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Date   : 12/24/2015    Duedate: 01/06/2016

FREE BLADES ARENA

DM 103    TURN 679

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 HOUSE CANNI 13/1473  220  114   1 65.9      THE VENETIAN IV 74/1451
    THE MOTHERSHIP 19/1078                      BLADES OF TERROR 12/1406
  2 XXX BANDITS 33/1452    9    5   0 64.3      HELL FROZEN OVER 41/1428
  3 STINKY MEAT 2/1454  2947 1641  23 64.2      WIDE WORLD OF... 84/1370
    NERDS RULE! 17/1465                         LAUGH TRACK LORDS 65/1474
    HALLOWIENERS 33/1391                        LORDS OF DARKNESS 84/1408
    DEVIL SLAYERS 43/1472                       THE GRAIL KNIGHTS 15/1429
    DRAFT DODGERS 84/1394                       EVIL EATER BUNNIES 29/1446
    IN THE JUNGLE 35/1367                       COLLUSION UNLIMITED 84/1427
    MAN OR BEAST? 19/1386                     4 CASTAWAYS 7/1301    1026  954  10 51.8
    SONS OF SATAN 97/1371                       DARKLINGS 74/1160
    THE INSTITUTE 78/1467                     5 RIFF-RAFF CRE 35/46   79  104   1 43.2
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                      ANYWAYUSLICEIT 56/815
    DEVIL ADVOCATES 32/298                    6 ASSORTED 32/578     1073 1454  15 42.5
    SATAN'S BLADES 56/1450                      UNDER DURESS 64/743
    SATAN'S KINGDOM 9/1461                    7-GET 56/1470           14   21   1 40.0
    ANGELIC KNIGHTS 16/1466                     RESCUE 77/1471
    HORDES OF HELL! 99/1460                     MARKS PARTY 15/1468
    LEGIONS OF HELL 35/1462                   8-G.O.L.F. 17/1410      39   72   1 35.1
    LEGIONS' OF HELL 3/1403                     BUTTERFLY FACE 97/1447
    MILWAUKEE RULES 84/1409                   9 FOOT OF PRI 35/1469    1    2   0 33.3

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  FREE BLADES needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for MAD 
DOG RUSSO?  MAN OR BEAST?'s proud of him after beating DREHVIN and getting 38 points. 
Talk about yer big time losers!  GUILLOTINE got smashed by HELYSE, and lost 29 
points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  TRUST BUSTER 1 stopped SLICE 
CONSTRUCT dead in its tracks!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get 
nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  DEVIL 
ADVOCATES was FREE BLADES' most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  I don't 
know what ANGELIC KNIGHTS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many 
fights from DEVIL ADVOCATES, that's fer sher.  Can UNDER DURESS' MANIPULATOR be more 
popular than me?  She was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  I'm not 
so sure FLYING PIG knew all the facts when he challenged ARGUMENT of UNDER DURESS.  I 
saw FLYING PIG stumbling and dribbling at The Cooler last week...  FLYING PIG was so 
studly out there in the sands!  Beating ARGUMENT and getting 8 points.  HELL FROZEN 
OVER must be proud, for sure!  Ooh!  Did ABSOLUTION really know what he was doing 
when he challenged CONTROVERSY?  A 85-27-3 speaks volumes.  (Zontoni said that.  I 
don't know what it means.) Like, was that some fighting on ABSOLUTION's part, or 
what?  And he got 11 points out of it!  (besides getting in my report)  Poor 
CONTROVERSY.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All FREE BLADES ever talks about is fighting! 
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

LORD-MARSHALL                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TRUST BUSTER 1 32-5443       72  13     361  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHEET WITH EYES 33-7740      37   8     276  HALLOWIENERS (1391)        NIATOLI ISLAND
 THE WHITE RABBIT 29-5815     27   6     263  EVIL EATER BUNNIES (1446)  LAPUR
 BLASPHEMY 32-5332            31   8  1  252  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 APOCALYPSE 32-5711           44  15  1  251  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 SHADOW 84-26165              41  32     246  LORDS OF DARKNESS (1408)   BLACKSTONE
 ABSOLUTION 32-5301           85  27  3  240  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 FLYING PIG 41-4605           51  10     240  HELL FROZEN OVER (1428)    KATI-TEI
 SIR BUBBA THE BOLD 15-5249   37  11  3  239  THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (1429)   MALCORN
 BEAR GRYLLS 19-5185          26   5     235  MAN OR BEAST? (1386)       ZUWAYZA
 SUBTERFUGE 84-38420          42  12     232  COLLUSION UNLIMITED (1427) BLACKSTONE
 SEKHAT 7-2251                99 144  4  231  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 THE SICKLY DWARF 84-24303    52  18  1  229  MILWAUKEE RULES (1409)     BLACKSTONE
 ZOMBIE RAGE 84-15614         40  23     220  WIDE WORLD OF... (1370)    BLACKSTONE
-PING 17-3787                 32  21  1  218  G.O.L.F. (1410)            ALJAFIR
 WAILIN' VAN HALEN 35-845     51  44  2  217  RIFF-RAFF CREW (46)        MURSKA
 PAM DEMONIUM 32-5551         58  37  1  215  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SLICE CONSTRUCT 56-3181      38  30  1  210  ANYWAYUSLICEIT (815)       ROCANIS
 JERK O'LANTERN 33-7742       63  29  1  209  HALLOWIENERS (1391)        NIATOLI ISLAND
 ARGUMENT 64-3915             99 104     208  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 COREY THE MOOSE 84-19615     60  36     207  DRAFT DODGERS (1394)       BLACKSTONE
 CONTROVERSY 64-3914          85 118  1  205  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 WHITE LION 35-859            51  42     204  RIFF-RAFF CREW (46)        MURSKA
 MAD DOG RUSSO 19-5483        21  10  1  204  MAN OR BEAST? (1386)       ZUWAYZA
 SERGE 32-3549                81 119     203  ASSORTED (578)             ARVAT
 TIA MATTE 32-5321            73  49     203  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 SLEEPWALKER 74-2843          91 184  2  200  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 THE LION KING 35-4124        64  29     198  IN THE JUNGLE (1367)       MURSKA
 VEAL SORENTO 74-4385         28  11     197  THE VENETIAN IV (1451)     DAYLA KIV
 THE SCYTHE 56-4456           25  15     197  SATAN'S BLADES (1450)      ROCANIS
 MANIPULATOR 64-3490          62 160  6  196  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 LORD'S PRAYER 35-4456        35  32  1  195  FOOT OF PRIDE (1469)       MURSKA
 REPUGNANT 97-3677            77  41  4  194  SONS OF SATAN (1371)       SHADOW GROVE
 HAPPY JACK 19-4086           42  34  2  185  THE MOTHERSHIP (1078)      ZUWAYZA
 HEADLESS NORSEMAN 33-7758    67  37  1  183  HALLOWIENERS (1391)        NIATOLI ISLAND
 WHIFF 3-7295                 49  32  1  182  LEGIONS' OF HELL (1403)    OSKSI

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NEWT ROCKNE 19-5179          42  26  1  180  MAN OR BEAST? (1386)       ZUWAYZA
 GUILLOTINE 12-6588           46  25  2  175  BLADES OF TERROR (1406)    RIZTAB
 CRAZED WILDEBEEST 9-5824     23   6     161  SATAN'S KINGDOM (1461)     ZUKAL
 TORTURE 35-4368              18   5     161  LEGIONS OF HELL (1462)     MURSKA

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE DARK KNIGHT 15-5250      33  12     147  THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (1429)   MALCORN
-EXTERMINATION 32-6153        22   4     146  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 IRONTOWER 13-5482            22   3     145  HOUSE CANNITH (1473)       DULLENS
 WAR PIG 33-7914              30  21  1  140  XXX BANDITS (1452)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 HEAD CHEESE 2-6081           23  15     127  STINKY MEAT (1454)         NIANIA

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WEIRD SCIENCE 17-7551        18  19     101  NERDS RULE! (1465)         ALJAFIR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MGR THE MAGICIAN 15-5268     18   6     100  THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (1429)   MALCORN
 LUST 99-5216                 13   8  5  100  HORDES OF HELL! (1460)     SOUTH RIDGE
 RIGHTEOUS 16-6238            13   4  1   96  ANGELIC KNIGHTS (1466)     WILLAF

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ST. GEORGE 43-5034           16   2      88  DEVIL SLAYERS (1472)       VEASTIAN
 JACK TRIPPER 65-7376         22  14      81  LAUGH TRACK LORDS (1474)   DAL SHANG
 BEAST FEAST 78-3115          17   7      49  THE INSTITUTE (1467)       LIN TIRIAN
-KIRSTEN DUNST 97-5536         8  10  4   48  BUTTERFLY FACE (1447)      SHADOW GROVE

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

For your Yuletide bloodletting pleasure, sung to the tune of "Winter Wonderland."

                          Slay bells ring, are ya listenin'?
                        Beneath the moon, blood is glistenin'!
                         A grisly sight, we're happy tonight,
                         Watchin' all the Dark Arena fights!

                       In the daytime we can catch the action,
                         as the Duelmaster defends his crown!
                         All the criticals and bloody drama,
                     and if you're nasty you can challenge down!

                              Later on, by tavern fire,
                             managers, they'll conspire,
                        to face unafraid, the challenges made,
                            Duelin' in that Alastari land!

Wishing all good D2 managers a Happy Holidays!

                                          -- Stik and Grim Fandango of Sunset

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FLYING PIG unbelievably bested ARGUMENT in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge fight.
ABSOLUTION demolished CONTROVERSY in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
PAM DEMONIUM slimly won victory over SERGE in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
WHITE LION defeated MANIPULATOR in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
TRUST BUSTER 1 bested SLICE CONSTRUCT in a action packed 2 minute gory Title brawl.
SIR BUBBA THE BOLD bested HATHU in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
BEAR GRYLLS handily defeated ROBIN OF SHEW-WOOD in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
THE LION KING lost to SEKHAT in a action packed 6 minute gory duel.
THE WHITE RABBIT vanquished DREHVIN in a popular 2 minute brutal one-sided duel.
THE SICKLY DWARF handily defeated SLEEPWALKER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
TIA MATTE was subdued by DREHVIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
BLASPHEMY devastated HAPPY JACK in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory one-sided battle.
SHADOW handily defeated DREHVIN in a 2 minute one-sided conflict.
SHEET WITH EYES vanquished ARUNDA ROCKTROLL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
APOCALYPSE handily defeated ARUNDA ROCKTROLL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SUBTERFUGE viciously subdued ROBIN OF SHEW-WOOD in a popular 2 minute brutal brawl.
JERK O'LANTERN demolished LORD'S PRAYER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
WAILIN' VAN HALEN overpowered WHIFF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched conflict.
THE SCYTHE was luckily beaten by DREHVIN in a action packed 2 minute brutal fight.
GUILLOTINE was overpowered by HELYSE in a 1 minute uneven fray.
REPUGNANT overcame HELYSE in a 1 minute contest.
VEAL SORENTO was defeated by HATHU in a 2 minute match.
ZOMBIE RAGE overpowered DREHVIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
COREY THE MOOSE overpowered ARUNDA ROCKTROLL in a popular 1 minute gory uneven fight.
IRONTOWER was savagely defeated by CRAZED WILDEBEEST in a exciting 4 minute melee.
NEWT ROCKNE handily defeated MAREI in a 1 minute uneven bout.
TORTURE outlasted XHUGHA KARGARIT in a action packed 9 minute brutal competition.
MAD DOG RUSSO defeated DREHVIN in a 2 minute fight.
HEADLESS NORSEMAN vanquished MAREI in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
HEAD CHEESE was beaten by WAR PIG in a 1 minute match.
THE DARK KNIGHT overpowered XHUGHA KARGARIT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
WEIRD SCIENCE overpowered BITTER ALMOND in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
LUST was bested by XHUGHA KARGARIT in a popular 3 minute duel.
BEAST FEAST was bested by BITTER ALMOND in a exciting 1 minute battle.
JACK TRIPPER devastated BITTER ALMOND in a popular 1 minute uneven bout.
ST. GEORGE subdued ROSELLA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
RIGHTEOUS demolished ROSELLA in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
MGR THE MAGICIAN vanquished ROSELLA in a exciting 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      21         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  10 -  0      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  21 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  13 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW       118 -  88 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  19 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    68 -  71 -  1      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  24 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  25 -  0      26  |

Turn 679 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        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  8         5  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW        14 -  7                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TRUST BUSTER 1 32-5443     72  13  0  361 DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE WHITE RABBIT 29-5815   27   6  0  263 EVIL EATER BUNNIES (1446)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLASPHEMY 32-5332          31   8  1  252 ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)
TOTAL PARRY      FLYING PIG 41-4605         51  10  0  240 HELL FROZEN OVER (1428)
PARRY-LUNGE      BEAR GRYLLS 19-5185        26   5  0  235 MAN OR BEAST? (1386)
WALL OF STEEL    PAM DEMONIUM 32-5551       58  37  1  215 DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)
SLASHING ATTACK  CONTROVERSY 64-3914        85 118  1  205 UNDER DURESS (743)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MAD DOG RUSSO 19-5483      21  10  1  204 MAN OR BEAST? (1386)
BASHING ATTACK   MANIPULATOR 64-3490        62 160  6  196 UNDER DURESS (743)

The overall popularity leader is SLEEPWALKER 74-2843.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ARGUMENT 64-3915.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRAZED 
WILDEBEEST 9-5824, THE LION KING 35-4124, SEKHAT 7-2251, TORTURE 35-4368, SERGE 
32-3549, ST. GEORGE 43-5034, THE SCYTHE 56-4456, LUST 99-5216, IRONTOWER 13-5482, and 
TRUST BUSTER 1 32-5443.

The least popular fighter this week was GUILLOTINE 12-6588.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HEAD CHEESE 2-6081, WHIFF 3-7295, LORD'S PRAYER 35-4456, 
CONTROVERSY 64-3914, WEIRD SCIENCE 17-7551, WAR PIG 33-7914, ZOMBIE RAGE 84-15614, 
REPUGNANT 97-3677, HAPPY JACK 19-4086, and TIA MATTE 32-5321.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
NIANIA(2)            0  1 0  ALJAFIR(17)          1  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          0  2 0  
OSKSI(3)             0  1 0  ZUWAYZA(19)          3  1 0  KURUKAR(64)          0  3 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  0 0  LAPUR(29)            1  0 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  0 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            5  2 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        0  2 0  
RIZTAB(12)           0  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   4  0 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       0  1 0  
DULLENS(13)          0  1 0  MURSKA(35)           3  2 0  BLACKSTONE(84)       5  0 0  
MALCORN(15)          3  0 0  KATI-TEI(41)         1  0 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     1  0 0  
WILLAF(16)           1  0 0  VEASTIAN(43)         1  0 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HEAD CHEESE 2-6081          23  15  0  127  STINKY MEAT (1454)         NIANIA
 WHIFF 3-7295                49  32  1  182  LEGIONS' OF HELL (1403)    OSKSI
 SEKHAT 7-2251               99 144  4  231  CASTAWAYS (1301)           BONSUR
 CRAZED WILDEBEEST 9-5824    23   6  0  161  SATAN'S KINGDOM (1461)     ZUKAL
 GUILLOTINE 12-6588          46  25  2  175  BLADES OF TERROR (1406)    RIZTAB
 IRONTOWER 13-5482           22   3  0  145  HOUSE CANNITH (1473)       DULLENS
 SIR BUBBA THE BOLD 15-5249  37  11  3  239  THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (1429)   MALCORN
 RIGHTEOUS 16-6238           13   4  1   96  ANGELIC KNIGHTS (1466)     WILLAF
 WEIRD SCIENCE 17-7551       18  19  0  101  NERDS RULE! (1465)         ALJAFIR
 BEAR GRYLLS 19-5185         26   5  0  235  MAN OR BEAST? (1386)       ZUWAYZA
 THE WHITE RABBIT 29-5815    27   6  0  263  EVIL EATER BUNNIES (1446)  LAPUR
 TRUST BUSTER 1 32-5443      72  13  0  361  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 SHEET WITH EYES 33-7740     37   8  0  276  HALLOWIENERS (1391)        NIATOLI ISLAND
 WAILIN' VAN HALEN 35-845    51  44  2  217  RIFF-RAFF CREW (46)        MURSKA
 FLYING PIG 41-4605          51  10  0  240  HELL FROZEN OVER (1428)    KATI-TEI
 ST. GEORGE 43-5034          16   2  0   88  DEVIL SLAYERS (1472)       VEASTIAN
 SLICE CONSTRUCT 56-3181     38  30  1  210  ANYWAYUSLICEIT (815)       ROCANIS
 ARGUMENT 64-3915            99 104  0  208  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 JACK TRIPPER 65-7376        22  14  0   81  LAUGH TRACK LORDS (1474)   DAL SHANG
 SLEEPWALKER 74-2843         91 184  2  200  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 BEAST FEAST 78-3115         17   7  0   49  THE INSTITUTE (1467)       LIN TIRIAN
 SHADOW 84-26165             41  32  0  246  LORDS OF DARKNESS (1408)   BLACKSTONE
 REPUGNANT 97-3677           77  41  4  194  SONS OF SATAN (1371)       SHADOW GROVE
 LUST 99-5216                13   8  5  100  HORDES OF HELL! (1460)     SOUTH RIDGE