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Date   : 02/24/2011    Duedate: 03/09/2011

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-553

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 MIDDLE ITALY 9/1360  1631  949 13 63.2      PHILANTHROPISTS 20/773                
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                      PHILANTHROPISTS 29/1350               
    WIDE WORLD OF... 84/1370                    PHILANTHROPISTS 40/1234               
    DO IT AGAIN 11/1239                       6 REDHORSE 56/823       702  699  7 50.1
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                    DARKLINGS 74/1160                     
    SONS OF SATAN 97/1371                       CASTAWAYS 7/1301                      
  2 GLADIATORS 17/1328    798  507  9 61.1      BLUE EYRIE 1/1300                     
    FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 17/1293                 7 LUROCIANS II 33/775   201  209  5 49.0
    ROMAN HEROES 32/17                          BLOOD TITANS 82/1347                  
    CAESAR'S POOL HALL 31/608                 8 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  441  482 10 47.8
    IDES OF MARCH 19/492                        THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
  3 DIRTIE 56/1345        217  149  2 59.3    9 ON THE ROCKS 35/303    30   33  2 47.6
    DEAD WE SUCK 32/1336                     10 RHYME TYME 55/397     387  447  2 46.4
  4-DIVINE HERIT 33/1364  190  168  7 53.1      GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
  5-PHILATHROPIS 45/1368  485  453  7 51.7   11-STREET WALKERS 29/14  189  229  4 45.2
    PHILANTHROPISTS 56/1271                  12 DUPLICATE RED 33/764  846 1122 12 43.0
    PHILANTHROPISTS 61/1268                  13 GREENWARDENS 15/770   696 1515 12 31.5

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

          The Caesar Chronicles: Observations from the Pinnacle of Greatness
                       A Day in the Life of an Arvat Legend...

