DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 08/22/2015    Duedate: 09/04/2015

DARKHOLM ARENA

DM 104    TURN 669

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 WIDER IS BE 21/1369  496  193   4 72.0      THE HOLY LEGION 10/490
  2 WASTELAND II 7/500  3765 2714  16 58.1    5 HIGHLANDERS 42/1341  640  803  10 44.4
    NEGATIVE CASH FLOW 82/1197                6 JOHNS 5/927         1560 2807  27 35.7
  3 BRUTAL LEGIO 7/1335   83   95   0 46.6      ARROGANCE 18/732
    LEGION OF LEGEND 62/1305                    THE LADY'S LIST 6/917
  4 OBSIDIAN HA 33/1370   48   56   0 46.2

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                      Reflections by the Keeper of the Runeblade

Hi!

Well, I didn't fight Crack is Cheap last time.  It was Zakau -- again!  He seems like 
a nice man and I'm very tired of hurting him.

I should write something profound, or something of vital interest to the fighters and 
managers here in Darkholm.  All right... I recently learned that the women's shower 
has a peephole into the men's shower.  We're watching you guys.  And we hang a picture 
over it when one of us is showering.

Profound... hmm.  I got nothing.

                                          -- Tolais Deepheart

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Hullo!

Malic here, of course.  I'm too reliable, really.  Where's the fun in that?

Speaking of fun, we saw eight fights today, and there were NO stand-ins. What a 
relief, those guys are scary!  I'm wondering if every fight today had something 
remarkable about it.  Let's see...

E AHO LAULA (21-4224) (81-45-0,221) of WIDER IS BETTER challenged TOLAIS DEEPHEART 
(42-1620) (172-165-0,254) of HIGHLANDERS.  E AHO LAULA viciously subdued TOLAIS 
DEEPHEART in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.  So!  Mr. Laula wanted the title, and 
he got it!  Which means this will be Ms. Deepheart's last column for a while.  E Aho 
Laula is our top-ranked Lunger, while Tolais Deepheart is top Wall of Steel.

RYANATOR (33-3462) (42-37-0,193) of OBSIDIAN HALL challenged PHILTHRY (42-2079) (67-
59-0,193) of HIGHLANDERS.  RYANATOR subdued PHILTHRY in a 2 minute brutal Challenge 
melee.  Oddly, Ryanator isn't a stylemaster, but Phil is top Parry-Striker.

ZAKAU (5-4623) (82-92-0,193) of JOHNS fought CRACK IS CHEAP (82-18422) (84-100-0,200) 
of NEGATIVE CASH FLOW.  ZAKAU savagely defeated CRACK IS CHEAP in a crowd pleasing 3 
minute bloody duel.  Zakau is this turn's favorite, while Mr. Cheap is overall 
popularity leader.

ZEUS (62-4010) (58-41-0,193) of LEGION OF LEGEND fought GLAMDRING (33-2328) (44-30-
1,205) of OBSIDIAN HALL.  ZEUS was overpowered by GLAMDRING in a 3 minute bloody one-
sided fight.  Glamdring is our premier Total Parry.

MIKEL (6-6190) (68-72-3,186) of THE LADY'S LIST fought DIGITALIS (33-6862) (27-28-
1,151) of OBSIDIAN HALL.  MIKEL devastated DIGITALIS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-
sided duel.  As he often is, Mikel is top Slasher. Digitalis (as always) is highest 
rated Parry-Riposte.  It's a rare style these days.  He was voted least popular 
fighter this turn, as well.

STING (10-429) (33-30-2,201) of THE HOLY LEGION fought PELIS THE TRUE (42-3469) (59-
91-1,160) of HIGHLANDERS.  STING beat PELIS THE TRUE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute 
brawl.  Sting is the arena's best singer.

ASSUR (18-7821) (79-132-2,180) of ARROGANCE fought FATALITY (7-5820) (49-48-0,137) of 
BRUTAL LEGION.  ASSUR savagely defeated FATALITY in an action packed 1 minute gruesome 
melee.  Assur, our top-ranked Basher, defeated Fatality, the top-rated Striker.  
That's unusual.

MAN-MOUNTAIN (7-3853) (23-20-1,51) of WASTELAND II fought JHAARAN (10-2017) (20-14-
1,44) of THE HOLY LEGION.  MAN-MOUNTAIN viciously subdued JHAARAN in a popular 2 
minute gruesome duel.  Hmm.  Man-mountain did win an eating contest at the harvest 
festival.

I was right!  There was something remarkable in every fight.  And that, my friends, is 
a wrap.  Cheerio!

                                          -- Malic of Talcama

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 E AHO LAULA 21-4224          82  45     233  WIDER IS BETTER (1369)     SUNSET

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GLAMDRING 33-2328            45  30  1  223  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620    172 166     207  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 ZAKAU 5-4623                 83  92     205  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 RYANATOR 33-3462             43  37     203  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 STING 10-429                 34  30  2  203  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 CRACK IS CHEAP 82-18422      84 101     192  NEGATIVE CASH FLOW (1197)  DWES EG
 PHILTHRY 42-2079             67  60     191  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 ZEUS 62-4010                 58  42     189  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS
 MIKEL 6-6190                 69  72  3  188  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 ASSUR 18-7821                80 132  2  182  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469       59  92  1  167  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DIGITALIS 33-6862            27  29  1  150  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 FATALITY 7-5820              49  49     143  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MAN-MOUNTAIN 7-3853          24  20  1   60  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR
-BRUNHYLDA 33-8082            25  13  1   59  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 JHAARAN 10-2017              20  15  1   43  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Zakau -- This is monotonous!  And you've GOT to toughen up.  I mean, your skills are 
great, and you're fast as a snake, but you can't take the hits.  You'd be a lot more 
fun if you could last longer. -- Tolais Deepheart

Glamdring -- *sigh* -- Philthry

Fatality -- Whoa!  That was a surprise.  And I really think you ought to toughen up 
that... sensitive area.  Wear steel shorts or something. -- Pelis the True

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

E AHO LAULA viciously subdued TOLAIS DEEPHEART in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
RYANATOR subdued PHILTHRY in a 2 minute brutal Challenge melee.
ZAKAU savagely defeated CRACK IS CHEAP in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody duel.
ZEUS was overpowered by GLAMDRING in a 3 minute bloody one-sided fight.
MIKEL devastated DIGITALIS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
STING beat PELIS THE TRUE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
ASSUR savagely defeated FATALITY in a action packed 1 minute gruesome melee.
MAN-MOUNTAIN viciously subdued JHAARAN in a popular 2 minute gruesome duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  20 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 669 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   E AHO LAULA 21-4224        82  45  0  233 WIDER IS BETTER (1369)
TOTAL PARRY      GLAMDRING 33-2328          45  30  1  223 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
WALL OF STEEL    TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620  172 166  0  207 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
PARRY-STRIKE     PHILTHRY 42-2079           67  60  0  191 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIKEL 6-6190               69  72  3  188 THE LADY'S LIST (917)
BASHING ATTACK   ASSUR 18-7821              80 132  2  182 ARROGANCE (732)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DIGITALIS 33-6862          27  29  1  150 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
STRIKING ATTACK  FATALITY 7-5820            49  49  0  143 BRUTAL LEGION (1335)

The overall popularity leader is CRACK IS CHEAP 82-18422.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was ZAKAU 5-4623.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAN-MOUNTAIN 
7-3853, E AHO LAULA 21-4224, TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620, PHILTHRY 42-2079, STING 
10-429, RYANATOR 33-3462, GLAMDRING 33-2328, ASSUR 18-7821, CRACK IS CHEAP 82-18422, 
and MIKEL 6-6190.

The least popular fighter this week was DIGITALIS 33-6862.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZEUS 62-4010, FATALITY 7-5820, JHAARAN 10-2017, PELIS THE TRUE 
42-3469, MIKEL 6-6190, CRACK IS CHEAP 82-18422, ASSUR 18-7821, GLAMDRING 33-2328, 
RYANATOR 33-3462, and STING 10-429.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
KALTOS(5)            1  0 0  TALCAMA(18)          1  0 0  RODEKI(42)           0  3 0  
TRANSEL(6)           1  0 0  SUNSET(21)           1  0 0  VALAMANTIS(62)       0  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   2  1 0  DWES EG(82)          0  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           1  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZAKAU 5-4623                83  92  0  205  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 MIKEL 6-6190                69  72  3  188  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 FATALITY 7-5820             49  49  0  143  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 STING 10-429                34  30  2  203  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 ASSUR 18-7821               80 132  2  182  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 E AHO LAULA 21-4224         82  45  0  233  WIDER IS BETTER (1369)     SUNSET
 GLAMDRING 33-2328           45  30  1  223  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620   172 166  0  207  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 ZEUS 62-4010                58  42  0  189  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS
 CRACK IS CHEAP 82-18422     84 101  0  192  NEGATIVE CASH FLOW (1197)  DWES EG