DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/08/2015    Duedate: 07/21/2015

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-222

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DJEREE THE DJERK
THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
(81-623) [25-23-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KIMBHULEE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)         
(81-1019) [23-14-0,119]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CALIGULA                       CALIGULA
WARMASTERS (15)                WARMASTERS (15)
(81-2233) [20-12-1,95]         (81-2233) [20-12-1,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FURRY FURY (25)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SOME KINDA HATE (102)       37
2. CULT OF BACCHUS (4)         36      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. THE COMMODORES (150)        34      Unchartered Team
4. DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)       33
5. WARMASTERS (15)             26      NBA LEGENDS (156)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*NBA LEGENDS (156)         25  15  3 62.5   1/ 2 FURRY FURY (25)          13  2 0
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       618 471 22 56.7   2/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    10  5 0
 3/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      395 305 12 56.4   3/ 8 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      9  6 2
 4/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    598 504 17 54.3   4/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       9  6 1
 5/ 7 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    155 133 16 53.8   5/ 1*NBA LEGENDS (156)         9  6 1
 6/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)         467 402 18 53.7   6/14 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        8  6 0
 7/ 8 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     111  98  7 53.1   7/16 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    8  7 0
 8/ 6 ERRATA (44)               71  63  2 53.0   8/ 5 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    8  7 0
 9- 9 ROGUES DEN (140)          68  62  5 52.3   9-11 ROGUES DEN (140)          7  3 1
10/10 WARMASTERS (15)          565 524 39 51.9  10/17 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       7  7 1
11/11 OTTO'S DINER (96)        407 382 19 51.6  11/ 6 OTTO'S DINER (96)         7  8 1
12-12 EINHERJAR (157)           31  31  1 50.0  12/ 7 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     7  8 0
13/21*PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (160)    5   5  2 50.0  13/13 THE COMMODORES (150)      7  8 0
14/13 FURRY FURY (25)          357 363 20 49.6  14/15 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      6  9 1
15/14 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)   171 182  5 48.4  15/10 WARMASTERS (15)           6  9 0
16/15 PRAY THE GODS (155)       34  40  3 45.9  16/ 9 PRAY THE GODS (155)       6  9 0
17/16 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      367 450 15 44.9  17/23*PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (160)   5  5 2
18/17 THE COMMODORES (150)      78  97  2 44.6  18/22 ERRATA (44)               5  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   265 351 20 43.0  19/12 DARQUE AGES (29)          5  9 0
20/19 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     106 158  6 40.2  20/20*BONE MUNCHERS (159)       4 10 0
21-20*DOOM BRIGADE (158)         4   6  0 40.0  21/18 WAR MACHINE (26)          3 12 0
22/22 WAR MACHINE (26)          91 156 10 36.8  22/21 INEBRIATION (27)          3 12 0
23/23 INEBRIATION (27)          51 121  6 29.7  23-19*DOOM BRIGADE (158)        2  3 0
24/24*BONE MUNCHERS (159)        8  22  0 26.7  24-24 EINHERJAR (157)           0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

The goal of the game is taking the title of Duelmaster.  This holds special 
significance for us here in Shadowspire since it is the highest honor.  There are no 
tournament victors or tournament champions.  All the pomp and circumstance of such 
fancies are reserved for managers and warriors after they leave this grand arena 
either through team transfer or graduation.  This cycle, we take stroll down memory 
lane and look position of Duelmaster.

Apart from the initial two turns of the arena, turn 72 is the only cycle Shadowspire 
has endured without a Duelmaster.  The position is always hotly contested and one of 
the most sought after chairs in the far-reaching gladiatorial games.  But, you are not 
here to listen to me ramble on about the glories of our city (wait, yes you are!) 
Without further ado . . .

                                       *******

INDIVIDUAL DUELMASTER ACHIEVEMENTS IN SHADOWSPIRE

First Duelmaster
**ALBERTA CLIPPER of Just Chillin' 3-0-0 (Turn 3)

Duelmaster with Most Kills
**GORSHOK of Some Kinda Hate 18-14-5 (Turn 193)

Best Duelmaster (min. 20 FE)
**RAT-LOVING CAT of La Pentarchie 18-3-0 (Turn 36; 85.7%)

Duelmaster with Most Wins
**GIGI DIVINE of Cult of Bacchus 35-15-1 (Turn 150)

Duelmaster with Most Loses
**THE SEAMSTRESS of Big Lake Outcasts 21-42-1 (Turn 210)

Most Consecutive Turns as Duelmaster
**GREMLIN STEW of Otto's Diner 8 turns (Turns 153-160)

                                       *******

NOTABLE DUELMASTER STATS

Duelmasters by Style
**Striker (49); Total Parry (40); Lunger (38); Slasher (21); Wall of Steel (18); 
Basher (15); Aimed Blow (13); Parry Lunge (9); Parry Riposte (8); Parry Strike (7); 
None (3)

Duelmasters by Team
**Otto's Diner (24); Dragonbane Guild (17); American Muscle (15); Darque Ages and 
Warmasters (13); Cult of Bacchus (12); La Pentarchie (11); Clan Longbeard (10); Of 
Wolf and Man, Monster Manual, Some Kinda Hate, and Summerborn (8); Furry Fury (7); Big 
Lake Outcasts (6); House of Hearts (5); Roden Clan, Kellumbo's Kids, Fuchi Owned, Ale 
House Mercs, and The Mongoloids II (4); The Draugs, 4-Letter Cavemen, The Red Blades, 
Jungleland, Literate Loons, and War Machine (3); Just Chillin', Archaic Chaos, Search 
the Sky, Philanthropists, and Wicked Martyrs (2); Battle Grunts, Kathouse, Unholy 
Knights, Doc LeGrand's Lab, Bond-Age (1).

                                       *******

We hope you have enjoyed this edition of the Shadowspire Yellow Press.  We have 
expanded our operations to now include the Seam arena.  I remain the editor-in-chief 
and the primary journalist, but with our growing borders, I have had to hire more 
help.  We are now a many-tentacled beast.  You will see the other reporters pop up 
from time to time, but Shadowspire will remain my home and the home of the Yellow 
Press.

Phineas Rannulf
SYP Editor-in-Chief

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Oh what a beautiful day. Everything from here on out is gravy. Taking the throne from 
an AA warrior just makes it all that much better. Not that they are any huge 
challenge. Hell Trog knew his faves and is supposed to be going off to help defend us 
(Scary Thought). Poor guy, its not all his fault, guess when you are managed by a 
turd, some of it is bound to rub off. There were even scribblings on various pieces of 
paper around here where he started DM columns (I think) but he never managed to get 
anything out there in time. Probably cause Crambus and Den were too busy taking turns 
sitting on the throne and congratulating each other on what a splendid job they did 
getting there. Funny didn't see either of them in the arena when it came time for the 
fight.

Anyway, I am definitely not DM material so I doubt I will be up here again next turn. 
If so I'll attempt to come up with something a little more inspiring. 

                                          -- Djeree the Djerk

                                      SPY REPORT

     I visited a fortune teller this week because I was curious if the number 222 held 
any cosmological significance.  Actually, I had a lead on another story and this 
charlatan was supposed to have some relevant information.  Her production of smoke and 
mirrors did not disappoint! I gave her a cat's eye for effort, even though she told me 
nothing of consequence.  But, that is a story for another time!  You have come to hear 
the wondrous story of the always entertaining Shadowspire!
     Furry Fury moves into the number 1 spot with a 4-1-0 turn.  NBA Legends drops 
down to 5th, but still holds an impressive 9-6-1 for the last three turns.  Wicked 
Martyrs jumps 5 places to number 3, while Big Lake Outcasts had the biggest jump 
moving 9 spots to 7th  position.
     Pray the Gods and Darque Ages share the misfortune of having the largest drop by 
sliding 7 places.  Rogue's Den and Doom Brigade did not show up this turn.  Will 
Stillgard come back and avenge his two fallen warriors from turn 221?
     Djeree the Djerk is still DKing!  Caligula and Warmasters made their play for the 
throne, but after 6 minutes Djeree was once again crowned the Duelmaster.  The 
Mongoloids II have the top two warriors in the arena, but will those vaunted positions 
be enough to maintain their power next turn.  The top contender appears to be 
Dragonscythe from Dragonbane Guild.  Arena watchers will be interested to see if Nomad 
and the Guild make a bid for the top seat.  Or, will another sneak in a challenge and 
dethrone Djeree?
     Is it hygiene or inter-personal skills?  Do people truly fear the Big Lake 
Outcasts?  They certainly did this week as Big Lake Outcasts was the most avoided 
team.  Dragonbane Guild led the pack in turning down challenges from the Outcasts.  
Our Duelmaster, Djeree the Djerk, was the most challenged warrior this turn.  This is 
great news as it shows a competitive fire burning in the hearts of Shadowspire's 
managers and warriors!
     As I was looking through the fight reports, I was almost disappointed. Apart from 
a few blood feuds, there were not any major down challenges.  I am now very thankful 
for all the enmity that exists between managers here in Shadowspire. This turn, Grimm 
decided to share his displeasure with Vanek as Kitty Tantrum goes down the ranks to 
challenge Julius.  Kitty shows her tantrums are nothing to scoff at as she beats 
Julius.
     We witnessed five (5) blood feud challenges and four (4) victories in the name of 
honor.  Big Eddy of Inebriation was the only warrior that failed to avenge his fallen 
comrade in a match against Pho C of Otto's Diner.  Dave Lebeis of Big Lake Outcasts 
gets the Endurance Award this week.  It took him 25 minutes, but he was able to avenge 
Gunnar Cotton's death at the hands of Rockford from The Commodores.  Five (5) were 
sent to the Dark Arena this turn, but we are devoid of any upsets as the Dark Arena 
crew worked quickly and efficiently.
     Bone Munchers loses Cornelius as he made an ill-advised challenge up to Brave 
Bull from the Wicked Martyrs stable.  We also bid farewell to Fen Drew and Joel 
Osteen.  We barely knew ye!  Dying on your first fight almost makes your career as a 
gladiator appear as an epic blunder.  I wonder how many street sweepers are lost on 
their first day of work?
     There is little more to be said this turn.  You have witnessed these events with 
your own eyes on these fine sands!  I look forward to seeing each of you next cycle.  
So on behalf of the Gladiatorial Commission and your local source for news the SYP, I 
bid you farewell. 
                                          -- Phineas Rannulf

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJEREE THE DJERK 623         25  23  1   113       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIMBHULEE 1019               23  14  0   119       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 DRAGONSCYTHE 2340            14   3  1   116       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-NIGHTLEAF 2008               17   8  3   112       ROGUES DEN (140)
 AGRIPPA 2161                 24  16  2   105       WARMASTERS (15)
 MR BRAIN SMASHER 2234        15  13  1   104       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 RUMMER 2320                  10   5  1    96       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 CALIGULA 2233                20  12  1    95       WARMASTERS (15)
 SIMO HAYHA 2261              13  11  1    93       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 IMPALA 240                   19   8  1    92       ERRATA (44)
 POUDREUX 2187                17  20  0    92       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SOME KINDA PATE 2224         14  19  0    92       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SHAMINO 2285                 13  10  0    92       THE COMMODORES (150)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVE LEBEIS 2237             21   9  0    89       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DIRTY WHITE MOTHER 2145      22  20  1    87       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 GNOMETRADAMUS 2225           18  14  1    87       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 GUY DE CHAULIC 2097          14   9  1    86       DARQUE AGES (29)
 NAGA 2281                    13  11  1    86       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 HAVANA BLACK 561             15  17  0    85       WAR MACHINE (26)
 THELONIUS 2174               23  14  1    84       WARMASTERS (15)
 BABY CRAMBUS 2343             9   5  0    84       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 STRAY CAT 242                16  10  0    81       ERRATA (44)
 HAKUNA FRITTATA 2307         10   9  0    77       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 APSHAI 2380                   5   5  0    75       THE COMMODORES (150)
 MONOCEROS 2034               12  19  1    74       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 MYKUL 1018                   15  22  0    73       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 LISHCHKA 2322                 9   6  1    71       PRAY THE GODS (155)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAILOR JEFFRY 2338            7   9  2    66       INEBRIATION (27)
 CERYOSHE 2347                 7   7  0    65       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 ALLEZLES KEUS 2256           15  12  0    64       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 RINGO DEATHSTAR 2310         12   6  0    64       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASTRI 2288                    9  10  0    60       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 DICKY TOURVILLE 2276         13  12  1    59       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DRY MOUTH MAX 2072           12  18  0    57       FURRY FURY (25)
 GIBSON 2381                   8   2  1    57       WICKED MARTYRS (148)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKFORD 2317                 9  10  1    56       THE COMMODORES (150)
 STUMP 238                    13  14  0    53       ERRATA (44)
 MORDECAI MOUSE 2152          10  11  0    53       FURRY FURY (25)
 CREDITS 2280                 13  11  0    52       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-GARBAGE TRUCK 1994           12  14  0    50       ROGUES DEN (140)
-ROLLO 2425                    8   5  0    50       EINHERJAR (157)
 BARBAROSSA 2098              13  10  0    49       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ZIPPO 239                    11  16  0    49       ERRATA (44)
 WYRMCLAW 2389                 6   3  0    48       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 RYK THE DRAGON 2371           6   5  0    44       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 BAILEY 2387                   6   3  0    43       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 MAGIC 2386                    6   2  1    40       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 LARRY BIRD 2384               5   3  1    40       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 OMFUG 2341                    8   6  2    39       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
-ASTRID 2423                   8   5  1    39       EINHERJAR (157)
 PEEKING DUCK 2363             8   4  0    38       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 LE CHRURGIEN 2342             7   8  0    36       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-ROPE BURN 2189                5   2  0    36       ROGUES DEN (140)
 TOMOE GOZEN 2207              6   5  0    35       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ZATHOG 2399                   3   4  1    34       SOME KINDA HATE (102)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE EMPRESS WU 2164           8   8  0    33       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ALCESTE 2355                  7   5  0    33       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 WILT THE STILT 2383           4   4  1    33       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 BLUE DRAGON 2332              7  11  0    32       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 KAREEM 2382                   5   3  0    31       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 LOSER DEGOTTI 2354            8   5  0    29       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 KITTY TANTRUM 2241            6   6  0    28       FURRY FURY (25)
 BRAVE BULL 2453               3   0  1    28       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 AYLA 2429                     3   1  0    27       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 DOCTOR J 2385                 5   3  0    26       NBA LEGENDS (156)
-LAETHA 2426                   6   7  0    25       EINHERJAR (157)
 PIXIE 2378                    4   6  0    25       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BROOSS 1287                   5   9  0    24       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 LYON BEAR 2412                4   3  0    24       THE COMMODORES (150)
 BRUTAL GRUNGE 2390            4   5  0    24       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE LADY 2350               4  10  0    22       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 PHO C 2444                    2   2  1    22       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-JEFE 2437                     2   0  0    22       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 HOLLOWSOUL 2414               4   1  1    21       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 HUMDRUM 2397                  3   5  0    21       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BANEWANDER 2464               2   0  1    21       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (160)
 ILL WIND 2398                 6   2  0    20       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 GRIZZLY REMAINS 2459          3   0  0    18       FURRY FURY (25)
 LE MUTANT 2469                2   0  0    18       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-GEIR 2421                     4   4  0    17       EINHERJAR (157)
 URIAH CONN 2463               2   0  1    17       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (160)
 GARCHOMP 2470                 2   0  0    17       FURRY FURY (25)
 SMUSHI 2375                   3   6  1    16       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 DUNYA 2413                    2   3  0    15       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 DAYBRANCH 2478                1   0  0    15       ERRATA (44)
 ABDUHL AHLEZAD 2448           3   4  0    14       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
 CEREBRAL VORTEX 2447          2   4  0    14       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
-PHEARE 2433                   1   1  0    13       DOOM BRIGADE (158)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUARK 2438                    2   2  1     9       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 HATEFUL DESIRE 2457           2   1  0     9       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 STRATIA 2415                  2   3  0     9       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 ZENITH 2439                   2   2  0     8       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 TICONDEROGA 2449              1   5  0     8       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
 GARGOYLE 2471                 1   0  1     7       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-RAYNOR 2436                   1   1  0     6       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 ARATHEER 2462                 1   1  0     6       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (160)
 BYRUHO 2455                   1   2  0     5       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 JOHN LITTLE 2467              1   1  0     4       WAR MACHINE (26)
 JULIUS 2456                   0   3  0     3       WARMASTERS (15)
 BIG EDDY 2451                 0   3  0     3       INEBRIATION (27)
-FENN 2434                     0   2  0     2       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 THE PAPERBOY 2465             0   2  0     2       THE COMMODORES (150)
 ULAH PEGAHOUR 2460            0   2  0     2       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (160)
-VILBRADR 2435                 0   2  0     2       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 SHORTLEAP 2461                0   2  0     2       PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (160)
 LAGERTHA 2472                 0   1  0     1       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MOON MAIDEN 2468              0   1  0     1       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
 JED SAWYER 2474               0   1  0     1       WAR MACHINE (26)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GUNNAR COTTON 2419      1  2 1 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 ROCKFORD 2317         219  JUST REVENGED
CORNELIUS 2450          2  5 0 BONE MUNCHERS 159    BRAVE BULL 2453       222   
MARY QUEEN OF SC 2446   0  3 0 BONE MUNCHERS 159    QUARK 2438            220  JUST REVENGED
FOUNTAIN 241           11 15 1 ERRATA 44            NIGHTLEAF 2008        221   
BRINDLE BADGER 2004    22 12 0 FURRY FURY 25        SIMO HAYHA 2261       218  REVENGED
APOCALYPTIC COW 2417    0  2 0 INEBRIATION 27       MAGIC 2386            218  NOT REVENGED
BOMBAY SAPPH 2416       2  1 0 INEBRIATION 27       LARRY BIRD 2384       219  REVENGED
COLORADO BULL 2452      1  1 0 INEBRIATION 27       PHO C 2444            221   
CRAPMASTER 2475         0  1 0 INEBRIATION 27       DARK CHAMPION         222  NONE
SMOOTH HOPERATOR 2344   4 10 0 INEBRIATION 27       DARK CHAMPION         222  NONE
WICKED ALL REDD 2315    5 13 1 INEBRIATION 27       STONE GOLEM           222  NONE
FEN DREW 2477           0  1 0 PRAY THE GODS 155    BANEWANDER 2464       222   
VESH 2431               2  2 0 PRAY THE GODS 155    WILT THE STILT 2383   221  JUST REVENGED
JOSEFA JALAPENO 2228    1  2 0 ROGUES DEN 140       HOLLOWSOUL 2414       221   
RASK 2170               5  4 0 ROGUES DEN 140       GIBSON 2381           221   
DUCK OF DEATH 2408      0  7 0 WAR MACHINE 26       SHEWISH GIANT         222  NONE
JOEL OSTEEN 2473        0  1 0 WAR MACHINE 26       GARGOYLE 2471         222   
AVERAGE JOE 2476        0  1 0 WARMASTERS 15        BLACK ORC             222  NONE
ERASTES 2432            1  1 0 WARMASTERS 15        ZATHOG 2399           219  REVENGED
BLACK BISON 2359        2  7 1 WICKED MARTYRS 148   SAILOR JEFFRY 2338    219  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dear Quark -- Such a thoughtful gift! The Bone Munchers held a wake for Mary 
at Otto's Diner using the coupons you kindly provided last turn.  Your 
considerate gesture has gone a long way towards mending any hard feelings over 
the loss of our Mary.  There is one problem, which I hate to mention:  your 
mother consumed Cerebral's coupons at the wake and, therefore, he will be 
fighting you.  In her defense, she has been kind enough to fight for the Bone 
Munchers and has taken the nom de guerre, Moon Maiden (don't let the name fool 
you though). We are thrilled to have her and think she will fit right in here!  
Warm Wishes. -- Mr.Goreng, mgr Bone Munchers

LP -- Nice to have you back in the PA mix of Shadowspire! Keep it up! -- 
DeGotti

Josefa Jalapeno -- It was a back and forth fight, but when you tried to kill 
me I couldn't just stand by and let that happen! Rest in Peace my PS friend! 
-- Hollowsoul

Ricky, Ricky, Ricky can't you see? A master in Defense is what you gave me! 
Thanks for the skills and the rating Tourville! -- Ringo

It was such a nice break to not have to listen to the ramblings of Den last 
turn! I'm sure it will be short lived! -- DeGotti

DeGotti -- Thanks.  So far it's been interesting.  Looking forward to learning 
as we go.  Good luck out there. -- Keyoke, mgr Doom Brigade

Cerebral Vortex -- you may want to sue lighter weapons against lighter armored 
foes. -- Pheare

Hateful Desire -- Great fight, man.  We'll have a rematch soon. -- Fenn

Josefa Jalapeno -- Sicy food always kicks my butt... -- Vilbradr

Brutal Grunge -- Beat you like a PINATA 'til I fell over...  I'll try a bigger 
stick next time. -- Raynor

Ayla -- Thanks for the fun sweetie.  Better luck next time. :) -- Jefe

Shadowspire -- We salute you.  May your weapons land true and the blood of 
your enemies paint the sands red. -- Doom Brigade

Phineas -- It's been over 25 years since we last saw a man-made spy report.  
Takes us back to our early days in the game.  Please keep them coming. -- NBA 
Legends

Have to admit that we are nervously awating our three bloodfeuds against us 
this week.  Hopefully, they will all go like the two we got last turn, a 2-0 
record for us with 10 skills. -- NBA Legends

Hakusna Frittata -- Caught me by surprise, sort of.  I've been challenged 
(successfully) for so long I guess I didn't really think my bid would work.  
BTW, you could have come up with at least ONE sill to pass on! -- Astri

Ayla -- Wow!  That was a long fight.  Did that guy you hired finish your 
portrait?  You certainly posed long enough. -- Stratia
P.S.  If I'm in the picture, please forward me a copy.  I'm good for it.

Lyon Bear -- Too early to tell, but you might hae potential.  Yeah, and that 
weapon didn't work out well for me, either. -- Zenith

Abduhl Ahlezad -- I realize you were anxious to avenge Mary, but calm down a 
little next time.  Save some for the later minutes, is what i"m saying.  and 
teach at least ONE skill. -- Quark, the disappointed

Definitely appreciate the SPY Report!  Great job! -- Kid Arcane

Dingle and Crambus -- Wow, you two are a special kind of stupid. Still on the 
tourney prepping thing, if that's all ya got, feel free to run with it. No 
matter how much chest pounding, AA flag waving, rubbing each other down with 
baby oil, you do, you are the laughing stock of this and every arena. I have 
never mentioned being one of the best managers around, but I am damn sure 
better than the "The Hills Have Eyes" AA, any day. So sit at your picnic table 
in the basement, with your box of crayons, foaming at the mouth and try to 
write some new material. Your blathering is getting old and stale. -- Otis

Den -- You can grab Dicky's staff and hit a dozen managers like me, they are 
called Winners. All ranked above you and Crambus. Sad that you don't have 

anyone on the throne so you have to latch on to Crambus' warrior. How did he 
do in his last fight before leaving for the Isle by the way? -- Otis Your 
Superior

Ouch.  5 Guild members on the "worst of" lists.  Not good.  But 4 were either 
Pikers or Slashers, so they hardly even count, right? -- Nomad

Astri -- What challenge?  I didn't see any challenge.  I'm waiting. -- 
Dragonscythe

Agrippa -- A nice little random matchup.  I haven't faced many Warmasters. -- 
Dragonscythe

Naga -- You can take your 9,000- FE and go slither elsewhere. -- Wyrmclaw

Loser Degotti -- We may have to do something about you soon.  Like, perhaps, 
beat you.  But maybe it won't be me. -- Humdrum 		 	   		  

Errata -- Welcome to Shadowspire! -- Vanek, Manager of Warmasters
 
Phineas Rannulf -- I love the second personalized Spy Report; keep them 
coming! -- Vanek
 
Monoceros -- That was either incredibly brave or incredible stupid.  I am 
unsure which one though. -- Caligula

Simo Hayha -- You probably weren't expecting that when you saw the random 
match-up, were you? -- Hadrian

DeGotti -- Anytime you address me it makes my skin crawl, the thought that a 
low-born piece of human dandruff like you believes he can relate to me sickens 
not only me, but everyone that reads your babblings.  When will you finally 
and inevitably accept your position and simply bow your head and eat the 
scraps that I offer to you out of the goodness of my heart?  When I come for 
you it will be obvious as the peasants will rise and give me a standing 
ovation for each step of my journey finding you in the mud and filth of my 
arena. -- Den

Vanek -- Sometimes when I hear you talk I daydream that I am a super-secret-
agent spy and have a fake tooth made out of cyanide, and that at any point I 
want to escape from your insipid statements I can simply bite down on the 
tooth and get away from the idiocy while everyone else must stay and listen.  
Such a comfortable dream that is. -- Den

Hadrian -- Don't get too carried away, 2 of those wins could have went either 
way.  But, I guess it is better to be lucky than good some days.  Guessing I 
will never get the invite, so you are safe from me from this point forward. -- 
Dave Lebeis

Commodores -- Looking like another few turns of watching Rockford have his 
files sorted out.  Not good for you. -- Den

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WICKED ALL REDD was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SMOOTH HOPERATOR was killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
DUCK OF DEATH was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
CRAPMASTER was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AVERAGE JOE was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
RUMMER vanquished WILT THE STILT in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
DAVE LEBEIS savagely defeated ROCKFORD in a unpopular 25 minute gory Bloodfeud brawl.
DIRTY WHITE MOTHER overcame SAILOR JEFFRY in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
CEREBRAL VORTEX won victory over QUARK in a 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
BIG EDDY was overpowered by PHO C in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
CALIGULA was luckily beaten by DJEREE THE DJERK in a 6 minute Challenge Title fight.
DRAGONSCYTHE overpowered IMPALA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CERYOSHE was devastated by GUY DE CHAULIC in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
GNOMETRADAMUS subdued THELONIUS in a 2 minute master's Challenge match.
ASTRI was overpowered by SIMO HAYHA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
APSHAI overpowered CREDITS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DICKY TOURVILLE won victory over ZIPPO in a 2 minute bloody veteran's Challenge fray.
RYK THE DRAGON was devastated by MYKUL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
DOCTOR J was overpowered by WYRMCLAW in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge match.
RINGO DEATHSTAR overpowered BAILEY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LARRY BIRD viciously subdued LOSER DEGOTTI in a tiring 9 minute Challenge contest.
MAGIC vanquished BROOSS in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge match.
ABDUHL AHLEZAD was vanquished by LE CHRURGIEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
KAREEM overpowered WHITE LADY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SMUSHI was defeated by HOLLOWSOUL in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
BRUTAL GRUNGE luckily beat DUNYA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CORNELIUS was slaughtered by BRAVE BULL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KITTY TANTRUM demolished JULIUS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
HATEFUL DESIRE won victory over THE PAPERBOY in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fray.
BYRUHO was handily defeated by PIXIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
SHORTLEAP lost to GRIZZLY REMAINS in a 2 minute gory novice's Challenge bout.
HAVANA BLACK slimly lost to POUDREUX in a exciting 4 minute brutal veteran's fray.
SOME KINDA PATE was overpowered by KIMBHULEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STRAY CAT was overpowered by MR BRAIN SMASHER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
BABY CRAMBUS was demolished by AGRIPPA in a 1 minute uneven contest.
SHAMINO defeated HAKUNA FRITTATA in a 2 minute struggle.
NAGA demolished ALLEZLES KEUS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MORDECAI MOUSE was overpowered by MONOCEROS in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BARBAROSSA was demolished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LISHCHKA demolished OMFUG in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PEEKING DUCK was beaten by DRY MOUTH MAX in a 2 minute duel.
TOMOE GOZEN was savagely defeated by STUMP in a 2 minute brutal competition.
GIBSON viciously subdued THE EMPRESS WU in a exciting 7 minute gory duel.
BLUE DRAGON was luckily beaten by LYON BEAR in a crowd boring 12 minute bloody duel.
ILL WIND was narrowly defeated by ALCESTE in a action packed 6 minute bloody conflict.
ZATHOG savagely defeated HUMDRUM in a 2 minute brutal brawl.
TICONDEROGA was overcome by URIAH CONN in a 1 minute melee.
ZENITH was handily defeated by AYLA in a 3 minute one-sided match.
STRATIA defeated MOON MAIDEN in a 3 minute novice's battle.
ULAH PEGAHOUR was vanquished by LE MUTANT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ARATHEER overcame LAGERTHA in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
BANEWANDER slaughtered FEN DREW in a 1 minute one-sided match.
JOHN LITTLE was handily defeated by DAYBRANCH in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GARCHOMP demolished JED SAWYER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JOEL OSTEEN was put to death by GARGOYLE in a 6 minute amateur's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  22         PARRY-LUNGE       33 -  20 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 20         PARRY-STRIKE      24 -  20 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                      13         PARRY-RIPOSTE     38 -  32 -  3      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                   11         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  28 -  1      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         STRIKING ATTACK   92 -  96 -  7      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    91 -  95 -  8      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL     41 -  46 -  7      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  22 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         AIMED BLOW        50 -  67 -  2      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  48 -  3      38  |

Turn 222 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  6         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK    10 - 12         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  9     WALL OF STEEL      5 -  6         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              AIMED BLOW         5 -  8         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DJEREE THE DJERK 623       25  23  1  113 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
AIMED BLOW       KIMBHULEE 1019             23  14  0  119 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
STRIKING ATTACK  DRAGONSCYTHE 2340          14   3  1  116 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
BASHING ATTACK   MR BRAIN SMASHER 2234      15  13  1  104 SOME KINDA HATE (102)
LUNGING ATTACK   CALIGULA 2233              20  12  1   95 WARMASTERS (15)
SLASHING ATTACK  IMPALA 240                 19   8  1   92 ERRATA (44)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GNOMETRADAMUS 2225         18  14  1   87 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
PARRY-LUNGE      HAKUNA FRITTATA 2307       10   9  0   77 OTTO'S DINER (96)
WALL OF STEEL    DICKY TOURVILLE 2276       13  12  1   59 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CALIGULA 2233.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CALIGULA 2233.  The ten other most popular fighters were GIBSON 2381, DUCK OF 
DEATH 2408, HAVANA BLACK 561, WICKED ALL REDD 2315, ALCESTE 2355, PEEKING DUCK 2363, 
STUMP 238, SMOOTH HOPERATOR 2344, APSHAI 2380, and WYRMCLAW 2389.

The least popular fighter this week was DAVE LEBEIS 2237.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROCKFORD 2317, LYON BEAR 2412, LOSER DEGOTTI 2354, JED SAWYER 
2474, JOHN LITTLE 2467, FEN DREW 2477, MOON MAIDEN 2468, TICONDEROGA 2449, TOMOE 
GOZEN 2207, and OMFUG 2341.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

IMPALA (81-240) ERRATA (44)

             ATTENTION:  ALL MANAGERS WHO ARE ATTENDING THE FACE-TO-FACE

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See you there! 

                                          RSI