DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/13/2010    Duedate: 01/26/2010

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-79

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BILI
THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
(81-622) [18-15-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BILI                           TOM JOAD
THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)         JUNGLELAND (103)
(81-622) [18-15-1,113]         (81-1251) [1-2-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAHBI                          BAHBI
THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)         THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
(81-621) [12-21-1,73]          (81-621) [12-21-1,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MONSTER MANUAL (87)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JUNGLELAND (103)            53
2. DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)       44      CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
3. NEVERQUEST (97)             32      Unchartered Team
4. THE RED BLADES (88)         28
5. LA PENTARCHIE (11)          27      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)       51  29  4 63.8   1/ 5 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      10  5 1
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       238 154  7 60.7   2/12*SUMMERBORN (104)          9  6 0
 3/ 3*SUMMERBORN (104)          21  14  1 60.0   3/ 9 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        9  6 0
 4/ 4 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     232 163  4 58.7   4/ 2 DARQUE AGES (29)          9  6 0
 5/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    223 171  8 56.6   5/ 4 THE RED BLADES (88)       9  6 0
 6- 6*SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  14  11  0 56.0   6/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      8  7 0
 7/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)         171 136  4 55.7   7/14 FURRY FURY (25)           8  7 0
 8/ 9 FURRY FURY (25)          107  99  5 51.9   8/10 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       8  7 0
 9/ 8 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      203 191 10 51.5   9/18 NEVERQUEST (97)           7  3 1
10/11 WARMASTERS (15)          199 194 19 50.6  10/20*JUNGLELAND (103)          7  6 0
11/13 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     182 187 11 49.3  11/17 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      7  7 0
12/12 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)   135 140  4 49.1  12/15 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     7  8 0
13/14 NEVERQUEST (97)           26  29  2 47.3  13/ 6 WARMASTERS (15)           7  8 0
14/15 LITERATE LOONS (40)      178 215  6 45.3  14/ 7 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    7  8 0
15/16 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       54  71  3 43.2  15/ 8 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       7  8 0
16/18 WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)      37  52  1 41.6  16/11 OTTO'S DINER (96)         7  8 0
17/17 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       72 103  3 41.1  17/ 3 LITERATE LOONS (40)       6  8 0
18/21*JUNGLELAND (103)          15  23  0 39.5  18/19 WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)      4  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 THE RED BLADES (88)       41  69  2 37.3  19/13 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       3 12 0
20/19 OTTO'S DINER (96)         28  52  0 35.0  20-16*SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  2  3 0
21/22*JOSEFINS HEROES (105)      7  13  0 35.0  21/21*JOSEFINS HEROES (105)     2  3 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.

     Nice column, noble Lord Exeter!  You write as well as you one-shoot most of your
opponents!
     My only-kinda-good manager didn't really want me to challenge for the throne,
but it would have been weird not to put my name on the prestigious list of the
Masters of Shadowspire, after spending most of my career on the last steps.
     I was named after the Iron Council, with the idea I could hit some Iron, but
most of the Council disappeared before I could do them any harm and I found myself
surrounded by friends, winning aimlessly.  I also happened to be a specialist of
defense who never dodged anything...  So, I didn't want to be the best-ever failure
in the team, and I am happy to be duelmaster-for-a-day!
     As a testimony of that short stay, I will let a small iron Anvil... hum... I
shouldn't write that name, it's one of my most glorious predecessors...

May Shadowspire prosper!
Iron Smith

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt SHADOWSPIRE will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as KELLUMBO'S KIDS is pushed out of top team by MONSTER MANUAL, who came 
from 5th with a 3-2-0 this turn.  It doesn't rain, but it pours for LITERATE LOONS 
this turn, a 1-3-0 causing a 14 flight drop in the team rankings.  Hand that team a 
dry towel.  The DRAGONBANE GUILD 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, LIBERIUS fought LATRICE and gained 23 points and contributed to WARMASTERS' 
2-3-0.  W.S. GILBERT has lost to SPIREWOLF, falling 17 points, while helping make 
LITERATE LOONS a 1-3-0 turn.  GRACCHUS challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, 
attempting to dethrone LA PENTARCHIE's warrior.  Defending his title for another 
turn, IRON SMITH kept WARMASTERS' warrior, GRACCHUS, from claiming the throne.  Tell 
me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Dripping 
Blade uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  KELLUMBO'S KIDS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were SHADOWSPIRE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a 
team to beat.  And avoiding KELLUMBO'S KIDS more than any other team we find UNHOLY 
KNIGHTS.  SHADOWSPIRE, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, 
sports fans, take notice that LATRICE from KELLUMBO'S KIDS was SHADOWSPIRE's most 
challenged warrior this turn.  TOM JOAD from JUNGLELAND took a risk this turn by 
bravely challenging up 31 points in a challenge against DUCHESS OF ERAT.  And now 
nobody knows where DUCHESS OF ERAT is right now, after giving TOM JOAD 28 points 
worth of recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise behind me.  In a brave attempt, HEAD 
BAND from CAPITAL CARTEL challenged up 18 points to fight SINISTER SNOOPY from the 
FURRY FURY stable.  HEAD BAND perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he overcame 
SINISTER SNOOPY and ended up with 53 recognition points.  WIDOW FAERLINA of OF WOLF 
AND MAN had better have a good reason for challenging down 15 points in a challenge 
which she lost.  I thought WIDOW FAERLINA showed great skill and promise when she was 
defeated by VOLAX STEELBORN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that SHADOWSPIRE has more dishwashers per capita 
that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  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                  
 BILI 622                     18  15  1   113       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIBERIUS 824                 19  16  3   110       WARMASTERS (15)
 CORRIN 924                   20   7  2   107       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 GREGORR 865                  17  14  1   106       WARMASTERS (15)
 ST JOHN KITTEN 840           21  13  1   105       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 LORD EXETER 932              17  10  0    99       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ANSELM 799                   13   7  0    99       DARQUE AGES (29)
 GRACCHUS 825                 21  14  2    98       WARMASTERS (15)
 GERTH 665                    23  25  1    95       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SPIREWOLF 768                19  19  2    92       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ATTILA KEENBLADE 912         16  12  0    91       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MARTIN LUTHER 718            16  11  0    91       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORNERY OCELOT 144            17  28  0    90       FURRY FURY (25)
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698          21  24  2    89       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 LATRICE 945                  15  11  0    84       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 HUGH CAPET 690               14  16  2    82       DARQUE AGES (29)
 YEAR OF THE CAT 765          20  18  0    78       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 LOW AND AWAY 1060            14   2  0    78       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 DAPHNE ROSEN 972             12   9  1    78       WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)
 CARIEC TOM 984               15   9  1    77       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SERAFIN GAWAIN 1117           8   8  0    77       THE RED BLADES (88)
 AVERAGE JOE 887              18  12  0    76       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BAHBI 621                    12  21  1    73       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 KIMBHULEE 1019               14   7  0    71       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 W.S. GILBERT 995             10  13  2    71       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 TITUS 1031                   11   9  2    70       WARMASTERS (15)
 PHILIP K. DICK 848           17  16  0    67       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJEREE THE DJERK 623         16  17  0    65       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 XORN 1015                    12   8  0    64       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SHY SKUNK 1133               10   5  0    61       FURRY FURY (25)
 CHILI SURPRISE 1085          10   6  0    60       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 FIMNAR 1053                  12   7  0    59       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BLUE MARBLE 1030             13   7  0    57       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 D'VINN 1165                   5   1  0    57       NEVERQUEST (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETTIN 1005                   12   9  0    56       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 VOLAX STEELBORN 1100          7   4  0    56       NEVERQUEST (97)