     The thunder of chariot wheels was deafening as Caesar and his entourage rode
triumphantly through the perfectly paved stoned avenues of Arvat's central Coliseum
District, home of powerful guildhouse's and an ancient history of legendary combat.
The rogue city-state and Brotherhood of the Blade stronghold was feared by many
throughout the realm.  Arvat, bastion of Free Blades power and scourge of the East,
now immensely wealthy after all of these long years.  As the chariot procession made
its way through the crowded thoroughfare, under the shadow of the towering Temple of
Caesar, past adulating crowds and women trying to throw themselves before Caesar and
amongst the sea of falling rose petals, Caesar looked out at the teeming throngs and
waved to his subjects.  With Caesar were his henchmen, seasoned Primus veterans
Augustus II and Trebonius the Magnificent. El Magnifico, the old man of Arvat!  The
procession thundered through the streets of the renegade and lawless Free Blades
city.  A city of strong blades, despicable deeds and unpredictability in its actions.
Several powerful land barons and wealthy guildhouse owners controlled a corrupt city
government, leaving the city largely under their sway.
     Among the homes of the elite and before the massive doors of the Roman
Guildhouse, Caesar and his men departed, gave one final wave to the rabble and
entered the lavish headquarters of one of Arvat's most villainous enterprises.
Smiling, bowing coolie servants quickly greeted the men, took their cloaks and
brought fresh beers to the three, one of Caesar's favorites-- Ayinger Altbairisch
Dunkel.  They quickly moved into one of their favorite billiard rooms.  But the
Meucci Original cues remained idle of their racks and balls silent upon the Brunswick
Gold tables.  This was no joking matter; the men had serious business to discuss.
The three sipped their beers, weary from the long journey back to their dark citadel.
Soon after. the three men retired for the afternoon, eager for rest prior to the
nightly games.  Caesar had returned to Arvat and was busy making preparations for an
arena comeback.  Preparations that involved a little blood letting...
     Later that night, the coliseum crowds had assembled to view the Dark Arena
games. The two dollar draft beers, five cent buffalo wings and half price admission
didn't hurt the attendance either.  High atop one of then oldest luxury boxes sat
Caesar and his lieutenants.  The three men were flanked by their usual throng of
servants who tended to their every need as they sipped ice cold beer from large
ornate goblets.
     The Roman stable has remained an Arvat institution and fixture at the massive
coliseum for over twenty years, yielding many Duelmasters and Lord Protectors
throughout its long history.  The stable was situated in one of the premier berths
and separated from the blood stained sands by massive thirty foot high gates. A
sophisticated lever system opened the heavy gates from which Caesar's Romans emerged
to entertain the unwashed masses of Arvat.  A crew of forty coolies operated the
mechanism used to open the gates.  Their sweaty, sinewy frames toiled to open the
portals.  The "heave ho, heave ho" from their efforts could be heard throughout the
Arvat night.  Fans eagerly awaited, clutching mugs of luke warm beer and munching hot
wings.
     On one side of the arena sands, the Mountain Troll roared his fury, bound by
enormous chains lest he break lose, grab the nearby maul and leap over the wall into
the stands.  Nearby, the Arenamaster and his men stood by with tranquilizer darts and
their hands upon their hilts.  The darts were laced with a rare venom from a man
eating plant in the Arvat swamplands that rendered one unconscious immediately.
Coolies were trained to carefully venture into the marshland on rafts and extract the
venom from these large, deadly plants, albeit it often at a high price.  However,
with so many coolies available for this undertaking, no one really ever noticed.
     The coolies had finally succeeded in opening the Roman portal.  A terrified,
young Roman bearing a quarterstaff was forced out onto the sands by some of Caesar's
henchmen.  Quickly, the coolies toiled and were able to close the doors behind them,
relieved not to be caught on the wrong side as was often the case.  This only added
to the crowds amusement, but not this evening as every coolie was accounted for.
     "Yonder Octavius looks awfully terrified," mused Caesar.
     "Another fool, my lord and a necessary casualty in our campaign towards cleaning
up our team record and achieving one hundred kills," responded Trebonius the
Magnificent.
     The Mountain Troll, snarling and vicious was carefully released.  However, not
with enough care to avert the tragic screaming ending for one coolie too slow to make
it from the arena floor.  His horrific scream echoed throughout the Arvat night as
the troll crushed his diminutive frame and lunged forward to meet Octavius.  The
crowd let loose in laughter, amused by the carnage.
     Octavius panicked and raced to the opposite wall, the troll right on his heels.
Before he could reach the wall, the great maul swung forth with tremendous energy and
felled him.  A sound similar to twigs snapping resounded as Octavius was caught in
the upper back.  With a gurgling scream of sheer terror, he fell to the sands.  The
troll snickered as he leaped up and down on his broken back, crushing him with his
stinky troll feet.  The crowd screamed its approval and demand for more beer.  This
was only the first of several night fights.
     "It is good to be back again!" exclaimed Caesar. "Arvat is our home arena and we
should at least fight one of our three teams here.  Octavius is the first to go, but
will not be the last.  I will not tolerate these weaklings."
     All three men let loose with great laughter.  Caesar's Romans had returned to
Arvat.

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 664): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 666): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 562): STONEDOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 660): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 662): SARDO GRACKEL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 653): SEXTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 654): HAIR IN SINK of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 651): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 627): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 648): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 645): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 637): ST MAGDALENE of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 595): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): ACE FREHLEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 527): ERBIN GOETZ of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 512): CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 494): VONNER WESS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 488): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 449): RIELLA TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 444): QUEEN of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 436): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 552): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 664): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 666): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 562): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 660): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 662): MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 653): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 654): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 651): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 645): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 645): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 637): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 595): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): DANGER DANGER (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 526): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 512): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 494): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 488): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 449): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 444): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 436): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 552): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): AURELIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 527): ERBIN GOETZ of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 488): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): BRASELL of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Listen, I have to make this short, because the sun is shining.  This time of
year, that's an event I don't want to miss.
     So what we've got is:
     Feel the Buzz had the biggest point gain at 37.  Sandman had the biggest drop at
28.
     Darklings was most avoided, by Roman Heroes.  Treefrog was most challenged.
     We had twenty-one fights with two standbys.  Nine were challenges--those are the
ones I'm going to mention, one tv and the rest radio.

     DARDANIUS (19-2683) (17-6-1,58) of IDES OF MARCH challenged TREEFROG (15-4177)
(23-25-0,63) of GREENWARDENS.  Up 5.  DARDANIUS lost to TREEFROG in a 2 minute gory
Challenge fight.  This is totally weird.  I mean, we know Treefrog CAN win fights, or
he wouldn't have made it to the Isle, but lately, well, some people just aren't made
for fighting on the Isle, you know?
     REPUGNANT (97-3677) (10-1-4,35) of SONS OF SATAN challenged MOSSROCK (15-4871)
(33-33-2,84) of GREENWARDENS.  Up 49, which is crazy.  REPUGNANT lost to MOSSROCK in
an action packed 3 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  But Repug probably learned a
lot?  We can hope.
     SCAPA (35-4198) (17-4-1,77) of ON THE ROCKS challenged JEO THE SONGSMITH (1-
3260) (53-121-0,92) of BLUE EYRIE.  Up 15.  SCAPA narrowly defeated JEO THE SONGSMITH
in an action packed 5 minute Challenge melee.  Yay!  Show that feathered wimp what a
groundgrubber can do!
     TIBERIUS (17-6979) (23-2-2,143) of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM challenged WOODEN ARROW
(15-4619) (30-21-0,137) of GREENWARDENS.  Down 6.  TIBERIUS overpowered WOODEN ARROW
in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  Arrow's another guy that probably should
never have come to the Isle.  But, you know, there isn't usually much ELSE a
gladiator can do.  I mean, how many are accountants on the side?

     GERMANICUS (17-6999) (35-15-2,173) of GLADIATORS challenged WHITEBRAID (15-2110)
(33-51-1,129) of GREENWARDENS.  Down 44.  GERMANICUS vanquished WHITEBRAID in a 1
minute mismatched Challenge fight.  About what anyone would expect.
     BIONIC BUFFALO (11-6570) (58-60-0,182) of DO IT AGAIN challenged SMUG BUG (55-
2900) (105-182-0,206) of RHYME TYME.  Up 24.  BIONIC BUFFALO overpowered SMUG BUG in
a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.  Good!  Smash that Bug, grind him into the
sand!
     GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-4936) (44-32-0,197) of ARMY OF DARKNESS challenged THE
QUICKLING (70-1669) (99-239-3,189) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Down 8.  GIMME SOME SUGAR was
viciously subdued by THE QUICKLING in a 5 minute Challenge brawl.  Well, darn.
Still, I guess having more than three hundred regular arena fights does give a guy an
edge.
     RAMPAGE (32-5076) (21-1-0,212) of ANGELS OF PAIN TV challenged REM (74-2853)
(80-64-0,341) of DARKLINGS.  Up 129.  RAMPAGE was devastated by REM in an action
packed 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Bold, Rampage, but then, with a tv, we
expect bold.  Congratulations on the tv, by the way.

For the title:
     CORNELIUS (31-3485) (52-14-1,224) of CAESAR'S POOL HALL challenged SUPERIOR
FORCES (33-4543) (150-185-3,376) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  Up 152.  CORNELIUS was
demolished by SUPERIOR FORCES in a 1 minute Challenge Title melee.  I suppose this is
not a surprise, either.  To tell the truth, I'm kinda hoping to see some of these
major fossils get sucked off to Primus this Split.  But you never know.

                                      Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    151 185  3  406  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 REM 74-2853                 81  64  0  364  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           191 129  0  288  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     142 157  0  229  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151         124 167  5  214  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669      100 239  3  207  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
-DRIZZT 40-4146              39  47  0  206  PHILANTHROPISTS (1234)     ZENSU
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434       24   3  0  206  BLOOD TITANS (1347)        DWES EG
 GAZELLE 56-3701             89  99  0  205  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      59  60  0  202  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
-WILD THANG! 29-2393         34  28  0  201  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
-FLY SWATTER 20-2660         39  20  1  200  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         61  24  1  197  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 RED BARON 33-1092           51  51  3  196  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
-JADRA 61-3379               36  25  1  196  PHILANTHROPISTS (1268)     JURINE
 MARCELLUS 32-5133           31  10  0  196  ROMAN HEROES (17)          ARVAT
 RAMPAGE 32-5076             21   2  0  195  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
-ALDALDON 56-3913            35  28  1  193  PHILANTHROPISTS (1271)     ROCANIS
-PHIL PHILANTHROPIS 20-3330  31  57  2  193  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    44  33  0  191  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 CORNELIUS 31-3485           52  15  1  190  CAESAR'S POOL HALL (608)   CHIMLEVTAL
 SEKHAT 7-2251               42  75  2  189  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
-HIMEY THE PIMP 29-730       59  45  1  186  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 ANTONIUS 19-5063            38  22  0  185  IDES OF MARCH (492)        ZUWAYZA
 SMUG BUG 55-2900           105 183  0  181  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GERMANICUS 17-6999          36  15  2  175  GLADIATORS (1328)          ALJAFIR
 SLEEPWALKER 74-2843         50  99  1  174  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
-SISSY CHRISSY 29-1347       44  42  3  173  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 MACHINE 56-3795             30  28  0  173  DIRTIE (1345)              ROCANIS
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508       27  12  0  172  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 TIBERIUS 17-6979            24   2  2  157  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 SAPHRONICUS 17-6850         23   7  0  155  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 STUMP 15-4882               27  49  0  152  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SANDMAN 74-2896             48  85  3  138  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 FEEL THE BUZZ 35-2490       20  12  1  137  ON THE ROCKS (303)         MURSKA
 SAVORY 32-4143              29  21  1  136  DEAD WE SUCK (1336)        ARVAT
 WHITEBRAID 15-2110          33  52  1  135  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 WOODEN ARROW 15-4619        30  22  0  135  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
-QUINTUS 17-6913             29  20  4  112  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 MARLENUS 31-6184            21   9  1  110  CAESAR'S POOL HALL (608)   CHIMLEVTAL

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-DEEP DOOM 45-1933           20  13  1   99  PHILATHROPISTS (1368)      STORMCROWE
 SCAPA 35-4198               18   4  1   93  ON THE ROCKS (303)         MURSKA

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 AURELIUS 19-5075            18   4  0   90  IDES OF MARCH (492)        ZUWAYZA
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    53 122  0   86  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 MOSSROCK 15-4871            34  33  2   86  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
-MAKADOS 29-4704             22  11  0   84  PHILANTHROPISTS (1350)     LAPUR
 HORMONAL GROWTH 84-15611    12   2  0   82  WIDE WORLD OF... (1370)    BLACKSTONE
 TREEFROG 15-4177            24  25  0   74  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 REDTHORN 15-4943            24  22  0   72  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
-BITCHIN' BEAST 33-5228      12   6  0   61  DIVINE HERITAGE (1364)     NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DARDANIUS 19-2683           17   7  1   55  IDES OF MARCH (492)        ZUWAYZA
 REPUGNANT 97-3677           10   2  4   45  SONS OF SATAN (1371)       SHADOW GROVE

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Redthorn -- Argh!  You ended my streak.  Well fought, though.  I definitely have a
lot to learn from you. -- Scapa

Wooden Arrow -- Isn't your buddy Charismatic around here somewhere for you to bully
instead of me. ;) -- Feel the Buzz

Bilbo Bagginni -- Helpful, although unintentionally so.  -- Sekhat

Superior Forces -- I really, really, really don't like fighting you. -- Gazelle
P.S.  Congrats on winning the title though.

Drizzt -- I should have been matched with Superior Forces and you should have been
matched with Gazelle.  *sigh*  That's the Commission for you. -- Nightcap

Phil Philanthopist -- You're lucky my manager doesn't know how to manage aimed blows,
or you might be getting resurrected right now. -- Rem

Aldaldon -- Not at all subtle, are you? -- Sandman

Quintus -- Ow.  Bad match for you.  Sorry. -- Sleepwalker

Whitebraid -- I know it must appear that I threw that fight.  However kind it might
have seemed, truly I did not.  I am not kind at all to groundgrubbers. -- Jeo the
Songsmith

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAMPAGE was devastated by REM in a action packed 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
CORNELIUS was demolished by SUPERIOR FORCES in a 1 minute Challenge Title melee.
GIMME SOME SUGAR was viciously subdued by THE QUICKLING in a 5 minute Challenge brawl.
BIONIC BUFFALO overpowered SMUG BUG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
GERMANICUS vanquished WHITEBRAID in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TIBERIUS overpowered WOODEN ARROW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SCAPA narrowly defeated JEO THE SONGSMITH in a action packed 5 minute Challenge melee.
REPUGNANT lost to MOSSROCK in a action packed 3 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DARDANIUS lost to TREEFROG in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
NIGHTCAP overpowered MARTIN BLANK in a 2 minute gory one-sided melee.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL savagely defeated RED BARON in a 2 minute bloody match.
KOOKABURRA handily defeated ANTONIUS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided contest.
ARTEMIDORUS devastated SLEEPWALKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
GAZELLE overpowered MACHINE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BILBO BAGGINNI was unbelievably bested by SEKHAT in a 2 minute duel.
SANDMAN was handily defeated by SAPHRONICUS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MARCELLUS devastated ARUNDA ROCKTROLL in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
STUMP narrowly defeated SAVORY in a exciting 4 minute brutal match.
MARLENUS was overpowered by FEEL THE BUZZ in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
REDTHORN was bested by HORMONAL GROWTH in a popular 1 minute bout.
AURELIUS vanquished ROSELLA in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     18 -   7 -  0      72  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  17 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  2      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    53 -  50 -  0      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        31 -  34 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  14 -  0      22  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  18 -  0      22  |

Turn 553 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 - 10         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         5 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543   151 185  3  406 DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764)
LUNGING ATTACK   REM 74-2853                81  64  0  364 DARKLINGS (1160)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          191 129  0  288 DARKLINGS (1160)
BASHING ATTACK   KOOKABURRA 33-4151        124 167  5  214 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE QUICKLING 70-1669     100 239  3  207 SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARTIN BLANK 82-28434      24   3  0  206 BLOOD TITANS (1347)
TOTAL PARRY      GAZELLE 56-3701            89  99  0  205 REDHORSE (823)
AIMED BLOW       BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570     59  60  0  202 DO IT AGAIN (1239)
STRIKING ATTACK  SEKHAT 7-2251              42  75  2  189 CASTAWAYS (1301)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SAPHRONICUS 17-6850        23   7  0  155 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SCAPA 35-4198.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAVORY 32-4143, THE 
QUICKLING 70-1669, REPUGNANT 97-3677, STUMP 15-4882, GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936, JEO 
THE SONGSMITH 1-3260, REM 74-2853, BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570, MOSSROCK 15-4871, and 
NIGHTCAP 74-2745.

The least popular fighter this week was SANDMAN 74-2896.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WOODEN ARROW 15-4619, MARLENUS 31-6184, MACHINE 56-3795, SLEEPWALKER 
74-2843, WHITEBRAID 15-2110, CORNELIUS 31-3485, REDTHORN 15-4943, SAPHRONICUS 
17-6850, SEKHAT 7-2251, and GAZELLE 56-3701.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  1 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       0  2 0  SENTERN(70)          1  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            1  2 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        2  2 0  
ZUKAL(9)             0  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   2  1 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  0 0  MURSKA(35)           2  0 0  DWES EG(82)          0  1 0  
MALCORN(15)          3  3 0  KHALANI(55)          0  1 0  BLACKSTONE(84)       1  0 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          4  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          1  1 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     0  1 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  3 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    53 122  0   86  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SEKHAT 7-2251               42  75  2  189  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508       27  12  0  172  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      59  60  0  202  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 STUMP 15-4882               27  49  0  152  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         61  24  1  197  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    44  33  0  191  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 CORNELIUS 31-3485           52  15  1  190  CAESAR'S POOL HALL (608)   CHIMLEVTAL
 MARCELLUS 32-5133           31  10  0  196  ROMAN HEROES (17)          ARVAT
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    151 185  3  406  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 FEEL THE BUZZ 35-2490       20  12  1  137  ON THE ROCKS (303)         MURSKA
 SMUG BUG 55-2900           105 183  0  181  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 GAZELLE 56-3701             89  99  0  205  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669      100 239  3  207  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 REM 74-2853                 81  64  0  364  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     142 157  0  229  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434       24   3  0  206  BLOOD TITANS (1347)        DWES EG
 HORMONAL GROWTH 84-15611    12   2  0   82  WIDE WORLD OF... (1370)    BLACKSTONE
 REPUGNANT 97-3677           10   2  4   45  SONS OF SATAN (1371)       SHADOW GROVE

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

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

                      JAVA THE HUTT (11-7084) COFFEE WARS  (608)  
                       ACE FREHLEY (47-3669) ROYAL FLUSH  (48)  
                     PUSSY GALORE (82-9062) ROYAL FELINES  (1334)  
                  IMMACULATE (82-35293) SUPERIOR FORCES 4503  (5814)
                     FAT PANTS (82-39862) HAPPY HOLIDAYS  (6631) 
                    TROUE BIDE (82-46080) SACS DE SABLE 3  (7727) 
                     MAD MAX (82-56014) THE WILLBURYS 77  (9435) 
                        CALEB (84-2901) OF WOLF & MAN 5  (573)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes