DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/30/2008    Duedate: 02/12/2008

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-28

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE BIG CAT
LA PENTARCHIE (11)
(81-75) [17-11-0,145]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE BIG CAT                    CAPTAIN TRIPS
LA PENTARCHIE (11)             ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
(81-75) [17-11-0,145]          (81-567) [5-2-1,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LLUD                           CAPTAIN TRIPS
CLAN LONGBEARD (39)            ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
(81-216) [15-13-1,89]          (81-567) [5-2-1,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LITERATE LOONS (40)         55
2. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         50      DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
3. ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)         36      Unchartered Team
4. LA PENTARCHIE (11)          35
5. OF WOLF AND MAN (57)        30      ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     90  50  3 64.3   1/ 4 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     13  2 1
 2/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      90  50  1 64.3   2/ 6 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      12  3 1
 3/ 4 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        89  51  4 63.6   3/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       12  3 0
 4/ 3 4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)     36  24  1 60.0   4/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     12  3 0
 5/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)          78  61  1 56.1   5/ 3 FUCHI OWNED (54)         11  4 0
 6/ 8 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       78  62  4 55.7   6/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    10  5 1
 7/ 7 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      78  62  4 55.7   7/ 7*ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)    9  6 3
 8/ 6*ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)    18  15  3 54.5   8/ 8 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       8  7 1
 9/10 FUCHI OWNED (54)          70  60  3 53.8   9/24 LITERATE LOONS (40)       7  7 0
10-11 ERRATA (44)               66  58  2 53.2  10/15 WARMASTERS (15)           7  8 1
11/ 9 THE DRAUGS (17)           74  66  1 52.9  11/19 KATHOUSE (3)              7  8 0
12/12 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       65  58  2 52.8  12/16 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        7  8 0
13/14 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       70  70  3 50.0  13/21 AARP (41)                 6  9 0
14/13 RODENT CLAN (37)          64  64  3 50.0  14/22 CLAN IRONFIST (52)        5 10 1
15/17 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      59  61  4 49.2  15/12 THE DRAUGS (17)           5 10 0
16-15 CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)      58  60  4 49.2  16/11 DARQUE AGES (29)          5 10 0
17/16 LITERATE LOONS (40)       68  71  1 48.9  17/18 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      5 10 0
18/18 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    61  70  5 46.6  18/10 4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)     5 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 KATHOUSE (3)              63  75  2 45.7  19/20 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    4  2 0
20/20 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    51  62  2 45.1  20/26 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    4  8 0
21/21 WARMASTERS (15)           62  77  6 44.6  21/ 9 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      4  8 0
22/22 CLAN IRONFIST (52)        54  71  4 43.2  22/17 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       4 10 0
23/24 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        60  80  5 42.9  23/25 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)      4 11 0
24/23 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)      49  66  1 42.6  24-14 CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)      3  2 0
25/26 AARP (41)                 56  77  9 42.1  25/23 BLADE MAGES (66)          3  6 1
26/25 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      44  63  2 41.1  26-13 ERRATA (44)               2  3 0
27-27 TEAM SAVAGE (67)          17  32  2 34.7  27/27 RODENT CLAN (37)          2  3 0
28/28 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        25  53  0 32.1  28/29 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        2  4 0
29/29 BLADE MAGES (66)          15  40  2 27.3  29-28 TEAM SAVAGE (67)          1  4 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Day of glory!
     Good luck to the sturdy Anvil in the Land of immortals.  As far as I'm
concerned, I am still a brittle thing, but I'm enthusiastic, even if my cold-hearted
manager is more interested by the team ratio than by glorious titles.  Luck was on my
side, and I beat my little counterpart to the supreme title.  I had a difficult
start, having a long body and a heavy brain, with about nothing under, then my
shortsword started to seek blood by herself, and victories came.
     As a testimony of my probably short stay up there, I will leave a sunflower,
long-stemmed, heavy-headed, and blessed under the sun.

The Tall Cat

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
SHADOWSPIRE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, LA PENTARCHIE, since 
OF WOLF AND MAN took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  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.  Why not, I'm having a good day, 
so I feel sorry for HOUSE OF HEARTS, who went 0-4-0 and dropped 12 into 21st.  Here's 
my pity, for what it's worth.  Now let's all watch AARP'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 NATTY LIGHT win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, PLAGUENOG beat MCBAIN and MCBAIN lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
KRYSTA challenged SHADOWSPIRE's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if variety 
is the spice of life, SHADOWSPIRE may be getting bland, as THE BIG CAT stays top dog 
in the city.  The Warty Toad, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do 
they get this stuff?  From SHADOWSPIRE's trash dumps?   
     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, ANGRENDRAUG was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  THAG was challenged by one of KELLUMBO'S KIDS' warriors 
this turn, with DEANA having a lead of 19 points going into the fight.  Question now 
is, will SHADOWSPIRE accept this sort of tacky behavior?  DEANA beating THAG.  The 
insult, the....yech!  Now here's guts and stupidity all rolled into one, BARON 
STONEWALL challenged up 42 to take on NUYEN NICK of FUCHI OWNED.  Not that I'm 
surprised or anything, but BARON STONEWALL lost to NUYEN NICK, leaving the latter 
lower for recognition points.  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on this one, 
but BRENDAN BEHAN has challenged up by 33 in an attempt against ANGRENDRAUG.  Well, 
ok, the upstart knave (where've I heard that before?) won this match and gained 27 
points to boot!  Ha ha ha, ANGRENDRAUG.  I notice FALSE TEETH challenging down 30 
points to fight RYAK RAZORSAW, AARP doubtless has some rotten excuse for such an 
insult to honor.  And golly gee, FALSE TEETH bested RYAK RAZORSAW.  Aren't we all 
surprised and impressed?  Now look at this.  DOMINATRIX challenged down 20 against D2 
MIGHTY DUCKS' DUCK DODGERS.  What a weasel!  And sorry to say, DOMINATRIX killed DUCK 
DODGERS, leaving a bad feeling with the crowd.  I think exploitive snob is the term 
I'm looking for.   
     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.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  BALDSPOT, a 
glorious 10-9-2 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad AARP.  And what a stunning 
loss we have here, boys and girls, DUCK DODGERS of D2 MIGHTY DUCKS has added the 
final loss to his 1-7-0.  Tee hee!  A big yahoo goes out to FLOR this turn, for 
revenging CULT OF BACCHUS' bloodfeud against CLAN IRONFIST's warrior GARTH IRONFIST.  
Heh, heh, heh.  It's about time SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 got beat for picking on warriors 
like HORSE.  Bravo, BATTLE GRUNTS.  See you at The Warty Toad.  Honor is like a 
chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless 
rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in SHADOWSPIRE to get a drink than The Warty 
Toad!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have 
too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see the crowds are getting 
restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BIG CAT 75               17  11  0   145       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NUYEN NICK 331               15  10  3   132       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 NATTY LIGHT 443              14   6  1   119       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 THE SMALL CAT 74             18  10  1   116       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 KREK 213                     16  12  1   114       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 HARDRADA 353                 20   5  0   109       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-IMPALA 240                   18   7  1   109       ERRATA (44)
 CONSORTIUM? 77               21   7  0   108       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 DA VINCI 166                 14  14  0   107       DARQUE AGES (29)
 PLAGUENOG 205                12  14  0   105       RODENT CLAN (37)
-FOUNTAIN 241                 11  14  1   105       ERRATA (44)
 BRENDAN BEHAN 221            16  12  1   104       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SLIM 454                     12   7  0   104       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 DEANA 112                    18  10  0   102       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 BREGDRAUG 103                12  16  1    98       THE DRAUGS (17)
 WHLOTTA ROSIE 423            11  10  0    96       KATHOUSE (3)
 KRYSTA 41                    17   9  0    92       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 LIATH 398                    13   9  1    92       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 JOAN OF ARC 165              17  11  0    91       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIRI FACADE 37               18  10  2    90       KATHOUSE (3)
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400          12  10  1    90       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LLUD 216                     15  13  1    89       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 HA-THRUST! 180               14   9  0    89       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 DJOHEY DJR. 288              15  12  1    88       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 DEXTER 452                   13   5  0    87       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 HO! HA-HA! GUARD! 178        11  12  0    84       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 '69 CHARGER 237              16  12  1    83       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 DJAIMZ 168                   16  12  1    82       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
-STRAY CAT 242                15   9  0    82       ERRATA (44)
 MCBAIN 318                   15  11  0    81       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 FELIX 437                    12   7  0    80       WARMASTERS (15)
 ANGRENDRAUG 105              18  10  0    79       THE DRAUGS (17)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76             15  13  3    78       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BARON STONEWALL 85           15  13  2    78       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ANGUS 217                    16  12  1    77       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 E.E. CUMMINGS 219            14  14  0    75       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-WONDER WOMAN 62              12  12  1    75       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOWNTOWN BROWN 477           10   7  1    75       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             22   6  0    73       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 THAG 513                      8   4  0    72       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
-BIG BROTHER 59               12  12  0    71       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 DECIMUS 97                   17  11  2    70       WARMASTERS (15)
 ORC CHOPS 490                 8   8  0    70       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 CHAUCER 164                  11  17  1    69       DARQUE AGES (29)
 CELEGDRAUG 107               17  11  0    68       THE DRAUGS (17)
 '70 SUPERBIRD 233            16  12  1    67       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
-SGT. YORK 61                 11  13  1    67       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIMSON 122                  14  14  1    66       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 J.G. BALLARD 218             13  15  0    66       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 '69 MUSTANG BOSS 236         12  16  1    66       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 GUTENBERG 167                15  13  0    65       DARQUE AGES (29)
-SNAKE EYES 58                12  12  1    64       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 CHROMIAN 40                  12  14  1    64       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 POWR GORESLINGER 117         11  16  2    64       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 HUNTER 120                   11  17  1    64       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 POWDER HOUND 479              9   8  0    64       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 SPONGE BATH 226              11  17  2    63       AARP (41)
 NIGHTBANE 377                17   6  0    62       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 GURG 515                      7   5  0    62       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 FLOR 263                     15   9  0    61       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 IRON MASK 403                 7  15  0    60       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 BORNE 214                    15  13  1    59       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ONYX 453                     13   6  0    59       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           10   3  0    58       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 GRANITE 118                  12  16  0    57       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STUMP 238                    12  13  0    56       ERRATA (44)
 CAPTAIN TRIPS 567             5   2  1    56       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 INDIA 391                    16   7  0    55       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225          12  16  1    54       AARP (41)
 CHUPACABRON 284               9  17  0    54       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 OWSLEY 570                    5   2  0    54       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 NURM 511                      8   4  0    53       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 DAGRDRAUG 297                13  13  0    52       THE DRAUGS (17)
-ZIPPO 239                    10  15  0    52       ERRATA (44)
 CEDRIC IRONFIST 303           7  18  1    51       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 SPIN1 182                     9  14  1    50       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 TYRA 416                     14   7  0    49       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 HARM HEELHACKER 385           9  13  0    49       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 CYRUS IRONFIST 486           11   5  1    47       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 RUPERT IRONFIST 301          10  15  0    47       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 MOOSE DROOL 563               7   3  0    44       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 THE MAD RATTER 523            8   4  0    42       RODENT CLAN (37)
 ALANNA WYRMCLAW 555           7   4  0    42       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ETHER BUNNY 517               5   8  0    42       RODENT CLAN (37)
 THE CLAPPER 589               4   1  0    42       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 DESIREE 577                   5   2  0    40       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 BLACK MARIA 435              10   7  0    39       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 SIMON IRONFIST 414            8  13  1    39       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 GENGHIS TRON 285              6  20  0    38       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 GARK 512                      6   6  0    38       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 DOMINO 433                    8   9  0    37       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
-FERAL CHILD 533               5   5  0    37       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 DOMINATRIX 583                4   1  1    37       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 GARTH IRONFIST 485            6  10  1    36       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 FALSE TEETH 521               6   8  2    35       AARP (41)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HADES' ANGEL 535              5   5  1    35       TEAM SAVAGE (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUTHERIUS 562                 7   3  1    32       WARMASTERS (15)
 PERFECT POREMBA 539           5   7  0    31       KATHOUSE (3)
-HELL'S HERALD 536             3   7  0    31       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 SCARRO 602                    2   1  1    29       WARMASTERS (15)
 HORSE 610                     2   0  0    29       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 DURG 531                      6   4  0    27       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 CHRELD 525                    4   9  0    27       BLADE MAGES (66)
 BAD LASS 538                  7   5  0    26       KATHOUSE (3)
 MORTE D'AMOUR 528             6   7  1    26       BLADE MAGES (66)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COOL BREEZE 596               3   1  1    22       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 WARG 582                      5   0  0    20       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 KESEY 566                     3   4  1    18       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
-REFRIGERATOR PERRY 552        5   2  0    17       CHILDHOOD HEROES (8)
 GRATH 581                     3   2  0    15       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 AMERAUDUR 559                 2   8  1    15       BLADE MAGES (66)
 BAKDIZBANIAN 598              2   2  0    15       KATHOUSE (3)
 DUCK OR ELSE 542              2   6  0    12       D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
 OLD SCRATCH 608               2   0  0    11       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 PETRARCH 579                  2   4  0    10       DARQUE AGES (29)
 VERMINDERELLA 605             1   0  0    10       RODENT CLAN (37)
 OXYGEN TANK 615               1   0  0    10       AARP (41)
 SUREDRAUG 586                 1   4  0     7       THE DRAUGS (17)
 '70 CHEVELLE SS 590           1   4  0     7       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 KARCH 584                     1   3  0     6       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 '77 TRANS AM 619              1   0  0     6       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595         1   1  1     5       RODENT CLAN (37)
-EXILED HERO 585               1   2  0     5       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597             0   4  0     4       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614         0   1  0     1       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 CONAN DOYLE 612               0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 CURED BY CUPID 618            0   1  0     1       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 BRUTUS 616                    0   1  0     1       WARMASTERS (15)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BALDSPOT 429           10 10 2 AARP 41              NATTY LIGHT 443        28   
PREPARATION H 587       2  2 0 AARP 41              SCARRO 602             27   
'69 DAYTONA 235        15 12 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   GRON DA CAVEMAN 400    27   
1 LAST GRUNT 593        0  1 0 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595  25  JUST REVENGED
ROUGE 121              12 12 3 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     NUYEN NICK 331         24  NOT REVENGED
GIRD THE STRONG 604     0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 COOL BREEZE 596        26   
SATAN'S ECHO 370       12 10 1 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 CAPTAIN TRIPS 567      27   
ROQUE 549               5  5 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    GARTH IRONFIST 485     27  JUST REVENGED
DUCK DODGERS 532        1  8 0 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS 32   DOMINATRIX 583         28   
MAL FUNCTION 569        2  5 0 ELECTRIC KOOL-AID 68 BLACK ORC              28  NONE
BIG LUTHER 617          0  1 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56   DARK CHAMPION          28  NONE
KITTY 575               2  1 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56   FALSE TEETH 521        25   
POKER FACE 325         10 11 1 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56   LLUD 216               27   
ENEMY PAWN 572          2  3 1 TEAM SAVAGE 67       KESEY 566              26   
KIRYK 565               3  5 0 WARMASTERS 15        MORTE D'AMOUR 528      27   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Damned -- The two leaders seem unstoppable...my guys win, win again, but Kellumbo and
Nomad are still ahead.  How long could we keep on winning? -- Le Pentarque

Cyrus -- You are too modest.  You could have won this.... -- The Small Cat

Our common story with the Baron Stonewall is going on:  nice change of armor!  You
got me.... -- Le Pentarque

American Muscle -- My apologies for the Daytona.  Death is always a possibility in
this profession, but I can honestly say it was not my goal.  '69 Daytona was a good
warrior.  I await your bloodfeud. -- Gron da Caveman

'69 Charger -- There was no intent to target your team last turn, you were simply
available challenges that looked winnable.  Thanks for sending me off to the Isle
with a winning record. -- Lord Protector, Anvil Ironfist

Import-Export -- At least you gave me a chance to keep your team from gaining on us.
You guys just won't go away.  Perhaps more head-to-head matches would clear things up
a bit. -- Baron Stonewall

Liath -- Did I really win that fight that easily?  When I saw you lumber out I was
worried.  Somehow, I think luck was on my side. -- Hardrada

Chupacabron -- Just being a veteran isn't always enough. -- Alanna Wyrmclaw

Swinetiger -- Thanks for the notice, my team and I appreciate it. We hope to see your
rodents return to the sands quickly. -- Anvil Ironfist and the rest of the Guild

Perfect Poremba -- Ok, I'll admit when I'm wrong.  I thought your first victory over
me was a lucky fluke.  The second fight proved it wasn't.  Congratulations on a nice
win! -- Lutherius

AARP -- I hope you don't hold too big a grudge against me for killing Preparation H.
I mean, he challenged me! -- Scarro

Morte D'Amour -- Congrats on a fine victory over Kiryk.  He assured me he could
exploit the style match up against you.  I guess we can safely say you proved him
wrong...dead wrong! -- Vanek, Manager of the Warmasters

Anvil Ironfist -- Congrats on one hell of a career here in Shadowspire!  Your record
was truly impressive.  I have no doubt you could have rivaled American Muscle's
record for consecutive turns on the throne had you not graduated to ADM. -- Vanek

Congrats to Le Pentarchie on an impressive three turn run and to The Big Cat for his
ascension to the throne! -- Vanek

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAL FUNCTION was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BIG LUTHER was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
'70 SUPERBIRD was handily defeated by GRON DA CAVEMAN in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
FLOR vanquished GARTH IRONFIST in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
'69 CHARGER was demolished by DA VINCI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
KRYSTA was vanquished by THE BIG CAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
DEANA devastated THAG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
BARON STONEWALL was handily defeated by NUYEN NICK in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
DECIMUS was overpowered by WHLOTTA ROSIE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
LIATH overpowered CHAUCER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DOWNTOWN BROWN was overcome by LLUD in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
DEXTER overpowered GUTENBERG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BALDSPOT was butchered by NATTY LIGHT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
BRENDAN BEHAN demolished ANGRENDRAUG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
FELIX handily defeated INDIA in a action packed 5 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
IMPORT-EXPORT bested ORC CHOPS in a action packed 3 minute Challenge duel.
RAT-LOVING CAT was savagely defeated by E.E. CUMMINGS in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
CHROMIAN overpowered ALANNA WYRMCLAW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MOOSE DROOL overpowered MORTE D'AMOUR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
NIGHTBANE outlasted CAPTAIN TRIPS in a crowd pleasing 11 minute Challenge conflict.
'69 MUSTANG BOSS devastated CYRUS IRONFIST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
RUPERT IRONFIST was overpowered by CELEGDRAUG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fray.
DOMINO was overcome by CEDRIC IRONFIST in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
J.G. BALLARD savagely defeated TYRA in a popular 5 minute veteran's Challenge match.
NURM overpowered GENGHIS TRON in a popular 1 minute gory uneven Challenge fight.
GARK was subdued by LONG NOSE HAIRS in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
THE MAD RATTER lost to OWSLEY in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
FALSE TEETH overpowered RYAK RAZORSAW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
DOMINATRIX easily killed DUCK DODGERS in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LUTHERIUS overpowered AMERAUDUR in a popular 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge duel.
SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 was demolished by HORSE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KARCH was overpowered by BAKDIZBANIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
WARG outwaited '70 CHEVELLE SS in a crowd boring 14 minute amateur's Challenge match.
GRATH narrowly defeated PETRARCH in a 4 minute Challenge struggle.
THE SMALL CAT demolished HO! HA-HA! GUARD! in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BREGDRAUG was beaten by CONSORTIUM? in a exciting 1 minute veteran's fray.
HARDRADA subdued M. CHARDINEE in a 4 minute conflict.
MCBAIN was demolished by PLAGUENOG in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KREK overpowered JOAN OF ARC in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DJAIMZ was handily defeated by SLIM in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HA-THRUST! vanquished HUNTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CRIMSON was demolished by DJOHEY DJR. in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.
EDWARD GOREY subdued GURG in a action packed 3 minute conflict.
KIRI FACADE overcame POWDER HOUND in a 2 minute fight.
GRANITE was devastated by ANGUS in a action packed 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
DAGRDRAUG was subdued by SPONGE BATH in a 1 minute veteran's match.
SPIN1 was subdued by POWR GORESLINGER in a popular 2 minute expert's fight.
SIMON IRONFIST was beaten by HARM HEELHACKER in a 1 minute veteran's fray.
BLACK MARIA was viciously subdued by CHUPACABRON in a exciting 3 minute brutal duel.
IRON MASK handily defeated SCARRO in a exciting 5 minute one-sided bout.
ONYX overpowered PERFECT POREMBA in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
ETHER BUNNY was bested by BORNE in a exciting 1 minute conflict.
DURG was viciously subdued by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a exciting 2 minute bloody battle.
THE CLAPPER overpowered BAD LASS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.
KESEY was devastated by DESIREE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
CHRELD overpowered DUCK OR ELSE in a popular 1 minute mismatched duel.
SUREDRAUG was defeated by COOL BREEZE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's brawl.
OLD SCRATCH beat BRUTUS in a 2 minute novice's match.
CONAN DOYLE was vanquished by VERMINDERELLA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BALLIOL BLACKMOON was subdued by '77 TRANS AM in a 1 minute novice's conflict.
OXYGEN TANK overpowered CURED BY CUPID in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  23         WALL OF STEEL     87 -  72 -  3      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 22         TOTAL PARRY       86 -  73 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     14         LUNGING ATTACK   136 - 118 -  7      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                      13         STRIKING ATTACK  107 - 101 -  8      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-LUNGE       37 -  38 -  0      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 12         SLASHING ATTACK   64 -  77 -  4      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         AIMED BLOW        57 -  73 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         BASHING ATTACK    46 -  63 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  16 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  13 -  0      19  |

Turn  28 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:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK    11 - 12         4  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     7 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  7         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         7 -  6     WALL OF STEEL      5 -  7         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK   11 - 11                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  7     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THE BIG CAT 75             17  11  0  145 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
STRIKING ATTACK  NUYEN NICK 331             15  10  3  132 FUCHI OWNED (54)
AIMED BLOW       THE SMALL CAT 74           18  10  1  116 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
WALL OF STEEL    HARDRADA 353               20   5  0  109 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
SLASHING ATTACK  BRENDAN BEHAN 221          16  12  1  104 LITERATE LOONS (40)
BASHING ATTACK   WHLOTTA ROSIE 423          11  10  0   96 KATHOUSE (3)
PARRY-LUNGE      HA-THRUST! 180             14   9  0   89 D2 MIGHTY DUCKS (32)
TOTAL PARRY      ANGRENDRAUG 105            18  10  0   79 THE DRAUGS (17)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    IMPORT-EXPORT 76           15  13  3   78 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LLUD 216.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CAPTAIN TRIPS 567.  The ten other most popular fighters were FELIX 437, E.E. CUMMINGS 
219, J.G. BALLARD 218, ORC CHOPS 490, GURG 515, SCARRO 602, POWR GORESLINGER 117, 
CHUPACABRON 284, NUYEN NICK 331, and LLUD 216.

The least popular fighter this week was WARG 582.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NIGHTBANE 377, CURED BY CUPID 618, CONAN DOYLE 612, BRUTUS 616, IRON 
MASK 403, DAGRDRAUG 297, HUNTER 120, JOAN OF ARC 165, MCBAIN 318, and HO! HA-HA! 
GUARD! 178.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

THE BIG CAT (81-75) LA PENTARCHIE (11)
CONSORTIUM? (81-77) LA PENTARCHIE (11)