 MILEY 1186                    6   4  0    56       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 GROBBULUS 1140                9   5  0    54       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 ARIOCH 996                   14   9  2    53       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 HEAD BAND 1056               10   6  2    53       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 FLOP SHOT 1059               10   6  2    53       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 DYLAN RYDER 974               7  14  0    50       WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)
 EVELYN WAUGH 1070            11   7  0    48       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 WIDOW FAERLINA 1061           9   9  1    47       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 SARAH JAMES 973               9  12  0    46       WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)
 REGINA SPECTRE 1194           5   4  0    46       THE RED BLADES (88)
 CHIMERA 1006                  9  12  1    43       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BOOK MARK 1058                7   9  0    42       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 SINISTER SNOOPY 1069          9   9  0    41       FURRY FURY (25)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERSERKER 1047                7  11  2    40       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 MYKUL 1018                    9  12  0    39       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 AVERROES 853                  8   6  1    38       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LIMP IN 1057                 10   6  0    36       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134         5  10  0    36       FURRY FURY (25)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRENTNI 1205                  7   2  0    33       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CATCH CRICKET 1244            3   2  0    31       FURRY FURY (25)
 TOM JOAD 1251                 1   2  0    30       JUNGLELAND (103)
 VENISHA 1204                  6   3  0    29       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
-THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230         5   0  0    29       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 HUMMINGBIRD 1213              5   2  0    28       SUMMERBORN (104)
 SELENA SPECTRE 1192           5   4  1    27       THE RED BLADES (88)
 TACOIA 1203                   5   4  0    27       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 HEATWAVE 1209                 5   2  0    27       SUMMERBORN (104)
 JERSEY GIRL 1201              3   4  0    27       JUNGLELAND (103)
 KID CHARLEMAGNE 1193          3   6  0    27       THE RED BLADES (88)
 FIPPY DARKPAW 1099            6   5  1    26       NEVERQUEST (97)
 VACA 1210                     5   2  0    26       SUMMERBORN (104)
 DRAS 1173                     4   7  0    26       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
-CHUPUCASUPERIOR 1229          4   1  0    26       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 VIRIDIO 1145                  5   9  0    24       WARMASTERS (15)
 ROSALITA 1198                 1   7  0    24       JUNGLELAND (103)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OUTLAW PETE 1200              6   2  0    23       JUNGLELAND (103)
 BRAND 1189                    6   4  0    22       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 BROWN BETTY 1233              2   4  0    21       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 ELTHOR 1237                   3   3  0    20       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ZEVRAN 1258                   1   1  0    20       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 CTUCHIK 1242                  2   3  0    19       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 LARITON 1236                  4   2  0    18       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 MIDNIGHT SUN 1211             3   4  0    17       SUMMERBORN (104)
 GORBY BUGMUNCHER 1097         3   8  0    17       NEVERQUEST (97)
 AZAGHAL 1223                  4   4  0    16       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BOBBY JEAN 1197               4   4  0    16       JUNGLELAND (103)
 COSMIC RAY 1191               3   6  0    16       THE RED BLADES (88)
-LILLEKATT 1217                3   1  0    15       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 DUCHESS OF ERAT 1234          4   2  0    14       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 AUGUST 1212                   3   4  1    14       SUMMERBORN (104)
 GOULASH 1215                  3   5  0    14       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 HOLLY WINDSTALKER 1164        3   3  0    13       NEVERQUEST (97)
-SUPERIOR'D PANDA 1227         3   2  0    11       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 KISS MY GRITS 1252            3   1  0    10       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-WALLI 1219                    2   2  0     8       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 MUSSE PIGG 1259               1   0  0     8       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 IRON GOLEM 1256               2   1  0     7       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-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   3  0     3       DARQUE AGES (29)
 HEINRIK 1257                  0   3  0     3       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ROUX PAUL 1255                0   3  0     3       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 ZITH 1260                     0   1  0     1       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)

'-' 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   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

GREAT DM Column, Nomad/Lord Exeter!  Yu da man/s! -- Agent and The Capital Cartels

The Spymaster calls us Cartels overrated?  Couldn't have said it better myself. --
Agent

What the heck!  These are the names I think are Coooooooooooool and would like to
represent.  Call me...Cotton Frail of Rodent Clan, Dante of Darque Ages, Macapacka of
Josefins Heroes, Midnight Sun of Summerborn, Kiss My Grits of Otto's Diner, Fippy
Darkpaw of Neverquest, Venisha of Kellumbo's Kids, Catch Cricket of Furry Fury, The
Superior Cat of Superior Forces NT, Kimbhulee of The Mongoloids II, average Joe of LA
Pentarchie, Grobbulus of Of Wolf And Men. -- Agent (ever the hopeful)

All of us just love reading the personal ads in DM81.  All you managers are the best!
-- Consortium Readers Everywhere

Le Pentarchie's La Pentachie Lord Protector Iron Smith is Duelmaster?  Hip, hip
Hurray!  Well done. -- Agent
P.S.  Call me if you want some really good representation.

Volax Steelborn -- What can I say?  You stifled me.  You beat me.  And all I was
trying to do was read my book.  Come on! -- Book Mark

Kimbuhlee -- Perhaps I bit off a little more than I could chew?  I was never really
in that game.  Salute. -- Head Band

Dylan Ryder -- Now who's your daddy? -- Limp In (Contemplating going all in soon.)

Ettin -- You can't really play the game well unless you have all the shops.  Know
what I mean? -- Flop Shot

Djeree The Djerk -- Didn't we have a good time playing together?  Sometimes djerks
are loads of fun.  (Especially when they can't hit the fast one low and away.) -- Low
And Away (Who will play with anyone.)

Those who are reading this newsletter in Tempe at The Face, may the many rollups you
bought and entered be hosed to the max. -- Agent (Nothing personal, you know?)

Heinrik -- I guess you could kiss your own grits, but you might hurt yourself. --
Kiss My Grits

Azhagal -- You weren't my first win.  Feel better now? -- Kiss My Grits

Duchess of Erat -- Ow!  Maybe you weren't aware that goulash comes already chopped
up.  You don't need to put so much effort into it. -- Goulash

Sarah James -- I can't quit you, babe. -- Chili Surprise

August -- Why you gotta treat a girl like that?  It's okay, sugar, I know you still
love me! -- Roux Paul

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Le Pentarque -- Imagine the fight buildup.  Kellumbo's Kids vs. La Pentarchie for the
throne.  Latrice, offensive machine, vs. Iron Smith, Duelmaster.  Let's hope the
fight lives up to the hype. -- DK

Anselm -- You sure made me look good there. -- Latrice

Midnight Sun -- Another example of a warrior losing before he even steps into the
sands.  You should quit your team and take Agent up on his offer and get a manager
who knows what's what. -- Venisha

Chimera -- How can you have over double the experience, be the same style, and still
handily lose.  You deserve to go to the Dark Arena for that.  Pathetic. -- Miley

Sinister Snoopy -- I was saddened to see the fight results online, and even more
saddened to read what actually happened.  Can you say Lucky? -- Brentni, undefeated
no more.

Arioch -- Hehe, you sure looked impressive in that fight.  Leaping, dodging, crit
parries, rips that took the audiences' breath away.  You sir, are a Duelist! --
Tacoia

Gentleben -- Are you really to the point where you have decided to just toss wins the
Iron Council's way now?  What is our current record?  I notice you don't spout
anything off about it anymore... hmmm... Benny McWeaksauce. -- DK

I wonder how many more personals I need to get more than Agent this turn? -- DK

Damn, Martin Luther and Corrin should open a club for the serious fighters... these
guys are frightening! -- Le Pentarque

Dear Agent, I'm doing fine, and I can see your team is also thriving.  Did you
consider the weird, original or even fun idea of losing?  Your guys are too serious,
send them have some fun at the Flower Girls place! -- LP

Iron Smith -- Congratulations on the throne and your graduation.  They are both well
earned. -- Lord Exeter

Shy Skunk -- You simply should not be ranked that high.  Don't blame me for the
challenge if someone makes the mistake of putting you above me in the newsletter. --
Attila

Hugh Capet -- Go establish a dynasty somewhere.  That sort of thing isn't needed
round here. -- Spirewolf

Bahbi -- Hey!  You aren't supposed to win that fight!  And you have over 30FE and
couldn't manage to teach me anything?!  What a waste of a turn. -- Blue Marble

Well, Kiss my Grits!  No thank you.  Eating sand was bad enough. -- Azaghal

Iron Smith -- Congrats on the throne I hope we get to read a column. -- Unholy
Knights

Regina Specter -- As a Ghost, you're pretty hot.  As a Striker you're pretty
dangerous.  As a Teacher you suck... -- Dras

Grobbulus -- You have fine parry skills and decent attack but you will bow before me
before we both graduate mark my words. -- Ctuchik

Goulash -- I love Goulash that is why I brought my big spoon. -- Duchess of Erat

Xorn -- That was the most boring fight I have ever read remind me to never challange
you ever. -- Brand

All -- Zith has decided to make an appearance, her stay her is undeterminiable at
this time will have to see how the overview and the first few fights go. -- Gentleben

Low and Away -- That wasn't crying.  Those were eye boogers from nodding off waiting
on a pitch. -- Bahbi 

Blue Marble -- Gues a little strat change helped me out versus your kind.  Thank you.
-- Bahbi

Gracchus -- You planted that faulty weapon. I haven't had a weapon break in this
arena in I don't know how long.  Carrying a better backup from now on. -- Bili

Fimnar -- Now you know how all of the Mongoloids feel.  I am not the only stingy
teacher in this arena. -- Djeree

Hmmm, now that I got rid of that little hitch in my swing, I'll see if I can avoid
the DA.  I think my manager's patience is wearing thin. -- Mykul

Congrats to our new Duelmaster, Iron Smith. -- Vanek, manager of Warmasters

Has anybody looked into the possibility that Capital Cartel's warrior's maybe using
steroids?  That 64% win ratio is quite impressive.  I tip my hat to you, Agent! --
Vanek

Nomad -- Nice Duelmaster column.  That was quite entertaining! -- Vanek

Liam O'Flaherty -- Holy %#@$, you actually moved!  Stupid Gregorr told me you'd be an
easy win because you never moved and all I'd have to do is stand there and keep
swinging away.  He obviously lied!  Well done sir. -- Titus

Kid Charlemange -- You caught me running an experimental strategy last turn.  That
won't happen again.  We'll be seeing each other again soon I'm sure, as Vanek was
quite unhappy with that loss. -- Viridio

Clan Longbeard -- I feel like we are fighting every turn lately!  I can't say that
I'm going to be disappointed to see the last of your challenger-champions graduate
soon!  You seem to have my number as of late. -- Vanek

Gerth -- I think I know where you were aiming.  Ouch.  I have to give you credit for
being so damn accurate! -- Gregorr

Gregorr -- Serves you right you big dummy for convincing me to challenge Liam
O'Flaherty last turn!  -- Titus

Well, well, well.  We finally have a Kellumbo's Kid back in the upper brackets again.
I am shocked to see she's a Total Parry no less!  Shocking!  :p -- Vanek

Shadowspire -- Okay, seriously guys, where is everybody?!?  Seeing our beloved arena
down to a mere 22 teams is depressing.  Where did everybody go?  I am hoping more
teams start returning now after the holidays.  I'd really like to see the numbers go
back to between 30-40 teams again.  I'm simply a small fish in this game, so I'd like
to encourage some of you other managers who have more connections than I do, to go
ahead and give a shout out to some of the managers you know who have disappeared from
here lately and tell them to get there butt's back here!  -- Vanek

Mackapacka -- I do "gruesome" pretty well.  Nice attack to send me desperate. --
Selena Spectre

W.S. Gilbert -- Your last name takes less time to say than your first initial.  That
obtuse first initial is a problem.  Clearly you need to work on that. -- S. Gawain

Dras -- Lousy skill learns for such a good fight.  I thought that was going your way.
-- Regina

Bobby Jean -- Happy New Year -- Ray

Viridio -- That is absolutely wrong that you are still ranked above me.  I know
that's not your fault or anything, but still. -- Kid Charlemagne

Iron Smith -- Congrats on the throne and the invite. -- The Red Blades

Cosmic Ray -- You need to do something about that slippery hand of yours. -- Booby
Jean

Averroes -- Could someone, just once, give me a break.  Please. -- Rosalita

Maddened Meerkat -- That was an impressive performance.  Hope to see you rise fast in
the rankings. -- Outlaw Pete

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRACCHUS was viciously subdued by IRON SMITH in a 4 minute master's Challenge fight.
LOW AND AWAY unbelievably bested BAHBI in a popular 6 minute gruesome Challenge match.
LIBERIUS devastated LATRICE in a popular 3 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
GREGORR demolished LIAM O'FLAHERTY in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SPIREWOLF devastated W.S. GILBERT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SERAFIN GAWAIN handily defeated FLOP SHOT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ARIOCH was viciously subdued by XORN in a crowd boring 25 minute Challenge duel.
CARIEC TOM savagely defeated PHILIP K. DICK in a 4 minute expert's Challenge duel.
D'VINN overpowered LIMP IN in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
WIDOW FAERLINA was defeated by VOLAX STEELBORN in a exciting 4 minute Challenge match.
MILEY overcame REGINA SPECTRE in a 4 minute Challenge contest.
TACOIA was demolished by DYLAN RYDER in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
HEAD BAND overcame SINISTER SNOOPY in a popular 5 minute Challenge conflict.
CHILI SURPRISE vanquished BERSERKER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
DRAS was handily defeated by GROBBULUS in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
BRAND was devastated by AVERROES in a tiresome 5 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
BOOK MARK demolished BROWN BETTY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
GORBY BUGMUNCHER was overpowered by MADDENED MEERKAT in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ROSALITA devastated AZAGHAL in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
KID CHARLEMAGNE viciously subdued VIRIDIO in a 5 minute gory Challenge match.
HEATWAVE handily defeated IRON GOLEM in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
VENISHA bested CTUCHIK in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
VACA subdued BOBBY JEAN in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
LARITON defeated AUGUST in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
SELENA SPECTRE beat GOULASH in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
TOM JOAD overpowered DUCHESS OF ERAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ROUX PAUL was viciously subdued by MIDNIGHT SUN in a 4 minute Challenge bout.
ZEVRAN savagely defeated KISS MY GRITS in a 4 minute novice's Challenge fray.
BILI overpowered MARTIN LUTHER in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
CORRIN vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
GERTH was overpowered by ST JOHN KITTEN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ANSELM overpowered AVERAGE JOE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
YEAR OF THE CAT was overpowered by LORD EXETER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
HUGH CAPET bested DJEREE THE DJERK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's duel.
ATTILA KEENBLADE demolished TITUS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DAPHNE ROSEN was beaten by ORNERY OCELOT in a 2 minute veteran's fray.
KIMBHULEE subdued FIMNAR in a 1 minute match.
BLUE MARBLE unbelievably bested BRENTNI in a action packed 9 minute gory match.
MYKUL was overpowered by ETTIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
EVELYN WAUGH overcame CATCH CRICKET in a exciting 4 minute master vs. beginner match.
CHIMERA luckily beat HUMMINGBIRD in a action packed 3 minute gruesome battle.
SHY SKUNK devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SARAH JAMES vanquished ELTHOR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
FIPPY DARKPAW devastated HEINRIK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JERSEY GIRL handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
OUTLAW PETE beat HOLLY WINDSTALKER in a 4 minute fight.
COSMIC RAY subdued DANTE in a 3 minute fight.
MUSSE PIGG won victory over ZITH in a action packed 4 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 19         TOTAL PARRY       84 -  68 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         STRIKING ATTACK  113 -  96 -  2      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         PARRY-LUNGE       35 -  30 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         WALL OF STEEL     41 -  37 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        46 -  45 -  0      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     48 -  47 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         BASHING ATTACK    64 -  89 -  4      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  57 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  34 -  3      38  |

Turn  79 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       2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  5         5  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  8         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     9 -  6     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  8                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  4                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         5 -  5                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BILI 622                   18  15  1  113 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
LUNGING ATTACK   LIBERIUS 824               19  16  3  110 WARMASTERS (15)
BASHING ATTACK   GREGORR 865                17  14  1  106 WARMASTERS (15)
AIMED BLOW       ST JOHN KITTEN 840         21  13  1  105 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
WALL OF STEEL    GRACCHUS 825               21  14  2   98 WARMASTERS (15)
TOTAL PARRY      LATRICE 945                15  11  0   84 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
SLASHING ATTACK  AVERAGE JOE 887            18  12  0   76 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FIMNAR 1053                12   7  0   59 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
PARRY-LUNGE      EVELYN WAUGH 1070          11   7  0   48 LITERATE LOONS (40)
PARRY-STRIKE     AVERROES 853                8   6  1   38 DARQUE AGES (29)
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 MIDNIGHT SUN 1211, ZEVRAN 1258, 
CATCH CRICKET 1244, HEAD BAND 1056, BRENTNI 1205, CARIEC TOM 984, MUSSE PIGG 1259, 
LIBERIUS 824, WIDOW FAERLINA 1061, and HUGH CAPET 690.

The least popular fighter this week was XORN 1015.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARIOCH 996, BRAND 1189, BLUE MARBLE 1030, AVERROES 853, LIMP IN 1057, 
ZITH 1260, HEINRIK 1257, ELTHOR 1237, MYKUL 1018, and TITUS 1031.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CORRIN (81-924) CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
LORD EXETER (81-932) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
GRACCHUS (81-825) WARMASTERS (15)

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

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