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Date   : 06/14/2012    Duedate: 06/27/2012

FREE BLADES ARENA

DM 103    TURN 587

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 DIRT DEVILS 35/1246 1712 1004  13 63.0      LUROCIANS XI 74/1038
    MIDDLE ITALY 9/1360                         LUROCIAN ROYALTY 43/1349
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                    7 CASTAWAYS 7/1301     834  798   8 51.1
    DEVIL ADVOCATES 32/298                      BLUE EYRIE 1/1300
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                    DARKLINGS 74/1160
  2 DIRTIE 56/1345       248  186   2 57.1    8 RHYME TYME 55/397    426  476   2 47.2
    DEAD WE SUCK 32/1336                        GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278
  3-WILD BOYS 15/1012    590  491   6 54.6    9 STREET WALKER 29/14  202  234   4 46.3
  4 TOURNEY TEA 72/1374    7    6   0 53.8   10 HABIT 78/1375        915 1192  14 43.4
  5 DIVINE HERI 33/1364  193  170   7 53.2      ASSORTED 32/578
  6 LUROCIANS II 33/775  292  274   7 51.6      UNDER DURESS 64/743
    BLOOD TITANS 82/1347                     11 GREENWARDENS 15/770  753 1662  12 31.2

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

                               NOT MUCH TIME IS LEFT
                                        to
                          ENTER THE TURF WAR COMPETITION
                                        and
                                  TEAMS ARE NEEDED

     The Turf War is coming.  The Turf War is coming.  TW8 will begin in DM47 the
first turn following the Philadelphia Face.  Mark July 27 on your calendar.  There is
only one turn left between now and The Wars -- the one on July 3.  Sign up.  Find a
team.  Choose a captain.  Get confirmed.  And send in your two rollup certs.  You can
do it all in the July 3 newsletter.  DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS COMPETITION AND THE
PRIZES!
     The status of the current entries (as of June 5) is as follows:

M*MBO (Master Darque)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Ottodrome (Otto X)               y     y     y
Bubba's TW Army (Bubbagnoosh)    y     y     y
Darque Forces (Master Darque)    y     y     y
Fast Food (Madwand)              y     y     y

OZ FEAST LE BANANA (Mannequin)  Dec  Conf  Certs In
Second Bananas (Mannequin)       y     y     y
Mystic Orc Feast (Slugbait)      y     y     y
Land of Oz (Oz)                  y     y     y
Les Turfistes (Le Pentarque)     y     y     y

CLUB FED (Vae Victus)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
In Qeternum (Vae Victus)         y     y     y
Obsidian Order (Skaven)          y     y     y
Devil's Rejects (Lucifer)        N     N     y
Real Men Wear Pink (Glitter Boy) y     y     N

LBA (Assur)                     Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Bash Bros Park (Assur)           y     y     y
Shewish Buffet (OAB)             y     y     y
Horny Goat -X (Grimm)            N     N     N

     Perhaps you have not seen the rules for TW8, which has been posted in all
newsletters?  Here they are.

                                *TURF WAR 8 RULES*

Starting July 30 2012 (12 turns)
Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participants declaration.
(Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent lack of Captain
confirmation will delay a team's participation in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already
submitted by Captain.  Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the
winning pool of prizes.)
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made
on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the same or
subsequent newsletter by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams
or aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by
Turn 1.  In other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the
Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn
3.  All conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification,
and Gift Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of
the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final.
(Note: the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if
any, are required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge (up or within same class) +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenger"         -2     -2     -5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenged"         +2      0     +5       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10 
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -3
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    * After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins.
    ** Champions double applies to his score only - not to opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a
team at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)
Points awarded for team tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points or a TC scores 15 points.   Death in a tournament results in a -3 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.)  Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Full Team:                                        +1
      1. A team which fights 4+ warriors (Includes DAing) gets a point
Full Alliance                                     +1
      2. An alliance were ALL teams get a Full Team point earns a point
Full Team/Alliance scores
      3. Will double for the last half (6 rounds) of TW8.
Style Master:                                     +2
      1. No matter how many stylemasters, an individual team can score only +2 per
         round.
Duelmaster:                                       +2
      1. Duelmaster points shall be earned separate of stylemaster points.

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
         (DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
         same turn.  (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring.)

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.
        3.  To score as a bloodfeud, then feud/death must have occurred totally
within the TW8.  (E.g. Feuds created prior to TW8 will not be deemed or scored as a
bloodfeud, but rather as a challenge or downchallenge.

Downchallenges:
        1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior in a lower
class.  (Lower class is defined as lower than the identical class.  E.g. A challenger
champion class challenging a champion class is a down challenge.)
        2.  In TW8 a standard challenge is up (in recognition points), parallel or
within the identical class but lower recognition.
        3.  No challenge by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.  (This
rule supersedes all other downchallenge rules.)

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
        2.  Tournament Victors (live only) won during the course of the contest will
gain a one (1) time bonus of 7 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s)
wins such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions (live only) won during the course of the contest
will gain a one (1) time bonus of 15 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are are 1 for 1 entrant, 3
for 2 entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV
scores 7 points additional or a TC scores 15 points additional.  Death in a
tournament results in an additional -3 score.
        5.  Points for entrants, TVs, TCs, and tournament deaths will be applied the
Turn after RSI posts tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e.,
if the results post on North Fork turn 300, points will be credited on North Fork
turn 301 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance
for the Turf War VII.  The minimum is two (2).
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first FE turn (e.g. no arena or
tournament fights) only, of every warrior, without penalty.
        5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the
arena is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by
the gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked
to desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  However, for TW8, a prize
(RU cert) will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager
that fights five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in
this order -- kills, recognition points earned.)  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the
competition.  It is the responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift
Certificates.  Moderators will submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance
to RSI at the completion of the contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two for each manager in the winning
alliance, and two additional for the captain of the alliance).
        3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47, no more than two skills per
warrior.
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in late July 2012 following the Summer FTF.
                             **TW8 Revision 06-05-12**

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 698): TOREADOR of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): ORIOLA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 630): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 694): PURPLE DRAGON of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 696): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 687): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 688): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 685): SULU of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 682): DISTORTION of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 679): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 671): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 629): CYCLONE of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): MINI DRIVER of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): ELISE GOUDGE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 546): Q MARK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 528): REWARD of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 522): MARAN TEN PALAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 483): HALF PAST PI of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 478): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 469): HAROUN SHADDAR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 586): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 698): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 630): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 694): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 696): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 687): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 688): THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 685): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 682): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 679): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 671): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 629): FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 546): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 528): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 522): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 483): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 478): EL CAMINO:DOS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 586): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 697): G-STRING of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): ORIOLA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 696): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
               (turn 695): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): ELISE GOUDGE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 527): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            CROSS CZECH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 482): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 468): KURTAL DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Hello again!

     Well, Red Baron -- sorry about that down-challenge.  There weren't any choices
near my ranking, and I thought you might have a decent chance.  Red, you made a very
good start.  You hit me in the forehead.  I was bleeding like a butchered sheep, and
thought the fight would end right there.  Me, I was going for your left leg.  I hit
you there, but then you ducked and I hit you in the chest.  Oops.
     I don't belong here anymore.  I'm looking at the list of Grand Challenger
Champions and there's no one who I think can beat me.
     There.  Surely I've jinxed myself now!  Bring it.  I won't be challenging
though, the closest available opponent is Flesh Ripper at 199 points down.
     Fare well until next time.  I'll still be here.  (jinx)

Lord-Marshall Nightcap

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Okay, here we are.  And I have to ask, if the Greenwardens are right, and nobody
reads the personals, does anybody read the spy report?  I mean, I could be on the
beach, you know.

     Eighteen fights, seven challenges, on mime.  Well, more than one, most of you
are mimes, right?  But one standby.
     Darklings most avoided, by Lurocians XI.  Sissy Chrissy most challened.
     Biggest point gain Tia Matte, 35.  Biggest drop S. Mary Rose, 23.

     BITCHIN' BEAST (33-5228) (14-8-0,94) of DIVINE HERITAGE fought ABSOLUTION (32-
5301) (18-3-2,75) of ANGELS OF PAIN.  BITCHIN' BEAST savagely defeated ABSOLUTION in
a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody fight.  Does this mean no forgiveness?
     TIA MATTE (32-5321) (23-8-0,99) of DEVIL ADVOCATES fought MAREI (103-37) (38-32-
2,150) of the College of Mimes.  TIA MATTE subdued MAREI in an exciting 1 minute
bout.  Good going, Tia.  Not that you're MY auntie, but still.
     SAVORY (32-4143) (42-41-1,152) of DEAD WE SUCK fought TREEFROG (15-4177) (31-51-
0,149) of GREENWARDENS.  SAVORY devastated TREEFROG in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
Take that frog a package of flies in the Infirmary.
     WOODEN ARROW (15-4619) (37-48-0,179) of GREENWARDENS fought CONTROVERSY (64-
3914) (51-59-1,163) of UNDER DURESS.  WOODEN ARROW was handily defeated by
CONTROVERSY in a 1 minute mismatched bout.  So where was the argument?
     S. MARY ROSE (78-2313) (73-81-2,188) of HABIT fought WHITEBRAID (15-2110) (43-
75-1,153) of GREENWARDENS.  S. MARY ROSE lost to WHITEBRAID in a crowd pleasing 1
minute gruesome bout.  You don't want to make a habit of losing, S.  Look where you
might end up:  Like Whitebraid.

     REM (74-2853) (103-75-0,195) of DARKLINGS fought STUMP (15-4882) (33-76-0,180)
of GREENWARDENS.  REM savagely defeated STUMP in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory
conflict.  Stumps don't do twitching eyes, either, I guess.
     REDTHORN (15-4943) (36-43-0,184) of GREENWARDENS fought SLEEPWALKER (74-2843)
(64-118-1,180) of DARKLINGS.  REDTHORN subdued SLEEPWALKER in a crowd pleasing 1
minute match.  What's ON those thorns, that's what *I* want to know.
     SMUG BUG (55-2900) (125-196-0,186) of RHYME TYME fought BILBO BAGGINNI (9-5508)
(48-24-0,201) of MIDDLE ITALY.  SMUG BUG demolished BILBO BAGGINNI in a 1 minute
mismatched competition.  Darned fossil.
     SERGE (32-3549) (49-58-0,195) of ASSORTED fought NOREASTER (35-3896) (46-28-
1,199) of DIRT DEVILS.  SERGE was beaten by NOREASTER in an exciting 1 minute fight.
Blow the man down, right?
     KOOKABURRA (33-4151) (141-183-5,201) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES fought THRASHER
MALONE (72-4847) (23-18-0,168) of TOURNEY TEAM.  KOOKABURRA overpowered THRASHER
MALONE in an action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.  Nothing like a little
experience to make a difference.
     ARGUMENT (64-3915) (48-62-0,239) of UNDER DURESS fought SANDMAN (74-2896) (68-
98-3,188) of DARKLINGS.  ARGUMENT overpowered SANDMAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.  Ah.
There's the argument.  And Sandman lost.

The challenges:
     KING COREY (43-4620) (32-29-1,130) of LUROCIAN ROYALTY challenged MOSSROCK (15-
4871) (46-54-2,166) of GREENWARDENS.  Up 36.  KING COREY was vanquished by MOSSROCK
in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  Weird.
     LORD FIREFLASH (33-2966) (65-56-1,207) of LUROCIANS II challenged SISSY CHRISSY
(29-1347) (48-43-3,199) of STREET WALKERS.  Down 8.  LORD FIREFLASH handily defeated
SISSY CHRISSY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  Flashy is, okay, some people say
flashy is tacky.  They're wrong.
     GARY M. REAPER (32-2502) (78-46-1,196) of DEVIL ADVOCATES challenged SEKHAT (7-
2251) (52-98-3,190) of CASTAWAYS.  Down 6.  GARY M. REAPER savagely defeated SEKHAT
in an exciting 2 minute Challenge struggle.  A cat-kicker, I bet.
     RED BARON (33-1092) (69-66-3,210) of LUROCIANS II challenged MACHINE (56-3795)
(47-44-0,202) of DIRTIE.  Down 8.  RED BARON demolished MACHINE in a 1 minute
mismatched Challenge competition.  I knew someone once who had a pizza machine.
     MARTIN BLANK (82-28434) (46-14-0,212) of BLOOD TITANS challenged GIMME SOME
SUGAR (19-4936) (65-45-0,216) of ARMY OF DARKNESS.  MARTIN BLANK vanquished GIMME
SOME SUGAR in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  Next time, Gimme should get the
sugar BEFORE the fight.
     FLESH RIPPER (74-3375) (35-20-2,258) of LUROCIANS XI challenged WILD THANG! (29-
2393) (38-29-0,243) of STREET WALKERS.  Down 15.  FLESH RIPPER demolished WILD THANG!
in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.  Just call us Darkholm North.

For the title:
     HIMEY THE PIMP (29-730) (64-45-1,233) of STREET WALKERS challenged NIGHTCAP (74-
2745) (221-132-0,457) of DARKLINGS.  Up lots.  More than two hundred.  HIMEY THE PIMP
was viciously subdued by NIGHTCAP in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.  That was a
really good try, Himey.  But not good enough.  We congratulate Nightcap, even if his
outfit today looks a lot like his outfit last time.  I mean, sometimes things are
like that.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            222 132     475  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FLESH RIPPER 74-3375         36  20  2  274  LUROCIANS XI (1038)        DAYLA KIV
 ARGUMENT 64-3915             49  62     247  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434        47  14     235  BLOOD TITANS (1347)        DWES EG
 RED BARON 33-1092            70  66  3  223  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966       66  56  1  221  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            126 196     216  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HIMEY THE PIMP 29-730        64  46  1  210  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          142 183  5  207  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 NOREASTER 35-3896            47  28  1  206  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA
 GARY M. REAPER 32-2502       79  46  1  202  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 REM 74-2853                 104  75     199  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936     65  46     199  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 SERGE 32-3549                49  59     197  ASSORTED (578)             ARVAT
 SEKHAT 7-2251                52  99  3  196  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 WILD THANG! 29-2393          38  30     194  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 SISSY CHRISSY 29-1347        48  44  3  192  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 MACHINE 56-3795              47  45     191  DIRTIE (1345)              ROCANIS
 REDTHORN 15-4943             37  43     189  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508        48  25     183  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 CONTROVERSY 64-3914          52  59  1  182  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 SANDMAN 74-2896              68  99  3  181  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STUMP 15-4882                33  77     180  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 WHITEBRAID 15-2110           44  75  1  177  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 SLEEPWALKER 74-2843          64 119  1  176  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
-JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260     65 142     173  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 MOSSROCK 15-4871             47  54  2  169  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 THRASHER MALONE 72-4847      23  19     167  TOURNEY TEAM (1374)        DRAGONHEAD
 S. MARY ROSE 78-2313         73  82  2  165  HABIT (1375)               LIN TIRIAN
 SAVORY 32-4143               43  41  1  162  DEAD WE SUCK (1336)        ARVAT
 WOODEN ARROW 15-4619         37  49     161  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
-THE WITCH-KING 15-4029       26  19     160  WILD BOYS (1012)           MALCORN

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TREEFROG 15-4177             31  52     141  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 TIA MATTE 32-5321            24   8     134  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 KING COREY 43-4620           32  30  1  129  LUROCIAN ROYALTY (1349)    VEASTIAN
 BITCHIN' BEAST 33-5228       15   8     105  DIVINE HERITAGE (1364)     NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ABSOLUTION 32-5301           18   4  2   78  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Machine -- Considering I broke your weapon, you did great!  I expected to win after
that, but I didn't. -- Sekhat

Wild Thang! -- Ow.  ONE hit?  In the lung though.  -- Sandman

Martin Blank -- You're very good. -- Sleepwalker

Mossrock -- I'm sorry.  You were very, very brave.  *tips sword near head in salute*
-- Rem

Red Baron -- I'll talk with you in my column.  Good try though. -- Nightcap

King Corey -- Least popular, were you?  No clue why here, either.  Is there an award
for that? -- Whitebraid

The Witch-King -- Of course I dropped.  I'm a frog, I JUMPED down.  No little hop or
skip for ME. -- Treefrog
P.S.  I didn't used to be a frog, you know.  I used to be a guy with a froggy
nickname.  But you get to the Isle, there's magic all over the place, and things
start to... change.  It's very strange.  I'm not sure I like it, but there it is.

Thrasher Malone -- If the bookies come after you, let me know.  I'm sure you can
handle them one-on-one, but I'll keep them from ganging up on you. -- Wooden Arrow

Rem -- Listen, us rocks--yeah, not always a rock, like Treefrog said, but now, a
rock--we don't LIKE being dizzy.  So leave off that flicky twitchy eye thing. --
Mossrock

Noreaster -- I hope you find it IMPOSSIBLE to get that sap off your armor, that's
what *I* hope. -- Stump

Bilbo Bagginni -- If that's what it means to be "Mr. Accuracy," I'll take a plate of
hash.  Or maybe I mean you made hash of my plate.  And your elbow looks like a pin.
-- Redthorn

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HIMEY THE PIMP was viciously subdued by NIGHTCAP in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
FLESH RIPPER demolished WILD THANG! in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
MARTIN BLANK vanquished GIMME SOME SUGAR in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
RED BARON demolished MACHINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
GARY M. REAPER savagely defeated SEKHAT in a exciting 2 minute Challenge struggle.
LORD FIREFLASH handily defeated SISSY CHRISSY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
KING COREY was vanquished by MOSSROCK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ARGUMENT overpowered SANDMAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KOOKABURRA overpowered THRASHER MALONE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
SERGE was beaten by NOREASTER in a exciting 1 minute fight.
SMUG BUG demolished BILBO BAGGINNI in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
REDTHORN subdued SLEEPWALKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
REM savagely defeated STUMP in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory conflict.
S. MARY ROSE lost to WHITEBRAID in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome bout.
WOODEN ARROW was handily defeated by CONTROVERSY in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SAVORY devastated TREEFROG in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TIA MATTE subdued MAREI in a exciting 1 minute bout.
BITCHIN' BEAST savagely defeated ABSOLUTION in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -   2 -  0      90  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    62 -  58 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  19 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        30 -  36 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  17 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  13 -  0      28  |

Turn 587 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     AIMED BLOW         3 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  5     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          222 132  0  475 DARKLINGS (1160)
STRIKING ATTACK  FLESH RIPPER 74-3375       36  20  2  274 LUROCIANS XI (1038)
LUNGING ATTACK   ARGUMENT 64-3915           49  62  0  247 UNDER DURESS (743)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARTIN BLANK 82-28434      47  14  0  235 BLOOD TITANS (1347)
WALL OF STEEL    HIMEY THE PIMP 29-730      64  46  1  210 STREET WALKERS (14)
BASHING ATTACK   KOOKABURRA 33-4151        142 183  5  207 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)
AIMED BLOW       GARY M. REAPER 32-2502     79  46  1  202 DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)
TOTAL PARRY      GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936   65  46  0  199 ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)
SLASHING ATTACK  CONTROVERSY 64-3914        52  59  1  182 UNDER DURESS (743)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SANDMAN 74-2896            68  99  3  181 DARKLINGS (1160)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BITCHIN' BEAST 33-5228.  The ten other most popular fighters were REM 
74-2853, NIGHTCAP 74-2745, MARTIN BLANK 82-28434, GARY M. REAPER 32-2502, NOREASTER 
35-3896, GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936, KOOKABURRA 33-4151, SERGE 32-3549, FLESH RIPPER 
74-3375, and RED BARON 33-1092.

The least popular fighter this week was TREEFROG 15-4177.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were S. MARY ROSE 78-2313, BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508, SANDMAN 74-2896, 
WILD THANG! 29-2393, WOODEN ARROW 15-4619, KING COREY 43-4620, MACHINE 56-3795, STUMP 
15-4882, SLEEPWALKER 74-2843, and MOSSROCK 15-4871.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   4  0 0  KURUKAR(64)          2  0 0  
ZUKAL(9)             0  1 0  MURSKA(35)           1  0 0  DRAGONHEAD(72)       0  1 0  
MALCORN(15)          3  3 0  VEASTIAN(43)         0  1 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        3  2 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  KHALANI(55)          1  0 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       0  1 0  
LAPUR(29)            0  3 0  ROCANIS(56)          0  1 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 0  
ARVAT(32)            3  2 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SEKHAT 7-2251               52  99  3  196  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508       48  25  0  183  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 REDTHORN 15-4943            37  43  0  189  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    65  46  0  199  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 HIMEY THE PIMP 29-730       64  46  1  210  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 GARY M. REAPER 32-2502      79  46  1  202  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 RED BARON 33-1092           70  66  3  223  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 NOREASTER 35-3896           47  28  1  206  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA
 KING COREY 43-4620          32  30  1  129  LUROCIAN ROYALTY (1349)    VEASTIAN
 SMUG BUG 55-2900           126 196  0  216  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 MACHINE 56-3795             47  45  0  191  DIRTIE (1345)              ROCANIS
 ARGUMENT 64-3915            49  62  0  247  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 THRASHER MALONE 72-4847     23  19  0  167  TOURNEY TEAM (1374)        DRAGONHEAD
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           222 132  0  475  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 S. MARY ROSE 78-2313        73  82  2  165  HABIT (1375)               LIN TIRIAN
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434       47  14  0  235  BLOOD TITANS (1347)        DWES EG