DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/02/2013    Duedate: 10/15/2013

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-176

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BENEDICT
OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
(81-1470) [24-18-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BENEDICT                       BERSERKER MU
OF WOLF AND MAN (57)           7TH SANCTUM (141)
(81-1470) [24-18-0,128]        (81-2025) [5-4-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOSSED SALAD                   GLABRIO
FOOD (130)                     WARMASTERS (15)
(81-1686) [19-38-0,102]        (81-1800) [21-25-2,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE AGES (29)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         54
2. OF WOLF AND MAN (57)        38      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)       32      Unchartered Team
4. OTTO'S DINER (96)           27
5. RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)      26      ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       501 369 20 57.6   1/ 1 DARQUE AGES (29)         10  5 1
 2/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      265 219  9 54.8   2/12*ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)    9  6 0
 3/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    470 403 14 53.8   3/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 0
 4/ 4 DARQUE AGES (29)         410 353 18 53.7   4/10 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    9  6 0
 5/ 3 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  89  77  2 53.6   5/17 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      9  6 0
 6- 6 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     77  68  2 53.1   6/ 8 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     8  7 1
 7/ 8 OTTO'S DINER (96)        296 269 10 52.4   7/15 RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)    8  7 0
 8/10 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     353 330 13 51.7   8/ 5 FURRY FURY (25)           8  7 0
 9/ 7 ROGUES DEN (140)          31  29  3 51.7   9/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        7  8 1
10/11 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      449 426 17 51.3  10/20 WARMASTERS (15)           7  8 0
11/12 RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)    61  58  7 51.3  11/19 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       7  8 0
12/13 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     41  39  6 51.3  12/ 4*7TH SANCTUM (141)         7  8 0
13/14 WARMASTERS (15)          436 428 31 50.5  13- 2 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     6  2 0
14/ 9 MERCENARY INC (94)        27  28  1 49.1  14/ 9 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      6  9 1
15/15 FURRY FURY (25)          288 302 18 48.8  15/11 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       6  9 0
16/17*ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)    12  13  1 48.0  16/18 MERCENARY INC (94)        6  9 0
17/16 LITERATE LOONS (40)      377 449 16 45.6  17/14 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  6  9 0
18/18 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      265 328 11 44.7  18/ 7 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       5 10 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   169 220 11 43.4  19/16 ROGUES DEN (140)          5 10 1
20/21 FOOD (130)                83 115  3 41.9  20/13 OTTO'S DINER (96)         4 11 0
21/20*7TH SANCTUM (141)         18  27  0 40.0  21/21 LITERATE LOONS (40)       3  5 0
22/22 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      59  91  2 39.3  22/23 FOOD (130)                2  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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          *****                SHADOWSPIRE YELLOW PRESS              *****
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Welcome to the Shadowspire Yellow Press.  Turn 176 will be all about Death and Life.
It may sound strange to say Death before Life, but in Shadowspire, Death is permanent
and Life only comes after many turns of blood, sweat, and tears in the arena.

                                   ****DEATH****

175 turns have kept Ahringol busy!  Warriors have died on the arena sands, in the
infirmary, and even by torch light.  Only two turns have come and gone without any
deaths, Turns 77 and 79.  May we never to endure such hardships again!

                            *****DEATH IN THE ARENA*****

Total Deaths:  1,290
DA Monster Kills:  818
DA Monster Deaths:  27
Arena Stand By Kills:  5
Arena Stand By Deaths:  25

                               **Top Ranked Killers**

Team with Most Kills:  Warmaster (31)

Warrior(s) with Most Kills:  '66 Corvette of American Muscle, Hugh Capet of Darque
Ages, Junebug of Summerborn, Slaughter Mouse 5 of Rodent Clan (4)

Duelmaster(s) with Most Kills:  Coincidentally, each warrior listed above with 4
kills was also a Duelmaster with 4 kills.

                            **Top 5 Most Deaths (Team)**

When you put grown men, women, and golems into an arena with pointy objects and
things that go smash, people are going to get hurt.  Actually, some of those people
are going to die!  Here are the teams that have lost the most in Shadowspire's arena.

Of Wolf and Man (54), Clan Longbeard (53), Fuchi Owned (48), Warmasters (46), Furry
Fury (42)

            **Top 5 Most Frequent Dark Arena Usage (25 death minimum)**

Some teams like to use the Dark Arena more than others.  Why?  We are not sure.  It
could be bad recruiting, bad management, or just bad luck.  Whatever the reason, here
are the 5 most prolific teams that like to send their warriors to night fights.  The
numbers following the team name are (Deaths/DA Deaths/DA Percentage).

Archaic Chaos (32/29/91%); Rodent Clan (36/32/89%); Unholy Knights (25/22/88%); Fuchi
Owned (48/42/88%); Clan Longbeard (53/44/83%)

                               **Dark Arena Kills**

The warriors from the Dark Arena stay busy in Shadowspire.  Nearly 63% of all deaths
here take place in the Dark Arena.  Following is the total kill count for each Dark
Arena warrior.

Black Orc (89); Mountain Troll (87); Shewish Giant, Stone Golem (86); Arenamaster
(84); Dark Champion (79); High Elf (78); Bandit Prince (76); Spymaster (75); Wurm Kin
(74)

                                 ****GRADUATES****

We will end on a happy note.  Following are some facts about the now immortal
graduates from Shadowspire.  A few have left Shadowspire and sought fame and glory in
the Gladiatorial Tournaments, some have retired to a life of peace, and a few still
toil away at training in Storm Rock.

                              **Graduates by Style**

Striker (46); Lunger (35); Total Parry (26); Wall of Steel (22); Basher (17); Slasher
(16); Aimed Blow (15); Parry Lunge (10); Parry Riposte (6); Parry Strike (6)

                 **1st Graduate by Style (Style/Turn Graduated)**

'76 Gran Torino of American Muscle (LU/20); Chakhari of Kellumbo's Kids (ST/20);
Copernicus of Darque Ages (WS/20); Mouse of Pain of Rodent Clan (BA/23); Burm
Wolfsnarl of Big Lake Outcasts (TP/23); The Small Cat of La Pentarchie (AB/32);
Brendan Behan of Literate Loons (SL/34); E.E. Cummings (PL/40) of Literate Loons;
Import-Export (PR/40) of La Pentarchie; Marco Polo (PS/127) of Darque Ages

                      **Top 5 Graduates with Best Win/Loss**

Copernicus of Darque Ages (18-2-0/90.00%); Low and Away of Capital Cartel (23-4-
0/85.19%); Anvil Ironfist of Dragonbane Guild (22-4-0; 84.62%); Hummingbird of
Summerborn (16-4-0; 80%); Rat-Loving Cat of La Pentarchie (31-9-0; 77.50%)

                        **Top 5 Teams with Most Graduates**

La Pentarchie, Clan Longbeard (16); Dragonbane Guild (15); Darque Ages (13);
Warmasters (12)

                             **Round Robin Progress**

The most efficient manner to complete this list is to share what each manager is
missing to reach the team Round Robin.  To be included in this list, an ACTIVE team
needs a total of 5 graduates, each of a different style.

Clan Longbeard (PR); La Pentarchie (PL, PS); Dragonbane Guild (PR, SL); Darque Ages
(AB, PR); Warmasters (PL, PR, PS, SL); Literate Loons (LU, PR, PS, WS); Furry Fury
(AB, PL, PR, PS); Otto's Diner (AB, LU, PL, SL); Of Wolf and Man (PL, PS, SL, ST);
Cult of Bacchus (BA, PR, PS, SL, WS); Monster Manual (PL, PR, PS)

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That does it for this edition of the SYP.  Join us next cycle when we will put out
our most popular and most controversial list -- THE BEST OF EACH STYLE!!

See You Then,

SYP Editor

                                      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.  I understand that The Warty 
Toad is buying the drinks for OF WOLF AND MAN tonight, to honor their rise to 5th 
after this turns 4-1-0.  Hmmm.  Our condolences (or sneers, as the case may be) go 
out to MONSTER MANUAL for their drop to 18th from 7th.  A 2-3-0 can do that.  The 
CLAN LONGBEARD 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, AGORIX fought VLAD 
TEPES and gained 22 points and contributed to WARMASTERS' 3-2-0.  COMA PATROL has 
lost to VILMAR, falling 17 points, while helping make THE MOTHERSHIP 011 a 2-3-0 
turn.  Due to hers absence and inability to defend the throne, SENSUAL SHREW has lost 
the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask BENEDICT about the thrill of victory, and 
what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, 
is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Warty Toad uses 
trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the MERCENARY INC 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SHADOWSPIRE, what are you afraid 
of?  And guess who avoided MERCENARY INC stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
CULT OF BACCHUS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that DIABOLOS 
from SOME KINDA HATE was SHADOWSPIRE's most challenged warrior this turn.  Building 
dreams on hope, EYE OF THE DEEP challenged up 38 points this turn to take on BENEDICT 
from OF WOLF AND MAN stable.  And though EYE OF THE DEEP lost to BENEDICT, the 
valiant attempt earned him 1 worth of recognition.  Foolhardiness can sometimes pay.  
MR PINK from MERCENARY INC took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 32 points 
in a challenge against DIABOLOS.  Sad to say, MR PINK lost to DIABOLOS, and the 
attempt ended up costing MR PINK 1 recognition points.  In a fit of brilliance or of 
stupidity (hard to say sometimes), MR. GREEN challenged ROADKILL SURPRISE today, 
facing a 31 difference in recognition.  But Fate isn't always willing to be cheated, 
and MR. GREEN was beat by ROADKILL SURPRISE, and FURRY FURY has not stopped laughing. 
EREKOSE of THE MOTHERSHIP 011 had better have a good reason for challenging down 12 
points in a challenge which it won.  I thought EREKOSE showed great skill and promise 
when it won victory over ONION RINGS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A farewell moment, if you please, WHIPLASH of ROGUES DEN has been sent to 
the Dark Arena, and was carried out on his shield.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     I like this place, SHADOWSPIRE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet 
again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and 
my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENEDICT 1470                24  18  0   128       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SENSUAL SHREW 49             21   9  0   127       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 EREKOSE 1965                 16   4  0   114       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 CABICHON 1914                18  11  0   112       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 AGORIX 1842                  24  17  2   110       WARMASTERS (15)
 BAD BORSCHT 1894             17  15  2   109       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-LYCANTHROPIC LYNX 52         20  10  1   108       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 QUARTON 827                  20  19  0   108       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 CAT N TONIC 1870             14  13  2   106       FURRY FURY (25)
 TOSSED SALAD 1686            19  38  0   102       FOOD (130)
 GLABRIO 1800                 21  25  2   101       WARMASTERS (15)
 ONION RINGS 1684             19  38  0    95       FOOD (130)
 AL ZHEIMER 1886              18  14  0    92       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 EDNA MILLAY 1834             18  25  0    92       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORM GIANT 1819             22  22  0    88       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INGRAT 1805                  21  25  0    88       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 THETA 123                    15   9  2    88       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 CAEDMON 1873                 21  14  0    86       DARQUE AGES (29)
 VLAD TEPES 1979              13   4  1    86       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MAIMONIDES 1987               8   7  0    86       DARQUE AGES (29)
 EYE OF THE DEEP 1923         16  12  2    84       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SANTA CLAUS 1966             13   7  2    82       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 FULL MOON SWOON 127          15   9  0    78       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 MYNOCK MAELSTROM 2006         8   4  1    77       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 THE DRONE 1862               17  20  1    72       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ROADKILL SURPRISE 1920       12  10  0    72       FURRY FURY (25)
 GAMBLE 1635                  17  18  0    69       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 RAMIRUS 1935                 16   9  0    69       WARMASTERS (15)
 DIABOLOS 1156                10   6  1    69       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 HENRY MILLER 1846            11  29  1    68       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBO 1158                     9   7  2    66       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 HAULIN' OATS 1957            11  10  1    61       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 GRIMSTONES 1937              10  14  0    61       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 AELA FIREBLADE 975           11  18  0    59       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 LADY ORIEL 1984              12   3  0    57       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BEORDIN 1980                  8   7  0    57       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MCGREGOR 2013                 6   4  1    55       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-MYSTIC MEERKAT 2020           7   1  0    54       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 DRIZKILL 2012                 5   4  0    50       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BEAR NAKED 2052               5   1  0    49       FURRY FURY (25)
 THE SEAMSTRESS 986            9  20  0    47       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 BERSERKER MU 2025             5   4  0    47       7TH SANCTUM (141)
 BRAIN EATER 1161             11   4  0    46       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 ADISSA 1949                  11  11  0    44       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 CASSIOPEIA 2005               7   4  0    44       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 BRINDLE BADGER 2004           9   3  0    43       FURRY FURY (25)
 NIGHTLEAF 2008                7   4  1    41       ROGUES DEN (140)
 OSIRUS 2016                   6   4  0    40       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 FURIO 5 1998                  6   6  1    39       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BILEDRIVER 324                9  11  0    38       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 MR ORANGE 1065                8   3  0    36       MERCENARY INC (94)
 HEADBANGER ONE 2082           3   0  0    35       ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)
 MR. GREEN 1118                7   3  0    34       MERCENARY INC (94)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORSHOK 1159                  7   9  3    33       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 MR PINK 1062                  5   6  1    33       MERCENARY INC (94)
 MR BLUE 1064                  4   7  0    33       MERCENARY INC (94)
 CHAKOR 1840                   4   4  0    31       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 YORKE 2085                    3   0  0    31       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 GARBAGE TRUCK 1994            6   6  0    28       ROGUES DEN (140)
 FLEUR DU MAL 2059             3   2  0    28       ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)
-MISTRESS MINK 1988            7   5  1    27       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 WEEZY 2048                    4   2  0    27       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 MONOCEROS 2034                3   5  0    26       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 HOWLER ARIES 2023             5   4  0    25       7TH SANCTUM (141)
 JIVARO FRIENDLY 2056          3   2  0    25       ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)
 BIL URSAG 2067                2   2  1    25       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 QUIGLEY 2055                  3   3  0    24       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEVOEAUX 2049                 3   3  0    23       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 MACHO NACHO 2062              2   3  0    23       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BLINK DOG 2066                3   2  0    22       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VILMAR 2105                   1   0  0    22       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 VRATH 2026                    5   4  1    20       ROGUES DEN (140)
 PSEUDO DRAGON 2014            4   6  0    19       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 REXILIA 2075                  2   2  0    18       ROGUES DEN (140)
 MR. PURPLE 1137               3   6  0    17       MERCENARY INC (94)
 FIRE FANG MUTT 1188           4   4  0    16       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 MOROS 1839                    3   5  0    16       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 AXEL VON SPIRE 2068           1   3  0    16       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LORD PEMBROKE 2047            4   3  0    15       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MARG KRALEWSKI 2086           2   1  0    14       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 BOWO 2084                     2   1  0    14       7TH SANCTUM (141)
 GUY DE CHAULIC 2097           1   0  1    13       DARQUE AGES (29)
 CHOP CHOP 2058                2   3  0    12       ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)
 BARBAROSSA 2098               1   0  0    12       DARQUE AGES (29)
 HUMBLE PIE 2061               2   3  0     9       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 CAELUM 2041                   1   6  0     9       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 DRY MOUTH MAX 2072            2   2  0     8       FURRY FURY (25)
 SENECA 2081                   1   2  0     5       WARMASTERS (15)
 MINTAURO 2080                 1   2  0     5       WARMASTERS (15)
 PSI KNUCKLE 2087              1   1  0     4       7TH SANCTUM (141)
 KUCHISAKE-ONNA 2091           1   1  0     4       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 SUPER COLLIDER 2094           1   1  0     4       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 COMA PATROL 2093              1   1  0     4       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 NIMROD 2103                   1   0  0     4       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 BLAGO GRUNGE 2089             1   1  0     4       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 NIGE FISHNUT 2090             0   2  0     2       ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)
 AQUIA MALLEOS 2099            0   1  0     1       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 LEGIONE STELLA 2100           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?
BOB 2101                0  1 0 7TH SANCTUM 141      BANDIT PRINCE         176  NONE
NEGAGHOUL 2022          2  5 0 7TH SANCTUM 141      VRATH 2026            174  REVENGED
DEFKNOT 2104            0  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    MOUNTAIN TROLL        176  NONE
PHYNN 1971              8 10 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    SANTA CLAUS 1966      175   
SACRED SABLE 335       11 14 0 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB 6  EYE OF THE DEEP 1923  173   
GRAHAM GREENE 2096      0  2 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    GUY DE CHAULIC 2097   176   
HILL GIANT 2076         0  4 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    BLACK ORC             176  NONE
DISHWASHER DAVE 2102    0  1 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      SPYMASTER             176  NONE
WHIPLASH 1992           6  6 0 ROGUES DEN 140       ARENAMASTER           176  NONE
STARRY VOID 1958        8 11 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   DIABOLOS 1156         175   
XIOMBURG 1964          10  8 0 THE MOTHERSHIP 0 128 EYE OF THE DEEP 1923  174  REVENGED
ARTORIUS 2073           0  1 0 WARMASTERS 15        BIL URSAG 2067        173  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All my apologies for the untimely death of Phynn.  Santa Claus has been instructed
NOT to kill... so this death is as unwanted as the first one.  Sorry, hoping the RU
was nice. -- LP

Splendid SYP again, Master Darque, official historian of Shadowspire!  I have a wish
though... it could be interesting to keep track of the Chartered Top Team, no? -- LP

Go, La Guillotine, the place is yours! -- LP

Aela Fireblade -- A nice style matched challenge.  I like it.  I really like the win.
-- The Lady

Headbanger One -- Well, that was not appreciated.  A good challenge for you. -- Lord
Pembroke

Pseudo Dragon -- Well, dang.  My record could really use a win, pseudo or otherwise.
-- Axel

Mistress Mink -- That was the kind of fight I was looking for. I knew there was a
reason we were given challenges. -- McGregor

Hey!  Who let a shrew get on the throne??

Osirus -- Congrats on your learns!  Maybe you can return the favor sometime. -- Mr.
Orange

Moros -- Better luck next time. -- Mr. Green

Weezy -- Get well soon.  Thanks for the quick win. -- Mr. Blue

Jivaro Friendly -- For someone named Friendly, you sure hit hard.  Got a band-aid? --
Mr. Purple

Henry Miller -- Thanks for the hand up. -- Mr. Pink

Glabrio -- I admire you guts, but even more your luck.  That ambitious challenge
almost got you killed! -- Blue Nova

Maimonides -- Yeah, I don't usually get the jump on fast movers like you.  But maybe
next time I can come up with a strategy to work around that?? -- Cassiopeia

Chop Chop -- Challenging me again??  We're going to have to stop meeting on your
terms; next time I get to choose the setting.  Oh, and thanks for that ONE skill, you
cheepskate!! -- Caelum

Seneca -- You're too hasty, but you kept your head and didn't panic while I bled you;
I'll give you that. -- Monoceros

Diabolos -- Smart to wait until Blue nova had left.  A cunning worthy of a rat like
you.  You'll be seeing a great deal of us in the future. -- Search the Sky

For the record -- I didn't expect that Starry Void would survive to graduate.  I
didn't expect her to get killed by an opponent on purpose, either.  She was a
'learning experience' for me, as I've run only a couple of (dead) Aimed-Blow warriors
previously.  I gained some valuable lessons from her.  RIP!!

Starry Void -- 11(1)-3-12-17-19(1)-7-17; did good damage, adex attactk with all her
skills in attack, parry or rip.  No skills in init or defense, which I though was
odd.  And yeah, I thought of SL and ST, but I've run so many of those... -- Kid
Arcane

Darque -- Great work on the SYP.  Can't wait to see this weeks addition! -- DeGotti

Kid Arcane -- FI isn't all that great unless you are an AB! -- DeGotti

Otto X -- Keep Haulin' them Oats in another direction.  I'm pretty sick of fighting
him. -- DeGotti

Doc -- Only took 175 turns, okay, you weren't active for them all, for you to get
your first Shadowspire DM!  I hope you write a worthy DM Column! -- DeGotti

Cassiopeia -- That was a long shot challenge on my part because I thought the outcome
could go either way.  We'll have to try it again later.  Shalom! -- Maimonides

The Drone -- We really have to stop meeting like this... and that really goes for me
and your whole team. -- Caedmon

Onion Rings -- Does Berylstar even pay attention? -- Vlad Tepes

All -- Welcome the two newest recruits to the Darque Ages stable:  Barbarossa and Guy
De Chaulic.  Lose to them often! -- Master Darque

     The Fall Mail-In Tourney is DUE on the 30th of October and will run on November
     2nd.  Turns received later than the 30th may not get input.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHIPLASH was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
HILL GIANT was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
BOB was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEFKNOT was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DISHWASHER DAVE was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
MINTAURO was devastated by BIL URSAG in a popular 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
GLABRIO bested STORM GIANT in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory master's Challenge match.
EREKOSE handily defeated ONION RINGS in a 2 minute uneven Challenge melee.
INGRAT was viciously subdued by TOSSED SALAD in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
CAT N TONIC defeated AL ZHEIMER in a action packed 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
CABICHON overpowered THETA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GAMBLE was demolished by EDNA MILLAY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
GRIMSTONES was devastated by MAIMONIDES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
EYE OF THE DEEP was viciously subdued by BENEDICT in a 2 minute Challenge Title bout.
BEORDIN was vanquished by SANTA CLAUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
MR PINK was overpowered by DIABOLOS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BEAR NAKED was devastated by MYNOCK MAELSTROM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MR ORANGE was savagely defeated by LADY ORIEL in a tiresome 19 minute Challenge bout.
ADISSA was overpowered by AELA FIREBLADE in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
MR. GREEN was devastated by ROADKILL SURPRISE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
CASSIOPEIA was demolished by ROBO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
MCGREGOR won victory over THE SEAMSTRESS in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
GORSHOK was devastated by BERSERKER MU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
HEADBANGER ONE overpowered FIRE FANG MUTT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
OSIRUS luckily beat MR BLUE in a action packed 3 minute gory Challenge fight.
MACHO NACHO was defeated by BILEDRIVER in a 2 minute Challenge match.
BOWO was viciously subdued by GARBAGE TRUCK in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
AXEL VON SPIRE slimly won victory over DRY MOUTH MAX in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
KUCHISAKE-ONNA was viciously subdued by MR. PURPLE in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
PSI KNUCKLE was demolished by BLINK DOG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HUMBLE PIE was beaten by PSEUDO DRAGON in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
FLEUR DU MAL beat REXILIA in a 4 minute novice's Challenge fray.
CHOP CHOP was devastated by YORKE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
NIGE FISHNUT slimly lost to MARG KRALEWSKI in a 2 minute novice's Challenge battle.
CAEDMON was devastated by BAD BORSCHT in a 1 minute uneven bout.
QUARTON overpowered HENRY MILLER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
VLAD TEPES was demolished by AGORIX in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
THE DRONE lost to FULL MOON SWOON in a 1 minute master's bout.
RAMIRUS luckily beat HAULIN' OATS in a exciting 3 minute gory expert's competition.
FURIO 5 was subdued by BRAIN EATER in a action packed 4 minute duel.
BRINDLE BADGER unbelievably bested CHAKOR in a crowd pleasing 6 minute gruesome match.
NIGHTLEAF overcame MONOCEROS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
DRIZKILL overpowered HOWLER ARIES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven competition.
QUIGLEY demolished CAELUM in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DEVOEAUX subdued VRATH in a action packed 1 minute fight.
WEEZY overpowered LORD PEMBROKE in a 2 minute gory uneven bout.
MOROS viciously subdued SENECA in a 1 minute brutal duel.
BLAGO GRUNGE narrowly defeated LEGIONE STELLA in a 15 minute novice's conflict.
JIVARO FRIENDLY defeated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
COMA PATROL was devastated by VILMAR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
SUPER COLLIDER was unbelievably bested by BARBAROSSA in a 1 minute novice's battle.
GRAHAM GREENE was butchered by GUY DE CHAULIC in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
AQUIA MALLEOS was bested by NIMROD in a 6 minute gruesome novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         LUNGING ATTACK    62 -  45 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 12         TOTAL PARRY       71 -  57 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         PARRY-RIPOSTE     35 -  31 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                    11         PARRY-LUNGE       35 -  31 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         AIMED BLOW        38 -  39 -  4      49  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         WALL OF STEEL     34 -  35 -  3      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         PARRY-STRIKE      40 -  42 -  2      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         SLASHING ATTACK   49 -  60 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         STRIKING ATTACK   63 -  85 -  8      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         BASHING ATTACK    45 -  63 -  2      42  |

Turn 176 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     STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  9         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  5     TOTAL PARRY        5 -  7         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  5     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  5         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  5     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  6         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  5         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      BENEDICT 1470              24  18  0  128 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
TOTAL PARRY      EREKOSE 1965               16   4  0  114 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
STRIKING ATTACK  CABICHON 1914              18  11  0  112 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
PARRY-STRIKE     AGORIX 1842                24  17  2  110 WARMASTERS (15)
SLASHING ATTACK  BAD BORSCHT 1894           17  15  2  109 OTTO'S DINER (96)
LUNGING ATTACK   QUARTON 827                20  19  0  108 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
BASHING ATTACK   CAT N TONIC 1870           14  13  2  106 FURRY FURY (25)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAEDMON 1873               21  14  0   86 DARQUE AGES (29)
WALL OF STEEL    EYE OF THE DEEP 1923       16  12  2   84 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
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 HAULIN' OATS 1957, 
TOSSED SALAD 1686, AXEL VON SPIRE 2068, CHAKOR 1840, MR BLUE 1064, FURIO 5 1998, 
BENEDICT 1470, DRY MOUTH MAX 2072, ROADKILL SURPRISE 1920, and GARBAGE TRUCK 1994.

The least popular fighter this week was BLAGO GRUNGE 2089.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MR ORANGE 1065, LEGIONE STELLA 2100, LADY ORIEL 1984, NIMROD 
2103, GRAHAM GREENE 2096, COMA PATROL 2093, SENECA 2081, CAELUM 2041, MONOCEROS 2034, 
and BRINDLE BADGER 2004.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BENEDICT (81-1470) OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
CABICHON (81-1914) LA PENTARCHIE (11)