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Date   : 01/15/2009    Duedate: 01/28/2009

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-498

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1-TRECK PEOPLE 65/1305   10    2  0 83.3    7 PHILANTHROPIS 20/773  375  361  6 51.0
    LITTLE EARTHQUAKES 65/1306                  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 35/1011             
    REIGNING DOOM 65/1307                       PHILANTHROPISTS 56/1271               
  2 DO IT AGAIN 11/1239  1480  850 13 63.5      THE PHILANTHROPISTS 35/746            
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                    PHILANTHROPISTS 32/1254               
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                      PHILANTHROPISTS 2 35/948              
  3 BROTHERHOOD 74/1073   951  594 10 61.6      PHILANTHROPISTS 61/1268               
    CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 60/1261                    PHILANTHROPISTS 17/1262               
    THE BROTHERHOOD 98 71/1289                  PHILANTHROPISTS 26/1263               
  4 I HATE THEM 47/1302   578  364  6 61.4      PHILANTHROPISTS 40/1234               
    BEING JOHN CUSAK 82/1303                  8 CASTAWAYS 7/1301      581  582  6 50.0
    THE BLACK RIDERS 15/1298                    DARKLINGS 74/1160                     
    SARATOGA GLORY 32/1072                      BLUE EYRIE 1/1300                     
    MEN OF 1,000 FACES 40/1297                9 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  391  422  9 48.1
  5 ROMAN HEROES 32/17    608  405  6 60.0      THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
    FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 17/1293                10 RHYME TYME 55/397     337  387  1 46.5
    CAESAR'S POOL HALL 31/608                   GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
    I, CLAUDIUS 13/705                       11 CHEERS 70/1279        250  307  4 44.9
  6 MIDNIGHT HOUR 70/551  308  246  4 55.6      KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS 56/174             
    ORKOGRE CASTLE 70/533                       THE SIMPSONS 55/187                   
    ECCENTRIC DWARVES 70/342                 12 DUPLICATE RED 33/764  809 1104 12 42.3
    INCONSISTENT FURY 56/259                 13 CULTS-R-US 12/1255     45   69  1 39.5
    DISPOSABLE HEROES 70/592                 14 CARDOW HUNTE 29/1277  613 1307 11 31.9

    '##/###' Avoid teams by their Team Id     '-'  Team did not fight this turn

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 609): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 611): SETH of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 605): ZIRCON of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 607): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 605): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 596): RED BULL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 593): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 591): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 582): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 544): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 277): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 472): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 459): 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 435): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 403): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 381): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 497): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 609): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 611): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 605): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 607): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 605): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 596): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 593): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 591): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 582): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 544): DEVILED HAM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 577): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 472): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 459): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 403): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 381): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 497): 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.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, 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.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE 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  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  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Here we are, just before the tourney, which is going to be held somewhere WARM.
Sun, sand, surf, the good stuff, you know?  Well, maybe not surf, but that's okay.
It messes up your hair, after all.  What was...?  Oh, the cat.  He wants in.  Smart
cat.  It's totally freezing and then some outside here.  I guess fighting keeps you
guys warm, and I had a hot toddy, of course.  More than one.
     So now I report on the fight stuff, right?
     Knights of Rocanis was avoided most, and Do It Again did more avoiding than
anybody.  I guess they don't want to do it again.
     Sekhat got the most challenges.
     We had twenty-five fights, with only two standbys, which is really good, AND we
had fourteen challenges.  More than half.  Ha!  This really is the best regional
arena.  The challenges were one tv and the rest radio.

     DREAD (32-4666) (14-6-0,48) of ANGELS OF PAIN fought LUCIFREYJA (103-40) (19-21-
1,90) of the College of Mimes.  DREAD demolished LUCIFREYJA in an action packed 1
minute gruesome one-sided melee.  This has got Dread feeling all puffed up, and why
not, after all?  He won the fight.  That gives him a right to puff, especially
because of Luci being ranked higher than him and not exactly inexperienced, either.
     LUCRETIUS (32-4687) (18-8-3,65) of ROMAN HEROES fought FALLING ROCK (29-4286)
(26-46-0,76) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  LUCRETIUS lost to FALLING ROCK in a popular 2 minute
fight.  Oh, ow!  That's got to be, like, well, something you don't want to happen.
Because what I heard was HEAVY rocks.
     MANDORALLEN (56-2288) (35-19-1,155) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought THE QUICKLING
(70-1669) (84-199-2,143) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  MANDORALLEN beat THE QUICKLING in a 2
minute fight.  Good.  I'm getting totally tired of seeing the Quickling around.  Make
him go away.
     PREATORIAN (56-4005) (25-14-1,157) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought THE WITCH-KING
(15-4029) (24-13-0,128) of THE BLACK RIDERS.  PREATORIAN was overpowered by THE
WITCH-KING in a 1 minute uneven fight.  That's witch-kings for you.  They go out
there to win, and no mistake.
     GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-4936) (22-10-0,184) of ARMY OF DARKNESS fought BLACK WOLF
(29-4194) (43-38-1,156) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  GIMME SOME SUGAR was viciously subdued by
BLACK WOLF in a popular 3 minute contest.  I thought wolves didn't really like sugar?
Or is that what this is, you know, about?
     CITY MILITIA (56-2200) (30-30-0,197) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought ROBIN OF SHEW-
WOOD (103-33) (1-0-1,220) of the College of Mimes.  CITY MILITIA savagely defeated
ROBIN OF SHEW-WOOD in an action packed 2 minute bout.  Huh.  I don't see why City had
to be savage.  Sure, Robin gets a little noisy on Saturday night, but who doesn't?

     SUPERIOR FORCES (33-4543) (113-167-3,196) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought BIONIC
BUFFALO (11-6570) (45-41-0,182) of DO IT AGAIN.  SUPERIOR FORCES viciously subdued
BIONIC BUFFALO in a popular 3 minute gruesome bout.  This is the power of names, see?
I mean, Superior Forces, well, he believes it.  And Bionic said Do It Again, so he
DID.
     DEFIANCE (32-4619) (28-7-1,185) of ANGELS OF PAIN fought ALDALDON (56-3913) (25-
14-1,161) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  DEFIANCE overpowered ALDALDON in a 1 minute mismatched
conflict.  Don't let anybody ever tell you that defiance butters no parsnips, or
turnips either.  Not even rutabagas, although they really need it.
     COMRADE KOOK (12-6339) (40-42-2,224) of CULTS-R-US fought SMUG BUG (55-2900)
(80-152-0,188) of RHYME TYME.  COMRADE KOOK luckily beat SMUG BUG in an exciting 3
minute brutal bout.  I don't care how you do it, beating the Bug is good.  Do it
often.  And over and over again.
     NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (143-121-0,231) of DARKLINGS fought DARK JUSTICE (56-2004)
(35-39-0,241) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  NIGHTCAP bested DARK JUSTICE in an exciting 1
minute fight.  There's probably some kind of secret message in that, but I decided,
when I got up this morning, you know, that it's just too cold for secret messages
today.
     SAM (70-466) (24-17-0,221) of CHEERS fought JUDGE (56-119) (59-40-2,211) of
INCONSISTENT FURY.  SAM was beaten by JUDGE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.  Does
this mean something, or did it just happen?

Oh!  Here's the challenge matches already:
     CORNELIUS (31-3485) (21-5-1,74) of CAESAR'S POOL HALL challenged CEDAR (29-4319)
(26-30-2,57) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 17.  CORNELIUS overpowered CEDAR in an action
packed 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.  Those pool hustlers will do it every
time.  I used to know some guys who played pool, see, and they were tough.  Never
give anyone a break, that sort of thing.  It's in the blood.  At least, that's what
they told me.
     BELA LUGOSI (40-4114) (17-8-1,76) of MEN OF 1,000 FACES challenged JEO THE
SONGSMITH (1-3260) (39-80-0,89) of BLUE EYRIE.  Up 13.  BELA LUGOSI was overcome by
JEO THE SONGSMITH in a 1 minute Challenge fight.  Well, I guess this is it, Bela,
you're going to have to learn to sing.
     ARTEMIDORUS (17-6864) (37-7-1,148) of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM challenged TALL TREE
(29-4380) (25-61-0,103) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 45.  ARTEMIDORUS subdued TALL TREE
in a popular 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.  I think this was a bad plan.  I mean,
if you're going to have this field of flowers for picnics and things, a tree in the
middle to make shade is probably a good thing.  Sure, you have to work on your tan,
but you don't want to push it to the point of looking like burned toast, you know.
     THE GREEK GUY (47-5478) (15-4-0,107) of I HATE THEM challenged NYZEIL OGLATA
(17-6753) (27-16-1,144) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Up 37.  THE GREEK GUY devastated NYZEIL
OGLATA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.  Was this philanthropy or was it
skill?  The bookies are betting on skill, and they usually know stuff like that.
     PHIL PHILANTHROPIST (20-3330) (29-55-2,172) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged
MILLHOUSE (55-1324) (32-36-0,176) of THE SIMPSONS.  Up 4.  PHIL PHILANTHROPIST was
handily defeated by MILLHOUSE in a 1 minute Challenge bout.  This was, like, level,
you know?  It might've been interesting to watch if it had lasted long enough to see
it at all.
     JADRA (61-3379) (24-11-1,202) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-
196) (107-136-0,239) of THE DRAGON FIST.  Up 37.  JADRA was overpowered by CORT
NIGHTJEWEL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Well, darn.  Just because Cort
has about nine times the fights, he walks all over Jadra.  Heck.  How does he get
that way?

     MIMOSA (32-4294) (25-20-1,204) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged BARBARIAN KNIGHT
(56-2006) (39-34-2,220) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Up 16.  MIMOSA vanquished BARBARIAN
KNIGHT in an action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  I knew a mimosa tree
once.  It was really pretty, but it had, you know, thorns.  All over.  Really nasty
ones.  I think it was a special deal.
     CLAUDIUS (13-2860) (65-49-2,188) of I, CLAUDIUS challenged MALT-O-MEAL (60-7527)
(46-26-1,190) of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA.  Up 2.  CLAUDIUS handily defeated MALT-O-MEAL in a
2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.  It was probably the cream and honey.  Use
enough cream and honey, and you can't tell a thing about the cereal underneath.
Works for me.
     STYLISH (32-4116) (32-18-1,183) of SARATOGA GLORY challenged SEKHAT (7-2251)
(28-33-1,183) of CASTAWAYS.  Straight across.  STYLISH overpowered SEKHAT in a
popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  This is Sekhat the Most Challenged,
right?  Straight across is good.  I mean, you hear that Andorak only challenges up
(not true), and Darkholm only challenges down (do they even challenge at all there?),
so that leaves Straight Across for us, right?
     JELIAH BIGABO (35-3676) (52-27-2,190) of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 challenged MORLENA
(56-2163) (35-32-1,233) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Up 43.  JELIAH BIGABO vanquished
MORLENA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Talk about your upset victories!
The bookies are annoyed.  That's good for them, it's, you know, aeronautic or
something.
    GOLEM (35-1485) (78-54-1,190) of THE PHILANTHROPISTS challenged MAGGIE (55-637)
(43-55-1,193) of THE SIMPSONS.  Up 3.  GOLEM savagely defeated MAGGIE in a crowd
pleasing 7 minute bloody Challenge match.  Yeah, but it took the golem seven minutes
to do the job, so you know Maggie has to be a tough dude, too.
     NATAS (11-6531) (30-18-0,199) of DO IT AGAIN challenged KOOKABURRA (33-4151)
(99-136-4,183) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.  Down 16.  NATAS vanquished KOOKABURRA in a
popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  Yeah, and he'll probably do it again
and again, too.

The TV challenge, and congratulations to Martin for having one:
     MARTIN BLANK (82-28434) (17-2-0,105) of BEING JOHN CUSAK TV challenged
STONETOOTH (29-4560) (31-49-0,120) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 15.  MARTIN BLANK
devastated STONETOOTH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Did they just do
this, or was it some other Cardow Hunter that just fought Martin?  After a while, all
you guys look alike, you know.  Some bigger, some smaller, but pretty much all alike.

For the title:
     GOSSAMER (35-3656) (52-41-1,255) of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 challenged SISTER X (12-
6340) (39-42-0,286) of CULTS-R-US.  Up 31.  GOSSAMER was savagely defeated by SISTER
X in a 5 minute Challenge Title melee.  This was a really good try, Gossamer, and you
get a salute for trying it, and another one with an umbrella in it for lasting five
minutes.  But the Sister is still our Lady Marshall, so there it is.
Congratulations, Sister.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SISTER X 12-6340            40  42  0  300  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     108 136  0  257  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
-AIN GOBLINBANE 70-678       48  24  1  247  ECCENTRIC DWARVES (342)    SENTERN
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           144 121  0  236  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 COMRADE KOOK 12-6339        41  42  2  227  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 JUDGE 56-119                60  40  2  223  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 MIMOSA 32-4294              26  20  1  218  PHILANTHROPISTS (1254)     ARVAT
-DESERT GYPSY 56-2105        30  15  3  211  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            66  49  2  210  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
 JELIAH BIGABO 35-3676       53  27  2  208  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (1011)   MURSKA
 CITY MILITIA 56-2200        31  30  0  208  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 NATAS 11-6531               31  18  0  206  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
-RAORK ROKIOS 70-1526        30  17  0  204  ORKOGRE CASTLE (533)       SENTERN
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    114 167  3  202  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 DARK JUSTICE 56-2004        35  40  0  201  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
-DREAM WEAVER 56-1959        31  21  1  201  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 SAM 70-466                  24  18  0  201  CHEERS (1279)              SENTERN
 GOLEM 35-1485               79  54  1  200  THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)  MURSKA
-CATASTROPHE 71-6273         16   4  1  199  THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (1289)  KYR'TERR
 GOSSAMER 35-3656            52  42  1  198  PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (948)    MURSKA
 MAGGIE 55-637               43  56  1  195  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            29   7  1  195  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 STYLISH 32-4116             33  18  1  194  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
-ENLIGHTENED BEING 26-4642   32  15  0  194  PHILANTHROPISTS (1263)     CALEAM
 BARBARIAN KNIGHT 56-2006    39  35  2  192  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 MORLENA 56-2163             35  33  1  192  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 JADRA 61-3379               24  12  1  190  PHILANTHROPISTS (1268)     JURINE
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            80 153  0  189  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
-DRIZZT 40-4146              30  33  0  188  PHILANTHROPISTS (1234)     ZENSU
-POINT 56-633                35  47  1  186  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 MILLHOUSE 55-1324           33  36  0  186  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      45  42  0  184  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 BLACK WOLF 29-4194          44  38  1  184  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         46  27  1  183  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          99 137  4  181  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SEKHAT 7-2251               28  34  1  177  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    22  11  0  168  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 PHIL PHILANTHROPIS 20-3330  29  56  2  163  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
 ALDALDON 56-3913            25  15  1  163  PHILANTHROPISTS (1271)     ROCANIS
-RETRIBUTION 74-2982         33  26  1  161  BROTHERHOOD (1073)         DAYLA KIV
 THE WITCH-KING 15-4029      25  13  0  160  THE BLACK RIDERS (1298)    MALCORN

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MANDORALLEN 56-2288         36  19  1  158  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
-BARBARIAN KNIGHT 70-565     21  20  0  156  DISPOSABLE HEROES (592)    SENTERN
-FLAMING FLEA 70-499         26  26  2  155  MIDNIGHT HOUR (551)        SENTERN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         38   7  1  150  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       84 200  2  146  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 THE GREEK GUY 47-5478       16   4  0  143  I HATE THEM (1302)         NORTH FORK
 PREATORIAN 56-4005          25  15  1  135  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
-DAGA TERS 56-2627           23  14  1  134  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434       18   2  0  124  BEING JOHN CUSAK (1303)    DWES EG
 NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753       27  17  1  118  PHILANTHROPISTS (1262)     ALJAFIR
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  62  0  117  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 STONETOOTH 29-4560          31  50  0  106  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    40  80  0   97  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
-NAKHA ADIASO 56-2615        23  24  0   97  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FALLING ROCK 29-4286        27  46  0   86  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 CORNELIUS 31-3485           22   5  1   81  CAESAR'S POOL HALL (608)   CHIMLEVTAL
 DREAD 32-4666               15   6  0   80  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 BELA LUGOSI 40-4114         17   9  1   74  MEN OF 1,000 FACES (1297)  ZENSU
-WONDER BUBBLE 56-3522       17  13  2   71  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 LUCRETIUS 32-4687           18   9  3   63  ROMAN HEROES (17)          ARVAT
-TWIG LITE ZONE 56-3537      17   9  1   61  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
-MYSTIC MIRAGE 32-4635       16  11  2   61  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 CEDAR 29-4319               26  31  2   55  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
-WAR EAGLE 32-4767           15   6  2   53  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Martin Blank -- You aren't helping in the personals-writing department, you know.  I
don't mean by not writing any yourself, I'm used to that, but what kind of personals
can I write to someone who's a perfect blank?  This is enormously awkward. -- Falling
Rock

The Witch-King -- Huh, I knew I should've let Cedar fight you.  Her being female and
all, you know?  Not a "man of woman born."  Always use the right tool for the job;
things work so much better that way. -- Tall Tree
P.S.  Of course, I could perhaps be excused of not thinking of my teammatess because
of the season.  We trees go semi-dormant in the winter.
P.P.S.  And I suppose if I didn't teach so well, I wouldn't get so many challenges
from young twigs like you.

Artemidorus -- Carries and peridontal infections to you, bub.  And a dentist who
thinks "anesthesia" is the name of the hammer he uses to hit patients upside the
head. -- Stonetooth

Bela Lugosi -- Well, at least you're an excellent student.  Another couple of turns
and I'll have qualified for a master's degree in education. -- Cedar

Maggie -- You're an excellent argument against the resurrection of teams and
gladiators long abandoned.  I did NOT need this today. -- Black Wolf
P.S.  Or any other day.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARTIN BLANK devastated STONETOOTH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GOSSAMER was savagely defeated by SISTER X in a 5 minute Challenge Title melee.
NATAS vanquished KOOKABURRA in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GOLEM savagely defeated MAGGIE in a crowd pleasing 7 minute bloody Challenge match.
JELIAH BIGABO vanquished MORLENA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
STYLISH overpowered SEKHAT in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
CLAUDIUS handily defeated MALT-O-MEAL in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.
MIMOSA vanquished BARBARIAN KNIGHT in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
JADRA was overpowered by CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PHIL PHILANTHROPIST was handily defeated by MILLHOUSE in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
THE GREEK GUY devastated NYZEIL OGLATA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
ARTEMIDORUS subdued TALL TREE in a popular 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
BELA LUGOSI was overcome by JEO THE SONGSMITH in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
CORNELIUS overpowered CEDAR in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
SAM was beaten by JUDGE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.
NIGHTCAP bested DARK JUSTICE in a exciting 1 minute fight.
COMRADE KOOK luckily beat SMUG BUG in a exciting 3 minute brutal bout.
DEFIANCE overpowered ALDALDON in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SUPERIOR FORCES viciously subdued BIONIC BUFFALO in a popular 3 minute gruesome bout.
CITY MILITIA savagely defeated ROBIN OF SHEW-WOOD in a action packed 2 minute bout.
GIMME SOME SUGAR was viciously subdued by BLACK WOLF in a popular 3 minute contest.
PREATORIAN was overpowered by THE WITCH-KING in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MANDORALLEN beat THE QUICKLING in a 2 minute fight.
LUCRETIUS lost to FALLING ROCK in a popular 2 minute fight.
DREAD demolished LUCIFREYJA in a action packed 1 minute gruesome one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         AIMED BLOW        52 -  33 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE       29 -  21 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  23 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    74 -  60 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  22 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  24 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  37 -  1      37  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  22 -  1      31  |

Turn 498 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       2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  4                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SISTER X 12-6340           40  42  0  300 CULTS-R-US (1255)
WALL OF STEEL    CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196    108 136  0  257 THE DRAGON FIST (1210)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          144 121  0  236 DARKLINGS (1160)
PARRY-STRIKE     JUDGE 56-119               60  40  2  223 INCONSISTENT FURY (259)
SLASHING ATTACK  CLAUDIUS 13-2860           66  49  2  210 I, CLAUDIUS (705)
BASHING ATTACK   DARK JUSTICE 56-2004       35  40  0  201 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLEM 35-1485              79  54  1  200 THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)
AIMED BLOW       DEFIANCE 32-4619           29   7  1  195 ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MILLHOUSE 55-1324          33  36  0  186 THE SIMPSONS (187)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PHIL PHILANTHROPI 20-3330  29  56  2  163 PHILANTHROPISTS (773)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SISTER X 12-6340.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAGGIE 55-637, 
GOSSAMER 35-3656, GOLEM 35-1485, BLACK WOLF 29-4194, CITY MILITIA 56-2200, FALLING 
ROCK 29-4286, JUDGE 56-119, SMUG BUG 55-2900, SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543, and BIONIC 
BUFFALO 11-6570.

The least popular fighter this week was PREATORIAN 56-4005.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ALDALDON 56-3913, TALL TREE 29-4380, MORLENA 56-2163, LUCRETIUS 
32-4687, CEDAR 29-4319, NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753, PHIL PHILANTHROPIST 20-3330, BARBARIAN 
KNIGHT 56-2006, STONETOOTH 29-4560, and DEFIANCE 32-4619.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  0 0  SEAM(20)             0  1 0  KHALANI(55)          1  2 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  LAPUR(29)            2  3 0  ROCANIS(56)          3  5 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  1 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       1  0 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  
RIZTAB(12)           2  0 0  ARVAT(32)            4  1 0  JURINE(61)           0  1 0  
DULLENS(13)          1  0 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   1  1 0  SENTERN(70)          0  2 0  
MALCORN(15)          1  0 0  MURSKA(35)           2  1 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        1  0 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  1 0  ZENSU(40)            0  1 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  NORTH FORK(47)       1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    40  80  0   97  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 SEKHAT 7-2251               28  34  1  177  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 NATAS 11-6531               31  18  0  206  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 SISTER X 12-6340            40  42  0  300  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            66  49  2  210  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
 THE WITCH-KING 15-4029      25  13  0  160  THE BLACK RIDERS (1298)    MALCORN
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         38   7  1  150  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    22  11  0  168  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 PHIL PHILANTHROPIS 20-3330  29  56  2  163  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
 BLACK WOLF 29-4194          44  38  1  184  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 CORNELIUS 31-3485           22   5  1   81  CAESAR'S POOL HALL (608)   CHIMLEVTAL
 MIMOSA 32-4294              26  20  1  218  PHILANTHROPISTS (1254)     ARVAT
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    114 167  3  202  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 JELIAH BIGABO 35-3676       53  27  2  208  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (1011)   MURSKA
 BELA LUGOSI 40-4114         17   9  1   74  MEN OF 1,000 FACES (1297)  ZENSU
 THE GREEK GUY 47-5478       16   4  0  143  I HATE THEM (1302)         NORTH FORK
 MAGGIE 55-637               43  56  1  195  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 JUDGE 56-119                60  40  2  223  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         46  27  1  183  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 JADRA 61-3379               24  12  1  190  PHILANTHROPISTS (1268)     JURINE
 SAM 70-466                  24  18  0  201  CHEERS (1279)              SENTERN
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           144 121  0  236  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     108 136  0  257  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434       18   2  0  124  BEING JOHN CUSAK (1303)    DWES EG