DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/13/2014    Duedate: 10/10/2014

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-374

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SEAWEED
BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
(31-6370) [14-3-1,147]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SEAWEED                        COBOL
BASH BROS OCEAN (627)          LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
(31-6370) [14-3-1,147]         (31-6617) [4-2-1,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAPTOR                         LYTHALIA
THE CANUCKS (58)               GREAT OLD ONES (643)
(31-4594) [20-26-2,88]         (31-6579) [2-3-1,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASH BROS OCEAN (627)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OTTOBAHN (639)              56
2. BASH BROS OCEAN (627)       54      USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
3. LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)      29      Unchartered Team
4. GREAT OLD ONES (643)        23
5. ASSASSIN NATION (515)       21      LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      73  34  2 68.2   1/ 1 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)    13  2 0
 2/ 2 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     45  23  2 66.2   2/ 6 OTTOBAHN (639)           10  2 2
 3/ 3 OTTOBAHN (639)            28  17  2 62.2   3/ 4 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      7  5 0
 4/ 4 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378) 357 300 14 54.3   4/10*GREAT OLD ONES (643)      6  7 1
 5/ 6*LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)    15  13  1 53.6   5/ 3 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   6  8 0
 6- 5 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     297 260 19 53.3   6/ 5 ASSASSIN NATION (515)     6  9 3
 7/ 7 AVENGERS (146)           322 333 22 49.2   7/ 8 AVENGERS (146)            6  9 1
 8/ 8 ASSASSIN NATION (515)    382 399 58 48.9   8/ 2 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U (378)  6  9 0
 9/11 SHADOWHOLD (640)          22  25  2 46.8   9/12 SHADOWHOLD (640)          5  3 2
10/13*GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)       7   8  0 46.7  10/14*LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)    5  5 0
11/ 9 THE STORM REAVERS (408)  187 220 19 45.9  11/ 7*GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)      5  5 0
12/10 THE CANUCKS (58)         314 382 27 45.1  12/11 THE CANUCKS (58)          3 11 0
13-12 THE OTHER ONES (404)      55  73  3 43.0  13- 9 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      2  1 0
14/14*GREAT OLD ONES (643)      14  23  1 37.8  14-13 THE OTHER ONES (404)      0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): ZEPHYR of Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 329): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 351): PULLED ORC of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 345): RU BRINGER of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 326): LEIA of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): DYSLEXIC EDITOR of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): JOCK-IN-THE-BOX of SCOTCH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 280): LEPER MESSIAH of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 95): KELLUMBO'S INITS of BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 278): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 329): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 351): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 326): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): BAD COMBINATIONS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 280): BASH BROS REMOTE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 95): NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 278): BULLDOGS et al (Kennelworth, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): ZEPHYR of Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
                               AMUR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                  (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 345): ASTROTRAIN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
                              HAIRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 326): LEIA of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 301): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 94): WHITEY D'EAGLE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Here I am again, Chimmies.  I know; I know.  You expected it.  So did I.  But I
know you are all happy to see me graduate.  You are sooooooo nice.  So this column
will be all about me.  Everything you wanted to know....
8-9-12-14-20-8-13 SL (norm endu/good dmg)
lifted weights, took some stuff and voila
9-9-12-16-21-8-13 (norm/good)
16-4-1 arenas, no tournaments
7 DM Titles - 3 on Noblish Isle, 4 here
skill learn rate 2,53
adex attack, experts in init, defense, decise
seemed to love the scimitar
37-145-18 SC
1-29-0 HA, 1 kill
all info through 19 fights and prefave announcement
     May your next Duelmaster be nearly as good.
               Pitchfork, DMVII

                                      SPY REPORT

     I believe I've neglected the undefeated warriors of late, so today I will make
sure to tell you about ARNAGE, who has reached the 5-0 mark.  This turn, the more
experienced SOJUTSU tried to blemish that record, but found out that it isn't an
empty record.  Very soon, though, ARNAGE will face the top warriors in arena and for
some reason, I suspect there will also soon be a 1 in the loss column.
     PITCHFORK and AMUR graduated and won their final fights.  But the hate from
Smithy and the USEFUL WEAPONS came out strong.  Our 4 time Duelmaster and Lord
Protector bloodfeuded down 85 points and beat up RYO.  Not to be outdone, its
teammate, TRASH CAN, bloodfeuded down 82 points to LYTHALIA.  And that, my friends,
is how you express a bit of hate!  Beautifully done, Smithy!
     Believe it or not, even after those two wonderful Bloodfeuds, I can still get
excited about our bloodfeuds.  Because our favorite ASSASSINs did it again.  K'NAR'ST
of THE STORM REAVERS attempted a bloodfeud against MALIGN of ASSASSIN NATION.  But
not only was the bloodfeud a failure, MALIGN brought the good stuff and extended the
Bloodfeud terms another 4 turns.
     The arena continues to be a flurry of activity.  No less than 59 total avoids
were issued this last turn.  Only OTTOBAHN did not receive at least a single avoid.
Likely helped them go 4-0-1 since they could issue their challenges without
interference.  On the other side of the spectrum, BASH BROS OCEAN received 12 avoids
(4 from WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U), THE STORM REAVERS 10, and THE CANUCKS, WHAMMO & THUDDA
4U, and ASSASSIN NATION received 23.
     I'm sure there were plenty of challenges spread around as well, but my flunkies
only told me that MYNOGHRA was the most challenged warrior this turn.  MYNOGHRA
fought off a challenge from ERADICATE in a two minutes.  I also know that in total,
there were 13 challenges and 5 bloodfeuds out of 27 fights (not including the single
Dark Arena fight).  That is a very high percentage of challenge matches!  12 teams
fought 52 warriors total.
     As I mentioned earlier, OTTOBAHN went 4-0-1.  But that was not the best team
performance this turn.  In spite of all the avoids, BASH BROS OCEAN managed to go 5-0
this turn.  Helps that since nobody wanted to fight them, the commission put two of
their warriors against the stand ins, though.  But a 5-0 is a 5-0 and put SEAWEED on
the throne and 3 awards total for Assur.  Unfortunately, those spectacular
performances means some other teams did not have great outings.  THE CANUCKS were the
only team to not win a single fight, going 0-4.  I recommend you under performers
start using the Dark Arena more.  Clearly what you have isn't good enough!
     And I need to welcome CUNNING LINGUIST to the personal ads!  You are truly a
manager after my heart.  Keep up the down challenges, maybe add some kills to them,
and there is a chance you could win it! -- Belinda

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEAWEED 6370                 14   3  1   147       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRIVATE LAPDANCE 5656        16   3  1   112       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 TRASH CAN 6478               20   5  0    99       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 LITTER 6523                  10   3  1    99       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 KILROGG DEADEYE 6397         19   5  0    94       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
-ROGUE 3593                   12  12  0    91       THE OTHER ONES (404)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUAYRA 6501                   6   3  1    90       OTTOBAHN (639)
 RAPTOR 4594                  20  26  2    88       THE CANUCKS (58)
 THE INAUDIBLE 6490           11   3  2    80       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 STRATOS 6499                  7   3  0    77       OTTOBAHN (639)
-RAVAGED 3592                 15   8  0    71       THE OTHER ONES (404)
-DEFIANCE 4262                10   7  2    70       THE OTHER ONES (404)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARNAGE 6563                   5   0  0    59       OTTOBAHN (639)
 TAR 6553                      3   0  0    58       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 ARSON 6439                   11  11  0    57       THE CANUCKS (58)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYO 6470                      7  10  1    56       AVENGERS (146)
 YETI 6497                     6   5  1    55       OTTOBAHN (639)
 URAKO WITSTEALER 6505         6   4  0    55       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 MR. FREEZE 6524               8   5  0    49       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 DR. SOX 6488                  7   7  0    45       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 MALIGN 6542                   4   4  3    40       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 SHARK 6525                    8   5  0    39       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 SOJUTSU 6482                  6   9  0    39       AVENGERS (146)
 CONTEMPT 6541                 5   5  1    39       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 ISHIBO 6441                   7  16  1    38       AVENGERS (146)
 TOKVY SWORDMAGE 6507          5   4  0    38       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 COBOL 6617                    4   2  1    38       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
-CAPTAIN MORGAN 6283           4   1  0    36       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 PASCAL 6616                   4   2  0    34       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRAIRIE FIRE 6527             8   4  1    33       THE CANUCKS (58)
 QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466       8   7  0    33       THE CANUCKS (58)
 FHTAGN 6516                   5   8  0    33       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
 C++ 6619                      5   1  0    33       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
-TANTRUM 5083                  3   0  1    33       THE OTHER ONES (404)
 DEATHWING 6594                3   1  0    29       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 BAM-BAM 6587                  3   1  0    24       GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYTHALIA 6579                 2   3  1    23       GREAT OLD ONES (643)
 EXTERMINATE 6599              2   2  1    23       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 ODACHI 6569                   3   4  0    20       AVENGERS (146)
 CASPER 6585                   3   1  0    20       GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)
 WET NOODLE 6556               2   2  0    18       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 UVEAX SKULLMAKER 6602         1   1  1    17       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 YORITH 6573                   2   3  0    16       GREAT OLD ONES (643)
 MYNOGHRA 6572                 3   2  0    15       GREAT OLD ONES (643)
 BASIC 6627                    1   0  0    13       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
 OROKE STONEMAGUS 6603         1   1  1    10       SHADOWHOLD (640)
 NER'ZHUL 6595                 1   3  0    10       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 ERADICATE 6598                2   2  1     9       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
-PRIVATE PLACE 6522            1   1  0     8       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 FLASH 6606                    1   1  0     8       GHOSTWALKERS 3 (645)
 CROM CRUACH 6620              1   0  0     5       GREAT OLD ONES (643)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DENTARG 6621                  1   1  0     4       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 EIFFEL 6612                   0   2  0     2       LANGUAGE BARRIER (646)
 LIPOR 6626                    0   1  0     1       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
-PERISH 6550                   0   1  0     1       THE OTHER ONES (404)
 DEVIOUS 6628                  0   1  0     1       ASSASSIN NATION (515)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      UVEAX SKULLMAKER 6602 374  NONE
GHOST 2 6588            0  1 0 GHOSTWALKERS 3 645   ERADICATE 6598        371  REVENGED
CTHULHU 6533            3  2 0 GREAT OLD ONES 643   MALIGN 6542           372  REVENGED
K'NAR'ST 6529           3  3 0 GREAT OLD ONES 643   MALIGN 6542           374   
TEAM CAPTAIN 6190       8  6 0 MILITARY MAYHEM 89   RAPTOR 4594           371  REVENGED
CHO'GALL 6502           5  3 0 THE STORM REAVER 408 ISHIBO 6441           370  REVENGED
ORGRIM 6597             0  2 0 THE STORM REAVER 408 EXTERMINATE 6599      372  JUST REVENGED
BASEBALL BAT 6474      12  7 1 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   THE INAUDIBLE 6490    371   
BRASS KNUCKLES 6608     0  1 0 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   LYTHALIA 6579         373  JUST REVENGED
ROPE 6475               6  7 0 USEFUL WEAPONS 636   RYO 6470              373  JUST REVENGED
DIMENTO 6564            3  4 0 WHAMMO & THUDDA  378 BLACK ORC             374  NONE
SHO 7 6551              4  3 0 WHAMMO & THUDDA  378 HUAYRA 6501           373   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Egads!  Me Useful Weapons be goin' 2-3-0-2.  Ye all be agin me, I done see.  Pshaw ta
y'all! -- Smithy

We officially hate YOU, Ryo of Avengers!  Killing Rope was uncalled for, you cretin!
(screams really long and loud)  Rope may have been full of hemp, but he was a
beautiful 12-6-9-17-9-14-17 ST and we loved his various twists.  May the bluebird of
happiness dump blue feces all over your bald head! -- Lady Smith, Useful Weapons
Publicist

Maybe we hate YOU more, Lythalia of Great Old Ones.  Taking the life of rookie Brass
Knuckles was an unwarranted and ruthless feat, you old worthless camel hump!  (lets
out a shrill wail)  Brass Knuckles was a rookie striker with 11-17-12-21-7-9-7
credentials.  He even had normal endurance.  But you cut him off at the arm, you
dingbat!  I hate you!  May your life be filled with jock itch and shingles! -- Lady
Smith, Useful Weapons Publicist

Amur -- See, stick with me.  I'll get you to The Big Times. -- Pitchfork, Useful
Weapons

Casper -- Thank you for being a friendly ghost cuz I really, really needed a win. --
Wet Noodle, Useful Weapons

Seaweed -- You again?  What do you think I am, a dump? -- Trash Can, Useful Weapons

I shore does hope I gits sum studs fer 'cruits.  Yup. -- Smithy
P.S. I am # 997. -- Pitchfork

Stratos -- I only wish you'd thrown fewer crits. -- Pascal

Exterminate -- What do you call that thing you did, where you dodged my attack and
then stole the init?  I may have to try that... -- Eiffel

Useful Weapons -- Better? -- Cunning Linguist, Mgr Language Barrier (a wholly owned
subsidiary of Trump Gladiatorial Enterprises)

Trash Can -- Some people try to put me inside you.  But that is just not happening.
-- Seaweed

Raptor -- Sometimes the youngster can even get a lucky win from a veteran like you.
I'm sure our next bout will have you leave on top. -- Litter

Contempt -- How I feel about you has nothing to do with it.  I just want to eat and
you looked a tasty morsel. -- Shark

LG -- Even if it is with my recent TC warrior, I relish my wins against you, since
you seem to give me way more losses than I care for. -- Assur

Arnage -- Next time, I'll come out faster and colder. -- Mr. Freeze

Assur -- If my warrior challenges a warrior in his class, but with lower recognition
points, is that considered a down challenge? -- Spectre

Shark -- I thought you had me there for a moment.  Hope it didn't hurt to sit for too
long. -- Contempt

K'Nar'St -- Well fought.  I want to try that again when my weapons don't break.
Congrats on the successful bloodfeud. -- Malign

Eiffel -- You got the jump on me, but it's not how you start it's how you finish.
Better luck in your next fight. -- Exterminate

Bam-Bam -- Well foguth and congratulations on the bloodfeud.  Until we meet again. --
Eradicate

Ghost of Brass Knuckles -- I guess with all the hype in the personal ads reguarding
your arrival we were all looking forward to seeing more of you.  Too bad your're "out
for the count."  It wasn't even us! -- Assassin Nation

20 August 14
SLAUGHTER CHALLENGE 2

Several years ago I ran a contest known as the "Slaughter Challenge" which was the
idea of a member of my alliance at the time.  We unfortunately lost him during a
robbery attempt at the store he worked at.  This November will mark the 10th
anniversary of his passing so I have decided to run the Slaughter Challenge again in
remembrance of him.

Rich Hammes was a member of my alliance, the Vendetta Cartel, and had sponsored me
into the alliance.  Rich was a common poster to both the Yahoo Duelmasters group as
well as the Duel2 boards and our Alliance's Yahoo group.  He went by the handle
GameOgre on the Duel2 boards and was known by the name Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest.
He was a very kind and thoughtful man who always had time to talk with not only his
alliance-mates but anyone else who wanted to discuss Duelmasters.  He also had time
to talk with anyone about personal life issues if he felt he could help.  He was a
daily, and prolific, poster to these sites and seemed to enjoy the interaction with
others regarding this game that he loved so much.

I would also like everyone to know that he spent several years in the US Navy serving
on a Nuclear attack Submarine in protection of our nation.  He was well loved, and
well known, by the community in which he lived even spending time at a local Ice
Cream Shop around closing time to assure that the lady who owned the store was safe
as she was often alone when she closed her shop.  He was a well known and much loved
member of his local community.  His death was grieved by his local San Diego
community where they held a candle-light vigil for him and many expressed their
disbelief that he was gone.  These are just a scant few examples of what a kind and
caring man he was and why not only our gaming community lost a great deal on that
fateful day, but also shows why there was tremendous sadness among the community in
which he lived.

It is near to 10 years since his passing and there are many times I wonder, "What
would Rich think about this...."  I miss my friend dearly to this day and I hope you
will come join us in this contest idea which he himself came up with.  He thought we
should all learn to appreciate what Jorja does to keep our smaller arenas alive and
populated!

The contest will be held in Morya, arena 28, beginning on the turn that is due on
November 6th, 2014 (turn 378 I believe).  Tourney participation is not allowed during
the contest but the contest will start after the fall Mailer so you can get your
warriors a few fight experience should you choose to.  The timing of the contest was
done to allow entry into the fall mailer.

The rules are fairly simple and inspired to let us all feel what it is like to run
warriors like Jorja does.  Her teams across Alastari may sometimes be taken for
granted so this contest will allow us to appreciate her teams a little better as they
populate the arenas we fight in.

The Rules--

There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single
use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  Win or lose the Dark
Arena is allowed but once, so if you want your warrior dead be sure and throw the
fight!

The contest will last for 12 turns.  May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena
fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights
count in the scoring.  It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-
in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior.  This will be a test of
basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well.

If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior
entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death,
cannot score points!  The one exception are the dead tourneys.  Should you wish you
may enter your warriors in dead tourneys, since they are not a member of your team,
or even the living, at the time.  The warrior may even return to the contest if a
natural opening can be found for it, or you choose to use your Dark Arena fight to
make that opening (if you still have that option left).  Break the no DA, challenge,
or avoid rules and you will be DQed as soon as the transgression is discovered.  To
keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with
these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the
second time gets you DQed.  This also counts if it is found you bring a second team
in for the purpose of making challenges; you will be DQed.

Scoring is as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
  personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written from
  one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get
  the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)
-5 points and the loss of that warrior's slot for scoring the remainder of the
  contest for entering a warrior into a REGULAR tourney (again DEAD tourney is open)

The Prizes:
1st place -- +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
  favorite knowledge
2nd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior

Iron Manager Award -- Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

The bonus potions and favorites knowledge must be used on warriors with 5 FE or more
and MUST be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.  The resurrection potion
must be used within 6 months of the end of the contest but may be used on any warrior
regardless of FE.  ALL prizes must be used on the contest team, they are NOT
transferable to another team!

If you wish to participate please notify Street Legal via Personal Ad in arena 28, on
the Duel2 forums, or in Chatzy!

10 September 14
Announcing the 1st Veterans Ballot for the Shadowspire Hall of Fame.
      Here are the voting rules.

First Ballot:  Anyone that has played a turn in Shadowspire during turns 1-200 is
eligible to vote.
One ballot per player.  Having multiple teams does not mean more than one ballot.
Give Team name and Manager/Real Name when voting.
Vote for a max of 10 warriors on the ballot.
You CANNOT vote for your own warriors during the first vote.
The top 10 warriors receiving votes will go to the Finals Ballot.  (Any ties for
tenth will be also be included in finals.)
NOTE: All warriors that DO NOT receive at least one vote will not be eligible for
future HOF ballots.

The Finals Ballot: 
It will be a YES or NO vote by all players that have graduated a warrior from
Shadowpsire in the first 200 turns.
For a warrior to be inducted into Hall of Fame they must receive at least 60% yes
vote.
Ballots are available at the Shadowspire Hall of Fame at Google Drive (Click the
81HOFBALLOT pdf or excel file, the print or download option is at top of page) or
requesting one by diplo to Clan Longbeard(39) in DM 81 or by the email listed below. 

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_GugEukwTCWRnVtLVFVNXBZeGM&usp=sharing

How to place your votes:
1--You can print the pdf ballot and fill out, then diplo to me or ask for my mailing
address by private message to mail directly.
2--You can download the excel sheet and fill out and save, then email ballot as an
attachment.  (The excel Ballot is protected, so you can only write in the proper
areas.)
3--You can just email your Team name/Manager/Real Name and the names of the 10
warriors you are voting for to the email to cjcaviness1962 at gmail dot com.

Anyone that knows players that have played in Shadowspire that are not currently
active, please contact them and ask them to participate in the voting, they have
earned the right and we want their participation.

Visionist/Chris Caviness
Clan Longbeard DM 81

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DIMENTO was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PITCHFORK savagely defeated RYO in a exciting 1 minute gory Bloodfeud melee.
THE INAUDIBLE slimly lost to HUAYRA in a 2 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
TRASH CAN devastated LYTHALIA in a exciting 3 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
KILROGG DEADEYE devastated EXTERMINATE in a popular 3 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
K'NAR'ST was dealt death by MALIGN in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
TAR devastated ISHIBO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
RAPTOR was unbelievably bested by AMUR in a 3 minute expert's Challenge melee.
STRATOS overpowered ARSON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SOJUTSU was overpowered by ARNAGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CONTEMPT was overcome by YETI in a popular 1 minute brutal Challenge bout.
PASCAL was savagely defeated by MR. FREEZE in a 9 minute Challenge competition.
SHARK luckily beat DEATHWING in a 1 minute master vs. novice Challenge match.
COBOL handily defeated WET NOODLE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
TOKVY SWORDMAGE defeated QUEEN OF THE NORTH in a 3 minute Challenge struggle.
C++ handily defeated FLASH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
ERADICATE was bested by MYNOGHRA in a 2 minute novice's Challenge brawl.
OROKE STONEMAGUS was beaten by CASPER in a 2 minute novice's Challenge match.
EIFFEL was overpowered by YORITH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LITTER devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SEAWEED overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
URAKO WITSTEALER beat FHTAGN in a 1 minute fray.
PRAIRIE FIRE was vanquished by DR. SOX in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
ODACHI luckily beat NER'ZHUL in a 1 minute match.
BAM-BAM overpowered DEVIOUS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
UVEAX SKULLMAKER executed CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DENTARG was defeated by BASIC in a 2 minute novice's bout.
CROM CRUACH unbelievably bested LIPOR in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        41 -  36 -  4      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  37 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         BASHING ATTACK    34 -  37 -  5      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  49 -  6      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  47 -  4      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       37 -  45 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |

Turn 374 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         4  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  6         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SEAWEED 6370               14   3  1  147 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
TOTAL PARRY      TRASH CAN 6478             20   5  0   99 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
BASHING ATTACK   LITTER 6523                10   3  1   99 BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
SLASHING ATTACK  HUAYRA 6501                 6   3  1   90 OTTOBAHN (639)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE INAUDIBLE 6490         11   3  2   80 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (378)
WALL OF STEEL    YETI 6497                   6   5  1   55 OTTOBAHN (639)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is RAPTOR 4594.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LYTHALIA 6579.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAPTOR 4594, MR. FREEZE 
6524, EXTERMINATE 6599, TOKVY SWORDMAGE 6507, DEATHWING 6594, YETI 6497, DENTARG 
6621, LIPOR 6626, DIMENTO 6564, and THE INAUDIBLE 6490.

The least popular fighter this week was PASCAL 6616.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEVIOUS 6628, PRAIRIE FIRE 6527, FLASH 6606, QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466, 
WET NOODLE 6556, ARSON 6439, ISHIBO 6441, K'NAR'ST 6529, BASIC 6627, and NER'ZHUL 
6595.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

AMUR (31-6323) AVENGERS (146)
PITCHFORK (31-6476) USEFUL WEAPONS (636)