DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/25/2007    Duedate: 05/08/2007

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-8

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

'69 MUSTANG BOSS
AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
(81-236) [5-3-1,59]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              CHAKHARI
                               KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
                               (81-108) [7-1-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GROLSCH                        CHAUCER
ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)            DARQUE AGES (29)
(81-45) [4-4-1,33]             (81-164) [3-5-1,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)      59
2. BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)      45      MULLETS! (50)
3. AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)        42      Unchartered Team
4. D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)        41
5. PHILOSOPHERS (60)           38      DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     28  12  0 70.0   1/ 1*DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    13  2 0
 2/ 4*CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       25  12  1 67.6   2/ 2*LIFE IMPACTS (2)         11  4 0
 3/ 1*LIFE IMPACTS (2)          27  13  0 67.5   3/14*THE DRAUGS (17)          11  4 0
 4/ 6*RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)    26  13  4 66.7   4/ 3*KNIGHTBLADE (23)         11  4 0
 5/ 3*DARQUE AGES (29)          25  15  1 62.5   5/ 4*DARQUE AGES (29)         11  4 0
 6/18*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      24  15  0 61.5   6/ 8*CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      10  4 0
 7/12*KNIGHTBLADE (23)          24  16  0 60.0   7/15*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     10  4 0
 8/ 9*VAMPIRATES (38)           15  10  2 60.0   8/26*RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)   10  5 2
 9/ 8*CLAN IRONFIST (52)        15  10  0 60.0   9/13*THE BASIK'S OWN (49)     10  5 1
10/ 5*JUST CHILLIN (28)         23  17  2 57.5  10/16*BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    9  6 2
11/17*THE DRAUGS (17)           23  17  0 57.5  11/ 5*CLAN IRONFIST (52)        9  6 0
12/ 7*AARP (41)                 22  17  4 56.4  12/ 6*DARK ENCLAVE (16)         8  4 0
13-14*LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)    14  11  1 56.0  13/ 7*WARMASTERS (15)           8  7 2
14/15*AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      22  18  3 55.0  14/32*RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)     8  7 0
15/11*RODENT CLAN (37)          22  18  1 55.0  15/18*RODENT CLAN (37)          8  7 0
16/23*RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)     19  16  2 54.3  16/31*AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      8  7 0
17/19*DARK ENCLAVE (16)         19  17  0 52.8  17/12*ERRATA (44)               7  7 1
18/21*BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    21  19  3 52.5  18/44*OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      7  8 2

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/10*LA PENTARCHIE (11)        21  19  3 52.5  19/20*WAR MACHINE (26)          7  8 2
20/13*LITERATE LOONS (40)       21  19  0 52.5  20/19*MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)     7  8 1
21/24*ERRATA (44)               20  19  1 51.3  21/21*CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       7  8 1
22/16*CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       20  20  1 50.0  22/10*LITERATE LOONS (40)       7  8 0
23/27*D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)      17  18  0 48.6  23-23*FEMME FATALE (53)         6  4 1
24/25*CAROLINA BLUE (9)         16  17  1 48.5  24/42*CAROLINA BLUE (9)         6  7 1
25-26*FEMME FATALE (53)         12  13  1 48.0  25/43*PHILOSOPHERS (60)         6  7 0
26/20*MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)     18  20  1 47.4  26/11*AARP (41)                 6  8 1
27/32*THE BASIK'S OWN (49)      14  16  1 46.7  27/25*KATHOUSE (3)              6  9 0
28/33*WARMASTERS (15)           18  22  3 45.0  28/40*ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       6  9 0
29/22*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     18  22  0 45.0  29/17*THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    6  9 0
30-30*INEBRIATION (27)          13  16  1 44.8  30/24*LA PENTARCHIE (11)        6  9 0
31/39*OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      11  14  3 44.0  31/38*FUCHI OWNED (54)          6  9 0
32-35*DESOLATE ONES (36)        12  16  0 42.9  32/27*D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)      5  5 0
33/28*STREET WALKERS (14)       17  23  3 42.5  33/35*CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)      5 10 2
34/29*THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    17  23  0 42.5  34/22*STREET WALKERS (14)       5 10 1
35/36*DAGGERS DEEP (55)         10  14  0 41.7  35/29*JUST CHILLIN (28)         5 10 1
36/41*BLADESMEN (45)            14  20  1 41.2  36/ 9*DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     5 10 0
37/38*KATHOUSE (3)              16  24  0 40.0  37/33*DAGGERS DEEP (55)         5 10 0
38/34*DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)     16  24  0 40.0  38-28*TAINTED SAINTS (58)       4  5 1
39/44*FUCHI OWNED (54)          12  18  0 40.0  39/46*BLADESMEN (45)            4  6 0
40-40*TAINTED SAINTS (58)        7  11  1 38.9  40/37*HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        4  9 0
41/49*PHILOSOPHERS (60)          7  11  0 38.9  41/34*ETERNAL ABYSS (48)        4 11 1
42/43*ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       15  25  1 37.5  42/45*KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)   4 11 0
43/37*ETERNAL ABYSS (48)        12  20  1 37.5  43/30*DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)     4 11 0
44/42*WAR MACHINE (26)          14  26  6 35.0  44-36*INEBRIATION (27)          3  7 0
45/47*BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        14  26  4 35.0  45/47*BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        3 12 1
46/48*CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)      14  26  4 35.0  46/39*HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      3 12 0
47/46*KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)   11  23  1 32.4  47-49*LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)    2  3 0
48/45*HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)       8  17  0 32.0  48-41*DESOLATE ONES (36)        2  3 0
49/50*HUCKLE'S CATS (51)         8  20  0 28.6  49/50*VAMPIRATES (38)           1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         The Shadowspire Banner Competition

     I will be holding a Banner Competition in Shadowspire turns 11-20.
     Each team that signs up for the competition will get 5 banner points on turn 10.
     Whichever team holds the 20th spot over the last 3 turns in the arena as of the
turn 10 newsletter shall receive the banner.  If this team has not joined the
competition the banner will go to the next highest ream (19th place, 18th place,
etc.)
     Starting with turn 11, any team gets 2 wins against the banner team takes the
banner and gets 25 points.
     If two teams score 2 wins against the banner team the tiebreakers will be:
          1st tiebreaker is a 3rd win against the banner team.
          2nd tiebreaker is a kill against the banner team
          3rd tiebreaker is a second kill against the banner team
          4th tiebreaker is a loss against the banner team (2-1 is worse than 2-0)
          5th tiebreaker is head to head fights on the same turn.
          6th tiebreaker is arena standing
     Challenging a warrior on the Banner team scores 1 point.
     Defeating a warrior on the Banner team scores 1 point.
     Killing a warrior on the Banner Team gets 5 points.
     Losing to a warrior on the Banner Team LOSES 5 points.  The Banner team gains
those points.  A team cannot have negative Banner Points.
     Defending the banner scores 10 points.
     Winning against another team with banner points (that is not the current banner
team) takes one of their points.
     If the current banner team does not run the banner will be awarded to the 20th
place team (over the last 3 turns.)
     I will announce the contest on turn 8, giving managers 2 turns to "join up" for
the contest VIA DIPLOMATIC NOTE or a special D2 FORUM thread, or E-MAIL or a Personal
ad in THIS EXACT FORMAT:

          Team [Team name here] run by [Manager Name] will join the Shadowspire
          Banner Competition starting on turn 10.

     If the 20th place team has not joined, the banner will go to the 19th place
team, then the 18th place team, etc.
     At the end of turn 20, the team with the most banner points will get "special"
recognition from Deke. Remember we are not "allowed" to offer cash prizes.
     Whichever team holds the 20th spot in the arena on turn 20 will then receive the
banner, all banner points are erased, and the competition starts over again.
     If the banner team has a good reason for running less than 5 warriors, and they
inform the Player Committee (which they should anyway) they keep the banner.  Only if
the Player Committee tells me that the banner team is holding back warriors will I
strip the banner, in which case it is awarded to the 20th place team.
     Any team joining would be given the same starter points, with all points reset
on turn 20.  Teams that join later would have a small advantage on the turn they
joined, since they would not be known as a "points team".
     If a team joins the competition, they stay in the competition until turn 19.
     Comments should be sent to DekeYoung@Comcast.net
     To join the competition send in a Personal ad in THIS EXACT FORMAT:

          Team [Team name here] run by [Manager Name] will join the Shadowspire
          Banner Competition starting on turn 10.

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     The sounds of combat echoed from the salle, grunts of pain mixed with the clash
of steel.  Slipping unseen through the door, Dio Ridenow observed the workout.
Marcus and Airyc were matched up, moving slowly and appearing to be discussing a
particular counter.  In another corner, Barodan was working with their newest
warrior, Slate, and passing on what he had picked up so far.  Just as she decided to
join Marcus and Airyc to point out a tactic they hadn't seen yet, the air was split
by piercing war cry.  Spinning, her sword appearing in her hand almost as if by
magic, she was stunned to see Goloswin bullrushing the large figure of Gunny Havoc
and brandishing a huge axe over his head.  Standing stock still until it seemed he
would be split in two when the blow landed, Gunny waited until the last possible
moment and then MOVED.  His arms came up crossed at the wrists, stopping the
descending axe well clear of his body, while at the same time his right knee came up,
once to catch Goloswin in the crotch and a second time in the chin as the crazed
warrior slumped to his knees, his war cry ending in a strangled moan at the contact.
Shaking his head, Gunny calmly walked over and got a bucket of water sitting in a
corner and returned, dumping it over the prostrate form. " Wake up, you stupid ape!"
He none to gently prodded the moaning form with a booted toe and then shook his head,
sighing in disgust.  Turning away, he caught sight of the other five people in the
salle.  Raising an eyebrow, he spoke to the four younger warriors in a deceptively
soft voice, "And just who told you four pathetic worms you could stop?"  Almost as if
each of them had been poked with a hot iron, they jumped and returned to their
practice, keeping a wary eye on their instructor.
     Inclining her head, Dio indicated she wanted him to join her outside.  Once out
of the salle, Gunny fell into an easy stance, legs spread shoulder width apart and
his hands clasped behind him.  "Ma'am?" he inquired.
     "What exactly happened in there a moment ago, Gunny?  He looked ready to kill
you," she stated, concern in her voice.
     "Ready, perhaps.  Able?  Not any time soon, Your Ladyship.  He's got a mean
streak a mile wide and not the sense to make it work for him.  He was working with
Barry and lost his temper after Barry teased him one too many times.  I stepped in
and he snapped on me.  So I calmed him down, as you can see."  Shrugging his broad
shoulders slightly, he looked at her expectantly.
     "He snapped?  Should Kendric and I be worried by this?  He's the son of an old
friend and came highly recommended," she said, glancing back into the salle.  "I'd
hate to have to take actions if he hurts someone in training."
      "I'll let you know.  I'll be working with him myself over the next few cycles,
trying to get him to control his temper.  If I can't salvage him, I'll let you know.
Was there something else you wanted to talk to me about, Ma'am?"
     Turning away to pace, Dio took a deep breath as she rearranged what she had come
to talk about.  "Yes.  I've heard from Kendric on the situation in Aruak City.  He's
going to be there a bit longer.  Seems things might be heating up again there and
he's felt called to help."  She smiled wryly at that last as she saw the
understanding flash in Gunny's eyes.  "Yes, that kind of 'called'.  It's been awhile,
but that's always been the way with Him.  So, after this next cycle, I want you to
accompany me to See Drake.  We need to get that smoothed out before too much longer
as we may end up needing every ally we can get our hands on.  I'll be sending a note,
requesting a meeting with this turns challenges and bloodfeuds."
     "Very good, Ma'am.  Now, if you'll excuse me...?" he raised his eyebrow
questioningly and then grinned as she waved him off, shaking her head.  As she turned
away, she could here his voice thundering in the salle, "Were you trying to HIT him,
Airyc?  Because if you were, he's certainly in no danger from YOU.  Show me that pass
again, and this time, do it RIGHT!"

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings again Shadowspire!

Well, I'm upon the young, yet glorious throne yet again.  Not really much to add this
month.  When you are aged and near graduation the words just seem to flow, or so I am
told.  However, knowing that I have many fights before me in this arena barring my
death or Master Darque's apathy, I don't want to give too much away about myself.

A nod of the head to my opponent last cycle--James Worthy.  The only tidbit of
information that is of any interest is that my manager and James Worthy are from the
same home town of Gastonia, NC.  Worthy played for Ashbrook High School if my memory
serves me correctly (many moons before Darque made it to the high school level).
Ashbrook wasn't a deadly rival with my manager's school South Point, but beating them
in any sport was enjoyable all the same.  Darque has even had the pleasure of meeting
Worthy a few times and says that he is a very congenial person.

My codex entry this cycle is just a few taunts to the geocentrists in Shadowspire and
my suggestions on what they can do with their archaic theories and their heads.  I've
heard rumors of lunacentrists, but that is just silly!

Anyway, my challenge goes to Chakhari since he is the only person I can challenge.
He looks to be a formidable opponent if the record is any indicator and Darque says
his manager is a most worthy adversary for this glorious throne.  Hopefully I will be
here again next turn.

Your Duelmaster,

Copernicus

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored 
bread (okay, I admit it's corny) is THE DRAUGS, who swept up 11 places in the ranks.  
Take a look at RAGNAROK'S WOLVES' act, as they have a 5-0-2 week and gain 18 places 
in the team ranking.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit 
it's corny) is RED IRON KNIGHTS, who swept up 18 places in the ranks.  Take a look at 
AMERICAN MUSCLE's act, as they have a 3-2-0 week and gain 15 places in the team 
ranking.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's corny) 
is OF WOLF AND MAN, who swept up 26 places in the ranks.  Suffering under a 1-4-0 
record and dropping from 10th to 22nd place were the LITERATE LOONS.  Keep trying!  
Take a look at CAROLINA BLUE's act, as they have a 2-2-1 week and gain 18 places in 
the team ranking.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit 
it's corny) is PHILOSOPHERS, who swept up 18 places in the ranks.  A seasoned team is 
steady in the lists.  But to AARP, which fell to 26th, it's what you soak in before 
going to the Dark Arena.  Take a look at ALE HOUSE MERCS' act, as they have a 2-3-0 
week and gain 12 places in the team ranking.  What goes up, must come down.  Watch 
out SHADOWSPIRE!  THE MONGOLOIDS II may fall on you as it crushes past the teams 
below it to fall on the 29th spot.  A seasoned team is steady in the lists.  But to 
STREET WALKERS, which fell to 34th, it's what you soak in before going to the Dark 
Arena.  Suffering under a 0-5-0 record and dropping from 9th to 36th place were the 
DOC LEGRAND'S LAB.  Keep trying!  A seasoned team is steady in the lists.  But to 
DRAKE'S HARDWARE, which fell to 43rd, it's what you soak in before going to the Dark 
Arena.  KELLUMBO'S KIDS is no joke as it posted a 5-0-0 week advancing from 15th 
place to 7th place.  Hey everybody, watch out for DEUCE BIGALOW, who flew up 24 
points in the rankings after mashing ONE-EYED JACK like a melon.  Keep your eye on 
this guy.  It's a proud day for the AMERICAN MUSCLE stable, as their warrior, '69 
MUSTANG BOSS, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Advice to bashers--never force 
anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  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!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause PHILOSOPHERS beats feet every time LIFE IMPACTS smiles at them.  
Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, SGT. YORK would be 
president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  In a touching 
display by a 'touched' warrior, JOAN OF ARC went after DREX, who was higher by 22 
points.  Well, when the dust settled, JOAN OF ARC won victory over DREX.  NIGHTBANE 
of KELLUMBO'S KIDS had better have a good reason for challenging down 8 points in a 
challenge which it won.  I thought NIGHTBANE showed great skill and promise when it 
bested GENGHIS TRON.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  We might as well mark the passing of ALUMINUM WALKER, who 
was relatively new to the arena at 5-3-1.  Probably killed before its first shave.  
Yes, and another newbie bites the dust as ONE-EYED JACK goes down under the sword of 
DEUCE BIGALOW.  Thanks to this, DEUCE BIGALOW now has 25 recognition points.  Carrion 
Bird Frustration:  ALUMINUM WALKER in platemail.  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' 
category, SGT. YORK was mashed by KIRI FACADE, who let SGT. YORK know that killing 
members of KATHOUSE is a no-no.  Congrats to GROLSCH for revenging the death of his 
teammate (but more importantly, feeding ALBERTA CLIPPER a bit of dirt).  In the 
'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, ALUMINUM WALKER was mashed by POWR GORESLINGER, 
who let ALUMINUM WALKER know that killing members of BIG LAKE OUTCASTS is a no-no.  
Congrats to LONG NOSE HAIRS for revenging the death of its teammate (but more 
importantly, feeding COOPER a bit of dirt).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try 
and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the SHADOWSPIRE giving me the 'cut' sign (or is 
that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '69 MUSTANG BOSS 236          5   3  1    59       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAKHARI 108                  7   1  0    64       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 ALDEBARAN 86                  8   0  0    60       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SADLER 129                    7   0  0    60       RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOAN OF ARC 165               5   3  0    53       DARQUE AGES (29)
 DAGRDRAUG 297                 5   1  0    52       THE DRAUGS (17)
 CHAOS LORD 100                7   1  0    50       DARK ENCLAVE (16)
 CHESHIRE RAT 204              6   2  0    50       RODENT CLAN (37)
 EDWARD GOREY 222              8   0  0    49       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 FLOR 263                      6   0  0    49       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 FULL MOON SWOON 127           8   0  0    48       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
-STRAY CAT 242                 6   1  0    47       ERRATA (44)
 IMPALA 240                    5   3  1    47       ERRATA (44)
 BURM WOLFSNARL 113            7   1  0    46       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DECIMUS 97                    6   2  2    46       WARMASTERS (15)
 HA-THRUST! 180                6   1  0    46       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 MOUSE OF PAIN 206             6   2  0    45       RODENT CLAN (37)
 TURN-PARRY-DODGE 278          4   2  0    45       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 COPERNICUS 163                7   1  0    42       DARQUE AGES (29)
 PLAGUENOG 205                 4   4  0    42       RODENT CLAN (37)
 ASHLYN 355                    4   1  0    41       KATHOUSE (3)
 DROP DEAD NED 140             7   1  0    40       MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)
 BARON STONEWALL 85            6   2  0    40       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 EVAN IRONFIST 302             4   1  0    40       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 LAB RAT 330                   4   1  0    40       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 LIATH 398                     3   0  1    40       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 NAEL GHUN 71                  5   3  0    39       DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)
 DEANA 112                     5   3  0    37       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 ANVIL IRONFIST 84             8   0  0    36       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 HERIBERT 337                  4   1  2    36       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 YRUF 321                      4   1  0    36       DAGGERS DEEP (55)
 C.H.S. 32                     6   2  0    35       LIFE IMPACTS (2)
 CONSORTIUM? 77                6   2  0    34       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SAUCERHEAD THARPE 128         4   3  0    34       RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRYSTA 41                     6   2  0    33       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SPONGE BATH 226               5   3  2    33       AARP (41)
 '69 CHARGER 237               5   3  1    33       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225           5   3  1    33       AARP (41)
 SNOW CONE 160                 5   3  0    33       JUST CHILLIN (28)
 GROLSCH 45                    4   4  1    33       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 RED TAIL 47                   4   4  0    33       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 RAEG TROPS 319                4   1  0    33       DAGGERS DEEP (55)
 DREX 135                      4   4  0    33       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 BARODAN 264                   3   3  1    33       THE BASIK'S OWN (49)
 FOUNTAIN 241                  3   5  0    33       ERRATA (44)
 SPIN1 182                     3   4  0    33       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 POWR GORESLINGER 117          1   7  1    33       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 SENSUAL SHREW 49              6   2  0    32       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 BIG BROTHER 59                3   5  0    31       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 LUCIUS 93                     3   5  0    31       WARMASTERS (15)
 ANGRENDRAUG 105               5   3  0    30       THE DRAUGS (17)
 L'HERITIER 73                 5   3  0    30       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 '76 GRAN TORINO 234           4   4  1    30       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 SACHE 246                     4   3  0    30       BLADESMEN (45)
 THETA 123                     6   2  1    29       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 DAISY CHAINS 280              5   2  0    29       STREET WALKERS (14)
 LYCANTHROPIC LYNX 52          5   3  0    29       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 BOREC 245                     3   4  0    29       BLADESMEN (45)
 ROUGE 121                     4   4  2    28       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 CHROMIAN 40                   4   4  1    28       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 DA VINCI 166                  4   4  0    28       DARQUE AGES (29)
-BUD WISER 276                 4   0  0    28       INEBRIATION (27)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKINNER 232                   3   2  0    28       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 ALEMA D'RAV 196               5   2  0    27       KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)
 KIRI FACADE 37                5   3  0    27       KATHOUSE (3)
 CANTEX 30                     4   4  0    27       LIFE IMPACTS (2)
 GARN IRONFIST 373             4   0  0    27       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 CHAUCER 164                   3   5  1    27       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BILEDRIVER 324                3   1  0    27       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
-THE COUNTESS 210              5   0  0    26       VAMPIRATES (38)
 JAMES WORTHY 66               4   3  0    26       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 POKER FACE 325                3   2  0    26       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 EXTRUSION 31                  7   1  0    25       LIFE IMPACTS (2)
 JULIUS PEPPERS 63             4   3  1    25       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 TCHARLZ 171                   4   4  0    25       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 BLANDUS 371                   4   0  0    25       WARMASTERS (15)
 FULTON 150                    3   5  2    25       WAR MACHINE (26)
 DEUCE BIGALOW 407             1   1  1    25       STREET WALKERS (14)
 ANN VYL 69                    6   2  0    24       DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)
 NECROMOUSER 203               4   4  1    24       RODENT CLAN (37)
 BEREGDRAUG 106                4   4  0    24       THE DRAUGS (17)
 BREGDRAUG 103                 4   4  0    24       THE DRAUGS (17)
 JUNKYARD DOGMA 294            3   3  2    24       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
-VERDANDI 201                  3   3  0    24       DESOLATE ONES (36)
 NUYEN NICK 331                2   3  0    24       FUCHI OWNED (54)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELEGDRAUG 107                5   3  0    23       THE DRAUGS (17)
-LILITH 313                    3   2  0    23       FEMME FATALE (53)
 HARM HEELHACKER 385           3   0  0    23       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 NIGHTBANE 377                 3   0  0    23       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CONFUCIOUS 364                2   2  0    23       PHILOSOPHERS (60)
 BLOODRUNNER 101               6   2  0    22       DARK ENCLAVE (16)
 MRS. VAUGHN 28                6   2  0    22       LIFE IMPACTS (2)
 LLUD 216                      4   4  0    22       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 GRANDMA MILLER 361            3   1  0    22       LIFE IMPACTS (2)
 RUPERT IRONFIST 301           3   2  0    22       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
-SHADOW CROWN 343              2   2  0    22       TAINTED SAINTS (58)
 STUMP 238                     4   4  0    21       ERRATA (44)
 MIA HAMM 65                   6   1  0    20       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 GUTENBERG 167                 6   2  0    20       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ICICLE 159                    6   2  0    20       JUST CHILLIN (28)
 ALLANA D'RAV 195              4   3  1    20       KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)
-DELILAH 311                   3   2  1    20       FEMME FATALE (53)
 DJAIMZ 168                    3   5  0    20       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 AIRYC ZYRR 267                3   3  0    20       THE BASIK'S OWN (49)
 DORIS 290                     3   3  0    20       RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)
 HARDRADA 353                  3   2  0    20       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 GRUL 293                      3   2  0    20       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 CEDRIC IRONFIST 303           2   3  0    20       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 CORVOS 354                    2   2  0    20       BLADESMEN (45)
 THE SMALL CAT 74              5   3  1    19       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BLAIR HAMMERTOE 114           5   3  1    19       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 ALBERTA CLIPPER 162           5   3  1    19       JUST CHILLIN (28)
 BRUTAL BOB 291                5   1  0    19       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
-BLOODBEARD 211                4   1  1    19       VAMPIRATES (38)
 DJAIK 169                     4   4  0    19       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 HOOK 212                      4   2  0    19       VAMPIRATES (38)
-AUSUBEL 270                   4   0  0    19       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 CHAYN SAUGH 68                3   5  0    19       DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)
-JIM BEAM 155                  3   3  0    19       INEBRIATION (27)
 E.E. CUMMINGS 219             5   3  0    18       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 BRENDAN BEHAN 221             4   4  0    18       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SHRAPNEL BLAST 258            4   3  0    18       ETERNAL ABYSS (48)
 SHADOW DANCER 334             4   1  0    18       KNIGHTBLADE (23)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAKE EYES 58                 3   5  1    18       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
-GREEN ANGEL 347               3   1  1    18       TAINTED SAINTS (58)
 THE BIG CAT 75                3   5  0    18       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 INDIA 391                     3   0  0    18       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 PAPA SMURF 60                 2   6  1    18       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 CHUPACABRON 284               2   4  0    18       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 SNAKE BRADON 411              2   0  0    18       RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400           2   0  0    18       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DIRTY DIANA 91                4   4  1    17       STREET WALKERS (14)
 BORNE 214                     4   4  1    17       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SGT. YORK 61                  3   5  1    17       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 DIVINE BOVINE 141             4   4  0    16       MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)
 '70 SUPERBIRD 233             4   4  0    16       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 4' THICK GLASSES 227          4   4  0    16       AARP (41)
 KREK 213                      4   4  0    16       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ANGUS 217                     4   4  0    16       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 COLD STEEL 161                4   4  0    16       JUST CHILLIN (28)
 '69 DAYTONA 235               4   4  0    16       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 DJOHEY DJR. 288               3   4  0    16       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 SICKMAN 387                   3   0  0    16       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 COFFIN FODDER 420             1   0  1    16       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 RAIN OF EMBERS 262            4   3  0    15       ETERNAL ABYSS (48)
 BLOODY JAKE 369               3   1  1    15       WAR MACHINE (26)
 FROSTY 158                    3   5  1    15       JUST CHILLIN (28)
 CRIMSON 122                   3   5  1    15       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 WONDER WOMAN 62               3   5  1    15       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 MARCUS BRENSON 352            3   2  0    15       THE BASIK'S OWN (49)
 SANGLANT 340                  2   3  0    15       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-URD 199                       4   2  0    14       DESOLATE ONES (36)
-ESTELLA HAVISHAM 309          4   1  0    14       FEMME FATALE (53)
 MCBAIN 318                    3   3  0    14       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 MISTY MEANER 89               3   5  0    14       STREET WALKERS (14)
 BIBIDYBOB 102                 3   5  0    14       DARK ENCLAVE (16)
 STELLION 99                   3   5  0    14       DARK ENCLAVE (16)
 MYK 170                       3   5  0    14       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 TINNIE TATE 131               2   5  2    14       RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76              2   6  2    14       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ALFRED IRONFIST 299           2   3  0    14       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 PLATO 365                     2   1  0    14       PHILOSOPHERS (60)
-PAVLOV 228                    4   1  0    13       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 TRAJEN 96                     2   6  1    13       WARMASTERS (15)
 HUNTER 120                    2   6  1    13       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 ZIPPO 239                     2   6  0    13       ERRATA (44)
 EPICURAS 394                  1   0  0    13       PHILOSOPHERS (60)
-SKULD 200                     3   3  0    12       DESOLATE ONES (36)
 VYNAR 244                     2   5  1    12       BLADESMEN (45)
 MICEPICK 207                  2   6  0    12       RODENT CLAN (37)
 KING COBRA 51                 2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 J.G. BALLARD 218              2   6  0    12       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 GRANITE 118                   2   6  0    12       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
-DRACULARR 289                 1   3  1    12       VAMPIRATES (38)
 SIMON IRONFIST 414            1   0  0    12       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
-CUERVO 157                    2   4  1    11       INEBRIATION (27)
 COOPER 386                    2   1  1    11       WAR MACHINE (26)
 HO! HA-HA! GUARD! 178         2   5  0    11       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 GRIM SLEEPER 390              2   1  0    11       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
-FRICKA 383                    1   0  0    11       DESOLATE ONES (36)
 SATAN'S ECHO 370              2   2  1    10       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-YUKON JACK 156                2   4  0    10       INEBRIATION (27)
-JACK DANIELS 154              2   4  0    10       INEBRIATION (27)
 GWYNNETH 322                  2   3  0    10       DAGGERS DEEP (55)
 GK CHESTERTON 305             2   4  0    10       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 KELLIGRRL 33                  1   7  0    10       KATHOUSE (3)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHADOW MOON 345               1   3  0    10       TAINTED SAINTS (58)
-LOLA 310                      2   3  0     9       FEMME FATALE (53)
 SACRED SABLE 335              2   3  0     9       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
-VYGOTSKY 230                  2   3  0     9       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 DALEK 277                     2   3  0     9       BLADESMEN (45)
 SLATE SCABROCK 415            1   0  0     9       THE BASIK'S OWN (49)
 FURY SLIVER 368               2   2  0     8       ETERNAL ABYSS (48)
 EPICTETUS 363                 2   2  0     8       PHILOSOPHERS (60)
-MANX 229                      1   4  1     8       LUROCIAN SCHOLARS (42)
 BLING BLING CROSBY 282        1   5  0     8       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 GENGHIS TRON 285              1   5  0     8       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 ADICA 339                     1   4  0     7       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 DRYLPRES 342                  1   4  0     7       DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)
 BEER BELLY BILE 381           1   2  1     6       MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)
-LOST BOY 208                  1   3  0     6       VAMPIRATES (38)
 GOLOSWIN 401                  1   1  0     6       THE BASIK'S OWN (49)
 IRON MASK 403                 1   1  0     6       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 TYRA 416                      1   0  0     6       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 MELANCHOLY MALT 393           1   2  0     5       MIGHTY MEAD ORCS (24)
-CLODIA 312                    0   5  0     5       FEMME FATALE (53)
 ANASAZI STORRS 405            1   1  0     4       KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)
 WIMPY 408                     1   1  0     4       STREET WALKERS (14)
 RAWN 323                      0   4  0     4       DAGGERS DEEP (55)
 LAO TZU 412                   0   2  0     2       PHILOSOPHERS (60)
 STAPLE GHUN 399               0   2  0     2       DRAKE'S HARDWARE (10)
 INSURRECTION 410              0   2  0     2       ETERNAL ABYSS (48)
 SERENITY 404                  0   2  0     2       KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL (35)
 WHLOTTA ROSIE 423             0   1  0     1       KATHOUSE (3)
-DARK MONK 402                 0   1  0     1       TAINTED SAINTS (58)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTANT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   COFFIN FODDER 420       8 NONE    
ALUMINUM WALKER 224    5  3 1 AARP 41               POWR GORESLINGER 117    8         
AL ZEIMER 397          1  1 0 AARP 41               COOPER 386              7 JUST REV
DEAD DUDE 418          0  1 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5     WURM KIN 27             8 NONE    
DEAT DUDETTE 419       0  1 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5     STONE GOLEM 26          8 NONE    
WINTERBRAUN 46         4  4 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5     DECIMUS 97              8         
SOL 44                 3  4 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5     ALBERTA CLIPPER 162     7 JUST REV
CALLINA AILLARD 265    1  4 0 THE BASIK'S OWN 49    GREEN ANGEL 347         7         
ERKYM POLL 266         2  2 0 THE BASIK'S OWN 49    LIATH 398               6         
TRG CHINSNAPPER 116    3  2 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19  ALUMINUM WALKER 224     5 JUST REV
STACKHOUSE 409         0  1 0 CAROLINA BLUE 9       SATAN'S ECHO 370        8         
ERIC MONTROSS 64       2  4 0 CAROLINA BLUE 9       BARODAN 264             7         
CONRAD IRONFIST 300    3  1 0 CLAN IRONFIST 52      IMPALA 240              7         
URIK 215               4  4 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39     HERIBERT 337            8         
DRUGE 38               5  2 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4     BARKILY 148             7         
BOING! 349             1  3 0 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS 32    JUNKYARD DOGMA 294      8         
HARANDYN 422           0  1 0 DAGGERS DEEP 55       ARENAMASTER 23          8 NONE    
REDSTEEL 348           0  2 0 DARK ENCLAVE 16       BLOODY JAKE 369         5         
JORD 198               1  5 0 DESOLATE ONES 36      DELILAH 311             6         
HOWLING HYENA 50       3  5 0 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB 6   ROUGE 121               8         
DA3 421                0  1 0 ETERNAL ABYSS 48      HIGH ELF 19             8 NONE    
FURNACE DRAGON 307     1  1 0 ETERNAL ABYSS 48      HERIBERT 337            4 NOT REVE
LAVENDER 406           0  2 0 FUCHI OWNED 54        JULIUS PEPPERS 63       8         
BERNARD SLOTTO 332     0  3 0 FUCHI OWNED 54        BEER BELLY BILE 381     6 JUST REV
LUCKY SEVEN 329        1  4 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56    SPYMASTER 22            8 NONE    
SUICIDE KING 328       0  5 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56    BANDIT PRINCE 25        8 NONE    
WOODEN HAND 326        1  4 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56    MOUNTAIN TROLL 18       8 NONE    
ONE-EYED JACK 327      3  2 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56    DEUCE BIGALOW 407       8         
TEXAS LONGWHORN 283    2  3 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 51      DECIMUS 97              7         
MAHATMA GUMBY 286      2  3 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 51      BORNE 214               7         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GHAS 34                3  5 0 KATHOUSE 3            DARK CHAMPION 24        8 NONE    
TINR 36                2  5 0 KATHOUSE 3            SGT. YORK 61            7 JUST REV
KOQUISHA 109           3  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 18    THE SMALL CAT 74        4 JUST REV
SERINA 133             3  1 0 KNIGHTBLADE 23        '69 CHARGER 237         4 REVENGED
PYOTR KAPITSA 193      1  5 0 KNIGHTS OF KEKORAL 35 SPYMASTER 22            8 NONE    
PURPLE ACE 29          1  3 0 LIFE IMPACTS 2        DRACULARR 289           4 REVENGED
TEMPERATE TYRANT 382   1  2 0 MIGHTY MEAD ORCS 24   SNAKE EYES 58           8         
TIRED TINY TITAN 138   3  2 0 MIGHTY MEAD ORCS 24   DIRTY DIANA 91          5 REVENGED
DA 424                 0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57    MOUNTAIN TROLL 18       8 NONE    
ZACHARIAS 336          1  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57    TRAJEN 96               5         
NIGHT FANG 126         3  1 0 RAGNAROK'S WOLVES 21  GROND 80                4 REVENGED
TRUE NIGHT 346         0  1 0 TAINTED SAINTS 58     CUERVO 157              4 REVENGED
MOORADIEB 384          1  1 0 TAINTED SAINTS 58     LONG NOSE HAIRS 225     7         
BARKILY 148            3  5 2 WAR MACHINE 26        BLACK ORC 20            8 NONE    
DERRIK THE RED 295     1  5 0 WAR MACHINE 26        HIGH ELF 19             8 NONE    
ARVINIUS 95            2  6 0 WARMASTERS 15         BLACK ORC 20            8 NONE    
SOREX 94               1  3 0 WARMASTERS 15         TINNIE TATE 131         4 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hum.  It's getting difficult.  We are spilling a lot of blood.  But I would like to
say that I'm a little ticked with the way some managers are using the bloodfeuds; my
three kills were on no-kill challenged strats, and yet both Kellumbo and Var, without
saying a word in the ads, are bloodfeuding  the 4 times....  Full Moon Swoon can now
boast for three victories against Import-Export!  Sad.  Little.  Even in a new arena,
fair-play is a thing of the past. -- Le Pentarque

Long Nose Hairs and all you old AARPers, ahhhhhh!  Centrum Silver--one of my faves!
(better than the scimitar)  Don't leave home without it. -- Grandma Miller

Copernicus -- Congrats AGAIN on the DM crown.  We are glad to see that the "training
regime" is working.  Salute. -- The Consortium Elders

Dracularr -- AVOIDING A BLOODFEUD by NOT FIGHTING???  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  You should be
disbarred!  Where is that Player's committee when you really need them? -- Life
Impacts Scribe

La Pentarque -- Thankee, thankee.  Tryin ta keeper discreet, ya know?  Hey. -- Smitty

Epectitus -- Gotcha!  You some kind of bug or drug or something? -- Grandma Miller

Winterbraun -- You melted me quickly!  Salute. -- Extrusion

All -- R.I.P. Conrad Ironfist:  9(+1)-8(+1)-9-13-17-13-17 Slasher.  He looked
somewhat promising. -- Straynger

Adica -- "Brutally attempting to slay his foe"?  My what a vivid imagination these
arena scribes have.  I would never attempt to slay my foe...well, not BRUTALLY at any
rate. -- Freddy Ironfist

Impala -- Wheeze!!  Choke!!!  Gasp!!!  Bad...challenge.... -- Conrad Ironfist, R.I.P.

Pyotr Kapitsa -- Looks like neither one of us broke a sweat. -- Rupert Ironfist

Jim Beam -- Damn, I'm good! -- Cedrick Ironfist

Cedric -- Uh, Ced...you lost that match. -- Your ever helpful Clan Ironfist Teammates

Clan Ironfist Teammates -- You guys wouldn't know sarcasm if it slapped your face. --
Cedric Ironfist

Fricka -- Friggin, fraggin, freckin, froggin, FRICKA!!!!!!!!!!! -- Freddy Ironfist

e.e. cummings -- He didn't understand what you were trying to say at all, but Conrad
liked the part about the duck. -- Clan Ironfist for Conrad

AARP -- Does winning really upset you so?  We thought it only fair that we each get a
turn.  Besides, chicks dig scars. -- Bladesmen

Rain of Embers -- Yah gotta hate a broken weapon.  But let me give you a bit of
advice.  Just because your sword breaks, you don't have to just stand around and get
pounded on!  You made it very easy. -- The Baron

Djaik -- I love it when a plan comes together! -- Hardrada

Brendan Behan -- A Loon?  Here in Shadowspire?  I guess I can't get away from the
crazy little birds.  Aldebaran enjoyed the meeting. -- Nomad

Fulton -- Your career seems to be going the wrong direction after that little burst
to begin things.  That was an odd 16 point spread for a random match-up. -- Anvil
Ironfist

Lavender -- Now that was a wonderful little gift of a match-up for the commission to
give me for my first fight.  But you are an aggressive little thing. -- Gron da
Caveman

Smitty -- Nice record for Life Impacts.  I guess if I have to share the top with
someone, it is not a surprise nor a sin to share it with you-folk. -- Nomad

Ashlyn -- My apologies, I seem to have sent the wrong warrior at you...although
judging by the outcome perhaps I should be apologizing to him instead. -- Enin

Tinnie Tate -- The gods seem to favor you as you've been able to avoid my bloodfeud
challenges for two of the last three turns.  Hopefully, fortune favors me on the
fourth turn. -- Vanek, mgr. of Warmasters

Huckle Cat -- While I doubt you'll believe me.  Know that killing Texas Longhorn was
no my intention.  I only rechallenged him since he had been such an outstanding
teacher in our previous matchup.  My condolences on his loss. -- Vanek

Smitty -- Well, ta git him ta... <ahem>.  To get him to listen, we'd first have to
get him to stop talking.  No small task, that. -- Drake (with the slight taste of
grits in his mouth)

Rillion -- Hey!  Did you just call me, Darque, Mr. Freeze, Smitty, Blackstorm, Vanek
and Hammer unthinking golems? ;-P -- Drake

Dagrdraug -- It's fortunate for the fans as well. -- Chayn Saugh

Lord Xiang -- Even better:  What if we elected Smitty onto another team? -- Drake

4' Thick Glasses -- Yeah, we wouldn't want the children to see anything unwholesome,
like DANCING!  Why, we'd have to double the blood and killing just to balance out the
emotional scarring. -- Drake

Kat -- Depends, just what was going on in that lab the rat came from?  I mean, would
it really be that embarrassing to be defeated by Hulk Rat or The Six Million Dollar
Rat?  Now, being beaten by Mary Kay Overdose Rat, that would be embarrassing. --
Drake

Den -- I wish you would challenge my team.  It could only improve their record.
Besides, all this time in the game and you're still complaining about scum?  Surely

you've developed one or two anti-scum strategies by now.  I mean, if all I can do is
train my warriors to "best stand there and absorb strikes", feel free to challenge my
whole team with your best scum-killing tactics.  I dare you. -- Drake

Crambus -- Looks like we get to meet 4 more times! -- DeGotti

Lord Xiang -- We'll see! -- DeGotti

Ann Vyl -- Nice try!  When I saw the matchup I thought "ohh crap, another loss for
Chromian" but he sure pulled it out! -- DeGotti

What kind of crappy spyreporting is going on in this city?  I read the same sentence
like 4 times with only the team name changed!  It's a far cry from the quality
Spymasters of old! -- DeGotti

Icicle -- *phew*  Seems I'm a bit out of shape.  That was a LONG match, for me, that
is.  The best I can say is thanks for the skills and showing me I need to work on my 
conditioning.  Perhaps a second meeting will turn out different. -- Marcus Brenson

Carolina Blue -- It's regretful I am at the death of your warrior, Eric Montross.
'Twas not my intention that he end up dead, it's after being a rare occurrence when
my temper gets control of me.  I'll not be after ducking your bloodfeud. -- Barodan

Melancholy Malt -- Good thing you surrendered when you did.  I had just decided to
rid the arena of you. -- Goloswin

All -- Please forgive Goloswin's, um, intemperate remarks.  We're still trying to
civilize him.  We're considering a muzzle at the moment. -- Dio Ridenow

Da Vinci -- You lost your chance when you let me get up off the sands.  Good luck on
that secret admirer. -- Airyc Zyrr

Green Angel -- Look forward to at least one more bout with us.  Possibly more, as
Callina was quite dear to us. -- Warriors of The Basik's Own

The Basik's Own, Managed by Kendric Stormblade will NOT participate in the Banner
Competition. -- Kendric Stormblade

Smitty -- Hard to understand you when you're acting like a happy-go-lucky tambourine
man. -- Den

Rillion -- Thanks for that very insightful explanation of the frequency of Dark Arena
deaths last turn.  We are all dumber for having read it.  Go towards the light. --
Den

Aluminum Walker -- I have asked Alec Baldwin to respond to your cowardice for me;
"You are a pathetic little pig!  Dodging bloodfeuds proves what a worthless pathetic
little pig you are!"  I felt there was nobody that could sum up my emotions as well
as he.  This turn, with luck you have faced my Goreslinger, and with one dodge the
init will be mine and you will be his first win. -- Den

Kendric -- Hopefully you now realize that nobody cares, you are insignificant and if
you dropped entirely nobody would notice.  So, with that said, sit alone and realize
how pathetic you are, then swallow glass.  Enjoy your day, loser. -- Den

Drake -- Did you lose a guy last turn?  The reach of the Allied Axis is long and
cold.  Crambus killed your man with the ease of snapping the head from a dandelion,
although that should not surprise you, for you are fully aware of your limitations.
Pathetic, truly pathetic. -- Den

20 April 2007
All -- I've been...out of circulation for the last couple of months, and my lists
are not up to date.  If you've announced a manager name, a new alliance, or changed
a manager name or alliance since the middle of February, let me know in the ads, via
diplo, or in an e-mail (Sue (at) solberg-mathews (dot) com).  For that matter, if
you just want to make sure I've got things right, you can always do the same. -- The
Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BARKILY was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DERRIK THE RED was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
ARVINIUS was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
GHAS was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
PYOTR KAPITSA was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
LUCKY SEVEN was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
SUICIDE KING was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WOODEN HAND was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
DEAD DUDE was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
DEAT DUDETTE was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA3 was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
HARANDYN was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
DA was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena match.
JAMES WORTHY was beaten by BARODAN in a exciting 3 minute brutal Bloodfeud fight.
DEANA bested THE SMALL CAT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Bloodfeud conflict.
AIRYC ZYRR was demolished by LIATH in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
POWR GORESLINGER killed ALUMINUM WALKER in a 1 minute bloody Bloodfeud conflict.
GROLSCH overpowered ALBERTA CLIPPER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
KIRI FACADE won victory over SGT. YORK in a exciting 1 minute Bloodfeud fray.
SICKMAN outwaited BEER BELLY BILE in a tiring 13 minute amateur's Bloodfeud brawl.
ALFRED IRONFIST was overpowered by IMPALA in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
BLANDUS luckily beat TINNIE TATE in a popular 4 minute bloody Bloodfeud match.
CHESHIRE RAT was bested by SADLER in a popular 3 minute Challenge contest.
BURM WOLFSNARL was savagely defeated by CHAKHARI in a 2 minute brutal Challenge duel.
NECROMOUSER was beaten by CONSORTIUM? in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
HA-THRUST! won victory over SENSUAL SHREW in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
BARON STONEWALL slimly won victory over L'HERITIER in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
JOAN OF ARC overpowered DREX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LUCIUS defeated CHAYN SAUGH in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
MOUSE OF PAIN overpowered CELEGDRAUG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
CHAUCER lost to C.H.S. in a action packed 5 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
DECIMUS executed WINTERBRAUN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
HARDRADA was handily defeated by PLAGUENOG in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
URIK was slain by HERIBERT in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
ASHLYN vanquished ICICLE in a exciting 3 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
LAB RAT demolished GUTENBERG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SHRAPNEL BLAST savagely defeated STELLION in a 2 minute gory Challenge bout.
ROUGE easily killed HOWLING HYENA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
RED TAIL vanquished MISTY MEANER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THETA demolished IMPORT-EXPORT in a 2 minute brutal mismatched Challenge match.
FOUNTAIN handily defeated E.E. CUMMINGS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DORIS demolished KING COBRA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
FROSTY was unbelievably bested by BRUTAL BOB in a popular 4 minute Challenge bout.
EXTRUSION luckily beat DJAIMZ in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge competition.
CANTEX vanquished GOLOSWIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DA VINCI subdued DIRTY DIANA in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
ANN VYL bested '70 SUPERBIRD in a 2 minute Challenge match.
STUMP overcame '69 DAYTONA in a 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
COOPER was overpowered by LONG NOSE HAIRS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
GARN IRONFIST overcame DJAIK in a exciting 2 minute Challenge match.
NIGHTBANE overpowered GENGHIS TRON in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
BLOODY JAKE was vanquished by DROP DEAD NED in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
IRON MASK defeated STAPLE GHUN in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge competition.
BILEDRIVER narrowly defeated THE BIG CAT in a 4 minute bloody Challenge match.
RAWN was overpowered by SANGLANT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
HARM HEELHACKER overpowered FURY SLIVER in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
NUYEN NICK devastated ANGUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
SHADOW DANCER slimly won victory over CRIMSON in a 5 minute brutal Challenge battle.
GRON DA CAVEMAN devastated EPICTETUS in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GWYNNETH was subdued by BEREGDRAUG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge battle.
MARCUS BRENSON narrowly defeated MICEPICK in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
GRUL won victory over GRANITE in a 5 minute gory Challenge struggle.
RAEG TROPS overpowered ZIPPO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SNAKE BRADON bested TRAJEN in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
LAVENDER was killed by JULIUS PEPPERS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
BOING! was slaughtered by JUNKYARD DOGMA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DRYLPRES was savagely defeated by PLATO in a 6 minute novice's Challenge conflict.
COPERNICUS was defeated by '69 MUSTANG BOSS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Title bout.
FULL MOON SWOON luckily beat BIG BROTHER in a action packed 3 minute duel.
EDWARD GOREY beat NAEL GHUN in a popular 5 minute fight.
FLOR defeated SPONGE BATH in a 2 minute melee.
ALDEBARAN vanquished DAISY CHAINS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
DAGRDRAUG won victory over EVAN IRONFIST in a 2 minute gory fight.
MRS. VAUGHN was devastated by TURN-PARRY-DODGE in a 3 minute bloody uneven match.
LYCANTHROPIC LYNX was overpowered by CHAOS LORD in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ALEMA D'RAV was narrowly defeated by ANVIL IRONFIST in a popular 5 minute gory fight.
YRUF devastated DJOHEY DJR. in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
CHROMIAN beat MCBAIN in a 2 minute conflict.
BRENDAN BEHAN was demolished by '69 CHARGER in a 1 minute uneven match.
DIVINE BOVINE was devastated by SPIN1 in a 3 minute gory one-sided battle.
SAUCERHEAD THARPE vanquished WONDER WOMAN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SACHE viciously subdued GK CHESTERTON in a exciting 3 minute gruesome melee.
KRYSTA defeated BLAIR HAMMERTOE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
GRANDMA MILLER was subdued by SNOW CONE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fray.
'76 GRAN TORINO vanquished BLING BLING CROSBY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
VYNAR was devastated by FULTON in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BOREC overpowered BIBIDYBOB in a 1 minute one-sided match.
4' THICK GLASSES was overcome by LLUD in a 1 minute fight.
RAIN OF EMBERS was narrowly defeated by CHUPACABRON in a 5 minute brutal fray.
J.G. BALLARD was bested by TCHARLZ in a 2 minute brutal bout.
BORNE was overpowered by POKER FACE in a 1 minute brutal uneven duel.
KREK was vanquished by CONFUCIOUS in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
HOOK won victory over HUNTER in a 1 minute bout.
ALLANA D'RAV handily defeated INSURRECTION in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
HO! HA-HA! GUARD! was demolished by CORVOS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MYK was overpowered by CEDRIC IRONFIST in a 1 minute uneven competition.
COLD STEEL was overpowered by ANGRENDRAUG in a 4 minute gory one-sided bout.
KELLIGRRL was demolished by BREGDRAUG in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BLOODRUNNER bested OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute bout.
SNAKE EYES viciously butchered TEMPERATE TYRANT in a 2 minute gruesome contest.
PAPA SMURF overpowered MELANCHOLY MALT in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
MIA HAMM beat SACRED SABLE in a 2 minute fight.
SATAN'S ECHO put to death STACKHOUSE in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
ADICA was vanquished by EPICURAS in a 3 minute mismatched bout.
GRIM SLEEPER unbelievably bested ANASAZI STORRS in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
INDIA demolished LAO TZU in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
ONE-EYED JACK was slaughtered by DEUCE BIGALOW in a 1 minute uneven fray.
SERENITY was overpowered by SIMON IRONFIST in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
WIMPY was subdued by SLATE SCABROCK in a 4 minute amateur's battle.
RUPERT IRONFIST overpowered WHLOTTA ROSIE in a 1 minute uneven contest.
DALEK was outwaited by TYRA in a slow 27 minute gory novice's fight.
COFFIN FODDER executed PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 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                  37         TOTAL PARRY      146 -  61 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 36         PARRY-LUNGE       45 -  43 -  2      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     29         WALL OF STEEL    108 - 105 -  8      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   26         AIMED BLOW        65 -  74 -  6      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  22         STRIKING ATTACK  146 - 172 - 12      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 18         SLASHING ATTACK   77 -  93 -  6      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                      15         LUNGING ATTACK   152 - 193 - 13      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     13         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  30 -  5      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     8         BASHING ATTACK    78 - 114 - 10      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-STRIKE      31 -  53 -  3      37  |

Turn   8 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       19 - 10     LUNGING ATTACK    18 - 19         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  2     AIMED BLOW         6 -  9         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK   18 - 18     PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  8         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK    11 - 11     SLASHING ATTACK    5 - 13         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL     13 - 13     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  7         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  '69 MUSTANG BOSS 236        5   3  1   59 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHAKHARI 108                7   1  0   64 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
WALL OF STEEL    SADLER 129                  7   0  0   60 RED IRON KNIGHTS (22)
LUNGING ATTACK   JOAN OF ARC 165             5   3  0   53 DARQUE AGES (29)
TOTAL PARRY      EDWARD GOREY 222            8   0  0   49 LITERATE LOONS (40)
PARRY-LUNGE      FLOR 263                    6   0  0   49 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
BASHING ATTACK   DECIMUS 97                  6   2  2   46 WARMASTERS (15)
AIMED BLOW       ASHLYN 355                  4   1  0   41 KATHOUSE (3)
PARRY-STRIKE     HERIBERT 337                4   1  2   36 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GROLSCH 45.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CHAUCER 164.  The ten other most popular fighters were BIG BROTHER 59, NAEL GHUN 71, 
ALEMA D'RAV 196, CHESHIRE RAT 204, L'HERITIER 73, JAMES WORTHY 66, TINNIE TATE 131, 
DJAIMZ 168, BLOODY JAKE 369, and SACHE 246.

The least popular fighter this week was DALEK 277.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TYRA 416, SICKMAN 387, BEER BELLY BILE 381, WIMPY 408, GRANITE 118, 
SHADOW DANCER 334, WHLOTTA ROSIE 423, SERENITY 404, ONE-EYED JACK 327, and EPICURAS 
394.