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Date   : 11/02/2010    Duedate: 11/29/2010

CRYSALIS

DM-106    TURN-228

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1-MANEGERIAL M 47/1299    4    0  0  100    6 BLOOD RITES 8/1253     82   85  0 49.1
  2 SPARF! 54/1139       2301 1099 32 67.7      ARCTIC WASTES 45/1256                 
    USELESS TOOLS 57/1249                       TONGUE N CHEEK 82/1203                
    REAL BEER 21/859                            NORTHERN LIGHTS 82/1288               
    ITALIAN FOOTBALL 17/826                   7 500 BPM 77/1260       673  726  7 48.1
    PRIMATES-R-US 25/963                        THE FAMILY TREE 73/906                
    WORLDWIDE GORE 26/35                        KIWI CONNECTION 73/1232               
    PARTY ANIMALS 5/476                         BLACKMAIL 73/1264                     
    CONSORTIUM CRAP 11/1248                     BLACK & BLUE 73/1090                  
    CRYPTICS 25/150                             INSP GADGETS MINIONS 7/214            
    HERE TO PHOENIX 26/871                      D-DAY SQUAD 34/551                    
    MILITARY MAYHEM 31/37                       ALL THE MUN'S MEN 37/219              
    THE BULLS 73/255                            BLOOD 4 THE MASSES 68/1239            
    THINGS GEORGE DOES 73/812                   COMMON JOE'S 35/509                   
    ALPHABET SOUP 73/943                        100% NATURAL GROOVE 20/545            
    ROYAL FLUSH 47/10                           PAUL'Z PHARTZ 65/985                  
    INGRATE WHITE NORTH 60/745                  KIWI CONNECTION 13/747                
    OTTO'S PARTS 52/664                         ALL-STAR NANA'S 67/787                
    AVID FANS 45/199                            OTAGO HIGHLANDERS 14/808              
    SKI TAOS 23/860                             KIWI CONNECTION 39/1277               
    CHAPEL ROCK 79/615                          BLOOD SUCKERS 5/1295                  
    USELESS TOOLS 54/552                        KIWI CONNECTION 59/1292               
    LADIES IN WAITING 8/444                   8 BOXOROX 28/1081       107  117  0 47.8
    OPEN SESAME 50/668                          HAPLESS WAIF 8/1051                   
    CRUEL PET NAMES 40/1117                     WITLESS WONDERS 39/1052               
    HANGOVERS 59/955                            SINGLE MALTS 31/1071                  
    WAY TO GO! II 73/1010                       EMETICS 45/1030                       
  3-FELINES 82/1242       362  180  1 66.8      STRANGE TUNES 50/1085                 
    THE WEAPONS 82/1261                       9-FLOWERED HAM 28/1298   21   28  0 42.9
    MAGIC ARTISTS 78/1218                    10 X-MEN 34/3             50   82  0 37.9
    LAND OF OZ 47/28                            PHANTACITY 28/1252                    
    CHEAP SHOTS 39/1160                         DOGS OF WAR 71/418                    
  4-STEEL BLADES 30/525   113   86  0 56.8      BIG BAD BRAWLERS 71/459               
  5 VIKINGS 10/1208       105  106  0 49.8   11 DODGE BULLETS 28/867  459  796  5 36.6
    HILLTOP GURUS 38/1282                    12 DRUID'S GROV 50/1041   53   94  2 36.1
    DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/1240                 13 YOU PAY I SLA 8/1300    1    4  0 20.0
    SENTINELS 7/1202                         14 KAOS 47/1291            0    2  0  0.0
    NOMADIC TRIBE 21/1219                 

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ At the Gate of Hell ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Blackwind rolled, starting to come back to his feet, but the Shadow was too
fast.  As it pounced, its shape became less a wolf, more catlike, and claws like
scimitars extended from its feet.  It was too close for sword work, but he had his
dagger in his offhand and struck at it quickly.  No time to aim, but he should be
able to make it back off--
     The dagger met no resistance, which unbalanced him further, and he rolled again.
The Shadow fastened claws in his arm, his shoulder, raked his ribs.  His armor was no
more than wishful thinking against the assault, the claws were needles of deadly
cold.  His dagger fell from fingers too cold to keep a grip.  How was he supposed to
fight this thing?  His arm and shoulder were numb, and he was finding it hard to
breathe.
     The Shadow was pouncing again.
     A shout.  A horizontal bar of light that swept above him, shattering the Shadow
when it struck.  "Light, not steel," Redfox panted.  "Can you get up?"
     "I think so."  Blackwind used his good hand to push himself to his feet, but it
was harder than it should have been.  He looked at his ribs and his arm, expecting to
see torn armor soaked with blood.  No tearing, no blood.  No feeling in his arm.
"They attack with cold...."  He shivered.
     "Make light," Redfox said again.  "That's all that stops them."
     Blackwind tried.  "Can't concentrate.  Too cold...."  He blinked, looking
around.  The other four gladiators were all glowing, more like blobs of light in the
shadowy valley than physical people.  Except that one of them was close to him and
BRIGHT, a pillar--  The Malcornishman reached out his good hand to that light, felt
Redfox grip it.  HOT.  But the heat was something he could concentrate on.  Something
he could use to drive back the shadows.
     He focused his mind, invoking light, calling on the warmth of human
companionship, felt warmth and life coming back into himself.  Blackwind realized he
had dropped his sword, but he didn't bend down to get it.  Wasn't sure he could get
back up again, for one thing, but right now, having the sword wouldn't help anyway.
     He and Redfox had become separated from the other three gladiators, but as long
as they stayed together themselves, Blackwind figured they could handle the Shadows.
They had to.

     "So, it's a barrier, a wall," Uncle Wolf mused, squinting at the air.  He turned
his head to glance at Lord Malcorn, who was now standing ten feet away from him.
"Not quite an elemental, not quite a demon... how big is it?  Can we separate and at
least one of us get around it while it blocks the other?"
     Malcorn shrugged.  "I don't like us dividing our forces, not even separating out
the gladiators to guard our backs, much less each of us moving and acting alone.  But
if that's what it takes...."  He moved a little farther to the side, keeping most of
his attention on the invisible entity that blocked their passage toward the Gate of
Hell.
     Wolf resisted the urge to glance over his shoulder at the gladiators.  They
would do the best they could, and it was even more dangerous for him to divide his
attention than his forces.  And right now, his attention had to be on this Thing in
front of him.  The rules governing air elementals in the Nether Realms were clear,
and it could not move without becoming visible, and perhaps not even then--so long as
he watched it closely.  It was his attention that was pinning part of it to this
location, just as Malcorn's attention was pinning another part of it farther along.
How far could it stretch before Malcorn reached an end of it, or its patience
snapped?  Air and fire elementals were not noted for their patience.  Nor lesser
demons, come to that.
     From the corner of his eye, Wolf saw that Malcorn had stopped moving sideways
and was angling forward, toward the Gate.  He must have reached a corner.  The old
shaman bared his teeth in a predator's grin and gathered all his will and knowledge
for whatever would happen next.  Soon, now.  Yes!  A visible ripple in the Thing that
blocked their path.  He hardened his concentration on it.
     Words like hammer-blows.  Malcorn wasn't shouting, but the words rolled out of
him like an avalanche.  The power behind them--  Most people saw Lord Malcorn as big
and slow and friendly, ordinary, and maybe not too bright.  They never guessed at
this side of the man.  He had been born to hold the barrier that protected the normal
world from all the Realms Beyond.  It was the gift and the responsibility of his
lineage, and he did it very well.
     The Thing rippled again, the visible Gate beyond it dancing as through heat
waves, and something... cracked.  The demon began to condense out of it.  Spidery
limbs, fragile-looking iridescent wings, huge, glassy eyes.  The kind of demon Wolf's
own teach had called a Mirage-Flitter.  A natural choice, perhaps, if one wanted to
meld a demon with an air elemental, but the Flitter was weak in its own identity.  A
pest rather than a dire threat.  It shrieked, a thin keening at the upper edge of
audibility.  Sharp as broken glass, but wild--whatever had been done to bind this
Flitter to the elemental had driven it mad.
     More words from Malcorn, surrounded by the crackle and ring of shattering glass.
Faintly bluish fluid trickled down the Flitter's wings as it struggled to pull free
of the elemental that must have seemed like a prison to it.  It shrieked again,
flailing with its bleeding wings.
     Wolf lifted his sword, concentrated his power, and skewered the mad thing
through the heart.  He was already in motion when he saw the trap that lurked
behind/within the Flitter, and it was much too late to stop.

starting Near Vithicar:

     Tyre didn't curse as he trudged along under a heavy pack.  Sidon didn't curse,
either.  But Master Darque could tell they were both thinking about it.  He didn't
owe them--or anyone else--an explanation.  But they'd been with him a long time, were
loyal and reliable....
     "We can't travel magically because of the disturbance the idiot in Kurukar is
creating," he said.  "When we get down off the mountain, we might hire horses."
     Tyre said, "Ah," and Sidon nodded and almost smiled.  They resettled their packs
and kept walking.
     And walking.  It was a long way down off the mountain, which was one reason why
he'd picked that cave system to establish a laboratory in the first place.  Close to
the nexus of power that was Vithicar, and a long way from anywhere else.  Master
Darque had a lot of enemies, which was inconvenient but also a mark of his successes.
Practically a way of keeping score.
     He dismissed that idle thought from his mind.  What of the Black Kaliv of
Kurukar?  He needed a plan.  The first step would be to assemble all he knew about
the man, all he had picked up in bits and minute pieces over the years.
     Brother to the First Wife of the Satrap of Zuwayza, given the rule of Kurukar at
his sister's insistence when the previous kaliv had become incapacitated.  Some kind
of lingering debility on the previous man's part, and the possibility that it might
have been magically induced by his successor was... not something Darque had ever
heard suggested.  But it might be so, and might be worth considering.  Still, not
immediately critical.  Except that a man who could and would use magic to open a path
to power for himself, behavior which seemed to Darque quite... normal, even
admirable, had chosen Kurukar.  Why?  The place was a backwater.  A benighted
province with a poor climate and no great resources.  Why had the Black Kaliv not
chosen Aljafir?  Or Jurine?  Or...?
     Ah!  A very old image emerged from the vaults of his memory.  Centuries old, he
had been--briefly--studying the magical foundation of Alastari with some Fratsfan.
The man's name eluded him but probably didn't matter.  What mattered was the map.  It
had shown the lines of power that criss-crossed the isthmus of Alastari, and though
towns and borders, even rivers, had changed, the lines of power, what humans called
the "ley lines," would not have done so.  Not to any degree that mattered, anyway.
And there had been a major node in the area that was now Kurukar.
     So the Black Kaliv had made that choice for a sound reason.  Good to know.
There might be a way to turn that knowledge into a weapon, which was something Master
Darque excelled at:  turning knowledge into weapons.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 328): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 278): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): KANA BALISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 275): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): IMMACULATECOLLECTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 229): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 229): ARAMIS RAMIREZ of PURPLE PLATYPI (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 227): JAVELIN of THE WEAPONS (Consortium, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 328): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 278): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): OPHIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 275): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 261): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 229): NEW YORK (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 229): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): BAD SIGNS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 227): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 327): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                          (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): PEP RALLY of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                              WASNIS of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                         Reflections by the Chief Tower Guard

     A javelin is a light spear designed primarily for casting as a ranged weapon.
The javelin is almost always thrown by hand unlike the arrow and slingshot which are
projectiles shot from a mechanism.  However, hurling devices do exist to assist the
thrower in achieving greater distance.  The word javelin comes from Middle English
and it derives from Old French javeline, a diminutive of javelot which meant spear.
The word javelot probably originated from the Celtic language.
     I try to hold mine in hand since The Commission frowns on excess hurling.  (No
wonder there are few parties at the Isle.)
          Javelin, The Weapons     TGII

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Welcome CRYSALIS.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with TRASH CAN? 
It actually beat BOXOROX's GALENA, and walked away with 48 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at CRYSALIS while they watched CLOTTO clobber DAIRY QUEEN.  
She lost 69 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  What a role 
model for CRYSALIS' young 'uns!  JAVELIN becomes Duelmaster, but don't bother to 
fight no more!  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for ROYAL FLUSH's outstanding 
member, Duelmaster KING UVDAHELL.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to 
practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, ALL THE MUN'S 
MEN!  In my day, no team with a 112-96-2 would scare me off!  What's the problem, 
ROYAL FLUSH?  What do people see in HUNTSMAN?  His 34-14-0?  SENTINELS ain't talkin', 
but he's got 194 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

THE TOWER GUARDIAN            W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KING UVDAHELL 47-1643       74  35  1  366  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DUTCH TREAT 26-1841        128  38  2  329  WORLDWIDE GORE (35)        CALEAM
 REMARK A BULL 73-499        74  27  2  321  THE BULLS (255)            ERINIKA
 PRIMUS 21-4975              80  18  0  313  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 GROLSCH 21-5029             74  14  4  258  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
-JAVELIN 82--32302           18   5  0  250  THE WEAPONS (1261)         DWES EG
 AVONSIDE 13-3927            44  59  1  247  KIWI CONNECTION (747)      DULLENS
 KING FORADAY 47-3762        62  52  4  244  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 RUBBER KNIFE 57-2546        35   8  2  243  USELESS TOOLS (1249)       ANDOR
 TRASH CAN 50-3403           20   3  4  243  OPEN SESAME (668)          SNOWBOUND
 LITTLE SIR GRUNGE 25-948    82  63  4  241  CRYPTICS (150)             LYRATILAN
 LAND OF FLUSH 11-4373       30  18  0  231  CONSORTIUM CRAP (1248)     ARUAK CITY
 SKIN PEELER 73-5716         32   9  2  227  BLACKMAIL (1264)           ERINIKA
 DISCO QUEEN 47-1992         61  27  2  225  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 THE REFEREE 45-1091         76  49  4  223  AVID FANS (199)            STORMCROWE
-TABBY 82-29373              23   9  0  221  FELINES (1242)             DWES EG
 TOTTI 17-5991               33  15  2  213  ITALIAN FOOTBALL (826)     ALJAFIR
 MISS ZING 8-824             66  50  3  212  LADIES IN WAITING (444)    ARKERS
 BLUE BLOOD 73-3657          37  25  1  212  BLACK & BLUE (1090)        ERINIKA

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WEINERMUN 37-2635           72  72  3  210  ALL THE MUN'S MEN (219)    SIBIKHAS
 ANVIL IRONFIST 81-84        37  13  0  207  DRAGONBANE GUILD (1240)    SHADOWSPIRE
-MOSGIEL 14-3836             42  29  2  205  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR
 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE 68-4666    26  24  1  205  BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (1239)  FIREHOLD
 RUBBER KNIFE 54-2038        61  44  1  203  USELESS TOOLS (552)        TROCAR
-PAUL 35-2349                43  47  2  202  COMMON JOE'S (509)         MURSKA
 THELONIUS 21-6631           29  14  1  201  NOMADIC TRIBE (1219)       SUNSET
 BLACK FLAG 82--19490        43  34  3  200  TONGUE N CHEEK (1203)      DWES EG
 JIVE 25-624                104  66  1  196  CRYPTICS (150)             LYRATILAN
-MAD CAT 7-2965              68  50  6  196  INSP GADGETS MINIONS (214) BONSUR
 TAOS 26-4042                27  17  1  196  HERE TO PHOENIX (871)      CALEAM
-ACE METRIC 47-3554          27  20  0  195  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-BEERVAHNA 60-4292           36  33  3  194  INGRATE WHITE NORTH (745)  ARADI
 HUNTSMAN 7-5837             34  14  0  194  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
-SERB SMASHER 71-1393        24  17  2  194  DOGS OF WAR (418)          KYR'TERR
 CHUCK NORRIS 71-993         22  16  1  194  BIG BAD BRAWLERS (459)     KYR'TERR
 YOUNG JOAN 28-3534          40  48  1  193  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
-ROTTEN LIVER 52-2902        36  17  1  193  OTTO'S PARTS (664)         FRATSFA
 SLIPPERY NIPPLE 59-2323     32  23  1  193  HANGOVERS (955)            ILLIS
-PAT 35-2292                 51  56  2  192  COMMON JOE'S (509)         MURSKA
 HUNZICKER BOWL 23-4182      43  24  2  192  SKI TAOS (860)             TI
 LOOGIE CLAP 82--19487       32  27  2  191  TONGUE N CHEEK (1203)      DWES EG

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FIGHTER ACE 47-1189         76  51  6  190  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-HARI-KARI 73-3049           45   8  0  190  WAY TO GO! II (1010)       ERINIKA
-MONKEY BUSINESS 25-4040     34  18  1  190  PRIMATES-R-US (963)        LYRATILAN
 CUBA 26-3917                33  13  0  190  HERE TO PHOENIX (871)      CALEAM
-WHIRLWIND 30-3437           31  23  0  190  STEEL BLADES (525)         IAYE
 GALENA 28-3505              28  20  0  190  BOXOROX (1081)             MORYA
 TAMMY FAYE 39-3520          26  20  0  190  WITLESS WONDERS (1052)     XOCHITHLAN
 VIKING RAIDER 54-2885       23   8  1  190  SPARF! (1139)              TROCAR
-SITS ON HIS DUFF 73-1810    42  24  4  189  THINGS GEORGE DOES (812)   ERINIKA
 F.O.A.D. 73-442             33  15  2  189  ALPHABET SOUP (943)        ERINIKA
-BODDINGTON'S 21-5035        25  15  0  189  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
-BULL DURHAM 5-4324          35  20  1  188  PARTY ANIMALS (476)        KALTOS
 PHILLIP THE BIRD 40-3708    20  17  1  187  CRUEL PET NAMES (1117)     ZENSU
 BLACK JACK SHELACK 47-4850  37  23  2  185  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-GENERAL PUBLIC 31-3112      25  22  1  182  MILITARY MAYHEM (37)       CHIMLEVTAL
 POPE PAUL II 79-1317        32  30  0  181  CHAPEL ROCK (615)          MIROI CHANG

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DAIRY QUEEN 47-2685         97  49  3  180  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-KISSYFUR 67-2187            34  32  1  180  ALL-STAR NANA'S (787)      BARIKALA
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 50-3449    46  44  0  177  DRUID'S GROVE (1041)       SNOWBOUND
-BULL FROG 73-4547           31  14  0  176  THE BULLS (255)            ERINIKA
 DESPERADO 28-1152           45  45  2  175  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
-STINGRAY 30-2264            34  31  0  175  STEEL BLADES (525)         IAYE
 LAPHROAIG 31-4529           29  24  0  175  SINGLE MALTS (1071)        CHIMLEVTAL
 GODSMACK 82--17119          25  11  0  173  TONGUE N CHEEK (1203)      DWES EG
-BASE ON BULLS 73-3101       30  11  4  172  THE BULLS (255)            ERINIKA
 HAZE 82--16264              25  15  0  171  NORTHERN LIGHTS (1288)     DWES EG
-U.S.S. ARIZONA 34-2643      39  28  1  169  D-DAY SQUAD (551)          MONUNTIAL
 BANDAGED HAND 20-2765       18  12  2  169  100% NATURAL GROOVE (545)  SEAM
 BINGE N PURGE 45-3567       30  22  0  168  EMETICS (1030)             STORMCROWE
-NECROMANCER 78-2520         26   7  1  165  MAGIC ARTISTS (1218)       LIN TIRIAN
 GHOST DANCER 28-3365        46  34  0  163  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 EVALON ELKHORN 50-3553      32  30  3  162  DRUID'S GROVE (1041)       SNOWBOUND
 TUNDRA 45-4280              30  21  1  162  ARCTIC WASTES (1256)       STORMCROWE
 KARATIA 73-3624             35  16  1  156  KIWI CONNECTION (1232)     ERINIKA
 GERRICK GRIMM 50-3530       27  45  1  155  DRUID'S GROVE (1041)       SNOWBOUND
 LUMBERING WAIF 8-4346       27  23  0  155  HAPLESS WAIF (1051)        ARKERS
 OBAN 31-4530                22  30  1  154  SINGLE MALTS (1071)        CHIMLEVTAL
-SMIRK 39-3606               33  10  0  153  CHEAP SHOTS (1160)         XOCHITHLAN
-NIKKO 47-6385               21   5  1  153  LAND OF OZ (28)            NORTH FORK

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 81-614    29  19  0  150  DRAGONBANE GUILD (1240)    SHADOWSPIRE
-CHINA MILKMAID 47-6502      19   2  1  150  LAND OF OZ (28)            NORTH FORK
 ZOOLANDER 39-3523           27  19  1  149  WITLESS WONDERS (1052)     XOCHITHLAN
 KRONOS GRIMHOLT 7-6011      22   9  1  148  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 ADAM'S APPLE 52-3203        28  15  0  145  OTTO'S PARTS (664)         FRATSFA
 PUPPY ON PATROL 71-1613     23  22  0  138  DOGS OF WAR (418)          KYR'TERR
 BALDASSARE 7-6003           23  12  0  136  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 BILLY LILLY 28-3416         32  47  1  134  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
-AB DESTINED 4 THE  65-1154  19  17  2  134  PAUL'Z PHARTZ (985)        DAL SHANG
 SAMURAI STRIKER 71-62       22  26  1  132  DOGS OF WAR (418)          KYR'TERR
 CRIMSON MIST 8-5047         31  21  1  129  BLOOD RITES (1253)         ARKERS
 NUMBSKULL 52-2948           13   5  2  116  OTTO'S PARTS (664)         FRATSFA
-SRAN3E 28-4382              20  16  0  115  PHANTACITY (1252)          MORYA
-BROTHER JEROME 46-4152      34   5  0  107  FANDILS (220)              ARDIVENT

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-MIKE TYSON 71-360           27  12  1   98  BIG BAD BRAWLERS (459)     KYR'TERR
 GURU GNU 38-4784            12   1  0   97  HILLTOP GURUS (1282)       CLIFFHOME
-MAJOR MARTIN 30-4807        30   5  0   95  LENPROS (189)              IAYE
-KAHR, JACK 39-3637          25  16  2   93  CRIMINAL ELEMENT (923)     XOCHITHLAN

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-D'URVILLE 39-3800           22  12  1   92  KIWI CONNECTION (1277)     XOCHITHLAN

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SCUMMY BOY 73-3371          16   7  0   90  THE FAMILY TREE (906)      ERINIKA
-RINDEL 29-5346              24  17  0   89  MID EARTH (154)            LAPUR
 RANCID WAIF 8-4413          30  19  0   88  HAPLESS WAIF (1051)        ARKERS
-OPASAN 28-4381              22  19  1   88  PHANTACITY (1252)          MORYA
-BLACK BEE 11-7245           26   9  0   87  ANIMAL FARM (1095)         ARUAK CITY
 GABBER KNIGHT 77-2243        6   1  0   84  500 BPM (1260)             MAZGOURRAH
 WITCH 71-1841               24  16  1   83  DOGS OF WAR (418)          KYR'TERR
-SECI 28-4464                22  17  3   83  PHANTACITY (1252)          MORYA
-CASS DOLAN 50-3625          19  25  1   83  MIDDLE WAY 6 (1114)        SNOWBOUND
 THE SMELL OF IT 45-3564     22  29  1   82  EMETICS (1030)             STORMCROWE
 TOM SMITH DISEASE 50-3400   21  20  0   80  STRANGE TUNES (1085)       SNOWBOUND
-COLLINGWOOD 39-3798         22  14  2   78  KIWI CONNECTION (1277)     XOCHITHLAN
-LADY WINTER 45-4231         22  10  0   76  NORTHERN LIGHTS (1042)     STORMCROWE
-VENUS TRAP HAMMER 28-4456   21   4  2   75  FLOWERED HAMMERZ (1298)    MORYA
-LODEN NORVIS 31-5693        16  26  0   74  MIDDLE WAY 7 (1131)        CHIMLEVTAL
-HOUND 11-7230               23   3  1   73  BULLDOGS (174)             ARUAK CITY
 HAGAR BLUETOOTH 10-5850     22   3  1   73  VIKINGS (1208)             KOLACT
 LORD EXETER 81-932          22  14  0   71  DRAGONBANE GUILD (1240)    SHADOWSPIRE
-GOLDEN EAGLE 16-5873        20  11  0   71  GOLDEN GLADIATORS (577)    WILLAF
-VIRIDIO 81-1145             19  13  0   70  WARMASTERS (1254)          SHADOWSPIRE
-BLACK ROSE HAMMER 28-4339   19   9  2   68  FLOWERED HAMMERZ (1298)    MORYA
-MINUTE STEAK 11-7252        20   7  0   67  BULLDOGS (174)             ARUAK CITY
 MOSQUITO 5-5011             16  11  1   67  BLOOD SUCKERS (1295)       KALTOS
-SQUEEZE 73-5788             20   5  0   65  BLACKMAIL (1264)           ERINIKA
-PETER THE GREAT 71-6230     16   7  4   61  DOGS OF WAR (418)          KYR'TERR
 DOMJON 50-3554              27  35  3   57  DRUID'S GROVE (1041)       SNOWBOUND
-IRON IMPACTER 29-5315       15  11  1   57  METAL MINCERS (276)        LAPUR
 CAJETAN 7-6036              15   7  1   57  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 AMELIA 28-3417              36  27  1   52  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 CREDIT CARD 5-4052          18   9  0   47  BLOOD SUCKERS (1295)       KALTOS
 MAGNETO 34-1665             15  21  0   44  X-MEN (3)                  MONUNTIAL
 MY SHADOW 47-6649           12   4  1   44  KAOS (1291)                NORTH FORK
-WHAKAPAPA 39-3801           23  12  4   43  KIWI CONNECTION (1277)     XOCHITHLAN
-GISBORNE 59-2709            15  16  0   37  KIWI CONNECTION (1292)     ILLIS
-DEAD LEE 8-3142             10   2  0   32  YOU PAY I SLAY (1300)      ARKERS

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN
GALENA 28-3505            28  20  0 BOXOROX 1081           TRASH CAN 50-3403         228

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

     Whatever laid Jorja low has communicated itself to me, so there will be no hand
    -written spy report today.  My apologies. -- Ketchum

Tundra -- I wore a heavy coat.  You are so easy.  I relished the title least popular.
Soooooo cooooool! -- Smirk

Serb Smasher -- Perhaps that was an error in my dark judgement? -- Necromancer

Beervahna -- I believe little kitty cats are your nemesis. -- Tabby

Blue Blood -- Gotta love when a plan works out.  Better luck next time. -- Javelin

Crysalis -- Sorry to see some of my all time faves move on to Primus this turn, as
King Uvdahell, Primus and Grolsch all head off for their first taste of Primus
retirement, while Remark A Bull heads back for his 2nd retirement. -- Crip and all
his Crap

Mad Cat -- I was ready to go to the tourney, but forgot what style I was. -- Little
Sir Grunge

Black Flag -- I thought I might have to hoist a white one -- The Referee

Anvil Ironfist -- Tough matchup, but I suspect you'll find more tough foes here in
the turns to come. -- Primus, who's off to Primus

Tabby -- I think I may have to cough up a furball after that. -- Beervahna

Loogie C. -- If you're happy and you know it, clap your loogie!  If you're happy and
you know it, clap your loogie!  If you're happy and you know it and you really want
to show it, if you're happy and you know it, clap your loogie! -- Sits on His Duff

Tammy Faye -- Dang knockdowns.  I've feel like croaking. -- Bull Frog

Young Joan -- Care for a little island hopping. -- Cuba

Sorry no personals this time.  Been really sick. -- Jorja and whoever she's running
here

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE REFEREE viciously subdued DEVIL'S ADVOCATE in a 16 minute Challenge fight.
FIGHTER ACE was demolished by AVONSIDE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
POPE PAUL II was viciously subdued by YOUNG JOAN in a 5 minute Challenge contest.
TAOS was demolished by SKIN PEELER in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
DISCO QUEEN viciously subdued ANVIL IRONFIST in a 7 minute Challenge match.
BLACK JACK SHELACK was overpowered by BLUE BLOOD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
TRASH CAN slaughtered GALENA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SLIPPERY NIPPLE vanquished BINGE N PURGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
NUMBSKULL was defeated by CRIMSON MIST in a action packed 1 minute Challenge match.
ADAM'S APPLE was narrowly defeated by TUNDRA in a exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.
BALDASSARE slimly lost to LUMBERING WAIF in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
HAGAR BLUETOOTH subdued MOSQUITO in a popular 3 minute Challenge brawl.
LORD EXETER handily defeated CREDIT CARD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
REMARK A BULL vanquished ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a 3 minute mismatched bout.
PRIMUS narrowly defeated WEINERMUN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody brawl.
GROLSCH overpowered THELONIUS in a exciting 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
LITTLE SIR GRUNGE overpowered RIRORNI COOK in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DUTCH TREAT savagely defeated CRYSALIS GUARD in a action packed 5 minute brutal fight.
RUBBER KNIFE overpowered CHUCK NORRIS in a action packed 1 minute uneven fray.
KING FORADAY devastated CLOTTO in a popular 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
DAIRY QUEEN was vanquished by CLOTTO in a action packed 1 minute gory one-sided match.
KING UVDAHELL overpowered BLACK FLAG in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title match.
LAND OF FLUSH handily defeated TAMMY FAYE in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
TOTTI handily defeated HAZE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PHILLIP THE BIRD was defeated by ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a 4 minute fight.
LOOGIE CLAP was overpowered by MISS ZING in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
F.O.A.D. overpowered GERRICK GRIMM in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
HUNZICKER BOWL viciously subdued ROXANNE DE'MORRE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
RUBBER KNIFE overpowered EVALON ELKHORN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
VIKING RAIDER was demolished by AMBER WOLFWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
CUBA was handily defeated by AMBER WOLFWALKER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
HUNTSMAN viciously subdued BANDAGED HAND in a action packed 2 minute gory match.
JIVE overpowered GHOST DANCER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal one-sided duel.
KRONOS GRIMHOLT was handily defeated by DESPERADO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LAPHROAIG defeated SAMURAI STRIKER in a action packed 1 minute battle.
GODSMACK won victory over ZOOLANDER in a exciting 2 minute struggle.
KARATIA handily defeated PUPPY ON PATROL in a popular 1 minute mismatched duel.
BALLIOL BLACKMOON devastated FLOYD in a action packed 1 minute mismatched match.
OBAN savagely defeated BILLY LILLY in a popular 2 minute brutal match.
GABBER KNIGHT overpowered DOMJON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SCUMMY BOY savagely defeated CAJETAN in a 9 minute gory fray.
WITCH was viciously subdued by GURU GNU in a exciting 3 minute brutal duel.
TOM SMITH DISEASE handily defeated MAGNETO in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
MY SHADOW was overpowered by RANCID WAIF in a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched bout.
THE SMELL OF IT handily defeated AMELIA in a exciting 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  22         PARRY-LUNGE       25 -   8 -  0      76  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   14         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  17 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  24 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         LUNGING ATTACK   103 -  94 -  1      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     69 -  66 -  0      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  38 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         AIMED BLOW        30 -  38 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   41 -  52 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  23 -  0      34  |

Turn 228 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      6 -  8         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK    11 - 11     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KING UVDAHELL 47-1643      74  35  1  366 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
TOTAL PARRY      DUTCH TREAT 26-1841       128  38  2  329 WORLDWIDE GORE (35)
WALL OF STEEL    REMARK A BULL 73-499       74  27  2  321 THE BULLS (255)
PARRY-LUNGE      AVONSIDE 13-3927           44  59  1  247 KIWI CONNECTION (747)
BASHING ATTACK   KING FORADAY 47-3762       62  52  4  244 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
PARRY-STRIKE     DISCO QUEEN 47-1992        61  27  2  225 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
SLASHING ATTACK  WEINERMUN 37-2635          72  72  3  210 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (219)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JIVE 25-624               104  66  1  196 CRYPTICS (150)
STRIKING ATTACK  TAMMY FAYE 39-3520         26  20  0  190 WITLESS WONDERS (1052)
AIMED BLOW       KARATIA 73-3624            35  16  1  156 KIWI CONNECTION (1232)

The overall popularity leader is THE REFEREE 45-1091.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GURU GNU 38-4784.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE REFEREE 
45-1091, WEINERMUN 37-2635, YOUNG JOAN 28-3534, DISCO QUEEN 47-1992, PHILLIP THE BIRD 
40-3708, OBAN 31-4530, ADAM'S APPLE 52-3203, TUNDRA 45-4280, HUNTSMAN 7-5837, and 
DEVIL'S ADVOCATE 68-4666.

The least popular fighter this week was CAJETAN 7-6036.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MAGNETO 34-1665, DOMJON 50-3554, KRONOS GRIMHOLT 7-6011, CUBA 26-3917, 
GERRICK GRIMM 50-3530, HAZE 82--16264, CREDIT CARD 5-4052, BINGE N PURGE 45-3567, 
GALENA 28-3505, and AMELIA 28-3417.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
KALTOS(5)            0  2 0  CALEAM(26)           1  2 0  FRATSFA(52)          0  2 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  3 0  MORYA(28)            2  4 0  TROCAR(54)           1  1 0  
ARKERS(8)            4  0 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       2  0 0  ANDOR(57)            1  0 0  
KOLACT(10)           1  0 0  MONUNTIAL(34)        0  1 0  ILLIS(59)            1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  0 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         0  1 0  FIREHOLD(68)         0  1 0  
DULLENS(13)          1  0 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        1  0 0  KYR'TERR(71)         0  4 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  0 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       0  2 0  ERINIKA(73)          6  0 0  
SEAM(20)             0  1 0  ZENSU(40)            0  1 0  MAZGOURRAH(77)       1  0 0  
SUNSET(21)           2  1 0  STORMCROWE(45)       3  1 0  MIROI CHANG(79)      0  1 0  
TI(23)               1  0 0  NORTH FORK(47)       3  4 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      2  1 0  
LYRATILAN(25)        2  0 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        2  4 1  DWES EG(82)          1  3 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOSQUITO 5-5011             16  11  1   67  BLOOD SUCKERS (1295)       KALTOS
 HUNTSMAN 7-5837             34  14  0  194  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 MISS ZING 8-824             66  50  3  212  LADIES IN WAITING (444)    ARKERS
 HAGAR BLUETOOTH 10-5850     22   3  1   73  VIKINGS (1208)             KOLACT
 LAND OF FLUSH 11-4373       30  18  0  231  CONSORTIUM CRAP (1248)     ARUAK CITY
 AVONSIDE 13-3927            44  59  1  247  KIWI CONNECTION (747)      DULLENS
 TOTTI 17-5991               33  15  2  213  ITALIAN FOOTBALL (826)     ALJAFIR
 BANDAGED HAND 20-2765       18  12  2  169  100% NATURAL GROOVE (545)  SEAM
 PRIMUS 21-4975              80  18  0  313  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 HUNZICKER BOWL 23-4182      43  24  2  192  SKI TAOS (860)             TI
 LITTLE SIR GRUNGE 25-948    82  63  4  241  CRYPTICS (150)             LYRATILAN
 DUTCH TREAT 26-1841        128  38  2  329  WORLDWIDE GORE (35)        CALEAM
 YOUNG JOAN 28-3534          40  48  1  193  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 LAPHROAIG 31-4529           29  24  0  175  SINGLE MALTS (1071)        CHIMLEVTAL
 MAGNETO 34-1665             15  21  0   44  X-MEN (3)                  MONUNTIAL
 WEINERMUN 37-2635           72  72  3  210  ALL THE MUN'S MEN (219)    SIBIKHAS
 GURU GNU 38-4784            12   1  0   97  HILLTOP GURUS (1282)       CLIFFHOME
 TAMMY FAYE 39-3520          26  20  0  190  WITLESS WONDERS (1052)     XOCHITHLAN
 PHILLIP THE BIRD 40-3708    20  17  1  187  CRUEL PET NAMES (1117)     ZENSU
 THE REFEREE 45-1091         76  49  4  223  AVID FANS (199)            STORMCROWE
 KING UVDAHELL 47-1643       74  35  1  366  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 TRASH CAN 50-3403           20   3  4  243  OPEN SESAME (668)          SNOWBOUND
 ADAM'S APPLE 52-3203        28  15  0  145  OTTO'S PARTS (664)         FRATSFA
 RUBBER KNIFE 54-2038        61  44  1  203  USELESS TOOLS (552)        TROCAR
 RUBBER KNIFE 57-2546        35   8  2  243  USELESS TOOLS (1249)       ANDOR
 SLIPPERY NIPPLE 59-2323     32  23  1  193  HANGOVERS (955)            ILLIS
 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE 68-4666    26  24  1  205  BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (1239)  FIREHOLD
 CHUCK NORRIS 71-993         22  16  1  194  BIG BAD BRAWLERS (459)     KYR'TERR
 REMARK A BULL 73-499        74  27  2  321  THE BULLS (255)            ERINIKA
 GABBER KNIGHT 77-2243        6   1  0   84  500 BPM (1260)             MAZGOURRAH
 POPE PAUL II 79-1317        32  30  0  181  CHAPEL ROCK (615)          MIROI CHANG
 ANVIL IRONFIST 81-84        37  13  0  207  DRAGONBANE GUILD (1240)    SHADOWSPIRE
 BLACK FLAG 82--19490        43  34  3  200  TONGUE N CHEEK (1203)      DWES EG