DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/12/2011    Duedate: 01/25/2011

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-105

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BERSERKER
MONSTER MANUAL (87)
(81-1047) [18-24-2,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELTHOR                         TYGER
CLAN LONGBEARD (39)            PAPER TIGERS (114)
(81-1237) [21-11-0,144]        (81-1421) [3-6-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CARIEC TOM                     PANDERA PAX
LA PENTARCHIE (11)             ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
(81-984) [24-26-2,117]         (81-1406) [4-5-0,22]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OTTO'S DINER (96)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUCHI OWNED (54)            50
2. PHILANTHROPISTS (85)        36      CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
3. WARMASTERS (15)             33      Unchartered Team
4. THE RED BLADES (88)         33
5. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         31      O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)      127  82  5 60.8   1/ 2 OTTO'S DINER (96)        13  2 0
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       301 219  9 57.9   2/ 5 THE RED BLADES (88)      10  5 1
 3/ 3 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     187 138 10 57.5   3/ 3 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     10  5 0
 4- 4 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  71  54  0 56.8   4/ 4 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      10  5 0
 5/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    291 230  9 55.9   5/ 1 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)      10  5 0
 6- 7 DARQUE AGES (29)         230 184  9 55.6   6/ 7 WARMASTERS (15)           9  6 1
 7/ 5 SUMMERBORN (104)          85  69  4 55.2   7/15 LITERATE LOONS (40)       8  7 1
 8/ 9 WARMASTERS (15)          269 249 22 51.9   8/10 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       8  7 0
 9/ 8 RODENT CLAN (37)         192 180 11 51.6   9/21 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      7  3 1
10/10 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      268 256 13 51.1  10/12 FAR TRAVELERS (113)       7  7 1
11/11 FUCHI OWNED (54)         168 161  7 51.1  11/16 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      7  8 0
12/12 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     253 244 12 50.9  12/13 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     7  8 0
13/13 JUNGLELAND (103)          84  83  1 50.3  13/ 9 JUNGLELAND (103)          7  8 0
14/17 THE MONSANTIS (112)       34  36  2 48.6  14/18 FURRY FURY (25)           6  9 1
15/15 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      89  96  2 48.1  15/ 6 SUMMERBORN (104)          6  9 1
16/14 OTTO'S DINER (96)        101 109  2 48.1  16/22 THE MONSANTIS (112)       6  9 1
17-16 CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     32  35  0 47.8  17-17 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       5  5 0
18/18 LITERATE LOONS (40)      247 276 11 47.2  18/20 RODENT CLAN (37)          5 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 THE RED BLADES (88)      113 127  6 47.1  19/14 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        5 10 0
20/20 FURRY FURY (25)          136 164  7 45.3  20-11 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  4  1 0
21/21 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      111 134  4 45.3  21/26 FUCHI OWNED (54)          4  6 1
22/23 FAR TRAVELERS (113)       26  42  3 38.2  22- 8 DARQUE AGES (29)          4  6 0
23-24 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       34  60  1 36.2  23-19 CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     4  6 0
24/25 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       27  58  4 31.8  24/24*O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)     3  7 0
25/22*O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)      3   7  0 30.0  25/25 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       2  8 0
26/26*PAPER TIGERS (114)         8  21  1 27.6  26/27*PAPER TIGERS (114)        1  5 0
27-27*BUBBA'S 23RD ARMY (117)    3  12  0 20.0  27-23*BUBBA'S 23RD ARMY (117)   1  9 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

(Events which took place in the Warmaster ludus just prior to turn 100)

     As Lutherius approached the gates to his former ludus, he was filled with mixed
emotions.  Initially, a feeling of apprehension tightly griped his guts as he stared
upon the place he had been forced to live and train as a gladiator for so long.  That
feeling was soon slowly replaced by a feeling of pride.  He had not only survived his
time there, but thrived!  As was the manager of the Warmasters way, Vanek had kept
his word and granted him his freedom upon receiving his graduation notice from the
gladiatorial commission.  As he slowly rubbed the brand on his left forearm that had
previously marked him as a gladiator of the Warmasters, he thought back to his first
day here when he had been brought in wearing shackles and thrown down to his knees
before his new master along with the other new recruits.  He remembered Vanek's words
as clearly today as when he had first heard them.  "Men, there are but two ways to
leave this place, as a corpse or as a free man.  The choice is yours.  Train hard,
fight harder, and bring respect and pride to this ludus, and you shall be rewarded
with freedom upon your graduation.  That is my promise to you!"
     Initially Lutherius hadn't believed it' soon, though, the dream had become
reality for him.  After attaining the title of Duelmaster for 2 consecutive turns, he
had received his graduation notice and with it, his freedom.  Freedom had never
tasted so sweet, even in his dreams.  Upon his release, he was surprised to discover
that his immense popularity in the arena carried with him out of it as well.  Along
with his celebrity status came more wealth than he had thought possible for a former
slave.  Now the finest foods, wines, and women were his!  It was truly a blessing.
     Snapping back to the present, Lutherius realized that he had been momentarily
day dreaming and hadn't even noticed that he was now standing before the two sentries
at the front gate.  As they stared at him, he cleared his throat and announced, "I am
Lutherius and have come at Vanek's request."  One of the guards nodded and stated
"Please follow me sir," as he turned and opened the gate for him.  Lutherius tried to
cover his surprise.  Once these very men had been his captors and now they were
addressing him as "sir!"  He still had a hard time believing it.  Instead, he merely
grunted and stepped in line behind the guard as he was led to Vanek's private study.
He still thought to himself how weird it felt to walk these halls without manacles or
several heavily armed men to escort him.  Soon his musings came to an abrupt end as
the guard approached a large wooden door flanked on either side by two more armed
guards.  At a word from his escort, one of the other guards knocked loudly upon the
door and announced, "Lutherius here to see you, Dominus."  Moments later a response
of, "show him in," was heard.
     Lutherius was ushered in.  Standing behind the large wooden desk, Vanek stood
with his back to them as he gazed out the window over the Shadowspire landscape.
Upon turning, Vanek flashed Lutherius a warm smile.  "It is good to see you again,
Lutherius.  Please be seated.  Would you care for any wine?"
     As he sat down in the cushioned chair across from the large desk he replied,
"Yes, thank you."
     "You look good and appear to be doing very well for yourself," Vanek said as he
poured red wine from a crystal decanter into two polished metal cups.  Handing one to
Lutherius, he took his own seat behind the desk and took a long pull from his own
cup.
     "Thank you, Dominus.  Being a free man seems to agree with me," he responded
with a smile.
     "So it does, so it does.  And you may dispense with the Dominus.  I am no longer
your master."  Vanek let his words trail off briefly as he gazed at the handsome
young former gladiator seated before him.  "You have no idea why I've asked you here,
do you?"
     Taking a moment to think it over, Lutherius finally returned, "No, I guess I
really don't."
     Vanek smiled at as he took another pull from his cup.  "I have a business
proposition for you.  As I am sure you are fully aware with all the buzz going on
here in town, Shadowspire will reach the 100 turn mark with the next cycle of fights.
Corwin has done well as this stables gladiator trainer, but he is growing old and I
feel it is time to bring in some new blood, and with it, a new attitude.  I would
like to offer you the position."
     Lutherius sat in stunned silence for several moments before asking, "Why me?"
     "Simple.  When you were a warrior for the Warmasters, you were feared for your
ruthless determination and efficiency.  I always admired that."  After another 
mouthful of wine, Vanek set his cup down and continued, "Besides, I have some very
promising young warriors who are currently under performing.  One of them in
particular reminds me a lot of you when you first started fighting and I figured you
could help him reach his full potential."
     Lutherius scratched at the stubble on his chin as he considered before finally
asking, "And what is this new attitude you want brought to the team?"
     Vanek leaned forward in his chair as he rested his elbows on the desk.  "I want
you to instill a killer's instinct into the men's heads.  I want more blood!"
     Lutherius was unable to keep the surprised look from his face.  As soon as Vanek
noticed it he asked, "Does that surprise you?"
     "Yes, Dominus... err, Vanek.  I know that the Warmasters have the arena's
highest kill count by a large margin, but that goes against what you have always
preached.  Despite that high kill count, you always tried to pound into our heads not
to try and kill our opponents.  You said it brought unwanted bloodfeuds, which would
hurt the team record and always reminded us that a defeated warrior was always best
left alive to defeat again.  Why the change in philosophy?"
     Vanek drew in a deep breath as he leaned back into his chair.  As he looked at
Lutherius he smiled ever so slightly.  "You are correct, I did always try and pound
that into your head's, didn't I?  Despite my objections though, the kill count still
rose and with it a healthy by product.  As our reputation as killers grew, so did the
respect from the other managers.  We weren't challenged as often and were free to get
more of our own challenges through.  Recently, our killing ways have slowed down and
in that time a few managers looking to make names for themselves have begun to target
our ludus.  At first it was a minor inconvenience.  Then after they got a small taste
of success, they began to grow bolder and make more challenges.  It is time to rein
them in and the only way to do so is to not only beat them, but begin killing off
their prized warriors.  Eventually they will decide to look elsewhere for easier
targets."
     Lutherius shrugged as he said, "I guess I can't argue with your logic."
     "Then if you have no objections, let us speak of compensation."
     Now it was Lutherius' turn to smile.  "Very well."
     "First, let us drink to our future successes!" Vanek said as he abruptly stood
up and retrieved the wine decanter.  After refilling both cups, he raised his in a
toast.  "Here's to making the Warmasters the most avoided team in Shadowspire!  May
life and luck always be ours and death to those who oppose us!"

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     After Lutherius left, Vanek stood up and returned to the window.  As he
continued to stare out at the arena in the distance, he grinned.  Yes, the addition
of Lutherius would likely help motivate the men.  Couple that with the promise of
extra rations and a few conjugal visits for the winning warriors and he expected to
see immediate results.  That should do the trick, he thought.  Excitement began to
fill him as he imagined his team's kill count begin to soar with the deaths of his
enemies warriors.  With a sigh of satisfaction, he sank back into his overstuffed
chair and began to look over the Shadowspire warrior standings.  He'd have to pick
his challenges carefully to look for the best match ups to exploit.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail Shadowspire, Crown Jewel of the Freeblade Empire!

     By Krom's Eye, it has been a long journey to the top of this arena.  By my count
I have fought 41 battles here, that's over a year and a half...how time flies when
you get to pound heads for a living.
     Congratulations to I Kid Charlemagne on his invite and I hope he gets feeling
back in his arm before he fights in ADM.  I pulled a weapon switch and was able to
exact my revenge from his last beating of me.
     Thanks, Xorn, for acting as my wingman by taking that lambasting from Elthor,
letting me get my shot at the throne.  Let's see if I can keep it warm for another
turn, my challenge goes out to Kiss My Grits as we have a history.

                                                        Duelmaster Berserker

                                      SPY REPORT

     I love this arena!  Fifty-four fights, and each one will have been examined
closely by two separate managers.  Nobody coasting.  Only one standby out there, and
with an odd number of gladiators on the sands, that's unavoidable.  Thirty-two
challenges, more than half the fights; one of them was a bloodfeud challenge.
Personals, duelmaster's column, a spotlight.  Is this a diamond among arenas, or
what?  The tourney managers in the other arenas can eat their hearts out, they can't
match this.  And Shadowspire runs fights every two weeks, whereas tourneys only run
fights every three months.
     Hmm, noted by the regular spy reporter, Alarond the Scribe, I see that Otto's
Diner grabbed off top team from Capital Cartel.  This works, gotta keep stuff stirred
up at the top.  And at the bottom and in the middle.  Movement, that's the key to
keeping this arena strong.  Somebody's buying drinks at the Swinging Aardvark... nah,
I don't believe it.  Anyone knows that aardvarks don't swing.  Very staid and
conventional, aardvarks.  The drinks... maybe, but not at any place with a name like
that.  The Warmasters have gone 4-1-0 today, good work.  As Alarond says (and even a
regularly scheduled spy reporter can be wise once in a while), "You never know where
this kind of thing can lead."  Briarsmile had the biggest point gain, twenty-four
points.  August had the biggest loss at eighting points.  Same fight, guess who won
and who lost?
     Of Wolf and Man was most avoided by Rodent Clan.  Now, if the team was "Of Cat
and Man," I could see the Rodents avoiding, but wolves?  Well, maybe they know
something I don't.  Wouldn't be hard.  Most challenged was Patroclus, more challenges
than the duelmaster, as the saying goes.  Since the duelmaster fought on his own
challenge, that probably wasn't hard.
     Now, a few details of the fights, writing as fast as I can before some
Commission flunky comes and rips the paper out of my hands.  Ah... fifty-four fights
with one standby, thirty-two challenges with one bloodfeud, three deaths, a fourth
one in the dark arena.

     POLYDAMAS (81-1506) (0-0-0,0) of ARCHAIC CHAOS fought OAKHURST (81-1509) (0-0-
0,0) of THE MONSANTIS.  POLYDAMAS was bested by OAKHURST in a 2 minute novice's
battle.  Oakhurst fell on Polydamas like, ah, a bunch of oaks.  Heavy stuff, oaks.
     ZIGGY PIKE (81-1487) (0-2-0,2) of DRAGONBANE GUILD fought OZYMADIAS NIX (81-
1507) (0-0-0,0) of THE RED BLADES.  ZIGGY PIKE was devastated by OZYMADIAS NIX in a 2
minute one-sided conflict.  That's gotta be embarrassing for Ziggy.  Do we look for
him in the Dark Arena two weeks from now?
     TURIN (81-1486) (2-0-0,16) of DRAGONBANE GUILD fought AMERICAN MOUSCLE (81-1505)
(0-0-0,0) of RODENT CLAN.  TURIN demolished AMERICAN MOUSCLE in a crowd pleasing 1
minute one-sided fight.  It's a hard life being a mouse, I just did for one of the
cute little critters myself.
     WALKER PERCY (81-1474) (2-1-0,10) of LITERATE LOONS fought STALKING STUFFR (81-
1493) (0-1-0,2) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS.  WALKER PERCY was savagely defeated by STALKING
STUFFR in a 3 minute novice's conflict.  Beat him down with lumps of coal, Stalking
did.  Great name, by the way.
     BENEDICT (81-1470) (1-2-0,5) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought HAROLD ANGEL (81-1494)
(0-1-0,1) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS.  BENEDICT handily defeated HAROLD ANGEL in a 1 minute
one-sided duel.  Tough luck, Harold.  Maybe you need a new image?  How about... Hank?
Or at least Harry.  Make you sound tougher, and that would make you FEEL tougher.
You have to pay attention to this stuff.
     FLACCUS (81-1455) (0-5-0,5) of WARMASTERS fought CREIDDY LAD (81-1484) (2-0-
0,17) of SUMMERBORN.  FLACCUS overcame CREIDDY LAD in a 1 minute bout.  About time,
and this MAY have saved Flaccus from death in the dark.

     TYGER (81-1421) (2-6-0,12) of PAPER TIGERS fought JINGLEBELL ROCK (81-1496) (0-
1-0,1) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS.  TYGER savagely defeated JINGLEBELL ROCK in a tiring 5
minute gory duel.  I never did care for that jingly stuff, you know.  Got on the
nerves fast and stayed there.
     PETRONIUS (81-1434) (3-3-2,23) of WARMASTERS fought VERMINOTAUR (81-1485) (2-0-
0,13) of RODENT CLAN.  PETRONIUS demolished VERMINOTAUR in a 4 minute brutal one-
sided match.  What is this Verminotaur, a mouse with horns?  Sounds dangerous.
     ST JOE STRUMMER (81-1439) (1-4-0,7) of SUMMERBORN fought EYE (81-1419) (2-6-
0,12) of PAPER TIGERS.  ST JOE STRUMMER viciously subdued EYE in a 2 minute bloody
melee.  Blindered it?
     URMAR (81-1373) (5-8-0,29) of FAR TRAVELERS fought BIG BONES BILLIE (81-1442)
(3-3-0,18) of JUNGLELAND.  URMAR was savagely defeated by BIG BONES BILLIE in a 2
minute brutal brawl.  Beaten by the bones, I'm sure.  And if you've been paying
attention, you're sure, too:  those are REALLY BIG bones he's carrying around.  I
think one is a femur, but I'm not gonna guess on the others.  A Shew's femur.
     LIGDISH BANG (81-983) (10-20-0,50) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought FRATSFA SLAVE (81-
7) (0-0-0,36) of the Odd Job Men.  LIGDISH BANG handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1
minute mismatched duel.  Our sole standby match, and the Fratsfa Slave was, as usual,
a total wuss.
     LUKE WAYFARE (81-1413) (4-5-0,34) of THE RED BLADES fought CHINGACHGOOK (81-
1371) (3-10-1,29) of FAR TRAVELERS.  LUKE WAYFARE bested CHINGACHGOOK in a 1 minute
match.  I've got an idea Chingachgook would do better shooting arrows from ambush,
which the arena doesn't allow for.  Am I right?

     SHILLELAGH TOR (81-1294) (10-12-0,42) of THE RED BLADES fought JAKLAK (81-1430)
(4-3-0,24) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  SHILLELAGH TOR savagely defeated JAKLAK in an action
packed 3 minute gruesome battle.  It was one of those fights that makes your eyes
pop:  Tor grabbed Jaklak by the beard--more than once--and just threw him all over
the arena.  Handfuls of beard were torn from their moorings.  Or should that be
mourings?  It might've been mournings, anyway.  This kind of thing is HARD on a
beard.
     '71 MACH ONE (81-952) (9-3-0,58) of AMERICAN MUSCLE fought ZOG CORNERSTONE (81-
1319) (10-9-0,39) of LA PENTARCHIE.  '71 MACH ONE savagely defeated ZOG CORNERSTONE
in a 3 minute competition.  Flattened him with the sonic boom, no doubt.  It
flattened me!  Knocked my hot cider over, too.
     VICTOR (81-1369) (7-6-0,57) of WARMASTERS fought GUTTER BALL (81-1361) (10-4-
0,38) of CAPITAL CARTEL.  VICTOR savagely defeated GUTTER BALL in a popular 2 minute
bloody duel.  Yeah!  Into the gutter with that dude!  With a name like Victor, how
can he lose?
     CICERO (81-1266) (14-9-0,62) of WARMASTERS fought DOPPLEGANGER (81-1382) (8-4-
0,54) of MONSTER MANUAL.  CICERO subdued DOPPLEGANGER in a popular 3 minute duel.
What, both of them?  Impressive.
     PIT FIEND (81-1344) (10-5-1,76) of MONSTER MANUAL fought CYRIL WYRMSLAYER (81-
1267) (13-11-1,74) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  PIT FIEND was demolished by CYRIL WYRMSLAYER
in a 1 minute mismatched match.  Odd, I didn't realize Pit Fiend was a wyrm.  More of
a demon-type, I would have said.  Of course, he wasn't slain, so that may be the
explanation.

     LIMP IN (81-1057) (22-19-0,90) of CAPITAL CARTEL fought FIMNAR (81-1053) (19-25-
1,83) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  LIMP IN outlasted FIMNAR in an action packed 13 minute gory 
veteran's struggle.  We did send out the lions after the tenth minute, well, one
lion, but the poor beast got tangled up in Fimnar's beard.  A secret weapon, it
seems.  And then Limpy tripped over him and landed on Fimnar, ending the fight.
     AUGUST (81-1212) (20-10-1,99) of SUMMERBORN fought BRIARSMILE (81-944) (15-17-
2,84) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  AUGUST was devastated by BRIARSMILE in a crowd pleasing 1
minute one-sided duel.  This was the fight that led to the greatest movement in
recognition.
     CARIEC TOM (81-984) (23-26-2,108) of LA PENTARCHIE fought ONYB ENGLVAR (81-903)
(18-17-0,94) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  CARIEC TOM overpowered ONYB ENGLVAR in a 1 minute
one-sided fray.  Fast and straight-forward.  There are many good points about fights
like that, but not much to be said about them.
     CLASSIC NAPALM (81-1262) (13-12-0,93) of LA PENTARCHIE fought BOBBY JEAN (81-
1197) (18-15-0,79) of JUNGLELAND.  CLASSIC NAPALM was overpowered by BOBBY JEAN in a
1 minute one-sided bout.  Ah, but you know what They say about classics:  They're
only classic until something better comes along.  Well, someone says it, though I'm
not sure it's They.
     ZEVRAN (81-1258) (15-12-1,96) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought NARYAK (81-1296) (13-9-
1,98) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  ZEVRAN was overpowered by NARYAK in a 1 minute one-sided
match.  The battle of the crisp names?  These guys should be in an adventure, they've
got the names for it.

