DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/17/2014    Duedate: 09/30/2014

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-201

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAULIN' OATS
OTTO'S DINER (96)
(81-1957) [25-21-1,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAULIN' OATS                   TITUS
OTTO'S DINER (96)              DE'JA KREW (153)
(81-1957) [25-21-1,137]        (81-2250) [4-2-1,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAHBI                          AXEL VON SPIRE
THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)         DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
(81-621) [14-23-1,75]          (81-2068) [12-17-1,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE COMMODORES (150)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OTTO'S DINER (96)           65
2. CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)         43      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. MONSTER MANUAL (87)         41      Unchartered Team
4. ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)      39
5. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         36      DE'JA KREW (153)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       570 418 21 57.7   1/ 4 THE COMMODORES (150)     10  5 0
 2- 2 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     242 183 14 56.9   2/ 2 WARMASTERS (15)           9  6 0
 3/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      342 262 10 56.6   3/12 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       9  6 0
 4/ 5 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    107  91 10 54.0   4/ 7 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     8  6 0
 5/ 4 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      56  48  3 53.8   5/ 9 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       8  7 2
 6/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    533 464 15 53.5   6/ 1 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      8  7 1
 7/ 7 OTTO'S DINER (96)        364 326 15 52.8   7/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        8  7 0
 8/ 8 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      510 489 20 51.1   8/ 5 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       7  5 1
 9/ 9 WARMASTERS (15)          501 484 35 50.9   9/ 8 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    7  7 1
10-10 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     386 378 14 50.5  10/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     7  8 0
11/12 THE COMMODORES (150)      35  35  0 50.0  11/13 OTTO'S DINER (96)         7  8 0
12/11 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)   146 149  4 49.5  12/10 ABOMINATION (146)         7  8 0
13-13 FURRY FURY (25)          331 344 20 49.0  13/16 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    6  4 0
14/17 CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       30  35  1 46.2  14/15 ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)    6  9 0
15/14 LITERATE LOONS (40)      419 491 18 46.0  15-14 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      5  0 0
16/16 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      314 400 13 44.0  16/23 CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       5  4 0
17/15 ABOMINATION (146)         45  58  6 43.7  17/11*DE'JA KREW (153)          5 10 0
18/18 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   210 301 16 41.1  18/17 WAR MACHINE (26)          4 11 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/21 ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)    41  61  2 40.2  19/19 LITERATE LOONS (40)       3  3 0
20/19*DE'JA KREW (153)          12  18  1 40.0  20-18 FURRY FURY (25)           2  3 0
21/20 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      67 107  2 38.5  21-21*DEER LAKE BONEYARD (154)  2  3 0
22/ 0 INEBRIATION (27)          28  50  3 35.9  22/20 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      2 12 0
23/22 WAR MACHINE (26)          51  93  6 35.4  23-22 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      1  0 0
24-23*DEER LAKE BONEYARD (154)   4  11  0 26.7  24/ 0 INEBRIATION (27)          0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                      Sorting

     "NO, Valeris!" Havoc roared, brandishing a shortspear.  "No! No! No! This ain't
some sort o' fancy club!! It ain't a dagger, neither! Look at this thing!" He shook
it in front of the gladiator's face.
     The shortspear was the typical Mordant favorite, a bit over a meter in length.
The bottom two-thirds of the stout wooden handle was tightly wrapped in narrow
leather strips.  They were dyed blue and red and woven into an elaborate pattern; its
texture significantly boosted a fighter's grip on the weapon.  Its top third ended
with a long, narrow blade that glittered in the morning sun.  It was slightly curved
for inflicting delicate, yet potentially lethal, slashes.
     "I know ya ain't got the skills, and ya ain't got the coordination to do
anything fancy.  Hell, it takes an Aimer, or a veteran Lunger or Slasher with some
serious skills to try for the throat, or the ligaments in the wrists or knees." Havoc
sighed, shook his head, and dropped his eyes momentarily.  "Still," he resumed,
looking up into the gladiator's sweat-streaked, anxious face, "ya SHOULD be able to
ram this thing through somebody's chest or gut!  Ya got the ability to do THAT,
right?"
     Valeris gave a nervous nod, shifting his weight from one foot to the next.
     "Yeah," Havoc sighed again and frowned at the shortspear as he held it up in the
sunlight.  "Well, we'll find out what ya can do, won't we?"
     With a smooth, practiced gesture Havoc tossed the spear over his shoulder as he
turned away and started walking out of the training pit.  He paused for a moment,
listening to Valeris fumble with the shortspear behind him.  Havoc sighed again and
rolled his eyes into the cloudless blue sky when he heard the weapon drop on the
sand. He turned and gestured to a nearby gladiator that towered over everyone else.
The fighter dipped his 6'6" frame toward Havoc.
     "Keep the two newbies in the pit this morning," Havoc growled.  "I wanna see the
usual drills and I wanna see them sweat out some o' that breakfast we wasted on 'em."
     He started to turn away, then paused to snarl over his shoulder.  "And I wanna
see Valeris hit the practice dummy at least ONCE today, ya got me?" 
     The giant gladiator nodded solemnly as Havoc left the training area and headed
toward the office shack.  Once Havoc slammed the door behind him, a collective sigh
seeped out from all the fighters in the pit.  The oversized warrior turned to Valeris
with a wicked grin and clapped his huge, rough hands together.
     "You heard Havoc, huh?  C'mon Valeris!  Time to train!"
     "Easy, Stella," snickered a female gladiator.  Her form was slim and taut with
muscle.  She smiled up into Legione Stella's face as she suddenly flourished a
bright, well-polished scimitar.  With a wink, Cassiopeia began to swing her scimitar
in a complicated pattern around her body.  The other four fighters immediately
stepped back from the wide blade as it wove its way around her, winking and twinkling
in the bright morning light.
     Legione Stella laughed and began humming a drinking song, clapping his hands to
give a strong beat.
     "Hey Cassie!" Monocerous sputtered.  "Take it easy with that thing!  Take it
easy! Ain't it dangerous enough in the arena without you slicing around us?!"
     Cassiopeia barked out a disdainful laugh and sped up the sparkling blade.  She
twisted and spun, becoming one with her sword in an exuberant and masterful
demonstration of skill.
     "Go, go, go!" Stella shouted, clapping in time with his words.
     "Yeah, sure," snarled Monocerous as he took another nervous step back.  "But all
that fancy swordplay didn't help you take down that silly Badger, did it?"
     Cassiopeia frowned at Monocerous and started to reply, but the scimitar spun out
of her hand and flew at the face of another female fighter, who ducked in reflex.
The blade narrowly missed her face; instead it barely skipped across her helmeted
head and skittered across the sand.
     "Hey, stupid!" Astri yelled.  "You want me to stick that up your---"
     "GET TO WORK!!" Havoc bellowed from the open office window.  The startled
gladiators froze, and then briskly separated, each heading toward a different area of
the training yard.  Astri was muttering curses as she left.  Cassiopeia ignored her
as she scooped her scimitar off the ground and trotted in the opposite direction.
     Havoc growled to himself as he watched the fighters hurry away and busy
themselves with their exercises.
     "Ya see what I mean, Kid?"  Havoc turned from the window and threw himself down
onto a lumpy, threadbare couch that creaked ominously.  "These guys ain't got a
clue!"
     Behind a wide, battered and scarred desk a slim youth sorted through tall piles
of papyrus scrolls set amidst multiple bottles of ink  (in assorted colors) and
various quills.  Havoc shook his head as he grimaced at the cluttered desk.
     "How ya can find anything in that mess is a mystery!"
     "Everyone has their unique system," murmured the Arcane Kid absently as he
continued rearranging the scrolls and bottles.  "Ah, here it is!"
     Arcane pulled a small ribbon of paper out from beneath a gilt-edged scroll with
ivory handles.  He waved the paper in the air and winked at Havoc, who gave a snort
of derision in reply.
     "What's that supposed to be?"  Havoc sneered.  "A formula for turning dummies
into geniuses?"
     "I wish!" Arcane exclaimed, ignoring Havoc's glare.  "It's the code key for our
contact in the Arena Master's office."
     Havoc grunted and frowned at the floorboards.  "We sending both the newbies?"
     "No, I don't think that's necessary," Arcane said with a shake of his narrow
head.  "I think you know the gladiator I'm considering."
     "Yeah," sighed Havoc.  "I kinda figured."  He shrugged at the Kid and leaned
back; the couch groaned.  "D'ya think Stella has enough coin saved up for a decent
bribe?"
     Arcane made a soft chuckling sound.  "Do you believe that Stella has enough
brains to fake his own death?"
     A brief smile touched Havoc's grim face; he shook his head.
     "Anyway," Arcane fluttered a slender hand into the air between them. "I wasn't
referring to him."
     Havoc cocked his head in the Kid's direction; his puckered brow made the
bristle-top short hairs on his head ripple.
     "Valeris?"
     Arcane tilted his head and raised his eyebrows in mock surprise.  Havoc looked
down at the floor.  He seemed to sag a little into the lumpy couch cushions.
     "We're sending a lotta meat into that grinder."  Havoc scowled at his hands as
he rubbed their calloused surfaces in his lap.  "Kid, don'tcha think we can give him
a little more time to, to---"
     "We gave him that first round, didn't we?"  Arcane shrugged in resignation and
tossed the slip of paper onto the top of a precariously balanced pile of scrolls.
"If he had won that first time, he'd have enough for a bribe."
     Havoc was still, staring down blindly at his hands as they pressed together.
The Kid stared at the closest heap of scrolls and pursed his thin lips.
     "Havoc, he had the style advantage. The size advantage. Experience was level
zero for both fighters, so that wasn't a factor either.  Given his aptitude results
and this poor showing out the gate, what did you expect?"
     "Yeah, but hell, NOBODY won this round, Kid."
     "Yes, but everyone else has the potential to do much better.  Valeris is...
limited... in all the wrong ways.  I'm sorry, Havoc."
     The two managers stared at everything else in the room except each other.  After
a few quiet moments the couch broke the silence with shrill squeals and squeaks as
Havoc rose up from its bulgy cushions.  Exhaling deeply, he rearranged the broadsword
at his hip, then closed his eyes and rolled his blocky head in a tight circle as
shrugged his wide shoulders.  Loud popping noises crackled in the stagnant silence;
Arcane winced a little.
     "O.K.; it's yer call.  I'll get on it," muttered Havoc, blinking and snatching
the ribbon of paper off the desk as he passed.  He slammed the door behind him when
he left, alerting the fighters in the training yard while knocking askew the piles of
scrolls on the desk inside.  The gladiators increased the tempo of their exercises;
Arcane wilted into his chair and stared at the scattered scrolls.
     "Let me see some EFFORT!" Havoc yelled as he made his way toward the sand pits.
"Let me see some SKILL!"   He paused to watch as Valeris almost dropped his
shortspear.  He managed to recover it and turn his fumble into an awkward twirl
instead.  Valeris grinned awkwardly at Havoc before turning and lunging at the
practice dummy again. He managed to catch the edge of its armored shoulder as the
dummy spun from its chain.  Valeris paused to wipe the sweat off his face and nod
cheerfully at Havoc, who nodded in reply.
     "We sure as hell ain't gonna see any MERCY around here!" Havoc rumbled under his
breath.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SHADOWSPIRE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team WICKED MARTYRS was 
unseated this week as THE COMMODORES moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon DE'JA KREW this time 
out who this turn suffered a fall into 17th position in the wake of a 2-3-0 round.  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
MONSTER MANUAL went 4-1-0 to move up 9 in the rankings.  My praise to CLUB CUTTHROAT 
for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round 
deserving of notice!  VILMAR caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
he skillfully bested CASSIOPEIA and was awarded 23 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, SON OF SEITAN put down MCGREGOR, causing him to lose 
19 points of recognition in the process.  As is fitting, the most sought after 
warrior on the challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster HAULIN' OATS 
himself.  Who here was not present for the title fight this week as MICKEY SLIM 
boldly challenged HAULIN' OATS in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  
Although MICKEY SLIM made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious HAULIN' OATS.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that 
he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in SHADOWSPIRE these days is SOME KINDA HATE.  At least, most blades in 
town are looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been 
hard pressed to find any of WARMASTERS last week.  Busy avoiding SOME KINDA HATE?  
Give BLOODY JAKE credit for his courage.  Did you note how he challenged BAHBI 
despite the 40 point difference in their rankings?  Do not the gods reward courage?  
BLOODY JAKE it was that claimed victory in the bout, while also rising 25 points in 
recognition.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of WARDEN KINCHLOE who this 
week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 11 points below in the rankings.  I 
thought WARDEN KINCHLOE showed great skill and promise when he won victory over 
OOLONG.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Look no more for HUMBLE PIE in the arena 
or on the streets of SHADOWSPIRE.  His fate was sealed in the Dark Arena.  Inevitable 
for one at 13-16-1.  This week marked the last days of SISYPHUS who at 4-8-1 was 
dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of ANTHROPOS KRATOS' demanding 
management.  Perhaps even the strong cannot escape the vagaries of this world.  This 
week arena veteran CASSIOPEIA was slain, despite a 10-6-0 record.  Walk proud, 
warriors of DE'JA KREW!  By striking down MR. SHHH you have avenged the honor of your 
dead.  Your virtue is known to all in SHADOWSPIRE.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She 
showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember 
this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAULIN' OATS 1957            25  21  1   137       OTTO'S DINER (96)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VILMAR 2105                  17   9  1   112       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 GERTRUDE STEIN 2127          16   6  1   108       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-'71 MACH ONE 952             21  12  0   105       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 PSEUDO DRAGON 2014           15  20  1    97       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BEORDIN 1980                 22  18  0    95       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BLOODY JAKE 369              12  13  1    95       WAR MACHINE (26)
 MICKEY SLIM 2144             16   5  0    91       WICKED MARTYRS (148)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SON OF SEITAN 2180           11   6  2    88       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 OSIRUS 2016                  17  18  0    87       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-BRINDLE BADGER 2004          20   9  0    86       FURRY FURY (25)
 DJEREE THE DJERK 623         18  19  0    86       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 THE SEAMSTRESS 986           15  39  0    84       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DIRTY WHITE MOTHER 2145      13   8  1    84       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-BEAR NAKED 2052              14   9  1    83       FURRY FURY (25)
 SLIM CHANCE 2157             12   7  1    82       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 LOST LETTER 2188             12   4  0    77       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BAHBI 621                    14  23  1    75       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
-DEVOEAUX 2049                10  12  0    72       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 WARDEN KINCHLOE 82            8   5  0    70       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 AXEL VON SPIRE 2068          12  17  1    69       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MYKUL 1018                   12  13  0    69       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 POUDREUX 2187                10   6  0    69       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-CHAKOR 1840                  12  12  0    68       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 MCGREGOR 2013                14  21  1    67       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALIGULA 2233                 7   4  0    66       WARMASTERS (15)
 BLAGO GRUNGE 2089            19   8  0    65       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 THELONIUS 2174               12   5  0    62       WARMASTERS (15)
 LIZZIE 2118                  12   9  0    58       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 GERON 2139                    9  12  0    58       ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)
 HOMINID 2195                  8   6  0    57       THE COMMODORES (150)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIMBHULEE 1019               15  10  0    55       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 BLINK DOG 2066               12  18  1    55       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2132         12   9  1    55       ABOMINATION (146)
 AGRIPPA 2161                 11   8  1    55       WARMASTERS (15)
 APYKO 2136                   11  10  0    53       ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)
 JUIBLEX 2274                  4   0  0    52       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 KETOS 2138                    7  14  0    47       ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)
 SOME KINDA PATE 2224          5   8  0    47       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 MARBARITA 2146               10  11  0    45       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 BAD ROLL-UPS 2130            10  10  0    45       ABOMINATION (146)
 HADRIAN 2255                  5   2  0    45       WARMASTERS (15)
 LIME RICKEY 2147             10  11  1    43       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-DRY MOUTH MAX 2072            8  13  0    43       FURRY FURY (25)
 OOLONG 2258                   4   2  0    43       THE COMMODORES (150)
 DRUECKE SPACE 2252            6   1  0    41       THE COMMODORES (150)
 RING LARDNER 2183             9   8  0    40       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 TROG 466                      9  10  0    40       WAR MACHINE (26)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITUS 2250                    4   2  1    40       DE'JA KREW (153)
 OBAMACARE 2134                8  13  2    39       ABOMINATION (146)
 GNOMETRADAMUS 2225            8   3  0    39       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SKILORD 2186                  6  10  0    39       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BRONKO 560                    5   6  0    38       WAR MACHINE (26)
 29 PALMS 2156                 7  12  1    36       ABOMINATION (146)
 BOOGER STANG 78               4   9  0    34       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POLITELKOREKNES 2227          7   5  2    33       ABOMINATION (146)
-DOTAR SOJAT 2168              7   4  0    33       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 GROND 80                      6   7  1    33       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 RED CLAY CLOD 2197            7   7  0    32       THE COMMODORES (150)
 DEADMAN'S FLOAT 375           4   5  0    32       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 RECRUDESCENCE 81              7   5  0    31       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 HAVANA BLACK 561              5   6  0    31       WAR MACHINE (26)
 DR. CHUD 2206                 7   7  0    30       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 MR BRAIN SMASHER 2234         5   5  0    29       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 KONSTANTIN 2190               6  10  0    28       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MONOCEROS 2034                5   8  0    26       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-'69 GTX 1715                  4   3  0    26       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 DAVE LEBEIS 2237              7   2  0    25       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NERO 2257                     3   3  0    23       WARMASTERS (15)
 GUNNER 2249                   2   4  0    23       DE'JA KREW (153)
-MORDECAI MOUSE 2152           5   7  0    22       FURRY FURY (25)
 MR. SHHH 2245                 3   4  1    21       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DICKY TOURVILLE 2276          3   1  0    21       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DIRE PATIENCE 2232            4   7  1    20       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 WRECKLESS FURY 2267           3   2  0    20       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 NAGA 2281                     2   1  0    20       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 MILLER 467                    5   4  0    19       INEBRIATION (27)
 BROOSS 1287                   1   1  0    18       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 MAD SCIENTIST 2230            3   7  1    17       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 SIMO HAYHA 2261               3   3  0    17       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
-'69 GTO JUDGE 1772            2   0  0    17       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 SHAMINO 2285                  2   0  0    15       THE COMMODORES (150)
-LURKER 2263                   1   2  0    15       DEER LAKE BONEYARD (154)
 PAVIL 2270                    3   2  0    14       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 LUDWIG 2246                   2   4  0    13       DE'JA KREW (153)
 CREDITS 2280                  2   1  0    13       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 WHITT 2295                    1   0  0    13       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ALLEZLES KEUS 2256            3   3  0    12       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-ZEALOT 2264                   1   2  0    11       DEER LAKE BONEYARD (154)
 LEGIONE STELLA 2100           2   4  0    10       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 ARCHE 2283                    2   1  0     7       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-KITTY TANTRUM 2241            1   2  0     7       FURRY FURY (25)
 DERYN 2286                    1   0  1     6       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-CPT MURICA 2223               1   3  0     6       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-'69 CHARGER 2290              1   0  0     6       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
-'67 FIREBIRD 1773             1   1  0     6       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
-VEGATRON 2205                 0   6  0     6       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-SIEGE TANK 2262               1   2  0     5       DEER LAKE BONEYARD (154)
 PHOENIX 2282                  1   2  0     5       DE'JA KREW (153)
 KASIDIE 2278                  1   1  0     4       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-RINE 2265                     0   3  0     3       DEER LAKE BONEYARD (154)
 VICTUS 2271                   0   3  0     3       ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)
-ASTRI 2288                    0   1  0     1       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-TRASH 2284                    0   1  0     1       DEER LAKE BONEYARD (154)
 JOE GITS YEU 2293             0   1  0     1       DE'JA KREW (153)
 SOLON 2287                    0   1  0     1       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULFORD 2294                   0   1  0     1       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KHEIR 2137              9  8 1 ANTHROPOS KRATOS 147 BLINK DOG 2066        197  REVENGED
SISYPHUS 2216           4  9 1 ANTHROPOS KRATOS 147 SPYMASTER             201  NONE
FORCE O'ONE 2259        1  1 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    MAD SCIENTIST 2230    198  REVENGED
GUSTAV 2247             2  3 0 DE'JA KREW 153       MR. SHHH 2245         200  JUST REVENGED
SKYE ROSE 2248          1  2 0 DE'JA KREW 153       POLITELKOREKNES 2227  198   
DARK TEMPLAR 2266       1  1 0 DEER LAKE BONEYA 154 TITUS 2250            198   
DRUNKEN STUPOR 548      1  3 0 INEBRIATION 27       SHEWISH GIANT         201  NONE
FUSIBLE 2117           10  9 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     SON OF SEITAN 2180    197  REVENGED
HUMBLE PIE 2061        13 17 1 OTTO'S DINER 96      WURM KIN              201  NONE
CASSIOPEIA 2005        10  6 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   VILMAR 2105           201   
VALERIS 2289            0  2 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   DARK CHAMPION         201  NONE
CRAZY JAY 2292          0  1 0 WAR MACHINE 26       DERYN 2286            201   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yay for turn 200!  My team is horrible!  Yay!  (Noisemakers and confetti poppers
going off)

All -- I wonder if turn 200 brought back any long lost managers... -- Hombre

Anthro -- I'm not thrilled about it either, but there's a whole lot more of your type
so... -- Clod

It could have been a nice turn, but I'm very disappointed with Le Grele missing the
turn for a reason I can't fathom. -- LP

Phoenix -- A somewhat risky challenge, but I'll admit it:  you caught me flat-footed.
We'll have to try that again. -- Legion Stella

     Next time, wear arch supports.

Brindle Badger -- Wow.  Still smarting from that time I crushed you in under a
minute, huh?  I'll bet I can do it again.  If you don't avoid me, we can find out. --
Cassiopeia

Kasidie -- Not a great match for me, all things considered, but I DO appreciate the
skills! -- Astri

'69 Charger -- First, I'm surprised I got to tag you, given my stats and overview.
Second, you seem to be as fragile as I am.  Hey, maybe I'll run into you in the
upcoming night games? -- Valeris

Kimbhulee -- I need a better 'random matchup' strategy.  And and opponent who can
teach at least ONE skill!!  I mean, 11 FE vs 23 FE and NO skills??  You're worthless.
-- Monoceros

Vanek -- Thank you for noticing our arrival.  The balloons and pom-pom were a nice
touch.  However, Otto's Diner refused to honor your coupons for the free meal.  Some
of my fighters are outraged.  (Others are relieved.) -- Kid Arcane

Mordraith -- Keep drinking that goat milk.  It's probably good for you:  keeps your
hooves shiny.  And anyway, bad breath is the least of your problems now. -- Kid
Arcane

Shadowspire -- The styles of the top ten fighters = SIX lungers?  Doesn't anyone run
a decent Striker or Basher anymore? -- Havoc

Grape -- That 'secret trap door under the Dark Arena?'  My manager says it's next to
the can of striped paint.  You can't miss it. -- Valeris

It was great to see some old names pop back into Shadowspire last turn!  I wish
they'd stick around for more than a solitary turn! -- DeGotti

Mad Scientist -- That's more like it.  The win plus 4 skills! -- Gnometradamus

Thanks, Visionist and Vanek! -- DeGotti

Who was that Colorful Manager who wanted to so badly be part of Shadowspires 200th
turn that he/she actually wrote ads for our arena? -- DeGotti

Makes my heart feel good that you still remember us old-timers.  Still the most
popular after all of the turns away.  Thank You. -- Bahbi

Haulin' -- A shot at the throne for an old sub par warrior? -- Bahbi

With the Turf War winding down I may come back to Shadowspire and try to get a few
more warriors to the Isle. -- Otis

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visionist/Chris Caviness
Clan Longbeard DM 81

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HUMBLE PIE was butchered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SISYPHUS was killed by SPYMASTER in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
VALERIS was savagely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
DRUNKEN STUPOR was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena contest.
TITUS demolished MR. SHHH in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
GUNNER lost to POLITELKOREKNES in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.
MICKEY SLIM was overpowered by HAULIN' OATS in a 1 minute Challenge Title brawl.
DIRTY WHITE MOTHER was overpowered by GERTRUDE STEIN in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
DJEREE THE DJERK vanquished AXEL VON SPIRE in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
THE SEAMSTRESS slimly lost to BEORDIN in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
BLOODY JAKE handily defeated BAHBI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
CASSIOPEIA was murdered by VILMAR in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
WARDEN KINCHLOE devastated OOLONG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
BLINK DOG was bested by POUDREUX in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
HOMINID viciously subdued HADRIAN in a 3 minute gory Challenge conflict.
JUIBLEX vanquished RED CLAY CLOD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
THELONIUS vanquished LIME RICKEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
DRUECKE SPACE outwaited DR. CHUD in a unpopular 17 minute Challenge brawl.
CALIGULA overpowered BAD ROLL-UPS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
GNOMETRADAMUS beat MR BRAIN SMASHER in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
DAVE LEBEIS outlasted PAVIL in a unpopular 24 minute Challenge fight.
NERO devastated PHOENIX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
KASIDIE was defeated by LUDWIG in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
SHAMINO savagely defeated LEGIONE STELLA in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
PSEUDO DRAGON vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute mismatched fray.
SON OF SEITAN demolished MCGREGOR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
OSIRUS vanquished AGRIPPA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SLIM CHANCE vanquished KIMBHULEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LOST LETTER was demolished by PRAWN STAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MYKUL vanquished 29 PALMS in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
MARBARITA was overcome by GERON in a action packed 2 minute master's bout.
BLAGO GRUNGE narrowly defeated SOME KINDA PATE in a popular 5 minute gruesome fight.
LIZZIE handily defeated BRONKO in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
HUMAN CENTIPEDE savagely defeated TROG in a 2 minute brutal fight.
OBAMACARE was beaten by SKILORD in a 2 minute bout.
APYKO overcame RECRUDESCENCE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gruesome match.
KETOS overpowered MONOCEROS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BOOGER STANG savagely defeated MILLER in a exciting 3 minute gruesome struggle.
KONSTANTIN was overpowered by DEADMAN'S FLOAT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
RING LARDNER handily defeated DIRE PATIENCE in a 1 minute uneven match.
MAD SCIENTIST was overpowered by GROND in a 1 minute uneven bout.
WRECKLESS FURY was beaten by HAVANA BLACK in a 1 minute novice vs. master competition.
ALLEZLES KEUS was vanquished by NAGA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SIMO HAYHA demolished VICTUS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BROOSS bested ARCHE in a 3 minute gruesome amateur's match.
DICKY TOURVILLE overcame JOE GITS YEU in a 2 minute brutal amateur's fight.
CREDITS handily defeated SOLON in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
DERYN killed CRAZY JAY in a 2 minute novice's match.
ULFORD was demolished by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WHITT overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  19         AIMED BLOW        58 -  48 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         WALL OF STEEL     41 -  36 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         STRIKING ATTACK   55 -  50 -  3      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         SLASHING ATTACK   66 -  61 -  5      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         LUNGING ATTACK    72 -  67 -  4      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         TOTAL PARRY       50 -  54 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  29 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  23 -  3      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  34 -  0      29  |

Turn 201 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  8         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  4     TOTAL PARRY        5 -  7         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         6 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  9     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  6         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HAULIN' OATS 1957          25  21  1  137 OTTO'S DINER (96)
PARRY-STRIKE     VILMAR 2105                17   9  1  112 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
WALL OF STEEL    BEORDIN 1980               22  18  0   95 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
STRIKING ATTACK  SON OF SEITAN 2180         11   6  2   88 OTTO'S DINER (96)
AIMED BLOW       SLIM CHANCE 2157           12   7  1   82 SOME KINDA HATE (102)
TOTAL PARRY      POUDREUX 2187              10   6  0   69 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
SLASHING ATTACK  LIZZIE 2118                12   9  0   58 SOME KINDA HATE (102)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GNOMETRADAMUS 2225          8   3  0   39 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BAHBI 621.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
AXEL VON SPIRE 2068.  The ten other most popular fighters were APYKO 2136, BOOGER 
STANG 78, DRUNKEN STUPOR 548, GUNNER 2249, BEORDIN 1980, GERON 2139, SOME KINDA PATE 
2224, POLITELKOREKNES 2227, HOMINID 2195, and SHAMINO 2285.

The least popular fighter this week was DAVE LEBEIS 2237.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PAVIL 2270, DR. CHUD 2206, DRUECKE SPACE 2252, ULFORD 2294, 
CRAZY JAY 2292, SOLON 2287, JOE GITS YEU 2293, ALLEZLES KEUS 2256, DIRE PATIENCE 
2232, and KONSTANTIN 2190.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HAULIN' OATS (81-1957) OTTO'S DINER (96)

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

PRAWN STAR (81-2149) OTTO'S DINER (96)