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Date   : 03/24/2015    Duedate: 04/06/2015

STORM ROCK ARENA

DM 107    TURN 96

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 COLOR ME SUA 42/365  403  294   2 57.8      PALINDROMES 73/405
    CENTER FOR OLDS 18/364                      ALASTARIAN IDOL 10/363
  2 SENTINELS 7/354      149  159   2 48.4      BASH BROS CHILDREN 38/407
    DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/334                     GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS 65/361
  3 VEGGIES 3/372        222  283   3 44.0    4 THE MAGNIFIC 19/395 1663 2182  21 43.3

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Hot flash: Debby Tonte has been writing spy reports for twenty-five years, and
her mother still doesn't know!
     Significant point movements:  Anzahanzek up 29 points, The Upright Man down 36
points.  Same fight.
     Color Me Suave was avoided by Sentinels.  Nobody was most challenged, because we
don't do challenges here.
     Nine fights, no challenges, four standbys, and rain.  Well, they don't call this
Storm Rock for nothing.

     WONTON NOT NOW (73-6069) (26-20-1,63) of PALINDROMES fought RIRORNI SOLDIER
(107-3) (0-0-0,30) of Fine Imported Standbys.  WONTON NOT NOW vanquished RIRORNI
SOLDIER in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.  What a nasty crowd we have today!
They actually cheered when the Rirorni Soldier didn't get his desired wontons.
     DIRTY DIAPERS (38-5071) (17-16-0,13) of BASH BROS CHILDREN fought RIRORNI
SOLDIER (107-3) (0-0-0,30) of Fine Imported Standbys.  DIRTY DIAPERS was vanquished
by RIRORNI SOLDIER in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.  The Rirorni Soldier's revenge?
     JELLO KNUCKLES (42-4554) (62-64-0,179) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought VILLAINOUS
INFORMER (107-23) (0-0-0,181) of Fine Imported Standbys.  JELLO KNUCKLES overcame
VILLAINOUS INFORMER in an action packed 4 minute fight.  Good.  No one likes that
Informer.
     THE UPRIGHT MAN (10-5185) (42-61-1,208) of ALASTARIAN IDOL fought ANZAHANZEK (7-
6204) (32-32-0,165) of SENTINELS.  THE UPRIGHT MAN was overpowered by ANZAHANZEK in a
1 minute one-sided struggle.  Good work, Anzahanzek.

     VIRGINIA, NO SANTA (65-6623) (52-74-1,203) of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS fought MAULI
LAMA (7-6292) (24-21-2,153) of SENTINELS.  VIRGINIA, NO SANTA bested MAULI LAMA in an
action packed 1 minute brawl.  If Virigina got willow switches in her stocking, she 
knew what to do with 'em.
     ALMOST PRETTY (42-4496) (99-53-0,206) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought CLOTTO (107-25)
(0-0-0,181) of Fine Imported Standbys.  ALMOST PRETTY was overpowered by CLOTTO in a
1 minute one-sided fight.  No surprise, really.  Clotto's a tough cookie.  Too much
flour, maybe.
     ARUGULA (3-7180) (36-41-2,195) of VEGGIES fought POCKET NEWS (19-5364) (39-38-
0,179) of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS.  ARUGULA lost to POCKET NEWS in a crowd pleasing 1
minute brawl.  Veggies, can't live without 'em, and nobody likes 'em.
     OBROJOBO (7-5869) (53-49-1,211) of SENTINELS fought PINCH BLISTER (18-9859) (53-
85-0,190) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  OBROJOBO handily defeated PINCH BLISTER in a 1 minute
one-sided match.  Popping a blister in public is not good manners, sir!

For the title:
     1977 AMC MATADOR (42-4116) (84-70-0,211) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought AZAGHAL (81-
1223) (60-45-1,298) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  1977 AMC MATADOR was devastated by AZAGHAL
in a 2 minute mismatched Title fight.  And Azaghal gets it back!  Congratulations.

                                       Larkin

CHAMPION OF THE HORN           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 AZAGHAL 81-1223              61  45  1  318  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 OBROJOBO 7-5869              54  49  1  219  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623   53  74  1  205  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116     84  71     194  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 ANZAHANZEK 7-6204            33  32     194  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 POCKET NEWS 19-5364          40  38     193  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (395) ZUWAYZA
 JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554       63  64     188  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 PINCH BLISTER 18-9859        53  86     184  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 ARUGULA 3-7180               36  42  2  183  VEGGIES (372)              OSKSI

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496        99  54     180  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
-OZAWINDIB 7-6212             36  32     179  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 10-5185      42  62  1  172  ALASTARIAN IDOL (363)      KOLACT
 MAULI LAMA 7-6292            24  22  2  160  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-AXEL VON SPIRE 81-2068       20  21  1   82  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
 WONTON NOT NOW 73-6069       27  20  1   66  PALINDROMES (405)          ERINIKA
 DIRTY DIAPERS 38-5071        17  17       7  BASH BROS CHILDREN (407)   CLIFFHOME

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Almost Pretty -- Funny how recent memories don't reflect reality.  It turns out we
have only fought 6 times.  True, 5 of them are in your favor, so I was correct in
remembering that I'd never beaten you before the kill a couple turns ago.  Hopefully
things are more even, but this will be my last 6 months here. -- The Upright Man

1977 AMC Matador -- Yes, I know.  You are better than me and the fans like you more.
Being a vegetable may be good for you, but it doesn't come with many fringe benefits.
-- Arugula

Jello Knuckles -- We've been here before. -- Virginia

Azaghal Applies for Job!  Good Headlines, Editor says, But Can He Write an Article?

Fearless Reporter Pinched.  This Is Not Zen.  "Maybe a dirty old golem," reporter
says.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

1977 AMC MATADOR was devastated by AZAGHAL in a 2 minute mismatched Title fight.
OBROJOBO handily defeated PINCH BLISTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ARUGULA lost to POCKET NEWS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
ALMOST PRETTY was overpowered by CLOTTO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA bested MAULI LAMA in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
THE UPRIGHT MAN was overpowered by ANZAHANZEK in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
JELLO KNUCKLES overcame VILLAINOUS INFORMER in a action packed 4 minute fight.
DIRTY DIAPERS was vanquished by RIRORNI SOLDIER in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
WONTON NOT NOW vanquished RIRORNI SOLDIER in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  11 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  24 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn  96 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     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      AZAGHAL 81-1223            61  45  1  318 DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)
SLASHING ATTACK  OBROJOBO 7-5869            54  49  1  219 SENTINELS (354)
BASHING ATTACK   VIRGINIA, NO SANT 65-6623  53  74  1  205 GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361)
WALL OF STEEL    1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116   84  71  0  194 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
PARRY-STRIKE     ANZAHANZEK 7-6204          33  32  0  194 SENTINELS (354)
TOTAL PARRY      JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554     63  64  0  188 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)

The overall popularity leader is ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
AZAGHAL 81-1223, WONTON NOT NOW 73-6069, ANZAHANZEK 7-6204, OBROJOBO 7-5869, POCKET 
NEWS 19-5364, ARUGULA 3-7180, VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623, MAULI LAMA 7-6292, 1977 AMC 
MATADOR 42-4116, and THE UPRIGHT MAN 10-5185.

The least popular fighter this week was ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PINCH BLISTER 18-9859, DIRTY DIAPERS 38-5071, THE UPRIGHT MAN 
10-5185, 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116, MAULI LAMA 7-6292, VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623, 
ARUGULA 3-7180, POCKET NEWS 19-5364, OBROJOBO 7-5869, and ANZAHANZEK 7-6204.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
OSKSI(3)             0  1 0  ZUWAYZA(19)          1  0 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            2  1 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        0  1 0  ERINIKA(73)          1  0 0  
KOLACT(10)           0  1 0  RODEKI(42)           1  2 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      1  0 0  
TALCAMA(18)          0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ARUGULA 3-7180              36  42  2  183  VEGGIES (372)              OSKSI
 OBROJOBO 7-5869             54  49  1  219  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 10-5185     42  62  1  172  ALASTARIAN IDOL (363)      KOLACT
 PINCH BLISTER 18-9859       53  86  0  184  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 POCKET NEWS 19-5364         40  38  0  193  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (395) ZUWAYZA
 DIRTY DIAPERS 38-5071       17  17  0    7  BASH BROS CHILDREN (407)   CLIFFHOME
 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116    84  71  0  194  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623  53  74  1  205  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 WONTON NOT NOW 73-6069      27  20  1   66  PALINDROMES (405)          ERINIKA
 AZAGHAL 81-1223             61  45  1  318  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."