ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 05/10/2003    Duedate: 05/23/2003

LIRIN KIV

DM-107    TURN-221

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 LOST HOPE INN 78/107  282  132  3 68.1      THE DRAGON FIST 78/30                 
    ELANTI HUNTERS 75/124                       SCARLET KNIGHTS 99/19                 
  2 DARK TOADS 75/262      29   21  0 58.0    6 HOLY SLAUGHTER 11/49   97  130  3 42.7
    SPLIT INFINITY 2 65/260                     SANGUINE SAINTS 65/24                 
    TOADS OF AMBER 82/266                       THE WASTING FIELD 33/265              
    DARK TOADS 38/271                         7 SAND DANCERS 76/38   1419 1933 19 42.3
  3 BAD NEWS 78/16       1755 1634 25 51.8      SAND DANCERS 51/253                   
    CREW MONIKER 76/9                           SAND DANCERS 46/270                   
    GENERAL MAYHEM 65/71                        GOLDEN CANYON 26/254                  
    WILD AMINALS 74/5                           SAND DANCERS 74/36                    
  4 DARKLINGS 74/207      628  664  4 48.6      SAND DANCERS 65/78                    
    SKAITHVARN 51/116                           SAND DANCERS 78/43                    
    UP TO NO GOOD 37/117                        SAND DANCERS 77/72                    
  5 SCARLET KNIGHT 75/42  412  478  4 46.3    8-THE LUNATIC F 78/269    0    2  0  0.0
    SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/64                 

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Eye of the Storm #58 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the Far West:

     Herlas sat at one side of the boat next to the rail, wrapped in his cloak and
staring out to sea; he ignored everybody.  Shania sat in the bow, wrapped in her
cloak, staring out to sea, and ignoring everybody.  The rest of the group, Ashon
Chang, Werre, Rughal, Vurand, and Jammies, went about the business of getting the
boat ready to sail.  When the tide turned and started outward just before sunset, the
boat went with it.
     Werre, Rughal, and Jammies handled the actual sailing, two on and the third
resting in rotation.  Werre had sailed before, Rughal had some knowledge of boats,
and Jammies was a fast learner.  It would turn out to be an exhausting schedule,
which they all realized, but Vurand was worse than useless on a boat, Shania didn't
have the strength to help, and Ashon Chang's job was to keep a close and constant
watch on Herlas.
     The sun set before they were out of sight of the coast, coloring the sea before
them like blood.
     "A bad omen," Vurand muttered, staring westward past Shania's motionless form.
     Ashon Chang hesitated, looking away from Herlas to the red sea beyond.  One
could not deny the reality of omens, but....  "Our journey will be what we make of
it, my friend."
     "And we're nearing the end of it," Jammies added, coming up behind the two.
"Praise Mantor for that!"
     "Geographically, we may be coming to the end," Ashon Chang corrected him, "but
in terms of actions to be taken and problems to be solved, I suspect we aren't even
half-way."
     "I didn't want to hear that," Jammies told him.  He shrugged.  "I know you're
right, but can't you let me keep an illusion or two for another few days?"
     The last burning rim of the sun disappeared under the horizon, and night
unrolled from the east.  The speed with which darkness fell was unnerving.
     "The moon'll be up in a couple of hours," Vurand muttered uneasily.  "I'm not
afraid of the dark."  He sounded unsure of that, and yet all the party knew that it
was true.  The Orc had moved through the darkness of the mountains and forests
without hesitation.  But there was something about this night....
     Ashon Chang glanced back at Herlas, but the Fratsfan merely shifted his position
a little and continued to stare into the distance.  At the bow, Shania was invisible.
"Lady Silverstar should go into the cabin and sleep," he said suddenly.  Saying her
name focused his vague alarm, and he stared forward, trying to pierce the darkness.
     "I'll remind her," Vurand agreed.  He braced himself on the side of the cabin
against the movement of the deck and edged forward.  A horse was easier to ride.
Hell, if a horse made trouble, started pitching, you could get off and walk.
"Shania, you need to....  Shania?  Shania!  Rughal, Ashon, she's not here!  Shania's
gone!"
     "She...she just went into the cabin when it got dark, and we didn't notice,"
Jammies said quickly.  He scrambled down into the low doorway to check.
     Ashon Chang moved in a different direction; the samurai had his own suspicions,
and he'd been against including Herlas in their party once the man had confessed.
The Fratsfan mage hadn't moved except to stand up and stare forward.  The gladiator
saw his face pale as pearl in the darkness.  He grabbed Herlas' shoulder.  "Where is
she?"
     "I don't know--"
     "TELL ME, damn you!"  He shook the mage hard.
     "I.  Don't.  Know," Herlas repeated.  "I've been under your eye the whole time--
yours or one of the others.  What could I have done, how could I have spirited her
away--"
     "Magic."
     "Not in the current state of the Arcanum," Herlas snarled.  "My powers are not
so great that I can draw from Outside sources.  And would I do something to Shania
and stay here to receive your vengeance?  I'm not such a fool!"
     "Very nearly, though," Rughal said grimly.  He grabbed Herlas' other shoulder.
"You may not have taken her away, but you can make a guess as to who did, how, why...
and where.  If you want to see the sun rise again--"
     "The triumph of brawn over brain?" Herlas sneered.  Then he let out his breath
in a sigh.  "I can make guesses," he admitted, "but they won't do you any good.  If
she was taken as I think, none of you could get near her."  He sighed again.  "I do
not wish Shania Silverstar ill, but some things are too important for personal
considerations--the restoration of the Arcanum is one of them.  Shania understood
that herself.  It is her goal.  She's dying, as you know whether you admit it or not.
What better use for her life than to--"
     Rughal's free hand closed around the magician's throat, choking off any further
words.
     "Don't kill him yet, Rughal," Ashon Chang said grimly.  "First let him tell us
his 'guesses' on what has happened to Lady Shania.  Then I'll help you kill him."
One hand ran along the sheathed curve of his sword.
     Rughal relaxed his grip a little.  Herlas sucked in air.  "Start with who took
her," the ranger said.
     "I don't know names," Herlas gasped.  "A coalition of wizards and priests--"
     "Think of some names," the samurai growled.  His dagger gleamed silver in the
starlight as he brought it up to prick the Fratsfan's cheek just below his eye.
     "I don't know names!  Just...Murluvir, the one who came to see me in Zensu.  He
isn't the principal, just an agent, as I was to be--"
     "Don't lie," Rughal said.  His voice was cold and smooth as ice.  Or steel.  "As
you WERE an agent.  For whom?"
     "I don't know!  I didn't ask.  Some things it's better not to know...."
     "Guess," Ashon Chang ordered implacably.
     "I don't know!"  Herlas panted, perhaps gathering strength for more denials.
But he finally said, "I suspect...Folstrom.  Or someone like them.  Someone who can
draw on power from Outside."
     "So that's who...for now.  Tell us why," Rughal demanded.  Before the Fratsfan
could answer, he added, "And don't tell us it's another thing you don't know!"
     "But I don't!" he wailed.  "All I can do is guess--"
     "So guess."  Ashon Chang leaned closer.  "But guess right."
     "Maybe...because she's from Outside, too.  Or because she's a seer.  Because she
knows things that other people don't understand how to know.  Or because she's linked
to the Ghean Arcanum even though she's an Outsider.  Some of those reasons, all of
them, none of them.  I swear I don't know!"
     "And how was it done?" Ashon Chang asked.  "We assume magic of some kind--
nothing else would make sense.  But under current circumstances--"
     "They have no fear, no discretion, no patience!"  Herlas' exasperation seemed
genuine.  "It must have been some kind of small Gate, but to open one NOW...the
risks...."
     "And the last question," Rughal said in a soft voice that sounded no less
dangerous for its softness.  "Where have they taken her?"
     There was a long silence.
     "You don't know," Ashon Chang said.  His grip on the man's shoulder tightened;
he could feel bones grinding against each other under his fingers.  "Guess."
     "To the Eye of the West.  Wherever it is."

