DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/16/2010    Duedate: 06/29/2010

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-90

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TITUS
WARMASTERS (15)
(81-1031) [19-11-3,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SERAFIN GAWAIN                 INVISINOBLE
THE RED BLADES (88)            THE MONSANTIS (112)
(81-1117) [14-13-1,139]        (81-1327) [3-0-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GREGORR                        SELENA SPECTRE
WARMASTERS (15)                THE RED BLADES (88)
(81-865) [22-19-1,94]          (81-1192) [13-7-1,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RODENT CLAN (37)            62
2. OTTO'S DINER (96)           56      SUMMERBORN (104)
3. WARMASTERS (15)             53      Unchartered Team
4. UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)         47
5. NEVERQUEST (97)             45      THE MONSANTIS (112)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SUMMERBORN (104)          56  34  1 62.2   1/ 7 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106) 11  4 0
 2/ 2 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       82  52  4 61.2   2/ 4 NEVERQUEST (97)           9  5 0
 3/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       263 183  7 59.0   3/ 8 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       9  6 0
 4/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    252 197  8 56.1   4/ 2 LITERATE LOONS (40)       9  6 0
 5/ 5 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  39  31  0 55.7   5/ 1 SUMMERBORN (104)          9  6 0
 6/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         195 160  6 54.9   6/ 3 THE RED BLADES (88)       8  7 1
 7/11*THE MONSANTIS (112)        8   7  0 53.3   7/20 OTTO'S DINER (96)         8  7 1
 8/ 8 WARMASTERS (15)          230 213 20 51.9   8/ 6 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      8  7 0
 9/ 0 RODENT CLAN (37)         163 151  8 51.9   9/16*THE MONSANTIS (112)       8  7 0
10/ 7 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      233 216 13 51.9  10/17 WARMASTERS (15)           7  3 0
11/ 9 NEVERQUEST (97)           43  41  3 51.2  11/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     7  8 0
12/10 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      67  68  1 49.6  12/ 9 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      7  8 0
13/12 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     210 214 11 49.5  13/12 JOSEFINS HEROES (105)     7  8 0
14/13 FURRY FURY (25)          119 135  5 46.9  14/15 DARQUE AGES (29)          6  4 2
15/14 LITERATE LOONS (40)      207 241  7 46.2  15/14 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        6  9 0
16/15 JUNGLELAND (103)          41  51  1 44.6  16/19 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       6  9 0
17/16 THE RED BLADES (88)       72  93  4 43.6  17/10 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       6  9 0
18/18 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       76  99  3 43.4  18/11 JUNGLELAND (103)          6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17 JOSEFINS HEROES (105)     30  40  1 42.9  19/13 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       5 10 0
20/21 OTTO'S DINER (96)         57  78  1 42.2  20/ 0 RODENT CLAN (37)          4  1 1
21/19 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       95 135  5 41.3  21/23*FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       4 11 0
22-20*TEAM SLUDGE (107)          9  13  0 40.9  22-18*BEER (108)                2  6 0
23-22*BEER (108)                12  21  0 36.4  23-22*ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       2  8 0
24/24*FUZZY BUNNIES (110)        9  26  0 25.7  24/24 FURRY FURY (25)           2 11 0
25-23*ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)        5  15  1 25.0  25-21*TEAM SLUDGE (107)         1  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

                        Restructuring at the Company Picnic

     The wagon was similar to the common supply wagon; it was strongly made and
heavily reinforced.  However, instead being two meters wide and four and a half
meters long, the bed was merely 1.5 meters wide and 3 meters long.  It had the same
thick-planked, high-walled sides, reinforced with bands of dull steel.  A thick
coating of tar was smeared underneath its bottom to increase its sturdiness and make
the bed watertight.  It had the same tall bonnet of bright white linen, water-
resistant and durable, soaked in clear, aromatic oil imported from the Fenarchan
Isles.  The wide wooden hoops holding the bonnet's shape were inserted into iron
rings fastened to the sideboards and secured with rawhide strips.
     Its thick iron rims rolled silently on the grassy plain outside of Shadowspire.
Like its bigger brethren, the front wheels were smaller in diameter, a mere meter
across, to allow for sharper turns.  This had been demonstrated earlier when the
wagon had been pulled off the Tsaumarn trail, just after the Telorinthe fork had
disappeared into the brown and green horizon.  Only the creak of the axles, the
occasional snort from the mules, and the murmurs and clucks from the driver, perched
on his seat above the jockey box, made any noise.
     The wagon had trundled steadily southeast, toward the white-peaked mountain
chain looming over the plain.  There had been no other travelers to notice or remark
on its departure from the trail.  Havoc preferred it that way. He kept swiveling his
head in all directions, urging the mules in a muted voice and trying to watch all
directions at once.
     A sudden dip in the terrain seized his attention.  Pulling the mules to a
gradual stop, Havoc rose from his seat and scanned the area.  A small stream, fed
from a nearby spring, gurgled slowly northwest and quickly disappeared underground.
Havoc nodded to himself, apparently satisfied, and climbed down from the seat.  He
pulled his shortsword from its scabbard and hammered vigorously on the wagon side.
     "Get up!  Get outa there, you Nancys!"
     A cramped, grumbling chorus rose from inside.  The rear flap was thrown back.
Four men, armed and armored, clumsily stumbled out of the wagon and assembled in a
loose semi-circle in front of Havoc.  All of them had dried blood splattered in
various places, and in various degrees, across their various armors.  All of them
moved stiffly, painfully, and slowly.  None appeared happy.
     "Okay," growled Havoc, "we're all here." He glared at each of them closely.
"Take that tough look off of your face, Apis, or I'll drag you all the way back to
Shadowspire.  What's left of you, anyway."
     Apis Fremo shifted uncomfortably and looked away toward the shallow gully where
the stream burbled softly.
     "This is what I want," said Havoc, "first, everyone gets the supplies outta the
wagon.  Proto, when that's done I want you and Apis to fan out and scour the ground
for firewood.  Dried dung will work nicely."  Havoc shot a hard look at Apis.
     "Stay in sight of each other and the wagon," Havoc cautioned.  "I'm not that
familiar with this region, but I know we're not the only things out here that like
meat!" Proto nodded; Plumbeus smiled stupidly.  Apis grabbed Plumbeus by his elbow
and steered him around.
     "Except you, Consector," said Havoc sharply. "Can't let a popular fella like you
get his hands dirty."
     Consector, half way toward the wagon's rear gate, turned and faced Havoc and
smiled broadly.
     "You get the wood we brought, once it's unloaded, and start a fire."  Havoc
gestured.  "Let's set up camp on the other side of that short creek."
     Consector dropped his eyes and frowned into the ground.
     "Let's hurry, ladies!  I'm hungry -- and I get mean when I'm hungry!"  Havoc
dismissed them with a curt wave of his short sword.  As the men moved away, he turned
and began to unhitch the mules from their harness.

                                     * * * * *

     The black sky glittered brightly.  A sliver of moonlight began to climb higher
up the horizon.  The fire blazed steadily; the charred remains of gnawed bones and
the hoops from a couple of tall kegs were barely discernable.  A deep, dark pot lay
half in the flames.  Steam rose as the liquid inside bubbled energetically. The
hobbled mules, their thirst sated, grazed nearby.
     The men sat around the fire, industriously scrubbing at their armor or
sharpening their blades.  Occasionally one or another would pause to gulp deeply from
a modest and unadorned pewter goblet.  They seemed more cheerful, at least until Apis
flinched.  The other gladiators, one by one, glanced up and noticed Havoc staring
down at them from the lip of the narrow gully.  They stopped moving, almost stopped
breathing, as Havoc silently glided down toward them.
     His steps were smooth and light; Apis noted Havoc's balance, poise, and speed
and shook his head in envy.  Consector spat nervously over his left shoulder.  He
suddenly suspected that Havoc could've easily attacked and defeated their whole team
without exerting himself.  A quick glance at his companions reaffirmed this opinion
as they all eyed Havoc with apprehension.
     "Well ladies," smiled Havoc, his back to the fire.  "How did you enjoy our
little picnic?"
     No one moved or answered.  Havoc snorted and offered an insincere smile.
     "You girls aren't much on conversation, are you? I guess we should just get to
it."
     Havoc shook his large, thick-fingered hands in front of his broad, mailed chest.
A large, two-handed goblet suddenly rattled between his palms.  The gladiators,
momentarily startled, now warily studied the goblet.
     "Here's how this works.  There's ten silver denarii in here.  Eight are from
Shadowspire.  Two are from Osksi."
     Havoc paused to meet each gladiator's eyes, one by one.
     "You all get paid one silver denarii after every fight..." Havoc paused, his
brow furrowed in thought.  "Oh, that's right," muttered Havoc to himself.
     He held the goblet with his left hand and reached into a slot in his wide belt
with his right.  He pulled a silver denarii and tossed it to Consector, who caught it
in reflex.
     "And if any of you children earn any special arena awards, well--" Havoc
gestured toward Consector, who blushed.  "Chaos rewards its own."  He moved forward
slowly three paces and stopped.  He held the goblet at arm's length.
     "Each of you will reach inside and grab one, and I mean ONE, coin. Keep your
damn hands closed until I tell you."
     The men looked at each other and rose to their feet.  Apis leaned forward first
and plunged his hand into the goblet's wide mouth.  The coins rattled and scraped as
Apis swirled them with his fingers.  He chose one and pulled it out in his fist.
Protomorphus went next, and then Consector.  Havoc rolled his eyes and sighed loudly
as Consector explained the process to Plumbeus again.  Finally, the men stood
shoulder to shoulder in a semi-circle in front of Havoc.
     "All right, open 'em!" commanded Havoc.
     Three men held out their hands, palms up.  Plumbeus, carefully watching the
others, cautiously mimicked their gesture.
     "All right, what do we have here?"  Havoc briskly glanced into each hand.  He
lifted his head and looked up into Plumbeus's wide eyes.
     "Okay, buddy," grunted Havoc, "you win the prize: a special night-time training
session."  Plumbeus smiled broadly while his teammates frowned.
     "That's the prize?" whined Apis.
     "What's going on?  What's the big deal?" muttered Plumbeus quizzically.
     "It's simple," answered Havoc, "so simple everyone here can understand.  The
Arcane Kid is tired of reading about you losers every time he opens his morning mail.
Ruins his digestion.  Just for once, he'd like to read something positive about
Archaic Chaos!"
     Protomorphus shook his head in disgust.
     "Wait one damned minute!!  We're out here playing with ourselves because he
wants better reading material to go with his eggs and bacon?!"
     "Thaaaats right!" roared Havoc. "And we're going to have ANOTHER drawing after
the next round of fights, and the next, and the next, until I get a team here in
Shadowspire that's worth keepin' around!"
     Havoc glared at them for a few minutes.  The men were silent.  Apis looked
nervously at his teammates.  Protomorphus appeared nauseas. Consector seemed to be
holding his breath.  Only Plumbeus seemed pleased; he kept turning his silver denarii
over and over again in his big hands.
     "Now get in your blankets and get to sleep," Havoc sneered.  "I wanna get on
back on the trail by sunrise."
     Havoc wheeled and slipped smoothly up the narrow, water-worn ravine,
disappearing in the shadow of the wagon.  The men were frozen in place.  They heard
the creak of the wagon as Havoc entered; they heard the flap of the bonnet strike the
wagon as Havoc yanked it down.
     Only Plumbeus slept well that night.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, Arioch should have avoided, if you want the advice of a much too old
warrior...  Anyway, I'm here, and quite happy to get my invite before reaching the
infamous 50 mark.  When I entered our beautiful arena, I had on my shoulders a huge
pile of managerial hopes.  I was supposed to hack a bloody way through a sea of
Scums.  Alas, I spent most of my career one-hitted by fast midgets.  How did I
survive is a mystery, but as a testimony of my short stay here I will let the carved
figure of a screaming Cat smashed by a big hammer.

Good luck to the next Duelmaster!
Goodbye, Shadowspire!

Year of the Cat

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
SHADOWSPIRE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, SUMMERBORN, since 
SUPERIOR FORCES NT took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  With any 
luck, I can sneak into The Swinging Aardvark and join OTTO'S DINER's celebration over 
their good record this turn.  7th place, not bad.  If this keeps up, CAPITAL CARTEL, 
you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 7 in the rankings?  Now 
let's all watch WARMASTERS' heads swell from their 5-0-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  
Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see HUGH 
CAPET win a fight and gain 31 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, FIPPY DARKPAW beat 
BERSERKER and BERSERKER lost 16 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like 
SHADOWSPIRE has some guts at least, YEAR OF THE CAT the Duelmaster was this turn's 
most-challenged warrior.  TITUS challenged SHADOWSPIRE's Duelmaster for a shot at the 
throne.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as TITUS takes the Title and 
last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood 
today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, 
SHADOWSPIRE?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  LITERATE LOONS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
it looks like WARMASTERS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Looks like time for laurels or hemlock, SERAFIN GAWAIN 
was challenged by AVERROES, who was ranked 52 points below her.  Not that I'm 
surprised or anything, but AVERROES was dealt death by SERAFIN GAWAIN, leaving the 
latter lower for recognition points.  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on this 
one, but DUCHESS OF ERAT has challenged up by 34 in an attempt against AUGUST.  My 
sides still hurt from laughing about AUGUST losing and giving DUCHESS OF ERAT 29 
points of recognition.  Ha ha ha ha!!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for SHADOWSPIRE's 
morgue.  More variety.  I could say I saw this coming, but so could anyone else.  
Anyway, this turn it came.  BRAND's 8-12-0 has earned him the Dark Arena.  Gee, OF 
WOLF AND MAN, ain't it past due for sending LARITON Dark Arena?  What took ol' 
'10-6-0' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  I could say I saw this coming, but so could 
anyone else.  Anyway, this turn it came.  GROBBULUS' 12-12-0 has earned him the Dark 
Arena.  Whoa!  I'll even buy BROWN BETTY a drink tonight!  Anyone who can come back 
from the Dark Arena, I want to be on hers good side!  RODENT CLAN has cause to pause 
today, as COTTON FRAIL was sent to the Dark Arena, and came back--though not in the 
best of moods, I'll wager.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  AVERROES, a glorious 
13-10-1 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad DARQUE AGES.  And what a stunning 
loss we have here, boys and girls, HEAD BAND of CAPITAL CARTEL has added the final 
loss to his 15-11-2.  Tee hee!  Seriously now, is it really honorable for SERAFIN 
GAWAIN from THE RED BLADES to kill AVERROES and give DARQUE AGES the chance to 
bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the 
fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of SHADOWSPIRE.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in 
your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITUS 1031                   19  11  3   127       WARMASTERS (15)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERAFIN GAWAIN 1117          14  13  1   139       THE RED BLADES (88)
 LOW AND AWAY 1060            23   4  0   120       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 HUMMINGBIRD 1213             14   4  0   118       SUMMERBORN (104)
 PHILIP K. DICK 848           23  21  0   116       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HUGH CAPET 690               18  22  3   112       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BOOK MARK 1058               14  12  0   105       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 LIBERIUS 824                 24  21  3   104       WARMASTERS (15)
 DUCHESS OF ERAT 1234         11   6  0   102       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 ORNERY OCELOT 144            20  35  0   101       FURRY FURY (25)
 SELENA SPECTRE 1192          13   7  1    99       THE RED BLADES (88)
 EVELYN WAUGH 1070            19  10  0    97       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 GREGORR 865                  22  19  1    94       WARMASTERS (15)
 ETTIN 1005                   18  13  0    92       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ONYB ENGLVAR 903             15  11  0    92       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 W.S. GILBERT 995             16  18  3    91       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CTUCHIK 1242                 10   6  1    90       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 AVERAGE JOE 887              23  18  0    87       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 REGINA SPECTRE 1194          12   8  0    87       THE RED BLADES (88)
 ARIOCH 996                   20  14  2    86       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 MARTIN LUTHER 718            20  17  0    84       DARQUE AGES (29)
 AZAGHAL 1223                 12   7  0    84       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 XORN 1015                    18  12  0    82       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 AUGUST 1212                  12   6  1    77       SUMMERBORN (104)
 CHUPUCASUPERIOR 1229         10   4  0    74       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 KID CHARLEMAGNE 1193          9  11  1    73       THE RED BLADES (88)
 CARIEC TOM 984               16  19  1    72       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 D'VINN 1165                   9   3  0    69       NEVERQUEST (97)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSALITA 1198                 8  11  0    66       JUNGLELAND (103)
 FAN ZHEN 1288                 6   2  1    66       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BLUE MARBLE 1030             17  14  0    65       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 FIMNAR 1053                  15  15  1    64       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230        11   3  0    64       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 MIDNIGHT SUN 1211            10   8  0    64       SUMMERBORN (104)
 FIPPY DARKPAW 1099            9   8  1    64       NEVERQUEST (97)
 MUSSE PIGG 1259               8   3  0    64       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 BRICK MOUSE 987              15   5  0    63       RODENT CLAN (37)
 VIRIDIO 1145                 12  12  0    62       WARMASTERS (15)
 OUTLAW PETE 1200             12   7  0    57       JUNGLELAND (103)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROWN BETTY 1233              7  10  1    56       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 LIMP IN 1057                 14  13  0    55       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 VOLAX STEELBORN 1100         10   6  0    55       NEVERQUEST (97)
 GOULASH 1215                 10   9  0    54       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SINISTER SNOOPY 1069         12  16  0    53       FURRY FURY (25)
 ELILAD 1055                  10   5  0    52       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 BRIARSMILE 944                9  14  1    52       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 NYDERAWYN 1046                9   7  0    52       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 BERSERKER 1047               10  18  2    50       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 KISS MY GRITS 1252           10   5  0    50       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 A.E. HOUSMAN 1306             4   2  0    50       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 ZEVRAN 1258                   8   5  0    49       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 HEINRIK 1257                  7   7  1    46       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 GORBY BUGMUNCHER 1097         8   9  0    45       NEVERQUEST (97)
 NARYAK 1296                   6   2  1    44       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 WALLI 1219                    6   8  0    43       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 CICERO 1266                   5   4  0    43       WARMASTERS (15)
 BOBBY JEAN 1197              10   9  0    42       JUNGLELAND (103)
 SUPERIORBANE 1226             7   7  0    40       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 LIGDISH BANG 983              9  12  0    39       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134         7  18  0    39       FURRY FURY (25)
 VACA 1210                    10   8  0    38       SUMMERBORN (104)
 MACKAPACKA 1218               4  10  0    36       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 ELTHOR 1237                   9   8  0    35       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COTTON FRAIL 1248             1   1  1    33       RODENT CLAN (37)
 LILLEKATT 1217                7   7  0    31       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
-CONSECTOR 1308                2   2  0    31       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 CYRIL WYRMSLAYER 1267         5   5  0    30       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SHAVIOLA 1322                 4   1  0    30       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 JEHGAN 1295                   6   2  0    29       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CHOP SUEY 1338                2   0  0    27       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 CLASSIC NAPALM 1262           5   6  0    26       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCRAWNIE RONNIE 1285          5   4  1    23       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 ZOG CORNERSTONE 1319          4   1  0    22       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 INVISINOBLE 1327              3   0  0    22       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 SMACKY BUNNY 1298             2   5  0    21       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 IGLPIGL 1261                  4   6  1    20       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 MAGIC RAT 1317                3   3  0    20       JUNGLELAND (103)
 ANGER MOUSE 1347              1   0  0    20       RODENT CLAN (37)
 PINK BUNNY 1300               4   3  0    19       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
-SAM ADAMS 1275                4   4  0    18       BEER (108)
 LUGHNASSADH 1330              3   1  0    18       SUMMERBORN (104)
 MICE AND DICE 1247            2   0  0    18       RODENT CLAN (37)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHILLELAGH TOR 1294           4   4  0    16       THE RED BLADES (88)
-MILLER 1276                   4   4  0    16       BEER (108)
 PRONATE 1320                  3   2  0    15       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
-RENA 1269                     3   2  0    14       TEAM SLUDGE (107)
-ZAMZALIN 1272                 3   2  0    13       TEAM SLUDGE (107)
 PIT FIEND 1344                2   0  0    13       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 JUSTICE THOMAS 1326           2   1  0    13       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263           1  10  0    13       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 LIAM O'SUPERIOR 1302          3   2  0    11       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
-SERAH 1303                    2   1  0    10       TEAM SLUDGE (107)
 DDT 1325                      2   1  0     9       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-APIS FREMO 1310               2   2  0     8       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
-BUDWEISER 1304                1   4  0     7       BEER (108)
-BUSCH 1305                    1   4  0     7       BEER (108)
 FLOPPY LONGEARS 1328          1   3  0     6       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 PIZZARRHEA 1348               1   0  0     6       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 NOTAXESTEXAS 1323             1   2  0     5       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346           1   1  0     4       DARQUE AGES (29)
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341        1   1  0     4       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-FELIX 1307                    0   2  0     4       TEAM SLUDGE (107)
 LIFE PATENT 1340              0   2  0     2       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 WILD BORD 1249                0   2  0     2       RODENT CLAN (37)
 PIOTR COTTONTAIL 1352         0   1  0     1       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
-PLUMBEUS 1343                 0   1  0     1       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 IMA CHEERLEADER 1353          0   1  0     1       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 EMPEROR CRUSH 1355            0   1  0     1       NEVERQUEST (97)
-PROTOMPRPHUS 1342             0   1  0     1       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 MADAM MARIE 1356              0   1  0     1       JUNGLELAND (103)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HEAD BAND 1056         15 12 2 CAPITAL CARTEL 93    HUGH CAPET 690         90   
BANDIT PRINCE           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           BROWN BETTY 1233       90  NONE
SHEWISH GIANT           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           COTTON FRAIL 1248      90  NONE
AVERROES 853           13 11 1 DARQUE AGES 29       SERAFIN GAWAIN 1117    90   
DA GUY 1350             0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        SPYMASTER              90  NONE
DA MAN 1351             0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        BLACK ORC              90  NONE
SHY SKUNK 1133         13  9 0 FURRY FURY 25        FIMNAR 1053            86  NOT REVENGED
MR BUNN 1299            1  6 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    BANDIT PRINCE          90  NONE
STABBY BUNNY 1301       1  2 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    BRUTUS 1311            86  REVENGED
CHIMERA 1006           11 19 1 MONSTER MANUAL 87    FAN ZHEN 1288          89   
ORC #1 1354             0  1 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    STONE GOLEM            90  NONE
GROBBULUS 1140         12 13 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   HIGH ELF               90  NONE
LARITON 1236           10  7 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   ARENAMASTER            90  NONE
SUPERIEEE BEASTI 1284   3  4 0 SUPERIOR FORCES  106 STONE GOLEM            90  NONE
BRAND 1189              8 13 0 UNHOLY KNIGHTS 81    STONE GOLEM            90  NONE
MOUNTAIN DAN 1286       1  4 0 UNHOLY KNIGHTS 81    HOLLY WINDSTALKE 1164  86  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mr. Tripwire -- What a fine DM Column about Arioch.  Well done. -- Agent and The
Capital Cartel

And congratulations to Year Of The Cat, LP's and Shadowspire's newest Duelmaster.
Kudos. -- Agent

Kid Charlemagne of The Red Blades -- It is easier to hit a curve ball low and away
with a bat than it is with a sword, wouldn't you say?  And most can't do it with a
bat!  Thanks for the challenge, though.  I needed that win. -- Low And Away

Virginia Wolf -- Supplination always loses to pronation.  I am glad you were there to
supplicate yourself. -- Pronate

Phillip K. -- What kind of lucky dung was that?  Why, I could whip you with one hand
tied behind my back!  Well, er, ah, sometimes I could.  Yeah. -- Head Band (obviously
wearing the wrong color for that match)

Martin Luther -- You should have stayed Catholic!  So take that! -- Book Mark

Elilad -- I hate philanthropists!  They just give away money I could have had in my
own pocket.  What bums!  And I hate Elilad more than most!  I do. -- Limp In (Who
obviously should have gone all in instead)

La Pentarchie -- I just want you to know that, out of courtesy, Low And Away will not
challenge your Year Of The Cat.  (I may be dumb, but I ain't that dumb!) -- Agent

DM and Lord Protector Year of the Cat -- Congrats on the throne and the graduation,
it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy...  Okay, it could have, but congrats any
way. -- Unholy Knights

Summerborn -- I guess had you been named Winterborn you would not be doing as HOT,
you are having a fine run, let's see if we can't cool you down some. -- Unholy
Knights, it is very cold in hell contrary to popular belief

Larkin, Roving Spy Reporter -- I am whole heartedly interested in having you write
the spy report for Shadowspire.  Not only is it a great idea, I think it will add so
much more to the atmosphere to the arena.  I have read many of your stories in other
arenas and I would be most grateful to have you add your writing skills to our
newsletter.  I also like the idea of you adding as much interesting facts and
quirkyness to it, I say go for broke and use as much of your own self into it.  I can
not think of anyone here that would not want you writing our newsletter. --
Gentleben, mgr Unholy Knights

     It's supposed to be a one-shot deal for turn 100! -- Larkin, looking hunted

Larkin -- What Gentleben said. -- Unholy Knights, warriors of Gentleben

Goulash -- Mess with my boys you mess with me, I will keep my eye on you. -- Duchess
of Erat

Musse pig -- You pig. -- Brand

Vaca -- There is more of that where that came from, now tell me, where are the rest
of your team mates, and why did you eat all the Peeps? -- Ctuchik

Magic Rat -- Watch me pull a rat out of my hat, now watch me pull a win out of my
@$$. -- Scrawnie Ronnie

The cheerleaders are here let the games begin!

Tripwire -- Maybe um I can go with next time you visit the matchmaker's office? --
Action

Chop Suey -- I'm still working on that parry with head tactic.  I mean you can do it
with a fist and my head is harder than most of the fists it has encountered. -- DDT

Sam Adams -- Thanks for the nap.  I slept like a baby. -- Notaxestexas

Kiss My Grits -- I don't know what possessed me to start a fight 19 minutes into the
dance. -- Justice Thomas

Chuck the Hammer -- I should have thrown that sand in your face but the Arenamaster
scowled a bit when I grabbed it.  But I got other tricks. -- Life Patent

Budweiser -- Guess I'm just a little more slippery than you.  Good one. --
Invisinoble

Cariec Tom -- Many thanks for the win!  All I needed was a couple more political
points and you were kind enough to provide them!  Many thanks!  Now all I need to do
is figure out how I am supposed to use this maul that someone seems to think I
prefer.  Maul?  And a lunge tactic.  Bashers use mauls.  Have you ever seen anyone
lunge with a maul?  I'm a bit perplexed by the whole idea. -- Lord Protector Attila
Keenblade, 8th Lord Protector from the Dragonbane Guild

     I saw someone try to lunge with a warflail once.  Of course, she died. -- Larkin

Lord Protector Year of the Cat -- Congratulations on your well earned graduation! --
Attila and the Guild

Plumbeus -- Welcome to the arena and thanks for the nice start. -- Jager von Drachen

Regina Spectre -- It was nothing against the Blades, you were just there and looking
vulnerable.  What's a guy supposed to do? -- Azaghal

Berserker -- Oh, my head.  Stinky challenge. -- Blue Marble

Gorby Bugmuncher -- That did not go according to plan at all. -- Cyril

Duchess of Erat -- See, now that is what those skills were for!  Indeed, you did put
them to good use! -- Lord Protector Spirewolf

