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Date   : 03/07/2013    Duedate: 03/20/2013

FREE BLADES ARENA

DM 103    TURN 606

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 DIRT DEVILS 35/1246 1836 1071  17 63.2      PHILANTHROPISTS 40/1234
    MIDDLE ITALY 9/1360                         PHILANTHROPISTS 56/1271
    HALLOWIENERS 33/1391                        PHILANTHROPISTS 3 35/1011
    DRAFT DODGERS 84/1394                       PHILANTHROPISTS17 84/1384
    IN THE JUNGLE 35/1367                     4 LUROCIANS II 33/775  340  315   8 51.9
    MAN OR BEAST? 19/1386                       BLOOD TITANS 82/1347
    SONS OF SATAN 97/1371                       LUROCIANS XI 74/1038
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                    5 CASTAWAYS 7/1301     885  843   8 51.2
    DEVIL ADVOCATES 32/298                      DARKLINGS 74/1160
    THE DEVIL'S OWN 13/1389                   6 RHYME TYME 55/397    446  494   2 47.4
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                    GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278
    SPAWN OF DARKNESS 97/1390                 7 HABIT 78/1375        951 1240  14 43.4
  2 DEAD WE SUC 32/1336  261  198   2 56.9      ASSORTED 32/578
  3 PHILANTHROPI 20/773  533  480   9 52.6      UNDER DURESS 64/743
    PHILANTHROPISTS 35/510                    8-SUMMERBORN 81/1365    10   21   0 32.3
    PHILANTHROPISTS 17/1262                   9 GREENWARDENS 15/770  783 1746  12 31.0
    PHILANTHROPISTS 29/1350

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 717): FANG of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 719): ELEVENTH of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 668): SHOCK TOP of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 713): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 715): GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 706): FENSTER GOLLY of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 707): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 356): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 704): THE CLEAR of ARCANE PHARMACY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 701): TRUST BUSTER 1 of SEGUE CARTEL (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 698): WARTLESS WITCH of HALLOWIENERS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 690): MADON AP LLEW of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 645): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 331): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 325): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 312): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 580): KULGAN of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 565): BIG DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 547): VINDA YARRO of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 541): IRONIC TWIST of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 261): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 502): JACK PENDELTON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 497): XAVIER of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 488): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 605): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 717): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 719): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 668): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 713): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 715): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 706): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 707): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 356): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 704): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 701): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 698): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 690): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 648): EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 331): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 325): OBG! (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 312): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 580): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 565): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 547): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 541): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 261): BASH BROS SUITCASE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 502): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 497): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 488): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 605): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 717): BLUE FUNK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 718): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 712): DEANO of MARKS PARTY (JE, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 715): SNAKE of SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 697): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 689): GRINCH of BAD GUYS (Mr. Bad Guy, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 325): TALKEETNA of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord, mgr.)
                               TEMPTRESS of LUROCIAN DEVILS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
                               SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                   (turn 324): LATKA of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 546): DARTH VADER of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 540): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Here I am again!

     It was nice to get a break from column writing... and, you know, the job of
sitting up here and looking grand.  Grand... and old.  I may not look old, thanks to
Greywand's immortality, but I feel it in my head.  Been here a lot of years.  And I'm
tired of mist, fog, and cold.  The Isle of the Eye is just too far north for me.  And
I'd like to try fishing in a lake where, if you catch something, it isn't a magical
mutant.
     I did not think I'd ever hear myself saying (or writing) that I'm an old man.  I
guess youth is an attitude, and I've, temporarily at least, lost it.  Hmm...
daydreaming here... what would it take to make me feel young?  A beautiful lady
friend, maybe.  Or two?  No, two wouldn't work out.  And that's the wisdom of age
throwing a wet blanket on that idea, darn it.  Maybe I should take up a craft, or an
art.  I've always envied people who can play the lute.  Yeah, yeah.... I'll take lute
lessons from a beautiful woman with whom I will fall in love.  A problem with that is
that I'm going to stay physically young... so she'd better be a Lady Protector, I
guess.  Someone who is willing to go and live in Lirith Kai.  And who teaches the
lute.  This could take some searching!  But I'm in the right arena for it, eh?

Feeling younger already!

Lord Marshall Nightcap

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Okay, this is, like, another time to be fast and skimpy with the report.  This
time it's because we're Freezing, and the clerks want this DONE as fast as I can do
it.  I'm not feeling, you know, any kind of fast today, but I'll do my best.

     Fight with the most point movements:  Mozart up 42, Savory down 33.
     A green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.
     Darklings was most avoided, by Devil Advocates.
     Mossrock was most challenged.
     Twenty-three fights, eight challenges, three standbys, and two cases of
frostbitten toes in the stands.  Sometimes you have to wear closed shoes, even if you
don't want to.  At least, sometimes you should.

The challenges only, because of being in a rush:
     HEADLESS NORSEMAN (33-7758) (21-10-0,133) of HALLOWIENERS challenged STUMP (15-
4882) (35-93-0,137) of GREENWARDENS.  Up 4.  HEADLESS NORSEMAN vanquished STUMP in an
action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
     DONKEY HOTAY (19-5187) (23-2-1,145) of MAN OR BEAST? challenged MANIPULATOR (64-
3490) (49-99-6,124) of UNDER DURESS.  Down 21.  DONKEY HOTAY won victory over
MANIPULATOR in an action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
     REPUGNANT (97-3677) (26-18-4,160) of SONS OF SATAN challenged MAKADOS (29-4704)
(27-14-0,177) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Up 17.  REPUGNANT devastated MAKADOS in a 1 minute
one-sided Challenge competition.
     TIA MATTE (32-5321) (31-18-0,167) of DEVIL ADVOCATES challenged MOSSROCK (15-
4871) (51-68-2,160) of GREENWARDENS.  Down 7.  TIA MATTE devastated MOSSROCK in a
crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
     NOREASTER (35-3896) (60-30-2,210) of DIRT DEVILS challenged SMUG BUG (55-2900)
(133-207-0,206) of RHYME TYME.  Down 4.  NOREASTER overpowered SMUG BUG in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
     ABSOLUTION (32-5301) (30-9-3,193) of ANGELS OF PAIN challenged WOODEN ARROW (15-
4619) (43-61-0,181) of GREENWARDENS.  Down 12.  ABSOLUTION won victory over WOODEN
ARROW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
     GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-4936) (75-53-0,230) of ARMY OF DARKNESS challenged SANDMAN
(74-2896) (75-110-3,232) of DARKLINGS.  Up 2.  GIMME SOME SUGAR devastated SANDMAN in
a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
     Yes, I know.  No comments.  My brain is tired, okay?

For the title:
     BILBO BAGGINNI (9-5508) (62-28-1,302) of MIDDLE ITALY challenged NIGHTCAP (74-
2745) (237-135-0,270) of DARKLINGS.  Down 32.  BILBO BAGGINNI savagely defeated
NIGHTCAP in a 2 minute Challenge Title melee.  So Nightcap doesn't have to do another
column, and he can go find a lute teacher and get young again.  This is probably
good.

                                     Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508        63  28  1  361  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DRIZZT 40-4146               45  48     292  PHILANTHROPISTS (1234)     ZENSU
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936     76  53     243  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 REM 74-2853                 119  79     235  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434        62  18     233  BLOOD TITANS (1347)        DWES EG
 NOREASTER 35-3896            61  30  2  221  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA
 RED BARON 33-1092            80  75  3  218  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 SERGE 32-3549                55  72     211  ASSORTED (578)             ARVAT

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966       77  64  1  206  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 SEGUE 13-5394                27  13     206  THE DEVIL'S OWN (1389)     DULLENS
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            237 136     205  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 PATIENCE 35-2005             35  28  1  205  PHILANTHROPISTS (510)      MURSKA
 WHITEBRAID 15-2110           50  88  1  203  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 REDTHORN 15-4943             43  56     203  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 THE LION KING 35-4124        16   5     200  IN THE JUNGLE (1367)       MURSKA
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            133 208     198  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 ABSOLUTION 32-5301           31   9  3  198  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 SANDMAN 74-2896              75 111  3  197  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
-FLY SWATTER 20-2660          43  23  1  195  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
-ALDALDON 56-3913             40  33  1  195  PHILANTHROPISTS (1271)     ROCANIS
 ARGUMENT 64-3915             60  70     193  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 TREEFROG 15-4177             37  65     192  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 S. MARY ROSE 78-2313         84  90  2  191  HABIT (1375)               LIN TIRIAN
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          155 189  5  190  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 SLEEPWALKER 74-2843          72 130  1  188  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
-GARY M. REAPER 32-2502       89  53  1  187  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 REPUGNANT 97-3677            27  18  4  187  SONS OF SATAN (1371)       SHADOW GROVE
 WOODEN ARROW 15-4619         43  62     186  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 SEKHAT 7-2251                58 112  3  182  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753        43  31  1  182  PHILANTHROPISTS (1262)     ALJAFIR

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CONTROVERSY 64-3914          59  71  1  180  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 TIA MATTE 32-5321            32  18     176  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 FLESH RIPPER 74-3375         46  29  2  171  LUROCIANS XI (1038)        DAYLA KIV
 MOZART 35-3756               18   7  1  166  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (1011)   MURSKA
 MAKADOS 29-4704              27  15     160  PHILANTHROPISTS (1350)     LAPUR
 MOSSROCK 15-4871             51  69  2  156  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DONKEY HOTAY 19-5187         24   2  1  148  MAN OR BEAST? (1386)       ZUWAYZA
 HEADLESS NORSEMAN 33-7758    22  10     146  HALLOWIENERS (1391)        NIATOLI ISLAND
 SAVORY 32-4143               53  50  1  144  DEAD WE SUCK (1336)        ARVAT
 ERTL WISESTAFF 84-7570       17   9  1  132  PHILANTHROPISTS17 (1384)   BLACKSTONE
 MANIPULATOR 64-3490          49 100  6  131  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 STUMP 15-4882                35  94     128  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 LOATHING 97-4003             17   8  4  128  SPAWN OF DARKNESS (1390)   SHADOW GROVE
-ZEBZAMBEZI 35-3581           17  13  3  128  PHILANTHROPISTS (510)      MURSKA
 COREY THE MOOSE 84-19615     20   4     104  DRAFT DODGERS (1394)       BLACKSTONE

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PAM DEMONIUM 32-5551         19   4  1  100  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 JERK O'LANTERN 33-7742       19   3      91  HALLOWIENERS (1391)        NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-LITTLE DARLING 81-1700       23  18      78  SUMMERBORN (1365)          SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-JULIETTE 81-1630             27  19  1   52  SUMMERBORN (1365)          SHADOWSPIRE

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Noreaster -- Great column!  Thanks for writing it! -- Nightcap, who wishes you were
doing it again this time

Gary M. Reaper -- Well, you lasted four minutes.  And you should change your train.
-- Sandman

Noreaster -- Oh, damn.  I caught you having a really bad day.  Sorry, guy. --
Nightcap

The Lion King -- Wow!  Two long minutes, me with ten times your experience, and you
didn't learn a single skill?  You dope, weren't you training skills? -- Sleepwalker

Martin Blank -- Not sure how I ended up with that weapon, but hey, well done. --
Sekhat

Fly Swatter -- That was a good try. -- Rem

Sorry, people, but we just don't have the energy to do personals today. -- the
Greenwardens
P.S.  Probably too much winter, not enough green.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GIMME SOME SUGAR devastated SANDMAN in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BILBO BAGGINNI savagely defeated NIGHTCAP in a 2 minute Challenge Title melee.
ABSOLUTION won victory over WOODEN ARROW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
NOREASTER overpowered SMUG BUG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TIA MATTE devastated MOSSROCK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
REPUGNANT devastated MAKADOS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
DONKEY HOTAY won victory over MANIPULATOR in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
HEADLESS NORSEMAN vanquished STUMP in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
NYZEIL OGLATA was overpowered by SERGE in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
REM overpowered THE LION KING in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DRIZZT devastated KOOKABURRA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MARTIN BLANK subdued WHITEBRAID in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
SEKHAT was overpowered by REDTHORN in a popular 1 minute gruesome mismatched conflict.
LORD FIREFLASH overpowered SLEEPWALKER in a action packed 1 minute uneven struggle.
PATIENCE bested TREEFROG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
RED BARON overpowered S. MARY ROSE in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
SEGUE beat CONTROVERSY in a 2 minute fight.
FLESH RIPPER was overcome by ARGUMENT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
SAVORY was overpowered by MOZART in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
ERTL WISESTAFF savagely defeated PAM DEMONIUM in a action packed 2 minute fray.
COREY THE MOOSE bested LUCIFREYJA in a exciting 1 minute bout.
LOATHING overpowered XHUGHA KARGARIT in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
JERK O'LANTERN overpowered ROSELLA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -   3 -  1      81  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        58 -  42 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    69 -  60 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  20 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  20 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  23 -  0      34  |

Turn 606 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         7 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508      63  28  1  361 MIDDLE ITALY (1360)
TOTAL PARRY      GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936   76  53  0  243 ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)
LUNGING ATTACK   REM 74-2853               119  79  0  235 DARKLINGS (1160)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARTIN BLANK 82-28434      62  18  0  233 BLOOD TITANS (1347)
PARRY-LUNGE      LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966     77  64  1  206 LUROCIANS II (775)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SANDMAN 74-2896            75 111  3  197 DARKLINGS (1160)
SLASHING ATTACK  TREEFROG 15-4177           37  65  0  192 GREENWARDENS (770)
BASHING ATTACK   KOOKABURRA 33-4151        155 189  5  190 GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)
STRIKING ATTACK  REPUGNANT 97-3677          27  18  4  187 SONS OF SATAN (1371)
WALL OF STEEL    PAM DEMONIUM 32-5551       19   4  1  100 DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DONKEY HOTAY 19-5187.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOZART 
35-3756, ERTL WISESTAFF 84-7570, GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936, BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508, 
ABSOLUTION 32-5301, MARTIN BLANK 82-28434, COREY THE MOOSE 84-19615, SANDMAN 74-2896, 
MANIPULATOR 64-3490, and WHITEBRAID 15-2110.

The least popular fighter this week was KOOKABURRA 33-4151.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE LION KING 35-4124, PAM DEMONIUM 32-5551, S. MARY ROSE 
78-2313, SEKHAT 7-2251, NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753, STUMP 15-4882, MAKADOS 29-4704, 
MOSSROCK 15-4871, SMUG BUG 55-2900, and JERK O'LANTERN 33-7742.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  LAPUR(29)            0  1 0  KURUKAR(64)          1  2 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            3  2 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        1  4 0  
DULLENS(13)          1  0 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   4  1 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       0  1 0  
MALCORN(15)          1  5 0  MURSKA(35)           3  1 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          0  1 0  ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  BLACKSTONE(84)       2  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          2  0 0  KHALANI(55)          0  1 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     2  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SEKHAT 7-2251               58 112  3  182  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 BILBO BAGGINNI 9-5508       63  28  1  361  MIDDLE ITALY (1360)        ZUKAL
 SEGUE 13-5394               27  13  0  206  THE DEVIL'S OWN (1389)     DULLENS
 WHITEBRAID 15-2110          50  88  1  203  GREENWARDENS (770)         MALCORN
 NYZEIL OGLATA 17-6753       43  31  1  182  PHILANTHROPISTS (1262)     ALJAFIR

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    76  53  0  243  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 MAKADOS 29-4704             27  15  0  160  PHILANTHROPISTS (1350)     LAPUR
 SERGE 32-3549               55  72  0  211  ASSORTED (578)             ARVAT
 RED BARON 33-1092           80  75  3  218  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 NOREASTER 35-3896           61  30  2  221  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA
 DRIZZT 40-4146              45  48  0  292  PHILANTHROPISTS (1234)     ZENSU
 SMUG BUG 55-2900           133 208  0  198  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 ARGUMENT 64-3915            60  70  0  193  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 REM 74-2853                119  79  0  235  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 S. MARY ROSE 78-2313        84  90  2  191  HABIT (1375)               LIN TIRIAN
 MARTIN BLANK 82-28434       62  18  0  233  BLOOD TITANS (1347)        DWES EG
 ERTL WISESTAFF 84-7570      17   9  1  132  PHILANTHROPISTS17 (1384)   BLACKSTONE
 REPUGNANT 97-3677           27  18  4  187  SONS OF SATAN (1371)       SHADOW GROVE

                           AVOIDS, BLOODFEUDS, & CHALLENGES

                                       by Pagan

     Ever wonder how the whole challenge/avoid thing works?
     Who you fight depends on exactly how it works.  We will never know exactly how it 
works unless we can get a look at the coding for the program, but this is how I think 
it works:

The Situation:
     The system allows a warrior to make two separate challenges and two distinct 
avoids.
     Avoids are distinct in that they MUST indicate a specific team to be avoided, so 
a "double avoid" indicates a single team twice, which by default means you are 
avoiding one team.  In this case, the second avoid is a duplicate and therefore a 
waste of an avoid.
     Challenges are to specific warriors.  You have a first challenge, and then you 
have a second challenge.

The Process:
     First the computer removes all Dark Arena challengers from the list of available 
warriors.
     Second, the computer checks for WHO fights WHO by going though all TVs and 
bloodfeuds, which are 100% sure to go through except in four instances:
     1. the warrior challenged does not fight,
     2. the warrior challenged is also making a bloodfeud or TV challenge and that 
challenge has already been assigned,
     3. the warrior has already been assigned to a Dark Arena fight,
     4. that warrior has declared your team to be one of his warrior's avoids, 
reducing your challenge to 50%.
     Third, the computer assesses all the regular first-challenge warriors and assigns 
fights.  All other challenges are at 100% chance of success except in a few instances:  
warrior challenged is going to the DA, warrior challenged is involved in a previously 
assigned challenge, warrior challenged is not running this turn, or warrior challenged 
has avoided your team at 50% chance to avoid.
     Fourth, the computer assesses and assigns all secondary challenges of warriors 
not so far assigned for bloodfeuds and TVs.
     Fifth, the computer assesses and assigns all the regular second challenges.
     Sixth, the computer assigns random matchups in each available class starting with 
the highest class first.
     Seventh, the computer finds the remaining warriors that have successfully avoided 
all first and second challenges and/or who also did not get randomly assigned, AND for 
whom no more available warriors remain in their class for random pairing.  All of 
these warriors get RSI-generated warriors to fight based on their class.
     So, if I'm right and avoids reduce the chance for a challenge to 50%, then:
     In the absence of an avoid
          single challenge = 100% success
          double challenge = 100% success, then an additional 100% success
     Where an avoid is involved
          single challenge vs avoid = 50% success
          double challenge vs avoid = 75% (chance to avoid is 0.5 * 0.5 = 0.25; 1 - 
0.25 = 75% chance to succeed

     Bloodfeuds and TVs may increase the percentage chance of success above 100%, or 
they may not.  I feel that their increased ability to get through is based solely on 
the way the computer assigns challenges.  They are first, so they are most likely to 
go through.  The 100% chance for a challenge to succeed is 100% if it's a TV bloodfeud 
and you are the first one to get assigned a fight that day because you are also the 
Duelmaster.  But after that the chances start to diminish rapidly.
     The run-through for second challenges theoretically means your challenge should 
be 100% but it's not the case if you are the LAST guy the computer goes to for finding 
challenges.
     If you don't double challenge, you significantly lower your chance to get your 
challenge through.  The second challenge is not equal to the first challenge.

Pagan