DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/14/2009    Duedate: 01/27/2009

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-53

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BALLIOL BLACKMOON
DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
(81-614) [17-9-0,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DOMINATRIX                     POSITION IS EMPTY
OF WOLF AND MAN (57)           
(81-583) [17-13-3,128]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HORSE                          KANODRAUG
BATTLE GRUNTS (20)             THE DRAUGS (17)
(81-610) [14-12-2,91]          (81-786) [6-4-2,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OF WOLF AND MAN (57)        48
2. GOONSWARM (79)              40      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
3. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         39      Unchartered Team
4. AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)        36
5. FRIENDS (84)                33      FRIENDS (84)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     162 103  3 61.1   1/ 3 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      13  2 0
 2/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       160 102  5 61.1   2/ 1 WARMASTERS (15)          11  4 2
 3/29*FRIENDS (84)               6   4  0 60.0   3/12*PHILANTHROPISTS (85)     10  5 0
 4/ 3 GOONSWARM (79)            28  19  3 59.6   4/ 4 GOONSWARM (79)            9  5 1
 5/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    155 110  6 58.5   5/ 2 FURRY FURY (25)           9  6 0
 6/ 9*THE MOTHERSHIP (83)       11   8  1 57.9   6/15 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      9  6 0
 7/ 7 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     146 114  6 56.2   7/ 9*THE MOTHERSHIP (83)       8  6 0
 8/ 6 FURRY FURY (25)           49  39  4 55.7   8/ 8 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        8  7 1
 9/ 8 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      135 110  6 55.1   9/10 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       8  7 0
10/10*PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      11   9  0 55.0  10/18*ORCAE ITA (80)            7  8 1
11/11 THE DRAUGS (17)          119 110  6 52.0  11/14*UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       7  8 1
12/12 RODENT CLAN (37)         105 101  6 51.0  12/30*FRIENDS (84)              6  4 0
13-13 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      126 124  5 50.4  13/21 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      6  9 2
14/16 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      132 133  8 49.8  14/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     6  9 1
15/17 WARMASTERS (15)          131 132 14 49.8  15/31 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     6  9 1
16/15 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     121 123  6 49.6  16/13*WHY CAN'T US (82)         6  9 1
17/14 FUCHI OWNED (54)         118 120  6 49.6  17/11 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      6  9 0
18/18 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    72  76  3 48.6  18/ 7 RODENT CLAN (37)          6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-20 KATHOUSE (3)             115 137  5 45.6  19/ 6 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        6  9 0
20/21 LITERATE LOONS (40)      119 145  3 45.1  20/23 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    5  5 0
21-23 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      80 100  3 44.4  21/17 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    5  9 1
22/22*ORCAE ITA (80)            20  25  3 44.4  22/20*AGGRESSION INC (78)       5 10 0
23/24 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)       114 146 11 43.8  23/28 RUSH REBORN (74)          4  6 0
24/27 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     46  62  5 42.6  24/22 LITERATE LOONS (40)       3 12 0
25/25 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   101 137  9 42.4  25/19 THE DRAUGS (17)           2  2 0
26/26 AARP (41)                 87 128  9 40.5  26-25 KATHOUSE (3)              2  3 0
27/19*WHY CAN'T US (82)          8  12  1 40.0  27-29 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       1  0 0
28/31*UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       17  28  1 37.8  28/32 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        1  2 0
29/28*AGGRESSION INC (78)        7  13  0 35.0  29-24 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      1  4 0
30/32 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        34  71  1 32.4  30/26 FUCHI OWNED (54)          1  7 0
31/33 RUSH REBORN (74)          14  53  2 20.9  31/33 AARP (41)                 0  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.

Well, Tyra, it would seem you neither scummed me nor managed to slap me up-side the
head with your broadsword.  Perhaps there is another strategy you could employ?

Maybe I will try and see if your teammates want to give it a try?  Or will they be
afraid of the matchup and use their avoids on me?  I would think they would want to
show off their willingness to think outside the box...it could be fun.  Then again,
as our fight showed, sometimes it just doesn't work.  I'm betting they avoid.

I am proud that I am the fourth Guild member to have claimed this honorable position,
following after Aldebaran, Anvil Ironfist, and Gron Da Caveman.  Apparently the only
other team to have more than 2 Duelmasters in this arena is Darque Ages.  Sadly, as
they are temporarily on leave they will not be in a position to add to that total
soon.  I always believed that eventually the Gladiatorial Commission would discover
that those coins the little demon was using weren't real gold!  Some demons just
never learn.  As for the Guild, I guess when I leave this throne it will likely be
awhile before the Guild can claim titleholder #5 as Spirewolf and the others are
still a bit inexperienced.  Unfortunate, but such is the way of it.

So, what should I leave behind for the treasury of the throne, that nifty little
coffer that holds mementos from Duelmasters past?   It seems that perhaps the best
choice would be a piece of Tyra's armor, procured while smacking her upside the head!
Or maybe a little box, you know, one I can think outside of?  Or maybe a piece of
dented armor inside of a box--the style match-up box that Tyra still fit into last
turn?  Now that sounds like a winning idea!

That's enough for now.  I hope to return and do this again, but it is all in the
matchups, strategies and un-boxlike thinking.  If I meet the right foe with the right
strategy, I'll be back.  If not, I might be back.

Proud to be your Duelmaster,
Balliol Blackmoon

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon SHADOWSPIRE, 
for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing is certain in SHADOWSPIRE, with 
changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--CLAN 
LONGBEARD.  Managers were muttering after FRIENDS showed SHADOWSPIRE what they could 
do:  4-1-0 to move up by 18.  Like a chunk of francium heaved into a wet pond, 
WOODY'S WORKSHOP blew up the rankings to 16!  The boys at RODENT CLAN aren't the 
happy-go-lucky bunch we all know and love, after suffering a 11 drop last week.  
Thinking about sending their team manager to the Dark Arena is LA PENTARCHIE, after 
suffering a 13 drop in ranking.  CULT OF BACCHUS posted a nice gain, to come in 9th.  
Everybody loves a winner...  Practice pays for DOMINATRIX, who pummelled KARCH, to 
pocket 27 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, GARSK was winsome, after 
beating SYE THE BEARDED and seeing him lose 17 points.  The arena was more crowded 
than usual this time, as HORSE faced SHADOWSPIRE's Duelmaster.  HORSE found out that 
SHADOWSPIRE isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word 
has it one team in SHADOWSPIRE is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a 
charmed life!   
     And how sociable are SHADOWSPIRE's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like a horde of 
jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in SHADOWSPIRE avoid KELLUMBO'S 
KIDS.  The warriors of KELLUMBO'S KIDS found their efforts at combat frustrated as 
CULT OF BACCHUS apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges 
were horses, DEADTEAR could open up a fast food joint!  Word has it PO'D PANDA 
suffered a romantic setback.  Note how he challenged NIGHTBANE, 32 points his senior. 
Soopreyes, soopreyes!  PO'D PANDA emerges from the fray 7 points the richer.  Good 
show, PO'D PANDA!  Take heed SHADOWSPIRE, of the unprincipled action of ABOMBINATION. 
By challenging ATTILA KEENBLADE, 16 points below it, ABOMBINATION besmirches the 
noble art of dueling.  ABOMBINATION overcame ATTILA KEENBLADE.  The whole thing 
leaves a bitter memory.  Place your bets!  OVERKILL is the long shot of the week:  
they challenged BRAIN, up by 27.  It's not whether you win or lose, but how many 
points you get (1).  Right, OVERKILL?  As a confidence booster, KLAXON challenged 
SHOTGUN WEDDING, down 20 points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare 
time, KLAXON?  KLAXON overcame SHOTGUN WEDDING with a point difference of 20.  So 
this is what SHADOWSPIRE calls a duel.  This will make an interesting tale.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  KARCH of CULT OF 
BACCHUS, possessing a sorry record of 15-14-2, lost his last battle to DOMINATRIX of 
OF WOLF AND MAN.  Young warriors, take note!  Such is a failure's lot!  Oh hard!  
that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  I shall 
return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614        17   9  0   125       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMINATRIX 583               17  13  3   128       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 DJOHEY DJR. 288              21  13  1   127       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 NIGHTBANE 377                32  16  0   116       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 '69 STINGRAY 736              9   6  0   116       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 INDIA 391                    31  17  0   110       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CHUPACABRON 284              18  33  1    99       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           30   8  0    98       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 DJAIMZ 168                   22  13  1    95       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 SPONGE BATH 226              19  34  2    93       AARP (41)
 FURIOUS FOX 143              12   7  0    93       FURRY FURY (25)
-MOOSE DROOL 563              15  17  0    91       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 HORSE 610                    14  12  2    91       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 BRUTUS 616                   14  12  0    91       WARMASTERS (15)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PO'D PANDA 147               10   9  2    89       FURRY FURY (25)
 GRATH 581                    18  12  0    87       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-BLACK MARIA 435              22  12  1    84       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 FALSE TEETH 521              16  23  2    84       AARP (41)
 PLASMA CUTTER 626            11  10  0    83       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 DEADTEAR 793                  8   2  1    80       GOONSWARM (79)
 GRACCHUS 825                  8   1  1    71       WARMASTERS (15)
 DESIREE 577                  19  13  0    70       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILHELM 770                   8   3  1    66       WARMASTERS (15)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLARA 666                     9   6  0    62       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 GIGI DIVINE 613              15  10  0    61       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 ORNERY OCELOT 144             9  10  0    59       FURRY FURY (25)
-ANGEL HEART 644               8   8  0    59       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597            12  17  2    58       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 VERMINDERELLA 605            11   6  0    58       RODENT CLAN (37)
 ST JOHN KITTEN 840            6   2  0    58       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747          12   2  0    57       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERTH 665                     9  13  1    55       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 '70 CHARGER R/T 745          10   4  0    52       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 KANODRAUG 786                 6   4  2    51       THE DRAUGS (17)
 PINKY 809                     5   4  2    50       ORCAE ITA (80)
 BALTAIRE 833                  4   3  0    50       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 GARSK 892                     4   0  0    50       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 KRAZED KOALA 748              8   4  0    49       FURRY FURY (25)
-HARP 744                      6   5  0    49       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 WIMPY 808                     5   4  1    49       ORCAE ITA (80)
-TABITHA 682                  10   9  0    47       KATHOUSE (3)
 VILE RAT 795                  7   3  0    47       GOONSWARM (79)
 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595        11   7  4    44       RODENT CLAN (37)
 LIBERIUS 824                  5   4  2    44       WARMASTERS (15)
-KOBE 683                     12   7  0    43       KATHOUSE (3)
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698          10   9  1    40       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SLEDGE 629                    6  15  1    39       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 QUARTON 827                   6   3  0    38       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-MCKAMY 684                    9  10  0    37       KATHOUSE (3)
-MARY ELLEN 694                8  10  2    36       KATHOUSE (3)
 H.P. LOVECRAFT 692            6  14  0    36       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 ANGERED APE 749               8   4  0    35       FURRY FURY (25)
 BRAIN 812                     4   5  0    35       ORCAE ITA (80)
 ZANDIR 869                    4   1  0    34       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEE BEASTIE 864               4   1  1    33       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 FREEWILL 675                  4   5  0    33       RUSH REBORN (74)
 P.G. WODEHOUSE 709            6  12  1    31       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SYE THE BEARDED 801           4   6  0    31       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-PABST 823                     5   2  0    29       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 DUNNIK 900                    3   0  0    29       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 YEAR OF THE CAT 765           7   5  0    28       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 REMEDIAL 792                  5   5  2    28       GOONSWARM (79)
 LIMELIGHT 673                 5   9  1    28       RUSH REBORN (74)
 SPIREWOLF 768                 7   5  1    27       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DECAPITATED BILL 838          4   4  0    27       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
-MELISSA JOAN 730              5   5  0    25       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 GREGORR 865                   3   2  0    25       WARMASTERS (15)
 KLAXON 879                    4   0  0    24       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TING-TING 776                 6   4  0    23       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 RAT IN THE HAT 832            5   2  0    22       RODENT CLAN (37)
 URRIM 901                     2   1  0    22       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 TIN SNIPS 772                 4   7  0    21       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 KILLER SMILE 783              3   1  0    21       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 THEWSTER 872                  3   1  0    21       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 WYLD WYTCH 845                3   4  0    21       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 WAR PIG 810                   4   5  0    20       ORCAE ITA (80)
 BALOR 846                     3   4  0    20       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 DJEREE THE DJERK 623          5   2  0    19       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
-BECK 743                      4   7  0    19       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 GROWLER 908                   2   0  1    19       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUSKER DU 878                 2   1  1    19       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)
 GAULIX 875                    2   2  0    19       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 ABOMBINATION 917              2   0  0    19       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)
 ONYB ENGLVAR 903              2   1  0    19       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
-LANNY 758                     2   9  0    18       KATHOUSE (3)
 CHANDLER 882                  1   1  0    18       FRIENDS (84)
 MEDA 854                      3   2  0    17       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 KILGORE 863                   2   3  0    17       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 RACHEL 884                    2   0  0    16       FRIENDS (84)
 DEATH'S MISTRESS 813          3   6  0    15       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 COL. KURTZ 862                2   3  0    15       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
-OWL-EYES 851                  3   3  1    13       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 PHILIP K. DICK 848            3   4  0    13       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HAKKON 895                    2   1  0    13       GOONSWARM (79)
 VOLBEAT 860                   3   3  0    12       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 BAHBI 621                     2   5  1    12       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 ST. GEORGE 902                1   2  1    12       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 KEY CUTTER 894                1   3  0    12       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 ROSS 883                      1   1  0    12       FRIENDS (84)
 BILI 622                      2   5  0    11       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 IAYCK 891                     2   2  0    10       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 PINKY'S PIG BOY 935           1   0  0    10       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 MAD HOC 876                   2   2  1     9       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 DEAD SEXY 782                 2   2  0     9       AGGRESSION INC (78)
-HEARTLESS 888                 1   1  0     9       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 AVERAGE JOE 887               2   2  0     8       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 WOLFMOTHER 881                2   2  0     8       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)
 MONICA 886                    1   1  0     7       FRIENDS (84)
 MARATHON 727                  1   2  0     7       RUSH REBORN (74)
 PUNCH CARD 784                1   3  0     6       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 OVERKILL 781                  1   3  0     6       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 TIBERIUS 873                  1   3  0     6       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 GURGLE 922                    1   0  0     6       THE MOTHERSHIP (83)
 JOEY 933                      1   0  0     6       FRIENDS (84)
 CORRIN 924                    1   0  0     5       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MISSION 695                   0   5  0     5       RUSH REBORN (74)
 SILVERFOOT 907                1   1  0     4       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 '08 CHALLENGER 920            1   1  0     4       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 JUNGLEBEARD 910               1   1  0     4       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 SHOTGUN WEDDING 898           0   3  0     3       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 FAITH 923                     0   1  0     3       ORCAE ITA (80)
 JADWOLF 905                   0   3  0     3       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 ATTILA KEENBLADE 912          0   2  0     2       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DUELMOUSTER 913               0   2  0     2       RODENT CLAN (37)
 E.M. FORSTER 914              0   2  0     2       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 LIVIA 909                     0   2  0     2       WHY CAN'T US (82)
 CROQUE_MORT 934               0   1  0     1       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 WEDGE 938                     0   1  0     1       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 LORD EXETER 932               0   1  0     1       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
'71 PINTO 927           0  1 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   ARENAMASTER            53  NONE
DA BOUND 936            0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 STONE GOLEM            53  NONE
KARCH 584              15 14 2 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    DOMINATRIX 583         53   
WORMY 855               1  3 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13  WEE BEASTIE 864        51  REVENGED
FRITZ 841               1  5 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       SLEDGE 629             51   
JETBLACK 807            4  4 1 FUCHI OWNED 54       GRACCHUS 825           51   
TOM 929                 0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       STONE GOLEM            53  NONE
SIR MOLLE 937           0  1 0 GOONSWARM 79         HIGH ELF               53  NONE
WEETODDIDBEN 921        0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 18   ST. GEORGE 902         53   
GUTHUATER 720           7  9 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     RYAK RAZORSAW 597      52   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 925                 0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   SPYMASTER              53  NONE
DA2 926                 0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   STONE GOLEM            53  NONE
CHICKEN 761             2  6 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   KANODRAUG 786          49  NOT REVENGED
DADDY 763               1  7 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   HUGH CAPET 690         49  NOT REVENGED
BOOSATCH 889            2  2 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 85   LIBERIUS 824           53   
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   
THE BAD RATTER 931      0  1 0 RODENT CLAN 37       MOUNTAIN TROLL         53  NONE
FORCE TEN 674           0  6 0 RUSH REBORN 74       BANDIT PRINCE          53  NONE
MIRDRAUG 787            6  2 0 THE DRAUGS 17        WIMPY 808              51   
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  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sweet and sour. I am happy to put my greedy hands one more time upon the team
throne...but I'm the helpless victim of an ugly string of deaths....  Please stop
butchering my warriors, friendly foes! -- Le Pentarque

Well, we settled this on the forum:  I am not the losing downchallenger Kellumbo
denounced in the last NL!  I do downchallenge the downchallengers but I usually win
when I indulge in that kind of disgusting ways. ;) -- Le Pentarque

Punch Card -- Thanks for the recomforting words...I was feeling bad! -- Year of the
Cat, a sensible guy

Well done, Balliol!  You are a gallant DM!

Elephant -- You are working on turning me into an enemy.  And your use of decise and
parry only go so far. -- Grimm

Desiree -- I was concerned about that challenge, good fight.  I can see you will
bring your manager much pride. -- PO'd Panda

Junky Car -- Since I know you are american made, your warranty is up.  Next time it
is on my terms, use your avoids. -- Fox

Nomad -- Grats on the throne, you have some skill lad. -- Grimm

St John Kitten -- Sorry, much like you I wish to get rid of the scum.  PS very well
fought. I just got in a few extra crits.  See you at the top soon. -- Koala

Kellumbo -- Thanks for the kudos!  I tried to suprise Tyra with the first couple BF
challenges trying to catch her in a different strat but as I said before she sure can
take damage!  Glad to see her go! -- DeGotti

For those interested -- Chromian LU 13-7-18-15(2)-17-5-11 MA Init, EX Att. -1 Init -4
Att.  MO/MO EP Init Learn.  He is off to retirement! -- DeGotti

Horse -- Even if I did pass out in front of the Pentagonal Pink's guildhouse it
doesn't look like there is anyone home to do anything about it! -- Chromian

Blueface -- We now cross blades in two arenas!  Good luck to you! -- DeGotti

Tripwire and Woody -- Stop by and pick up your Mannequinn Chalice any time! --
DeGotti

DK -- From your comments to Elephant on last turn's Personals, I gather that the Iron
Council has grown weary of cleaning the egg off off Tripwire's face.  Your
willingness to jump into this rivalry proves more than anything that Elephant has
won. -- The Director, mgr. Aggression Inc.

Elephant -- Congrats on your victory over Tripwire.  The next round's on us! --
Aggression Inc.

Rat in the Hat -- You fought a most excellent fight!  I look forward to our next
meeting! -- Dead Sexy

Wolfmother -- Dude!  What a waste of my time!  That wasn't fun at ALL!  It's not that
I mind losing, I just hate to lose, and not have any FUN.  You are totally Lame Dash
Oh! -- Shotgun Wedding

Balor -- You did well.  I think I underperformed a bit, but either way, you're a
tough nut to crack.  Maybe I'll have better luck  next time. -- Overkill

E.M. Forster -- 'Aye, ye nearly got me ye did.  Thought ye had that one in the bag,
dintcha?  Thanks ye fer the skills, love! -- Killer Smile

Marathon -- It wasn't my intention to make you defecate on yourself, but MAN was it
funny!  The Director hasn't stopped laughing yet! -- Punch Card

Balliol -- Congratulations on the title.  Nice to see one of us "younger" warriors at
the top.  Do me a favor though and keep the throne warm for me.  I'm hoping to have
the honor of sitting there soon myself! -- Brutus

American Muscle -- Nice turn.  69 points of recognition is pretty impressive. --
Vanek, Manager of Warmasters

Rat-Loving Cat -- That's a pretty impressive record you've got there.  30-7, not too
shabby.  That 81% win ratio must really put a smile on your manager's face,
especially since it has contributed to you being able to hold the top spot from
Kelumbo's Kids.  Well done. -- Vanek

Nice to see Rush Reborn and Mongoloids II back.  Glad you boys decided to return and
have alittle fun.  Make sure to stick around this time! -- Vanek

Spirewolf -- That sure is one big stick and you swing it with such confidence, I was
to nervous to hold my dagger, can we try that again? -- Wee Beastie

Opinicus -- We split that round but not the way either of us thought, maybe we ought
to just wait for random match-ups and see what happens then. -- Gentleben

Pinky -- Ouch! -- Death

War Pig -- Take that you son of a pig, swine in mud clothing, bacon still on the
bone, ha......ha...ha.ha, and ho. -- Bill Without a Head
P.s.  You're not the only pig in the arena any more.

Iron Council -- Well now, let see what the math says now.....5 for you and 4 for me,
one more and I tie it up.  Are we going to dance this turn dk, your the only one I
have a losing record to.  If we don't get our challanges in and we don't match-up
this time, I say we plan an open challange fight, you game? -- Gentleben
P.S.  The Mongoloids II, welcome to the festivities.

Rush -- Are you going to play at the club tonight, I'm dying to see you in concert (I
say this in hopes that I don't jinx myself and have someone die to prove it), you
guys are my favorite band.  I am so glad that master let you be reborn that is so
cool. -- Gentleben

DK -- The reason I was drool so much was because rush was in town. -- Gentleben

All -- Sorry everyone HAL keeps eating my qoutes every week. -- Visionist

False Teeth -- I am glad you survived your trip too the infirmary and hope the leg
heals quickly. -- Borne

H.P. Lovecraft -- In a battle of under achievers I seem to be found lacking. -- Gerth

Overkill -- Thanks a lot now I get too fight by torch light. -- Dresh

Rat in the Hat -- After losing to a rat, I also get too fight by torch light. --
Xarid

Gregorr -- What the!?!  How the!?!  You can't beat luck. -- Zandir

Black Maria -- Poor weapon choice on my part.  That makes me 1-3 against you. --
Borne

Pabst -- I hate you and your kind. -- Gerth

Volbeat -- I foresee a lot of pain in your future. -- Zandir

India -- Finally I beat you. -- Borne

67 Firebird -- Things sure look different from your knees don't they. -- Gerth

Kilgore -- Thanks for the advice, I will try and do better. -- Zandir

Ross -- Looks like I fight better when desperate. -- Dunnik

Chandler -- Always good to beat down a Golem. -- Urrim

All -- Borne is the 4th and final original member of the Clan to receive his invite
and will be retiring. Here are his stats.  15(+1)-11(+1)-13-17(+1)-13-8-11(+1),
Master Attack and Initiative, Adv Expert Defense and Parry. Favorites are Greatsword,
Moderate/Moderate, Defensive skills. -- Visionist

Congats to all the recent inductees. -- Visionist

Kellumbo -- I accept. Go ahead and try to play the bully of the arena.  Do you really
think an Elephant is afraid of a pack of hyenas?  I can tell you that more and more
managers in this arena are growing tired of you and your babysitters club trying to
police this arena.  If you want to waste your challenges on me, great that's less
challenges to go around for the other teams in here.  I may chose to skip a turn or 3
to throw your challenges off, we'll see.  What's funny is Jekyll came to me in
private and I was pretty much done with this in 09.  I guess I'm not now.  What's
funnier is Trip said she'd never quit.  I guess this is her way out?  Bring it. --
Elephant

Trip -- Really?  Before I buy you a dress please tell me you're not going out like a
chump.  That was you that said you don't hide behind your friends and that you don't
run from a fight.  It's been a long time coming but it's finally time to declare my
victory. -- Elephant, Victor of Tripwire with a final score of 14 to 5

Managers of Shadowspire -- You see what's going on here.  If you're tired of
Kellumbo, his threats and intimidation tactics let me know.  Two can play this.  If
you don't want to pick a side and stay neutral at least you know he and his cronies
will be using their challenges on me.  Feel free to take advantage of that. --
Elephant

Wee Beastie -- Now why did you have to go and make the dirt nap comment?  I know you
claim to be a nasty from Hell and all, but that just wasn't very nice.  Particularly

since Wormy will not be showing up in your bosses dorm room anytime soon.  Wormy
understood respect.  Now you on the other hand appear to need to be taught some
respect for the dead. -- Spirewolf, a bigger Beast

Heartless  -- No, I challenged!  You're supposed to lose when I challenge!  That
was...heartless of you.  Gotta get that first win sometime! -- St. George

Gregorr -- Oh, I think you got lucky that time.  Next time I will bring a bigger
blade and we shall see how it turns out.  It was a good fight, just not the right
ending. - Attila Keenblade

A new top team!  Congrats to La Pentarchie! -- The Guild

Despite what the editor thinks, I am NOT in charge of the Guild!  I am a member only,
not the boss. -- Spirewolf

Elephant -- Looks like you beat Trip down so much that he has to call in the cavalry.
-- Opinicus

Agression Inc -- Take off your shoes cuz your gonna need your fingers AND toes to
count my wins over you. -- Opinicus, mgr. Orcae Ita

Pink -- Congratulations on the win. -- Opinicus

Edward Gorey -- A few losses are a small price to pay for the learns you provided.
Thanks. -- Pinky

I'd like to welcome all the new teams who have entered the arena recently.  Good
Luck. -- Opinicus

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FORCE TEN was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA2 was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
'71 PINTO was murdered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DA1 was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TOM was unbelievably slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena brawl.
THE BAD RATTER was slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DA BOUND was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
SIR MOLLE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
VERMINDERELLA was handily defeated by DEADTEAR in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
SPIREWOLF was vanquished by WEE BEASTIE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
ONYB ENGLVAR vanquished MAD HOC in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
RAT-LOVING CAT lost to DJOHEY DJR. in a exciting 4 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
HORSE was overpowered by BALLIOL BLACKMOON in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
BRUTUS was demolished by '69 STINGRAY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
PO'D PANDA was bested by NIGHTBANE in a exciting 2 minute Challenge battle.
FURIOUS FOX viciously subdued SPONGE BATH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge bout.
ORNERY OCELOT was overpowered by PLASMA CUTTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
RYAK RAZORSAW was vanquished by GRATH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 was outwaited by '70 CHARGER R/T in a 8 minute Challenge brawl.
BALTAIRE overpowered YEAR OF THE CAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
REMEDIAL was overpowered by PINKY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
GIGI DIVINE luckily beat GERTH in a 3 minute master's Challenge conflict.
WIMPY was overpowered by GRACCHUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
WILHELM overpowered KRAZED KOALA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fray.
LIBERIUS easily killed BOOSATCH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
QUARTON subdued LIMELIGHT in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
DJEREE THE DJERK lost to H.P. LOVECRAFT in a 2 minute Challenge match.
WAR PIG was luckily beaten by ANGERED APE in a 5 minute gory Challenge duel.
BAHBI was savagely defeated by TIN SNIPS in a action packed 3 minute Challenge match.
BILI lost to WYLD WYTCH in a 2 minute gory Challenge fray.
ABOMBINATION unbelievably bested ATTILA KEENBLADE in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
LIVIA was overpowered by MEDA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
IAYCK outwaited WOLFMOTHER in a tiresome 19 minute gory novice's Challenge fight.
GROWLER overpowered TIBERIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MONICA was beaten by BALOR in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
SILVERFOOT was narrowly defeated by KEY CUTTER in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
JADWOLF was bested by MARATHON in a 3 minute novice's Challenge battle.
THEWSTER devastated JUNGLEBEARD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
KILLER SMILE defeated DEATH'S MISTRESS in a exciting 3 minute Challenge match.
OVERKILL was handily defeated by BRAIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
GAULIX was beaten by ZANDIR in a popular 2 minute bloody beginner's Challenge bout.
URRIM demolished PHILIP K. DICK in a 4 minute uneven Challenge competition.
MISSION was overpowered by COL. KURTZ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KLAXON won victory over SHOTGUN WEDDING in a 5 minute amateur's Challenge duel.
HAKKON subdued '08 CHALLENGER in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge conflict.
CHANDLER handily defeated VOLBEAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ROSS narrowly defeated PUNCH CARD in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge competition.
CHROMIAN demolished DESIREE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CHUPACABRON was savagely defeated by INDIA in a tiring 8 minute gory expert's fight.
DOMINATRIX put to death KARCH in a action packed 1 minute master's bout.
DJAIMZ subdued FALSE TEETH in a exciting 1 minute master's match.
KANODRAUG was luckily beaten by '68 ROAD RUNNER in a popular 4 minute battle.
SYE THE BEARDED was overpowered by GARSK in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
LIAM O'FLAHERTY was viciously subdued by VILE RAT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
DECAPITATED BILL was subdued by SLEDGE in a 1 minute brawl.
ST JOHN KITTEN overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.
P.G. WODEHOUSE was devastated by FREEWILL in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.
RAT IN THE HAT overpowered E.M. FORSTER in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched duel.
AVERAGE JOE was bested by KILGORE in a exciting 1 minute amateur's conflict.
RACHEL luckily beat FAITH in a exciting 3 minute bloody beginner's fight.
DUNNIK demolished DEAD SEXY in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
ST. GEORGE butchered WEETODDIDBEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GREGORR devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven match.
DUELMOUSTER lost to JOEY in a 2 minute novice's bout.
CORRIN defeated WEDGE in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
LORD EXETER was vanquished by PINKY'S PIG BOY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CROQUE_MORT was narrowly defeated by GURGLE in a 5 minute gory novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 24         TOTAL PARRY      117 -  90 -  3      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  20         LUNGING ATTACK    90 -  80 -  7      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     18         PARRY-LUNGE       34 -  31 -  3      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  18         WALL OF STEEL     51 -  47 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                      14         AIMED BLOW        76 -  91 -  3      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         STRIKING ATTACK  109 - 131 -  9      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     27 -  37 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  37 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    49 -  74 -  5      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  30 -  1      30  |

Turn  53 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:

WALL OF STEEL      7 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK   11 - 13         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY       11 -  7     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  9     BASHING ATTACK     6 - 12         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         7 -  7     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  7         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614      17   9  0  125 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
LUNGING ATTACK   DOMINATRIX 583             17  13  3  128 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
WALL OF STEEL    DJOHEY DJR. 288            21  13  1  127 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
TOTAL PARRY      NIGHTBANE 377              32  16  0  116 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
STRIKING ATTACK  '69 STINGRAY 736            9   6  0  116 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
SLASHING ATTACK  PO'D PANDA 147             10   9  2   89 FURRY FURY (25)
PARRY-LUNGE      PINKY 809                   5   4  2   50 ORCAE ITA (80)
BASHING ATTACK   LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698        10   9  1   40 LITERATE LOONS (40)
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 
KANODRAUG 786.  The ten other most popular fighters were DJOHEY DJR. 288, KILLER 
SMILE 783, VILE RAT 795, GERTH 665, BAHBI 621, ZANDIR 869, TOM 929, PO'D PANDA 147, 
FAITH 923, and FURIOUS FOX 143.

The least popular fighter this week was WOLFMOTHER 881.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IAYCK 891, INDIA 391, '70 CHARGER R/T 745, KLAXON 879, PHILIP K. DICK 
848, RACHEL 884, ANGERED APE 749, LORD EXETER 932, WEDGE 938, and DEAD SEXY 782.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BALLIOL BLACKMOON (81-614) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

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

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