DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/21/2007    Duedate: 12/04/2007

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-23

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BURM WOLFSNARL
BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
(81-113) [17-5-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IMPALA                         THAG
ERRATA (44)                    4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
(81-240) [16-6-1,137]          (81-513) [6-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STRAY CAT                      DEANA
ERRATA (44)                    KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
(81-242) [13-8-0,63]           (81-112) [14-9-0,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LA PENTARCHIE (11)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ERRATA (44)                 61
2. DARQUE AGES (29)            55      DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
3. FUCHI OWNED (54)            48      Unchartered Team
4. 4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)       42
5. BATTLE GRUNTS (20)          34      4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)

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)     25  10  1 71.4   1/ 4 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       12  3 0
 2/ 2 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     74  41  2 64.3   2/14 ERRATA (44)              10  5 0
 3/ 3 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      72  43  1 62.6   3/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    10  5 0
 4/ 4 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        70  45  4 60.9   4/ 1 WARMASTERS (15)          10  5 0
 5/ 9 DARQUE AGES (29)          68  46  1 59.6   5/19 DARQUE AGES (29)          9  5 0
 6/ 5 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      67  48  4 58.3   6/16 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       9  6 1
 7/ 8 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       57  43  2 57.0   7/15 CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)      9  6 0
 8/ 7 THE DRAUGS (17)           65  50  1 56.5   8/18*TEAM SAVAGE (67)          8  6 1
 9/14 ERRATA (44)               57  52  2 52.3   9/ 3 KATHOUSE (3)              8  7 1
10/10 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       59  56  3 51.3  10/ 6 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       8  7 0
11/12 RODENT CLAN (37)          57  56  1 50.4  11/ 2 THE DRAUGS (17)           8  7 0
12/13 LITERATE LOONS (40)       57  58  1 49.6  12/13 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        8  7 0
13/11 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    54  56  5 49.1  13/10 LITERATE LOONS (40)       8  7 0
14/16 FUCHI OWNED (54)          51  54  2 48.6  14/12*4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)     7  3 0
15/17 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       55  60  2 47.8  15/23 CLAN IRONFIST (52)        7  8 1
16/15 KATHOUSE (3)              54  59  2 47.8  16/ 7 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       7  8 0
17/ 0 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)      43  47  1 47.8  17/ 8 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      7  8 0
18/20 CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)      49  54  4 47.6  18/11 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      6  9 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 WARMASTERS (15)           53  62  5 46.1  19/ 9 RODENT CLAN (37)          5  9 0
20/18 CLAN IRONFIST (52)        46  54  3 46.0  20/21 FUCHI OWNED (54)          5 10 0
21/ 6*ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)     4   5  0 44.4  21/17 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      5 10 0
22/22 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        50  65  5 43.5  22/22 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    4  2 1
23/23 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    44  59  2 42.7  23/25*ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)    4  5 0
24-24 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      36  49  2 42.4  24/20 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    4 11 0
25/21 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      40  55  3 42.1  25/ 0 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)      3  2 0
26/25 AARP (41)                 44  64  8 40.7  26/24 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        3  3 0
27/26 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        23  45  0 33.8  27-26 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      2  3 0
28/28*TEAM SAVAGE (67)          11  23  2 32.4  28/27 AARP (41)                 2 10 1
29/29*BLADE MAGES (66)          10  30  1 25.0  29/28*BLADE MAGES (66)          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

     Tripwire arrived at the arena just as the day's fights were about to begin.
Watching his warriors with interest he kept notes, watching as each of them fought.
Looking to his left he saw a few of his alliance mates off in the distance.  Nodding
to Kellumbo and the others he raised his glass and turned his attention back to the
arena.  His warriors were terrible.  They looked to be in good physical form but they
just weren't cutting it.  It was time to clean house.  Writing quickly on a scroll he
rolled it up and gave it to the servant at his side.
     Later that day at the guildhouse he opened the door with a thought and stepped
through to the practice floor.  Two of the warriors were practicing while the other
three lay around joking with the trainer.  All went silent as the tall thin man
entered the room.  "My name is Tripwire.  I am your employer.  You are sorely
lacking.  For that you will pay."  The trainer snorted and opened his mouth to reply.
His mouth continued to open.  Wider....  Wider....  The gladiators gasped in horror
as the man's jaw broke loose from his head and blood burst across the arena floor.
Tripwire hadn't even looked towards the man and he eyed each of the gladiators with
disgust.  A dark dwarven frame entered the door behind him and bowed.  "This is your
new trainer.  His name is Simback, one of my warriors that now fights in Primus.  He
is retired and I brought him here to start the training of those I decide to keep
alive."
     Tripwire walked towards each of the gladiators in turn and began to stare deep
into their eyes.  The ones with the greatest willpower would leave this room alive.
The others, would not....  The door to the guildhall slammed shut and the screaming
began.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Shadowspire, take note of the following for they are the words of your Duelmaster.
After great peril I finally sit upon the throne that I most covet.  I, your
Duelmaster, Stylemaster of a forgotten style raise my scimitar to the night sky and
scream a roar of rage to the fathers above and I spit upon the arena sands in
challenge to the fathers below.  This is my throne and I intend to hold it for
another 2 turns until the Lady calls me away from this place.

When our team was formed and cast out from regular tourney play, Den had confidence
in me, but I was second to the Goreslinger.  We were constantly told of the power the
Goreslinger would unleash upon the arena upon our arrival.  I guess even the master
Den can make a mistake occasionally.  It is I, Burm Wolfsnarl, son to an angry night
that has met success at each turn while the Goreslinger struggles to achieve
mediocrity.  Perhaps I am bitter, but standing upon the top calms even the strongest
of grudges.

This week the challenge goes back to Rouge, for he struck me last turn, and that
should not be.  I am still angered over the insolence.  Also, Den says the throne
will remain in the hands of the Allied Axis, and thus you will fight for title and
land once again my friend.  And this time, the desire to kill will remain, for we
must be tested my young friend, we must be tested each time.  If Rouge does not meet
me on the sands the second challenge goes to Consortium? for he has a fine record and
deserves the shot.  We have met before and I pray the outcome the same, but be
prepared for blood, for this is how I will play from this point forward.  I want to
leave my mark before I travel from here, and that mark will be made in death.

Next week my subjects, next week we shall talk again.

