Date   : 12/24/2014    Duedate: 01/06/2015


DM-81    TURN-208

This Weeks Top Honors


(81-2144) [21-7-0,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WICKED MARTYRS (148)           
(81-2144) [21-7-0,131]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAHBI                          RUMMER
(81-621) [15-23-1,85]          (81-2320) [1-0-0,11]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)      47
2. WICKED MARTYRS (148)        41      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. PRAY THE GODS (155)         38      Unchartered Team
4. ABOMINATION (146)           32
5. WAR MACHINE (26)            23      PRAY THE GODS (155)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*PRAY THE GODS (155)        3   2  0 60.0   1/ 4 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     11  4 0
 2/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       584 437 21 57.2   2/ 3 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      10  5 0
 3/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      358 277 11 56.4   3/ 5 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       9  4 0
 4/ 3 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      78  61  4 56.1   4/ 1 WARMASTERS (15)           9  5 0
 5/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    552 480 15 53.5   5/ 2 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    9  6 1
 6- 5 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    118 105 11 52.9   6/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     8  7 0
 7- 6 OTTO'S DINER (96)        371 349 16 51.5   7/ 7 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      7  3 0
 8- 7 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      527 501 21 51.3   8/ 9 ABOMINATION (146)         7  8 2
 9/ 8 WARMASTERS (15)          521 498 36 51.1   9/13 THE COMMODORES (150)      6  9 1
10/ 0 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)   150 150  4 50.0  10-10 ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)    5  3 0
11/11 THE COMMODORES (150)      49  56  1 46.7  11/ 0 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    4  1 0
12/10 LITERATE LOONS (40)      429 492 18 46.6  12- 8 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       4  5 1
13/12 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      336 413 13 44.9  13-11 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     4  6 1
14/14 ABOMINATION (146)         61  77  8 44.2  14/12 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        4 10 0
15-13 ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)    55  71  2 43.7  15/14 WAR MACHINE (26)          4 10 0
16/15 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   227 319 17 41.6  16/ 0*PRAY THE GODS (155)       3  2 0
17/16 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      83 121  3 40.7  17-15 OTTO'S DINER (96)         3  7 0
18/17 WAR MACHINE (26)          65 112  8 36.7  18/18 INEBRIATION (27)          3 12 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 INEBRIATION (27)          33  74  4 30.8  19/17 LITERATE LOONS (40)       2  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                  Christmas Party

     Atop its wide knoll, that glittering cylinder of stone and glass known as The
Acropolis rose steadfastly against the clear, brisk chill of the winter night.  Its
flat, tiled rooftop was crowded with knots of people seated at covered tables or
huddled under wide canopies near blazing fires set up in massive portable iron
troughs.  Many races and customs were present.  Some sipped steaming mugs of sweet,
spicy, alcoholic concoctions; others gnawed at platters of pastries or trays of meat-
filled hors d'oeuvres. A cacophony of boisterous voices and laughter, coupled with a
sense of unforced cheerfulness, seemed to envelop the tower.
     Meanwhile the staff, wearing heavy red felt uniforms trimmed with white fur,
with small silver bells sewn into the cuffs of their sleeves and leggings, scampered
and jingled purposefully between the tables and the kitchen tucked within the
gargantuan hollow pillar at the center of the roof.
     One pair of revelers sat apart from the bulk of the festivities, choosing
instead to sit at a table aligned next to the gently curving fence along the
northwest parapet.  A stout glowing brazier sat between them, warming their legs and
feet as they faced each other.  The table was covered with half a dozen promising
trays covered with highly polished domes.  A smaller brazier sat on the table also; a
pair of large kettles gurgled merrily atop its grate.
     "Okay," nodded Havoc.  He raised his deep mug in a mock salute to his companion,
then made a wide, sweeping gesture.  He managed, somehow, not to spill anything.  "I
wouldn't've believed it, but okay. Ya know how to throw a PARTY."
     The Arcane Kid made a dry chuckle as Havoc guzzled from his mug. "I'm glad
you're enjoying yourself."
     "Oh hell yeah!" Havoc wiped his mouth with his cloak and made his salute again.
"We swept the competition last turn, and even earned a little coin! Now yer givin'
this little shindig. It's a good night!"
     Arcane's narrow face split in a wide smile.  Havoc made note of it; it didn't
happen very often.
     "How are the other guests? No problems?"
     "Let's find out." Havoc tapped his mug against one of the domed tray covers.  A
dull ringing sounded.  Within seconds, jingling and jangling, springing from out of
the busy stream of staff and guests, a young girl dashed  to their table.  A series
of minute silver bells were woven into her pony-tail.  They tinkled and twinkled in
the lamplight as they swung from under her cap.
     "Yes sir?" Her words made white puffy clouds that temporarily distracted Havoc.
He smiled at the girl, almost leering, and nodded his blocky head in Arcane's
     "Hey, Donna!  The host is, uh," Havoc paused to take another swallow and smack
his lips in appreciation. "Uh, he's gotta question." He gestured with his mug.
     Donna nodded and turned a speculative eye toward the Kid.
     "I merely wish to know how things stand," smiled Arcane with a reassuring wave
of his hand.  "As the host, I feel obliged to ask: are there any problems I should
know about?"
     The girl pursed her lips and shook her head; the bells in her hair rang out a
soft, bright tune. "All the preparations were completed this morning; every menu item
you specified has been provided, I assure you."
     "Felix has taught you well," chuckled Arcane.  "What about some of the more -
exotic - requests?  Any problems?"
     The girl's eyes had never left the Kid's, but now they dipped for a moment.
     "No sir, though there were a few - snags." Donna swallowed and eked out an
intriguing smile; her eyes once again met Arcane's  glowing orbs.  "But, it was
nothing we couldn't handle."
     "Snags?" Havoc put his mug down and raised a dome.  A cloud of warm air misted
up from several layers of small toasted bread cups, filled with cubes of various
meats and partially melted cheeses. "What snags?"
     "Sir, as I said: we have the situation under control."
     "Really?"  Havoc and Arcane traded a brief glance.  Donna's eyes darted back and
forth between them.
     "For instance?" The Kid gestured in encouragement.  Havoc popped one of the meat
cakes into his mouth and growled appreciatively.  Donna made a deep sigh of
resignation.  She stepped a bit closer to the table and warmed her hands at the
     "Well, you seem to know your guests." The girl sighed again and smiled into the
bright red coals.  "For some, like those Furry gentlemen, only raw meat would do."
     Havoc laughed as he refilled his mug from the burbling kettle.
     "But it had to be freshly killed, and they insisted on wild venison, so
capturing a few live specimens--"
     "I'll bet tha' cos' a pre'y penny!" muttered Havoc through a mouth full of food.
     "Shipping and handling charges, you understand," nodded Donna over her shoulder.
     "Yes," agreed Arcane.  "I should have seen that one coming."
     "And the, uh, Monster group... that's just a name for their club, yes?"
     "What is it, Donna?"
     "Well... their demands included raw meat as well, but they weren't quite so...
choosy.  In fact, they wanted meat that was a bit... rancid."
     "Mere publicity stunt," Arcane assured her. "I wouldn't worry about it.
Anything else?"
     "That special guest arrived, the one you wanted us to look out for."
     "Yeah?" Havoc gave the Kid a strange look.  "An' who might that be?"
     Arcane winked at Havoc and waved a slim white hand in dismissal.
     "Did the gentleman talk to himself?  Did he seem distracted?"
     "Oh, yes," Donna nodded.  "He seemed to be having multiple conversations with,
uh, himself."
     "I'm glad he made it to the party," smiled Arcane.
     "He called himself a concert?" Donna's raised eyebrows caused Havoc and the Kid
to break out into big smiles.
     "THE Consortium," chuckled Havoc.
     "Um, yes, well... 'The Consortium' insisted on the largest table available."
     The Kid shrugged and pantomimed surprise . Havoc lifted his grizzled face from
the warm vapors rising from his mug.
     "What's so odd 'bout that?"
     The girl clamped her lips together in a tight smile and rolled her pretty brown
eyes. "Well, he's just ONE guest..."
     Arcane's smile evaporated. The girl raised her palms in protest.
     "We gave him one of the larger tables, sir, but we couldn't give him the
     "Why not?" The Kid's voice was as icy as the breezes gusting across the roof.
"He's one of the oldest managers, representing dozens of teams!"
     Donna returned to warming her hands.  She tilted her head and peered closely
into the coals.  Then she made a deft move and, lifting the gurgling kettle, she
began pouring a steaming purple fluid into Havoc's tall cup.  She replaced the kettle
carefully on the table with a rueful smile.
     "If that overcooks, it tastes absolutely horrible," she explained.
     "It can also become somewhat toxic," frowned the Kid.  "But that doesn't answer
my question.  I gave strict instructions when I made my reservations, didn't I?"
     The girl put her back to the table and the brazier, but continued to rub her
hands nervously.
     "Well sir, the party from Warmasters sort of - commandeered it, I guess."
     Havoc choked a little as he drank.  The girl and Arcane watched him cough his
way through it.
     "That little punk took the biggest table for hisself?"  The girl nodded and
     "He invited several other managers to sit with him, too.  A Mr. Mordraith, I
believe? And others.  Some of the managers, or their fighters, accepted his
invitation, while some... well, they asked to be seated at their own table."
     Arcane smiled and looked up into the starry sky.
     "Yes, yes.  I have no doubt that he did.  It's just his style."
     "That table is mostly full, you see, sir.  We couldn't justify evicting them for
just one manager." The girl rubbed her hands together.  "Even for someone as well-
known as... 'The Consortium'."
     "But he DID take a table?" Arcane's eyes glowed bright into the girl's face.
     "Oh, YES sir.  Of course. Right between the pastry table and sushi island.  He
seemed to be most pleased with it."
     "Hmmmm." The Kid dropped his eyes to the brazier at his feet.  "Any other
     "As I said sir, these aren't really 'problems' as such." Donna gave a slight
shiver and glanced up into the starry night sky. "Just little hiccups, that's all.
Like those folks from Otto's Diner, say."  Havoc paused from his drinking to stare.
     "They've made some - unkind, and critical - comments about the food and drink
that have hurt some feelings," Donna chuckled.  "But they cleaned their plates like
everyone else."  Havoc put down his tankard and laughed and clapped his hands.
     "I'll bet!"
     "What about Master Darque? I thought I saw one of his henchmen wandering about.
Any problems there?"
     Donna shook her head and made a small frown. She continued rubbing her hands
over the tabletop brazier while Havoc and Arcane traded glances.
     "I don't know much about Master Darque, except by reputation, of course." The
girl's ponytail chimed as she cast a nervous look over her shoulder.  Her voice
dropped to a husky whisper. "We had to order out for his people." Her eyes were
fasted to the Kid's glowing orbs.
     "Yes," nodded Arcane.  "The Bloodwine, I suspect?"
     Donna nodded and swallowed. "Served heated and, well..." she looked around
again. "Somebody said that there was REAL blood in it, Mr. Arcane, and-"
     "Never mind, never mind," the Kid smiled and waved away her concerns.
     "But sir, the bottle had a silver cap with a seal that -"
     "It's all right!" Donna was startled silent.  The Kid took a deep breath and
smiled, tilting his head in a small bow.
     "I'm sorry," he said.  "I expected that some of the requests would be -
challenging.  That's why I contacted Felix about having the party at The Acropolis.
I thought you people could handle it."
     "Oh, yes." The girl swallowed and took a deep breath of her own. "Yes, of course
we can, sir. As I said. Everyone seems to be happy with the menu you provided, and we
are endeavoring to meet any unexpected requests as speedily as possible."
     The Kid reached out and took the girl's hand in his.  Havoc popped another meat
cake into his mouth, but kept his eyes on the exchange.  He saw the small pouch pass
from the Kid's hand to Donna's, and there was that faint heft, that squeeze of
appraisal followed by the tight grasp and sudden disappearance of the pouch that made
Havoc grunt in unwilling admiration.
     "I trust you to do your best," beamed Arcane.  "But if you have any problems,
please let me know."
     "Yes sir." Donna bowed, spun, and darted back into the stream of guests and
staff a few meters away. Havoc refilled his mug while the Arcane Kid leaned back in
his plush chair and stared up into the night sky in silent contemplation.  After a
several minutes of silence, Havoc tapped the table with his tankard to get the Kid's
     "Well, it seems like yer party is cookin' okay, so what's yer problem now?"
     Arcane's eyes slid away from the sky and fastened to Havoc stern face.  He made
another dry chuckle.
     "I wanted to show you something tonight.  I think you'll be... interested, at
     "Yeah?" Havoc sat up a little straighter.
     "Yes.  You see that?" The Kid pointed into the sky. Havoc followed his gaze.
"It's called the moon," Havoc frowned.
     Arcane smirked.  He stood and pointed again.  "Try to the right of the moon.
About a hand's breath.  What do you see?"
     Havoc stood up, at first a bit unsteadily, then he took a few deep breaths,
seeming to become more sober with each one.  He tilted his head and carefully
scrutinized the celestial canopy above him.  He noted a small, bright, pulsing light
that seemed to carry a tail, like a distant comet.
     Havoc pointed to it. "The light w' the tail?"
     "Yes," nodded Arcane.  "That's the one. Comes around this time every year, but
it's not a comet."
     Havoc shot the Kid a quizzical look, then craned his head and tried to get a
better look at the light.
     "What is it then?"
     "We believe it's a star, though the Outworlder has never been able to follow it
for too long, nor can we focus our instruments on it."
     "Wha'?  That fancy ship of yours can't figger it out?"
     "No, but then there are many things on Alistari that just don't make sense, from
a scientific viewpoint."
     Havoc grinned at the Kid and crossed his thick arms across his barrel chest.
     "Don't like it, do ya? Yeah, ya ain't got ALL the answers, I guess, huh?"
     Arcane sighed and looked down at his ornately tooled leather boots.  He made a
half-hearted smile at Havoc and raised his hand in a mock salute.
     "Yes, yes.  I am just another ignorant traveler, gathering experiences and
sorting through them for knowledge."
     "Oh brother," growled Havoc, rolling his eyes.
     "But -- you might find this interesting."  Arcane crossed his slim arms across
his narrow chest; his elf-cloak wrapped itself around his body.  The Kid wore that
amused half-smile that irritated Havoc more than anything else.
     "What ya got?" Havoc demanded.
     "Pull your dagger and plunge it into the table," said Arcane.  The half-smile
had disappeared; his face wore that serious look that sometimes made Havoc uneasy.
"Put everything into it.  You should pretend that it is your worst enemy - your most
hated foe.  You want to kill him and end the conflict."  Arcane spread his cloak with
his hands and held them out to Havoc, palms up.  "Go on!  Do it!"
     Havoc looked at the table with a suspicious squint.  He crouched and looked
under the table, but all seemed normal.
     "Go on.  Don't worry."
     Havoc took another deep breath, dropping his hand to the thick, sturdy poniard
at his back.  He paused, then with an effort, pulled his dagger and looked at it,
almost as if he'd never seen it before.  Havoc looked at the Kid, who was nodding to
     "Yes.  Yes, the old legends are true, it would seem."
     "Wha' old legends?"
     "This... star, or comet, or whatever it is, only comes around one night every
year.  When it does, it seems to have a strange effect on people."
     "Strange?" Havoc stuck the poniard into the table and left it quivering there.
     "You didn't use a lot of force there," noted Arcane.  "You should have been able
to bury half the blade, or more, into the table."
     "Maybe I don't wanna play yer silly game!" Havoc scowled.  He lifted his tankard
and pulled a swallow from it, but then he placed it back onto the table and faced the
Kid again.  "What is it?"
     "I don't know, exactly," shrugged the Arcane Kid.  He stepped next to the rail
at the edge of the tower as he stared up into the sky.  "The influence of this light
is varied and brief, but it seems to take away from the impulse to hurt others.
Angry passions seem to fade.  Weapons seem - heavier."  He glanced at Havoc and
offered a sheepish shake of his head.  "And so, sometimes, do the souls of some of
the deeper thinkers weigh more heavily within them."
     Havoc rolled his eyes again and turned away, but he didn't resume his seat.  He
looked up at the light for several moments without speaking.
     "It makes me feel... funny," muttered Havoc as he kept his eyes on the streaming
light. "Is it magic, Kid?"
     "I don't think so," whispered Arcane.  "But I know I don't want anyone to get
hurt tonight, and I don't want to even think about death and the arena for now.  I
just want to..." He wound down and sighed in frustration.
     Havoc barked out a loud laugh and resumed his seat.
     "Well, we're havin' a party tonight, right?  Who's got time to think 'bout that
     The Kid smiled and bowed his head, then he too resumed his seat.
     "You're right, of course.

     Party at the Acropolis

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ah, it is good to have a Guild member back on the throne on Shadowspire.  It has
been a long and hard road so far for both Axel and myself.  We are, perhaps, a bit
lucky that the boss wants a slasher grad.  But whatever the reason Nomad keeps
sending me out, I keep doing my best to get wins.  And sometimes it works.  Like last
turn when I took out Slim Chance.  But I'll take the wins however I can get them at
this point.
     So, who will get the shot at the title this turn?  Good question.  It seems the
boss has some things to deal with elsewhere, so the entire team is running on
maintenance for the turn.  So no challenges from the top.  Who will be lucky enough
to get theirs through?  Good question.  And important as well.  It is some bad timing
for me to get no challenges this turn--there are those in the CCs I'm pretty sure I
can beat.  And also those that might have a good shot at taking my title.  This would
have been a good time for a challenge.
     But for now I remain,
               Duelmaster of Shadowspire

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  WICKED 
MARTYRS now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  A stormcloud is 
brewing over the CLAN LONGBEARD guildhouse.  Rumor says any more weeks like this ones 
0-0-0 may send the team to the Dark Arena.  Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 outing, THE 
COMMODORES has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  It looks like the guys(?) at 
WICKED MARTYRS had a good week as they went 4-1-0 to put them in 1st place.  I guess 
steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch out for BRONKO, who flew up 25 points in the 
rankings after mashing BLINK DOG like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was BLINK DOG, who dropped 26 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with BRONKO.  Drawing on all of his experience 
as a 20-7-0 warrior, MICKEY SLIM went for the Duelmastership against MCGREGOR this 
week.  In front of all the crowds, MICKEY SLIM took the Duelmaster's crown for his 
own.  I give the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so 
try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that THE COMMODORES was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of THE COMMODORES' warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like 
to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause WARMASTERS beats feet every time THE 
COMMODORES smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece 
of DIRE PATIENCE, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  In a touching display 
by a 'touched' warrior, DIRTY WHITE MOTHER went after BLOODY JAKE, who was higher by 
24 points.  Well, when the dust settled, DIRTY WHITE MOTHER won victory over BLOODY 
JAKE.  DICKY TOURVILLE of BIG LAKE OUTCASTS had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 14 points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought DICKY TOURVILLE 
showed great skill and promise when he was beat by RINGO DEATHSTAR.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Big deal, so RED CLAY CLOD got 
mashed in the Dark Arena.  With his face he was more at home with the trolls than 
with us. (Waka waka).  Well, the arena is no place for slow learners (and hopefully 
T.P.s) and POLITELKOREKNES demonstrated that very violently on MAD SCIENTIST's body.  
In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, WICKED ALL REDD  was mashed by THE 
SEAMSTRESS, who let WICKED ALL REDD know that killing members of BIG LAKE OUTCASTS is 
a no-no.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very 
important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in SHADOWSPIRE have 
no sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make 
some tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud 
boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MICKEY SLIM 2144             21   7  0   131       WICKED MARTYRS (148)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SEAMSTRESS 986           19  42  1   120       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-GERON 2139                   15  12  0   108       ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)
 JUIBLEX 2274                 10   1  0   103       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BLAGO GRUNGE 2089            24  10  0    98       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DJEREE THE DJERK 623         19  19  0    98       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 BRONKO 560                   10   8  0    98       WAR MACHINE (26)
 MCGREGOR 2013                18  24  1    94       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RING LARDNER 2183            15   9  0    90       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 AXEL VON SPIRE 2068          16  20  1    89       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LOST LETTER 2188             15   8  0    89       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-SLIM CHANCE 2157             16   8  1    87       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 DIRTY WHITE MOTHER 2145      16  12  1    85       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 BAHBI 621                    15  23  1    85       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
-OSIRUS 2016                  20  21  0    84       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-APYKO 2136                   14  13  0    82       ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)
 MARBARITA 2146               15  13  0    80       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 MYKUL 1018                   12  14  0    78       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 BLINK DOG 2066               16  21  1    77       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BLOODY JAKE 369              15  17  2    76       WAR MACHINE (26)
 POUDREUX 2187                12  11  0    73       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2132         14  14  1    71       ABOMINATION (146)
 HADRIAN 2255                 11   3  0    71       WARMASTERS (15)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIME RICKEY 2147             15  13  1    66       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 POLITELKOREKNES 2227         12   7  3    66       ABOMINATION (146)
 OBAMACARE 2134               11  17  2    66       ABOMINATION (146)
-ORC FOOD 2306                 4   1  1    66       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 29 PALMS 2156                10  16  2    64       ABOMINATION (146)
 DIRE PATIENCE 2232            7  11  1    63       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-THELONIUS 2174               15   8  1    62       WARMASTERS (15)
 KIMBHULEE 1019               16  10  0    60       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 BAD ROLL-UPS 2130            13  14  0    60       ABOMINATION (146)
-MR BRAIN SMASHER 2234         7   8  0    60       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 TROG 466                     12  14  0    59       WAR MACHINE (26)
 MONOCEROS 2034                8  11  1    59       SEARCH THE SKY (136)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGRIPPA 2161                 14  12  1    56       WARMASTERS (15)
 DRUECKE SPACE 2252           11   3  0    54       THE COMMODORES (150)
 CALIGULA 2233                10   8  0    48       WARMASTERS (15)
-KETOS 2138                    9  18  0    45       ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)
 NERO 2257                     8   5  0    45       WARMASTERS (15)
 DAVE LEBEIS 2237             13   3  0    43       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 GNOMETRADAMUS 2225           12   6  1    43       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SKILORD 2186                  9  14  0    42       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 GARGANTIA 2300                5   1  0    39       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-DR. CHUD 2206                 9  10  0    37       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 ALLEZLES KEUS 2256            8   5  0    34       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 WRECKLESS FURY 2267           6   6  0    34       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIMO HAYHA 2261               5   6  0    34       SOME KINDA HATE (102)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RINGO DEATHSTAR 2310          2   2  0    33       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 HAVANA BLACK 561              7  11  0    32       WAR MACHINE (26)
 LEGIONE STELLA 2100           5   7  0    30       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-SOME KINDA PATE 2224          5  14  0    29       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BROOSS 1287                   2   1  0    29       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 CREDITS 2280                  6   4  0    25       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SHAMINO 2285                  4   5  0    25       THE COMMODORES (150)
 RALF JONES 2339               3   0  1    25       THE COMMODORES (150)
 MAELSTROM 2299                1   5  0    25       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-PAVIL 2270                    6   5  0    24       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DICKY TOURVILLE 2276          6   5  0    23       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 WICKED ALL REDD 2315          2   3  1    23       INEBRIATION (27)
 WHISPER 2325                  3   0  0    21       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 DRAGONSCYTHE 2340             2   1  0    19       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-WHITT 2295                    4   3  0    18       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 NAGA 2281                     4   6  0    18       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ASTRI 2288                    4   3  0    15       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-VICTUS 2271                   3   6  0    15       ANTHROPOS KRATOS (147)
-OMFUG 2341                    1   0  1    12       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 SLOW GINNY 2327               3   1  0    11       INEBRIATION (27)
 RUMMER 2320                   1   0  0    11       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 LISHCHKA 2322                 1   0  0    11       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 BLUE DRAGON 2332              3   1  0    10       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-SLURPY JOE 2330               1   2  0     7       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-HAKUNA FRITTATA 2307          1   4  0     7       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 ROCKFORD 2317                 1   4  0     7       THE COMMODORES (150)
 PACHEM 2323                   1   0  0     5       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 SAILOR JEFFRY 2338            0   3  0     3       INEBRIATION (27)
 ALISTER SIN 2334              0   2  0     2       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 GOTHMOG 2345                  0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 LE CHRURGIEN 2342             0   1  0     1       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 DAGN 2319                     0   1  0     1       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 SMOOTH HOPERATOR 2344         0   1  0     1       INEBRIATION (27)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ULFORD 2294             4  3 1 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    29 PALMS 2156         207   
DERYN 2286              2  2 1 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    BLOODY JAKE 369       204  REVENGED
KONSTANTIN 2190         7 13 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13  MONOCEROS 2034        205   
ADMIRAL NELSON 2337     0  2 0 INEBRIATION 27       OMFUG 2341            207   
TRIPLE SEC 2314         0  5 0 INEBRIATION 27       MOUNTAIN TROLL        208  NONE
SON OF SEITAN 2180     12 11 2 OTTO'S DINER 96      THE SEAMSTRESS 986    207   
FEN 2321                0  1 0 PRAY THE GODS 155    BLACK ORC             208  NONE
OOLONG 2258             4  5 0 THE COMMODORES 150   GNOMETRADAMUS 2225    204  NOT REVENGED
RED CLAY CLOD 2197     10 11 0 THE COMMODORES 150   SHEWISH GIANT         208  NONE
MAD SCIENTIST 2230      7 10 2 WICKED MARTYRS 148   POLITELKOREKNES 2227  208   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Crambus -- Whinging to the "gods" has never been much use.  If they exsist they are
all deaf or at the very least unconcerned with your lowly concerns... -- Mordraith

Hombre -- I think Den is a lost cause.  We could try and throw 1000 fights to him and
he's still find a way to lose 600 of them... -- Mordraith

DeGotti -- Why look a gift horse in the mouth?  When Den challenges my squad (up or
down), it's like a ray of sunshine.  Easy wins for us all around! -- Mordraith, Some
Kinda Hate

Some Kinda Pate -- EEEW, I really thought I was pitching you a softball sending Simo
out to face you. I guess I underestimated him... -- Mordraith

Dr. Chud -- So long, sucker. -- Some Kinda Hate

Admiral Nelson -- I poured some of you on the sands for your soon to
be dead homies... -- OMFUG

Inebriation -- I wouldn't Bloodfued if i were you... unless of course you want OMFUG
to clear out the rest of your roster... -- Mordraith

McGregor -- How did *I* lose to a scrub like you?! -- Slim Chance

Hakuna Frittata -- That's the trouble with fast food.  It promises so much more than
it can deliver. -- Legione Stella

Credits -- You sure didn't see taht one coming!  The look on your face was priceless!
-- Gargantia

Ringo Deathstar -- "Narrowly defeated"?!  From the second minute on I thought my
victory was obvious.  (And so did my bookie!)  Thanks for the win! -- Maelstrom

Dragonbane Guild -- You guys drawing straws to see who will fulfill your Bloodfeud?
Maybe send down your Duelmaster?  Well, bring it!  Let's just get this over with! --

Dragonscythe -- A little experimentation going on, as you saw.  Too bad I never got a
chance to use my primary weapon.  Lucky you. -- Astri

Pavil -- I wasn't expecting to go toe to toe with a tank, but it worked out okay.  If
I had planned ahead I think I could've ended it sooner, though. -- Monoceros

Mordraith -- You certainly seemed to have stirred things up in Shadowspire. -- Kid

Shadowspire -- What an interesting turn!  Only one warrior relegated to the Dark
Arena, but four killed by various teams struggling for dominance.  Oh, and Convicted
Thief bought it--but that's not a novelty.  Judging by some of the comments, it seems
to me that some of those deaths are going to be bitter pills to swallow.  (However,
their replacements may make it all better.)  I think I will mark turn #207 as 'The
Beginning' and see how many deaths we get in the next few rounds.  It seems to me
that, DA aside, this is the first turn I've seen where so much viatl blood was
spilled on our sands.  Makes me a bit light-headed just thinking about it! -- Kid

Hombre -- My, aren't you a tough little hombre all of a sudden.  So, was it really a
wave of pity that came over you, or a wave of nausea when you realized that your life
was pathetic and without purpose or hope?  Hope, that is all a pitiable cretin like
you has when it comes down to it, your life spent wallowing in the darkness of
ignorance and ridicule.  The laughter of society is always at your back and your
constant companion and you circumvent the normalcy that I enjoy on a daily basis.
Tell me, little child, why is it that you did not point out the up-challenges I have
made (and won) against your garbage you call a team?  You note the down-challenges
but ignore the other.  Why is that?  If you had the mental ability you would note
that almost every turn my up-challenges outpace my down-challenges.  I work within
the rules of the game and am exploiting no advantage, other than my natural ability
far exceeding your own.  Every turn I am both up-challenged and down-challenged in
return, but do you hear me crying like a little....well I guess crying like a little
hombre?  No, instead I focus on what I am good at, which is almost everything,
including raining pain and destruction down upon you.  My suggestion to you my simple
insignificant piece of nothing is to put your head down and mutter your failings to
yourself instead of the rest of us, because we really don't care to hear your insipid
crying any longer.  Learn to manage a team and mayhap you will become a man one day,
or mayhap not. -- Den, manager of the Big Lake Outcasts

DeGotti -- See the note above to the loser known as Hombre, with the additional
comments.  You blast me for the very actions you practice yourself?  Hypocrite!  What
a lowly form of life you must have derived from.  When your history is clean of down-
challenges then preach to me you can, but until then I suggest you calmly sit there
with your mouth agape mouth-breathing like the rest of your Neanderthal kin.  Don't
be such a sissy man-child. Idiot. -- Den, High Priest of the Allied Axis and manager
of the awe-inspiring Big Lake Outcasts

     Neanderthals did not breathe through their mouths but through their ears.

Otto -- Looks like I will not be eating at your diner anytime in the near future.
Word has it you created new dish specifically for me, I think I will pass.  However,
if you wish, I can have my Seamstress sew you a body bag for Son of Seitan. -- Den

Filthy Phil -- Looks like Admiral Nelson went down with the ship last turn, huh?  Oh
well, maybe the Seamstress can do the same for Wicked All Redd sometime over the next
4 turns.  Regardless, thank you for giving me a the pathway to get that horrible TP
out of this arena once and for all.  Also, welcome back to Shadowspire, a fitting
place for the Allied Axis's 9th in Command. -- Den

Crambus -- Challenge the Commodores, he particularly enjoys the down-challenges,
makes him squeal like a little girl. -- Den

Mordraith -- I remember hating you.  Aren't you that dork that runs Goon Corps? --

Mordraith -- Kind of a short stint as DM!  I guess the chatter will be short lived?
-- DeGotti

The Seamstress -- I know by looking at your record and by how many ass whoopins we
gave you over the years, how terrible of a warrior you are, but damn, girl, get your
ass graduated already!  I mean come on, 60 FE and you still aren't eligible for ADM?
-- DeGotti

Blood Jake -- Hater's gonna hate!  Winner's gonna win!  Suck it! -- Beordin

Shamino -- Looks like it was my turn for the skills! -- Gnometradamus

Crambus -- There is a direct correlation between a stable's winning percentage and
the quality of replacement warriors that a team gets!  With your pathetic win
percent, I'm afraid you are stuck with the suck-ass replacements!  Enjoy! -- DeGotti

Malestrom -- Congrats on your first win!  Thanks for the skills and the rating! --
Ringo Deathstar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RED CLAY CLOD was viciously butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
TRIPLE SEC was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
FEN was savagely slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
THE SEAMSTRESS devastated WICKED ALL REDD in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
MICKEY SLIM demolished MCGREGOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title competition.
DIRTY WHITE MOTHER slimly won victory over BLOODY JAKE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
HADRIAN overcame DIRE PATIENCE in a action packed 4 minute Challenge fight.
ALLEZLES KEUS was vanquished by TROG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
NERO lost to MONOCEROS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
LIME RICKEY vanquished CALIGULA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DICKY TOURVILLE was overpowered by RINGO DEATHSTAR in a 1 minute Challenge match.
MAELSTROM was savagely defeated by SKILORD in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
LEGIONE STELLA was luckily beaten by DAVE LEBEIS in a 8 minute Challenge competition.
SAILOR JEFFRY was bested by SHAMINO in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
ALISTER SIN was demolished by DRAGONSCYTHE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
WHISPER viciously subdued BLUE DRAGON in a 8 minute novice's Challenge conflict.
BLINK DOG was devastated by BRONKO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AXEL VON SPIRE was beaten by DJEREE THE DJERK in a 2 minute master's brawl.
JUIBLEX devastated POUDREUX in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
BLAGO GRUNGE beat MYKUL in a crowd pleasing 6 minute bloody veteran's match.
MARBARITA devastated BAD ROLL-UPS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LOST LETTER viciously subdued HUMAN CENTIPEDE in a 4 minute gruesome veteran's match.
RING LARDNER viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 3 minute master's fray.
BAHBI overpowered AGRIPPA in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
29 PALMS overpowered WRECKLESS FURY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MAD SCIENTIST was savagely slain by POLITELKOREKNES in a 2 minute gruesome match.
OBAMACARE overpowered GNOMETRADAMUS in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
KIMBHULEE handily defeated HAVANA BLACK in a action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.
DRUECKE SPACE luckily beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 4 minute gruesome fight.
GARGANTIA handily defeated NAGA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CREDITS subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute fight.
ASTRI was narrowly defeated by BROOSS in a exciting 4 minute gory bout.
ROCKFORD slimly lost to RUMMER in a action packed 6 minute gory amateur's match.
RALF JONES devastated DAGN in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
SLOW GINNY unbelievably bested LE CHRURGIEN in a 4 minute gory beginner's bout.
PACHEM subdued GOTHMOG in a exciting 6 minute amateur's match.
LISHCHKA vanquished SMOOTH HOPERATOR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         TOTAL PARRY       59 -  45 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  14 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         AIMED BLOW        46 -  40 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   47 -  42 -  3      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         WALL OF STEEL     43 -  45 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         STRIKING ATTACK   70 -  75 -  5      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    75 -  88 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      22 -  26 -  3      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  26 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  35 -  1      34  |

Turn 208 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  8         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  2     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  6     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MICKEY SLIM 2144           21   7  0  131 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
AIMED BLOW       JUIBLEX 2274               10   1  0  103 MONSTER MANUAL (87)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BLAGO GRUNGE 2089          24  10  0   98 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
STRIKING ATTACK  BRONKO 560                 10   8  0   98 WAR MACHINE (26)
SLASHING ATTACK  MARBARITA 2146             15  13  0   80 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
TOTAL PARRY      POUDREUX 2187              12  11  0   73 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GNOMETRADAMUS 2225         12   6  1   43 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BAHBI 621.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
RUMMER 2320.  The ten other most popular fighters were MYKUL 1018, DIRE PATIENCE 

The least popular fighter this week was DAVE LEBEIS 2237.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLUE DRAGON 2332, WHISPER 2325, SMOOTH HOPERATOR 2344, PACHEM 
2323, SLOW GINNY 2327, DAGN 2319, NAGA 2281, DRUECKE SPACE 2252, GNOMETRADAMUS 2225, 


For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                   CHARGING BUFFALO (11-5764) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (518) 
                        PHOTON (18-3292) MAD SCIENTISTS  (75) 
                     YOURBAGD FOREVER (47-6968) THE OPERA  (613) 
                    TERRY SEYMOUR (74-4284) MEDAL OF HONOR  (519) 
                             SHADIS (77-174) RESCUE  (48) 
                  VANNA WHITE (82-39213) SUAVE'S FINEST HOUR  (4264) 
                  BANALADAR (82-37977) SUPERIOR FORCES 5703  (6306) 
                    ANNIE DUKE (82-49334) HOUSE OF CARDS 3  (8302) 
                 SLICK BILLY (82-49457) POLITICALY INCORRECT  (8320) 
                    PRIVATE 28 (84-3780) MEDAL OF HONOR L2  (736) 
                    GIAN CHILD (84-8531) SUPE FORCES 1906  (1564) 
                    LEBRON LEAVING (84-15536) WHY I WORRY  (2744) 
                  FOREST MOON (84-20784) STORMY'S TROOPERS C  (3699) 
                     GRIMLOUNGE (84-25308) THE BLACK WIND  (4494) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes