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Date   : 11/05/2009    Duedate: 11/18/2009

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-519

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 DO IT AGAIN 11/1239  1524  885 13 63.3      INCONSISTENT FURY 56/259              
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                    5 PHILANTHROPIS 35/510  446  416  6 51.7
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                    PHILANTHROPISTS 26/1263               
  2 GLADIATORS 17/1328    694  443  6 61.0      PHILANTHROPISTS 3 35/1011             
    IDES OF MARCH 19/492                        THE PHILANTHROPISTS 35/746            
    FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 17/1293                   PHILANTHROPISTS 56/1271               
    ROMAN HEROES 32/17                          PHILANTHROPISTS 32/1254               
    CAESAR'S POOL HALL 31/608                   PHILANTHROPISTS 2 35/948              
    I, CLAUDIUS 13/705                          PHILANTHROPISTS 61/1268               
  3-LEGIONS 77/1208        77   62  0 55.4      PHILANTHROPISTS 17/1262               
    BATTLE SCHOOL 65/1144                       PHILANTHROPISTS 40/1234               
    I'M HISTORY 5/1088                        6 REDHORSE 56/823       618  622  7 49.8
    CHEYSULI & LIR 74/1323                      DARKLINGS 74/1160                     
    REIGNING DOOM 65/1307                       CASTAWAYS 7/1301                      
    DOOMSDAY4DOOMCORPS 65/1322                  BLUE EYRIE 1/1300                     
    BLENDING ENTHRONED 38/1096                7 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  411  444 10 48.1
    LITTLE EARTHQUAKES 65/1306                  THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
    KEYS 2 THE KINGDOM 96/1308                8 RHYME TYME 55/397     356  410  1 46.5
    DREAM PARK 9/1089                           GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
    POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE 43/1312              9-STREET WALKERS 29/14  127  172  3 42.5
  4 MIDNIGHT HOUR 70/551  411  347  6 54.2   10 DUPLICATE RED 33/764  818 1116 12 42.3
    ORKOGRE CASTLE 70/533                    11 GORGEOUS GOBL 70/400   14   21  1 40.0
    DISPOSABLE HEROES 70/592                 12 CARDOW HUNTE 29/1277  644 1381 12 31.8
    ECCENTRIC DWARVES 70/342                 13 CUNNING RUNT 19/1320    3    7  0 30.0

    '##/###' 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 630): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 632): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 626): QRYSYS of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 628): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 624): MODERN SCENE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 312): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 617): VON GROV of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 310): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 614): LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 612): TOBY of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 603): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 565): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 287): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 282): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 268): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 493): EBRIA GANNET of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 480): MANAGER of ANDORIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): DECAY of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 456): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 217): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): JAXON of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 410): ABITA of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 402): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 518): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 630): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 632): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 626): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 628): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 624): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 312): STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 617): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 310): OVERLORDS (The Icelord?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 614): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 612): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 603): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 565): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 287): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 282): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 268): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 492): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 480): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 456): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 217): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 410): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 518): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 312): EXPERIMETIA of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 616): FELISSA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 309): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORM GUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 611): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 603): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): SPECTRE of GOTHIC MINISTRY (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 267): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                              EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 493): PURPLE KITTEN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): DECAY of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 455): CHIANA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 402): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Arvat, the Ducal Manor:

     As Agony waited in the shadows of a storage closet in the kitchen of the Ducal
Manor of Arvat, garbed in servant's clothing and tense with the anticipation of
assassinating the Duke himself, he became aware that the sword had dropped its focus
on him and was silently communicating with someone else.  With the focus off of him,
Agony regained some of his own will and began to eavesdrop on the sword.
     Apparently it was telepathically communicating with an ally or other servant,
and he was unable to hear the other part of the conversation, only what the sword was
sending.
     'Unleash the undead now.'  The sword demanded of its unknown partner. 'We will
need a diversion and the nearness of the Underworld at this time of year makes it
that much easier.  Your minions must rampage through the city of Arvat and keep any
assistance from coming to the Duke's aid.  It is not necessary that they take the
town, just that they keep anyone else from storming the manor.  As it is there will
be a number of the arena managers here as well as armed servitors of the Duke
himself.'
     The sword paused while it obviously received a telepathic response, then
continued. 'Yes.  I have made arrangements for the Dark One to be absent from the
Duke's Ball, so there will be none here with magical aptitude, yet many others will
be here including Caesar and his retinue, all skilled warriors, and Zalgor should be
here as well.  They will be enough for me to handle.  Also it is apparent that the
fool of a Duke is romantically engaged with the Arenamistress.  I must be prepared to
counter her interference as well.  Very well.  When next we meet, your realm of death
shall have gained a foothold here in the material world.'
     Agony was shocked.  The sword was speaking with either Ahringol, the God of
Death, or one of his close minions.  He had not been told anything about this from
the sword before.  Everything was about killing the Duke.  But then why would the
sword worry about filling him in on its plans?  He was but a pawn to it.  Expendable.
Obviously it had greater designs.  Then all thoughts of the sword and its plans were
wiped away as the sword reasserted its control over the former Duelmaster.

Isle of the Eye, Free Blades Arena Headquarters:

     Defiance paced back and forth.  He had assembled a small group of fellow
guildmates and was waiting for word from Tortured Trout, the guild wizard, about his
progress in contacting the Dark One.  In addition to the fishy one, he had two
skilled fighters and arena veterans with him - D. Moe Gorgon and Levi A. Thon.  Both
were deadly warriors, if not all that bright.
     In the past day much had been revealed to Defiance.  The sword which was the
symbol of the Lord Marshall of Free Blades, El Cid, had warned him that an equally
powerful blade, called the Sword of the Underworld, had been unearthed and was
currently active in the city of Arvat.  Why or how, Defiance did not know.  He was
only sure that the sword needed to be stopped, and he was best equipped to stop it,
with El Cid in hand.
     The double doors to the conference room flew open and Tortured Trout stalked in.
'I have been unable to reach the Dark One for instructions.  He is on another plane
of existence at this time and I don't have the power to break through the veil to
contact him.  We are on our own.'
     Defiance expected as much.  'Very well, it's up to the four of us.  Can you
teleport us to Arvat?  As close as possible to the Sword of the Underword without it
being able to detect us?  We can then try to determine what it's up to and stop it as
quickly as we can.'
     Tortured Trout nodded.  'Gather around me.'
     With a flash of light and the smell of brimstone, they were gone.

Arvat, Devil Advocates Guildhouse:

     Lou C. Firr and Abbie Donn were arm wrestling in the dining hall of the Devil
Advocates guildhouse.  The two had tied for the top spot in the arena based on
recognition points and neither of them was granted the title of Duelmaster.  And
neither of them was willing to cede their claim.
     Lou had been in the arena for a long, long time.  His 21-21 record was built
over nearly two years fighting in Arvat.  He wanted more than anything else to hold
the title before he either died or graduated.  Anyone who got in his way would be
rolled over.
     Abbie was a physical specimen, extremely tall for a woman, towering at 6'8" in
her stocking feet; she had always been called a freak or insulted endlessly in her
youth.  Before she had been recruited by the guild she had expected to have a career
lighting streetlamps or some other equally ignoble destiny.  She was passionate about
her dueling and was never willing to give an inch.
     As the two strained and struggled to gain the advantage in the arm wrestling,
junior guild member Lil Ethe rushed in, wearing her plate armor and brandishing a war
flail.  They homely young girl had a look of panic on her face.
     'The streets are full of zombies!  They just smashed down the front gate and
seized Forim, the butler.  They ripped him into pieces and are eating him!'  Lil
looked like she was going to pass out.
     Lou and Abbie glanced at each other for a moment and leaped up.
     'To arms!  To arms!' Lou bellowed, running for his equipment locker while Abbie
snatched up her scimitar and shouted, 'Guildmates!  To me!  Intruders in the Guild!'
     From all corners of the ancient tower answering shouts rang out as the guild
prepared to do battle.

Arvat, Grisly Lion Inn:

     Hobar the Miller was a good man.  He worked every day at his mill in the sleepy
town of Arvat.  Milling was hard work.  He bought the wheat, set the milling wheel
and ground the meal.  He then sold the meal and transported it to seven different
bakers throughout the city.  He maintained his own equipment, tended his wagon and
mules and essentially completed every other task in the mill.
     All he asked was that he be allowed to stop at the Grisly Lion on his way home
and have the chance to enjoy one tankard of ale.  It was all he asked.
     But his wife, Hilgar, didn't understand.  She never approved of drinking and to
her all ale was the work of Ahringol.  Every night she frowned and scowled and
stomped around once he returned home, showing her disapproval.
     That didn't stop Hobar, though.  He still stopped at the Grisly Lion every
night.
     As Hobar tipped his mug and swallowed the last of the cool, spicy ale, he heard
a disturbance outside.  Probably one of the Roman coolies had blocked the road and a
cart driver was shouting at him.
     Hobar rose, tipped the bartender and headed out.  As he opened to door, a scene
of horror stood before him.  Lumbering walking corpses in various stages of decay
were everywhere.  Covered with maggots and oozing, rotting flesh, the zombies slowly,
inexorably were chasing down citizens and killing them.  Worse, they were then
devouring the bodies in gory fashion!
     An eerie groan drew Hobar's attention.  He looked quickly to his left and saw a
zombie lunging for him.  In an instant he was lifted off his feet, too shocked even
to scream.  The zombie twisted and he heard his neck snap like a rotten branch.
     As darkness fell, Hobar's last thoughts were, 'All I asked was one pint of
ale...'

Arvat, the Ducal Manor:

     The guests had arrived.  Four huge, rectangular tables filled the ball room, one
forming each side of the giant square dance floor.  Servants scurried back and forth,
fetching hors d'oeuvres and glasses of sparkling wines for the rich and famous of the
city of Arvat.  The Ducal Ball was the highlight of Arvat social life.  Once a year
everyone who was anyone was invited to attend for a night of feasting, drinking and
dancing.
     Aristocrats, the richest merchants, owners of the best gladiatorial stables in
the city and famed actors and actresses all mingled in a mass of ego and self
worship.  It was always quite the spectacle.
     From his closet Agony surveyed the guests and watched for the arrival of the
Duke.  He always came fashionably late to his own party.  Fortuitously, the Duke's
path would take him right past Agony's hiding spot, allowing him to leap forth and
strike before anyone could react.
     The sword would charge him with extra strength and skill prior to the attack,
making him an almost superhuman assassin.  That coupled with his already
considerable skills from the arena...  Agony was certain that no one could stop him
     At that moment the fanfare of trumpets announced the arrival of the Duke.
Smiling, the fellow emerged from an upstairs room and began to descend the wide,
marble stairs to the applause of his guests.
     The Arenamistress Sugar was on his right, holding the Duke's arm.  She was a
concern, but not overmuch.  In her blue silk gown she might have several weapons
stashed away, yet surprise and the magical advantage given by the sword would allow
Agony to kill the Duke before worrying about any counterstrike.
     Slowly he watched as the Duke grew near.  Agony slowly eased the closet door
open and stepped from the shadows...

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     I am just THIS MINUTE back from a "mysterious location" where the tourney was
held.  It was pretty good.  I saw people I knew, and sat in the sun, and had drinks
with umbrellas in them, and generally it was good.
     But now there's here, and this is good, too.
     The Unknown Spymaster made some notes, but they're, well, kind of unknown notes,
you know?  I think he's saying that Raork Rokios got the biggest point gain, or maybe
just that he got A point gain, who can tell?
     Inconsistent Fury was avoided by Fields of Elysium.  Okay, why not?
     Wee Man got the most challenges.
     There were twenty-three fights, and only two standbys, which is good.  Even more
fights but not more standbys would be better, but this is good.
     Fourteen challenges, none of them tv.  Maybe somebody will bring tv challenges
home from the tourney.  I mean, sure, I was there, I even did some of the spy
reporting, but I don't REMEMBER stuff like that.
     The longest fight was ten minutes, which is good, I mean, two digits, you know?
But they did longer ones at the tourney.

So, the fights:
     NAKHA ADIASO (56-2615) (26-34-0,136) of INCONSISTENT FURY fought QUINTUS (17-
6913) (19-12-3,96) of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM.  NAKHA ADIASO luckily beat QUINTUS in a
popular 2 minute gory match.  I don't think I remember these guys, so maybe they're
new here?  And the avoiding didn't work on them.  But sometimes life is like that.  I
was trying to avoid a rent collector yesterday, and that didn't work, either.
     DAGA TERS (56-2627) (30-20-1,124) of INCONSISTENT FURY fought MAREI (103-37)
(38-32-2,150) of the College of Mimes.  DAGA TERS vanquished MAREI in a 1 minute
mismatched fray.  Right, well, this is probably what the standbys are for, isn't it?
     WONDER BUBBLE (56-3522) (23-21-2,110) of INCONSISTENT FURY fought ANTONIUS (19-
5063) (27-13-0,147) of IDES OF MARCH.  WONDER BUBBLE was vanquished by ANTONIUS in an
action packed 1 minute one-sided match.  Why was this one-sided?  Why not a two-sided
fight?
     SUPERIOR FORCES (33-4543) (122-179-3,183) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought THE
QUICKLING (70-1669) (91-213-3,165) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  SUPERIOR FORCES devastated
THE QUICKLING in a 1 minute one-sided bout.  Good.

     POINT (56-633) (42-53-1,201) of INCONSISTENT FURY fought GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-
4936) (26-17-0,181) of ARMY OF DARKNESS.  POINT savagely defeated GIMME SOME SUGAR in
a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody fight.  I guess maybe Point is a dentist for his day
job?  Dentists get savage about sugar, sometimes.
     NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (160-125-0,212) of DARKLINGS fought ROBIN OF SHEW-WOOD (103-
33) (1-0-1,220) of the College of Mimes.  NIGHTCAP overpowered ROBIN OF SHEW-WOOD in
an exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.  This was practically a shew-in.  I mean,
how could Nightcap LOSE to a standby?
     RAORK ROKIOS (70-1526) (39-21-0,233) of ORKOGRE CASTLE fought ARTEMIDORUS (17-
6864) (53-12-1,182) of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM.  RAORK ROKIOS devastated ARTEMIDORUS in a 1
minute mismatched brawl.  And, maybe, Raork got the most point gain.  Or maybe not,
but he got a lot for it.
     SMUG BUG (55-2900) (91-162-0,216) of RHYME TYME fought DREAM WEAVER (56-1959)
(39-26-1,232) of INCONSISTENT FURY.  SMUG BUG was devastated by DREAM WEAVER in an
exciting 1 minute uneven duel.  Good.
     KOOKABURRA (33-4151) (107-149-4,221) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES fought AIN GOBLINBANE
(70-678) (58-27-1,241) of ECCENTRIC DWARVES.  KOOKABURRA lost to AIN GOBLINBANE in a
2 minute bout.  Goblin cookies?  Well, you know, it's, like, that time of year.

Already the challenges!
     TYI VELWIC (56-2609) (20-35-0,71) of INCONSISTENT FURY challenged FALLING ROCK
(29-4286) (36-57-0,95) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 24.  TYI VELWIC was overpowered by
FALLING ROCK in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.  And crushed.  It should say,
"Overpowered and CRUSHED by Falling Rock."  That's why roads have signs warning you
about Falling Rock.
     MARCELLUS (32-5133) (18-3-0,57) of ROMAN HEROES challenged WEE MAN (19-5071)
(18-18-0,63) of CUNNING RUNTS.  Up 6.  MARCELLUS demolished WEE MAN in a 1 minute
mismatched Challenge match.  This is Most Challenged Wee Man, right?  Why is everyone
out to get him?
     GERMANICUS (17-6999) (22-9-1,100) of GLADIATORS challenged AIRSLICER DAN (56-
4093) (17-12-2,92) of INCONSISTENT FURY.  Down 8.  GERMANICUS devastated AIRSLICER
DAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.  Well, you know, ouch.
     MOSSIE ROCKTROLL (56-3549) (20-19-1,100) of INCONSISTENT FURY challenged TALL
TREE (29-4380) (27-80-0,134) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 34.  MOSSIE ROCKTROLL handily
defeated TALL TREE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  I guess this one went
right for Mossie.  Good work.  Did you learn a lot?

     TWIG LITE ZONE (56-3537) (22-18-2,122) of INCONSISTENT FURY challenged JEO THE
SONGSMITH (1-3260) (46-94-0,133) of BLUE EYRIE.  Up 11.  TWIG LITE ZONE slimly won
victory over JEO THE SONGSMITH in a 10 minute fight.  The longest fight.  I think it
might have gone even longer, except that Jeo broke a nail on his harpstrings and had
to stop singing, and that gave Twig his chance.
     LUCRETIUS (32-4687) (33-14-3,153) of ROMAN HEROES challenged SEKHAT (7-2251)
(33-49-2,130) of CASTAWAYS.  Down 23.  LUCRETIUS vanquished SEKHAT in a 1 minute
uneven Challenge fight.  Yep.  Olaf once told me there would be days like this, and
he was right, Sekhat.  There will be LOTS of days like this.
     CORNELIUS (31-3485) (38-9-1,170) of CAESAR'S POOL HALL challenged STONETOOTH
(29-4560) (34-67-0,135) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 35.  CORNELIUS vanquished STONETOOTH
in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  Not really much to say about this one.
     DREAD (32-4666) (26-15-0,166) of ANGELS OF PAIN challenged CEDAR (29-4319) (33-
44-2,172) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 6.  DREAD handily defeated CEDAR in a 1 minute
uneven Challenge fight.  Is Dread up and coming, or what?
     DEFIANCE (32-4619) (42-14-1,196) of ANGELS OF PAIN challenged FLAMING FLEA (70-
499) (33-33-2,189) of MIDNIGHT HOUR.  Down 7.  DEFIANCE vanquished FLAMING FLEA in an
exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Well, good.  The very idea of a
flaming flea makes me nervous.

     JUDGE (56-119) (67-47-2,184) of INCONSISTENT FURY challenged CORT NIGHTJEWEL
(78-196) (121-143-0,269) of THE DRAGON FIST.  Up lots.  Maybe... 85?  JUDGE bested
CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.  Good.
     ALDALDON (56-3913) (32-21-1,209) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged BLACK WOLF (29-
4194) (52-50-2,210) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 1.  ALDALDON was defeated by BLACK WOLF in
a 1 minute Challenge match.  Is this Wolf tough, or what?
     NATAS (11-6531) (42-27-0,203) of DO IT AGAIN challenged DESERT GYPSY (56-2105)
(37-21-3,216) of INCONSISTENT FURY.  Up 13.  NATAS overpowered DESERT GYPSY in a
crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched Challenge duel.  Some people are really determined
not to drop in the ranks, you know?
     JEANNE D'ARC (70-68) (33-27-0,202) of GORGEOUS GOBLINS challenged BARBARIAN
KNIGHT (70-565) (30-25-0,244) of DISPOSABLE HEROES.  Up 42.  JEANNE D'ARC subdued
BARBARIAN KNIGHT in an exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.  The goblins are coming!

For the title:
     CLAUDIUS (13-2860) (80-55-2,220) of I, CLAUDIUS challenged GAZELLE (56-3701)
(70-83-0,238) of REDHORSE.  Up 18.  CLAUDIUS was devastated by GAZELLE in a 1 minute
mismatched Challenge Title fight.  Congratulations to Gazelle again, and write a
column.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GAZELLE 56-3701             71  83  0  262  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-JELIAH BIGABO 35-3676       61  32  2  267  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (1011)   MURSKA
 RAORK ROKIOS 70-1526        40  21  0  259  ORKOGRE CASTLE (533)       SENTERN
 AIN GOBLINBANE 70-678       59  27  1  247  ECCENTRIC DWARVES (342)    SENTERN
 DREAM WEAVER 56-1959        40  26  1  243  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           161 125  0  224  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 NATAS 11-6531               43  27  0  224  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 BLACK WOLF 29-4194          53  50  2  221  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
-ALIX 74-2701                34  23  0  214  CHEYSULI & LIR (1323)      DAYLA KIV
-NORMANDY 65-4916            28  28  3  213  DOOMSDAY4DOOMCORPS (1322)  DAL SHANG
 JEANNE D'ARC 70-68          34  27  0  211  GORGEOUS GOBLINS (400)     SENTERN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-GOLEM 35-1485               86  56  1  210  THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)  MURSKA
 POINT 56-633                43  53  1  209  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
-MIMOSA 32-4294              36  24  1  209  PHILANTHROPISTS (1254)     ARVAT
-DRIZZT 40-4146              34  42  0  207  PHILANTHROPISTS (1234)     ZENSU
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            43  14  1  205  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151         107 150  4  204  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
-HIMEY THE PIMP 29-730       48  37  1  202  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 JUDGE 56-119                68  47  2  198  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 BARBARIAN KNIGHT 70-565     30  26  0  197  DISPOSABLE HEROES (592)    SENTERN
 ALDALDON 56-3913            32  22  1  196  PHILANTHROPISTS (1271)     ROCANIS
-GOSSAMER 35-3656            58  45  1  195  PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (948)    MURSKA
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            91 163  0  194  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 DESERT GYPSY 56-2105        37  22  3  194  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
-JOHN TYLER 5-4420           35   8  0  194  I'M HISTORY (1088)         KALTOS
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     121 144  0  193  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
-ENLIGHTENED BEING 26-4642   39  21  0  193  PHILANTHROPISTS (1263)     CALEAM
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            80  56  2  191  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
-JADRA 61-3379               31  19  1  191  PHILANTHROPISTS (1268)     JURINE
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    123 179  3  188  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 FLAMING FLEA 70-499         33  34  2  188  MIDNIGHT HOUR (551)        SENTERN
-NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753       33  25  1  185  PHILANTHROPISTS (1262)     ALJAFIR
-*LEATHER* 65-3336           34  30  3  183  LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (1306)  DAL SHANG
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         53  13  1  182  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    26  18  0  182  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-ALE'CHAI TALLSKY 35-4026    31   6  0  180  PHILANTHROPISTS (510)      MURSKA
 DREAD 32-4666               27  15  0  179  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
-CXYAN 77-2553               22  15  0  177  LEGIONS (1208)             MAZGOURRAH
-FREDERICK DOUGLASS 5-4424   23  10  1  173  I'M HISTORY (1088)         KALTOS
 CORNELIUS 31-3485           39   9  1  172  CAESAR'S POOL HALL (608)   CHIMLEVTAL
 CEDAR 29-4319               33  45  2  162  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       91 214  3  160  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
-SHEN 65-4973                26  14  0  159  BATTLE SCHOOL (1144)       DAL SHANG
 LUCRETIUS 32-4687           34  14  3  157  ROMAN HEROES (17)          ARVAT
-WILD THANG! 29-2393         25  18  0  156  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DAGA TERS 56-2627           31  20  1  150  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 ANTONIUS 19-5063            28  13  0  150  IDES OF MARCH (492)        ZUWAYZA
-SISSY CHRISSY 29-1347       36  31  3  148  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 STONETOOTH 29-4560          34  68  0  142  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
-DOOMSDAY DEVICE 65-4854     25  26  0  141  REIGNING DOOM (1307)       DAL SHANG
 NAKHA ADIASO 56-2615        27  34  0  138  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
-JEREMY CAMP 43-4626         20   9  0  138  POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (1312 VEASTIAN
 TWIG LITE ZONE 56-3537      23  18  2  136  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
-KRYSTAL MEYERS 43-4635      24   5  0  134  POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (1312 VEASTIAN
 SEKHAT 7-2251               33  50  2  131  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-DARKNESS ABOVE 65-4856      25  16  0  131  REIGNING DOOM (1307)       DAL SHANG
 MOSSIE ROCKTROLL 56-3549    21  19  1  130  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    46  95  0  124  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 WONDER BUBBLE 56-3522       23  22  2  113  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
 GERMANICUS 17-6999          23   9  1  112  GLADIATORS (1328)          ALJAFIR
-HAWK NELSON 43-4636         25   3  0  111  POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (1312 VEASTIAN
 TALL TREE 29-4380           27  81  0  108  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
-VELOXI 38-4233              18  11  0  108  BLENDING ENTHRONED (1096)  CLIFFHOME

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FALLING ROCK 29-4286        37  57  0  100  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 QUINTUS 17-6913             19  13  3  100  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 AIRSLICER DAN 56-4093       17  13  2   88  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
-MAD DOG MONTANA 29-4984     24  23  6   84  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 MARCELLUS 32-5133           19   3  0   70  ROMAN HEROES (17)          ARVAT
 TYI VELWIC 56-2609          20  36  0   67  INCONSISTENT FURY (259)    ROCANIS
-FELICIA 29-1693             18   9  3   66  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 WEE MAN 19-5071             18  19  0   54  CUNNING RUNTS (1320)       ZUWAYZA
-ALEX GRIFFIN 9-4856         16  18  1   54  DREAM PARK (1089)          ZUKAL
-SPECTRE 47-5654             14  10  1   53  GOTHIC MINISTRY (1334)     NORTH FORK
-SUPERCHICK 96-2999           6  14  3   47  KEYS 2 THE KINGDOM (1308)  OLD VALAMANTIS
-MADNESS 32-4980             14   4  1   43  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Sekhat -- Ouch yes, Twig's too.  Eyes hurt bad, even worse in the dark at full speed
while wearing fuzzy slippers, dark sunglasses, and a super one of a kind b-day suit!
Might make one spill their drink.  Haha. -- Twig lite Zone

Veloxi -- Fun fast weapon you got there.  Rematch? -- Twig Lite Zone

Falling Rock -- Crush!  I feel like I need some butter. -- Tyr Velwic

Tall Tree -- Dang, welp, that's two in a row, shall we try a third?  You do teach me
so well, and if the dang weaponsmith would use steel instead of tin I might actually
win. -- Maggie RockTroll

Shen -- Oh hey ya!  I accidentally sent a personal to you in the wrong arena several
turns back--it was basically that Dragon Army Rules! *grin*  Loved that book, I've
got it in hardback. -- Banthius

Alex Griffin -- Wow!  I don't know what to say about that except to comment that I
should have bought a lottery ticket!  Two brand spankin' new ADM rookies match on a
first fight, long odds on that especially these days, and then for a kill, amazing!
That has to be the rarest of rare with only a Primus first round being more unlikely.
Amazed! -- Air Slucer Dan
P.S.  Anyone ever heard of that before?  Perhaps a record for me?  BTW, Air slucer
Dan was 0 tourney fighs, also. -- Banthius

Natas -- You be wicked dangerous, I knew that before our match, and now I am much
more aware of just how 'D'angerous 'D'eadly and 'D'elightful you are. -- Raork Rokius

Jeanee D'arc -- Ahh, a goblin, did everyone see that?  I got to fight a goblin, my
first one!  Thank you, thank you.  I made it last for a while so you all could enjoy
the show. -- Arn Goblinbane

John Tyler -- Nice record.  If I'd known I'd be random vs your style and setup I'd
have lasted a lot longer.  You don't mind if I give ya a few losses? *laugh*  Of
course you don't. *big smiles* -- Flaming Flea

Jadra -- Roar! -- Barbarian
(Drizzt AB top AB you're my secondary challenge, sorry about the OH if/when.)

Kookaburra -- Aha!  ICU have been issued a new equipment load, it works well for you.
I'm sure you'll advance soon, I do so luv the flavor of 'healing potions'--may I have
another? -- Judge

Alix -- Euk.  Bad Bad Bad matchup for me, but not for much longer.  *grin* -- Point

Artemidorus -- Gotcha!  And we shall getcha some more too! -- Banthius
P.S.  Member that 60+ point downchallenge?  I still do...

Himey the Pimp -- I've nuthin to say to you, except that your proclaimed profession
is less than worthy, a sewer pipe repair man has a more respectable job. -- Desert
Gypsy
(Just keepin it lively... I'm sure you, the manager, are a fine person... --
Banthius)

Jeremy Camp -- Hum, interesting first minute, especially your last last attack in
that, and later rounds.  Also, I will certainly be changing my strat in minute two.
Good fight, good karma to you.  Till we match again. -- Daga Tes

Darkness Above -- Ack, I sure wasn't my normal self there, try again? -- Wonder
Bubble

Wild Thing -- I don't know what I was thinking with that challenge.  I be leaking!
All over!  *grin*  Try again in a few turns, or sooner depending on tourney. -- Nakha
Adiaso

Dread -- A good try, but I'm doing a good try, too--I want to hang onto my winning
record. -- Black Wolf
P.S.  Okay, maybe killing you was a little over the top, but I just got carried away.
And it isn't like it was permanent.

Mossie Rocktroll -- I heard about you rocktrolls using trees as toothpicks.  I can't
say I care for the notion, because most of you have bad breath. -- Tall Tree

Tyi Velwic -- Weird, but this seems to be our day to win fights.  I like it. --
Falling Rock

Sissy Chrissy -- I wouldn't walk the streets, they're way too dirty.  Get yourself a
nice little buggy instead. -- Cedar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CLAUDIUS was devastated by GAZELLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
JEANNE D'ARC subdued BARBARIAN KNIGHT in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
NATAS overpowered DESERT GYPSY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
ALDALDON was defeated by BLACK WOLF in a 1 minute Challenge match.
JUDGE bested CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
DEFIANCE vanquished FLAMING FLEA in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DREAD handily defeated CEDAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CORNELIUS vanquished STONETOOTH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
LUCRETIUS vanquished SEKHAT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
TWIG LITE ZONE slimly won victory over JEO THE SONGSMITH in a 10 minute fight.
MOSSIE ROCKTROLL handily defeated TALL TREE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
GERMANICUS devastated AIRSLICER DAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
MARCELLUS demolished WEE MAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TYI VELWIC was overpowered by FALLING ROCK in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
KOOKABURRA lost to AIN GOBLINBANE in a 2 minute bout.
SMUG BUG was devastated by DREAM WEAVER in a exciting 1 minute uneven duel.
RAORK ROKIOS devastated ARTEMIDORUS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
NIGHTCAP overpowered ROBIN OF SHEW-WOOD in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
POINT savagely defeated GIMME SOME SUGAR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody fight.
SUPERIOR FORCES devastated THE QUICKLING in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WONDER BUBBLE was vanquished by ANTONIUS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
DAGA TERS vanquished MAREI in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
NAKHA ADIASO luckily beat QUINTUS in a popular 2 minute gory match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         TOTAL PARRY       57 -  34 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         LUNGING ATTACK    77 -  55 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  30 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  20 -  2      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        40 -  45 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  24 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  27 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  28 -  0      30  |

Turn 519 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GAZELLE 56-3701            71  83  0  262 REDHORSE (823)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAORK ROKIOS 70-1526       40  21  0  259 ORKOGRE CASTLE (533)
SLASHING ATTACK  DREAM WEAVER 56-1959       40  26  1  243 INCONSISTENT FURY (259)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          161 125  0  224 DARKLINGS (1160)
LUNGING ATTACK   NATAS 11-6531              43  27  0  224 DO IT AGAIN (1239)
AIMED BLOW       DEFIANCE 32-4619           43  14  1  205 ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)
BASHING ATTACK   KOOKABURRA 33-4151        107 150  4  204 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)
PARRY-STRIKE     JUDGE 56-119               68  47  2  198 INCONSISTENT FURY (259)
WALL OF STEEL    CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196    121 144  0  193 THE DRAGON FIST (1210)
STRIKING ATTACK  FLAMING FLEA 70-499        33  34  2  188 MIDNIGHT HOUR (551)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was POINT 56-633.  The ten other most popular fighters were TWIG LITE ZONE 
56-3537, MOSSIE ROCKTROLL 56-3549, QUINTUS 17-6913, NATAS 11-6531, JEO THE SONGSMITH 
1-3260, FALLING ROCK 29-4286, NAKHA ADIASO 56-2615, JEANNE D'ARC 70-68, JUDGE 56-119, 
and CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196.

The least popular fighter this week was WEE MAN 19-5071.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were AIRSLICER DAN 56-4093, STONETOOTH 29-4560, CEDAR 29-4319, WONDER BUBBLE 
56-3522, THE QUICKLING 70-1669, SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543, ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864, SEKHAT 
7-2251, FLAMING FLEA 70-499, and ALDALDON 56-3913.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  1 0  ZUWAYZA(19)          1  2 0  KHALANI(55)          0  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  LAPUR(29)            2  3 0  ROCANIS(56)          8  5 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  0 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       1  0 0  SENTERN(70)          3  3 0  
DULLENS(13)          0  1 0  ARVAT(32)            4  0 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        1  0 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  2 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   1  1 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    46  95  0  124  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 SEKHAT 7-2251               33  50  2  131  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 NATAS 11-6531               43  27  0  224  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            80  56  2  191  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         53  13  1  182  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    26  18  0  182  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 BLACK WOLF 29-4194          53  50  2  221  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 CORNELIUS 31-3485           39   9  1  172  CAESAR'S POOL HALL (608)   CHIMLEVTAL
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            43  14  1  205  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151         107 150  4  204  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            91 163  0  194  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 GAZELLE 56-3701             71  83  0  262  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 RAORK ROKIOS 70-1526        40  21  0  259  ORKOGRE CASTLE (533)       SENTERN
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           161 125  0  224  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     121 144  0  193  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN