DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/20/2011    Duedate: 05/03/2011

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-112

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

'08 CHALLENGER
AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
(81-920) [14-7-2,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

'08 CHALLENGER                 WEE TREE KING
AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)           O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
(81-920) [14-7-2,132]          (81-1495) [7-2-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FIMNAR                         NYDERAWYN
CLAN LONGBEARD (39)            PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
(81-1053) [22-30-1,97]         (81-1046) [16-17-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LA PENTARCHIE (11)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LA PENTARCHIE (11)          47
2. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         45      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. OF WOLF AND MAN (57)        43      Unchartered Team
4. FURRY FURY (25)             35
5. FUZZY BUNNIES (110)         28      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)      138  96  6 59.0   1/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       12  3 2
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       323 232 13 58.2   2/ 4 JUNGLELAND (103)         11  4 0
 3/ 3 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     203 152 11 57.2   3/ 6 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      11  4 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)       39  31  0 55.7   4/15 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     10  5 1
 5/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)         249 200 10 55.5   5/ 3 OTTO'S DINER (96)        10  5 0
 6/ 6 SUMMERBORN (104)         102  82  8 55.4   6/ 2 FUCHI OWNED (54)         10  5 0
 7/ 7 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    304 252 10 54.7   7/11 WARMASTERS (15)           9  6 2
 8/ 8 FUCHI OWNED (54)         193 171  8 53.0   8/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)          9  6 0
 9/ 9 JUNGLELAND (103)         107  95  1 53.0   9/ 7 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       9  6 0
10/10 WARMASTERS (15)          287 266 24 51.9  10/13 SUMMERBORN (104)          8  7 2
11/12 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     274 258 13 51.5  11/12 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      8  7 1
12/11 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      287 272 13 51.3  12/ 8*O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)     8  7 1
13/13 OTTO'S DINER (96)        123 122  3 50.2  13/10 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      8  7 0
14/14 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)     106 114  2 48.2  14/18 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       7  8 1
15/15 LITERATE LOONS (40)      264 294 11 47.3  15/ 9 FURRY FURY (25)           7  8 0
16/17 THE RED BLADES (88)      127 147  7 46.4  16/20 THE RED BLADES (88)       6  8 0
17/16 FURRY FURY (25)          155 180  7 46.3  17/21 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     6  9 1
18/19*O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)     20  25  1 44.4  18/17 LITERATE LOONS (40)       6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     42  53  1 44.2  19/16 MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)       6  9 0
20/21 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      122 156  5 43.9  20/14 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        5 10 1
21/20 THE MONSANTIS (112)       45  60  2 42.9  21/22*DETHKLOK (119)            5 10 0
22/22 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)       126 170 13 42.6  22/25 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       4 11 0
23/23*DETHKLOK (119)            12  18  1 40.0  23/19 THE MONSANTIS (112)       4 11 0
24/24 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       45  70  4 39.1  24/23 PAPER TIGERS (114)        3  3 0
25/25 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       46  78  2 37.1  25/24 CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     2 10 1
26/26 PAPER TIGERS (114)        13  30  1 30.2  26-26 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       1  4 0
27/27*MMA WARRIORS (121)         4  24  0 14.3  27/27*MMA WARRIORS (121)        0 13 0

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

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THE STYLE MARKET--RIPPER STOCKS RISE AS TOTAL PARRY FALLS

The first full 10 turn analysis is out for the Shadowspire arena and the information
is a bit surprising.  Parry Ripostes have posted the best 10-turn win/loss record,
rising nearly 12 percent from their opening turns.  Falling 18 percent we find the
typically stalwart Total Parry.  This is a bit shocking considering that Shadowspire
has had two of the premier "Scummers" upon her sands with the Consortium
representative Agent and the master-schemer Manager.

Perhaps fewer fights for the Total Parry over the last 10 turns contributed to the
decline in performance and the reverse is true for the increased activity of Rippers.
Has the quality of Rippers improved in Shadowspire or has the quality of Total Parry
fallen?  Is the current trend more of a fluke than a sign of things to come?  Only
time will tell, but as one outer-worldly poet put it, "scoreboard don't lie!"

          Turns 1 - 10               Turns 101 - 110

     TP   184 -  84 -  0  (68.7)     PR    45 -  36 -  1 (55.6)
     WS   136 - 126 -  9  (51.9)     WS    59 -  48 -  1 (56.1)
     PL    56 -  56 -  3  (50.0)     LU    72 -  64 -  6 (52.9)
     AB    81 -  90 -  6  (47.4)     TP    75 -  73 -  0 (50.7)
     SL    90 - 105 -  6  (46.2)     ST   114 - 111 -  9 (50.7)
     ST   179 - 214 - 15  (45.5)     SL    55 -  56 -  7 (49.5)
     PR    27 -  35 -  7  (43.5)     AB    59 -  62 -  3 (48.8)
     LU   177 - 231 - 16  (43.4)     PL    25 -  37 -  1 (40.3)
     BA    93 - 134 - 12  (41.0)     BA    43 -  64 -  3 (40.2)
     PS    35 -  61 -  4  (36.5)     PS    24 -  44 -  3 (35.3)

On a positive note, Wall of Steel remained consistent and did not move from second
place, improving by a few percentage points.  Also on the positive side is the fact
that more styles posted winning records for the first 10 turns of the new century
mark.  Slashers improved slightly and only missed the 50 percent mark by half a
percentage point.  The most consistent of styles though continued to be the Basher
and Parry Strike.  This would be great news if the numbers were favoring the winning
side, but alas it is not so.

The kill percentage has also fallen in the land of no tournaments.  The first 10
turns saw a 7.37 kill rate, but only 5.95 over the previos 10 turns.  While the
numbers are down from the arena's initial turns, the kill percentage is up from the
previous decade which was 4.78 percent.

It should also be pointed out that the first 10 turns of Shadowspire are skewed.  The
newness of the arena drew many in the opening turns.  The first 10 turns of this
arena saw 2194 fights on the sands.  Turns 101 through 110 only witnessed 1166
fights.  Another factor is the "round-robin" talk among some of the managers that
have been in the arena since the early turns.  As managers graduate certain styles,
their designs will lean more towards the "missing" styles from their stables.  Add to
this the hypothesis that certain styles are easier to run from birth to graduation,
namely offensive styles versus the finesse defensive styles, and you have at least a
working theory on the current state of affairs in Shadowspire.

So what do the numbers mean?  Very little to the overall ebb and flow of the game.
There are so many factors that tie into win/loss percentage that it is hard to draw
solid, usable conclusions.  Factors influencing the numbers include random match ups,
managers' goals, managers' design tendencies, arena population, etc, etc.  What it
can do is show you what styles managers are running currently and give you a general
overview of the warrior quality for each style.  This inormation has to be weighed
with all the other factors to become usable.  Total Parry was the king for the first
100 turns of the arena.  While they have started out slow, it would be a mistake to
write them off.  You want to know this editor's advice?  Well, here goes--Rippers may
look like the hot commodity at the moment, but Total Parry has shown itself to be the
dependable choice.  Do not let small influxes in the numbers tell you otherwise!

SYP Editor

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I've got a rather scummy tactic going 1-1-1 P
APA Full and double medium shields
They're waiting tonight down in the weaponry
Next to the Shadowspire fields

Me and my manager Bartender built them straight out of scratch
And he stays with me from turn to turn
We only fight for the money, got no strings attached
We wait 'em up and then we let 'em burn

Tonight, tonight the sands are just right
I wanna blow 'em off in minute 63
Scummers are here and the time is right
For goin' duellin' stationarily

I avoid all the action I can see
And I cover my body with plate
When the challenging starts I go for every TP
And avoid everything from AB's to scummy wastes

Some foes they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
While I come home from work and wash up
And go duellin' stationarily

Tonight, tonight the sands are just right
I wanna blow 'em off in minute 63
Scummers are here and the time is right
For goin' duellin' stationarily

                                      SPY REPORT

     Olaf Modeen did the office notes for this spy report, handing out the same old
lines.  "Once again I've been called out of retirement"--ha!  He's retired?  As if!
     But he does occasionally catch a point worth noting.  He mentions that of Wolf 
and Man, for instance, shot up the ranks, as a team, from 15th to 4th.  Worthy of
note, indeed.  Doesn't matter if it's good luck or good management.  He further notes
that Furry Fury wen't 2-3.  Why is this remarkable?  It happens.  Warmasters went 4-
1, which is a good showing here in Shadowspire.  The competition is fierce.
     Porcupain had the greatest increase in recognition at 22 points.  Magic Rat had
the greatest loss at 18 points.  Same fight.  Guess who won?
     The outgoing duelmaster, Outlaw Pete, got the most challenges, seven of 'em.
Capital Cartel was most avoided, with Furry Fury avoiding them more than any other
team.
     Sixty-five fights today, and not ONE standby on the sands.  Well, unless you
count the Dark Arena artists--five of them.  I haven't check the actual numbers, but
my gut feeling is that we have more fights here than all the regional adm arenas
added together.  Which just proves that Shadowspire deserves a real spy report.  Ah,
where was I?  Right, sixty-five fights, no standbys.  Five Dark Arena challenges,
three bloodfeud challenges, thirty regular challenges (none TV, of course!).

A brief salute to those who were sent to the Dark Arena:
     ROUNDUP (81-1388) (5-9-0,31) of THE MONSANTIS DA challenged HIGH ELF (81-19) (0-
0-0,60) of DARK ARENA.  ROUNDUP was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 1
minute Dark Arena fight.
     JOHN F QUEENY (81-1429) (5-5-0,20) of THE MONSANTIS DA challenged WURM KIN (81-
27) (0-0-0,50) of DARK ARENA.  JOHN F QUEENY was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1
minute Dark Arena battle.
     CREVE COEUR (81-1565) (0-2-0,2) of THE MONSANTIS DA challenged HIGH ELF (81-19)
(0-0-0,60) of DARK ARENA.  CREVE COEUR was easily killed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute
Dark Arena match.
     SIX (81-1593) (0-0-0,0) of LA PENTARCHIE DA challenged HIGH ELF (81-19) (0-0-
0,60) of DARK ARENA.  SIX was slain by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
     SEND HIM HOME (81-1581) (0-0-0,0) of CORPORATE IDIOTS DA challenged HIGH ELF
(81-19) (0-0-0,60) of DARK ARENA.  SEND HIM HOME luckily killed HIGH ELF in a crowd
pleasing 4 minute Dark Arena duel.  This Send Him Home dude is a tough one!  Watch
out for him, people.

The Bloodfeud challenges:
     SHILLELAGH TOR (81-1294) (14-15-0,57) of THE RED BLADES bloodfeuded CHARLES
MARTEL (81-1346) (11-9-1,73) of DARQUE AGES.  Up 16.  SHILLELAGH TOR was demolished
by CHARLES MARTEL in a 1 minute Bloodfeud competition.  Embarrassing.
     BUNNY FOO FOO (81-1476) (6-2-0,52) of FUZZY BUNNIES bloodfeuded KILGORE (81-863)
(5-6-1,29) of BATTLE GRUNTS.  Down 23.  BUNNY FOO FOO was viciously subdued by
KILGORE in a 2 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.  Seriously embarrassing.
     LEELA (81-1225) (1-4-0,7) of BATTLE GRUNTS bloodfeuded NO DICE SON (81-1559) (1-
2-1,26) of SUMMERBORN.  Up 19.  LEELA was overpowered by NO DICE SON in a 1 minute
mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.  No surprise here.
     Every bloodfeud was a loss for the feuder.  What the heck?  Aren't you guys
taking it seriously?

Twenty-seven random matches.  Do I want to cover all of them today?  Let me just skim
through here and see if there's anything of special interest.  Hmm.  Lots of, well,
some, new entries....  At least one fight in the double-digit minites.  At least one
death....  Yeah, better list 'em all.  Just in case.
     EARTH ELEMENTAL (81-1592) (0-0-0,0) of MONSTER MANUAL fought TOTORO (81-1594)
(0-0-0,0) of FUZZY BUNNIES.  EARTH ELEMENTAL beat TOTORO in a 2 minute novice's
struggle.  And here I thought bunnies could burrow into the earth.
     SAXO GRAMMATICUS (81-1590) (0-0-0,0) of DARQUE AGES fought WAST OF SPACE (81-
1582) (0-0-0,0) of CORPORATE IDIOTS.  SAXO GRAMMATICUS handily defeated WAST OF SPACE
in a 1 minute mismatched battle.  Appropriate.  Some would say that's what listing
all these random matches is.  A waste of space.  Not my problem.
     CAZADOR (81-1578) (0-1-0,1) of DRAGONBANE GUILD fought SCREAMER (81-1589) (0-0-
0,0) of BATTLE GRUNTS.  CAZADOR was beaten by SCREAMER in an exciting 3 minute
beginner's fight.  Next time, earmuffs.
     TRUMAN CAPOTE (81-1577) (0-1-0,1) of LITERATE LOONS fought LOCA SAN WICHEZ (81-
1586) (0-1-0,1) of MMA WARRIORS.  TRUMAN CAPOTE outwaited LOCA SAN WICHEZ in a
tiresome 11 minute amateur's conflict.  Well, that's Capote for you.  A prosy old
bore.
     BRAIN BARWIN (81-1571) (0-1-0,1) of MMA WARRIORS fought REXCE (81-1585) (1-0-
0,10) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  BRAIN BARWIN was viciously subdued by REXCE in a 4 minute
gory novice's struggle.  Is this an indication that brains are a handicap?
     TYDEUS (81-1539) (2-2-0,18) of ARCHAIC CHAOS fought MAXENTIUS (81-1591) (0-0-
0,0) of WARMASTERS.  TYDEUS was devastated by MAXENTIUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
Bad show, Tydeus.

     SUNTAN (81-1566) (2-0-1,23) of SUMMERBORN fought BOUNCY BUNNY (81-1587) (1-0-
0,6) of FUZZY BUNNIES.  SUNTAN was demolished by BOUNCY BUNNY in a 1 minute
mismatched battle.  Narrow-minded of both of them.  Debby Tonte manages to combine
those qualities, after all.
     SPORK (81-1562) (3-0-0,10) of OTTO'S DINER fought FOREST GRIFFIN (81-1595) (0-0-
0,0) of MMA WARRIORS.  SPORK bested FOREST GRIFFIN in a 2 minute amateur's fight.
Are we surprised?  No, except that it took Spork a whole two minutes.
     COL. KURTZ (81-862) (4-7-0,19) of BATTLE GRUNTS fought KNUT SUNDERHELM (81-1569)
(1-1-0,7) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  COL. KURTZ was butchered by KNUT SUNDERHELM in a 1
minute one-sided battle.  Now, THIS one was a surprise.  What is the inner story of
this, I wonder?  Surely it can't be the old business of the Colonel and Knut's
sister?  That was months ago!
     POLI SARCHIS (81-1550) (6-5-0,23) of MIDDLE WAY 12 fought LEA '2 MACHO' IDA (81-
1570) (0-1-0,1) of MMA WARRIORS.  POLI SARCHIS devastated LEA '2 MACHO' IDA in a 1
minute one-sided conflict.  I would certainly hope so!  If Poli'd flubbed this one,
well... Jorja wouldn't have sent her to the Dark Arena, but there are managers who
would have.
     MURDERFACE (81-1518) (1-4-0,7) of DETHKLOK fought LIZARD MAN (81-1544) (0-3-0,3)
of MONSTER MANUAL.  MURDERFACE beat LIZARD MAN in a 2 minute conflict.  A well-
matched pair.

     GROWLER (81-908) (4-4-2,23) of BATTLE GRUNTS fought NIKUS (81-1583) (1-0-1,16)
of OF WOLF AND MAN.  GROWLER was demolished by NIKUS in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
Spend less time growling and grunting and more time fighting, Growler.
     FIVE (81-1572) (2-0-1,33) of LA PENTARCHIE fought TOKI (81-1517) (2-3-0,9) of
DETHKLOK.  FIVE slimly won victory over TOKI in a 2 minute bout.  Nothing like a slim
victory to catch the eyes of the ladies in the stands.
     SAFFORD (81-1564) (2-0-0,28) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought ZIGGY PIKE (81-1487) (1-
8-0,11) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  SAFFORD overcame ZIGGY PIKE in an exciting 2 minute
brutal duel.  Looks like both these gladiators have streaks going.
     TOM WOLFE (81-1467) (5-6-1,26) of LITERATE LOONS fought TYGER (81-1421) (5-10-
0,30) of PAPER TIGERS.  TOM WOLFE was overpowered by TYGER in a 1 minute one-sided
fray.  Maybe this Tyger is ready to come into his own.  Or whosever own he can get.
     MALLE PENNELIS (81-1553) (7-6-0,27) of MIDDLE WAY 12 fought LIZZIE DUSK (81-
1538) (3-2-0,13) of THE RED BLADES.  MALLE PENNELIS was overpowered by LIZZIE DUSK in
a 1 minute one-sided duel.  So much for the prowess of the pasta king.

     STALKING STUFFR (81-1493) (3-5-0,25) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS fought SKWISGAAR (81-
1515) (2-3-0,16) of DETHKLOK.  STALKING STUFFR killed SKWISGAAR in a 1 minute brutal
fight.  So, Skwisgaar is killed by a stalker?  It's tough.  Brutal stockings.  I have
often felt that way about socks myself.
     PETRONIUS (81-1434) (7-6-2,30) of WARMASTERS fought GEORGIA ST PIERRE (81-1531)
(1-4-0,7) of MMA WARRIORS.  PETRONIUS handily defeated GEORGIA ST PIERRE in a 3
minute one-sided conflict.  I should certainly hope so!  Good cess to Georgia, by the
way, holding out for three minutes.  That took grit.
     LUGG OPAR (81-1548) (6-7-0,42) of MIDDLE WAY 12 fought NATHAN (81-1519) (3-2-
1,25) of DETHKLOK.  LUGG OPAR was devastated by NATHAN in a 1 minute mismatched
match.  Bah.  This Opar is a fool.
     SNACKPACK (81-1466) (6-4-0,49) of FUCHI OWNED fought SISI BA-NETERU (81-1488)
(5-4-2,44) of THE RED BLADES.  SNACKPACK vanquished SISI BA-NETERU in a 1 minute one-
sided conflict.  It was probably the ziplock function.
     '71 MACH ONE (81-952) (11-7-0,62) of AMERICAN MUSCLE fought JAKLAK (81-1430) (7-
7-0,40) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  '71 MACH ONE was unbelievably bested by JAKLAK in an
exciting 4 minute bloody struggle.  We congratulate Jaklak for his pigheaded
determination to win.

     LIGDISH BANG (81-983) (12-25-0,64) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought WONDERFACE (81-
1522) (5-1-0,45) of LA PENTARCHIE.  LIGDISH BANG was overpowered by WONDERFACE in a 1
minute uneven battle.  I once knew a dish that went bang.  Eggs, as it happened.  You
can't boil an egg in a quarter cup of water for an hour without a bang.  Wonderface
must have decided to avoid that.
     A.E. HOUSMAN (81-1306) (17-10-1,82) of LITERATE LOONS fought PIZZARRHEA (81-
1348) (14-8-1,67) of OTTO'S DINER.  A.E. HOUSMAN overcame PIZZARRHEA in a 1 minute
veteran's duel.  It happens.  Nearly everyone can overcome a pizza, given a running
start.
     HEINRIK (81-1257) (16-19-1,108) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought NIN QUAYNE (81-1552)
(9-4-0,85) of MIDDLE WAY 12.  HEINRIK overpowered NIN QUAYNE in a 1 minute one-sided
competition.  No surprise in this one.
     '69 FAIRLANE COBRA (81-1007) (11-3-1,105) of AMERICAN MUSCLE fought NARYAK (81-
1296) (17-12-1,94) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  '69 FAIRLANE COBRA was subdued by NARYAK in a
1 minute conflict.  But not, you will note, a one sided conflict.  This means
something.  What, I don't know, but something.
     FIMNAR (81-1053) (22-29-1,96) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought ZEVRAN (81-1258) (17-17-
1,97) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  FIMNAR was handily defeated by ZEVRAN in a 1 minute one-
sided fight.  Seems like we've had a little run of Longbeards here, and I guess I'd
better mention that in these fights they went 2-1.  There are almost bound to be a
couple more Longbeards around, but I don't see 'em at the moment.

So!  The challenges!  Now we're getting to meat.
     SUBPRIME RIB (81-1567) (1-1-0,4) of OTTO'S DINER challenged TEST IDIOT (81-1520)
(1-3-0,6) of CORPORATE IDIOTS.  Up 2.  SUBPRIME RIB demolished TEST IDIOT in a 4
minute brutal mismatched Challenge match.  Tricky when the Tester is vegetarian, but
perseverance counts, too.
     AENEAS (81-1558) (1-2-0,5) of ARCHAIC CHAOS challenged HARRISON (81-1584) (1-0-
0,11) of FUCHI OWNED.  Up 6.  AENEAS vanquished HARRISON in a 1 minute mismatched
Challenge fight.  Aeneas had to finish it quickly; he's got to found Rome.  Not
something you can do in your spare time, you know.
     DAWN CERES (81-1573) (1-1-0,15) of THE RED BLADES challenged PICKLES (81-1540)
(2-2-0,23) of DETHKLOK.  Up 8.  DAWN CERES overcame PICKLES in a 2 minute amateur's
Challenge match.  I've often found a hefty dose of mayo will overcome the pickles.
     JUNEBUG (81-1543) (2-1-0,16) of SUMMERBORN challenged OAKHURST (81-1509) (5-2-
0,17) of THE MONSANTIS.  Down 1.  JUNEBUG overpowered OAKHURST in a 1 minute one-
sided Challenge bout.  Ha.  People think of junebugs as "innocent," but they are NOT.
They'll eat your raspberries right off the canes.
     LAMIA (81-1568) (1-1-0,9) of MONSTER MANUAL challenged WALKER PERCY (81-1474)
(3-7-0,16) of LITERATE LOONS.  Up 7.  LAMIA was demolished by WALKER PERCY in a 1
minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Good going, Walker.

     MR WIGGLES (81-1477) (3-5-0,14) of FUZZY BUNNIES challenged SILENT KNIGHT (81-
1497) (4-4-0,16) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS.  Up 2.  MR WIGGLES easily killed SILENT KNIGHT
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Easily?  How could this be easy?  Why could
this be easy?
     HAROLD ANGEL (81-1494) (2-6-0,12) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS challenged GLOOM (81-1528)
(4-2-0,28) of FUCHI OWNED.  Up 16.  HAROLD ANGEL was overpowered by GLOOM in a 1
minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Good try, Harold, but I hope you weren't surprised
at the outcome?
     VELVETEEN (81-1431) (4-6-0,18) of FUZZY BUNNIES challenged EYE (81-1419) (4-11-
0,23) of PAPER TIGERS.  Up 5.  VELVETEEN narrowly defeated EYE in a 2 minute gruesome
Challenge competition.  Bunny beats tiger has to be right up there with man bites
dog.
     EREKEK ZEZERUB (81-1547) (3-0-0,33) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged KIRLUA NORIS
(81-1549) (9-4-0,33) of MIDDLE WAY 12.  Straight across.  EREKEK ZEZERUB was handily
defeated by KIRLUA NORIS in a 1 minute Challenge bout.  I've often wondered how the
Commission chooses its adverbs.  What made this a "handy" victory, anyway?
     SAVIOR STRENGTH (81-1535) (3-2-0,31) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS challenged BENEDICT (81-
1470) (5-5-0,32) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Up 1.  SAVIOR STRENGTH was viciously subdued by
BENEDICT in a 2 minute Challenge bout.  Looks like Benedict really isn't into saving
things.

     TALL FALL (81-1534) (3-2-0,30) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged TURIN (81-1486) (5-
4-0,31) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Up 1.  TALL FALL was defeated by TURIN in a 1 minute
Challenge match.  Experience?  Style advantages?  Hard to tell.
     JOHANN ECK (81-1560) (2-1-0,29) of DARQUE AGES challenged WEE TREE KING (81-
1495) (6-2-0,38) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS.  Up 9.  JOHANN ECK was overpowered by WEE TREE
KING in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  I heard an orderly say that Johann
looked like a tree had fallen on him.
     DOPPLEGANGER (81-1382) (8-11-0,35) of MONSTER MANUAL challenged HOLY SHIITAKE
(81-1433) (9-4-0,54) of OTTO'S DINER.  Up 19.  DOPPLEGANGER won victory over HOLY
SHIITAKE in a 2 minute Challenge match.  After all, there were two against Holy.  One
Doppleganger the first minute, and the other one the second minute.
     FLACCUS (81-1455) (5-7-1,44) of WARMASTERS challenged SQUASHAPILLAR (81-1478)
(5-5-1,42) of FURRY FURY.  Down 2.  FLACCUS defeated SQUASHAPILLAR in a 2 minute
Challenge fight.  Squashed indeed.
     ALP ARSLAN (81-1473) (6-3-0,51) of DARQUE AGES challenged BIG BONES BILLIE (81-
1442) (8-5-0,60) of JUNGLELAND.  Up 9.  ALP ARSLAN was defeated by BIG BONES BILLIE
in a 2 minute Challenge match.  Dem bones, dem bones, dem BIIIG bones!

     ARCHON (81-1390) (11-7-0,40) of OF WOLF AND MAN challenged PANDERA PAX (81-1406)
(7-7-0,40) of ARCHAIC CHAOS.  Straight across.  ARCHON won victory over PANDERA PAX
in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge fray.  A well-matched pair, and an
entertaining fight.  I especially liked the part where they fighting and leaped
through flaming hopes.  Quite an eye-opener.
     HIPPODAMEIA (81-1468) (6-2-1,45) of ARCHAIC CHAOS challenged MADAM MARIE (81-
1356) (15-7-0,64) of JUNGLELAND.  Up 19.  HIPPODAMEIA viciously subdued MADAM MARIE
in a popular 4 minute Challenge match.  A salute to Hippodameia, that was a tough
one.
     CREIDDY LAD (81-1484) (5-4-1,39) of SUMMERBORN challenged SUICIDE SEED (81-1402)
(6-7-2,54) of THE MONSANTIS.  Up 15.  CREIDDY LAD was beaten by SUICIDE SEED in a 1
minute Challenge fight.  And now we all wait with bated breath to see whether the
seed has taken root.  WILL the Lad take the plunge, or NOT?
     CICERO (81-1266) (17-13-0,64) of WARMASTERS challenged ANGEROO (81-1452) (10-2-
0,62) of FURRY FURY.  Down 2.  CICERO outwaited ANGEROO in a unpopular 19 minute
Challenge competition.  True, nineteen minutes was on the long side.  Ten minutes,
sure, time go grab a beer or a hotdog, or both, but nineteen...?  And it started to
rain about then, too.
     PATROCLUS (81-1410) (10-3-1,61) of ARCHAIC CHAOS challenged FIDGET (81-1403)
(10-7-2,60) of LA PENTARCHIE.  Down 1.  PATROCLUS was overpowered by FIDGET in a 1
minute one-sided Challenge match.  Some people can't stand it when others begin to
twitch.  But you think THIS was bad, Pat, you should see what it's like with TWO
fidgetters and a fussbudget.

     JAGER VON DRACHEN (81-1341) (14-9-0,65) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged '68 ROAD
RUNNER (81-747) (20-12-0,78) of AMERICAN MUSCLE.  Up 13.  JAGER VON DRACHEN was
narrowly defeated by '68 ROAD RUNNER in a 9 minute bout.  Any kin to a coyote, Jager?
     PORCUPAIN (81-1453) (6-6-1,57) of FURRY FURY challenged MAGIC RAT (81-1317) (15-
12-0,76) of JUNGLELAND.  Up 19.  PORCUPAIN devastated MAGIC RAT in a 1 minute
mismatched Challenge brawl.  This was the fight that generated the biggest changes in
the rankings.
     SINISTER SNOOPY (81-1069) (19-27-0,84) of FURRY FURY challenged VICTOR (81-1369)
(12-8-1,97) of WARMASTERS.  Up 13.  SINISTER SNOOPY bested VICTOR in an exciting 3
minute expert's Challenge duel.  Why was this one exciting?  Beats me.  True, the
mutt was all over the place, teeth clicking horribly, but I would have called it...
terrifying.
     MARCO POLO (81-1375) (12-5-1,68) of DARQUE AGES challenged KISS MY GRITS (81-
1252) (23-13-0,91) of OTTO'S DINER.  Up 23.  MARCO POLO slimly lost to KISS MY GRITS
in an action packed 13 minute Challenge fight.  Thirteen minutes is "slim"?  How DO
they come up with these descriptors?
     ZOG CORNERSTONE (81-1319) (13-13-0,68) of LA PENTARCHIE challenged '66 CORVETTE
(81-1036) (8-4-2,77) of AMERICAN MUSCLE.  Up 9.  ZOG CORNERSTONE was savagely
defeated by '66 CORVETTE in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.  If you think a mere
cornerstone will stop a 'vette, you clearly need to think again.  That is a HOT car.

     BOBBY JEAN (81-1197) (21-19-0,83) of JUNGLELAND challenged SUPVSR (81-1083) (11-
8-0,86) of CORPORATE IDIOTS.  Up 3.  BOBBY JEAN handily defeated SUPVSR in a 1 minute 
one-sided Challenge contest.  I bet she swings a mean goldbrick, too.
     VACA (81-1210) (20-16-1,95) of SUMMERBORN challenged MACEO (81-928) (15-10-
1,125) of FUCHI OWNED.  Up 30.  VACA savagely defeated MACEO in an exciting 3 minute
bloody veteran's Challenge fight.  Whoa!  This Vaca is one mean cow!
     BOWTIE BOB (81-930) (15-10-1,95) of FUCHI OWNED challenged VIRGINIA WOOLF (81-
1263) (13-19-1,106) of LITERATE LOONS.  Up 11.  BOWTIE BOB defeated VIRGINIA WOOLF in
a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.  First time I've ever seen a wolf strangled
with a bowtie.
     NYDERAWYN (81-1046) (16-16-0,99) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged OUTLAW PETE (81-
1200) (28-12-0,113) of JUNGLELAND.  Up 14.  NYDERAWYN was unbelievably bested by
OUTLAW PETE in a 6 minute Challenge duel.  This was the Most Challenge Outlaw Pete
who won, former duelmaster, now Lord Protector.  I had no trouble believing in his
victory.
     SHAVIOLA (81-1322) (19-7-0,100) of OF WOLF AND MAN challenged PIT FIEND (81-
1344) (13-9-1,102) of MONSTER MANUAL.  Up 2.  SHAVIOLA defeated PIT FIEND in an
action packed 1 minute expert's Challenge melee.  Probably the holy water.

For the title, a random match:
     '08 CHALLENGER (81-920) (13-7-2,130) of AMERICAN MUSCLE fought MADDENED MEERKAT
(81-1134) (12-31-0,67) of FURRY FURY.  '08 CHALLENGER savagely defeated MADDENED
MEERKAT in a 2 minute veteran's Title duel.  Hey, I never said it was a FAIR random
match.  Congratulations to the aptly named Challenger.

                                       Larkin

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '08 CHALLENGER 920           14   7  2   132       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEINRIK 1257                 17  19  1   118       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 VACA 1210                    21  16  1   109       SUMMERBORN (104)
 SHAVIOLA 1322                20   7  0   107       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 ZEVRAN 1258                  18  17  1   107       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 NARYAK 1296                  18  12  1   106       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-PRONATE 1320                 16   9  2   106       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 BOWTIE BOB 930               16  10  1   106       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 SINISTER SNOOPY 1069         20  27  0   101       FURRY FURY (25)
 NYDERAWYN 1046               16  17  0   101       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 PIT FIEND 1344               13  10  1    98       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 FIMNAR 1053                  22  30  1    97       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BOBBY JEAN 1197              22  19  0    97       JUNGLELAND (103)
 VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263          13  20  1    94       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 '69 FAIRLANE COBRA 1007      11   4  1    94       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 KISS MY GRITS 1252           24  13  0    93       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 MACEO 928                    15  11  1    93       FUCHI OWNED (54)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A.E. HOUSMAN 1306            18  10  1    86       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 VICTOR 1369                  12   9  1    86       WARMASTERS (15)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747          21  12  0    83       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 '66 CORVETTE 1036             9   4  2    83       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346          12   9  1    79       DARQUE AGES (29)
 NIN QUAYNE 1552               9   5  0    79       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 PORCUPAIN 1453                7   6  1    79       FURRY FURY (25)
 MARCO POLO 1375              12   6  1    75       DARQUE AGES (29)
 FIDGET 1403                  11   7  2    75       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SUPVSR 1083                  11   9  0    75       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134        12  32  0    72       FURRY FURY (25)
 CICERO 1266                  18  13  0    69       WARMASTERS (15)
 PIZZARRHEA 1348              14   9  1    68       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 ZOG CORNERSTONE 1319         13  14  0    67       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341       14  10  0    66       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BIG BONES BILLIE 1442         9   5  0    66       JUNGLELAND (103)
 HIPPODAMEIA 1468              7   2  1    66       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 WONDERFACE 1522               6   1  0    66       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 LIGDISH BANG 983             12  26  0    62       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 SNACKPACK 1466                7   4  0    60       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 MAGIC RAT 1317               15  13  0    58       JUNGLELAND (103)
 SHILLELAGH TOR 1294          14  16  0    58       THE RED BLADES (88)
 JAKLAK 1430                   8   7  0    58       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGEROO 1452                 10   3  0    56       FURRY FURY (25)
 SUICIDE SEED 1402             7   7  2    56       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 DOPPLEGANGER 1382             9  11  0    54       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 MADAM MARIE 1356             15   8  0    53       JUNGLELAND (103)
 PATROCLUS 1410               10   4  1    51       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 '71 MACH ONE 952             11   8  0    49       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 KILGORE 863                   6   6  1    49       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 FLACCUS 1455                  6   7  1    49       WARMASTERS (15)
 ALP ARSLAN 1473               6   4  0    49       DARQUE AGES (29)
 WEE TREE KING 1495            7   2  0    47       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 KIRLUA NORIS 1549            10   4  0    46       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 ARCHON 1390                  12   7  0    45       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-GUTTER BALL 1361             12   8  0    44       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 NATHAN 1519                   4   2  1    44       DETHKLOK (119)
 HOLY SHIITAKE 1433            9   5  0    39       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-PUNT 1366                     8  11  0    39       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 PANDERA PAX 1406              7   8  0    39       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 BENEDICT 1470                 6   5  0    39       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 TYGER 1421                    6  10  0    39       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 SQUASHAPILLAR 1478            5   6  1    39       FURRY FURY (25)
-OFFICE BRWN NOSER 1114       10   8  0    38       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 CREIDDY LAD 1484              5   5  1    38       SUMMERBORN (104)
 TURIN 1486                    6   4  0    37       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SISI BA-NETERU 1488           5   5  2    36       THE RED BLADES (88)
 BUNNY FOO FOO 1476            6   3  0    35       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 GLOOM 1528                    5   2  0    35       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 FIVE 1572                     3   0  1    35       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 PETRONIUS 1434                8   6  2    34       WARMASTERS (15)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEND HIM HOME 1581            1   0  1    33       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 SAFFORD 1564                  3   0  0    32       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 LIZZIE DUSK 1538              4   2  0    31       THE RED BLADES (88)
 NO DICE SON 1559              2   2  1    31       SUMMERBORN (104)
 NIKUS 1583                    2   0  1    30       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 STALKING STUFFR 1493          4   5  1    29       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 MR WIGGLES 1477               4   5  1    29       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 JUNEBUG 1543                  3   1  0    29       SUMMERBORN (104)
 MALLE PENNELIS 1553           7   7  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 POLI SARCHIS 1550             7   5  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELVETEEN 1431                5   6  0    27       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 LUGG OPAR 1548                6   8  0    26       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 TALL FALL 1534                3   3  0    26       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 SAVIOR STRENGTH 1535          3   3  0    26       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 BOUNCY BUNNY 1587             2   0  0    26       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 EREKEK ZEZERUB 1547           3   1  0    25       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 DAWN CERES 1573               2   1  0    25       THE RED BLADES (88)
 WALKER PERCY 1474             4   7  0    24       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 EYE 1419                      4  12  0    24       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569          2   1  1    24       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM WOLFE 1467                5   7  1    23       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 JOHANN ECK 1560               2   2  0    23       DARQUE AGES (29)
-BANK SHOT 1471                5   4  0    19       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 GROWLER 908                   4   5  2    19       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 AENEAS 1558                   2   2  0    19       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 MAXENTIUS 1591                1   0  0    19       WARMASTERS (15)
 OAKHURST 1509                 5   3  0    18       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 SUBPRIME RIB 1567             2   1  0    16       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-OZYMADIAS NIX 1507            3   4  0    15       THE RED BLADES (88)
 REXCE 1585                    2   0  0    14       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 PICKLES 1540                  2   3  0    14       DETHKLOK (119)
 HAROLD ANGEL 1494             2   7  0    13       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 SPORK 1562                    4   0  0    12       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 ZIGGY PIKE 1487               1   9  0    12       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 TOKI 1517                     2   4  0    11       DETHKLOK (119)
 MURDERFACE 1518               2   4  0    11       DETHKLOK (119)
 SAXO GRAMMATICUS 1590         1   0  0    11       DARQUE AGES (29)
 TYDEUS 1539                   2   3  0     9       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 SCREAMER 1589                 1   0  0     9       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 SUNTAN 1566                   2   1  1     8       SUMMERBORN (104)
 LEELA 1225                    1   5  0     8       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 GEORGIA ST PIERRE 1531        1   5  0     8       MMA WARRIORS (121)
 TEST IDIOT 1520               1   4  0     7       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 LAMIA 1568                    1   2  0     5       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 EARTH ELEMENTAL 1592          1   0  0     5       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 HARRISON 1584                 1   1  0     4       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 TRUMAN CAPOTE 1577            1   1  0     4       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 LIZARD MAN 1544               0   4  0     4       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BRAIN BARWIN 1571             0   2  0     2       MMA WARRIORS (121)
 LEA '2 MACHO' IDA 1570        0   2  0     2       MMA WARRIORS (121)
 CAZADOR 1578                  0   2  0     2       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LOCA SAN WICHEZ 1586          0   2  0     2       MMA WARRIORS (121)
-HOOK 1576                     0   1  0     1       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 FOREST GRIFFIN 1595           0   1  0     1       MMA WARRIORS (121)
 WAST OF SPACE 1582            0   1  0     1       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
-CREASE 1459                   0   1  0     1       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 TOTORO 1594                   0   1  0     1       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
-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?
COL. KURTZ 862          4  8 0 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569  112   
SCUMPUNCHER 1546        2  1 0 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     NO DICE SON 1559      111   
HR 1039                10  8 0 CORPORATE IDIOTS 92  VICTOR 1369           110   
HIGH ELF                0  0 0 DARK ARENA           SEND HIM HOME 1581    112  NONE
SKWISGAAR 1515          2  4 0 DETHKLOK 119         STALKING STUFFR 1493  112   
CYRIL WYRMSLAYER 1267  15 15 1 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13  CLASSIC NAPALM 1262   110  NONE
TRIXIE BUNNY 1537       0  2 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    KILGORE 863           109  REVENGED
CLASSIC NAPALM 1262    17 15 1 LA PENTARCHIE 11     '08 CHALLENGER 920    111   
SIX 1593                0  1 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     HIGH ELF              112  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GORE VIDAL 1555         1  1 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    GROWLER 908           110  REVENGED
GRAHAM GREENE 1435      4  6 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    NATHAN 1519           108  REVENGED
ANIMAL EDGE 1532        2  3 0 MMA WARRIORS 121     NIKUS 1583            111   
CYBORG SANTA 1529       1  3 0 MMA WARRIORS 121     SUNTAN 1566           110   
TIAMAT 1504             5  2 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    FLACCUS 1455          110   
SILENT KNIGHT 1497      4  5 0 O' HOLY KNIGHTS 118  MR WIGGLES 1477       112   
ANGRY SALAD 1432        6  4 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      PRONATE 1320          108  REVENGED
ELILAD 1055            18 11 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 85   BOWTIE BOB 930        109  REVENGED
CREVE COEUR 1565        0  3 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    HIGH ELF              112  NONE
JOHN F QUEENY 1429      5  6 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    WURM KIN              112  NONE
LIFE PATENT 1340        7  9 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    FIDGET 1403           108  REVENGED
ROUNDUP 1388            5 10 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    HIGH ELF              112  NONE
ISIS BLOODSTONE 1475    4  4 0 THE RED BLADES 88    CHARLES MARTEL 1346   109   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Osksi Noble -- C'mon, man, one shot to the chest and you give up, only to die two
days later in the infirmary.  Gotta love killin' NPCs. -- Almighty Bob

     There are times when it is satisfying, I admit.  But it makes it more difficult
     to hire replacements, and it's already hard. -- Arenamaster Jame Rinvar

Siolazeela -- I felt like I was looking in a mirror; you're not a doppleganger are
you?  Let's avoid each other and take out the mighty TPs in this arena. -- Vogon
Jeltz

Dora -- Not enough people use the Morning Star these days; I was surprised it did
enough damage to take you down.  It will probably break the next time I use it.  This
arena fighting is no way to utilize my unfathomable intellect, I am not a Battle Bot.
-- Marvin, more depressed than usual

Dogmeat -- Sorry about the shots to the head, ol' mate, but after you broke my
scimitar I had to take you down quickly with that little old dagger.  C'mon back to
the Heart of Gold and the pints are on me.

Purple Pig -- I think I heard Howard Cosell in the stands shouting "Down Goes Piggy,
Down Goes Piggy!" -- Arthur Dent

Gloom -- What a good match-up for you!  A little uneven this time, but these things
happen. -- Aeneas

Cazador -- That is not the weapon for you, my friend.  Perhaps I could interest you
in something more manageable, like a maul or halbard? -- Tydeus

Fidget -- You guys at La Pentooch really need to expand your horizons and challenge
different teams, meet new people.  Good skill learns, though. -- Pandera Pax

Roundup -- Next time you should try a different weapon.  Something that doesn't
resemble an over-sized hat pin, perhaps? -- Hippodameia

Suicide Seed --  Really, you keep fighting like that and you ARE suicidal! --
Patroclus

The Monsantis -- The only up side about being challenged so heavily by one team is
beating all their challenges.  I thank you for that. -- Kid Arcane

Strange days going on!  Classic Napalm, still a gentle lamb, gets killed after
killing.  Some said it could be the KoG, but Grimm denies...  Five crushes the High
Elf after dodging the DA.  What a guy!  He deserved his place, at least for a few
turns...  Now, Six coming.. DA still needed alas.

Dear Pandera Pax, Zog is a dummy, I can only concur, but what about me? -- Fidget

Spring is here.  Time to sweep up.  11-19 over 6 turns.  Hmmm.

Patroculus -- That isn't even your armor and you know it.  Thanks for the parry
skill.  That did more damage to me than your actual parries to my fists. -- Suicide
Seed

Alp Arslan -- Very nicely done!  Two Shots is very impressive!  I am not quite ready
to change up my strategy just yet, maybe in the future we can duel again! -- Archon

Magic Rat -- Hrmm, you were one of the few people I did not want to fight.  I think I
am beyond most in the arena and am ready for greatness now!  Of course now that I say
that someone will kill me. -- Shaviola

MMA Warriors -- Nikus stands ready for your bloodfued.  While we never regret killing
a warrior on the arena sands, a new manager in Shadowspire is always welcome and we
wish it had been another manager's warrior.  We salute you and hope you remain and
tough it out, I promise it will get better. -- Tripwire

Mr Wiggles -- I like it!  I like it a lot! -- Benedict

Sinister Snoopy -- I figured you wouldn't be defensive and I was correct!  I have to
speed it up even more next time we meet, that was almost a disaster. -- Zevran

Hippodameia -- I hope you keep laughing.  I will see you on the sands soon enough. --
Benedict

Outlaw Pete -- If my challenge goes through it is the end of your reign. -- Zevran

Leela -- Didn't think I could parry and riposte, did ya?  Don't mess with a Lamia

Skwisgaar -- Hey, that'sss my brother'sss name.  He beat me up a lot, too. -- Lizard
Man amazed at his 0-3 start

Flaccus -- You scum...good job waiting me out. -- Doppleganger

A new page in the Monster Manual shows up...Beware the Earth Elemental.

Pit Fiend -- Don't worry about the loss.  I'm soon out of here and you young guys can
take over. -- Outlaw Pete

Punt -- With that record you're something of an oddity on your team.  And I didn't
make things any better for you, either. -- Madam Marie

Vaca -- You're much too good to still be around down in basic.  Suppose it's all the
scum and strikers that are holding you back.  I wish they didn't! -- Bobby Jean

Shaviola -- Now, that is impressive.  I didn't think you'd have a chance against me
considering the styles we represent.  Little did I know. -- Magic Rat

Wee Tree King -- I thought you were a ripper.  Now, where did I get that idea from.
Well, as the mathematicians say, big > wee. -- Big Bones Billie

All -- Sorry about not writing up a Duelmaster's column last turn.  This turn is not
much better.  Hope you will be okay with a little Springsteen travesty.  And farewell
to you all.  It's been great fun duelling with you. -- Outlaw Pete

Jaklak -- Not yet.  But soon. -- Turin

Ozymandius Nix -- Getting me once wasn't enough?  Had to take advantage twice?  I'll
have to remember that whenever I start winning fights! -- Ziggy

Gutter Ball -- I think the key is if I stand in the middle of the arena, you can't
seem to figure out where I am.  You kept heading for the edges of the arena.  Which
was odd, as I wasn't there.  But when you're distracted like that it makes it easy to
get a few licks in.  Thanks for the win. -- Jager

Hook -- Ahhh....win #1.  It is good to get the first one out of the way!  Thanks for
getting my career headed in the right direction! -- Knut

Tydeus -- That will be more difficult to accomplish next time.  But for now, a nice
win for you. -- Cazador

Over the last couple of turns we have had Jungleland and Philanthropists top 110
wins.  Now Summerborn is knocking on the door.  Congratulations to these teams for
the accomplishment!  And congrats to Shadowspire--hosting eightteen 100-win teams is
quite the accomplishment! -- Nomad and the Guild

Farewell and congratualtions to Lord Protector and Duelmaster Outlaw Pete--we hardly
knew you! -- Nomad and the Guild

Wonderface -- Wonderful!  Awesome!!  Great!!! Stupendous!!!! I got anther Loss!!!!!
Hooraay!!!!!!  You, sir, are a boob!!!!!!!! -- Stalking Stuffr

Pickles -- Pickles?!  I lost to a guy named Pickles?  Oh, the shame of it all. --
Harold Angel

Big Bones Billie -- He's so big.  <yea yea yea>  He's not small.  <no no no>  Big man
make tree go boom. -- Wee Tree King been felled

Johann EEEEECK -- Guess I wasn't so quiet during that fight. -- Silent Knight

Bank Shot -- I guess we must have a very good interest rate at your bank.  <CHA-
CHING> -- Savior Strength

Shadowspire -- This is our last turn as an unchartered team so help us make it a
memorable one. -- O'Holy Knights

Vanek -- Just remember, live by the sword DIE by the sword of the other guy. --
Gentleben

The Chief and his MMA Warriors -- Keep pluggin away, the tides will turn to your
favor soon.  Good Luck. -- Gentleben and the O'Holy Nights

     The tides may turn, but watch out for the undertow.

Shadowspire -- Meeeeeeeeeerry Christmaaaaaaaaas!  May all your dreams come true. --
Gentleben, AKA Son of Santa

Lord Protector Reigning Duelmaster Outlaw Pete -- Well, you did it, 3 turns as DM in
Shadowspire is not as easy as you made it look.  Congrats on the invite and send the
next jungle lad our way. -- O'Holy Knights

Oakhurst -- "Good chemistry"?  That's what you call it, huh.  I can think of other
names.  Still, we might try... something casual on neutral ground, see if it's still
there. -- Poli Sarchis
P.S.  You could teach me about trees.

Suicide Seed -- No.  The whole concept is ridiculous. -- Kirlua Noris

Vanek -- I must have confused you with someone else.  Too bad, back in the day, Dayla
Kiv was a great place.  All gone now, of course. -- Jorja

It appears that Outlaw Pete is deserving of congratulations.  Desiring, as always, to
do the Right Thing, we congratulate him. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

'71 Mach One -- You may be able to mock one, but I can mock two, so there! -- Nin
Quayne

Creve Coeur -- I don't know why the Commission thinks my victory was "unbelievable."
Seemed real enough to me.  You dropped a stitch, and I swooped in and picked it up.
What the heck, you know? -- Poli Sarchis

Pizzarrhea -- Can I claim a handicap?  Jorja never lets us train on stuff like that,
she says it doesn't have enough garlic to make it worth eating, and the cheese is
"wrong."  I dunno how cheese can be wrong, it's just cheese, right? -- Lugg Opar

Lugg -- It's mostarella.  Tasteless rubber-cement cheese.  If they can't use a sharp
cheddar, or at least parmesan, forget it. -- Jorja

Snackpack -- Ow.  I just can't seem to get that much snack into the pack, however
hard I try.  And my favorite pasta doesn't work at all. -- Malle Pennelis
P.S.  It's probably that whole golem business messing things up.

Walker Percy -- Maybe if you could have come up with some good quotes to distract me,
things would've worked better for you.  Or then again, maybe not. -- Kirlua Noris

Arcane Kid -- I'm guessing that the email with your address and no subject,
containing a dubious link I did not follow, was the result of you having been hacked.
Might want to check on that? -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROUNDUP was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JOHN F QUEENY was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
CREVE COEUR was easily killed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
SEND HIM HOME luckily killed HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Dark Arena duel.
SIX was slain by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SHILLELAGH TOR was demolished by CHARLES MARTEL in a 1 minute Bloodfeud competition.
BUNNY FOO FOO was viciously subdued by KILGORE in a 2 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.
LEELA was overpowered by NO DICE SON in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
SHAVIOLA defeated PIT FIEND in a action packed 1 minute expert's Challenge melee.
NYDERAWYN was unbelievably bested by OUTLAW PETE in a 6 minute Challenge duel.
BOWTIE BOB defeated VIRGINIA WOOLF in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
VACA savagely defeated MACEO in a exciting 3 minute bloody veteran's Challenge fight.
BOBBY JEAN handily defeated SUPVSR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
ZOG CORNERSTONE was savagely defeated by '66 CORVETTE in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
MARCO POLO slimly lost to KISS MY GRITS in a action packed 13 minute Challenge fight.
SINISTER SNOOPY bested VICTOR in a exciting 3 minute expert's Challenge duel.
PORCUPAIN devastated MAGIC RAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
JAGER VON DRACHEN was narrowly defeated by '68 ROAD RUNNER in a 9 minute bout.
PATROCLUS was overpowered by FIDGET in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CICERO outwaited ANGEROO in a unpopular 19 minute Challenge competition.
CREIDDY LAD was beaten by SUICIDE SEED in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
HIPPODAMEIA viciously subdued MADAM MARIE in a popular 4 minute Challenge match.
ARCHON won victory over PANDERA PAX in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge fray.
ALP ARSLAN was defeated by BIG BONES BILLIE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
FLACCUS defeated SQUASHAPILLAR in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
DOPPLEGANGER won victory over HOLY SHIITAKE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
JOHANN ECK was overpowered by WEE TREE KING in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TALL FALL was defeated by TURIN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
SAVIOR STRENGTH was viciously subdued by BENEDICT in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
EREKEK ZEZERUB was handily defeated by KIRLUA NORIS in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
VELVETEEN narrowly defeated EYE in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge competition.
HAROLD ANGEL was overpowered by GLOOM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MR WIGGLES easily killed SILENT KNIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LAMIA was demolished by WALKER PERCY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JUNEBUG overpowered OAKHURST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
DAWN CERES overcame PICKLES in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
AENEAS vanquished HARRISON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SUBPRIME RIB demolished TEST IDIOT in a 4 minute brutal mismatched Challenge match.
FIMNAR was handily defeated by ZEVRAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
'69 FAIRLANE COBRA was subdued by NARYAK in a 1 minute conflict.
'08 CHALLENGER savagely defeated MADDENED MEERKAT in a 2 minute veteran's Title duel.
HEINRIK overpowered NIN QUAYNE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
A.E. HOUSMAN overcame PIZZARRHEA in a 1 minute veteran's duel.
LIGDISH BANG was overpowered by WONDERFACE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
'71 MACH ONE was unbelievably bested by JAKLAK in a exciting 4 minute bloody struggle.
SNACKPACK vanquished SISI BA-NETERU in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
LUGG OPAR was devastated by NATHAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PETRONIUS handily defeated GEORGIA ST PIERRE in a 3 minute one-sided conflict.
STALKING STUFFR killed SKWISGAAR in a 1 minute brutal fight.
MALLE PENNELIS was overpowered by LIZZIE DUSK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TOM WOLFE was overpowered by TYGER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
SAFFORD overcame ZIGGY PIKE in a exciting 2 minute brutal duel.
FIVE slimly won victory over TOKI in a 2 minute bout.
GROWLER was demolished by NIKUS in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
MURDERFACE beat LIZARD MAN in a 2 minute conflict.
POLI SARCHIS devastated LEA '2 MACHO' IDA in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
COL. KURTZ was butchered by KNUT SUNDERHELM in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
SPORK bested FOREST GRIFFIN in a 2 minute amateur's fight.
SUNTAN was demolished by BOUNCY BUNNY in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
TYDEUS was devastated by MAXENTIUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BRAIN BARWIN was viciously subdued by REXCE in a 4 minute gory novice's struggle.
TRUMAN CAPOTE outwaited LOCA SAN WICHEZ in a tiresome 11 minute amateur's conflict.
CAZADOR was beaten by SCREAMER in a exciting 3 minute beginner's fight.
SAXO GRAMMATICUS handily defeated WAST OF SPACE in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
EARTH ELEMENTAL beat TOTORO in a 2 minute novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 23         WALL OF STEEL     63 -  49 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  21         TOTAL PARRY       80 -  65 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         LUNGING ATTACK    86 -  73 -  9      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         SLASHING ATTACK   55 -  52 -  7      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-RIPOSTE     42 -  47 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                   10         STRIKING ATTACK  110 - 125 -  9      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        56 -  66 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     9         PARRY-LUNGE       27 -  33 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         BASHING ATTACK    45 -  64 -  4      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         PARRY-STRIKE      29 -  47 -  1      38  |

Turn 112 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:

TOTAL PARRY       10 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  6     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  7         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    9 - 14         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      5 -  8         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              AIMED BLOW         2 -  7         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  8         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   '08 CHALLENGER 920         14   7  2  132 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SHAVIOLA 1322              20   7  0  107 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
AIMED BLOW       ZEVRAN 1258                18  17  1  107 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
STRIKING ATTACK  NARYAK 1296                18  12  1  106 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
SLASHING ATTACK  BOWTIE BOB 930             16  10  1  106 FUCHI OWNED (54)
PARRY-LUNGE      BOBBY JEAN 1197            22  19  0   97 JUNGLELAND (103)
TOTAL PARRY      KISS MY GRITS 1252         24  13  0   93 OTTO'S DINER (96)
BASHING ATTACK   CHARLES MARTEL 1346        12   9  1   79 DARQUE AGES (29)
WALL OF STEEL    NIN QUAYNE 1552             9   5  0   79 MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARCO POLO 1375            12   6  1   75 DARQUE AGES (29)
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 
NYDERAWYN 1046.  The ten other most popular fighters were HIPPODAMEIA 1468, BOWTIE 
BOB 930, '66 CORVETTE 1036, MARCO POLO 1375, '71 MACH ONE 952, SCREAMER 1589, PANDERA 
PAX 1406, VACA 1210, SINISTER SNOOPY 1069, and '08 CHALLENGER 920.

The least popular fighter this week was ANGEROO 1452.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CICERO 1266, LOCA SAN WICHEZ 1586, TRUMAN CAPOTE 1577, KISS MY GRITS 
1252, GEORGIA ST PIERRE 1531, TOTORO 1594, WAST OF SPACE 1582, CAZADOR 1578, TYDEUS 
1539, and SUNTAN 1566.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

'08 CHALLENGER (81-920) AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
ZEVRAN (81-1258) OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
BOBBY JEAN (81-1197) JUNGLELAND (103)

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

OUTLAW PETE (81-1200) JUNGLELAND (103)

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY LI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE SMALL CAT 74 (51-32-2)             1  4  0         LA PENTARCHIE        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FURIOUS FOX 143 (40-36-1)              4  3  0         FURRY FURY           

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
YEAR OF THE CAT 765 (27-42-0)          5  3  0         LA PENTARCHIE        
XORN 1015 (25-22-0)                    2  3  0         MONSTER MANUAL       
ONYB ENGLVAR 903 (20-20-0)             1  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS