DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/11/2014    Duedate: 09/24/2014

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-738

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HUSTLER
CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)
(33-8090) [14-2-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HUSTLER                        PLANTER
CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)       WILLIAMSBURG MALITIA (658)
(33-8090) [14-2-0,117]         (33-8186) [5-2-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BYL BONESNAPPER                SMIRK SMACKMORE
BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)          BAD COMPANY (145)
(33-7557) [25-23-3,107]        (33-7538) [8-9-1,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

XXX BANDITS (614)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HALLOWIENERS (635)          59
2. BRASH BROS XMAS (662)       38      HALLOWIENERS (635)
3. 4 PROS & A HACKER (661)     32      Unchartered Team
4. DEMONSPAWN (194)            25
5. CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)    23      BRASH BROS XMAS (662)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BRASH BROS XMAS (662)      7   2  1 77.8   1/ 3 XXX BANDITS (614)        10  5 3
 2/ 2 HALLOWIENERS (635)       107  60  5 64.1   2/ 2 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      10  5 0
 3/ 3 CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)  44  25  1 63.8   3/ 1 DEMONSPAWN (194)          9  4 0
 4/ 5 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      426 388 31 52.3   4/ 9*BRASH BROS XMAS (662)     7  2 1
 5/ 6 BAD COMPANY (145)        292 277 34 51.3   5/ 5 HALLOWIENERS (635)        7  2 1
 6/ 7 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)    627 619 59 50.3   6/ 4 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)     7  8 0
 7- 8 SUN TZU (414)             54  55  1 49.5   7/ 6 BAD COMPANY (145)         6  9 1
 8/ 9 DEMONSPAWN (194)         295 338 18 46.6   8/10 CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)  4  2 0
 9/10*WILLIAMSBURG MALIT (658)  14  20  0 41.2   9/ 8 THE APOSTLES (133)        4 11 0
10/13 XXX BANDITS (614)         45  65  5 40.9  10/ 7 NYE MAULERS (269)         4 11 0
11/12 THE APOSTLES (133)       120 174 14 40.8  11/13*4 PROS & A HACKER (661)   3  7 0
12/14 NYE MAULERS (269)        126 196 23 39.1  12/11*WILLIAMSBURG MALIT (658)  3 11 0
13/15*4 PROS & A HACKER (661)    3   7  0 30.0  13-14*DERP CITY (660)           1  4 0
14-16*DERP CITY (660)            1   4  0 20.0  14-15 SUN TZU (414)             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

                      Another Day at Allied Axis Headquarters

     Den paced back and forth in the large council chambers located in the center of
the complex the Allied Axis called home.  Most managers were assigned sparse
accommodations on the western edge of Niytyole Island, but the Allied Axis being
recognized for their abilities and prominence were set up with a substantial manor
called Greywand's Gift to house their members and serve as nerve center for their
many teams spread across Alastari.  Over a decade ago when the Riorni hordes
attempted to sweep across Alastari the Allied Axis' leadership was crucial in turning
the tide, so much so that Lady Greywand had the manor erected in thanks.
     A large oval table sat in the middle of the council chambers with nine high
backed chairs, each chair emblazoned with the moniker of the nine members who sit
upon the Allied Axis leadership.  The walls displayed trophies from tournaments,
tapestries of great deeds, and the memory of fallen warriors.  Den walked along the
wall looking at notations of alliances that once stood upon the sands of Niytyole
against the mighty Allied Axis, names of the past and naught but fading shadows of
life.  He smiled while viewing the placard noting the Number Crunching Alliance
recalling the vicious brawls and verbal repartee they offered, but as with the rest
they are gone and he is still there.  Others like the Iron Council, Deep Water
League, and the Brotherhood of the Blade were all gone as well.  In spite of their
promises to bring the AA to its knees, the lights still glowed at Greywand's Gift
while all others had been extinguished years ago.  A slight chuckle escaped his lips
as he noted the RIP placard for the Inner Circle alliance, they still fought not
realizing that their date of death was already engraved, the walking dead have
trouble recognizing that the stink they smell is their own.  Bandor the Pure was due
in the chamber to bring Den up to speed on a task he was assigned by the AA
leadership.  Long ago graduated to the Isle of the Eye, the AA's very first graduate,
Bandor the Pure worked as their intelligence liaison.  He was usually the first to
know of anything that happened in the arenas where the AA exerted their considerable
influence.
     Bandor entered the chamber and raised his hand in greeting, realizing his
mistake immediately.  Upon hearing the scrape of a foot,  in a flash of lightening
reflex Den pulled a dagger from his belt and with surgical precision sent it into
Bandor's sleeve pinning his hand to the wall.  The second dagger was already in his
hand before recognizing Bandor.  The AA has always lived daggers first and questions
second.
     "Bandor, welcome back, I trust you have found out what we needed, or will there
be additional dagger play?" Den asked as he strode towards the great warrior he
trained nearly two decades ago.  Bandor pulled the dagger from the wall freeing his
hand and handed it back to Den with a look of nonchalance.
     "You know, some people simply say 'Hi' when I walk into a room instead of
lobbing daggers without regards to damaging my good looks,"  Bandor replied showing
no signs that he was unnerved.
     "Indeed, what did your contact within the Gladiatorial Commission tell you?" Den
asked.
     "Well", Bandor began, "It is like you and Bill expected.  The poor recruits
being sent to the Allied Axis in Shadowspire and here in Niytyole are the lowest of
the low.  While the managers that offer neck rubs and back massages at tournaments
are given the best recruits you are receiving the flotsam and jetsam of Alastari.
Our recruits are often taken from the jails, dungeons, or directly from the Inner
Circle, thus some of the worse warriors available.  When you get nothing to start
with, it is inevitable to end with nothing.  If not for the incredible management
skill of our alliance I shudder to think where we would be."
     Den stroked his chin with a hand that has done harm to almost everything that
has walked, talked, or crawled at one time or another as he replied, "This is how the
GC evens the field, they hold us down while they favor their favorites.
Nevertheless, we will endeavor to persevere, eventually the outcry from the very
public they hope to protect will be loud enough to force them to finally offer a
recruit with an intelligence above average and maybe even a warrior that is not seven
feet tall.  Everyone wants a winner, and the AA is filled with them.  Good work, what
else have you learned?"
     Bandor pulled a handful of hazelnuts from the satchel he carried and began
breaking the shells and eating the meat he found inside.  "Well, some of the
villagers at the docks are complaining very loudly about Crambus."
     "What has Crambus done to the dock folk now?" asked Den.
     "Well, it seems they are outraged because Crambus was down there yesterday
stomping kittens," Bandor replied.
     "When you say that Crambus was stomping kittens, are you telling me that he was
actually down there stomping on kittens?" Den asked with a curious eyebrow raised but
also noticing the bulging satchel of hazelnuts.
     "Well, that is exactly what I am telling you," replied Bandor, "From what I
gather he was stomping them with what one witness described as 'unrestrained glee'.
Do you want me to throw some gold at the problem and make it go away?"
     "Only the vanity of the poor and rough sodden would be so brazen as to assume
they know the destiny or desires of kittens.  I cannot imagine that Crambus was so
stealthy that he leapt quickly and silently from the shadows upon unsuspecting
kittens and then stomped them without their prior knowledge.  Kittens are quick and
clever, Crambus is neither.  I cannot fathom what makes a kitten choose his path, but
how can we question the fact that they did indeed choose a path that resulted in a
foot trample by Crambus.  This could be a death migration of kittens, fully intending
to find the end by rushing head and tails into the trampling path of Crambus.  Rest
assured Bandor, it is not you or I that can hope to understand the life journey of
kittens or to assign guilt to Crambus, and if we cannot how can the people of the
docks hope to be enlightened beyond our ability?  Impossible and I find it insulting
that they would think such.  Bring the Hodar down to the docks on the evening and
have him knock a few kids down, then ask the dock folk a simple question 'Kittens or
kids?' and see which they choose."
     "Consider it done," Bandor said as he lobbed a nut into the air catching it in
his mouth.  He was not looking forward to bringing the Hodar to the docks, the half-
wit would only mutter a single word, his own name over and over again.  Certainly
another recruit from the halls of the Inner Circle.
     "Have you heard if General Ikillu has departed from the northern armies?" Den
asked while staring at the handful of nuts Bandor was cracking.
     "Well, nothing yet, but there has been a sighting of Conquerer Grott, the normal
stories as you can imagine, a barkeep beaten to death for asking him what he drank
and a crippled child torn asunder for asking him for a coin.  It is said that the
Old's 98 comes and goes as it pleases through the land," Bandor replied as he gripped
a large nut between his thumb and forefinger pinching it open freeing the treasure
found inside.
     "Only God will save the villagers if Grott decides to enter back into the arena
life again.  What have you heard about the recent influx of teams here at our
Island?" Den queried while becoming cognizant of his rumbling belly.
     "Well, it seems that after bragging about showing up here and putting us in our
place the pathetic Assur is not coming after all.  He works in excuses like an artist
works in fine oils, always lamenting about how busy he is and how difficult his
menstrual cramps are," Bandor said as he weighed a nut in either hand finally
selecting the larger of the two to break and eat.
     "Hmmm, I am guessing that his no-contact order with children is still in effect
and since the arena here in Niytyole is near the school he would not be able to
manage his team.  I guess when you are a pervert you don't get to fight everywhere
you want," Den replied with a knowing nod.  "Where did you get those hazelnuts?"
     "Deeders brought in a whole wagon, he would only let me have this bag full
though," Bandor answered while digging his hand deep in the satchel and pulling out a
fist filled with hazelnuts, the gleam in his eyes evident.  "Oh," Bandor started "A
General Bashur came to our Island talking tough and wanted to be sure you knew he
started a team here."
     "Who is General Bashur?" Den questioned.
     "I don't know," answered Bandor.
     "Me either, probably just another pathetic loser that will be here for two
cycles then runs away when he realizes we fight with high kill desires.  But, just to
be safe, until he leaves keep the sheep locked up at night," Den confidently ordered.

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 756): THE TALL MAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 758): HYPATIA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 747): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 752): GROOVY SIR GRIMM of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 754): MISDIAGNOSIS of BASH BROS. DOCTOR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 746): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 747): HAMMER REVIEW of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 744): ALI BOOMBAH YAY of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 741): UNGNOME SOLDIER of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 737): BRUNHYLDA of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 729): A MAN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 688): PLASTIC MAN of MELODY MAYHEM (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 351): PULLED ORC of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 345): RU BRINGER of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 619): SWYTAI of GRIZZLED VETERANS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 604): CRAYONS of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 586): ROVERWURST of CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 581): APACHE FOG of SUPERNATURAL (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 545): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 535): UNTAMED BERSERKER of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 528): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 645): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 756): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 758): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 747): ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr>)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 752): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 754): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 746): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Flody, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 747): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 744): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 740): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 737): DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 729): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 688): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 351): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 619): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 604): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 586): CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 581): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 542): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 536): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 528): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 645): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 758): HYPATIA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           STRYCHNINE of PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
               (turn 757): CHARLENE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): JACK OF HEARTS of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
                               AMUR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                   (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 740): DROGON of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
              (turn 739): DACIA SANDERO of OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 345): ASTROTRAIN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 332): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
                              HAIRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 619): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Someone told me that being the top gladiator in Niytyole Island was a big honor. 
Well, so far it is kinda nice.  They want me to sit in some big, cushy chair and
watch all the little people fight before I get my chance to bash skulls.  I told 'em
that if I ain't fightin', then I'm drinkin'!  I had 'em move the so called throne to
my favorite pub, The Sailor's Knot.  It's my favorite 'cause it's the closest to the
docks and therefore the first one I found when I hit this island.  Actually it's one
of the few places I get to drink and fight!  Kinda reminds me of home!  Yeah, I was
the middle child of eleven and the only girl.  I gave as good as I got and when yer
raised by your older brothers, how else are ya gonna turn out?  Now don't think I'm
gonna open up and spill my life story here.  I don't know you and I don't wanna!
You're ugly!  Either sit down and buy me a drink or don't and prepare to eat fist!

Hey!  You tryin' to peak down my blouse?!?!?!?!

Duelmistress Brunhylda

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to DEMONSPAWN, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the XXX BANDITS 
stable.  Coming up with a solid 3-1-0 outing, BRASH BROS XMAS has advanced 5 places 
in the rankings.  What does the Duelmaster and Piltdown Man have in common?  They are 
both the most challenged apes in human history!  Heyheyhey!  It's a proud day for the 
CLASSIC CHARACTERS stable, as their warrior, HUSTLER, ascended the Duelmaster's 
throne.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     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 BAD COMPANY, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does NIATOLI ISLAND really have that many liars?  For those of you who like 
math, try this one:  BAD COMPANY + Weapons That go Boom = OBSIDIAN HALL + Avoid City. 
Challenging down 22 points was TASSADAR.  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:  
GENOVYFA subdued TASSADAR to go from 34 to 55 recognition points.  In a touching 
display by a 'touched' warrior, LEAPING LEPER went after THE HAND COLLECTOR, who was 
higher by 19 points.  Well, when the dust settled, LEAPING LEPER subdued THE HAND 
COLLECTOR.  MIGHTY KASHITZ of BAD COMPANY had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 10 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought MIGHTY KASHITZ 
showed great skill and promise when he defeated SKINNY.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Big deal, so POP-A-DOPE got mashed in the Dark Arena.  
With his face he was more at home with the trolls than with us. (Waka waka).  GOT A 
ROCK defied all odds and slew SHEWISH GIANT in the Dark Arena.  The only ones 
displeased were the buzzards, as SHEWISH GIANT's meat is notoriously tough.  Carrion 
Bird Heaven:  THE INTERN was slain by BLACKMOMBA (The true definition of 'Street 
Pizza').  Congrats to GHOUL GOBLIN for revenging the death of his teammate (but more 
importantly, feeding WAR PIG a bit of dirt).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the NIATOLI ISLAND giving me the 'cut' sign (or is 
that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  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                  
 HUSTLER 8090                 14   2  0   117       CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHEET WITH EYES 7740         13   3  0   111       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 BYL BONESNAPPER 7557         25  23  3   107       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 VIXEN 8063                   16  13  2    97       DEMONSPAWN (194)
 BRUNHYLDA 8082               18   9  0    93       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLEAK 8078                   17  12  0    85       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 SMIRK SMACKMORE 7538          8   9  1    83       BAD COMPANY (145)
 GHOUL GOBLIN 8116            10   4  0    81       HALLOWIENERS (635)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPICOLI 6637                  9  22  3    66       NYE MAULERS (269)
 LOK 8169                      7   1  0    64       DEMONSPAWN (194)
 BLACKMOMBA 7913              13   9  1    61       XXX BANDITS (614)
 ZYRO 8118                    10   7  0    59       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOHOYAHCHIN 4715             13   9  1    55       SUN TZU (414)
 GENOVYFA 8117                 8   9  0    55       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-COCKY JOCK 8152               5   2  0    55       CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)
 WAR PIG 7914                 11  11  1    54       XXX BANDITS (614)
 DEVIANT MONK 8195             4   0  0    53       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-SARAPHEE 4712                13   9  0    52       SUN TZU (414)
 IMMORAL DESIRE 8112           9  12  0    52       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 LEAPING LEPER 7940            4   0  0    50       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 ANGRY EX-WIFE 8143            6   2  0    43       CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)
 HOSTILE HOBO 7535             8  10  2    42       BAD COMPANY (145)
-ARORA 4791                    6   5  0    39       SUN TZU (414)
 OG 8173                       5   3  0    39       DEMONSPAWN (194)
 PLANTER 8186                  5   2  0    38       WILLIAMSBURG MALITIA (658)
 KAZANSKI 7528                 5   3  0    38       NYE MAULERS (269)
 THE HAND COLLECTOR 8128       6  11  0    37       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 MIGHTY KASHITZ 7636           9   1  0    35       BAD COMPANY (145)
 TASSADAR 7473                 6  10  2    35       NYE MAULERS (269)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOT A ROCK 8234               1   0  1    33       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 HODAR 8170                    7   4  0    31       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 JARVIS 7527                   3   5  0    30       NYE MAULERS (269)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLASS CLOWN 8098              7   5  0    26       CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)
 THE RABBI 8204                3   1  0    26       THE APOSTLES (133)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDREW 8191                   4   1  0    23       THE APOSTLES (133)
 FELIX 8177                    2   3  0    23       XXX BANDITS (614)
-LADY LOVE 8088                5   5  0    20       CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)
 KERRIGAN 8181                 3   2  0    20       XXX BANDITS (614)
-HAT FAIL 8207                 1   0  0    20       DERP CITY (660)
 SKINNY 8182                   3   4  0    19       WILLIAMSBURG MALITIA (658)
 RETURNS 8223                  2   0  0    19       BRASH BROS XMAS (662)
 PRO 2 8220                    1   1  0    18       4 PROS & A HACKER (661)
 5 FINGER PUNCH 8206           2   2  1    17       XXX BANDITS (614)
 POLYPHEMUS 8184               2   5  0    17       WILLIAMSBURG MALITIA (658)
 UNWANTED GUESTS 8224          1   1  0    17       BRASH BROS XMAS (662)
 PUT LIGHTS UP 8222            2   0  0    15       BRASH BROS XMAS (662)
 DEATH'S HAND 8189             2   3  0    13       WILLIAMSBURG MALITIA (658)
 PRO 1 8217                    1   1  0    11       4 PROS & A HACKER (661)
 DOC HADES 8227                2   0  0    10       BAD COMPANY (145)
-LASSITER 5111                 1   0  0    10       SUN TZU (414)
 CLEAN UP 8225                 1   1  0     9       BRASH BROS XMAS (662)
-COOKING THE MEAL 8226         1   0  1     6       BRASH BROS XMAS (662)
 PRO 4 8221                    1   1  0     6       4 PROS & A HACKER (661)
 JACK CRANDAL 8230             1   1  0     4       NYE MAULERS (269)
-KOLCHIKA 5112                 0   2  0     2       SUN TZU (414)
 A HACKER 8218                 0   2  0     2       4 PROS & A HACKER (661)
 THE CHARLATAN 8231            0   1  0     1       BAD COMPANY (145)
-DUCK FACE 8211                0   1  0     1       DERP CITY (660)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PRO 3 8219              0  1 0 4 PROS & A HACKE 661 COOKING THE MEAL 8226 737   
SHAGGER! 8232           0  1 0 4 PROS & A HACKE 661 SPYMASTER             738  NONE
THE INTERN 8192         1  4 1 BIG LAKE BANDITS 71  BLACKMOMBA 7913       738   
SHEWISH GIANT           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           GOT A ROCK 8234       738  NONE
SUCCUBUS 8125           3  8 0 DEMONSPAWN 194       SPICOLI 6637          734  JUST REVENGED
TRY AGAIN 8233          0  1 0 DEMONSPAWN 194       BLACK ORC             738  NONE
INSIDE SUNGLASSE 8210   0  1 0 DERP CITY 660        5 FINGER PUNCH 8206   736   
MR. ANIMAL CRACK 8138   6  6 0 DUELMASTERS BUFF 655 TASSADAR 7473         735   
FRIDGE BOX ROBOT 7948   4  4 0 HALLOWIENERS 635     WAR PIG 7914          737  JUST REVENGED
CRAZY MARY 8193         1  4 0 THE APOSTLES 133     STONE GOLEM           738  NONE
FREAKBEATER 6814        3  6 1 THE APOSTLES 133     STONE GOLEM           738  NONE
POP-A-DOPE 6546         4 12 0 THE APOSTLES 133     BLACK ORC             738  NONE
TRITON 8175             0  1 0 XXX BANDITS 614      THE INTERN 8192       734  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lok -- SMIRK! -- Smirk

DD -- I would agree with you, but then we would both be wrong. -- Bill

Coach -- Did your parents toss the baby and keep the placenta?  You sicken me. --
Bill

Spirit -- An AB with crap attack and defense?  You may be on to something.  Keep up
the good work. -- Bill

Den -- Nineth in command?  I must have forgot we promoted him.  I look so forward to
seeing him torment the Apostles once again. -- Bill

Pros/Hackers -- We hope your computer skills are far better than your wanting
gladitorial skills. -- The warriors of Bash Bros XMas

A most unimpressive debut, but the results are more than satisfactory. -- G. Bashur

Den's Favorite -- A couple punches to the arm and ya fold like the rest of them.
Thanks for keepin' the throne warm fer me! -- Brunhylda

Andrew -- I was looking for a little target practice.  Thanks for obliging! --
Deviant Monk

Tassadar -- Two fights, two awesome criticals, two wins.  Care to move it to three
each? -- Bleak

Slightly Kashitz -- No one goes undefeated in this arena bub! -- Zyro

Den -- You were right to leave the best for last.  It's best that you get my title
correct next time however.  That should be Dameon Darkheart, First of His Name,
Protector of Niytyole Island, Father of Dragons, Wizard of the 5th Gate, and Lord of
your Liverlips!

So, umm, editor, I presume, when can we fix the agregious spelling error being
perpetrated upon the denizens of this island?  Let's get it back to Niytyole! -- DD

     Don't think so.

Fourpros the Slacker -- So, was it the 'hacker' that won last turn?  Great entrance
into the lion's den, I guess now we understand how the Christians felt when the
Romans flung them onto the sands.  I don't know who you are, but I do hope you
challenge me often. -- Den, High Priest of the Allied Axis and manager of the Big
Lake Bandits, it would do you well to learn who I am.

Derp City -- I am glad you are gone. -- Den

Studcraft -- Congratulations on your 4-1 last turn, with the Inner Circle still in
town I would expect more of the same. -- Den

Coach -- 'Abnegates'?  Really?  You may know little of us, but certainly we lack no
ability to reason and accept reality, such as the reality that wherever you lay your
head disappointment is sure to follow, it is as certain as the points and stares you
receive as you wander the streets hoping for pity, a pity that will never come.  Did
you know that 'hope' is an ineffectual man's dream?  Surely you must, for you are
that man.  It is time for you to wander away, protect your tourney investment and
leave our Island.  Niytyole is for true managers anyway, where we succeed with skill
and patience sprinkled with intellect, 3 attributes you will never hold.  Instead,
time your losers correctly and hope for the best again.  The tournament is just
around the corner.  Pathetic loser that you are.  When you actually believe that you
can manage a team full time, then look us up, until then, walk on past and don't lock
eyes for that will only get you a rap on the head.  Off our Island, that is where you
belong, simple little man-boy. -- Den
P.S.  How do you 'talk a nice nap', if you were not demented with your own idiocy you
may not mutter yourself to sleep.

Assur -- "Things didn't work out," the exact phrase your parents mutter every day. --
Den

General Bashur -- Just because you wear the uniform does not make you a general,
perhaps you borrowed that from the Hallowieners during one of your cost-play parties. 
Lord only knows what happens on that side of the Island.  A word of advice, don't
step onto the podium if what you have to say will only prove that the fool speaks
foolish.  Rarely have I seen the entire AA laugh to the point of breathlessness, but
your quizzical spotlight brought tears to our wise eyes.  We are still not sure what
you exactly said, other than you covered every excuse possible for losing a fight.

The only excuse you need is that you are matched against a superior opponent and have
Bitten off more than you can chew, which is difficult considering your appetite.  I
doubt you will last ten turns. -- Den

Cocky Jock -- Hodar. -- Hodar

Genovyfa -- Wasn't that an awesome display of what I desire? -- Immoral Desire

Studcraft -- I am still learning but soon if you keep sending bloodfueds my way I
will no longer be the student and will instead become the teacher. -- The Intern

Inner Circle -- Let me guess, this General Bashur is a friend of yours?  You think
you guys are the masters of Niytyole?  Ridiculous, the only thing you are masters of
is baiting, and I am certain there is not an equal to you in that department. -- Den

Spirit -- Great is my disappointment that Den's Favorite survived.  I have
connections on the Isle, know that this is not over. -- Den

D.D. -- Is that the initials to your name or the grades you received in physical
education? -- Den

Paladin -- Are you rethinking that Speed commitment? -- Den

10 September 14
Announcing the 1st Veterans Ballot for the Shadowspire Hall of Fame.
      Here are the voting rules.

First Ballot:  Anyone that has played a turn in Shadowspire during turns 1-200 is
eligible to vote.
One ballot per player.  Having multiple teams does not mean more than one ballot.
Give Team name and Manager/Real Name when voting.
Vote for a max of 10 warriors on the ballot.
You CANNOT vote for your own warriors during the first vote.
The top 10 warriors receiving votes will go to the Finals Ballot.  (Any ties for
tenth will be also be included in finals.)
NOTE: All warriors that DO NOT receive at least one vote will not be eligible for
future HOF ballots.

The Finals Ballot: 
It will be a YES or NO vote by all players that have graduated a warrior from
Shadowpsire in the first 200 turns.
For a warrior to be inducted into Hall of Fame they must receive at least 60% yes
vote.
Ballots are available at the Shadowspire Hall of Fame at Google Drive (Click the
81HOFBALLOT pdf or excel file, the print or download option is at top of page) or
requesting one by diplo to Clan Longbeard(39) in DM 81 or by the email listed below. 

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_GugEukwTCWRnVtLVFVNXBZeGM&usp=sharing

How to place your votes:
1--You can print the pdf ballot and fill out, then diplo to me or ask for my mailing
address by private message to mail directly.
2--You can download the excel sheet and fill out and save, then email ballot as an
attachment.  (The excel Ballot is protected, so you can only write in the proper
areas.)
3--You can just email your Team name/Manager/Real Name and the names of the 10
warriors you are voting for to the email to cjcaviness1962 at gmail dot com.

Anyone that knows players that have played in Shadowspire that are not currently
active, please contact them and ask them to participate in the voting, they have
earned the right and we want their participation.

Visionist/Chris Caviness
Clan Longbeard DM 81

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

POP-A-DOPE was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
FREAKBEATER was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
CRAZY MARY was killed by STONE GOLEM in a action packed 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
TRY AGAIN was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
SHAGGER! was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
GOT A ROCK butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
VIXEN bested SPICOLI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's Bloodfeud match.
GHOUL GOBLIN overpowered WAR PIG in a action packed 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
BLACKMOMBA dispatched THE INTERN in a 1 minute veteran vs. beginner Bloodfeud duel.
LEAPING LEPER defeated THE HAND COLLECTOR in a exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.
BLEAK was unbelievably bested by BYL BONESNAPPER in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
HOSTILE HOBO was demolished by LOK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
DEVIANT MONK devastated HODAR in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge battle.
TASSADAR was overpowered by GENOVYFA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
KAZANSKI was narrowly defeated by ZYRO in a popular 4 minute bloody Challenge duel.
JARVIS was viciously subdued by OG in a 4 minute brutal Challenge fray.
FELIX was devastated by IMMORAL DESIRE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MIGHTY KASHITZ overpowered SKINNY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
KERRIGAN beat PRO 4 in a exciting 1 minute Challenge bout.
PRO 2 overpowered JACK CRANDAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
BRUNHYLDA was devastated by HUSTLER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Title bout.
SMIRK SMACKMORE was savagely defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 5 minute fray.
ANGRY EX-WIFE bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 3 minute bout.
THE RABBI was defeated by PLANTER in a 1 minute fight.
POLYPHEMUS lost to 5 FINGER PUNCH in a 2 minute match.
DEATH'S HAND was overpowered by RETURNS in a popular 5 minute one-sided duel.
ANDREW subdued CLEAN UP in a 4 minute melee.
PRO 1 overpowered THE CHARLATAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
A HACKER was outlasted by DOC HADES in a unpopular 17 minute novice's fray.
PUT LIGHTS UP vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
UNWANTED GUESTS overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         AIMED BLOW        26 -  15 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         TOTAL PARRY       36 -  25 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  15 -  2      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  36 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  27 -  3      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  58 -  3      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 738 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         5 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 - 12         4  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HUSTLER 8090               14   2  0  117 CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)
STRIKING ATTACK  BYL BONESNAPPER 7557       25  23  3  107 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
SLASHING ATTACK  VIXEN 8063                 16  13  2   97 DEMONSPAWN (194)
WALL OF STEEL    BRUNHYLDA 8082             18   9  0   93 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
AIMED BLOW       LOK 8169                    7   1  0   64 DEMONSPAWN (194)
TOTAL PARRY      ANGRY EX-WIFE 8143          6   2  0   43 CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KAZANSKI 7528               5   3  0   38 NYE MAULERS (269)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BYL BONESNAPPER 7557.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SMIRK SMACKMORE 7538.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRAZY MARY 
8193, LEAPING LEPER 7940, DEATH'S HAND 8189, POP-A-DOPE 6546, ZYRO 8118, KERRIGAN 
8181, TRY AGAIN 8233, VIXEN 8063, JARVIS 7527, and HUSTLER 8090.

The least popular fighter this week was A HACKER 8218.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DOC HADES 8227, THE CHARLATAN 8231, ANDREW 8191, ANGRY EX-WIFE 8143, 
JACK CRANDAL 8230, FELIX 8177, TASSADAR 7473, HOSTILE HOBO 7535, THE HAND COLLECTOR 
8128, and SHAGGER! 8232.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HUSTLER (33-8090) CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)