DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/17/2008    Duedate: 12/30/2008

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-51

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TYRA
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
(81-416) [31-13-1,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TYRA                           WIMPY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)           ORCAE ITA (80)
(81-416) [31-13-1,142]         (81-808) [5-2-1,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HORSE                          THE MAD RATTER
BATTLE GRUNTS (20)             RODENT CLAN (37)
(81-610) [13-11-2,93]          (81-523) [19-7-0,114]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         64
2. ORCAE ITA (80)              59      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (85)        49      Unchartered Team
4. RODENT CLAN (37)            41
5. WHY CAN'T US (82)           39      GOONSWARM (79)

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)     159  96  3 62.4   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     12  3 0
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       156  96  5 61.9   2/ 7 FURRY FURY (25)          11  4 0
 3/ 5*GOONSWARM (79)            22  15  3 59.5   3/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       10  5 0
 4/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    151 104  5 59.2   4/ 8 RODENT CLAN (37)         10  5 0
 5- 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         140 106  3 56.9   5/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 1
 6/ 9 FURRY FURY (25)           44  34  4 56.4   6/ 9 WARMASTERS (15)           9  6 1
 7/ 7 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     139 111  6 55.6   7/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       9  6 0
 8/ 8 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      129 106  6 54.9   8/11*GOONSWARM (79)            8  6 1
 9/11 RODENT CLAN (37)         103  93  6 52.6   9/29 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       7  8 0
10/10 THE DRAUGS (17)          118 109  6 52.0  10/ 4 LITERATE LOONS (40)       7  8 0
11/14 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      126 124  5 50.4  11-10 DARQUE AGES (29)          6  3 1
12/12 FUCHI OWNED (54)         117 117  6 50.0  12/18 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    6  7 0
13/25*WHY CAN'T US (82)          5   5  1 50.0  13/20*UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       6  9 1
14/31*PHILANTHROPISTS (85)       5   5  0 50.0  14/16 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      6  9 0
15/13 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     116 118  5 49.6  15/12 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        6  9 0
16/16 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      124 131  8 48.6  16/17 THE DRAUGS (17)           5  1 1
17/15 WARMASTERS (15)          123 130 13 48.6  17-14*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)      5  3 0
18/20*ORCAE ITA (80)            17  18  3 48.6  18- 5 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      5  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17 LITERATE LOONS (40)      117 137  3 46.1  19/25*WHY CAN'T US (82)         5  5 1
20/18 KATHOUSE (3)             115 137  5 45.6  20/31*PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      5  5 0
21-19 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      79  96  3 45.1  21/13 FUCHI OWNED (54)          5  7 0
22/21 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)       108 142 10 43.2  22/22*ORCAE ITA (80)            5 10 1
23/22 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     42  56  5 42.9  23/23*THE MOTHERSHIP (83)       4  6 1
24/23 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    98 131  8 42.8  24/15 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     4 11 2
25/24 AARP (41)                 87 124  9 41.2  25/19 KATHOUSE (3)              4 11 1
26/ 3*THE MOTHERSHIP (83)        4   6  1 40.0  26/21 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       3  7 0
27/ 0*FRIENDS (84)               2   3  0 40.0  27/26*AGGRESSION INC (78)       3  7 0
28-27*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)      17  26  0 39.5  28/24 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      3 11 1
29/29*UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       12  23  1 34.3  29/ 0*FRIENDS (84)              2  3 0
30/30 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        33  70  1 32.0  30/28 AARP (41)                 2  6 0
31/26*AGGRESSION INC (78)        3   7  0 30.0  31/30 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        1  2 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 One and All,

Well, I retained the throne, but not on my challenge!  Don't know how Nightbane
ducked my challenge but he/she did!  Somehow Brutus, another striker, tried to test
his decisiveness against mine only to have his efforts thwarted!

Since my pal Chromian wasn't successful with his BF attempt vs. Tyra, it is down to
me!  Chromian was very, very close but that Tyra sucks up the damage like...well,
I'll keep this clean for all the kiddies out there.

A big shout out and welcome to an old friend, "Welcome Floyd! and your Mothership!"
Maybe you can convince Talon to sign up for this throwback arena?  A nice welcome to
the rest of you new teams too!

So there you have it Shadowspire!  Turn number fifty's Dulmaster's Column!  Written
by Karch!

Here's to one more turn on top and to Tyra taking a maul to the head a few times!

Cheers!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SHADOWSPIRE games.  I have begun to suspect trickery 
on the part of CLAN LONGBEARD.  How else weeks like this one's 5-0-0?  How else the 
sudden move to 9th team?  The proverbial rising comet can only hope to compare with 
PHILANTHROPISTS' team record!  A 4-1-0 week and now a firm grasp on a 20th place 
ranking.  My praise to ORCAE ITA for their 4-1-1 week this time out.  Indeed, it was 
a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  WIMPY caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested MIRDRAUG and was awarded 28 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, '69 STINGRAY put down PO'D 
PANDA, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Unwilling to 
wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster KARCH Bloodfeuded TYRA last week in a match 
to decide the fate of the throne.  The city has turned out in honor of TYRA, for with 
hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city SHADOWSPIRE.  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.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any 
of UNHOLY KNIGHTS last week.  Busy avoiding KELLUMBO'S KIDS?  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  VOLBEAT take warning!  You have more than a 
few enemies in SHADOWSPIRE.  For some warriors honor is not important--only empty 
victory.  See, gladiators, how NIGHTBANE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged down 38 points 
to FALSE TEETH.  Few would not have guessed the outcome of the bout as FALSE TEETH 
lost to NIGHTBANE.  Is this what passes for courage in SHADOWSPIRE?  DOMINATRIX must 
really be harboring a grudge against the WOODY'S WORKSHOP guild!  Merciless, 26 
challenged down AWL points this week to duel with she.  All the city knows the duel 
went in favor of DOMINATRIX.  I shall not fail to spread the word in other cities of 
this "mighty" victory.  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold of 
hers heart.  True, DESIREE?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of BRUTUS?  The 
Fates are not kind to the cowardly, as evidenced by the fact that DESIREE was subdued 
by BRUTUS.  And who can now doubt that BRUTUS is a hardy opponent?  For some warriors 
honor is not important--only empty victory.  See, gladiators, how '68 ROAD RUNNER of 
AMERICAN MUSCLE challenged down 23 points to BALOR.  The weight of the challenge fell 
hard upon BALOR and predictably he was overcame by '68 ROAD RUNNER.  This is how to 
arouse the anger of an entire guild!  '70 CHARGER R/T must really be harboring a 
grudge against the KELLUMBO'S KIDS guild!  Merciless, 20 challenged down VOLBEAT 
points this week to duel with she.  An upset indeed!  '70 CHARGER R/T found sheself 
outmatched as her was bested by VOLBEAT.  There is no place left further down for '70 
CHARGER R/T but the burial mound!  For some warriors honor is not important--only 
empty victory.  See, gladiators, how PABST of ALE HOUSE MERCS challenged down 19 
points to SOULRIPPER.  Few would not have guessed the outcome of the bout as 
SOULRIPPER was defeated by PABST.  Is this what passes for courage in SHADOWSPIRE?  A 
match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that BOOSATCH 
posted a challenge against the more highly recognized PHILIP K. DICK.  The results, 
you ask?  Well, the firebrand BOOSATCH overcame PHILIP K. DICK.  Remember warriors, 
this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I must report the passing of AWL, veteran of many 
duels.  9-10-3 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  
My condolences to THE DRAUGS for their loss of a very promising warrior, MIRDRAUG.  
MIRDRAUG went to doom before the arms of WIMPY, a warrior of ORCAE ITA.  Cruelly, 
DOMINATRIX of OF WOLF AND MAN has slain the lesser ranked AWL.  Word already flies 
around town that WOODY'S WORKSHOP plans a bloodfeud!  Death has again visited the 
sands of our arena.  WIMPY has claimed the life of MIRDRAUG.  Do any doubt that THE 
DRAUGS will seek a bloody revenge?  My hearty congratulations GARSK, for thy revenge 
upon HUSKER DU, slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time it will know better, eh?  
Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a 
dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in SHADOWSPIRE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYRA 416                     31  13  1   142       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMINATRIX 583               16  12  2   118       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 BORNE 214                    23  28  1   115       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 THE MAD RATTER 523           19   7  0   114       RODENT CLAN (37)
 NIGHTBANE 377                30  16  0   112       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 BRUTUS 616                   13  11  0   110       WARMASTERS (15)
 INDIA 391                    30  16  0   106       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CHROMIAN 40                  23  26  1   106       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-BLACK MARIA 435              22  11  1   105       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 FURIOUS FOX 143              11   6  0   102       FURRY FURY (25)
 KARCH 584                    14  13  2   101       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614        15   9  0    97       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           29   7  0    94       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORSE 610                    13  11  2    93       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 SPONGE BATH 226              19  32  2    91       AARP (41)
-MOOSE DROOL 563              15  17  0    91       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUPACABRON 284              17  32  1    88       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 DESIREE 577                  19  11  0    84       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 FALSE TEETH 521              16  21  2    81       AARP (41)
 '69 STINGRAY 736              7   6  0    80       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 GRATH 581                    16  12  0    76       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 PLASMA CUTTER 626            10   9  0    71       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 ORNERY OCELOT 144             9   8  0    69       FURRY FURY (25)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ST JOHN KITTEN 840            5   1  0    66       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-CLARA 666                     9   5  0    63       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
-ANGEL HEART 644               8   7  0    62       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 WILHELM 770                   7   2  1    60       WARMASTERS (15)
 PO'D PANDA 147                9   8  2    59       FURRY FURY (25)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WIMPY 808                     5   2  1    56       ORCAE ITA (80)
-TWINK 837                     5   0  0    56       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 GERTH 665                     8  12  1    55       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595        11   5  4    54       RODENT CLAN (37)
 VERMINDERELLA 605            10   5  0    54       RODENT CLAN (37)
 GRACCHUS 825                  6   1  1    54       WARMASTERS (15)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597            11  16  1    50       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 SYE THE BEARDED 801           4   4  0    50       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 GIGI DIVINE 613              13  10  0    49       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-HARP 744                      6   5  0    49       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 TABITHA 682                  10   9  0    47       KATHOUSE (3)
 SPIREWOLF 768                 6   4  1    47       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 KANODRAUG 786                 5   3  2    47       THE DRAUGS (17)
 '67 FIREBIRD 645             13   7  0    46       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 BALTAIRE 833                  3   2  0    45       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 KOBE 683                     12   7  0    43       KATHOUSE (3)
 KRAZED KOALA 748              7   3  0    43       FURRY FURY (25)
 DEADTEAR 793                  6   2  1    43       GOONSWARM (79)
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698           9   8  1    40       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 MCKAMY 684                    9  10  0    37       KATHOUSE (3)
-MARTIN LUTHER 718             8   6  0    37       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MARY ELLEN 694                8  10  2    36       KATHOUSE (3)
-HUGH CAPET 690                7  10  2    36       DARQUE AGES (29)
 H.P. LOVECRAFT 692            5  13  0    36       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINKY 809                     3   4  2    33       ORCAE ITA (80)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747          10   2  0    32       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 GUTHUATER 720                 7   8  0    32       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SLEDGE 629                    5  14  1    30       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
-MELISSA JOAN 730              5   4  0    30       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 P.G. WODEHOUSE 709            6  10  1    29       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 PABST 823                     5   2  0    29       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 BRAIN 812                     3   4  0    29       ORCAE ITA (80)
 DECAPITATED BILL 838          3   3  0    29       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 '70 CHARGER R/T 745           8   4  0    28       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 ANGERED APE 749               6   4  0    26       FURRY FURY (25)
 REMEDIAL 792                  4   4  2    25       GOONSWARM (79)
 YEAR OF THE CAT 765           6   4  0    24       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAT IN THE HAT 832            4   1  0    24       RODENT CLAN (37)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUARTON 827                   4   3  0    23       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 ZANDIR 869                    2   1  0    23       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-ANSELM 799                    4   3  0    22       DARQUE AGES (29)
 WAR PIG 810                   4   3  0    22       ORCAE ITA (80)
 VOLBEAT 860                   3   1  0    22       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
-MASTER 819                    4   2  0    21       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 GARSK 892                     2   0  0    21       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 THEWSTER 872                  2   0  0    21       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 WEE BEASTIE 864               3   0  1    20       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 KLAXON 879                    2   0  0    20       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)
 TING-TING 776                 5   4  0    19       FUCHI OWNED (54)
-BECK 743                      4   7  0    19       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 LIBERIUS 824                  3   4  1    19       WARMASTERS (15)
 DEATH'S MISTRESS 813          3   4  0    19       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 MAD HOC 876                   2   0  1    19       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 BOOSATCH 889                  1   1  0    19       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 VILE RAT 795                  5   3  0    18       GOONSWARM (79)
 LANNY 758                     2   9  0    18       KATHOUSE (3)
-UNCUT 789                     4   3  0    16       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 HYDROSAN 818                  4   3  0    15       GOONSWARM (79)
 TIN SNIPS 772                 3   6  0    15       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 GAULIX 875                    1   1  0    15       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 RACHEL 884                    1   0  0    14       FRIENDS (84)
 MEDA 854                      2   1  0    13       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 WYLD WYTCH 845                1   4  0    13       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 OWL-EYES 851                  3   2  1    12       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 PHILIP K. DICK 848            3   2  0    11       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 URRIM 901                     1   0  0    11       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 OVERKILL 781                  1   1  0    10       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 MONICA 886                    1   0  0    10       FRIENDS (84)
 ONYB ENGLVAR 903              1   0  0    10       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 SOULRIPPER 816                1   6  0     9       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 KILLER SMILE 783              1   1  0     8       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 COL. KURTZ 862                1   2  0     7       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 BALOR 846                     1   4  0     7       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 DUNNIK 900                    1   0  0     6       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 IAYCK 891                     1   1  0     6       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 HUSKER DU 878                 1   1  1     5       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)
 KILL ME PLEASE 868            1   2  0     5       ORCAE ITA (80)
 GREGORR 865                   1   2  0     5       WARMASTERS (15)
 KILGORE 863                   1   2  0     5       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
-AVERROES 853                  1   0  0     5       DARQUE AGES (29)
 AVERAGE JOE 887               1   1  0     4       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 DEAD SEXY 782                 1   1  0     4       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 WOLFMOTHER 881                1   1  0     4       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)
-HAKKON 895                    1   0  0     3       GOONSWARM (79)
 TIBERIUS 873                  0   2  0     2       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 KEY CUTTER 894                0   2  0     2       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 PUNCH CARD 784                0   2  0     2       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 SHOTGUN WEDDING 898           0   1  0     2       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 ROSS 883                      0   1  0     1       FRIENDS (84)
 JADWOLF 905                   0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 CHANDLER 882                  0   1  0     1       FRIENDS (84)
 ST. GEORGE 902                0   1  0     1       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-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   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
'71 DEMON 852           1  4 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   WURM KIN               51  NONE
BEAR 707                7  4 2 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     THUNDERSAW 648         47  REVENGED
NOT AGAIN 904           0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 MOUNTAIN TROLL         51  NONE
ZOK THE SMASHER 859     0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 OWL-EYES 851           48  JUST REVENGED
XINU 642                9  7 2 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    TYRA 416               47  NOT REVENGED
WORMY 855               1  3 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13  WEE BEASTIE 864        51   
EXTRA 885               0  1 0 FRIENDS 84           MOUNTAIN TROLL         51  NONE
FRITZ 841               1  5 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       SLEDGE 629             51   
JETBLACK 807            4  4 1 FUCHI OWNED 54       GRACCHUS 825           51   
JACK SPADE 804          1  3 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56   KANODRAUG 786          47  REVENGED
DA2 897                 0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   SPYMASTER              51  NONE
DAA 896                 0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   MOUNTAIN TROLL         51  NONE
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   
BURNALASH 893           0  2 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 85   MAD HOC 876            51   
PHILDYER 890            0  1 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 85   HUSKER DU 878          50  JUST REVENGED
9 GERBILLIMETER 828     3  3 0 RODENT CLAN 37       DEADTEAR 793           51   
MIRDRAUG 787            6  2 0 THE DRAUGS 17        WIMPY 808              51   
DA3 899                 0  1 0 THE MOTHERSHIP 83    DARK CHAMPION          51  NONE
HAASAN CHOP 877         0  2 0 THE MOTHERSHIP 83    MOUNTAIN TROLL         51  NONE
PERTACUS 826            0  4 0 WARMASTERS 15        REMEDIAL 792           48  REVENGED
LUMMOX 874              0  2 0 WHY CAN'T US 82      SPYMASTER              51  NONE
AWL 627                 9 10 3 WOODY'S WORKSHOP 69  DOMINATRIX 583         51   
BALL-PEEN 628           9 11 0 WOODY'S WORKSHOP 69  MARY ELLEN 694         49   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Karch -- I knew you'd be a tough fight, but thought the style match up alone would
push me to victory.  Guess I was wrong.  Congrats on defending your throne. -- Brutus

I am thrilled to see the addition of three new teams last turn!  Welcome
Philanthropists, Aggression Inc, & The Mothership. -- Vanek, Manager of Warmasters

Congrats on your graduation, Gron Da Caveman.  I must admit I am disappointed to see
you go though.  I was hoping you'd stick around for awhile longer to help thin the
scum ranks in the upper brackets!  I guess killing one before leaving was nice of you
though. -- Vanek

Rat In The Hat -- That is some hat, I like that party hat, if I only had a head I
would get one too. -- Decapitated Bill

Kilgore -- You're a real killjoy. -- Soulripper

Uncut -- You have now been cut, weighed, measured and been found wanting. -- Death's
Mistress

Hydrosan -- I think I like that flat-bladded swip, it works well. -- Wyld Wytch

Balor -- You can't teach any better than that. -- Wee Beastie

Iron Counsel -- 4-2-0 in your favor, till next turn. -- Unholy Knights

New Teams -- Welcome to the sands. -- Gentleben, Mgr. Unholy Knights
P.S.  New teams always have to buy the first round of drinks.

A day of wonders indeed!  Congrats to Master Darque for his unseen prowess:  he took
his whole original team to the Island!  And congrats to Nomad for his beautiful turn
and worthy kill!  But let's not forget Gentleben who is starting to show that he can
do more than talking!  After all these stunts, I must say that my relentless run
behind Kellumbo seems kinda bland...but...one day...I shall overcome! -- Le
Pentarque

That Col. Kurtz is frightening. -- Year of the Cat

Of Wolf and Man -- Did I really just kill Warg?  On one turn I not only get my grad
notice, but I get a kill in as well!  That usually isn't my goal, but if you're going
to kill, you might as well do it when the revenge opportunities will be limited.  I
expect I shall see Dominatrix this next turn--we shall see which of us enjoys the
fight more.  At least there is one less scum in the arena! -- Gron Da Caveman

Moose Drool -- Ouch!  With that fight I think I am glad I am leaving town!  And I
won!  So long, Shadowspire!  It has been fifty turns of fun!  Ok, twenty eight turns
of fun and twenty two turns of not-so-much fun, but a good time overall!  Keep the
arena rolling! -- Lord Protector Baron Stonewall

Crazy Koala -- The wolf, it seems, has more bite than a rabid Koala. -- Spirewolf

'69 Stingray -- Sometimes those style matchups don't turn out quite as nicely as you
might hope.  Thanks for the quick and easy win. -- Balliol Blackmoon

Lanny -- I won!  Yes!  That is really quite the...well, I'm not quite sure what to
say.  Let's just say I didn't really know what to expect when I challenged...and I
did not expect what I saw.  But it worked!  Win number one!  -- Wormy the winning
warrior

Plasma Cutter -- I see you are developing nicely, good fight.  If I continue to learn
like that I will look forward to seeing you again. -- Panda

What the heck am I doing in the Challenger Champs? -- Foxy

Spirewolf -- How much decise do you have, none?  Lol, your record will be turning
south soon enough. -- Koala

Grats all you Grads, now if we can get rid of Kellumbo's army of TP scum we will have
a refreshed CC class. -- Grimm

Hope to see some of you in Phoenix.
P.S.  I miss RSI, keep the drinks cold, Lee and Sandy. -- Grimm

Darque -- Now did you fight? -- Grimm

Tyra -- Ohhh so close!  You were down twice!  I thought Chromian had slowed down
enough to reduce the endurance burn but alas!  One more try! -- DeGotti

Floyd -- Good to see you here!  I hope you stick around--it's a pretty fun throwback
type arena! -- DeGotti

Kathouse -- I overlooked your fifth kill!  Stop by and pick up your Mannequin Chalice
any time! -- DeGotti

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

'71 DEMON was dealt death by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HAASAN CHOP was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
LUMMOX was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
NOT AGAIN was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
EXTRA was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
DA3 was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
DAA was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DA2 was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KARCH was beaten by TYRA in a 2 minute master's Bloodfeud Title brawl.
GRATH was overpowered by GRON DA CAVEMAN in a 3 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
RYAK RAZORSAW vanquished OWL-EYES in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
GARSK vanquished HUSKER DU in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
CHROMIAN overcame HORSE in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
NIGHTBANE luckily beat FALSE TEETH in a 3 minute master's Challenge competition.
DOMINATRIX murdered AWL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
INDIA was viciously subdued by BORNE in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge conflict.
DESIREE was devastated by BRUTUS in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SYE THE BEARDED was devastated by PLASMA CUTTER in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
GRACCHUS narrowly killed JETBLACK in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
GERTH demolished '67 FIREBIRD in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge bout.
SPIREWOLF was handily defeated by ORNERY OCELOT in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
ST JOHN KITTEN overpowered GIGI DIVINE in a 4 minute brutal uneven Challenge fight.
DEATH'S MISTRESS was overpowered by KRAZED KOALA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fray.
'68 ROAD RUNNER outwaited BALOR in a 15 minute veteran vs. novice Challenge contest.
'70 CHARGER R/T was outlasted by VOLBEAT in a 22 minute Challenge duel.
PABST defeated SOULRIPPER in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
QUARTON demolished TIN SNIPS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
PINKY vanquished MEDA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
WAR PIG handily defeated DEAD SEXY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
DECAPITATED BILL vanquished VILE RAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ANGERED APE outlasted P.G. WODEHOUSE in a dull 12 minute Challenge duel.
GREGORR was defeated by LANNY in a 4 minute novice vs. veteran Challenge match.
WOLFMOTHER was overpowered by GAULIX in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge bout.
KILL ME PLEASE was bested by KILLER SMILE in a 1 minute novice's Challenge duel.
BOOSATCH subdued PHILIP K. DICK in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
IAYCK beat KEY CUTTER in a 5 minute brutal novice's Challenge fray.
BURNALASH was murdered by MAD HOC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
WORMY was dispatched by WEE BEASTIE in a 4 minute novice's Challenge bout.
WYLD WYTCH lost to REMEDIAL in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
CRIMSON demolished CHUPACABRON in a 1 minute uneven competition.
FURIOUS FOX overpowered SPONGE BATH in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
RAT-LOVING CAT was outwaited by THE MAD RATTER in a 7 minute veteran's struggle.
HUNTER viciously subdued EDWARD GOREY in a exciting 2 minute bloody master's fight.
BALLIOL BLACKMOON handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PO'D PANDA was overpowered by '69 STINGRAY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MCKAMY was overpowered by KANODRAUG in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KOBE was savagely defeated by SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 in a 2 minute gory fray.
TABITHA handily defeated LIBERIUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WILHELM demolished H.P. LOVECRAFT in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
GUTHUATER was demolished by VERMINDERELLA in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
MIRDRAUG was executed by WIMPY in a 1 minute bloody mismatched conflict.
MARY ELLEN was overpowered by BALTAIRE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SLEDGE killed FRITZ in a 1 minute brawl.
LIAM O'FLAHERTY overpowered TING-TING in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
DEADTEAR murdered 9 GERBILLIMETER in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
YEAR OF THE CAT overpowered PUNCH CARD in a 1 minute uneven bout.
BRAIN devastated AVERAGE JOE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
HYDROSAN overcame TIBERIUS in a 3 minute contest.
KILGORE was overpowered by ZANDIR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
COL. KURTZ was unbelievably bested by RACHEL in a exciting 4 minute amateur's match.
THEWSTER overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
KLAXON luckily beat OVERKILL in a 3 minute novice's brawl.
RAT IN THE HAT won victory over SHOTGUN WEDDING in a 3 minute novice's duel.
MONICA overpowered ST. GEORGE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ROSS was viciously subdued by DUNNIK in a 2 minute brutal novice's duel.
URRIM demolished CHANDLER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ONYB ENGLVAR overpowered JADWOLF in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 23         TOTAL PARRY      116 -  90 -  3      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  21         PARRY-LUNGE       38 -  35 -  3      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     21         LUNGING ATTACK    81 -  79 -  7      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                      16         WALL OF STEEL     45 -  47 -  1      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  14         AIMED BLOW        79 -  86 -  3      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         STRIKING ATTACK  111 - 129 - 11      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  32 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  35 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    42 -  68 -  7      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  31 -  1      31  |

Turn  51 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW        10 -  6     TOTAL PARRY        8 - 13         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  9         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK    11 - 10     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK   12 - 11     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  5         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TYRA 416                   31  13  1  142 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
LUNGING ATTACK   DOMINATRIX 583             16  12  2  118 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE MAD RATTER 523         19   7  0  114 RODENT CLAN (37)
BASHING ATTACK   KARCH 584                  14  13  2  101 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
AIMED BLOW       BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614      15   9  0   97 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
SLASHING ATTACK  PO'D PANDA 147              9   8  2   59 FURRY FURY (25)
WALL OF STEEL    GRACCHUS 825                6   1  1   54 WARMASTERS (15)
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 
THE MAD RATTER 523.  The ten other most popular fighters were COL. KURTZ 862, FALSE 
TEETH 521, LANNY 758, BORNE 214, GREGORR 865, JETBLACK 807, BOOSATCH 889, REMEDIAL 
792, FURIOUS FOX 143, and RAT IN THE HAT 832.

The least popular fighter this week was '70 CHARGER R/T 745.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VOLBEAT 860, '68 ROAD RUNNER 747, ANGERED APE 749, BALOR 846, 
GIGI DIVINE 613, JADWOLF 905, CHANDLER 882, ST. GEORGE 902, KILGORE 863, and FRITZ 
841.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TYRA (81-416) KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
BORNE (81-214) CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
THE MAD RATTER (81-523) RODENT CLAN (37)

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

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