DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/24/2010    Duedate: 03/09/2010

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-82

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANSELM
DARQUE AGES (29)
(81-799) [15-8-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIAM O'FLAHERTY                CHUPUCASUPERIOR
LITERATE LOONS (40)            SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
(81-698) [24-24-2,123]         (81-1229) [6-2-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GREGORR                        LIAM O'FLAHERTY
WARMASTERS (15)                LITERATE LOONS (40)
(81-865) [19-15-1,99]          (81-698) [24-24-2,123]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OTTO'S DINER (96)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OTTO'S DINER (96)           43
2. DAGGERS DEEP (55)           39      CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
3. SUMMERBORN (104)            38      Unchartered Team
4. BEER (108)                  33
5. LITERATE LOONS (40)         28      SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       61  34  4 64.2   1/ 8 OTTO'S DINER (96)        11  4 0
 2/ 2 SUMMERBORN (104)          31  19  1 62.0   2/ 4 SUMMERBORN (104)         10  5 0
 3/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       244 163  7 60.0   3/ 1 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)      10  5 0
 4/ 4 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     239 171  4 58.3   4/ 2 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 0
 5/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    232 177  8 56.7   5/ 5 WARMASTERS (15)           8  7 0
 6/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         178 144  4 55.3   6/ 6 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       8  7 0
 7/ 7 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      211 198 10 51.6   7/15 LITERATE LOONS (40)       8  7 0
 8/ 8 FURRY FURY (25)          113 108  5 51.1   8/10 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      7  8 0
 9/ 9 WARMASTERS (15)          207 201 19 50.7   9/12 DARQUE AGES (29)          7  8 0
10/12*SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  20  20  0 50.0  10/14 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      7  8 0
11/11 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     189 195 11 49.2  11/ 3 THE RED BLADES (88)       7  8 0
12-10 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)   140 145  4 49.1  12/ 9 JUNGLELAND (103)          6  8 0
13/14 LITERATE LOONS (40)      186 222  6 45.6  13/20*SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  6  9 0
14/18 DAGGERS DEEP (55)         32  42  3 43.2  14/ 7 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       6  9 0
15/15 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       60  80  3 42.9  15/11 FURRY FURY (25)           6  9 0
16/16 WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)      41  57  1 41.8  16/16 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        6  9 0
17/20 OTTO'S DINER (96)         39  56  0 41.1  17/22 DAGGERS DEEP (55)         5  5 0
18/17 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       77 113  4 40.5  18-13 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    5  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 JUNGLELAND (103)          21  31  0 40.4  19/18 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       5 10 1
20/ 0*BEER (108)                 2   3  0 40.0  20/17 WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)      4  5 0
21/21 THE RED BLADES (88)       48  77  2 38.4  21/21*JOSEFINS HEROES (105)     3  7 1
22/22*JOSEFINS HEROES (105)     10  20  1 33.3  22/ 0*BEER (108)                2  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                    DAGGERS DEEP

     Knock, Knock, Knock
     SCRAGG lifted his head, eyes straining in the darkness.  The fire had died down,
indicating it was much too late, or too early, for visitors.  He sat up on his
sleeping mat and rubbed his eyes.  He much preferred the floor of the main room to
the private room he was afforded as a member of the DAGGERS DEEP stable.  Years of
caravanning had hardened him so that the luxury of a soft bed was lost on him.
     Knock, Knock, Knock
     "Someone's at the door," a voice echoed from the shadows.  Scragg fumbled with
the lantern a moment before its pale orange light illuminated the room.  Standing in
the corner was the golem, YRUF.  Scragg cursed the animated gladiator under his
breath.  He never trusted the magic that brought golems to life, and the fact that
they never slept made him uneasy even more.  Still, it did keep him out of guard duty
on those long caravans to Zuwayza, so it wasn't all bad, he mused.
     KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK
     The gentle rapping that had roused Scragg before had now became a loud pounding. 
He supposed he should go ahead and see what was so damn urgent as to wake him up at
this hour.  Opening the heavy oak door, Scragg found himself looking down at a young
girl, no more than twenty years of age.  Her face was nearly hidden in the cowl of
her fur-lined cloak.  The wind howled menacingly, and Scragg felt compelled to step
aside and allow her entry.
     "Is this the guild house of Daggers Deep?" the girl asked as she confidently
strode past Scragg.  The grizzled caravan master-turned gladiator followed her with
his eyes as he began to push the door closed.  His effort met resistance; something
was blocking the door.  Scragg pushed harder, cursing the wind.  His eyes widened as
he realized it wasn't the weather but the largest damned Orc he had ever seen!
     "That is DRUUMK, my... protector," the girl announced.  She seemed to have
sensed his apprehension, even as she was still inspecting the modest main room of the
Daggers Deep guild house.  She removed her cloak and hung it on one of the six chairs
that lined the weathered wooden table in the center of the room.
     "I wish to see KAYELBE, guild master of Daggers Deep," she proclaimed.  The Orc
had by now also entered and taken his place beside the young girl.  Scragg closed the
door and looked to Yruf, not fully understanding the nature of her request.  The
golem silently turned and headed down the hall.  Moments later, it returned with two
others.  RAEG TROPS, one of only two surviving original gladiators of the stable,
knelt down beside the fireplace and stoked the dying fire.
     "I am Kayelbe," the manager announced.  His face was worn and weary, but his
voice was calm.  "And whom might you be, child?"
     "My name is DANAELA. DANAELA SPYRL.  My brothers were briefly under your
employ."  Kayelbe studied her for a moment.  Her words were confident, as was her
demeanor overall.  The manager could only imagine her intent.  Clearly she was here
to exact revenge for their deaths at his hand.  He did, after all, contract the two
brothers to the Dark Arena, and each met a quick and brutal death there.
     "No worries, my good sir," she laughed.  "I am not here for any sort of revenge.
TAVIS AND ARGIN were weaklings, and deserved their fate.  They were a disgrace to our
clan.  I am here to take their place.  You will find Druumk to be a capable fighter,
as well."  The fact she appeared to read his mind was not nearly as shocking as her
words.  Her tone suggested she wasn't asking for a place in the stable, but rather
demanding one.  Or two, in the case of her Orc companion.
     Kayelbe ran his fingers though his beard.  On one hand, he WAS in need of
warriors.  His recent, rapid expansion into several arenas had used up the recruits
he had.  On the other hand, he couldn't quite shake the uneasy feeling he had about
these two.  His decision came quickly, however, as he remembered the expense involved
in attracting new blood, even in a popular place such as Shadowspire.
     "You're in," the manager announced.  "Yruf:  ensure your new teammates have
proper accommodations.  At first light I will see to it that they are registered with
the commission for this week's fights.  Sleep well; training begins tomorrow at
dawn."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

                              A Celebratory Mug of Ale

     The new Duelmaster of Shadowspire, Spirewolf, and his teammates Attila Keenblade
and Blue Marble, walked into their favorite tavern, the Eagle and Child on St. Giles
street, to celebrate the team's sixth Duelmaster.
     "You really smoked ol' Average Joe, Wolf.  That was really impressive."  Attila
could only hope he would get his shot once Spirewolf had graduated.
     Sitting down at a corner booth near the fire, Spirewolf grinned.  "It did go
well!  Now, it is time to enjoy the fruits of my labors!  The fine young ladies of
this town shall swoon even more than before!"
     "Oh, I don't know about swooning, Wolf," smirked the lithe young barmaid.  "But
we do like having a warrior like you here.  Duelmasters drink free you know."
     "Ale!  Ale for the Duelmaster and his teammates!" Called Attila.
     "For now, I'll get your ale.  Swooning I'll save for after my shift," noted the
maiden as she smiled a sultry smile and went off to fetch their beverages.
     A bit jealous, Blue Marble mumbled, "Girls love a duelmaster."
     Spirewolf looked at his teammate.  "It isn't just being Duelmaster, Marble,
although that helps.  Unless you're a Caveman.  Sometimes those guys have trouble
dealing with how easy it all is."
     Attila laughed as the celebratory beverages arrived, "Are you saying our old
teammate, Gron da Caveman, couldn't get the girls?"
     Noting how all of the ladies in the bar were looking at him, the Duelmaster
grinned wolfishly around the bar.  "Gron?  No.  He did okay for himself, considering
he had that whole 4-letter-caveman thing going against him."  Making room for a
lovely young lady on either side of him in the booth, he added, "And he even had to
cope with being an aimer."
     "I hate aimers."  It was one of the few full sentences Blue Marble knew, but he
knew that one well.
     Attila glanced at Marble.  "I can't agree with you on that one Marble.  But
aimers, Wolf?  I thought aimers were the current it-style?  What's wrong with being
an aimer?" asked Attila.
     "Really, Attila?  You don't see it?  Ladies, like these two very lovely ones
here," Spirewolf replied while squeezing the two lovelies near at hand, "like a man
with muscles.  Real muscles. The kind that come from swinging a real weapon.  Aimers,
now, Aimers are sort of the nerds of the dueling world."
     "I hate aimers.  I don't like nerds.  Never saw any." Blue Marble looked up from
his ale.
     Attila wasn't sure who to respond to first. He looked at Marble.  "Never?
School?"
     "School?"  Marble just looked blank.
     "Yeah, school."  Seeing the confusion in his face, Attila quickly added, "Oh,
never mind."  Then turning to Spirewolf he moved to the other issue.  "Aimer nerds?
You do have some odd ideas sometimes.  Care to explain?"
     Grinning at his ladies, Spirewolf replied, "Isn't it obvious?  They are a bunch
of little guys.  Usually smart.  But really, do you honestly think they ever get the
girls?  Come on!  They're aimers!  Ever see any muscles on an aimer?  You and I can
usually beat them up on the sands now, but someday they will be our bosses, just like
the nerds and geeks who own every business in this town.  Eventually they will kick
our butts.  Literally.  But babe magnets they are not.  Not at this point of their
career anyway."
     Attila laughed while Blue Marble just stared into his ale mumbling about aimers.
"Yeah, I guess so, but don't let Gron or Balliol hear you say that!"  Looking around
the public house, Attila waved over a young lady of his own so that he wouldn't have
to just stare at the Wolf's pair.  "Where are the young ones?  Azaghal and Cyril?"
     "Oh, they may have run into some trouble!"  Spirewolf noted with an evil grin.
The grin turned into a loud laugh as he added, "They might make it... eventually!"
With that the Duelmaster of Shadowspire downed his ale and prepared for a night's
hard celebrating.  Training would come soon enough in the morning.

*A brief excerpt from the life and times of Spirewolf, Duelmaster of Shadowspire

Should he return to the throne for another turn, look for the next installment, "The
Trouble with Rookies," or is it "Trouble for Rookies"?

                                      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 OTTO'S DINER, who came from 8th with a 4-1-0 this turn.  
Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for THE RED 
BLADES, whose 2-3-0 this turn dropped them by 8 into 11th.  LITERATE LOONS stable has 
parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 8 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up 
to 7th place.  Good work, guys!  The DAGGERS DEEP 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, FIMNAR fought MARTIN LUTHER and gained 24 points and 
contributed to CLAN LONGBEARD's 1-4-0.  MARTIN LUTHER has lost to FIMNAR, falling 19 
points, while helping make DARQUE AGES a 3-2-0 turn.  And all eyes were on ANSELM 
this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  SHADOWSPIRE has a new victor!  
Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Welcome 
Wench 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 
SUMMERBORN.  SHADOWSPIRE, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  
Well, sports fans, take notice that VIRIDIO from WARMASTERS was SHADOWSPIRE's most 
challenged warrior this turn.  In a brave attempt, MILEY from KELLUMBO'S KIDS 
challenged up 23 points to fight CHILI SURPRISE from the OTTO'S DINER stable.  MILEY 
perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she was bested by CHILI SURPRISE and ended 
up with 59 recognition points.  LIAM O'FLAHERTY of LITERATE LOONS had better have a 
good reason for challenging down 12 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought 
LIAM O'FLAHERTY showed great skill and promise when he defeated LOW AND AWAY.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  THE RED BLADES has sent COSMIC RAY to the 
Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  We'd like to 
remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; 
and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SHADOWSPIRE and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in SHADOWSPIRE again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANSELM 799                   15   8  0   107       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698          24  24  2   123       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 ATTILA KEENBLADE 912         18  13  0   114       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ST JOHN KITTEN 840           23  14  1   107       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 GREGORR 865                  19  15  1    99       WARMASTERS (15)
 AVERAGE JOE 887              20  13  0    98       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BAHBI 621                    13  22  1    94       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 LOW AND AWAY 1060            16   3  0    93       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 DAPHNE ROSEN 972             14  10  1    93       WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YEAR OF THE CAT 765          22  19  0    90       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 TITUS 1031                   13  10  2    90       WARMASTERS (15)
 CHILI SURPRISE 1085          13   6  0    90       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 FIMNAR 1053                  14   8  0    89       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 FLOP SHOT 1059               13   6  2    89       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 SPIREWOLF 768                20  21  2    87       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ORNERY OCELOT 144            18  30  0    85       FURRY FURY (25)
 XORN 1015                    14   9  0    84       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 LIBERIUS 824                 20  18  3    81       WARMASTERS (15)
 HUGH CAPET 690               15  18  2    80       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LATRICE 945                  16  13  0    79       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 W.S. GILBERT 995             12  14  2    73       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SERAFIN GAWAIN 1117           9  10  0    71       THE RED BLADES (88)
 PHILIP K. DICK 848           17  19  0    70       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-DJEREE THE DJERK 623         17  18  0    69       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 EVELYN WAUGH 1070            14   7  0    68       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 MARTIN LUTHER 718            17  13  0    67       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETTIN 1005                   14  10  0    66       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 CARIEC TOM 984               15  12  1    65       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 YRUF 321                      9   6  0    64       DAGGERS DEEP (55)
 ARIOCH 996                   15  11  2    61       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 SHY SKUNK 1133               12   6  0    59       FURRY FURY (25)
 MILEY 1186                    7   6  0    59       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEAD BAND 1056               11   8  2    56       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 HUMMINGBIRD 1213              8   2  0    56       SUMMERBORN (104)
 REGINA SPECTRE 1194           7   5  0    56       THE RED BLADES (88)
-KIMBHULEE 1019               14   9  0    55       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 CHIMERA 1006                 10  14  1    54       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 RAEG TROPS 319                9   6  0    54       DAGGERS DEEP (55)
 DYLAN RYDER 974               8  16  0    54       WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)
 LIMP IN 1057                 13   6  0    53       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 SELENA SPECTRE 1192           8   4  1    53       THE RED BLADES (88)
 BLUE MARBLE 1030             14   9  0    51       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 VACA 1210                     7   3  0    51       SUMMERBORN (104)
 AVERROES 853                 10   7  1    50       DARQUE AGES (29)
 CHUPUCASUPERIOR 1229          6   2  0    49       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 VENISHA 1204                  8   4  0    48       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 BRENTNI 1205                  8   4  0    47       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CATCH CRICKET 1244            4   4  0    45       FURRY FURY (25)
 SARAH JAMES 973              10  14  0    44       WHO'S YOUR MAMA (89)
-MYKUL 1018                   10  13  0    43       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 BERSERKER 1047                8  13  2    43       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SINISTER SNOOPY 1069         10  11  0    41       FURRY FURY (25)
 VIRIDIO 1145                  7  10  0    41       WARMASTERS (15)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134         6  12  0    40       FURRY FURY (25)
 BROWN BETTY 1233              4   5  0    38       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 GROBBULUS 1140               10   7  0    37       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 BOOK MARK 1058                8  11  0    37       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 OUTLAW PETE 1200              8   3  0    35       JUNGLELAND (103)
 TACOIA 1203                   7   5  0    35       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 GOULASH 1215                  6   5  0    34       OTTO'S DINER (96)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAND 1189                    7   6  0    33       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZAGHAL 1223                  6   5  0    33       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 JERSEY GIRL 1201              4   6  0    33       JUNGLELAND (103)
 MIDNIGHT SUN 1211             5   5  0    32       SUMMERBORN (104)
 KISS MY GRITS 1252            6   1  0    31       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BOBBY JEAN 1197               6   5  0    30       JUNGLELAND (103)
 CTUCHIK 1242                  4   4  1    28       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 LARITON 1236                  6   3  0    27       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 ROSALITA 1198                 2   9  0    26       JUNGLELAND (103)
 AUGUST 1212                   5   5  1    24       SUMMERBORN (104)
 CAPTAIN SCRAGG 1048           4   2  1    24       DAGGERS DEEP (55)
 KID CHARLEMAGNE 1193          4   8  0    24       THE RED BLADES (88)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCHESS OF ERAT 1234          5   4  0    23       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 HEATWAVE 1209                 6   4  0    22       SUMMERBORN (104)
 ZEVRAN 1258                   3   2  0    21       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 SUPERIORBANE 1226             3   5  0    21       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230         6   2  0    20       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 SCRAWNIE RONNIE 1285          1   0  0    20       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 ELTHOR 1237                   5   4  0    19       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SUPERIOR'D PANDA 1227         4   4  0    19       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 IGLPIGL 1261                  2   0  1    18       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 HEINRIK 1257                  2   4  0    14       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MUSSE PIGG 1259               2   1  0    13       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 LILLEKATT 1217                3   3  0    12       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 CYRIL WYRMSLAYER 1267         2   0  0    12       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 GUINNESS 1277                 1   0  0    11       BEER (108)
 IRON GOLEM 1256               2   4  0    10       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 WALLI 1219                    2   4  0    10       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 COLTEN 1265                   1   1  0     9       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 FAN ZHEN 1288                 1   0  0     6       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MACKAPACKA 1218               0   6  0     6       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 SAM ADAMS 1275                1   0  0     5       BEER (108)
 DANAELA SPYRL 1290            1   0  0     3       DAGGERS DEEP (55)
 VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263           0   3  0     3       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 CLASSIC NAPALM 1262           0   3  0     3       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 CICERO 1266                   0   2  0     2       WARMASTERS (15)
 MOUNTAIN DAN 1286             0   1  0     1       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 MILLER 1276                   0   1  0     1       BEER (108)
 DRUUMK 1291                   0   1  0     1       DAGGERS DEEP (55)
 SUPERIEEE BEASTIE 1284        0   1  0     1       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD 1278               0  1 0 BEER 108             ARENAMASTER            82  NONE
FOSTERS 1274            0  1 0 BEER 108             IGLPIGL 1261           82   
ILLETT 1268             1  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    STONE GOLEM            82  NONE
QUSVEN 1289             0  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    BANDIT PRINCE          82  NONE
SCOOBI 1220             1  3 0 JOSEFINS HEROES 105  FIPPY DARKPAW 1099     78  NOT REVENGED
TOM JOAD 1251           1  4 0 JUNGLELAND 103       CTUCHIK 1242           81   
NATHANAEL WEST 1141     5  8 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    BERSERKER 1047         78  JUST REVENGED
ROUX PAUL 1255          0  6 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      DARK CHAMPION          82  NONE
COSMIC RAY 1191         3  9 0 THE RED BLADES 88    STONE GOLEM            82  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fine DM Column, Otis.  AND a 4-1!  Well done. -- Agent, Capital Cartel

Dkay, what do you mean "Is there no slowing you down?"  This is a fast arena, isn't
it? -- Agent (sneaky fast)

     Well, not as fast as Dullens.

Kellumbo -- I love your correlations... since DK stops downchallenging, the arena
shrinks....  Good one!  Or since Capital Cartel entered the arena, it has been
shrinking; should we try deodorant or just leave?  Perhaps you should do whatever is
best for you? -- Agent, Capital Cartel

"Nicely done, Agent.  We know that you can win... what about trying to lose a few
now?  To trap the bookmakers? -- LP"  Hey Mr. P., does that mean you are asking us to
challenge you and throw a few fights?  You are sooooooo sly. -- Agent

Evelyn -- You challenged, you smote, and I cried "Waugh!"  I guess I simply didn't
read you very well. -- Book Mark

Hugh Capet -- You are my better.  I can only say "well done." -- Head Band

Maddened Meerkat -- I like it better when it is you that is limping.  I hope you are
okay soon. -- Limp In

Kimbuhlee -- I shot, you flopped. -- Flop Shot

Bahbi -- You will just have to learn how to hit fast ball.... -- Low And Away

Spirewolf -- A salute to The Duelmaster.  Hubba, hubba. -- Agent, Capital Cartel

Monster Manual -- 57 big points!  FIFTY-SEVEN!  Whoa!  Kudos. -- A jealous Agent

What am I doing all the way up here?  I'm not THAT good.  I should be... Low And Away

Grimm -- Sure felt nice sticking you with two losses last time.  Looks like your luck
may be running out. -- Kellumbo

LP -- Not sure if I enjoyed beating Grimm twice, or you once last turn.  Only four
behind you. -- DK

Agent -- Quit avoiding, you chicken! -- DK

Summerborn -- My hat's off to you on your two wins against me last turn.  Well done.
-- DK

Otto -- Grats on the nice 4-1 last turn. -- DK

What do you all think about on turn 100, everyone submits a team spotlight, and goes
crazy writing PAs for that one turn?  I'd love to see a newsletter 20 pages long.
So, let's all plan ahead for big turn 100, which is only a few short months away. --
Kellumbo

     Of y'all decide to do this, will those of you with my email address please send
     the spotlights to me directly?  Otherwise, I could be up all night proofing
     them. -- the Editor

Hmm, only six PAs (well, seven if you count this, which you should).  I wonder if
this is enough to beat out Agent for PAs this turn? -- DK

Well, I always try to write something, but the 1-4 turns are drying my ink!  I guess
most of my guys are getting too old and comfy in this beautiful place... -- Le
Pentarque

Congrats to Spirewolf and Nomad, though.  You have a feeling with the Title! -- LP

Corrin -- You are not funny!  Most of my fights are over before I can even really see
my opponent.  Would I be in need of some glasses? -- Year OTCat.

Olaf Modeen -- I did not realize that challenging for the throne revealed some deep
seated hatred for my opponent!  I thought my job as a gladiator was to reach the
throne by any means necessary, and that includes challenging for it (albeit
unsuccessfully). -- Anselm

     Nah, that's the golem, not me.  It puts that kind of thing in for "color."
     Makes you wonder about the people who designed it. -- Olaf

Bili -- My manager says that he should really learn his lesson about challenging
warriors that are off to the Isle.  Obviously he hasn't yet! -- Anselm

Djeree the Djerk -- I actually did not expect that challenge to get through, but I,
of all people, should believe in miracles! -- Martin Luther

Head Band -- Not sure how I keep winning match ups like ours, but I'll take it anyway
that I can get it.  As you can see by the record, they go against me more often than
favor me. -- Hugh Capet

Sarah James -- Boss said he is getting tired of fighting (and losing) to your guild.
-- Averroes

Kellumbo -- You're a horrible person and...  I can't really think of much, but it
looked like everyone else was doing it.  Could you please pick a manager, start a
feud, etc, etc so I can have something to write about in the SYP. -- SYP Editor

     A reasonable request. -- the newsletter Editor

Outlaw Pete -- Was that what you wanted?  Exciting enough for you? -- Blue Marble

Liberius -- You are a worthy opponent.  I can see why once upon a nighttime you won a
torchlight fight.  But I got that one. -- Attila Keenblade

Captain Scragg -- You do start out quickly, but it is the finish that really matters.
-- Azaghal

Cicero -- Wow, this dueling thing takes longer than I thought!  That was quite a
fight. -- Cyril Wyrmslayer

Damn, who runs those Dragonbaners?  Talk about not playing nice.  You could have at
least let me win once! -- Vanek, Manger of Warmasters

Regina Spectre -- I challenged up all that way and that was all the better you could
teach me?  Disappointing to say the least. -- Viridio

Spirewolf -- Congrats on the title.  It is appropriate that on the golden anniversary
(81st turn in arena 81) of Shadowspire that a warrior named after it should claim the
throne.  Well done, sir! -- Vanek

Kellumbo -- I say that you ignore what everybody else "prefers" and play however you
so choose when your year of no DCing is over.  While I absolutely dispised being on
the receiving end of your massive down challenges in the past, they do make for some
interesting banter in the personals and rivalries.  While I must admit you were
nowhere near the bad guy that imagined you to be when I first met you at the
Minneapolis ftf (sorry, am I ruining your evil reputation by saying you seemed like a
decent guy?), you do make an outstanding villian.  The arena is a better place for
having you in it and I say go back to being the Kellumbo we all know and hate! --
Vanek

Bili -- Congrats on your invite. -- All of Clan Longbeard

Chili Surprise -- Surprise is an understatement! -- Fimnar

Brand -- I would rather be lucky than good anyday. -- Elthor

Mackapacka -- I hope you get yourself a win soon.  Good luck. -- Heinrik

All -- Gerth is the 8th member of Clan Longbeard to recieve his invite to the Isle
and like all previous members will be retiring.  His numbers 11(+1)-12(+2)-12-17(+1)-
17(+1)-10-11(+1).  In 50 fights he raised 6 stats in 9 tries and learned 75 skills
throug <<cut off by hal?>>

Xorn -- Five critical damage hits and you just keep staring back at me.  Impressive.
-- Gerth

Arioch -- See you again in 2-3 months. -- Fimnar

Cosmic Ray -- Try using a shield, my friend. -- Elthor

Superior'd Panda -- Keep practicing, bear. -- Heinrik

Virginia Woolf -- How the hell am I over a foot taller than a Shewish Giant!?! --
Illett

Viridio -- Nice challenge.  Should have seen that coming. -- Bill the Bard

S. Skunk -- Lovely to see you again. -- S. Gawain

Grobbulus -- Maybe you shouldn't wait until the later minutes to go off like that.
Let me hang around and I might get lucky.  Thanks for the schoolin'. -- Kid
Charlemagne

Rosalita -- Nice moves.  Tough to get through this town with a decent record. --
Selena

     Yeah, but when you do, it means something.

Elthor -- Thanks for that career advice. -- Ray

Spirewolf -- Congrats on the throne! -- The Red Blades

9 February 10
All -- I know you all thought the old Wiz that is Fiz went off to die somewhere.
Well, I didn't.  Now I'm back to befuddle and frustrate you with my senseless
ramblings.  I look forward to reconnecting with all my old friends and enemies alike.
-- Fizban the Famous

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROUX PAUL was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
COSMIC RAY was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
ILLETT was killed by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
QUSVEN was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
W.S. GILBERT demolished BERSERKER in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
ORNERY OCELOT was vanquished by ATTILA KEENBLADE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
LIAM O'FLAHERTY savagely defeated LOW AND AWAY in a 7 minute Challenge brawl.
GREGORR viciously subdued XORN in a action packed 4 minute expert's Challenge duel.
LATRICE lost to DAPHNE ROSEN in a popular 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
SERAFIN GAWAIN was overpowered by TITUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
CHIMERA was defeated by YRUF in a 1 minute Challenge match.
MILEY was demolished by CHILI SURPRISE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
CHUPUCASUPERIOR demolished CTUCHIK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
RAEG TROPS handily defeated SARAH JAMES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SELENA SPECTRE savagely defeated VIRIDIO in a 3 minute Challenge struggle.
ETTIN overpowered VENISHA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ARIOCH bested DYLAN RYDER in a exciting 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
HUMMINGBIRD beat CATCH CRICKET in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
TACOIA beat KID CHARLEMAGNE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
DUCHESS OF ERAT was bested by SINISTER SNOOPY in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
GOULASH defeated ROSALITA in a exciting 4 minute gory Challenge duel.
BROWN BETTY handily defeated HEATWAVE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BRAND was viciously subdued by SHY SKUNK in a exciting 2 minute gory Challenge bout.
IRON GOLEM was savagely defeated by AUGUST in a exciting 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
KISS MY GRITS vanquished HEINRIK in a exciting 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SUPERIOR'D PANDA won victory over COLTEN in a 4 minute Challenge bout.
BOBBY JEAN viciously subdued THE SUPERIOR CAT in a 4 minute gory Challenge fray.
SPIREWOLF was handily defeated by ANSELM in a 1 minute mismatched Title bout.
ST JOHN KITTEN vanquished PHILIP K. DICK in a 2 minute gory one-sided bout.
YEAR OF THE CAT won victory over HUGH CAPET in a exciting 1 minute veteran's fray.
MARTIN LUTHER was demolished by FIMNAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LIBERIUS was overpowered by AVERAGE JOE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
CARIEC TOM was demolished by FLOP SHOT in a popular 1 minute uneven contest.
EVELYN WAUGH bested HEAD BAND in a exciting 2 minute battle.
LIMP IN outwaited AZAGHAL in a action packed 9 minute gory bout.
MADDENED MEERKAT was subdued by BLUE MARBLE in a 4 minute match.
GROBBULUS was handily defeated by BRENTNI in a 2 minute uneven match.
AVERROES savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 3 minute gruesome bout.
BOOK MARK was overpowered by REGINA SPECTRE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
OUTLAW PETE was viciously subdued by VACA in a exciting 3 minute gory duel.
MIDNIGHT SUN demolished MACKAPACKA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal uneven duel.
ELTHOR was handily defeated by JERSEY GIRL in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
SUPERIORBANE overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a unpopular 5 minute one-sided brawl.
WALLI was viciously subdued by LARITON in a exciting 3 minute brutal conflict.
LILLEKATT was overpowered by CAPTAIN SCRAGG in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ZEVRAN overpowered DRUUMK in a 1 minute uneven bout.
MUSSE PIGG overpowered CLASSIC NAPALM in a 1 minute uneven competition.
IGLPIGL murdered FOSTERS in a 1 minute brutal mismatched match.
VIRGINIA WOOLF was demolished by GUINNESS in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
CICERO was savagely defeated by CYRIL WYRMSLAYER in a 6 minute amateur's conflict.
MILLER was beaten by FAN ZHEN in a 2 minute brutal novice's struggle.
SAM ADAMS unbelievably bested MOUNTAIN DAN in a 2 minute brutal amateur's fight.
SUPERIEEE BEASTIE was outlasted by DANAELA SPYRL in a 15 minute amateur's contest.
SCRAWNIE RONNIE overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 20         STRIKING ATTACK  114 -  91 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     17         PARRY-LUNGE       35 -  28 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         WALL OF STEEL     39 -  34 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       76 -  74 -  0      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         BASHING ATTACK    70 -  78 -  3      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        40 -  46 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     41 -  49 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    7         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  55 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  33 -  3      41  |

Turn  82 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       3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     7 -  8         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  7     PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        6 - 11         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  7         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      2 -  5         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ANSELM 799                 15   8  0  107 DARQUE AGES (29)
AIMED BLOW       ST JOHN KITTEN 840         23  14  1  107 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
BASHING ATTACK   GREGORR 865                19  15  1   99 WARMASTERS (15)
SLASHING ATTACK  AVERAGE JOE 887            20  13  0   98 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
TOTAL PARRY      LOW AND AWAY 1060          16   3  0   93 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FIMNAR 1053                14   8  0   89 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
LUNGING ATTACK   LIBERIUS 824               20  18  3   81 WARMASTERS (15)
PARRY-LUNGE      EVELYN WAUGH 1070          14   7  0   68 LITERATE LOONS (40)
WALL OF STEEL    ARIOCH 996                 15  11  2   61 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
PARRY-STRIKE     AVERROES 853               10   7  1   50 DARQUE AGES (29)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GREGORR 865.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698.  The ten other most popular fighters were GREGORR 865, AZAGHAL 
1223, AUGUST 1212, VACA 1210, SELENA SPECTRE 1192, DYLAN RYDER 974, DAPHNE ROSEN 972, 
ROSALITA 1198, SHY SKUNK 1133, and HEINRIK 1257.

The least popular fighter this week was SUPERIEEE BEASTIE 1284.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DANAELA SPYRL 1290, THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230, CICERO 1266, WALLI 
1219, MILLER 1276, VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263, FOSTERS 1274, CLASSIC NAPALM 1262, DRUUMK 
1291, and SUPERIORBANE 1226.