DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/13/2008    Duedate: 02/26/2008

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-29

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NUYEN NICK
FUCHI OWNED (54)
(81-331) [16-10-3,147]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NUYEN NICK                     CAPTAIN TRIPS
FUCHI OWNED (54)               ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
(81-331) [16-10-3,147]         (81-567) [5-3-1,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NUYEN NICK                     POWDER HOUND
FUCHI OWNED (54)               ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
(81-331) [16-10-3,147]         (81-479) [9-9-0,61]

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)         57
2. WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)       43      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
3. DARQUE AGES (29)            42      Unchartered Team
4. THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)      38
5. BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)      33      WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)      4   1  1 80.0   1/ 1 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     12  3 1
 2/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      93  52  1 64.1   2/ 2 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      11  4 2
 3/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        92  53  4 63.4   3/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       11  4 0
 4/ 1 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     92  53  3 63.4   4/ 4 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     10  5 0
 5- 4 4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)     36  24  1 60.0   5/ 9 LITERATE LOONS (40)       9  5 0
 6/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)          83  61  1 57.6   6/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 1
 7/ 6 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       80  65  5 55.2   7/11 KATHOUSE (3)              9  6 0
 8/ 7 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      79  66  4 54.5   8/ 5 FUCHI OWNED (54)          9  6 0
 9/ 9 FUCHI OWNED (54)          72  63  3 53.3   9/10 WARMASTERS (15)           8  7 1
10-10 ERRATA (44)               66  58  2 53.2  10/19 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    7  2 1
11/12 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       68  60  2 53.1  11/22 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       7  7 0
12/11 THE DRAUGS (17)           76  69  1 52.4  12/ 8 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       7  8 1
13/14 RODENT CLAN (37)          67  66  3 50.4  13/16 DARQUE AGES (29)          7  8 0
14/ 8*ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)    19  19  3 50.0  14/13 AARP (41)                 6  8 0
15/15 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      62  63  4 49.6  15/14 CLAN IRONFIST (52)        6  9 1
16/17 LITERATE LOONS (40)       71  73  1 49.3  16/ 7*ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)    6  9 1
17/13 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       70  75  3 48.3  17/27 RODENT CLAN (37)          5  5 0
18/ 0 CAROLINA BLUE (9)         28  32  2 46.7  18/15 THE DRAUGS (17)           5 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    55  63  3 46.6  19/12 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        5 10 0
20/18 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    63  73  5 46.3  20/ 0*WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     4  1 1
21/19 KATHOUSE (3)              66  77  2 46.2  21/20 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    4  8 0
22/21 WARMASTERS (15)           66  78  6 45.8  22/17 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      4 11 0
23/22 CLAN IRONFIST (52)        57  73  4 43.8  23/ 0 CAROLINA BLUE (9)         3  2 1
24/23 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        61  84  5 42.1  24/29 TEAM SAVAGE (67)          3  2 0
25/25 AARP (41)                 57  80  9 41.6  25-18 4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)     3  7 0
26-26 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      44  63  2 41.1  26-26 ERRATA (44)               2  3 0
27/27 TEAM SAVAGE (67)          20  34  2 37.0  27/28 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        2  4 0
28/28 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        26  54  0 32.5  28/ 0 BLADE MAGES (66)          2  7 1
29/ 0 BLADE MAGES (66)          15  43  2 25.9  29-21 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      1  7 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.

     I'm still here!  Well, that's nice, but I have to leave for some immortal fun.
     Today, I'd like to have a word for my friend Consortium?, who has the dubious
honor of being the first non-dm drawn to ADM:  he was the most consistent warrior of
the team, and our leader in the difficult times.  This turn 28 throne is for him and
I will leave as a testimony a twenty-headed whirligig.
     We will make a team effort, to put the other Cat on the throne, but that won't
be easy.  My first challenge goes to my friend Plaguenog.

The Big Cat

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon SHADOWSPIRE, 
for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Perhaps it is CULT OF BACCHUS members' 
intannibility that enabled them to move from 22nd to 11th last week...  (Less time in 
the sun...) Those betting on ELECTRIC KOOL-AID lost their shirt, as ELECTRIC KOOL-AID 
lost their fighting abilities:  1-4-0.  DARQUE AGES posted a nice gain, to come in 
13th.  Everybody loves a winner...  The boys at WOODY'S WORKSHOP are walking tall, as 
they are ranked 20th on their first try!  Going for the Duelmaster soon?  CLAN 
LONGBEARD had cause to celebrate, after SLIM got 29 points by beating '69 CHARGER.  A 
certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 22 
points to J.G. BALLARD.  (Discrete enough, LLUD?) The arena was more crowded than 
usual this time, as PLAGUENOG faced SHADOWSPIRE's Duelmaster.  THE BIG CAT 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by PLAGUENOG of RODENT CLAN.  Does 
SHADOWSPIRE have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who was the warrior seen 
charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of KELLUMBO'S KIDS, alone and unchallenged.  Like 
a pup with its tail between its legs, DRAGONBANE GUILD scurried away from KELLUMBO'S 
KIDS.  Oh, the shame!  If challenges were horses, OLD SCRATCH could open up a fast 
food joint!  Take heed SHADOWSPIRE, of the unprincipled action of DEANA.  By 
challenging ORC CHOPS, 32 points below her, DEANA besmirches the noble art of 
dueling.  DEANA defeated ORC CHOPS with a point difference of 32.  So this is what 
SHADOWSPIRE calls a duel.  This will make an interesting tale.  Place your bets!  
GRANITE is the long shot of the week:  they challenged DJOHEY DJR., up by 31.  If 
GRANITE had subdued DJOHEY DJR., he'd be a hero, but since he lost we just laugh at 
him.  Tough break.  Call 'im brash!  Call 'im brassy!  Call 'im brave!  Call 'im 
sassy!  IRON MASK will face KIRI FACADE, up by 30.  Aaaah, just call 'im dead meat.  
Soopreyes, soopreyes!  IRON MASK emerges from the fray 5 points the richer.  Good 
show, IRON MASK!  My love of complete Spyreports dictates that I note the mismatched 
fight, LIATH and ANGUS.  Are OF WOLF AND MAN unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I 
thought LIATH showed great skill and promise when she bested ANGUS.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  '69 CHARGER of AMERICAN MUSCLE, possessing a sorry record of 16-13-1, lost his 
last battle to SLIM of CLAN LONGBEARD.  Young warriors, take note!  Such is a 
failure's lot!  Congratulations, TY LAWSON.  The manager of BLADE MAGES should have 
sent AMERAUDUR to the Dark Arena for having a 2-8-1 long ago.  Justice was served as 
DECIMUS fought MORTE D'AMOUR in bloodfeud.  Well done, WARMASTERS!  Never one to 
advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see TEAM SAVAGE retaliate against 
ELECTRIC KOOL-AID in bloodfeud!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will 
pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid SHADOWSPIRE farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NUYEN NICK 331               16  10  3   147       FUCHI OWNED (54)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIM 454                     13   7  1   133       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 THE SMALL CAT 74             19  10  1   126       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BRENDAN BEHAN 221            17  12  1   123       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 DA VINCI 166                 15  14  0   116       DARQUE AGES (29)
-IMPALA 240                   18   7  1   109       ERRATA (44)
 BREGDRAUG 103                13  16  1   109       THE DRAUGS (17)
 JOAN OF ARC 165              18  11  0   108       DARQUE AGES (29)
 DEANA 112                    19  10  0   105       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
-FOUNTAIN 241                 11  14  1   105       ERRATA (44)
 KRYSTA 41                    18   9  0   101       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 LIATH 398                    14   9  1   100       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 PLAGUENOG 205                12  15  0    98       RODENT CLAN (37)
 NATTY LIGHT 443              14   7  1    97       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 DJAIMZ 168                   17  12  1    96       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 KIRI FACADE 37               19  10  2    92       KATHOUSE (3)
 FELIX 437                    13   7  0    92       WARMASTERS (15)
 HARDRADA 353                 20   6  0    91       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DJOHEY DJR. 288              16  12  1    91       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 E.E. CUMMINGS 219            15  14  0    89       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 J.G. BALLARD 218             14  15  0    89       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 KREK 213                     16  13  1    87       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 WHLOTTA ROSIE 423            11  11  0    87       KATHOUSE (3)
 '70 SUPERBIRD 233            17  12  1    86       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400          12  11  1    83       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-STRAY CAT 242                15   9  0    82       ERRATA (44)
 BORNE 214                    16  13  1    79       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CELEGDRAUG 107               18  11  0    78       THE DRAUGS (17)
 CHAUCER 164                  12  17  1    78       DARQUE AGES (29)
 HUNTER 120                   12  17  1    78       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 SPONGE BATH 226              12  17  2    77       AARP (41)
 MCBAIN 318                   15  12  0    76       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 POWR GORESLINGER 117         12  16  2    75       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             22   7  0    73       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 DEXTER 452                   13   6  0    73       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 DECIMUS 97                   18  11  2    72       WARMASTERS (15)
 ANGUS 217                    16  13  1    72       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-THAG 513                      8   4  0    72       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 ORC CHOPS 490                 8   9  0    70       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 CHROMIAN 40                  13  14  1    68       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 DOWNTOWN BROWN 477           10   8  1    68       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 FLOR 263                     16   9  0    67       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 GUTENBERG 167                16  13  0    67       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LLUD 216                     15  14  1    67       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           11   3  0    67       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGRENDRAUG 105              18  11  0    66       THE DRAUGS (17)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76             15  14  3    66       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BARON STONEWALL 85           15  14  2    66       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 CHUPACABRON 284              10  17  0    66       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 IRON MASK 403                 7  16  0    65       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 CEDRIC IRONFIST 303           8  18  1    62       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
-GURG 515                      7   5  0    62       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 POWDER HOUND 479              9   9  0    61       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 INDIA 391                    17   7  0    59       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CRIMSON 122                  14  15  1    59       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 CYRUS IRONFIST 486           12   5  1    59       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 NIGHTBANE 377                17   7  0    58       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 ONYX 453                     13   7  0    57       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 ALANNA WYRMCLAW 555           8   4  0    57       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STUMP 238                    12  13  0    56       ERRATA (44)
 GRANITE 118                  12  17  0    56       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 '69 MUSTANG BOSS 236         12  17  1    55       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225          12  17  1    54       AARP (41)
 ETHER BUNNY 517               6   8  0    54       RODENT CLAN (37)
 DAGRDRAUG 297                13  14  0    53       THE DRAUGS (17)
-NURM 511                      8   4  0    53       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 THE CLAPPER 589               5   1  0    53       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 TYRA 416                     15   7  0    52       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
-ZIPPO 239                    10  15  0    52       ERRATA (44)
 JULIUS PEPPERS 63             7   5  1    51       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 THE MAD RATTER 523            9   4  0    50       RODENT CLAN (37)
 RUPERT IRONFIST 301          11  15  0    49       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 MOOSE DROOL 563               7   4  0    48       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 CAPTAIN TRIPS 567             5   3  1    48       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 BAD LASS 538                  8   5  0    46       KATHOUSE (3)
 SIMON IRONFIST 414            8  14  1    45       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 OWSLEY 570                    5   3  0    44       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 MIA HAMM 65                   9   4  0    43       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 FERAL CHILD 533               6   5  0    42       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 HARM HEELHACKER 385           9  14  0    41       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 LUTHERIUS 562                 8   3  1    41       WARMASTERS (15)
 HELL'S HERALD 536             4   7  0    41       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
-BLACK MARIA 435              10   7  0    39       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 GENGHIS TRON 285              6  21  0    39       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
-GARK 512                      6   6  0    38       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
-DOMINO 433                    8   9  0    37       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARTH IRONFIST 485            6  11  1    33       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 BAKDIZBANIAN 598              3   2  0    33       KATHOUSE (3)
 DESIREE 577                   5   3  0    32       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 FALSE TEETH 521               6   9  2    31       AARP (41)
 MORTE D'AMOUR 528             6   8  1    29       BLADE MAGES (66)
 JAMES WORTHY 66               6   7  0    28       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 HADES' ANGEL 535              5   6  1    28       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 DOMINATRIX 583                4   2  1    28       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-DURG 531                      6   4  0    27       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 WARG 582                      6   0  0    26       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 COOL BREEZE 596               4   1  1    26       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERFECT POREMBA 539           5   8  0    25       KATHOUSE (3)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHRELD 525                    4  10  0    22       BLADE MAGES (66)
 GRATH 581                     4   2  0    20       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 HORSE 610                     2   1  0    20       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 EXILED HERO 585               2   2  0    19       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 TY LAWSON 417                 3   3  1    18       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597             1   4  0    18       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DRILL PRESS 630               1   0  1    16       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 KESEY 566                     3   5  1    15       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 PETRARCH 579                  3   4  0    15       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BAHBI 621                     1   0  1    15       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614         1   1  0    15       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595         2   1  1    14       RODENT CLAN (37)
 AWL 627                       1   0  0    13       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 SCARRO 602                    2   2  1    12       WARMASTERS (15)
 BRUTUS 616                    1   1  0    11       WARMASTERS (15)
 SUREDRAUG 586                 1   5  0     8       THE DRAUGS (17)
 BALL-PEEN 628                 1   0  0     8       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 OLD SCRATCH 608               2   1  0     7       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 KARCH 584                     1   4  0     7       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 DJEREE THE DJERK 623          1   0  0     5       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 PLASMA CUTTER 626             1   0  0     5       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 VERMINDERELLA 605             1   1  0     4       RODENT CLAN (37)
 OXYGEN TANK 615               1   1  0     4       AARP (41)
 CONAN DOYLE 612               0   2  0     2       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 THE HERMIT 620                0   1  0     1       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
-CURED BY CUPID 618            0   1  0     1       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 BILI 622                      0   1  0     1       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 SLEDGE 629                    0   1  0     1       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 BARISTA 611                   0   1  0     1       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 GIGI DIVINE 613               0   1  0     1       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTANT BEGGA        0  0 0                      DRILL PRESS 630        29  NONE
BALDSPOT 429           10 10 2 AARP 41              NATTY LIGHT 443        28   
PREPARATION H 587       2  2 0 AARP 41              SCARRO 602             27   
'69 CHARGER 237        16 13 1 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   SLIM 454               29   
'69 DAYTONA 235        15 12 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   GRON DA CAVEMAN 400    27   
'70 CHEVELLE SS 590     1  5 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   SHEWISH GIANT          29  NONE
'77 TRANS AM 619        1  1 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   BAHBI 621              29   
1 LAST GRUNT 593        0  1 0 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595  25  REVENGED
DA BOUND 625            0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 BLACK ORC              29  NONE
GIRD THE STRONG 604     0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 COOL BREEZE 596        26   
RILLION'S SOCKS 624     0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 DARK CHAMPION          29  NONE
SATAN'S ECHO 370       12 10 1 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 CAPTAIN TRIPS 567      27   
AMERAUDUR 559           2  9 1 BLADE MAGES 66       TY LAWSON 417          29   
PHIL FORD 448           1  3 0 CAROLINA BLUE 9      MOUNTAIN TROLL         29  NONE
ROQUE 549               5  5 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    GARTH IRONFIST 485     27  JUST REVENGED
KITTY 575               2  1 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56   FALSE TEETH 521        25  NOT REVENGED
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  JUST REVENGED
KIRYK 565               3  5 0 WARMASTERS 15        MORTE D'AMOUR 528      27  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Battle Grunts -- I challenged Horse to give you a chance to bloodfeud me with someone
closer to my experience level.  It looks like Horse was up to the task.  Next time I
should have found out his style first. -- Slaughter Mouse 5

McBain -- Grand opening, grand closing.  Come again when you can make it past the
first strike. -- Plaguenog

LA Pentarchie -- Congrats on your recent graduates and keeping the throne!  It is
always sad when the first wave of Shadowspire warriors depart, but we have high hopes
for Rat Loving Cat. -- SwineTiger

Thanks, Vanek!  Your time will come. -- Le Pentarque

The day of the changing of guard is coming.  Let's pray to the gods of roll-ups! --
Le Pentarque

'70 Superbird -- One shot by a dagger?  Does that say more about you or about me?
Nice try. -- Gron da Caveman

Nick -- Impressive.  Nothing in the past indicated you had that ability.  I guess the
easiest way to keep us from challenging is to whip us when we do.  You certainly got
me that time. -- Baron

'77 Trans Am -- I guess if the veterans are going to fight all the time, we might as
well get it started as well.  The first one goes to you. -- Balliol Blackmoon

Joan of Arc -- Are you related to Noah? -- Krek

Ether Bunny -- Boy that ether is lethal.  *GRIN* -- Borne

Downtown Brown -- You city boys don't impress me much. -- Llud

Granite -- Your name definitely suits you. -- Angus

Djaimz -- I am surprised I beat you.  Nice learns. -- Slim

All -- This place is becoming pretty deadly. -- Visionist

     Hey!  Is it possible for you to set your e-mail to be text only?  It makes
     things simpler on this end, as HAL isn't too smart about HTML. -- Ed.

Tripwire -- Congrats on the impressive turnaround with your guild. -- Visionist

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

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

'70 CHEVELLE SS was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PHIL FORD was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DA BOUND was slain by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
RILLION'S SOCKS was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
DECIMUS demolished MORTE D'AMOUR in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
CHROMIAN vanquished GARTH IRONFIST in a 1 minute brutal mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
FERAL CHILD devastated KESEY in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud competition.
CONSORTIUM? was viciously subdued by NUYEN NICK in a 2 minute Challenge Title melee.
THE SMALL CAT defeated NATTY LIGHT in a popular 1 minute expert's Challenge duel.
DEANA overpowered ORC CHOPS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
PLAGUENOG was beaten by THE BIG CAT in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
LIATH devastated ANGUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
BRENDAN BEHAN demolished HARDRADA in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge match.
FELIX handily defeated DOWNTOWN BROWN in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
'70 SUPERBIRD won victory over DEXTER in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
E.E. CUMMINGS devastated BARON STONEWALL in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
'69 CHARGER was butchered by SLIM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
GRANITE was overpowered by DJOHEY DJR. in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
IRON MASK was savagely defeated by KIRI FACADE in a 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
HUNTER bested IMPORT-EXPORT in a action packed 1 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
RAT-LOVING CAT subdued POWDER HOUND in a action packed 3 minute Challenge bout.
CRIMSON was vanquished by CELEGDRAUG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
DOMINATRIX was overpowered by ETHER BUNNY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
OWSLEY was vanquished by CHUPACABRON in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ALANNA WYRMCLAW vanquished HARM HEELHACKER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DESIREE was vanquished by THE CLAPPER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
INDIA unbelievably bested MOOSE DROOL in a action packed 2 minute Challenge bout.
SCARRO was handily defeated by BAKDIZBANIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HELL'S HERALD overpowered HORSE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LUTHERIUS handily defeated CHRELD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GRATH demolished CONAN DOYLE in a tiresome 6 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
WARG overpowered OLD SCRATCH in a unpopular 8 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
EXILED HERO vanquished OXYGEN TANK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
KARCH was subdued by PETRARCH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
KRYSTA overpowered MCBAIN in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
WHLOTTA ROSIE was demolished by BREGDRAUG in a exciting 1 minute mismatched match.
KREK was vanquished by JOAN OF ARC in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DA VINCI vanquished GRON DA CAVEMAN in a exciting 1 minute mismatched bout.
CHAUCER viciously subdued ONYX in a exciting 3 minute gory duel.
DJAIMZ savagely defeated EDWARD GOREY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute expert's duel.
LLUD was handily defeated by J.G. BALLARD in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
ANGRENDRAUG was defeated by BORNE in a 3 minute veteran's brawl.
FLOR overcame DAGRDRAUG in a exciting 2 minute master's melee.
'69 MUSTANG BOSS was overpowered by POWR GORESLINGER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SPONGE BATH savagely defeated NIGHTBANE in a popular 2 minute gruesome veteran's duel.
GUTENBERG luckily beat SIMON IRONFIST in a exciting 2 minute expert's competition.
JULIUS PEPPERS handily defeated PERFECT POREMBA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CEDRIC IRONFIST demolished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RUPERT IRONFIST overcame JAMES WORTHY in a 1 minute contest.
GENGHIS TRON was unbelievably bested by TYRA in a exciting 1 minute master's match.
LONG NOSE HAIRS was subdued by BAD LASS in a 2 minute brawl.
CYRUS IRONFIST defeated CAPTAIN TRIPS in a 1 minute brawl.
FALSE TEETH was savagely defeated by MIA HAMM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute battle.
THE MAD RATTER overpowered HADES' ANGEL in a 1 minute uneven bout.
AMERAUDUR was dealt death by TY LAWSON in a popular 1 minute fight.
SUREDRAUG was devastated by BALLIOL BLACKMOON in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 overpowered SLEDGE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
COOL BREEZE demolished BILI in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
RYAK RAZORSAW handily defeated VERMINDERELLA in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
'77 TRANS AM was assassinated by BAHBI in a 1 minute brutal mismatched bout.
BRUTUS vanquished BARISTA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THE HERMIT was defeated by DJEREE THE DJERK in a 3 minute novice's fight.
GIGI DIVINE was viciously subdued by PLASMA CUTTER in a 7 minute novice's duel.
AWL vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BALL-PEEN bested CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute beginner's match.
DRILL PRESS butchered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  27         TOTAL PARRY       85 -  73 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 22         WALL OF STEEL     83 -  72 -  3      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         LUNGING ATTACK   136 - 119 -  8      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-LUNGE       38 -  34 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         STRIKING ATTACK  109 - 103 -  8      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 13         AIMED BLOW        61 -  65 -  2      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         SLASHING ATTACK   59 -  79 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         BASHING ATTACK    46 -  66 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn  29 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        7 -  8         5  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         9 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     6 -  7         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      6 -  7         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  9     STRIKING ATTACK    9 - 13         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    2 - 11     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NUYEN NICK 331             16  10  3  147 FUCHI OWNED (54)
AIMED BLOW       THE SMALL CAT 74           19  10  1  126 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
SLASHING ATTACK  BRENDAN BEHAN 221          17  12  1  123 LITERATE LOONS (40)
LUNGING ATTACK   JOAN OF ARC 165            18  11  0  108 DARQUE AGES (29)
BASHING ATTACK   LIATH 398                  14   9  1  100 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
WALL OF STEEL    HARDRADA 353               20   6  0   91 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
PARRY-LUNGE      E.E. CUMMINGS 219          15  14  0   89 LITERATE LOONS (40)
TOTAL PARRY      EDWARD GOREY 222           22   7  0   73 LITERATE LOONS (40)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    IMPORT-EXPORT 76           15  14  3   66 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NUYEN NICK 331.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was POWDER HOUND 479.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIMON IRONFIST 414, 
CHAUCER 164, DJAIMZ 168, NUYEN NICK 331, MOOSE DROOL 563, SPONGE BATH 226, FLOR 263, 
MIA HAMM 65, KIRI FACADE 37, and '70 CHEVELLE SS 590.

The least popular fighter this week was WARG 582.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GIGI DIVINE 613, OLD SCRATCH 608, CONAN DOYLE 612, GRATH 581, BARISTA 
611, '77 TRANS AM 619, VERMINDERELLA 605, BILI 622, SLEDGE 629, and HADES' ANGEL 535.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KRYSTA (81-41) CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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