DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/14/2016    Duedate: 09/27/2016

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-250

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HEATWAVE
WICKED MARTYRS (148)
(81-2542) [14-9-1,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BAD ROLL-UPS                   POSITION IS EMPTY
ABOMINATION (146)              
(81-2130) [19-14-0,138]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RYK THE DRAGON                 SWABBIE SAM
BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)         SHANGHAIED (161)
(81-2371) [18-21-2,105]        (81-2632) [10-3-0,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEARCH THE SKY (136)        58
2. CULT OF BACCHUS (4)         43      SHANGHAIED (161)
3. OTTO'S DINER (96)           34      Unchartered Team
4. MONSTER MANUAL (87)         32
5. INEBRIATION (27)            23SUPERIOR FORCES A204 (70)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SHANGHAIED (161)          79  56  2 58.5   1/ 2 INEBRIATION (27)         10  5 0
 2/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      470 359 15 56.7   2/ 1 SHANGHAIED (161)         10  5 0
 3/ 4 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    229 185 17 55.3   3/ 5 OTTO'S DINER (96)         8  7 1
 4/ 5 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     189 160 10 54.2   4/ 3 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     8  7 0
 5/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    662 565 18 54.0   5/ 4 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      8  7 0
 6- 7*WARBOW (170)               8   7  0 53.3   6/ 8 PRAY THE GODS (155)       8  7 0
 7/ 8 DARQUE AGES (29)         534 473 20 53.0   7/10 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       7  3 0
 8/ 9 OTTO'S DINER (96)        479 450 26 51.6   8/ 9 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     7  8 0
 9/10 THE COMMODORES (150)     145 158  6 47.9   9/11 ABOMINATION (146)         6  8 0
10/12 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      430 520 17 45.3  10/ 6 THE COMMODORES (150)      6  8 0
11/11 PRAY THE GODS (155)       84 102  5 45.2  11/12 DARQUE AGES (29)          6  9 1
12/13 ABOMINATION (146)         74  93  9 44.3  12/13 THE MONSANTIS (112)       5  9 1
13/14 THE MONSANTIS (112)       98 125  6 43.9  13- 7*WARBOW (170)              4  6 0
14/15 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   326 430 26 43.1  14/17 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      4  6 0
15/16 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     147 201  7 42.2  15/14 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       4  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/17 INEBRIATION (27)         118 193 10 37.9  16/15 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    4 11 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Havoc paced back and forth.  The room wasn't small, but it did feel somewhat 
cramped.  He stalked around a pair of high-backed leather chairs and a modest round 
table sitting in the middle of its colorful tile floor.  Every once in a while Havoc 
paused to look out the casement window.  
     Given that it was a private room secreted high inside the thick walls of the 
Acropolis, the view was, he had to admit, pretty decent.  The window faced the 
northeast, so the evening sun was not in his eyes.  The eclectic collection of gothic 
steeples and bulbous rooftops shimmered and shone.  The edge of the bay glittered like 
a well-polished broadsword as the last rays of sunlight struck it.  To the west, just 
at the edge of his viewpoint, the luxuriant forest spread across the horizon in a dark 
leafy mass.  The black shadows of it were pushing steadily towards the city as the sun 
sank.  
     He toyed with the latch and considered opening the window to catch a whiff of a 
breeze, but decided against it.  Somehow (and probably Arcane knew how) the Acropolis 
managed to keep its interior air cool and comfortable, despite the soul-searing heat 
outside.  He shrugged and resumed pacing.
     A gentle rapping on the thick door caused Havoc to pause, one calloused hand just 
touching the pommel of his broadsword.  
     "Yeah?" 
     The 'click' of the handle was followed by the ponderous swing of the door into 
the room.  A young woman, her dark hair dangling in a thick ponytail, brought in a 
wide serving tray and set it on the table.  She was wearing the typical Acropolis 
attire:  sandals, silk pantaloons that hung low on her hips, and a close-fitting 
sequined vest that strained against the thin leather thong woven across its narrow 
front.  She avoided eye contact with Havoc, but managed a deft catch of the coin he 
tossed her as she was leaving.  She offered a brief smile, with the hint of a bow, and 
closed the door behind her with a definitive 'thunk'.  
     Havoc checked the door, and decided to bolt it.  Then he swung his attention to 
the tray.  A large silver pitcher, condensation dripping down its sides, sat between a 
small covered bowl and a dull, pewter tankard.  The sides of both were adorned with 
engravings of gladiators killing and dying.  Havoc squinted at the gladiators on the 
side of the cup as he poured from the pitcher.  One looked somewhat like a lunger he 
used to know.  He turned his attention to the contents of the cup.  It was dark, 
frothy, amber-red fluid with an aroma of cinnamon and raisins and steel.  There was a 
decent chance it was expensive and not that good, thought Havoc, but he shrugged and 
took a small swallow and sloshed it around in his mouth anyway.  
     It was excellent.  Refreshing, even.  Havoc shook his head with a wry smile.  
Havoc drained the tankard and was refilling it when an excruciating shriek pierced his 
ears.  Havoc winced and almost dropped the pitcher.  He turned and glared at an oval 
of purple light as it coalesced in front of the window.  
     The shrieking noise died as a slim youth materialized.  His face was narrow and 
somewhat pale; his eyes carried an amused tilt above a sharpish nose and a thin smirk 
of a mouth.  The youth wore a suit of leather armor, ornately tooled with scrolls and 
flowers and polished brass studs set into its seams.  A thick sky-blue cloak of wool 
hung to his knees.  Sturdy leather sandals, also decorated lavishly with stampings and 
studs, were strapped to his narrow feet.  
     "Sorry I'm late," said the Arcane Kid with a smile.  "Ship's business." 
     Havoc grimaced and resumed filling his tankard.  He adjusted his scabbard and 
flung himself into one of the two chairs.  The well-oiled leather squeaked a bit as he 
settled into its deep padding.  Havoc stared at one of the tapestries and took a 
healthy gulp.  A thin blank smile formed on the Kid's narrow face.  He stood and 
watched Havoc for a couple of minutes while Havoc stared at the embroidery.  
     "Well, let's get to it, shall we?"
     "Hhhhmmmggghhhh," muttered Havoc, his mouth still fastened to his tankard.  
     "How do the new recruits look to you?" 
     Havoc finally turned his head to scowl at the Kid.  "Just like I expected 'em 
to!" he growled.  "They suck!" 
     Arcane chuckled and made his graceful way to the opposite chair.  He swept back 
his cloak and sat down in one smooth, controlled movement.  The two locked eyes with 
each other for another couple of minutes before the Kid finally broke the connection 
and began snickering at the ceiling.  Havoc frowned, emptied the rest of his flagon, 
then slapped it down on the table.  
     "I'm sure you can do something useful with them," the Kid said, once again 
looking Havoc dead on.  "Perhaps making them into offensive styles and giving them 
ridiculous, all-or-nothing strategies?"
     "Yeah, sure!" Havoc rumbled.  "They either kill or get killed, is that yer idea?"  
Arcane tilted his smiling face back towards the ceiling and made a discrete shrug.  
"Yeah, and then the rest o' the team looks at me like I'm their worst enemy.... I 
don't need that kinda drama, Kid." Havoc shook his head and closed his eyes.  "I 
really don't!"
     "Do with them what you will," Arcane said with a nonchalant wave into the air.  
"We're flying blind.  We've been gone a while and we don't know what we're dealing 
with here."
     "And who's to blame for THAT?!" Havoc thundered, coming to his feet and glaring 
down at the Kid.  "Do I gotta remind ya who decided to leave the arena in the first 
place?!" 
     Arcane gave a deep sigh and dropped his eyes to the tabletop.  "You're still 
going on about THIS again?"
     "Kid, I know you said you had yer reasons, but..." Havoc clenched his thick hands 
into bony hammers and pounded at his thighs for a few seconds.  "I just hate all this 
'startin' over' stuff.  I mean I just HATE it, Kid!  I hear what some o' the other 
teams are sayin' and--" 
     "When did you start to believe that I care what anyone else thinks?" Arcane 
interjected.  "I think you're taking this too seriously."
     "What??!!" Havoc roared, leaping to his feet.  "I can't talk to you like this!"
     He turned and went to the window.  He unlatched it and pushed it open; a swirl of 
aromas and warm air swept into the small room.  Havoc thrust his face half out of the 
window casement and stared down at the darkening shadows of the city.
     Arcane sighed again.  One slim hand touched the designs on his leather 
breastplate; he ran his long fingers along the patterns absently while he stared at 
the tile floor.  
     "You're right, of course," whispered the Kid.  "I pulled the plug and there's no 
wholly acceptable excuse.  I'm sorry now I did it, but...." The Kid shrugged and shook 
his head and closed his eyes.  
     Havoc pulled his head inside and closed the window, latching it and letting his 
hand linger on the mechanism while he shaped his next thought.  
     "There's a lot more to running a ship like the Outworlder than you probably 
realize," murmured Arcane.  With his eyes closed and his head bowed, Havoc thought for 
a moment he might be- praying?  "It can be very, very...  draining."  
     "Yeah?" Havoc growled.  "Maybe.  So what?"
     The Arcane Kid chuckled silently and shook his head again, but he kept his eyes 
closed.  Havoc studied him for a few moments before turning to face the window again.  
He placed his beefy arms on the wide ledge and watched the lantern lights spring up 
below.  After a long while he turned again and faced the Kid, who was still sitting in 
the chair with his head bowed and his eyes closed.
     "We gonna hang around for a while this time?" Havoc muttered.  
     Arcane sighed deeply and opened his eyes.  He looked up into Havoc's grim 
expression.  "Well, we're no longer at the absolute bottom of the rankings," smiled 
Arcane wistfully.  "So why not?"  
     Havoc's eyes gleamed and his face broke into a wicked smile.  "Yeah.  Why not?"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Happy 250th Turn, Shadowspire!  We have reached a milestone in Alastari's first 
non-tourney arena, and I think 250 looks good on us!  
     For today's report, I'm going to give a glimpse of Shadowspire's first turn along 
with our current news.  Hopefully, this little stroll down memory lane will stir up 
some wonderful memories, or even renew a few forgotten feuds.  We can have both, can't 
we?  Oh well, let's take a look at the fights!
     Heatwave was our Duelmaster last turn, and Heatwave remains the Duelmaster this 
turn.  Blackjack Johnson took a stab (or five) at the throne by challenging Heatwave, 
but it was not to be this time.  It was a valiant effort, so congrats and condolences 
to them both.  On Shadowspire's first turn, the Duelmaster was... NO ONE!  Rama the 
Shark from DeathontheSands and Fulton from War Machine tied with 12 recognition on the 
inaugural turn.  The arena would not enjoy its first Duelmaster until turn 3 when 
Alberta Clipper of Just Chillin took the throne at 3-0-0 and 33 recognition points.
     Life Impacts, a Consortium affiliate, was the first team to enjoy most avoided 
status in Shadowspire.  Just Chillin was caught running away from them.  This happened 
on turn 2, which coincidentally was also the first turn the Shadowspire Yellow Press 
premiered.  This turn, Otto's Diner is the most avoided and Cult of Bacchus avoided 
them.  The golems are not revealing to me who was the most challenged warrior this 
turn, but on turn 2, when challenges could first be issued (other than to the Dark 
Arena), Gutenberg of Darque Ages was the most challenged warrior.
     There was a little movement in the team rankings this turn.  Shanghaied lost the 
top team spot as Inebriation moved in to tie them with a 10-5-0 record over the last 3 
turns.  The top 5 remains unchanged, just a few minor shifts in position from Otto's 
Diner, Some Kinda Hate, and Wicked Martyrs.  On Turn 3, Just Chillin held the top team 
spot with a 12-3-1 record, followed by Ragnarok's Wolves at 11-4-2.  The Commodores 
fell 4 spots this turn, which is the biggest drop for an active team.  Cult of Bacchus 
and Search the Sky rose 3 places, which are the biggest jumps.  As I said, just a 
little movement overall.
     On turn 1, which ran on January 16, 2007, there were 14 total deaths.  Only 4 
came via the Dark Arena.  This turn, we witnessed 8 deaths, and all of them occurred 
in the Dark Arena.  Spymaster and Bandit Prince were particularly busy, killing 2 
warriors each.  Lyon Bear decided to try out his new immortality by challenging the 
Dark Arena.  He faced Spymaster in an exciting 2 minute fight, but Lyon Bear was 
slain.  Our other immortal, Barbarossa, was challenged by Ryk the Dragon, 
Shadowspire's current fan favorite.  Even with new insight into his fighting life, 
Barbarossa could not win, falling to Ryk in a 2 minute bout.  Getting the call this 
turn is Pho C of Otto's Diner, which is Otto's 16th graduate and 3rd Lunger.  Congrats 
to Pho C and Otto!  We can't really look back to turn 1 for graduates, now can we?  
Shadowspire's first graduating class included '76 Gran Torino of American Muscle, 
Copernicus of Darque Ages, and Chakhari of Kellumbo's Kids.
     Now that 250 turns are under our belt, we look forward to 250 more and beyond!  
Shadowspire has been a thriving arena since its opening, and we hope the trend 
continues.  We proudly boast a dedicated base of managers that enjoy the non-tourney 
experience.  And I want to thank each of you that take the time to fight here each 
cycle.  I also want to acknowledge those managers that were here for the inaugural 
turn and are active today.  So a special thank you to: Big Lake Outcasts, Dragonbane 
Guild, Cult of Bacchus, Inebriation, and Darque Ages.  Until next time, dear readers,

                                          -- Phineas Rannulf

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEATWAVE 2542                14   9  1   136       WICKED MARTYRS (148)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAD ROLL-UPS 2130            19  14  0   138       ABOMINATION (146)
 WYLD TURKEY 2505             14  12  2   112       INEBRIATION (27)
 PHO C 2444                   17  15  2   108       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 RYK THE DRAGON 2371          18  21  2   105       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 THE EMPRESS WU 2164          28  16  0   100       DARQUE AGES (29)
 HOLLOWSOUL 2414              16  16  2    98       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SUPERWEED 1675               10  11  1    97       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2132         17  17  2    91       ABOMINATION (146)
 BLACKJACK JOHNSON 2595       12   5  1    91       SHANGHAIED (161)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE LIGHTNING 2486         15  13  1    86       INEBRIATION (27)
 BLUE DRAGON 2332             18  28  0    85       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POLITELKOREKNES 2227         14  10  3    83       ABOMINATION (146)
 ALCESTE 2355                 21  19  0    82       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 BRUTAL GRUNGE 2390           21  14  0    82       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 WARWULF 2580                 12   4  0    82       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 CELERY STALKER 2676           7   2  0    82       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 ECLIPSE 2565                  9   2  0    78       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 BLOODY MARIA 2536            14  10  1    73       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 CURD BURGLAR 2598            10   6  0    73       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 ZATHOG 2399                  17  18  1    71       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 KOSTAGART 2667                7   3  0    70       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 SWABBIE SAM 2632             10   3  0    69       SHANGHAIED (161)
 TU DU 1652                   13   9  2    68       THE MONSANTIS (112)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HATEFUL DESIRE 2457          16  15  2    65       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 KROW 2504                    15   9  0    65       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 PLAN COLUMBIA 1612           12  12  1    59       THE MONSANTIS (112)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUXLORD BLACK 2608            7   9  1    54       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578         11   8  0    49       SHANGHAIED (161)
 SCHENDLE 2596                 7   6  2    48       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 STRABO 2689                   5   2  0    48       DARQUE AGES (29)
 CYCLOTRODE X 2673             7   2  1    45       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 JANNA 2581                    8   8  0    42       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 PYRAT 2615                    6   9  1    42       INEBRIATION (27)
 BRONTAY 2707                  3   0  0    39       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 STORMCLAW 2569                9  10  1    38       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DRAGON SCARRED 2644           8   3  0    37       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LOOKOUT LARRY 2656            7   4  0    37       SHANGHAIED (161)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HILL GIANT 2694               4   3  0    33       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SHEM 2719                     3   0  0    31       PRAY THE GODS (155)
-HALFBUCK 2710                 3   0  0    31       WARBOW (170)
 HORRID 2659                   5   5  0    29       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 AGLAIA 2609                   6  10  0    28       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 FAST HACK 'EM 9 2653          4   7  0    27       THE COMMODORES (150)
 POWDER MONKEY 2683            4   4  0    27       SHANGHAIED (161)
 KYBURN 2668                   6   4  0    26       SOME KINDA HATE (102)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUIPADA 2721                  2   1  1    23       DARQUE AGES (29)
 FIREBALL 2705                 4   1  0    22       INEBRIATION (27)
 MUTANT CAMEL 2678             6   3  0    21       THE COMMODORES (150)
 ORLANDO 2688                  3   3  0    21       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 FLARE 2736                    1   0  0    20       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 HELLBRAISER 2693              4   3  1    18       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 TRISTAN 2669                  4   5  0    17       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SYZYGY 2633                   1   3  0    17       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 DESTINY 2703                  3   2  0    15       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
-STARSMILE 2731                1   0  0    15       WARBOW (170)
 NALA 2700                     1   3  0    12       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 ZAYLA 2695                    2   2  0    11       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-NIGHTCLOUD 2732               1   0  0    11       WARBOW (170)
 HROTSVITHA 2730               1   1  0    10       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BARSTOOL BRAD 2706            2   3  0     9       INEBRIATION (27)
 NEETA 2702                    2   2  0     8       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 ZIM SALA BIM 2708             1   4  0     7       THE COMMODORES (150)
 DARK ACT 2717                 1   2  0     5       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-KNIFEFIST 2714                1   2  0     5       WARBOW (170)
 MOONSHADOW 2735               1   0  0     5       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-STORMGIRL 2712                0   3  0     3       WARBOW (170)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK MATTER 2639              0   3  0     3       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 MAX CONTROL 365 2726          0   2  0     2       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 NASTY PELOSI 2733             0   1  0     1       ABOMINATION (146)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA4 2734                0  1 0 ABOMINATION 146      BLACK ORC             250  NONE
PERFECT SMILE 2704      1  4 1 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 STONE GOLEM           250  NONE
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  REVENGED
INDEX 2738              0  1 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    DARK CHAMPION         250  NONE
MISSING COVER 2737      0  1 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    SHEWISH GIANT         250  NONE
RIPPED PAGE 2739        0  1 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    BANDIT PRINCE         250  NONE
EAT THIS 2709           2  3 1 OTTO'S DINER 96      SPYMASTER             250  NONE
LYON BEAR 2412         20 13 1 THE COMMODORES 150   SPYMASTER             250  NONE
BIGCREEP 2713           1  1 0 WARBOW 170           LUIPADA 2721          248  REVENGED
BLACKSKULL 2711         1  1 0 WARBOW 170           HELLBRAISER 2693      248   
BRENNER 2638            6  4 0 WICKED MARTYRS 148   SUPERWEED 1675        248   
SANTI 2740              0  1 0 WICKED MARTYRS 148   BANDIT PRINCE         250  NONE
SLAUGHTER APE 2729      0  1 0 WICKED MARTYRS 148   PERFECT SMILE 2704    249   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Brutal Grunge -- Guess that tin suit of yours didn't help... like AT ALL! -- Bad Roll-
Ups

Tu Du -- Yeah, I have something for you to do.  Clean all your blood off my weapon and 
armor. -- Human Centipede

Alceste -- I'll say this, you definitely lasted longer than I thought you ever would. 
-- Politelkoreknes

Barbarossa -- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!  BF me when you're up by 38 FE and 
lose.  Your manager must be SO proud. -- Schendle

Lookout Larry -- Lookout got took out.  You're fortunate Schendle didn't wipe the 
walls with you.  Hugs! -- Janna

Horrid -- Yep. -- Shem

Den -- You're a loser and I'll see you next turn if you're still alive. -- Vlad

Darque -- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!  Grats on the grad, no, really! -- Vlad

Welcome back to Search the Sky. -- Nomad and the Guild

Celery Stalker -- It was that stringy stuff.  It is almost like extra armor. -- 
Stormclaw

Eat this -- No stringy stuff, that was your problem.  Well, and making the mistake of 
challenging me.  Gotcha. -- Tristan

Hellbraiser -- Those skills.  Is that even legal in a no-tourney arena?  Consider me 
impressed.  Also victorious, but still, I was impressed while beating you.  Lots of 
food this turn for the Guild. -- Dragon Scarred

Bad Roll-Ups -- No, that should be bad match-ups.  An Abomination. -- Brutal

Kid Arcane -- Welcome Back!  Keep the spotlights coming! -- DeGotti

BlackHart -- Don't think I haven't noticed!  I knew when some of my guys made it to 
champs and above that they may have more difficulty, and it's proving to be true!  
Your winning % will falter soon! -- DeGotti

Darque -- Congrats on your Shadowspire Round Robin! -- DeGotti

SYP -- Being turn 250, will we be see some sort of history report? -- DeGotti

Dorkio -- Did mom finally give you a thesaurus after collecting enough aluminum to 
afford one?  Look at you trying to impress us all with multisyllabic words!  Sadly 
though, you used three of them in the wrong context and you used prepositions 
incorrectly as well.  If only mommy could have taught you more than how to beg for 
food.  So, in the last 20 turns we have had 15 fights and I am 13-2 against you.  Of 
those 15 fights, 12 were challenges that I made, seven were up-challenges, resulting 
in a 6-1 record in my favor, and five were down-challenges resulting in a 4-1 record 
in my favor.  You can talk your broken speak as much as you want, but the facts and 
data support my position.  I am ridiculously super-cool and you are just a simple 
little beggar that cannot understand on which foot a sock belongs.  Keep rattling 
around your empty station but please know that you can never hope to achieve even a 
tiny little smidgen of the neat stuff that I have. -- Den

DeGotti -- Congratulations on the birth of your first child.  They are the greatest 
joy you will ever experience.  Tip, don't bring the family to eat at Otto's! --  Den

Wicked Martyrs -- You ready to give up yet? -- Den

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LYON BEAR was butchered by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PERFECT SMILE was killed by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
EAT THIS was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
INDEX was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
MISSING COVER was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RIPPED PAGE was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DA4 was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a action packed 3 minute Dark Arena brawl.
SANTI was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BAD ROLL-UPS devastated THE EMPRESS WU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
BLACKJACK JOHNSON was vanquished by HEATWAVE in a 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
RYK THE DRAGON defeated BARBAROSSA in a popular 2 minute expert's Challenge duel.
SUPERWEED overpowered BLOODY MARIA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
HATEFUL DESIRE was overpowered by CURD BURGLAR in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ECLIPSE luckily beat SWABBIE SAM in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge competition.
TWO-TON TIMMONS subdued JANNA in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge match.
SCHENDLE was overpowered by KOSTAGART in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
LUXLORD BLACK was defeated by KROW in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
PLAN COLUMBIA devastated STORMCLAW in a 2 minute brutal uneven Challenge duel.
POWDER MONKEY was bested by BRONTAY in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
LOOKOUT LARRY devastated DESTINY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HELLBRAISER was demolished by PYRAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
HILL GIANT overpowered AGLAIA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TRISTAN was devastated by SHEM in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
HORRID vanquished NEETA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LUIPADA handily defeated DARK ACT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MAX CONTROL 365 was devastated by NALA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ZAYLA was defeated by FIREBALL in a 2 minute brutal beginner's Challenge fight.
HROTSVITHA defeated DARK MATTER in a popular 2 minute novice's Challenge duel.
WYLD TURKEY demolished HUMAN CENTIPEDE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided melee.
PHO C overcame WHITE LIGHTNING in a exciting 1 minute expert's bout.
BRUTAL GRUNGE was viciously subdued by HOLLOWSOUL in a 3 minute veteran's duel.
ALCESTE was viciously subdued by WARWULF in a exciting 6 minute brutal one-sided fray.
ZATHOG was savagely defeated by CELERY STALKER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLUE DRAGON overcame TU DU in a 2 minute master's match.
CYCLOTRODE X won victory over FAST HACK 'EM 9 in a 1 minute fight.
STRABO devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
KYBURN was outwaited by DRAGON SCARRED in a dull 11 minute bout.
MUTANT CAMEL outlasted BARSTOOL BRAD in a tiresome 18 minute match.
ORLANDO overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute match.
ZIM SALA BIM was vanquished by SYZYGY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FLARE vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MOONSHADOW subdued NASTY PELOSI in a 1 minute beginner's competition.

                                    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     41 -  36 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  32 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         AIMED BLOW        38 -  37 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         STRIKING ATTACK   46 -  46 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    68 -  68 -  4      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  37 -  2      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  37 -  6      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  36 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     27 -  37 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  23 -  0      41  |

Turn 250 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 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  8         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  7         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  7         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HEATWAVE 2542              14   9  1  136 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
AIMED BLOW       BAD ROLL-UPS 2130          19  14  0  138 ABOMINATION (146)
BASHING ATTACK   WYLD TURKEY 2505           14  12  2  112 INEBRIATION (27)
LUNGING ATTACK   PHO C 2444                 17  15  2  108 OTTO'S DINER (96)
TOTAL PARRY      THE EMPRESS WU 2164        28  16  0  100 DARQUE AGES (29)
PARRY-LUNGE      ALCESTE 2355               21  19  0   82 SOME KINDA HATE (102)
WALL OF STEEL    BRUTAL GRUNGE 2390         21  14  0   82 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
PARRY-STRIKE     TU DU 1652                 13   9  2   68 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 SWABBIE SAM 2632.  The ten other most popular fighters were JANNA 2581, 
HOLLOWSOUL 2414, HROTSVITHA 2730, RYK THE DRAGON 2371, WARWULF 2580, BAD ROLL-UPS 
2130, PLAN COLUMBIA 1612, WYLD TURKEY 2505, BRONTAY 2707, and FIREBALL 2705.

The least popular fighter this week was MUTANT CAMEL 2678.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BARSTOOL BRAD 2706, DRAGON SCARRED 2644, KYBURN 2668, ZATHOG 
2399, DARK MATTER 2639, MAX CONTROL 365 2726, DARK ACT 2717, NEETA 2702, AGLAIA 2609, 
and HELLBRAISER 2693.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PHO C (81-2444) OTTO'S DINER (96)

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

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