DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/09/2015    Duedate: 12/22/2015

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-233

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAVANA BLACK
WAR MACHINE (26)
(81-561) [22-21-1,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAVANA BLACK                   ALPACA SWEATER
WAR MACHINE (26)               FROM THE LEFT (166)
(81-561) [22-21-1,124]         (81-2585) [1-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MYKUL                          NAGA
THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)         MONSTER MANUAL (87)
(81-1018) [23-25-0,119]        (81-2281) [18-17-1,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FROM THE LEFT (166)         60
2. INEBRIATION (27)            48      SHANGHAIED (161)
3. WARMASTERS (15)             40      Unchartered Team
4. MONSTER MANUAL (87)         30
5. LA PENTARCHIE (11)          28      FROM THE LEFT (166)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SHANGHAIED (161)          30  20  0 60.0   1/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      11  3 0
 2/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      426 327 14 56.6   2/ 6 WARMASTERS (15)          11  4 1
 3/ 4 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       636 495 22 56.2   3/ 8 INEBRIATION (27)         10  5 0
 4/ 6 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    183 153 16 54.5   4/14 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       9  6 1
 5/ 5 NBA LEGENDS (156)         46  39  5 54.1   5/ 3 FURRY FURY (25)           8  7 1
 6- 8 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    620 531 17 53.9   6/ 4 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 0
 7/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)         497 426 18 53.8   7/ 5 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      8  7 0
 8- 9 ERRATA (44)               87  77  3 53.0   8- 1 THE MONSANTIS (112)       7  3 0
 9/10 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     137 127  9 51.9   9/11 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    7  6 1
10/11 WARMASTERS (15)          589 551 43 51.7  10/ 9 SHANGHAIED (161)          7  8 0
11/12 OTTO'S DINER (96)        433 411 21 51.3  11/15 OTTO'S DINER (96)         7  8 0
12/14 FURRY FURY (25)          385 390 21 49.7  12/19 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      7  8 0
13/15 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)   197 207  7 48.8  13/ 7 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    6  9 0
14-16 THE COMMODORES (150)     104 120  4 46.4  14/23 BONE MUNCHERS (159)       5  3 1
15-17 THE MONSANTIS (112)       73  87  5 45.6  15-10 THE COMMODORES (150)      5  4 0
16/19 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      392 480 16 45.0  16-18 ERRATA (44)               5  5 0
17/18 PRAY THE GODS (155)       54  68  3 44.3  17/12 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     5  7 0
18/20 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   292 379 21 43.5  18/13 WAR MACHINE (26)          5  9 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/21 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     129 179  6 41.9  19/24 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        4  5 0
20/22 BONE MUNCHERS (159)       29  42  2 40.8  20-20 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     4  6 0
21/ 0*FROM THE LEFT (166)        2   3  0 40.0  21-16 DOOM BRIGADE (158)        4  6 0
22/23 WAR MACHINE (26)         112 189 16 37.2  22/25 PRAY THE GODS (155)       4  9 0
23-24 DOOM BRIGADE (158)        22  38  1 36.7  23/21 NBA LEGENDS (156)         4 11 0
24/26 INEBRIATION (27)          81 146  7 35.7  24/26*SCORPIO LIKES: (163)      4 11 0
25/25*SCORPIO LIKES: (163)       9  19  1 32.1  25/ 0*FROM THE LEFT (166)       2  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

     "Welcome, everyone, to another great night here at Alastari's Comedy Club, and 
what a surprise we have for you tonight!" the MC said as he stood on the stage 
surveying a crowd of well-armed and impatient arena warriors.  They came from all 
over, the Andorians sitting near the back as is their custom, a surly looking group 
from Seam had a table in the center, and of course a large contingent from Niytyole 
Island was right up front near the stage.  "For one night only we have the amazing 
Jeff Foxworthy here to entertain you with his 'You might be a down-challenger if' 
routine, so please give Mr. Foxworthy a thunderous Alastarian welcome."
     The crowd jumped to their feet clashing weapons together and screaming in drunken 
anticipation.  Jeff Foxworthy was shoved through the curtain at the back of the stage 
by a rough hand.  He walked forward looking very confused and a little frightened.  
The MC quickly grabbed his arm and brought him forward to the center of the stage 
smiling and reassuring him all the way there.  "Don't worry, Mr. Foxworthy, you're 
going to do great, everyone is here for your routine that we have all heard so much 
about."
     "But I don't even know where I am.  Your world frightens and confuses me."
     "Now, now, don't be shy, just make us laugh," said the MC and then whispered in 
Jeff's ear, "Please make sure they laugh.  Not sure if you have seen angry gladiators 
before but it could get ugly if this does not go well."
     Jeff swallowed hard as he scrutinized the crowd, "But I do a routine called, 'You 
might be a redneck if'--and I don't even know what a down-challenger is."
     "Hmmm.. what is a 'redneck'?" asked the MC.
     "I guess it's kind of like a hillbilly, but a little more inventive." answered 
Jeff.
     "A hillbilly?  We certainly haven't see any of those since The Guild left 
Alastari years ago," answered the MC.
     "Well here goes," said Jeff as he broke into his routine.  "You might be a down-
challenger if... you're the kind of pathetic manager that needs to fight warriors in 
tourneys for a decade before they see their first fight in an arena and then place 
challenges against guys with a fraction of the experience."  A very large warrior at a 
table next the stage laughed so hard his ale flew out his nose as he slammed his 
gloved hand on the table repeatedly.  
     This warrior turned to his teammate, still laughing and fighting for breath, "By 
Crom, it's like he knows those losers personally, he just described Otis, Mannequin, 
Vlad, and Otto to the edge and back.  Too funny, what's next, how can he top that?"  
     Then the crowd stated chanting "Aimed Blow, Aimed Blow..." recognizing the 
complete lack of ten-style ability the sad and uninventive tourney manager has.  Most 
of those guys have not had a Parry-Strike Stylemaster since their haircut was actually 
in style.
     Getting a little swagger after his first joke went over so well, Jeff threw 
another at the crowd.  "You might be a down-challenger if.. your 22-36 scum Striker 
who is locked in the Champions because he sucks and you can't admit it challenges the 
young hot-shot 14-5 Lunger that is in the Challenger Champions."  
     Again the crowd roared in laughter.  This time a couple of Andorians in the back 
looked at each other and in unison said, "That has to be DeGotti and Darque!  This guy 
is awesome, why haven't we heard of him before?"
     "You might be a down-challenger if... your 0-6 Parry-Riposte with 6 points 
challenges that 1-0 Striker with 10 points."  A couple of young Strikers sitting in 
the middle of the room started pumping their fists up and down.  One of them screamed 
towards the stage, "That is just about every manager in Alastari, the damn 
hypocrites!"
     "You might be a down-challenger if your 6-0 scum TP challenges that 0-1 guy at 
the bottom of the rankings."  
     This one was met with a chorus of cheers mixed with boos which caused Jeff to 
pull at the neck of his flannel shirt in a nervous twitch.  Then a very large warrior 
near the front stood up, took a long pull from his mug and raised his arms up and 
shouted to the crowd, "Come on, where's the sport?  Those challenges just save me the 
time of making an up-challenge, and I love to pound out plate with my trusty war 
hammer."  He grabbed his hammer from his back and gave it a couple twirls before 
setting it on the table.
     "You might be a down-challenger if... someone has down-challenged you and because 
you cannot beat them, you instead down-challenge another guy in that alliance that you 
hope you can beat."  This time the entire room exploded in laughter, some warriors 
even falling out of their chairs and rolling on the ground clutching their stomachs.  
One of the Niytyole tables were laughing so hard they could hardly breathe.  Finally 
one of them gasped, "Holy Moses, he is talking about Dameon Darkfart and his 
challenges on Crambus because he knows he can't beat Den or Philthy.  That is awesome, 
we have to keep this guy, he needs to do this show every night."
     "You might be a down-challenger if..you want to destroy a team because you hate 
the manager and you make every challenge possible within the rules of the game."  This 
time a couple of blonde female warriors on the right side clapped their hands while 
raising their eyebrows.  One looked to the other and said, "That reminds me of Den, he 
is so clever and manipulative and really does know how to bring hate and anger to the 
lesser managers of the games."  Her friend smiled, nodded, and replied, "I know, and 
he is soooooo dreamy!"
     Jeff waved to the crowd took a bow and thanked them for their very kind and 
deeply appreciated applause as the MC came out to help him from the stage. "We hope 
you can come back and entertain us again Mr. Foxworthy," he said.
     "I would love to.  I'm already thinking about a 'You might be an idiot if...' 
routine, but the only thing I can come up with right now is if you are a member of the 
Inner Circle."  
     The MC slapped his knee laughing and looked to Jeff, "You just keep it coming and 
coming, man what a night!"

     This evening's comedy was brought to you by Den and the entire Allied Axis, where 
we prefer to do our talking on the sands and not in little chat rooms.
     

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good afternoon, dear readers!  It is good to see you once again in the grand 
arena of Shadowspire.  We have lots of exciting news to report on this frightfully 
chilly day.  I hope you are wearing your fluffy overcoats and brought your gloves 
because it is certainly a cold one!  Without further adieu, let us take a look at this 
turn's important news!
     Stray Cat goes off to the Isle of the Eye, so the throne was up for grabs.  
Havana Black from War Machine was not going to be denied and posted a challenge to the 
higher ranked Guy de Chaulic of Darque Ages.  Perhaps a bit overzealous, but 
effective, Havana Black takes the throne of Shadowspire, along with the life of Guy de 
Chaulic!  Congrats to Crambus and his War Machine guild and condolences to Darque 
Ages.  Only Challenger Champions can blood feud the Duelmaster, and Darque Ages has 
two qualified candidates.  Counting the inactive warriors, there are a total of 12 
Challenger Champions.  We have tons of potential for action in the upper ranks.  Next 
turn will certainly be worth watching!
     Big Lake Outcasts, Darque Ages, and Monster Manual all tied for most avoided team 
this turn.  The golems are not being very helpful, so it is hard for me to determine 
who avoided whom the most.  Congrats to all three, you are feared... I think.  Mykul 
from The Mongoloids II was the most challenged warrior this turn.  In a battle of the 
oddly spelled names, Ryk the Dragon challenged up 42 points to battle Mykul.  Mykul 
did not appear to be bothered by the challenge and walked away with the win.  There 
were 2 down challenges of note.  Beer Gut of Inebriation stooped down 27 points to 
fight Mokosh from Pray the Gods.  No surprise in the outcome, as Beer Gut won victory 
over Mokosh.  The other was Baratus of Warmasters going down 4 points to battle Three-
Toe Joe of Shanghaied.  You might ask why a 4 point down challenge is worthy of note.  
Typically, it would not be special; however, this fight ended with Three-Toe Joe 
dying, so I thought it worth noting.
     There were a number of inactive teams for turn 233, Dragonbane Guild and The 
Commodores being the most surprising absences.  We also missed Errata, The Monsantis, 
and Doom Brigade.  Come back to us, gents!  Welcome to the new team, From the Left!  
Introduce yourself and make yourself at home in this fine arena!  Cult of Bacchus took 
over the top spot from the absent Monsantis crew.  There were 3 teams that jumped into 
the top 5 this turn as well--Warmasters, Inebriation, and Monster Manual.  Monster 
Manual had one of the more impressive gains jumping 10 spots to 4th.  The most 
significant drops in the rankings from active teams come from Some Kinda Hate and War 
Machine, who dropped 5 spots each.
     Three non-Dark Arena deaths occurred this turn.  Two of them belong to Darque 
Ages, so we can probably expect new recruits on the sands next turn.  As already 
noted, our new Duelmaster killed Guy de Chaulic, a veteran 19-14-1 warrior.  We have 
also discussed Three-Toe Joe's untimely demise at the hands of Baratus.  The other 
turn 233 death was young Alexander Nevsky in a random match up against Laddy Buck from 
Bone Munchers.  Condolences to the deceased, and luck to you all in any upcoming 
feuds.
     Our time draws to a close!  I will see you next turn with another exciting (and 
apparently partisan, according to Den) spy report.  Good fortune to each of you in 
this time between cycles.  On behalf of the Yellow Press and the Gladiatorial 
Commission, farewell! -- Phineas Rannulf

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAVANA BLACK 561             22  21  1   124       WAR MACHINE (26)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BABY CRAMBUS 2343            16   9  0   123       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 MYKUL 1018                   23  25  0   119       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
-SHAMINO 2285                 18  15  0   105       THE COMMODORES (150)
 DRY MOUTH MAX 2072           17  24  1   104       FURRY FURY (25)
 CREDITS 2280                 19  16  1   101       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ALLEZLES KEUS 2256           22  16  0    99       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 GIBSON 2381                  14   7  1    99       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-SUICIDE SEED 1402            12  13  2    99       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 POUDREUX 2187                21  27  0    97       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 THE EMPRESS WU 2164          17  10  0    97       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BARBAROSSA 2098              19  15  0    93       DARQUE AGES (29)
 HAKUNA FRITTATA 2307         17  13  1    92       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SAILOR JEFFRY 2338           12  15  2    91       INEBRIATION (27)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONOCEROS 2034               18  22  1    90       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 PEEKING DUCK 2363            15   8  1    90       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 LARRY BIRD 2384              11   6  1    90       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 DAVE LEBEIS 2237             24  17  0    89       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 OMFUG 2341                   18   7  2    88       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 SIMO HAYHA 2261              18  17  1    88       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 RINGO DEATHSTAR 2310         18  11  1    86       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 ASTRI 2288                   13  15  0    82       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 LISHCHKA 2322                15  11  1    81       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 MORDECAI MOUSE 2152          15  17  0    80       FURRY FURY (25)
 GARCHOMP 2470                10   3  0    79       FURRY FURY (25)
 TOMOE GOZEN 2207             12  10  0    77       DARQUE AGES (29)
 NAGA 2281                    18  17  1    72       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 DICKY TOURVILLE 2276         17  19  1    71       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 RYK THE DRAGON 2371          10  12  0    71       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 BAILEY 2387                  12   8  1    67       WICKED MARTYRS (148)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LYON BEAR 2412               10   7  0    67       THE COMMODORES (150)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARATUS 2515                  4   4  2    66       WARMASTERS (15)
-ZIPPO 239                    14  19  0    64       ERRATA (44)
 HATEFUL DESIRE 2457          10   4  1    64       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 ALCESTE 2355                 13  10  0    61       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 PHO C 2444                    7   8  1    61       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BLUE DRAGON 2332             12  17  0    60       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOSER DEGOTTI 2354           16   8  0    56       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 KITTY TANTRUM 2241           11  12  0    54       FURRY FURY (25)
 HOLLOWSOUL 2414               9   7  2    54       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-CALLAMYTIE 2496               5   4  1    53       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 TWO-FINGER TONY 2499          6   4  0    50       SHANGHAIED (161)
 WILT THE STILT 2383           8   9  1    49       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 WHITE LIGHTNING 2486          7   4  1    49       INEBRIATION (27)
 BYRUHO 2455                   7   7  1    47       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 CEREBRAL VORTEX 2447          7   8  1    46       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
 PIXIE 2378                   10  11  0    44       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-TU DU 1652                    8   1  2    44       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-THE PAPERBOY 2465             7   5  0    44       THE COMMODORES (150)
 BROOSS 1287                   9  16  0    43       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
-ILL WIND 2398                11   7  0    40       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 THRAX 2567                    4   0  0    40       WARMASTERS (15)
-BRUTAL GRUNGE 2390           10   9  0    39       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 NO-TEETH KEITH 2500           7   3  0    38       SHANGHAIED (161)
-HUMDRUM 2397                  7  11  0    37       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 KROW 2504                     5   3  0    36       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 DOCTOR J 2385                 9   8  0    35       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 GRIZZLY REMAINS 2459          8   6  0    35       FURRY FURY (25)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZATHOG 2399                   7  11  1    33       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 ABDUHL AHLEZAD 2448           7   9  0    32       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
 JED SAWYER 2474               6   6  2    32       WAR MACHINE (26)
 BRAVE BULL 2453               8   6  1    31       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-PLAN COLUMBIA 1612            7   4  1    31       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 KAREEM 2382                   7  10  0    31       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 MIND FLAYER 2525              3   5  0    31       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BEER GUT 2490                10   0  0    30       INEBRIATION (27)
-SUPERWEED 1675                3   5  0    30       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 QUARK 2438                    6   7  1    29       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 LADDY BUCK 2493               4   4  1    29       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
-PENUMBRA 2517                 3   4  0    29       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 FOUR-EYED FLOYD 2503          7   3  0    28       SHANGHAIED (161)
 CANICULE 2479                 5   6  0    27       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SCAPULA 2571                  2   1  0    26       WARMASTERS (15)
 BLOODY MARIA 2536             3   4  0    24       WICKED MARTYRS (148)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VILBRADR 2435                 4   8  0    23       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
-DAYBRANCH 2478                2   5  0    23       ERRATA (44)
 ALPACA SWEATER 2585           1   0  0    23       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 ARMAGEDDON 2495               4   4  0    22       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-DISCIPLE O CLAW 2489          5   4  0    21       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 WYLD TURKEY 2505              4   5  0    21       INEBRIATION (27)
 HEATWAVE 2542                 2   4  1    21       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-ANNISTON 2570                 2   1  0    21       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 LLOYD 2492                    6   2  0    20       BONE MUNCHERS (159)
-PHEARE 2433                   4   8  0    20       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 OLD MILL 2488                 4   7  0    19       INEBRIATION (27)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAKEEM 2521                   3   3  2    19       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 LUNARIS 2572                  2   1  0    19       WARMASTERS (15)
-FENN 2434                     3   9  0    18       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 MORGUHN 2524                  3   5  1    16       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 A SMOKING WOMAN 2562          2   1  0    16       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
 CAJUN SEAFOOD 2526            3   3  1    13       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
 LONG BLACK HAIR 2528          3   3  0    13       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
-CHAIN 2523                    3   2  0    13       ERRATA (44)
 ECLIPSE 2565                  3   0  0    13       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-SOWN 2577                     1   0  0    13       ERRATA (44)
 FREDDY FIREBALL 2557          3   2  1    12       WAR MACHINE (26)
 SWAYGEN 2548                  2   4  0    12       WAR MACHINE (26)
 PLUG-IN CAR 2588              1   0  0    12       FROM THE LEFT (166)
-SLUG FACE 2547                1   4  1     8       WAR MACHINE (26)
 BEEF JERKY 2530               1   5  0     8       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
 JANNA 2581                    1   0  0     6       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 TRAJAN 2566                   1   2  0     6       WARMASTERS (15)
 MT. DEW: CODE RED 2527        0   6  0     6       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
 FETA COMPLI 2579              1   1  0     4       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578          1   1  0     4       SHANGHAIED (161)
-STORMCLAW 2569                0   3  0     3       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MOKOSH 2574                   0   2  0     3       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 MORANA 2573                   0   2  0     2       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 DEZMUND 2561                  0   1  0     1       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
-LUNAR ROVER 2576              0   1  0     1       THE COMMODORES (150)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ALEXANDER NEVSKY 2541   3  3 0 DARQUE AGES 29       LADDY BUCK 2493       233   
GUY DE CHAULIC 2097    19 15 1 DARQUE AGES 29       HAVANA BLACK 561      233   
STUMP 238              14 18 0 ERRATA 44            CREDITS 2280          231   
DA1 2587                0  1 0 FROM THE LEFT 166    SHEWISH GIANT         233  NONE
DA2 2584                0  1 0 FROM THE LEFT 166    DARK CHAMPION         233  NONE
DA3 2586                0  1 0 FROM THE LEFT 166    BLACK ORC             233  NONE
MR. PIG STUFF 2498      2  8 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      ARENAMASTER           233  NONE
SANDY PLEASE! 2582      0  1 0 PRAY THE GODS 155    ARENAMASTER           233  NONE
SWABBIN STEVE 2558      0  1 0 SHANGHAIED 161       HEATWAVE 2542         229  JUST REVENGED
THREE-TOE JOE 2501      6  4 0 SHANGHAIED 161       BARATUS 2515          233   
WEASEL WESLEY 2568      1  1 0 SHANGHAIED 161       MORGUHN 2524          231  JUST REVENGED
APSHAI 2380             8 11 1 THE COMMODORES 150   DRY MOUTH MAX 2072    231  REVENGED
NEONICOTINOID 2556      0  1 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    FREDDY FIREBALL 2557  229  REVENGED
LAVINIUS 2516           1  4 1 WARMASTERS 15        JED SAWYER 2474       230   
VESPASIAN 2520          2  2 0 WARMASTERS 15        TU DU 1652            230   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

LP -- You've had a great run at the top, but after 97 turns since my return to 
Shadowspire, I finally surpassed you for top career honors! -- DeGotti

Would you look at that, Den complains about the Spy Reporter and low and behold, that 
same turn it's back to generic mad lib reporting!  Who says the squeaky wheel doesn't 
get greased?  Funny how the mad lib reporting still pointed out his DC challenge tho! 
-- DeGotti 

Havana Black -- I appreciate your efforts in helping me graduate! -- Baby Crambus

Keyoke -- Really?  You think it requires a coward to down-challenge?  So, you are 
calling almost every manager in this arena a coward huh?  You my simple little friend, 
are a complete idiot. -- Den

Baby Crambus -- Everyone gets lucky, even your mom, otherwise you would not be here. 
-- Den, speaking for Dave Lebeis as he has trouble with that function

Shadowspire -- Why are so many teams not fighting all 5 guys as the rules of this 
arena dictate?  I understand with the complete lack of reliability of the US Postal 
system that you will miss a guy when sending in a roll-up every now and again, but we 
have teams missing 2-3 fights in a few turns.  This is not acceptable.  I follow the 
rules and expect you to as well. -- Den

Novgorodny Vir -- Great spy report last turn, how refreshing to see someone that is 
able to report on the facts and highlight items that we all care about.  Strange that 
you did not use the position as your personal podium to spread your message of 
ignorance and hate like some others that shall remain nameless. -- Den

Scorpio -- You have ammassed a total of 3 wins the last 3 turns.  Pretty much 1 win 
for every toe you have on your left foot. -- Den

Ringo Deathstar -- Didn't I stomp on you a few turns back?  You'd think I'd be able to 
do it again... -- Monoceros, the Puzzled One

Sino Hayha -- That was almost too easy! -- Astri

Penumbra -- I'd say that was more luck then skill.  Doesn't matter much in the end, 
does it? -- Armageddon

Mind Flayer -- I zegged when I shoulda zagged.  I think, with a slight adjustment, 
that coulda gone another way.  Hopefully, I'll get a chance to find out. -- Quark

Mt. Dew -- You're supposed to drink it, not marinade in it! -- Eclipse

Den -- This last week was terrible.  Many unpleasant events seemed to cascade atop my 
head:  I feld old, apathetic and exhausted.  To rub salt into my wounds. my newsletter 
wasn't waiting for me when I got home from work on Friday.  I crawled into bed and 
hoped the world would end.  The next morning (Saturday) I staggered to the kitchen, 
prepared my usual LARGE mug of coffee, and checked the RSI website.  I read your 
comments in the newsletter.  I have to say it:  You are obnoxious and disturbed, but 
surprisingly humorous in your uniquely twisted fashion, rather like listening to an 
angst-riddled adolescent Neanderthal goading his fellow cave dwellers to conform and 
begin using the same corner of their lair for a latrine.  I laughed so hard I almost 
wet myself.  THANK YOU!!  I felt so much better!  It was good to laugh again!  Please 
DO keep spouting your petty tirades and chastising the other managers in Shadowspire!  
Your colorful prose is obviously well-honed;  your tongue is a sharp blade!  I salute 
you, sir!! -- The Arcane Kid

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MR. PIG STUFF was dealt death by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA2 was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SANDY PLEASE! was easily killed by ARENAMASTER in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DA3 was butchered by BLACK ORC in a popular 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
DA1 was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
NO-TEETH KEITH bested MORGUHN in a popular 3 minute bloody Bloodfeud duel.
FOUR-EYED FLOYD luckily beat HEATWAVE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
HAKUNA FRITTATA was handily defeated by BABY CRAMBUS in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
HAVANA BLACK dispatched GUY DE CHAULIC in a 1 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
DICKY TOURVILLE was vanquished by MONOCEROS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SAILOR JEFFRY savagely defeated TOMOE GOZEN in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
RYK THE DRAGON was demolished by MYKUL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
LARRY BIRD unbelievably bested LISHCHKA in a exciting 3 minute Challenge contest.
BAILEY was devastated by POUDREUX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
BARATUS easily killed THREE-TOE JOE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
HATEFUL DESIRE savagely defeated KITTY TANTRUM in a 3 minute Challenge struggle.
LOSER DEGOTTI was overcome by PHO C in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
BYRUHO devastated BRAVE BULL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
KAREEM was luckily beaten by KROW in a exciting 1 minute Challenge match.
BEER GUT savagely defeated MOKOSH in a tiring 28 minute bloody Challenge match.
THRAX devastated HAKEEM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SWAYGEN was narrowly defeated by ARMAGEDDON in a 4 minute brutal Challenge duel.
OLD MILL was narrowly defeated by QUARK in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge fray.
TRAJAN was viciously subdued by A SMOKING WOMAN in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
LUNARIS overpowered BEEF JERKY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SCAPULA savagely defeated LONG BLACK HAIR in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
GARCHOMP was defeated by BARBAROSSA in a 2 minute brutal bout.
OMFUG lost to DRY MOUTH MAX in a 2 minute expert's bout.
RINGO DEATHSTAR was overcome by ALLEZLES KEUS in a 2 minute expert's bout.
ASTRI was overpowered by CREDITS in a 1 minute uneven competition.
MORDECAI MOUSE was overpowered by GIBSON in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
THE EMPRESS WU vanquished NAGA in a exciting 2 minute brutal one-sided fray.
DAVE LEBEIS was savagely defeated by SIMO HAYHA in a 3 minute brutal veteran's fight.
PEEKING DUCK overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
DOCTOR J was overpowered by WHITE LIGHTNING in a 1 minute brutal one-sided struggle.
BLUE DRAGON devastated CANICULE in a 2 minute uneven bout.
ZATHOG was overpowered by CEREBRAL VORTEX in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HOLLOWSOUL handily defeated JED SAWYER in a 1 minute uneven match.
WILT THE STILT beat BROOSS in a 2 minute bout.
ABDUHL AHLEZAD lost to PIXIE in a 1 minute bout.
ALCESTE overcame TWO-FINGER TONY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
BLOODY MARIA lost to GRIZZLY REMAINS in a popular 1 minute match.
MIND FLAYER demolished MT. DEW: CODE RED in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WYLD TURKEY devastated MORANA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CAJUN SEAFOOD was outwaited by LLOYD in a tiring 9 minute conflict.
ALEXANDER NEVSKY was dealt death by LADDY BUCK in a 2 minute bloody match.
ECLIPSE slimly won victory over TWO-TON TIMMONS in a 23 minute novice's conflict.
FREDDY FIREBALL was demolished by ALPACA SWEATER in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
FETA COMPLI was overcome by PLUG-IN CAR in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
JANNA viciously subdued DEZMUND in a 2 minute bloody novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         TOTAL PARRY       43 -  29 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 17         LUNGING ATTACK   117 -  95 -  8      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         PARRY-LUNGE       32 -  30 -  4      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     38 -  37 -  1      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE      36 -  36 -  3      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         AIMED BLOW        65 -  67 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         STRIKING ATTACK   89 - 102 -  7      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         WALL OF STEEL     55 -  64 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    35 -  49 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  43 -  2      38  |

Turn 233 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:

BASHING ATTACK     5 -  3     AIMED BLOW         5 -  6         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK    6 - 11         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  7     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HAVANA BLACK 561           22  21  1  124 WAR MACHINE (26)
STRIKING ATTACK  BABY CRAMBUS 2343          16   9  0  123 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
SLASHING ATTACK  CREDITS 2280               19  16  1  101 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GIBSON 2381                14   7  1   99 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
TOTAL PARRY      THE EMPRESS WU 2164        17  10  0   97 DARQUE AGES (29)
AIMED BLOW       BARBAROSSA 2098            19  15  0   93 DARQUE AGES (29)
PARRY-LUNGE      HAKUNA FRITTATA 2307       17  13  1   92 OTTO'S DINER (96)
WALL OF STEEL    LARRY BIRD 2384            11   6  1   90 NBA LEGENDS (156)
PARRY-STRIKE     LOSER DEGOTTI 2354         16   8  0   56 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
BASHING ATTACK   NO-TEETH KEITH 2500         7   3  0   38 SHANGHAIED (161)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MYKUL 1018.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
NAGA 2281.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEATWAVE 2542, LISHCHKA 2322, 
NO-TEETH KEITH 2500, DA2 2584, SAILOR JEFFRY 2338, HATEFUL DESIRE 2457, PEEKING DUCK 
2363, GRIZZLY REMAINS 2459, JANNA 2581, and FOUR-EYED FLOYD 2503.

The least popular fighter this week was BEER GUT 2490.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MOKOSH 2574, TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578, ECLIPSE 2565, LLOYD 2492, CAJUN 
SEAFOOD 2526, MORANA 2573, MT. DEW: CODE RED 2527, ABDUHL AHLEZAD 2448, JED SAWYER 
2474, and ZATHOG 2399.

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

STRAY CAT (81-242) ERRATA (44)

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

               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. 

                       MALCOLM X (5-2496) BLACK BULLDOGS  (11) 
                       GO WEST (82-40489) ROOKIE CULT 3  (6754) 
                  THUNDERBIRD (82-30981) THIRSTY THUGS 0415  (5090) 
                 LBA DOMINATION (82-11488) NO-SO ROYAL RUMBLE  (1672) 
                     SSG 4 (84-18771) MEDAL OF HONOR D11  (3333) 
                     ROONEY (84-35472) THIRSTY THUGS 1308  (6203) 
                     ROBBER (84-35428) THIRSTY THUGS 1307  (6194) 
                         TOBIAS BEECHER (65-5035) OZ 2  (556) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes