DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/07/2016    Duedate: 12/20/2016

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-256

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KITTY TANTRUM
FURRY FURY (25)
(81-2241) [21-15-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KITTY TANTRUM                  HALFBUCK
FURRY FURY (25)                WARBOW (170)
(81-2241) [21-15-0,127]        (81-2710) [4-4-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RYK THE DRAGON                 JANNA
BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)         PRAY THE GODS (155)
(81-2371) [22-23-2,98]         (81-2581) [11-11-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE AGES (29)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ABOMINATION (146)           54
2. SEARCH THE SKY (136)        34      SHANGHAIED (161)
3. DARQUE AGES (29)            34      Unchartered Team
4. PRAY THE GODS (155)         34
5. WICKED MARTYRS (148)        33      KILL EM ALL (173)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SHANGHAIED (161)          93  67  2 58.1   1/ 2 DARQUE AGES (29)         13  2 1
 2/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      486 373 15 56.6   2/ 1 THE MONSANTIS (112)      12  3 2
 3/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    682 574 18 54.3   3/ 3 THE COMMODORES (150)     10  4 0
 4/ 3 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    241 203 18 54.3   4/ 4 INEBRIATION (27)         10  5 2
 5/ 5 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     203 175 10 53.7   5/ 8 PRAY THE GODS (155)       9  6 1
 6/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         554 483 21 53.4   6/ 6 OTTO'S DINER (96)         9  6 0
 7/ 7 OTTO'S DINER (96)        496 463 26 51.7   7/ 9 AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)    8  7 1
 8/ 0 FURRY FURY (25)          424 416 21 50.5   8/18 SHANGHAIED (161)          8  7 0
 9/ 8 THE COMMODORES (150)     163 169  6 49.1   9/ 7 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     7  7 0
10/ 9 AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)    24  26  3 48.0  10/11*KILL EM ALL (173)         7  8 1
11-10*THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)       11  12  0 47.8  11/15 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      7  8 0
12/11 THE MONSANTIS (112)      119 134 12 47.0  12/19*WARBOW (170)              6  9 1
13/12 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      445 535 18 45.4  13/ 5 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       6  9 0
14/13 PRAY THE GODS (155)       98 118  8 45.4  14/13 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      6  9 0
15/14*KILL EM ALL (173)         11  14  2 44.0  15-10*THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)       5  5 0
16/15 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   336 450 26 42.7  16/14 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     5 10 0
17/17 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     157 221  8 41.5  17/12 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       5 10 0
18/16 ABOMINATION (146)         81 116 11 41.1  18-17*NO MEANING 2 (174)        4  6 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20*WARBOW (170)              16  24  1 40.0  19/16 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    4 11 0
20-18*NO MEANING 2 (174)         4   6  1 40.0  20/ 0 FURRY FURY (25)           2  3 0
21/19 INEBRIATION (27)         135 206 13 39.6  21/21 ABOMINATION (146)         1 14 1
22-21*DEVIL'S BAG (172)          2   8  0 20.0  22-20*DEVIL'S BAG (172)         0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     The sun slouched across the rooftops and gothic steeples of Shadowspire's 
skyline, casting a handful of shifting light across the city.  Soon it would plunge 
behind the broad, leafy curtain of the western forests.  Towering banks of clouds 
began massing and pushing into the city from the Northeast.  As they steadily darkened 
and expanded, cold damp air from the harbor swept into the city in measured gusts. The 
lamplighters scurried from street lamp to street lamp amid bustling crowds.  They had 
their oilskin ponchos rolled up and buckled at their back in anticipation of the 
coming rain.
     Two figures pushed from the recess of a narrow doorway.  The first wore a 
deceptively simple hooded robe; its hem almost scraping against the cobblestones.  The 
material shimmered and glowed as it caught the failing light of the sun and the newly 
lit lanterns. The face of its occupant was hidden; the robe revealed nothing more than 
a slim silhouette.  His companion followed, staying a mere step behind; he was a stout 
man with short-cropped hair that stood like a bristle brush atop his broad head.  
Despite the battle axe strapped across his wide back, and the ponderous weight of a 
sturdy black byrnie, his stride was surprisingly light and graceful. 
     The pair meandered through several blocks before stopping in front of a small 
weapons shop.  A faded sign in its dirty window read: THE SHARPEST SWORDS AT THE MOST 
COMPETITIVE PRICES.  
     "Hey Kid," muttered Havoc, "let's duck in here for a minute.  I wanna see what 
this week's specials are like." 
     The Arcane Kid shook his hooded head in a violent spasm. "NO!" 
     "As long as we're here..."
     "We've more important business to deal with now." 
     Havoc frowned at the Kid, then at the window.  "I guess I can come back after 
we've had lunch."
     The Kid made a dry chuckle and continued across the cobblestone street. "YOU may 
eat there if you wish.  I'm just looking for information." 
     Havoc's frown deepened as he followed the Kid.  After wending their way for a few 
more blocks the two companions stopped in front of a signpost.  There was an arrow 
pointing down the block to their left.  WESTERN STABLES was painted neatly in bright 
yellow. 
     "Yeah," muttered Havoc.  "Like they need a sign tellin' us we're near a mountain 
o' manure!"  
     "Peace, Havoc.  We're almost there. Just breathe through your mouth; it'll help."
     "Yeah, whatever." 
     The pair swept down a narrow alley that veered off from behind the stables for 
thirty-five meters.  It stopped at a tall curb in front of a faded blue, single-story 
building.  The hum from dozens of large insects, swarming in front of the wide double 
doors, grew louder as they neared the building.  
     A large sign was set above the doorframe. It read: OTTO'S DINER -- HOME OF 
SHADOWSPIRE'S FINEST WARRIORS; it was painted in large, thick, blocky print.  
     "They're always changin' that sign," grumbled Havoc. 
     Another chuckle escaped the floppy hood.  "They're always having vandals throwing 
eggs and whatnot at their sign." 
     "Yeah," Havoc grunted as he stepped into the swirl of insects and grabbed the 
door handle.  "I'm pretty sure it's one o' the other managers." 
     "Really?"  Arcane didn't seem surprised. 
     The Kid waved his arms in front of his face and shoved his way through the cloud 
of bugs; Havoc followed close on his heels.  A squadron of winged insects attempted to 
dash in, but the moment they crossed the threshold they immediately disintegrated in a 
flash of sparkling light. The pair stopped just inside the doorway for a few seconds 
to allow their eyes to adjust to the dimly lit interior.  
     "We gotta get us one of these 'bug killers' for the office," Havoc muttered. 
     Arcane nodded as he pulled the hood from his head.  His glowing eyes swept the 
room; a few patrons bothered to meet them head on before returning to their private 
concerns.
     Booths ran along three walls.  Large round tables were scattered throughout the 
middle of the room. A tall, sturdy counter faced the back wall; from behind the 
counter odd animalistic sounds occasionally escaped through the swinging door leading 
to the kitchen.  The stools at the counter were large and thickly padded.  Most of the 
stools were empty, as they faced the long mirrored wall behind the counter.  Given the 
variety of clientele serviced by the diner, offering one's back to the room, even with 
a mirror view, was generally deemed imprudent. 
     Several gladiator managers were present.  They were spread out with their 
retinues, about five to a table or booth.  Judging by the bottles and plates at each 
table it seemed that they had all been there for some time. 
      Arcane raised a shrouded, slender arm and pointed to a man wrapped in a dark 
cape with a wide, tall collar.  It was pulled up and hid half his face.  He was 
slumped in a relatively isolated booth at the far left.  The pair made their way to 
the booth; Havoc slid in beside the man, who ignored him.  The Kid slipped in across 
from the pair. 
     "Glad you made it," whispered the man with a wry grin.  "Another five minutes and 
they'd have made me sit at a stool."
     "Two or more per booth or table, that's the rule," muttered Havoc. 
     "Geez Louise!  You sound like HER."
     Arcane made a deep sigh.  "Could you two focus for a few minutes?"  
     Havoc made a sour face; the man next to him rolled his eyes and made an effort to 
sit up.  A sharp grimace creased his face as he changed his position.  The Kid and 
Havoc traded glances. 
     "So ya still healin' up?  I thought you were visitin' that shama-whatever?" 
     "A female shaman," added Arcane.  "Although what use 'magic' would be for a 
simple tissue repair-"
     "Hey, magic works fine!" exclaimed the man.  "I just can't afford the local 
rates." 
     "A few hours in a barometric regeneration tank would work as well, and probably 
better," sniffed Arcane. 
     He seemed to want to add more, but his shiny eyes caught movement in the subdued 
light.  The Kid clamped his thin lips and furrowed his brows in a fixed scowl as a 
skinny waitress approached.
     She carried a small clipboard and had a tired, loose-jointed yet purposeful 
stride.  Her hair was a thick blonde deeply streaked with silver; the end of a 
triangular pencil stuck out from behind her ear.  She kept her hair out of her face by 
wrapping it in a loose ponytail held in place with a gauzy, pale blue ribbon.  Her 
outfit might once have been good leather armor, but over the years she had cut away 
the sleeves and most of the rest of the armor in order to expose her abdomen and some 
cleavage.  The name "Bobbi" was stenciled over her right breast.  Various tattoos, 
some blurred from scarring, undulated across her bony frame as she approached their 
table. 
     "What'll it be, Kid?" asked the waitress with a worn smile that didn't quite make 
it past a sneer. 
     "Oh, the usual, of course," Arcane growled.  The waitress turned towards Havoc 
and ran her eyes up and down his burly form. 
     "Hey, honey!" she slapped his mailed shoulder, leaned forward to allow him a 
better view of her cleavage, and graced him with a gap-toothed smile.  "Haven't seen 
you here in a while!  You hidin' from me?"  She slapped Havoc's shoulder again; his 
face turned a dark color.  The man next to him smothered a grin with a half-covered 
coughing fit that seemed to cause him some pain.  
     At that moment, only The Arcane Kid and Bobbi seemed to have a genuine smile. 
     Havoc dropped his gaze to the scarred tabletop. "We're kinda in the middle o' 
somethin', Bobbi," Havoc muttered.  "Can we talk later?" 
     Bobbi straightened up slowly.  Her smile didn't evaporate, but it did seem to 
lose some of its sincerity.  "Sure, sure, Honey.  Don't worry about it.  You know what 
time I get off." 
     "Yeah, I know." 
     "Could we get a bottle of some of that spiced rum from Xochithlan?" 
     Bobbi turned to the man in the cape.  "You cold or something?"
     "Not feeling well, thank you," smiled the man as he pulled the cape tighter 
around his shoulders. "Now about that rum..."
     "Yeah, sure." Bobbi sighed.  She plucked the pencil from behind her ear and made 
a quick scribble on the small clipboard.  "We got in another shipment just a week ago.  
I guess there's probably some rum in those crates  somewhere."  
     "A small bottle with just two glasses, if you please," nodded Arcane. Bobbi's 
smile disappeared. 
     "Comin' right up," Bobbi murmured.  She pivoted on her heel and stalked away, 
shoving through the swinging door behind the counter and disappearing  into the 
kitchen.  She had passed DeGotti's table without pausing to notice Warwulf's beckoning 
arm. 
     "That woman looks unhappy," chuckled the man in the cape. 
     "Must have glanced in a mirror on the way to the table," muttered Arcane.  
     "Hey, lay off," protested Havoc weakly.  "Let's just get this over with, okay?" 
     "Oh, NOW you want to get serious?"  The Kid's luminous eyes blazed. "Well, I 
suppose you're right.  We have a limited window to act."  He turned his attention to 
the man.  "What did you find out?"
      The man's smile twisted into a grimace.  "It's weird.  I had some of my contacts 
check it out. It seems that the imp running The Haughty Harlot pawnshop is the same 
one that's been managing it for the past four years!" 
     "Maybe ya saw another imp with a shortsword through his chest," Havoc smirked. 
     "Maybe," conceded the man.  "But I don't think so.  And I still think this is 
tied into Darque somehow." 
     "Of course it's connected to Master Darque," growled Arcane softly. 
     The man shook his head.  "But how?  What's it all about?" 
     "I think it's got somethin' to do with keeping that Empress around," declared 
Havoc. 
     "What?" 
     "C'mon," Havoc gestured toward the rest of the room.  "You know of any other 
managers runnin' a fighter with a winnin' record for so long?  She's got 32 wins and 
17 losses.  Why ain't she gone already?" 
     Arcane and the man shared a half-hearted shrug.  
     "My contacts lead me to believe it has something to do with some sort of 
elixir... an aeternitas remedium." 
     "What?!" exclaimed Havoc. 
     "A potion or panacea for death, something to induce immortality," muttered the 
man. 
     "Yes," nodded Arcane.  "An eternity elixir, so to speak.  Master Darque has been 
quite occupied with this recipe for some time.  I understand it's a personal hobby 
he's been toying with for ages." 
     Havoc tilted his head and threw a narrow frown at the table.  "I don't get it.  
Why should that get you so upset?  Maybe he'll sell it once he's got it.  Maybe 
he'll..." 
     "Maybe he'll rip a hole through the fabric of time and existence and cause 
anomalies that we can't even conceive of... yet!"  The Kid's eyes blazed in the dim 
light.  No one said anything.  The diner itself seemed to quiet down a bit;  the clink 
of glasses and the muted sounds of whispered conversations grew still for a brief 
moment. 
     The kitchen door slammed open at that juncture; Bobbi marched out of the kitchen 
clutching the short neck of a fat red bottle with her right hand, and two shot glasses 
in her left.  Warwulf vainly attempted to get her attention again as she swept past.  
When she reached their table she allowed the bottle to drop the last few inches onto 
the table with a loud THUNK.  Bobbi then placed the two glasses in front of Havoc 
carefully, then she turned and walked back through the diner and into the kitchen 
without saying a word.  Warwulf was standing, albeit unsteadily at this point, waving 
both his arms; his stablemates giggled from their booth.  Bobbi used one arm to shove 
him back into their laps as she went by. 
     "Yeah, maybe Darque might end all existence as we know it," sighed Havoc.  "But I 
got bigger problems on my plate right now." 
     The Arcane Kid and the caped man shared another quick glance, then the man 
grabbed one of the glasses while The Kid snatched the bottle off the table and broke 
its wax seal with a deft twist.  He poured a finger's worth and then  motioned with 
the bottle as the man raised his glass in a toast. 
     "As a great philosopher once said: One word frees us of all the weight and pain 
of life: That word is love." 
     "Or 'death'", muttered Arcane as the man threw his rum down his throat and 
smacked his lips in appreciation. 

***---------*---------*---------*---------**---------*---------*---------*---------***

                      CONGRATS to the TURF WAR 10 (TWX) winners!

                             Alliance INNER CIRCLE  (IC)
                           Dameon Darkheart, Spectral Steel
                                 Spirit, D A Rejects
                           The Chosen One, A'merkin Injuns
                                 Var, Baal's Minions

Prize statement:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  All prizes, except the Endu 
Award listed below, and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be awarded to the Captain 
of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  It is the responsibility of 
the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will submit a list of each 
manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the contest for the non-
Certificate prizes.

All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance IC.  Alliance 
Captain Dameon Darkheart (Spectral Steel) will provide an address to Oz The 
Magnificent (Use Consortium on RSI site or wfms101@aol.com The total 106 certificates 
will be promptly mailed.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI for the winners:

1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena; Captain Dameon Darkheart will provide 
    the name to Lee.
2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters Captain Dameon Darkheart will provide the list 
    of 10 names to Lee.
3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance (warrior 
    must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one DM47 
    arena fight to receive this award). Each of the four winning managers, Dameon 
    Darkheart, Spirit, The Chosen One, and Var, will provide the warrior name, team, 
    and ID number to Lee to receive the faves.
4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus potions 
    must be applied to living warriors from DM 47, no more than two skills per 
    warrior.  Each of the four winning managers, Dameon Darkheart, Spirit, The Chosen 
    One, and Var, will provide the three skills, the warrior names, team, and ID 
    number to Lee to receive the bonus skills.
5.  Two additional random rollup sheets or rollup certs for each manager of the 
    winning alliance from RSI.  Lee will provide the following winners, Dameon 
    Darkheart, Spirit, The Chosen One, and Var, two rollup teams in the mail.
6.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who fights in 
    all 10 rounds AND at least 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be 
    applied to a living warrior from (DM 47) (Endu Award)

The following long list of managers earned the one skill Endu Award (all ten rounds 
and at least 45 fights). Each manager will provide the skill, the warrior name, team, 
and ID number to Lee to receive the bonus skill.

     Land Of Oz, Oz                       Star Prairie, Deeders                  
     Second Bananas, Mannequin            Gas Monkey, Stillgard            
     Royal Flush, Crip                    Snow Fort, Studcraft             
     Mystic Orc Feast, Slugbait           Ottodrome TX, Otto X             
     Pawn Of Prophecy, Gentleben          Fast Food, Madwand               
     Tolbins Hive A, Tolbin               Spectral Steel, Dameon Darkheart 
     Howlin Mad, Howlin Wolf              D A Rejects, Spirit              
     Satan's Minions, the Dark One        Amerkin Injuns, the Chosen One   
     El Camino Hot Sauce, Floyd           Baal's Minions, Var              
     80's Disco, Destitute Noble          Natural B Killers 2, Maximillian 
     Big Lake Groove, Den                 Mentors Misfits, Dr, F           
     Big Lake Maulers, Crambus            Blackstorm, Blackstorm           
     Frayed Sanity, Philthy Phil          The Wild Hunt, Nomad             
     Rick and Morty, TMM                  Token Entry, Manta             
     Inquisition 100, LHI                 Bad Beats, Poker Brat            
     Mailin Madness, TUM                  Weird Students, Jerman           
     Wicked Martyrs, DMobster             Destroyer's Legion, DeGotti      
     Bash Bros Park, Assur                Serpents Hold II, Khisanth       
     Shewish Diner, OAB                   Les Turfistes, La Pentarque      
     Garbage Pail Kids, Kharadmon         Weird Alchemy, La Guillotine     
     Cheers, Otis                         Sprout of my Mind, Vlad

These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderators immediately for claiming from RSI 
(Lee) within 4 turns of the end of TWX.  The certs will be mailed to the winning 
alliance by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW if the address to 
which the certs should be mailed is provided in a timely manner.

Another successful Turf War concludes.  CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, fighters and managers, and welcome to the glorious arena of 
Shadowspire.  The weather is turning colder here, but it is still quite comfortable 
when you consider our temperature changes still remain in the liveable range of 
existence.  Our cold is nothing like our neighbors to the north at Snowbound and 
Vithicar.  I like to admire snow from a distance.  Luckily, I have reporters that work 
for me I can send to the chillier climates of the Free Cities.  Well, I know what you 
really came here for, so onto the fights!
     We have a surprise for our Duelmaster this turn!  Tu Du faced another bloodfeud 
challenge from the Abomination stable.  Chase sent Politelkoreknes after our reigning 
Duelmaster for one last shot at revenge, but it was not meant to be.  Tu Du overcame 
Politelkoreknes in a 2 minute fight.  This left the throne open to the highest ranked 
warrior at the close of the fight day.  There were many worthy candidates, but the 
newly returned Kitty Tantrum won out at the end of the day!  Congrats to Kitty Tantrum 
of Furry Fury, who is managed by Grimm.
     The most avoided team was Big Lake Outcasts and The Monsantis avoided them the 
most.  There has been a war of words in the arena personal ads between these two 
teams, so it is not surprising to see them in this statistic.  The most challenged 
warrior was Ryk the Dragon from Big Lake Outcasts.  Swabbie Sam of Shanghaied 
challenged up 29 points to reach Ryk and it appears to have been a quick one with Ryk 
falling to Sam in 1 minute.  The other big challenge of the turn comes from 
Hollowsoul.  He challenged up by 26 points to face Blue Dragon of Monster Manual.  
Fate must have been on the side of the underdogs this day, as Hollowsoul wins in a 4 
minute bout.
     Darque Ages knocks off The Monsantis for the Top Team spot.  A 4-1-1 turn 
certainly helped the Darque Ages guild.  The Commodores and Inebriation remain in 
place, at 3rd and 4th, respectively.  The new entrant into the top 5 sees Pray the 
Gods climb into 5th from 8th.  Cult of Bacchus made room for Pray the Gods by falling 
8 spots to 13th after a 1-4-0 outing.  The 8 place drop is the biggest loss for the 
turn.  Shanghaied has the biggest gain, jumping up an astounding 10 paces into 8th.  
Warbow also had an impressive 7 place gain, up from 19th to 12th.
     I want to take the time to welcome Weirdo and his crew of Kill Em All to 
Shadowspire.  I do so love it when people take the time to introduce themselves.  It 
makes these spy reports so much easier when I know whom I am speaking to and about.  
So, Weirdo, enjoy the sights and sounds of this great city.  As to Den... he is an 
acquired taste, but Shadowspire and any arena is certainly more colorful with him in 
it.  Also, welcome back to Grimm and Furry Fury!  With Kitty Tantrum's graduation, 
Grimm now joins the Round Robin Society of Shadowspire by graduating all 10 fighting 
styles to the Isle of the Eye!  Congratulations, Grimm!
     The killing has slowed down, but that does not make death an less impactful among 
the arena rankings.  Abomination cannot seem to catch a break as they send 2 warriors 
to the Dark Arena and then lose a recruit in the regular arena.  Their 1-14-1 record 
over the last 3 turns should tell you all you need to know about their misfortunes.  
Cult of Bacchus says goodbye to Brontay, who matched up with the deadly Schendle of 
Pray the Gods.  Schendle now has 3 kills, so perhaps some discretion is in order when 
issuing challenges and avoids for those near him.  Hellbraiser meets his end at the 
tip of Luipada's sword.  Otto's Diner has lost 4 warriors in the arena since turn 252.  
The final non-Dark Arena death visits the Wicked Martyrs stable as Repulsive falls to 
Nightcloud from Warbow.  Condolences to the dead and good luck to the stables in their 
search for vengeance!
     Congrats to all the graduates.  There appears to be a lot of them over the past 
few turns.  Kitty completes Grimm's round robin aspirations for the arena, becoming 
his 15th graduate and 1st Parry Riposte.  Ryk the Dragon is Den's 6th graduate and his 
first Slasher from Shadowspire.  Last of all, The Empress Wu 18th graduate and his 3rd 
Total Parry.  Those 3 will fight their final fights in Shadowspire next turn.  Leaving 
us this turn are Tu Du and Brutal Grunge.  Have fun on the Isle, gents!
     It is time for me to close.  Join us next turn as the throne is once again up for 
grabs!  The Challenger Champions is filled to the brim with eager, capable warriors 
who would love nothing more than to take a rest upon the best seat in Shadowspire.  I 
look forward to seeing you then.

                                          --Phineas Rannulf

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KITTY TANTRUM 2241           21  15  0   127       FURRY FURY (25)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE EMPRESS WU 2164          33  17  0   121       DARQUE AGES (29)
 HOLLOWSOUL 2414              19  19  2   114       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 GRIZZLY REMAINS 2459         18   9  0   113       FURRY FURY (25)
 SWABBIE SAM 2632             14   4  0   108       SHANGHAIED (161)
 SUPERWEED 1675               15  12  2   107       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 BLACKJACK JOHNSON 2595       15   7  1   106       SHANGHAIED (161)
 KOSTAGART 2667               11   5  1   106       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 BLUE DRAGON 2332             23  29  0    98       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 RYK THE DRAGON 2371          22  23  2    98       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 BLOODY MARIA 2536            17  13  1    96       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 WHITE LIGHTNING 2486         18  16  2    91       INEBRIATION (27)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALCESTE 2355                 22  24  0    90       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 POLITELKOREKNES 2227         15  15  4    90       ABOMINATION (146)
 WYLD TURKEY 2505             15  17  2    88       INEBRIATION (27)
 WARWULF 2580                 14   8  0    86       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 ZATHOG 2399                  18  23  1    81       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 PLAN COLUMBIA 1612           15  15  1    80       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 GARCHOMP 2470                15  11  0    80       FURRY FURY (25)
 SCHENDLE 2596                11   8  3    80       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 FIREBALL 2705                 9   2  0    70       INEBRIATION (27)
 KROW 2504                    18  12  0    68       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORRID 2659                   9   7  0    66       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 LUIPADA 2721                  7   2  2    66       DARQUE AGES (29)
 FAST HACK 'EM 9 2653          8   9  0    65       THE COMMODORES (150)
 STRABO 2689                   8   5  0    60       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMCLAW 2569               13  12  1    59       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578         14  10  0    58       SHANGHAIED (161)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORLANDO 2688                  7   4  0    54       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 TRISTAN 2669                  9   6  0    51       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 JANNA 2581                   11  11  0    50       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 ECLIPSE 2565                 12   5  0    46       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 B FEUD BAIT HAMMER 461        6   4  1    46       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 COMMANDER HAMMER 459          7   3  1    45       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 ZAYLA 2695                    7   3  0    45       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 LUXLORD BLACK 2608            9  13  1    44       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DRAGON SCARRED 2644          11   6  0    43       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SHEM 2719                     5   4  1    42       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 POWDER MONKEY 2683            7   6  0    40       SHANGHAIED (161)
 CYCLOTRODE X 2673            10   5  1    39       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 AGENT ORANGE 2762             4   1  2    39       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 MISFORTUNE COOKIE 2783        4   0  0    39       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 THYME LORD 2752               4   2  0    37       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 LOOKOUT LARRY 2656            8   8  0    35       SHANGHAIED (161)
 KYBURN 2668                   9   7  0    34       SOME KINDA HATE (102)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HILL GIANT 2694               6   7  0    33       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 NEETA 2702                    5   5  0    33       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 HALFBUCK 2710                 4   4  0    33       WARBOW (170)
 DA12 2804                     1   0  1    33       ABOMINATION (146)
 ZIM SALA BIM 2708             4   7  0    32       THE COMMODORES (150)
 MUTANT CAMEL 2678             8   7  0    31       THE COMMODORES (150)
 TEMPTRESS HAMMER 460          3   7  0    31       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 STARSMILE 2731                3   3  0    29       WARBOW (170)
 PETRUS RIGA 2786              2   1  0    29       DARQUE AGES (29)
 GOTTERDAMMERUNG 2787          3   0  0    28       KILL EM ALL (173)
 BARSTOOL BRAD 2706            7   4  1    26       INEBRIATION (27)
 KNIFEFIST 2714                3   5  0    24       WARBOW (170)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESTINY 2703                  6   5  0    23       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-ELF CHICK 2774                2   0  0    23       NO MEANING 2 (174)
 JET-BOOT JACK 2741            5   1  0    22       THE COMMODORES (150)
 PERFECT 10 HAMMER 462         5   5  0    21       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 CLARA D'ANDUZA 2780           3   1  0    20       DARQUE AGES (29)
-DEE GIGGLE GIRL 2772          1   1  1    20       NO MEANING 2 (174)
 DARK ACT 2717                 4   5  1    18       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 NALA 2700                     3   7  1    17       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 SEDUCTION HAMMER 458          3   7  1    17       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 HYDRA 2753                    3   3  0    17       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 NIGHTCLOUD 2732               2   4  1    17       WARBOW (170)
-EMMETT DALTON 2761            2   2  0    17       THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)
 CELESTIO 2801                 1   0  0    17       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 BRACKISH 2782                 1   3  0    16       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 SPHINX 2755                   4   2  1    15       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 PSYCHO STYX 2771              2   3  1    15       KILL EM ALL (173)
 ETHERIA 2800                  1   0  0    15       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 MONKEY TREE MONK 2652         2   5  0    14       FURRY FURY (25)
 STORMGIRL 2712                2   6  0    13       WARBOW (170)
 MALAKAI 2768                  3   2  0    11       KILL EM ALL (173)
 SONNY CROQUETTE 2799          1   0  0    11       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-ANN BASSETT 2745              3   1  0    10       THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)
 MELLOW JELLO 2784             3   1  0    10       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BLOODLUST 2769                2   3  1    10       KILL EM ALL (173)
 ASPIRE 2B GREAT 2750          2   4  0    10       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-BOB DALTON 2748               2   3  0     9       THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALLEOS PRIMUS 2764           2   3  0     9       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 TOM COLLINS 2790              2   1  1     8       INEBRIATION (27)
 CHOKE 2767                    1   4  0     7       KILL EM ALL (173)
 SON OF BLAGGER 2793           1   0  0     6       THE COMMODORES (150)
-CIGAR COWBOY 2776             1   1  0     6       NO MEANING 2 (174)
-BELLE STAR 2778               1   2  0     5       THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)
 LITTLE HAMMER 2792            1   2  0     5       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-SABPOCK 2756                  1   1  0     4       DEVIL'S BAG (172)
 NEON PLASMA 2791              0   3  0     3       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-CAJUN FRY 2773                0   2  0     2       NO MEANING 2 (174)
-NYBRAS 2759                   0   2  0     2       DEVIL'S BAG (172)
-BLUE DOT ORK 2775             0   2  0     2       NO MEANING 2 (174)
-DEUMUS 2758                   0   2  0     2       DEVIL'S BAG (172)
-SERAPHIM 2760                 0   2  0     2       DEVIL'S BAG (172)
 GAS SPORE 2807                0   1  0     1       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AEOFEL ELROMAI 2803     0  1 0 ABOMINATION 146      PSYCHO STYX 2771      256   
BAD MATCH-UPS 2743      2  2 0 ABOMINATION 146      COMMANDER HAMMER 459  254   
DA11 2802               0  1 0 ABOMINATION 146      ARENAMASTER           256  NONE
DA13 2805               0  1 0 ABOMINATION 146      BANDIT PRINCE         256  NONE
AGLAIA 2609             7 15 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 WURM KIN              256  NONE
HATEFUL DESIRE 2457    16 17 2 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 POLITELKOREKNES 2227  252  REVENGED
BRONTAY 2707            6  3 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    SCHENDLE 2596         256   
SHEWISH GIANT           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           DA12 2804             256  NONE
HROTSVITHA 2730         3  2 0 DARQUE AGES 29       SHEM 2719             253  REVENGED
MALATESTA 2763          0  1 0 DARQUE AGES 29       CAELUMI 2765          252  REVENGED
DA BOB 2806             0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        HIGH ELF              256  NONE
PYRAT 2615              7 11 1 INEBRIATION 27       KOSTAGART 2667        253  REVENGED
PHASE-SPIDER 2754       1  3 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    BARSTOOL BRAD 2706    254  JUST REVENGED
CELERY STALKER 2676     7  4 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      SUPERWEED 1675        252  NOT REVENGED
CURD BURGLAR 2598      11  7 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      WHITE LIGHTNING 2486  252  REVENGED
HELLBRAISER 2693        7  6 1 OTTO'S DINER 96      LUIPADA 2721          256   
S.O.S. 2766             1  2 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      AGENT ORANGE 2762     254   
FLARE 2736              1  3 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   DARK ACT 2717         253  REVENGED
MAMA LLAMA 2742         3  1 0 THE COMMODORES 150   DEE GIGGLE GIRL 2772  254  REVENGED
DEACON JIM 2777         2  1 0 THE OUTLAWS 7 171    AGENT ORANGE 2762     255   
DELLA ROSE 2746         0  1 0 THE OUTLAWS 7 171    BLOODLUST 2769        252  NOT REVENGED
REPULSIVE 2781          1  3 0 WICKED MARTYRS 148   NIGHTCLOUD 2732       256   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Phineas Rannulf -- After a 20 year sabbatical, I have returned to Duelmasters!  While 
I considered enlisting your help in my search for a name with your vast knowledge of 
active managers, and prowess as a Spy Reporter, clearly, you have better things to do.  
In the end, I just decided to adopt one of Den's colorful insults.  You may call me...  
Weirdo. -- Weirdo, mgr Kill Em All

Caelumi -- Good!  Your manager saved me the trouble! -- Luipada

Shem -- You, good sir, are going places!  Our vengeance has been satisfied. -- Strabo

Nybras -- Well now, that was a very one-sided affair up until the very end. -- Clara 
D'Anduza

Warwulf -- ::::double shrug:::: -- The Empress Wu
P.S. -- I think I'm gone after this turn.

Destiny -- I usually throw those crits a lot earlier.  Congrats on the rating. -- 
Luipada

Aspire 2B Great -- Aspire harder. -- Petrus Riga

Arcane Kid -- I am thoroughly enjoying the spotlights. -- Master Darque, whose hands 
(not paws) are manicured and nice (not slimey)

Womanta Claws -- God only knows what you get your claws on during this season of 
mirth.  The only thing you are capable of picking on is your engorged hemorrhoids. -- 
Den

Chad -- Welcome to a little place call Shadowspire, where the men are men, and DeGotti 
makes the sheep nervous. -- Den

Hammer -- Did you see your namesake crushed Bob Dalton last turn?  What an inspiration 
you must have been for him. -- Den

Lady Mordraith -- Great three turn record. -- Den

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AGLAIA was viciously butchered by WURM KIN in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA11 was murdered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DA12 assassinated SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
DA13 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
DA BOB was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
WYLD TURKEY was vanquished by KOSTAGART in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
POLITELKOREKNES was savagely defeated by TU DU in a 2 minute master's Bloodfeud brawl.
HILL GIANT won victory over BARSTOOL BRAD in a action packed 3 minute Bloodfeud duel.
SWABBIE SAM won victory over RYK THE DRAGON in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
HOLLOWSOUL viciously subdued BLUE DRAGON in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
PLAN COLUMBIA overpowered STORMCLAW in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WARWULF was savagely defeated by BLACKJACK JOHNSON in a 3 minute competition.
FIREBALL demolished B FEUD BAIT HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
HORRID handily defeated ZAYLA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
TWO-TON TIMMONS unbelievably bested JANNA in a 10 minute master's Challenge bout.
LUIPADA executed HELLBRAISER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
LUXLORD BLACK viciously subdued ZIM SALA BIM in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
TOM COLLINS was demolished by TEMPTRESS HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
GOTTERDAMMERUNG overpowered NEON PLASMA in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
THYME LORD devastated DARK ACT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MISFORTUNE COOKIE viciously subdued MUTANT CAMEL in a 2 minute Challenge match.
NIGHTCLOUD easily killed REPULSIVE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
HALFBUCK demolished DESTINY in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SPHINX was overpowered by SHEM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MELLOW JELLO was savagely defeated by KNIFEFIST in a 3 minute brutal Challenge bout.
PETRUS RIGA vanquished SEDUCTION HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
MALLEOS PRIMUS was viciously subdued by JET-BOOT JACK in a 7 minute Challenge bout.
BLOODLUST was overpowered by BRACKISH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge competition.
MALAKAI was beaten by CLARA D'ANDUZA in a 5 minute novice's Challenge fight.
GRIZZLY REMAINS vanquished ZATHOG in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fray.
SUPERWEED overpowered GARCHOMP in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE EMPRESS WU overpowered ALCESTE in a crowd pleasing 5 minute one-sided fray.
BRUTAL GRUNGE was vanquished by KITTY TANTRUM in a 6 minute mismatched Title fight.
WHITE LIGHTNING devastated KROW in a 1 minute uneven bout.
BLOODY MARIA overpowered STRABO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
BRONTAY was killed by SCHENDLE in a popular 1 minute gory duel.
FAST HACK 'EM 9 viciously subdued DRAGON SCARRED in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.
ECLIPSE slimly won victory over KYBURN in a tiresome 13 minute gory duel.
TRISTAN savagely defeated POWDER MONKEY in a 1 minute gruesome duel.
ORLANDO viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute master vs. beginner match.
STARSMILE was viciously subdued by COMMANDER HAMMER in a 8 minute match.
STORMGIRL was handily defeated by NEETA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CYCLOTRODE X overpowered NALA in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
AGENT ORANGE vanquished MONKEY TREE MONK in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PERFECT 10 HAMMER was overcome by LOOKOUT LARRY in a 2 minute bloody bout.
HYDRA won victory over ASPIRE 2B GREAT in a exciting 2 minute match.
PSYCHO STYX easily killed AEOFEL ELROMAI in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CHOKE was demolished by CELESTIO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LITTLE HAMMER was overcome by SONNY CROQUETTE in a 5 minute amateur's contest.
ETHERIA overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SON OF BLAGGER subdued GAS SPORE in a 2 minute bloody novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         AIMED BLOW        32 -  24 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         TOTAL PARRY       57 -  47 -  3      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  14         WALL OF STEEL     46 -  46 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                   11         STRIKING ATTACK   46 -  47 -  1      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         BASHING ATTACK    51 -  57 -  9      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     32 -  36 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         LUNGING ATTACK    64 -  75 -  5      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         SLASHING ATTACK   42 -  52 -  3      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-LUNGE       27 -  34 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  23 -  2      44  |

Turn 256 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  6         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     9 -  5     TOTAL PARRY        5 - 10         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  8         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  6                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  3                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KITTY TANTRUM 2241         21  15  0  127 FURRY FURY (25)
TOTAL PARRY      THE EMPRESS WU 2164        33  17  0  121 DARQUE AGES (29)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRIZZLY REMAINS 2459       18   9  0  113 FURRY FURY (25)
LUNGING ATTACK   SWABBIE SAM 2632           14   4  0  108 SHANGHAIED (161)
BASHING ATTACK   SUPERWEED 1675             15  12  2  107 THE MONSANTIS (112)
PARRY-LUNGE      SCHENDLE 2596              11   8  3   80 PRAY THE GODS (155)
WALL OF STEEL    KROW 2504                  18  12  0   68 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
SLASHING ATTACK  LUIPADA 2721                7   2  2   66 DARQUE AGES (29)
AIMED BLOW       TRISTAN 2669                9   6  0   51 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RYK THE DRAGON 2371.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JANNA 2581.  The ten other most popular fighters were KITTY TANTRUM 2241, 
BLACKJACK JOHNSON 2595, FAST HACK 'EM 9 2653, HOLLOWSOUL 2414, HYDRA 2753, HILL GIANT 
2694, ALCESTE 2355, ORLANDO 2688, COMMANDER HAMMER 459, and PLAN COLUMBIA 1612.

The least popular fighter this week was ECLIPSE 2565.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KYBURN 2668, STARSMILE 2731, LITTLE HAMMER 2792, MALLEOS PRIMUS 2764, 
GAS SPORE 2807, CHOKE 2767, AEOFEL ELROMAI 2803, ASPIRE 2B GREAT 2750, MONKEY TREE 
MONK 2652, and NALA 2700.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KITTY TANTRUM (81-2241) FURRY FURY (25)
THE EMPRESS WU (81-2164) DARQUE AGES (29)
RYK THE DRAGON (81-2371) BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

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

TU DU (81-1652) THE MONSANTIS (112)
BRUTAL GRUNGE (81-2390) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     TRICK SHOULDER (52-1053) OTTO'S PARTS  (150) 
                        POSSUMS (82-23222) LEE SAYS SO  (3699) 
                  MEROBRYLLA (82-37956) SUPERIOR FORCES 5702  (6302) 
                       IRONPUSS (82-38621) METALLICATS  (6419) 
                 AFRAID TO SHOOT (82-43653) ROOKIE MAIDEN 47  (7323) 
                   BLACK ANGEL (82-46442) STONED ROOKIES 16  (7787) 
                     FLIGHT (82-46541) STONED ROOKIES 35  (7806) 
                   RUN LIKE HELL (82-52904) ROOKIE PINK 13  (8917) 
                  LEONARD FUNK (84-9258) MEDAL OF HONOR X10  (1679) 
                TENURED WHELP (84-15361) DA ORLANDO MOB XXIII  (2713) 
                  CAT MESSIAH (84-16763) THE INQUISITION IX  (2961) 
                   HAND ON THE PUMP (84-29220) CYPRESS HILL  (5177) 
                          FJORD (84-36346) IDIOCRACY  (4683) 
                CLICK STUPID LINKS (84-42122) 99 OF 100 USERS  (7321) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes