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Date   : 07/17/2008    Duedate: 07/30/2008

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-485

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 DO IT AGAIN 11/1239  1446  813 12 64.0      SARATOGA GLORY 32/1072                
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                      TOOLS OF TORMENT 56/1082              
    GARDEN OF EVIL II 82/1292                   MEN OF 1,000 FACES 40/1297            
    DEVILS OF THE DEEP 82/1291                  THE BLACK RIDERS 15/1298              
    DEVIL ADVOCATES 32/298                    5 I, CLAUDIUS 13/705    587  394  6 59.8
    HOLIDAY HORRORS 6/1080                      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 17/1293             
    BLOOD ANGELS 40/1257                      6 DARKLINGS 74/1160     567  563  6 50.2
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                  7 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  379  408  9 48.2
    DIRT DEVILS 35/1246                         THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
    HOUNDS OF HELL 12/1240                    8 RHYME TYME 55/397     327  371  1 46.8
  2 SILMARILLIAD 13/146    31   19  1 62.0      GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
    NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 48/981                  9 ARENA FELINE 61/1059   83   97  1 46.1
  3 I AM SAM 75/1075      918  582  9 61.2   10 CHEERS 70/1279        193  244  4 44.2
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                    KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS 56/174             
    CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 60/1261                    THE SIMPSONS 55/187                   
    GARDEN OF HORRORS 40/1238                11 UNDER DURESS 64/743   798 1093 12 42.2
  4 MAIAR 64/755          551  349  5 61.2      DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    FATHER OF DRAGONS 67/812                 12 CULTS-R-US 12/1255     31   57  0 35.2
    THUNDER TO GLORY 74/753                  13 CARDOW HUNTE 29/1277  592 1263 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 597): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 598): BELEG CUTHALION of SILMARILLIAD (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 592): SIMULACRUM of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 592): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 590): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 583): KYRA of BLOOD KNIGHTS (Arturius, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 293): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 580): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 578): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 569): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 531): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): COLOUR COMMENTATOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 459): PREATORIAN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 437): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 422): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 392): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 391): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 484): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 598): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 592): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 592): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 590): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 583): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 293): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 580): ROMAN HEROES (Ceasar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 578): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 569): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 531): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 459): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): LUROCIANS T308 (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 437): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 422): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 292): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 391): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 484): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): GANGREL of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): LITTLE OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 592): WENDIGO of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
                (turn 591): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): KILDILLI DALL of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
              (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): FRENZY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                             JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 459): PREATORIAN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
                (turn 458): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): VENREK of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
                       (turn 445): MGRWONTHE1STTOGS! Of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601
                                   (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 437): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 422): DUCK KA-BOB of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Free Blades,

Please accept my apologies for not submitting a column for turn 484.  "Real" life was
hectic and I didn't get around to it.  I'll try not to let that happen again.

Going back to turn 483, let me say that Glaurung put up a good fight.  I think he
thought I'd fight him with my fists and was armed and armored as such.  Weird that I
made a TV Challenge to him, but we fought on his challenge.  Anyway, Glaurung, I do
still use a scimitar from time to time.  I've seen that it comes in handy against you
parry-type warriors.

Now, on to turn 484.  City Militia, you're a fine opponent.  I look forward to
fighting you again.  I was eager to fight you based on the admiration Samurai has for
you after fighting you in the last Mail In tournament.

For turn 485, my primary TV Challenge goes to Smug Bug and my backup TV Challenge to
Claudius.  I hope to retain my title for a fifth turn.  Which brings me to a point
made by either Debby T or our editor.  A former warrior of my manager's, Manic, held
the title for 10 straight turns.  His feat was matched by a warrior of Shadowgate's
whose name escapes me.  I believe this is the modern record.  However, I remember
Mad Max once telling me that his warrior, I Backstroke, held the throne for an entire
split.  I believe that would have been ten to twelve turns in the "old" days.  Now
that Mad Max is back in Free Blades, he might enlighten us on the specifics?  I'd be
very interested in knowing the true record.

Nebuchadnezzar

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     I don't know what it IS about Novgorodny Vir, but he just totally gets my goat.
And what I hope is, while he's looking the other way, probably into a mirror, my goat
EATS him.  Or at least bites him some.  Oh, well, let's see what happened today,
before people rushed off to attend the tourney.
     Knights of Rocanis were avoided by Devil Advocates.  Some smarty told me that's
the wrong way to say it, too "passive."  So let's try it this way, then:  Devil
Advocates avoided Knights of Rocanis.  Except I think it puts the emphasis in the
wrong place.  Which is why I said it the other way to begin with.
     Sam got the most challenges.  That might be because his name is easy to spell,
but maybe not.
     We had twenty-three fights and it looks like not one single standby.  That's
really good.  Thirteen challenges, three of them tv and the rest, you know, radio.

And because everybody's in a hurry to go to the tourney, I'll do this fast.
     MANDORALLEN (56-2288) (24-17-1,73) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought CEDAR (29-4319)
(22-21-1,64) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  MANDORALLEN overpowered CEDAR in an exciting 1
minute uneven match.
     CENTURION (56-4024) (18-3-0,57) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought FALLING ROCK (29-
4286) (22-37-0,59) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  CENTURION luckily beat FALLING ROCK in an
action packed 3 minute gory fight.
     SHEA TANN (32-4623) (23-5-0,94) of DEVIL ADVOCATES fought THE WITCH-KING (15-
4029) (18-11-0,65) of THE BLACK RIDERS.  SHEA TANN overpowered THE WITCH-KING in a 1
minute uneven fight.
     MAGGIE (55-637) (36-49-1,173) of THE SIMPSONS fought FURBALL (61-3002) (25-16-
3,125) of ARENA FELINES.  MAGGIE handily defeated FURBALL in an exciting 1 minute
one-sided contest.
     BIONIC BUFFALO (11-6570) (40-33-0,159) of DO IT AGAIN fought THE QUICKLING (70-
1669) (81-189-2,177) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  BIONIC BUFFALO subdued THE QUICKLING in an
action packed 2 minute gruesome bout.

     STYLISH (32-4116) (29-14-1,190) of SARATOGA GLORY fought COMRADE KOOK (12-6339)
(36-33-1,159) of CULTS-R-US.  STYLISH devastated COMRADE KOOK in an action packed 1
minute one-sided bout.
     SCOOBY DOOM (12-6021) (39-32-1,187) of HOUNDS OF HELL fought MILLHOUSE (55-1324)
(27-28-0,178) of THE SIMPSONS.  SCOOBY DOOM overpowered MILLHOUSE in a crowd pleasing
1 minute bloody one-sided match.
     CLAUDIUS (13-2860) (59-42-2,247) of I, CLAUDIUS fought CITY MILITIA (56-2200)
(26-21-0,198) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  CLAUDIUS overpowered CITY MILITIA in an
exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
     NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (133-118-0,262) of DARKLINGS fought KING LOVE (40-3748) (72-
53-2,216) of GARDEN OF HORRORS.  NIGHTCAP was viciously subdued by KING LOVE in a 2
minute bloody brawl.
     SAMURAI (75-3119) (29-15-1,244) of I AM SAM fought JULIUS (64-3641) (135-130-
3,228) of UNDER DURESS.  SAMURAI lost to JULIUS in an exciting 2 minute fray.

I told you I was going to do it fast.

And the challenges:
     ARTEMIDORUS (17-6864) (26-6-1,90) of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM challenged STONETOOTH
(29-4560) (28-39-0,61) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 29.  ARTEMIDORUS savagely defeated
STONETOOTH in a popular 1 minute bloody Challenge duel.
     MACHINE (56-3795) (21-15-0,148) of TOOLS OF TORMENT challenged SISTER X (12-
6340) (31-37-0,145) of CULTS-R-US.  Down 3.  MACHINE overpowered SISTER X in a 1
minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
     NATAS (11-6531) (24-11-0,165) of DO IT AGAIN challenged KOOKABURRA (33-4151)
(94-128-4,173) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.  Up 8.  NATAS bested KOOKABURRA in an exciting
2 minute bloody Challenge battle.
     TRADEMARK (32-4114) (31-12-3,205) of SARATOGA GLORY challenged CORT NIGHTJEWEL
(78-196) (98-132-0,219) of THE DRAGON FIST.  Up 14.  TRADEMARK was overpowered by
CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
     DANISH (74-2451) (70-32-0,200) of THUNDER TO GLORY challenged SAM (70-466) (18-
10-0,213) of CHEERS.  Up 13.  DANISH overcame SAM in a 2 minute Challenge bout.

     SANGUINE (40-4135) (37-24-1,188) of BLOOD ANGELS challenged DARK JUSTICE (56-
2004) (29-32-0,189) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Up 1.  SANGUINE vanquished DARK JUSTICE
in an exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
     GLAURUNG (67-2324) (43-16-0,198) of FATHER OF DRAGONS challenged SUPERIOR FORCES
(33-4543) (109-158-3,194) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  Down 4.  GLAURUNG lost to
SUPERIOR FORCES in a popular 3 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
     TOM BOMBADIL (64-3936) (60-29-0,194) of MAIAR challenged BARBARIAN KNIGHT (56-
2006) (35-25-2,190) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Down 4.  TOM BOMBADIL overpowered
BARBARIAN KNIGHT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
     DREAM WARRIOR (48-1040) (47-17-1,264) of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS challenged MALT-O-
MEAL (60-7527) (39-20-1,205) of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA.  Down 59.  DREAM WARRIOR
overpowered MALT-O-MEAL in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
     MELKOR (13-1821) (37-16-0,218) of SILMARILLIAD challenged MORLENA (56-2163) (27-
27-1,198) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Down 20.  MELKOR subdued MORLENA in a crowd
pleasing 3 minute gruesome Challenge competition.

The tv challenges, and congratulations to everyone who has a tv and uses it:
     GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-4936) (17-2-0,98) of ARMY OF DARKNESS TV challenged BLACK
WOLF (29-4194) (35-33-1,95) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 3.  GIMME SOME SUGAR devastated
BLACK WOLF in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
     DEFIANCE (32-4619) (21-1-1,134) of ANGELS OF PAIN TV challenged TALL TREE (29-
4380) (25-48-0,114) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 20.  DEFIANCE demolished TALL TREE in a 
popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.

And for the title, our writer of a great column, NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821) (80-54-
0,296) of BLADES OF WONDER TV challenged SMUG BUG (55-2900) (75-144-0,221) of RHYME
TYME.  Down 75.  NEBUCHADNEZZAR devastated SMUG BUG in a 1 minute mismatched
Challenge Title fight.  Congratulations, Nebuchadnezzar, both for having the tv and
keeping the title.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      81  54  0  306  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       48  17  1  287  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            60  42  2  260  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
 JULIUS 64-3641             136 130  3  243  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      99 132  0  240  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 KING LOVE 40-3748           73  53  2  230  GARDEN OF HORRORS (1238)   ZENSU
 MELKOR 13-1821              38  16  0  223  SILMARILLIAD (146)         DULLENS
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    110 158  3  218  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DANISH 74-2451              71  32  0  210  THUNDER TO GLORY (753)     DAYLA KIV
 TOM BOMBADIL 64-3936        61  29  0  209  MAIAR (755)                KURUKAR
 SAM 70-466                  18  11  0  205  CHEERS (1279)              SENTERN
-NOREASTER 35-3896           41  25  1  204  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA
 MORLENA 56-2163             27  28  1  203  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           133 119  0  200  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 SANGUINE 40-4135            38  24  1  200  BLOOD ANGELS (1257)        ZENSU
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         39  21  1  198  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            75 145  0  197  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 SAMURAI 75-3119             29  16  1  197  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021         40  32  1  196  HOUNDS OF HELL (1240)      RIZTAB
 STYLISH 32-4116             30  14  1  195  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 GLAURUNG 67-2324            43  17  0  194  FATHER OF DRAGONS (812)    BARIKALA
 CITY MILITIA 56-2200        26  22  0  194  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 TRADEMARK 32-4114           31  13  3  190  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 BARBARIAN KNIGHT 56-2006    35  26  2  189  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
-NECROMANCER 48-1041         32  19  2  186  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 DARK JUSTICE 56-2004        29  33  0  182  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MAGGIE 55-637               37  49  1  177  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 NATAS 11-6531               25  11  0  177  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      41  33  0  176  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 MILLHOUSE 55-1324           27  29  0  172  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
-MEGALODON 82-32285          19   5  0  170  DEVILS OF THE DEEP (1291)  DWES EG
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          94 129  4  169  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
-TURNIP TORNEDO 82--30279    19   3  1  168  GARDEN OF EVIL II (1292)   DWES EG
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       81 190  2  166  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 COMRADE KOOK 12-6339        36  34  1  161  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 MACHINE 56-3795             22  15  0  158  TOOLS OF TORMENT (1082)    ROCANIS

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 6-5877  27   9  3  140  HOLIDAY HORRORS (1080)     TRANSEL
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            22   1  1  140  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 SISTER X 12-6340            31  38  0  138  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 FURBALL 61-3002             25  17  3  127  ARENA FELINES (1059)       JURINE
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  49  0  114  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    18   2  0  109  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 SHEA TANN 32-4623           24   5  0  101  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-REWRITE 29-2926             27  15  1   97  WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (1290)    LAPUR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         27   6  1   92  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLACK WOLF 29-4194          35  34  1   90  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 MANDORALLEN 56-2288         25  17  1   83  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 STONETOOTH 29-4560          28  40  0   68  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 THE WITCH-KING 15-4029      18  12  0   67  THE BLACK RIDERS (1298)    MALCORN
 CENTURION 56-4024           19   3  0   63  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
-BORIS KARLOFF 40-4112       13   4  1   63  MEN OF 1,000 FACES (1297)  ZENSU
 FALLING ROCK 29-4286        22  38  0   60  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 CEDAR 29-4319               22  22  1   58  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
-FRENZY 32-4625              16   6  1   55  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
-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

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Danish -- Nice train.  That was a very brave challenge, and it's nice to fight
someone of your style.  You almost beat me, too. --  Nightcap
P.S.  What kind of Danish are you?  Prune, apricot... ?  How would you say that you
differ from a kolache?

Debby Tonte -- Sorry I didn't write an ad last time.  If I could remember who I
fought, I would.  Are we getting together with Talahya for their big festival?  Is it
an enchilada festival, or some other kind?  I'd rather it not be enchilada.  I like
fried chicken. -- Nightcap

     We could have our OWN festival after the tourney.  A chicken fry.

To those whom we fought -- Good fight. -- Those who fought you

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

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

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         AIMED BLOW        52 -  25 -  0      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  14 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   34 -  28 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    66 -  67 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  22 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE       24 -  28 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  31 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  24 -  0      31  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 485 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821     81  54  0  306 BLADES OF WONDER (1002)
WALL OF STEEL    DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040      48  17  1  287 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)
SLASHING ATTACK  CLAUDIUS 13-2860           60  42  2  260 I, CLAUDIUS (705)
TOTAL PARRY      MELKOR 13-1821             38  16  0  223 SILMARILLIAD (146)
PARRY-LUNGE      DANISH 74-2451             71  32  0  210 THUNDER TO GLORY (753)
LUNGING ATTACK   TOM BOMBADIL 64-3936       61  29  0  209 MAIAR (755)
BASHING ATTACK   DARK JUSTICE 56-2004       29  33  0  182 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)
STRIKING ATTACK  MILLHOUSE 55-1324          27  29  0  172 THE SIMPSONS (187)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CEDAR 29-4319              22  22  1   58 CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JULIUS 64-3641.  The ten other most popular fighters were FALLING ROCK 
29-4286, MORLENA 56-2163, DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040, BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570, SUPERIOR 
FORCES 33-4543, NATAS 11-6531, GLAURUNG 67-2324, DEFIANCE 32-4619, MELKOR 13-1821, 
and DANISH 74-2451.

The least popular fighter this week was COMRADE KOOK 12-6339.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STONETOOTH 29-4560, SISTER X 12-6340, CEDAR 29-4319, THE 
WITCH-KING 15-4029, CITY MILITIA 56-2200, DARK JUSTICE 56-2004, BARBARIAN KNIGHT 
56-2006, TALL TREE 29-4380, CENTURION 56-4024, and SHEA TANN 32-4623.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ARUAK CITY(11)       2  0 0  ARVAT(32)            3  1 0  JURINE(61)           0  1 0  
RIZTAB(12)           1  2 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   1  1 0  KURUKAR(64)          2  0 0  
DULLENS(13)          2  0 0  ZENSU(40)            2  0 0  BARIKALA(67)         0  1 0  
MALCORN(15)          0  1 0  CAER(48)             1  0 0  SENTERN(70)          0  2 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  0 0  KHALANI(55)          1  2 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        1  1 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          3  4 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    0  1 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  0 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  0 0  
LAPUR(29)            0  5 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NATAS 11-6531               25  11  0  177  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021         40  32  1  196  HOUNDS OF HELL (1240)      RIZTAB
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            60  42  2  260  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE WITCH-KING 15-4029      18  12  0   67  THE BLACK RIDERS (1298)    MALCORN
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         27   6  1   92  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    18   2  0  109  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      81  54  0  306  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  49  0  114  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 STYLISH 32-4116             30  14  1  195  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    110 158  3  218  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 KING LOVE 40-3748           73  53  2  230  GARDEN OF HORRORS (1238)   ZENSU
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       48  17  1  287  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            75 145  0  197  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 MORLENA 56-2163             27  28  1  203  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         39  21  1  198  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 FURBALL 61-3002             25  17  3  127  ARENA FELINES (1059)       JURINE
 JULIUS 64-3641             136 130  3  243  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 GLAURUNG 67-2324            43  17  0  194  FATHER OF DRAGONS (812)    BARIKALA
 SAM 70-466                  18  11  0  205  CHEERS (1279)              SENTERN
 DANISH 74-2451              71  32  0  210  THUNDER TO GLORY (753)     DAYLA KIV
 SAMURAI 75-3119             29  16  1  197  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      99 132  0  240  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN