DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/04/2011    Duedate: 05/17/2011

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-113

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHAVIOLA
OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
(81-1322) [21-7-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHAVIOLA                       NATHAN
OF WOLF AND MAN (57)           DETHKLOK (119)
(81-1322) [21-7-0,121]         (81-1519) [4-3-1,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FIMNAR                         PRONATE
CLAN LONGBEARD (39)            CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
(81-1053) [23-30-1,106]        (81-1320) [16-10-2,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FUCHI OWNED (54)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUCHI OWNED (54)            65
2. JUNGLELAND (103)            37      CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
3. SUMMERBORN (104)            33      Unchartered Team
4. BATTLE GRUNTS (20)          28
5. OTTO'S DINER (96)           24      DETHKLOK (119)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)      141  98  6 59.0   1/ 6 FUCHI OWNED (54)         13  2 0
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       325 234 13 58.1   2/ 4 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     12  3 1
 3/ 3 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     205 155 11 56.9   3/ 3 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      11  4 0
 4/ 6 SUMMERBORN (104)         105  84  9 55.6   4/10 SUMMERBORN (104)         10  5 2
 5/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)         250 204 10 55.1   5/ 2 JUNGLELAND (103)         10  5 1
 6/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)       41  34  0 54.7   6/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        9  5 1
 7/ 7 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    306 255 10 54.5   7/ 7 WARMASTERS (15)           9  6 0
 8/ 8 FUCHI OWNED (54)         198 171  8 53.7   8/ 5 OTTO'S DINER (96)         9  6 0
 9/ 9 JUNGLELAND (103)         111  96  2 53.6   9/14 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       8  7 1
10/10 WARMASTERS (15)          290 268 24 52.0  10/15 FURRY FURY (25)           8  7 0
11/11 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     277 260 13 51.6  11/11 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      7  8 1
12/12 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      290 274 13 51.4  12/19 MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)       7  8 0
13/13 OTTO'S DINER (96)        126 124  3 50.4  13/ 8 DARQUE AGES (29)          7  8 0
14/15 LITERATE LOONS (40)      266 297 11 47.2  14/18 LITERATE LOONS (40)       7  8 0
15/14 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)     106 119  2 47.1  15/17 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     6  9 1
16/17 FURRY FURY (25)          158 182  7 46.5  16/20 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        6  9 0
17-16 THE RED BLADES (88)      127 147  7 46.4  17/22 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       6  9 0
18/20 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      125 158  5 44.2  18-16 THE RED BLADES (88)       5  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)     22  28  1 44.0  19- 9 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       5  5 0
20/21 THE MONSANTIS (112)       48  62  2 43.6  20/12 O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)     5 10 1
21/19 CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     43  56  2 43.4  21/21*DETHKLOK (119)            5 10 0
22/22 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)       129 172 13 42.9  22/26 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       4  6 0
23-24 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       45  70  4 39.1  23/13 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      4 11 0
24/25 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       49  80  2 38.0  24/23 THE MONSANTIS (112)       4 11 0
25/23*DETHKLOK (119)            12  23  1 34.3  25/24 PAPER TIGERS (114)        3  3 0
26/26 PAPER TIGERS (114)        14  31  1 31.1  26/25 CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)     2  9 2
27-27*MMA WARRIORS (121)         4  24  0 14.3  27-27*MMA WARRIORS (121)        0 10 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     As Bobby Jean now has graduated, the original five warriors of the Jungleland
stable have all left the arena.  Two of them graduated, two were sent to the Dark
Arena, and one was killed.  I thought I would write up a brief summary of how the
team came about and what the original five managed to achieve in Shadowspire.
     First or all, as most of you probably have figured out, the team name as well as
the warrior names are all references to songs by Bruce Springsteen, the greatest
artist ever in that other world.

The warriors were designed from the following rollup sheet:

1) 5-9-10-15-15-5-11
2) 8-21-6-5-12-8-10
3) 13-13-8-12-11-3-10
4) 8-15-18-11-9-5-4
5) 12-6-13-10-13-3-13

Number (1) was, of course, designed as a double 21, my very first, and for some
reason I decided against better reasoning and not only turned it into a LU but I also
put the last two points on DF.  Not surprisingly, she started off little damage and
with a 0-7 record.  The little damage was remedied by a ST train and that along with
lots of skill learns eventually helped her winning before she was killed at 9-13 by
Le Pentarchie's basher Cariec Tom.

Number (2) is the infamous Outlaw Pete and I designed him by adding six point to ST,
five to WL, and three to DF.  He did pretty well throughout his whole career and
specialized in taking down other scum.  He graduated at 29-12.

Number (3) is Bobby Jean, my first PL graduate, and I designed her for the arena,
adding five points to WT, six to WL, and three to DF.  For some reason, I kept
running her as a scum hunter even though she ended up 2-8 against TPs, most losses
coming from her own challenges.  I should have run her more against BAs (6-1) and STs
(7-2) but luckily the arena is full of them so random match-ups helped her getting
those fights as well. (And her blood feuding against Cariec Tom for three turns also
helped even though it drove Le Pentarchie mad.  Sorry about that!)

Number (4) was Johnny 99 who I designed as a BA by adding five points to ST, six
points to WT, two points to WL, and one point to DF.  He started off horribly and I
DA'd him when he was 0-3.

Number (5) was Jersey Girl, an AB that started with +4 ATT and great damage but
didn't learn squat and was way too difficult to run for me.  I designed her by adding
one point to ST, five to WT, four to WL, and four to DF and ran her as, you guessed
it, a scum hunter.  When she got her challenges through she was ruthless but in her
13 fights she only got two challenges through, the latter being a Dark Arena
challenge when she was at 6-6.

The total record for the original five ended up being 66-55-0, which gives them a
54.5% W/L.  No kills for them and, actually, the whole team only has one kill which
came against a Dark Arena monster.  Guess I'm not that vicious, huh?
     The original five are now replaced by new fighters and I and the Jungleland team
continue our quest to reach new goals and achievements.

Good luck on the sands to you all!

Bartender, mgr Jungleland

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Graduation Exercises

The graduation season is upon us and the SYP thought this would be a good time to
take a look at Shadowspire's graduates throughout the years.  In the 112 turns of
Shadowspire, 119 warriors have gone on to immortality.  This is a graduation rate of
roughly 1.28 warriors per turn (excluding the first 19 turns when it was highly
improbable for a warrior to graduate).  How does this compare with other arenas?  We
have no idea!  We at the SYP surmise that it is perhaps normal for an arena of
Shadowspire's size, and could be low since tournament FE and political points are
absent.

                            *****STYLES OF GRADUATES*****

                 STRIKER      25                  SLASHER      9
                  LUNGER      23                   BASHER      9
           WALL OF STEEL      16              PARRY-LUNGE      9
             TOTAL PARRY      15            PARRY-RIPOSTE      3
              AIMED BLOW      10             PARRY-STRIKE      0

                        *****TOP GRADUATES OF EACH STYLE*****

AIMED BLOW
1)  THE SMALL CAT of LA PENTARCHIE (21-11-2; 65.63%)
2)  BALLIOL BLACKMOON of DRAGONBANE GUILD (17-9-0; 65.38%)
3)  ST JOHN KITTEN of LA PENTARCHIE (24-14-1; 63.16%)

BASHER
1)  MOUSE OF PAIN of RODENT CLAN (14-9-0; 60.87%)
2)  LIATH of OF WOLF AND MAN (18-13-1; 58.06%)
3)  GREGORR of WARMASTERS (22-19-1; 53.66%)

LUNGER
1)  '76 GRAN TORINO of AMERICAN MUSCLE (15-5-1; 75.00%)
2)  LUTHERIUS of WARMASTERS (18-7-3; 72.00%)
3)  DUNNIK of CLAN LONGBEARD (17-7-0; 70.83%)

PARRY-LUNGE
1)  FLOR of CULT OF BACCHUS (26-14-0; 65.00%)
2)  EVELYN WAUGH of LITERATE LOONS (25-14-1; 64.10%)
3)  CLARA of HOUSE OF HEARTS (17-11-1; 60.71%)

PARRY-RIPOSTE
1)  WEE BEASTIE of UNHOLY KNIGHTS (17-8-1; 68.00%)
2)  IMPORT-EXPORT of LA PENTARCHIE (26-22-3; 54.17%)
3)  LONG NOSE HAIRS of AARP (21-28-1; 42.86%)

PARRY-STRIKE
1)  NONE
2)  NONE
3)  NONE

SLASHER
1)  FAN ZHEN of DARQUE AGES (15-7-1; 68.18%)
2)  AUGUST of SUMMERBORN (22-11-1; 66.67%)
3)  ORC CHOPS of FUCHI OWNED (18-11-0; 62.07%)

STRIKER
1)  HUMMINGBIRD of SUMMERBORN (16-4-0; 80.00%)
2)  CORRIN of CLAN LONGBEARD (20-7-2; 74.07%)
3)  NATTY LIGHT of ALE HOUSE MERCS (20-7-1; 74.07%)  

TOTAL PARRY
1)  LOW AND AWAY of CAPITAL CARTEL (23-4-0; 85.19%)
2)  RAT-LOVING CAT of LA PENTARCHIE (31-9-0; 77.50%)
3)  BURM WOLFSNARL of BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (17-5-0; 77.27%)

WALL OF STEEL
1)  COPERNICUS of DARQUE AGES (18-2-0; 90.00%)
2)  ANVIL IRONFIST of DRAGONBANE GUILD (22-4-0; 84.62%)
3)  CONSORTIUM? OF LA PENTARCHIE (21-7-0; 75.00%)

There is no doubt that THE SMALL CAT is Shadowspire's most famous alumnus.  He is a
two-time Tournament Champion, meaning that his name is known throughout the land of
Alastari and beyond.  While Shadowspire is certainly proud of her native son and
lauds his fighting prowess and the skill of his manager Le Pentarque, tournament
success means little in a no tournament arena.  So, let the debates rage concerning
the most dominant warrior to ever walk the sands of Shadowspire!

Upcoming in the SYP:

Where Are They Now?  Up close and personal interviews with some of Shadowspire's most
famous and successful warriors.

Manager Profiles.  Who is leading that team of warriors that keeps down challenging
your stable?  Was he not loved as a child?  The SYP asks the hard questions and finds
out!

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, Shadowspire!

     I am honored to serve as your Duelmaster.  The Gladiatorial Commission has
selected me to move on to AD.  I will join others before me in Talahya but I must
leave the sands of Shadowspire.  I'm one and done on the throne.  My challenge goes
to Shavolia who I feel is the best warrior in Shadowspire.  Though I don't think it's
the best match up for me, it's the right thing to do.  Besides, what's better than
American Muscle vs. Of Wolf and Man?
     I am both blessed and honored to be the 5th fastest warrior to graduate from
Shadowspire.  Four have gone in 20 fights and I'm the only one to get his invite at
21 fights.  I'm not sure how many have gone before me but I think it's right around
117 or so.
     My mentor and good friend, '76 Gran Torino, reminded me of an old tradition of
Shadowspire Duelmasters.  Back in the day, Duelmasters would make entries into a
codex and leave a memento behind in the throne room.  My entry into the codex comes
from Richard Petty:  "No one wants to quit when he's losing and no one wants to quit
when he's winning."  The memento I'm leaving behind is a Blueray of The Wedding
Singer.  "They were cones!!"
     Well, I'm gonna enjoy the view from the top of Shadowspire one last time.  Dang,
some of you look small way done there.  It's good to be king even if it's for a day.
Good luck and much love to my teammates.

See you on the other side,
          Lord Protector '08 Challenger
                    Duelmaster of Shadowspire

                                      SPY REPORT

     The basic notes are courtesy (more or less) of Zontani Sharp-Eyes, who is
worried about Shadowspire perishing if exactly six die in duels this week.  Since
there were six Dark Arena challenges, which ALWAYS mean deaths, it looks like we have
to hope for some accidental death to get over that hump.  Nobody said life was easy.
     I note that Fuchi Owned pulled an undefeated turn this time and moved up to the
top spot.  Good going!  Snackpack had the biggest point gain at nineteen.  Tall Fall
had the biggest drop at thirteen.  Ranking inflation in action.  Otto's Diner was
most avoided, and for why?  That was, I assure you, ketchup, not blood, in the
burgers.  Truly.  Dragonbane Guild did more avoiding than the other teams.  Mr
Wiggles got the most challenges.  Or maybe just had the most enemies.  You know how
Zontani phrases these things.
     Only sixty-one fights today, down from last time.  AND we had a standby (but
only one) out on the sands today.  A total of thirty-seven fights were challenges,
six Dark Arena, six bloodfeud, and twenty-five regular challenges.

A brief salute to those who fell in the Dark Arena:
     BOBBY JEAN (81-1197) (22-19-0,97) of JUNGLELAND DA challenged WURM KIN (81-27)
(0-0-0,50) of DARK ARENA.  BOBBY JEAN butchered WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark
Arena fight.  Good work, Bobby Jean.
     SEND HIM HOME (81-1581) (1-0-1,33) of CORPORATE IDIOTS DA challenged HIGH ELF
(81-19) (0-0-0,60) of DARK ARENA.  SEND HIM HOME unbelievably slew HIGH ELF in a 4
minute Dark Arena battle.  Ah... didn't Send Him Home face the Dark Arena LAST time,
also?  Yes, and it was the High Elf then, too.  He either has some deal with the High
Elf, or a really deep grudge.
     TEST IDIOT (81-1520) (1-4-0,7) of CORPORATE IDIOTS DA challenged SPYMASTER (81-
22) (0-0-0,70) of DARK ARENA.  TEST IDIOT was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute
Dark Arena duel.  Flunked that one.
     JOHANN ECK (81-1560) (2-2-0,23) of DARQUE AGES DA challenged BLACK ORC (81-20)
(0-0-0,60) of DARK ARENA.  JOHANN ECK was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory
Dark Arena contest.  Sometimes it's hard to guess why a given gladiator ended up
fighting at night.
     SUNTAN (81-1566) (2-1-1,8) of SUMMERBORN DA challenged ARENAMASTER (81-23) (0-0-
0,100) of DARK ARENA.  SUNTAN was assassinated by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute bloody
Dark Arena match.  The Arenamaster wishes to go on record as stating that this was
NOT an assassination, but just rather a mercy killing.  Don't ask me how he judges
these things, okay?
     BIG JIM (81-1609) (0-0-0,0) of JUNGLELAND DA challenged HIGH ELF (81-19) (0-0-
0,60) of DARK ARENA.  BIG JIM was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute gory
Dark Arena duel.  Once the High Elf gets really annoyed, he's tough.

The bloodfeuds:
     NYDERAWYN (81-1046) (16-17-0,101) of PHILANTHROPISTS bloodfeuded BOWTIE BOB (81-
930) (16-10-1,106) of FUCHI OWNED.  Up 5.  NYDERAWYN was devastated by BOWTIE BOB in
a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
     SUPVSR (81-1083) (11-9-0,75) of CORPORATE IDIOTS bloodfeuded VICTOR (81-1369)
(12-9-1,86) of WARMASTERS.  Up 11.  SUPVSR was handily defeated by VICTOR in a 2
minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
     KILGORE (81-863) (6-6-1,49) of BATTLE GRUNTS bloodfeuded KNUT SUNDERHELM (81-
1569) (2-1-1,24) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Down 25.  KILGORE vanquished KNUT SUNDERHELM
in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
     SAVIOR STRENGTH (81-1535) (3-3-0,26) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS bloodfeuded MR WIGGLES
(81-1477) (4-5-1,29) of FUZZY BUNNIES.  Up 3.  SAVIOR STRENGTH was vanquished by MR
WIGGLES in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
     GROWLER (81-908) (4-5-2,19) of BATTLE GRUNTS bloodfeuded NO DICE SON (81-1559)
(2-2-1,31) of SUMMERBORN.  Up 12.  GROWLER vanquished NO DICE SON in a 1 minute one-
sided Bloodfeud fight.
     PICKLES (81-1540) (2-3-0,14) of DETHKLOK bloodfeuded STALKING STUFFR (81-1493)
(4-5-1,29) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS.  Up 15.  PICKLES was savagely defeated by STALKING
STUFFR in a 5 minute Bloodfeud melee.
     Some won the feuds, and some lost.  Pretty good description of arena life there.

The random matches, and I'll try to keep it short because people are lined up outside
my door waiting for this:
     SKWISGAAR II (81-1608) (0-0-0,0) of DETHKLOK fought PLAN COLUMBIA (81-1612) (0-
0-0,0) of THE MONSANTIS.  SKWISGAAR II was beaten by PLAN COLUMBIA in a 3 minute
beginner's fight.  Beginners, gotta love 'em.  But they won't get a lot of comment.
     CLAUSTROPOBIA (81-1607) (0-0-0,0) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS fought GM CORN (81-1610)
(0-0-0,0) of THE MONSANTIS.  CLAUSTROPOBIA was overcome by GM CORN in a 5 minute
novice's contest.
     REXCE (81-1585) (2-0-0,14) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought HOWLER (81-1596) (0-0-0,0)
of BATTLE GRUNTS.  REXCE was defeated by HOWLER in a 1 minute amateur's fight.  They
do say that an undefeated record is an invitation to Murphy, and so it proved for
Rexce.
     HARRISON (81-1584) (1-1-0,4) of FUCHI OWNED fought SURE SHOT (81-1611) (0-0-0,0)
of THE MONSANTIS.  HARRISON overpowered SURE SHOT in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
Part of Fuchi Owned's winning turn.

     HOOK (81-1576) (0-1-0,1) of CAPITAL CARTEL fought SCREAMER (81-1589) (1-0-0,9)
of BATTLE GRUNTS.  HOOK savagely defeated SCREAMER in a 3 minute gory amateur's
contest.  Now they're both one-one.
     CAZADOR (81-1578) (0-2-0,2) of DRAGONBANE GUILD fought MAXENTIUS (81-1591) (1-0-
0,19) of WARMASTERS.  CAZADOR was devastated by MAXENTIUS in a 1 minute brutal
mismatched fight.  How long till Cazador fights at night?  But maybe he's just one of
those guys that starts out slow.
     TRUMAN CAPOTE (81-1577) (1-1-0,4) of LITERATE LOONS fought LIZARD MAN (81-1544)
(0-4-0,4) of MONSTER MANUAL.  TRUMAN CAPOTE was bested by LIZARD MAN in a 1 minute
novice's battle.  Gotta live with this, Truman, the Lizard needed a win more than you
did, and he was obviously determined to have it.
     BANK SHOT (81-1471) (5-4-0,19) of CAPITAL CARTEL fought WAST OF SPACE (81-1582)
(0-1-0,1) of CORPORATE IDIOTS.  BANK SHOT unbelievably bested WAST OF SPACE in a 5
minute brutal conflict.  I have no trouble believing the win, but that it took FIVE
minutes?  That is a surprise.
     POLI SARCHIS (81-1550) (7-5-0,27) of MIDDLE WAY 12 fought TOM WOLFE (81-1467)
(5-7-1,23) of LITERATE LOONS.  POLI SARCHIS savagely defeated TOM WOLFE in a 2 minute
bloody bout.  Some people just don't like to read.

     TALL FALL (81-1534) (3-3-0,26) of PHILANTHROPISTS fought ZIGGY PIKE (81-1487)
(1-9-0,12) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  TALL FALL was overpowered by ZIGGY PIKE in a 2
minute one-sided battle.  This was Fall's big drop, and you can see why.  Good win
for Ziggy, though.
     NIKUS (81-1583) (2-0-1,30) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought LUGG OPAR (81-1548) (6-8-
0,26) of MIDDLE WAY 12.  NIKUS demolished LUGG OPAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
And Lugg can't even whine about "hidden tourney fights."
     '71 MACH ONE (81-952) (11-8-0,49) of AMERICAN MUSCLE fought WALKER PERCY (81-
1474) (4-7-0,24) of LITERATE LOONS.  '71 MACH ONE defeated WALKER PERCY in an action
packed 1 minute competition.  Those writer types just can't handle a hot car.
     BUNNY FOO FOO (81-1476) (6-3-0,35) of FUZZY BUNNIES fought GLOOM (81-1528) (5-2-
0,35) of FUCHI OWNED.  BUNNY FOO FOO lost to GLOOM in a popular 3 minute gruesome
bout.  I saw this, and I had to laugh!  How appropriate!
     DOPPLEGANGER (81-1382) (9-11-0,54) of MONSTER MANUAL fought BOUNCY BUNNY (81-
1587) (2-0-0,26) of FUZZY BUNNIES.  DOPPLEGANGER overpowered BOUNCY BUNNY in a
popular 1 minute one-sided fight.  Not a good beginning for the Bunnies today.

     ARCHON (81-1390) (12-7-0,45) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought FIVE (81-1572) (3-0-1,35)
of LA PENTARCHIE.  ARCHON beat FIVE in an exciting 5 minute expert vs. amateur
competition.  Archon may have won, but next time I see Five in an even match, I'm
betting on him.
     KIRLUA NORIS (81-1549) (10-4-0,46) of MIDDLE WAY 12 fought AMBITIOUS GUARD (81-
9) (0-0-0,40) of Underworked Standbys.  KIRLUA NORIS handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD
in a 1 minute mismatched fight.  The lone standby.  Easy meat.
     HOLY SHIITAKE (81-1433) (9-5-0,39) of OTTO'S DINER fought TYGER (81-1421) (6-10-
0,39) of PAPER TIGERS.  HOLY SHIITAKE demolished TYGER in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
Tiger-milk shakes, anyone?
     PETRONIUS (81-1434) (8-6-2,34) of WARMASTERS fought SAFFORD (81-1564) (3-0-0,32)
of PHILANTHROPISTS.  PETRONIUS luckily beat SAFFORD in a 3 minute expert vs. beginner
battle.  Didn't look like luck to me, unless you count it lucky that Petronius can
fight even when hung over.
     MARCO POLO (81-1375) (12-6-1,75) of DARQUE AGES fought SNACKPACK (81-1466) (7-4-
0,60) of FUCHI OWNED.  MARCO POLO was savagely defeated by SNACKPACK in an action
packed 3 minute competition.  Poor Marco!  There he was, out in the middle of the
Gobi Desert, hungry, thirsty, and he couldn't get the snackpack open!

     A.E. HOUSMAN (81-1306) (18-10-1,86) of LITERATE LOONS fought MADDENED MEERKAT
(81-1134) (12-32-0,72) of FURRY FURY.  A.E. HOUSMAN savagely defeated MADDENED
MEERKAT in a popular 4 minute expert's bout.  What I want to know is, who threw the
catnip sock out onto the sands halfway through the fight?
     CICERO (81-1266) (18-13-0,69) of WARMASTERS fought JAKLAK (81-1430) (8-7-0,58)
of CLAN LONGBEARD.  CICERO was outwaited by JAKLAK in a crowd boring 20 minute match.
It says here that the crowd was bored.  Actually, the crowd was out of their seats,
foraging for beer and brats.
     NARYAK (81-1296) (18-12-1,106) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought '66 CORVETTE (81-1036)
(9-4-2,83) of AMERICAN MUSCLE.  NARYAK defeated '66 CORVETTE in a 2 minute brutal
match.  Ha, and you thought it was only the Corvair that was unsafe at any speed!
     VACA (81-1210) (21-16-1,109) of SUMMERBORN fought PIZZARRHEA (81-1348) (14-9-
1,68) of OTTO'S DINER.  VACA devastated PIZZARRHEA in a 1 minute uneven bout.  Just
call Vaca the Bottomless Pit.
     MACEO (81-928) (15-11-1,93) of FUCHI OWNED fought PIT FIEND (81-1344) (13-10-
1,98) of MONSTER MANUAL.  MACEO devastated PIT FIEND in a 3 minute one-sided battle.
Speak of a pit, and here it comes.  And goes.

Ah, the challenges!
     SAXO GRAMMATICUS (81-1590) (1-0-0,11) of DARQUE AGES challenged TOKI (81-1517)
(2-4-0,11) of DETHKLOK.  Straight across.  SAXO GRAMMATICUS bested TOKI in a popular
3 minute Challenge duel.  A grammatical Saxon?  That's got to be rare.
     LAMIA (81-1568) (1-2-0,5) of MONSTER MANUAL challenged OAKHURST (81-1509) (5-3-
0,18) of THE MONSANTIS.  Up 13.  LAMIA overpowered OAKHURST in a 1 minute one-sided
Challenge fray.  Snakes.  Gah.
     SUBPRIME RIB (81-1567) (2-1-0,16) of OTTO'S DINER challenged EYE (81-1419) (4-
12-0,24) of PAPER TIGERS.  Up 8.  SUBPRIME RIB was narrowly defeated by EYE in a 6
minute Challenge match.  I like eye-of-round, myself.  But not sheep's eyes.  Have
you ever LOOKED at a sheep's eye?  You can tell they're nuts.
     TOTORO (81-1594) (0-1-0,1) of FUZZY BUNNIES challenged LEELA (81-1225) (1-5-0,8)
of BATTLE GRUNTS.  Up 7.  TOTORO overcame LEELA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.  A
lucky bunny, as well as a fuzzy one.

     EARTH ELEMENTAL (81-1592) (1-0-0,5) of MONSTER MANUAL challenged HAROLD ANGEL
(81-1494) (2-7-0,13) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS.  Up 8.  EARTH ELEMENTAL was savagely
defeated by HAROLD ANGEL in a 3 minute Challenge fight.  I always did think Harry was
the earthy sort.
     MURDERFACE (81-1518) (2-4-0,11) of DETHKLOK challenged SPORK (81-1562) (4-0-
0,12) of OTTO'S DINER.  Up 1.  MURDERFACE was unbelievably bested by SPORK in an
exciting 5 minute Challenge duel.  Believe it.  Facing that face is enough to inspire
anyone to fight hard.
     VELVETEEN (81-1431) (5-6-0,27) of FUZZY BUNNIES challenged MALLE PENNELIS (81-
1553) (7-7-0,28) of MIDDLE WAY 12.  Up 1.  VELVETEEN overcame MALLE PENNELIS in a 3
minute Challenge bout.  You reckon she'll coo next time, about how soft the Bunny is?
Looks to me more like an iron fist (or paw) in a velveteen glove.
     EREKEK ZEZERUB (81-1547) (3-1-0,25) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged JUNEBUG (81-
1543) (3-1-0,29) of SUMMERBORN.  Up 4.  EREKEK ZEZERUB was slaughtered by JUNEBUG in
a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.  We're sorry, of course, to see a promising
young gladiator like Junebug go down, but it HAS saved Shadowspire from being
destroyed by the Six-Death Curse.
     TURIN (81-1486) (6-4-0,37) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged BENEDICT (81-1470) (6-
5-0,39) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Up 2.  TURIN overpowered BENEDICT in a 1 minute brutal
uneven Challenge match.  Does that mean Turin likes his eggs "over easy"?

     WEE TREE KING (81-1495) (7-2-0,47) of O' HOLY KNIGHTS challenged SUICIDE SEED
(81-1402) (7-7-2,56) of THE MONSANTIS.  Up 9.  WEE TREE KING lost to SUICIDE SEED in
a 1 minute Challenge fight.  Some days I wonder what grows from a suicide seed.  I'm
not sure I want to know, really, but I can't seem to help wondering.
     CREIDDY LAD (81-1484) (5-5-1,38) of SUMMERBORN challenged LIGDISH BANG (81-983)
(12-26-0,62) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Up 24.  CREIDDY LAD savagely defeated LIGDISH BANG
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  Yowch!  This Lad is one tough kid!
     FLACCUS (81-1455) (6-7-1,49) of WARMASTERS challenged MAGIC RAT (81-1317) (15-
13-0,58) of JUNGLELAND.  Up 9.  FLACCUS was defeated by MAGIC RAT in a popular 1
minute Challenge match.  But only a little magic, you know.  A firework or two, a bit
of illusion....
     ANGEROO (81-1452) (10-3-0,56) of FURRY FURY challenged JAGER VON DRACHEN (81-
1341) (14-10-0,66) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Up 10.  ANGEROO outwaited JAGER VON DRACHEN
in a dull 12 minute bloody Challenge duel.  Somehow, I expected more action from the
Furious Furrious one.
     SQUASHAPILLAR (81-1478) (5-6-1,39) of FURRY FURY challenged ALP ARSLAN (81-1473)
(6-4-0,49) of DARQUE AGES.  Up 10.  SQUASHAPILLAR subdued ALP ARSLAN in a 1 minute
Challenge bout.  No squashing today.  Not even to save the tomatoes.

23) PUNT (81-1366) (8-11-0,39) of CAPITAL CARTEL challenged MADAM MARIE (81-1356)
(15-8-0,53) of JUNGLELAND.  Up 14.  PUNT was overpowered by MADAM MARIE in a 4 minute
uneven Challenge fight.  In fact, Punt was kicked in the teeth, which isn't a lady-
like thing to do, but it IS effective.
     GUTTER BALL (81-1361) (12-8-0,44) of CAPITAL CARTEL challenged NATHAN (81-1519)
(4-2-1,44) of DETHKLOK.  Straight across.  GUTTER BALL narrowly defeated NATHAN in a
crowd pleasing 7 minute Challenge conflict.  Seven minutes?  That's... probably
significant.
     BIG BONES BILLIE (81-1442) (9-5-0,66) of JUNGLELAND challenged WONDERFACE (81-
1522) (6-1-0,66) of LA PENTARCHIE.  Straight across.  BIG BONES BILLIE demolished
WONDERFACE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  The big bones will do it every
time.
     '68 ROAD RUNNER (81-747) (21-12-0,83) of AMERICAN MUSCLE challenged PRONATE (81-
1320) (16-9-2,106) of CAPITAL CARTEL.  Up 23.  '68 ROAD RUNNER outwaited PRONATE in
an exciting 7 minute veteran's Challenge brawl.  What is it with seven minutes?  If
the fight runs six minutes, the fans will turn into pumpkins?  Pumpkin pie is
good....
     FIDGET (81-1403) (11-7-2,75) of LA PENTARCHIE challenged NIN QUAYNE (81-1552)
(9-5-0,79) of MIDDLE WAY 12.  Up 4.  FIDGET viciously subdued NIN QUAYNE in a 2
minute bloody Challenge bout.  It was the twitching, I'm sure.  Some people can't
stand it.

     ZOG CORNERSTONE (81-1319) (13-14-0,67) of LA PENTARCHIE challenged PORCUPAIN
(81-1453) (7-6-1,79) of FURRY FURY.  Up 12.  ZOG CORNERSTONE bested PORCUPAIN in a 3 
minute Challenge duel.  No surprise, I'd bet a stone against a bunch of quills any
time.
     CHARLES MARTEL (81-1346) (12-9-1,79) of DARQUE AGES challenged VIRGINIA WOOLF
(81-1263) (13-20-1,94) of LITERATE LOONS.  Up 15.  CHARLES MARTEL was overpowered by
VIRGINIA WOOLF in a 1 minute Challenge duel.  Like a fairy tale gone backward.
     ZEVRAN (81-1258) (18-17-1,107) of OF WOLF AND MAN challenged SINISTER SNOOPY
(81-1069) (20-27-0,101) of FURRY FURY.  Down 6.  ZEVRAN was overpowered by SINISTER
SNOOPY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.  Embarrassing.
     KISS MY GRITS (81-1252) (24-13-0,93) of OTTO'S DINER challenged HEINRIK (81-
1257) (17-19-1,118) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  Up 25.  KISS MY GRITS subdued HEINRIK in a 2
minute master's Challenge match.  I never thought of grits as being tough.  Eat 'em
with a spoon, you know.  And yet... gotta wonder here.
     '69 FAIRLANE COBRA (81-1007) (11-4-1,94) of AMERICAN MUSCLE challenged FIMNAR
(81-1053) (22-30-1,97) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  Up 3.  '69 FAIRLANE COBRA was subdued by
FIMNAR in a 2 minute Challenge match.  The beard is deceptive.  Makes Fim look old,
and then... whammo!

For the title:
     SHAVIOLA (81-1322) (20-7-0,107) of OF WOLF AND MAN challenged '08 CHALLENGER
(81-920) (14-7-2,132) of AMERICAN MUSCLE.  Up 25.  SHAVIOLA devastated '08 CHALLENGER
in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title conflict.  And after a match like that, you
know Shaviola deserves the title.  Way to go.

                                       Larkin

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAVIOLA 1322                21   7  0   121       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOWTIE BOB 930               17  10  1   116       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 VACA 1210                    22  16  1   114       SUMMERBORN (104)
 SINISTER SNOOPY 1069         21  27  0   112       FURRY FURY (25)
 NARYAK 1296                  19  12  1   111       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MACEO 928                    16  11  1   109       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 FIMNAR 1053                  23  30  1   106       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 KISS MY GRITS 1252           25  13  0   102       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747          22  12  0   102       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263          14  20  1   102       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HEINRIK 1257                 17  20  1    95       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 VICTOR 1369                  13   9  1    95       WARMASTERS (15)
 PRONATE 1320                 16  10  2    92       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 NYDERAWYN 1046               16  18  0    92       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A.E. HOUSMAN 1306            19  10  1    90       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 '69 FAIRLANE COBRA 1007      11   5  1    90       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 PIT FIEND 1344               13  11  1    87       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 FIDGET 1403                  12   7  2    85       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 '66 CORVETTE 1036             9   5  2    84       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 ZOG CORNERSTONE 1319         14  14  0    80       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BIG BONES BILLIE 1442        10   5  0    80       JUNGLELAND (103)
 SNACKPACK 1466                8   4  0    79       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134        12  33  0    74       FURRY FURY (25)
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346          12  10  1    73       DARQUE AGES (29)
 NIN QUAYNE 1552               9   6  0    73       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 SUPVSR 1083                  11  10  0    69       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 JAKLAK 1430                   9   7  0    69       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 PORCUPAIN 1453                7   7  1    69       FURRY FURY (25)
 CICERO 1266                  18  14  0    68       WARMASTERS (15)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIZZARRHEA 1348              14  10  1    68       OTTO'S DINER (96)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIPPODAMEIA 1468              7   2  1    66       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 ANGEROO 1452                 11   3  0    65       FURRY FURY (25)
 MARCO POLO 1375              12   7  1    63       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LIGDISH BANG 983             12  27  0    63       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 SUICIDE SEED 1402             8   7  2    63       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 MAGIC RAT 1317               16  13  0    62       JUNGLELAND (103)
 MADAM MARIE 1356             16   8  0    60       JUNGLELAND (103)
 DOPPLEGANGER 1382            10  11  0    59       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-SHILLELAGH TOR 1294          14  16  0    58       THE RED BLADES (88)
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341       14  11  0    57       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 WONDERFACE 1522               6   2  0    57       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CREIDDY LAD 1484              6   5  1    55       SUMMERBORN (104)
 KIRLUA NORIS 1549            11   4  0    54       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 KILGORE 863                   7   6  1    54       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 SEND HIM HOME 1581            2   0  2    53       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 '71 MACH ONE 952             12   8  0    51       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
-PATROCLUS 1410               10   4  1    51       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 TURIN 1486                    7   4  0    50       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SQUASHAPILLAR 1478            6   6  1    50       FURRY FURY (25)
 GUTTER BALL 1361             13   8  0    49       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 ARCHON 1390                  13   7  0    49       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 HOLY SHIITAKE 1433           10   5  0    49       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 FLACCUS 1455                  6   8  1    47       WARMASTERS (15)
 GLOOM 1528                    6   2  0    45       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 WEE TREE KING 1495            7   3  0    44       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 NATHAN 1519                   4   3  1    43       DETHKLOK (119)
 JUNEBUG 1543                  4   1  1    43       SUMMERBORN (104)
 PETRONIUS 1434                9   6  2    41       WARMASTERS (15)
-PANDERA PAX 1406              7   8  0    39       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 ALP ARSLAN 1473               6   5  0    39       DARQUE AGES (29)
 NIKUS 1583                    3   0  1    39       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-OFFICE BRWN NOSER 1114       10   8  0    38       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 MR WIGGLES 1477               5   5  1    38       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 FIVE 1572                     3   1  1    38       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 PUNT 1366                     8  12  0    36       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
-SISI BA-NETERU 1488           5   5  2    36       THE RED BLADES (88)
 VELVETEEN 1431                6   6  0    34       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROWLER 908                   5   5  2    33       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 STALKING STUFFR 1493          5   5  1    33       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 POLI SARCHIS 1550             8   5  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 SAFFORD 1564                  3   1  0    32       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 BUNNY FOO FOO 1476            6   4  0    31       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
-LIZZIE DUSK 1538              4   2  0    31       THE RED BLADES (88)
 TYGER 1421                    6  11  0    30       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 MALLE PENNELIS 1553           7   8  0    29       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 BENEDICT 1470                 6   6  0    29       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 EYE 1419                      5  12  0    29       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 ZIGGY PIKE 1487               2   9  0    29       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LUGG OPAR 1548                6   9  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 WALKER PERCY 1474             4   8  0    26       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-DAWN CERES 1573               2   1  0    25       THE RED BLADES (88)
 MAXENTIUS 1591                2   0  0    25       WARMASTERS (15)
 TOM WOLFE 1467                5   8  1    24       LITERATE LOONS (40)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOUNCY BUNNY 1587             2   1  0    23       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAMIA 1568                    2   2  0    23       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BANK SHOT 1471                6   4  0    22       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569          2   2  1    20       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 OAKHURST 1509                 5   4  0    19       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-AENEAS 1558                   2   2  0    19       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 SAXO GRAMMATICUS 1590         2   0  0    19       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SPORK 1562                    5   0  0    17       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 HAROLD ANGEL 1494             3   7  0    17       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 SAVIOR STRENGTH 1535          3   4  0    17       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
 SUBPRIME RIB 1567             2   2  0    16       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-OZYMADIAS NIX 1507            3   4  0    15       THE RED BLADES (88)
 NO DICE SON 1559              2   3  1    15       SUMMERBORN (104)
 HARRISON 1584                 2   1  0    14       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 TALL FALL 1534                3   4  0    13       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 PICKLES 1540                  2   4  0    13       DETHKLOK (119)
 HOWLER 1596                   1   0  0    13       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 HOOK 1576                     1   1  0    12       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 MURDERFACE 1518               2   5  0    11       DETHKLOK (119)
 TOKI 1517                     2   5  0    11       DETHKLOK (119)
 LIZARD MAN 1544               1   4  0    10       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 TOTORO 1594                   1   1  0    10       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
-TYDEUS 1539                   2   3  0     9       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 LEELA 1225                    1   6  0     9       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
-GEORGIA ST PIERRE 1531        1   5  0     8       MMA WARRIORS (121)
 REXCE 1585                    2   1  0     7       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 PLAN COLUMBIA 1612            1   0  0     5       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 TRUMAN CAPOTE 1577            1   2  0     5       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SCREAMER 1589                 1   1  0     4       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 EARTH ELEMENTAL 1592          1   1  0     4       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 GM CORN 1610                  1   0  0     4       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 WAST OF SPACE 1582            0   2  0     3       CORPORATE IDIOTS (92)
 CAZADOR 1578                  0   3  0     3       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-BRAIN BARWIN 1571             0   2  0     2       MMA WARRIORS (121)
-LEA '2 MACHO' IDA 1570        0   2  0     2       MMA WARRIORS (121)
-LOCA SAN WICHEZ 1586          0   2  0     2       MMA WARRIORS (121)
 SKWISGAAR II 1608             0   1  0     1       DETHKLOK (119)
-FOREST GRIFFIN 1595           0   1  0     1       MMA WARRIORS (121)
 CLAUSTROPOBIA 1607            0   1  0     1       O' HOLY KNIGHTS (118)
-CREASE 1459                   0   1  0     1       PAPER TIGERS (114)
 SURE SHOT 1611                0   1  0     1       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-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  JUST REVENGED
SCUMPUNCHER 1546        2  1 0 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     NO DICE SON 1559      111  JUST REVENGED
HR 1039                10  8 0 CORPORATE IDIOTS 92  VICTOR 1369           110   
TEST IDIOT 1520         1  5 0 CORPORATE IDIOTS 92  SPYMASTER             113  NONE
HIGH ELF                0  0 0 DARK ARENA           SEND HIM HOME 1581    113  NONE
JOHANN ECK 1560         2  3 0 DARQUE AGES 29       BLACK ORC             113  NONE
SKWISGAAR 1515          2  4 0 DETHKLOK 119         STALKING STUFFR 1493  112   
TRIXIE BUNNY 1537       0  2 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    KILGORE 863           109  REVENGED
BIG JIM 1609            0  1 0 JUNGLELAND 103       HIGH ELF              113  NONE
GORE VIDAL 1555         1  1 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    GROWLER 908           110  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   
ELILAD 1055            18 11 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 85   BOWTIE BOB 930        109  REVENGED
EREKEK ZEZERUB 1547     3  2 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 85   JUNEBUG 1543          113   
SUNTAN 1566             2  2 1 SUMMERBORN 104       ARENAMASTER           113  NONE
ISIS BLOODSTONE 1475    4  4 0 THE RED BLADES 88    CHARLES MARTEL 1346   109  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

What?!  No fights?  We do not know what is going on there in Shadowspire with Agent
and The Cartel, but if he doesn't get his team on the sands regularly, he just might
get a pink slip instead. -- The Consortium Elders
P.S.  Perhaps it was due to the time spent in backwoods Southern Indiana taking care
of his elderly mother and allegedly searching for talent?

     Or a secret desire to wear a pink slip?

Kudos to the Lord Protectors -- '08 Challenger, Zevran, and Bobby Jean. -- The
Capital Cartel Publicist

Great SYP, Master Darque! -- Capital Cartel

Wonderfully poetic DM Column, Bartender! -- Capital Cartel

Pit Fiend -- Wow, I wasn't expecting that.  It seems to happen to me a lot lately,
though. -- Shaviola

Fimnar -- That was quick!  I needed those skills, have only learned 4 of them TOTAL!
-- Zevran

All -- Off to the Isle!  I can't believe I survived.  I am a surprise to Tripwire
with the favorites for sure, I may stick around now to see if I can't win a freshman
or ADM tournament for Shadowspire!  It's a long shot, but we will see what happens.
-- Zevran

Growler -- Hrmm, I am not expected to be around a long time, that may change if I
keep winning like that! -- Nikus

Savior Strength -- Weren't expecting that onslaught, were ya?  Your manager isn't
very impressive vs my manager regardless of the rest of the Iron Council.
Unfortunately for me it looks like that Offhand weapon may be my favorite, also. --
Benedict

Pandara Pax -- I know, I know, but I was trying to swing, I swear! -- Archon

Easter holidays and plenty of eggs going my way!  I wish Agent would be back
though... -- Le Pentarque
P.S.  My new guy will be late, hopefully not more DA meat.

This O8 Challenger is really something... I bet on him against Shaviola... -- LP

Fidget -- Ah, Fidget... that was definitely an inopportune moment for me to try a new
strategy!!  You're beginning to irk me.  I'll have to remedy that soon. -- Patroclus

Madam Marie -- Well, sister, you're a tough nut to crack!  Most of these boys
would've been sniveling for mercy at the end, but not you!  You're my kind of gal! --
Hippodameia

Harrison -- Always, and I mean ALWAYS, check your sandal laces BEFORE you step onto
the sands!! -- Aeneas

Maxentius -- Cool name.  Good moves.  Die soon, please.  -- Tydeus

Archon -- Hey!  I am SO surprised to see scum like you around at this level.  I was
unprepared; next time I'll try to be the one that calls the tune. -- Pandera Pax

Benedict -- I've got way bigger problems than you right now.  I've had a good run
lately; now I'm WAY too high in the rankings for my taste!! -- Hippodameia

Cazador -- You don't think my win was difficult enough for me to pull off??  Have you
seen my record?? -- Tydeus

Jorja -- Yeah, yeah.  Everyone's telling me about that.  I've reloaded my browser,
changed my email password, bought a new anti-virus program, checked my firewall
settings, and purged all my log, localized, temporary and internet files...  Hope
that fixes it, 'cause I'm fresh out of ideas! -- Kid Arcane

Supvsr -- Didn't realize my FE was that much higher than yours when I posted the
challenge.  I don't feel as old as I apparently am.  You learned a lot from it,
though, so no hard feelings, eh?  At least it was an up-challenge. -- Bobby Jean

Porcupain -- Your name serves you right: getting porked by a needle cushion is,
indeed, quite painful. -- Magic Rat

Hippodameia -- I thought I was supposed to do quite well against your style.  Guess I
better start avoiding your style as well. -- Madam Marie

Alp Arslan -- Three Bs are more than two As. -- Big Bones Billie

Nyderawyn -- Thank you for a great final fight in this fantastic arena. -- Outlaw
Pete

Road Runner -- Well, I'd tried all of your teammates with bad results, so I figured,
why not the whole line-up?  Bad plan.  What sort of fuel are you guys using?  I think
we might need some sort of plan for this--restrictor plates or something. -- Jager

Screamer -- Eventually, that one will be mine.  Eventually. -- Cazador

Safford -- Every time I step out on the sands it seems like I have a chance to win.
I almost had that fight.  But then I didn't.  Every time.  Well, almost every time.
It is getting old.  But not so old I don't want to keep trying! -- Ziggy

Battle Grunts -- I would like to point out that the fight was a random matchup.  I
didn't go looking for Kurtz or anything, I'd heard what his place in the Congo was
like.  So it was random--which means you don't feel the need to bloodfeud, right?
Probably not.  When these things happen, even unintentional as this one was, one must
accept the consequences.  I bid your fallen mate an honorable farewell! -- Knut
Sunderhelm

Tall Fall -- There is something really gratifying about taking out someone who sought
you out in a challenge.  Indeed, it did feel good. -- Turin

And Summerborn hits the century mark!  Congrats! -- Nomad and the Guild

Congrats also go out to the muscular ones on their 200 wins.  Hopefully fewer of the
next 200 will come against the Guild! -- Nomad

Congrats to the graduates!  Another three on their way to immortality! -- Nomad and
the Guild

Georgia St. Pierre -- Wow, that was incredibly bad luck to have to randomly match up
with me.  Sorry, bud.  Blame the Gladitoral Commission, not me. -- Petronius

Mr. Wiggles -- Curse you!  You went and killed the top guy on my hit list.  Just
another reason I am not a big fan of yours lately! -- Vanek, Manager of Warmasters

Angeroo -- Now we're even. -- Cicero

Gentleben -- So with things heating up between you and American Muscle, does this
mean you're going to start ignoring me now?  I might start to get lonely. -- Vanek

Grimm -- I hope you don't end up complaining about my pair of 2 point down challenges

last turn.  Just remember, you did it first and I was just returning the favor.  I
just had to make sure I let you know that I was paying attention and have a long
memory. -- Vanek

Lots of graduates up for congratulations today, and we congratulate them:  '08
Challenger, Zevran, and Bobby Jean. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Also, we salute those of Shadowspire's Lord Protectors who entered the tourney. --
Jorja and, again, the Middle Way

Erekek Zezerub -- This was great, and I thank you.  Winning is always great. --
Kirlua Noris
P.S.  And it was "handy" because a) it was your idea and I didn't have to go looking
for it, b) you really needed the loss to balance your record, c) you're taller than I
am, so I didn't need to feel even a little sorry about winning, and probably other
reasons that I haven't thought of yet.

Heinrik -- I've never been really fond of golems, but for three skills... I can take
it.  No telling what great things I might be able to do with those skills. -- Nin
Quayne

Nathan -- I tell you what devastated me is that you towered over me.  Not many can do
that, and you're an ORC, besides.  That bothers me a lot. -- Lugg Opar
P.S.  Why should Larkin call me a fool?  Aside from me being a gladiator in the first
place, but there were good reasons for that.

Little Dusk -- Oops, not my best time of day.  I couldn't really see you out there,
and I seem to have picked the wrong way to find you!  Next time, I'll think of
something other than "wait till she hits me and try to grab her sword."  Didn't work.
-- Malle Pennelis
P.S.  You'd think being a golem would mean better eyesight, wouldn't you?
P.P.S.  There's a Pasta King?  Wow, lead me to him!

Lea '2 Macho' Ida -- It's probably your name.  Too confusing.  Now, I suppose your
manager was thinking of confusing or intimidating your opponents, but... managers.
They forget that their own gladiators are affected, too.  I've seen it happen. --
Poli Sarchis

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOBBY JEAN butchered WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SEND HIM HOME unbelievably slew HIGH ELF in a 4 minute Dark Arena battle.
TEST IDIOT was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
JOHANN ECK was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
SUNTAN was assassinated by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
BIG JIM was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
NYDERAWYN was devastated by BOWTIE BOB in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
SUPVSR was handily defeated by VICTOR in a 2 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
KILGORE vanquished KNUT SUNDERHELM in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
SAVIOR STRENGTH was vanquished by MR WIGGLES in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
GROWLER vanquished NO DICE SON in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
PICKLES was savagely defeated by STALKING STUFFR in a 5 minute Bloodfeud melee.
'69 FAIRLANE COBRA was subdued by FIMNAR in a 2 minute Challenge match.
SHAVIOLA devastated '08 CHALLENGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title conflict.
KISS MY GRITS subdued HEINRIK in a 2 minute master's Challenge match.
ZEVRAN was overpowered by SINISTER SNOOPY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
CHARLES MARTEL was overpowered by VIRGINIA WOOLF in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
ZOG CORNERSTONE bested PORCUPAIN in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
FIDGET viciously subdued NIN QUAYNE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
'68 ROAD RUNNER outwaited PRONATE in a exciting 7 minute veteran's Challenge brawl.
BIG BONES BILLIE demolished WONDERFACE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
GUTTER BALL narrowly defeated NATHAN in a crowd pleasing 7 minute Challenge conflict.
PUNT was overpowered by MADAM MARIE in a 4 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SQUASHAPILLAR subdued ALP ARSLAN in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
ANGEROO outwaited JAGER VON DRACHEN in a dull 12 minute bloody Challenge duel.
FLACCUS was defeated by MAGIC RAT in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
CREIDDY LAD savagely defeated LIGDISH BANG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
WEE TREE KING lost to SUICIDE SEED in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
TURIN overpowered BENEDICT in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge match.
EREKEK ZEZERUB was slaughtered by JUNEBUG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
VELVETEEN overcame MALLE PENNELIS in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
MURDERFACE was unbelievably bested by SPORK in a exciting 5 minute Challenge duel.
EARTH ELEMENTAL was savagely defeated by HAROLD ANGEL in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
TOTORO overcame LEELA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SUBPRIME RIB was narrowly defeated by EYE in a 6 minute Challenge match.
LAMIA overpowered OAKHURST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
SAXO GRAMMATICUS bested TOKI in a popular 3 minute Challenge duel.
MACEO devastated PIT FIEND in a 3 minute one-sided battle.
VACA devastated PIZZARRHEA in a 1 minute uneven bout.
NARYAK defeated '66 CORVETTE in a 2 minute brutal match.
CICERO was outwaited by JAKLAK in a crowd boring 20 minute match.
A.E. HOUSMAN savagely defeated MADDENED MEERKAT in a popular 4 minute expert's bout.
MARCO POLO was savagely defeated by SNACKPACK in a action packed 3 minute competition.
PETRONIUS luckily beat SAFFORD in a 3 minute expert vs. beginner battle.
HOLY SHIITAKE demolished TYGER in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
KIRLUA NORIS handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ARCHON beat FIVE in a exciting 5 minute expert vs. amateur competition.
DOPPLEGANGER overpowered BOUNCY BUNNY in a popular 1 minute one-sided fight.
BUNNY FOO FOO lost to GLOOM in a popular 3 minute gruesome bout.
'71 MACH ONE defeated WALKER PERCY in a action packed 1 minute competition.
NIKUS demolished LUGG OPAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TALL FALL was overpowered by ZIGGY PIKE in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
POLI SARCHIS savagely defeated TOM WOLFE in a 2 minute bloody bout.
BANK SHOT unbelievably bested WAST OF SPACE in a 5 minute brutal conflict.
TRUMAN CAPOTE was bested by LIZARD MAN in a 1 minute novice's battle.
CAZADOR was devastated by MAXENTIUS in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
HOOK savagely defeated SCREAMER in a 3 minute gory amateur's contest.
HARRISON overpowered SURE SHOT in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
REXCE was defeated by HOWLER in a 1 minute amateur's fight.
CLAUSTROPOBIA was overcome by GM CORN in a 5 minute novice's contest.
SKWISGAAR II was beaten by PLAN COLUMBIA in a 3 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 22         TOTAL PARRY       84 -  62 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     14         WALL OF STEEL     65 -  50 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         LUNGING ATTACK    85 -  77 -  8      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         SLASHING ATTACK   54 -  49 -  5      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  31 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                   10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     43 -  49 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         AIMED BLOW        55 -  64 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK  105 - 129 -  8      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     8         BASHING ATTACK    46 -  63 -  5      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-STRIKE      30 -  48 -  1      38  |

Turn 113 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       11 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      6 -  7         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK   10 - 12         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  5     AIMED BLOW         4 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  8         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     5 -  7         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SHAVIOLA 1322              21   7  0  121 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
SLASHING ATTACK  BOWTIE BOB 930             17  10  1  116 FUCHI OWNED (54)
LUNGING ATTACK   VACA 1210                  22  16  1  114 SUMMERBORN (104)
STRIKING ATTACK  NARYAK 1296                19  12  1  111 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
TOTAL PARRY      KISS MY GRITS 1252         25  13  0  102 OTTO'S DINER (96)
AIMED BLOW       A.E. HOUSMAN 1306          19  10  1   90 LITERATE LOONS (40)
BASHING ATTACK   CHARLES MARTEL 1346        12  10  1   73 DARQUE AGES (29)
WALL OF STEEL    NIN QUAYNE 1552             9   6  0   73 MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARCO POLO 1375            12   7  1   63 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 
PRONATE 1320.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUBPRIME RIB 1567, A.E. 
HOUSMAN 1306, STALKING STUFFR 1493, NATHAN 1519, MURDERFACE 1518, SAXO GRAMMATICUS 
1590, SNACKPACK 1466, SAFFORD 1564, FIVE 1572, and GLOOM 1528.

The least popular fighter this week was JAKLAK 1430.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CICERO 1266, ANGEROO 1452, JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341, GUTTER BALL 1361, GM 
CORN 1610, REXCE 1585, SURE SHOT 1611, SCREAMER 1589, TRUMAN CAPOTE 1577, and BANK 
SHOT 1471.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PRONATE (81-1320) CAPITAL CARTEL (93)

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

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