DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/12/2009    Duedate: 08/25/2009

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-68

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WEE BEASTIE
UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
(81-864) [15-5-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WEE BEASTIE                    OFFICE BRWN NOSER
UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)            CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
(81-864) [15-5-1,122]          (81-1114) [5-0-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GERTH                          BOOK MARK
CLAN LONGBEARD (39)            CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
(81-665) [17-20-1,96]          (81-1058) [4-1-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WARMASTERS (15)             64
2. NEVERQUEST (97)             33      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)      32      Unchartered Team
4. LA PENTARCHIE (11)          32
5. WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)        29      CAPITAL CARTEL (93)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       19   6  2 76.0   1/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    11  4 0
 2/ 4*SOME KINDA HATE (102)      7   3  2 70.0   2/ 1*CAPITAL CARTEL (93)      10  5 1
 3- 2*THE COCKTAILS (99)         9   5  0 64.3   3/10 WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)      9  6 0
 4/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       205 132  7 60.8   4/ 5 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      8  7 1
 5/ 5 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     201 139  4 59.1   5/16 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        8  7 0
 6/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    195 144  8 57.5   6/ 7 WARMASTERS (15)           8  7 0
 7/ 9 RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)    42  32  6 56.8   7/29*SOME KINDA HATE (102)     7  3 2
 8- 8 DARQUE AGES (29)         145 111  3 56.6   8/17*CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     7  7 0
 9-10*LETHAL FORMULA (98)       14  11  3 56.0   9/19 RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)    7  8 1
10/ 7*CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     19  15  0 55.9  10/15 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       7  8 1
11/11 FURRY FURY (25)           85  72  5 54.1  11/ 9 RODENT CLAN (37)          7  8 0
12-12 THE DRAUGS (17)          131 112  6 53.9  12/ 6 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      7  8 0
13/13 RODENT CLAN (37)         149 131  7 53.2  13- 3*MERCENARY INC (94)        6  4 1
14-15*MERCENARY INC (94)        13  12  1 52.0  14-13*LETHAL FORMULA (98)       6  4 0
15/16 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)   111 109  4 50.5  15/11 FURRY FURY (25)           6  6 0
16/19 WARMASTERS (15)          169 169 18 50.0  16/22 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      6  7 1
17/18 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      169 171 10 49.7  17/14 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    6  9 0
18/17 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      47  48  1 49.5  18/ 8 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     155 162 10 48.9  19/25*NEVERQUEST (97)           6  9 0
20-21 IMMORTAL ASYLUM (86)      23  26  2 46.9  20- 2*THE COCKTAILS (99)        5  4 0
21/24 WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)      23  27  1 46.0  21-20 DARQUE AGES (29)          5  5 0
22-22 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)     104 124  3 45.6  22/23 LITERATE LOONS (40)       5 10 0
23/23 LITERATE LOONS (40)      152 187  6 44.8  23/12 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       5 10 0
24/29*NEVERQUEST (97)           13  17  1 43.3  24-18 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      4  6 0
25/26 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       49  71  2 40.8  25/21 ORCAE ITA (80)            4  8 1
26/28 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       27  43  1 38.6  26/24*OTTO'S DINER (96)         3 12 0
27/30 ORCAE ITA (80)            40  74  6 35.1  27-28 THE DRAUGS (17)           2  0 0
28/31 THE RED BLADES (88)       19  44  1 30.2  28-31 IMMORTAL ASYLUM (86)      2  3 0
29/32*OTTO'S DINER (96)          6  19  0 24.0  29/27 THE RED BLADES (88)       2 13 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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*PREVIOUS TURN NEWS*

Well, the last time I wrote an SYP report, The Draugs were defending the Shadowspire
throne.  As I put quill to scroll on this glorious turn, I noted The Draugs were
defending the Shadowspire throne.  Last time, Dagrdraug lost the throne directly to
Dexter, a warrior and graduate from the Of Wolf and Man stable.  This time we see
Slaughtermouse 5 working his way into the throne in a more indirect manner.  In
other, smaller arenas this would not be newsworthy, but this is Shadowspire, where
the DM throne is still the most glorious achievement in the city.  How SM5 reached
the throne is of little consequence, but what is important is that SM5 is now upon
the throne!  A graduation invite awaited his ascension, so the reign will be short,
but that does not take away from the glory of the accomplishment.  SM5 takes hold of
a record also by ascending to the throne.  He is now the sole owner of DM with the
Most Kills.  Congrats on all the achievements!!

The D2 site has been abuzz with bravado and chest thumping concerning the DM throne.
This turn will decide who is a champ and who is a chump.  Wee Beastie appears to be
the prime candidate for a challenge from the throne, but only Swinetiger knows for
sure who will get the opportunity to face Slaughtermouse 5 on the sands.

*EDITOR S NOTES*

It is good to see all of the new faces in Shadowspire!  A big welcome back to the
Consortium, whose presence was greatly missed on the arena sands.  Am I to understand
it correctly that Kellumbo has promised not to down challenge for an entire year
because the Consortium has returned to Shadowspire?  Wonders will never cease!

Welcome to the other teams as well that were absent when the SYP shut down due to
financial concerns on the part of the editor (people just don't read newspapers like
they did in the old days).  If you are new to the arena and have not introduced
yourself, speak up!  You will find this arena to be very friendly--well, for the most
part.

*Records and General Shadowspire Information*

I begin where I finished on T48 with a breakdown of each style's success or failure
in Shadowspire since the arena's opening.  Total Parry still reigns supreme, but the
Lunger has overtaken Waste for the number 2 spot.  Striker drops out of the Top 5 and
Plungers move in and also jump over the Aimers for the number 4 spot.  Pikers are
still bottom feeding in the arena, but Rippers are attempting to make themselves look
respectable moving up a spot.  The Bashers are sporting an impressive kill
percentage, yet they fill the 9 spot (which isn t good since there are only 10 styles
if anyone is keeping score).

Turn 1 thru Turn 60

Style  Win  Lose  Kill  Win Percentage  Kill Percentage

TP     702   501    9     58.35%          1.28%
LU     763   725   51     51.28%          6.68%
WS     452   437   18     50.84%          3.98%
PL     227   245   12     48.09%          5.29%
AB     422   462   16     47.74%          3.79%
ST     760   836   61     47.62%          8.03%
SL     328   395   17     45.37%          5.18%
PR     131   179   11     42.26%          8.40%
BA     350   503   29     41.03%          8.29%
PS      82   171    6     32.41%          7.32%

Until Next Time,

SYP Editor

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

When Rat in the Hat was in this throne room, he offended the Furry Furies by putting
Krazed Koala's head in a display case.  Since the Rodent Clan believes in hurting
bodies more than feelings, we have removed the grotesque object and will be replacing
it with whatever limb or organ I slice out of Wee Beastie first.  And yes, I'm aware
that there are a lot of you rallying for the tongue.  In any case, it's great to see
Managerr's black velvet painting hasn't been removed and is still following visitors
around with his creepy eyes that seem to say, "I know what style you are."  In honor
of Le Pentarchie being the first team to 200 wins, we are hanging a portrait of Rat-
Loving Cat and have hired a chef to deliver fresh black plaguestries to the throne
room each morning.  They're kind of like chocolate croissants, but with a touch of
pestilence that vermin like us are so fond of.  Hopefully the next DM to warm the
seat up until Brick Mouse arrives doesn't dispense with this nice perk. 

Slaughter Mouse 5

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail SHADOWSPIRE!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as CAPITAL CARTEL is 
pushed out of top team by DRAGONBANE GUILD, who came from 4th with a 3-2-0 this turn. 
I understand that The Welcome Wench is buying the drinks for LA PENTARCHIE tonight, 
to honor their rise to 5th after this turns 4-1-0.  Hmmm.  I want to know who's 
buying the drinks for who tonight at The Welcome Wench, seeing as SOME KINDA HATE's 
7-3-2 has earned them 7th place in the ranks.  It doesn't rain, but it pours for 
UNHOLY KNIGHTS this turn, a 1-4-0 causing a 11 flight drop in the team rankings.  
Hand that team a dry towel.  The NEVERQUEST 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, GREGORR fought ETTIN and gained 23 points and contributed to WARMASTERS' 
4-1-0.  ETTIN has lost to GREGORR, falling 20 points, while helping make MONSTER 
MANUAL a 3-2-1 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and 
SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 remains SHADOWSPIRE's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone 
confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at 
The Welcome Wench until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the THE MONGOLOIDS II 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SHADOWSPIRE, what are you afraid 
of?  And guess who avoided THE MONGOLOIDS II stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was LA PENTARCHIE.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that BRAIN from 
ORCAE ITA was SHADOWSPIRE's most challenged warrior this turn.  SPIREWOLF from 
DRAGONBANE GUILD took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 38 points in a 
challenge against WEE BEASTIE.  But when the dust settled, SPIREWOLF had lost to WEE 
BEASTIE, and DRAGONBANE GUILD left SPIREWOLF doing chores when they went to the 
tavern.  Better luck next time.  In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say 
sometimes), TITUS challenged HR today, facing a 28 difference in recognition.  And 
crowds were on their feet when TITUS claimed a victory from HR, and now has 53 points 
for his efforts.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  The grave that KELLUMBO'S KIDS had dug for VOLBEAT may yet be filled with 
the body of BANDIT PRINCE.  Seldom are the likes of this to be seen.  VOLBEAT lives 
still!  You gotta do what you gotta do.  UNHOLY KNIGHTS has sent PINKY'S PIG BOY to 
the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  A farewell 
moment, if you please, WYLD WYTCH of UNHOLY KNIGHTS has been sent to the Dark Arena, 
and was carried out on hers shield.  RODENT CLAN made what looks to be a tough 
decision this turn, as they sent DUELMOUSTER, with a record of 7-9-0, to DUELMOUSTER 
death.  Farewell, its.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  KELLUMBO'S KIDS has sent 
DEVON to the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  I 
guess it was coming sooner or later, WHO'S YOUR MAMA has lost VELICITY VON, and 
SHADOWSPIRE is bound to miss her.  For a little while, at least.  Kudos go out to 
DUNNIK this turn, for revenging CLAN LONGBEARD's bloodfeud against ORCAE ITA's 
warrior BRAIN.  Well done.  Is it really true that SHADOWSPIRE has more dishwashers 
per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, SHADOWSPIRE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in SHADOWSPIRE, but never good 
to wear out my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and 
my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEE BEASTIE 864              15   5  1   122       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLARA 666                    14  11  0   106       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 GERTH 665                    17  20  1    96       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ST JOHN KITTEN 840           15   8  1    94       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ONYB ENGLVAR 903             11   7  0    94       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 IRON SMITH 997                8   4  0    93       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-ANGEL HEART 644              14  12  0    92       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIBERIUS 824                 13  11  3    85       WARMASTERS (15)
 LORD EXETER 932              10   6  0    82       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 GREGORR 865                  11   9  0    80       WARMASTERS (15)
 SPIREWOLF 768                15  12  2    77       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 RAT IN THE HAT 832           15   7  1    77       RODENT CLAN (37)
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698          19  15  2    74       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 THETA 123                    11   4  2    72       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 DUNNIK 900                   11   7  0    71       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-HUGH CAPET 690                9  10  2    68       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRACCHUS 825                 12  12  2    66       WARMASTERS (15)
 BAHBI 621                     9  13  1    66       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 VOLBEAT 860                  11  10  1    65       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 ORNERY OCELOT 144            15  19  0    64       FURRY FURY (25)
 DAPHNE ROSEN 972              7   3  1    64       WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)
 PHILIP K. DICK 848           12  10  0    62       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 PINKY 809                    11  13  3    61       ORCAE ITA (80)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YEAR OF THE CAT 765          15  12  0    60       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BRAIN 812                    10  14  2    60       ORCAE ITA (80)
 ATTILA KEENBLADE 912          9   8  0    60       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ETTIN 1005                    6   4  0    59       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILI 622                     11  11  1    55       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 DJEREE THE DJERK 623         12  10  0    54       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 CORRIN 924                   10   6  2    53       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 TITUS 1031                    6   3  2    53       WARMASTERS (15)
-ANSELM 799                    6   3  0    48       DARQUE AGES (29)
 AVERAGE JOE 887              10   9  0    46       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SARAH JAMES 973               6   4  0    45       WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)
 ST. GEORGE 902                7  11  2    44       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BRICK MOUSE 987              10   3  0    43       RODENT CLAN (37)
 ARIOCH 996                    7   5  2    42       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 OFFICE BRWN NOSER 1114        5   0  0    40       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 ELILAD 1055                   6   1  0    39       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 LATRICE 945                   8   7  0    38       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 KIMBHULEE 1019                7   3  0    38       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 FULL MOON SWOON 127          11   4  0    37       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 CARIEC TOM 984                9   4  1    36       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BRIARSMILE 944                6   9  1    36       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 CEO 1040                      4   3  0    35       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EFREETI 957                   5   9  0    33       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 DYLAN RYDER 974               4   6  0    33       WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)
-MR. GREEN 1118                4   0  0    33       MERCENARY INC (94)
-MARTIN LUTHER 718             8   8  0    32       DARQUE AGES (29)
 COFFIN FODDER 420             5   3  2    32       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 HR 1039                       5   2  0    31       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 BOOK MARK 1058                4   1  0    31       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 BILEDRIVER 324                5   6  0    28       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 CHIMERA 1006                  4   6  1    28       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 WIDOW FAERLINA 1061           4   3  0    28       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 CHILI SURPRISE 1085           3   2  0    28       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 FIPPY DARKPAW 1099            4   2  0    27       NEVERQUEST (97)
 BERSERKER 1047                2   5  0    27       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BLUE MARBLE 1030              7   2  0    26       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-BINAURAL 941                  6   4  0    25       IMMORTAL ASYLUM (86)
-HEARTLESS 888                 6   6  0    25       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 LOW AND AWAY 1060             5   0  0    25       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 XORN 1015                     5   4  0    25       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 LIMP IN 1057                  5   0  0    24       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
-MR ORANGE 1065                5   0  0    24       MERCENARY INC (94)
 SUPVSR 1083                   3   3  0    24       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE CATALYST 939              6   4  1    23       IMMORTAL ASYLUM (86)
 LIGDISH BANG 983              5   8  0    23       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 DIABLOS 1156                  2   0  0    23       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 THE TROOPER 1142              2   1  0    23       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 MYKUL 1018                    6   4  0    22       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 W.S. GILBERT 995              4   8  2    22       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 VOLAX STEELBORN 1100          3   3  0    22       NEVERQUEST (97)
-TOM COLLINS 1111              3   0  0    22       THE COCKTAILS (99)
 SINISTER SNOOPY 1069          4   3  0    21       FURRY FURY (25)
 POTTY MOUTH 1038              3   6  0    20       ORCAE ITA (80)
 ROBO 1158                     2   0  1    19       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
-OLD SEBSISS 1105              3   2  0    18       LETHAL FORMULA (98)
 GORBY BUGMUNCHER 1097         3   3  0    17       NEVERQUEST (97)
 EVELYN WAUGH 1070             3   4  0    17       LITERATE LOONS (40)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYDERAWYN 1046                4   4  0    16       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 FIMNAR 1053                   4   4  0    16       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-GHENDAL 1103                  3   2  0    16       LETHAL FORMULA (98)
 SHY SKUNK 1133                2   2  0    16       FURRY FURY (25)
-NOCTRYN 1104                  3   2  2    15       LETHAL FORMULA (98)
 GROBBULUS 1140                2   1  0    15       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 HIROSUKE 1157                 1   1  0    15       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 GORSHOK 1159                  1   1  1    14       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 JRS 1016                      2   7  0    13       WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)
-AVERROES 853                  2   1  0    13       DARQUE AGES (29)
 HEAD BAND 1056                3   2  1    12       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
-MR PINK 1062                  2   3  1    11       MERCENARY INC (94)
 CRINGER 1073                  2   5  0    11       ORCAE ITA (80)
-MEAT 1072                     3   1  0    10       IMMORTAL ASYLUM (86)
 FLOP SHOT 1059                2   3  1    10       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 SERAFIN GAWAIN 1117           2   3  0     9       THE RED BLADES (88)
 GUTBUSTER 1088                2   3  0     9       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-NOVENTE 1148                  1   0  0     9       IMMORTAL ASYLUM (86)
-KAMIKAZE 1113                 2   1  0     8       THE COCKTAILS (99)
 D'VINN 1165                   1   0  0     8       NEVERQUEST (97)
-GIMLET 1109                   2   1  0     7       THE COCKTAILS (99)
-MR BLUE 1064                  1   4  0     7       MERCENARY INC (94)
 ONION THING 1087              1   4  0     7       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134         1   3  0     6       FURRY FURY (25)
 BRAIN EATER 1161              1   0  0     6       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
-MR. PURPLE 1137               1   2  0     5       MERCENARY INC (94)
 VIRIDIO 1145                  1   2  0     5       WARMASTERS (15)
-CRYSTALLINE 1143              1   1  0     4       LETHAL FORMULA (98)
-HOOLIGAN 1017                 0   3  0     3       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 HOLLY WINDSTALKER 1164        0   1  0     3       NEVERQUEST (97)
 NATHANAEL WEST 1141           0   3  0     3       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 FLO 1149                      0   2  0     2       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 EVIL STEPMOTHER 1150          0   2  0     2       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
-SAZERAC 1146                  0   1  0     1       THE COCKTAILS (99)
-ALISTAIR 1147                 0   1  0     1       IMMORTAL ASYLUM (86)
-DANTE 1153                    0   1  0     1       DARQUE AGES (29)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHREDDER 1077           2  2 0 BLACK TIDE 95        HEAD BAND 1056         65   
PARSEK 1167             0  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    ROBO 1158              68   
URRIM 901               9  8 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    BRAIN 812              67  JUST REVENGED
BANDIT PRINCE           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           VOLBEAT 860            68  NONE
AQUINAS 1029            0  1 0 DARQUE AGES 29       MR PINK 1062           66   
MELISSA JOAN 730       10  9 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56   THETA 123              66  REVENGED
KENNASTONE 1034         2  3 1 IMMORTAL ASYLUM 86   CAPTAIN SCRAGG 1048    64  NOT REVENGED
BEAUCHAMP 1025          4  5 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 18   SPYMASTER              68  NONE
DEVON 994               3  9 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 18   ARENAMASTER            68  NONE
MISS BUNNY 992          6  3 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 18   CORRIN 924             65  REVENGED
KYZERSOSAE 1106         2  1 1 LETHAL FORMULA 98    SPIKE 1075             65   
ZULLIE 1102             2  1 0 LETHAL FORMULA 98    TITUS 1031             65   
H.P. LOVECRAFT 692     10 22 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    GRACCHUS 825           65  REVENGED
MR WHITE 1063           0  2 0 MERCENARY INC 94     BAMBI FLOPPYFEET 1098  64  REVENGED
DA# 1162                0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   MOUNTAIN TROLL         68  NONE
GOTHIK 1089             1  2 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   DREAD PIRATE 1050      65  REVENGED
GOTHIK 1163             0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   FLOP SHOT 1059         68   
SPAM TARTARE 1084       0  5 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      MOUNTAIN TROLL         68  NONE
DEAD BY DAWN 1136       1  3 0 RAGNAROK'S WOLVES 21 SHEWISH GIANT          68  NONE
JUNKYARD DOGMA 294      4  5 2 RAGNAROK'S WOLVES 21 '69 FAIRLANE COB 1007  64  NONE
DUELMOUSTER 913         7 10 0 RODENT CLAN 37       HIGH ELF               68  NONE
HARE TRIGGER 1107       2  4 0 RODENT CLAN 37       HIGH ELF               68  NONE
HAIRY VIRGIN 1110       2  1 0 THE COCKTAILS 99     GORSHOK 1159           67   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
YORSH 1112              0  1 0 THE COCKTAILS 99     NOCTRYN 1104           65   
ADAM DREAMSCAPE 1094    2  4 0 THE RED BLADES 88    SHEWISH GIANT          68  NONE
CLEO BLOODSTONE 1096    2  4 0 THE RED BLADES 88    HIGH ELF               68  NONE
JOVIAL JULIUS 1095      2  4 0 THE RED BLADES 88    BLACK ORC              68  NONE
SOPHIA FIERA 1054       0  7 0 THE RED BLADES 88    BANDIT PRINCE          68  NONE
DREAD PIRATE 1050       2  4 1 UNHOLY KNIGHTS 81    ARIOCH 996             66  REVENGED
MR. GRIM 1151           0  2 0 UNHOLY KNIGHTS 81    STONE GOLEM            68  NONE
PINKY'S PIG BOY 935     8  8 0 UNHOLY KNIGHTS 81    HIGH ELF               68  NONE
WYLD WYTCH 845         10 12 0 UNHOLY KNIGHTS 81    SPYMASTER              68  NONE
VELICITY VON 970        4  6 0 WHO'S YOUR MAMA 89   CHIMERA 1006           68   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats to LP Slaughter Mouse.  A great one. -- Agent

Draugs, Rillion, we are sad to see you go.  Best of luck. -- Capital Cartel, Agent,
and all The Consortium

Hidden Manager of Corporate Idiots, it is your right to remain "in the background."
After all, it is better that you keep your mouth closed and let folks think you are
an idiot, rather than to open said mouth and prove that you are a fool.  I am sure
your H.R. Manager has fully explained this to you. -- Agent of Capital Cartel

Fimnar, it was all your fault for trying to pay attention to what was and was not
limp.  Don't blame me. -- Limp In

Coffin Fodder, you may not need a book mark anyway where you seem to be going.  Pick
a shiny metal one wit a drink holder inside just in case.  (wink) -- Book Mark

Sophia Fiera, why, thank you very much for the challenge.  I needed an easy win so I
wouldn't sweat up and have be washed before the next fight. -- Head Band

Grobbulus, I had you from the draw.  Gotta know when to hold 'em and know when to
fold 'em. -- Limp In

Gorby Bugmuncher, I challenged and I flopped.  What can I say but "well done." --
Flop Shot

Flo, in the future, don't take your eye off the ball. -- Low And Away

Limp In -- That was a close one.  I can't believe a single dagger shot to the head
did that at the end there.  Since I hadn't been hit in the head the entire fight and
hadn't gotten desperate I was really suprised it put me down!  With a tad bit slower
of a strat (I like to crank it up a notch) I think it may have been a different
ending.  Maybe I will try again. -- Grobbulus

Chimera -- It seems Novgorodny Vir the spy reporter considers a 5FE warrior
challenging a 8FE warrior a gross injustice.  I however, do not.  People look at down
challenges as something to frown upon.  I however, do not.  It is funny.  Some of the
same people that frown upon down challenges will not frown upon say a 10FE warrior
upchallenging to a 4FE warrior.  Such hypocrisy knows no bounds I guess.  Good luck
to you, I rarely double down challenge so maybe we will see each other in the future.
-- Widow Faerlina

CEO -- See the above message to Chimera there.  I didn't consider the fight vs you as
a downchallenge, but a challenge of equal FE as you did.  Regardless of it being down
or up.  If I challenge your 1FE warrior with my 6FE warrior that is a different
story.  It usually depends on who you are before I will do that, but you never know.
-- Widow Faerlina

Pinky's Pig Boy -- Just needed that one more swing..  But it wasn't meant to be.
Good fight.  Gonna tweak the strat just a bit in case you come at me again, not sure
if it will help but it may get me to swing a bit more. -- Arioch

Congratulations to La Pentarchie on 200.  It was a very close race at the end there.
-- Tripwire

Shadowspire -- Better late to the party than never, though some would surely wish my
return was just the ravings of mad DOOMsday prophets.  A 3-2-1-1 turn is a pretty
solid return, I guess some things just come naturally. -- Mordraith mgr. Some Kinda
Hate
P.S.  Nothing like a Virgin sacrifice to get things rolling...

The Cocktails -- I expect I'll be seeing Tom Collins soon.  Just be sure to send his
measurements to our guild house first so our carpenter can have his coffin ready. --
Gorshok

Kamikaze -- Better lucky than good they say, but luck runs out eventually. --
Hirosuke

Furry Fury -- Perhaps next time you will send a warrior to the arena.  My last foe
was clearly not up to the challenge. -- Diabolos

Rillion -- Leaving town just as I arrive, eh?  I hope you return sooner rather than
later. -- Mordraith

It's always neat to see what warriors looked like, especially after they are gone.  I
made the best push I could over the past few turns to hit 200 first, but my marginal
guys simply couldn't cut it.  In case you wondered, here they are:

Volbeat TP 15(1) 18(1) 10 11(1) 20(2) 9 7(1)
While he started off with decent stats, he simply didn't learn well enough, and heads
to the DA without an expert in any area after 20 fights.  So sad.  Really glad to see
him gone.  I would have tried some different strats, but with zero attack skills, all
he could do was scum.  We'll see how well he scums Mountain Troll.

Beauchamp TP 17(1) 18(2) 11 4 17(1) 11 11(1)
This is a warrior that has pretty numbers, but simply underperforms.  Losing to
Grimm's young warrior, on my challenge, sealed this warrior's fight.

Devon LU  11(1) 11 14 17 15 8 9
The worst of the bunch.  If Devon had won just a few more fights, the race to 200
would have been a tie.  Alas, normal damage, good damage, and poor learning made this
marginal roll-up terrible.  He heads to the DA with skills of 18 5 12 0 9 12.

So, there you have it.  I'll be fairly picky as I look for new recruits.  Good to see
so many faces in Shadowspire, the best arena in all the lands. -- Detective Kellumbo

Tadadeedum!  Not a triumphal turn, but the quiet end of a great run... 200!  What a
day!  The beers at the local pub are on me!  May Shadowspire thrive! -- Le Pentarque.

And now... onward to 300!  That Capital cartel team is frightening... will they
compete for the 500 mark?

Well, that was an honor, but a dubious one... congrats to SM5, I can wait a few
months before the next try. -- Iron Smith, the unwilling challenger for the throne.

Congratulations to Le Pentarchie for your victory in the race too 200 wins!  Well
done sir!  You have proven yourself to be the arena's finest manager!  - Vanek,
manager of Warmasters

Some Kinda Hate -- Glad to see you were finally able to join us!  Welcome to
Shadowspire! -- Vanek

Pinky -- Hope your time in the infirmary wasn't to bad. -- Gerth

Onyb Englvar -- If that was an invitation to join you in your bathtub, I think I will
pass. -- Dunnik

Brain -- Ohh, sure, rape me and butcher me! -- Ghost of Urrim

Volbeat -- Impressive showing of will, I salute you on avenging your fallen guild
mate.  Corrin

Volax Steelborn -- Another 6 foot tall Dwarf!?!  There must have been a shewish giant
gigolo roaming the dwarven mountains years ago. -- Fimnar

     Nah, it's the beard.  Anything with a beard, regardless of the height, is a
     dwarf to the Commission.

Slaughter Mouse 5 -- So long and happy trails, I hope you leave with a loss or with
your head in your pocket. -- Wee Beastie

Unholy Knights (except Wee Beastie) -- You only have one shot, if you survive you
stay otherwise... -- Gentleben

Le Pentarque -- Congrats on the 201 it was enjoyable to watch. -- Gentleben

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VOLBEAT delivered the death blow upon BANDIT PRINCE in a 6 minute Dark Arena fight.
PINKY'S PIG BOY was murdered by HIGH ELF in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
WYLD WYTCH was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
DUELMOUSTER was savagely slain by HIGH ELF in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEVON was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
CLEO BLOODSTONE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
JOVIAL JULIUS was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena competition.
SOPHIA FIERA was easily killed by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
BEAUCHAMP was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
HARE TRIGGER was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ADAM DREAMSCAPE was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD BY DAWN was slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena match.
MR. GRIM was killed by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SPAM TARTARE was narrowly killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DA# was easily killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
DUNNIK subdued BRAIN in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
THE TROOPER was devastated by CORRIN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud bout.
SPIREWOLF was handily defeated by WEE BEASTIE in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
IRON SMITH overpowered LIAM O'FLAHERTY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
RAT IN THE HAT devastated ORNERY OCELOT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
PHILIP K. DICK was savagely defeated by LIBERIUS in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
GREGORR overpowered ETTIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ARIOCH bested BRIARSMILE in a popular 3 minute Challenge contest.
GRACCHUS defeated BILI in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
BRICK MOUSE viciously subdued FULL MOON SWOON in a dull 28 minute Challenge duel.
AVERAGE JOE was narrowly defeated by DJEREE THE DJERK in a 6 minute Challenge match.
SINISTER SNOOPY was viciously subdued by CEO in a popular 2 minute Challenge match.
TITUS overpowered HR in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SUPVSR was overpowered by SARAH JAMES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
OFFICE BRWN NOSER luckily beat BOOK MARK in a 8 minute novice's Challenge fray.
LATRICE beat CHILI SURPRISE in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner Challenge fight.
WIDOW FAERLINA was overcome by ELILAD in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BLUE MARBLE luckily beat W.S. GILBERT in a 2 minute Challenge match.
GORBY BUGMUNCHER defeated CRINGER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
BILEDRIVER beat LIGDISH BANG in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
GROBBULUS beat MADDENED MEERKAT in a 3 minute novice's Challenge fray.
GUTBUSTER was bested by EVELYN WAUGH in a 5 minute gory Challenge duel.
GORSHOK was devastated by COFFIN FODDER in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 savagely defeated GERTH in a 2 minute brutal veteran's fray.
BAHBI was demolished by ST JOHN KITTEN in a action packed 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PINKY was overpowered by LORD EXETER in a popular 1 minute uneven bout.
ONYB ENGLVAR handily defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
THETA vanquished KIMBHULEE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DAPHNE ROSEN demolished ST. GEORGE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
YEAR OF THE CAT devastated XORN in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched match.
ATTILA KEENBLADE handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SHY SKUNK was handily defeated by DYLAN RYDER in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
CARIEC TOM demolished FIMNAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BERSERKER demolished HEAD BAND in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NYDERAWYN was overpowered by EFREETI in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven bout.
POTTY MOUTH won victory over JRS in a exciting 1 minute match.
MYKUL was overcome by VOLAX STEELBORN in a exciting 1 minute bout.
CHIMERA killed VELICITY VON in a popular 2 minute fight.
FIPPY DARKPAW handily defeated EVIL STEPMOTHER in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
ONION THING was overpowered by DIABLOS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LOW AND AWAY outlasted NATHANAEL WEST in a unpopular 13 minute novice's brawl.
SERAFIN GAWAIN was demolished by HIROSUKE in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
FLOP SHOT delivered the death blow upon GOTHIK in a 1 minute novice's bout.
LIMP IN unbelievably bested HOLLY WINDSTALKER in a 2 minute gory novice's struggle.
VIRIDIO was bested by D'VINN in a tiresome 6 minute brutal amateur's conflict.
FLO was defeated by BRAIN EATER in a 3 minute novice's duel.
ROBO easily killed PARSEK in a 1 minute mismatched battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 25         TOTAL PARRY      114 -  72 -  2      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  20         STRIKING ATTACK  149 - 126 -  9      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     16         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  26 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                   10         AIMED BLOW        69 -  67 -  3      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         WALL OF STEEL     45 -  48 -  6      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    70 -  92 -  6      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         BASHING ATTACK    77 - 110 -  7      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   34 -  49 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     44 -  67 -  5      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  30 -  0      30  |

Turn  68 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

TOTAL PARRY       10 -  6     STRIKING ATTACK   12 - 13         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  3     AIMED BLOW         3 -  4         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  6         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     8 - 12         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  6         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WEE BEASTIE 864            15   5  1  122 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
AIMED BLOW       ST JOHN KITTEN 840         15   8  1   94 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
STRIKING ATTACK  ONYB ENGLVAR 903           11   7  0   94 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
LUNGING ATTACK   LIBERIUS 824               13  11  3   85 WARMASTERS (15)
BASHING ATTACK   GREGORR 865                11   9  0   80 WARMASTERS (15)
TOTAL PARRY      VOLBEAT 860                11  10  1   65 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  AVERAGE JOE 887            10   9  0   46 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
WALL OF STEEL    ARIOCH 996                  7   5  2   42 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GERTH 665.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BOOK MARK 1058.  The ten other most popular fighters were AVERAGE JOE 887, LIBERIUS 
824, BRIARSMILE 944, CEO 1040, GORSHOK 1159, VELICITY VON 970, ELILAD 1055, COFFIN 
FODDER 420, LORD EXETER 932, and IRON SMITH 997.

The least popular fighter this week was FULL MOON SWOON 127.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BRICK MOUSE 987, LOW AND AWAY 1060, VIRIDIO 1145, D'VINN 1165, 
PARSEK 1167, BRAIN EATER 1161, ONION THING 1087, EVIL STEPMOTHER 1150, HEAD BAND 
1056, and FIMNAR 1053.

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

SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 (81-595) RODENT CLAN (37)