DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/27/2008    Duedate: 03/11/2008

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-30

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NUYEN NICK
FUCHI OWNED (54)
(81-331) [17-10-3,163]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NUYEN NICK                     COOL BREEZE
FUCHI OWNED (54)               ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
(81-331) [17-10-3,163]         (81-596) [5-1-1,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NUYEN NICK                     MCBAIN
FUCHI OWNED (54)               FUCHI OWNED (54)
(81-331) [17-10-3,163]         (81-318) [15-13-0,71]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)        52
2. FUCHI OWNED (54)            43      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
3. OF WOLF AND MAN (57)        34      Unchartered Team
4. THE DRAUGS (17)             34
5. CAROLINA BLUE (9)           34      ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      97  53  1 64.7   1/ 1 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     12  3 1
 2/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        95  55  4 63.3   2/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       10  5 0
 3/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     94  56  3 62.7   3/ 4 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     10  5 0
 4- 5 4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)     36  24  1 60.0   4/10 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    9  3 1
 5/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)          85  64  1 57.0   5/ 9 WARMASTERS (15)           9  6 0
 6/ 8 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      83  67  4 55.3   6/ 5 LITERATE LOONS (40)       9  6 0
 7/ 7 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       81  69  5 54.0   7/ 2 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       8  7 1
 8/ 9 FUCHI OWNED (54)          75  65  3 53.6   8/15 CLAN IRONFIST (52)        8  7 0
 9/12 THE DRAUGS (17)           79  71  2 52.7   9/13 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 0
10/11 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       69  64  2 51.9  10/ 8 FUCHI OWNED (54)          8  7 0
11/14*ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)    22  21  4 51.2  11/14 AARP (41)                 7  6 0
12/15 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      66  64  4 50.8  12/ 7 KATHOUSE (3)              7  8 0
13-13 RODENT CLAN (37)          67  66  3 50.4  13/22 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      7  8 0
14/ 1*WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)      5   5  1 50.0  14/23 CAROLINA BLUE (9)         6  4 2
15/16 LITERATE LOONS (40)       73  76  1 49.0  15/11 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       6  8 0
16/17 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       73  77  3 48.7  16/18 THE DRAUGS (17)           6  9 1
17/19 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    59  64  3 48.0  17/12 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       6  9 1
18/18 CAROLINA BLUE (9)         31  34  3 47.7  18/16*ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)    6  9 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/22 WARMASTERS (15)           69  80  6 46.3  19/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     6  9 0
20/20 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    64  75  5 46.0  20/20*WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     5  5 1
21/21 KATHOUSE (3)              67  81  2 45.3  21-17 RODENT CLAN (37)          5  5 0
22/23 CLAN IRONFIST (52)        61  74  4 45.2  22/21 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    5  6 0
23/25 AARP (41)                 59  82  9 41.8  23/19 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        4 11 0
24/24 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        62  88  5 41.3  24-24 TEAM SAVAGE (67)          3  2 0
25/26 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      45  65  3 40.9  25/27 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        2  4 0
26-27 TEAM SAVAGE (67)          20  34  2 37.0  26/28 BLADE MAGES (66)          2  6 0
27/28 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        26  56  0 31.7  27-25 4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)     1  4 0
28/29 BLADE MAGES (66)          16  44  2 26.7  28/29 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      1  6 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SHADOWSPIRE games.  My tutors were fond of telling me 
that the higher you rise the harder you fall.  This week DRAGONBANE GUILD went 2-3-0 
and fell 13 notches into 19th!  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the 
corner!  Witness how this week AMERICAN MUSCLE went 4-1-0 to move up 9 in the 
rankings.  My praise to CLAN IRONFIST for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it 
was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  ANGRENDRAUG caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested POWR GORESLINGER and was 
awarded 23 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ONYX put 
down CHAUCER, causing him to lose 19 points of recognition in the process.  Who here 
was not present for the title fight this week as HARDRADA boldly challenged NUYEN 
NICK in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  Although HARDRADA made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious NUYEN NICK.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  SHADOWSPIRE, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is KELLUMBO'S KIDS, a guild shunned and avoided 
by many in the weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of ALE HOUSE MERCS are 
catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the 
avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the 
knowledge that many fighters are after RYAK RAZORSAW.  Watch your back!  FELIX must 
really be harboring a grudge against the LITERATE LOONS guild!  Merciless, 19 
challenged down EDWARD GOREY points this week to duel with he.  The weight of the 
challenge fell hard upon EDWARD GOREY and predictably he was defeated by FELIX.  This 
is how to arouse the anger of an entire guild!  As a gladiator gets older, the icy 
grip of fear lays hold of hers heart.  True, PERFECT POREMBA?  Who could miss your 
"brave" challenge of PLASMA CUTTER?  Few would not have guessed the outcome of the 
bout as PLASMA CUTTER was overcame by PERFECT POREMBA.  Is this what passes for 
courage in SHADOWSPIRE?  For some warriors honor is not important--only empty 
victory.  See, gladiators, how DESIREE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged down 24 points 
to SUREDRAUG.  All the city knows the duel went in favor of DESIREE.  I shall not 
fail to spread the word in other cities of this "mighty" victory.  A match that 
raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that GUTENBERG posted a 
challenge against the more highly recognized J.G. BALLARD.  The results, you ask?  
Well, the firebrand GUTENBERG was subdued by J.G. BALLARD.  Remember warriors, this 
is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  I must report the passing of OWSLEY, 
veteran of many duels.  5-4-0 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 GENGHIS TRON, at 6-22-0, departed SHADOWSPIRE forever. 
I must report the passing of POWR GORESLINGER, veteran of many duels.  12-17-2 final 
record His was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  Walk proud, warriors 
of AMERICAN MUSCLE!  By striking down GRON DA CAVEMAN you have avenged the honor of 
your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in SHADOWSPIRE.  SLIM must hold silent, for 
this week he was humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by '70 SUPERBIRD 
of AMERICAN MUSCLE.  Hail '70 SUPERBIRD for thy victory!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  
She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  
Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in SHADOWSPIRE as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NUYEN NICK 331               17  10  3   163       FUCHI OWNED (54)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SMALL CAT 74             20  10  1   131       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 DA VINCI 166                 16  14  0   129       DARQUE AGES (29)
 JOAN OF ARC 165              19  11  0   123       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BREGDRAUG 103                14  16  1   117       THE DRAUGS (17)
 DEANA 112                    20  10  0   114       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 LIATH 398                    15   9  1   114       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 '70 SUPERBIRD 233            18  12  1   107       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 FELIX 437                    14   7  0   106       WARMASTERS (15)
 DJAIMZ 168                   18  12  1   104       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 NATTY LIGHT 443              15   7  1   102       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 J.G. BALLARD 218             15  15  0    98       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-PLAGUENOG 205                12  15  0    98       RODENT CLAN (37)
 E.E. CUMMINGS 219            16  14  0    95       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 DJOHEY DJR. 288              17  12  1    93       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 KREK 213                     17  13  1    91       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BRENDAN BEHAN 221            17  13  1    91       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGRENDRAUG 105              19  11  1    89       THE DRAUGS (17)
 KIRI FACADE 37               19  11  2    86       KATHOUSE (3)
 HARDRADA 353                 20   7  0    85       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SLIM 454                     13   8  1    85       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 DEXTER 452                   14   6  0    84       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 SPONGE BATH 226              13  17  2    83       AARP (41)
 ORC CHOPS 490                 9   9  0    83       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 BORNE 214                    16  14  1    81       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           12   3  0    80       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 WHLOTTA ROSIE 423            11  12  0    80       KATHOUSE (3)
 ONYX 453                     14   7  0    78       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 CELEGDRAUG 107               18  12  0    77       THE DRAUGS (17)
 HUNTER 120                   12  18  1    77       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             22   8  0    74       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 BARON STONEWALL 85           16  14  2    74       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 POWDER HOUND 479             10   9  0    72       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
-THAG 513                      8   4  0    72       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 MCBAIN 318                   15  13  0    71       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 LLUD 216                     15  15  1    70       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 DECIMUS 97                   18  12  2    68       WARMASTERS (15)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLOR 263                     16  10  0    66       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 '69 MUSTANG BOSS 236         13  17  1    66       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76             15  15  3    65       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 CRIMSON 122                  15  15  1    65       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 CYRUS IRONFIST 486           13   5  1    65       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 NIGHTBANE 377                18   7  0    64       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CHROMIAN 40                  13  15  1    64       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 ANGUS 217                    16  14  1    63       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 RUPERT IRONFIST 301          12  15  0    63       CLAN IRONFIST (52)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUPACABRON 284              10  18  0    63       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 INDIA 391                    17   8  0    62       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 GUTENBERG 167                16  14  0    62       DARQUE AGES (29)
-GURG 515                      7   5  0    62       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 DOWNTOWN BROWN 477           10   9  1    61       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 JULIUS PEPPERS 63             8   5  1    61       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 CHAUCER 164                  12  18  1    59       DARQUE AGES (29)
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400          12  12  1    59       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 HARM HEELHACKER 385          10  14  0    59       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 TYRA 416                     16   7  0    58       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 SIMON IRONFIST 414            9  14  1    57       CLAN IRONFIST (52)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAGRDRAUG 297                14  14  0    56       THE DRAUGS (17)
 ALANNA WYRMCLAW 555           8   5  0    56       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MORTE D'AMOUR 528             7   8  1    56       BLADE MAGES (66)
 IRON MASK 403                 7  17  0    56       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225          12  18  1    55       AARP (41)
 GRANITE 118                  12  18  0    54       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 BLACK MARIA 435              11   7  1    54       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
-ETHER BUNNY 517               6   8  0    54       RODENT CLAN (37)
 MIA HAMM 65                  10   4  0    53       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
-NURM 511                      8   4  0    53       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 CEDRIC IRONFIST 303           8  19  1    51       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 THE CLAPPER 589               5   2  0    51       FUCHI OWNED (54)
-THE MAD RATTER 523            9   4  0    50       RODENT CLAN (37)
 BAD LASS 538                  8   6  0    48       KATHOUSE (3)
 FALSE TEETH 521               7   9  2    46       AARP (41)
 JAMES WORTHY 66               7   7  1    45       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 MOOSE DROOL 563               7   5  0    42       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
-FERAL CHILD 533               6   5  0    42       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 COOL BREEZE 596               5   1  1    42       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
-HELL'S HERALD 536             4   7  0    41       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 CAPTAIN TRIPS 567             5   4  1    40       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
-GARK 512                      6   6  0    38       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 DESIREE 577                   6   3  0    37       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 DOMINO 433                    8  10  0    36       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 GARTH IRONFIST 485            7  11  1    35       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 DOMINATRIX 583                5   2  1    34       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614         2   1  0    33       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LUTHERIUS 562                 8   4  1    32       WARMASTERS (15)
 PERFECT POREMBA 539           6   8  0    31       KATHOUSE (3)
 GRATH 581                     5   2  0    30       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 KESEY 566                     4   5  1    30       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
-HADES' ANGEL 535              5   6  1    28       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
-DURG 531                      6   4  0    27       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 BRUTUS 616                    2   1  0    26       WARMASTERS (15)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHRELD 525                    4  11  0    23       BLADE MAGES (66)
 BAHBI 621                     2   0  1    22       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 SCARRO 602                    3   2  1    20       WARMASTERS (15)
 BAKDIZBANIAN 598              3   3  0    20       KATHOUSE (3)
 OLD SCRATCH 608               3   1  0    20       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 WARG 582                      6   1  0    19       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-EXILED HERO 585               2   2  0    19       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 AWL 627                       2   0  0    18       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 PETRARCH 579                  3   5  0    15       DARQUE AGES (29)
 TY LAWSON 417                 3   4  1    14       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
-SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595         2   1  1    14       RODENT CLAN (37)
 '69 CAMARO Z28 641            1   0  0    13       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORSE 610                     2   2  0    12       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 THE HERMIT 620                1   1  1    12       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 ALICE 637                     1   0  0    11       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597             1   5  0    10       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DJEREE THE DJERK 623          2   0  0     9       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 SUREDRAUG 586                 1   6  0     9       THE DRAUGS (17)
 DRILL PRESS 630               1   1  1     8       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 KARCH 584                     1   5  0     8       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BALL-PEEN 628                 1   1  0     6       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 '68 CHARGER R/T 640           1   0  0     6       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 OXYGEN TANK 615               1   2  0     5       AARP (41)
 GIGI DIVINE 613               1   1  0     5       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-VERMINDERELLA 605             1   1  0     4       RODENT CLAN (37)
 PLASMA CUTTER 626             1   1  0     4       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 CONAN DOYLE 612               0   3  0     3       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 BILI 622                      0   2  0     2       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 SLEDGE 629                    0   2  0     2       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 RAPAX JUNIOR 638              0   1  0     1       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-BARISTA 611                   0   1  0     1       TEAM SAVAGE (67)
 SAM PERKINS 636               0   1  0     1       CAROLINA BLUE (9)

'-' 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 CHARGER 237        16 13 1 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   SLIM 454               29  JUST REVENGED
'69 DAYTONA 235        15 12 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   GRON DA CAVEMAN 400    27  JUST REVENGED
'77 TRANS AM 619        1  1 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   BAHBI 621              29   
INDI'S P/T 639          0  1 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   MOUNTAIN TROLL         30  NONE
GIRD THE STRONG 604     0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 COOL BREEZE 596        26  NOT REVENGED
POWR GORESLINGER 117   12 17 2 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 ANGRENDRAUG 105        30   
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   
ROQUE 549               5  5 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    GARTH IRONFIST 485     27  REVENGED
OWSLEY 570              5  4 0 ELECTRIC KOOL-AID 68 BLACK MARIA 435        30   
CURED BY CUPID 618      0  2 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56   THE HERMIT 620         30   
POKER FACE 325         10 11 1 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56   LLUD 216               27   
GENGHIS TRON 285        6 22 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 51     JAMES WORTHY 66        30   
ENEMY PAWN 572          2  3 1 TEAM SAVAGE 67       KESEY 566              26  REVENGED
KIRYK 565               3  5 0 WARMASTERS 15        MORTE D'AMOUR 528      27  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aaargh!  Horrible frustration...after an incredible streak of 4-1, my guys make a 3-2
the day when a 4-1 would have been enough to finally take the lead!  Destiny is
grinning on us.  Well, the fresh meat won't be DAed:  the race to the 100 wins is not
over. -- Le Pentarque, grinned on

Plaguenog should have won...the throne will be his one day! -- The Big Cat, on the
leave

Nuyen Nick hits hard and deserve the throne...alas.... -- Consortium?

Condolences to Elephant. -- Le Pentarque

La Pentarchie -- Congratulations on the graduates!  You bring honor to the
Shadowspire arena. -- Kat

Iron Mask -- Sorry about that last shot.  Really, it was unnecessary, and I accept
that.  You might want to keep the mask on, eh? -- Kiri Fagade

Scarro -- Ok, ok, ok--the repeated blows to the groin may have been a little much.
You have to expect those things from me though, eh? -- Bakdizbanian

Bredraug -- Were you late for an appointment or something? -- Whlotta Rosie

Julius Peppers -- Mean brute!  Picking on a lil' girl like me. -- Perfect Poremba

"Long Nose Hairs was subdued by..." -- shouldn't that be "were" subdued?  ...and
really, who wouldn't want to subdue long nose hairs? -- Bad Lass

All -- Forty-nine combined Lungers and Strikers, yet only a total of nine combined
Parry-Lunge/Riposte/Strikers?  Me thinks we be a bit offensively minded. -- Kat

Nuyen Nick -- Duelmaster AND Popularity Leader?  Quite the feather-strewn hat you
have there. -- Kat

Cult of Baccus -- A hearty congrats on Krysta!  Represent us well on the Isle! -- Kat

Plasma Cutter -- What a perfect random match up for you! -- DeGotti

All Hail Lady Protector Krysta!  Probably the best RU on the original sheet.  Fitting
that she would be the first Grad from Cult of Bacchus and one of two surviving
original members! -- DeGotti

Rillion -- Amazing that it took almost 30 turns for us to randomly match up against
each other! -- DeGotti

Da Vinci -- I manage to dodge the bloodfeud and my reward is a matchup with you.
That wasn't what I was hoping for. -- Gron

Brendan Behan -- Yeah, that was a good challenge for you.  Nice one.  Don't do it
again. -- Hardrada

E.E.Cummings -- Are the Loons to be a roadblock in the quest for 100?  That did not
go as I had hoped. -- Baron Stonewall

Harm Heelhacker -- And the best two out of three goes to me.  We can do that again if
you wish. -- Alanna Wyrmclaw

Suredraug -- Ah, my first win!  I shall remember you. -- Balliol Blackmoon

Kellumbo -- I was just wondering how it feels that when people look at the team
records and see the impressive numbers, they just skip past your team and really only
consider La Pentarchie and Dragonbane Guild?  I've only recently started paying
attention and seeing the kind of challenges you make, huge FE and Rec. discrepancies
and wow are you a joke.  If, at the end of the day it doesn't bother you that other
managers have no respect for you whatsoever, then more power to you big guy, do what
you need to do. -- Hombre

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

INDI'S P/T was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
'70 SUPERBIRD vanquished SLIM in a exciting 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
DECIMUS was overpowered by MORTE D'AMOUR in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
'69 MUSTANG BOSS devastated GRON DA CAVEMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
DA VINCI demolished BRENDAN BEHAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
KRYSTA was vanquished by JOAN OF ARC in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HARDRADA was overpowered by NUYEN NICK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
FELIX handily defeated EDWARD GOREY in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.
CHROMIAN was vanquished by E.E. CUMMINGS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RAT-LOVING CAT luckily beat MCBAIN in a exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.
ORC CHOPS handily defeated ANGUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
GUTENBERG was demolished by J.G. BALLARD in a 5 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DEXTER demolished DOWNTOWN BROWN in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ALANNA WYRMCLAW was overcome by CYRUS IRONFIST in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
BARON STONEWALL defeated CHUPACABRON in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
POWDER HOUND vanquished CEDRIC IRONFIST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
IMPORT-EXPORT was viciously subdued by SPONGE BATH in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
CAPTAIN TRIPS was demolished by JULIUS PEPPERS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MIA HAMM beat MOOSE DROOL in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
BLACK MARIA put to death OWSLEY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge competition.
THE CLAPPER was beaten by CRIMSON in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PERFECT POREMBA demolished PLASMA CUTTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
DESIREE vanquished SUREDRAUG in a popular 1 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fray.
JAMES WORTHY assassinated GENGHIS TRON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
COOL BREEZE overpowered BAKDIZBANIAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
KESEY overpowered CHRELD in a action packed 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge bout.
GRATH vanquished DRILL PRESS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
OLD SCRATCH unbelievably bested HORSE in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
SCARRO defeated RYAK RAZORSAW in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
THE HERMIT slaughtered CURED BY CUPID in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
BALLIOL BLACKMOON overpowered WARG in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GIGI DIVINE outlasted OXYGEN TANK in a 12 minute novice's Challenge bout.
KIRI FACADE was demolished by LIATH in a popular 1 minute uneven contest.
NATTY LIGHT viciously subdued BORNE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute veteran's battle.
THE SMALL CAT handily defeated HUNTER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
BREGDRAUG handily defeated WHLOTTA ROSIE in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
DEANA overpowered CELEGDRAUG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
DJOHEY DJR. subdued LLUD in a exciting 1 minute expert's competition.
DJAIMZ overpowered FLOR in a action packed 1 minute uneven battle.
CHAUCER was devastated by ONYX in a 1 minute mismatched match.
KREK viciously subdued INDIA in a 2 minute bloody veteran's conflict.
POWR GORESLINGER was killed by ANGRENDRAUG in a 3 minute expert's competition.
NIGHTBANE savagely defeated IRON MASK in a monotonous 28 minute gory veteran's match.
DOMINO lost to DAGRDRAUG in a 3 minute bout.
TYRA luckily beat BAD LASS in a popular 3 minute bloody fray.
SIMON IRONFIST vanquished LUTHERIUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HARM HEELHACKER handily defeated GRANITE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
RUPERT IRONFIST demolished LONG NOSE HAIRS in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
GARTH IRONFIST bested PETRARCH in a 2 minute conflict.
FALSE TEETH overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DOMINATRIX demolished KARCH in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
TY LAWSON was devastated by BRUTUS in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
CONAN DOYLE was viciously subdued by AWL in a action packed 3 minute novice's bout.
BAHBI savagely defeated BALL-PEEN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody amateur's fight.
BILI was beaten by '68 CHARGER R/T in a 1 minute novice's match.
DJEREE THE DJERK won victory over RAPAX JUNIOR in a 4 minute amateur's match.
SLEDGE was demolished by ALICE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
SAM PERKINS was devastated by '69 CAMARO Z28 in a 6 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 21         WALL OF STEEL     81 -  66 -  4      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  19         TOTAL PARRY       86 -  71 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     16         LUNGING ATTACK   134 - 114 -  7      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  14         STRIKING ATTACK  110 - 102 - 10      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         PARRY-LUNGE       35 -  34 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         AIMED BLOW        59 -  66 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         SLASHING ATTACK   57 -  78 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         BASHING ATTACK    48 -  69 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  19 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  11 -  0      21  |

Turn  30 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NUYEN NICK 331             17  10  3  163 FUCHI OWNED (54)
AIMED BLOW       THE SMALL CAT 74           20  10  1  131 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
LUNGING ATTACK   JOAN OF ARC 165            19  11  0  123 DARQUE AGES (29)
BASHING ATTACK   LIATH 398                  15   9  1  114 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
PARRY-LUNGE      E.E. CUMMINGS 219          16  14  0   95 LITERATE LOONS (40)
WALL OF STEEL    DJOHEY DJR. 288            17  12  1   93 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
SLASHING ATTACK  BRENDAN BEHAN 221          17  13  1   91 LITERATE LOONS (40)
TOTAL PARRY      ANGRENDRAUG 105            19  11  1   89 THE DRAUGS (17)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MIA HAMM 65                10   4  0   53 CAROLINA BLUE (9)
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 POWR GORESLINGER 117.  The ten other most popular fighters were MCBAIN 318, J.G. 
BALLARD 218, BAD LASS 538, SPONGE BATH 226, OXYGEN TANK 615, AWL 627, NATTY LIGHT 
443, BAHBI 621, '69 CAMARO Z28 641, and BARON STONEWALL 85.

The least popular fighter this week was NIGHTBANE 377.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IRON MASK 403, GIGI DIVINE 613, SAM PERKINS 636, GUTENBERG 167, SLEDGE 
629, DJEREE THE DJERK 623, TY LAWSON 417, KARCH 584, LONG NOSE HAIRS 225, and 
LUTHERIUS 562.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

NUYEN NICK (81-331) FUCHI OWNED (54)
KREK (81-213) CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

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

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