DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/12/2007    Duedate: 09/25/2007

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-18

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

'76 GRAN TORINO
AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
(81-234) [13-5-1,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

'76 GRAN TORINO                MORTE D'AMOUR
AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)           BLADE MAGES (66)
(81-234) [13-5-1,148]          (81-528) [2-1-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GROLSCH                        BLAIR HAMMERTOE
ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)            BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
(81-45) [11-7-1,80]            (81-114) [8-9-2,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LA PENTARCHIE (11)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RODENT CLAN (37)            57
2. ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)         46      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
3. OF WOLF AND MAN (57)        40      Unchartered Team
4. LA PENTARCHIE (11)          39
5. THE DRAUGS (17)             31      BLADE MAGES (66)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)     14   6  1 70.0   1/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       13  2 0
 2/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      61  29  1 67.8   2/16 THE DRAUGS (17)          11  4 1
 3/ 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     55  35  2 61.1   3/14 KNIGHTBLADE (23)         10  5 0
 4/ 5 KNIGHTBLADE (23)          54  35  0 60.7   4/ 1 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    9  6 1
 5/ 4 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      54  36  3 60.0   5/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      9  6 0
 6/ 6 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       45  30  2 60.0   6/19 LITERATE LOONS (40)       9  6 0
 7- 7*BLACK ROSE (47)           12   8  0 60.0   7/ 5 CLAN IRONFIST (52)        9  6 0
 8/ 9 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        53  37  3 58.9   8/ 4 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       8  6 1
 9/ 8 DARQUE AGES (29)          53  37  1 58.9   9/ 6 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       8  7 1
10/11 THE DRAUGS (17)           51  39  1 56.7  10/ 8 ERRATA (44)               8  7 1
11/12 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    46  39  5 54.1  11/20 FUCHI OWNED (54)          8  7 1
12/10 ERRATA (44)               44  40  2 52.4  12/ 9 KATHOUSE (3)              8  7 0
13/14 RODENT CLAN (37)          46  43  1 51.7  13/ 7 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     8  7 0
14/13 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       46  44  2 51.1  14/12 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 0
15/16 LITERATE LOONS (40)       45  45  1 50.0  15/17 RODENT CLAN (37)          8  7 0
16/15 FUCHI OWNED (54)          39  41  1 48.8  16-13*AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)    7  3 2
17/19 CLAN IRONFIST (52)        36  39  2 48.0  17/18 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       7  8 0
18/17 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)      40  45  1 47.1  18/24 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      7  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/21 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       42  48  2 46.7  19-10*4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)     6  4 0
20-20*AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)    14  16  2 46.7  20/11 CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)      6  8 0
21/23 KATHOUSE (3)              40  49  1 44.9  21/28 INEBRIATION (27)          6  9 1
22/28 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      31  39  3 44.3  22/23 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      6  9 1
23/24 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      33  42  1 44.0  23/22 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        6  9 0
24/25 AARP (41)                 38  49  7 43.7  24/21 WARMASTERS (15)           6  9 0
25/22 CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)      34  45  4 43.0  25/15 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      6  9 0
26/29 WARMASTERS (15)           38  52  4 42.2  26/29 AARP (41)                 5 10 1
27/26 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    38  52  1 42.2  27/27 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)      5 10 0
28/30 INEBRIATION (27)          27  42  3 39.1  28/26 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    5 10 0
29/31 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        35  55  4 38.9  29/32*BLADE MAGES (66)          4 11 0
30/32 WAR MACHINE (26)          30  60  6 33.3  30-25*BLACK ROSE (47)           2  3 0
31/33 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        18  40  0 31.0  31/34 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        2  7 0
32/34*BLADE MAGES (66)           4  11  0 26.7  32/35*TEAM SAVAGE (67)          2  8 1
33/35*TEAM SAVAGE (67)           2   8  1 20.0  33/30 WAR MACHINE (26)          2 13 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                    Elephest 2008--Next Summer's Blockbuster Hit
                                    Master Darque

     Master Darque is meeting with the top Shadowyspirewood producers and pitching
ideas for future movies.  He had learned years ago that being an evil necromancer and
all-around diabolical half-demon did not pay very well, so he became an
Shadowyspirewood pitch man to help pay the bills and support his evil schemes.
     "Okay ladies and gentlemen, picture this, we cast Pauly as a man's man with the
ego the size of a small city-state, he walks with a limp, and he has a monkey,"
Master Darque said.  The Shadowyspirewood execs listened intently.  "Vindictus was a
loving mother who died during the Chaos Wars while looking for the ghost of her
brother.  They hook up, fight evil, and meddle with the space-time continuum."
     "Interesting," one of the execs said slowly.  "What else do you have?"  Pages
turned on legal pads and quills scribbled across paper throughout the room.  Whispers
could be heard among a few of the producers and the sound of someone vomiting could
be heard in the distance.
     "Okay, that isn't your cup of tea.  How about this," the necromancer pulled the
poster board from the easel and tossed it aside to present his next idea.  "Okay, you
are going to love this.  Nuln is a cop with a feeling that someone is watching him
and a strange, deadly disease that will kill him in 48 hours.  Elephant is a
confused, smelly housewife who captains small boats for the Andorian navy and is
seeking a life partner.  They meet, fall in love, and fight crime while meddling with
the space-time continuum."
     One of the execs looked up from his writings and said, "Our last gay navy crime
fighter was a big flop.  We just aren't ready to try it again so soon."
     "Of course you are not," Master Darque sighed deeply.  He only had a few ideas
left and they were not getting any better.  He had come out strong with his best
proposals leading the way.  It was only downhill from here on out he thought.
     "All right then, let's take a look at this next one," the wizard pointed at the
poster board and it flew across the room.  His agitation was apparent to all.
"Picture this with me if you would ladies and gentlemen," Master Darque spoke calmly
for dramatic emphasis.  "Tripwire is a flame-haired soccer player with a love for
kayaking and the ability to bend spoons.  He has a monkey with a limp that dreams of
being a cop someday.  Otis the Drunk is a beautiful fashion model seeking the manatee
that killed his father.  They meet, fight extra-dimensional invaders, look for love
in all the wrong places, and mess with the space-time continuum."
     "Talcama Productions is just releasing an extra-dimensional monkey cop love
story.  It will look like we can't come up with anything original if we go with this
one," a wormy looking executive squeaked from a dark corner.
     "This is a soccer playing extra-dimensional action movie that just happens to
have a monkey cop.  It is completely different!" Master Darque argued.  The producers
were not convinced, so the half-demon went to his final idea.
     "This is my last idea of the day gentlemen," Master Darque said crest-fallen.
"Hombre is a tall father of three with a phobia of Andorians and shins of steel.
Swinetiger is a homeless woman that won the Chaos Wars for Alastari and has a
yearning for tainted scrod.  They travel to another world, produce fiscally
responsible off-spring, reduce third world debt and meddle with the time-space
continuum."
     Murmurs could be heard across the room.  Master Darque was unsure if they were
sad or angry, perhaps a little bit of both.  He braced himself for cries of "Burn
Him!" as an executive stood.
     "We love it!  Production will start next week.  Our people will be in touch with
your people for the screenplay," the executive was all smiles as his colleagues only
nodded their heads and congratulated one another.  "There is just one last issue.
What are we going to call this movie?"
     "A plot this good can only be called one thing--Elephest 2008," Darque knew it
was going to be the biggest flop in Alastarian movie history, but at least the title
could snazzy.  The executives were elated at the suggestion.
     Darque took his leave of the meeting room and exited the building.  The half-
demon decided he did not understand Shadowyspirewood or its people.  Perhaps it was
time for a career change.  He heard Scrodbucks was hiring scrod jockeys.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Shadowspire!!

     I'm still here and I'm still honored.  WOW.  I tried to be humble last turn and
that's why there was no Column.  Ok, the real story, I drank too much wine the night
before (true story).  Four turns in a row is amazing and I'm setting the challenge
for future Duelmasters of Shadowspire to top it.  With a little luck, I'll push that
number to five.
     My memento for the throne room is a copy of City of Heroes for the PC.  The
codex entry is "Don't drink too much wine on a work night."
     As always, good luck and much love to my teammates.

Until next time,

'76 Gran Torino
Duelmaster, Shadowspire

P.S.  Elephest 2007 is always here, I can hardly wait.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SHADOWSPIRE?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, BIG LAKE OUTCASTS, since LA 
PENTARCHIE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If The Warty 
Toad is buying drinks for THE DRAUGS' good turn, I'm afraid the place will be dry 
before long.  A 5-0-1 makes for a big thirst.  With any luck, I can sneak into The 
Warty Toad and join KNIGHTBLADE's celebration over their good record this turn.  3rd 
place, not bad.  If The Warty Toad is buying drinks for LITERATE LOONS' good turn, 
I'm afraid the place will be dry before long.  A 4-1-0 makes for a big thirst.  Now 
let's all watch OF WOLF AND MAN's heads swell from their 4-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha 
ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
MOUSE OF PAIN win a fight and gain 28 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MOUSE OF PAIN beat 
CHAKHARI and CHAKHARI lost 20 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or 
broken, our Duelmaster HA-THRUST! challenged this turn.  And if variety is the spice 
of life, SHADOWSPIRE may be getting bland, as '76 GRAN TORINO stays top dog in the 
city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to 
know what's new, don't you, SHADOWSPIRE?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  KELLUMBO'S KIDS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was CLAN IRONFIST.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, SNAKE EYES was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  I notice FELIX challenging down 19 points to fight BUD 
WISER, WARMASTERS doubtless has some rotten excuse for such an insult to honor.  And 
sorry to say, FELIX beat BUD WISER, leaving a bad feeling with the crowd.  I think 
exploitive snob is the term I'm looking for.  Now here's guts and stupidity all 
rolled into one, WHLOTTA ROSIE challenged up 26 to take on EDWARD GOREY of LITERATE 
LOONS.  But here's a pretty tale--WHLOTTA ROSIE did lose the fight, but gained 8 
worth of recognition.  Some long shots can pay off, I guess.  I suspect either a 21 
will or a 21 ego on this one, but ROUGE has challenged up by 28 in an attempt against 
'70 SUPERBIRD.  My sides still hurt from laughing about '70 SUPERBIRD losing and 
giving ROUGE 26 points of recognition.  Ha ha ha ha!!  HELL'S HERALD was challenged 
by one of BATTLE GRUNTS' warriors this turn, with GRANITE having a lead of 30 points 
going into the fight.  Question now is, will SHADOWSPIRE accept this sort of tacky 
behavior?  GRANITE beating HELL'S HERALD.  The insult, the....yech!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  I could say I saw this coming, but so 
could anyone else.  Anyway, this turn it came.  TRAJEN's 4-13-1 has earned him the 
Dark Arena.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  DJAIK, a glorious 8-9-0 fighter, has 
passed away.  Gee, too bad THE MONGOLOIDS II.  And what a stunning loss we have here, 
boys and girls, BLING BLING CROSBY of HUCKLE'S CATS has added the final loss to its 
6-9-0.  Tee hee!  A big yahoo goes out to KIRI FACADE this turn, for revenging 
KATHOUSE's bloodfeud against ERRATA's warrior FOUNTAIN.  Heh, heh, heh.  It's about 
time POWR GORESLINGER got beat for picking on warriors like HO! HA-HA! GUARD!.  
Bravo, D2 MIGHTY DUCKS.  See you at The Warty Toad.  Not that I'll be buying the 
drinks, but I'll be glad to see DOWNTOWN BROWN and ALE HOUSE MERCS at The Warty Toad 
tonight celebrating their bloodfeud victory over NUYEN NICK.  Titanium shields and 
bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in SHADOWSPIRE to get a drink than The Warty 
Toad!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
SHADOWSPIRE.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '76 GRAN TORINO 234          13   5  1   148       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURM WOLFSNARL 113           14   3  0   105       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 MOUSE OF PAIN 206            12   6  0   102       RODENT CLAN (37)
 COPERNICUS 163               16   2  0    95       DARQUE AGES (29)
 CONSORTIUM? 77               13   5  0    91       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HA-THRUST! 180               12   5  0    90       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 JOAN OF ARC 165              11   7  0    89       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SNAKE EYES 58                 9   7  1    88       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 THE SMALL CAT 74             12   6  1    87       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             17   1  0    86       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 IMPALA 240                   12   5  1    86       ERRATA (44)
 KRYSTA 41                    11   5  0    81       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 GROLSCH 45                   11   7  1    80       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 DA VINCI 166                  9   9  0    79       DARQUE AGES (29)
 CHAKHARI 108                 13   5  1    77       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 LAB RAT 330                  10   5  0    77       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 ANVIL IRONFIST 84            15   3  0    76       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 KREK 213                     10   8  1    76       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 RUPERT IRONFIST 301           8   7  0    76       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 PLAGUENOG 205                 9   9  0    73       RODENT CLAN (37)
 FELIX 437                     7   3  0    73       WARMASTERS (15)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '69 MUSTANG BOSS 236          9   9  1    70       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHLOTTA ROSIE 423             7   4  0    66       KATHOUSE (3)
 HARDRADA 353                 11   4  0    65       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 STRAY CAT 242                10   6  0    65       ERRATA (44)
 FLOR 263                     10   4  0    65       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 NATTY LIGHT 443               7   3  0    65       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 DEANA 112                    12   6  0    64       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 ROUGE 121                     8  10  2    64       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 HO! HA-HA! GUARD! 178         8   9  0    64       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 GARN IRONFIST 373            11   3  0    63       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 CHESHIRE RAT 204             11   6  0    62       RODENT CLAN (37)
 THE BIG CAT 75                8  10  0    60       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 CELEGDRAUG 107               12   6  0    58       THE DRAUGS (17)
 POKER FACE 325                8   7  1    57       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIRI FACADE 37               11   7  1    56       KATHOUSE (3)
 BREGDRAUG 103                 7  11  1    56       THE DRAUGS (17)
 CRIMSON 122                   9   9  1    55       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 '69 DAYTONA 235              12   6  0    54       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 DREX 135                     11   7  0    53       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 BIG BROTHER 59                7   9  0    53       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 DEXTER 452                    7   1  0    53       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 BLACK MARIA 435               7   3  0    53       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 DECIMUS 97                   12   6  2    52       WARMASTERS (15)
 BRENDAN BEHAN 221             9   9  1    52       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 ANGUS 217                    10   8  0    51       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MCBAIN 318                    9   7  0    51       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 POWDER HOUND 479              4   3  0    51       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 '69 CHARGER 237              11   7  1    50       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 E.E. CUMMINGS 219             8  10  0    50       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 CHROMIAN 40                   9   7  1    49       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BALDSPOT 429                  7   3  2    49       AARP (41)
 DOWNTOWN BROWN 477            5   2  1    49       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76              9   9  2    48       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SATAN'S ECHO 370              9   4  1    48       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 SLIM 454                      5   4  0    48       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ANGRENDRAUG 105              12   6  0    46       THE DRAUGS (17)
 DJAIMZ 168                   10   8  1    46       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 DAGRDRAUG 297                10   6  0    46       THE DRAUGS (17)
 FOUNTAIN 241                  6  11  1    46       ERRATA (44)
 LLUD 216                      8  10  0    45       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 STUMP 238                     9   8  0    44       ERRATA (44)
 POWR GORESLINGER 117          6  11  2    44       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 SANGLANT 340                  6   8  0    43       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 SHADOW DANCER 334            10   4  0    42       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 BARON STONEWALL 85            9   9  2    42       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 '70 SUPERBIRD 233             9   9  0    42       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 NUYEN NICK 331                7   8  1    42       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 CHAUCER 164                   7  11  1    42       DARQUE AGES (29)
 INDIA 391                    10   3  0    40       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 TYRA 416                      9   2  0    40       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CYRUS IRONFIST 486            6   0  0    40       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 NIGHTBANE 377                11   2  0    38       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 BUD WISER 276                10   2  0    38       INEBRIATION (27)
 GUTENBERG 167                10   8  0    38       DARQUE AGES (29)
 J.G. BALLARD 218              8  10  0    38       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 BORNE 214                     9   9  1    37       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 TROG 466                      4   4  0    37       WAR MACHINE (26)
 SPONGE BATH 226               8  10  2    36       AARP (41)
 BLAIR HAMMERTOE 114           8   9  2    35       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225           8  10  1    35       AARP (41)
 GRANITE 118                   8  10  0    34       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 LIATH 398                     6   6  1    34       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJOHEY DJR. 288               8   9  0    33       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 WONDER WOMAN 62               6  10  1    33       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 HARDOR 413                    5   3  1    33       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SPIN1 182                     7  10  1    32       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 TCHARLZ 171                   7  11  0    32       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 MYTHOS 463                    6   2  0    32       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 DOMINO 433                    5   5  0    32       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 BLOODY JAKE 369               8   6  1    31       WAR MACHINE (26)
 ZIPPO 239                     7  10  0    31       ERRATA (44)
 SGT. YORK 61                  6  10  1    31       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 CEDRIC IRONFIST 303           5  10  1    31       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 HUNTER 120                    5  13  1    30       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 HERIBERT 337                  6   8  2    29       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 SARNDRAUG 469                 6   2  0    28       THE DRAUGS (17)
 ORC CHOPS 490                 3   3  0    28       FUCHI OWNED (54)
-THAG 513                      3   1  0    28       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 THE MAD RATTER 523            4   0  0    27       RODENT CLAN (37)
 CHUPACABRON 284               5  11  0    26       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 ADICA 339                     5   9  0    26       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 GK CHESTERTON 305             3  13  0    26       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SIMON IRONFIST 414            4   7  1    25       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
-B FEUD BAIT HAMMER 461        4   2  1    25       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
-GARK 512                      3   1  0    25       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
-DEATH KNIGHT 256              3   1  0    25       BLACK ROSE (47)
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400           6   6  0    24       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 HARM HEELHACKER 385           6   6  0    24       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NURM 511                      3   1  0    23       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529            3   0  0    23       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-SEDUCTION HAMMER 458          2   4  1    23       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 MORTE D'AMOUR 528             2   1  0    23       BLADE MAGES (66)
 GENGHIS TRON 285              3  13  0    22       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
-GURG 515                      2   2  0    22       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 ONYX 453                      6   3  0    21       FUCHI OWNED (54)
-PERFECT 10 HAMMER 462         3   3  0    20       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 BAD LASS 538                  2   0  0    19       KATHOUSE (3)
-TEMPTRESS HAMMER 460          1   5  0    19       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 IRON MASK 403                 3   9  0    18       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 ALANNA WYRMCLAW 555           1   0  0    18       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 CAKE DADDY 434                3   7  0    16       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 ETHER BUNNY 517               2   3  0    15       RODENT CLAN (37)
 FALSE TEETH 521               1   3  0    15       AARP (41)
-COMMANDER HAMMER 459          4   2  0    14       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 PANDORA 488                   4   2  0    14       KNIGHTBLADE (23)
 MILLER 467                    4   2  0    14       INEBRIATION (27)
-DURG 531                      2   0  0    14       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 HADES' ANGEL 535              1   1  1    14       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 BHUBHA 450                    2   7  0    13       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 ROQUE 549                     1   0  0    12       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 DUCK OR ELSE 542              1   1  0    11       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 DEYLAR 543                    1   1  0    11       BLADE MAGES (66)
-LADY DREAMWEAVR 255           3   1  0    10       BLACK ROSE (47)
 NITRO PILLS 520               1   3  1    10       AARP (41)
 DRUNKEN STUPOR 548            1   0  0    10       INEBRIATION (27)
 GARTH IRONFIST 485            1   5  0     9       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
-LADY DEATH 257                2   2  0     8       BLACK ROSE (47)
-LADY NIGHTSHADE 253           2   2  0     8       BLACK ROSE (47)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LADY BLACKTHORN 254           2   2  0     8       BLACK ROSE (47)
 JAGER 530                     1   2  1     6       INEBRIATION (27)
 OCTAVIAN 553                  1   0  0     6       WARMASTERS (15)
 FERAL CHILD 533               1   1  0     5       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 PERFECT POREMBA 539           1   1  0     4       KATHOUSE (3)
 QUIGLEY 540                   0   2  0     4       WAR MACHINE (26)
 CHRELD 525                    0   3  0     3       BLADE MAGES (66)
 DUCK DODGERS 532              0   3  0     3       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 BELLE MORTE 526               0   3  0     3       BLADE MAGES (66)
 SEVERUS 541                   0   2  0     2       WARMASTERS (15)
 CELESTIAL ROGUE 537           0   2  0     2       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 HELL'S HERALD 536             0   2  0     2       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 LIENIE 546                    0   2  0     2       INEBRIATION (27)
 PORCHE RED 556                0   1  0     1       KATHOUSE (3)
 MYSTIC WOLF 547               0   1  0     1       TEAM SAVAGE (67)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAPTURED ORC 8         0  1 0   1                   BALDSPOT 429           18 NONE    
THAK 514               1  1 1 4-LETTER CAVEMEN 65   CEDRIC IRONFIST 303    15         
DEAD DUDE 557          0  1 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5     HIGH ELF 19            18 NONE    
ABBEY LEFFE 498        3  2 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5     NUYEN NICK 331         17 JUST REV
TOSC 544               1  1 0 BLADE MAGES 66        HADES' ANGEL 535       18         
TARNISHED HEART 524    0  1 0 BLADE MAGES 66        B FEUD BAIT HAMME 461  16         
SIDLE 527              0  1 0 BLADE MAGES 66        JAGER 530              16         
TURN-PARRY-DODGE 278   7  6 0 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS 32    BARON STONEWALL 85     15 REVENGED
BORING!?! 428          3  5 0 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS 32    POWR GORESLINGER 117   16 JUST REV
BLACK ARROW 489        2  3 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13   DOWNTOWN BROWN 477     17         
SNAKE EYES 554         0  1 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56    SPYMASTER 22           18 NONE    
BLING BLING CROSB 282  6 10 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 51      POKER FACE 325         18         
CAPTAIN MORGAN 468     0  4 0 INEBRIATION 27        SEDUCTION HAMMER 458   16         
ASHLYN 355             9  5 0 KATHOUSE 3            FOUNTAIN 241           17 JUST REV
LILALI RIRIRON 522     0  1 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11      NITRO PILLS 520        15 JUST REV
DJAIK 169              8 10 0 THE MONGOLOIDS II 30  BREGDRAUG 103          18         
MORE DA 550            0  1 0 WAR MACHINE 26        BLACK ORC 20           18 NONE    
GO DA GO 551           0  1 0 WAR MACHINE 26        BANDIT PRINCE 25       18 NONE    
FIRECLAW 465           2  2 0 WAR MACHINE 26        BRENDAN BEHAN 221      14 REVENGED
CALE 519               1  1 0 WAR MACHINE 26        HARDOR 413             16 REVENGED
TRAJEN 96              4 14 1 WARMASTERS 15         MOUNTAIN TROLL 18      18 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Vanek -- If you want to play with the scum, let's play. -- Kellumbo

Drex -- Ohhhhhhhh, so close!  Thought I had you there. -- India

'76 -- Leave poor Ha Thrust alone and play with a big girl. -- Chakhari

All -- Hmm, just a few more turns till Shadowspire starts getting its first ADM
invites.  How the time has flown by.  Regardless of all the smack talk and role-
playing, I just wanted to say how much fun this arena has been.  Thanks to you all. -
- Detective Kellumbo

Simon Ironfist -- You need to do something about that asthma problem. -- Pandora

Sanglant -- Impressive display of strength. -- Shadow Dancer

Hunter -- Har!  'Twas an entertain' bit o' scrappin'.  Ya did well fer a Kannari, yer
kind don' usually hold up well against real competition!  So ya lost, I'd count yer
blessings, after all yer not dead! -- Mythos

India -- It's a shame you're not trained to fight back. -- Drex

Natty Light -- I don' much care fer yer kind.  A good dark dwaven ale will beat ya
anytime! -- Garn

Well, that Burm Wolfsnarl is good.  I tried a few times.  I think I had enough.... --
Le Pentarque

Ikillu -- You are sweet! -- Le Pentarque

A childhood hero challenging a cute little cat? -- The Small Cat

Trajen -- It is with a heavy heart that I must finally sign the papers to commit you
to fight in the Dark Arena this turn.  You seemed to ooze potential from the
beginning, but finally, potential just won't cut it anymore.  Results are what matter
in this business, and sadly, yours are severely lacking.  At first I blamed myself
for your poor results, but in the end it's your learning rate of less than 1 skill
per fight that did you in.  I tried to be patient, but alas even your Master rating
in Riposte and excellent stats of 9-10-5-17-9-15-21 won't save you from continual
losses and disappointment.  I've tried everything and have finally given up.  May
whatever Gods you pray to watch over you in your fight this week. -- Vanek, Manager
of Warmasters

Tyra -- I'll give you credit for having alot of heart.  I was surprised that I had to
knock you down 3 times before I could claim victory.  There is definitely no quit in
you, that's for sure! -- Felix

Miller -- The Lady thands you for the dance, monsieur.  You taught me well.  More
than that she could not ask. -- Bell Morte

Le Pentarque -- Across oceans unknown have Blade Mages come to dance Alastari sands.
The ways of combat we seek to learn, from masters of battle who choose to teach,
rather than spurn. -- Blade Mages

Stray Cat -- An excellent fight! Thanks for the skills! -- Flor

Crambus -- Next time send someone who will teach me a few more skills please! --
Hardor

Big Brother -- A valiant effort. -- Rupert Ironfist

Pandora --
               Simon says:  Stop challenging us.
               Simon says:  Back in your box.
               Simon says:  I must admit, I was impressed.
-- Simon Ironfist

Ether Bunny -- Well, that didn't quite go the way you thought it would now did it? --
Garth Ironfist

Garn -- The only one under my skin is you.  You disappoint me and I can't help but
allow my emotions to surface whenever I think of how much I used to respect you. --
Garth

Ale House Mercs -- Another Death?  And Black Arrow was so promising.  8(9)-3(4)-14-
17-21-10-11.  That Arrow had worked so well on Smaug.  I guess we will need to
bloodfeud again. -- Dragonbane Guild

Snake Eyes -- Well, that was a very unsuccesful strategy modification.  Nice fight. -
- Anvil Ironfist

Duck Dodgers -- I hope Woody was just hunting for skills, because that was a cruel
thing to do to you.  At least T-P-D had already been avenged. -- Baron Stonewall

'69 Mustang Boss -- I'm bettin' that wasn't what you had in mind!  Thanks for the
win. -- Hardrada

Lady Nightshade -- The caveman does fight back.  Nice try. -- Gron

Stump --
     The lout who was known as Stump,
     would lie on the couch like a lump,
        He'd bark, "Girlfriend, serve me,
        mini-burgers, whiskey",
     And he'd never get off his fat rump.
-- e.e. cummings

ANNOUNCING ELEPHEST 2007!!  YES, THAT'S RIGHT ELEPHEST 2007!!

Rules:  Write a team spotlight detailing Elephest 2007 in Shadowspire.

The minimum length of a spotlight to be entered is 1/2 column in the newsletter which
is 31 lines, each line 85 characters across (yes, just like TOGS).

Shadowspire Residents and Non-residents are eligible to participate.

Spotlights must be submitted on Shadowspire (Arena 81) turns 18 or 19.  Please
include your manager name in title.  Enter as many times as you wish on turns 18
and/or 19.

Who ever best describes Elephest 2007 will be named "Promoter -- Elephest 2007".  The
promoter (winner) will be announced on turn 20 with his/her winning spotlight.

No whining!  There can only be one.

Prizes:
Winner of the Elephest 2007 will be granted the title "Promoter - Elephest 2007"
Winner will receive (4) free team rollups.

Hope to see each and every one of you there! -- Elephant, Manager, American Muscle -
Shadowspire

6 September 2007
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                   *****                              *******
                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
                   *****                              *******
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15 managers have announced for the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse!!!!!!  There is still 
time to join and make a name for yourself in one of Alastari's fiercest contests!  I 
must correct a mistake in the previous announcement.  I incorrectly called it the 
Slaughterhouse 2, but in reality, this will be the third installment of the 
Slaughterhouse!

HOW TO JOIN

*Find a Partner

*Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn 
of the contest.  You may also email or diplo Master Darque.

*Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up 
Certificate.  Only certificates will be accepted for entry.  All certificates 
submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes.

*RU certificates must be received on or before the first turn of the contest which is 
Stormcrowe Turn 263 (running approximately November 27, 2007).

RULES and SCORING

Rules and Scoring information for the Slaughterhouse will be posted every turn in the 
Stormcrowe newsletter beginning with Turn 260 and in a final all arena ad in 
November.

PRIZES

ENDURANCE AWARD:  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes 
in 60 of the 65 contest fights.

KILL MASTER AWARD:  The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited 
Immortality Potion.  This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior.  He/she will be 
resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2.

TOP TEAM AWARD:  Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize 
pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance:

*One (1) +1 Bonus Potion
*Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior
*Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates

Special note from RSI on prizes:  All contest prizes must be used within three 
months.  All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating 
contest team in DM 45.  The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time, 
after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears.

NEED MORE INFORMATION

Rules questions and clarifications may be directed to Master Darque the contest 
coordinator.  He may be reached by email at rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or by 
diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRAJEN was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SNAKE EYES was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MORE DA was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
GO DA GO was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DEAD DUDE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
IMPORT-EXPORT overpowered NITRO PILLS in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
BLOODY JAKE was bested by HARDOR in a 1 minute Bloodfeud duel.
KIRI FACADE defeated FOUNTAIN in a 1 minute Bloodfeud struggle.
HO! HA-HA! GUARD! overpowered POWR GORESLINGER in a 1 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
DOWNTOWN BROWN defeated NUYEN NICK in a action packed 4 minute Bloodfeud melee.
'76 GRAN TORINO vanquished HA-THRUST! in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
CONSORTIUM? won victory over KRYSTA in a popular 3 minute Challenge duel.
DA VINCI was overpowered by BURM WOLFSNARL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
JOAN OF ARC overpowered FLOR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SNAKE EYES slimly lost to COPERNICUS in a exciting 4 minute Challenge contest.
THE SMALL CAT demolished HARDRADA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
FELIX handily defeated BUD WISER in a 3 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge conflict.
WHLOTTA ROSIE was luckily beaten by EDWARD GOREY in a 4 minute Challenge struggle.
POWDER HOUND was handily defeated by PLAGUENOG in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
IMPALA devastated DEANA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
BLACK MARIA beat LLUD in a 2 minute Challenge match.
'69 CHARGER was overpowered by KREK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
NATTY LIGHT overpowered STUMP in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DEXTER devastated GUTENBERG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BLAIR HAMMERTOE was unbelievably bested by TYRA in a popular 6 minute Challenge match.
DJAIK was slaughtered by BREGDRAUG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
POKER FACE slew BLING BLING CROSBY in a 2 minute Challenge match.
SGT. YORK was overpowered by CELEGDRAUG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CHROMIAN beat TROG in a action packed 1 minute gory Challenge fight.
SATAN'S ECHO defeated LONG NOSE HAIRS in a 2 minute Challenge match.
ROUGE vanquished '70 SUPERBIRD in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
DJOHEY DJR. was beaten by CHAUCER in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fray.
GRANITE handily defeated HELL'S HERALD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SHADOW DANCER overpowered GK CHESTERTON in a 4 minute uneven Challenge fight.
TCHARLZ was luckily beaten by J.G. BALLARD in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
CYRUS IRONFIST narrowly defeated MYTHOS in a exciting 8 minute gory Challenge bout.
DOMINO was outwaited by NIGHTBANE in a crowd pleasing 7 minute Challenge match.
SIMON IRONFIST won victory over GENGHIS TRON in a 1 minute bloody Challenge fight.
MILLER subdued SEVERUS in a 3 minute Challenge match.
MORTE D'AMOUR devastated CAKE DADDY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
BELLE MORTE was overpowered by ETHER BUNNY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
JAGER was handily defeated by FALSE TEETH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
BAD LASS savagely defeated BHUBHA in a action packed 4 minute gory Challenge bout.
QUIGLEY was unbelievably bested by SARNDRAUG in a 13 minute Challenge match.
DEYLAR was overcome by ADICA in a 1 minute novice vs. veteran Challenge duel.
LIENIE was demolished by DUCK OR ELSE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CHAKHARI was devastated by MOUSE OF PAIN in a action packed 1 minute mismatched match.
ANVIL IRONFIST overcame CHESHIRE RAT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
GROLSCH beat STRAY CAT in a action packed 4 minute bloody competition.
CRIMSON was demolished by LAB RAT in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided match.
RUPERT IRONFIST won victory over THE BIG CAT in a 3 minute bout.
'69 MUSTANG BOSS was luckily beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 3 minute fray.
GARN IRONFIST won victory over BIG BROTHER in a exciting 3 minute match.
BORNE was overcome by INDIA in a exciting 6 minute brutal bout.
'69 DAYTONA narrowly defeated BARON STONEWALL in a 7 minute bout.
ZIPPO was handily defeated by E.E. CUMMINGS in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
SPONGE BATH was overpowered by MCBAIN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DECIMUS subdued WONDER WOMAN in a 1 minute brawl.
DAGRDRAUG defeated SPIN1 in a exciting 4 minute brawl.
CEDRIC IRONFIST was demolished by ANGUS in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
BRENDAN BEHAN overpowered ONYX in a 1 minute uneven bout.
ANGRENDRAUG viciously subdued HUNTER in a 5 minute gory fight.
DJAIMZ bested ORC CHOPS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
SLIM overpowered GRON DA CAVEMAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BALDSPOT slaughtered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute brutal mismatched match.
DREX overcame HERIBERT in a 1 minute bout.
LIATH viciously subdued IRON MASK in a popular 2 minute bloody fight.
SANGLANT demolished PANDORA in a 2 minute uneven duel.
GARTH IRONFIST was savagely defeated by RAT-LOVING CAT in a slow 6 minute gory fight.
HARM HEELHACKER won victory over DUCK DODGERS in a 3 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
CHUPACABRON subdued FERAL CHILD in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
CHRELD was devastated by ROQUE in a 1 minute bloody uneven match.
HADES' ANGEL killed TOSC in a 2 minute novice's match.
CELESTIAL ROGUE was overpowered by THE MAD RATTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PERFECT POREMBA was overpowered by ALANNA WYRMCLAW in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
OCTAVIAN bested PORCHE RED in a 2 minute amateur's match.
DRUNKEN STUPOR demolished MYSTIC WOLF in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  24         TOTAL PARRY      137 - 101 -  2      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 22         WALL OF STEEL    117 -  94 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   19         AIMED BLOW        81 -  79 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     18         LUNGING ATTACK   142 - 142 - 10      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                      17         STRIKING ATTACK  142 - 158 - 11      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 14         SLASHING ATTACK   52 -  59 -  3      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  14         PARRY-RIPOSTE     27 -  36 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     11         PARRY-LUNGE       47 -  66 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         BASHING ATTACK    55 -  85 -  3      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  34 -  1      33  |

Turn  18 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       13 -  5     STRIKING ATTACK   10 - 12         3  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW        10 -  7     BASHING ATTACK     6 -  8         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL     10 -  9     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK    12 - 12     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  9         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  7     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   '76 GRAN TORINO 234        13   5  1  148 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
TOTAL PARRY      BURM WOLFSNARL 113         14   3  0  105 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
BASHING ATTACK   MOUSE OF PAIN 206          12   6  0  102 RODENT CLAN (37)
WALL OF STEEL    COPERNICUS 163             16   2  0   95 DARQUE AGES (29)
PARRY-LUNGE      HA-THRUST! 180             12   5  0   90 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
AIMED BLOW       THE SMALL CAT 74           12   6  1   87 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
SLASHING ATTACK  IMPALA 240                 12   5  1   86 ERRATA (44)
STRIKING ATTACK  GROLSCH 45                 11   7  1   80 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
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 
BLAIR HAMMERTOE 114.  The ten other most popular fighters were MYTHOS 463, NUYEN NICK 
331, BAD LASS 538, WHLOTTA ROSIE 423, GROLSCH 45, GK CHESTERTON 305, STRAY CAT 242, 
'69 MUSTANG BOSS 236, DAGRDRAUG 297, and KRYSTA 41.

The least popular fighter this week was RAT-LOVING CAT 529.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SARNDRAUG 469, GARTH IRONFIST 485, NIGHTBANE 377, BUD WISER 
276, MYSTIC WOLF 547, PERFECT POREMBA 539, CELESTIAL ROGUE 537, CHRELD 525, PANDORA 
488, and GRON DA CAVEMAN 400.