DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/29/2013    Duedate: 06/11/2013

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-167

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE CRISCO KID
OTTO'S DINER (96)
(81-1912) [13-7-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GREMLIN STEW                   DIABOLOS
OTTO'S DINER (96)              SOME KINDA HATE (102)
(81-1710) [35-13-0,120]        (81-1156) [6-2-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOSSED SALAD                   CABICHON
FOOD (130)                     LA PENTARCHIE (11)
(81-1686) [15-33-0,97]         (81-1914) [12-8-0,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OTTO'S DINER (96)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OTTO'S DINER (96)           74
2. DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)       47      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)    42      Unchartered Team
4. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         38
5. BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)      37      ROGUES DEN (140)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ROGUES DEN (140)           9   6  1 60.0   1/ 9 OTTO'S DINER (96)        11  4 2
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       476 349 18 57.7   2/ 1 FURRY FURY (25)          11  4 1
 3/ 3 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  71  55  2 56.3   3/ 3 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)    10  5 1
 4/ 5 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      245 194  8 55.8   4/ 5 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       8  6 0
 5/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    444 385 14 53.6   5/13 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 0
 6/ 8 OTTO'S DINER (96)        277 243 10 53.3   6/ 4 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       8  7 0
 7/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)         381 337 17 53.1   7/12 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     7  7 1
 8/ 9 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      428 403 16 51.5   8/17 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    7  8 1
 9/10 WARMASTERS (15)          419 401 31 51.1   9/ 8*ROGUES DEN (140)          6  4 1
10/ 0*SOME KINDA HATE (102)     20  20  4 50.0  10/11 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  6  7 0
11/11 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     52  55  2 48.6  11/ 7 WARMASTERS (15)           6  9 0
12/12 FURRY FURY (25)          260 285 16 47.7  12/ 2 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       6  9 0
13/13 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)     120 140  2 46.2  13/ 6 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      5 10 1
14/14 THE WILLBURYS II (127)    72  84  3 46.2  14/10 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        5 10 0
15/15 LITERATE LOONS (40)      368 438 16 45.7  15/15 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      4  6 0
16/17 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      244 304  8 44.5  16/16 LITERATE LOONS (40)       4  7 0
17/18 FOOD (130)                79 101  3 43.9  17/ 0*SOME KINDA HATE (102)     3  2 0
18/19 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   147 197 10 42.7  18/14 FOOD (130)                3  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      43  67  1 39.1  19/19 THE WILLBURYS II (127)    2  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                Resource Management

     The setting sun cast a greenish tint across a cloudy skyline strewn with the
exotic steeples, rooftops, and towers of Shadowspire.  The sand in the training pit
was dark from a daylong, intermittent drizzle.  A handful of gladiators, coated with
sweat and blood, staggered out of the pit and threw themselves onto the bleacher
seats.
     "Hurry with that water!" croaked one, a female.
     A stick of a boy of medium height and somewhat-elvish features dashed out from
under the bleachers.  He wore old leather armor, much-mended and stained.  His eyes
were dark and flitted in all directions; he seemed to see everything and yet looked
at nothing directly for long.  He wore a perpetual frown of concentration as he
quickly went to each fighter in turn, handing out deep wooden cups from an ivory
platter that was carved with curious glyphs.  As soon as the cups were handed out the
boy tucked the platter under his arm and sprinted back under the bleachers.  He
emerged with a grunt, struggling with a fat cask in his thin arms.
     He stopped suddenly, startled, as a strong calloused hand grasped his shoulder.
"It's okay, Denny."  A stocky man wearing a black, well-oiled byrnie nodded down at
him. "Put that down there," he waved to a bleacher bench.  "We don't wanna spoil
'em," he whispered to the boy with a reassuring wink.
     The man scowled across the pit at the fighters as they slurped their drinks and
panted into their cups.  "Pathetic!" he sneered.
     The boy wrestled the cask onto the bench.  He wiped the damp hair from his eyes
and waited.  A small sliver coin spun a glittery arc through the air.  The boy caught
it easily, a glimmer of smile slipping past his grim features.
     "Get lost," muttered the man.  "See ya tomorrow."  The boy gave a brief nod, his
eyes huge and serious, before turning and trotting obediently away from the training
yard. The fighters exchanged weary, apprehensive glances amongst themselves.
     "Hmmph!" The man shook his head and turned to face the gladiators. "That kid's
got potential," he said to no one in particular.  "He knows how to follow orders, and
he always--"
     A shrill banshee screech interrupted him.  A narrow oval of shimmering light
tore the air; a slender youth in glittering plate armor stepped out.  He glided
across the ground like a shadow; the curved plates of his armor caught the fading
light perfectly, causing some of the men to squint.  The youth wore an amused
expression.  His bright glowing eyes appraised the area carefully as the screech and
the oval faded away.
     "Well, well, well..." The youth stalked gracefully around the edge of the sand
pit, one slender manicured hand on the jeweled pommel of his rapier.  "Gave these
children a hard time today, didn't you?"
     "Relax, Kid.  They'll live."
     The youth sniffed and cocked his head.  "You realize, Havoc, that there are
other ways of training besides forcing our fighters to do calisthenics until they're
ready to puke."
     The burly man threw his head back and blew a heavy sigh into the air. "Ya have
no idea how much I hate yer stinkin' guts right now," he muttered.
     "Oh, I probably have some sort of a rough idea," laughed the Arcane Kid,
clapping his hands.  Havoc scowled into his face and then turned toward the tired
gladiators.
     "Go on!" Havoc bellowed.  "Hit the showers, ya bums!"  The weary warriors
struggled to their feet uncertainly.  "Beat it!"  Havoc scooped up a small stone and
threw it side-armed.  It ricocheted of Petra's head and struck Cassiopeia between her
shoulder blades.  She cursed steadily as she shambled toward the barracks.
     Havoc nodded to himself as he watched the fighters pick up their pace.  When the
last one crossed the threshold and slammed the door shut he turned towards Arcane,
who met his black look with a thoughtful smile.
     "We need to talk," said the Kid.
     Havoc grunted and waved toward the smallest building in the compound.  He walked
towards it without bothering to look behind.  When he reached the porch Havoc pushed
the door open and stepped aside.  He was not surprised to find the Kid was right
behind him, silent as a ghost despite his armor.  He nodded at Havoc and stepped into
the room.
     Arcane settled himself in a mammoth-sized leather-covered armchair and waited
patiently.  It took Havoc a few minutes to light the four kerosene lamps that hung
from their hooks in each corner of the room.  There were darkening pockets of shadow
as the sun, behind a thin screen of clouds, steadily dropped behind the horizon.
However, with the lamplight it was easy to see everything in the room clearly.
     Instead of sitting down in another chair across from the Kid, Havoc went to the
wall behind his desk.  He pulled out a long crank handle that had been secreted into
the wall itself, and began to wind it clockwise.  The ratcheting of gears and the
sound of a spring tightening was soon eclipsed by the whoosh of air that began to
swirl around the pair as a large ceiling fan began to spin.  After a minute of
turning the crank Havoc stopped and pushed the handle back into its niche in the
wall.  He flung himself into his chair with a brief, lopsided grin.
     "Mostly yer full of crap," he muttered, "but I gotta hand it to ya.  This fan is
great!"  The Kid made an abbreviated mock bow from his seat.
     "I'm flattered," he said dryly.  "But we really DO have something serious to
discuss."
     Havoc leaned back and grunted.  The drops of sweat in his grizzled flattop
evaporated under the breeze from the ceiling fan.  Havoc locked his black eyes with
the Kid's eerily glowing orbs.  He clenched his hands rhythmically on the sturdy
armrests.
     "It's about Petra, ain't it?"
     The Kid nodded.  "You know it is."
     "Damn!"  Havoc frowned up into the blades of the ceiling fan as they began to
slow down.  "I was kinda hopin'... well, ya know what I was hopin'."
     "Yes," nodded Arcane.  "Me too.  But it's only going to get harder from here on
out.  And frankly, he's just so, so... stupid."  The Kid chuckled mirthlessly.  "I
mean, he's... STUPID."
     "Yeah, he really is," sighed Havoc.  He began to snicker quietly to himself as
he stared up into the ceiling fan.  Arcane began to chuckle in response.  Before long
the pair was laughing so hard they could barely breath.  "Ya know, I hadda get a
bucket of seawater ready every time he fought," gasped Havoc.  "He got so wound up
he'd forget how to open up his armor," chortled Havoc, "and then he'd end up peeing
in it!"
     "Oh no!" giggled the Kid.
     "Oh yeah!" guffawed Havoc.  "I figured, hey!  He's gonna go home wet either way,
I'd rather he smelled like fish than a baby diaper!" The two doubled over in
laughter for a while longer.  The fan slowed and stopped; the thick, humid air
blanketed the room again and smothered their good spirits.  Havoc sniffed, wiped his
eyes with the back of his hands, and rose to wind the fan's spring.
     Once the fan was spinning fiercely again Havoc dropped back into his chair with
a sigh.  "Kid, ya gotta figure out a way to keep that thing goin' all day."
     "What about that young man I've seen around?"
     Havoc shot a narrow look at the Kid.  "He's just helpin' out for some quick
coin, that's all."  Arcane smiled and shrugged nonchalantly.
     Havoc breathed a deep sigh and looked up into the fan's whirling blades.  "I
suppose there ain't enough saved up outta his winnings for..."
     "A bribe?!"  Arcane grinned.  "One win, three losses - you can do the math."
     Havoc sighed again and closed his eyes.  "Yeah," he whispered.  "I can do the
math."  When the fan slowed enough to allow the air in the room to become sticky
again, Havoc opened his eyes.  The Kid was gone.
     Havoc stared at the empty chair for a few moments; his eyes glittered darkly in
the lamplight.  Finally he rose and wound the fan again, and then he paced smoothly
back and forth between his desk and the wall while the fan slowly began to lose
speed.
     Havoc paused after a few minutes and looked out the window.  Outside it had
grown quite dark; the new moon was well hidden by cloud cover.  The glass in the
window had become a dark mirror; Havoc caught sight of his reflection as he turned
back towards his desk.  He saw a wide-bodied man in a knee-length byrnie of small,
finely tempered links.  He saw a broad, brooding face under a bristle-top, no-
nonsense haircut.  The face was tanned evenly except for a few small white scars, old
ones, on either side.  The large nose had been broken at least once, but repaired.
The eyebrows were wide and thick; the face was clean-shaven but pulled into a
perpetual frown of disdain.  The dark eyes looked back at him, serious and searching.
Havoc gazed into the glass for a few minutes, and then slammed a fist into his palm.
     He went to the fireplace and slapped a certain rock at the side of the hearth.
A small, hidden door beneath the mantle dropped open.  Havoc reached up and pulled
out a small silk sack that clinked reassuringly in his hand.  He closed the hidden
door with one hand as he tucked the sack within his byrnie with the other.  He looked
toward the window again.
     "Who asked ya?!" He snarled at his reflection and made a rude gesture at the
angry face before putting out the lamps, one by one.  "I'm the one that's gotta
sleep, alright?"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in SHADOWSPIRE a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can 
make the difference, as FURRY FURY is pushed out of top team by OTTO'S DINER, who 
came from 9th with a 5-0-1 this turn.  BIG LAKE OUTCASTS stable has parlayed this 
turn's 4-1-1 into a 9 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 8th place.  
Good work, guys!  The DRAGONBANE GUILD guild has had a 4-1-1 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, TURDUCKEN fought ZADIE SMITH and gained 29 points and contributed to OTTO'S 
DINER's 5-0-1.  VLAD TEPES has lost to EREKOSE, falling 22 points, while helping make 
DARQUE AGES a 3-2-0 turn.  THE CRISCO KID challenged for the Duelmastership this 
turn, attempting to dethrone MONSTER MANUAL's warrior.  And not without some honor, 
THE CRISCO KID now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of SHADOWSPIRE.  Tell 
me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Warty Toad 
uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  CULT OF BACCHUS has cause to stand tall, as they were 
SHADOWSPIRE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
guess who avoided CULT OF BACCHUS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was THE 
MOTHERSHIP 011.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was OTTO'S 
DINER's warrior GREMLIN STEW.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, HARE BINGER from FURRY FURY challenged up 23 points 
to fight GREMLIN STEW from the OTTO'S DINER stable.  HARE BINGER perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he was subdued by GREMLIN STEW and ended up with 98 recognition 
points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  I guess it was coming sooner or later, LITERATE LOONS has lost ZADIE 
SMITH, and SHADOWSPIRE is bound to miss her.  For a little while, at least.  Whatever 
bright future SARGON may have had, it's all history now.  The manager of ROGUES DEN 
has lost a promising 2-0-1 warrior.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he 
has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in SHADOWSPIRE again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE CRISCO KID 1912          13   7  0   114       OTTO'S DINER (96)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREMLIN STEW 1710            35  13  0   120       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 FAILED DOG TRICK 1798        16  14  0   109       FURRY FURY (25)
 IRONHEAD 1722                26  21  0   105       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYCANTHROPIC LYNX 52         15   7  1   101       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 QUINN 1634                   14  12  1   100       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597            19  31  2    99       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 HARE BINGER 1790             17  15  1    98       FURRY FURY (25)
 CAT N TONIC 1870             10   8  2    98       FURRY FURY (25)
 TOSSED SALAD 1686            15  33  0    97       FOOD (130)
 CABICHON 1914                12   8  0    95       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 HOMONCULOUS 1851             15  14  0    92       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 JULIAN OF NORWICH 1783       20  21  1    91       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROW 1774                    23  20  0    89       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 CAEDMON 1873                 15  11  0    89       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BLUE NOVA 1898               12  10  0    88       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 LADY GODIVA 1782             23  18  0    87       DARQUE AGES (29)
 NYDERAWYN 1046               20  21  0    87       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 ONION RINGS 1684             19  29  0    86       FOOD (130)
 GLABRIO 1800                 17  20  2    79       WARMASTERS (15)
 GAMBLE 1635                  14  12  0    79       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 THE DRONE 1862               14  14  1    78       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 AL ZHEIMER 1886              13  10  0    77       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 AGORIX 1842                  18  14  2    73       WARMASTERS (15)
 INGRAT 1805                  18  19  0    73       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 LIGDISH BANG 983             13  33  0    72       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 STORM GIANT 1819             17  18  0    71       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SYFTAR TRAFF 1876            11  14  0    71       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUARTON 827                  15  15  0    66       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 ORTING 1815                  13  20  0    66       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 SACRED SABLE 335             10   9  0    65       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 BAD BORSCHT 1894             11  12  2    64       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 EDNA MILLAY 1834             14  20  0    63       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 GRIMSTONES 1937               7   8  0    58       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENSUAL SHREW 49             14   8  0    56       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 ROADKILL SURPRISE 1920        8   5  0    56       FURRY FURY (25)
 EREKOSE 1965                  8   3  0    56       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 XIOMBURG 1964                 7   4  0    55       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 RAMIRUS 1935                 12   4  0    52       WARMASTERS (15)
 HAULIN' OATS 1957             7   5  1    48       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 AELA FIREBLADE 975            9  11  0    44       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 HENRY MILLER 1846             6  25  1    44       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SAFFORD 1564                  6   5  0    42       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 EYE OF THE DEEP 1923         11   8  0    41       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ADISSA 1949                   7   6  0    36       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 DIABOLOS 1156                 6   2  0    35       SOME KINDA HATE (102)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VLAD TEPES 1979               7   1  1    33       DARQUE AGES (29)
 THE SEAMSTRESS 986            6  14  0    33       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 JEX 1628                      3   4  0    33       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 STARRY VOID 1958              6   6  0    28       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 BEORDIN 1980                  4   2  0    28       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 MCGREGOR 2013                 1   0  1    27       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SANTA CLAUS 1966              5   6  0    26       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 LADY ORIEL 1984               5   1  0    26       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PHYNN 1971                    4   6  0    25       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 GORSHOK 1159                  4   4  2    24       SOME KINDA HATE (102)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREMERUS 1974                 5   4  0    23       WARMASTERS (15)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRINDLE BADGER 2004           3   0  0    23       FURRY FURY (25)
 BRAIN EATER 1161              5   2  0    22       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 WHIPLASH 1992                 3   0  0    22       ROGUES DEN (140)
 MOLE 1993                     2   1  0    18       ROGUES DEN (140)
 MYNOCK MAELSTROM 2006         1   2  1    17       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 ROBO 1158                     3   5  2    16       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 FURIO 5 1998                  2   1  0    16       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SCALPERE FATI 2002            3   1  1    15       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 MISTRESS MINK 1988            2   2  1    14       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 SEPTIMIUS 2001                2   2  0    14       WARMASTERS (15)
 OSIRUS 2016                   1   0  0    14       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MAIMONIDES 1987               2   4  0    10       DARQUE AGES (29)
 WIND RAIN 1997                2   2  0     8       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 NIGHTLEAF 2008                1   1  0     7       ROGUES DEN (140)
 CASSIOPEIA 2005               1   2  0     5       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 GARBAGE TRUCK 1994            1   2  0     5       ROGUES DEN (140)
 BOKRUG 1222                   1   2  0     5       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 PSEUDO DRAGON 2014            0   1  0     4       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ST. HUGH 2007                 0   2  0     2       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 QAHRIE 2017                   0   1  0     1       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NO BEARD 1 2015         0  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    SPYMASTER             167  NONE
NO BEARD 2 2018         0  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    BANDIT PRINCE         167  NONE
WORRIED WILDEBEE 1989   2  2 0 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB 6  MYNOCK MAELSTROM 2006 167   
JOURNEYMAN 1967         6  4 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13  CAT N TONIC 1870      166   
GREEN DRAGON 2009       0  1 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    SARGON 1991           166   
SARGON 1991             2  1 1 ROGUES DEN 140       MCGREGOR 2013         167   
STOLIDI PETRA 1995      1  4 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   SPYMASTER             167  NONE
BLAH 2011               0  1 0 THE MOTHERSHIP 0 128 BLACK ORC             167  NONE
TACOMA 1869             1  7 0 THE WILLBURYS II 127 MISTRESS MINK 1988    166   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     I was going to do you guys a spy report, I had already STARTED (barely) to do
     you guys a spy report.  And the power started flickering.  I can't do a spy
     report under those circumstances, sorry.  Maybe next time it won't be a stormy
     week? -- Larkin

To Ginnie "I LOVE BACON" -- You sound absolutely scrumptious, miss, tall, dark and
lovely!  How about we meet at Jimmy's Cafeteria & Muffler shop over near the arena,
say at sunset?  If things go well maybe we can continue the evening in a more private
spot.  You haven't lived 'til you've experienced my warm bacon-grease massage.  It's
an experience not to be missed.  I'll be wearing my "Shiitake Happens" apron.  Until
then... -- Hot Dish

Turducken:  15(1)-7-8-21(1)-17(1)-9-11(1) BA, good/good, Master ini/att/dec, Expert
rip/par.  War Flail.  Of course we never tried the war flail on him.  Maybe he would
have had a better record if we had, but I doubt it.  Anyway he's off to a well-earned
retirement on the Isle now and we're one step closer to completing the round robin
for Shadowspire.  Six down, 4 to go. -- Otto X for Otto's Diner

Homonculous, Vlad Tepes, Worried Wildebeest -- Don't you all know, once you go
desperate or get knocked down, vs my guys, you stay down or give up?  Please, read
and follow the script next time.  Thanks -- DeGotti

Vlad Tepes -- I really thought I was going to be the first blemish on your record! --
Grimstones

Erekose -- Nice learns, and a surprise rating for your style!  Wish you would have
taught me more! -- Adissa

Brindle Badger -- Thanks for dragging me down into your personal, slow, boring hell!
-- Beordin

Drow -- You now have top AB all to yourself! -- Word Thief

Hello, Shadowspire!  Let me introduce myself.  I am Stillgard, manager of Rogues Den.
I hope to be here for awhile.

Monster Manual -- Sorry for the loss of Green Dragon. -- Stillgard

Drow -- I don't often get my challenges through, but when it happens it's usually
sweet!  When the skills are there, it's icing on the cake!  Thank you! -- Blue Nova
(currently on a diet--can you tell?)

Sensual Shrew -- Given our disparity in experience, I though I did pretty well just
to walk away from that fight!  But I warn you--it won't be so easy next time! --
Starry Void

Whiplash -- That WAS pure luck!  I passed out just as you were opening your mouth to
cry and beg for mercy--no need to deny it!  (By the way, Persistent Beggar gave
better skills than you.) -- Cassiopeia

Nightleaf -- Maybe you shouldn't stay out so late?  You DID seem awfully tired out
there. -- Stolidi Petra

All -- Well, I killed THAT Mordant Deserter.  Is he resurrected, or do they simply
get another?  (Whichever is cheaper, I'm sure.)  It was over too quickly...  I'm
starting to scare myself a little. -- Scalpere Fati

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STOLIDI PETRA was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NO BEARD 1 was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BLAH was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NO BEARD 2 was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
TURDUCKEN viciously butchered ZADIE SMITH in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
THE CRISCO KID devastated HOMONCULOUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
HARE BINGER slimly lost to GREMLIN STEW in a 9 minute veteran's Challenge competition.
FAILED DOG TRICK vanquished BLUE NOVA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
AGORIX was overpowered by TOSSED SALAD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
STORM GIANT was overpowered by QUINN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LIGDISH BANG was beaten by LADY GODIVA in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
CAT N TONIC demolished DROW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
RYAK RAZORSAW devastated GLABRIO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
GAMBLE devastated RAMIRUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
THE DRONE handily defeated XIOMBURG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ROADKILL SURPRISE was defeated by SYFTAR TRAFF in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
SENSUAL SHREW lost to ORTING in a crowd pleasing 5 minute veteran's Challenge fray.
GRIMSTONES devastated EYE OF THE DEEP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
THE SEAMSTRESS was demolished by EDNA MILLAY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BAD BORSCHT overpowered HENRY MILLER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
JEX devastated SCALPERE FATI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
MYNOCK MAELSTROM savagely slew WORRIED WILDEBEEST in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
FURIO 5 handily defeated GARBAGE TRUCK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
WIND RAIN was devastated by PHYNN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BRINDLE BADGER defeated SEPTIMIUS in a exciting 5 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
CABICHON was luckily beaten by IRONHEAD in a popular 9 minute duel.
AL ZHEIMER was defeated by CAEDMON in a 2 minute expert's match.
ONION RINGS was overpowered by LYCANTHROPIC LYNX in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
NYDERAWYN handily defeated INGRAT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
JULIAN OF NORWICH vanquished SACRED SABLE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
QUARTON overpowered SAFFORD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ADISSA was defeated by HAULIN' OATS in a exciting 1 minute match.
VLAD TEPES was overpowered by EREKOSE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
AELA FIREBLADE beat STARRY VOID in a 3 minute bout.
MOLE was overcome by BEORDIN in a 2 minute match.
DIABOLOS devastated MAIMONIDES in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TREMERUS outwaited BOKRUG in a tiresome 15 minute battle.
ROBO slimly lost to LADY ORIEL in a 2 minute gruesome bout.
SANTA CLAUS overpowered CASSIOPEIA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GORSHOK handily defeated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.
BRAIN EATER overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven bout.
WHIPLASH outlasted PSEUDO DRAGON in a crowd pleasing 7 minute novice's competition.
SARGON was slaughtered by MCGREGOR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MISTRESS MINK subdued QAHRIE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute beginner's duel.
ST. HUGH was narrowly defeated by NIGHTLEAF in a 2 minute beginner's conflict.
OSIRUS handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         STRIKING ATTACK   84 -  58 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         LUNGING ATTACK    60 -  48 -  4      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         WALL OF STEEL     39 -  34 -  2      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         SLASHING ATTACK   41 -  42 -  3      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         AIMED BLOW        34 -  35 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-STRIKE      36 -  38 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         TOTAL PARRY       51 -  56 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK    49 -  62 -  3      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  28 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  21 -  1      34  |

Turn 167 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-RIPOSTE      5 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  7         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  8         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  7         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  5         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  THE CRISCO KID 1912        13   7  0  114 OTTO'S DINER (96)
TOTAL PARRY      GREMLIN STEW 1710          35  13  0  120 OTTO'S DINER (96)
LUNGING ATTACK   LYCANTHROPIC LYNX 52       15   7  1  101 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
WALL OF STEEL    HARE BINGER 1790           17  15  1   98 FURRY FURY (25)
BASHING ATTACK   CAT N TONIC 1870           10   8  2   98 FURRY FURY (25)
SLASHING ATTACK  HOMONCULOUS 1851           15  14  0   92 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
AIMED BLOW       DROW 1774                  23  20  0   89 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAEDMON 1873               15  11  0   89 DARQUE AGES (29)
PARRY-STRIKE     AGORIX 1842                18  14  2   73 WARMASTERS (15)
PARRY-LUNGE      SENSUAL SHREW 49           14   8  0   56 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TOSSED SALAD 1686.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CABICHON 1914.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARE BINGER 1790, 
PSEUDO DRAGON 2014, SENSUAL SHREW 49, SEPTIMIUS 2001, QAHRIE 2017, LIGDISH BANG 983, 
THE CRISCO KID 1912, QUINN 1634, IRONHEAD 1722, and AL ZHEIMER 1886.

The least popular fighter this week was TREMERUS 1974.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOKRUG 1222, SARGON 1991, WHIPLASH 1992, CASSIOPEIA 2005, MAIMONIDES 
1987, SAFFORD 1564, SACRED SABLE 335, INGRAT 1805, GARBAGE TRUCK 1994, and WORRIED 
WILDEBEEST 1989.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

QUINN (81-1634) THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)

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

TURDUCKEN (81-1784) OTTO'S DINER (96)