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Date   : 04/21/2008    Duedate: 05/03/2008

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-477

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 SUPERIOR FOR 45/1030  580  390  2 59.8      DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
  2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 26/9  470  328  8 58.9      DRUID'S GROVE 50/983                  
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 82/1045                     SCARLET KNIGHTS II 11/994             
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 22/978                      SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
  3 PUERCO'S PINA 53/669  474  392  5 54.7      RUBY DRAGONS 46/1006                  
    ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY 66/846                5 GOLDEN CANYON 26/741  584 1005  9 36.8
    GERFEL'S FRIENDS 11/396                   6 MIKES 14/831          374  701 10 34.8
  4 X-FORCE 66/415       1485 1986 18 42.8

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     They walked down the street as though nothing bad was expected.  It was hard to
do, not to peer too closely into alleys and doorways, not to draw his sword and hold
it at the ready.  Not the hardest thing Sedalia had ever done, there had been--
Well, this wasn't the time to delve into the past.  But not easy.  It seemed to him
that the White Tower had eyes that were boring into the back of his head, also.  He
wanted to turn and look, but did not.  Again, not an easy thing.  He huffed a laugh
at his thoughts.  When had things worth doing ever been easy?
     Gissanniah jabbed an elbow at him and hissed.
     Sedalia nodded slightly and moved his hand, casually, as though he wasn't
thinking about it, to rest on the hilt of his sword.  Without turning his head, he
cataloged all the obstacles he could see.  Trash cans and indistinct debris--the mist
had thickened and might be hiding anything--an old couch with someone sleeping on it,
something that might have been ancestral to a junkyard dog, lurking in an alley and
breathing... flame?  And, abruptly, half a dozen armed men.
     "Dacoits," Gissanniah said.  She sounded disgusted.  "Either of us could handle
them alone, but why waste the time?  You take the ones on the right, I'll get the
ones on the left."
     "Works for me," the senator murmured.  A sudden thrust, a sidestep and kick to
the knee, slash and recover.  "Nothing but daggers and clubs!  Pointless--"
     "Then they must be meant to distract us from something worse," his companion
countered, dealing with her own dacoits as easily.
     "A thrilling prospect I would be willing to forego."  Sedalia wiped his sword
blade clean on the shirt of one of his opponents and squinted into the fog.  "What
will it be, I wonder?  Lord Protectors driven by their oath?"
     Gissanniah shrugged, inspected her own sword to make sure it was clean, and
sheathed it.  "It could be monsters," she said.  "This whole place is rotten with
magic, so I assume getting some monsters here would be easy."
     Reminded of the maybe-dog he'd seen earlier, Sedalia looked around.  No sign of
it now.  Or of what he had thought was a body on the discarded couch.  "Wasn't there
someone on that--?"
     "Maybe, I don't remember, but if there was, well, I'm not surprised he left.
Let's go down this side street.  It doesn't look so obvious."
     "Certainly it would be the course of decision and good sense to leave," Sedalia
said, "but I thought him dead.  He looked dead."
     "Appearances can be deceiving, especially in a fog like this.  Directions, too."
Gissanniah hesitated, turning in place in search of landmarks at what had become an
intersection of two streets.
     Sedalia motioned her to silence and pointed down one leg of the fork.  Leaning
close, he murmured directly into her ear, "I think the ferry is that way, but be as
quiet as you can.  I want to discover whether we're being followed."
     They walked quickly for what felt like half an hour, no sound but their
footsteps disturbing the fog.  No footsteps behind them.  Sounds that might be the
wind, except that there was no wind.  A distant, anonymous murmur of city life.  A
bell tolling the hour.  Somewhere ahead of them, the mournful foghorn whistle of the
ferry.
     "Dagnabit.  We're going to miss today's boat," Sedalia said.  He was still
speaking softly, but the absence of footsteps behind them was reassuring.
     "Would they even let us on it?" Gissanniah asked.  "I seem to recall some kind
of security measures--guards checking people on and off."
     "Blast it, you're right.  I'd forgotten."  Sedalia hesistated.  It hadn't been
age that made him forget.  No, it couldn't have been.  "I've had a lot on my mind,"
he said.  "I suppose we might be able to bluff--  No, of course not.  If they're
looking for us, they'll have magic to help.  But there are other boats on the Isle.
I've seen them.  An excursion barge, I remember taking a ride on that years ago.
Fishing boats.  We'll just have to--"
     "I was down on the waterfront yesterday afternoon, after we talked to that
Master," Gissanniah said.  "I did see a couple of boats, little ones, but they were
tied to the dock, and people were talking about some kind of monsters being active in
the lake."  She paused as the narrow street they were on joined a wider one and
looked carefully both ways.  Jerked back, hissing.  "Guards--some kind of City Watch,
poking around into every doorway."
     "They may not be looking for us.  Were I the Master of the White Tower, I would
not want the situation--loyal Andorians not premitted to see the king!--made public."
     "He could've lied to them about why we're to be stopped," Gissanniah argued,
looking back along their route for some alternate path.  "And even if they aren't
looking for us particularly, so what?  There doesn't seem to be much of anybody else
out right now, maybe us being here would be suspicious in itself."
     "Just a fountain of good cheer this morning, aren't you?" Sedalia muttered.
"And guards or watchmen or whatever deemed capable of handling the populace of
Talahya--such a high proportion of lord protectors... I wouldn't want to figght them
if it could be avoided.  Even if we won, there'd be delay.  Publicity.  Rumors."  He
shuddered.  "If we do meet guards, can't avoid them," the senator said, "remember
this--give me a chance to talk to them and I can tie them in knots."
     Gissanniah laughed.  "I believe it!  Look, this alley seems like it might go
through."
     "Excellent!  Lead me to it!"

     The two gladiators stopped in another alley, leaning on the wall and panting.
Behind them, well behind, dogs barked.  But other than dogs and City Guards, there
had been no signs of life.
     "This is eerie," Gissanniah muttered.  "I've always heard that Talahya is packed
like fish in a tin, but we haven't seen ANYONE in the past couple of hours."
     "True.  Many possibilities occur to me," Sedalia said.  "All the way from
'Everyone's gone to the tourney' up to 'We've been shunted into a pocket universe
without other inhabitants'.  I could use some lunch," he added, "and a beer or two."
He straightened away from the wall and dusted off his suit, which was the worse for
fences climbed and alleys negotiated with more haste than care.  "This is
ridiculous."
     "Which part?"
     "Being trapped on the Isle.  We can't get anywhere near the waterfront, much
less the ferry dock.  When did Talahya become a cage?"
     "Maybe it's been one all along and nobody noticed."
     The senator grunted skeptically.  "Somebody would have noticed.  This has to be
recent."  He straightened his tie.  "We should keep moving.  We might get lucky."
     "As if!"  Gissanniah started to brush back her hair, then froze.  "That might be
it!"
     "What?  Surely you don't think Debby Tonte can help us?  A charming young lady,
true, but not a practical person--"
     "Lirin Kiv--"
     "The arena has been closed."
     "Yes, I know, Free Blades is using it now.  But I remember hearing that Lirin
Kiv, the town, had its own ferry.  Maybe it still does.  Of course, it might be
watched, too."
     "It won't hurt to look.  We're accomplishing nothing here," Senator Sedalia
said.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, 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 580): 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 542): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 533): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): BYRON of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 426): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): AYE OF THE NEEDLE of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 476): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, 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 580): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, 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 542): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 533): TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 524): THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 426): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 476): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 591): SLEDGE of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steeke, mgr.)
                   (turn 590): SELIA STORM of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                               SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 580): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, 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 524): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 523): NIVIX of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Today was so exciting, I hardly know where to begin.  So, at the beginning:
     Twenty fights, involving, among others, eight standbys.
     No challenges.
     No avoids.
     Two short-term deaths.
     The only personals are from Golden Canyon, and I had to lock them in a dungeon
to get them written.

     GO-FER (26-4444) (18-32-2,50) of GOLDEN CANYON fought YOGONITH (105-5) (0-0-
0,90) of All those Boring Guys.  GO-FER was demolished by YOGONITH in a 1 minute
uneven bout.
     SOLARIS (46-3759) (34-81-0,59) of RUBY DRAGONS fought SARINA (26-4220) (22-29-
1,71) of GOLDEN CANYON.  SOLARIS overpowered SARINA in a 2 minute uneven fight.
     GOLDERIE (26-4657) (23-23-1,56) of GOLDEN CANYON fought YOGONITH (105-5) (0-0-
0,90) of All those Boring Guys.  GOLDERIE was handily defeated by YOGONITH in a 1
minute mismatched competition.
     TEEVELLA (82-24954) (14-2-0,97) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS fought LORIS KEY (26-4706)
(19-22-1,44) of GOLDEN CANYON.  TEEVELLA executed LORIS KEY in a 1 minute one-sided
match.
     NAFISAH (22-6612) (26-14-0,136) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS fought KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN
(46-3809) (55-55-1,141) of RUBY DRAGONS.  NAFISAH defeated KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN in an
exciting 2 minute brutal bout.

     CLEMMIE (26-4630) (26-31-1,130) of GOLDEN CANYON fought TARIN SHARPEYES (105-3)
(0-0-0,100) of All those Boring Guys.  CLEMMIE was handily defeated by TARIN
SHARPEYES in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
     VAN HELSING (11-6338) (50-50-1,190) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II fought MEYK (105-24)
(0-0-0,250) of All those Boring Guys.  VAN HELSING was vanquished by MEYK in an
action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.
     WOLVERINE (66-3871) (63-116-4,188) of X-FORCE fought TESSHIAN (105-22) (0-0-
0,181) of All those Boring Guys.  WOLVERINE overpowered TESSHIAN in a popular 1
minute mismatched conflict.
     WARPATH (66-2926) (102-146-4,199) of X-FORCE fought BLIND GIRL (22-6041) (46-22-
0,176) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  WARPATH handily defeated BLIND GIRL in an exciting 1
minute bloody one-sided contest.
     CONNOR MACLEOD (11-5532) (63-74-0,193) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II fought MEYK (105-
24) (0-0-0,250) of All those Boring Guys.  CONNOR MACLEOD was subdued by MEYK in a
crowd pleasing 1 minute match.

     GOKU (46-3655) (87-72-2,206) of DRAGONBALL Z fought GRANDPA RAT (22-6549) (45-
22-3,180) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  GOKU overpowered GRANDPA RAT in a popular 4 minute
gory uneven match.
     NIXIE SEASPRITE (11-4992) (66-71-1,188) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought MEYK (105-24)
(0-0-0,250) of All those Boring Guys.  NIXIE SEASPRITE was overpowered by MEYK in a
popular 1 minute uneven duel.
     LUKARIAN LAMORAK (11-4841) (64-88-1,187) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought MASKED
GUILDMASTER (105-6) (0-0-0,201) of All those Boring Guys.  LUKARIAN LAMORAK was
vanquished by MASKED GUILDMASTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
     BLACKRAZOR (11-4091) (66-133-1,207) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought VISION (26-1573)
(115-53-4,199) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  BLACKRAZOR was viciously subdued by VISION in an
action packed 4 minute gruesome fight.
     LUCIAS CLAY (22-6359) (53-36-0,234) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS fought TALISMAN
SHIELDGUARD (11-4304) (80-105-0,205) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  LUCIAS CLAY butchered
TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.

     IRIADOR (50-2481) (79-52-2,218) of DRUID'S GROVE fought SMITH (14-1282) (89-146-
4,196) of MIKES.  IRIADOR bested SMITH in a popular 1 minute duel.
     STELLA BLUE (53-6167) (50-28-1,236) of PUERCO'S PINATA fought HUMMEL (14-1404)
(88-145-5,186) of MIKES.  STELLA BLUE devastated HUMMEL in an exciting 1 minute
bloody one-sided fight.
     VAJRA VALMEJAR (11-4928) (65-82-0,215) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought POETIC JUICE
(66-2975) (73-45-0,229) of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY.  VAJRA VALMEJAR subdued POETIC JUICE
in an action packed 4 minute bloody fight.
     SANDS (11-4123) (67-130-3,211) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought DEATH FOG (45-4017)
(59-28-0,182) of SUPERIOR FORCES.  SANDS was vanquished by DEATH FOG in a 1 minute
uneven battle.

     AXLY HIMSELF (11-2363) (106-73-1,435) of GERFEL'S FRIENDS fought WARDUKE (11-
5930) (54-65-3,220) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II.  AXLY HIMSELF devastated WARDUKE in a 1
minute mismatched Title fight.

     And tehre you have it.
                                       Ardane

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363       107  73  1  445  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LUCIAS CLAY 22-6359         54  36  1  299  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 STELLA BLUE 53-6167         51  28  1  245  PUERCO'S PINATA (669)      KHALHUMS
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928      66  82  0  237  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 GOKU 46-3655                88  72  2  226  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 IRIADOR 50-2481             80  52  2  223  DRUID'S GROVE (983)        SNOWBOUND
 WARPATH 66-2926            103 146  4  216  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          66 134  1  210  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 VISION 26-1573             116  53  4  208  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (9)        CALEAM
-HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012     75  49  1  204  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 DEATH FOG 45-4017           60  28  0  201  SUPERIOR FORCES (1030)     STORMCROWE
 SMITH 14-1282               89 147  4  200  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 WARDUKE 11-5930             54  66  3  199  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           64 116  4  197  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 POETIC JUICE 66-2975        73  46  0  196  ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (846)  TARRGIR
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  80 106  0  195  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532      63  75  0  190  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
 SANDS 11-4123               67 131  3  189  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 HUMMEL 14-1404              88 146  5  187  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 VAN HELSING 11-6338         50  51  1  183  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992     66  72  1  181  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841    64  89  1  180  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 GRANDPA RAT 22-6549         45  23  3  180  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 BLIND GIRL 22-6041          46  23  0  172  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NAFISAH 22-6612             27  14  0  147  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 46-3809  55  56  1  137  RUBY DRAGONS (1006)        ARDIVENT
 TEEVELLA 82-24954           15   2  1  112  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1045)     DWES EG
 CLEMMIE 26-4630             26  32  1  105  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SOLARIS 46-3759             35  81  0   75  RUBY DRAGONS (1006)        ARDIVENT
 GOLDERIE 26-4657            23  24  1   55  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 SARINA 26-4220              22  30  1   55  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 LORIS KEY 26-4706           19  23  1   50  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 GO-FER 26-4444              18  33  2   50  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN
LORIS KEY 26-4706         19  23  1 GOLDEN CANYON 741      TEEVELLA 26-24954         477

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN
TALISMAN SHIELDGU 11-4304 80 106  0 SCARLET KNIGHTS 902    LUCIAS CLAY 11-6359       477

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Khorne Shadowspawn -- I'm tired of seeing you around.  I don't suppose you're going
to get Inducted this Split, so maybe I'll slip into retirement from the arena and go
back to Caleam to cook. -- Clemmie

Damned squids. -- Loris Key

No, I will NOT cook sheep's eyes.  The very idea! -- Golderie

Solaris -- If you can't lose, stay away from me. -- Go-Fer

Teevella -- I find myself wondering, "Is this all there is to life?"  So I'm going to
go looking elsewhere, I think. -- Sarina

I dunno who I'll bring in at this Split.  Maybe somebody boring, so as to fit in. --
Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AXLY HIMSELF devastated WARDUKE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
SANDS was vanquished by DEATH FOG in a 1 minute uneven battle.
VAJRA VALMEJAR subdued POETIC JUICE in a action packed 4 minute bloody fight.
STELLA BLUE devastated HUMMEL in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
IRIADOR bested SMITH in a popular 1 minute duel.
LUCIAS CLAY butchered TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BLACKRAZOR was viciously subdued by VISION in a action packed 4 minute gruesome fight.
LUKARIAN LAMORAK was vanquished by MASKED GUILDMASTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NIXIE SEASPRITE was overpowered by MEYK in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
GOKU overpowered GRANDPA RAT in a popular 4 minute gory uneven match.
CONNOR MACLEOD was subdued by MEYK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
WARPATH handily defeated BLIND GIRL in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided contest.
WOLVERINE overpowered TESSHIAN in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.
VAN HELSING was vanquished by MEYK in a action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.
CLEMMIE was handily defeated by TARIN SHARPEYES in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
NAFISAH defeated KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN in a exciting 2 minute brutal bout.
TEEVELLA executed LORIS KEY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GOLDERIE was handily defeated by YOGONITH in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SOLARIS overpowered SARINA in a 2 minute uneven fight.
GO-FER was demolished by YOGONITH in a 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        41 -  25 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  22 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  30 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  19 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  25 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  20 -  1      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  29 -  0      29  |

Turn 477 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363      107  73  1  445 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIAS CLAY 22-6359        54  36  1  299 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)
STRIKING ATTACK  VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928     66  82  0  237 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
SLASHING ATTACK  WARPATH 66-2926           103 146  4  216 X-FORCE (415)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACKRAZOR 11-4091         66 134  1  210 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
TOTAL PARRY      VISION 26-1573            116  53  4  208 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (9)
PARRY-STRIKE     SMITH 14-1282              89 147  4  200 MIKES (831)
PARRY-LUNGE      CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532     63  75  0  190 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GRANDPA RAT 22-6549        45  23  3  180 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)
BASHING ATTACK   CLEMMIE 26-4630            26  32  1  105 GOLDEN CANYON (741)

The overall popularity leader is VISION 26-1573.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928.  The ten other most popular fighters were GOKU 46-3655, 
VISION 26-1573, STELLA BLUE 53-6167, NAFISAH 22-6612, BLACKRAZOR 11-4091, IRIADOR 
50-2481, SMITH 14-1282, GRANDPA RAT 22-6549, HUMMEL 14-1404, and WARPATH 66-2926.

The least popular fighter this week was GO-FER 26-4444.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOLDERIE 26-4657, LORIS KEY 26-4706, LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841, TALISMAN 
SHIELDGUARD 11-4304, SANDS 11-4123, CLEMMIE 26-4630, CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532, NIXIE 
SEASPRITE 11-4992, LUCIAS CLAY 22-6359, and WARDUKE 11-5930.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ARUAK CITY(11)       2  8 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  0 0  KHALHUMS(53)         1  0 0  
TOBIR(14)            0  2 0  ARDIVENT(46)         2  1 0  TARRGIR(66)          2  1 0  
SOLVEN(22)           2  2 1  SNOWBOUND(50)        1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 1  
CALEAM(26)           1  5 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363       107  73  1  445  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 SMITH 14-1282               89 147  4  200  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 LUCIAS CLAY 22-6359         54  36  1  299  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 VISION 26-1573             116  53  4  208  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (9)        CALEAM
 DEATH FOG 45-4017           60  28  0  201  SUPERIOR FORCES (1030)     STORMCROWE
 GOKU 46-3655                88  72  2  226  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 IRIADOR 50-2481             80  52  2  223  DRUID'S GROVE (983)        SNOWBOUND
 STELLA BLUE 53-6167         51  28  1  245  PUERCO'S PINATA (669)      KHALHUMS
 WARPATH 66-2926            103 146  4  216  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 TEEVELLA 82-24954           15   2  1  112  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1045)     DWES EG

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."