DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/21/2011    Duedate: 10/04/2011

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-123

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOLY SHIITAKE
OTTO'S DINER (96)
(81-1433) [19-6-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOLY SHIITAKE                  BERNADETTE
OTTO'S DINER (96)              GFE (126)
(81-1433) [19-6-0,134]         (81-1618) [6-3-1,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PIT FIEND                      MARCO POLO
MONSTER MANUAL (87)            DARQUE AGES (29)
(81-1344) [18-16-1,120]        (81-1375) [17-12-2,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LITERATE LOONS (40)         78
2. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         59      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. DARQUE AGES (29)            36      Unchartered Team
4. WARMASTERS (15)             27
5. DEUS EX MACHINA (131)       25      RAIN DOGS (132)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)      162 112  6 59.1   1/ 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    11  4 0
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       357 252 14 58.6   2/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       10  5 1
 3/ 3 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     233 177 14 56.8   3/19 LITERATE LOONS (40)       9  6 1
 4/ 4 SUMMERBORN (104)         131 108 13 54.8   4/ 5 THE RED BLADES (88)       8  6 0
 5/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    331 280 11 54.2   5/13 JUNGLELAND (103)          8  7 1
 6/ 6 JUNGLELAND (103)         136 116  4 54.0   6/ 4 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       8  7 1
 7/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)         269 234 13 53.5   7/ 8 OTTO'S DINER (96)         8  7 0
 8/11 OTTO'S DINER (96)        156 144  5 52.0   8/10 SUMMERBORN (104)          7  8 1
 9/10 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     303 284 13 51.6   9/11*RAIN DOGS (132)           7  8 0
10/12 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      147 138  5 51.6  10/ 2 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       7  8 0
11/13 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      315 297 15 51.5  11/22 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       7  8 0
12/14 WARMASTERS (15)          309 294 24 51.2  12/14*FOOD (130)                7  8 0
13/15 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  25  24  2 51.0  13/15 WARMASTERS (15)           6  4 0
14/18*RAIN DOGS (132)           10  10  0 50.0  14-16 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       6  4 0
15/ 8*GFE (126)                 21  22  2 48.8  15- 6 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       6  4 0
16-16 MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)       55  58  0 48.7  16/12 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      6  9 0
17/17 LITERATE LOONS (40)      293 320 12 47.8  17/ 7*GFE (126)                 6  9 0
18/ 0 ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)    26  29  4 47.3  18/ 9*MY TOP RATED (129)        6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 THE RED BLADES (88)      151 172  9 46.7  19/ 0 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       5  0 0
20/21 FURRY FURY (25)          176 209  7 45.7  20/18 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  5 10 0
21/23 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      145 188  5 43.5  21/ 0*DEUS EX MACHINA (131)     5 10 0
22/22*MY TOP RATED (129)        17  23  0 42.5  22/23 FURRY FURY (25)           4 10 0
23/ 0 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       64  90  3 41.6  23/21 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      4 11 0
24/19*FOOD (130)                 8  12  0 40.0  24-17 MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)       3  2 0
25-24 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       61  99  6 38.1  25/24 DARQUE AGES (29)          3 12 0
26/ 0*DEUS EX MACHINA (131)      6  14  0 30.0  26/ 0 ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)    2  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                    Writers Block

     Indimar let out a sigh of disgust as he crumpled the sheet of paper before him
and tossed it at a wastebasket already overflowing with Scrodbucks Doubleshot cans
and paper wads.  After watching the missile careen to a resting place near the bay
window he rose from his desk and let out another long sigh as he scrubbed his fingers
through his hair and followed up with a yawning stretch.  Automatically grabbing a
fresh Doubleshot off the ice bucket Indimar was moving to the window to retrieve the
errant paper when he spotted Cyberpunk moving down the street.
     Standing back in the deeper shadows he followed the tiny manager's progress down
the street.  Not for the last time Indimar wondered why Elepunk had insisted on
riding to Shadowspire with his weapon shipment.  Aside from roughing up a few locals
along the way he had mostly kept to himself.  Indimar had never caught Cyber or
Elephant in anything that would prove they were the same person, but until he
actually saw them together he would continue to think of him as Elepunk.  A loose
cannon no matter which way that coin landed, thought Indy with a chuckle.
     As he shifted position to improve his view Indimar's foot came to rest on the
ball of paper.  The crinkling brought his thoughts back to the task at hand.  Kicking
the scrap to lay nearer its cohorts he returned to his desk and retook his seat.
After readying a fresh sheet and sharpening a brand new RSI pencil from his stash
Indimar hunched over his desk with a determined look on his ruggedly handsome face
(it is MY story).  After several minutes of determined hunching he sat back with a
curse and threw down his pencil.  Reaching in his bottom drawer he grabbed a bottle
of some crazy moonshine he got from Barnabas and took a long pull.  After a few
minutes of sputtering, crying, and gasping for air he leaned back and pondered the
impossible task before him.  Writing a toast for Pauly's upcoming wedding.
     And it was truly impossible, of that Indimar was sure.  How could a few words
ever tell Pauly how proud he was of the man he had become?  Were a few fleeting
moments enough to tell his new daughter how glad he was that his son had found
someone as special as her?  As beautiful inside and out, someone to walk side by side
with him through this life they were starting on.  Could a simple toast ever convey
anything of the wild ride Indimar knew lay before them?  One hundred toasts would not
be enough to tell of the wonderful things he wished for them.
     Yes, it was truly an impossible task, but Indimar knew he'd get it done somehow.

                But who was gonna tell Laverne?

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings again, my fair Shadowspirians!  Shadowspirators?  Shadow...spiclicans?
Whatever we're called, it's good to address you once more as the arena champ.  I am a
bit lucky to be here, having survived a quite spirited bout with Porcupain.  Now that
dude knows how to use a longsword, I can tell you.  One more time I was able to get
in the last shot and eek out a win.  Not sure how I keep doing it, but I do.  The
competition at this level is some of the best I've ever seen.
     I'd like to take a moment to welcome the new manager, Cyberpunk, who has taken
over for the departed pachyderm at American Muscle.  He was thoughtful enough to post
a transscript from a recent dream of his, even if it was a tad bit violent with its
imagery.  I'm no psychiatrist but some say that violent imagery in dreams is actually
an indication of other strong feelings toward a person.  I'll leave that to his
therapist to sort out.  Anyway, I hope he and Otto are able to bury the hatchet, and
not in each other's skulls.
     If I win this turn, I do believe I'm outta here, so it's very important to
choose the right opponent.  Now I really wish I'd put more thought into it.  I think
I challenged someone whose name starts with "P."  Always had good luck with the Ps.
As always, remember to donate to the Hot Brown Memorial Fund.  We're looking at
buying a big car crusher and dedicating it to the memory of our late teammate, and
every penny helps.  Give generously!

                                         Holy Shiitake
                                         Head 'Shroom in Charge

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ah, and here we are again, with autumn beginning to breathe down the backs of
our necks.  Chilly breath it has, too!  All the better for fighting, not so hot that
you roast in your armor, not so cold that your fingers freeze on the sword.
     Alarond the Scibe, or the golem of that designation, did the basic notes, and
he/it says that Dragonbane Guild, going 3-2-0, achieved Top Team this time out.  We
congratulate them.  Ir it, if it's the Guild I'm congratulating instead of the
gladiators.  Always a tricky point of grammar.  Well, tricky if you're trying to
think with a headache.  Literate Loons went 4-1-0 and reached third place.  Monster
Manula went 3-2-0 and moved up to eleventh place.  I'm sure other teams shifted
significantly, but I don't happen to have the relevant information at my fingertips,
and if it's any farther away than that, I can't read it.  Trouble with the glasses,
need a new prescription, all that.
     Virginia Woolf, a Literate Loon, had the largest point gain at twenty-three.
Doppleganger of Monster Manual had the biggest drop at fifteen points.
     The Duelmaster, Holy Shiitake, got the most challenges:  NINE of them.  You
don't see this in other arenas.  In fact, in other arenas, you're darned lucky to see
nine challenges at all!
     The Ale House Mercs were most avoided, and among those avoiding them, the
Warmasters were prominent.  This is how things work, and I'm glad to see it.  Other
arenas can't touch us for whole-hearted use of all the tools at hand.
     We had sixty-three fights with only two standbys.  Thirty-five total challenges,
of which ten were Dark Arena challenges, five were bloodfeuds, and the other twenty
were regular challenges.  This is the way an arena should be working.  I love it!

The Dark Arena fights in brief:
     GREGORY PALAMAS (81-1641) (3-5-0,14) of DARQUE AGES DA challenged SPYMASTER (81-
22) (0-0-0,70) of DARK ARENA.  GREGORY PALAMAS was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1
minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
     DUCK CON FEET (81-1683) (0-4-0,4) of OTTO'S DINER DA challenged HIGH ELF (81-19)
(0-0-0,60) of DARK ARENA. DUCK CON FEET was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute
Dark Arena battle.
     LADY DEATH (81-1693) (0-3-0,3) of DEUS EX MACHINA DA challenged BLACK ORC (81-
20) (0-0-0,60) of DARK ARENA.  LADY DEATH was narrowly killed by BLACK ORC in a 2
minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
     LAMB (81-1696) (1-2-0,5) of RAIN DOGS DA challenged SHEWISH GIANT (81-21) (0-0-
0,55) of DARK ARENA.  LAMB was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena
contest.
     HAMBONE (81-1690) (1-2-0,5) of DEUS EX MACHINA DA challenged HIGH ELF (81-19)
(0-0-0,60) of DARK ARENA.  HAMBONE was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal
Dark Arena fight.

     JAN HUS (81-1724) (0-2-0,2) of DARQUE AGES DA challenged STONE GOLEM (81-26) (0-
0-0,40) of DARK ARENA.  JAN HUS was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute
gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
     DA 2 (81-1738) (0-0-0,0) of FURRY FURY DA challenged ARENAMASTER (81-23) (0-0-
0,100) of DARK ARENA.  DA 2 was assassinated by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena
struggle.
     TO DO (81-1744) (0-0-0,0) of AMERICAN MUSCLE DA challenged DARK CHAMPION (81-24)
(0-0-0,60) of DARK ARENA.  TO DO was executed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody
Dark Arena brawl.
     HAL ONE (81-1740) (0-0-0,0) of CLAN LONGBEARD DA challenged ARENAMASTER (81-23)
(0-0-0,100) of DARK ARENA.  HAL ONE was assassinated by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute
Dark Arena melee.
     HAL TWO (81-1741) (0-0-0,0) of CLAN LONGBEARD DA challenged SHEWISH GIANT (81-
21) (0-0-0,55) of DARK ARENA.  HAL TWO viciously butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 1
minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
     That's Dark Arena nine, gladiators one.  Not bad, considering the combatants and
their relative skills.  We congratulate Hal Two on his survival, though it may be
that he comes right back for another try.

The bloodfeuds:
     JAKLAK (81-1430) (15-10-0,89) of CLAN LONGBEARD bloodfeuded TOM WOLFE (81-1467)
(11-11-2,66) of LITERATE LOONS.  Down 23.  JAKLAK won victory over TOM WOLFE in a 4
minute expert's Bloodfeud fight.  Successful.
     CHARLES MARTEL (81-1346) (15-16-2,63) of DARQUE AGES bloodfeuded BERNADETTE (81-
1618) (6-2-1,84) of GFE.  Up 21.  CHARLES MARTEL overpowered BERNADETTE in a 1 minute
uneven Bloodfeud match.  Successful.
     KNUT SUNDERHELM (81-1569) (7-6-2,55) of DRAGONBANE GUILD bloodfeuded QUINN (81-
1634) (5-4-1,58) of THE MOTHERSHIP 011.  Up 3.  KNUT SUNDERHELM was overpowered by
QUINN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.  No go.
     TRUMAN CAPOTE (81-1577) (6-6-0,27) of LITERATE LOONS bloodfeuded MOLLUSQUOME
(81-1629) (8-1-1,62) of LA PENTARCHIE.  Up 35.  TRUMAN CAPOTE slimly won victory over
MOLLUSQUOME in a 2 minute Bloodfeud conflict.  Surprisingly, this was successful.
     KRILL (81-1727) (0-2-0,2) of DEUS EX MACHINA bloodfeuded BONY LOUIS SOL (81-
1681) (2-2-1,9) of THE RED BLADES.  Up 7.  KRILL was devastated by BONY LOUIS SOL in
a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud battle.  Not this time.

The random matches, according to some (in arenas where challenging is rare), the
heart of the game:
     JOSEPH MITCHELL (81-1746) (0-0-0,0) of LITERATE LOONS fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE
(81-5) (0-0-0,20) of Fine Imported Standbys.  JOSEPH MITCHELL vanquished EMBEZZLING
SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.  A writer would naturally be concerned about an
unreliable scribe.
     '69 GTO JUDGE (81-1743) (0-0-0,0) of AMERICAN MUSCLE fought ODDBALL (81-1747)
(0-0-0,0) of THE MOTHERSHIP 011.  '69 GTO JUDGE was overpowered by ODDBALL in a 1
minute one-sided battle.  What is there to say about this?  It was... odd.
     IRONHEAD (81-1722) (2-0-0,10) of DRAGONBANE GUILD fought GERANIUM SYLVATICUM
(81-1728) (2-0-1,17) of SUMMERBORN.  IRONHEAD defeated GERANIUM SYLVATICUM in an
action packed 4 minute beginner's fight.  That's no way to treat a potted plant!
Sure, they say that geraniums thrive on neglect, but "action packed" doesn't sound
like neglect to me.

     '69 GTX (81-1715) (2-1-0,7) of AMERICAN MUSCLE fought FEOHR (81-1737) (1-0-0,11)
of CLAN LONGBEARD.  '69 GTX was narrowly defeated by FEOHR in a popular 3 minute gory
beginner's duel.  Tripped him with the beard, Feohr did.
     KING OF ROCK (81-1709) (3-0-0,22) of MY TOP RATED fought THE HERMIT (81-620) (1-
3-1,23) of ELECTRIC KOOL-AID.  KING OF ROCK was overpowered by THE HERMIT in a 1
minute mismatched bout.  There's probably a message in this, but I'm not looking for
messages tonight.  Just aspirins.
     ZADIE SMITH (81-1701) (4-0-0,16) of LITERATE LOONS fought MARTILN (81-1742) (0-
0-0,0) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  ZADIE SMITH handily defeated MARTILN in a tiring 8 minute
bloody mismatched battle.  I don't know if Zadie is literate or not, but she can talk
like it's going out of style.  I wish it was going out of style.
     TARA THE RED (81-1698) (2-1-0,8) of RAIN DOGS fought HADRIAN (81-1739) (0-0-0,0)
of WARMASTERS.  TARA THE RED savagely defeated HADRIAN in an action packed 8 minute
novice's match.  If that was really Tara and not an illusion I saw (there's something
funny in these aspirins), it's no wonder Hadrian capitulated.
     TOSSED SALAD (81-1686) (0-3-0,3) of FOOD fought LITTLE DARLING (81-1700) (1-3-
0,6) of SUMMERBORN.  TOSSED SALAD was savagely defeated by LITTLE DARLING in a 4
minute amateur's fight.  Calling yourself "Tossed Salad" in the arena is just asking
for trouble.  Everyone wants to prove that he, she, or it can toss a salad with the
best.  And you end up with a lot of dirty lettuce.

     MILAREPA (81-1695) (1-2-0,10) of RAIN DOGS fought '67 FIREBIRD (81-1745) (0-0-
0,0) of AMERICAN MUSCLE.  MILAREPA defeated '67 FIREBIRD in a 1 minute amateur's
duel.  Rain defeats fire, right.  Sounds like one of those games, scissors, paper,
stone, you know?
     BOUNCY BUNNY (81-1587) (4-3-0,21) of FUZZY BUNNIES fought ZARLENE (81-1726) (1-
1-0,7) of GFE.  BOUNCY BUNNY devastated ZARLENE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.  What
really got Zarlene was jealousy, and nothing but.
     GAMBLE (81-1635) (4-5-0,17) of THE MOTHERSHIP 011 fought YUK HE (81-1685) (0-3-
0,3) of FOOD.  GAMBLE was bested by YUK HE in an exciting 1 minute match.  No
surprise.  Yuk He gets me every time, too.  I've just given up on weird food.
     BUCK DICH (81-1660) (5-2-0,17) of MY TOP RATED fought TOTORO (81-1594) (2-4-
1,17) of FUZZY BUNNIES.  BUCK DICH was demolished by TOTORO in a 1 minute one-sided
brawl.  Maybe it's just me, but there seems to be something weird about these Fuzzy
Bunnies.  Of course, tonight, everything seems a little off, but the Bunnies... more
than a little.
     TITAN (81-1672) (0-6-0,6) of MONSTER MANUAL fought OLD THUMPER (81-1707) (2-2-
0,8) of ALE HOUSE MERCS.  TITAN overcame OLD THUMPER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute
brutal match.  Let's hope that this win will be enough to save Titan from a quick
fight in the dark.

     BRUSSEL SPROUTS (81-1688) (2-1-0,26) of FOOD fought CAPTURED ORC (81-8) (0-0-
0,40) of Fine Imported Standbys.  BRUSSEL SPROUTS was luckily beaten by CAPTURED ORC
in a 1 minute amateur's bout.  That wasn't luck.  Orcs will do anything to avoid
eating brussel sprouts.  Broccoli, too.
     MR WIGGLES (81-1477) (7-7-1,31) of FUZZY BUNNIES fought NIGHT LIES (81-1663) (2-
5-0,11) of MY TOP RATED.  MR WIGGLES beat NIGHT LIES in an exciting 1 minute battle.
Mind you, this should not be taken as some kind of guarantee that Mr Wiggles will
tell the truth.
     GWENNOLAY (81-1631) (4-5-0,33) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought SUSAN (81-1665) (4-2-
0,14) of GFE.  GWENNOLAY was narrowly defeated by SUSAN in a 3 minute conflict.  The
fans really go for these girl-fights.  I can't say I go for 'em myself, or the girls
would beat me up in an alley.  But I like the chainmail bikinis.
     MOUNTAIN GOAT (81-1636) (5-4-1,30) of THE MOTHERSHIP 011 fought VALAK (81-1650)
(3-4-0,13) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  MOUNTAIN GOAT was overpowered by VALAK in an exciting
1 minute uneven competition.  Wolf bites goat.  Okay.
     CAPTAIN TRIPS (81-567) (6-5-1,26) of ELECTRIC KOOL-AID fought MICHELLE (81-1622)
(3-5-0,19) of GFE.  CAPTAIN TRIPS overpowered MICHELLE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
Tripped and fell on her, if you missed it.

     JULIETTE (81-1630) (6-3-0,37) of SUMMERBORN fought COOL BREEZE (81-596) (5-3-
1,43) of ELECTRIC KOOL-AID.  JULIETTE luckily beat COOL BREEZE in a 2 minute gruesome
fight.  With a sweater.  How else?
     SPORK (81-1562) (9-5-0,51) of OTTO'S DINER fought SQUASHAPILLAR (81-1478) (8-13-
1,38) of FURRY FURY.  SPORK unbelievably bested SQUASHAPILLAR in an exciting 4 minute
gory match.  I can't believe the Spork lasted that long.  They always break for me.
     VELVETEEN (81-1431) (8-8-0,57) of FUZZY BUNNIES fought KESEY (81-566) (5-6-1,34)
of ELECTRIC KOOL-AID.  VELVETEEN overcame KESEY in a 2 minute melee.  Kicked him over
the cuckoo's nest?
     BUNNY FOO FOO (81-1476) (9-5-0,64) of FUZZY BUNNIES fought NIKUS (81-1583) (6-6-
1,38) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  BUNNY FOO FOO defeated NIKUS in an exciting 2 minute
brawl.  It was the ear work that tipped the scales.  Who'd have thought you could
chop an opponent with an off-hand ear?
     DOPPLEGANGER (81-1382) (15-15-0,87) of MONSTER MANUAL fought FIDGET (81-1403)
(17-11-2,74) of LA PENTARCHIE.  DOPPLEGANGER was handily defeated by FIDGET in a 1
minute mismatched duel.  Both of them.

     ARCHON (81-1390) (20-9-0,96) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought VIRGINIA WOOLF (81-1263)
(16-27-1,78) of LITERATE LOONS.  ARCHON was savagely defeated by VIRGINIA WOOLF in a 
3 minute expert's duel.  Well, of course.  As a woolf, Virginia IS savage.
     PIT FIEND (81-1344) (17-16-1,105) of MONSTER MANUAL fought MADAM MARIE (81-1356)
(23-9-0,107) of JUNGLELAND.  PIT FIEND overcame MADAM MARIE in a popular 2 minute
veteran's duel.  Fiendishly, no doubt.
     ZOG CORNERSTONE (81-1319) (20-17-0,99) of LA PENTARCHIE fought VICTOR (81-1369)
(16-14-1,78) of WARMASTERS.  ZOG CORNERSTONE beat VICTOR in a crowd pleasing 5 minute
brutal veteran's duel.  Y'know, it strikes me that the handicapper is missing some
good matches here.  For instance, Zog against Archon, and Virginia against Victor--
they were both closer in the rankings.  What's up with this?  Bribes?  Secret bets?
AVOIDS?
     MADDENED MEERKAT (81-1134) (16-38-0,97) of FURRY FURY fought BIG BONES BILLIE
(81-1442) (13-10-0,79) of JUNGLELAND.  MADDENED MEERKAT was murdered by BIG BONES
BILLIE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.  Oops.  Madness it's own punishment?
     CICERO (81-1266) (22-18-0,98) of WARMASTERS fought MARCO POLO (81-1375) (17-11-
2,83) of DARQUE AGES.  CICERO overcame MARCO POLO in an exciting 6 minute bloody
veteran's fight.  Somehow I had pictured Cicero as a literate loon.  Well, even
though he's not, I'd guess Marco is thinking of doing some traveling soon.  Camels
across the desert must sound almost... peaceful.

The challenges:
     VON ERIKSON (81-1692) (1-2-0,13) of DEUS EX MACHINA challenged GREMLIN STEW (81-
1710) (3-0-0,18) of OTTO'S DINER.  Up 5.  VON ERIKSON was subdued by GREMLIN STEW in
a 6 minute amateur's Challenge match.  Have you TRIED the Gremlin Stew?  It isn't for
the weak-stomached.  A lot of those gremlins are still armed.
     PEREGRINE (81-1694) (1-2-0,6) of RAIN DOGS challenged HYPNOTIZE (81-1679) (1-4-
0,7) of MY TOP RATED.  Up 1.  PEREGRINE vanquished HYPNOTIZE in a 1 minute mismatched
Challenge fight.  You're going to have to work on self-confidence, Hypnotize.  Being
an experienced loser will not help you get wins.
     HIGGS BOSON (81-1697) (2-1-0,15) of RAIN DOGS challenged MISS MISERY (81-1725)
(2-0-0,18) of MY TOP RATED.  Up 3.  HIGGS BOSON was savagely defeated by MISS MISERY
in a 3 minute Challenge fray.  What can I, or anyone, say?  It's been a dry season,
and there isn't much rain to share around.
     DAWN CERES (81-1573) (5-7-0,22) of THE RED BLADES challenged LANEL (81-1619) (5-
3-0,22) of GFE.  Straight across.  DAWN CERES savagely defeated LANEL in an exciting
3 minute brutal Challenge fight.  There's probably a quip in here somewhere, but it
doesn't come to me at the moment.
     MAXIMUM WHAM (81-1691) (3-0-0,24) of DEUS EX MACHINA challenged FISH TACO (81-
1687) (3-0-0,30) of FOOD.  Up 6.  MAXIMUM WHAM won victory over FISH TACO in a 3
minute novice's Challenge fray.  It would appear that Maxie was well-named.  Though
any right-thinking diner would whack a fish taco.  I had a sardine red enchilada
once, and it was... an experience.  I do not care to repeat it.

     MEAN JOHN BROWN (81-1648) (3-4-0,24) of JUNGLELAND challenged ONION RINGS (81-
1684) (2-1-0,24) of FOOD.  Straight across.  MEAN JOHN BROWN overpowered ONION RINGS
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Well, he IS mean, you know.
     LIZARD MAN (81-1544) (4-10-0,28) of MONSTER MANUAL challenged SUBPRIME RIB (81-
1567) (8-5-1,53) of OTTO'S DINER.  Up 25.  LIZARD MAN overpowered SUBPRIME RIB in a 1
minute uneven Challenge competition.  They say that lizards will eat anything, which,
I admit, I have not found to be true.  They don't seem to care for cauliflower.
     JERSEY DEVIL (81-1638) (5-3-1,33) of JUNGLELAND challenged KIRIN ICHIBAN (81-
1680) (3-2-0,33) of ALE HOUSE MERCS.  Straight across.  JERSEY DEVIL was handily
defeated by KIRIN ICHIBAN in a 1 minute Challenge bout.  "Handily defeated," does
that mean he used both hands?
     LIZZIE DUSK (81-1538) (8-7-0,31) of THE RED BLADES challenged CAZADOR (81-1578)
(6-6-0,34) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Up 3.  LIZZIE DUSK savagely defeated CAZADOR in an
exciting 2 minute gruesome Challenge melee.  Could this Lizzie be related to another,
equally savage, Lizzie?
     EARTH ELEMENTAL (81-1592) (6-5-0,48) of MONSTER MANUAL challenged ZIGGY PIKE
(81-1487) (7-13-0,55) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Up 7.  EARTH ELEMENTAL was overpowered by
ZIGGY PIKE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  Not the job for earth here, you
need fire, I would think.

     JUNEBUG (81-1543) (8-6-2,43) of SUMMERBORN challenged BECK (81-743) (8-9-0,52)
of ALE HOUSE MERCS.  Up 9.  JUNEBUG was narrowly defeated by BECK in an exciting 3
minute Challenge duel.  Probably a seasonal thing, the nights are getting too cold
for junebugs now.  Slows 'em down.
     FLAVOR TO GO (81-1633) (4-5-0,40) of THE MOTHERSHIP 011 challenged HARP (81-744)
(9-8-0,40) of ALE HOUSE MERCS.  Straight across.  FLAVOR TO GO devastated HARP in a
popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  Makes you wonder, fearsomely, as it were,
what flavor that is, doesn't it?
     WONDERFACE (81-1522) (10-7-0,59) of LA PENTARCHIE challenged SISI BA-NETERU (81-
1488) (10-9-2,65) of THE RED BLADES.  Up 6.  WONDERFACE overpowered SISI BA-NETERU in
a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge fray.  Jealousy, nothing but jealousy.
     ALP ARSLAN (81-1473) (10-10-0,63) of DARQUE AGES challenged ANGEROO (81-1452)
(14-9-0,78) of FURRY FURY.  Up 15.  ALP ARSLAN was outwaited by ANGEROO in a 11
minute veteran's Challenge bout.  Wind sprints for Alp.
     MAXENTIUS (81-1591) (7-3-0,66) of WARMASTERS challenged PABST (81-823) (10-3-
0,84) of ALE HOUSE MERCS.  Up 18.  MAXENTIUS savagely defeated PABST in a crowd
pleasing 4 minute bloody Challenge fight.  It looks like Maxie is a two-fisted
drinker.

     MAGIC RAT (81-1317) (20-17-0,82) of JUNGLELAND challenged BENEDICT (81-1470)
(12-9-0,82) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Straight across.  MAGIC RAT beat BENEDICT in an
exciting 1 minute veteran's Challenge match.  This is a bit worrying.  Is the Rat
really magical?  There are rules about that.
     FLACCUS (81-1455) (11-11-1,86) of WARMASTERS challenged PORCUPAIN (81-1453) (12-
11-1,99) of FURRY FURY.  Up 13.  FLACCUS was devastated by PORCUPAIN in a popular 1
minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  Needles everywhere, a gruesome sight indeed.
     '71 MACH ONE (81-952) (17-12-0,71) of AMERICAN MUSCLE challenged FIVE (81-1572)
(9-4-1,74) of LA PENTARCHIE.  Up 3.  '71 MACH ONE won victory over FIVE in an
exciting 1 minute Challenge fray.  And noisy, too.
     JAGER VON DRACHEN (81-1341) (17-17-0,91) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged CREIDDY
LAD (81-1484) (12-8-2,93) of SUMMERBORN.  Up 2.  JAGER VON DRACHEN defeated CREIDDY
LAD in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.  Experience tipping the balance here, as
it often does.

And staggering up to the finish line, the title match:
     SHILLELAGH TOR (81-1294) (21-18-1,120) of THE RED BLADES challenged HOLY
SHIITAKE (81-1433) (18-6-0,126) of OTTO'S DINER.  Up 6.  SHILLELAGH TOR was beaten by
HOLY SHIITAKE in a 2 minute Challenge Title conflict.  A salute to Shillelagh for the
attempt, and congratulations to Holy Shiitake for the victory.

                                       Larkin

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLY SHIITAKE 1433           19   6  0   134       OTTO'S DINER (96)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIT FIEND 1344               18  16  1   120       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-PATROCLUS 1410               15   8  2   115       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 PORCUPAIN 1453               13  11  1   107       FURRY FURY (25)
 CICERO 1266                  23  18  0   105       WARMASTERS (15)
 VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263          17  27  1   101       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SHILLELAGH TOR 1294          21  19  1    99       THE RED BLADES (88)
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341       18  17  0    99       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BIG BONES BILLIE 1442        14  10  1    99       JUNGLELAND (103)
 MADAM MARIE 1356             23  10  0    96       JUNGLELAND (103)
-GUTTER BALL 1361             19   9  0    92       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 FIDGET 1403                  18  11  2    91       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAKLAK 1430                  16  10  0    91       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGIC RAT 1317               21  17  0    90       JUNGLELAND (103)
 CREIDDY LAD 1484             12   9  2    88       SUMMERBORN (104)
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346          16  16  2    87       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MAXENTIUS 1591                8   3  0    87       WARMASTERS (15)
 MARCO POLO 1375              17  12  2    86       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ARCHON 1390                  20  10  0    82       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 '71 MACH ONE 952             18  12  0    82       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 VICTOR 1369                  16  15  1    82       WARMASTERS (15)
 ANGEROO 1452                 15   9  0    80       FURRY FURY (25)
 FLACCUS 1455                 11  12  1    80       WARMASTERS (15)
 BENEDICT 1470                12  10  0    78       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 WONDERFACE 1522              11   7  0    74       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 DOPPLEGANGER 1382            15  16  0    72       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 PABST 823                    10   4  0    71       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 FIVE 1572                     9   5  1    69       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 QUINN 1634                    6   4  1    68       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM WOLFE 1467               11  12  2    66       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 BUNNY FOO FOO 1476           10   5  0    66       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 ZIGGY PIKE 1487               8  13  0    66       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ALP ARSLAN 1473              10  11  0    63       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BERNADETTE 1618               6   3  1    63       GFE (126)
-PUNT 1366                    12  15  0    60       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
-MALLE PENNELIS 1553          10  13  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 VELVETEEN 1431                9   8  0    59       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BECK 743                      9   9  0    56       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 TRUMAN CAPOTE 1577            7   6  0    55       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SPORK 1562                   10   5  0    54       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-PANDERA PAX 1406             11  13  0    53       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 SISI BA-NETERU 1488          10  10  2    53       THE RED BLADES (88)
 LIZARD MAN 1544               5  10  0    53       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-POLI SARCHIS 1550            11  10  0    52       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 FLAVOR TO GO 1633             5   5  0    52       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
-BANK SHOT 1471               10   7  0    50       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
-KIRLUA NORIS 1549            13  10  0    49       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569          7   7  2    47       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 JULIETTE 1630                 7   3  0    46       SUMMERBORN (104)
-HOOK 1576                     5   4  0    45       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 NIKUS 1583                    6   7  1    44       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 KIRIN ICHIBAN 1680            4   2  0    44       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
-LUGG OPAR 1548               10  13  0    43       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 JUNEBUG 1543                  8   7  2    43       SUMMERBORN (104)
 LIZZIE DUSK 1538              9   7  0    41       THE RED BLADES (88)
 SQUASHAPILLAR 1478            8  14  1    40       FURRY FURY (25)
 MOLLUSQUOME 1629              8   2  1    40       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 EARTH ELEMENTAL 1592          6   6  0    40       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 COOL BREEZE 596               5   4  1    37       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 HARP 744                      9   9  0    36       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 KESEY 566                     5   7  1    36       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 MEAN JOHN BROWN 1648          4   4  0    35       JUNGLELAND (103)
 CAPTAIN TRIPS 567             7   5  1    34       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)
 MAXIMUM WHAM 1691             4   0  0    34       DEUS EX MACHINA (131)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR WIGGLES 1477               8   7  1    33       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 VALAK 1650                    4   4  0    33       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 THE HERMIT 620                2   3  1    33       ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (68)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAL TWO 1741                  1   0  1    33       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SUBPRIME RIB 1567             8   6  1    31       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 DAWN CERES 1573               6   7  0    31       THE RED BLADES (88)
 SUSAN 1665                    5   2  0    29       GFE (126)
 TOTORO 1594                   3   4  1    29       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 CAZADOR 1578                  6   7  0    28       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BOUNCY BUNNY 1587             5   3  0    27       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 FISH TACO 1687                3   1  0    26       FOOD (130)
 BRUSSEL SPROUTS 1688          2   2  0    25       FOOD (130)
 JERSEY DEVIL 1638             5   4  1    24       JUNGLELAND (103)
 MISS MISERY 1725              3   0  0    24       MY TOP RATED (129)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZADIE SMITH 1701              5   0  0    22       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 GREMLIN STEW 1710             4   0  0    22       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-DEUCE 1642                    3   3  0    22       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 MOUNTAIN GOAT 1636            5   5  1    21       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 JOSEPH MITCHELL 1746          1   0  0    21       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 GWENNOLAY 1631                4   6  0    20       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 IRONHEAD 1722                 3   0  0    20       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LANEL 1619                    5   4  0    19       GFE (126)
 FEOHR 1737                    2   0  0    19       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BUCK DICH 1660                5   3  0    18       MY TOP RATED (129)
 GAMBLE 1635                   4   6  0    18       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 BONY LOUIS SOL 1681           3   2  1    18       THE RED BLADES (88)
 PEREGRINE 1694                2   2  0    17       RAIN DOGS (132)
 YUK HE 1685                   1   3  0    16       FOOD (130)
 MICHELLE 1622                 3   6  0    15       GFE (126)
-LAODAMEIA 1713                2   1  0    15       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 TARA THE RED 1698             3   1  0    14       RAIN DOGS (132)
-RONIN ZEN 1704                2   2  1    14       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 ONION RINGS 1684              2   2  0    14       FOOD (130)
 LITTLE DARLING 1700           2   3  0    13       SUMMERBORN (104)
 VON ERIKSON 1692              1   3  0    13       DEUS EX MACHINA (131)
 KING OF ROCK 1709             3   1  0    12       MY TOP RATED (129)
 GERANIUM SYLVATICUM 1728      2   1  1    12       SUMMERBORN (104)
 NIGHT LIES 1663               2   6  0    12       MY TOP RATED (129)
 MILAREPA 1695                 2   2  0    12       RAIN DOGS (132)
 HIGGS BOSON 1697              2   2  0    12       RAIN DOGS (132)
 TITAN 1672                    1   6  0    12       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ODDBALL 1747                  1   0  0    11       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
-ANTENOR 1731                  2   0  0    10       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 OLD THUMPER 1707              2   3  0     9       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
-OPAL REDD 1708                1   1  0     9       MIDDLE WAY 12 (122)
 '69 GTX 1715                  2   2  0     8       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 HYPNOTIZE 1679                1   5  0     8       MY TOP RATED (129)
 ZARLENE 1726                  1   2  0     5       GFE (126)
 TOSSED SALAD 1686             0   4  0     4       FOOD (130)
 KRILL 1727                    0   3  0     3       DEUS EX MACHINA (131)
 '69 GTO JUDGE 1743            0   1  0     1       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 '67 FIREBIRD 1745             0   1  0     1       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 HADRIAN 1739                  0   1  0     1       WARMASTERS (15)
 MARTILN 1742                  0   1  0     1       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TO DO 1744              0  1 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   DARK CHAMPION         123  NONE
HAL ONE 1740            0  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    ARENAMASTER           123  NONE
REXCE 1585              8  4 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    TOM WOLFE 1467        122  JUST REVENGED
SHEWISH GIANT           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           HAL TWO 1741          123  NONE
GREGORY PALAMAS 1641    3  6 0 DARQUE AGES 29       SPYMASTER             123  NONE
JAN HUS 1724            0  3 0 DARQUE AGES 29       STONE GOLEM           123  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SAXO GRAMMATICUS 1590   5  4 1 DARQUE AGES 29       BERNADETTE 1618       120  JUST REVENGED
HAMBONE 1690            1  3 0 DEUS EX MACHINA 131  HIGH ELF              123  NONE
LADY DEATH 1693         0  4 0 DEUS EX MACHINA 131  BLACK ORC             123  NONE
VESTRA 1689             0  1 0 DEUS EX MACHINA 131  BONY LOUIS SOL 1681   120  REVENGED
TURIN 1486              8 10 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13  QUINN 1634            120  REVENGED
DA 2 1738               0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        ARENAMASTER           123  NONE
MADDENED MEERKAT 1134  16 39 0 FURRY FURY 25        BIG BONES BILLIE 1442 123   
KATHY 1666              1  3 1 GFE 126              RONIN ZEN 1704        120  REVENGED
WALKER PERCY 1474       8 13 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    MOLLUSQUOME 1629      122  JUST REVENGED
PRAISE 1662             2  2 0 MY TOP RATED 129     KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569  119  REVENGED
DUCK CON FEET 1683      0  5 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      HIGH ELF              123  NONE
LAMB 1696               1  3 0 RAIN DOGS 132        SHEWISH GIANT         123  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Be it known that Agent has recently left employment with The Consortium for
"personal reasons."  The Capital Cartel is deemed concluded.  Good luck to all
Shadowspireans. -- The Consortium Elders

Whoever says there is no scum in this arena has not watched my last 4 matches.  Since
my initial win, my opponents have not swung... not even once.  Guess all in all
that's not a bad problem to have... -- Hypnotize

Kirin -- Nice challenge-- you got me fair and square on that one. -- Buck Dich

Hambone -- Did you think you had a chance when I let you get back up?  And then the
shot to your jaw... -- King of Rock

Lamb -- This name works well for you, as this was a sacrificial fight of sorts.
(I'll bet you didn't realize you were so expendable.)  In the name of Archaic Chaos,
I accept your team's offering.  Your blood was well-sprinkled across the sand.  Go in
peace. -- Antenor

     Looked more like "pieces" to me.

Jaklak -- Smack!  Smack!  (Desperate; cries out in pain; unable to continue...)
Thanks for the skills! -- Patroclus

Maximum Wham -- Oh, no, you don't!!  I had this one sewn up!!  We WILL do this
again!! -- Ronin Zen

Convicted Thief -- Some might argue that beating on a guy wearing a blindfold is
uncool or unfair.  I think of it as my contribution to public service.  Keep up the
good work! -- Laodameia

Five -- Now see, here's the problem:  If I anticipate a cheesy scum challenge, I have
to be set up one way.  If I'm putting away guys like you (I'll demonstrate this
shortly) I have to run another way.  Tough to predict this with 100% accuracy. --
Pandera Pax

Warmasters -- Are you sure you guys aren't ducking us? -- Archaic Chaos

Raindogs -- Welcome to Shadowspire!  Write a spotlight!  Introduce your team!  Get
creative!! Have fun!! -- Archaic Chaos

D.Noble -- Good luck with those avoids. -- Archaic Chaos

What kind of "cyber" punk doesn't do internet message boards?  Netrunning-- you're
doing it wrong. -- Otto X

All -- I think I'm running on maintenence this turn and maybe next turn too.  Getting

married in a week, so things have been busy for me.  Actually, I'm getting married as
you read this if you're checking it out online Saturday.  Be back to my usual self
after the honeymoon. -- Josh (Pauly)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GREGORY PALAMAS was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DUCK CON FEET was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
LADY DEATH was narrowly killed by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
LAMB was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
HAMBONE was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
JAN HUS was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
DA 2 was assassinated by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
TO DO was executed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
HAL ONE was assassinated by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
HAL TWO viciously butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
JAKLAK won victory over TOM WOLFE in a 4 minute expert's Bloodfeud fight.
CHARLES MARTEL overpowered BERNADETTE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud match.
KNUT SUNDERHELM was overpowered by QUINN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
TRUMAN CAPOTE slimly won victory over MOLLUSQUOME in a 2 minute Bloodfeud conflict.
KRILL was devastated by BONY LOUIS SOL in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud battle.
SHILLELAGH TOR was beaten by HOLY SHIITAKE in a 2 minute Challenge Title conflict.
JAGER VON DRACHEN defeated CREIDDY LAD in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
'71 MACH ONE won victory over FIVE in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fray.
FLACCUS was devastated by PORCUPAIN in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MAGIC RAT beat BENEDICT in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Challenge match.
MAXENTIUS savagely defeated PABST in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody Challenge fight.
ALP ARSLAN was outwaited by ANGEROO in a 11 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
WONDERFACE overpowered SISI BA-NETERU in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge fray.
FLAVOR TO GO devastated HARP in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
JUNEBUG was narrowly defeated by BECK in a exciting 3 minute Challenge duel.
EARTH ELEMENTAL was overpowered by ZIGGY PIKE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LIZZIE DUSK savagely defeated CAZADOR in a exciting 2 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
JERSEY DEVIL was handily defeated by KIRIN ICHIBAN in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
LIZARD MAN overpowered SUBPRIME RIB in a 1 minute uneven Challenge competition.
MEAN JOHN BROWN overpowered ONION RINGS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MAXIMUM WHAM won victory over FISH TACO in a 3 minute novice's Challenge fray.
DAWN CERES savagely defeated LANEL in a exciting 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
HIGGS BOSON was savagely defeated by MISS MISERY in a 3 minute Challenge fray.
PEREGRINE vanquished HYPNOTIZE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
VON ERIKSON was subdued by GREMLIN STEW in a 6 minute amateur's Challenge match.
CICERO overcame MARCO POLO in a exciting 6 minute bloody veteran's fight.
MADDENED MEERKAT was murdered by BIG BONES BILLIE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ZOG CORNERSTONE beat VICTOR in a crowd pleasing 5 minute brutal veteran's duel.
PIT FIEND overcame MADAM MARIE in a popular 2 minute veteran's duel.
ARCHON was savagely defeated by VIRGINIA WOOLF in a 3 minute expert's duel.
DOPPLEGANGER was handily defeated by FIDGET in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
BUNNY FOO FOO defeated NIKUS in a exciting 2 minute brawl.
VELVETEEN overcame KESEY in a 2 minute melee.
SPORK unbelievably bested SQUASHAPILLAR in a exciting 4 minute gory match.
JULIETTE luckily beat COOL BREEZE in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
CAPTAIN TRIPS overpowered MICHELLE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
MOUNTAIN GOAT was overpowered by VALAK in a exciting 1 minute uneven competition.
GWENNOLAY was narrowly defeated by SUSAN in a 3 minute conflict.
MR WIGGLES beat NIGHT LIES in a exciting 1 minute battle.
BRUSSEL SPROUTS was luckily beaten by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
TITAN overcame OLD THUMPER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal match.
BUCK DICH was demolished by TOTORO in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
GAMBLE was bested by YUK HE in a exciting 1 minute match.
BOUNCY BUNNY devastated ZARLENE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MILAREPA defeated '67 FIREBIRD in a 1 minute amateur's duel.
TOSSED SALAD was savagely defeated by LITTLE DARLING in a 4 minute amateur's fight.
TARA THE RED savagely defeated HADRIAN in a action packed 8 minute novice's match.
ZADIE SMITH handily defeated MARTILN in a tiring 8 minute bloody mismatched battle.
KING OF ROCK was overpowered by THE HERMIT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
'69 GTX was narrowly defeated by FEOHR in a popular 3 minute gory beginner's duel.
IRONHEAD defeated GERANIUM SYLVATICUM in a action packed 4 minute beginner's fight.
'69 GTO JUDGE was overpowered by ODDBALL in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
JOSEPH MITCHELL vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  23         TOTAL PARRY       84 -  52 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 21         PARRY-STRIKE      52 -  39 -  4      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  16         WALL OF STEEL     60 -  55 -  3      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         STRIKING ATTACK  101 - 101 -  6      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         LUNGING ATTACK   111 - 126 -  9      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  22 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         SLASHING ATTACK   46 -  58 -  5      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        31 -  41 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     31 -  49 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    59 -  95 -  6      38  |

Turn 123 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 -  4     LUNGING ATTACK    10 - 13         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  9     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  6     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     3 - 13         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOLY SHIITAKE 1433         19   6  0  134 OTTO'S DINER (96)
STRIKING ATTACK  PIT FIEND 1344             18  16  1  120 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
TOTAL PARRY      CICERO 1266                23  18  0  105 WARMASTERS (15)
BASHING ATTACK   SHILLELAGH TOR 1294        21  19  1   99 THE RED BLADES (88)
WALL OF STEEL    JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341     18  17  0   99 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
SLASHING ATTACK  FIDGET 1403                18  11  2   91 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC RAT 1317             21  17  0   90 JUNGLELAND (103)
PARRY-STRIKE     MARCO POLO 1375            17  12  2   86 DARQUE AGES (29)
LUNGING ATTACK   '71 MACH ONE 952           18  12  0   82 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
PARRY-LUNGE      BENEDICT 1470              12  10  0   78 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 MARCO POLO 1375.  The ten other most popular fighters were VICTOR 1369, VIRGINIA 
WOOLF 1263, TOM WOLFE 1467, MAXENTIUS 1591, GERANIUM SYLVATICUM 1728, DAWN CERES 
1573, PIT FIEND 1344, SQUASHAPILLAR 1478, LITTLE DARLING 1700, and TARA THE RED 1698.

The least popular fighter this week was ANGEROO 1452.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARTILN 1742, HADRIAN 1739, ALP ARSLAN 1473, '69 GTO JUDGE 1743, KING 
OF ROCK 1709, '67 FIREBIRD 1745, ZARLENE 1726, NIGHT LIES 1663, MICHELLE 1622, and 
DOPPLEGANGER 1382.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HOLY SHIITAKE (81-1433) OTTO'S DINER (96)
PIT FIEND (81-1344) MONSTER MANUAL (87)
VIRGINIA WOOLF (81-1263) LITERATE LOONS (40)

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

ZOG CORNERSTONE (81-1319) LA PENTARCHIE (11)