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Date   : 12/02/2010    Duedate: 12/15/2010

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-547

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 MIDDLE ITALY 9/1360  1617  936 13 63.3      LITTLE EARTHQUAKES 65/1306            
    IN THE JUNGLE 35/1367                     6 REDHORSE 56/823       675  683  7 49.7
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                      DARKLINGS 74/1160                     
    DO IT AGAIN 11/1239                         CASTAWAYS 7/1301                      
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                    BLUE EYRIE 1/1300                     
    WIDE WORLD OF... 84/1370                    CASTAWAYS 65/1369                     
  2 DIRTIE 56/1345        214  140  2 60.5    7 LUROCIANS II 33/775   194  206  5 48.5
    DEAD WE SUCK 32/1336                      8 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  435  476 10 47.7
  3-DIVINE HERIT 33/1364  190  167  7 53.2      THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
  4-PHILATHROPIS 45/1368  482  449  6 51.8    9 RHYME TYME 55/397     380  442  1 46.2
  5 REIGNING DOO 65/1307  134  126  0 51.5      GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
    POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE 43/1312             10 DUPLICATE RED 33/764  840 1122 12 42.8
    LORDS OF VIRTUE 74/1366                  11 GREENWARDENS 15/770   686 1489 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 658): NORTHER of BLUE MOON (JorjaX, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 660): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 550): ZOMBIE PARENT of HARRY POTTER AND THE... (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 654): STONEBOW of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 655): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 647): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 648): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 326): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 645): LHISSON of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 624): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 642): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 639): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 631): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 521): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 506): FALKYNOR of THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 488): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 482): MAMBA of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 443): ".... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 438): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): JOEY of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 546): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 658): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 660): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 550): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 654): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 656): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 647): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 648): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 326): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 645): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 642): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 639): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 631): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 521): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 506): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 488): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 482): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 231): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 443): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 438): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 546): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 657): BISBEE BLUE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 659): DORA BELL of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 647): MINI ME of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 644): KILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                          (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 480): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              LOEKER SMITH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 521): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 487): TOM BAKER of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): JOEY of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     They're laughing at us in Crysalis!  We only had sixteen fights (just two with
standbys, though) and two challenges.  This is awful!  Of course, the other regionals
aren't doing any better, but that doesn't make it, like, GOOD, you know.  Try harder
next year!
     Love went up forty-eight points, Treefrog went down forty-four points, same
fight.  It isn't easy being a frog in the arena, I guess.
     Army of Darkness was most avoided, by Do It Again.  Smart move.
     Rem got the most challenges.

Just the challenge matches, because there's a lot of sickness going around the office
and I want to get out into the sunshine as fast as I can:
     BIONIC BUFFALO (11-6570) (56-57-0,186) of DO IT AGAIN challenged SEKHAT (7-2251)
(41-69-2,189) of CASTAWAYS.  Up 3.  BIONIC BUFFALO savagely defeated SEKHAT in an
exciting 1 minute gory Challenge melee.  And Bionic is totally on the bring of a
winning record!
     GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-4936) (41-30-0,203) of ARMY OF DARKNESS challenged REM (74-
2853) (74-64-0,236) of DARKLINGS.  Up 33.  GIMME SOME SUGAR was viciously subdued by
REM in a 2 minute Challenge fight.  Okay, so Rem isn't into sharing.  That's life.

For the title:
     SUPERIOR FORCES (33-4543) (144-185-3,301) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought RED
BARON (33-1092) (49-48-3,216) of LUROCIANS II.  SUPERIOR FORCES won victory over RED
BARON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title brawl.  I don't know why the crowd was
pleased.  Probably all those complimentary pizzas.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    145 185  3  308  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 REM 74-2853                 75  64  0  250  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 SMUG BUG 55-2900           102 180  0  223  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
-CROOKED HOOF 56-3493        78  92  1  213  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     138 155  0  208  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           185 129  0  203  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 GAZELLE 56-3701             84  98  0  199  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    41  31  0  198  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      57  57  0  196  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 RED BARON 33-1092           49  49  3  196  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       98 235  3  195  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508       26   8  0  195  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151         120 165  4  187  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 DARKNESS ABOVE 65-4856      31  24  0  185  REIGNING DOOM (1307)       DAL SHANG
 MACHINE 56-3795             29  23  0  185  DIRTIE (1345)              ROCANIS
 SEKHAT 7-2251               41  70  2  182  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 *LEATHER* 65-3336           34  31  3  177  LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (1306)  DAL SHANG
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966      46  47  0  166  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
-HUMMINGBIRD 56-3475         75 100  0  153  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SAVORY 32-4143              27  17  1  147  DEAD WE SUCK (1336)        ARVAT
 JEREMY CAMP 43-4626         23   9  0  146  POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (1312 VEASTIAN
 SLEEPWALKER 74-2843         46  97  1  140  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 SANDMAN 74-2896             45  82  3  140  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 WOODEN ARROW 15-4619        28  18  0  123  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 WHITEBRAID 15-2110          31  48  1  118  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 STUMP 15-4882               26  44  0  112  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    52 117  0  109  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOSSROCK 15-4871            33  28  2   91  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE LION KING 35-4124       10   1  0   74  IN THE JUNGLE (1367)       MURSKA
 LOVE 74-3919                 8   2  1   72  LORDS OF VIRTUE (1366)     DAYLA KIV
-ABRA CADAVER 65-5322        13  10  3   65  REIGNING DOOM (1307)       DAL SHANG
-MIDNIGHT SUN 81-1211        15  12  1   58  SUMMERBORN (1365)          SHADOWSPIRE
-ICECLAW 65-3364             25  18  0   55  CASTAWAYS (1369)           DAL SHANG
-BITCHIN' BEAST 33-5228      12   5  0   53  DIVINE HERITAGE (1364)     NIATOLI ISLAND
 TREEFROG 15-4177            22  21  0   52  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 REDTHORN 15-4943            22  18  0   51  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-FSSTIS KACHIEU 65-3370      35  42  1   49  CASTAWAYS (1369)           DAL SHANG

