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Date   : 12/30/2008    Duedate: 01/26/2009

CRYSALIS

DM-106    TURN-204

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 REAL BEER 21/859     2061 1007 29 67.2    5 500 BPM 77/1260       550  582  5 48.6
    USELESS TOOLS 57/1249                       BLOOD 4 THE MASSES 68/1239            
    WAY TO GO! II 73/1010                       BLACK & BLUE 73/1090                  
    ITALIAN FOOTBALL 17/826                     BASKET WEAVING 101 60/225             
    CONSORTIUM CRAP 11/1248                     ALL THE MUN'S MEN 37/219              
    D.A. REJECTS 44/38                          INSP GADGETS MINIONS 7/214            
    WORLDWIDE GORE 26/35                        COMMON JOE'S 35/509                   
    PARTY ANIMALS 5/476                         DUELING FOR DOLLARS 25/558            
    MILITARY MAYHEM 31/37                       KIWI CONNECTION 13/747                
    ROYAL FLUSH 47/10                           OTAGO HIGHLANDERS 14/808              
    USELESS TOOLS 54/552                        BLACKMAIL 73/1264                     
    MEAT YOUR MAKER 72/1258                   6 BLOOD RITES 8/1253     22   26  0 45.8
  2 LENPROS 30/189        293  149  1 66.3      ARCTIC WASTES 45/1256                 
    COLOR TUNES 82/1235                         TONGUE N CHEEK 82/1203                
    THE WEAPONS 82/1261                       7 SENTINELS 7/1202        9   11  0 45.0
    INTIMIDATING 2/1185                       8-JANIX 54/1223         125  162  4 43.6
    Z GLADIATORZ 8/1128                         THE BEAR'S PAW 47/196                 
    ANIMAL FARM 11/1095                         VALHALLA 28/1102                      
    MAGIC ARTISTS 78/1218                     9 DRUID'S GROV 50/1041   23   35  2 39.7
    CRAZY CREEPS 60/363                      10 THE ZOO 71/1255       401  718  4 35.8
    FLOWER GIRLS 52/265                         DODGE BULLETS 28/867                  
    LIFE IMPACTS 50/1263                        THE MIDDLE WAY 3 47/1262              
    FELINES 82/1242                             BAD APPLES 73/1265                    
  3-DARQUE AGES 52/1257   107   96  1 52.7   11 THE SHALLOWSH 4/1206    4   11  0 26.7
  4-ANCIENT KNIG 72/1259   47   46  0 50.5

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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                             ---===SLOW ARENA REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 254): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 241): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 229): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 205): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 254): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 241): UNDESIRABLE'S (Silky, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 229): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 205): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
               (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             MAGIC WAND of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             BOQ of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                         Reflections by the Chief Tower Guard

     Twas the night before the DM column was due, and all through the house, not a
creature was stirring, not even a mouse.  Crip rose from his bed, with quite the
clatter, and said woe is me, a DM column really matters.  So he sprung to his feet
and ran down the stairs, and started composing prose quite fair....

     Bah, who are we kidding, Crip doesn't really have time to worry about this, he
just sent something to CSR saying please run all 15 characters again, no challenges,
avoids, or changes to training or strategies.  Needless to say, we are not expecting
a good turn.

Grolsch
Real Beer
Tower Guardian of Crysalis

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Zontani Sharp Eyes has come and gone after predicting that "the city," by which
I suppose he means Talahya, which is the city on the Isle in which Talahya, Home
Guard, Primus, Andorak, and Crysalis fight, taking turns in the same arena (try not
to run your fights too long, the scheduling is tight), will perish if "exactly six"
die in duels this week.  Presumably any deaths in any of the arenas that operate here
would count, and what about private duels in alleys and the like?  Talk about
imprecision!  His eyes may be sharp, but his wits leave something to wish for.
     Having other sources than Zontani, I can tell you a little more.  Such as that
Lenpros avoided Sentinels in significant numbers today.  What are they hiding, eh?
And Crimson Mist got the most challenges.
     All that Zontani has to say is that "the pen is mightier than the sword, but the
maul is another story."  We already knew that.
     Twenty-eight fights, which is good.  Seven standbys, which is not so good, but
what the heck.  Only two challenges!  Is this a case of not being sure who's tourney-
timing and who isn't?  Whatever the reason, by the time we meet again, the tourney
will be over and I expect to see more challenges issued and accepted!  TV challenges,
at that.

The fights:
     DESPERADO (28-1152) (32-33-1,87) of DODGE BULLETS fought SCANDALF (4-6219) (26-
31-0,62) of THE SHALLOWSHIP.  DESPERADO was overpowered by SCANDALF in a 1 minute
uneven bout.  We welcome the return of the Shallowship, absent lo these many months.
But you might want to put a leash on Scandalf, or keep him out of the taverns
somehow.  He'll become a byword and a hissing if you don't.
     TUNDRA (45-4280) (16-10-1,48) of ARCTIC WASTES fought OLIANDER (7-5911) (17-6-
2,63) of SENTINELS.  TUNDRA defeated OLIANDER in an exciting 2 minute fight.  An
upset victory, which annoys the bookies.  But they should realize that at this
season, Tundra has an advantage.
     FOLMOR GRIGG (47-4501) (21-36-0,85) of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 fought UNHOLY TERROR (8-
5051) (15-12-3,42) of BLOOD RITES.  FOLMOR GRIGG was vanquished by UNHOLY TERROR in
an exciting 1 minute one-sided fray.  So it goes for new arrivals:  matches they
never expected, leading to equally surprising results.  Gets the old adrenaline
flowing.
     EVALON ELKHORN (50-3553) (22-15-3,50) of DRUID'S GROVE fought OBROJOBO (7-5869)
(14-7-1,46) of SENTINELS.  EVALON ELKHORN overpowered OBROJOBO in a 1 minute one-
sided fight.  Things are not looking good for the Sentinels so far today.  Too much
smash or punch behind the hanger?  Whose idea was it, anyway, to add mint to the
cranberry smash?  Festive, yes, but I think--this is only hearsay, I didn't try it
myself!--that it increases the potency, which didn't need it at all.
     CANTEX (50-3618) (17-14-1,65) of LIFE IMPACTS fought LEGALASS (4-6217) (26-30-
1,65) of THE SHALLOWSHIP.  CANTEX overcame LEGALASS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute
gruesome bout.  It would seem that Cantex has, indeed, made an impact, though
fortunately not on Legalass's actual life.  We try to keep that down, even without
Zontani's prophecies.
     SKIN PEELER (73-5716) (13-1-1,41) of BLACKMAIL fought GHOST DANCER (28-3365)
(32-23-0,71) of DODGE BULLETS.  SKIN PEELER savagely defeated GHOST DANCER in an
action packed 2 minute gory duel.  That's got to be embarrassing for Ghost Dancer.
But gladiating is like that, the most unlikely looking people (using the term in a
general sense) come along and whack you hard.

     JAVELIN (82-33234) (8-4-0,64) of THE WEAPONS fought AMELIA (28-3417) (25-13-
1,89) of DODGE BULLETS.  JAVELIN savagely defeated AMELIA in an exciting 1 minute
gruesome bout.  Dodging a bullet is clearly NOT the same as dodging a javelin.  Or
else Amelia has also been dipping too deeply into the smash, the punch, and the fusil
oil.  Whatever fusil oil is.  Sounds gods-awful, doesn't it?
     ARAGANT (4-6220) (33-21-0,118) of THE SHALLOWSHIP fought HAWTHORN (73-5794) (22-
26-1,93) of BAD APPLES.  ARAGANT luckily beat HAWTHORN in an action packed 2 minute
fight.  Whoa, this Hawthorn is another newcomer!  They're pouring in from all
directions--man and woman the pumps!  It's worse than a flood.
     BLACK FLAG (82-46046) (33-19-3,142) of TONGUE N CHEEK fought GIMLET (4-6218)
(24-32-2,92) of THE SHALLOWSHIP.  BLACK FLAG overpowered GIMLET in a popular 2 minute
gruesome one-sided match.  And can we honestly feel any surprise at this?  No.  Even
the bookies don't try to pretend on this one.
     BAERRA (7-1048) (29-10-0,118) of SENTINELS fought BENITO CHATTE (71-6184) (20-
32-1,92) of THE ZOO.  BAERRA slimly won victory over BENITO CHATTE in an action
packed 3 minute bloody duel.  Action-packed and bloody both, sounds intense.  Well,
actually, it was intense, I saw it.
     TOTTI (17-5991) (20-10-2,114) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL fought ROXANNE DE'MORRE (50-
3449) (36-29-0,100) of DRUID'S GROVE.  TOTTI overpowered ROXANNE DE'MORRE in an
exciting 1 minute gory uneven fight.  Ah, somebody else to resent being mistaken for
a football.  Or maybe she'll rise above it with a masterfully, ah, make that
mistressfully indifference.

     GERRICK GRIMM (50-3530) (20-27-1,103) of DRUID'S GROVE fought DON FRANCIS (30-
4619) (19-8-0,92) of LENPROS.  GERRICK GRIMM was overcome by DON FRANCIS in a crowd
pleasing 3 minute competition.  As to why the crowd was pleased, search me.  I gave
up trying to understand crowds years ago.  The mass mind is a mystery.
     RUBBER KNIFE (54-2038) (53-42-1,157) of USELESS TOOLS fought NECROMANCER (78-
2520) (22-3-1,119) of MAGIC ARTISTS.  RUBBER KNIFE beat NECROMANCER in a popular 1
minute match.  Ah... bad luck, there, Necromancer.  You'd better hope that no villain
in the adventure is armed with a rubber knife, eh?
     MOSGIEL (14-3836) (32-18-2,180) of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS fought YOUNG JOAN (28-3534)
(30-33-1,117) of DODGE BULLETS.  MOSGIEL devastated YOUNG JOAN in an exciting 1
minute brutal one-sided fight.  Does this mean that Young Joan should avoid the
Highlands, at least until she is older?  Inquiring minds want to know, but can, if
necessary, live without the information.
     CAFFREY'S (21-4748) (22-5-3,161) of REAL BEER fought HUNTSMAN (7-5837) (21-4-
0,134) of SENTINELS.  CAFFREY'S overpowered HUNTSMAN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
And how does REAL beer compare to smash, Huntsman?
     PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) (27-15-0,172) of MILITARY MAYHEM fought BILLY LILLY (28-
3416) (28-26-1,130) of DODGE BULLETS.  PRIVATE ROOM vanquished BILLY LILLY in an
action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.  At least it was in private.  Well, as
private as an arena fight can be, which I admit is not very.

     KING UVDAHELL (47-1643) (58-32-1,199) of ROYAL FLUSH fought GOJIRO (106-31) (0-
0-0,220) of the College of Mimes.  KING UVDAHELL was overpowered by GOJIRO in a
popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.  Ah, that bites, especially for a king.  But if
it helps, Gojiro's been practicing.
     LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) (20-14-0,184) of CONSORTIUM CRAP fought DEVIL'S ADVOCATE
(68-4666) (19-6-0,184) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES.  LAND OF FLUSH viciously subdued
DEVIL'S ADVOCATE in an exciting 4 minute bloody battle.  Ur.  Um.  Well, I suppose
most of you can see the same play on words jumping up and down waving its hands as I
do.  We'll leave it at that, okay?
     DUTCH TREAT (26-1841) (114-38-2,196) of WORLDWIDE GORE fought VILLAINOUS
INFORMER (106-23) (0-0-0,181) of the College of Mimes.  DUTCH TREAT savagely defeated
VILLAINOUS INFORMER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.  And a good job, too, we
don't call that Informer Villainous without cause.  In fact, he makes things up,
spreads totally untrue slanders, and generally stirs up as much trouble as he
possible can.
     PRIMUS (21-4975) (62-17-0,203) of REAL BEER fought GOJIRO (106-31) (0-0-0,220)
of the College of Mimes.  PRIMUS handily defeated GOJIRO in a 1 minute one-sided
bout.  Ah... King Uvdahell tired him out?  Whatever, good job, Primus.
     RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) (27-7-2,208) of USELESS TOOLS fought VILLAINOUS INFORMER
(106-23) (0-0-0,181) of the College of Mimes.  RUBBER KNIFE vanquished VILLAINOUS
INFORMER in an exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.  Aha!  The Villainous one is now
TWICED defeated in one day.  This is good.  Not that he'll learn anything from it.
And both Rubber Knives won their fights, also.  Define "useless"?

     HARI-KARI (73-3049) (30-5-0,238) of WAY TO GO! II fought CLOTTO (106-25) (0-0-
0,181) of the College of Mimes.  HARI-KARI vanquished CLOTTO in a popular 2 minute
gruesome uneven duel.  Hmm, we seem to be striking a vein of standbys here in the
later matches.  This is probably significant, maybe even something I should ponder,
but... not today.  I don't feel at all ponderable today.
     JACK VALTRAEDS (47-407) (120-71-2,277) of ROYAL FLUSH fought VERMICIOUS KNID
(106-30) (0-0-0,240) of the College of Mimes.  JACK VALTRAEDS was viciously subdued
by VERMICIOUS KNID in a 6 minute fight.  Well, at least you made him sweat for it, 
Jack.  See the maintenance crew on your way out, they've got a spray that kills the
vermies.
     DAIRY QUEEN (47-2685) (86-47-3,265) of ROYAL FLUSH fought ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL
(106-28) (0-0-0,200) of the College of Mimes.  DAIRY QUEEN luckily beat ARENAMASTER
SANDAVOL in a 2 minute brawl.  Ah, good one, Dairy!  It's always impressive when a
gladiator defeats an arenamaster.
     NEWT GINGRICH (5-3399) (94-33-0,223) of PARTY ANIMALS fought BLUE BLOOD (73-
3657) (26-15-1,210) of BLACK & BLUE.  NEWT GINGRICH devastated BLUE BLOOD in a
popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.  Oddly enough, the internal fluids spilled onto
the sands were not blue, just plain old red.
     BOARISH YELTSIN (5-3109) (78-47-2,261) of PARTY ANIMALS fought BLOODBATH (60-
704) (73-60-2,280) of BASKET WEAVING 101.  BOARISH YELTSIN devastated BLOODBATH in a
popular 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.  I find it hard to imagine bathing in
blood.  I mean, really hard.  First there's the problem of getting enough, then of
keeping it liquid enough, of not throwing up from the smell, and finally of rinsing
it off.  Might as well just stick with water, if you ask me.

Ah, the challenges!
     GREENSLEEVES (82-46003) (12-3-1,75) of COLOR TUNES challenged CRIMSON MIST (8-
5047) (19-8-1,73) of BLOOD RITES.  Down 2.  GREENSLEEVES demolished CRIMSON MIST in a
popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.  And a colorful match it was, too.  Let
me guess here, Greensleeves was perhaps a Dead Tourney Champ?  Whatever, good work.

And for the title:
     WEINERMUN (37-2635) (64-63-3,287) of ALL THE MUN'S MEN challenged GROLSCH (21-
5029) (58-10-4,311) of REAL BEER.  Up 24.  WEINERMUN viciously subdued GROLSCH in a 3
minute Challenge Title fight.  So, do we conclude from this that Weinermun can really
hold his beer?  Good work, both of you, and special congratulations to Weinermun.

                                       Ketchum

THE TOWER GUARDIAN            W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WEINERMUN 37-2635           65  63  3  319  ALL THE MUN'S MEN (219)    SIBIKHAS

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BOARISH YELTSIN 5-3109      79  47  2  281  PARTY ANIMALS (476)        KALTOS
 DAIRY QUEEN 47-2685         87  47  3  271  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 HARI-KARI 73-3049           31   5  0  246  WAY TO GO! II (1010)       ERINIKA
 NEWT GINGRICH 5-3399        95  33  0  240  PARTY ANIMALS (476)        KALTOS
 RUBBER KNIFE 57-2546        28   7  2  214  USELESS TOOLS (1249)       ANDOR
 PRIMUS 21-4975              63  17  0  213  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-MAD CAT 7-2965              59  44  6  210  INSP GADGETS MINIONS (214) BONSUR
-PAT 35-2292                 48  51  2  210  COMMON JOE'S (509)         MURSKA
-DUNEDIN 14-3703             34  56  0  208  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR
 BLUE BLOOD 73-3657          26  16  1  206  BLACK & BLUE (1090)        ERINIKA
-VIOLET VULTURE 11-6612      27   5  0  202  ANIMAL FARM (1095)         ARUAK CITY
-RAVISHING REDBUD 52-3197    39  15  0  201  FLOWER GIRLS (265)         FRATSFA
 DUTCH TREAT 26-1841        115  38  2  200  WORLDWIDE GORE (35)        CALEAM
 BLOODBATH 60-704            73  61  2  199  BASKET WEAVING 101 (225)   ARADI
 GROLSCH 21-5029             58  11  4  199  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
-TINY TIM 60-6042            30   9  1  199  CRAZY CREEPS (363)         ARADI
 LAND OF FLUSH 11-4373       21  14  0  199  CONSORTIUM CRAP (1248)     ARUAK CITY
 JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407      120  72  2  198  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-ZIT 8-4385                  30   4  0  198  Z GLADIATORZ (1128)        ARKERS
-BEAR ACUDA 47-4995          34  36  1  197  THE BEAR'S PAW (196)       NORTH FORK
-WHACKING WILLOW 52-3167     45  15  1  196  FLOWER GIRLS (265)         FRATSFA
 KING UVDAHELL 47-1643       58  33  1  189  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-SODIAC 7-1049               28  19  2  187  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE 68-4666    19   7  0  184  BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (1239)  FIREHOLD
-AVONSIDE 13-3927            38  55  1  182  KIWI CONNECTION (747)      DULLENS
 MOSGIEL 14-3836             33  18  2  182  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-TABBY 82-29373              17   5  0  180  FELINES (1242)             DWES EG
-BALDER 28-3778              32  35  3  177  VALHALLA (1102)            MORYA
 PRIVATE ROOM 31-3620        28  15  0  174  MILITARY MAYHEM (37)       CHIMLEVTAL
 CAFFREY'S 21-4748           23   5  3  174  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 RUBBER KNIFE 54-2038        54  42  1  162  USELESS TOOLS (552)        TROCAR

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-FRED BEAR 47-5348           28  18  0  154  THE BEAR'S PAW (196)       NORTH FORK

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-XYCO 54-2899                23  12  3  145  JANIX (1223)               TROCAR
 BLACK FLAG 82--19490        34  19  3  144  TONGUE N CHEEK (1203)      DWES EG
 HUNTSMAN 7-5837             21   5  0  136  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 BILLY LILLY 28-3416         28  27  1  134  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 YOUNG JOAN 28-3534          30  34  1  127  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 NECROMANCER 78-2520         22   4  1  127  MAGIC ARTISTS (1218)       LIN TIRIAN
 TOTTI 17-5991               21  10  2  125  ITALIAN FOOTBALL (826)     ALJAFIR
 ARAGANT 4-6220              34  21  0  120  THE SHALLOWSHIP (1206)     JHELUM
 BAERRA 7-1048               30  10  0  120  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
-LOOGIE CLAP 82--19487       25  21  2  118  TONGUE N CHEEK (1203)      DWES EG
-BARON STONEWALL 81-85       28  22  2  108  DRAGONBANE GUILD (1240)    SHADOWSPIRE
 DON FRANCIS 30-4619         20   8  0  106  LENPROS (189)              IAYE

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HAWTHORN 73-5794            22  27  1  100  BAD APPLES (1265)          ERINIKA
 BENITO CHATTE 71-6184       20  33  1  100  THE ZOO (1255)             KYR'TERR
 GIMLET 4-6218               24  33  2   99  THE SHALLOWSHIP (1206)     JHELUM
-IMBER LACK 8-4748           22  33  0   99  MIDDLE WAY 11 (1145)       ARKERS
 GERRICK GRIMM 50-3530       20  28  1   98  DRUID'S GROVE (1041)       SNOWBOUND
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 50-3449    36  30  0   97  DRUID'S GROVE (1041)       SNOWBOUND
-GRON DA CAVEMAN 81-400      25  20  2   97  DRAGONBANE GUILD (1240)    SHADOWSPIRE
-GLUM 54-2766                19   9  1   91  JANIX (1223)               TROCAR
 GREENSLEEVES 82--19533      13   3  1   91  COLOR TUNES (1235)         DWES EG
 JAVELIN 82--32302            9   4  0   91  THE WEAPONS (1261)         DWES EG

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SCANDALF 4-6219             27  31  0   85  THE SHALLOWSHIP (1206)     JHELUM
-KONA QUAIL 59-2666          24   8  0   80  ISLANDERS (804)            ILLIS
 UNHOLY TERROR 8-5051        16  12  3   75  BLOOD RITES (1253)         ARKERS
 AMELIA 28-3417              25  14  1   72  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 CANTEX 50-3618              18  14  1   71  LIFE IMPACTS (1263)        SNOWBOUND
-ERASMUS 7-5843              25  22  0   69  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 SKIN PEELER 73-5716         14   1  1   69  BLACKMAIL (1264)           ERINIKA
 TUNDRA 45-4280              17  10  1   68  ARCTIC WASTES (1256)       STORMCROWE
 CRIMSON MIST 8-5047         19   9  1   67  BLOOD RITES (1253)         ARKERS
 DESPERADO 28-1152           32  34  1   64  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 EVALON ELKHORN 50-3553      23  15  3   63  DRUID'S GROVE (1041)       SNOWBOUND
 LEGALASS 4-6217             26  31  1   61  THE SHALLOWSHIP (1206)     JHELUM
-GOLD BULLION 16-5759        18   6  0   60  GOLDEN GLADIATORS (577)    WILLAF
-SLINKY 5-4915               16   7  2   57  PAPER MARIO (1224)         KALTOS
 OLIANDER 7-5911             17   7  2   55  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 GHOST DANCER 28-3365        32  24  0   54  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 FOLMOR GRIGG 47-4501        21  37  0   54  THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (1262)    NORTH FORK
-BROTHER J.J. 30-4728        15   6  0   51  LENPROS (189)              IAYE
 OBROJOBO 7-5869             14   8  1   39  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Whoa, Crip!  That's bringing in the firepower! -- Us poor overwhelmed Consortiumites.

Gerrick Grimm, you got me on a very good day. -- Necroma The Necromancer

Grolsch, I'll drink to that!  (I need it to drown the pain and sorrow of the loss.)
-- Zit

Dairy Queen and Hari-Kari, phblttttttt.  No more freebies for either of you. --
Ravishing Redbud and Whacking Willow

Unholy Terror, how did I do that?  I mean, where did that come from? -- Greensleeves

     Most sleeves come straight from the armpit.

Oliander, I love it when a plan comes together. -- Don Francis

The Scribe, well, I, for one, would like to read about me in Crysallis. For
posterity, you know? -- Necroma
P.S.  And The Consortium Elders told me it seemed like a good idea.

Young Joan -- So young and so talented, surely your teammates must get jealous?  You
can tell them that I am a fan of cranberry smash.  Quite festive, actually. --
Huntsman

Fred Bear -- Now that just wasn't very nice.  But it is good to know who will
challenge. -- Baerra

Don Francis -- I would have thought that might have been a good matchup for me.
Guess not.  Well done.  I do look forward to the rematch. -- Oliander

Benito Chatte -- Now see what you have done!  I was stunned when the boss called my
name for a fight this go around, but I was going to get a chance!  But after that
mess, all he did was shake his head.  I believe I am headed back into retirement.
Sigh, I had such high hopes . . . -- Erasmus

     Retirement has its attractions.

Huntsman -- Oh, joy.  That totally makes my day.  Sorry, not your fault, but I fear
the Dark Huntsmen may intrude in the adventure I didn't exactly volunteer for, and
then who knows?  I'm not expecting an early resolution, so things will probably just
get worse, after all. -- Young Joan

Totti -- Did someone tell you I was "built like a football" and you should kick me?
I want to know who!  One of my teammates, I bet, probably Desperado.  I'll kick HIM.
He's a liar as well as rude.  I am NOT built like a football.  Any flier has to be
slim, and I am.  He's just jealous.  And a fool. -- Amelia

Loogie Clap -- You're a Shew?  Coulda fooled me.  Too short by half and not hairy
enough.  But that's okay, I know the lack of facial hair is because an earlier
opponent seized a dagger and shaved you close, as one of our intrepid spy reporters
has suggested.  I forget who, no one on the Isle, so I don't suppose it matters.  But
anyway, a win is good.  I'll take it.  I'll even buy you a beer, if we can find one
fit to drink. -- Billy Lilly

Erasmus -- Wow, a win.  Something I've always longed for and seldom achieved, but it
isn't MY fault, you know.  My manager doesn't pay attention.  So long as I stay alive
and write personals, that's all Jorja asks.  I actually wouldn't mind a little more
active management.  Fat chance, though. -- Benito Chatte
P.S.  They tell me you might know somewhere around here to get... smash?  And that I
should definitely try it.

Roxanne de'Morre -- Not to be rude, but... why aren't you listed by the Commission as
a dwarf?  Too short?  I'd think the mustache would carry the day even so. -- Folmor
Grigg, surprised to be fighting at all

Cantex -- If I wanted my life impacted by a golem, I wouldn't pick you.  Gah! --
Desperado
P.S.  Maybe you're a football in disguise?  Let me pass the word on this....

Tundra -- Sort of sorry, but it was the January Thaw.  And I hope we have a long one,
or a second one, too. -- Ghost Dancer

Baerra -- Why bother being rude?  It doesn't accomplish a thing. -- Amelia

Huntsman -- Yeah, we do that a lot. -- Billy Lilly

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WEINERMUN viciously subdued GROLSCH in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
GREENSLEEVES demolished CRIMSON MIST in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
BOARISH YELTSIN devastated BLOODBATH in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
NEWT GINGRICH devastated BLUE BLOOD in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
DAIRY QUEEN luckily beat ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a 2 minute brawl.
JACK VALTRAEDS was viciously subdued by VERMICIOUS KNID in a 6 minute fight.
HARI-KARI vanquished CLOTTO in a popular 2 minute gruesome uneven duel.
RUBBER KNIFE vanquished VILLAINOUS INFORMER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
PRIMUS handily defeated GOJIRO in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DUTCH TREAT savagely defeated VILLAINOUS INFORMER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
LAND OF FLUSH viciously subdued DEVIL'S ADVOCATE in a exciting 4 minute bloody battle.
KING UVDAHELL was overpowered by GOJIRO in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PRIVATE ROOM vanquished BILLY LILLY in a action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.
CAFFREY'S overpowered HUNTSMAN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MOSGIEL devastated YOUNG JOAN in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
RUBBER KNIFE beat NECROMANCER in a popular 1 minute match.
GERRICK GRIMM was overcome by DON FRANCIS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute competition.
TOTTI overpowered ROXANNE DE'MORRE in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven fight.
BAERRA slimly won victory over BENITO CHATTE in a action packed 3 minute bloody duel.
BLACK FLAG overpowered GIMLET in a popular 2 minute gruesome one-sided match.
ARAGANT luckily beat HAWTHORN in a action packed 2 minute fight.
JAVELIN savagely defeated AMELIA in a exciting 1 minute gruesome bout.
SKIN PEELER savagely defeated GHOST DANCER in a action packed 2 minute gory duel.
CANTEX overcame LEGALASS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome bout.
EVALON ELKHORN overpowered OBROJOBO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FOLMOR GRIGG was vanquished by UNHOLY TERROR in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fray.
TUNDRA defeated OLIANDER in a exciting 2 minute fight.
DESPERADO was overpowered by SCANDALF in a 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         TOTAL PARRY       58 -  29 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        28 -  20 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         SLASHING ATTACK   43 -  32 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     50 -  40 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  41 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  23 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  23 -  2      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  17 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 204 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  WEINERMUN 37-2635          65  63  3  319 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (219)
WALL OF STEEL    DAIRY QUEEN 47-2685        87  47  3  271 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
AIMED BLOW       HARI-KARI 73-3049          31   5  0  246 WAY TO GO! II (1010)
TOTAL PARRY      RUBBER KNIFE 57-2546       28   7  2  214 USELESS TOOLS (1249)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLUE BLOOD 73-3657         26  16  1  206 BLACK & BLUE (1090)
PARRY-LUNGE      LAND OF FLUSH 11-4373      21  14  0  199 CONSORTIUM CRAP (1248)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407     120  72  2  198 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
STRIKING ATTACK  CAFFREY'S 21-4748          23   5  3  174 REAL BEER (859)
BASHING ATTACK   TOTTI 17-5991              21  10  2  125 ITALIAN FOOTBALL (826)

The overall popularity leader is JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
WEINERMUN 37-2635, BENITO CHATTE 71-6184, LAND OF FLUSH 11-4373, OLIANDER 7-5911, 
HARI-KARI 73-3049, GERRICK GRIMM 50-3530, SKIN PEELER 73-5716, DEVIL'S ADVOCATE 
68-4666, HAWTHORN 73-5794, and GROLSCH 21-5029.

The least popular fighter this week was FOLMOR GRIGG 47-4501.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were OBROJOBO 7-5869, LEGALASS 4-6217, AMELIA 28-3417, HUNTSMAN 
7-5837, CRIMSON MIST 8-5047, DESPERADO 28-1152, GHOST DANCER 28-3365, ROXANNE 
DE'MORRE 50-3449, YOUNG JOAN 28-3534, and BILLY LILLY 28-3416.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
JHELUM(4)            2  2 0  CALEAM(26)           1  0 0  TROCAR(54)           1  0 0  
KALTOS(5)            2  0 0  MORYA(28)            0  5 0  ANDOR(57)            1  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  3 0  IAYE(30)             1  0 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  
ARKERS(8)            1  1 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       1  0 0  FIREHOLD(68)         0  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  0 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         1  0 0  KYR'TERR(71)         0  1 0  
TOBIR(14)            1  0 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  0 0  ERINIKA(73)          2  2 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  0 0  NORTH FORK(47)       1  3 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       0  1 0  
SUNSET(21)           2  1 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        2  2 0  DWES EG(82)          3  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ARAGANT 4-6220              34  21  0  120  THE SHALLOWSHIP (1206)     JHELUM
 BOARISH YELTSIN 5-3109      79  47  2  281  PARTY ANIMALS (476)        KALTOS
 HUNTSMAN 7-5837             21   5  0  136  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 UNHOLY TERROR 8-5051        16  12  3   75  BLOOD RITES (1253)         ARKERS
 LAND OF FLUSH 11-4373       21  14  0  199  CONSORTIUM CRAP (1248)     ARUAK CITY
 MOSGIEL 14-3836             33  18  2  182  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR
 TOTTI 17-5991               21  10  2  125  ITALIAN FOOTBALL (826)     ALJAFIR
 PRIMUS 21-4975              63  17  0  213  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 DUTCH TREAT 26-1841        115  38  2  200  WORLDWIDE GORE (35)        CALEAM
 BILLY LILLY 28-3416         28  27  1  134  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 DON FRANCIS 30-4619         20   8  0  106  LENPROS (189)              IAYE
 PRIVATE ROOM 31-3620        28  15  0  174  MILITARY MAYHEM (37)       CHIMLEVTAL
 WEINERMUN 37-2635           65  63  3  319  ALL THE MUN'S MEN (219)    SIBIKHAS
 TUNDRA 45-4280              17  10  1   68  ARCTIC WASTES (1256)       STORMCROWE
 DAIRY QUEEN 47-2685         87  47  3  271  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 GERRICK GRIMM 50-3530       20  28  1   98  DRUID'S GROVE (1041)       SNOWBOUND
 RUBBER KNIFE 54-2038        54  42  1  162  USELESS TOOLS (552)        TROCAR
 RUBBER KNIFE 57-2546        28   7  2  214  USELESS TOOLS (1249)       ANDOR
 BLOODBATH 60-704            73  61  2  199  BASKET WEAVING 101 (225)   ARADI
 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE 68-4666    19   7  0  184  BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (1239)  FIREHOLD

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BENITO CHATTE 71-6184       20  33  1  100  THE ZOO (1255)             KYR'TERR
 HARI-KARI 73-3049           31   5  0  246  WAY TO GO! II (1010)       ERINIKA
 NECROMANCER 78-2520         22   4  1  127  MAGIC ARTISTS (1218)       LIN TIRIAN
 BLACK FLAG 82--19490        34  19  3  144  TONGUE N CHEEK (1203)      DWES EG