And now, the challenge matches!
     HIPPODAMEIA (81-1468) (1-1-1,23) of ARCHAIC CHAOS challenged PUNT (81-1366) (5-
8-0,28) of CAPITAL CARTEL.  Up 5.  HIPPODAMEIA was overpowered by PUNT in a popular 1
minute uneven Challenge duel.  A bold challenge on the lady's part, I hesitate to
call her "Hippo" in a familiar way--she might hit me!  Still, good nerve on that
girl.
     SILENT KNIGHT (81-1497) (1-0-0,10) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS challenged GRAHAM GREENE
(81-1435) (3-3-0,12) of LITERATE LOONS.  Up 2.  SILENT KNIGHT lost to GRAHAM GREENE
in a popular 1 minute Challenge bout.  It would probably help if the Knight had
talked a little, engaged Greene in distracting conversation, that kind of thing.  At
the least, it might've drawn out the fight a little.
     SQUASHAPILLAR (81-1478) (1-2-1,19) of FURRY FURY challenged FIDGET (81-1403) (5-
5-0,20) of LA PENTARCHIE.  Up 1.  SQUASHAPILLAR was handily defeated by FIDGET in a 1
minute mismatched Challenge bout.  Actually, I believe the season for woolly worms
passed with the arrival of the sixth inch of snow.
     RATURDAY KNIGHT (81-1440) (3-1-0,16) of RODENT CLAN challenged LUHAN (81-1441)
(5-1-0,17) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Up 1.  RATURDAY KNIGHT slimly won victory over LUHAN
in a 2 minute Challenge bout.  I can see that this is the arena of cautious
challenges, and I can understand why.  Dangerous and terminally lethal people,
gladiators, especially in Shadowspire where the Dead Tourney is not an option.
     TOM WOLFE (81-1467) (1-3-0,11) of LITERATE LOONS challenged GLAUCUS (81-1446)
(2-2-0,16) of ARCHAIC CHAOS.  Up 5.  TOM WOLFE murdered GLAUCUS in a 2 minute
gruesome one-sided Challenge melee.  Murder... this implies some non-arena contact
between these two, some hidden grudge, perhaps.  It gives one to think.

     SNACKPACK (81-1466) (1-2-0,5) of FUCHI OWNED challenged THE RIGHT HAND (81-1456)
(1-3-0,12) of SUMMERBORN.  Up 7.  SNACKPACK overpowered THE RIGHT HAND in a popular 1
minute one-sided Challenge duel.  I have that problem.  Doesn't matter for me,
though, whether the snack pack is near my right hand or my left.
     WEE TREE KING (81-1495) (1-0-0,5) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS challenged TIAMAT (81-1504)
(1-0-0,11) of MONSTER MANUAL.  Up 6.  WEE TREE KING was defeated by TIAMAT in a 4
minute novice's Challenge duel.  If I was Tiamat, I'd be annoyed.  She was a goddess,
after all, and now she's just... a monster.  How the mighty are fallen.
     PORCUPAIN (81-1453) (1-4-1,8) of FURRY FURY challenged ISIS BLOODSTONE (81-1475)
(2-1-0,11) of THE RED BLADES.  Up 3.  PORCUPAIN was defeated by ISIS BLOODSTONE in a
popular 1 minute Challenge match.  Probably Porcupain's quills froze.  That kind of
thing happens in the winter.  Ice build-up in the fur, slowed reactions, fogged
vision, it can get deadly.
     ANGEROO (81-1452) (4-1-0,17) of FURRY FURY challenged BANK SHOT (81-1471) (3-0-
0,20) of CAPITAL CARTEL.  Up 3.  ANGEROO viciously subdued BANK SHOT in a dull 10
minute bloody Challenge duel.  Barely ended this one in time to avoid the lion,
though I must say the beast was looking dubious and unwilling anyway.  All that
jumping and kicking.
     ROUNDUP (81-1388) (3-4-0,23) of THE MONSANTIS challenged TITINIUS (81-1492) (0-
1-0,1) of WARMASTERS.  Ooooh, down 22.  Input error or the start of a feud?
Actually, it probably doesn't matter.  Feud regardless, I betcha.  And, because the
classic Underdog Wins are rare, ROUNDUP vanquished TITINIUS in a 1 minute one-sided
Challenge match.

     HANA (81-1370) (5-8-1,31) of FAR TRAVELERS challenged SUICIDE SEED (81-1402) (3-
3-2,39) of THE MONSANTIS.  Up 8.  HANA devastated SUICIDE SEED in a 1 minute one-
sided Challenge bout.  How do you devastate someone suicidal, make them immortal?
     ARCHON (81-1390) (7-4-0,25) of OF WOLF AND MAN challenged PANDERA PAX (81-1406)
(4-4-0,31) of ARCHAIC CHAOS.  Up 6.  ARCHON overpowered PANDERA PAX in a 5 minute
mismatched Challenge fight.  Dangerous fighters, these Wolfs, or maybe it's the Mans.
     SISI BA-NETERU (81-1488) (2-0-1,28) of THE RED BLADES challenged JOHN F QUEENY
(81-1429) (3-0-0,31) of THE MONSANTIS.  Up 3.  SISI BA-NETERU subdued JOHN F QUEENY
in a 1 minute novice's Challenge bout.  And was Sisi's blade red at the end of the
fight?  Yes.
     PIZZARRHEA (81-1348) (9-6-0,55) of OTTO'S DINER challenged BOWTIE BOB (81-930)
(10-8-0,55) of FUCHI OWNED.  Straight across.  PIZZARRHEA devastated BOWTIE BOB in a
1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Ah, that's pizza for you.  Can't be trusted.
     JAGER VON DRACHEN (81-1341) (10-6-0,54) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged '69
FAIRLANE COBRA (81-1007) (6-2-1,56) of AMERICAN MUSCLE.  Up 2.  JAGER VON DRACHEN was
overpowered by '69 FAIRLANE COBRA in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.  Run down,
flattened, but not, fortunately for him, totaled.  It isn't everybody who can teka a
square hit from a Fairlane Cobra and come out of it alive and cursing.

     ALEKSANDR (81-1372) (8-5-1,36) of FAR TRAVELERS challenged HOLY SHIITAKE (81-
1433) (5-1-0,38) of OTTO'S DINER.  Up 2.  ALEKSANDR won victory over HOLY SHIITAKE in
a 2 minute Challenge fray.  Shoulda been chocolate.  With nuts.  And maybe a cherry.
That's the kind of a shiitake that rings the bell.
     MADAM MARIE (81-1356) (10-5-0,46) of JUNGLELAND challenged HEINRIK (81-1257)
(11-17-1,56) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  Up 10.  MADAM MARIE was savagely defeated by HEINRIK
in a popular 2 minute Challenge duel.  There are some tough, gutsy ladies in this
town, and some tough guys willing to spill those gutsies on the sands.
     ANGRY SALAD (81-1432) (4-2-0,45) of OTTO'S DINER challenged PATROCLUS (81-1410)
(6-1-1,49) of ARCHAIC CHAOS.  Up 4.  ANGRY SALAD viciously subdued PATROCLUS in a
crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge bout.  I believe it.  Probably had mustard greens
in it.  And onion.
     '66 CORVETTE (81-1036) (4-2-1,41) of AMERICAN MUSCLE challenged RATLING GUN (81-
1389) (5-3-1,39) of RODENT CLAN.  Down 2.  '66 CORVETTE killed RATLING GUN in a 1
minute Challenge match.  Oops!  That's going to cause comment.  The second death.
     MAGIC RAT (81-1317) (11-9-0,64) of JUNGLELAND challenged VIRGINIA WOOLF (81-
1263) (7-18-1,66) of LITERATE LOONS.  Up 2.  MAGIC RAT was bested by VIRGINIA WOOLF
in a 1 minute master's Challenge conflict.  What is it with rats and wolfs here?
Gives me a strange notion of the ecology of this place.

     MADDENED MEERKAT (81-1134) (11-25-0,58) of FURRY FURY challenged SHAVIOLA (81-
1322) (13-6-0,70) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Up 12.  MADDENED MEERKAT was luckily beaten by
SHAVIOLA in a 2 minute Challenge match.  If this was luck, what does that say about
Shaviola?  (A furry African violet type, perhaps?)  Or, of course, the Meerkat, who
is obviously more dangerous than one might think.
     MACEO (81-928) (9-9-0,59) of FUCHI OWNED challenged HYPOGEE BLEVE (81-1364) (7-
7-0,62) of LA PENTARCHIE.  Up 3.  MACEO killed HYPOGEE BLEVE in a 2 minute Challenge
fight.  Third death.  Well, nobody said gladiating was a safe occupation.  That's why
I'm up here just writing about it!
     MICE AND DICE (81-1247) (10-3-1,82) of RODENT CLAN challenged GOULASH (81-1215)
(20-13-0,115) of OTTO'S DINER.  Up 33?  Something like that.  MICE AND DICE was
beaten by GOULASH in a 2 minute Challenge melee.  This one surprises me.  The mice in
MY kitchen seem to thrive on goulash.
     XORN (81-1015) (23-20-0,89) of MONSTER MANUAL challenged BLUE MARBLE (81-1030)
(24-21-0,102) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Up 13.  XORN savagely defeated BLUE MARBLE in a
slow 23 minute gory expert's Challenge duel.  Looks to me like a case of "beating
your head against a stone wall."  Marble's a stone.  Even the lion was bored.
     OUTLAW PETE (81-1200) (23-10-0,79) of JUNGLELAND challenged SINISTER SNOOPY (81-
1069) (16-23-0,83) of FURRY FURY.  Up 4.  OUTLAW PETE was vanquished by SINISTER
SNOOPY in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.  A fit match, if you ask me.  These two
deserved each other.

     TING-TING (81-776) (19-9-0,84) of FUCHI OWNED challenged NYDERAWYN (81-1046)
(13-12-0,87) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Up 3.  TING-TING handily defeated NYDERAWYN in a 1
minute uneven Challenge fight.  Yeah, I can get that, the "ting-ting" thing frazzles
me, too.
     '08 CHALLENGER (81-920) (9-5-1,85) of AMERICAN MUSCLE challenged A.E. HOUSMAN
(81-1306) (13-7-1,104) of LITERATE LOONS.  Up 19.  '08 CHALLENGER bested A.E. HOUSMAN
in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.  These cars are a menace on the roads,
and on the sands as well.
     ELILAD (81-1055) (15-9-0,67) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged '68 ROAD RUNNER (81-
747) (18-8-0,90) of AMERICAN MUSCLE.  Up 23.  ELILAD subdued '68 ROAD RUNNER in a 1
minute master's Challenge competition.  Just call Elilad "Coyote."
     PRONATE (81-1320) (14-5-1,122) of CAPITAL CARTEL challenged ELTHOR (81-1237)
(20-11-0,133) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  Up 11.  PRONATE was bested by ELTHOR in a popular 1
minute Challenge fight.  Good thing we're so near the end, I'm runnout out of quips
and mots.

The Dark Arena fight:
     BRUTUS (81-1508) (0-0-0,0) of FUCHI OWNED DA challenged ARENAMASTER (81-23) (0-
0-0,100) of DARK ARENA.  BRUTUS was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a 2 minute bloody
Dark Arena fight.  Arenamaster Jame Rinvar says it was NOT a murder, it was a mercy
killing, and not a moment too soon.  Make of that what you will.

The formal bloodfeud fight:
     LIFE PATENT (81-1340) (6-6-0,33) of THE MONSANTIS bloodfeuded VACA (81-1210)
(17-13-1,89) of SUMMERBORN.  Up 56.  LIFE PATENT vanquished VACA in a 1 minute uneven
Bloodfeud battle.  Surprising, when you look at the numbers, and satisfying to the
Monsantis I have no doubt.

For the title:
     BERSERKER (81-1047) (17-24-2,122) of MONSTER MANUAL challenged KISS MY GRITS
(81-1252) (20-9-0,96) of OTTO'S DINER.  Down 26, but doesn't he get a pass on that,
being the duelmaster?  BERSERKER demolished KISS MY GRITS in a 2 minute bloody uneven
Challenge Title fight.  The surprise here is that it took two minutes to Kiss the
Grits.  Must've been good grits.

                                       Larkin

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERSERKER 1047               18  24  2   138       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELTHOR 1237                  21  11  0   144       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-CHUPUCASUPERIOR 1229         19   6  0   142       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 GOULASH 1215                 21  13  0   120       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 CARIEC TOM 984               24  26  2   117       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 NARYAK 1296                  14   9  1   109       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BRIARSMILE 944               16  17  2   108       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
-FAN ZHEN 1288                13   7  1   102       DARQUE AGES (29)
 '08 CHALLENGER 920           10   5  1   102       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 SINISTER SNOOPY 1069         17  23  0   100       FURRY FURY (25)
 XORN 1015                    24  20  0    99       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TING-TING 776                20   9  0    98       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 PRONATE 1320                 14   6  1    98       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 BOBBY JEAN 1197              19  15  0    97       JUNGLELAND (103)
 BLUE MARBLE 1030             24  22  0    94       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LIMP IN 1057                 23  19  0    92       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELILAD 1055                  16   9  0    90       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 ZEVRAN 1258                  15  13  1    88       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 CYRIL WYRMSLAYER 1267        14  11  1    88       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 A.E. HOUSMAN 1306            13   8  1    88       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 KISS MY GRITS 1252           20  10  0    87       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 ONYB ENGLVAR 903             18  18  0    86       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 MICE AND DICE 1247           10   4  1    85       RODENT CLAN (37)
 FIMNAR 1053                  19  26  1    84       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 AUGUST 1212                  20  11  1    81       SUMMERBORN (104)
-THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230        17   8  0    81       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 OUTLAW PETE 1200             23  11  0    80       JUNGLELAND (103)
 NYDERAWYN 1046               13  13  0    78       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 CLASSIC NAPALM 1262          13  13  0    77       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747          18   9  0    75       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 MACEO 928                    10   9  1    74       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 SHAVIOLA 1322                14   6  0    73       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263           8  18  1    71       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 CICERO 1266                  15   9  0    67       WARMASTERS (15)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VACA 1210                    17  14  1    66       SUMMERBORN (104)
 PIT FIEND 1344               10   6  1    66       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 PIZZARRHEA 1348              10   6  0    66       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-SUPVSR 1083                   8   5  0    66       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 '69 FAIRLANE COBRA 1007       7   2  1    66       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 HEINRIK 1257                 12  17  1    64       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-SUPERIORBANE 1226            15  10  0    63       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 VICTOR 1369                   8   6  0    63       WARMASTERS (15)
 '71 MACH ONE 952             10   3  0    62       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 MAGIC RAT 1317               11  10  0    60       JUNGLELAND (103)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134        11  26  0    59       FURRY FURY (25)
 ANGRY SALAD 1432              5   2  0    58       OTTO'S DINER (96)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIGDISH BANG 983             11  20  0    56       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 DOPPLEGANGER 1382             8   5  0    56       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 LIFE PATENT 1340              7   6  0    56       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 '66 CORVETTE 1036             5   2  2    54       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 SHILLELAGH TOR 1294          11  12  0    46       THE RED BLADES (88)
 BOWTIE BOB 930               10   9  0    46       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341       10   7  0    46       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-MARCO POLO 1375               9   2  1    45       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ALEKSANDR 1372                9   5  1    45       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 HANA 1370                     6   8  1    45       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 MADAM MARIE 1356             10   6  0    44       JUNGLELAND (103)
 PATROCLUS 1410                6   2  1    43       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
-LIAM O'SUPERIOR 1302         10   6  0    42       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 ZOG CORNERSTONE 1319         10  10  0    41       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-PIOTR COTTONTAIL 1352         6   7  0    41       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 GUTTER BALL 1361             10   5  0    39       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 ARCHON 1390                   8   4  0    38       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 PUNT 1366                     6   8  0    38       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 LUKE WAYFARE 1413             5   5  0    38       THE RED BLADES (88)
-HR 1039                       7   6  0    37       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SISI BA-NETERU 1488           3   0  1    37       THE RED BLADES (88)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLY SHIITAKE 1433            5   2  0    33       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-SMACKY BUNNY 1298             6  13  1    32       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 PETRONIUS 1434                4   3  2    32       WARMASTERS (15)
-CHARLES MARTEL 1346           7   7  0    31       DARQUE AGES (29)
 FIDGET 1403                   6   5  0    30       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BIG BONES BILLIE 1442         4   3  0    30       JUNGLELAND (103)
-OFFICE BRWN NOSER 1114        8   4  0    28       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 ROUNDUP 1388                  4   4  0    28       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 TOM WOLFE 1467                2   3  1    27       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-CEO 1040                      5   9  0    26       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 SUICIDE SEED 1402             3   4  2    25       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 CHINGACHGOOK 1371             3  11  1    25       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 JOHN F QUEENY 1429            3   1  0    25       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 URMAR 1373                    5   9  0    24       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 RATURDAY KNIGHT 1440          4   1  0    24       RODENT CLAN (37)
 JAKLAK 1430                   4   4  0    24       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGEROO 1452                  5   1  0    23       FURRY FURY (25)
-EL CID 1443                   4   2  1    23       DARQUE AGES (29)
 TURIN 1486                    3   0  0    23       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PANDERA PAX 1406              4   5  0    22       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 SNACKPACK 1466                2   2  0    20       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 GRAHAM GREENE 1435            4   3  0    18       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-VELVETEEN 1431                3   2  0    18       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 LUHAN 1441                    5   2  0    17       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 FLACCUS 1455                  1   5  0    17       WARMASTERS (15)
-BUNNY FOO FOO 1476            1   2  0    17       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 ISIS BLOODSTONE 1475          3   1  0    16       THE RED BLADES (88)
-HECTOR 1392                   3   7  0    16       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 ST JOE STRUMMER 1439          2   4  0    16       SUMMERBORN (104)
 TYGER 1421                    3   6  0    15       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 BENEDICT 1470                 2   2  0    15       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 TIAMAT 1504                   2   0  0    15       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-ALP ARSLAN 1473               2   1  0    14       DARQUE AGES (29)
 HIPPODAMEIA 1468              1   2  1    14       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 EYE 1419                      2   7  0    13       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 STALKING STUFFR 1493          1   1  0    13       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 BANK SHOT 1471                3   1  0    11       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 OZYMADIAS NIX 1507            1   0  0    11       THE RED BLADES (88)
 PORCUPAIN 1453                1   5  1     9       FURRY FURY (25)
 SQUASHAPILLAR 1478            1   3  1     9       FURRY FURY (25)
-MR WIGGLES 1477               1   2  0     9       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 WALKER PERCY 1474             2   2  0     8       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 VERMINOTAUR 1485              2   1  0     7       RODENT CLAN (37)
 CREIDDY LAD 1484              2   1  0     7       SUMMERBORN (104)
 THE RIGHT HAND 1456           1   4  0     7       SUMMERBORN (104)
 OAKHURST 1509                 1   0  0     6       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 SILENT KNIGHT 1497            1   1  0     6       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 WEE TREE KING 1495            1   1  0     4       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 ZIGGY PIKE 1487               0   3  0     3       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 TITINIUS 1492                 0   2  0     2       WARMASTERS (15)
 HAROLD ANGEL 1494             0   2  0     2       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 JINGLEBELL ROCK 1496          0   2  0     2       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 POLYDAMAS 1506                0   1  0     1       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 AMERICAN MOUSCLE 1505         0   1  0     1       RODENT CLAN (37)
-CREASE 1459                   0   1  0     1       PAPER TIGERS (114)
-KID SUPERIOMAGNE 1499         0   1  0     1       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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?
GLAUCUS 1446            2  3 0 ARCHAIC CHAOS 111    TOM WOLFE 1467        105   
ALABAMA KUSH 1483       1  1 0 BUBBA'S 23RD ARM 117 SISI BA-NETERU 1488   103   
GRAPE JELLY 1482        2  1 0 BUBBA'S 23RD ARM 117 PETRONIUS 1434        104   
NINJA GURP 1479         0  1 0 BUBBA'S 23RD ARM 117 PETRONIUS 1434        102  REVENGED
SWISH 1469              0  1 0 CAPITAL CARTEL 93    HIPPODAMEIA 1468      101  JUST REVENGED
DICTATOR EXEC 1444      2  1 0 CORPORATE IDIOTS 92  SUICIDE SEED 1402     103  REVENGED
IRN BRU 1393            6  3 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13  MARCO POLO 1375       102   
BRUTUS 1508             0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       ARENAMASTER           105  NONE
HYPOGEE BLEVE 1364      7  8 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     MACEO 928             105   
ORIGAMI 1420            2  3 1 PAPER TIGERS 114     A.E. HOUSMAN 1306     101  NOT REVENGED
BRICK MOUSE 987        19 10 0 RODENT CLAN 37       PRONATE 1320          101  NOT REVENGED
RATLING GUN 1389        5  4 1 RODENT CLAN 37       '66 CORVETTE 1036     105   
CHILI SUPERIOR 1436     0  3 0 SUPERIOR FORCES  106 SQUASHAPILLAR 1478    102  REVENGED
NOTAXESTEXAS 1323       7  6 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    VACA 1210             104  JUST REVENGED
ANNA HIPPOLYTE 1427     2  2 0 THE RED BLADES 88    EL CID 1443           101  REVENGED

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you to a contract.  You will be glad you did. -- Agent, Capital Cartel

The Right Hand -- Perhaps you would be better with your left?  I know coach makes us
practice shots with both hands. -- Bank Shot

Eye -- It is better to try to block me with your hands or body; it can really hurt
when I kick you in the eyeball.  Really. -- Punt

Mice And Dice -- Is that sort of like a rat at the craps table?  Well, rodent, you
rolled snake-eyes. -- Pronate

Pandera Pax -- I just love it when I luckily pick up the spare and win! -- Gutter
Ball (giving the Pax -- peace -- sign)

Hippodameia -- Finally I get to avenge my fallen brother, Swish.  Was it a surprise
coming from so far up, up, up?  Nevertheless, there will be no more bloodfeuds to you
from us.  Welcome back to the arena. -- Limp In (who suckered her all in holding a
Full House)

Outlaw Pete -- I do not really know, but I'd just bet you would win that endurance
award.  Yes, I would.  And, let it be known that we avoid you every chance we get.
Luck at you, Buddy. -- Agent, Capital Cartel

Gentleben -- What interesting new names you have.  I hope the revitalization helps.
-- Agent, Capital Cartel

The Arcane Kid -- Welcome back and thank you for all the kind words.  I hope you
liked yours and The Hippo's Christmas gift surprise.  Yeah, I know; you are taking me
off your Christmas Card list for next year, but I hope you have a happy and
prosperous New Year anyway. -- Agent, Capital Cartel
P.S.  Nice ad!  All us Consortiumites loved it!

What am I doing all the way up here in The Challenger Champions?!  Get me outta here,
Agent, before someone kills me! -- Pronate (feeling a little overwhelmed at the
moment)

Congratulations to Berserker, Monster Manual's fine Duelmaster. -- Agent, Capital
Cartel

Very fine Christmas spots.  Both of them.  Really, really great!  Kudos -- Agent and
Capital Cartel

Happy New Year!!  Started ugly for me though... but... well... we are still standing!
I can't be sure to hit the 300 mark this turn but could be before 2012.  I hope. --
Le Pentarque

Bobby Jean -- I'm just better at avoiding than at anything else. -- Cardiec Tom

Welcome home, Elephant!  I hope you will appreciate the courtesy victory. -- LP

Victor -- Was I a bit sluggish in that one?  Seemed so.  Be sure that I will get the
next one. -- Life Patent

Vaca -- Graduate already!  It's kind of creepy how so many of you old farts linger in
Shadowspire.  Let us kids have some fun.  That was our last original.  If anything
can be done (considering your FE, we cross our fingers) it will be.  Heck, if we're
lucky and since you like it here so much maybe we can make it permanent like it is
for our friend. -- Action

Aleksandr -- Bah! -- Roundup

G. Greene -- Funny that we should come together. -- John F. Queeny

The dead are bogging me down. -- Suicide Seed

Ratling Gun -- You know, if you'd stop trembling in your armor you wouldn't make that
rattling noise.  Just pretend it's all a bad dream. -- Patroclus 

Stalking Stuffr --   FIVE well-placed hits...
                           FOUR skills I needed
                           THREE new scars
                           TWO wins at last
                           And an expert rating just for me!
I thank you. -- Glaucus

Gutterball -- Well, Fat Boy, you wore me down.  Having about twice my FE had to help,
too.  Let's try it again in a few rounds (if you're still around). -- Pandera Pax

Limp In -- Hhhhmmmm... 40 FE to 01... aren't YOU proud?  I made you limp out, anyway,
and I got away with my life and five skills.  I look forward to the next opportunity
to carve up some Cartel. -- Hippodameia

Maceo -- Great fight, it will be interesting to see each others' stats after we
graduate (hopefully).  Look to be pretty close. -- Shaviola

Cyril -- Hrmm, why can't I fight like that all the time? -- Zevran

Verminotaur -- Ugh, you weren't what I thought you were going to be, not that it
would have probably mattered. -- Benedict

Hana -- Nice challenge!  Maybe a few fights more and we can go at it again. -- Luhan

HR -- Not much to say there, good challenge. -- Archon

Berserker -- Congrats on the throne! -- Gentleben

Capital Cartel and Otto's Diner -- Must suck to go 12-3 and not get top team. --
Gentleben

Kid Superiormagne -- I would say nice try but I would be lying. -- Silent Knight

Creiddy Lad -- Mom always said I t'wasn't ta hit girls... -- Jinglebell Rock

Titinius -- When Gentleben told me that you guys Suck, I don't think he meant the way
you fight but the funny thing is it turns out to mean both for you. -- Wee Tree King

Turin -- I am sorry but did say to turin left or right? -- Harold Angel

Glacus -- I guess you learned a thing or two in your first 3 fights. -- Stalking
Stuffer

Bubba's 23rd Army -- I'm sorry to have contributed to your very rocky start here in
Shadowspire.  I hope you're not too discouraged and decide to stick around.  Trust
me, your luck will turn around.  Besides, it can't get any worse can it? -- Vanek,
Manager of Warmasters

Gentleben -- Cool, fresh meat for our feud!  That was very thoughtful of you!  Thank
you. -- Vanek

Kid Charlemagne -- I have never been a big fan of yours, but congratulations none-
the-less on both your graduation and big turn around on your record! -- Vanek

Shillelagh Tor -- Thanks for the kind words. -- Cicero

American Muscle -- Nice to see you back! -- Vanek

Snackpack -- You were delicious, but not very filling.  Send me more. -- Tiamat

Heinrik -- I like to rockout with a little ZZ Top before fighting warriors from your
stable, why is that? -- Pit Fiend
P.S.  I will consume your soul, you will rot in the depths of hell and kneel before
Asmodeus.

Elthor -- The ZZ Top didn't work for me, maybe I'll try a little Charlie Daniels. --
Xorn

Berserker -- Nice job, congrats on the throne.  Your team's first, I think.  Good
luck to you. -- Kid Charlemagne

Liam O -- Looking good. -- Luke

Ziggy -- Bill said, "No way he's a piker."  Right. -- Isis

Alp Arslan -- Nice dance.  I didn't figure I'd get a challenge out last turn. -- Sisi

Jager Von Drachen -- That could have been really ugly if your off hand was actually a
sharp object.  Nicely fought. -- S. Tor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRUTUS was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LIFE PATENT vanquished VACA in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
BERSERKER demolished KISS MY GRITS in a 2 minute bloody uneven Challenge Title fight.
PRONATE was bested by ELTHOR in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
ELILAD subdued '68 ROAD RUNNER in a 1 minute master's Challenge competition.
'08 CHALLENGER bested A.E. HOUSMAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
TING-TING handily defeated NYDERAWYN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
OUTLAW PETE was vanquished by SINISTER SNOOPY in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
XORN savagely defeated BLUE MARBLE in a slow 23 minute gory expert's Challenge duel.
MICE AND DICE was beaten by GOULASH in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
MACEO killed HYPOGEE BLEVE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
MADDENED MEERKAT was luckily beaten by SHAVIOLA in a 2 minute Challenge match.
MAGIC RAT was bested by VIRGINIA WOOLF in a 1 minute master's Challenge conflict.
'66 CORVETTE killed RATLING GUN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
ANGRY SALAD viciously subdued PATROCLUS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge bout.
MADAM MARIE was savagely defeated by HEINRIK in a popular 2 minute Challenge duel.
ALEKSANDR won victory over HOLY SHIITAKE in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
JAGER VON DRACHEN was overpowered by '69 FAIRLANE COBRA in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
PIZZARRHEA devastated BOWTIE BOB in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SISI BA-NETERU subdued JOHN F QUEENY in a 1 minute novice's Challenge bout.
ARCHON overpowered PANDERA PAX in a 5 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HANA devastated SUICIDE SEED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ROUNDUP vanquished TITINIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ANGEROO viciously subdued BANK SHOT in a dull 10 minute bloody Challenge duel.
PORCUPAIN was defeated by ISIS BLOODSTONE in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
WEE TREE KING was defeated by TIAMAT in a 4 minute novice's Challenge duel.
SNACKPACK overpowered THE RIGHT HAND in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TOM WOLFE murdered GLAUCUS in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge melee.
RATURDAY KNIGHT slimly won victory over LUHAN in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
SQUASHAPILLAR was handily defeated by FIDGET in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
SILENT KNIGHT lost to GRAHAM GREENE in a popular 1 minute Challenge bout.
HIPPODAMEIA was overpowered by PUNT in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ZEVRAN was overpowered by NARYAK in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CLASSIC NAPALM was overpowered by BOBBY JEAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CARIEC TOM overpowered ONYB ENGLVAR in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
AUGUST was devastated by BRIARSMILE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
LIMP IN outlasted FIMNAR in a action packed 13 minute gory veteran's struggle.
PIT FIEND was demolished by CYRIL WYRMSLAYER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CICERO subdued DOPPLEGANGER in a popular 3 minute duel.
VICTOR savagely defeated GUTTER BALL in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
'71 MACH ONE savagely defeated ZOG CORNERSTONE in a 3 minute competition.
SHILLELAGH TOR savagely defeated JAKLAK in a action packed 3 minute gruesome battle.
LUKE WAYFARE bested CHINGACHGOOK in a 1 minute match.
LIGDISH BANG handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
URMAR was savagely defeated by BIG BONES BILLIE in a 2 minute brutal brawl.
ST JOE STRUMMER viciously subdued EYE in a 2 minute bloody melee.
PETRONIUS demolished VERMINOTAUR in a 4 minute brutal one-sided match.
TYGER savagely defeated JINGLEBELL ROCK in a tiring 5 minute gory duel.
FLACCUS overcame CREIDDY LAD in a 1 minute bout.
BENEDICT handily defeated HAROLD ANGEL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WALKER PERCY was savagely defeated by STALKING STUFFR in a 3 minute novice's conflict.
TURIN demolished AMERICAN MOUSCLE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
ZIGGY PIKE was devastated by OZYMADIAS NIX in a 2 minute one-sided conflict.
POLYDAMAS was bested by OAKHURST in a 2 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 20         TOTAL PARRY       82 -  72 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         STRIKING ATTACK  112 - 104 -  5      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         WALL OF STEEL     57 -  53 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         PARRY-STRIKE      30 -  28 -  4      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         PARRY-RIPOSTE     26 -  26 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         LUNGING ATTACK    61 -  62 -  4      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        48 -  50 -  4      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         SLASHING ATTACK   45 -  56 -  4      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-LUNGE       30 -  42 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         BASHING ATTACK    43 -  74 -  1      37  |

Turn 105 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        4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         5 -  6         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  6         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK    8 - 12         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        6 -  9         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  7         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ELTHOR 1237                21  11  0  144 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
WALL OF STEEL    GOULASH 1215               21  13  0  120 OTTO'S DINER (96)
STRIKING ATTACK  NARYAK 1296                14   9  1  109 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
LUNGING ATTACK   '08 CHALLENGER 920         10   5  1  102 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
TOTAL PARRY      XORN 1015                  24  20  0   99 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
PARRY-LUNGE      BOBBY JEAN 1197            19  15  0   97 JUNGLELAND (103)
SLASHING ATTACK  AUGUST 1212                20  11  1   81 SUMMERBORN (104)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MACEO 928                  10   9  1   74 FUCHI OWNED (54)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CARIEC TOM 984.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PANDERA PAX 1406.  The ten other most popular fighters were FIMNAR 1053, 
DOPPLEGANGER 1382, '71 MACH ONE 952, HEINRIK 1257, ANGRY SALAD 1432, VICTOR 1369, 
SHILLELAGH TOR 1294, SINISTER SNOOPY 1069, STALKING STUFFR 1493, and BERSERKER 1047.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE MARBLE 1030.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were XORN 1015, ANGEROO 1452, BANK SHOT 1471, JINGLEBELL ROCK 1496, 
LIMP IN 1057, ZIGGY PIKE 1487, HAROLD ANGEL 1494, TYGER 1421, CHINGACHGOOK 1371, and 
GUTTER BALL 1361.