Heinrik--
     There once was a boy named Heinrik,
     Who thought his fighting ways were slick.
          He'd prance and he'd preen,
          To boost his esteem,
     Though at heart, knew he was a hick.
--A.E. Housman

Justice Thomas -- Hatred has nothing to do with it.  We'll have to dance again, and
we'll see how it goes.  I can lead again, since you seem to like that. -- Smacky
Bunny

Twice.  Twice in a row.  Selena Spectre.  Go clobber someone else, please! -- Average
Joe

Well, me, I was challenging, so I can't whine, but let's say I won't annoy Fippy
anymore... -- Napalm

I don't know why, but I like that Iglpgl name. -- Le Pentarque

Jehgan -- 'Went for the kill a little quick'?  I don't think so.  I like things fast.
-- Apis Fremo 

Shaviola -- You did well, but realize that you were lucky, right? -- Apis 

Superieee Beastie -- Wow!  I didn't think there was much you could teach me.  I was
wrong. -- Consector

Jager Von Drachen -- I will crumble your head like a stale cookie! -- Plumbeus

Pit Fiend -- I was distracted; that's what it was!  I checked the board and my name
was misspelled.  That threw me off my game! -- Protomorphus

Congratulations to Year of the Cat on both the title and graduation! -- Vanek,
manager of Warmasters

Welcome Monsantis to this wonderful arena.  We hope you enjoy your stay here. --
Vanek

Tripwire -- Nice DM column.  I enjoyed reading it. -- Vanek

Wow, that really sucked!  I am pretty unhappy that after 88 consecutive turns, my
last turn didn't get processed.  I know accidents happen so hopefully it was a one
time thing.  Gregorr's 7 turn streak of popularity leader also ended.  Watch out
boys, he's mad, too, and wants to start a new streak.  Hopefully the Warmasters
respond with a great turn.  I look forward to seeing you all on the sands again next
turn! -- Vanek

Red Blades -- Go ahead and keep allowing your warriors to talk smack.  I'm going to
make them eat every one of them.  See you on the sands my friend. -- Vanek

Ettin -- I have had my eye on the other bashers for a while. -- Serafin

Low and Away -- You weren't MY first choice.  I was trying to do a favor for a
friend. -- K.C.

Azaghal -- BM put you up to that?  Nice challenge.  Much better payoff for me this
time. -- Regina

Superiorbane -- The boss said something to me about wheet E's.  Whatever.  Nice
fight. -- Shillelagh

Avg Joe -- Tough break for you.  Nice couple of turns for me. -- Selena

YOTC, Atilla Keenblade -- Congrats Lord Protectors! -- The Red Blades

Evelyn Waugh -- Nice job on your part, I didn't think you could do enough damage to
take me out.  Funny thing... when I was lying on my back I saw up your mailskirt...
you're a dude, dude.  Only a limey would name their boy Evelyn. -- Xorn

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRAND was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
LARITON was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
GROBBULUS was savagely slain by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
BROWN BETTY butchered BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
MR BUNN was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
SUPERIEEE BEASTIE was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a slow 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
COTTON FRAIL savagely slew SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
ORC #1 was luckily killed by  STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena melee.
DA MAN was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
DA GUY was barely slain by SPYMASTER in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
PHILIP K. DICK defeated SELENA SPECTRE in a popular 4 minute uneven Challenge match.
ATTILA KEENBLADE was luckily beaten by LOW AND AWAY in a 4 minute Challenge match.
TITUS devastated YEAR OF THE CAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title battle.
AVERROES was butchered by SERAFIN GAWAIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
DUCHESS OF ERAT handily defeated AUGUST in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GREGORR overpowered KID CHARLEMAGNE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
D'VINN was bested by MARTIN LUTHER in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
ONYB ENGLVAR devastated CARIEC TOM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
AZAGHAL was subdued by BOOK MARK in a exciting 2 minute Challenge bout.
CHUPUCASUPERIOR overpowered ELILAD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
OUTLAW PETE was viciously subdued by XORN in a tiring 34 minute Challenge contest.
CTUCHIK vanquished AVERAGE JOE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ROSALITA viciously subdued NYDERAWYN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory Challenge fray.
BRIARSMILE demolished LILLEKATT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
FAN ZHEN won victory over GOULASH in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
VOLAX STEELBORN unbelievably bested HEINRIK in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
A.E. HOUSMAN subdued LIMP IN in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
WALLI unbelievably bested VACA in a popular 6 minute gruesome Challenge fray.
CICERO luckily beat MACKAPACKA in a action packed 5 minute Challenge competition.
SUPERIORBANE overpowered LUGHNASSADH in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SCRAWNIE RONNIE was handily defeated by NARYAK in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SMACKY BUNNY defeated LIAM O'SUPERIOR in a exciting 6 minute Challenge fight.
IGLPIGL was beaten by JEHGAN in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
CHOP SUEY handily defeated SHILLELAGH TOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
PRONATE lost to SHAVIOLA in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
NOTAXESTEXAS was demolished by CYRIL WYRMSLAYER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
CHARLES MARTEL was overpowered by INVISINOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
LIBERIUS savagely defeated ARIOCH in a exciting 2 minute gruesome master's match.
HUMMINGBIRD savagely defeated EVELYN WAUGH in a action packed 3 minute gory bout.
W.S. GILBERT was overcome by ORNERY OCELOT in a 1 minute master's match.
HEAD BAND was viciously butchered by HUGH CAPET in a 1 minute veteran's match.
MIDNIGHT SUN was vanquished by REGINA SPECTRE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ETTIN won victory over FIMNAR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's conflict.
VIRIDIO beat FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute uneven competition.
BERSERKER was handily defeated by FIPPY DARKPAW in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MUSSE PIGG overpowered LIGDISH BANG in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided battle.
BLUE MARBLE was outlasted by THE SUPERIOR CAT in a dull 22 minute bout.
BRICK MOUSE outlasted SINISTER SNOOPY in a crowd boring 10 minute competition.
BOBBY JEAN was luckily beaten by KISS MY GRITS in a crowd pleasing 6 minute match.
MADDENED MEERKAT was demolished by GORBY BUGMUNCHER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ELTHOR was overpowered by ZEVRAN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CLASSIC NAPALM handily defeated FLOPPY LONGEARS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PINK BUNNY savagely defeated WILD BORD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory battle.
MAGIC RAT devastated JAGER VON DRACHEN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
VIRGINIA WOOLF was outwaited by JUSTICE THOMAS in a 7 minute brawl.
ZOG CORNERSTONE vanquished PIOTR COTTONTAIL in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
DDT savagely defeated EMPEROR CRUSH in a 2 minute bloody amateur's brawl.
MICE AND DICE overpowered LIFE PATENT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PIT FIEND viciously subdued IMA CHEERLEADER in a 2 minute brutal amateur's match.
PIZZARRHEA viciously subdued MADAM MARIE in a 2 minute gory amateur's bout.
ANGER MOUSE overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 21         PARRY-STRIKE      23 -  16 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     19         STRIKING ATTACK  109 -  96 -  5      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  17         WALL OF STEEL     45 -  42 -  1      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         TOTAL PARRY       79 -  79 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         AIMED BLOW        49 -  50 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         LUNGING ATTACK    50 -  52 -  2      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  42 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         BASHING ATTACK    79 - 101 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       27 -  36 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  32 -  1      41  |

Turn  90 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:

STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  5     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  7         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     6 - 11         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  5         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  9     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  7         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         5 -  5                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TITUS 1031                 19  11  3  127 WARMASTERS (15)
BASHING ATTACK   SERAFIN GAWAIN 1117        14  13  1  139 THE RED BLADES (88)
TOTAL PARRY      LOW AND AWAY 1060          23   4  0  120 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
LUNGING ATTACK   LIBERIUS 824               24  21  3  104 WARMASTERS (15)
PARRY-LUNGE      EVELYN WAUGH 1070          19  10  0   97 LITERATE LOONS (40)
SLASHING ATTACK  AVERAGE JOE 887            23  18  0   87 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
WALL OF STEEL    ARIOCH 996                 20  14  2   86 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
AIMED BLOW       MARTIN LUTHER 718          20  17  0   84 DARQUE AGES (29)
PARRY-STRIKE     MUSSE PIGG 1259             8   3  0   64 JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
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 
SELENA SPECTRE 1192.  The ten other most popular fighters were SMACKY BUNNY 1298, 
HUMMINGBIRD 1213, VACA 1210, ORC #1 1354, LIBERIUS 824, BOBBY JEAN 1197, MACKAPACKA 
1218, BOOK MARK 1058, PINK BUNNY 1300, and GREGORR 865.

The least popular fighter this week was XORN 1015.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OUTLAW PETE 1200, BLUE MARBLE 1030, THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230, BRICK MOUSE 
987, SINISTER SNOOPY 1069, JUSTICE THOMAS 1326, SUPERIEEE BEASTIE 1284, LIAM 
O'SUPERIOR 1302, WALLI 1219, and MADAM MARIE 1356.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TITUS (81-1031) WARMASTERS (15)
LOW AND AWAY (81-1060) CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
GREGORR (81-865) WARMASTERS (15)

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

YEAR OF THE CAT (81-765) LA PENTARCHIE (11)
ATTILA KEENBLADE (81-912) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)