DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 04/02/2005    Duedate: 04/15/2005

DARKHOLM

DM-104    TURN-398

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 ODD SQUAD 69/1217    1191  432  7 73.4      BLADES OF DESTINY 60/1216             
    LEGENDS OF STEELE 1/1047                    BLADES OF CHAOS 5/961                 
    THUNDR + LITENING 18/309                    BLADES OF MIST 4/959                  
    BLACK PRIMERS 82/1187                       BLADES OF STEEL 17/1211               
  2-RAINDANCE 51/1106      65   30  2 68.4      BLADES OF GRASS 33/1215               
  3 MONGREL HORDE 10/964  494  242  3 67.1   12-SRETSAMLEUD 18/1183    17   18  2 48.6
  4 LOCAL BEER 82/1219   1603 1273 17 55.7      SRETSAMLEUD 37/1134                   
    4-LETTER DOCTORS 82/1204                    SRETSAMLEUD 62/1203                   
    4-LETTER ITCHES 82/1218                     SRETSAMLEUD 10/1135                   
    4-LETTER WORDS 48/1063                   13-NINJAS 7/1107         102  119  1 46.2
    STREET PIZZAD III 82/1190                   FROM THE FACE 18/1213                 
    WHAT I ATE FOR XMAS 82/1114                 SCIENCE FICTION 6/1191                
    MY WIFE'S COSMETICS 82/1038              14 COSMIC FREAK 21/1225   63   92  0 40.6
    LUST MUPPETS 32/1036                        MUSIC TO KILL BY 96/1119              
  5 NUMBERS 62/937       1785 1510  7 54.2   15 BEAST MASTERS 37/136  168  249  3 40.3
    SANDS OF TIME 38/1178                       ELEMENTS OF PSI 58/423                
    CEMENTIA 61/1112                            KREWE OF DRUID 6/1186                 
    FLAT BROKE 82/1184                          ACTS OF NATURE 6/415                  
    PEPPER PRACTICE II 57/1069               16 DELVERS 42/1000       260  413  2 38.6
    DP CLONES 24/1045                           DOGS OF WAR 4/999                     
    MORE NEW TEAMS 2 5/1188                     GAMES LIBRARY 3/998                   
    WASTELAND 18/468                         17 SEA DOGS 18/328        42   67  3 38.5
    WASTELAND II 7/500                          THE CUTTHROATS 7/203                  
    NEGATIVE CASH FLOW 82/1197               18-ISLE OF SKYE 59/876    18   31  0 36.7
    IT'S NEW! 6/1195                         19 JOHNS 5/927           842 1491 17 36.1
    WHAT A TREAT 98/1201                        SCARRY TEAM 36/824                    
    I'M SO SEXY 42/1072                         ARROGANCE 18/732                      
    MY DRUGS 98/1179                            THE LADY'S LIST 6/917                 
    LARGE LOSERS 5/1228                         JUST BECAUSE 38/1151                  
  6 STYROFOAM 82/1090    1131  989  8 53.3   20 BIG BAD 7/1073        526  990  9 34.7
  7 QUBIT 10/1140         579  519  2 52.7      NEXT GENERATION 18/1150               
    SIR AGLIO 10/600                            THIS LITTLE PRIGGY 25/1162            
  8 TROOPERS 21/1113       29   27  2 51.8      SUPER BASH BROTHERS 6/1067            
  9 SHAMROCKS 58/424      181  172  3 51.3      FOUND IN THE SAND 32/1034             
 10 BIG MEAN FISH 18/292  719  687  6 51.1      CLOWNING AROUND 42/1200               
    BEAN MACHINE 99/1202                     21 SONS OF SATA 21/1214    3    8  0 27.3
    CUTE & KINDA DEADLY 97/1229              22 THUNDERSTRIKE 10/449    1    7  0 12.5
 11 BLADES OF ICE 7/192   448  430  2 51.0

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

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Children of the Federation, Heroes of the Isle!

     The arena was rather lightly populated this turn, probably because fight day
fell on the Tourney weekend.  I imagine that's why there were no TV challenges--in
fact, just one challenge of any sort.
     What a pity to see TUM not fight and thus forfeit the Runeblade.  But I note
that Speedi has a much higher recognition rating anyway, and is a vastly more
exciting combatant.  SPEEDI (58-3029) (117-87-3,299) of SHAMROCKS fought CLEANER
WRASSE (18-6495) (84-68-2,221) of BIG MEAN FISH.  SPEEDI overpowered CLEANER WRASSE
in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title match.  Well done!  Speedi, I would
like to see a column from you, please.
     Thundr + Litening was most avoided by Numbers.  And I must repeat, well done:
To Thundr + Litening for being feared, and to Numbers for using all their tools.
     Will you look at this!  The poor golem, Life, not only won his fight--against a
winning warrior--but did it in an exciting way!  TOWER (7-4461) (47-30-1,209) of
BLADES OF ICE fought LIFE (3-4196) (47-145-0,154) of GAMES LIBRARY.  TOWER was
savagely defeated by LIFE in a popular 9 minute bloody match.  Yet again I say well
done!  I actually interviewed Life and he said, "It is so REFRESHING to get the
proper RESPECT for my PERFECTION and ARTISTRY in the act of combat.  I am MORE than
WILLING to fight TOWER again and teach him MANY MORE important skills.  EVEN WITHOUT
the proper EQUIPMENT which has been DENIED to me, such as a STONE HAND as worn by
some large red PERSONS, or a superior gender attachment, or even the coveted MAGIC
FINGERS which are touted at the best inns, a well-made golem is able to SURPASS all
HANDICAPS and rise to VICTORY..." and so on.  He actually made the popularity list.
And this was our longest fight.  Amazing!
     Our single challenge match this turn:  STRAFE (82-11158) (25-16-0,78) of BLACK
PRIMERS challenged WORK IN PROGRESS (38-4193) (24-74-2,52) of JUST BECAUSE.  STRAFE
bested WORK IN PROGRESS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.  Well done to
Strafe for managing to post a challenge although so many others were not able.  And
well done to Work for being our top Parry-Riposter.
     Alas, no one died.  Maybe I should start offering rewards for getting killed,
the way Galen does.  Flowers and fruits and such.
     Once again, our overall popularity leader is Crack is Cheap.  Though he is no
Hansel, he has learned a number of flashy moves and is becoming quite the crowd-
pleaser.  CRACK IS CHEAP (82-18422) (31-17-0,201) of NEGATIVE CASH FLOW fought LINK
(6-5144) (32-57-2,163) of SUPER BASH BROTHERS.  CRACK IS CHEAP was savagely defeated
by LINK in an exciting 5 minute gruesome melee.  Link was this turn's favorite
warrior.  It was a really good fight if you like to see internal organs coming out.
     I'd like to congratulate Lord Andarus, manager of the "Blades of..." guild, for
having three stylemasters this turn.
     The Hippy looked pretty lame out there, and tops our least popular list as a
result.  However, at least he managed to show up.  THE HIPPY (21-5701) (16-7-0,82) of
COSMIC FREAK OUT fought MINOS (21-5805) (16-10-1,58) of SONS OF SATAN.  THE HIPPY was
overpowered by MINOS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.  Hang in there, Hippy.  Things
will get better.  Meanwhile, try not to let them knock you down.
     Well, the Sporting Journal is already quite late because of the tourney so I
shan't delay it any longer.  I'll see you in a fortnight!

                                                          Desiree (not my real name)

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SPEEDI 58-3029             118  87  3  318  SHAMROCKS (424)            DELARQ TOR

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEORNE 7-2529               85  57  1  277  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 BASS 5-3666                 66 104  2  270  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 MIMIC BLENNY 18-7541        46  27  1  261  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
-TUM 18-7380                 39  21  2  252  FROM THE FACE (1213)       TALCAMA
 DR DAZZLE 57-4485           76  36  2  248  PEPPER PRACTICE II (1069)  ANDOR
-SMOOGIE 82-2247             20  14  1  243  STREET PIZZAD III (1190)   DWES EG
 RAZOX 7-2400                90  58  1  242  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 JANAE 5-3867                67  49  3  237  BLADES OF CHAOS (961)      KALTOS
 RAMZA 7-4340                70  38  2  234  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 ETCHED IN STONE 61-3112     59  25  1  231  CEMENTIA (1112)            JURINE
 BLACK WIDOW 37-1303         74  75  3  229  BEAST MASTERS (136)        SIBIKHAS
 COOLER 82-7277              43  35  1  226  STYROFOAM (1090)           DWES EG
 DR NUT 24-4254              69  42  2  215  DP CLONES (1045)           ZORPUNT
 WHIRLING WORD 48-3815       81  42  2  213  4-LETTER WORDS (1063)      CAER
 DARK GUMBY 7-4694           69  43  1  213  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HARLEQUIN TUSKFISH 18-6977  59  50  0  213  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 A NEW PONY! 82-1306         35  40  0  210  WHAT I ATE FOR XMAS (1114) DWES EG
 WIGGLER 18-8088             28   6  1  210  THUNDR + LITENING (309)    TALCAMA
 MAHI MAHI 18-4899          110  70  1  207  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 SULTAN 10-4516              33  11  1  207  SIR AGLIO (600)            KOLACT
 OBSESSIVE 58-2447           55  56  1  206  ELEMENTS OF PSI (423)      DELARQ TOR
-JAKUCHU ITO 7-5102          44  17  1  206  NINJAS (1107)              BONSUR
 RENAE 7-4304                72  46  3  204  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 DUSKY JAWFISH 18-6978       53  57  1  203  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 RED FUSION 6-5480           37   9  0  203  IT'S NEW! (1195)           TRANSEL
 MUCKER 42-3596              67  72  2  202  DELVERS (1000)             RODEKI
 TORNADO 6-2249              38  56  2  201  ACTS OF NATURE (415)       TRANSEL
 MISS HONEY 36-4850          75  75  0  200  SCARRY TEAM (824)          JHANS
-ISHINOMORI 7-5390           39  14  1  200  NINJAS (1107)              BONSUR
 REDEMPTION 4-4868           32  26  1  199  BLADES OF MIST (959)       JHELUM
 ONE A DAY 98-799            31  27  3  199  MY DRUGS (1179)            SYVYN'S HILL
-SALESGUN 1-6745             28  40  2  199  LEGENDS OF STEELE (1047)   MORDANT
 CLEANER WRASSE 18-6495      84  69  2  198  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 LINK 6-5144                 33  57  2  197  SUPER BASH BROTHERS (1067) TRANSEL
 WHIRLING DOG 10-4177        73  39  1  195  MONGREL HORDE (964)        KOLACT
 SCHYLER 6-4866              64 103  1  194  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 ROLEX WATCH 32-3732         58  55  1  194  LUST MUPPETS (1036)        ARVAT
 LIFE 3-4196                 48 145  0  194  GAMES LIBRARY (998)        OSKSI
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         39  82  2  193  FOUND IN THE SAND (1034)   ARVAT
 DOC STEELE 18-6808          52  77  1  192  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
-STARBUCK 6-5387             44  34  0  190  SCIENCE FICTION (1191)     TRANSEL
 A DIFFERENT GRAPE 82-1258   49  42  1  189  MY WIFE'S COSMETICS (1038) DWES EG
 DOC STEELE 18-6010          64 123  6  188  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 PTI 7-5412                  33  19  0  188  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR
 SUX0R 5-4560                32  15  0  187  MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (1188)    KALTOS
 HE HATE ME 18-7820          27  34  2  187  WASTELAND (468)            TALCAMA
-TAPS 96-841                 30  30  5  186  MUSIC TO KILL BY (1119)    OLD VALAMANTIS
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620   103 107  0  185  DELVERS (1000)             RODEKI
 SUPER BUM 82-18411          35  17  1  185  FLAT BROKE (1184)          DWES EG
-CHIEF STORMCLOUD 51-4306    32  13  1  185  RAINDANCE (1106)           TRICORUS
 THRENODY 4-4557             39  48  1  184  BLADES OF MIST (959)       JHELUM
-BLUE 33-5776                30  21  1  184  BLADES OF GRASS (1215)     NIYTYOLE ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CRACK IS CHEAP 82-18422     31  18  0  179  NEGATIVE CASH FLOW (1197)  DWES EG
 ASHANTI 6-5352              30  41  5  178  KREWE OF DRUID (1186)      TRANSEL
 NEOSPHINCTER 18-7317        30  27  1  178  WASTELAND (468)            TALCAMA
 TOWER 7-4461                47  31  1  175  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
-MUMPHY CHICK 1-5487         29   1  0  174  LEGENDS OF STEELE (1047)   MORDANT
 GRINGOLD 7-2416             27  36  2  173  THE CUTTHROATS (203)       BONSUR
-HITZ 82-10428               15   7  0  170  4-LETTER DOCTORS (1204)    DWES EG
 NUMBERED WON 18-7434        30  40  0  169  NEXT GENERATION (1150)     TALCAMA
 DECK SWAB 18-2148           27  24  2  169  SEA DOGS (328)             TALCAMA
 FRIED TWINKIE 5-4562        31  12  0  165  MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (1188)    KALTOS
 QUID PRO QUO 10-4794        38  28  1  164  QUBIT (1140)               KOLACT
 WENT TO MARKET 25-4288      30  34  2  164  THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (1162)  LYRATILAN
-SUN TZU 59-310              30  20  3  156  ISLE OF SKYE (876)         ILLIS
 PEGASUS 6-4161              30  46  1  156  KREWE OF DRUID (1186)      TRANSEL
 EMILY 17-5753               37  25  0  155  BLADES OF STEEL (1211)     ALJAFIR
 SMILES 21-3207              26  18  3  152  TROOPERS (1113)            SUNSET

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TASTY HANGNAIL 7-5463       28  20  0  135  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR
 ENDYMION 6-4163             30  47  1  127  KREWE OF DRUID (1186)      TRANSEL
 MAGINOT MIKE 4-4509         61  81  1  115  DOGS OF WAR (999)          JHELUM
 STUPID SEXY FLANDE 42-3836  23  18  0  104  I'M SO SEXY (1072)         RODEKI

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BOB, ETERNAL, 38-4460       21   1  0  101  SANDS OF TIME (1178)       CLIFFHOME

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BEAR 7-4628                 29  56  1  100  BIG BAD (1073)             BONSUR
-JOCK 82-10452               11   6  0  100  4-LETTER ITCHES (1218)     DWES EG
-EGIL SKALLAGRIMSON 59-1964  26  12  1   94  ISLE OF SKYE (876)         ILLIS
-YUENGLING 82-16265          18   5  1   94  LOCAL BEER (1219)          DWES EG
 INSURRECTION 60-5607         9   9  0   93  BLADES OF DESTINY (1216)   ARADI

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-NARCISSISTIC NUN 69-8644    16   7  0   90  ODD SQUAD (1217)           CIMMERIAC
-FARGEN ICEHOLE 59-1938      20   8  1   87  ISLE OF SKYE (876)         ILLIS
 MINOS 21-5805               17  10  1   86  SONS OF SATAN (1214)       SUNSET
 STRAFE 82-11158             26  16  0   80  BLACK PRIMERS (1187)       DWES EG
-PEON NECROMANCER 18-7856    24  16  5   80  SRETSAMLEUD (1183)         TALCAMA
 BOZO 42-4016                22  31  0   77  CLOWNING AROUND (1200)     RODEKI
 CYCLONE 10-2057             22  21  0   75  THUNDERSTRIKERS (449)      KOLACT
 FRIJOLE! 99-1214            13  15  3   75  BEAN MACHINE (1202)        SOUTH RIDGE
-BET OR NOT DIE 62-3981      18  12  3   74  SRETSAMLEUD (1203)         VALAMANTIS
 MANUTE BOL 5-4233           16   8  0   73  LARGE LOSERS (1228)        KALTOS
 HEAT 98-981                 16  13  4   68  WHAT A TREAT (1201)        SYVYN'S HILL
 2 62-2976                   27  23  3   66  NUMBERS (937)              VALAMANTIS
 BRADEN 6-4867               61 106  1   64  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 BRICKTOP 18-7955            27  20  0   64  WASTELAND (468)            TALCAMA
-MY1STADMWARRIOR 37-4668     25  11  1   63  SRETSAMLEUD (1134)         SIBIKHAS
 RONALD REAGAN 21-1588       21  20  0   62  SONS OF SATAN (1214)       SUNSET
 THE HIPPY 21-5701           16   8  0   62  COSMIC FREAK OUT (1225)    SUNSET
 WORK IN PROGRESS 38-4193    24  75  2   57  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME
 I SEE SOUNDS 21-5704        18  15  1   52  COSMIC FREAK OUT (1225)    SUNSET
-HENRY VAN GIESON V 59-436   13   9  0   52  ISLE OF SKYE (876)         ILLIS
-YOU 62-4002                 17  10  1   51  SRETSAMLEUD (1203)         VALAMANTIS
-BOUGHTANDPAID 4 10-4809     15  13  4   48  SRETSAMLEUD (1135)         KOLACT
 MEN WORKING 38-4189         29  70  1   44  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Numbered Won -- I hope that blade wasn't a favorite of yours. -- Tolais Deepheart
P.S.  And next time, don't "desperately throw up your bare hands into the brunt of
the attack."  Just surrender.

Desiree -- It's okay, Numbered Won loses to me all the time.  He's got it down to an
art. -- Tolais Deepheart

     I hope you're mistaken.  No one should have losing down to an art.

Mimic Blenny -- Gods, what's a real blenny like? -- Mucker

Link -- Well, that's a bummer.  I'm supposed to be able to beat you guys. -- Maginot
Mike

Ashanti -- I KNOW you women just can't keep your hands OFF me, even WITHOUT the
gender attachment, but there's no need to THROW yourself onto my blade.  Fear not.  I
will be able to take care of EVERYONE.  I will DEDICATE myself to the task. -- Life
of Osksi
P.S.  But no PUSHING in the line.

Wiggler -- Look.  I can accept a couple of TV downchallenges now and again, but I'd
prefer that you taught me something more than:  you're good and I'm not.  Okay? --
Quid Pro Quo, a waste needing rip, how odd

28 March 2005
Is there anybody in the DM game who is incarcerated that has had to litigate in order
to continue playing?  Or anyone in the free world who may be able to help me with
case law or legal advice?  The Administration has already taken "D&D type games" from
us once (though I recently had that decision overturned).  I believe it's only a
matter of time before they try it again and I am prepared to file a lawsuit if need
be.  I enjoy DM and any help that could be offered would be greatly appreciated!  I
can be contacted at:
     Danny Warren
     #28341
     P.O. Box 250 
     Draper, UT  84070
     or:
     Heathen, mgr. Misnomers DM 47

28 March 2005
Ladies and gents...get your teams together and join in on the hottest and fiercest
contest ever to grace the arena sands!  Intrigue, personal wars, you name it...we got
it going on!  What is this contest?  It's the Turf War IV in DM 47, North Fork!!
This fantastic contest was begun by my alliance mate Asmo Dius, and I've picked up
some of the slack.  Contest starts on Turn 225 (approx. date June 9th?).  It's an
"alliance-type contest", so grab your folks and bring them in for a bang up time.
Rules will be printed in the DM 47 newsletter at least until the contest starts. --
Baphomet, Host...Company of Brothers Alliance, Illuminati Confederation of Alliances

28 March 2005
Contest Announcement
====================
It's finally here!  ScumFest 2005!  The greatest scum in the land of Alastari are
formally invited to participate in ScumFest 2005, a contest involving the scummiest
scum in all of Alastari!

Who:  All Scum in Alastari
What:  Scum Fest 2005!
Where:  Talahya
When:  May 23rd, Talahya Turns 490-499

Rules
======
The object of winning ScumFest is to have the longest cumulative time (in minutes) at
the end of the 10th round.

Should there be a tie at the end of 10 rounds, tiebreakers are (in order):
- Head to Head Record
- Win/Loss Percentage
- Average Fight Length
(We'll go into overtime if they're still tied)

There are no other rules.  A manager may use any means at his disposal in order to
accomplish his goal.  Collusion, hiring Aimed Blows to take out the leaders, etc.
Anything goes!

To enter the scum fest, please write a personal ad in the DM 100 newsletter,
declaring your intention to join the contest, or send an email to managerr@aol.com

Please include warrior name and ID numbers of the contestants.  You may enter the
competition up until Turn 494.

Prizes will be announced after the competition begins.  The point of the contest is
to prove you have the scummiest scum, and necessarily for a silly prize.

Good luck and Happy Scumming!

-- Manager

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STRAFE bested WORK IN PROGRESS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
DR DAZZLE vanquished ROLEX WATCH in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven battle.
OBSESSIVE was viciously subdued by RAMZA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
SPEEDI overpowered CLEANER WRASSE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title match.
BASS vanquished HE HATE ME in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
JANAE devastated DOC STEELE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
ETCHED IN STONE viciously subdued SHEWISH GIANT in a action packed 3 minute duel.
COOLER overpowered DOC STEELE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
TORNADO was defeated by MIMIC BLENNY in a action packed 1 minute match.
ONE A DAY was overpowered by DIRK CHOLERA in a exciting 3 minute one-sided fight.
DUSKY JAWFISH was overcome by DARK GUMBY in a exciting 3 minute brutal contest.
RAZOX bested WHIRLING DOG in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody bout.
DEORNE luckily beat SHINY PENNY in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
PTI was vanquished by WHIRLING WORD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
SULTAN devastated THRENODY in a exciting 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
TOWER was savagely defeated by LIFE in a popular 9 minute bloody match.
MAHI MAHI devastated SCHYLER in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
RENAE vanquished FRIED TWINKIE in a action packed 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
HARLEQUIN TUSKFISH handily defeated A DIFFERENT GRAPE in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
RED FUSION narrowly defeated MISS HONEY in a exciting 3 minute gory duel.
NEOSPHINCTER was vanquished by REDEMPTION in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CRACK IS CHEAP was savagely defeated by LINK in a exciting 5 minute gruesome melee.
WIGGLER handily defeated SUPER BUM in a exciting 1 minute bloody uneven bout.
A NEW PONY! vanquished EMILY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DR NUT overpowered DECK SWAB in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
SUX0R was overpowered by BLACK WIDOW in a popular 2 minute brutal one-sided match.
TOLAIS DEEPHEART narrowly defeated NUMBERED WON in a action packed 3 minute bout.
MUCKER demolished GRINGOLD in a popular 1 minute uneven contest.
PEGASUS was bested by QUID PRO QUO in a 2 minute battle.
WENT TO MARKET demolished ENDYMION in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SMILES was handily defeated by ASHANTI in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
TASTY HANGNAIL handily defeated MAGINOT MIKE in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
BOB, ETERNAL, overpowered CYCLONE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
BEAR savagely defeated BRICKTOP in a action packed 2 minute brutal competition.
STUPID SEXY FLANDERS overpowered BOZO in a action packed 1 minute uneven battle.
FRIJOLE! demolished I SEE SOUNDS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven conflict.
HEAT narrowly defeated MEN WORKING in a exciting 2 minute bloody brawl.
RONALD REAGAN was overcome by MANUTE BOL in a exciting 1 minute conflict.
THE HIPPY was overpowered by MINOS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BRADEN was overpowered by INSURRECTION in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
2 savagely defeated DEBBY TONTE in a action packed 4 minute brutal competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  19         LUNGING ATTACK   147 - 108 -  3      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         TOTAL PARRY       71 -  53 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         WALL OF STEEL     63 -  49 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  17 -  0      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        51 -  52 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  44 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  27 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  50 -  1      24  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  14 -  0      22  |

Turn 398 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         7  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         8 -  4     TOTAL PARRY        3 - 10         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  8     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SPEEDI 58-3029            118  87  3  318 SHAMROCKS (424)
TOTAL PARRY      DEORNE 7-2529              85  57  1  277 BLADES OF ICE (192)
WALL OF STEEL    RAZOX 7-2400               90  58  1  242 BLADES OF ICE (192)
PARRY-LUNGE      JANAE 5-3867               67  49  3  237 BLADES OF CHAOS (961)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLACK WIDOW 37-1303        74  75  3  229 BEAST MASTERS (136)
AIMED BLOW       A NEW PONY! 82-1306        35  40  0  210 WHAT I ATE FOR XMAS (1114)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAHI MAHI 18-4899         110  70  1  207 BIG MEAN FISH (292)
BASHING ATTACK   LINK 6-5144                33  57  2  197 SUPER BASH BROTHERS (1067)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WORK IN PROGRESS 38-4193   24  75  2   57 JUST BECAUSE (1151)

The overall popularity leader is CRACK IS CHEAP 82-18422.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was LINK 6-5144.  The ten other most popular fighters were LIFE 3-4196, 
TOWER 7-4461, MISS HONEY 36-4850, WHIRLING DOG 10-4177, RAMZA 7-4340, BEAR 7-4628, 
BLACK WIDOW 37-1303, 2 62-2976, MIMIC BLENNY 18-7541, and DARK GUMBY 7-4694.

The least popular fighter this week was THE HIPPY 21-5701.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CYCLONE 10-2057, ENDYMION 6-4163, EMILY 17-5753, CLEANER WRASSE 
18-6495, BRADEN 6-4867, RONALD REAGAN 21-1588, I SEE SOUNDS 21-5704, MAGINOT MIKE 
4-4509, SMILES 21-3207, and GRINGOLD 7-2416.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
OSKSI(3)             1  0 0  ZORPUNT(24)          1  0 0  ANDOR(57)            1  0 0  
JHELUM(4)            1  2 0  LYRATILAN(25)        1  0 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  1 0  
KALTOS(5)            3  2 0  ARVAT(32)            0  2 0  ARADI(60)            1  0 0  
TRANSEL(6)           3  5 0  JHANS(36)            0  1 0  JURINE(61)           1  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            7  3 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         1  0 0  VALAMANTIS(62)       1  0 0  
KOLACT(10)           2  2 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        1  2 0  DWES EG(82)          3  3 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          0  1 0  RODEKI(42)           3  1 0  SYVYN'S HILL(98)     1  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          4  9 0  CAER(48)             1  0 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      1  0 0  
SUNSET(21)           1  4 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LIFE 3-4196                 48 145  0  194  GAMES LIBRARY (998)        OSKSI
 REDEMPTION 4-4868           32  26  1  199  BLADES OF MIST (959)       JHELUM
 BASS 5-3666                 66 104  2  270  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 RED FUSION 6-5480           37   9  0  203  IT'S NEW! (1195)           TRANSEL
 DEORNE 7-2529               85  57  1  277  BLADES OF ICE (192)        BONSUR
 SULTAN 10-4516              33  11  1  207  SIR AGLIO (600)            KOLACT
 EMILY 17-5753               37  25  0  155  BLADES OF STEEL (1211)     ALJAFIR
 MIMIC BLENNY 18-7541        46  27  1  261  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 SMILES 21-3207              26  18  3  152  TROOPERS (1113)            SUNSET
 DR NUT 24-4254              69  42  2  215  DP CLONES (1045)           ZORPUNT
 WENT TO MARKET 25-4288      30  34  2  164  THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (1162)  LYRATILAN
 ROLEX WATCH 32-3732         58  55  1  194  LUST MUPPETS (1036)        ARVAT
 MISS HONEY 36-4850          75  75  0  200  SCARRY TEAM (824)          JHANS
 BLACK WIDOW 37-1303         74  75  3  229  BEAST MASTERS (136)        SIBIKHAS
 BOB, ETERNAL, 38-4460       21   1  0  101  SANDS OF TIME (1178)       CLIFFHOME
 MUCKER 42-3596              67  72  2  202  DELVERS (1000)             RODEKI
 WHIRLING WORD 48-3815       81  42  2  213  4-LETTER WORDS (1063)      CAER
 DR DAZZLE 57-4485           76  36  2  248  PEPPER PRACTICE II (1069)  ANDOR
 SPEEDI 58-3029             118  87  3  318  SHAMROCKS (424)            DELARQ TOR
 INSURRECTION 60-5607         9   9  0   93  BLADES OF DESTINY (1216)   ARADI
 ETCHED IN STONE 61-3112     59  25  1  231  CEMENTIA (1112)            JURINE
 2 62-2976                   27  23  3   66  NUMBERS (937)              VALAMANTIS
 COOLER 82-7277              43  35  1  226  STYROFOAM (1090)           DWES EG
 ONE A DAY 98-799            31  27  3  199  MY DRUGS (1179)            SYVYN'S HILL
 FRIJOLE! 99-1214            13  15  3   75  BEAN MACHINE (1202)        SOUTH RIDGE

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!