Date   : 01/31/2007    Duedate: 02/13/2007


DM-81    TURN-2

This Weeks Top Honors



Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader


Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MICEPICK                       MICEPICK
RODENT CLAN (37)               RODENT CLAN (37)
(81-207) [1-1-0,5]             (81-207) [1-1-0,5]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)      42
2. AARP (41)                   39      FURRY FURY (25)
3. WAR MACHINE (26)            39      Unchartered Team
4. CAROLINA BLUE (9)           33
5. AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)        31      JUST CHILLIN (28)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*JUST CHILLIN (28)          8   2  1 80.0   1/ 1*JUST CHILLIN (28)         8  2 1
 2/ 5*AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)       7   3  2 70.0   2/ 3*AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      7  3 2
 3/ 4*VAMPIRATES (38)            7   3  1 70.0   3/ 6*LA PENTARCHIE (11)        7  3 1
 4/10*AARP (41)                  7   3  1 70.0   4/ 4*RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)    7  3 1
 5/ 6*LA PENTARCHIE (11)         7   3  1 70.0   5/ 5*VAMPIRATES (38)           7  3 1
 6/ 3*RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)     7   3  1 70.0   6/10*AARP (41)                 7  3 1
 7/18*DARQUE AGES (29)           6   4  1 60.0   7/19*RODENT CLAN (37)          6  4 1
 8/19*RODENT CLAN (37)           6   4  1 60.0   8/18*DARQUE AGES (29)          6  4 1
 9/37*MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)      6   4  0 60.0   9/17*CAROLINA BLUE (9)         6  4 0
10/14*DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)      6   4  0 60.0  10/14*DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     6  4 0
11/12*CAROLINA BLUE (9)          6   4  0 60.0  11/36*MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)     6  4 0
12/33*LIFE IMPACTS (2)           6   4  0 60.0  12/ 2*CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       6  4 0
13/ 2*CLAN LONGBEARD (39)        6   4  0 60.0  13/23*LIFE IMPACTS (2)          6  4 0
14- 9*DEATHONTHESANDS (33)       3   2  1 60.0  14/13*CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       5  4 0
15/17*CULT OF BACCHUS (4)        5   4  0 55.6  15/16*INEBRIATION (27)          5  4 0
16/16*INEBRIATION (27)           5   4  0 55.6  16/ 7*BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        5  5 2
17/ 8*BATTLE GRUNTS (20)         5   5  2 50.0  17/22*LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)    5  5 1
18/22*LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)     5   5  1 50.0  18/11*ERRATA (44)               5  5 0
19/28*D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)       5   5  0 50.0  19/25*CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       5  5 0
20/11*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)      5   5  0 50.0  20/12*DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)     5  5 0
21/15*THE DRAUGS (17)            5   5  0 50.0  21/30*D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)      5  5 0
22/31*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)       5   5  0 50.0  22/20*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     5  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
23/23*LITERATE LOONS (40)        5   5  0 50.0  23/24*LITERATE LOONS (40)       5  5 0
24/13*DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)      5   5  0 50.0  24/15*THE DRAUGS (17)           5  5 0
25/34*CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)        5   5  0 50.0  25/28*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      5  5 0
26/20*ERRATA (44)                5   5  0 50.0  26/43*BLADESMEN (45)            4  5 0
27/38*BLADESMEN (45)             4   5  0 44.4  27/21*WAR MACHINE (26)          4  6 2
28/21*WAR MACHINE (26)           4   6  2 40.0  28/39*STREET WALKERS (14)       4  6 1
29/41*STREET WALKERS (14)        4   6  1 40.0  29/ 8*BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    4  6 1
30/39*KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)    4   6  1 40.0  30/40*KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)   4  6 1
31/ 7*BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)     4   6  1 40.0  31/27*WARMASTERS (15)           4  6 0
32/29*ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)        4   6  0 40.0  32/35*KNIGHTBLADE (23)          4  6 0
33/40*DESOLATE ONES (36)         4   6  0 40.0  33/32*ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       4  6 0
34/26*DARK ENCLAVE (16)          4   6  0 40.0  34/41*DESOLATE ONES (36)        4  6 0
35/36*KNIGHTBLADE (23)           4   6  0 40.0  35/26*DARK ENCLAVE (16)         4  6 0
36/43*THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)     4   6  0 40.0  36/38*THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    4  6 0
37/27*AARDVARK HAMMERZ (31)      4   6  0 40.0  37/29*AARDVARK HAMMERZ (31)     4  6 0
38/24*WARMASTERS (15)            4   6  0 40.0  38- 9*DEATHONTHESANDS (33)      3  2 1
39-35*RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)      2   3  0 40.0  39/44*CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)      3  7 2
40-25*LEGION OF SOLITUDE (46)    2   3  0 40.0  40/42*KATHOUSE (3)              3  7 0
41/44*CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)       3   7  2 30.0  41-37*LEGION OF SOLITUDE (46)   2  3 0
42/42*KATHOUSE (3)               3   7  0 30.0  42-34*RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)     2  3 0
43/30*ASSASSIN NATION (34)       2   7  0 22.2  43/31*ASSASSIN NATION (34)      2  7 0
44/32*AS SEEN ON TV II (7)       2   8  0 20.0  44/33*AS SEEN ON TV II (7)      2  8 0
45/ 0*HUCKLE'S CAT (51)          1   4  0 20.0  45/ 0*ETERNAL ABYSS (48)        1  4 0
46/ 0*ETERNAL ABYSS (48)         1   4  0 20.0  46/ 0*HUCKLE'S CAT (51)         1  4 0
47/ 0*MULLETS! (50)              0   5  0  0.0  47/ 0*MULLETS! (50)             0  5 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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     Rillion stood outside the rusty gates contemplating the paths he had walked in
life.  It had been many years since he had visited Malcorn and even more since he had
found himself outside these gates.  Inside was the house where he had been raised.
Inside lived the man who had been like a father to him.  The gates appeared to be in
ill repair but there issued no sounds of protest as he pushed them open.
     As he approached the manor house his keen hearing could already detect the
sounds of claws scraping at the inside of the door.  'Poor thing', Rillion thought as
remembered that his father's 'pets' were no longer to roam free in the yard, not
after the mauling.  Sure the victim, a petty thief had deserved it for having the
audacity to break into the compound, but the sight and all the blood had unnerved the
neighbors.  Not wishing to displease Lord Malcorn, his father had agreed to keep his
pets inside, since he would not agree to have them bound.
     The door opened before his hand could reach the knocker.  Insider an elderly man
stood beside a small wolf.  "Rillion!  I knew it must be you.  Mir always could smell
you coming a mile away," said the man inside patted the wolf on the head.
     "Father, Airagon, it is good to see you.  You look stronger then when I left.  I
hope you are feeling as well as you look?"
     "Yes, retirement has done wonders for my health.  Come in, come in.  I was just
about to fix lunch," said Airagon as he led Rillion into the house.  "You look paler
Rillion, is everything all right with you?"
     "I am well.  It is just my connection with the shadow realms has weakened, a
side effect of all the trouble with magic that happened.  Nothing serious for myself
but it does touch on why I am here."
     "Hush, let business wait until after lunch.  We have much catching up to do
before we talk business."
     While Airagon prepared sandwiches and iced tea, Rillion spent a few minutes
looking around the den.  The shelves were lined with plagues and small busts of
gladiators.  Over two-dozen gladiators were honored, each a graduate from Airagon's
original stable of gladiators, The Draugs.
     After the two ate and made small talk on what they had been up to over the years
the talk finally turned to why Rillion had made the trek home.  "I fear that besides
just changing my skin tone, the trouble with magic and the weakening of my connection
with the shadow realms has had another unfortunate side effect.  My golems are no
longer performing as they once did.  It has been many years since any were able to
win a tournament.  If I am to remain competitive I need new gladiators, ones less
dependent on the dark magic that animates my Demons of Darkness.  I figured you might
be willing to lend me a hand.  Assuming of course your techniques have not been
diminished by the trouble as well"
     "My methods are still as effective as always.  But Rillion, you know I don't
create gladiators to compete in tournaments.  That is why I am retired.  The focus on
tournament dueling has come to dominate the arena system and I will not subject my
darlings to such rigorous training and scrutiny as is required for tournament
success," said Airagon.  He continued, his disappointment and disapproval plainly
evident on his face, "Tournament managers, yourself included, need to recruit and
train far more gladiators than they actually use, trying to find those that learn the
fastest and learn the right things.  Then they cast off the extra gladiators that
don't exceed expectations.  I will not have my friends abused so."
     "I know your feelings on the subject and I have not returned to have this
argument yet again.  Here," said Rillion as he pulled out a scroll and tossed it onto
the table between them.  Airagon picked up the scroll and smiled as he saw the title:
'ANNOUNCING THE NO-TOURNAMENT ARENA'.  He gave Airagon a moment to read the entire
scroll before continuing.  "I wish to use your Draugs to field a team in this new
arena, Shadowspire.  You always had a knack for training your pets to do well in the
arena, even if you were never willing to do what it took to win at tournaments.  So
what do you say father, will you help me?"
     Airagon looked up from the scroll and into the eyes of the monstrous spawn of
violence he had adopted after its human mother had died in childbirth and smiled,
"Yes my boy, yes I will."  Then his eyes turned towards Mira, the small wolf that lay
at their feet, "and I have the perfect first recruit for you."

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                         A SERIOUS SPOTLIGHT BY LIFE IMPACTS

     With the advent of this throwback arena, it seemed only appropriate to title the
Consortium team something that had "throwback meaning" and to take a nostalgic trip
back to yesteryear.  (For The Consortium boss, that is a lot longer back than most!)
Hence the name of the team became "Life Impacts".  The cast of characters and their
relevance is:
     SMITTY.  For most of the early life, my (Wayne Smith) nickname was Smitty.  My
wife of 35 years yet calls me that today.  (Not that she doesn't call me a lot of
other stuff, but that is the most consistent title.)  Interestingly enough, some of
my earlier short-term nicknames were Tank and Smythe.
     C.H.S. stands for Cannelton High School of which Smitty is a proud 1963
graduate.  The Bulldogs (hence the team name Bulldogs in Aruak City) gradating class
that year was 42!  Cannelton High School, yet today, is the second smallest high
school in Indiana.  My Father, Sister, and Brother are all C.H.S. graduates, and Mom,
Shelley and Mark all yet live in Cannelton, IN--population 1800.
     MRS. VAUGHN was the most influential teacher I ever had.  She taught high school
English, Literature, and Latin.  I think she thought of me as her prized student over
her 40+ years of teaching.  I was a bit of a scamp in my younger years and she once
said of me, "You're as cute as a speckled pup, but that's not half as cute as you
think you are."  (I wonder what she meant?)  Mrs. Vaughn is a quite elderly lady and
to this day she lives across the street from my sister and her husband, and they help
take care of her and her many cats.
     CANTEX.  For many years (35, I think) my father was an over-the-road truck
driver and Teamster union official for Cannelton Sewer Pipe Co. which later merged
with Texas Sewer Pipe into CANTEX.  The home office, the union office, and the
sprawling clay pipe yards and factory in tiny Cannelton were some of my playgrounds
of yesteryear.
     PURPLE ACE.  My next stomping grounds, after C.H.S. were at The University Of
Evansville (IN) on an Engineering Scholarship.  The mighty Purple Aces of Evansville
were a Division 2 basketball powerhouse in those days, and I proudly acquired an
Engineering degree and later an MBA there.  (Side note:  I babysat, one night, with
my girlfriend for Jerry Sloan--the greatest player ever from UE--for those too old to
remember him--he led the Purple Aces to a 29-0 season and on the cover of Life Mag
dually with UCLA also undefeated in that Wooden year; he is one of only three Chicago
Bulls players with his jersey retired; and was a many, many year coach of the Utah
professional team.)
     EXTRUSION.  My first real job as a co-op Engineer during college was as a Junior
Engineer in the thermoplastics extrusion industry at Crescent Plastics.  I use that
early knowledge to this day in the expanded polystyrene and polypropylene industry
which now funds my real passion--DM!
     Thank you for allowing me to take this trip to yesteryear and for allowing me to
share it with you.  Good luck to all in both your DM career, and in this exciting and
interesting start up of a special arena.

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     Here we are!  Oldies but Goodies....
     Who am I?  Well, I was in the French Duelthing since the first turn of Aruak...
which makes me happy with my 11 team number!  After the unnatural death of my beloved
game and a few years of mourning I had to start from scratch in the US Duelthing.  I
discovered the mega-managers phenomenon and wasn't too happy with it, but indeed this
is still my favorite game....
     How do I play?  You will see....  I do downchallenge since I think that the
number of points is of little value compared to the quality of the warrior (an AB,
tourney-loaded of 20 FE with 50 points upchallenging a TP of 18 FE with 70 points, is
the real downchallenger for me...), but otherwise I try to be civil.  Note:  I will
declare war on anyone challenging and killing one of my warriors on this blind turn
     Alliances?  No, but I do like some people....  I will share my info with my good
pal Blackstorm, and I must confess I do like all the Consortium members....
     The Big Cat is Big.  No fun.
     The Small Cat is small.  No fun.  Serious business.
     L'Heritier is the heir of warriors with a style who gave me a lot of good times.
But he is a puny heir.
     Import-Export has a style still mysterious for me.  He showed his talent on turn
1.  Booh.
     Consortium?  Is a tribute to the Consortium.
     Le Pentarque.
     I must add, thanks to Deke.

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					  Updates from the Counting House

     The door closed behind the last of the managers and Issy hopped off his stool
and shuffled quickly to the door to lock it tight.  Sliding the bar across, he pulled
down the metal braces before sliding the metal bar across and fitting the lock the
size of his head through the eyes of the bar and the one on the wall.  Comfortable
that the door was secure, she returned to her desk, pushing some dust off a desk and
onto the floor as she went by it.  At her desk, she grabbed the ledger, and then
continued her trip to the back office.
     A knock at the door drew a muffled, "COME IN!!"
     Juggling the large book, she twisted the handle and pulled the door open.  The
room behind the door had stacks of paperwork and books on every surface and most of
the chairs.  The head of a man could be seen behind two smaller stacks on the largest
desk in the room.  The man's head moved from side to side as he read the paper that
he had partially raised off the desk.  After a few moments he looked up and saw her
and a smile spread across his face.
     "ISSY!!  What can I do for you, my dear?"
     His smile was the strangest thing to her.  She was well into her middle years
and seldom drew smiles from men anymore, so perhaps that was most of the effect.  But
his smile managed to make her feel like smiling and straightening her dress and shawl
to impress him.  She always refrained from doing either, but the feeling itself was
     "Sir, it's time to go over today's activity.  I know you'll be leaving tomorrow,
so we really should discuss matters before that."
     "Tomorrow," he asked.  He pushed aside some papers, sending one stack scattering
all over the floor.  Finding a thicker sheet of paper, he looked at it intently.  A
smile spread across his face as he looked it over.  "Oh yes.  Quite right.  Tomorrow
I leave for Lapur for the day, then back here for the fights, and then to Lin Tirian.
Messy business that...."
     "Yes sir," she interrupted.  She did not care about Lin Tirian or his problems.
If they did their review then she could go home.  Then he would be traveling for the
next ten days again and she could get things back to normal for a while.  "The
     He shoved himself back from the desk and stood.  With hands just over the top of
his rump, he stretched backwards before walking around the desk.  He then scooted
some papers aside on the desk and sat on the edge of it looking at her.
     "Very good.  You will be quite pleased.  As you saw, the first turn was better
than most expected.  I am pleased to report that the five merchants that you brought
to town and helped get started have supplied over 60% of the teams in some form or
another.  According to those two louts you saddled me with, we have three times the
business of any other network of merchants.  Weapons, lumber, practice dummies, ale,
and some form of clear gel which was explained as a quite obscene product seem to be
the biggest movers.  Some matters for your consideration,
     "JUST CHILLIN and ERRATA are refusing to use the branded weapons in the arena.
They want the discount and weapons without branding or they will have their own
brought in again next fight.
     "CLAN LONGBEARD is complaining about one of their warrior's accidentally shaving
off a length of beard because a sword was too sharp.
     "VAMPIRATES are refusing delivery unless you meet with their manager directly.
They did however lease weapons for last turn.  Incidentally one was broken when they
returned it.  They claim it was shoddy worksmanship, but I have my doubts.
     "AMERICAN MUSCLE and INEBRIATION have decided to use original local merchants
for all purchases.  We counter offered, but they have not responded yet.
     "DEATHONTHESANDS and AARP fought this turn, but no one has identified where they
are staying or how their weapons and warriors arrived.  I have Manda looking into it.
She has quite a 'way' with people.
     "RODENT CLAN.  These guys may be trouble.  They ordered top of the line items,
paid promptly, but now are claiming that the gnawed upholstery and damaged woodwork
is our fault and not because of their own...tendencies....  They want brand new items
at no cost to them to replace the 'damaged' products.
     "LUROCIAN SCHOLARS are claiming that our book selection is too slim.  They want
us to expand our selection to at least 8000 titles and permission to 'browse' any
work for as long as they want on the premises.
     "LITERATE LOONS have made a similar request, but they want to eat the books on
the premises.
     "D2 MIGHTY DUCKS are requesting something called 'hawky sticks'??  We told them
that killing hawks with sticks is fairly hard and they laughed wildly and said that
they still wanted them.
     "KNIGHTBLADE and BLADESMEN wish to have their credit lines expanded.  I should
note that we have yet to receive any payment from either of them on the standard
start-up amount you authorized.
     "ORCS HATE PHYSICS has changed their name to MIGHTY MEAD ORCS.
     "Oh, and THE MONGOLOIDS II have made a request before the council for horses to
be allowed in the arena for their warriors.  I don't see it passing, but we have
managed to sell them about four dozen horses of middle quality at premium prices so
that they are ready if it does pass.
     "Oh, and last count of the treasury had us showing a profit in the last six
months of 135%."
     Shaking his head, Master Beru began working through the details.  He wondered
what the individual merchants were handling on their own if these queries were coming
back to him.  Pushing that thought aside for later, he dove into the task at hand,
longing for a shot of leaving the counting house before the first watch changed.

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                            by Pauly, mgr. The Bunkhouse
                       (Originally posted in Aradi, turn 405)

     "Ale!", shouted Red Tail, trying to be heard above the noise in the busy tavern.
Unfortunately the only barmaids in the vicinity were preoccupied talking to a tall
man wearing the most unique and awe inspiring suit of armor he had ever seen.  Red
Tail wondered if he could find armor like that, but assumed it was probably
trademarked.  Giving up for the moment on getting a fresh ale, Red Tail looked around
and not for the first time thought that Aradi was probably the strangest city he had
ever been to.  The vast majority of the bar patrons sported bags or sacks of varying
dimensions, hanging low from their belts, which he soon learned contained nuts of all
shapes and sizes.  Nut sacks were hot in Aradi, but it was only the second most
popular product in the city.  Scrod, some sort of fish, was number one.  Scrod was
used in a seemingly endless variety of products, as Red Tail learned first hand after
taking a big gulp of Scrod Ale.  Apparently it was an acquired taste.
     "Sorry for the wait sir, here's another ale for ya, scrod free, I promise.
     Red Tail snapped out of his daydream and thanked the barmaid.  Turning his mind
to the matter at hand, Red Tail began to get irritated and a little worried that the
mysterious man who had contacted him had not yet shown.  What worried Red Tail was
that work was slow for mercenaries lately and if this job didn't pan out,  he and the
rest of his men might actually have to return home to their wives and children and
get real jobs.  Red Tail shuddered.  Far to the east, Red Tail and his men were known
as the Ale House Mercs, because if you wanted to find them for a job, you'd always
find them in the favorite tavern of the town where their last paying gig ended.  And
Red Tail always closed his deals in the tavern over a mug of ale.  If the person
didn't drink, Red Tail would not take the job, as he didn't trust anyone who didn't
drink.  But here, on this strange island far to the west, no one had ever heard of
the Ale House Mercs.  Except, that is, for one man, for some odd reason.
     Once again Red Tail was snapped out of his reverie by a loud voice.  "Hey!  You
that Red Tail fella?  Hey boy, I'ma talkin' to ya!"
     "Yeah, I'm Red Tail, but watch who you call boy, friend," answered Red Tail.
      "Okay, okay tough guy.  I didn't know you was so sensitive.  I'll try real hard
to be nice, but only cuz I need a very important job done," said the stranger.
     "What exactly is it that you have in mind?", asked Red Tail.
     "Well," began the fiery man, " I need you and yer goons to protect a shipment a
goods I'm sending over ta Zensu.  Goods that you don't need ta know nothin' bout,
bo...Red Tail.  Only thing you need ta know is that if anything happens ta that
shipment, your sorry keester will have ta deal with me, comprende amigo?"
     "Yeah, I got it.  Where, when, and most importantly, how much?  And before you
even say it, I will not accept payment in scrod of any way, shape, or form."
     "Yer a touchy lad aren't ya?", said the man as he slid over a map to Red Tail,
"Be at the Scrodplant Slough docks at first light the day after tomorrow.  The map
will take you there if yer smart enough ta follow it.  As far as payment goes, 2,000
gold pieces up front, another 10,000 when the job is done."
     Red Tail nearly spit his ale across the table at the amount of gold mentioned.
Red Tail downed the rest of his ale and grabbed the arm of the barmaid as she walked
by, "Two more please, if you would," asked Red Tail.  12,000 gold among roughly 100
men (the number tended to fluctuate in his line of work) would keep them comfortable
for quite some time, even the way they spent gold.  Still, Red Tail hesitated to
accept, knowing that the nature of this man's goods was probably not exactly legal.
He and his crew had definitely had a few brushes with the law over the years, but the
amount of gold being thrown at him made him think any trouble he ran into might be
more than he could chew.  After all, you can't spend gold hanging from the end of a
rope.  Red Tail briefly wondered how harsh justice was in Aradi.  It seemed to be
over now, but apparently there had been some sort of livestock ban on the city and
surrounding area, for reasons Red Tail did not care to know.  Finally, Red Tail
decided that he and his men needed the gold too badly, and if they could get through
this job okay, they'd have plenty of time to be a little picky about the next job.
      "Well, BOY!  Yes or no!?", hollered the man, just as the barmaid returned with
two ales.  Red Tail pushed a silver piece towards the barmaid, who surprisingly
pushed it right back.
     "Any friend of Barnabas is a friend of mine," said the barmaid winking at
Barnabas, who returned the wink, and added a slap to her bottom which brought a
delighted squeak .  "This one's on the Blind Cyclops," she said as she walked away.
     "What's it gonna be, Deadsnail, I ain't got all day," said Barnabas, his mind
still half on the serving wench.
     Red Tail grabbed a mug of ale and slid one towards Barnabas.  Raising his mug,
Red Tail answered, "Yes," and extended his mug towards Barnabas who did the same.
They clanked mugs and sealed the deal with a healthy pull, as was the custom of the
captain of the Ale House Mercs.
     Somewhere, in the distance, a baby cried.
     Red Tail turned in the direction the sound was coming from and when he turned
back, Barnabas was gone.
     "Grolsch!", yelled Red Tail.  A large man turned away from the bar and came and
sat down at Red Tail's table.
     "We got a job, cap?" asked the grizzled fighter.
     "Yeah, just a simple guard job, easy money," answered Red Tail," Where are the
     "Over at some tavern called the Blinking Starfish," replied Grolsch.
     "Hmm, interesting," said Red Tail, "tell them they have a day to do what they
want, but I want everyone back to our camp outside of town by sundown tomorrow."
     "Alright cap, I'm on it," and with that, he was on his way to gain entrance to
the Blinking Starfish.
     Red Tail finished his ale, then stood and walked out of the bar.  As he walked
out the door he bumped into someone.  He was about to tell whoever it was to watch
where he was going, when he looked down and noticed the whole front of his body was
coated with what seemed to be...snot.
     "Oh man, sorry about that.  On the bright side, it's an excellent exfoliate."
Red Tail looked up at the speaker and froze in astonishment.  He was covered from
head to toe in snot.  Oozing, mucusy snot.  Red Tail, not believing his eyes, just
turned and started walking towards his camp outside of town, leaving the snot covered
guy standing in the doorway with a confused look on his face.  "Geez, what's his
     As the sun broke the horizon, Red Tail and his crew of mercenaries came into
view of the docks at Scrodplant Slough.  Red Tail let out a long breath as he caught
sight of the two large ships waiting for him and his crew, just like Barnabas said.
Red Tail was beginning to feel much better about the whole thing, starting with last
night, when two flunkies working for Barnabas dropped off a chest filled with the
2,000 gold coins promised up front.
     The company of mercenaries were about halfway through the wide clearing leading
up to the docks when Red Tail heard a baby crying in the distance.  It was at this
point that Red Tail, for some strange reason, realized he had been royally screwed
over by Barnabas.  Unfortunately, it was much too late.
     A shrill horn sounded and suddenly armed soldiers started pouring out of the
surrounding trees.  Red Tail unsheathed his sword and could hear the rasp of steel on
leather as his men did the same.  As only a seasoned soldier could, Red Tail quickly
estimated he was outnumbered ten to one.  Though his men would sell their lives
dearly they had no hope for survival if they fought.  They were surrounded on all
sides by the Aradi soldiers and a lone officer rode out.
     "Lay down your weapons and your lives will be spared," said the officer.  He was
a large man, wearing a suit of studded leather armor and a longbow rested across the
pommel of his saddle.  "You have the word of Sir Indimar Fallon, now give back the
     Red Tail was confused at the mention of an artifact, but before he could
respond, one of his men called out, "Hey, don't you work at that coffee place,
Scrodbucks or something like that?"
     Indimar turned a little red as he felt his authority wasn't being fully
respected, but he responded in an even tone, "Yes, I am the owner/operator of
Scrodbucks, as well as the Scrod Shoppe.  In fact, if this works out all right, you
should stop by the store.  I've got some great TOGS V merchandise that's priced to
move.  In fact, I've also...."
     A soldier behind Indimar cleared his throat loudly, derailing him from his sales
pitch.  "Oh right," said Indimar, "sorry, I get excited at the prospect of future
commerce.  Anyway, I'm not technically an officer in the army,  but I was asked by
certain members of the FONZ to oversee the retrieval of an item stolen from them last
night.  This item is of great value to them."
     Red Tail rode forward hands raised.  Halfway to Indimar he dismounted and laid
down his weapons, indicating his men should do the same.  Indimar dismounted and
walked to meet Red Tail.
     "My name is Red Tail, I am the captain of these men," he started," but I think
there is some kind of misunderstanding, for we have stolen no artifact.  I don't even
have a clue who or what the FONZ is."
     "An eyewitness reported seeing a small group of men leave your camp late last
night and return a few hours later carrying a chest.  A chest that looks exactly like
that one, " said Indimar, pointing to a chest secured to a wagon.
     "That was given to us by a man named Barnabas as payment for a job he wished
done," pleaded Red Tail," we have stolen nothing."
     "Yes, I know about your deal with Barnabas," said Indimar, "I spoke to him the
very night you did.  He said you declined his offer, because you already had
something going and would be leaving Aradi in a couple days.  It was remembering that
conversation that set me right on your trail when I was notified something of great
worth had been stolen."
     "Go ahead and check the chest, it only contains gold," said Red Tail, his heart
trying to jump into his throat.  A couple of Aradi's finest came forward and removed
the chest from the cart, placing it before Indimar.  Indimar opened the chest,
revealing an impressive amount of gold pieces.
     "See," said Red Tail," just gold."  As soon as Red Tail finished his sentence,
Indimar kicked over the chest, spilling the gold, and rolling out from the bottom of
the chest to lay atop the gold, was a golden statue of a fish.  Once again, a baby
cried in the distance.  But it was not just any gold fish,  it was the Golden Scrod,
and as the early morning light danced across it's shiny surface, Red Tail couldn't
help but feel awed at the sight, even though it condemned him.
     "It's glorious," whispered Indimar, a single tear running down his cheek.
Slowly, he reached out with his hand to pick up the Golden Scrod, but stopped a
hair's breadth away and reluctantly pulled back his hand, "Not till it is mine by
right of victory, shall I touch the Golden Scrod, for until that time, I am unworthy
to grasp it tightly between my fingers."
     Snapping out of his own trance, Red Tail rapidly spoke," We've been set up!  I
don't know why but you must believe me!"  Indimar was about to speak when a soldier
came running up, having just inspected the boats.
     "Sir, the holds of the ships are filled with all kinds of livestock," reported
the soldier.  At this, Indimar's face grew dark, and he seemed to be exerting a
serious amount of energy to keep himself from striking Red Tail, who decided to take
a few steps back before once more pleading his case.
     "I know nothing of livestock either...." began Red Tail, but stopped when
Indimar raised his hand in a signal for silence.  He regained his composure once more
and spoke.
     "It is one thing to steal the Golden Scrod, but to steal livestock in Aradi is a
crime punishable by death.  We take our livestock very seriously here.  Enough talk,
the Chaos Lord (tm) will deal with you."
     A goat bleated in the distance.
     Red Tail gripped the bars of his cell, cursing the luck that brought him to this
damn island.  He wondered how the rest of his men were coping with the situation.
Apparently they were being kept outside of town in a roughly made prison, which
consisted of a wall and some lean-to's to protect them from the weather.  Red Tail
was kept in the main jail in the heart of Aradi for questioning, even though he knew
nothing.  After two days of questioning, Red Tail realized that Aradi was very close
to its livestock.  He along with the rest of his company were being sentenced to
death by scrod flatulence.  The only reason they were all still alive was because an
airtight room big enough for the entire company was still under construction.  Also,
the minions of this Chaos Lord (tm) were still in the process of harvesting scrod
colons for enough gas to kill one hundred men.  Evidently scrod flatulence was lethal
in a concentrated form, whereas a comparable amount of human flatulence was just
     "So, you're the leader of the Livestock Kidnapping Bandits?"
     Red Tail looked up and saw a young man standing outside his cell.  "Livestock
what?" replied Red Tail.
     The man held up the front page of a newspaper where in bold print was written:
     "Not the Aradi Free Press' best work, but catchy enough.  I'm called Pauly, and
I just saved your life.  At least for a while."
     "What are you talking about," asked Red Tail.
     "I know you were framed," started Pauly, "but unfortunately for you, no one's
going to take the word of a new, no name manager over that of Barnabas, a respected
member of the FONZ.  Well, member anyway.  Fortunately for you, I found another way
to gain your freedom without actually proving your innocence."
     "I don't care if the crazy people here think I'm innocent or not, I just don't
want to die from fish farts, for the love of the gods," cried Red Tail.
     "Yes, I can imagine how unpleasant that would be," mused Pauly who started
chuckling to himself, "Oh ho man!  That is a messed up way to die.  Ha ha ha...."
     "Hey, snap out of it," yelled Red Tail, "how are you getting me and my men out
of here?"
     "Sorry, " said Pauly, wiping tears from his face, "Here's the deal.  A special
new arena is being opened up in Shadowspire.  Any warrior competing in this arena is
not allowed to participate in any tournaments.  The idea is to bring back the honor
and glory befitting the title of Duelmaster.  Those who spearheaded this idea are
taking it very seriously and once you commit to the arena, you can never leave until
one of two things happen.  You die, or you prove through combat that you are worthy
enough to travel to the Isle of the Eye, where immortality awaits."
     "Well that's great," said Red Tail," but how does that get me out of here?"
     "I'm getting to that," answered Pauly, "calm down.  It wasn't easy, but I was
able to convince certain influential members of the community that Shadowspire might
as well be a prison since the warriors can't leave and also that the vast majority of
you and your band of mercs will most likely die anyway in the duels.  Plus, Indimar,
Nuln (the Chaos Lord (tm) you've been hearing about), and even a representative of
the Consortium will be running a stable in Shadowspire, so if they still demand
satisfaction for your actions in Aradi, they can gun for you on the arena sands.
See, everyone wins."
     "Yeah, thanks a lot Pauly," answered Red Tail, "certain death versus almost
certain death.  You really helped us out."
     "Hey," said Pauly," at least you have a chance to fight for your life in
Shadowspire.  It's better than being dutch ovened by a bunch of scrod.  Besides, I
can only fight five guys at a time so depending on how fast you guys get mowed down,
some of you might actually lead a long and prosperous life.  So, are you in?"
     "What have we got to lose?", said Red Tail, "When do we leave?"
     "Now," said Pauly.  At that moment a guard walked in and opened the cell door.
"Follow me to freedom.  Um, kind of," said Pauly.
     Pauly and Red Tail walked silently through the city on their way to collect the
rest of the Ale House Mercs.  Suddenly a thought occurred to Red Tail.
     "Hey, why did Barnabas frame us?  And what's in this for you?" asked Red Tail.
     "Well, Barnabas recently started up his own band of mercenaries and he didn't
like you horning in on his territory," answered Pauly.
     "That's it!?" cried Red Tail, "you've got to be kidding me!?"
     "Sadly, no," replied Pauly, "One thing people usually learn the hard way about
Barnabas, is that you do not screw with his action.  And to answer your second
question, it's simply to gain recognition and experience.  The Tournament Of the
Golden Scrod is the premiere event in Aradi, and next time it comes around I will be
in it and I will be a force to be reckoned with!  It will be my face emblazoned on
everyone's nut sack in TOGS VI!  Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!"
     "Pauly," said Red Tail, starting to reconsider the whole death by flatulence
thing, "PAULY!!"
     "...hahaha.....oh sorry," said Pauly, "I got caught up in the moment.  Anyhow, I
still have much to learn and much to prove to my peers before my dream of TOGS
domination can be realized.  So, are you going to be one of the first five?"
     "Absolutely," answered Red Tail, "My goal, nay, my obsession, is to seek out
vengeance against Barnabas.  The only way to do that is to fight my way to the Isle
of the Eye, and as an immortal, how can he stand against me?"
     In the distance, the crying of an infant could be faintly heard.
     "Okay!", yelled Red Tail, "what in the hells is with the crying baby, and that
goat that one time?"
     "Huh?  Oh, I guess I'm just used to Aradi now.  Some kind of random noise always
happens here when something dramatic takes place, or is about to happen.  Although
now that you mention it, it has been a crying baby more often than not lately.  Hmm.
Interesting," said the young manager.  Red Tail just shook his head.
     Once again they fell into silence as they walked through the city.  After a
couple of minutes they came upon some sort of temple like none Red Tail had ever
seen.  It....
     "Hey, cut out that description," Pauly yelled," Are you trying to get us sued
for copyright infringement?"
     "Wha..." began Red Tail, "never mind, fine, I won't look."
     As they neared the city gates, Red Tail saw a goat nosing through some trash.
As they passed the goat looked up and said, "Good luck in Shadowspire, Pauly."
     "Thanks Wayne, take it easy," replied Pauly.
     "Did that goat just talk?" asked Red Tail incredulously.
     "Yeah, of course," answered Pauly, "did you think I'd let a non-talking goat be
my lawyer?"
     "Wait," said Red Tail, "He's your lawyer?"
     "Hey, back off, " said Pauly defensively, "there was a little mix up about a
failed drug test that got leaked to the Aradi Free Press.  Needless to say, things
got a little messy and I needed some legal advice.  Let's just drop it okay?"
     "I need to get off this twisted island," said Red Tail, not for the first time.
     "I think you're right," answered Pauly, "you're way too high strung and serious
to live here.  Don't worry.  Soon we will be in Shadowspire, where death and glory
awaits.  The only question is which will you find?"
     In the distance, a baby goat bleated.
     "SHUT UP!!," yelled Red Tail.

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Introducing the Player Committee:

     The main purpose of the Player Committee is to maintain fair play in the arena:
Warriors that participate in Tournaments will be sent to the Dark Arena until they
are dead.  This means that the Player Committee has the power to send another
player's warrior to the Dark Arena.  Managers that abuse the rules of the Arena may
be banned/transferred from the Arena.
     Slot 1 is held be The Consortium:  Smitty as Chairman.  This slot expires on 31
March 2007.
     Slot 2 is held by Slugbait and expires on 30 May 2007.
     Slot 3 is held by Drake and expires on 31 July 2007.
     Slot 4 is held by Apex and expires on 30 September 2007.
     Slot 5 is held by Rillion and expires on 30 November 2007.
     Slot 6 will be elected based on fight participation in January and February
2007.  The election will take place in March 2007.  This Term of Office is April 1st
2007 to Jan 31 2008.
     Slot 7 will be elected based on fight participation in March and April 2007.
The election will take place in May 2007.  This Term of Office is June 1st 2007 to
March 31 2008.
     During the month that the chairperson's term expires the Player Committee will
select one of the remaining 4 players to be the next chairperson.  During the month
that any member's term expires the arena will vote for a different player to join the
Players Committee.
     Once the arena starts, if your team has fights during the 2 months prior to the
election, you can vote.  Your vote will be weighted by the number of fight you had.
     Slot 6 will be elected at the end of March based on arena participation in
January and February.
     Slot 7 will be elected at the end of May based on arena participation in March
and April.
     Slot 8 will be elected at the end of July based on arena participation in May
and June.
     So if the arena runs 3 turns in January and February, the maximum fights are 15.
Anyone with fights during that time period will be eligible to vote for Slot 6 at the
end of March.
     So let's say that Wayne is the Inaugural Chairman in slot 1.  He serves as
Chairman in January, February and March. He  will not be on the committee in April or
May.  He might be elected starting in June.  He will not be eligible for the Chairman
until the acting chairman's term is over.  I have designed it so that the inaugural
Chairman will serve only a brief term at the beginning of the arena.  Whoever is the
Second Chairman will likely have a longer tenure on as the Chairman.
     I will run for the Player Committee slot 6.  If I am elected I will serve from
April 2007 to January 2008.  I cannot run for chairman until the acting chairman's
term has expired.  This means you have to serve on the committee for at least 2
months before you can run for Chairman.  When the slot 1 Chairman's term expires, the
first 5 players (including the retiring Chairman) will vote for a new Chairman, one
of the 4 remaining players on the committee.
     The Chairman's vote is the tiebreaker in case of a tie vote.
     The committee can eject a player from the committee.  If the Chairman calls a
vote, AND the 4 other players all agree to eject a single player, that player will be
ejected.  There will be a special election to fill that player's slot.  The new
committee member will complete that slot's duration, not the full 8 months.
     If the 4 regular members all agree, the Chairman can be ejected as well.  The 4
regular members must first agree to select one of them to be the new Chairman.
     A player can resign from the committee.  If a player resigns there will be a
special election to fill that player's slot.  The new committee member will complete
that slot's duration, not the full 8 months.  Special elections will be weighted by
the number of fights from the previous two months.

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     It was very quiet as the flame haired, young looking woman slipped up to the
closed door.  She tilted her head for a moment, listening intently for any activity
beyond the door.  Hearing nothing, a quick look of concern crossed her face and she
silently eased the door open just enough to slip into the room.  Looking around, her
brows drew together in a frown as she saw a large desk, cluttered with papers and the
chair behind, empty.
     "You don't have to sneak into my office anymore, Dio." a deep bass voice rumbled
from off to her right, emanating from a mountainous figure obscured by the flickering
light and shadow given off by the fire that was beginning to ebb.  "One would think
that after five years of marriage, you'd earned the right to come in whenever you
     "That's true enough, Kendric, but I was hoping that it was quiet because you'd
finally managed to get everything straightened out and had merely fallen asleep--
again--at the desk," Dio replied, a fond smile quirking her lips as she gazed up into
his shadowed eyes.  "What news of Shadowspire?  Good, I hope." she said, walking over
to wrap her arms around her husband and lay her head on his chest.
     "The same.  None." he said, glancing down at the top of her head, smiling for a
moment before sighing deeply.  "It seems the Gladiatorial Commission has yet to be
satisfied with our petition to join this new arena.  If we hadn't been gone so long,
I'd almost wonder if we had an enemy sitting on the council.  Run arounds, 'lost'
messages, red tape and veritable oceans of paperwork and always the same 'Just sign
this one last document'.  Bah!  It's almost enough to make me drag the next petty
bureaucrat out onto the sands and bounce them around for about 5 minutes!"
      Against her will, Dio found herself giggling at the image of Kendric, standing
6'8" and well over 300 pounds of muscle dragging a poor, hapless official out into an
arena and thrashing him to within an inch of his life.  "Somehow, Husband, I don't
think that would help matters any.  I fear we must yet be patient...surely you'll
manage to meet with SOMEONE with brains and the backbone to use them to assist our
petition.  Besides," she said with a large smirk, "I think Lady Greywand might take
exception to someone fighting in a standard arena who can't die."
     "True enough, lass." he rumbled, beginning to chuckle as well.  "You always knew
best how to get me to see the logic of things."  Bending a bit to scoop her lithe,
warrior's body into his arms, he carried her to the chair and sat, she on his lap.
"And what news of YOUR venture, Lady Protector?  How stands Tarrgir and Aruak City?"
     Now it was her turn to sigh, running a hand through her fiery locks as she
gathered her thoughts.  "Of Tarrgir...there is not much news to be had.  The arena is
closed, or so the official story goes; however, there has been much hustle and bustle
of getting things repaired and ready for an influx of warriors, though I wasn't able
to ferret out to what ends.  There are none left there now who once might have helped
us with information."  She paused again, biting her lip pensively, and then spoke
again, this time with a hint of an edge to her voice.  "Aruak City is beset with much
turmoil..  fighting in the streets, magician versus sorcerer, people's minds being
stolen from them and turned into mindless slaves....  I fear we venture into a
maelstrom with no guide or map at hand."
     "Hmmm," Kendric mused, his eyes staring off into the past, "It almost feels like
we've done this before.  Last time, it was the Rirorni....  We must be careful to
choose the proper side to aid...though I tend to learn towards those opposing the
creation of mindless slave.  For now, I suggest we find a place to set up outside the
City proper and ease our way into the arena until we have a feel for who is friend
and who foe.  Perhaps I need to take a trip there myself...."

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     Spymaster Issues Report on the Dangers of Second-hand Shortswords.  TALCAMA.
There can be up to a total of six base metals in second-hand shortswords.  All of
which have been documented to kill if they are shaped into a pointy object and jabbed
in a vital area.  The new report from the Talcama Spymaster is alarming at best.  "We
are shocked at the widespread use of these things," an anonymous Commission flunky
was quoted as saying.  "People know the dangers and yet they keep using them," he
added.  It is no secret shortsword use has steadily been on the rise in many parts of
Alastari, especially among teens.  The reports of second-hand shortswords and their
inherent dangers are new however.  "We need to get the message out there about how
dangerous these things can be," the Talcaman Spymaster says.  He went on to warn,
"When you pick up a second-hand shortsword, it's as if you have stabbed everyone the
previous owner has stabbed.  It is just crazy!"  Crazy indeed!  We here at the SYP
will keep watch on further developments.
     "Nuln Gone Wild" a Flop.  ARADI.  The much hyped Scrodway show produced by FONZ,
INC lasted a total of 1 showing.  Actually less, but Scrodway experts are unsure how
they should measure the brief one man performance.  The final audience member, The
Sentinel of Aradi, left the theater ten minutes into the opening night performance,
lasting a full eight minutes longer than any other show patron.  When asked how he
endured the dreadful performance so long, "I fell asleep and this gods awful noise
woke me up," he replied.  The "gods awful noise" he referred to was no other than the
show's star Nuln.  The star's routine consisted of loud "hoots" and
constantly pulling up his halter top exposing his chest to the frightened audience.
One show reviewer labeled Nuln's performance as "unintentionally tragic."  Another
stated, "I will never look at goats and leg-warmers the same again."  The AFP
reviewer was overheard saying,  "I feel like my inner child has died."
     Alastari Reality Show to Put Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blade and Lirin in Same
Arena.  NORTH FORK.  Rumors are circulating that the Gladiatorial Commission will be
putting together a rather odd social experiment.  Can Andorians, Delarquans, Free
Blades, and Lirins co-exist with one another?  The GC hopes to answer that question
and boost their lagging ratings in the process.  While the project is still in pre-
production, spirits are running high this will be a smashing success.
     Rillion's One-Ale Plan Goes Awry!  SHADOWSPIRE.  What was supposed to be a short
stop at the Broken Wyvern Tavern turned into business as usual when Rillion and his
buddy The Greek Guy went out for, "just one ale."  One patron heard the manager
saying, "I have so much to do tomorrow, one ale and it is home and off to bed."  As
Rillion briefly went to the rear of the tavern to "drain the war flail", The Greek
Guy ordered a second round.  Upon his return, Rillion was distraught his friend had
ordered a second round.  The Greek Guy was seen by several witnesses apologizing
profusely; however, it was Rillion who decided to stay for "just one more."  The
evening spiraled out of control from there.  Twelve rounds, a horrible rendition of
YMCA, and a scathing diplomatic note to some unfortunate soul soon followed.
Insiders say Rillion awoke the next morning fully clothed on his couch wearing a
feather boa.  He could not be reached for comment.
     That is all for this edition of the Shadowspire Yellow Press.  If you have any
rumors, hearsay, or just plain innuendo about Shadowspire managers, feel free to
share with us here at the Yellow Press.  An email address at the end of this article
will let you know how to reach us.  Join us next time for these big stories:


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                              SHADOWSPIRE SURREALISTIC
                                 NO TOURNEY TRIBUNE
                                 Systole the Second
                               by Hammer the WordSmith
                                 ShadowSpire Scribe

"BLESSED BE the Lord, my Rock and my keen and firm Strength, Who teaches my hands to
war and my fingers to fight -- " -- Psalms 144:1 Amplified
time worn conflicts he and Hammer had survived in this and other time/space/
transdimensional adventures.
     The Warrior Dwarf and the Veteran Manager looked each other in the eyes and
nodded as the remains of RIGHT HAND HAMMER were finally laid to rest in the Hall of
the Slain somewhere deep within the confines of the Elven War Castle somewhere in the
mountainous hills far to the northwest beyond the outskirts of ShadowSpire Arena.
     "Why do you continue to send warriors and stables to Alastari?" asked GrimmDorr
when he and Hammer had a moment for reflection. "Your gladiators and stables carry
the Hammer brand and not everyone managing stables in the arenas you frequent even
remotely consider you a friend my friend."
     Hammer smiled grimly as the simple reply came readily and steadily with his
steel gaze:
     "The Fellowship!"
     Hammer looked intently as GrimmDorr put the newest AARDVARK HAMMERZ gladiator
through his training paces in preparation for the upcoming Sand Match. Hammer knew it
was one thing to read the paperwork and another to actually see the potential train
upon the sands before an official sand battle.
     Still it was far and beyond a whole other category of transcendental experience
when the recruited embarked upon a fateful career of glory or humiliation on the
arena sands. Battles yet to be foretold and recorded would bear the marks of honor or
humiliation as the blades of determination promised to bite into flesh and bone and
let the blood flow.
     GrimmDorr nodded his head in approval that the gladiator was worthy enough to
enter the ShadowSpire No Tourney Arena sands to do battle as an AARDVARK HAMMERZ
representative. This one showed greater promise than the originals recruited by
     The competition in ShadowSpire had already proven to be better than expected.
Especially since no gladiator had established himself or herself or itself as being
fit enough to sit on the ShadowSpire DuelMasters Throne ..... Perhaps Round Two .....

"May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"
Minister of War
ShadowSpire Scribe

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's 
corny) is RODENT CLAN, who swept up 12 places in the ranks.  Take a look at MIGHTY 
MEAD ORCS' act, as they have a 4-1-0 week and gain 25 places in the team ranking.  
Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's corny) is 
BLADESMEN, who swept up 17 places in the ranks.  Take a look at STREET WALKERS' act, 
as they have a 3-2-1 week and gain 11 places in the team ranking.  A seasoned team is 
steady in the lists.  But to BIG LAKE OUTCASTS, which fell to 29th, it's what you 
soak in before going to the Dark Arena.  Suffering under a 0-4-0 record and dropping 
from 31st to 43rd place were the ASSASSIN NATION.  Keep trying!  What goes up, must 
come down.  Watch out SHADOWSPIRE!  AS SEEN ON TV II may fall on you as it crushes 
past the teams below it to fall on the 44th spot.  It looks like the guys(?) at AARP 
had a good week as they went 4-1-0 to put them in 6th place.  I guess steroids help!  
Hey everybody, watch out for JULIUS PEPPERS, who flew up 16 points in the rankings 
after mashing ANGUS like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  AVARITIA was beat by STRAY CAT and drops 7 
points.  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!  
Did you hear that LIFE IMPACTS was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of LIFE IMPACTS' warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who 
like math, try this one:  LIFE IMPACTS + Weapons That go Boom = JUST CHILLIN + Avoid 
City.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, GUTENBERG would be president.  
Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  MOUSE OF PAIN of RODENT CLAN 
had better have a good reason for challenging down 9 points in a challenge which he 
won.  I thought MOUSE OF PAIN showed great skill and promise when he won victory over 
SEVEN TOE MOE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, 
BLAIR HAMMERTOE was mashed by DJAIMZ, who let BLAIR HAMMERTOE know that killing 
members of THE MONGOLOIDS II is a no-no.  Congrats to HO! HA-HA! GUARD! for revenging 
the death of his teammate (but more importantly, feeding '76 GRAN TORINO a bit of 
dirt).  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, FROSTY was mashed by THE COUNTESS, 
who let FROSTY know that killing members of VAMPIRATES is a no-no.  Congrats to 
EDWARD GOREY for revenging the death of his teammate (but more importantly, feeding 
THETA a bit of dirt).  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, HUNTER was mashed 
by PAVLOV, who let HUNTER know that killing members of LUROCIAN SCHOLARS is a no-no.  
Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems on the 
trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in SHADOWSPIRE have 
no sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make 
some tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FULTON 150                    2   0  2    23       WAR MACHINE (26)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJAIK 169                     2   0  0    23       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 '69 MUSTANG BOSS 236          2   0  1    22       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 SPONGE BATH 226               2   0  1    22       AARP (41)
 JAMES WORTHY 66               2   0  0    22       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 CHESHIRE RAT 204              2   0  0    22       RODENT CLAN (37)
 STRAY CAT 242                 2   0  0    21       ERRATA (44)
 ALBERTA CLIPPER 162           2   0  0    21       JUST CHILLIN (28)
 SLOGG 151                     2   0  0    21       WAR MACHINE (26)
 KRYSTA 41                     2   0  0    21       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 STUMP 238                     2   0  0    20       ERRATA (44)
 HOOK 212                      2   0  0    20       VAMPIRATES (38)
 '70 SUPERBIRD 233             2   0  0    20       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 SENSUAL SHREW 49              2   0  0    20       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 L'HERITIER 73                 2   0  0    19       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 CHAKHARI 108                  2   0  0    18       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 GROND 80                      2   0  0    18       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 ALDEBARAN 86                  2   0  0    18       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LONELY RAGE 125               2   0  0    18       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 MOUSE OF PAIN 206             2   0  0    18       RODENT CLAN (37)
 KIRI FACADE 37                2   0  0    18       KATHOUSE (3)
 DECIMUS 97                    2   0  0    17       WARMASTERS (15)
 JULIUS PEPPERS 63             1   1  0    17       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 KING COBRA 51                 1   1  0    17       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 BRENDAN BEHAN 221             1   1  0    17       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HO! HA-HA! GUARD! 178         1   1  0    17       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 E.E. CUMMINGS 219             2   0  0    16       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 THE SMALL CAT 74              2   0  0    16       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 RED TAIL 47                   2   0  0    16       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 URD 199                       2   0  0    16       DESOLATE ONES (36)
 CHAOS LORD 100                2   0  0    15       DARK ENCLAVE (16)
 NAEL GHUN 71                  2   0  0    15       DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)
 SERINA 133                    2   0  0    15       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 JIM BEAM 155                  2   0  0    15       INEBRIATION (27)
 ALEMA D'RAV 196               2   0  0    15       KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225           2   0  0    15       AARP (41)
 DJAIMZ 168                    1   1  0    15       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 '69 CHARGER 237               1   1  0    15       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 HAZER 119                     2   0  0    14       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 NIGHT FANG 126                2   0  0    14       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 ANVIL IRONFIST 84             2   0  0    14       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MYK 170                       1   1  0    14       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 DIVINE BOVINE 141             2   0  0    13       MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)
 COPERNICUS 163                2   0  0    13       DARQUE AGES (29)
 EXTRUSION 31                  2   0  0    13       LIFE IMPACTS (2)
 CHAUCER 164                   1   1  1    13       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BEREGDRAUG 106                2   0  0    12       THE DRAUGS (17)
 HA-THRUST! 180                2   0  0    12       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 THE COUNTESS 210              2   0  0    12       VAMPIRATES (38)
 DRUGE 38                      2   0  0    12       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-RAMA THE SHARK 186            1   0  1    12       DEATHONTHESANDS (33)
 NECROMOUSER 203               1   1  1    12       RODENT CLAN (37)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76              1   1  1    12       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 IRISA 35                      1   1  0    12       KATHOUSE (3)
 DAISY CHAINS 280              1   0  0    12       STREET WALKERS (14)
 AUSUBEL 270                   1   0  0    12       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 KREK 213                      2   0  0    11       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SNOW CONE 160                 2   0  0    11       JUST CHILLIN (28)
 KOQUISHA 109                  2   0  0    11       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 BURM WOLFSNARL 113            2   0  0    11       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 PAVLOV 228                    2   0  0    11       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 RECRUDESCENCE 81              2   0  0    11       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 DROP DEAD NED 140             2   0  0    11       MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)
 CRIMSON 122                   1   1  1    11       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED DRAGON HAMMER 177         1   1  0    11       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (31)
 4' THICK GLASSES 227          1   1  0    11       AARP (41)
 TURN-PARRY-DODGE 278          1   0  0    11       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 DREX 135                      1   1  0    11       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 PYOTR KAPITSA 193             1   1  0    11       KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)
 VYNAR 244                     1   1  0    11       BLADESMEN (45)
 JOAN OF ARC 165               1   1  0    11       DARQUE AGES (29)
 DIRTY DIANA 91                1   1  0    11       STREET WALKERS (14)
 BOREC 245                     1   1  0    11       BLADESMEN (45)
 THE BIG LIE 79                1   1  0    11       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 VYGOTSKY 230                  1   1  0    11       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 MIA HAMM 65                   2   0  0    10       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 FULL MOON SWOON 127           2   0  0    10       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 ALUMINUM WALKER 224           1   1  0    10       AARP (41)
-KERENA THE MAD 183            1   0  0    10       DEATHONTHESANDS (33)
-AHM THE VIOLENT 185           1   0  0    10       DEATHONTHESANDS (33)
 BLOODBEARD 211                2   0  1     9       VAMPIRATES (38)
 EDWARD GOREY 222              2   0  0     9       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 PURPLE ACE 29                 1   1  0     9       LIFE IMPACTS (2)
 WINTERBRAUN 46                1   1  0     9       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 ANN VYL 69                    2   0  0     7       DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)
 ALLANA D'RAV 195              1   1  1     7       KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)
 PAPA SMURF 60                 1   1  1     7       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 BAGLADY 90                    1   1  1     7       STREET WALKERS (14)
 WONDER WOMAN 62               1   1  1     7       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 DA VINCI 166                  1   1  0     7       DARQUE AGES (29)
 FREAKY REEKY 139              1   1  0     7       MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)
 SLICE RICE HAMMER 176         1   1  0     7       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (31)
 SKULD 200                     1   1  0     7       DESOLATE ONES (36)
 YUKON JACK 156                1   1  0     7       INEBRIATION (27)
 MRS. VAUGHN 28                2   0  0     6       LIFE IMPACTS (2)
 ICICLE 159                    2   0  0     6       JUST CHILLIN (28)
 ANGRENDRAUG 105               1   1  0     6       THE DRAUGS (17)
 BARON STONEWALL 85            1   1  0     6       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 GROLSCH 45                    1   1  0     6       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 VERDANDI 201                  1   1  0     6       DESOLATE ONES (36)
 LUXURIA 192                   1   1  0     6       ASSASSIN NATION (34)
 SACHE 246                     1   1  0     6       BLADESMEN (45)
-SAUCERHEAD THARPE 128         1   0  0     6       RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)
 SGT. YORK 61                  1   1  0     6       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 ARVINIUS 95                   1   1  0     6       WARMASTERS (15)
 MAHATMA GUMBY 286             1   0  0     6       HUCKLE'S CAT (51)
 C.H.S. 32                     1   1  0     6       LIFE IMPACTS (2)
 TIRED TINY TITAN 138          1   1  0     6       MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)
 BLOODRUNNER 101               1   1  0     6       DARK ENCLAVE (16)
 ANTANIQUE 111                 1   1  0     6       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 THETA 123                     1   1  1     5       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 BLAIR HAMMERTOE 114           1   1  1     5       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 FROSTY 158                    1   1  1     5       JUST CHILLIN (28)
 MANX 229                      1   1  1     5       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 '76 GRAN TORINO 234           1   1  1     5       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 HUNTER 120                    1   1  1     5       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 MICEPICK 207                  1   1  0     5       RODENT CLAN (37)
 LLUD 216                      1   1  0     5       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-CALM 249                      1   0  0     5       LEGION OF SOLITUDE (46)
-REST 250                      1   0  0     5       LEGION OF SOLITUDE (46)
-SADLER 129                    1   0  0     5       RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)
 RAIN OF EMBERS 262            1   0  0     5       ETERNAL ABYSS (48)
 THE BIG CAT 75                1   1  0     4       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 JACK DANIELS 154              1   1  0     4       INEBRIATION (27)
 WRONG HAND HAMMER 175         1   1  0     4       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (31)
 LYCANTHROPIC LYNX 52          1   1  0     4       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 FOUNTAIN 241                  1   1  0     4       ERRATA (44)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAJEN 96                     1   1  0     4       WARMASTERS (15)
 LIGHTNING HAMMER 174          1   1  0     4       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (31)
 COLD STEEL 161                1   1  0     4       JUST CHILLIN (28)
 CONSORTIUM? 77                1   1  0     4       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 AUTO HAMMER 55                1   1  0     4       AS SEEN ON TV II (7)
 SLEAZY SUSAN 92               1   1  0     4       STREET WALKERS (14)
 HOWLING HYENA 50              1   1  0     4       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 CUERVO 157                    1   1  0     4       INEBRIATION (27)
 AVARITIA 191                  1   1  0     4       ASSASSIN NATION (34)
 URIK 215                      1   1  0     4       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BREGDRAUG 103                 1   1  0     4       THE DRAUGS (17)
 LOST BOY 208                  1   1  0     4       VAMPIRATES (38)
 CELEGDRAUG 107                1   1  0     4       THE DRAUGS (17)
 ERIC MONTROSS 64              1   1  0     4       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 TRG CHINSNAPPER 116           1   1  0     4       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 BOING!!! 181                  1   1  0     4       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 COLOSTOMY BAG 223             1   1  0     4       AARP (41)
 ANGUS 217                     1   1  0     4       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ROUGE 121                     1   1  0     4       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 STELLION 99                   1   1  0     4       DARK ENCLAVE (16)
 BORNE 214                     1   1  0     4       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 JAQUES HAMMYR 70              1   1  0     4       DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)
 MARIQ 243                     1   1  0     4       BLADESMEN (45)
 '69 DAYTONA 235               1   1  0     4       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 GUTENBERG 167                 1   1  0     4       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BIG BROTHER 59                0   2  0     2       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 POWR GORESLINGER 117          0   2  0     2       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 SKINNER 232                   0   2  0     2       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 BIBIDYBOB 102                 0   2  0     2       DARK ENCLAVE (16)
 HERCULES HOOK 53              0   2  0     2       AS SEEN ON TV II (7)
 BOOGER STANG 78               0   2  0     2       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 PLAGUENOG 205                 0   2  0     2       RODENT CLAN (37)
 IRA 189                       0   2  0     2       ASSASSIN NATION (34)
 JACOB FROLOV 194              0   2  0     2       KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)
 CANTEX 30                     0   2  0     2       LIFE IMPACTS (2)
 WARDEN KINCHLOE 82            0   2  0     2       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 SEAN MAY 67                   0   2  0     2       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 SNAKE EYES 58                 0   2  0     2       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 CALYPSO TAN 54                0   2  0     2       AS SEEN ON TV II (7)
 IMPALA 240                    0   2  0     2       ERRATA (44)
 SPIN1 182                     0   2  0     2       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 DEANA 112                     0   2  0     2       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 MISTY MEANER 89               0   2  0     2       STREET WALKERS (14)
 CHROMIAN 40                   0   2  0     2       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 JORD 198                      0   2  0     2       DESOLATE ONES (36)
 BARKILY 148                   0   2  0     2       WAR MACHINE (26)
 LUCIUS 93                     0   2  0     2       WARMASTERS (15)
 J.G. BALLARD 218              0   2  0     2       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SOL 44                        0   2  0     2       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 GYGG SAUGH 72                 0   2  0     2       DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)
 XON 137                       0   2  0     2       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 ZIPPO 239                     0   2  0     2       ERRATA (44)
 CHAYN SAUGH 68                0   2  0     2       DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)
 SOREX 94                      0   2  0     2       WARMASTERS (15)
 TCHARLZ 171                   0   2  0     2       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 STEPHEN SAGAN 197             0   2  0     2       KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)
 TINR 36                       0   2  0     2       KATHOUSE (3)
 MITHRIL MANDRILL 48           0   2  0     2       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 HOLDA 202                     0   2  0     2       DESOLATE ONES (36)
 KELLIGRRL 33                  0   2  0     2       KATHOUSE (3)
 SEVEN TOE MOE 142             0   2  0     2       MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)
 GRANITE 118                   0   2  0     2       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 NEVER SCRUB 57                0   2  0     2       AS SEEN ON TV II (7)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARAKAN 134                    0   2  0     2       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 SIGURWULF 87                  0   2  0     2       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 GHAS 34                       0   2  0     2       KATHOUSE (3)
-SILENCE 251                   0   1  0     1       LEGION OF SOLITUDE (46)
-TINNIE TATE 131               0   1  0     1       RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)
 CZECHVAR 269                  0   1  0     1       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 BLING BLING CROSBY 282        0   1  0     1       HUCKLE'S CAT (51)
 GENGHIS TRON 285              0   1  0     1       HUCKLE'S CAT (51)
 LPGA 271                      0   1  0     1       MULLETS! (50)
 SPIRE BURP HAMMER 287         0   1  0     1       AARDVARK HAMMERZ (31)
-BARKING DOG AMATO 132         0   1  0     1       RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)
-ARYEH THE LION 187            0   1  0     1       DEATHONTHESANDS (33)
 DJOHEY DJR. 288               0   1  0     1       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
-RELAXATION 252                0   1  0     1       LEGION OF SOLITUDE (46)
-MARITA THE MEAN 184           0   1  0     1       DEATHONTHESANDS (33)
 DRACULARR 289                 0   1  0     1       VAMPIRATES (38)
 THE '1090' 275                0   1  0     1       MULLETS! (50)
 TEXAS LONGWHORN 283           0   1  0     1       HUCKLE'S CAT (51)
 RAGING COUGAR 260             0   1  0     1       ETERNAL ABYSS (48)
 SHRAPNEL BLAST 258            0   1  0     1       ETERNAL ABYSS (48)
-PEACE 248                     0   1  0     1       LEGION OF SOLITUDE (46)
 CHUPACABRON 284               0   1  0     1       HUCKLE'S CAT (51)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RIGHT HAND HAMMER 173  0  1 0 AARDVARK HAMMERZ 31   MANX 229                1         
HAIRAGAMI 56           1  1 0 AS SEEN ON TV II 7    CRIMSON 122             2         
INVIDIA 188            0  2 0 ASSASSIN NATION 34    ARENAMASTER 23          2 NONE    
SUPERBIA 190           0  1 0 ASSASSIN NATION 34    BLOODBEARD 211          1         
BAIL 247               0  1 0 BLADESMEN 45          SPONGE BATH 226         1         
SCREAMIN BOZ 42        1  1 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4     FULTON 150              2         
EUNICE 39              0  1 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4     FULTON 150              1         
TURN PARRY DODGE! 179  0  1 0 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS 32    '76 GRAN TORINO 234     1 JUST REV
LIFESPARK 98           0  2 0 DARK ENCLAVE 16       NECROMOUSER 203         2         
ZANZIBAR 83            1  1 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13   CHAUCER 164             2         
MIRDRAUG 104           0  2 0 THE DRAUGS 17         ALLANA D'RAV 195        2         
DA 259                 0  1 0 ETERNAL ABYSS 48      MOUNTAIN TROLL 18       2 NONE    
PYROCLASM 261          0  1 0 ETERNAL ABYSS 48      PAPA SMURF 60           2         
MR FREEZE'S PET 279    0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 18    STONE GOLEM 26          2 NONE    
GRAKUS 136             1  1 0 KNIGHTBLADE 23        '69 MUSTANG BOSS 236    2         
JD SALINGER 281        0  1 0 LITERATE LOONS 40     WONDER WOMAN 62         2         
MALCOLM LOWRY 220      0  1 0 LITERATE LOONS 40     THETA 123               1 JUST REV
BLOOM 231              0  1 0 LUROCIAN SCHOLARS 42  HUNTER 120              1 JUST REV
DJOH 172               0  1 0 THE MONGOLOIDS II 30  BLAIR HAMMERTOE 114     1 JUST REV
DA2 273                0  1 0 MULLETS! 50           SHEWISH GIANT 21        2 NONE    
DA1 272                0  1 0 MULLETS! 50           SPYMASTER 22            2 NONE    
TENNESSEE TOPHAT 274   0  1 0 MULLETS! 50           BAGLADY 90              2         
HOWLING THUNDER 124    0  2 0 RAGNAROK'S WOLVES 21  IMPORT-EXPORT 76        2         
WICKED WANDA 88        0  1 0 STREET WALKERS 14     RAMA THE SHARK 186      1         
THE BARONESS 209       0  1 0 VAMPIRATES 38         FROSTY 158              1 JUST REV
ZARATOR 152            0  2 0 WAR MACHINE 26        SHEWISH GIANT 21        2 NONE    
MICK 149               0  2 0 WAR MACHINE 26        STONE GOLEM 26          2 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- It's good to be here in this fine city!!  I look forward to meeting you all on
the sands. -- Var, manager of Ragnarok's Wolves (Not ragnarokwolf, that's my login
name on the Duel 2 website)

Import-Export -- Will you look at that!  We already have the longest fight in the
history of this arena at 18 joy filled minutes!! -- Full Moon Swoon

Goat Cheese -- ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.................Which team is yours so I can
go ahead and start picking on you. -- Apex

Greetings managers of Shadowspire!  I apologize for not sounding off on turn one but
I got side tracked with the FtF and some personal stuff.  But here is to a great
competitive arena!  Salute! -- DeGotti

Fulton -- Looks like your first five fights will all be against Cult of Bacchus!  :)
I hope by then you will only have that one victory. -- DeGotti

Just Chillin and Clan Longbeard -- Enjoy the targets you just won with that perfect
turn 1. -- DeGotti

Childhood Heroes -- Can't get much worse for you. -- DeGotti

Smitty -- Good to have one of the Consortium's managers here representing perhaps the
finest dueling organization in all of Alastari.  I look forward to competing against
you and working with you on the committee. -- Rillion

Hammer -- With you here I expect we will never have a lack of verbosity in the
spotlights and personal ads.  Welcome! -- Rillion

Vanek -- I do not know if we have crossed swords in the past but I look forward to
doing so here in Shadowspire.  Well met! -- Rillion

Kendric Stormblade & Dio Ridenow -- Good luck to you as well.  Hopefully I will not
be a problem that requires the handling of your lovely wife. -- Rillion

Nomad -- Welcome to you as well.  I concur, may the first Duelmaster be one worthy of
the honor.  It shall be an interesting race to see how claims the honor. -- Rillion

TGG -- Good to see one of my allies here.  I'd ask you to watch my back but with the
way your warriors kill and get killed I expect it will be me who is aiding your
bloodthirsty lot. -- Rillion

Indimar Fallon -- Greetings to you! -- Rillion

Aranthar -- Hello and good luck to you as well! -- Rillion

Extrusion -- GRRR....a frustrating fight.  I almost had you there a couple times.
Next time I will finish the hunt. -- Angrendraug

Irisa -- I feel lucky to have escaped that fight with the win.  It was close and I
will not be looking to fight you again soon. -- Beregdraug

Tcharlz -- If you want to try for the best two out of three, feel free to challenge
me! -- Bregdraug

Zippo -- A fortunate match-up for me there, better luck next time. -- Celegdraug

Red Tail -- I was distracted there for a moment.  They announced your name and guild
and my mind wandered to having a nice cool ale.  Next thing I knew you were about to
kill me.  Good thing the Arenamaster stopped it when he did. -- Mirdraug

All -- Forty-four teams on the initial running.  Not a bad base to grow from!
Interestingly only four warriors were sent to fight at night.  It seems everyone is
willing to go with what they were dealt, either that or some of you spent some effort
to recruit a good team. -- Rillion, mgr. of The Draugs

Crud...I did it again, just like in 1986 when I started this whole thing.  I missed

the first turn of a brand new arena!  (In that case, arena 31).  Well, I'm coming in
and will be staying here.  It's going to be great playing with you all.  I'm going
through my roll-ups now to find the best team I got!  See you all soon! -- Huckle Cat

Ho, ya louts!  Holdin ole Smitty ta 2-3?  Ya skunkfacers! -- Smitty

Shuckins!  La Pentarchie at 40 points!  Just Chillin at 5-0-1!  Ya done good.  Yup.
-- Smitty (doggone jealous, ya hear)

Jim Beam -- No fair.  You know I can't hold my liquor. -- C.H.S.

Andrendraug -- Get some willpower, Buster! -- Extrusion

Chakhari -- What?  You vanquished a Purple Ace?  What will Jerry Sloan say? -- Purple

Calm -- Narrow?  Narrowly defeated?  That wasn't narrow.  You won.  I lost.  You
dirtball! -- Cantex

Jord -- You want to learn from me, you have to work hard! -- Mrs. Vaughn

Everyone -- It is a delightful pleasure to be able to play against other managers in
such quantity!  The possibilities abound for who we match up against, and who knows
who is gunning for our warriors--at least at this early date!!  I wish everyone has
as much fun as this arena promises to provide.  :D -- Lord Xiang, mgr. AARP

WOO-HOO!!  WHERE'S OUR GOLDEN GOOSE EGG AWARD?!! -- Master Beru and the Childhood

Jaques Hammyr -- Hmmm....  Now I might have offered a ride in my invisible jet, but
after that....  Don't think so. -- Wonder Woman

Slogg -- You win.  You've got the biggest stick. -- Sgt. York

Trg Chinsnapper -- Not sure if you name should have let me know, but something
snapped me in the face, that's for sure.  You wouldn't happen to be related to
Gargamel by any chance?? -- Papa Smurf

Edward Gorey -- Well, not happy about the outcome, but I'm glad that we know to avoid
you now. -- Big Brother

Rouge -- Snake Eyes don't say much, but I thought you should know that he had quite a
head ache after your little soiree. -- Master Beru

All -- Ok, now let's try this again, but with a little happier outcome this time....
-- Master Beru

Hi, guys, I won't say much here since I introduced myself in the spotlight.  Good
luck to all of you on the sands!  My guys already ran into a few weird funny
warriors.... -- Le Pentarque

All -- Well, if you didn't fight in Aradi or follow the newsletters during TOGS, then
my spotlight probably didn't make too much sense to you.  If you DID fight in Aradi
or follow the newsletters during TOGS then my spotlight still wouldn't make too much
sense to you, but it would make sense that it doesn't make any sense.  Understand?
Good, I just wanted to get that cleared up. -- Pauly

Indimar -- Quit following me.  Seriously, it's getting creepy. -- Pauly

TGG -- I would have much rather won the last time our warriors met.  Damn. -- Pauly

Nuln -- Is it reisty yet?  If not, it's only a matter of time. -- Pauly
P.S.  I heard there was an Hombre sighting.

All -- I heard that Ed. gets sad if she doesn't have a lot to type because it makes
her think that no one likes her.  I think we owe it to her, every single turn, to
show her how much we really care. -- Pauly

     Hah, I don't have to type ANYTHING.  I just have to read it all. -- Ed.

Ed. -- You're welcome. -- Pauly

     May ants infest your candy jar. -- Ed.

Zanzibar -- Not much of a teacher, are you? -- Drex

Hercules Hook -- Honest, good fight.  No, really. I'm not laughing at you. -- Grakus

70 Superbird -- Nicely done. -- Xon

Brendan Behan -- You gotta be faster than that, if you want to survive. -- Serina

Howling Hyena -- I'll be wanting a rematch one of these days. -- Arakan

Deke -- It's been said before, but it needs to be said again.  Thanks for pushing to
make this happen. -- Vindictus

The crowd chants KNIGHTBLADE! KNIGHTBLADE! KNIGHTBLADE!.  Who are we to let them
down?  Time to bleed, Shadowspire. -- Vindictus, Master of Blades

ShadowSpire SwordPlayers -- Due to the lag time of oversees SnailMail delivery
comments from AARDVARK HAMMERZ Cycle One Sand Battles will be Delayed Indefinitely!
-- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe

ShadowSpire SwordPlayers -- RIGHT HAND HAMMER was a 9-15-15-15-3-10-17 Aimer! --
Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe

TGG -- You are Most Honorable to Contact Me Regarding Your Gladiator's Style for the
Inevitable Blood Feud here in ShadowSpire! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire

MANX -- First Blood is Yours!  Hammer gave me the Assignment to Blood Feud You Before
Your Honorable Manager Sent a Dispatch Regarding Your Fighting Style!  Looking
Forward to the Battle! -- LIGHTNING HAMMER

ShadowSpire StyleMasters -- Umm....  Err....  Uhh....  You Know How Difficult
Collecting Gold Coins from a Dead Teammate Can Be?  Thought So! -- WRONG HAND HAMMER

ShadowSpire StyleMasters -- Guess Most of You ARE Ready for What I Bring to the

ShadowSpire StyleMasters -- Looks like SRH and I will have our own little wager
running longer than RHM and WHM had theirs!  Place Your Bets as to which of us lasts
longer against the fine competition here in ShadowSpire!  Like I Said Before!  Watch
out for SRH and her Bloody Blade! -- RED DRAGON HAMMER

ShadowSpire SwordPlayers -- Last Cycle was Sparse on Spotlights and Personal Ads!
Enjoyed the Spots by Smitty and The Consortium Scribe, Master Darque, Master Beru and
Aranthar!! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe
P.S.  Looking Forward to the Cycle Two Spots and P-ads!
P.P.S.  A Further Pox Upon All You Potential Skill Rapers!

ShadowSpire Death Dealers -- Ten slain on the ShadowSpire Sands and Another Four by
TorchLight Too!  Blood Feuds Abound as Blood Stains the ShadowSpire Sands! --
Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe

Erudite Ed. -- Just in Case the Question was Not Voiced ElseWhere!  Please Print a
Program Souvenir of Those Managers and Stables Active for the ShadowSpire Debut Round
Last Cycle!  Thanks!  Just Need a Hard Copy of the Printed Historical Occasion! --
Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe

     Sorry, I haven't had a chance to update my list to include all the teams in
     Shadowspire.  Remind me next turn--I should have things up to date by then. --
     The Saint, keeper of not-always-current lists

Debby Tonte -- Congratulations on being the First Spy Reporter for ShadowSpire Arena!
-- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe

The Scribe -- Thanks for All You Do to Make ShadowSpire Arena a Great Arena
Experience! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe
P.S.  What Happened to that Spotlight for ShadowSpire?

Smitty -- Shore Nuff Enjoyed Your Spot and P-Ads!  Reminds Me of How Enjoyable Kaltos
Arena was when Snuffy Spoke Up There! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe

Vanek and WARMASTERS -- Salute to You for taking the time to Pen a P-ad last cycle!
-- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe

Kendrick Stormblade and Dio Ridenow -- Another Couple of Good Reasons to Look Forward
to Reading the Cycle Two ShadowSpire Newsletter! -- Hammer/Minister of War/
ShadowSpire Scribe

Nomad -- Hear!  Hear! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe

Rillion -- Looking Forward to The Draugs Spotlight in the Turn Two ShadowSpire
Newsletter! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe

TGG -- Time Now to Talk Your Trash!  No Matter What Record You Tally! -- Hammer/
Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe

Indimar Fallon -- And So It Continues! -- -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire

Goat -- Welcome to ShadowSpire History! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe

Aranthar and the Knights of Kekoral -- Last But Not Least in ShadowSpire Arena
Historical First Cycle P-ad Lore! -- Hammer/Minister of War/ShadowSpire Scribe
P.S.  Is the ShadowSpire Historical Society taking Notes for Future Postings?

Granite -- Well named it would seem.  But iron is refined ore...harder than granite.
-- Anvil Ironfist

Drop Dead Ned -- I think I was as bored as the crowd!  Are you sure you haven't
already dropped dead and nobody has even noticed? -- Baron Stonewall

Drex -- Two little blows and down you go?  Mighty easy pickin's. -- Zanzibar

Sache -- Don't you find your team name to be just a bit sexist?  Then again, I've
never been quite sure just what gender means to a golem.   At least we know you
understand what "give up before it is too late!" means. -- Aldebaran

Smitty -- Well, I guess we'll need to expand the size of the warrior locker rooms.
Two hundred twenty people all wearing varying amounts of armor and carrying multiple
sharp & spiky implements of unfriendliness take up a lot of room. -- Drake (guess
which team)
P.S.  You know, I've always wondered what a fangle is.

     I think you use 'em to squeeze excess water out of clothing after it's been
     washed. -- Ed.

Kendric -- You know, you're just asking for someone to make a tasteless joke about
your wife "handling" their "problem".  Not that I would ever think of such a shallow,
tasteless and vulgar joke myself.  I offer this only as a caution to be wary of what
you say around some of these other miscreants running around here. -- Drake (looking
as innocent as a man with a goatee can)

I see the AA are making friends already. -- Drake

Wonder Woman -- And now you no longer have to wonder why I am zee greatest Hammyr in
all of Shadowspire. -- Jaque Hammyr

Jaque -- Because you're the only one who spells it that way, right? -- Drake

Angus -- I could still beat you in a game of basketball. -- Chayn Saugh

Silence -- Oh, sure, I win but you get the free fight.  I see how it is.
Discrimination!  That's what it is!  The Gladiatorial Commission always discriminates
against my kind. -- Ann Vyl

Dirty Diana -- Ooo.  I love the dirty girls. -- Nael Ghun

Koquisha -- Beat you?!  I'm not sure I can PRONOUNCE you! -- Gygg Saugh

Hi all, Mr. Freeze at your service!  What a surprise--the first Top Team in the
arena!  So much for a low profile.  This may be a short term honor but it is good to
be a part of history.  I am looking forward to many great fights down the road but I
think I will enjoy this start while I can.  I will worry more about all of this in
the future but for now I am JUST CHILLIN'!!!

Yo-HO-Ho and a bottle of blood, arr!! -- Apocalypse

Yarr!! -- The Baroness (dies)

Frosty the Snow Orc -- Spring is coming for ye my friend. -- The Countess

Anyone slain by the Vampirates has a slim chance of being honored with the "Gift"--
Bloodbeard has so honored the slain Superbia who has newly arisen as the Vampirate--
Dracularr!!!  Welcome to the crew Dracularr!!!  Arr!! -- Apocalypse

Greetings to all the fellow managers here.  May mine and yours fight well. -- Slade,
mgr. of Eternal Abyss

Chelshire Rat -- A 'welcome to Shadowspire' to you, Sir!  I should have know that a
rat would take advantage of such a sweet girl. -- The Calico of Cool -- Kat

e.e. cummings -- Great.  After 5 minutes, he was Ghassed, and E.E. Goings. -- The
Feline of Funtime -- Kat

Beregdraug -- ...and a 'welcome to Shadowspire' to you, also!  You'll not find us so
hospitable in the future! -- The Wirehair of Warning -- Kat

Icicle -- Almost.  Care to dance again? -- The Oh-So-Ever-Loveable-Me -- Kat

Arvinius -- Thank you, Sir.  May I have another? -- The Persian Prince of Preamble --

Just Chillin and Clan Longbeard -- Congratulations!  You truly win the 'starting out
on the right foot' prize! -- Kat, mgr. -- Kathouse

Doc LeGrand -- The ultimate congratulations to you, Sir.  Your vision has become
realization, and you've restored an excitement to the game not seen in quite a while.
Though many have helped, it has been your persistence and diligence that has seen it
through to fruition.  For this, you have my sincere appreciation. -- Your fellow
manager, Kat

Greetings and good luck to all, from the Visionist and the Clan Longbeard Guild.  He
apologizes for his tardiness, he should arrive soon. -- Guild Representative Rhuw

JG Ballard -- Avoid me in the future. -- Krek

4" Thick Glasses -- Wow, the gods answered my prayer. -- Borne

Borec -- You are an easy opponent as well. -- Urik

Bloodrunner -- If mimes pretend to fight as well as me, what does that say about you?
-- Llud

Chayn Saugh -- If you want lessons, just let me know. -- Angus

Slice Rice Hammer -- I don't recall seeing you or your stable mates at any of the
family reunions.  You aren't quite as tough as most of the Hammers I know either,
even my little cousin Tack could slap you around. -- Auto Hammer

Trajen -- Who would have thought a pale little squirt like you could best a
statuesque bronze goddess like me.  Enjoy your victory while you may, next time the
result will be different. -- Calypso Tan

Grakus -- Wow!  You don't mess around, do you?  That was over so quick I didn't even
need to reapply my deodorant.  Judging by my learns I would have to say I now believe
it is possible to knock some sense into someone. -- Hercules Hook

Gutenberg -- I must admit I had a bad feeling the minute we stepped on to the sands.
I bet you're wondering how I keep my armor and weapons so shiny.  No, it's not elbow
grease.  It's an old family secret compound you soak all your metals in.  How much
would you expect to pay for a product like that? -- Never Scrub

Spin1 -- I didn't quite understand your name until you completed that lovely full
spiral as you crumpled to the sand.  Don't be embarrassed, you're not the first to be
totally distracted by my beautiful hair. -- Hairagami

Smitty -- Have you ever met Barnabas?  I think you'uns could hail from the same neck
o' the woods.  I swear, that ole boy is so rough he wears his clothes out from the
inside. -- Indimar

Hammer -- I would have fought Auto on one of my other teams if I had given it a
little thought.  On the bright side, if he kills anyone there is a fifty percent
chance that you will get the blame. -- Indimar Fallon

Pauly -- Looks like we both are off to a slow start here in Shadowspire.  What do you
say we make it interesting? First  one to twenty-five wins for dinner at Jockos
(killer steak house)?  If you have the stones that is. -- Indimar

Unknown manager of  American Muscle -- Anyone that shows a little Mopar love is okay
by me. -- Indimar

24 January 2007
The Council of Lords would like to propose a rule change in ADM and Primus.  We
propose that Lord Protectors ranked "Grand Champions" and below (ADM) and "The Tower
Guard" and below (Primus) be allowed to fight in the Dark Arena.  This would not
impact the top rankings or title match.  Any managers who never got his fill or shot
at fighting Gateway monsters would have it as an option.  We believe it might spark
some interest in the ADM/Primus realm for some managers.  If interested, speak up in
the newsletters or on forums under the "rules changes" thread and let RSI know.  This
could even be something to try for 12 months and then be re-evaluated.  What say you,
managers of Ghea? -- The Icelord sends....

29 January 2007
     HDFA Mission Statement
     "Show me the money!"
     This is the battle cry of a newly formed collection of like-minded individuals:
The High Dolla' Free Agent$.  We are not a tough guy alliance:  No...we offer no
battle without reward.  We search for victory and the prizes and accolades that
follow.  We are motivated by winning and will freely use whatever means necessary to
obtain our currency.  No stuffy rules, no mandates, no constitutions, no leaders,
only a few objectives:
     1) Win as often as possible
     2) Celebrate freely and revel in your victories; the more meaningless the
victory the more we celebrate.  Highsiding and chest thumping are encouraged.
Ostentatious endzone celebrations with prop usage are encouraged, regardless of
fines, penalties, suspensions or arrest by local authorities.  It is important to let
your opponent know how great you are; more importantly, you must let your own
alliance mates know how great you are.
     This is a 1-up alliance, let the performance of your fellow Free Agent$ motivate
you.  If a Free Agent wins a TV, win 2; if a Free agent wins a contest, win a more
prestigious one.
     Current members of the HDFA include:  CFH and Abraxis.  Inquires can be directed
to:  CFH/Rat Salad DM 47

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

INVIDIA was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ZARATOR was dispatched by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SIRT DAYWALKER was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
MICK was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena contest.
MR FREEZE'S PET was slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA was narrowly killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
DA2 was slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a exciting 2 minute bloody Dark Arena struggle.
DA1 was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
HO! HA-HA! GUARD! vanquished '76 GRAN TORINO in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
DJAIMZ vanquished BLAIR HAMMERTOE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
THE COUNTESS viciously subdued FROSTY in a 5 minute brutal novice's Bloodfeud fight.
SCREAMIN BOZ was easily killed by FULTON in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud bout.
EDWARD GOREY luckily beat THETA in a 12 minute bloody amateur's Bloodfeud competition.
PAVLOV subdued HUNTER in a tiring 4 minute amateur's Bloodfeud match.
MARIQ was handily defeated by SPONGE BATH in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud conflict.
ALBERTA CLIPPER vanquished BOING!!! in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
RECRUDESCENCE won victory over STELLION in a 4 minute novice's Challenge fray.
GROND devastated ERIC MONTROSS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ALDEBARAN overpowered CONSORTIUM? in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SIGURWULF was overpowered by DROP DEAD NED in a 8 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
LUCIUS was overcome by SACHE in a 1 minute gory amateur's Challenge competition.
ARVINIUS defeated JACOB FROLOV in a popular 1 minute gruesome novice's Challenge duel.
ANVIL IRONFIST unbelievably bested DA VINCI in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge fray.
MIRDRAUG was slain by ALLANA D'RAV in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
BURM WOLFSNARL beat LIGHTNING HAMMER in a popular 1 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
GRANITE was savagely defeated by SLICE RICE HAMMER in a 2 minute Challenge match.
HOWLING THUNDER was slaughtered by IMPORT-EXPORT in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
FULL MOON SWOON unbelievably bested MICEPICK in a 12 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
'69 CHARGER overpowered TRAJEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CANTEX was handily defeated by JIM BEAM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
'69 MUSTANG BOSS murdered GRAKUS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
C.H.S. luckily beat SKINNER in a exciting 3 minute bloody beginner's Challenge bout.
VYGOTSKY vanquished TCHARLZ in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GHAS was narrowly defeated by ICICLE in a 19 minute amateur's Challenge match.
MANX was savagely defeated by RED TAIL in a 1 minute novice's Challenge match.
DREX vanquished MITHRIL MANDRILL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
4' THICK GLASSES vanquished BARKILY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
DRUGE subdued WRONG HAND HAMMER in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge competition.
ALUMINUM WALKER beat BORNE in a action packed 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
XON was viciously subdued by THE SMALL CAT in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge match.
TIRED TINY TITAN defeated SPIN1 in a 3 minute bloody novice's Challenge brawl.
HOOK handily defeated CUERVO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
FREAKY REEKY savagely defeated KELLIGRRL in a 1 minute gory novice's Challenge fight.
WINTERBRAUN viciously subdued GUTENBERG in a 3 minute novice's Challenge bout.
MOUSE OF PAIN overpowered SEVEN TOE MOE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge competition.
PLAGUENOG was demolished by RED DRAGON HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
SENSUAL SHREW overpowered FOUNTAIN in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
HOWLING HYENA was overpowered by '70 SUPERBIRD in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
LUXURIA was bested by CHAKHARI in a 1 minute novice's Challenge conflict.
AVARITIA was demolished by STRAY CAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge battle.
IRA was overpowered by DIRTY DIANA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
SLOGG demolished JAQUES HAMMYR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge contest.
JULIUS PEPPERS overpowered ANGUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
MYK devastated COLOSTOMY BAG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NEVER SCRUB was devastated by ALEMA D'RAV in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DJAIK overpowered LYCANTHROPIC LYNX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
COLD STEEL was viciously subdued by CHAOS LORD in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
ZANZIBAR was slain by CHAUCER in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
WARDEN KINCHLOE was demolished by DAISY CHAINS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BARON STONEWALL luckily beat SNAKE EYES in a 5 minute novice's fight.
THE BIG LIE overpowered SEAN MAY in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BOOGER STANG was savagely defeated by MAHATMA GUMBY in a 4 minute novice's battle.
MISTY MEANER was overpowered by SERINA in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BAGLADY savagely slew TENNESSEE TOPHAT in a 4 minute brutal amateur's duel.
SLEAZY SUSAN was beaten by LONG NOSE HAIRS in a 2 minute novice's match.
SOREX was overpowered by KIRI FACADE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DECIMUS devastated TEXAS LONGWHORN in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
LIFESPARK was executed by NECROMOUSER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
BLOODRUNNER outlasted LOST BOY in a monotonous 7 minute amateur's duel.
BIBIDYBOB was overpowered by VYNAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BREGDRAUG was handily defeated by CHESHIRE RAT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
THE BIG CAT was unbelievably bested by AUSUBEL in a popular 3 minute beginner's match.
ANGRENDRAUG beat LPGA in a 4 minute novice's conflict.
BEREGDRAUG viciously subdued HOLDA in a 1 minute brutal beginner's conflict.
CELEGDRAUG was overpowered by BRENDAN BEHAN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
KOQUISHA viciously subdued J.G. BALLARD in a popular 1 minute gruesome novice's match.
ANTANIQUE outlasted '69 DAYTONA in a monotonous 15 minute beginner's match.
DEANA was bested by VERDANDI in a 1 minute novice's bout.
L'HERITIER overpowered POWR GORESLINGER in a exciting 1 minute uneven duel.
TRG CHINSNAPPER was vanquished by JAMES WORTHY in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
GYGG SAUGH was viciously subdued by DIVINE BOVINE in a 5 minute amateur's bout.
HAZER demolished SOL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ROUGE was overpowered by KING COBRA in a 1 minute uneven competition.
CRIMSON slew HAIRAGAMI in a 3 minute novice's bout.
NAEL GHUN beat DJOHEY DJR. in a popular 2 minute beginner's battle.
LONELY RAGE devastated SHRAPNEL BLAST in a 1 minute uneven bout.
NIGHT FANG devastated SPIRE BURP HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ARAKAN was outwaited by MRS. VAUGHN in a slow 13 minute novice's struggle.
ANN VYL overcame JORD in a crowd boring 5 minute novice's struggle.
CHAYN SAUGH was overpowered by BOREC in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MIA HAMM won victory over TINR in a 2 minute amateur's duel.
WONDER WOMAN killed JD SALINGER in a 5 minute beginner's match.
JACK DANIELS was luckily beaten by EXTRUSION in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
YUKON JACK overcame BIG BROTHER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's fight.
SNOW CONE savagely defeated CHROMIAN in a popular 1 minute bloody amateur's battle.
SGT. YORK unbelievably bested CALYPSO TAN in a 1 minute novice's conflict.
PAPA SMURF slew PYROCLASM in a 1 minute brutal novice's fight.
COPERNICUS bested IMPALA in a 2 minute beginner's match.
JOAN OF ARC handily defeated ZIPPO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AUTO HAMMER was handily defeated by STUMP in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
HA-THRUST! savagely defeated CZECHVAR in a crowd pleasing 4 minute novice's duel.
HERCULES HOOK was bested by SKULD in a action packed 2 minute beginner's duel.
PYOTR KAPITSA vanquished DRACULARR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
STEPHEN SAGAN was subdued by KREK in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
URD beat LLUD in a action packed 1 minute novice's bout.
GROLSCH was bested by E.E. CUMMINGS in a 2 minute amateur's fray.
BLOODBEARD defeated GENGHIS TRON in a 3 minute amateur's match.
URIK was devastated by KRYSTA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
IRISA overpowered CHUPACABRON in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
PURPLE ACE bested THE '1090' in a exciting 3 minute gory amateur's match.
RAIN OF EMBERS beat BLING BLING CROSBY in a 2 minute amateur's battle.
RAGING COUGAR was vanquished by TURN-PARRY-DODGE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  38         TOTAL PARRY       30 -   9 -  0      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 38         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  35 -  3      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  26         AIMED BLOW        21 -  21 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 23         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   23         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     21         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  26 -  4      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                      19         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  45 -  4      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                    11         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      9         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  28 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  30 -  3      39  |

Turn   2 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       16 -  5     AIMED BLOW         9 - 10         5  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK   16 - 22         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  9     PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  7         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    20 - 18     WALL OF STEEL      8 - 15         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     7 - 19         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MICEPICK 207.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MICEPICK 207.  The ten other most popular fighters were DA VINCI 166, SKINNER 
BIG CAT 75, NAEL GHUN 71, and HA-THRUST! 180.

The least popular fighter this week was GHAS 34.  The other ten least popular 
VYL 69.