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Date   : 11/19/2005    Duedate: 12/02/2005

LIRIN KIV

DM-107    TURN-287

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 POSSE 77/219           18   11  0 62.1      TOADS OF AMBER III 82/274             
  2 DARKLINGS 74/207      829  819  8 50.3      DARK TOADS 65/283                     
    SKAITHVARN 51/116                           TOADS OF KRONDUR II 82/279            
  3 SCARLET KNIGHT 99/19  664  698  6 48.8    6 SAND DANCERS 74/36   1638 2153 21 43.2
    SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/64                       SAND DANCERS 51/253                   
    THE DRAGON FIST 78/30                       SAND DANCERS 78/43                    
  4 SLYTHERIN HOU 74/277   88   96  1 47.8      SAND DANCERS 65/78                    
  5 DARK TOADS 75/262     195  219  5 47.1

    '##/###' 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 354): $1.25 Q-STAFF of MIGHTY DUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 325): AULDRYMBREI of GURTARG'S AXES (Sir Chester, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 322): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 309): APPLE-TREE of TREE PEOPLE (Elderberry, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 286): KHORA THE SMALL of SAND DANCERS from LIN TIRIAN
                              (Rebina, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 354): MIGHTY DUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 325): GURTARG'S AXES (Sir Chester, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 322): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 309): FURY'S EDGE (Fury, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 286): POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 353): VELVET CRUSH of UNDERGROUND KINGS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 325): ADALIUS of GURTARG'S AXES (Sir Chester, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 321): YERIX of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

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

     Ha!  Did you really think that I HAD a weak side?  That you could take ME out
with your "deadly timed power"?  Ha!

                      Khora the Small but Victorious

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Debby Tonte was going to do the spy report, which was, well, I guess it was 
"nice" of her.  But there's no need for her to be PUSHY.
     No challenges, no avoids, fourteen fights involving one standby.

     GREGORY GOYLE (74-3497) (35-40-1,74) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE fought ALASTARIAN 
DESERTER (107-1) (0-0-0,30) of, presumably, Alastari.  GREGORY GOYLE won victory over 
ALASTARIAN DESERTER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.  This was a good thing, 
because we don't want people deserting Alastari.  Where would they go?  Lirith Kai, 
that's where, and we don't need 'em.  We've got our own problems.
     MAD DOC WILLIAMS (77-2432) (28-10-0,177) of POSSE fought ARIA (75-3012) (27-31-
1,104) of DARK TOADS.  MAD DOC WILLIAMS outwaited ARIA in a popular 7 minute 
conflict.  I cannot, absolutely cannot, imagine why the crowd liked this.  Sitting 
there for seven minutes in the RAIN, watching a couple of so-called gladiators 
exchange ritual grimaces.
     DAMORETH STENN (65-6105) (49-61-0,170) of SAND DANCERS fought MOCKINGBIRD (75-
3073) (24-19-0,126) of DARK TOADS.  DAMORETH STENN murdered MOCKINGBIRD in a 1 minute 
one-sided brawl.  This was excessive.  There was no reason for Stenn to do this.
     DARLINA (74-2995) (49-41-3,170) of SAND DANCERS fought DESPERADO (77-2459) (24-
11-2,125) of POSSE.  DARLINA devastated DESPERADO in an exciting 1 minute mismatched 
conflict.  Mis-matched, yes.  Exciting and devastating?  Well, I suppose it's all in 
the point of view.
     THE QUICKLING (70-1669) (63-138-2,160) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought WAIS (65-6447) 
(30-46-0,174) of DARK TOADS.  THE QUICKLING was savagely defeated by WAIS in an 
exciting 2 minute brutal fight.  Savage brutality, whatever next?  I didn't think 
Wais was the kind of person to go in for that savage brutality and all.

     BAT (74-2742) (91-92-1,187) of DARKLINGS fought TOM RIDDLE (74-3501) (40-35-
3,177) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE.  BAT overpowered TOM RIDDLE in an action packed 1 minute 
one-sided fight.  Your trick with the cape, there at the beginning, was inspired, 
Bat.  I didn't think they were going to let you get away with it, but it was 
definitely inspired.  And perhaps flinging it over the arenamaster's eyes helped you 
get away with the, ahem, other stuff.  I wouldn't know.
     THOMAS (82-14150) (19-29-2,187) of TOADS OF KRONDUR II fought TORYN TYL DAGEDA 
(74-2777) (73-82-4,177) of SAND DANCERS.  THOMAS vanquished TORYN TYL DAGEDA in an 
action packed 1 minute uneven fight.  You call that "action-packed"?  I call it a few 
seconds of blur and then both parties are bowing and walking away.  I guess I need 
special "speed vision" glasses.
     NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (83-99-0,182) of DARKLINGS fought CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196) 
(64-97-0,159) of THE DRAGON FIST.  NIGHTCAP won victory over CORT NIGHTJEWEL in an 
action packed 2 minute duel.  I grant you that action is the easiest way for the 
gladiators, stuck out there in the open, to keep warm.  And yes, it was a cunning 
trick to pull Cort's cap over his eyes, Nightcap, but what do you do when your 
opponent isn't wearing a cap?  You have to think of these possibilities.
     DRACO MALFOY (74-3500) (45-21-1,196) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE fought NIGHTFALL (74-
2421) (116-103-4,196) of DARKLINGS.  DRACO MALFOY overpowered NIGHTFALL in a popular 
1 minute gruesome mismatched brawl.  How could anybody tell it was gruesome?  The 
whole thing took place between nightfall and moonrise, and it was pitch dark.  Sure, 
sometimes you can see a lot by starshine, but not when it's raining.

     VINCENT CRABBE (74-3498) (41-35-2,190) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE fought KYRLANIA (70-
2327) (82-107-1,197) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  VINCENT CRABBE was vanquished by KYRLANIA 
in a 1 minute mismatched fight.  Is she still running bare-knuckle, Vince?
     ZALMARDARIN (78-312) (66-99-3,212) of THE DRAGON FIST fought JAMMIES (74-2829) 
(75-80-1,190) of DARKLINGS.  ZALMARDARIN overpowered JAMMIES in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute mismatched match.  Tell me, Jammies, what was the idea with the saxophone?
     TALON WARSMITH (99-101) (94-94-8,211) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought CYLADIA (51-
1122) (113-122-1,199) of SKAITHVARN.  TALON WARSMITH viciously subdued CYLADIA in a 
crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.  Some people just don't appreciate a good piece 
of sculpture.
     TAIRIKIA (51-4247) (93-85-0,225) of SAND DANCERS fought BRAND (82-13289) (27-26-
1,195) of TOADS OF AMBER III.  TAIRIKIA was vanquished by BRAND in an exciting 1 
minute gory uneven battle.  This happens when your attention wanders, Tairikia.  With 
a short fight, there's no time to haul it back.

     And for the title, KHORA THE SMALL (78-519) (138-143-3,250) of SAND DANCERS 
fought DEADBOLT (70-1664) (100-108-2,213) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  KHORA THE SMALL was 
devastated by DEADBOLT in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.  Which means no column 
next time, am I right?  Oh, well.

Larkin,
again

CHAMPION OF THE HORN          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEADBOLT 70-1664           101 108  2  223  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZALMARDARIN 78-312          67  99  3  220  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       95  94  8  219  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE
 DRACO MALFOY 74-3500        46  21  1  216  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAYLA KIV
 BRAND 82-13289              28  26  1  215  TOADS OF AMBER III (274)   DWES EG

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            83 107  1  208  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      50  61  1  199  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG
 BAT 74-2742                 92  92  1  198  DARKLINGS (207)            DAYLA KIV
 CYLADIA 51-1122            113 123  1  195  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 THOMAS 82-14150             20  29  2  195  TOADS OF KRONDUR II (279)  DWES EG
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421          116 104  4  192  DARKLINGS (207)            DAYLA KIV
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     138 144  3  190  SAND DANCERS (43)          LIN TIRIAN
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            93  86  0  188  SAND DANCERS (253)         TRICORUS
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            84  99  0  184  DARKLINGS (207)            DAYLA KIV
 JAMMIES 74-2829             75  81  1  183  DARKLINGS (207)            DAYLA KIV
 VINCENT CRABBE 74-3498      41  36  2  182  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MAD DOC WILLIAMS 77-2432    29  10  0  179  POSSE (219)                MAZGOURRAH
 WAIS 65-6447                31  46  0  178  DARK TOADS (283)           DAL SHANG
 DARLINA 74-2995             50  41  3  177  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAYLA KIV
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    73  83  4  170  SAND DANCERS (36)          DAYLA KIV
 TOM RIDDLE 74-3501          40  36  3  170  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAYLA KIV
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      64  98  0  161  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       63 139  2  160  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DESPERADO 77-2459           24  12  2  128  POSSE (219)                MAZGOURRAH
 MOCKINGBIRD 75-3073         24  20  0  127  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 ARIA 75-3012                27  32  1  125  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GREGORY GOYLE 74-3497       36  40  1   76  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAYLA KIV

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
MOCKINGBIRD 75-3073        24  20  0 DARK TOADS 262         DAMORETH STENN 65-6105 287

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Khora -- Good fight!  You certainly earned the title.  I had you in trouble in the
second minute, though, didn't I?  Good desperation strategy. -- Nightfall
P.S.  Are you ready for the increased competition in Free Blades?

Larkin -- So, when is the merging going to happen?  I think we're all ready now. --
Nightfall

     Nobody tells me stuff like that.

Damoreth Stenn -- You did have one chance to riposte, at the beginning of the fight,
and you should have used it.  I don't like winning fights by hacking up someone who
isn't mounting any defense at all. -- Cyladia

Vincent Crabbe -- You are a scary example of your style.  Well done, nice comeback.
-- Nightcap

Talon Warsmith -- I really didn't appreciate that.  You could have said, "Surrender
now for both our sakes," or something.  And hey, didn't I fight you last time? --
Jammies

Larkin -- What do you mean, retire?  I'm getting good at this! -- Jammies
P.S.  But thanks for noticing the suit.  It didn't matter than T.W. couldn't enjoy
the colors.  It gave me confidence.

     Good stuff, confidence.

The Quickling -- Thanks!  If I win this turn, I'll have an even record, then if I win
again, I'll have a winning record.  Woo hoo! -- Bat
P.S.  How did you like my cape?

Kyrlania -- It always amazes me to find that there is a manager who pays even less
attention than Li Dan does. -- Tairikia
P.S.  Unless he really thinks you can do well coming out in your skivvies like that?
I know managers are strange (and we are the ones who have to suffer for their whims),
but that one seems particularly outrageous.

Cyladia -- You know, I'd like to see some of your sculpture.  I need something for
the atrium of my house on the coast, and maybe you could do a piece for me? --
Damoreth Stenn, looking forward to retirement

Thomas -- They (meaning my more experienced teammates) tell me that it's difficult to
beat a golem, and that is true.  So it doesn't bother me much to lose to you.  Better
lose a fight than have to go around all the time with no gender. -- Darlina

Mockingbird -- I don't know what the fans were screaming for!  They should have KNOWN
that I wouldn't kill a mockingbird!  That would be WRONG. -- Toryn tyl Dageda
P.S.  My reputation for violence is undeserved.  I'm not that mean, really.  In my
day job, I'm a healer.

Larkin -- You are so full of it! -- Toryn tyl Dageda

     What, beans?  I'm afraid so, but I'll try not to do it again.

Larkin -- They were DRIED fish, dammit.  A great nibble on a cold day. -- Damoreth
Stenn

     There is no time or place short of starving on a desert isle where fish are
     good.

Bat -- I'm not sure, I'm still waiting for the reports myself.  I have been TOLD that
if other people write personals in the Dal Shang newsletter, I can get a write-up on
the party.  So far, no luck. -- Damoreth Stenn

     Ah, but managers will say anything.

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire

alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KHORA THE SMALL was devastated by DEADBOLT in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
TAIRIKIA was vanquished by BRAND in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven battle.
TALON WARSMITH viciously subdued CYLADIA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.
ZALMARDARIN overpowered JAMMIES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
VINCENT CRABBE was vanquished by KYRLANIA in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DRACO MALFOY overpowered NIGHTFALL in a popular 1 minute gruesome mismatched brawl.
NIGHTCAP won victory over CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a action packed 2 minute duel.
THOMAS vanquished TORYN TYL DAGEDA in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
BAT overpowered TOM RIDDLE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE QUICKLING was savagely defeated by WAIS in a exciting 2 minute brutal fight.
DARLINA devastated DESPERADO in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DAMORETH STENN murdered MOCKINGBIRD in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MAD DOC WILLIAMS outwaited ARIA in a popular 7 minute conflict.
GREGORY GOYLE won victory over ALASTARIAN DESERTER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    17 -   3 -  0      85  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        19 -  15 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  15 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  18 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  32 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  21 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  19 -  0      37  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 287 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DEADBOLT 70-1664          101 108  2  223 SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)
BASHING ATTACK   ZALMARDARIN 78-312         67  99  3  220 THE DRAGON FIST (30)
SLASHING ATTACK  TALON WARSMITH 99-101      95  94  8  219 SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)
LUNGING ATTACK   DRACO MALFOY 74-3500       46  21  1  216 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)
AIMED BLOW       KYRLANIA 70-2327           83 107  1  208 SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)
STRIKING ATTACK  CYLADIA 51-1122           113 123  1  195 SKAITHVARN (116)
PARRY-LUNGE      THOMAS 82-14150            20  29  2  195 TOADS OF KRONDUR II (279)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777   73  83  4  170 SAND DANCERS (36)
WALL OF STEEL    CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     64  98  0  161 THE DRAGON FIST (30)

The overall popularity leader is CYLADIA 51-1122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ARIA 75-3012.  The ten other most popular fighters were TALON WARSMITH 99-101, 
WAIS 65-6447, NIGHTCAP 74-2745, GREGORY GOYLE 74-3497, BRAND 82-13289, DRACO MALFOY 
74-3500, MAD DOC WILLIAMS 77-2432, ZALMARDARIN 78-312, THE QUICKLING 70-1669, and 
CYLADIA 51-1122.

The least popular fighter this week was MOCKINGBIRD 75-3073.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TAIRIKIA 51-4247, DESPERADO 77-2459, TOM RIDDLE 74-3501, 
VINCENT CRABBE 74-3498, KHORA THE SMALL 78-519, TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777, NIGHTFALL 
74-2421, KYRLANIA 70-2327, JAMMIES 74-2829, and DEADBOLT 70-1664.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TRICORUS(51)         0  2 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        5  5 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  2 0  
DAL SHANG(65)        2  0 1  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    0  2 0  DWES EG(82)          2  0 0  
SENTERN(70)          2  1 0  MAZGOURRAH(77)       1  1 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CYLADIA 51-1122            113 123  1  195  SKAITHVARN (116)           TRICORUS
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      50  61  1  199  SAND DANCERS (78)          DAL SHANG
 DEADBOLT 70-1664           101 108  2  223  SCARLET KNIGHTS (64)       SENTERN
 DRACO MALFOY 74-3500        46  21  1  216  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (277)      DAYLA KIV
 MOCKINGBIRD 75-3073         24  20  0  127  DARK TOADS (262)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 MAD DOC WILLIAMS 77-2432    29  10  0  179  POSSE (219)                MAZGOURRAH
 ZALMARDARIN 78-312          67  99  3  220  THE DRAGON FIST (30)       LIN TIRIAN
 BRAND 82-13289              28  26  1  215  TOADS OF AMBER III (274)   DWES EG
 TALON WARSMITH 99-101       95  94  8  219  SCARLET KNIGHTS (19)       SOUTH RIDGE