Date   : 09/12/2014    Duedate: 10/09/2014


DM-54    TURN-311

This Weeks Top Honors


(54-3150) [11-7-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        
(54-3150) [11-7-0,107]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

(54-3106) [23-17-0,87]         (54-3106) [23-17-0,87]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. USELESS TOOLS (219)         34
2. WORLD BLADES 15 (333)        0      USELESS TOOLS (219)
3. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)     -7      Unchartered Team
4. DRACON'S CIRCLE II (336)   -32

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 USELESS TOOLS (219)      230 109 11 67.8   1/ 2 USELESS TOOLS (219)       9  6 1
 2- 2*WORLD BLADES 15 (333)      6   3  0 66.7   2/ 1 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   9  6 0
 3/ 4 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  463 386 16 54.5   3/ 3 DRACON'S CIRCLE II (336)  4  6 0
 4/ 5 DRACON'S CIRCLE II (336)  38  59  5 39.2   4- 5*WORLD BLADES 15 (333)     1  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): ZEPHYR of Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, 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  52 FRATSFA (turn 326): LEIA of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): DYSLEXIC EDITOR of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): JOCK-IN-THE-BOX of SCOTCH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 280): LEPER MESSIAH of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 95): KELLUMBO'S INITS of BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 278): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 329): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, 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  52 FRATSFA (turn 326): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): BAD COMBINATIONS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 280): BASH BROS REMOTE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 95): NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 278): BULLDOGS et al (Kennelworth, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): ZEPHYR of Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, 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  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, 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  52 FRATSFA (turn 326): LEIA of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 301): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 94): WHITEY D'EAGLE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Waht hapenned to Inuk Shook?  I am hapy to be hear awynay.  Looks like i'll be
phazing a traitor of Trocar again this turn.

Dyslexic Editor
Useless Tool
Duelhamster of Trocar

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  TROCAR needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Like, TRADERS OF 
TROCAR had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by USELESS TOOLS!  
Way to go USELESS TOOLS!  MVP award for SLO-MO MAILMAN?  USELESS TOOLS' proud of him 
after beating KORILIUM KNIGHT and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  
KORILIUM KNIGHT's match with SLO-MO MAILMAN cost him a loss of 14 points!  And I was 
just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome DALAN 
HILLEI.  Aren't TRADERS OF TROCAR proud.  (Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy that said 
TROCAR's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Swinging Aardvark?  Don't look at 
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  DRACON'S 
CIRCLE II was the most avoided team.  Is a 38-59-5 record really that scary?  I don't 
know what USELESS TOOLS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many 
fights from DRACON'S CIRCLE II, that's fer sher.  Like, is DESERT PEARL popular, or 
what?  She was challenged the most in all of TROCAR!  She's got a 23-17-0, is that 
good?  Speaking of challenging 27 points above did you hear about YAHOO WAHOO of 
WAHOO was so studly out there in the sands!  Beating DESERT PEARL and getting 23 
points.  USELESS TOOLS must be proud, for sure!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  DALAN HILLEI bloodfeuded (is that a word?) 
DYSLEXIC EDITOR for revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  
What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DALAN HILLEI 3150            11   7  0   107       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAHOO WAHOO 2733             15   9  0    98       USELESS TOOLS (219)
-INNUK SHUK 3127               6   0  0    98       WORLD BLADES 15 (333)
 DYSLEXIC EDITOR 3053         11   1  1    91       USELESS TOOLS (219)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESERT PEARL 3106            23  17  0    87       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAZZAN KAZZAR 3124           16  16  0    64       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLO-MO MAILMAN 3055           6   3  0    56       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 CHERRY PICKER 3092            5   2  1    48       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 BOUNTY HUNTER-X 3175          7  10  1    44       DRACON'S CIRCLE II (336)
 LORD HELSHA 3176             10  11  2    43       DRACON'S CIRCLE II (336)
 DISSOLVABLE DIAPER 3063       5   3  0    43       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 TARGLE PANG 3177             10   9  1    40       DRACON'S CIRCLE II (336)
 KORILL SAI 3154               7   8  0    37       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 KORILIUM KNIGHT 3168          4   1  1    34       DRACON'S CIRCLE II (336)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESERT LARK 3180              2   0  0    14       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 NARLOTH XU 3166               0   2  0     2       DRACON'S CIRCLE II (336)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Four-one?  That's a surprise.  A pleasant one, mind you!  And the loss was Hazzan to
the Dyslexic Editor, which seems... normal.  Hazzan wouldn't know dyslexia if he met
it over breakfast, him being illiterate and all. -- Desert Pearl

20 August 14

Several years ago I ran a contest known as the "Slaughter Challenge" which was the
idea of a member of my alliance at the time.  We unfortunately lost him during a
robbery attempt at the store he worked at.  This November will mark the 10th
anniversary of his passing so I have decided to run the Slaughter Challenge again in
remembrance of him.

Rich Hammes was a member of my alliance, the Vendetta Cartel, and had sponsored me
into the alliance.  Rich was a common poster to both the Yahoo Duelmasters group as
well as the Duel2 boards and our Alliance's Yahoo group.  He went by the handle
GameOgre on the Duel2 boards and was known by the name Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest.
He was a very kind and thoughtful man who always had time to talk with not only his
alliance-mates but anyone else who wanted to discuss Duelmasters.  He also had time
to talk with anyone about personal life issues if he felt he could help.  He was a
daily, and prolific, poster to these sites and seemed to enjoy the interaction with
others regarding this game that he loved so much.

I would also like everyone to know that he spent several years in the US Navy serving
on a Nuclear attack Submarine in protection of our nation.  He was well loved, and
well known, by the community in which he lived even spending time at a local Ice
Cream Shop around closing time to assure that the lady who owned the store was safe
as she was often alone when she closed her shop.  He was a well known and much loved
member of his local community.  His death was grieved by his local San Diego
community where they held a candle-light vigil for him and many expressed their
disbelief that he was gone.  These are just a scant few examples of what a kind and
caring man he was and why not only our gaming community lost a great deal on that
fateful day, but also shows why there was tremendous sadness among the community in
which he lived.

It is near to 10 years since his passing and there are many times I wonder, "What
would Rich think about this...."  I miss my friend dearly to this day and I hope you
will come join us in this contest idea which he himself came up with.  He thought we
should all learn to appreciate what Jorja does to keep our smaller arenas alive and

The contest will be held in Morya, arena 28, beginning on the turn that is due on
November 6th, 2014 (turn 378 I believe).  Tourney participation is not allowed during
the contest but the contest will start after the fall Mailer so you can get your
warriors a few fight experience should you choose to.  The timing of the contest was
done to allow entry into the fall mailer.

The rules are fairly simple and inspired to let us all feel what it is like to run
warriors like Jorja does.  Her teams across Alastari may sometimes be taken for
granted so this contest will allow us to appreciate her teams a little better as they
populate the arenas we fight in.

The Rules--

There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single
use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  Win or lose the Dark
Arena is allowed but once, so if you want your warrior dead be sure and throw the

The contest will last for 12 turns.  May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena
fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights
count in the scoring.  It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-
in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior.  This will be a test of
basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well.

If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior
entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death,
cannot score points!  The one exception are the dead tourneys.  Should you wish you
may enter your warriors in dead tourneys, since they are not a member of your team,
or even the living, at the time.  The warrior may even return to the contest if a
natural opening can be found for it, or you choose to use your Dark Arena fight to
make that opening (if you still have that option left).  Break the no DA, challenge,
or avoid rules and you will be DQed as soon as the transgression is discovered.  To
keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with
these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the
second time gets you DQed.  This also counts if it is found you bring a second team
in for the purpose of making challenges; you will be DQed.

Scoring is as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
  personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written from
  one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get
  the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)
-5 points and the loss of that warrior's slot for scoring the remainder of the
  contest for entering a warrior into a REGULAR tourney (again DEAD tourney is open)

The Prizes:
1st place -- +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
  favorite knowledge
2nd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior

Iron Manager Award -- Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

The bonus potions and favorites knowledge must be used on warriors with 5 FE or more
and MUST be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.  The resurrection potion
must be used within 6 months of the end of the contest but may be used on any warrior
regardless of FE.  ALL prizes must be used on the contest team, they are NOT
transferable to another team!

If you wish to participate please notify Street Legal via Personal Ad in arena 28, on
the Duel2 forums, or in Chatzy!

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
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. 


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
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

SLO-MO MAILMAN devastated KORILIUM KNIGHT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
YAHOO WAHOO won victory over DESERT PEARL in a 4 minute expert's Challenge battle.
CHERRY PICKER savagely defeated LORD HELSHA in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
DYSLEXIC EDITOR was defeated by DALAN HILLEI in a 2 minute Title fight.
HAZZAN KAZZAR was demolished by WILD-EYED FANATIC in a 1 minute competition.
TARGLE PANG was savagely defeated by SLAVE-WARRIOR in a 7 minute struggle.
BOUNTY HUNTER-X was luckily beaten by JHELUM RAIDER in a 2 minute melee.
KORILL SAI was defeated by DISSOLVABLE DIAPER in a action packed 3 minute duel.
NARLOTH XU was defeated by DESERT LARK in a action packed 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  13 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  1      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 311 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:

TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         6  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DALAN HILLEI 3150          11   7  0  107 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
TOTAL PARRY      YAHOO WAHOO 2733           15   9  0   98 USELESS TOOLS (219)
SLASHING ATTACK  TARGLE PANG 3177           10   9  1   40 DRACON'S CIRCLE II (336)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DESERT PEARL 3106.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DESERT PEARL 3106.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHERRY PICKER 

The least popular fighter this week was TARGLE PANG 3177.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KORILIUM KNIGHT 3168, NARLOTH XU 3166, HAZZAN KAZZAR 3124, 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: