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Date   : 12/15/2008    Duedate: 12/27/2008

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-494

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 26/9  582  356 10 62.0      DIAMONDS & RUST 68/820                
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 82/1045                     DARK SIDE 43/970                      
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-23 82/1051              4 X-FORCE 66/415       1555 2137 21 42.1
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 22/978                      DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-17 82/1048                SCARLET KNIGHTS II 11/994             
  2-SUPERIOR FOR 45/1030  596  395  2 60.1      SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
    SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 60/1050                RUBY DRAGONS 46/1006                  
  3 TACO GODS 40/198     1182  866 19 57.7    5 GOLDEN CANYON 26/741  618 1056 10 36.9
    THAT TOTALLY SUCKS! 82/993                6 MIKES 14/831          394  715 12 35.5
    DEATH STUDS VII 60/877                    7-NO-HALF STEP 14/1053    1    0  0  100

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #19 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     Fandil started by simply opening his magical awareness, a sort of sixth sense,
to the city.  This was not the most pleasant experience, because Fratsfa was a very
old city that had been steeping in magic of many kinds for centuries.  The background
was a muck of bits and pieces of spells accumulated, pressed together by the addition
of more magic on top of it, deformed by that pressure and by age, uniting into
compound magical structures that no magician had ever visualized, almost breeding
with each other.  Fratsfa had the highest incidence of spontaneous magical activity
of anyplace other than Chaos-contaminated ground such as the marshy plain near Delarq
Tor.  And when it was happening without the guidance of even a deranged mind, you
didn't need the residual effect of Chaos Magic to twist the results into strange
forms.  Some parts of the background magic here were alive.
     Against this background, real, living, practicing magicians moved like thieves
in a crowd:  sometimes you saw them, sometimes you didn't.  Picking out possible
allies and enemies wasn't easy.  Fandil snorted.  If it was easy, they wouldn't need
him.
     He began to sort and filter his impressions, and the first thing he discovered
was another magician, also scanning.  Younger, though no child.  Not a clear
signature, male, human, mixed motives.  But strong, and even with mixed motives, he
might be willing to make himself useful--
     A blast of energy like a portculis falling, like a guilotine.  Like being hit in
the head with an axe, but not, Fandil decided as he picked himself up off the floor,
quite as bloody and final.  What had happened was clear enough:  some magician of
considerable power had broken the beginning of contact between Fandil and the young
mage before it had a chance to develop.  Possibly had killed the young man, which
would be unfortunate.
     The old mage extended his magical sense again, not as easily--even thinking hurt
at the moment.  The magical background was seething, the Fratsfan magicians had
either gone into hiding or were doing the equivalent of standing on their doorsteps
shouting at each other.  Not helpful.  Well, looking back at the brief contact, it
was not Fandil's impression that the young man was HERE.  Within fifty miles,
probably closer, but not right here in the city.  North and west.  Maybe in... Andor?
A hopeful thought, they could use a contact in the capital.  He reached out--and came
up against a wall of magic.  No contact with Andor was possible from here.  He would
have to go closer physically if he wanted to pursue that connection.  Or wait until
the arcanum cleared, this kind of barrier took amazing amounts of energy to sustain.
     But he had a feeling, growing stronger by the moment, that they didn't have the
time to wait.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 608): FILET MIGNON of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): RAIN MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 597): SOLDIER 10 of MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 559): DACEANA LINZ oF BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 550): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): SHELLEY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 440): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 493): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 608): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 597): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 559): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 550): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 440): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 493): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
               (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON MIST of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 608): HORSELFY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): SHELLEY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Yes, well, nineteen fights isn't bad when there's this much snow on the ground
and more falling.  Only four standbys, we've done worse.  Home Guard is still doing
worse, ha!  Nineteen fights, four standbys, and six challenges, the challenges all 
issued by Kellumbo's Kids, of course.  They work hard for their position, those Kids.
     That Totally Sucks! was most avoided by Kellumbo's Kids.  Probably the only
avoiding going on, though one or two other teams may have drawn the attention of the
Kids.  They use every tool, and they have earned everything they get.
     Lukarian Lamorak got the most challenges, at a guess, a double-challenge from
the Kid he fought.  But I suppose there could have been more than one Kid out to get
him.  This kind of stuff happens.

And since there has been stuff happening, even in the snow, let's look at the fights:
     GOLDERIE (26-4657) (30-33-1,64) of GOLDEN CANYON fought OHRLAM (105-2) (0-0-
0,60) of the Same Old Dudes.  GOLDERIE overpowered OHRLAM in a 2 minute bloody
mismatched fight.  I'm sure this pleased her, but I can't guess what Ohrlam will
inspire her to cook.  Be here next time to find out, and bring your appetite.
     LORIS KEY (26-4706) (24-34-2,90) of GOLDEN CANYON fought YOGONITH (105-5) (0-0-
0,90) of the Same Old Dudes.  LORIS KEY was murdered by YOGONITH in a 1 minute one-
sided bout.  Aaaah!  Terrible, to be killed by a standby with tentacles!  This sort
of thing sends a terrible message to authors, and it could mean a sudden disastrous
adventure for Loris.
     BABY (43-2863) (26-46-2,42) of DARK SIDE fought GO-FER (26-4444) (26-41-2,80) of
GOLDEN CANYON.  BABY was devastated by GO-FER in an exciting 1 minute one-sided
brawl.  Oh, gods, is he going to say it again, about roasting Baby with an apple?  A
dire image.  Hmm, it might make more sense to roast THIS baby with an alligator pear.
     VAN HELSING (11-6338) (53-64-1,148) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II fought TAEL KAL (105-
7) (0-0-0,110) of the Same Old Dudes.  VAN HELSING handily defeated TAEL KAL in a 1
minute mismatched bout.  Ah, haven't seen Tael Kal out in a while.  It's no wonder he
lost, he's out of practice.  Too much time sitting in taverns drinking beer, and not
enough spent in the practice rooms.  You always end up paying for this kind of
neglect.
     SARINA (26-4220) (30-38-1,126) of GOLDEN CANYON fought FRY GUY (40-3655) (28-15-
0,114) of TACO GODS.  SARINA overpowered FRY GUY in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
Sarina has hinted at an inspiration to make fried apricot dumplings based on this
success.  Just the thing for a cold afternoon.

     WARDUKE (11-5930) (59-77-3,157) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II fought TORNADO CXCVI (60-
5111) (20-34-0,145) of DEATH STUDS VII.  WARDUKE handily defeated TORNADO CXCVI in an
action packed 1 minute one-sided conflict.  Interesting.  I wouldn't have thought
Warduke went in for that kind of, ah, novel trans-gender interaction.  Many find it
too strenuous.
     CONNOR MACLEOD (11-5532) (69-85-0,165) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II fought CLEMMIE (26-
4630) (29-45-1,114) of GOLDEN CANYON.  CONNOR MACLEOD devastated CLEMMIE in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute gory one-sided battle.  Ah, no, Clemmie, tell me we aren't going to
have to listen to another anti-haggis tirade!  There must be something else Connor
likes to eat.
     DARNESHA (82-42015) (22-4-1,183) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-17 fought JIMI (105-27)
(0-0-0,240) of the Same Old Dudes.  DARNESHA was demolished by JIMI in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.  What confuses me is that the Commission, having
standbys of all ranks, can't seem to call out an appropriate one when a match like
this is planned.  Sounds like bribery and covert fight-fixing to me.
     WOLVERINE (66-3871) (72-124-6,196) of X-FORCE fought HERO, HERO (68-446) (26-39-
0,190) of DIAMONDS & RUST.  WOLVERINE handily defeated HERO, HERO in a 1 minute one-
sided bout.  Well, they do say that a wolverine will eat just about anything, even if
it isn't food.  And some sandwiches, well, you have to wonder about them.

     TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD (11-4304) (84-118-0,206) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought HUMMEL
(14-1404) (96-154-7,190) of MIKES.  TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD was vanquished by HUMMEL in
a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.  A battle of the fossils.  Might as well let them
beat on each other, it's routine for them after so many years.
     NAFISAH (22-6612) (38-19-1,184) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS fought KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN
(46-3809) (59-68-1,179) of RUBY DRAGONS.  NAFISAH was vanquished by KHORNE
SHADOWSPAWN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.  Hard luck, Naffy, but at this time of
year, the shadows are strongest.  Which is strange in a way, because you'd think
they'd be stronger in the summer when there's more and stronger sunlight to cast the
aforesaid shadows.  But apparently that isn't the way Dark Creatures calculate these
things.
     GRANDPA RAT (22-6549) (53-31-3,197) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS fought SANDS (11-4123)
(71-143-3,180) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  GRANDPA RAT won victory over SANDS in a 3 minute
duel.  Well, I'm not a fan of rats as a general rule, but this Rat brought a sweet
victory to our day.  I get TIRED of the same old fossils, year in and year out.
Indulge me a little, and next year I'll try to start with a fresh eye.
     GOKU (46-3655) (97-79-2,221) of DRAGONBALL Z fought SMITH (14-1282) (100-152-
4,198) of MIKES.  GOKU overpowered SMITH in a popular 1 minute gruesome mismatched
brawl.  Note that I just said I'd TRY to start with a fresh eye.  If we don't get
some of these old so-and-so fossils out of here, it will be hard to manage.

The challenge matches:
     SALEM (82-42046) (17-8-0,93) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-23 challenged SOLARIS (46-
3759) (35-97-0,47) of RUBY DRAGONS.  Down, what, 46?  Something like that.  But you
have only to look at Solaris's record to wonder about the classification of this
match.  Seriously, this Solaris dude is goofing off!  SALEM vanquished SOLARIS in a 1
minute mismatched Challenge fight.  And goofing off at the wrong time.
     JACKSON (22-6649) (32-5-0,210) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged WHERE'S MY TOURNEY?
(82-2893) (36-7-0,182) of THAT TOTALLY SUCKS!  Down 28.  JACKSON was luckily beaten
by WHERE'S MY TOURNEY? in a 2 minute Challenge competition.  If this was just luck,
then Where's has a lot of practicing to catch up with.  They were a well-matched
pair.
     BLIND GIRL (22-6041) (60-25-0,210) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged BLACKRAZOR (11-
4091) (68-148-2,207) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Down 3.  BLIND GIRL bested BLACKRAZOR in a
popular 4 minute Challenge fight.  Despite the recognition points, I count this as a
bold move on Blind's part.  You want to be really careful playing around with razors
when you can't see.
     TEEVELLA (82-24954) (27-5-1,221) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged NIXIE SEASPRITE
(11-4992) (69-85-1,189) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Down 32.  TEEVELLA was demolished by
NIXIE SEASPRITE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  Question for pondering:  Can a
fossil float, if it happens to be a sea sprite?  I grant you that at a mere 155
fights is barely fossil material, but it's an indication of intent.
     MAXIMUS (22-5966) (68-43-3,222) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged VAJRA VALMEJAR
(11-4928) (74-90-0,231) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 9.  MAXIMUS dispatched VAJRA VALMEJAR
in an action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.  Well done, if just a little extreme.

And for the title:
     SNAKE CHARMER (22-6169) (56-23-0,262) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS, not one to sit on his
laurels (very prickly, laurels) and wait for what will come, challenged LUKARIAN
LAMORAK (11-4841) (71-98-1,216) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Down 46.  SNAKE CHARMER bested
LUKARIAN LAMORAK in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.  Better work on the swaying or
whatever it is, Charmer, because that was too close for the comfort of your fans.

                                       Ardane

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SNAKE CHARMER 22-6169       57  23  0  268  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-VISION 26-1573             130  53  4  399  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (9)        CALEAM
 MAXIMUS 22-5966             69  43  4  286  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 GOKU 46-3655                98  79  2  233  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992     70  85  1  217  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 BLIND GIRL 22-6041          61  25  0  216  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 WHERE'S MY TOURNEY 82-2893  37   7  0  211  THAT TOTALLY SUCKS! (993)  DWES EG

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841    71  99  1  207  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          68 149  2  207  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 HUMMEL 14-1404              97 154  7  206  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           73 124  6  204  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928      74  91  0  203  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 46-3809  60  68  1  202  RUBY DRAGONS (1006)        ARDIVENT
 GRANDPA RAT 22-6549         54  31  3  199  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 JACKSON 22-6649             32   6  0  195  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SMITH 14-1282              100 153  4  194  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
-DEATH FOG 45-4017           68  32  0  190  SUPERIOR FORCES (1030)     STORMCROWE
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  84 119  0  185  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 TEEVELLA 82-24954           27   6  1  184  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1045)     DWES EG
 HERO, HERO 68-446           26  40  0  182  DIAMONDS & RUST (820)      FIREHOLD

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SANDS 11-4123               71 144  3  180  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 DARNESHA 82--23521          22   5  1  177  KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-17 (1048 DWES EG
 NAFISAH 22-6612             38  20  1  171  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532      70  85  0  167  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
 WARDUKE 11-5930             60  77  3  165  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VAN HELSING 11-6338         54  64  1  150  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
 SARINA 26-4220              31  38  1  140  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
-100% 14-4429                22  14  2  140  NO-HALF STEPPING (1053)    TOBIR
 TORNADO CXCVI 60-5111       20  35  0  138  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
 CLEMMIE 26-4630             29  46  1  117  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 FRY GUY 40-3655             28  16  0  107  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SALEM 82--23490             18   8  0   95  KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-23 (1051 DWES EG

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GO-FER 26-4444              27  41  2   82  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
-MGRWONTHE1STTOGS! 60-8618   18   7  1   82  SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (1050 ARADI
 LORIS KEY 26-4706           24  35  2   80  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 GOLDERIE 26-4657            31  33  1   74  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 SOLARIS 46-3759             35  98  0   52  RUBY DRAGONS (1006)        ARDIVENT
 BABY 43-2863                26  47  2   42  DARK SIDE (970)            VEASTIAN

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN
LORIS KEY 26-4706         24  35  2 GOLDEN CANYON 741      YOGONITH                  494
VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928    74  91  0 SCARLET KNIGHTS 902    MAXIMUS 22-5966           494

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

100% -- A belated welcome to you and your manager to Andorak. -- Manager

Okay, Jorja says that "because we've had the Split and there might be new people
here" we have to do some serrious cooking.  We'll give it our best shot. -- Clemmie,
for Golden Canyon
P.S.  And in this weather, hanging over a hot stove is no hardship!

Van Helsing -- Fish?  You want me to cook HERRINGS?  Forget that, I don't do fish.
Not even a catfish, if I can help it.  How about borscht? -- Sarina

Tarin Sharpeyes -- How uninspiring.  But I did say I'd cook, well, I said we all
would, but that includes me.  Drat.  I don't care what Ardane has said, I will not do
sheep's eyes in aspic.  Hmm.  It sounds to me like some kind of steak with sauce is
called for here.  Beef stock and garlic and... maybe a little parmesan.  Let me think
about this a little more. -- Clemmie
P.S.  Baked potato with sour cream and chives on the side?  A simple lettuce and
tomato salad, if decent tomatoes can be got at this season.

Baby -- Yeah, roasted with an apple in your mouth.  That'd shut you up. -- Go-Fer

Yogonith -- I am not going to do squid, nor yet eel.  Definitely not.  Setting aside
the fact that tentacles don't inspire me, I'm a pie cook.  Yeah, I know, but I don't
even like to do mince pie, really.  Well, maybe a meat tart sort of thing, with real
meat in it, beef or pork or chicken, maybe... yeah!  Venison.  Onions, potatoes,
peas, a rich broth--maybe some red wine in it.  Pepper.  Garlic.  The usual suspects.
I could maybe do this, and follow it with a light desert pie, I'm thinking lemon. --
Loris Key

Mgrwonthe1sttogs! -- For you, a "clean the icebox" stew.  Nothing else could grapple
with a name like that. -- Golderie
P.S.  And I hope what's in the icebox is RUTABAGGAS or something like that!

At least we don't have to waste time answering somebody ELSE's personals. -- Clemmie
and the rest of the Golden Canyon crew

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNAKE CHARMER bested LUKARIAN LAMORAK in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
MAXIMUS dispatched VAJRA VALMEJAR in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
TEEVELLA was demolished by NIXIE SEASPRITE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BLIND GIRL bested BLACKRAZOR in a popular 4 minute Challenge fight.
JACKSON was luckily beaten by WHERE'S MY TOURNEY? in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
SALEM vanquished SOLARIS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GOKU overpowered SMITH in a popular 1 minute gruesome mismatched brawl.
GRANDPA RAT won victory over SANDS in a 3 minute duel.
NAFISAH was vanquished by KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD was vanquished by HUMMEL in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
WOLVERINE handily defeated HERO, HERO in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DARNESHA was demolished by JIMI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
CONNOR MACLEOD devastated CLEMMIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory one-sided battle.
WARDUKE handily defeated TORNADO CXCVI in a action packed 1 minute one-sided conflict.
SARINA overpowered FRY GUY in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
VAN HELSING handily defeated TAEL KAL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BABY was devastated by GO-FER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.
LORIS KEY was murdered by YOGONITH in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GOLDERIE overpowered OHRLAM in a 2 minute bloody mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  16 -  1      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        29 -  18 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  14 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  27 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  38 -  1      37  |

Turn 494 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-LUNGE        3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         5  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  5         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SNAKE CHARMER 22-6169      57  23  0  268 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)
AIMED BLOW       GOKU 46-3655               98  79  2  233 DRAGONBALL Z (944)
WALL OF STEEL    NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992    70  85  1  217 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841   71  99  1  207 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
PARRY-LUNGE      HUMMEL 14-1404             97 154  7  206 MIKES (831)
SLASHING ATTACK  WOLVERINE 66-3871          73 124  6  204 X-FORCE (415)
STRIKING ATTACK  VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928     74  91  0  203 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GRANDPA RAT 22-6549        54  31  3  199 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)
PARRY-STRIKE     SMITH 14-1282             100 153  4  194 MIKES (831)
BASHING ATTACK   HERO, HERO 68-446          26  40  0  182 DIAMONDS & RUST (820)

The overall popularity leader is GOKU 46-3655.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACKRAZOR 
11-4091, GOKU 46-3655, GRANDPA RAT 22-6549, GOLDERIE 26-4657, VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928, 
NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992, SANDS 11-4123, HUMMEL 14-1404, WARDUKE 11-5930, and GO-FER 
26-4444.

The least popular fighter this week was LORIS KEY 26-4706.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TORNADO CXCVI 60-5111, TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD 11-4304, NAFISAH 
22-6612, SOLARIS 46-3759, BABY 43-2863, FRY GUY 40-3655, CLEMMIE 26-4630, DARNESHA 
82--23521, HERO, HERO 68-446, and SMITH 14-1282.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ARUAK CITY(11)       4  5 0  ZENSU(40)            0  1 0  TARRGIR(66)          1  0 0  
TOBIR(14)            1  1 0  VEASTIAN(43)         0  1 0  FIREHOLD(68)         0  1 0  
SOLVEN(22)           4  2 1  ARDIVENT(46)         2  1 0  DWES EG(82)          2  2 0  
CALEAM(26)           3  2 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992     70  85  1  217  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 HUMMEL 14-1404              97 154  7  206  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 SNAKE CHARMER 22-6169       57  23  0  268  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 SARINA 26-4220              31  38  1  140  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 FRY GUY 40-3655             28  16  0  107  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
 BABY 43-2863                26  47  2   42  DARK SIDE (970)            VEASTIAN
 GOKU 46-3655                98  79  2  233  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 TORNADO CXCVI 60-5111       20  35  0  138  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           73 124  6  204  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 HERO, HERO 68-446           26  40  0  182  DIAMONDS & RUST (820)      FIREHOLD
 WHERE'S MY TOURNEY 82-2893  37   7  0  211  THAT TOTALLY SUCKS! (993)  DWES EG

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!