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Date   : 01/24/2012    Duedate: 02/20/2012

CRYSALIS ARENA

DM 106    TURN 244

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 SPARF! 54/1139      2463 1179  32 67.6      STEEL BLADES 30/525
    CRYPTICS 25/150                             RANDOM BLADES 50/550
    SKI TAOS 23/860                           5 500 BPM 77/1260      788  787   7 50.0
    AVID FANS 45/199                            BLOOD SUCKERS 5/1295
    HANGOVERS 59/955                            KIWI CONNECTION 4/1305
    REAL BEER 21/859                            KIWI CONNECTION 13/747
    THE BULLS 73/255                            KIWI CONNECTION 73/1232
    BLOWN AWAY 44/398                           KIWI CONNECTIONS 75/1307
    ROYAL FLUSH 47/10                           OTAGO HIGHLANDERS 14/808
    KING'S COURT 11/34                          KIWI CONNECTION II 54/1333
    OPEN SESAME 50/668                        6 VIKINGS 10/1208      146  161   1 47.6
    CHAPEL ROCK 59/1108                         SENTINELS 7/1202
    OTTO'S PARTS 52/664                         HILLTOP GURUS 38/1282
    PARTY ANIMALS 5/476                         NOMADIC TRIBE 21/1219
    ALPHABET SOUP 73/943                        DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/1240
    PRIMATES-R-US 25/963                      7 BLOOD RITES 8/1253   126  140   1 47.4
    USELESS TOOLS 54/552                        FULL SPECTRUM 1/1332
    WORLDWIDE GORE 26/35                        ARCTIC WASTES 45/1256
    MILITARY MAYHEM 31/37                       TONGUE N CHEEK 82/1203
    USELESS TOOLS 57/1249                       NORTHERN LIGHTS 82/1288
    WAY TO GO! II 73/1010                     8 WITLESS WON 39/1052  132  162   0 44.9
    HERE TO PHOENIX 26/871                    9 X-MEN 34/3            59  100   0 37.1
    CONSORTIUM CRAP 11/1248                     DOGS OF WAR 71/418
    CRUEL PET NAMES 40/1117                     PHANTACITY 28/1252
    LADIES IN WAITING 8/444                     OLLIS HEROES 83/1302
    THINGS GEORGE DOES 73/812                   BIG BAD BRAWLERS 71/459
    INGRATE WHITE NORTH 60/745               10 DODGE BULLET 28/867  495  878   5 36.1
  2 FELINES 82/1242      404  202   1 66.7      MIDDLE WAY 8 52/1271
    COLOR TUNES 82/1235                         MIDDLE WAY 9 72/1325
    FLOWER GIRLS 52/265                         MIDDLE WAY 18 73/1310
    THE WEAPONS 82/1261                         MIDDLE WAY 21 83/1309
    DARK TOADS 05Q 82/1311                      CIRQUE DU MASQUES 58/843
  3 ORCISH IDIOM 8/1266  104   82   1 55.9   11 TALL TALES 59/1335     2    0   0  100
  4-DEMONIC FURY 44/454  129  118   0 52.2   12-PAWN OF PRO 47/1334    0    1   0  0.0

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 344): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 245): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 61): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 243): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 245): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 61): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 243): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                   (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                               AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                         Reflections by the Chief Tower Guard

     Not sure why I missed the turn before last, but thanks to Mosgiel for keeping my
bun warmer warm.  Rumour has it that there's a tourney going on, but none of Crip's
active ADM warriors are participating this time around.  He's not expecting much from
his token entries being led by the Consortium.  Of course, if any should fluke into a
TV, I'll have to acknowledge the superior leadership of the Consortium Clan.  I think
the boss is close to letting me go to a tourney, but he likes watching my recognition
points increase here as well.

Dutch Treat
Worldwide Gore
Tower Guardian of Crysalis

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     A cold day, but a sunny one.  I can take the cold if the sun shines.  Well, and
if it isn't extreme.  Before I get into the spy report itself, I'll just mention an
offer that has been made:  If the members of this arena should so desire, the mother
of one of the Commission staff members has offered to provide us with an article on
making cloth dolls, in lieu of a spy report.  I'm told they're good articles, but as
I don't have much interest in cloth dolls myself, that's just hearsay.  I believe the
head of the Commission's office staff has declined.  Think what you might be missing!

     To business.  Ace Frehley had the largest point gain at 29.  Torans Ulrik had
the biggest drop at 21.  Steel Blades was or were most avoided, with Royal Flush
avoiding them the most.  Young Joan was most challenged.
     We had forty-five fights today, with thirteen of them involving standbys, and
twenty resulting from challenges.

The standby matches:
     TEALIN SALI (52-3496) (26-18-0,89) of MIDDLE WAY 8 fought CAPTURED PIRATE KING
(106-2) (0-0-0,30) of Carefully Chosen Standbys.  TEALIN SALI savagely defeated
CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a 2 minute gruesome bout.  Standbys 0-1.
     SKI MASK (58-5869) (51-94-1,64) of CIRQUE DU MASQUES fought RIRORNI SOLDIER
(106-3) (0-0-0,30) of Carefully Chosen Standbys.  SKI MASK overpowered RIRORNI
SOLDIER in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.  Standbys 0-2.
     HUNZICKER BOWL (23-4182) (45-26-2,184) of SKI TAOS fought VILLAINOUS INFORMER
(106-23) (0-0-0,181) of Carefully Chosen Standbys.  HUNZICKER BOWL was demolished by
VILLAINOUS INFORMER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.  Standbys 1-2.
     PHILLIP THE BIRD (40-3708) (22-18-1,194) of CRUEL PET NAMES fought CRYSALIS
GUARD (106-29) (0-0-0,200) of Carefully Chosen Standbys.  PHILLIP THE BIRD was
defeated by CRYSALIS GUARD in a 2 minute match.  Standbys 2-2.
     THE REFEREE (45-1091) (78-52-4,187) of AVID FANS fought TELGOR (106-27) (0-0-
0,200) of Carefully Chosen Standbys.  THE REFEREE narrowly defeated TELGOR in an
exciting 6 minute gruesome struggle.  Standbys 2-3.
     DISCO QUEEN (47-1992) (67-28-2,191) of ROYAL FLUSH fought RIRORNI CAPTAIN (106-
26) (0-0-0,200) of Carefully Chosen Standbys.  DISCO QUEEN was devastated by RIRORNI
CAPTAIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.  Standbys 3-3.
     ACE METRIC (47-3554) (29-22-0,198) of ROYAL FLUSH fought RIRORNI COOK (106-24)
(0-0-0,181) of Carefully Chosen Standbys.  ACE METRIC overpowered RIRORNI COOK in an
action packed 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.  Standbys 3-4.
     ROTTEN LIVER (52-2902) (39-18-1,196) of OTTO'S PARTS fought CRYSALIS GUARD (106-
29) (0-0-0,200) of Carefully Chosen Standbys.  ROTTEN LIVER demolished CRYSALIS GUARD
in a 2 minute one-sided fight.  Standbys 3-5.
     LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) (32-21-0,197) of CONSORTIUM CRAP fought CLOTTO (106-25)
(0-0-0,181) of Carefully Chosen Standbys.  LAND OF FLUSH viciously subdued CLOTTO in
a popular 4 minute brutal fray.  Standbys 3-6.
     BLACK JACK SHELACK (47-4850) (38-25-2,183) of ROYAL FLUSH fought VERMICIOUS KNID
(106-30) (0-0-0,240) of Carefully Chosen Standbys.  BLACK JACK SHELACK was
unbelievably bested by VERMICIOUS KNID in a 4 minute bout.  Standbys 4-6.
     BURGER KING (47-4152) (42-36-3,191) of ROYAL FLUSH fought AMBER WOLFWALKER (106-
11) (0-0-0,220) of Carefully Chosen Standbys.  BURGER KING was overpowered by AMBER
WOLFWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.  Standbys 5-6.
     RUBBER KNIFE (54-2038) (65-45-1,217) of USELESS TOOLS fought CRYSALIS GUARD
(106-29) (0-0-0,200) of Carefully Chosen Standbys.  RUBBER KNIFE defeated CRYSALIS
GUARD in a 2 minute match.  Standbys 5-7.
     VIKING RAIDER (54-2885) (27-8-1,248) of SPARF! fought TELGOR (106-27) (0-0-
0,200) of Carefully Chosen Standbys.  VIKING RAIDER was beaten by TELGOR in an action
packed 1 minute gory fight.  Standbys 6-7.  There are managed teams who do worse than
this.

Now, the fights, random matches still, in which both warriors are nominally managed:
     ROMOR SAITH (72-6398) (18-17-2,41) of MIDDLE WAY 9 fought UNCLE FESTER (59-2768)
(16-8-0,77) of TALL TALES.  ROMOR SAITH was handily defeated by UNCLE FESTER in a 1
minute one-sided conflict.  Definitely both nominal here.
     TORANS ULRIK (72-6399) (15-20-0,81) of MIDDLE WAY 9 fought BLACK (1-8252) (18-7-
0,53) of FULL SPECTRUM.  TORANS ULRIK was devastated by BLACK in a 1 minute
mismatched match.  This is Torans plummeting, as noted back at the beginning.  Silly
fellow.
     LILAS KEELER (73-5840) (19-20-1,26) of MIDDLE WAY 18 fought GURU GNU (38-4784)
(14-5-0,89) of HILLTOP GURUS.  LILAS KEELER was demolished by GURU GNU in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute uneven conflict.  The Guro knew how to do it, obviously.
     KARIN LO (83-292) (17-24-0,60) of MIDDLE WAY 21 fought YELLOW SUBMARINE (82-
33319) (20-9-0,88) of COLOR TUNES.  KARIN LO was vanquished by YELLOW SUBMARINE in a
1 minute mismatched duel.  Too much mustard, which would vanquish anybody.  Talk
about heartburn!
     ORRIE POLLAS (83-295) (21-20-2,78) of MIDDLE WAY 21 fought SECI (28-4464) (22-
19-3,74) of PHANTACITY.  ORRIE POLLAS viciously subdued SECI in a popular 1 minute
brutal match.  Whoa!  Middle Way wins?  This is... unexpected.
     UZI (44-1701) (34-34-1,179) of BLOWN AWAY fought AMELIA (28-3417) (44-34-1,145)
of DODGE BULLETS.  UZI overcame AMELIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.  Did they
just do this, or was it one of Amelia's teammates who failed to dodge these bullets
last time?

     BULL FROG (73-4547) (33-17-0,179) of THE BULLS fought WATERLOO (75-3317) (25-5-
1,104) of KIWI CONNECTIONS.  BULL FROG overpowered WATERLOO in a popular 3 minute
uneven bout.  They tell me frogs like water, so this probably makes sense.  And if it
doesn't, I don't want to hear about it.
     KING FORADAY (47-3762) (66-54-4,190) of ROYAL FLUSH fought CRIMSON MIST (8-5047)
(37-30-1,154) of BLOOD RITES.  KING FORADAY vanquished CRIMSON MIST in an action
packed 1 minute uneven bout.  Good.  This is the job of kings, to vanquish bloody
rites.
     BULL DURHAM (5-4324) (40-20-1,240) of PARTY ANIMALS fought GABBER KNIGHT (77-
2243) (17-4-0,203) of 500 BPM.  BULL DURHAM overpowered GABBER KNIGHT in a 2 minute
uneven fight.  I don't know this Knight fellow, but if he happens to have a china
shop, I suspect he's in trouble.
     KARATIA (73-3624) (41-20-1,232) of KIWI CONNECTION fought SITS ON HIS DUFF (73-
1810) (47-26-4,231) of THINGS GEORGE DOES.  KARATIA unbelievably bested SITS ON HIS
DUFF in an exciting 3 minute bout.  I object to the "unbelievable" aspect, I found
this entirely credible.
     MONKEY BUSINESS (25-4040) (39-18-1,228) of PRIMATES-R-US fought MOSQUITO (5-
5011) (25-16-1,201) of BLOOD SUCKERS.  MONKEY BUSINESS handily defeated MOSQUITO in a
2 minute uneven duel.  Anybody who defeats a mosquito is probably good.
     BALLIOL BLACKMOON (81-614) (37-25-0,236) of DRAGONBANE GUILD fought MISS ZING
(8-824) (72-52-3,200) of LADIES IN WAITING.  BALLIOL BLACKMOON was vanquished by MISS
ZING in a 1 minute one-sided match.  But... how can you TELL a black moon has been
vanquished?  It can't be seen, after all.

Ah, the challenges:
     WASNIS (83-224) (23-16-0,66) of OLLIS HEROES challenged QUEEN (75-3316) (19-8-
1,90) of KIWI CONNECTIONS.  Up 24.  WASNIS was bested by QUEEN in a popular 1 minute
Challenge bout.  Not surprising.
     PETER THE GREAT (71-6230) (16-9-4,54) of DOGS OF WAR challenged ROCK GLAS HUT
FUN (8-4851) (21-15-3,91) of ORCISH IDIOMS.  Up 37.  PETER THE GREAT savagely
defeated ROCK GLAS HUT FUN in a 3 minute Challenge fight.  Sort of "sword glass jaw
fun," eh?
     ALPHONSO BLACK (7-6108) (17-5-1,57) of SENTINELS challenged QUITA REMMING (83-
294) (18-22-0,62) of MIDDLE WAY 21.  Up 5.  ALPHONSO BLACK overpowered QUITA REMMING
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.  Somebody hasn't been drinking her smash.
     MAGNETO (34-1665) (16-21-0,66) of X-MEN challenged GLACIER (58-5887) (29-36-
0,91) of CIRQUE DU MASQUES.  Up 25.  MAGNETO was bested by GLACIER in a popular 1
minute Challenge brawl.  Tis the season, after all.
     OPASAN (28-4381) (24-19-1,95) of PHANTACITY challenged GODSMACK (82-48417) (27-
24-0,147) of TONGUE N CHEEK.  Up 52.  OPASAN was overcome by GODSMACK in a crowd
pleasing 3 minute Challenge bout.  With all these huge up-challenges, it's no wonder
the challengers keep losing.  But they probably learn a lot of skills, yes?

     SUPER GROVER (50-3413) (16-4-0,112) of OPEN SESAME challenged SAMURAI STRIKER
(71-62) (22-27-1,142) of DOGS OF WAR.  Up 30.  SUPER GROVER overpowered SAMURAI
STRIKER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.  Ah, super indeed!  Good work,
Grover.
     ACE FREHLEY (47-3669) (16-10-0,107) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged KENYA (4-6484)
(30-4-1,127) of KIWI CONNECTION.  Up 20.  ACE FREHLEY overcame KENYA in an action
packed 1 minute Challenge fight.  And with this win, Ace boosted himself to 136!  Is
that a target on his armor now?
     THE LION KING (47-6360) (24-8-0,158) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged TAMMY FAYE (39-
3520) (29-32-0,178) of WITLESS WONDERS.  Up 20.  THE LION KING demolished TAMMY FAYE
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.  Lions do that.
     BALDASSARE (7-6003) (27-19-0,172) of SENTINELS challenged GHOST DANCER (28-3365)
(50-45-0,172) of DODGE BULLETS.  Straight across.  BALDASSARE handily defeated GHOST
DANCER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.  I think it's too cold for ghosts
this week.
     DARK TOWER (11-1702) (89-57-0,194) of KING'S COURT challenged THELONIUS (21-
6631) (33-23-1,197) of NOMADIC TRIBE.  Up 3.  DARK TOWER narrowly defeated THELONIUS
in an exciting 5 minute bloody Challenge match.  Some people just don't appreciate
good music.

     HAGAR BLUETOOTH (10-5850) (32-6-1,189) of VIKINGS challenged CUBA (26-3917) (34-
15-0,192) of HERE TO PHOENIX.  Up 3.  HAGAR BLUETOOTH was savagely defeated by CUBA
in a 1 minute Challenge match.  Had his teeth knocked out, in fact.
     ADAM'S APPLE (52-3203) (32-15-0,194) of OTTO'S PARTS challenged YOUNG JOAN (28-
3534) (43-60-1,196) of DODGE BULLETS.  Up 2.  ADAM'S APPLE won victory over YOUNG
JOAN in a 2 minute Challenge fight.  Now, if it'd been Eve's Apple, there might have
been a different outcome.
     RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) (38-9-2,208) of USELESS TOOLS challenged BLACK FLAG (82-
46046) (52-40-4,210) of TONGUE N CHEEK.  Up 2.  RUBBER KNIFE was vanquished by BLACK
FLAG in a popular 5 minute uneven Challenge duel.  I don't much want to think about
this one.  Nothing personal, just, ah, perhaps the day has gone on too long already?
Although I will say that if a fight takes five minutes and is popular, which means
there was a lot of action in it, then it probably wasn't all that uneven.
     BEERVAHNA (60-4292) (40-35-3,210) of INGRATE WHITE NORTH challenged MOSGIEL (14-
3836) (50-32-2,210) of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS.  Straight across.  BEERVAHNA was handily
defeated by MOSGIEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  Sometimes the stewards who
do the basic listing use terms like "uneven" too casually.
     QUEEN (82-33307) (20-7-0,205) of DARK TOADS 05Q challenged HARI-KARI (73-3049)
(51-9-0,228) of WAY TO GO! II.  Up 23.  QUEEN was defeated by HARI-KARI in an
exciting 2 minute bloody Challenge struggle.  We have two Queens?  How did I miss
this?  Two queens should be a big deal.  They should fight each other.

     F.O.A.D. (73-442) (35-17-2,181) of ALPHABET SOUP challenged CHUCK NORRIS (71-
993) (22-17-1,190) of BIG BAD BRAWLERS.  Up 9.  F.O.A.D. devastated CHUCK NORRIS in a
1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.  No surprise here.  Did you get a good look at this
Chuck?  Narrow shoulders.  Not impressive.
     DAIRY QUEEN (47-2685) (100-51-3,190) of ROYAL FLUSH challenged TUNDRA (45-4280)
(37-29-1,191) of ARCTIC WASTES.  Up 1.  DAIRY QUEEN defeated TUNDRA in a 2 minute
Challenge match.  I've wondered, idly, about this idea that Tundra is a waste.
Surely that's conditional?  A waste for a flamingo, yes, but what if you're a wild
goose?  People could chase you all over the place and never catch you.
     GENERAL PUBLIC (31-3112) (29-23-1,212) of MILITARY MAYHEM challenged LOOGIE CLAP
(82-46049) (40-34-2,214) of TONGUE N CHEEK.  Up 2.  GENERAL PUBLIC viciously subdued
LOOGIE CLAP in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.  Clearly, a general who knows what he's
doing.
     MONKEY DO (25-4152) (30-18-2,211) of PRIMATES-R-US challenged HAZE (82-49272)
(34-21-0,215) of NORTHERN LIGHTS.  Up 4.  MONKEY DO subdued HAZE in an exciting 3
minute gory Challenge melee.  Well, that's monkeys for you.  I think it's the tails.

For the title:
     DUTCH TREAT (26-1841) (136-38-2,463) of WORLDWIDE GORE challenged AVONSIDE (13-
3927) (55-62-1,244) of KIWI CONNECTION.  Down lots.  179?  Something like that.
DUTCH TREAT was viciously subdued by AVONSIDE in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
Good for Dutch, going out to meet a foe instead of sitting and waiting, and
congratulations to Avonside, who has taken the title.

                                       Ketchum

THE TOWER GUARDIAN             W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 AVONSIDE 13-3927             56  62  1  301  KIWI CONNECTION (747)      DULLENS

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BULL DURHAM 5-4324           41  20  1  258  PARTY ANIMALS (476)        KALTOS
-TABBY 82-29373               30  11     252  FELINES (1242)             DWES EG
 KARATIA 73-3624              42  20  1  251  KIWI CONNECTION (1232)     ERINIKA
-JAVELIN 82-33234             25   9     247  THE WEAPONS (1261)         DWES EG
 MONKEY BUSINESS 25-4040      40  18  1  244  PRIMATES-R-US (963)        LYRATILAN
 HARI-KARI 73-3049            52   9     243  WAY TO GO! II (1010)       ERINIKA
 BLACK FLAG 82-46046          53  40  4  238  TONGUE N CHEEK (1203)      DWES EG
 MONKEY DO 25-4152            31  18  2  226  PRIMATES-R-US (963)        LYRATILAN
-WHACKING WILLOW 52-3167      57  21  1  225  FLOWER GIRLS (265)         FRATSFA
 MOSGIEL 14-3836              51  32  2  224  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR
 RUBBER KNIFE 54-2038         66  45  1  223  USELESS TOOLS (552)        TROCAR
 GENERAL PUBLIC 31-3112       30  23  1  223  MILITARY MAYHEM (37)       CHIMLEVTAL
-WYNETT 30-2340               50  46  2  220  STEEL BLADES (525)         IAYE
 MISS ZING 8-824              73  52  3  217  LADIES IN WAITING (444)    ARKERS
 CUBA 26-3917                 35  15     212  HERE TO PHOENIX (871)      CALEAM

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DARK TOWER 11-1702           90  57     209  KING'S COURT (34)          ARUAK CITY
 ROTTEN LIVER 52-2902         40  18  1  209  OTTO'S PARTS (664)         FRATSFA
-STINGRAY 30-2264             36  38     209  STEEL BLADES (525)         IAYE
-TAOS 26-4042                 30  18  1  207  HERE TO PHOENIX (871)      CALEAM
 QUEEN 82-33307               20   8     207  DARK TOADS 05Q (1311)      DWES EG
 ACE METRIC 47-3554           30  22     205  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 THE REFEREE 45-1091          79  52  4  202  AVID FANS (199)            STORMCROWE
 SITS ON HIS DUFF 73-1810     47  27  4  202  THINGS GEORGE DOES (812)   ERINIKA
 DAIRY QUEEN 47-2685         101  51  3  201  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 HAZE 82-49272                34  22     201  NORTHERN LIGHTS (1288)     DWES EG
 THELONIUS 21-6631            33  24  1  201  NOMADIC TRIBE (1219)       SUNSET
 LAND OF FLUSH 11-4373        33  21     201  CONSORTIUM CRAP (1248)     ARUAK CITY
 ADAM'S APPLE 52-3203         33  15     201  OTTO'S PARTS (664)         FRATSFA
-ASHAR 30-1777                58  50  3  200  STEEL BLADES (525)         IAYE
-SLIPPERY NIPPLE 59-2323      37  25  1  199  HANGOVERS (955)            ILLIS
 F.O.A.D. 73-442              36  17  2  199  ALPHABET SOUP (943)        ERINIKA
 LOOGIE CLAP 82-46049         40  35  2  198  TONGUE N CHEEK (1203)      DWES EG
 TUNDRA 45-4280               37  30  1  198  ARCTIC WASTES (1256)       STORMCROWE
 MOSQUITO 5-5011              25  17  1  197  BLOOD SUCKERS (1295)       KALTOS
 DUTCH TREAT 26-1841         136  39  2  196  WORLDWIDE GORE (35)        CALEAM
 KING FORADAY 47-3762         67  54  4  196  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 YOUNG JOAN 28-3534           43  61  1  196  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 RUBBER KNIFE 57-2546         38  10  2  196  USELESS TOOLS (1249)       ANDOR
 VIKING RAIDER 54-2885        27   9  1  196  SPARF! (1139)              TROCAR
 GABBER KNIGHT 77-2243        17   5     196  500 BPM (1260)             MAZGOURRAH
 BEERVAHNA 60-4292            40  36  3  195  INGRATE WHITE NORTH (745)  ARADI
-HUNTSMAN 7-5837              38  23     195  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 81-614     37  26     195  DRAGONBANE GUILD (1240)    SHADOWSPIRE
-AFRICAN QUEEN 47-6424        25  16     195  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-TRASH CAN 50-3403            21   6  4  195  OPEN SESAME (668)          SNOWBOUND
-FIGHTER ACE 47-1189          78  53  6  194  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-VIOLATOR 44-2122             57  47  1  192  DEMONIC FURY (454)         KRILL
 PHILLIP THE BIRD 40-3708     22  19  1  192  CRUEL PET NAMES (1117)     ZENSU
-BODDINGTON'S 21-5035         29  16     191  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
-BASE ON BULLS 73-3101        34  12  4  190  THE BULLS (255)            ERINIKA
 HAGAR BLUETOOTH 10-5850      32   7  1  190  VIKINGS (1208)             KOLACT
-SERB SMASHER 71-1393         24  19  2  190  DOGS OF WAR (418)          KYR'TERR
-JIVE 25-624                 107  69  1  189  CRYPTICS (150)             LYRATILAN
 BALDASSARE 7-6003            28  19     186  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 BLACK JACK SHELACK 47-4850   38  26  2  185  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-LONDON QUIREBOY 59-2513      36  17  1  185  CHAPEL ROCK (1108)         ILLIS
-WHIRLWIND 30-3437            31  24     185  STEEL BLADES (525)         IAYE
-STEVE MCQUEEN 47-3908        58  48  1  184  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BURGER KING 47-4152          42  37  3  184  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 DISCO QUEEN 47-1992          67  29  2  183  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-A GROUNDSKEEPER 45-1613      35  30  1  183  AVID FANS (199)            STORMCROWE
 BULL FROG 73-4547            34  17     183  THE BULLS (255)            ERINIKA
 UZI 44-1701                  35  34  1  181  BLOWN AWAY (398)           KRILL

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CHUCK NORRIS 71-993          22  18  1  180  BIG BAD BRAWLERS (459)     KYR'TERR
 THE LION KING 47-6360        25   8     178  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-NUMBSKULL 52-2948            16   8  2  176  OTTO'S PARTS (664)         FRATSFA
 HUNZICKER BOWL 23-4182       45  27  2  172  SKI TAOS (860)             TI
 GHOST DANCER 28-3365         50  46     164  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 TAMMY FAYE 39-3520           29  33     162  WITLESS WONDERS (1052)     XOCHITHLAN
 CRIMSON MIST 8-5047          37  31  1  156  BLOOD RITES (1253)         ARKERS

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-CLEVER 50-2192               53  36  2  150  RANDOM BLADES (550)        SNOWBOUND
 AMELIA 28-3417               44  35  1  149  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 GODSMACK 82-48417            28  24     149  TONGUE N CHEEK (1203)      DWES EG
-PUPPY ON PATROL 71-1613      24  22     149  DOGS OF WAR (418)          KYR'TERR
 SUPER GROVER 50-3413         17   4     138  OPEN SESAME (668)          SNOWBOUND
 ACE FREHLEY 47-3669          17  10     136  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-SRAN3E 28-4382               21  16     131  PHANTACITY (1252)          MORYA
 SAMURAI STRIKER 71-62        22  28  1  120  DOGS OF WAR (418)          KYR'TERR
 WATERLOO 75-3317             25   6  1  118  KIWI CONNECTIONS (1307)    JADE MOUNTAIN
 KENYA 4-6484                 30   5  1  115  KIWI CONNECTION (1305)     JHELUM

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-MIKE TYSON 71-360            28  12  1  100  BIG BAD BRAWLERS (459)     KYR'TERR
 OPASAN 28-4381               24  20  1  100  PHANTACITY (1252)          MORYA
 QUEEN 75-3316                20   8  1   94  KIWI CONNECTIONS (1307)    JADE MOUNTAIN
 GLACIER 58-5887              30  36      93  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (843)    DELARQ TOR
 TEALIN SALI 52-3496          27  18      91  MIDDLE WAY 8 (1271)        FRATSFA
 YELLOW SUBMARINE 82-33319    21   9      91  COLOR TUNES (1235)         DWES EG
 GURU GNU 38-4784             15   5      91  HILLTOP GURUS (1282)       CLIFFHOME

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-CHABAT 47-7193               21  25  1   89  PAWN OF PROPHECY (1334)    NORTH FORK
 ORRIE POLLAS 83-295          22  20  2   85  MIDDLE WAY 21 (1309)       TELORINTHE
-AGOSERIS 47-6709             21  19  3   85  WARHAMMERS (289)           NORTH FORK
-BLACK EYE 11-7296            26   6      84  COLORIFIC (1050)           ARUAK CITY
 PETER THE GREAT 71-6230      17   9  4   84  DOGS OF WAR (418)          KYR'TERR
 UNCLE FESTER 59-2768         17   8      80  TALL TALES (1335)          ILLIS
 BLACK 1-8252                 19   7      77  FULL SPECTRUM (1332)       MORDANT
-ROSE ROOSTER 11-7340         21   8  2   73  ANIMAL FARM (1095)         ARUAK CITY
 SECI 28-4464                 22  20  3   71  PHANTACITY (1252)          MORYA
-PYRITE 28-4698               19  14      71  STEEL AND SILK (1268)      MORYA
 ALPHONSO BLACK 7-6108        18   5  1   71  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 WASNIS 83-224                23  17      70  OLLIS HEROES (1302)        TELORINTHE
 ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 8-4851     21  16  3   70  ORCISH IDIOMS (1266)       ARKERS
 MAGNETO 34-1665              16  22      67  X-MEN (3)                  MONUNTIAL
 SKI MASK 58-5869             52  94  1   66  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (843)    DELARQ TOR
-GOLD LOCKET 16-5917          19   6  1   64  GOLDEN GLADIATORS (577)    WILLAF
 KARIN LO 83-292              17  25      60  MIDDLE WAY 21 (1309)       TELORINTHE
 TORANS ULRIK 72-6399         15  21      60  MIDDLE WAY 9 (1325)        DRAGONHEAD
-BULLDOG 50-3727              17   6      57  LIFE IMPACTS (1263)        SNOWBOUND
-MESSY MONGREL 71-1896        17  18      56  DOGS OF WAR (418)          KYR'TERR
-WITCH 71-1841                24  17  1   55  DOGS OF WAR (418)          KYR'TERR
 QUITA REMMING 83-294         18  23      52  MIDDLE WAY 21 (1309)       TELORINTHE
-BERYLLIUM BUFFER 29-5592     14   3  3   48  METAL MINCERS (276)        LAPUR
-BUZZ 83-155                  14   8      45  OLLIS HEROES (1302)        TELORINTHE
 ROMOR SAITH 72-6398          18  18  2   42  MIDDLE WAY 9 (1325)        DRAGONHEAD

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LILAS KEELER 73-5840         19  21  1   35  MIDDLE WAY 18 (1310)       ERINIKA

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Thank you ALL for making ME most challenged last turn, especially you Fighter Ace who
made my life so much easier for challenging.  I love WINS. -- Javelin

Taos -- Consider yourself whacked.  Some people like getting whacked.  (Tee hee.) --
Whacking Willow

Crip -- If a Real Beer like Boddington's cannot beat the Crysalis Guard, the fine
tasting fellow probably deserves a new manager.  You think? -- An Anonymous
Consortium Sports Enthusiast

What's that we see?  A Criptonic is once again King Of The Crysalis jungle?  Kudos to
Dutch Treat. -- The Consortium Elders

A Groundskeeper -- That's what you get for making the sideline chalk marks crooked.
Perhaps you need glasses? -- Queen

We wonder if by the time this is printed there will have been an ADM Regional
Competition and Crysalis won?  Or not?  It wasn't a Christmas present; perhaps a New
Year's Gift? -- The Consortium Folk

Looking forward to having seen some of you in Tempe. -- The Consortium Elders

Dutch Treat -- My first attack I break your weapon.  You pull your back up.  My next
attack I break your back up.  Then you pull your other back up and I can't break
that.  I say you carry to many extras.

Ski Mask -- What timing on the mini-overviews.  They tell me there are 67 of Crip's
Crap hiding out in Chrysalis, but none of them are ducks.  Hopefully I can either
reactivate my team in Xochitlan, or get some Home Guardians promoted to this place
sometime soon. -- Crip, mgr of Ducks Unlimited.

Javelin -- A little birdie tells me you won't be around here much longer.  After that
fight, I can understand why. -- Fighter Ace

Ashar -- Next time, I'll cover you in cake frosting. -- Rubber Knife

Avonside -- Where did you learn to pack a punch.  I don't know if I've ever been two-
shotted before. -- Base On Bulls

Karatia -- Hmmm, you may get a bit more attention around here.  I thought that would
be closer. -- African Queen

Black Flag -- I may have to raise a White Flag. -- Steve McQueen

Haze -- Again, you prove that you have the 'knack' around here. -- Trash Can

Gabber Knight -- Or would you prefer the cake frosting. -- The Other Rubber Knife

Violator -- As my teammate would say, beerja vu. -- Beervahna

Mosquito -- I thought that was just some annoying buzzing around my head.  Man, was I
wrong. -- Numbskull

Queen -- Not fair, now I have to go back and clean up the sands again. -- A
Groundskeeper

Whacking Willow -- Whacked again!  I may start to like it! -- Taos

Wynett -- How can you parry and riposte if you never let me attack. -- London
Quireboy

Godsmack -- Hakuna Matata.  That's a sound I like. -- The Lion King

Tealin Sali -- I see you need my help.  Therefore I dub thee 'Mustang' Sali. -- Super
Grover

Young Joan -- I took a look at your record, and I think you are really Old Joan in
disguise. -- Sits on His Duff

Tundra -- I always enjoy looking out over a frozen diamond. -- Bull Durham

Whirlwind -- You seem to be full of nothing but hot air. -- Monkey Do

Ghost Dancer -- How can someone with my specialty be expected to hit a ghost. -- Miss
Zing

Samurai Striker -- While I admire your gumption, moving up the ranks here is going to
involve taking a lot of lumps. -- Bull Frog

Kenya -- Just how did you get that record. -- F.o.A.D.

Crimson Mist -- Frankly, I was a little surprised by that result.  I thought you'd
whack me pretty hard. -- Black Jack Shellack

Amelia -- No point bringing a sword to a gunfight. -- Uzi

Clever -- You are not living up to your name.  While your record is still nice, you
seem to have fallen a long way down the rankings. -- Hunzicker Bowl

Rock Glas Hut Fun -- Welcome back.  No hat tricks in this game anymore -- Ace Frehley

Crip -- As Founder and President of Ducks With Swords, I will remain here and active
for as long as it will serve My Kind.  Ducks need a role model, and who better than
myself? -- Ski Mask

Wasnis -- Once a glacier gets moving, it can be hard to stop. -- Glacier
P.S.  And we can move faster than some people may realize.

Queen -- You're a FIEND!  All humans are, of course, but you're ESPECIALLY fiendish.
Come near me with an orange, and I will slaughter you coming and going. -- Ski Mask
P.S.  And don't think my arena performance means you have nothing to fear!  Outside
the arena, the rules do not bind me.  I will use Duck-Fu!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DUTCH TREAT was viciously subdued by AVONSIDE in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
MONKEY DO subdued HAZE in a exciting 3 minute gory Challenge melee.
GENERAL PUBLIC viciously subdued LOOGIE CLAP in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
DAIRY QUEEN defeated TUNDRA in a 2 minute Challenge match.
F.O.A.D. devastated CHUCK NORRIS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
QUEEN was defeated by HARI-KARI in a exciting 2 minute bloody Challenge struggle.
BEERVAHNA was handily defeated by MOSGIEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RUBBER KNIFE was vanquished by BLACK FLAG in a popular 5 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ADAM'S APPLE won victory over YOUNG JOAN in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
HAGAR BLUETOOTH was savagely defeated by CUBA in a 1 minute Challenge match.
DARK TOWER narrowly defeated THELONIUS in a exciting 5 minute bloody Challenge match.
BALDASSARE handily defeated GHOST DANCER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
THE LION KING demolished TAMMY FAYE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
ACE FREHLEY overcame KENYA in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
SUPER GROVER overpowered SAMURAI STRIKER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
OPASAN was overcome by GODSMACK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge bout.
MAGNETO was bested by GLACIER in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
ALPHONSO BLACK overpowered QUITA REMMING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
PETER THE GREAT savagely defeated ROCK GLAS HUT FUN in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
WASNIS was bested by QUEEN in a popular 1 minute Challenge bout.
BALLIOL BLACKMOON was vanquished by MISS ZING in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MONKEY BUSINESS handily defeated MOSQUITO in a 2 minute uneven duel.
KARATIA unbelievably bested SITS ON HIS DUFF in a exciting 3 minute bout.
BULL DURHAM overpowered GABBER KNIGHT in a 2 minute uneven fight.
VIKING RAIDER was beaten by TELGOR in a action packed 1 minute gory fight.
RUBBER KNIFE defeated CRYSALIS GUARD in a 2 minute match.
KING FORADAY vanquished CRIMSON MIST in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
BURGER KING was overpowered by AMBER WOLFWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BLACK JACK SHELACK was unbelievably bested by VERMICIOUS KNID in a 4 minute bout.
LAND OF FLUSH viciously subdued CLOTTO in a popular 4 minute brutal fray.
ROTTEN LIVER demolished CRYSALIS GUARD in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
ACE METRIC overpowered RIRORNI COOK in a action packed 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
DISCO QUEEN was devastated by RIRORNI CAPTAIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THE REFEREE narrowly defeated TELGOR in a exciting 6 minute gruesome struggle.
PHILLIP THE BIRD was defeated by CRYSALIS GUARD in a 2 minute match.
HUNZICKER BOWL was demolished by VILLAINOUS INFORMER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
BULL FROG overpowered WATERLOO in a popular 3 minute uneven bout.
UZI overcame AMELIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
ORRIE POLLAS viciously subdued SECI in a popular 1 minute brutal match.
KARIN LO was vanquished by YELLOW SUBMARINE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
LILAS KEELER was demolished by GURU GNU in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven conflict.
TORANS ULRIK was devastated by BLACK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ROMOR SAITH was handily defeated by UNCLE FESTER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
SKI MASK overpowered RIRORNI SOLDIER in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
TEALIN SALI savagely defeated CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a 2 minute gruesome bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  23         PARRY-LUNGE       27 -  18 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  22 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    95 -  77 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     54 -  49 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         AIMED BLOW        34 -  40 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  39 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  27 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  23 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  24 -  0      38  |

Turn 244 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK    11 - 12         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      8 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  5         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      AVONSIDE 13-3927           56  62  1  301 KIWI CONNECTION (747)
LUNGING ATTACK   BULL DURHAM 5-4324         41  20  1  258 PARTY ANIMALS (476)
AIMED BLOW       KARATIA 73-3624            42  20  1  251 KIWI CONNECTION (1232)
SLASHING ATTACK  MONKEY DO 25-4152          31  18  2  226 PRIMATES-R-US (963)
WALL OF STEEL    RUBBER KNIFE 54-2038       66  45  1  223 USELESS TOOLS (552)
PARRY-STRIKE     THE REFEREE 45-1091        79  52  4  202 AVID FANS (199)
STRIKING ATTACK  SITS ON HIS DUFF 73-1810   47  27  4  202 THINGS GEORGE DOES (812)
TOTAL PARRY      DUTCH TREAT 26-1841       136  39  2  196 WORLDWIDE GORE (35)
BASHING ATTACK   KING FORADAY 47-3762       67  54  4  196 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    YOUNG JOAN 28-3534         43  61  1  196 DODGE BULLETS (867)

The overall popularity leader is DARK TOWER 11-1702.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THE REFEREE 45-1091.  The ten other most popular fighters were THELONIUS 
21-6631, LAND OF FLUSH 11-4373, BLACK FLAG 82--19490, DARK TOWER 11-1702, PETER THE 
GREAT 71-6230, AVONSIDE 13-3927, GENERAL PUBLIC 31-3112, RUBBER KNIFE 57-2546, HAZE 
82--16264, and BLACK JACK SHELACK 47-4850.

The least popular fighter this week was ROMOR SAITH 72-6398.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SECI 28-4464, BALLIOL BLACKMOON 81-614, SAMURAI STRIKER 71-62, 
GHOST DANCER 28-3365, CHUCK NORRIS 71-993, TORANS ULRIK 72-6399, LILAS KEELER 
73-5840, KARIN LO 83-292, HUNZICKER BOWL 23-4182, and DISCO QUEEN 47-1992.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  0 0  MORYA(28)            0  5 0  ANDOR(57)            0  1 0  
JHELUM(4)            0  1 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       1  0 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       2  0 0  
KALTOS(5)            1  1 0  MONUNTIAL(34)        0  1 0  ILLIS(59)            1  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            2  0 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        1  0 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  
ARKERS(8)            1  2 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       0  1 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  2 0  
KOLACT(10)           0  1 0  ZENSU(40)            0  1 0  DRAGONHEAD(72)       0  2 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       2  0 0  KRILL(44)            1  0 0  ERINIKA(73)          4  2 0  
DULLENS(13)          1  0 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  1 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  1 0  
TOBIR(14)            1  0 0  NORTH FORK(47)       5  3 0  MAZGOURRAH(77)       0  1 0  
SUNSET(21)           0  1 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        1  0 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      0  1 0  
TI(23)               0  1 0  FRATSFA(52)          3  0 0  DWES EG(82)          3  3 0  
LYRATILAN(25)        2  0 0  TROCAR(54)           1  1 0  TELORINTHE(83)       1  3 0  
CALEAM(26)           1  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLACK 1-8252                19   7  0   77  FULL SPECTRUM (1332)       MORDANT
 KENYA 4-6484                30   5  1  115  KIWI CONNECTION (1305)     JHELUM
 BULL DURHAM 5-4324          41  20  1  258  PARTY ANIMALS (476)        KALTOS
 BALDASSARE 7-6003           28  19  0  186  SENTINELS (1202)           BONSUR
 MISS ZING 8-824             73  52  3  217  LADIES IN WAITING (444)    ARKERS
 HAGAR BLUETOOTH 10-5850     32   7  1  190  VIKINGS (1208)             KOLACT
 DARK TOWER 11-1702          90  57  0  209  KING'S COURT (34)          ARUAK CITY
 AVONSIDE 13-3927            56  62  1  301  KIWI CONNECTION (747)      DULLENS
 MOSGIEL 14-3836             51  32  2  224  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (808)    TOBIR
 THELONIUS 21-6631           33  24  1  201  NOMADIC TRIBE (1219)       SUNSET
 HUNZICKER BOWL 23-4182      45  27  2  172  SKI TAOS (860)             TI
 MONKEY BUSINESS 25-4040     40  18  1  244  PRIMATES-R-US (963)        LYRATILAN
 CUBA 26-3917                35  15  0  212  HERE TO PHOENIX (871)      CALEAM
 YOUNG JOAN 28-3534          43  61  1  196  DODGE BULLETS (867)        MORYA
 GENERAL PUBLIC 31-3112      30  23  1  223  MILITARY MAYHEM (37)       CHIMLEVTAL
 MAGNETO 34-1665             16  22  0   67  X-MEN (3)                  MONUNTIAL
 GURU GNU 38-4784            15   5  0   91  HILLTOP GURUS (1282)       CLIFFHOME
 TAMMY FAYE 39-3520          29  33  0  162  WITLESS WONDERS (1052)     XOCHITHLAN
 PHILLIP THE BIRD 40-3708    22  19  1  192  CRUEL PET NAMES (1117)     ZENSU
 UZI 44-1701                 35  34  1  181  BLOWN AWAY (398)           KRILL
 THE REFEREE 45-1091         79  52  4  202  AVID FANS (199)            STORMCROWE
 ACE METRIC 47-3554          30  22  0  205  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 SUPER GROVER 50-3413        17   4  0  138  OPEN SESAME (668)          SNOWBOUND

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ROTTEN LIVER 52-2902        40  18  1  209  OTTO'S PARTS (664)         FRATSFA
 RUBBER KNIFE 54-2038        66  45  1  223  USELESS TOOLS (552)        TROCAR
 RUBBER KNIFE 57-2546        38  10  2  196  USELESS TOOLS (1249)       ANDOR
 GLACIER 58-5887             30  36  0   93  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (843)    DELARQ TOR
 UNCLE FESTER 59-2768        17   8  0   80  TALL TALES (1335)          ILLIS
 BEERVAHNA 60-4292           40  36  3  195  INGRATE WHITE NORTH (745)  ARADI
 CHUCK NORRIS 71-993         22  18  1  180  BIG BAD BRAWLERS (459)     KYR'TERR
 TORANS ULRIK 72-6399        15  21  0   60  MIDDLE WAY 9 (1325)        DRAGONHEAD
 KARATIA 73-3624             42  20  1  251  KIWI CONNECTION (1232)     ERINIKA
 WATERLOO 75-3317            25   6  1  118  KIWI CONNECTIONS (1307)    JADE MOUNTAIN
 GABBER KNIGHT 77-2243       17   5  0  196  500 BPM (1260)             MAZGOURRAH
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 81-614    37  26  0  195  DRAGONBANE GUILD (1240)    SHADOWSPIRE
 BLACK FLAG 82--19490        53  40  4  238  TONGUE N CHEEK (1203)      DWES EG
 ORRIE POLLAS 83-295         22  20  2   85  MIDDLE WAY 21 (1309)       TELORINTHE

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!