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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 288): FORLA of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 261): DEATH STRIKE of LUROCIANS XI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 256): FLIGHT of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 243): JON SNOW of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 220): BELLEROPHON of OVERLORDS from SEAM (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 288): REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 261): none
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 256): none
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 243): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 220): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 288): LYTA ALEXANDER of AND SO IT BEGINS (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 261): FLESH RIPPER of LUROCIANS XI (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 256): AVALANCHE of FORCE OF NATURE (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
                      (turn 255): SENAL of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                       Reflections by the Champion of the Horn

     For the last time, I greet you, glorious Lirin Kiv.  Indeed, I have been
inducted into Primus and my time here draws nigh unto its end.  I arrived on turn
#184 and went 29-8-3 while here.  I am proud to have been the Champion of the Horn
for eight cycles.  I once went four turns in a row and also went 3 turns in a row.
The competition here has been strong and noble.  I salute every warrior that has ever
dueled on the sands of Lirin Kiv.  My "rival" here has been the honorable Deanjli Tyl
Rhu.  We went 2-2 in our encounters.  On my 31st fight here I took the throne from
her.  On my 34th fight she took it from me.  Now I just took it from her and am
honored to go out on top.
     I do salute you, Lady Deanjli.  I pray the healing powers have hastened you to a
full recovery and may glory always be yours.  The experience factor was in my favor
and you were a most worthy and skilled opponent.
     I hope the time I was here has given the arena some added life.  I know I
enjoyed the LIRIN KIV AIMED BLOW CHALLENGE 2002 and thank all the warriors and
managers who participated.  All Aimed Blows should come to Lirin Kiv and prove their
mettle on our sands.
     Let us all stand and raise our blades and mugs and salute Livia, the greatest
Spymaster on Ghea!  Well done, m'lady.  Keep up the great work.
     Now it is off to Primus where I am sure I will find that my skills are lacking.
I will duel there for 6 months.  If it goes poorly there, it will be through the gate
and then retirement.  We shall see what transpires.
     It has been an honor to be here.  With Lord Protectors such as you, chaos will
never prevail in our lands!

Lord Protector Bellerophon
Overlords
The Council of Lords

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     What ho, and other words of greeting.  Anybody notice it's beginning to get HOT 
around here?  Must be something in the air, like maybe the sun....  Or the Split, and 
the associated shortened and heated tempers, perhaps.  Because the Split has, indeed, 
moved amongst us since the last time we met.  Familiar faces have departed from the 
upper ranks, making room for a few warriors to rise to new heights.  And all those 
newly active Sand Dancers at the bottom to provide stepping stones....
     Scarlet Knights was avoided by Dark Toads.  Cyladia was most challenged.
     Taken all together, this was not a great day for Lirin Kiv.  Only twenty-four 
fights, of which the amazing total of FOUR were challenge matches.  Eight standbys 
fought, which means only forty active warriors here.  Not a great number, is it?  Not 
likely to impress the Commission if they decided to cut costs a little more.

     We start the day with a succession of, I think seven Sand Dancers matched with 
standbys, which suggests that they were NOT needed to provide competition in the 
lower levels and they might want to just... go home again.  Think what a chance you 
might be losing, you other managers--the Sand Dancers went 2-5 against the standbys 
today; they should be easy meat!  Bring on your novice Protectors!
     Moving on to fights with slightly more interest, we get:  TORYN TYL DAGEDA (74-
2777) (48-41-4,179) of SAND DANCERS fought KYRLANIA (70-2327) (53-67-1,119) of 
SCARLET KNIGHTS.  TORYN TYL DAGEDA narrowly defeated KYRLANIA in a 2 minute bout.  No 
doubt this makes a pleasant change.  The winning, I mean.
     THE QUICKLING (70-1669) (43-89-2,176) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought WINSTON (75-
2600) (33-8-0,166) of DARK TOADS.  THE QUICKLING was luckily beaten by WINSTON in a 
crowd pleasing 5 minute bloody brawl.  You wouldn't think someone could bleed heavily 
for five minutes and still walk out under his own power, would you?
     IT'S A BOY (78-841) (73-67-3,207) of BAD NEWS fought ZALMARDARIN (78-312) (33-
62-2,160) of THE DRAGON FIST.  IT'S A BOY overpowered ZALMARDARIN in an action packed 
1 minute uneven struggle.  Battle of the silent types, who cares?
     TAIRIKIA (51-4247) (54-58-0,193) of SAND DANCERS fought JAMMIES (74-2829) (47-
42-1,170) of DARKLINGS.  TAIRIKIA handily defeated JAMMIES in a 1 minute uneven 
fight.  It's the first time I've seen a fight won QUITE that way, but it shows you 
how handy it can be to have the deftness of an aimed blow!  I wouldn't have thought 
of untying THAT to win the fight.
     CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196) (42-50-0,193) of THE DRAGON FIST fought RUSTLING BREEZE 
(33-6478) (23-17-1,157) of THE WASTING FIELD.  CORT NIGHTJEWEL was devastated by 
RUSTLING BREEZE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.  In fact, Rustling blew him away.  
Good cess.
     DEANJLI TYL RHU (76-1970) (64-54-0,205) of SAND DANCERS fought GOJIRO (107-31) 
(0-0-0,220) of Bored Fans.  DEANJLI TYL RHU devastated GOJIRO in an exciting 1 minute 
brutal mismatched conflict.  Our last standby fight, also a Sand Dancer, making them 
3-5 against standbys over all today.  What a bunch, eh?
     EYES IN FLOWER (65-2960) (78-66-1,190) of GENERAL MAYHEM fought TALON WARSMITH 
(99-101) (44-75-7,163) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  EYES IN FLOWER defeated TALON WARSMITH in 
an exciting 2 minute match.  Again, neither of these turkeys is going to make a 
comment, so we ignore them and pass on.
     NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (46-70-0,197) of DARKLINGS fought NAPPER LEON (65-2153) (92-
134-1,181) of GENERAL MAYHEM.  NIGHTCAP overpowered NAPPER LEON in a popular 1 minute 
uneven match.  Hmm, could we take "nightcap" to mean "something that puts people to 
sleep"?  Because it seems to have worked today.
     NIGHTINGALE (74-2423) (72-81-1,219) of DARKLINGS fought BLEYS (82-13278) (20-4-
2,181) of TOADS OF AMBER.  NIGHTINGALE vanquished BLEYS in an action packed 1 minute 
one-sided duel.  Given the experience differential, no one was surprised by this.  
Good try, though, Bleys.
     PHETMOLGE (37-1555) (124-135-1,211) of UP TO NO GOOD fought SMOLDER DARKSUN (78-
513) (50-46-0,181) of THE DRAGON FIST.  PHETMOLGE handily defeated SMOLDER DARKSUN in 
an action packed 2 minute uneven fight.  If Phetmolge defeated him "handily," that 
means it wasn't by stepping on him, right?  Too bad.  I kinda wondered how thing a 
dragon's fist could be smushed out.
     TRAM SATANS BLOOD (65-1106) (52-49-2,214) of SANGUINE SAINTS fought DARKMOON 
BLACKFELL (75-862) (63-55-2,192) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  TRAM SATANS BLOOD was savagely 
defeated by DARKMOON BLACKFELL in a 3 minute struggle.  Darn.  I don't suppose 
there's much chance of getting Tram to speak?  We already know the Scarlet Knight is 
a lost cause.
     KHORA THE SMALL (78-519) (89-126-3,220) of SAND DANCERS fought NIGHTFALL (74-
2421) (70-83-2,192) of DARKLINGS.  KHORA THE SMALL was devastated by NIGHTFALL in a 1 
minute uneven brawl.  Oops.  This cost Khora the top basher's slot again, and if I 
were Nightfall (Moonrise) of Darklings, I would avoid dark alleys for a while.
     SHYLOCK (75-2602) (24-15-1,126) of DARK TOADS challenged I TOL'YA THE PUN (65-
2154) (68-115-1,141) of GENERAL MAYHEM.  Up 15.  SHYLOCK viciously subdued I TOL'YA 
THE PUN in a popular 4 minute Challenge fight.  Nothing like a little well-directed 
viciousness.  I enjoyed it, anyway.
     SUNDOWN (75-1222) (34-19-1,176) of ELANTI HUNTERS challenged ALYAHOODI (11-2219) 
(43-59-1,178) of HOLY SLAUGHTER.  Up 2.  SUNDOWN was outlasted by ALYAHOODI in a 
crowd pleasing 8 minute Challenge duel.  Eight minutes?  Oog.  But it did give all 
three of the fans a chance to refuel at the concession stand.  And the bookies tell 
me that a well-fed fan bets more, so THEY're happy, too.
     SIR ROTHWAIN (78-301) (38-35-0,186) of LOST HOPE INN challenged DEADBOLT (70-
1664) (62-77-2,197) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Up 11.  SIR ROTHWAIN devastated DEADBOLT in 
an action packed 3 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  It would appear that Sir 
Rothwain's hope is not all lost.  Okay, I was reaching for that one, but it's late.
     WINDSONG (75-1425) (46-25-2,209) of ELANTI HUNTERS TV challenged CYLADIA (51-
1122) (79-90-0,209) of SKAITHVARN.  Straight across to ol' Most Challenged Cyladia.  
WINDSONG bested CYLADIA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.  Good work, Windsong.
     And for the title and the Horn, a totally piffling fight:  BAT (74-2742) (53-64-
1,217) of DARKLINGS fought DEBATOR (76-1233) (107-119-4,194) of CREW MONIKER.  BAT 
was dispatched by DEBATOR in a 2 minute Title fight.  The way I see it, Debator got 
the points to reach the Horn on account of that kill, and that is NOT the kind of 
image we want here.  Write a column and defend your actions, Debator!

                                                       This has been Larkin talkin'

CHAMPION OF THE HORN          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEBATOR 76-1233            108 119  5  247  CREW MONIKER (9)           SIMTAKKA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NIGHTINGALE 74-2423         73  81  1  233  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 PHETMOLGE 37-1555          125 135  1  221  UP TO NO GOOD (117)        SIBIKHAS
 DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970     65  54  0  216  SAND DANCERS (38)          SIMTAKKA
 WINDSONG 75-1425            47  25  2  215  ELANTI HUNTERS (124)       JADE MOUNTAIN
-KINSI TYL MIRO 65-2762      66  60  0  214  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG
-STILE 65-5941               30  20  1  211  SPLIT INFINITY 2 (260)     DAL SHANG

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 IT'S A BOY 78-841           74  67  3  209  BAD NEWS (16)              LIN TIRIAN
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421           71  83  2  206  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862   64  55  2  206  SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 SIR ROTHWAIN 78-301         39  35  0  205  LOST HOPE INN (107)        LIN TIRIAN
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            47  70  0  204  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 CYLADIA 51-1122             79  91  0  201  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            55  58  0  201  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 TRAM SATANS BLOOD 65-1106   52  50  2  194  SANGUINE SAINTS (24)       DAL SHANG
 BAT 74-2742                 53  65  1  193  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 ALYAHOODI 11-2219           44  59  1  193  HOLY SLAUGHTER (49)        ARUAK CITY
 EYES IN FLOWER 65-2960      79  66  1  192  GENERAL MAYHEM (71)        DAL SHANG
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519      89 127  3  186  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478     24  17  1  185  THE WASTING FIELD (265)    NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            62  78  2  183  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    49  41  4  181  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513      50  47  0  177  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 WINSTON 75-2600             34   8  0  177  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       43  90  2  176  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 BLEYS 82-13278              20   5  2  176  TOADS OF AMBER (266)       DWES EG
 NAPPER LEON 65-2153         92 135  1  175  GENERAL MAYHEM (71)        DAL SHANG
 SUNDOWN 75-1222             34  20  1  175  ELANTI HUNTERS (124)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       44  76  7  169  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      42  51  0  167  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 JAMMIES 74-2829             47  43  1  166  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 ZALMARDARIN 78-312          33  63  2  162  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
-CLEMENDA 26-3933            42  39  0  157  GOLDEN CANYON (254)        CALEAM

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-DIJANNA 76-1992             42  45  0  143  SAND DANCERS (38)          SIMTAKKA
 SHYLOCK 75-2602             25  15  1  142  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            53  68  1  132  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 I TOL'YA THE PUN 65-2154    68 116  1  131  GENERAL MAYHEM (71)        DAL SHANG

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-SENAL 75-2603               25  16  0   91  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-DAWNFIRE 75-1885            20   5  1   90  ELANTI HUNTERS (124)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 SARGEN DENJO 74-2723        27  12  0   61  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 ZHAL 77-1456                29  40  0   53  SAND DANCERS (72)          MAZGOURRAH
-TORNA SUNDER 78-1877        15  11  0   51  THE LUNATIC FRINGE (269)   LIN TIRIAN
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      23  22  0   47  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG
 DARLINA 74-2995             16   9  2   45  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 TIRYA 46-3594               15  20  0   41  SAND DANCERS (270)         ARDIVENT
 SELA TYL VARAN 74-2897      14  15  0   21  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 XARA 78-2254                16   7  0   20  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
BAT 74-2742                53  65  1 DARKLINGS 207          DEBATOR 76-1233        221

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Lirin Kiv -- Salute! I depart from our glorious arena.  I came out of retirement to 
be an "enforcer" in case anyone came to try and ruin the LIRIN KIV AIMED BLOW 
CHALLENGE 2002.  I went 16-10 and was indeed the Champion of the Horn once.  A great 
honor I will always remember.  I have held the title several times in Crysalis and 
depart to attempt to once again take the throne there.  We shall see how that goes.  
Tonight the drinks are on us! -- Lord Protector Fengar II

     Hail and farewell, Lord Protector Fengar.

Lirin Kiv -- It has been an enjoyable 18 months here for sure.  I am looking at 
returing with a few warriors this fall or maybe next spring.  Great job, Livia!  Keep 
the arena going. -- The Icelord

     Er... you do realize that Livia is the spy reporter in Crysalis, not here? -- 
     Larkin

Sir Boyd -- And we thought it was your team yo-yoing around us!  Doesn't matter now 
that Bellerophon got inducted and Fengar is off to Crysalis.  We remain your.... -- 
Overlords

Sundown -- It was an excellent fight.  One of these days I'll get some riposte, then 
watch out.  But any fight with a successful train at the end, is successful I 
suppose. -- Winston

     And you didn't die.  That's always good.

Clemenda -- You're retiring?  Alas, say it isn't so. -- Shylock

Alyahoodi -- Wow...that was an unexpected twist. -- Shylock

Lirin Kiv -- Ooops!  Bellerophon and I both heaped much praise upon Livia (and she 
surely deserves such as we are great fans of hers) but we really wanted to salute the 
noble Larkin!  Keep up the great work and never let this arena close!  It must not.  
We will return. -- The Icelord & Overlords

     Well, okay.  Fare you well in Crysalis and elsewhere. -- Larkin

Bellerophon -- Very well done! -- Deanjli tyl Rhu
P.S.  I did not die "broken in spirit."  What nonsense!  I died cursing the 
Infirmarian who had VERY cold hands.

Fengar II -- It's a plot, isn't it?  You don't WANT me to have a winning record.  
Everyone's down on us Rirorni, which is silly.  We didn't ALL fight in that war, and 
even if we HAD, you needed it to wake you up. -- Tairikia
P.S.  Actually, my tribe voted against the war, and did we ever catch it from the 
others once they got moving!

Colredes -- Well, I'm glad you enjoyed that win, so SOMEONE was happy.  I didn't 
enjoy the loss, although it could have been worse, of course.  I could have DIED. -- 
Toryn tyl Dageda

Eyes in Flower -- I prefer to think of you as... hmm, garlic in need of crushing?  
Something along that line, anyway. -- Khora the Small

     Remind me not to disturb her while she's cooking.

Dawnfire -- For this--losing to little girls--I came out of retirement?  Li Dan must 
be really annoyed with me for something, which is odd, because I've been keeping out 
of his way. -- Zhal

I guess I'm supposed to savor this win while I can, as once I start drawing managed 
warriors, things will probably change. -- Darlina

(curses unfit to print here) -- Sela tyl Varan

By golly, all of the rest of us fought standbys!  Where are the other newly arrived 
warriors we're supposed to provide match-ups for? -- Xara, Sargen Denjo, Damoreth 
Stenn, and Tirya
P.S.  If we don't get some competion down here, we'll have to retire again.  So get 
'em in here and get 'em active!
P.P.S.  No, wait!  What are we saying here?  Stay home and let us go back into 
retirement!

Sundown -- If it really bothers you, I'll go back to Darkholm. -- Tairikia

Stile -- Come back as soon as you can. -- Sir Boyd, Elanti Hunters

Kinsi -- I'm just plain stubborn, I guess.  Although why I didn't think to draw my 
backup weapon for the rest of the fight has me and generations of fighters before me 
perplexed.  Must be something in the sand. -- Windsong

     All those beads, perhaps?

Li Dan -- Are you sure all those stylemasters aren't an indication of your increasing 
skill at managing, or the growing abilities of your fighters? -- Sir Boyd

     No.  It's small arena syndrome.

Nightfall -- That strategy was no good.  I guess it's back to the old tried and true 
one if I plan to try for the throne this semester. -- Windsong

Debator -- You know, good long fights like that are supposed to help me learn.  I bet 
you're going to gainsay me just out of habit, aren't you? -- Sundown
P.S.  I don't really expect a reply from you.  I just like seeing my name in print 
however I have to do it.

SUNDOWN!  SUNDOWN!  SUNDOWN! -- anonymous

Nightingale -- I was distracted by your song.  I can't imagine that's legal. -- Sir 
Rothwain

Zhal -- The Arenamaster did say "Go," right?  Didn't you hear it? -- Dawnfire

Windsong -- Thanks for helping me with my training.  (smiling)  I hope with that 
increased deftness, I'll be able to parry your attacks next time. -- Nightfall

Toryn tyl Dageda -- Thank you, young lady.  You wear your armor with a good deal of 
style.  I wonder if you would like to model some designs of mine at a fashion show 
that I am planning? -- Colredes

Bleys -- Neither am I. -- Colredes

Slink -- Whew!  I don't know how I pulled that one out of the fire!  After I pulled 
myself back up to my feet, I felt something in me that just wasn't willing to give 
up.  But you fought great. -- Bat

Darkmoon Blackfell -- With your better record and your early advantage, I really 
didn't expect to win our fight.  However, it was a delightful surprise.  You're 
welcome to a rematch whenever you want it. -- Cyladia

Sir Rothwain -- Do you find it tiresome, being an elf in Lirith Kai?  I know there is 
a lot of prejudice and pity towards anyone who isn't human.  Is that why you became a 
gladiator? -- Nightingale

     Lin Tirian is more tolerant, being on the border and all.

Napper Leon -- Well, with all the experience between us I thought one of us would 
learn something, but no luck.  Same old same old.  We've got to try new stuff. -- 
Nightcap

It's a Boy -- I still don't understand why they put you in a team called "Bad News."  
Those were a couple of really well-executed hits, by the way. -- Jammies

     'Cause he's bad news in the arena?

Bleys -- Twenty-three fights, and you get matched up with me at 258.  That's hardly 
fair.  I wish you better luck next turn. -- Phetmolge

Clemenda -- Good luck.  Will you be retiring on the Isle, or do you have land back 
home? -- Phetmolge

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WINDSONG bested CYLADIA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SIR ROTHWAIN devastated DEADBOLT in a action packed 3 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SUNDOWN was outlasted by ALYAHOODI in a crowd pleasing 8 minute Challenge duel.
SHYLOCK viciously subdued I TOL'YA THE PUN in a popular 4 minute Challenge fight.
KHORA THE SMALL was devastated by NIGHTFALL in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
TRAM SATANS BLOOD was savagely defeated by DARKMOON BLACKFELL in a 3 minute struggle.
PHETMOLGE handily defeated SMOLDER DARKSUN in a action packed 2 minute uneven fight.
NIGHTINGALE vanquished BLEYS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
BAT was dispatched by DEBATOR in a 2 minute Title fight.
NIGHTCAP overpowered NAPPER LEON in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
EYES IN FLOWER defeated TALON WARSMITH in a exciting 2 minute match.
DEANJLI TYL RHU devastated GOJIRO in a exciting 1 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL was devastated by RUSTLING BREEZE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
TAIRIKIA handily defeated JAMMIES in a 1 minute uneven fight.
IT'S A BOY overpowered ZALMARDARIN in a action packed 1 minute uneven struggle.
THE QUICKLING was luckily beaten by WINSTON in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bloody brawl.
TORYN TYL DAGEDA narrowly defeated KYRLANIA in a 2 minute bout.
ZHAL was demolished by UNEMPLOYED PERSON in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
DARLINA was overpowered by R.O.U.S. in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SELA TYL VARAN was overpowered by RIRORNI SOLDIER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
XARA was demolished by CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SARGEN DENJO vanquished CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a popular 1 minute mismatched fray.
DAMORETH STENN overpowered ALASTARIAN DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TIRYA was overpowered by R.O.U.S. in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  17 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  20 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        23 -  25 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  29 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  13 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  26 -  0      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  43 -  0      46  |

Turn 221 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        2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DEBATOR 76-1233           108 119  5  247 CREW MONIKER (9)
LUNGING ATTACK   NIGHTINGALE 74-2423        73  81  1  233 DARKLINGS (207)
BASHING ATTACK   PHETMOLGE 37-1555         125 135  1  221 UP TO NO GOOD (117)
WALL OF STEEL    DEANJLI TYL RHU 76-1970    65  54  0  216 SAND DANCERS (38)
SLASHING ATTACK  IT'S A BOY 78-841          74  67  3  209 BAD NEWS (16)
STRIKING ATTACK  NIGHTFALL 74-2421          71  83  2  206 DARKLINGS (207)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745           47  70  0  204 DARKLINGS (207)
AIMED BLOW       TAIRIKIA 51-4247           55  58  0  201 SAND DANCERS (253)
TOTAL PARRY      ALYAHOODI 11-2219          44  59  1  193 HOLY SLAUGHTER (49)
PARRY-STRIKE     EYES IN FLOWER 65-2960     79  66  1  192 GENERAL MAYHEM (71)

The overall popularity leader is CYLADIA 51-1122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THE QUICKLING 70-1669.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALYAHOODI 
11-2219, SUNDOWN 75-1222, SIR ROTHWAIN 78-301, SHYLOCK 75-2602, DARKMOON BLACKFELL 
75-862, PHETMOLGE 37-1555, WINDSONG 75-1425, TRAM SATANS BLOOD 65-1106, EYES IN 
FLOWER 65-2960, and TALON WARSMITH 99-101.

The least popular fighter this week was XARA 78-2254.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SELA TYL VARAN 74-2897, JAMMIES 74-2829, CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196, TIRYA 
46-3594, DARLINA 74-2995, ZHAL 77-1456, ZALMARDARIN 78-312, NAPPER LEON 65-2153, 
KHORA THE SMALL 78-519, and DAMORETH STENN 65-6105.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  0 0  DAL SHANG(65)        2  3 0  MAZGOURRAH(77)       0  1 0  
NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  1  0 0  SENTERN(70)          0  3 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       2  5 0  
SIBIKHAS(37)         1  0 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       5  4 0  DWES EG(82)          0  1 0  
ARDIVENT(46)         0  1 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    4  1 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      0  1 0  
TRICORUS(51)         1  1 0  SIMTAKKA(76)         2  0 1  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ALYAHOODI 11-2219           44  59  1  193  HOLY SLAUGHTER (49)        ARUAK CITY
 RUSTLING BREEZE 33-6478     24  17  1  185  THE WASTING FIELD (265)    NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 PHETMOLGE 37-1555          125 135  1  221  UP TO NO GOOD (117)        SIBIKHAS
 TIRYA 46-3594               15  20  0   41  SAND DANCERS (270)         ARDIVENT
 CYLADIA 51-1122             79  91  0  201  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 TRAM SATANS BLOOD 65-1106   52  50  2  194  SANGUINE SAINTS (24)       DAL SHANG
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            62  78  2  183  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 NIGHTINGALE 74-2423         73  81  1  233  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 WINDSONG 75-1425            47  25  2  215  ELANTI HUNTERS (124)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 DEBATOR 76-1233            108 119  5  247  CREW MONIKER (9)           SIMTAKKA
 ZHAL 77-1456                29  40  0   53  SAND DANCERS (72)          MAZGOURRAH
 IT'S A BOY 78-841           74  67  3  209  BAD NEWS (16)              LIN TIRIAN
 BLEYS 82-13278              20   5  2  176  TOADS OF AMBER (266)       DWES EG
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       44  76  7  169  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE