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Date   : 12/27/2012    Duedate: 01/09/2013

FREE BLADES ARENA

DM 103    TURN 601

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 DIRT DEVILS 35/1246 1787 1053  16 62.9      PHILANTHROPISTS 56/1271
    MIDDLE ITALY 9/1360                         PHILANTHROPISTS 3 35/1011
    HALLOWIENERS 33/1391                        PHILANTHROPISTS17 84/1384
    DRAFT DODGERS 84/1394                     4 LUROCIANS II 33/775  329  306   8 51.8
    IN THE JUNGLE 35/1367                       BLOOD TITANS 82/1347
    MAN OR BEAST? 19/1386                       LUROCIANS XI 74/1038
    SONS OF SATAN 97/1371                       LUROCIAN ROYALTY 43/1349
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                    5 CASTAWAYS 7/1301     874  829   8 51.3
    DEVIL ADVOCATES 32/298                      BLUE EYRIE 1/1300
    THE DEVIL'S OWN 13/1389                     DARKLINGS 74/1160
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                  6 RHYME TYME 55/397    442  488   2 47.5
    SPAWN OF DARKNESS 97/1390                   GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278
  2 DEAD WE SUC 32/1336  259  195   2 57.0    7 HABIT 78/1375        941 1225  14 43.4
  3 PHILANTHROPI 20/773  506  465   8 52.1      ASSORTED 32/578
    PHILANTHROPISTS 35/510                      UNDER DURESS 64/743
    PHILANTHROPISTS 17/1262                   8 SUMMERBORN 81/1365    10   18   0 35.7
    PHILANTHROPISTS 29/1350                   9 GREENWARDENS 15/770  778 1721  12 31.1
    PHILANTHROPISTS 40/1234

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 712): BLUE STREAK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 714): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 658): THE BEAKSTER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 708): DEATHSTALKER of CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 710): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 701): WHIRLING FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 702): GRAVITRON of THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 353): POP TARGET of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 699): GRASSFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 351): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 696): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 693): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 685): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 643): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 328): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 309): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 575): DRAKEN-KORIN of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 560): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 542): DARTH VADAR of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 536): IRONIC TWIST of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 258): SUN STROKE of SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 497): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 492): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 483): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 600): MARTIN BLANK of BLOOD TITANS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 712): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 714): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 658): ARCANE ROYALTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 708): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 710): SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 701): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 702): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 353): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 699): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 351): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 696): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 693): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 685): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 643): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 328): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 309): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 575): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 560): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 542): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 536): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 258): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 497): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 492): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 483): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 600): DEAD WE SUCK (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 711): TRAKE DARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 657): GRIM LAUGHTER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 709): JOHN DERE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 701): DONT PAY RENT of BASH BROS HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 697): SOLWYN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
                               XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 692): SHELLBACK of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): SAPPHIRA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                   (turn 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 560): FENWRIST of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
                          PRIME MINISTER of INGRATE WHITE NORTH (Crip, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Okay, here we go!  For the last time this year, and the world has NOT come to an
end, at least, not that I've noticed.  Somebody would have mentioned it to me,
wouldn't they, if the world had ended?  Of course they would have.
     Well, anyway, Zebzambezi--how many scrabble points is that?--he got the most
points today, 44.  Albendranious!
     Juliette dropped most, 31.  It happens.
     Darklings was most avoided, unless they were most avoided.  Devil Advocates did
it.
     And Wooden Arrow got the most challenges.  People are telling him to watch his
back.  Ha!  *I* am the only one who gave him two mirrors to do it with.
     Twenty-four fights, seven challenges, two standbys.  This is good, even if it's
just because of the tourney coming.

     ZEBZAMBEZI (35-3581) (14-11-3,36) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought ROSELLA (103-39)
(26-25-0,100) of the College of Mimes.  ZEBZAMBEZI overpowered ROSELLA in a popular 1
minute uneven fight.  This got Zeb all those points, and you can, you know, see why.
     ERTL WISESTAFF (84-7570) (12-8-0,44) of PHILANTHROPISTS17 fought JULIETTE (81-
1630) (27-15-1,88) of SUMMERBORN.  ERTL WISESTAFF overpowered JULIETTE in a popular 1
minute gruesome one-sided match.  And this is where Juliette dropped, and you can see
why on THAT, too.  We haven't had Philanthropists here lately, glad to see them back.
It's, like, tax deductible, you know.  Philanthropy.
     PATIENCE (35-2005) (31-26-1,100) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought ROSELLA (103-39) (26-
25-0,100) of the College of Mimes.  PATIENCE handily defeated ROSELLA in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.  And that's both standbys, right there.  Both Rosella,
both losing to Philanthropists.
     MAKADOS (29-4704) (24-12-0,108) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought MANIPULATOR (64-3490)
(48-95-6,144) of UNDER DURESS.  MAKADOS slimly won victory over MANIPULATOR in a 2
minute gory match.  That Manipulator isn't having much luck lately, is he?
     MOZART (35-3756) (14-5-1,110) of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 fought DONKEY HOTAY (19-5187)
(20-0-1,111) of MAN OR BEAST?.  MOZART devastated DONKEY HOTAY in a popular 1 minute
one-sided contest.  Well, you know what they say.  Music soothes the savage beasts.
I don't know if Donkey is savage, though the only donkey *I* met was, but this one
was soothed.
     SAVORY (32-4143) (50-47-1,177) of DEAD WE SUCK fought LOATHING (97-4003) (15-4-
4,107) of SPAWN OF DARKNESS.  SAVORY overpowered LOATHING in a 1 minute mismatched
fight.  They all say that, right about when they hand you the plate full of snails.
Ugh.

     JEO THE SONGSMITH (1-3260) (65-142-0,173) of BLUE EYRIE fought SERGE (32-3549)
(52-69-0,173) of ASSORTED.  JEO THE SONGSMITH was beaten by SERGE in an exciting 1
minute brutal match.  Yes, but, um, Jeo lost with... with tuneful flair?  Something
like that.
     CONTROVERSY (64-3914) (58-66-1,193) of UNDER DURESS fought SLEEPWALKER (74-2843)
(71-125-1,209) of DARKLINGS.  CONTROVERSY was devastated by SLEEPWALKER in a popular
1 minute mismatched brawl.  Hard to have a controversy if the other guy won't even
wake up for it.
     ALDALDON (56-3913) (38-30-1,192) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought S. MARY ROSE (78-
2313) (80-88-2,188) of HABIT.  ALDALDON lost to S. MARY ROSE in an exciting 2 minute
fray.  Sisters do that.
     FLY SWATTER (20-2660) (40-21-1,206) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought SMUG BUG (55-2900)
(130-205-0,170) of RHYME TYME.  FLY SWATTER was overpowered by SMUG BUG in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.  Darn!  I thought this was, like, a natural to put
down that Bug.
     LORD FIREFLASH (33-2966) (74-61-1,195) of LUROCIANS II fought SANDMAN (74-2896)
(73-107-3,198) of DARKLINGS.  LORD FIREFLASH overpowered SANDMAN in a 1 minute
mismatched conflict.  Bright lights and stuff.
     RED BARON (33-1092) (76-73-3,190) of LUROCIANS II fought NIGHTCAP (74-2745)
(232-135-0,204) of DARKLINGS.  RED BARON was devastated by NIGHTCAP in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.  Well, why not?  There is totally a difference in
experience.  Although Red might have tourney fights, but still.

     TIA MATTE (32-5321) (28-16-0,187) of DEVIL ADVOCATES fought SEKHAT (7-2251) (56-
108-3,194) of CASTAWAYS.  TIA MATTE was demolished by SEKHAT in a 1 minute mismatched
competition.  Maybe it was the Day of the Cat?
     FLESH RIPPER (74-3375) (44-25-2,241) of LUROCIANS XI fought THE LION KING (35-
4124) (13-2-0,203) of IN THE JUNGLE.  FLESH RIPPER outlasted THE LION KING in an
exciting 7 minute fight.  Okay, NOT the Day of the Cat.
     REM (74-2853) (114-78-0,225) of DARKLINGS fought ABSOLUTION (32-5301) (27-7-
3,189) of ANGELS OF PAIN.  REM defeated ABSOLUTION in an action packed 2 minute
match.  Does this mean Absolution is not absolved after all?
     NYZEIL OGLATA (17-6753) (39-29-1,232) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought KOOKABURRA (33-
4151) (152-186-5,216) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.  NYZEIL OGLATA lost to KOOKABURRA in a
popular 1 minute duel.  Silly!  Those cookies are so stale by now, they could be used
for, you know, skipping stones or something.
     DRIZZT (40-4146) (40-47-0,211) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought ARGUMENT (64-3915) (57-
67-0,219) of UNDER DURESS.  DRIZZT vanquished ARGUMENT in an action packed 1 minute
gory uneven duel.  Does a sword to the head count as a winning argument?

The challenges:
     SEGUE (13-5394) (22-12-0,150) of THE DEVIL'S OWN challenged TREEFROG (15-4177)
(35-61-0,180) of GREENWARDENS.  Up 30.  SEGUE was unbelievably bested by TREEFROG in
a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.  So why was this unbelievable?
     HEADLESS NORSEMAN (33-7758) (19-7-0,126) of HALLOWIENERS challenged STUMP (15-
4882) (35-88-0,155) of GREENWARDENS.  Up 29.  HEADLESS NORSEMAN devastated STUMP in a
1 minute mismatched Challenge match.  Tripped over the stump, you know?  Because he
couldn't see where he was going.
     REPUGNANT (97-3677) (24-15-4,161) of SONS OF SATAN challenged MOSSROCK (15-4871)
(49-65-2,146) of GREENWARDENS.  Down 15.  REPUGNANT devastated MOSSROCK in a 2 minute
gory uneven Challenge brawl.  That moss is looking totally ragged.
     GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-4936) (71-52-0,191) of ARMY OF DARKNESS challenged REDTHORN
(15-4943) (41-52-0,209) of GREENWARDENS.  Up 18.  GIMME SOME SUGAR was viciously
subdued by REDTHORN in a 2 minute Challenge fight.  I always knew thorns were
vicious.
     GARY M. REAPER (32-2502) (86-51-1,184) of DEVIL ADVOCATES challenged WHITEBRAID
(15-2110) (49-83-1,187) of GREENWARDENS.  Up 3.  GARY M. REAPER overpowered
WHITEBRAID in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.  And WILL Whitebraid get his new
train this time?  Tune in year and see!
     BILBO BAGGINNI (9-5508) (57-28-1,256) of MIDDLE ITALY challenged WOODEN ARROW
(15-4619) (43-56-0,199) of GREENWARDENS.  Down 57.  BILBO BAGGINNI bested WOODEN
ARROW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.  Well, no surprise, but I kind of
wonder why.

For the title:
     NOREASTER (35-3896) (56-29-2,292) of DIRT DEVILS challenged MARTIN BLANK (82-
28434) (58-16-0,249) of BLOOD TITANS.  Down 43.  For the title is different.
NOREASTER viciously subdued MARTIN BLANK in a 6 minute Challenge Title battle.  Good
going, Noreaster.  Congratulations.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NOREASTER 35-3896            57  29  2  321  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508        58  28  1  262  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 FLESH RIPPER 74-3375         45  25  2  255  LUROCIANS XI (1038)        DAYLA KIV
 REM 74-2853                 115  78     240  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          153 186  5  227  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 REDTHORN 15-4943             42  52     225  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 DRIZZT 40-4146               41  47     224  PHILANTHROPISTS (1234)     ZENSU
 SLEEPWALKER 74-2843          72 125  1  218  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            233 135     214  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            131 205     208  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 RED BARON 33-1092            76  74  3  208  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966       75  61  1  208  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 SEKHAT 7-2251                57 108  3  208  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434        58  17     205  BLOOD TITANS (1347)        DWES EG
 THE LION KING 35-4124        13   3     203  IN THE JUNGLE (1367)       MURSKA
 S. MARY ROSE 78-2313         81  88  2  202  HABIT (1375)               LIN TIRIAN
 WOODEN ARROW 15-4619         43  57     202  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 GARY M. REAPER 32-2502       87  51  1  196  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 ABSOLUTION 32-5301           27   8  3  196  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753        39  30  1  195  PHILANTHROPISTS (1262)     ALJAFIR

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SANDMAN 74-2896              73 108  3  190  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 ARGUMENT 64-3915             57  68     190  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936     71  53     188  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 ALDALDON 56-3913             38  31  1  188  PHILANTHROPISTS (1271)     ROCANIS
 CONTROVERSY 64-3914          58  67  1  185  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 WHITEBRAID 15-2110           49  84  1  184  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 TREEFROG 15-4177             36  61     183  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SERGE 32-3549                53  69     179  ASSORTED (578)             ARVAT
 SAVORY 32-4143               51  47  1  179  DEAD WE SUCK (1336)        ARVAT
 TIA MATTE 32-5321            28  17     179  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 FLY SWATTER 20-2660          40  22  1  178  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260     65 143     168  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 REPUGNANT 97-3677            25  15  4  168  SONS OF SATAN (1371)       SHADOW GROVE
 HEADLESS NORSEMAN 33-7758    20   7     151  HALLOWIENERS (1391)        NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SEGUE 13-5394                22  13     150  THE DEVIL'S OWN (1389)     DULLENS
-KING COREY 43-4620           34  41  2  147  LUROCIAN ROYALTY (1349)    VEASTIAN
 MOSSROCK 15-4871             49  66  2  143  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 STUMP 15-4882                35  89     133  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 MAKADOS 29-4704              25  12     132  PHILANTHROPISTS (1350)     LAPUR
 MOZART 35-3756               15   5  1  132  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (1011)   MURSKA
 MANIPULATOR 64-3490          48  96  6  125  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 LOATHING 97-4003             15   5  4  116  SPAWN OF DARKNESS (1390)   SHADOW GROVE
 PATIENCE 35-2005             32  26  1  112  PHILANTHROPISTS (510)      MURSKA
 DONKEY HOTAY 19-5187         20   1  1  103  MAN OR BEAST? (1386)       ZUWAYZA

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ERTL WISESTAFF 84-7570       13   8      83  PHILANTHROPISTS17 (1384)   BLACKSTONE
 ZEBZAMBEZI 35-3581           15  11  3   80  PHILANTHROPISTS (510)      MURSKA
-BUMBLE 31-2730               20  10      70  BAD NEWS BEES (519)        CHIMLEVTAL
 JULIETTE 81-1630             27  16  1   57  SUMMERBORN (1365)          SHADOWSPIRE
-TRAKE DARROWS 9-5357         15  10      55  CRIMSON DEATH (1395)       ZUKAL

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Whitebraid -- Hmm.  You're not bad, really.  You just keep getting matched against
old farts with twice your experience. -- Sleepwalker

Wooden Arrow -- Another Greenwarden!  You didn't fight so hot, maybe you had a bad
day.  I was going to say something rude, but then I remembered getting my mouth
washed out with soap.  Blech! -- Rem

     A clean mouth is good.

Redthorn -- I could throw you a retirement party, and invite Jorja.  She might get
the hint then. -- Rem

Treefrog -- Our third matchup with a Greenwarden this turn.  Sorry about the teddy
bear thing. -- Nightcap

S. Mary Rose -- Aha!  You're not a Greenwarden... you're an orc?  Huh.  Are you
really a nun, or could I ask you out? -- Sandman

Serge -- Heh!  I struck like lightning! -- Sekhat

Martin Blank -- Good.  Writing a personal is chore enough, I have NO desire to write
a column. -- Redthorn

Sleepwalker -- I might as WELL nap.  I've been trying for weeks to change my training
routine, and the Commission hasn't been listening. -- Whitebraid

Rem -- A nap actually sounds like a good idea.  A long one--about... three months.  I
think they call it "hibernation." -- Wooden Arrow

Nightcap -- Someone in the gladitorial office here is out to GET me.  That match-up
just SHOWS. -- Treefrog

Manipulator -- Nothing like a nearly immovable object to block your manipulations.
Ha! -- Stump

I can't help it, that Kargarit dude just PEELED OFF the moss!  That kind of thing
hurts, you know. -- Mossrock

ALL -- MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL IN ALASTARI!!!
May your year end in peace and the new year hold great things for you and your
families. -- Gentleben (Sunset-21, Morya-28, Arvat-32 and Talahya-100)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BILBO BAGGINNI bested WOODEN ARROW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
NOREASTER viciously subdued MARTIN BLANK in a 6 minute Challenge Title battle.
GARY M. REAPER overpowered WHITEBRAID in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
GIMME SOME SUGAR was viciously subdued by REDTHORN in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
REPUGNANT devastated MOSSROCK in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
HEADLESS NORSEMAN devastated STUMP in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SEGUE was unbelievably bested by TREEFROG in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
DRIZZT vanquished ARGUMENT in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
NYZEIL OGLATA lost to KOOKABURRA in a popular 1 minute duel.
REM defeated ABSOLUTION in a action packed 2 minute match.
FLESH RIPPER outlasted THE LION KING in a exciting 7 minute fight.
TIA MATTE was demolished by SEKHAT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
RED BARON was devastated by NIGHTCAP in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
LORD FIREFLASH overpowered SANDMAN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
FLY SWATTER was overpowered by SMUG BUG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
ALDALDON lost to S. MARY ROSE in a exciting 2 minute fray.
CONTROVERSY was devastated by SLEEPWALKER in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
JEO THE SONGSMITH was beaten by SERGE in a exciting 1 minute brutal match.
SAVORY overpowered LOATHING in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MOZART devastated DONKEY HOTAY in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
MAKADOS slimly won victory over MANIPULATOR in a 2 minute gory match.
PATIENCE handily defeated ROSELLA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.
ERTL WISESTAFF overpowered JULIETTE in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
ZEBZAMBEZI overpowered ROSELLA in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    71 -  50 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  17 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        38 -  45 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  20 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  24 -  0      20  |

Turn 601 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     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         6 -  5                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  7     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   NOREASTER 35-3896          57  29  2  321 DIRT DEVILS (1246)
AIMED BLOW       BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508      58  28  1  262 MIDDLE ITALY (1360)
STRIKING ATTACK  FLESH RIPPER 74-3375       45  25  2  255 LUROCIANS XI (1038)
BASHING ATTACK   KOOKABURRA 33-4151        153 186  5  227 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          233 135  0  214 DARKLINGS (1160)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARTIN BLANK 82-28434      58  17  0  205 BLOOD TITANS (1347)
SLASHING ATTACK  S. MARY ROSE 78-2313       81  88  2  202 HABIT (1375)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SANDMAN 74-2896            73 108  3  190 DARKLINGS (1160)
TOTAL PARRY      GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936   71  53  0  188 ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FLESH RIPPER 74-3375.  The ten other most popular fighters were NOREASTER 
35-3896, MARTIN BLANK 82-28434, SMUG BUG 55-2900, S. MARY ROSE 78-2313, THE LION KING 
35-4124, FLY SWATTER 20-2660, ALDALDON 56-3913, REM 74-2853, REDTHORN 15-4943, and 
DRIZZT 40-4146.

The least popular fighter this week was LOATHING 97-4003.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260, SANDMAN 74-2896, TIA MATTE 32-5321, 
STUMP 15-4882, WHITEBRAID 15-2110, JULIETTE 81-1630, DONKEY HOTAY 19-5187, 
CONTROVERSY 64-3914, ARGUMENT 64-3915, and SAVORY 32-4143.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  1 0  LAPUR(29)            1  0 0  KURUKAR(64)          0  3 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            3  2 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        4  1 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  0 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   3  1 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  0 0  
DULLENS(13)          0  1 0  MURSKA(35)           4  1 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      0  1 0  
MALCORN(15)          2  4 0  ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          0  1 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          0  1 0  KHALANI(55)          1  0 0  BLACKSTONE(84)       1  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  2 0  ROCANIS(56)          0  1 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     1  1 0  
SEAM(20)             0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JEO THE SONGSMITH 1-3260    65 143  0  168  BLUE EYRIE (1300)          MORDANT
 SEKHAT 7-2251               57 108  3  208  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508       58  28  1  262  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 SEGUE 13-5394               22  13  0  150  THE DEVIL'S OWN (1389)     DULLENS
 REDTHORN 15-4943            42  52  0  225  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753       39  30  1  195  PHILANTHROPISTS (1262)     ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    71  53  0  188  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 FLY SWATTER 20-2660         40  22  1  178  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
 MAKADOS 29-4704             25  12  0  132  PHILANTHROPISTS (1350)     LAPUR
 GARY M. REAPER 32-2502      87  51  1  196  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151         153 186  5  227  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 NOREASTER 35-3896           57  29  2  321  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA
 DRIZZT 40-4146              41  47  0  224  PHILANTHROPISTS (1234)     ZENSU
 SMUG BUG 55-2900           131 205  0  208  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 ALDALDON 56-3913            38  31  1  188  PHILANTHROPISTS (1271)     ROCANIS
 ARGUMENT 64-3915            57  68  0  190  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 FLESH RIPPER 74-3375        45  25  2  255  LUROCIANS XI (1038)        DAYLA KIV
 S. MARY ROSE 78-2313        81  88  2  202  HABIT (1375)               LIN TIRIAN
 JULIETTE 81-1630            27  16  1   57  SUMMERBORN (1365)          SHADOWSPIRE
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434       58  17  0  205  BLOOD TITANS (1347)        DWES EG
 ERTL WISESTAFF 84-7570      13   8  0   83  PHILANTHROPISTS17 (1384)   BLACKSTONE
 REPUGNANT 97-3677           25  15  4  168  SONS OF SATAN (1371)       SHADOW GROVE