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Date   : 09/23/2010    Duedate: 10/06/2010

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-542

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 MIDDLE ITALY 9/1360  1601  930 13 63.3      PHILANTHROPISTS 40/1234               
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                    5 REDHORSE 56/823       659  673  7 49.5
    DO IT AGAIN 11/1239                         DARKLINGS 74/1160                     
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                    CASTAWAYS 7/1301                      
  2 DIRTIE 56/1345        209  135  2 60.8      BLUE EYRIE 1/1300                     
    DEAD WE SUCK 32/1336                      6 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  432  469 10 47.9
  3-LORDS OF VIR 74/1366  132  121  0 52.2      THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
  4 PHILANTHROPIS 35/510  482  447  6 51.9    7 RHYME TYME 55/397     374  438  1 46.1
    PHILANTHROPISTS 61/1268                     GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
    PHILANTHROPISTS 17/1262                   8 STREET WALKERS 29/14  182  216  4 45.7
    PHILANTHROPISTS 56/1271                   9 DUPLICATE RED 33/764  835 1122 12 42.7
    PHILANTHROPISTS 20/773                   10 GREENWARDENS 15/770   674 1471 12 31.4

    '##/###' 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 653): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 655): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 540): SCOURGE of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 649): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 651): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 642): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 643): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 640): DEATHWIND FORGE of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 321): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 637): LIL ETHE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 634): SHARK BAIT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 586): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 293): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 516): BACK of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 502): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 483): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 477): ABRA CADAVER of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 433): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 425): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 541): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTRHOPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 653): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 655): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 540): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 649): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 651): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 642): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 643): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 640): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 321): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 637): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 634): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 586): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 293): LAND OF OZ (Oz the ALL-Succeeding, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 516): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 502): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 483): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 477): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 433): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 433): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 541): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 648): CYBERMANCER of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
              (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 640): RINDEL of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 632): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626 BRENDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 625): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER 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  65 DAL SHANG (turn 477): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): SPARTAN 1 of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 425): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

     Hello, Free Blades!  I am Ale'chai Tallsky, your Lord Marshall and self-
proclaimed Lord of all Philanthropists who have come before me even though Aragorn
does not hide his doubts that I am not.  Aragorn claims to not have time to write,
"Too busy" he says, whatever the lazy bum!  I'd like to see him swing a sword, HA, he
can't even lift an Epee!  What does he do in that office of his anyway?  All the dust
and books, and quills, ink and parchment... what is he writing anyway?  Obviously,
not a Lord Marshall column...
     How can an elf be so funny, you ask?  Elves have no sense of humor!
Explanation:  I am only half-elf!  The other half is human where I get my Epee
twirling sense of over-importance and humor, two traits that might seem odd together,
I know, but most comedians had a rough childhood or they were spoiled to death either
one...
     Free Blades, you are shrinking!  You know it's bad when Debbie T. won't even
bother to write a spy report!  Yes, we did notice Debbie, but why must you do so when
I take the throne?  I guess we'll have to write about ourselves to read about
ourselves.  Additionally, you know it's bad when a Philanthropist takes the throne!
Here we are trying to give away wins like a philanthropist or Jorja, but no one is
taking?  We admit, it's only a front, we do try to win all fights, there is some
crazy competitiveness in that Aragorn.  Maybe, because people are always mistaking
him for THE Aragorn, son of Arathorn, the king of Gondor but NO! -- I'm the non-
famous Aragorn, the once crowned champion of all Free Blades.  Actually, just call me
the Philanthropist, I'm tired of explaining that I'm not the king of Gondor, and
where is this place Gondor?  Never been there, don't see it on any maps?  Is there
some inside joke I'm not getting?  Was the king of Gondor some big failure or
something?
     Anyway, I'm sure my manager is not going to like this column since I'm not going
to give it to him to proofread for PR purposes like he requested.  I do plan on
putting my challenge towards Nightcap and it better go through because I know
Nightcap is not challenging anyone and I've got a TV challenge!  There were so many
options it was hard to decide but Nightcap leads in recognition and for some reason
hasn't moved on to Primus, so Nightcap probably gives me the biggest challenge.
However, soon I really need to fight Dread, Defiance, and Bionic Buffalo!!  These
warriors deserve to know who is better between us and so do I?
     Yes, Free Blades!  I have arrived and if you don't fear me yet, YOU WILL!!!

Ale'chai Tallsky
Lord Marshall
Lord of all Philanthropists
Lord of Free Blades
Lord of Murska
Lord of Modesty 

P.S  If Free Blades doesn't start growing soon, I'm going to have to declare war on
everyone to try to spice things up around here!  Is that a threat?  Maybe, a tantrum?
idk...

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Okay, the Lord Marshal wrote a column and asked for a spy report.  I have to do
one for him.  He made an effort, I can do the same.  So, this one's for you,
Ale'chai.

     Superior Forces of Duplicate Redundancy had the biggest point gain, twenty-six
points.
     Superior Forces of Duplicate Redundancy had the biggest point gain, twenty-six
points.
     Stump of Greenwardens had the biggest loss, twenty-one points, and nobody was
surprised at all.
     Street Walkers was most avoided by Angels of Pain.  That's weird, you'd think
they were, like, soul mates, you know?
     Smug Bug got the most challenges, more even than the Lord Marshal.  Nobody likes
someone who's smug.
     We had seventeen fights, which is really not good, and four standbys on the
sand.  And at that, we're better off than Home Guard.  Not saying much, though.
Yeah, Ale'chai is right, we need a revival here.  But people never believe that.  I
mean, they didn't believe it when the Commission said that if there wasn't more
action in Lirin Kiv, they'd shut it down.  But there wasn't more action, and they
shut it down.  We don't want that here, really.  As if!
     So, anyway, back to the details of, you know, the day.  Six of our fights were
challenges.  That probably isn't a bad percentage, if you're into statistics, but who
wants to be into statistics.  Boring.

Which means next we see the fights:
     MOSSROCK (15-4871) (29-26-2,85) of GREENWARDENS fought ROSELLA (103-39) (26-25-
0,100) of the College of Mimes.  MOSSROCK was viciously subdued by ROSELLA in an
exciting 6 minute bloody fray.  Always good to keep the standbys happy, I guess.  But
six minutes?  BOTH of you guys can do better than that.
     REDTHORN (15-4943) (21-13-0,81) of GREENWARDENS fought LUCIFREYJA (103-40) (19-
21-1,90) of the College of Mimes.  REDTHORN was unbelievably bested by LUCIFREYJA in
a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.  I think the Greenwardens are actually clowns, you
know?  Run around and look dumb, warm up the crowd, that kind of thing.
     STUMP (15-4882) (24-40-0,100) of GREENWARDENS fought SAVORY (32-4143) (23-15-
1,65) of DEAD WE SUCK.  STUMP was overcome by SAVORY in a popular 1 minute conflict.
Okay, it's a majorish sort of mismatch on points, and there's no telling how many
hidden fights Savory has, but still.  Stump, with more points, was the one who LOST.
That is just totally dumb of him.  Clowns, like I said.
     WOODEN ARROW (15-4619) (25-15-0,111) of GREENWARDENS fought XHUGHA KARGARIT
(103-38) (32-28-1,130) of the College of Mimes.  WOODEN ARROW demolished XHUGHA
KARGARIT in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.  Okay.  If you say so.  I mean, I was doing
my nails, and I might have missed something.  A good move or something.
     JEO THE SONGSMITH (1-3260) (50-113-0,134) of BLUE EYRIE fought TREEFROG (15-
4177) (21-16-0,97) of GREENWARDENS.  JEO THE SONGSMITH viciously subdued TREEFROG in
a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.  It's been a while since I say and HEARD two
gladiators competing by yelling at each other.  They call it singing.  As if!
     RAMPAGE (32-5076) (17-0-0,177) of ANGELS OF PAIN fought SEKHAT (7-2251) (38-67-
2,149) of CASTAWAYS.  RAMPAGE overpowered SEKHAT in a 2 minute brutal one-sided
fight.  Well, darn.  I don't have anything against Rampage, mind you, but undefeated
records make me nervous.  I mean, I wonder did he sell his soul to the devil for that
record, or what?  It's unnatural.

     THE QUICKLING (70-1669) (97-230-3,180) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought WHITEBRAID (15-
2110) (29-44-1,104) of GREENWARDENS.  THE QUICKLING overpowered WHITEBRAID in a 1
minute uneven match.  You know, we really have to get The Quickling out of here.
Over three hundred fights, and he's still in a regional?  This guy should be, like,
lurking around the bottom of Primus.
     KOOKABURRA (33-4151) (117-162-4,199) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES fought MACHINE (56-
3795) (26-20-0,191) of DIRTIE.  KOOKABURRA lost to MACHINE in a 2 minute fight.  And
so should the Cookie.  I mean, if they're going to force people out of the regular
arenas onto the Isle at fifty fights, or even at a hundred, well, they should force
'em into either Primus or, if they're totally puddy, into Home Guard after two or
three hundred, don't you think?
     GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-4936) (37-29-0,181) of ARMY OF DARKNESS fought HATHU (103-
32) (5-1-0,250) of the College of Mimes.  GIMME SOME SUGAR was viciously subdued by
HATHU in a popular 8 minute gruesome duel.  Well, Hathu *is* tough.
     NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (181-127-0,275) of DARKLINGS fought CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196)
(135-152-0,208) of THE DRAGON FIST.  NIGHTCAP handily defeated CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 1
minute uneven melee.  Okay, this works.  And they're both a couple of fossils,
anyway.
     NYZEIL OGLATA (17-6753) (38-29-1,215) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought BILBO BAGGINNI
(9-5508) (23-5-0,188) of MIDDLE ITALY.  NYZEIL OGLATA devastated BILBO BAGGINNI in a
1 minute one-sided competition.  I thought Bilbo was in... oh, I guess I was thinking
of Bilbao.  But that's almost the same.  And maybe he should go there for, you know,
a vacation.  Sit on a beach, have a drink with an umbrella in it.

The challenges:
     SISSY CHRISSY (29-1347) (42-37-3,191) of STREET WALKERS challenged FLY SWATTER
(20-2660) (38-17-1,194) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Up 3.  SISSY CHRISSY was overpowered by
FLY SWATTER in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.  Does this mean Sissy is a fly?
     DEFIANCE (32-4619) (58-21-1,200) of ANGELS OF PAIN challenged SUPERIOR FORCES
(33-4543) (139-185-3,198) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  Down 2.  DEFIANCE was bested by
SUPERIOR FORCES in a 2 minute Challenge duel.  I'm pretty sure there's something
clever to say in that, but I can't seem to think of it.
     BIONIC BUFFALO (11-6570) (54-54-0,200) of DO IT AGAIN challenged WILD THANG!
(29-2393) (31-24-0,226) of STREET WALKERS.  Up 26.  BIONIC BUFFALO was defeated by
WILD THANG! in a 2 minute Challenge match.  Will Wild Thang do it again, or not?
     JADRA (61-3379) (35-24-1,208) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged GAZELLE (56-3701)
(81-95-0,215) of REDHORSE.  Up 7.  JADRA vanquished GAZELLE in a popular 3 minute
mismatched Challenge brawl.  This Gazelle isn't looking so good.  Like maybe a lion
got him at a waterhole and he barely escaped.
     DREAD (32-4666) (41-23-0,210) of ANGELS OF PAIN challenged SMUG BUG (55-2900)
(99-177-0,194) of RHYME TYME.  Down 16.  DREAD demolished SMUG BUG in a popular 1
minute one-sided Challenge melee.  Smashed Bug.  It's great.

For the title:
     HIMEY THE PIMP (29-730) (57-40-1,240) of STREET WALKERS challenged ALE'CHAI
TALLSKY (35-4026) (39-9-0,257) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Up 17.  HIMEY THE PIMP was
devastated by ALE'CHAI TALLSKY in a 4 minute Challenge Title fight.  This is good.  I
like Ale'chai as Lord Marshal.  He writes a column.  Do it again, Ale'chai.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ALE'CHAI TALLSKY 35-4026    40   9  0  279  PHILANTHROPISTS (510)      MURSKA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           182 127  0  286  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753       39  29  1  232  PHILANTHROPISTS (1262)     ALJAFIR
 WILD THANG! 29-2393         32  24  0  232  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    140 185  3  224  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 JADRA 61-3379               36  24  1  221  PHILANTHROPISTS (1268)     JURINE
 DREAD 32-4666               42  23  0  219  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FLY SWATTER 20-2660         39  17  1  206  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     135 153  0  204  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
-DRIZZT 40-4146              39  46  0  204  PHILANTHROPISTS (1234)     ZENSU
 MACHINE 56-3795             27  20  0  201  DIRTIE (1345)              ROCANIS
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      54  55  0  200  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 HIMEY THE PIMP 29-730       57  41  1  199  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            58  22  1  195  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 GAZELLE 56-3701             81  96  0  194  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151         117 163  4  193  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            99 178  0  191  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
-ALDALDON 56-3913            34  28  1  191  PHILANTHROPISTS (1271)     ROCANIS
 SISSY CHRISSY 29-1347       42  38  3  188  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    37  30  0  185  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508       23   6  0  184  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       98 230  3  182  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 RAMPAGE 32-5076             18   0  0  181  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-DIRTY SANCHEZ 29-4802       28  17  0  175  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
-GOLDIE 29-4805              28  16  5  170  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
-BRICKHOUSE 29-4131          44  21  0  157  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
-MAD DOG MONTANA 29-4984     31  28  6  152  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SEKHAT 7-2251               38  68  2  150  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    51 113  0  136  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 WOODEN ARROW 15-4619        26  15  0  134  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
-FELICIA 29-1693             24  15  3  125  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 WHITEBRAID 15-2110          29  45  1  113  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TREEFROG 15-4177            21  17  0  100  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SAVORY 32-4143              24  15  1   89  DEAD WE SUCK (1336)        ARVAT
 MOSSROCK 15-4871            29  27  2   88  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 REDTHORN 15-4943            21  14  0   81  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STUMP 15-4882               24  41  0   79  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Drizzt -- I should have taught you something!  Or have you already learned all you
can? -- Nightcap

Machine -- Do you know how rare it is that the audience throws flowers at me?  A
Total Parry with a losing record?  Sometimes they throw other things, but I think
this is the first time for flowers.  Thanks for making me look so good! -- Gazelle
P.S.  It WAS a really good fight.

Treefrog -- As it should be.  The groundgrubber is soundly defeated.  But I do
commend you for paying attention, and learning. -- Jeo the Songsmith

Felicia -- Um, sorry about cutting your throat.  Glad you didn't die. -- Sekhat
P.S.  Hey!  You're a man!

Stump -- "Bad cat"?  You should know, that's not a phrase that has ANY effect on
cats. -- Sekhat

Debby T. -- I'll notice if you don't write a spyreport.  They are the highlight of my
fortnight! -- Jeo the Songsmith

     You must have dull fortnights.

Jeo the Songsmith -- I sing better than you do.  You waste too much energy flying. --
Treefrog

Rosella -- Thanks, I needed that win.  It builds confidence. -- Wooden Arrow

Savory -- Then perhaps you should try being alive?  Although... with your style, that
might be an impermanent condition. -- Whitebraid

Marei -- Drat.  And I'm not sure the skills will help, either. -- Stump

Rosella -- Ah, Arrow annoyed you?  Or having to work more than one fight?  Really, I
didn't make that happen. -- Redthorn

Me, neither. -- Mossrock

Debby Tonte -- We noticed, but we don't care.  We don't read those things anyway. --
the Greenwardens

     I guessed that.  But the Lord Marshall noted and wrote a column, so I'll do one
     for him. -- Debby Tonte

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HIMEY THE PIMP was devastated by ALE'CHAI TALLSKY in a 4 minute Challenge Title fight.
DREAD demolished SMUG BUG in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
JADRA vanquished GAZELLE in a popular 3 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BIONIC BUFFALO was defeated by WILD THANG! in a 2 minute Challenge match.
DEFIANCE was bested by SUPERIOR FORCES in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
SISSY CHRISSY was overpowered by FLY SWATTER in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
NYZEIL OGLATA devastated BILBO BAGGINNI in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
NIGHTCAP handily defeated CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GIMME SOME SUGAR was viciously subdued by HATHU in a popular 8 minute gruesome duel.
KOOKABURRA lost to MACHINE in a 2 minute fight.
THE QUICKLING overpowered WHITEBRAID in a 1 minute uneven match.
RAMPAGE overpowered SEKHAT in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
JEO THE SONGSMITH viciously subdued TREEFROG in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.
WOODEN ARROW demolished XHUGHA KARGARIT in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.
STUMP was overcome by SAVORY in a popular 1 minute conflict.
REDTHORN was unbelievably bested by LUCIFREYJA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.
MOSSROCK was viciously subdued by ROSELLA in a exciting 6 minute bloody fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        75 -  45 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  15 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  38 -  0      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  20 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  40 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  28 -  0      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  28 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 542 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         5  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         6 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  4         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ALE'CHAI TALLSKY 35-4026   40   9  0  279 PHILANTHROPISTS (510)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          182 127  0  286 DARKLINGS (1160)
LUNGING ATTACK   WILD THANG! 29-2393        32  24  0  232 STREET WALKERS (14)
WALL OF STEEL    SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543   140 185  3  224 DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLY SWATTER 20-2660        39  17  1  206 PHILANTHROPISTS (773)
TOTAL PARRY      GAZELLE 56-3701            81  96  0  194 REDHORSE (823)
BASHING ATTACK   KOOKABURRA 33-4151        117 163  4  193 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)
STRIKING ATTACK  SISSY CHRISSY 29-1347      42  38  3  188 STREET WALKERS (14)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260   51 113  0  136 BLUE EYRIE (1300)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALE'CHAI 
TALLSKY 35-4026, MOSSROCK 15-4871, JADRA 61-3379, BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570, REDTHORN 
15-4943, SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543, RAMPAGE 32-5076, JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260, TREEFROG 
15-4177, and WOODEN ARROW 15-4619.

The least popular fighter this week was WHITEBRAID 15-2110.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196, BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508, STUMP 15-4882, 
SEKHAT 7-2251, SISSY CHRISSY 29-1347, SMUG BUG 55-2900, FLY SWATTER 20-2660, SAVORY 
32-4143, THE QUICKLING 70-1669, and KOOKABURRA 33-4151.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  0 0  ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  KHALANI(55)          0  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  SEAM(20)             1  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          1  1 0  
ZUKAL(9)             0  1 0  LAPUR(29)            1  2 0  JURINE(61)           1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       0  1 0  ARVAT(32)            3  1 0  SENTERN(70)          1  0 0  
MALCORN(15)          1  5 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   1  1 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        1  0 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  0 0  MURSKA(35)           1  0 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    51 113  0  136  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 SEKHAT 7-2251               38  68  2  150  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508       23   6  0  184  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      54  55  0  200  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 WOODEN ARROW 15-4619        26  15  0  134  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753       39  29  1  232  PHILANTHROPISTS (1262)     ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    37  30  0  185  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 FLY SWATTER 20-2660         39  17  1  206  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
 WILD THANG! 29-2393         32  24  0  232  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 DREAD 32-4666               42  23  0  219  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    140 185  3  224  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 ALE'CHAI TALLSKY 35-4026    40   9  0  279  PHILANTHROPISTS (510)      MURSKA
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            99 178  0  191  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 MACHINE 56-3795             27  20  0  201  DIRTIE (1345)              ROCANIS
 JADRA 61-3379               36  24  1  221  PHILANTHROPISTS (1268)     JURINE
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       98 230  3  182  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           182 127  0  286  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     135 153  0  204  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN