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Date   : 05/19/2008    Duedate: 05/31/2008

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-479

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 SUPERIOR FOR 45/1030  582  390  2 59.9      ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY 66/846            
  2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 26/9  484  328  9 59.6      GERFEL'S FRIENDS 11/396               
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 82/1045                     THE GOOD EARTH 82/1047                
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 22/978                      THE GREENHOUSE 30/1046                
  3 TACO GODS 40/198     1138  823 18 58.0    5 X-FORCE 66/415       1489 2008 18 42.6
    POSITIVELY PUTRID 71/940                    DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
    DEATH STUDS VII 60/877                      SCARLET KNIGHTS II 11/994             
    SAILS OF CHARON 63/1013                     SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
    DEATH BY STUPIDITY 4/935                    RUBY DRAGONS 46/1006                  
    DIAMONDS & RUST 68/820                    6 GOLDEN CANYON 26/741  585 1014  9 36.6
  4 PUERCO'S PINA 53/669  480  392  5 55.0    7 MIKES 14/831          378  701 10 35.0

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #5 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Zorpunt:

     Lenpro watched the last of the gladiators leave, clearing the common room of the
Krill Cavalry guildhouse for his conference with Fandil.  They were probably decent
people, but he didn't know them, and the situation did not incline him to trust any
stranger.
     "It will be fine," Fandil said.  "They won't go blabbing about our presence, and
they won't hear anything that matters, anyway."  He gestured, and a faint shimmer
sprang up, form a hemisphere in the room, enclosing the two of them.  "This will
ensure that there are no eavesdroppers."
     After a moment, Lenpro shrugged.  "Okay, it's what we've got to work with,
anyway.  Where do we start, then?"
     "With the king, I think.  No one's heard seen him in... two or three years, at
least, I think?"
     Lenpro nodded.  "At least."
     "Nor heard anything that constitutes persuasive evidence that he is still alive,
still functional, and concerned with his job."
     Lenpro nodded again, imapatiently.  "I know all that.  You know all that--"
     "Just making sure we both know that we both know," Fandil said.  "Assumptions
are the shifting sands under faulty planning.  All the information we can gather
indicates that the king has spent the past several years on the Isle, never leaving
it.  Anything official coming out of Andor is signed by Herlas d'Arenju, styling
himself 'First Minister to the King'.  He is said to be Fratsfan, but he isn't listed
in the Fratsfan Register of Noble Houses and Scions."
     "Does that matter?  That he isn't a nobleman?"
     "I don't suppose so, in itself.  But I would like to find some indication of his
background, somewhere.  At this point," Fandil said, suddenly exasperated, "I can't
even prove that he's Frastfan!"
     "Or that he's ill-intentioned," Lenpro added, scowling.  "He could just be
really stupid when it comes to running a government."
     "Or the front man for a committee," Fandil agreed.
     Lenpro nodded but brushed the issue aside.  "Same thing.  That isn't one of the
core questions.  Later, it might be important, but first," he paused to make sure he
had Fandil's full attention, "the first question is, Do we believe that the true and
proper king of Andoria is doing his proper job?"
     The two managers locked eyes over the scarred table.  "No," they said
simultaneously.
     "Okay, second question, is there anything we can do to bring the king back to
the point of doing that job?"  He waved one hand casually.  "Setting aside the matter
of whether or not we can get at the king.  IF we can reach the king, do we believe he
can be gotten back on the job?"
     A silence.  A long silence.  The clock against the guildhouse wall ticked,
chimed, struck the hour, ticked on.  Finally Fandil sighed.  "No," he said again.
"Not according to the little I've heard."
     Lenpro nodded again.  "Third question:  Does the king have recognized heirs?"
     "No.  No one that any person has seen or heard of in years.  The rumors..." the
old mage shrugged, "they're said to have vanished from the Isle, probably into some
other dimension.  Regardless, they're gone."
     "Right, so we're talking about establishing a new royal line, or trying for some
other form of government, but at the least, we're talking a rebellion."
     "If there's effectively no king--"
     "There's a bureaucracy, inefficient and corrupt as it is, which is the
acknowledged legal channel of government," Lenpro said.  "You think they're going to
smile and say, 'Oh, what a good idea, we're behind you all the way!'?  I don't.
They'll fight."
     "No army to speak of."
     "Plenty of assassins, though."
     "I don't think one of the, ah, non-royal types of government would work in
Andoria at this time," Fandil said.  "I've seen them elsewhere, and people have to be
prepared before they can accept such an order and make it work.  But king-making...
that's tricky."
     Lenpro smiled, for the first time since the meeting had begun.  "We've got a
perfect candidate ready to hand," he said.  "The Fratsfan Emperor Alonj."

The Isle of the Eye:

     "I will never eat fish again," Senator Sedalia muttered from under the cover of
the tarp.
     "You won't need to," Gissanniah whispered back.  "You're going to have as much
trouble getting that smell out of your mustache as I will getting it of my hair."
     Sedalia's hand went automatically to his mustache, and he sighed.  It was limp
and untidy, in need of a wash, a trim, and fresh waxing.  "It's a sacrifice," he
agreed, "but a senator does what he must for his constituents."  He sighed
theatrically, teasing a smile out of his companion.  It was part of his duty, after
all, to keep her spirits up.  "How much longer will we have to lie here waiting, I
wonder?"
     Gissanniah raised her head just enough to peer through a crack in the side of
the cart.  "I don't see our driver anywhere," she said after a moment.  "At least, he
isn't on this side of the cart."
     Both gladiators listened for a moment to the sound of voices.  Too far away for
them to make out the words, their driver was talking to... someone.  Not guards, this
was no checkpoint, but someone.  Stung by a sudden surmise, Sedalia glanced across at
his companion.  Gissanniah was looking toward him, eyes widening with the same
thought.
     "He's betraying us," Sedalia said, certainty crystalizing as he said the words.
     "He promised he wouldn't tell any of the guards--"
     "He said nothing about not telling other people... who might carry word to the
guards.  Out, of here, now!  Your side is probably the less observed."
     "Right."  Gissanniah twitched up the tarp, peered out, then slid through the
smallest possible opening.  "Clear right now," she said.
     The senator followed.  Good so far.  The sides of the cart were so high that
whoever was talking on the other side could not see them, and it was only thirty feet
to the edge of the woods.  Sedalia didn't know why Lady Sheila had decreed that most
of the Isle was to be left wooded, but he was glad of it now.  The two of them walked
quietly on a straight line from the cart to the trees.  No one tried to stop them,
called out, no one appeared at all.
     Once they were under cover, Sedalia stopped and looked back.  "That was too
easy," he said.

Zorpunt:

     "Alonj?"  Fandil's eyebrows rose.  "I have always undestood that he is simple-
minded at best, possibly unstable."
     "You're out of touch," Lenpro said.  "Lady Fern has been back in Fratsfa for
some time now, and she's observed the government there closely.  She says that he's
'sane, steady, decent, and of at least normal intelligence'--her theory is that he
was manipulated by his regents and advisors to give the impression of incompetence."
     "And what's to stop them from being no better than the bureaucracy in Andor?"
     "His wife.  According to Lady Fern, the Empress Kitiara is... very firm, very
competent, very loyal, rather dangerous in her own right, and she's given Alonj three
children already--two sons and a daughter."

Andor:

     Herlas d'Arenju frowned at the Chief Scribe.  "I don't know what you're playing
at, Hesselbod, but I don't like what I'm seeing and hearing.  A semblance of
normality--you said this yourself--is essential to maintaining order.  An increase in
taxes and an edict of conscription to double the size of the standing army is not
normality."
     The bureaucrat shrugged minimally, his face remaining blank.  "There are
increasing reports of trouble in the Karnhorn area," he said.  "That makes an
increase in the army and the taxes proper.  If we later end up using them for other
things, that's later."
     "Not very much later!"
     "The Aruaki have always been troublemakers," the scribe said.  "Allowing them to
settle here in the first place was the mistake.  I merely propose that it's time to
take corrective measures.  This five-step program should do what is needful.  First,
close the border of the Clanholds--"
     "Easy to say, hard to do," Herlas countered.  "Land and water both?  And what
of--"
     "You have described yourself as a magician," Hesselbod said.  "Prove it now.
Cage the beast-people as the first step in our campaign to exterminate them."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 593): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 593): GINKOR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 582): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 582): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 579): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 535): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 428): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 478): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 593): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 593): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 582): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 582): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 279): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 535): TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 428): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 478): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): HAMMURABI of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): KORO CLOUD of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): JEROME OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): FENCE POST of RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 543): BORIS KARLOFF of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                (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

     Seems to me it's a crime to keep people inside at a desk on a day like this.  Or
to make them stand around in an arena trying to hurt each other for the amusement of
some fans.  But then, what do I know?

     Kellumbo's Kids, breathing hot on the heels of Superior Forces, avoided Superior
Forces more than anyone else did.  And Superior Forces, running hard to stay ahead of
Kellumbo's Kids, were avoided more than anybody.
     Blackrazor got the most challengs.
     We had twenty fights--it could be worse, look at Home Guard!  Two standbys
fought, but only two.  That's a step in the right direction.  There were six
challenges that went through, and one of them was a TV challenge.

     GOLDERIE (26-4657) (23-25-1,51) of GOLDEN CANYON fought OHRLAM (105-2) (0-0-
0,60) of Tired Old Monsters.  GOLDERIE was devastated by OHRLAM in a 1 minute one-
sided contest.  Too busy cooking to practice fighting.
     FRY GUY (40-3655) (19-10-0,67) of TACO GODS fought LORIS KEY (26-4706) (19-24-
1,43) of GOLDEN CANYON.  FRY GUY overpowered LORIS KEY in a 1 minute mismatched
fight.  Does this mean that Loris will start frying everything?
     OOZING ORIFICES (71-3475) (13-3-0,90) of POSITIVELY PUTRID fought SARINA (26-
4220) (22-31-1,46) of GOLDEN CANYON.  OOZING ORIFICES demolished SARINA in a 1 minute
one-sided bout.  Disgusting.
     HERO, HERO (68-446) (14-37-0,81) of DIAMONDS & RUST fought GO-FER (26-4444) (19-
33-2,71) of GOLDEN CANYON.  HERO, HERO devastated GO-FER in a 1 minute one-sided
fight.  My!  H,H has a worse record even than Go-Fer!  He must have needed the win
badly.

     TEEVELLA (82-24954) (16-2-1,132) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS fought TORNADO CXCVI (60-
5111) (17-22-0,131) of DEATH STUDS VII.  TEEVELLA overpowered TORNADO CXCVI in a 1
minute mismatched brawl.  Is that a limping anagram for civics?
     JOHN BOBBIT (4-3769) (40-47-2,164) of DEATH BY STUPIDITY fought CLEMMIE (26-
4630) (26-33-1,119) of GOLDEN CANYON.  JOHN BOBBIT devastated CLEMMIE in a 1 minute
uneven duel.  I can only shake my head at this dumb move.
     WOLVERINE (66-3871) (64-117-4,194) of X-FORCE fought MEYK (105-24) (0-0-0,250)
of Tired Old Monsters.  WOLVERINE handily defeated MEYK in a popular 1 minute uneven
fight.  Oh, well.
     SANDS (11-4123) (67-132-3,190) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought POETIC JUICE (66-2975)
(74-46-0,199) of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY.  SANDS was beaten by POETIC JUICE in a 2 minute
conflict.  Ah, Sands was defeated ON the sands.  Must be poetic there somewhere.
     DEATH FOG (45-4017) (61-28-0,209) of SUPERIOR FORCES fought BLACKRAZOR (11-4091)
(66-135-1,190) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  DEATH FOG subdued BLACKRAZOR in a crowd pleasing
4 minute match.  Eh?  But Blackrazor WAS listed as most-challenged!

     LEADFOOT (40-3516) (28-19-0,204) of TACO GODS fought LUKARIAN LAMORAK (11-4841)
(65-89-1,182) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  LEADFOOT was demolished by LUKARIAN LAMORAK in a 1
minute mismatched competition.  I hope you broke this Lamorak's toe!
     SMITH (14-1282) (90-147-4,207) of MIKES fought VAN HELSING (11-6338) (50-52-
1,191) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II.  SMITH handily defeated VAN HELSING in an exciting 1
minute one-sided bout.  Yes, well, 237 fights to 102 fights, what can you expect?
     HUMMEL (14-1404) (89-146-5,203) of MIKES fought SEXTANT (63-2415) (16-11-1,165)
of SAILS OF CHARON.  HUMMEL viciously subdued SEXTANT in a popular 2 minute brutal
fight.  I hope you have some tourney fights, Sextant.  You'll need 'em.
     STELLA BLUE (53-6167) (52-28-1,250) of PUERCO'S PINATA fought CONNOR MACLEOD
(11-5532) (63-76-0,202) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II.  STELLA BLUE vanquished CONNOR MACLEOD
in an action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.  Good.  Scarlet and blue, very
decorative.

The challenges:
     NAFISAH (22-6612) (28-14-0,149) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN
(46-3809) (55-57-1,149) of RUBY DRAGONS.  Straight across.  NAFISAH butchered KHORNE
SHADOWSPAWN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.  Excellent!  Somehow, I'm
seeing sausages here, I don't know why.
     BLIND GIRL (22-6041) (47-23-0,192) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged VAJRA VALMEJAR
(11-4928) (66-83-0,199) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 7.  BLIND GIRL unbelievably bested
VAJRA VALMEJAR in a 6 minute Challenge fight.  Why is this unbelievable?  I have no
trouble with it.
     GRANDPA RAT (22-6549) (46-23-3,182) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged WARDUKE (11-
5930) (54-67-3,183) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II.  Up 1.  GRANDPA RAT overpowered WARDUKE in
a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.  A rat of skill and determination, clearly.
     VISION (26-1573) (117-53-4,218) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged TALISMAN
SHIELDGUARD (11-4304) (80-107-0,197) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Down 21.  VISION
unbelievably bested TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.  Hmm.  More
of that "umbelievability."  Who puts that stuff in?
     LUCIAS CLAY (22-6359) (55-36-1,302) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged NIXIE
SEASPRITE (11-4992) (66-73-1,186) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Down 116.  LUCIAS CLAY
vanquished NIXIE SEASPRITE in an exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.  But, as
they say down in Darkholm, a win is a win.

     Our tv challenge, and congratulations to Jackson for having it:  JACKSON (22-
6649) (20-2-0,68) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS TV challenged SOLARIS (46-3759) (35-82-0,57) of
RUBY DRAGONS.  Down 11.  JACKSON devastated SOLARIS in a 1 minute mismatched
Challenge fight.  Six challenges by Kellumbo's Kids, and six wins for Kellubo's Kids.
This manager is paying attention.

     For the title:  AXLY HIMSELF (11-2363) (108-73-1,455) of GERFEL'S FRIENDS fought
GOKU (46-3655) (89-72-2,234) of DRAGONBALL Z.  AXLY HIMSELF slimly won victory over
GOKU in an action packed 4 minute Title melee.  A determined man, Axly.

                                       Ardane

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363       109  73  1  472  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LUCIAS CLAY 22-6359         56  36  1  309  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 STELLA BLUE 53-6167         53  28  1  261  PUERCO'S PINATA (669)      KHALHUMS
 VISION 26-1573             118  53  4  225  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (9)        CALEAM
 SMITH 14-1282               91 147  4  216  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 DEATH FOG 45-4017           62  28  0  214  SUPERIOR FORCES (1030)     STORMCROWE

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  80 108  0  210  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           65 117  4  208  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 GOKU 46-3655                89  73  2  207  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841    66  89  1  207  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 HUMMEL 14-1404              90 146  5  205  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 POETIC JUICE 66-2975        75  46  0  203  ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (846)  TARRGIR
 BLIND GIRL 22-6041          48  23  0  202  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          66 136  1  200  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928      66  84  0  199  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532      63  77  0  196  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
 SANDS 11-4123               67 133  3  195  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 GRANDPA RAT 22-6549         47  23  3  194  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992     66  74  1  185  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 VAN HELSING 11-6338         50  53  1  183  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
 LEADFOOT 40-3516            28  20  0  181  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NAFISAH 22-6612             29  14  1  180  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 WARDUKE 11-5930             54  68  3  178  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
 SEXTANT 63-2415             16  12  1  169  SAILS OF CHARON (1013)     AMEN-TEI
 JOHN BOBBIT 4-3769          41  47  2  166  DEATH BY STUPIDITY (935)   JHELUM

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 46-3809  55  58  1  143  RUBY DRAGONS (1006)        ARDIVENT
 TEEVELLA 82-24954           17   2  1  143  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1045)     DWES EG
 TORNADO CXCVI 60-5111       17  23  0  125  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
 CLEMMIE 26-4630             26  34  1  120  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 OOZING ORIFICES 71-3475     14   3  0   92  POSITIVELY PUTRID (940)    KYR'TERR

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-CAYLON MCCANN 26-4728       19  32  1   90  STEEL CRUSADE (1042)       CALEAM
 HERO, HERO 68-446           15  37  0   88  DIAMONDS & RUST (820)      FIREHOLD
 JACKSON 22-6649             21   2  0   75  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 FRY GUY 40-3655             20  10  0   72  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
 GO-FER 26-4444              19  34  2   64  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 SOLARIS 46-3759             35  83  0   55  RUBY DRAGONS (1006)        ARDIVENT
 SARINA 26-4220              22  32  1   50  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 GOLDERIE 26-4657            23  26  1   43  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 LORIS KEY 26-4706           19  25  1   42  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN
KHORNE SHADOWSPAW 46-3809 55  58  1 RUBY DRAGONS 1006      NAFISAH 46-6612           479

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Manager -- With my tourney warriors finally hitting the ADM ranks, perhaps I can
finally take over the top team rank you have held for so long. -- Kellumbo

     This would make a change.

Lukarian Lamorak -- Bah.  A cook doesn't need much skill if he uses enough honey.
Honey, cinnamon, raisins, a bit of pastry, where's the art in that? -- Clemmie, who
prefers not to do desserts these days

Solaris -- That was great!  I'd be glad to do it again. -- Go-Fer

Ohrlam -- I refuse to cook with (tone of loathing) oleo. -- Loris Key

Jackson -- Steak?  Hmm.  Steak Jackson, as a more impressive version of Steak Diane?
Let me think about this.  The seasons would be critical, of course, but they
shouldn't be overdone.  Hmm. -- Golderie

Shinorr -- Listen, I can't keep up with my teammates in the cooking business.  All
your name suggests to me is a simple butter cookie.  Only the best butter, of course,
and nothing fancy.  Just the simple thing. -- Sarina

Ardane -- Why not?  People eat too much anyway. -- Loris Key

     You're a hard woman.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JACKSON devastated SOLARIS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LUCIAS CLAY vanquished NIXIE SEASPRITE in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
VISION unbelievably bested TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
GRANDPA RAT overpowered WARDUKE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BLIND GIRL unbelievably bested VAJRA VALMEJAR in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
NAFISAH butchered KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
AXLY HIMSELF slimly won victory over GOKU in a action packed 4 minute Title melee.
STELLA BLUE vanquished CONNOR MACLEOD in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
HUMMEL viciously subdued SEXTANT in a popular 2 minute brutal fight.
SMITH handily defeated VAN HELSING in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
LEADFOOT was demolished by LUKARIAN LAMORAK in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DEATH FOG subdued BLACKRAZOR in a crowd pleasing 4 minute match.
SANDS was beaten by POETIC JUICE in a 2 minute conflict.
WOLVERINE handily defeated MEYK in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
JOHN BOBBIT devastated CLEMMIE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TEEVELLA overpowered TORNADO CXCVI in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HERO, HERO devastated GO-FER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
OOZING ORIFICES demolished SARINA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FRY GUY overpowered LORIS KEY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GOLDERIE was devastated by OHRLAM in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        41 -  23 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  21 -  2      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  18 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  20 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  29 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  19 -  1      37  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  25 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  12 -  0      29  |

Turn 479 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363      109  73  1  472 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIAS CLAY 22-6359        56  36  1  309 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)
TOTAL PARRY      VISION 26-1573            118  53  4  225 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (9)
PARRY-STRIKE     SMITH 14-1282              91 147  4  216 MIKES (831)
SLASHING ATTACK  WOLVERINE 66-3871          65 117  4  208 X-FORCE (415)
PARRY-LUNGE      HUMMEL 14-1404             90 146  5  205 MIKES (831)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACKRAZOR 11-4091         66 136  1  200 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
STRIKING ATTACK  VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928     66  84  0  199 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GRANDPA RAT 22-6549        47  23  3  194 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)
BASHING ATTACK   CLEMMIE 26-4630            26  34  1  120 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 TALISMAN 
SHIELDGUARD 11-4304, AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363, HUMMEL 14-1404, DEATH FOG 45-4017, GOKU 
46-3655, BLACKRAZOR 11-4091, VISION 26-1573, BLIND GIRL 22-6041, LUCIAS CLAY 22-6359, 
and STELLA BLUE 53-6167.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLDERIE 26-4657.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LORIS KEY 26-4706, SARINA 26-4220, TORNADO CXCVI 60-5111, 
CLEMMIE 26-4630, CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532, KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 46-3809, SOLARIS 46-3759, 
GO-FER 26-4444, VAN HELSING 11-6338, and SEXTANT 63-2415.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
JHELUM(4)            1  0 0  ZENSU(40)            1  1 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         0  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       2  8 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  0 0  TARRGIR(66)          2  0 0  
TOBIR(14)            2  0 0  ARDIVENT(46)         0  3 0  FIREHOLD(68)         1  0 0  
SOLVEN(22)           5  0 1  KHALHUMS(53)         1  0 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  0 0  
CALEAM(26)           1  5 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JOHN BOBBIT 4-3769          41  47  2  166  DEATH BY STUPIDITY (935)   JHELUM
 AXLY HIMSELF 11-2363       109  73  1  472  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 SMITH 14-1282               91 147  4  216  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 LUCIAS CLAY 22-6359         56  36  1  309  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 VISION 26-1573             118  53  4  225  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (9)        CALEAM
 LEADFOOT 40-3516            28  20  0  181  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
 DEATH FOG 45-4017           62  28  0  214  SUPERIOR FORCES (1030)     STORMCROWE
 GOKU 46-3655                89  73  2  207  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 STELLA BLUE 53-6167         53  28  1  261  PUERCO'S PINATA (669)      KHALHUMS
 TORNADO CXCVI 60-5111       17  23  0  125  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
 SEXTANT 63-2415             16  12  1  169  SAILS OF CHARON (1013)     AMEN-TEI
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           65 117  4  208  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 HERO, HERO 68-446           15  37  0   88  DIAMONDS & RUST (820)      FIREHOLD
 OOZING ORIFICES 71-3475     14   3  0   92  POSITIVELY PUTRID (940)    KYR'TERR
 TEEVELLA 82-24954           17   2  1  143  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1045)     DWES EG