DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/17/2016    Duedate: 03/01/2016

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-238

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GIBSON
WICKED MARTYRS (148)
(81-2381) [19-7-1,149]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GIBSON                         ALPACA SWEATER
WICKED MARTYRS (148)           FROM THE LEFT (166)
(81-2381) [19-7-1,149]         (81-2585) [5-1-0,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NAGA                           NAGA
MONSTER MANUAL (87)            MONSTER MANUAL (87)
(81-2281) [22-18-1,85]         (81-2281) [22-18-1,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FURRY FURY (25)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FURRY FURY (25)             63
2. PRIMAL INSTINCT (167)       54      SHANGHAIED (161)
3. WAR MACHINE (26)            47      Unchartered Team
4. NBA LEGENDS (156)           41
5. SOME KINDA HATE (102)       31      FROM THE LEFT (166)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SHANGHAIED (161)          44  31  1 58.7   1/ 6 FURRY FURY (25)          12  3 0
 2/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      438 340 14 56.3   2/ 2 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     11  4 0
 3- 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       641 498 22 56.3   3/ 3 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      10  5 1
 4/ 4 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    195 161 16 54.8   4/ 1 OTTO'S DINER (96)        10  5 1
 5/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    634 542 17 53.9   5/21 INEBRIATION (27)          8  7 1
 6/ 7 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     155 134  9 53.6   6/12 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    8  7 1
 7/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         508 440 18 53.6   7/11 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      8  7 1
 8/ 8 NBA LEGENDS (156)         58  52  7 52.7   8/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     8  7 0
 9-10 WARMASTERS (15)          601 559 45 51.8   9/ 7 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     7  5 0
10/11 OTTO'S DINER (96)        449 420 23 51.7  10/10 DARQUE AGES (29)          7  8 0
11/12 FURRY FURY (25)          401 399 21 50.1  11/ 8*FROM THE LEFT (166)       7  8 0
12/ 9*FROM THE LEFT (166)       15  15  1 50.0  12- 4 WARMASTERS (15)           6  4 1
13/13 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)   210 219  8 49.0  13-15 THE MONSANTIS (112)       6  4 0
14-14 THE MONSANTIS (112)       82  93  5 46.9  14/13 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    6  9 0
15/15 THE COMMODORES (150)     111 133  5 45.5  15/20 WAR MACHINE (26)          6  9 0
16/16 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      406 491 17 45.3  16/16 NBA LEGENDS (156)         6  9 0
17/17 PRAY THE GODS (155)       60  74  4 44.8  17/14 SHANGHAIED (161)          6  9 0
18/18 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   301 395 21 43.2  18/18*PRIMAL INSTINCT (167)     6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     140 193  7 42.0  19/19 THE COMMODORES (150)      5 10 1
20/23*PRIMAL INSTINCT (167)      8  12  1 40.0  20/ 9 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       4 11 0
21-20 DOOM BRIGADE (158)        30  50  1 37.5  21/22 PRAY THE GODS (155)       3  2 1
22/21 WAR MACHINE (26)         121 205 17 37.1  22-17 DOOM BRIGADE (158)        3  7 0
23/22 INEBRIATION (27)          91 161  8 36.1  23-23 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        1  1 0
24-24 SCORPIO LIKES: (163)      12  33  2 26.7  24-24 SCORPIO LIKES: (163)      0  7 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

Greetings, Shadowspirians!  Welcome to turn 238 in the one and only Shadowspire, the 
first non-tournament arena in the land of Alastari. I hope you are as excited for the 
turn as I am about reporting it.  We have lots of movement in the ranks with both 
warriors and teams.  We have some graduating gladiators we bid farewell to this turn.  
And, we have the regular smack talk in the personal ads!  All in all, a most glorious 
turn!  Let's get to it shall we?

Gibson successfully defends his title against Hakuna Fritatta and remains the 
Duelmaster.  This was Hakuna's final fight in Shadowspire as he heads to the Isle, and 
he wanted to go out big.  Unfortunately, Gibson was prepared for the challenge and 
stopped Hakuna in 3 minutes. Good news for Gibson too, as he gets his invitation to 
the Isle and will make his final title defense next turn.  DMobster holds the throne 
here in Shadowspire, as well as in our sister no-tournament arena Seam, so a special 
double congrats to him.

Now we move to the relationship section of our report.  We talk about avoiding and 
guilds that put "flight" in "Fight or Flight" instincts. This turn we find DeGotti and 
his Cult of Bacchus guild having trouble making friends.  DeGotti's cult was avoided 
more than any other team. Running away from any commitment we find Otto's Diner.  One 
would think these guilds are a match made in the heavens.  Questionable food, 
questionable drink, and fair prices!  Oh well, sometimes it is what happens behind the 
scenes that tell the true story.  Plus, in Otto's defense, DeGotti is managing a cult!  
It says so in the team name!  Naga appears to be the most popular boy at the dance.  
Everyone wanted to get on his dance card, but it only Kitty Tantrum got the chance to 
twirl on the sands with him.  Kitty challenged from 39 points below Naga, so chances 
are he never saw her coming (or going since Kitty took him out after a 5 minute bout).

A few inactive teams caused big shake ups in the rankings.  Furry Fury takes over the 
number 1 spot from Otto's Diner.  Grimm's squad has an impressive 12-3-0 record over 
the last 3 turns.  Close behind Grimm is DMobster's Wicked Martyrs guild sitting at 
11-4-0.  Monster Manual and Otto's Diner are tied for 3rd at 10-5-1, while there is a 
3-way tie for 4th between Inebriation, The Mongoloids II, and Search the Sky. 
Philthy's Inebriation crew had the biggest gain of the week going from 21st to 5th.  
And, Cult of Bacchus fell 11 spots to 20th, awarding them the biggest drop for the 
turn.  Warmaster, The Monsantis, Doom Brigade, La Pentarchie, and Scorpio Likes: were 
all inactive this turn.

There were 5 deaths this turn, and none of them came via the Dark Arena.  In fact, a 
rumor is floating around that there were no Dark Arena deaths because Arenamaster gave 
everyone the cycle off.  We'll have to investigate those claims a little closer.  
Until then, the innuendo of laziness and shirking one's duties will stand (but not in 
a court of law).  There were a few Initiate deaths, which are not unexpected among the 
inexperienced gladiators.  Predator, from Primal Instinct, and Dark Crescent and 
Photospasm, both of Search the Sky, fell on the sands this week and all three fit the 
young gladiator profile.  However, the other two deaths were a bit more surprising. 
Disciple O Claw (7-6-0, 33) from Dragonbane Guild got a challenge from Wyld Turkey (5-
8-0, 23) of Inebriation.  It was a quick fight.  It was a deadly fight.  Disciple O 
Claw fell to Wyld Turkey in a one-sided 1 minute fight.  The other veteran to fall 
this turn was Brave Bull of Wicked Martyrs.  Unlike the other match, Brave Bull (10-8-
1, 54) posted the challenge to Pixie (12-13-0, 61) of Monster Manual.  The result was 
still very much the same.  The fight was short, deadly, and one-sided with Pixie 
emerging victorious.  Condolences to the dead and their teammates!

In closing, we want to congratulate all the warriors that will be making the trip to 
the mysterious Isle of the Eye this cycle and next. Havana Black, Hakuna Fritatta, and 
Baby Crambus fought their final bouts in Shadowspire this turn.  Only Havana Black 
will leave on a victorious note, after beating Baby Crambus.  Hakuna, as we have 
mentioned, lost to our reigning Duelmaster.  Joining them next turn, Gibson of Wicked 
Martyrs and Dry Mouth Max of Furry Fury will become full-fledged Lord Protectors and 
leave for the Isle.  Congrats to Crambus, Otto, and DeGotti for the class leaving this 
turn, and congrats to DMobster and Grimm for the newly immortal.

I bid you adieu for now and look forward to next cycle.  We will most certainly have a 
new Duelmaster.  There is also the possibility of new immortals.  It is exciting times 
here in Shadowspire!  Won't you join us next cycle!

--Phineas Rannulf

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIBSON 2381                  19   7  1   149       WICKED MARTYRS (148)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAILEY 2387                  16   9  1   121       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 OMFUG 2341                   22   8  2   111       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
-SUICIDE SEED 1402            14  14  2   106       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 DRY MOUTH MAX 2072           21  25  1   105       FURRY FURY (25)
 PEEKING DUCK 2363            18  10  1   103       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 GARCHOMP 2470                12   6  0    99       FURRY FURY (25)
 SAILOR JEFFRY 2338           15  17  2    98       INEBRIATION (27)
 THE EMPRESS WU 2164          20  12  0    97       DARQUE AGES (29)
 KITTY TANTRUM 2241           15  13  0    95       FURRY FURY (25)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORDECAI MOUSE 2152          17  20  0    90       FURRY FURY (25)
 LYON BEAR 2412               12   9  0    88       THE COMMODORES (150)
 KAREEM 2382                  11  11  0    86       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 NAGA 2281                    22  18  1    85       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 RINGO DEATHSTAR 2310         21  13  1    85       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SHAMINO 2285                 18  19  0    84       THE COMMODORES (150)
 PIXIE 2378                   13  13  1    84       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 LARRY BIRD 2384              12  10  1    84       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 GRIZZLY REMAINS 2459         12   7  0    84       FURRY FURY (25)
 CREDITS 2280                 21  19  1    83       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BARBAROSSA 2098              20  19  0    79       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SIMO HAYHA 2261              19  21  1    79       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 BYRUHO 2455                  10   9  2    78       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 TOMOE GOZEN 2207             15  12  0    76       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LISHCHKA 2322                15  13  1    75       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 ALCESTE 2355                 17  11  0    74       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 HATEFUL DESIRE 2457          13   6  1    72       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JED SAWYER 2474               8   9  3    66       WAR MACHINE (26)
 BLUE DRAGON 2332             14  20  0    64       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 DOCTOR J 2385                12  10  0    63       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 WHITE LIGHTNING 2486         10   6  1    63       INEBRIATION (27)
 BRUTAL GRUNGE 2390           13  11  0    61       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PHO C 2444                   10  10  2    61       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 ALPACA SWEATER 2585           5   1  0    61       FROM THE LEFT (166)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ILL WIND 2398                14   9  0    60       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ECLIPSE 2565                  7   1  0    56       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 MIND FLAYER 2525              6   7  0    56       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 HEATWAVE 2542                 6   5  1    55       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 TWO-FINGER TONY 2499          9   6  0    54       SHANGHAIED (161)
 WILT THE STILT 2383          11  11  2    53       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 FETA COMPLI 2579              6   1  1    52       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 RYK THE DRAGON 2371          12  15  0    51       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 BEER GUT 2490                12   3  0    50       INEBRIATION (27)
-BARATUS 2515                  7   5  2    50       WARMASTERS (15)
-SUPERWEED 1675                6   5  0    50       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-CANICULE 2479                 7   7  0    49       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ZATHOG 2399                  10  13  1    48       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 BROOSS 1287                   9  21  0    48       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 MORGUHN 2524                  6   7  1    45       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 HOLLOWSOUL 2414              10  11  2    43       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 HUMDRUM 2397                  9  14  0    42       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BLOODY MARIA 2536             6   6  0    42       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-TU DU 1652                    9   3  2    41       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-PLAN COLUMBIA 1612            8   6  1    41       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 KROW 2504                     7   6  0    37       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 THE PAPERBOY 2465             8   8  0    35       THE COMMODORES (150)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOUR-EYED FLOYD 2503          9   6  0    33       SHANGHAIED (161)
 WYLD TURKEY 2505              6   8  1    33       INEBRIATION (27)
 STORMCLAW 2569                4   4  0    33       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BEAST WITHIN 2601             2   2  1    33       PRIMAL INSTINCT (167)
-ANNISTON 2570                 4   2  0    32       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 PROTEST FOR HIRE 2597         1   3  0    32       FROM THE LEFT (166)
-PHEARE 2433                   6  10  0    30       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578          5   2  0    30       SHANGHAIED (161)
 EAT-SLEEP-REPEAT 2603         2   2  0    29       PRIMAL INSTINCT (167)
-OCTAVIAN 2607                 3   0  1    26       WARMASTERS (15)
 POGO JOE 2583                 3   1  0    25       THE COMMODORES (150)
-RAVENSTRIKE 2604              3   0  0    25       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 CHUCKIE EGG 2631              1   0  1    25       THE COMMODORES (150)
 SNOD 2629                     1   1  0    25       WAR MACHINE (26)
 REGIOMONTANUS 2594            2   3  0    24       DARQUE AGES (29)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAKEEM 2521                   4   7  3    23       NBA LEGENDS (156)
-PENUMBRA 2517                 4   7  0    21       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 HUNTER 2599                   2   2  0    21       PRIMAL INSTINCT (167)
 CURD BURGLAR 2598             3   1  0    20       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 DEZMUND 2561                  2   4  0    19       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 FEAR MONGER 2590              2   3  0    19       FROM THE LEFT (166)
-LUNARIS 2572                  4   3  1    18       WARMASTERS (15)
-CAJUN SEAFOOD 2526            4   5  1    18       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
-LONG BLACK HAIR 2528          4   5  0    17       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
 PLUG-IN CAR 2588              4   2  0    16       FROM THE LEFT (166)
-SCAPULA 2571                  4   3  0    15       WARMASTERS (15)
 JANNA 2581                    3   1  0    15       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 SCHENDLE 2596                 1   0  1    15       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 AL ROPER 2612                 2   1  0    14       WAR MACHINE (26)
 WARWULF 2580                  4   1  0    13       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-A SMOKING WOMAN 2562          3   3  1    13       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
-TRAJAN 2566                   3   4  0    13       WARMASTERS (15)
 VOID BREAKER 2628             1   1  1    13       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 SOCIAL JUSTICE 2626           1   1  0    12       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 BLACKJACK JOHNSON 2595        3   2  0    11       SHANGHAIED (161)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORANA 2573                   1   4  0    10       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 MOKOSH 2574                   2   3  0     9       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 SWABBIE SAM 2632              1   0  0     9       SHANGHAIED (161)
 RABID PAIN 2618               1   2  0     9       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 AGLAIA 2609                   2   2  0     8       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 THOMAS BECKET 2616            1   2  0     7       DARQUE AGES (29)
 RAHKSAHNAH 2635               1   0  0     7       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 LUXLORD BLACK 2608            1   3  0     6       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-ANDROMEDA 2605                1   2  0     5       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
-TIGERLILY 2614                1   1  0     4       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 PYRAT 2615                    0   3  0     3       INEBRIATION (27)
 FIGHT OR FLIGHT 2624          0   2  0     2       PRIMAL INSTINCT (167)
 SYZYGY 2633                   0   1  0     1       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 THE HEAD MASHER 2634          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?
REVEREND PAIN 2610      0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 BEAST WITHIN 2601     235  REVENGED
ANNA COMNENA 2593       1  1 0 DARQUE AGES 29       JED SAWYER 2474       235  JUST REVENGED
CALLAMYTIE 2496         5  5 1 DOOM BRIGADE 158     WILT THE STILT 2383   234  REVENGED
SWAMPBLACK 2606         0  1 0 DOOM BRIGADE 158     A SMOKING WOMAN 2562  235   
DISCIPLE O CLAW 2489    7  7 0 DRAGONBANE GUILD 13  WYLD TURKEY 2505      238   
GLOBAL ALARMIST 2591    2  1 1 FROM THE LEFT 166    FETA COMPLI 2579      236   
OLD MILL 2488           4  9 0 INEBRIATION 27       HAKEEM 2521           235  JUST REVENGED
PREDATOR 2602           2  2 0 PRIMAL INSTINCT 167  VOID BREAKER 2628     238   
ASTRI 2288             13 17 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   PHO C 2444            235  JUST REVENGED
DARK CRESCENT 2613      2  1 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   CHUCKIE EGG 2631      238   
PHOTOSPASM 2627         1  1 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   SCHENDLE 2596         238   
NO-TEETH KEITH 2500     8  6 1 SHANGHAIED 161       BYRUHO 2455           237   
SLUG FACE 2547          1  7 1 WAR MACHINE 26       LUNARIS 2572          236   
THRAX 2567              4  1 0 WARMASTERS 15        NO-TEETH KEITH 2500   234  REVENGED
BRAVE BULL 2453        10  9 1 WICKED MARTYRS 148   PIXIE 2378            238   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Octavian -- I was thrown off by the eight arms and the sucker things. -- Hunter, who 
doesn't like sea food

Rabid Pain -- That must have been painful for Den to send an up challenge.  Good win 
though. -- Beast Within

Plug-in-car -- You came in from the right, I was expecting you from the left, you 
tricky son of a compact car. -- Predator 

Dezmund -- Fun fun fun, what more can I say. -- EAT-SLEEP-REPEAT 

Al Roper -- How's Stanley?  That is all I was trying to ask.....it shouldn't  take six 
mins to answer that. -- Fight or Flight 

Baratus -- Parried more than you should have, but the end result is the same. -- Two-
Finger Tony

Byruho -- Seriously?  Was that necessary? -- Ghost of No-Teeth Keith

Mongoloids II -- Prepare. -- Shanghaied

Heatwave -- You could've at least taught me something.  Sheesh. -- Four-Eyed Floyd

Superweed -- Who said trees were allowed as weapons? -- Two-Ton Timmons

Scapula -- Parry, then Strike.  You've got the first half somewhat down. -- Blackjack 
Johnson

Hakuna Frittata, Havana Black, Baby Crambus -- Scat!  Get outta here!  Oh, wait... I 
meant "congrats on your invite." -- BlackHart

Worthy adversaries -- As I take to the sands of Shadowspire for the last time I'd like 
to share with those 18, hopefully 19 warriors, that lost to me, my humbling details.  
Let it be know that I, Baby Crambus, am a ST with the stats of 15-10-13-15-10-14-7, 
Normal/Great -1 DEC, EP, MO/MO DEC AND RESPONSE tactics,  Attack learner!  Fear me 
forever! -- Baby Crambus

Primal Instinct -- Imagine that, a pathetic little groper like you attempting to 
lecture me on the word "honor".  You know what, I'm not sure where you slithered in 
from or what horrible events have shaped your sad little existence but on my team we 
avenge the death of a teammate.  Maybe in your world you don't have a problem letting 
someone walk away after killing one of your warriors.  Not how I work.  When a man 
pledges his sword to me, he does so knowing that I will take care of him in both life 
and death.  It just so happens that Reverend Pain was a good friend of Hateful Desire, 
so when Beast Within accidently killed the Reverend, Hateful Desire was the first to 
ask for the revenge match.  I obviously granted it, because I lead through "honor" and 
my warriors know any wrongs will be righted.  Last turn you found out that it really 
does not matter which of my warriors receive the challenge, for I am very good at what 
I do, and you are unfortunately very poor at what you do.  So, little fella, you will 
accept four losses, of which I am assuming one will result in a kill.  Then you can 
decide if there is a modicum of honor in your scabbed body. -- Den

Primal Instinct -- Just so you know, last turn Suicide Seed (SL 13-14-2, 99) 
challenged Hateful Desire (LU 12-5-1, 67), you don't see me whining and crying like 
you.  The challenges are within the rules of the game, don't like it, don't manage a 
team, you little crybaby. -- Den

Otis -- Good riddance. -- Den

Scorpio -- Wow, 2 wins in 2 turns.  You are bucket of garbage.  Thought of some more 
names for your recruits; Gerbils, Not Working, Cargo Vans, Drunk Uncle Eddy, Being 
Alone, Stained Sweatshirts, Free Food, Seatless Bicycles, and Dirty Fingers. -- Den

Hombre -- I don't really have anything to say to you this turn, just wanted to remind 
you that I have not forgotten about you and I still don't think much of you.  Hey, I 
guess your parents and I have something in common!  Who knew. -- Den

Lady Mordraith -- I so enjoy beating you in massive up-challenges.  Anyone can win 
with an AB, well anyone other than you and certainly Hombre and Scorpio.  Again, I do 
so enjoy beating you in up-challenges.  You should try it sometime, if you can, hog-
boy. -- Den

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAILOR JEFFRY devastated HAKEEM in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
RYK THE DRAGON was demolished by BEAST WITHIN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
TWO-FINGER TONY was vanquished by BYRUHO in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
ECLIPSE luckily beat PHO C in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody Bloodfeud match.
FEAR MONGER was vanquished by FETA COMPLI in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
BAILEY viciously subdued THE EMPRESS WU in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge competition.
HAKUNA FRITTATA was vanquished by GIBSON in a 3 minute uneven Challenge Title duel.
KITTY TANTRUM defeated NAGA in a popular 5 minute gory expert's Challenge duel.
GRIZZLY REMAINS beat SIMO HAYHA in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
ALPACA SWEATER was beaten by LARRY BIRD in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BRUTAL GRUNGE was savagely defeated by HATEFUL DESIRE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
JED SAWYER was unbelievably bested by TOMOE GOZEN in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
BROOSS was viciously subdued by BLUE DRAGON in a 3 minute master's Challenge bout.
KROW was viciously subdued by HEATWAVE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
BRAVE BULL was slaughtered by PIXIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
TWO-TON TIMMONS bested REGIOMONTANUS in a popular 5 minute Challenge brawl.
WYLD TURKEY executed DISCIPLE O CLAW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SNOD overpowered WARWULF in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
AGLAIA was handily defeated by POGO JOE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
AL ROPER beat THOMAS BECKET in a exciting 3 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
RABID PAIN was savagely defeated by HUNTER in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge fray.
EAT-SLEEP-REPEAT bested PLUG-IN CAR in a exciting 1 minute Challenge bout.
VOID BREAKER slew PREDATOR in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
PROTEST FOR HIRE overpowered BLACKJACK JOHNSON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LYON BEAR was defeated by GARCHOMP in a 2 minute bout.
HAVANA BLACK demolished BABY CRAMBUS in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
DRY MOUTH MAX vanquished BARBAROSSA in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided fray.
PEEKING DUCK savagely defeated SHAMINO in a exciting 2 minute expert's competition.
OMFUG overpowered RINGO DEATHSTAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CREDITS was overpowered by KAREEM in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LISHCHKA was narrowly defeated by MORDECAI MOUSE in a 4 minute veteran's fight.
DOCTOR J was overcome by ALCESTE in a action packed 6 minute gory master's match.
HOLLOWSOUL slimly lost to ZATHOG in a 3 minute bloody veteran's battle.
THE PAPERBOY was overpowered by ILL WIND in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
WHITE LIGHTNING demolished HUMDRUM in a 2 minute brutal mismatched match.
BEER GUT won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 5 minute bout.
MORGUHN was viciously subdued by MIND FLAYER in a 2 minute bloody bout.
BLOODY MARIA was subdued by WILT THE STILT in a 2 minute competition.
FOUR-EYED FLOYD was vanquished by STORMCLAW in a exciting 3 minute one-sided match.
DEZMUND vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
JANNA overcame PYRAT in a 1 minute amateur's duel.
MOKOSH outlasted SYZYGY in a unpopular 13 minute novice's brawl.
CURD BURGLAR overcame MORANA in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
LUXLORD BLACK was savagely defeated by SWABBIE SAM in a 1 minute novice's fight.
DARK CRESCENT was executed by CHUCKIE EGG in a 1 minute uneven bout.
FIGHT OR FLIGHT was savagely defeated by RAHKSAHNAH in a 2 minute competition.
SOCIAL JUSTICE demolished THE HEAD MASHER in a 1 minute brutal one-sided conflict.
PHOTOSPASM was narrowly killed by SCHENDLE in a 3 minute bloody novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  21         TOTAL PARRY       48 -  28 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         PARRY-RIPOSTE     46 -  31 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         STRIKING ATTACK   88 -  77 -  7      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         LUNGING ATTACK   107 - 103 -  6      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE       29 -  28 -  2      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         AIMED BLOW        61 -  60 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         BASHING ATTACK    40 -  52 -  7      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         PARRY-STRIKE      38 -  52 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         WALL OF STEEL     44 -  68 -  1      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  46 -  3      38  |

Turn 238 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      5 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK    10 - 11         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         8 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  5         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  5         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  5         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  6                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GIBSON 2381                19   7  1  149 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
AIMED BLOW       BAILEY 2387                16   9  1  121 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
LUNGING ATTACK   OMFUG 2341                 22   8  2  111 SOME KINDA HATE (102)
TOTAL PARRY      THE EMPRESS WU 2164        20  12  0   97 DARQUE AGES (29)
STRIKING ATTACK  NAGA 2281                  22  18  1   85 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
WALL OF STEEL    LARRY BIRD 2384            12  10  1   84 NBA LEGENDS (156)
SLASHING ATTACK  CREDITS 2280               21  19  1   83 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
PARRY-LUNGE      ALCESTE 2355               17  11  0   74 SOME KINDA HATE (102)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NAGA 2281.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
NAGA 2281.  The ten other most popular fighters were LISHCHKA 2322, DOCTOR J 2385, 
MORDECAI MOUSE 2152, ALCESTE 2355, BAILEY 2387, PHO C 2444, JED SAWYER 2474, BLUE 
DRAGON 2332, THOMAS BECKET 2616, and REGIOMONTANUS 2594.

The least popular fighter this week was MOKOSH 2574.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE HEAD MASHER 2634, FIGHT OR FLIGHT 2624, DARK CRESCENT 2613, LUXLORD 
BLACK 2608, SYZYGY 2633, PYRAT 2615, BEER GUT 2490, HUMDRUM 2397, THE PAPERBOY 2465, 
and RINGO DEATHSTAR 2310.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GIBSON (81-2381) WICKED MARTYRS (148)
DRY MOUTH MAX (81-2072) FURRY FURY (25)

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

HAVANA BLACK (81-561) WAR MACHINE (26)
HAKUNA FRITTATA (81-2307) OTTO'S DINER (96)
BABY CRAMBUS (81-2343) CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of March.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI