DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/14/2011    Duedate: 12/27/2011

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-129

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PABST
ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
(81-823) [16-4-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PABST                          KRONSTEEN
ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)            BOND-AGE (133)
(81-823) [16-4-0,122]          (81-1748) [5-1-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOPPLEGANGER                   MOLLUSQUOME
MONSTER MANUAL (87)            LA PENTARCHIE (11)
(81-1382) [19-18-0,98]         (81-1629) [11-5-1,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LA PENTARCHIE (11)          46
2. FOOD (130)                  45      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. BOND-AGE (133)              43      Unchartered Team
4. SUMMERBORN (104)            40
5. THE WILLBURYS II (127)      28      BOND-AGE (133)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SUPER BASH BROTHER (124)   1   0  0  100   1/ 1*BOND-AGE (133)           12  3 0
 2/ 2*BOND-AGE (133)            21   9  1 70.0   2/ 2 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     12  3 0
 3/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       370 268 14 58.0   3/ 6 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        8  6 0
 4/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    345 296 11 53.8   4/ 7 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       8  7 0
 5/ 6 SUMMERBORN (104)         144 124 14 53.7   5/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 0
 6- 5 JUNGLELAND (103)         143 124  4 53.6   6/ 4 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       8  7 0
 7/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)         281 248 13 53.1   7/13 OTTO'S DINER (96)         8  7 0
 8- 8 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  36  32  2 52.9   8/17 FURRY FURY (25)           7  2 1
 9/ 9 OTTO'S DINER (96)        173 157  5 52.4   9/11 SUMMERBORN (104)          7  7 1
10/10 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     322 295 13 52.2  10/ 8 FOOD (130)                7  8 2
11/11 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      163 152  5 51.7  11/ 3 LITERATE LOONS (40)       7  8 1
12/12 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      330 312 15 51.4  12/10 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       6  8 0
13/13 WARMASTERS (15)          321 312 24 50.7  13/14 GFE (126)                 5 10 1
14/17 FOOD (130)                24  26  2 48.0  14/22*THE WILLBURYS II (127)    5 10 1
15/14 LITERATE LOONS (40)      308 335 14 47.9  15/12 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     5 10 0
16-16 THE RED BLADES (88)      161 182  9 46.9  16-19 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       4  6 0
17/18 FURRY FURY (25)          190 218 10 46.6  17-15 MY TOP RATED (129)        4  6 0
18/ 0 CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       24  28  1 46.2  18/16 WARMASTERS (15)           4 11 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 GFE (126)                 32  41  3 43.8  19-21 JUNGLELAND (103)          3  2 0
20/20 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      157 205  5 43.4  20-18 THE RED BLADES (88)       3  2 0
21/15*RAIN DOGS (132)           19  26  0 42.2  21-20 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  2  2 0
22-21 MY TOP RATED (129)        27  38  0 41.5  22/ 9*RAIN DOGS (132)           2  8 0
23/23*THE WILLBURYS II (127)     8  12  2 40.0  23-23*SUPER BASH BROTHER (124)  1  0 0
24-22 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       73 112  8 39.5  24/ 0 CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
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                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                              *ALMOST YEAR END EDITION

It is that time of year again!  Almost.  There will be two more turns in Shadowspire
before the year's end.  We present this issue as the ALMOST Edition.

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                                *GRADUATION STATISTICS

As of last turn, 142 warriors have gotten the call to the Isle.  We have no idea how
that compares to other arenas.  We assume it is a pretty high rate when all factors
are considered--including arena participation and the ban upon tournament
participation.  Thirty-three managers have managed a warrior from obscurity to
immortality!  And what good is a newspaper if it doesn't create some controversy?
Just to keep the water cooler talk hopping, we've included the argument you all know
and love (almost)--the Top 3 Warriors from each style.  THe BEST is defined (in the
SYP's eyes) by Arena Win/Loss Percentage at the time of ADM Invitation.

Aimed Blow -- 12 graduates; A.E. Housman of Literate Loons (66.67%); The Small Cat of
La Pentarchie (65.63%); Balliol Blackmoon of Dragonbane Guild (65.38%)

Basher -- 9 graduates:  Mouse of Pain of Rodent Clan (60.87%); Liath from Of Wolf and
Man (58.06%); Gregorr of Warmasters (53.66%)

Lunger -- 26 graduates:  '76 Gran Torino of American Muscle (75.00%); Lutherius of
Warmasters (72.00%); Dunnik of Clan Longbeard (70.83%)

Parry Lunge -- 10 graduates:  Flor of Cult of Bacchus (65.00%); Evelyn Waugh of
Literate Loons (64.10%); Clara of House of Hearts (60.71%)

Parry Riposte -- 6 graduates:  Holy Shiitake of Otto's Diner (76.00%); Shaviola of Of
Wolf and Man (75.86%); Wee Beastie of Unholy Knights (68.00%)

Parry Strike -- 1 graduate:  Marco Polo of Darque Ages (61.76%)

Slasher -- 12 graduates:  Fan Zhen of Darque Ages (68.18%); August of Summerborn
(66.67%); Bowtie Bob of Fuchi Owned (65.52%)

Striker -- 31 graduates:  Hummingbird (80.00%); '69 Fairlane Cobra (75.00%); Natty
Light of Ale House Mercs, Corrin of Clan Longbeard, and Chupucasuperior of Superior
Forces NT (74.07%)

Total Parry -- 17 graduates:  Low and Away of Capital Cartel (85.19%); Rat-Loving Cat
of La Pentarchie (77.50%); Burm Wolfsnarl of Big Lake Outcasts (77.27%)

Wall of Steel -- 18 graduates:  Copernicus of Darque Ages (90.00%); Anvil Ironfist of
Dragonbane Guild (84.62%); Consortium? of La Pentarchie (75.00%)

Le Pentarque leads the pack with 12 graduates, followed by Clan Longbeard (11);
Dragonbane Guild (10); Warmasters, Literate Loons, and Darque Forces (9); Of Wolf and
Man (7); Kellumbo's Kids, Fuchi Owned, and American Muscle (6); Furry Fury (5);
Rodent Clan, The Draugs, Capital Cartel, Summerborn, and Otto's Diner (4); Cult of
Bacchus, The Mongoloids II, The Red Blades, Ale House Mercs, Monster Manual, and
Jungleland (3); AARP, Battle Grunts, and House of Hearts (2); 4-Letter Cavemen, Big
Lake Outcasts, Huckle's Cats, Kathouse, Unholy Knights, Philanthropists, Superior
Forces NT, and Archaic Chaos (1).

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                          *AND FOR THE ROUND ROBIN SEEKERS

It is doubtful past managers pursued after the elusive "Round Robin" as aggressively
as those in Shadowspire.  Actually, we have no sources to back up that statement.  We
just like the people in Shadowspire more than we do others, so in our biased opinion
it is true.  We are the 'Yellow Press' after all and since we at the SYP write the
news, it is good enough.  Almost.  Entire stables have been built and rebuilt with
the intention of graduating a warrior from each fighting style.  Below, you will find
a quick list that has been compiled of the front runners.  To be included on the
list, one must have at least 5 graduates and a minimum of 5 styles.  The correctness
of this information is contigent upon how accurate the SYP database is.  We are 100%
sure it is correct!  Almost--more like 99.5%.  Also remember we are bad at math!

Le Pentarque   -- GRADUATED: AB x3, BA, LU, PR, SL x2, ST, TP, WS x2
                  NEEDS:  PL, PS

Visionist      -- GRADUATED:  AB, LU X3, PL, SL, ST X4, WS
                  NEEDS:  BA, PR, PS, TP

Nomad          -- GRADUATED:  AB X2, BA, PL X2, ST X2, TP
                  NEEDS:  LU, PR, PS, SL

Vanek          -- GRADUATED:  AB, BA, LU X2, ST X3, WS X2
                  NEEDS:  PL, PR, PS, SL, TP

Sherman        -- GRADUATED:  AB, BA X2, PL X3, SL, TP X2
                  NEEDS:  LU, PR, PS, ST, WS

Master Darque  -- GRADUATED:  LU, PL, PS, SL X2, ST X2, TP, WS
                  NEEDS:  AB, BA, PR

Tripwire       -- GRADUATED:  AB X2, BA, LU, PR, TP, WS
                  NEEDS:  PL, PS, SL, ST

If the above managers tarry too long in their goals, the SYP is certain that a few
other teams will come quickly into the discussion, including:  Furry Fury, Otto's
Diner, Summerborn, Jungleland, and Monster Manual.  While we know many other
competent managers on the sands in Shadowspire, some may have started too late to be
considered a true threat in this Round Robin Race!  If these games have taught us
nothing else, though, it has certainly taught us to expect the unexpected.  And,
counting any team out at this point would be foolish!  Almost.

Look for the year end edition coming up in a few cycles.  It should be out the first
turn of the new year, recounting all of 2011's highs and lows.  You almost don't want
to miss it!

SYP Editor

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Warriors of Shadowspire!

     Ya know, I was beginning to think all this hype about being the Duelmaster was
nothing more than a weekly, over-blown publicity stunt by the Gladiatorial
Commission.  They make big flashy posters about the Duelmaster and the fights to sell
more tickets.  Yet, without hardened gladiators, the Commission has nothing to show
the people.  So, to keep us motivated and fighting each cycle, they hype this so-
called throne and heap praises upon the one occupying it.  We are all supposed to
follow the big lie and "worship" whoever just happens to be on that big uncomfortable
chair each cycle.  Praises, praises, and more praises for the big bad warrior who
lucks his way into the big chair!  He is so great!  We are not worthy!
     What do I think of it now that I'm actually sitting in the "revered" throne of
Shadowspire?  It is FREAKIN' AWESOME!!  Not only do I get the throne, but I get my
invite to the Isle as well.  I will leave you as the first Parry-Strike to hold the
throne of Shadowspire and the first Parry-Strike to receive his invite to ADM from
Shadowspire.  Chances are good that I'll be showing up in Storm Rock eventually, but
not until Darque's current crop gets shipped off to Primus.
     So what does Shadowspire's first Parry-Strike graduate look like?  Prepare to be
unimpressed!!  10-11-8-14-16-9-16 and I trained to finish at 11-11-8-15-17-9-17.  I
am +3 Riposte and +4 Attack (Ambi).  I like the SH (used occasionally) and a MO/LO
fighting rhythm (used a lot).  I leave with 2 kills to my charge:  one against a
fellow Piker and the other a Wall of Steel.  I averaged about 2.00 skills a fight and
never really pegged my fave because the learning was consistent across the board.
     My career has been a bit of a roller coaster.  I started out strong from the
gate going an impressive 9-1-1!  Well, that good fortune did not last for long as I
went 3-7-0 over the next ten round for a 12-8-1 record.  The third "decade" was
better with a 6-4-1.  The last 4 fights have gone well at 3-1-0 and brought me to
where I have always longed to be--immortal!  If not for the strong start, I'd
probably be 6-feet under or still plugging along striving for political points.  As
you can tell from my numbers, luck has been a key part to my success.  In this
gladiator game, I'd rather be lucky than good on most days!
     There isn't much left to say except that my challenges this turn will go to the
top 2 contenders for the throne:  Pabst and Cicero.  Not exactly the best match ups
for me (nor the worst either), but I know the frustration of being "oh so close" to
the throne and just missing it because I didn't get a shot.  I'll give the top 2 a
shot if either will take it!  After that, I'm probably going to travel a bit before
making a buying a more permanent dwelling near Storm Rock.

Your Duelmaster,

Lord Protector Marco Polo

                                      SPY REPORT

     Snide Clemens said he wanted to see the back of Shadowspire.  Excuse me?  Which
side is the back?  Is there something worth seeing?
     Regardless, and I think he may be cracked anyway, these are the points he
thought worth mentioning about the fights today.  Well, some of the points, because
others aren't actually mentionable.  Rain Dogs went oh-fer and fell down the
rankings.  It happens.  Why make a big deal out of it?  Furry Fury went 4-0-1 and
climbed.  Mollusquome rose by twenty-three points, probably the single largest point
gain today.  Tara the Red lost sixteen points, which is most likely the biggest drop.
     Jungleland was most avoided, and of those avoiding them, La Pentarchie was doing
it more than anyone else.  It doesn't look like anyone was most challenged.  Probably
a lot of people tied, because there were plenty of challenges.
     There was a total of forty-seven fights, four of them involving standbys.  We
really need some standbys of our, instead of these imported goons.  Twenty-eight
total challenges:  five Dark Arena, two bloodfeud, and twenty-one regular.

The Dark Arena fights:
     PORCUPAIN (81-1453) (14-14-2,96) of FURRY FURY DA challenged BLACK ORC (81-20)
(0-0-0,60) of DARK ARENA.  PORCUPAIN butchered BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark
Arena fight.  Porcupain is leaving as a Lord Protector, so he had an edge.
     FLACCUS (81-1455) (12-16-1,83) of WARMASTERS DA challenged MOUNTAIN TROLL (81-
18) (0-0-0,40) of DARK ARENA.  FLACCUS was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a
4 minute Dark Arena battle.  That's a longish Dark Arena fight.
     YUK HE (81-1685) (3-6-0,19) of FOOD DA challenged MOUNTAIN TROLL (81-18) (0-0-
0,40) of DARK ARENA.  YUK HE was slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute
Dark Arena duel.  Another slow one, could it be that the Mountain Troll was having an
off day?
     CRUD (81-1797) (0-0-0,0) of ALE HOUSE MERCS DA challenged DARK CHAMPION (81-24)
(0-0-0,60) of DARK ARENA.  CRUD was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark
Arena fight.  Talk about using a warhammer to smash an ant!
     INTRODUCTION (81-1795) (0-0-0,0) of MONSTER MANUAL DA challenged BLACK ORC (81-
20) (0-0-0,60) of DARK ARENA.  INTRODUCTION was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute
Dark Arena competition.  They knew each other well enough to make it personal?

The random matches, moving quickly because the printer is impatient:
     CLERLEON (81-1796) (0-0-0,0) of LA PENTARCHIE fought MORDANT DESERTER (81-2) (0-
0-0,5) of Fine Imported Standbys.  CLERLEON overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1
minute one-sided duel.  Not a bad introduction to the arena for Clerleon.
     HELL HOUND (81-1788) (1-0-0,6) of MONSTER MANUAL fought RODDON (81-1792) (1-0-
0,12) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  HELL HOUND beat RODDON in a 2 minute novice's fight.  That
fight went to the dog.
     WYNDHAM LEWIS (81-1776) (2-2-0,8) of LITERATE LOONS fought MIDSUMMER WREATH (81-
1793) (0-0-0,0) of SUMMERBORN.  WYNDHAM LEWIS was overcome by MIDSUMMER WREATH in a 2
minute novice's conflict.  This Wreath dude looks like someone to watch.

     WASHSOUGAL (81-1625) (2-1-0,11) of THE WILLBURYS II fought TURDUCKEN (81-1784)
(0-2-0,2) of OTTO'S DINER.  WASHSOUGAL narrowly defeated TURDUCKEN in a crowd
pleasing 3 minute novice's brawl.  A narrow defeat, after three minutes?  Perhaps
Turducken has hidden merits.
     TUKWILLA (81-1627) (1-2-1,6) of THE WILLBURYS II fought DAGON (81-1794) (0-0-
0,0) of LA PENTARCHIE.  TUKWILLA easily killed DAGON in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
And there's Dagon down.  Tukwilla now has two kills.  A dangerous fighter.
     MARTILN (81-1742) (3-2-0,18) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought ORTING (81-1626) (0-3-0,3)
of THE WILLBURYS II.  MARTILN won victory over ORTING in an exciting 5 minute
struggle.  Why did this take five minutes?
     ZARLENE (81-1726) (2-6-0,12) of GFE fought PERSISTANT BEGGAR (81-4) (0-0-0,10)
of Fine Imported Standbys.  ZARLENE executed PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute gruesome
one-sided fight.  I can understand your irritation, Zarlene, but this doesn't make it
easy to get fresh standbys.
     ZADIE SMITH (81-1701) (8-2-0,27) of LITERATE LOONS fought TOSSED SALAD (81-1686)
(2-7-0,13) of FOOD.  ZADIE SMITH overcame TOSSED SALAD in a 4 minute duel.  A very
well-tossed salad, too.

     ODDJOB (81-1766) (3-1-0,27) of BOND-AGE fought MICHELLE (81-1622) (4-10-0,22) of
GFE.  ODDJOB overpowered MICHELLE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.  Didn't look
odd to me.
     FISH TACO (81-1687) (6-3-0,45) of FOOD fought RECRUDESCENCE (81-81) (7-4-0,33)
of CLUB CUTTHROAT.  FISH TACO savagely slew RECRUDESCENCE in a 2 minute gruesome
bout.  That's the thing about fish in foods, you just can't trust it to be really
fresh and wholesome.  Of course, some people say that fish is NEVER wholesome....
     ONION RINGS (81-1684) (6-3-0,34) of FOOD fought CAPTURED ORC (81-8) (0-0-0,40)
of Fine Imported Standbys.  ONION RINGS handily defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute
uneven match.  This one surprised me, normally orcs really gobble up the onion rings.
     SUBPRIME RIB (81-1567) (10-9-1,44) of OTTO'S DINER fought SUSAN (81-1665) (6-6-
0,24) of GFE.  SUBPRIME RIB overpowered SUSAN in an exciting 3 minute brutal one-
sided fray.  Women can't handle steak, you know.  Not like men.
     VALAK (81-1650) (6-7-0,39) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought TARA THE RED (81-1698) (7-
1-0,50) of RAIN DOGS.  VALAK demolished TARA THE RED in a 1 minute mismatched match.
An unfortunate loss for Tara, or maybe not?  Maybe she'll be happier (and safer) at a
lower rank.

     IRONHEAD (81-1722) (6-2-0,34) of DRAGONBANE GUILD fought LANEL (81-1619) (9-5-
0,32) of GFE.  IRONHEAD narrowly defeated LANEL in a 8 minute struggle.  Eight
minutes is impressive, especially in this weather.  That cold rain and wind really
gets under the armor.
     HARP (81-744) (12-11-0,66) of ALE HOUSE MERCS fought KNUT SUNDERHELM (81-1569)
(8-11-2,39) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  HARP demolished KNUT SUNDERHELM in a 1 minute
uneven contest.  Is it music that soothed the savage breast, or extra experience?
     FIVE (81-1572) (12-7-1,86) of LA PENTARCHIE fought VETERAN MERCENARY (81-17) (0-
0-0,80) of Fine Imported Standbys.  FIVE narrowly defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a
popular 3 minute gruesome bout.  I suppose the standbys, though "fine," aren't the
finest?  Or maybe they're just no match for a committed gladiator:  after all, no one
ever threatens to send the STANDBYS to the Dark Arena.
     ARCHON (81-1390) (22-13-0,83) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought MOLLUSQUOME (81-1629)
(10-5-1,64) of LA PENTARCHIE.  ARCHON was savagely defeated by MOLLUSQUOME in a
popular 5 minute one-sided match.  And Mollusquome shot upward in the rankings.  Good
work.
     NIKUS (81-1583) (10-8-1,94) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought CHARLES MARTEL (81-1346)
(17-20-2,84) of DARQUE AGES.  NIKUS overpowered CHARLES MARTEL in a 1 minute uneven
duel.  Odd that it should seem uneven.  Uneven that it should seem odd?

The challenges:
     JULIAN OF NORWICH (81-1783) (0-2-0,2) of DARQUE AGES challenged HIGGS BOSON (81-
1697) (3-5-0,16) of RAIN DOGS.  Up 14.  JULIAN OF NORWICH overpowered HIGGS BOSON in
a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.  This is a new look for Julian.
     LADY GODIVA (81-1782) (2-0-0,13) of DARQUE AGES challenged HOLY MOLET (81-1779)
(1-1-0,14) of RAIN DOGS.  Up 1.  LADY GODIVA luckily beat HOLY MOLET in a 6 minute
novice's Challenge melee.  Darque Ages looking good here, but will it last?
     ROSA KLEBB (81-1765) (3-1-0,10) of BOND-AGE challenged RENTON (81-1623) (1-2-
0,5) of THE WILLBURYS II.  Down 5.  ROSA KLEBB won victory over RENTON in a 5 minute
novice's Challenge fight.  Inquiring minds wonder why it took Rosa so long to win?
     IRWEHN (81-1785) (1-1-0,4) of CLAN LONGBEARD challenged PURPLE WORM (81-1775)
(1-3-0,6) of MONSTER MANUAL.  Up 2.  IRWEHN vanquished PURPLE WORM in a 1 minute one-
sided Challenge match.  If I saw a purple worm, I'd vanquish it, too.
     HARE BRINGER (81-1790) (1-0-0,8) of FURRY FURY challenged BAG-O-MEAT (81-1762)
(1-3-0,15) of OTTO'S DINER.  Up 7.  HARE BRINGER demolished BAG-O-MEAT in a 2 minute
one-sided Challenge fight.  I would suppose that the Bag will not contain the meat of
hare henceforth.
     TAMERLANE (81-1764) (2-2-0,16) of DARQUE AGES challenged SUMNER (81-1624) (1-2-
0,19) of THE WILLBURYS II.  Up 3.  TAMERLANE was handily defeated by SUMNER in a 1
minute one-sided Challenge contest.  Good, people tell me that Tamerlane deserved
that.

     PEREGRINE (81-1694) (2-6-0,13) of RAIN DOGS challenged LITTLE DARLING (81-1700)
(4-6-0,18) of SUMMERBORN.  Up 5.  PEREGRINE was narrowly defeated by LITTLE DARLING
in a 3 minute Challenge fray.  Keep your eye on Peregrine, he's a coming man.
     GREMLIN STEW (81-1710) (8-1-0,29) of OTTO'S DINER challenged KIRIN ICHIBAN (81-
1680) (6-5-0,33) of ALE HOUSE MERCS.  Up 4.  GREMLIN STEW luckily beat KIRIN ICHIBAN
in an exciting 4 minute Challenge duel.  Have you TRIED that Gremlin Stew?  I'd say
Kirin was lucky to have survived it.
     HADRIAN (81-1739) (4-2-0,25) of WARMASTERS challenged BRUSSEL SPROUTS (81-1688)
(4-5-0,33) of FOOD.  Up 8.  HADRIAN was butchered by BRUSSEL SPROUTS in a 1 minute
one-sided Challenge contest.  Yeah, well, there are people who aren't surprised about
that.  Sprouts has a reputation.  Have a reputation?
     TEE HEE JOHNSON (81-1752) (4-1-0,36) of BOND-AGE challenged FEOHR (81-1737) (6-
1-0,48) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  Up 12.  TEE HEE JOHNSON overpowered FEOHR in a 1 minute
bloody one-sided Challenge match.  I won't ask who was wearing the pantyhose here.
     MAXENTIUS (81-1591) (9-7-0,49) of WARMASTERS challenged KRONSTEEN (81-1748) (4-
1-0,56) of BOND-AGE.  Up 7.  MAXENTIUS was overpowered by KRONSTEEN in a 1 minute
one-sided Challenge match.  This Kronsteen is looking tough.  Watch out for him.

     JULIETTE (81-1630) (10-5-0,54) of SUMMERBORN challenged BERNADETTE (81-1618) (8-
6-1,55) of GFE.  Up 1.  JULIETTE was bested by BERNADETTE in a 1 minute Challenge
fight.  Catfight?
     CAZADOR (81-1578) (8-10-0,34) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged MILAREPA (81-1695)
(5-3-0,35) of RAIN DOGS.  Up 1.  CAZADOR overpowered MILAREPA in a 1 minute
mismatched Challenge brawl.  Looks to me like Milarepa was over-ranked anyway.  You
know, it's hard to come up with stuff to say, this far into the spy report.
     JUNEBUG (81-1543) (10-10-2,50) of SUMMERBORN challenged TRUMAN CAPOTE (81-1577)
(9-9-0,53) of LITERATE LOONS.  Up 3.  JUNEBUG assassinated TRUMAN CAPOTE in a 1
minute gruesome uneven Challenge struggle.  This Junebug is practically an assassin
beetle!
     DROW (81-1774) (4-0-0,38) of MONSTER MANUAL challenged BECK (81-743) (12-11-
0,57) of ALE HOUSE MERCS.  Up 19.  DROW was handily defeated by BECK in a 1 minute
one-sided Challenge conflict.  And what, after all, could Drow have expected?  An
undefeated record is not a magic shield.
     ZIGGY PIKE (81-1487) (11-15-0,77) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged SQUASHAPILLAR
(81-1478) (12-14-1,91) of FURRY FURY.  Up 14.  ZIGGY PIKE was viciously subdued by
SQUASHAPILLAR in a 1 minute Challenge battle.  Squashed like a bug, in fact.

     SPORK (81-1562) (14-6-0,83) of OTTO'S DINER challenged JAKLAK (81-1430) (20-11-
0,91) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  Up 8.  SPORK outlasted JAKLAK in a unpopular 23 minute
master's Challenge match.  Don't ask me for details about this one, I took a nap.
     VICTOR (81-1369) (18-18-1,73) of WARMASTERS challenged GWENNOLAY (81-1631) (9-6-
0,70) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Down 3.  VICTOR was overpowered by GWENNOLAY in a popular
1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.  Victor may have had an apparent edge, but Gwen
was waiting for him.  Do not cross Gwenolay.
     DOPPLEGANGER (81-1382) (18-18-0,83) of MONSTER MANUAL challenged BENEDICT (81-
1470) (15-12-0,97) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Up 14.  DOPPLEGANGER viciously subdued
BENEDICT in a 2 minute gory veteran's Challenge duel.  Doppleganger took him two to
one.
     CREIDDY LAD (81-1484) (14-12-2,97) of SUMMERBORN challenged TOM WOLFE (81-1467)
(15-13-3,98) of LITERATE LOONS.  Up 1.  CREIDDY LAD vanquished TOM WOLFE in a 1
minute one-sided Challenge duel.  Was that Creiddy in the wolfe-skin vest after the
fight?
     JAGER VON DRACHEN (81-1341) (21-19-0,107) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged MARCO
POLO (81-1375) (21-13-2,118) of DARQUE AGES.  Up 11.  JAGER VON DRACHEN was
overpowered by MARCO POLO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.  Had he not
graduated, Marco would have remained duelmaster.  As it is, he goes out on a win.

The bloodfeuds:
     ANGEROO (81-1452) (18-10-0,100) of FURRY FURY bloodfeuded NICK NACK (81-1750)
(3-2-1,33) of BOND-AGE.  Down 67.  ANGEROO outlasted NICK NACK in a 7 minute
mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.  Successful.
     WONDERFACE (81-1522) (12-11-0,95) of LA PENTARCHIE bloodfeuded JOSEPH MITCHELL
(81-1746) (3-3-1,22) of LITERATE LOONS.  Down 73.  WONDERFACE vanquished JOSEPH
MITCHELL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.  Successful.

For the title, a random match:
     PABST (81-823) (15-4-0,116) of ALE HOUSE MERCS fought CICERO (81-1266) (27-19-
0,112) of WARMASTERS.  PABST unbelievably bested CICERO in a tiresome 10 minute gory
Title duel.  Does this mean Cicero isn't much of a drinker?  Congratulations to
Pabst.

                                       Larkin

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PABST 823                    16   4  0   122       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLAVOR TO GO 1633             9   5  0   112       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 CREIDDY LAD 1484             15  12  2   110       SUMMERBORN (104)
 ANGEROO 1452                 19  10  0   102       FURRY FURY (25)
 CICERO 1266                  27  20  0   101       WARMASTERS (15)
 NIKUS 1583                   11   8  1   101       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 DOPPLEGANGER 1382            19  18  0    98       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 WONDERFACE 1522              13  11  0    97       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-MADAM MARIE 1356             24  12  0    96       JUNGLELAND (103)
 SPORK 1562                   15   6  0    94       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SQUASHAPILLAR 1478           13  14  1    93       FURRY FURY (25)
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341       21  20  0    92       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 FIVE 1572                    13   7  1    92       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHILLELAGH TOR 1294          22  22  1    89       THE RED BLADES (88)
 TOM WOLFE 1467               15  14  3    88       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 MOLLUSQUOME 1629             11   5  1    87       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BENEDICT 1470                15  13  0    85       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 GWENNOLAY 1631               10   6  0    83       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 JAKLAK 1430                  20  12  0    81       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ARCHON 1390                  22  14  0    80       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346          17  21  2    78       DARQUE AGES (29)
-QUINN 1634                    7   7  1    77       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 ZIGGY PIKE 1487              11  16  0    76       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-SISI BA-NETERU 1488          13  11  2    75       THE RED BLADES (88)
 VICTOR 1369                  18  19  1    74       WARMASTERS (15)
 HARP 744                     13  11  0    70       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUNEBUG 1543                 11  10  3    66       SUMMERBORN (104)
 BECK 743                     13  11  0    65       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 KRONSTEEN 1748                5   1  0    65       BOND-AGE (133)
 BERNADETTE 1618               9   6  1    64       GFE (126)
-PANDERA PAX 1406             14  15  1    62       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
-BIG BONES BILLIE 1442        14  13  1    59       JUNGLELAND (103)
-LIZZIE DUSK 1538             11   9  0    59       THE RED BLADES (88)
 FISH TACO 1687                7   3  1    58       FOOD (130)
 VALAK 1650                    7   7  0    58       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEE HEE JOHNSON 1752          5   1  0    56       BOND-AGE (133)
-MEAN JOHN BROWN 1648          6   5  0    54       JUNGLELAND (103)
 SUBPRIME RIB 1567            11   9  1    52       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-DAWN CERES 1573               9   8  0    51       THE RED BLADES (88)
 JULIETTE 1630                10   6  0    50       SUMMERBORN (104)
-WARDEN KINCHLOE 82            5   5  0    49       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
-GROND 80                      5   5  1    48       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 ONION RINGS 1684              7   3  0    47       FOOD (130)
 BRUSSEL SPROUTS 1688          5   5  1    47       FOOD (130)
 CAZADOR 1578                  9  10  0    46       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-BOOGER STANG 78               3   7  0    45       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 MAXENTIUS 1591                9   8  0    42       WARMASTERS (15)
-JERSEY DEVIL 1638             7   5  1    42       JUNGLELAND (103)
 IRONHEAD 1722                 7   2  0    39       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569          8  12  2    38       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 GREMLIN STEW 1710             9   1  0    37       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 ODDJOB 1766                   4   1  0    36       BOND-AGE (133)
-MOUNTAIN GOAT 1636            7   6  1    34       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 TARA THE RED 1698             7   2  0    34       RAIN DOGS (132)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROW 1774                     4   1  0    34       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LANEL 1619                    9   6  0    33       GFE (126)
 FEOHR 1737                    6   2  0    33       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-HYPNOTIZE 1679                4   7  0    33       MY TOP RATED (129)
 NICK NACK 1750                3   3  1    33       BOND-AGE (133)
-GAMBLE 1635                   7   7  0    32       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 KIRIN ICHIBAN 1680            6   6  0    31       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
-LAODAMEIA 1713                4   4  1    31       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 ZADIE SMITH 1701              9   2  0    29       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-ANTENOR 1731                  4   3  0    29       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
-KING OF ROCK 1709             6   3  0    28       MY TOP RATED (129)
 SUMNER 1624                   2   2  0    28       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 SUSAN 1665                    6   7  0    25       GFE (126)
 MILAREPA 1695                 5   4  0    24       RAIN DOGS (132)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE DARLING 1700           5   6  0    23       SUMMERBORN (104)
-NIGHT LIES 1663               4   9  0    23       MY TOP RATED (129)
 MICHELLE 1622                 4  11  0    23       GFE (126)
 ZARLENE 1726                  3   6  1    23       GFE (126)
 JOSEPH MITCHELL 1746          3   4  1    23       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HARE BRINGER 1790             2   0  0    22       FURRY FURY (25)
 MARTILN 1742                  4   2  0    20       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 JULIAN OF NORWICH 1783        1   2  0    20       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LADY GODIVA 1782              3   0  0    19       DARQUE AGES (29)
-ASTYANAX 1791                 1   0  0    19       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
-BONY LOUIS SOL 1681           4   5  1    18       THE RED BLADES (88)
-MISS MISERY 1725              4   4  0    17       MY TOP RATED (129)
 WASHSOUGAL 1625               3   1  0    17       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 ROSA KLEBB 1765               4   1  0    15       BOND-AGE (133)
 HIGGS BOSON 1697              3   6  0    15       RAIN DOGS (132)
 TUKWILLA 1627                 2   2  2    15       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 TOSSED SALAD 1686             2   8  0    15       FOOD (130)
 HELL HOUND 1788               2   0  0    15       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 IRWEHN 1785                   2   1  0    15       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CLERLEON 1796                 1   0  0    14       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 PEREGRINE 1694                2   7  0    13       RAIN DOGS (132)
-DEADMAN'S FLOAT 375           3   3  0    12       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 HOLY MOLET 1779               1   2  0    12       RAIN DOGS (132)
-BILESTOAD 1603                1   0  0    10       SUPER BASH BROTHERS (124)
 MIDSUMMER WREATH 1793         1   0  0    10       SUMMERBORN (104)
-ODDBALL 1747                  2   3  0     9       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 WYNDHAM LEWIS 1776            2   3  0     9       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 TAMERLANE 1764                2   3  0     9       DARQUE AGES (29)
 PURPLE WORM 1775              1   4  0     7       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BAG-O-MEAT 1762               1   4  0     7       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 RENTON 1623                   1   3  0     6       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 ORTING 1626                   0   4  0     6       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 RODDON 1792                   1   1  0     5       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 TURDUCKEN 1784                0   3  0     3       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-BASKET CASE 1789              0   1  0     1       MY TOP RATED (129)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTANT BEGGA        0  0 0                      ZARLENE 1726          129  NONE
CRUD 1797               0  1 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5    DARK CHAMPION         129  NONE
RECRUDESCENCE 81        7  5 0 CLUB CUTTHROAT 12    FISH TACO 1687        129   
YUK HE 1685             3  7 0 FOOD 130             MOUNTAIN TROLL        129  NONE
OLD MOE 1767            1  1 1 FURRY FURY 25        NICK NACK 1750        126  JUST REVENGED
DAGON 1794              0  1 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     TUKWILLA 1627         129   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PETER PAN 1759          1  3 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     JOSEPH MITCHELL 1746  128  JUST REVENGED
TRUMAN CAPOTE 1577      9 10 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    JUNEBUG 1543          129   
INTRODUCTION 1795       0  1 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    BLACK ORC             129  NONE
BUCK DICH 1660          6  4 0 MY TOP RATED 129     TOM WOLFE 1467        125  NOT REVENGED
AMERICAN MUSSELS 1757   2  1 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      LAODAMEIA 1713        126  REVENGED
FLACCUS 1455           12 17 1 WARMASTERS 15        MOUNTAIN TROLL        129  NONE
HADRIAN 1739            4  3 0 WARMASTERS 15        BRUSSEL SPROUTS 1688  129   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Apparently, one of my warriors got a little excited and jumped the gun.  Eventually,
The Super Bash brothers will show up, but for now, please ignore the apparent miscue.
-- Assurnasirbanipal

Okay... the Ads section is off, but I must try to get back to my writing ways...  So,
two rookies are on the way, they are not the most subtle warriors around, but well,
my actual team is really not subtle.  Congrats to Master Darque for this first PS
graduate!

Joseph Mitchell -- Why did you kill my jolly Peter?  He is the favorite character of
my 3-years boy! -- LP

All -- Catching up on ads again. -- Visionist

Doppleganger -- I like how you kept offering me a chance to surrender, when you could
hardly keep from falling on your face. -- Jaklak

Mountain Goat -- I nearly turned that one around. -- Feohr

Drow -- I knew that was not going to end well, well fought. -- Martiln

Oddjob -- Wow you are good teacher for someone so young. -- Feohr

Fidget -- You pack quite a whallop.  Congrats on your invite. -- Jaklak

Hypnotize -- Sometimes you're the windshield and sometimes you're the bug. -- Feohr

Orting -- I must say I am shocked that went my way. -- Irwehn

Marco Polo -- Those dueling "Marco" and "Polo" chants from the crowd are an unfair
advantage.  Congrats on your invite. -- Jaklak

Wyndham Lewis -- With our training schedules, it looks like we are both in for the
long haul. -- Martiln

Congrats to all recent invitees. -- Visionist and Clan Longbeard

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PORCUPAIN butchered BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FLACCUS was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 4 minute Dark Arena battle.
YUK HE was slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
CRUD was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
INTRODUCTION was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
WONDERFACE vanquished JOSEPH MITCHELL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
ANGEROO outlasted NICK NACK in a 7 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
JAGER VON DRACHEN was overpowered by MARCO POLO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
CREIDDY LAD vanquished TOM WOLFE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DOPPLEGANGER viciously subdued BENEDICT in a 2 minute gory veteran's Challenge duel.
VICTOR was overpowered by GWENNOLAY in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SPORK outlasted JAKLAK in a unpopular 23 minute master's Challenge match.
ZIGGY PIKE was viciously subdued by SQUASHAPILLAR in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
DROW was handily defeated by BECK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
JUNEBUG assassinated TRUMAN CAPOTE in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge struggle.
CAZADOR overpowered MILAREPA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
JULIETTE was bested by BERNADETTE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
MAXENTIUS was overpowered by KRONSTEEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
TEE HEE JOHNSON overpowered FEOHR in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge match.
HADRIAN was butchered by BRUSSEL SPROUTS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
GREMLIN STEW luckily beat KIRIN ICHIBAN in a exciting 4 minute Challenge duel.
PEREGRINE was narrowly defeated by LITTLE DARLING in a 3 minute Challenge fray.
TAMERLANE was handily defeated by SUMNER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
HARE BRINGER demolished BAG-O-MEAT in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
IRWEHN vanquished PURPLE WORM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ROSA KLEBB won victory over RENTON in a 5 minute novice's Challenge fight.
LADY GODIVA luckily beat HOLY MOLET in a 6 minute novice's Challenge melee.
JULIAN OF NORWICH overpowered HIGGS BOSON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
PABST unbelievably bested CICERO in a tiresome 10 minute gory Title duel.
NIKUS overpowered CHARLES MARTEL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ARCHON was savagely defeated by MOLLUSQUOME in a popular 5 minute one-sided match.
FIVE narrowly defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 3 minute gruesome bout.
HARP demolished KNUT SUNDERHELM in a 1 minute uneven contest.
IRONHEAD narrowly defeated LANEL in a 8 minute struggle.
VALAK demolished TARA THE RED in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SUBPRIME RIB overpowered SUSAN in a exciting 3 minute brutal one-sided fray.
ONION RINGS handily defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven match.
FISH TACO savagely slew RECRUDESCENCE in a 2 minute gruesome bout.
ODDJOB overpowered MICHELLE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ZADIE SMITH overcame TOSSED SALAD in a 4 minute duel.
ZARLENE executed PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
MARTILN won victory over ORTING in a exciting 5 minute struggle.
TUKWILLA easily killed DAGON in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
WASHSOUGAL narrowly defeated TURDUCKEN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's brawl.
WYNDHAM LEWIS was overcome by MIDSUMMER WREATH in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
HELL HOUND beat RODDON in a 2 minute novice's fight.
CLERLEON overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         TOTAL PARRY       72 -  42 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-STRIKE      54 -  40 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         WALL OF STEEL     53 -  46 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                    10         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         STRIKING ATTACK   88 -  98 -  8      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         AIMED BLOW        29 -  35 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  47 -  2      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         LUNGING ATTACK    89 - 119 -  7      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  24 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    57 -  87 -  2      40  |

Turn 129 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:

PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  6         5  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  4     AIMED BLOW         0 -  5         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  7     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  6     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PABST 823                  16   4  0  122 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
STRIKING ATTACK  CREIDDY LAD 1484           15  12  2  110 SUMMERBORN (104)
BASHING ATTACK   NIKUS 1583                 11   8  1  101 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
LUNGING ATTACK   DOPPLEGANGER 1382          19  18  0   98 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
WALL OF STEEL    JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341     21  20  0   92 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
SLASHING ATTACK  TOM WOLFE 1467             15  14  3   88 LITERATE LOONS (40)
PARRY-LUNGE      BENEDICT 1470              15  13  0   85 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
PARRY-STRIKE     GWENNOLAY 1631             10   6  0   83 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
AIMED BLOW       DROW 1774                   4   1  0   34 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DOPPLEGANGER 1382.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MOLLUSQUOME 1629.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOLY MOLET 1779, 
ORTING 1626, FLACCUS 1455, KIRIN ICHIBAN 1680, FIVE 1572, SUBPRIME RIB 1567, 
WASHSOUGAL 1625, YUK HE 1685, DOPPLEGANGER 1382, and RENTON 1623.

The least popular fighter this week was JAKLAK 1430.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SPORK 1562, PABST 823, IRONHEAD 1722, CICERO 1266, ANGEROO 1452, DAGON 
1794, TUKWILLA 1627, ZADIE SMITH 1701, MICHELLE 1622, and RECRUDESCENCE 81.

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

MAGIC RAT (81-1317) JUNGLELAND (103)
MARCO POLO (81-1375) DARQUE AGES (29)
PORCUPAIN (81-1453) FURRY FURY (25)

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

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

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

                        CIRBANE (3-3841) SORCERY COVENANT (52) 
                       MADE A COMBO (62-3896) WON AT POOL (401) 
                        TAKANOHANA (77-2569) SUMO BASHO (369) 
                     PAIN PART 1 (82-11616) LUROCIANS XIV (1687) 
                      1101 (82-17779) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1 (2722) 
                        PUD 135 (82-22036) PUDS AGAIN 8 (3496) 
                    AMISTUM (82-26415) LBA: SPEILBURG FANS2 (4268) 
                     MORE COWBELL! (82-29315) BLAH TEAM 8 (4781) 
                    SILVER (82-30503) SUPERIOR FORCES 7402 (5001) 
                          HYPERMUX (82-32647) 121604Q (5387) 
                 BOND, JAMES BOND (82-36725) A VIEW TO A KILL (6066) 
                        R'AKA (82-37859) THE DREADLANDS (6285) 
                     PRISONER 007 (82-41051) DUNGEON CELL (6855) 
                          SPARKLY (82-41405) 012006E (6911) 
                  SEATTLE SLEW (82-41468) SUPERIOR HORSES II (6923) 
                    CATHARI (82-42267) 4604 SUPERIOR FORCES (7065) 
                     COFFEE GROUNDS (82-45801) ABSTRACTION (7691) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes