DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/25/2012    Duedate: 08/07/2012

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-145

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GIGI DIVINE
CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
(81-613) [30-15-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROSA KLEBB                     POSITION IS EMPTY
BOND-AGE (133)                 
(81-1765) [12-8-0,122]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FISH TACO                      TUKWILLA
FOOD (130)                     THE WILLBURYS II (127)
(81-1687) [16-10-1,109]        (81-1627) [9-11-2,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOND-AGE (133)              69
2. THE WILLBURYS II (127)      31      BOND-AGE (133)
3. OTTO'S DINER (96)           28      Unchartered Team
4. LA PENTARCHIE (11)          25
5. MONSTER MANUAL (87)         21      PENTIGONAL PINK (63)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 BOND-AGE (133)            62  43  2 59.0   1/ 2 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    10  5 0
 2/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       417 299 18 58.2   2/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        9  5 1
 3/ 0 BRIDGE BURNERS (135)      26  21  3 55.3   3/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       9  5 0
 4/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      185 153  7 54.7   4/ 5 BOND-AGE (133)            9  6 1
 5/ 4 SUMMERBORN (104)         187 155 18 54.7   5/ 9 THE WILLBURYS II (127)    8  4 0
 6/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    392 329 12 54.4   6/ 7 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       8  7 1
 7/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         321 287 15 52.8   7/10 SAVAGE HORDE (134)        8  7 0
 8/ 7 OTTO'S DINER (96)        215 195  5 52.4   8/13 FOOD (130)                7  5 0
 9/ 8 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      370 351 16 51.3   9/ 6 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       7  8 0
10/ 9 WARMASTERS (15)          364 349 29 51.1  10- 0 BRIDGE BURNERS (135)      5  4 0
11/10 LITERATE LOONS (40)      337 382 14 46.9  11/16 SUMMERBORN (104)          5  6 0
12-11 FURRY FURY (25)          220 254 14 46.4  12/ 4 WARMASTERS (15)           5 10 3
13/12 THE WILLBURYS II (127)    41  48  3 46.1  13/12 OTTO'S DINER (96)         5 10 0
14/13 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      193 247  8 43.9  14-14 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       4  3 0
15/14 FOOD (130)                49  65  3 43.0  15/ 8 LITERATE LOONS (40)       4  8 0
16-15 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       77 115  8 40.1  16/11 DARQUE AGES (29)          4 11 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/16 SAVAGE HORDE (134)        20  34  2 37.0  17-15 FURRY FURY (25)           3  6 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                               An End and a Beginning

     Grumbling under the weight of their load, and with many a scorching look and
scathing comment (muttered under their breaths) the gladiators of Archaic Chaos
carried the furniture and equipment from their barracks and more or less heaved it
into the wide, sturdy wagons waiting patiently outside.  The wagons barely rocked,
despite the crash of splintered wood and the loud, brittle reverberations of broken
glass and pottery.  Havoc, his perpetual frown unusually fierce, glared at his
charges as they turned back towards the barracks for another heavy load.  His eyes
poked and prodded at their backs as they sullenly shuffled away.
     A keen, shrill noise whirred in the air, causing Havoc to wince.  A narrow oval
of bluish light formed in the air, coalescing into a flare of white that disappeared
with a piercing shriek.  The Arcane Kid, his narrow face framed by the wide coif of a
shimmering hauberk, suddenly took form.  The armor appeared expensive. The links were
small, but tightly woven; the bottom edge just touched his thin knees.  Tall boots
displaying a strange, scintillating pattern reached up to his knees.  A narrow
leather belt carrying a longsword in its scabbard completed the outfit. The Kid
seemed to twinkle with every gesture and movement.
     Havoc scowled and spit, barely missing the top of Arcane's highly polished boot.
     "Hey! Watch that!  That's genuine dragonskin, Havoc!  As if you didn't know!"
     "'Hey' yerself!  Can't ya see we're busy here?  Doin' WORK?!" Havoc shook his
broad head in disgust and walked up the stairs and onto the porch.  He leaned his
head through the doorway and shouted into the barracks.  "There can't be that much
left!  HURRY IT UP IN THERE!"
     A collection of curses and complaints rumbled faintly through the empty rooms.
A Sharagorn Elf in old, scarred leather armor wafted to the door.  Stray bits of
cobwebs and powdered scrapes of dust covered the runes worked into the stained
leather.
     "I think that's pretty much all there is," sighed Ronin Zen.  "The guys are
double-checking their closets, but I'm thinkin' we're done here."
     "Excellent!" beamed the Kid, clapping his hands.  "You men have done a superb
job!  Very expeditious of you!"
     "Yeah, yeah," growled Havoc as he crossed his arms.  "Zenny, tell 'em to hustle
their asses out here for one more quick roll call - that is, if they wanna get paid
one last time."
     The elf sighed again, then smoothly turned and disappeared into the barracks.
The moans and curses became a loud chorus; a sudden clatter of feet drowned them out
as the members of Archaic Chaos stampeded through the door.  The warriors quickly
formed a line in front of Havoc, adjusting themselves as necessary to ensure their
distance from one another, and the evenness of their line.
     Havoc nodded as the fighters froze at attention.  A small sliver of a smile
ghosted across his grim face.
     "Well," Havoc grunted, "I'm glad to see you can do THAT much right."  Some
chuckled self-consciously; the new guy offered a feeble, sickly smile.  "This is it,
boys and girls.  The end of the line.  No hard feelin's, right?"  Havoc swiveled his
face up and down the row of tired gladiators. "Step up when yer name is called!"
     Arcane smiled with the practiced ease of a village politician or tavern wench.
He mysteriously produced a plump calfskin sack and  tossed it to Havoc, who caught it
deftly.  The sack made a very noticeable CLINK of coins.  The gladiators bristled in
anticipation.
     "Pandera Pax!"
     A thin, flinty-eyed woman in a rough linen shirt and canvas breeches stepped
forward.  Havoc reached out his hand.  Pandera hesitated briefly, then clasped his
forearm and gave a weak nod.  Havoc handed her the pouch of coins and offered her a
wink. She stepped back in line.
     One by one the others had their names called.  As each stepped forward he (or
she) was handed plump pouch, heavy with coin, and given an opportunity to clasp arms
with Havoc.  None refused either the money or the gesture.  When all had been paid,
Arcane stepped down from the barracks' porch and signaled for the fighters'
attention.
     "One last thing," he said in a surge of cheerfulness. "A formality, really.
Your gladiator credentials and weapon certifications, as well as your inoculation
records, that sort of thing, have all been turned into the Gladiatorial Commission's
office.  If you choose to place yourself back in the pool of recruits, all you have
to do is sign up.  Your paperwork and fees are already taken care of."
     The fighters exchanged questioning glances with each other.
     "It's up to you!  Good luck, whatever you decide!"  The Kid waved energetically.
"Goodbye!  Adieu!  So long!"
     The gladiators waved half-heartedly and began to walk away.  Only a couple of
them turned back for one more quick glance, Havoc noted.  None of them seemed to have
a grip on what was happening; it was too surreal.  Havoc snorted and shook his head.
It was a great Greek tragedy, is what it was!  He walked back up the stairs and into
the empty barracks.  The Arcane Kid followed discretely as Havoc toured the empty
rooms.
     After roaming through the building, Havoc stalked out onto the porch again and
dropped heavily on a step that groaned with the weight of him.  The Kid stood a
couple of paces behind and to his right.
     "It's going to be all right, Havoc," soothed Arcane. "They've been well-
compensated for their time.  And we get a chance to start a new team in Shadowspire.
It's what you've been wanting, isn't it?"
     "Not like this, no," Havoc whispered gruffly.  "This just feels wrong."
     "Hhhmmm." The Kid tilted his head and appraised Havoc's bent form with a whiff
of distaste.  "What is that expression of yours?  Let's see... ah yes.  'Suck it up,
Nancy!'  Isn't that the one?"
     Havoc raised his head and glared murderously into the glowing eyes of the Arcane
Kid.
     "Don't start somethin' you can't finish!" growled Havoc.
     "Do be serious," sniffed Arcane. "You're stronger and faster than most humans,
that's true.  But I'm in a category by myself--and definitely NOT human."  Havoc
grimaced at turned away.  "That aside," continued the Kid, "let's not forget: I pay
the bills around here.  I decide when and where to run a team.  Osksi, Jhelum,
Dragonshead, Xochithlan, Shadowspire... I call the shots, Havoc!!"
     "HA!" Havoc turned back and sneered into the Kid's disdain.  "Ya think ya do,
you little pansy!  If I hadn't a had my hands tied with yer foolishness I coulda made
a helluva record in ALL them places.  But NO!  You always wanna stick yer nose in and
experiment with stats and styles and such!  Yer worse sometimes than if ya were on
the other team!"
     "Oh, and YOU'RE such an expert?" sneered the Kid.
     "Yeah, YEAH!" nodded Havoc with an emphatic jab of his finger.  "Yeah, I AM!  I
know what I'm doin', and ya can tell yerself whatever ya want that makes ya happy,
but don't try to kid ME, Kid!"
     "I'll have you know that I take every possible factor into account when I
decide-"
     "HAH!" Havoc interrupted.  "Ya barely know the basics of how to manage a team!
If I had my way... well, I know I could do a lot better!"
     The pair glared at each other for a few moments.
     "Fine, fine," nodded Arcane with brittle laugh.  "Have it your way, Havoc.  You
run the next team exclusively.  I'll just send you the money so you can PAY your
gladiators.  Is that suitable?"
     "Huh?"  Havoc frowned and cocked his head.  "This on the level, Kid?"  Arcane
sighed deeply and nodded.
     "It's probably for the best," Arcane chuckled weakly.  "I'm up to my eyes in
other problems anyway.  And those ancient Osksi runes..."
     "On a Rironi bison's bone, I know, I know!" interjected Havoc.  The two studied
each other for a few moments.  A shriek of brilliant light suddenly flared around the
Kid, causing Havoc to close his eyes and turn his head.  The Arcane Kid was gone.
     "Well, let's see how it goes," muttered Havoc.  "I can't believe that little
freak is gonna give me a free hand..."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hiya, Shadowspire! <Giggle> 

     Let me start off with what an honor it is to be your Duelmistress.  I am very
proud to be DeGotti's first throne holder since his return to management!  DeGotti
knew I was destined for greatness when he first saw me swing around that pole in
Double Dee's club in the red light district of Shadowspire!  But alas, that was such
a long time ago.  He said I had a natural talent to dodge and parry patrons with
ease.  He would say, "Gigi, if you turned that thong in for some plate mail and a
shield, you would be unstoppable!"  Of course he had trouble looking me in the eyes
when he said that!  <Giggle!>  But he is correct, look at me now, sitting on the
throne.  Oh, and by the way, Subprime Rib, you are disgusting, there was sooo much
sauce on the arms of this throne I had to have a new one made and the smell that was
in here... you can tell a woman hasn't been on the throne for a while!  I plan on
being here for a while, I don't learn so well! DeGotti has me on this tough training
schedule though so if I try really hard maybe I can graduate from here, but hey,
let's not rush things!  I have commissioned Shadowspires' finest artist to do a nude
portrait that I shall leave here in the throne room for all throne holders after me
to gawk and blush at.  <Giggle>
     As for challenges this turn, hmmm, 2 pretty tough warriors of Hombre's right
below me and I just fought Rosa a couple turns ago so it looks like a nice, juicy
down challenge bloodfued coming your way Glabrio!  I will be sure to make my
breastplate extra shiny for you!  <Giggle>

     Let the wine flow freely in the name of Bacchus!  See ya next turn!

Giggi

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hmm, Snide Clemens did the notes, and you know what HE's like.  Can't even give
a compliment without slipping in an insult to keep it warm.  Still, here's what he
had to say:
     La Pentarchie lost the top team slot to Dragonbane Guild.  These things happen.
Keeps the competition sharp.
     Warmasters had an oh-fer.  It could happen to anyone.  I suggest a night to
drown your sorrows, and then hit the practice floors.
     Food went 2-2, but I'm not sure why this is worthy of comment.  Still, there it
is.
     The Willburys II went 3-1, which isn't bad.
     Pasta All Denty had the biggest point gain at 21.
     Drow had the biggest point drop at 11.  That's a picayune drop.
     Monster Manual was most avoided, and Clan Longbeard avoided them most.
     Jaklak got the most challenges.
     Thirty-three fights, seventeen challenges, one standby.

The sole Dark Arena fight:
     INTELLECT DEVOURER (81-1820) (4-8-2,22) of MONSTER MANUAL DA challenged SHEWISH
GIANT (81-21) (0-0-0,55) of DARK ARENA.  INTELLECT DEVOURER was dealt death by
SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.

The random matches:
     RATHELM (81-1893) (0-0-0,0) of SAVAGE HORDE fought BAD BORSCHT (81-1894) (0-0-
0,0) of OTTO'S DINER.  RATHELM devastated BAD BORSCHT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
Rathelm?  That's an... unusual name.  But I've seen some impressive rats.
     REAVER (81-1879) (2-0-0,13) of SAVAGE HORDE fought AL ZHEIMER (81-1886) (0-0-
0,0) of LA PENTARCHIE.  REAVER was overpowered by AL ZHEIMER in a 1 minute one-sided
fray.  Ah, Al will get us all sooner or later.  So they say.  Eat turmeric and cook
with coconut oil, avoid aluminum pans.
     SKULLCLEAVER (81-1877) (1-1-0,11) of SAVAGE HORDE fought KAMAL KHAN (81-1883)
(0-1-0,1) of BOND-AGE.  SKULLCLEAVER was overpowered by KAMAL KHAN in a 1 minute one-
sided bout.  This Kamal dude looks like someone to watch out for.
     LONGFANGS (81-1881) (1-0-0,16) of SAVAGE HORDE fought HITTIUS (81-1880) (0-0-
0,0) of CULT OF BACCHUS.  LONGFANGS overpowered HITTIUS in a 1 minute gory one-sided
match.  Amazing teeth on that guy.
     ORTING (81-1815) (5-5-0,20) of THE WILLBURYS II fought CAEDMON (81-1873) (2-1-
0,23) of DARQUE AGES.  ORTING viciously subdued CAEDMON in a crowd boring 19 minute
veteran vs. novice bout.  Is an Orting one of the sons of Ort?
     HENRY MILLER (81-1846) (1-7-0,10) of LITERATE LOONS fought EURYMEDON (81-1865)
(2-2-0,8) of LA PENTARCHIE.  HENRY MILLER was narrowly defeated by EURYMEDON in an
exciting 7 minute bloody fray.  Not one of my favorite authors, Henry.  But he wasn't
BAD, there were many worse ones.

     SYFTAR TRAFF (81-1876) (2-0-0,30) of DRAGONBANE GUILD fought REDDIG (81-1838)
(7-3-0,32) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  SYFTAR TRAFF was savagely defeated by REDDIG in a 2
minute novice vs. expert melee.  Odd.  How did Dragonbane Guild make it to Top Team
if their warriors went around losing?
     JULIAN OF NORWICH (81-1783) (8-10-1,56) of DARQUE AGES fought INGRAT (81-1805)
(5-9-0,28) of LA PENTARCHIE.  JULIAN OF NORWICH vanquished INGRAT in a 1 minute one-
sided fight.  We're seeing more than a few mismatches here, and I *know* there aren't
any hidden tourney fights.
     ONION RINGS (81-1684) (11-14-0,47) of FOOD fought RENTON (81-1623) (8-11-1,44)
of THE WILLBURYS II.  ONION RINGS was vanquished by RENTON in a 1 minute one-sided
match.  So maybe Renton really likes onion rings.
     IRONHEAD (81-1722) (16-8-0,65) of DRAGONBANE GUILD fought AGORIX (81-1842) (7-2-
2,43) of WARMASTERS.  IRONHEAD outlasted AGORIX in a slow 13 minute fight.  Plenty of
time to send out for beer.
     BRUSSEL SPROUTS (81-1688) (12-13-2,66) of FOOD fought THE BLACK PRINCE (81-1841)
(5-4-0,34) of DARQUE AGES.  BRUSSEL SPROUTS handily defeated THE BLACK PRINCE in a 1
minute one-sided contest.  Ah, no surprise at ALL.  Sprouts defeat a lot of people.

     PURPLE WORM (81-1775) (10-10-0,65) of MONSTER MANUAL fought BORO BLOODHUNTER
(81-1854) (5-1-0,46) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  PURPLE WORM barely slew BORO BLOODHUNTER
in a 2 minute duel.  Blood on the sands, and maybe blood in the personals.
     KNUT SUNDERHELM (81-1569) (14-21-3,66) of DRAGONBANE GUILD fought ZADIE SMITH
(81-1701) (15-11-0,62) of LITERATE LOONS.  KNUT SUNDERHELM savagely defeated ZADIE
SMITH in an exciting 4 minute expert's fight.  Ah, now this makes more sense of the
Guild's rise.
     CAZADOR (81-1578) (19-15-0,75) of DRAGONBANE GUILD fought TUKWILLA (81-1627) (9-
10-2,60) of THE WILLBURYS II.  CAZADOR outwaited TUKWILLA in a crowd pleasing 7
minute competition.  More than a few longish fights today.  Is it the heat?
     ODDJOB (81-1766) (11-8-0,107) of BOND-AGE fought VENEMOUS CONCUBINE (81-15) (0-
0-0,80) of Fine Imported Standbys.  ODDJOB overpowered VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1
minute one-sided match.  Our sole standby.
     TAMERLANE (81-1764) (11-9-0,91) of DARQUE AGES fought FISH TACO (81-1687) (15-
10-1,99) of FOOD.  TAMERLANE was overpowered by FISH TACO in an exciting 1 minute
one-sided bout.  Well, sure.  I had a fish taco once.  Once was enough.

The challenges:
     GET BENTO (81-1863) (1-3-0,6) of OTTO'S DINER challenged EDNA MILLAY (81-1834)
(5-6-0,21) of LITERATE LOONS.  Up 15.  GET BENTO was viciously subdued by EDNA MILLAY
in a 8 minute Challenge bout.  Nothing like a good poet to lull the diners.
     KOPITAR (81-1871) (1-2-0,11) of WARMASTERS challenged HOMONCULOUS (81-1851) (4-
2-0,27) of MONSTER MANUAL.  Up 16.  KOPITAR was vanquished by HOMONCULOUS in a 2
minute mismatched Challenge bout.  Okay.
     WORD THIEF (81-1849) (2-3-0,14) of CULT OF BACCHUS challenged THE DRONE (81-
1862) (3-2-1,17) of LA PENTARCHIE.  Up 3.  WORD THIEF handily defeated THE DRONE in a
1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.  Why would you steal words?  I'm not getting
that.
     STORM GIANT (81-1819) (6-6-0,24) of MONSTER MANUAL challenged TOSSED SALAD (81-
1686) (6-19-0,43) of FOOD.  Up 19.  STORM GIANT bested TOSSED SALAD in a 2 minute
Challenge bout.  That is now one SERIOUSLY tossed salad.
     PASTA ALL DENTY (81-1837) (5-5-0,36) of OTTO'S DINER challenged LADY GODIVA (81-
1782) (12-6-0,50) of DARQUE AGES.  Up 14.  PASTA ALL DENTY devastated LADY GODIVA in
a 2 minute one-sided Challenge battle.  And resulting in a hefty point gain for
Pasta.

     IRWEHN (81-1785) (10-8-0,56) of CLAN LONGBEARD challenged SUMNER (81-1624) (10-
9-0,61) of THE WILLBURYS II.  Up 5.  IRWEHN was demolished by SUMNER in a 1 minute
mismatched Challenge competition.  And cut his beard right OFF.
     TURDUCKEN (81-1784) (8-10-0,57) of OTTO'S DINER challenged CLERLEON (81-1796)
(10-6-1,66) of LA PENTARCHIE.  Up 9.  TURDUCKEN was overpowered by CLERLEON in a 1
minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Ah... possibly a good thing?
     GREMLIN STEW (81-1710) (19-6-0,84) of OTTO'S DINER challenged JAKLAK (81-1430)
(26-20-0,98) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  Up 14.  GREMLIN STEW viciously subdued JAKLAK in a
21 minute veteran's Challenge fight.  This was Jaklak the Most Challenged, and
probably the longest fight, though I am NOT going to look.
     FEOHR (81-1737) (13-10-1,71) of CLAN LONGBEARD challenged JULIETTE (81-1630)
(20-11-0,77) of SUMMERBORN.  Up 6.  FEOHR slimly lost to JULIETTE in a 2 minute
gruesome veteran's Challenge duel.  Somehow, Juliette didn't look like the kind to go
for grue.  Shows you how much I know.
     MARTILN (81-1742) (14-7-0,69) of CLAN LONGBEARD challenged LITTLE DARLING (81-
1700) (14-12-0,86) of SUMMERBORN.  Up 17.  MARTILN was viciously subdued by LITTLE
DARLING in a 8 minute Challenge fight.  How embarrassing!  That Little Darling was so
CUTE.

     NICK NACK (81-1750) (10-10-1,90) of BOND-AGE challenged EBORIUS (81-1799) (10-5-
0,73) of WARMASTERS.  Down 17.  NICK NACK killed EBORIUS in a 2 minute Challenge
brawl.  Oops.  Going from an old newsletter?  Second death today.
     KRONSTEEN (81-1748) (12-8-0,68) of BOND-AGE challenged DROW (81-1774) (12-8-
0,71) of MONSTER MANUAL.  Up 3.  KRONSTEEN vanquished DROW in a 1 minute mismatched
Challenge fight.  This caused Drow to plummet, in a manner of speaking.  I don't call
eleven points a huge drop.
     BALTAIRE (81-833) (12-13-0,80) of CULT OF BACCHUS challenged JOSEPH MITCHELL
(81-1746) (9-13-1,74) of LITERATE LOONS.  Down 6.  BALTAIRE demolished JOSEPH
MITCHELL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.  Was it the difference in
experience, or the wine?
     MEDA (81-854) (17-6-0,101) of CULT OF BACCHUS challenged ROSA KLEBB (81-1765)
(11-8-0,106) of BOND-AGE.  Up 5.  MEDA was devastated by ROSA KLEBB in a 1 minute
one-sided Challenge fight.  Impressive.

Bloodfeuds:
     TROLL HAND (81-1825) (4-6-1,23) of SAVAGE HORDE bloodfeuded TIBERIUS (81-1853)
(2-4-1,11) of WARMASTERS.  Down 12.  TROLL HAND savagely defeated TIBERIUS in an
action packed 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.  Successful.

And the title, also a bloodfeud:
     GIGI DIVINE (81-613) (29-15-1,110) of CULT OF BACCHUS bloodfeuded GLABRIO (81-
1800) (8-7-1,52) of WARMASTERS.  Down 58.  GIGI DIVINE outwaited GLABRIO in a dull 12
minute one-sided Bloodfeud Title duel.  What I don't get is why this took so long?

                                       Larkin

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIGI DIVINE 613              30  15  1   112       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSA KLEBB 1765              12   8  0   122       BOND-AGE (133)
 ODDJOB 1766                  12   8  0   113       BOND-AGE (133)
 FISH TACO 1687               16  10  1   109       FOOD (130)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NICK NACK 1750               11  10  2   107       BOND-AGE (133)
 JAKLAK 1430                  26  21  0    99       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 GREMLIN STEW 1710            20   6  0    96       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 LITTLE DARLING 1700          15  12  0    94       SUMMERBORN (104)
-PANDERA PAX 1406             16  15  1    92       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 MEDA 854                     17   7  0    91       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALTAIRE 833                 13  13  0    89       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 TAMERLANE 1764               11  10  0    85       DARQUE AGES (29)
 JULIETTE 1630                21  11  0    83       SUMMERBORN (104)
 KRONSTEEN 1748               13   8  0    83       BOND-AGE (133)
 CAZADOR 1578                 20  15  0    77       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569         15  21  3    75       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 CLERLEON 1796                11   6  1    74       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 PURPLE WORM 1775             11  10  1    74       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 FEOHR 1737                   13  11  1    72       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SUMNER 1624                  11   9  0    72       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 MARTILN 1742                 14   8  0    69       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BRUSSEL SPROUTS 1688         13  13  2    69       FOOD (130)
 IRONHEAD 1722                17   8  0    67       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSEPH MITCHELL 1746          9  14  1    66       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 TUKWILLA 1627                 9  11  2    63       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 DROW 1774                    12   9  0    60       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-SORRY 1891                    6   4  0    60       BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
 ZADIE SMITH 1701             15  12  0    59       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 JULIAN OF NORWICH 1783        9  10  1    59       DARQUE AGES (29)
 PASTA ALL DENTY 1837          6   5  0    57       OTTO'S DINER (96)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RENTON 1623                   9  11  1    56       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 GLABRIO 1800                  8   8  1    56       WARMASTERS (15)
-HARE BINGER 1790              9   8  1    54       FURRY FURY (25)
-MIDSUMMER WREATH 1793         8   5  1    52       SUMMERBORN (104)
 TURDUCKEN 1784                8  11  0    50       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 ONION RINGS 1684             11  15  0    48       FOOD (130)
 IRWEHN 1785                  10   9  0    48       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 AGORIX 1842                   7   3  2    45       WARMASTERS (15)
 LADY GODIVA 1782             12   7  0    43       DARQUE AGES (29)
-KALAM 1888                    6   0  1    40       BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
 STORM GIANT 1819              7   6  0    39       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 REDDIG 1838                   8   3  0    38       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 TOSSED SALAD 1686             6  20  0    38       FOOD (130)
-LAODAMEIA 1713                5   5  1    38       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
-TRUTTS 1889                   5   5  0    36       BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
 HOMONCULOUS 1851              5   2  0    34       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FAILED DOG TRICK 1798         6   9  0    33       FURRY FURY (25)
-ANTENOR 1731                  5   4  0    33       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
-HONEY BEE 1860                2   3  1    33       FURRY FURY (25)
 THE BLACK PRINCE 1841         5   5  0    32       DARQUE AGES (29)
 TROLL HAND 1825               5   6  1    28       SAVAGE HORDE (134)
 WORD THIEF 1849               3   3  0    27       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SYFTAR TRAFF 1876             2   1  0    27       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ORTING 1815                   6   5  0    25       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 INGRAT 1805                   5  10  0    25       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 EDNA MILLAY 1834              6   6  0    24       LITERATE LOONS (40)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONGFANGS 1881                2   0  0    22       SAVAGE HORDE (134)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAT N TONIC 1870              1   2  0    22       FURRY FURY (25)
-STORMY 1892                   5   5  1    21       BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
-PICKER 1890                   4   5  1    18       BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
 AL ZHEIMER 1886               1   0  0    18       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 KAMAL KHAN 1883               1   1  0    16       BOND-AGE (133)
 EURYMEDON 1865                3   2  0    14       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 THE DRONE 1862                3   3  1    13       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 CAEDMON 1873                  2   2  0    13       DARQUE AGES (29)
 TIBERIUS 1853                 2   5  1    12       WARMASTERS (15)
 HENRY MILLER 1846             1   8  0    11       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 RATHELM 1893                  1   0  0    10       SAVAGE HORDE (134)
 REAVER 1879                   2   1  0     7       SAVAGE HORDE (134)
 GET BENTO 1863                1   4  0     7       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 KOPITAR 1871                  1   3  0     6       WARMASTERS (15)
 SKULLCLEAVER 1877             1   2  0     5       SAVAGE HORDE (134)
-ASTYANAX 1791                 1   1  0     4       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
-SUMMER BAY SHOT 1884          0   1  0     1       SUMMERBORN (104)
 BAD BORSCHT 1894              0   1  0     1       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 HITTIUS 1880                  0   1  0     1       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JAX LE BLUE 946         8  9 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    GLABRIO 1800          143  JUST REVENGED
BORO BLOODHUNTER 1854   5  2 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13  PURPLE WORM 1775      145   
INTELLECT DEVOUR 1820   4  9 2 MONSTER MANUAL 87    SHEWISH GIANT         145  NONE
BONESNAPPER 1826        2  6 0 SAVAGE HORDE 134     TIBERIUS 1853         143  JUST REVENGED
GROND 1852              2  2 0 SAVAGE HORDE 134     AGORIX 1842           142   
WELLAWELLAWELLUH 1843   4  4 0 SUMMERBORN 104       AGORIX 1842           143  REVENGED
EBORIUS 1799           10  6 0 WARMASTERS 15        NICK NACK 1750        145   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shadowspire -- Last turn was a good one, nobody died (that wasn't supposed to).  To
celebrate I have decided to not send any of my warriors to the Dark Arena this turn.
As always, beatings will continue until morale improves -- Hawk

Storm Giant -- I think your height advantage was too much to overcome.  I should have
aimed for your foot.  Pretty excited about learning that parry skill from you, BTW.
-- Skullcleaver

Get Bento -- Thanks for the fight.  I decided to wear my Ironman costume to the duel.
New protocol to reduce death rate for the team. -- Troll Hand

Kamal Khan -- I countered your underthrust to the LOWER BODY with a long sword to the
BUTTTOCKS.  That was gross... -- Reaver

All -- What a lousy turn, 1-4.  At least I was spared the 0-fer, but it still doesn't
do much for the ol' ego. -- Master Darque

Rosa Klebb -- I'm fighting your team way too much!  Yes, I know it was my challenge
(and loss), but I'm not winning nearly enough of them to make it a worthwhile venture
--for me anyway. -- Tamerlane

Ironhead -- All the other warriors around me and I draw you in the random matches.
Either my luck is horrid or some one at the Commission hates me. -- Julian of Norwich

     The handicapper likes to bet on your fights.

Boro Bloodhunter -- Good challenge and good fight!  While wins are always the best
outcome, living to fight another day ranks a close second. -- The Black Prince

Clerleon -- We have met on the sands before last cycle.  And I have to say, I much
preferred our first meeting to our last one. -- Lady Godiva

Eurymedon -- Only the most die-hard of duel fans would have sat through our bout.
Might be time to rev up the effort a bit. -- Caedmon

Attention:  Otto's Diner will be closed Sunday from 2-5 for an all-employee meeting
to discuss our recent 0-5 shellacking.  We will reopen for dinner service at 5 PM and
the Sunday Night car crushing will be held as usual.  This week it's a '58 T-Bird.
Come early and get a good seat!

Appeared in Morya by accident:

DeGotti -- Sorry about the ads, I just forgot... thanks anyway for trying to rekindle
the fire! -- LP

11-4-4?!!  Vanek?  What are you trying to do?  Killing everyone?  Impressive! -- LP

Congrats to Subprime Rib.... I like meat! -- LP

Thanks, Master Darque, I made my best to honor the bashing art... I have been a good
learner and didn't meet too many ST.  LP says that with my QS, I could even be tried
in the Freshmen. -- Mollusquome

Nicely done, Orting, you look better than that stupid Ingrat said me. -- The Drone

Vanek/Galabrio -- Turn one went to the Cult! -- DeGotti

Kid Arcane -- Nice spotlight!  It was an enjoyable read! -- DeGotti

You people sure do love Gigi!  I can understand though, she is a beauty!  I'm sure
some of you, Hombre & Grimm, saw her dance before at the Double Dee's!  It's quite
mesmerizing! -- DeGotti

Gremlin Stew -- Thanks for taking one for my team and making me so popular! -- Meda

Grimm -- Our dislike for each other is well known and goes back quite a long ways in
Shadowspire history.  On numerous occasions you have tried to portray me as a
complete know-nothing manager without talent and have shot your mouth off with
inaccurate statements.  So I thought it might be fun to take a few of your quotes
about me and see how they actually stand up against the hard facts.
     Recently after turn 143 you stated on the forums "Vanek, you are a pathetic
member of this game.  Period.  Possibly one of the most under-skilled over inflated
losers to ever play this game."
     Another favorite of mine came from turn 115 on the forums when you said, "Any
day you want an open 1 on 1 battle with no worrying about outside challenges, I will
beat you 90 plus percent."
Lol, I have forgot more in this game than you will ever learn.  After taking some
time to go back and compile the numbers, I learned some interesting things.  Since
your turn 115 boast of being able to beat me 90 plus percent, you have actually gone
5-8 against me.  For those actually keeping score at home, that is an amazing 38%.
That would mean you'd have to now go 68-0 against me to live up to that statement.
I also discovered your lifetime record against me is a spectacular 15-20.  Seems like
I am doing pretty well against you for being the most under-skilled and over inflated
loser to ever play this game, huh?  When you think about it though, maybe something
else is actually true.  Maybe your 43% win/loss record against me and your 46%
win/loss arena record actually reflect who is the true over inflated loser.  I am
starting to think you talk a big game to cover up the fact that you are simply a
below average manager.  Well, Grimm, I hope these stats were as entertaining for you

as they were for me and the rest of Shadowspire.  Maybe you should consider shutting
that big yapper of yours and instead focus on trying to actually get above a 50%
win/loss record.  Best of luck to you, buddy. -- Vanek

Baltaire and Juliette -- Nice work, you two.  I am sure I will be sick of seeing you
both very soon!  One turn down, 3 to go. -- Vanek, Manager of Warmasters

Oddjob -- I keep thinking the style matchup will give me an advantage, yet you keep
proving me wrong.  Grrrrrr. -- Eborius

Kid Arcane -- Nice article.  Definitely fun to read. -- Vanek

All -- It is catch up time once again and a well earned congrats to all the recent
invitees. -- Visionist

Failed Dog Trick -- You are a quick lil bugger. -- Feohr

Midsummer Wreath -- We both went to school on each other.  Well fought! -- Martiln

Edna Millay -- You are a tutoring beast, thanks! -- Reddig

Rosa Klebb -- All that and a loss for one damned skill!?! -- Jaklak

Tukwilla -- Just one more hit and victory was mine. -- Feohr

Meda -- Damn you are like a bunny, just keep going and going.  I will trade a loss
for that kind of learning any day. -- Martiln

Cazador -- Your defense was too good this time, till we meet again. -- Irwehn

Gremlin Stew -- Nice scum costume. -- Jacklak

Knut Sunderhelm -- I salute you and your guild's attempt at retribution of Klaus.
May he rest in peace. -- Feohr

Cazador -- Close and well fought, till we meet again. -- Martiln

Pasta All Denty -- While I got the win, I still feel a bit used. -- Irwehn

Onion Rings -- I hate all onions by the way. -- Feohr

Tukwilla -- That was easier than I suspected. -- Martiln

Pandera Pax -- My boss says speed kills.  Well, almost, in my case. -- Irwehn

Brussel Sprouts -- An answer to your question... No I don't want you to do it again!
DUH!! -- Reddig

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

INTELLECT DEVOURER was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GIGI DIVINE outwaited GLABRIO in a dull 12 minute one-sided Bloodfeud Title duel.
TROLL HAND savagely defeated TIBERIUS in a action packed 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.
MEDA was devastated by ROSA KLEBB in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BALTAIRE demolished JOSEPH MITCHELL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
KRONSTEEN vanquished DROW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NICK NACK killed EBORIUS in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
MARTILN was viciously subdued by LITTLE DARLING in a 8 minute Challenge fight.
FEOHR slimly lost to JULIETTE in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's Challenge duel.
GREMLIN STEW viciously subdued JAKLAK in a 21 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
TURDUCKEN was overpowered by CLERLEON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
IRWEHN was demolished by SUMNER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
PASTA ALL DENTY devastated LADY GODIVA in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
STORM GIANT bested TOSSED SALAD in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
WORD THIEF handily defeated THE DRONE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
KOPITAR was vanquished by HOMONCULOUS in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
GET BENTO was viciously subdued by EDNA MILLAY in a 8 minute Challenge bout.
TAMERLANE was overpowered by FISH TACO in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
ODDJOB overpowered VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CAZADOR outwaited TUKWILLA in a crowd pleasing 7 minute competition.
KNUT SUNDERHELM savagely defeated ZADIE SMITH in a exciting 4 minute expert's fight.
PURPLE WORM barely slew BORO BLOODHUNTER in a 2 minute duel.
BRUSSEL SPROUTS handily defeated THE BLACK PRINCE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
IRONHEAD outlasted AGORIX in a slow 13 minute fight.
ONION RINGS was vanquished by RENTON in a 1 minute one-sided match.
JULIAN OF NORWICH vanquished INGRAT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SYFTAR TRAFF was savagely defeated by REDDIG in a 2 minute novice vs. expert melee.
HENRY MILLER was narrowly defeated by EURYMEDON in a exciting 7 minute bloody fray.
ORTING viciously subdued CAEDMON in a crowd boring 19 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
LONGFANGS overpowered HITTIUS in a 1 minute gory one-sided match.
SKULLCLEAVER was overpowered by KAMAL KHAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
REAVER was overpowered by AL ZHEIMER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
RATHELM devastated BAD BORSCHT 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                 13         TOTAL PARRY       48 -  34 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  23 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE      50 -  47 -  4      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         STRIKING ATTACK   91 -  87 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         BASHING ATTACK    38 -  43 -  5      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  34 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     32 -  38 -  5      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW        21 -  25 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  22 -  0      24  |

Turn 145 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GIGI DIVINE 613            30  15  1  112 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
PARRY-STRIKE     ROSA KLEBB 1765            12   8  0  122 BOND-AGE (133)
SLASHING ATTACK  ODDJOB 1766                12   8  0  113 BOND-AGE (133)
STRIKING ATTACK  FISH TACO 1687             16  10  1  109 FOOD (130)
WALL OF STEEL    NICK NACK 1750             11  10  2  107 BOND-AGE (133)
LUNGING ATTACK   JULIETTE 1630              21  11  0   83 SUMMERBORN (104)
BASHING ATTACK   KRONSTEEN 1748             13   8  0   83 BOND-AGE (133)
AIMED BLOW       DROW 1774                  12   9  0   60 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FISH TACO 1687.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TUKWILLA 1627.  The ten other most popular fighters were KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569, 
LITTLE DARLING 1700, TROLL HAND 1825, HENRY MILLER 1846, PASTA ALL DENTY 1837, TOSSED 
SALAD 1686, FISH TACO 1687, REDDIG 1838, FEOHR 1737, and HOMONCULOUS 1851.

The least popular fighter this week was GREMLIN STEW 1710.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JAKLAK 1430, ORTING 1815, CAEDMON 1873, GIGI DIVINE 613, 
IRONHEAD 1722, AGORIX 1842, GLABRIO 1800, BAD BORSCHT 1894, REAVER 1879, and 
SKULLCLEAVER 1877.