DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/04/2015    Duedate: 03/17/2015

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-213

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLOODY JAKE
WAR MACHINE (26)
(81-369) [18-19-2,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLOODY JAKE                    RUMMER
WAR MACHINE (26)               PRAY THE GODS (155)
(81-369) [18-19-2,112]         (81-2320) [3-3-1,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RING LARDNER                   SKILORD
LITERATE LOONS (40)            LA PENTARCHIE (11)
(81-2183) [16-13-0,69]         (81-2186) [11-17-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MONSTER MANUAL (87)         39
2. OTTO'S DINER (96)           35      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. SEARCH THE SKY (136)        26      Unchartered Team
4. PRAY THE GODS (155)         25
5. SOME KINDA HATE (102)       22      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)       594 452 21 56.8   1/ 2 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    11  4 1
 2/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      369 289 11 56.1   2/ 8 OTTO'S DINER (96)        11  4 1
 3/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    572 485 17 54.1   3/ 4 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   11  4 0
 4/ 3 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    133 115 14 53.6   4/ 1 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    10  5 2
 5/ 4 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      87  77  4 53.0   5/ 3 WARMASTERS (15)          10  5 0
 6/ 6 WARMASTERS (15)          539 505 37 51.6   6/ 5 WAR MACHINE (26)          8  7 1
 7/ 7 OTTO'S DINER (96)        384 361 17 51.5   7/ 7 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       8  7 1
 8- 8 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)   157 163  4 49.1   8/10 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        7  8 0
 9/ 9 LITERATE LOONS (40)      430 496 18 46.4   9/ 6 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       6  8 0
10/10 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      349 425 14 45.1  10/14*PRAY THE GODS (155)       6  9 0
11-12 ABOMINATION (146)         68  85  9 44.4  11/13 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      5 10 0
12/11 THE COMMODORES (150)      57  73  1 43.8  12/16 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      4 11 1
13/15*PRAY THE GODS (155)       13  17  2 43.3  13/15 THE COMMODORES (150)      4 11 0
14/13 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   244 327 18 42.7  14-12 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    3  7 0
15/14 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      90 134  4 40.2  15/11 INEBRIATION (27)          3 12 0
16/16 WAR MACHINE (26)          77 125 10 38.1  16- 9 ABOMINATION (146)         2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/17 INEBRIATION (27)          39  88  4 30.7  17/17 LITERATE LOONS (40)       0  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

     Recently, we have seen a staggering increase in Delusional Under .500% Managers
Acting Superior Syndrome or D.U.M.A.S.S., popping up in arenas around Alastari.  In
an effort to curb the spread of this syndrome, the Shadowspire Committee against a
D.U.M.

Fade up from black...
Music up and under...

Enter stage left -- Robb Lowe (RL): "Hi, I'm Robb Lowe, and I'm a winner"

Enter stage right -- D.U.M.A.S.S Robb Lowe (DRL):  "And I'm D.U.M.A.S.S. Robb Lowe
and I'm sometimes a winner."

RL: "I manage teams and warriors all over Alastari that have winning percentages well
over .500%."

DRL: "I dream of managing teams and warriors, that come close to having winning
percentages near .45%."

RL: "I use cold, hard, facts to disprove D.U.M.A.S.S. ramblings!"

DRL: "I say whatever, even if it isn't relevant to the original comments just to be
heard!"

RL: "I'm well respected by other managers throughout the gladiatorial games."

DRL: "My motto is, respect is only a down challenge away!"

RL: "I've set individual warrior and team records in many arenas, including
Shadowspire!"

DRL: "I've seen records set by others, but can't put together what is needed to set
them!"

RL: "Don't be like D.U.M.A.S.S Robb Lowe, back up your witty banter with wins!"

Music out...

Fade to black.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

There were doubters.
     There were nay-sayers
     There were those who doubted it could ever be done.
But it has been done! 

     Yes!  I, Axel von Spire, have graduated to immortality on the Isle of the Eye!
I shall hold that coveted title of Lord Protector!  And all it took as 40 fights and
surviving 21 losses.  But here I am!  And now only 2 turns after finishing his round
robin by getting his first slasher, McGregor, out of here, Nomad will now have two
slasher graduates.  How lucky is that?

If you want to know what a Lord Protector Slasher looks like, here's the inside
scoop....

11(+1)-12(+1)-8-15(+1)-17(+1)-9-17(+1)
     Master in Init, AE in Attack, Expert in riposte, parry and decise.

     Okay, so I was a burner.  And that expert in attack only came a couple fights
ago.  And I was definitely a parry learner, which is not very useful for a slasher.
An epee fave?  Well, at least I could use it, although I rarely did so because, to be
honest, I've never really shown any aptitude with it.  But I guess it is my fave.  So
they say.
     For my last act here in Shadowspire I don't remember if I challenged anyone.  I
think sent one at Dire Patience.  Too many strikers up here for my liking.  But
really, who cares?  I'm immortal either way!

Lord protector Axel von Spire,
          Duelmaster of Shadowspire

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  SHADOWSPIRE needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Uncool, 
ABOMINATION.  I mean 0-0-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed to fight?  I say use 
'em for training practice!  OTTO'S DINER like really fought hard to move up to 2nd 
from 8th.  Way to go!  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 1 after 
going 4-1-0.  Keep it up, DRAGONBANE GUILD!  MVP award for MR BRAIN SMASHER?  SOME 
KINDA HATE's proud of him after beating LIME RICKEY and getting 38 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  HADRIAN got smashed by JUIBLEX, and lost 16 points!  DIRE 
PATIENCE thinks his 10-13-2 and studly character is good enough to face up to the 
Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think AXEL 
VON SPIRE should let DIRE PATIENCE be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about 
it.  Who was the wiseguy that said SHADOWSPIRE's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at 
The Warty Toad?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  CULT OF 
BACCHUS was SHADOWSPIRE's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Hhmph!  
What kind of warriors are DRAGONBANE GUILD?  CULT OF BACCHUS, an easy team to beat if 
I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Can OTTO'S DINER's SOME 
KINDA PATE be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really 
the same?  People were asking me did HAVANA BLACK REALLY challenge AGRIPPA?  (all 
right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or 
anything, but AGRIPPA wants me to write about it since he bested HAVANA BLACK.  
Satisfied?  NERO must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He 
challenged MAELSTROM.  11 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I 
thought NERO showed great skill and promise when he bested MAELSTROM.  All right, so 
I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What a bummer!  WRECKLESS FURY got wasted 
by GARGANTIA!  But with a 8-9-0, I guess DRAGONBANE GUILD aren't too bummed.  What a 
bunch of heartless!  I couldn't believe how many people were snickering when MR BRAIN 
SMASHER killed LIME RICKEY.  So he had a 17-16-1, that's no excuse!  AGRIPPA's pretty 
happy--he wasted DRUECKE SPACE and didn't even get a Bloodfeud from THE COMMODORES!  
So THE COMMODORES has one more turn to Bloodfeud WAR MACHINE's TROG.  Big deal.  RALF 
JONES' dead.  What's the point?  Ya just gotta go on.  Don't look back...  BABY 
CRAMBUS bloodfeuded (is that a word?) THE CHAMP for revenge over some guy's bad 
fortune.  Was it really worth it?  Like was that some Bloodfeud, or what?  (ROCKFORD 
vs. OMFUG, that is.) Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear 
from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  SHADOWSPIRE is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODY JAKE 369              18  19  2   112       WAR MACHINE (26)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUIBLEX 2274                 13   3  0   111       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 MR BRAIN SMASHER 2234        10  10  1   110       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 BLAGO GRUNGE 2089            28  11  1   109       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LOST LETTER 2188             18  10  0   101       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 AGRIPPA 2161                 19  12  2    97       WARMASTERS (15)
-BAD ROLL-UPS 2130            16  14  0    93       ABOMINATION (146)
 DIRE PATIENCE 2232           10  13  2    91       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THELONIUS 2174               18  10  1    90       WARMASTERS (15)
 TROG 466                     15  16  1    89       WAR MACHINE (26)
-KIMBHULEE 1019               18  12  0    88       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 HADRIAN 2255                 15   4  0    88       WARMASTERS (15)
 SIMO HAYHA 2261               9   7  0    88       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
-DJEREE THE DJERK 623         21  21  0    84       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 DIRTY WHITE MOTHER 2145      17  16  1    82       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2132         15  16  2    78       ABOMINATION (146)
 SOME KINDA PATE 2224          9  15  0    77       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 RING LARDNER 2183            16  13  0    69       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAVANA BLACK 561             10  13  0    66       WAR MACHINE (26)
-POLITELKOREKNES 2227         13   9  3    63       ABOMINATION (146)
 GNOMETRADAMUS 2225           14   9  1    61       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 DICKY TOURVILLE 2276         11   5  0    61       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DAVE LEBEIS 2237             17   4  0    60       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 POUDREUX 2187                13  15  0    59       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-MYKUL 1018                   13  17  0    58       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
-OBAMACARE 2134               12  19  2    57       ABOMINATION (146)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARGANTIA 2300                7   3  1    56       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 DRAGONSCYTHE 2340             7   1  1    56       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 CALIGULA 2233                13  10  0    55       WARMASTERS (15)
 CREDITS 2280                  9   6  0    55       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 NERO 2257                    11   7  0    54       WARMASTERS (15)
-29 PALMS 2156                11  18  2    53       ABOMINATION (146)
 SKILORD 2186                 11  17  0    53       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-BROOSS 1287                   3   4  0    53       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 MONOCEROS 2034                8  15  1    46       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 SHAMINO 2285                  7   7  0    41       THE COMMODORES (150)
 LEGIONE STELLA 2100           7   9  0    39       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 ASTRI 2288                    6   5  0    39       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 ALLEZLES KEUS 2256            9   9  0    36       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAGA 2281                     7   8  1    33       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 RINGO DEATHSTAR 2310          5   4  0    31       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 HAKUNA FRITTATA 2307          4   6  0    29       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SMOOTH HOPERATOR 2344         3   2  0    29       INEBRIATION (27)
 MAELSTROM 2299                2   8  0    29       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 RUMMER 2320                   3   3  1    28       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 WHISPER 2325                  6   2  0    26       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 FLIED LICE 2362               3   0  1    26       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 GROK DA CAVEMAN 2364          3   0  0    26       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 CERYOSHE 2347                 3   2  0    25       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 PEEKING DUCK 2363             3   0  0    25       OTTO'S DINER (96)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKFORD 2317                 3   7  0    24       THE COMMODORES (150)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BABY CRAMBUS 2343             3   2  0    21       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BLUE DRAGON 2332              5   4  0    19       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 LISHCHKA 2322                 4   2  0    18       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 OMFUG 2341                    3   3  2    16       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 DAGN 2319                     2   4  1    16       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 WICKED ALL REDD 2315          2   7  1    15       INEBRIATION (27)
 LE CHRURGIEN 2342             3   3  0    14       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 CARNIFERN 2346                2   3  0    14       THE COMMODORES (150)
 ALCESTE 2355                  2   2  0    14       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 SAILOR JEFFRY 2338            2   5  0    11       INEBRIATION (27)
 PIXIE 2378                    1   0  0    11       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 RYK THE DRAGON 2371           1   1  0    10       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 THE CHAMP 2361                2   1  1     9       WAR MACHINE (26)
 WHITE LADY 2350               2   3  0     9       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 BLACK BISON 2359              1   2  0     7       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 GIBSON 2381                   1   0  0     6       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 LOSER DEGOTTI 2354            1   3  0     6       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 SASCHA 2358                   0   3  0     3       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 APSHAI 2380                   0   1  0     1       THE COMMODORES (150)
-SKAHT 2370                    0   1  0     1       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 SOULBLOOD 2368                0   1  0     1       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SMUSHI 2375                   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?
GOTHMOG 2345            0  2 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 DAGN 2319             209  NOT REVENGED
ALISTER SIN 2334        0  3 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    RUMMER 2320           209  REVENGED
DEADFURY 2356           0  1 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    THE CHAMP 2361        211  JUST REVENGED
WRECKLESS FURY 2267     8  9 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13  GARGANTIA 2300        213   
EMPTY CAN 2377          0  1 0 INEBRIATION 27       DARK CHAMPION         213  NONE
HOPTIMUS PRIME 2351     1  2 0 INEBRIATION 27       NAGA 2281             212   
SLOW GINNY 2327         3  5 0 INEBRIATION 27       BLACK ORC             213  NONE
COCKATRICE 2367         0  2 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    FLIED LICE 2362       212   
PACHEM 2323             1  1 0 PRAY THE GODS 155    DRAGONSCYTHE 2340     209  NOT REVENGED
DEN'S SISTER 2374       0  1 0 SOME KINDA HATE 102  STONE GOLEM           213  NONE
BOB 2379                0  1 0 THE COMMODORES 150   SHEWISH GIANT         213  NONE
CAN-AM 2357             0  3 0 THE COMMODORES 150   OMFUG 2341            212  JUST REVENGED
DRUECKE SPACE 2252     11  4 0 THE COMMODORES 150   AGRIPPA 2161          209  NOT REVENGED
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   
BRONKO 560             11 11 0 WAR MACHINE 26       BLAGO GRUNGE 2089     212   
JUNNY GOTTY 2376        0  1 0 WAR MACHINE 26       HIGH ELF              213  NONE
LIME RICKEY 2147       17 16 1 WICKED MARTYRS 148   MR BRAIN SMASHER 2234 213   
MARBARITA 2146         15 15 0 WICKED MARTYRS 148   HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2132  210  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Den, Den, Den -- Do believe I heard that one, oh say 25+ years ago.  At least you
have the rhyming part down.  Might want to work on that math, though, brother.  At
best Dire will get to .500 off of my bloodfeuds, which is very likely considering
what I have in here is mediocre at best.  Brooss enjoys the skills.  May make one
serious attempt with Djeree this turn then back to Brooss for more skills.  Keep up
the good work in the ads, makes for an entertaining read.  Then the pages with your
ramblings ends up where it belongs, in the out house to cut down expenses on TP.  Get
out of you guildhouse basement once in a while, you may stop being so angry at the
world. -- Otis the Skunk (Oh, huge belly laugh, another good one for ya!)

Crambus -- Equal amounts of blueberries?  No problem.  (Hint: those aren't
blueberries). -- Otto X

Otto's Diner announces the newest addition to our Far East Exotic menu--it's
traditional sushi but pressed flat and grilled in a panini press.  It's smushed sushi
--it's Smushi!  Come on down and try it!  This week only every order comes with a
free popcorn ball for dessert. -- Otto's Diner

All -- My, my, weren't we all so brave with our challenges this past turn.  Three
challenges sent to me and three more easy wins. -- Mordraith

Den -- I'm pretty sure that smell is your team. -- Mordraith
P.S.  Anytime you want to try your luck on the sands, even though I usually like a
little challenge.  I'll take the easy Wins you'll throw my way.

Crambus -- You're still here?  Someone get the plunger... -- Mordraith

Caligula -- On second thought, I really was laughing at you... -- Simo Hayha

Dirty White Mother -- I hope you enjoyed your dance with a legend.  If you live a few
more turns you might be able to tell your grand kids about it... -- Slim Chance

Hombre -- Rough few weeks for The Commodores eh?  You carrying a lot of life
insurance on these guys?  With your "misfortune" lately you could really clean up...
-- OMFUG

Lishchka -- *YAWN* -- Alceste

Den -- Denny boy, lighten up.  You're not even half as good as you claim, and that's
common knowledge.  Oh, and if watching transvestite fashion shows is your thing,
that's okay.  But, please don't project your nasty vices onto others.  (Sure I'm
judging you, but you don't mind, right?) -- Kid Arcane

Mordraith -- Yeah.  SOME KINDA HATE. Gotcha.  I'll scratch a note somewhere... next
time I feel like scratchin' something. -- Havoc

Some Kinda Pate -- Fast mover.  Well, ground meat does that to me.  Then I get up,
and get something else from the fridge.  Something less rancid. -- Astri

Dicky Tourville -- Hey, my challenges never work when I try to set up a meeting for
us!  And I certainly wasn't expecting you to challenge down ten points--I never
would. -- Monoceros

Shamino -- That's the second time you've challenged me and won.  I've seen your
fights; I'm surprised I lost.  Obviously my 'If Challenged' tactics need to change.
-- Legione Stella

Blue Dragon -- You fought with honor.  You lost, but still taught skills.  You're a
credit to your team! -- Gargantia

Skilord -- Wow.  After our last meeting, I didn't think you'd want to come back for
more.  Surprise!  Next time I get to challenge; I'll call the tune! -- Maelstrom

Mordraith -- Slim Chance proves that luck doesn't necessarily belong solely to the
just or the deserving.  Or, that a 21 wt/df combo trumps a 3 st/cn combo--at least
for Aimers.  Either way, I am compelled to offer my congratulations on S.C.s
graduation.  It was well done. -- Kid Arcane

War Machine -- Oh.  Well, that was unexpected.  I mean, really, when you're swinging
a whiffle at someone you really don't expect them to drop dead.  It is sort of like
fighting with nerf weapons, you know?  But sometimes, I guess, even nerf can hurt.  I
assure you it was unintentional.  But even so, I await your bloodfeud. -- Blago
Grunge

Slow Ginny -- Sometimes it is easy to identify who to challenge.  Sometimes you're
the challenger and some times the one getting challenged.  For one turn at least, it
all lined up in my favor.  Thanks for the drink. -- Grok

Mr Brain Smasher -- So many things about that just don't make sense.  But there it
is, a loss, anyway.  Congrats.  -- Wreckless

Ceryoshe -- A different challenger.  Nice try.  One more shot at the bloodfeud.  I
await. -- Dragonscythe

Only 9 plungers, pikers and rippers combined Shadowspire?  Come on!  Show some
creativity!

Den -- I "see" what you did there! It's not very difficult to pick apart your petty
thoughts and ramblings and throw them back at you since 90% of what you are spewing
doesn't relate to anything previously mentioned! -- DeGotti

Den -- Here's a fun fact... it appears that you actually lucked into 2 other warriors
gaining the throne in Shadowspire for a total of 5 turns!  I'm not sure in what world
5 possible DM Columns equals dozens, but hey, including The Seamstress, your total of
6 turns as DM is getting close to the 7 Turns my ONE warrior Gigi Divine held the
throne here!  Baby steps, Den, baby steps! -- DeGotti

Crambus -- Of course they were scrubs!  I'm pretty sure all of the warriors of mine
that you have killed had average numbers, under 10 FE and were not bonused or had
minimal bonuses so there wasn't any real investment in them, hence scrubs! -- DeGotti

Gargantia -- I'm not sure what "all that armor" you are referring to is?  Just
because you're not a good learner, don't take it out on me! -- Whisper

Brooss -- I am starting to run out of patience with you. -- Dire Patience

Poudreux -- Really, 10 minutes is all you have?  Bet your honeymoon was a massive
disappointment!  Oh, and nobody like the French, not even other French. -- Dave
Lebeis

Otto -- I am heading to the diner, I expect my usual table, and I'm thinking of
killing someone there again.  You are forewarned. -- Den

DeGotti -- As the cold of the winter diminishes my usual good cheer I think about you
and your team, and laugh to myself thinking about what the winter does to you.  If
you already have nothing, does the cold take it away?  Does the absence of heat
remind you of the absence of love and respect you have felt your entire life?  I hope
your tattered blanket makes it difficult for you to stay warm tonight. -- Den

Crambus -- I would hope that you have taught DeGotti a vicious bloodfued lesson. --
Den

Mordraith -- You are really a simple man, aren't you?  World would be better and less
stinky without you. -- Den

Vanek -- You are not good, at anything you attempt, this is a burden that you alone
must carry. -- Den

Filthy Phil -- Continue the good fight my esteemed colleague and practitioner of
hate, anger, and aggression. -- Den

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLOW GINNY was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
EMPTY CAN was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BOB was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
DEN'S SISTER was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
JUNNY GOTTY was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
TROG was narrowly defeated by BLAGO GRUNGE in a 5 minute veteran's Bloodfeud fight.
SAILOR JEFFRY lost to NAGA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
ROCKFORD beat OMFUG in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory Bloodfeud brawl.
BABY CRAMBUS overcame THE CHAMP in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's Bloodfeud melee.
DIRE PATIENCE lost to AXEL VON SPIRE in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
HAVANA BLACK was vanquished by AGRIPPA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JUIBLEX overpowered HADRIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SIMO HAYHA was subdued by LOST LETTER in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
DIRTY WHITE MOTHER was handily defeated by BLOODY JAKE in a 1 minute contest.
CALIGULA was demolished by SOME KINDA PATE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
SHAMINO was handily defeated by GNOMETRADAMUS in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
NERO vanquished MAELSTROM in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
MONOCEROS was beaten by DICKY TOURVILLE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
LEGIONE STELLA slimly won victory over WHISPER in a 8 minute brutal Challenge fight.
GARGANTIA murdered WRECKLESS FURY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
WICKED ALL REDD was beaten by HAKUNA FRITTATA in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
LOSER DEGOTTI unbelievably bested SASCHA in a 8 minute novice's Challenge contest.
RYK THE DRAGON subdued WHITE LADY in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge bout.
CERYOSHE won victory over CARNIFERN in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge fray.
FLIED LICE defeated DAGN in a 1 minute gory Challenge match.
LIME RICKEY was assassinated by MR BRAIN SMASHER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THELONIUS overpowered RING LARDNER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DRAGONSCYTHE overpowered ALLEZLES KEUS in a 1 minute uneven match.
SKILORD was beaten by DAVE LEBEIS in a popular 3 minute expert's duel.
CREDITS overcame ASTRI in a 2 minute bout.
RINGO DEATHSTAR was handily defeated by POUDREUX in a popular 5 minute one-sided duel.
LE CHRURGIEN lost to PEEKING DUCK in a 1 minute fray.
BLUE DRAGON was overpowered by RUMMER in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
LISHCHKA narrowly defeated BLACK BISON in a 2 minute brutal bout.
ALCESTE was savagely defeated by SMOOTH HOPERATOR in a 4 minute novice's fray.
GROK DA CAVEMAN overpowered SOULBLOOD in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SMUSHI was demolished by PIXIE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided struggle.
APSHAI was defeated by GIBSON in a 3 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         AIMED BLOW        49 -  41 -  2      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         WALL OF STEEL     37 -  33 -  3      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  36 -  0      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       43 -  43 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         STRIKING ATTACK   73 -  75 -  8      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    73 -  78 -  4      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  20 -  1      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  18 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  22 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  33 -  4      35  |

Turn 213 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         3 -  6         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 - 12         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       JUIBLEX 2274               13   3  0  111 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
WALL OF STEEL    BLAGO GRUNGE 2089          28  11  1  109 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
STRIKING ATTACK  AGRIPPA 2161               19  12  2   97 WARMASTERS (15)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIRTY WHITE MOTHER 2145    17  16  1   82 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GNOMETRADAMUS 2225         14   9  1   61 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
TOTAL PARRY      DAVE LEBEIS 2237           17   4  0   60 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
SLASHING ATTACK  CREDITS 2280                9   6  0   55 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
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 SKILORD 2186.  The ten other most popular fighters were WICKED ALL REDD 
2315, TROG 466, OMFUG 2341, RINGO DEATHSTAR 2310, SMOOTH HOPERATOR 2344, HAKUNA 
FRITTATA 2307, POUDREUX 2187, APSHAI 2380, DEN'S SISTER 2374, and BABY CRAMBUS 2343.

The least popular fighter this week was LOSER DEGOTTI 2354.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SASCHA 2358, SMUSHI 2375, SOULBLOOD 2368, ALCESTE 2355, ASTRI 
2288, ALLEZLES KEUS 2256, RING LARDNER 2183, LIME RICKEY 2147, DAGN 2319, and 
WRECKLESS FURY 2267.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLOODY JAKE (81-369) WAR MACHINE (26)
BLAGO GRUNGE (81-2089) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

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

AXEL VON SPIRE (81-2068) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

                                      A REMINDER

     On behalf of the mailroom slaves, please, please, put your arena number on 
everything, including your personals and diplos!  
     All diplos must show the recipient's name, team name, and arena number.  
     Sometimes stuff gets misfiled, delayed, not printed, or not delivered because we 
don't know where it belongs.  Thank you.
                                          -- A lowly mailroom slave

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

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. 

                      K. CARSON (8-3609) SUPERIOR FORCES  (436)   
                    MISCHIEVOUS IMP (36-1504) FRIEND OR FOE  (163)   
                          DR FUGLY (61-3477) 071406W  (384)   
                       RED-HOT FRYER (82-50979) 072707J  (8581) 
                          CHAIR (84-11685) WORDS VII  (2124)  
                          BRAIN (84-13446) NOUNS III  (2364)  
                     KYLSEN (84-16515) BUBBA'S 15TH ARMY  (2917)  
                EVERYONE WANTS SOME (84-26980) ROOKIE HALEN 9  (4782)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                      SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY!

Our summer FTF will be held in Newark, New Jersey, July 17-19, 2015.  It will be held 
at the Doubletree Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, New Jersey (800-222-TREE (8733)).  
Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes free airport shuttle 
and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, jacuzzi, indoor pool, and 
business center, as well as several resturants inside the hotel.  Self-parking is $8.  
The rooms are blocked--code REA.  (If you have trouble making reservations, please let 
us know!) 

Hotel site:  http://tinyurl.com/FF55-Newark

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in June.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                                          -- RSI