DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/31/2016    Duedate: 09/13/2016

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-249

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HEATWAVE
WICKED MARTYRS (148)
(81-2542) [13-9-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEATWAVE                       HALFBUCK
WICKED MARTYRS (148)           WARBOW (170)
(81-2542) [13-9-1,122]         (81-2710) [3-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RYK THE DRAGON                 RYK THE DRAGON
BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)         BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
(81-2371) [17-21-2,96]         (81-2371) [17-21-2,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHANGHAIED (161)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ABOMINATION (146)           60
2. PRAY THE GODS (155)         60      SHANGHAIED (161)
3. WARBOW (170)                37      Unchartered Team
4. SOME KINDA HATE (102)       28
5. MONSTER MANUAL (87)         23      WARBOW (170)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WARM & FUZZY (165)         6   4  1 60.0   1/ 1 SHANGHAIED (161)         13  2 0
 2/ 2 SHANGHAIED (161)          77  53  2 59.2   2/ 2 INEBRIATION (27)         10  5 0
 3/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      466 358 15 56.6   3/ 3 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    10  5 0
 4/ 4 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    227 182 17 55.5   4/ 4 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     10  5 0
 5/ 5 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     187 157 10 54.4   5/ 5 OTTO'S DINER (96)         9  6 1
 6/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    660 562 18 54.0   6/ 6 THE COMMODORES (150)      8  7 1
 7/10*WARBOW (170)               8   7  0 53.3   7/ 9*WARBOW (170)              8  7 0
 8/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)         531 471 20 53.0   8/12 PRAY THE GODS (155)       7  8 0
 9/ 8 OTTO'S DINER (96)        476 448 26 51.5   9/ 7 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     6  9 0
10/11 THE COMMODORES (150)     144 155  6 48.2  10/ 8 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       5  5 0
11/14 PRAY THE GODS (155)       82  99  5 45.3  11/16 ABOMINATION (146)         5  5 0
12/12 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      428 517 17 45.3  12/10 DARQUE AGES (29)          5 10 1
13/15 ABOMINATION (146)         73  90  9 44.8  13/15 THE MONSANTIS (112)       4  9 1
14/13 THE MONSANTIS (112)       96 122  6 44.0  14/11 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       3  7 0
15/16 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   325 426 26 43.3  15/13 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    3 12 1
16/ 0 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     143 200  7 41.7  16-17*WARM & FUZZY (165)        2  3 0
17/17 INEBRIATION (27)         115 191 10 37.6  17/ 0 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      0  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18-18 SCORPIO LIKES: (163)      20  65  2 23.5  18-18 SCORPIO LIKES: (163)      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

                                    Summer Return

The eclectic skyline of Shadowspire shimmered and broiled in the summer's late 
afternoon sun.  Weak gusts of cool, damp wind from the bay pushed through the city 
heat to offer a token of relief.  They were quick to dissipate from the heat coming 
off of some of the wider avenues.  

Typical of the season and time of day, foot traffic was sparse.  The marketplace 
merchants endured the sun's battering energy in resolute stoicism.  To pass the time 
they gossiped and fanned themselves from underneath their colorful pavilions.  To the 
West, the luxuriant forest spread across the horizon in stark contrast with the 
colorful sky as the sun began its evening plunge. 

A massive, glittering cylinder of stone and glass rose high above its neighbors in the 
far northwestern corner of the city.  At its broad base, two mountainous hulks clad in 
scalemail and helm flanked an alcove leading to a pair of wide doors.  Naked 
greatswords lay with careless ease across their prodigious shoulders.  The guards 
seemed to tolerate the heat well.  Their posture and the darting movements of their 
beady eyes buried in their fleshy faces indicated they were quite alert.  However, the 
orcish odor they gave off unsettled the dozen or so would-be anxious patrons lined up 
in the shade along the curving wall. 

Two men made their way to the tower's foundation.  Their images rippled with the 
billows of heat coming off the street as they glided over the cobblestones.  The 
merchants began to stir as they passed by the marketplace, but once the pair were 
recognized they were ignored.

The first was an older, burly man with short-cropped hair.  He wore a knee-length 
byrnie of oiled and blackened rings.  His broad face wore a light sheen of sweat and a 
perpetual scowl outlined with light, spidery traces of old scars.  

The second man was a willowy, bright-eyed youth wearing the elaborateleather armor of 
an elf-lord, studded with esoteric symbols of silver and gold.  It was set off by a 
narrow belt, knotted about his thin waist and crusted with tiny amethysts.  His 
demeanor was cheerful, almost smug.  With his carefree manner the youth showed no sign 
that he even acknowledged the soaring temperature.  

As the two men made their way up to the doorway, the security guards interposed 
themselves between the newcomers and the double doors at their back.  The youth smiled 
and offered a reassuring nod.  He reached into a hidden pocket at his belt;  the 
guards bellowed in unison and brandished their hefty greatswords in an aggressive 
pose.  The youth and his companion froze for a brief moment, but neither showed any 
fear.  

"Gentlemen," smiled the youth, speaking in a calm, unhurried manner.  "I have 
something to show you."

With a slow, smooth movement the youth produced a gold badge; it fit neatly into his 
slender palm.  Its design displayed a sturdy falchion of gold with a silver star 
blazing above it, inlaid into an indigo blue enamel.  The guards scrutinized the badge 
with care, bending forward to peer down at it as the youth held it up and away from 
himself.  They were careful to avoid touching it.  

After a few moments of silent examination and deliberation, the two massive doormen 
separated, each shouldering his substantial blade and taking up his post on either 
side of the entrance.  The youth grinned at his companion, who frowned and shrugged.  

"Whatta ya want?  A cookie?"

The youth chuckled and sauntered into the cool, inviting atmosphere within The 
Acropolis, his companion close on his heels. 

                                      * * * * *

The two men stepped out onto the flat tiled roof of The Acropolis.  They paused to 
savor the refreshing breeze coming off the bay.  Circular tables of various 
circumferences, scattered across the rooftop, were covered in thick linen tablecloths.  
Glasses and silverware twinkled in harmony with muted conversations and the occasional 
bursts of gay laughter.  Chefs wearing slate blue, loose-fitting satin pantaloons 
matched with collarless, ivory colored shirts hovered over small charcoal fires.  The 
sizzle of meat and the sharp clacking of a cleaver cut through the cacophony of 
whispered conversations.  A variety of women in scanty silk togas gracefully 
maneuvered heavily laden trays amongst the tables. 

A tall, portly man wearing the prerequisite pantaloons and embroidered blouse, along 
with an air of polite disdain, met the youth and his companion before they had taken a 
dozen steps.  Unlike the chefs, the loose folds of his shirt were confined at his 
plump waist by a wide crimson sash.  Also, he wore a large sallet made of a 
translucent silvery cloth set askew at a rakish angle.  

"Hello, George," nodded the youth.  "We'll take a private table, please."

George nodded, turned, and strode away imperiously between the tables.  He led the 
pair to a table at the periphery of the tower's rooftop.  There were only a few vacant 
tables in this area.  George gave a flourishing wave toward their table with a bland, 
inquisitive expression.  The youth nodded, while the burly man's frown dissolved 
somewhat as he scanned the area.  The waiter did not pull out their chairs, but once 
they were seated he offered them a slight bow and a brittle smile.  The smile warmed 
up a little as the slender young man reached out and shook his hand. 

"We're hungry and thirsty, George.  Please have the wine steward come visit us as soon 
as possible."

"Yes, sir.  Thank you, sir.  I'll send the steward and your server  immediately," the 
waiter grinned.  As he disappeared the older man tilted his head and shot a narrow 
frown at his companion. 

"Ya like throwin' yer money away, don'tcha Kid?"

"Bitch, bitch, bitch," murmured the Arcane Kid.  He inhaled and exhaled deeply as 
stared at the orange disc of the evening sun as it touched the dark forest to the west 
of Shadowspire.  "We're back, Havoc; we're celebrating.  Can't you cheer up for just 
tonight?" 

"I don't wanna be startin' any new bad habits," Havoc grumbled.

"The Acropolis is one of my favorite restaurants," Arcane sighed.  He sank back into 
his plush chair and stared up into the rose-colored sky. "This wonderful view is part 
of it." 

"Let's just hurry up and get somethin' to drink," muttered Havoc.  "It's been a long, 
hot hike." 

"Oh?  Mr. 'I know a shortcut'?" chuckled The Kid.  Havoc glowered and turned away from 
the sunset, casting his face in shadow.

"I hope our contact has something pertinent for us," mused Arcane.  "We've been gone 
from Shadowspire for too long; teams have left and new stables have taken their 
place."

"Who knows? Who cares?" Havoc muttered.  "Let's just get on the sands and spill some 
blood."

"I'll toast to that," laughed Arcane as the wine steward hurried to their table with 
two waiters in tow.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Ten straight wins and possibly counting -- but running on however the Commission says 
I fight the best.  Those particulars being high, low, with a greataxe.  Never tried 
it.  They also say I learn decisiveness concepts (if it's just a concept, am I really 
decisive?).  Anyway, I disagree:  15 init, 13 att, 9 par, 6 def, and 6 dec.  (And 1 
token rip.)  Challenging Heatwave, avoiding none.  Farewell.  Oh, and historical 
correction:  I'm pretty sure this is Hombre's fourth team, and it's his second waste 
(Nick Nack of Bond-Age).

                                          -- The Paperboy

                                      SPY REPORT

Welcome to back to Shadowspire!  Turn 249 is upon us and it is always wonderful to 
have a day full of fights, gladiator interviews, and street vendor foods!  Some weeks 
the fights are the best and some weeks the food wins.  This week, the fights were 
spectacular and certainly held the crowd's attention better than the food.  Unless you 
dined at Otto's before the fights began, then you spent the remainder of the afternoon 
wondering, "What is that gurgling sound and where is the nearest outhouse?"  Enough!  
On to the fights!

The Paperboy was on his way out of town after this turn.  He got his invite to the 
Isle, so this final turn was for him to bid farewell to the crowds and fellow 
gladiators, while still putting on a show for the audience.  The Paperboy declared his 
intentions to challenge Heatwave, but it was Heatwave who posted a challenge to our 
new Lord Protector.  When the dust settled, The Paperboy leaves the arena an immortal, 
but Heatwave now sits upon the mighty throne of Shadowspire!  Congrats to Heatwave, 
who is managed by DMobster.

On our list of avoids, we see that Inebriation was the most avoided team.  A newer 
team, Warbow, avoided them the most.  The Empress Wu was the most challenged warrior 
this turn, repeating her popularity from turn 246.  Sadly, none of those suitors were 
able to fight Wu, as she had already posted a bloodfeud challenge to Ryk the Dragon.  
Ryk takes over as the arena's most popular warrior, and with good reason considering 
Wu's fighting style.

Welcome back to Search the Sky!  It is good to see you once again on the sands.  
Sadly, the arena was not as welcoming as I am trying to be, and Search the Sky went 0-
5 on their return.  That is the worst team record for the turn.  Hopefully, the two 
new recruits can turn the team's fortunes around.  The best record for the turn is 
shared among Pray the Gods, Shanghaied, and Some Kinda Hate.  Each one pulled out a 4-
1-0 turn, so congrats to the three of you!

There was only 1 non-Dark Arena death this turn.  Perfect Smile of Big Lake Outcasts 
killed Slaughter Ape from Wicked Martyrs.  These two teams have been killing a lot of 
one another lately.  This makes the 3rd death between then over the last 5 turns, with 
Den leading 2-1.  It was noted that Search the Sky came back to a 0-5, but two of 
those deaths came via Dark Arena.  Chase was not happy with his new recruits and 
Abomination sent the two fresh faces to fight Black Orc and Arenamaster.

For the first time in recent memory (or any memory I have of such things), the top 5 
teams remain unchanged.  Shanghaied is still sitting pretty with a 13-2-0 record, with 
Inebriation and Some Kinda Hate rounding out the top 3.  There wasn't much movement by 
the other teams.  Abomination rose 5 spots, while Pray the Gods moved up 4 to 12th.  
The teams that lost ground this turn only slipped a few places, namely Dragonbane 
Guild, Darque Ages, and Big Lake Outcasts.  The largest drop belongs to Monster 
Manual, who fell 3 ranks to 14th.

Credits and The Paperboy leave us for the Isle, fighting their last this turn.  We now 
have two new immortals in Lyon Bear and Barbarossa.  Lyon Bear is the third graduate 
from The Commodores, and the team's first Total Parry.  Barbarossa is Darque Age's 
17th graduate and first Aimed Blow.  With Barbarossa's invite, Darque Ages becomes the 
5th team to complete the Round Robin in Shadowspire, joining La Pentarchie, Dragonbane 
Guild, Otto's Diner, and Cult of Bacchus.  Congrats to our departing immortals and our 
newly minted ones!

It is time to wrap up this report.  I hope to see each of you here next turn for the 
big Turn 250 festivities.  There will be fights to watch and food to eat.  You know, 
it is going to be a lot like the previous 249 turns, so you won't want to miss it.  
Until next time, dear readers. 

                                          -- Phineas Rannulf

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEATWAVE 2542                13   9  1   122       WICKED MARTYRS (148)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAD ROLL-UPS 2130            18  14  0   120       ABOMINATION (146)
 THE EMPRESS WU 2164          28  15  0   114       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LYON BEAR 2412               20  12  1   108       THE COMMODORES (150)
 HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2132         17  16  2   105       ABOMINATION (146)
 BLACKJACK JOHNSON 2595       12   4  1   104       SHANGHAIED (161)
 PHO C 2444                   16  15  2   103       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 WYLD TURKEY 2505             13  12  2   100       INEBRIATION (27)
 BARBAROSSA 2098              24  26  0    98       DARQUE AGES (29)
 RYK THE DRAGON 2371          17  21  2    96       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 BRUTAL GRUNGE 2390           21  13  0    91       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZATHOG 2399                  17  17  1    87       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 WHITE LIGHTNING 2486         15  12  1    87       INEBRIATION (27)
 BLOODY MARIA 2536            14   9  1    84       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 POLITELKOREKNES 2227         14  10  3    83       ABOMINATION (146)
 SUPERWEED 1675                9  11  1    83       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 ALCESTE 2355                 21  18  0    81       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 HOLLOWSOUL 2414              15  16  2    81       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BLUE DRAGON 2332             17  28  0    79       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SWABBIE SAM 2632             10   2  0    78       SHANGHAIED (161)
 TU DU 1652                   13   8  2    69       THE MONSANTIS (112)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HATEFUL DESIRE 2457          16  14  2    65       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 CELERY STALKER 2676           6   2  0    64       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 WARWULF 2580                 11   4  0    63       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 KROW 2504                    14   9  0    60       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 ECLIPSE 2565                  8   2  0    60       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 KOSTAGART 2667                6   3  0    60       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 CURD BURGLAR 2598             9   6  0    59       OTTO'S DINER (96)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCHENDLE 2596                 7   5  2    56       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 LUXLORD BLACK 2608            7   8  1    56       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 STORMCLAW 2569                9   9  1    50       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 JANNA 2581                    8   7  0    47       PRAY THE GODS (155)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLAN COLUMBIA 1612           11  12  1    46       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 CYCLOTRODE X 2673             6   2  1    43       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578         10   8  0    39       SHANGHAIED (161)
 STRABO 2689                   4   2  0    36       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGON SCARRED 2644           7   3  0    33       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 KYBURN 2668                   6   3  0    33       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 PYRAT 2615                    5   9  1    33       INEBRIATION (27)
 BRONTAY 2707                  2   0  0    33       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 HALFBUCK 2710                 3   0  0    31       WARBOW (170)
 POWDER MONKEY 2683            4   3  0    30       SHANGHAIED (161)
 AGLAIA 2609                   6   9  0    27       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 FAST HACK 'EM 9 2653          4   6  0    27       THE COMMODORES (150)
 HELLBRAISER 2693              4   2  1    26       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 DESTINY 2703                  3   1  0    25       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 LOOKOUT LARRY 2656            6   4  0    24       SHANGHAIED (161)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLANKET 2553                  2   0  0    23       WARM & FUZZY (165)
 HILL GIANT 2694               3   3  0    21       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SHEM 2719                     2   0  0    21       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 TRISTAN 2669                  4   4  0    19       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MUTANT CAMEL 2678             5   3  0    18       THE COMMODORES (150)
 NEETA 2702                    2   1  0    18       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 HORRID 2659                   4   5  0    17       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 FIREBALL 2705                 3   1  0    15       INEBRIATION (27)
 ZAYLA 2695                    2   1  0    15       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 STARSMILE 2731                1   0  0    15       WARBOW (170)
-CHERRY DP 2637                3   5  0    14       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
 BARSTOOL BRAD 2706            2   2  0    13       INEBRIATION (27)
 PERFECT SMILE 2704            1   3  1    13       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DARK ACT 2717                 1   1  0    12       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-WOOL SOCKS 2550               1   1  0    12       WARM & FUZZY (165)
 ORLANDO 2688                  2   3  0    11       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LUIPADA 2721                  1   1  1    11       DARQUE AGES (29)
 NIGHTCLOUD 2732               1   0  0    11       WARBOW (170)
 ZIM SALA BIM 2708             1   3  0    10       THE COMMODORES (150)
 EAT THIS 2709                 2   2  1     9       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-KITTENS 2554                  1   1  1     5       WARM & FUZZY (165)
 KNIFEFIST 2714                1   2  0     5       WARBOW (170)
-SLIPPERS 2551                 1   1  0     4       WARM & FUZZY (165)
-PUPPY 2552                    1   1  0     4       WARM & FUZZY (165)
 SYZYGY 2633                   0   3  0     3       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 STORMGIRL 2712                0   3  0     3       WARBOW (170)
 NALA 2700                     0   3  0     3       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 DARK MATTER 2639              0   2  0     2       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 MAX CONTROL 365 2726          0   1  0     1       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 HROTSVITHA 2730               0   1  0     1       DARQUE AGES (29)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA2 2727                0  1 0 ABOMINATION 146      BLACK ORC             249  NONE
DA3 2728                0  1 0 ABOMINATION 146      ARENAMASTER           249  NONE
RABID PAIN 2618         6  4 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 BLOODY MARIA 2536     245  NOT REVENGED
FULK NERRA 2661         2  4 0 DARQUE AGES 29       SCHENDLE 2596         246  REVENGED
TOMOE GOZEN 2207       18 17 0 DARQUE AGES 29       RYK THE DRAGON 2371   246  JUST REVENGED
PIXIE 2378             18 17 1 MONSTER MANUAL 87    LYON BEAR 2412        247   
RED GLINT 2640          1  1 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   BANDIT PRINCE         249  NONE
VOID BREAKER 2628       2  2 1 SEARCH THE SKY 136   WURM KIN              249  NONE
SCHMEISER 2679          1  2 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    PYRAT 2615            245  REVENGED
BIGCREEP 2713           1  1 0 WARBOW 170           LUIPADA 2721          248  JUST REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLACKSKULL 2711         1  1 0 WARBOW 170           HELLBRAISER 2693      248   
BRENNER 2638            6  4 0 WICKED MARTYRS 148   SUPERWEED 1675        248   
KID ICEPICK 2672        2  2 0 WICKED MARTYRS 148   LUXLORD BLACK 2608    245  REVENGED
SLAUGHTER APE 2729      0  1 0 WICKED MARTYRS 148   PERFECT SMILE 2704    249   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

DeGotti -- Tsk, tsk.  I'm widening the gap between us. -- BlackHart

Curd Burglar -- Swabbed ye right off the deck! -- Swabbie Sam

White Lightning -- You've been grounded. -- Blackjack Johnson

Stormclaw -- Still don't believe it.  Two-Ton Timmons

Aglaia -- Nice challenge. -- Powder Monkey

Schendle -- Schendle, shmendel...you need to look out for me. -- Lookout Larry

The Paperboy and Credits -- Congrats on your invites! -- BlackHart

Denise -- Imagine that!  Not only are you confused about life, but it appears you're 
confused about what you read!  Your reading comprehension is whack!  So sad.  It's ok, 
Denny, just try to reread the last enlightened insight I bequeathed upon you and maybe 
you'll come to accept your fairy tale dream world as not being so real as it did 
before I burst your bubble.  As far as you thinking that you defeat my team each time:  
You fight, and the only way you win is when you downchallenge, which is what you do 
pretty much everytime--and even then, you still lose.  You can't even kill my 
warriors, which according to you, is so easy to do!  Real loser indeed.  Find another 
game to play, like Candyland or Chutes n' Ladders or something.  I'm sure there's an 
online community of 9 yr olds who'd love to beat the creepy ol' thang at their game. 
-- Scorpio

All -- Sorry for missing turn #248, my wife and I were welcoming our first child into 
the world. Harper Rose was born on August 05, 2016 Mom and baby are fine and we are 
trying to get into the groove of having an additional family member. -- DeGotti

      Big congratulations and well wishes, DeGotti! -- RSI 

Welcome to the new and returning teams that have joined the past few turns! -- DeGotti

Den -- While eating at Otto's I'm just glad the food hasn't expired, although I did 
see a few dates changed by hand, in marker, on a couple of the milk containers! -- 
DeGotti

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RED GLINT was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
VOID BREAKER was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DA3 was easily killed by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DA2 was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BARBAROSSA was devastated by SCHENDLE in a 2 minute gory one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
THE EMPRESS WU luckily beat RYK THE DRAGON in a 4 minute Bloodfeud competition.
HALFBUCK devastated LUIPADA in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
HEATWAVE viciously subdued THE PAPERBOY in a 2 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
WHITE LIGHTNING vanquished BLUE DRAGON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HOLLOWSOUL was overpowered by BLACKJACK JOHNSON in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
BLOODY MARIA was overpowered by CREDITS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
POLITELKOREKNES savagely defeated ALCESTE in a 6 minute Challenge competition.
KROW was savagely defeated by SWABBIE SAM in a 2 minute gory Challenge brawl.
STRABO was handily defeated by KOSTAGART in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
STORMCLAW lost to CELERY STALKER in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
JANNA devastated LOOKOUT LARRY in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PYRAT was unbelievably bested by TWO-TON TIMMONS in a 5 minute Challenge brawl.
ZIM SALA BIM was overpowered by KYBURN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
STORMGIRL was overpowered by POWDER MONKEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DARK ACT handily defeated NALA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
BRONTAY overpowered MUTANT CAMEL in a 2 minute brutal uneven Challenge fight.
SHEM beat HORRID in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
BARSTOOL BRAD lost to DESTINY in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge fray.
EAT THIS was defeated by TRISTAN in a popular 1 minute gory Challenge match.
ZAYLA vanquished KNIFEFIST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
WYLD TURKEY vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PHO C demolished HATEFUL DESIRE in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
LYON BEAR vanquished SUPERWEED in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BAD ROLL-UPS handily defeated BRUTAL GRUNGE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
HUMAN CENTIPEDE overpowered TU DU in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ZATHOG viciously subdued ECLIPSE in a 3 minute brutal one-sided fight.
WARWULF defeated LUXLORD BLACK in a exciting 3 minute fight.
CURD BURGLAR overpowered PLAN COLUMBIA in a 1 minute uneven bout.
CYCLOTRODE X demolished AGLAIA in a 1 minute uneven contest.
HELLBRAISER was luckily beaten by DRAGON SCARRED in a exciting 4 minute struggle.
FAST HACK 'EM 9 devastated DARK MATTER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
HILL GIANT defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute match.
PERFECT SMILE easily killed SLAUGHTER APE in a 1 minute uneven match.
FIREBALL beat MAX CONTROL 365 in a popular 2 minute beginner's bout.
NEETA handily defeated HROTSVITHA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ORLANDO viciously subdued SYZYGY in a 3 minute brutal novice's match.
STARSMILE won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute amateur's duel.
NIGHTCLOUD subdued PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         WALL OF STEEL     46 -  32 -  1      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         TOTAL PARRY       35 -  30 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         STRIKING ATTACK   51 -  47 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         LUNGING ATTACK    76 -  71 -  6      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        39 -  43 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  35 -  6      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     29 -  37 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  37 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         BASHING ATTACK    34 -  46 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  29 -  0      34  |

Turn 249 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:

AIMED BLOW         5 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  8         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  4                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  3                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  6                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HEATWAVE 2542              13   9  1  122 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
AIMED BLOW       BAD ROLL-UPS 2130          18  14  0  120 ABOMINATION (146)
TOTAL PARRY      THE EMPRESS WU 2164        28  15  0  114 DARQUE AGES (29)
WALL OF STEEL    HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2132       17  16  2  105 ABOMINATION (146)
LUNGING ATTACK   PHO C 2444                 16  15  2  103 OTTO'S DINER (96)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   WYLD TURKEY 2505           13  12  2  100 INEBRIATION (27)
PARRY-LUNGE      ALCESTE 2355               21  18  0   81 SOME KINDA HATE (102)
PARRY-STRIKE     TU DU 1652                 13   8  2   69 THE MONSANTIS (112)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RYK THE DRAGON 2371.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RYK THE DRAGON 2371.  The ten other most popular fighters were PYRAT 2615, 
HELLBRAISER 2693, FIREBALL 2705, POLITELKOREKNES 2227, HEATWAVE 2542, ALCESTE 2355, 
LUXLORD BLACK 2608, SWABBIE SAM 2632, ZATHOG 2399, and SCHENDLE 2596.

The least popular fighter this week was STARSMILE 2731.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HROTSVITHA 2730, SLAUGHTER APE 2729, DARK MATTER 2639, AGLAIA 2609, 
PLAN COLUMBIA 1612, ECLIPSE 2565, TU DU 1652, SUPERWEED 1675, KNIFEFIST 2714, and EAT 
THIS 2709.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LYON BEAR (81-2412) THE COMMODORES (150)
BARBAROSSA (81-2098) DARQUE AGES (29)

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

CREDITS (81-2280) MONSTER MANUAL (87)
THE PAPERBOY (81-2465) THE COMMODORES (150)