DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/23/2008    Duedate: 05/06/2008

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-34

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE CLAPPER
FUCHI OWNED (54)
(81-589) [9-2-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NATTY LIGHT                    FIRMITAS
ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)            VIRTUES (72)
(81-443) [19-7-1,134]          (81-657) [3-0-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LLUD                           SCARRO
CLAN LONGBEARD (39)            WARMASTERS (15)
(81-216) [15-19-1,71]          (81-602) [6-3-1,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VIRTUES (72)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)         45
2. DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)       44      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
3. FUCHI OWNED (54)            42      Unchartered Team
4. BATTLE GRUNTS (20)          40
5. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         35      VIRTUES (72)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*VIRTUES (72)              12   3  0 80.0   1/ 9*VIRTUES (72)             12  3 0
 2/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     109  61  1 64.1   2/ 2 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      11  4 0
 3/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    106  64  3 62.4   3/ 4 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     11  4 0
 4/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       105  64  5 62.1   4/ 7 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     10  5 0
 5/ 5 4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)     46  34  1 57.5   5/13 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        9  5 1
 6/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)          97  72  1 57.4   6/ 6 FUCHI OWNED (54)          9  6 1
 7/ 7 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      91  74  5 55.2   7/14 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 0
 8/ 9 FUCHI OWNED (54)          87  73  4 54.4   8/21 CELTIC PRIDE (73)         8  2 1
 9/12 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      79  71  4 52.7   9/22 RODENT CLAN (37)          7  3 1
10/11 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       89  81  5 52.4  10/10 KATHOUSE (3)              7  7 0
11/10 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       79  73  2 52.0  11/18 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        7  8 1
12/13 THE DRAUGS (17)           87  81  3 51.8  12/ 5 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       7  8 0
13/14 RODENT CLAN (37)          74  69  4 51.7  13/ 3 DARQUE AGES (29)          7  8 0
14/15 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       87  83  3 51.2  14/12 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      6  3 0
15-16 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    67  71  3 48.6  15-11 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    6  4 0
16/ 8*WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     12  13  1 48.0  16/16 THE DRAUGS (17)           6  7 1
17/17 WARMASTERS (15)           80  89  8 47.3  17/ 1 WARMASTERS (15)           6  9 2
18-18 ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)    24  27  4 47.1  18/ 8 4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)     6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-21 CAROLINA BLUE (9)         37  43  4 46.3  19/20 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      5  5 1
20/19 LITERATE LOONS (40)       78  91  1 46.2  20/19 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       5 10 0
21/20 KATHOUSE (3)              77  90  3 46.1  21-17 CAROLINA BLUE (9)         4  6 1
22/22 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    67  85  5 44.1  22-23*FURRY FURY (25)           4  6 1
23-23 CLAN IRONFIST (52)        65  85  4 43.3  23/24 AARP (41)                 4  8 0
24/24 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      52  71  3 42.3  24/26 LITERATE LOONS (40)       4 11 0
25/25 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        71  99  6 41.8  25/34 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    3  6 0
26/26 AARP (41)                 65  92  9 41.4  26/15*WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     3  7 0
27/29 CELTIC PRIDE (73)         22  33  2 40.0  27-25*GEOGRAPHICA (71)          2  8 1
28-27*FURRY FURY (25)            4   6  1 40.0  28-27 CLAN IRONFIST (52)        2  8 0
29/31 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        27  59  0 31.4  29/30 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        1  2 0
30-33*GEOGRAPHICA (71)           4  11  1 26.7  30-29 ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)    1  3 0
31/32 BLADE MAGES (66)          18  50  2 26.5  31-33*RUSH REBORN (74)          1  4 0
32-34*RUSH REBORN (74)           8  34  2 19.0  32/28 BLADE MAGES (66)          1  5 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.

It's a bit bittersweet that my claim on the throne of Shadowspire was met by a letter
from Sheila Greywand.  Alas--let me not be the one to refute immortality!

Joan of Arc was a worthy test to claim the throne--a quality warrior run by a fine
manager.  I am sure she will enjoy continued success on the Isle should Darque wish
her to continue her career.  On that note, a hearty congratulations to The Small Cat
also!  Represent Shadowspire well!  It won't be long until the flood gates start to
open and many of my fellow stragglers start to graduate.

It is a grand arena we are building here--34 teams last turn; down a bit from the
peak but still quite a nice total, especially since over 30 fought last turn.  As of
this writing we've three teams that have crested 100 wins and might have our first
100 loss team in the next turn or two.

I am the last of the Original 'Kathouse' kats, and the only to graduate.
Interestingly enough, Kat is starting over with my departure, with the most
experienced of the current crop sitting at 2FE.  I head off to retirement at 12-7-12-
17(2)-21(2)-8-11; SS favorite (you could've fooled me); HI/HI--a little hotter than
what Kat thought (he never listens); preferring Defensive learns--which I figured out
long ago.  I'm told I learned an average of 2.14 skills/per.

I wish you all well.

Kiri Fagade--Kathouse

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in SHADOWSPIRE since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Biff!  Pow!  SHADOWSPIRE 
watched with glee as WARMASTERS got knocked off top spot by VIRTUES!  You know what 
they say about the herd of lions who studied a judge...  CELTIC PRIDE moved up 13 
places, to 8th.  Who can explain it?  Not you, not me, not RODENT CLAN's opponents, 
after watching them shoot up the ranks from 22nd to 9th.  WARMASTERS bit the big one 
as they could not win.  They dropped from 1st down to 17th!  Are you guy giving 
lessons or what?  Ever take one of those association tests?  You know, he says black, 
you say white.  Water-Lake, Sky-Blue. Try this:  Flop.  WOODY'S WORKSHOP!  It seems 
so recently people were saying DRAGONBANE GUILD was washed up, finished.  But 5-0-0 
moved them up 7.  I guess they're washed no more...  What's with ANGUS?  He actually 
beat OF WOLF AND MAN's DEXTER, and walked away with 22 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at AMERICAN MUSCLE while they watched '69 MUSTANG BOSS clobber GURG.  
He lost 18 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Apparently 
SHADOWSPIRE isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded 
Duelmaster got 7 challenges this turn!  Another fighter (THE CLAPPER 9-2-0) 
challenged another Duelmaster (KIRI FACADE 22-12-2).  Life goes on.  I can barely 
restrain my enthusiam for FUCHI OWNED's outstanding member, Duelmaster THE CLAPPER.  
Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is 
looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
SHADOWSPIRE thinks OF WOLF AND MAN and their 79-71-4 is too much!  If at first you 
don't succeed, give up...  The bums at AMERICAN MUSCLE couldn't face the challenges 
from OF WOLF AND MAN!  No excuse for that!  Maybe LA PENTARCHIE's IMPORT-EXPORT is 
one of those guys who likes pain, or something.  That's what he'll get next week, 
after challenging up 27 to NATTY LIGHT.  As I expected, NATTY LIGHT won 
IMPORT-EXPORT.  Not to start anything, but, IMPORT-EXPORT, now that you've faced him 
and seen his style, you might try it again!  Fighting is a better craft than farming, 
BRUTUS, but you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged by NIGHTBANE, 20 points 
above you, is dues.  NIGHTBANE overcame BRUTUS.  I bet NIGHTBANE could beat 
two-year-olds, too.  Well, WARMASTERS knows who to set their sights on.  CHAUCER of 
DARQUE AGES knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged ANGRENDRAUG of THE DRAUGS who is up 
by 23.  Now was this a wise move?  CHAUCER perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as 
he was subdued by ANGRENDRAUG and ended up with 84 recognition points.  I hate going 
to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that SEVERITAS gets in.  He fights 
people like RAPAX JUNIOR, 9 points below.  I thought SEVERITAS showed great skill and 
promise when he lost to RAPAX JUNIOR.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Sending a warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the others they'd 
better shape up.  Tough beans, PLAGUENOG.  That's what a 12-16-0 gets you.  GRANITE 
looked pretty sick and surprised when he learned BATTLE GRUNTS is sending him to the 
Dark Arena!  Whadd'he expect with a 12-21-0?  Here's some advice:  study your 
opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  
SHADOWSPIRE is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time 
for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE CLAPPER 589               9   2  0   116       FUCHI OWNED (54)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NATTY LIGHT 443              19   7  1   134       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 ORC CHOPS 490                13   9  0   130       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 SLIM 454                     17   8  1   115       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ANGRENDRAUG 105              23  11  2   114       THE DRAUGS (17)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           16   3  0   109       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ALANNA WYRMCLAW 555          11   6  0   108       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DOWNTOWN BROWN 477           13  10  1   106       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
-DJOHEY DJR. 288              19  13  1   105       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 '70 SUPERBIRD 233            20  13  1   100       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 GUTENBERG 167                19  15  0   100       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LIATH 398                    17  11  1    99       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 POWDER HOUND 479             14   9  0    98       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 BRENDAN BEHAN 221            19  15  1    94       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGUS 217                    18  16  1    90       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76             17  17  3    90       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 '69 MUSTANG BOSS 236         15  18  1    90       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 DEANA 112                    22  12  0    88       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 FLOR 263                     19  11  0    88       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BARON STONEWALL 85           18  16  2    87       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 HARDRADA 353                 22   9  0    86       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 E.E. CUMMINGS 219            18  16  0    86       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 CHAUCER 164                  14  20  1    84       DARQUE AGES (29)
 DECIMUS 97                   20  14  3    83       WARMASTERS (15)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DJAIMZ 168                   20  13  1    83       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 GARK 512                     10   6  0    83       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 BORNE 214                    18  16  1    81       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ONYX 453                     15  10  0    81       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             23  11  0    80       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HUNTER 120                   14  20  1    80       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 FELIX 437                    15  10  0    76       WARMASTERS (15)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225          14  20  1    76       AARP (41)
 LUTHERIUS 562                11   5  2    76       WARMASTERS (15)
 MCBAIN 318                   16  16  0    75       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 CRIMSON 122                  17  17  1    73       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 TYRA 416                     18   9  0    72       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 LLUD 216                     15  19  1    71       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CELEGDRAUG 107               18  16  0    70       THE DRAUGS (17)
 INDIA 391                    20   9  0    69       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 NIGHTBANE 377                20   9  0    69       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
-RUPERT IRONFIST 301          13  17  0    68       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 GURG 515                      9   7  0    68       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400          14  14  1    66       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SPONGE BATH 226              13  21  2    65       AARP (41)
-SIMON IRONFIST 414           11  15  1    65       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 DEXTER 452                   16   8  0    64       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-CYRUS IRONFIST 486           14   7  1    64       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 CHROMIAN 40                  15  17  1    63       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-BLACK MARIA 435              14   7  1    63       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 THE MAD RATTER 523           11   4  0    63       RODENT CLAN (37)
 CORK 664                      8   3  0    63       CELTIC PRIDE (73)
 DAGRDRAUG 297                15  17  0    62       THE DRAUGS (17)
-JULIUS PEPPERS 63             9   7  1    60       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 DESIREE 577                   9   4  0    60       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
-JAMES WORTHY 66               9   8  1    59       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 ETHER BUNNY 517               7   9  0    58       RODENT CLAN (37)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CEDRIC IRONFIST 303           8  22  1    56       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 CHUPACABRON 284              11  21  0    54       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 MOOSE DROOL 563               9   7  0    54       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 THAG 513                      8   8  0    54       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 NURM 511                     10   6  0    53       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
 DOMINATRIX 583                8   3  1    52       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 HORSE 610                     6   2  1    52       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614         5   2  0    51       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SCARRO 602                    6   3  1    49       WARMASTERS (15)
 BRUTUS 616                    4   3  0    48       WARMASTERS (15)
 WARG 582                      9   2  0    44       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 IRON MASK 403                 8  20  0    44       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
-COOL BREEZE 596               5   3  1    43       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 GRATH 581                     8   3  0    39       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 MICKEY FINN 660               4   5  0    39       CELTIC PRIDE (73)
 FALSE TEETH 521               8  12  2    38       AARP (41)
 FIRMITAS 657                  3   0  0    37       VIRTUES (72)
 MORTE D'AMOUR 528             8  11  1    36       BLADE MAGES (66)
 DURG 531                      8   6  0    36       4-LETTER CAVEMEN (65)
-GARTH IRONFIST 485            7  14  1    36       CLAN IRONFIST (52)
 OXYGEN TANK 615               4   3  0    36       AARP (41)
 GRAVITAS 658                  3   0  0    35       VIRTUES (72)
-KESEY 566                     5   6  1    34       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 PETRARCH 579                  5   7  0    34       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUD 685                       1   0  1    33       FURRY FURY (25)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHRELD 525                    5  14  0    29       BLADE MAGES (66)
 GALWAY 659                    3   8  2    29       CELTIC PRIDE (73)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597             3   7  0    27       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-CAPTAIN TRIPS 567             6   5  1    26       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 TABITHA 682                   2   0  0    26       KATHOUSE (3)
-TY LAWSON 417                 4   6  1    25       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
 PLASMA CUTTER 626             3   2  0    25       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595         4   1  2    23       RODENT CLAN (37)
-THE HERMIT 620                1   3  1    23       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
-ORNERY OCELOT 144             1   1  0    23       FURRY FURY (25)
-ANGEL HEART 644               2   1  0    22       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 PRUDENTIA 654                 2   1  0    21       VIRTUES (72)
-DJEREE THE DJERK 623          4   1  0    20       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
-CLARA 666                     2   0  0    20       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 RAPAX JUNIOR 638              1   4  0    19       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 INDUSTRIA 656                 3   0  0    18       VIRTUES (72)
 LIMRICK 661                   3   8  0    17       CELTIC PRIDE (73)
 SHANNON 662                   3   8  0    17       CELTIC PRIDE (73)
 OLD SCRATCH 608               4   4  0    16       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
-LIMELIGHT 673                 3   6  1    16       RUSH REBORN (74)
 ALICE 637                     2   3  0    16       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 THUNDERSAW 648                1   3  0    16       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 VERMINDERELLA 605             3   1  0    15       RODENT CLAN (37)
 KARCH 584                     2   8  0    15       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-TOM SAWYER 678                2   7  0    15       RUSH REBORN (74)
 GIGI DIVINE 613               4   2  0    14       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-BAHBI 621                     2   3  1    14       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
-PO'D PANDA 147                1   1  0    13       FURRY FURY (25)
 MIRADRAUG 688                 1   0  0    13       THE DRAUGS (17)
 DRILL PRESS 630               3   2  1    12       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 BALL-PEEN 628                 3   2  0    11       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 '69 CAMARO Z28 641            2   2  1    11       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 CHARLAMAGNE 670               1   1  0    11       DARQUE AGES (29)
 AWL 627                       2   3  0     9       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
-BILI 622                      2   3  0     9       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 KOBE 683                      2   0  0     9       KATHOUSE (3)
 '68 CHARGER R/T 640           2   2  0     8       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
-ANZIO 650                     2   1  0     7       GEOGRAPHICA (71)
 '67 FIREBIRD 645              2   1  0     7       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 SLEDGE 629                    1   4  0     7       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
-NARNIA 653                    1   2  1     6       GEOGRAPHICA (71)
-FREEWILL 675                  1   3  0     6       RUSH REBORN (74)
-SAM PERKINS 636               1   3  0     6       CAROLINA BLUE (9)
-FURIOUS FOX 143               1   1  0     5       FURRY FURY (25)
 XINU 642                      1   2  0     5       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SEVERITAS 655                 1   2  0     5       VIRTUES (72)
-ALLEGHENY 651                 1   2  0     5       GEOGRAPHICA (71)
 MCKAMY 684                    1   1  0     4       KATHOUSE (3)
 GERTH 665                     0   3  0     3       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-SVALBARD 652                  0   3  0     3       GEOGRAPHICA (71)
 H.P. LOVECRAFT 692            0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 MARY ELLEN 694                0   1  0     1       KATHOUSE (3)
-BERLIN 672                    0   1  0     1       GEOGRAPHICA (71)
-FORCE TEN 674                 0   1  0     1       RUSH REBORN (74)
 HUGH CAPET 690                0   1  0     1       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SUREDRAUG 689                 0   1  0     1       THE DRAUGS (17)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GRANITE 118            12 22 0 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     WURM KIN               34  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HARM HEELHACKER 385    10 16 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 ANGRENDRAUG 105        32   
POWR GORESLINGER 117   12 17 2 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 ANGRENDRAUG 105        30  NOT REVENGED
MIA HAMM 65            11  6 1 CAROLINA BLUE 9      LUTHERIUS 562          33   
OWSLEY 570              5  4 0 ELECTRIC KOOL-AID 68 BLACK MARIA 435        30  NOT REVENGED
TOM 693                 0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       ARENAMASTER            34  NONE
CURED BY CUPID 618      0  2 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56   THE HERMIT 620         30  REVENGED
SPELLBOUND 687          0  1 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56   SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595  34   
UNCLE JOE 667           0  1 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56   NARNIA 653             32   
GENGHIS TRON 285        6 22 0 HUCKLE'S CATS 51     JAMES WORTHY 66        30  NOT REVENGED
BAD LASS 538            9  7 1 KATHOUSE 3           MIA HAMM 65            32  NONE
J.G. BALLARD 218       15 17 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    DECIMUS 97             32  REVENGED
VIRGINIA WOOLFE 691     0  1 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    '69 CAMARO Z28 641     34   
PLAGUENOG 205          12 17 0 RODENT CLAN 37       SPYMASTER              34  NONE
EARTHSHINE 677          1  6 1 RUSH REBORN 74       HORSE 610              33   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kobe -- Just my luck to match up with you of all people on my first round. --
Charlemange

Kiri Facade -- Enjoy the throne.  Also, congrats on your ADM Invite! -- Joan of Arc

Djohey Djr. -- That makes two times now!!  I need to figure out what I'm doing wrong!
Yes, I mean other than the whole losing thing! -- Chaucer

Djaimz -- All the skill was in your hands, but luck was on my side. -- Gutenberg

Tom Sawyer -- Boy, can you take a beating! -- Petrarch

Brutus -- You hittum hardum. -- Warg

Rapax -- You were a bit of an underdog in that one.  Okay, a lot of an underdog. --
Grath

Moose Drool -- Glad you were using that tactic.  I probably would have lost
otherwise. -- Dominatrix

Llud -- I enjoyed that challenge; I got to try out a new desperate strat and it
seemed to work. -- Dexter

La Pentarchie -- Here ya go, a few up challenges for ya. -- Dexter and Liath

Angrendraug -- I knew that was a risky challenge, but I had my hopes.  Nice fight;
you are worthy of that record. -- Alanna Wyrmclaw

Powder Hound -- Well, I doubt that was my favorite rhythm. -- Baron Stonewall

Rat-Loving Cat -- Please note that I am not, nor ever have been, a rat.  So go away.
That fight was actually a lot closer than I expected, but still isn't something I
want to experience again. -- Hardrada

Iron Mask -- I won that fight?  Dang, but I am getting a bit to high in the rankings
for comfort at the moment. -- Balliol

Nurm -- You may have won that fight, but I am still the original 4-letter caveman in
this arena. -- Gron

Svalbard -- Thank you for the dance.  Care to go again? -- McKamy

Charlemagne -- I object to our fight being labeled as me "unbelievably besting" you.
You fell down, I won.  Completely believable! -- Kobe

Freewill -- Meet Mr. Pointy thingy. -- Tabitha

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PLAGUENOG was butchered by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GRANITE was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
TOM was assassinated by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
THE CLAPPER devastated KIRI FACADE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
IMPORT-EXPORT was demolished by NATTY LIGHT in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
SLIM vanquished DEANA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
RAT-LOVING CAT beat '70 SUPERBIRD in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory Challenge brawl.
CHROMIAN was handily defeated by HUNTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
ALANNA WYRMCLAW vanquished E.E. CUMMINGS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CHAUCER was vanquished by ANGRENDRAUG in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GARK handily defeated CELEGDRAUG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BRENDAN BEHAN subdued ONYX in a 2 minute bloody master's Challenge match.
EDWARD GOREY was outwaited by GUTENBERG in a 21 minute veteran's Challenge battle.
FLOR beat FELIX in a 3 minute master's Challenge conflict.
NIGHTBANE outlasted BRUTUS in a unpopular 12 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge duel.
LUTHERIUS handily defeated ETHER BUNNY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
DOMINATRIX slimly lost to GRON DA CAVEMAN in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
PETRARCH was defeated by BALLIOL BLACKMOON in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
DURG was savagely defeated by DESIREE in a exciting 3 minute brutal Challenge bout.
KARCH was overpowered by OXYGEN TANK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
GIGI DIVINE was devastated by FIRMITAS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
KOBE unbelievably bested GERTH in a 3 minute novice's Challenge match.
SEVERITAS was handily defeated by RAPAX JUNIOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
INDUSTRIA unbelievably bested AWL in a 3 minute gory novice's Challenge bout.
ORC CHOPS overpowered BORNE in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
POWDER HOUND vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LIATH savagely defeated TYRA in a action packed 2 minute gruesome veteran's melee.
DECIMUS was overpowered by DOWNTOWN BROWN in a 2 minute one-sided fray.
GURG was handily defeated by '69 MUSTANG BOSS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LLUD was luckily beaten by HARDRADA in a 2 minute expert's fight.
ANGUS handily defeated DEXTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SPONGE BATH was demolished by BARON STONEWALL in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
CRIMSON savagely defeated DAGRDRAUG in a action packed 3 minute brutal veteran's bout.
MCBAIN devastated THAG in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
INDIA unbelievably bested SCARRO in a crowd pleasing 5 minute one-sided battle.
THE MAD RATTER overpowered FALSE TEETH in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
LONG NOSE HAIRS demolished NURM in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CHUPACABRON was narrowly defeated by WARG in a 5 minute gory one-sided duel.
MORTE D'AMOUR was vanquished by HORSE in a 2 minute brutal mismatched bout.
MOOSE DROOL handily defeated PLASMA CUTTER in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
IRON MASK was demolished by CORK in a 2 minute bloody uneven duel.
CHRELD was demolished by GRATH in a 2 minute bloody uneven conflict.
GRAVITAS overpowered SHANNON in a 1 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
MICKEY FINN overcame FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute conflict.
OLD SCRATCH was demolished by TABITHA in a 1 minute brutal one-sided match.
GALWAY overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RYAK RAZORSAW overpowered DRILL PRESS in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
LIMRICK overcame XINU in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
'68 CHARGER R/T was overcome by MIRADRAUG in a 2 minute novice's bout.
'69 CAMARO Z28 killed VIRGINIA WOOLFE in a 2 minute novice's fight.
'67 FIREBIRD outwaited H.P. LOVECRAFT in a exciting 12 minute amateur's contest.
THUNDERSAW devastated SLEDGE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
PRUDENTIA devastated MCKAMY in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
ALICE demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
BALL-PEEN beat HUGH CAPET in a 2 minute bloody beginner's bout.
VERMINDERELLA narrowly defeated MARY ELLEN in a 2 minute amateur's fight.
SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 easily killed SPELLBOUND in a exciting 1 minute one-sided contest.
CHARLAMAGNE overpowered SUREDRAUG in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 22         TOTAL PARRY       99 -  72 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     17         LUNGING ATTACK   126 - 103 -  7      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         STRIKING ATTACK  111 - 112 - 11      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         WALL OF STEEL     61 -  63 -  2      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 12         PARRY-LUNGE       29 -  30 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         AIMED BLOW        59 -  64 -  3      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         SLASHING ATTACK   58 -  66 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         BASHING ATTACK    54 -  87 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  13 -  1      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  22 -  1      31  |

Turn  34 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK   10 - 12         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY       11 -  6     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  7     AIMED BLOW         5 -  7         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     5 -  8         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   THE CLAPPER 589             9   2  0  116 FUCHI OWNED (54)
STRIKING ATTACK  NATTY LIGHT 443            19   7  1  134 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
SLASHING ATTACK  ORC CHOPS 490              13   9  0  130 FUCHI OWNED (54)
TOTAL PARRY      ANGRENDRAUG 105            23  11  2  114 THE DRAUGS (17)
LUNGING ATTACK   '70 SUPERBIRD 233          20  13  1  100 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
PARRY-LUNGE      FLOR 263                   19  11  0   88 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
WALL OF STEEL    HARDRADA 353               22   9  0   86 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
AIMED BLOW       FELIX 437                  15  10  0   76 WARMASTERS (15)
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 
SCARRO 602.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHAUCER 164, '70 SUPERBIRD 233, 
H.P. LOVECRAFT 692, DESIREE 577, LIATH 398, CRIMSON 122, ANGRENDRAUG 105, BRENDAN 
BEHAN 221, FLOR 263, and DOMINATRIX 583.

The least popular fighter this week was GUTENBERG 167.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EDWARD GOREY 222, NIGHTBANE 377, '67 FIREBIRD 645, BRUTUS 616, WARG 
582, SUREDRAUG 689, MCKAMY 684, SLEDGE 629, VIRGINIA WOOLFE 691, and DRILL PRESS 630.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BRENDAN BEHAN (81-221) LITERATE LOONS (40)

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

KIRI FACADE (81-37) KATHOUSE (3)

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."