DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/24/2011    Duedate: 09/06/2011

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-121

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOLY SHIITAKE
OTTO'S DINER (96)
(81-1433) [17-6-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PORCUPAIN                      BERNADETTE
FURRY FURY (25)                GFE (126)
(81-1453) [12-10-1,122]        (81-1618) [6-1-1,81]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PIT FIEND                      PIT FIEND
MONSTER MANUAL (87)            MONSTER MANUAL (87)
(81-1344) [16-16-1,89]         (81-1344) [16-16-1,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LA PENTARCHIE (11)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CAPITAL CARTEL (93)         72
2. WARMASTERS (15)             61      CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
3. FOOD (130)                  45      Unchartered Team
4. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         35
5. THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)    29      THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)      161 108  6 59.9   1/10 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       10  5 0
 2/ 4 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       351 248 13 58.6   2/ 6 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       9  4 0
 3/ 5 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     230 170 14 57.5   3/ 2*THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  9  5 1
 4/ 3*THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  22  17  2 56.4   4/ 1 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       9  6 0
 5/ 6 SUMMERBORN (104)         126 103 13 55.0   5/14 MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)       8  6 0
 6/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)         267 226 13 54.2   6/15 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     8  7 1
 7/ 8 JUNGLELAND (103)         131 111  3 54.1   7/ 4*GFE (126)                 8  7 1
 8/10 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    323 278 11 53.7   8/ 5 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      8  7 0
 9/12 FUCHI OWNED (54)         215 194  9 52.6   9/ 9 OTTO'S DINER (96)         8  7 0
10/14 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     299 278 13 51.8  10/11 SUMMERBORN (104)          7  8 2
11/13 OTTO'S DINER (96)        150 140  5 51.7  11/ 3 DARQUE AGES (29)          7  8 1
12/11*GFE (126)                 17  16  2 51.5  12/ 8 THE RED BLADES (88)       7  8 1
13/16 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      310 292 14 51.5  13/12*MY TOP RATED (129)        7  8 0
14/17 WARMASTERS (15)          307 291 24 51.3  14/13 WARMASTERS (15)           7  8 0
15/15 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      141 134  5 51.3  15/20 JUNGLELAND (103)          7  8 0
16/ 1*RAIN DOGS (132)            5   5  0 50.0  16/21 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       6  9 1
17/18 MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)       55  58  0 48.7  17/ 7 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      6  9 1
18/19 LITERATE LOONS (40)      286 317 11 47.4  18/24 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       5  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/22*MY TOP RATED (129)        14  16  0 46.7  19/23*RAIN DOGS (132)           5  5 0
20/21 THE RED BLADES (88)      146 168  9 46.5  20/17 FURRY FURY (25)           5  8 0
21/20 FURRY FURY (25)          173 203  7 46.0  21/16 LITERATE LOONS (40)       5 10 0
22/23 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      139 184  5 43.0  22/28*FOOD (130)                4  6 0
23-25 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)       142 189 13 42.9  23/29*DEUS EX MACHINA (131)     3  7 0
24/29*FOOD (130)                 4   6  0 40.0  24/19 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       3 12 0
25/27 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       58  97  6 37.4  25/18 FUCHI OWNED (54)          2 13 0
26/28*DEUS EX MACHINA (131)      3   7  0 30.0  26-25 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                  ALE HOUSE MERCS

     It was past midnight when Pauly rode into Shadowspire on his trusty Giant Demon
Muskrat, simply known as Laverne.  Pauly had been gone from Shadowpire for nearly a
month, which was about as long as he had been back in Alastari.  He had stayed in
Shadospire just long enough to notify the Gladitorial Commission that he was
reactivating his warriors, tell his warriors that he was back and they better get in
shape quick, and say hey to few managers that were still here from his previous
stint.
     After that, he hopped on Laverne and made for Aradi.  He had left some valuable
items there before his hasty departure in the middle of TOGS and he wanted to see if
could recover them.  The trip was an eventful one, and not entirely fruitless, but
that is a tale for another time.
     Pauly was starving, as Laverne had gotten into his backpack earlier and eaten
the last of his rations.  Just as he was about to give up trying to find a place open
this late on a non-fight night, he saw a building still lit up with big wooden sign
hanging over the door, "Otto's Diner" it read.
     Pauly slid off of Laverne, gave her a scratch on the nose and said, "Please, if
anyone else comes in, don't eat their horse.  And especially don't eat the rider."
     Pauly walked to the door and noticed an odd sign posted on the front.  It was an
Elephant with a big red X over it.  Pauly just shook his head and walked in.  The
place was empty except for a lone waitress.
     "Sit anywhere you like," she said kindly.
     Pauly grabbed a recent copy of the Shadowspire Yellow Press from the stack by
the door and took a seat up at the bar.  As sat down he noticed the sign with the
days special, "Gremlin Stew".
     Pauly looked at the waitress, a quizical look on his face, "Gremlin stew?  I
didn't think they really existed."
     "Not anymore they don't, " replied the waitress laughing.  She laughed for what
seemed a little too long to Pauly, who was wondering what he was missing.  Finally
she stopped, wiped a few tears from her cheeks and took Pauly's order.  He did not
get the special.  As she turned to leave she looked back and said, "You look kinda
familiar.  What's your name?"
     "Pauly.  I manage the Ale House Mercs.  I've only recently returned after an
extended absence."
    "Pauly you say...  aren't you friends with that Elephant character?"  As she
finished talking, an intense look came into her eyes which Pauly failed to notice.
    "Yeah, me and Elephant go way back.  In fact, I'll probably be paying him a visit
tomorrow," answered Pauly.  The waitress walked back into the kitchen without a word.
Pauly was wondering if he shouldn't have just gone back to his home, and started to
peruse the SYP.  It was full of all kinds of useful information regarding the events
of the last month.  You know, deaths, bloodfeuds, more deaths, outrage at the deaths,
outrage at the outrage, and at the center of all this stood Elephant.  Suddenly Pauly
understood the sign on the front door, the special, and the waitress's odd behavior.
He no longer wondered if he should have just gone home, but he was afraid it might be
too late.
     He stood and was about to leave when several heavily armed men walked in the
door and stood there barring his way.  He looked back to the kitchen entrance and saw
the waitress standing there with a tall man in a dirty white apron and a menacing
look on his face.
     "Didn't you see the sign?  That goes for Elephant friends too," said someone who
Pauly could only imagine must be Otto, "Boys, time to show this gentleman the door.
And by show him the door, I mean beat him in the street and steal his boots."
    Pauly didn't like the sound of that.  As Otto's goons approached, Pauly didn't
try to plead with them or even think about trying to fight them.  He said one word,
but he said it loudly, "Laverne!"
     The three approaching men froze, looked around, but nothing happened.  They
turned back to Pauly, smiled almost as one and continued their approach.  Suddenly
the side of the diner exploded inward.  Pauly was knocked to the ground, but quickly
regained his feet.  As the dust settled Pauly saw the three thugs laying in a pile
covered in with what was left of the wall and several broken tables and benches.
Hovering over their unconscious bodies was none other than Laverne.  Her coarse black
fur glistened in the soft glow of the diner's lantern, and her blood red eyes where
glowing.  Pauly looked over to where Otto and the waitress where standing.  They had
luckily been far enough away to avoid any debris.  They stood frozen, staring at
Laverne.  Laverne  looked back and smoke started pouring from her nostrils, a sign
she was about to incinerate anything that stood before her.
     "No, Laverne!  They've had enough for tonight I think," said Pauly, who then
turned to Otto and said, "Um, sorry about the wall,  I know a guy, I'll put you in
touch.  Other than that, trust that I got the message and I won't be back.  So, uh,
see you around."  With that Pauly jumped on Laverne's back and rode off into the
night.
     Pauly knew two things.  One, this was far from over, and two, it was all
Elephant's fault.  He'd definitley be having words with him in the morning.

To be continued...

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Preparing for a Bloodfeud

White hot waxed the sun, bludgeoning the fun;
The warriors they drilled and sweat.
Havoc he said naught, but he frowned a lot,
Resembling a man deep in debt.

The Arcane Kid, as he usually did,
Strolled down to watch the fighters train.
Havoc he spat, from a stool where he sat,
Grimacing with an intense pain.

"Havoc!" said the Kid, as he often did,
His demeanor carefree and light.
"You might try to smile, just once in a while!"
Havoc cursed and looked like he'd bite.

"Kid," he replied, "You're an ache in my side!
Let me train these guys on my own!
You're just here to gawk, and maybe to mock;
Go away and leave us alone!"

While Havoc saw red, the Kid shook his head,
Spurning his words with a gesture.
"I've heard this before..." "You're going to hear more!"
"Please spare me your standard lecture!"

"Fighters have died, and their managers cried,
Otto's Diner and GFE.
When managers bawl, it's a sign to all,
Of a rise in lethality."

Havoc twisted his face, rose from his place,
He sputtered and struggled for breath.
"I've heard enough!  And so what if it's tough?
The plain goal of our craft is Death!"

"They're well-paid to try (and maybe to die),
It's all in the contract they sign!
It's part of their trade, that's the deal they've made,
Who cares 'bout managers cryin'?"

The Arcane Kid, as he frequently did,
Grew vexed and choleric in turn.
The Kid's eyes glowed bright (a soul-chilling sight,
Causing the guts in most to churn.)

"PecKiller we know, and also Otto,
Will Bloodfeud and fighters will die!
We dare not disdain their angry refrain!"
"No kiddin'?" was Havoc's reply.

"Patroclus ain't much, and Zen's a weak crutch;
Ain't neither has earned much esteem.
But they took an oath, and both would be loathe
To relinquish their fondest dream."

Then the Arcane Kid, as he sometimes did,
Sneered without hiding his disgust.
"If they pursue Life, amidst such hard strife,
It's likely their dream will go bust!"

"But it's their dream to dare!  T'wouldn't be fair
To deny them their chance to win!"
Arcane gave a snort, in way of retort,
Then he paused and stuck out his chin.

"If that's your intent, how dare I prevent
You from throwing your lives away?"
Then an awful screech made a piercing breach!
The Kid left his typical way...

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, Shadowspire!

     I'm back.  I'm probably one of the most talked about and/or hated DMs in
Shadowspire.  I guess Elephant is gone.  I wasn't gonna leave with him.  I couldn't
disrespect the throne by not fighting and writing a DM's column.
     No worries.  Pauly is doing his due diligence in the screening /interviewing
process.  I know who the frontrunner is and trust me when I say this guy will make
you miss Ole Elephant.  I trust in Pauly's judgement.
     As I said, before I'm back.  Zog, sorry but that's not going to cut it with me.
Thanks for the 5 skills.
     Speaking of 5, I'm     <cut off by hal>

                                      SPY REPORT

     Huh, Snide Clemens did the basic notes today, and his are always littered with
his grumbling and sneering, but I think I've got it all cleaned out and organized.
     Okay, I see that La Pentarchie went 4-1-0 and took the Top Team spot from Ale
House Mercs.  Warmasters also appear to have gone 4-1-0, but that wasn't enough to
get them Top Team this time.
     Flavor to Go had the biggest point gain at 27.
     Harp had the biggest drop at 16.
     Jungleland was most avoided, by La Pentarchie.
     Marco Polo got the most challenges.
     Out of sixty-nine fights, only two involved standbys, which is great.  Who needs
standbys?  A total of forty-five fights were challenges of some sort:  eleven Dark
Arena challenges, five Bloodfeud challenges, and twenty-nine just regular, ordinary
challenges.  No TV challenges here!

Okay, a quick rundown on the Dark Arena fights, and a brief salute to the dead:
     SNACKPACK (81-1466) (11-8-0,78) of FUCHI OWNED DA challenged MOUNTAIN TROLL (81-
18) (0-0-0,40) of DARK ARENA.  SNACKPACK was unbelievably slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in
a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.  I was surprised to see Snackpack out at night.
     GORDIO (81-1671) (0-4-0,4) of WARMASTERS DA challenged BANDIT PRINCE (81-25) (0-
0-0,60) of DARK ARENA.  GORDIO was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute brutal
Dark Arena melee.  Ah... "murdered" may be putting too strongly.  What I heard was
that Gordio stumbled and fell on his sword.
     HOPELESS HAMSTER (81-1732) (0-0-0,0) of FURRY FURY DA challenged WURM KIN (81-
27) (0-0-0,50) of DARK ARENA.  HOPELESS HAMSTER was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1
minute Dark Arena duel.  Have you no respect?  Hamsters are important!
     '92 FORD TEMPO (81-1729) (0-0-0,0) of AMERICAN MUSCLE DA challenged BLACK ORC
(81-20) (0-0-0,60) of DARK ARENA.  '92 FORD TEMPO was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1
minute Dark Arena contest.  That orc never could drive.
     JUNK (81-1723) (0-0-0,0) of THE MOTHERSHIP 011 DA challenged WURM KIN (81-27)
(0-0-0,50) of DARK ARENA.  JUNK was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena
fight.  Probably just as well.
     ABIGUN TWO (81-1717) (0-0-0,0) of CLAN LONGBEARD DA challenged SHEWISH GIANT
(81-21) (0-0-0,55) of DARK ARENA.  ABIGUN TWO was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2
minute bloody Dark Arena competition.  Is this another recruit sent by Shews R Us?
     QUIKEE (81-1718) (0-0-0,0) of CLAN LONGBEARD DA challenged WURM KIN (81-27) (0-
0-0,50) of DARK ARENA.  QUIKEE was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena
fight.  Strangled him with his beard.  Strange to watch.
     JORGE (81-1719) (0-0-0,0) of FUCHI OWNED DA challenged MOUNTAIN TROLL (81-18)
(0-0-0,40) of DARK ARENA.  JORGE was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark
Arena match.  Never play poker with a Mountain Troll, by the way, they tend to deal
death a lot.
     BOB (81-1720) (0-0-0,0) of FUCHI OWNED DA challenged HIGH ELF (81-19) (0-0-0,60)
of DARK ARENA.  BOB was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
We've been having trouble with that High Elf lately.  No bodies after the fights.  I
thought these guys were vegetarian!
     'WE' (81-1730) (0-0-0,0) of AMERICAN MUSCLE DA challenged WURM KIN (81-27) (0-0-
0,50) of DARK ARENA.  'WE' was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena
melee.  'We'?  As in... more than one?  Not that it matters now.
     TOM (81-1721) (0-0-0,0) of FUCHI OWNED DA challenged HIGH ELF (81-19) (0-0-0,60)
of DARK ARENA.  TOM was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
Again, no body.  Avoid this Elf.

The bloodfeuds:
     MAXIMUM WHAM (81-1691) (1-0-0,5) of DEUS EX MACHINA bloodfeuded BONY LOUIS SOL
(81-1681) (2-1-1,16) of THE RED BLADES.  Up 11.  MAXIMUM WHAM bested BONY LOUIS SOL
in a 1 minute amateur's Bloodfeud conflict.  Successful.
     LANEL (81-1619) (4-2-0,19) of GFE bloodfeuded RONIN ZEN (81-1704) (2-0-1,21) of
ARCHAIC CHAOS.  Up 2.  LANEL luckily beat RONIN ZEN in an exciting 9 minute brutal
Bloodfeud fight.  Successful, and so what if it was luck?
     NIGHT LIES (81-1663) (2-3-0,30) of MY TOP RATED bloodfeuded KNUT SUNDERHELM (81-
1569) (5-6-2,23) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Down 7.  NIGHT LIES was overpowered by KNUT
SUNDERHELM in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud match.  Oops.  Work on this a little more.
     ZIGGY PIKE (81-1487) (6-12-0,55) of DRAGONBANE GUILD bloodfeuded QUINN (81-1634)
(4-3-1,54) of THE MOTHERSHIP 011.  Down 1.  ZIGGY PIKE lost to QUINN in a popular 1
minute Bloodfeud duel.  Another oops.  Quinn didn't get that far up the rankings by
being inept.
     CREIDDY LAD (81-1484) (10-8-2,78) of SUMMERBORN bloodfeuded CHARLES MARTEL (81-
1346) (15-14-2,75) of DARQUE AGES.  Down 3.  CREIDDY LAD vanquished CHARLES MARTEL in
a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.  Successful.

The random matches:
     GERANIUM SYLVATICUM (81-1728) (0-0-0,0) of SUMMERBORN fought MORDANT DESERTER
(81-2) (0-0-0,5) of Stalwart Standbys.  GERANIUM SYLVATICUM executed MORDANT DESERTER
in a 1 minute one-sided match.  A killer geranium is a scary thought.  All those
plants on windowsills and tables... are they just biding their time?
     KRILL (81-1727) (0-0-0,0) of DEUS EX MACHINA fought ANTENOR (81-1731) (0-0-0,0)
of ARCHAIC CHAOS.  KRILL was subdued by ANTENOR in a 4 minute amateur's duel.  I
thought krill was, um, plankton or very small fish or something?  In the ARENA?
Weird.
     ZARLENE (81-1726) (0-0-0,0) of GFE fought MISS MISERY (81-1725) (0-0-0,0) of MY
TOP RATED.  ZARLENE was overpowered by MISS MISERY in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
You hear about "love conquers all," and similar nonsense, but it's really misery that
conquers all, and this is her first step.  Watch out!
     SUSAN (81-1665) (2-2-0,9) of GFE fought JAN HUS (81-1724) (0-0-0,0) of DARQUE
AGES.  SUSAN subdued JAN HUS in a 2 minute beginner's battle.  Is this a secret sign
that one name is better than two, or just that experience makes a difference?

     ONION RINGS (81-1684) (0-1-0,1) of FOOD fought LADY DEATH (81-1693) (0-1-0,1) of
DEUS EX MACHINA.  ONION RINGS vanquished LADY DEATH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
News flash:  Onion rings are NOT bad for you.  They're a vegetable, and everyone
knows that you should eat more veggies.
     LITTLE DARLING (81-1700) (1-1-0,4) of SUMMERBORN fought OPAL REDD (81-1708) (0-
1-0,1) of MIDDLE WAY 12.  LITTLE DARLING was narrowly defeated by OPAL REDD in a 3
minute gory novice's fight.  They were a pair out there.
     LAMB (81-1696) (1-0-0,5) of RAIN DOGS fought '69 GTX (81-1715) (1-0-0,6) of
AMERICAN MUSCLE.  LAMB was viciously subdued by '69 GTX in a 2 minute gruesome
beginner's match.  Hit and run?
     VON ERIKSON (81-1692) (0-1-0,1) of DEUS EX MACHINA fought IRONHEAD (81-1722) (0-
0-0,0) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  VON ERIKSON was unbelievably bested by IRONHEAD in a
slow 15 minute amateur's bout.  The unbelievable part was that these two, ah,
gladiators took that long to figure out that it was supposed to be a fight.
     VALAK (81-1650) (3-2-0,21) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought BRUSSEL SPROUTS (81-1688)
(0-1-0,1) of FOOD.  VALAK was demolished by BRUSSEL SPROUTS in a 1 minute one-sided
conflict.  I've often felt that way myself after an ecnounter with brussel sprouts.
Tricky veggie and no mistake.  A cabbage in disguise.

     LIZZIE DUSK (81-1538) (7-6-0,30) of THE RED BLADES fought TRUMAN CAPOTE (81-
1577) (5-5-0,28) of LITERATE LOONS.  LIZZIE DUSK savagely defeated TRUMAN CAPOTE in a
popular 2 minute gruesome match.  Easy job, they tell me that Capote drinks too much
and smokes too much.  This kind of thing has an effect.
     SISI BA-NETERU (81-1488) (8-9-2,44) of THE RED BLADES fought FRATSFA SLAVE (81-
7) (0-0-0,36) of Stalwart Standbys.  SISI BA-NETERU devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1
minute mismatched conflict.  I should hope so!
     WONDERFACE (81-1522) (9-6-0,56) of LA PENTARCHIE fought BANK SHOT (81-1471) (9-
6-0,41) of CAPITAL CARTEL.  WONDERFACE was unbelievably bested by BANK SHOT in a
popular 4 minute gory struggle.  Why... oh.  I was reading it backward.  Okay, but
still, just because Bank won on a ricochet shouldn't make it "unbelievable."
     MOLLUSQUOME (81-1629) (6-1-0,50) of LA PENTARCHIE fought MOUNTAIN GOAT (81-1636)
(5-2-1,27) of THE MOTHERSHIP 011.  MOLLUSQUOME viciously subdued MOUNTAIN GOAT in a 2
minute gory bout.  No surprise.  I once knew an illusionist named Mollusquayne or
something like that.  Any kin?  Or maybe I'm confusing him with a clam.  If so, no
offense intended.
     KIRLUA NORIS (81-1549) (13-9-0,54) of MIDDLE WAY 12 fought FLAVOR TO GO (81-
1633) (3-4-0,25) of THE MOTHERSHIP 011.  KIRLUA NORIS was demolished by FLAVOR TO GO
in a 1 minute mismatched battle.  I guess that wasn't Kirlua's flavor.

     REXCE (81-1585) (7-3-0,39) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought JUNEBUG (81-1543) (7-5-2,40)
of SUMMERBORN.  REXCE devastated JUNEBUG in a 1 minute mismatched fight.  Well, sure.
It's August now, the junebugs have exceeded their use-by date.
     HARP (81-744) (8-7-0,48) of ALE HOUSE MERCS fought NIKUS (81-1583) (5-5-1,24) of
OF WOLF AND MAN.  HARP was devastated by NIKUS in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
That's got to be embarrassing.
     POLI SARCHIS (81-1550) (10-10-0,43) of MIDDLE WAY 12 fought WALKER PERCY (81-
1474) (8-11-0,35) of LITERATE LOONS.  POLI SARCHIS handily defeated WALKER PERCY in a
1 minute brutal mismatched contest.  Poli once admitted that she's "a sucker for a
Southern accent."  What accent?  It looked more like a sword to me.
     PUNT (81-1366) (11-14-0,59) of CAPITAL CARTEL fought JULIETTE (81-1630) (6-1-
0,45) of SUMMERBORN.  PUNT demolished JULIETTE in a popular 1 minute one-sided
battle.  For pete's sake, Punt, you aren't supposed to KICK your date!
     BIG BONES BILLIE (81-1442) (12-9-0,73) of JUNGLELAND fought VIRGINIA WOOLF (81-
1263) (15-26-1,77) of LITERATE LOONS.  BIG BONES BILLIE was savagely defeated by
VIRGINIA WOOLF in a 2 minute master's match.  Seemed like a natural, after all,
wolfes chew on bones, right?
     FIDGET (81-1403) (16-10-2,77) of LA PENTARCHIE fought '71 MACH ONE (81-952) (16-
11-0,70) of AMERICAN MUSCLE.  FIDGET overpowered '71 MACH ONE in a 1 minute uneven
competition.  Don't ask me how this one happened, I couldn't watch.  That twitching
and jiggling... I can't stand it.

     ANGEROO (81-1452) (14-7-0,76) of FURRY FURY fought MADAM MARIE (81-1356) (21-9-
0,87) of JUNGLELAND.  ANGEROO was viciously subdued by MADAM MARIE in a 12 minute
gruesome veteran's bout.  This rings a (muffled) bell in the back of my mind; didn't
these two fight before, recently?  With a similar result?
     ZOG CORNERSTONE (81-1319) (19-16-0,98) of LA PENTARCHIE fought JAGER VON DRACHEN
(81-1341) (16-16-0,82) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  ZOG CORNERSTONE narrowly defeated JAGER
VON DRACHEN in a 5 minute veteran's match.  After five minutes, I figure a "narrow"
defeat is about the same as "fell down first by a couple of seconds."
     ARCHON (81-1390) (19-8-0,98) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought PORCUPAIN (81-1453) (11-
10-1,104) of FURRY FURY.  ARCHON was devastated by PORCUPAIN in an action packed 4
minute mismatched match.  Porcupain is always devastating in victory.  Try pepper
liniment.
     PIT FIEND (81-1344) (16-15-1,102) of MONSTER MANUAL fought CICERO (81-1266) (21-
18-0,81) of WARMASTERS.  PIT FIEND was subdued by CICERO in a crowd pleasing 5 minute
gory expert's conflict.  Which suggests that Cicero may truly be a "warmaster."

Ah, the challenges:
     LAODAMEIA (81-1713) (1-0-0,6) of ARCHAIC CHAOS challenged ZADIE SMITH (81-1701)
(2-0-0,11) of LITERATE LOONS.  Up 5.  LAODAMEIA was outlasted by ZADIE SMITH in a 12
minute beginner's Challenge duel.  Twelve minutes?  What is it with the new crop
here?  We had a fifteen minute random match between other beginners.  We can't do
this!  We have a LOT of fights to get through in one day, and the long ones hold
things up!
     GREMLIN STEW (81-1710) (1-0-0,5) of OTTO'S DINER challenged HYPNOTIZE (81-1679)
(1-2-0,6) of MY TOP RATED.  Up 1.  GREMLIN STEW vanquished HYPNOTIZE in a 4 minute
one-sided Challenge match.  Naturally.  You need a brain to be hypnotized, which lets
G. Stew out.
     TARA THE RED (81-1698) (1-0-0,10) of RAIN DOGS challenged FISH TACO (81-1687)
(1-0-0,10) of FOOD.  Straight across.  TARA THE RED was overpowered by FISH TACO in a
1 minute Challenge competition.  Ugh, who wouldn't be?

     HIGGS BOSON (81-1697) (1-0-0,9) of RAIN DOGS challenged OLD THUMPER (81-1707)
(2-0-0,15) of ALE HOUSE MERCS.  Up 6.  HIGGS BOSON beat OLD THUMPER in a 2 minute 
beginner's Challenge bout.  Seems like I heard something about this Boson family, but
I can't quite recall it.  Little and nasty, or something like that?
     DUCK CON FEET (81-1683) (0-2-0,2) of OTTO'S DINER challenged KIRIN ICHIBAN (81-
1680) (1-2-0,8) of ALE HOUSE MERCS.  Up 6.  DUCK CON FEET was handily defeated by
KIRIN ICHIBAN in a 1 minute Challenge match.  A fair fight, but I have a little
fondness for the Ducks, and it surely looked to me like that was a Duck With Sword
out there.  Maybe sliced Duck by now.
     HAMBONE (81-1690) (0-1-0,1) of DEUS EX MACHINA challenged YUK HE (81-1685) (0-1-
0,1) of FOOD.  Straight across.  HAMBONE overpowered YUK HE in a 1 minute one-sided
Challenge match.  Our very own food fight?
     TITAN (81-1672) (0-4-0,4) of MONSTER MANUAL challenged BUCK DICH (81-1660) (4-1-
0,22) of MY TOP RATED.  Up 18.  TITAN was devastated by BUCK DICH in a 1 minute
uneven Challenge bout.  What was that, attempted suicide, Titan?
     MILAREPA (81-1695) (0-1-0,1) of RAIN DOGS challenged KING OF ROCK (81-1709) (1-
0-0,10) of MY TOP RATED.  Up 9.  MILAREPA was bested by KING OF ROCK in a 1 minute
novice's Challenge battle.  Ah, nobody can beat Elvis at his own game.

     DEUCE (81-1642) (2-2-0,16) of CAPITAL CARTEL challenged GAMBLE (81-1635) (4-3-
0,27) of THE MOTHERSHIP 011.  Up 11.  DEUCE devastated GAMBLE in a 1 minute one-sided
Challenge duel.  Bold but, finally, not insanely bold.
     PEREGRINE (81-1694) (0-1-0,1) of RAIN DOGS challenged TOSSED SALAD (81-1686) (0-
1-0,1) of FOOD.  Straight across.  PEREGRINE narrowly defeated TOSSED SALAD in a 2
minute beginner's Challenge bout.  Better a tossed salad than tossed cookies.
     CAZADOR (81-1578) (4-6-0,18) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged DAWN CERES (81-1573)
(5-5-0,28) of THE RED BLADES.  Up 10.  CAZADOR luckily beat DAWN CERES in an exciting
3 minute Challenge fight.  I could say some fairly unflattering things about the
nature of luck, but what the heck, it's a win.
     MICHELLE (81-1622) (2-4-0,16) of GFE challenged EARTH ELEMENTAL (81-1592) (4-5-
0,25) of MONSTER MANUAL.  Up 9.  MICHELLE was overpowered by EARTH ELEMENTAL in a 2
minute one-sided Challenge match.  GFE, is that... Girl From Elsewhere?
     GREGORY PALAMAS (81-1641) (3-3-0,14) of DARQUE AGES challenged GWENNOLAY (81-
1631) (2-5-0,14) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Straight across.  GREGORY PALAMAS was
overpowered by GWENNOLAY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  The flick of an
eyelash, the wiggle of a hip, and down a man goes.

     MEAN JOHN BROWN (81-1648) (2-3-0,18) of JUNGLELAND challenged LIZARD MAN (81-
1544) (3-9-0,18) of MONSTER MANUAL.  Straight across.  MEAN JOHN BROWN vanquished
LIZARD MAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge but.  Ah, no!  Does this mean the Lizard
Man will be fighting at night?  Say it isn't so!
     HOOK (81-1576) (4-3-0,31) of CAPITAL CARTEL challenged HARRISON (81-1584) (7-3-
0,42) of FUCHI OWNED.  Up 11.  HOOK handily defeated HARRISON in a 1 minute
mismatched Challenge bout.  And where the hook goes, can the line and sinker be far
behind?
     MAXENTIUS (81-1591) (6-3-0,56) of WARMASTERS challenged SUBPRIME RIB (81-1567)
(7-4-1,51) of OTTO'S DINER.  Down 5.  MAXENTIUS vanquished SUBPRIME RIB in an action
packed 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.  Some guys will eat anything.
     JERSEY DEVIL (81-1638) (4-2-1,45) of JUNGLELAND challenged LUGG OPAR (81-1548)
(10-12-0,49) of MIDDLE WAY 12.  Up 4.  JERSEY DEVIL savagely defeated LUGG OPAR in a
1 minute brutal Challenge bout.  So much for Lugg's eagerly sought winning streak.
Has he even had a glimpse of it?
     FIVE (81-1572) (7-4-1,54) of LA PENTARCHIE challenged BECK (81-743) (7-8-0,55)
of ALE HOUSE MERCS.  Up 1.  FIVE defeated BECK in a 3 minute Challenge duel.  If Five
is good, imagine what six might do?

     TOM WOLFE (81-1467) (10-10-1,52) of LITERATE LOONS challenged MALLE PENNELIS
(81-1553) (9-13-0,54) of MIDDLE WAY 12.  Up 2.  TOM WOLFE was defeated by MALLE
PENNELIS in a 4 minute expert's Challenge fight.  Choked him with her pasta?  No
surprise there, have you TASTED her pasta?
     ALP ARSLAN (81-1473) (8-10-0,44) of DARQUE AGES challenged SPORK (81-1562) (9-3-
0,49) of OTTO'S DINER.  Up 5.  ALP ARSLAN defeated SPORK in a 2 minute Challenge
match.  With his foon.
     SQUASHAPILLAR (81-1478) (8-11-1,46) of FURRY FURY challenged PANDERA PAX (81-
1406) (10-12-0,57) of ARCHAIC CHAOS.  Up 11.  SQUASHAPILLAR was vanquished by PANDERA
PAX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.  This is what happens when Squash meets
a non-Pillar.  Too specialized.
     FLACCUS (81-1455) (10-11-1,66) of WARMASTERS challenged BENEDICT (81-1470) (11-
8-0,76) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Up 10.  FLACCUS overpowered BENEDICT in a popular 3
minute gruesome one-sided Challenge duel.  Huh, I was looking for Benedict to do
something with eggs.  Maybe I should break for lunch?  Nah... the end is in sight, I
should keep going.  But seriously, think about the eggs, man.  It could be a new
career move.
     PABST (81-823) (9-2-0,62) of ALE HOUSE MERCS challenged VICTOR (81-1369) (15-14-
1,68) of WARMASTERS.  Up 6.  PABST was viciously subdued by VICTOR in a 5 minute
Challenge competition.  Ah, but there's power in a name, and Victor is feeling that.

     GUTTER BALL (81-1361) (17-9-0,74) of CAPITAL CARTEL challenged MADDENED MEERKAT
(81-1134) (15-37-0,83) of FURRY FURY.  Up 9.  GUTTER BALL beat MADDENED MEERKAT in a
popular 6 minute veteran's Challenge bout.  Listen, folks, stay AWAY from the
Meerkat.  "Maddened" isn't the half of it.
     BERNADETTE (81-1618) (6-0-1,81) of GFE challenged JAKLAK (81-1430) (14-9-0,90)
of CLAN LONGBEARD.  Up 9.  BERNADETTE was beaten by JAKLAK in a 2 minute Challenge
match.  I can't say I remember the details of every fight from one minute to the
next, well, I could SAY it, but it wouldn't be true.  But sometimes things stick, and
I seem to recall that this is not GFE's first loss today.  Reckless challenges....
     PATROCLUS (81-1410) (13-8-2,87) of ARCHAIC CHAOS challenged MARCO POLO (81-1375)
(17-9-2,128) of DARQUE AGES.  Up lots.  Ah, 41?  Around that.  PATROCLUS bested MARCO
POLO in a 2 minute gory master's Challenge brawl.  This was Marco the Most
Challenged, too.  Ouch.  The surprise here is that Marco didn't drop farthest.
     HEINRIK (81-1257) (21-23-1,105) of CLAN LONGBEARD challenged DOPPLEGANGER (81-
1382) (15-13-0,91) of MONSTER MANUAL.  Down 14.  HEINRIK savagely defeated
DOPPLEGANGER in a 1 minute expert's Challenge struggle.  Expert, but not uneven, you
will note.  I'm not sure I trust the steward's evaluation, but... what else do we
have to go on?
     MAGIC RAT (81-1317) (20-15-0,113) of JUNGLELAND challenged SHILLELAGH TOR (81-
1294) (19-18-1,106) of THE RED BLADES.  Down 7.  MAGIC RAT was overcome by SHILLELAGH
TOR in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.  I've never been a real fan of rats, so
this didn't upset me at all.

For the title:
     '66 CORVETTE (81-1036) (15-6-4,151) of AMERICAN MUSCLE challenged HOLY SHIITAKE
(81-1433) (16-6-0,103) of OTTO'S DINER.  Down 48.  '66 CORVETTE was demolished by
HOLY SHIITAKE in a 3 minute Challenge Title brawl.  Wrecked by a mushroom!  At least,
I think that's a mushroom?  An impressive one.  Congratulations.

                                       Larkin

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLY SHIITAKE 1433           17   6  0   119       OTTO'S DINER (96)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PORCUPAIN 1453               12  10  1   122       FURRY FURY (25)
 SHILLELAGH TOR 1294          20  18  1   115       THE RED BLADES (88)
 HEINRIK 1257                 22  23  1   110       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 PATROCLUS 1410               14   8  2   103       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 ZOG CORNERSTONE 1319         20  16  0   102       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 CICERO 1266                  22  18  0    98       WARMASTERS (15)
 MAGIC RAT 1317               20  16  0    96       JUNGLELAND (103)
 JAKLAK 1430                  15   9  0    96       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MADAM MARIE 1356             22   9  0    94       JUNGLELAND (103)
 '66 CORVETTE 1036            15   7  4    94       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 MARCO POLO 1375              17  10  2    91       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARCHON 1390                  19   9  0    90       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 PIT FIEND 1344               16  16  1    89       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 FIDGET 1403                  17  10  2    88       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 DOPPLEGANGER 1382            15  14  0    88       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 CREIDDY LAD 1484             11   8  2    88       SUMMERBORN (104)
 FLACCUS 1455                 11  11  1    86       WARMASTERS (15)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341       16  17  0    85       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 GUTTER BALL 1361             18   9  0    84       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263          16  26  1    84       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134        15  38  0    83       FURRY FURY (25)
 BERNADETTE 1618               6   1  1    81       GFE (126)
 VICTOR 1369                  16  14  1    78       WARMASTERS (15)
 ANGEROO 1452                 14   8  0    76       FURRY FURY (25)
 BIG BONES BILLIE 1442        12  10  0    69       JUNGLELAND (103)
 PUNT 1366                    12  14  0    69       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346          15  15  2    67       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAXENTIUS 1591                7   3  0    66       WARMASTERS (15)
 '71 MACH ONE 952             16  12  0    64       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 PANDERA PAX 1406             11  12  0    64       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 BENEDICT 1470                11   9  0    61       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 FIVE 1572                     8   4  1    61       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 QUINN 1634                    5   3  1    61       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 PABST 823                     9   3  0    60       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 MALLE PENNELIS 1553          10  13  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 BANK SHOT 1471               10   6  0    57       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
-GROWLER 908                   9   7  2    57       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALP ARSLAN 1473               9  10  0    56       DARQUE AGES (29)
 JERSEY DEVIL 1638             5   2  1    53       JUNGLELAND (103)
 POLI SARCHIS 1550            11  10  0    52       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 SISI BA-NETERU 1488           9   9  2    52       THE RED BLADES (88)
 MOLLUSQUOME 1629              7   1  0    52       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 FLAVOR TO GO 1633             4   4  0    52       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 TOM WOLFE 1467               10  11  1    51       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 REXCE 1585                    8   3  0    51       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BECK 743                      7   9  0    50       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 ZIGGY PIKE 1487               6  13  0    50       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 HOOK 1576                     5   3  0    50       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 KIRLUA NORIS 1549            13  10  0    49       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 WONDERFACE 1522               9   7  0    47       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 NIKUS 1583                    6   5  1    47       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 LUGG OPAR 1548               10  13  0    43       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 SUBPRIME RIB 1567             7   5  1    43       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SPORK 1562                    9   4  0    41       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SQUASHAPILLAR 1478            8  12  1    39       FURRY FURY (25)
 JULIETTE 1630                 6   2  0    39       SUMMERBORN (104)
 LIZZIE DUSK 1538              8   6  0    37       THE RED BLADES (88)
 WALKER PERCY 1474             8  12  0    36       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569          6   6  2    33       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 EARTH ELEMENTAL 1592          5   5  0    33       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 DEUCE 1642                    3   2  0    33       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 HARP 744                      8   8  0    32       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 JUNEBUG 1543                  7   6  2    30       SUMMERBORN (104)
 MOUNTAIN GOAT 1636            5   3  1    30       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 CAZADOR 1578                  5   6  0    28       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MEAN JOHN BROWN 1648          3   3  0    28       JUNGLELAND (103)
 HARRISON 1584                 7   4  0    27       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 BUCK DICH 1660                5   1  0    27       MY TOP RATED (129)
 TRUMAN CAPOTE 1577            5   6  0    25       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 LANEL 1619                    5   2  0    25       GFE (126)
-SCREECHER 1654                3   1  0    25       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GWENNOLAY 1631                3   5  0    24       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISH TACO 1687                2   0  0    22       FOOD (130)
 BRUSSEL SPROUTS 1688          1   1  0    22       FOOD (130)
 DAWN CERES 1573               5   6  0    21       THE RED BLADES (88)
 LIZARD MAN 1544               3  10  0    19       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 RONIN ZEN 1704                2   1  1    19       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 HIGGS BOSON 1697              2   0  0    18       RAIN DOGS (132)
-HOWLER 1596                   4   3  0    17       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 MAXIMUM WHAM 1691             2   0  0    17       DEUS EX MACHINA (131)
 GAMBLE 1635                   4   4  0    16       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 KIRIN ICHIBAN 1680            2   2  0    16       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 NIGHT LIES 1663               2   4  0    16       MY TOP RATED (129)
 GREMLIN STEW 1710             2   0  0    16       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 GERANIUM SYLVATICUM 1728      1   0  1    14       SUMMERBORN (104)
 GREGORY PALAMAS 1641          3   4  0    13       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ZADIE SMITH 1701              3   0  0    13       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 '69 GTX 1715                  2   0  0    13       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 KING OF ROCK 1709             2   0  0    13       MY TOP RATED (129)
 VALAK 1650                    3   3  0    12       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 SUSAN 1665                    3   2  0    12       GFE (126)
 MICHELLE 1622                 2   5  0    11       GFE (126)
 ONION RINGS 1684              1   1  0    11       FOOD (130)
 MISS MISERY 1725              1   0  0    11       MY TOP RATED (129)
 HAMBONE 1690                  1   1  0    11       DEUS EX MACHINA (131)
 BONY LOUIS SOL 1681           2   2  1     9       THE RED BLADES (88)
-SNARLER 1643                  2   3  0     9       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 OPAL REDD 1708                1   1  0     9       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 OLD THUMPER 1707              2   1  0     8       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 PEREGRINE 1694                1   1  0     7       RAIN DOGS (132)
 HYPNOTIZE 1679                1   3  0     6       MY TOP RATED (129)
 LITTLE DARLING 1700           1   2  0     5       SUMMERBORN (104)
 ANTENOR 1731                  1   0  0     5       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 TITAN 1672                    0   5  0     5       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 LAMB 1696                     1   1  0     4       RAIN DOGS (132)
 TARA THE RED 1698             1   1  0     4       RAIN DOGS (132)
 LAODAMEIA 1713                1   1  0     4       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 IRONHEAD 1722                 1   0  0     3       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DUCK CON FEET 1683            0   3  0     3       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 YUK HE 1685                   0   2  0     2       FOOD (130)
 TOSSED SALAD 1686             0   2  0     2       FOOD (130)
 LADY DEATH 1693               0   2  0     2       DEUS EX MACHINA (131)
 MILAREPA 1695                 0   2  0     2       RAIN DOGS (132)
 VON ERIKSON 1692              0   2  0     2       DEUS EX MACHINA (131)
-SNIVELER 1706                 0   1  0     1       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 ZARLENE 1726                  0   1  0     1       GFE (126)
 JAN HUS 1724                  0   1  0     1       DARQUE AGES (29)
 KRILL 1727                    0   1  0     1       DEUS EX MACHINA (131)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      GERANIUM SYLVATI 1728 121  NONE
'77 GREMLIN 1644        2  2 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   HOT BROWN 1678        118  REVENGED
'92 FORD TEMPO 1729     0  1 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   BLACK ORC             121  NONE
'WE' 1730               0  1 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   WURM KIN              121  NONE
BLIND TIM 1669          1  1 0 ARCHAIC CHAOS 111    KATHY 1666            118  REVENGED
GROANER 1653            1  2 0 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     VYGOTSKY 230          118   
ABIGUN TWO 1717         0  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    SHEWISH GIANT         121  NONE
QUIKEE 1718             0  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    WURM KIN              121  NONE
SAXO GRAMMATICUS 1590   5  4 1 DARQUE AGES 29       BERNADETTE 1618       120   
VESTRA 1689             0  1 0 DEUS EX MACHINA 131  BONY LOUIS SOL 1681   120  JUST REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TURIN 1486              8 10 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13  QUINN 1634            120   
BOB 1720                0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       HIGH ELF              121  NONE
JORGE 1719              0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       MOUNTAIN TROLL        121  NONE
SNACKPACK 1466         11  9 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       MOUNTAIN TROLL        121  NONE
TOM 1721                0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       HIGH ELF              121  NONE
HOPELESS HAMSTER 1732   0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        WURM KIN              121  NONE
KATHY 1666              1  3 1 GFE 126              RONIN ZEN 1704        120  JUST REVENGED
KINGSLEY AMIS 1658      1  2 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    TU DU 1652            118   
NIN QUAYNE 1552        10  9 0 MIDDLE WAY 12 122    MARCO POLO 1375       117  NOT REVENGED
PRAISE 1662             2  2 0 MY TOP RATED 129     KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569  119  REVENGED
HOT BROWN 1678          1  1 1 OTTO'S DINER 96      '66 CORVETTE 1036     119  JUST REVENGED
PIZZARRHEA 1348        16 13 1 OTTO'S DINER 96      PATROCLUS 1410        118  REVENGED
NO DICE SON 1559        4  6 1 SUMMERBORN 104       CHARLES MARTEL 1346   118  JUST REVENGED
FIGURE 8 1637           4  2 0 THE MOTHERSHIP 0 128 SAXO GRAMMATICUS 1590 119  NONE
JUNK 1723               0  1 0 THE MOTHERSHIP 0 128 WURM KIN              121  NONE
CHANCE DARIUS 1676      0  1 0 THE RED BLADES 88    AWORT 1677            117  REVENGED
GORDIO 1671             0  5 0 WARMASTERS 15        BANDIT PRINCE         121  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Elephant -- On behalf of The Consortium, I refute all the angry, hurt, and untrue
comments you made last round.  But I do wish you good luck. -- Agent, Capital Cartel

Elephant -- We apologize again.  We hope you get over your anger.  We can only assure
you that what you thought our comments implied was completely inaccurate.  Don't let
mere words give you such wrath. -- The plated, called-out, shameful, moral, senile
Consortium

Come on, Agent.  Let us fight in Shadowspire.  Please! -- The Capital Cartel

Elephant -- You will be missed... but you should take all this gladiatorial stuff
more lightly! -- LP
P.S.  Dear Consortium, please stay!

I need help for the quiz, I'm a foreigner! -- Fidget

Well, Madam Marie, I don't know what happened...  I guess I was focused on the quiz
and in a hurry? -- Fidget again

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     This advertisement arrived scattered through about five pages of some kind of
     coding.  I hope I have reconstructed enough of it to serve its purpose.

D. Noble and His Top Rated -- Despite your belief to the contrary, the death of
Praise was not intentional.  Just look at our team kill rate, does 11 kills in 320
wins say "killers" to you?  As for the challenge being weak, I disagree.  Praise was
ranked above Knut so it was an up-challenge.  Sure, Knut had more FE, but 9 FE with a
losing record leaves him a very reasonable init still.  Personally I've never worried
about FE when determining up/down challenges-- just points.  But that is me.  As for
the death, congrats on the successful BF.  It is always nice to avenge a death. --
Nomad and the Guild.

'71 Mach One -- Your manager is leaving again?  Bummer.  I had just managed to pin a
loss on one of you! -- Jager

Quinn -- Impressive win.  Despite the record, Turin was one of the finest rollups the
Guild has had in this arena and he had skills to prove it. A 6 FE warrior takes down
a 17 FE warrior with 6 ratings?  Impressive for you and depressive for us.  Someone
will have to try and BF. -- Nomad and the Guild

Squashapillar -- Interesting fight.  I seem to attack when I should be parrying and
parry when I plan on attacking.  At least I got a win. -- Ziggy Pike

Lizzie -- The idea is to keep trying.  Eventually it will work, right? -- Cazador

Otto's Diner -- According to your ad, you're located behind the western stables??
That explains quite a lot. -- Archaic Chaos

Pauly -- Looking forward to reading your spotlight! -- Kid Arcane

Pabst -- For a flat and relatively tasteless brew, you managed to put me under the
table!  I'm actually ashamed. -- Pandera Pax

Elephant -- C'mon already!  Good competition brings out the best in me.  I know you
can't tell, 'cause I'm still losing a lot, but it honestly does!  Stick around! --
Kid Arcane 

Vanek -- Thanks for the praise.  When will you write more about the Warmasters? --
Kid Arcane

GFE -- What does that stand for, anyway?  Girls Fart Explosively?  Garbage-Festering
Excrement?  Giggles For Everyone?  I mean, really!  -- Archaic  Chaos

Lady Death -- You got that right!  Saving up for a tombstone, I hope? -- Laodameia

Marco Polo -- Ssssooo close!!  We MUST do this again! -- Patroclus

Victor -- That was an impressive fight.  Why can't we fight like that all the time?
I keep telling Grimm that I have turned the corner and to be patient, and I go and
lose a whole bunch more.  Maybe that is why he won't talk to me anymore. -- Maddy
Meerkat

Magic Rat -- Yuck, only AB around and I get you as the random match-up.  Thanks for
pounding me into oblivion. -- Angeroo

Creidy Lad -- Shoosh, no clashes?  I have decent skills, I am shocked to see that. --
Porcupain

Dark Arena -- Here comes an almost roll-up.  Stop already, please give me something
that I can be proud of.  Running these terrible rolls is only helping my
psychoanalyst buy a bigger house. -- Grimm

     But he NEEDS a bigger house, for all his concubines.

All -- I am ready for the throne.  Darque, I am gonna take a shot at your PS. --
Porcupain

Ziggy -- How in the world did I not finish you off?  Ahh well, there is always next
time. -- Squashapillar

Knut -- Our manager is Destitute Noble.  Your intention was clear-- to get an easy
win by challenging a warrior with many less fights, and you having a style advantage
as well.  We don't appreciate the smugness in your personal ad last turn "you were
simply a good match-up 3 points above me in the rankings.  And now, I guess, you're
not".  We hope to avenge Praise on a more... "eye for an eye" basis, so expect to
continue to see us. -- Night Lies and the rest of the My Top Rated guild

Shadowspire -- Did you notice the League Arcane dominating the "teams on the move"
category last turn?  We did.

     Ah... before this gets really moving here, let me state categorically:
          I do not do alliances. -- Larkin

Floyd -- Excellent record so far-- you're making it tough for me to keep up! -- D.
Noble

Manager of GFE -- Out of curiosity, are Susan and Lanel siamese twins that were
seperated at birth?  Sure one's a lot bigger-- but otherwise... -- D. Noble

All -- Well, I wanted to make a lasting impression my first turn at Shadowspire and,
Well, this is not how I anticipated it going so I'm going to pretend that, um, this
turn never happened.  Please feel free to join in this never happened event and let
the next turn bring the impression "I know what I'm doing."  Haha.  RIP-- Vestra 10-
8-5-21-17-10-13 lunger ambidextrous!!  Anyway I'm happy to join you all at
Shadowspire and look forward to getting to know you all. -- Mgr. Don Guido, Deus Ex
Machina

Lamb -- I know where you live! -- Von Erikson

Valak -- Come on, throw me a bone here! -- Hambone

Brusselsprouts -- The wham don't do veggies. -- Maximum Wham

Bony Louis Sol -- Oh you... my precious! -- Don Guido

Laodameia -- Was a close fight, might get you next time. -- Lady Death

Little Darling -- Winter is coming. -- Higgs

Von Erikson -- How kind of you to submit so readily.  For that, you may keep your
life... for now. -- Lamb

Deus Ex Machina -- Our deepest sympathy over the loss of your "best fighter ever." --
Dulce E Decorum, mgr Rain Dogs

Elephant -- Cyber Punk?!  I hope you're joking, 'cause that's the last thing I need
is that guy following me around.  I mean, you're bad enough, but Cyber Punk?!  There
goes the arena. -- Pauly

Pandera Pax -- I just woke up from that coma you put me in, and I gotta say, it was a
surprise to see the W next to my name in the fight results.  It just isn't fair is
it? :) -- Pabst

Milarepa -- Answer: Thumped.  Question: What happened to you last turn? -- Old
Thumper

Hombre -- I lit a candle for you at the RUGs temple.  I know, you're going to say I

should have done a lot more than one, but if I did the actual number you needed, it
would more than likely burn the temple to the ground, which might have the reverse
effect you're looking for. -- Pauly

Welcome to the new teams!  I hope you're all planning to stick around for a while. --
Pauly

Deus Ex Machina -- Sorry about the rough welcome from Louis. -- Bill the Bard

Deus Ex, Food, Rain Dogs -- Welcome to Shadowspire!  Nice to see some new teams. --
Bill the Bard and The Red Blades

MMMMMM, My Michelle -- You swing a big stick, for a girl.  I think I may be in love.
-- Titan

I better find my favorite weapon sssoon or Deep Thought sssend me to a night fight...
I'm sssurprisssed he hasss not yet. -- Lizard Man

I want to crash a Little Red Corvette before their manager takes his toys and goes
home. -- Pit Fiend

Archon -- Scum Scum Scum, maybe I need to try a Halbard next time. -- Doppleganger

Probably no personals today, short of time, as usual. -- Jorja, the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNACKPACK was unbelievably slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
GORDIO was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
HOPELESS HAMSTER was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
'92 FORD TEMPO was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
JUNK was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ABIGUN TWO was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
QUIKEE was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JORGE was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BOB was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
'WE' was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
TOM was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CREIDDY LAD vanquished CHARLES MARTEL in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
ZIGGY PIKE lost to QUINN in a popular 1 minute Bloodfeud duel.
NIGHT LIES was overpowered by KNUT SUNDERHELM in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud match.
LANEL luckily beat RONIN ZEN in a exciting 9 minute brutal Bloodfeud fight.
MAXIMUM WHAM bested BONY LOUIS SOL in a 1 minute amateur's Bloodfeud conflict.
'66 CORVETTE was demolished by HOLY SHIITAKE in a 3 minute Challenge Title brawl.
MAGIC RAT was overcome by SHILLELAGH TOR in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
HEINRIK savagely defeated DOPPLEGANGER in a 1 minute expert's Challenge struggle.
PATROCLUS bested MARCO POLO in a 2 minute gory master's Challenge brawl.
BERNADETTE was beaten by JAKLAK in a 2 minute Challenge match.
GUTTER BALL beat MADDENED MEERKAT in a popular 6 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
PABST was viciously subdued by VICTOR in a 5 minute Challenge competition.
FLACCUS overpowered BENEDICT in a popular 3 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge duel.
SQUASHAPILLAR was vanquished by PANDERA PAX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
ALP ARSLAN defeated SPORK in a 2 minute Challenge match.
TOM WOLFE was defeated by MALLE PENNELIS in a 4 minute expert's Challenge fight.
FIVE defeated BECK in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
JERSEY DEVIL savagely defeated LUGG OPAR in a 1 minute brutal Challenge bout.
MAXENTIUS vanquished SUBPRIME RIB in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
HOOK handily defeated HARRISON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
MEAN JOHN BROWN vanquished LIZARD MAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
GREGORY PALAMAS was overpowered by GWENNOLAY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MICHELLE was overpowered by EARTH ELEMENTAL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CAZADOR luckily beat DAWN CERES in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.
PEREGRINE narrowly defeated TOSSED SALAD in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge bout.
DEUCE devastated GAMBLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MILAREPA was bested by KING OF ROCK in a 1 minute novice's Challenge battle.
TITAN was devastated by BUCK DICH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
HAMBONE overpowered YUK HE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DUCK CON FEET was handily defeated by KIRIN ICHIBAN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
HIGGS BOSON beat OLD THUMPER in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge bout.
TARA THE RED was overpowered by FISH TACO in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
GREMLIN STEW vanquished HYPNOTIZE in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LAODAMEIA was outlasted by ZADIE SMITH in a 12 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
PIT FIEND was subdued by CICERO in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory expert's conflict.
ARCHON was devastated by PORCUPAIN in a action packed 4 minute mismatched match.
ZOG CORNERSTONE narrowly defeated JAGER VON DRACHEN in a 5 minute veteran's match.
ANGEROO was viciously subdued by MADAM MARIE in a 12 minute gruesome veteran's bout.
FIDGET overpowered '71 MACH ONE in a 1 minute uneven competition.
BIG BONES BILLIE was savagely defeated by VIRGINIA WOOLF in a 2 minute master's match.
PUNT demolished JULIETTE in a popular 1 minute one-sided battle.
POLI SARCHIS handily defeated WALKER PERCY in a 1 minute brutal mismatched contest.
HARP was devastated by NIKUS in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
REXCE devastated JUNEBUG in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
KIRLUA NORIS was demolished by FLAVOR TO GO in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
MOLLUSQUOME viciously subdued MOUNTAIN GOAT in a 2 minute gory bout.
WONDERFACE was unbelievably bested by BANK SHOT in a popular 4 minute gory struggle.
SISI BA-NETERU devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
LIZZIE DUSK savagely defeated TRUMAN CAPOTE in a popular 2 minute gruesome match.
VALAK was demolished by BRUSSEL SPROUTS in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
VON ERIKSON was unbelievably bested by IRONHEAD in a slow 15 minute amateur's bout.
LAMB was viciously subdued by '69 GTX in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's match.
LITTLE DARLING was narrowly defeated by OPAL REDD in a 3 minute gory novice's fight.
ONION RINGS vanquished LADY DEATH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SUSAN subdued JAN HUS in a 2 minute beginner's battle.
ZARLENE was overpowered by MISS MISERY in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
KRILL was subdued by ANTENOR in a 4 minute amateur's duel.
GERANIUM SYLVATICUM executed MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  26         TOTAL PARRY       90 -  49 -  2      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 21         PARRY-STRIKE      49 -  42 -  4      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  17         LUNGING ATTACK   112 - 112 - 10      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         WALL OF STEEL     59 -  61 -  3      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         STRIKING ATTACK  101 - 111 -  6      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     9         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  24 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   48 -  56 -  4      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         BASHING ATTACK    60 -  86 -  6      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        32 -  47 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     34 -  56 -  1      38  |

Turn 121 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOLY SHIITAKE 1433         17   6  0  119 OTTO'S DINER (96)
STRIKING ATTACK  PORCUPAIN 1453             12  10  1  122 FURRY FURY (25)
BASHING ATTACK   SHILLELAGH TOR 1294        20  18  1  115 THE RED BLADES (88)
WALL OF STEEL    PATROCLUS 1410             14   8  2  103 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
TOTAL PARRY      CICERO 1266                22  18  0   98 WARMASTERS (15)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC RAT 1317             20  16  0   96 JUNGLELAND (103)
LUNGING ATTACK   '66 CORVETTE 1036          15   7  4   94 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARCO POLO 1375            17  10  2   91 DARQUE AGES (29)
SLASHING ATTACK  FIDGET 1403                17  10  2   88 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
PARRY-LUNGE      BENEDICT 1470              11   9  0   61 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PIT FIEND 1344.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PIT FIEND 1344.  The ten other most popular fighters were VICTOR 1369, WONDERFACE 
1522, SNACKPACK 1466, MADDENED MEERKAT 1134, RONIN ZEN 1704, PORCUPAIN 1453, JAGER 
VON DRACHEN 1341, FLACCUS 1455, ZOG CORNERSTONE 1319, and LIZZIE DUSK 1538.

The least popular fighter this week was IRONHEAD 1722.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZADIE SMITH 1701, VON ERIKSON 1692, LAODAMEIA 1713, ANGEROO 1452, LANEL 
1619, KRILL 1727, VALAK 1650, KIRLUA NORIS 1549, JUNEBUG 1543, and HARP 744.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HEINRIK (81-1257) CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
'66 CORVETTE (81-1036) AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)