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Date   : 04/07/2008    Duedate: 04/19/2008

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-476

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 SUPERIOR FOR 45/1030  579  390  2 59.8      DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
  2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 26/9  466  326  6 58.8      SCARLET KNIGHTS II 11/994             
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 82/1045                     DRUID'S GROVE 50/983                  
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 22/978                      SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
  3 PUERCO'S PINA 53/669  472  391  5 54.7      RUBY DRAGONS 46/1006                  
    ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY 66/846                5 GOLDEN CANYON 26/741  584 1000  9 36.9
    GERFEL'S FRIENDS 11/396                   6 MIKES 14/831          374  699 10 34.9
  4 X-FORCE 66/415       1479 1977 18 42.8

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Senator Sedalia stood at the ferry boat's rail and waited for the mists ahead to
clear.  It was always like this when one approached the Isle of the Eye:  a bit of
mist over the water when you left the mainland, and then, faster than seemed
reasonable, you were sailing through a dense fog.  He had never really understood how
the ferry master kept a straight course through it--or if he did.  And then, the fog
thinning to mist and fading away until--
     "The Isle of the Eye," he said, waving his hand.
     Beside him, Gissanniah was silent for several minutes.  Finally she said, "I
hadn't expected it to be so... gray."
     Sedalia blinked and looked again.  He had seen the Isle before several times,
and he realized that he not really looked at it since the first time.  Though the
mist had cleared, the sky overhead was cloudy.  What light got through was, indeed,
gray.  And Talahya, THE city on the Isle (only Free Blades in Lirin Kiv and Darkholm
in Willow Beach were located elsewhere than in Talahya), was, at best, "picturesque."
It was too crowded to be beautiful now, if it ever had been.  Crowded with gladiators
who had, the senator knew, many virtues which did not include civic housekeeping.
The city was crowded, dirty, and on the waterfront run-down.  Under this leaden
sky... he glanced sideways at his young companion and tried to imagine what it was
like to see Talahya for the first time in this gloomy light.  Not inspiring, that
much was clear.  "It's better when the sun shines," he offered.
     Gissanniah shrugged.  "I guess.  Not that it really matters.  It isn't like I'm
going to be STAYING here.  We just want to talk to the king and then go home.  But
what I do NOT understand is why HE stays here."
     "No more do I," Sedalia said.  "The business of the Isle is dueling and nothing
else.  That the king should visit an arena occasionally is one thing.  But to take up
residence here?  The king's business is to govern the Andorian League, and every day
spent on the Isle is a day he's not doing his job.  And he's been here now for...
years.  I don't even know how long!"  The senator's mouth set in grim lines.  "Time
to remind him of his duty."

     They arrived on the Isle at midday, and it took most of the rest of that time to
work their way through the layers of petty officials to the final secretary, an
elderly part-elf by the name of Arkinsutram, who was able to grant them an
appointment with King Mikel.  "Tomorrow morning at eleven, and see to it that you're
on time.  But no more than half an hour, mind!  The king is very busy."
     Sedalia bit back his first impulse, which was to ask, "busy doing what?"  And
his second impulse, which was to question the king's name.  "Mikel" sounded almost
right, but not quite....  Maybe he had forgotten, so long as it had been since the
king had done anything for his people.  Or maybe it was this "simplified spelling"
movement that came and went.  Not that it was likely to matter.  If he was, indeed,
the king they were to see on the morrow, he could call himself Rumplestiltskin for
all Sedalia cared.  "We will be here," he said.  "We'll be early."

     Senator Sedalia spent the evening visiting with other Consortium gladiators on
the Isle.  And why not?  They were here, they were in some degree colleagues of his,
and you could never know when a few extra votes would make the difference between
victory and defeat.  Or who might have noticed some little detail that would provide
the key to handling the situation.
     As it happened, it was Brujah, a newly arrived graduate who had not yet fought
on the Isle, who raised the critical question.  "What about the oath, Senator?" she
asked.  Seeing his raised eyebrows, she went on, "I have not fought here yet, so I
have not yet taken the oath which all MUST take before entering an arena on the Isle.
But I've heard others take it, and seen more than I heard.  That oath is... binding.
Seriously binding.  Everyone who takes it is pledged, by magic even more than honor,
to obey the Grey Witch in her every command.  I suspect that this is how she's
controlled the whole Andorian situation so far.  Anyone who takes the oath, if told
that this King Mikel is THE king of the Andorian League and that his decisions are
not to be questioned must be unable to question them.  She--or anyone properly
designated by her, I would suppose--must be able even to command a Lord Protector to
attack his own manager or teammates and be obeyed.  All of Alastari, through
believing her at first to have their best interests at heart, and then through not
paying attention to the details, has put this terrible weapon in the Grey Witch's
hands.  How will you fight it, Senator Sedalia?  You have fought here, you have taken
the oath."
     The senator cleared his throat and blushed a little.  "I'm a politician," he
said.  "Oaths..." he snapped his fingers.  "I'm not making light of your warning, I
will definitely remember it and take it into account, but it is very nearly
impossible to bind a politicial with an oath.  I believe I have free action in this
matter, and I know that my companion, Gissanniah, has never fought here and so has
taken no oath."
     "Such might see to your own free will," Lady Huntsman said.  She was a graduate
of his own team, the Lenpros of Iaye.  "But what will you do if I, or Cardinal
Arizpe, or some other is commanded to attack you?"
     "I believe you underestimate the slipperyness of a politician, my lady," the
Cardinal said from across the room.  "I've no doubt he would fight if we cornered
him, but that is easier said than done, eh?"
     Sedalia nodded.  "Just so.  And the oath may not bind you all with equal
strength, or any of you quite so much as you think."
     "True," Brujah conceded at once.  "We won't know until it's tested.  And then it
will be too late if the binding IS strong enough to compel us."
     "So we will evade the need for that test for as long as may be," the senator
said.

     Senator Sedalia and Gissanniah were at the White Tower early.  "Better to spend
some time waiting," the senator said, "than arrive on time and find our appointment
had been preponed and we missed it."
     "Prepone?  Is that a word?"
     "Yes.  Prepone or antipone, either one, they go with postpone as the reverse
case."  He dismissed that issue with a gesture.  "As it is, here we are and--"
     The door at the rear of the waiting room opened.  The man who stood there was
completely unmemorable, a perfect bureaucratic type... except for his eyes.  Dark,
and sharp as nails.  He seemed surprised them, and he frowned.  "Sedalia from Iaye?"
     "In person," the senator said, standing.  "If the king is ready to see us now,
we--"
     "The king cannot see you at all," the bureaucrat said.  "He is unwell and needs
his rest."
     "His kingdom is unwell and needs his attention," Sedalia countered.
     The man's eyes darkened further, sharpened further.  No one but a politician
could have stood up to that piercing scrutiny without a twitch.  "The king cannot see
you," he repeated.
     "So be it, can we see him?"
     "I said--"
     "Just see him, to verify his presence.  Proof of life," the senator said.
"There are people in the Andorian League who have begun to question his continued
survival."
     "I, who am the Master of the White Tower for the Lady Sheila, say the king lives
and is here, but ill.  This is enough.  Who would question me?"
     "Many people across the Andorian League, I should think.  Come now, it would be
a simple matter to just let us take a quick look in on him.  No need to disturb him,
all we need is to SEE him."
     "You are impertinent.  It is impossible.  Leave."  He stepped back into the room
behind him, of which they had no glimpse, and shut the door.
     "That was a very strange encounter," Sedalia said.  "Do you think--?"
     "I think we should do as we were told and leave," Gissanniah said.  "Without
discussion."  Dropping her voice to just above a whisper, she added, "The walls may
have ears."
     "Ah.  Yes, silly of me not to have thought of that."  He held open the outer
door for her.  "It seems a shame to return to Iaye--or wherever--without more
information, but I can't see that we have any other options.  Waiting around here...
I don't think that paper-pusher is going to soften and let us in, do you?"
     "Not in this lifetime!"  Gissanniah turned toward the ferry.  Or, at least,
toward the road that would eventually take them to the ferry.  "I don't like the feel
of this place, and the sooner I'm away from it, the happier I'll be."
     "Quite understandable, dear lady," the senator said.  He fell into step beside
her.  They walked in silence for a block.  Two blocks.  The traffic was lighter than
it had been the day before, the district around the White Tower seeming almost
deserted.  It occurred to Sedalia that this could have a sinister implication, and he
peered searchingly into every alley they passed, every mist-shrouded doorway.
"Something is wrong here," he said quietly.
     Beside him, Gissanniah shivered and put her hand on the hilt of her sword.
"There's going to be an ambush," she said just as quietly.  "That Master of the White
Tower does not want us taking any news to the people of the League."

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 590): SELIA STORM of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 583): 365 GTB4 of HOT WHEELS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 579): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 579): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 572): WINDSONG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 541): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 532): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 523): NIVIX of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): BYRON of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 425): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 195): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 475): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 590): NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 583): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 579): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 579): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 572): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 541): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 532): TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 523): THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 425): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 195): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 475): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 590): SELIA STORM of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                               SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 589): FLEA BAG of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): UP-CHUCKY of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 578): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 571): DON FRANCIS of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
                         JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 523): NIVIX of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Novgorodny Vir says in his notes, "So much to report, so little time."  What
arena is he confusing us with?  We had nineteen fights involving five standbys.  No
challenges, no avoids, no deaths.  A very quiet day.

     TEEVELLA (82-24954) (13-2-0,90) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS fought SARINA (26-4220) (22-
28-1,74) of GOLDEN CANYON.  TEEVELLA handily defeated SARINA in a 1 minute mismatched
competition.  So what else is new?
     SOLARIS (46-3759) (33-81-0,49) of RUBY DRAGONS fought GO-FER (26-4444) (18-31-
2,56) of GOLDEN CANYON.  SOLARIS luckily beat GO-FER in an exciting 2 minute gory
bout.  Okay, this might be new.
     GOLDERIE (26-4657) (23-22-1,54) of GOLDEN CANYON fought TARIN SHARPEYES (105-3)
(0-0-0,100) of Tired Old Standbys.  GOLDERIE was devastated by TARIN SHARPEYES in an
exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.  If Golderie decides to cook sheep's eyes, I'm not
having any.
     LORIS KEY (26-4706) (19-21-1,42) of GOLDEN CANYON fought YOGONITH (105-5) (0-0-
0,90) of Tired Old Standbys.  LORIS KEY was overpowered by YOGONITH in a 1 minute
mismatched brawl.  Or calimari, either.  Or sushi.  No.

     CLEMMIE (26-4630) (26-30-1,136) of GOLDEN CANYON fought KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN (46-
3809) (54-55-1,134) of RUBY DRAGONS.  CLEMMIE lost to KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN in a 1
minute fray.  Tcha.  Karamel korn.  You think I make too much of the cooking thing
here?  What else is there to talk about?  Who else is talking?  I know, I know, you
managers all have lives.  Allot us a few moments every two weeks to write a personal.
     LUKARIAN LAMORAK (11-4841) (63-88-1,180) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought NAFISAH (22-
6612) (26-13-0,135) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  LUKARIAN LAMORAK vanquished NAFISAH in a 1
minute mismatched bout.  I have grave suspicions of the handicapper.
     WOLVERINE (66-3871) (63-115-4,186) of X-FORCE fought MEYK (105-24) (0-0-0,250)
of Tired Old Standbys.  WOLVERINE was overcome by MEYK in a popular 2 minute
conflict.  Good.
     IRIADOR (50-2481) (78-52-2,207) of DRUID'S GROVE fought MEYK (105-24) (0-0-
0,250) of Tired Old Standbys.  IRIADOR demolished MEYK in a popular 1 minute
mismatched match.  Even better.
     GOKU (46-3655) (86-72-2,189) of DRAGONBALL Z fought BLIND GIRL (22-6041) (46-21-
0,173) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  GOKU savagely defeated BLIND GIRL in a crowd pleasing 4
minute bloody competition.  Pickles in the pancakes?  I don't think so!

     VAN HELSING (11-6338) (50-49-1,210) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II fought MASKED
GUILDMASTER (105-6) (0-0-0,201) of Tired Old Standbys.  VAN HELSING was overpowered
by MASKED GUILDMASTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.  Ha.
     GRANDPA RAT (22-6549) (45-21-3,190) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS fought VAJRA VALMEJAR
(11-4928) (64-82-0,190) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  GRANDPA RAT was overpowered by VAJRA
VALMEJAR in a 2 minute one-sided fight.  Bribe the handicapper, Rat.  Issue a
challenge next time.
     HOMELESS PRINCE (22-6012) (74-49-1,182) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS fought NIXIE
SEASPRITE (11-4992) (66-70-1,206) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  HOMELESS PRINCE vanquished
NIXIE SEASPRITE in an action packed 2 minute one-sided duel.  Somebody give this man
a home, or at least a broom closet to live in.  It creates a bad impression to have
him sleeping on the streets here.
     BLACKRAZOR (11-4091) (65-133-1,203) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought HUMMEL (14-1404)
(88-144-5,184) of MIKES.  BLACKRAZOR savagely defeated HUMMEL in an action packed 6
minute gruesome melee.  Tcha.
     LUCIAS CLAY (22-6359) (52-36-0,228) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS fought WARPATH (66-2926)
(102-145-4,206) of X-FORCE.  LUCIAS CLAY bested WARPATH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute
bloody match.  And if the crowd is pleased, who am I to quibble?

     SMITH (14-1282) (89-145-4,241) of MIKES fought SANDS (11-4123) (66-130-3,205) of
SCARLET KNIGHTS.  SMITH lost to SANDS in a 2 minute fight.  These names are too
short.  What can you do with a brief name like "smith" or "sands"?
     DEATH FOG (45-4017) (59-27-0,230) of SUPERIOR FORCES fought WARDUKE (11-5930)
(53-65-3,185) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II.  DEATH FOG was overpowered by WARDUKE in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.  Ah, the new filter technology at work.
     STELLA BLUE (53-6167) (49-28-1,226) of PUERCO'S PINATA fought CONNOR MACLEOD
(11-5532) (63-73-0,196) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II.  STELLA BLUE vanquished CONNOR MACLEOD
in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.  Leaving Connor black and blue.
     POETIC JUICE (66-2975) (72-45-0,223) of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY fought TALISMAN
SHIELDGUARD (11-4304) (80-104-0,201) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  POETIC JUICE overcame
TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a popular 3 minute match.  There IS some value to a
university education.

     And for the title:  AXLY HIMSELF (11-2363) (105-73-1,390) of GERFEL'S FRIENDS
fought VISION (26-1573) (115-52-4,217) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  AXLY HIMSELF devastated
VISION in an action packed 2 minute mismatched Title fight.  Well, congratulations,
Axly.

                                       Ardane

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363       106  73  1  435  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STELLA BLUE 53-6167         50  28  1  236  PUERCO'S PINATA (669)      KHALHUMS
 LUCIAS CLAY 22-6359         53  36  0  234  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 POETIC JUICE 66-2975        73  45  0  229  ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (846)  TARRGIR
 WARDUKE 11-5930             54  65  3  220  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
 IRIADOR 50-2481             79  52  2  218  DRUID'S GROVE (983)        SNOWBOUND
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928      65  82  0  215  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 SANDS 11-4123               67 130  3  211  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          66 133  1  207  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 GOKU 46-3655                87  72  2  206  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  80 105  0  205  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012     75  49  1  204  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 VISION 26-1573             115  53  4  199  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (9)        CALEAM
 WARPATH 66-2926            102 146  4  199  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 SMITH 14-1282               89 146  4  196  MIKES (831)                TOBIR

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532      63  74  0  193  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
 VAN HELSING 11-6338         50  50  1  190  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992     66  71  1  188  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           63 116  4  188  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841    64  88  1  187  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 HUMMEL 14-1404              88 145  5  186  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 DEATH FOG 45-4017           59  28  0  182  SUPERIOR FORCES (1030)     STORMCROWE

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GRANDPA RAT 22-6549         45  22  3  180  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 BLIND GIRL 22-6041          46  22  0  176  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 46-3809  55  55  1  141  RUBY DRAGONS (1006)        ARDIVENT
 NAFISAH 22-6612             26  14  0  136  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 CLEMMIE 26-4630             26  31  1  130  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TEEVELLA 82-24954           14   2  0   97  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1045)     DWES EG

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SARINA 26-4220              22  29  1   71  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 SOLARIS 46-3759             34  81  0   59  RUBY DRAGONS (1006)        ARDIVENT
 GOLDERIE 26-4657            23  23  1   56  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 GO-FER 26-4444              18  32  2   50  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 LORIS KEY 26-4706           19  22  1   44  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Blind Girl -- Blintzes?  Wait, let me check my cookbook.  Hmm.  "A thin, rolled
pancake with a filling, usually of cream cheese."  A thin, rolled pancake, fine,
although that's actually Suzette's specialty, not mine.  But... cream cheese?  I'm
not so sure about that.  I had more in mind something like, well, a rich chocolate
pudding.  Don't laugh, I *like* chocolate.  Come and help me test it. -- Clemmie

     Sprinkled with powdered sugar after it's rolled up.

Teevella -- Stewed tea?  I don't think so!  Way too strong for my taste.  And
besides, once you've got it, then what?  You can't expect many people to drink such
muck.  Of courze, it would serve to dye fabric a soft beige, but... beige?  No, don't
think so. -- Golderie

Solaris -- Well.  (sigh)  Fish.  Not my favorite food.  I really can't visualize
fish-flavor variations, so I'm stuck with lemon juice and pepper.  Oh, well, they say
it's good for the memory. -- Sarina

Ohrlam -- (taken aback)  It's true I like to see people eat and enjoy my cooking, but
you came on like a forest fire.  There wasn't anything left for anyone else. -- Loris
Key

Ohrlam -- Listen, if Loris couldn't feed you, don't look at ME. -- Go-Fer

Ardane -- Layered avocado and sour cream (or lebni, or yoghurt, or whatever)?  Sounds
intriguing.  I'll give it a try. -- Sarina
P.S.  Bring your own chips.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AXLY HIMSELF devastated VISION in a action packed 2 minute mismatched Title fight.
POETIC JUICE overcame TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a popular 3 minute match.
STELLA BLUE vanquished CONNOR MACLEOD in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DEATH FOG was overpowered by WARDUKE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
SMITH lost to SANDS in a 2 minute fight.
LUCIAS CLAY bested WARPATH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
BLACKRAZOR savagely defeated HUMMEL in a action packed 6 minute gruesome melee.
HOMELESS PRINCE vanquished NIXIE SEASPRITE in a action packed 2 minute one-sided duel.
GRANDPA RAT was overpowered by VAJRA VALMEJAR in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
VAN HELSING was overpowered by MASKED GUILDMASTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GOKU savagely defeated BLIND GIRL in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody competition.
IRIADOR demolished MEYK in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
WOLVERINE was overcome by MEYK in a popular 2 minute conflict.
LUKARIAN LAMORAK vanquished NAFISAH in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CLEMMIE lost to KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN in a 1 minute fray.
LORIS KEY was overpowered by YOGONITH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GOLDERIE was devastated by TARIN SHARPEYES in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
SOLARIS luckily beat GO-FER in a exciting 2 minute gory bout.
TEEVELLA handily defeated SARINA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        44 -  25 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  23 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  33 -  0      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  25 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  20 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  19 -  1      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  31 -  0      33  |

Turn 476 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 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363      106  73  1  435 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)
LUNGING ATTACK   STELLA BLUE 53-6167        50  28  1  236 PUERCO'S PINATA (669)
SLASHING ATTACK  WARDUKE 11-5930            54  65  3  220 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)
STRIKING ATTACK  VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928     65  82  0  215 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACKRAZOR 11-4091         66 133  1  207 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
TOTAL PARRY      VISION 26-1573            115  53  4  199 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (9)
PARRY-STRIKE     SMITH 14-1282              89 146  4  196 MIKES (831)
PARRY-LUNGE      CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532     63  74  0  193 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GRANDPA RAT 22-6549        45  22  3  180 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)
BASHING ATTACK   CLEMMIE 26-4630            26  31  1  130 GOLDEN CANYON (741)

The overall popularity leader is GOKU 46-3655.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GOKU 46-3655.  The ten other most popular fighters were HUMMEL 14-1404, TALISMAN 
SHIELDGUARD 11-4304, BLACKRAZOR 11-4091, HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012, AXLY HIMSELF 
11-2363, WOLVERINE 66-3871, GO-FER 26-4444, VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928, POETIC JUICE 
66-2975, and IRIADOR 50-2481.

The least popular fighter this week was SARINA 26-4220.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LORIS KEY 26-4706, CLEMMIE 26-4630, NAFISAH 22-6612, VAN HELSING 
11-6338, CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532, GOLDERIE 26-4657, BLIND GIRL 22-6041, GRANDPA RAT 
22-6549, NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992, and WARPATH 66-2926.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ARUAK CITY(11)       6  4 0  STORMCROWE(45)       0  1 0  KHALHUMS(53)         1  0 0  
TOBIR(14)            0  2 0  ARDIVENT(46)         3  0 0  TARRGIR(66)          1  2 0  
SOLVEN(22)           2  3 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 0  
CALEAM(26)           0  6 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363       106  73  1  435  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 SMITH 14-1282               89 146  4  196  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 LUCIAS CLAY 22-6359         53  36  0  234  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 VISION 26-1573             115  53  4  199  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (9)        CALEAM
 DEATH FOG 45-4017           59  28  0  182  SUPERIOR FORCES (1030)     STORMCROWE
 GOKU 46-3655                87  72  2  206  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 IRIADOR 50-2481             79  52  2  218  DRUID'S GROVE (983)        SNOWBOUND
 STELLA BLUE 53-6167         50  28  1  236  PUERCO'S PINATA (669)      KHALHUMS
 POETIC JUICE 66-2975        73  45  0  229  ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (846)  TARRGIR
 TEEVELLA 82-24954           14   2  0   97  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1045)     DWES EG