DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/22/2010    Duedate: 10/05/2010

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-97

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VIRIDIO
WARMASTERS (15)
(81-1145) [18-13-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

W.S. GILBERT                   CEO
LITERATE LOONS (40)            CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
(81-995) [21-20-3,129]         (81-1040) [4-4-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MIDNIGHT SUN                   CTUCHIK
SUMMERBORN (104)               UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
(81-1211) [14-10-1,97]         (81-1242) [12-11-1,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OTTO'S DINER (96)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LITERATE LOONS (40)         67
2. DARQUE AGES (29)            48      CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
3. JUNGLELAND (103)            44      Unchartered Team
4. ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)         34
5. PAPER TIGERS (114)          32      CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)      103  66  4 60.9   1/ 2 OTTO'S DINER (96)        11  4 1
 2/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       280 200  9 58.3   2/ 7 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       9  6 1
 3/ 2 SUMMERBORN (104)          70  50  3 58.3   3/ 1 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 0
 4- 4 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  58  42  0 58.0   4/ 3 WARMASTERS (15)           9  6 0
 5/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    271 210  9 56.3   5/14 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       9  6 0
 6/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         210 169  7 55.4   6/ 6 JUNGLELAND (103)          9  6 0
 7/ 0 GOONSWARM (79)            55  45  4 55.0   7/10 LITERATE LOONS (40)       8  7 1
 8/ 0*CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     20  18  0 52.6   8/17 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       8  7 0
 9/ 7 WARMASTERS (15)          251 227 20 52.5   9/13 THE RED BLADES (88)       8  7 0
10/ 8 RODENT CLAN (37)         179 163 11 52.3  10/ 8 RODENT CLAN (37)          7  2 1
11/ 9 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      247 237 13 51.0  11/15 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       7  8 0
12/11 JUNGLELAND (103)          64  63  1 50.4  12/20 DARQUE AGES (29)          6  4 1
13/10 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     230 228 11 50.2  13- 5 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  6  4 0
14/12 THE MONSANTIS (112)       24  26  1 48.0  14/19 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       6  8 0
15/13 LITERATE LOONS (40)      225 258  9 46.6  15/11 THE MONSANTIS (112)       6  9 1
16/14 FURRY FURY (25)          123 144  5 46.1  16/12 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       6  9 0
17/15 OTTO'S DINER (96)         76  94  2 44.7  17/ 4 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      6  9 0
18/16 THE RED BLADES (88)       89 111  5 44.5  18/ 9 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       90 115  4 43.9  19/21 FURRY FURY (25)           3  7 0
20-18 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)       118 158 11 42.8  20/16*FAR TRAVELERS (113)       3 12 0
21/ 0*PAPER TIGERS (114)         2   3  0 40.0  21/ 0*PAPER TIGERS (114)        2  3 0
22/20 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)      105 159  6 39.8  22/18 SUMMERBORN (104)          2  8 1
23/21 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       26  43  1 37.7  23/ 0*CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     1  3 0
24/23 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       16  39  2 29.1  24-23 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        0  1 0
25/22*FAR TRAVELERS (113)        8  21  0 27.6  25/ 0 GOONSWARM (79)            0  1 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.

     So there me was one evenin, mindin me own business at the o'l Warty Toad and
enjoyin O' frosty brew when a strange shadow fell across me table.  Me looked up ta
see who be blockin me view.  Me table be surrounded by a motley crew if me ever seen
one.  One lovely ratani lassie, one ugly orc, an even uglier golemn and an elven
fellow.  The way the lot O' them looked down their noses on me, me knew right O' way
me didn't like them.
     Me canted me ta get a better look at the lass when she spoke ta me.
     "Are you Owsly?"  She asked me.
     Me leaned back in me chair.  "Aye in flesh and bone."  Me tried ta give her me
best smile though me must say it be forced.
     "Good.  We've a proposition for you."  She dinnae return O smile.
     "Me be listenin but make it quick, me brew be getting warm."  She seemed ta
frown more and the orc growled under his breath in irritation.
     "We would like to hire you as our manager."  She stated matter O factly all the
while glaring down her nose at me.
     Me couldnae help meself an did what any respectable manager would have done.  Me
laughed.  Laughed so hard in fact me almost fell over backward in me chair.  Ta make
matters worse me spilled half me beer on the floor.  Through gasping breaths O' air
me finally managed ta choke out a reply.
     "What make ye think me be willin ta manage the lot O' you?"  Me asked still
tryin ta catch me breath.
     "Because we will pay you a healthy sum to do so.  Your tab for the night has
already been covered so feel free to order another round for yourself since you
wasted that one and it is, as you say, getting warm."  At that moment she plops a fat
sack O' gold on the table.
     Me be sure she be expecting me ta seal the deal with her and by the look O her
companions they expected the same.  Instead it raised another question in me mind.
     "Why ye pick me?  There be plenty O' other managers more capable than me.  Me
only have one team and only their experience ta go by and they dannae even have a
winnin record."
     "Because the other managers turned us down or were full.  You were our last
option."  Needless ta say that dinnae go over ta well with me.
     The elf that be keepin quiet up til this point spoke.  "Come on HR lets get out
of here.  Obviously this so called 'manager' doesn't have the intelligence to know an
opportunity when it's standing in front of him."
     That dinnae go ever any better.  In fact it got me blood boilin.  "Lad me have
half O mind ta put me fist in ye nose so hard the golemn there be bleedin for talking
ta me that way!"  Me reached across the table ta get a hold O him, but the orc
stepped between us with a grunt.  Sooooo, me popped him one right in the kisser.  He
went like a sack O' taters, knockin over a few chairs in the process.
     "Mr. Owsly!!!!"  The sharp crack O the ratani voice brought me attention back ta
her and brought any thoughts O retaliation ta a halt from her companions.  "Do you or
do you not want the job?!?"  If she dinnae glare at me afore, she be glaring at me
for sure now with an arrogance that suggested she owned me.  Me was not aboot ta give
up so easily though.
     "Ye cannae even fight!"  Me said pointin at the orc on the ground.  "Ye be more
work than ye worth!  Me reputation might not be s'good but it be a fair one.  If me
take ye on then it be nothin and me be the laughin stock O the arena!"
     "So you do have some pride."  The ratani comments.  "We can fight and as a
manager your job would be to improve on our qualities.  I'll double your price."
     Involuntarily, me eyebrow raised.  Me was thinking ta meself with that kind O
money the training room oot at Daidi teaghlach troid seomra would get O few more
trainin gear and maybe me could turn Clan Crow inta even better fighters.  Me wheels
be beginning ta turn.  "Sit down."  Me said takin me seat again.  "All O you."  Me
motioned ta the chairs around the table.  "If me be takin on this team, and that be a
big 'IF' then me be needin ta be knowin more aboot ya."
     Reluctantly, they sat.  "Lets be startin with names."  The ratani be first ta
speak and her name be HR, she in turn introduced the golemn who be named, Office, CEO
be the orc and Supvsr be the elf.
     "Ye dannae have a full team?"
     "We have another one coming next week to make our fifth.  He was promoted
within."  HR responded.
     "Promoted within?"  Me arched me other eyebrow.
     "We are from a local corporation that has an interest in investing in the arena.
Our means of doing that is to elect the best in our company and create a team.  We
take that team and go for the top in the process creating profits for ourselves and
the company.  So in essence we will provide our own replacements should something
happen.  Your job is to simply train us as best you can so that we win and in return
you will be compensated monetarily.  Do you find our terms agreeable?"
     HR made sense she did as did her name and all O the others.  Me thought aboot it
for a minute, going over it all in me head.  The money probably would be good but the
money dinnae really matter ta me.  Me already had a decent team so that dinnae really
matter ta me either.  What appealed ta me be that me might get ta see the whole lot
get their pampas arses whooped and that had entertainin qualities.  They'd be getting
just deserts likely and would draw good crowds, all O which me would find enjoyment
in.  A few bets in the right areas and me could make more than they probably be
offerin.
     "Talk money."  I replied.
     "Fifty golds a week plus we pay meals for us, you and your other team as well as
reasonable expenses."
     "Ye got ye self O deal on two conditions." Me responded.
     "What will that be?  I believe we have made a rather generous offer."  There be
that look again.  Me was goin ta enjoy watchin them get their arses whooped!
     "Me get ta be pickin ye team name and no matter what it be that's the deal."
She looked at me skeptically.  "Second while trainin ye all be doin as ye told.
Period."
     "Mr. Owsly you have a deal."  The first smile be splittin that pretty face but
it still be havin that snooty, serious look ta it.  Me spit in me hand and extended
it ta seal the deal.  She looked at me with disgust as though it was beyond her.
They all did except Office, the golemn, who shook me hand and grunted approvingly.

     [[I'm not sure if these two go together, but they were both in the file, so...
     [[here they are. -- the Editor]]

     Cant help but feel that my ascent to the throne here has been a tad on the
uneventful side,  void of any real excitement, drama, or pizzazz .  Just another
striker going through the motions.  Unfortunately I think I ended up in Hummingbird's
shadow for most of my career, and while snagging the throne at a mere 23 matches in
an arena of this caliber is nothing to scoff at, I guess it does somewhat pale in
comparison.  Not that my manager was the most attentive to begin with.
     Not being much of a risk-taker my challenges this turn will go to Chupuca from
Surperior Forces, and Bookmark from the Cartel, both warriors whom I have recently
beaten from teams that are currently challenging for the top team.  I doubt the
managers of those two teams consider mine much of a rival, but since he insists on
considering THEM as such I'll humor him.
     I haven't really made any enemies nor allies on my path here, but would like to
acknowledge Kid Charlemange for our three early career matchups, all very enjoyable
and exiting, Regina Spectre for being the only warrior to get the jump on me so far
(although in my defense I was wearing chainmail to that fight for some inexplicable
reason), and finally Ornery Ocelot for the fight for the throne.  Glad that kill
didn't last.  'Grats on your graduation!

Good luck to all!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SHADOWSPIRE?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, DRAGONBANE GUILD, since 
OTTO'S DINER took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Why not, I'm 
having a good day, so I feel sorry for OF WOLF AND MAN, who went 1-4-0 and dropped 13 
into 17th.  Here's my pity, for what it's worth.  CAPITAL CARTEL turned their 3-2-0 
turn into a 5th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you 
get put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-1 is nice, but don't get cocky, 
DARQUE AGES, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see HUGH CAPET win a fight and gain 40 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, VIRGINIA WOOLF beat PRONATE and PRONATE lost 18 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  VIRIDIO challenged SHADOWSPIRE's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And 
it's out with the old, in with the new, as VIRIDIO takes the Title and last week's 
bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and 
bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  CAPITAL CARTEL was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was LITERATE LOONS.  Ha ha ha ha!  GUTTER BALL was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  REGINA SPECTRE, a 
glorious 16-10-0 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad THE RED BLADES.  Ya gotta go 
sometime, and PINK BUNNY's time was this time.  Hmmm, not a bad fighter, had she 
lived... (what?  me pity?).  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to 
see PIOTR COTTONTAIL and FUZZY BUNNIES at The Warty Toad tonight celebrating their 
bloodfeud victory over SALAMI SLAM.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what 
brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the SHADOWSPIRE arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIRIDIO 1145                 18  13  0   124       WARMASTERS (15)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 W.S. GILBERT 995             21  20  3   129       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HUGH CAPET 690               21  24  4   127       DARQUE AGES (29)
 EVELYN WAUGH 1070            22  14  1   107       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 LIMP IN 1057                 19  15  0   106       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 OUTLAW PETE 1200             18   8  0   106       JUNGLELAND (103)
 MAGIC RAT 1317                9   4  0   103       JUNGLELAND (103)
 SELENA SPECTRE 1192          17  10  1   102       THE RED BLADES (88)
 BOOK MARK 1058               18  15  0   101       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
-CHUPUCASUPERIOR 1229         14   6  0    98       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 AZAGHAL 1223                 15  11  0    97       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MIDNIGHT SUN 1211            14  10  1    97       SUMMERBORN (104)
 FAN ZHEN 1288                 9   4  1    97       DARQUE AGES (29)
-THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230        15   5  0    95       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 ELTHOR 1237                  15   9  0    93       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARTIN LUTHER 718            22  20  0    90       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BOBBY JEAN 1197              15  11  0    90       JUNGLELAND (103)
 KID CHARLEMAGNE 1193         12  15  2    90       THE RED BLADES (88)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRICK MOUSE 987              18   8  0    87       RODENT CLAN (37)
 BLUE MARBLE 1030             21  17  0    82       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 CARIEC TOM 984               19  23  2    82       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 FIMNAR 1053                  18  19  1    81       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 AUGUST 1212                  15   9  1    79       SUMMERBORN (104)
 XORN 1015                    20  16  0    76       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 MICE AND DICE 1247            7   1  1    75       RODENT CLAN (37)
 BERSERKER 1047               13  21  2    74       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 GOULASH 1215                 15  11  0    71       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 CTUCHIK 1242                 12  11  1    70       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 KISS MY GRITS 1252           15   7  0    69       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 DUCHESS OF ERAT 1234         12  12  0    69       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 ZEVRAN 1258                  12   8  0    68       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOTAXESTEXAS 1323             6   4  0    65       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 VACA 1210                    13  11  0    60       SUMMERBORN (104)
 A.E. HOUSMAN 1306             8   5  0    59       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SINISTER SNOOPY 1069         13  19  0    58       FURRY FURY (25)
-SUPERIORBANE 1226            12   8  0    58       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 CLASSIC NAPALM 1262           9   9  0    58       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHILLELAGH TOR 1294           8   7  0    55       THE RED BLADES (88)
-HCLCHICKEN 969                7   2  0    53       GOONSWARM (79)
 NARYAK 1296                   8   7  1    51       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134         9  20  0    49       FURRY FURY (25)
 CICERO 1266                   9   7  0    48       WARMASTERS (15)
 HEINRIK 1257                  8  13  1    47       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 PIZZARRHEA 1348               6   2  0    46       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263           4  14  1    46       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SHAVIOLA 1322                 8   4  0    42       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 RATLING GUN 1389              3   0  1    41       RODENT CLAN (37)
 CYRIL WYRMSLAYER 1267         9   8  1    40       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PIOTR COTTONTAIL 1352         4   4  0    37       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341        5   4  0    33       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 CEO 1040                      4   4  0    33       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 SUICIDE SEED 1402             2   1  1    33       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 OFFICE BRWN NOSER 1114        5   1  0    32       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 ZOG CORNERSTONE 1319          8   4  0    31       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-HR 1039                       5   2  0    31       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 SUPVSR 1083                   4   3  0    31       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
-HAKKON 895                    8   6  0    30       GOONSWARM (79)
 SCRAWNIE RONNIE 1285          7   8  1    30       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346           4   3  0    30       DARQUE AGES (29)
 IRN BRU 1393                  4   0  0    30       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 TALTHYBIUS 1404               3   0  0    30       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
-LIAM O'SUPERIOR 1302          7   4  0    29       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
-COL. KURTZ 862                3   5  0    29       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 GUTTER BALL 1361              6   1  0    28       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 ANGER MOUSE 1347              4   2  0    27       RODENT CLAN (37)
 PRONATE 1320                  7   5  0    26       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 VICTOR 1369                   3   3  0    26       WARMASTERS (15)
 SMACKY BUNNY 1298             5   9  1    25       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 LIFE PATENT 1340              5   4  0    25       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 BEASTIER WEE 1362             4   3  1    25       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAM MARIE 1356              5   3  0    23       JUNGLELAND (103)
 LUGHNASSADH 1330              5   5  1    21       SUMMERBORN (104)
-KARTTOON 1000                 4   3  0    20       GOONSWARM (79)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVANDER 1368                  4   2  0    20       WARMASTERS (15)
 MARCO POLO 1375               4   0  0    20       DARQUE AGES (29)
 AMULIUS 1380                  3   2  1    20       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 HYPOGEE BLEVE 1364            2   5  0    19       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BIG NOG 1411                  2   0  0    18       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 PIT FIEND 1344                4   4  1    17       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 DOPPLEGANGER 1382             4   1  0    17       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BUGS 1360                     3   4  0    17       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 PATROCLUS 1410                2   0  0    17       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 8TH FOLD 1422                 1   0  0    15       PAPER TIGERS (114)
-KILGORE 863                   3   5  0    14       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 PANDERA PAX 1406              1   2  0    14       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 TYGER 1421                    1   0  0    14       PAPER TIGERS (114)
-GROWLER 908                   3   2  1    13       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 ALEKSANDR 1372                3   3  0    12       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 FROST GIANT 1408              3   0  0    12       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-POKANO 1116                   1   0  0    12       GOONSWARM (79)
 ARCHON 1390                   3   1  0    11       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 NUMITOR 1379                  2   3  0    11       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
-CHILI SUPERIOR 1363           2   4  0    10       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 URMAR 1373                    2   4  0    10       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 HANA 1370                     2   4  0    10       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 FIDGET 1403                   1   2  0    10       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 FLUFFY 1412                   1   1  0    10       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 SALAMI SLAM 1401              2   1  1     9       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BLOOD MAGE 1378               2   3  0     9       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 ASSERIUS 1377                 2   3  0     9       WARMASTERS (15)
 ROUNDUP 1388                  2   2  0     9       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 PUNT 1366                     1   5  0     8       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 LUKE WAYFARE 1413             1   1  0     8       THE RED BLADES (88)
 MITTANI 1093                  2   1  0     7       GOONSWARM (79)
 HECTOR 1392                   1   2  0     7       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 HAGGIS 1391                   1   3  0     6       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 CHINGACHGOOK 1371             0   6  0     6       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
-LEELA 1225                    1   1  0     4       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 DEADHEAD STICKER 1397         0   3  0     3       SUMMERBORN (104)
 CLAWS 1423                    0   1  0     1       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 UKANT B SIRIUS 1416           0   1  0     1       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 ORIGAMI 1420                  0   1  0     1       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 EYE 1419                      0   1  0     1       PAPER TIGERS (114)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JEHGAN 1295             8  6 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    MICE AND DICE 1247     96   
NOTRITE 1418            0  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    STONE GOLEM            97  NONE
ADMIN 1166              0  1 0 CORPORATE IDIOTS 92  HIGH ELF               97  NONE
ANDIKAN 1374            0  2 0 FAR TRAVELERS 113    BEASTIER WEE 1362      93  REVENGED
PINK BUNNY 1300        10  4 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    EVELYN WAUGH 1070      97   
THUMPER 1409            0  1 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    SALAMI SLAM 1401       95  JUST REVENGED
VORPAL BUNNY 1398       0  1 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    RATLING GUN 1389       94   
BLIND TERRY 1407        0  1 0 JUNGLELAND 103       SUICIDE SEED 1402      95  REVENGED
BOBBY RAMIREZ 1417      0  1 0 JUNGLELAND 103       SHEWISH GIANT          97  NONE
ROSALITA 1198           9 13 0 JUNGLELAND 103       CARIEC TOM 984         93  JUST REVENGED
MEDUSA 1383             0  2 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263    94   
CHOP SUEY 1338          3  2 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      SMACKY BUNNY 1298      93  REVENGED
MATO GRASSO 1387        0  1 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    AMULIUS 1380           94   
NO. I WILL NOT 1415     0  1 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    MOUNTAIN TROLL         97  NONE
REGINA SPECTRE 1194    16 11 0 THE RED BLADES 88    HUGH CAPET 690         97   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cicero -- Awww.  Did that mean wittle judge bother you?  Say!  How about we meet up
at your house?  The one out in the country.  Yeah.  That will be for... well, just
the fun of stuffing your soft little head in a bag, old man. -- Life Patent.

Victor -- Lies, lies, lies. -- Life Patent

Warmasters -- What was that?  Getting all those hurt feelings out, princess? -- The
Monsantis

Amulius -- Practice, practice, practice.  That's what I'll do. -- Roundup

Kiss My Grits -- Well, no real point loss and 3 skills.  I will take it as it comes,
I guess. -- Notaxestexas

Lord Protector Philip K. Dick -- This finger is for you.  Congrats on making The Big
Time. -- Agent, Capital Cartel

Aleksandr -- Well, I SHOULD have punted instead of challenging.  Nice tackle, you
heart-breaker! -- Punt

Charles Martel -- Thank you for the challenge.  I eeked out a nice spare, but you,
well, you just plain had a... Gutter Ball

Superiorbane -- You have it; I apparently don't.  Kudos. -- Pronate

Zevran -- Hah!  I caught you napping when you should have been reading.  Naughty,
naughty. -- Book Mark

Serena Spectre -- Against the odds, I outdrew you on the river card.  (wink) -- Limp
In

Hoping to see all you fine managers in The Turf War in DM47.  Be there or be square.
-- Agent, Capital Cartel (putting in a plug for Master Darque and Oz)
P.S.  The only manager that has stated he will not is Manager, but this one is
probably a little too difficult for him at this early stage in his career.
Z...I...N...G!

Vanek -- Do you keep track of all the sewing circles?  I hadn't thought of that.
Maybe I can get some contracts there. -- Agent, Capital Cartel

Gentleben -- Oh!  Are kills good?  Shucks, we like to leave those warriors yet alive
on the sands to lose to us once more.  We will leave the killing to those nasty
Delarqs like Tripwire.  I guess my Cartel are just pansies? -- Agent, Capital Cartel

Numitor -- Second verse, same as the first! -- Pizzarrhea

August -- No fair using lightsabers. -- Goulash

This Ocelot is the king of timing!  What a last turn under the Spire! -- Le Pentarque

It would have been a perfect turn without an angered mouse....  Weirdly this seemed
more dangerous than a maddened Meerkat!

Yep, Bartender I was quite happy to see Bobby Jean losing.  I do think that one or
two bloodfeuds are enough if it was not a wanted kill, or an ennemy!  But, well,
that's the game... and... Je veux ton amour!

Now, Heinrik, I owe you a drink.  Three times in the last 4 turns, that's
nbelievable... -- Classic Napalm

Hana -- That was a pretty ugly fight right there, hopefully soon I will be better
than that -- Big Nog

Lughnassadh -- You have a hard name!  I can't wait for about 4 or 5 more turns, I am
going to be whaling on people.  I actually started swinging those things pretty good
there.  I like it! -- Archon

Talthybius -- Nicely done.  Gonna try a strat change and see if I can't return the
favor -- Blood Mage

Madam Marie -- I don't get tired, sweetheart.  Ever. -- Shaviola

Book Mark -- Ouch.  Not nice, you bully! -- Zevran

Viridio -- Actually, that fight was unexpected.  I saw the matchup and was happy, the
result, notsomuch.  Nicely done. -- Zevran

Evelyn Waugh -- I do feel the need to say that my teammates and I have nothing
against you and your team.  It just seems we are always close to one another in the
rankings.  Darque has just noticed that we [Darque Ages] have fought you a lot in the
past few turns, or at least more than is common in an arena of this size. -- Martin
Luther

Gutter Ball -- You have the strongest ankle of anyone that I have ever met!!  I bump
mine in the night while going to the outhouse and have trouble going back to sleep.
You take multiple hits (some exceptional) to yours and continue fighting.  I'm
impressed! -- Charles Martel
P.S.  Not impressed enough NOT to try again later with a bigger weapon, but impressed
nonetheless.

Blue Marble -- Nothing surprising about that outcome.  I beleive if I could erase my
losses to your ilk, I would be well above the .500 mark.  Since that is not the case,
I trudge along, seeking to find political favor in this place so I can be sponsored
for a trip to the Isle of the Eye. -- Hugh Capet

     I've always found the Isle of the Eye to be over-rated.  It's an island, which
     means "small."  And it's crowded.  But some people like it.  I guess it takes
     all kinds. -- Larkin

The Superior Cat -- Hopefully we will meet again, but on my terms. -- Fan Zhen

Fluffy -- That fight should have been like a quick trip to the grocer, instead it was
a transcontinental caravan. -- Marco Polo

Grimm -- Belated grats on the throne and graduation of OO. -- Master Darque

Sherman -- Congrats on yet another Lord Protector from 81.  They may be talented
writers and a bit nuts, but they are consistent fighters, to boot. -- Master Darque

     A writer has to be a fighter (and nuts) to get anywhere.

Agent -- And what constitutes a DC?  FE or Recognition?  Which is the fairer fight:
a 2 FE warrior challenging a 4 FE warrior with lower recognition; or a 44 FE warrior
challenging a 12 FE warrior with more recognition?  And before anyone says otherwise,
no, Hugh Capet did not challenge Magic Rat, it's just for an example. -- Master
Darque

     A question often asked, seldom answered to the satisfaction of all.

Roundup -- I'm waiting to see what it is you've got that's going to take care of me.
I hope it's not going to be too painful. -- Bugs

Urmar -- You have to try hitting back if you're going to win. -- Bugs

ALL -- I guess being pink is popular right now.  Go me! -- Pink Bunny, Shadowspire's
most popular for the week

     The selection was made in the dark.

Ratling Gun -- I thought I'd have given you a better fight than that.  Maybe next
time. -- Smacky Bunny

Salami Slam -- I'm not sure what happened, but I'm almost positive I sent someone to
bloodfeud you.  How you ended up matched up against a thief instead is beyond me. --
Daemonspawn

Chupucasuperior -- Piss off! -- Fimnar

Book Mark -- Thought you had me, didn't ya. -- Fimnar

Sinister Snoopy -- You fight more like the energizer bunny. -- Elthor

Piotr Cottontail -- I already knew about my secret admirer, it is Ahringol.  That is
why I keep getting terrible matchups. -- Heinrik

Ctuchik -- We didn't even get a chance to work up a sweat. -- Naryak

Regina Spectre -- I salute your skill, now be gone! -- Elthor

Classic Napalm -- I am reporting you to the commission for stalking! -- Heinrik

Kid Charlemagne -- Well fought, scumbag! -- Naryak

Mice and Dice -- Rape me of skills why you are killing me, classy move! -- Ghost of
Jehgan

Congrats to all recent invitees. -- Clan Longebeard

It seems the great science fiction writer will finally be leaving our arena.
Congrats to Philip K.  With the Ocelot and Phil leaving the average FE of the arena
just dropped significantly! -- Nomad and the Guild

Vaca -- I think that is what some people refer to as a bad idea.  Thanks for the
challenge. -- Azaghal

Piotr Cottontail -- Now, that is how I planned it!  Nice win, great skills.  You
bunnies are good for something other than Easter baskets and jokes about breeding. --
Jager

Pandera Pax -- Upon further review, not such a good idea, was it? -- Irn Bru

Hugh Capet -- I didn't expect that to go so well. -- Blue Marble

Housman -- Someone on the team had to lose, so I just thought I'd be a good teammate.
Really, that is all there was to it. -- Cyril

Midnight Sun -- you silly bum, killing my cat on the way to the Isle. Lady Greywand
will hear about this. -- Grimm

Agent -- I must agree, I am very anti-downchallenging.  I must say I am going to have
to side with Ben on this one.  I think calling people out for it is fair.  It is
certainly a tool for those who chose to do it. -- Grimm

Vanek -- You may think of that as a remark at you.  It isn't so aggressive, but you
do try to hide behind this image of hospitality in order to seem like the sweet
little good guy so people won't see you. -- Grimm

Maddened Meerkat -- Get you junk together or get dead. -- Your Boss

Snoopy -- Show up, damn you. -- Grimm

Frost Giant -- You have the better of me.  Well fought. -- Hector

Bugs -- You fast bunny! -- Urmar

Pint -- Best 3 of 5, comrade? -- Aleksandr

Nog -- Impressive, my honorable foe. -- Hana

Wee -- I will try to avenge my fallen brother. -- Chingachgook

Midnight Sun -- Oh no!  You have already been the DM once before you need to spread
the wealth next time. -- Unholy Knights
P.S.  Congrats on the throne.

Viridio -- You see what happened was when they introduced you I thought they wanted
to shoot a video so I was posing for a great shot of me trying to whack you when you
haul-off the really get into it.  What ever happened to good PR?  Do you not want
pics for your adoring fans... that's right you don't have any. -- Duchess of Erat

Cicero -- Now if you don't want to feel that again stay down there where you belong.
-- Ctuchik

Evander -- You got lucky chump so count your blessing and good thing for you there
won't be many of them. -- Beastier Wee

Terminated Vanek -- We are a bunch of tough gladiators and the fearsome mangers of
said tough ones and that is why we make our challanges on the ones that are supposed
to be better and stronger than us since they are ranked above us.  It is the weak
whom prey on the weak.  As far as women go I have seen my share of women I would not
want to cross after I have pissed them off and if you ever get the chance to get to
know a women in person you will learn this.  We men may be the stronger of the sexes
but the women are so much tougher than us it isn't even funny (case in point-what do
you do when you get sick and what does a woman do, she goes to work while we go to
bed). -- Gentleben

Duchess of Erat -- Good try, but you were in way over your head on that fight. --
Viridio

Ctuchik -- I'm convinced I'd have won that fight if I hadn't been experimenting with
my alternate strategy last turn.  Well done, but next time we meet, the results will
be different! -- Cicero

Life Patient -- You got very, very lucky in that fight, my friend.  -- Victor

Beastier Wee -- Next time try fighting without ear plugs.  That way, when the arena
master yells to begin the fight, you'll be able to hear him and know when to start!
-- Evander

     Takes the mystery out of it.

Rodent Clan -- Wow, 67 points!  Well done sir! -- Vanek, Manager of Warmasters

Dragonbane Guild -- Well, look at that!  Nice jump from #8 to #1 in the standings! --
Vanek

Archaic Chaos -- I meant to compliment you for a while now on your very fine stories
in the previous newsletters.  Keep them coming, I really enjoyed them! -- Vanek

Gentleben -- Alright, sir, you have thrown down the gauntlet and declared war with
your triple challenge of my warriors last turn (congrats on going 1-2 with those).  I
accept your challenge and intend to make you regret tangling with me.  See you on the
sands! -- Vanek

Limp In -- Nice fight, Gimpy.  I owe you one. -- Selena

Naryak, Elthor -- Tough matchups, fellas.  Good luck with the bloodfued. -- Kid
Charlemagne and Regina

Pit Fiend -- I really needed that.  Thanks! -- S. Tor

Haggis -- Yikes, I almost kilt you. -- Luke Wayfare

PKD -- Congrats! -- The Red Blades

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ADMIN was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NOTRITE was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a dull 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
BOBBY RAMIREZ was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NO. I WILL NOT was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BOBBY JEAN savagely defeated CARIEC TOM in a 2 minute veteran's Bloodfeud fight.
NARYAK was vanquished by MICE AND DICE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
BUGS was overpowered by RATLING GUN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
PIOTR COTTONTAIL overpowered SALAMI SLAM in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
CHINGACHGOOK was vanquished by BEASTIER WEE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
LIMP IN luckily beat AZAGHAL in a popular 7 minute gory expert's Challenge duel.
VIRIDIO beat MIDNIGHT SUN in a popular 3 minute veteran's Challenge Title melee.
MAGIC RAT subdued BRICK MOUSE in a 3 minute Challenge match.
KID CHARLEMAGNE viciously subdued XORN in a 6 minute master's Challenge conflict.
FAN ZHEN viciously subdued BLUE MARBLE in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge bout.
HUGH CAPET assassinated REGINA SPECTRE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
KISS MY GRITS vanquished SINISTER SNOOPY in a 9 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
GOULASH bested VACA in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
CICERO was savagely defeated by CTUCHIK in a exciting 5 minute gory Challenge bout.
SHILLELAGH TOR handily defeated ZOG CORNERSTONE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
SHAVIOLA was overpowered by NOTAXESTEXAS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SMACKY BUNNY was luckily beaten by GUTTER BALL in a 9 minute Challenge fray.
HYPOGEE BLEVE devastated BLOOD MAGE in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge bout.
CHARLES MARTEL overpowered ALEKSANDR in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge duel.
LUGHNASSADH was vanquished by SUICIDE SEED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MADAM MARIE outlasted ARCHON in a tiresome 16 minute Challenge melee.
TALTHYBIUS won victory over EVANDER in a 3 minute Challenge fray.
IRN BRU luckily beat AMULIUS in a 2 minute bloody novice's Challenge fray.
PATROCLUS won victory over LUKE WAYFARE in a 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
DEADHEAD STICKER was defeated by NUMITOR in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
FLUFFY subdued PUNT in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
W.S. GILBERT overpowered MARTIN LUTHER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PHILIP K. DICK slimly lost to OUTLAW PETE in a crowd boring 24 minute master's match.
BERSERKER was devastated by ELTHOR in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
BOOK MARK devastated ZEVRAN in a 1 minute uneven bout.
EVELYN WAUGH savagely slew PINK BUNNY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute one-sided match.
SELENA SPECTRE vanquished AUGUST in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FIMNAR won victory over CLASSIC NAPALM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
DUCHESS OF ERAT demolished CEO in a 1 minute uneven competition.
HEINRIK savagely defeated OFFICE BRWN NOSER in a 2 minute brutal fight.
MADDENED MEERKAT won victory over JAGER VON DRACHEN in a 2 minute mismatched duel.
A.E. HOUSMAN demolished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
PRONATE was handily defeated by VIRGINIA WOOLF in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
LIFE PATENT was overpowered by PIZZARRHEA in a 1 minute uneven competition.
SCRAWNIE RONNIE was overcome by ANGER MOUSE in a 2 minute brutal match.
SUPVSR overpowered HANA in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
CYRIL WYRMSLAYER vanquished PIT FIEND in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
VICTOR handily defeated MITTANI in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
URMAR was savagely defeated by PANDERA PAX in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal match.
DOPPLEGANGER subdued ORIGAMI in a 2 minute novice's battle.
ROUNDUP beat UKANT B SIRIUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's conflict.
HAGGIS was beaten by MARCO POLO in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
HECTOR savagely defeated EYE in a 4 minute bloody novice's brawl.
ASSERIUS was subdued by TYGER in a 1 minute amateur's battle.
FIDGET was unbelievably bested by BIG NOG in a 2 minute gruesome novice's bout.
FROST GIANT bested CLAWS in a 3 minute novice's fight.
8TH FOLD devastated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 22         WALL OF STEEL     56 -  40 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     14         TOTAL PARRY       92 -  71 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  14         AIMED BLOW        47 -  37 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-STRIKE      24 -  21 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         STRIKING ATTACK  107 - 104 -  7      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         PARRY-LUNGE       29 -  35 -  4      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  67 -  2      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  22 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    52 -  85 -  5      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  51 -  3      35  |

Turn  97 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-LUNGE        6 -  2     AIMED BLOW         3 -  5         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        5 -  9         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     4 - 10         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      8 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  9         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK   11 - 11                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    VIRIDIO 1145               18  13  0  124 WARMASTERS (15)
BASHING ATTACK   W.S. GILBERT 995           21  20  3  129 LITERATE LOONS (40)
PARRY-LUNGE      EVELYN WAUGH 1070          22  14  1  107 LITERATE LOONS (40)
TOTAL PARRY      LIMP IN 1057               19  15  0  106 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC RAT 1317              9   4  0  103 JUNGLELAND (103)
LUNGING ATTACK   SELENA SPECTRE 1192        17  10  1  102 THE RED BLADES (88)
STRIKING ATTACK  BOOK MARK 1058             18  15  0  101 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
SLASHING ATTACK  FAN ZHEN 1288               9   4  1   97 DARQUE AGES (29)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SHAVIOLA 1322               8   4  0   42 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MIDNIGHT SUN 1211.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CTUCHIK 1242.  The ten other most popular fighters were SMACKY BUNNY 1298, 
AZAGHAL 1223, FAN ZHEN 1288, KID CHARLEMAGNE 1193, DEADHEAD STICKER 1397, PINK BUNNY 
1300, PANDERA PAX 1406, BOBBY JEAN 1197, CARIEC TOM 984, and VIRIDIO 1145.

The least popular fighter this week was OUTLAW PETE 1200.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ARCHON 1390, MADAM MARIE 1356, KISS MY GRITS 1252, SINISTER 
SNOOPY 1069, GUTTER BALL 1361, NOTRITE 1418, EYE 1419, HAGGIS 1391, ORIGAMI 1420, and 
URMAR 1373.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VIRIDIO (81-1145) WARMASTERS (15)
W.S. GILBERT (81-995) LITERATE LOONS (40)

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

PHILIP K. DICK (81-848) LITERATE LOONS (40)