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Date   : 08/28/2004    Duedate: 09/10/2004

LIRIN KIV

DM-107    TURN-255

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 SLYTHERIN HOU 74/277   30   26  0 53.6      SKAITHVARN 51/116                     
  2 SUNNYLAND 40/284      301  275  3 52.3    5 SCARLET KNIGHT 75/42  531  615  6 46.3
    MUTANT LEAGUE II 82/257                     SCARLET KNIGHTS 99/19                 
    SPLIT INFINITY 65/226                       SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/64                 
    CHEYSULI & LIR 74/222                       THE DRAGON FIST 78/30                 
    BLENDING ENTHRONED 38/264                 6 SAND DANCERS 75/37   1554 2063 19 43.0
  3 DARK TOADS 9/275      131  129  1 50.4      SAND DANCERS 51/253                   
    DARK TOADS 38/271                           SAND DANCERS 74/36                    
    DARK TOADS 75/262                           SAND DANCERS 65/78                    
    DARK TOADS 65/283                           SAND DANCERS 46/270                   
    TOADS OF KRONDUR II 82/279                  SAND DANCERS 78/43                    
  4 DARKLINGS 74/207      742  746  6 49.9

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 322): DILYS TYL KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 295): LORD TAYLOR of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 290): WONDERFUL of THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 277): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 254): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 322): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 295): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 290): MASTERS OF SIN (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 277): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 254): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 322): METHADONE of PARANOIA (Jekyll, mgr.)
                  (turn 321): KOREEN of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 295): LORD TAYLOR of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                   (turn 294): MAX FACTOR of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 289): ARDEN of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                                  RED MOSQUITO of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
                                  LINUS of SUNDAY COMICS (Johnny Dangerously, mgr.)

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

     That was a good attempt, Shylock.  Foolish, of course, but courageous and
ambitious, and I like those attributes in a man.  So tasty!  And, after all, a mere
broken arm doesn't preclude other enjoyments.

                                        Khora the Small

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Good day, in LIRIN KIV a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor. 
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, VALLANT fought THE 
QUICKLING and gained 22 points and contributed to BLENDING ENTHRONED's 1-0-0.  
NIGHTCAP has lost to CORT NIGHTJEWEL, falling 18 points, while helping make DARKLINGS 
a 1-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and KHORA THE 
SMALL remains LIRIN KIV's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor 
for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Dripping 
Blade until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the CHEYSULI & LIR stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on LIRIN KIV, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding 
CHEYSULI & LIR more than any other team we find SLYTHERIN HOUSE.  LIRIN KIV, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  In a fit of brilliance or of 
stupidity (hard to say sometimes), DRACO MALFOY challenged CYLADIA today, facing a 35 
difference in recognition.  And now nobody knows where CYLADIA is right now, after 
giving DRACO MALFOY 29 points worth of recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise behind 
me.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that LIRIN KIV 
has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in LIRIN KIV and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in LIRIN KIV again, farewell-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

CHAMPION OF THE HORN          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     114 136  3  258  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BAT 74-2742                 78  74  1  220  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            77 100  2  211  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       68  89  8  207  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE
 WINSTON 75-2600             49  24  0  200  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862   87  70  3  198  SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513      72  63  3  195  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 SHYLOCK 75-2602             39  35  1  195  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421           94  94  3  194  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 DRACO MALFOY 74-3500        25  10  1  191  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 KING LOVE 40-3748           25  25  2  190  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            71  76  0  188  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 ZALMARDARIN 78-312          48  86  3  186  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 TREMERE 9-4915              36  13  0  186  DARK TOADS (275)           ZUKAL
 ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204       30  19  0  185  MUTANT LEAGUE II (257)     DWES EG
-ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     28  30  1  181  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            61  97  1  180  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      54  76  0  180  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 TOM RIDDLE 74-3501          29  15  2  178  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 CYLADIA 51-1122             95 109  0  173  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    61  63  4  162  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 JAMMIES 74-2829             62  62  1  161  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            64  87  0  159  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VALLANT 38-4151             37  16  2  156  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      41  38  0  142  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       50 120  2  138  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 ESSINA TYL VERN 75-2694     19  47  1  116  SAND DANCERS (37)          JADE MOUNTAIN

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 UHLEK 38-4234               16   7  2   99  DARK TOADS (271)           CLIFFHOME

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DARLINA 74-2995             34  25  2   87  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 VINCENT CRABBE 74-3498      28  17  2   87  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 GREGORY GOYLE 74-3497       23  21  1   74  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
-TIRYA 46-3594               28  40  0   72  SAND DANCERS (270)         ARDIVENT
 THOMAS 82-14150              6  11  0   65  TOADS OF KRONDUR II (279)  DWES EG
 GISELLA 74-2704             20  12  0   59  CHEYSULI & LIR (222)       DAIYLA KIV
-METHADONE 65-6394           16   6  0   54  PARANOIA (281)             DAL SHANG
 WAIS 65-6447                18  27  0   52  DARK TOADS (283)           DAL SHANG

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

TiggyToad -- Avoiding me?  That's good because I bet the #2 avoided team was you by
me. -- Rillion

Vallant -- Good thing you can take more damage now, I'll enjoy getting to beat on you
a little longer next time. -- Draco Malfoy

Tairikia -- Curses!  One day I will beat you. -- Tom Riddle

Thomas -- You Toads should find a different blacksmith.  Your current one is
obviously selling you inferior merchandise. -- Gregory Goyle

Unemployed Person -- Surly there are easier ways to make ends meet. -- Vincent Crabbe

Shylock -- Even if you get the Horn I am going to take it away from you.  So don't
get your hopes up. -- Draco Malfoy

Anonymous -- People would notice if you said anything. -- Rillion

Darlina -- My name is Crabbe but I am not cranky, especially after recovering from a
2-8 start here by going 8-3.  Soon I will be positively happy if I can get over the
50% mark here. -- Vincent "Happy When He Wins" Crabbe

Zalgor -- How long can you remain top team?  I'm hoping the answer is "not for long".
-- Rillion

Larkin -- You are welcome!  I am hoping that with a bit of luck I will be able to
bring the last member of the original "Slytherin House" team here after the Dead
Tournament (if there is one this year).  If I can get him back (decent odds but the
Dead Challengers could be tough), it would be the realization of a long time goal of
mine, graduating all five original members of a team. -- Rillion

Tom Riddle -- Don't they teach you ANYTHING useful in that fancy school of yours?
Can't ride a horse--seriously, I've seen sacks of rocs that were more graceful in the
saddle.  Can't rope an antelope--and they will NOT wait for you to come along side
them, really they won't!  And you have NO idea how to approach a woman.  We're going
to have to work a LOT on that one. -- Tairikia

Wais -- No, I do NOT want to go out in a small boat with you to catch fish.  The very
idea--I loathe fish!  Get Damoreth to go with you.  He actually ENJOYS such things,
which frankly amazes me.  I guess there really IS no accounting for tastes. --
Darlina the unfishy

Nightcap -- You are a low and despicabler beast, YOU are!  Get a woman drunk the
night before the fights--"Just one more, they're as mild as mare's milk."  Ha.
That's the last time I'll listen to anything YOU have to say!  Taking advantage of
me, that's what you were doing. -- Toryn tyl Dageda

Cort Nightjewel -- If I was a dragon, or were a dragon, depending, I'd eat you for
less majesty.  However it's spelled. -- Damoreth Stenn

Gisella -- And as a matter of fact, I AM taking advantage.  And I love having the
chance. -- Tirya

TigToad -- Vacation, hmm?  Sounds like a good idea.  I think *I* will take one, too!
-- Li Dan
P.S.  Congratulations to you and your Tourney Victor warriors.

Vincent Crabbe -- (fluttering her eyelashes)  We do indeed. -- Darlina

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DRACO MALFOY devastated CYLADIA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
KHORA THE SMALL viciously subdued DARKMOON BLACKFELL in a 2 minute Title match.
NIGHTFALL was bested by TALON WARSMITH in a popular 1 minute gory contest.
KYRLANIA was subdued by KING LOVE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
BAT vanquished TAIRIKIA in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
DEADBOLT devastated ZALGOR PRIGG in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
WINSTON viciously subdued SMOLDER DARKSUN in a crowd boring 18 minute gruesome duel.
SHYLOCK overpowered TORYN TYL DAGEDA in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
ZALMARDARIN was overpowered by AMBER WOLFWALKER in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
TOM RIDDLE demolished ESSINA TYL VERN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL handily defeated NIGHTCAP in a exciting 1 minute one-sided contest.
TREMERE overpowered JAMMIES in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.
THE QUICKLING was vanquished by VALLANT in a action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.
DAMORETH STENN handily defeated UHLEK in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
VINCENT CRABBE bested THOMAS in a popular 3 minute brawl.
GREGORY GOYLE was savagely defeated by DARLINA in a exciting 2 minute brutal match.
GISELLA luckily beat WAIS in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bloody fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  21 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  21 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  19 -  0      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  33 -  0      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        29 -  31 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 255 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   KHORA THE SMALL 78-519    114 136  3  258 SAND DANCERS (43)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BAT 74-2742                78  74  1  220 DARKLINGS (207)
TOTAL PARRY      DEADBOLT 70-1664           77 100  2  211 SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)
WALL OF STEEL    DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862  87  70  3  198 SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)
AIMED BLOW       SHYLOCK 75-2602            39  35  1  195 DARK TOADS (262)
STRIKING ATTACK  NIGHTFALL 74-2421          94  94  3  194 DARKLINGS (207)
LUNGING ATTACK   DRACO MALFOY 74-3500       25  10  1  191 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777   61  63  4  162 SAND DANCERS (36)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745           64  87  0  159 DARKLINGS (207)

The overall popularity leader is CYLADIA 51-1122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WAIS 65-6447.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARLINA 74-2995, DARKMOON 
BLACKFELL 75-862, VALLANT 38-4151, VINCENT CRABBE 74-3498, KHORA THE SMALL 78-519, 
TALON WARSMITH 99-101, TREMERE 9-4915, THOMAS 82-14150, DRACO MALFOY 74-3500, and BAT 
74-2742.

The least popular fighter this week was WINSTON 75-2600.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were UHLEK 38-4234, JAMMIES 74-2829, ESSINA TYL VERN 75-2694, TAIRIKIA 
51-4247, GREGORY GOYLE 74-3497, TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777, CYLADIA 51-1122, DAMORETH 
STENN 65-6105, NIGHTCAP 74-2745, and ZALMARDARIN 78-312.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ZUKAL(9)             1  0 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  1 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       2  2 0  
CLIFFHOME(38)        1  1 0  SENTERN(70)          1  2 0  DWES EG(82)          0  2 0  
ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       6  5 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      1  0 0  
TRICORUS(51)         0  2 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    2  2 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TREMERE 9-4915              36  13  0  186  DARK TOADS (275)           ZUKAL
 VALLANT 38-4151             37  16  2  156  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 KING LOVE 40-3748           25  25  2  190  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            71  76  0  188  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      41  38  0  142  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            77 100  2  211  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 BAT 74-2742                 78  74  1  220  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 WINSTON 75-2600             49  24  0  200  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     114 136  3  258  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204       30  19  0  185  MUTANT LEAGUE II (257)     DWES EG
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       68  89  8  207  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE