DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/31/2008    Duedate: 01/13/2009

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-52

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BALLIOL BLACKMOON
DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
(81-614) [16-9-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRUTUS                         DEADTEAR
WARMASTERS (15)                GOONSWARM (79)
(81-616) [14-11-0,119]         (81-793) [7-2-1,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HORSE                          DOMINATRIX
BATTLE GRUNTS (20)             OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
(81-610) [14-11-2,98]          (81-583) [16-13-2,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WARMASTERS (15)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)        69
2. GOONSWARM (79)              48      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. THE MOTHERSHIP (83)         45      Unchartered Team
4. DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)       34
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (85)        30      GOONSWARM (79)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       159  98  5 61.9   1/ 6 WARMASTERS (15)          10  5 1
 2/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     160 100  3 61.5   2/ 2 FURRY FURY (25)          10  5 0
 3/ 3*GOONSWARM (79)            25  17  3 59.5   3/ 9 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      10  5 0
 4/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    153 107  5 58.8   4/ 8*GOONSWARM (79)            9  5 1
 5- 5 DARQUE AGES (29)         140 106  3 56.9   5/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 1
 6/ 6 FURRY FURY (25)           47  36  4 56.6   6/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        9  6 0
 7/ 7 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     143 112  6 56.1   7/ 4 RODENT CLAN (37)          9  6 0
 8/ 8 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      131 109  6 54.6   8/15 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        8  7 1
 9/26*THE MOTHERSHIP (83)        8   7  1 53.3   9/23*THE MOTHERSHIP (83)       8  7 1
10/14*PHILANTHROPISTS (85)       8   7  0 53.3  10/ 7 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       8  7 0
11/10 THE DRAUGS (17)          119 109  6 52.2  11/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      8  7 0
12/ 9 RODENT CLAN (37)         104  97  6 51.7  12/20*PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      8  7 0
13-11 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      126 124  5 50.4  13/19*WHY CAN'T US (82)         7  8 1
14/12 FUCHI OWNED (54)         118 119  6 49.8  14/13*UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       7  8 1
15/15 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     118 121  5 49.4  15/14 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      7  8 0
16/16 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      128 132  8 49.2  16-11 DARQUE AGES (29)          5  0 0
17/17 WARMASTERS (15)          127 131 13 49.2  17/12 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    5  7 1
18/ 0 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    70  73  3 49.0  18/22*ORCAE ITA (80)            5 10 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/13*WHY CAN'T US (82)          7   8  1 46.7  19/16 THE DRAUGS (17)           4  1 0
20-20 KATHOUSE (3)             115 137  5 45.6  20/27*AGGRESSION INC (78)       4  6 0
21/19 LITERATE LOONS (40)      118 141  3 45.6  21/28 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      4 11 1
22/18*ORCAE ITA (80)            18  22  3 45.0  22/10 LITERATE LOONS (40)       4 11 0
23/21 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      80 100  3 44.4  23/ 0 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    3  2 0
24/22 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)       111 144 11 43.5  24/18 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      3  7 0
25/24 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   100 133  9 42.9  25-25 KATHOUSE (3)              3  7 0
26/25 AARP (41)                 87 126  9 40.8  26/21 FUCHI OWNED (54)          3  8 0
27/23 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     42  61  5 40.8  27-17*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)      2  1 0
28/31*AGGRESSION INC (78)        6   9  0 40.0  28/ 0 RUSH REBORN (74)          2  3 0
29-27*FRIENDS (84)               2   3  0 40.0  29-26 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       2  3 0
30-28*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)      17  26  0 39.5  30-29*FRIENDS (84)              2  3 0
31/29*UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       14  26  1 35.0  31/24 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     2 13 1
32/30 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        34  70  1 32.7  32/31 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        1  2 0
33/ 0 RUSH REBORN (74)          12  50  2 19.4  33/30 AARP (41)                 1  6 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.

Alas Shadowspire, I shall miss thee.  It certainly has been a fun run.  I especially
enjoyed things when I learned enough skills, that I could swing back.  Nothing beats
having someone complain about "scum", after I just took my broadsword up the side of
their head.  Keep thinking inside that little box many of you have, and keep getting
what you always get.

I notice a trend of a lot of Duelmasters posting their numbers when they graduate.
Well, you'll have no such luck with me.  It'll remain a mystery how I could go 20+
minutes one fight, and then smash some poor soul in one minute the next.

-- Tyra, proud member of Kellumbo's Kids.  Leading the way in Shadowspire for two
years running.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt SHADOWSPIRE will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as KELLUMBO'S KIDS is pushed out of top team by WARMASTERS, who came from 
6th with a 4-1-0 this turn.  I understand that The Warty Toad is buying the drinks 
for THE MOTHERSHIP tonight, to honor their rise to 9th after this turns 4-1-0.  Hmmm. 
Our condolences (or sneers, as the case may be) go out to LITERATE LOONS for their 
drop to 22nd from 10th.  A 1-4-0 can do that.  The AMERICAN MUSCLE guild has had a 
4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind 
of thing can lead.  And let's see, '69 STINGRAY fought FURIOUS FOX and gained 24 
points and contributed to AMERICAN MUSCLE's 4-1-0.  FURIOUS FOX has lost to '69 
STINGRAY, falling 21 points, while helping make FURRY FURY a 3-2-0 turn.  And all 
eyes were on BALLIOL BLACKMOON this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  
SHADOWSPIRE has a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Warty Toad uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  KELLUMBO'S KIDS has cause to stand tall, as they were 
SHADOWSPIRE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
avoiding KELLUMBO'S KIDS more than any other team we find LA PENTARCHIE.  
SHADOWSPIRE, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most 
challenged warrior this turn was AMERICAN MUSCLE's warrior '69 STINGRAY.  More 
fighters challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  NIGHTBANE, 
does your manager know you're challenging down 31 points to fight FALSE TEETH from 
AARP?  We're not surprised to hear that NIGHTBANE subdued FALSE TEETH, but I bet it 
would be interesting to hear why KELLUMBO'S KIDS made such a challenge.  Well now, 
what do you expect when someone like BRUTUS from WARMASTERS challenges down 19 points 
to fight SPONGE BATH of AARP?  I thought challenges were for warriors, not cowards 
looking for easy wins.  BRUTUS defeated SPONGE BATH, is nothing sacred?  Building 
dreams on hope, BRAIN challenged up 26 points this turn to take on GERTH from CLAN 
LONGBEARD stable.  Even though BRAIN lost the fight, he at least came away with a 
gain of 32 points for challenging on of CLAN LONGBEARD.  In a brave attempt, PO'D 
PANDA from FURRY FURY challenged up 25 points to fight DESIREE from the KELLUMBO'S 
KIDS stable.  PO'D PANDA perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he won victory over 
DESIREE and ended up with 82 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  AMERICAN MUSCLE has sent '67 FIREBIRD to 
the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  AMERICAN 
MUSCLE has some questions to answer.  Like 'why did you kill your fighter, '67 
FIREBIRD, who had a record of 13-7-0?' I guess it was coming sooner or later, LA 
PENTARCHIE has lost GUTHUATER, and SHADOWSPIRE is bound to miss him.  For a little 
while, at least.  The Warty Toad declares a free round for SPIREWOLF and all of 
DRAGONBANE GUILD, for having revenged UNHOLY KNIGHTS' WEE BEASTIE for killing one of 
their comrades.  Kudos go out to GARSK this turn, for revenging PHILANTHROPISTS' 
bloodfeud against WHY CAN'T US' warrior MAD HOC.  Well done.  Is it really true that 
SHADOWSPIRE has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614        16   9  0   114       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUTUS 616                   14  11  0   119       WARMASTERS (15)
 KARCH 584                    15  13  2   116       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 NIGHTBANE 377                31  16  0   114       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CHUPACABRON 284              18  32  1   111       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 INDIA 391                    30  17  0   107       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 DJOHEY DJR. 288              20  13  1   107       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           30   7  0   105       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 '69 STINGRAY 736              8   6  0   104       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 DOMINATRIX 583               16  13  2   101       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 HORSE 610                    14  11  2    98       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 CHROMIAN 40                  23  27  1    97       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SPONGE BATH 226              19  33  2    92       AARP (41)
-MOOSE DROOL 563              15  17  0    91       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJAIMZ 168                   21  13  1    90       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 FALSE TEETH 521              16  22  2    86       AARP (41)
 BLACK MARIA 435              22  12  1    84       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 PO'D PANDA 147               10   8  2    82       FURRY FURY (25)
 GRATH 581                    17  12  0    81       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 FURIOUS FOX 143              11   7  0    81       FURRY FURY (25)
 PLASMA CUTTER 626            10  10  0    75       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 DESIREE 577                  19  12  0    69       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VERMINDERELLA 605            11   5  0    66       RODENT CLAN (37)
 ORNERY OCELOT 144             9   9  0    66       FURRY FURY (25)
 DEADTEAR 793                  7   2  1    66       GOONSWARM (79)
 CLARA 666                     9   6  0    62       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 KRAZED KOALA 748              8   3  0    62       FURRY FURY (25)
 GRACCHUS 825                  7   1  1    62       WARMASTERS (15)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597            12  16  2    61       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 ANGEL HEART 644               8   8  0    59       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERTH 665                     9  12  1    57       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TWINK 837                     5   0  0    56       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 GIGI DIVINE 613              14  10  0    55       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 KANODRAUG 786                 6   3  2    55       THE DRAUGS (17)
 WIMPY 808                     5   3  1    55       ORCAE ITA (80)
 WILHELM 770                   7   3  1    54       WARMASTERS (15)
 SPIREWOLF 768                 7   4  1    52       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698          10   8  1    51       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 ST JOHN KITTEN 840            5   2  0    50       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 '70 CHARGER R/T 745           9   4  0    49       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
-HARP 744                      6   5  0    49       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 SYE THE BEARDED 801           4   5  0    48       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-TABITHA 682                  10   9  0    47       KATHOUSE (3)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747          11   2  0    45       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
-KOBE 683                     12   7  0    43       KATHOUSE (3)
 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595        11   6  4    43       RODENT CLAN (37)
 PINKY 809                     4   4  2    39       ORCAE ITA (80)
 YEAR OF THE CAT 765           7   4  0    38       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 REMEDIAL 792                  5   4  2    38       GOONSWARM (79)
 BALTAIRE 833                  3   3  0    38       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-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)
 DECAPITATED BILL 838          4   3  0    34       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGERED APE 749               7   4  0    33       FURRY FURY (25)
 LIMELIGHT 673                 5   8  1    32       RUSH REBORN (74)
 QUARTON 827                   5   3  0    32       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 BRAIN 812                     3   5  0    32       ORCAE ITA (80)
 GARSK 892                     3   0  0    32       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 BOOSATCH 889                  2   1  0    32       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 SLEDGE 629                    5  15  1    31       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 P.G. WODEHOUSE 709            6  11  1    30       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 H.P. LOVECRAFT 692            5  14  0    30       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-PABST 823                     5   2  0    29       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 LIBERIUS 824                  4   4  1    29       WARMASTERS (15)
 ZANDIR 869                    3   1  0    26       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 VILE RAT 795                  6   3  0    25       GOONSWARM (79)
 MELISSA JOAN 730              5   5  0    25       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TING-TING 776                 6   4  0    23       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 DJEREE THE DJERK 623          5   1  0    22       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
-ANSELM 799                    4   3  0    22       DARQUE AGES (29)
 FREEWILL 675                  3   5  0    22       RUSH REBORN (74)
 KLAXON 879                    3   0  0    22       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)
 DEAD SEXY 782                 2   1  0    22       AGGRESSION INC (78)
-MASTER 819                    4   2  0    21       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 GAULIX 875                    2   1  0    21       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 WAR PIG 810                   4   4  0    19       ORCAE ITA (80)
-BECK 743                      4   7  0    19       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 HUSKER DU 878                 2   1  1    19       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)
 WEE BEASTIE 864               3   1  1    18       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
-LANNY 758                     2   9  0    18       KATHOUSE (3)
 WYLD WYTCH 845                2   4  0    17       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 ABOMBINATION 917              1   0  0    17       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)
-UNCUT 789                     4   3  0    16       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 TIN SNIPS 772                 3   7  0    16       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 RAT IN THE HAT 832            4   2  0    14       RODENT CLAN (37)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATH'S MISTRESS 813          3   5  0    14       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 DUNNIK 900                    2   0  0    14       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BALOR 846                     2   4  0    14       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-RACHEL 884                    1   0  0    14       FRIENDS (84)
 OWL-EYES 851                  3   3  1    13       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 JUNGLEBEARD 910               1   0  0    13       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 PHILIP K. DICK 848            3   3  0    12       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 BAHBI 621                     2   4  1    12       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 AVERAGE JOE 887               2   1  0    12       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 VOLBEAT 860                   3   2  0    11       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 MAD HOC 876                   2   1  1    11       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 KILLER SMILE 783              2   1  0    11       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 GREGORR 865                   2   2  0    10       WARMASTERS (15)
 BILI 622                      2   4  0    10       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 PUNCH CARD 784                1   2  0    10       AGGRESSION INC (78)
-MONICA 886                    1   0  0    10       FRIENDS (84)
 '08 CHALLENGER 920            1   0  0    10       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 MEDA 854                      2   2  0     9       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 GROWLER 908                   1   0  1     9       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 URRIM 901                     1   1  0     9       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 HEARTLESS 888                 1   1  0     9       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 WOLFMOTHER 881                2   1  0     8       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)
 KILGORE 863                   1   3  0     8       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 TIBERIUS 873                  1   2  0     8       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 SILVERFOOT 907                1   0  0     8       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 THEWSTER 872                  2   1  0     7       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 COL. KURTZ 862                1   3  0     6       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 OVERKILL 781                  1   2  0     5       AGGRESSION INC (78)
-AVERROES 853                  1   0  0     5       DARQUE AGES (29)
 IAYCK 891                     1   2  0     5       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 FORCE TEN 674                 0   5  0     5       RUSH REBORN (74)
 ONYB ENGLVAR 903              1   1  0     4       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 HAKKON 895                    1   1  0     4       GOONSWARM (79)
 MISSION 695                   0   4  0     4       RUSH REBORN (74)
 KEY CUTTER 894                0   3  0     3       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 ST. GEORGE 902                0   2  0     2       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SHOTGUN WEDDING 898           0   2  0     2       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 JADWOLF 905                   0   2  0     2       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 MARATHON 727                  0   2  0     2       RUSH REBORN (74)
 E.M. FORSTER 914              0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 ATTILA KEENBLADE 912          0   1  0     1       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-ROSS 883                      0   1  0     1       FRIENDS (84)
 DUELMOUSTER 913               0   1  0     1       RODENT CLAN (37)
 LIVIA 909                     0   1  0     1       WHY CAN'T US (82)
-CHANDLER 882                  0   1  0     1       FRIENDS (84)

'-' 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  NONE
'67 FIREBIRD 645       13  8 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   DARK CHAMPION          52  NONE
ZOK THE SMASHER 859     0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 OWL-EYES 851           48  REVENGED
DAZED 911               0  1 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13  BLACK ORC              52  NONE
WORMY 855               1  3 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13  WEE BEASTIE 864        51  JUST REVENGED
BOB 906                 0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       BLACK ORC              52  NONE
FRITZ 841               1  5 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       SLEDGE 629             51   
JETBLACK 807            4  4 1 FUCHI OWNED 54       GRACCHUS 825           51   
HYDROSAN 818            4  4 0 GOONSWARM 79         SPYMASTER              52  NONE
GUTHUATER 720           7  9 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     RYAK RAZORSAW 597      52   
DA1 916                 0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   BLACK ORC              52  NONE
DAA 915                 0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   MOUNTAIN TROLL         52  NONE
KILL ME PLEASE 868      1  3 0 ORCAE ITA 80         HIGH ELF               52  NONE
OH FACE 811             1  3 0 ORCAE ITA 80         MARY ELLEN 694         48  NOT REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
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  JUST REVENGED
PHILDYER 890            0  1 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 85   HUSKER DU 878          50  REVENGED
9 GERBILLIMETER 828     3  3 0 RODENT CLAN 37       DEADTEAR 793           51   
MIRDRAUG 787            6  2 0 THE DRAUGS 17        WIMPY 808              51   
DA4 918                 0  1 0 THE MOTHERSHIP 83    SPYMASTER              52  NONE
SOULRIPPER 816          1  7 0 UNHOLY KNIGHTS 81    WURM KIN               52  NONE
PERTACUS 826            0  4 0 WARMASTERS 15        REMEDIAL 792           48  REVENGED
AIR HAMMER 919          0  1 0 WOODY'S WORKSHOP 69  GROWLER 908            52   
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

What a bloody turn...and we went over 30!!  Our arena is still deadly and lovely....
-- Le Pentarque

Ack, Kellumbo swept the titles.  Congrats!  We will see if your next generation can
keep the pace.

I knew that meeting a Mad Ratter wouldn't be nice. -- Rat-Loving Cat
personal ads 81 

Cult of Bachus -- Even in a losing effort, we can respect you for trying to find a
way to get a win against Tyra on the bloodfeud.  Kudos for not giving up. -- DK

Elephant -- I think we have heard enough out of you.  Enough of this one on one
business.  It's time the IC came down on you.  Hope you find a way to use three or
four avoids every turn. -- DK

Gentleben -- Wipe that drool off.  You look stupid. -- DK

La Pentarque -- It takes real effort to lose that big of a downchallenge to a guy
with under five FE.  Well done.  With challenges like that, I don't want to hear
anything about how you dislike downchallenging or any junk like that.  Your butt is
firmly seated on the Delarq side of the boat. -- DK

Ed. -- Can we get another manager list in here? -- Nomad

    AARP                Lord Xiang              KATHOUSE           Kat
    AGGRESSION INC      The Director            KELLUMBO'S KIDS    Detective Kellumbo
    ALE HOUSE MERCS     Pauly                   LA PENTARCHIE      Le Pentarque
    AMERICAN MUSCLE     Elephant                LITERATE LOONS     Sherman
    BATTLE GRUNTS       General Ikillu          OF WOLF AND MAN    Tripwire
    BIG LAKE OUTCASTS   Den                     ORCAE ITA          ?
    CLAN LONGBEARD      Visionist               PENTAGONAL PINK    Bil
    CULT OF BACCHUS     DeGotti                 PHILANTHROPISTS    Aragorn
    DARQUE AGES         Master Darque           RODENT CLAN        Swinetiger
    DRAGONBANE GUILD    Spirewolf               THE DRAUGS         Rillion
    FRIENDS             ?                       THE MOTHERSHIP     Floyd
    FUCHI OWNED         Hombre                  UNHOLY KNIGHTS     Gentleben
.    FURRY FURY          Grimm                   WARMASTERS         Vanek
    GOONSWARM           Ichabod Frothingslosh   WHY CAN'T US       Blueface
    HOUSE OF HEARTS     ?                       WOODY'S WORKSHOP   Woody
    HUCKLE'S CATS       Huckle Cat

Grath -- That was a daring bloodfeud.  I was expecting your teammate, but did
consider the possibility that you might be coming.  I just wasn't worried about it.
Now I'm off to the big cave on the Isle where I will attempt to convince Nomad to let
me continue my career.  Not likely, but a Caveman can always hope. -- Gron Da Caveman

Congratulations to the class of '51!  The top ranks are beginning to thin out
quickly. -- Nomad

Ocelot -- My, but you are ornery, aren't you?  Yeah, a bad challenge, but reasonable
ones were in short supply.  I can't believe I let a cat bite me! -- Spirewolf

Monica -- You see, the problem is that there is supposed to be a dragon guarding the
fair maiden.  I was looking for the dragon to slay when you whacked me!  I'm used to
rescuing fair maidens, not fighting them!  Indeed, I had been told the arena would be
a new game for me, and I guess it is true.  A daring temptress is a new opponent for
me.  A lovely maiden and...you can cook too, can't you?  A chef or something like
that?  Well, shall we meet for a drink? -- St. George

Wee Beastie -- I guess that was a bad challenge.  But in truth, you may have saved
the Guild some trouble--Wormy was not the most talented of warriors.  Now be a good
little Beastie and fall to the Wolf.  Don't make me bring the Blackmoon down on you.
-- Nomad

Chromian -- I hope you pass out drunk in front of the Pentagonal Pink guildhouse.
Nice desperation strat. -- Horse

Rachel -- Maybe we can try that again sometime. -- Col. Kurtz

Deadtear -- Thanks for taking down 9 Gerbillimeter since his stats were worse than
his name and he opened the door for DuelMouster. Because The Mad Ratter has no plans
to use his morning star fave in ADM, he decided to try it out on you with a KD that's
a little higher than normal. After he wins, consider the BF over. -- SwineTiger

Rat-Loving Cat -- Sorry for breaking all of those shields, but to be the best you
have to beat the best. -- The Mad Ratter

Krazed Koala -- You sure know how to spank a girl. -- Death's Mistress

Remedial -- Well, that didn't go as planned; hats off to you. -- Wyld Wytch

Vile Rat -- You didn't seem so vile to me, but then I like rats. -- Decapitated Bill

Pabst -- How am I supposed to hold my head up around the rest of the AB's?  Into the
darkness I must go. -- Soulripper

Ghost Of Wormy -- Or should I say Worm Food, you looked good up until the end.  The
master was most satisfied with you and he wants to know if any of your brothers wish
to join you. -- Wee Beastie

IC -- I believe that takes us to 5-3-0 still in your favor.  We shall see what this
turn brings. -- Unholy Knights

Friends -- Welcome to the sands of Shadowspire. -- Unholy Knights

Greetings to all -- Pardon the lack of introduction, but we are here now and ready to
rumble. -- Blueface, manager of "Why Can't Us"

Philanthropists -- Live by the challenge, die from the challenge.  I await your
bloodfeud. -- Mad Hoc

Wolfmother -- And don't come back! -- Gaulix

Year of the Cat -- Well done!  You really shouldn't feel bad about the humongous
experience difference, either.  Seriously.  Not at all.  Not even a wee bit!  I
might, but YOU shouldn't, and that's what I'm trying to say here.  But seriously, I
would. -- Punch Card

War Pig -- Taking a Great Axe to a Lady's head is no way to get a date!  You were
lucky this time.  We'll have to see if your luck holds up next time. -- Dead Sexy

Kill Me Please -- I was TRYIN to kill ye, but ye didnae last long enough fer me to
actually HIT ye!  Seriously, if 'twas I was yer manager, I'd send ye night fightin,
and rid yer stable of yer pitiful stench!  Nearly made me gag, it did! -- Killer
Smile

Orcae Ita -- So far, we're 1 to 1.  And yes, I'm keeping score. -- The Director, Mgr.
Aggression, Inc.

Klaxon -- With any luck, we'll get a challenge through to you this round.  You are a
pitiful excuse for a warrior, and your Tin Can armor is your only means of scoring a
win.  However, we do own a can opener or two, and we would sure like to see the
"warrior?" who hides inside.  Can't wait! -- The Director, mgr. Aggression, Inc.

Klaxon -- Don't mind The Director too much.  He doesn't like your style of fighting
all that much, but he isn't a bad guy.  You did well, and I think I will be avoiding
you in the future. -- Overkill

Rat in the Hat -- That was SOO fun!  I wanna do it again sometime soon!  Sure, I
lost, and that sucked way hard, but damn if I didn't have a good time....  You sure
know how to throw a party! -- Shotgun Wedding

Wee Harlot -- (I know it's a bit late, but...) I really dig that name.  The fight was
fun, too!  Are you free tonight? -- Punch Card

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

'67 FIREBIRD was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
HYDROSAN was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SOULRIPPER was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
KILL ME PLEASE was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BOB was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
DA4 was murdered by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
DAZED was slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena struggle.
DA1 was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
DAA was slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
THE MAD RATTER was vanquished by DEADTEAR in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
SPIREWOLF vanquished WEE BEASTIE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
GARSK vanquished MAD HOC in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
ONYB ENGLVAR was handily defeated by HUSKER DU in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud bout.
RAT-LOVING CAT subdued DOMINATRIX in a 4 minute master's Challenge match.
NIGHTBANE unbelievably bested FALSE TEETH in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge battle.
CHROMIAN was beaten by BORNE in a popular 1 minute master's Challenge conflict.
BRUTUS vanquished SPONGE BATH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
KARCH viciously subdued INDIA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's Challenge fray.
'69 STINGRAY devastated FURIOUS FOX in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PO'D PANDA beat DESIREE in a exciting 1 minute Challenge bout.
CLARA was defeated by GRATH in a 3 minute Challenge conflict.
KRAZED KOALA bested ST JOHN KITTEN in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
GIGI DIVINE luckily beat SYE THE BEARDED in a action packed 4 minute Challenge fight.
GRACCHUS luckily beat WIMPY in a action packed 2 minute Challenge bout.
REMEDIAL vanquished SLEDGE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
BRAIN was defeated by GERTH in a 3 minute Challenge match.
LIBERIUS overpowered TIN SNIPS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
WAR PIG was savagely defeated by DECAPITATED BILL in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
DEATH'S MISTRESS was overpowered by PINKY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
DEAD SEXY won victory over RAT IN THE HAT in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
ST. GEORGE lost to HEARTLESS in a action packed 2 minute novice's Challenge fray.
OVERKILL was unbelievably bested by BALOR in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
SHOTGUN WEDDING was beaten by WOLFMOTHER in a 4 minute novice's Challenge fight.
BOOSATCH vanquished VOLBEAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
MEDA was savagely defeated by GAULIX in a popular 1 minute novice's Challenge match.
HAKKON was savagely defeated by WYLD WYTCH in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
TYRA was savagely defeated by BALLIOL BLACKMOON in a 2 minute expert's Title contest.
DJOHEY DJR. bested PLASMA CUTTER in a 2 minute battle.
BLACK MARIA was demolished by CHUPACABRON in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
HORSE handily defeated ORNERY OCELOT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DJAIMZ demolished ANGEL HEART in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
WILHELM lost to VERMINDERELLA in a popular 1 minute bout.
LIAM O'FLAHERTY viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute bout.
H.P. LOVECRAFT was handily defeated by KANODRAUG in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
BALTAIRE lost to '68 ROAD RUNNER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute duel.
SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 was luckily beaten by '70 CHARGER R/T in a 4 minute conflict.
RYAK RAZORSAW assassinated GUTHUATER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
YEAR OF THE CAT handily defeated P.G. WODEHOUSE in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
ANGERED APE luckily beat MELISSA JOAN in a 7 minute match.
LIMELIGHT defeated OWL-EYES in a 3 minute gory battle.
QUARTON vanquished PHILIP K. DICK in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
VILE RAT overpowered COL. KURTZ in a 1 minute uneven competition.
TING-TING subdued URRIM in a 1 minute match.
FREEWILL overcame JADWOLF in a 2 minute bout.
DJEREE THE DJERK savagely defeated IAYCK in a slow 7 minute gory battle.
BILI was overcome by AVERAGE JOE in a 1 minute contest.
BAHBI was overcome by ZANDIR in a 1 minute match.
GREGORR bested ATTILA KEENBLADE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's battle.
KILGORE was defeated by KLAXON in a exciting 6 minute novice's brawl.
THEWSTER was bested by ABOMBINATION in a 2 minute gory novice's brawl.
TIBERIUS viciously subdued KEY CUTTER in a popular 1 minute bloody novice's struggle.
PUNCH CARD viciously subdued MARATHON in a exciting 3 minute gory novice's contest.
KILLER SMILE unbelievably bested E.M. FORSTER in a exciting 1 minute amateur's match.
DUNNIK handily defeated LIVIA in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MISSION was overpowered by JUNGLEBEARD in a exciting 1 minute mismatched bout.
FORCE TEN lost to SILVERFOOT in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
DUELMOUSTER was overpowered by '08 CHALLENGER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GROWLER viciously butchered AIR HAMMER in a exciting 3 minute gruesome novice's match.

                                    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 -  91 -  3      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  21         PARRY-LUNGE       37 -  33 -  3      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     19         LUNGING ATTACK    86 -  80 -  6      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                      15         WALL OF STEEL     47 -  48 -  1      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  14         AIMED BLOW        79 -  88 -  3      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         STRIKING ATTACK  109 - 132 - 11      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  34 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     26 -  36 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         BASHING ATTACK    45 -  69 -  5      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  31 -  1      30  |

Turn  52 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    5 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK    10 - 11         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     8 -  6     AIMED BLOW         7 -  8         3  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  9     STRIKING ATTACK    9 - 14         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  6         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614      16   9  0  114 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
STRIKING ATTACK  BRUTUS 616                 14  11  0  119 WARMASTERS (15)
BASHING ATTACK   KARCH 584                  15  13  2  116 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
TOTAL PARRY      NIGHTBANE 377              31  16  0  114 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
WALL OF STEEL    DJOHEY DJR. 288            20  13  1  107 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
LUNGING ATTACK   DOMINATRIX 583             16  13  2  101 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
SLASHING ATTACK  PO'D PANDA 147             10   8  2   82 FURRY FURY (25)
PARRY-LUNGE      CLARA 666                   9   6  0   62 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
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 
DOMINATRIX 583.  The ten other most popular fighters were KILGORE 863, SYE THE 
BEARDED 801, KARCH 584, ST. GEORGE 902, PUNCH CARD 784, WIMPY 808, BALTAIRE 833, 
SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595, GROWLER 908, and HEARTLESS 888.

The least popular fighter this week was IAYCK 891.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DJEREE THE DJERK 623, ANGERED APE 749, OWL-EYES 851, AIR HAMMER 919, 
DUELMOUSTER 913, LIVIA 909, MARATHON 727, KEY CUTTER 894, KLAXON 879, and COL. KURTZ 
862.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CHROMIAN (81-40) CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

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

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