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Date   : 10/23/2004    Duedate: 11/05/2004

LIRIN KIV

DM-107    TURN-259

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1-SARATOGA GLOR 32/290   63   26  1 70.8      DARK TOADS 75/262                     
  2 SLYTHERIN HOU 74/277   38   34  0 52.8      TOADS OF KRONDUR II 82/279            
  3 SUNNYLAND 40/284      315  290  3 52.1      DARK TOADS 65/283                     
    MUTANT LEAGUE II 82/257                   5 DARKLINGS 74/207      749  759  6 49.7
    BLENDING ENTHRONED 38/264                   SKAITHVARN 51/116                     
    SPLIT INFINITY 65/226                     6 SCARLET KNIGHT 75/42  550  628  6 46.7
    REIGNING DOOM 65/210                        SCARLET KNIGHTS 99/19                 
    CHEYSULI & LIR 74/222                       SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/64                 
    COLD DARK KNIGHTS 65/201                    THE DRAGON FIST 78/30                 
    BATTLE SCHOOL 65/216                      7 SAND DANCERS 75/37   1566 2075 19 43.0
    LOS ANGELES DODGERS 13/287                  SAND DANCERS 51/253                   
    DREAM PARK 9/286                            SAND DANCERS 74/36                    
  4 DARK TOADS 9/275      145  138  1 51.2      SAND DANCERS 65/78                    
    DARK TOADS 38/271                           SAND DANCERS 78/43                    

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                     Continued

     Thomas of Krondur stared at the pillar of fire for several minutes, then 
deliberately turned away from the window, shaking off the effects of that uncanny 
sight.  He pulled a curtain shut and guided Khora back toward the fireside chairs.  
"Do you think that's an effect of... the weather?"  As Thomas heard himself utter the 
euphemism, he grimaced.  He was a Lord Protector, one of a group considered by others 
to be immortal and invincible, and he couldn't bring himself to say out loud that he 
thought an old woman was losing her grip on reality.  But Sheila Greywand wasn't just 
any "old woman," and while her grip on sanity might be shaky, her grip on her powers 
of magic was still--  Or was it?  That was the problem, when you got down to it.  Had 
Sheila Greywand lost her grip on the powers she had commanded for so long?  If she 
hadn't, if she was still firmly in control, then what the HECK did she think she was 
doing?  There had been so much power running wild, so many instances of uncontrolled 
magic, and so many unplanned effects on the Isle in the last year that it was 
impossible to believe that anyone was in control.  If there was a pattern, and being 
uninfluenced by emotion, golems were good at finding patterns, it was too subtle for 
him to detect.  And what did it matter, anyway?  Which would be worse: Sheila 
Greywand in full control but insane, or Sheila Greywand sane but with no control over 
the magic which permeated the Isle?  Neither possibility was encouraging.
     Thomas jerked his thoughts back to the present, and in truth they had not been 
gone for long; golems could think very fast when they wanted to.  He sat down in the 
chair he'd occupied before and looked across at Khora.  She looked different, 
somehow.  Less human, perhaps.  There was that in her face that reminded him of the 
rumors that she was a "fox-woman," whatever the Adantri meant by that.  Something 
like an Aruaki werecat?  "Do you think we should investigate... the weather?"  A 
corner of his mouth twitched as he used the euphemism again.
     The look she gave him back was very firm.  No question but that Khora was in 
control of herself.  "No.  This is not the time for it."  Khora's mouth curled into a 
lovely sneer.  "The weather... is inhospitable."
     Thomas smiled briefly to acknowledge her quip, then sobered.  "Somebody has to 
do something.  And if we wait for somebody ELSE to do--"
     Khora nodded.  "If everybody waits for somebody to do a thing, in the end nobody 
does it.  But we shouldn't act without a plan."
     "This is true.  Let us make a plan, then."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 326): TITANIA of SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 299): RIOT ACT of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 294): TABATAN of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 281): KARA HELLBLADE of NOTORIOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 258): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAIYLA KIV
                              (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 326): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 299): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 294): THAT'S US (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 281): NOTORIOUS BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 258): SARATOGA GLORY (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 326): GRACIOUS MELODY of MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
                  (turn 325): MURGON of REFUGEES (Zarla, team captain)
                              MING THE TERRIBLE of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 CHAVEZ RAVINE (turn 299): RIOT ACT of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                      (turn 298): PELAK TEN ZORN of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)

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

Larkin,

     My apologies for not writing a column last turn.  Immediately after defeating
what's her name, the small one, and capturing the Horn, that's what its called
right?, I made a mental note to myself to remember to write a Duelmaster's "duel2"er,
Champion's column.  Unfortunately, after fulfilling my prophecy of becoming Champion
of the Horn, in exactly my sixth fight here in Lirin Kiv, my mates decided to throw a
party to celebrate Slytherin's triumph.  Well unfortunately, I am not used to
drinking spirits and let's just say it was a very spirited celebration.  Needless to
say when I awoke the next day, I did not even remember I was Champion of the Horn.
So I did not ever get around to that column due to having my memory of the previous
turn wiped clean.  But have no fear on my account, I am certain to remain as Champion
of the Horn for many turns and will do my best to make sure in the future that I
remember to write a column.  After all, I have never been known as someone that would
let an opportunity to tell everyone how great I am pass me by.

Champion of the Horn,
Draco Malfoy

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     No challenges, no avoids, no personals, did anybody even remember that the 
fights were today?  Okay, Draco Malfoy wrote a column, and I salute him for it, but 
he did that BEFORE the fights, days before.
     So, twenty-two fights, no challenge matches.  At all.  Six were action packed 
and four were exciting.  Wow.  Three standbys fought.  Two fights tied for longest at 
seven minutes each.  This doesn't leave me a heck of a lot to talk about, but I'll 
see what I can do.  Thrills, chills, inuendo, and misinformation, coming up!

     We started the day with:  SNOW BLIND (65-5368) (6-2-0,20) of COLD DARK KNIGHTS 
fought RIRORNI SOLDIER (107-3) (0-0-0,30) of Carnival Clowns.  SNOW BLIND savagely 
defeated RIRORNI SOLDIER in an action packed 2 minute gory fight.  The Rirorni 
Soldier wishes to protest his inclusion in the clowns, but his performance speaks for 
itself.  And Snow Blind, for someone who couldn't see what he was doing, was superb.  
This is not, perhaps, the most fulsome praise you might look for, but if you wanted 
fulsome, you wouldn't be reading a spy report.
     WAIS (65-6447) (19-29-0,65) of DARK TOADS fought ALEX GRIFFIN (9-4856) (14-11-
1,48) of DREAM PARK.  WAIS overpowered ALEX GRIFFIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.  This 
love Toad, jewel flashing from her forehead as she flung herself on her opponent--no, 
no, not like that!  With her sword well to the fore.  Wais flung herself on her 
opponent and demonstrated that dreams can become nightmares.  Well done!
     GISELLA (74-2704) (21-14-0,73) of CHEYSULI & LIR fought CAPTURED PIRATE KING 
(107-2) (0-0-0,30) of Carnival Clowns.  GISELLA slimly won victory over CAPTURED 
PIRATE KING in a popular 7 minute contest.  Now, I KNOW the Captured Pirate King is a 
clown.  Or at the least, a character from Comic Opera.  Look at the way he dresses!  
Did you ever see a REAL pirate dressed like that?  Of course not.  Actually, they 
tell me that in private life--and I didn't even know he HAD a private life!--he's 
called Casanova.  That might explain why it took Gisella SEVEN minutes to win a slim 
victory here.  Dalliance on the sands.  Spent all their time whispering sweet 
nothings to each other.  Infamous.
     VINCENT CRABBE (74-3498) (30-18-2,86) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE fought TAMRISSA (38-
4153) (18-9-0,69) of BLENDING ENTHRONED.  VINCENT CRABBE demolished TAMRISSA in an 
action packed 1 minute uneven bout.  Panty-raids, eh?  Isn't Vincent a little YOUNG 
for that kind of thing?  Was he LED ON by Tamrissa?  Tune in next cycle for the 
continuation of this precocious behavior!
     VELOXI (38-4233) (14-4-0,95) of BLENDING ENTHRONED fought GREGORY GOYLE (74-
3497) (23-24-1,52) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE.  VELOXI beat GREGORY GOYLE in an action packed 
4 minute fight.  I do not, myself, believe that there was any serious blending 
involved, at least, not in the case of Veloxi.  There is a man whose name came from 
the dregs and unpopped kernels at the bottom of the bowl.  Some people claim that the 
alphabetic abnormality gives Veloxi an edge.  But does he need an edge?  Granted, the 
young Goyle (do his friends call him Gar?) is a bit of a twerp, but so what?  
Everyone has his twerpish days.  It's what you do with them that counts.

     THE QUICKLING (70-1669) (51-122-2,119) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought DARLINA (74-
2995) (37-25-2,129) of SAND DANCERS.  THE QUICKLING was overpowered by DARLINA in a 1 
minute mismatched conflict.  Some people feel sorry for the Quickling, and you can 
see why: a record like that, not to mention losing to a Sand Dancer with a third as 
many fights as he has.  But I don't see that.  I figure if the Quickling was good, 
his manager would pay attention.  He'd INSIST that his manager paid attention.  Most 
gladiators with skill and personality are, ah, hard to ignore.  But you see how it 
is.
     ALLAH (13-2440) (16-10-0,131) of LOS ANGELES DODGERS fought THOMAS (82-14150) 
(9-11-0,98) of TOADS OF KRONDUR II.  ALLAH was beaten by THOMAS in a 2 minute match.  
And who, I ask you, is this "Allah" who comes to us direct from the long-closed arena 
of Dullens?  I haven't seen him around before, and he's got a barbarous name.  Just 
as well, perhaps, that a Toad came along and turned him into a, er, maybe I'd better 
not say that here.  But it was ignominious.  We like to do this to newcomers so that 
they don't get swelled heads.
     ENDER (65-4971) (39-37-0,177) of BATTLE SCHOOL fought ESSINA TYL VERN (75-2694) 
(19-50-1,104) of SAND DANCERS.  ENDER overpowered ESSINA TYL VERN in a 1 minute one-
sided match.  Seems like I've haard that Essina came here at the suggestion of some 
friend.  All I can say to that is, whoever suggested it was no friend.  Her sister 
Rina, who was and is as straightforward as a corkscrew, would be a better choice.  
Not that I want to see Rina tyl Vern around here again.
     KYRLANIA (70-2327) (62-99-1,158) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought DAMORETH STENN (65-
6105) (42-40-0,165) of SAND DANCERS.  KYRLANIA overpowered DAMORETH STENN in a crowd 
pleasing 2 minute mismatched brawl.  And Damoreth should blush with shame at the 
loss.  To an unarmed wrench!  Er, wench.  Not wrench.  Although it may have been a 
wrenching experience.  You never know.  Well, Damoreth knows, but he's too 
embarrassed to talk about it.
     SILVER SKY (65-4152) (36-20-1,173) of COLD DARK KNIGHTS fought UHLEK (38-4234) 
(17-9-2,106) of DARK TOADS.  SILVER SKY was bested by UHLEK in an action packed 2 
minute duel.  Now, if it had been a GOLDEN sky... might've been a different story.  
Or not, as the case might be.  What's the deal, Zalgor?  Checking out possible 
tourney warriors, or actually preparing to become a major presence here?  Either way, 
I'm not complaining, just curious.  I'm a spy reporter, after all, and it's my JOB to 
be curious.  (Good thing.)

     CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196) (55-78-0,187) of THE DRAGON FIST fought VERMICIOUS KNID 
(107-30) (0-0-0,240) of Carnival Clowns.  CORT NIGHTJEWEL was unbelievably bested by 
VERMICIOUS KNID in a 3 minute fight.  Unbelievable.  Yep, that covers it.  Who can 
believe this, eh?  Here's a warrior who was good enough to make it to the Isle, and 
he goes and loses to a mere Knid!  Sure, it took three minutes, but still.
     TOM RIDDLE (74-3501) (31-16-2,199) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE fought SHYLOCK (75-2602) 
(40-37-1,162) of DARK TOADS.  TOM RIDDLE was demolished by SHYLOCK in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.  Ah, here is where young Tom would have benefited 
by the advice of older and wiser heads.  Never start a riddle game with a toad, 
especially a DARK toad.  They know all the dirty answers.  And if you haven't been 
hit by the dirty answer to a riddle, at the hands of a dark toad, you haven't been 
truly mortified.  Give thanks.
     CYLADIA (51-1122) (96-111-0,185) of SKAITHVARN fought TAIRIKIA (51-4247) (73-77-
0,196) of SAND DANCERS.  CYLADIA devastated TAIRIKIA in an exciting 1 minute 
mismatched conflict.  I didn't really think Cyladia should have been allowed to carry 
her chisel into the arena, but hey, if the arenamaster and the stewards passed it, 
well, what do *I* know?  But trying to chisel her initials on Tairikia's hide seems a 
bit over the top.  Just sign her armor next time, okay?
     ZALGOR PRIGG (82-15204) (32-20-0,195) of MUTANT LEAGUE II fought JAMMIES (74-
2829) (62-65-1,163) of DARKLINGS.  ZALGOR PRIGG overpowered JAMMIES in an exciting 1 
minute one-sided fight.  Okay, Jammies has more fights showing, but if you expect me 
to believe that Zalgor Prigg doesn't have tourney fights, you're asking too much.  
Why did Jammies win?  Still... the trick with the tail of the nightshirt was amusing.
     NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (66-88-0,185) of DARKLINGS fought VALLANT (38-4151) (38-18-
2,169) of BLENDING ENTHRONED.
   NIGHTCAP was defeated by VALLANT in an exciting 2 minute gruesome fight.
     BAT (74-2742) (78-77-1,184) of DARKLINGS fought KING LOVE (40-3748) (25-28-
2,171) of SUNNYLAND.  BAT was vanquished by KING LOVE in an action packed 1 minute 
uneven fight.  Yes, well, maybe this was the day for strange weapons.  I dunno what 
that sort of club-like thing that King had is called.  But it's peculiar, I gotta say 
that.  Almost a net sort of arrangement in the middle.  For any opponent but a flying 
bat, I just don't see it working, but then, it all depends on how viciously one uses 
it.  King Love can be mighty vicious when he puts his mind to it.

     FACELESS KILLER (65-4853) (22-12-2,201) of REIGNING DOOM fought KHORA THE SMALL 
(78-519) (116-137-3,205) of SAND DANCERS.  FACELESS KILLER was handily defeated by 
KHORA THE SMALL in a 1 minute uneven melee.  You could asy, "One in the face for the 
faceless one."  Or then again, you could pass up the easy pun.  Not that *I* will, 
but when you have to right this stuff day in and day out for years, you never pass up 
the easy puns.  It's a dirty job, and you do it however you can.
     DEADBOLT (70-1664) (79-101-2,195) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought TORYN TYL DAGEDA 
(74-2777) (63-64-4,180) of SAND DANCERS.  DEADBOLT outlasted TORYN TYL DAGEDA in a 
crowd pleasing 7 minute gory brawl.  Toryn couldn't last more than seven minutes?  
What has that girl been DOING, carousing?  It's a disgrace.  Send her back to the 
minor leagues!
     SMOLDER DARKSUN (78-513) (75-63-3,224) of THE DRAGON FIST fought NIGHTFALL (74-
2421) (96-95-3,215) of DARKLINGS.  SMOLDER DARKSUN was viciously subdued by NIGHTFALL 
in a popular 4 minute bloody duel.  They tell you night falls fast in the desert.  Is 
four minutes fast?  But then again, Night didn't Fall, so the question may not arise, 
except that I had to think of something to say here, and it isn't like either of 
these warriors gives me much help.
     TALON WARSMITH (99-101) (71-89-8,230) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought ROBERTO LEATHAM 
(65-6232) (30-30-1,212) of SPLIT INFINITY.  TALON WARSMITH devastated ROBERTO LEATHAM 
in an exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.  Mantor!  It's the hairy little killer 
again.  Somebody step on him before he tries to grab the Horn.
     TREMERE (9-4915) (39-13-0,222) of DARK TOADS fought ZALMARDARIN (78-312) (49-88-
3,182) of THE DRAGON FIST.  TREMERE handily defeated ZALMARDARIN in an action packed 
1 minute one-sided match.  A dragon may be a formidable foe, but the mere fist of a 
dragon, wandering around by itself, is obviously another matter.  It was a pleasure 
to see an old foegy, or however that's spelled, lose to a warrior with only a third 
as many fights showing.  I love the upset victories, because it makes the bookies so 
wrathy.  They way they jump around, screaming and tearing their hair, is better than 
a troop of mimes.

     And the following random match for the Horn:  DRACO MALFOY (74-3500) (28-10-
1,236) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE fought DARKMOON BLACKFELL (75-862) (90-70-3,220) of SCARLET 
KNIGHTS.  DRACO MALFOY was devastated by DARKMOON BLACKFELL in a 2 minute Title 
fight.  I was sorry to see this happen, as the odds of Blackfell writing a column are 
right down there with those for the survival of snowballs in hell.

                                                       This has been Larkin talkin'

CHAMPION OF THE HORN          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862   91  70  3  242  SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)       JADE MOUNTAIN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       72  89  8  243  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE
 TREMERE 9-4915              40  13  0  230  DARK TOADS (275)           ZUKAL
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421           97  95  3  229  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     117 137  3  221  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CYLADIA 51-1122             97 111  0  202  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 SHYLOCK 75-2602             41  37  1  200  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            80 101  2  199  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513      75  64  3  199  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204       33  20  0  198  MUTANT LEAGUE II (257)     DWES EG
 DRACO MALFOY 74-3500        28  11  1  196  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     30  31  1  190  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 KING LOVE 40-3748           26  28  2  190  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU
 FACELESS KILLER 65-4853     22  13  2  190  REIGNING DOOM (210)        DAL SHANG
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      55  79  0  188  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 ZALMARDARIN 78-312          49  89  3  184  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 VALLANT 38-4151             39  18  2  183  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            73  78  0  180  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            66  89  0  180  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    63  65  4  180  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 ENDER 65-4971               40  37  0  179  BATTLE SCHOOL (216)        DAL SHANG
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            63  99  1  176  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
-WINSTON 75-2600             49  27  0  176  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 TOM RIDDLE 74-3501          31  17  2  171  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 BAT 74-2742                 78  78  1  167  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 JAMMIES 74-2829             62  66  1  164  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 UHLEK 38-4234               18   9  2  156  DARK TOADS (271)           CLIFFHOME
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      42  41  0  151  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DARLINA 74-2995             38  25  2  137  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAIYLA KIV
 SILVER SKY 65-4152          36  21  1  136  COLD DARK KNIGHTS (201)    DAL SHANG
 THOMAS 82-14150             10  11  0  124  TOADS OF KRONDUR II (279)  DWES EG

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       51 123  2  115  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 ESSINA TYL VERN 75-2694     19  51  1  113  SAND DANCERS (37)          JADE MOUNTAIN
 ALLAH 13-2440               16  11  0  110  LOS ANGELES DODGERS (287)  DULLENS

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VINCENT CRABBE 74-3498      31  18  2   98  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 VELOXI 38-4233              15   4  0   97  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GISELLA 74-2704             22  14  0   75  CHEYSULI & LIR (222)       DAIYLA KIV
 WAIS 65-6447                20  29  0   74  DARK TOADS (283)           DAL SHANG
 TAMRISSA 38-4153            18  10  0   66  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 GREGORY GOYLE 74-3497       23  25  1   62  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAIYLA KIV
 ALEX GRIFFIN 9-4856         14  12  1   42  DREAM PARK (286)           ZUKAL
 SNOW BLIND 65-5368           7   2  0   31  COLD DARK KNIGHTS (201)    DAL SHANG

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Roberto Leatham -- You're a hairy little guy, aren't you?  Fortunately, I don't have
any prejudice against hairy little guys, so I don't care that you won.  Well, I don't
care much.  But no skills!  For that, you have to let ME win. -- Tairikia

Cort Nightjewel -- Now, you're Night-powdered-jewel.  Ha!  Never annoy a basher with
a hammer in her hand. -- Khora the Small

Kyrlania -- I felt sorry for you at first, but any warrior who won't speak up and let
her manager KNOW that she's unarmed and unarmored out there deserves what she gets.
-- Damoreth Stenn
P.S.  Besides, you're an elf.

The Quickling -- At least you lost quickly.  That's something.  Not MUCH, but
something. -- Toryn tyl Dageda

Uhlek -- So, do Delarquan toads have jewels in their heads?  Just wondering. --
Darlina

Almost I wish we had more Cheating Managers here.  Not standbys, but managers who
cared enough to do their very worst.  As it is....  (sigh) -- Essina tyl Vern

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DRACO MALFOY was devastated by DARKMOON BLACKFELL in a 2 minute Title fight.
TREMERE handily defeated ZALMARDARIN in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
TALON WARSMITH devastated ROBERTO LEATHAM in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
SMOLDER DARKSUN was viciously subdued by NIGHTFALL in a popular 4 minute bloody duel.
DEADBOLT outlasted TORYN TYL DAGEDA in a crowd pleasing 7 minute gory brawl.
FACELESS KILLER was handily defeated by KHORA THE SMALL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BAT was vanquished by KING LOVE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
NIGHTCAP was defeated by VALLANT in a exciting 2 minute gruesome fight.
ZALGOR PRIGG overpowered JAMMIES in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
CYLADIA devastated TAIRIKIA in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
TOM RIDDLE was demolished by SHYLOCK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
CORT NIGHTJEWEL was unbelievably bested by VERMICIOUS KNID in a 3 minute fight.
SILVER SKY was bested by UHLEK in a action packed 2 minute duel.
KYRLANIA overpowered DAMORETH STENN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched brawl.
ENDER overpowered ESSINA TYL VERN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ALLAH was beaten by THOMAS in a 2 minute match.
THE QUICKLING was overpowered by DARLINA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
VELOXI beat GREGORY GOYLE in a action packed 4 minute fight.
VINCENT CRABBE demolished TAMRISSA in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
GISELLA slimly won victory over CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a popular 7 minute contest.
WAIS overpowered ALEX GRIFFIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SNOW BLIND savagely defeated RIRORNI SOLDIER in a action packed 2 minute gory fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  17 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  17 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        33 -  28 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  27 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  40 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  12 -  0      20  |

Turn 259 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       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         6 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862  91  70  3  242 SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)
SLASHING ATTACK  TALON WARSMITH 99-101      72  89  8  243 SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)
AIMED BLOW       TREMERE 9-4915             40  13  0  230 DARK TOADS (275)
STRIKING ATTACK  NIGHTFALL 74-2421          97  95  3  229 DARKLINGS (207)
BASHING ATTACK   KHORA THE SMALL 78-519    117 137  3  221 SAND DANCERS (43)
TOTAL PARRY      DEADBOLT 70-1664           80 101  2  199 SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)
LUNGING ATTACK   DRACO MALFOY 74-3500       28  11  1  196 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745           66  89  0  180 DARKLINGS (207)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777   63  65  4  180 SAND DANCERS (36)
PARRY-STRIKE     VELOXI 38-4233             15   4  0   97 BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)

The overall popularity leader is CYLADIA 51-1122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777.  The ten other most popular fighters were NIGHTFALL 
74-2421, VELOXI 38-4233, DEADBOLT 70-1664, UHLEK 38-4234, KYRLANIA 70-2327, DARKMOON 
BLACKFELL 75-862, SMOLDER DARKSUN 78-513, NIGHTCAP 74-2745, CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196, 
and TREMERE 9-4915.

The least popular fighter this week was ALEX GRIFFIN 9-4856.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE QUICKLING 70-1669, ESSINA TYL VERN 75-2694, BAT 74-2742, 
TAMRISSA 38-4153, TAIRIKIA 51-4247, JAMMIES 74-2829, ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232, 
ZALMARDARIN 78-312, ENDER 65-4971, and DAMORETH STENN 65-6105.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ZUKAL(9)             1  1 0  TRICORUS(51)         1  1 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    2  1 0  
DULLENS(13)          0  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        3  4 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  3 0  
CLIFFHOME(38)        3  1 0  SENTERN(70)          2  1 0  DWES EG(82)          2  0 0  
ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       4  7 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TREMERE 9-4915              40  13  0  230  DARK TOADS (275)           ZUKAL
 ALLAH 13-2440               16  11  0  110  LOS ANGELES DODGERS (287)  DULLENS
 VALLANT 38-4151             39  18  2  183  BLENDING ENTHRONED (264)   CLIFFHOME
 KING LOVE 40-3748           26  28  2  190  SUNNYLAND (284)            ZENSU
 CYLADIA 51-1122             97 111  0  202  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ROBERTO LEATHAM 65-6232     30  31  1  190  SPLIT INFINITY (226)       DAL SHANG
 DEADBOLT 70-1664            80 101  2  199  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421           97  95  3  229  DARKLINGS (207)            DAIYLA KIV
 DARKMOON BLACKFELL 75-862   91  70  3  242  SCARLET KNIGHTS (42)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     117 137  3  221  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 ZALGOR PRIGG 82-15204       33  20  0  198  MUTANT LEAGUE II (257)     DWES EG
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       72  89  8  243  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE