DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/24/2015    Duedate: 07/07/2015

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-221

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DJEREE THE DJERK
THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
(81-623) [24-23-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IMPALA                         DOCTOR J
ERRATA (44)                    NBA LEGENDS (156)
(81-240) [19-7-1,114]          (81-2385) [5-2-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STRAY CAT                      BROOSS
ERRATA (44)                    THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
(81-242) [16-9-0,106]          (81-1287) [5-8-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NBA LEGENDS (156)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CULT OF BACCHUS (4)         56
2. NBA LEGENDS (156)           46      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)      39      Unchartered Team
4. OTTO'S DINER (96)           37
5. WICKED MARTYRS (148)        36      NBA LEGENDS (156)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*NBA LEGENDS (156)         22  13  3 62.9   1/10*NBA LEGENDS (156)        11  4 2
 2/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       615 470 22 56.7   2/ 5 FURRY FURY (25)          10  5 0
 3/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      391 304 12 56.3   3/ 9 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       9  6 1
 4/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    595 502 17 54.2   4/ 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 0
 5/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)         466 398 18 53.9   5/20 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    8  6 0
 6/ 0 ERRATA (44)               69  60  2 53.5   6/14 OTTO'S DINER (96)         8  7 1
 7/ 6 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    151 132 16 53.4   7/ 1 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     8  7 1
 8/ 8 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     108  96  6 52.9   8/ 6 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      8  7 1
 9/ 7 ROGUES DEN (140)          68  62  5 52.3   9/ 7 PRAY THE GODS (155)       8  7 0
10/ 9 WARMASTERS (15)          564 520 39 52.0  10/ 4 WARMASTERS (15)           8  7 0
11/10 OTTO'S DINER (96)        406 378 19 51.8  11/16 ROGUES DEN (140)          7  3 1
12-11 EINHERJAR (157)           31  31  1 50.0  12/12 DARQUE AGES (29)          7  7 0
13/12 FURRY FURY (25)          353 362 20 49.4  13/11 THE COMMODORES (150)      7  8 1
14/13 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)   168 180  5 48.3  14/ 8 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        7  8 1
15/14 PRAY THE GODS (155)       32  37  3 46.4  15/17 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      6  9 1
16/17 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      364 448 14 44.8  16/15 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    6  9 0
17/16 THE COMMODORES (150)      75  95  2 44.1  17/21 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       5  8 0
18/18 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   262 349 20 42.9  18/18 WAR MACHINE (26)          5 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     104 155  6 40.2  19-19*DOOM BRIGADE (158)        4  6 0
20-20*DOOM BRIGADE (158)         4   6  0 40.0  20/ 0*BONE MUNCHERS (159)       4 10 0
21/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (160)    2   3  1 40.0  21/13 INEBRIATION (27)          4 11 1
22/21 WAR MACHINE (26)          91 151 10 37.6  22/ 0 ERRATA (44)               3  2 0
23/22 INEBRIATION (27)          51 116  6 30.5  23/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (160)   2  3 1
24/ 0*BONE MUNCHERS (159)        7  18  0 28.0  24-22 EINHERJAR (157)           2  8 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

What do you call a man that graduates last in his medical class?  And the answer is 
Doctor!  What do you call a warrior that graduates with the worst record for their 
respective style?  He or she (and sometimes it) is still an immortal Lord Protector.  
The following warriors did not excel in the arena, but they survived long enough to 
earn the title and land from Lady Greywand and now stand ready as immortal protectors 
of the land against the forces of the Chaos Gates.

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AIMED BLOW
Sponge Bath of AARP 20-35-2 (36.36%)
Ryak Razorsaw of Big Lake Outcasts 20-35-2 (38.18%)
Zevran of Of Wolf and Man 18-17-1 (51.43%)

BASHER
Berserker of Monster Manual 19-24-3 (44.19%)
Charles Martel of Darque Ages 22-27-2 (44.90%)
Feohr of Clan Longbeard 21-23-1 (47.73%)

LUNGER
Tossed Salad of Food 20-41-0 (32.79%)
Ornery Ocelot of Furry Fury 21-36-0 (36.84%)
Knut Sunderhelm of Dragonbane Guild 23-28-3 (45.10%)

PARRY LUNGER
Henry Miller of Literate Loons 17-44-1 (27.87%)
Virginia Woolf of Literate Loons 17-27-1 (38.64%)
Pseudo Dragon of Monster Manual 17-20-1 (45.95%)

PARRY RIPOSTE
Long Nose Hairs of AARP 21-28-1 (42.86%)
Edna Millay of Literate Loons 26-29-0 (47.27%)
Import-Export of La Pentarchie 26-22-3 (54.17%)

PARRY STRIKE
Ziggy Pike of Dragonbane Guild 16-19-0 (45.71%)
Glabrio of Warmasters 23-25-2 (47.92%)
Cazador of Dragonbane Guild 26-26-0 (50.00%)

SLASHER
McGregor of Dragonbane Guild 19-24-1 (44.19%)
Axel Von Spire of Dragonbane Guild 19-21-1 (47.50%)
Moose Drool of Ale House Mercs 16-17-0 (48.48%)

STRIKER
Onion Rings of Food 20-40-0 (33.33%)
Joseph Mitchell of Literate Loons 19-24-2 (44.19%)
Bregdraug of The Draugs 15-16-1 (48.39%)

TOTAL PARRY
The Seamstress of Big Lake Outcasts 21-42-1 (33.33%)
Sinister Snoopy of Furry Fury 22-28-0 (44.00%)
Philip K. Dick of Literate Loons 26-26-0 (52.00%)

WALL OF STEEL
Chupacabron of Huckle's Cats 20-36-2 (35.71%)
Hunter of Battle Grunts 21-28-2 (42.86%)
Borne of Clan Longbeard 23-28-1 (45.10%)

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So what does it all mean?  I have no idea, I'm a reporter, not a philosopher.  I just 
report the news, you can argue with the numbers.

It is difficult to call a warrior with a winning record the worst, but by the numbers 
Zevran, Import-Export, Cazador, and Philip K. Dick are at the bottom for their 
respective styles.  We will see you next turn.

Happy Dueling!

Phineas Rannulf
SYP Editor

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THE PEP TALK
     
     A female Kannar strolled into the office. her coarse, wild hair spilled down her 
neck, but was held back from her brown eyes by a brace of tortoise shell combs. 
     "Yer late," growled Havoc.
     "I just heard you were looking for me," smiled Zenith.  Without pause or waiting 
to be asked, she nodded at the burly figure behind the desk and plunged gracefully 
into the stout chair facing him.
     "I told Astri to get yer butt over here'bout an hour ago!"
     Zenith shrugged as she glanced over teh spacious, albeit cluttered, desk.  "I 
just finished with the morning exercises," she sighed.  "I had to bather first, didn't 
I?"
     Havoc made an noncommittal grunt and put on his fiercest glare, but Zenith merely 
crossed her legs, met his eyes coolly, and offered a small smile.
     She had pretty good legs, he noted.  Musculare and well-defined.  Havoc growled 
to himself and met her eyes fully again.  He thought he detected a slight gleam of 
laughter.  This did not meke him feel happy.
     "Ya wanna explain yer thinkin' in that last fight?!  The one against..." Havoc 
shuffled briefly amongst the muddle on his desk.  "The one with that kitty cat from 
Furry Fury?"
     Zenith's humor evaporated into a wary thoughfulness.  "What about it?  She out-
lasted me, that's all."
     "Really?!"  Havox pounded the desktop with his meaty fist.  "You were winnin' 
'til ya broke yer quarterstaff!"
     "Yeah, I was there."
     "Well?!  What happended?!"
     Zenith shurgged and seemed to sink a little into the chair.  "I don't know.  She 
seemed pretty clumsy one minute, then she'd come back with a parry or a cut or lunge 
that just - it just - threw me off my timing a little, I guess."
     Yeah, yeah."  Havoc shoved his chair back and stood, leaning over the desk as he 
glared into Zenith's eyes.  This time she seemed a little frightened.  This made him a 
little happier.  "Ya missed just about every attack ya threw at her.  It was 
embarrassin'!"
     "I'm more of a defensive type," Zenith offered, calloused palms extended in a 
placating gesture.
     "Yer more of a disappointment," Havoc retorted.  "But maybe we can do somethin' 
'bout that.  Yer goin' back to the practice yard!  Yer goin' to try attacking again - 
this time with a couple of different weapons."
     Zenith frowned.  "It's almost time for lunch, and then I'm supposed to..."
     "Never mind!" Havoc interrupted.  "Ain't nuthin' more important than good 
training."
     Havoc walked around the desk and opend the door.  "I got a few choices ready for 
ya to try out in the practice yard.  Quark's gonna help ya out."  He allowed himself 
to sigh deeply.  "God knows he's another one that needs the extra practice!"
     Zenith rose and drifted toward the door.  She paused on the threshold.  "What if 
that fighter ws just better than me?"
     Havoc snorted and slammed the door in her face.  She had to jump back to avoid 
getting hit. 
     "Not with that record," he murmured to himself.

                                      SPY REPORT

Hello, hello, hello!  Welcome to turn 221 here in glorious Shadowspire!  We have lots 
of news to cover this cycle, so let's get right to it shall we?

Trog was on his way out as Duelmaster one way or another.  He received his invite to 
the Isle last week, so he was going to step down from the throne with a win under his 
belt, or some upstart was going to send him packing bloodied and bruised.  If you 
picked option #2, then you are a winner!  There is no prize except pride in a guess 
well made!  Djeree the Djerk made his move for the championship against Trog and 
walked away the winner.  It took 6 minutes to seal the deal, but Djeree was one of the 
week's most popular so it was not a boring match!  Congrats to Otis and his Mongoloids 
squad on the title.

NBA Legends had a rough go at last turn with a 1-4 turn.  They redeemed themselves and 
jumped into the Current Top Team spot this turn with a 5-0-1.  On the flip side of NBA 
Legends good fortune is Inebriation.  Their 1-4-0 drops them 8 spots to 21.  A hearty 
welcome back is in order for JE and his Errata team.  It has been a long time since 
they graced the sands of Shadowspire.  It is out with the old and in with the new as 
Aragorn replaces his Philanthropists with the new and improved Philanthropists 2.  The 
new team starts with a 2-3-1 turn, which gives them a leg up on the original squad 
which entered on turn 50 at 1-4-0.  Good luck to Aragorn with the fresh start!

It looks like Mordraith gets the honor being this turn's most avoided.  Vanek turned 
down any potential challenges from the Some Kinda Hate guild more than any other.  
Rummer got more challenges that anyone this turn, including the Duelmaster.  A 9-4-1 
warrior in the Challenger Champions is certainly going to attract attention from 
managers.  Some Kinda Pate got the go-ahead and defeated Rummer in a 1 minute 
challenge.

War Machine continues to suffer the ire of Some Kinda Hate.  The enmity between the 
two teams is well-known if one pays attention to the talk between cycles.  This time 
Mr Brain Smasher challenged down 5 to Havana Black.  Mr Brain Smasher was certainly 
surprised when he lost the match.  An even bigger dip downward saw Loser DeGotti of 
Big Lake Outcasts go down 10 points to Humdrum of Dragonbane Guild.  No big surprises 
on this one, but Loser DeGotti beats Humdrum.  Will Nomad retaliate?

Death comes for us all, this is a fact of life.  Will he find us standing bravely 
awaiting his arrival, or running seeking to avoid the inevitable?  Rogues Den lost two 
warriors this turn.  Cult of Bacchus and Wicked Martyrs may need to prepare themselves 
for blood feuds next turn.  One of the most interesting deaths came via a down 
challenge.  Colorado Bull dipped down a few points to fight Pho C.  Philthy Phil was 
certainly shocked to see Pho C execute Colorado Bull in a one-sided fight.

No new graduates this turn, but we bid farewell to Trog and Hadrian as they have 
fought their last battles in our fair arena.  We wish both of you well on the Isle.  
May you bring honor to Shadowspire in whatever you choose to do with your new 
immortality.

That is all there is to report this turn.  On behalf of the Commission and the SYP, we 
hope to see you back next turn.

Until next time,

Phineas Rannulf
SYP Editor/Correspondent

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJEREE THE DJERK 623         24  23  1   104       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMPALA 240                   19   7  1   114       ERRATA (44)
 NIGHTLEAF 2008               17   8  3   112       ROGUES DEN (140)
 KIMBHULEE 1019               22  14  0   109       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 SOME KINDA PATE 2224         14  18  0   108       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 STRAY CAT 242                16   9  0   106       ERRATA (44)
 DRAGONSCYTHE 2340            13   3  1    99       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BABY CRAMBUS 2343             9   4  0    97       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 CALIGULA 2233                20  11  1    94       WARMASTERS (15)
 RUMMER 2320                   9   5  1    94       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 HAVANA BLACK 561             15  16  0    91       WAR MACHINE (26)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIMO HAYHA 2261              12  11  1    90       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 SHAMINO 2285                 12  10  0    88       THE COMMODORES (150)
 AGRIPPA 2161                 23  16  2    87       WARMASTERS (15)
 DAVE LEBEIS 2237             20   9  0    87       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DIRTY WHITE MOTHER 2145      21  20  1    84       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 THELONIUS 2174               23  13  1    83       WARMASTERS (15)
 POUDREUX 2187                16  20  0    83       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 MR BRAIN SMASHER 2234        14  13  1    80       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 HAKUNA FRITTATA 2307         10   8  0    78       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 ALLEZLES KEUS 2256           15  11  0    75       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 CERYOSHE 2347                 7   6  0    75       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 GUY DE CHAULIC 2097          13   9  1    74       DARQUE AGES (29)
 NAGA 2281                    12  11  1    72       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 GNOMETRADAMUS 2225           17  14  1    71       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CREDITS 2280                 13  10  0    66       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SAILOR JEFFRY 2338            7   8  2    66       INEBRIATION (27)
 MYKUL 1018                   14  22  0    64       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 BARBAROSSA 2098              13   9  0    64       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MONOCEROS 2034               11  19  1    64       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 LISHCHKA 2322                 8   6  1    64       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 MORDECAI MOUSE 2152          10  10  0    62       FURRY FURY (25)
 ASTRI 2288                    9   9  0    62       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 APSHAI 2380                   4   5  0    58       THE COMMODORES (150)
 ZIPPO 239                    11  15  0    57       ERRATA (44)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKFORD 2317                 9   9  1    56       THE COMMODORES (150)
 GIBSON 2381                   7   2  1    54       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 BAILEY 2387                   6   2  0    53       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 DRY MOUTH MAX 2072           11  18  0    52       FURRY FURY (25)
 RYK THE DRAGON 2371           6   4  0    51       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 STUMP 238                    12  14  0    50       ERRATA (44)
 GARBAGE TRUCK 1994           12  14  0    50       ROGUES DEN (140)
 RINGO DEATHSTAR 2310         11   6  0    50       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-ROLLO 2425                    8   5  0    50       EINHERJAR (157)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DICKY TOURVILLE 2276         12  12  1    49       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 OMFUG 2341                    8   5  2    42       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
-ASTRID 2423                   8   5  1    39       EINHERJAR (157)
 PEEKING DUCK 2363             8   3  0    38       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 TOMOE GOZEN 2207              6   4  0    36       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ROPE BURN 2189                5   2  0    36       ROGUES DEN (140)
 DOCTOR J 2385                 5   2  0    35       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 WYRMCLAW 2389                 5   3  0    35       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOSER DEGOTTI 2354            8   4  0    33       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 LARRY BIRD 2384               4   3  1    33       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 THE EMPRESS WU 2164           8   7  0    32       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BROOSS 1287                   5   8  0    32       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 WILT THE STILT 2383           4   3  1    32       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 BLUE DRAGON 2332              7  10  0    31       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ZATHOG 2399                   2   4  1    31       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 WICKED ALL REDD 2315          5  12  1    28       INEBRIATION (27)
 MAGIC 2386                    5   2  1    28       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 LE CHRURGIEN 2342             6   8  0    26       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-LAETHA 2426                   6   7  0    25       EINHERJAR (157)
 ILL WIND 2398                 6   1  0    24       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALCESTE 2355                  6   5  0    23       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 KITTY TANTRUM 2241            5   6  0    23       FURRY FURY (25)
 HUMDRUM 2397                  3   4  0    23       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ABDUHL AHLEZAD 2448           3   3  0    23       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
 DUNYA 2413                    2   2  0    23       PRAY THE GODS (155)
-JEFE 2437                     2   0  0    22       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 SMOOTH HOPERATOR 2344         4   9  0    21       INEBRIATION (27)
 WHITE LADY 2350               4   9  0    21       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 KAREEM 2382                   4   3  0    20       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 BRAVE BULL 2453               2   0  0    18       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-GEIR 2421                     4   4  0    17       EINHERJAR (157)
 ZENITH 2439                   2   1  0    17       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 HOLLOWSOUL 2414               3   1  1    16       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 CORNELIUS 2450                2   4  0    16       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
 GRIZZLY REMAINS 2459          2   0  0    16       FURRY FURY (25)
 PHO C 2444                    1   2  1    16       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SMUSHI 2375                   3   5  1    15       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 PIXIE 2378                    3   6  0    15       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BRUTAL GRUNGE 2390            3   5  0    15       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BYRUHO 2455                   1   1  0    15       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 URIAH CONN 2463               1   0  1    14       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (160)
 BANEWANDER 2464               1   0  0    14       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (160)
 AYLA 2429                     2   1  0    13       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-PHEARE 2433                   1   1  0    13       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 LYON BEAR 2412                3   3  0    12       THE COMMODORES (150)
 LE MUTANT 2469                1   0  0    11       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 GARCHOMP 2470                 1   0  0    10       FURRY FURY (25)
 QUARK 2438                    2   1  1     8       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 JOHN LITTLE 2467              1   0  0     8       WAR MACHINE (26)
 CEREBRAL VORTEX 2447          1   4  0     8       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
 DUCK OF DEATH 2408            0   6  0     8       WAR MACHINE (26)
 TICONDEROGA 2449              1   4  0     7       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
-RAYNOR 2436                   1   1  0     6       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 STRATIA 2415                  1   3  0     6       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 HATEFUL DESIRE 2457           1   1  0     4       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-FENN 2434                     0   2  0     2       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 JULIUS 2456                   0   2  0     2       WARMASTERS (15)
-VILBRADR 2435                 0   2  0     2       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 BIG EDDY 2451                 0   2  0     2       INEBRIATION (27)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PAPERBOY 2465             0   1  0     1       THE COMMODORES (150)
 ULAH PEGAHOUR 2460            0   1  0     1       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (160)
 SHORTLEAP 2461                0   1  0     1       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (160)
 ARATHEER 2462                 0   1  0     1       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (160)

'-' 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                      URIAH CONN 2463       221  NONE
GUNNAR COTTON 2419      1  2 1 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 ROCKFORD 2317         219  JUST REVENGED
MARY QUEEN OF SC 2446   0  3 0 BONE MUNCHERS 159    QUARK 2438            220  JUST REVENGED
WHISPER 2325            8  4 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    DICKY TOURVILLE 2276  217  JUST REVENGED
FOUNTAIN 241           11 15 1 ERRATA 44            NIGHTLEAF 2008        221   
BRINDLE BADGER 2004    22 12 0 FURRY FURY 25        SIMO HAYHA 2261       218  REVENGED
APOCALYPTIC COW 2417    0  2 0 INEBRIATION 27       MAGIC 2386            218   
BOMBAY SAPPH 2416       2  1 0 INEBRIATION 27       LARRY BIRD 2384       219  REVENGED
COLORADO BULL 2452      1  1 0 INEBRIATION 27       PHO C 2444            221   
PETIT FRONT 2442        1  2 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     ARENAMASTER           221  NONE
SKILORD 2186           14 18 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     DJEREE THE DJERK 623  217  REVENGED
VESH 2431               2  2 0 PRAY THE GODS 155    WILT THE STILT 2383   221   
JOSEFA JALAPENO 2228    1  2 0 ROGUES DEN 140       HOLLOWSOUL 2414       221   
RASK 2170               5  4 0 ROGUES DEN 140       GIBSON 2381           221   
GARGANTIA 2300          9  5 2 SEARCH THE SKY 136   CALIGULA 2233         217  NOT REVENGED
SKARA BRAE 2427         0  1 0 THE COMMODORES 150   GUNNAR COTTON 2419    217  REVENGED
THE RUNT 2466           0  1 0 WAR MACHINE 26       SHEWISH GIANT         221  NONE
ERASTES 2432            1  1 0 WARMASTERS 15        ZATHOG 2399           219  REVENGED
BLACK BISON 2359        2  7 1 WICKED MARTYRS 148   SAILOR JEFFRY 2338    219  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Argh. The return of MDarque and his beautiful SYP make me feel sooo guilty about my 
silence in the ads. Sorry, I have been too lazy, and my warriors are paying the price 
on the sand. I can even feel the forever young Nomad in my back...

So, yes, Bashers are just cool, but I need some thinning of the herds, starting now! 
-- Le Pentarque

Djeree the Djerk -- Sorry about that challenge.  You go for what you can reach and 
there wasn't anyone below me that had sparked my manager's ire to go after. -- Guy de 
Chaulic

Lishchka -- I'm guessing you thought that was a good challenge.  Hopefully you'll know 
better in the future. -- Barbarossa

Doctor J -- NBA Legend vs. Samurai Legend.  Samurai 1 -- NBA 0. -- Tomoe Gozen

Naga -- That is no way to treat a lady! -- The Empress Wu

All -- Forgive me if I shared this already, I have forgotten!  But I know some people 
like to gander at the various graduates.  Maimonides was an oddity.  He was a BA that 
started life 15-9-8-21-10-14-7; Normal End and Good Damage.  The Commission says that 
he likes a MO/LO rhythm, INI skills, and the WH.  While he learned great, the low WL 
and only Good Damage cost him more than a few fights.  If I make another BA, it will 
have more WL and I'll use the 21 WT on another style.

All -- I doubt the new recruit is going to make it in time for this turn.  I sent the 
orders in pretty late. -- Master Darque

WRITE MORE PERSONAL ADS!  The more personal ads we see, the more interaction there can 
be with the live spy report each turn!  To those that are writing every turn, keep up 
the good work!

If no-tourney arenas deserve a hand-written spy-report, do not forget the original!  

A great SYP report and a team spotlight all on one turn.  Nicely done Shadowspire!

Astri -- You look good at times, but that matchup is mine.  For now, anyway. -- 
Dragonscythe

Geir -- Sometimes you take a little gamble and make a little guess and it works out.  
Nice.  For me, anyway. -- Wyrmclaw

Pixie -- I gotta admit, "Pixie" just isn't as scary sounding as some of the things 
your boss has pulled out of that manual.  Little fliers can get buffeted by an . . . 
Ill Wind.

Kareem -- That fight was, what?  Bland?  Boring?  A bit Humdrum. -- Humdrum 		 	   		  

Den -- Who'd you paid off in the Gladiatorial Commission to duck out of my BF 
challenge? By the way, it's not the slightest surprise that not a SINGLE AA warrior, 
let alone one from the Big Lake Clan, was listed in any of the top 3 graduates per 
style here Shadowspire! Maybe if the SYP did a report about the worst graduates of 
Shadowspire, we'd see some AA warriors? -- DeGotti  

Den...Den...Den -- Congrats once again on showing your managerial talents! I bet 
you're the type of guy who will walk by a puppy and kick it as it sleeps! -- DeGotti

Pheare -- Congrats on finding your weapon last turn! -- Ayla

Poodreux -- Good fight. Might have to revisit that match with MY challenge strategy. 
-- Ceryoshe

Lying Bear -- Those learns were shocking, shocking I tell you! -- Dunya

Barbarossa -- I like your namesake wine.  But your inability to concede sucks. -- 
Lisichka

Shamino -- Thanks for the learns. -- Rummer

I smushied Smushi! -- Vesh

SYP -- Nice spy report, keep 'em coming -- Vlad

Kid Arcane -- Nice Team Spotlight; it was very amusing. -- Vanek, Manager of 
Warmasters

Trog -- You lucky son of a......I challenged you with a specific challenge strategy to 
beat you.  You then somehow dodged my challenge and instead ended up getting a random 
match-up which left me with a default strategy not as well suited to win.  You got 
extremely lucky. -- Agrippa

Philanthropists -- What can I say?  Your 3 kills this turn had me very impressed.  I 
think perhaps you should reconsider your Dark Arena plans for some of your warriors. 
-- Vanek

Rogues Den -- Welcome back!  Glad you decided to rejoin us! -- Vanek

Bone Munchers -- Welcome to Shadowspire! -- Vanek

Crambus -- Even a blind squirrel finds a nut from time to time.  But not to worry, our 
warriors will be seeing a lot of each other in the near future.  We'll see how you do 
from this point forward. -- Vanek

Dave Lebeis -- Not a very impressive 4 turn showing from you.  You allowed me to go 3-
1 against you on your 4 consecutive bloodfeud challenges.  At least I'll give you 
credit for being persistent. -- Hadrian

Zathog -- I guess I get one more try to kill you.  Hopefully this time I can seal the 
deal. -- Caligula

SYP Editor -- Very nice article.  I love to see the history of Shadowspire brought 
back to the forefront. -- Vanek

Phineus Rannulf -- Even though the Spy Report didn't make it into the newsletter, I 
still thought it was great.  I love the personalized Spy reports, keep them coming! -- 
Vanek

Dragonscythe -- Wow, haven't seen much of you in a while.  I was actually surprised to 
find out you are still alive.  Wasn't expecting your challenge.  Will you be ready for 
mine? -- Astri

Peeking Duck -- Talk about 'testing the waters'... No, don't let my record deceive 
you.  I'm better tahtn you'd suspect, and obviously MUCH better than YOU! -- Monoceros

Kitty Tantrum -- I was so bored I actually started dozing off there -- and it cost me 
the fight.  but only ONE skill?  You are a waste of time and effort! -- Zenith

Julius -- Aren't you supposed to be a 'fast and decisive' fighter?  More like 'clumsy 
and frightened' I think. -- Stratia

Bone Munchers -- That girl (Mary) refused to attack; what could I do?  Her demise was 
unfortunate (and unplanned) but probably inevitable.  Console yourself with these 
coupons to Otto's Dine.  The 'Monday Myster Meat Meal' is appealing to some, though I 
have heard of conplaints re:  excessive gristle and bone.  Not a problem for you guys 
though, am I right? -- Bon appetit! -- Quark

Caligula -- One last try.  It may cost us another life, but it has to be done. -- 
Search the Sky

Den -- I see they allow you to send out messages -- in crayon, no doubt.  Pity. -- Kid 
Arcane

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PETIT FRONT was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THE RUNT was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DIRTY WHITE MOTHER was handily defeated by SAILOR JEFFRY in a 1 minute match.
DAVE LEBEIS viciously subdued ROCKFORD in a unpopular 23 minute gory Bloodfeud brawl.
MONOCEROS was defeated by CALIGULA in a 2 minute master's Bloodfeud match.
RINGO DEATHSTAR bested DICKY TOURVILLE in a 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
WICKED ALL REDD was defeated by LARRY BIRD in a 3 minute brutal Bloodfeud struggle.
SMOOTH HOPERATOR was devastated by MAGIC in a 1 minute Bloodfeud competition.
ABDUHL AHLEZAD handily defeated QUARK in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
DJEREE THE DJERK unbelievably bested TROG in a 6 minute Challenge Title duel.
SOME KINDA PATE defeated RUMMER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
MR BRAIN SMASHER was beaten by HAVANA BLACK in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
CERYOSHE was subdued by SHAMINO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
ASTRI was overcome by HAKUNA FRITTATA in a 2 minute brutal Challenge contest.
BAILEY demolished THE EMPRESS WU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
RYK THE DRAGON viciously subdued TOMOE GOZEN in a popular 3 minute Challenge conflict.
LISHCHKA overpowered OMFUG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
LOSER DEGOTTI unbelievably bested HUMDRUM in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge bout.
DUCK OF DEATH was bested by DOCTOR J in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
BRUTAL GRUNGE was savagely defeated by BROOSS in a exciting 4 minute Challenge bout.
WILT THE STILT slew VESH in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
SMUSHI was bested by KITTY TANTRUM in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
AYLA outlasted STRATIA in a monotonous 9 minute gory beginner's Challenge fight.
DUNYA handily defeated WHITE LADY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
COLORADO BULL was butchered by PHO C in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
HOLLOWSOUL slew JOSEFA JALAPENO in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
BYRUHO overpowered HATEFUL DESIRE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
IMPALA overpowered GNOMETRADAMUS in a action packed 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
FOUNTAIN was viciously butchered by NIGHTLEAF in a 2 minute veteran's fray.
HADRIAN overcame SIMO HAYHA in a popular 2 minute veteran's duel.
THELONIUS was overpowered by STRAY CAT in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
AGRIPPA was overpowered by DRAGONSCYTHE in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
GUY DE CHAULIC was overpowered by BABY CRAMBUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KIMBHULEE demolished POUDREUX in a popular 1 minute uneven contest.
APSHAI was devastated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute one-sided battle.
ALLEZLES KEUS devastated DRY MOUTH MAX in a popular 1 minute uneven bout.
MYKUL was subdued by BARBAROSSA in a exciting 3 minute gruesome master's match.
CREDITS overpowered GARBAGE TRUCK in a 1 minute uneven bout.
NAGA overpowered WYRMCLAW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided competition.
STUMP was vanquished by MORDECAI MOUSE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ZIPPO demolished BLUE DRAGON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal uneven duel.
RASK was viciously butchered by GIBSON in a 3 minute bloody duel.
PEEKING DUCK overpowered CORNELIUS in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
ROPE BURN unbelievably bested ALCESTE in a 5 minute melee.
LE CHRURGIEN was overcome by ZATHOG in a 1 minute match.
ILL WIND beat BIG EDDY in a 2 minute fight.
KAREEM demolished TICONDEROGA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LYON BEAR was beaten by ZENITH in a 2 minute bout.
PIXIE was overcome by BRAVE BULL in a 2 minute bout.
CEREBRAL VORTEX overcame JULIUS in a 3 minute brutal novice's duel.
GRIZZLY REMAINS viciously subdued ULAH PEGAHOUR in a exciting 1 minute novice's bout.
SHORTLEAP was overpowered by LE MUTANT in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ARATHEER was handily defeated by GARCHOMP in a 1 minute mismatched match.
URIAH CONN murdered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
BANEWANDER overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.
THE PAPERBOY was viciously subdued by JOHN LITTLE in a 4 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  24         PARRY-LUNGE       33 -  17 -  0      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 20         PARRY-RIPOSTE     33 -  29 -  2      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                      13         PARRY-STRIKE      22 -  20 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         LUNGING ATTACK    89 -  90 -  8      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    9         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  23 -  0      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     40 -  42 -  8      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         STRIKING ATTACK   88 -  97 -  7      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  29 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         AIMED BLOW        51 -  63 -  3      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  47 -  3      37  |

Turn 221 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         6 -  7         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  9     STRIKING ATTACK    9 - 11         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  6         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  6         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DJEREE THE DJERK 623       24  23  1  104 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
SLASHING ATTACK  IMPALA 240                 19   7  1  114 ERRATA (44)
LUNGING ATTACK   NIGHTLEAF 2008             17   8  3  112 ROGUES DEN (140)
AIMED BLOW       KIMBHULEE 1019             22  14  0  109 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
STRIKING ATTACK  DRAGONSCYTHE 2340          13   3  1   99 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
BASHING ATTACK   MR BRAIN SMASHER 2234      14  13  1   80 SOME KINDA HATE (102)
PARRY-LUNGE      HAKUNA FRITTATA 2307       10   8  0   78 OTTO'S DINER (96)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GNOMETRADAMUS 2225         17  14  1   71 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STRAY CAT 242.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BROOSS 1287.  The ten other most popular fighters were HUMDRUM 2397, RYK THE 
DRAGON 2371, NIGHTLEAF 2008, MYKUL 1018, JOHN LITTLE 2467, CALIGULA 2233, WICKED ALL 
REDD 2315, APSHAI 2380, RINGO DEATHSTAR 2310, and DJEREE THE DJERK 623.

The least popular fighter this week was DAVE LEBEIS 2237.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROCKFORD 2317, STRATIA 2415, LYON BEAR 2412, LOSER DEGOTTI 
2354, ARATHEER 2462, SHORTLEAP 2461, TICONDEROGA 2449, ROPE BURN 2189, CORNELIUS 
2450, and STUMP 238.

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

TROG (81-466) WAR MACHINE (26)
HADRIAN (81-2255) WARMASTERS (15)