DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/09/2011    Duedate: 03/22/2011

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-109

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OUTLAW PETE
JUNGLELAND (103)
(81-1200) [26-12-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

A.E. HOUSMAN                   NATHAN
LITERATE LOONS (40)            DETHKLOK (119)
(81-1306) [17-8-1,128]         (81-1519) [2-1-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FIMNAR                         LEELA
CLAN LONGBEARD (39)            BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
(81-1053) [21-28-1,94]         (81-1225) [1-2-0,6]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FUCHI OWNED (54)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FURRY FURY (25)             54
2. FUCHI OWNED (54)            52      MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
3. FUZZY BUNNIES (110)         46      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE AGES (29)            38
5. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         38      DETHKLOK (119)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BUBBA'S 66TH ARMY (120)   11   4  1 73.3   1/ 2 FUCHI OWNED (54)         11  4 1
 2/ 0 MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)       33  22  0 60.0   2/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (40)      10  5 0
 3/ 2 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)      137  92  6 59.8   3/ 5 JUNGLELAND (103)         10  5 0
 4/ 4 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       311 229 11 57.6   4/ 6 OTTO'S DINER (96)         9  6 1
 5/ 5 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     195 145 10 57.4   5- 1*BUBBA'S 66TH ARMY (120)   8  2 0
 6- 6 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  73  57  0 56.2   6/ 4 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       8  7 1
 7/ 7 SUMMERBORN (104)          94  75  6 55.6   7/ 8 FURRY FURY (25)           8  7 0
 8/ 9 DARQUE AGES (29)         240 194 10 55.3   8/21 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      8  7 0
 9/ 8 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    298 243  9 55.1   9/ 3 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      8  7 0
10/10 FUCHI OWNED (54)         183 166  8 52.4  10/10 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        7  8 1
11/11 WARMASTERS (15)          278 260 22 51.7  11/15*DETHKLOK (119)            7  8 1
12-12 RODENT CLAN (37)         192 181 11 51.5  12/22 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       7  8 0
13/14 JUNGLELAND (103)          96  91  1 51.3  13/13 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      7  8 0
14/13 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     264 253 12 51.1  14/20*O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)     7  8 0
15/15 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      276 268 13 50.7  15/ 9 SUMMERBORN (104)          6  4 1
16/16 OTTO'S DINER (96)        113 117  3 49.1  16/16 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       6  4 0
17/17 CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     40  43  0 48.2  17/17 CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     6  6 0
18/18 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      98 107  2 47.8  18/14 DARQUE AGES (29)          6  9 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 LITERATE LOONS (40)      258 285 11 47.5  19/11 THE RED BLADES (88)       6  9 1
20/ 3*DETHKLOK (119)             7   8  1 46.7  20/ 0 MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)       6  9 0
21/20 THE RED BLADES (88)      121 139  7 46.5  21/12 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     6  9 0
22/21 FURRY FURY (25)          148 172  7 46.3  22/19 WARMASTERS (15)           5 10 0
23/23 THE MONSANTIS (112)       41  49  2 45.6  23/23 THE MONSANTIS (112)       5 10 0
24/22 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      118 145  5 44.9  24/24 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       4  6 0
25/ 0 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)       121 160 12 43.1  25/18 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       4  9 0
26/25*O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)     12  18  0 40.0  26/26*MMA WARRIORS (121)        4 11 0
27/27 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       36  64  4 36.0  27/ 0 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        3  2 1
28/26 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       39  70  1 35.8  28-25 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  2  3 0
29/28 PAPER TIGERS (114)        10  27  1 27.0  29/28 PAPER TIGERS (114)        2  4 0
30/29*MMA WARRIORS (121)         4  11  0 26.7  30-29 RODENT CLAN (37)          0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Lord Protector and Duelmaster, all in one glorious turn!

     Cyril Wyrmslayer and Jager von Drachen stepped into the common room of the
Dragonbane Guildhall.  As expected, the new Duelmaster of Shadowspire had taken a
seat at the head of the table.  The two gladiators smiled at the sight--their
teammate looked very uncomfortable in the lead chair.  It was not a place he was used
to.
     Cyril and Jager approached the Duelmaster and tossed a scimitar on the table in
front of him.
     "What that?" mumbled the puzzled TP through his food.
     "A scimitar.  You have faced them before."
     "Yeah.  Hurt.  Why bring it here?"
     Cyril couldn't help but grin a bit.  "Haven't you read your notice?  The
Commission determined that it was your favorite weapon.  You got the best weapon in
the game!"
     "What?!  What I do with that?  Can't be."
     "But of course it can, Marble, you're a Lord Protector now.  You could, you
know, attack someone with it."
     Marble seemed stunned by the suggestion of offense, and sat for a minute with
his mouth hanging open.  "No.  Mistake made.  Not true.  Shields.  Shields protect."
And he turned back to his food convinced that his teammates were simply making fun of
him.
     But Jager wouldn't let it go that easily.  "No, Blue, it is true.  The
Commission really said you favor the scimitar.  You got a real weapon.  And your
favorite learn is initiative.  Seriously, Pal.  Scimitar and init."
     Blue looked up from his plate again.  "Real?  Scimitar?  Why scimitar?  And
'nit?  What init?  That when people attack?  Why I need init?  Never learn 'nit."
     "Well, that isn't quite true.  You have learned a little initiative.  You just
haven't used it yet. I'm sure you could.  Init would help get you a chance to swing
at someone.  You could try it."
     Lord Protector Blue Marble hated new ideas.  Actually, he had very little
experience with new ideas, which is one reason they made him so nervous.  And a
scimitar--he didn't know what to think of it.  Or an init favorite learn.  He'd
always preferred physical training.  The thought that "strength training" should have
been his favorite learn occurred to him, not for the first time.
     The Duelmaster reached out to the blade on the table.  "Ouch!" He yelled, as the
blade knicked his fingers.  "Blades!  Hate blades!  Who said a blade!?  I Lord
Protector with shield!"
     The two other Guild members backed out of the room, trying not to laugh.  "You
know, he's not bad at what he does.  And he's a nice guy.  But seriously, how does
the Commission pick favorite weapons?"  Cyril asked his companion when they were out
of the room.
     "I have no idea.  And don't laugh too hard, Cyr, you might well get the shield
Blue thinks of as his.  At least Nomad will be pleased that Blue Marble graduated.
Let's hope we make it as far as he did.  We should go down to the training room to
work on making sure we can each get that title some time soon.

*Blue Marble has finally made it to the Isle of the Eye.  When he first showed up at
the Guildhall there were those who recommended a short career ending in a night
fight.  But despite some very marginal stats, Blue survived and made it out alive.
16(+2)-17(+2)-14-6(+1)-17(+2)-7(+1)-17(+2)  Scimitar for a weapon and an init
favorite learn.  In his entire career he learned 4 init skills.  He had an advanced
expert in parry upon graduation.  Retirement was made for warriors like Blue Marble,
but it is a retirement on the Isle and not 6' below ground.  Many better warriors
have failed to accomplish that.  For his contribution to the throne of Shadowspire,
he will leave behind his favorite shield, which he will have little use for in the
future.

                                      SPY REPORT

     So, here we are, and it's a rainy, gray day.  I think we should consider getting
some kind of roof over this arena.  Or at least over the stands!  Gotta keep those
fans happy.
     But more seriously, what fan wouldn't be happy with Shadowspire?  Although I
have to say that doing the spy report here calls for stamina.  I've been working on
that.  I may have to be a little light here this time, but I *am* working on it.

An assortment of tidbits provided by the clerks in the Commission office:
     Bubba's 66th Army got "kicked off" the number one team spot by Fuchi Owned.
     American Muscle went up 13, a result of hard work and harder fighting.
     Dragonbane Guild went oh-fer.  Oops!
     Otto's Diner did well with a 4-1, moving up to fourth place.
     Bowtie Bob of Fuchi Owned had the biggest individual point gain at 42.
     Zevran had the biggest loss at 18.
     The Duelmaster got the most challenges, which is as it should be.
     Of Wolf and Man was most avoided, by Darque Ages.
     We had sixty-nine fights, involving a mere two standbys.  Good work!
     Out of thirty-six challenges, six were to the Dark Arena and five were bloodfeud
challenges, which leaves twenty-five just ordinary challenges.  That's more
challenges than a lot of arenas have total fights.  GOOD going.

The quick stuff, such as brief mentions of the Dark Arena deaths:
     BRACHIOSAURUS was butchered by BLACK ORC in an action packed 1 minute Dark Arena
brawl.  Brach went in at 0-0, clearly not being someone Deep Thought cared to waste
training time on.
     FOUR was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.  Another
dead-on-arrival rookie, this one from La Pentarchie.
     HOSENPHEPPER was butchered by ARENAMASTER Jame Rinvar in a 1 minute gory Dark
Arena contest.  What kind of rookie is so bad, even the Fuzzy Bunnies won't have him?
     VICTOR was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.  A
third rookie, but I have to wonder about "murdered."  That seems to imply some motive
beyond "just doing my bloody job."  What was there between this Monsanti and the High
Elf?
     REIGNING CAIN of MMA WARRIORS was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in an exciting 1
minute Dark Arena duel.  Cain had two losses on his record when he stepped out into
the torchlight; some people would say he had a chance to show his stuff.  Me?  I'm
not saying anything.
     SPIDER SILVER, also a two-loss fighter from MMA WARRIORS was butchered by WURM
KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.  If the Wurm Kin seemed a little frenzied there,
well, you should understand that he's got a "thing" about spiders.

A very quick run-through of the thirty-three random matches:
     AENEAS (81-1558) (0-0-0,0) of ARCHAIC CHAOS fought SPORK (81-1562) (0-0-0,0) of
OTTO'S DINER.  AENEAS was bested by SPORK in a 5 minute novice's bout.  Couple of
rookies here, but they've got staying power.
     GORE VIDAL (81-1555) (0-0-0,0) of LITERATE LOONS fought JOHANN ECK (81-1560) (0-
0-0,0) of DARQUE AGES.  GORE VIDAL defeated JOHANN ECK in an action packed 1 minute
novice's contest.  Huh, looks like we've got a LOT of rookies in the first part of
the day's action.  That's okay, rookies bring new faces, which are, alas, quickly
scarred like the old faces....  But I'm going to be tacit with the rookies.
     SCUMPUNCHER (81-1546) (0-0-0,0) of BATTLE GRUNTS fought PERSISTANT BEGGAR (81-4)
(0-0-0,10) of Convenient Standbys.  SCUMPUNCHER demolished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1
minute one-sided duel.
     TEST IDIOT (81-1520) (0-1-0,1) of CORPORATE IDIOTS fought JUNEBUG (81-1543) (0-
0-0,0) of SUMMERBORN.  TEST IDIOT was vanquished by JUNEBUG in a 1 minute one-sided
match.  Is this Idiot going to be "tested to destruction"?
     ANIMAL EDGE (81-1532) (1-1-0,5) of MMA WARRIORS fought ALEUIN (81-1561) (0-0-
0,0) of DARQUE AGES.  ANIMAL EDGE defeated ALEUIN in an action packed 3 minute
novice's fight.
     TYDEUS (81-1539) (0-1-0,1) of ARCHAIC CHAOS fought EREKEK ZEZERUB (81-1547) (0-
0-0,0) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  TYDEUS was demolished by EREKEK ZEZERUB in a 2 minute
gory uneven duel.
     SAVIOR STRENGTH (81-1535) (0-2-0,2) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS fought LIZARD MAN (81-
1544) (0-0-0,0) of MONSTER MANUAL.  SAVIOR STRENGTH luckily beat LIZARD MAN in a
popular 3 minute novice's struggle.  Okay, I can hear someone out there now getting
ready to remind me that ONE loss is all takes to make a non-rookie.  This isn't a
tourney, and I'm swinging a wider net here, okay?  Even TWO losses can still look
like a rookie.

     CYBORG SANTA (81-1529) (0-2-0,2) of MMA WARRIORS fought NO DICE SON (81-1559)
(0-0-0,0) of SUMMERBORN.  CYBORG SANTA overcame NO DICE SON in a 2 minute amateur's
battle.
     KILGORE (81-863) (3-5-0,14) of BATTLE GRUNTS fought TRIXIE BUNNY (81-1537) (0-1-
0,1) of FUZZY BUNNIES.  KILGORE assassinated TRIXIE BUNNY in a 1 minute one-sided
duel.  Oops!  This Kilgore (he was here?) is no rookie, and it looks like he doesn't
like rabbits.  Either that, or (it says "assassinated") he was paid by some hidden
enemy.
     ROUNDUP (81-1388) (4-7-0,19) of THE MONSANTIS fought GROWLER (81-908) (3-2-1,13)
of BATTLE GRUNTS.  ROUNDUP devastated GROWLER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.  The fans
cheered, which is unusual this early in the fight day.  But they like to see someone
come up from below and win.
     BANK SHOT (81-1471) (4-3-0,17) of CAPITAL CARTEL fought LEELA (81-1225) (1-1-
0,4) of BATTLE GRUNTS.  BANK SHOT defeated LEELA in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brawl.
It took you FOUR minutes, Bank?  If Leela takes a shot at you with a planned
strategy, down you go.
     ZIGGY PIKE (81-1487) (1-5-0,8) of DRAGONBANE GUILD fought PETRONIUS (81-1434)
(5-5-2,22) of WARMASTERS.  ZIGGY PIKE was bested by PETRONIUS in a 3 minute fight.
Didn't I see something about this pair in the personals?
     TIAMAT (81-1504) (4-1-0,13) of MONSTER MANUAL fought LIZZIE DUSK (81-1538) (2-0-
0,13) of THE RED BLADES.  TIAMAT defeated LIZZIE DUSK in a 2 minute duel.  Good try,
Lizzie.

     WEE TREE KING (81-1495) (4-1-0,24) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS fought JOHN F QUEENY (81-
1429) (4-3-0,21) of THE MONSANTIS.  WEE TREE KING bested JOHN F QUEENY in a 2 minute
bout.  I thought of a couple of wisecracks here, and then I though, maybe not.  Good
fight.
     GEORGIA ST PIERRE (81-1531) (1-1-0,24) of MMA WARRIORS fought TYGER (81-1421)
(3-9-0,18) of PAPER TIGERS.  GEORGIA ST PIERRE was demolished by TYGER in a 1 minute
mismatched battle.  If I was Georgia, I'd be looking into flashlights.  This team
doesn't seem relaxed about losing records.
     COL. KURTZ (81-862) (3-5-0,29) of BATTLE GRUNTS fought POLI SARCHIS (81-1550)
(5-3-0,26) of MIDDLE WAY 12.  COL. KURTZ devastated POLI SARCHIS in a 1 minute
mismatched fight.  No surprise.  Middle Way... twelve?  That means it's been
something like five years since this team picked up so much as a pocket knife with
intent to injure.  Take 'em a while to get in the swing of it.  If they can.
     CHARLES MARTEL (81-1346) (8-9-0,33) of DARQUE AGES fought ISIS BLOODSTONE (81-
1475) (4-3-0,15) of THE RED BLADES.  CHARLES MARTEL butchered ISIS BLOODSTONE in a 1
minute one-sided battle.  Do you suppose Charlie's middle name is "Manson"?
     PORCUPAIN (81-1453) (3-6-1,33) of FURRY FURY fought DOPPLEGANGER (81-1382) (8-8-
0,32) of MONSTER MANUAL.  PORCUPAIN devastated DOPPLEGANGER in a 1 minute one-sided
conflict.  You know how some people say that the porcupines can "shoot out their
quills like arrows"?  True.  Horrible to watch, but true.

     ALP ARSLAN (81-1473) (4-2-0,31) of DARQUE AGES fought STALKING STUFFR (81-1493)
(2-3-0,26) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS.  ALP ARSLAN subdued STALKING STUFFR in a popular 5
minute bloody fight.  You gotta wonder, what took Alp so long?
     HOLY SHIITAKE (81-1433) (7-3-0,39) of OTTO'S DINER fought TURIN (81-1486) (4-2-
0,27) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  HOLY SHIITAKE handily defeated TURIN in a 1 minute one-
sided bout.  Yeah, well, that's the holies for you.
     MALLE PENNELIS (81-1553) (7-3-0,38) of MIDDLE WAY 12 fought HR (81-1039) (9-7-
0,56) of CORPORATE IDIOTS.  MALLE PENNELIS was subdued by HR in a 5 minute match.
This Malle may be someone to watch, since it took the much higher-ranked HR FIVE
minutes to pull it off.  Or it might just have been luck, of course.
     KIRLUA NORIS (81-1549) (7-3-0,43) of MIDDLE WAY 12 fought THE USEROUS MERCHANT
(81-10) (0-0-0,45) of Convenient Standbys.  KIRLUA NORIS savagely defeated THE
USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute competition.  A standby is always a welcome
introduction to the arena.
     PATROCLUS (81-1410) (7-3-1,42) of ARCHAIC CHAOS fought LUHAN (81-1441) (7-3-
0,24) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  PATROCLUS beat LUHAN in a 1 minute fray.  One of the
mysteries of dueling:  you look at the records here, and they look well-matched.
Look at the rankings, not so well matched.  Then the fight... nobody called it
one'sided, so... probably well matched.

     VICTOR (81-1369) (9-8-0,63) of WARMASTERS fought LUGG OPAR (81-1548) (6-4-0,40)
of MIDDLE WAY 12.  VICTOR defeated LUGG OPAR in a popular 1 minute duel.  Well, of
course.  Victor's a master, after all.  It's right there in his team name.
     NIN QUAYNE (81-1552) (6-4-0,64) of MIDDLE WAY 12 fought JAKLAK (81-1430) (6-5-
0,38) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  NIN QUAYNE beat JAKLAK in an exciting 2 minute fight.  Oh,
no!  She CUT OFF HIS BEARD!
     MAGIC RAT (81-1317) (13-11-0,66) of JUNGLELAND fought OFFICE BRWN NOSER (81-
1114) (10-5-0,35) of CORPORATE IDIOTS.  MAGIC RAT viciously subdued OFFICE BRWN NOSER
in a crowd pleasing 2 minute melee.  Good.  I always knew rats had a place in life.
     NARYAK (81-1296) (15-11-1,81) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought NYDERAWYN (81-1046) (14-
15-0,82) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  NARYAK was overcome by NYDERAWYN in an exciting 1
minute master's fight.  A battle of the Ns?
     '69 FAIRLANE COBRA (81-1007) (8-3-1,68) of AMERICAN MUSCLE fought JAGER VON
DRACHEN (81-1341) (12-8-0,63) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  '69 FAIRLANE COBRA devastated
JAGER VON DRACHEN in a 1 minute mismatched match.  Ran him down right outside the
arena!  We heard a squeal of (we hoped) brakes, and a thump, and then the stewards
were dragging Jager in so he could claim a "work-related injury."

     ZEVRAN (81-1258) (16-15-1,96) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought ELTHOR (81-1237) (21-14-
0,77) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  ZEVRAN was demolished by ELTHOR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
If my brain hadn't been turned to mush by grocery shopping, I would remember for sure
whether these two guys were already writing personals to each other, signalling
recent previous matches.  As it is... sorry.  I think they just did this, but I don't
remember.  Large arena syndrome.
     CLASSIC NAPALM (81-1262) (15-14-0,96) of LA PENTARCHIE fought '71 MACH ONE (81-
952) (11-4-0,72) of AMERICAN MUSCLE.  CLASSIC NAPALM vanquished '71 MACH ONE in a 1
minute one-sided match.  A reasonable result.
     LIMP IN (81-1057) (26-19-0,112) of CAPITAL CARTEL fought '68 ROAD RUNNER (81-
747) (19-10-0,70) of AMERICAN MUSCLE.  LIMP IN was outlasted by '68 ROAD RUNNER in a
22 minute veteran's competition.  That's what a bad foot will do, huh?  I hope the
crocodile didn't take too much out of that leg.
     A.E. HOUSMAN (81-1306) (16-8-1,120) of LITERATE LOONS fought BOBBY JEAN (81-
1197) (20-17-0,104) of JUNGLELAND.  A.E. HOUSMAN viciously subdued BOBBY JEAN in a 2
minute gruesome veteran's bout.  Gruesome!  You don't know the half of it!  Which is
too bad, there were some really great insults flying there.
     '08 CHALLENGER (81-920) (11-6-1,111) of AMERICAN MUSCLE fought SINISTER SNOOPY
(81-1069) (18-25-0,83) of FURRY FURY.  '08 CHALLENGER was subdued by SINISTER SNOOPY
in an exciting 2 minute conflict.  You've seen dogs chase carriages, but you haven't
seen a dog like this one CATCH the carriage.  Every dog in the arena stood up and
howled with delight!

The bloodfeuds:
     SUICIDE SEED (81-1402) (4-6-2,22) of THE MONSANTIS bloodfeuded FIDGET (81-1403)
(8-6-2,61) of LA PENTARCHIE.  Up 39.  SUICIDE SEED overpowered FIDGET in a 1 minute
one-sided Bloodfeud fight.  Really strange, was it suicidal, or extra cunning?
     VELVETEEN (81-1431) (3-4-0,13) of FUZZY BUNNIES bloodfeuded CREIDDY LAD (81-
1484) (4-2-1,32) of SUMMERBORN.  Up 19.  VELVETEEN lost to CREIDDY LAD in an action
packed 5 minute gruesome Bloodfeud fight.  You'll probably be hearing from the
orderlies on this.  Ever try to get blood out of velveteen?  Really tricky.
     MARCO POLO (81-1375) (10-4-1,45) of DARQUE AGES bloodfeuded PIZZARRHEA (81-1348)
(12-7-1,73) of OTTO'S DINER.  Up 28.  MARCO POLO won victory over PIZZARRHEA in a 2
minute Bloodfeud duel.  Pizza, bah!  It's nothing to someone who can handle bird's-
nest soup.
     GOULASH (81-1215) (23-14-0,97) of OTTO'S DINER bloodfeuded PRONATE (81-1320)
(15-8-2,104) of CAPITAL CARTEL.  Up 7.  GOULASH handily defeated PRONATE in an action
packed 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.  It was the extra garlic that did it.
     VIRGINIA WOOLF (81-1263) (10-19-1,100) of LITERATE LOONS bloodfeuded NATHAN (81-
1519) (2-0-1,27) of DETHKLOK.  Wow!  Down 73.  VIRGINIA WOOLF bested NATHAN in a 1
minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.  Anyone surprised?
     Four out of five bloodfeuds succeeded.

The regular challenges:
     PICKLES (81-1540) (1-0-0,3) of DETHKLOK challenged HIPPODAMEIA (81-1468) (3-2-
1,28) of ARCHAIC CHAOS.  Up 25.  PICKLES was handily defeated by HIPPODAMEIA in a 1
minute one-sided Challenge fight.  I've always known that pickles were perverse, but
this is remarkably so.
     TALL FALL (81-1534) (1-1-0,10) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged OAKHURST (81-1509)
(3-1-0,10) of THE MONSANTIS.  Straight across.  TALL FALL was demolished by OAKHURST
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.  Ah, well, the taller they are, the
farther they fall.
     SKWISGAAR (81-1515) (1-1-0,4) of DETHKLOK challenged GLOOM (81-1528) (2-1-0,19)
of FUCHI OWNED.  Up 15.  SKWISGAAR was overpowered by GLOOM in a 1 minute one-sided
Challenge struggle.  No surprise, on a rainy day like this, gloom has the edge.
     MURDERFACE (81-1518) (1-1-0,11) of DETHKLOK challenged WONDERFACE (81-1522) (2-
1-0,12) of LA PENTARCHIE.  Up 1.  MURDERFACE was handily defeated by WONDERFACE in a
1 minute Challenge match.  I guess you could call this a face-off.
     TOKI (81-1517) (1-1-0,4) of DETHKLOK challenged OZYMADIAS NIX (81-1507) (2-2-
0,8) of THE RED BLADES.  Up 4.  TOKI beat OZYMADIAS NIX in a 4 minute novice's
Challenge bout.  This isn't going to look good on your resume, Ozy.

     TITINIUS (81-1492) (1-4-0,20) of WARMASTERS challenged HAROLD ANGEL (81-1494)
(0-5-0,5) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS.  Down 15.  TITINIUS was defeated by HAROLD ANGEL in a 4
minute Challenge fight.  Good gods, Titnius, what were you THINKING?  What were you
DOING?
     FLACCUS (81-1455) (2-7-0,13) of WARMASTERS challenged SILENT KNIGHT (81-1497)
(3-2-0,11) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS.  Down 2.  FLACCUS handily defeated SILENT KNIGHT in a
1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Despite which, Flaccus didn't get a single word
or even a groan out of Silent.
     MR WIGGLES (81-1477) (2-3-0,10) of FUZZY BUNNIES challenged EYE (81-1419) (3-9-
0,29) of PAPER TIGERS.  Up 19.  MR WIGGLES defeated EYE in a 1 minute gruesome
Challenge fight.  Bunny attacks tiger?  This is a lot like "Man bites dog."
Surprising.
     SQUASHAPILLAR (81-1478) (3-4-1,15) of FURRY FURY challenged WALKER PERCY (81-
1474) (3-4-0,21) of LITERATE LOONS.  Up 6.  SQUASHAPILLAR handily defeated WALKER
PERCY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  Which may indicate that Percy is a
pillar.  But just wait till he turns into a butterfly!
     ANGEROO (81-1452) (7-2-0,25) of FURRY FURY challenged GUTTER BALL (81-1361) (12-
6-0,42) of CAPITAL CARTEL.  Up 17.  ANGEROO outlasted GUTTER BALL in a tiresome 23
minute Challenge fray.  According to the notes I've got, the stewards were supposed
to release "a swarm of bees" after the tenth minute.  Seems like bees don't fly in
the rain.  I don't figure this "creative planning" is really working; we should stick
to lions.

     BUNNY FOO FOO (81-1476) (3-2-0,30) of FUZZY BUNNIES challenged BIG BONES BILLIE
(81-1442) (6-4-0,44) of JUNGLELAND.  Up 14.  BUNNY FOO FOO viciously subdued BIG
BONES BILLIE in a 4 minute Challenge bout.  Ah!  The truth comes peeking out:
Bunnies are vicious.  I suspected as much.  Those big teeth, you know.
     TOM WOLFE (81-1467) (4-4-1,31) of LITERATE LOONS challenged ZOG CORNERSTONE (81-
1319) (10-13-0,43) of LA PENTARCHIE.  Up 12.  TOM WOLFE lost to ZOG CORNERSTONE in a
popular 5 minute brutal Challenge fight.  Not the cornerstone, Tom, go for the KEY-
stone.
     MADAM MARIE (81-1356) (12-7-0,48) of JUNGLELAND challenged ARCHON (81-1390) (10-
5-0,53) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Up 5.  MADAM MARIE outwaited ARCHON in a slow 18 minute
Challenge match.  Eighteen minutes... the staff wasn't paying attention.  They were
supposed to send out WOLVES to speed things up, and they turned loose a pack of
chihuahuas.
     PANDERA PAX (81-1406) (6-5-0,48) of ARCHAIC CHAOS challenged PUNT (81-1366) (8-
9-0,54) of CAPITAL CARTEL.  Up 6.  PANDERA PAX demolished PUNT in a 1 minute one-
sided Challenge fight.  And here I thought a punt was a kind of boat with a flat
bottom, and you poled it.
     BENEDICT (81-1470) (4-3-0,37) of OF WOLF AND MAN challenged SNACKPACK (81-1466)
(4-3-0,43) of FUCHI OWNED.  Up 6.  BENEDICT was vanquished by SNACKPACK in a 1 minute
gory mismatched Challenge fray.  Never eat those packaged snacks.  You can't know
what might be IN them.

     '66 CORVETTE (81-1036) (6-3-2,66) of AMERICAN MUSCLE challenged SISI BA-NETERU
(81-1488) (4-2-2,49) of THE RED BLADES.  Down 17.  '66 CORVETTE overpowered SISI BA-
NETERU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  No surprise here.
     SHILLELAGH TOR (81-1294) (13-13-0,66) of THE RED BLADES challenged LIGDISH BANG
(81-983) (12-22-0,66) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Straight across.  SHILLELAGH TOR
devastated LIGDISH BANG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.  But Ligdish does
know how to lose with style.
     HEINRIK (81-1257) (13-19-1,59) of CLAN LONGBEARD challenged MADDENED MEERKAT
(81-1134) (12-28-0,66) of FURRY FURY.  Up 7.  HEINRIK overpowered MADDENED MEERKAT in
a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  You think Meerkat was maddened before?  Wow,
nothing like s/he is now!
     BOWTIE BOB (81-930) (13-9-0,75) of FUCHI OWNED challenged ELILAD (81-1055) (18-
10-0,94) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Up 19.  BOWTIE BOB savagely slew ELILAD in an exciting
1 minute veteran's Challenge bout.  Savagely slew?  Not even a civilized death.  Some
days you just can win at all.
     VACA (81-1210) (19-14-1,72) of SUMMERBORN challenged FIMNAR (81-1053) (20-28-
1,89) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  Up 17.  VACA was beaten by FIMNAR in a crowd pleasing 3
minute master's Challenge brawl.  Crowds like a good back-and-forth fight.

     SUPVSR (81-1083) (10-6-0,85) of CORPORATE IDIOTS challenged PIT FIEND (81-1344)
(12-7-1,89) of MONSTER MANUAL.  Up 4.  SUPVSR overpowered PIT FIEND in a 1 minute
gruesome uneven Challenge struggle.  Uneven?  How could this be uneven?  Supvsrs ARE
fiends from the pit!
     KISS MY GRITS (81-1252) (21-12-0,75) of OTTO'S DINER challenged CICERO (81-1266)
(17-10-0,80) of WARMASTERS.  Up 5.  KISS MY GRITS outwaited CICERO in a 23 minute
veteran's Challenge conflict.  And this while fending off a couple of hungry bears.
I guess the arena will be looking for some new bears.
     MACEO (81-928) (12-10-1,100) of FUCHI OWNED challenged CYRIL WYRMSLAYER (81-
1267) (15-13-1,94) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Down 6.  MACEO subdued CYRIL WYRMSLAYER in a
2 minute master's Challenge competition.  Next time, Cyril should fight a wyrm, yes?
More in his line.
     TING-TING (81-776) (22-10-0,108) of FUCHI OWNED challenged SHAVIOLA (81-1322)
(17-6-0,94) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Down 14.  TING-TING was overcome by SHAVIOLA in a 2
minute brutal veteran's Challenge bout.  Which just goes to show that down-challenges
don't guarantee victory.

For the title:  OUTLAW PETE (81-1200) (25-12-0,91) of JUNGLELAND challenged BLUE
MARBLE (81-1030) (26-23-0,113) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Up 22.  OUTLAW PETE viciously
subdued BLUE MARBLE in a 22 minute Challenge Title battle.  Normally, twenty-two
minutes, there'd've been a whole HERD of lions out on the sands, but for the title
match we make an exception.  Great work, Outlaw.

                                       Larkin

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OUTLAW PETE 1200             26  12  0   100       JUNGLELAND (103)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHUPUCASUPERIOR 1229         20   6  0   156       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 A.E. HOUSMAN 1306            17   8  1   128       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 BOWTIE BOB 930               14   9  1   117       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 SHAVIOLA 1322                18   6  0   108       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 MACEO 928                    13  10  1   105       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 CLASSIC NAPALM 1262          16  14  0   104       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263          11  19  1   102       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SINISTER SNOOPY 1069         19  25  0   101       FURRY FURY (25)
 SUPVSR 1083                  11   6  0   101       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 LIMP IN 1057                 26  20  0    98       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 ELTHOR 1237                  22  14  0    98       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BOBBY JEAN 1197              20  18  0    97       JUNGLELAND (103)
 TING-TING 776                22  11  0    96       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 FIMNAR 1053                  21  28  1    94       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CYRIL WYRMSLAYER 1267        15  14  1    93       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747          20  10  0    91       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 PRONATE 1320                 15   9  2    91       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYDERAWYN 1046               15  15  0    90       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 '08 CHALLENGER 920           11   7  1    89       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
-MICE AND DICE 1247           10   4  1    85       RODENT CLAN (37)
 KISS MY GRITS 1252           22  12  0    84       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230        18   8  0    83       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 '69 FAIRLANE COBRA 1007       9   3  1    80       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 ZEVRAN 1258                  16  16  1    78       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 PIT FIEND 1344               12   8  1    78       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SHILLELAGH TOR 1294          14  13  0    77       THE RED BLADES (88)
 NARYAK 1296                  15  12  1    76       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 '66 CORVETTE 1036             7   3  2    74       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 VACA 1210                    19  15  1    73       SUMMERBORN (104)
 HEINRIK 1257                 14  19  1    73       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CICERO 1266                  17  11  0    72       WARMASTERS (15)
 MAGIC RAT 1317               14  11  0    69       JUNGLELAND (103)
 '71 MACH ONE 952             11   5  0    69       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCO POLO 1375              11   4  1    66       DARQUE AGES (29)
 NIN QUAYNE 1552               7   4  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
-SUPERIORBANE 1226            15  11  0    65       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134        12  29  0    65       FURRY FURY (25)
 VICTOR 1369                  10   8  0    65       WARMASTERS (15)
 PANDERA PAX 1406              7   5  0    61       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 LIGDISH BANG 983             12  23  0    59       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 HR 1039                      10   7  0    58       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIZZARRHEA 1348              12   8  1    57       OTTO'S DINER (96)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAM MARIE 1356             13   7  0    56       JUNGLELAND (103)
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341       12   9  0    56       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SNACKPACK 1466                5   3  0    53       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 KIRLUA NORIS 1549             8   3  0    50       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 HOLY SHIITAKE 1433            8   3  0    47       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 ZOG CORNERSTONE 1319         11  13  0    46       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ARCHON 1390                  10   6  0    44       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 PATROCLUS 1410                8   3  1    44       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 SISI BA-NETERU 1488           4   3  2    44       THE RED BLADES (88)
 BUNNY FOO FOO 1476            4   2  0    44       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 GUTTER BALL 1361             12   7  0    43       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346           9   9  1    43       DARQUE AGES (29)
 PORCUPAIN 1453                4   6  1    43       FURRY FURY (25)
 PUNT 1366                     8  10  0    42       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 LUGG OPAR 1548                6   5  0    42       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 JAKLAK 1430                   6   6  0    41       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 OFFICE BRWN NOSER 1114       10   6  0    39       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 ANGEROO 1452                  8   2  0    39       FURRY FURY (25)
 MALLE PENNELIS 1553           7   4  0    39       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 COL. KURTZ 862                4   5  0    39       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
-LIAM O'SUPERIOR 1302         10   7  0    37       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 BIG BONES BILLIE 1442         6   5  0    36       JUNGLELAND (103)
 ALP ARSLAN 1473               5   2  0    36       DARQUE AGES (29)
 CREIDDY LAD 1484              5   2  1    35       SUMMERBORN (104)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIDGET 1403                   8   7  2    33       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 DOPPLEGANGER 1382             8   9  0    33       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SUICIDE SEED 1402             5   6  2    33       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 HIPPODAMEIA 1468              4   2  1    33       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 NATHAN 1519                   2   1  1    33       DETHKLOK (119)
 TOM WOLFE 1467                4   5  1    32       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 TYGER 1421                    4   9  0    31       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 BENEDICT 1470                 4   4  0    30       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-LT SHINY SIDES 1524           3   0  0    30       BUBBA'S 66TH ARMY (120)
 WEE TREE KING 1495            5   1  0    29       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 ROUNDUP 1388                  5   7  0    28       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 SQUASHAPILLAR 1478            4   4  1    28       FURRY FURY (25)
 GLOOM 1528                    3   1  0    26       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 STALKING STUFFR 1493          2   4  0    26       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 LUHAN 1441                    7   4  0    25       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 PETRONIUS 1434                6   5  2    25       WARMASTERS (15)
 MR WIGGLES 1477               3   3  0    25       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
-RATURDAY KNIGHT 1440          4   1  0    24       RODENT CLAN (37)
 FLACCUS 1455                  3   7  0    24       WARMASTERS (15)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILGORE 863                   4   5  1    22       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 WONDERFACE 1522               3   1  0    22       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 TURIN 1486                    4   3  0    21       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 TIAMAT 1504                   5   1  0    20       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 OAKHURST 1509                 4   1  0    20       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 POLI SARCHIS 1550             5   4  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 BANK SHOT 1471                5   3  0    19       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 EYE 1419                      3  10  0    19       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 JOHN F QUEENY 1429            4   4  0    18       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 HAROLD ANGEL 1494             1   5  0    18       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
-AK'S & CHEVROLETS 1527        3   0  0    17       BUBBA'S 66TH ARMY (120)
 SCUMPUNCHER 1546              1   0  0    15       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 WALKER PERCY 1474             3   5  0    14       LITERATE LOONS (40)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELVETEEN 1431                3   5  0    14       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
-1010011010 1526               2   1  1    14       BUBBA'S 66TH ARMY (120)
 GROWLER 908                   3   3  1    13       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 SILENT KNIGHT 1497            3   3  0    12       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 TOKI 1517                     2   1  0    12       DETHKLOK (119)
-ANIMAL 1523                   2   1  0    11       BUBBA'S 66TH ARMY (120)
-PURPLE DRO 1525               1   2  0    11       BUBBA'S 66TH ARMY (120)
 JUNEBUG 1543                  1   0  0    11       SUMMERBORN (104)
 EREKEK ZEZERUB 1547           1   0  0    11       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 GEORGIA ST PIERRE 1531        1   2  0    11       MMA WARRIORS (121)
 ANIMAL EDGE 1532              2   1  0    10       MMA WARRIORS (121)
 LIZZIE DUSK 1538              2   1  0     9       THE RED BLADES (88)
 OZYMADIAS NIX 1507            2   3  0     9       THE RED BLADES (88)
 ZIGGY PIKE 1487               1   6  0     9       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-VERMINOTAUR 1485              2   2  0     8       RODENT CLAN (37)
 TITINIUS 1492                 1   5  0     8       WARMASTERS (15)
 CYBORG SANTA 1529             1   2  0     7       MMA WARRIORS (121)
 LEELA 1225                    1   2  0     6       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 SAVIOR STRENGTH 1535          1   2  0     6       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 TALL FALL 1534                1   2  0     5       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 SKWISGAAR 1515                1   2  0     5       DETHKLOK (119)
 MURDERFACE 1518               1   2  0     5       DETHKLOK (119)
 GORE VIDAL 1555               1   0  0     5       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SPORK 1562                    1   0  0     4       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 PICKLES 1540                  1   1  0     4       DETHKLOK (119)
 TEST IDIOT 1520               0   2  0     2       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 TYDEUS 1539                   0   2  0     2       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 ALEUIN 1561                   0   1  0     1       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LIZARD MAN 1544               0   1  0     1       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 AENEAS 1558                   0   1  0     1       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 NO DICE SON 1559              0   1  0     1       SUMMERBORN (104)
 JOHANN ECK 1560               0   1  0     1       DARQUE AGES (29)
-AMERICAN MOUSCLE 1505         0   1  0     1       RODENT CLAN (37)
-CREASE 1459                   0   1  0     1       PAPER TIGERS (114)
-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  REVENGED
EL CID 1443             5  3 1 DARQUE AGES 29       PIZZARRHEA 1348       107  JUST REVENGED
BLUEBELL BUNNY 1536     0  1 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    CREIDDY LAD 1484      107   
HOSENPHEPPER 1554       0  1 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    ARENAMASTER           109  NONE
TRIXIE BUNNY 1537       0  2 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    KILGORE 863           109   
FOUR 1556               0  1 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     MOUNTAIN TROLL        109  NONE
HYPOGEE BLEVE 1364      7  8 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     MACEO 928             105  REVENGED
GRAHAM GREENE 1435      4  6 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    NATHAN 1519           108  JUST REVENGED
REIGNING CAIN 1530      0  3 0 MMA WARRIORS 121     MOUNTAIN TROLL        109  NONE
SPIDER SILVER 1533      0  3 0 MMA WARRIORS 121     WURM KIN              109  NONE
BRACHIOSAURUS 1545      0  1 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    BLACK ORC             109  NONE
ANGRY SALAD 1432        6  4 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      PRONATE 1320          108  JUST REVENGED
ELILAD 1055            18 11 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 85   BOWTIE BOB 930        109   
RATLING GUN 1389        5  4 1 RODENT CLAN 37       '66 CORVETTE 1036     105  NOT REVENGED
LIFE PATENT 1340        7  9 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    FIDGET 1403           108  JUST REVENGED
VICTOR 1563             0  1 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    HIGH ELF              109  NONE
ISIS BLOODSTONE 1475    4  4 0 THE RED BLADES 88    CHARLES MARTEL 1346   109   
LUKE WAYFARE 1413       5  6 0 THE RED BLADES 88    FIDGET 1403           106  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lord Protectors Goulash and Blue Marble -- The Capital Cartel both congratulates and
salutes you.  Well done.  And Blue Marble the Duelmaster. -- hubba, hubba. -- Agent
P.S.  If you want to work out a great ADM contract, contact me.  I'll do you right.

No!  Not Angry Salad!  I love my salads.  Salads and carbo-loading!  Gee whiz!  I am
so sorry, Angry Salad.  I did not mean for that to happen.  May you fight well in
That Great Arena In The sky. -- Pronate, Capital Cartel

Oyzmdius Nix -- You didn't know I could bank 'em from the corner, did you?  Well,
thanks for the challenge; the win was most enjoyable.  Two bits, four bits, six bits,
a dollar; all for Ozy, stand up and holler. -- Bank Shot, Capital Cartel

Office Brwn Noser -- I just hate your type.  I hope the beating I just gave you gets
you laid off! -- Punt, Capital Cartel

Jader Von Drachen -- That was MY challenge and you were not supposed to get a strike
on the first roll!  You scuzz! -- Gutter Ball, Capital Cartel

Cyril Wyrmslayer -- What do you think I am?  A worm?!  Take that!  Challenge me again
and I will go All In. -- Limp In, Capital Cartel

Grimmy, Grimmy, Grimmy.  The guys want you to know that "We are still here with that
big six in front of our number."  Yeah, Baby. -- Agent

John F Queeny -- What were you thinking?  That you actually had a chance? --
Patroclus

Doppleganger -- It was like looking into a carny mirror at an uglier version of me,
really... sort of a mirror image, but much, much slower. -- Pandera Pax

Skwisgaar -- That match was rather insipid.  At least we both lived and learned
something.  Now you know to avoid me. -- Hippodameia

Purple Dro -- I don't think the term "demolished" was very accurate, but I suppose
the boys in the booth have a lot of papers to sell, so... next time! -- Tydeus

Woo Hoo!!  Two guys from Chaos holding their own in the Adepts!!  Normally I wouldn't
think that this is a very big deal, but in Shadowspire, I feel like I've achieved
something with this... I just don't know if I should laugh or cry! -- Kid Arcane

Congrats to Blue Marble!  Patience and general niceness pay! -- Le Pentarque

Sorry about Life Patent, as it has been said elsewhere...  Fidget is really not
supposed to be a killer... -- LP

Yes, Magic Rat, that was a lucky match-up... and what would you say about that very
same match-up twice in a row?? -- A depressed Zog

All --  What a dreadful turn!  Not too sure about the present crew for long-term
success, but we'll keep plugging away at it for now. -- Master Darque

Pizzarrhea -- I'll be trying that again and again and again.  Not sure I can beat
you, but if you teach this well every fight, I'll be happy. -- Marco Polo

HR -- You're supposed to stand still when I swing! -- Charles Martel

Jager von Drachen -- I forgot to respond last turn.  You can be snarky all you like,
but if it wasn't for me, you'd be saying that in Arabic. -- Charles Martel

Tiamat -- That is about as even as a fight comes in this arena.  Hopefully we will
both live long enough to do it again sometime in the far future. -- Alp Arslan

All -- The lastest roll ups aren't exactly winning awards for greatness, but they
were workable.  So, I introduce to you Alcuin and Johann Eck.  Please be kind and
lose to them regularly! -- Master Darque

Zevran -- I figured that announcement would make you as happy as it did me. -- Fan
Zhen

Ting Ting -- That was not how I wished to be sent off to the Isle. -- Fan Zhen

Jorja -- Yes, you are always welcome.  However, this is a throw back arena, so if you
aren't going to DA anything, the occasional issuance of challenges/avoids will be
expected from your stable. :: smile :: -- Master Darque

Shadowspire -- Hello, all, Detklok checking in, here to assault your ears with metal
and make you bleed!  I think this is the first time I've gone 2 turns with a new
team, without facing NPCs. -- Buri

Graham -- Hey, you went down pretty easy.  Got anyone tougher so I can work up a
sweat? -- Nathan

Gloom -- You looks familiar... -- Koki

Reigning Cain -- Gotta love beating you at your own game, then getting 5 skills out
of it! -- Pickles

'71 Mach One -- You hit me!  How daaaare you, sir! -- Shaviola

'68 Road Runner -- I think I will take a pass on fighting you again.  With a
different strat you may have caused more trouble than I like. -- Zevran

Snackpack -- Ugh, I think I may have been drunk that fight.  Not sure why I didn't
swing there. -- Luhan

Petronius -- I am burned crispy!  Starting to get better and better as I age but you
stuck me in the adepts dang you! -- Benedict

Ligdish Bang -- Ouchie!  Although I had my "if challenged" strat anticipating someone
else.  I would love to try that again! -- Archon

Sinister Snoopy -- Geez!  You had me laughing towards the end when you started
parrying bare handed.  I think you've been watching those top ABs too much.  It
didn't look like you were fighting as well as you did the last time we fought,
though, so I will be avoiding you for a while to try to stay clear of your urge to
show me that you, indeed, can beat me. -- Outlaw Pete

Naryak -- I seem to eat your style for breakfast.  You were quite a tasty specimen.
-- Bobby Jean

Zog Cornerstone -- Here we go again.  I just can't seem to bust the ZOG myth enough.
-- Magic Rat

'66 Corvette -- When you're as big (and slow) as me you shouldn't try to take a tiny
sports car like you for a ride. -- Big Bones Billie

     I dunno, if you can fit it in your pocket, why not?

Jaklak -- I own this style! -- Madam Marie

Jorja -- We would love to see you join this arena! -- Bartender and Jungleland

Blue Marble -- Congrat's on the invite.  I'm proud to have beaten you twice. --
Outlaw Pete

Blue Marble -- Congrat's on the invite.  I'm honored to have been beaten by you
twice. -- Bobby Jean

Aragorn -- Onyb sure looked good.  Hope his replacement looks as good. -- Bartender

Lizzie -- That fight might have gone much differently had that cheap made weapon I
was using hadn't broke!  It was all the window you needed.  Good fight though.  I'll
see you again in the near future if I'm around. -- Test Idiot

Congrats to all of the recent graduates! -- Corporate Idiots and Owsly

Those Corporate Idiots forgot ta let me know aboot a new recruit so me only trained 4
idiots for fightin last turn and this one.  Guess that be what happens when you DA
the Ceo O' the team. -- Owsly

Please join me in congratulating Goulash, the second graduate from Otto's Diner.
He's an unspectacular yet solid warrior, with good and bad points.  17-11(1)-8-17-17-
4-11 WS, masters in init, attack & parry.  He has the dubious distinction of being my
first graduate to get a War Flail favorite.  Not a box I was looking to check off
anytime soon.  Enjoy your party favor, Goulie. -- Otto X

So must we also bid farewell to Angry Salad, though some might argue that death is a
better fate than a whiffle favorite.  11-6-8-21-17-10-11 SL, AdEx Init & Attack,
learned 19 skills in his brief 9 FE career.  Who says the roll ups in this town
stink?  It's the matchup guys I'd like to have a word with. -- Otto X

Missed putting in Ads last turn, but the Dragonbane Guild would like to offer their
very strong support to Jorja for bringing in a team.  A Noblish Middle Way team would
be very welcome!

Welcome to the new teams in the arena.  Dethklok and MMA Warriors have been here for
a couple of turns already, but better late than never! -- Nomad and the Guild

Come on 300!  We can do it! -- Nomad and the Guild

Limp In -- Wow.  That was ugly.  Hitting a stationary target shouldn't be that hard.
-- Cyril

Gutter Ball -- It seems out teams traded failed challenges.  Nice try. -- Jager

Tyger -- Whatever strategy you were trying, you might want to consider an alternate.
That one did not work. -- Turin

10101... -- Whatever the name is.  Each fight has its moments where I think, "I can
do this."  Then it turns ugly -- usually accompanied by a shortspear to the face.
Not good.   And the record is beginning to get dangerous.  Thanks for that. --
ZiggyPike

Shadowspire -- I don't know what happened, but the two new Monsters did not show up
for the last turn.  They should be back now and the Monster Manual will be at full
strength. -- Deep Thought

Gentle Ben -- It is my honor to have named the new Knight, Savior Strength, and then
have Tiamat smash him like a stable rat. -- Deep Thought

Elthor -- That is all I get, one hit.  Send me Lothor of the Hill People, at least he
can make me laugh...as I'm eating his soul!!! -- Pit Fiend

LPDM Blue Marble -- Lord Protector and Duelmaster, nice job for a statue.  Congrats
on both accomblishments and good luck in ADM. -- O'Holy Knights

Bubba -- You are doing much better this time around, congrats! -- Gentleben

Holy Shiitake -- Damn! -- Stalking Stuffr

Porcupain -- Guess you heard me coming. -- Silent Knight

Angeroo -- I need a drink, good fight on your side. -- Harold Angel

Squashapillar -- "I squish your head." -- Wee Tree King

Ak's and Chevrolets -- My arm started to feel better until I punched you in the face
shield. -- Savior Strength

Jorja -- I forgot to mention last time, please join us here in Shadowspire.  The more
the merrier but don't expect me to marry her. -- Gentleben

     Good gods, no!  Who'd want to marry a basher who graduated with four kills?

All -- Sorry I have missed the last two turns in the PAs, I have been dealing with
life. -- Gentleben

Agent -- If I had a better agent I think .600 would be easy, but as it stands now it
is a battle with mediocrity.  Do not worry, I am on the way back up. -- Grimm

Silent Knight -- Tell your boss to leave us alone or I will leave more quills in you
next time. -- Porcupain

Harold -- What did you expect? -- Angeroo

Blue Marble -- Grats on throne and invite, not many scum have actually held the
throne, good patience. -- Grimm

Pete -- You got lucky, I should have known I would be back on my old strat and that
was going to happen. -- Snoopy

Grats to Ghoulash. -- Grimm

Jorja -- I missed the personal ads last turn, but wanted to make sure to say that I
would be glad to see you join us!  I hope to see you soon in Shadowspire! -- Vanek,
Manager of Warmasters

Big Bones Billie -- How would I judge you?  Large.  I think your name says it all. --
Petronius

Blue Marble -- Double congrats to you!  Taking the title and earning your graduation
notice on the same turn.  Very nice! -- Vanek

Dethklok & MMA Warriors -- Welcome to Shadowspire guys!  Glad to have you onboard! --
Vanek

Life Patient -- You got killed by a Fidget?  Seriously?  Was he at least an ill
tempered fidget?  Errr...wait a second, never mind.  I thought you were killed by a
midget.  Now that I see it was a fidget, I understand.  Better luck next time. --
Victor

Shillelagh Tor -- Third time's a charm maybe?  I guess I'll have to wait to find out.
-- Cicero

All -- This was a round many of you were wishing for, as the Cartel, due to a
vacationing Agent, went completely blind.  Good luck.  (Well, sort of.) -- The
Capital CArtel Agent's Assistant

All -- I just want to say that gambling is not for wimps. -- Limp In, Capital Cartel

All -- I just want to say, that I hope the NFL and the player's association luck out
or strike for a full year! -- Punt, Capital Cartel

All -- I just want to say that "The Road to the Final Four" is the dad gum best time
of the year. -- Bank Shot, Capital Cartel

I hope you're all agreeable, because Sandy tells me that there is now a Middle Way
team here.  I can't do an introductory spotlight because I don't know why one it is.
Maybe next time. -- Jorja
P.S.  Officially, Larkin who does the spy report is not me, though he uses my hands
to write it.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPIDER SILVER was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
REIGNING CAIN was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
VICTOR was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
HOSENPHEPPER was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
FOUR was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BRACHIOSAURUS was butchered by BLACK ORC in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
VIRGINIA WOOLF bested NATHAN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
GOULASH handily defeated PRONATE in a action packed 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
MARCO POLO won victory over PIZZARRHEA in a 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
VELVETEEN lost to CREIDDY LAD in a action packed 5 minute gruesome Bloodfeud fight.
SUICIDE SEED overpowered FIDGET in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
TING-TING was overcome by SHAVIOLA in a 2 minute brutal veteran's Challenge bout.
MACEO subdued CYRIL WYRMSLAYER in a 2 minute master's Challenge competition.
OUTLAW PETE viciously subdued BLUE MARBLE in a 22 minute Challenge Title battle.
KISS MY GRITS outwaited CICERO in a 23 minute veteran's Challenge conflict.
SUPVSR overpowered PIT FIEND in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge struggle.
VACA was beaten by FIMNAR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's Challenge brawl.
BOWTIE BOB savagely slew ELILAD in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
HEINRIK overpowered MADDENED MEERKAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SHILLELAGH TOR devastated LIGDISH BANG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
'66 CORVETTE overpowered SISI BA-NETERU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BENEDICT was vanquished by SNACKPACK in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge fray.
PANDERA PAX demolished PUNT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MADAM MARIE outwaited ARCHON in a slow 18 minute Challenge match.
TOM WOLFE lost to ZOG CORNERSTONE in a popular 5 minute brutal Challenge fight.
BUNNY FOO FOO viciously subdued BIG BONES BILLIE in a 4 minute Challenge bout.
ANGEROO outlasted GUTTER BALL in a tiresome 23 minute Challenge fray.
SQUASHAPILLAR handily defeated WALKER PERCY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MR WIGGLES defeated EYE in a 1 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
FLACCUS handily defeated SILENT KNIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TITINIUS was defeated by HAROLD ANGEL in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
TOKI beat OZYMADIAS NIX in a 4 minute novice's Challenge bout.
MURDERFACE was handily defeated by WONDERFACE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
SKWISGAAR was overpowered by GLOOM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
TALL FALL was demolished by OAKHURST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
PICKLES was handily defeated by HIPPODAMEIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
'08 CHALLENGER was subdued by SINISTER SNOOPY in a exciting 2 minute conflict.
A.E. HOUSMAN viciously subdued BOBBY JEAN in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's bout.
LIMP IN was outlasted by '68 ROAD RUNNER in a 22 minute veteran's competition.
CLASSIC NAPALM vanquished '71 MACH ONE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ZEVRAN was demolished by ELTHOR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
'69 FAIRLANE COBRA devastated JAGER VON DRACHEN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
NARYAK was overcome by NYDERAWYN in a exciting 1 minute master's fight.
MAGIC RAT viciously subdued OFFICE BRWN NOSER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute melee.
NIN QUAYNE beat JAKLAK in a exciting 2 minute fight.
VICTOR defeated LUGG OPAR in a popular 1 minute duel.
PATROCLUS beat LUHAN in a 1 minute fray.
KIRLUA NORIS savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute competition.
MALLE PENNELIS was subdued by HR in a 5 minute match.
HOLY SHIITAKE handily defeated TURIN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ALP ARSLAN subdued STALKING STUFFR in a popular 5 minute bloody fight.
PORCUPAIN devastated DOPPLEGANGER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
CHARLES MARTEL butchered ISIS BLOODSTONE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
COL. KURTZ devastated POLI SARCHIS in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GEORGIA ST PIERRE was demolished by TYGER in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
WEE TREE KING bested JOHN F QUEENY in a 2 minute bout.
TIAMAT defeated LIZZIE DUSK in a 2 minute duel.
ZIGGY PIKE was bested by PETRONIUS in a 3 minute fight.
BANK SHOT defeated LEELA in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brawl.
ROUNDUP devastated GROWLER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KILGORE assassinated TRIXIE BUNNY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CYBORG SANTA overcame NO DICE SON in a 2 minute amateur's battle.
SAVIOR STRENGTH luckily beat LIZARD MAN in a popular 3 minute novice's struggle.
TYDEUS was demolished by EREKEK ZEZERUB in a 2 minute gory uneven duel.
ANIMAL EDGE defeated ALEUIN in a action packed 3 minute novice's fight.
TEST IDIOT was vanquished by JUNEBUG in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SCUMPUNCHER demolished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GORE VIDAL defeated JOHANN ECK in a action packed 1 minute novice's contest.
AENEAS was bested by SPORK in a 5 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 27         PARRY-RIPOSTE     44 -  31 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         TOTAL PARRY       81 -  72 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         LUNGING ATTACK    66 -  60 -  5      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         SLASHING ATTACK   56 -  54 -  7      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                      13         WALL OF STEEL     54 -  53 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                   11         STRIKING ATTACK  110 - 110 -  8      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         AIMED BLOW        57 -  63 -  4      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  36 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         BASHING ATTACK    44 -  64 -  3      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         PARRY-STRIKE      24 -  43 -  3      36  |

Turn 109 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:

WALL OF STEEL     10 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        7 -  8         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  4     AIMED BLOW         6 -  7         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  6         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK   12 - 15         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     6 - 11         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  7         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      OUTLAW PETE 1200           26  12  0  100 JUNGLELAND (103)
AIMED BLOW       A.E. HOUSMAN 1306          17   8  1  128 LITERATE LOONS (40)
SLASHING ATTACK  BOWTIE BOB 930             14   9  1  117 FUCHI OWNED (54)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SHAVIOLA 1322              18   6  0  108 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
STRIKING ATTACK  CLASSIC NAPALM 1262        16  14  0  104 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
PARRY-LUNGE      BOBBY JEAN 1197            20  18  0   97 JUNGLELAND (103)
LUNGING ATTACK   TING-TING 776              22  11  0   96 FUCHI OWNED (54)
BASHING ATTACK   SHILLELAGH TOR 1294        14  13  0   77 THE RED BLADES (88)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARCO POLO 1375            11   4  1   66 DARQUE AGES (29)
WALL OF STEEL    NIN QUAYNE 1552             7   4  0   66 MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FIMNAR 1053.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LEELA 1225.  The ten other most popular fighters were CREIDDY LAD 1484, TOM WOLFE 
1467, ALEUIN 1561, NIN QUAYNE 1552, STALKING STUFFR 1493, BIG BONES BILLIE 1442, '08 
CHALLENGER 920, MAGIC RAT 1317, LIZARD MAN 1544, and PIZZARRHEA 1348.

The least popular fighter this week was GUTTER BALL 1361.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ANGEROO 1452, OUTLAW PETE 1200, LIMP IN 1057, KISS MY GRITS 
1252, '68 ROAD RUNNER 747, CICERO 1266, ARCHON 1390, MADAM MARIE 1356, SPORK 1562, 
and TEST IDIOT 1520.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LIMP IN (81-1057) CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
ELTHOR (81-1237) CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
TING-TING (81-776) FUCHI OWNED (54)

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

BLUE MARBLE (81-1030) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
GOULASH (81-1215) OTTO'S DINER (96)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                      JAVA THE HUTT (11-7084) COFFEE WARS  (608)  
                       ACE FREHLEY (47-3669) ROYAL FLUSH  (48)  
                     PUSSY GALORE (82-9062) ROYAL FELINES  (1334)  
                  IMMACULATE (82-35293) SUPERIOR FORCES 4503  (5814)
                     FAT PANTS (82-39862) HAPPY HOLIDAYS  (6631) 
                    TROUE BIDE (82-46080) SACS DE SABLE 3  (7727) 
                     MAD MAX (82-56014) THE WILLBURYS 77  (9435) 
                        CALEB (84-2901) OF WOLF & MAN 5  (573)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes