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Date   : 05/08/2017    Duedate: 05/20/2017

ANDORAK ARENA

DM 105    TURN 710

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 THE SEUSS H 24/1157   10    3   0 76.9      WRATHMEN XXVII 26/1166
  2 DEAD WE SUC 32/1098 1163  869   7 57.2      GARBAGE PAIL KIDS 47/1171
    SUPERIOR FORCES 8/1088                      GARBAGE PAIL KIDS 63/1161
    SUPERIOR FORCES 40/538                      GARBAGE PAIL KIDS 4 24/1165
    SUPE FORCES 2A02 84/1145                    GARBAGE PAIL KIDS II 42/1169
    SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y 33/1099                4-CONQUEST 46/615       12   10   1 54.5
    SUPERIOR FORCES 5R 29/1097                5 WARCKERS 26/587     1337 1193  17 52.8
    SUPERIOR FORCES 60 60/1080                  MONEY PIT 24/1040
    SUPERIOR FORCES 6N 18/1029                  WAR-C-KERS 11/1007
    SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 71/1110                  INCARNATIONS 52/711
    SUPERIOR FORCES 22T 12/1091                 WAR SEEKERS 97/1015
  3 WRATHMEN 30/661      560  462   4 54.8      MONSTER CHILD 63/996
    WRATHMEN 41/737                             WAR SEEKERS' 97/1085
    WRATHMEN 46/1170                            BOOK OF THOMAS 15/1151
    WRATHMEN 63/1079                            CRYSTAL PALACE 30/1083
    ARENAS II 71/1172                           HAUNTED CASTLE 82/1084
    WRATHMEN! 14/1163                           SECOND CHANCES 74/1020
    WRATHMEN! 41/1159                           SECOND CHANCES 75/1021
    ARENAS III 71/1173                          SHERWOOD FOREST 26/1153
    WRATHMEN 5 15/1164                          GAMES PEOPLE PLAY 82/839
    WRATHMEN 6 36/1168                        6 SHADOW LANC 22/1160    4    4   0 50.0
    WRATHMEN Z 30/1167                        7 SCORPIONS 11/1156      9   44   0 17.0
    WRATHMEN XIV 71/1074                        THE ELITE 60/1158
    WRATHMEN DM 20 11/1162                      EMPYREAN COUNCIL 25/1154

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     It was Zontani Sharp Eyes today, and I almost let him take it.  I spent HOURS 
today listening to "elevator music"--not music and not elevating--and it turned my 
brain to cooked oatmeal.  I hate it when that happens.  There were raisins in it.  
With seeds.

     But enough of that.  We had the usual twenty-some fights, ah, twenty-six.  Two 
actual challenges, one death, and three standbys.  And if anyone offers the arena 
elevator music to play between the fights, we will REFUSE.

The challenges:
     THE BALROG (22-4867) (19-17-1,46) of SHADOW LANCERS challenged JUSTICE (26-4709) 
(19-18-0,61) of WARCKERS.  Up 15.  THE BALROG was viciously subdued by JUSTICE in a 3 
minute Challenge fight.  It looks like Justice was most challenged.
     VLADIA THE IMPALER (22-4893) (18-14-1,73) of SHADOW LANCERS challenged UNSCATHED 
(30-4516) (24-34-0,53) of CRYSTAL PALACE.  Down 20.  VLADIA THE IMPALER demolished 
UNSCATHED in a 2 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.  This got one of Zontani's 
famous quips:  "Merciless, 20 challenged down UNSCATHED points this week to duel with 
she.  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon UNSCATHED and predictably it was 
overcame by VLADIA THE IMPALER.  This is how to arouse the anger of an entire guild!"  
HIS brains must have turned to oatmeal, too.

For the title:
     ALBINO RAINBOW (11-6238) (71-43-2,263) of WAR-C-KERS fought EVENING STAR (60-
8819) (39-55-0,231) of SUPERIOR FORCES 60.  ALBINO RAINBOW slaughtered EVENING STAR in 
a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.  That comes down hard on Evening Star, when you 
die, you don't even get skills.  I've always wondered why you get extra points here in 
Andorak for killing your opponent.  It seems so un-Andorian.

A couple other fights that Sharp Eyes considered worthy of comment:
     REAL GUANO (75-3088) (58-28-2,198) of SECOND CHANCES fought UGH LEE (24-5247) 
(29-6-1,180) of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS 4.  REAL GUANO devastated UGH LEE in a exciting 2 
minute bloody uneven duel.  "REAL GUANO caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested UGH LEE and was awarded 20 points in recognition."  
Actually, it wasn't the EYE that Real Guano caught.  But she and the Garbage Pail Kid 
were well matched that way.
     SAVORY (32-4143) (94-114-1,179) of DEAD WE SUCK fought COLYN SHEA (30-5368) (29-
13-2,176) of WRATHMEN.  SAVORY handily defeated COLYN SHEA in a 1 minute mismatched 
competition.  "In one of the week's more notable duels, SAVORY put down COLYN SHEA, 
causing him to lose 9 points of recognition in the process."  What makes this a 
"notable" duel, anyway?  I've never figured that out.  If you know, give me a clue, 
okay?

                                          -- Fred

THE KING'S SENTINEL            W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ALBINO RAINBOW 11-6238       72  43  3  296  WAR-C-KERS (1007)          ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 POSITIVE 26-3633            166 109  0  308  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 NAKED TRUTH 15-5162          55  42  2  238  BOOK OF THOMAS (1151)      MALCORN
 MARS 52-2609                112  74  0  221  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 REAL GUANO 75-3088           59  28  2  218  SECOND CHANCES (1021)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 HIDDEN DOOM 82-12390         31  20  2  216  HAUNTED CASTLE (1084)      DWES EG
 MERCURY RISING 97-1378       21  20  4  216  WAR SEEKERS (1015)         SHADOW GROVE
 SECRET DOOM 82-13973         23  11  2  215  HAUNTED CASTLE (1084)      DWES EG

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FURTIVE RETURNS 29-4186     114 260  1  210  SUPERIOR FORCES 5R (1097)  LAPUR
 BARBARIAN 12-4783            86  80  0  210  SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (1091) RIZTAB
 BEAULIEU 41-3057             61  48  0  210  WRATHMEN (737)             KATI-TEI
 OHMYGOD 63-2147              67  36  1  209  WRATHMEN (1079)            AMEN-TEI
 B'ZIADUL 71-3311             70  47  1  207  WRATHMEN XIV (1074)        KYR'TERR
 CAT IN THE HAT 24-3103      198 122  1  206  THE SEUSS HEUSS (1157)     ZORPUNT
 DREAM CATCHER 74-3177        47  42  1  204  SECOND CHANCES (1020)      DAYLA KIV
 GINNY'S SECRET 11-6295       52  52  5  200  WAR-C-KERS (1007)          ARUAK CITY
 SACRIFICE 82-12669           28  16  2  200  GAMES PEOPLE PLAY (839)    DWES EG
 SAVORY 32-4143               95 114  1  197  DEAD WE SUCK (1098)        ARVAT
 EVENING STAR 60-8819         39  56  0  197  SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (1080)  ARADI
 LLUPERIOR 33-6529            79  98  1  196  SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (1099)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 INNY MEANIE 24-4656          33  27  0  196  MONEY PIT (1040)           ZORPUNT
 ERICKA BEARICKA 63-2461      66  57  0  193  MONSTER CHILD (996)        AMEN-TEI
 K. CARSON 8-3609             31  29  0  192  SUPERIOR FORCES (1088)     ARKERS
 BELA LUGOSI 40-4114          55  67  1  191  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
 JULIANNE 84-19630            35  56  0  190  SUPE FORCES 2A02 (1145)    BLACKSTONE

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 UGH LEE 24-5247              29   7  1  180  GARBAGE PAIL KIDS 4 (1165) ZORPUNT
 G.I.I.L. 12-5155             40  64  0  177  SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (1091) RIZTAB
 SIF 71-3925                  26  24  0  170  SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (1110)  KYR'TERR
 COLYN SHEA 30-5368           29  14  2  167  WRATHMEN (661)             IAYE
 SUPERIOR SNOTLING 18-10095   12   1  0  160  SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (1029)  TALCAMA

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KHADAAAN 26-5241             20   4  0  137  WRATHMEN XXVII (1166)      CALEAM
 ENCHANTED 30-4517            24  35  0  117  CRYSTAL PALACE (1083)      IAYE
 YUCKY TUCKY 26-4460          22   9  1  102  SHERWOOD FOREST (1153)     CALEAM

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-RALLOK 46-2609               20   8  1  101  CONQUEST (615)             ARDIVENT

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 RAFERTY 41-4670              25  12  1  100  WRATHMEN! (1159)           KATI-TEI
 BESTARIUS 11-8024            24  20  2  100  SCORPIONS (1156)           ARUAK CITY
 SAPPER 26-4243               22  11  2   95  SHERWOOD FOREST (1153)     CALEAM
 DE DE MAO 26-4397            23  10  2   93  SHERWOOD FOREST (1153)     CALEAM

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KEELAN 41-4667               23   4  0   89  WRATHMEN! (1159)           KATI-TEI
 SMOKING MINA 25-5864         17  27  3   80  EMPYREAN COUNCIL (1154)    LYRATILAN
 VLADIA THE IMPALER 22-4893   19  14  1   79  SHADOW LANCERS (1160)      SOLVEN
 SNOWY SNOW 30-4597           26  22  0   73  CRYSTAL PALACE (1083)      IAYE
 MERCURY'S SPIRIT 97-2218     18  14  5   71  WAR SEEKERS' (1085)        SHADOW GROVE
 ATHROGATE IRONFORGE 60-9038  21  41  1   68  THE ELITE (1158)           ARADI
 DOMINO 25-5865               22  26  1   67  EMPYREAN COUNCIL (1154)    LYRATILAN
 JUSTICE 26-4709              20  18  0   66  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 CROAKED KAYE 63-3065         15   8  0   51  GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (1161)   AMEN-TEI
 UNSCATHED 30-4516            24  35  0   49  CRYSTAL PALACE (1083)      IAYE
 THE BALROG 22-4867           19  18  1   46  SHADOW LANCERS (1160)      SOLVEN
 ROSIE THE RIVETER 11-7942    17  38  2   32  SCORPIONS (1156)           ARUAK CITY

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN
EVENING STAR 60-8819      39  56  0 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 1080 ALBINO RAINBOW 11-6238    710

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

     ALL -- Please remember that your home arena is part of your warrior's ADM id.  If 
     you forget to put it on your strategy sheet it can cause delay in input or your 
     warrior to miss a turn. -- NAIEI

Thanks to the kind stranger who provided me with solid advice on taverns and how to 
begin my endeavor. -- Vladia

     That's kind strangers for you, always going around doing good deeds.

Jia the Scribe -- If her cantaloupes feel anything like my breasts you probably 
shouldn't eat them. -- Vladia

Fred -- Close to home?  Creeper.  And what I do in my own home is my business, Mister!  
Except on Tuesdays....  At three o'clock.... Don't forget to clean under the bed 
before you go this time. -- Vladia

     My wife says I shouldn't go.

Rosie the Riveter -- That wasn't very riveting. -- Vladia

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE BALROG was viciously subdued by JUSTICE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
VLADIA THE IMPALER demolished UNSCATHED in a 2 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
ALBINO RAINBOW slaughtered EVENING STAR in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
NAKED TRUTH overpowered K. CARSON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
GINNY'S SECRET was viciously subdued by BARBARIAN in a popular 7 minute bloody duel.
POSITIVE savagely defeated FURTIVE RETURNS in a 3 minute bloody brawl.
MERCURY RISING defeated BERYL in a action packed 3 minute melee.
MARS vanquished JULIANNE in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
CAT IN THE HAT viciously subdued DREAM CATCHER in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
LLUPERIOR was viciously subdued by SECRET DOOM in a popular 4 minute brutal bout.
BELA LUGOSI was subdued by B'ZIADUL in a 1 minute competition.
BEAULIEU viciously subdued INNY MEANIE in a exciting 3 minute brutal contest.
OHMYGOD bested SACRIFICE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.
HIDDEN DOOM handily defeated GHRYSHAN in a 2 minute gory uneven fight.
REAL GUANO devastated UGH LEE in a exciting 2 minute bloody uneven duel.
SIF was devastated by ERICKA BEARICKA in a exciting 3 minute one-sided brawl.
G.I.I.L. demolished ENCHANTED in a exciting 2 minute gory one-sided bout.
SAVORY handily defeated COLYN SHEA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KHADAAAN was beaten by SUPERIOR SNOTLING in a action packed 3 minute fight.
YUCKY TUCKY savagely defeated SMOKING MINA in a action packed 3 minute gruesome bout.
KEELAN was viciously subdued by BESTARIUS in a popular 8 minute brutal contest.
MERCURY'S SPIRIT overpowered OHRLAM in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven fight.
CROAKED KAYE vanquished ROSIE THE RIVETER in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
ATHROGATE IRONFORGE was demolished by SAPPER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
RAFERTY handily defeated SNOWY SNOW in a 2 minute uneven bout.
DE DE MAO overpowered DOMINO in a 1 minute uneven competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      17         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  18 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    68 -  50 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        69 -  79 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 710 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         7 - 10         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ALBINO RAINBOW 11-6238     72  43  3  296 WAR-C-KERS (1007)
TOTAL PARRY      POSITIVE 26-3633          166 109  0  308 WARCKERS (587)
LUNGING ATTACK   MARS 52-2609              112  74  0  221 INCARNATIONS (711)
STRIKING ATTACK  MERCURY RISING 97-1378     21  20  4  216 WAR SEEKERS (1015)
WALL OF STEEL    BEAULIEU 41-3057           61  48  0  210 WRATHMEN (737)
PARRY-LUNGE      SIF 71-3925                26  24  0  170 SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (1110)
PARRY-STRIKE     BESTARIUS 11-8024          24  20  2  100 SCORPIONS (1156)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KEELAN 41-4667             23   4  0   89 WRATHMEN! (1159)
SLASHING ATTACK  SNOWY SNOW 30-4597         26  22  0   73 CRYSTAL PALACE (1083)

The overall popularity leader is CAT IN THE HAT 24-3103.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SECRET DOOM 82-13973.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
BARBARIAN 12-4783, BESTARIUS 11-8024, GINNY'S SECRET 11-6295, YUCKY TUCKY 26-4460, 
KEELAN 41-4667, JUSTICE 26-4709, CAT IN THE HAT 24-3103, MERCURY RISING 97-1378, 
BEAULIEU 41-3057, and REAL GUANO 75-3088.

The least popular fighter this week was DOMINO 25-5865.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were COLYN SHEA 30-5368, EVENING STAR 60-8819, ATHROGATE IRONFORGE 60-9038, 
ENCHANTED 30-4517, UGH LEE 24-5247, BELA LUGOSI 40-4114, K. CARSON 8-3609, UNSCATHED 
30-4516, SNOWY SNOW 30-4597, and ROSIE THE RIVETER 11-7942.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ARKERS(8)            0  1 0  CALEAM(26)           5  1 0  ARADI(60)            0  2 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       2  2 1  LAPUR(29)            0  1 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         3  0 0  
RIZTAB(12)           2  0 0  IAYE(30)             0  4 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  1 0  
MALCORN(15)          1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            1  0 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        0  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          1  0 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   0  1 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  0 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  1 0  ZENSU(40)            0  1 0  DWES EG(82)          2  1 0  
ZORPUNT(24)          1  2 0  KATI-TEI(41)         2  1 0  BLACKSTONE(84)       0  1 0  
LYRATILAN(25)        0  2 0  FRATSFA(52)          1  0 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     2  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 K. CARSON 8-3609            31  29  0  192  SUPERIOR FORCES (1088)     ARKERS
 ALBINO RAINBOW 11-6238      72  43  3  296  WAR-C-KERS (1007)          ARUAK CITY
 BARBARIAN 12-4783           86  80  0  210  SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (1091) RIZTAB
 NAKED TRUTH 15-5162         55  42  2  238  BOOK OF THOMAS (1151)      MALCORN
 SUPERIOR SNOTLING 18-10095  12   1  0  160  SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (1029)  TALCAMA
 VLADIA THE IMPALER 22-4893  19  14  1   79  SHADOW LANCERS (1160)      SOLVEN
 CAT IN THE HAT 24-3103     198 122  1  206  THE SEUSS HEUSS (1157)     ZORPUNT
 SMOKING MINA 25-5864        17  27  3   80  EMPYREAN COUNCIL (1154)    LYRATILAN
 POSITIVE 26-3633           166 109  0  308  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 FURTIVE RETURNS 29-4186    114 260  1  210  SUPERIOR FORCES 5R (1097)  LAPUR
 COLYN SHEA 30-5368          29  14  2  167  WRATHMEN (661)             IAYE
 SAVORY 32-4143              95 114  1  197  DEAD WE SUCK (1098)        ARVAT
 LLUPERIOR 33-6529           79  98  1  196  SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (1099)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 BELA LUGOSI 40-4114         55  67  1  191  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
 BEAULIEU 41-3057            61  48  0  210  WRATHMEN (737)             KATI-TEI
 MARS 52-2609               112  74  0  221  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA
 EVENING STAR 60-8819        39  56  0  197  SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (1080)  ARADI
 OHMYGOD 63-2147             67  36  1  209  WRATHMEN (1079)            AMEN-TEI
 B'ZIADUL 71-3311            70  47  1  207  WRATHMEN XIV (1074)        KYR'TERR
 DREAM CATCHER 74-3177       47  42  1  204  SECOND CHANCES (1020)      DAYLA KIV
 REAL GUANO 75-3088          59  28  2  218  SECOND CHANCES (1021)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 HIDDEN DOOM 82-12390        31  20  2  216  HAUNTED CASTLE (1084)      DWES EG
 JULIANNE 84-19630           35  56  0  190  SUPE FORCES 2A02 (1145)    BLACKSTONE
 MERCURY RISING 97-1378      21  20  4  216  WAR SEEKERS (1015)         SHADOW GROVE

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

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money order drawn off a non-US bank, even if it is in US Funds.  We were just informed 
by our bank that the fee to process these checks is $40, which is crazy high!

Many apologies to our foreign players, but you will need to either get a check from a 
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                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission. 

  Armsilbar liked being Master of the Stronghold Academy, all except for one part.

He had to talk to Sheila Greywand at least once a week, usually oftener.  She was 
getting more erratic.  More chaotic.  That would be the effect of the Grey Wand.  It 
was a powerful chaotic artifact, and she kept it with her always.  She had turned his 
predecessor into a frog--or 164 frogs--and then summoned all the members of the 
Academy to a frog-leg dinner.  That had been, ah, bad.  Yes, very bad.
     But here he was entering her chambers.  With, well, it couldn't be called GOOD 
news.  And the look she turned on him--she was in an orcish mood today, all scowling 
black brows and bared fangs--that made him nervous.  But some things had to be done.  
He cleared his throat, which seemed to have a frog in it, and said, "It's about the 
next tourney prize, Lady.  I know it's more than two months away, but this isn't too 
soon to start thinking of some new, exciting prize--"
     "I have no intention of thinking about 'new, exciting prizes'," she snapped.  Or 
was that a snarl?  "These managers are getting above themselves.  They act like I 
created the arena system for their amusement!  There will be one standard prize for 
all the tourneys.  Just one."
     He had a horrible vision of all the managers walking out in a mass.  Perhaps it 
wouldn't be that bad, but it wouldn't be good.  And if he said the wrong thing, well, 
the next frog-leg dinner might be him. "Er, ah, perhaps a specific prize for each 
tourney--a spring prize, a summer prize, and so on?  The managers expect--"
     She exploded.  A literal explosion, the force of the blast blew his hair off.  
She said several things in an obsolete dialect of orcish.  He stepped backward, then 
again.  The blast had blown the door open behind him.  If he could make it out before 
something else happened--
     "Ribbit!  Ribbit!"