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Date   : 01/01/2009    Duedate: 01/14/2009

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-497

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 TRECK PEOPLE 65/1305   10    2  0 83.3      PHILANTHROPISTS 56/1271               
    LITTLE EARTHQUAKES 65/1306                  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 35/1011             
    REIGNING DOOM 65/1307                       THE PHILANTHROPISTS 35/746            
  2 DO IT AGAIN 11/1239  1477  848 13 63.5      PHILANTHROPISTS 32/1254               
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                    PHILANTHROPISTS 61/1268               
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                      PHILANTHROPISTS 2 35/948              
  3 BROTHERHOOD 74/1073   951  593 10 61.6      PHILANTHROPISTS 17/1262               
    CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 60/1261                    PHILANTHROPISTS 26/1263               
    THE BROTHERHOOD 98 71/1289                  PHILANTHROPISTS 40/1234               
  4 I HATE THEM 47/1302   574  363  6 61.3    8 CASTAWAYS 7/1301      579  581  6 49.9
    BEING JOHN CUSAK 82/1303                    DARKLINGS 74/1160                     
    THE BLACK RIDERS 15/1298                    BLUE EYRIE 1/1300                     
    SARATOGA GLORY 32/1072                    9 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  390  421  9 48.1
    MEN OF 1,000 FACES 40/1297                  THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
  5 I, CLAUDIUS 13/705    605  404  6 60.0   10 RHYME TYME 55/397     337  385  1 46.7
    CAESAR'S POOL HALL 31/608                   GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
    FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 17/1293                11 CHEERS 70/1279        247  301  4 45.1
  6-MIDNIGHT HOUR 70/551  307  246  4 55.5      KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS 56/174             
    ORKOGRE CASTLE 70/533                       THE SIMPSONS 55/187                   
    ECCENTRIC DWARVES 70/342                 12 DUPLICATE RED 33/764  808 1104 12 42.3
    INCONSISTENT FURY 56/259                 13 CULTS-R-US 12/1255     43   69  1 38.4
    DISPOSABLE HEROES 70/592                 14 CARDOW HUNTE 29/1277  611 1304 11 31.9
  7 PHILANTHROPIS 20/773  372  356  6 51.1

    '##/###' 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 608): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 606): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): THE RED BARON of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 590): THE CYCLOPS of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 458): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): GOLEM of THE PHILANTROPHISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 607): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 606): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 590): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): IRE OF BROGUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 458): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): TRECK PEOPLE et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
                            THULE of DARK CREATIONS (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): LUCRETIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
              (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          MYSTIC MIRAGE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             MAGIC WAND of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             BOQ of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, 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

     They tell me this is a new year.  It seems a lot like the old year to me.  You
know, cold, damp.  I figure it won't start feeling like a NEW year until it gets warm
and the sun gets up before I do, and I'm not what they call an early riser, either.
Calendars, what do they know?

Fight stuff:
     Inconsistent Fury was consistently avoided by Caesar's Pool Hall.  This happens
to hustlers.  Live with it.
     Jadra might have gotten the most challenges, but the notes aren't clear.  But
probably.
     We had twenty-five fights, which is okay, with only three standbys on the sands,
that's good.
     Thirteen challenges, two of them TV, which is, you know, really good.  The rest
just radio.

Now, I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I have a dinner date, so this is
going to be, like, sort of fast and short.  Or short and fast.

     CORNELIUS (31-3485) (20-5-1,67) of CAESAR'S POOL HALL fought BITTER ALMOND (103-
41) (14-16-4,50) of the College of Mimes.  CORNELIUS vanquished BITTER ALMOND in an
action packed 1 minute gory one-sided match.  This is why Almond is bitter.  It could
make anyone bitter, after a while.
     MANDORALLEN (56-2288) (34-19-1,152) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought THE QUICKLING
(70-1669) (84-198-2,140) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  MANDORALLEN defeated THE QUICKLING in a
2 minute fight.  Looks good to me.  If Quickling can't hold his own after more than
ten years, well, losing is what's going to happen to him.  A lot.  Do you wish
sometimes people could be drafted into Home Guard the same way they're drafted into
Primus?
     NYZEIL OGLATA (17-6753) (27-15-1,176) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought PREATORIAN (56-
4005) (24-14-1,116) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  NYZEIL OGLATA was bested by PREATORIAN in
an exciting 1 minute bout.  Wow, that was an upset type of victory!  I bet the
bookies are all shook up.  It's good for 'em.
     CITY MILITIA (56-2200) (30-29-0,200) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought HATHU (103-32)
(5-1-0,250) of the College of Mimes.  CITY MILITIA slimly lost to HATHU in an action
packed 2 minute duel.  I suppose City didn't want to lose, but at least this
demonstrates that the diet works.  You can write to him for a special brochure on the
Militia's Slimming Regimen.  It doesn't cost much.
     BARBARIAN KNIGHT (56-2006) (38-34-2,205) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought NATAS (11-
6531) (30-17-0,203) of DO IT AGAIN.  BARBARIAN KNIGHT slimly won victory over NATAS
in a popular 3 minute match.  And see?  This Barbarian Knight is a teammate of City
Militia, and HE has been on the diet, TOO.  And it works for him, just the same.
Even though he's a barbarian and eats half-cooked meat roasted over a fire on the end
of a stick.  Never let anyone tell you to roast your meat on the end of your sword.
It isn't clean, and besides, it probably isn't good for the sword, either.
     MILLHOUSE (55-1324) (32-35-0,203) of THE SIMPSONS fought HELYSE (103-36) (45-35-
5,165) of the College of Mimes.  MILLHOUSE was devastated by HELYSE in a 2 minute
one-sided bout.  Oh, ouch!  NOT a good way for Millhouse to start the year.  But
sometimes you don't get to choose.  Well, actually, he could have choosed by
challenging, but what the heck.

     MAGGIE (55-637) (42-55-1,186) of THE SIMPSONS fought BLACK WOLF (29-4194) (43-
37-1,159) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  MAGGIE overpowered BLACK WOLF in a crowd pleasing 1
minute mismatched fight.  Ooooh, if Maggie was only a girl, we could give her a red
hood!  But I don't think it's the same for a guy, so I guess we forget that one.  Did
you know that bloodstains show on red robes just as much as purple?
     GOSSAMER (35-3656) (51-41-1,243) of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 fought DEFIANCE (32-4619)
(28-6-1,182) of ANGELS OF PAIN.  GOSSAMER subdued DEFIANCE in an exciting 1 minute
bout.  There's some kind of joke in this, but I don't feel like thinking about it
right now.  The only way I know there's a joke is the scribes that make up the notes
for me scribbled something beside the fight and then spilled beer on it.  That's just
careless.
     CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196) (106-136-0,229) of THE DRAGON FIST fought STYLISH (32-
4116) (32-17-1,183) of SARATOGA GLORY.  CORT NIGHTJEWEL defeated STYLISH in a 2
minute bout.  I still don't think Cort is stylish.  Putting a lot of jewels on your
clothes isn't, you know, good taste.  It's just showing off.
     NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (142-121-0,220) of DARKLINGS fought SUPERIOR FORCES (33-4543)
(113-166-3,232) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  NIGHTCAP devastated SUPERIOR FORCES in a 2
minute mismatched brawl.  And Superior Forces is another candidate for being drafted
into Home Guard, if you ask ME.
     SAM (70-466) (23-17-0,211) of CHEERS fought GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-4936) (22-9-
0,181) of ARMY OF DARKNESS.  SAM won victory over GIMME SOME SUGAR in an exciting 3
minute fray.  Good going, Sam!  I hear that Gimme is a tourney victor, was one, at
least, and that means more than a good regular-arena record these days.  I mean, it
isn't like some of these regular arenas are challenging.  As if!  Two or three teams?
It's like practicing with friends all the time.
     MORLENA (56-2163) (34-32-1,215) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought CLAUDIUS (13-2860)
(65-48-2,196) of I, CLAUDIUS.  MORLENA vanquished CLAUDIUS in a 1 minute mismatched
bout.  Claudius, you need to pull up your socks and work here.  You can do better
than this.

Oh, good, the challenge matches:
     BELA LUGOSI (40-4114) (16-8-1,45) of MEN OF 1,000 FACES challenged CEDAR (29-
4319) (26-29-2,86) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 41.  BELA LUGOSI handily defeated CEDAR in
a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.  It makes you wonder sometimes, doesn't it?
I expect Cedar is feeling kind of like a yoyo.
     THE GREEK GUY (47-5478) (14-4-0,95) of I HATE THEM challenged JEO THE SONGSMITH
(1-3260) (39-79-0,98) of BLUE EYRIE.  Up 3.  THE GREEK GUY demolished JEO THE
SONGSMITH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.  Listen, Jeo!  Stop practicing on
the harp and start working out with the sword.  This isn't a song contest, you know.
     ARTEMIDORUS (17-6864) (36-7-1,145) of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM challenged STONETOOTH
(29-4560) (31-48-0,114) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 31.  ARTEMIDORUS handily defeated
STONETOOTH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.  And if Stonetooth isn't
embarrassed, he should be.  Silly boy.
     THE WITCH-KING (15-4029) (23-13-0,121) of THE BLACK RIDERS challenged TALL TREE
(29-4380) (25-60-0,106) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 15.  THE WITCH-KING overpowered TALL
TREE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.  Don't you ever get TIRED of fighting
the same guys, Witch-King?  I mean, where's the challenge in that?  What can you
learn from it?  Ketchum, over in Crysalis, says that these easy-win fights are
ruining the sport.  I wouldn't know about that, but they're boring to write about,
the same match over and over again.  Still, I guess it's your business, or at least
your manager's.
     PHIL PHILANTHROPIST (20-3330) (29-54-2,179) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged
CATASTROPHE (71-6273) (15-4-0,180) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98.  Up 1.  PHIL PHILANTHROPIST
was executed by CATASTROPHE in a 1 minute Challenge melee.  Well, gosh.  I know some
people don't like do-gooders, but isn't this a little, like, extreme?

     ALDALDON (56-3913) (25-13-1,171) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged SMUG BUG (55-
2900) (79-152-0,171) of RHYME TYME.  Straight across.  ALDALDON was vanquished by
SMUG BUG in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  Argh, that BUG!  I hate
that bug.  Somebody, smash it, please!  Or boot it out to Home Guard.
     JADRA (61-3379) (23-11-1,184) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged SEKHAT (7-2251) (28-
32-1,194) of CASTAWAYS.  Up 10.  JADRA vanquished SEKHAT in an action packed 2 minute
gory uneven Challenge duel.  Well, if Jadra was Most Challenged, this tells a funny
tale.
     MIMOSA (32-4294) (24-20-1,190) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged KOOKABURRA (33-
4151) (99-135-4,195) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.  Up 5.  MIMOSA devastated KOOKABURRA in a
1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.  So, is this Mimosa a tree, or a cocktail?
Does it go well with Girl Scout Cookies?  I mean, lots of stuff doesn't, expect, you
know, milk and wholesome stuff like that.  And the crumbs can be a nuisance.
     BIONIC BUFFALO (11-6570) (45-40-0,181) of DO IT AGAIN challenged ENLIGHTENED
BEING (26-4642) (31-15-0,186) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Up 5.  BIONIC BUFFALO was bested
by ENLIGHTENED BEING in a 2 minute Challenge match.  Is winning Enlightened?  I never
knew that.  I mean, people tell me it's great, but is it Enlightened?  Isn't that
different?
     JELIAH BIGABO (35-3676) (52-26-2,216) of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 challenged DARK
JUSTICE (56-2004) (34-39-0,217) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Up 1.  JELIAH BIGABO was
devastated by DARK JUSTICE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.  This is probably
some kind of judgment on Jeliah, but don't ask me about it.  Nobody tells me stuff
like this.

The TV challenges, and congratulations to the tourney victors who have them:
     MARTIN BLANK (82-28434) (16-2-0,100) of BEING JOHN CUSAK TV challenged FALLING
ROCK (29-4286) (26-45-0,76) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 24.  MARTIN BLANK handily
defeated FALLING ROCK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.  Okay, if that's what
floats your stick.
     MALT-O-MEAL (60-7527) (46-25-1,209) of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA TV challenged COMRADE
KOOK (12-6339) (39-42-2,199) of CULTS-R-US.  Down 10.  MALT-O-MEAL was devastated by
COMRADE KOOK in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Well, I did hear that Kook
likes wheaties, not malt-o-meal, you know.

And for the title of Lord Marshall:
     GOLEM (35-1485) (78-53-1,270) of THE PHILANTHROPISTS challenged SISTER X (12-
6340) (38-42-0,260) of CULTS-R-US.  Down 10.  GOLEM was devastated by SISTER X in a 2
minute one-sided Challenge Title contest.  And why not?  I saw Sister X at a party
two nights ago, and she really was devastating in that slinky robe with the slit and
the sequins.  All the guys were tripping over their tongues.  So, congratulations.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SISTER X 12-6340            39  42  0  286  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GOSSAMER 35-3656            52  41  1  255  PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (948)    MURSKA
-AIN GOBLINBANE 70-678       48  24  1  247  ECCENTRIC DWARVES (342)    SENTERN
 DARK JUSTICE 56-2004        35  39  0  241  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     107 136  0  239  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 MORLENA 56-2163             35  32  1  233  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           143 121  0  231  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 COMRADE KOOK 12-6339        40  42  2  224  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 SAM 70-466                  24  17  0  221  CHEERS (1279)              SENTERN
 BARBARIAN KNIGHT 56-2006    39  34  2  220  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
-JUDGE 56-119                59  40  2  211  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
-DESERT GYPSY 56-2105        30  15  3  211  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-RAORK ROKIOS 70-1526        30  17  0  204  ORKOGRE CASTLE (533)       SENTERN
 MIMOSA 32-4294              25  20  1  204  PHILANTHROPISTS (1254)     ARVAT
 JADRA 61-3379               24  11  1  202  PHILANTHROPISTS (1268)     JURINE
-DREAM WEAVER 56-1959        31  21  1  201  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 NATAS 11-6531               30  18  0  199  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 CATASTROPHE 71-6273         16   4  1  199  THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (1289)  KYR'TERR
 CITY MILITIA 56-2200        30  30  0  197  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    113 167  3  196  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 ENLIGHTENED BEING 26-4642   32  15  0  194  PHILANTHROPISTS (1263)     CALEAM
 MAGGIE 55-637               43  55  1  193  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 GOLEM 35-1485               78  54  1  190  THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)  MURSKA
 JELIAH BIGABO 35-3676       52  27  2  190  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (1011)   MURSKA
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         46  26  1  190  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            80 152  0  188  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            65  49  2  188  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-DRIZZT 40-4146              30  33  0  188  PHILANTHROPISTS (1234)     ZENSU
-POINT 56-633                35  47  1  186  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            28   7  1  185  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    22  10  0  184  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          99 136  4  183  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 STYLISH 32-4116             32  18  1  183  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 SEKHAT 7-2251               28  33  1  183  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      45  41  0  182  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MILLHOUSE 55-1324           32  36  0  176  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 PHIL PHILANTHROPIS 20-3330  29  55  2  172  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
-RETRIBUTION 74-2982         33  26  1  161  BROTHERHOOD (1073)         DAYLA KIV
 ALDALDON 56-3913            25  14  1  161  PHILANTHROPISTS (1271)     ROCANIS
 PREATORIAN 56-4005          25  14  1  157  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 BLACK WOLF 29-4194          43  38  1  156  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
-BARBARIAN KNIGHT 70-565     21  20  0  156  DISPOSABLE HEROES (592)    SENTERN
 MANDORALLEN 56-2288         35  19  1  155  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
-FLAMING FLEA 70-499         26  26  2  155  MIDNIGHT HOUR (551)        SENTERN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         37   7  1  148  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753       27  16  1  144  PHILANTHROPISTS (1262)     ALJAFIR
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       84 199  2  143  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
-DAGA TERS 56-2627           23  14  1  134  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 THE WITCH-KING 15-4029      24  13  0  128  THE BLACK RIDERS (1298)    MALCORN
 STONETOOTH 29-4560          31  49  0  120  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 THE GREEK GUY 47-5478       15   4  0  107  I HATE THEM (1302)         NORTH FORK
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434       17   2  0  105  BEING JOHN CUSAK (1303)    DWES EG
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  61  0  103  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-NAKHA ADIASO 56-2615        23  24  0   97  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    39  80  0   89  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 FALLING ROCK 29-4286        26  46  0   76  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 BELA LUGOSI 40-4114         17   8  1   76  MEN OF 1,000 FACES (1297)  ZENSU
 CORNELIUS 31-3485           21   5  1   74  CAESAR'S POOL HALL (608)   CHIMLEVTAL
-WONDER BUBBLE 56-3522       17  13  2   71  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
-MYSTIC MIRAGE 32-4635       16  11  2   61  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 CEDAR 29-4319               26  30  2   57  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
-WAR EAGLE 32-4767           15   6  2   53  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
-CENTURION 56-4024           19   6  0   52  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN
PHIL PHILANTHROPI 20-3330 29  55  2 PHILANTHROPISTS 773    CATASTROPHE 71-6273       497

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Jorja says that "everyone else" is writing personals today, so we should, too.  I
dunno what "everyone else" she's talking about, but I bet they aren't fighting in
Free Blades! -- Black Wolf for the Cardow Hunters
P.S.  Still, if Jorja says we write personals, then I guess we do.  Damn.

The Witch-King -- Huh.  Personals.  I don't feel the least desire to write a personal
to you.  It isn't like you're going to write one back and open a dialog.  Jorja's
just nuts about this stuff.  I won't do it. -- Tall Tree
P.S.  What is there to say, anyway?  *I* didn't think it was a good fight.

Artemidorus -- Break a tooth. -- Stonetooth
P.S.  Break two.

Daga Ters -- Sometimes being tall, dark, and oily isn't enough.  Sometimes you have
to be fast and have big teeth.  That's me. -- Black Wolf
P.S.  I don't know how the heck I jumped you.  Did you fall asleep out there?

Martin Blank -- Good name, because I think of writing a personal to you and I come
blank.  Should your name or that of your team mean something to me?  It doesn't, but
should it?  Or they, as it might be.  Good skills, thanks. -- Cedar

Bela Lugosi -- Oh, hey, that was great!  I really enjoyed it when you started making
all those faces.  Of course, you got me laughing so hard I fell over, and I fell on
YOU, so maybe it didn't look so funny from your side, but what the heck, until the
Commission recognizes that sometimes we fight to a draw, someone's got to lose, and
I'm just glad when that isn't me. -- Falling Rock

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MALT-O-MEAL was devastated by COMRADE KOOK in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MARTIN BLANK handily defeated FALLING ROCK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GOLEM was devastated by SISTER X in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge Title contest.
JELIAH BIGABO was devastated by DARK JUSTICE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
BIONIC BUFFALO was bested by ENLIGHTENED BEING in a 2 minute Challenge match.
MIMOSA devastated KOOKABURRA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
JADRA vanquished SEKHAT in a action packed 2 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
ALDALDON was vanquished by SMUG BUG in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
PHIL PHILANTHROPIST was executed by CATASTROPHE in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
THE WITCH-KING overpowered TALL TREE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ARTEMIDORUS handily defeated STONETOOTH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
THE GREEK GUY demolished JEO THE SONGSMITH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
BELA LUGOSI handily defeated CEDAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
MORLENA vanquished CLAUDIUS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SAM won victory over GIMME SOME SUGAR in a exciting 3 minute fray.
NIGHTCAP devastated SUPERIOR FORCES in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL defeated STYLISH in a 2 minute bout.
GOSSAMER subdued DEFIANCE in a exciting 1 minute bout.
MAGGIE overpowered BLACK WOLF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched fight.
MILLHOUSE was devastated by HELYSE in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
BARBARIAN KNIGHT slimly won victory over NATAS in a popular 3 minute match.
CITY MILITIA slimly lost to HATHU in a action packed 2 minute duel.
NYZEIL OGLATA was bested by PREATORIAN in a exciting 1 minute bout.
MANDORALLEN defeated THE QUICKLING in a 2 minute fight.
CORNELIUS vanquished BITTER ALMOND in a action packed 1 minute gory one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        51 -  34 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       30 -  21 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  24 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    74 -  63 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  22 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  35 -  1      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  26 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  21 -  1      32  |

Turn 497 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  5     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SISTER X 12-6340           39  42  0  286 CULTS-R-US (1255)
WALL OF STEEL    GOSSAMER 35-3656           52  41  1  255 PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (948)
BASHING ATTACK   DARK JUSTICE 56-2004       35  39  0  241 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          143 121  0  231 DARKLINGS (1160)
AIMED BLOW       JADRA 61-3379              24  11  1  202 PHILANTHROPISTS (1268)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLEM 35-1485              78  54  1  190 THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)
SLASHING ATTACK  CLAUDIUS 13-2860           65  49  2  188 I, CLAUDIUS (705)
STRIKING ATTACK  SEKHAT 7-2251              28  33  1  183 CASTAWAYS (1301)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PHIL PHILANTHROPI 20-3330  29  55  2  172 PHILANTHROPISTS (773)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARTIN BLANK 82-28434      17   2  0  105 BEING JOHN CUSAK (1303)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BARBARIAN KNIGHT 56-2006.  The ten other most popular fighters were COMRADE 
KOOK 12-6339, SISTER X 12-6340, SAM 70-466, NATAS 11-6531, JADRA 61-3379, DARK 
JUSTICE 56-2004, BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570, THE WITCH-KING 15-4029, ENLIGHTENED BEING 
26-4642, and MIMOSA 32-4294.

The least popular fighter this week was JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were STONETOOTH 29-4560, TALL TREE 29-4380, PHIL 
PHILANTHROPIST 20-3330, CLAUDIUS 13-2860, CEDAR 29-4319, ALDALDON 56-3913, KOOKABURRA 
33-4151, FALLING ROCK 29-4286, PREATORIAN 56-4005, and NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753.

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  ROCANIS(56)          5  2 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  LAPUR(29)            0  5 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       0  2 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       1  0 0  JURINE(61)           1  0 0  
RIZTAB(12)           2  0 0  ARVAT(32)            1  2 0  SENTERN(70)          1  1 0  
DULLENS(13)          0  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   0  2 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  0 1  
MALCORN(15)          1  0 0  MURSKA(35)           1  2 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        1  0 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  1 0  ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  NORTH FORK(47)       1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 0  
SEAM(20)             0  1 0  KHALANI(55)          2  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    39  80  0   89  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 SEKHAT 7-2251               28  33  1  183  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 NATAS 11-6531               30  18  0  199  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 SISTER X 12-6340            39  42  0  286  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            65  49  2  188  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
 THE WITCH-KING 15-4029      24  13  0  128  THE BLACK RIDERS (1298)    MALCORN
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         37   7  1  148  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    22  10  0  184  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 PHIL PHILANTHROPIS 20-3330  29  55  2  172  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
 ENLIGHTENED BEING 26-4642   32  15  0  194  PHILANTHROPISTS (1263)     CALEAM
 BLACK WOLF 29-4194          43  38  1  156  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 CORNELIUS 31-3485           21   5  1   74  CAESAR'S POOL HALL (608)   CHIMLEVTAL
 MIMOSA 32-4294              25  20  1  204  PHILANTHROPISTS (1254)     ARVAT
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    113 167  3  196  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 GOSSAMER 35-3656            52  41  1  255  PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (948)    MURSKA

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BELA LUGOSI 40-4114         17   8  1   76  MEN OF 1,000 FACES (1297)  ZENSU
 THE GREEK GUY 47-5478       15   4  0  107  I HATE THEM (1302)         NORTH FORK
 MAGGIE 55-637               43  55  1  193  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 DARK JUSTICE 56-2004        35  39  0  241  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         46  26  1  190  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 JADRA 61-3379               24  11  1  202  PHILANTHROPISTS (1268)     JURINE
 SAM 70-466                  24  17  0  221  CHEERS (1279)              SENTERN
 CATASTROPHE 71-6273         16   4  1  199  THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (1289)  KYR'TERR
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           143 121  0  231  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     107 136  0  239  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434       17   2  0  105  BEING JOHN CUSAK (1303)    DWES EG