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Date   : 08/12/2010    Duedate: 08/25/2010

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-539

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 MIDDLE ITALY 9/1360  1592  921 13 63.4      PHILANTHROPISTS 56/1271               
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                      PHILANTHROPISTS 61/1268               
    DO IT AGAIN 11/1239                         PHILANTHROPISTS 20/773                
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                    PHILANTHROPISTS 17/1262               
  2 DIRTIE 56/1345        206  132  2 60.9      PHILANTHROPISTS 40/1234               
    DEAD WE SUCK 32/1336                      6 REDHORSE 56/823       650  670  7 49.2
    SUPERIOR FORCES 40/1344                     DARKLINGS 74/1160                     
  3-DIVINE HERIT 33/1364  190  166  7 53.4      CASTAWAYS 7/1301                      
  4-PHONETIX 97/1358      132  121  0 52.2      BLUE EYRIE 1/1300                     
    CHRISTIAN ROCK 32/1339                    7 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  430  465 10 48.0
    POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE 43/1312                THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
    HOUSE OF CARDS 13/1359                    8 RHYME TYME 55/397     374  432  1 46.4
    REIGNING DOOM 65/1307                       GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
    PHONETIX 96/1357                          9 STREET WALKERS 29/14  175  204  4 46.2
    GREATS OF TROY 75/1363                   10 DUPLICATE RED 33/764  833 1121 12 42.6
    KEYS 2 THE KINGDOM 96/1308               11 SUMMERBORN 81/1365      7   13  0 35.0
    OBSCURE LORE 43/1356                        URBAN JUNGLE 35/836                   
  5 PHILANTHROPIS 35/510  470  443  6 51.5   12 GREENWARDENS 15/770   669 1458 12 31.5

    '##/###' 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 650): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): CRASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): WALLIS YENT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 422): JOEY of J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): BREWERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (TURN 636): ENCOLPIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

     Dread paced the length of his office in the GC headquarters.  He still wasn't
sure why the Lord Marshall needed an office when the turnover in the position was
usually so rapid, but he supposed that way there was an easy way to reach him if he
was needed.  Which was apparently all the time.
     This week he had multiple photo ops, had to give a speech for the Widows and
Orphans Society and needed to work on a recruiting poster for the Free Blades arenas.
It was all very hectic and fast paced.
     One other item that Dread was not looking forward to was that the GC was going
to question him on his legal status in the arena.  He'd been listed as a "Golem" when
he was signed up to fight, but he really wasn't a golem.  As far as being a magical
construct, he supposed that was SORT of the right classification, but he was really a
magical creation of energy on an atomic level.  Essentially he WAS magic, rather than
being a body animated BY magic.  It was all very confusing and annoying.  After all,
he was what he was.  Classifying it really didn't mean much.
     But the GC required that all gladiators be accurately surveyed and the question
of what to call him was somehow causing quite the uproar.
     Dread was so busy that he almost didn't have time to relish his taking of the
title in the Free Blades Arena.  It was yet another in a long series of goals that he
had aimed for and managed to achieve.  Next up was Lady's Protector!  Fortunately he
did have just enough time to revel in the view from the office and he took the time
to pose for his statue in the Hall of Honor.  That, in itself, was extremely cool.
There's be a marble statue of him forever poised to do battle amongst the legends of
the sands.
     And it made the endless series of press conferences and meetings entirely
bearable.

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Listen, you guys, we need to pull up our socks and get to work here.  Sure,
we're ahead of the other regionals, who wouldn't be?  But Crysalis is wiping the
floor with all the regionals combined!  They had over one hundred managed gladiators
on the sands this week.  Are we going to let them get away with that?  At least we've
got an edge, now the earthquake has made such a mess of the arena up there in
Talahya.  You do know, don't you, that Talahya, Home Guard, Primus, Andorak, and
Crysalis all use the same physical plant.  They had six gladiators killed in duels,
and, well, you know what that means!  Good thing we're renting this arena down here
in Lirin Kiv.
     We have twenty-one fights, four of them involving standbys, and only five
challenges.  Ahead of Andorak, but that isn't saying much.
     Rampage had the biggest point gain, 44 points.  Sekhant, same fight, had the
biggest loss, 37 points.
     Street Walkers were most avoided by Do It Again.  Does this make sense?
     Jeo the Songsmith got the most challenges.

     MOSSROCK (15-4871) (28-24-2,71) of GREENWARDENS fought LUCIFREYJA (103-40) (19-
21-1,90) of the College of Mimes.  MOSSROCK unbelievably bested LUCIFREYJA in a 6
minute contest.  I don't get why this is hard to believe.  Well, except that it took
ol' Mossy six minutes.
     REDTHORN (15-4943) (20-11-0,73) of GREENWARDENS fought BITTER ALMOND (103-41)
(14-16-4,50) of the College of Mimes.  REDTHORN savagely defeated BITTER ALMOND in an
action packed 1 minute gruesome bout.  Good.  Don't want uppity standbys.
     DARWIN'S LAW (35-2667) (19-6-0,80) of URBAN JUNGLE fought WHITEBRAID (15-2110)
(27-43-1,58) of GREENWARDENS.  DARWIN'S LAW devastated WHITEBRAID in an action packed
1 minute one-sided bout.  Evolution does not favor blonds?  As if!  Well, maybe guys.
But blonde women have an edge, and don't you forget it.
     STUMP (15-4882) (24-37-0,100) of GREENWARDENS fought XHUGHA KARGARIT (103-38)
(32-28-1,130) of the College of Mimes.  STUMP was savagely defeated by XHUGHA
KARGARIT in a crowd pleasing 4 minute fight.  Everybody beats this Stump.
     WOODEN ARROW (15-4619) (23-14-0,92) of GREENWARDENS fought SAVORY (32-4143) (22-
13-1,87) of DEAD WE SUCK.  WOODEN ARROW was demolished by SAVORY in a 1 minute one-
sided bout.  I blinked and missed this one.

     FELICIA (29-1693) (22-14-3,114) of STREET WALKERS fought TREEFROG (15-4177) (21-
13-0,92) of GREENWARDENS.  FELICIA defeated TREEFROG in a 2 minute bout.  I hear she
kissed him, he stayed a frog, and she whopped him a good one.
     DIRTY SANCHEZ (29-4802) (26-16-0,175) of STREET WALKERS fought MAREI (103-37)
(38-32-2,150) of the College of Mimes.  DIRTY SANCHEZ handily defeated MAREI in a
crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.  Good enough.
     SEKHAT (7-2251) (36-66-2,176) of CASTAWAYS fought RAMPAGE (32-5076) (14-0-0,114)
of ANGELS OF PAIN.  SEKHAT was overpowered by RAMPAGE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute
one-sided duel.  The big point-changing fight.
     ALDALDON (56-3913) (33-26-1,199) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought GOLDIE (29-4805) (27-
14-5,162) of STREET WALKERS.  ALDALDON was unbelievably bested by GOLDIE in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute bloody bout.  She didn't like being viewed as an object of
philanthropy.
     KOOKABURRA (33-4151) (116-160-4,201) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES fought MAD DOG
MONTANA (29-4984) (31-25-6,152) of STREET WALKERS.  KOOKABURRA devastated MAD DOG
MONTANA in an exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.  I heard rumors of poisoned dog
biscuits.  Any truth to this?

     HIMEY THE PIMP (29-730) (54-40-1,196) of STREET WALKERS fought CORT NIGHTJEWEL
(78-196) (134-150-0,194) of THE DRAGON FIST.  HIMEY THE PIMP narrowly defeated CORT
NIGHTJEWEL in an exciting 2 minute match.  Strut while you can, Himey, there are
rumors that Armalias Skyhawk is returning and will be reviewing strategies.
     BRICKHOUSE (29-4131) (44-18-0,203) of STREET WALKERS fought SUPERIOR FORCES (33-
4543) (137-184-3,203) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  BRICKHOUSE was overpowered by
SUPERIOR FORCES in a 1 minute one-sided fight.  Naturally.  It's all in the name, you
know.
     DEFIANCE (32-4619) (57-19-1,218) of ANGELS OF PAIN fought NIGHTCAP (74-2745)
(178-127-0,226) of DARKLINGS.  DEFIANCE lost to NIGHTCAP in an action packed 3 minute
gruesome fight.  Does this mean Defiance has to go to bed early?
     GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-4936) (37-26-0,214) of ARMY OF DARKNESS fought MACHINE (56-
3795) (24-19-0,189) of DIRTIE.  GIMME SOME SUGAR was viciously subdued by MACHINE in
an action packed 3 minute melee.  Oh, well, they do say sugar is bad.
     ALE'CHAI TALLSKY (35-4026) (36-9-0,233) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought THE QUICKLING
(70-1669) (97-227-3,190) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  ALE'CHAI TALLSKY overpowered THE
QUICKLING in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.  Dragging around three hundred
fights' experience can slow down anyone.

The challenges:
     BILBO BAGGINNI (9-5508) (20-5-0,137) of MIDDLE ITALY challenged JEO THE
SONGSMITH (1-3260) (49-111-0,134) of BLUE EYRIE.  Down 3.  BILBO BAGGINNI demolished
JEO THE SONGSMITH in a 1 minute Challenge competition.  Jeo was most challenge,
remember?  I guess some people don't like his songs.
     WILD THANG! (29-2393) (28-24-0,177) of STREET WALKERS challenged NYZEIL OGLATA
(17-6753) (36-28-1,186) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Up 9.  WILD THANG! devastated NYZEIL
OGLATA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.  Some people can handle "wild" and
some can't.
     SISSY CHRISSY (29-1347) (41-35-3,176) of STREET WALKERS challenged FLY SWATTER
(20-2660) (37-15-1,197) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Up 21.  SISSY CHRISSY demolished FLY
SWATTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  Thus winning the friendship of flies
everywhere.
     BIONIC BUFFALO (11-6570) (53-52-0,201) of DO IT AGAIN challenged SMUG BUG (55-
2900) (98-175-0,197) of RHYME TYME.  Down 4.  BIONIC BUFFALO was devastated by SMUG
BUG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  Drat.  I always like it better when the
Bug gets squashed.
     DRIZZT (40-4146) (37-45-0,202) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged GAZELLE (56-3701)
(79-94-0,205) of REDHORSE.  Up 3.  DRIZZT bested GAZELLE in a 2 minute Challenge
fight.  Somehow I can't think of anything to say.  Oh, well, it isn't like someone's
going to notice.

For the title:
     DREAD (32-4666) (39-22-0,244) of ANGELS OF PAIN fought JADRA (61-3379) (34-22-
1,228) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  DREAD won victory over JADRA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute
Title fight.  Dread keeps the title and  pr jobs and the photo ops and the
endorsements and all that stuff, and better him than me.  I'm for the quiet life on
beach with a cool breeze, a striped umbrella, and drinks with lots of fruit in them.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DREAD 32-4666               40  22  0  256  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           179 127  0  253  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 ALE'CHAI TALLSKY 35-4026    37   9  0  241  PHILANTHROPISTS (510)      MURSKA
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    138 184  3  227  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            99 175  0  211  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            57  20  1  210  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 SISSY CHRISSY 29-1347       42  35  3  209  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 MACHINE 56-3795             25  19  0  209  DIRTIE (1345)              ROCANIS
 DRIZZT 40-4146              38  45  0  208  PHILANTHROPISTS (1234)     ZENSU
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151         117 160  4  205  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 HIMEY THE PIMP 29-730       55  40  1  201  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 JADRA 61-3379               34  23  1  200  PHILANTHROPISTS (1268)     JURINE
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     134 151  0  197  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 WILD THANG! 29-2393         29  24  0  197  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
-DARKNESS ABOVE 65-4856      31  23  0  196  REIGNING DOOM (1307)       DAL SHANG
 GAZELLE 56-3701             79  95  0  195  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    37  27  0  192  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 GOLDIE 29-4805              28  14  5  191  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       97 228  3  190  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 BRICKHOUSE 29-4131          44  19  0  190  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      53  53  0  188  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 29-4802       27  16  0  183  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ALDALDON 56-3913            33  27  1  180  PHILANTHROPISTS (1271)     ROCANIS
 FLY SWATTER 20-2660         37  16  1  178  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
 NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753       36  29  1  173  PHILANTHROPISTS (1262)     ALJAFIR
-KRYSTAL MEYERS 43-4635      29  13  0  171  POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (1312 VEASTIAN
 RAMPAGE 32-5076             15   0  0  158  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 MAD DOG MONTANA 29-4984     31  26  6  154  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508       21   5  0  147  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 SEKHAT 7-2251               36  67  2  139  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
-BELA LUGOSI 40-4114         22  14  1  130  SUPERIOR FORCES (1344)     ZENSU
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    49 112  0  129  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 FELICIA 29-1693             23  14  3  118  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
-EAST TO WEST 32-4929        16  11  0  114  CHRISTIAN ROCK (1339)      ARVAT
-ROMEO 97-3154               15   2  5  111  PHONETIX (1358)            SHADOW GROVE

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STUMP 15-4882               24  38  0  100  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 SAVORY 32-4143              23  13  1  100  DEAD WE SUCK (1336)        ARVAT
 TREEFROG 15-4177            21  14  0   96  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-HOTEL 96-3040               10   6  3   92  PHONETIX (1357)            OLD VALAMANTIS

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOSSROCK 15-4871            29  24  2   87  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 DARWIN'S LAW 35-2667        20   6  0   85  URBAN JUNGLE (836)         MURSKA
-JAGUAR JON 75-3325          21   5  0   83  GREATS OF TROY (1363)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 WOODEN ARROW 15-4619        23  15  0   82  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
-ROBERTO LEATHAM 13-5256     22   4  0   80  HOUSE OF CARDS (1359)      DULLENS
 REDTHORN 15-4943            21  11  0   75  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
-ELOWAN 43-4653              19  25  1   73  OBSCURE LORE (1356)        VEASTIAN
-BRAVO 96-3034                9   8  3   72  PHONETIX (1357)            OLD VALAMANTIS
-SUPERCHICK 96-2999          10  23  3   64  KEYS 2 THE KINGDOM (1308)  OLD VALAMANTIS
 WHITEBRAID 15-2110          27  44  1   58  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
-HUMMINGBIRD 81-1213         16   5  0   53  SUMMERBORN (1365)          SHADOWSPIRE
-ROD DEDEAUX 75-3329         17   9  1   50  GREATS OF TROY (1363)      JADE MOUNTAIN
-DEBBIE GREEN 75-3327        18  10  0   47  GREATS OF TROY (1363)      JADE MOUNTAIN
-BITCHIN' BEAST 33-5228      12   4  0   40  DIVINE HERITAGE (1364)     NIATOLI ISLAND

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

To those we fought -- Good fight. -- We who fought you
P.S.  Hey, it's hot, it's late, we've been sick, and we don't feel chatty.  Sue us.
P.P.S.  And we can't read the fights, the ink was fading.

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DRIZZT bested GAZELLE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BIONIC BUFFALO was devastated by SMUG BUG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SISSY CHRISSY demolished FLY SWATTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
WILD THANG! devastated NYZEIL OGLATA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BILBO BAGGINNI demolished JEO THE SONGSMITH in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
DREAD won victory over JADRA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title fight.
ALE'CHAI TALLSKY overpowered THE QUICKLING in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GIMME SOME SUGAR was viciously subdued by MACHINE in a action packed 3 minute melee.
DEFIANCE lost to NIGHTCAP in a action packed 3 minute gruesome fight.
BRICKHOUSE was overpowered by SUPERIOR FORCES in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HIMEY THE PIMP narrowly defeated CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a exciting 2 minute match.
KOOKABURRA devastated MAD DOG MONTANA in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ALDALDON was unbelievably bested by GOLDIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody bout.
SEKHAT was overpowered by RAMPAGE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute one-sided duel.
DIRTY SANCHEZ handily defeated MAREI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
FELICIA defeated TREEFROG in a 2 minute bout.
WOODEN ARROW was demolished by SAVORY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
STUMP was savagely defeated by XHUGHA KARGARIT in a crowd pleasing 4 minute fight.
DARWIN'S LAW devastated WHITEBRAID in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
REDTHORN savagely defeated BITTER ALMOND in a action packed 1 minute gruesome bout.
MOSSROCK unbelievably bested LUCIFREYJA in a 6 minute contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      11         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        68 -  45 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  14 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  18 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  37 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  40 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  31 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  26 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 539 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         5 -  6         4  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DREAD 32-4666              40  22  0  256 ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          179 127  0  253 DARKLINGS (1160)
WALL OF STEEL    SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543   138 184  3  227 DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764)
LUNGING ATTACK   SMUG BUG 55-2900           99 175  0  211 RHYME TYME (397)
STRIKING ATTACK  SISSY CHRISSY 29-1347      42  35  3  209 STREET WALKERS (14)
BASHING ATTACK   KOOKABURRA 33-4151        117 160  4  205 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)
TOTAL PARRY      GAZELLE 56-3701            79  95  0  195 REDHORSE (823)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE QUICKLING 70-1669      97 228  3  190 SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260   49 112  0  129 BLUE EYRIE (1300)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MACHINE 56-3795.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEFIANCE 32-4619, 
NIGHTCAP 74-2745, RAMPAGE 32-5076, CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196, KOOKABURRA 33-4151, HIMEY 
THE PIMP 29-730, ALDALDON 56-3913, DIRTY SANCHEZ 29-4802, REDTHORN 15-4943, and 
DRIZZT 40-4146.

The least popular fighter this week was WOODEN ARROW 15-4619.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE QUICKLING 70-1669, JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260, FLY SWATTER 
20-2660, WHITEBRAID 15-2110, STUMP 15-4882, BRICKHOUSE 29-4131, JADRA 61-3379, BIONIC 
BUFFALO 11-6570, SAVORY 32-4143, and SEKHAT 7-2251.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  1 0  SEAM(20)             0  1 0  KHALANI(55)          1  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  LAPUR(29)            6  2 0  ROCANIS(56)          1  2 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            3  1 0  JURINE(61)           0  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       0  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   2  0 0  SENTERN(70)          0  1 0  
MALCORN(15)          2  4 0  MURSKA(35)           2  0 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        1  0 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          0  1 0  ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       0  1 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    49 112  0  129  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 SEKHAT 7-2251               36  67  2  139  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508       21   5  0  147  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      53  53  0  188  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STUMP 15-4882               24  38  0  100  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753       36  29  1  173  PHILANTHROPISTS (1262)     ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    37  27  0  192  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 FLY SWATTER 20-2660         37  16  1  178  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
 SISSY CHRISSY 29-1347       42  35  3  209  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 DREAD 32-4666               40  22  0  256  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    138 184  3  227  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 ALE'CHAI TALLSKY 35-4026    37   9  0  241  PHILANTHROPISTS (510)      MURSKA
 DRIZZT 40-4146              38  45  0  208  PHILANTHROPISTS (1234)     ZENSU
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            99 175  0  211  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 MACHINE 56-3795             25  19  0  209  DIRTIE (1345)              ROCANIS
 JADRA 61-3379               34  23  1  200  PHILANTHROPISTS (1268)     JURINE
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       97 228  3  190  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           179 127  0  253  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     134 151  0  197  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!