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Date   : 12/29/2009    Duedate: 01/25/2010

CRYSALIS

DM-106    TURN-217

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 REAL BEER 21/859     2177 1041 30 67.7      ARCTIC WASTES 45/1256                 
    WAY TO GO! II 73/1010                       NORTHERN LIGHTS 82/1288               
    ITALIAN FOOTBALL 17/826                   7 BARBARIAN HO 72/1287   47   46  0 50.5
    WORLDWIDE GORE 26/35                      8 THE STORMGUAR 31/192   93   96  1 49.2
    CONSORTIUM CRAP 11/1248                   9 D-DAY SQUAD 34/551    607  646  7 48.4
    MILITARY MAYHEM 31/37                       BASKET WEAVING 101 60/225             
    THE BULLS 73/255                            BLACK & BLUE 73/1090                  
    ROYAL FLUSH 47/10                           PAUL'Z PHARTZ 65/985                  
    HANGOVERS 59/955                            KIWI CONNECTION 73/1232               
  2 LAND OF OZ 47/28      336  176  1 65.6      100% NATURAL GROOVE 20/545            
    MAGIC ARTISTS 78/1218                       INSP GADGETS MINIONS 7/214            
    CRAZY CREEPS 60/363                         ALL-STAR NANA'S 67/787                
    THE WEAPONS 82/1261                         COMMON JOE'S 35/509                   
    COLORIFIC 11/1050                           OTAGO HIGHLANDERS 14/808              
    FLOWER GIRLS 52/265                         THE FAMILY TREE 20/717                
    GOLDEN GLADIATORS 16/577                    KIWI CONNECTION 39/1277               
  3-WATCH OUT! 52/1285    310  190  1 62.0   10 SENTINELS 7/1202       61   68  0 47.3
  4-SUPERIOR FOR 71/1152   19   12  0 61.3      DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/1240              
  5 OHIO 52/1286           60   54  0 52.6      NOMADIC TRIBE 21/1219                 
    WITLESS WONDERS 39/1052                     PHANTOM REGIMENT 45/1279              
    BOXOROX 28/1081                          11-THE BEAR'S PA 47/196  127  162  4 43.9
    HAPLESS WAIF 8/1051                      12 DRUID'S GROV 50/1041   41   62  2 39.8
    EMETICS 45/1030                          13 DODGE BULLETS 28/867  436  764  5 36.3
    STRANGE TUNES 50/1085                    14-THE SHALLOWSH 4/1206   16   39  0 29.1
    SINGLE MALTS 31/1071                     15 STEEL AND SI 28/1268    2    6  0 25.0
  6 BLOOD RITES 8/1253     53   52  0 50.5   16-ABYSMAL RITE 47/1281    1    0  0  100
    TONGUE N CHEEK 82/1203                   17 SRETSAMLEUD  45/1251    0    1  0  0.0

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): ULL BLOODSTORM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 267): WHAKAPAPA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 242): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 218): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 267): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 242): WHAT'S IN A NAME (?, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 218): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
                               ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 267): WHAKAPAPA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 263): BEXLY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 241): STINGAREE of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 218): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 217): MYSTIQUE of BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     And how are you all this fine and snowy morning?  I've got a touch of cabin
fever, but other than that, I'm fine, and I hope the rest of you are as well.  And
speaking of cabin fever, have you ever wondered how the Unknown Spymaster fights that
off when he keeps the bag over his head all the time?  Claustrophobia city.
     But on to business, which is:  the fights.  Thirty-three fights, which is great.
Four standbsy, could be worse.  Only six challenges, that's unfortunate.  I'd like to
see more challenging, and more avoiding as well.  Managers using every tool available
to them.
     Javelin seems to have gotten the greatest point increase today, 36 points.
Tundra probably dropped the farthest (after losing to Javelin) at 28 points.  Dodge
Bullets, an easy team to beat if you ask me, was Most Avoided by Steel and Silk.
Does that mean they're stuck with wood and wool?  Okay, lame pun, but on day like
this, any pun is an achievement (so watch out!).  Obrojobo got the most challenges
but did not, and he's lucky in this, get elected president.  A thankless job, that,
and nothing you can do is right.

The fights themselves:
     THE SMELL OF IT (45-3564) (17-22-1,48) of EMETICS fought BALDASSARE (7-6003)
(17-8-0,57) of SENTINELS.  THE SMELL OF IT was overpowered by BALDASSARE in a 1
minute one-sided struggle.  Nose plugs.  Such a simple solution, why has no one else
thought of it?
     TOM SMITH DISEASE (50-3400) (16-13-0,62) of STRANGE TUNES fought GHOST DANCER
(28-3365) (38-30-0,68) of DODGE BULLETS.  TOM SMITH DISEASE was narrowly defeated by
GHOST DANCER in a 2 minute contest.  And Tom is a very strange tune indeed, given
that he can't sing and doesn't seem to have been trying.  Of course, if you've got a
dancing ghost trying to slice and dice you, who has time to sing?
     DOMJON (50-3554) (25-25-3,72) of DRUID'S GROVE fought OBAN (31-4530) (18-22-
1,82) of SINGLE MALTS.  DOMJON was savagely defeated by OBAN in a popular 2 minute
gruesome bout.  Ah, these druids!  They can handle mead--at least, they claim that--
but a single malt is another matter.  And that savage hangover at the end is going to
make the next couple of days unpleasant for Domjon.
     RANCID WAIF (8-4413) (21-16-0,60) of HAPLESS WAIF fought HALF (45-4384) (17-13-
2,66) of SRETSAMLEUD II.  RANCID WAIF demolished HALF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
The smell will do it.  Take a clue from others here, Half, and get yourself nose
plugs.  Some things are more important than breathing.
     GODSMACK (82-48417) (18-6-0,65) of TONGUE N CHEEK fought AMELIA (28-3417) (31-
20-1,82) of DODGE BULLETS.  GODSMACK overcame AMELIA in an exciting 1 minute fight.
Well done, Godsmack, but I urge you NOT to approach Amelia for smash in the immediate
future.  That's a pun she might turn on you to painful advantage when you least
expect it.
     HAZE (82-49272) (17-11-0,62) of NORTHERN LIGHTS fought SCARLET ROSE (28-4440)
(15-20-0,35) of STEEL AND SILK.  HAZE overpowered SCARLET ROSE in an action packed 1
minute one-sided fight.  Yes, well, that's where names can trick you, eh?  Rose
thought that the haze in question was an aurora and didn't take the precautions that
would go with recognition of smog.  Yes, okay, I'm readhing.  Sue me.  It's that kind
of day.

     BALLIOL BLACKMOON (81-614) (23-15-0,100) of DRAGONBANE GUILD fought VELVET
FINISH (28-4441) (17-17-0,70) of STEEL AND SILK.  BALLIOL BLACKMOON beat VELVET
FINISH in an action packed 1 minute competition.  I can think of an off-the-wall play
on words for this one, too, but it would take too long to work it out in print, so
we'll have to pass.  I know you're disappointed, but into every life must fall a
disappointment or two.  It seems to be some kind of rule.
     TAMMY FAYE (39-3520) (22-12-0,104) of WITLESS WONDERS fought CRIMSON MIST (8-
5047) (27-13-1,101) of BLOOD RITES.  TAMMY FAYE handily defeated CRIMSON MIST in a 1
minute uneven bout.  Proof, if any was needed, that a blonde doesn't need wits to
keep her life on track.  Blonde-ness its own reward, or something.
     BINGE N PURGE (45-3567) (25-15-0,113) of EMETICS fought EVALON ELKHORN (50-3553)
(29-21-3,105) of DRUID'S GROVE.  BINGE N PURGE won victory over EVALON ELKHORN in an
action packed 1 minute bout.  AND polluted the grove, but if Evalon couldn't stop
him/her/it, too bad for the grove.
     BILLY LILLY (28-3416) (30-37-1,120) of DODGE BULLETS fought BANDAGED HAND (20-
2765) (14-6-2,122) of 100% NATURAL GROOVE.  BILLY LILLY was overpowered by BANDAGED
HAND in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.  Billy, you should give serious
consideration to retiring and going back to dealing with bears.
     DESPERADO (28-1152) (39-39-2,127) of DODGE BULLETS fought LAPHROAIG (31-4529)
(24-17-0,147) of SINGLE MALTS.  DESPERADO was defeated by LAPHROAIG in an exciting 1
minute duel.  Another who can't hold his liquor.  Or someone else's liquor, as the
case might be.

     GERRICK GRIMM (50-3530) (23-37-1,114) of DRUID'S GROVE fought D'URVILLE (39-
3800) (19-6-1,99) of KIWI CONNECTION.  GERRICK GRIMM devastated D'URVILLE in a
popular 1 minute one-sided bout.  Yes, well, as long as I'm making weird connections
here, I will point out that kiwis are warm-climate fruits, and Snowboud, from which
Gerrick comes, wouldn't know a warm climate if it was served on a platter with
watercress around it.  Isn't it amazing the things I get paid to write?
     OLIANDER (7-5911) (24-12-2,125) of SENTINELS fought ZOOLANDER (39-3523) (23-11-
1,130) of WITLESS WONDERS.  OLIANDER was overcome by ZOOLANDER in an action packed 1
minute duel.  So is this going to be a day when wits are useless?  Inquiring minds
want to know, and if the answer is "yes," they're going back to bed.
     LUMBERING WAIF (8-4346) (21-17-0,161) of HAPLESS WAIF fought YOUNG JOAN (28-
3534) (36-40-1,143) of DODGE BULLETS.  LUMBERING WAIF was overpowered by YOUNG JOAN
in an exciting 1 minute gory uneven fight.  Gotta watch out for these older women,
Lumbering.  They know dirty tricks we can't even imagine.
     AB DESTINED 4 THE DA (65-1154) (17-10-2,172) of PAUL'Z PHARTZ fought NERVE RAKER
(21-1874) (25-16-1,129) of NOMADIC TRIBE.  AB DESTINED 4 THE DA overcame NERVE RAKER
in a crowd pleasing 3 minute competition.  Somebody get Nerve some warm milk to
settle him down, eh?  It's been said, and I believe rightly, that you can't go raking
other people's nerves without stirring up your own.
     TUNDRA (45-4280) (24-15-1,154) of ARCTIC WASTES fought JAVELIN (82-33234) (10-5-
0,115) of THE WEAPONS.  TUNDRA was demolished by JAVELIN in an exciting 1 minute gory
one-sided bout.  This is the fight that resulted in the highest point gain and the
deepest point drop, and you can see why.

     BULL FROG (73-4547) (29-11-0,191) of THE BULLS fought ROXANNE DE'MORRE (50-3449)
(42-36-0,152) of DRUID'S GROVE.  BULL FROG viciously subdued ROXANNE DE'MORRE in a
popular 2 minute brutal brawl.  You shouldn't have tried to kiss him first, Roxy.
Some frogs will never be princes, no matter what.
     BLACK FLAG (82-46046) (39-26-3,195) of TONGUE N CHEEK fought PRIMUS (21-4975)
(72-18-0,209) of REAL BEER.  BLACK FLAG was beaten by PRIMUS in a 2 minute brawl.
Ah, beer.  What more need I say?
     TOTTI (17-5991) (27-14-2,194) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL fought KISSYFUR (67-2187) (34-
23-1,186) of ALL-STAR NANA'S.  TOTTI won victory over KISSYFUR in a 2 minute fray.  I
could tell you things about Kissyfur, stories that circulate in the halls of the
Commission where Snide Clemens sniggers over things you can't imagine, but I won't.
Some idiot is standing in my doorway tapping his foot, wanting to take this report to
the printer, and there's no time to do justice to that epic tale.
     MAJOR DAMAGE (31-600) (83-52-2,324) of MILITARY MAYHEM fought HOPE (20-2555)
(34-37-1,206) of THE FAMILY TREE.  MAJOR DAMAGE won victory over HOPE in a crowd
pleasing 4 minute bout.  And what else could you expect.  "Major damage" isn't an
empty phrase.
     KING UVDAHELL (47-1643) (67-35-1,275) of ROYAL FLUSH fought VERMICIOUS KNID
(106-30) (0-0-0,240) of the College of Mimes.  KING UVDAHELL savagely defeated
VERMICIOUS KNID in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.  And the first standby, odd
that they should all be at the high end of the random matches today.  No doubt
there's some hidden reason for this, such as the departure of the Consortium leaving
holes in our ranks.  Those ladies from the Flower Shoppe especially will be missed.

     DISCO QUEEN (47-1992) (57-25-2,243) of ROYAL FLUSH fought RIRORNI CAPTAIN (106-
26) (0-0-0,200) of the College of Mimes.  DISCO QUEEN luckily beat RIRORNI CAPTAIN in
a 2 minute bloody match.  It wasn't luck, it was the flashing mirrors on the Queen's
crown.  Even a captain among the Rirorni is not up to speed on things like that.
Quiet country folks, the Rirorni, at least until they pick up their swords.
     ACE IN THE HOLE (47-2402) (67-45-1,246) of ROYAL FLUSH fought TELGOR (106-27)
(0-0-0,200) of the College of Mimes.  ACE IN THE HOLE narrowly defeated TELGOR in a
crowd pleasing 7 minute competition.  And this took you seven minutes, Ace?  What
were you doing for the first six and a half?
     DUTCH TREAT (26-1841) (121-38-2,249) of WORLDWIDE GORE fought GOJIRO (106-31)
(0-0-0,220) of the College of Mimes.  DUTCH TREAT handily defeated GOJIRO in an
exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.  Much better.  If you're going to defeat a mime,
this is the way to do it:  handily, exciting, one-sided, and in one minute.  Good
job, Dutch.
     GROLSCH (21-5029) (67-13-4,251) of REAL BEER fought PAUL (35-2349) (41-44-2,192)
of COMMON JOE'S.  GROLSCH defeated PAUL in an exciting 1 minute fight.  Another
victory for Real Beer.
     HARI-KARI (73-3049) (41-6-0,245) of WAY TO GO! II fought MAD CAT (7-2965) (63-
47-6,233) of INSP GADGETS MINIONS.  HARI-KARI vanquished MAD CAT in a 2 minute
gruesome uneven fight.  Speaking of slicing and dicing, I don't want to know what
happened to the cat's... remains.

Ah, the challenge matches:
     KRONOS GRIMHOLT (7-6011) (16-6-1,82) of SENTINELS challenged KARATIA (73-3624)
(27-14-1,90) of KIWI CONNECTION.  Up 8.  KRONOS GRIMHOLT was bested by KARATIA in a
popular 1 minute Challenge competition.  I like to see bold young gladiators here, 
but there's no denying that until they get more experience, they regularly get handed
their heads.  And other parts, but this is a family newsletter.
     OBROJOBO (7-5869) (14-11-1,38) of SENTINELS challenged COLLINGWOOD (39-3798)
(20-7-2,39) of KIWI CONNECTION.  Up 1.  OBROJOBO devastated COLLINGWOOD in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  Interesting that Obrojobo got the most
challenges, but he fought on one of his own.  Might've done better against a
challenger, but you never know with things like that.
     EXPERIENTIA (28-4483) (18-11-0,67) of STEEL AND SILK challenged BARON STONEWALL
(81-85) (29-25-2,92) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Up 25.  EXPERIENTIA devastated BARON
STONEWALL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Stonewall is now, well, gravel
driveway, perhaps.
     ANVIL IRONFIST (81-84) (31-9-0,123) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged GALENA (28-
3505) (22-14-0,140) of BOXOROX.  Up 17.  ANVIL IRONFIST defeated GALENA in a crowd
pleasing 2 minute Challenge duel.  Galema hammers out nicely, which is an advantage
with the high-metal ores.  And a gladiator has to take advantages where he finds
them.
     HUNTSMAN (7-5837) (28-10-0,155) of SENTINELS challenged U.S.S. ARIZONA (34-2643)
(34-24-1,179) of D-DAY SQUAD.  Up 24.  HUNTSMAN was demolished by U.S.S. ARIZONA in a
1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.  That's a dangerous ship to be sailing around
this little island.  And how did it get here, anyway?  It isn't like we're on a
coast.
     THELONIUS (21-6631) (26-7-1,166) of NOMADIC TRIBE challenged UNZOE THE SHAMAN
(31-4940) (34-18-0,167) of THE STORMGUARDS.  Up 1.  THELONIUS devastated UNZOE THE
SHAMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  When you've got rhythm, what else
do you need?  Besides that.

For the title:
     BLOODBATH (60-704) (83-63-2,393) of BASKET WEAVING 101 fought REMARK A BULL (73-
499) (67-27-2,250) of THE BULLS.  BLOODBATH was handily defeated by REMARK A BULL in
a 1 minute uneven Title melee.  And so it goes, with Bloodbath relinquishing the
title to a Bull.  I'd remark on him, but that's a little obvious, and I don't feel
you could have missed it.

Fare you well for another month, and we'll hope for warmer weather.

