DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/10/2013    Duedate: 07/23/2013

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-170

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IRONHEAD
DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
(81-1722) [29-21-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IRONHEAD                       GARBAGE TRUCK
DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)          ROGUES DEN (140)
(81-1722) [29-21-0,130]        (81-1994) [3-3-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOSSED SALAD                   GLABRIO
FOOD (130)                     WARMASTERS (15)
(81-1686) [16-35-0,86]         (81-1800) [18-22-2,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE AGES (29)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE AGES (29)            39
2. MONSTER MANUAL (87)         39      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)      36      Unchartered Team
4. 7TH SANCTUM (141)           34
5. THE GOLDEN VOID (142)       31      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)          19  11  2 63.3   1/ 3 DARQUE AGES (29)         11  4 0
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       484 356 19 57.6   2/ 7*ROGUES DEN (140)         10  5 1
 3/ 3 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  78  61  2 56.1   3/ 2 FURRY FURY (25)          10  5 1
 4/ 4 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      254 200  9 55.9   4/ 4 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       9  6 1
 5/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    453 391 14 53.7   5/ 9 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     9  6 0
 6/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         392 341 17 53.5   6/ 1 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 0
 7/20*7TH SANCTUM (141)          8   7  0 53.3   7/10 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        8  7 1
 8/ 7 OTTO'S DINER (96)        284 251 10 53.1   8/14*7TH SANCTUM (141)         8  7 0
 9/ 8 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      434 412 16 51.3   9/ 5 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  7  6 0
10/ 9 WARMASTERS (15)          425 409 31 51.0  10/ 6 OTTO'S DINER (96)         7  8 0
11/11 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     61  61  2 50.0  11/12 WARMASTERS (15)           6  8 0
12-10 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     25  25  5 50.0  12/13 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       6  9 0
13/12 FURRY FURY (25)          270 290 17 48.2  13- 8 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     5  5 1
14-13 THE WILLBURYS II (127)    73  85  3 46.2  14/16 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      5  5 0
15-14 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)     121 144  2 45.7  15/11 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    5 10 0
16/15 LITERATE LOONS (40)      370 442 16 45.6  16/20 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       5 10 0
17/16 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      249 314  8 44.2  17/ 0*ON THE SHOULDERS O (138)  2  3 1
18/17 FOOD (130)                80 106  3 43.0  18/ 0*THE GOLDEN VOID (142)     2  3 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   152 207 10 42.3  19/19 LITERATE LOONS (40)       2  4 0
20/19 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      48  72  1 40.0  20-17 THE WILLBURYS II (127)    1  1 0
21/ 0*THE GOLDEN VOID (142)      2   3  1 40.0  21-15 PHILANTHROPISTS (85)      1  4 0
22/ 0*ON THE SHOULDERS O (138)   9  14  1 39.1  22/18 FOOD (130)                1  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Good evening, Shadowspire.

     This is Stephen B. Smith, reporting on behalf of DSPN.  You may be asking
yourself, "Why would this very talented and charismatic reporter be visiting the
likes of Shadowspire?"  Well, let me cut to the chase, on turn #169, we had a fight
here that just might go down in the annals of Duelmasters or Duel2 lore, which ever
you call it!  "What fight was that?"  Well, none other than the successful defense of
a bloodfeud, by the legendary Furio 5 of Cult of Bacchus versus Agorix of Warmasters!
     This magnificent warrior was out experienced by 29 fe and a staggering 70
recognition points.  That's twenty-nine fe and seventy recognition, people!  The
battle was a spectacle or utter brilliance!  Furio's manager got it right!  He knew
what to expect and nailed the counter strategy to a T!  Furio, even though he was out
experienced, showed his mettle and was able to take down the much more seasoned
Agorix!
     After the fight, Vanek, the manager of Warmasters, was overheard saying that his
current roster, minus a single warrior was a "total disappointment"!  I can't argue
with that!
     On the other hand, DeGotti, Furio's manager, was delighted with the victory, as
well he should be, but disappointed with the overall turn as bad match ups and a
couple of poor performances lead to a 2-3 for the Cult!
     Now, I've been covering the gladiatoral fights for DSPN for the last 6 years or
so, and I can honestly say, this has been the biggest upset I've heard of, ever!  I
have a question for the commission though.  How... How, can you have the audacity to
award that stellar performance with a measly 10 recognition, and drop Agorix by 19?
I don't want to debate where I think Agorix should have dropped, but 10 points for
such a huge experience gap is down right criminal!
     This week could very well be a different story for Furio 5, but let it be known
throughout the lands that, on turn 169, he fought the good fight and overcame his
opponent with style and an uncanny ability that shall forever be remembered!

For DSPN, this has been Stephen B. Smith.  God speed to you all!

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     Lutherius knew this was going to be an unpleasant meeting the moment he received
the summons.  Rumor had reached the ludus far before the gladiators had returned from
the arena after the fights.  The bloodfeud had gone poorly.  No, that was an
understatement.  The bloodfeud had been a disaster and Vanek was furious!  As Doctore
for the Warmaster stable, it was his responsibility to make sure the gladiators were
all well trained and properly prepared for their bouts.  Agorix had seemed supremely
confident and Lutherius had had complete faith in his readiness.  With a massive
bloodfeud down challenge that was not only meant to avenge the stable's fallen
warrior, but to make a statement to the Cult of Bacchus stable, failure was not an
option.  You have to be realistic about these things after all and this failure was
likely to result in somebody's head rolling.  Lutherius swallowed hard and hoped it
wouldn't be his.
     Lutherius' mind raced within his skull for the entire walk to Vanek's office.
What would he say?  What would he do?  He was uncertain, even now as he approached
the door.  As the guard outside the door announced his presence, he sucked in a large
sigh and slowly expelled the air.  "Here goes nothing," he thought to himself.
     As he stepped past the guard, the complete destruction of the office left him
momentarily taken aback.  The desk was overturned with large chunks hacked out of it.
Scrolls and sheets of paper lay scattered throughout the room.  Broken shards of a
crystal wine carafe and glasses lay glittering on the floor near the base of the far
wall like a handful of precious stones in the light.  And in the midst of all the
carnage Vanek sat in his chair with a look completely at odds from the room.  A small
smile at the corner of his mouth gave him the appearance of a young boy who knew a
secret that nobody else knew.  Lutherius didn't know if the small smile on Vanek's
face or the longsword he had laying across his lap unsettled him more.
     "Lutherius, my friend, how are you?  A true pleasure to see you again!  Please,
take a seat," Vanek stated as he gestured to the only other piece of undamaged
furniture left in the room.
     Lutherius' mind screamed for him to run, but he knew there was nowhere to go.
He wouldn't even make it to the front gates before the guards would have captured him
and dragged him back to the office.  With a nervous swallow, he moved slowly to the
chair and sat down.  Vanek sat across from him in what seemed like deafening silence
for many moments as he unconsciously fiddled with the sword in his lap.
     "Did you have a chance to enjoy the games earlier today?" Vanek asked in the
most pleasant voice.  Almost as if he had not a care in the world.
     "Yes, Dominus."  His voice emerged from his throat in more of a croak than he
intended.  He cleared his throat and repeated more firmly "Yes, Dominus."
    "Good.  Then maybe you can shed some light on today's results for me for I find
myself unable to make much sense of them." Vanek said in little more than a whisper.
     Lutherius opened his mouth to speak, but found he was unable to immediately form
a response.  After a moment, he was able to state "The men fared poorly today."
     Vanek chuckled quietly to himself.  "I suppose that's one way of describing it.
I would describe it another way, I suppose.  Complete and utter embarrassment for
example.  Or maybe complete failure.  Either seems appropriate.  What do you think?"
     Vanek's calm demeanor was more nerve racking to Lutherius than if Vanek had
simply yelled in his face as he ranted and raved about the fights.  His calm voice
and small smileseemed more ominous in some way.  "I'd agree," Lutherius stated as he
leaned back in his chair, "this is definitely a low point for the ludus."
     "So it is."  Vanek paused briefly as the composure on his face began to slowly
slip.  His ears and cheeks began to flush into a brilliant red as he stood up and
began to pace the room, voice beginning to tremble ever so slightly as his tone began
in a whisper and continued to rise.  As if on cue with Lutherius' inner thoughts,
Vanek erupted.  "I was forced to sit in shame as all of Shadowspire witnessed that
debacle!  As all the guests in the private box shot glances my way as they whispered
their jokes and comments under their breath thinking I wouldn't notice!!  This is an
outrage and it is the last time I will suffer it!  This will never happen again or
somebody's head will sit upon a spike, so help me!  NEVER AGAIN!" Vanek screamed as
he took another massive chop at the desk with the sword and cleanly lopped a table
leg off.  "Here is how we will proceed," he continued in his calm voice once again.
"Agorix will re-challenge Furio again.  If he fails I will send him to the Dark Arena
and I will have the flesh stripped from your bones as I have you hung from the outer
walls.  One way or the other I will have blood.  It will either be Furio's sprayed
across the sand or whoever fails me again.  Do I make myself clear?"
     "Yes, Dominus, very clear."
     "Good.  I want all the men prepped and ready, not just Agorix.  I may call upon
any one of them in the upcoming turns and I will not be disappointed again.  As
incentive, I want you to notify the men that the one that can remove Furio's head
from his shoulders will be granted the same privileges as if they had attained the
Duelmaster throne.  I want that little bastard dead!"
     "I'll inform the men, sir.  They will be ready and won't fail you again,"
Lutherius said.
     "Good.  Now get the f@$! out of my office and get those worthless slugs prepped
for the next fights!" yelled Vanek as he threw the sword against the wall with a loud
clatter.
     As Lutherius stood and left the office, he sighed an inner sigh of relief.
Truth be told, he hadn't anticipated leaving that office alive when he first stepped
into it.  He had just one final chance to correct the situation or he had no doubts
that his own head would be on a spike.  No pressure, he thought to himself as he
strode towards the barracks to get the men ready.  It's do or die time now.  The only
question was who'd be the unfortunate corpse?

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for SHADOWSPIRE.  Too bad, DRAGONBANE GUILD, 
but DARQUE AGES was just too good to be stopped.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's 
feelings or anything, but PHILANTHROPISTS really goofed with their 0-0-0.  7TH 
SANCTUM like really fought hard to move up to 8th from 14th.  Way to go!  One team 
deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 2 after going 4-1-0.  Keep it up, 
DARQUE AGES!  MVP award for GARBAGE TRUCK?  ROGUES DEN's proud of it after beating 
DESTROYER OF WORLDS and getting 20 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  SYFTAR 
TRAFF's match with HOMONCULOUS cost him a loss of 19 points!  Like DARK ARENA's DARK 
CHAMPION is sweating since he got Dark Arena Challenged by Duelmaster FAILED DOG 
TRICK!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think FAILED DOG TRICK 
should let DARK CHAMPION be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I 
hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want 
photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of FURRY FURY must be getting lonely.  
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't 
know what WARMASTERS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights 
from FURRY FURY, that's fer sher.  Like, is EDNA MILLAY popular, or what?  She was 
challenged the most in all of SHADOWSPIRE!  She's got a 14-23-0, is that good?  I'm 
not so sure GLABRIO knew all the facts when he challenged GREMLIN STEW of OTTO'S 
DINER.  I saw GLABRIO stumbling and dribbling at The Warty Toad last week...  GLABRIO 
lost to GREMLIN STEW, but he got 4 points.  GREMLIN STEW won, and got 3 points.  I 
don't get it.  People were asking me did TREMERUS REALLY challenge HENRY MILLER?  
(all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, 
or anything, but HENRY MILLER wants me to write about it since he won victory over 
TREMERUS.  Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Like, who is this guy???  FAILED DOG TRICK gets sent to the Dark Arena, 
battles DARK CHAMPION, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet FURRY FURY manager is 
surprised!  It was so gross when NIGHTLEAF of ROGUES DEN killed ELVIS PARSLEY.  They 
should start making warriors use safer weapons, or more shields, or something...  
AGORIX really fought hard against FURIO 5.  That'll teach CULT OF BACCHUS not to go 
and kill any of WARMASTERS' guys again, huh!  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you 
guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  SHADOWSPIRE is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRONHEAD 1722                29  21  0   130       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CABICHON 1914                15   8  0   125       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 JULIAN OF NORWICH 1783       23  21  1   124       DARQUE AGES (29)
 THE CRISCO KID 1912          15   8  0   110       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 DROW 1774                    24  22  0   101       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 CAT N TONIC 1870             11  10  2   100       FURRY FURY (25)
 HOMONCULOUS 1851             16  16  0    99       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 HARE BINGER 1790             19  16  1    97       FURRY FURY (25)
 LADY GODIVA 1782             25  19  0    96       DARQUE AGES (29)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597            20  33  2    95       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 STORM GIANT 1819             19  19  0    94       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 CAEDMON 1873                 17  12  0    93       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LYCANTHROPIC LYNX 52         16   9  1    91       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NYDERAWYN 1046               20  22  0    90       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 GLABRIO 1800                 18  22  2    90       WARMASTERS (15)
 ONION RINGS 1684             19  32  0    89       FOOD (130)
 BLUE NOVA 1898               13  11  0    89       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 INGRAT 1805                  19  21  0    88       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOSSED SALAD 1686            16  35  0    86       FOOD (130)
 THE DRONE 1862               15  16  1    85       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 AL ZHEIMER 1886              14  12  0    81       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BAD BORSCHT 1894             13  13  2    81       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 QUARTON 827                  16  17  0    79       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 SYFTAR TRAFF 1876            13  15  0    78       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 AGORIX 1842                  20  15  2    77       WARMASTERS (15)
 XIOMBURG 1964                 9   5  0    77       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
-LIGDISH BANG 983             13  34  0    76       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 SENSUAL SHREW 49             16   9  0    73       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 ROADKILL SURPRISE 1920       10   6  0    70       FURRY FURY (25)
 GRIMSTONES 1937               9   9  0    70       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 GAMBLE 1635                  15  14  0    69       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 EREKOSE 1965                 11   3  0    67       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SACRED SABLE 335             11  11  0    66       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 EDNA MILLAY 1834             14  23  0    65       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-ORTING 1815                  14  21  0    63       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 BEORDIN 1980                  6   3  0    62       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 RAMIRUS 1935                 14   5  0    60       WARMASTERS (15)
 VLAD TEPES 1979               9   2  1    57       DARQUE AGES (29)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HENRY MILLER 1846             8  26  1    55       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HAULIN' OATS 1957             8   7  1    54       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 EYE OF THE DEEP 1923         12  10  0    53       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-SAFFORD 1564                  7   5  0    49       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 PHYNN 1971                    6   7  0    47       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MYNOCK MAELSTROM 2006         4   2  1    46       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 LADY ORIEL 1984               8   1  0    42       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 AELA FIREBLADE 975            9  14  0    41       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 SANTA CLAUS 1966              7   7  1    41       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-GORSHOK 1159                  6   4  3    39       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 ADISSA 1949                   9   7  0    37       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 THE SEAMSTRESS 986            6  17  0    35       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-DIABOLOS 1156                 6   4  0    34       SOME KINDA HATE (102)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FURIO 5 1998                  4   2  1    33       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 MAIMONIDES 1987               4   5  0    32       DARQUE AGES (29)
-JEX 1628                      3   5  0    31       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 TREMERUS 1974                 6   5  0    30       WARMASTERS (15)
 BRINDLE BADGER 2004           5   1  0    29       FURRY FURY (25)
 GARBAGE TRUCK 1994            3   3  0    29       ROGUES DEN (140)
 STARRY VOID 1958              6   8  0    26       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-ROBO 1158                     5   5  2    26       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 CASSIOPEIA 2005               3   2  0    26       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 NIGHTLEAF 2008                4   1  1    25       ROGUES DEN (140)
 MISTRESS MINK 1988            4   3  1    24       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 BERSERKER MU 2025             2   1  0    24       7TH SANCTUM (141)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRAIN EATER 1161              6   3  0    23       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 VRATH 2026                    3   0  0    21       ROGUES DEN (140)
 HOWLER ARIES 2023             2   1  0    18       7TH SANCTUM (141)
 WHIPLASH 1992                 4   2  0    17       ROGUES DEN (140)
 TOLIVER 2027                  3   0  0    17       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MIS STACIA 2040               1   0  0    16       THE GOLDEN VOID (142)
 MYSTIC MEERKAT 2020           3   0  0    15       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 STUMBLE OVER TRUTH 1942       2   3  1    15       ON THE SHOULDERS OF (138)
 THIEF SIX 2024                2   1  0    14       7TH SANCTUM (141)
 DRIZKILL 2012                 1   2  0    14       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLE 1993                     3   3  0    12       ROGUES DEN (140)
 MONOCEROS 2034                2   0  0    12       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 LIQUID LEN 2038               1   0  1    12       THE GOLDEN VOID (142)
 NEGAGHOUL 2022                1   2  0    12       7TH SANCTUM (141)
 DESTROYER OF WORLDS 1940      3   2  0    11       ON THE SHOULDERS OF (138)
 INSCRUTABLE&MAGICAL 1939      3   2  0    11       ON THE SHOULDERS OF (138)
 OSIRUS 2016                   2   2  0    11       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-WIND RAIN 1997                2   3  0     9       PHILANTHROPISTS (85)
 MCGREGOR 2013                 1   3  1     7       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-BOKRUG 1222                   1   4  0     7       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 ULTIMATE LAWS 1941            1   3  0     6       ON THE SHOULDERS OF (138)
 LORD PEMBROKE 2047            1   0  0     6       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PSEUDO DRAGON 2014            0   4  0     4       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 QAHRIE 2017                   0   4  0     4       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 TURNINGS CATHEDRAL 1943       0   4  0     4       ON THE SHOULDERS OF (138)
 CLOUD JUMPER 2031             0   2  0     2       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 VERRES 2033                   0   2  0     2       WARMASTERS (15)
 BARON BROCK 2037              0   1  0     1       THE GOLDEN VOID (142)
 WATCHER 2039                  0   1  0     1       THE GOLDEN VOID (142)
 CAELUM 2041                   0   1  0     1       SEARCH THE SKY (136)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KING MAGMATAP 2021      1  2 0 7TH SANCTUM 141      BANDIT PRINCE         170  NONE
ULRICH 2028             0  3 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    LIQUID LEN 2038       170   
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  REVENGED
ST. HUGH 2007           0  3 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13  GORSHOK 1159          168   
ELVIS PARSLEY 2035      0  1 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      NIGHTLEAF 2008        170   
SARGON 1991             2  1 1 ROGUES DEN 140       MCGREGOR 2013         167  REVENGED
SCALPERE FATI 2002      3  2 1 SEARCH THE SKY 136   SANTA CLAUS 1966      169   
HOUND MASTER 2036       0  1 0 THE GOLDEN VOID 142  STUMBLE OVER TRU 1942 170   
TACOMA 1869             1  7 0 THE WILLBURYS II 127 MISTRESS MINK 1988    166  NOT REVENGED
SEPTIMIUS 2001          2  3 0 WARMASTERS 15        FURIO 5 1998          168  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Otto's Diner bids farewell to our long-time warrior and thorn in the side of
Shadowspire, Gremlin Stew:  15(2)-21(2)-10-7-21(1)-4-11 TP, trem end, good dmg, adex
parry.  36-14-0 record and a record eight straight turns as duelmaster.  Turns out he
was running three out of four favorites for most of his career.  Breathe easy,
Shadowspire, your long nightmare is over!

Al Zheimer -- You, sir, are off my challenge list.  You couldn't even teach me 1
lousy skill?  Maybe, my French isn't as good as I thought it was? -- Grimstones

Sabel -- I was just on the receiving end of a couple QS whacks last turn, myself! --
Grimstones

Whiplash -- Usually, I tend not to do so well vs your style, on a random.  Glad I was
able to complete the job! -- Adissa

Hombre -- I'm now 0-2 vs your newbies!  DeGotti says I will be good, but I'd hope to
actually attack one of these days! -- Drizkill

Santa Claus -- Not very jolly, if you ask me.  A tad aggressive, really. *sigh* We
don't have many options for Bloodfeuding, but of course we'll do our best.  Prepare
yourself. -- Kid Arcane

Bad Borscht -- Not bad for a random matchup.  Thanks for the skills. -- Blue Nova

Gorshok -- Gotta know when to zig and when to zag.  I miscalculated that one. --
Starry Void

Qahrie -- You're just trying too hard.  Did my natural beauty befuddle you?  I get a
lot of that. -- Cassiopeia

Verres -- If you lost your first fight against another noob like me, you're doomed.
(No offense intended.) -- Monoceros

Shadowspire -- Please welcome our latest recruit/replacement:  Caelum.  You'll have
to speak up; he's a little bit deaf. -- Kid Arcane

7th Sanctum -- It's good for morale when there's another team below us in the career
win/loss standings.  Keep up the good work! -- Kid Arcane

Larkin -- The writing golem was overheated, or was that you?  Exactly how does that
relationship work? -- Kid Arcane

     It's complicated.  At least *I* can sweat.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FAILED DOG TRICK butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KING MAGMATAP was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
AGORIX handily defeated FURIO 5 in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
STARRY VOID was vanquished by SANTA CLAUS in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
BLUE NOVA was overpowered by CABICHON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HARE BINGER was unbelievably bested by IRONHEAD in a 7 minute Challenge Title fight.
INGRAT narrowly defeated XIOMBURG in a popular 3 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
CAT N TONIC handily defeated RYAK RAZORSAW in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
GLABRIO was unbelievably bested by GREMLIN STEW in a 9 minute Challenge duel.
HOMONCULOUS overpowered SYFTAR TRAFF in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BAD BORSCHT overcame GAMBLE in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
ROADKILL SURPRISE was demolished by DROW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
STORM GIANT overcame TOSSED SALAD in a exciting 3 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
EYE OF THE DEEP was viciously subdued by SENSUAL SHREW in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
SACRED SABLE vanquished EDNA MILLAY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
TREMERUS was viciously subdued by HENRY MILLER in a 5 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
MISTRESS MINK was devastated by PHYNN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DRIZKILL demolished PSEUDO DRAGON in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge bout.
MCGREGOR was luckily beaten by TOLIVER in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge conflict.
VERRES was beaten by MONOCEROS in a 6 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
LADY GODIVA narrowly defeated ONION RINGS in a action packed 3 minute expert's bout.
JULIAN OF NORWICH devastated LYCANTHROPIC LYNX in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THE CRISCO KID overpowered AL ZHEIMER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CAEDMON beat THE DRONE in a popular 3 minute expert's fight.
RAMIRUS was savagely defeated by QUARTON in a action packed 3 minute brutal match.
GRIMSTONES vanquished AELA FIREBLADE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fray.
HAULIN' OATS was narrowly defeated by BEORDIN in a action packed 3 minute competition.
EREKOSE overpowered THE SEAMSTRESS in a 2 minute uneven fight.
LADY ORIEL overcame MAIMONIDES in a 2 minute fight.
VLAD TEPES overpowered ADISSA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WHIPLASH was outlasted by BRINDLE BADGER in a tiresome 25 minute bout.
DESTROYER OF WORLDS was overpowered by GARBAGE TRUCK in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
MYNOCK MAELSTROM savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute struggle.
MOLE was devastated by CASSIOPEIA in a 1 minute uneven bout.
TURNINGS CATHEDRAL was overpowered by NEGAGHOUL in a 4 minute one-sided match.
STUMBLE OVER TRUTH murdered HOUND MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ULTIMATE LAWS was beaten by MYSTIC MEERKAT in a 2 minute novice's duel.
INSCRUTABLE&MAGICAL unbelievably bested BARON BROCK in a 9 minute amateur's match.
NIGHTLEAF viciously butchered ELVIS PARSLEY in a 1 minute brutal novice's match.
OSIRUS lost to BERSERKER MU in a 2 minute amateur's duel.
QAHRIE was subdued by VRATH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute beginner's conflict.
HOWLER ARIES overpowered CAELUM in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
THIEF SIX viciously subdued WATCHER in a 2 minute brutal amateur's melee.
ULRICH was executed by LIQUID LEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CLOUD JUMPER was defeated by LORD PEMBROKE in a 1 minute novice's duel.
MIS STACIA overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 3 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         STRIKING ATTACK   74 -  54 -  5      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         LUNGING ATTACK    62 -  48 -  3      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     39 -  31 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-STRIKE      36 -  33 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         SLASHING ATTACK   43 -  43 -  5      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     9         TOTAL PARRY       56 -  60 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         BASHING ATTACK    51 -  62 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         AIMED BLOW        31 -  38 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  31 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  27 -  1      36  |

Turn 170 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      IRONHEAD 1722              29  21  0  130 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
STRIKING ATTACK  CABICHON 1914              15   8  0  125 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
LUNGING ATTACK   JULIAN OF NORWICH 1783     23  21  1  124 DARQUE AGES (29)
AIMED BLOW       DROW 1774                  24  22  0  101 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
BASHING ATTACK   CAT N TONIC 1870           11  10  2  100 FURRY FURY (25)
WALL OF STEEL    HARE BINGER 1790           19  16  1   97 FURRY FURY (25)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAEDMON 1873               17  12  0   93 DARQUE AGES (29)
PARRY-STRIKE     AGORIX 1842                20  15  2   77 WARMASTERS (15)
SLASHING ATTACK  XIOMBURG 1964               9   5  0   77 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
PARRY-LUNGE      SENSUAL SHREW 49           16   9  0   73 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 GLABRIO 1800.  The ten other most popular fighters were MYNOCK MAELSTROM 
2006, HENRY MILLER 1846, TOSSED SALAD 1686, QUARTON 827, HAULIN' OATS 1957, XIOMBURG 
1964, SENSUAL SHREW 49, ONION RINGS 1684, THE DRONE 1862, and MCGREGOR 2013.

The least popular fighter this week was WHIPLASH 1992.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BRINDLE BADGER 2004, TURNINGS CATHEDRAL 1943, INSCRUTABLE&MAGICAL 1939, 
NEGAGHOUL 2022, VERRES 2033, IRONHEAD 1722, CAELUM 2041, OSIRUS 2016, ELVIS PARSLEY 
2035, and HOUND MASTER 2036.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

IRONHEAD (81-1722) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
JULIAN OF NORWICH (81-1783) DARQUE AGES (29)
THE CRISCO KID (81-1912) OTTO'S DINER (96)
HOMONCULOUS (81-1851) MONSTER MANUAL (87)

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

GREMLIN STEW (81-1710) OTTO'S DINER (96)
FAILED DOG TRICK (81-1798) FURRY FURY (25)

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, census forms will be provided for warriors by request only, effective 
immediately.  Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by 
simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  
For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission. 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 17-19, 2014.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $145.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI--please make your reservation by 
December 15 before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and 
people have been unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the 
tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!