DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 02/06/2017    Duedate: 02/18/2017

DARKHOLM ARENA

DM 104    TURN 704

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 WASTELAND II 7/500  3777 2738  16 58.0    4 BRUTAL LEGIO 7/1335  124  149   0 45.4
  2 DEAD LEGEND 21/1385    3    3   0 50.0      BLOODY LEGION 96/1276
  3 OBSIDIAN HA 33/1370   89   99   1 47.3      LEGION OF LEGEND 62/1305
    SPECTRAL STEEL 47/1386                    5 HIGHLANDERS 42/1341  682  847  10 44.6
    CRESCENT SHIELD 82/1388                   6 ARROGANCE 18/732    1601 2842  27 36.0
    BLOODHAMMER CLAN 82/1387                    THE LADY'S LIST 6/917
    MYTHICAL KNIGHTS 60/1384                  7 OINGO BOINGO 6/1389    0    1   0  0.0
    GRIZZLED VETERANS 40/1378

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Hullo there!
     I'm tickled to see all of your smiling... well, all of your faces today. We had a 
TV challenge in Darkholm!  Woo hoo!  And it was the Keeper of the Runeblade, Wyvern, 
that writer of great columns.  WYVERN (33-2457) (43-45-0,245) of OBSIDIAN HALL TV 
challenged ASSUR (18-7821) (102-144-2,223) of ARROGANCE.  WYVERN was devastated by 
ASSUR in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.  All right.  *sigh*  I hope we 
get a column out of Assur, maybe?  Anyway, Assur is once again our top Basher.
     PHILTHRY (42-2079) (83-78-0,184) of HIGHLANDERS fought DIGITALIS (33-6862) (36-
41-1,190) of OBSIDIAN HALL.  PHILTHRY slimly won victory over DIGITALIS in a popular 7 
minute gruesome match.  Digitalis was voted this turn's favorite, while also hanging 
onto the title of top Parry-Riposte.
     ZEUS (62-4010) (74-60-0,196) of LEGION OF LEGEND fought SHADOWMANE (104-28) (0-0-
0,200) of  .  ZEUS was viciously subdued by SHADOWMANE in a popular 3 minute gory 
contest.  Some of those old DA veterans are extremely dangerous.  Despite losing, Zeus 
is our top Wall of Steel.
     GLAMDRING (33-2328) (55-43-1,196) of OBSIDIAN HALL fought MIKEL (6-6190) (82-93-
3,179) of THE LADY'S LIST.  GLAMDRING was savagely defeated by MIKEL in a crowd 
pleasing 3 minute competition.  Glamdring is top TP, and Mikel is top Slasher.
     WARDRA (82-56471) (25-10-1,176) of BLOODHAMMER CLAN fought FATALITY (7-5820) (58-
74-0,122) of BRUTAL LEGION.  WARDRA defeated FATALITY in an exciting 1 minute 
struggle.  Wardra is top Lunger, Fatality is top Striker.
     PELIS THE TRUE (42-3469) (70-115-1,155) of HIGHLANDERS fought MAN-MOUNTAIN (7-
3853) (36-42-1,164) of WASTELAND II.  PELIS THE TRUE viciously subdued MAN-MOUNTAIN in 
a popular 2 minute competition.  But neither of those fine fellows is a stylemaster 
this turn.
     ASSASSIN (96-1802) (27-17-4,94) of BLOODY LEGION fought CROW HELM (82-56829) (18-
5-0,40) of CRESCENT SHIELD.  ASSASSIN vanquished CROW HELM in a 1 minute uneven duel.  
Of course, Assassin is our top Aimed Blow. Crow Helm didn't make the style list this 
time.
     AELFWINE (82-23244) (14-6-0,46) of BLOODHAMMER CLAN fought DRUNKEN FISHERMAN 
(104-1) (20-20-0,50) of  .  AELFWINE won victory over DRUNKEN FISHERMAN in an action 
packed 3 minute fight.  The stand-ins are chosen for their toughness and aggression, 
so that was a good fight, if you like seeing bloodshed, which I actually do not.
     SIR LUCAN (60-9077) (16-10-0,39) of MYTHICAL KNIGHTS fought PAC-MAN (21-8191) 
(26-24-1,60) of DEAD LEGENDS.  SIR LUCAN lost to PAC-MAN in a popular 3 minute brutal 
fight.  No stylemasters here, and indeed it was brutal.
     SIR YVAIN (60-9076) (16-7-2,54) of MYTHICAL KNIGHTS fought BOOKIE'S GUARD (104-5) 
(35-18-0,75) of  .  SIR YVAIN viciously subdued BOOKIE'S GUARD in a popular 2 minute 
brutal bout.  Well done.  I couldn't watch, even though I have twice been menaced by 
that guard.
     KYLROI (40-4534) (21-3-0,79) of GRIZZLED VETERANS fought WINNING SIDE (6-4276) 
(16-5-1,54) of OINGO BOINGO.  KYLROI demolished WINNING SIDE in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute mismatched competition.  I like the short ones.
     So out of eleven fights -- did I count right? -- there were just four that 
involved stand-ins, which means eighteen of you gladiators took part.  Well done!  
You're all brave fellows.  Crazy, but brave.      
     And that's it for this time.  Cheerio!

                                               -- Malic of Talcama 

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ASSUR 18-7821               103 144  2  236  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MIKEL 6-6190                 83  93  3  202  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 PHILTHRY 42-2079             84  78  0  195  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 ZEUS 62-4010                 74  61  0  193  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS
 WYVERN 33-2457               43  46  0  193  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 DIGITALIS 33-6862            36  42  1  187  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 GLAMDRING 33-2328            55  44  1  183  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WARDRA 82-56471              26  10  1  178  BLOODHAMMER CLAN (1387)    DWES EG
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469       71 115  1  168  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 MAN-MOUNTAIN 7-3853          36  43  1  155  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FATALITY 7-5820              58  75  0  135  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ASSASSIN 96-1802             28  17  4   97  BLOODY LEGION (1276)       OLD VALAMANTIS

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KYLROI 40-4534               22   3  0   90  GRIZZLED VETERANS (1378)   ZENSU
 SIR YVAIN 60-9076            17   7  2   82  MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)    ARADI
-BATTLE BANSHEE 47-7979       10   8  1   73  SPECTRAL STEEL (1386)      NORTH FORK
-BRUNHYLDA 33-8082            27  18  1   71  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 PAC-MAN 21-8191              27  24  1   66  DEAD LEGENDS (1385)        SUNSET
 AELFWINE 82-23244            15   6  0   56  BLOODHAMMER CLAN (1387)    DWES EG
 WINNING SIDE 6-4276          16   6  1   55  OINGO BOINGO (1389)        TRANSEL
-SIR TRISTAN 60-9075          14   8  0   50  MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)    ARADI
 CROW HELM 82-56829           18   6  0   47  CRESCENT SHIELD (1388)     DWES EG
 SIR LUCAN 60-9077            16  11  0   41  MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)    ARADI

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Man-Mountain -- Well, that surprised me about as much as it probably did you.  Good 
fight, though. -- Philthry

Fatality -- How on Ghea did I do that?  I guess you were having a bad day. -- Pelis 
the True

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WYVERN was devastated by ASSUR in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
PHILTHRY slimly won victory over DIGITALIS in a popular 7 minute gruesome match.
ZEUS was viciously subdued by SHADOWMANE in a popular 3 minute gory contest.
GLAMDRING was savagely defeated by MIKEL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute competition.
WARDRA defeated FATALITY in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
PELIS THE TRUE viciously subdued MAN-MOUNTAIN in a popular 2 minute competition.
ASSASSIN vanquished CROW HELM in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AELFWINE won victory over DRUNKEN FISHERMAN in a action packed 3 minute fight.
SIR LUCAN lost to PAC-MAN in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
SIR YVAIN viciously subdued BOOKIE'S GUARD in a popular 2 minute brutal bout.
KYLROI demolished WINNING SIDE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  17 -  0      51  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 704 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       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   ASSUR 18-7821             103 144  2  236 ARROGANCE (732)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIKEL 6-6190               83  93  3  202 THE LADY'S LIST (917)
PARRY-STRIKE     PHILTHRY 42-2079           84  78  0  195 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
WALL OF STEEL    ZEUS 62-4010               74  61  0  193 LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DIGITALIS 33-6862          36  42  1  187 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
TOTAL PARRY      GLAMDRING 33-2328          55  44  1  183 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
LUNGING ATTACK   WARDRA 82--9065            26  10  1  178 BLOODHAMMER CLAN (1387)
STRIKING ATTACK  FATALITY 7-5820            58  75  0  135 BRUTAL LEGION (1335)
AIMED BLOW       ASSASSIN 96-1802           28  17  4   97 BLOODY LEGION (1276)

The overall popularity leader is PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was DIGITALIS 33-6862.  The ten other most popular fighters were PAC-MAN 
21-8191, MIKEL 6-6190, ASSUR 18-7821, PHILTHRY 42-2079, PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469, 
AELFWINE 82-23244, SIR YVAIN 60-9076, WYVERN 33-2457, WARDRA 82--9065, and KYLROI 
40-4534.

The least popular fighter this week was WINNING SIDE 6-4276.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CROW HELM 82--8707, ASSASSIN 96-1802, FATALITY 7-5820, 
GLAMDRING 33-2328, ZEUS 62-4010, SIR LUCAN 60-9077, MAN-MOUNTAIN 7-3853, KYLROI 
40-4534, WARDRA 82--9065, and WYVERN 33-2457.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TRANSEL(6)           1  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   0  3 0  VALAMANTIS(62)       0  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  2 0  ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          2  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          1  0 0  RODEKI(42)           2  0 0  OLD VALAMANTIS(96)   1  0 0  
SUNSET(21)           1  0 0  ARADI(60)            1  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MIKEL 6-6190                83  93  3  202  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 MAN-MOUNTAIN 7-3853         36  43  1  155  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR
 ASSUR 18-7821              103 144  2  236  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 PAC-MAN 21-8191             27  24  1   66  DEAD LEGENDS (1385)        SUNSET
 WYVERN 33-2457              43  46  0  193  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 KYLROI 40-4534              22   3  0   90  GRIZZLED VETERANS (1378)   ZENSU
 PHILTHRY 42-2079            84  78  0  195  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 SIR YVAIN 60-9076           17   7  2   82  MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)    ARADI
 ZEUS 62-4010                74  61  0  193  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS
 WARDRA 82--9065             26  10  1  178  BLOODHAMMER CLAN (1387)    DWES EG
 ASSASSIN 96-1802            28  17  4   97  BLOODY LEGION (1276)       OLD VALAMANTIS