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Date   : 09/11/2008    Duedate: 09/24/2008

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-489

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 DO IT AGAIN 11/1239  1463  824 13 64.0      INCONSISTENT FURY 56/259              
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                      ECCENTRIC DWARVES 70/342              
    DEVIL ADVOCATES 32/298                      DISPOSABLE HEROES 70/592              
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                  7-YIELD 56/1299         137  124  7 52.5
    BLOOD ANGELS 40/1257                      8 PHILANTHROPI 61/1268  346  334  6 50.9
    HOUNDS OF HELL 12/1240                      PHILANTHROPISTS 26/1263               
  2 SILMARILLIAD 13/146    39   22  1 63.9      PHILANTHROPISTS 56/1271               
    NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 48/981                    PHILANTHROPISTS 17/1262               
  3 I AM SAM 75/1075      932  584  9 61.5    9 CASTAWAYS 7/1301      570  566  6 50.2
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                    BLUE EYRIE 1/1300                     
    CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 60/1261                    DARKLINGS 74/1160                     
    THE BROTHERHOOD 98 71/1289               10 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  384  411  9 48.3
  4-MAIAR 64/755          561  358  6 61.0      THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
    FATHER OF DRAGONS 67/812                 11 RHYME TYME 55/397     331  375  1 46.9
    THUNDER TO GLORY 74/753                     GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
    SARATOGA GLORY 32/1072                   12 CHEERS 70/1279        208  266  4 43.9
    THE BLACK RIDERS 15/1298                    KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS 56/174             
    TOOLS OF TORMENT 56/1082                    THE SIMPSONS 55/187                   
  5 I, CLAUDIUS 13/705    591  398  6 59.8   13 UNDER DURESS 64/743   802 1097 12 42.2
    FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 17/1293                   DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
  6 MIDNIGHT HOUR 70/551  274  213  4 56.3   14 CULTS-R-US 12/1255     32   64  0 33.3
    ORKOGRE CASTLE 70/533                    15 CARDOW HUNTE 29/1277  598 1277 10 31.9
    SPREAD THE DISEASE 70/398             

    '##/###' 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 600): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 602): MARLOW of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 596): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 598): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 597): AURELIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 595): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): VORTEX of FLYING MONKEYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 588): ALUMINUM AWL of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 584): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 582): RICO SAVVY of BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 536): LEO POWERS of MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 254): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 463): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 450): BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 427): UNLUCKY DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (WOODY, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 397): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 395): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 489): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 600): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 602): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 596): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 598): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 597): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 596): CYNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 588): BOHICA (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 584): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 582): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 536): ROAD WARRIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): OF WOLF & MEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 254): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 463): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 450): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 427): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 397): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 395): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 489): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): HERACLITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): NOVELUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 595): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                (turn 594): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): TROOPER TED of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 296): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): MOSSMAN of CROCS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 584): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Greetings, Free Blades.  I'm sorry for missing my column last turn and for having to
keep this one short.  "Real" life isn't allowing much down time right now.  Seven
turns as your reigning Lord Marshall is more than I could have hoped for.  Given the
extraordinary accomplishments of I Backstroke, I'll content myself with striving for
matching, or perhaps beating, the Sandman's record of 10 straight turns.  Should I be
fortunate enough to do that, I'll then allow myself to hope that I might be the
record of the legendary I Backstroke.

I must go now.  I hope to write a better column next time.

Nebuchadnezzar

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Listen, guys, I have to be really fast with this spy report, because I have to
get out of here in time to catch the ferry and the Shuttle and all that stuff for the
start of my vacation.  So, like the man says, Just the facts.  Well, not entirely
just the facts, because I want to thank Nebuchadnezzar who wrote a Lord Marshall's
column, and people who wrote personals.  It looks almost lively in here!

     Knights of Rocanis were Most Avoided, by Do It Again.
     Tall Tree got the most challenges.
     There were twenty-seven fights, with two standbys, not bad.  Twelve challenges,
three of them tv.  Congratulations, again, to people have have tv challenges to use.

     STONETOOTH (29-4560) (28-43-0,67) of CARDOW HUNTERS fought ROSELLA (103-39) (26-
25-0,100) of the College of Mimes.  STONETOOTH vanquished ROSELLA in a 1 minute one-
sided bout.  Finally, somebody he could defeat!
     ALDALDON (56-3913) (19-11-1,79) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought FALLING ROCK (29-4286)
(23-40-0,85) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  ALDALDON handily defeated FALLING ROCK in a 1 minute
mismatched bout.  Well, handy for Aldaldon, anyway.
     PREATORIAN (56-4005) (21-9-1,77) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought CEDAR (29-4319)
(22-25-1,67) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  PREATORIAN was vanquished by CEDAR in a 1 minute
one-sided fray.  I bet this surprised a lot of people.
     BLACK WOLF (29-4194) (37-35-1,100) of CARDOW HUNTERS fought BITTER ALMOND (103-
41) (14-16-4,50) of the College of Mimes.  BLACK WOLF demolished BITTER ALMOND in a 1
minute one-sided melee.  Wolf is lucky he didn't get poisoned by Bitter Almond.
There's a rumor, you know, about poisoned blades.  Probably nothing in it, but then
again, who knows?
     JEO THE SONGSMITH (1-3260) (39-71-0,129) of BLUE EYRIE fought NYZEIL OGLATA (17-
6753) (23-11-1,135) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  JEO THE SONGSMITH was overpowered by NYZEIL
OGLATA in a 2 minute one-sided duel.  Jeo's newly arrived here, even though he
obviously isn't new to the Isle.  Hi.

     GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-4936) (20-3-0,174) of ARMY OF DARKNESS fought MILLHOUSE
(55-1324) (28-31-0,175) of THE SIMPSONS.  GIMME SOME SUGAR was demolished by
MILLHOUSE in a 3 minute one-sided fight.  What's the deal with all this sugar
business?  I mean, this isn't the only gladiator with that name.  And sure, sugar is
good sometimes, but how much can you eat without getting sick?
     AIN GOBLINBANE (70-678) (43-21-0,199) of ECCENTRIC DWARVES fought JADRA (61-
3379) (21-5-1,161) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  AIN GOBLINBANE put to death JADRA in a
popular 4 minute contest.  Ooooh, mean!  What's BEHIND this death, anyway?
     SAM (70-466) (18-14-0,181) of CHEERS fought KOOKABURRA (33-4151) (95-131-4,172)
of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.  SAM was subdued by KOOKABURRA in an action packed 2 minute
gruesome bout.  I never met a cookie that tough, you know?  It's weird.
     CITY MILITIA (56-2200) (27-24-0,197) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought BIONIC BUFFALO
(11-6570) (43-34-0,197) of DO IT AGAIN.  CITY MILITIA was devastated by BIONIC
BUFFALO in a 1 minute one-sided bout.  So much for the avoiding, not that the Buffalo
should be upset about this fight.
     DARK JUSTICE (56-2004) (30-35-0,200) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought ENLIGHTENED
BEING (26-4642) (28-12-0,174) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  DARK JUSTICE defeated ENLIGHTENED
BEING in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.  I think there might be some kind of
weird philosophical message in this, but I don't do philosophical, so you'll have to
figure it out for yourselves.  Sorry.

     JUDGE (56-119) (54-37-2,207) of INCONSISTENT FURY fought SEKHAT (7-2251) (26-26-
1,172) of CASTAWAYS.  JUDGE demolished SEKHAT in an exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
That looked pretty consistent to me.  But what do I know, huh?
     SMUG BUG (55-2900) (76-147-0,190) of RHYME TYME fought BARBARIAN KNIGHT (56-
2006) (37-27-2,200) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  SMUG BUG devastated BARBARIAN KNIGHT in
an exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.  Well, darn.  I was hoping to see the Bug
smushed again.  Oh, well, maybe another time.
     SUPERIOR FORCES (33-4543) (110-161-3,195) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought SISTER
X (12-6340) (32-40-0,163) of CULTS-R-US.  SUPERIOR FORCES overcame SISTER X in a
crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.  Naturally, because its a SUPERIOR force.  Well,
sometimes.  And a very experienced one, of course.
     JULIUS (64-3641) (139-130-3,295) of UNDER DURESS fought MOTHER MARY (70-691)
(41-33-3,201) of SPREAD THE DISEASE.  JULIUS was vanquished by MOTHER MARY in an
action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.  Now Julius is an authentic fossil (like Smug
Bug), and fair game.  Beat him up!
     DREAM WEAVER (56-1959) (27-17-1,211) of INCONSISTENT FURY fought NECROMANCER
(48-1041) (34-19-2,219) of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS.  DREAM WEAVER overpowered NECROMANCER
in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.  There's a lot of necromancers and dark
magicians and stuff around, isn't there?  Is this good?

The challenges?
     CATASTROPHE (71-6273) (10-2-0,91) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 challenged DAGA TERS
(56-2627) (20-9-1,120) of INCONSISTENT FURY.  Up 29.  CATASTROPHE devastated DAGA
TERS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge battle.  It must have felt just LIKE a
catastrophe, too.
     ARTEMIDORUS (17-6864) (30-6-1,101) of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM challenged MANDORALLEN
(56-2288) (28-17-1,101) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Straight across, a good Free Blades
challenge.  ARTEMIDORUS was bested by MANDORALLEN in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
Why?  Who knows?  It's just luck sometimes.  But the stewards were all excited, so I
know it was a good fight.
     SHEA TANN (32-4623) (27-5-0,127) of DEVIL ADVOCATES challenged TALL TREE (29-
4380) (25-52-0,108) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 19.  SHEA TANN overpowered TALL TREE in
a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.  So much for being Most Challenged, huh, Tall
Tree?
     CLAUDIUS (13-2860) (60-45-2,179) of I, CLAUDIUS challenged MAGGIE (55-637) (38-
51-1,163) of THE SIMPSONS.  Down 16.  CLAUDIUS overpowered MAGGIE in a popular 1
minute uneven Challenge match.  This is no way to have a date, Claudius!  Of course,
Maggie is a guy, so maybe it isn't a date.
     MELKOR (13-1821) (40-17-0,210) of SILMARILLIAD challenged RAORK ROKIOS (70-1526)
(26-13-0,211) of ORKOGRE CASTLE.  Up 1.  MELKOR narrowly defeated RAORK ROKIOS in an
action packed 12 minute Challenge duel.  Somebody told me that Raork's name was
anagramic, but I'm not seeing it.

     NATAS (11-6531) (27-12-0,190) of DO IT AGAIN challenged THE QUICKLING (70-1669)
(83-191-2,185) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Down 5.  NATAS lost to THE QUICKLING in an action
packed 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.  Too bad, Natas, but you know how it is with
fossils.
     SCOOBY DOOM (12-6021) (42-33-2,198) of HOUNDS OF HELL challenged CORT NIGHTJEWEL
(78-196) (101-133-0,203) of THE DRAGON FIST.  Up 5.  SCOOBY DOOM devastated CORT
NIGHTJEWEL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge competition.  I had a big dog once who
did stuff like that.  I mean, his feet were HUGE, and he never knew where he was
putting them.  He broke a lot of stuff.
     SANGUINE (40-4135) (39-26-1,198) of BLOOD ANGELS challenged MORLENA (56-2163)
(28-30-1,210) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Up 12.  SANGUINE was vanquished by MORLENA in
an exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  I didn't think it would be
mismatched at first, but it was in the end.  Of course, they all are in the end.
     DREAM WARRIOR (48-1040) (50-18-1,227) of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS challenged MALT-O-
MEAL (60-7527) (42-21-1,253) of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA.  Up 26.  DREAM WARRIOR overpowered
MALT-O-MEAL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Down with hot cereal!  Let's
have pancakes instead.

The tv challenges:
     DEFIANCE (32-4619) (23-3-1,129) of ANGELS OF PAIN TV challenged COMRADE KOOK
(12-6339) (36-37-1,163) of CULTS-R-US.  Up 34.  DEFIANCE overpowered COMRADE KOOK in
a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.  Kind of thing that happens.
     SAMURAI (75-3119) (31-17-1,198) of I AM SAM TV challenged DESERT GYPSY (56-2105)
(26-11-3,208) of INCONSISTENT FURY.  Up 10.  SAMURAI demolished DESERT GYPSY in a 2
minute one-sided Challenge melee.  With haiku!

For the title:
     NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821) (84-54-0,355) of BLADES OF WONDER TV challenged
NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (136-119-0,223) of DARKLINGS.  Down a lot.  Maybe... 132?
Something like that.  NEBUCHADNEZZAR slimly won victory over NIGHTCAP in a 3 minute
Challenge Title fight.  So Neb is still the Lord Marshall, and congratulations.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      85  54  0  372  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-DANISH 74-2451              74  32  0  262  THUNDER TO GLORY (753)     DAYLA KIV
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       51  18  1  251  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 AIN GOBLINBANE 70-678       44  21  1  236  ECCENTRIC DWARVES (342)    SENTERN
 DREAM WEAVER 56-1959        28  17  1  230  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 MORLENA 56-2163             29  30  1  227  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
-TOM BOMBADIL 64-3936        63  30  0  225  MAIAR (755)                KURUKAR
 MELKOR 13-1821              41  17  0  225  SILMARILLIAD (146)         DULLENS
 SAMURAI 75-3119             32  17  1  218  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 MOTHER MARY 70-691          42  33  3  217  SPREAD THE DISEASE (398)   SENTERN
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            77 147  0  211  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JUDGE 56-119                55  37  2  210  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
-SAMARIUM 75-3071            50  30  1  210  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      44  34  0  210  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021         43  33  2  210  HOUNDS OF HELL (1240)      RIZTAB
 DARK JUSTICE 56-2004        31  35  0  207  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           136 120  0  206  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 RAORK ROKIOS 70-1526        26  14  0  204  ORKOGRE CASTLE (533)       SENTERN
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       84 191  2  202  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
-STYLISH 32-4116             32  15  1  201  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         42  22  1  199  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
-GLAURUNG 67-2324            44  19  1  198  FATHER OF DRAGONS (812)    BARIKALA
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    111 161  3  197  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 MILLHOUSE 55-1324           29  31  0  197  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 NECROMANCER 48-1041         34  20  2  193  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 DESERT GYPSY 56-2105        26  12  3  193  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 JULIUS 64-3641             139 131  3  192  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     101 134  0  192  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 CITY MILITIA 56-2200        27  25  0  190  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 SANGUINE 40-4135            39  27  1  189  BLOOD ANGELS (1257)        ZENSU
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          96 131  4  187  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            61  45  2  186  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
 BARBARIAN KNIGHT 56-2006    37  28  2  185  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 NATAS 11-6531               27  13  0  185  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-STCC 70-690                 27  11  0  180  SPREAD THE DISEASE (398)   SENTERN
-CHARMED RAGE 70-493         16   2  1  178  MIDNIGHT HOUR (551)        SENTERN
 ENLIGHTENED BEING 26-4642   28  13  0  177  PHILANTHROPISTS (1263)     CALEAM
 JADRA 61-3379               21   6  1  175  PHILANTHROPISTS (1268)     JURINE
 SAM 70-466                  18  15  0  172  CHEERS (1279)              SENTERN
-POINT 56-633                33  46  1  171  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 SISTER X 12-6340            32  41  0  166  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    20   4  0  165  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 MAGGIE 55-637               38  52  1  161  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            24   3  1  157  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
-BARBARIAN KNIGHT 70-565     20  18  0  155  DISPOSABLE HEROES (592)    SENTERN
-MACHINE 56-3795             22  18  0  152  TOOLS OF TORMENT (1082)    ROCANIS

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753       24  11  1  146  PHILANTHROPISTS (1262)     ALJAFIR
 COMRADE KOOK 12-6339        36  38  1  141  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-FLAMING FLEA 70-499         24  25  2  136  MIDNIGHT HOUR (551)        SENTERN
 SHEA TANN 32-4623           28   5  0  133  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 CATASTROPHE 71-6273         11   2  0  125  THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (1289)  KYR'TERR
 MANDORALLEN 56-2288         29  17  1  118  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  53  0  109  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 BLACK WOLF 29-4194          38  35  1  102  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         30   7  1   99  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 DAGA TERS 56-2627           20  10  1   97  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 STONETOOTH 29-4560          29  43  0   95  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 ALDALDON 56-3913            20  11  1   92  PHILANTHROPISTS (1271)     ROCANIS

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CEDAR 29-4319               23  25  1   89  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
-THE WITCH-KING 15-4029      20  13  0   83  THE BLACK RIDERS (1298)    MALCORN
-TYI VELWIC 56-2609          17  25  0   76  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 FALLING ROCK 29-4286        23  41  0   74  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
-ENYALIUS 29-4863            17  18  1   70  GODS OF WAR (1273)         LAPUR
-URD 29-4987                 19   8  3   68  WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (1290)    LAPUR
 PREATORIAN 56-4005          21  10  1   62  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
-BELA LUGOSI 40-4114         15   6  1   52  MEN OF 1,000 FACES (1297)  ZENSU

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN
JADRA 61-3379             21   6  1 PHILANTHROPISTS 1268   AIN GOBLINBANE 70-678     489

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Warriors of Cardow Hunters -- My apologies if my actions have brought the Wrath of
Jorja down upon you.  If you'd like, I can go back to silence. -- Ichabod
Frothingslosh

     Never say that! -- Debby Tonte

Sandman -- In regards to title streaks, my knowledge is limited, but the first one I
can recall doing it was long, long ago:  Phido's warrior E. Hemingway held the throne
in 100 for an entire split back in '91 or so before getting dragged, kicking and
screaming, into Primus. -- I. Frothingslosh

     Yes, but does Phido count?

Shea Tann -- You do like winning, don't you?  Not that I blame you for that,
especially when I'm so absent-minded as to teach you three skills.  But I hope you
lie down to sleep under a tall tree somewhere and it drops a major limb on your head.
-- Tall Tree
P.S.  I tried to use the tactic "withhold skills," but it didn't work.  Guess I need
to practice that more.

Artemidorus -- Hmm, I thought those fields were for grazing horses.  Or at least
cattle.  They're totally going to waste if nothing eats the grass.  That's what grass
is FOR. -- Cedar
P.S.  May you meet an afanc in your bathtub.

The Witch-King -- Well, I was going to say that match was bad luck for you, but you
learned three skills and were given a valuable potion of healing, so it can't have
been all bad. -- Black Wolf
P.S.  I know it didn't SAY the potion was valuable.  So what?  All potions of healing
are valuable, by definition.

Mandorallen -- Hey, four skills for me!  Great.  I will refrain from falling on you
whenever next you walk under a cliff.  A win would have been pleasing, mind you, but
four skills are nothing to sneeze at. -- Falling Rock
P.S.  If I sneeze, it's because I got my feet wet yesterday and did not at once put
on dry socks.

Catastrophe -- Are you ever!  I broke a tooth, and that's going to be such a pain in
the mouth and the pocket to fix.  And tedious, you can't imagine!  The sources of
good flint (that's what I make 'em out of) here on the Isle are limited to a few
private collections of antique weapons and some the Stronghold Academy is holding
onto for who-knows-what magical purpose.  I'll have to go over to the mainland, maybe
even quest for the damned stuff. -- Stonetooth

Cardow Hunters -- It's a start, but don't slack off. -- Jorja

Ain Goblinbane -- See, you would have done much better using your strategy against a
goblin.  Someone 5'11", forget it.  *smiling*  They can be... uh... stepped on a
little more easily. -- Nightcap

     There are tall goblins.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEBUCHADNEZZAR slimly won victory over NIGHTCAP in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
SAMURAI demolished DESERT GYPSY in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
DEFIANCE overpowered COMRADE KOOK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
DREAM WARRIOR overpowered MALT-O-MEAL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SANGUINE was vanquished by MORLENA in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SCOOBY DOOM devastated CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
NATAS lost to THE QUICKLING in a action packed 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
MELKOR narrowly defeated RAORK ROKIOS in a action packed 12 minute Challenge duel.
CLAUDIUS overpowered MAGGIE in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
SHEA TANN overpowered TALL TREE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ARTEMIDORUS was bested by MANDORALLEN in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
CATASTROPHE devastated DAGA TERS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
DREAM WEAVER overpowered NECROMANCER in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.
JULIUS was vanquished by MOTHER MARY in a action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.
SUPERIOR FORCES overcame SISTER X in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
SMUG BUG devastated BARBARIAN KNIGHT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.
JUDGE demolished SEKHAT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
DARK JUSTICE defeated ENLIGHTENED BEING in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
CITY MILITIA was devastated by BIONIC BUFFALO in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SAM was subdued by KOOKABURRA in a action packed 2 minute gruesome bout.
AIN GOBLINBANE put to death JADRA in a popular 4 minute contest.
GIMME SOME SUGAR was demolished by MILLHOUSE in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
JEO THE SONGSMITH was overpowered by NYZEIL OGLATA in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
BLACK WOLF demolished BITTER ALMOND in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
PREATORIAN was vanquished by CEDAR in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ALDALDON handily defeated FALLING ROCK in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
STONETOOTH vanquished ROSELLA 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                  13         AIMED BLOW        55 -  25 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  23 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  26 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  25 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    63 -  70 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  31 -  2      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  23 -  0      28  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  10 -  0      23  |

Turn 489 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     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         7 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  8         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821     85  54  0  372 BLADES OF WONDER (1002)
WALL OF STEEL    DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040      51  18  1  251 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)
TOTAL PARRY      AIN GOBLINBANE 70-678      44  21  1  236 ECCENTRIC DWARVES (342)
SLASHING ATTACK  DREAM WEAVER 56-1959       28  17  1  230 INCONSISTENT FURY (259)
LUNGING ATTACK   MORLENA 56-2163            29  30  1  227 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)
PARRY-STRIKE     JUDGE 56-119               55  37  2  210 INCONSISTENT FURY (259)
BASHING ATTACK   DARK JUSTICE 56-2004       31  35  0  207 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          136 120  0  206 DARKLINGS (1160)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAORK ROKIOS 70-1526       26  14  0  204 ORKOGRE CASTLE (533)
STRIKING ATTACK  MILLHOUSE 55-1324          29  31  0  197 THE SIMPSONS (187)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RAORK ROKIOS 70-1526.  The ten other most popular fighters were MELKOR 
13-1821, AIN GOBLINBANE 70-678, JADRA 61-3379, MILLHOUSE 55-1324, NEBUCHADNEZZAR 
22-5821, DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040, NATAS 11-6531, NIGHTCAP 74-2745, CATASTROPHE 71-6273, 
and KOOKABURRA 33-4151.

The least popular fighter this week was FALLING ROCK 29-4286.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PREATORIAN 56-4005, TALL TREE 29-4380, STONETOOTH 29-4560, JEO 
THE SONGSMITH 1-3260, JULIUS 64-3641, NECROMANCER 48-1041, ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864, 
MAGGIE 55-637, SANGUINE 40-4135, and COMRADE KOOK 12-6339.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  1 0  CALEAM(26)           0  1 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  LAPUR(29)            3  2 0  JURINE(61)           0  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  1 0  ARVAT(32)            2  0 0  KURUKAR(64)          0  1 0  
RIZTAB(12)           1  2 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   2  0 0  SENTERN(70)          3  2 1  
DULLENS(13)          2  0 0  ZENSU(40)            0  1 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  0 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  1 0  CAER(48)             1  1 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        0  1 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  KHALANI(55)          2  1 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  0 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          6  5 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      44  34  0  210  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021         43  33  2  210  HOUNDS OF HELL (1240)      RIZTAB

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MELKOR 13-1821              41  17  0  225  SILMARILLIAD (146)         DULLENS
 NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753       24  11  1  146  PHILANTHROPISTS (1262)     ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    20   4  0  165  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      85  54  0  372  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 ENLIGHTENED BEING 26-4642   28  13  0  177  PHILANTHROPISTS (1263)     CALEAM
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  53  0  109  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            24   3  1  157  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    111 161  3  197  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 SANGUINE 40-4135            39  27  1  189  BLOOD ANGELS (1257)        ZENSU
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       51  18  1  251  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            77 147  0  211  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 DREAM WEAVER 56-1959        28  17  1  230  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         42  22  1  199  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 JADRA 61-3379               21   6  1  175  PHILANTHROPISTS (1268)     JURINE
 JULIUS 64-3641             139 131  3  192  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 AIN GOBLINBANE 70-678       44  21  1  236  ECCENTRIC DWARVES (342)    SENTERN
 CATASTROPHE 71-6273         11   2  0  125  THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (1289)  KYR'TERR
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           136 120  0  206  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 SAMURAI 75-3119             32  17  1  218  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     101 134  0  192  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN