DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/04/2015    Duedate: 02/17/2015

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-211

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SLIM CHANCE
SOME KINDA HATE (102)
(81-2157) [19-8-2,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SLIM CHANCE                    POSITION IS EMPTY
SOME KINDA HATE (102)          
(81-2157) [19-8-2,124]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RING LARDNER                   GARGANTIA
LITERATE LOONS (40)            SEARCH THE SKY (136)
(81-2183) [16-11-0,88]         (81-2300) [5-3-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)      48
2. WICKED MARTYRS (148)        38      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. THE COMMODORES (150)        36      Unchartered Team
4. WARMASTERS (15)             31
5. SOME KINDA HATE (102)       31      PRAY THE GODS (155)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       590 446 21 56.9   1/ 1 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    12  3 1
 2/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      365 284 11 56.2   2/ 2 WARMASTERS (15)          12  3 1
 3/ 3 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      85  69  4 55.2   3/ 4 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   10  5 1
 4/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    564 483 16 53.9   4/12 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     9  6 1
 5/ 5 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    127 111 12 53.4   5/ 7 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       7  7 0
 6/ 6 WARMASTERS (15)          533 501 37 51.5   6/11 WAR MACHINE (26)          7  8 2
 7/ 7 OTTO'S DINER (96)        376 359 16 51.2   7/ 3 ABOMINATION (146)         7  8 1
 8/ 8 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)   156 159  4 49.5   8/ 6 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      7  8 0
 9/10 LITERATE LOONS (40)      430 494 18 46.5   9/ 8*PRAY THE GODS (155)       6  9 2
10/11 THE COMMODORES (150)      55  65  1 45.8  10/ 9 THE COMMODORES (150)      6  9 0
11/ 9*PRAY THE GODS (155)        9  11  2 45.0  11/14 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        6  9 0
12/12 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      342 422 13 44.8  12/ 5 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    6  9 0
13/13 ABOMINATION (146)         68  85  9 44.4  13/10 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       6  9 0
14/14 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   237 324 18 42.2  14/17 OTTO'S DINER (96)         5 10 0
15/15 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      87 127  3 40.7  15/13 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      4  6 0
16/16 WAR MACHINE (26)          72 120 10 37.5  16/15 INEBRIATION (27)          3  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/17 INEBRIATION (27)          36  81  4 30.8  17/16 LITERATE LOONS (40)       1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                   Wake Up Blues

     The tall water clock in the corner clicked.  From its wood and glass cabinet
came a soft, deep chiming.  Havoc's eyes flew open at the first mellow reverberation;
he cursed softly and steadily from the fourth through the sixth gongs.  When the
echoes faded away he sighed deeply a few times, drawing as much air into his body as
possible, then releasing it all slowly and thoroughly in a white spume that
dissipated quickly in the chilly air.
     He yawned as he flicked the blankets off his thick-set body and swung his legs
over the side of the bunk.  The cold air raised goosebumps across every inch of skin
that was free of scar tissue; it was enough to cause an involuntary shiver and hurry
him along.
     Havoc fished under the blankets for a moment, then drew out his woolen shirt and
underpants.  Hopping about and muttering under his breath, which puffed and swirled
around his bristled head, he managed to pull on his first layer of clothes.
Hurriedly shoving his feet into a pair of padded felt slippers, Havoc shambled
smoothly into a small closet behind his desk.
     When he emerged a few minutes later he was wearing a heavy bearskin robe; the
fanged head covering the generous hood snarled silently as it perched atop his head.
He crossed the small room, snatched at the wrought-iron poker, and began stabbing
irritably into the fireplace.  His frown twisted into something approximating a half-
smile when he discovered a long bar of hot coals buried along the length of a half-
decayed log.  Within a few minutes Havoc was warming his hands over a growing fire;
the new logs were set across a pile of burning kindling.  The slender, blazing
fingers flickered steadily; the logs were beginning to catch.
     Grunting in satisfaction to himself, he set a large steel coffeepot on its hook,
fastened to a large iron hinge, and swung it over the fire.  He paused a moment to
watch the flames seethe and wax, then he turned and froze.
     A slender youth stood by his desk; a small, smug smile was pasted across his
narrow face as he tilted his head in silent greeting.  Havoc growled and turned to
face the fireplace again.  His breath panted in deep swallows for a few seconds until
he had control over himself.
     When he turned around the youth was looking out the small window to the side of
Havoc's desk.  He was wearing the soft, durable garb of an Elven ranger; the mottled
greens and browns blurred Havoc's eyes.  He blinked a few times, then took in the
butter-yellow cloak, commodious and lined with white fur.  It matched the boots
perfectly, of course.
     "Kid, your timing sucks, as usual." Havoc pulled one of the two thickly-padded
armchairs closer to the fireplace and threw himself down into it.  He stared into the
flames with a fierce concentration, almost as if he were daring the Kid to distract
him.
     Arcane chuckled softly and dragged the other chair to the other side of the
fireplace.  He settled himself into his cloak and faced the fire also, but his bright
eyes roamed the room, studying everything. The two sat quietly, avoiding eye contact,
until the coffee began to gurgle and come to a furious boil.
     Havoc took the poker up again and used it to pull the coffeepot back out of the
fireplace and off its hook.  He replaced the poker and picked up a thick square of
leather, scarred and burned in various places.  He used it to insulate the handle of
the coffeepot as he poured himself a tall mug.
     "You know, I don't think anyone blames you," Arcane said in his best diplomatic
tone.  "Clearly, Maelstrom wasn't up to the task of delivering the required paperwork
to the arena officials..."
     Havoc choked a bit on his coffee, spitting half a swallow's worth into the midst
of the flames. He turned to glare at the Kid; his teeth were gritted into a solid
sneer.
     "Oh yeah!" Havoc growled. "Not up to the task? REALLY?! You don't say!"
     He threw himself back into his seat and resumed staring into the fire.  Arcane
shrugged to himself, then adjusted the folds of his cloak as he watched Havoc out of
the corner of his eye.
     "Yes, it really was quite a pity," the Kid nodded to himself.  "We had two free
fights, an excellent opportunity to earn at least one more, and of course, all the
perks that go hand in hand with that."
     Havoc swallowed his coffee in periodic, noisy gulps.  He cradled his mug in his
lap; his eyes were fastened securely to the fire.
     "On the other hand, not showing up like that seemed to throw off a few of the
other teams.  That's always good for us, isn't it?  And nobody died, and everyone is
eager to get back out on the sands!  That's a significant factor in all of this
misery, isn't it?"
     Havoc didn't reply at once, but his face began to relax.
     "And how's that clock working out?  Didn't I tell you it was an excellent
Christmas gift?"
     After a few minutes of silence Havoc rolled his eyes and sighed into the
rafters.
     "Well, I guess it ain't all that bad," Havoc grunted. "We're in a good position
to get some decent wins, maybe even a lot of points."  He turned to face the Kid.
"And I'm curious to see what this Mordraith character has got to show us."
     "Yes, as am I," nodded Arcane.  "He's obviously not well-liked, but he is well-
known."
     "So's the clap," chuckled Havoc.
     Arcane laughed softly. "Undoubtedly true.  But do we know which team is his?"
     "Uh...no.  I guess not," Havoc frowned, scratching his bristled flattop. "I can
ask around.  I ain't been too worried about it to bother, to be honest."
     The Kid shrugged again and nodded knowingly.  "Yes, lately we've had much bigger
fish to fry."
     He rose smoothly and slid the chair back to its place in front of Havoc's desk.
     "Keep me apprised of the team's progress; use the courier that used to work out
of Osksi."
     "Where are YOU goin'?"
     "I believe I'm going to take a small vacation.  Just a few days..." The Kid
waved a slender hand into the air.
     Havoc erupted from his seat, spilling his half-empty mug onto the floor.
     "You're headed for Pandora's Box, aren't ya?!  Hey!  Take me along!"
     Arcane shook his head as he started to fade into a brilliant emerald light.
"You're needed here," he said as he disappeared into the usual screeching cacophony.
     Havoc slammed his thick fist into his hand and roared into the small, empty
room.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SHADOWSPIRE games.  Fortune did not smile upon THE 
MONGOLOIDS II this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 12th position in the 
wake of a 2-3-0 round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner! 
Witness how this week SOME KINDA HATE went 4-1-0 to move up 8 in the rankings.  Did 
only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record which BIG LAKE OUTCASTS managed to post this 
round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  KIMBHULEE caught the 
eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested JUIBLEX and was 
awarded 32 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KIMBHULEE 
put down JUIBLEX, causing him to lose 27 points of recognition in the process.  As is 
fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none 
other than Duelmaster THE SEAMSTRESS herself.  This time out AXEL VON SPIRE made his 
bid for the throne as he challenged THE SEAMSTRESS in an all out contest of skill for 
possession of the title!  Although AXEL VON SPIRE made a valiant effort, it did not 
suffice to topple the reign of victorious THE SEAMSTRESS.  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.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  ABOMINATION is feared.  This much I can say.  Apparently 
the stalwarts of DRAGONBANE GUILD are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  At the gambling halls I have 
started to bet money on BLOODY JAKE.  He has got the courage it takes.  Witness his 
challenge this turn against SLIM CHANCE!  Truth to tell, BLOODY JAKE did not come out 
of the fight a winner, but he managed to capture much attention, gaining 1 in 
recognition.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems 
that ASTRI posted a challenge against the more highly recognized GNOMETRADAMUS.  The 
results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand ASTRI beat GNOMETRADAMUS.  Remember warriors, 
this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of 
WICKED ALL REDD who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 13 points below 
in the rankings.  I thought WICKED ALL REDD showed great skill and promise when he 
was beat by ALCESTE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  HUMAN CENTIPEDE must hold silent, for 
this week she was humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by LIME RICKEY 
of WICKED MARTYRS.  Hail LIME RICKEY for thy victory!  Some say a warrior is judged 
by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on 
the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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                  
 SLIM CHANCE 2157             19   8  2   124       SOME KINDA HATE (102)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJEREE THE DJERK 623         21  20  0   108       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 HADRIAN 2255                 14   3  0   102       WARMASTERS (15)
 KIMBHULEE 1019               18  11  0    99       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 AXEL VON SPIRE 2068          18  21  1    98       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LIME RICKEY 2147             17  14  1    98       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 DIRTY WHITE MOTHER 2145      17  14  1    94       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 BAD ROLL-UPS 2130            16  14  0    93       ABOMINATION (146)
 DIRE PATIENCE 2232            9  12  2    92       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 BLAGO GRUNGE 2089            26  11  0    91       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODY JAKE 369              16  19  2    90       WAR MACHINE (26)
 RING LARDNER 2183            16  11  0    88       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 THELONIUS 2174               17   9  1    85       WARMASTERS (15)
 TROG 466                     14  15  1    80       WAR MACHINE (26)
 HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2132         15  16  2    78       ABOMINATION (146)
 LOST LETTER 2188             16  10  0    77       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SIMO HAYHA 2261               8   6  0    77       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 BRONKO 560                   11  10  0    75       WAR MACHINE (26)
 JUIBLEX 2274                 11   3  0    75       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 CALIGULA 2233                13   8  0    74       WARMASTERS (15)
 AGRIPPA 2161                 17  12  2    70       WARMASTERS (15)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POLITELKOREKNES 2227         13   9  3    63       ABOMINATION (146)
 MR BRAIN SMASHER 2234         8  10  0    63       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 OBAMACARE 2134               12  19  2    57       ABOMINATION (146)
 POUDREUX 2187                12  14  0    57       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 HAVANA BLACK 561              9  12  0    57       WAR MACHINE (26)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DICKY TOURVILLE 2276          9   5  0    56       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRECKLESS FURY 2267           8   7  0    56       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MYKUL 1018                   12  17  0    55       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 ALLEZLES KEUS 2256            9   7  0    55       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 29 PALMS 2156                11  18  2    53       ABOMINATION (146)
 ASTRI 2288                    6   3  0    51       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 DAVE LEBEIS 2237             15   4  0    50       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 SOME KINDA PATE 2224          7  15  0    50       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 GNOMETRADAMUS 2225           13   8  1    48       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SKILORD 2186                 10  16  0    48       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 LEGIONE STELLA 2100           6   8  0    47       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 BROOSS 1287                   3   3  0    47       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 MONOCEROS 2034                8  13  1    46       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 MAELSTROM 2299                2   6  0    37       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 DRAGONSCYTHE 2340             5   1  1    36       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 NERO 2257                     9   7  0    34       WARMASTERS (15)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAMINO 2285                  6   6  0    33       THE COMMODORES (150)
 RINGO DEATHSTAR 2310          4   3  0    32       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 WHISPER 2325                  5   1  0    30       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 CREDITS 2280                  7   6  0    27       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BLUE DRAGON 2332              5   2  0    27       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 LE CHRURGIEN 2342             3   1  0    25       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAGA 2281                     5   8  0    23       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ROCKFORD 2317                 2   6  0    23       THE COMMODORES (150)
 GARGANTIA 2300                5   3  0    21       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 LISHCHKA 2322                 3   1  0    20       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 CERYOSHE 2347                 2   1  0    20       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 CARNIFERN 2346                2   1  0    17       THE COMMODORES (150)
 ALCESTE 2355                  1   1  0    14       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 RUMMER 2320                   2   2  1    13       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 OMFUG 2341                    2   2  1    13       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 SLOW GINNY 2327               3   3  0    12       INEBRIATION (27)
 WICKED ALL REDD 2315          2   5  1    12       INEBRIATION (27)
 WHITE LADY 2350               2   1  0    12       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 HAKUNA FRITTATA 2307          2   6  0    12       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BABY CRAMBUS 2343             2   1  0    12       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 HOPTIMUS PRIME 2351           1   1  0    12       INEBRIATION (27)
 PEEKING DUCK 2363             1   0  0    11       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 GROK DE CAVEMAN 2364          1   0  0    10       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 FLIED LICE 2362               1   0  0    10       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 CAN-AM 2357                   0   2  0    10       THE COMMODORES (150)
 DAGN 2319                     1   3  1     7       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 SAILOR JEFFRY 2338            1   4  0     7       INEBRIATION (27)
 SMOOTH HOPERATOR 2344         1   2  0     7       INEBRIATION (27)
 THE CHAMP 2361                1   0  1     6       WAR MACHINE (26)
 LOSER DEGOTTI 2354            0   2  0     2       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 BLACK BISON 2359              0   1  0     1       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 COCKATRICE 2367               0   1  0     1       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SASCHA 2358                   0   1  0     1       PRAY THE GODS (155)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GOTHMOG 2345            0  2 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 DAGN 2319             209   
MAD CARTHOS 2335        1  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 WICKED ALL REDD 2315  207  REVENGED
ULFORD 2294             4  3 1 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    29 PALMS 2156         207  NOT REVENGED
ALISTER SIN 2334        0  3 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    RUMMER 2320           209  JUST REVENGED
DEADFURY 2356           0  1 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    THE CHAMP 2361        211   
ADMIRAL NELSON 2337     0  2 0 INEBRIATION 27       OMFUG 2341            207  NOT REVENGED
BLINK DOG 2066         17 22 1 MONSTER MANUAL 87    SLIM CHANCE 2157      210   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ORC FOOD 2306           4  4 1 OTTO'S DINER 96      HIGH ELF              211  NONE
PACHEM 2323             1  1 0 PRAY THE GODS 155    DRAGONSCYTHE 2340     209   
BOB 2365                0  1 0 THE COMMODORES 150   SHEWISH GIANT         211  NONE
DRUECKE SPACE 2252     11  4 0 THE COMMODORES 150   AGRIPPA 2161          209   
RALF JONES 2339         4  1 1 THE COMMODORES 150   TROG 466              210   
BAHBI 621              16 24 1 THE MONGOLOIDS II 30 DIRE PATIENCE 2232    210   
DERK AREA 2366          0  1 0 THE MONGOLOIDS II 30 HIGH ELF              211  NONE
MAD SCIENTIST 2230      7 10 2 WICKED MARTYRS 148   POLITELKOREKNES 2227  208  REVENGED
MARBARITA 2146         15 15 0 WICKED MARTYRS 148   HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2132  210  JUST REVENGED
SON OF POPOV 2360       0  1 0 WICKED MARTYRS 148   MOUNTAIN TROLL        211  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Otto's Diner invites you to come out and try our new Exotic Eastern menu, featuring
delicious Peeking Duck and genuine oriental Flied Lice.  It's not really lice--or
flies.  That's just what our new sous chef calls it.  Trust me, it's delectable.  By
the way, has anyone seen that cat that hangs around our dumpsters?  -- Otto X, owner
& general manager, Otto's Diner

Seamstress -- Uh, there, take THAT! -- Orc Food

Where did Pagan go?  I just realized he vanished without a trace! -- DeGotti

Den -- I cannot even began to scratch the surface of your level of Mastery on the
subject of disappointing women so why would I even try to school the self-proclaimed
Dali Lama on that topic!  As for the topic of disappointing children, whatever you
and the rest of the AA do to disappoint children should probably stay confined to the
AA HQ because that sick stuff will rightfully get you killed on any street! --
DeGotti

Crambus -- It's funny how self-centered, egotistical, and down right delusional your
perception of yourself is. I guess being that lowly, you have to do anything you can
to keep going every day!  And congratulations on killing a few of my scrubs, they
obviously didn't have what it takes to get to ADM! -- DeGotti

Den -- Who do you get to write your PAs and DM columns?  Oh wait, this will be your
first and only DM column here in Shadowspire won't, it?  Well, whoever it is that is
writing for you, is pure gold!  That person needs to be on a comedy tour! "The void
left behind could be filled with Kid Arcane's gas and be worth more," oh that's pure
comedic genius, there!  Hahaha!  Whatever it is you are paying that person, make sure
to double it! -- DeGotti

Rockford -- I admire your guts, but this isn't going to work out so well for you if
you continue to cross blades with me. -- Agrippa

Brooss -- I don't know who you pissed off in the Gladitorial Commission on turn 209
to get matched up with me, but hopefully they decide to give you some more even
fights in the future. -- Caligula

The Commodores -- Druecke Space was a fine warrior and I am surprised to have earned
the kill.  Hopefully the replacement RU was a good one. -- Agrippa

Juiblex -- I guess your record is no fluke. -- Thelonius

Shadowspire -- Anybody else but me grabbing a bag of popcorn to watch the real
entertainment around here between Den & DeGotti?  Good times! -- Vanek, Manager of
Warmasters

Monoceros -- Congratulations, you just made it to the top of my stable's hit list.
We'll see who's face gets driven into the arena sands around here in the future.
Good luck. -- Vanek

Mordraith -- If I was being delusional, I'd say something like: "Hey, everyone,
Mordraith is a really cool person."  That is not the case, lunger. -- Crambus

Degotti -- Sounds like you've just described your own baby picture.  If you think
he's gonna amount to 10x the man I'd be, that'd make him 347,782.94x the man you
could only hope of yourself.  That dork of yours would've already made it to the
Champions bracket after 2 fights if he had my real characteristics.  I'd name a
warrior after you, except in my stable we flush the poop; we don't try to polish it.
Correct me if I'm wrong (which is seldom), wasn't Degotti the name of some drug
peddling dirtbag mafia thug?  If so, congarts on the choice of names, loser. --
Crambus, always your champion
P.S.  Maybe Kid Arcane also likes easy kills.

     If you guys want me to pull the comments that border on personal, you'll have to
     SAY SO in the newsletter. -- Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ORC FOOD was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SON OF POPOV was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BOB was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
DERK AREA was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
LIME RICKEY overpowered HUMAN CENTIPEDE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
BROOSS was viciously subdued by DIRE PATIENCE in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
ROCKFORD was devastated by AGRIPPA in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud competition.
DAGN was vanquished by DRAGONSCYTHE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
SAILOR JEFFRY slimly lost to OMFUG in a 3 minute beginner's Bloodfeud fight.
CAN-AM was vanquished by TROG in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
AXEL VON SPIRE was narrowly defeated by THE SEAMSTRESS in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
HADRIAN subdued RING LARDNER in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
BLOODY JAKE was overcome by SLIM CHANCE in a 1 minute Challenge Title contest.
SIMO HAYHA demolished POUDREUX in a 3 minute bloody one-sided Challenge brawl.
NERO was handily defeated by DICKY TOURVILLE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LEGIONE STELLA was luckily beaten by DAVE LEBEIS in a 9 minute Challenge struggle.
CREDITS was handily defeated by SOME KINDA PATE in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
SHAMINO bested NAGA in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
ASTRI beat GNOMETRADAMUS in a 2 minute brutal Challenge match.
WHISPER beat GARGANTIA in a popular 6 minute Challenge match.
WICKED ALL REDD was overcome by ALCESTE in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
BABY CRAMBUS was defeated by LE CHRURGIEN in a 1 minute novice's Challenge duel.
RUMMER was overcome by RINGO DEATHSTAR in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
SMOOTH HOPERATOR was overcome by LISHCHKA in a 1 minute novice's Challenge contest.
CARNIFERN savagely defeated SLOW GINNY in a action packed 6 minute Challenge fight.
CERYOSHE defeated HAKUNA FRITTATA in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
JUIBLEX was overpowered by KIMBHULEE in a 1 minute uneven match.
BLAGO GRUNGE was savagely defeated by DJEREE THE DJERK in a 10 minute expert's duel.
BAD ROLL-UPS overpowered MR BRAIN SMASHER in a 1 minute uneven competition.
BRONKO was beaten by THELONIUS in a action packed 1 minute veteran's fight.
OBAMACARE was handily defeated by CALIGULA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DIRTY WHITE MOTHER subdued LOST LETTER in a exciting 2 minute brutal veteran's fight.
MYKUL was narrowly defeated by POLITELKOREKNES in a 4 minute veteran's fray.
MONOCEROS was savagely defeated by HAVANA BLACK in a 1 minute veteran's struggle.
29 PALMS was overpowered by ALLEZLES KEUS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fray.
WRECKLESS FURY savagely defeated MAELSTROM in a exciting 2 minute gruesome conflict.
SKILORD savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome bout.
BLUE DRAGON narrowly defeated HOPTIMUS PRIME in a 4 minute competition.
WHITE LADY savagely defeated LOSER DEGOTTI in a 2 minute beginner's competition.
BLACK BISON was overpowered by FLIED LICE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
THE CHAMP dispatched DEADFURY in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
PEEKING DUCK handily defeated SASCHA in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
GROK DE CAVEMAN overpowered COCKATRICE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 17         AIMED BLOW        48 -  38 -  2      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         TOTAL PARRY       51 -  44 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                      13         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  37 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL     40 -  40 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         LUNGING ATTACK    76 -  77 -  4      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   71 -  76 -  8      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  18 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  24 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  25 -  1      34  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  33 -  3      31  |

Turn 211 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK    6 - 11         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         9 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SLIM CHANCE 2157           19   8  2  124 SOME KINDA HATE (102)
TOTAL PARRY      DJEREE THE DJERK 623       21  20  0  108 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
WALL OF STEEL    HADRIAN 2255               14   3  0  102 WARMASTERS (15)
SLASHING ATTACK  LIME RICKEY 2147           17  14  1   98 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIRTY WHITE MOTHER 2145    17  14  1   94 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
STRIKING ATTACK  THELONIUS 2174             17   9  1   85 WARMASTERS (15)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GNOMETRADAMUS 2225         13   8  1   48 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RING LARDNER 2183.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GARGANTIA 2300.  The ten other most popular fighters were CARNIFERN 2346, 
MYKUL 1018, DIRE PATIENCE 2232, AXEL VON SPIRE 2068, LEGIONE STELLA 2100, WICKED ALL 
REDD 2315, DIRTY WHITE MOTHER 2145, WRECKLESS FURY 2267, SIMO HAYHA 2261, and ASTRI 
2288.

The least popular fighter this week was DJEREE THE DJERK 623.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DAVE LEBEIS 2237, BLAGO GRUNGE 2089, COCKATRICE 2367, SASCHA 
2358, BLACK BISON 2359, 29 PALMS 2156, MONOCEROS 2034, LOST LETTER 2188, OBAMACARE 
2134, and MR BRAIN SMASHER 2234.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SLIM CHANCE (81-2157) SOME KINDA HATE (102)

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

THE SEAMSTRESS (81-986) BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)