DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/30/2009    Duedate: 01/12/2010

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-78

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IRON SMITH
LA PENTARCHIE (11)
(81-997) [15-7-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRACCHUS                       HUMMINGBIRD
WARMASTERS (15)                SUMMERBORN (104)
(81-825) [21-13-2,123]         (81-1213) [5-1-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAHBI                          BAHBI
THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)         THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
(81-621) [12-20-1,73]          (81-621) [12-20-1,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         43
2. OTTO'S DINER (96)           32      CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
3. NEVERQUEST (97)             30      Unchartered Team
4. FURRY FURY (25)             26
5. LA PENTARCHIE (11)          23      SUMMERBORN (104)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       48  27  4 64.0   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       235 152  7 60.7   2/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)          9  5 0
 3/ 3*SUMMERBORN (104)          18  12  1 60.0   3/ 2 LITERATE LOONS (40)       9  6 0
 4/ 4 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     230 160  4 59.0   4/ 6 THE RED BLADES (88)       8  7 1
 5/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    219 170  8 56.3   5/12 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       8  7 1
 6- 6*SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  14  11  0 56.0   6/ 7 WARMASTERS (15)           8  7 0
 7/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)         168 134  4 55.6   7/16 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    8  7 0
 8/ 8 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      202 187 10 51.9   8/ 8 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       8  7 0
 9/ 9 FURRY FURY (25)          104  97  5 51.7   9/ 4 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        8  7 0
10-11 RODENT CLAN (37)         159 150  7 51.5  10/ 3 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       8  7 0
11/12 WARMASTERS (15)          197 191 19 50.8  11/11 OTTO'S DINER (96)         8  7 0
12/13 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)   133 137  4 49.3  12/15*SUMMERBORN (104)          8  7 0
13/14 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     179 185 11 49.2  13/ 9 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       7  8 0
14/ 0 NEVERQUEST (97)           23  27  2 46.0  14/17 FURRY FURY (25)           7  8 0
15/15 LITERATE LOONS (40)      177 212  6 45.5  15/13 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     6  9 0
16/17 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       51  69  3 42.5  16-14*SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  5  5 0
17/16 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       72  98  3 42.4  17/10 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      5  9 0
18/18 WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)      35  51  1 40.7  18/ 0 NEVERQUEST (97)           4  1 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 OTTO'S DINER (96)         27  48  0 36.0  19/18 WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)      4  5 0
20/20 THE RED BLADES (88)       37  68  2 35.2  20/19*JUNGLELAND (103)          4  9 0
21/21*JUNGLELAND (103)          11  22  0 33.3  21/22*JOSEFINS HEROES (105)     2  7 0
22/22*JOSEFINS HEROES (105)      6  13  0 31.6  22-21 RODENT CLAN (37)          1  4 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

