DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 10/18/2003    Duedate: 10/31/2003

DARKHOLM

DM-104    TURN-360

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 DARK PANTHEON 6/643  1129  421  7 72.8      SIR AGLIO 10/600                      
    THUNDR + LITENING 18/309                 10-DEAD EVIL 18/627       27   25  2 51.9
    LEGENDS OF STEELE 1/1047                    TROOPERS 21/1113                      
  2 MONGREL HORDE 10/964  480  233  3 67.3   11 NIGHT TRAIN 37/545      8    8  0 50.0
  3 TOTEM 74/1146          47   25  2 65.3      NIGHT TRAIN 6/1158                    
    THAT SUCKS! 19/1144                      12 THE A TEAM 38/1044    573  578  6 49.8
    DEATH STUDS VIII 82/1086                    GUANO GROUP 51/1065                   
  4 PIGS ON PARAD 9/1154  168  129  2 56.6      BIG MEAN FISH 18/292                  
    GUARDIAN'S SLAVES 42/1157                   ONE SURFING HINDU 97/1071             
    THE GUARDIANS II 18/1155                    FURNITURE BARN 42/1109                
    THE GUARDIANS 21/1156                       LOOK OUT BELOW 6/1042                 
  5 BELLYFLOP 82/1097    1407 1145 14 55.1   13 SHAMROCKS 58/424      153  162  3 48.6
    STREET PIZZAD I 82/1096                  14 BLADES OF ICE 7/192   318  337  2 48.5
    WHY I PLAY DM 82/1116                       BLADES OF CHAOS 5/961                 
    MY WIFE'S COSMETICS 82/1038                 BLADES OF MIST 4/959                  
    WHAT I ATE FOR XMAS 82/1114                 ZODIAC KNIGHTS 3/958                  
    PARENTHOOD 82/1122                       15 THE MENTORS 10/408     32   35  0 47.8
    STREET PIZZA 18/114                      16 CRIMINAL ELE 39/1074   20   27  0 42.6
    4-LETTER WORDS 48/1063                      INDULGENT DRINKS 54/1153              
    SESAME SPINE 82/1070                     17 BEAST MASTERS 37/136   92  132  1 41.1
    CHEAP DENTISTRY 82/1098                     ELEMENTS OF PSI 58/423                
    ROCK BOTTOM 82/1080                         ACTS OF NATURE 6/415                  
    FASCINATIN' RYTHYM 82/1152               18 NINJAS 7/1107          34   56  1 37.8
    4-LETTER FLUIDS 82/1166                     RESURRECTION 2/1143                   
    4-LETTER EPICS 82/1165                      GENOCIDE 51/1110                      
    WHY WE LOVE TUM 82/1164                     KILLERS 41/1145                       
    4-LETTER DESCRIPTION 82/1167             19 DELVERS 42/1000       194  327  1 37.2
  6 STYROFOAM 82/1090    1115  967  8 53.6      DOGS OF WAR 4/999                     
  7 EXODUS! 3/956         436  377  3 53.6      GAMES LIBRARY 3/998                   
    SPIDERS FROM MARS 21/950                 20 JOHNS 5/927           736 1289 16 36.3
    THE TAO 36/923                              ARROGANCE 18/732                      
    THE DARK TEMPLE 18/978                      SCARRY TEAM 36/824                    
    FIANADHA 69/945                             JUST BECAUSE 38/1151                  
  8 DOH! 24/1147         1454 1287  6 53.0      THE LADY'S LIST 6/917                 
    THINGSINPUG'SCOOLER 4/1088                  LETHAL LADIES 4/768                   
    DP CLONES 24/1045                        21 BIG BAD 7/1073        429  808  8 34.7
    WASTELAND 18/468                            SHEPHERDS 18/432                      
    PEPPER PRACTICE II 57/1069                  SUPER BASH BROTHERS 6/1067            
    DIABLO TOO 23/1037                          THIS LITTLE PRIGGY 25/1162            
    WASTELAND II 7/500                          NEXT GENERATION 58/1075               
    I'M SO SEXY 42/1072                         FAMOUS HITTERS 3/1079                 
    OUTSIDE IS 48/1061                          FOUND IN THE SAND 32/1034             
    COOL WHEELS 58/943                          NEXT GENERATION 18/1150               
    BAD HAND 24/1125                            MIGHTY MORALS 51/1120                 
    DIABLO ALSO 24/1163                      22 SRETSAMLEUD 37/1134     3    6  0 33.3
    CEMENTIA 61/1112                         23-TOWNSVILLAIN 10/1089   10   23  0 30.3
  9 QUBIT 10/1140         525  467  2 52.9   24 DWARVEN LEGI 21/1139    3    7  0 30.0
    ON A WHIM 82/1014                           THE HOLY LEGION 10/490                

    '##/###' Avoid teams by their Team Id     '-'  Team did not fight this turn

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Eye of the Storm #66 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the Far West:

     Shania slipped out of the room and shut the door behind her.  She wished there
was a way to lock it but had found no key in her captured robe, and there wasn't time
to search farther.  She had to get away from this room, out of the building if
possible, before the hunt started.
     The hall was narrow and poorly lighted, of some kind of rough, dark stone that
seemed to absorb what little light there was.  It stretched away into darkness in
both directions; she was irresistibly reminded of the passages backstage at a
theater, or the servants' stairs and halls in a great mansion.  She touched the wall
opposite her with the tips of her fingers, hoping to get a general feeling for the
layout and an idea which way she needed to go to find the exit.  And reeled as a
blueprint of the building crystallized in her mind.  Not only the present building,
but its past, and all the stages of construction and modification that had affected
it in the course of centuries.  She snatched her hand away from the wall and tried to
steady her breathing.
     After a moment, Shania looked at the floor plans in her mind and sorted through
them for the current information.  Later, at her leisure, she could wonder why her
talent for knowing had over-reacted so.  For now, the exit.  And it was...that way.
She turned to the right and hurried along the narrow hallway, bare feet silent on the
stones.
     The building itself was silent.  She heard no other footsteps, no voices.  It
might have been deserted, for all her senses could tell her.  But she didn't think it
was.
     The hall ended in a small room, a sort of lobby, with more passages going off in
different directions.  The map in her mind said that the left-hand passage would take
her out most quickly, but as she turned in that direction, she heard a muffled slam
and the murmur of a voice in that direction.  Damn.  She would fight if she had to,
but the longer her escape went undiscovered, the farther away she could get.  The map
indicated that if she went straight ahead and then to the right immediately, there
would be a stairway down, which connected with some kind of tunnels under the city.
Sewers, she guessed with a grimace.  But a second voice answered the first down the
passage to the left, and there were movement sounds that could be several people.
     She went straight across the room and looked for the stairs that turned off to
the right.  Nothing.  Blank wall.  But the plans clearly indicated--  Oh, damn.
Hidden doorway.  She didn't have TIME for--  She laid her hand against the wall,
braced for the rush of images, but this time, perhaps because she was prepared, it
was orderly.  The stair had been there, was there, but it had been closed over...
sixty years ago, more or less.  Someone had wanted a secret entrance and exit.  There
was a pressure point...there.  She pressed.
     There was a moment when nothing happened, and her hand went to the dagger in her
sleeve as the voices in the other hall came closer.  Then a stone that rose from the
floor to the level of her waist moved away, giving an opening barely big enough for
her to slip through.  Just in time she remembered that the other side was a stairway
and felt for the first step down.  Okay.  And push the doorway closed...yes, it went
back into position easily and silently.
     The stairwell was pitch dark, but there was nowhere to go but down.  Maybe when
she got to...somewhere, she would try a simple light spell.  No telling how it might
come out, but...later.  Moving carefully, she felt her way down the stairs.  They
were old, worn, and damp in spots.  Tricky footing.  For the moment, being barefoot
was an advantage.  Except that sometimes the moisture underfoot was slimy, squishy,
sometimes it even seemed to move.  Perhaps it was just as well she couldn't see what
she was stepping on.  She kept the fingers of one hand on the wall at her side for
guidance but resolutely did not invoke Knowing.  A little at a time was plenty.
     The moisture in the air and on the stones increased, and she heard the low
mutter of running water.  Not as much of a smell as she'd feared, so perhaps this
wasn't sewers.  Drains--storm drains?  Did it rain a lot here, wherever 'here' was?
An arched opening below her was faintly visible, slightly less dark than the utter
blackness in this descending stairwell.  No sounds of people that she could hear over
the water, so perhaps the light came from some distant opening to the surface.  She
certainly hoped there was an opening to the surface, and well away from the building
where she'd been held.
     The archway at the bottom of the stair opened into a much larger passage, itself
arched and about six feet wide by nine high at the highest point.  The light was so
dim that if she hadn't already been adapted to total blackness, she would have
claimed there was no light at all here.  Water flowed in a channel down the three-
foot-wide center of the floor; she couldn't tell how deep it was.  Except for the
sound of the water, it was utterly silent.
     Shania judged she could risk mage-light here, if it wasn't too bright, and
concentrated briefly to summon it.  A will-o-wisp of golden light bloomed and danced
in the air in front of her, filling the tunnel with soft radiance.  She looked around
curiously.  It was definitely a man-made passage, but either the masons had known 
some art that surpassed that of any she had ever seen, or the tunnel was so old that
time and running water had smoothed all toolmarks from the stones and laid a layer of
mineral deposits over all, hiding whatever joints there might be.
     Her guess was that the smooth, seamless appearance was due to age.  If she
touched the walls in order to Know the layout of the tunnels, how many centuries of
changes would she have to sort through?  Well, it had to be done, if she didn't want
to stand here forever.  That would make a surprising sight for any later visitors!
     Her fingers brushed against the damp stone.  There was a rush of images, but
she'd been expecting that and was not overwhelmed this time.  And despite the great
age of the tunnels, there had been few changes, and those mostly the result of
collapse, not rebuilding.  The tunnels, she now saw, formed a drainage web under a
city....  Ah, but not this city, not originally.  A much older city, laid out
differently for the most part.  Odd, that--usually a new city followed the plan of an
older one, unless some devastation had completely leveled--  Ah, it had.  Well, that
was not her problem.  Draining stormwater to a river and to the sea.  What she needed
was a place where she could safely climb out.  Her mind searched quickly through the
web.  Many of the original exits had been covered by the new construction, others
were only drains, too small to pass even a child.  But there must be some other
human-sized exit than the one she'd come in by, or there would be no point to that
one!  She could, of course, go all the way down to the shore and trust to luck in
getting out unseen there, but not if there was an alternative.  Hmm, there was a
blurred area, quite near the shore.  An effort to clarify the image brought no
result.  What could stop her probe?  Intrigued, she set off in that direction.
     There seemed to be no time in these tunnels, but Shania felt that she'd been
walking for...an hour, perhaps.  Maybe longer.  There was no change in what she saw:
the main tunnel that she had first entered, sometimes a side tunnel, smaller, opening
into it at shoulder height, often with a trickle of water spilling over the lip and
down into the main channel.  The system as a whole was sloping steadily downward.
Sometimes a breeze from ahead brought a smell of the shore, seaweed and mud and maybe
some dead fish.
     When she reached the area that had been blurred to her Knowing, she was almost
surprised to see that it was clear before her physical eyes.  Some kind of magical
shield, then?  If, by any chance, it was maintained by a non-enemy, that could be
exactly what she needed.  She began to peer up each side tunnel in search of an exit.
     In the end, it was easy to find.  One of the side tunnels, instead of opening
flat in the wall, came down from a higher level in a staircase.  Water ran down it in
a fuller stream than most tributaries had been.  That would make the steps slippery,
but she was prepared to crawl up them on her hands and knees if she had to.  She
hitched up her robe and began.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     The fog made it impossible to see where they were going.  Which was the whole 
idea, because the warship that was intending to ram them couldn't see, either.  But
Jammies had this very clear image in his mind of their ship running flat into one of
the rocky islands that dotted this part of the sea.
     Vurand, trotting past him on some errand, whacked him upside the head, not very
lightly.  "Don't think of disaster.  Positive thoughts, dummy," he commanded.  "Even
I know that much about magic."
     Jammies jumped a little--the fog was so heavy he hadn't seen the orc coming.
"Right, positive thoughts," he muttered.  In his mental image, the ship and the rock
suddenly separated.  He thought the deck lurched under his feet and hoped that was
just his imagination.  He could hear shouts off in the fog, too far away to be any of
his comrades.  The warship, no doubt.  He hoped THEY crashed into an island!
Promptly on the thought came the sound of wood being smashed, and screams, but their
own ship kept moving forward smoothly.  The fog began to thin.  He looked around
almost fearfully.
     Their ship was passing between two of the tall rocky islands, through a space so
narrow that Jammies shivered to think of how close they must have come to disaster.
Off to the side, he could see through the mist that the warship had not been so
lucky.  It looked like it had run head-on into an island, and the front half of it
was nothing but firewood, the rear half still retaining something of its original
form.  There were men clinging to bits of wreckage and to the rocky fringes of the
island, and men floating in the water.  And some kind of fish with tall triangular
fringes circling around them, like wolves around a fallen horse.
     "Maybe we should pick up the survivors," Jammies suggested uneasily.  He felt
responsible for their plight.
     "You're nuts, boy!" Vurand snapped.  "Those are our ENEMIES.  Better they die
now so we don't have to fight 'em again later."
     "But...they're people!  They'll drown or get eaten by sharks or something,"
Jammies protested.
     "No," Vurand told him gravely.  "You've got it to learn, boy--those are enemies.
Enemies aren't people, or it'd be too hard to kill 'em.  You can't think about a man
maybe having a wife and kids and still fight to kill.  So he's not 'people'.  If you
find that hard, just think about it from the other side.  THEY wouldn't hesitate to
kill YOU, so you must not be 'people' to them.  Turnabout is fair.  You understand
me?"
     When Jammies nodded, Vurand continued on toward the bow to see what kind of
problem Herlas and Rughal were having.  The Fratsfan mage was lying on the deck,
rigid, his eyes rolled back in his head and foam on his lips.
     "What's going on?" Vurand asked, squatting down on the other side of Herlas.
     Rughal didn't look all that good, he looked wrung out, but he was still alert,
still in business, so to speak.  "I don't know," Rughal growled.  Frustration snarled
in his voice.  "When we came out of the fog, he was like this."
     The magician's mouth moved.  "I am in a place called Zinaco-Lal."  The voice was
Shania's.  "I am in..." hesitation, "a Shrine of Hodan near the waterfront.  I do not
know how long I will be safe here--"  The voice broke off abruptly.
     Rughal grabbed Herlas by the shoulders and shook him hard.  "Don't stop!  Tell
us more," he demanded.
     The Fratsfan blinked twice, mumbled something that wasn't any words they could
understand, and went limp.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #14 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Not Talahya:

     The Ghean gladiators once again positioned themselves for combat, spreading out
enough that each warrior should have room to act independently.  The lizard man,
Thristle, took the leading position on the path, with the others fanned out to the
sides where the ground was flat and clear enough.
     The mist roiled and disgorged the Ardaunar.
     There were half a dozen of them, in scale-mail and helms, armed with short,
straight swords.  Like Thristle, they were humanoid but not human.  Unlike Thristle,
they were not reptilian.
     "Narsh Uttur?" Carris Fallstar asked, remembering a few of the werewolves of
Lyratilan that he'd met on the Isle.
     "They certainly smell like wolves," Rogan answered with a grimace.
     "The teeth that bite," Scarlatti agreed, eyeing the fanged snouts uneasily.
"The claws that rend.  I shudder to think of fighting them," he added, shuddering
conspicuously.  His sword was steady in his hand.
     Moonjumper, beside him, laughed.
     At that sound, the Ardaunar reared back, exchanging uneasy glances.  They
weren't used to being laughed at.  The hesitation was brief, however.  The one in the
center of the pack stepped forward and began a long...well, it was probably a
harangue.  In the growly voice of the creature, it was hard to tell if it was
boastful, hostile, or emotionally neutral.
     Thristle broke in on the speech with one of his own, all whistles and chirps and
hissing sounds.
     The leading Ardaunar made a 'cut it off' gesture and spoke, with difficulty, in
the local version of Isle cant.  "Thizz ourr path.  You getd off, grrovel, and we
notd kill."
     "No," Carris said, stepping up beside Thristle.  "Grovel for a pack of mangy
curs?  We will not."
     The leading Ardaunar howled fury and lunged forward, his companions close
behind.  Contrary to the gladiators' expectations, they did not each engage one enemy
but concentrated at one end of the line, where Moonjumper and Scarlatti held down the
right.  It was quickly obvious that the Ardaunar were used to fighting as a unit,
rather than one-on-one.  They stayed together, covered each other's flanks, moved
forward and back so that each got a chance to rest when the battle was hottest.
     The gladiators changed their own half-formed plan and moved to encircle the
compact group of opponents.  Each gladiator picked one of the dog-men and tried to
entice him out to where he could be fought in the way they were used to.  A futile
effort, as the Ardaunar wouldn't break their pack; it was their strength, and they
knew it.
     "This isn't working," Carris said, disgusted.  He spoke Fratsfan rather than
Isle cant and hoped that the two Free Blades warriors would understand it well
enough--and the dogs not at all.  "Thristle was right, we've got to fight as a team.
And we've got to break them up.  So, Rogan, Scarlatti, work with me, we'll split this
pack in two.  Moonjumper, you and Thristle keep them distracted so they won't guess
what we're up to until it's too late."
     "What about me?" Fizban asked.
     "You're no warrior," the elf said bluntly.  "Do you have any spells that can
help here?"
     "At such close quarters with risk to my own side, and without preparation...."
The old wizard shrugged, looking embarrassed.
     "That's what I thought.  Stay out of the way, then."  Carris disengaged from the
Ardaunar he was fencing with.  "We act...NOW."  He lunged.
     Rogan and Scarlatti fell in on either side of him and a little behind, making a
wedge to split the pack.  The Ardaunar howled, and one went down from Carris's
initial lunge-and-thrust.  No way, no time to tell if the blow was fatal, but the dog
was out of the fight.  The others howled and drew back a little, trying to reform
their tight group.  The wedge of gladiators forced itself deeper, and there was
another howl as Moonjumper and Thristle attacked on the flank.  Two of the Ardaunar
grabbed their fallen comrade, and they all began to back away.
     "This is the most dangerous moment," Thristle warned.  "They will retreat if we
allow them to do so, but if the attack is pressed, they will fight, and more fiercely 
for being desperate."
     "We don't need to drive home this victory," Fizban urged behind them.  "We don't
need bitter enemies here in this strange place!"
     "I'd like to see a clear surrender," Carris Fallstar growled.
     "Ah, let 'em go," Scarlatti muttered.  "We whipped 'em, and they know it.  We've
got other things to do."
     "A place to rest," Fizban agreed with a small groan.  Age got no easier to bear
with experience.
     "Food," added Scarlatti.
     "And most of all, information," Carris Fallstar finished.
     "I will take you to the compound of my team," Thristle said.  "You will be able
to rest and refresh yourselves, and our managers will doubtless bend their minds to
solving your problems.  This routing of the Ardaunar," he gestured at the patch of
blood on the walkway, "is perhaps a small thing, but it will amuse my comrades and
dispose them to be helpful.  Come."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 480): CHYNA of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 365): FIERCE ONE-EYE of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 485): SANDMAN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 482): SHERMAN of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 480): FOLIE HANNA of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 484): DELAPP of NIGHT TRAIN (BPR, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 481): ARROWROOT of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 476): FELICITAS of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 467): LILITH of THE SHADOWS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 466): STINKALOGICAL of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 440): KNOCKED UP! of UNKNOWNS (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 366): CHRISEIS of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 173): SLIPPERY NIPPLE of INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 161): GHASTLY MIGRAINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): RAY of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 138): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 359): BARROCH of SHEPHERDS from TALCAMA (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 480): HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 365): RESURRECTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 485): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 482): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 480): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 484): none
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 481): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 476): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 467): FEISTY POODLES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 466): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 440): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 366): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 173): INDULGENT DRINKS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 161): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): none
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 138): AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 359): THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 479): DIESEL of HAWKS (Mr. Monsen, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 483): ASHANTI of KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 480): TENACIOUS of BATHTUB ARMADA (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 475): QUIBBLE of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 466): ADAM AND STINK of BOOK OF STINK (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
               (turn 465): SARA DIVINE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
                           MONSOON of STORM WARNING (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 439): BLONDIE of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 431): FIDDLESTICKS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 187): B.A. TURRY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               WHAT'S UP, DUCK? of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 418): PUDDING PARADE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 172): JOEY ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 160): IMMOVEABLE OBJECT of NOT QUITE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 316): RAY of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
                               DADDY of MIKE'S INK (Hombre, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

My fellow Delarquans,

     Oh, this is interesting.  Our Keeper of the Runeblade, Barroch, has a TV
challenge because he used it last turn.  We know he would like to fight Voldric the
Blue because he mentioned it again as recently as last turn, but Voldric hasn't been
in range for his challenge until now.  Voldric, too, has a TV challenge and I do
believe that at some point in the past he expressed his willingness to fight Barroch?
That's the part I'm not 100 percent sure of.  In any case he doesn't seem willing to
face Barroch now.  Voldric's TV challenge was aimed a bit less high and it was his
challenge that the Commission honored.  VOLDRIC THE BLUE (18-6259) (58-44-0,218) of
THUNDR + LITENING TV challenged GRIZZLY (74-2710) (41-41-0,185) of TOTEM.  Strangely,
Grizzly did not fight last turn so I would not have thought him eligible for to
receive a challenge.  Maybe this rule has been changed.  VOLDRIC THE BLUE bested
GRIZZLY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.  Barroch, meanwhile, endured a title challenge
which was of no particular use to him, no doubt because he forgot to write a column.
BUUL THE BULL (2-4840) (36-37-1,225) of RESURRECTION challenged BARROCH (18-2684)
(87-87-1,289) of SHEPHERDS.  BUUL THE BULL was devastated by BARROCH in a 1 minute
one-sided Challenge Title duel.  At least our leading lunger has now achieved a
winning record, while his opponent unfortunately has dropped one more step away from
that worthy goal.
     Speaking of avoids, the bulk of it this turn was done by The Mentors (currently
ranked 15th among our guilds), who did not wish to face Big Mean Fish (12th).  There
are four Mentors in our ranks and I suspect each one used every tool at his disposal.
Although only one of them got his challenge through, they had a 3-1 turn; not bad.
     Hockey was our most challenged warrior, which I might have thought to indicate
that our lower ranks are using the tools available to them in trying to advance
themselves.  However, it seems that a higher-ranked warrior got to Hockey first.
SILAS (18-6796) (32-56-2,177) of SHEPHERDS challenged HOCKEY (82-5719) (16-15-0,102)
of CHEAP DENTISTRY.  SILAS handily defeated HOCKEY in an action packed 1 minute
uneven Challenge melee.  This left poor Hockey with a 50/50 record but perhaps he
learned something from his far more experienced opponent.
     Just because it's always interesting to see what our top aimed blow practitioner
is up to, let's look at Large Spinny Guy's random matchup.  LARGE SPINNY GUY (23-
4361) (51-29-2,224) of DIABLO TOO fought BLACK WIDOW (37-1303) (51-59-2,192) of BEAST
MASTERS.  LARGE SPINNY GUY overpowered BLACK WIDOW in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
Ah, Black Widow is a tough fighter but perhaps lacks the polish of our leading arena
stars.
     And how about our top parry-lunger?  That would be the ever-popular Lee.  FAT
BASTARD (42-3804) (46-21-0,219) of I'M SO SEXY fought LEE AT TOURNEY (4-3565) (104-
117-1,245) of LETHAL LADIES.  FAT BASTARD was overpowered by LEE AT TOURNEY in a
popular 2 minute one-sided duel.  I should hope so.  Fat is a formidable opponent but
one would expect him to be bested by a wily veteran like Lee.  I expect the Jhelumite
will be battling her way up to a winning record a few turns from now.
     Lee at Tourney was of course our overall popularity leader, but this turn the
rabble's sympathy vote went out to David Caruso.  DEORNE (7-2529) (66-50-1,203) of
BLADES OF ICE fought DAVID CARUSO (82-2269) (18-8-1,162) of BELLYFLOP.  DEORNE
savagely defeated DAVID CARUSO in an exciting 8 minute bloody competition.
Naturally, with their short attention span, the crowd thought Caruso was scummed and
they blamed Deorne, whose carefully crafted fight certainly did include plenty of
bloodshed.
     But the one the crowd hated worst was Zot Zipzig.  ZOT ZIPZIG (6-5688) (15-13-
0,63) of NIGHT TRAIN fought MY1STADMWARRIOR (37-4668) (18-6-1,76) of SRETSAMLEUD.
ZOT ZIPZIG was vanquished by MY1STADMWARRIOR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.  I guess
they thought Zot didn't look very competent out there on the sands.  I guess I agree,
although he might have simply been having a bad day.
     I'm delighted to see that Sex on the Beach continues to challenge ambitiously
and has finally vaulted up out of the cellar:  SEX ON THE BEACH (54-2435) (18-7-3,38)
of INDULGENT DRINKS challenged TRUMP (24-4359) (25-19-1,73) of BAD HAND.  SEX ON THE
BEACH overpowered TRUMP in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.  Well done,
Sex!  And we hope to see Trump scrambling for a step up next turn as well.
     Unfortunately another lower-ranked warrior, John Ashcroft, forgot to challenge
at all.  JOHN ASHCROFT (24-4355) (16-9-2,53) of DOH! fought MR. OCTOBER (3-5893) (19-
23-1,53) of FAMOUS HITTERS.  JOHN ASHCROFT was handily defeated by MR. OCTOBER in a 1
minute one-sided contest.  John lost ten points and now finds himself at the bottom
of the pile.  Tsk tsk.  You're capable of much more, young man.  Use your tools.
     I am loath to point out that no one died this turn.  You all need to fight
harder!  Darkholm should have more deaths than any other arena on the Isle!  We
should also have more Tournament Victor challenges, so at the next tourney I expect
you to get out there and compete!
     Advice for this turn: NO FEAR.  We are Delarquans!

                                                                  Desiree

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BARROCH 18-2684             88  87  1  299  SHEPHERDS (432)            TALCAMA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LEE AT TOURNEY 4-3565      105 117  1  271  LETHAL LADIES (768)        JHELUM
 BUNNY WAILER 3-5356         33  19  0  253  EXODUS! (956)              OSKSI
 SALIEL 3-5485               56  45  1  252  ZODIAC KNIGHTS (958)       OSKSI
 SLAYER II 10-2125           35  24  1  244  THE MENTORS (408)          KOLACT
 MAHI MAHI 18-4899           83  59  1  240  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 LARGE SPINNY GUY 23-4361    52  29  2  233  DIABLO TOO (1037)          TI
 WHIRLING WORD 48-3815       50  31  0  233  4-LETTER WORDS (1063)      CAER
 RENAE 7-4304                54  39  3  231  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 MAJOR TOM 21-4598           41  31  1  226  SPIDERS FROM MARS (950)    SUNSET
 BRAHMA 97-731               27  28  4  222  ONE SURFING HINDU (1071)   SHADOW GROVE
 VOLDRIC THE BLUE 18-6259    59  44  0  220  THUNDR + LITENING (309)    TALCAMA
 DIERDRE 69-9439             38  36  1  217  FIANADHA (945)             CIMMERIAC
 FLOATING SWISS 4-4461       22  13  0  217  THINGSINPUG'SCOOLER (1088) JHELUM
 GEO METRO 58-5740           60  61  2  216  COOL WHEELS (943)          DELARQ TOR
 SHOCKING TOAD 7-310         48  60  1  213  NINJAS (1107)              BONSUR
 FACEMAN 38-4129             40  35  2  213  THE A TEAM (1044)          CLIFFHOME

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEORNE 7-2529               67  50  1  206  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 JANAE 5-3867                51  40  3  206  BLADES OF CHAOS (961)      KALTOS
 MR PIBB 24-4253             52  20  1  205  DP CLONES (1045)           ZORPUNT
 OBSESSIVE 58-2447           39  34  1  204  ELEMENTS OF PSI (423)      DELARQ TOR
-T-BONE 18-3402              32  22  3  204  DEAD EVIL (627)            TALCAMA
 BLINKY 18-2683              73 114  4  203  SHEPHERDS (432)            TALCAMA
 JACK BOY 82-2030            65  50  0  203  ON A WHIM (1014)           DWES EG
 TRANQUILITY 36-3765         47  38  3  201  THE TAO (923)              JHANS
 OSCAR THE SLOUCH 82-1316    39  29  3  201  SESAME SPINE (1070)        DWES EG
 NO SALARY CAP 82-6494       20   6  1  200  WHY I PLAY DM (1116)       DWES EG
 DR NUT 24-4254              43  25  2  199  DP CLONES (1045)           ZORPUNT
 BODHISATVA 36-4027          36  25  0  199  THE TAO (923)              JHANS
 ZALTAN 6-4616               55 106  2  198  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 ETCHED IN STONE 61-3112     31  11  0  198  CEMENTIA (1112)            JURINE
 MISS HONEY 36-4850          60  52  0  197  SCARRY TEAM (824)          JHANS
 DR DAZZLE 57-4485           42  26  0  196  PEPPER PRACTICE II (1069)  ANDOR
 RYGEL 18-7142               38  28  0  196  WASTELAND (468)            TALCAMA
 STORM XCIX 82-14095         20   7  1  196  DEATH STUDS VIII (1086)    DWES EG
 RAZOX 7-2400                72  52  1  195  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 SCHYLER 6-4866              48  81  1  195  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 SYPHILIS 19-3085            84  49  2  194  THAT SUCKS! (1144)         ZUWAYZA
 CHRISTIANITY 51-4965        38  32  0  194  GENOCIDE (1110)            TRICORUS
 SID VICIOUS 18-6054         31  23  2  194  THE DARK TEMPLE (978)      TALCAMA

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WHIRLING DOG 10-4177        59  30  1  193  MONGREL HORDE (964)        KOLACT
 MUCKER 42-3596              47  54  1  193  DELVERS (1000)             RODEKI
 LADY STARDUST 21-4601       46  22  2  193  SPIDERS FROM MARS (950)    SUNSET
 DUSKY JAWFISH 18-6978       37  35  1  193  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 DARK ORIGIN 42-2770         26  16  0  192  GUARDIAN'S SLAVES (1157)   RODEKI
 SPEEDI 58-3029              90  77  3  191  SHAMROCKS (424)            DELARQ TOR
 CLEANER WRASSE 18-6495      58  57  2  191  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 BLACK WIDOW 37-1303         51  60  2  190  BEAST MASTERS (136)        SIBIKHAS
 FAT BASTARD 42-3804         46  22  0  190  I'M SO SEXY (1072)         RODEKI
 BUUL THE BULL 2-4840        36  38  1  190  RESURRECTION (1143)        NIANIA
 JANET RENO 42-3823          33  33  1  190  I'M SO SEXY (1072)         RODEKI
 DARK GUMBY 7-4694           41  28  0  189  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR
 GRIZZLY 74-2710             41  42  0  189  TOTEM (1146)               DAIYLA KIV
 CHICK WITH A STICK 23-4365  40  41  1  188  DIABLO TOO (1037)          TI
 COOLER 82-7277              27  13  1  188  STYROFOAM (1090)           DWES EG
 SIR ENE 10-4360             39  26  3  187  SIR AGLIO (600)            KOLACT
 HOT 48-3858                 40  39  2  186  OUTSIDE IS (1061)          CAER
 DRUNK AND AT DENNY 82-2255  34  34  2  186  ROCK BOTTOM (1080)         DWES EG
 A DIFFERENT GRAPE 82-1258   31  17  0  185  MY WIFE'S COSMETICS (1038) DWES EG
 LUCRETIA BORGIA 4-3563      92 130  0  184  LETHAL LADIES (768)        JHELUM
 SUE E. SYDE 39-3240         36  28  1  182  CRIMINAL ELEMENT (1074)    XOCHITHLAN
 3-7-2-D-S 82-5727           33  28  0  182  FASCINATIN' RYTHYM (1152)  DWES EG
 SPLURGE ON WAX LIP 18-6485  49  38  1  181  STREET PIZZA (114)         TALCAMA

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GREE CHAK 41-3859           37  26  2  179  KILLERS (1145)             KATI-TEI
 SILAS 18-6796               33  56  2  179  SHEPHERDS (432)            TALCAMA
 OH WELL 10-2205             27  23  4  178  THE MENTORS (408)          KOLACT
-SMILES 21-3207              25  16  3  177  TROOPERS (1113)            SUNSET
 TORNADO 6-2249              25  31  2  176  ACTS OF NATURE (415)       TRANSEL
 SINISTER MIDGET 6-5113      35  42  5  175  LOOK OUT BELOW (1042)      TRANSEL
 DAVID CARUSO 82-2269        18   9  1  174  BELLYFLOP (1097)           DWES EG
 BIGFATHAIRYDEAL 82-1321     20   8  1  173  STREET PIZZAD I (1096)     DWES EG
 A NEW PONY! 82-1306         16  16  0  170  WHAT I ATE FOR XMAS (1114) DWES EG
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620    80  92  0  169  DELVERS (1000)             RODEKI
 DOC STEELE 18-6808          38  53  1  169  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 THE HUNGER 21-4622          20   7  1  169  SPIDERS FROM MARS (950)    SUNSET
 IRON HEAD LEE 18-6563       12   3  0  169  THE GUARDIANS II (1155)    TALCAMA
 TOWER 7-4461                36  17  1  166  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 THANOS 37-1406              25  28  2  165  NIGHT TRAIN (545)          SIBIKHAS
-MOJO JOJO 10-4643           26  26  2  163  TOWNSVILLAINS (1089)       KOLACT
 THRENODY 4-4557             33  29  1  161  BLADES OF MIST (959)       JHELUM
 DOC STEELE 18-6010          49 100  6  157  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 LUIGI 6-5142                28  32  2  155  SUPER BASH BROTHERS (1067) TRANSEL
 CYCLOPS 7-4625              25  23  1  155  BIG BAD (1073)             BONSUR
 HORRIBLE POSSESSION 6-4997  30  13  0  154  DARK PANTHEON (643)        TRANSEL

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 EXCREMENTO 51-4968          38  33  1  149  GUANO GROUP (1065)         TRICORUS
 HARLEQUIN TUSKFISH 18-6977  38  33  0  148  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 RAMZA 7-4340                51  32  2  147  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 BASS 5-3666                 48  84  2  144  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 LIFE 3-4196                 35 120  0  139  GAMES LIBRARY (998)        OSKSI
 SALESGUN 1-6745             18  38  2  135  LEGENDS OF STEELE (1047)   MORDANT
 SLEEPLESS PARANOIA 82-2252  13  13  1  134  PARENTHOOD (1122)          DWES EG
 BEAR 7-4628                 24  33  1  131  BIG BAD (1073)             BONSUR
 MAGINOT MIKE 4-4509         51  53  1  128  DOGS OF WAR (999)          JHELUM
 JOB 18-6129                 20 122  0  126  SHEPHERDS (432)            TALCAMA
 LINK 6-5144                 25  33  2  125  SUPER BASH BROTHERS (1067) TRANSEL
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         28  60  2  114  FOUND IN THE SAND (1034)   ARVAT
 HOCKEY 82-5719              16  16  0  111  CHEAP DENTISTRY (1098)     DWES EG
 ROB A. REE 39-3241          29  15  0  104  CRIMINAL ELEMENT (1074)    XOCHITHLAN
 BORGUS BASHIMUS 58-6097     21  27  1  104  NEXT GENERATION (1075)     DELARQ TOR

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE WICKER KING 42-3904     21  17  0  102  FURNITURE BARN (1109)      RODEKI
 STING 10-429                20  15  2  102  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 QUID PRO QUO 10-4794        25   7  1   96  QUBIT (1140)               KOLACT
 ELI 18-7272                 19  24  3   96  SHEPHERDS (432)            TALCAMA
 SLAYER 3 10-2530            24  10  1   92  THE MENTORS (408)          KOLACT

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MIMIC BLENNY 18-7541        22  13  1   88  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 MY1STADMWARRIOR 37-4668     19   6  1   84  SRETSAMLEUD (1134)         SIBIKHAS
 PORK CHOP 9-3878            11   5  1   84  PIGS ON PARADE (1154)      ZUKAL
 BRADEN 6-4867               47  82  0   82  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 ARSONIST ART 39-3325        23  15  0   82  CRIMINAL ELEMENT (1074)    XOCHITHLAN
 PROFFESSOR GRIM 10-2613     17  11  0   77  THE MENTORS (408)          KOLACT
 HUGE TWIRLING MAN 24-4457   18   6  0   75  DIABLO ALSO (1163)         ZORPUNT
 PATIENCE 51-4949            18  28  1   73  MIGHTY MORALS (1120)       TRICORUS
 NUMBERED WON 18-7434        17  20  0   72  NEXT GENERATION (1150)     TALCAMA
 SEX ON THE BEACH 54-2435    19   7  3   70  INDULGENT DRINKS (1153)    TROCAR
 MR. OCTOBER 3-5893          20  23  1   67  FAMOUS HITTERS (1079)      OSKSI
 WHARF 58-6101               19  28  3   67  NEXT GENERATION (1075)     DELARQ TOR
 SACRIFICE 51-4947           14  25  2   67  MIGHTY MORALS (1120)       TRICORUS
 LUC STARWALKER 58-6100      26  31  0   62  NEXT GENERATION (1075)     DELARQ TOR
 WENT TO MARKET 25-4288      15  10  2   59  THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (1162)  LYRATILAN
 ZOT ZIPZIG 6-5688           15  14  0   59  NIGHT TRAIN (1158)         TRANSEL
 FROG SLAYER 21-4021         17  18  0   57  THE GUARDIANS (1156)       SUNSET
-TYRONE 21-1769              29  21  1   56  DWARVEN LEGION (1139)      SUNSET
 MEN WORKING 38-4189         24  37  1   54  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME
 TRUMP 24-4359               25  20  1   49  BAD HAND (1125)            ZORPUNT
 JOHN ASHCROFT 24-4355       16  10  2   43  DOH! (1147)                ZORPUNT

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

     Rillion and Life -- I apologize for not responding to your posts last turn.  I
     meant to, but my replies were somehow lost.  Here is what I replied:

     Rillion -- Thank you for the information. -- Desiree

     Life -- Indeed I did not say that you were not intellectual.  However there is
     such a thing as TOO intellectual, a condition which would overbalance the
     perfect equilibrium of a well-made golem. -- Desiree
     P.S.  I am not an artificial brunette; my hair color, like my intelligence, is
     hereditary and quite exemplary.

All -- I've decided to move Mojo Jojo to the Home Guard, as he's turned into
something of a slug since he came here--surprising, given his record in Kolact
(which, it seems, might have been more a reflection on the quality of competition
there than on his actual skills--no offense intended to my fellow Kolactan managers).
Of course, he immediately launched into a vociferous (and characteristically long-
winded and repetitious) objection, but I made it quite clear to him who the boss was.
As for whether the change will do him good, well, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. --
The Narrator, mgr. Townsvillains

Shiny Penny -- Whoa!  Good going. -- Tolais Deepheart
P.S.  Not for the loss, for maxing.  You should really be moving out now.

Job of Talcama -- You vicious BEANPOLE!  You renegade loser SULLYING your record with
an ill-gotten win!  How can you BEAR to look yourself in the face? -- Life of Osksi

Bigfathairydeal -- Yeah. -- Mucker

Tornado -- Wow!  I...I think I'm not in Kansas any more.... -- Maginot Mike

Desiree -- I am not a scum, nor do I fight in a scummy fashion, even if I AM a total
parry.  As, of course, I am, and it's no use to deny it.  But not scum. -- Maginot
Mike, a real warrior who hits people

     I agree, you are not a scum, contrary to the rabble's perception.  But I'm glad
     to see that you didn't make the unpopularity list at all this turn. -- Desiree

Job of Talcama -- I can probably dig up some other long-term losers if you want
variety.  Not all of Life of Osksi's class, of course, for there are very few who
come anywhere near his performance, but there are some really bad ones lurking in
retirement around my house. -- Nick
P.S.  I've been having trouble with Duff.  Every year or so someone comes along and
loses to him.

Blinky -- I've got a new problem.  Don't remember the old one, but I was declared
eligible this Split!  Horrors! -- Mucker, who does not want to go

Desiree -- The tournament victors are in Free Blades.  Nine TV challenges this time.
-- Debby Tonte

     Debby -- I see that two of them, Samoo and The Big Meow, were trained in
     Delarquan arenas.  It seems they've branched out in order to sample the ways of
     other cultures.  One can hardly begrudge them a bit of experimentation.  Surely
     we'll see them back in Darkholm eventually. -- Desiree

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VOLDRIC THE BLUE bested GRIZZLY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BUUL THE BULL was devastated by BARROCH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
SLAYER II handily defeated WHIRLING DOG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
STORM XCIX was bested by FACEMAN in a popular 2 minute Challenge contest.
SUE E. SYDE was overpowered by SHOCKING TOAD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BLINKY unbelievably bested MUCKER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
CHRISTIANITY bested 3-7-2-D-S in a popular 1 minute Challenge competition.
SILAS handily defeated HOCKEY in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
LUIGI was vanquished by LUCRETIA BORGIA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
JOB was savagely defeated by LIFE in a exciting 5 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
BEAR was overpowered by TOLAIS DEEPHEART in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SHINY PENNY was demolished by SLEEPLESS PARANOIA in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
LINK was devastated by DOC STEELE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
ELI was overpowered by MAGINOT MIKE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
SEX ON THE BEACH overpowered TRUMP in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
NUMBERED WON was vanquished by ROB A. REE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
ARSONIST ART bested PATIENCE in a popular 3 minute Challenge brawl.
LUC STARWALKER was overpowered by BRADEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
MISS HONEY was narrowly defeated by MR PIBB in a 2 minute match.
LARGE SPINNY GUY overpowered BLACK WIDOW in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MAJOR TOM overpowered CHICK WITH A STICK in a exciting 2 minute gory uneven fight.
SYPHILIS was handily defeated by BUNNY WAILER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
RENAE viciously subdued TRANQUILITY in a exciting 3 minute gory bout.
FAT BASTARD was overpowered by LEE AT TOURNEY in a popular 2 minute one-sided duel.
WHIRLING WORD overpowered RYGEL in a action packed 3 minute brutal one-sided bout.
DR DAZZLE was vanquished by MAHI MAHI in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fray.
SPEEDI was beaten by JANAE in a 2 minute competition.
SALIEL won victory over DRUNK AND AT DENNYS in a 2 minute bout.
SIR ENE was defeated by DR NUT in a action packed 1 minute fight.
SID VICIOUS overcame GREE CHAK in a exciting 1 minute fight.
DIERDRE demolished CLEANER WRASSE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
SPLURGE ON WAX LIPS was beaten by ZALTAN in a action packed 1 minute bout.
ETCHED IN STONE savagely defeated DUSKY JAWFISH in a action packed 2 minute contest.
DARK GUMBY was devastated by BRAHMA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
A DIFFERENT GRAPE luckily beat SINISTER MIDGET in a popular 2 minute brutal fray.
GEO METRO demolished COOLER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
OBSESSIVE slimly won victory over SCHYLER in a popular 3 minute gruesome bout.
DEORNE savagely defeated DAVID CARUSO in a exciting 8 minute bloody competition.
RAZOX won victory over A NEW PONY! in a 1 minute match.
LADY STARDUST was defeated by FLOATING SWISS in a action packed 2 minute battle.
OSCAR THE SLOUCH bested TORNADO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
BODHISATVA viciously subdued TOWER in a popular 2 minute bloody conflict.
NO SALARY CAP overpowered DOC STEELE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven competition.
JACK BOY narrowly defeated JANET RENO in a popular 2 minute match.
DARK ORIGIN subdued BIGFATHAIRYDEAL in a action packed 1 minute fight.
BASS was overpowered by THANOS in a 1 minute uneven bout.
HOT overpowered EXCREMENTO in a exciting 1 minute uneven competition.
HORRIBLE POSSESSION was luckily beaten by THE HUNGER in a exciting 2 minute conflict.
CYCLOPS was savagely defeated by OH WELL in a popular 1 minute bloody fight.
HARLEQUIN TUSKFISH was unbelievably bested by THRENODY in a 2 minute conflict.
IRON HEAD LEE bested RAMZA in a exciting 1 minute battle.
BORGUS BASHIMUS was bested by M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal fight.
SALESGUN demolished STING in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
MIMIC BLENNY was luckily beaten by QUID PRO QUO in a action packed 2 minute bout.
THE WICKER KING overpowered MEN WORKING in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
JOHN ASHCROFT was handily defeated by MR. OCTOBER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
FROG SLAYER was overpowered by HUGE TWIRLING MAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PROFFESSOR GRIM savagely defeated WHARF in a exciting 1 minute bloody conflict.
SLAYER 3 overpowered SACRIFICE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
PORK CHOP overpowered WENT TO MARKET in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
ZOT ZIPZIG was vanquished by MY1STADMWARRIOR 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                  36         WALL OF STEEL     94 -  63 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   19         TOTAL PARRY       55 -  40 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  18         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  23 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                      13         LUNGING ATTACK   155 - 138 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  14 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         SLASHING ATTACK   48 -  49 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  28 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        50 -  67 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    46 -  87 -  3      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 360 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:

TOTAL PARRY        8 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK    17 - 19         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL     14 -  5     AIMED BLOW         6 -  7         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     4 - 14         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  8         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BARROCH 18-2684            88  87  1  299 SHEPHERDS (432)
PARRY-LUNGE      LEE AT TOURNEY 4-3565     105 117  1  271 LETHAL LADIES (768)
PARRY-STRIKE     BUNNY WAILER 3-5356        33  19  0  253 EXODUS! (956)
WALL OF STEEL    SALIEL 3-5485              56  45  1  252 ZODIAC KNIGHTS (958)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAHI MAHI 18-4899          83  59  1  240 BIG MEAN FISH (292)
AIMED BLOW       LARGE SPINNY GUY 23-4361   52  29  2  233 DIABLO TOO (1037)
SLASHING ATTACK  RENAE 7-4304               54  39  3  231 BLADES OF ICE (192)
TOTAL PARRY      VOLDRIC THE BLUE 18-6259   59  44  0  220 THUNDR + LITENING (309)
BASHING ATTACK   BLINKY 18-2683             73 114  4  203 SHEPHERDS (432)

The overall popularity leader is LEE AT TOURNEY 4-3565.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was DAVID CARUSO 82-2269.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEORNE 
7-2529, MUCKER 42-3596, LIFE 3-4196, SCHYLER 6-4866, HARLEQUIN TUSKFISH 18-6977, 
RENAE 7-4304, FLOATING SWISS 4-4461, MIMIC BLENNY 18-7541, LEE AT TOURNEY 4-3565, and 
WHIRLING WORD 48-3815.

The least popular fighter this week was ZOT ZIPZIG 6-5688.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WENT TO MARKET 25-4288, FROG SLAYER 21-4021, MEN WORKING 
38-4189, STING 10-429, COOLER 82-7277, LUC STARWALKER 58-6100, LINK 6-5144, SHINY 
PENNY 32-3789, BEAR 7-4628, and SACRIFICE 51-4947.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  0 0  SUNSET(21)           2  2 0  CAER(48)             2  0 0  
NIANIA(2)            0  1 0  TI(23)               1  1 0  TRICORUS(51)         1  3 0  
OSKSI(3)             4  0 0  ZORPUNT(24)          3  2 0  TROCAR(54)           1  0 0  
JHELUM(4)            5  0 0  LYRATILAN(25)        0  1 0  ANDOR(57)            0  1 0  
KALTOS(5)            1  1 0  ARVAT(32)            0  1 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       2  4 0  
TRANSEL(6)           2  7 0  JHANS(36)            1  2 0  JURINE(61)           1  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            4  5 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         2  1 0  CIMMERIAC(69)        1  0 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  0 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        1  1 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       0  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           5  3 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       2  1 0  DWES EG(82)          5  8 0  
TALCAMA(18)          8 10 0  KATI-TEI(41)         0  1 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     1  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  RODEKI(42)           3  3 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SALESGUN 1-6745             18  38  2  135  LEGENDS OF STEELE (1047)   MORDANT
 BUUL THE BULL 2-4840        36  38  1  190  RESURRECTION (1143)        NIANIA
 BUNNY WAILER 3-5356         33  19  0  253  EXODUS! (956)              OSKSI
 LEE AT TOURNEY 4-3565      105 117  1  271  LETHAL LADIES (768)        JHELUM
 JANAE 5-3867                51  40  3  206  BLADES OF CHAOS (961)      KALTOS
 ZALTAN 6-4616               55 106  2  198  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 RENAE 7-4304                54  39  3  231  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 PORK CHOP 9-3878            11   5  1   84  PIGS ON PARADE (1154)      ZUKAL
 SLAYER II 10-2125           35  24  1  244  THE MENTORS (408)          KOLACT
 BARROCH 18-2684             88  87  1  299  SHEPHERDS (432)            TALCAMA
 SYPHILIS 19-3085            84  49  2  194  THAT SUCKS! (1144)         ZUWAYZA
 MAJOR TOM 21-4598           41  31  1  226  SPIDERS FROM MARS (950)    SUNSET
 LARGE SPINNY GUY 23-4361    52  29  2  233  DIABLO TOO (1037)          TI
 MR PIBB 24-4253             52  20  1  205  DP CLONES (1045)           ZORPUNT
 WENT TO MARKET 25-4288      15  10  2   59  THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (1162)  LYRATILAN
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         28  60  2  114  FOUND IN THE SAND (1034)   ARVAT

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TRANQUILITY 36-3765         47  38  3  201  THE TAO (923)              JHANS
 BLACK WIDOW 37-1303         51  60  2  190  BEAST MASTERS (136)        SIBIKHAS
 FACEMAN 38-4129             40  35  2  213  THE A TEAM (1044)          CLIFFHOME
 SUE E. SYDE 39-3240         36  28  1  182  CRIMINAL ELEMENT (1074)    XOCHITHLAN
 GREE CHAK 41-3859           37  26  2  179  KILLERS (1145)             KATI-TEI
 MUCKER 42-3596              47  54  1  193  DELVERS (1000)             RODEKI
 WHIRLING WORD 48-3815       50  31  0  233  4-LETTER WORDS (1063)      CAER
 CHRISTIANITY 51-4965        38  32  0  194  GENOCIDE (1110)            TRICORUS
 SEX ON THE BEACH 54-2435    19   7  3   70  INDULGENT DRINKS (1153)    TROCAR
 DR DAZZLE 57-4485           42  26  0  196  PEPPER PRACTICE II (1069)  ANDOR
 GEO METRO 58-5740           60  61  2  216  COOL WHEELS (943)          DELARQ TOR
 ETCHED IN STONE 61-3112     31  11  0  198  CEMENTIA (1112)            JURINE
 DIERDRE 69-9439             38  36  1  217  FIANADHA (945)             CIMMERIAC
 GRIZZLY 74-2710             41  42  0  189  TOTEM (1146)               DAIYLA KIV
 JACK BOY 82-2030            65  50  0  203  ON A WHIM (1014)           DWES EG
 BRAHMA 97-731               27  28  4  222  ONE SURFING HINDU (1071)   SHADOW GROVE