Burm Worlfsnarl, Duelmaster of Shadowspire, co-captain of the Big Lake Outcasts, and
devote of the Allied Axis.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SHADOWSPIRE games.  Former top team WARMASTERS was 
unseated this week as LA PENTARCHIE moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the part of 
ERRATA.  How else weeks like this one's 5-0-0?  How else the sudden move to 2nd team? 
The proverbial rising comet can only hope to compare with DARQUE AGES' team record!  
A 5-0-0 week and now a firm grasp on a 5th place ranking.  My praise to 4-LETTER 
CAVEMEN for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round 
deserving of notice!  CYRUS IRONFIST caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested GROLSCH and was awarded 27 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, MCBAIN put down KREK, causing him to lose 28 
points of recognition in the process.  As is fitting, the most sought after warrior 
on the challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster BURM WOLFSNARL 
himself.  Who here was not present for the title fight this week as BRENDAN BEHAN 
boldly challenged BURM WOLFSNARL in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  Not 
for nothing has BURM WOLFSNARL in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and 
this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that 
if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 
or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city SHADOWSPIRE.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in 
SHADOWSPIRE these days is KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  At least, most blades in town are looking 
to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  Indeed it was CLAN LONGBEARD. 
At the gambling halls I have started to bet money on THE BIG CAT.  He has got the 
courage it takes.  Witness his challenge this turn against BREGDRAUG!  The LA 
PENTARCHIE stable will be up late tonight, for indeed it was THE BIG CAT who claimed 
victory in the contest, ascending 17 in recognition!  As a gladiator gets older, the 
icy grip of fear lays hold of hers heart.  True, LIATH?  Who could miss your "brave" 
challenge of SPONGE BATH?  Few would not have guessed the outcome of the bout as 
SPONGE BATH was defeated by LIATH.  Is this what passes for courage in SHADOWSPIRE?  
I cannot but express pride for the fearlessness of IRON MASK who cast caution to the 
winds and challenged DJAIMZ, a fighter 30 points higher.  Do not the gods reward 
courage?  IRON MASK it was that claimed victory in the bout, while also rising 21 
points in recognition.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of DURG who this 
week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 11 points below in the rankings.  I 
thought DURG showed great skill and promise when he bested DESIREE.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  This week marked the last days of 
SANGLANT who at 7-11-0 was dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of OF WOLF AND 
MAN's demanding management.  Look no more for HERIBERT in the arena or on the streets 
of SHADOWSPIRE.  His fate was sealed in the Dark Arena.  Inevitable for one at 
7-11-2.  This week marked the last days of BLAIR HAMMERTOE who at 9-12-2 was 
dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of BIG LAKE OUTCASTS' demanding 
management.  Look no more for ADICA in the arena or on the streets of SHADOWSPIRE.  
Hers fate was sealed in the Dark Arena.  Inevitable for one at 6-12-0.  The warrior's 
path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week 
GROLSCH, at 13-10-1, departed SHADOWSPIRE forever.  Perhaps even the strong cannot 
escape the vagaries of this world.  This week arena veteran SARNDRAUG was slain, 
despite a 9-4-0 record.  I must report the passing of HARDOR, veteran of many duels.  
6-7-1 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  The 
warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past 
week GK CHESTERTON, at 3-18-0, departed SHADOWSPIRE forever.  This week's duel proved 
deadly to HARDOR as he fell to the more renowned warrior, '70 SUPERBIRD.  How will 
CULT OF BACCHUS find revenge?  Cruelly, ANGUS of CLAN LONGBEARD has slain the lesser 
ranked GK CHESTERTON.  Word already flies around town that LITERATE LOONS plans a 
bloodfeud!  My hearty congratulations MOUSE OF PAIN, for thy revenge upon KIRI 
FACADE, slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time she will know better, eh?  Many 
townsmen have begin to remark over the fact that after one more round of duels FUCHI 
OWNED's Bloodfeud against ROUGE will have expired.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets 
and assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil 
always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in SHADOWSPIRE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the 
spires of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  
a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its 
prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURM WOLFSNARL 113           17   5  0   114       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMPALA 240                   16   6  1   137       ERRATA (44)
 MOUSE OF PAIN 206            14   9  0   112       RODENT CLAN (37)
 CONSORTIUM? 77               17   6  0   107       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 KRYSTA 41                    15   6  0   105       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 ANVIL IRONFIST 84            19   4  0   100       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MCBAIN 318                   13   8  0    98       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 THE BIG CAT 75               12  11  0    96       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ROUGE 121                    12  11  3    95       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 PLAGUENOG 205                11  12  0    95       RODENT CLAN (37)
 THE SMALL CAT 74             14   9  1    93       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BRENDAN BEHAN 221            13  10  1    93       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HA-THRUST! 180               12   6  0    90       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 CYRUS IRONFIST 486           10   1  1    90       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 CELEGDRAUG 107               15   8  0    89       THE DRAUGS (17)
 SNAKE EYES 58                11  10  1    89       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 JOAN OF ARC 165              14   9  0    88       DARQUE AGES (29)
 KIRI FACADE 37               15   8  2    87       KATHOUSE (3)
 HARDRADA 353                 15   5  0    86       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DECIMUS 97                   16   7  2    85       WARMASTERS (15)
 BREGDRAUG 103                11  12  1    84       THE DRAUGS (17)
 DA VINCI 166                 11  12  0    84       DARQUE AGES (29)
 NUYEN NICK 331               10  10  2    82       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 BARON STONEWALL 85           13  10  2    79       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 '69 CHARGER 237              14   9  1    78       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 KREK 213                     12  11  1    78       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 WHLOTTA ROSIE 423             9   7  0    78       KATHOUSE (3)
 BIG BROTHER 59               11  10  0    75       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 J.G. BALLARD 218             11  12  0    73       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 CHAUCER 164                  10  13  1    73       DARQUE AGES (29)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             19   4  0    71       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HO! HA-HA! GUARD! 178         9   9  0    67       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJOHEY DJR. 288              12  10  1    66       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUMP 238                    11  11  0    66       ERRATA (44)
 LIATH 398                    10   7  1    66       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 THAG 513                      6   1  0    66       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 FELIX 437                     9   6  0    65       WARMASTERS (15)
 ANGRENDRAUG 105              15   8  0    64       THE DRAUGS (17)
 E.E. CUMMINGS 219            11  12  0    64       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 DEANA 112                    14   9  0    63       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 STRAY CAT 242                13   8  0    63       ERRATA (44)
 FLOR 263                     12   7  0    63       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 '70 SUPERBIRD 233            13  10  1    62       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 NATTY LIGHT 443              10   5  0    62       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 RUPERT IRONFIST 301           9  11  0    62       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 FOUNTAIN 241                  8  14  1    62       ERRATA (44)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76             13  10  3    61       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400          10   7  0    61       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 '69 MUSTANG BOSS 236          9  14  1    60       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 POWR GORESLINGER 117          8  14  2    59       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 ANGUS 217                    13  10  1    58       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 HUNTER 120                    9  14  1    57       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZIPPO 239                     9  13  0    56       ERRATA (44)
 CHUPACABRON 284               8  13  0    56       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 INDIA 391                    13   5  0    55       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 SGT. YORK 61                  9  12  1    55       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 BORNE 214                    13  10  1    54       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 NURM 511                      6   1  0    53       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 '69 DAYTONA 235              14   9  0    52       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 SLIM 454                      7   7  0    51       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 GUTENBERG 167                13  10  0    50       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225          10  13  1    50       AARP (41)
 DJAIMZ 168                   12  11  1    48       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 CRIMSON 122                  12  11  1    48       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 ALANNA WYRMCLAW 555           4   2  0    48       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 IRON MASK 403                 6  11  0    47       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 ONYX 453                      9   5  0    45       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 BAD LASS 538                  6   1  0    45       KATHOUSE (3)
 NIGHTBANE 377                13   5  0    44       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 TYRA 416                     12   4  0    44       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CHROMIAN 40                  11  10  1    44       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 LLUD 216                     10  13  0    44       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 THE MAD RATTER 523            7   2  0    44       RODENT CLAN (37)
 DAGRDRAUG 297                11  10  0    43       THE DRAUGS (17)
 SPONGE BATH 226               9  14  2    43       AARP (41)
 GENGHIS TRON 285              5  16  0    43       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 WONDER WOMAN 62               9  12  1    41       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 GRANITE 118                   9  14  0    41       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 SATAN'S ECHO 370             10   8  1    39       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DOWNTOWN BROWN 477            7   5  1    39       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 POWDER HOUND 479              6   6  0    39       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 DEXTER 452                    9   4  0    38       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 BALDSPOT 429                  8   7  2    37       AARP (41)
 KIRYK 565                     3   1  0    36       WARMASTERS (15)
-POKER FACE 325                8   9  1    35       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
-DOMINO 433                    6   6  0    35       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIN1 182                     7  11  1    33       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 CEDRIC IRONFIST 303           6  14  1    33       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 ETHER BUNNY 517               4   6  0    33       RODENT CLAN (37)
 GARK 512                      4   3  0    33       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 SIMON IRONFIST 414            6  10  1    32       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 HELL'S HERALD 536             3   4  0    32       TEAM SAVAGE (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARM HEELHACKER 385           7  10  0    31       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529            6   2  0    30       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 GURG 515                      4   3  0    29       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
-BLACK MARIA 435               7   5  0    26       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 ROQUE 549                     4   2  0    25       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 FERAL CHILD 533               3   4  0    25       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
-CAKE DADDY 434                4   8  1    24       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORC CHOPS 490                 4   7  0    23       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 PERFECT POREMBA 539           4   3  0    23       KATHOUSE (3)
 LUTHERIUS 562                 4   1  1    22       WARMASTERS (15)
 MOOSE DROOL 563               4   1  0    22       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 FALSE TEETH 521               3   6  1    22       AARP (41)
 CAPTAIN TRIPS 567             2   0  0    22       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 GARTH IRONFIST 485            3   8  0    21       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 DUCK DODGERS 532              1   3  0    20       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 MORTE D'AMOUR 528             4   4  0    16       BLADE MAGES (66)
 DUCK OR ELSE 542              2   1  0    16       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 DURG 531                      4   1  0    14       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 HADES' ANGEL 535              3   4  1    14       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 PETRARCH 579                  1   0  0    13       DARQUE AGES (29)
-KITTY 575                     1   0  0    13       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 CHRELD 525                    2   6  0    12       BLADE MAGES (66)
 SEVERUS 541                   2   5  0    11       WARMASTERS (15)
 ENEMY PAWN 572                1   1  1    11       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 REFRIGERATOR PERRY 552        3   1  0    10       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 AMERAUDUR 559                 1   4  1     8       BLADE MAGES (66)
 NAUGHTIA 574                  1   2  0     6       KATHOUSE (3)
 MAL FUNCTION 569              1   1  0     4       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 OWSLEY 570                    1   1  0     4       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 DESIREE 577                   0   2  0     3       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 KESEY 566                     0   2  0     2       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NITRO PILLS 520         1  4 1 AARP 41              IMPORT-EXPORT 76       19  NOT REVENGED
GROLSCH 45             13 10 1 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5    CYRUS IRONFIST 486     23   
'64 GTO 578             1  1 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   ENEMY PAWN 572         23   
BLAIR HAMMERTOE 114     9 13 2 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 SHEWISH GIANT          23  NONE
BELLE MORTE 526         1  7 0 BLADE MAGES 66       STONE GOLEM            23  NONE
DEYLAR 543              1  6 0 BLADE MAGES 66       SPYMASTER              23  NONE
HARDOR 413              6  7 1 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    '70 SUPERBIRD 233      23   
IMPALA 573              0  3 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       STONE GOLEM            23  NONE
LAB RAT 330            11  6 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       ROUGE 121              20   
GK CHESTERTON 305       3 18 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    ANGUS 217              23   
ADICA 339               6 13 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   MOUNTAIN TROLL         23  NONE
HERIBERT 337            7 12 2 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   SPYMASTER              23  NONE
SANGLANT 340            7 12 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   BLACK ORC              23  NONE
CHESHIRE RAT 204       13  8 0 RODENT CLAN 37       KIRI FACADE 37         22  JUST REVENGED
KINGS RANSOM 576        1  1 0 TEAM SAVAGE 67       FALSE TEETH 521        23   
MYSTIC WOLF 547         0  2 0 TEAM SAVAGE 67       AMERAUDUR 559          19  REVENGED
SARNDRAUG 469           9  4 0 THE DRAUGS 17        DJOHEY DJR. 288        23   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kiri Facade -- The thing I'll miss most about Cheshire Rat was her name.  With
average stats-- 15-5-15-15-9-14-11 --and lousy learns, her death was inevitable, but
I prefer it at your hands than the DA.  Coincidentally, both her first and last fight
were with your stable.  I kinda preferred the first one. -- SwineTiger

Hardrada -- More like Softrada. -- PlagueNog

All -- Well it is time to clean house.  Looking forward to seeing some new recruits
here.  I won't quit then start a new team just for a good record, that is cheap.  I
will continue to trudge along and see how I do.  So far in my "war" with American
Muscle I think I am like 0-7 also.  Really sad there!  Hopefully I can turn it around
soon enough. -- Tripwire

'70 Superbird -- The story of Sanglant's life.  Get knocked down and just lay there
and do nothing.  Hell he doesn't even need to get knocked down and he just sits there
and does nothing. -- Tripwire

Satan's Echo -- It wasn't THAT much of a downchallenge.  I mean we had the same
amount of fights.  I even had more loss' than you. -- Liath

Borne -- Well after that pathetic fight I am heading to the Dark Arena -- Heribert

Sgt. York -- I wanted to see how I did against another PL, that was my answer.  Just
sit there and do nothing and get beat.  I am off to the DA also. -- Adica

Onyx -- Wow, I think I will stay away from you for awhile at least -- Dexter

Warmasters -- Too many challenges our way will only result in a big target on your
back.  Watch yourself. -- Kellumbo's Kids

Stump -- Well done on the challenge strat.  Now shoo! -- India

Ewww, a Big Lake Outcast on top of the arena.  Things sure have went downhill in the
once fine city of Shadowspire. -- DK

Bad Lass -- And, indeed you are. -- Nightbane

Dragonbane Guild -- And, the race to be the first to 100 wins is joined. --
Kellumbo's Kids

Tripwire -- Nice team spotlight, but if you really meant it, you'd send that lot of
losers to the Dark Arena to prove a point. -- Kellumbo

Yeepee.  I made it.  60% at last!  Well, this turn 23 could be difficult, but it will
have been done on turn 22! -- Le Pentarque

This Grolsch is tough to swallow. -- Import-Export

Burm, we are coming!
I say this expecting you will be in Talahaya before we catch you... --Conortium? And
The Small Cat

Zippo -- I hate it when I make a challenge with every intention of winning... and
then I don't.  Oh, wait... that was your challenge, so that must be the way you are
feeling.  Whew!!  I feel much better now. -- Cyrus Ironfist

Chupacabron -- Time to look for a new weapon. -- Rupert Ironfist

Llud -- Simon says:  Whahaha..whaha... what happened? -- Simon Ironfist

Sarndraug -- You know, sooner or later the Boss is gonna notice my lousy record and
do something about it. -- Cedric Ironfist

     Dream on. -- Temp Ed.

Durg -- Looking for skills?  I haven't got much to show you. -- Garth Ironfist

Le Pentarque -- I am not so much concerned about what place my team is but more
interested in eventually having the most wins.  It is a fun goal to try for and you
are just one of the teams ahead of me.  -- Rillion

A belated Congratulations to all the recent graduates from Shadowspire!  Well done!
-- Rillion

Baron Stonewall -- You seemed to have as much luck with your challenge as I do with
mine.  When I was actively challenging my record fell well below .500, then after
letting myself get challenged it climbed back to the even mark.  Unfortunately I was
just informed that my manager is paying attention again so I have to start making
challenges.  So much for ever getting a winning record. -- Bregdraug

Powr Goreslinger -- Perhaps if you abbreviated your name further you would be a
little faster? -- Celegdraug

Stray Cat -- Not fair, I felt sorry for you because of your name and I couldn't bring
myself to attack you.  Okay, being on the ground most of the fight probably had
something to do with that as well. -- Dagrdraug 

Cedric Ironfist -- Perhaps you should carry a lighter fist, it might improve your
endurance. -- Sarndraug 

     "Aluminumfist"?  Doesn't have the same ring.

'69 Charger -- I think you just found out that I am better then my record.  Not much
better but a little better, particularly when challenged. -- Bregdraug

The Small Cat -- Despite the huge style mismatch I almost pulled that one out.  Hey,
don't disabuse me of my delusions. -- Angrendraug

Plaguenog -- I had a feeling that might be coming, but I had to pick and choose where
to use my avoids.  I should have avoided you like the, well, you know. -- Hardrada

Loons -- Well, Brendan got our 18-3 warrior and I got yours.  I guess that balances
out.  Gorey gets little press for such a good record. -- Gron da Caveman

Nuyen Nick -- Okay, maybe we'll stop.  But every time we look, somehow you are ranked
above one of us again and we feel the need to correct that little injustice.  You did
put up a good fight to try and keep your ranking. -- Baron Stonewall

Morte d'Amour -- That is quite the mix of weapons you lug around.  It was so nice to
see someone about my own age in the arena.  We will have to do that again sometime.
-- Alanna Wyrmclaw

Who brought us the Kool-Aid?

Swinetiger & Roden Clan -- You have our condolences on Chesire Rat. -- Kat

Decimus -- You ruined an outherwise outstanding turn. -- Kat

Top team on the move last month?  Will wonders never cease. -- Kat

     Do you want them to? -- T.E.

All: Based on current numbers;
     1) The over/under for a contest team to crest 100 wins is turn 32
     2) The over/under for active participation on turn 32: 25 teams
     3) The next mass defection to AD will be on turn 27

Rat-loving-Cat -- You could be a salt-loving-slug or vampire-loving-sunlight or
cactus-loving-rain for all it matters.  The result's always the same on my end. --
G.K. Chesterton (wallowing in his own little cesspool of self-loving-pity)

Anvil Ironfist -- Aye, a nice little try there mate.  Just remember next time, the
pointy side up and your arse down.  Brill-yent. -- Brendan Behan

Consortium? -- It's the question that always wins out in the end.  No answers, no
answers, no answers.... -- J.G. Ballard 

Mouse of Pain -- Good thing I have a hard head.  Thanks for the skills. -- Krek

Heribert -- Close one, thanks for teaching me a thing of four. -- Borne

Simon Ironfist -- Turnabout is fair play. <grin> -- Llud

Flor -- Very impressive impersonation of a Ripper. -- Angus

Chromian -- Why you lucky %#@. -- Slim

Baldspot -- Are your weapons made in China perhaps? -- Borne

69 Daytona -- It pains me to say this, but well done. -- Llud

Wonder Woman -- Shouldn't you be wearing a little more clothing to be a childhood
hero? -- Angus

Only my second turn back and I have already confused the due date and will be one
short this turn.  It would have been a dark arena match.--Indimar, manager of
Electric Kool-aid

23 October 2007
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9 TEAM (18 MANAGERS) have declared for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3!!!  There is
still time for you to join in on the competition.  The carnage begins TURN 263!!!!

ALL YOU NEED TO DO 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 December 4, 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).

3 November 2007
If you need to send an email to RSI, please send it to CSR (at) reality.com.  Using
any other address makes it all but impossible that you'll receive a response. -- RSI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SANGLANT was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
HERIBERT was dispatched by SPYMASTER in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
BLAIR HAMMERTOE was put to death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
ADICA was dispatched by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
DEYLAR was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BELLE MORTE was narrowly killed by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena competition.
IMPALA was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MOUSE OF PAIN devastated KIRI FACADE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
ORC CHOPS was handily defeated by ROUGE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
KRYSTA won victory over PLAGUENOG in a popular 1 minute expert's Challenge duel.
BRENDAN BEHAN was vanquished by BURM WOLFSNARL in a 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
DECIMUS savagely defeated J.G. BALLARD in a popular 2 minute expert's Challenge match.
THE BIG CAT subdued BREGDRAUG in a 2 minute master's Challenge match.
CELEGDRAUG was overcome by CONSORTIUM? in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
CYRUS IRONFIST narrowly killed GROLSCH in a popular 2 minute Challenge brawl.
WHLOTTA ROSIE overcame ANGRENDRAUG in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
LIATH overpowered SPONGE BATH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
POWR GORESLINGER was devastated by JOAN OF ARC in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DA VINCI overpowered GRON DA CAVEMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
FLOR was bested by BARON STONEWALL in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
THAG overpowered GENGHIS TRON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
FELIX savagely defeated ONYX in a popular 4 minute bloody Challenge match.
TYRA unbelievably bested KIRYK in a 8 minute veteran vs. novice Challenge contest.
RUPERT IRONFIST demolished CHROMIAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
INDIA slimly won victory over BAD LASS in a 5 minute Challenge fray.
FOUNTAIN devastated DEXTER in a popular 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge bout.
STUMP won victory over '69 DAYTONA in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge match.
CRIMSON was vanquished by CHAUCER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SATAN'S ECHO was vanquished by SLIM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
GUTENBERG unbelievably bested POWDER HOUND in a action packed 6 minute Challenge bout.
FERAL CHILD was handily defeated by ALANNA WYRMCLAW in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
RAT-LOVING CAT outlasted HARM HEELHACKER in a crowd boring 17 minute Challenge fight.
THE MAD RATTER handily defeated PERFECT POREMBA in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
NURM overpowered ETHER BUNNY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HELL'S HERALD beat GARTH IRONFIST in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
IRON MASK luckily beat DJAIMZ in a action packed 4 minute gory Challenge contest.
CEDRIC IRONFIST was bested by WONDER WOMAN in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
GURG demolished CHRELD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
'64 GTO was put to death by ENEMY PAWN in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
DURG luckily beat DESIREE in a action packed 5 minute novice's Challenge conflict.
AMERAUDUR was overpowered by CAPTAIN TRIPS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
THE SMALL CAT was demolished by IMPALA in a 1 minute uneven competition.
KREK was overpowered by MCBAIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BIG BROTHER vanquished LONG NOSE HAIRS in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
SNAKE EYES demolished CHUPACABRON in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
'69 CHARGER was unbelievably bested by HARDRADA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute fight.
HA-THRUST! was narrowly defeated by ANVIL IRONFIST in a 3 minute competition.
'69 MUSTANG BOSS was handily defeated by NUYEN NICK in a 2 minute one-sided match.
EDWARD GOREY luckily beat DEANA in a action packed 7 minute gory veteran's battle.
HO! HA-HA! GUARD! overpowered SIMON IRONFIST in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
STRAY CAT overcame GRANITE in a exciting 1 minute veteran's duel.
IMPORT-EXPORT overcame BALDSPOT in a 1 minute bout.
DJOHEY DJR. murdered SARNDRAUG in a 1 minute gory one-sided battle.
DAGRDRAUG was handily defeated by E.E. CUMMINGS in a 2 minute mismatched contest.
ZIPPO overpowered SPIN1 in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
'70 SUPERBIRD murdered HARDOR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
NIGHTBANE was viciously subdued by HUNTER in a exciting 3 minute bloody match.
ANGUS butchered GK CHESTERTON in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
LLUD was bested by SGT. YORK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's fight.
BORNE overcame GARK in a 3 minute contest.
NATTY LIGHT overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
DOWNTOWN BROWN handily defeated HADES' ANGEL in a 5 minute gory mismatched battle.
MORTE D'AMOUR was bested by MOOSE DROOL in a 1 minute fight.
SEVERUS was overpowered by ROQUE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
FALSE TEETH slaughtered KINGS RANSOM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DUCK OR ELSE defeated NAUGHTIA in a 1 minute novice's fight.
REFRIGERATOR PERRY unbelievably bested KESEY in a exciting 10 minute novice's duel.
DUCK DODGERS vanquished OWSLEY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LUTHERIUS devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven match.
MAL FUNCTION was bested by PETRARCH in a 2 minute brutal novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  25         TOTAL PARRY      105 -  83 -  2      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 22         WALL OF STEEL    100 -  84 -  2      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     16         LUNGING ATTACK   137 - 120 -  9      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   16         STRIKING ATTACK  114 - 112 -  7      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 14         AIMED BLOW        75 -  78 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                      13         BASHING ATTACK    46 -  59 -  2      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   56 -  72 -  5      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      9         PARRY-LUNGE       38 -  53 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  29 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  23 -  0      26  |

Turn  23 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:

BASHING ATTACK     7 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK    12 - 13         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  6     PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  5         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      9 -  7     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK   11 - 11     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              AIMED BLOW         4 -  9         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    4 - 10         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BURM WOLFSNARL 113         17   5  0  114 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
SLASHING ATTACK  IMPALA 240                 16   6  1  137 ERRATA (44)
BASHING ATTACK   MOUSE OF PAIN 206          14   9  0  112 RODENT CLAN (37)
WALL OF STEEL    CONSORTIUM? 77             17   6  0  107 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
LUNGING ATTACK   KRYSTA 41                  15   6  0  105 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
AIMED BLOW       ROUGE 121                  12  11  3   95 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
PARRY-LUNGE      HA-THRUST! 180             12   6  0   90 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
STRIKING ATTACK  THAG 513                    6   1  0   66 4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    IMPORT-EXPORT 76           13  10  3   61 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STRAY CAT 242.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DEANA 112.  The ten other most popular fighters were KIRYK 565, DJAIMZ 168, 
POWDER HOUND 479, DESIREE 577, DECIMUS 97, HUNTER 120, GROLSCH 45, FELIX 437, '69 
CHARGER 237, and HA-THRUST! 180.

The least popular fighter this week was RAT-LOVING CAT 529.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HARM HEELHACKER 385, REFRIGERATOR PERRY 552, INDIA 391, OWSLEY 
570, NAUGHTIA 574, KINGS RANSOM 576, SEVERUS 541, MORTE D'AMOUR 528, DAGRDRAUG 297, 
and GRANITE 118.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BURM WOLFSNARL (81-113) BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
MOUSE OF PAIN (81-206) RODENT CLAN (37)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIII