DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/16/2017    Duedate: 08/29/2017

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-274

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JET-BOOT JACK
THE COMMODORES (150)
(81-2741) [20-4-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JET-BOOT JACK                  QUICK
THE COMMODORES (150)           BIG LAKE SOLUTION (178)
(81-2741) [20-4-0,110]         (81-2926) [3-1-1,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JANNA                          NEETA
PRAY THE GODS (155)            PRAY THE GODS (155)
(81-2581) [21-18-1,102]        (81-2702) [15-12-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE COMMODORES (150)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHANGHAIED (161)            45
2. THE COMMODORES (150)        44      SHANGHAIED (161)
3. BIG LAKE SOLUTION (178)     32      Unchartered Team
4. FROM THE LEFT (166)         31
5. SEARCH THE SKY (136)        30      BIG LAKE SOLUTION (178)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SHANGHAIED (161)         140 105  7 57.1   1/ 8 THE COMMODORES (150)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      531 411 19 56.4   2/ 4 SHANGHAIED (161)          9  6 1
 3/ 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    708 603 20 54.0   3/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       8  6 1
 4/ 4 DARQUE AGES (29)         601 526 23 53.3   4/ 1 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 2
 5/ 5 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     246 221 10 52.7   5/11 OTTO'S DINER (96)         8  7 0
 6/ 6 OTTO'S DINER (96)        542 502 26 51.9   6/15 FROM THE LEFT (166)       7  7 1
 7/ 8 THE COMMODORES (150)     218 203  6 51.8   7/ 6 KILL EM ALL (173)         7  8 1
 8/ 7 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      550 523 21 51.3   8/10 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       7  8 0
 9/10 FROM THE LEFT (166)       44  45  3 49.4   9/12 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      7  8 0
10/ 9 KILL EM ALL (173)         56  59  4 48.7  10/ 7 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      7  8 0
11/12 PRAY THE GODS (155)      144 154 11 48.3  11- 2 THE MONSANTIS (112)       6  4 2
12-11 THE MONSANTIS (112)      155 166 15 48.3  12/ 5 PRAY THE GODS (155)       6  4 0
13/14*BIG LAKE SOLUTION (178)    9  10  1 47.4  13/ 9*BIG LAKE SOLUTION (178)   6  8 1
14/13 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      466 574 19 44.8  14/13 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     6  9 1
15/15 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     193 270  9 41.7  15/16*BLOODHAMMER CLAN (179)    4 10 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/17*BLOODHAMMER CLAN (179)     4  10  1 28.6  16/14 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       3  9 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                               All About the AA and Den

     Arcane watched the gladiators of Search the Sky as they went through the second 
phase of their morning regimen. Phase one, the 'warm-up', had started with a quick 
two-mile run, followed by a catalogue of calisthenics and some rope-climbing, 
completed with a brief rest period.  The fighters were now going through a series of 
weapon drills. 
     Arcane tilted his narrow face toward the cloud-strewn sky.  The sun's angle 
indicated that the weapons training had almost an hour to go before the next rest 
period.  The gladiators shuffled and lunged in the sand pit, keeping time with Havoc's 
terse commands.  Arcane nodded to himself.  The warriors were diligent and seemed well 
motivated; he had to give Havoc that.  His presence was palpable, an ominous and 
powerful pressure that every gladiator, even the 'mentally-challenged Eclipse, clearly 
sensed and dreaded.  Arcane's thin lips twisted in a brief sneer.  Havoc was moving 
with a cool, deliberate air, chiding and guiding (and sometimes shoving or pulling) 
the fighters into their choreographed motions.  He ignored The Kid, who stood on the 
edge of the pit, slender arms crossed and a growing irritation displayed in the bright 
glow of his eyes.  
     Arcane turned, his yellow woolen cloak swirling behind him as he glided toward 
the guild's office.  His gait was smooth and effortless; his polished sandals left no 
print or scuff mark behind him.  Once inside, The Kid slipped into one of the two 
padded leather wingback chairs facing the large, scarred desk in the corner.  He 
closed his eyes, deepened and slowed his breathing, and willed himself to wait 
patiently.  
     "Well, what is it THIS time?" Havoc growled as he stormed into the room a few 
minutes later.  He slammed the sturdy door in place as he went to the cushioned desk 
chair and threw himself into its wide arms.  "I'm tryin' to get us some wins, Kid.  I 
don't need these little pep talks--they just slow me down." 
     The Arcane Kid opened his eyes and took a deep sigh.  "I wouldn't interrupt you 
during a training session if I didn't feel it was important." 
     "Ha!  Ya come and go as ya please, and we both know it!"
     Arcane shook his head and rolled his radiant eyes toward the thick rafters.  
"Whatever."  He somehow produced a large manila envelope and tossed it onto the desk 
in front of Havoc.  "Thought you might be interested in some light reading material." 
     With a quizzical frown, Havoc opened the envelope and emptied it onto the 
desktop.  Over a dozen scraps of linen paper, most no bigger than twice the span of 
his calloused palm, flew out into an untidy heap onto the table.  "What's this? Otto 
still tryin' to get more customers with his 'Buy One/Get One Free' coupons?  Bobbi 
told me about some of the 'Specials' and I-"  
     Havoc paused; his nostrils flared as he inhaled deeply. "Where'd ya get this 
stuff, Kid?" 
     "Oh, it wasn't that hard," replied Arcane with a small smile.  "It's not exactly 
top secret material, after all." 
     "Yeah, but ---"  Havoc waved a beefy hand at the pile.  "What's the point? Why 
bother?" 
     "The priests and mortuary services of Shadowspire are experiencing a significant 
increase in business.  Havoc, you realize that all this turmoil in the arena is 
affecting us too, do you not?  I thought it would be prudent to find out as much as we 
can about various managers.  It might come in handy." 
     Havoc nodded absently as he pulled a random scrap of paper out of the 
disorganized stack and studied it.  "Says here Den is a hand over six feet tall, has 
short brown hair, blue eyes, beard...  Hey!"  Havoc glared at The Kid.  "Isn't this 
one of the guys we've seen regular at the Night Fights?" 
     Arcane nodded and steepled his fingertips in front of his face, resting his 
elbows on the broad padded armrests.  "Oh yes; Den is definitely a regular patron of 
the Dark Arena's spectacle."
     Havoc's brows furrowed.  "Huh.  Wonder what's goin' on there?"  He dropped the 
paper to the side of the small mound and picked up another. "Says Den likes to keep in 
shape.  He exercises regularly with his warriors, wears scalemail in public, and -- 
'Prides himself on his perfect white teeth'?  Is this stuff REAL?"  
     "Oh yes.  I've made a few discrete inquiries.  Apparently he has many full-sized 
mirrors set up throughout his guild house.  It would be impossible to sneak up behind 
him because there are mirrors on every wall!  Also, he sends one of his minions to a 
small laundry service once a week for a flask of boiled and strained ox urine. Makes a 
paste out of it, I believe." 
     "Wha??!!" 
     "Quite a powerful whitening agent.  Good for fresh blood stains and yellow teeth, 
apparently.  Did you get to the part where he has been observed obsessing about 
keeping his fingernails clean?" 
     "Seriously?" Havoc dropped the paper and pawed through the small pile next to it.  
"Yeah, here it is."  He scanned the next slip of paper with meticulous care as he 
leaned back.  When he was finished, Havoc tossed the paper onto the desk and dropped 
his hands into his lap.  "What's this about 'psychological analysis'?" 
     "Oh, that's not important," replied Arcane.  He leaned forward and sorted through 
the disorganized heap of paper scraps.  He pulled out a paper with ink-smeared edges 
and leaned back again.  "But here's something you might be interested in.  His 
playmates include Crambus, Philthy Phil, and Shadowthrone, among others." 
     "Who the heck are THEY?"
     "Allies, Havoc.  They formed a small club; they call themselves the Allied Axis."
     "Huh.  Kinda catchy." 
     "Alliteration is a powerful, if underutilized, tool." 
     "Yeah, whatever."  Havoc scratched his grizzled flattop and frowned.  "So they 
watch each other's back in the arena, right?  Kill one of 'em, ya gotta deal with 
three teams comin' at ya instead of just one? That it?" 
     "Something like that.  They're headquartered on Niytyole Island, so I don't think 
we have to worry about a strong presence in Shadowspire, but I'm not entirely 
certain." 
     "Whatta ya mean, Kid?! 'Not entirely certain'?!" 
     Arcane shrugged his narrow shoulders.  "First, we don't bother to keep up with 
the managers of Shadowspire.  You didn't want to spend the time on it, remember?  So 
we don't know the names of all the managers, nor do we know (other than a handful of 
exceptions) which managers run which teams. Therefore, the Allied Axis might be 
present and we simply aren't aware of it. Besides all that, membership in this mutual 
admiration society tends to wax and wane.  Several members have been graced with a 
gold-tinged membership card, only to soon find themselves promptly dismissed." 
     "So ya think Den might be recruitin' in Shadowspire? Trying to create a strong 
presence?"  Havoc groaned, shook his head, and clicked his teeth.  "Ya know, I don't 
like it.  Sounds like just another bunch of managers gettin' together to hold hands 
and sing songs in the dark," Havoc growled.  
     Arcane nodded.  "Reminds one of Darque Ages, Pray the Gods, and the Cult of 
Bacchus, does it not?  A fickle group, in any case."  The Kid placed one slip of paper 
on top of the small pile and tapped it with his a couple of manicured fingers.  "Take 
note, Havoc! This is important! Their group charter specifically calls for them to 
spread hate and torment amongst the other managers." 
     "Well, hot damn! At least Den 's good at THAT." 
     "Yes, so it seems.  The Allied Axis pride themselves on their propaganda and 
their ability to stir up controversy in whatever arena they occupy." 
     "Ya mean: 'infest'."
     Arcane shrugged.  "As you wish.  You may have noticed that lately the newsletters 
have been littered with sophomoric, ego-driven slurs and derogatory propaganda.  Also, 
in the market places and taverns, there have been a multitude of miscellaneous insults 
heaped upon one manager or the other." 
     "Yeah," Havoc nodded.  "Bobbi was talkin' about the mood at Otto's goin' a little 
dark, lately.  Seems somebody painted some weird slogans on the curb outside." 
     "Uncomplimentary slogans, I'm sure?" 
     "Yes, things are heating up throughout Shadowspire. 
     "Yeah, yeah."  Havoc poked the small mound of papers.  He pulled out a crumpled 
piece and studied it.  "Sounds to me like these guys just like attention."  
     "Possibly.  Although, Den seems to despise many managers; why would he encourage 
their attention?" 
     "Why does a bear crap in the woods?"  
     The Arcane Kid frowned at Havoc.  
     "Because he's a bear, Kid!" 
     "Amusing and insightful as ever, I see.  Well, what do you think about Den's 
accusations of Shadowspire's charter violations?" 
     "What violations?  Like, 'don't let yerself get your team killed?'" Havoc 
chuckled.  
     "Well, have you forgotten that Search the Sky is our second team in Shadowspire?" 
     "I ain't forgotten it, Kid.  Did ya have to bring it up?" 
     "In any case, Den seems to despise many managers; he claims he has a good reason 
to do so.  Also, he's been making a lot of noise about the 'No Tourney Arena' and its 
charter.  I'm still trying to find out more about the violations he claims to have 
uncovered." 
     "Ain't he worried about makin' himself a target?" 
     The Kid offered a cool smile.  "Den is no stranger to the down-challenge, 
Havoc.""
     "Givin' or receiving?" "Both.  Which puts us in an awkward position, doesn't it?"
     "Whatta ya talkin' about? We don't down-challenge unless it's a Blood Feud or we 
got a fighter with a lot less experience we're just tryin to sharpen up a little. We 
ain't got nothin' to do with this Allied Axis nonsense!" 
     "True, but we do support the concept of the 'No Tourney Arena'.  We've stayed out 
of tournament play for years; it's Basic arena competition that keeps us motivated to 
participate in the gladiator business."
     "So what, Kid?  Ya sayin' that we gotta follow along with Den?" 
     "Oh no, I'm not going that far."  Arcane pushed his chair back and rose.  "Just 
look over those reconnaissance reports and let's try to keep up with the on-going 
Blood Feuds.  I don't want to get sucked up into that mess.  Also, please note that 
Den and his playmates actually aided the Lady Greywand against the Riorni hordes.  She 
gave them possession of one of the frontier fortresses as a reward." 
     "So what? What does that mean? They're just a bunch o' boot lickin' bozos?" 
     "No, I don't get that impression; their warriors' fighting and deeds of bravery 
during that conflict are a matter of record."  The Kid moved to the door.  "Like 'em 
or hate them, the Allied Axis are a presence in Shadowspire, and they are not to be 
taken lightly."
     "Yeah, whatever," Havoc muttered to himself.  He leaned forward and began sorting 
the papers into some sort of order.  A thin, keening whine filled the room as a neon 
green light encapsulated The Arcane Kid.  The sound and light quickly disappeared, 
taking Arcane with them.  
     "Good riddance," said Havoc.
     

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings to all the duel fans in Shadowspire!  It is good to be back with you 
once again.  I've enjoyed the time off going to and fro throughout the land of 
Alastari.  We have an interesting collection of people in this great place, but I much 
prefer it here in Shadowspire. Traveling is good for the soul, or so they say.  I 
cannot say that I am any more enlightened than when I left.  Maybe Huard is correct 
and I am just an old dog that isn't interested in any new tricks. 
     We have a new Duelmaster!  Dragon Scarred's reign was a short one as he faced the 
departing Lord Protector Krow in this turn's title match.  Krow overpowered DS in a 2 
minute fight, and it wasn't even close.  But, since Krow was on his way out of the 
arena, we had to crown a new champion.  Jet-Boot Jack jumped at an opportunity to go 
after Blythe once again and this became our title match.  Jet-Boot appears to still be 
harboring a grudge against Blythe for killing his teammate several turns back.  Jet-
Boot Jack ends up with the most recognition points and is our new Duelmaster.  
Congrats to Jet-Boot, who is managed by Hombre. 
     The most avoided team for the turn is The Monsantis, an absentee team.  Avoiding 
them the most, we have Wicked Martyrs.  Blythe was the most challenged warrior for the 
turn.  We've already alluded to the 19 point down challenge he received from our 
newest Duelmaster and the probable cause for that challenge.  The other fight of 
interest was from another exiting Lord Protector.  LP Strabo went down in a feud 
against Orlando.  To everyone's surprise, Orlando bested Strabo.  I'm guessing there 
is a lesson here about NOT changing what is working, no matter what the Gladiatorial 
Commission tells you.  
     In the death section of the newspaper, we have a few deaths and some acts of 
vengeance to discuss.  Blackhart sent Blind Lookout to the Dark Arena, and the we all 
go to see an idiom in action.  How does the saying go?  Even a blind squirrel finds a 
nut on occasion.  Blind Lookout found a good vein or two on his opponent, Mountain 
Troll, and struck true!  The other death came to the Bloodhammer Clan.  Fledrat 
challenged down by a point to face Quick of Big Lake Solution.  As you have already 
surmised, someone died in this match.  It was Fledrat. Big Lake Solution has an active 
feud going with Bloodhammer Clan, now it looks as if Bloodhammer Clan can return that 
animosity and keep the cycle alive! 
     The Commodores commandeer the top team spot from Darque Ages, who fell to 4th 
place.  Shanghaied moves up 1 spot to 2nd, while Otto's Diner jumps 6 places to 5th.  
Cult of Bacchus holds on at 3rd.  There was a lot of movement in the ranks this turn.  
The biggest gain belongs to From the Left who shot up an astounding 9 places to 6th. 
The biggest drop would go to The Monsantis if they were active, also with a 9 spot 
shift.  But, since they aren't here, we will give that infamous distinction to Vlad's 
crew over at Pray the Gods, who fell from 5th to 12th. 
     That is all that I have for you this cycle.  I hope to see each of you back in 
Shadowspire for turn 275.  It is a semi-milestone, I think.  Anyway, come back and see 
if Jet-Boot Jack can defend his title.  We have a few warriors that are nearing 
graduation as well, so that is always fun to watch and speculate.  The SYP, under the 
guidance of the Commission, will be here to report on all the arena happenings!  Won't 
you come and join us?

                                          -- Phineas Rannulf

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JET-BOOT JACK 2741           20   4  0   110       THE COMMODORES (150)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUTANT CAMEL 2678            20  13  0   105       THE COMMODORES (150)
 SHEM 2719                    14  12  2   105       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 JANNA 2581                   21  18  1   102       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 SCHENDLE 2596                20  16  3   102       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578         24  17  0   101       SHANGHAIED (161)
 HORRID 2659                  20  14  0   101       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 NEETA 2702                   15  12  0    98       PRAY THE GODS (155)
-AGENT ORANGE 2762            13   6  4    92       THE MONSANTIS (112)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGON SCARRED 2644          19   9  0    90       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PLUG-IN CAR 2588             13   4  0    90       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 CLARA D'ANDUZA 2780          16   6  0    88       DARQUE AGES (29)
-PLAN COLUMBIA 1612           20  24  1    85       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 MISFORTUNE COOKIE 2783       14   7  0    84       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BLYTHE 2829                   8   7  2    82       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 TRISTAN 2669                 13  13  1    81       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 STORMCLAW 2569               19  17  1    79       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 POWDER MONKEY 2683           17  13  1    78       SHANGHAIED (161)
 ECLIPSE 2565                 18  16  0    77       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 SLAYCIA 2850                  6   7  1    71       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORLANDO 2688                 11  11  1    66       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 VIDHI 2840                    8   3  1    64       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 DESTINY 2703                 13  16  0    62       WICKED MARTYRS (148)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALAKAI 2768                 13  10  1    61       KILL EM ALL (173)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPHINX 2755                   8  11  2    56       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 MELLOW JELLO 2784            15   6  0    52       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 THREE SHEETS 2869             7   3  1    50       SHANGHAIED (161)
 SUBPAR SUE 2812              10   8  0    49       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 PAVIL 2270                   13   7  0    48       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 PSYCHO STYX 2771             12  11  1    48       KILL EM ALL (173)
 THYME LORD 2752              11  12  0    46       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SIR RACHA 2853                7   4  0    45       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 CHOKE 2767                   10  13  0    43       KILL EM ALL (173)
 STAR STREAK 2872              6   4  0    43       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 BRACKISH 2782                 9  13  0    42       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-SILENT SPRING 2825            7   5  1    41       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 NO-TEETH KEITH 2852           8   5  1    40       SHANGHAIED (161)
-TOMORROWLAND 2841             8   4  0    38       THE MONSANTIS (112)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEAR MONGER 2590              8   9  0    33       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 WYRM CRUSHER 2814             4   7  0    32       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ORIN SCRIVELLO 2899           3   4  0    32       KILL EM ALL (173)
 FERRO CHAOS 2884              6   3  0    29       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 QUICK 2926                    3   1  1    29       BIG LAKE SOLUTION (178)
 BLIND LOOKOUT 2957            1   0  1    29       SHANGHAIED (161)
 LAST 2925                     3   0  0    28       BIG LAKE SOLUTION (178)
 MODUIN 2909                   5   1  1    27       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MIGHTY MIXON 2870             5   4  0    27       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FERRO BELUA 2908              5   1  0    23       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 FERDOWSI 2867                 4   6  1    23       DARQUE AGES (29)
 PIERCER 2854                  3   6  0    21       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 THE LEPER'S HAND 2940         2   0  0    21       BIG LAKE SOLUTION (178)
 WHING 2890                    5   3  0    19       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CAPTAIN FIZZ 2917             3   2  0    19       THE COMMODORES (150)
 TARLEE 2891                   2   6  0    15       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ZURRAY 2892                   3   5  0    14       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MAD NURSE 2930                2   1  0    14       THE COMMODORES (150)
 SANCTURAY CITY 2955           1   0  0    13       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 STARVING ARTIST 2956          1   0  0    13       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 MORWULF 2952                  1   0  0    12       BLOODHAMMER CLAN (179)
-SCIENCE 2945                  1   0  0    11       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 BENJAMIN 2905                 2   4  0    10       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 QWINN 2958                    1   0  0    10       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-BOALZEBUL 2946                1   0  0     8       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ORC 2914                      1   4  0     7       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 AQUA MALLEO 2936              1   2  0     7       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 GRENHELM 2934                 1   2  1     6       BLOODHAMMER CLAN (179)
 CARNIFERN 2953                1   0  0     6       THE COMMODORES (150)
 MARTIAL SLAW 2954             1   0  0     6       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 RUSSIAN HACKER 2928           1   2  0     5       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 CHICKEN HAWK 2937             0   2  0     2       KILL EM ALL (173)
 CHILD SMASHER 2941            0   2  0     2       BIG LAKE SOLUTION (178)
 SOWER MOOD 2942               0   2  0     2       BIG LAKE SOLUTION (178)
 HAITO 2950                    0   1  0     1       DARQUE AGES (29)
 THOK 2951                     0   1  0     1       BLOODHAMMER CLAN (179)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DIFFICULT 2924          1  1 0 BIG LAKE SOLUTIO 178 GRENHELM 2934         272  JUST REVENGED
FINAL 2922              0  2 0 BIG LAKE SOLUTIO 178 MODUIN 2909           272   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HOPEFUL 2923            0  2 0 BIG LAKE SOLUTIO 178 SILENT SPRING 2825    272   
EXILED CLANSMAN  2948   0  1 0 BLOODHAMMER CLAN 179 STONE GOLEM           274  NONE
FLEDRAT 2931            2  1 0 BLOODHAMMER CLAN 179 QUICK 2926            274   
WINEDRAK 2935           0  2 0 BLOODHAMMER CLAN 179 FERDOWSI 2867         273   
MOUNTAIN TROLL          0  0 0 DARK ARENA           BLIND LOOKOUT 2957    274  NONE
SRI PONNA 2874          4  4 0 DARQUE AGES 29       ORLANDO 2688          273   
PROTEST FOR HIRE 2597   5 10 2 FROM THE LEFT 166    AGENT ORANGE 2762     273   
HYDRA 2753              7 11 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    MALAKAI 2768          273   
SONNY CROQUETTE 2799    9  7 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      SPHINX 2755           272  JUST REVENGED
GRAB N STAB 2901        2  2 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    PROTEST FOR HIRE 2597 272  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hydra -- Say 'hi' to Ahringol for me! -- Malakai

Slaycia -- Inconceivable!! -- Psycho Styx

Subpar Sue -- My mother told me there would be days like these...  When I would walk 
out onto the sands only to be matched up against some mutant who's seemingly 
impenetrable wall of flesh is encased in so much armor that the progeny of armadillos 
must swoon whenever this freak waddles by. -- Choke

Zurray -- You're not quite what I was expecting, but I'll take it. -- Orin Scrivello

Psycho Styx -- Are you sure you still have it where it counts? Don't they revoke your 
man card when you DC the same warrior repeatedly and can't pull off the victory? -- 
Slaycia

For the records: Krow = WS 10(1)-10-16-13-17-4-15 (+5 Attack) MO/LO MS Parry Learner. 
That 13 WT hurt him in a few fights where he didn't learn well or at all, but he is my 
first +5 Att WS and MS favorite (not as excited about that). -- DeGotti

Strabo -- Why did I have to break your weapon? -- Krow

Vlad -- I use a different name for you, but the Commission won't let me use it 
publicly.  But, that name defines you, and your smell.  Well, I guess the one thing I 
didn't quit, is my integrity.  I fully understand you have no recollection of anything 
to do with integrity, as that left you when you tossed the first sock under your bed.  
But hey little fella, if you are going to quit something, I am glad you picked 
something nobody expected you to have anyway.  As a side note, here are some facts for 
you to ponder, as you sit and ponder things like why the sheep don't run from you. In 
my last ten turns with the Outcasts, my warriors were involved in 36 challenges, 17 of 
them I initiated and 19 I received.  Of the 17 I initiated 10 were up-challenges and 7 
were down-challenges.  Of the 19 I received, 11 were down-challenges, and 8 were up-
challenges.  So, who is the down-challenging scum again?  In fact, over 90% of the 
time, the point differential on my turn-by-turn challenges is in the positive, meaning 
that I challenge up to a higher point than down.  I doubt a little fella like you can 
boost the same. So, little man, I guess the pot has met the kettle and probably does 
not like the reflection.  When you said that tissue came in handy, was that a play on 
words?  I'm guessing so. -- Den

Grenhelm -- First of four coming your way. -- Quick

DeGotti -- I feel like I should say something mean to you, but after what your barber 
did to you, I don't have the heart. -- Den

Womanta -- Well princess, it looks like Shadowthrone will be taking you apart, little 
piece by little piece. -- Den

Wyrm Crusher -- A wyrm I am not, til we meet again. -- Pavil

Mad Nurse -- At least you stayed out of the infirmary. -- Whing

Orin Scrivello -- Somehow you get first swing with a weapon you are not suited for and 
then plunder me for knowledge!!! -- Zurray

Mighty Mixon -- Arggghh, I knew my win streak wouldn't last. -- Tarlee

Congrats to recent Invitees Zayla, Krow and Strabo. -- Visionist and Clan Longbeard

Krow -- You were my second challenge, but it looks as if it worked out well for both 
of us. Congrats on immortality! -- Strabo

All -- For anyone interested in such things:  STRABO  11(1)-10(1)-7-13-21-13-11 PL, 
Ambi and +11 overall.  He got great faves, too:  HI/HI, SC, Lunge tactic, Defense 
learn.  He will be going to 107, but it will be a few months before I can activate 
him.  He was a fun warrior and I had some memorable battles with Vlad's PLs throughout 
their various careers.  Overall, he is my 2nd most bonused warrior to graduate, the 
first being a +12 PR. -- Master Darque

Blythe -- Easy challenge, but with all these Lungers around, I didn't have much of a 
choice. -- Clara D'Anduza

Benjamin -- I know there is some saying about going to the same well too many times, 
but I was fully expecting to be feuded last turn. -- Moduin

Ghost of Winedrak -- Sorry about that.  As you can see, victories are not my strong 
suit.  I guess I got a little overzealous! -- Ferdowsi

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLIND LOOKOUT viciously butchered MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
EXILED CLANSMAN III was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
STRABO was narrowly defeated by ORLANDO in a 4 minute expert's Bloodfeud fight.
MISFORTUNE COOKIE overpowered SPHINX in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
LAST devastated GRENHELM in a 3 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
SOWER MOOD was overpowered by MODUIN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud struggle.
JET-BOOT JACK devastated BLYTHE in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge Title competition.
MUTANT CAMEL unbelievably bested NEETA in a 4 minute expert's Challenge duel.
KROW overpowered DRAGON SCARRED in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
SHEM defeated CLARA D'ANDUZA in a 3 minute expert's Challenge match.
DESTINY was overpowered by PLUG-IN CAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
THYME LORD was luckily beaten by VIDHI in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
MELLOW JELLO outwaited PSYCHO STYX in a 16 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
THREE SHEETS was savagely defeated by SLAYCIA in a 5 minute Challenge conflict.
NO-TEETH KEITH was outwaited by PAVIL in a crowd pleasing 8 minute Challenge bout.
SIR RACHA viciously subdued WYRM CRUSHER in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge fray.
THE LEPER'S HAND devastated ZURRAY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
CAPTAIN FIZZ savagely defeated BENJAMIN in a exciting 4 minute brutal Challenge match.
FLEDRAT was savagely slain by QUICK in a 3 minute bloody amateur's Challenge fight.
HORRID devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
JANNA demolished TRISTAN in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
TWO-TON TIMMONS slimly won victory over ECLIPSE in a 18 minute veteran's contest.
STORMCLAW was overpowered by SCHENDLE in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven fight.
POWDER MONKEY vanquished SUBPAR SUE in a exciting 3 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
CHOKE was beaten by STAR STREAK in a action packed 1 minute duel.
MALAKAI overpowered MIGHTY MIXON in a 2 minute one-sided fray.
BRACKISH overcame FEAR MONGER in a exciting 1 minute gory duel.
PIERCER was narrowly defeated by FERRO CHAOS in a 2 minute duel.
WHING overcame CHICKEN HAWK in a exciting 1 minute fight.
TARLEE was luckily beaten by FERRO BELUA in a 3 minute fight.
ORIN SCRIVELLO overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FERDOWSI beat AQUA MALLEO in a 1 minute fray.
RUSSIAN HACKER was demolished by MORWULF in a 1 minute uneven contest.
MAD NURSE overpowered CHILD SMASHER in a 3 minute brutal one-sided struggle.
ORC was unbelievably bested by QWINN in a 2 minute gory beginner's bout.
THOK was savagely defeated by CARNIFERN in a 3 minute brutal amateur's match.
MARTIAL SLAW won victory over HAITO in a 2 minute novice's bout.
SANCTURAY CITY vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
STARVING ARTIST demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         PARRY-RIPOSTE     27 -  20 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         TOTAL PARRY       55 -  41 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         WALL OF STEEL     47 -  36 -  3      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE       30 -  24 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    75 -  63 -  3      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        32 -  37 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         BASHING ATTACK    48 -  71 -  5      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  22 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  50 -  2      30  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  24 -  2      29  |

Turn 274 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-LUNGE        4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  5     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  7         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  5                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  5                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      JET-BOOT JACK 2741         20   4  0  110 THE COMMODORES (150)
PARRY-LUNGE      SHEM 2719                  14  12  2  105 PRAY THE GODS (155)
LUNGING ATTACK   JANNA 2581                 21  18  1  102 PRAY THE GODS (155)
WALL OF STEEL    DRAGON SCARRED 2644        19   9  0   90 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CLARA D'ANDUZA 2780        16   6  0   88 DARQUE AGES (29)
AIMED BLOW       MISFORTUNE COOKIE 2783     14   7  0   84 OTTO'S DINER (96)
BASHING ATTACK   BLYTHE 2829                 8   7  2   82 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JANNA 2581.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
NEETA 2702.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLAYCIA 2850, SIR RACHA 2853, 
CAPTAIN FIZZ 2917, BLIND LOOKOUT 2957, ORLANDO 2688, NO-TEETH KEITH 2852, POWDER 
MONKEY 2683, ORC 2914, CARNIFERN 2953, and MARTIAL SLAW 2954.

The least popular fighter this week was ECLIPSE 2565.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578, MELLOW JELLO 2784, PSYCHO STYX 2771, PAVIL 2270, 
FLEDRAT 2931, CHILD SMASHER 2941, RUSSIAN HACKER 2928, AQUA MALLEO 2936, MIGHTY MIXON 
2870, and STORMCLAW 2569.

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

KROW (81-2504) CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
STRABO (81-2689) DARQUE AGES (29)