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Smug Bug -- Wow.  We both have to tell our managers to change our trains, huh? --
Gazelle

Superior Forces -- The Fennith stopped me!  That Eddie guy, Lady Greywand's herald.
Otherwise I might have won. -- Nightcap

Bionic Buffalo -- Isn't that annoying when someone in the stands calls you a stuipid
idiot?  They should come down to the sands and try it. -- Rem

Bilbo Bagginni -- There are some disadvantages to using that weapon, aren't there? --
Sekhat

Savory -- That was hardly a good test. -- Jeo the Songsmith

Redthorn -- Good try.  I'm hardly invincible but with so much more fight experience
than you, there's no shame in losing. -- Sleepwalker

Treefrog -- You're pretty good, but SO green.  And in an arena full of old farts,
it's not easy being green. -- Sandman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GIMME SOME SUGAR was viciously subdued by REM in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BIONIC BUFFALO savagely defeated SEKHAT in a exciting 1 minute gory Challenge melee.
SUPERIOR FORCES won victory over RED BARON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title brawl.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL overpowered *LEATHER* in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
KOOKABURRA was defeated by GAZELLE in a 2 minute struggle.
SMUG BUG savagely defeated ARUNDA ROCKTROLL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.
MACHINE viciously subdued LORD FIREFLASH in a action packed 3 minute gruesome melee.
DARKNESS ABOVE lost to BILBO BAGGINNI in a action packed 3 minute gruesome fight.
THE QUICKLING was overpowered by NIGHTCAP in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
JEO THE SONGSMITH was overpowered by JEREMY CAMP in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
SANDMAN handily defeated WHITEBRAID in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided contest.
SLEEPWALKER overpowered STUMP in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SAVORY overpowered WOODEN ARROW in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TREEFROG was devastated by LOVE in a 1 minute brutal uneven duel.
REDTHORN was devastated by THE LION KING in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MOSSROCK savagely defeated BITTER ALMOND in a exciting 4 minute brutal bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        50 -  34 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  36 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  26 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  24 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 547 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543   145 185  3  308 DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764)
LUNGING ATTACK   REM 74-2853                75  64  0  250 DARKLINGS (1160)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          185 129  0  203 DARKLINGS (1160)
TOTAL PARRY      GAZELLE 56-3701            84  98  0  199 REDHORSE (823)
AIMED BLOW       BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570     57  57  0  196 DO IT AGAIN (1239)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE QUICKLING 70-1669      98 235  3  195 SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)
BASHING ATTACK   KOOKABURRA 33-4151        120 165  4  187 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)
STRIKING ATTACK  SEKHAT 7-2251              41  70  2  182 CASTAWAYS (1301)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SANDMAN 74-2896            45  82  3  140 DARKLINGS (1160)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508.  The ten other most popular fighters were REM 
74-2853, SMUG BUG 55-2900, MACHINE 56-3795, DARKNESS ABOVE 65-4856, MOSSROCK 15-4871, 
BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570, NIGHTCAP 74-2745, JEREMY CAMP 43-4626, SANDMAN 74-2896, and 
CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196.

The least popular fighter this week was REDTHORN 15-4943.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TREEFROG 15-4177, WOODEN ARROW 15-4619, STUMP 15-4882, 
WHITEBRAID 15-2110, JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260, SEKHAT 7-2251, SAVORY 32-4143, 
SLEEPWALKER 74-2843, *LEATHER* 65-3336, and GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  1 0  ARVAT(32)            1  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          2  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   1  3 0  DAL SHANG(65)        0  2 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  0 0  MURSKA(35)           1  0 0  SENTERN(70)          0  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  0 0  VEASTIAN(43)         1  0 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        5  0 0  
MALCORN(15)          1  5 0  KHALANI(55)          1  0 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    52 117  0  109  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 SEKHAT 7-2251               41  70  2  182  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508       26   8  0  195  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      57  57  0  196  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 WOODEN ARROW 15-4619        28  18  0  123  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    41  31  0  198  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 SAVORY 32-4143              27  17  1  147  DEAD WE SUCK (1336)        ARVAT
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    145 185  3  308  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 THE LION KING 35-4124       10   1  0   74  IN THE JUNGLE (1367)       MURSKA
 JEREMY CAMP 43-4626         23   9  0  146  POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (1312 VEASTIAN
 SMUG BUG 55-2900           102 180  0  223  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 GAZELLE 56-3701             84  98  0  199  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 DARKNESS ABOVE 65-4856      31  24  0  185  REIGNING DOOM (1307)       DAL SHANG
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       98 235  3  195  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 REM 74-2853                 75  64  0  250  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     138 155  0  208  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN