DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/16/2013    Duedate: 10/29/2013

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-177

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BAD BORSCHT
OTTO'S DINER (96)
(81-1894) [18-15-2,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BAD BORSCHT                    JIVARO FRIENDLY
OTTO'S DINER (96)              ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)
(81-1894) [18-15-2,123]        (81-2056) [4-2-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOSSED SALAD                   LORD PEMBROKE
FOOD (130)                     DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
(81-1686) [19-39-0,101]        (81-2047) [4-4-0,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         35
2. SOME KINDA HATE (102)       32      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)    30      Unchartered Team
4. OTTO'S DINER (96)           27
5. OF WOLF AND MAN (57)        25      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)       505 370 20 57.7   1/ 2*ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)   10  5 1
 2/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      266 223  9 54.4   2/ 5 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     10  5 1
 3/ 5 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  93  78  2 54.4   3/ 9 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        9  6 1
 4/ 4 DARQUE AGES (29)         413 355 18 53.8   4/ 1 DARQUE AGES (29)          9  6 1
 5/ 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    472 406 14 53.8   5/11 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       9  6 0
 6- 6 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     77  68  2 53.1   6/17 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)  9  6 0
 7/ 7 OTTO'S DINER (96)        299 271 11 52.5   7/ 6 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     8  7 1
 8/ 9 ROGUES DEN (140)          34  31  3 52.3   8/ 4 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    8  7 0
 9/ 8 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     357 331 14 51.9   9/ 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     8  7 0
10/10 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      453 427 17 51.5  10/12 7TH SANCTUM (141)         7  8 0
11/12 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     43  42  6 50.6  11/ 8 FURRY FURY (25)           7  8 0
12/13 WARMASTERS (15)          438 431 31 50.4  12/20 OTTO'S DINER (96)         6  9 1
13/11 RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)    62  62  7 50.0  13/10 WARMASTERS (15)           6  9 0
14/16*ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)    15  15  2 50.0  14/ 7 RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)    6  9 0
15-14 MERCENARY INC (94)        27  28  1 49.1  15/18 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       5 10 0
16/15 FURRY FURY (25)          290 305 18 48.7  16/19 ROGUES DEN (140)          5 10 0
17/17 LITERATE LOONS (40)      378 450 16 45.7  17/21 LITERATE LOONS (40)       4  4 0
18/18 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      266 332 11 44.5  18-16 MERCENARY INC (94)        4  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   170 224 11 43.1  19/15 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       4 11 0
20/20 FOOD (130)                84 116  3 42.0  20/14 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      4 11 0
21/21 7TH SANCTUM (141)         20  30  0 40.0  21-13 DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)     3  1 0
22/22 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      61  94  2 39.4  22/22 FOOD (130)                3  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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Ah yes, here we are again for another SYP Special Report.  As promised, below you
will find the SYP's list of BEST WARRIORS.  Our selection committee of one has
scoured the tomes of Shadowspire's fight registry to bring you this monumental quasi-
annual listing.  Warriors are selected based upon their Win/Lose record at the time
of graduation (the turn they receive their invitation to the Isle).  In the event of
a tie, a puppy will die.  You have been warned.

                               ****Aimed Blow****

A.E. Housman of Literate Loons (20-10-1/66.67%)
The Small Cat of La Pentarchie (21-11-2/65.63%)
Balliol Blackmoon of Dragonbane Guild (17-9-0/65.38%)

                                  ****Basher****

Mollusquome of La Pentarchie (21-8-2/72.41%)
Five of La Pentarchie (19-9-1/67.86%)
Mouse of Pain of Rodent Clan (14-9-0/60.87%)

                                  ****Lunger****

'76 Gran Torino of American Muscle (15-5-1/75.00%)
Lutherius of Warmasters (18-7-3/72.00%)
Dunnik of Clan Longbeard (17-7-0/70.83%)

                                ****Parry Lunge****

Flor of Cult of Bacchus (26-14-0/65.00%)
Evelyn Waugh of Literate Loons (25-14-1/64.10%)
Clara of House of Hearts (17-11-1/60.71%)

                               ****Parry Riposte****

Holy Shiitake of Otto's Diner (19-6-0/76.00%)
Shaviola of Of Wolf and Man (22-7-0/75.86%)
Wee Beastie of Unholy Knights (17-8-1/68.00%)

                               ****Parry Strike****

Subprime Rib of Otto's Diner (22-12-1/64.71%)
Rosa Klebb of Bond-Age (16-9-9/64.00%)
Marco Polo of Darque Ages (21-13-2/61.76%)

                                  ****Slasher****

Reddig of Clan Longbeard (22-9-0/70.97%)
Fan Zhen of Darque Ages (15-7-1/68.18%)
August of Summerborn (22-11-1/66.67%)

                                  ****Striker****

Hummingbird of Summerborn (16-4-0/80.00%)
'69 Fairlane Cobra of American Muscle (15-5-1/75.00%)
Meda of Cult of Bacchus (23-8-0/74.19%)

                                ****Total Parry****

Low and Away of Capital Cartel (23-4-0/85.19%)
Rat-Loving Cat of La Pentarchie (31-9-0/77.50%)
Burm Wolfsnarl of Big Lake Outcasts (17-5-0/77.27%)

                               ****Wall of Steel****

Copernicus of Darque Ages (18-2-0/90.00%)
Anvil Ironfist of Dragonbane Guild (22-4-0/84.62%)
Consortium? of La Pentarchie (21-7-0/75.00%)

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Your thoughts?  Honestly, if we cared we would have an editorial page.

Valete,

SYP Editor

*No puppies were harmed in the writing of this report... this time.

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THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!
          THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!

     Gather your alliance-mates and friends.  Prepare your warriors and teams.  Turf
War NINE (TW9) is beginning the mid-Feb 2014 turn right after the winter Face in DM47
North Fork (currently MAMBOLAND).
     Alliances -- 2 to 4 teams
     Cost      -- two Rollup CERTS
     Prizes    -- certs, potions, honor & glory
     Length    -- 10 turns
     Moderators -- same old Oz and Master Darque

Rules, including details, are below.
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                                 *TURF WAR 9 RULES*

Starting Mid-Feb 2014 (10 turns)
Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
     1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
     2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
     3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
     1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance.  The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participant's
declaration.  (Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent lack of
Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation in the Turf War.)
     2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
     3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
     1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Unless already
submitted by Captain.  Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the
winning pool of prizes.)
     2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and alliance
they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made on the
D2 Forums or Chatzy will not be accepted.
         a.  No scores will be tabulated until two RSI Gift Certificates are
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
         b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in the
North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the same or
subsequent newsletter by the alliance Captain they will represent.
         c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams or
aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
         d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not properly
declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by Turn 1.  In
other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the Turf War,
and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn 3.  All
conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift
Certificate received.
         e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of the
Turf War.
         f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War and
settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final.  (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
Team Points
    a.  Fights made: (includes DA fights)
1 = 0 points
2 = 0 points
3 = 1 point
4 = 3 points
5 = 5 points
     b.  Wins earned;
1 = 1 point
2 = 3 points
3 = 6 points
4 = 10 points
5 = 15 points
     c.  Champion win = 3 additional points 
     d.  Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)
     e.  Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points
         (If ties, points are split 2/2, 1/1/1, 1/1/1/1, no points if 5+ tie)

Alliance Points (Rounds 1 through 5)
     a. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 3 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9
     b. Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points (if still
tied after that, no points awarded).
Alliance Points (Rounds 6 through 10 as alliance point scoring doubles)
     c. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 6 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 12 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 18
     d. Alliance with most wins per that round = 10 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points if still
tied after that, no points awarded).

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
It is to the team's/alliance's advantage that you do so.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior or the Dark Arena,
may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
same turn.  (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death or
death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a team
at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)

Downchallenges:
     1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior with lesser
recognition points.
     2.  No challenge or bloodfeud by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     3.  No challenge of the Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     4.  Bloodfeuds against warriors with lesser recognition are deemed
downchallenges.

Tournament Considerations:
     1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
     2.  It is an opportunity to gain skills and preferred challenging within the
Turf War.

Special Considerations:
     1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
     2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
     3.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance for
the Turf War VII. The minimum is two (2).
     4.  The Dark Arena may be used at any time without penalty.
     5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the arena
is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by the
gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked to
desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  All prizes, except the
Endu award listed below, and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be awarded to the
Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  It is the
responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
     1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
     2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
     3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
     4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47, no more than two skills per
warrior.
     5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who fights
in all 10 rounds AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a
living warrior from (DM 47) (Endu award)
     6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI.  The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully noting the following concepts/changes:
1. simpler scoring based primarily on wins and fight participation
2. DA is treated as simply another fight
3. Down-challenging is penalized
4. no emphasis/scoring on kills
5. 10 rounds

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SHADOWSPIRE games.  I have begun to suspect trickery 
on the part of THE MOTHERSHIP 011.  How else weeks like this one's 4-1-0?  How else 
the sudden move to 6th team?  Fortune did not smile upon DOC LEGRAND'S LAB this time 
out who this turn suffered a fall into 21st position in the wake of a 0-0-0 round.  
My praise to CLAN LONGBEARD for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a 
skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  LADY ORIEL caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested THETA and was awarded 25 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ADISSA put down MCGREGOR, 
causing him to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  This time out QUARTON 
made his bid for the throne as he challenged BENEDICT in an all out contest of skill 
for possession of the title!  Although QUARTON made a valiant effort, it did not 
suffice to topple the reign of victorious BENEDICT.  Would you believe that over half 
of the old women in SHADOWSPIRE seem to feel that they could fight better than you 
gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city SHADOWSPIRE.  SHADOWSPIRE, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names 
of thy guilds is DRAGONBANE GUILD, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding DRAGONBANE GUILD.  Indeed it was THE MOTHERSHIP 
011.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge 
that many fighters are after OSIRUS.  Watch your back!  I cannot but express pride 
for the fearlessness of LEGIONE STELLA who cast caution to the winds and challenged 
WEEZY, a fighter 26 points higher.  1 points of newly earned recognition and a dose 
of my admiration is what LEGIONE STELLA must now weigh against the defeat which 
resulted.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that 
ROBO posted a challenge against the more highly recognized STORM GIANT.  The results, 
you ask?  Well, the firebrand ROBO was subdued by STORM GIANT.  Remember warriors, 
this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in SHADOWSPIRE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer 
can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAD BORSCHT 1894             18  15  2   123       OTTO'S DINER (96)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SENSUAL SHREW 49             21   9  0   127       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 EREKOSE 1965                 17   4  0   120       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 CAT N TONIC 1870             15  13  2   117       FURRY FURY (25)
-LYCANTHROPIC LYNX 52         20  10  1   108       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 GLABRIO 1800                 22  25  2   103       WARMASTERS (15)
 TOSSED SALAD 1686            19  39  0   101       FOOD (130)
 ONION RINGS 1684             20  38  0   100       FOOD (130)
 QUARTON 827                  20  20  0    97       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 VLAD TEPES 1979              14   4  1    95       DARQUE AGES (29)
 AGORIX 1842                  24  18  2    92       WARMASTERS (15)
 CAEDMON 1873                 22  14  0    92       DARQUE AGES (29)
 STORM GIANT 1819             23  22  0    91       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 INGRAT 1805                  22  25  0    91       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MYNOCK MAELSTROM 2006         9   4  1    88       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 EDNA MILLAY 1834             18  26  0    87       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SANTA CLAUS 1966             14   7  2    87       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 AL ZHEIMER 1886              18  15  0    85       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 THE DRONE 1862               18  20  1    84       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 HENRY MILLER 1846            12  29  1    83       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 EYE OF THE DEEP 1923         16  13  2    82       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 LADY ORIEL 1984              13   3  0    82       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 THETA 123                    15  10  2    73       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 MAIMONIDES 1987               8   8  0    73       DARQUE AGES (29)
 RAMIRUS 1935                 17   9  0    72       WARMASTERS (15)
 GAMBLE 1635                  17  19  0    70       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 FULL MOON SWOON 127          15  10  0    70       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 DIABOLOS 1156                10   7  1    69       SOME KINDA HATE (102)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBO 1158                     9   8  2    66       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 ROADKILL SURPRISE 1920       12  11  0    64       FURRY FURY (25)
 GRIMSTONES 1937              10  15  0    63       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 ADISSA 1949                  12  11  0    61       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BRAIN EATER 1161             12   4  0    60       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 BERSERKER MU 2025             6   4  0    60       7TH SANCTUM (141)
 AELA FIREBLADE 975           11  19  0    57       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRINDLE BADGER 2004          10   3  0    55       FURRY FURY (25)
 CASSIOPEIA 2005               8   4  0    54       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-MYSTIC MEERKAT 2020           7   1  0    54       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAULIN' OATS 1957            11  11  1    53       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 GORSHOK 1159                  8   9  3    49       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 THE SEAMSTRESS 986            9  21  0    48       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 BEORDIN 1980                  8   8  0    48       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 OSIRUS 2016                   7   4  0    48       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BILEDRIVER 324               10  11  0    45       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 JIVARO FRIENDLY 2056          4   2  0    41       ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)
 GARBAGE TRUCK 1994            7   6  0    40       ROGUES DEN (140)
 MCGREGOR 2013                 6   5  1    39       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DRIZKILL 2012                 5   5  0    39       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 QUIGLEY 2055                  4   3  0    37       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 YORKE 2085                    4   0  0    37       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-MR ORANGE 1065                8   3  0    36       MERCENARY INC (94)
 BEAR NAKED 2052               5   2  0    36       FURRY FURY (25)
-MR. GREEN 1118                7   3  0    34       MERCENARY INC (94)
 FURIO 5 1998                  6   7  1    34       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MR PINK 1062                  5   6  1    33       MERCENARY INC (94)
-MR BLUE 1064                  4   7  0    33       MERCENARY INC (94)
 BIL URSAG 2067                2   3  1    33       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
 WEEZY 2048                    5   2  0    31       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 DEVOEAUX 2049                 4   3  0    30       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 NIGHTLEAF 2008                7   5  1    29       ROGUES DEN (140)
 MACHO NACHO 2062              3   3  1    29       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 VILMAR 2105                   2   0  0    29       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MOROS 1839                    4   5  1    28       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 MONOCEROS 2034                4   5  0    28       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 REXILIA 2075                  3   2  0    28       ROGUES DEN (140)
 HEADBANGER ONE 2082           3   1  0    28       ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)
-MISTRESS MINK 1988            7   5  1    27       DOC LEGRAND'S LAB (6)
 CHAKOR 1840                   4   5  0    27       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 VRATH 2026                    6   4  1    26       ROGUES DEN (140)
 BARBAROSSA 2098               2   0  0    25       DARQUE AGES (29)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMBLE PIE 2061               3   3  0    23       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 HOWLER ARIES 2023             5   5  0    20       7TH SANCTUM (141)
 CHOP CHOP 2058                3   3  1    20       ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)
 BOWO 2084                     3   1  0    20       7TH SANCTUM (141)
 PSEUDO DRAGON 2014            4   7  0    19       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BLINK DOG 2066                3   3  0    18       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 FLEUR DU MAL 2059             3   3  0    18       ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)
 FIRE FANG MUTT 1188           4   5  0    17       RAGNAROK'S WOLVES (21)
-MR. PURPLE 1137               3   6  0    17       MERCENARY INC (94)
 COMA PATROL 2093              2   1  0    17       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 LORD PEMBROKE 2047            4   4  0    16       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BLAGO GRUNGE 2089             2   1  0    16       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 NIGE FISHNUT 2090             1   2  0    11       ME CUT YOUR HEAD (144)
 CAELUM 2041                   1   7  0    10       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 DRY MOUTH MAX 2072            2   3  0     9       FURRY FURY (25)
 SUPER COLLIDER 2094           2   1  0     9       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 NIMROD 2103                   2   0  0     9       THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
 AXEL VON SPIRE 2068           1   4  0     7       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 KUCHISAKE-ONNA 2091           1   2  0     6       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 GUY DE CHAULIC 2097           1   1  1     5       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LEGIONE STELLA 2100           0   2  0     2       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 PRILL 2108                    0   1  0     1       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 GERYON 2109                   0   1  0     1       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 PESTO JELLO 2106              0   1  0     1       OTTO'S DINER (96)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOB 2110                0  1 0 7TH SANCTUM 141      WURM KIN              177  NONE
NEGAGHOUL 2022          2  5 0 7TH SANCTUM 141      VRATH 2026            174  REVENGED
PSI KNUCKLE 2087        1  2 0 7TH SANCTUM 141      BLACK ORC             177  NONE
MARG KRALEWSKI 2086     2  2 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 MOROS 1839            177   
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  NOT REVENGED
GRAHAM GREENE 2096      0  2 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    GUY DE CHAULIC 2097   176   
EXTREME ASHCAN 2107     0  1 0 ROGUES DEN 140       BLACK ORC             177  NONE
AQUIA MALLEOS 2099      0  2 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   CHOP CHOP 2058        177   
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  JUST REVENGED
MINTAURO 2080           1  3 0 WARMASTERS 15        MACHO NACHO 2062      177   
SENECA 2081             1  3 0 WARMASTERS 15        STONE GOLEM           177  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Doc -- What happened?  Was the strain of having to write a DM Column more than you
could handle? -- DeGotti

Darque, LP & Den -- Your warriors suck at teaching skills! -- DeGotti

Sherman -- I hope it doesn't take you another 6-8 turns to come up with another
warrior name! -- DeGotti

Kid Arcane/Search the sky -- Death is a risk all warriors face, these aren't Nerf
swords they are swinging after all.  If you think mean old Diabolos was out of line
for doing what true warriors do, you should perhaps rethink your participation in the
gladiatorial arts.

As far as the timing goes, it's sheer hapenstance.  Starry Void was in the wrong
place at the right time, a warrior doomed by inept management by your own admission.
But if you think I cleverly waited until your most senior warrior was gone before
sending an assassin forth you think too much of yourself.  Honestly your team is
beneath my notice. -- Mordraith MGR Some Kinda Hate
P.S.  If you insist on seeking vengence, feel free, but know that my warriors will
not stay their hands from the deathblow.

Shadowspire -- You like me!  You REALLY like me! -- Diabolos

Cassiopeia -- *laughs hysterically* -- Robo
P.S.  If this is the best your manager has to offer...

All -- Catching up ads. -- Visionist

Liquid Len -- Head hunting must be a sport around here. -- Ghost of Ulrich

Lord Pembroke -- Nice back and forth fight, till we meet again. -- Quigley

Pseudo Dragon -- You must have the hardest head in town! -- Osirus

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SENECA was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PSI KNUCKLE was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
EXTREME ASHCAN was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
BOB was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
GLABRIO overpowered BIL URSAG in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
BAD BORSCHT devastated AGORIX in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title brawl.
QUARTON was defeated by BENEDICT in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
MYNOCK MAELSTROM handily defeated ROADKILL SURPRISE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
THE DRONE viciously subdued FULL MOON SWOON in a 3 minute expert's Challenge duel.
VLAD TEPES viciously subdued EDNA MILLAY in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
EYE OF THE DEEP was savagely defeated by ONION RINGS in a 2 minute Challenge match.
GRIMSTONES was defeated by RAMIRUS in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge match.
ROBO was overcome by STORM GIANT in a exciting 6 minute Challenge contest.
BRINDLE BADGER luckily beat BEORDIN in a 7 minute gory Challenge brawl.
BERSERKER MU handily defeated DRIZKILL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
BRAIN EATER won victory over HAULIN' OATS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge bout.
BILEDRIVER won victory over FURIO 5 in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
THE SEAMSTRESS was outlasted by OSIRUS in a unpopular 10 minute Challenge brawl.
QUIGLEY devastated HOWLER ARIES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GORSHOK subdued BEAR NAKED in a exciting 1 minute Challenge bout.
HUMBLE PIE overpowered AXEL VON SPIRE in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LEGIONE STELLA was devastated by WEEZY in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BLAGO GRUNGE overpowered DRY MOUTH MAX in a popular 4 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MARG KRALEWSKI was easily killed by MOROS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
KUCHISAKE-ONNA was viciously subdued by MONOCEROS in a 4 minute brutal Challenge bout.
VILMAR defeated BLINK DOG in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
MINTAURO was slaughtered by MACHO NACHO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
COMA PATROL vanquished CAELUM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GUY DE CHAULIC was demolished by REXILIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
AQUIA MALLEOS was slaughtered by CHOP CHOP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
EREKOSE overcame TOSSED SALAD in a action packed 5 minute brutal master's bout.
CABICHON overpowered DIABOLOS in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
AL ZHEIMER was overpowered by CAT N TONIC in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GAMBLE was defeated by INGRAT in a exciting 1 minute veteran's fight.
MAIMONIDES was beaten by HENRY MILLER in a exciting 1 minute fray.
SANTA CLAUS devastated AELA FIREBLADE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
THETA was subdued by LADY ORIEL in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brutal match.
CAEDMON handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ADISSA demolished MCGREGOR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
CASSIOPEIA vanquished HEADBANGER ONE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
NIGHTLEAF was viciously subdued by JIVARO FRIENDLY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
YORKE viciously subdued CHAKOR in a 2 minute brutal duel.
FLEUR DU MAL was overpowered by GARBAGE TRUCK in a 1 minute uneven battle.
DEVOEAUX devastated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LORD PEMBROKE was outwaited by BOWO in a popular 11 minute conflict.
VRATH bested PSEUDO DRAGON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome match.
FIRE FANG MUTT was handily defeated by BARBAROSSA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SUPER COLLIDER defeated PESTO JELLO in a 1 minute novice's battle.
NIMROD unbelievably bested PRILL in a 3 minute gruesome novice's bout.
NIGE FISHNUT overpowered GERYON in a 1 minute uneven competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         TOTAL PARRY       69 -  56 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-LUNGE       38 -  33 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                    11         LUNGING ATTACK    55 -  49 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         PARRY-STRIKE      45 -  42 -  2      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         WALL OF STEEL     36 -  34 -  3      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     33 -  33 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        39 -  40 -  5      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         SLASHING ATTACK   50 -  59 -  3      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         STRIKING ATTACK   68 -  82 -  8      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         BASHING ATTACK    43 -  65 -  1      40  |

Turn 177 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:

TOTAL PARRY        7 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  6         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  6         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  9         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  7         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  5                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BAD BORSCHT 1894           18  15  2  123 OTTO'S DINER (96)
TOTAL PARRY      EREKOSE 1965               17   4  0  120 THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (128)
BASHING ATTACK   CAT N TONIC 1870           15  13  2  117 FURRY FURY (25)
LUNGING ATTACK   VLAD TEPES 1979            14   4  1   95 DARQUE AGES (29)
PARRY-STRIKE     AGORIX 1842                24  18  2   92 WARMASTERS (15)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAEDMON 1873               22  14  0   92 DARQUE AGES (29)
STRIKING ATTACK  MYNOCK MAELSTROM 2006       9   4  1   88 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
WALL OF STEEL    EYE OF THE DEEP 1923       16  13  2   82 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
AIMED BLOW       YORKE 2085                  4   0  0   37 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
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 LORD PEMBROKE 2047.  The ten other most popular fighters were TOSSED SALAD 
1686, THETA 123, ROBO 1158, GRIMSTONES 1937, HAULIN' OATS 1957, DRY MOUTH MAX 2072, 
THE DRONE 1862, VLAD TEPES 1979, ONION RINGS 1684, and WEEZY 2048.

The least popular fighter this week was OSIRUS 2016.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE SEAMSTRESS 986, BRINDLE BADGER 2004, BOWO 2084, GERYON 2109, PESTO 
JELLO 2106, FIRE FANG MUTT 1188, PSEUDO DRAGON 2014, FLEUR DU MAL 2059, CHAKOR 1840, 
and NIGHTLEAF 2008.

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

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

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LIII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE SMALL CAT 74 (51-32-2)             1  4  0         LA PENTARCHIE        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TING-TING 776 (42-24-0)                4  3  0         FUCHI OWNED          
DEXTER MORGAN 452 (51-40-0)            3  3  0         DEVIATION            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MACEO 928 (35-29-1)                    3  3  0         FUCHI OWNED          
FIDGET 1403 (20-13-2)                  0  3  0         LA PENTARCHIE        
ODDJOB 1766 (28-17-0)                  0  1  0         BOND-AGE             
ORC CHOPS 490 (27-18-0)                0  3  0         FUCHI OWNED