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Date   : 12/04/2008    Duedate: 12/17/2008

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-495

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1-SILMARILLIAD 13/146    51   25  1 67.1    7 PHILANTHROPIS 20/773  361  348  6 50.9
    NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 48/981                    PHILANTHROPISTS 56/1271               
  2 DO IT AGAIN 11/1239  1476  841 13 63.7      PHILANTHROPISTS 3 35/1011             
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                    THE PHILANTHROPISTS 35/746            
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                      PHILANTHROPISTS 17/1262               
  3 I AM SAM 75/1075      948  591  9 61.6      PHILANTHROPISTS 2 35/948              
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                    PHILANTHROPISTS 26/1263               
    CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 60/1261                    PHILANTHROPISTS 61/1268               
    THE BROTHERHOOD 98 71/1289                8 CASTAWAYS 7/1301      576  578  6 49.9
    BROTHERHOOD 74/1073                         DARKLINGS 74/1160                     
  4 I HATE THEM 47/1302   567  360  6 61.2      BLUE EYRIE 1/1300                     
    BEING JOHN CUSAK 82/1303                  9-LUROCIANS XI 82/1039  194  204  5 48.7
    THE BLACK RIDERS 15/1298                 10 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  388  419  9 48.1
    SARATOGA GLORY 32/1072                      THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
    MEN OF 1,000 FACES 40/1297               11 RHYME TYME 55/397     336  382  1 46.8
  5 I, CLAUDIUS 13/705    602  401  6 60.0      GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
    CAESAR'S POOL HALL 31/608                12 CHEERS 70/1279        235  295  4 44.3
    FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 17/1293                   KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS 56/174             
  6 MIDNIGHT HOUR 70/551  303  239  4 55.9      THE SIMPSONS 55/187                   
    ORKOGRE CASTLE 70/533                    13 UNDER DURESS 64/743   807 1103 12 42.3
    ECCENTRIC DWARVES 70/342                    DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    SPREAD THE DISEASE 70/398                14 CULTS-R-US 12/1255     39   69  1 36.1
    INCONSISTENT FURY 56/259                 15 CARDOW HUNTE 29/1277  609 1296 11 32.0
    DISPOSABLE HEROES 70/592              

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                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 602): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 602): VERCINGETORIX of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 600): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 590): LUCRETIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 588): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 579): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 541): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): BOLT of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 469): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 432): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 400): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 378): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 494): NEBUCHADENEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 602): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 602): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 600): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 590): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 588): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 579): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 541): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 469): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorjga, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 378): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 494): SILMARILLIAD et al (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): BIG SHRIMP of ICE AGE (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
                  (turn 255): EVALON ELKHORN of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
                                   FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): UNLUCKY DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Listen, you guys, it's too cold to be here!  We should be on some beach down
south getting a little sun.  So, okay, there's snow and we could ski, skiing is fun,
too, but it's FLAT snow, and you can't ski on that, not really.  Well, I suppose you
could sit around the lodge fireplace and have drinks with ski poles in them.  But the
thing about skiing is, you go somewhere and do it, and then you go to somewhere warm
to recover.  You don't LIVE in the middle of snow!  That's totally barbarianic.
     What?  The fights?  I was COMING to them!  Don't rush me.  Some people!  No
patience at all.
     Thirty-one fights with four standbys.  This is square, one standby at each
corner.
     Thirteen challenges, is this lucky?
     Numbers are tricky.  Knights of Rocanis were avoided by Do It Again, who did it
again.
     Cedar got the most challenges.
     I think--nobody ever actually TELLS me--that the Split has happened and skimmed
off the top gladiators and maybe, if we're lucky, a few fossils.

     THE GREEK GUY (47-5478) (12-4-0,56) of I HATE THEM fought FALLING ROCK (29-4286)
(25-44-0,88) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  THE GREEK GUY demolished FALLING ROCK in a 1 minute
uneven contest.  Gravel.  It happens a lot.  The maintenance people don't like it,
they say it's hard to get the gravel and, you know, rock chips out of the sand.  So
who told them things would be easy?
     WONDER BUBBLE (56-3522) (16-12-2,34) of INCONSISTENT FURY fought BELA LUGOSI
(40-4114) (16-6-1,88) of MEN OF 1,000 FACES.  WONDER BUBBLE overpowered BELA LUGOSI
in a 1 minute uneven bout.  What I heard--one of the stewards mentioned it afterward-
-is that Bela saw a reflection of his face in the Bubble and didn't recognize it, it
was one of the other 1,000, I guess, and that threw him off his stroke.
     NAKHA ADIASO (56-2615) (22-23-0,91) of INCONSISTENT FURY fought CORNELIUS (31-
3485) (19-4-1,59) of CAESAR'S POOL HALL.  NAKHA ADIASO was overpowered by CORNELIUS
in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.  I never knew people played pool with mauls.
Okay, maybe it wasn't a maul, but I bet it felt like it to Nakha Adiaso.

     DAGA TERS (56-2627) (22-13-1,130) of INCONSISTENT FURY fought MAREI (103-37)
(38-32-2,150) of the College of Mimes.  DAGA TERS vanquished MAREI in a 1 minute one-
sided fray.  And if anyone tells you that Marei screamed on the way to the Infirmary,
well, that's a lie.  Marei is a dedicated mime of the highest standing.  There are
tests, you know.
     FLAMING FLEA (70-499) (25-25-2,138) of MIDNIGHT HOUR fought MAREI (103-37) (38-
32-2,150) of the College of Mimes.  FLAMING FLEA overpowered MAREI in a 1 minute one-
sided fight.  Again, Marei didn't say anything, but I noticed a very speaking glance.
Well, two fights in a row, who wouldn't speak?  Or at least glance.
     JEO THE SONGSMITH (1-3260) (39-77-0,117) of BLUE EYRIE fought NYZEIL OGLATA (17-
6753) (25-15-1,146) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  JEO THE SONGSMITH was handily defeated by
NYZEIL OGLATA in a 3 minute mismatched bout.  Nyzeil used both hands.  It looked like
Jeo wanted to use his wings and then kept stopping himself.
     BARBARIAN KNIGHT (70-565) (21-18-0,201) of DISPOSABLE HEROES fought HELYSE (103-
36) (45-35-5,165) of the College of Mimes.  BARBARIAN KNIGHT was overpowered by
HELYSE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.  Not to be confused with the other
Barbarian Knight, of course.

     DARK JUSTICE (56-2004) (33-38-0,190) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought RAORK ROKIOS
(70-1526) (29-16-0,208) of ORKOGRE CASTLE.  DARK JUSTICE was subdued by RAORK ROKIOS
in a 2 minute melee.  Does this mean we have light justice, or none at all?  Some
things get confusing, and then when you add lawyers, well, just forget understanding
it.
     KOOKABURRA (33-4151) (98-134-4,193) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES fought PHIL
PHILANTHROPIST (20-3330) (28-53-2,165) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  KOOKABURRA overpowered
PHIL PHILANTHROPIST in a popular 1 minute gory uneven fight.  The fossilized cookie.
Darn.  Still here.
     JUDGE (56-119) (57-40-2,196) of INCONSISTENT FURY fought SEKHAT (7-2251) (27-31-
1,189) of CASTAWAYS.  JUDGE overpowered SEKHAT in a 1 minute uneven fight.  Okay, we
had Dark Justice, and now we've got a Judge.  What does this MEAN?  Are we having a
court or something?
     SMUG BUG (55-2900) (79-150-0,193) of RHYME TYME fought SAM (70-466) (21-17-
0,183) of CHEERS.  SMUG BUG was bested by SAM in an exciting 1 minute bout.  Darn
again.  Still here, even though the wretched Bug has been squashed again.
     CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196) (104-136-0,193) of THE DRAGON FIST fought DESERT GYPSY
(56-2105) (29-14-3,196) of INCONSISTENT FURY.  CORT NIGHTJEWEL demolished DESERT
GYPSY in an action packed 2 minute uneven bout.  Honestly, all jokes about fossils
aside, what is it with these guys?  What do they get out of fighting and fighting and
fighting forever?

     GOSSAMER (35-3656) (49-41-1,217) of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 fought NATAS (11-6531)
(29-16-0,198) of DO IT AGAIN.  GOSSAMER defeated NATAS in a 2 minute duel.  Two
minutes, Gossamer?  What took you so long?
     AIN GOBLINBANE (70-678) (46-24-1,212) of ECCENTRIC DWARVES fought DREHVIN (103-
34) (75-45-7,200) of the College of Mimes.  AIN GOBLINBANE demolished DREHVIN in an
exciting 2 minute gory one-sided bout.  Gosh, Drehvin's secret is out, he's a goblin!
Some of us knew, but we were sworn never to tell on account of goblins being "not
official" as a species here.  But now that Ain's found out, it's different.  I mean,
I can say it, but he still isn't official.
     MORLENA (56-2163) (33-31-1,260) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought JELIAH BIGABO (35-
3676) (50-26-2,196) of PHILANTHROPISTS 3.  MORLENA was bested by JELIAH BIGABO in an
exciting 1 minute fight.  This is experience standing quietly with a big stick.
Maybe a pool cue.
     CITY MILITIA (56-2200) (30-27-0,222) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought NIGHTCAP (74-
2745) (140-121-0,199) of DARKLINGS.  CITY MILITIA was handily defeated by NIGHTCAP in
a 1 minute mismatched bout.  Isn't this kind of thing anti-social?  Come to think of
it, I still believe that having gladiators here with more than two hundred regular
arena fights is kind of anti-social, too.  But that's me.
     SISTER X (12-6340) (36-42-0,231) of CULTS-R-US fought STYLISH (32-4116) (32-15-
1,201) of SARATOGA GLORY.  SISTER X overpowered STYLISH in a 1 minute uneven
struggle.  I can't wait to see what new style Sister decrees.  Since it's winter, I
would vote for furs.  WARM furs.

The challenges:
     CENTURION (56-4024) (19-5-0,55) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS challenged CEDAR (29-4319)
(25-28-2,83) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 28.  CENTURION was handily defeated by CEDAR in a
2 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.  So much for being Most Challenged, huh?
     THE WITCH-KING (15-4029) (21-13-0,95) of THE BLACK RIDERS challenged TALL TREE
(29-4380) (25-58-0,121) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 26.  THE WITCH-KING savagely defeated
TALL TREE in a 2 minute Challenge match.  I kind of hate to see a tree get cut down,
but sometimes it's the right thing, like when it leans over and rests on the roof or
something.
     PREATORIAN (56-4005) (23-13-1,93) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS challenged BLACK WOLF
(29-4194) (41-37-1,123) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 30.  PREATORIAN was demolished by
BLACK WOLF in a 1 minute Challenge competition.  Hey, wolves bite.  It's, like, what
they do.

     ARTEMIDORUS (17-6864) (34-7-1,140) of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM challenged STONETOOTH
(29-4560) (31-46-0,103) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 37.  ARTEMIDORUS handily defeated
STONETOOTH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  I hear Stonetooth is going to get
a denture.
     ALDALDON (56-3913) (23-13-1,131) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged THE QUICKLING
(70-1669) (84-196-2,143) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 12.  ALDALDON won victory over THE
QUICKLING in a popular 1 minute brutal Challenge fight.  Another fossil still here.
It seems like I've been writing about Quickling's fights for YEARS.  Well, and I
have, actually.  LOTS of years.
     MANDORALLEN (56-2288) (33-18-1,149) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS challenged BIONIC
BUFFALO (11-6570) (44-39-0,175) of DO IT AGAIN.  Up 26.  MANDORALLEN was viciously
subdued by BIONIC BUFFALO in a 1 minute Challenge duel.  I don't know, all this
viciousness.  Is it the weather?
     MAGGIE (55-637) (41-54-1,180) of THE SIMPSONS challenged COMRADE KOOK (12-6339)
(38-41-2,191) of CULTS-R-US.  Up 11.  MAGGIE defeated COMRADE KOOK in an action
packed 4 minute gruesome Challenge melee.  Really gruesome.  So anybody sitting in
the front row of the stands, remember that you need to soak your clothes in cold
water and hand-wash.
     CATASTROPHE (71-6273) (14-3-0,175) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 challenged BARBARIAN
KNIGHT (56-2006) (37-33-2,187) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Up 12.  CATASTROPHE was
devastated by BARBARIAN KNIGHT in a 1 minute Challenge match.  The other Barbarian
Knight.  It would be confusing if they fought each other.

     JADRA (61-3379) (22-10-1,162) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged POINT (56-633) (34-
46-1,173) of INCONSISTENT FURY.  Up 11.  JADRA was devastated by POINT in a 1 minute
one-sided Challenge duel.  I heard that this was, like, really pointed.  Um, that
wasn't what *I* said, it was someone in the office.
     RETRIBUTION (74-2982) (33-24-1,191) of BROTHERHOOD challenged MILLHOUSE (55-
1324) (31-34-0,193) of THE SIMPSONS.  Up 2.  RETRIBUTION was overpowered by MILLHOUSE
in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.  I didn't think it was mismatched, but what
do I know?
     GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-4936) (22-7-0,188) of ARMY OF DARKNESS challenged
ENLIGHTENED BEING (26-4642) (30-14-0,189) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Up 1.  GIMME SOME
SUGAR was viciously subdued by ENLIGHTENED BEING in a 3 minute brawl.  More
viciousness!  Is this what it means to be enlightened?  I would never have guessed
it.
     CLAUDIUS (13-2860) (64-47-2,226) of I, CLAUDIUS challenged MALT-O-MEAL (60-7527)
(45-24-1,200) of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA.  Down 26.  CLAUDIUS savagely defeated MALT-O-MEAL
in an exciting 2 minute gory Challenge melee.  One of the Infirmary guys told me this
is post-trauma stress transference.  I never knew that.  I thought it was just, you
know, taking the stupid cereal and throwing it on the floor.
     DREAM WEAVER (56-1959) (30-20-1,218) of INCONSISTENT FURY challenged DEFIANCE
(32-4619) (28-4-1,229) of ANGELS OF PAIN.  Up 11.  DREAM WEAVER devastated DEFIANCE
in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  The real question is, is Defiance still
defying people?  I mean, some people take a long time to learn stuff.

For the title, because our old Lord Marshall DID get pulled out to Primus or
somewhere:
     SUPERIOR FORCES (33-4543) (112-165-3,218) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought GOLEM
(35-1485) (76-53-1,247) of THE PHILANTHROPISTS.  SUPERIOR FORCES slimly lost to GOLEM
in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Title competition.  I don't know about having a golem
for a Lord Marshall, but that's better than Superior Forces, so congratulations,
Golem.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GOLEM 35-1485               77  53  1  255  THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)  MURSKA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SISTER X 12-6340            37  42  0  251  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            65  47  2  245  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
 DREAM WEAVER 56-1959        31  20  1  241  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 AIN GOBLINBANE 70-678       47  24  1  240  ECCENTRIC DWARVES (342)    SENTERN
 GOSSAMER 35-3656            50  41  1  229  PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (948)    MURSKA
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     105 136  0  216  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           141 121  0  213  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 RAORK ROKIOS 70-1526        30  16  0  211  ORKOGRE CASTLE (533)       SENTERN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MILLHOUSE 55-1324           32  34  0  207  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 JELIAH BIGABO 35-3676       51  26  2  205  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (1011)   MURSKA
 ENLIGHTENED BEING 26-4642   31  14  0  205  PHILANTHROPISTS (1263)     CALEAM
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    112 166  3  204  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 JUDGE 56-119                58  40  2  204  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         45  25  1  201  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 BARBARIAN KNIGHT 56-2006    38  33  2  201  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 MORLENA 56-2163             33  32  1  200  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          99 134  4  197  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 NATAS 11-6531               29  17  0  197  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 MAGGIE 55-637               42  54  1  194  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 CITY MILITIA 56-2200        30  28  0  194  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 DARK JUSTICE 56-2004        33  39  0  193  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            28   5  1  193  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 SAM 70-466                  22  17  0  193  CHEERS (1279)              SENTERN
 STYLISH 32-4116             32  16  1  190  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    22   8  0  188  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 POINT 56-633                35  46  1  186  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 SEKHAT 7-2251               27  32  1  186  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            79 151  0  184  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      45  39  0  184  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 DESERT GYPSY 56-2105        29  15  3  184  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 COMRADE KOOK 12-6339        38  42  2  183  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 RETRIBUTION 74-2982         33  25  1  182  BROTHERHOOD (1073)         DAYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BARBARIAN KNIGHT 70-565     21  19  0  175  DISPOSABLE HEROES (592)    SENTERN
 CATASTROPHE 71-6273         14   4  0  169  THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (1289)  KYR'TERR
 PHIL PHILANTHROPIS 20-3330  28  54  2  162  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
 FLAMING FLEA 70-499         26  25  2  158  MIDNIGHT HOUR (551)        SENTERN
 JADRA 61-3379               22  11  1  155  PHILANTHROPISTS (1268)     JURINE
 DAGA TERS 56-2627           23  13  1  154  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753       26  15  1  152  PHILANTHROPISTS (1262)     ALJAFIR

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MANDORALLEN 56-2288         33  19  1  150  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 ALDALDON 56-3913            24  13  1  145  PHILANTHROPISTS (1271)     ROCANIS
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         35   7  1  142  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       84 197  2  136  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 BLACK WOLF 29-4194          42  37  1  131  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    39  78  0  118  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 THE WITCH-KING 15-4029      22  13  0  116  THE BLACK RIDERS (1298)    MALCORN
 STONETOOTH 29-4560          31  47  0  109  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  59  0  105  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CEDAR 29-4319               26  28  2   96  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 PREATORIAN 56-4005          23  14  1   92  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CORNELIUS 31-3485           20   4  1   86  CAESAR'S POOL HALL (608)   CHIMLEVTAL
 THE GREEK GUY 47-5478       13   4  0   82  I HATE THEM (1302)         NORTH FORK
 WONDER BUBBLE 56-3522       17  12  2   77  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 NAKHA ADIASO 56-2615        22  24  0   69  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 FALLING ROCK 29-4286        25  45  0   64  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 CENTURION 56-4024           19   6  0   52  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 BELA LUGOSI 40-4114         16   7  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

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

What, fights again?  Heck.  Er, can we get away with "Good fight, all"?  No?  Heck.
Maybe even something stronger. -- the Cardow Hunters

     Not in a family newsletter!

Artemidorus -- Thank you for saving me the tedium of writing down a new opponent for
the list. -- Tall Tree

Preatorian -- Ah, familiar faces. -- Cedar

Cornelius -- Wow, I didn't expect you to be that slow getting out from under!  Wham,
pow, a win for me!  Whatever shall I do with it? -- Falling Rock

Flaming Flea -- Ah.  Someone new.  I'm sure one of my teammates would have enjoyed
meeting you, instead of my unworthy self. -- Stonetooth
P.S.  Real flames?  Cool!

Nakha Adiaso -- Damn, another guy.  When I first joined up to gladiate, they told me,
"This is a great way to meet women."  Yeah, right.  Every woman I meet tries to slice
and dice me, and mostly I meet guys anyway.  Damn. -- Black Wolf
P.S.  Good fight.

Jeo the Songsmith -- Phbttt! -- Black Wolf

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DREAM WEAVER devastated DEFIANCE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
CLAUDIUS savagely defeated MALT-O-MEAL in a exciting 2 minute gory Challenge melee.
GIMME SOME SUGAR was viciously subdued by ENLIGHTENED BEING in a 3 minute brawl.
RETRIBUTION was overpowered by MILLHOUSE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
JADRA was devastated by POINT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CATASTROPHE was devastated by BARBARIAN KNIGHT in a 1 minute Challenge match.
MAGGIE defeated COMRADE KOOK in a action packed 4 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
MANDORALLEN was viciously subdued by BIONIC BUFFALO in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
ALDALDON won victory over THE QUICKLING in a popular 1 minute brutal Challenge fight.
ARTEMIDORUS handily defeated STONETOOTH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
PREATORIAN was demolished by BLACK WOLF in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
THE WITCH-KING savagely defeated TALL TREE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
CENTURION was handily defeated by CEDAR in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
SISTER X overpowered STYLISH in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
CITY MILITIA was handily defeated by NIGHTCAP in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MORLENA was bested by JELIAH BIGABO in a exciting 1 minute fight.
AIN GOBLINBANE demolished DREHVIN in a exciting 2 minute gory one-sided bout.
SUPERIOR FORCES slimly lost to GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Title competition.
GOSSAMER defeated NATAS in a 2 minute duel.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL demolished DESERT GYPSY in a action packed 2 minute uneven bout.
SMUG BUG was bested by SAM in a exciting 1 minute bout.
JUDGE overpowered SEKHAT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KOOKABURRA overpowered PHIL PHILANTHROPIST in a popular 1 minute gory uneven fight.
DARK JUSTICE was subdued by RAORK ROKIOS in a 2 minute melee.
BARBARIAN KNIGHT was overpowered by HELYSE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
JEO THE SONGSMITH was handily defeated by NYZEIL OGLATA in a 3 minute mismatched bout.
FLAMING FLEA overpowered MAREI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DAGA TERS vanquished MAREI in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
NAKHA ADIASO was overpowered by CORNELIUS in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
WONDER BUBBLE overpowered BELA LUGOSI in a 1 minute uneven bout.
THE GREEK GUY demolished FALLING ROCK in a 1 minute uneven contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         AIMED BLOW        58 -  29 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-LUNGE       30 -  24 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  22 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    68 -  62 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  31 -  2      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  36 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  25 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  17 -  1      35  |

Turn 495 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         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  5         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  7                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOLEM 35-1485              77  53  1  255 THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)
LUNGING ATTACK   SISTER X 12-6340           37  42  0  251 CULTS-R-US (1255)
SLASHING ATTACK  CLAUDIUS 13-2860           65  47  2  245 I, CLAUDIUS (705)
WALL OF STEEL    GOSSAMER 35-3656           50  41  1  229 PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (948)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          141 121  0  213 DARKLINGS (1160)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAORK ROKIOS 70-1526       30  16  0  211 ORKOGRE CASTLE (533)
STRIKING ATTACK  MILLHOUSE 55-1324          32  34  0  207 THE SIMPSONS (187)
PARRY-STRIKE     JUDGE 56-119               58  40  2  204 INCONSISTENT FURY (259)
BASHING ATTACK   KOOKABURRA 33-4151         99 134  4  197 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)
AIMED BLOW       DEFIANCE 32-4619           28   5  1  193 ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLAUDIUS 
13-2860, MAGGIE 55-637, ENLIGHTENED BEING 26-4642, THE WITCH-KING 15-4029, GOLEM 
35-1485, CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196, NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753, AIN GOBLINBANE 70-678, BIONIC 
BUFFALO 11-6570, and ALDALDON 56-3913.

The least popular fighter this week was FALLING ROCK 29-4286.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BELA LUGOSI 40-4114, STYLISH 32-4116, STONETOOTH 29-4560, 
CATASTROPHE 71-6273, JADRA 61-3379, RETRIBUTION 74-2982, NAKHA ADIASO 56-2615, SEKHAT 
7-2251, CITY MILITIA 56-2200, and CENTURION 56-4024.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  1 0  CALEAM(26)           1  0 0  KHALANI(55)          2  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  LAPUR(29)            2  3 0  ROCANIS(56)          7  8 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  1 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       1  0 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  
RIZTAB(12)           1  1 0  ARVAT(32)            0  2 0  JURINE(61)           0  1 0  
DULLENS(13)          1  0 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   1  1 0  SENTERN(70)          4  2 0  
MALCORN(15)          1  0 0  MURSKA(35)           3  0 0  KYR'TERR(71)         0  1 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          2  0 0  ZENSU(40)            0  1 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        1  1 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  NORTH FORK(47)       1  0 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  0 0  
SEAM(20)             0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    39  78  0  118  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 SEKHAT 7-2251               27  32  1  186  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 NATAS 11-6531               29  17  0  197  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 SISTER X 12-6340            37  42  0  251  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            65  47  2  245  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
 THE WITCH-KING 15-4029      22  13  0  116  THE BLACK RIDERS (1298)    MALCORN
 NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753       26  15  1  152  PHILANTHROPISTS (1262)     ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    22   8  0  188  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 PHIL PHILANTHROPIS 20-3330  28  54  2  162  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
 ENLIGHTENED BEING 26-4642   31  14  0  205  PHILANTHROPISTS (1263)     CALEAM
 BLACK WOLF 29-4194          42  37  1  131  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 CORNELIUS 31-3485           20   4  1   86  CAESAR'S POOL HALL (608)   CHIMLEVTAL
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            28   5  1  193  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    112 166  3  204  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GOLEM 35-1485               77  53  1  255  THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)  MURSKA
 BELA LUGOSI 40-4114         16   7  1   52  MEN OF 1,000 FACES (1297)  ZENSU
 THE GREEK GUY 47-5478       13   4  0   82  I HATE THEM (1302)         NORTH FORK
 MILLHOUSE 55-1324           32  34  0  207  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 DREAM WEAVER 56-1959        31  20  1  241  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         45  25  1  201  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 JADRA 61-3379               22  11  1  155  PHILANTHROPISTS (1268)     JURINE
 AIN GOBLINBANE 70-678       47  24  1  240  ECCENTRIC DWARVES (342)    SENTERN
 CATASTROPHE 71-6273         14   4  0  169  THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (1289)  KYR'TERR
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           141 121  0  213  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     105 136  0  216  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

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