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Date   : 04/22/2010    Duedate: 05/05/2010

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-531

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 DO IT AGAIN 11/1239  1563  909 13 63.2      CHRISTIAN ROCK 32/1339                
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                      OBSCURE LORE 43/1356                  
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                  5-PHILANTHROPIS 35/510  455  428  6 51.5
    SATAN'S KINGDOMS 13/1355                    PHILANTHROPISTS 29/1350               
  2 ROMAN HEROES 32/17    758  482  8 61.1    6 REDHORSE 56/823       637  651  7 49.5
    IDES OF MARCH 19/492                        DARKLINGS 74/1160                     
    FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 17/1293                   CASTAWAYS 7/1301                      
    CAESAR'S POOL HALL 31/608                   BLUE EYRIE 1/1300                     
    GLADIATORS 17/1328                        7 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  423  456 10 48.1
  3-DEAD WE SUCK 32/1336  196  125  2 61.1      THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
    SUPERIOR FORCES 40/1344                   8 RHYME TYME 55/397     367  423  1 46.5
  4 I'M HISTORY 5/1088    103   86  0 54.5      GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
    POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE 43/1312              9 ON THE ROCKS 35/303    26   30  1 46.4
    I HATE THEM TOO 61/1352                     GORGEOUS GOBLINS 70/400               
    REIGNING DOOM 65/1307                    10-STREET WALKERS 29/14  136  179  4 43.2
    KEYS 2 THE KINGDOM 96/1308               11 DUPLICATE RED 33/764  827 1119 12 42.5
    VICTORIOUS III 78/1353                   12 THE DARK TID 16/1040    3   12  0 20.0

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

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

     Natas was pleased.  He had regained the title in Free Blades a turn or so before
the split and he would be hauled off to the Primus arena for the rest of his career.
He was a bit of a hybrid--not really an arena warrior and certainly not a tournament
warrior--at least up until this point.  That was about to change, however.  He had
been given word that he would now get "parked" in Contenders for some time.
     Apparently the number crunchers at corporate headquarters felt that he would be
best suited to hanging out there and takings some runs at a title.  As he was not an
aimed blow, Natas was curious as to why this was determined, but he wasn't really
interested in the complex formulae used to determine it.  He was just happy that he
would be allowed to fight and get in some tournament time.
     In the meantime he was going to get some public works underway that he had been
dreaming of.  Fortunately the Lord Marshall had free reign with the Free Blades
treasury, and though times had been lean, there was enough in the coffers to get the
project started.
     A soft knock on the door to his study was followed by the entrance of one of the
senior accounting clerks for the arena.
     "Lord Marshall, you asked that I stop in to see you?"  The short, balding
accountant with large spectacles adjusted his ledger.
     "Come in, Weatherby.  Did you run the cost analysis on the project?"
     "I did, sir.  And I have to protest.  The expense would run the coffers dry.  We
wouldn't have enough funding in the event..."
     "The event of what?  We suddenly had to go to war?  Everything's peaceful.  On
all fronts.  Here are reports from the Lady's General Staff.  All caution levels are
green."  Natas rose and began to pace.  "Weatherby, the arena is over 20 years old
now, it's in decent shape, but it has become old hat to the spectators.  This would
spice things up and commemorate our history.  In addition we could keep a museum open
weekwide and that would spark more money for the concessions and generate revenue."
     Weatherby began scribbling notes as he followed Natas' tirade.
     "But the key to it all is the statue project.  True, we are all made immortal
once we arrive on the Isle, but most of the greats are long retired.  Our audience
may never have seen I Backstroke, who once held the title for an entire split, or any
of the ancient Roman Hero Lord Marshalls or even know who was the first ever Lord
Marshall of Free Blades...  Even I don't know that.  Do you?  This way every fighter
who attains the title in this arena will forever be remembered.  And we're not just
doing it going forward, but we're going back, too.  Starting with the very first Lord
Marshall we are going to immortalize every one of us in marble.  We are going to ring
the top of the arena in these statues and attach a museum with the history of each
fighter so that nothing will ever be forgotten."
     The scribe nodded, now caught up in the enthusiasm.  "We can charge a minimal
fee to enter the museum and then make a killing on souvenirs, gifts and the
concession booths."
     Natas shook his head.  "It's not about the money, rather it's about history.  We
need to remember ours if we want to become even greater moving forward."

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Listen, guys, we're, like, totally exhausted.  All of us in the spy reporters'
office.  Sure, Olaf signed off on the tourney spy report, but we all helped.  Why
not?  It wasn't like things were so calm we could, you know, relax.  Talk about a
whirlwind of activity, this one had an umbrella in it.  So I'm just going to give you
the high spots.

     Marlenus got the biggest point gain for beating Helyse.
     Antonius got the biggsst point loss for losing to Kookaburra.
     Street Walkers were Most Avoided by Roman heroes.  I'm not touching that one.
     The Quickling got the most challenges.
     We had nineteen fights, with four standbys, and five challenges.
     And before we meet again, the Split.

The challenges:
     WEDNESDAY (16-5254) (17-18-2,52) of THE DARK TIDES challenged DARDANIUS (19-
2683) (15-4-1,70) of IDES OF MARCH.  Up 18.  WEDNESDAY was devastated by DARDANIUS in
a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
     BIONIC BUFFALO (11-6570) (48-49-0,194) of DO IT AGAIN challenged SMUG BUG (55-
2900) (95-170-0,197) of RHYME TYME.  Up 3.  BIONIC BUFFALO was defeated by SMUG BUG
in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
     JEANNE D'ARC (70-68) (42-30-0,201) of GORGEOUS GOBLINS challenged SUPERIOR
FORCES (33-4543) (132-181-3,223) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  Up 22.  JEANNE D'ARC
overpowered SUPERIOR FORCES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
     DREAD (32-4666) (34-19-0,209) of ANGELS OF PAIN challenged THE QUICKLING (70-
1669) (94-222-3,204) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Down 5.  DREAD was subdued by THE QUICKLING
in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
     DEFIANCE (32-4619) (52-16-1,209) of ANGELS OF PAIN challenged NIGHTCAP (74-2745)
(171-126-0,261) of DARKLINGS.  Up52.  DEFIANCE was unbelievably bested by NIGHTCAP in
a 3 minute Challenge fight.

For the title:
     NATAS (11-6531) (51-30-0,242) of DO IT AGAIN fought JOHN TYLER (5-4420) (41-11-
0,217) of I'M HISTORY.  NATAS was unbelievably bested by JOHN TYLER in a popular 5
minute Title competition.  And I bet Johnny boy won't write a word.  Bummer.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JOHN TYLER 5-4420           42  11  0  236  I'M HISTORY (1088)         KALTOS

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           172 126  0  287  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 GAZELLE 56-3701             75  91  0  239  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
-HIMEY THE PIMP 29-730       50  37  1  232  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 CORNELIUS 31-3485           47  13  1  228  CAESAR'S POOL HALL (608)   CHIMLEVTAL

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       95 222  3  218  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 JEANNE D'ARC 70-68          43  30  0  212  GORGEOUS GOBLINS (400)     SENTERN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            52  17  1  210  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151         113 156  4  209  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
-ALE'CHAI TALLSKY 35-4026    33   8  0  209  PHILANTHROPISTS (510)      MURSKA
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         58  20  1  206  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 NATAS 11-6531               51  31  0  206  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            96 170  0  204  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 DREAD 32-4666               34  20  0  196  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    132 182  3  193  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    33  23  0  193  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 HAWK NELSON 43-4636         29   5  0  191  POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (1312 VEASTIAN
-WILD THANG! 29-2393         26  19  0  191  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      48  50  0  190  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     129 148  0  189  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 LUCRETIUS 32-4687           43  17  3  187  ROMAN HEROES (17)          ARVAT
 SEKHAT 7-2251               36  59  2  186  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KRYSTAL MEYERS 43-4635      27   8  0  180  POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (1312 VEASTIAN
 ANTONIUS 19-5063            36  17  0  177  IDES OF MARCH (492)        ZUWAYZA
 SNOTMAN 61-3157             17   0  0  162  I HATE THEM TOO (1352)     JURINE
 MARCELLUS 32-5133           26   8  0  161  ROMAN HEROES (17)          ARVAT
 DARKNESS ABOVE 65-4856      27  20  0  154  REIGNING DOOM (1307)       DAL SHANG
 MARLENUS 31-6184            20   6  1  153  CAESAR'S POOL HALL (608)   CHIMLEVTAL

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-SISSY CHRISSY 29-1347       36  33  3  146  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    47 106  0  145  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 GERMANICUS 17-6999          30  14  2  142  GLADIATORS (1328)          ALJAFIR
-BRICKHOUSE 29-4131          38  17  0  137  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-GOLDIE 29-4805              23  11  5  100  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
-BELA LUGOSI 40-4114         20  12  1  100  SUPERIOR FORCES (1344)     ZENSU
-DIRTY SANCHEZ 29-4802       23  12  0   95  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FEEL THE BUZZ 35-2490       18  10  0   86  ON THE ROCKS (303)         MURSKA
-MAD DOG MONTANA 29-4984     25  24  6   83  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
-MAKADOS 29-4704             20   9  0   81  PHILANTHROPISTS (1350)     LAPUR
 QUINTUS 17-6913             25  19  4   80  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 SAPHRONICUS 17-6850         18   5  0   76  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 DARDANIUS 19-2683           16   4  1   76  IDES OF MARCH (492)        ZUWAYZA
-SAVORY 32-4143              19  11  1   71  DEAD WE SUCK (1336)        ARVAT
-ORION 35-2465               15  13  2   60  ON THE ROCKS (303)         MURSKA
-FELICIA 29-1693             19  10  3   58  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 WEDNESDAY 16-5254           17  19  2   50  THE DARK TIDES (1040)      WILLAF
 SUPERCHICK 96-2999           8  18  3   47  KEYS 2 THE KINGDOM (1308)  OLD VALAMANTIS
-UNBREAKABLE 32-4996         14   9  0   44  CHRISTIAN ROCK (1339)      ARVAT
-MEDUSA 78-2806              15  14  0   43  VICTORIOUS III (1353)      LIN TIRIAN

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

This personal contains no information.  You need not read it.  It exists only to
convince hal that the critical parts of the newsletter are present and ready to
print.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEFIANCE was unbelievably bested by NIGHTCAP in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
DREAD was subdued by THE QUICKLING in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
JEANNE D'ARC overpowered SUPERIOR FORCES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
BIONIC BUFFALO was defeated by SMUG BUG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
WEDNESDAY was devastated by DARDANIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
NATAS was unbelievably bested by JOHN TYLER in a popular 5 minute Title competition.
GAZELLE slimly won victory over LUCRETIUS in a action packed 15 minute gruesome duel.
CORNELIUS savagely defeated HAWK NELSON in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
ANTONIUS was overpowered by KOOKABURRA in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
ARTEMIDORUS overpowered KRYSTAL MEYERS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
SEKHAT was overcome by GIMME SOME SUGAR in a exciting 3 minute brutal contest.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL devastated DARKNESS ABOVE in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
JEO THE SONGSMITH was vanquished by SNOTMAN in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MARCELLUS handily defeated XHUGHA KARGARIT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MARLENUS bested HELYSE in a exciting 1 minute fight.
GERMANICUS was demolished by HELYSE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SUPERCHICK was overpowered by SAPHRONICUS in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ELOWAN was devastated by QUINTUS in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
FEEL THE BUZZ was unbelievably bested by LUCIFREYJA in a popular 3 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         WALL OF STEEL     19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  32 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       36 -  34 -  1      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        38 -  39 -  0      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  21 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 531 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  5         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      JOHN TYLER 5-4420          42  11  0  236 I'M HISTORY (1088)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          172 126  0  287 DARKLINGS (1160)
LUNGING ATTACK   CORNELIUS 31-3485          47  13  1  228 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (608)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE QUICKLING 70-1669      95 222  3  218 SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JEANNE D'ARC 70-68         43  30  0  212 GORGEOUS GOBLINS (400)
AIMED BLOW       DEFIANCE 32-4619           52  17  1  210 ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)
BASHING ATTACK   KOOKABURRA 33-4151        113 156  4  209 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)
WALL OF STEEL    SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543   132 182  3  193 DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764)
STRIKING ATTACK  SEKHAT 7-2251              36  59  2  186 CASTAWAYS (1301)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NATAS 11-6531.  The ten other most popular fighters were CORNELIUS 31-3485, 
FEEL THE BUZZ 35-2490, LUCRETIUS 32-4687, DEFIANCE 32-4619, GAZELLE 56-3701, CORT 
NIGHTJEWEL 78-196, NIGHTCAP 74-2745, SEKHAT 7-2251, GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936, and 
SMUG BUG 55-2900.

The least popular fighter this week was GERMANICUS 17-6999.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KRYSTAL MEYERS 43-4635, WEDNESDAY 16-5254, ELOWAN 43-4653, 
SUPERCHICK 96-2999, JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260, ANTONIUS 19-5063, SAPHRONICUS 17-6850, 
DARKNESS ABOVE 65-4856, HAWK NELSON 43-4636, and BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  1 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       2  0 0  JURINE(61)           1  0 0  
KALTOS(5)            1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            1  3 0  DAL SHANG(65)        0  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   1  1 0  SENTERN(70)          2  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       0  2 0  MURSKA(35)           0  1 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        1  0 0  
WILLAF(16)           0  1 0  VEASTIAN(43)         0  3 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  0 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          3  1 0  KHALANI(55)          1  0 0  OLD VALAMANTIS(96)   0  1 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          2  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    47 106  0  145  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 JOHN TYLER 5-4420           42  11  0  236  I'M HISTORY (1088)         KALTOS
 SEKHAT 7-2251               36  59  2  186  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 NATAS 11-6531               51  31  0  206  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 WEDNESDAY 16-5254           17  19  2   50  THE DARK TIDES (1040)      WILLAF
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         58  20  1  206  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    33  23  0  193  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 CORNELIUS 31-3485           47  13  1  228  CAESAR'S POOL HALL (608)   CHIMLEVTAL
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            52  17  1  210  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151         113 156  4  209  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 FEEL THE BUZZ 35-2490       18  10  0   86  ON THE ROCKS (303)         MURSKA
 HAWK NELSON 43-4636         29   5  0  191  POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (1312 VEASTIAN
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            96 170  0  204  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 GAZELLE 56-3701             75  91  0  239  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 SNOTMAN 61-3157             17   0  0  162  I HATE THEM TOO (1352)     JURINE
 DARKNESS ABOVE 65-4856      27  20  0  154  REIGNING DOOM (1307)       DAL SHANG
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       95 222  3  218  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           172 126  0  287  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     129 148  0  189  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 SUPERCHICK 96-2999           8  18  3   47  KEYS 2 THE KINGDOM (1308)  OLD VALAMANTIS

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 4 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                 EUGENE FLUCKY (82-41642) of MEDAL OF HONOR 30 (6955)
                             FGC (47-6648) of KAOS (695)
                  PRISONER B91 (82-53433) of DUNGEON CELL B9 (9014)
                   PRISONER 0381 82-42371 of DUNGEON CELL 77 (7085)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes