DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/24/2013    Duedate: 08/06/2013

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-171

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLUE NOVA
SEARCH THE SKY (136)
(81-1898) [14-11-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLUE NOVA                      GARBAGE TRUCK
SEARCH THE SKY (136)           ROGUES DEN (140)
(81-1898) [14-11-0,110]        (81-1994) [4-3-0,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOSSED SALAD                   BERSERKER MU
FOOD (130)                     7TH SANCTUM (141)
(81-1686) [17-35-0,107]        (81-2025) [2-2-0,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OF WOLF AND MAN (57)        44
2. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         40      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. THE GOLDEN VOID (142)       39      Unchartered Team
4. BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)      30
5. SEARCH THE SKY (136)        30      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)          21  14  2 60.0   1/ 5 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)    11  4 0
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       487 358 19 57.6   2/ 7 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       10  5 1
 3/ 4 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      256 203  9 55.8   3/ 1 DARQUE AGES (29)         10  5 0
 4/ 3 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  78  65  2 54.5   4/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 0
 5/ 0*MERCENARY INC (94)        19  16  1 54.3   5/16 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       9  6 0
 6/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    456 393 14 53.7   6/ 3 FURRY FURY (25)           8  7 1
 7/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         395 343 17 53.5   7/ 2*ROGUES DEN (140)          7  8 1
 8/ 8 OTTO'S DINER (96)        287 253 10 53.1   8/12 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       7  8 1
 9/ 0 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     338 320 13 51.4   9/ 4 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       7  8 0
10/ 9 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      436 415 17 51.2  10/10 OTTO'S DINER (96)         7  8 0
11/11 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     65  62  2 51.2  11/14 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      7  8 0
12/12 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     28  27  5 50.9  12/ 8*7TH SANCTUM (141)         7  8 0
13/10 WARMASTERS (15)          426 413 31 50.8  13/18*THE GOLDEN VOID (142)     5  5 1
14/21*THE GOLDEN VOID (142)      5   5  1 50.0  14/13 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     5  5 0
15/13 FURRY FURY (25)          272 293 17 48.1  15/15 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    5 10 0
16-14 THE WILLBURYS II (127)    73  85  3 46.2  16/ 0 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      4  1 0
17/16 LITERATE LOONS (40)      372 442 16 45.7  17/ 0*MERCENARY INC (94)        4  1 0
18/17 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      253 315  8 44.5  18/19 LITERATE LOONS (40)       4  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 FOOD (130)                81 107  3 43.1  19/17*ON THE SHOULDERS O (138)  4  6 1
20/19 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   154 210 10 42.3  20/ 9 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  3 10 0
21/20 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      50  75  1 40.0  21/11 WARMASTERS (15)           3 11 0
22/ 7*7TH SANCTUM (141)          8  12  0 40.0  22/22 FOOD (130)                2  4 0
23/22*ON THE SHOULDERS O (138)  11  17  1 39.3  23-20 THE WILLBURYS II (127)    1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                               Freelancing (part II)

     Two schmoes stepped across the threshold.  They paused just inside and scanned
the room.  Both exuded an "I don't really give a damn" attitude.  They were
definitely part of the gladiator game, and it wasn't hard to figure out which one was
manager material and which was the hired muscle.  The hum of general conversation
dipped a bit as the pair was recognized.
     The slender guy walked in front; his eyes glowed weirdly in the dim light.  He
wore a crooked smirk across his narrow face that implied a joke at someone else's
expense.  His dark hair was cut short but styled neatly; the bangs touched his
eyebrows and were cut straight across.  He was wearing a purple, short sleeve tunic
that dropped past his knees.  The way it draped on him told me it was probably made
of silk.  It had gold embroidery along its edges and was belted with a strip of well-
polished leather.  He wore no rings or bracelets.  Apparently the heat had no effect
on him.
     Behind him hulked a brawny, suspicious type wearing a black, knee-length
hauberk, a flattop, a frown, and a thin coat of sweat.  The hauberk appeared to be a
tougher version of the standard issue chainmail.  There were at least two layers of
small interlinking rings, which in this case were darkened to a rich, non-reflective
black, probably by oiling and then heating them in a furnace to temper the metal.
I'd bet it offers superior protection from slashes, bashes, and weaker thrusts, but
at a hefty price in terms of weight.  And in this heat? No wonder he didn't look
happy.
     The slim guy saw me and flashed a wider, more sincere smile.  The heavy saw me
too, but his expression was strange.  He seemed uncomfortable and irritated, but as
his eyes danced over and around me I got the impression that I was only part of the
problem.
     The pair moved smoothly through the aisles and slipped into the bench across
from me.  I tensed a bit when the metal links of the hauberk scraped lightly across
the bench.  I made sure to keep both my hands on my iced tea.
     "Hello, Kid," I said to the cheerful one.  "Havoc," I nodded to the sweaty guy,
who ignored me while he continued reconnoitering.  Most of the patrons ignored him in
return, though a few fighter-types glared right back.  I believe Gremlin Stew was one
of them, but I knew there was nothing to get excited about.  Stewie was all talk; he
rarely raised a weapon, even in the arena.  In fact, he rarely wore one.  I took
another gulp of iced tea and savored its cold bite as it scraped down my throat.
     The diner's buzz resumed, albeit at a lower volume than earlier.  Nomad had
stopped pounding on the table; there was just a steady hum of mumbled comments coming
from his group.  La Pentarchie and the curvy brunette got up and discretely moved to
another booth one row over, against the wall, and another row back.  They managed to
keep at least one eye on each other while they did that.  The Kid tapped the table to
get my attention.
     "We received your message just an hour ago," beamed the Arcane Kid.  "You said
you have the merchandise?"
     "No," I shook my head but threw in a smile so soften it.  "I said I believed I
had located it."
     "Well, that's much the same thing, isn't it?" The Kid chirped.  I shrugged and
opened my mouth to reply, but was saved the trouble.
     "HEY there, Stranger!"  Bobbi practically skipped down the aisle with a small
tray held just above her right shoulder.  She laid the tray on the table.  On it sat
a blue porcelain plate with a couple of chips taken out of its edge.   Two slices of
thick toast, buried under at least a couple of scrambled eggs, lay steaming in the
center.  A small white porcelain bowl, filled to overflowing with lightly browned
cubes of potato, sat next to it.  A tin fork and spoon, wrapped in a paper napkin,
completed the setup.  I started to salivate; I didn't realize I was that hungry, but
then remembered...  in my hurry to get out of my apartment I had opted to skip
breakfast this morning.
     "I haven't seen you here in a few weeks, you rascal!" Bobbi slapped Havoc's
muscular shoulder so hard I thought she would hurt her hand.  She made a giddy little
giggle, so I guess she was okay.  Instead, it was Havoc who winced and gave a small,
thin smile, as if HE was actually in pain.  I gave a wide-eyed, 'what the hell?' look
to the Kid.  He rolled his eyes and shook his head slightly.
     "You said you'd take me to the next arena games!" Bobbi cackled.  "You said I
could sit in the dugout with the team!"
     "Did he?" asked Arcane politely.  He had turned slightly and was staring at
Havoc, who fixed his eyes on my breakfast.  I noticed that most of the miscellaneous
conversations in the diner had come to a stop.
     Bobbi nodded animatedly without taking her eyes off of Havoc.  "You bet he did,
Kid."  She draped her arm around Havoc's thick neck.  "What happened, Hon?  Your
whole team was a no show!"  Havoc seemed uncomfortable.  This time I didn't think it
was the heat or the armor.
     "Oh, uh, that's uh, private business, Bobbi."  Havoc gave me a piercing glare
before looking up apologetically at the waitress.  "Team business, that is."
     Arcane smirked and shot me a wink.  I chuckled and took my food off the tray; it
smelled promising.  I started to unwrap my utensils as Bobbi hugged Havoc's neck and
gave him a loud kiss on his left cheek, which quickly began to turn red, like the
rest of his face.
     I was glad this had happened before I had begun to eat.  I might have choked or
spewed, and I hate wasting food.
     "Do you suppose I could have some hot sauce?" I asked.
     "Sure thing, hon," replied Bobbi without looking at me.  "You want Tabasco, or
salsa?"
     "Definitely salsa," I grunted through a mouthful of eggs.
     "Sure thing, hon." Bobbie didn't take her arms off of Havoc's neck.  His face
was getting redder by the second.  I saw Hombre spin around and hop off his stool at
the bar so as to get a better look at the proceedings.  Jugger took the opportunity
to flip a few pages in Hombre's book while his back was turned.
     "I believe we'd both like something cold to drink," hinted Arcane.  Bobbi
ignored him.  Havoc seemed to wish he were someplace else.  I covered my smile by
pushing more egg and toast into my face.  It really was delicious.
     I finished chewing (like mama always said) and swallowed.  "When can I get that
salsa?"
     Bobbi scowled down at me.  I guess I had ruined the moment.  Just then a very
loud grumbling, somewhere between a growl and a shout, gushed out the kitchen window
and reverberated throughout the dining area.  ALL conversation stopped for a few
seconds.  Bobbi gave Havoc another quick peck on the cheek, snatched up the tray, and
stalked away.
     "Yeah, yeah, I'm on it!" screeched Bobbi, picking up her pace as she headed
toward the window.  Hombre turned unsteadily and resumed his perch.  As he settled on
his barstool he looked at his little notebook and then shot a suspicious squint at
Jugger, who shrugged and raised a bony hand to signal for another round.
     "Aaahhh," mused the Kid.  "What is true bliss if it isn't the clatter of a tiny
cloven feet rushing about to do one's bidding?"
     Havoc twisted his head and gave Arcane a scorching scowl.  It was a tense
moment.  I had a forkful of eggs that didn't quite make it to my mouth.  The Kid
stared coolly back into Havoc's enraged face.  After a few seconds Havoc began taking
deep breaths.  He turned away from The Kid and stared sightlessly in the general
direction of my disappearing breakfast.
     I went ahead and popped the food into my mouth.  The eggs weren't bad at all -
soft yet firm, with some sort of herb added to the salt for a zesty counter to its
blandness.  The toast was very crisp and it had been buttered, which wasn't what I
had wanted, but I can't deny that it was yummy.  I poured the potatoes from the bowl
onto my plate of half-eaten eggs and began mixing them up while Arcane vigorously
cleared his throat.
     "Yes?" I glanced around the diner for Bobbi, but she had disappeared.
     "You said you knew where the merchandise is located," prompted The Kid.
     "Yes," I nodded.  "That is, I have a pretty good idea."  I loaded my mouth with
potatoes.  They had been fried to crispy perfection in bacon grease.  I chomped
contentedly while Arcane frowned.  I swallowed.
     "It's a little complicated," I muttered.  "But it starts with a pawnshop run by
a smug half-pint in the Southeastern part of Shadowspire..."

+ + + + + + + + + + +  to be continued  + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in SHADOWSPIRE this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as DARQUE AGES is pushed out of top team by DOC LEGRAND'S LAB, who came 
from 5th with a 4-1-0 this turn.  Now, what did these guys have for breakfast this 
morning?  MONSTER MANUAL has turned a 4-1-0 into 5th place from 16th.  Give me the 
recipe!  Our condolences (or sneers, as the case may be) go out to THE MOTHERSHIP 011 
for their drop to 20th from 9th.  A 0-4-0 can do that.  The DOC LEGRAND'S LAB guild 
has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where 
this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, SYFTAR TRAFF fought LADY GODIVA and 
gained 22 points and contributed to DRAGONBANE GUILD's 3-2-0.  SACRED SABLE has lost 
to PHYNN, falling 20 points, while helping make DOC LEGRAND'S LAB a 4-1-0 turn.  Well 
done, SHADOWSPIRE, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps 
IRONHEAD is not as thrilled, being challenged 4 times.  This turn IRONHEAD challenged 
JULIAN OF NORWICH in what was SHADOWSPIRE's Title bout.  And not without some honor, 
JULIAN OF NORWICH now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of SHADOWSPIRE.  Tell 
me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Dripping 
Blade uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SHADOWSPIRE, what are you afraid 
of?  And avoiding BIG LAKE OUTCASTS more than any other team we find DARQUE AGES.  
SHADOWSPIRE, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  BLUE NOVA from 
SEARCH THE SKY took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 36 points in a 
challenge against CABICHON.  And now nobody knows where CABICHON is right now, after 
giving BLUE NOVA 21 points worth of recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise behind me.  
I don't know about you, but BRAIN EATER challenging down 21 points to THE MOTHERSHIP 
011's CLOUD JUMPER, is not really worthy of SOME KINDA HATE.  It pains me to see 
warriors take advantage of the system like this.  BRAIN EATER won victory over CLOUD 
JUMPER, as if it surprises anyone.  In a brave attempt, ROADKILL SURPRISE from FURRY 
FURY challenged up 24 points to fight STORM GIANT from the MONSTER MANUAL stable.  
ROADKILL SURPRISE perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was overcame by STORM 
GIANT and ended up with 74 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  The grave that CLAN LONGBEARD had dug for QAHRIE may yet be filled with the 
body of DARK CHAMPION.  Seldom are the likes of this to be seen.  QAHRIE lives still! 
Is it really true that SHADOWSPIRE has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  
Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SHADOWSPIRE and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in SHADOWSPIRE again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE NOVA 1898               14  11  0   110       SEARCH THE SKY (136)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROW 1774                    25  22  0   108       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 TOSSED SALAD 1686            17  35  0   107       FOOD (130)
 HARE BINGER 1790             20  16  1   106       FURRY FURY (25)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYCANTHROPIC LYNX 52         17   9  1   100       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 AL ZHEIMER 1886              15  12  0   100       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SYFTAR TRAFF 1876            14  15  0   100       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 THE DRONE 1862               16  16  1    98       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597            20  34  2    96       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 STORM GIANT 1819             20  19  0    96       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 QUARTON 827                  17  17  0    96       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 BAD BORSCHT 1894             14  13  2    96       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 CAT N TONIC 1870             11  11  2    96       FURRY FURY (25)
 LADY GODIVA 1782             25  20  0    95       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BENEDICT 1470                19  18  0    95       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 SENSUAL SHREW 49             17   9  0    91       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONION RINGS 1684             19  33  0    90       FOOD (130)
 GRIMSTONES 1937              10   9  0    87       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 CABICHON 1914                15   9  0    85       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 CAEDMON 1873                 17  13  0    84       DARQUE AGES (29)
 AGORIX 1842                  21  15  2    80       WARMASTERS (15)
 INGRAT 1805                  19  22  0    79       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 GLABRIO 1800                 18  23  2    79       WARMASTERS (15)
 VLAD TEPES 1979              10   2  1    75       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ROADKILL SURPRISE 1920       10   7  0    74       FURRY FURY (25)
 EDNA MILLAY 1834             15  23  0    72       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHYNN 1971                    7   7  0    66       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 EREKOSE 1965                 11   4  0    65       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 RAMIRUS 1935                 14   6  0    63       WARMASTERS (15)
-ORTING 1815                  14  21  0    63       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 XIOMBURG 1964                 9   6  0    63       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 GAMBLE 1635                  15  15  0    60       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 HAULIN' OATS 1957             9   7  1    60       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BEORDIN 1980                  6   4  0    58       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 HENRY MILLER 1846             9  26  1    57       LITERATE LOONS (40)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EYE OF THE DEEP 1923         13  10  0    56       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 MYNOCK MAELSTROM 2006         5   2  1    56       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 ADISSA 1949                  10   7  0    50       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SANTA CLAUS 1966              8   7  1    47       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SACRED SABLE 335             11  12  0    46       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 DIABOLOS 1156                 7   4  0    45       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 AELA FIREBLADE 975            9  15  0    42       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 MAIMONIDES 1987               5   5  0    42       DARQUE AGES (29)
 GARBAGE TRUCK 1994            4   3  0    39       ROGUES DEN (140)
 THE SEAMSTRESS 986            6  18  0    36       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 CASSIOPEIA 2005               4   2  0    36       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 LADY ORIEL 1984               8   2  0    35       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FURIO 5 1998                  4   3  1    33       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 QAHRIE 2017                   1   4  1    33       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 GORSHOK 1159                  6   5  3    32       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 MR ORANGE 1065                6   1  0    32       MERCENARY INC (94)
 MISTRESS MINK 1988            5   3  1    31       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 MR BLUE 1064                  3   4  0    29       MERCENARY INC (94)
 ROBO 1158                     5   6  2    28       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 STARRY VOID 1958              6   9  0    27       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 VRATH 2026                    4   0  0    26       ROGUES DEN (140)
 STUMBLE OVER TRUTH 1942       3   3  1    26       ON THE SHOULDERS OF (138)
 BRAIN EATER 1161              7   3  0    25       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 LIQUID LEN 2038               2   0  1    25       THE GOLDEN VOID (142)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREMERUS 1974                 6   6  0    24       WARMASTERS (15)
 MR PINK 1062                  4   3  1    24       MERCENARY INC (94)
 MYSTIC MEERKAT 2020           4   0  0    24       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 BERSERKER MU 2025             2   2  0    24       7TH SANCTUM (141)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. GREEN 1118                5   1  0    23       MERCENARY INC (94)
 BRINDLE BADGER 2004           5   2  0    23       FURRY FURY (25)
 MCGREGOR 2013                 2   3  1    21       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 CHAKOR 1840                   2   1  0    21       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 PXR5 2053                     1   0  0    20       THE GOLDEN VOID (142)
 NIGHTLEAF 2008                4   2  1    17       ROGUES DEN (140)
 MOROS 1839                    1   2  0    17       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 PSEUDO DRAGON 2014            1   4  0    16       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 WHIPLASH 1992                 4   3  0    15       ROGUES DEN (140)
 BARON BROCK 2037              1   1  0    15       THE GOLDEN VOID (142)
 INSCRUTABLE&MAGICAL 1939      4   2  0    14       ON THE SHOULDERS OF (138)
 MOLE 1993                     3   4  0    13       ROGUES DEN (140)
 DESTROYER OF WORLDS 1940      3   3  0    12       ON THE SHOULDERS OF (138)
 BOKRUG 1222                   2   4  0    11       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 BEAR NAKED 2052               1   0  0    11       FURRY FURY (25)
 BIG COD PIECE 2051            1   0  0    11       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 TOLIVER 2027                  3   1  0    10       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MONOCEROS 2034                2   1  0     9       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 OSIRUS 2016                   2   3  0     9       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 LORD PEMBROKE 2047            2   0  0     9       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 THIEF SIX 2024                2   2  0     8       7TH SANCTUM (141)
 HOWLER ARIES 2023             2   2  0     8       7TH SANCTUM (141)
 WEEZY 2048                    1   0  0     8       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 MR. PURPLE 1137               1   4  0     7       MERCENARY INC (94)
 ULTIMATE LAWS 1941            1   4  0     7       ON THE SHOULDERS OF (138)
 MIS STACIA 2040               1   1  0     7       THE GOLDEN VOID (142)
 DRIZKILL 2012                 1   3  0     6       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 NEGAGHOUL 2022                1   3  0     6       7TH SANCTUM (141)
 TURNINGS CATHEDRAL 1943       0   5  0     5       ON THE SHOULDERS OF (138)
 CLOUD JUMPER 2031             0   3  0     3       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 WATCHER 2039                  0   2  0     2       THE GOLDEN VOID (142)
 CAELUM 2041                   0   2  0     2       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 QUIGLEY 2055                  0   1  0     1       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 DEVOEAUX 2049                 0   1  0     1       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PUMA NU 2054            0  1 0 7TH SANCTUM 141      ARENAMASTER           171  NONE
ULRICH 2028             0  3 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    LIQUID LEN 2038       170   
DARK CHAMPION           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           QAHRIE 2017           171  NONE
WORRIED WILDEBEE 1989   2  2 0 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB 6  MYNOCK MAELSTROM 2006 167  NOT REVENGED
ST. HUGH 2007           0  3 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13  GORSHOK 1159          168   
BURNT BISCUIT 2050      0  1 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      SHEWISH GIANT         171  NONE
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   
SEPTIMIUS 2001          2  3 0 WARMASTERS 15        FURIO 5 1998          168  JUST REVENGED
VERRES 2033             0  3 0 WARMASTERS 15        HIGH ELF              171  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ironhead -- Grats on the throne.  Grimm keeps thinking I can beat scum, but he
forgets that us rabbits are better over shorter distances. -- Hare Binger

Ryak -- Thanks for the learns, I am far better than my record. -- Cat N Tonic

Drow -- Shocking, I figured I would have clipped your black ears right off your head.
Good win for you. -- Drow

Vanek -- Let's get your team record to where it belongs, sub- .500. -- Grimm
P.S.  Mine is coming to be above, also where it belongs.

Agorix -- Well, you finally beat me.  Maybe if my min 1 strategy was actually
correct, it might have been a slightly longer fight! -- Furio5

Woohoo, I'm finally off the snide!  Look out, Shadowspire! -- Drizkill

Vlad -- I've run into you a few times now, without any success!  I know the random
matchup isn't good for me, but could you have at least taught me a skill? -- Adissa

Haulin' Oats -- You're no man eater! -- Beordin

Welcome back, Slugbait!  Welcome to the mix, Golden Void! -- DeGotti

The King is dead!  Long live the King!  Poor Elvis Parsley got his par-snipped!  For
those that like such information:  Julian of Norwich (LU) started life as 8-11-16-14-
20-8-7 and trained to 9-12-16-15-21-8-7 Good Endurance and Great Damage.  The
Commission says that she likes a rhythm of HI/HI, along with the SH.  She also has
this annoying habit of learning Parry skills more easily than others, which would be
great if she used them.  It is like having a bunch of useless trivia knowledge in my
head while being unable to retain more important information such as how to dodge an
attack.  She is +4 Attack, which is awesome, but also -1 Defense, which is the
opposite of awesome.  She goes off to retirement now.  Julian is the 2nd LU from the
Darque Ages stable to graduate and the 12th overall.  She doesn't add anything new to
my round robin total but it is nice to get her out and open up the spot on the
roster. -- Master Darque

CURRENT TOP TEAM?  I am not sure how to respond because it has been so long since we
claimed the honor. -- Master Darque
P.S.  For the curious, it has been 124 turns since I last held the CTT!  Yeah, I know
it's sad, but I don't think you would know by looking at my overall record.

Adissa -- Sorry for not teaching you anything.  I am much appreciative for the
knowledge you imparted to me though.  Perhaps I can repay the kindness with dinner at
Otto's Diner? -- Vlad Tepes

Onion Rings -- Thank you for actually teaching me some skills.  I hit a plateau
sometime back and all the young whippersnappers aren't exactly the greatest teachers.
-- Lady Godiva

The Drone -- I have faced 4 different warriors from your stable since my time in
Shadowspire.  I am now 4-0.  Can we please stop meeting like this because in those 4
fights, you guys have only taught me 5 skills. -- Caedmon

Slugbait -- Welcome back!  I hope the couriers do a better job this time and you
stick around. -- Master Darque

The Golden Void -- Welcome to Shadowspire!  It is always great to have new teams.  If
you are new to the game and need assistance, the managers here are more than helpful,
so be sure to speak up!  If you are a veteran, the welcome mat is still rolled out
for you and we hope you stay with us for a long time. -- Master Darque

Hombre -- Welcome back... again!  Since this is the third team, I'm not buying you a
stable-warming gift.  I may re-gift you something though. -- Master Darque

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

QAHRIE viciously butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
VERRES was savagely slain by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BURNT BISCUIT was narrowly killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
PUMA NU was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a popular 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
AGORIX devastated FURIO 5 in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
STARRY VOID was overpowered by SANTA CLAUS in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud struggle.
TOLIVER was viciously subdued by LIQUID LEN in a 4 minute Bloodfeud competition.
IRONHEAD was viciously subdued by JULIAN OF NORWICH in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
CAT N TONIC lost to DROW in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
BLUE NOVA handily defeated CABICHON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title bout.
QUARTON demolished GLABRIO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SYFTAR TRAFF demolished LADY GODIVA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BAD BORSCHT overpowered INGRAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
ROADKILL SURPRISE was defeated by STORM GIANT in a popular 6 minute Challenge duel.
GRIMSTONES devastated XIOMBURG in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
VLAD TEPES devastated GAMBLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BEORDIN was savagely defeated by EDNA MILLAY in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ADISSA savagely defeated LADY ORIEL in a popular 1 minute bloody Challenge match.
AELA FIREBLADE was bested by EYE OF THE DEEP in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
GORSHOK was overpowered by MYNOCK MAELSTROM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DIABOLOS overpowered THE SEAMSTRESS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fray.
CASSIOPEIA viciously subdued BRINDLE BADGER in a 1 minute gory Challenge contest.
BRAIN EATER outlasted CLOUD JUMPER in a 7 minute gory Challenge fight.
BOKRUG won victory over WATCHER in a 2 minute Challenge match.
INSCRUTABLE&MAGICAL savagely defeated NEGAGHOUL in a slow 18 minute Challenge duel.
PSEUDO DRAGON subdued OSIRUS in a action packed 4 minute novice's Challenge melee.
DRIZKILL was handily defeated by STUMBLE OVER TRUTH in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
MCGREGOR overpowered DESTROYER OF WORLDS in a 2 minute uneven Challenge competition.
CAEDMON was defeated by THE DRONE in a action packed 1 minute expert's fight.
LYCANTHROPIC LYNX overpowered EREKOSE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
RYAK RAZORSAW was overpowered by HARE BINGER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HOMONCULOUS was overpowered by AL ZHEIMER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
THE CRISCO KID was demolished by TOSSED SALAD in a 1 minute uneven contest.
BENEDICT savagely defeated RAMIRUS in a exciting 3 minute brutal struggle.
ONION RINGS was devastated by SENSUAL SHREW in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SACRED SABLE was overpowered by PHYNN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HENRY MILLER overcame ROBO in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
HAULIN' OATS overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
NIGHTLEAF was handily defeated by MAIMONIDES in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BERSERKER MU was luckily beaten by MR ORANGE in a action packed 6 minute battle.
TREMERUS was viciously subdued by GARBAGE TRUCK in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
MISTRESS MINK handily defeated MOLE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MR PINK overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven competition.
WHIPLASH was viciously subdued by CHAKOR in a exciting 4 minute gory match.
MR BLUE demolished MIS STACIA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MR. GREEN narrowly defeated MONOCEROS in a dull 15 minute bout.
TURNINGS CATHEDRAL was savagely defeated by WEEZY in a 2 minute competition.
ULTIMATE LAWS was savagely defeated by BEAR NAKED in a 6 minute novice's conflict.
MOROS defeated HOWLER ARIES in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
MYSTIC MEERKAT devastated MR. PURPLE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided conflict.
THIEF SIX was subdued by BARON BROCK in a 2 minute amateur's battle.
VRATH overpowered DEVOEAUX in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
CAELUM was demolished by BIG COD PIECE in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
LORD PEMBROKE narrowly defeated QUIGLEY in a 2 minute bloody beginner's bout.
PXR5 overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         LUNGING ATTACK    65 -  44 -  2      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         WALL OF STEEL     39 -  30 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         STRIKING ATTACK   74 -  57 -  5      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                    10         SLASHING ATTACK   44 -  44 -  5      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         BASHING ATTACK    53 -  58 -  2      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-STRIKE      33 -  37 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         TOTAL PARRY       57 -  64 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  31 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         AIMED BLOW        30 -  40 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    7         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  28 -  1      38  |

Turn 171 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    10 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  4         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  3     AIMED BLOW         3 -  6         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        5 - 10         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  5                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  5                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  8                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BLUE NOVA 1898             14  11  0  110 SEARCH THE SKY (136)
AIMED BLOW       DROW 1774                  25  22  0  108 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
WALL OF STEEL    HARE BINGER 1790           20  16  1  106 FURRY FURY (25)
LUNGING ATTACK   LYCANTHROPIC LYNX 52       17   9  1  100 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
BASHING ATTACK   AL ZHEIMER 1886            15  12  0  100 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
TOTAL PARRY      STORM GIANT 1819           20  19  0   96 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
SLASHING ATTACK  BAD BORSCHT 1894           14  13  2   96 OTTO'S DINER (96)
PARRY-LUNGE      BENEDICT 1470              19  18  0   95 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAEDMON 1873               17  13  0   84 DARQUE AGES (29)
PARRY-STRIKE     AGORIX 1842                21  15  2   80 WARMASTERS (15)
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 BERSERKER MU 2025.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROADKILL 
SURPRISE 1920, LIQUID LEN 2038, BENEDICT 1470, CHAKOR 1840, PSEUDO DRAGON 2014, 
GARBAGE TRUCK 1994, BEAR NAKED 2052, ADISSA 1949, THE DRONE 1862, and QAHRIE 2017.

The least popular fighter this week was NEGAGHOUL 2022.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were INSCRUTABLE&MAGICAL 1939, MR. GREEN 1118, MONOCEROS 2034, BRAIN EATER 
1161, DEVOEAUX 2049, HOWLER ARIES 2023, TURNINGS CATHEDRAL 1943, MIS STACIA 2040, 
WHIPLASH 1992, and NIGHTLEAF 2008.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DROW (81-1774) MONSTER MANUAL (87)
HARE BINGER (81-1790) FURRY FURY (25)

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

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