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


DM-59    TURN-304

This Weeks Top Honors


(59-2420) [20-15-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLAMING MOE                    BALLERINA
HANGOVERS (265)                BEATRICE (311)
(59-2420) [20-15-0,116]        (59-2832) [4-2-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLAMING MOE                    THERE IS A GOD
HANGOVERS (265)                BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
(59-2420) [20-15-0,116]        (59-2779) [10-5-0,90]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEATRICE (311)              43
2. CHAPEL ROCK (287)           10      HANGOVERS (265)
3. ISLANDERS (247)              3      Unchartered Team
4. SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)       0
5. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)     -10      BEATRICE (311)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BEATRICE (311)            20  10  0 66.7   1/ 1 HANGOVERS (265)          10  3 1
 2/ 2 HANGOVERS (265)          185 131 16 58.5   2/ 2 CHAPEL ROCK (287)         6  2 1
 3/ 3 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        263 190 15 58.1   3/ 4 ISLANDERS (247)           5 10 0
 4/ 4 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    88  98  2 47.3   4/ 5 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    3 10 0
 5- 6*SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    11  13  1 45.8   5/ 0*BEATRICE (311)            2  0 0
 6/ 7 ISLANDERS (247)          434 562 16 43.6   6- 3*SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)    2  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

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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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ILLIS needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for BEATIE?  
BEATRICE's proud of her after beating FISHHOOK and getting 22 points.  Talk about yer 
big time losers!  IRISH FLAG got smashed by BALLERINA, and lost 19 points!  The 
Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause it's Number One!  RICHARD H. knows this.  
He was Dark Arena Challenged by the Duelmaster.  The crowds were amazed this turn, as 
RICHARD H. killed the Duelmaster, RED RED WINE, leaving HANGOVERS in mourning.  
FLAMING MOE gets to be new Duelmaster.  But doesn't this mean people might try to 
kill him, too?  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  
They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of BASHAHOLICS ANON must be getting 
lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  
Is there some deep dark secret why HANGOVERS' been avoiding BASHAHOLICS ANON so much? 
Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can HANGOVERS' FLAMING MOE be more popular 
than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ILLIS ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear 
from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAMING MOE 2420             20  15  0   116       HANGOVERS (265)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEATH BAR 2826                7   0  0   118       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)
 IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632    25   3  0   108       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 NAZARETH 2503                25   9  0   101       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 LONG ISLAND 2500             20   3  0   101       HANGOVERS (265)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THERE IS A GOD 2779          10   5  0    90       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 MARGARITA 2633               10   7  0    80       HANGOVERS (265)
 THOSE I HURT 2778             9   8  0    74       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHURCH OF RISING SUN 2657    10   7  1    63       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787       8   5  0    55       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 BALLERINA 2832                4   2  0    53       BEATRICE (311)
-TORTY 2835                    6   0  0    50       BEATRICE (311)
 FISHHOOK 2807                11  16  0    49       ISLANDERS (247)
 BEATIE 2831                   4   1  0    49       BEATRICE (311)
-BALL 2836                     6   1  0    42       BEATRICE (311)
 TIKI 2840                    10   6  0    36       ISLANDERS (247)
-STONE TEMPLE PILOT 2755       5   5  0    36       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 IRISH FLAG 2674               6   7  2    35       HANGOVERS (265)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUMAN PRETZEL 2926            4   1  1    24       SHEWISH MUNCHIES (310)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEARL 2944                    2   1  0    19       ISLANDERS (247)
 HULA MIA 2947                 2   0  0    16       ISLANDERS (247)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HYMN HO 2949            0  1 0 CHAPEL ROCK 287      DARK CHAMPION         304  NONE
RED RED WINE 2481      16  5 1 HANGOVERS 265        RICHARD H.            304  NONE
BOOMER 2948             0  2 0 ISLANDERS 247        VENAL CLERK           304  NONE
SHARK TOOTH 2837        4 12 0 ISLANDERS 247        IRISH FLAG 2674       302   
TSUMO JOE 2937          0  2 0 ISLANDERS 247        HUMAN PRETZEL 2926    301   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Flaming Moe -- If I could prove you were a witch, you'd be put to the flame all right
(and there would be much rejoicing). -- Those I Hurt

Margarita -- And with my God's help, I will overcome this addiction. -- There is a

Tiki -- Bad matchup for you, good for me. -- Fearless Inventory

Heath Bar -- Why should a superior chocolate-and-toffee bar be surprised at success?
-- Jorja

Assur -- I dunno, why WOULD you want to change what you do well? -- Jorja

Three-two, with the wins being over standbys.  It'll do. -- Pearl

Our congratulations to Red Red Wine.  You should be popular on the Isle of the Eye.
-- Jorja and the Islanders

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

RED RED WINE was viciously butchered by RICHARD H. in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HYMN HO was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
FLAMING MOE overpowered THOSE I HURT in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
LONG ISLAND unbelievably bested THERE IS A GOD in a exciting 5 minute veteran's fight.
IMMACULATECOLLECTION outwaited VETERAN MERCENARY in a 8 minute uneven brawl.
NAZARETH outlasted M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 11 minute one-sided struggle.
MARGARITA handily defeated FEARLESS INVENTORY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TIKI was vanquished by SCRAWNY GEORGE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FISHHOOK was vanquished by BEATIE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
IRISH FLAG was vanquished by BALLERINA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PEARL beat MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's melee.
HULA MIA defeated MINI-PUMPKIN in a 1 minute novice's match.
BOOMER was viciously butchered by VENAL CLERK in a 1 minute brutal amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  21 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  14 -  0      13  |

Turn 304 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        3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FLAMING MOE 2420           20  15  0  116 HANGOVERS (265)
STRIKING ATTACK  MARGARITA 2633             10   7  0   80 HANGOVERS (265)
WALL OF STEEL    TIKI 2840                  10   6  0   36 ISLANDERS (247)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FLAMING MOE 2420.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THERE IS A GOD 2779.  The ten other most popular fighters were PEARL 2944, 

The least popular fighter this week was IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were NAZARETH 2503, BOOMER 2948, IRISH FLAG 2674, FISHHOOK 
2947, and BALLERINA 2832.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

RED RED WINE (59-2481) HANGOVERS (265)