DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 09/18/2017    Duedate: 09/30/2017

DARKHOLM ARENA

DM 104    TURN 720

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 SHADOWHOLD 31/1405   170  172   2 49.7      GRIZZLED VETERANS 40/1378
    LIVING DEAD 29/1406                       2 HIGHLANDERS 42/1341  697  864  10 44.7
    OBSIDIAN HALL 33/1370                     3 ARROGANCE 18/732    1615 2860  27 36.1
    SPECTRAL STEEL 47/1386                      THE LADY'S LIST 6/917
    THE HOLY LEGION 10/490                    4 LADIES OF QU 7/1404    1    2   0 33.3
    BLOODHAMMER CLAN 82/1387                  5 OINGO BOINGO 6/1389    1   15   0  6.3
    MYTHICAL KNIGHTS 60/1384

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Hullo!

Twelve fights today, seven involving stand-ins.  So, seventeen gladiators took part.  
Same as last time.  There was one challenge, which was from Winning Side, of course.  
The stand-ins had a 4-3 turn, in no small part thanks to two appearances by the mighty 
Ferd the Tower.

WINNING SIDE (6-4276) (17-19-1,74) of OINGO BOINGO challenged KANEN VILESTAR (31-6601) 
(18-6-0,92) of SHADOWHOLD.  WINNING SIDE was bested by KANEN VILESTAR in a 2 minute 
Challenge fight.  Too bad.  Such an indefatigable competitor should win more often.  
Anyway, Kanen Vilestar is the top Wall of Steel, so well done on his part.

GLAMDRING (33-2328) (64-50-1,229) of OBSIDIAN HALL fought MIKEL (6-6190) (89-102-
3,201) of THE LADY'S LIST.  GLAMDRING successfully defended his title, besting MIKEL 
in an exciting 1 minute Title duel.  Glamdring is top TP and Mikel is top Slasher.

WARDRA (82-56471) (37-14-1,211) of BLOODHAMMER CLAN fought BLIND BEGGAR (104-26) (40-
35-0,200) of  .  WARDRA was handily defeated by BLIND BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided 
match.

BATTLE BANSHEE (47-7979) (17-14-2,200) of SPECTRAL STEEL fought FERD THE TOWER (104-
27) (120-15-8,280) of  .  BATTLE BANSHEE was vanquished by FERD THE TOWER in a 1 
minute mismatched brawl.  Battle Banshee is top Striker and.... sorry to say... this 
turn's least favorite fighter.  Which is really unfair since practically no one can 
beat the Tower.

ASSUR (18-7821) (110-152-2,195) of ARROGANCE fought PELIS THE TRUE (42-3469) (78-123-
1,166) of HIGHLANDERS.  ASSUR overpowered PELIS THE TRUE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute 
one-sided fight.  Assur is top Basher, while Mr. True is the overall popularity 
leader.

DIGITALIS (33-6862) (41-52-1,192) of OBSIDIAN HALL fought FERD THE TOWER (104-27) 
(120-15-8,280) of  .  DIGITALIS was devastated by FERD THE TOWER in a 2 minute one-
sided duel.  Despite which, Digitalis is our top Parry-Riposte.

AELFWINE (82-23244) (25-11-0,165) of BLOODHAMMER CLAN fought SHADOWMANE (104-28) (0-0-
0,200) of  .  AELFWINE bested SHADOWMANE in a popular 2 minute gruesome competition.  
Aelfwine is our top Lunger.

PHILTHRY (42-2079) (91-86-0,153) of HIGHLANDERS fought JHAARAN (10-2017) (27-22-2,138) 
of THE HOLY LEGION.  PHILTHRY viciously subdued JHAARAN in an action packed 4 minute 
gruesome duel.  Philthry is top Parry-Strike, and was voted this turn's favorite.

KYLROI (40-4534) (29-11-0,117) of GRIZZLED VETERANS fought M. CHARDINEE (104-8) (0-0-
0,110) of  .  KYLROI defeated M. CHARDINEE in an action packed 1 minute gory duel.

SIR LUCAN (60-9077) (22-20-0,102) of MYTHICAL KNIGHTS fought CAPTURED CUTPURSE (104-6) 
(0-0-0,130) of  .  SIR LUCAN defeated CAPTURED CUTPURSE in an action packed 2 minute 
match.  I should hope so, since Sir Lucan is our top Aimed Blow.

SIR YVAIN (60-9076) (21-15-2,141) of MYTHICAL KNIGHTS fought ANGRY BOOKIE (104-11) 
(15-10-0,150) of  .  SIR YVAIN was narrowly defeated by ANGRY BOOKIE in an exciting 1 
minute fight.

ZYRO (33-8118) (25-19-0,68) of OBSIDIAN HALL fought THE TEACH (7-6621) (22-21-3,51) of 
LADIES OF QUALITY.  ZYRO was narrowly defeated by THE TEACH in a crowd pleasing 5 
minute competition.

There is is, my friends.  I've laid a spy report... or an egg.  The former, I hope.  
Cheerio!

                                          -- Malic of Talcama

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GLAMDRING 33-2328            65  50  1  235  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIYTYOLE ISLAND

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DIGITALIS 33-6862            41  53  1  210  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 BATTLE BANSHEE 47-7979       17  15  2  210  SPECTRAL STEEL (1386)      NORTH FORK
 ASSUR 18-7821               111 152  2  199  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 MIKEL 6-6190                 89 103  3  199  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 WARDRA 82-56471              37  15  1  192  BLOODHAMMER CLAN (1387)    DWES EG
 AELFWINE 82-23244            26  11  0  191  BLOODHAMMER CLAN (1387)    DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469       78 124  1  163  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 PHILTHRY 42-2079             92  86  0  160  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SIR YVAIN 60-9076            21  16  2  141  MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)    ARADI
 JHAARAN 10-2017              27  23  2  140  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 SIR LUCAN 60-9077            23  20  0  124  MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)    ARADI
 KYLROI 40-4534               30  11  0  123  GRIZZLED VETERANS (1378)   ZENSU

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KANEN VILESTAR 31-6601       19   6  0   94  SHADOWHOLD (1405)          CHIMLEVTAL

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WINNING SIDE 6-4276          17  20  1   78  OINGO BOINGO (1389)        TRANSEL
 THE TEACH 7-6621             23  21  3   71  LADIES OF QUALITY (1404)   BONSUR
-WIGHT 29-6072                16  11  0   59  LIVING DEAD (1406)         LAPUR
 ZYRO 33-8118                 25  20  0   58  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIYTYOLE ISLAND

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

All -- Hey look, I won one! -- Winning Side

Digitalis -- Oh, darn.  I generally lose, but I had hopes in this fight.  I was ahead 
for a while.  Anyway, good fight. -- Pelis the True

Jhaaran -- Hmm.  I'm always glad to win, but it was a pretty unfair match really. -- 
Philthry

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WINNING SIDE was bested by KANEN VILESTAR in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
GLAMDRING bested MIKEL in a exciting 1 minute Title duel.
WARDRA was handily defeated by BLIND BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BATTLE BANSHEE was vanquished by FERD THE TOWER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ASSUR overpowered PELIS THE TRUE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
DIGITALIS was devastated by FERD THE TOWER in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
AELFWINE bested SHADOWMANE in a popular 2 minute gruesome competition.
PHILTHRY viciously subdued JHAARAN in a action packed 4 minute gruesome duel.
KYLROI defeated M. CHARDINEE in a action packed 1 minute gory duel.
SIR LUCAN defeated CAPTURED CUTPURSE in a action packed 2 minute match.
SIR YVAIN was narrowly defeated by ANGRY BOOKIE in a exciting 1 minute fight.
ZYRO was narrowly defeated by THE TEACH in a crowd pleasing 5 minute competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -   8 -  0      72  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  33 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  20 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  22 -  0      24  |

Turn 720 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GLAMDRING 33-2328          65  50  1  235 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DIGITALIS 33-6862          41  53  1  210 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
STRIKING ATTACK  BATTLE BANSHEE 47-7979     17  15  2  210 SPECTRAL STEEL (1386)
BASHING ATTACK   ASSUR 18-7821             111 152  2  199 ARROGANCE (732)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIKEL 6-6190               89 103  3  199 THE LADY'S LIST (917)
LUNGING ATTACK   AELFWINE 82-23244          26  11  0  191 BLOODHAMMER CLAN (1387)
PARRY-STRIKE     PHILTHRY 42-2079           92  86  0  160 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
AIMED BLOW       SIR LUCAN 60-9077          23  20  0  124 MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    KANEN VILESTAR 31-6601     19   6  0   94 SHADOWHOLD (1405)

The overall popularity leader is PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was PHILTHRY 42-2079.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZYRO 
33-8118, THE TEACH 7-6621, AELFWINE 82-23244, SIR LUCAN 60-9077, KYLROI 40-4534, 
JHAARAN 10-2017, WINNING SIDE 6-4276, ASSUR 18-7821, SIR YVAIN 60-9076, and KANEN 
VILESTAR 31-6601.

The least popular fighter this week was BATTLE BANSHEE 47-7979.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WARDRA 82--9065, PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469, MIKEL 6-6190, 
DIGITALIS 33-6862, GLAMDRING 33-2328, KANEN VILESTAR 31-6601, SIR YVAIN 60-9076, 
ASSUR 18-7821, WINNING SIDE 6-4276, and JHAARAN 10-2017.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TRANSEL(6)           0  2 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       1  0 0  NORTH FORK(47)       0  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  0 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  1  2 0  ARADI(60)            1  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           0  1 0  ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          1  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          1  0 0  RODEKI(42)           1  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MIKEL 6-6190                89 103  3  199  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 THE TEACH 7-6621            23  21  3   71  LADIES OF QUALITY (1404)   BONSUR
 JHAARAN 10-2017             27  23  2  140  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 ASSUR 18-7821              111 152  2  199  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 KANEN VILESTAR 31-6601      19   6  0   94  SHADOWHOLD (1405)          CHIMLEVTAL
 GLAMDRING 33-2328           65  50  1  235  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 KYLROI 40-4534              30  11  0  123  GRIZZLED VETERANS (1378)   ZENSU
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469      78 124  1  163  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 BATTLE BANSHEE 47-7979      17  15  2  210  SPECTRAL STEEL (1386)      NORTH FORK
 SIR YVAIN 60-9076           21  16  2  141  MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)    ARADI
 WARDRA 82--9065             37  15  1  192  BLOODHAMMER CLAN (1387)    DWES EG

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission. 

                        TEAM AND CHARACTER MAINTENANCE SERVICE

     As a service to all managers, we offer team and character maintenance.  This 
option allows you to make sure your team or selected warriors will never miss a turn!

     Team Maintenance:  This will cause all warriors on that team to fight every 
     turn; if it's an AD arena, any new warriors who arrive on that team will 
     fight the turn they arrive.  In A.D. or in transfer arenas where you have 
     multiple teams, each team will need to separately be on Team Maintenance.  
     (The only exception is new warriors; they will not fight until they have had 
     their initial strategy input.)  

     Character Maintenance:  This will cause only that warrior to fight every 
     turn.  If the character graduates or changes arenas, he/she/it will stay on 
     Character Maintenance.

     In either case, you may submit strategy sheets for your warriors each turn, if 
you wish.  The Team/Character Maintenance will make sure your warriors fight each 
turn, and they will always use their most recently entered strategy.
     Remember that challenges, avoids, and challenge/if challenged strategies will not 
carry through from turn to turn.  These sections are only used on the turn they are 
entered.  In order to continually challenge or avoid you will need to submit a 
strategy sheet each time. 
     One other thing to remember about maintenance:  Maintenance is not something 
that you write on your turnsheet (like in demo tourneys).  In order to add or remove 
maintenance for a team or warrior, you must send a note to Customer Service.  If you 
just write things like this on your strategy sheet, they may or may not get done.  
Likewise, don't write it on your personal ads.  Please, please, please put it on a 
separate piece of paper with "Customer Service" written on the top.  If you don't, 
well, you can imagine.
     Thanks for your time.  Good luck in Duelmasters! -- Green Eyes

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

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

                        FRAIL WALL (84-2086) WARRIORS 10 (411) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes