DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/10/2017    Duedate: 05/23/2017

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-267

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZAYLA
CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
(81-2695) [15-6-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZAYLA                          POSITION IS EMPTY
CULT OF BACCHUS (4)            
(81-2695) [15-6-0,117]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JANNA                          VELOX DOCIS
PRAY THE GODS (155)            SEARCH THE SKY (136)
(81-2581) [17-16-1,89]         (81-2873) [1-2-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         48
2. CULT OF BACCHUS (4)         43      SHANGHAIED (161)
3. KILL EM ALL (173)           37      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE AGES (29)            32
5. WARBOW (170)                28      PENTIGONAL PINK (63)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SHANGHAIED (161)         120  90  6 57.1   1/ 9 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      10  3 1
 2/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      517 392 17 56.9   2/ 1 SHANGHAIED (161)          8  7 2
 3/ 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    698 588 19 54.3   3/ 6 WARBOW (170)              8  7 1
 4/ 4 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     231 202 10 53.3   4/ 3 INEBRIATION (27)          8  7 0
 5/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)         582 510 21 53.3   5/ 8 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 0
 6/ 6 OTTO'S DINER (96)        524 485 26 51.9   6/ 2 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      8  7 0
 7/ 7 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      533 505 21 51.3   7/ 7 KILL EM ALL (173)         8  7 0
 8/ 9 KILL EM ALL (173)         41  39  3 51.3   8/12 OTTO'S DINER (96)         7  3 0
 9/ 8 THE COMMODORES (150)     198 189  6 51.2   9/ 4 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      7  8 0
10/10 FURRY FURY (25)          436 441 21 49.7  10/ 5 THE COMMODORES (150)      7  8 0
11-12 THE MONSANTIS (112)      140 156 13 47.3  11/16 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       6  4 0
12/11 FROM THE LEFT (166)       26  29  1 47.3  12/13 FROM THE LEFT (166)       6  9 0
13/14 PRAY THE GODS (155)      121 147 11 45.1  13/10 PRAY THE GODS (155)       5  8 0
14/15 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   357 480 27 42.7  14/11 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    5 10 0
15/16 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     177 251  9 41.4  15/15 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     3  2 0
16/17 WARBOW (170)              38  57  2 40.0  16-14 THE MONSANTIS (112)       1  9 0
17/18 INEBRIATION (27)         157 239 13 39.6  17/18 FURRY FURY (25)           0  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18-19 DOOM BRIGADE (158)        37  64  2 36.6  18-19 DOOM BRIGADE (158)        0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

This is just a reminder to all participants in this arena that it is a no-tourney 
arena, and is therefore subject to the no-tourney rules.  The pledge all participants 
took when they entered this arena is as follows:

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                               NO-TOURNEY ARENA PLEDGE

    * I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a tournament, nor 
      will I use a tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
    * I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances 
      preclude my running less than a full team, I will notify the Player Committee.
    * I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
    * I understand that any warrior that participates in a tournament or receives 
      a tournament prize shall be sent to the Dark Arena until they are dead.

   ********************************************************************************

Best of luck in the arena!

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings subordinates!

Your Duelmistress Zayla is here and I am not off to the isle so you will enjoy my 
company for multiple turns!  Speaking of company, this woman has needs and it's 
difficult to find a man who is not intimidated by my success as a gladiator, I suppose 
that being the Duelmistress will make it even tougher?  Maybe once I retire I will 
become a madame and establish a "cat house" for all of us females in this city?

Enough talk about the future, let us talk about the past, as in last turn.  Fast 
Hack'em 9, I was surprised that you sent a challenge my way, I suppose Hombre thought 
since I challenged you the turn prior he'd return the favor?  Different turn, same 
result!  Sorry Fast Hack'em 9, I guess you couldn't hack it!

I don't have much time for you all this week as I learned some valuable skills from 
Fast Hack'em 9 that I want to try out in the training yard!

Until next turn!

                                          -- Zayla

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  CULT OF BACCHUS now holds the crown and they are betting they can 
keep it.  A stormcloud is brewing over the SEARCH THE SKY guildhouse.  Rumor says any 
more weeks like this ones 2-3-0 may send the team to the Dark Arena.  Coming up with 
a solid 4-1-1 outing, CULT OF BACCHUS has advanced 8 places in the rankings.  It 
looks like the guys(?) at CLAN LONGBEARD had a good week as they went 4-1-0 to put 
them in 11th place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch out for DEATH DOG, 
who flew up 26 points in the rankings after mashing GOTTERDAMMERUNG like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was SON OF 
BLAGGER, who dropped 21 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
BLOODLUST.  Well, everybody's pal ZAYLA moved hers record to 15-6-0 by defeating 
TRISTAN in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 12 recognition points.  An apple a 
day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid OTTO'S DINER, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does SHADOWSPIRE really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  
Well, unsling your rasberries, cause FROM THE LEFT beats feet every time OTTO'S DINER 
smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this CLARA D'ANDUZA you ask, with 91 
points and a 12-3-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  Challenging down 21 points 
was STAR STREAK.  Pretty soon she'll be using two shields and selling 'T.P.:  The 
only way to clean up' pins.  I just want to congratulate FERDOWSI on beating STAR 
STREAK.  He overcame his superior-ranked opponent and gained 22 points.  Congrats!  
Getting lots of flowers from sympathetic fans was HAMM, who was successfully 
challenged by FEAR MONGER who had a mere 26 points more than HAMM.  Definition of 
petty:  FEAR MONGER overcame HAMM, a mismatch of 26 points.  Can any one out there 
say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying CHOKE will do.  It challenged 29 points down to 
trash SRI PONNA.  Definition of petty:  CHOKE beat SRI PONNA, a mismatch of 29 
points.  Challenging down 16 points was SOCIAL JUSTICE.  Pretty soon he'll be using 
two shields and selling 'T.P.:  The only way to clean up' pins.  Here is a definition 
of happiness:  MIGHTY MIXON won victory over SOCIAL JUSTICE to go from 5 to 18 
recognition points.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, KNIFEFIST went 
after KROW, who was higher by 23 points.  Well, when the dust settled, KNIFEFIST was 
bested by KROW.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  It's not often when you see a 6-3-0 warrior like SAMMY 
LIGHTFOOT kick the bucket.  I wonder if THE COMMODORES will recover from the blow.  I 
have no doubt that WARBOW will be celebrating long and loud their warrior DEATH DOG's 
slaying of GOTTERDAMMERUNG on the sands.  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, 
THREE SHEETS was mashed by CLARA D'ANDUZA, who let THREE SHEETS know that killing 
members of DARQUE AGES is a no-no.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say 
both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the SHADOWSPIRE giving me the 'cut' sign (or is 
that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAYLA 2695                   15   6  0   117       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KROW 2504                    24  15  0   104       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 FAST HACK 'EM 9 2653         15  13  0   102       THE COMMODORES (150)
 STRABO 2689                  15   9  0   101       DARQUE AGES (29)
 OSIRUS 2016                  22  21  0    99       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 TRISTAN 2669                 12   9  1    92       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 CLARA D'ANDUZA 2780          12   3  0    91       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JANNA 2581                   17  16  1    89       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 MUTANT CAMEL 2678            15  11  0    84       THE COMMODORES (150)
 TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578         20  14  0    82       SHANGHAIED (161)
 STORMCLAW 2569               17  14  1    78       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-PLAN COLUMBIA 1612           18  21  1    76       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 HORRID 2659                  15  12  0    76       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 LUXLORD BLACK 2608           14  19  2    75       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 KNIFEFIST 2714                9  10  0    75       WARBOW (170)
 ECLIPSE 2565                 17  10  0    69       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 MISFORTUNE COOKIE 2783        9   5  0    68       OTTO'S DINER (96)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRACKISH 2782                 8   7  0    67       WICKED MARTYRS (148)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGON SCARRED 2644          16   7  0    66       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SHEM 2719                     9  11  2    66       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 BLYTHE 2829                   7   1  1    66       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SCHENDLE 2596                16  14  3    65       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 JET-BOOT JACK 2741           14   3  0    63       THE COMMODORES (150)
 BARSTOOL BRAD 2706           12  10  1    63       INEBRIATION (27)
 DEATH DOG 2849                5   1  1    61       WARBOW (170)
 STORMGIRL 2712                6  13  0    60       WARBOW (170)
 THYME LORD 2752               9   7  0    59       OTTO'S DINER (96)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AGENT ORANGE 2762             9   5  3    54       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 POWDER MONKEY 2683           13  10  1    53       SHANGHAIED (161)
 BLOODLUST 2769                6  10  2    51       KILL EM ALL (173)
 NEETA 2702                   10  11  0    49       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 PSYCHO STYX 2771              8   8  1    49       KILL EM ALL (173)
 ASPIRE 2B GREAT 2750          6  10  0    45       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 TOM COLLINS 2790              5   9  1    43       INEBRIATION (27)
 MELLOW JELLO 2784            11   3  0    42       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 DESTINY 2703                 10  12  0    42       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 SONNY CROQUETTE 2799          7   4  0    40       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-SILENT SPRING 2825            4   3  0    40       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 PAVIL 2270                    8   5  0    39       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ORLANDO 2688                  8   9  0    37       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PLUG-IN CAR 2588              8   3  0    36       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 CELESTIO 2801                 5   6  0    35       SEARCH THE SKY (136)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHOKE 2767                    8   8  0    33       KILL EM ALL (173)
 HALFBUCK 2710                 7  12  0    33       WARBOW (170)
 MALAKAI 2768                  8   8  0    32       KILL EM ALL (173)
 FEAR MONGER 2590              5   5  0    30       FROM THE LEFT (166)
-VIDHI 2840                    3   2  1    30       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 WYRM CRUSHER 2814             3   3  0    28       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SON OF BLAGGER 2793           7   5  0    27       THE COMMODORES (150)
 FERDOWSI 2867                 2   1  0    27       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SUBPAR SUE 2812               6   5  0    26       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-TIGERLILY 2614                3   3  0    26       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 STARSMILE 2731                4  13  0    25       WARBOW (170)
 QUICK FINGERS 2837            5   3  0    24       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALPACA SWEATER 2585           6   5  0    23       FROM THE LEFT (166)
-TOMORROWLAND 2841             5   2  0    23       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-ANDROMEDA 2605                3   4  0    23       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 THREE SHEETS 2869             2   1  1    23       SHANGHAIED (161)
-RAVENSTRIKE 2604              4   4  0    22       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
-HARE DOWNER 2843              3   0  0    21       FURRY FURY (25)
 PALE AL 2839                  2   6  0    19       INEBRIATION (27)
 SIR RACHA 2853                3   1  0    18       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 MIGHTY MIXON 2870             2   0  0    18       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 VELOX DOCIS 2873              1   2  0    18       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 RED DOG 2878                  2   0  0    17       INEBRIATION (27)
 WHING 2890                    1   0  0    15       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 NO-TEETH KEITH 2852           3   3  1    13       SHANGHAIED (161)
 SOCIAL JUSTICE 2626           3   4  0    13       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 PROTEST FOR HIRE 2597         2   7  0    13       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 ZURRAY 2892                   1   0  0    13       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 GRIM TICKLES 2838             2   6  0    12       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 SLAYCIA 2850                  1   5  1     9       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOK FOLDTEETH 2866           2   2  0     8       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 STAR STREAK 2872              2   1  0     7       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 FERRO CHAOS 2884              1   1  0     6       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 HAMM 2879                     0   2  0     2       INEBRIATION (27)
 SRI PONNA 2874                0   2  0     2       DARQUE AGES (29)
 TARLEE 2891                   0   1  0     1       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BUCKTOOTH RUTH 2893           0   1  0     1       SHANGHAIED (161)
-MEATCAKE 2686                 0   1  0     1       DOOM BRIGADE (158)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LITTLE HAMMER 2792      4  6 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 VIDHI 2840            263  NOT REVENGED
COMGALL 2868            0  1 0 DARQUE AGES 29       THREE SHEETS 2869     265  JUST REVENGED
LUIPADA 2721           11  6 2 DARQUE AGES 29       SHEM 2719             264  JUST REVENGED
PETRUS RIGA 2786        7  3 0 DARQUE AGES 29       AGENT ORANGE 2762     263  REVENGED
VANDAL SERF 2894        0  1 0 DARQUE AGES 29       BLACK ORC             267  NONE
MUDX 2895               0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        BANDIT PRINCE         267  NONE
MUDY 2896               0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        BANDIT PRINCE         267  NONE
MUDZ 2897               0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        SHEWISH GIANT         267  NONE
GOTTERDAMMERUNG 2787   11  3 0 KILL EM ALL 173      DEATH DOG 2849        267   
MALLEOS PRIMUS 2764     6  6 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   POWDER MONKEY 2683    264  REVENGED
STELLA MORTEM 2864      1  1 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   NO-TEETH KEITH 2852   265  REVENGED
DAVY BONES 2842         2  2 0 SHANGHAIED 161       LUXLORD BLACK 2608    263  JUST REVENGED
SAMMY LIGHTFOOT 2834    6  3 0 THE COMMODORES 150   BLYTHE 2829           267   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Celestio -- I am truly disgusted by that... -- Choke

Master Darque -- Did yoosh shay you was gonna take advantage of me?  Sorry...but I'z 
prefer women. -- Three Sheets

Kid Arcane -- I categorically deny any involvement in the disappearance of local 
vagrants and immigrants straggling home from their local pubs.  Any similarities in 
the appearance of members of my crew and the missing persons is mere coincidence. -- 
BlackHart

Havoc -- Well done on the blood feuds! -- BlackHart

Zayla -- Congrats on the throne!  My your reign be long, or at least until I can get 
up there and knock your butt off. -- BlackHart

DeGotti -- How did Krow manage to miss a turn when the rest of the team fought? -- 
BlackHart

Clan Longbeard -- Welcome back!  May your beards grow long, but not so long that you 
trip over them on the sands. -- BlackHart

Eclipse -- Boring.  Next time will be different.  I've got new, more powerful, powder 
now! -- Powder Monkey

Ferdowssseee -- Alcohol!  The great equalisher! -- Three Sheets

Luxlord Black -- That was 3 losses.  Expect as many more as I can before your sorry 
butt leaves this isle...hopefully in a body bag. -- BlackHart

Velox Docis -- (shrugs) -- No-Teeth Keith

Clara D'Anduza -- Um...ouch!  Who knew you could pack such a whallop in them skinny 
arms? -- Two-Ton Timmons

All -- Somehow Ravenstrike from Doom Brigade fought in my place last turn! I blame 
shenanigans made by the commission! -- Krow

Havoc -- Maybe 0-5's are the norm for your stable and you are used to them, but they 
are unacceptable to mine and therefore will not be tolerated! -- DeGotti

Destiny -- Does the magic 8-ball say a night fight is in your near future, when you 
shake it? -- Blythe

Subpar Sue -- You certainly are not Subpar in the CN department! -- Slaycia

Powder Monkey -- Lightened up on the armor considerably, didn't you?  Anticipating a 
dull fight?  Hey, I coulda gone twice as long! -- Eclipse

No-Teeth Keith -- That was brutal, but innately satisfying.  A bloodfeud avenged is 
sweetness and light. -- Velox Docis

Choke -- You sure did. -- Celestio

Sri Ponna -- I think that was a lucky win, but I'll take it! -- Star Streak

Mighty Mixon -- Had I know what I was dealing with, I think I could've taken you.  
Next time I'll be better prepared. -- Ferro Chaos

Master Darque -- I'm glad you enjoy these littel vignettes. -- Kid Arcane

Gotterdammerung -- The inhaler isn't mine; it must have been from the fight before. -- 
Celestio

Shanghaied -- We won both bloodfeuds; we don't plan on pushing it further... probably. 
-- Kid Arcane

Misfortunate Cookie -- Nut shot FTW! -- Janna

Asspire 2B Great -- Vidhi will fix your wagon. -- Neeta

Knifefist -- Allllrighty then.  You go first! -- Schendle

Strabo -- Keep 'em coming.  Enjoying the chance to experiment to try to beat you.  
Also enjoying the chance to up the "If challenged" KD! -- Shem 
P.S. Still TOTALLY worth it to have killed Loopy.  
P.P.S. How about a skill next time?  Throw me a bone.

* Yawn * * Stretch *  Nothing like a little R&R to recharge the batteries.  A chance 
to tan, tone and take up a book.  Next turn, I start looking around for anyone who is 
asspiring 2B beaten like a drum. -- Vidhi

Den -- Your taunt was.... how shall I put this, er, delicately... weak.  An 
afterthought.  An also ran.  Half hearted.  Pusillanimous. A soppy, milquetoast 
composition entirely reflective of its originator.  I expected nothing more. -- Vlad

Vlad -- Well, for 266 turns nobody had done it, but finally you come along and crap 
all over the fabric of Shadowspire.  Just like your brother Harry Reid you deployed 
the nuclear option and intentionally sat a warrior to avoid a bloodfeud, which is 
against the rules of the arena.  Don't worry, nothing will happen to you, the rest of 
these jellyfish will simply nod and continue walking by.  You are indeed a pile of 
garbage with naught a shred of integrity found in that flimsy little body.  So, I will 
be fighting my warriors in the coming tourney, if one rule can be broken without 
consequence, then I see no problem with breaking the others without consequence.  
Shadowspire was a different arena, but thanks to the one that smells like fish, it is 
no longer.  Nicely done loser. -- Den

Darque -- Don't worry about why I am so quiet.  If I wanted you to know, I would diplo 
you a long explanation.  But I didn't, did I?  Thus, it is not for you to know. -- Den

Blackhart -- I'm just biding my time.  No worries. -- Luxlord Black

DeGotti -- Don't talk to Thok, as he will fold your teeth back.  I'm guessing you 
don't want that, do you? -- Den

Weirdo -- I am sure you also laugh by tickling your own feet you freak of freaks. -- 
Den

Plan Columbia -- Well fought, I needed the practice to knock the rust off. -- Osirus

Ravenstrike -- Keep working on that hobby. -- Pavel

All -- It is good to be back in Shadowspire -- Visionist and the Clan Longbeard

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VANDAL SERF was butchered by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MUDY was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
MUDZ was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MUDX was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
STRABO savagely defeated SHEM in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Bloodfeud match.
TWO-TON TIMMONS unbelievably bested LUXLORD BLACK in a 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.
CLARA D'ANDUZA overcame THREE SHEETS in a 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.
MUTANT CAMEL unbelievably bested HORRID in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
KNIFEFIST was vanquished by KROW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
STORMCLAW beat BRACKISH in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
FAST HACK 'EM 9 overpowered BLOODY MARIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
STORMGIRL was subdued by ECLIPSE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge competition.
BLYTHE butchered SAMMY LIGHTFOOT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
DEATH DOG killed GOTTERDAMMERUNG in a 4 minute Challenge conflict.
ASPIRE 2B GREAT was viciously subdued by SCHENDLE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
STAR STREAK was devastated by FERDOWSI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
FEAR MONGER overpowered HAMM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
CHOKE devastated SRI PONNA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TOM COLLINS demolished ALPACA SWEATER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SONNY CROQUETTE defeated HALFBUCK in a 4 minute Challenge conflict.
SLAYCIA was devastated by PALE AL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SOCIAL JUSTICE was defeated by MIGHTY MIXON in a 5 minute brutal Challenge duel.
STARSMILE luckily beat GRIM TICKLES in a 3 minute Challenge fray.
THOK FOLDTEETH lost to SIR RACHA in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge fray.
VELOX DOCIS was luckily beaten by SUBPAR SUE in a 6 minute Challenge match.
ZAYLA overpowered TRISTAN in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
BARSTOOL BRAD was overpowered by OSIRUS in a exciting 2 minute gruesome uneven match.
JANNA overcame MISFORTUNE COOKIE in a action packed 1 minute bout.
DRAGON SCARRED narrowly defeated MELLOW JELLO in a dull 20 minute brutal competition.
POWDER MONKEY was savagely defeated by JET-BOOT JACK in a 8 minute gruesome fight.
DESTINY was outwaited by PAVIL in a 7 minute fight.
NEETA overpowered QUICK FINGERS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
THYME LORD overpowered MALAKAI in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
ORLANDO was savagely defeated by PSYCHO STYX in a 1 minute gruesome contest.
SON OF BLAGGER was overpowered by BLOODLUST in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
CELESTIO was demolished by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
WYRM CRUSHER overcame PROTEST FOR HIRE in a 2 minute fight.
PLUG-IN CAR demolished NO-TEETH KEITH in a 1 minute mismatched match.
RED DOG subdued TARLEE in a 2 minute novice's duel.
FERRO CHAOS beat BUCKTOOTH RUTH in a 3 minute novice's duel.
ZURRAY handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WHING vanquished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         TOTAL PARRY       66 -  46 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-RIPOSTE     26 -  22 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         AIMED BLOW        44 -  40 -  2      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         BASHING ATTACK    68 -  71 -  6      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  30 -  2      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  62 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  25 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE       25 -  37 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  42 -  0      38  |

Turn 267 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      4 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     7 -  6     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              AIMED BLOW         1 -  7         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ZAYLA 2695                 15   6  0  117 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
WALL OF STEEL    KROW 2504                  24  15  0  104 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
PARRY-LUNGE      STRABO 2689                15   9  0  101 DARQUE AGES (29)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    OSIRUS 2016                22  21  0   99 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
AIMED BLOW       TRISTAN 2669               12   9  1   92 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
LUNGING ATTACK   JANNA 2581                 17  16  1   89 PRAY THE GODS (155)
TOTAL PARRY      MUTANT CAMEL 2678          15  11  0   84 THE COMMODORES (150)
PARRY-STRIKE     BRACKISH 2782               8   7  0   67 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
BASHING ATTACK   BLYTHE 2829                 7   1  1   66 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 
VELOX DOCIS 2873.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUXLORD BLACK 2608, 
STRABO 2689, HORRID 2659, STORMGIRL 2712, SCHENDLE 2596, OSIRUS 2016, GRIM TICKLES 
2838, JET-BOOT JACK 2741, DESTINY 2703, and TARLEE 2891.

The least popular fighter this week was MELLOW JELLO 2784.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DRAGON SCARRED 2644, GOTTERDAMMERUNG 2787, PAVIL 2270, THREE 
SHEETS 2869, NO-TEETH KEITH 2852, CELESTIO 2801, SON OF BLAGGER 2793, ORLANDO 2688, 
MALAKAI 2768, and QUICK FINGERS 2837.

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

BLOODY MARIA (81-2536) WICKED MARTYRS (148)

                     PAYMENTS BY CHECK AND MONEY ORDER -- CHANGE

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US bank (Chase, Citigroup, etc.) or pay via credit card.  

  Armsilbar liked being Master of the Stronghold Academy, all except for one part.

He had to talk to Sheila Greywand at least once a week, usually oftener.  She was 
getting more erratic.  More chaotic.  That would be the effect of the Grey Wand.  It 
was a powerful chaotic artifact, and she kept it with her always.  She had turned his 
predecessor into a frog--or 164 frogs--and then summoned all the members of the 
Academy to a frog-leg dinner.  That had been, ah, bad.  Yes, very bad.
     But here he was entering her chambers.  With, well, it couldn't be called GOOD 
news.  And the look she turned on him--she was in an orcish mood today, all scowling 
black brows and bared fangs--that made him nervous.  But some things had to be done.  
He cleared his throat, which seemed to have a frog in it, and said, "It's about the 
next tourney prize, Lady.  I know it's more than two months away, but this isn't too 
soon to start thinking of some new, exciting prize--"
     "I have no intention of thinking about 'new, exciting prizes'," she snapped.  Or 
was that a snarl?  "These managers are getting above themselves.  They act like I 
created the arena system for their amusement!  There will be one standard prize for 
all the tourneys.  Just one."
     He had a horrible vision of all the managers walking out in a mass.  Perhaps it 
wouldn't be that bad, but it wouldn't be good.  And if he said the wrong thing, well, 
the next frog-leg dinner might be him. "Er, ah, perhaps a specific prize for each 
tourney--a spring prize, a summer prize, and so on?  The managers expect--"
     She exploded.  A literal explosion, the force of the blast blew his hair off.  
She said several things in an obsolete dialect of orcish.  He stepped backward, then 
again.  The blast had blown the door open behind him.  If he could make it out before 
something else happened--
     "Ribbit!  Ribbit!"