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Date   : 12/01/2011    Duedate: 12/14/2011

FREE BLADES ARENA

DM 103    TURN 573

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1-THE WILLBUR 78/1376   11    5   0 68.8    6 LUROCIANS II 33/775  249  247   6 50.2
  2 MIDDLE ITALY 9/1360 1673  984  13 63.0      BLOOD TITANS 82/1347
    DEVIL ADVOCATES 32/298                      LUROCIANS XI 74/1038
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                    LUROCIAN ROYALTY 43/1349
  3 DIRTIE 56/1345       233  173   2 57.4    7 RHYME TYME 55/397    409  465   2 46.8
    DEAD WE SUCK 32/1336                        GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278
  4 REDHORSE 56/823      784  757   7 50.9    8 HABIT 78/1375        889 1162  14 43.3
    CASTAWAYS 7/1301                            ASSORTED 32/578
    BLUE EYRIE 1/1300                           UNDER DURESS 64/743
    DARKLINGS 74/1160                           DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764
  5 ON THE ROCKS 35/303   56   54   2 50.9    9 GREENWARDENS 15/770  732 1599  12 31.4

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): TIGHT BLOUSE of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 602): STARFLOWER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 682): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 673): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 668): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 665): VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 314): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 295): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 547): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 514): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 508): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 464): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 455): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 572): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 602): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 682): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 673): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): MOM'S STUFF (The Kid, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 271): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 668): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 665): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 314): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 295): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 547): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 514): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 508): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 464): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 455): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 572): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 681): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                            BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            FREE PARKING of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
                (turn 673): THE GREAT GAZOO of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                          (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 532): CHILMAN ELSE of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                  (turn 468): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 463): BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 454): DELNA BERIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

     I've been here before, and here I am again.  I like it.
     I've been here before, and here I am again.  I like it.

                      Superior (that name is not a joke) Forces

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Wow, Superior Forces (the gladiator) has been sucked off to Primus!  I thought I
heard a lot of kicking and screaming a few days ago, but I didn't realize what it
meant.  I wonder who else has gone?
     Well, anyway, the clerks handed me some spy report stuff, mostly pretty boring
because they never have figured out how to write anything fun.  But you might like to
know some of it, so:  Jeo the Songsmith rose the farthest, 29 points.  Not because of
his wings, he has to keep those closed up in the arena.  S. Mary Rose dropped
fartherest, 23 points.
     Darklings was most avoided, with Army of Darkness doing most of the avoiding.
Kookaburra (not gone to Primus, I guess) got the most challenges.
     We had seventeen fights, with only two standbys.  This is GOOD, which I never
thought I'd say about seventeen fights, but there its.  Six challenges.

     KING COREY (43-4620) (26-21-1,74) of LUROCIAN ROYALTY fought ROSELLA (103-39)
(26-25-0,100) of the College of Mimes.  KING COREY was bested by ROSELLA in a 2
minute fight.  Well, you know, I should hope so!
     SANDMAN (74-2896) (59-93-3,141) of DARKLINGS fought XHUGHA KARGARIT (103-38)
(32-28-1,130) of the College of Mimes.  SANDMAN vanquished XHUGHA KARGARIT in a crowd
pleasing 3 minute bloody one-sided fray.  Sometimes "vanquished" means "removed in a
plain van."  I bet you didn't know that.
     WHITEBRAID (15-2110) (38-66-1,162) of GREENWARDENS fought MACHINE (56-3795) (39-
38-0,141) of DIRTIE.  WHITEBRAID won victory over MACHINE in a crowd pleasing 1
minute bout.  Gosh, who knew Whitebraid could do this?
     SLEEPWALKER (74-2843) (57-111-1,173) of DARKLINGS fought TREEFROG (15-4177) (30-
38-0,101) of GREENWARDENS.  SLEEPWALKER overpowered TREEFROG in a popular 1 minute
mismatched conflict.  You know what happens to a tree frog who falls asleep?  He
falls out of his tree!  Uneven fights will do that.
     REM (74-2853) (92-72-0,180) of DARKLINGS fought MOSSROCK (15-4871) (42-44-2,144)
of GREENWARDENS.  REM viciously subdued MOSSROCK in an exciting 2 minute bloody
battle.  The spy reporter stuff the clerks put together should include something like
"team with the most uneven matches."  I suppose they don't want to take the time to
figure it out.

     S. MARY ROSE (78-2313) (63-77-2,195) of HABIT fought JEO THE SONGSMITH (1-3260)
(63-131-0,164) of BLUE EYRIE.  S. MARY ROSE was overpowered by JEO THE SONGSMITH in a
3 minute one-sided match.  This was the biggest upset fight.  Probably really
upsetting.  And the Jeo will crow about it next time, if he thinks of writing
personals at all.
     SEKHAT (7-2251) (49-87-2,191) of CASTAWAYS fought MARTIN BLANK (82-28434) (36-
10-0,196) of BLOOD TITANS.  SEKHAT was overcome by MARTIN BLANK in a 2 minute bout.
Do you suppose Martin's longer id number gives him an edge?
     CONTROVERSY (64-3914) (45-51-1,187) of UNDER DURESS fought SAVORY (32-4143) (36-
33-1,157) of DEAD WE SUCK.  CONTROVERSY overpowered SAVORY in a 1 minute one-sided
fight.  It's always like that, most times.
     RED BARON (33-1092) (61-60-3,206) of LUROCIANS II fought ARGUMENT (64-3915) (41-
55-0,199) of UNDER DURESS.  RED BARON was viciously subdued by ARGUMENT in an action
packed 2 minute fight.  No argument like a sword!  At least, that's what Olaf says.
     SMUG BUG (55-2900) (117-190-0,263) of RHYME TYME fought NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (207-
132-0,223) of DARKLINGS.  SMUG BUG lost to NIGHTCAP in an action packed 2 minute
duel.  Darn, both of these guys still here!  I wouldn't have been surprised if Primus
got 'em.  Well, maybe next time.

The challenges:
     OBAN (35-4213) (19-9-1,104) of ON THE ROCKS challenged WOODEN ARROW (15-4619)
(32-39-0,127) of GREENWARDENS.  Up 23.  OBAN was overpowered by WOODEN ARROW in a 1
minute one-sided Challenge struggle.  That surprised a lot of the bookies, so watch
out when you leave the arena today.  Surprised bookies usually means trouble.
     GARY M. REAPER (32-2502) (68-42-1,177) of DEVIL ADVOCATES challenged REDTHORN
(15-4943) (32-33-0,171) of GREENWARDENS.  Down 6.  GARY M. REAPER devastated REDTHORN
in a 2 minute uneven Challenge brawl.  Not a surprise.
     FEEL THE BUZZ (35-2490) (31-17-1,187) of ON THE ROCKS challenged KOOKABURRA (33-
4151) (133-177-5,198) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.  Up 11.  FEEL THE BUZZ was overpowered
by KOOKABURRA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Darn, Kooky's still here,
too.  Well, I guess we can't lose the fossils all at once.
     BILBO BAGGINNI (9-5508) (39-19-0,209) of MIDDLE ITALY challenged SERGE (32-3549)
(45-48-0,212) of ASSORTED.  Up 3.  BILBO BAGGINNI was vanquished by SERGE in a 1
minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  Another surprising win!  I mean, you can see that
Serge is working on a LOSING record, right?
     SCAPA (35-4198) (27-11-1,194) of ON THE ROCKS challenged LORD FIREFLASH (33-
2966) (54-53-1,198) of LUROCIANS II.  Up 4.  SCAPA was demolished by LORD FIREFLASH
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.  Not so close as you might think, but I hope
Scapa learned a lot?
     GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-4936) (55-41-0,206) of ARMY OF DARKNESS challenged STUMP
(15-4882) (32-63-0,200) of GREENWARDENS.  Down 6.  GIMME SOME SUGAR devastated STUMP
in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.  This is the kind of stuff
(losing) that Stump is good at.

For the title:
     GAZELLE (56-3701) (103-104-0,217) of REDHORSE fought FLESH RIPPER (74-3375) (29-
12-1,231) of LUROCIANS XI.  GAZELLE devastated FLESH RIPPER in a 1 minute one-sided
Title competition.  I bet Gazelle complains about writing a column, but I will, you
know, nag.  The Lord Marshall should write.  Or get someone to write for him.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GAZELLE 56-3701             104 104     237  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SERGE 32-3549                46  48     232  ASSORTED (578)             ARVAT
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            208 132     231  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936     56  41     217  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966       55  53  1  216  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          134 177  5  212  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            117 191     210  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 ARGUMENT 64-3915             42  55     209  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
-UNFORGETTABLE 78-2306        24   5  3  208  THE WILLBURYS 78 (1376)    LIN TIRIAN
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434        37  10     201  BLOOD TITANS (1347)        DWES EG
 RED BARON 33-1092            61  61  3  194  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 SEKHAT 7-2251                49  88  2  194  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 STUMP 15-4882                32  64     194  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260     64 131     193  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 CONTROVERSY 64-3914          46  51  1  191  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508        39  20     190  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 FLESH RIPPER 74-3375         29  13  1  190  LUROCIANS XI (1038)        DAYLA KIV
 GARY M. REAPER 32-2502       69  42  1  186  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 SCAPA 35-4198                27  12  1  186  ON THE ROCKS (303)         MURSKA
 REM 74-2853                  93  72     182  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FEEL THE BUZZ 35-2490        31  18  1  180  ON THE ROCKS (303)         MURSKA
 SLEEPWALKER 74-2843          58 111  1  175  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 S. MARY ROSE 78-2313         63  78  2  172  HABIT (1375)               LIN TIRIAN
 REDTHORN 15-4943             32  34     170  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 WHITEBRAID 15-2110           39  66  1  164  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 SAVORY 32-4143               36  34  1  155  DEAD WE SUCK (1336)        ARVAT
 SANDMAN 74-2896              60  93  3  153  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOSSROCK 15-4871             42  45  2  150  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 MACHINE 56-3795              39  39     141  DIRTIE (1345)              ROCANIS
 WOODEN ARROW 15-4619         33  39     136  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TREEFROG 15-4177             30  39     109  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 OBAN 35-4213                 19  10  1  100  ON THE ROCKS (303)         MURSKA

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KING COREY 43-4620           26  22  1   78  LUROCIAN ROYALTY (1349)    VEASTIAN
-D. DAVE ELL 32-5284          21   5      68  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

King Corey -- It was NOT a surprise for me to win.  I was TRAINING to win that fight.
-- Treefrog

Savory -- Really, I'd rather just sit here. -- Mossrock

Sleepwalker -- Cheese louise!  Can you say "mis-matched"? -- Wooden Arrow

Sandman -- I had an extra cup of coffee before the fight. -- Whitebraid

Sekhat -- Darned cat. -- Redthorn

Rem -- What the heck was Debby thinking?  *I* believed it. -- Stump

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GIMME SOME SUGAR devastated STUMP in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
SCAPA was demolished by LORD FIREFLASH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
BILBO BAGGINNI was vanquished by SERGE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
FEEL THE BUZZ was overpowered by KOOKABURRA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GARY M. REAPER devastated REDTHORN in a 2 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
OBAN was overpowered by WOODEN ARROW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
GAZELLE devastated FLESH RIPPER in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
SMUG BUG lost to NIGHTCAP in a action packed 2 minute duel.
RED BARON was viciously subdued by ARGUMENT in a action packed 2 minute fight.
CONTROVERSY overpowered SAVORY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SEKHAT was overcome by MARTIN BLANK in a 2 minute bout.
S. MARY ROSE was overpowered by JEO THE SONGSMITH in a 3 minute one-sided match.
REM viciously subdued MOSSROCK in a exciting 2 minute bloody battle.
SLEEPWALKER overpowered TREEFROG in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.
WHITEBRAID won victory over MACHINE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
SANDMAN vanquished XHUGHA KARGARIT in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody one-sided fray.
KING COREY was bested by ROSELLA in a 2 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   1 -  1      89  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -   5 -  1      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  21 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    57 -  60 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  24 -  1      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW        17 -  40 -  0      30  |

Turn 573 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        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  6         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GAZELLE 56-3701           104 104  0  237 REDHORSE (823)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGE 32-3549              46  48  0  232 ASSORTED (578)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          208 132  0  231 DARKLINGS (1160)
BASHING ATTACK   KOOKABURRA 33-4151        134 177  5  212 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARTIN BLANK 82-28434      37  10  0  201 BLOOD TITANS (1347)
STRIKING ATTACK  SEKHAT 7-2251              49  88  2  194 CASTAWAYS (1301)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260   64 131  0  193 BLUE EYRIE (1300)
SLASHING ATTACK  CONTROVERSY 64-3914        46  51  1  191 UNDER DURESS (743)
AIMED BLOW       BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508      39  20  0  190 MIDDLE ITALY (1360)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was REM 74-2853.  The ten other most popular fighters were SANDMAN 74-2896, 
NIGHTCAP 74-2745, SMUG BUG 55-2900, ARGUMENT 64-3915, S. MARY ROSE 78-2313, JEO THE 
SONGSMITH 1-3260, GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936, GARY M. REAPER 32-2502, MARTIN BLANK 
82-28434, and SLEEPWALKER 74-2843.

The least popular fighter this week was TREEFROG 15-4177.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were OBAN 35-4213, FEEL THE BUZZ 35-2490, BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508, 
MOSSROCK 15-4871, SAVORY 32-4143, SCAPA 35-4198, STUMP 15-4882, MACHINE 56-3795, 
WHITEBRAID 15-2110, and SEKHAT 7-2251.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            2  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          1  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   2  1 0  KURUKAR(64)          2  0 0  
ZUKAL(9)             0  1 0  MURSKA(35)           0  3 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        4  1 0  
MALCORN(15)          2  4 0  VEASTIAN(43)         0  1 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       0  1 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  0 0  KHALANI(55)          0  1 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    64 131  0  193  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 SEKHAT 7-2251               49  88  2  194  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508       39  20  0  190  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 STUMP 15-4882               32  64  0  194  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    56  41  0  217  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 SERGE 32-3549               46  48  0  232  ASSORTED (578)             ARVAT
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966      55  53  1  216  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SCAPA 35-4198               27  12  1  186  ON THE ROCKS (303)         MURSKA
 KING COREY 43-4620          26  22  1   78  LUROCIAN ROYALTY (1349)    VEASTIAN
 SMUG BUG 55-2900           117 191  0  210  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 GAZELLE 56-3701            104 104  0  237  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 ARGUMENT 64-3915            42  55  0  209  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           208 132  0  231  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 S. MARY ROSE 78-2313        63  78  2  172  HABIT (1375)               LIN TIRIAN
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434       37  10  0  201  BLOOD TITANS (1347)        DWES EG

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

                        BLOODGAMES at the WINTER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Winter FTF!  For those of 
you who always wanted the chance to manage the last warrior standing alive upon the 
arena sands, your day has come.  At the end of the ten turns, even though several 
warriors, bruised and scarred, MAY yet live, only one will be crowned Champion of the 
Bloodgames.  And in this game mere survival counts for little.  A great general once 
said, "The object of battle is not to die for your cause, but to make your enemy die 
for his."  This general would have greatly enjoyed the Duelmasters Bloodgames.  There 
will be two different arenas:

     DM 96:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     DM 97:  for all managers, with one strategy for all ten rounds

Gameplay proceeds according to standard DM rules, except for a few notable exceptions: 

BLOODGAMES ROLLUP --  Your Bloodgames team is ten warriors, one of each fighting 
style, each warrior designed from scratch!  (All is 84 points, 3-21, as usual.)

DEATH -- As the name implies, the Bloodgames will leave the arena sands somewhat darker 
before they're over.  It's a dangerous sport intended only for the tough and spirited.  
The Arenamaster will be less likely to intercede on behalf of a dying warrior.  Even 
at a 1 kill desire, kill attempts will occur.

REPLACEMENTS AND ROLLUPS -- There will be no replacement characters.  

CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES -- In DM 96, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 97, warriors may not change their strategy from round to round (to make it fair 
for those who could not attend the F-t-F).  There will be no DA challenges.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by Wednesday, January 11, else they are due by 9pm on Friday, at 
the hotel.  The Bloodgames will process at the FTF with the regular tournament.  

MISSED TURNS -- All warriors fight each round.  Only the dead may rest.

ERRORS -- If we make an input error, that warrior will be awarded a win and kill.  
Errors must be reported before the next turn processes.  

NEWSLETTER -- Warriors are ranked according to their number of kills.  Champions of 
Bloodgames may write a column for the newsletter at the end of the games. 

FEES -- A Bloodgames rollup costs a $10 set-up fee.  Managers may roll up more than 
one team but may run only one team in each arena.  The fee for all ten rounds is $49. 

AWARDS -- The Bloodgames last ten rounds.  Only warriors who survive to the end of 
Turn 10 will be eligible for an award.  However, a consolation award of a Bloodgames 
T-shirt will be awarded to the dead warrior with the most kills.

The living warrior with the greatest number of kills will be the Bloodgames Champion.  
Bloodgames Victor titles, 2nd and 3rd place, and Bloodgames Runner-up titles, 4th 
through 6th place, will be awarded to those living warriors with the greatest number 
of kills at the end of Turn 10, with one other important consideration:  Each of these 
six warriors must be of a different fighting style.  Win/loss records and, if 
necessary, recognition points will only be used to determine awards if there is a tie.  

A Bloodgames T-shirts will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most kills.

The Bloodgames Champion fights for free in Advanced Duelmasters, and all Champions and 
Victors earn Tournament Victor status, which allows them to challenge once per turn 
with increased priority.  These awards last for six months.  The manager of the 
Bloodgames Champion, Victors, and Runners-up will receive Bloodgames T-shirts.

AFTERMATH -- Warriors from the Bloodgames may not transfer to any other arena.  Once 
the games are over, the arena and teams will be disbanded.  The fighters have won 
their freedom and will never more be seen in the gladiatorial games.  A special bonus 
will, however, be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place warriors.  Lady Sheila 
Greywand, of the Isle of the Eye, has consented to allow the top three surviving 
gladiators in each Bloodgames admission to the Advanced Duelmasters Games.  Any 
special training required to qualify those three warriors for Advanced Duelmasters 
combat will be conducted before transfer into A.D.  Astute managers will note that 
this means a slim, but possible chance that a warrior designed from scratch will 
survive the Bloodgames, win one of the top three places, and go on to glory in A.D.  
That warrior could be yours!

         The challenge is yours to take.  The final plans are yours to make.  
          When the dust settles, remember:  To the victor goes the spoils!