Date   : 10/06/2010    Duedate: 10/19/2010


DM-81    TURN-98

This Weeks Top Honors


(81-1258) [13-8-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZEVRAN                         HR
(81-1258) [13-8-1,114]         (81-1039) [6-2-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE RED BLADES (88)            THE RED BLADES (88)
(81-1192) [17-11-1,98]         (81-1192) [17-11-1,98]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MONSANTIS (112)         68
2. OF WOLF AND MAN (57)        54      CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)    49      Unchartered Team
4. OTTO'S DINER (96)           43
5. FAR TRAVELERS (113)         40      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)      106  68  4 60.9   1/10 RODENT CLAN (37)         10  4 1
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       283 202  9 58.4   2/ 8 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       9  6 1
 3/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  61  44  0 58.1   3/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (40)       9  6 1
 4/ 3 SUMMERBORN (104)          72  53  3 57.6   4/ 5 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       9  6 0
 5/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    273 213  9 56.2   5/12 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 1
 6/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         212 172  7 55.2   6/15 THE MONSANTIS (112)       8  7 0
 7- 7 GOONSWARM (79)            55  45  4 55.0   7/18 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        8  7 0
 8/10 RODENT CLAN (37)         182 165 11 52.4   8/ 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     8  7 0
 9/ 9 WARMASTERS (15)          253 230 20 52.4   9/ 2 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       8  7 0
10/ 8*CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     22  21  0 51.2  10/ 9 THE RED BLADES (88)       8  7 0
11/11 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      249 240 13 50.9  11/ 1 OTTO'S DINER (96)         8  7 0
12/14 THE MONSANTIS (112)       28  27  1 50.9  12/13 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  7  3 0
13/13 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     232 231 12 50.1  13/ 4 WARMASTERS (15)           7  8 0
14/12 JUNGLELAND (103)          65  67  1 49.2  14/14 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       6  8 0
15/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      73  77  1 48.7  15/17 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      6  9 1
16/15 LITERATE LOONS (40)      228 260  9 46.7  16/ 6 JUNGLELAND (103)          6  9 0
17/16 FURRY FURY (25)          123 146  5 45.7  17/11 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       6  9 0
18/17 OTTO'S DINER (96)         78  97  2 44.6  18/20*FAR TRAVELERS (113)       5 10 2

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       93 117  4 44.3  19/16 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       5 10 0
20/18 THE RED BLADES (88)       90 115  5 43.9  20/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      4  1 0
21-20 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)       118 158 11 42.8  21/22 SUMMERBORN (104)          4 11 1
22/22 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)      107 162  6 39.8  22/23*CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     3  6 0
23/23 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       28  46  1 37.8  23/21*PAPER TIGERS (114)        2  8 0
24/25*FAR TRAVELERS (113)       11  23  2 32.4  24/19 FURRY FURY (25)           1  6 0
25/24 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       18  42  3 30.0  25-24 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        0  1 0
26/21*PAPER TIGERS (114)         2   8  0 20.0  26-25 GOONSWARM (79)            0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
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                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT


     Normally, I'm not the sort to putz around when it comes to this sort of thing.
Either kill a man or leave him be.  That's my way of dealing with it.
     The Kid, on the other hand, has his own ideas.  I stopped trying to figure him
out a long time ago.  Maybe he likes messin' with their minds.  He's got a sharp eye
for the "psychological angle", as he likes to call it. One thing I'm sure of -- he's
got a mean streak wider than the Rirorni Plains. He says he doesn't get anything
special out of it, but then again, he's the one dangling the guy over the estuary.
     About a dozen or more legless lizard-like things were thrashing in the current
where the river rushed and tumbled into the long bay.  They reminded me of crocs,
except they're too small and their teeth are too dark.  Also, they're heads are
rounder, and their eyes are bigger and bulge out of either side.  But they've got the
snout of a croc, and the long wide body and the powerful tail, and their skin is
rough and thick.
     I hear the hides make excellent shields and breastplates for the local pirate
crowd.  Light and tough to pierce. I don't know why they don't have arms or legs.
They sure as hell ain't fish.
     "I swear it!  I swear it!" the guy was yelling.  Crying, actually.  Begging, to
put it bluntly.  "Please, by all the gods, don't kill me!!"
     Yeah, this one had squeezed easy. The Kid was standing on one of the boulders
lining the edge of the estuary, and about 10 meters above the water.  He had the guy
by his ankle and if he let go, this guy would drop headfirst into an ugly situation.
My back and neck were still bothering me, so I wasn't exactly sympathetic.  I just
wanted to get to the bottom of it.  Like I said, I don't believe in draggin' things
out more than I have to.
     "Kid," I said, "either let him go, or toss him on the bank already.  He's had
     The Arcane Kid shot me a hard look out of the side of his narrow face; his eyes
blazed that special way they do. I didn't take it personally.  We've known each other
too long.  He barked a short, ugly laugh and made one of his little smirky frowns,
then snapped his arm in the general direction of the steep bank.  I heard something
crack and then the guy went flying onto the bank; he bounced and rolled down onto one
of the large rocks at the edge of the river, about seven or eight meters down, but
out of the water.  There was a dull thump and a clatter.  Also, he screamed and
bounced a little when he landed, but then he just lay there and whimpered a little.
I think his leg was broken; maybe both.  Maybe some ribs.  On the plus side, he was
breathin' enough to curse and cry a little.
     The legless crocs were churning the water about a couple meters away, chomping
their ugly blackened teeth in the air and looking pretty excited.  They splashed and
rolled their bulgy eyes at the guy, just out of reach.  They looked hungry, too.  I
wonder how the guy was going to climb out of there, and if he'd make it back to
     Arcane didn't seem to care. The Kid was already movin'; he had never looked to
see where the guy had landed. He had glided off the boulder and was heading back into
the forest, smooth as silk.  He was takin' some big, quick strides. I was forced to
scramble from my rocky perch, tryin' to keep up.
     I managed to hustle enough to catch him.  Wearing my chainmail and blades, on
that steep terrain, and me with my neck and back still a little sore.... It was not
an easy job.  The Kid, of course, was wearin' something comfortable.  He had on a
light blue linen shirt, with sharply creased long sleeves and little knots for
buttons comin' halfway down his skinny chest.  His leather riding pants were oiled
and soft as a baby's ass, I'm sure.  His dark boots came up to his knees; they were
shined like mirrors. I don't know how he kept them that way; I was slippin' and
sliding and puffin' my way back up the crooked footpath.  I had dirt all over my
boots.  Well, I guess that's part of what makes him Arcane.
     We got back to our horses and were soon back on the coastal trail between
Kieneiba and Cirina.  The trail was mostly narrow, so the Kid led and I followed.  He
was ignoring me, but that was okay.  I had heard a lot in the last few minutes; I
needed time to think.  We kept a steady light trot, which was really as fast as we
could go safely anyway. The trail dipped and hugged the hills closely, but it had a
lot of sharp switchbacks and narrow edges.  Once every now and then it'd climb enough
for me to see the Ferencia Ocean and get a little breeze.  With the forest on my
right and the ocean on my left, I almost felt like I was on a holiday!  And now we
had a good lead. It was turning into a nice day.
     "We'll strike the trail to Pandora's Box in a couple of dozen klicks," the Kid
called over his shoulder.  "We'll be there before nightfall.  I hope my informants
have something worthwhile for us when we arrive." He had a grim look on his face; his
eyes were glowin' and his lips were pressed into an unyielding line.
     "Let it go, Kid," I cautioned.  "A mystery woman who hangs out at the Box and
dates a lot of gladiators?  And supposedly one of the punks just gave 'em to her?
Really?  That's just a little too vague and unlikely, don't you think?  Besides, I'm
pretty sure it was just a simple theft, nothin' else to it."
     "We run a team of gladiators," bit out the Kid over his shoulder. "We do
business with blood and steel; we're not just a bunch of local merchants!!  I won't
let anyone get away with attacking one of our own!"
     "Thanks for the warm fuzzy feelin'," I chuckled weakly,  "but I think you're
really angry at losin' that spy list.  Hey, it didn't hurt us any.  We went 4-1 last
time; that's the best Chaos has EVER done in this crazy arena.  I say let it go; the
trail's too cold. I'm ready to move on."
     The Kid glanced back one more time and gave me a brief, lopsided smile. "If
you're worried about Pandora's Box, you may set your mind at ease.  I've settled your
account there."
     "Yeah?" I replied.  The Kid was getting' a little nosey. I should be used to it
by now, but sometimes it still makes me mad.
     "I know all about that incident with the orc and the half-elf woman, Havoc. You
cut your "recuperation visit" short because they asked you to move on," Arcane
reminded me as he turned to face the trail again.  "Also, you kept bothering that
blonde from the Gold Room."
     "It was a little stronger than just 'asking', if you ask me.  And by the way,
she wasn't complainin'," I smiled.
     "No, not to you," replied the Kid.  "But why do you suppose you had an orc
pounding through your door in the wee hours of the morning?  Bad room service?"
     He spared me another quick glance over his shoulder as I mulled that one over.
Of course, there were many possible reasons for the orc.  I tend to unsettle some
types, and I guess I can be a rough guy.  But I'm an ex-gladiator, not a choirboy.
Well, I had been feelin' pretty good and maybe I did make a pest of myself... so I
was told to breeze...
     "Well, it's not like there aren't more blondes, anyway," I sighed at last.  I
heard the Kid chuckling to himself.
     "How do you feel about pink?"
     "What do you mean?  Pink?"
     "The mystery woman, Havoc. Pink stripes in her hair.  Athletic appearance.
Hangs around gladiators.  I think she's a gladiator: Pink Bunny."
     "Uh huh. Pink Bunny?  She's dead now, you know."
     "Yes, that was extraordinarily convenient!"
     "C'mon, Kid.  Those saddlebags are probably back in Cirina.  We're headed to the
Box.  If you ask me, we're chasin' our tails out here."
     "No, Havoc.  Too unlikely.  The money was spread out over Pandera's Box -but
some of the larger coins, minted in Osksi, made it all the way to Cirina."
     "Oh come on!  So what?? No tellin' how they came by 'em.  They're pirates, for
Pete's sake."
     "No, no!" The Kid, angry, shook his head and slapped his reins.  His horse
picked up the pace and I had to kick mine a little to keep up.  He didn't say
anything more until we reached the side trail that branched off south and went to the
Box, and the Plains.  Once the trail turned away from the rocky coast and moved
deeper into the Nhirivin woods, Arcane slowed down and let the horses walk a little.
I couldn't help smilin'.  Maybe he was worried about springing a surprise of his own?
I brought my horse alongside his and he ignored me for a few minutes more.
     "So you don't buy into the pirate angle, huh?"  I asked.  The Kid shot me
another quick frown --- that irritated little frown he uses when his breakfast is a
little cooler, or his wine is a little warmer, than he likes.
     "Havoc, Cirina is steeped in the pirate culture, that's true.  But they have
their own codes, their own processes.  Those types of coins, large and definitively
marked, aren't generally kept whole by pirates."
     "Too easy to trace back to 'em, eh?"
     "No!  Use your brain for something besides ballast!  They're pirates, you said.
And there's a lot of them."
     I shook my head.  "I don't get it."
     "Simply put, most large gold coins get broken or cut up into pieces by pirates.
It's easier to "share the wealth" that way."  I must have given him a funny look as
it dawned on me.  The Kid shrugged. "That's the problem with having so many hands in
the pot."
     "Oh," I replied. "So why do you think that those saddlebags are still around?
The gold's what they were after.  Don't you think those bags are long gone to the
bottom of the sea by now?"
     "No, I believe our informant was correct.  Those bags are probably back in
Shadowspire, probably in the Fuzzy Bunny's bungalow somewhere. Or else---"
     "Yeah? You believe him? Why, because you dangled him over a bunch of hungry
     The Kid sighed deeply and shook his head like a bull with a gnat between his
     "No," he sneered.  "And those aren't reptiles, by the way.  My research points
to some sort of odd genetic alteration.  They are actually warm-blooded creatures.
Quite unusual and very dangerous, obviously, but warm-blooded."
     "Get outa here!" I laughed.  "What sorta genetic thing are you talkin' about?"
     "Never mind," Arcane glowered.  "It's just another one of those odd little
idiosyncrasies of this world."
     When the Kid passed on tellin' me how smart he is, I figured it's probably
something he doesn't understand.  Magic, most likely.  He won't admit this planet is
thick with it.
     We both shut up and let the horses plod along for a good half hour, and then we
kicked them into a steady trot and watched the kilometers tick by.  We had long ago
lost the ocean breeze pushing at our back.  Every now and then, somehow, a little
puff of air stirred the trees or filtered down to us.  At least it was cool in the
shade. Not many clouds in the sky.  I still thought it was turning out to be a great
day.  But then the Kid slowed down again when the trail dipped steeply and we both
caught the scent of decay.
     We dismounted and led our horses down the sharply declining path.  We kept our
horses between us, which blocked our view of each other, but then again we each had a
whole lotta forest on our respective sides to keep an eye on.  We didn't see anything
unusual until we got to the corpse.
     He had his feet in the middle of the trail; his head was at the edge.  His arms
were spread and his hands were empty.  A well-tanned, but bloated, dead guy in white
cotton trousers, bloused at the ankles, held in place with a red sash.  Barefoot and
lookin' a tad surprised.  That was it.  The Kid nosed around his side of the trail
and picked up a piece of a blade.  I kicked over the corpse and yanked out a broken
scimitar.  The Kid and I compared the edges and they matched.
     "Someone doesn't wish to dirty his blade on the common folk," muttered the Kid.
"Did you check his wrists?"
     "No, but you don't have to break a wrist just to take away a sword.  There are
other techniques, you know."
     "Hmmm."  The Kid crouched and picked up the dead guy's right wrist.  He rolled
it in his hand, kneading the wrist like a loaf of dough.  I heard a little crackle.
     "Of course," Arcane lectured, "the corpse has stiffened and softened again,
which means he's been dead at least twelve hours or so."
     "Do tell." I kept lookin' around while the Kid talked.  I have long-ago learned
it's best to let him say how much he thinks he knows.  It actually saves time, in the
long run.  But it's irritating.
     "Yes," nodded the Kid.  "And he was killed by a gladiator, I should think.  Or
someone who was trained as a gladiator."
     I gave him a nasty look.  "Why, because he's dead?"
     "No, stupid. The wrist IS broken.  There may be many techniques for disarming a
swordsman, but in close quarters the most vicious tend to be the most reliable.  As
you're aware, we only teach a few basic techniques to our new fighters; most managers
follow that philosophy."
     "You're an expert on what other managers do?" I asked.  I caught a glint in the
grass and started towards it.
     "Well, Havoc, you don't want to overwhelm a new fighter.  We teach each one what
they need to know, and we add to that as they gain experience.  This wretch obviously
ran into someone much more skilled than he."
     "You think?" I replied.  I bent down and picked up a coin.  Small and silver.
It had Osksi's mark on it.
     "Oh yes," nodded the Kid.  He started up again in his most annoying professor-
like manner.  "The scimitar was probably taken away after this poor fool threw a weak
parry.  Rather than wrap around the parry, the attacker changed his swing and
purposely struck the scimitar at a sharp angle instead, snapping it neatly."
     "Uh huh.  And the reason we found that stickin' into him is..."
     "He probably didn't drop it, just charged in after that.  An advanced gladiator
would know how to deflect that attack and snatch the wrist.  A twist and it's broken,
and the blade is turned up and ready to be sheathed in his chest."
     The Kid let the arm drop as he rose to his feet.  He pointed at the corpse.
     "And the killing thrust was too precise.  Straight through the heart.     
Textbook defensive action."
     "Seems kinda complicated to me," I said.
     "No doubt," snorted Arcane.  "But I assure you that's what happened.  Now,
what's that in your hand?"
     I tossed him the coin.  He gave it a close look, then tossed it back and went
and climbed aboard his horse.  I was right behind him.
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     At Pandora's Box, Gant and Binder had their usual sour looks on their well-fed
faces.  At least, they did when they saw me.  The Kid gave them a sliver of his
perfect smile and a small jingling sack, and they cheered up considerably and allowed
him to lead them around to the side of the stables.  They had a nice long chat; I got
to watch my horse eat and drink and produce a fair load of horse apples before the
Kid returned.  He had a smug look on his thin face, but he also seemed a little
distracted.  He motioned and I followed him to the Box.  I was feelin' peckish and
was lookin' forward to gettin' my dinner.
     We went through the motions at the main door again.  I still don't like givin'
up my sword.  This time they actually searched me; I had to give up my boot knife and
my wrist blades, too.
     "You always wear so much metal?" asked Arcane.  He seemed genuinely surprised.
So was I.
     "This is a thieves' tavern in the middle of a forest in the middle of nowhere,"
I reminded him.  "This ain't no carnival, Kid."  He waved off my comments.  The orcs
that searched me were a little rough, but I toughed it out.  I still have the
bruises, though.  Eventually we made it to the Gold Room, and the Kid's private
     There was a new waitress, Tarkisha, a redhead.  She smiled a lot, but I noticed
she stood closer to Arcane than to me.  Well, he always did manage to smell good, I
have to admit. And he had another small, jingling sack.  We each had our usual, but
this time Arcane asked for a little entertainment.  I was thinkin' belly-dancers, but
I shoulda known better.
     Once the food arrived, three girls wrapped in translucent purple scarves
scampered into the room and took up residence in the back corner.  One held a violin
or viola, another held a small harp, and the third some sort of reed instrument.
They played a sad, soft tune.
     "We're in luck, Havoc," whispered the Kid excitedly.  "Gant and Binder were
quite helpful."
     "No kiddin'?" I asked.  I felt a little disappointed.  At least the grub was
good. I held out my goblet and Tarkisha trotted over and traded me for a full one,
then she disappeared again.  Arcane looked a little exasperated, but he was in too
good a mood for it to last.
     "Listen to this: Pink Bunny was rather well known at Pandora's Box."
     "Well-" the Kid glanced around carefully; "it turns out she was quite a flirt.
She was seen with many different escorts."
     "Gladiators?" I asked.
     "Yes, I wondered about that too.  It seems she preferred gladiators, and
apparently only successful gladiators.  According to Gant,  you'd never catch her on
the arm of a 1-6 fighter."  I laughed a little at that, but the Kid was just warmin'
up.  "She was, apparently, an attractive young lady, but not as pretty as she seemed
to think."
     "Gant again?" I smiled.
     "No, this was from Binder.  He told me that Pink Bunny was a lady fighter with a
good arena record and a taste for expensive wines.  And she never, never paid for her
     "And with that attitude she never went thirsty?" I grunted.  "Amazin'!!"
     "She dressed well, too, when she wasn't on the sands," nodded the Kid.  "Most of
our fighters stay in armor of some type, even when they're off-duty, but she seems to
have preferred silks and tight-fitting dresses."
     "So you think that someone like that jumped me?" I growled.  "That doesn't sound
     "No, no.  But she sounds like the type of woman to accept gifts of all kinds,
particularly expensive gifts.  Those hand-tooled, ornately embossed saddlebags of
yours would fit the bill.  That correlates nicely with the information we gathered
earlier today.  Also, it explains that pink ribbon you found on the informant."
     "Actually, Kid, there's no tellin' how that guy got ahold of that ribbon."
     "Doesn't matter," shrugged the Kid.  "This Pink Bunny was a woman with many
different gladiator acquaintances. They often escorted her to Pandora's.  (She was
quite a dancer, I hear.) We learn who some of these acquaintances were, and we have
our list of suspects."
     "Uh huh."  I sloshed my bread around in the steak drippin's and thought about it
for a while.  The food at the Box is the best I've had since I hit this planet; I
hate to let any of it go to waste!
     "Kid, why don't we just head over to the Fuzzy Bunnies' barracks and ask a few
     "No, they don't live in a barracks, Havoc.  They live in a modified bungalow
     "Yes, apparently it has something to do with their image - wild and wily, cute
but dangerous, all that rot."
     "No kiddin'?"
     "Yes, it seems that their manager, Daemonspawn, overpays his men somewhat.  They
have contractual obligations, of course, but they're free to keep house where ever
and with whomever they wish."
     "Sweet!" I gave a little toast to that. The general rule for most teams was that
the fighters bunk together.  Builds team spirit and all that. "Where does this demon
guy hang his horns?  Maybe we should ask him a few questions."
     Arcane scratched his scalp uncomfortably. "I thought of that too, obviously, but
it raises a host of problems.  First, Daemonspawn has a small castle, or tower-like
dwelling, in Delarq Tor.  However, he travels frequently between the various cities
and arenas where his warriors fight.  I don't want to chase him all over Alastari!"
     "Where's he from, then?" I asked.  "He must have a home town.  We can wait for
him there."
     "No one I've talked to actually knows where he hails from, or exactly when he
arrived in Alastari.  Or even when his tower was built."  The Kid tapped the table
with his salad fork.  "That brings up problem number two.  I don't think it's such a
wise decision to bother another manager over something like this.  It might cause a
host of ill-will in the arena."
     "Like I care? We're not trying to win any popularity contest, Kid.  We're here
to win, and if a little blood gets spilled along the way..."
     The Kid gave a little snort. "You have a point," he grinned.  "But it probably
only involves his fighter.  I doubt if he's even aware of what's going on.  And as
you pointed out --- she's already dead."  The Kid tilted his head and gave me a wink.
"I think we need to play this one a little close to the vest."
     "Uh huh."  I raised my empty goblet again and waggled it a little.  Tarkisha
glided in from the far wall and traded me for another full one.  I watched her walk
back.  It was more entertainin' than the sob song.  "So we let it drop?"
     "No, Havoc. No. We ask questions.  We get answers.  I want those saddlebags, and
the spy list, too."  The Kid gave me a long, thoughtful look.  "But, we do it
politely.  For now."
     I raised my goblet, and the Kid picked up his water glass, and we clinked 'em
and drank.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, I must admit it sure does feel good to go out on top!  I am a bit
disappointed to be leaving now though, as it seems things are just starting to get
exciting around here in Shadowspire for the Warmasters.  I certainly hate to miss out
on a good feud and all the fun.
     I had a hard time deciding who to challenge here during my last turn in
Shadowspire.  There were a couple of warriors that might have made easier match ups,
but in the end, I decided to double challenge W.S. Gilbert.  If the challenge goes
thru, I have no doubts that match up will result in a real knock down drag out dog
fight.  It should be interesting though.
     Anyways, I am going to keep this short and sweet.  Life and luck to all your
warriors (unless your a member of the Unholy Gnats) now and in the future.

Your Duelmaster,

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in SHADOWSPIRE a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can 
make the difference, as OTTO'S DINER is pushed out of top team by RODENT CLAN, who 
came from 10th with a 3-2-0 this turn.  I understand that The Warty Toad is buying 
the drinks for LA PENTARCHIE tonight, to honor their rise to 7th after this turns 
3-2-0.  Hmmm.  The THE MONSANTIS 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, ZEVRAN fought MARTIN LUTHER and gained 46 points and contributed to OF WOLF AND 
MAN's 2-3-1.  SHILLELAGH TOR has lost to PIZZARRHEA, falling 14 points, while helping 
make THE RED BLADES a 1-4-0 turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between W.S. 
GILBERT and our Duelmaster VIRIDIO, making a challenge.  Defending his title for 
another turn, VIRIDIO kept LITERATE LOONS' warrior, W.S. GILBERT, from claiming the 
throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the 
table at The Warty Toad?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  OF WOLF AND MAN has cause to stand tall, as they were 
SHADOWSPIRE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
guess who avoided OF WOLF AND MAN stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
CAPITAL CARTEL's warrior LIMP IN.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say sometimes), DUCHESS 
OF ERAT challenged MAGIC RAT today, facing a 34 difference in recognition.  And 
crowds were on their feet when DUCHESS OF ERAT claimed a victory from MAGIC RAT, and 
now has 98 points for hers efforts.  CHINGACHGOOK from FAR TRAVELERS took a risk this 
turn by bravely challenging up 27 points in a challenge against JAGER VON DRACHEN.  
And now nobody knows where JAGER VON DRACHEN is right now, after giving CHINGACHGOOK 
21 points worth of recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise behind me.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  UNHOLY KNIGHTS made what looks to be a tough decision this turn, as they 
sent SCRAWNIE RONNIE, with a record of 7-8-1, to SCRAWNIE RONNIE death.  Farewell, 
his.  The manager of MONSTER MANUAL will not be pleased to learn that FROST GIANT, a 
3-0-0 fighter, has been killed at the hands of FAR TRAVELERS' ALEKSANDR.  MARTIN 
LUTHER has departed SHADOWSPIRE, leaving DARQUE AGES without their 22-20-0 warrior.  
Question, just what was his team doing at the taverns last night?  The Warty Toad 
declares a free round for KID CHARLEMAGNE and all of THE RED BLADES, for having 
revenged DARQUE AGES' HUGH CAPET for killing one of their comrades.  Kudos go out to 
BERSERKER this turn, for revenging MONSTER MANUAL's bloodfeud against LITERATE LOONS' 
warrior VIRGINIA WOOLF.  Well done.  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.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in SHADOWSPIRE, but never good to wear out my welcome. 
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in SHADOWSPIRE again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEVRAN 1258                  13   8  1   114       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUPUCASUPERIOR 1229         15   6  0   111       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 EVELYN WAUGH 1070            23  14  1   109       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 OUTLAW PETE 1200             19   8  0   108       JUNGLELAND (103)
 AZAGHAL 1223                 16  11  0   108       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230        16   5  0   108       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 BOOK MARK 1058               19  15  0   107       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 FAN ZHEN 1288                10   4  1   105       DARQUE AGES (29)
 KID CHARLEMAGNE 1193         13  15  2   100       THE RED BLADES (88)
 BRICK MOUSE 987              19   8  0    98       RODENT CLAN (37)
 SELENA SPECTRE 1192          17  11  1    98       THE RED BLADES (88)
 DUCHESS OF ERAT 1234         13  12  0    98       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 MIDNIGHT SUN 1211            14  11  1    94       SUMMERBORN (104)
 HUGH CAPET 690               21  25  4    92       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIMP IN 1057                 19  16  0    88       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 AUGUST 1212                  16   9  1    87       SUMMERBORN (104)
 ELTHOR 1237                  15  10  0    86       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 XORN 1015                    21  16  0    85       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 CARIEC TOM 984               19  24  2    83       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BOBBY JEAN 1197              15  12  0    83       JUNGLELAND (103)
 BLUE MARBLE 1030             21  18  0    81       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ONYB ENGLVAR 903             16  13  0    81       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 KISS MY GRITS 1252           16   7  0    80       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 MICE AND DICE 1247            8   1  1    78       RODENT CLAN (37)
 FIMNAR 1053                  18  20  1    77       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BERSERKER 1047               14  21  2    76       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 MAGIC RAT 1317                9   5  0    74       JUNGLELAND (103)
 NOTAXESTEXAS 1323             7   4  0    73       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 GOULASH 1215                 15  12  0    70       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 NYDERAWYN 1046               11   8  0    68       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VACA 1210                    14  11  0    66       SUMMERBORN (104)
 CLASSIC NAPALM 1262          10   9  0    66       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 A.E. HOUSMAN 1306             9   5  0    65       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NARYAK 1296                   9   7  1    62       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 PIZZARRHEA 1348               7   2  0    62       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 CTUCHIK 1242                 12  12  1    60       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 SINISTER SNOOPY 1069         13  20  0    59       FURRY FURY (25)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPERIORBANE 1226            12   9  0    56       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 ELILAD 1055                  12   6  0    55       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 BRIARSMILE 944               10  16  1    54       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
-HCLCHICKEN 969                7   2  0    53       GOONSWARM (79)
 PIOTR COTTONTAIL 1352         5   4  0    51       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134         9  21  0    48       FURRY FURY (25)
 LIFE PATENT 1340              6   4  0    48       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263           4  15  1    48       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HEINRIK 1257                  8  14  1    46       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 HR 1039                       6   2  0    43       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 LIGDISH BANG 983              9  15  0    42       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 SHILLELAGH TOR 1294           8   8  0    41       THE RED BLADES (88)
 LIAM O'SUPERIOR 1302          8   4  0    41       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 PRONATE 1320                  8   5  0    40       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 BEASTIER WEE 1362             5   3  1    38       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 CYRIL WYRMSLAYER 1267         9   9  1    37       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 RATLING GUN 1389              3   1  1    37       RODENT CLAN (37)
 CICERO 1266                   9   8  0    35       WARMASTERS (15)
 SHAVIOLA 1322                 8   5  0    35       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 OFFICE BRWN NOSER 1114        6   1  0    34       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMACKY BUNNY 1298             5  10  1    33       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 SUICIDE SEED 1402             2   2  1    33       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 IRN BRU 1393                  5   0  0    32       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-HAKKON 895                    8   6  0    30       GOONSWARM (79)
 BIG NOG 1411                  3   0  0    30       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 ZOG CORNERSTONE 1319          8   5  0    29       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ANGER MOUSE 1347              5   2  0    29       RODENT CLAN (37)
-COL. KURTZ 862                3   5  0    29       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 PATROCLUS 1410                3   0  1    28       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 HYPOGEE BLEVE 1364            3   5  0    28       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ROUNDUP 1388                  3   2  0    28       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 CEO 1040                      4   5  0    27       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 SUPVSR 1083                   4   4  0    27       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 CHINGACHGOOK 1371             1   6  0    27       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 PUNT 1366                     2   5  0    25       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 ALEKSANDR 1372                4   3  1    24       FAR TRAVELERS (113)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIT FIEND 1344                5   4  1    23       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 GUTTER BALL 1361              6   2  0    22       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 MARCO POLO 1375               5   0  0    22       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ASSERIUS 1377                 3   3  0    21       WARMASTERS (15)
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341        5   5  0    20       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-KARTTOON 1000                 4   3  0    20       GOONSWARM (79)
 MADAM MARIE 1356              5   4  0    19       JUNGLELAND (103)
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346           4   4  0    19       DARQUE AGES (29)
 TALTHYBIUS 1404               3   1  0    19       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 FIDGET 1403                   2   2  0    19       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 JOHN F QUEENY 1429            1   0  0    18       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 PANDERA PAX 1406              2   2  0    16       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 EVANDER 1368                  4   3  0    15       WARMASTERS (15)
 DOPPLEGANGER 1382             4   2  0    14       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 HANA 1370                     3   4  1    14       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
-KILGORE 863                   3   5  0    14       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 BUGS 1360                     3   5  0    14       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GROWLER 908                   3   2  1    13       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 VICTOR 1369                   3   4  0    13       WARMASTERS (15)
-POKANO 1116                   1   0  0    12       GOONSWARM (79)
 ARCHON 1390                   3   2  0    11       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 URMAR 1373                    2   5  0    11       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 NUMITOR 1379                  2   4  0    11       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 HECTOR 1392                   1   3  0     9       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 JAKLAK 1430                   1   0  0     9       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-MITTANI 1093                  2   1  0     7       GOONSWARM (79)
 DJUNA BARNES 1425             1   0  0     6       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 FLUFFY 1412                   1   2  0     5       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 LUKE WAYFARE 1413             1   2  0     5       THE RED BLADES (88)
 VELVETEEN 1431                1   0  0     5       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
-LEELA 1225                    1   1  0     4       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 TYGER 1421                    1   1  0     4       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 UKANT B SIRIUS 1416           0   2  0     2       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 EYE 1419                      0   2  0     2       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 ORIGAMI 1420                  0   2  0     2       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 ANNA HIPPOLYTE 1427           0   1  0     1       THE RED BLADES (88)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AMULIUS 1380            3  3 1 ARCHAIC CHAOS 111    SHEWISH GIANT          98  NONE
JEHGAN 1295             8  6 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    MICE AND DICE 1247     96   
VICTIM 1428             0  1 0 CORPORATE IDIOTS 92  WURM KIN               98  NONE
MARTIN LUTHER 718      22 21 0 DARQUE AGES 29       ZEVRAN 1258            98   
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  REVENGED
VORPAL BUNNY 1398       0  1 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    RATLING GUN 1389       94  NOT REVENGED
BLIND TERRY 1407        0  1 0 JUNGLELAND 103       SUICIDE SEED 1402      95  JUST REVENGED
LITTLE SPIDER 1424      0  1 0 JUNGLELAND 103       DARK CHAMPION          98  NONE
FROST GIANT 1408        3  1 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    ALEKSANDR 1372         98   
MEDUSA 1383             0  2 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263    94  JUST REVENGED
BLOOD MAGE 1378         2  4 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   HIGH ELF               98  NONE
HAGGIS 1391             1  4 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      BLACK ORC              98  NONE
SALAMI SLAM 1401        2  2 1 OTTO'S DINER 96      ARENAMASTER            98  NONE
8TH FOLD 1422           1  1 0 PAPER TIGERS 114     PATROCLUS 1410         98   
CLAWS 1423              0  2 0 PAPER TIGERS 114     HANA 1370              98   
RAT SASSY 1426          0  1 0 RODENT CLAN 37       WURM KIN               98  NONE
DEADHEAD STICKER 1397   0  4 0 SUMMERBORN 104       HIGH ELF               98  NONE
LUGHNASSADH 1330        5  6 1 SUMMERBORN 104       STONE GOLEM            98  NONE
MATO GRASSO 1387        0  1 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    AMULIUS 1380           94  NOT REVENGED
REGINA SPECTRE 1194    16 11 0 THE RED BLADES 88    HUGH CAPET 690         97  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to the formidable new Lord Protectors DM Viridio and W.S. Gilbert.
If you guys want some GREAT contracts, you know who to see. -- Agent, Capital Cartel

Virginia Wolf -- I'll just bet you supplinate, you bi.., er a, witch! -- Pronate,
Capital Cartel

Zevran -- Lucky, lucky me!  Gotta love reading the same book twice!  Perhaps you need
a sequel? -- Book Mark, Capital Cartel (You know -- the bully?)

Fluffy -- I hate you and that ugly white horse you rode in on!  I hope all your hair
falls out! -- Punt, Capital Cartel

Smacky Bunny -- Har dehar har.  You challenged?  You pipsqueak of a turkey!  I just
love rolling strikes. -- Gutter Ball, Capital Cartel

Azaghal -- Popular, yes; lucky, no.  I had you at the flop. -- Limp In, Capital

Selena -- You owe me one?  I'll take it out in trade, Babe. -- Limp In

Grimm -- You da man!  Master Darque -- recognition, of course. -- Agent

Charles Martel -- When you return, then, be sure to bring your army.  You will need
ie! -- Gutter Ball (still rolling strikes)
P.S.  Thanks.  I am glad you were impressed.

Great, great, great DM Column, Owlsy!  Loved it!  Thanks for taking the time. --

Master Darque -- Last I checked, the commission doesn't rank people by FE in the
arena newsletters, therefore, it's impossible to downchallenge someone by FE.  (FE is
also a factor in the recognition formula)  Certainly, no rating system is 100%
perfect, but it's really one of the only measures we have.  If someone wants to use
their own made up way of determining which fight is more fair, that's up to them, but
until that measure is adopted, they should certainly be called out on their
downchallenges by people who use and respect the system to help gauge fair fights. --
P.S.  I would like to plug the tournaments, which is great for making sure warriors
are matched up with the same experience level!

Roundup -- If you think it's going to  help, go for it. -- Amulius

Pizzarrhea -- I'm working on a new tune.  Your screams will harmonize nicely. --

Blood Mage -- I thought you were headed to the Dark Arena? -- Talthybius

Irn Bru -- No, I learned what I wanted to know.  And I didn't get killed.  That's
always acceptable. -- Pandera Pax

Evander -- And that was with one eye shut!  (Long story...). -- Talthybius

Irn Bru -- "Luckily beat" is correct!!  You realize that scum routine won't always
work out for you.  I hope. -- Amulius

Luke Wayfare -- Get some more Force, Luke. -- Patroclus

Deadhead Sticker -- I didn't plan that encounter, but it went along AS IF it were
planned, didn't it?  I especially enjoyed that painful gasp you made at the end. --

Vanek -- Well, thanks very much for the compliment!!  Personally, I have been waiting
to see the second installment of Tripwire's yarn.  Back on turn #93 he started to
tell us "...the story of Tripwire..." but it never appeared.  So I started to write
some more, but hesitantly.  I know we need to share the spotlights.  I hope to pique
your interest in the next installment.  But Tripwire, if you're reading this -- get
it together and finish your story, already! -- Kid Arcane

Fuzzy Bunnies -- YIKES!  Three deaths in four turns.  All random events-- or ARE
they??? -- Kid Arcane

Jungleland -- I ran about six DAs before anything halfway decent showed up.  Must be
the climate.  Good luck to you! -- Archaic Chaos

Victor--- If you believe that then I welcome a retry on your part with glee.  Really?
I got lucky because your lunger actually got that parry in?  ROTFLMAO.  Try at least
twice more.  I am pretty sure after three rounds with me Vanek will have to break out
the old number two pencil and get to work on your replacement.  And then he should
thank me (if he knows how to add the points properly).  Also that mediocre scum
Cicero is on the list.  You know you don't want to see that.  Who are you to talk
smack but tell someone else not to?  As far as you go I don't mind getting down-
challenges.  It isn't relevant in your case.  You don't need your little play feud
with Ben anymore. -- Life Patent vs. you whole team all day boy.

Viridio and Gilbert -- Two more graduates from two of Shadowspire's long term
tenants.  Well done. -- Nomad and the Guild

Maddened Meerkat -- I wish your manager had gone with the dead idea before last turn.
It seems experience at losing is still experience.  But I almost got you. -- Jager

Limp In -- Well, crappy!  Still, a long fight does provide a nice chance to exam how
different strategy numbers play out.  In this case, generally not well.  But each
minute was not equally bad.  So I did gain something.  I think. -- Azaghal

Fan Zhen -- Nice challenge.  So much for the boss trying something new for Marble.
Maybe  he could try letting him write his own ads? -- Azaghal writing for Marble

Amulius -- I had seen it work before, so I had to try it!  Still, I have to agree
with "luckily beat" in the newsletter.  But "luckily beat" is better than "unluckily
lost."  You can keep that one. -- Irn Bru

Pit Fiend -- Given the FE difference, I should win that one.  Still, it was nice for
one of our Guild to take home a victory against you monsters. -- Cyril

Evelyn Waugh -- Pink Bunny will be sorely missed.  After 21 fights without a kill,
I'm not sure why you suddenly decided to start having bloodlust, but it displeases
us.  I have my doubts that we can avenge Pink Bunny, but we shall be throwing
everything we have at you till we find out for certain. -- Daemonspawn

Marco Polo -- I thought the journey was half the fun of traveling?  I'm not sure how
you managed to take that beating and still come back to win.  I need to lift some
weights and lay off the fatty foods. -- Fluffy

     There's a lot of energy in fatty foods....

Evelyn Waugh -- Well fought!  Your determination is commendable.  Coming back to win
after spending nearly the entire first minute on the ground is astounding. -- Ghost
of Pink Bunny

Ratling Gun -- For an experiment, you are doing terribly well.  I think we'll be
leaving you alone from here on out.  No use frustrating ourselves further over a
warrior whose name we have trouble remembering still. -- Bugs

Jager -- How about you teach ME something next time?  You took the win and all the
skills.  Hardly seems fair to me. -- Piotr Cottontail

Gutter Ball -- Do you do a lot of calisthenics or something?  I get tired just
thinking about fighting you again sometime. -- Smacky Bunny

All -- It has been awhile since I have been so thoroughly schooled.  I consider this
the greatest managing challenge I have faced.  My warriors will work their way up
from the cellar or die trying.  Stay deadly, my friends. -- Obregon

Eye -- An unusual match.  I would welcome a rematch, should your request it, friend.

Charles -- I was surprised at your ferocity, all things considered.  Well done,
comrade. -- Aleksandr

Gentleben -- Congratulations, nobody can kill the enjoyment of a good old fashioned
feud between teams like you can.  I attempt to add a little fuel to the feud fire in
a humerous way questioning whether you are running a stable of gladiators or old
women in a sewing circle and you go off on me with a rant about respecting women or
some such thing.  Seriously dude?  You need to chill out and relax a bit. -- Vanek,
Manager of Warmasters
P.S.  And for the record, I wasn't disrespecting women, I was disrespecting your
ability to manage your gladiators.

Literate Loons -- Wow, 67 points.  Well done. -- Vanek

Paper Tigers -- Welcome to Shadowspire!  I hope you enjoy your stay here! -- Vanek

Corporate Idiots -- Glad to have you back sir! -- Vanek

Book Mark -- Not you again!  Go away! -- Zevran

Notaxestexas -- You were not what I thought you were.  I was given false info!  And
you didn't teach me anything!  How dare you! -- Shaviola

Fidget -- Yes I know, that was an ugly fight.  But better an ugly win than an ugly
loss no? -- Big Nog

Madam Marie -- YAWN!!  I don't do good in those fights... yet.  I will be throwing
steel soon enough. -- Archon

Hypogee Bleve -- Nicely done.  Off to the DA for me! -- Blood Mage

Lukeal and the Paper Tigers -- Welcome to Shadowspire and you might want to stay away
from Otto's Diner as his cooking fires sometimes get out of control. -- Gentleben and
the Unholy Knights

Lord Protector Viridio -- Congrats on the throne and the invite. -- Unholy Knights

Lord Protector W.S. Gilbert -- What will the arena be without, oh yeah, younger.
Good luck on the Isle. -- Unholy Knights

Sissyro -- That all you got. -- Ctuchik

CEO -- I think you came to the wrong meeting. -- Duchess of Erat

Anger Mouse -- You have issues. -- Scrawnie Ronnie

Roundup -- First one goes to you. -- Ukant B Sirius

Chingachook -- While you were correcting the announcer on the proper pronunciation of
your name you missed the sounding of the canon to start the fight, you may want to
accept that your name is going to be missed pronounced everytime and just roll with
it. -- Beastier Wee

Nomad -- Es No Happy either so what are you excatally? -- Gentleben

27 September 10
Note -- We are still looking for additional teams in Arvat, DM 32.  I still have a
number of good team rollups available FREE for whoever wants one.
     Contact the Devil Advocates ASAP to join the fun!  You can either reach me by
diplo or on the RSI site.
     Also, whoever sent me the diplo with no name on it requesting a rollup /

information on how to get into Arvat, I'm embarassed to admit that the diplo slipped
out of my folder and was lost.  Please just send me another one with your mailing
address and I'll get a rollup to you ASAP.  Sorry about that!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCRAWNIE RONNIE was dealt death by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LUGHNASSADH was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
CHILI SUPERIOR was easily killed by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
AMULIUS was slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
BLOOD MAGE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
HAGGIS was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
DEADHEAD STICKER was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
SALAMI SLAM was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
LITTLE SPIDER was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
VICTIM was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
RAT SASSY was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
OUTLAW PETE defeated SUICIDE SEED in a popular 5 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
KID CHARLEMAGNE defeated HUGH CAPET in a popular 1 minute expert's Bloodfeud match.
BERSERKER defeated VIRGINIA WOOLF in a exciting 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
HEINRIK was devastated by MICE AND DICE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud conflict.
SMACKY BUNNY was subdued by EVELYN WAUGH in a 2 minute Bloodfeud match.
VIRIDIO unbelievably bested W.S. GILBERT in a 1 minute master's Challenge bout.
MIDNIGHT SUN was defeated by FAN ZHEN in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
BOBBY JEAN was devastated by AZAGHAL in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
FIMNAR was devastated by BOOK MARK in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
BRICK MOUSE narrowly defeated LIMP IN in a 19 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
DUCHESS OF ERAT handily defeated MAGIC RAT in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
KISS MY GRITS savagely defeated BLUE MARBLE in a 22 minute expert's Challenge fight.
A.E. HOUSMAN overcame SINISTER SNOOPY in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
SUPERIORBANE was viciously subdued by NOTAXESTEXAS in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
SHAVIOLA was overpowered by NARYAK in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PIOTR COTTONTAIL overpowered CYRIL WYRMSLAYER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PIZZARRHEA overpowered SHILLELAGH TOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
HR vanquished ZOG CORNERSTONE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
LIAM O'SUPERIOR handily defeated TALTHYBIUS in a 4 minute uneven Challenge bout.
LIFE PATENT vanquished CICERO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
PRONATE overpowered CHARLES MARTEL in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CHINGACHGOOK savagely defeated JAGER VON DRACHEN in a 3 minute gory Challenge match.
URMAR was overpowered by HYPOGEE BLEVE in a 2 minute gory one-sided Challenge bout.
MADAM MARIE was outwaited by OFFICE BRWN NOSER in a 18 minute Challenge match.
BUGS lost to PIT FIEND in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
ALEKSANDR viciously butchered FROST GIANT in a 3 minute brutal Challenge battle.
LUKE WAYFARE was devastated by FIDGET in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
ROUNDUP overpowered VICTOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
HECTOR slimly lost to IRN BRU in a 4 minute gory beginner's Challenge match.
THE SUPERIOR CAT luckily beat SELENA SPECTRE in a 5 minute veteran's duel.
ELTHOR was handily defeated by CHUPUCASUPERIOR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
AUGUST defeated GOULASH in a action packed 4 minute bloody expert's battle.
XORN luckily beat CARIEC TOM in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory expert's conflict.
ONYB ENGLVAR devastated CTUCHIK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MARTIN LUTHER was easily killed by ZEVRAN in a 1 minute one-sided Title conflict.
CLASSIC NAPALM overpowered MADDENED MEERKAT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NYDERAWYN overpowered RATLING GUN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
VACA overpowered LIGDISH BANG in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ELILAD handily defeated SUPVSR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BRIARSMILE demolished CEO in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
BEASTIER WEE savagely defeated GUTTER BALL in a popular 3 minute gory battle.
ANGER MOUSE overcame NUMITOR in a 3 minute contest.
DOPPLEGANGER was handily defeated by PUNT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ASSERIUS demolished FLUFFY in a 2 minute mismatched battle.
HANA slew CLAWS in a 2 minute brawl.
EVANDER was demolished by BIG NOG in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
ARCHON was unbelievably bested by JAKLAK in a crowd boring 21 minute novice's bout.
MARCO POLO viciously subdued EYE in a 2 minute bloody novice's fight.
PANDERA PAX overcame UKANT B SIRIUS in a 1 minute novice's contest.
PATROCLUS executed 8TH FOLD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ORIGAMI was narrowly defeated by DJUNA BARNES in a 8 minute novice's conflict.
TYGER was devastated by JOHN F QUEENY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ANNA HIPPOLYTE slimly lost to VELVETEEN in a 2 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 25         AIMED BLOW        49 -  37 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     16         TOTAL PARRY       90 -  71 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         PARRY-STRIKE      25 -  20 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         WALL OF STEEL     51 -  46 -  2      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         STRIKING ATTACK  112 - 104 -  7      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         PARRY-LUNGE       29 -  38 -  4      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  69 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  21 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    49 -  81 -  5      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  50 -  3      37  |

Turn  98 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       4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  7         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         6 -  5     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  8         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  8     BASHING ATTACK     4 - 11         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  6         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ZEVRAN 1258                13   8  1  114 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
PARRY-LUNGE      EVELYN WAUGH 1070          23  14  1  109 LITERATE LOONS (40)
TOTAL PARRY      OUTLAW PETE 1200           19   8  0  108 JUNGLELAND (103)
SLASHING ATTACK  FAN ZHEN 1288              10   4  1  105 DARQUE AGES (29)
LUNGING ATTACK   SELENA SPECTRE 1192        17  11  1   98 THE RED BLADES (88)
BASHING ATTACK   DUCHESS OF ERAT 1234       13  12  0   98 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
WALL OF STEEL    GOULASH 1215               15  12  0   70 OTTO'S DINER (96)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SHAVIOLA 1322               8   5  0   35 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SELENA SPECTRE 1192.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SELENA SPECTRE 1192.  The ten other most popular fighters were CARIEC TOM 
FIEND 1344.

The least popular fighter this week was ARCHON 1390.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JAKLAK 1430, BLUE MARBLE 1030, KISS MY GRITS 1252, LIMP IN 1057, OFFICE 

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