DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 11/12/2005    Duedate: 11/25/2005

DARKHOLM

DM-104    TURN-414

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 BLACK PRIMER 82/1187 1231  440  7 73.7      JUST DON'T CARE 5/1242                
    LEGENDS OF STEELE 1/1047                    SANDS OF TIME 38/1178                 
    THUNDR + LITENING 18/309                    HOLE IN THE WALL 6/1243               
  2-MONGREL HORDE 10/964  502  248  3 66.9    6-BIG LAKE BONE 69/529  229  198  3 53.6
  3 UNTOUCHABLES 18/1212    7    4  0 63.6    7 STYROFOAM 82/1090    1137  999  8 53.2
  4 DON'T ASK 82/1205    1663 1314 19 55.9    8 SIR AGLIO 10/600      597  526  2 53.2
    4-LETTER DOCTORS 82/1204                    JOKA MASHER 82/1055                   
    LOCAL BEER 82/1219                        9 BEAN MACHINE 99/1202  781  731  6 51.7
    ORGANS ON THE SAND 97/1237                  BIG MEAN FISH 18/292                  
    WHAT I ATE FOR XMAS 82/1114                 CUTE & KINDA DEADLY 97/1229           
    LUST MUPPETS 32/1036                     10 SEA DOGS 7/203         66   92  3 41.8
    4-LETTER ANXIETY 82/1236                    SEA DOGS 96/1241                      
  5 NUTS 82/1240         1976 1666  7 54.3      SEA DOGS 18/328                       
    IT'S NEW! 6/1195                         11 KREWE OF DRUI 6/1186  199  286  5 41.0
    PEPPER PRACTICE II 57/1069                  ELEMENTS OF PSI 58/423                
    CEMENTIA 61/1112                         12 DELVERS 42/1000       284  453  2 38.5
    FLAT BROKE 82/1184                          DOGS OF WAR 4/999                     
    I BENT MY WOOKIE 14/1239                    GAMES LIBRARY 3/998                   
    WASTELAND 18/468                         13 JOHNS 5/927           891 1570 17 36.2
    PUDS AGAIN 6 82/1234                        ARROGANCE 18/732                      
    NUMBERS 62/937                              SCARRY TEAM 36/824                    
    WHAT A TREAT 98/1201                        THE LADY'S LIST 6/917                 
    WASTELAND II 7/500                          JUST BECAUSE 38/1151                  
    I'M SO SEXY 42/1072                      14 NEXT GENERAT 18/1150  548 1048 10 34.3
    MORE NEW TEAMS 2 5/1188                     THIS LITTLE PRIGGY 25/1162            
    MY DRUGS 98/1179                            FOUND IN THE SAND 32/1034             
    NEGATIVE CASH FLOW 82/1197                  SUPER BASH BROTHERS 6/1067            
    LARGE LOSERS 5/1228                         CLOWNING AROUND 42/1200               

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Obsidian Knowledge ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Wiggler turned up the collar of her jacket as she crossed the arena courtyard to
the Black Tower.  It was foggy and more than a little cold in Willow Beach this
night.  Somewhere out towards the beach, a bell dinged twice.  Then another bell
sounded a deeper note.  That was a boat coming in, she thought.  They ring twice when
they're coming in, and the bell on shore rings once.  What's a boat doing out on the
Lake this late?
     Before she could knock on the tower door, it swung open and a rough voice said,
"Come on in, Squiggler."
     "That's Wiggler," she said, glancing at the small man with the red bandanna tied
over his hair.  "Call me Lara."  She adjusted her collar again and fluffed out her
red hair.
     He smiled, exposing a full set of golden teeth.  "I haven't used my given name
since I took to the sea.  My friends call me Grinny."
     "Oh, I heard you were going along on this...whatever we're doing."
     "She's about to tell us what it's all about," he said.  "She went to get the
teakettle."
     On cue, Desiree reentered the room, carrying a tea tray and followed by a
worried-looking young man in a wizard hat.  "Tea?" she asked, looking unsurprised
when both gladiators shook their heads no.  "Brennan, you'd better have a cup."
     The young man gratefully accepted the beverage that she poured, after which she
took a dark bottle from under her desk, filled two shot glasses from it, and offered
them to her other guests.
     Wiggler rolled her eyes as the Tricoran Gold brandy filled her head with its
vapors.
     "Thanks for coming," Desiree said.  "I'll get right to the point.  Brennan,
here, is from the Stronghold Academy.  Something was stolen from one of their
laboratories, and the Academy needs you two to go and get it back."
     "What was stolen?" asked Wiggler.  
     The young wizard looked exasperated.  "You don't want to know that," he said.
     "Yes, I do," Wiggler insisted.
     "Me, too," added Gringold.
     "Actually," said Desiree, "so would I.  How are they going to look for it if
they don't know what it is?"
     "You need to leave the room, then," the young man said.
     "What?  I can't even know the category of thing it is?"
     "I'm sorry, no, it's too dangerous."
     Picking up the tea tray, Desiree left the room.
     Brennan looked at Gringold, and then at Gringold.  "Knowledge," he said.  "The
thief stole knowledge."
     "Like, a book or a letter?" Wiggler asked.
     "No.  A tablet."
     "Paper or stone?" said Gringold.
     "Not that kind of tablet," said the young wizard.  "It's in pill form.  You
know, you take it with a glass or water?"
     Wiggler said, "Don't you think he probably ate it by now, then?"
     The two gladiators were standing on either side of Brennan so that he had to
keep looking back and forth between them.  "He was probably sent by someone.  He's
probably taking it to them."
     "So," said Wiggler, "how dangerous is this knowledge?"
     "Or rather," said the former sailor, "how valuable is it?  What will you give us
to get it back?"
     "I'm asking you on behalf of the Stronghold Academy," said Brennan, "which
means, I'm asking on behalf of Lady Greywand herself.  I'm sure she'll give you an
appropriate reward, if a reward is all that matters to you."  All of Gringold's teeth
were gold, which was his savings account.  But he'd been thinking that if he got his
hands on more money, he'd have some of them set with diamonds.
     Wiggler, at first, wasn't as interested in a reward, since her father, Doc
Steele, was rich.  Then it occurred to her that a reward from Lady Greywand could be
something like those tourney prizes she hadn't won for him.  "So it's important, this
knowledge?  So the reward should be a big thing?"
     "Of course, it's important!" Brennan responded.  "That's all I can say!"  He set
his cup of tea on Desiree's desk, since the tea tray had gone.  "The thief was a very
thin man, pale with dark hair, dressed all in black.  He was last seen entering
Willow Beach and it is believed that he'll try to get a boat to the mainland."
     "That'd be stupid," said Gringold.  "It's always foggy on the lake but you
couldn't see your hand in front of your face tonight.  No way to stay in the safe
sailing lanes that are protected from the lake monsters."
     "There is a boat out on the water!" Wiggler said suddenly.  "I heard it!  It was
just coming in to dock."
     Gringold grabbed his black woolen pea jacket from the back of a chair.  "Then
let's go, girl!"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 531): FLAIR of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 416): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 539): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 535): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 534): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 538): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 535): SWEATY of BRAIN (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 530): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 521): BOOKIE of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 520): ASHANDAR of AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 494): FRANKENSLOSH of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 484): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 214): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 472): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 420): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 200): VIRET of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 188): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 369): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 165): KOOL AID of LIQUIDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 413): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 531): none
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 416): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 539): SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 535): HARMONY (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 534): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 538): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 535): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 530): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 521): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 520): AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 494): none
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 484): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 214): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 472): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 420): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 200): CARESS OF STEEL (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 188): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 369): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 165): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 413): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 531): FLAIR of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 538): NOTTHUR of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 537): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 529): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 494): SHADOW STARR of SUICIDAL DREAMS (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 419): HARZOGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 369): DOC FELLE of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                      Reflections by the Keeper of the Runeblade

Hello, Darkholm!

Turn ten should be the final turn of my reign.  I doubt the commission will let me
fight here again after my experience in the Contenders tourney.  I did send in a
challenge to Gringold on the off chance that they are slow in shipping me out to
Primus.

The Contenders tourney was a fierce competition, so I am proud to have managed a 4-3
in my first attempt.  I look forward to learning from some amazingly talented Aimed
Blows that seem to dominate the top of that tourney.  It was even my honor to take a
loss from the eventual TC Reaper, a fellow alliance mate.  I have a long way to go in
that tourney.

Gringold -- You brought a smile to my face with your bold challenge in the personal
ads.  Alas, I believe I will never get to honor that request but I am pleased that
you made the gesture.  Good luck with the rest of your Darkholm career.

Goodbye and good luck to all my fellow Delarquans.  I'll see you in Primus one day
perhaps.

Wiggler, Legion4

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Good morning, riders of the windswept plain!

     ...Well, that's what we used to be anyway.  I'm sure we would be still if we all
had horses, and if there were any good windswept plains on this Isle.  But it's all
hilly and rocky and full of grazing sheep, except for the city bits.
     No one avoided anyone, and there were no TV challenges although we certainly do
have Tournament Victors here after the recent tourney.  So I suspect that this is the
turn when everyone is mixed up about who's still here that they can challenge, and so
on.
     No one was killed.  Hmm.  I know Galen, over in Talahya, offers rewards to
warriors who fight hard enough to die.  Maybe I should start doing that?  No, that
rewards failure.  I'll reward killers.
     The title fight was quite interesting.  WIGGLER (18-8088) (43-6-1,487) of THUNDR
+ LITENING fought DOC STEELE (18-6010) (69-133-6,219) of ARROGANCE.  WIGGLER
overpowered DOC STEELE in a popular 1 minute gruesome mismatched Title brawl.  You
know, I think it was personal on Wiggler's part.  However her father, Doc Steele, may
feel about the Arrogance team, she mentioned to me that she doesn't like the idea of
a gladiator taking her father's name.  And she was quick to let him know it.  And
thank you, Wiggler, for the column.  I'll watch your Primus career with interest.
Doc Steele, surprisingly, was this turn's most popular warrior despite losing.
Despite his far greater experience, he was perceived as the underdog.
     Kung Pao Kitty was most challenged.  It was a fight that made me hungry.  SUSHI
SLINGER (96-1399) (12-2-3,60) of SEA DOGS challenged KUNG PAO KITTY (97-1310) (4-15-
3,61) of CUTE & KINDA DEADLY.  SUSHI SLINGER was unbelievably bested by KUNG PAO
KITTY in a 3 minute Challenge duel.  Well done, Kitty.
     Of course, our overall popularity leader remains Crack is Cheap.  CRACK IS CHEAP
(82-18422) (36-28-0,176) of NEGATIVE CASH FLOW fought LOCAL CONSTABLE (104-22) (0-0-
0,181) of  ARENA STAND-INS.  CRACK IS CHEAP was viciously subdued by LOCAL CONSTABLE
in a popular 4 minute duel.  Nobody likes that constable.
     Our least popular warrior this turn is Pud 126.  YUENGLING (82-16265) (23-12-
1,144) of LOCAL BEER fought PUD 126 (82-22024) (29-15-0,115) of PUDS AGAIN 6.
YUENGLING demolished PUD 126 in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.  It's not that Pud is
a bad warrior, but he was hung over or perhaps still drunk, and looked pretty inept
on the sands in that fight.
     It's a very short report, but then again, it was a pretty short fight day.  I
hope to see more people here next turn; you should all be sorted out from the tourney
by then.  So until that day, keep alert!  Well, you can sleep of course, but...you
know what I mean.

                                     Desiree

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WIGGLER 18-8088             44   6  1  498  THUNDR + LITENING (309)    TALCAMA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BASS 5-3666                 76 110  2  290  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 HEART 97-1096               29  23  4  281  ORGANS ON THE SAND (1237)  SHADOW GROVE
 SULTAN 10-4516              44  15  1  261  SIR AGLIO (600)            KOLACT
 OBSESSIVE 58-2447           67  60  1  257  ELEMENTS OF PSI (423)      DELARQ TOR
 HE HATE ME 18-7820          35  42  2  253  WASTELAND (468)            TALCAMA
 DR DAZZLE 57-4485           90  38  2  241  PEPPER PRACTICE II (1069)  ANDOR
 A NEW PONY! 82-1306         37  40  0  241  WHAT I ATE FOR XMAS (1114) DWES EG
 MISS HONEY 36-4850          82  84  0  236  SCARRY TEAM (824)          JHANS
 HARLEQUIN TUSKFISH 18-6977  68  57  0  229  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 MUCKER 42-3596              77  78  2  225  DELVERS (1000)             RODEKI
 HITZ 82-10428               23  13  0  224  4-LETTER DOCTORS (1204)    DWES EG
 ASSAULT 82-2043             76  43  1  218  JOKA MASHER (1055)         DWES EG
-NO NO IM SPARTICUS 69-311   43  22  0  214  BIG LAKE BONEHEADS (529)   CIMMERIAC

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GRINGOLD 7-2416             35  44  2  208  SEA DOGS (203)             BONSUR
 ETCHED IN STONE 61-3112     69  31  1  207  CEMENTIA (1112)            JURINE
 PTI 7-5412                  42  26  0  206  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR
 KYLIE 18-6057               36  30  1  206  UNTOUCHABLES (1212)        TALCAMA
 STUPID SEXY FLANDE 42-3836  34  23  0  205  I'M SO SEXY (1072)         RODEKI
 SUPER BUM 82-18411          43  25  1  204  FLAT BROKE (1184)          DWES EG
 RED FUSION 6-5480           45  17  0  201  IT'S NEW! (1195)           TRANSEL
 DOC STEELE 18-6010          69 134  6  200  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 FEAR 82-10416               34  50  1  200  4-LETTER ANXIETY (1236)    DWES EG
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620   111 115  0  199  DELVERS (1000)             RODEKI
 ONE A DAY 98-799            40  34  3  199  MY DRUGS (1179)            SYVYN'S HILL
 WENT TO MARKET 25-4288      36  44  2  198  THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (1162)  LYRATILAN
 NEOSPHINCTER 18-7317        41  32  1  196  WASTELAND (468)            TALCAMA
-WHIRLING DOG 10-4177        81  45  1  195  MONGREL HORDE (964)        KOLACT
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         45  92  2  193  FOUND IN THE SAND (1034)   ARVAT
 DUSKY JAWFISH 18-6978       63  63  1  192  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 BOB, ETERNAL, 38-4460       32   6  0  192  SANDS OF TIME (1178)       CLIFFHOME
 COOLER 82-7277              49  45  1  191  STYROFOAM (1090)           DWES EG
 ENDYMION 6-4163             36  57  2  191  KREWE OF DRUID (1186)      TRANSEL
 CLEANER WRASSE 18-6495      92  77  2  190  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 MIMIC BLENNY 18-7541        56  33  1  190  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 MAHI MAHI 18-4899          122  74  1  189  BIG MEAN FISH (292)        TALCAMA
 LINK 6-5144                 37  69  2  188  SUPER BASH BROTHERS (1067) TRANSEL
 GOKU 7-5628                 28   8  0  186  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR
-MUMPHY CHICK 1-5487         30   4  0  185  LEGENDS OF STEELE (1047)   MORDANT
 TASTY HANGNAIL 7-5463       34  30  0  184  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR
 ROLEX WATCH 32-3732         67  62  2  183  LUST MUPPETS (1036)        ARVAT
 SCHYLER 6-4866              69 114  1  182  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 THE CUTICLE DANCE 82-13639  23  10  2  182  DON'T ASK (1205)           DWES EG
 DECK SWAB 18-2148           34  33  2  181  SEA DOGS (328)             TALCAMA

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MAGINOT MIKE 4-4509         65  93  1  180  DOGS OF WAR (999)          JHELUM
 HEAT 98-981                 25  20  4  180  WHAT A TREAT (1201)        SYVYN'S HILL
 NUMBERED WON 18-7434        36  50  1  179  NEXT GENERATION (1150)     TALCAMA
 CRACK IS CHEAP 82-18422     36  29  0  175  NEGATIVE CASH FLOW (1197)  DWES EG
 LIFE 3-4196                 50 159  0  174  GAMES LIBRARY (998)        OSKSI
 ASHANTI 6-5352              37  50  6  173  KREWE OF DRUID (1186)      TRANSEL
 BRICKTOP 18-7955            37  26  0  172  WASTELAND (468)            TALCAMA
 FRIJOLE! 99-1214            24  20  3  167  BEAN MACHINE (1202)        SOUTH RIDGE
 FRIED TWINKIE 5-4562        35  24  0  163  MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (1188)    KALTOS
 BRADEN 6-4867               68 115  1  162  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 MUTINEER 7-2607             31  19  2  161  SEA DOGS (203)             BONSUR
 DOC STEELE 18-6808          56  89  1  155  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 YUENGLING 82-16265          24  12  1  155  LOCAL BEER (1219)          DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SMUNCH 18-8337              24   4  0  154  THUNDR + LITENING (309)    TALCAMA
 GOHAN 18-8449               30  15  1  152  WASTELAND (468)            TALCAMA

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PEGASUS 6-4161              33  59  1  138  KREWE OF DRUID (1186)      TRANSEL
 WORK IN PROGRESS 38-4193    31  84  2  138  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME
 2 62-2976                   37  29  3  123  NUMBERS (937)              VALAMANTIS
 PUD 126 82-22024            29  16  0  115  PUDS AGAIN 6 (1234)        DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STRAFE 82-11158             39  18  0  100  BLACK PRIMERS (1187)       DWES EG
 MEN WORKING 38-4189         33  82  1  100  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME
 I WET MY BED! 14-4052       21   7  0   99  I BENT MY WOOKIE (1239)    TOBIR

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BILLY THE SQUID 18-3880     28  18  2   86  SEA DOGS (328)             TALCAMA
 SINDARION 18-8499           23  10  1   80  UNTOUCHABLES (1212)        TALCAMA
 MANUTE BOL 5-4233           23  17  0   77  LARGE LOSERS (1228)        KALTOS
 KUNG PAO KITTY 97-1310       5  15  3   72  CUTE & KINDA DEADLY (1229) SHADOW GROVE
 HAILSTORM 7-5698            20   2  0   63  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR
 SUSHI SLINGER 96-1399       12   3  3   58  SEA DOGS (1241)            OLD VALAMANTIS
 THE IMPECCABLE PIG 5-3818   17   9  0   57  JUST DON'T CARE (1242)     KALTOS
 COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6-6002  17   2  0   52  HOLE IN THE WALL (1243)    TRANSEL
 BOZO 42-4016                22  47  0   45  CLOWNING AROUND (1200)     RODEKI
 UBER GOOBER 82-26198        19  19  0   41  NUTS (1240)                DWES EG

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Wiggler -- Enough already.  Gimme that TV, you loudmouth. -- Obsessive

Wiggler -- Gimme that TV.  I'm bored of seeing you stupid face up there all the time
(which says a lot given my name, dontcha think?). -- Obsessive

Went to Market -- I wish you WOULD.  You would serve the world so much BETTER as HAM.
Or even BACON.  Chittlings!  After all, a perfectly created golem such as MYSELF has
no need to be concerned about FAT.  I am BEYOND those little metabolic problems you
born-people are plagued with. -- Life of Osksi

Ashanti -- You don't look like a druid.  No robe, you know, and no golden sickle.
Not that a golden sickle would be an effective arena weapon.  Unless it was blessed
by your deity, which might make a difference. -- Tolais Deepheart

Schyler -- There are lists, and lists.  Which one are you on? -- Mucker

Link -- (very indignantly)  I was supposed to win that! -- Maginot Mike
P.S.  Good fight.

Wiggler -- If you are destined for Primus, than I wish you all the best of luck.
I'll probably get sucked off to there this time or next, but will retire immediately,
as I was not designed with Primus (or anything other than survival) in mind. --
Tolais
P.S.  My manager's primary criterion for running warriors on the Isle is:  does he/
she write or generate in others good personals?  No telling what the effect of more
combat-oriented manager might be.

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire

alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DR DAZZLE bested GRINGOLD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
MUTINEER vanquished PEGASUS in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
GOHAN was overpowered by DECK SWAB in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
BILLY THE SQUID overpowered THE IMPECCABLE PIG in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SUSHI SLINGER was unbelievably bested by KUNG PAO KITTY in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
WIGGLER overpowered DOC STEELE in a popular 1 minute gruesome mismatched Title brawl.
OBSESSIVE viciously subdued ONE A DAY in a action packed 6 minute gruesome duel.
HEART overpowered DUSKY JAWFISH in a popular 1 minute gory uneven duel.
BASS overpowered HEAT in a popular 2 minute brutal one-sided melee.
A NEW PONY! demolished MIMIC BLENNY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HE HATE ME demolished ROLEX WATCH in a popular 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
HARLEQUIN TUSKFISH handily defeated TASTY HANGNAIL in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
SULTAN devastated LINK in a exciting 1 minute bloody uneven duel.
MAHI MAHI was devastated by MISS HONEY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.
KYLIE subdued SHINY PENNY in a exciting 1 minute bout.
CLEANER WRASSE was overpowered by ASSAULT in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GOKU was overpowered by HITZ in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
NEOSPHINCTER overpowered LAUGHING BARMAID in a action packed 1 minute uneven fray.
NUMBERED WON was devastated by FEAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PTI overpowered LIFE in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven fight.
RED FUSION unbelievably bested TOLAIS DEEPHEART in a popular 5 minute brutal fight.
FRIJOLE! was vanquished by ENDYMION in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
WENT TO MARKET was beaten by SUPER BUM in a exciting 3 minute fray.
BOB, ETERNAL, overcame ASHANTI in a exciting 1 minute duel.
MUCKER overpowered THE CUTICLE DANCE in a action packed 2 minute uneven fight.
STUPID SEXY FLANDERS overpowered SCHYLER in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
ETCHED IN STONE defeated MAGINOT MIKE in a 2 minute bout.
COOLER overpowered BRADEN in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
CRACK IS CHEAP was viciously subdued by LOCAL CONSTABLE in a popular 4 minute duel.
DOC STEELE was outlasted by FRIED TWINKIE in a crowd pleasing 7 minute brutal match.
SMUNCH was overcome by BRICKTOP in a 2 minute brutal fight.
YUENGLING demolished PUD 126 in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
2 was viciously subdued by WORK IN PROGRESS in a popular 6 minute gruesome bout.
MEN WORKING overpowered COOKIE FOR THE SOUL in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
STRAFE beat MANUTE BOL in a 2 minute fight.
BOZO was demolished by SINDARION in a 2 minute bloody uneven duel.
I WET MY BED! savagely defeated BOOKIE'S GUARD in a action packed 2 minute conflict.
HAILSTORM overpowered DEBBY TONTE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
UBER GOOBER unbelievably bested DEBBY TONTE in a crowd pleasing 7 minute brutal melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  20         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   6 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                      15         WALL OF STEEL     52 -  32 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         AIMED BLOW        71 -  47 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         LUNGING ATTACK   113 -  95 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY       50 -  64 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  39 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  41 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 414 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         7 -  8         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK    10 - 10                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WIGGLER 18-8088            44   6  1  498 THUNDR + LITENING (309)
LUNGING ATTACK   BASS 5-3666                76 110  2  290 JOHNS (927)
SLASHING ATTACK  HEART 97-1096              29  23  4  281 ORGANS ON THE SAND (1237)
PARRY-LUNGE      SULTAN 10-4516             44  15  1  261 SIR AGLIO (600)
WALL OF STEEL    OBSESSIVE 58-2447          67  60  1  257 ELEMENTS OF PSI (423)
TOTAL PARRY      ETCHED IN STONE 61-3112    69  31  1  207 CEMENTIA (1112)
BASHING ATTACK   WENT TO MARKET 25-4288     36  44  2  198 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (1162)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAHI MAHI 18-4899         122  74  1  189 BIG MEAN FISH (292)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WORK IN PROGRESS 38-4193   31  84  2  138 JUST BECAUSE (1151)

The overall popularity leader is CRACK IS CHEAP 82-18422.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was DOC STEELE 18-6808.  The ten other most popular fighters were OBSESSIVE 
58-2447, TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620, WENT TO MARKET 25-4288, WORK IN PROGRESS 38-4193, 
SUSHI SLINGER 96-1399, BASS 5-3666, ONE A DAY 98-799, 2 62-2976, HE HATE ME 18-7820, 
and FRIED TWINKIE 5-4562.

The least popular fighter this week was PUD 126 82-22024.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COOKIE FOR THE SOUL 6-6002, BRADEN 6-4867, SCHYLER 6-4866, LIFE 
3-4196, NUMBERED WON 18-7434, GOKU 7-5628, CLEANER WRASSE 18-6495, MAHI MAHI 18-4899, 
TASTY HANGNAIL 7-5463, and MIMIC BLENNY 18-7541.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
OSKSI(3)             0  1 0  LYRATILAN(25)        0  1 0  JURINE(61)           1  0 0  
JHELUM(4)            0  1 0  ARVAT(32)            0  2 0  VALAMANTIS(62)       0  1 0  
KALTOS(5)            2  2 0  JHANS(36)            1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          9  3 0  
TRANSEL(6)           2  6 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        3  0 0  OLD VALAMANTIS(96)   0  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            3  3 0  RODEKI(42)           2  2 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     2  0 0  
KOLACT(10)           1  0 0  ANDOR(57)            1  0 0  SYVYN'S HILL(98)     0  2 0  
TOBIR(14)            1  0 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  0 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      0  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          9  9 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LIFE 3-4196                 50 159  0  174  GAMES LIBRARY (998)        OSKSI
 MAGINOT MIKE 4-4509         65  93  1  180  DOGS OF WAR (999)          JHELUM
 BASS 5-3666                 76 110  2  290  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 RED FUSION 6-5480           45  17  0  201  IT'S NEW! (1195)           TRANSEL
 GRINGOLD 7-2416             35  44  2  208  SEA DOGS (203)             BONSUR
 SULTAN 10-4516              44  15  1  261  SIR AGLIO (600)            KOLACT
 I WET MY BED! 14-4052       21   7  0   99  I BENT MY WOOKIE (1239)    TOBIR
 WIGGLER 18-8088             44   6  1  498  THUNDR + LITENING (309)    TALCAMA
 WENT TO MARKET 25-4288      36  44  2  198  THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (1162)  LYRATILAN
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         45  92  2  193  FOUND IN THE SAND (1034)   ARVAT
 MISS HONEY 36-4850          82  84  0  236  SCARRY TEAM (824)          JHANS
 BOB, ETERNAL, 38-4460       32   6  0  192  SANDS OF TIME (1178)       CLIFFHOME
 MUCKER 42-3596              77  78  2  225  DELVERS (1000)             RODEKI
 DR DAZZLE 57-4485           90  38  2  241  PEPPER PRACTICE II (1069)  ANDOR
 OBSESSIVE 58-2447           67  60  1  257  ELEMENTS OF PSI (423)      DELARQ TOR
 ETCHED IN STONE 61-3112     69  31  1  207  CEMENTIA (1112)            JURINE
 2 62-2976                   37  29  3  123  NUMBERS (937)              VALAMANTIS

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 A NEW PONY! 82-1306         37  40  0  241  WHAT I ATE FOR XMAS (1114) DWES EG
 SUSHI SLINGER 96-1399       12   3  3   58  SEA DOGS (1241)            OLD VALAMANTIS
 HEART 97-1096               29  23  4  281  ORGANS ON THE SAND (1237)  SHADOW GROVE
 ONE A DAY 98-799            40  34  3  199  MY DRUGS (1179)            SYVYN'S HILL
 FRIJOLE! 99-1214            24  20  3  167  BEAN MACHINE (1202)        SOUTH RIDGE