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Date   : 06/19/2008    Duedate: 07/02/2008

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-483

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 DIRT DEVILS 35/1246  1436  809 12 64.0      BALLAD OF THE BLADE 11/1229           
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                      THE BROTHERHOOD 40 82/1269            
    DEVILS OF THE DEEP 82/1291                4 I, CLAUDIUS 13/705    583  394  6 59.7
    GARDEN OF EVIL II 82/1292                   FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 17/1293             
    DEVIL ADVOCATES 32/298                    5 SILMARILLIAD 13/146    27   19  1 58.7
    HOLIDAY HORRORS 6/1080                      NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 48/981              
    BLOOD ANGELS 40/1257                      6-HALL OF GIANT 12/885  362  260 10 58.2
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                  7 DARKLINGS 74/1160     566  562  6 50.2
    DO IT AGAIN 11/1239                       8 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  377  406  9 48.1
    HOUNDS OF HELL 12/1240                      THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
  2 MAIAR 64/755          546  341  5 61.6    9 RHYME TYME 55/397     326  368  1 47.0
    FATHER OF DRAGONS 67/812                    GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
    THUNDER TO GLORY 74/753                  10 ARENA FELINE 61/1059   82   96  1 46.1
    SARATOGA GLORY 32/1072                   11 CHEERS 70/1279        187  233  4 44.5
    TOOLS OF TORMENT 56/1082                    KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS 56/174             
    MEN OF 1,000 FACES 40/1297                  THE SIMPSONS 55/187                   
  3 I AM SAM 75/1075      913  580  9 61.2   12 UNDER DURESS 64/743   795 1092 12 42.1
    GARDEN OF HORRORS 40/1238                   DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                 13 CULTS-R-US 12/1255     30   54  0 35.7
    CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 60/1261                 14 CARDOW HUNTE 29/1277  589 1256 10 31.9

    '##/###' Avoid teams by their Team Id     '-'  Team did not fight this turn

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 596): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 590): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 592): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 578): MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 457): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): 911 of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 435): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 199): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 390): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 389): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 596): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 590): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 592): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 578): THE REPUBLIC (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 457): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 435): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 290): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 389): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): GANGREL of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
              (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): JON of MEN (A-sop, mgr.)
                          REWRITE of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                   (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): SCREWFACE of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
                                   RETRIBUTION XXIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud)
                       (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
                                   YELLOW JACKET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-sop, mgr.)
                                   BURNT OFFERINGS of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the
                                   Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Greetings, Free Blades.

Let me first thank Debby T for pointing out the erroneous nature of my record
keeping.  I had no idea I had been Lord Marshall that many times and that I had
actually managed to defend my title.  I'll try to do a better job going forward.  Now
that I've managed to defend my title, I'm using my two TV challenges on Glaurung (who
obviously avoided me last turn) and Nightcap.  May the best warrior win.

I was remiss last turn for not acknowledging the battle I had with Tom Bombadil.  He
is a very tough opponent who had beaten me at least twice prior to our last meeting.
I'm fortunate that my recent training made it possible for me to win.  I'd also like
to acknowledge Joppa Clubfist as a worthy foe.  Thank you for the challenge.

In closing, let me say that my greatest concern heading into this next turn is not
whether or not I am successful in my attempt to defend my title, but whether or not
I'll be able to remain classified as an Eligible.  I feel that The Sandman and I only
now have figured out what it takes to be competitive in that class.  If I am moved
into Contenders, both The Sandman and I will be faced with a very difficult decision.

Until next time, Free Blades.

Nebuchadnezzar

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     It wasn't anything, Neb.  I mean, I knew you were better than that, and I've
got, like, staff, you know?  So I had them check.  Why not?

Anyway, it's another fight day, and the sun is shining, and what I think is we ought
to all go on a picnic instead, but we're all being paid to be here, so, stuff about
the fights:

Knights of Rocanis was most avoided.  Devil Advocates avoided them most.  Does this
mean the Knights are enough to scare the devil?  Wow!

Falling Rock got the most challenges and was probably not thrilled, but that's life.

We had twenty-six fights, involving two standbys.  This is good.  And twelve
challenges, three of them tv and the rest radio.  This is good, too, in fact, it's
great.

     CEDAR (29-4319) (21-20-1,54) of CARDOW HUNTERS fought BITTER ALMOND (103-41)
(14-16-4,50) of the College of Mimes.  CEDAR vanquished BITTER ALMOND in a 1 minute
one-sided bout.  This rescues Cedar from having a losing record, so Bitter will just
have to put up with it, I guess.
     FURBALL (61-3002) (23-16-3,99) of ARENA FELINES fought MANDORALLEN (56-2288)
(24-15-1,74) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  FURBALL savagely defeated MANDORALLEN in an
exciting 2 minute bloody fray.  I haven't seen an Arena Feline around in a while!
Hi, Garfield.
     SHEA TANN (32-4623) (22-4-0,99) of DEVIL ADVOCATES fought BORIS KARLOFF (40-
4112) (13-3-1,51) of MEN OF 1,000 FACES.  SHEA TANN beat BORIS KARLOFF in an action
packed 1 minute duel.  But that's okay, Boris can just pull out another face and be
off on a date tonight with no bruises showing.
     TALL TREE (29-4380) (25-46-0,115) of CARDOW HUNTERS fought MAREI (103-37) (38-
32-2,150) of the College of Mimes.  TALL TREE was vanquished by MAREI in an exciting
1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.  What I think is, Tall Tree should retire.  But
Marei was happy.
     MEGALODON (82-32285) (18-5-0,162) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP fought SISTER X (12-
6340) (31-35-0,141) of CULTS-R-US.  MEGALODON overpowered SISTER X in an exciting 2
minute gory uneven fight.  Do you suppose Megalodon is related to the Lake Monster?
And if so, is this good or not so good?

     BLOODY EASTER BUNNY (6-5877) (27-8-3,158) of HOLIDAY HORRORS fought MAGGIE (55-
637) (34-49-1,127) of THE SIMPSONS.  BLOODY EASTER BUNNY was bested by MAGGIE in an
exciting 3 minute bout.  It probably serves them all right, but somebody stood up in
front of me and I couldn't see a thing.
     DANISH (74-2451) (69-31-0,210) of THUNDER TO GLORY fought TURNIP TORNEDO (82-
35257) (19-2-1,157) of GARDEN OF EVIL II.  DANISH overpowered TURNIP TORNEDO in an
action packed 1 minute uneven fray.  It's the nutmeg.  Like tranquilizers, you know?
And if you have enough of it all at once, you begin to see things that aren't there.
Along with some not-fun-at-all stuff that I won't go into here.
     DARK JUSTICE (56-2004) (28-31-0,194) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought BIONIC BUFFALO
(11-6570) (40-31-0,169) of DO IT AGAIN.  DARK JUSTICE overpowered BIONIC BUFFALO in a
1 minute one-sided duel.  Did Bionic REALLY say "do it again" at the end of that
fight?
     CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196) (96-132-0,193) of THE DRAGON FIST fought MILLHOUSE (55-
1324) (27-26-0,194) of THE SIMPSONS.  CORT NIGHTJEWEL handily defeated MILLHOUSE in a
1 minute mismatched competition.  And no surprise, really.  Stuff happens.
     NECROMANCER (48-1041) (32-18-2,193) of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS fought JULIUS (64-3641)
(133-130-3,203) of UNDER DURESS.  NECROMANCER was demolished by JULIUS in an exciting
1 minute gory one-sided bout.  Who is this Necromancer and where did he come from?
They're all over the place!  It's kind of bad.

     SUPERIOR FORCES (33-4543) (108-157-3,193) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought NATAS
(11-6531) (23-10-0,166) of DO IT AGAIN.  SUPERIOR FORCES devastated NATAS in a 1
minute one-sided fight.  When a superior force is superior, it's just totally going
to win, you know?
     DREAM WARRIOR (48-1040) (45-17-0,241) of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS fought SMUG BUG (55-
2900) (74-143-0,199) of RHYME TYME.  DREAM WARRIOR killed SMUG BUG in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute brawl.  I knew someone who killed a bug at night.  It was a
mosquito and it woke him up and he was really annoyed.  This is good.  More bugs
should be squashed.  Yes, okay, I know there are good bugs and bad bugs, but what *I*
think is, the only good bugs are outside.  Not in the house.
     NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (131-118-0,212) of DARKLINGS fought MELKOR (13-1821) (36-15-
0,200) of SILMARILLIAD.  NIGHTCAP vanquished MELKOR in an action packed 1 minute
gruesome mismatched bout.  Um.  Yes, right.
     TOM BOMBADIL (64-3936) (59-28-0,213) of MAIAR fought NOREASTER (35-3896) (41-24-
1,212) of DIRT DEVILS.  TOM BOMBADIL savagely defeated NOREASTER in a crowd pleasing
1 minute gory conflict.  Wow, SAVAGE.  That is so, well, something or other, you
know?

The challenge matches:
     SAVORY (32-4143) (17-9-1,31) of SARATOGA GLORY challenged FALLING ROCK (29-4286)
(20-37-0,33) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 2.  SAVORY was demolished by FALLING ROCK in a 1
minute mismatched Challenge match.  This was Most Challenged Falling Rock, remember?
I bet he was surprised to win, on account of most people challenge him for the easy
wins and the heck with learning anything.  Well, so far as I can tell.  Managers
don't talk to me about stuff like that.
     ARTEMIDORUS (17-6864) (24-6-1,82) of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM challenged STONETOOTH
(29-4560) (27-38-0,49) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 33.  ARTEMIDORUS devastated
STONETOOTH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.  See?  Although a change in
strategy might help.  You never know.
     MACHINE (56-3795) (21-13-0,161) of TOOLS OF TORMENT challenged THE QUICKLING
(70-1669) (80-188-2,152) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  MACHINE was defeated by THE QUICKLING
in an exciting 2 minute Challenge match.  Well, darn.  I was hoping you'd torment
him, Machine.  I sure get tormented by machines a lot.
     TRADEMARK (32-4114) (29-12-3,171) of SARATOGA GLORY challenged KOOKABURRA (33-
4151) (94-126-4,179) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.  Up 8.  TRADEMARK overpowered KOOKABURRA
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  This is, like, weird.  It says right here
on the program that Kookaburra is a cookie.  Fine.  I like cookies.  But there's this
note in the margin--sometimes the staff does that, darnnit--that says it's a BIRD.
Um.  Maybe it's a bird-shaped cookie?

     SCOOBY DOOM (12-6021) (39-30-1,198) of HOUNDS OF HELL challenged CITY MILITIA
(56-2200) (25-20-0,199) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Up 1.  SCOOBY DOOM was defeated by
CITY MILITIA in an action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.  Naturally!  This is why
towns have leash laws.
     STYLISH (32-4116) (28-13-1,189) of SARATOGA GLORY challenged SAM (70-466) (17-9-
0,191) of CHEERS.  Up 2.  STYLISH viciously subdued SAM in an action packed 3 minute
gruesome Challenge duel.  Drat, one of the staff made a note here, sometimes they do
put in good stuff, but there's a beer stain on it.  Who was drinking beer on my
notes?  It wasn't me, I'm having a pina colada with an umbrella in it.
     SANGUINE (40-4135) (36-23-1,186) of BLOOD ANGELS challenged BARBARIAN KNIGHT
(56-2006) (34-24-2,192) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Up 6.  SANGUINE viciously subdued
BARBARIAN KNIGHT in a 2 minute Challenge competition.  I always thought that was an
oxymoron.  Barbarian and knight, you know.  Not Blood Angel, which is simply gross.
Or do I mean Blood Eagle?  Whatever.
     CLAUDIUS (13-2860) (57-42-2,218) of I, CLAUDIUS challenged MALT-O-MEAL (60-7527)
(38-19-1,203) of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA.  Down 15.  CLAUDIUS savagely defeated MALT-O-MEAL
in an exciting 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.  What a total surprise, huh?

These are the tourney victor challenges, and congratulations to the gladiators who
have them to use.
     GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-4936) (15-2-0,67) of ARMY OF DARKNESS TV challenged BLACK
WOLF (29-4194) (34-32-1,73) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 6.  GIMME SOME SUGAR overpowered
BLACK WOLF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.  No surprise here, since Black is
just an ordinary wolf, not a tourney wolf.  And sugar beats almost everything.  Beets
almost everything?
     DEFIANCE (32-4619) (20-0-1,142) of ANGELS OF PAIN TV challenged COMRADE KOOK
(12-6339) (34-33-1,118) of CULTS-R-US.  Down 24.  DEFIANCE was subdued by COMRADE
KOOK in an exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.  You gotta watch out for those
cultists, they have tricks up their sleeves and other places.
     SAMURAI (75-3119) (27-15-1,206) of I AM SAM TV challenged MORLENA (56-2163) (27-
25-1,214) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Up 8.  SAMURAI devastated MORLENA in an action
packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Action-packed is good, but action-packed
one minute is just confusing for the spectators.

For Lord Marshall:
     GLAURUNG (67-2324) (43-14-0,272) of FATHER OF DRAGONS challenged NEBUCHADNEZZAR
(22-5821) (78-54-0,252) of BLADES OF WONDER.  Down 20.  GLAURUNG was devastated by
NEBUCHADNEZZAR in a 3 minute Challenge Title duel.  And congratulations to
Nebuchadnezzar, who is really good, better than his manager admits.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      79  54  0  280  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-CORRUPTION 82-22745         29  10  0  256  THE BROTHERHOOD 40 (1269)  DWES EG
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       46  17  1  251  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            58  42  2  236  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           132 118  0  234  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 TOM BOMBADIL 64-3936        60  28  0  228  MAIAR (755)                KURUKAR
 JULIUS 64-3641             134 130  3  221  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 DANISH 74-2451              70  31  0  219  THUNDER TO GLORY (753)     DAYLA KIV
 SAMURAI 75-3119             28  15  1  217  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
-KING LOVE 40-3748           72  53  2  216  GARDEN OF HORRORS (1238)   ZENSU
-REQUIEM 11-4472             46  36  0  213  BALLAD OF THE BLADE (1229) ARUAK CITY
 CITY MILITIA 56-2200        26  20  0  212  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      97 132  0  206  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NOREASTER 35-3896           41  25  1  204  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    109 157  3  203  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 DARK JUSTICE 56-2004        29  31  0  203  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            74 144  0  202  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 SANGUINE 40-4135            37  23  1  202  BLOOD ANGELS (1257)        ZENSU
 STYLISH 32-4116             29  13  1  202  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         38  20  1  200  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
-JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      34  30  0  199  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
-SAMARIUM 75-3071            49  30  1  198  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 GLAURUNG 67-2324            43  15  0  197  FATHER OF DRAGONS (812)    BARIKALA
 SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021         39  31  1  196  HOUNDS OF HELL (1240)      RIZTAB
 MELKOR 13-1821              36  16  0  194  SILMARILLIAD (146)         DULLENS
 MORLENA 56-2163             27  26  1  193  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 SAM 70-466                  17  10  0  192  CHEERS (1279)              SENTERN
 BARBARIAN KNIGHT 56-2006    34  25  2  188  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 TRADEMARK 32-4114           30  12  3  188  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 NECROMANCER 48-1041         32  19  2  186  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 MILLHOUSE 55-1324           27  27  0  183  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          94 127  4  171  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 MEGALODON 82-32285          19   5  0  170  DEVILS OF THE DEEP (1291)  DWES EG
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       81 188  2  169  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 TURNIP TORNEDO 82--30279    19   3  1  168  GARDEN OF EVIL II (1292)   DWES EG
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      40  32  0  165  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 NATAS 11-6531               23  11  0  163  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 MAGGIE 55-637               35  49  1  161  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 MACHINE 56-3795             21  14  0  152  TOOLS OF TORMENT (1082)    ROCANIS

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 COMRADE KOOK 12-6339        35  33  1  146  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 SISTER X 12-6340            31  36  0  141  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 6-5877  27   9  3  140  HOLIDAY HORRORS (1080)     TRANSEL
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            20   1  1  126  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  47  0  116  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 FURBALL 61-3002             24  16  3  106  ARENA FELINES (1059)       JURINE
 SHEA TANN 32-4623           23   4  0  101  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         25   6  1   85  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    16   2  0   82  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 MANDORALLEN 56-2288         24  16  1   77  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 BLACK WOLF 29-4194          34  33  1   65  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 CEDAR 29-4319               22  20  1   63  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 BORIS KARLOFF 40-4112       13   4  1   63  MEN OF 1,000 FACES (1297)  ZENSU
 STONETOOTH 29-4560          27  39  0   52  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 FALLING ROCK 29-4286        21  37  0   46  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 SAVORY 32-4143              17  10  1   22  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN
SMUG BUG 55-2900          74 144  0 RHYME TYME 397         DREAM WARRIOR 55-1040     483

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Sanguine -- I wonder if warriors with my level of experience should continue to
compete.  It seems unfair to guys like you that get matched against me.  Still... you
WERE ranked higher.  I don't know... what do you think? -- Nightcap

     Maybe you're not competing?  Maybe you're, like, teaching.

Nebuchadnezzar --  It's great to see a Lord-Marshall write a column.  I hope you get
to stay at the top long enough to break Manic's record. -- Nightcap

Gimme Some Sugar -- Why?  You're wired enough as it is. -- Stonetooth

Boris Karloff -- Gods, you shouldn't change faces in the middle of the fight!  Talk
about a distraction! -- Falling Rock

Megalodon -- Ah.  I've heard of you.  You're worse than a dam burst. -- Tall Tree

Savory -- Indeed, yes, quite tasty. -- Black Wolf

Artemidorus -- Lest we forget old friends, hmm? -- Cedar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAMURAI devastated MORLENA in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DEFIANCE was subdued by COMRADE KOOK in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
GIMME SOME SUGAR overpowered BLACK WOLF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
CLAUDIUS savagely defeated MALT-O-MEAL in a exciting 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
GLAURUNG was devastated by NEBUCHADNEZZAR in a 3 minute Challenge Title duel.
SANGUINE viciously subdued BARBARIAN KNIGHT in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
STYLISH viciously subdued SAM in a action packed 3 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
SCOOBY DOOM was defeated by CITY MILITIA in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
TRADEMARK overpowered KOOKABURRA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MACHINE was defeated by THE QUICKLING in a exciting 2 minute Challenge match.
ARTEMIDORUS devastated STONETOOTH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
SAVORY was demolished by FALLING ROCK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TOM BOMBADIL savagely defeated NOREASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory conflict.
NIGHTCAP vanquished MELKOR in a action packed 1 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
DREAM WARRIOR killed SMUG BUG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
SUPERIOR FORCES devastated NATAS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NECROMANCER was demolished by JULIUS in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL handily defeated MILLHOUSE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DARK JUSTICE overpowered BIONIC BUFFALO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DANISH overpowered TURNIP TORNEDO in a action packed 1 minute uneven fray.
BLOODY EASTER BUNNY was bested by MAGGIE in a exciting 3 minute bout.
MEGALODON overpowered SISTER X in a exciting 2 minute gory uneven fight.
TALL TREE was vanquished by MAREI in a exciting 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
SHEA TANN beat BORIS KARLOFF in a action packed 1 minute duel.
FURBALL savagely defeated MANDORALLEN in a exciting 2 minute bloody fray.
CEDAR vanquished BITTER ALMOND in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  15 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        48 -  28 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    73 -  61 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   35 -  31 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  21 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       24 -  29 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  34 -  1      36  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  26 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 483 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         4  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  9         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821     79  54  0  280 BLADES OF WONDER (1002)
WALL OF STEEL    DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040      46  17  1  251 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)
SLASHING ATTACK  CLAUDIUS 13-2860           58  42  2  236 I, CLAUDIUS (705)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          132 118  0  234 DARKLINGS (1160)
LUNGING ATTACK   TOM BOMBADIL 64-3936       60  28  0  228 MAIAR (755)
BASHING ATTACK   DARK JUSTICE 56-2004       29  31  0  203 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)
TOTAL PARRY      MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527        38  20  1  200 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)
STRIKING ATTACK  MILLHOUSE 55-1324          27  27  0  183 THE SIMPSONS (187)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CEDAR 29-4319              22  20  1   63 CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was STYLISH 32-4116.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAGGIE 55-637, 
CLAUDIUS 13-2860, NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821, SANGUINE 40-4135, TRADEMARK 32-4114, BLOODY 
EASTER BUNNY 6-5877, MEGALODON 82-32285, FURBALL 61-3002, SAM 70-466, and CITY 
MILITIA 56-2200.

The least popular fighter this week was TALL TREE 29-4380.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570, SAVORY 32-4143, STONETOOTH 29-4560, 
BORIS KARLOFF 40-4112, TURNIP TORNEDO 82--30279, NATAS 11-6531, MELKOR 13-1821, CEDAR 
29-4319, MANDORALLEN 56-2288, and DARK JUSTICE 56-2004.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TRANSEL(6)           0  1 0  ARVAT(32)            3  2 0  JURINE(61)           1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       0  2 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   1  1 0  KURUKAR(64)          2  0 0  
RIZTAB(12)           1  2 0  MURSKA(35)           0  1 0  BARIKALA(67)         0  1 0  
DULLENS(13)          1  1 0  ZENSU(40)            1  1 0  SENTERN(70)          1  1 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  0 0  CAER(48)             1  1 1  DAYLA KIV(74)        2  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  0 0  KHALANI(55)          1  2 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  0 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          2  4 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  0 0  
LAPUR(29)            2  3 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  DWES EG(82)          1  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 6-5877  27   9  3  140  HOLIDAY HORRORS (1080)     TRANSEL
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      40  32  0  165  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021         39  31  1  196  HOUNDS OF HELL (1240)      RIZTAB
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            58  42  2  236  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         25   6  1   85  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    16   2  0   82  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      79  54  0  280  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  47  0  116  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 STYLISH 32-4116             29  13  1  202  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    109 157  3  203  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 NOREASTER 35-3896           41  25  1  204  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA
 SANGUINE 40-4135            37  23  1  202  BLOOD ANGELS (1257)        ZENSU
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       46  17  1  251  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            74 144  0  202  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 CITY MILITIA 56-2200        26  20  0  212  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         38  20  1  200  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 FURBALL 61-3002             24  16  3  106  ARENA FELINES (1059)       JURINE
 TOM BOMBADIL 64-3936        60  28  0  228  MAIAR (755)                KURUKAR

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GLAURUNG 67-2324            43  15  0  197  FATHER OF DRAGONS (812)    BARIKALA
 SAM 70-466                  17  10  0  192  CHEERS (1279)              SENTERN
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           132 118  0  234  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 SAMURAI 75-3119             28  15  1  217  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      97 132  0  206  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 MEGALODON 82-32285          19   5  0  170  DEVILS OF THE DEEP (1291)  DWES EG

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!