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Date   : 03/23/2009    Duedate: 04/04/2009

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-501

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 26/9  628  382 11 62.2      THAT TOTALLY SUCKS! 82/993            
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-17 82/1048                DIAMONDS & RUST 68/820                
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-23 82/1051                DEATH STUDS VII 60/877                
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 22/978                      DARK SIDE 43/970                      
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 82/1045                   4-TECHNO 8 11/1055      666  613  7 52.1
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 81/1054                   5 X-FORCE 66/415       1590 2193 22 42.0
  2 SUPERIOR FAT 82/1033  616  402  2 60.5      DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
    SUPERIOR FORCES 2G 68/991                   SCARLET KNIGHTS II 11/994             
    SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 60/1050                SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
    SUPERIOR FORCES 1W 82/1036                  RUBY DRAGONS 46/1006                  
    SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 4/1028                6 GOLDEN CANYON 26/741  640 1069 10 37.4
  3-TACO GODS 40/198     1187  886 20 57.3    7 MIKES 14/831          402  721 12 35.8

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #25 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     Fandil paced in the cramped back room of the Flower Shoppe.  The information
he'd gotten from the young Fratsfan mage Elosjon should be followed out.  It could be
an important clue.  It felt urgent.  But Lenpro wasn't back yet.
     Lady Fern looked up from the geranium she was repotting.  "Sit DOWN, brother!
All this stomping around doesn't accomplish anything except to disturb the plants."
     "There's something I need to check on--quickly, mind you--outside Fratsfa, but I
can't leave until Lenpro returns."
     "Why not?"
     Fandil blinked at her.  "Ah--we started this together, you know, and I don't
feel right about going off without--"
     "You're both grown up," Fern said, "at least as much as men ever are.  If Lenpro
hasn't returned, it's because he feels what he's doing is important, too.  When he
does get back, I'll tell him where you've gone and why.  Where is the difficulty
here, Fandil?"
     "But--"
     "And take that youngster Elosjon with you before he sinks through the floor in
embarrassment.  The girls are having too much fun teasing him."

Elsewhere:

     Lenpro didn't mention the disappearance of the gate they'd come through, but
Sizzling Sunflower turned to look also.  "It isn't like we need a way out," she said.
"This is a great place, really good soil for the roots, and plenty of sunlight!"
     Lenpro looked at her, suddenly worried.  "Is this what you want for your life,
to become a sunflower completely and stand in the light with your feet in the dirt?
Bees to pollinate you and birds to harvest your seeds?"
     She turned her face, which was rounder and more like the flower she was named
for with every passing moment, toward him, and her eyes opened wide.  "Bees?"
     "I seem to recall that's how sunflowers do it."
     "BEES?"  She blinked at him, startled and dismayed.  "No!  Surely I wouldn't
become a PLANT."
     "Look at yourself," Lenpro said.  "Listen to what you've been saying."
     "The lady wants to be a plant, you shouldn't butt in," someone growled.
     Gladiator and manager turned.  Something that was half man and half feline faced
them, ears laid back and whiskers bristling.  "And this was your choice?" Lenpro
asked, indicating the hybrid form.  "To be neither one thing or the other, unwelcome
in either group?"  To ask such questions here and now was probably dangerous, the
creature looked to be balanced on knife-edge of temper, but he wasn't feeling
diplomatic.  A good fight might clear the--  No, he couldn't push things that far,
what was he thinking?  Was this place getting to him, too?  He had responsibilities,
and they did not include getting himself killed here in some pocket dimension.
"Sorry, not my business.  But the young lady is my business."
     The man-cat looked at them for a long minute, while others of this place
gathered behind him.  Other man-cats, but no two alike, something that might have
been a sort of werewolf, and many stranger forms.  Some were clearly not far from
their human beginnings, but others--he assumed they had started as human, but now it
was hard to believe that.  "You need to see the king," the man-cat decided.  "We will
take you there."
     So, a king.  Not the anarchy he had thought at first.  Was this good or bad?  A
king meant authority he could appeal to in order to get the kidnapped women returned.
But if the king said no, it meant authority on the other side, no recovery of the
women, and maybe no escape for himself and Sunflower.  Well, you played the hand you
were dealt.  He watched the denizens of this place move to surround them and herd
them through the chaotic jumble of buildings and ruins.  They weren't going to be
given a choice to decline.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 307): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 615): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 615): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): ULTRA FAIT of DROP THE LEASH (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 604): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 603): GRIFLET IRVEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 601): AMARANTH of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 597): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 566): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 557): JANIE JONES of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 548): IZZCO of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 254): SER VON DARKMOOR of SILVER KNIGHTS (Toker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 447): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.}
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 208): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 500): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 307): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 615): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 615): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 604): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 603): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 601): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 597): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 566): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 557): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 548): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 254): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 447): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 208): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 500): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 306): FEORDIS INK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 615): JON FLUTE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 614): SNOW WHITE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 614): RAIN MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 602): MISS SCARLET of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 547): BERNICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 208): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 207): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega?, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

So, here it is, and here we are, standing in the rain and wondering what's going on.
Fights, that's what.  This is one of the fightingest places in the world.
     Perusing the notes left by Zontani Sharp Eyes, who passed through in his search
for an eye-sharpener, I find a hint that perhaps Loris Key gained the largest point
increase today after defeating Connor Macleod.  Or maybe not, but Zontani thought it
worthy of mention.
     Also worthy of mention, as Zontani figures these things, is that half the "old
women" in Andorak feel they could fight better than the current crop of gladiators.
What Zontani did not mention, but investigation proves it is true, is that these "old
women" are in fact experienced gladiatresses who have been forced into inactivity by
their managers.  Their supposition that they can fight better than many active today
may well be true, but we'll never know.
     Kellumbo's Kids again posted a selection of avoids, this time focussing on That
Totally Sucks!  Which seems like something to be avoided, unless, of course, you're a
sump pump.  It's a big season for sump pumps.  Lukarian Lamorak got the most
challenges.  What will he do with them?  Perhaps he's making a collection.

     So, we had twenty fights, three of them involving standbys.  As these things go,
not bad.  Maybe not great, but it could be a lot worse.  Ten challenges were issued,
all of them by Kellumbo's Kids.  One was a tv challenge, the rest were just ordinary.

     SOLARIS (46-3759) (35-104-0,53) of RUBY DRAGONS fought MERRIWEATHER (68-8693)
(12-3-0,84) of SUPERIOR FORCES 2G.  SOLARIS was viciously subdued by MERRIWEATHER in
a tiring 17 minute gruesome match.  Tiring indeed!  What kind of weather, I wonder,
counts as merry?  Today, for instance, it's raining off and on, mostly on, and I
can't help but feel that a little sunshine would be more merry.
     MGRWONTHE1STTOGS! (60-8618) (19-8-1,93) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 fought OHRLAM
(105-2) (0-0-0,60) of Mean Exciting Monsters.  MGRWONTHE1STTOGS! devastated OHRLAM in
a 2 minute gory one-sided contest.  And speaking of arenas in trouble, I have this
horrible vision of back-to-back TOGS to keep Aradi from shrinking to a vanishing
point.  Proof, or at least a strong indication, that a contest does not resurrect an
arena for longer than the said contest runs.  But we knew that.
     TYRA (81-416) (31-19-1,111) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS fought GO-FER (26-4444) (31-43-
2,92) of GOLDEN CANYON.  TYRA defeated GO-FER in a 2 minute conflict.  Excellent
work, Tyra.  He tried one of his "stupid come-on lines" with you, eh?
     CONNOR MACLEOD (11-5532) (73-88-0,165) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II fought LORIS KEY
(26-4706) (29-36-2,137) of GOLDEN CANYON.  CONNOR MACLEOD was demolished by LORIS KEY
in an exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.  As noted above, a profitable match for
Loris.  Maybe she can have her desired pie.
     WARDUKE (11-5930) (63-80-3,168) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II fought CLEMMIE (26-4630)
(32-49-1,147) of GOLDEN CANYON.  WARDUKE devastated CLEMMIE in an exciting 1 minute
one-sided brawl.  Somebody should explain to the Duke about "make lunch, not war,"
the motto of the Golden Canyon chefs.

     KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN (46-3809) (61-73-1,153) of RUBY DRAGONS fought BERYL (105-26)
(0-0-0,181) of Mean Exciting Monsters.  KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN lost to BERYL in an
exciting 1 minute bloody fray.  Beryl was feeling, not only oats, but wheat and rye
as well, today.  Probably corn, too.
     BLACKRAZOR (11-4091) (71-152-2,210) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought MAXIMUM EFFORT
(82-11013) (18-13-0,173) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1W.  BLACKRAZOR narrowly defeated MAXIMUM
EFFORT in a popular 5 minute bloody duel.  No doubt shaving him close in the process.
     WOLVERINE (66-3871) (76-127-7,190) of X-FORCE fought MICHAEL COOPER (4-5943)
(30-16-1,174) of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2.  WOLVERINE slimly lost to MICHAEL COOPER in a
crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody bout.  And I'd figure that if he's noticing at all,
Wolverine's face is red for this loss.  As well it should be.
     VISION (26-1573) (130-53-4,399) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS fought BERYL (105-26) (0-0-
0,181) of Mean Exciting Monsters.  VISION devastated BERYL in a 2 minute one-sided
battle.  Ah, Beryl getting a little over-confident there, eh?  Good enough, you have
to keep these standbys in their places.
     VAJRA VALMEJAR (11-4928) (77-94-0,248) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought SMITH (14-1282)
(102-157-4,206) of MIKES.  VAJRA VALMEJAR was demolished by SMITH in a crowd pleasing
1 minute mismatched match.  Smith went at her hammer and tongs, as the saying goes.

The challenge matches:
     DESIREE (81-577) (22-14-0,66) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged GOLDERIE (26-4657)
(37-33-1,94) of GOLDEN CANYON.  Up 28.  DESIREE was overpowered by GOLDERIE in a
popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.  A bold challenge, but what can you do?
If you want to learn, study with the best, and there aren't many cooks here in
Andorak who are better than Golderie.
     SALEM (82-42046) (21-11-0,110) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-23 challenged SARINA (26-
4220) (33-42-1,131) of GOLDEN CANYON.  Up 21.  SALEM won victory over SARINA in a
popular 1 minute Challenge fight.  A bold sort of a try that paid off.
     DARNESHA (82-42015) (26-7-1,204) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-17 challenged HUMMEL (14-
1404) (101-156-7,247) of MIKES.  Up 43.  DARNESHA was vanquished by HUMMEL in a
popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  Yes, well, I never did see the benefit to
putting cumin and stuff into good liquor.
     JACKSON (22-6649) (34-10-0,190) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged NIXIE SEASPRITE
(11-4992) (74-87-1,207) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 17.  JACKSON was defeated by NIXIE
SEASPRITE in an action packed 1 minute Challenge melee.  It's probably the rain.
Gives any kind of watersprite an edge.

     GRANDPA RAT (22-6549) (58-33-3,189) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged SANDS (11-
4123) (73-148-3,192) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 3.  GRANDPA RAT was devastated by SANDS
in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.  Now, I wouldn't have looked for this
outcome.  Good thing I'm not a bookie.  But that Rat is one tough dude, rodent or no.
     NAFISAH (22-6612) (42-22-2,190) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged VAN HELSING (11-
6338) (56-68-1,185) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II.  Down 5.  NAFISAH devastated VAN HELSING
in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.  Good work, Nafisah.  I never could
stand crooners.
     TEEVELLA (82-24954) (32-7-1,226) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged GOKU (46-3655)
(102-81-2,202) of DRAGONBALL Z.  Down 24.  TEEVELLA devastated GOKU in an exciting 1
minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Pickle relish tonight at Kellumbo's place.
     BLIND GIRL (22-6041) (67-25-0,252) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged LUKARIAN
LAMORAK (11-4841) (72-104-1,201) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Down 51.  BLIND GIRL defeated
LUKARIAN LAMORAK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge duel.  Since I hold to the
view that Lukarian counts as a fossil, I can't feel any disapproval of this match.

The tv challenge, and congratulations to Snake Charmer for having one.  SNAKE CHARMER
(22-6169) (61-25-0,192) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS TV challenged TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD (11-
4304) (86-123-0,193) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 1.  SNAKE CHARMER bested TALISMAN
SHIELDGUARD in a 2 minute Challenge fight.  There's probably some sly and profound
comment lurking here, but darned if I can figure out what it is.  Probably the rain,
it makes my synapses short out.

For the title:
     MAXIMUS (22-5966) (75-43-4,363) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged WORKS 4 EVIL
EMPIRE (82-3317) (25-5-0,213) of SUPERIOR FATHER.  Down 150.  Hey, it's from the top,
which other way can he challenge?  MAXIMUS vanquished WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE in a 1
minute uneven Challenge Title battle.  Good try, Works, but you're probably jinxed by
your name.  And obviously, Maximus deserves his name.  Congratulations.

                                       Ardane

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MAXIMUS 22-5966             76  43  4  384  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VISION 26-1573             131  53  4  405  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (9)        CALEAM
 HUMMEL 14-1404             102 156  7  270  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 BLIND GIRL 22-6041          68  25  0  258  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 TEEVELLA 82-24954           33   7  1  248  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1045)     DWES EG
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992     75  87  1  222  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 SMITH 14-1282              103 157  4  217  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 SANDS 11-4123               74 148  3  215  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          72 152  2  214  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841    72 105  1  209  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 NAFISAH 22-6612             43  22  2  200  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  86 124  0  199  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 SNAKE CHARMER 22-6169       62  25  0  199  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIR 82-3317  25   6  0  199  SUPERIOR FATHER (1033)     DWES EG
-HERO, HERO 68-446           28  43  0  198  DIAMONDS & RUST (820)      FIREHOLD
 GOKU 46-3655               102  82  2  197  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928      77  95  0  190  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
-WHERE'S MY TOURNEY 82-2893  37  12  0  190  THAT TOTALLY SUCKS! (993)  DWES EG
 MICHAEL COOPER 4-5943       31  16  1  190  SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (1028) JHELUM
 DARNESHA 82--23521          26   8  1  190  KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-17 (1048 DWES EG
 JACKSON 22-6649             34  11  0  188  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           76 128  7  184  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 VAN HELSING 11-6338         56  69  1  181  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GRANDPA RAT 22-6549         58  34  3  180  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 MAXIMUM EFFORT 82-11013     18  14  0  178  SUPERIOR FORCES 1W (1036)  DWES EG
 WARDUKE 11-5930             64  80  3  174  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
 LORIS KEY 26-4706           30  36  2  162  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
-FRY GUY 40-3655             29  20  1  157  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
-TORNADO CXCVI 60-5111       21  39  0  156  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 46-3809  61  74  1  155  RUBY DRAGONS (1006)        ARDIVENT

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CLEMMIE 26-4630             32  50  1  142  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532      73  89  0  141  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
 SALEM 82--23490             22  11  0  127  KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-23 (1051 DWES EG
-NIGHTBANE 81-377            35  16  0  121  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1054)     SHADOWSPIRE
 SARINA 26-4220              33  43  1  119  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
-INDIA 81-391                33  18  0  117  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1054)     SHADOWSPIRE
 TYRA 81-416                 32  19  1  113  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1054)     SHADOWSPIRE
 GOLDERIE 26-4657            38  33  1  102  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GO-FER 26-4444              31  44  2   96  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 MGRWONTHE1STTOGS! 60-8618   20   8  1   96  SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (1050 ARADI

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MERRIWEATHER 68-8693        13   3  0   86  SUPERIOR FORCES 2G (991)   FIREHOLD
 DESIREE 81-577              22  15  0   64  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1054)     SHADOWSPIRE
 SOLARIS 46-3759             35 105  0   56  RUBY DRAGONS (1006)        ARDIVENT

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-BABY 43-2863                27  51  2   43  DARK SIDE (970)            VEASTIAN

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Kellumbo -- If you want all your graduates under one roof, have them so.  I don't see
what the problem is.  You don't have to select Andorak when they graduate, just let
them fall into Talahya automatically. -- Jorja

Ardane -- On the whole, I would prefer to retain the reginal advanced arenas.  And if
we retain the arenas, I figure keep the spy reporters, too.  As to what you put in
them, I abstain from voting today, it's cloudy and I've got a cold coming on.  Not a
good time to be making suggestions that go beyond "add more salsa." -- Jorja

Manager -- I can understand you not wanting to run in some of the other arenas on the
Isle.  From personal experience, I can tell you that some people do not make good
company in an arena.  But they pay their dues and follow the rules, so better for
them to have some other place to do it.  Myself, I would rather run my advanced
gladiators in Lirin Kiv, but I don't see that happening ever again.  Okay, I could
conceive situations where 107 might be reopened, but they're way out in left field
and not I'm not holding my breath.
     As to the effort I expend on Andorak, not a problem, my middle name is Sisyphus.
I get exasperated, sometimes even snappish, but I don't quit.  You're stuck with me.
-- Jorja

Tyra -- Let me tell you about this interesting sauce I'm experimenting with.  Meat
juices, the "au jus" fancy Fratsfan cookery, you know, mushrooms, red wine (because
it's red meat), some onion.  It's the seasonings that make or break it, and I'm still
working on that.  Come join us in a taste test. -- Sarina

Salem -- But I don't LIKE mince pie, so why should I cook it?  I want LEMON pie, or
possibly lime. -- Loris Key
P.S.  Or even chocolate.

Warduke -- Not gonna cook for you. -- Clemmie

Solaris -- Nor I for you. -- Golderie

Desiree -- At that height, you're lucky you didn't get pegged for a dwarf!  Because
you'd've looked silly in a beard. -- Go-Fer
P.S.  Is that your real name?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNAKE CHARMER bested TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
MAXIMUS vanquished WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
BLIND GIRL defeated LUKARIAN LAMORAK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge duel.
TEEVELLA devastated GOKU in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NAFISAH devastated VAN HELSING in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
GRANDPA RAT was devastated by SANDS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
JACKSON was defeated by NIXIE SEASPRITE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge melee.
DARNESHA was vanquished by HUMMEL in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SALEM won victory over SARINA in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
DESIREE was overpowered by GOLDERIE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
VAJRA VALMEJAR was demolished by SMITH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
VISION devastated BERYL in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
WOLVERINE slimly lost to MICHAEL COOPER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody bout.
BLACKRAZOR narrowly defeated MAXIMUM EFFORT in a popular 5 minute bloody duel.
KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN lost to BERYL in a exciting 1 minute bloody fray.
WARDUKE devastated CLEMMIE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.
CONNOR MACLEOD was demolished by LORIS KEY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
TYRA defeated GO-FER in a 2 minute conflict.
MGRWONTHE1STTOGS! devastated OHRLAM in a 2 minute gory one-sided contest.
SOLARIS was viciously subdued by MERRIWEATHER in a tiring 17 minute gruesome match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  12 -  0      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        30 -  18 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  24 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  13 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  32 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  36 -  2      36  |

Turn 501 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MAXIMUS 22-5966            76  43  4  384 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)
PARRY-LUNGE      HUMMEL 14-1404            102 156  7  270 MIKES (831)
LUNGING ATTACK   TEEVELLA 82-24954          33   7  1  248 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1045)
WALL OF STEEL    NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992    75  87  1  222 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
PARRY-STRIKE     SMITH 14-1282             103 157  4  217 MIKES (831)
SLASHING ATTACK  SANDS 11-4123              74 148  3  215 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NAFISAH 22-6612            43  22  2  200 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)
STRIKING ATTACK  WORKS 4 EVIL EMPI 82-3317  25   6  0  199 SUPERIOR FATHER (1033)
AIMED BLOW       GOKU 46-3655              102  82  2  197 DRAGONBALL Z (944)
BASHING ATTACK   CLEMMIE 26-4630            32  50  1  142 GOLDEN CANYON (741)

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 MAXIMUM 
EFFORT 82-11013, WOLVERINE 66-3871, BLACKRAZOR 11-4091, TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD 11-4304, 
HUMMEL 14-1404, MICHAEL COOPER 4-5943, GOLDERIE 26-4657, GO-FER 26-4444, SNAKE 
CHARMER 22-6169, and TEEVELLA 82-24954.

The least popular fighter this week was SOLARIS 46-3759.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MERRIWEATHER 68-8693, GOKU 46-3655, CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532, CLEMMIE 
26-4630, DESIREE 81-577, DARNESHA 82--23521, GRANDPA RAT 22-6549, VAN HELSING 
11-6338, TYRA 81-416, and KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 46-3809.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
JHELUM(4)            1  0 0  CALEAM(26)           3  3 0  FIREHOLD(68)         1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       4  5 0  ARDIVENT(46)         0  3 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      1  1 0  
TOBIR(14)            2  0 0  ARADI(60)            1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          2  3 0  
SOLVEN(22)           4  2 0  TARRGIR(66)          0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MICHAEL COOPER 4-5943       31  16  1  190  SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (1028) JHELUM
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992     75  87  1  222  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 HUMMEL 14-1404             102 156  7  270  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 MAXIMUS 22-5966             76  43  4  384  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 VISION 26-1573             131  53  4  405  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (9)        CALEAM
 GOKU 46-3655               102  82  2  197  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 MGRWONTHE1STTOGS! 60-8618   20   8  1   96  SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (1050 ARADI
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           76 128  7  184  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 MERRIWEATHER 68-8693        13   3  0   86  SUPERIOR FORCES 2G (991)   FIREHOLD
 TYRA 81-416                 32  19  1  113  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1054)     SHADOWSPIRE
 TEEVELLA 82-24954           33   7  1  248  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1045)     DWES EG