DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/09/2016    Duedate: 11/22/2016

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-254

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TU DU
THE MONSANTIS (112)
(81-1652) [17-9-4,166]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TU DU                          STARSMILE
THE MONSANTIS (112)            WARBOW (170)
(81-1652) [17-9-4,166]         (81-2731) [3-1-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RYK THE DRAGON                 CAJUN FRY
BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)         NO MEANING 2 (174)
(81-2371) [21-22-2,126]        (81-2773) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INEBRIATION (27)            53
2. THE MONSANTIS (112)         51      SHANGHAIED (161)
3. NO MEANING 2 (174)          44      Unchartered Team
4. CULT OF BACCHUS (4)         41
5. DARQUE AGES (29)            32      NO MEANING 2 (174)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*NO MEANING 2 (174)         3   2  1 60.0   1/ 1 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    11  3 0
 2/ 1 SHANGHAIED (161)          86  64  2 57.3   2/ 8 INEBRIATION (27)         11  4 3
 3/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      483 366 15 56.9   3/ 4 THE MONSANTIS (112)      10  5 5
 4/ 9*THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)       10   8  0 55.6   4/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      10  5 0
 5/ 3 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    237 197 18 54.6   5/10 DARQUE AGES (29)          9  6 0
 6/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    678 568 18 54.4   6/ 5 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      8  6 0
 7/ 5 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     199 169 10 54.1   7/ 6 OTTO'S DINER (96)         8  7 0
 8/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         545 482 20 53.1   8/ 7 THE COMMODORES (150)      8  7 0
 9/ 7 OTTO'S DINER (96)        490 459 26 51.6   9/12*THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)       8  7 0
10/ 8 THE COMMODORES (150)     156 167  6 48.3  10/ 2 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       7  8 0
11/12 THE MONSANTIS (112)      111 132 11 45.7  11/16*KILL EM ALL (173)         6  9 1
12/11 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      441 529 18 45.5  12/17 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      6  9 1
13/10*AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)    18  22  3 45.0  13/15 PRAY THE GODS (155)       6  9 1
14/13 PRAY THE GODS (155)       92 114  7 44.7  14/14 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    6  9 0
15/15 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   333 443 26 42.9  15/18*AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)    4  6 1
16/14 ABOMINATION (146)         80 107 10 42.8  16/11 SHANGHAIED (161)          4  6 0
17/16 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     153 215  8 41.6  17/13 ABOMINATION (146)         4 11 1
18/18*KILL EM ALL (173)          6   9  1 40.0  18/ 9 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     4 11 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19*DEVIL'S BAG (172)          2   3  0 40.0  19/ 0*NO MEANING 2 (174)        3  2 1
20/20 INEBRIATION (27)         130 201 13 39.3  20-19*DEVIL'S BAG (172)         2  3 0
21/17*WARBOW (170)              11  19  0 36.7  21/20*WARBOW (170)              2  8 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Everybody has their niche, I've been told.  Take me, for instance.  Yeah, I'm 
okay with a knife or shortsword, and I'm decent with scribe work too.  Hey, being able 
to decipher and scribble a few languages has saved my neck more than once.  Still, I'm 
ambitious enough to be a gladiator or a merchant.  But, put those two meager skills 
together, throw in an eye for small details, a stubborn personality, and a curious 
mind and you end up with a guy like me.
     Last night I had been doing what I do so well -- waiting, watching, and 
wondering.  I was watching a local thriving business establishment, and I was 
wondering why I would be waiting and mouth-breathing within the recess of a dark 
doorway, at 3:00 in the morning, in the southeastern section of Shadowspire.  
     I don't like this section of the city.  It's cramped, run down, and full of 
broken down buildings and people.  Of course, it's also the key to many enterprising 
business ventures.  However, it's NOT a good place to wander about, especially at 
night.  This place was in the 'business sector' within the slums, so foot traffic was 
nil at night.  Almost.  
     I sighed a little and the noxious air seeped into my lungs and almost jump-
started a vomit.  I got control, resumed mouth-breathing in smaller, slower gulps and 
resumed studying the layout of the area and hating my life.  
     Every now and then a few 'original' buildings, scattered about the area amongst 
the shacks and small apartment buildings of 'new' growth, raise their hoary old heads.  
The Haughty Harlot pawn shop is in one of those buildings.  Well, it pretty much IS 
that building, which is a renovated old watchtower or sentry post from the early days 
of the city.  It's a modest, squarish-sort of tower with rounded corners; its walls 
don't quite reach 15 meters up.  The roof is flat, and I know there's a door up there, 
but I didn't think it was a good idea to try it.  
     For one thing, its thick walls are made of stones set so close and tight the odds 
of climbing it without some 'special' tools are slim to none.  For another, it's too 
obvious an entry point; it's like the imp who runs this place is inviting someone to 
break in -- an obvious warning to the less naive.  And then there's the odd glow the 
stones give off when the moonlight hits 'em....  Yeah, and let's not forget that all 
imps tend to have a little magic at their disposal, and that explains why I'm just 
waiting in the shadows a few doors down and across the narrow, cobbled street.  
     It was a good hiding spot; I would be hard to discover even if you were looking 
in my direction.  The doorway was almost completely hidden behind a pile of rubbish 
and debris piled up in front of it, courtesy of the weekly clean up crews that swept 
and scraped the streets.  (Even the slums had to have their crews -- the local 
wizardry expects a modest attempt at cleanliness throughout the city.)  I guess it's 
for the tourists, but everyone seems to agree it's a good idea.  Also, it helps secure 
the Pax Alistari, as this is how some of our missing citizenry turn up -- eventually.  
     Anyway, I had a good view of the only door to the place (besides the roof) and I 
was deep in shadow.  I'd been hiding in the darkness and stench of that place since 
just before midnight.  I had tied all the rumors together that I could find and I 
hoped I could gain a little information tonight that would make it all worthwhile.  
Still, the long vigil weighed on me.  After tonight I wanted to take a long hot bath, 
wrap up the loose ends, and give my report to the Kid.  Fortunately, going to the 
toilet wasn't a problem, as I was basically hiding behind one. 
     The imp showed up around 3:04, according to my pocket watch.  He was small, 
purplish, and nervous.  He scurried out of the night from nowhere.  
     Now you don't see him; now he's there.  
     He yanked a large bronze key from a pocket within his putty-colored robe and 
began rattling the lock with it.  He seemed to be having problems making it unlock.  
Well, as I said, he was nervous.  A cloud of dark vapor emitted from his nostril slits 
every now and then as he craned his head in all directions while he fiddled with the 
lock.  Eventually he got the key to work; he pushed the thick, heavy door open.  A 
weak beam of candlelight threw his wide, bulbous eyes into sharp contrast with his 
pinched face.  I thought it odd that the old tower hadn't been brought up to fire 
code, and I made a mental note of that, too.
     I was startled when a bald, beardless dwarf emerged from the shadows just as the 
imp was about to step into the joint.  He was well-muscled and had a variety of 
tattoos that ran from his neck, across his shoulders, and down his brawny arms.  He 
was wasn't wearing much more than a loincloth and a leather harness embossed with 
silver runes that held an eerie glow.  
     Their luminescence reminded me of the glow that came from the tower, but this 
light was sharper, brighter, and somehow (don't ask me how) I knew the runes on his 
harness had something to do with a more powerful magic than the stuff that imbued the 
tower's stones.  
     He also wore thick sandals and he held a shiny white spear that seemed to be 
about a meter longer than he was tall.  Its blade looked like it was made of ice, but 
I doubt if it was so brittle or ineffective.  My hand automatically dropped to the 
shortsword at my side; other than that I tried not to move a muscle.  
     The dwarf came up on the little imp from behind, without warning or greeting, and 
surprised him.  The imp half turned around, his eyes almost popping from his face in 
shock and terror, before he was shoved completely through the doorway.  The dwarf 
followed behind the imp and looked around the interior for a moment, then stepped out 
again and made a quick reconnoiter of the area.  
     I was glad it was night, just like I was glad I was able to stop my shivering.  
The breathing I couldn't stop, though I managed to reduce it to a bare minimum.  I 
sipped in the foul air, counting seconds and making as little noise as possible, and 
though the dwarf didn't seem happy about something, he didn't spend a lot of time 
staring in my direction.  After moving a dozen paces back and forth and peering at the 
rooftops and the immediate area, he seemed satisfied.  The dwarf waved his free hand 
and formed a few quick signs with his stubby fingers.  Then he grabbed his spear with 
both hands and flourished it in quick, smooth strokes; its blade carved a white 
pattern of runes in the dark air.  
     The runes blinked away just as the dwarf slammed the butt of his spear into the 
sidewalk in front of his feet, and a bolt of green lightning tore through the fabric 
of the night.  It was just a small rip, about two meters tall, and it lasted all of a 
second.  In that moment a small, impish, cherub-like creature floated through that 
tear and into the night air in front of The Haughty Harlot.  He wore a long black 
robe, well-covered with gold runes, and trimmed in forest green.  He was bald, but the 
stark white contrast of his powder-white complexion against his ink-black robes seemed 
to make the baldness almost inevitable.  
     I recognized this imp; it was Master Darque of the Darque Ages gladitorial 
stable. I took the additional precaution of holding my breath and making a short, 
sincere prayer.
     "Good work, Tyre," hissed the wizard.  He glanced up and down the street, then, 
in a swirl of black and gold, he swept into The Haughty Harlot.  His high-pitched 
voice was clear enough, even from where I crouched.  "Stay there and see to it that 
we're not disturbed."  The door swung closed with a soft CLICK.
     

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     There will be no talk of prophecies from the Duelmaster this week. I worked my 
way up. I earned it. I wasn't supposed to be here. But here I am, The Monsantis' first 
Duelmaster!  
     Abomination, condolences. What a strange time for you.  May the RUGS bless your 
squad.  Perhaps I will allow you another attempt.  We'll see how it goes.  
     Hail to Shadowspire! (Not you Den. Quit smiling. Last time I saw a face like 
yours I fed it a banana.)  

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good afternoon, duel fans!  It's me, Huard DePriest, here with all the juicy 
tidbits of news from Shadowspire turn 254!  It is good to see each of you out and 
about in the arena today.  Phineas was going to come back from tournament early so 
that he could do his regular duties, but it was not meant to be.  Apparently, there 
was some election going on in some obscure countryside and he wanted to observe it for 
himself.  Strange things, if you ask me!  An election is where you let the common 
people choose their leadership.  Yes, you heard that correctly.  I prefer some watery 
tart throwing swords out of a lake for my governmental model.  Ah well, enough 
politics!  Let's talk about the arena!
     When you left us last cycle, TU DU took over the throne in bloody, exciting 
fashion!  That is not flowery language, but a literal descriptor of the fight.  TU DU 
killed the previous Duelmaster to take his spot as Champion of the Arena!  ABOMINATION 
did not sit idly by and lick their wounds, but sent POLITELKOREKNES after a bit of 
revenge and glory by bloodfeuding our Duelmaster.  It was another bloody bout, but 
both fighters walked away from it this time.  TU DU remains our Duelmaster for another 
turn.  He did not get an invitation to the Isle, so the question on everyone's mind 
is:  can he hold on for a third championship and gain automatic entrance into the 
Shadowspire Hall of Fame?  We will be watching this one closely.  TU DU is a member of 
THE MONSANTIS guild and is managed by Manta.
     Next up, we have our team news.  DRAGONBANE GUILD barely holds onto the top spot  
with an 11-3-0 tally.  INEBRIATION is nipping at their heels after a 5-0-2 turn.  11-
4-3 over the last 3 turns is quite an impressive feat, so congrats go out to Philthy 
and his guild.  It is no surprise then that INEBRIATION had the highest gain for the 
turn, jumping up 6 spots to 2nd.  There were many 1-4 results this turn (raise your 
hand, you know who you are!).  The only ones that I will mention to you are those that 
caused drastic drops in the rankings.  First, we have MONSTER MANUAL, who plummeted 
from 2nd to 10th this turn with their 1-4 outing.  And the other is SOME KINDA HATE, 
who fell from 9th to 18th.  THE MONSANTIS creeped up one spot to 3rd this turn, but 
they bear mentioning because over the last 3 turns, they have accumulated 5 kills.  
This means they have almost DOUBLED their kill total in 3 turns.  Stay clear, ladies 
and gentlemen!  That is of course, unless you are looking to get yourself deceased, 
then by all means, step right up!
     What is that?  I didn't mention the most avoided team?  I'm getting there!  I was 
trying to mix things up a bit for ya!  The most avoided team was CULT OF BACCHUS with 
our top team, DRAGONBANE GUILD avoiding them the most.  BLOODY MARIA from WICKED 
MARTYRS was this turn's most challenged warrior.  SUPERWEED of THE MONSANTIS went down 
30 points to reach BLOODY MARIA in a fight that was one-sided and brief with SUPERWEED 
emerging victorious.  There!  I did it!  Are you happy now?
     Death has been busy these last few turns, and not just with THE MONSANTIS guild.  
There were 7 deaths this turn, and 3 of them came via the Dark Arena.  There were no 
high level deaths this turn, which has been the norm lately.   The most experienced 
warrior killed had 4 fights under his belt going into the turn, and it came through 
the Dark Arena (not surprisingly, none of those 4 fights resulted in a win).  Twist 
ending!  Nah, just kidding, that 5th fight didn't result in a win either.  NASTY 
PELOSI is dead at the hands of Bandit Prince.
     It is time to wrap it up for turn 254!  I hope to see you back with us next time 
in Shadowspire!  Can TU DU hold onto the throne for one more turn to join the Hall of 
Fame?  Or, does some up-and-coming Challenger Champion crush those dreams?  He 
certainly has a wide range of opponents to choose from next turn, or perhaps they will 
choose him!  I can't wait to find out!  See you next time, duel fans!

                                          -- Huard DePriest

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TU DU 1652                   17   9  4   166       THE MONSANTIS (112)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPERWEED 1675               14  11  2   145       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 BLUE DRAGON 2332             22  28  0   126       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 RYK THE DRAGON 2371          21  22  2   126       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE EMPRESS WU 2164          31  17  0   111       DARQUE AGES (29)
 WYLD TURKEY 2505             15  15  2    99       INEBRIATION (27)
 HOLLOWSOUL 2414              17  19  2    98       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 POLITELKOREKNES 2227         15  13  4    93       ABOMINATION (146)
 KROW 2504                    18  10  0    91       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BLOODY MARIA 2536            16  12  1    91       WICKED MARTYRS (148)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE LIGHTNING 2486         17  15  2    90       INEBRIATION (27)
 BRUTAL GRUNGE 2390           24  15  0    89       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ALCESTE 2355                 22  22  0    88       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 WARWULF 2580                 14   6  0    88       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BLACKJACK JOHNSON 2595       13   7  1    87       SHANGHAIED (161)
 SWABBIE SAM 2632             12   4  0    83       SHANGHAIED (161)
 ZATHOG 2399                  17  22  1    79       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 KOSTAGART 2667                9   5  1    78       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 STORMCLAW 2569               13  10  1    72       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BRONTAY 2707                  6   1  0    69       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLAN COLUMBIA 1612           13  15  1    66       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 STRABO 2689                   7   4  0    60       DARQUE AGES (29)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCHENDLE 2596                 9   8  2    56       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 FAST HACK 'EM 9 2653          6   9  0    55       THE COMMODORES (150)
 TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578         13   9  0    54       SHANGHAIED (161)
 ECLIPSE 2565                 11   4  0    53       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-ORLANDO 2688                  6   3  0    53       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ZAYLA 2695                    6   2  0    52       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 TRISTAN 2669                  8   5  0    51       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 JANNA 2581                   10  10  0    47       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 LUIPADA 2721                  5   2  1    45       DARQUE AGES (29)
 FIREBALL 2705                 7   2  0    43       INEBRIATION (27)
 HELLBRAISER 2693              6   5  1    43       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 KYBURN 2668                   9   5  0    42       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 POWDER MONKEY 2683            6   5  0    40       SHANGHAIED (161)
 STARSMILE 2731                3   1  0    40       WARBOW (170)
 HORRID 2659                   7   7  0    38       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 LUXLORD BLACK 2608            8  12  1    37       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DRAGON SCARRED 2644          10   5  0    35       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 AGLAIA 2609                   7  13  0    34       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 DESTINY 2703                  6   3  0    34       WICKED MARTYRS (148)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 B FEUD BAIT HAMMER 461        5   3  1    33       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 CYCLOTRODE X 2673             9   4  1    32       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 COMMANDER HAMMER 459          5   3  1    31       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 SHEM 2719                     4   3  1    29       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 ZIM SALA BIM 2708             3   6  0    29       THE COMMODORES (150)
 THYME LORD 2752               3   1  0    29       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 LOOKOUT LARRY 2656            7   7  0    28       SHANGHAIED (161)
 MUTANT CAMEL 2678             7   6  0    27       THE COMMODORES (150)
 NEETA 2702                    4   4  0    24       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 CAELUMI 2765                  2   1  1    24       SEARCH THE SKY (136)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARSTOOL BRAD 2706            6   3  1    23       INEBRIATION (27)
 PERFECT 10 HAMMER 462         4   4  0    23       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 DARK ACT 2717                 3   4  1    23       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 HALFBUCK 2710                 3   3  0    23       WARBOW (170)
 MISFORTUNE COOKIE 2783        2   0  0    23       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 DEE GIGGLE GIRL 2772          1   0  1    22       NO MEANING 2 (174)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HILL GIANT 2694               5   6  0    21       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ANN BASSETT 2745              3   0  0    19       THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)
 AGENT ORANGE 2762             2   1  1    19       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 DEACON JIM 2777               2   0  0    19       THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)
 TEMPTRESS HAMMER 460          2   6  0    17       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 STORMGIRL 2712                1   5  0    16       WARBOW (170)
 MOONSHADOW 2735               2   3  0    15       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 EMMETT DALTON 2761            1   2  0    15       THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)
-SABPOCK 2756                  1   0  0    14       DEVIL'S BAG (172)
 NALA 2700                     2   6  1    13       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 SEDUCTION HAMMER 458          2   6  1    13       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 JET-BOOT JACK 2741            3   1  0    12       THE COMMODORES (150)
 SPHINX 2755                   3   1  1    11       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ASPIRE 2B GREAT 2750          2   2  0    11       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 CLARA D'ANDUZA 2780           1   1  0    11       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BELLE STAR 2778               1   1  0    11       THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)
 BOB DALTON 2748               2   2  0    10       THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)
 MALAKAI 2768                  2   1  0    10       KILL EM ALL (173)
 CIGAR COWBOY 2776             1   0  0    10       NO MEANING 2 (174)
 ELF CHICK 2774                1   0  0    10       NO MEANING 2 (174)
 TOM COLLINS 2790              1   0  1     9       INEBRIATION (27)
 BLOODLUST 2769                2   1  1     8       KILL EM ALL (173)
 HYDRA 2753                    2   2  0     8       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 MELLOW JELLO 2784             2   0  0     8       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 KNIFEFIST 2714                1   5  0     8       WARBOW (170)
 NIGHTCLOUD 2732               1   3  0     6       WARBOW (170)
-DUST 2757                     1   0  0     6       DEVIL'S BAG (172)
 MALLEOS PRIMUS 2764           1   2  0     5       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 PSYCHO STYX 2771              1   2  0     5       KILL EM ALL (173)
 GOTTERDAMMERUNG 2787          1   0  0     5       KILL EM ALL (173)
 REPULSIVE 2781                1   1  0     4       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 CHOKE 2767                    0   3  0     3       KILL EM ALL (173)
 BRACKISH 2782                 0   2  0     2       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 CAJUN FRY 2773                0   1  0     1       NO MEANING 2 (174)
 NEON PLASMA 2791              0   1  0     1       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-DEUMUS 2758                   0   1  0     1       DEVIL'S BAG (172)
-SERAPHIM 2760                 0   1  0     1       DEVIL'S BAG (172)
 PETRUS RIGA 2786              0   1  0     1       DARQUE AGES (29)
-NYBRAS 2759                   0   1  0     1       DEVIL'S BAG (172)
 BLUE DOT ORK 2775             0   1  0     1       NO MEANING 2 (174)
 DA7 2789                      0   1  0     1       ABOMINATION (146)
 LITTLE HAMMER 2792            0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      TOM COLLINS 2790      254  NONE
BAD MATCH-UPS 2743      2  2 0 ABOMINATION 146      COMMANDER HAMMER 459  254   
BAD ROLL-UPS 2130      21 15 0 ABOMINATION 146      TU DU 1652            253   
DA6 2788                0  1 0 ABOMINATION 146      BANDIT PRINCE         254  NONE
HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2132   18 18 2 ABOMINATION 146      TU DU 1652            252   
NASTY PELOSI 2733       0  5 0 ABOMINATION 146      DARK CHAMPION         254  NONE
HATEFUL DESIRE 2457    16 17 2 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 POLITELKOREKNES 2227  252  REVENGED
HROTSVITHA 2730         3  2 0 DARQUE AGES 29       SHEM 2719             253  JUST REVENGED
MALATESTA 2763          0  1 0 DARQUE AGES 29       CAELUMI 2765          252  REVENGED
PYRAT 2615              7 11 1 INEBRIATION 27       KOSTAGART 2667        253  JUST REVENGED
PHASE-SPIDER 2754       1  3 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    BARSTOOL BRAD 2706    254   
CELERY STALKER 2676     7  4 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      SUPERWEED 1675        252   
CURD BURGLAR 2598      11  7 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      WHITE LIGHTNING 2486  252  REVENGED
S.O.S. 2766             1  2 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      AGENT ORANGE 2762     254   
FLARE 2736              1  3 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   DARK ACT 2717         253  JUST REVENGED
SYZYGY 2633             1  4 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   NALA 2700             251  REVENGED
MAMA LLAMA 2742         3  1 0 THE COMMODORES 150   DEE GIGGLE GIRL 2772  254   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DELLA ROSE 2746         0  1 0 THE OUTLAWS 7 171    BLOODLUST 2769        252   
EMMETT DALTON 2744      0  1 0 THE OUTLAWS 7 171    SPHINX 2755           251   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tu Du -- WOW!  Not quite the ending I was expecting.  NEXT! -- Ghost of Bad Roll-Ups

Ryk the Dragon -- I know!  It's crazy right?  I run a LOW KD too.  Your friend is well 
avenged. -- Politelkoreknes

Deacon Jim -- Thanks for helping my manager decide what to do with me.  Can you hear 
it?  Cause I can. -- Nasty Pelosi

Seraphim -- Thanks for all the learns! -- Bad Match-Ups

Bob Dalton -- Good fight!  Let's try it again when we have a few more skills. -- 
Malakai

Abomination -- Keep knocking on that door and keep getting free roll ups.  Hey, The 
Dark One sometimes gives out free roll ups for people to manage a team in Arvat.  
Maybe ask him instead?  oom bap! -- Manta and The Monsantis

Stromclaw -- You the man. -- Plan Columbia

Abomination -- Maybe you can capitalize on the Halloween season and open a haunted 
house.  You have plenty of fresh ghosts.  That would be something for you Tu Du. --- 
Tu Du

Guy I Killed -- Sorry, I can't remember your name right now.  Anyhow enjoy your 
eternal vacay! -- Dark Act

Den -- How is that somebody as fat and lazy as you can smell so sweaty? -- Manta

All -- Shanghaied hit a patch of rough seas and was unable to make it to port on time.  
Our deepest apologies. -- Captain BlackHart

Nala -- Don't believe the hype in the newsletter.  You didn't "unbelievably" lose.  It 
was inevitable. -- Eclipse

Luipada -- I went easy on you so that we could end this bloodfeud quickly.  However, 
it seemed to me that you were trying hard to kill me!  I don't think you want to cross 
my path again--it will be a different sort of match! -- Caelumi

Dark Act -- This one was my fault.  Really.  I was counting on his challenge going 
through, and gave NO alternate strategy in the event that the challenge DIDN'T go 
through. *sigh*  Stupid of me.  Still, we're going to have to put you face down in the 
sands.  Cooperate and you might just live through it. -- Kid Arcane

Agent Orange -- You're merely lucky, not "deadly."  I'm going to have to challenge you 
until we can settle this to my satisfaction.  Warning:  It's going to hurt. -- 
Moonshadow

Bloodlust -- Your entire team seems bent on destruction.  How long will you last in 
this arena with this attitude? -- Malleos Primus

Hammer -- Welcome to Shadowspire!  Come join us for a light lunch at the Acropolis 
(when you can afford it).  Or trot down to Otto's Diner -- the antacids are always 
free for first-time patrons! -- Kid Arcane and Search the Sky

Tu Du -- You sure are deadly! -- DeGotti

Hammer -- Welcome back to the finest arena around! -- DeGotti

Devil's Bag -- A hearty welcome to you too! Sounds like a tDO team name or maybe a tDO 
donated team? -- Degotti

Wyld Turkey -- Nice try! -- Warwulf

Aglaia -- See Warwulf's comment above! -- Krow

5-0 and a free fight! Nice turn #253 for the Cult! -- DeGotti 

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NASTY PELOSI was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA6 was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
POLITELKOREKNES was subdued by TU DU in a 1 minute expert's Bloodfeud Title fight.
WHITE LIGHTNING viciously subdued KOSTAGART in a popular 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
ECLIPSE unbelievably bested DARK ACT in a action packed 3 minute gory Bloodfeud brawl.
STRABO devastated SHEM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
WARWULF was overpowered by RYK THE DRAGON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SUPERWEED vanquished BLOODY MARIA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BRONTAY won victory over TWO-TON TIMMONS in a popular 3 minute Challenge fight.
PLAN COLUMBIA beat FAST HACK 'EM 9 in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
LUXLORD BLACK was beaten by KYBURN in a exciting 4 minute brutal Challenge fight.
STARSMILE was devastated by STORMCLAW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
MUTANT CAMEL outlasted ASPIRE 2B GREAT in a 22 minute Challenge match.
POWDER MONKEY slimly won victory over AGLAIA in a 8 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
DESTINY savagely defeated HALFBUCK in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge struggle.
HORRID handily defeated TEMPTRESS HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
LOOKOUT LARRY was devastated by LUIPADA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
S.O.S. was executed by AGENT ORANGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
REPULSIVE was overpowered by STORMGIRL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
PSYCHO STYX was handily defeated by ZIM SALA BIM in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
BOB DALTON was savagely defeated by NEETA in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
MISFORTUNE COOKIE overpowered SEDUCTION HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fray.
MALAKAI overcame MALLEOS PRIMUS in a 2 minute novice's Challenge contest.
THYME LORD demolished NALA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CHOKE lost to JET-BOOT JACK in a 2 minute novice's Challenge match.
SPHINX was vanquished by B FEUD BAIT HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
EMMETT DALTON demolished KNIFEFIST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
CAELUMI vanquished BLOODLUST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
HOLLOWSOUL slimly lost to THE EMPRESS WU in a action packed 3 minute master's bout.
BLUE DRAGON defeated BLACKJACK JOHNSON in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
SWABBIE SAM was savagely defeated by WYLD TURKEY in a exciting 1 minute gory match.
ALCESTE was overpowered by KROW in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BRUTAL GRUNGE luckily beat ZATHOG in a crowd pleasing 4 minute veteran's fray.
TRISTAN overpowered PERFECT 10 HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
CYCLOTRODE X was demolished by ZAYLA in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DRAGON SCARRED was viciously subdued by JANNA in a exciting 3 minute brutal fight.
HELLBRAISER was unbelievably bested by SCHENDLE in a action packed 1 minute match.
FIREBALL overpowered HILL GIANT in a 1 minute uneven bout.
COMMANDER HAMMER executed BAD MATCH-UPS in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BARSTOOL BRAD put to death PHASE-SPIDER in a exciting 3 minute duel.
HYDRA was defeated by CIGAR COWBOY in a 2 minute beginner's battle.
ANN BASSETT won victory over NIGHTCLOUD in a 1 minute novice's struggle.
MAMA LLAMA was viciously butchered by DEE GIGGLE GIRL in a 2 minute amateur's duel.
MOONSHADOW devastated BRACKISH in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MELLOW JELLO outwaited LITTLE HAMMER in a tiresome 15 minute novice's conflict.
CLARA D'ANDUZA overpowered NEON PLASMA in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
DEACON JIM vanquished PETRUS RIGA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BELLE STAR handily defeated BLUE DOT ORK in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ELF CHICK vanquished DA7 in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CAJUN FRY was overcome by GOTTERDAMMERUNG in a exciting 5 minute novice's bout.
TOM COLLINS slew MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         TOTAL PARRY       48 -  38 -  3      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         WALL OF STEEL     48 -  38 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         AIMED BLOW        32 -  28 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         STRIKING ATTACK   48 -  43 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         BASHING ATTACK    45 -  44 -  7      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     29 -  32 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  49 -  5      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         LUNGING ATTACK    56 -  74 -  5      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       26 -  35 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  23 -  2      36  |

Turn 254 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      6 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  5         3  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     8 -  7     LUNGING ATTACK     6 - 10         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  7     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  6                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  5                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     TU DU 1652                 17   9  4  166 THE MONSANTIS (112)
BASHING ATTACK   SUPERWEED 1675             14  11  2  145 THE MONSANTIS (112)
TOTAL PARRY      THE EMPRESS WU 2164        31  17  0  111 DARQUE AGES (29)
WALL OF STEEL    KROW 2504                  18  10  0   91 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHITE LIGHTNING 2486       17  15  2   90 INEBRIATION (27)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACKJACK JOHNSON 2595     13   7  1   87 SHANGHAIED (161)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    STORMCLAW 2569             13  10  1   72 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
AIMED BLOW       BRONTAY 2707                6   1  0   69 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
PARRY-LUNGE      STRABO 2689                 7   4  0   60 DARQUE AGES (29)
SLASHING ATTACK  LUIPADA 2721                5   2  1   45 DARQUE AGES (29)
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 CAJUN FRY 2773.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUXLORD BLACK 
2608, DARK ACT 2717, JANNA 2581, HOLLOWSOUL 2414, PHASE-SPIDER 2754, BRONTAY 2707, 
ZATHOG 2399, WHITE LIGHTNING 2486, FAST HACK 'EM 9 2653, and DESTINY 2703.

The least popular fighter this week was MUTANT CAMEL 2678.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ASPIRE 2B GREAT 2750, MELLOW JELLO 2784, LITTLE HAMMER 2792, 
DA7 2789, BLUE DOT ORK 2775, PETRUS RIGA 2786, BRACKISH 2782, NIGHTCLOUD 2732, BAD 
MATCH-UPS 2743, and HILL GIANT 2694.