                 *The Dragonbane Guild gets a new manager for a day*

     Lord Exeter leaned back in the chair at the desk in the Dragonbane Guildhouse
and sighed in satisfaction.  After two failed attempts he had finally managed to beat
the Longbeard, Corrin.  Even better, he had finally claimed the throne, something
that both he and the Wolf had failed at previously.  Nomad had been frustrated with
the second generation so far, which made the victory that much more sweet.
     But this time Nomad wasn't able to be around for the victory, he was off
surveying things in Sunset or some such thing, which meant the job of reviewing the
troops after the last turn's fights would fall to him--and explained why he was able
to put his feet up on the boss's desk.  His brief reverie was interrupted by a slew
of curses as Spirewolf entered the room.
     "I can't believe I lost to another one of La Pentarque's warriors!  Those La-la
Pentarchy warriors, or whatever they are, are driving me nuts?!  How can you lose to
a guy named Joe Average?!"
     The Duelmaster attempted to conceal a smirk and noted that, "I don't believe I
did lose to Joe Average.  Or Iron Smith, for that matter.  And I believe that is Le
Pentarque and the squad is La Pentarchie.  Show some respect."
     Clearly the Wolf was a bit frustrated as he howled, "Repect?!  What!  Why...
yeah, I suppose so.  Maybe next time I'll get to fight one of the Warmasters, they're
all over in the champs as well."
     "Yeah, you might.  Of course, then the risk is that you might end up dead."
Exeter watched as his teammate scowled and turned from the room.  He understood
Spirewolf's frustrations.   He just hoped his guildmate managed to vent his anger in
a useful manner in the training room.  Next up, came Blue Marble.  It had to be the
Marble, Exeter could hear him clanking along down the hallway.  Eventually he
appeared in the entry to the office with his helm still affixed to his head.  Blue
Marble walked in, bonking his head on the side of the entryway as he did so.
     "Ah, Bluey, what's with the helm?  Did you just come from the training room?"
     "Huh?  Oh, this?"  He asked, pointing towards his head.  "No, I wasn't training.
Why would I be?  I just got out of a fight.  We don't usually train again the same
day.  Do we?  Are you changing things?"  He staggered a bit as he approached the
desk, appearing to have a bit of trouble seeing out of his slightly off-kilter
headgear.  "So, you won the title.  Sweet!  Do you get to do something cool now?"
     Exeter just looked a bit at his teammate, trying to make out the eyes behind the
helm.  Eventually he did catch a glance of them, but there really didn't seem to be
much going on behind them.  "No.  Nothing very special, except write a column.  And I
have to review the troops while Nomad is away.  Why don't you go back to the training
room."
     Blue Marble lurched to his feet with a grunt and headed for the door.  Lord
Exeter thought he overheard something like, "Write a column!  Write it?!  When I get
that seat I'll just dictate it to some serf.  Write?  Isn't that what those 'writey
people' do?"
     Lord Exeter could only shake his head as Blue Marble left, to be replaced by
Attila Keenblade.  Like Spirewolf before him, Attila did not seem very pleased with
the week s fights.  "I can't believe I lost to a Loon!  A Bashing Loon!  A bashing
Loon with a losing record!  Inconceivable!"
     "I don't think that word means what you think it means," Exeter commented with a
wry smile, but seeing his teammate's irritated response he quickly followed up with,
"but you have been having a rough go of it.  You beat a different Loon the previous
turn, didn't you?"
     "Yeah, the previous turn was fine.  But I'm just not sure what is going wrong.
All the trainers have me doing are some strange repeated motions."  As he said this
Attila s hands were moving in little circles as he mumbled, "Wax on, wax off," in a
tone Exeter could barely hear.  "What the heck is wax anyway?  Ah to heck with it,
maybe I'll just go back to the old style of training.  It seems to be working for
you."
     With little fanfare Attila turned and left, continuing to make little circular
motions with his hands while mumbling, "Wax on, wax off."  Meanwhile Lord Exeter
leaned back in Nomad's chair and wondered how the team had ever managed to get to 200
wins.  A minute later the fifth and youngest member of the squad, the Dwarf Azaghal,
ran into the room.
     "What is with this team?!" he said in a not quite out of breath, not quite
angry, but sort of bewildered or at least mildly confused sort of way.  "I was down
in the training room when Spirewolf came in looking really annoyed after losing his
fight.  What did you say to him anyway?  No, never mind that.  Then he started
picking up war hammers and looked at me kinda funnylike.  He yelled 'training time!'
and started throwing hammers at me!  He threw a war hammer at me!  He started yelling
'If you can dodge a warhammer you can dodge a...' but I didn't stick around to hear
the rest, I just kept moving and hoping I didn't run out of luck!"
     With that Azaghal threw himself into a chair.  "And then as I sprinted up here,
Attila's wandering around saying something about 'wax;.  What is going on?!"
     Lord Exeter couldn't help but laugh a bit at the kid's frustration.  Any
guildhouse could get a bit crazy at times, with warriors knowing that their next
fight might be their last.  But the vets at Dragonbane seemed to be having more fun
than normal with Azaghal.  But he was a tough kid, he could handle it.  In fact, it
seemed likely that he would probably turn out to be the best of the bunch.  "Relax
kiddo.  The Wolf's just having some fun and Attila is, well, okay, I guess I really
don't know what Attila is up to, but I'm sure it isn't infectious.  You'll be fine,
at least as long as you don't make losing a habit."
     "Don't worry, I don't plan on it.  I'm not a fan of the infirmary."  Azaghal
visibly relaxed a bit.  "Do you mind if I walk around the city a bit, give these
loons a chance to cool down?"
     "Sure, go ahead.  But don't call them Loons.  Attila just lost to one and Marble
is still trying to figure out what the word 'literate' means."  Azaghal and Lord
Exeter both smiled a bit as the young dwarf got up and wandered out.  "Really, is
that all there is to managing a squad?  I could do this pretty easily," Lord Exeter
thought as he heard a crash downstairs that almost certainly indicated that Blue
Marble had reached the bottom of the stairs a little faster than he had expected.

     I hope you enjoyed the insight into life at the Guild.  Hopefully I shall return
next turn with a more traditional column.

--Lord Exeter, Duelmaster of Shadowspire

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to SHADOWSPIRE once again!  Hmmmph!  I always thought CAPITAL 
CARTEL was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 3-2-0!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n 
down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, THE 
MONGOLOIDS II's 7th moved them up to 2-3-0 place.  CLAN LONGBEARD showed SHADOWSPIRE 
what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 4-1-0.  
What's with LATRICE?  She actually beat DARQUE AGES' ANSELM, and walked away with 21 
more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at KELLUMBO'S KIDS while they watched 
LATRICE clobber ANSELM.  He lost 17 points and got bruised from objects thrown from 
the stands.  Another fighter (IRON SMITH 15-7-0) challenged another Duelmaster (LORD 
EXETER 16-10-0).  Life goes on.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for LA 
PENTARCHIE's outstanding member, Duelmaster IRON SMITH.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
SHADOWSPIRE thinks OF WOLF AND MAN and their 179-185-11 is too much!  If at first you 
don't succeed, give up...  The bums at UNHOLY KNIGHTS couldn't face the challenges 
from OF WOLF AND MAN!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the 
most challenged warrior, LATRICE!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to 
haunt you.  Maybe UNHOLY KNIGHTS' DRAS is one of those guys who likes pain, or 
something.  That's what he'll get next week, after challenging up 27 to REGINA 
SPECTRE.  I don't get it.  DRAS goes and challenges REGINA SPECTRE, way above him, 
but gets 3 points after he loses!  Is this a new strategy?  SERAFIN GAWAIN of THE RED 
BLADES knows how to pick 'em.  She challenged W.S. GILBERT of LITERATE LOONS who is 
up by 22.  Now was this a wise move?  SERAFIN GAWAIN perhaps got hers just desserts, 
seeing as she was overcame by W.S. GILBERT and ended up with 57 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  NATHANAEL WEST of LITERATE LOONS didn't know when to quit.  
When you've got a 5-8-0, that's a good sign.  Now he's dead.  Is it my imagination, 
or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON SMITH 997               15   7  0   112       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRACCHUS 825                 21  13  2   123       WARMASTERS (15)
 MARTIN LUTHER 718            16  10  0   114       DARQUE AGES (29)
 GERTH 665                    23  24  1   112       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 LATRICE 945                  15  10  0   102       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CORRIN 924                   19   7  2   100       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BILI 622                     17  15  1   100       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698          21  23  2    98       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ST JOHN KITTEN 840           20  13  1    90       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 AVERAGE JOE 887              18  11  0    90       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 LORD EXETER 932              16  10  0    90       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 GREGORR 865                  16  14  1    88       WARMASTERS (15)
 DAPHNE ROSEN 972             12   8  1    88       WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)
 W.S. GILBERT 995             10  12  2    88       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 LIBERIUS 824                 18  16  3    87       WARMASTERS (15)
 TITUS 1031                   11   8  2    82       WARMASTERS (15)
 ANSELM 799                   12   7  0    79       DARQUE AGES (29)
 YEAR OF THE CAT 765          20  17  0    77       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 HUGH CAPET 690               13  16  2    77       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ORNERY OCELOT 144            16  28  0    76       FURRY FURY (25)
 ATTILA KEENBLADE 912         15  12  0    76       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SPIREWOLF 768                18  19  2    75       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BAHBI 621                    12  20  1    73       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 LOW AND AWAY 1060            13   2  0    72       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 PHILIP K. DICK 848           17  15  0    71       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 FLOP SHOT 1059               10   5  2    70       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIMNAR 1053                  12   6  0    66       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 DJEREE THE DJERK 623         16  16  0    64       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 CARIEC TOM 984               14   9  1    64       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ARIOCH 996                   14   8  2    61       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-BRICK MOUSE 987              14   5  0    61       RODENT CLAN (37)
 KIMBHULEE 1019               13   7  0    59       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 XORN 1015                    11   8  0    57       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SERAFIN GAWAIN 1117           7   8  0    57       THE RED BLADES (88)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REGINA SPECTRE 1194           5   3  0    57       THE RED BLADES (88)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WIDOW FAERLINA 1061           9   8  1    56       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 BLUE MARBLE 1030             12   7  0    55       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SINISTER SNOOPY 1069          9   8  0    53       FURRY FURY (25)
 BERSERKER 1047                7  10  2    53       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SHY SKUNK 1133                9   5  0    52       FURRY FURY (25)
 ETTIN 1005                   11   9  0    49       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 GROBBULUS 1140                8   5  0    48       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 EVELYN WAUGH 1070            10   7  0    46       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 LIMP IN 1057                 10   5  0    45       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 CHILI SURPRISE 1085           9   6  0    45       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 D'VINN 1165                   4   1  0    43       NEVERQUEST (97)
 VOLAX STEELBORN 1100          6   4  0    41       NEVERQUEST (97)
 MILEY 1186                    5   4  0    41       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 MYKUL 1018                    9  11  0    38       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 DYLAN RYDER 974               6  14  0    38       WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)
 CHIMERA 1006                  8  12  1    37       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 TACOIA 1203                   5   3  0    37       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 SARAH JAMES 973               8  12  0    36       WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)
 HEAD BAND 1056                9   6  2    35       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCHESS OF ERAT 1234          4   1  0    33       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 BROWN BETTY 1233              2   3  0    33       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 DRAS 1173                     4   6  0    31       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 BOOK MARK 1058                6   9  0    30       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
-THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230         5   0  0    29       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 AVERROES 853                  7   6  1    28       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BRENTNI 1205                  7   1  0    28       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 HUMMINGBIRD 1213              5   1  0    28       SUMMERBORN (104)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134         4  10  0    28       FURRY FURY (25)
 ELTHOR 1237                   3   2  0    28       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CATCH CRICKET 1244            3   1  0    27       FURRY FURY (25)
 BRAND 1189                    6   3  0    26       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
-CHUPUCASUPERIOR 1229          4   1  0    26       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 CTUCHIK 1242                  2   2  0    25       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIRIDIO 1145                  5   8  0    23       WARMASTERS (15)
 VENISHA 1204                  5   3  0    22       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 FIPPY DARKPAW 1099            5   5  1    21       NEVERQUEST (97)
 KID CHARLEMAGNE 1193          2   6  0    21       THE RED BLADES (88)
 GOULASH 1215                  3   4  0    20       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-JERSEY GIRL 1201              2   4  0    20       JUNGLELAND (103)
 VACA 1210                     4   2  0    19       SUMMERBORN (104)
 BOBBY JEAN 1197               4   3  0    19       JUNGLELAND (103)
 SELENA SPECTRE 1192           4   4  1    18       THE RED BLADES (88)
 KISS MY GRITS 1252            3   0  0    18       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 OUTLAW PETE 1200              5   2  0    17       JUNGLELAND (103)
 HOLLY WINDSTALKER 1164        3   2  0    16       NEVERQUEST (97)
 GORBY BUGMUNCHER 1097         3   7  0    16       NEVERQUEST (97)
 AZAGHAL 1223                  4   3  0    15       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LILLEKATT 1217                3   1  0    15       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 IRON GOLEM 1256               2   0  0    15       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 HEATWAVE 1209                 4   2  0    14       SUMMERBORN (104)
 AUGUST 1212                   3   3  1    14       SUMMERBORN (104)
 MIDNIGHT SUN 1211             2   4  0    12       SUMMERBORN (104)
 COSMIC RAY 1191               2   6  0    12       THE RED BLADES (88)
 LARITON 1236                  3   2  0    11       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-SUPERIOR'D PANDA 1227         3   2  0    11       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
-MICE AND DICE 1247            1   0  0    11       RODENT CLAN (37)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSALITA 1198                 0   7  0     9       JUNGLELAND (103)
 WALLI 1219                    2   2  0     8       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
-SUPERIOR FOX 1228             1   4  0     7       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
-SUPERIORBANE 1226             1   4  0     7       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 MACKAPACKA 1218               0   4  0     4       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 DANTE 1254                    0   2  0     3       DARQUE AGES (29)
 HEINRIK 1257                  0   2  0     2       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-TOM JOAD 1251                 0   2  0     2       JUNGLELAND (103)
 ROUX PAUL 1255                0   2  0     2       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-COTTON FRAIL 1248             0   1  0     1       RODENT CLAN (37)
 ZEVRAN 1258                   0   1  0     1       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-WILD BORD 1249                0   1  0     1       RODENT CLAN (37)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MIMMI 1221              0  3 0 JOSEFINS HEROES 105  SELENA SPECTRE 1192    76   
SCOOBI 1220             1  3 0 JOSEFINS HEROES 105  FIPPY DARKPAW 1099     78   
NATHANAEL WEST 1141     5  8 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    BERSERKER 1047         78   
RIVA 1190               3  6 0 UNHOLY KNIGHTS 81    BANDIT PRINCE          78  NONE
JRS 1016                5 10 0 WHO'S YOUR MAMA 89   WIDOW FAERLINA 1061    74  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Thanks for the wishes, Agent...  Merry Christmas to you and all the other Shadowspire
managers! -- LP

I was happy to get back my entire team, since it's holidays time, and it won't be
easy to send rookies.

Nicely done, Bili.
Year of The Cat, not so good...

Latrice, Latrice?  Latrice is around!?
Year of the Cat and St John, lurking (but I feel I'm going to lose that fight)

Congrats, Lord Exeter!  I will be challenging. -- Iron Smith.

Well, Spirewolf, I don't have a clue on that fight! -- Average Joe, the ever-
surprising

Regina Spectre -- Nothing personal, but aren't you some kind of slut or something?
It really wasn't nice of you to use your wiles against me, you, well, uh, I won't say
it again. -- Limp in
P.S.  Yeah, she made everything about me feel limp.

Sinister Snoopy -- That baseball cap you wear just won't cut it.  Get with the trend
like me ... Head band

Latrice -- You take your challenge, your win, and your manager and stuff them in the
0-3 box at The face.  So there! -- Flop Shot (feeling discouraged 'cuz he couldn't
get it up and down)

Bahbi -- There's no crying in baseball. -- Low And Away

Xorn -- I don't know who is more disgusting--you, or loser me. -- Book Mark (who
should have stuck to reading)

Mr. Visionist -- Great, great DM Column.  Very well done! -- Agent and The Capital
Cartel

Mr. Le Pentarque -- How ya doin' today, Frenchie? -- Agent

Vanek -- Who needs money?  Nice turn. -- Agent

Hoping to see some of you guys (Not you warriors, now!) at The Face in January.  Good
luck to all. -- Agent et al

Azaghal -- Thanks for my first win, I appreciate it!  I'm game for a rematch,
sweetie. -- Brown Betty

Heinrik -- You're a feisty little thing but you need to get in some cardio. -- Kiss
My Grits

Maddened Meerkat -- I think I know what made you so mad. -- Goulash

Hugh Capet -- You're welcome. -- Chili Surprise

Lariton -- I love the way you swing that big hammer of yours, baby! -- Roux Paul

Grobbulus -- Uh, what is a Grobbulus, anyway?  Other than exhausted, I mean. -- Blue
Marble

Iron Smith -- At least that loss makes a bit more sense that the one to Average Joe.
Nicely done. -- Spirewolf

W. S. Gilbert -- What just happened?!  How did that happen?!  I just lost to a Loon?!
That just isn't good.  You would think such a literate one would at least have been a
better teacher. -- Attila

Brown Betty -- Perhaps the Diner is getting some things worked out.  I just hate
being somebody else's first win. -- Azaghal

All -- My patience is definitely being tested with this squad.  It may soon be time
to break out the DA and start searching. -- Grimm

Head Band -- Good job, I shall remember you as I think of the Baron.  Wise challenge,
we shall meet again soon, I am sure. -- Snoopy

No deaths this turn.  Obviously the gods were in the Christmas spirit. -- Grimm

Face to facers -- I will be in on Friday, but not until late.  I am stuck in a
medical specialist course in DC until Friday morning.  Let's hope the weather
cooperates. -- Grimm
P.S.  Any Bucca di bippi's in Phoenix, if so have I an idea for our meal.

The Superior Cat -- Your Superiority has sent me to the DA. -- Riva

Brentni -- You are a very greedy gus, you could at least give us one win and maybe
some skills too. -- Dras

Evelyn Waugh -- When I get more experience the story will play out differently, you
can count on that. -- Dutchess of Erat

Outlaw Pete -- The Laws of war are my specialty. -- Ctuchik AKA Chucky

Iron Smith -- Finally all my experience did me some good. -- Gerth

Liberius -- May you find your way to the throne after I am gone. -- Dunnik

Lord Exeter -- How many more strategies do you have left to try? -- Corrin

Xorn -- I even surprised myself in our fight. -- Fimnar

Superiorbane -- Thanks for the workout. -- Elthor

Gracchus -- Well fought. -- Gerth

Lord Exeter -- How the hell did you do that. -- Gerth

Gregorr -- It never pays to be a golem. -- Corrin

Dylan Ryder -- Some things never change. -- Fimnar

Arioch -- Yanno that weapon isn't just a fashion statement. -- Fimnar

Duchess of Erat -- Duchess, my Eye! -- Elthor

Catch Cricket -- Speed almost did kill. -- Elthor

Cariec Tom -- Maybe I will reach respectability soon, well fought. -- Gerth

Lord Exeter -- Third time was the charm. I am a little annoyed at the blood lust
though. -- Corrin

Djeree the Djerk -- Damned stingee teachers. -- Fimnar

Rosalita -- Sorry, I just couldn't lose to a golem.  I would never live it down from
my guild. -- Elthor

Kiss my Grits -- Arrghhh!  What a way to start my dueling career.  Kissin someone
else's grits. -- Heinrik

Congratulations to our new Duelmaster, Lord Exeter! -- Vanek, Manager of Warmasters

Is this arena going soft or something?  Not one single kill this turn?  Really? --
Vanek

"And you could send money, too.  That would probably help."  Yeah, I tried to get the
check to go thru the fax machine after I couldn't get it to send the $10.75 in
quarters.  I guess neither attempt worked though.  :) -- Vanek

     Kinda like when we tried to pay for the paper with Girl Scout cookies?

Happy New Year! -- La Pentarchie

That Bili is surprising.  Ack. -- Year of The Cat

Well, Spirewolf... you must have some kind of curse on you.  I wish you a better
year! -- LP

Limp In -- You looked a lot less lethal than most of my challenge opportunities last
turn.  You seem nice enough.  Don't know why Serafin keeps avoiding you. -- Regina
Spectre

     Playing hard to get?

Most Challenged again this turn? -- Regina

Midnight Sun -- Sucks for both of us if we're the only ones either of us can win
against. -- K.C.

Tom Joad -- I'm pretty sure I'm not as bad as my record. -- Cosmic Ray

St. John Kitten -- You're a nimble little minx.  Brought in to control the rats
maybe? -- Serafin Gawain

Nathanael West -- Nice little brawl. -- Selena

Lord Exeter -- Congrats for the throne! -- Bill the Bard and The Red Blades

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RIVA was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MACKAPACKA lost to SELENA SPECTRE in a 2 minute gruesome Bloodfeud battle.
IRON SMITH demolished LORD EXETER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
GRACCHUS unbelievably bested BILI in a popular 3 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
LATRICE devastated ANSELM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
LIBERIUS savagely defeated PHILIP K. DICK in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
ORNERY OCELOT was defeated by DAPHNE ROSEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
TITUS was viciously subdued by LIAM O'FLAHERTY in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
LOW AND AWAY outwaited DJEREE THE DJERK in a slow 19 minute Challenge duel.
ATTILA KEENBLADE overpowered SHY SKUNK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
BLUE MARBLE was savagely defeated by BAHBI in a exciting 5 minute Challenge fight.
WIDOW FAERLINA was bested by FIMNAR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge conflict.
SERAFIN GAWAIN was demolished by W.S. GILBERT in a 1 minute Challenge match.
FLOP SHOT overpowered ETTIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
LIMP IN defeated DYLAN RYDER in a popular 2 minute Challenge duel.
HEAD BAND was devastated by KIMBHULEE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DRAS was beaten by REGINA SPECTRE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge brawl.
SINISTER SNOOPY devastated BRENTNI in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CTUCHIK was demolished by GROBBULUS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
CHILI SURPRISE overpowered SARAH JAMES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GOULASH was bested by DUCHESS OF ERAT in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
VENISHA beat MIDNIGHT SUN in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
COSMIC RAY lost to BOBBY JEAN in a 4 minute Challenge match.
KID CHARLEMAGNE savagely defeated VIRIDIO in a 6 minute gruesome Challenge fray.
KISS MY GRITS overcame AZAGHAL in a popular 6 minute Challenge contest.
BROWN BETTY demolished HEATWAVE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CORRIN vanquished YEAR OF THE CAT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
AVERAGE JOE was vanquished by MARTIN LUTHER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
GREGORR was vanquished by GERTH in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven bout.
SPIREWOLF was handily defeated by HUGH CAPET in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ST JOHN KITTEN vanquished VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
CARIEC TOM viciously subdued EVELYN WAUGH in a popular 4 minute brutal fray.
BERSERKER murdered NATHANAEL WEST in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MYKUL was overpowered by D'VINN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
XORN slimly won victory over BRAND in a unpopular 22 minute match.
CHIMERA lost to MILEY in a 5 minute fight.
ARIOCH devastated TACOIA in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
VOLAX STEELBORN unbelievably bested BOOK MARK in a 2 minute bout.
AVERROES overcame ROSALITA in a exciting 2 minute fight.
OUTLAW PETE was savagely defeated by MADDENED MEERKAT in a exciting 4 minute conflict.
FIPPY DARKPAW killed SCOOBI in a 1 minute gruesome bout.
VACA savagely defeated WALLI in a exciting 4 minute bloody competition.
AUGUST viciously subdued ROUX PAUL in a 2 minute gory match.
HUMMINGBIRD demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GORBY BUGMUNCHER was viciously subdued by CATCH CRICKET in a 2 minute match.
LILLEKATT handily defeated ZEVRAN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HOLLY WINDSTALKER overpowered HEINRIK in a 1 minute uneven competition.
LARITON was handily defeated by ELTHOR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DANTE was luckily beaten by IRON GOLEM in a action packed 5 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 18         TOTAL PARRY       86 -  72 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  16         STRIKING ATTACK  116 -  99 -  3      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         WALL OF STEEL     42 -  36 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        49 -  42 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         PARRY-LUNGE       34 -  31 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     48 -  48 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  34 -  3      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         BASHING ATTACK    61 -  94 -  6      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  58 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  10 -  1      33  |

Turn  78 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     6 - 10         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  6         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  8                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  6                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  4                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  5                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  IRON SMITH 997             15   7  0  112 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
WALL OF STEEL    GRACCHUS 825               21  13  2  123 WARMASTERS (15)
AIMED BLOW       MARTIN LUTHER 718          16  10  0  114 DARQUE AGES (29)
TOTAL PARRY      LATRICE 945                15  10  0  102 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
SLASHING ATTACK  AVERAGE JOE 887            18  11  0   90 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
BASHING ATTACK   GREGORR 865                16  14  1   88 WARMASTERS (15)
LUNGING ATTACK   LIBERIUS 824               18  16  3   87 WARMASTERS (15)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FIMNAR 1053                12   6  0   66 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
PARRY-LUNGE      EVELYN WAUGH 1070          10   7  0   46 LITERATE LOONS (40)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BAHBI 621.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BAHBI 621.  The ten other most popular fighters were CARIEC TOM 984, DANTE 1254, BILI 
622, LIBERIUS 824, DYLAN RYDER 974, AZAGHAL 1223, MADDENED MEERKAT 1134, VACA 1210, 
REGINA SPECTRE 1194, and CATCH CRICKET 1244.

The least popular fighter this week was BRAND 1189.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were XORN 1015, DJEREE THE DJERK 623, LOW AND AWAY 1060, LARITON 1236, 
HEINRIK 1257, ZEVRAN 1258, GORBY BUGMUNCHER 1097, WALLI 1219, SPIREWOLF 768, and YEAR 
OF THE CAT 765.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

IRON SMITH (81-997) LA PENTARCHIE (11)