DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/20/2013    Duedate: 04/02/2013

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-162

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SYE THE BEARDED
BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
(81-801) [16-10-0,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SYE THE BEARDED                POSITION IS EMPTY
BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)         
(81-801) [16-10-0,142]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RENTON                         SYE THE BEARDED
THE WILLBURYS II (127)         BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
(81-1623) [19-18-1,103]        (81-801) [16-10-0,142]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OTTO'S DINER (96)           48
2. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         32      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. DARQUE AGES (29)            29      Unchartered Team
4. THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)    25
5. MONSTER MANUAL (87)         24      REIGN (109)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       465 335 18 58.1   1/ 4 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128) 11  4 0
 2/ 3 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  59  44  2 57.3   2/ 3 FARSEERS (137)            9  6 1
 3/ 2 BOND-AGE (133)            97  73  5 57.1   3/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 1
 4/ 4 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      232 184  8 55.8   4/ 9 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 1
 5/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    431 374 13 53.5   5/ 2 SAVAGE HORDE (134)        8  7 0
 6/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)         369 324 17 53.2   6/11 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        8  7 0
 7/ 8 OTTO'S DINER (96)        263 232  8 53.1   7/ 6 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    8  7 0
 8/ 9 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      414 392 16 51.4   8/ 7 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       8  7 0
 9/10 WARMASTERS (15)          407 388 31 51.2   9/14 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       7  7 0
10-11 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     40  44  1 47.6  10/10 BRIDGE BURNERS (135)      7  8 1
11/12 BRIDGE BURNERS (135)      60  67  6 47.2  11/13 OTTO'S DINER (96)         7  8 0
12/14 THE WILLBURYS II (127)    68  77  3 46.9  12/ 1 WARMASTERS (15)           7  8 0
13/13 SAVAGE HORDE (134)        65  74  3 46.8  13/ 8 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      7  8 0
14/ 0 FURRY FURY (25)          245 281 15 46.6  14/18 THE WILLBURYS II (127)    6  6 0
15/15 LITERATE LOONS (40)      362 425 16 46.0  15/12 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       6  9 0
16/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)     110 130  2 45.8  16-15 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     5  5 1
17/16 FARSEERS (137)            35  43  3 44.9  17/16 LITERATE LOONS (40)       5  7 2
18/17 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      233 290  8 44.6  18/17 FOOD (130)                4  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 FOOD (130)                73  97  3 42.9  19/ 0 FURRY FURY (25)           2  2 0
20/19 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   135 184  9 42.3  20/19 BOND-AGE (133)            2  8 0
21/20 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      33  52  0 38.8  21/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Even though it was early afternoon, the tables were mostly filled in Otto's
Diner.  Conversely, most of the stools at the bar were empty, as the bar faced the
long mirrored wall at the far end of the room.  Given the variety of clientele
serviced by the diner, giving the room one's back, even with a mirror view, was
generally deemed imprudent.
     The bustling and buzz of the diner paused briefly when a slim youth in a tan
leather doublet and breeches entered.  The youth's glowing eyes swept the room
unhurriedly.  The patrons and staff alike stared openly as the youth closed the door
and began to walk towards one of the small booths in the center aisle of the diner.
Then, in a moment, the spell was quickly broken and the muted conversations and
hurried hubbub resumed.
     Despite his tall, thick-soled boots the youth glided soundlessly across the
stone tiles.  He slid easily into a seat opposite a burly, broad-faced man wearing a
long, dark byrnie and a scowl.  An oval plate half-filled with pancakes, bacon, and
scrambled eggs lay on the table between them.
     "Took ya long enough to get here, Kid!" he growled through a mouthful of eggs.
     The Arcane Kid waved a slender hand carelessly in the air.
     "I had a few other matters that required my attention."
     His glowing eyes swept the area immediately around their booth.  Other patrons
within his field of vision became markedly more interested in their food, much of
which was unidentifiable.
     "An engaging location for a lunch date, Havoc."  The Kid offered a thin, brittle
smile.  "I have to assume you have a reason for not making a reservation at The
Acropolis?"  The Kid ran a slim finger along the surface of the table, sketching an
enigmatic symbol in the light layer of grime.  "You realize that I won't eat anything
from this establishment, of course."
     "Don't get yer panties in a knot," sneered Havoc.  "Ya know their wine list is
pretty good, even by yer standards.  As far as the food goes..." Havoc shot a quick
glance at a passing waitress as she carried a large, heavily laden tray past their
table.  The smell of burnt meat and curry wafted in her wake.  Arcane sniffed
disdainfully.
     Havoc shrugged his thick shoulders.  "Whatta ya care? Ya never eat here anyways.
Just leave yer usual tip."
     "You brought me down here to throw my money around?  Or to buy you a meal?"
Arcane's eyes narrowed.  "Seriously, Havoc --- do you eat here often?"
     Havoc shrugged again.  "I guess it's alright, as long as you stick to the
breakfast menu."
     "I'll skip that pleasure, thank you."
     "Hey Kid, I didn't ask you down here to pass judgment on this place."
     "No, they have health inspectors for that, don't they?"
      Havoc muttered a searing curse under his breath. "For once stop being such a
pain in the ass!" he whispered hoarsely.  "I need ya to scope out this place and give
me a feel for what's goin' on."
     "What's going on?"  Arcane leaned back against the tall, scarred wood behind him
and made a soft sigh.  "What are you talking about?"
     Havoc started to reply, and then suddenly decided to resume stuffing his mouth
with pancakes as a waitress approached.
     She had a tired yet purposeful stride. Her hair was a thick blonde deeply
streaked with silver.  She kept it out of her face by wrapping it with an old wire
twist tie, leaving a ragged ponytail to dangle behind. Her outfit might once have
been good leather armor.  There were traces of enamel that was mostly worn or
scratched away.  She had cut away the sleeves and most of the rest of the armor in
order to expose her abdomen and some cleavage. The name "Bobbi" was stenciled over
her right breast. Various tattoos, some blurred from scarring, undulated across her
bony frame as she approached their table.
     "What'll it be, Kid?" asked the waitress with a worn smile that didn't quite
make it past a sneer.
     "Coffee," Arcane grimaced in reply.  "A double mocha latte, if you please. Light
on the foam."
     The waitress threw her head back with a contemptuous snort.  "Hey now. We got
coffee straight from Xochithlan.  That's some of the best in Alastari.  Roasted and
ground in the back." She leaned forward and offered a cruel smile.  "We AIN'T got no
'double moke' or anything like it!"
     Arcane's eyes blazed up into the waitress's unflinching face.  "FINE.  If that's
all you have, I suppose that will have to do."  The Kid redirected his eyes toward
Havoc, whose attention was focused on moving his eggs around on his plate.  "Judging
strictly from the odor, I imagine it comes with fresh cream from a cow they keep in
the back as well."
     Havoc looked up and smiled at the waitress. "It IS pretty good coffee, Kid."  He
winked at the waitress.
     The waitress shot him an appreciative look. "Damn right it is!  You want a
refill, honey?" she asked with a gap-toothed smile.
     "Thanks Bobbi," Havoc nodded.  The waitress turned her back to the Kid and
ambled away in a loose-jointed fashion that caused her ponytail to twitch animatedly
from side to side.
     "I detest arrogant servants," murmured Arcane.  "I can't help wondering how Otto
manages to stay in business with a staff as rude as this."
     "Yeah, she loves you too," chuckled Havoc.  "But let's get back to business."
     Arcane sighed deeply and sat up straight.  "You're right, of course.  What AM I
doing here?"
     Havoc mopped up the remaining egg from his plate with a thick slice of buttered
toast and crammed it into his mouth.
     "I'm watching you kill yourself with bad food, that's what I'm doing," muttered
Arcane to himself.  Havoc chewed industriously while fumbling with something below
the table.  He pulled a folded slip of paper and handed it to the Kid, who unfolded
it and read the message.  The Kid smiled and allowed a light chuckle to escape as he
tossed the paper onto the table. The paper read:

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

     "This little rant is what you called me down here for?" asked the Kid with a
touch of exasperation.  "You can find this sort of drivel in any arena yellow-page
betting sheet.  The Squid charges a small fee for their publication.  'Advertising',
he calls it."
     Havoc pushed his plate to the side and leaned forward, looking Arcane straight
in his luminescent eyes.  One meaty fist tapped the table hard enough to make the
plate jump.
     "This 'little rant' has the whole joint gossipin' full time.  Some seem to know
who this High Priest is, and some don't seem to have a clue.  Some are takin' him
seriously.  Others are playin' it close to the vest; they ain't sayin' much of
anything.  Either way, he's makin' quite a few of the managers nervous."
     "Ha!" The Arcane Kid clapped his hands together.  Most of the nearby
conversations died down.  "Some homicidal lunatic gets it into his head that he's
going to turn Shadowspire upside down, and everyone thinks that's news?"  The Kid
shook his head and chuckled.  Most of the diner grew quiet.
     "Havoc, you may take it from me.  No giggling goofus is going to make much of a
dent in Shadowspire's ranks!  There are too many veteran managers with too many
capable fighters in their stables."
     "So yer not worried about this?" Havoc frowned skeptically.
     "Should I be?" retorted The Kid.  "Don't you think we have other matters to
worry about?"
     "Like what?" snorted Havoc.  "This guy's makin' a lotta noise about killin'---"
     "So what?" interrupted Arcane.  "We run a gladiator team, Havoc, not a glee
club.  We've got one fighter heading off to the Dark Arena this turn, and two others
waiting on deck.  And it's only a matter of time before Starry buys the farm.  God
only knows what THAT replacement will look like."
     The Kid rose smoothly to his feet.  "Do you think I'm going to lose sleep over
some maniacal moron's delusions?!  Pull-eeze!!" The Kid swept around and glided
quickly towards the door.  A scarred patron, obviously a gladiator, held the door
open for him.  Arcane tossed a small coin at the man as he passed through the door.
The man caught the coin neatly in the air and closed the door behind the Kid.
     Havoc was speechless and frowning.  It slowly dawned on him that the diner was
as quiet as a church.  Just then, Bobbi ambled up and placed a tray on the table.
Two large mugs of steaming hot coffee and a small pitcher of cream were on the tray.
     "Well, looks like you could use some company!  Lucky for you I'm on my break
right now."  With that, she slid into the booth opposite Havoc as the conversations
and noise level in the diner returned to normal.  Bobbi placed one of the mugs in
front of Havoc.
     "You want some sugar with that, honey?" she asked.
Strategy Meeting

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Shadowspire, I am sure you are resting easy now that integrity has finally been
restored to our beloved arena, for I, Sye the Bearded, sit upon the coveted throne.
Note, Gremlin Stew, that I did not find your weekly ramblings interesting, not in the
least.  Thus, I begged Den for a shot at the title, he thought long and hard as he
does with everything, tapping an index finger against the very lips that spew vile
hatred upon you filthy miscreants.  For a single second I saw a gleam in his eye, and
then it was gone, and he said I could fight you, but the priority is busting your
shields.  After that was accomplished and only after that was accomplished I could
take the win.  Know this, Stewey, you irked the Outcasts by strutting around in your
thick shell spouting off about breaking weapons.  Such an easy accomplishment, so
easy.  I delivered to you what you believed was your very own impressive feat.  Tell
me, Stewey, what went through that simple mind of yours when I shredded both of your
shields?  I am still smiling so big that the top of my head may simply fall right
off.  Also, I closed down that den of inequity you called the DM Spa, and your
"special friend" Georg is still running around looking for you.  The poor lovesick
soul has lost his way, I hope you do find him and heal his wounds.
     This next turn my challenges go to warriors of offensive styles, we shall see
who can strike first.  My first choice is a young warrior who fights with the same
discipline as myself, and my second choice is a more experienced leper that likes to
smash stuff.  Mayhap he will smash me, mayhap not.  I believe my skills to be
adequate to hold the throne until I am called upon to protect the Lady Greywand,
especially with the right challenges.
     Know this, Shadowspire, I have the utmost confidence that I will be here again
next turn, and I have so much more to day.

Sye the Bearded

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
SHADOWSPIRE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, WARMASTERS, since 
THE MOTHERSHIP 011 took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Oh, this 
is too good to be true!  WARMASTERS has fallen to 12th place after going 2-3-0 this 
turn.  Who's bragging now?  DARQUE AGES turned their 4-1-0 turn into a 4th place rank 
in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Now 
let's all watch THE WILLBURYS II's heads swell from their 3-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha 
ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
KALAM win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, LONGFANGS beat CABICHON 
and CABICHON lost 17 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like SHADOWSPIRE has 
some guts at least, SYE THE BEARDED the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged 
warrior.  GREMLIN STEW challenged SHADOWSPIRE's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  
And if variety is the spice of life, SHADOWSPIRE may be getting bland, as SYE THE 
BEARDED stays top dog in the city.  The Warty Toad, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From SHADOWSPIRE's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  MONSTER MANUAL was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like DRAGONBANE GUILD avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Now 
here's guts and stupidity all rolled into one, GLABRIO challenged up 32 to take on 
PURPLE WORM of MONSTER MANUAL.  Not that I'm surprised or anything, but GLABRIO was 
beat by PURPLE WORM, leaving the latter lower for recognition points.  I guess I can 
give a little credit to AELA FIREBLADE of BIG LAKE OUTCASTS for challenging up by 20 
to EDNA MILLAY.  AELA FIREBLADE lost to get 27 points of recognition.  And we have 
WHITE PROPHET in a challenge, going down 13 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I 
thought WHITE PROPHET showed great skill and promise when it bested GAMBLE.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for SHADOWSPIRE's 
morgue.  More variety.  And what a stunning loss we have here, boys and girls, TALL 
FALL of PHILANTHROPISTS has added the final loss to his 4-5-0.  Tee hee!  Honor is 
like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will 
doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the SHADOWSPIRE arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYE THE BEARDED 801          16  10  0   142       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRWEHN 1785                  21  15  0   118       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SORRY 1891                   15  11  0   118       BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
 ZADIE SMITH 1701             21  23  0   114       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 TURDUCKEN 1784               18  18  1   114       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 GREMLIN STEW 1710            33  10  0   109       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 QUINN 1634                   12   9  1   105       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 CAZADOR 1578                 26  26  0   104       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 RENTON 1623                  19  18  1   103       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 PURPLE WORM 1775             18  20  1   103       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 JULIAN OF NORWICH 1783       18  18  1   101       DARQUE AGES (29)
 REDDIG 1838                  19   9  0   100       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 FLAVOR TO GO 1633            14   7  0    99       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 FEOHR 1737                   20  21  1    97       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 WORD THIEF 1849              14   9  0    96       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 TROLL HAND 1825              16  12  1    94       SAVAGE HORDE (134)
 FAILED DOG TRICK 1798        13  13  0    93       FURRY FURY (25)
 HOMONCULOUS 1851             13  11  0    93       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 JOSEPH MITCHELL 1746         17  23  2    91       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYDERAWYN 1046               17  20  0    90       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 HARE BINGER 1790             15  13  1    90       FURRY FURY (25)
 IRONHEAD 1722                23  19  0    88       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 INGRAT 1805                  17  15  0    88       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 MARTILN 1742                 22  17  0    87       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 THE CRISCO KID 1912          10   5  0    86       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 DROW 1774                    22  16  0    82       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597            17  28  2    81       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 KALAM 1888                   12  10  1    80       BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
 LADY GODIVA 1782             21  15  0    78       DARQUE AGES (29)
 TRUTTS 1889                  14  12  1    77       BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
 AGORIX 1842                  16  11  2    76       WARMASTERS (15)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONION RINGS 1684             16  27  0    75       FOOD (130)
 TOSSED SALAD 1686            12  31  0    73       FOOD (130)
 REAVER 1879                  10  10  0    72       SAVAGE HORDE (134)
 SKULLCLEAVER 1877            11   9  0    69       SAVAGE HORDE (134)
 AL ZHEIMER 1886              11   7  0    69       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLABRIO 1800                 14  18  2    66       WARMASTERS (15)
-LYCANTHROPIC LYNX 52         12   5  1    66       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 LIGDISH BANG 983             12  30  0    66       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
-SACRED SABLE 335              8   6  0    66       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 BAD BORSCHT 1894              9   9  2    65       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 QUARTON 827                  13  12  0    63       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 LONGFANGS 1881               10   9  1    63       SAVAGE HORDE (134)
 WHITE PROPHET 1946            8   2  1    62       FARSEERS (137)
 THE DRONE 1862               12  11  1    60       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BLUE NOVA 1898                9   8  0    60       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 REGAL 1904                    9   7  0    60       FARSEERS (137)
 STORM GIANT 1819             14  16  0    58       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 EDNA MILLAY 1834             13  16  0    57       LITERATE LOONS (40)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAMAL KHAN 1883              10   5  1    54       BOND-AGE (133)
 SYFTAR TRAFF 1876             8  12  0    52       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ORTING 1815                  11  17  0    50       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
-SENSUAL SHREW 49             11   6  0    47       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 JOURNEYMAN 1967               4   2  0    47       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PICKER 1890                  10  15  1    46       BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
 RAMIRUS 1935                  9   2  0    46       WARMASTERS (15)
 CAEDMON 1873                 12   9  0    45       DARQUE AGES (29)
 GAMBLE 1635                  11  10  0    45       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 HENRY MILLER 1846             5  21  1    44       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 GRAVITY VORTEX 1895           5  12  0    43       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 CABICHON 1914                 8   7  0    41       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SAFFORD 1564                  4   3  0    40       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 CAT N TONIC 1870              6   8  1    39       FURRY FURY (25)
 ADISSA 1949                   5   3  0    39       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 MAY DAY 1947                  4   2  0    38       BOND-AGE (133)
 XIOMBURG 1964                 4   2  0    36       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAULIN' OATS 1957             4   3  0    31       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 EYE OF THE DEEP 1923          8   6  0    30       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ROADKILL SURPRISE 1920        5   4  0    30       FURRY FURY (25)
 WARG RIDER 1926               8   5  0    29       SAVAGE HORDE (134)
 SANTA CLAUS 1966              3   3  0    29       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 AELA FIREBLADE 975            6   9  0    27       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 PHYNN 1971                    3   2  0    26       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CELESTIAL STEEL 1931          5   7  0    25       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 THE SEAMSTRESS 986            4  11  0    25       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 EREKOSE 1965                  5   1  0    24       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 TREMERUS 1974                 3   1  0    24       WARMASTERS (15)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VLAD TEPES 1979               3   0  1    23       DARQUE AGES (29)
 TARR 1938                     4   7  2    21       BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
 BAWNDY 1963                   4   3  0    18       FARSEERS (137)
 NOSY 1952                     4   4  0    16       FARSEERS (137)
 GRIMSTONES 1937               3   7  0    16       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 METELLUS 1981                 1   1  0    16       WARMASTERS (15)
 STARRY VOID 1958              4   3  0    15       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 MAIMONIDES 1987               1   0  0    11       DARQUE AGES (29)
 VERDE 1983                    1   1  1    10       FARSEERS (137)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUGO DRAX 1948                1   5  0     8       BOND-AGE (133)
 BEORDIN 1980                  1   0  0     7       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 LITTLE PEA 1970               1   3  0     6       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 LADY ORIEL 1984               1   0  0     6       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 JEX 1628                      1   2  0     5       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 TACOMA 1869                   0   4  0     4       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 MR. WINT 1977                 0   2  0     2       BOND-AGE (133)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BAD 1985                0  1 0 BOND-AGE 133         SHEWISH GIANT         162  NONE
THE BLACK PRINCE 1841  15 11 0 DARQUE AGES 29       JOSEPH MITCHELL 1746  161   
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   
TALL FALL 1534          4  6 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 85   HENRY MILLER 1846     162   
MALUS PUGNATOR 1986     0  1 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   STONE GOLEM           162  NONE
PISTORIUS 1916          7  4 0 WARMASTERS 15        LYCANTHROPIC LYNX 52  160   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hugo -- You hit hard for a bantam.  I wish I learned skills like you. -- Warg Rider
the slow learner

Tarr -- You should be commended for your brave challenge.  It was a close start. --
Longfangs

Kalam -- Much gratitude for the six skill lesson, my friend.  I hope that elbow gets
better. -- Skullcleaver

Ironhead -- I would rather fight a wall than have to tire myself against your iron
defenses again.  Thanks for the skill lessons nonetheless. -- Reaver

Al Zheimer -- It seems I have finally caught up to your quick start.  You were still
tough to beat, though. -- Trollhand

Here Ye!  Here Ye!  This turn, #162 of Shadowspire, marks the 1 year anniversary of
the return of the Cult of Bacchus!  On this special occasion DeGotti will once again
be hosting a super-huge-blow out party!  Everyone is welcome to come on down and
enjoy the merry making.  Yes, even you, Vanek!  Since their return, the Cult has
managed a very respectable 72-48-2 record for a 60% win percentage and had tied the
record for consecutive turns on the DM throne!  So please, come on down, have some
drinks and food and maybe, just maybe, good luck will be bestowed upon you by the
great God Bacchus!

Hombre -- Welcome back to Shadowspire!  Even though you dropped me down a spot on the
career rankings! -- DeGotti

Den -- Ummm yeah, we need you to check your records there.  Pretty sure we haven't
been under 50% in this arena, ever!  If killing worthless warriors, as you put it,
makes you smile and giggle with glee, you mustn't smile and laugh too much!  But
enough of that.  Glad to see you back in action and throwing sticks and stones around
the arena! -- DeGotti

Trutts -- I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!  Silly strikers think they
can out jump me! -- Word Thief

The Seamstress -- Thanks for all the skills! -- Adissa

Reaver -- When you get a little older you are gunna be tough to beat. -- Martiln

Gremlin Stew -- I knew your luck couldn't hold out forever. -- Feohr

Congrats to Sye the Bearded on taking down "The Lucky Stew". -- Most of Clan
Longbeard

Cazador -- Hope the nurses were good to ya. -- Irwehn

Sumner -- Damn, I have caught the losing bug. -- Reddig

Tacoma -- Patience will get you killed. -- Phynn

Zadie Smith -- Same results as last time, well fought. -- Martiln

Purple Worm -- You c
awhile now. -- Irwehn

     It came through this way, and I don't feel like guessing what hal ate.

Sorry -- Tanks fer nuttin. -- Reddig

Picker -- Wow.  Quite a difference in experience, wasn't it?  Obviously, you need
that edge. -- Celestial Steel

Edna Millay -- We both took away useful skills...and a few scars. -- Gravity Vortex

Aela Fireblade -- You actually challenged up for that whipping?  That's a huge risk
for just a few skills. -- Blue Nova

Gamle -- Almost.  Almost.  And yes, that loss was worth the skills. -- Starry Void

All -- Moonstruck:  17-19--13-9-9-9, Waste, can sustain tremendous damage, can carry
remendous weight, does great damage.  Looks promising, right?  But actually, only one
or two hits would send her into desperation.  Her attacks rarely landed.  Endurance
was normal, which meant that she was waited out a few times.  After ten fights, no
experts at all.  None.  Nada.  Zilch.  Raising stats was rather unlikely, so.. I
didn't think she had the will for a TP, but maybe next time I'd make this a PS???
Thoughts? -- Kid Arcane

     Missing a number there....

All -- New guy being sent into the Dark Arena: 11-8-11-6-9-19-6.  Threw it out on the
forums and had many thoughtful ideas.  Thanks to all who responded.  I finally went
with:  17-8-11-7-15-19-7, basher, hoping for tremendous damage and possibly a bonus
to decise (with a starting expert) plus a lot of points if it wins its Dark Arena
bout.  Stricly short-term.  Hope the replacement give me the same numbers, but
arranged more to my liking... (dream on!) -- Kid Arcane

Larkin/Jorja/Judith -- Sorry to hear about your fall and wrenched knee.  Hope you
feel better and are back on both feet soon.  As usual, grat jon on the commentary! --
Kid Arcane

Catalyst -- Use lots of war flails, lots of them. -- Den

Spymaster -- Any chance you have an updated manager/team listing so I know whose
chops I am busting?  -- Den

BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    Den               LA PENTARCHIE (11)        Le Pentarque
BOND-AGE (133)            Hombre            LITERATE LOONS (40)       Sherman
BRIDGE BURNERS (135)      WJ                MONSTER MANUAL (87)       Deep Thought
CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       Visionist         OTTO'S DINER (96)         Otto X
CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       DeGotti           SAVAGE HORDE (134)        Hawk
DARQUE AGES (29)          Master Darque     SEARCH THE SKY (136)      Kid Arcane
DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     Doc LeGrand?      SUMMERBORN (104)          Jugger
DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     Nomad             THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  Floyd
FARSEERS (137)            The Catalyst      THE WILLBURYS II (127)    Rascally Rabbit
FOOD (130)                Berylstar         WARMASTERS (15)           Vanek

     I believe this to be accurate, but if not, let me know.

Lady Godiva -- You madam are no lady.  After I dissected your plate what I was able
to see would belong to no lady! -- Ryak Razarsaw

Onion Rings -- Seriously?  I never even heard them say to "fight," I was still
dancing on my toes throwing kisses to my fans and you walk up and cheap shot me?  You
are so very pathetic, I will stick a spear in your chest for that bull$#!+. --
Quarton

Shadowspire -- I have been back for just a few turns and already own the throne, have
been most avoided, and get diplo notes asking for alliances.  The simple folk will
always look up to people such as myself, the cream of the crop, the shiny button, the
golden coin, the whisper in the breeze.  There is a reason that the boogey man looks
under his bed to make sure I am not there, I am not a very nice person.  I live on
the dark side of malignity and find contentment in your misery.  My simple goal is to
spill as much of your blood as possible, my only regret is that I have but 5 warriors
to make this happen.  I only wish I could hurt more of you each turn.  I will work
with what I have though, and still destroy your very hope and without it you will
have nothing. -- Den

Sye the Bearded -- Congrats on knocking that pesky Gremlin off of the throne! --
Vanek, Manager of Warmasters

Tarr -- Congrats on avoiding me for 3 consecutive turns!  Since Antonius died on my
challenge, I didn't intend to bloodfeud for 4 straight turns, but getting more than
one matchup would have been nice.  I may look you up one more time in the future to
make up for it. -- Vanek

Tossed Salad -- I'm sorry, but I simply can't help myself.  I keep telling myself
that I won't keep challenging you, but every turn after I say that, you magically
appear right above me in the standings.  Stay below me so I can avoid the temptation.
-- Agorix

Lycanthropic Lynx -- I know that last challenge was a stretch, but I thought Ramerius
could pull it off.  Guess I was wrong.  (sigh) -- Vanek

Bond-Age -- Well, well, well... look who has returned.  That wasn't a very long leave
of absence.  Well, you know the saying, the more the merrier. -- Vanek

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BAD was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MALUS PUGNATOR was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
WORD THIEF slimly lost to ZADIE SMITH in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge match.
GREMLIN STEW was viciously subdued by SYE THE BEARDED in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
SORRY demolished JOSEPH MITCHELL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
REDDIG viciously subdued IRONHEAD in a exciting 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
JULIAN OF NORWICH handily defeated RYAK RAZORSAW in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MARTILN was viciously subdued by QUINN in a 2 minute gruesome expert's Challenge duel.
GLABRIO was overpowered by PURPLE WORM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
INGRAT was defeated by FLAVOR TO GO in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
WHITE PROPHET beat GAMBLE in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
BAD BORSCHT savagely defeated STORM GIANT in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
QUARTON demolished GRAVITY VORTEX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
PICKER was beaten by BLUE NOVA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge conflict.
JOURNEYMAN was defeated by REGAL in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
MAY DAY was defeated by SYFTAR TRAFF in a 3 minute Challenge struggle.
TREMERUS lost to XIOMBURG in a exciting 1 minute bloody Challenge fray.
AELA FIREBLADE was devastated by EDNA MILLAY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
EYE OF THE DEEP was savagely defeated by ADISSA in a 2 minute brutal Challenge match.
SANTA CLAUS overpowered TARR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
HAULIN' OATS handily defeated STARRY VOID in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
HUGO DRAX was beaten by WARG RIDER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
GRIMSTONES lost to THE SEAMSTRESS in a 2 minute Challenge match.
METELLUS savagely defeated NOSY in a 7 minute gruesome Challenge fray.
IRWEHN handily defeated VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HARE BINGER was demolished by TURDUCKEN in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
CAZADOR was savagely defeated by RENTON in a popular 3 minute brutal veteran's duel.
SUMNER viciously subdued AGORIX in a action packed 2 minute gory expert's bout.
TROLL HAND viciously subdued LADY GODIVA in a action packed 2 minute master's bout.
ONION RINGS was overpowered by FEOHR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TOSSED SALAD overcame THE DRONE in a exciting 1 minute veteran's fight.
NYDERAWYN savagely defeated TRUTTS in a exciting 1 minute gory veteran's fight.
HOMONCULOUS handily defeated REAVER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SKULLCLEAVER was vanquished by FAILED DOG TRICK in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DROW was subdued by KALAM in a exciting 1 minute master's match.
THE CRISCO KID handily defeated LIGDISH BANG in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CABICHON was demolished by LONGFANGS in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
AL ZHEIMER vanquished SAFFORD in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ORTING won victory over PHYNN in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
CAEDMON subdued ROADKILL SURPRISE in a action packed 3 minute competition.
KAMAL KHAN overpowered CELESTIAL STEEL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RAMIRUS unbelievably bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 4 minute duel.
TALL FALL was murdered by HENRY MILLER in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
CAT N TONIC viciously subdued BAWNDY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal fight.
EREKOSE overcame VERDE in a 2 minute melee.
TACOMA was overcome by VLAD TEPES in a 2 minute novice's match.
LITTLE PEA was savagely defeated by MAIMONIDES in a 2 minute novice's battle.
JEX was narrowly defeated by BEORDIN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's fray.
MR. WINT was viciously subdued by LADY ORIEL in a unpopular 8 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 17         LUNGING ATTACK    55 -  37 -  4      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         STRIKING ATTACK  103 -  75 -  3      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         AIMED BLOW        38 -  36 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         WALL OF STEEL     45 -  45 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         TOTAL PARRY       44 -  47 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-STRIKE      39 -  44 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     8         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  44 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         BASHING ATTACK    45 -  61 -  4      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  33 -  0      31  |

Turn 162 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    6 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     7 -  8         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  5         3  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  7     AIMED BLOW         2 -  5         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  4     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  8         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SYE THE BEARDED 801        16  10  0  142 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
PARRY-STRIKE     IRWEHN 1785                21  15  0  118 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
TOTAL PARRY      GREMLIN STEW 1710          33  10  0  109 OTTO'S DINER (96)
LUNGING ATTACK   QUINN 1634                 12   9  1  105 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
SLASHING ATTACK  REDDIG 1838                19   9  0  100 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
AIMED BLOW       WORD THIEF 1849            14   9  0   96 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
WALL OF STEEL    HARE BINGER 1790           15  13  1   90 FURRY FURY (25)
PARRY-LUNGE      INGRAT 1805                17  15  0   88 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
BASHING ATTACK   TRUTTS 1889                14  12  1   77 BRIDGE BURNERS (135)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAEDMON 1873               12   9  0   45 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 BAD BORSCHT 1894, 
RENTON 1623, REDDIG 1838, ROADKILL SURPRISE 1920, TROLL HAND 1825, CAT N TONIC 1870, 
MAIMONIDES 1987, JEX 1628, WORD THIEF 1849, and QUINN 1634.

The least popular fighter this week was MR. WINT 1977.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NOSY 1952, LADY ORIEL 1984, LITTLE PEA 1970, TACOMA 1869, VERDE 1983, 
BAWNDY 1963, TALL FALL 1534, RAMIRUS 1935, CELESTIAL STEEL 1931, and SAFFORD 1564.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CAZADOR (81-1578) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
FLAVOR TO GO (81-1633) THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)

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

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

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Effective immediately, any 
teams placed in DM 85 and not transferred out to another arena, will be automatically 
deleted a month after the tournament.  If you have questions about any of your teams, 
please contact Customer Service. -- RSI