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Date   : 04/20/2009    Duedate: 05/02/2009

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-503

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 26/9  641  391 11 62.1      SUPERIOR FORCES 1W 82/1036            
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-17 82/1048                SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 4/1028            
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-23 82/1051              3 X-FORCE 66/415       1601 2208 22 42.0
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 22/978                      DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 82/1045                     SCARLET KNIGHTS II 11/994             
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 81/1054                     SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
  2 SUPERIOR FAT 82/1033  622  404  2 60.6      RUBY DRAGONS 46/1006                  
    SUPERIOR FORCES 2G 68/991                 4 GOLDEN CANYON 26/741  642 1077 10 37.3
    SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 60/1050              5 MIKES 14/831          405  722 12 35.9

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #27 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The Flower Shoppe was near the edge of the city, and Ravishing Redbud clearly
knew the neighborhood intimately--  Fandil paused and rephrased that thought as he
followed the Lady Protector and young Elosjon:  She knew the area very well.  She set
a wandering course at the beginning, so that within five minutes no one could have
guessed where they'd started from.  And, as the young woman had predicted, people
were looking only at her, not at her companions.  The old mage considered adding a
light spell to make himself and Elosjon even less noticeable but decided against it.
Even a minor spell used power, and he might need that power later.  And here in
Fratsfa, where there were, if not "lots" of magicians, at least several, the spell
itself might attract unwanted attention.
     They were passing through a very modest residential area, small houses, fenced
yards with gardens and laundry on the lines, chickens scratching in the dust, and
dogs that barked as they passed.  No mobs, hired or otherwise, no haughty lords, just
plain people.  Rather pleasant, if they didn't have such a weight on their future:
Finding out what had happened to the king and working out some way forward for
Andoria as a whole.
     The outskirts of the city faded into not-quite-rural, and then into outright
farming country.  Small farms, mostly, truck gardens, milk cows, more chickens.
Fandil avoided an aggressive rooster and admitted to himself that he didn't really
like chickens until they came out of the skillet all crispy and golden.  Woodlots
here and there along the winding, unpaved road.  More woods ahead, from what he could
see--rising ground, hills becoming the Daggerspine Mountains.
     He moved closer to the two young people ahead, noting that Redbud had a firm
grip on Elosjon's arm.  "Where do you plan to turn back, Redbud?" he asked.
     She flung a glance over her shoulder at him, with a smile that would have felled
an unwary young man at fifty paces.  "Oh, I think I might go all the way, sir!  After
all, I can see that Elosjon wants me to come along...."
     Fandil looked at the young mage, whose ears were as red as beets.  "Is that so?"
     Elosjon muttered something that Fandil took for agreement.  But he wasn't trying
to pull away from Redbud, so it might actually be agreement.
     "You say your grandfather told you about the Duke of Mountain Home," Fandil
said.  "What, exactly and completely, did he tell you?  After all, information is
power, and we'll need all we can get--that was a powerful spell we both felt."
     Elosjon seemed glad of something to think about other than the Flower Girl who
had hold of him.  "My grandfather just told me about the Duke resisting incorporation
into the Andorian League," he said.  "How he fought it to the end.  And that there
was a son who went away to study magic.  Most of what I know--it isn't much--about
how things are now is from Herlas.  He said--"
     "One thing at a time," Fandil said.  "Who's Herlas?"
     "You never heard of...?  Well, he's a magician from Zensu.  Older, he must be, I
don't know, at least forty.  Very skilled, but he had a bad reputation."
     "Bad as in doing what?  Demon worship, human sacrifice, Chaos magic?"
     "Oh, NO!  Not like that.  Well, that I ever heard of.  But very, um, ambitious,
and not too how his spells affected other people, you know."
     Fandil nodded.  He knew.  That kind of attitude was common among younger
magicians, and those who didn't grow out of it tended to go down dark paths to a bad
end.  One foot on the downward road and the other on a banana peel, as the saying
went.  "You say he 'had' a bad reputation.  Has this changed?"
     Elosjon shrugged and shuffled his feet in the dust of the road.  "I don't know.
We don't talk about him any more.  Not since he went to Andor to serve in the palace.
     If he'd been a dog, Fandil figured his ears would have stood straight up at
that.  "Herlas went to serve in the palace?"
     "Yes, about a year ago.  But I saw him a few months later, just the once, you
know, and he said, well, I didn't understand why he told me, or what he meant by it,
but."  Elosjon bit his lip and looked across Redbud at the older mage.  "I never knew
Herlas personally, you see, and while I'm fairly good, I'm not the best young
magician in Fratsfa, but he came to ME.  And he said I should remember that things
aren't always what they seem, and that 'right and wrong are independent of official
decrees', and that there was a magician around somewhere more powerful than all of us
together.  And two wrongs not making a right.  A lot of stuff like that.  And he said
that there was what he called a 'black heart' in the Daggerspines.  I thought about
that a lot after he left, and I remembered what my grandfather told me, and then we
felt the first of the barrier spells, and, well, I made some conclusions.  I don't
know if I'm right, but--"
     "I suspect you are right.  At the least, it will bear looking into.  Do you know
how to reach Mountain Home?"
     "I think so.  I never went, but I did look it up on a map."  The young Fratsfan
pointed ahead to where the road they were following bent northward.  "There should be
a fork up there, and we take the left-hand branch, south and west and uphill."
     Redbud looked right and left.  The countryside they were crossing was
increasingly wooded, and there had been no houses for the past few miles.  "This is
mostly hunting preserves for the lords of Fratsfa," she said.  "We'll need to go
carefully, especially once we turn off the road."
     "Might meet gamekeepers?" Fandil asked.
     "Yes, and they could be nasty ones.  But there might be other things, too."  She
scowled at the nearest trees, already dim with shadow as the sun sank toward the
Daggerspines.  "Things they hunt, and not just deer, you know.  Boars and bears!  I
wouldn't like to meet one of those while we're on foot."
     "Simpler to avoid trouble," Fandil agreed, "but if we meet it, we'll deal with
it."
     The road bent to the right, and there was the fork.  The left-hand branch was
narrow and choked with brush; it didn't look like anyone had passed there in months.
Fandil probed the first wall of brush with his staff.  Brambles and saplings bound
together with morning glory vines, but nothing that absolutely denied them passage.
     Redbud put her hand on her sword, perhaps thinking of cutting a path, then
hesitated.
     "Quite right," Fandil said.  "We don't want to leave a clear notice of our
passing this way."
     "We'll end up with leaves and bugs down our shirts!" she warned.
     "No doubt, but we'll survive that.  If one of your nasty gamekeepers found a
clear sign of intrusion and followed us, that would be worse."
     "I suppose."  She twitched her shoulders as though she was already itching and
then pushed into the brush.
     The other two followed.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 308): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 617): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 617): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): ULTRA FAIT of DROP THE LEASH (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 606): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 604): WORKER BEE of WE BEE BAD (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 603): FLESH FLAYER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 599): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 568): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 509): TERRINDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 550): BUM of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 255): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 449): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.}
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 209): NAPOLEON of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 502): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 308): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 617): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 617): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 606): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 604): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 603): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 599): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 568): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 559): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 550): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 255): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 449): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 209): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 502): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 616): FILET MIGNON of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 616): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
                          MINUTE MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 568): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
              (turn 568): GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 558): JANIE JONES of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 549): JACINTHE of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
                             IZZCO of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 255): TEALIN SALI of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 449): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.}
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 208): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Just a quick one here, I'm assuming that everyone who went to the tourney is
back but hasn't had time to sort out the paperwork, the wins and losses, all that
stuff.
     Eighteen fights, BUT only one standby, so that isn't bad at all.  Eleven
challenges, but no Most Challenged--must've been a tie.  Superior Forces was Most
Avoided by Kellumbo's Kids.  And it was the Kids who issued all the challenges.

The fights:
     MERRIWEATHER (68-8693) (14-3-0,88) of SUPERIOR FORCES 2G fought TARIN SHARPEYES
(105-3) (0-0-0,100) of The Old Reliables.  MERRIWEATHER bested TARIN SHARPEYES in a
popular 5 minute bout.  Our sole fighting standby today, and he lost.  That will make
many people happy, and also, it was a five-minute fight giving folks a chance to
settle into their seats and get ready for the business ahead.
     CONNOR MACLEOD (11-5532) (74-89-0,143) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II fought GO-FER (26-
4444) (31-45-2,97) of GOLDEN CANYON.  CONNOR MACLEOD defeated GO-FER in a crowd
pleasing 2 minute conflict.  Darned if I know why the crowd was pleased.  I grant
you, this Go-Fer is a bit of a pill, but Macleod is no fair-haired boy, either.  Ah,
well, crowds are a puzzle.
     KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN (46-3809) (61-75-1,157) of RUBY DRAGONS fought MAXIMUM EFFORT
(82-11013) (18-15-0,150) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1W.  KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN was subdued by
MAXIMUM EFFORT in an exciting 2 minute brutal bout.  I wouldn't have thought it would
take a maximum effort to pop this khorne.  Still, Max got the job done.  That's what
counts in the end.
     LORIS KEY (26-4706) (30-37-2,159) of GOLDEN CANYON fought WARDUKE (11-5930) (65-
80-3,176) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II.  LORIS KEY was devastated by WARDUKE in an exciting
1 minute one-sided brawl.  Outrageous!  Warduck, er, duke told Loris he didn't like
her pies--well, he phrased it more strongly, and while she was crying about that, he
one-shotted her.  She may be a so-so gladiator, but she does make a good pie.
     WOLVERINE (66-3871) (77-128-7,194) of X-FORCE fought CLEMMIE (26-4630) (33-50-
1,172) of GOLDEN CANYON.  WOLVERINE handily defeated CLEMMIE in a 1 minute mismatched
bout.  Gee, I can't imagine why the bookies called this fight mismatched, can you?  I
hear Clemmie was annoyed enough to cuss out the Wolverine afterward.  Something about
gluttony and a complete lack of appreciation for fine cooking.  Might be something in
that, I've know a few wolverines, and they're almost as bad as weasels.
     BLACKRAZOR (11-4091) (72-153-2,197) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought WORKS 4 EVIL
EMPIRE (82-3317) (25-7-0,190) of SUPERIOR FATHER.  BLACKRAZOR was viciously subdued
by WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE in a 4 minute bout.  Way to go, Works!  There are times when
an Evil Empire has appeal, and this may be one of them.
     NIXIE SEASPRITE (11-4992) (76-87-1,245) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought MICHAEL COOPER
(4-5943) (32-16-1,203) of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2.  NIXIE SEASPRITE was savagely defeated
by MICHAEL COOPER in a 3 minute conflict.  I don't recall seeing this Michael Cooper
dude here before, but I make him welcome.  This was a good beginning.

Ho!  And so soon we reach the challenges!
     DESIREE (81-577) (22-16-0,66) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged SOLARIS (46-3759)
(35-106-0,59) of RUBY DRAGONS.  Down 7.  DESIREE viciously subdued SOLARIS in an
exciting 4 minute bloody Challenge battle.  With so much experience, Solaris should
be doing better.  Off to Home Guard with him!  Ah, don't hold your breath for that.
     TYRA (81-416) (32-20-1,124) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged GOLDERIE (26-4657)
(38-34-1,109) of GOLDEN CANYON.  Down 15.  TYRA subdued GOLDERIE in a crowd pleasing
4 minute Challenge competition.  Ah, these demanding eaters!  What rare and difficult
dish did Tyra ask for, Clemmie?
     SALEM (82-42046) (23-11-0,130) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-23 challenged SARINA (26-
4220) (33-44-1,117) of GOLDEN CANYON.  Down 13.  SALEM was overpowered by SARINA in a
popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.  A surprise upset victory, very upsetting
to the bookies.  They like to think they know it all in advance, and then some fluke
comes along and they're wrong.  Both of you should watch out for the bookies's leg-
breakers.
     TEEVELLA (82-24954) (33-8-1,193) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged GOKU (46-3655)
(103-82-2,225) of DRAGONBALL Z.  Up 32.  TEEVELLA was overpowered by GOKU in a
popular 5 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.  Longish, messy, and disappointing.
Nobody likes this Goku character much, and we'd prefer to see him eat steel.
Remember that next time, Teevella.
     DARNESHA (82-42015) (27-8-1,194) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-17 challenged HUMMEL (14-
1404) (102-157-7,200) of MIKES.  Up 6.  DARNESHA was handily defeated by HUMMEL in a
1 minute uneven Challenge melee.  Hummel's another one we could do without.  What
ever happened to Home Guard as a repository for these uninductable veterans?

     JACKSON (22-6649) (34-12-0,181) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged VAJRA VALMEJAR
(11-4928) (78-95-0,193) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 12.  JACKSON was overpowered by VAJRA
VALMEJAR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  I wince for Jackson, and also for
the Valmejar, who is likely to have an unpleasant encounter in an alley with
Jackson's inamorato, Chucker Istta.  The guy says he isn't good enough for the arena
here, but he's good in an alley.  We'll see.
     SNAKE CHARMER (22-6169) (63-25-0,205) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged TALISMAN
SHIELDGUARD (11-4304) (86-125-0,207) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 2.  SNAKE CHARMER
unbelievably bested TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a 3 minute Challenge duel.  Hey, I
believe it!
     GRANDPA RAT (22-6549) (59-34-3,184) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged VAN HELSING
(11-6338) (56-70-1,183) of SCARLET KNIGHTS II.  Down 1.  GRANDPA RAT subdued VAN
HELSING in a 2 minute Challenge competition.  Another "no surprise" battle.  It would
help if some of these mimes had the occasional strategy change, just to keep people
guessing.
     NAFISAH (22-6612) (44-22-2,208) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged SANDS (11-4123)
(74-149-3,202) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Down 6.  NAFISAH devastated SANDS in a popular 3
minute one-sided Challenge contest.  Naffy took out Sands ON the sands, which seems
very symmetrical.  Go for it again.
     BLIND GIRL (22-6041) (69-25-0,264) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged LUKARIAN
LAMORAK (11-4841) (72-106-1,209) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Down lots, maybe 55?  BLIND
GIRL unbelievably bested LUKARIAN LAMORAK in a popular 2 minute Challenge match.  You
look at something like that and you think, "In Andorak?"  But if nobody cares enough
to protest, why not?  And I don't count, not being a manager.  My job is just to
report, not to censure.  Nothing wrong, when you come down to it, in taking advantage
where advantage is offered.

     MAXIMUS (22-5966) (77-43-4,395) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged SMITH (14-1282)
(104-157-4,236) of MIKES.  Down 159, I think.  MAXIMUS was devastated by SMITH in a 2
minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.  Oooh!  That's a shocker for everybody!
Good try, Max, and good win, Smith.

                                       Ardane

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SMITH 14-1282              105 157  4  266  MIKES (831)                TOBIR

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-VISION 26-1573             131  53  4  405  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (9)        CALEAM
 BLIND GIRL 22-6041          70  25  0  270  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 GOKU 46-3655               104  82  2  249  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 NAFISAH 22-6612             45  22  2  221  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 HUMMEL 14-1404             103 157  7  219  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928      79  95  0  212  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 SNAKE CHARMER 22-6169       64  25  0  211  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 MICHAEL COOPER 4-5943       33  16  1  211  SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (1028) JHELUM

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841    72 107  1  209  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  86 126  0  208  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992     76  88  1  202  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIR 82-3317  26   7  0  202  SUPERIOR FATHER (1033)     DWES EG
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           78 128  7  199  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 SANDS 11-4123               74 150  3  197  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          72 154  2  196  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 TEEVELLA 82-24954           33   9  1  194  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1045)     DWES EG
 MAXIMUS 22-5966             77  44  4  190  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 GRANDPA RAT 22-6549         60  34  3  190  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 DARNESHA 82--23521          27   9  1  186  KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-17 (1048 DWES EG
 VAN HELSING 11-6338         56  71  1  185  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WARDUKE 11-5930             66  80  3  183  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JACKSON 22-6649             34  13  0  174  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 CLEMMIE 26-4630             33  51  1  168  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 MAXIMUM EFFORT 82-11013     19  15  0  162  SUPERIOR FORCES 1W (1036)  DWES EG
 LORIS KEY 26-4706           30  38  2  153  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 46-3809  61  76  1  149  RUBY DRAGONS (1006)        ARDIVENT
 CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532      75  89  0  145  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
 SARINA 26-4220              34  44  1  141  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 TYRA 81-416                 33  20  1  128  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1054)     SHADOWSPIRE
 GOLDERIE 26-4657            38  35  1  114  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 SALEM 82--23490             23  12  0  113  KELLUMBO'S KIDS06-23 (1051 DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GO-FER 26-4444              31  46  2  100  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 MERRIWEATHER 68-8693        15   3  0  100  SUPERIOR FORCES 2G (991)   FIREHOLD
-MGRWONTHE1STTOGS! 60-8618   20   8  1   96  SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (1050 ARADI

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DESIREE 81-577              23  16  0   72  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1054)     SHADOWSPIRE
 SOLARIS 46-3759             35 107  0   58  RUBY DRAGONS (1006)        ARDIVENT

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Salem -- It was suggested to me that I make you a codfish chowder.  This was a joke,
I'm sure.  I don't do chowders, and especially not with fish.  I had a corn chowder
once when I was younger and it gave me a distaste for that type of dish that I have
never attempted to overcome. -- Golderie
P.S.  I can do some delicious things with turkey, corn, and cranberries, however.
Does this appeal?

Vajra Valmejar -- Ah.  You.  I thought of a recipe that your name brings to mind,
having to do with songbirds in a pie, but it doesn't appeal much.  To me, anyway.  As
a werecat, the idea of eating birds may seem just right to you.  But you'll need
another cook for that. -- Loris Key

Maximum Effort -- I have *heard* that dwarves eat rats!  I suppose someone has to,
but what I say is, let dwarves cook them, then.  I've got a good shepherd's pie in
the oven, if you'd care to drop by.  I feel that we must cater to those who remain
here in the hopes they don't wander away.  *I* don't want this arena closed. --
Clemmie

Connor Macleod -- I find you dislikable, and I am not one to fight against nature:
I dislike you.  Go away.  Maybe you could consider tripping and falling into a vat of
brandy sauce right before the cook in question, whoever it might be, sets fire to it.
-- Go-Fer

Tylarra -- I don't need an elvish standby giving me a Look, just because I said wine
was a waste of grape juice. -- Sarina

Ardane -- Proof your notes to us, please! -- Clemmie
P.S.  Or we'll "through" rotten tomatoes at YOU.  And don't tell me "the spell-
checker did it," either.

     Picky, picky.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAXIMUS was devastated by SMITH in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
BLIND GIRL unbelievably bested LUKARIAN LAMORAK in a popular 2 minute Challenge match.
NAFISAH devastated SANDS in a popular 3 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
GRANDPA RAT subdued VAN HELSING in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
SNAKE CHARMER unbelievably bested TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
JACKSON was overpowered by VAJRA VALMEJAR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
DARNESHA was handily defeated by HUMMEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
TEEVELLA was overpowered by GOKU in a popular 5 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
SALEM was overpowered by SARINA in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
TYRA subdued GOLDERIE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge competition.
DESIREE viciously subdued SOLARIS in a exciting 4 minute bloody Challenge battle.
NIXIE SEASPRITE was savagely defeated by MICHAEL COOPER in a 3 minute conflict.
BLACKRAZOR was viciously subdued by WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE in a 4 minute bout.
WOLVERINE handily defeated CLEMMIE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
LORIS KEY was devastated by WARDUKE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.
KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN was subdued by MAXIMUM EFFORT in a exciting 2 minute brutal bout.
CONNOR MACLEOD defeated GO-FER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute conflict.
MERRIWEATHER bested TARIN SHARPEYES in a popular 5 minute bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-LUNGE       27 -  10 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  25 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  12 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        26 -  20 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  31 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  38 -  0      33  |

Turn 503 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SMITH 14-1282             105 157  4  266 MIKES (831)
TOTAL PARRY      BLIND GIRL 22-6041         70  25  0  270 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)
AIMED BLOW       GOKU 46-3655              104  82  2  249 DRAGONBALL Z (944)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NAFISAH 22-6612            45  22  2  221 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)
PARRY-LUNGE      HUMMEL 14-1404            103 157  7  219 MIKES (831)
STRIKING ATTACK  VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928     79  95  0  212 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841   72 107  1  209 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
WALL OF STEEL    NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992    76  88  1  202 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)
SLASHING ATTACK  WOLVERINE 66-3871          78 128  7  199 X-FORCE (415)
BASHING ATTACK   CLEMMIE 26-4630            33  51  1  168 GOLDEN CANYON (741)

The overall popularity leader is GOKU 46-3655.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GOKU 46-3655.  The ten other most popular fighters were GOLDERIE 26-4657, 
TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD 11-4304, WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE 82-3317, DESIREE 81-577, LUKARIAN 
LAMORAK 11-4841, TEEVELLA 82-24954, NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992, BLACKRAZOR 11-4091, 
NAFISAH 22-6612, and CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532.

The least popular fighter this week was CLEMMIE 26-4630.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LORIS KEY 26-4706, SOLARIS 46-3759, SALEM 82--23490, DARNESHA 
82--23521, JACKSON 22-6649, VAN HELSING 11-6338, MAXIMUS 22-5966, GO-FER 26-4444, 
KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 46-3809, and WARDUKE 11-5930.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
JHELUM(4)            1  0 0  CALEAM(26)           1  4 0  FIREHOLD(68)         1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       3  6 0  ARDIVENT(46)         1  2 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      2  0 0  
TOBIR(14)            2  0 0  TARRGIR(66)          1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          2  3 0  
SOLVEN(22)           4  2 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MICHAEL COOPER 4-5943       33  16  1  211  SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (1028) JHELUM
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928      79  95  0  212  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 SMITH 14-1282              105 157  4  266  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 BLIND GIRL 22-6041          70  25  0  270  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 CLEMMIE 26-4630             33  51  1  168  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 GOKU 46-3655               104  82  2  249  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           78 128  7  199  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 MERRIWEATHER 68-8693        15   3  0  100  SUPERIOR FORCES 2G (991)   FIREHOLD
 TYRA 81-416                 33  20  1  128  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (1054)     SHADOWSPIRE
 WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIR 82-3317  26   7  0  202  SUPERIOR FATHER (1033)     DWES EG