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Date   : 08/14/2008    Duedate: 08/27/2008

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-487

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 DO IT AGAIN 11/1239  1456  817 13 64.1    6 MIDNIGHT HOUR 70/551  267  203  3 56.8
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                      DISPOSABLE HEROES 70/592              
    DEVIL ADVOCATES 32/298                      SPREAD THE DISEASE 70/398             
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                    ECCENTRIC DWARVES 70/342              
    BLOOD ANGELS 40/1257                        INCONSISTENT FURY 56/259              
    HOUNDS OF HELL 12/1240                    7 YIELD 56/1299         137  124  7 52.5
  2 SILMARILLIAD 13/146    34   21  1 61.8    8 DARKLINGS 74/1160     569  563  6 50.3
    NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 48/981                  9 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  381  410  9 48.2
  3 I AM SAM 75/1075      926  582  9 61.4      THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                 10 RHYME TYME 55/397     329  373  1 46.9
    CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 60/1261                    GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
    GARDEN OF HORRORS 40/1238                11-ARENA FELINE 61/1059   83   97  1 46.1
  4 MAIAR 64/755          558  355  6 61.1   12 CHEERS 70/1279        198  258  4 43.4
    FATHER OF DRAGONS 67/812                    KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS 56/174             
    THE BLACK RIDERS 15/1298                    THE SIMPSONS 55/187                   
    THUNDER TO GLORY 74/753                  13 UNDER DURESS 64/743   800 1095 12 42.2
    SARATOGA GLORY 32/1072                      DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    TOOLS OF TORMENT 56/1082                 14 CULTS-R-US 12/1255     32   60  0 34.8
  5 I, CLAUDIUS 13/705    589  396  6 59.8   15 CARDOW HUNTE 29/1277  594 1271 10 31.8
    FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 17/1293             

    '##/###' 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 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 600): DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 594): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 596): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 592): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): VORTEX of FLYING MONKEYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 580): SNAKE EYES HAMMER of KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 439): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 501): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 394): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 393): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 486): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 600): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 594): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 596): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 592): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): FREE MASONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 580): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 439): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 201): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 294): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 393): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 486): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585):URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          ARONWE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          URAT of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
              (turn 584): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 581): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): UGLY GENTLEMAN of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
               (turn 570): PANE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, 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 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
                (turn 460): CONTRABAND of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 423): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                              JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Hello, again, Free Blades.

I must admit that six turns as Lord Marshall are more than I expected.  I'm beginning
to get cautiously optimistic about my chances to challenge Manic's record.  My last
fight against Cort Nightjewel was a good one and I'm hoping to follow it up with
another hard-fought victory.  My TV challenges this turn go to Melkor and Glaurung.

On a tourney-related note, I hope all of you that entered had a successful tourney in
one way or another.  Samurai and I were able to do well in the recent Face to Face,
despite being limited to one strategy and having no proxy.  We're both hopeful that
our classification won't change for the Mail In and we can have even better
performances.

Until next time,

Nebuchadnezzar

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Okay, so it rained in the night.  It isn't night now, and I don't see any reason
at all why you guys shouldn't write personals.  I mean, you show up and fight, you
issue challenges, there's a Lord Marshall's column, and this is just a great arena.
Except for the whole personals thing.  I know the Cardow Hunters can write personals,
so they'd better get it together again and do so.  Darklings can do personals, if
someone hits them over the head at the last minute.  And Mad Max, your guys can do
personals, and we thank you for the ones they did this time.  But seriously, we could
have actual conversation here if we just put a little effort into it.  Or flirting,
or the exchange of insults, or whatever.  Something!  We could take that "Best of the
Isle" title away from Crysalis, if we tried.  Okay, sure, they have four weeks to get
it together and we only have two.  Well, we could do it every other turn, couldn't
we?  Every odd-numbered turn, maybe?  I mean, we can, like, DO this.

But for right now, here's what we have"
     Blades of Wonder were avoided more than anybody, and of the people who avoided
them, it was Maiar who did it most.  This kind of thing happnes.
     Melkor got the most challenges, at least, I think so.  The Unknown Spymaster,
who took the notes, had a bag over his head and I might've heard him wrong.  That bag
is so silly.  If he'd just, you know, wash his face, nobody would recognize him.  It
isn't like he's memorable.
     We had thirty fights, which is more than any other arena on the Isle except
Talahya and Primus, and they don't count because they're full of zombies.  Okay, and
five standbys.  Mimes, you know.  But if they can't, like, talk, why shouldn't they
write personals?  I mean, if you can't talk, it's what you do, right?  You write.
Well, and sign language, but that doesn't work in the newsletter.
     And thirteen challenges, which is good, with three of them tv, which is even
better.

     PREATORIAN (56-4005) (20-8-1,65) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought CEDAR (29-4319)
(22-23-1,63) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  PREATORIAN beat CEDAR in a 2 minute bout.  Well, if
you ask me, if I was a Cardow Hunter, I'd quit.  I mean, everybody beats them.  It's
like a rule.
     BLACK WOLF (29-4194) (36-34-1,100) of CARDOW HUNTERS fought THE WITCH-KING (15-
4029) (19-12-0,85) of THE BLACK RIDERS.  BLACK WOLF was overpowered by THE WITCH-KING
in a 1 minute one-sided fight.  See what I mean?
     FLAMING FLEA (70-499) (24-23-2,141) of MIDNIGHT HOUR fought HELYSE (103-36) (45-
35-5,165) of the College of Mimes.  FLAMING FLEA was viciously subdued by HELYSE in
an exciting 1 minute brutal fight.  Gosh, I bet you were surprised, FF.  But you've
got to understand that Helyse has a Thing about fleas.  She goes, like, totally
bananas when one bursts into flame in front of her.  And it is kind of startling.
     CHARMED RAGE (70-493) (15-2-1,164) of MIDNIGHT HOUR fought HELYSE (103-36) (45-
35-5,165) of the College of Mimes.  CHARMED RAGE defeated HELYSE in an action packed
5 minute fight.  Oh, too bad.  You regular gladiators should be glad YOU don't have
to fight more than once in a day.  I hear it's exhausting.
     NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (134-119-0,202) of DARKLINGS fought MILLHOUSE (55-1324) (27-
30-0,170) of THE SIMPSONS.  NIGHTCAP overpowered MILLHOUSE in an exciting 1 minute
uneven competition.  Does this mean that Nightcap is a grinder?  Because that's what
mill houses do, and if Nightcap is even better, well, what else, huh?
     SAMARIUM (75-3071) (49-30-1,198) of I AM SAM fought STCC (70-690) (27-10-0,178)
of SPREAD THE DISEASE.  SAMARIUM viciously subdued STCC in a popular 3 minute
gruesome fray.  We just call Samarium the Super Anti-Biotic.  And we're, you know,
glad to have him around.  We don't need diseases here, right?  It's too crowded.

     CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196) (99-133-0,197) of THE DRAGON FIST fought MACHINE (56-
3795) (22-16-0,156) of TOOLS OF TORMENT.  CORT NIGHTJEWEL overpowered MACHINE in an
exciting 1 minute uneven match.  You see how it is, Machine:  Sometimes you get the
fossil, and sometimes the fossil gets you.
     BIONIC BUFFALO (11-6570) (42-33-0,203) of DO IT AGAIN fought BARBARIAN KNIGHT
(70-565) (20-16-0,157) of DISPOSABLE HEROES.  BIONIC BUFFALO overpowered BARBARIAN
KNIGHT in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.  Gosh, I don't think it's a good idea to
come onto the Isle with a label that says "disposable."  It's too much like a hint.
     SANGUINE (40-4135) (38-25-1,190) of BLOOD ANGELS fought COMRADE KOOK (12-6339)
(36-35-1,165) of CULTS-R-US.  SANGUINE demolished COMRADE KOOK in an action packed 1
minute one-sided fight.  Some people just can't stand kooks.  I kind of like them
myself, because they make life colorful, but that's just me.  Some people like it all
black and white.  And red all over.
     DREAM WARRIOR (48-1040) (48-18-1,206) of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS fought GIMME SOME
SUGAR (19-4936) (19-2-0,151) of ARMY OF DARKNESS.  DREAM WARRIOR handily defeated
GIMME SOME SUGAR in a 2 minute uneven duel.  You know, there's more than one
gladiator named Gimme Some Sugar around.  And I think, I'm not, you know, totally
sure, but I think one of them was a tourney victor.  If it was this one, why not use
the challenge?  Or if not, of course, not.
     DESERT GYPSY (56-2105) (24-11-3,181) of INCONSISTENT FURY fought THE QUICKLING
(70-1669) (82-190-2,176) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  DESERT GYPSY overpowered THE QUICKLING
in an exciting 5 minute gory uneven fight.  Do you suppose if we took all these
really old gladiators, you know, the ones with more than two hundred fights but not
inducted yet, we could make fossil fuel?
     NECROMANCER (48-1041) (32-19-2,186) of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS fought STYLISH (32-
4116) (31-14-1,206) of SARATOGA GLORY.  NECROMANCER overpowered STYLISH in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute mismatched conflict.  And there's more than one Necromancer on the
Isle, too.  There's one in Crysalis.  This is someone else, though.  Not the same.

     POINT (56-633) (33-44-1,183) of INCONSISTENT FURY fought HELYSE (103-36) (45-35-
5,165) of the College of Mimes.  POINT was overpowered by HELYSE in a 1 minute one-
sided bout.  Helyse AGAIN!  The third time today.  But she had a chance to rest, so I
guess that's why she won.  Or maybe Point was, like, over-confident.  Because of the
other fights.
     JUDGE (56-119) (53-36-2,223) of INCONSISTENT FURY fought CITY MILITIA (56-2200)
(26-23-0,197) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  JUDGE devastated CITY MILITIA in an exciting 1
minute one-sided fight.  Wow, you'd think this Judge was old, because of his number,
but I guess he must've been fishing for years and years and just come back to
gladiate.  That makes the whole home-town rivalry thing trickier.
     DREAM WEAVER (56-1959) (26-16-1,218) of INCONSISTENT FURY fought ROBIN OF SHEW-
WOOD (103-33) (1-0-1,220) of the College of Mimes.  DREAM WEAVER was unbelievably
bested by ROBIN OF SHEW-WOOD in a 2 minute bout.  I don't know why people can't
believe this.  It happened.  We all of us saw it with our own eyes, except for the
Unknown Spymaster who couldn't see anything because of the bag over his head.
     TOM BOMBADIL (64-3936) (62-29-0,217) of MAIAR fought JULIUS (64-3641) (137-130-
3,256) of UNDER DURESS.  TOM BOMBADIL was defeated by JULIUS in an action packed 1
minute struggle.  I've heard that if you put fossils under great duressure, they turn
into oil.  I always did think there was something kind of oily about Julius.
     AIN GOBLINBANE (70-678) (43-19-0,243) of ECCENTRIC DWARVES fought HATHU (103-32)
(5-1-0,250) of the College of Mimes.  AIN GOBLINBANE was viciously subdued by HATHU
in a popular 11 minute conflict.  Does this mean Hathu supports goblins?  I didn't
know we even HAD goblins here.  They aren't on HER list of Approved Species.

Oh, the challenge matches!  That means we're moving right along.  Not left, right.
     MANDORALLEN (56-2288) (26-17-1,85) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS challenged FALLING ROCK
(29-4286) (23-38-0,92) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 7.  MANDORALLEN demolished FALLING ROCK
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.  I hear there's people who take care of the
road between Rocanis and Lapur who want to hire Mandorallen, because of having so
much trouble with falling rocks.  Sounds like hard work to me, but some people like
hard work.
     ARTEMIDORUS (17-6864) (28-6-1,94) of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM challenged STONETOOTH
(29-4560) (28-41-0,70) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 24.  ARTEMIDORUS handily defeated
STONETOOTH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.  What can I say about this?
Not even the Unknown Spymaster unbelieved it.
     MAGGIE (55-637) (37-50-1,145) of THE SIMPSONS challenged KOOKABURRA (33-4151)
(94-130-4,171) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.  Up 26.  MAGGIE was overpowered by KOOKABURRA
in an exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Some people, I know this because
I've met them, think you can eat cookies all day and it doesn't do any harm.  Well,
they're wrong.  After a while, the crumbs just get TO you.
     SHEA TANN (32-4623) (25-5-0,119) of DEVIL ADVOCATES challenged TALL TREE (29-
4380) (25-50-0,102) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 17.  SHEA TANN overpowered TALL TREE in
a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.  Which is totally not a surprise.  There are some
fights like that every time.
     MORLENA (56-2163) (27-29-1,202) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS challenged DANISH (74-
2451) (72-32-0,234) of THUNDER TO GLORY.  Up 32.  MORLENA was overpowered by DANISH
in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  But the sweet rolls were good.  I
think.

     SAM (70-466) (18-12-0,195) of CHEERS challenged SMUG BUG (55-2900) (75-146-
0,190) of RHYME TYME.  Down 5.  SAM lost to SMUG BUG in an action packed 1 minute
Challenge duel.  Well, darn.  I guess we need to get that old poison spray to deal
with this bug.  Because somebody should.  There are, like, limits to allowable
buggishness.
     CLAUDIUS (13-2860) (60-43-2,196) of I, CLAUDIUS challenged DARK JUSTICE (56-
2004) (29-34-0,188) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Down 8.  CLAUDIUS was handily defeated by
DARK JUSTICE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  There's a note here on the, like,
notes.  You know, what the scribes do for me.  It says something about "poetic
justice," but that's nonsense.  Anybody can see that it's DARK Justice.  NOT Poetic.
I think Poetic retired.
     NATAS (11-6531) (26-11-0,183) of DO IT AGAIN challenged BARBARIAN KNIGHT (56-
2006) (35-27-2,184) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Up 1.  NATAS was bested by BARBARIAN
KNIGHT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.  Wait a minute, didn't we have a
Barbarian Knight earlier today?  Right, we did.  But that one was a Disposable Hero,
and this one is a Knight of Rocanis.  Obviously, this is the better knight.  I mean,
he won.
     SCOOBY DOOM (12-6021) (41-32-2,226) of HOUNDS OF HELL challenged MOTHER MARY
(70-691) (41-31-3,215) of SPREAD THE DISEASE.  Down 11.  SCOOBY DOOM demolished
MOTHER MARY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.  That was maybe just a
little rude, but there really isn't anything wrong with Scooby that a rolled-up
newspaper wouldn't fix.
     GLAURUNG (67-2324) (44-17-1,233) of FATHER OF DRAGONS challenged MALT-O-MEAL
(60-7527) (40-21-1,205) of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA.  Down 28.  GLAURUNG slimly lost to MALT-
O-MEAL in a popular 6 minute gory Challenge contest.  So, now you know!  If you have
a problem with dragons, offer them hot cereal.  They just can't handle it.  It makes
them skinny.  Life is tough, even if you're a dragon.

The tv challenges, and congratulations to everybody who has a tv and uses it.
     DEFIANCE (32-4619) (23-1-1,150) of ANGELS OF PAIN TV challenged SISTER X (12-
6340) (31-39-0,135) of CULTS-R-US.  Down 15.  DEFIANCE was subdued by SISTER X in an
action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.  You have to be careful with sisters, they
come along when you least expect it and smack you upside the head, and there isn't a
thing you can do about it.
     SAMURAI (75-3119) (30-16-1,206) of I AM SAM TV challenged SUPERIOR FORCES (33-
4543) (110-159-3,204) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  Down 2.  SAMURAI vanquished SUPERIOR
FORCES in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.  We're always kind of tickled to see a
fossil like Superior Forces (tW) get whacked on.  I mean, if they can't get inducted,
why not retire?

For the title:  NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821) (82-54-0,316) of BLADES OF WONDER TV
challenged MELKOR (13-1821) (39-16-0,242) of SILMARILLIAD.  This is totally the way
to do it.  I mean, control who you fight, you know?  Down 74, but since Neb had the
title to begin with, down is about the only way to go.  NEBUCHADNEZZAR devastated
MELKOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.  Melkor was Most Challenged,
but Nebuchadnezzar is Lord Marshall.  Congratulations to both of you.

                                        Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      83  54  0  339  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JULIUS 64-3641             138 130  3  279  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 DANISH 74-2451              73  32  0  245  THUNDER TO GLORY (753)     DAYLA KIV
 SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021         42  32  2  244  HOUNDS OF HELL (1240)      RIZTAB
 JUDGE 56-119                54  36  2  234  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
-KING LOVE 40-3748           74  53  2  232  GARDEN OF HORRORS (1238)   ZENSU
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         41  21  1  227  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 SAMURAI 75-3119             31  16  1  217  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       49  18  1  216  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 NECROMANCER 48-1041         33  19  2  213  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 DARK JUSTICE 56-2004        30  34  0  212  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SAMARIUM 75-3071            50  30  1  210  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           135 119  0  205  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      43  33  0  205  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 GLAURUNG 67-2324            44  18  1  203  FATHER OF DRAGONS (812)    BARIKALA
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            76 146  0  202  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     100 133  0  201  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 MORLENA 56-2163             27  30  1  200  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 AIN GOBLINBANE 70-678       43  20  0  199  ECCENTRIC DWARVES (342)    SENTERN
 DREAM WEAVER 56-1959        26  17  1  199  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 BARBARIAN KNIGHT 56-2006    36  27  2  198  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 TOM BOMBADIL 64-3936        62  30  0  197  MAIAR (755)                KURUKAR
 MELKOR 13-1821              39  17  0  197  SILMARILLIAD (146)         DULLENS
 SANGUINE 40-4135            39  25  1  196  BLOOD ANGELS (1257)        ZENSU
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    110 160  3  195  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 MOTHER MARY 70-691          41  32  3  193  SPREAD THE DISEASE (398)   SENTERN
 CITY MILITIA 56-2200        26  24  0  193  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 DESERT GYPSY 56-2105        25  11  3  193  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 STYLISH 32-4116             31  15  1  187  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 SAM 70-466                  18  13  0  187  CHEERS (1279)              SENTERN
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            60  44  2  182  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STCC 70-690                 27  11  0  180  SPREAD THE DISEASE (398)   SENTERN
 NATAS 11-6531               26  12  0  180  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 CHARMED RAGE 70-493         16   2  1  178  MIDNIGHT HOUR (551)        SENTERN
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          95 130  4  177  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
-TRADEMARK 32-4114           31  14  3  175  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       82 191  2  174  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 MILLHOUSE 55-1324           27  31  0  172  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 POINT 56-633                33  45  1  167  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 COMRADE KOOK 12-6339        36  36  1  165  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    19   3  0  162  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 BARBARIAN KNIGHT 70-565     20  17  0  161  DISPOSABLE HEROES (592)    SENTERN
 SISTER X 12-6340            32  39  0  160  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 MACHINE 56-3795             22  17  0  156  TOOLS OF TORMENT (1082)    ROCANIS

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FLAMING FLEA 70-499         24  24  2  145  MIDNIGHT HOUR (551)        SENTERN
 MAGGIE 55-637               37  51  1  142  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            23   2  1  137  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
-FURBALL 61-3002             25  17  3  127  ARENA FELINES (1059)       JURINE
-BRICKHOUSE 29-4131          37  14  0  125  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 SHEA TANN 32-4623           26   5  0  125  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  51  0  101  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE WITCH-KING 15-4029      20  12  0  100  THE BLACK RIDERS (1298)    MALCORN
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         29   6  1   99  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 MANDORALLEN 56-2288         27  17  1   99  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLACK WOLF 29-4194          36  35  1   84  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 FALLING ROCK 29-4286        23  39  0   81  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 STONETOOTH 29-4560          28  42  0   72  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 PREATORIAN 56-4005          21   8  1   70  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 CEDAR 29-4319               22  24  1   62  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
-CENTURION 56-4024           19   4  0   56  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
-CONTRABAND 56-3827          14   6  3   51  YIELD (1299)               ROCANIS
-DREAD 32-4666               14   6  0   48  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Nebuchadnezzar -- Nothing personal, but I saw that TV coming a mile away.  If I'm
going to face you, I'd rather it be on my terms than yours! -- Dream Warrior

The Sandman -- I Backstroke held the title of Lord Marshall for a total of 16
straight turns.  He went from 26-19-1 to 42-19-1.  I'm not sure if that is a record
or not.  It certainly was fun though. -- Mad Max

Sam -- My apologies for the Kill.  I was trying to go my entire career of not killing
anyone.  We Dragons always get a bad rap. -- Glaurung

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

     Listen, Cardow Hunters, if Mad Max is going to write personals, you're going to
     have to do better next time!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEBUCHADNEZZAR devastated MELKOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
SAMURAI vanquished SUPERIOR FORCES in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
DEFIANCE was subdued by SISTER X in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
GLAURUNG slimly lost to MALT-O-MEAL in a popular 6 minute gory Challenge contest.
SCOOBY DOOM demolished MOTHER MARY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
NATAS was bested by BARBARIAN KNIGHT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
CLAUDIUS was handily defeated by DARK JUSTICE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SAM lost to SMUG BUG in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
MORLENA was overpowered by DANISH in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SHEA TANN overpowered TALL TREE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
MAGGIE was overpowered by KOOKABURRA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ARTEMIDORUS handily defeated STONETOOTH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
MANDORALLEN demolished FALLING ROCK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
AIN GOBLINBANE was viciously subdued by HATHU in a popular 11 minute conflict.
TOM BOMBADIL was defeated by JULIUS in a action packed 1 minute struggle.
DREAM WEAVER was unbelievably bested by ROBIN OF SHEW-WOOD in a 2 minute bout.
JUDGE devastated CITY MILITIA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
POINT was overpowered by HELYSE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
NECROMANCER overpowered STYLISH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DESERT GYPSY overpowered THE QUICKLING in a exciting 5 minute gory uneven fight.
DREAM WARRIOR handily defeated GIMME SOME SUGAR in a 2 minute uneven duel.
SANGUINE demolished COMRADE KOOK in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
BIONIC BUFFALO overpowered BARBARIAN KNIGHT in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL overpowered MACHINE in a exciting 1 minute uneven match.
SAMARIUM viciously subdued STCC in a popular 3 minute gruesome fray.
NIGHTCAP overpowered MILLHOUSE in a exciting 1 minute uneven competition.
CHARMED RAGE defeated HELYSE in a action packed 5 minute fight.
FLAMING FLEA was viciously subdued by HELYSE in a exciting 1 minute brutal fight.
BLACK WOLF was overpowered by THE WITCH-KING in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PREATORIAN beat CEDAR in a 2 minute bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         AIMED BLOW        56 -  24 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  26 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  26 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  24 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    62 -  69 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  32 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  23 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 487 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  7         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         6 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  4         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821     83  54  0  339 BLADES OF WONDER (1002)
SLASHING ATTACK  JULIUS 64-3641            138 130  3  279 UNDER DURESS (743)
PARRY-LUNGE      DANISH 74-2451             73  32  0  245 THUNDER TO GLORY (753)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021        42  32  2  244 HOUNDS OF HELL (1240)
PARRY-STRIKE     JUDGE 56-119               54  36  2  234 INCONSISTENT FURY (259)
TOTAL PARRY      MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527        41  21  1  227 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)
WALL OF STEEL    DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040      49  18  1  216 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)
BASHING ATTACK   DARK JUSTICE 56-2004       30  34  0  212 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)
STRIKING ATTACK  MILLHOUSE 55-1324          27  31  0  172 THE SIMPSONS (187)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CEDAR 29-4319              22  24  1   62 CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GLAURUNG 67-2324.  The ten other most popular fighters were AIN GOBLINBANE 
70-678, SAMARIUM 75-3071, MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527, DREAM WEAVER 56-1959, DESERT GYPSY 
56-2105, THE QUICKLING 70-1669, DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040, SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021, 
KOOKABURRA 33-4151, and CHARMED RAGE 70-493.

The least popular fighter this week was BLACK WOLF 29-4194.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COMRADE KOOK 12-6339, POINT 56-633, STONETOOTH 29-4560, TALL 
TREE 29-4380, MELKOR 13-1821, MILLHOUSE 55-1324, BARBARIAN KNIGHT 70-565, FALLING 
ROCK 29-4286, MORLENA 56-2163, and CLAUDIUS 13-2860.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  1 0  LAPUR(29)            0  5 0  ARADI(60)            1  0 0  
RIZTAB(12)           2  1 0  ARVAT(32)            1  2 0  KURUKAR(64)          1  1 0  
DULLENS(13)          0  2 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   1  1 0  BARIKALA(67)         0  1 0  
MALCORN(15)          1  0 0  ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  SENTERN(70)          1  7 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  0 0  CAER(48)             2  0 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        2  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  KHALANI(55)          1  2 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    2  0 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          6  5 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      43  33  0  205  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021         42  32  2  244  HOUNDS OF HELL (1240)      RIZTAB
 MELKOR 13-1821              39  17  0  197  SILMARILLIAD (146)         DULLENS
 THE WITCH-KING 15-4029      20  12  0  100  THE BLACK RIDERS (1298)    MALCORN
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         29   6  1   99  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    19   3  0  162  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      83  54  0  339  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  51  0  101  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 STYLISH 32-4116             31  15  1  187  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    110 160  3  195  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 SANGUINE 40-4135            39  25  1  196  BLOOD ANGELS (1257)        ZENSU
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       49  18  1  216  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            76 146  0  202  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 JUDGE 56-119                54  36  2  234  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         41  21  1  227  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 JULIUS 64-3641             138 130  3  279  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 GLAURUNG 67-2324            44  18  1  203  FATHER OF DRAGONS (812)    BARIKALA
 AIN GOBLINBANE 70-678       43  20  0  199  ECCENTRIC DWARVES (342)    SENTERN
 DANISH 74-2451              73  32  0  245  THUNDER TO GLORY (753)     DAYLA KIV
 SAMURAI 75-3119             31  16  1  217  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     100 133  0  201  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN