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Date   : 07/26/2012    Duedate: 08/08/2012

FREE BLADES ARENA

DM 103    TURN 590

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 DIRT DEVILS 35/1246 1727 1012  13 63.1    7 CASTAWAYS 7/1301     840  807   8 51.0
    MIDDLE ITALY 9/1360                         DARKLINGS 74/1160
    HALLOWIENERS 33/1391                      8 LUROCIANS II 33/775  296  285   8 50.9
    SONS OF SATAN 97/1371                       BLOOD TITANS 82/1347
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                      LUROCIANS XI 74/1038
    DEVIL ADVOCATES 32/298                      LUROCIAN ROYALTY 43/1349
    THE DEVIL'S OWN 13/1389                   9 RHYME TYME 55/397    431  477   2 47.5
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                    GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278
    SPAWN OF DARKNESS 97/1390                10 STREET WALKER 29/14  211  234   4 47.4
  2 TOURNEY TEA 72/1374   10    6   0 62.5   11 HABIT 78/1375        921 1198  14 43.5
  3 DIRTIE 56/1345       251  189   2 57.0      ASSORTED 32/578
    DEAD WE SUCK 32/1336                        UNDER DURESS 64/743
  4-WILD BOYS 15/1012    591  491   6 54.6   12 GREENWARDENS 15/770  758 1675  12 31.2
  5-HOUSE OF CA 13/1359  163  141   1 53.6   13 ICE AGE 12/1324        0    2   0  0.0
  6 DIVINE HERI 33/1364  195  171   7 53.3

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 701): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 636): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 690): DAWN of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 691): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): CAPT. ANTSY PANTS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 685): UNDERCOVER LILY of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): JERK O'LANTERN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): MADON AP LLEW of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 632): BAIN of ORDER (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ULTIMA REGUM of IN QUETERNUM (Vae Victis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 564): TAM TAM KA'BLAM of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 525): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 486): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 472): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 589): WILD THANG! of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 701): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 636): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 690): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 691): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 684): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 632): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 564): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 525): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 486): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 472): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 589): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
               (turn 702): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): HORUS MANN of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          SULU of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 632): MELANJI of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): ELIN GISSORS of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 548): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
                                  INCREDIBLE SPEED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

     "Well, Wild Thang, have a seat and see what it feels like."
     "Enough of your fun and games, Roadkill.  I know this isn't really the Lord
Marshall's chair.  You knopw this isn't his chair.  This is just another one of your
twisted little pranks."
     "I'm not joking, you are now the Lord Marshall of the Freeblades arena, you
should be proud of your accomplishment."
     "Enough of this, you've been playing mind games with every one of us since we
joined the Street Walker stable.  We all know that wasn't the real Nightcap I just
fought.  Somehow you got a look-a-like to take his place and you're just waiting for
me to believe in this little scenario to teach me another one of your 'valuable
lessons'.  Just give it a rest, will you!'
     "Do you actually think that somehow I managed to concoct this elaborate plan to
teach you a lesson?  That's not just ridiculous, that borders on insanity!"
     "Look, I know I'm not good enough to beat someone like Nightcap, he just gave
Himey one heck of a beating, and I'm not good enough to beat Himey.  Everyone one on
the team knows we're just a bunch of misfits, and this is just your twisted way of
trying to build our confidence."
     "You know what?  You're right!  I planned this whole thing!  I somehow got the
Lord Marshall to step down and brought in a body double.  Hell, I even went so far as
to make sure the arena was filled with people to watch your fight.  I gave Debbie
Tonte her own private island so she wouldn't spill the beans in the newsletter.  I
also got Lady Greywand to make a cameo appearance too, so you wouldn't catch on.  Of
course, you have no idea just how many favors I had to call in to get lightning to
flash as a sign of approval.  No use pretending any more I guess I'm busted!"
     "You mean I actually, I actually just beat the real Nightcap?"
     "Yes."
     "And now I'm actually Lord Marshall?"
     "For one turn at least."
     "I'm feeling a little strange....I think I need to sit down."
     "It's about damn time!"

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Oh, Snide Clemens!  Bah, and also humbug, and probably other things they won't
let me print here.
     It's hot, but we DID have some rain.  That makes the sand firmer, more, you
know, springy under foot.  This is good.  I don't like to walk along dry sand on
beaches.  Damp is better.
     We had twenty-one fights with four challenges and three standbys.  Way better
than Andorak, no surprise there.  Darklings were most avoided, and Devil Advocates
did most of the avoiding.  No surprise there, either, Devil Advocates seems to have
had the most management this week.  It doesn't look like anybody was most challenged.

So, first a couple of standby fights, same standby, even!
     SEGUE (13-5394) (16-8-0,62) of THE DEVIL'S OWN fought LUCIFREYJA (103-40) (19-
21-1,90) of the College of Mimes.  SEGUE handily defeated LUCIFREYJA in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute gory uneven duel.
     ABSOLUTION (32-5301) (20-4-2,90) of ANGELS OF PAIN fought LUCIFREYJA (103-40)
(19-21-1,90) of the College of Mimes.  ABSOLUTION savagely defeated LUCIFREYJA in an
exciting 5 minute gory duel.  Hard luck on Lucifreyja.  Absolution was most popular,
which makes you, well, makes ME wonder what she's been up to lately, you know?

     HEADLESS NORSEMAN (33-7758) (13-6-0,45) of HALLOWIENERS fought BIG SHRIMP (12-
6561) (16-12-1,60) of ICE AGE.  HEADLESS NORSEMAN devastated BIG SHRIMP in a 1 minute
one-sided contest.  Big Shrimp is least popular today, and why not?  He can't even
beat a guy with no head!
     STUMP (15-4882) (33-79-0,171) of GREENWARDENS fought KING COREY (43-4620) (32-
32-1,130) of LUROCIAN ROYALTY.  STUMP was executed by KING COREY in a popular 3
minute bloody one-sided bout.  That seems excessive, but, like, what's this all about
anyway?  Excesses.  This fight caused the most point movement, King up 35, Stump down
31.  Point inflation is alive and well.  You'd think someone at the Commission would
realize that you can't go piling more and more points into the system without each
point meaning less and less!  I mean, I didn't study or anything, but even I can see
that.
     MACHINE (56-3795) (48-46-0,174) of DIRTIE fought REPUGNANT (97-3677) (18-11-
4,144) of SONS OF SATAN.  MACHINE was devastated by REPUGNANT in an exciting 1 minute
brutal one-sided brawl.  Repugnant doesn't like dirt.  He said so.
     THRASHER MALONE (72-4847) (25-19-0,178) of TOURNEY TEAM fought TREEFROG (15-
4177) (32-53-0,123) of GREENWARDENS.  THRASHER MALONE viciously subdued TREEFROG in
an exciting 3 minute bloody fray.  I guess Treefrog's winning streak is still in
eclipse.  Unless that was Mossrock's?  Both, maybe.
     S. MARY ROSE (78-2313) (74-83-2,162) of HABIT fought SLEEPWALKER (74-2843) (64-
121-1,171) of DARKLINGS.  S. MARY ROSE overpowered SLEEPWALKER in a crowd pleasing 1
minute one-sided duel.  You sleep through a fight, you lose.

     WHITEBRAID (15-2110) (44-77-1,171) of GREENWARDENS fought TIA MATTE (32-5321)
(24-10-0,125) of DEVIL ADVOCATES.  WHITEBRAID was overcome by TIA MATTE in a 2 minute
conflict.  I heard Whitebraid bleaches it.  Just a rumor, you know, and it could be
wrong, but that's what I heard.
     REM (74-2853) (105-76-0,201) of DARKLINGS fought ROBIN OF SHEW-WOOD (103-33) (1-
0-1,220) of the College of Mimes.  REM savagely defeated ROBIN OF SHEW-WOOD in a
crowd pleasing 3 minute gory match.  The other standby fight.
     REDTHORN (15-4943) (38-44-0,202) of GREENWARDENS fought CONTROVERSY (64-3914)
(53-60-1,189) of UNDER DURESS.  REDTHORN was devastated by CONTROVERSY in a 1 minute
mismatched conflict.  Controversy is the top slasher, and, wow, if you want to hear a
slashing tongue at work, just listen to Con cuss!
     MOSSROCK (15-4871) (48-55-2,199) of GREENWARDENS fought ARGUMENT (64-3915) (49-
64-0,195) of UNDER DURESS.  MOSSROCK was savagely defeated by ARGUMENT in an exciting
2 minute brutal fight.  Right, another eclipse.
     LORD FIREFLASH (33-2966) (66-58-1,183) of LUROCIANS II fought BITCHIN' BEAST
(33-5228) (17-8-0,156) of DIVINE HERITAGE.  LORD FIREFLASH beat BITCHIN' BEAST in a 2
minute melee.  Well, this DID shut up the Beast for a while.  Small favors and all.

     RED BARON (33-1092) (70-68-3,193) of LUROCIANS II fought NIGHTCAP (74-2745)
(223-133-0,193) of DARKLINGS.  RED BARON was vanquished by NIGHTCAP in a popular 1
minute one-sided duel.  Nightcap is the top parry-lunger AND the overall popularity
leader, but NOT the Lord Marshal.
     SEKHAT (7-2251) (53-100-3,199) of CASTAWAYS fought SMUG BUG (55-2900) (127-197-
0,208) of RHYME TYME.  SEKHAT lost to SMUG BUG in an action packed 1 minute gory
duel.  Never discount a Bug, Sekhat.  Especially one with more than three hundred
fights.
     SAVORY (32-4143) (45-41-1,181) of DEAD WE SUCK fought MARTIN BLANK (82-28434)
(48-15-0,203) of BLOOD TITANS.  SAVORY was overcome by MARTIN BLANK in a 2 minute
melee.  Does that mean that Savory is now UN-Savory?  Martin is the leading p-
striker.
     HIMEY THE PIMP (29-730) (66-46-1,254) of STREET WALKERS fought WOODEN ARROW (15-
4619) (39-49-0,203) of GREENWARDENS.  HIMEY THE PIMP overpowered WOODEN ARROW in a
popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.  Does this prove that accuracy isn't as good as a
veritable wall of blades?  Himey's the steeliest wall, and Wooden is the acme of
accuracy today.
     KOOKABURRA (33-4151) (144-183-5,227) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES fought FLESH RIPPER
(74-3375) (36-22-2,185) of LUROCIANS XI.  KOOKABURRA devastated FLESH RIPPER in a
crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.  But note that Flesh wasn't RIPPED.
Kookaburra is the top BASHER.  Flesh was SMASHED.

The challenges:
     BILBO BAGGINNI (9-5508) (49-26-0,188) of MIDDLE ITALY challenged SANDMAN (74-
2896) (69-100-3,181) of DARKLINGS.  Down 7.  BILBO BAGGINNI narrowly defeated SANDMAN
in an exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.  Sandman was the high-ranked ripper, but it
didn't do him any good.
     GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-4936) (66-47-0,193) of ARMY OF DARKNESS challenged SERGE
(32-3549) (50-60-0,205) of ASSORTED.  Up 12.  GIMME SOME SUGAR won victory over SERGE
in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.  Gimme is the high-ranked total parry,
which is surprising because the fight was so short.  But if it works, what the heck?
     GARY M. REAPER (32-2502) (81-46-1,218) of DEVIL ADVOCATES challenged SISSY
CHRISSY (29-1347) (50-44-3,223) of STREET WALKERS.  Up 5.  GARY M. REAPER was handily
defeated by SISSY CHRISSY in a 1 minute Challenge match.  Sissy is Most Striking, and
I say, "Good for her!"

For the title:
     NOREASTER (35-3896) (49-28-1,227) of DIRT DEVILS challenged WILD THANG! (29-
2393) (40-30-0,272) of STREET WALKERS.  Up 45.  NOREASTER was devastated by WILD
THANG! in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.  A good try by Noreaster, but not good
enough.  After all, Wild Thang is our top lunger, and that should count for
something.  AND, she wrote a column.  Good going!

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WILD THANG! 29-2393          41  30     296  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HIMEY THE PIMP 29-730        67  46  1  265  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 SISSY CHRISSY 29-1347        51  44  3  252  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          145 183  5  241  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            128 197     214  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 REM 74-2853                 106  76     210  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 RED BARON 33-1092            70  69  3  206  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434        49  15     206  BLOOD TITANS (1347)        DWES EG
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            224 133     205  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 CONTROVERSY 64-3914          54  60  1  205  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 ARGUMENT 64-3915             50  64     205  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936     67  47     203  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 SERGE 32-3549                50  61     196  ASSORTED (578)             ARVAT
 WOODEN ARROW 15-4619         39  50     195  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 SEKHAT 7-2251                53 101  3  194  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508        50  26     194  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 NOREASTER 35-3896            49  29  1  194  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA
 GARY M. REAPER 32-2502       81  47  1  192  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 MOSSROCK 15-4871             48  56  2  192  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 SAVORY 32-4143               45  42  1  191  DEAD WE SUCK (1336)        ARVAT
 SANDMAN 74-2896              69 101  3  187  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966       67  58  1  187  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 REDTHORN 15-4943             38  45     184  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THRASHER MALONE 72-4847      26  19     180  TOURNEY TEAM (1374)        DRAGONHEAD
 FLESH RIPPER 74-3375         36  23  2  179  LUROCIANS XI (1038)        DAYLA KIV
 S. MARY ROSE 78-2313         75  83  2  178  HABIT (1375)               LIN TIRIAN
-THE WITCH-KING 15-4029       27  19     174  WILD BOYS (1012)           MALCORN
 REPUGNANT 97-3677            19  11  4  171  SONS OF SATAN (1371)       SHADOW GROVE
 KING COREY 43-4620           33  32  2  165  LUROCIAN ROYALTY (1349)    VEASTIAN
 BITCHIN' BEAST 33-5228       17   9     161  DIVINE HERITAGE (1364)     NIATOLI ISLAND
 SLEEPWALKER 74-2843          64 122  1  156  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 TIA MATTE 32-5321            25  10     154  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 MACHINE 56-3795              48  47     151  DIRTIE (1345)              ROCANIS

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WHITEBRAID 15-2110           44  78  1  148  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 STUMP 15-4882                33  80     140  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 TREEFROG 15-4177             32  54     135  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ABSOLUTION 32-5301           21   4  2   98  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SEGUE 13-5394                17   8      87  THE DEVIL'S OWN (1389)     DULLENS
-JUNEBUG 81-1543              18  18  4   76  SUMMERBORN (1365)          SHADOWSPIRE
 HEADLESS NORSEMAN 33-7758    14   6      65  HALLOWIENERS (1391)        NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BIG SHRIMP 12-6561           16  13  1   44  ICE AGE (1324)             RIZTAB

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN
STUMP 15-4882             33  80  0 GREENWARDENS 770       KING COREY 43-4620        590

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Martin Blank -- Now that was a fight!!  But is it just me or was the crowd a little
fickle?  I thought I put on a pretty good show but all they did was laugh and call me
names.  I guess there's no pleasing some people. -- Himey

     That's the truth!

Gimme Some Sugar -- Sorry, hon, I'm trying to cut down on the sweets, but at least I
gave you a nice stat raise. -- Sissy Chrissy

Nightcap -- I hope you don't mind if I just savor the moment, I doubt I could repeat
that performance. -- Wild Thang

Jorja -- Maybe if I annoy someone enough they might just start talking back... well
it's worth a shot! -- Roadkill

Rosella the Mime -- See?  Winning streak, right before your eyes. -- Treefrog

Sekhat -- It was luck.  No doubt about it. -- Whitebraid

Flesh Ripper -- And yours rips, too.  In case you wondered. -- Wooden Arrow

Sandman -- Hah. -- Redthorn

Bilbo Bagginni -- I'm getting really battered looking around the edges.  I think you
and everybody else should STOP BEATING ME and chipping me. -- Stump

Gary M. Reaper -- I *do* have a winning streak.  This just isn't the moment for it to
show.  It's... yeah, it's in eclipse.  It will be back. -- Mossrock

Sissy Chrissy -- Being anything except an acutely managed aimer in AD, and you take
any wins you can get.  I can understand it. -- Stump

Wild Thang! -- Congratulations!  You're an excellent fighter.  Enjoy the title, and
please write a column. -- Nightcap

Serge -- Good going.  (I hope this isn't going to be one of those turns where we all,
one after another, have to congratulate the people who beat us on the sands.) --
Sleepwalker

Red Baron -- You made one really good attack, but when I dodged, it was all over.
Maybe you need a better desperation strategy? -- Rem

Redthorn -- That was impressive.  That's some pokey-point you've got there. --
Sandman

Whitebraid -- Yep.  Scummed you, pretty much.  Sorry about that. -- Sekhat

All -- Sorry we didn't post ads (and a column) last turn.  *blushes*  We forgot. --
Nightcap, no longer Lord-Marshall 

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NOREASTER was devastated by WILD THANG! in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
GARY M. REAPER was handily defeated by SISSY CHRISSY in a 1 minute Challenge match.
GIMME SOME SUGAR won victory over SERGE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
BILBO BAGGINNI narrowly defeated SANDMAN in a exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.
KOOKABURRA devastated FLESH RIPPER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
HIMEY THE PIMP overpowered WOODEN ARROW in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SAVORY was overcome by MARTIN BLANK in a 2 minute melee.
SEKHAT lost to SMUG BUG in a action packed 1 minute gory duel.
RED BARON was vanquished by NIGHTCAP in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
LORD FIREFLASH beat BITCHIN' BEAST in a 2 minute melee.
MOSSROCK was savagely defeated by ARGUMENT in a exciting 2 minute brutal fight.
REDTHORN was devastated by CONTROVERSY in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
REM savagely defeated ROBIN OF SHEW-WOOD in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory match.
WHITEBRAID was overcome by TIA MATTE in a 2 minute conflict.
S. MARY ROSE overpowered SLEEPWALKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
THRASHER MALONE viciously subdued TREEFROG in a exciting 3 minute bloody fray.
MACHINE was devastated by REPUGNANT in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
STUMP was executed by KING COREY in a popular 3 minute bloody one-sided bout.
HEADLESS NORSEMAN devastated BIG SHRIMP in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ABSOLUTION savagely defeated LUCIFREYJA in a exciting 5 minute gory duel.
SEGUE handily defeated LUCIFREYJA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -   4 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        39 -  35 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    63 -  63 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  20 -  2      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  19 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 590 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 -  8         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         6 -  3                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WILD THANG! 29-2393        41  30  0  296 STREET WALKERS (14)
WALL OF STEEL    HIMEY THE PIMP 29-730      67  46  1  265 STREET WALKERS (14)
STRIKING ATTACK  SISSY CHRISSY 29-1347      51  44  3  252 STREET WALKERS (14)
BASHING ATTACK   KOOKABURRA 33-4151        145 183  5  241 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARTIN BLANK 82-28434      49  15  0  206 BLOOD TITANS (1347)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          224 133  0  205 DARKLINGS (1160)
SLASHING ATTACK  CONTROVERSY 64-3914        54  60  1  205 UNDER DURESS (743)
TOTAL PARRY      GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936   67  47  0  203 ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)
AIMED BLOW       WOODEN ARROW 15-4619       39  50  0  195 GREENWARDENS (770)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SANDMAN 74-2896            69 101  3  187 DARKLINGS (1160)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ABSOLUTION 32-5301.  The ten other most popular fighters were REM 74-2853, 
WILD THANG! 29-2393, BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508, SANDMAN 74-2896, THRASHER MALONE 72-4847, 
ARGUMENT 64-3915, KING COREY 43-4620, SMUG BUG 55-2900, REPUGNANT 97-3677, and 
NOREASTER 35-3896.

The least popular fighter this week was BIG SHRIMP 12-6561.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were REDTHORN 15-4943, GARY M. REAPER 32-2502, MOSSROCK 15-4871, RED 
BARON 33-1092, SEKHAT 7-2251, WOODEN ARROW 15-4619, HEADLESS NORSEMAN 33-7758, STUMP 
15-4882, MACHINE 56-3795, and SLEEPWALKER 74-2843.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  ARVAT(32)            2  3 0  KURUKAR(64)          2  0 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  0 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   3  2 0  DRAGONHEAD(72)       1  0 0  
RIZTAB(12)           0  1 0  MURSKA(35)           0  1 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        2  3 0  
DULLENS(13)          1  0 0  VEASTIAN(43)         1  0 1  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  0 0  
MALCORN(15)          0  6 0  KHALANI(55)          1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          0  1 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     1  0 0  
LAPUR(29)            3  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SEKHAT 7-2251               53 101  3  194  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508       50  26  0  194  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 BIG SHRIMP 12-6561          16  13  1   44  ICE AGE (1324)             RIZTAB
 SEGUE 13-5394               17   8  0   87  THE DEVIL'S OWN (1389)     DULLENS
 WOODEN ARROW 15-4619        39  50  0  195  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    67  47  0  203  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 WILD THANG! 29-2393         41  30  0  296  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR
 SERGE 32-3549               50  61  0  196  ASSORTED (578)             ARVAT
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151         145 183  5  241  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 NOREASTER 35-3896           49  29  1  194  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA
 KING COREY 43-4620          33  32  2  165  LUROCIAN ROYALTY (1349)    VEASTIAN
 SMUG BUG 55-2900           128 197  0  214  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 MACHINE 56-3795             48  47  0  151  DIRTIE (1345)              ROCANIS
 CONTROVERSY 64-3914         54  60  1  205  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 THRASHER MALONE 72-4847     26  19  0  180  TOURNEY TEAM (1374)        DRAGONHEAD
 REM 74-2853                106  76  0  210  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 S. MARY ROSE 78-2313        75  83  2  178  HABIT (1375)               LIN TIRIAN
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434       49  15  0  206  BLOOD TITANS (1347)        DWES EG
 REPUGNANT 97-3677           19  11  4  171  SONS OF SATAN (1371)       SHADOW GROVE