Date   : 11/03/2010    Duedate: 11/16/2010


DM-81    TURN-100

This Weeks Top Honors


(81-690) [23-25-4,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

(81-1229) [17-6-0,130]         (81-1371) [2-7-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE RED BLADES (88)            THE RED BLADES (88)
(81-1192) [17-13-1,90]         (81-1192) [17-13-1,90]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE AGES (29)            62
2. WARMASTERS (15)             45      CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
3. LITERATE LOONS (40)         41      Unchartered Team
4. DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)       35
5. FUCHI OWNED (54)            35      FAR TRAVELERS (113)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)      112  72  4 60.9   1/ 1 LITERATE LOONS (40)      12  3 0
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       287 208  9 58.0   2/ 4 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)     10  5 1
 3/ 3 SUMMERBORN (104)          76  59  3 56.3   3/ 3 DARQUE AGES (29)         10  5 0
 4/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    279 217  9 56.3   4/ 2 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       9  6 0
 5/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         220 174  7 55.8   5/ 9 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      8  7 1
 6/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  64  51  0 55.7   6/16 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     8  7 0
 7- 8 RODENT CLAN (37)         184 168 11 52.3   7/15*FAR TRAVELERS (113)       7  8 2
 8/ 9 WARMASTERS (15)          257 236 20 52.1   8/18 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        7  8 0
 9/ 0 FUCHI OWNED (54)         160 149  6 51.8   9/13 THE RED BLADES (88)       7  8 0
10-11 THE MONSANTIS (112)       28  27  1 50.9  10/14 OTTO'S DINER (96)         7  8 0
11/12 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      253 246 13 50.7  11/17 CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     6  8 0
12/13 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     238 235 12 50.3  12/19 WARMASTERS (15)           6  9 0
13/10 CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     26  26  0 50.0  13/11 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       6  9 0
14/14 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      79  81  2 49.4  14/ 7 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       6  9 0
15/15 JUNGLELAND (103)          70  72  1 49.3  15/ 6 JUNGLELAND (103)          6  9 0
16/16 LITERATE LOONS (40)      237 261  9 47.6  16/20 SUMMERBORN (104)          6  9 0
17/17 FURRY FURY (25)          127 149  5 46.0  17/21 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  6  9 0
18/19 OTTO'S DINER (96)         83 102  2 44.9  18- 5 RODENT CLAN (37)          5  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 THE RED BLADES (88)       96 119  5 44.7  19/10 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       5 10 1
20/18 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       96 124  4 43.6  20/12 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       5 10 0
21/21 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)      110 169  6 39.4  21- 8 THE MONSANTIS (112)       4  1 0
22-22 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       28  51  1 35.4  22/24 FURRY FURY (25)           4  5 0
23/23*FAR TRAVELERS (113)       15  29  2 34.1  23/22*PAPER TIGERS (114)        4  9 1
24/24*PAPER TIGERS (114)         6  12  1 33.3  24/ 0 FUCHI OWNED (54)          3  1 0
25/25 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       21  49  3 30.0  25-23 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       2  8 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT


                   !!! THE SHADOWSPIRE TURN 100 EXTRAVAGANZA !!!

Shadowspire arena officially opened on January 16, 2007 with an inaugural class of 44
teams.  Two of those teams pulled off a 5-0 turn (JUST CHILLIN and CLAN LONGBEARD),
but no one was able to snag the throne as RAMA THE SHARK of DEATHONTHESANDS and
FULTON of WAR MACHINE tied for the top spot with 12 recognition points.  Of those
initial 44 teams, only 6 have remained listed in the Shadowspire newsletter through

The SYP has enjoyed collecting the fun facts over the past 99 turns.  Shadowspire has
certainly been a fun experience and it is rare that managers in this era of Duel2 can
grow with an arena from turn 1.  Shadowspire offered this unique opportunity and the
response has been overwhelmingly positive as the arena continues to buzz with

We hope you enjoy our very special Turn 100 EXTRAVAGANZA!  Without further ado...


There is no greater individual honor for a warrior of Shadowspire than that coveted
position of Duelmaster.  Over 99 turns, Shadowspire has seen many warriors attain the
throne.  Here are some facts about the mighty Duelmasters of Shadowspire.

     **25 Teams Have Celebrated a Duelmaster
     **Teams with the Most Turns Upon the Throne:  Dragonbane Guild (10); American
      Muscle (9); Clan Longbeard, Darque Ages, Le Pentarchie, Warmasters (6); House
     of Hearts, Of Wolf and Man, Summerborn (5); and Kellumbos Kids and Rodent Clan
     **Most Consecutive Turns on Throne:  76 Gran Torino (6) - Turns 14 through 20
     **Most Kills:  Slaughtermouse 5 (4) - Turn 67
     **Highest Rated Duelmaster (recognition):  76 Gran Torino (173)  Turn 20
     **Lowest Rated Duelmaster (recognition):  Alberta Clipper (33)  Turn 3
     **Duelmasters KILLED ON THRONE:  Aldebaran  Turn 12; Ornery Ocelot  Turn 96
     (It should be noted that Ornery Ocelot died as an immortal warrior on his way to
     the Isle, making Aldebaran the only mortal DM to die)
     **Duelmasters by Style:  Striker (31); Lunger (23); Wall of Steel (12); Slasher
       and Aimed Blow (7); Total Parry (6); Basher (5); Parry Lunge (3); Parry
       Riposte (1); Parry Strike (0)

*Top Teams*

Nothing speaks to a teams present domination more than the Current Top Team
position.  Unlike the individual awards, Top Team puts the entire gladiatorial stable
in the spotlight.  It also serves as a better measurement than Career Win/Loss to
speak of a teams recent fortunesa very useful tool when issuing challenges.

     **Best 3-Turn Team Record:  Kellumbos Kids (15-0-0)  Turn 10
     **Most Top Team Awards:  Kellumbos Kids (12); La Pentarchie (8); Warmasters
       (7); Capital Cartel, Clan Longbeard, Dragonbane Guild (5)

*Teams on the Move*

A single turn of glory and a free fight can be gained by any team by gaining more 
recognition than the others.  Here are Shadowspires top 5 point gainers.

     **Unholy Knights (87)  Turn 85; 4-Letter Cavemen (85)  Turn 14; Fuchi Owned
       (79)  Turn 24; Dragonbane Guild (77)  Turns 19 and 50; American Muscle (75)
        Turn 40

*Avoiders and Avoidees*

The Word Golem keeps telling me that avoidees isnt an actual word!  We here at the
SYP believe you are either adding to the language or holding it back, so we submit
avoidee, plural avoidees as our contribution to the Common tongue.  Stupid golem! 
Anyway, tactics are always important and who you fight is just as important as who
you DO NOT fight.  Following is an analysis of the Gladiatorial Commissions avoid
report through the turns.

     **Top 5 Avoided Teams:  Kellumbos Kids (47); Of Wolf and Man (12); The
       Mongoloids II (9); Superior Forces NT (7); Capital Cartel (4)
     **Top 5 Avoiding Teams:  La Pentarchie (20); Warmasters, Dragonbane Guild (12);
       Clan Longbeard (7); Clan Ironfist (4)

*The Dead*

We turn to more somber matters in this section.  Death is inevitable and a bit more
permanent in Shadowspire when compared to many other arenas since participation in
the annual Tournament of the Dead and the use of a resurrection potion is prohibited.

     **In 99 Turns of fighting, only 2 Turns have ever passed without a death (T77
       and T79)
     **843 warriors have died in 99 turns.
     **526 deaths have come via the Dark Arena
     **20 deaths were Dark Arena fighters
     **14 deaths were Arena Stand Bys
     **3 warriors have fallen to Arena Stand Bys (Octavian of Warmasters and Desmus
       Maximus of Team Sludge fell to Embezzling Scribe; Dagarad from Of Wolf and Man
       fell to Convicted Thief)

     **Most Deaths (Team):  Of Wolf and Man (47); Fuchi Owned (35); Rodent Clan (33);
       Ale House Mercs (30); Big Lake Outcasts (28)

20 warriors have been sent to the Dark Arena only to return to their manager ALIVE!
Of those 20 warriors, 2 have gone onto immortality on the Isle of the Eye (Nuyen Nick
of Fuchi Owned and Liberius of Warmasters).  Only one warrior has visited the Dark
Arena TWICE and survived to tell the tale (Kid Charlemagne of The Red Blades).

*The Immortal*

In 99 Turns, 98 warriors have attained immortality.  While there are too many
graduates to mention individually, the SYP does wish to recognize those who have sent
the most ot the Isle from Shadowspire and those we consider the best of their style.
Since many best of categories are considered subjective popularity contests, the
SYP will rely upon W/L% at graduation (the turn a warrior is invited to ADM) as the
measuring stick.

     **FAST GRADUATES:  Of the 98 graduates from Shadowspire, only 4 have received 
      invite for the Isle in the 20 FE mark.  These warriors are 76 Gran Torino of
      American Muscle; Chakhari of Kellumbos Kids; Copernicus of Darque Ages; and
      Hummingbird of Summerborn.

     **Aimed Blow  The Small Cat of La Pentarchie (22-11-2; 65.63%)
     **Basher  Mouse of Pain of Rodent Clan (14-9-0; 60.87%)
     **Lunger  76 Gran Torino of American Muscle (15-5-1; 75.00%)
     **Parry Lunge  Flor of Cult of Bacchus (26-14-0; 65.00%)
     **Parry Riposte  Wee Beastie of Unholy Knights (17-8-1; 68.00%)
     **Parry Strike  None (no Piker has ever been invited to the Isle from
     **Slasher  Orc Chops of Fuchi Owned (18-11-0; 62.07%)
     **Striker  Hummingbird of Summerborn (16-4-0; 80.00%)
     **Total Parry  Low and Away of Capital Cartel (23-4-0; 85.19%)
     **Wall of Steel  Copernicus of Darque Ages (18-2-0; 90.00%)

     **TOP 5 TEAMS WITH MOST GRADUATES:  Le Pentarchie and Warmasters (9); Clan
      Longbeard and Dragonbane Guild (8); Kellumbos Kids, Darque Ages, and Literate
      Loons (6); Of Wolf and Man (5); The Draugs and Rodent Clan (4).

*Odds, Ends, and the Big Finish*

To cover the milestones of every single turn would cause your head to explode and the 
Editor of Shadowspires NL to put out a contract for my life (if she hasnt already).
Following is a timeline of events we here at the SYP thought were memorable.  If you
dont like our titles, next time well outsource it to Rodent Clan!

*T1-Shadowspires Inaugural Turn -- The concept for this arena was introduced as
early as 2005 by Lord Xiang (perhaps even earlier by some reports), but it was Doc
LeGrand who got the wheels turning and made the arena a reality.

*T2-Beginning of an Error or Era -- First Edition of the SYP runs in the NL

*T3-The Homecoming King is... -- Shadowspire crowns its first DM  Alberta Clipper of
 Just Chillin

*T7-Census?  I Dont Need No Stinkin Census -- Census forms are mailed that causes a
 rift in the arena

*T8-Why Would I Want to Compete in an Arena? -- A contest is proposed for Shadowspire
 that further heightens the arena discord.

*T9-Breaking Up is Hard to Do -- The Consortium representative, Smitty of Life
 Impacts, removes his team from Shadowspire and into retirement... we mean Snowbound.
 Rumors swirl it is related to the contest talk that has engulfed the arena.

*T10-I Dont Think that Means What You Think It Means -- Chakhari belittles the arena
 and claims he will be upon the throne for a long time.

*T11-Humble Pie Anyone? -- Chakhari loses the throne to Aldebaran

*T12-Doctors Orders Ignored as Warrior Attempts to Catch Scimitar with Face--
 Aldebaran dies in defense of the throne; he is the first Duelmaster to do so.

*T16-And Hes Outta Here--Doc LeGrand, whose efforts opened the arena,
 unceremoniously leaves the game.

*T20-The First Graduation Class76 Gran Torino, Chakhari, and Copernicus go to the

*T55-Raising the BarSponge Bath of AARP graduates at 20-35-2 to set a new FE record
 for graduating warriors.

*T58-The King Has Fallen  Sponge Baths reign is short-lived as Chupacabran of
 Huckles Cats graduates at 20-36-2.

*T64-Back With Saddle Sores Again -- The Consortium sends a new representative to the
 arena.  Agent begins training and fighting the Consortium-backed Capital Cartel.

*T73-He's Not Afraid Anymore -- Finally over his fear of the words, "No Tourney,"
 Manager enters Shadowspire.

*T85-One More Thing... -- Detective Kellumbo goes inactive after running 5 warriors
 for 84 consectutive turns.  There is a reward for any information that will lead to
 the return of Detective Kellumbo.  If you have any information, contact the SYP at

*T95-So, Do We Score This Like Golf or Basketball? -- Ornery Ocelot of Furry Fury
 goes to the Isle at 21-36-0 setting the new FE mark at 57.

We hope you have enjoyed our Turn 100 Extravaganza.  A special thank you to all the
managers that have participated and made Shadowspire great over the last 100 turns.
Shadowspire is truly a specail arena.  May there be many more turns of excitement and

SYP Editor

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                                  Moonlight Stroll

     "Kid, you make a better door than a window."
     "What?"  The Kid shot me a nasty sidelong look, then returned to his peeping.  I
decided he wasnt going to get out of my way, so I crouched low and dropped to my
knees.  I brushed aside some sort of aromatic purple-flowered plant; clusters of
these things surrounded the immediate area around the taverns out-house.  I eased
myself down and crawled forward through the thick, well-manicured hedge that
meandered throughout the taverns property.  There were a few thorns, but I always
travel steel-skinned, so it was not an issue.
     I was surprised that it was so easy to sneak up on people in this place.  Sure,
the hedges around here were uncommonly thick, and crammed solid with clusters of
long, needle-like thorns, but it was nothing special to write home about.  The
Bunnies were probably spending some decent coin for some privacy, and they were being
cheated.  Oh well....
     The leaves were a deep, dark green, with fine, bright orange veins running riot
throughout their glossy surfaces.  Their velvet touch tickled my face and neck as I
squirmed underneath their branches as quietly as I could.  I found a small patch of
soft ground at the edge of some open space, and gently pulled aside a few stray
branches of hedge.
     The "private" side courtyard was now spread out in front of me.  It was one big
enclosed circle.  A couple of massive round tables fit neatly in the circular space.
The tables were carved from a dark stone shot through with sparkling flecks that
flashed when they caught the trembling torchlight.  Flagstones of the same stone
material made a neat sphere to contain the space.  It was well done.  A small
fountain tinkled to my left.  I guess it helped mask stray sounds.  It was working,
too; I could hear the Bunnys voices, but I couldnt make out what they were saying.
     A faint rustling noise on my left announced Arcanes arrival.  Now it was my
turn to give him a glare, which he-of course-ignored.
     "If Im down here," I whispered hoarsely, "and you're down here, whos watching
our backs?!"
     "Numitor, of course," replied the Kid softly with that annoying, dismissive wave
of his.  I had forgotten about Numitor 
     "Wasnt he watching the horses?" I asked.  Arcane shrugged but didnt take his
eyes off the three Bunnies.  I made a note to slap Numitor around a little, assuming
we made it out of this situation without mishap.
     The Arcane Kid is not well known for his textbook adventures.  Dont get me
wrong; Arcane can write out the perfect, pristine plan.  Its just that nothing seems
to work exactly the way he figures it will.
     "Do you have that list?" the Kid whispered.  I had to twist and roll a little,
but eventually I pulled out the folded square of parchment that we had bought earlier
that day.  I handed it to the Kid; he carefully unfolded it and began to read.  His
eyes gave off that eerie blue glow... it was a little unnerving to watch him read in
the darkness.
     "It looks like our information was correct," nodded Arcane to himself.  "It
seems that Bugs and Fluffy were given their walking papers."
     "The Dark Arena lists are public, you know."
     The Kid shrugged.  "One never knows.  Remember my motto: Trust, but Verify."
     Nothing left for me to do but try to get comfortable while the three Bunnies
drank and chatted.  There wasnt any laughing, but then again I didnt think there
would be.  Still, this ground was pliant and comfortable; broad-leaved trailing vines
of some sort covered the ground where we lay.
     "Kid, weve been watching these guys for almost a month now," I whispered.
"They dont have my saddlebags; that means they dont have the lists.  What the hell
are we doing here?"
     "Ssshhh!"  Arcane gestured toward the tables.  The three Bunnies had stood.  A
woman had entered.  Not the help.  Her hair was dark, and hung in long curls around
her shoulders.  Her features were decidedly human, though it was difficult to see
much from where I lay.  She wore a burnished armor that covered her from neck to
boots; it seemed like scale mail, but the design was sharper, somehow.  She carried a
brace of short swords at her waist; the handles seemed well-worn.
     The Bunnies treated her with a great deal of respect.  "Kid, dya think that
     "No.  A messenger.  Shut up!" Arcane murmured.
     I started to feel an unnatural urge to scratch my neck and wrists.  Instead, I
rubbed them hard and watched the woman as she sauntered around the periphery of the
flagstones.  Her gait was smooth and strong; I think she probably knew how to get the
most out of those short swords.  She was talking, but I still couldnt make out
words.  Nice voice, though.  Strong and sweet at the same time.  I was beginning to
be envious of the Bunnies, but then I had an ugly thought.  "Kid, do you know what
sort of plant this is?"
     "Ssshhh," hissed Arcane.  "I think that we might finally get a glimpse of this
Daemonspawn character."
     "Im crawling around in the dark just so you can get his autograph?" I grumbled.
     "Havoc, be still," murmured the Kid.  "We have no dependable descriptions, no
sketches or drawings.  This agent of his might just be the clue Ive been seeking."
     "Try joining his fan club," I suggested.  The Kid ignored me.  I tried to relax
and let the time slide by, but I began to feel apprehensive.  I couldnt help it.  I
was really starting to get uncomfortable by then.  My scalp and my palms began to
itch too.  Scratching just made it worse, but I couldnt seem to stop.  I guess I was
moving a little too much.
     "Havoc, be still!" hissed Arcane.  As if I wasnt trying!  Now I realized why
this little private tavern didnt rely much on walls or guards to keep interlopers at
bay.  Just a little fertilizer and some water was all they needed!  I kept rubbing my
palms; I tried hard not to scratch madly at them.  The sides of my neck and my ears
began to burn.
     The Kid shot me a funny look; it was hard to see anything but the glow of his
eyes in the dark.  I felt a warm wetness on my hands.  I sniffed.  Yeah, it was
blood.  My blood.  I heard and saw the glossy leaves of the hedges tremble; I felt
the vines underneath me quiver.
     "Kid, Im getting the hell out of here!" I growled.  I squirmed backwards out of
the hedges and crawled back behind the privy.  Numitor almost jumped out of his
scalemail when I stood.  I wanted to smack that idiot for leaving his post, but
decided that I was desperate to wash my hands and neck and hair instead.  I ran to
the horses.

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                              TIMES ARE CHANGING

     As he sat on his throne on the first day after having been sworn in, King Bar
Ack-Ack Obomba, leader of all Alastari, decided it was time to act.  He had promised
change, and, by golly, with all the money that was paid for all those votes, he was
going to cash in!  Yes!
     He walked to his televised podium, turned on his teleprompter, and began his
speech, which had been prepared almost as long ago as his birth in the hills of
Pockisstan.  He began

     "Hear ye, hear ye.  Can you all hear in the back row of the press room?  Okay.
Well, as you all know, the Alistarian riff-raff have all proclaimed me to be a
godling and expect me to live out my lifelong dreams of declaring Alastari a
socialistic state.  Therefore, today I am announcing three major changes to our way
of life.  Everyone will be excited and pleased as all riff-raff enjoys it when their
god-king decrees.
     NUMBER ONE. Effective immediately, winners of TCs in both Mailers and Face-To-
Face will give their prizes to any poor soul manager, except himself, who had a
warrior with an opher.  If the Tcer has any difficulty choosing a poor soul, the
Central Government will establish a committee to review and select a lowly nominee
for the TCer.  This committee shall take no longer than six months to decide and
shall be comprised of only those members of my loyal party--The Mule Muckers.
     NUMBER TWO, Effective November 1, 2010, all arena managers must fight all five
warriors.  The tax for fighting five will be an additional ten per cent over the
present level.  The fee for fighting from zero to four warriors will be a
contribution of ten gallons of fuel (Which, by the way, I decreed all fuel to be ten
dollars per gallon yesterday.) to my personal Air Force One Fund.  In addition to the
requirement of fighting all five warriors, each manager must earn a 2-2-1 record (Two
wins, two losses and one tie.) each and every round. The penalty for noncompliance
shall be the loss of one finger or toe for each violation.  Because of your
benevolent king, you all now have health care and insurance, so that should be
considered a blessing.  You are welcome.
     NUMBER THREE, Effective November 1, 3010, Duel 2 must be completely green.  All
papers must be light green and all print dark green.  And, because of our advancement
to full socialism by that time, everyone can play free.  (The taxes and penalties
shall remain in effect, however.)
     I am sure we are all pleased with these positive changes to our society.  I have
done much in my first two days on the job, and will be taking Air Force One to Alaska
for a highly needed vacation tomorrow.  Along with some wonderful hunting and
fishing, I want to see if I can capture that loud-mouthed sow that has been creating
so much ruckus.  Wish me well."

     With that, King Bar Ack-Ack Obomba, left the podium, and went back to his office
to count the new tax money collected that day.  "I'll need some spending money in
Alaska." he thought.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Jugger had been spending the morning enjoying the especially fine oatmeal
stout that his brother the Bartender had recommended to him.  It was an amazing
brew, silky in texture, medium dry, a complex velvet palate, and a bittersweet
finish.   "Bittersweet," the Jugger thought to himself.  "What a concept!"
     Two letters had arrived that morning of which the first was a report from
Shadowspire.  It seemed as though Hummingbird, the old champion he'd put in charge of
his Shadowspire crew had finally managed to coach the guys there to a winning turn
there, of which the striker Midnight Sun's battle for the title was the highlight.
The striker had challenged Zevran the Aimed Blow and in an almost unbelievable
fashion bested him.  True to form he had grabbed the initiative, this time with a
massive broadsword swipe to Zevran's leg, followed by three rapid strikes to head
then torso.  Somehow Zevran not only withstood those initial blows but managed a
parry on the fifth strike, followed by a quick riposte to M Sun's right hand, then
another one to the arm.  Stunned M Sun dropped his sword and started fumbling for his
backup weapon.  He didn't have the time to grab it before Zevran's scimitar whirled
on him again.  He threw himself to the left dodging one blow, dropped to his knees
dodging another, then out of nowhere, when a loss seemed certain spun into something
looking much like a roundhouse punch and caught Zevran square in the neck.  Zevran's
full helmet rung like a big bell as M Sun managed to do with his fist what he hadn't
managed with a sword:  Earn his title back.
     The Jugger chuckled to himself, and despite his vow never to leave his beloved
Murska again actually wished he could have been there.  Perhaps if August ever got a
shot at the title he'd make an exception.  Just maybe.
     Then his eyes fell on the second of the two letters on the desk in front of him.
It was the call for the tournament of the dead.  How he hated this tournament.  Every
year it was a reminder of how hope these days filled him with more dread than actual
loss.  How many times had he had to watch his old proteges, partially resurrected,
gruesome and seething with puss and decay running down their once such beautiful
faces, reanimated on the sands fight for their lives back?  Thrice?  Ten times?  He
didn't know.  He didn't want to know.  The once so stunning Lucia, the insanely
talented Cecilia Lind, the speedy protege Soledad with the almost maddeningly
persistent good humor, always with a smile on his lips and a prank in his mind.  The
Jugger kept staring at the letter.  It was a promise of hope and of
disappointment, a certainty of despair and a whisper of joy.  He was going to get to
see them all again once more, and then he was going to get to lose them all once
more.  He takes a final swig of the stout.  How very bittersweet....

                                      SPY REPORT

     Okay, excuses first:  I'm sick, and I've got horrible demons breathing down my
neck for this spy report.
     On a more cheerful note, I see that times have spoiled us.  I can remember
(just) days when fifty-seven fights was not unusual in any, now it only happens
(other than here), in Talahya, Primus, and sometimes Crysalis.  Okay, and maybe North
Fork now that they've started another turf war.

So let's have a few notes of interest here:
     Going five and oh this time we have Darque Ages!
     Greatest point gain, A.E. Housman.
     Greatest point loss, Eltnor.  Same fight.
     The Duelmaster got the most challenges, which is as it should be.
     Superior Forces NT was most avoided, by Capital Cartel
     As previously noted, fifty-seven fights, only two standbys.  Thirty-three
challenges!  (None of them TV.)  The thirty-three challenges include bloodfeuds and
DA challenges.

     I'm going to mention the challenge fights, but I don't really know you guys yet.
If, for reasons that escape me, you want to hear more from me in other spy reports,
just say the word.  Odd-numbered turns would be better, though.

     ORIGAMI (81-1420) (1-2-0,6) of PAPER TIGERS challenged DJUNA BARNES (81-1425)
(2-0-0,9) of LITERATE LOONS.  Up 3.  ORIGAMI assassinated DJUNA BARNES in a 1 minute
one-sided Challenge fight.  Oh, tough!  This is starting us off with blood.
     EL CID (81-1443) (1-0-0,10) of DARQUE AGES challenged NUMITOR (81-1379) (3-4-
0,14) of ARCHAIC CHAOS.  Up 4.  EL CID overpowered NUMITOR in a 2 minute one-sided
Challenge match.  And if Numitor's face was red, it wasn't all blood.  Tcha!
     ANNA HIPPOLYTE (81-1427) (1-1-0,12) of THE RED BLADES challenged ASSERIUS (81-
1377) (3-4-0,13) of WARMASTERS.  Up 1.  ANNA HIPPOLYTE overpowered ASSERIUS in a 1
minute uneven Challenge duel.  The things some women will do to get a date!
     ST JOE STRUMMER (81-1439) (1-0-0,6) of SUMMERBORN challenged HECTOR (81-1392)
(1-4-0,9) of FAR TRAVELERS.  Up 3.  ST JOE STRUMMER was beaten by HECTOR in a 3
minute Challenge fight.  I'm sure Hector was glad to win one.  I figure he got the
short end of the stick at Troy.
     PETRONIUS (81-1434) (0-1-0,1) of WARMASTERS challenged LUKE WAYFARE (81-1413)
(1-3-0,6) of THE RED BLADES.  Up 5.  PETRONIUS overcame LUKE WAYFARE in an action
packed 1 minute amateur's Challenge bout.  Luke, you idiot!

     PANDERA PAX (81-1406) (2-3-0,9) of ARCHAIC CHAOS challenged ARABIAN KNIGHT (81-
1445) (1-0-0,13) of UNHOLY KNIGHTS.  Up 4.  PANDERA PAX overpowered ARABIAN KNIGHT in
a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.  Can he last for one thousand and one, if he
falls so quickly now?
     VICTOR (81-1369) (3-5-0,14) of WARMASTERS challenged HR (81-1039) (6-3-0,32) of
CORPORATE IDIOTS.  Up... lots?  Ah, make that 18.  VICTOR overpowered HR in a 1
minute uneven Challenge match.  Definitely Victor living up to his name here.
     CHARLES MARTEL (81-1346) (4-5-0,18) of DARQUE AGES challenged URMAR (81-1373)
(3-5-0,27) of FAR TRAVELERS.  Up 9.  CHARLES MARTEL savagely defeated URMAR in a 2
minute gory Challenge duel.  Savagely... yes, I'd say that was an accurate
     CEO (81-1040) (4-6-0,18) of CORPORATE IDIOTS challenged JAGER VON DRACHEN (81-
1341) (6-5-0,25) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Up 7.  CEO lost to JAGER VON DRACHEN in a 2
minute Challenge match.  Looks like the Corporate Idiots aren't showing well today.
     CHINGACHGOOK (81-1371) (2-6-0,32) of FAR TRAVELERS challenged GUTTER BALL (81-
1361) (7-2-0,33) of CAPITAL CARTEL.  Up 1.  CHINGACHGOOK was outlasted by GUTTER BALL
in a slow 7 minute Challenge fight.  That's a dirty, rotten... GUTTER trick to play
on a poor savage, G. Ball.

     MADAM MARIE (81-1356) (6-4-0,24) of JUNGLELAND challenged LIAM O'SUPERIOR (81-
1302) (8-5-0,29) of SUPERIOR FORCES NT.  Up 5.  MADAM MARIE outwaited LIAM O'SUPERIOR
in a tiring 14 minute Challenge contest.  Fourteen minutes, in this weather?  Are you
guys NUTS?
     IRN BRU (81-1393) (5-1-0,29) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged BEASTIER WEE (81-
1362) (5-4-1,35) of UNHOLY KNIGHTS.  Up 6.  IRN BRU subdued BEASTIER WEE in an action
packed 5 minute gruesome Challenge bout.  Good, I have deep suspicions of anyone
named "Beaster Wee."  Or Beastier, of course.  Even worse.
     PIT FIEND (81-1344) (6-4-1,27) of MONSTER MANUAL challenged HYPOGEE BLEVE (81-
1364) (3-6-0,28) of LA PENTARCHIE.  Up 1.  PIT FIEND was viciously subdued by HYPOGEE
BLEVE in a popular 1 minute Challenge bout.  Can't have those fiends running around
     PUNT (81-1366) (3-5-0,36) of CAPITAL CARTEL challenged OFFICE BRWN NOSER (81-
1114) (7-1-0,38) of CORPORATE IDIOTS.  Up 2.  PUNT was luckily beaten by OFFICE BRWN
NOSER in a 3 minute Challenge fight.  There's probably some cool comment I could make
about Punt, but that's a game I never studied.  Oh, well, just imagine it.
     CICERO (81-1266) (10-8-0,43) of WARMASTERS challenged PIZZARRHEA (81-1348) (7-3-
0,60) of OTTO'S DINER.  Up 17.  CICERO subdued PIZZARRHEA in an exciting 5 minute
Challenge bout.  What?  I thought Cicero MADE... oh, that's Cesar that makes pizzas.
Okay.  And Cicero's eating it.

     CYRIL WYRMSLAYER (81-1267) (10-9-1,51) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged VIRGINIA
WOOLF (81-1263) (5-15-1,53) of LITERATE LOONS.  Up 2.  CYRIL WYRMSLAYER was bested by
VIRGINIA WOOLF in an exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.  Anyone could have predicted
that.  A woolf is not a wrym, after all.  The dangers of overspecialization revealed!
     SHILLELAGH TOR (81-1294) (9-8-0,52) of THE RED BLADES challenged LIGDISH BANG
(81-983) (10-15-0,55) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Up 3.  SHILLELAGH TOR overpowered LIGDISH
BANG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  A couple of weirdos by the names.
     VACA (81-1210) (14-12-0,61) of SUMMERBORN challenged ELILAD (81-1055) (13-6-
0,66) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Up 5.  VACA lost to ELILAD in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
Yes, well, this kind of thing happens.
     GOULASH (81-1215) (16-12-0,72) of OTTO'S DINER challenged ONYB ENGLVAR (81-903)
(17-13-0,90) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Up 18.  GOULASH luckily beat ONYB ENGLVAR in a 5
minute veteran's Challenge duel.  It's the garlic and the hot peppers.
     KISS MY GRITS (81-1252) (17-7-0,84) of OTTO'S DINER challenged THE SUPERIOR CAT
(81-1230) (16-6-0,95) of SUPERIOR FORCES NT.  Up 11.  KISS MY GRITS outlasted THE
SUPERIOR CAT in a 26 minute veteran's Challenge brawl.  Oh, good gods!  TWENTY-SIX
minutes?  You ARE nuts.

     SELENA SPECTRE (81-1192) (17-12-1,85) of THE RED BLADES challenged EVELYN WAUGH
(81-1070) (24-14-1,111) of LITERATE LOONS.  Up 26.  SELENA SPECTRE was subdued by
EVELYN WAUGH in a 6 minute Challenge competition.  Bold, but there's nothing wrong
with boldness if you don't overdo it.
     BLUE MARBLE (81-1030) (21-19-0,82) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged BOBBY JEAN
(81-1197) (16-12-0,94) of JUNGLELAND.  Up 12.  BLUE MARBLE viciously subdued BOBBY
JEAN in a 10 minute veteran's Challenge bout.  Came down like a ton of rocks, and
down, and down, and down....
     CARIEC TOM (81-984) (19-25-2,84) of LA PENTARCHIE challenged OUTLAW PETE (81-
1200) (20-8-0,116) of JUNGLELAND.  Up 32.  CARIEC TOM vanquished OUTLAW PETE in a
popular 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  Nobody can say you guys aren't bold.
     MAGIC RAT (81-1317) (9-6-0,67) of JUNGLELAND challenged SINISTER SNOOPY (81-
1069) (14-20-0,73) of FURRY FURY.  Up 6.  MAGIC RAT was vanquished by SINISTER SNOOPY
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  That Snoopy, a Sinister Rat Terrier!
     XORN (81-1015) (22-16-0,101) of MONSTER MANUAL challenged DUCHESS OF ERAT (81-
1234) (14-12-0,104) of UNHOLY KNIGHTS.  Up 3.  XORN was savagely defeated by DUCHESS
OF ERAT in a 2 minute expert's Challenge melee.  I thought of a couple of things to
say about a Duchess and a Monster, but they got censored.  Ah... good fight?

The bloodfeuds:
     EYE (81-1419) (0-3-0,3) of PAPER TIGERS bloodfeuded HANA (81-1370) (3-5-1,15) of
FAR TRAVELERS.  Up 12.  EYE won victory over HANA in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
Easy, and surprising.
     BEHOLDER (81-1437) (0-1-0,1) of MONSTER MANUAL bloodfeuded ALEKSANDR (81-1372)
(4-4-1,17) of FAR TRAVELERS.  Up 16.  BEHOLDER was demolished by ALEKSANDR in a 1
minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.  Dumb, and Beholder is lucky to have
survived it.
     TYGER (81-1421) (2-1-0,13) of PAPER TIGERS bloodfeuded PATROCLUS (81-1410) (3-1-
1,17) of ARCHAIC CHAOS.  Up 4.  TYGER was devastated by PATROCLUS in a 2 minute one-
sided Bloodfeud fight.  A good match.
     FAN ZHEN (81-1288) (10-5-1,92) of DARQUE AGES bloodfeuded ZEVRAN (81-1258) (13-
9-1,93) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Up 1.  FAN ZHEN overpowered ZEVRAN in a 1 minute
mismatched Bloodfeud duel.  And the announcer called this "mismatched"?  Odd.

The Dark Arena challenges:
     DA 1 (81-1454) (0-0-0,0) of FURRY FURY DA challenged STONE GOLEM (81-26) (0-0-
0,40) of DARK ARENA.  DA 1 was put to death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena
     TALTHYBIUS (81-1404) (3-2-0,16) of ARCHAIC CHAOS DA challenged WURM KIN (81-27)
(0-0-0,50) of DARK ARENA.  TALTHYBIUS was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark
Arena battle.
     OWL-EYES (81-851) (12-8-1,60) of FUCHI OWNED DA challenged SHEWISH GIANT (81-21)
(0-0-0,55) of DARK ARENA.  OWL-EYES was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 4 minute
bloody Dark Arena fight.
     I was a little surprised to see Owl Eyes go, but basically, no surprises.

For the title:
     HUGH CAPET (81-690) (22-25-4,109) of DARQUE AGES challenged MIDNIGHT SUN (81-
1211) (15-11-1,106) of SUMMERBORN.  Down 3, but since it's for the title, I figure
that doesn't count, right?  HUGH CAPET bested MIDNIGHT SUN in a 1 minute master's
Challenge Title match.  Good going, Hugh.


DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUGH CAPET 690               23  25  4   117       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUPUCASUPERIOR 1229         17   6  0   130       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 EVELYN WAUGH 1070            25  14  1   118       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 DUCHESS OF ERAT 1234         15  12  0   113       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 CARIEC TOM 984               20  25  2   111       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 TING-TING 776                18   7  0   109       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 AZAGHAL 1223                 17  12  0   107       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 KID CHARLEMAGNE 1193         15  15  2   107       THE RED BLADES (88)
 FAN ZHEN 1288                11   5  1   105       DARQUE AGES (29)
 AUGUST 1212                  18   9  1    99       SUMMERBORN (104)
 A.E. HOUSMAN 1306            11   5  0    99       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 KISS MY GRITS 1252           18   7  0    97       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 XORN 1015                    22  17  0    96       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 MIDNIGHT SUN 1211            15  12  1    95       SUMMERBORN (104)
 BLUE MARBLE 1030             22  19  0    94       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LIMP IN 1057                 20  17  0    92       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 GOULASH 1215                 17  12  0    91       OTTO'S DINER (96)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SELENA SPECTRE 1192          17  13  1    90       THE RED BLADES (88)
-MICE AND DICE 1247            9   1  1    88       RODENT CLAN (37)
 BOBBY JEAN 1197              16  13  0    85       JUNGLELAND (103)
-BRICK MOUSE 987              19   9  0    84       RODENT CLAN (37)
 THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230        16   7  0    84       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 ZEVRAN 1258                  13  10  1    84       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 SINISTER SNOOPY 1069         15  20  0    83       FURRY FURY (25)
 OUTLAW PETE 1200             20   9  0    82       JUNGLELAND (103)
 ONYB ENGLVAR 903             17  14  0    80       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 ELTHOR 1237                  16  11  0    78       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 FIMNAR 1053                  18  22  1    77       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BRIARSMILE 944               12  16  2    76       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 BOWTIE BOB 930                9   6  0    76       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 NYDERAWYN 1046               11  10  0    75       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
-NOTAXESTEXAS 1323             7   4  0    73       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 ELILAD 1055                  14   6  0    72       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 BERSERKER 1047               14  23  2    67       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHILLELAGH TOR 1294          10   8  0    64       THE RED BLADES (88)
 PRONATE 1320                 10   5  0    63       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 NARYAK 1296                  10   8  1    62       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 VACA 1210                    14  13  0    59       SUMMERBORN (104)
 SUPERIORBANE 1226            13  10  0    59       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 CICERO 1266                  11   8  0    59       WARMASTERS (15)
 MAGIC RAT 1317                9   7  0    59       JUNGLELAND (103)
 VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263           6  15  1    59       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134        10  22  0    58       FURRY FURY (25)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLASSIC NAPALM 1262          10  11  0    53       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 MACEO 928                     8   7  0    53       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 CTUCHIK 1242                 12  14  1    52       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 PIZZARRHEA 1348               7   4  0    50       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 MARCO POLO 1375               7   0  0    49       DARQUE AGES (29)
-LIFE PATENT 1340              6   4  0    48       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 CYRIL WYRMSLAYER 1267        10  10  1    47       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LIGDISH BANG 983             10  16  0    46       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 OFFICE BRWN NOSER 1114        8   1  0    42       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
-PIOTR COTTONTAIL 1352         5   5  0    42       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 HEINRIK 1257                  8  16  1    41       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRN BRU 1393                  6   1  0    39       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PUNT 1366                     3   6  0    37       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 SHAVIOLA 1322                 9   6  0    36       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 GUTTER BALL 1361              8   2  0    35       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 HYPOGEE BLEVE 1364            4   6  0    35       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOG CORNERSTONE 1319          9   6  0    33       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SUPVSR 1083                   5   5  0    33       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 VICTOR 1369                   4   5  0    33       WARMASTERS (15)
-RATLING GUN 1389              3   2  1    33       RODENT CLAN (37)
-SUICIDE SEED 1402             2   2  1    33       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 MADAM MARIE 1356              7   4  0    31       JUNGLELAND (103)
 BEASTIER WEE 1362             5   5  1    31       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 LIAM O'SUPERIOR 1302          8   6  0    30       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346           5   5  0    29       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ARCHON 1390                   5   2  0    29       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 CHINGACHGOOK 1371             2   7  0    29       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341        7   5  0    28       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-ROUNDUP 1388                  3   2  0    28       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-SMACKY BUNNY 1298             5  11  1    27       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 PATROCLUS 1410                4   1  1    27       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 PIT FIEND 1344                6   5  1    24       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-ANGER MOUSE 1347              5   3  0    24       RODENT CLAN (37)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALEKSANDR 1372                5   4  1    23       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 PANDERA PAX 1406              3   3  0    23       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 ANNA HIPPOLYTE 1427           2   1  0    23       THE RED BLADES (88)
 EL CID 1443                   2   0  0    23       DARQUE AGES (29)
 HR 1039                       6   4  0    22       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 ORIGAMI 1420                  2   2  1    22       PAPER TIGERS (114)
-VELVETEEN 1431                1   1  0    22       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 DOPPLEGANGER 1382             5   3  0    20       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 CEO 1040                      4   7  0    19       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 FIDGET 1403                   3   3  0    19       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-JOHN F QUEENY 1429            1   0  0    18       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 URMAR 1373                    3   6  0    17       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 HANA 1370                     3   6  1    16       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 JAKLAK 1430                   3   0  0    16       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ASSERIUS 1377                 3   5  0    14       WARMASTERS (15)
 NUMITOR 1379                  3   5  0    14       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 HECTOR 1392                   2   4  0    14       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 EYE 1419                      1   3  0    14       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 LUHAN 1441                    2   0  0    12       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 HOLY SHIITAKE 1433            1   1  0    11       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BIG BONES BILLIE 1442         1   1  0    11       JUNGLELAND (103)
 DICTATOR EXEC 1444            1   0  0    10       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 GRAHAM GREENE 1435            2   0  0     9       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 PETRONIUS 1434                1   1  0     9       WARMASTERS (15)
 TYGER 1421                    2   2  0     8       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 LUKE WAYFARE 1413             1   4  0     7       THE RED BLADES (88)
-RATURDAY KNIGHT 1440          1   0  0     6       RODENT CLAN (37)
 ST JOE STRUMMER 1439          1   1  0     4       SUMMERBORN (104)
 ARABIAN KNIGHT 1445           1   1  0     4       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 ANGEROO 1452                  1   0  0     3       FURRY FURY (25)
 CHILI SUPERIOR 1436           0   2  0     2       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 BEHOLDER 1437                 0   2  0     2       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ANGRY SALAD 1432              0   2  0     2       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 GLAUCUS 1446                  0   2  0     2       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 FLACCUS 1455                  0   1  0     1       WARMASTERS (15)
 PORCUPAIN 1453                0   1  0     1       FURRY FURY (25)
 THE RIGHT HAND 1456           0   1  0     1       SUMMERBORN (104)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CREASE 1459                   0   1  0     1       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 VIKING WARLORD 1457           0   1  0     1       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 BENGALI 1458                  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?
TALTHYBIUS 1404         3  3 0 ARCHAIC CHAOS 111    WURM KIN              100  NONE
JEHGAN 1295             8  6 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    MICE AND DICE 1247     96  NOT REVENGED
MARTIN LUTHER 718      22 21 0 DARQUE AGES 29       ZEVRAN 1258            98  JUST REVENGED
OWL-EYES 851           12  9 1 FUCHI OWNED 54       SHEWISH GIANT         100  NONE
DA 1 1454               0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        STONE GOLEM           100  NONE
PINK BUNNY 1300        10  4 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    EVELYN WAUGH 1070      97   
DJUNA BARNES 1425       2  1 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    ORIGAMI 1420          100   
FROST GIANT 1408        3  1 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    ALEKSANDR 1372         98  REVENGED
BIG NOG 1411            4  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   BRIARSMILE 944        100   
8TH FOLD 1422           1  1 0 PAPER TIGERS 114     PATROCLUS 1410         98   
CLAWS 1423              0  2 0 PAPER TIGERS 114     HANA 1370              98  JUST REVENGED
REGINA SPECTRE 1194    16 11 0 THE RED BLADES 88    HUGH CAPET 690         97  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well... sorry for the grand turn 100, but after the turn 99, I'm speechless... Let's
just say we had a lot of fun here, and let's stay 100 more! -- LP, hidden somewhere.

Jungleland -- This challenge was too much... I'll try to retaliate... -- LP

Hey, ALL, ads are getting a little skimpy.  Isn't this a throwback arena? -- Agent,
Capital Cartel

     Ah... somebody told people the proofer is sick, and they're being kind?  Or,
     they expect to make it up with lots of spotlights?

Maddened Meerkat -- I can see why you are maddened and will probably remain maddened.
You need to take some gladiating lessons.  Doesn't your manager help you out with
that?  Oh!  That manager? -- Pronate

Uh, are you trying to stimulate an altercation, there, Pronate?  Cool it. -- Agent,
Capital Cartel

CEO -- Well, well, well.  I came out on top, so does that make me Chairman Of the
Board and you the punter? -- Punt

Anger Mouse -- It's okay.  It's okay.  Take these pills and get some rest. No more
bowling; it is too hard on you. -- Gutter Ball

Chupasuperior -- Chup you and that sneaky, snooty, smelly semi-manager of yours!  Go
read a comic book.  (if you can.) -- Book Mark (12-5-16-17-9-14-11 norm endu, great
dmg ST)

Azaghal -- I limper, but I drew well on the river. -- Limp In

Deep Thought -- A strong turn for your bravoes against mine.  Perhaps we'll see if my
warriors can slay some more monsters... stay deadly, my friend. -- Obregon

Smacky -- Hey!  Stop moving!  Me want to smack you! -- Urmar

Jaklak -- It is hard to find anything of value from that battle. -- Hana

Give me some room to breath. -- Col.Kurtz

Midnight Sun -- You know that if the sun were shining at mid night they would call it
midDAY, congrats on the throne you seriously confused person. -- Unholy Knights

Deepthought -- Good luck in the Bare Knuckles Brawls we have planned. -- Gentleben

Blue Marble -- I bet you would make a very nice kitchen counter. -- Duchess of Erat

     Nah, the piecrust would stick.

Cicero -- Nice challenge, one for you. -- Beastier Weeeeeee

Goulash -- Next time I order goulash remind of the last 3 times so that I can order
something else. -- Ctuchik

Pandera Pax -- If you think you could do any better with another strat feel free to
challange anytime. -- Arabian Knight

The Vikings are coming to Shadowspire!!! (No moss...nor algae)

Congratulations to everyone for making to turn 100! -- Nomad and the Guild

Hey -- Was that a little LP guy I just pounded on?  Don't do that very frequently. --
Jager von Drachen

Brown Noser -- Okay, I'm not yet ready for that plan yet.  But someday I will be. --
Irn Bru

Shadowspire -- Congratulations on 100 wonderful turns!  The No Tourney experiment
appears to have been a success!  Here's to another 100 successful turns! -- Vanek,
Manager of Warmasters

Archon -- I thought I had you there in minute 3!  So close, yet so far. -- Victor

Marco Polo -- Well that wasn't very nice of you! -- Asserius

Raturday Knight -- Okay, first of all, kudos on the name.  I like it.  Second, I
thought I had you there that fight.  After the fight was over though, I had to go
back and double check your fighting style.  Very interesting to say the least. --

Midnight Sun -- Congrats to you on claiming the title. -- Vanek

Literate Loons -- 12-3-1.  Not too shabby.  Well done sir! -- Vanek

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OWL-EYES was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 4 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TALTHYBIUS was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DA 1 was put to death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
FAN ZHEN overpowered ZEVRAN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
TYGER was devastated by PATROCLUS in a 2 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
BEHOLDER was demolished by ALEKSANDR in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
EYE won victory over HANA in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
HUGH CAPET bested MIDNIGHT SUN in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title match.
XORN was savagely defeated by DUCHESS OF ERAT in a 2 minute expert's Challenge melee.
MAGIC RAT was vanquished by SINISTER SNOOPY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CARIEC TOM vanquished OUTLAW PETE in a popular 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BLUE MARBLE viciously subdued BOBBY JEAN in a 10 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
SELENA SPECTRE was subdued by EVELYN WAUGH in a 6 minute Challenge competition.
KISS MY GRITS outlasted THE SUPERIOR CAT in a 26 minute veteran's Challenge brawl.
GOULASH luckily beat ONYB ENGLVAR in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
VACA lost to ELILAD in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
SHILLELAGH TOR overpowered LIGDISH BANG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
CYRIL WYRMSLAYER was bested by VIRGINIA WOOLF in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
CICERO subdued PIZZARRHEA in a exciting 5 minute Challenge bout.
PUNT was luckily beaten by OFFICE BRWN NOSER in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
PIT FIEND was viciously subdued by HYPOGEE BLEVE in a popular 1 minute Challenge bout.
IRN BRU subdued BEASTIER WEE in a action packed 5 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
MADAM MARIE outwaited LIAM O'SUPERIOR in a tiring 14 minute Challenge contest.
CHINGACHGOOK was outlasted by GUTTER BALL in a slow 7 minute Challenge fight.
CEO lost to JAGER VON DRACHEN in a 2 minute Challenge match.
CHARLES MARTEL savagely defeated URMAR in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
VICTOR overpowered HR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
PANDERA PAX overpowered ARABIAN KNIGHT in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
PETRONIUS overcame LUKE WAYFARE in a action packed 1 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
ST JOE STRUMMER was beaten by HECTOR in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
ANNA HIPPOLYTE overpowered ASSERIUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
EL CID overpowered NUMITOR in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ORIGAMI assassinated DJUNA BARNES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TING-TING overpowered BOOK MARK in a 1 minute uneven bout.
AZAGHAL savagely defeated LIMP IN in a popular 2 minute bloody expert's contest.
AUGUST demolished FIMNAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ELTHOR was overpowered by A.E. HOUSMAN in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
KID CHARLEMAGNE savagely defeated NYDERAWYN in a 2 minute brutal master's match.
CHUPUCASUPERIOR vanquished VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BERSERKER was vanquished by BOWTIE BOB in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CTUCHIK was luckily beaten by SUPERIORBANE in a 4 minute expert's competition.
BRIARSMILE murdered BIG NOG in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CLASSIC NAPALM was bested by PRONATE in a 1 minute match.
HEINRIK was handily defeated by MARCO POLO in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
NARYAK overpowered SHAVIOLA in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MACEO handily defeated ZOG CORNERSTONE in a exciting 6 minute brutal mismatched melee.
MADDENED MEERKAT overpowered SUPVSR in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
DOPPLEGANGER was unbelievably bested by ARCHON in a popular 3 minute gruesome bout.
FIDGET defeated GLAUCUS in a action packed 2 minute competition.
JAKLAK outlasted BENGALI in a tiresome 15 minute brutal amateur's match.
ANGRY SALAD was demolished by BIG BONES BILLIE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HOLY SHIITAKE handily defeated VIKING WARLORD in a 3 minute brutal mismatched contest.
GRAHAM GREENE unbelievably bested PORCUPAIN in a 3 minute bloody novice's battle.
CHILI SUPERIOR was outlasted by ANGEROO in a monotonous 9 minute novice's brawl.
LUHAN bested FLACCUS in a popular 5 minute gruesome novice's brawl.
DICTATOR EXEC devastated CREASE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE RIGHT HAND was devastated by CONVICTED THIEF 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                 20         TOTAL PARRY       95 -  65 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     17         AIMED BLOW        49 -  35 -  2      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         WALL OF STEEL     55 -  45 -  2      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-STRIKE      26 -  24 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         PARRY-LUNGE       35 -  36 -  3      49  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         STRIKING ATTACK  104 - 114 -  7      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  20 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  48 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  75 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         BASHING ATTACK    43 -  75 -  4      36  |

Turn 100 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     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  6         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY       11 -  6     AIMED BLOW         4 -  6         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  4     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  6         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    8 - 12         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      4 -  8         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      EVELYN WAUGH 1070          25  14  1  118 LITERATE LOONS (40)
BASHING ATTACK   DUCHESS OF ERAT 1234       15  12  0  113 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
LUNGING ATTACK   TING-TING 776              18   7  0  109 FUCHI OWNED (54)
SLASHING ATTACK  FAN ZHEN 1288              11   5  1  105 DARQUE AGES (29)
AIMED BLOW       A.E. HOUSMAN 1306          11   5  0   99 LITERATE LOONS (40)
TOTAL PARRY      KISS MY GRITS 1252         18   7  0   97 OTTO'S DINER (96)
WALL OF STEEL    GOULASH 1215               17  12  0   91 OTTO'S DINER (96)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MACEO 928                   8   7  0   53 FUCHI OWNED (54)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARCO POLO 1375             7   0  0   49 DARQUE AGES (29)
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 ONYB ENGLVAR 
1215, MACEO 928, CARIEC TOM 984, PUNT 1366, and AZAGHAL 1223.

The least popular fighter this week was KISS MY GRITS 1252.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230, BENGALI 1458, JAKLAK 1430, LIAM 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


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


                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

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last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
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it and that we will see you there!