                                       Ketchum

THE TOWER GUARDIAN            W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 REMARK A BULL 73-499        68  27  2  271  THE BULLS (255)            ERINIKA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MAJOR DAMAGE 31-600         84  52  2  332  MILITARY MAYHEM (37)       CHIMLEVTAL
 KING UVDAHELL 47-1643       68  35  1  283  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 HARI-KARI 73-3049           42   6  0  264  WAY TO GO! II (1010)       ERINIKA
 DUTCH TREAT 26-1841        122  38  2  260  WORLDWIDE GORE (35)        CALEAM
 GROLSCH 21-5029             68  13  4  255  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 ACE IN THE HOLE 47-2402     68  45  1  254  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 DISCO QUEEN 47-1992         58  25  2  249  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 PRIMUS 21-4975              73  18  0  221  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-WHACKING WILLOW 52-3167     47  18  1  207  FLOWER GIRLS (265)         FRATSFA
-FIVE GOLDEN RINGS 16-4331   41  13  0  206  GOLDEN GLADIATORS (577)    WILLAF
 BLACK FLAG 82--19490        39  27  3  206  TONGUE N CHEEK (1203)      DWES EG
 HOPE 20-2555                34  38  1  206  THE FAMILY TREE (717)      SEAM
-BLUE VELVET 11-6248         33  12  0  206  COLORIFIC (1050)           ARUAK CITY
-LAND OF FLUSH 11-4373       26  17  0  206  CONSORTIUM CRAP (1248)     ARUAK CITY
 TOTTI 17-5991               28  14  2  204  ITALIAN FOOTBALL (826)     ALJAFIR
 PAUL 35-2349                41  45  2  203  COMMON JOE'S (509)         MURSKA
 BLOODBATH 60-704            83  64  2  201  BASKET WEAVING 101 (225)   ARADI
 MAD CAT 7-2965              63  48  6  199  INSP GADGETS MINIONS (214) BONSUR
-TINY TIM 60-6042            33  12  1  199  CRAZY CREEPS (363)         ARADI
-DAIRY QUEEN 47-2685         92  48  3  198  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-RAVISHING REDBUD 52-3197    42  17  0  196  FLOWER GIRLS (265)         FRATSFA
 U.S.S. ARIZONA 34-2643      35  24  1  193  D-DAY SQUAD (551)          MONUNTIAL
 BULL FROG 73-4547           30  11  0  193  THE BULLS (255)            ERINIKA
 KISSYFUR 67-2187            34  24  1  188  ALL-STAR NANA'S (787)      BARIKALA
 THELONIUS 21-6631           27   7  1  186  NOMADIC TRIBE (1219)       SUNSET
-LOOGIE CLAP 82--19487       30  22  2  183  TONGUE N CHEEK (1203)      DWES EG

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-SLIPPERY NIPPLE 59-2323     30  20  1  183  HANGOVERS (955)            ILLIS

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 AB DESTINED 4 THE  65-1154  18  10  2  174  PAUL'Z PHARTZ (985)        DAL SHANG
 YOUNG JOAN 28-3534          37  40  1  165  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 50-3449    42  37  0  162  DRUID'S GROVE (1041)       SNOWBOUND
 UNZOE THE SHAMAN 31-4940    34  19  0  161  THE STORMGUARDS (192)      CHIMLEVTAL
-NECROMANCER 78-2520         25   6  1  159  MAGIC ARTISTS (1218)       LIN TIRIAN
 HUNTSMAN 7-5837             28  11  0  154  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 JAVELIN 82--32302           11   5  0  151  THE WEAPONS (1261)         DWES EG

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LAPHROAIG 31-4529           25  17  0  149  SINGLE MALTS (1071)        CHIMLEVTAL
 ANVIL IRONFIST 81-84        32   9  0  142  DRAGONBANE GUILD (1240)    SHADOWSPIRE
 LUMBERING WAIF 8-4346       21  18  0  142  HAPLESS WAIF (1051)        ARKERS
 ZOOLANDER 39-3523           24  11  1  141  WITLESS WONDERS (1052)     XOCHITHLAN
-NIKKO 47-6385               19   4  1  141  LAND OF OZ (28)            NORTH FORK
 NERVE RAKER 21-1874         25  17  1  140  NOMADIC TRIBE (1219)       SUNSET
 GALENA 28-3505              22  15  0  135  BOXOROX (1081)             MORYA
 BANDAGED HAND 20-2765       15   6  2  132  100% NATURAL GROOVE (545)  SEAM
 DESPERADO 28-1152           39  40  2  129  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 GERRICK GRIMM 50-3530       24  37  1  128  DRUID'S GROVE (1041)       SNOWBOUND
 TUNDRA 45-4280              24  16  1  126  ARCTIC WASTES (1256)       STORMCROWE
 OLIANDER 7-5911             24  13  2  124  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 BINGE N PURGE 45-3567       26  15  0  121  EMETICS (1030)             STORMCROWE
 TAMMY FAYE 39-3520          23  12  0  121  WITLESS WONDERS (1052)     XOCHITHLAN
 BILLY LILLY 28-3416         30  38  1  113  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 EVALON ELKHORN 50-3553      29  22  3  105  DRUID'S GROVE (1041)       SNOWBOUND
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 81-614    24  15  0  102  DRAGONBANE GUILD (1240)    SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-SCANDALF 4-6219             31  37  0  100  THE SHALLOWSHIP (1206)     JHELUM
 KARATIA 73-3624             28  14  1   99  KIWI CONNECTION (1232)     ERINIKA
 CRIMSON MIST 8-5047         27  14  1   95  BLOOD RITES (1253)         ARKERS
 EXPERIENTIA 28-4483         19  11  0   95  STEEL AND SILK (1268)      MORYA
-LEGALASS 4-6217             31  36  1   93  THE SHALLOWSHIP (1206)     JHELUM
 D'URVILLE 39-3800           19   7  1   93  KIWI CONNECTION (1277)     XOCHITHLAN

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-LURKING FEAR 47-1755        20  11  0   90  ABYSMAL RITES (1281)       NORTH FORK
-HOBGOBLIN 71-3754           19  16  2   89  SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (1152)  KYR'TERR
 GODSMACK 82--17119          19   6  0   88  TONGUE N CHEEK (1203)      DWES EG
 OBAN 31-4530                19  22  1   87  SINGLE MALTS (1071)        CHIMLEVTAL
 KRONOS GRIMHOLT 7-6011      16   7  1   83  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
-STINGAREE 59-2698           22  13  1   80  ISLANDERS (804)            ILLIS
-DR. DREAM 21-1709           25  16  0   78  NOMADIC TRIBE (1219)       SUNSET
-INGLEMORT JULS 50-3596      20  18  0   78  MIDDLE WAY 6 (1114)        SNOWBOUND
-WHAKAPAPA 39-3801           22   6  4   76  KIWI CONNECTION (1277)     XOCHITHLAN
 RANCID WAIF 8-4413          22  16  0   75  HAPLESS WAIF (1051)        ARKERS
 VELVET FINISH 28-4441       17  18  0   75  STEEL AND SILK (1268)      MORYA
 GHOST DANCER 28-3365        39  30  0   74  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
-OUTCAST ORCHID 52-3870      21   8  2   73  FLOWER GIRLS (265)         FRATSFA
-IT'S BACON 71-3738          16   7  1   73  SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (1152)  KYR'TERR
-KODIAK 47-6487              17  10  5   72  THE BEAR'S PAW (196)       NORTH FORK
 AMELIA 28-3417              31  21  1   71  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 BARON STONEWALL 81-85       29  26  2   71  DRAGONBANE GUILD (1240)    SHADOWSPIRE
-PUP TENT 11-7134            19  13  1   71  BULLDOGS (174)             ARUAK CITY
 DOMJON 50-3554              25  26  3   70  DRUID'S GROVE (1041)       SNOWBOUND
 BALDASSARE 7-6003           18   8  0   68  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
-JACOB MARLEY 45-4351        17   7  1   67  PHANTOM REGIMENT (1279)    STORMCROWE
 HAZE 82--16264              18  11  0   66  NORTHERN LIGHTS (1288)     DWES EG
-ARAGANT 4-6220              36  29  0   64  THE SHALLOWSHIP (1206)     JHELUM
 TOM SMITH DISEASE 50-3400   16  14  0   64  STRANGE TUNES (1085)       SNOWBOUND

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-DUNNIK 81-900               18   7  0   61  CLAN LONGBEARD (1274)      SHADOWSPIRE
 OBROJOBO 7-5869             15  11  1   57  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
-GIMLET 4-6218               25  42  2   55  THE SHALLOWSHIP (1206)     JHELUM
 HALF 45-4384                17  14  2   55  SRETSAMLEUD II (1251)      STORMCROWE
-CHINA MILKMAID 47-6502      14   2  1   55  LAND OF OZ (28)            NORTH FORK
-ANNA BEATRICE 46-4124       16   3  0   51  FANDILS (220)              ARDIVENT
 THE SMELL OF IT 45-3564     17  23  1   43  EMETICS (1030)             STORMCROWE
 SCARLET ROSE 28-4440        15  21  0   34  STEEL AND SILK (1268)      MORYA
-NOVERCAPHOBIA 52-3837       10   1  0   31  WATCH OUT! (1285)          FRATSFA
 COLLINGWOOD 39-3798         20   8  2   29  KIWI CONNECTION (1277)     XOCHITHLAN

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Crysallis -- It was perhaps not the best showing in the regional tournament, but
congrats to those that gave it their all.  Thelonius and I were honored to be members
of the squad.  I was quite surprised and pleased to be able to bring home a couple of
wins for the slow folks! -- Baron Stonewall

     Let the other arenas look down on us for being "slow," we just take the time to
     do things right. -- Ketchum

Oban -- Have I done that once before?  I'll try to avoid that, but if they keep
putting you above me in the rankings, what do you expect? -- Anvil Ironfist

Aragant -- Perhaps you should work on the 'tude a bit if you are going to lose like
that. -- Balliol

     Is there a better way to lose?

D'Urville -- Now that was NOT supposed to happen.  Ugly.  And it may have cost me my
slot on the active roster.  I hate it when that happens. -- Dr. Dream

Binge and Purge -- Now that is just nasty.  If I am going to go to all of the trouble
to hunt something tasty for you the least you could do is keep it down!  Just like
you stayed down on the sands after I put you there. -- Huntsman

The Smell of It -- Talk about a bad draw two turns in a row for you.  I still want to
know what "it" is.  Or maybe I don't? -- Oliander

     You really don't.

Consortium -- Don't let one missed turn drive you away from Crysalis!  It is always
good to have talkative managers present and dueling!  I have no doubt you can help
keep the luster in Crysalis! -- Nomad and gang

Oban -- It was a good last cycle for me.  First, I manage to win two rounds for
Crysalis in the regional tournament, a feat that must rank as my proudest moment on
the sands.  Second, I defeat you for my first win in the advanced games.  Yes,
indeed, these are heady times for the Baron! -- Baron Stonewall

The Smell of It -- Weren't you glad you didn't have to face another random matchup
with Oliander? -- Baldassare

Binge and Purge -- I would think all that purging might leave you weak.  Have you
ever considered giving up that part of your name and seeing what it did for your
endurance?  Just curious. -- Anvil Ironfist

     Not to mention his weight, eh?

Billy -- Now don't get discouraged, these things happen to everyone.  Just look for
more manageable prey, like that bear you were talking about.  That was you, right?
Maybe you could manage a bear? -- Thelonius

U.S.S. Arizona -- I've never fought a whole ship before, and I would prefer not to do
it again.  Ouch! -- Young Joan

Thelonius -- At least the music was good.  But I need some smash, maybe a lot of
smash, after that one. -- Billy Lilly

Huntsman -- I could've done without that. -- Desperado

Scadalf -- Is that anything to say to an innocent girl like me? -- Amelia

Balliol Blackmoon -- And that with the full moon breathing down our necks?  Assuming
the moon breathes, and why shouldn't it?  But it sounds like an uscheduled eclipse to
me. -- Ghost Dancer

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THELONIUS devastated UNZOE THE SHAMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HUNTSMAN was demolished by U.S.S. ARIZONA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
ANVIL IRONFIST defeated GALENA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge duel.
EXPERIENTIA devastated BARON STONEWALL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
OBROJOBO devastated COLLINGWOOD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
KRONOS GRIMHOLT was bested by KARATIA in a popular 1 minute Challenge competition.
BLOODBATH was handily defeated by REMARK A BULL in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
HARI-KARI vanquished MAD CAT in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
GROLSCH defeated PAUL in a exciting 1 minute fight.
DUTCH TREAT handily defeated GOJIRO in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
ACE IN THE HOLE narrowly defeated TELGOR in a crowd pleasing 7 minute competition.
DISCO QUEEN luckily beat RIRORNI CAPTAIN in a 2 minute bloody match.
KING UVDAHELL savagely defeated VERMICIOUS KNID in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.
MAJOR DAMAGE won victory over HOPE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bout.
TOTTI won victory over KISSYFUR in a 2 minute fray.
BLACK FLAG was beaten by PRIMUS in a 2 minute brawl.
BULL FROG viciously subdued ROXANNE DE'MORRE in a popular 2 minute brutal brawl.
TUNDRA was demolished by JAVELIN in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
AB DESTINED 4 THE DA overcame NERVE RAKER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute competition.
LUMBERING WAIF was overpowered by YOUNG JOAN in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven fight.
OLIANDER was overcome by ZOOLANDER in a action packed 1 minute duel.
GERRICK GRIMM devastated D'URVILLE in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
DESPERADO was defeated by LAPHROAIG in a exciting 1 minute duel.
BILLY LILLY was overpowered by BANDAGED HAND in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
BINGE N PURGE won victory over EVALON ELKHORN in a action packed 1 minute bout.
TAMMY FAYE handily defeated CRIMSON MIST in a 1 minute uneven bout.
BALLIOL BLACKMOON beat VELVET FINISH in a action packed 1 minute competition.
HAZE overpowered SCARLET ROSE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
GODSMACK overcame AMELIA in a exciting 1 minute fight.
RANCID WAIF demolished HALF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DOMJON was savagely defeated by OBAN in a popular 2 minute gruesome bout.
TOM SMITH DISEASE was narrowly defeated by GHOST DANCER in a 2 minute contest.
THE SMELL OF IT was overpowered by BALDASSARE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         WALL OF STEEL     69 -  48 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  15 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         LUNGING ATTACK    74 -  62 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  28 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       42 -  40 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         AIMED BLOW        30 -  32 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   45 -  50 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  23 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  38 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  20 -  0      35  |

Turn 217 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    3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  7         4  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      9 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  6                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    REMARK A BULL 73-499       68  27  2  271 THE BULLS (255)
LUNGING ATTACK   KING UVDAHELL 47-1643      68  35  1  283 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
AIMED BLOW       HARI-KARI 73-3049          42   6  0  264 WAY TO GO! II (1010)
TOTAL PARRY      DUTCH TREAT 26-1841       122  38  2  260 WORLDWIDE GORE (35)
PARRY-STRIKE     DISCO QUEEN 47-1992        58  25  2  249 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOPE 20-2555               34  38  1  206 THE FAMILY TREE (717)
BASHING ATTACK   TOTTI 17-5991              28  14  2  204 ITALIAN FOOTBALL (826)
SLASHING ATTACK  PAUL 35-2349               41  45  2  203 COMMON JOE'S (509)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    YOUNG JOAN 28-3534         37  40  1  165 DODGE BULLETS (867)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOOLANDER 39-3523          24  11  1  141 WITLESS WONDERS (1052)

The overall popularity leader is MAJOR DAMAGE 31-600.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KING UVDAHELL 47-1643.  The ten other most popular fighters were ACE IN THE 
HOLE 47-2402, NERVE RAKER 21-1874, MAJOR DAMAGE 31-600, BULL FROG 73-4547, HOPE 
20-2555, OBAN 31-4530, TOM SMITH DISEASE 50-3400, GALENA 28-3505, EXPERIENTIA 
28-4483, and GODSMACK 82--17119.

The least popular fighter this week was HALF 45-4384.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CRIMSON MIST 8-5047, HUNTSMAN 7-5837, UNZOE THE SHAMAN 31-4940, THE 
SMELL OF IT 45-3564, DOMJON 50-3554, AMELIA 28-3417, SCARLET ROSE 28-4440, VELVET 
FINISH 28-4441, BILLY LILLY 28-3416, and DESPERADO 28-1152.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
BONSUR(7)            2  4 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       3  1 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  
ARKERS(8)            1  2 0  MONUNTIAL(34)        1  0 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  0 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  0 0  MURSKA(35)           0  1 0  BARIKALA(67)         0  1 0  
SEAM(20)             1  1 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       2  2 0  ERINIKA(73)          4  0 0  
SUNSET(21)           3  1 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  3 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      2  1 0  
CALEAM(26)           1  0 0  NORTH FORK(47)       3  0 0  DWES EG(82)          3  1 0  
MORYA(28)            3  6 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        1  4 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MAD CAT 7-2965              63  48  6  199  INSP GADGETS MINIONS (214) BONSUR
 LUMBERING WAIF 8-4346       21  18  0  142  HAPLESS WAIF (1051)        ARKERS

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TOTTI 17-5991               28  14  2  204  ITALIAN FOOTBALL (826)     ALJAFIR
 HOPE 20-2555                34  38  1  206  THE FAMILY TREE (717)      SEAM
 GROLSCH 21-5029             68  13  4  255  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 DUTCH TREAT 26-1841        122  38  2  260  WORLDWIDE GORE (35)        CALEAM
 YOUNG JOAN 28-3534          37  40  1  165  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 MAJOR DAMAGE 31-600         84  52  2  332  MILITARY MAYHEM (37)       CHIMLEVTAL
 U.S.S. ARIZONA 34-2643      35  24  1  193  D-DAY SQUAD (551)          MONUNTIAL
 PAUL 35-2349                41  45  2  203  COMMON JOE'S (509)         MURSKA
 ZOOLANDER 39-3523           24  11  1  141  WITLESS WONDERS (1052)     XOCHITHLAN
 TUNDRA 45-4280              24  16  1  126  ARCTIC WASTES (1256)       STORMCROWE
 KING UVDAHELL 47-1643       68  35  1  283  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 50-3449    42  37  0  162  DRUID'S GROVE (1041)       SNOWBOUND
 BLOODBATH 60-704            83  64  2  201  BASKET WEAVING 101 (225)   ARADI
 AB DESTINED 4 THE  65-1154  18  10  2  174  PAUL'Z PHARTZ (985)        DAL SHANG
 KISSYFUR 67-2187            34  24  1  188  ALL-STAR NANA'S (787)      BARIKALA
 REMARK A BULL 73-499        68  27  2  271  THE BULLS (255)            ERINIKA
 ANVIL IRONFIST 81-84        32   9  0  142  DRAGONBANE GUILD (1240)    SHADOWSPIRE
 BLACK FLAG 82--19490        39  27  3  206  TONGUE N CHEEK (1203)      DWES EG