DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/06/2013    Duedate: 03/19/2013

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-161

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SYE THE BEARDED
BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
(81-801) [15-10-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUMNER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
THE WILLBURYS II (127)         
(81-1624) [22-14-0,142]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RENTON                         SYE THE BEARDED
THE WILLBURYS II (127)         BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
(81-1623) [18-18-1,87]         (81-801) [15-10-0,122]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)       54
2. FARSEERS (137)              41      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. LITERATE LOONS (40)         40      Unchartered Team
4. BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)      30
5. SAVAGE HORDE (134)          29      PENTIGONAL PINK (63)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       463 332 18 58.2   1/ 1 WARMASTERS (15)          10  5 0
 2/ 0 BOND-AGE (133)            96  69  5 58.2   2/12 SAVAGE HORDE (134)       10  5 0
 3/ 3 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  55  43  2 56.1   3/ 6 FARSEERS (137)            9  6 1
 4/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      230 181  8 56.0   4/ 4 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  9  6 0
 5- 4 SUMMERBORN (104)         211 177 20 54.4   5/ 2 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     8  7 1
 6/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    429 371 13 53.6   6/13 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    8  7 0
 7/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         365 323 17 53.1   7/ 7 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       8  7 0
 8/ 7 OTTO'S DINER (96)        259 231  8 52.9   8/ 8 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      8  7 0
 9/ 8 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      411 390 16 51.3   9/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)          7  8 1
10/ 9 WARMASTERS (15)          405 385 31 51.3  10/ 9 BRIDGE BURNERS (135)      7  8 1
11/11 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     40  44  1 47.6  11/10 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        7  8 0
12/10 BRIDGE BURNERS (135)      58  64  6 47.5  12/11 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       7  8 0
13/15 SAVAGE HORDE (134)        62  72  3 46.3  13/ 3 OTTO'S DINER (96)         7  8 0
14/12 THE WILLBURYS II (127)    65  76  3 46.1  14/15 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       6  7 0
15/14 LITERATE LOONS (40)      359 424 15 45.8  15/18 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     5  5 1
16/18 FARSEERS (137)            33  40  3 45.2  16/17 LITERATE LOONS (40)       5  7 1
17/16 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      231 287  8 44.6  17/16 FOOD (130)                4  4 0
18/17 FOOD (130)                72  96  3 42.9  18/14 THE WILLBURYS II (127)    4  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   132 182  9 42.0  19/ 0 BOND-AGE (133)            1  4 0
20/20 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      32  48  0 40.0  20-19 SUMMERBORN (104)          0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hello again, dear readers.  'Tis I, your humble duelmaster once again.  Since
nobody has chased me off this throne yet, I assume you all find my weekly ramblings
quite interesting, or at least mildly so.  Anyway, I'm glad that at least some of you
appreciate what I write here and want to see more, so I shall endeavor to keep you
entertained.
     My guest last week cancelled at the last minute, but we were able to book Feohr
again who was more than eager to come by with some more new toys to show off.  This
time he brought a maul, which must have come from the same source as his sword last
time.  It must have been rotten through the middle because it only lasted him four
swings this time.  He'd also brought along a very pretty looking scimitar, which
sadly also didn't last.  Feohr dear, take some advice--don't get your weapons from a
guy selling out the back of a van.  Seriously, call my office--they'll set you up
with my shield guy.  He does quality work.
     Now, I'd be remiss if I didn't work in a bit of self-promotion, considering the
record that fell last week.  The new record holder for total (and consecutive) DM
titles...is yours truly.  A lot of people ask me how I can keep winning without
graduating.  Let me tell ya, it ain't easy, sunshine!  First, you have to have a
rating in only one area.  I'll let you all debate which area and what rating.  It
also helps to be in top physical condition.  My manager said it's okay to let you
know I've got top ratings in both will and constitution.  I owe a lot of that to the
DM spa--top nutrition and excellent mental and spiritual health programs.  So many
people come into the arena with their chakras all out of whack.  No wonder they can't
swing straight.  I've said it before and I'll say it again--if you have the means,
you must try out the DM spa.  You'll thank me later.

                                                Gremlin Stew

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ack.  The arena maintenance crew was supposed to shovel the snow around this
place, but they didn't do it.  Still, if you've got to fall, better to land in eight
inches of wet snow than on hard ground; I only wrenched a knee, didn't break a leg.
I guess it's all relative.  But I won't be dancing any jigs this week!

A few passing notes, reported by the Unknown Spymaster, who somehow saw them even
with a bag over his head:
     The Mothership 011 went 4-1 and ended up in fourth place.  I'm guessing that's a
rise from where they were last time.  Other teams doubtless had notable turns, but I
don't feel up to combing through the fight listings to pick 'em out.  Sorry.
     Inidividually, Joseph Mitchell had the biggest point gain at 24.  Kamal Khan had
the biggest drop at 19.
     Otto's Diner was most avoided, with The Mothership 011 doing most of that
avoiding.  Storm Giant seems likely to have gotten the most challenges, although the
clerks are being coy about it.
     We had forty-eight fights with a mere two standbys.  Thirty-one challenges, of
which five were to the Dark Arena and one was a bloodfeud.
     Now, without further ado (ado is expensive, and I've got a budget here)--

The Dark Arena:
     KNUT SUNDERHELM (81-1569) (23-28-3,102) of DRAGONBANE GUILD DA challenged HIGH
ELF (81-19) (0-0-0,60) of DARK ARENA.  KNUT SUNDERHELM butchered HIGH ELF in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.  Impressive!
     MOONSTRUCK (81-1929) (6-5-0,23) of SEARCH THE SKY DA challenged ARENAMASTER (81-
23) (0-0-0,100) of DARK ARENA.  MOONSTRUCK was murdered by ARENAMASTER in an exciting
1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.  I could've warned him.  The moon is waning, after
all.
     FERAL FERRET (81-455) (1-6-0,9) of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB DA challenged BANDIT PRINCE
(81-25) (0-0-0,60) of DARK ARENA.  FERAL FERRET was viciously butchered by BANDIT
PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
     MR. KIDD (81-1978) (0-0-0,0) of BOND-AGE DA challenged ARENAMASTER (81-23) (0-0-
0,100) of DARK ARENA.  MR. KIDD was assassinated by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute brutal
Dark Arena fight.
     LEGRAND CLOE 13A (81-1982) (0-0-0,0) of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB DA challenged STONE
GOLEM (81-26) (0-0-0,40) of DARK ARENA.  LEGRAND CLOE 13A was barely slain by STONE
GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.

The bloodfeud:
     RAMIRUS (81-1935) (8-1-0,40) of WARMASTERS bloodfeuded LYCANTHROPIC LYNX (81-52)
(11-5-1,59) of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB.  Up 19.  RAMIRUS was viciously subdued by
LYCANTHROPIC LYNX in a 2 minute Bloodfeud match.  No luck this time.

The random matches:
     VERDE (81-1983) (0-0-0,0) of FARSEERS fought PERSISTANT BEGGAR (81-4) (0-0-0,10)
of Really Cold Standbys.  VERDE slew PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
Hey!  Do you know how hard it is to get a Beggar into the arena at all?  And then you
go killing them!
     VLAD TEPES (81-1979) (1-0-1,17) of DARQUE AGES fought MR. WINT (81-1977) (0-0-
0,0) of BOND-AGE.  VLAD TEPES savagely defeated MR. WINT in an exciting 2 minute
brutal novice's conflict.  A defeat you can walk away from is bearable.
     PHYNN (81-1971) (2-1-0,22) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought METELLUS (81-1981) (0-0-0,0)
of WARMASTERS.  PHYNN viciously subdued METELLUS in an action packed 1 minute brutal
amateur's bout.  Naturally.

     SANTA CLAUS (81-1966) (1-3-0,6) of LA PENTARCHIE fought TACOMA (81-1869) (0-2-
0,2) of THE WILLBURYS II.  SANTA CLAUS overpowered TACOMA in a 1 minute gory one-
sided duel.  Nothing like experience.  Well, except superlative skill, and you GET
that from experience.
     HAULIN' OATS (81-1957) (3-2-0,17) of OTTO'S DINER fought BAWNDY (81-1963) (3-2-
0,11) of FARSEERS.  HAULIN' OATS was luckily beaten by BAWNDY in a popular 4 minute
brutal match.  Probably need spinach rather than oats.
     WARG RIDER (81-1926) (6-5-0,23) of SAVAGE HORDE fought HUGO DRAX (81-1948) (1-3-
0,6) of BOND-AGE.  WARG RIDER beat HUGO DRAX in a 2 minute expert vs. amateur
competition.  You ever wonder how the handicapper decides these random matches?  He
must have a mind like a corkscrew.
     MAY DAY (81-1947) (3-1-0,33) of BOND-AGE fought FRATSFA SLAVE (81-7) (0-0-0,36)
of Really Cold Standbys.  MAY DAY overcame FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute amateur's
fight.  Good work.

     CABICHON (81-1914) (7-6-0,54) of LA PENTARCHIE fought HENRY MILLER (81-1846) (4-
20-0,32) of LITERATE LOONS.  CABICHON demolished HENRY MILLER in a 1 minute uneven
conflict.  Everyone's a critic!
     BAD BORSCHT (81-1894) (7-9-2,51) of OTTO'S DINER fought EYE OF THE DEEP (81-
1923) (8-4-0,28) of MONSTER MANUAL.  BAD BORSCHT vanquished EYE OF THE DEEP in a 1
minute mismatched duel.  There are EYES in the borscht?  Euwh!  I hate it when my
meal can look back at me.
     PICKER (81-1890) (9-14-1,42) of BRIDGE BURNERS fought CELESTIAL STEEL (81-1931)
(5-5-0,33) of SEARCH THE SKY.  PICKER viciously subdued CELESTIAL STEEL in a popular
2 minute brutal match.  I see "bridge burner" and "brutal match" in the same
sentence, and I think "arson."
     THE DRONE (81-1862) (11-10-1,57) of LA PENTARCHIE fought JOURNEYMAN (81-1967)
(4-0-0,53) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  THE DRONE won victory over JOURNEYMAN in a 1 minute
master vs. novice bout.  Experience.  Hard to beat.
     KAMAL KHAN (81-1883) (9-4-1,66) of BOND-AGE fought SACRED SABLE (81-335) (7-6-
0,47) of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB.  KAMAL KHAN was vanquished by SACRED SABLE in a 1 minute
one-sided bout.  It was for this loss that Kamal Khan "dropped like a basher in the
top ten."

     JOSEPH MITCHELL (81-1746) (16-22-1,90) of LITERATE LOONS fought THE BLACK PRINCE
(81-1841) (15-10-0,66) of DARQUE AGES.  JOSEPH MITCHELL murdered THE BLACK PRINCE in
a 1 minute one-sided conflict.  Whoa!  And this murder (not my word, the steward
picked it) got Joseph the biggest point gain.  Makes you wonder.
     FEOHR (81-1737) (19-20-1,104) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought PURPLE WORM (81-1775)
(16-20-1,88) of MONSTER MANUAL.  FEOHR was savagely defeated by PURPLE WORM in a 2
minute brutal veteran's fray.  Well, of course.  After the way Feohr partied last
night, he probably thought the Purple Worm was just another hallucination.
     RENTON (81-1623) (18-17-1,92) of THE WILLBURYS II fought QUINN (81-1634) (10-9-
1,89) of THE MOTHERSHIP 011.  RENTON was subdued by QUINN in a crowd pleasing 1
minute match.  Part of the Mothership's notable turn.
     MARTILN (81-1742) (22-15-0,102) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought ZADIE SMITH (81-1701)
(19-23-0,86) of LITERATE LOONS.  MARTILN was savagely defeated by ZADIE SMITH in a
popular 4 minute expert's contest.  Regardless of the facts, no woman likes to be
CALLED a loon, Martiln.
     IRWEHN (81-1785) (19-15-0,105) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought HOMONCULOUS (81-1851)
(12-10-0,79) of MONSTER MANUAL.  IRWEHN overpowered HOMONCULOUS in a 1 minute
gruesome one-sided bout.  Ah.  A homonculous is a golem, right?

The challenges:
     LITTLE PEA (81-1970) (1-1-0,11) of CULT OF BACCHUS challenged XIOMBURG (81-1964)
(2-2-0,19) of THE MOTHERSHIP 011.  Up 8.  LITTLE PEA was overpowered by XIOMBURG in a
1 minute one-sided Challenge match.  Oh, well, pease.
     EREKOSE (81-1965) (3-1-0,15) of THE MOTHERSHIP 011 challenged NOSY (81-1952) (4-
2-0,20) of FARSEERS.  Up 5.  EREKOSE outwaited NOSY in a slow 14 minute Challenge
fray.  Yep, the Unknown had it right about the Mothership winning all over the place.
     THE SEAMSTRESS (81-986) (3-10-0,19) of BIG LAKE OUTCASTS challenged ADISSA (81-
1949) (3-3-0,22) of CULT OF BACCHUS.  Up 3.  THE SEAMSTRESS was vanquished by ADISSA 
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  You've got to work with your strength, and
you can see what the Seamstress's strong point is.
     TARR (81-1938) (4-5-2,33) of BRIDGE BURNERS challenged LONGFANGS (81-1881) (8-9-
1,34) of SAVAGE HORDE.  Up 1.  TARR was handily defeated by LONGFANGS in a 1 minute
mismatched Challenge bout.  Sometimes experience says more than recognition.

     TREMERUS (81-1974) (2-0-0,24) of WARMASTERS challenged GRIMSTONES (81-1937) (3-
5-0,19) of CULT OF BACCHUS.  Down 5.  TREMERUS luckily beat GRIMSTONES in an action
packed 3 minute gory Challenge duel.  And where would a gladiator be without luck?
     STARRY VOID (81-1958) (4-1-0,25) of SEARCH THE SKY challenged GAMBLE (81-1635)
(10-9-0,43) of THE MOTHERSHIP 011.  Up 18.  STARRY VOID was subdued by GAMBLE in a 1
minute Challenge melee.  I think this was the Mothership's fourth win?
     AELA FIREBLADE (81-975) (6-7-0,31) of BIG LAKE OUTCASTS challenged BLUE NOVA
(81-1898) (7-8-0,56) of SEARCH THE SKY.  Up 25.  AELA FIREBLADE was defeated by BLUE
NOVA in a 2 minute Challenge bout.  Hard to keep a blade burning when the snow's
coming down.
     SENSUAL SHREW (81-49) (10-6-0,36) of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB challenged ORTING (81-
1815) (10-16-0,46) of THE WILLBURYS II.  Up 10.  SENSUAL SHREW savagely defeated
ORTING in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.  Sensual and savage both?  Formidable.
     WHITE PROPHET (81-1946) (6-2-1,45) of FARSEERS challenged SYFTAR TRAFF (81-1876)
(7-11-0,54) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Up 9.  WHITE PROPHET savagely defeated SYFTAR TRAFF
in a popular 2 minute Challenge fight.  Lots of savagery around today.  Must be cabin
fever.

     REGAL (81-1904) (7-7-0,41) of FARSEERS challenged CAEDMON (81-1873) (11-8-0,41)
of DARQUE AGES.  Straight across.  REGAL handily defeated CAEDMON in a crowd pleasing
1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  Impressive, Regal!
     GRAVITY VORTEX (81-1895) (4-11-0,38) of SEARCH THE SKY challenged EDNA MILLAY
(81-1834) (12-15-0,56) of LITERATE LOONS.  Up 18.  GRAVITY VORTEX narrowly defeated
EDNA MILLAY in a 1 minute Challenge bout.  Gravity generally wins out in the end.
Probably why I fell down.  Instead of up.
     QUARTON (81-827) (12-11-0,62) of BIG LAKE OUTCASTS challenged ONION RINGS (81-
1684) (15-26-0,71) of FOOD.  Up 9.  QUARTON was overpowered by ONION RINGS in a 1
minute uneven Challenge fight.  Really strong onions.
     KALAM (81-1888) (11-9-1,64) of BRIDGE BURNERS challenged SKULLCLEAVER (81-1877)
(10-8-0,74) of SAVAGE HORDE.  Up 10.  KALAM was handily defeated by SKULLCLEAVER in a
1 minute Challenge competition.  But was his skull cloven?
     AGORIX (81-1842) (15-10-2,64) of WARMASTERS challenged TOSSED SALAD (81-1686)
(11-30-0,70) of FOOD.  Up 6.  AGORIX beat TOSSED SALAD in a popular 2 minute
veteran's Challenge bout.  Making jokes about losses by the Salad is too easy.  I'll
let you think up your own quips.

     GLABRIO (81-1800) (13-17-2,58) of WARMASTERS challenged STORM GIANT (81-1819)
(14-14-0,56) of MONSTER MANUAL.  Down 2.  GLABRIO overpowered STORM GIANT in a 2
minute one-sided Challenge bout.  This is Storm Giant the Probably Most Challenged.
     RYAK RAZORSAW (81-597) (16-27-2,77) of BIG LAKE OUTCASTS challenged LADY GODIVA
(81-1782) (21-13-0,76) of DARQUE AGES.  Down 1.  RYAK RAZORSAW overpowered LADY
GODIVA in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge brawl.  How could you do that to a
lady, Ryak?
     TURDUCKEN (81-1784) (16-18-1,74) of OTTO'S DINER challenged DROW (81-1774) (22-
14-0,104) of MONSTER MANUAL.  Up 30.  TURDUCKEN devastated DROW in a 1 minute uneven
Challenge duel.  Impressive.
     IRONHEAD (81-1722) (22-18-0,84) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged REAVER (81-1879)
(10-8-0,94) of SAVAGE HORDE.  Up 10.  IRONHEAD overcame REAVER in a popular 6 minute
uneven Challenge fight.  And there was even time to grab a sandwich.
     INGRAT (81-1805) (16-14-0,74) of LA PENTARCHIE challenged THE CRISCO KID (81-
1912) (9-4-0,89) of OTTO'S DINER.  Up 15.  INGRAT beat THE CRISCO KID in a 2 minute
Challenge conflict.  Fried him in his own grease.

     TROLL HAND (81-1825) (14-12-1,71) of SAVAGE HORDE challenged AL ZHEIMER (81-
1886) (10-6-0,71) of LA PENTARCHIE.  Straight across.  TROLL HAND devastated AL
ZHEIMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.  Sorry, comments are failing me.  I
think I'm getting tired.
     FLAVOR TO GO (81-1633) (13-6-0,119) of THE MOTHERSHIP 011 challenged SUMNER (81-
1624) (21-14-0,128) of THE WILLBURYS II.  Up 9.  FLAVOR TO GO was demolished by
SUMNER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.  The Mothership's loss.
     TRUTTS (81-1889) (14-10-1,93) of BRIDGE BURNERS challenged WORD THIEF (81-1849)
(13-8-0,92) of CULT OF BACCHUS.  Down 1.  TRUTTS was defeated by WORD THIEF in a
popular 1 minute gory expert's Challenge duel.  It's a tricky little thief, isn't it?
     SORRY (81-1891) (13-11-0,91) of BRIDGE BURNERS challenged REDDIG (81-1838) (18-
8-0,92) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  Up 1.  SORRY vanquished REDDIG in a 1 minute uneven
Challenge duel.  And the Burner wasn't sorry at all.
     JULIAN OF NORWICH (81-1783) (17-17-1,99) of DARQUE AGES challenged CAZADOR (81-
1578) (25-25-0,100) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Up 1.  JULIAN OF NORWICH was overpowered by
CAZADOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.  Good try, Julian, but some days you
don't get the brass ring.

For the title:
     SYE THE BEARDED (81-801) (14-10-0,101) of BIG LAKE OUTCASTS challenged GREMLIN
STEW (81-1710) (33-8-0,163) of OTTO'S DINER.  Up 62.  SYE THE BEARDED savagely
defeated GREMLIN STEW in a 4 minute Challenge Title melee.  Wow!  Way to go, Sye!
Back to the practice room, Gremlin.

                                       Larkin

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYE THE BEARDED 801          15  10  0   122       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUMNER 1624                  22  14  0   142       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 JOSEPH MITCHELL 1746         17  22  2   114       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 IRWEHN 1785                  20  15  0   112       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CAZADOR 1578                 26  25  0   110       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREMLIN STEW 1710            33   9  0   108       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SORRY 1891                   14  11  0   107       BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
 ZADIE SMITH 1701             20  23  0   105       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 TURDUCKEN 1784               17  18  1   101       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 WORD THIEF 1849              14   8  0   101       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 PURPLE WORM 1775             17  20  1   100       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 QUINN 1634                   11   9  1    98       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 IRONHEAD 1722                23  18  0    95       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597            17  27  2    92       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 FLAVOR TO GO 1633            13   7  0    92       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INGRAT 1805                  17  14  0    90       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 MARTILN 1742                 22  16  0    89       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 FEOHR 1737                   19  21  1    89       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 JULIAN OF NORWICH 1783       17  18  1    89       DARQUE AGES (29)
 TRUTTS 1889                  14  11  1    89       BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
 REAVER 1879                  10   9  0    88       SAVAGE HORDE (134)
 RENTON 1623                  18  18  1    87       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 TROLL HAND 1825              15  12  1    84       SAVAGE HORDE (134)
 REDDIG 1838                  18   9  0    82       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SKULLCLEAVER 1877            11   8  0    82       SAVAGE HORDE (134)
 DROW 1774                    22  15  0    81       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ONION RINGS 1684             16  26  0    80       FOOD (130)
 THE CRISCO KID 1912           9   5  0    78       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 LADY GODIVA 1782             21  14  0    77       DARQUE AGES (29)
 HOMONCULOUS 1851             12  11  0    75       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 AGORIX 1842                  16  10  2    72       WARMASTERS (15)
 GLABRIO 1800                 14  17  2    68       WARMASTERS (15)
 TOSSED SALAD 1686            11  31  0    67       FOOD (130)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYCANTHROPIC LYNX 52         12   5  1    66       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 SACRED SABLE 335              8   6  0    66       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 THE DRONE 1862               12  10  1    64       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 AL ZHEIMER 1886              10   7  0    62       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 KALAM 1888                   11  10  1    58       BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
 BLUE NOVA 1898                8   8  0    58       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 CABICHON 1914                 8   6  0    58       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 WHITE PROPHET 1946            7   2  1    58       FARSEERS (137)
 STORM GIANT 1819             14  15  0    57       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BAD BORSCHT 1894              8   9  2    57       OTTO'S DINER (96)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUARTON 827                  12  12  0    54       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 REGAL 1904                    8   7  0    54       FARSEERS (137)
 EDNA MILLAY 1834             12  16  0    52       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 GRAVITY VORTEX 1895           5  11  0    52       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 JOURNEYMAN 1967               4   1  0    50       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PICKER 1890                  10  14  1    48       BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
 SENSUAL SHREW 49             11   6  0    47       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 ORTING 1815                  10  17  0    47       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 KAMAL KHAN 1883               9   5  1    47       BOND-AGE (133)
 GAMBLE 1635                  11   9  0    45       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 LONGFANGS 1881                9   9  1    45       SAVAGE HORDE (134)
 SYFTAR TRAFF 1876             7  12  0    45       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-CICADA SONG 1911              5   2  0    44       SUMMERBORN (104)
 CAEDMON 1873                 11   9  0    42       DARQUE AGES (29)
 RAMIRUS 1935                  8   2  0    42       WARMASTERS (15)
 MAY DAY 1947                  4   1  0    41       BOND-AGE (133)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HENRY MILLER 1846             4  21  0    33       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AELA FIREBLADE 975            6   8  0    32       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 ADISSA 1949                   4   3  0    32       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-SUMMER BAY SHOT 1884          5   9  1    30       SUMMERBORN (104)
 CELESTIAL STEEL 1931          5   6  0    30       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 EYE OF THE DEEP 1923          8   5  0    29       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 XIOMBURG 1964                 3   2  0    28       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 TREMERUS 1974                 3   0  0    28       WARMASTERS (15)
 WARG RIDER 1926               7   5  0    26       SAVAGE HORDE (134)
 STARRY VOID 1958              4   2  0    26       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 PHYNN 1971                    3   1  0    24       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TARR 1938                     4   6  2    23       BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
 EREKOSE 1965                  4   1  0    21       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 VLAD TEPES 1979               2   0  1    21       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BAWNDY 1963                   4   2  0    20       FARSEERS (137)
 THE SEAMSTRESS 986            3  11  0    20       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 GRIMSTONES 1937               3   6  0    19       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 NOSY 1952                     4   3  0    15       FARSEERS (137)
 SANTA CLAUS 1966              2   3  0    15       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 HAULIN' OATS 1957             3   3  0    13       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 VERDE 1983                    1   0  1    11       FARSEERS (137)
 HUGO DRAX 1948                1   4  0     7       BOND-AGE (133)
-LAP OF ADAMANT 1934           1   1  0     6       SUMMERBORN (104)
 LITTLE PEA 1970               1   2  0     5       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 TACOMA 1869                   0   3  0     3       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 METELLUS 1981                 0   1  0     2       WARMASTERS (15)
 MR. WINT 1977                 0   1  0     1       BOND-AGE (133)

'-' 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                      VERDE 1983            161  NONE
MR. KIDD 1978           0  1 0 BOND-AGE 133         ARENAMASTER           161  NONE
THE BLACK PRINCE 1841  15 11 0 DARQUE AGES 29       JOSEPH MITCHELL 1746  161   
FERAL FERRET 455        1  7 0 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB 6  BANDIT PRINCE         161  NONE
LEGRAND CLOE 13A 1982   0  1 0 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB 6  STONE GOLEM           161  NONE
WOEFUL WOLVERINE 484    2  2 0 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB 6  VLAD TEPES 1979       160   
VIXEN 1951              3  3 1 FARSEERS 137         TARR 1938             160   
MOONSTRUCK 1929         6  6 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   ARENAMASTER           161  NONE
ANTONIUS 1960           1  1 0 WARMASTERS 15        TARR 1938             157  REVENGED
PISTORIUS 1916          7  4 0 WARMASTERS 15        LYCANTHROPIC LYNX 52  160   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Catalyst -- I will usually blood feud at least once when a death occurs.  I vary
when that challenge will come to avoid becoming predictable.  The warriors get all
bothersome and mopey when I let one slide.  I hope you know there was no malice in
the challenge, which is why I sent Lady Godiva, my most non-lethal warrior. -- Master
Darque

White Prophet -- You certainly have a bright future ahead of you. -- Lady Godiva

Storm Giant -- I know, it was an "expected" challenge, but the choices are very
limited for my ilk. -- The Black Prince

Drow -- Of all the crappy random match ups. -- Lady Godiva

     Is there any other kind?

Blue Nova -- Touche!  Thanks for the learns, too.  I am sure that I enjoy them much
more than you. -- Caedmon

Ghost of Woeful Wolverine and Doc LeGrand's Lab -- Welcome back!  And sorry for the
not-so-warm, violent reception. -- Vlad Tepes

Zadie Smith -- Who says you need adequate stats to swing big pointy things around
with efficiency? -- Julian of Norwich

Vanek -- I feel honored that you felt the need to avoid my stable so much last turn.
I guess my warriors made an impression on you? -- DeGotti

Welcome back to the toughest, most spectacular, non-tourney arena Doc!  Nothing says
"Welcome Back" like a death and a kill! -- DeGotti

Otto -- Congrats on the record!  Nice play on words in your column to boot! --
DeGotti

Back on the winning side of things!  I hope these newer guys have turned the corner!
-- DeGotti

Starry Void -- You may be without stars but your con, will, and attack were ever
present! -- Little Pea

Troll Hand -- As the ever popular Lee Corso says, "Not so fast my friend!" -- Word
Thief

Nosy -- I might be interested in a dance with you again in a few turns.  So many
warriors with lots of con and big shinny armor down here! -- Adissa

Caedmon -- That was sorted out to my satisfaction.  I especially enjoyed the many
crits. -- Blue Nova

Ramirus -- Seriously, who writed this stuff?  "Savagely defeated"?  If I hadn't been
so worn out from banging your sorry carcass all over the sands, I wouldn't have
fallen down.  You went into 'deserate mode' twice!!  "Barely managed to steal another
undeserved victory..."  Yeah, I like that better. -- Celestial Steel

     The understewards who write the text don't watch the fights.

Warg Rider -- It's time to trade up, Spud.  That Warg is just too slow. -- Gravity
Vortex

Little Pea -- You looked so cute scrambling around in the blood-soaked sands!  And
judging from that one massive hit that tagged me... aren't I lucky that the blood was
mostly yours?? -- Starry Void

Feral Ferret -- Not too shabby for an out-of-shape rodent-like creature.  I'm sure
you'll do better once your team starts getting back into shape -- Moonstruck

Doc Legrand -- A new returning manager!  Welcome aboard!  Avoid my team!  Tremble in
fear!  Etc. etc. -- Kid Arcane

Flavor To Go -- Well done, it seemed it could have gone the other way just as easy.
-- Sorry

Catalyst -- Oops, I will standing still waiting for you to teach me some lessons. --
Tarr

Crisco Kid -- Maybe you should stick (pun intended) to something you are good at, if
anything.  I am on a bit of win streak lately and I seriously doubt some cast-off
from a diner is going to beat me.  If I had killed you, I would have received a free
beard trimming at the Clip and Stitch Emporium.  You know the place?  It is beneath
the shadow of that tall spire. -- Sye the Bearded

Gravity Vortex -- How about I measure you up for a burial cloth, would you enjoy
that?  Best part about having Den as a manager is that he has a grudge problem.  By
luckily slipping by me, you are certain to stand in the sand with an Outcast a little
less agreeable than me.  That probably will not go so well for you.  Of course, you
never know what my scissor will cut next. -- The Seamstress

Erekose -- Were you planning on just standing there the entire fight, or were you
going to eventually move at some point?  Kinda reminded me of my first husband, and
you certainly ended up the same way, being beaten to a pulp and looking up at me with
a bloody arm.  If you are looking for me in a crowd, I am the one with the blade on
fire. -- Aela Fireblade

Catalyst -- I would leave him at 7-3-17-9-11-10-13.  I feel that anyone who needs the
extra 14 points does not know how to manage a team.  All my warriors are trained this
way.  Won't you feel better getting a win this way?  Anyone can get wins the other
way.  Be a man. -- Den, manager of the Big Lake Outcasts and High Priest of the
Allied Axis

Shadowspire -- Long have I been silent, and even longer I have been angry.  I have
been absent from these sands for far too long, which is unfortunate.  Much has
changed, I see that Cult of Bacchus is actually winning now, the Mothership has
landed, Otto has earned enough money by selling himself to strangers to open Otto's
Diner.  Congrats, but I certainly won't be stopping and ordering the cream cakes.  I
see Doc LeGrande is making an appearance, not really anything else to say about that.
I probably remember some of you others, but since I don't really care I won't make
any comments on that either.  Just wanted to let you know that I am here for now, and
while I am here I will work tirelessly to kill as many of your pathetic warriors as I
can.  For that is what makes me smile and giggle with glee. -- Den, High Priest of
the Allied Axis

Gremlin Stew -- That's quite a streak you have going there so far! -- Vanek, Manager
of Warmasters

Lycanthropic Lynx -- Well, that was an unfortunate random matchup for Pistorius.
Maybe he was jinxed though due to the name.  Back to the drawing board I guess. --
Vanek

Tarr -- Can you extend your streak to 3 consecutive turns of avoiding the bloodfeud?
I guess only time will tell. -- Vanek

Celestial Steel -- You're welcome to submit a rematch request any time. -- Ramirus

Ironhead -- I guess there is no real mystery where you got your name, huh? -- Agorix

Deke -- Welcome back to Shadowspire.  Glad to have you back. -- Vanek

Henry Miller -- Thank you for supporting my win streak, now at two. -- Regal

The seamstress -- Twelve minutes worth of learning, thanks for the lessons. -- Nosy

Tarr -- Eventually you will have to face our form of revenge.  In whatever form it
may take.  Just start holding your breath and waiting for it to come. -- Farseers

Adissa -- Did not see that being the outcome when I made the challenge.  Maybe it
will work out better next time I try it? -- Bawndy

De Gotti -- Can you fill me in with what each style's popular numers are so I can
experiment with them?  No internet for me. -- The Catalyst

Visionist -- I have not really figured out what rhythms work but have only played for
about a year now.  I do try new things a bit but do not know what my starting base
should be.  Any information would be very welcome. -- The Catalyst

All -- Thank you for continuing to read my questions! -- The Catalyst, mgr Farseers

     If anybody sent in personals which do not appear here, ask yourself, "Did I send
     them in plain text?"  I did my best, but a lot of the stuff in this batch of
     personals (more than half!) was one or another kind of formatting code.
     Sometimes I can find the personals in the chaff, sometimes I can't.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KNUT SUNDERHELM butchered HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MOONSTRUCK was murdered by ARENAMASTER in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
FERAL FERRET was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
MR. KIDD was assassinated by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
LEGRAND CLOE 13A was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
RAMIRUS was viciously subdued by LYCANTHROPIC LYNX in a 2 minute Bloodfeud match.
JULIAN OF NORWICH was overpowered by CAZADOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SORRY vanquished REDDIG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TRUTTS was defeated by WORD THIEF in a popular 1 minute gory expert's Challenge duel.
SYE THE BEARDED savagely defeated GREMLIN STEW in a 4 minute Challenge Title melee.
FLAVOR TO GO was demolished by SUMNER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
TROLL HAND devastated AL ZHEIMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
INGRAT beat THE CRISCO KID in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
IRONHEAD overcame REAVER in a popular 6 minute uneven Challenge fight.
TURDUCKEN devastated DROW in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
RYAK RAZORSAW overpowered LADY GODIVA in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge brawl.
GLABRIO overpowered STORM GIANT in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
AGORIX beat TOSSED SALAD in a popular 2 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
KALAM was handily defeated by SKULLCLEAVER in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
QUARTON was overpowered by ONION RINGS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GRAVITY VORTEX narrowly defeated EDNA MILLAY in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
REGAL handily defeated CAEDMON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
WHITE PROPHET savagely defeated SYFTAR TRAFF in a popular 2 minute Challenge fight.
SENSUAL SHREW savagely defeated ORTING in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
AELA FIREBLADE was defeated by BLUE NOVA in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
STARRY VOID was subdued by GAMBLE in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
TREMERUS luckily beat GRIMSTONES in a action packed 3 minute gory Challenge duel.
TARR was handily defeated by LONGFANGS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
THE SEAMSTRESS was vanquished by ADISSA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
EREKOSE outwaited NOSY in a slow 14 minute Challenge fray.
LITTLE PEA was overpowered by XIOMBURG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
IRWEHN overpowered HOMONCULOUS in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
MARTILN was savagely defeated by ZADIE SMITH in a popular 4 minute expert's contest.
RENTON was subdued by QUINN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
FEOHR was savagely defeated by PURPLE WORM in a 2 minute brutal veteran's fray.
JOSEPH MITCHELL murdered THE BLACK PRINCE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
KAMAL KHAN was vanquished by SACRED SABLE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THE DRONE won victory over JOURNEYMAN in a 1 minute master vs. novice bout.
PICKER viciously subdued CELESTIAL STEEL in a popular 2 minute brutal match.
BAD BORSCHT vanquished EYE OF THE DEEP in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
CABICHON demolished HENRY MILLER in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
MAY DAY overcame FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute amateur's fight.
WARG RIDER beat HUGO DRAX in a 2 minute expert vs. amateur competition.
HAULIN' OATS was luckily beaten by BAWNDY in a popular 4 minute brutal match.
SANTA CLAUS overpowered TACOMA in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
PHYNN viciously subdued METELLUS in a action packed 1 minute brutal amateur's bout.
VLAD TEPES savagely defeated MR. WINT in a exciting 2 minute brutal novice's conflict.
VERDE slew PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         LUNGING ATTACK    50 -  36 -  4      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         STRIKING ATTACK  103 -  80 -  3      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         AIMED BLOW        40 -  34 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  40 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     9         WALL OF STEEL     47 -  46 -  2      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-STRIKE      37 -  43 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         SLASHING ATTACK   35 -  46 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         BASHING ATTACK    41 -  61 -  4      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  33 -  0      30  |

Turn 161 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 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  6         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  9         3  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  6     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  4                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SYE THE BEARDED 801        15  10  0  122 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
PARRY-STRIKE     IRWEHN 1785                20  15  0  112 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
TOTAL PARRY      GREMLIN STEW 1710          33   9  0  108 OTTO'S DINER (96)
AIMED BLOW       WORD THIEF 1849            14   8  0  101 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
LUNGING ATTACK   QUINN 1634                 11   9  1   98 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
PARRY-LUNGE      INGRAT 1805                17  14  0   90 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
WALL OF STEEL    MARTILN 1742               22  16  0   89 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
BASHING ATTACK   TRUTTS 1889                14  11  1   89 BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
SLASHING ATTACK  REDDIG 1838                18   9  0   82 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAEDMON 1873               11   9  0   42 DARQUE AGES (29)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RENTON 1623.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SYE THE BEARDED 801.  The ten other most popular fighters were REAVER 1879, HAULIN' 
OATS 1957, ZADIE SMITH 1701, TOSSED SALAD 1686, LYCANTHROPIC LYNX 52, WHITE PROPHET 
1946, GRIMSTONES 1937, VLAD TEPES 1979, LEGRAND CLOE 13A 1982, and PICKER 1890.

The least popular fighter this week was NOSY 1952.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EREKOSE 1965, MR. WINT 1977, METELLUS 1981, TACOMA 1869, HENRY MILLER 
1846, EYE OF THE DEEP 1923, KAMAL KHAN 1883, THE BLACK PRINCE 1841, HOMONCULOUS 1851, 
and LITTLE PEA 1970.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SUMNER (81-1624) THE WILLBURYS II (127)

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

KNUT SUNDERHELM (81-1569) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)