DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/03/2008    Duedate: 12/16/2008

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-50

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KARCH
CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
(81-584) [14-12-2,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TYRA                           TWINK
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)           PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
(81-416) [30-13-1,136]         (81-837) [5-0-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HORSE                          HARP
BATTLE GRUNTS (20)             ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
(81-610) [13-10-2,100]         (81-744) [6-5-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)       77
2. CULT OF BACCHUS (4)         47      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
3. LA PENTARCHIE (11)          42      Unchartered Team
4. THE MOTHERSHIP (83)         41
5. UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)         37      THE MOTHERSHIP (83)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     156  94  3 62.4   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     13  2 0
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       154  93  5 62.3   2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       12  3 0
 3/ 0*THE MOTHERSHIP (83)        3   2  1 60.0   3/ 8 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      10  4 1
 4/ 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    149 101  5 59.6   4/ 6 LITERATE LOONS (40)      10  5 0
 5/ 4*GOONSWARM (79)            19  14  2 57.6   5/ 4 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      9  4 0
 6/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         140 106  3 56.9   6/12 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 1
 7/ 5 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     137 108  6 55.9   7/ 3 FURRY FURY (25)           9  6 0
 8/ 7 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      127 103  6 55.2   8/20 RODENT CLAN (37)          9  6 0
 9/ 8 FURRY FURY (25)           40  33  4 54.8   9/13 WARMASTERS (15)           9  6 0
10/10 THE DRAUGS (17)          117 108  6 52.0  10/23 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  5 1
11/11 RODENT CLAN (37)          99  92  6 51.8  11/10*GOONSWARM (79)            7  7 1
12/13 FUCHI OWNED (54)         117 113  6 50.9  12/11 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        7  8 0
13/12 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     115 114  4 50.2  13/16 FUCHI OWNED (54)          6  6 1
14/14 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      125 124  5 50.2  14/15*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)      6  7 0
15/16 WARMASTERS (15)          120 128 12 48.4  15/ 5 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     6  9 1
16/15 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      119 131  8 47.6  16/ 7 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      6  9 0
17/17 LITERATE LOONS (40)      116 133  3 46.6  17/19 THE DRAUGS (17)           5  1 1
18/18 KATHOUSE (3)             113 134  5 45.7  18/ 9 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    5  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      79  96  3 45.1  19/21 KATHOUSE (3)              5 10 2
20/ 9*ORCAE ITA (80)            13  17  2 43.3  20/24*UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       5 10 0
21/22 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)       106 139 10 43.3  21/14 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       4 10 0
22/19 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     40  53  4 43.0  22/18*ORCAE ITA (80)            4 11 0
23/21 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    96 128  8 42.9  23/ 0*THE MOTHERSHIP (83)       3  2 1
24/23 AARP (41)                 87 122  9 41.6  24/17 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      3 11 0
25/ 0*WHY CAN'T US (82)          2   3  0 40.0  25/ 0*WHY CAN'T US (82)         2  3 0
26-24*AGGRESSION INC (78)        2   3  0 40.0  26-25*AGGRESSION INC (78)       2  3 0
27/25*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)      17  26  0 39.5  27-22*CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)      2  3 0
28-26*CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)      12  23  0 34.3  28/28 AARP (41)                 2  7 0
29/28*UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       10  20  0 33.3  29/26 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       2 13 0
30/27 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        33  69  1 32.4  30/27 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        1  2 0
31/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS (85)       1   4  0 20.0  31/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      1  4 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Warriors and Managers of Shadowspire.

What an unexpected and joyful result to be your Duelmaster even if it turns out to be
for just one cycle.  Not that I want to be removed from the throne it's just looking
down there is a ton of FE just below me.  It would truly be a feat if I could hold
the Title for the historic 50th turn of Shadowspire, I mean come on, besides Master
Darque and my manager DeGotti, who is going to remember who was Duelmaster on turn
#49?  At least if it's on turn 50 a couple more folks might remember.

The Mad Ratter, what can I say?  Thanks for the opportunity to fight for the throne.
It's a bit wacky how far you fell in the rankings!  I mean, I am not that bad of a
warrior am I?  Come on give us bashers some credit would ya?

As for challenges...hmmm.  Do I go for the logical bloodfeud of Tyra?  It is a decent
match up for me style wise!  But that Kellumbo, might be expecting my challenge to go
there so instead I am going after Nightbane!

Oh yeah, Swinetiger sent a message to DeGotti to remind me to leave something here
for the Duelmasters that follow in my footsteps.  I think I will leave the wine stein
I had made up to signify my time here on the throne!  It has a remarkable portrait of
me and says Shadowspire's Duelmaster of the 49th cycle.

Well, it's time for me to suit up and grab my trusty bashing weapon and attempt to
see what color Nightbane is on the inside!

Yours Truly,
Karch

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for SHADOWSPIRE.  I couldn't believe it.  Did 
RODENT CLAN really go up by 12?  If only those guys didn't have so may missing 
teeth...  Gross!  DARQUE AGES had like a really albendranius week!  Those hunks got a 
5-0-0 and wound up as 10th team!  What was the name of that team who got 5-0-1 this 
turn for a total 149-101-5 you ask?  (Sure)  DRAGONBANE GUILD's their name, and 
fighting's their game!  MVP award for GRON DA CAVEMAN?  DRAGONBANE GUILD's proud of 
him after beating WARG and getting 39 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  MARY 
ELLEN got smashed by SYE THE BEARDED, and lost 20 points!  BRUTUS thinks his 12-11-0 
and studly character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  KARCH stopped BRUTUS dead in his tracks!  Who was 
the wiseguy that said SHADOWSPIRE's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Welcome 
Wench?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  KELLUMBO'S KIDS was the most 
avoided team.  Is a 156-94-3 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors 
are LA PENTARCHIE?  KELLUMBO'S KIDS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't 
get them to accept an invitation!  Can AMERICAN MUSCLE's '69 STINGRAY be more popular 
than me?  She was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  For sure, I was 
holding my breath when I found out WYLD WYTCH challenged HYDROSAN.  After all, 
haven't UNHOLY KNIGHTS and GOONSWARM had a long standing duel in SHADOWSPIRE?  It 
wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but HYDROSAN wants me to write about it 
since he was subdued by WYLD WYTCH.  Satisfied?  HUNTER must not be a good enough 
fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged INDIA.  15 is a big difference.  (Well, 
that's what they tell me.) I thought HUNTER showed great skill and promise when he 
lost to INDIA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  GRON DA CAVEMAN of DRAGONBANE GUILD wasn't planning on killing WARG, I 
bet.  Now he has to worry about being Bloodfeuded, and getting put on lists...  Like 
was that some Bloodfeud, or what?  (WILHELM vs. REMEDIAL, that is.) Fight, fight, 
fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARCH 584                    14  12  2   126       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYRA 416                     30  13  1   136       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400          24  20  2   129       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           29   6  0   118       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 DESIREE 577                  19  10  0   115       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             32  18  0   114       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 INDIA 391                    30  15  0   113       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 GUTENBERG 167                29  21  0   112       DARQUE AGES (29)
 NIGHTBANE 377                29  16  0   110       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 BLACK MARIA 435              22  11  1   105       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 HUNTER 120                   21  28  2   102       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 DOMINATRIX 583               15  12  1   100       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 HORSE 610                    13  10  2   100       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 CRIMSON 122                  24  25  1    99       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 BORNE 214                    22  28  1    98       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CHUPACABRON 284              17  31  1    98       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 CHROMIAN 40                  22  26  1    96       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 MOOSE DROOL 563              15  17  0    91       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 FURIOUS FOX 143              10   6  0    91       FURRY FURY (25)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPONGE BATH 226              19  31  2    90       AARP (41)
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614        14   9  0    90       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 THE MAD RATTER 523           18   7  0    87       RODENT CLAN (37)
 BRUTUS 616                   12  11  0    87       WARMASTERS (15)
 GRATH 581                    16  11  0    80       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 AWL 627                       9   9  3    74       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 FALSE TEETH 521              16  20  2    72       AARP (41)
 PO'D PANDA 147                9   7  2    72       FURRY FURY (25)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '69 STINGRAY 736              6   6  0    66       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 CLARA 666                     9   5  0    63       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 ANGEL HEART 644               8   7  0    62       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 SYE THE BEARDED 801           4   3  0    61       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 GIGI DIVINE 613              13   9  0    60       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 PLASMA CUTTER 626             9   9  0    59       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORNERY OCELOT 144             8   8  0    58       FURRY FURY (25)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIREWOLF 768                 6   3  1    56       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 TWINK 837                     5   0  0    56       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 MIRDRAUG 787                  6   1  0    54       THE DRAUGS (17)
 WILHELM 770                   6   2  1    53       WARMASTERS (15)
 ST JOHN KITTEN 840            4   1  0    52       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-SAUCIER 753                   4   3  0    51       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 HARP 744                      6   5  0    49       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597            10  16  1    47       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595        10   5  4    46       RODENT CLAN (37)
 '67 FIREBIRD 645             13   6  0    45       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 VERMINDERELLA 605             9   5  0    45       RODENT CLAN (37)
 JETBLACK 807                  4   3  1    43       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 KOBE 683                     12   6  0    42       KATHOUSE (3)
 H.P. LOVECRAFT 692            5  12  0    42       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 MARY ELLEN 694                8   9  2    40       KATHOUSE (3)
 GRACCHUS 825                  5   1  0    40       WARMASTERS (15)
 TABITHA 682                   9   9  0    39       KATHOUSE (3)
 GUTHUATER 720                 7   7  0    39       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 MARTIN LUTHER 718             8   6  0    37       DARQUE AGES (29)
 KANODRAUG 786                 4   3  2    37       THE DRAUGS (17)
 MCKAMY 684                    9   9  0    36       KATHOUSE (3)
 HUGH CAPET 690                7  10  2    36       DARQUE AGES (29)
 KRAZED KOALA 748              6   3  0    35       FURRY FURY (25)
 GERTH 665                     7  12  1    34       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698           8   8  1    33       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 DEADTEAR 793                  5   2  0    33       GOONSWARM (79)
 MELISSA JOAN 730              5   4  0    30       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747           9   2  0    29       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
-PLONGUEUR 752                 5   2  0    29       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 BALTAIRE 833                  2   2  0    29       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 P.G. WODEHOUSE 709            6   9  1    28       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 WIMPY 808                     4   2  0    28       ORCAE ITA (80)
 '70 CHARGER R/T 745           8   3  0    27       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 PABST 823                     4   2  0    27       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 SLEDGE 629                    4  14  0    26       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 LIBERIUS 824                  3   3  1    26       WARMASTERS (15)
 DEATH'S MISTRESS 813          3   3  0    26       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 VILE RAT 795                  5   2  0    25       GOONSWARM (79)
 MEDA 854                      2   0  0    24       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHILIP K. DICK 848            3   1  0    23       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 PINKY 809                     2   4  2    23       ORCAE ITA (80)
 ANSELM 799                    4   3  0    22       DARQUE AGES (29)
 RAT IN THE HAT 832            3   1  0    22       RODENT CLAN (37)
 MASTER 819                    4   2  0    21       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 YEAR OF THE CAT 765           5   4  0    19       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ANGERED APE 749               5   4  0    19       FURRY FURY (25)
 BECK 743                      4   7  0    19       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 REMEDIAL 792                  3   4  2    19       GOONSWARM (79)
 BRAIN 812                     2   4  0    19       ORCAE ITA (80)
 TING-TING 776                 5   3  0    18       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 9 GERBILLIMETER 828           3   2  0    18       RODENT CLAN (37)
 COL. KURTZ 862                1   1  0    18       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 WYLD WYTCH 845                1   3  0    18       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 UNCUT 789                     4   3  0    16       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 WEE BEASTIE 864               2   0  0    15       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 KLAXON 879                    1   0  0    15       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIN SNIPS 772                 3   5  0    14       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 ZANDIR 869                    1   1  0    14       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 THEWSTER 872                  1   0  0    13       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 WORMY 855                     1   2  0    13       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 WAR PIG 810                   3   3  0    12       ORCAE ITA (80)
 QUARTON 827                   3   3  0    12       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 HYDROSAN 818                  3   3  0    12       GOONSWARM (79)
 KILGORE 863                   1   1  0    12       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 LANNY 758                     1   9  0    12       KATHOUSE (3)
-OVERKILL 781                  1   0  0    12       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 OWL-EYES 851                  3   1  1    11       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 HUSKER DU 878                 1   0  1    11       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)
 AVERAGE JOE 887               1   0  0    10       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 MAD HOC 876                   1   0  0    10       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 DECAPITATED BILL 838          2   3  0     9       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
-POISSOINNIER 751              1   6  0     9       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 SOULRIPPER 816                1   5  0     8       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 VOLBEAT 860                   2   1  0     7       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 FRITZ 841                     1   4  0     7       FUCHI OWNED (54)
-DEAD SEXY 782                 1   0  0     7       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 '71 DEMON 852                 1   3  0     6       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 GARSK 892                     1   0  0     6       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 BALOR 846                     1   3  0     6       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 AVERROES 853                  1   0  0     5       DARQUE AGES (29)
 KILL ME PLEASE 868            1   1  0     4       ORCAE ITA (80)
 GREGORR 865                   1   1  0     4       WARMASTERS (15)
 WOLFMOTHER 881                1   0  0     4       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)
-COMMIS 857                    1   0  0     3       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 HAKKON 895                    1   0  0     3       GOONSWARM (79)
 GAULIX 875                    0   1  0     1       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 LUMMOX 874                    0   1  0     1       WHY CAN'T US (82)
-PUNCH CARD 784                0   1  0     1       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 BURNALASH 893                 0   1  0     1       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 KEY CUTTER 894                0   1  0     1       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 TIBERIUS 873                  0   1  0     1       WHY CAN'T US (82)
-KILLER SMILE 783              0   1  0     1       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 HAASAN CHOP 877               0   1  0     1       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)
 IAYCK 891                     0   1  0     1       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 BOOSATCH 889                  0   1  0     1       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 HEARTLESS 888                 0   1  0     1       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RED HOOK 735            6  5 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5    AWL 627                49   
BEAR 707                7  4 2 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     THUNDERSAW 648         47  REVENGED
PERFECTO VILLIANO 714   4  6 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595  46  NOT REVENGED
ZOK THE SMASHER 859     0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 OWL-EYES 851           48  REVENGED
DRESH 836               0  5 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    BANDIT PRINCE          50  NONE
XARID 870               0  2 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    MOUNTAIN TROLL         50  NONE
XINU 642                9  7 2 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    TYRA 416               47   
BOETHIUS 798            2  1 0 DARQUE AGES 29       LIBERIUS 824           46  NOT REVENGED
JACK SPADE 804          1  3 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56   KANODRAUG 786          47  REVENGED
JOE MITCHELL 766        2  3 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    PINKY 809              46  JUST REVENGED
BROKEN 866              0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   WURM KIN               50  NONE
WARG 582               18  9 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   GRON DA CAVEMAN 400    50   
OH FACE 811             1  3 0 ORCAE ITA 80         MARY ELLEN 694         48   
CHICKEN 761             2  6 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   KANODRAUG 786          49   
DADDY 763               1  7 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   HUGH CAPET 690         49   
PHILDYER 890            0  1 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 85   HUSKER DU 878          50   
DA1 880                 0  1 0 THE MOTHERSHIP 83    DARK CHAMPION          50  NONE
PERTACUS 826            0  4 0 WARMASTERS 15        REMEDIAL 792           48  JUST REVENGED
BALL-PEEN 628           9 11 0 WOODY'S WORKSHOP 69  MARY ELLEN 694         49   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Greetings from the Mothership!!  I look forward to crossing blades with you all. --
Floyd

Well, I liked while it lasted.  Today it's the day to take a bow to the iron men of
Kellumbo, but I am still lurking in the shadow of the throne.  I'll be back! -- Le
Pentarque

Dominatrix and Desiree -- Sorry about that, but it's about DCing and avoiding...some
practical thinking. -- Rat-Loving Cat, a real Rat

Good luck to the Baron and Long Nose:  who will be the last to stay?

I didn't mind, Gentleben, English can be tricky for me, so I guess that French must
be a lot more so for most managers! -- Le Pentarque

Managers -- Don't let the scums override your backyard!  Do something, get the right
guys to clean the mess!! -- Le P.

Iron Council -- You're being put on notice.  Since Kellumbo has decided to mouth off
and be your spokesperson you will all suffer his same fate.  The intimidation tactics
and singling out of managers hasn't gone unnoticed.  There's way more of us than you.
-- We

Deadtear -- You taught me more skills than anyone else, so thanks for that.  The loss
I could have done without.  Ben has been talking to me about fighting at night.  He
told me to think about it.... -- Soulripper

Hydrosan -- Nice challenge, but watch your back. -- Death's Mistress
P.S.  Why couldn't you teach more skills; you're all take take take.

Gracchus -- You will not be so lucky next time. -- Decapitated Bill

Volbeat -- Imagine that, another scum.  Your manager is nothing if not predictable.
I hope he took a good insurance policy on you. -- Gentleben

Volbeat -- Perhaps you didn't understand when I said I love kids.  I meant I love
them on toast, or in a soup and sometimes as a topping for a salad. -- Wyld Wytch

Punch Card -- Interesting fight.  I look forward to the rematch. -- Wee Beastie
(formerly known as Wee Merlot)

Iron Council -- Four to zero in your favor, for now. -- Unholy Knights

Warg -- A smart challenge on your part. -- Chromian

Philip K. Dick -- A very bad challenge on my part!  Sigh!  That's what happens when
you blind challenge someone! -- Baltaire

I would like to introduce Meda to you all!  She is as beautiful as a sunset on the
ocean!  From her light brown hair with golden highlights to her big blue eyes and
thin, athletic body.  She truly is a modern goddess! -- DeGotti

Congrats to the Baron and Long Nose Hairs for their invites.  Is Xiang even paying
attention anymore?  Also congrats to Import Export for his Lord Protectorship! --
DeGotti

Tyra -- So have you decided to give up your scumming ways?  Nice fight.  The skills I
learned were worth the bruises you gave me! -- Brutus

Tabitha -- Thank you! -- Wilhelm

Uncut -- I am stunned, to say the least.  I am not sure how you've bested me twice,
but congrats on two fine fights on your part.  I guess the first win wasn't a fluke
after all. -- Liberius the Humbled

Po'd Panda -- Glad to see you're back and your manager has decided to hang around a
little longer.  It just wouldn't have been the same around here without you furry
little brutes. -- Vanek, manager of Warmasters

Kind of sad to see three of the old timers leaving.  Good luck to the Baron, Import
Export, & Long Nose Hairs.  Now if we could only get rid of some of these scum
clogging up the top of the standings!  Gron da Caveman must be licking his chops! --
Vanek

Crimson -- The challenge strat makes all the difference! -- Lord Protector Baron
Stonewall (Gotta love the sound of that!  Finally!)

Edward Gorey, Gutenburg, Sponge Bath and Borne -- With the Long Hairy Nose and myself
heading off to the Isle, we leave you as the last of the turn one warriors that have
yet to miss a turn.  Sadly, Gutenburg seems likely to miss.  Who shall be the last to
remain in Shadowspire?  Not I! -- Lord Protector Baron Stonewall

Black Maria -- I keep learning things from these fights, but alas, I keep losing
them!  Almost. -- Gron

Tin Snips -- Well, that didn't take long. -- Spirewolf

Long Nose Hairs -- Congratulations on your graduation.  I can't say I'm pleased to
have been the cause of it on this turn, but it is well deserved. -- Balliol Blackmoon

9 Gerbillimeter -- That name is a real mouthful!  Not bad endurance either.  I really
feel a need to get that first win out of the way! -- Wormy

Fuchi Owned -- Have you noticed that you have sent poor BOB to his death eight times?
-- Gentleben

Bob -- I think it's time you find a new friend. -- Gentleben

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

XARID was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DRESH was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BROKEN was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DA1 was killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHROMIAN was unbelievably bested by TYRA in a 3 minute master's Bloodfeud brawl.
EDWARD GOREY luckily beat PINKY in a 4 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
WILHELM bested REMEDIAL in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
BLACK MARIA bested BORNE in a action packed 3 minute veteran's Challenge competition.
CRIMSON was unbelievably bested by NIGHTBANE in a 3 minute expert's Challenge duel.
BRUTUS was vanquished by KARCH in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
HUNTER was luckily beaten by INDIA in a popular 3 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
GRON DA CAVEMAN murdered WARG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
'69 STINGRAY was devastated by BALLIOL BLACKMOON in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
PO'D PANDA bested PLASMA CUTTER in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
ANGEL HEART handily defeated '67 FIREBIRD in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
SPIREWOLF overpowered KRAZED KOALA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
ORNERY OCELOT handily defeated RYAK RAZORSAW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
ST JOHN KITTEN devastated KOBE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
'70 CHARGER R/T was savagely defeated by DEADTEAR in a 4 minute Challenge bout.
ANGERED APE was outlasted by '68 ROAD RUNNER in a 27 minute Challenge conflict.
GUTHUATER overpowered BRAIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GRACCHUS subdued WIMPY in a action packed 1 minute Challenge bout.
LIBERIUS won victory over TIN SNIPS in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
VILE RAT devastated WAR PIG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BALTAIRE overpowered QUARTON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FRITZ was overpowered by ANSELM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GREGORR was overpowered by MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
WEE BEASTIE outwaited BALOR in a 7 minute beginner's Challenge bout.
WORMY viciously subdued LANNY in a 4 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
MEDA overpowered KILL ME PLEASE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge competition.
WYLD WYTCH beat HYDROSAN in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
DOMINATRIX was defeated by GUTENBERG in a popular 3 minute expert's duel.
BARON STONEWALL beat MOOSE DROOL in a 2 minute gory veteran's match.
LONG NOSE HAIRS overpowered AWL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CHUPACABRON was viciously subdued by RAT-LOVING CAT in a 8 minute master's match.
DESIREE bested THE MAD RATTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's battle.
FALSE TEETH was overpowered by FURIOUS FOX in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
GRATH subdued CLARA in a 4 minute match.
SPONGE BATH was handily defeated by HORSE in a 1 minute uneven match.
MARY ELLEN was overpowered by SYE THE BEARDED in a popular 1 minute uneven bout.
GIGI DIVINE outwaited HARP in a crowd pleasing 8 minute match.
MCKAMY was vanquished by MIRDRAUG in a 1 minute one-sided match.
H.P. LOVECRAFT was subdued by TWINK in a 2 minute expert vs. amateur upset duel.
VERMINDERELLA subdued P.G. WODEHOUSE in a 2 minute conflict.
SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 viciously subdued MELISSA JOAN in a 1 minute gory conflict.
TABITHA devastated BECK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
KANODRAUG handily defeated TING-TING in a exciting 1 minute one-sided conflict.
HUGH CAPET defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute gory battle.
UNCUT was viciously subdued by DEATH'S MISTRESS in a popular 5 minute gruesome bout.
GERTH was luckily beaten by PABST in a action packed 4 minute competition.
LIAM O'FLAHERTY was demolished by JETBLACK in a 1 minute brutal mismatched match.
SLEDGE was demolished by MARTIN LUTHER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
SOULRIPPER was beaten by KILGORE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute conflict.
YEAR OF THE CAT was overcome by COL. KURTZ in a 1 minute match.
PHILIP K. DICK outwaited BURNALASH in a unpopular 8 minute novice's battle.
OWL-EYES defeated GAULIX in a 3 minute novice's brawl.
'71 DEMON was demolished by THEWSTER in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
DECAPITATED BILL was overpowered by RAT IN THE HAT in a 1 minute uneven bout.
9 GERBILLIMETER viciously subdued IAYCK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's fight.
VOLBEAT was bested by ZANDIR in a 1 minute gory novice's bout.
TIBERIUS lost to AVERROES in a 1 minute amateur's match.
LUMMOX was luckily beaten by WOLFMOTHER in a 4 minute novice's conflict.
MAD HOC devastated BOOSATCH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HAASAN CHOP was devastated by AVERAGE JOE in a 1 minute uneven match.
HUSKER DU slaughtered PHILDYER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KLAXON defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a action packed 6 minute beginner's fight.
HEARTLESS was outlasted by HAKKON in a dull 14 minute gory novice's battle.
GARSK savagely defeated KEY CUTTER in a action packed 1 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     24         TOTAL PARRY      117 -  85 -  3      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 22         LUNGING ATTACK    78 -  74 -  6      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                      19         PARRY-LUNGE       40 -  39 -  3      51  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         WALL OF STEEL     42 -  46 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         AIMED BLOW        77 -  85 -  3      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  28 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         STRIKING ATTACK  106 - 128 - 10      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  34 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         BASHING ATTACK    40 -  64 -  5      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  31 -  1      31  |

Turn  50 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:

TOTAL PARRY       17 -  7     PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  4         6  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  6     AIMED BLOW         7 - 12         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK   12 - 10     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  8         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  7         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  6         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   KARCH 584                  14  12  2  126 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
TOTAL PARRY      TYRA 416                   30  13  1  136 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
AIMED BLOW       GRON DA CAVEMAN 400        24  20  2  129 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
LUNGING ATTACK   DESIREE 577                19  10  0  115 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACK MARIA 435            22  11  1  105 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
STRIKING ATTACK  HORSE 610                  13  10  2  100 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
SLASHING ATTACK  PO'D PANDA 147              9   7  2   72 FURRY FURY (25)
PARRY-LUNGE      CLARA 666                   9   5  0   63 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
PARRY-STRIKE     JETBLACK 807                4   3  1   43 FUCHI OWNED (54)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HORSE 610.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HARP 744.  The ten other most popular fighters were PINKY 809, HUNTER 120, DEADTEAR 
793, CHROMIAN 40, CRIMSON 122, DOMINATRIX 583, UNCUT 789, GERTH 665, 9 GERBILLIMETER 
828, and KILGORE 863.

The least popular fighter this week was ANGERED APE 749.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were '68 ROAD RUNNER 747, HAKKON 895, HEARTLESS 888, RAT-LOVING CAT 529, 
PHILIP K. DICK 848, CHUPACABRON 284, HYDROSAN 818, WOLFMOTHER 881, BALOR 846, and 
KLAXON 879.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GRON DA CAVEMAN (81-400) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
EDWARD GOREY (81-222) LITERATE LOONS (40)
GUTENBERG (81-167) DARQUE AGES (29)
HUNTER (81-120) BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
CRIMSON (81-122) BATTLE GRUNTS (20)

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

BARON STONEWALL (81-85) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
LONG NOSE HAIRS (81-225) AARP (41)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE SMALL CAT 74 (29-15-2)             1  3  0         LA PENTARCHIE        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ORC CHOPS 490 (21-13-0)                2  3  0         FUCHI OWNED          
MCBAIN 318 (21-18-0)                   0  2  0         FUCHI OWNED          
NUYEN NICK 331 (20-10-3)               0  2  0         FUCHI OWNED          

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!