DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/21/2016    Duedate: 01/03/2017

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-257

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOLLOWSOUL
CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
(81-2414) [20-19-2,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOLLOWSOUL                     KNIFEFIST
CULT OF BACCHUS (4)            WARBOW (170)
(81-2414) [20-19-2,122]        (81-2714) [4-5-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JANNA                          HORRID
PRAY THE GODS (155)            WICKED MARTYRS (148)
(81-2581) [12-11-0,64]         (81-2659) [10-7-0,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MONSANTIS (112)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OTTO'S DINER (96)           64
2. CULT OF BACCHUS (4)         51      SHANGHAIED (161)
3. MONSTER MANUAL (87)         48      Unchartered Team
4. THE MONSANTIS (112)         46
5. PRAY THE GODS (155)         44      KILL EM ALL (173)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SHANGHAIED (161)          94  71  2 57.0   1/ 2 THE MONSANTIS (112)      11  3 1
 2/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      490 373 15 56.8   2/ 6 OTTO'S DINER (96)        11  4 0
 3- 4 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    241 203 18 54.3   3/ 3 THE COMMODORES (150)     10  4 0
 4/ 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    683 578 18 54.2   4/ 1 DARQUE AGES (29)         10  5 1
 5/ 5 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     206 177 10 53.8   5/ 5 PRAY THE GODS (155)      10  5 1
 6/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         555 487 21 53.3   6/10*KILL EM ALL (173)         8  7 1
 7/ 7 OTTO'S DINER (96)        501 463 26 52.0   7/ 7 AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)    8  7 0
 8/ 8 FURRY FURY (25)          425 420 21 50.3   8/ 8 SHANGHAIED (161)          8  7 0
 9/ 9 THE COMMODORES (150)     166 171  6 49.3   9/13 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       7  7 0
10-11*THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)       11  12  0 47.8  10/12*WARBOW (170)              7  8 1
11/12 THE MONSANTIS (112)      122 135 12 47.5  11/17 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       7  8 0
12/10 AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)    26  29  3 47.3  12/14 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      7  8 0
13/15*KILL EM ALL (173)         14  16  2 46.7  13/11 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      6  9 0
14/14 PRAY THE GODS (155)      102 119  8 46.2  14/19 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    5  9 0
15/13 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      448 537 18 45.5  15/ 4 INEBRIATION (27)          5 10 0
16/16 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   338 452 26 42.8  16/ 9 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     5 10 0
17/17 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     159 224  8 41.5  17-16 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     4  6 0
18-18 ABOMINATION (146)         81 116 11 41.1  18/20 FURRY FURY (25)           3  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19*WARBOW (170)              18  27  1 40.0  19-18*NO MEANING 2 (174)        1  4 0
20-20*NO MEANING 2 (174)         4   6  1 40.0  20-15*THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)       1  4 0
21/21 INEBRIATION (27)         135 211 13 39.0  21-21 ABOMINATION (146)         1  9 1
22-22*DEVIL'S BAG (172)          2   8  0 20.0  22-22*DEVIL'S BAG (172)         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

                                    A Sort of Plan
     

     The Arcane Kid tossed a sheet of parchment onto his desk and leaned back in a 
well-padded armchair.  He sighed and rubbed his slender palms together in a steady, 
circular pattern.  His narrow face wore an expression of intense concentration; his 
luminous eyes darted left and right but could not seem to fix on anything within the 
small room. 
     Two large brass oil lamps, suspended from the ceiling, lit the room well. There 
was barely enough space for a modest square desk, two dark leather chairs, oiled to a 
glossy sheen, and a tall bookcase.  It was crammed with thick binders overflowing with 
handwritten notes, adjacent to yellowed texts on medieval weaponry.  A fine layer of 
dust covered most of the volumes.  
     The door swung into the room, barely clearing the leg of the second leather chair 
that stood facing the desk.  A broad, thick-shouldered man wearing a black byrnie that 
hung to his stocky calves padded silently into the room and stood before the desk.  
Arcane's eyes continued to roam around the room, left and right; his palms continued 
to grind together. 
     "Hey," muttered the mail-clad warrior. "Kid.  Hey!"  
     The man clapped his calloused hands together; Arcane twitched in his chair.  His 
eyes glowed hotly as he grasped the sturdy armrests.
     "Havoc!  How dare you come in here without knocking!" 
     Havoc made a rude gesture in the Kid's general direction. "I did knock," he 
sneered. "You've been in here for hours.  Ya missed evening practice and dinner, and 
weren't ya supposed to have some sorta 'tutoring' with Eclipse before 'lights out'?" 
     The fire in the Kid's eyes dimmed; he relaxed and sunk back into his chair.  He 
dropped his eyes to the desk and shook his head absently.  The two small jeweled combs 
that held his hair out of his face twinkled in the lamplight. 
     "I don't know,"  Arcane sighed. "Yes, I know I promised I'd tutor him but... I 
don't know that it'd make much of a difference." 
     "Yeah, we already talked 'bout it," acknowledged Havoc as he flung himself into 
the opposite chair.  "It did help some, but ya can't make a good sword outta soft 
wood." He rolled his head along his shoulders; his thick neck popped and crackled. 
     "Cut that out!" snapped Arcane.  "You know I hate that sound!" 
     "Lighten up," grunted Havoc as his head continued to swing in circles, first to 
his left, then his right.  He made a mighty shrug, raising his muscular shoulders to 
his ears.  He held that pose for a few seconds while the Kid glared at him across the 
desk, then relaxed and settled comfortably into his chair. 
     "What's eatin' ya this time?" 
     Arcane leaned forward and rested his forearms on the edge of the desk.  His thin 
lips twisted into a frown which quickly morphed into his habitual smirk. 
     "The usual things, I suppose.  How are those two new fighters working out?" 
     "Not too bad," nodded Havoc.  "We don't see many siblings in this biz, so it's 
kinda weird." 
     "How so?"
     "Well... they both have the same style, for one thing.  I was hopin' we'd pick up 
a different kinda recruit at our next staffin'."  
     "We've got four different styles--" 
     "Naaa," interjected Havoc, "Ya gotta know Neon ain't workin' out, Kid.  We got 
three styles, and we need a heavy hitter real bad."
     "I see."  Arcane steepled his fingers and leaned forward even more, so as to rest 
his narrow chin on them.  His bright eyes bored up into Havoc's broad face.  "You've 
given him his options, of course." 
     "Yeah, yeah."  Havoc waved his hand at the door behind him.  "They all get the 
standard speech at the beginnin', and I'm pretty sure Neon's been takin' somethin' 
outta his pay regular.  A bribe won't be a problem." 
     "Hhhhmmm.  I'm glad our contacts in the magical realm aren't aligned with Master 
Darque's minions." 
     "Ha!  What magic?!"  Havoc readjusted himself in the chair and jutted his head 
forward for emphasis.  "If by 'magic' ya mean 'trickery', then I guess yer set up 
okay." 
     "Whatever," snorted the Kid.  He leaned back again and pointed at the desktop 
with his chin.  "The form is filled out and ready to submit.  Take it on your way 
out." 
     Havoc looked at the desktop for a few long seconds, then eyed the Kid with a grim 
smile.  "Ya didn't happen to drop a little coin this time, did ya?"
     "Whatever do you mean?" 
     "I told ya.  We need a heavy hitter -- does 'great' damage or better." 
     "I have no control over the recruits that come our way," protested Arcane.  "We 
get what we get." 
     "Yeah, yeah," Havoc rumbled.  He looked around the cramped office. 
     "What is it now?" The Kid sighed. 
     "Uh, I'm just curious... how long is that talent scout goin' to be holed up in 
yer old office?" 
     Arcane shrugged.  "Another week or so.  He's almost completely healed, but 
there's still the matter of Darque's master plan, which we don't quite understand, and 
then there's the rumors of his aeternitas remedium."  
     "Yeah, yeah," Havoc growled.  "That elixir stuff.  Eternal youth and all that." 
     "Precisely," sighed the Kid again as he rose from his chair.  "We need to find 
out more about what's going on, and perhaps even make an attempt to derail Master 
Darques little schemes in Shadowspire."  
     Havoc's dark eyebrows raised in surprise as he stood too. "Ya think that's smart, 
Kid?" 
     Arcane slid around the desk with his usual smooth step and stood directly in 
front of Havoc. 
     "Get it through your thick head.  I don't like it when somebody messes with 
someone in our organization.  I won't let it go."  Havoc frowned.  
     "Look," Arcane leaned his face closer; his luminous eyes glowed brightly.  "We 
must be absolutely committed to watching out for our own.  It's imperative." 
     "Yeah, but our record ain't exactly the best, Kid---" 
     "So WHAT?!!  I don't care what his team record is, what ANYONE's team record is.  
NOBODY is better than us.  They may be better 'connected', or have more experience, 
but they're not better.  We've had DM's and we've done okay in tourneys, back when we 
used to compete," Arcane continued, jabbing a bony forefinger into Havoc's mailed 
chest.  "We've won almost all the awards in this arena we could win, at one time or 
another.  And we always Blood Feud.  We don't have to back down or shy away from ANY 
team."
     They stared into each other's faces for a few moments. 
     "I guess we ain't gonna start now," muttered Havoc with a grim smile.
     "Good guess," nodded Arcane.  He stepped around Havoc and opened the door.  "I'll 
check on our guest, then I'll go for a stroll through the grounds.  See if you can get 
Neon to go through the standard inventory again BEFORE he goes to the Dark Arena.  I'm 
tired of losing good gear that way." 
     "Don't worry," Havoc sneered to the Kid's retreating back.  "I'll make sure he 
only takes the stuff we ain't worried 'bout losin'."  Havoc shook his head.  "But it 
might help our record some if we'd maybe start avoidin' sometimes."  He chuckled as he 
followed the Kid out the door. 
     "Merry Christmas to ya, Neon!"

          *** AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU IN SHADOWSPIRE, AND RSI! ***

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THE STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5

OVERVIEW
A contest for Stormcrowe (DM 45) that runs 10 turns (starting turn 385, due 
05/23/2017).  Squads will consist of two (2) teams.  One (1) team per manager.  
Participating managers may not run multiple teams in the arena during the contest.

PREMISE
Master Darque opens a Chaos Gate in Stormcrowe, which creates a temporal distortion.  
Turn 1 (Stormcrowe turn 385) and Turn 10 (Stormcrowe turn 394) will be scored using 
Slaughterhouse scoring.  Turns 2 through 9 will use a wide variety scoring mechanisms 
from various contests throughout Alastari's history.

ENTRY
Entry into the contest is open to anyone who meets the following criteria:

1)  FORM A SQUAD:  A squad will consist of two (2) managers.  No more, no less.  This 
    means there will be NO single manager teams.  You must choose a name for your 
    squad.

2)  DECLARE ENTRY:  Each manager must declare their intention to participate in the 
    contest BEFORE Turn 1 of the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse (No exceptions will be 
    made).  Declarations must include 1) TEAM NAME; 2) MANAGER NAME;  3) PARTNER'S 
    NAME; and 4) SQUAD'S NAME, and may be submitted by any of the following means:

    a. A personal ad in DM 45

    b. A diplomatic note to Darque Forces (428) in DM 45

    c. An email to rebelnerfherder@yahoo.com (put SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 in Subject Line)

    **NOTE:  Failure to meet this criteria by the deadline will result in NO ENTRY 
    into the contest.  Please be mindful of the requirements and submit them in a 
    timely manner to avoid any misfortunes.

3)  SEND RU CERTIFICATES:  Submit two (2) Roll Up Certificates to Master Darque, 
    contest moderator.  This can be done by requesting Roll Up Certificates from RSI 
    Customer Service.  NOTE:  Be sure to submit Roll Up Certificates, not Roll Up 
    Sheets.

PRIZES

ENDURANCE AWARD
Every participating Team will receive one (1) +1 Bonus Potion* for participating in 
all 10 rounds of the contest and in at least 45 of the 50 scheduled fights. 

BEST RECORD AWARD
The individual manager that achieves the best Win/Loss% over the course of the contest 
(turns 385-394), will receive 10% of the entry RU Certificates.  Tie breakers will be:  
1) total kills during contest; 2) total fights during contest; and lastly, 3) head-to-
head win/loss% between tied teams.

UNSTUCK IN TIME AWARD
The manager that achieves the most kills during the course of the contest (turns 385-
394) will be allowed to transfer one (1) warrior from another team onto his/her team 
in DM 45.

FIRST PLACE WINNERS
The winning squad receives the following:

1.  60% of the Entry RU Certificates (to be divided at squad's discretion)
2.  Two (2) +1 Bonus Potions for each member of the squad*
3.  Favorites Knowledge for one (1) warrior on DM 45 team of each squad member
4.  Rename Stormcrowe Arena for six (6) months
5.  Rename four (4) Dark Arena Monsters for six (6) months
6.  Rename four (4) Arena Stand Bys for six (6) months

SECOND PLACE WINNERS

1.  20% of the Entry RU Certificates (to be divided at squad's discretion)
2.  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion for each member of the squad*
3.  Favorites Knowledge for one warrior on DM 45 team of each squad member
4.  Rename four (4) Dark Arena Monsters for six (6) months

THIRD PLACE WINNERS
1.  10% of the Entry RU Certificates (to be divided at squad's discretion)
2.  Favorites Knowledge for one warrior on DM 45 team of each squad member
3.  Rename four (4) Arena Stand Bys for six (6) months

*Bonus potions must be used with 2 turns of contest end AND can only be used on living 
warriors that participated in the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse 5 contest.

MODERATOR
Master Darque will be the moderator for this contest.  All questions and disputes can 
be directed to him.  He is the final arbitrator for the contest and his decisions are 
final.  A copy of the scoring rules can be requested via email or diplomatic note.  
Please use the email listed above for any inquiries and note SLAUGHTERHOUSE in the 
subject line.

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SCORING FOR THE STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (SSV)

Turn 1:  SSV Scoring (DM 45)

     +1 Win
     -1 Death
     +1 Kill

     Wins and kills against Arena Stand Bys and Squad-mates will not be scored (Please 
     note:  Death against any opponent will be scored with a -1).  Dark Arena fights 
     will be scored regularly.

Turn 2:  Delarquan Death Fest (DM 59)

     Win = +2 pts
     Loss = -1 pt
     Kill = +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
     Death = -3 pts [in addition to -1 pt for Loss]
     Dark Arena Kill = +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
     Dark Arena Death = -5 pts [in addition to -1 pt for Loss]

     Challenges against squad-mates will incur -1 penalty for both participants.  
     Death penalties will also apply.

Turn 3:  TOGS IV Scoring (DM 60)

     10 points for winning on your upchallenge against another SSV warrior.
      7 points for winning on your even challenge of another SSV warrior.
      7 points for winning on another SSV warrior's challenge.
      7 points for winning a random matchup against another SSV warrior.
      4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-SSV warrior.

     Do not fight your teammate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get 
     any points if you challenge a non-SSV team (this includes the Dark Arena).

     5 points for a spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn. The 
     minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the newsletter 
     (that's 31 lines--each line 86 characters across).  In addition to the length 
     criteria, spotlights will not be given any points if they are in any way 
     plagiarized or if they are not Duelmasters or fantasy related.  If in doubt about 
     the content, email me before the turn and I will be happy to verify it for you.

     -5 points per manager who does not write at least one (1) personal ad.

     -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.

Turn 4:  Battle Royale (DM 18)

     +1 Win
     +1 Kill
     -1 Loss
     -1 Death

     No Avoids (-10 point penalty for avoiding)

Turn 5:  (Un)Popularity Contest

     +11 for Turn's Most Popular with a descending point award for most popular 
     warriors' list (e.g. +10 for second most popular, +9 for third most popular, etc)  
     Only warriors listed on the most popular list will score points (between +10 and 
     +1).

     +11 for Turn's Least Popular with a descending point award for least popular 
     warriors' list (e.g. +10 for second least popular, +9 for third least popular, 
     etc)  Only warriors listed on the least popular list will score points (between 
     +10 and +1).

Turn 6:  Slaughter Priest Memorial (DM 54)

     No Challenges

     3 points for winning
     3 points for killing (giving 6 in total, 3 for the win and 3 for the kill)
     3 points for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of 
          number of personals beyond one you still only get three (3) points).  Make 
          sure it is written from one of your team's warriors and not simply the 
          manager entity or you will not get the point.
     -3 points for losing
     -3 points for being killed (giving -6 in total, -3 for losing and -3 for being 
          killed)

Turn 7:  Turf War (DM 47)

     Team Points:
       Fights made:
          1 = 0 points,  2 = 0 points,  3 = 1 point,  4 = 3 points,  5 = 5 points

       Wins earned:
          1 = 1 point,  2 = 3 points,  3 = 6 points,  4 = 10 points,  5 = 15 points

     Champion win = 3 additional points

     Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)

     Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points (If ties, no points 
     awarded)

     Alliance/Squad Points (Round 7 Only):
       Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
          All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 warriors = 3 points
          All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
          All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9

     Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points (If tied, no points awarded.)

Turn 8:  Morya Madness (DM 28)

     +3 points to the highest ranked warrior of each style.  Highest ranked is the 
     highest recognition total, regardless of record.  If case of a tie in recognition 
     points, win/loss percentage will be the tie breaker, followed by total kills 
     (warrior).

     +5 Top Team on the Move descending scoring down to #5 (e.g. +5 for first, +4 for 
     second, etc).

     +5 Most Successful Bloodfeuds (Contest Turns 1-8; cumulative for squad).  
     Bloodfeud victories for kills that did not occur during the contest do not count 
     to this total.

     +5 Most Avoided Squad (Contest Turns 1-8; teammates avoiding one another will not 
     be counted)

     -5 Most Avoiding Squad (Contest Turns 1-8)

     +5 Most Turn's Most Favorite (Squad) (Contest Turns 1-8)

     +5 Most Turn's Least Favorite (Squad) (Contest Turns 1-8)

Turn 9:  Mordant Olympics (DM 1)

     The three teams (not squads) with the best win-loss record over turns 1-9 (who 
     meet minimum fight criteria).  Cumulative kills and total recognition will serve 
     as tie breaks if needed.

     Gold -- 25 points
     Silver -- 15 points
     Bronze -- 10 Points

     + 3 Points for an Attacker [Challenge] Win (Challenges against squad-mates will 
     incur a -2 point penalty)

     +3 Points for a Defender [being Challenged] Win (Challenges from squad-mates will 
     incur a -2 point penalty)

Turn 10:  Slaughterhouse V (DM 45)

     +5 Win
     -5 Death
     +5 Kill

     Wins and kills against Arena Stand Bys and Squad-mates will not be scored (Please 
     note:  Death against any opponent will be scored with a -1).  Dark Arena fights 
     will be scored regularly.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good afternoon, duel fans!  Huard DePriest here with all the arena news you're 
gonna need for this cycle!  You will have to pardon me if I sound a little rushed for 
this spy report.  I have been trying to make some extra coin between spy reporting 
gigs by being a wizard's guinea pig.  The spells in question that I'm testing are 
minor things for the most part, but this last one has been a doozy.  It keeps you 
awake for extended periods of time.  I'm on hour 77 as I deliver this report.  The 
hallucinations are getting frequent, and oddly enough, even though I haven't slept in 
over 3 days, my hair is in a constant state of bed-head.  I can only deal with one 
thing at a time though, so let's get this spy report out the door!
     We have a new Duelmaster and we have another short reign. Hollowsoul from Cult of 
Bacchus takes over the departing Kitty Tantrum's spot on the throne.  Kitty was 
challenged by Bloody Maria, but was able to stave off the ambitious warrior from 
Wicked Martyrs. Our newest Duelmaster, a rare Parry Strike styled fighter, was 
challenged by Wyld Turkey of Inebriation.  Hollowsoul ascends to the throne after a 
short, 1 minute fight.  Congrats to Hollowsoul and his manager, DeGotti.
     Otto's Diner was the most avoided team this turn.  The last time I was there, 
about an hour ago, my soup and mead had a lengthy conversation about the state of 
Andorian politics.  I could have sworn the mead was Delarquan.  Anyway, the team that 
avoided Otto's Diner the most was Shanghaied.  Was he avoiding the cuisine or the 
warriors?  Our newest Duelmaster, Hollowsoul, was the most challenged warrior for the 
turn.  It doesn't matter how many people challenge you, you will only face one on the 
sands, so be prepared.  Hmph, that sounded almost motivational . . . I really need to 
sleep. 
     Ahringhol must be taking it easy on Shadowspire this turn.  Not a single death in 
the regular arena, and only 4 deaths in the Dark Arena.  It was slow in the revenge 
department as well.  There was only 1, you heard me, only 1, bloodfeud challenge this 
turn.  Thyme Lord of Otto's Diner feuded Luipada of Darque Ages.  Thyme Lord was 
successful!  Not as successful as a wizard's spell that keeps you up for a week, but 
still, he won.
     The Monsantis takes the top spot away from Darque Ages, who slipped to 4th after 
a 1-4 turn.  Otto's Diner, on the strength of a 5-0 effort, jumps into 2nd place from 
6th.  Remaining in the top 5 and unchanged in rank we have The Commodores in at 3rd 
and Pray the Gods at 5th.  The biggest gain belongs to Monster Manual who climbed 6 
spots to 11th.  The largest drop goes to Inebriation, who dipped from 4th to 15th.
     A rather short Shewish Giant is waving a chicken at me and telling me to shut up.  
Either I'm done with this spy report or I'm hallucinating again.  Either way, I think 
I'm done with this spy report.  I hope to see my bed and pillow soon.  Oh, and you 
guys come back to Shadowspire next time too . . . or something.  Toodles!

                                          -- Huard DePriest

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLLOWSOUL 2414              20  19  2   122       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKJACK JOHNSON 2595       16   7  1   121       SHANGHAIED (161)
 SUPERWEED 1675               16  12  2   114       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 BLUE DRAGON 2332             24  29  0   109       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-KOSTAGART 2667               11   5  1   106       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 WARWULF 2580                 15   8  0   103       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 PLAN COLUMBIA 1612           16  15  1   100       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 SCHENDLE 2596                12   8  3    97       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 GRIZZLY REMAINS 2459         18  10  0    92       FURRY FURY (25)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALCESTE 2355                 22  24  0    90       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
-POLITELKOREKNES 2227         15  15  4    90       ABOMINATION (146)
 BLOODY MARIA 2536            17  14  1    89       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 SWABBIE SAM 2632             14   5  0    86       SHANGHAIED (161)
-ZATHOG 2399                  18  23  1    81       SOME KINDA HATE (102)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WYLD TURKEY 2505             15  18  2    81       INEBRIATION (27)
 KROW 2504                    19  12  0    78       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 WHITE LIGHTNING 2486         18  17  2    76       INEBRIATION (27)
 GARCHOMP 2470                15  12  0    76       FURRY FURY (25)
 HORRID 2659                  10   7  0    74       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 STORMCLAW 2569               14  12  1    73       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 FAST HACK 'EM 9 2653          9   9  0    73       THE COMMODORES (150)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIREBALL 2705                 9   3  0    66       INEBRIATION (27)
 THYME LORD 2752               5   2  0    65       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 JANNA 2581                   12  11  0    64       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 ZAYLA 2695                    8   3  0    61       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578         14  11  0    56       SHANGHAIED (161)
 AGENT ORANGE 2762             5   1  2    53       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 HILL GIANT 2694               7   7  0    52       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 B FEUD BAIT HAMMER 461        7   4  1    50       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 STRABO 2689                   8   6  0    49       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SHEM 2719                     6   4  1    48       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 MISFORTUNE COOKIE 2783        5   0  0    48       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 LUXLORD BLACK 2608           10  13  1    47       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 TRISTAN 2669                  9   7  0    45       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 KNIFEFIST 2714                4   5  0    45       WARBOW (170)
 ECLIPSE 2565                 12   6  0    42       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 LUIPADA 2721                  7   3  2    42       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ORLANDO 2688                  7   5  0    42       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DRAGON SCARRED 2644          11   7  0    40       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-CYCLOTRODE X 2673            10   5  1    39       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 NEETA 2702                    6   5  0    39       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 TEMPTRESS HAMMER 460          4   7  0    38       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 POWDER MONKEY 2683            7   7  0    37       SHANGHAIED (161)
-KYBURN 2668                   9   7  0    34       SOME KINDA HATE (102)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOOKOUT LARRY 2656            8   9  0    33       SHANGHAIED (161)
 HYDRA 2753                    4   3  0    33       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-DA12 2804                     1   0  1    33       ABOMINATION (146)
 MUTANT CAMEL 2678             8   8  0    32       THE COMMODORES (150)
 HALFBUCK 2710                 4   5  0    31       WARBOW (170)
 GOTTERDAMMERUNG 2787          4   0  0    31       KILL EM ALL (173)
 MALLEOS PRIMUS 2764           3   3  0    31       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 CLARA D'ANDUZA 2780           4   1  0    30       DARQUE AGES (29)
 COMMANDER HAMMER 459          7   4  1    29       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 STARSMILE 2731                3   4  0    29       WARBOW (170)
 BARSTOOL BRAD 2706            7   5  1    27       INEBRIATION (27)
 BRACKISH 2782                 2   3  0    27       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 DESTINY 2703                  7   5  0    26       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 JET-BOOT JACK 2741            6   1  0    24       THE COMMODORES (150)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIGHTCLOUD 2732               3   4  1    23       WARBOW (170)
-ELF CHICK 2774                2   0  0    23       NO MEANING 2 (174)
 CELESTIO 2801                 2   0  0    22       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 PERFECT 10 HAMMER 462         5   6  0    21       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 MELLOW JELLO 2784             4   1  0    21       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-DEE GIGGLE GIRL 2772          1   1  1    20       NO MEANING 2 (174)
 PSYCHO STYX 2771              3   3  1    19       KILL EM ALL (173)
 ASPIRE 2B GREAT 2750          3   4  0    19       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 SONNY CROQUETTE 2799          2   0  0    19       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 MALAKAI 2768                  4   2  0    18       KILL EM ALL (173)
 NALA 2700                     3   8  1    18       PRAY THE GODS (155)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEDUCTION HAMMER 458          3   8  1    18       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
-EMMETT DALTON 2761            2   2  0    17       THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)
 SPHINX 2755                   4   3  1    16       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 STORMGIRL 2712                2   7  0    13       WARBOW (170)
 SON OF BLAGGER 2793           2   0  0    13       THE COMMODORES (150)
 PETRUS RIGA 2786              2   2  0    13       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MONKEY TREE MONK 2652         2   6  0    12       FURRY FURY (25)
 BLOODLUST 2769                2   4  1    11       KILL EM ALL (173)
-ANN BASSETT 2745              3   1  0    10       THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)
 TOM COLLINS 2790              2   2  1     9       INEBRIATION (27)
-BOB DALTON 2748               2   3  0     9       THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)
 CHOKE 2767                    1   5  0     8       KILL EM ALL (173)
 BROCCOLI ROB 2810             1   0  0     8       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 ETHERIA 2800                  1   1  0     7       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-CIGAR COWBOY 2776             1   1  0     6       NO MEANING 2 (174)
 LITTLE HAMMER 2792            1   3  0     6       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-BELLE STAR 2778               1   2  0     5       THE OUTLAWS 7 (171)
-SABPOCK 2756                  1   1  0     4       DEVIL'S BAG (172)
-CAJUN FRY 2773                0   2  0     2       NO MEANING 2 (174)
 GAS SPORE 2807                0   2  0     2       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-NYBRAS 2759                   0   2  0     2       DEVIL'S BAG (172)
-BLUE DOT ORK 2775             0   2  0     2       NO MEANING 2 (174)
-SERAPHIM 2760                 0   2  0     2       DEVIL'S BAG (172)
-DEUMUS 2758                   0   2  0     2       DEVIL'S BAG (172)
 WYRM CRUSHER 2814             0   1  0     1       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SUBPAR SUE 2812               0   1  0     1       WICKED MARTYRS (148)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AEOFEL ELROMAI 2803     0  1 0 ABOMINATION 146      PSYCHO STYX 2771      256   
BAD MATCH-UPS 2743      2  2 0 ABOMINATION 146      COMMANDER HAMMER 459  254   
BRONTAY 2707            6  3 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    SCHENDLE 2596         256   
HROTSVITHA 2730         3  2 0 DARQUE AGES 29       SHEM 2719             253  REVENGED
MUD MUD 2813            0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        STONE GOLEM           257  NONE
PYRAT 2615              7 11 1 INEBRIATION 27       KOSTAGART 2667        253  REVENGED
PHASE-SPIDER 2754       1  3 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    BARSTOOL BRAD 2706    254  REVENGED
HELLBRAISER 2693        7  6 1 OTTO'S DINER 96      LUIPADA 2721          256  JUST 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  REVENGED
NEON PLASMA 2791        0  4 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   SHEWISH GIANT         257  NONE
MAMA LLAMA 2742         3  1 0 THE COMMODORES 150   DEE GIGGLE GIRL 2772  254  REVENGED
ZIM SALA BIM 2708       4  8 0 THE COMMODORES 150   ARENAMASTER           257  NONE
DARK ACT 2717           4  6 1 THE MONSANTIS 112    SHEWISH GIANT         257  NONE
DEACON JIM 2777         2  1 0 THE OUTLAWS 7 171    AGENT ORANGE 2762     255   
REPULSIVE 2781          1  3 0 WICKED MARTYRS 148   NIGHTCLOUD 2732       256   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

B Feud Bait Hammer -- Your name is longer than my fights. -- Two-Ton Timmons

Stormclaw -- Appears you've been declawed. -- Blackjack Johnson

Krow -- Hey, you parried a third of my blows.  I guess that's good for your style.  Or 
not.  Thanks for the skills, and more importantly, the win! -- Swabbie Sam

Schendle -- You likely just sealed my fate.  Lookout DA! -- Lookout Larry

Kyburn -- Thoroughly enjoyed that fight.  Especially the result. -- Powder Monkey

Aeofel Elromai -- Sincerest apologies to you and yours.  My new weapon was a little 
too effective. -- Psycho Styx

Clara D'Anduza -- Well fought;  I will prepare better next time we dance. -- Malakai

Vlad -- Schendle will pay for that kill!  Brontay had so much promise! -- DeGotti

Den -- Calling out your alliance and alliance mates by saying they are sheep? We all 
know you guys fear my superior management! -- DeGotti

Weirdo -- Welcome to Shadowspire! -- DeGotti

Ryk the Dragon -- You got one claw shot in, and then I swabbed the decks with ya! -- 
Swabbie Sam

Warwulf -- Bring a bigger shield next time. -- Blackjack Johnson

Janna -- Wow...you lasted a long time.  Just not long enough. -- Two-Ton Timmons

Tristan -- Damn powder was wet. -- Powder Monkey

Perfect 10 Hammer -- Thanks for the win.  It keeps me out of the DA for at least one 
more turn. -- Lookout Larry

Gotterdammerung -- Wow.  Never saw that coming. -- New Plasma

Kyburn -- You're durable; I'll give you that. -- Eclipse

Jel-Boot Jack -- I don't usually get attacked by TP's.  At least, they don't usually 
take the first swing!  You're an aggressive fellow, aren't you?  Anger issues with 
mommy, perhaps? -- Malleos Primus

Chole -- You sure did! -- Celestio

P. Beggar -- C'mon!  I realize you're a 'company man', but you could've tried a little 
harder than that! -- Etheria

Master Darque -- I'm pleased you are enjoying my spotlights.  Please make allowances 
for my frequent use of figurative language. -- The Arcane Kid
*wondering if in fact imps DO have hands (as such), manicured or otherwise*

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ZIM SALA BIM was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DARK ACT was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a exciting 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
NEON PLASMA was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
MUD MUD was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
THYME LORD overpowered LUIPADA in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
BLOODY MARIA was devastated by KITTY TANTRUM in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
WYLD TURKEY was devastated by HOLLOWSOUL in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
PLAN COLUMBIA viciously subdued SWABBIE SAM in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
KROW won victory over FIREBALL in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
TWO-TON TIMMONS was savagely defeated by HORRID in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
POWDER MONKEY was savagely defeated by SHEM in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge match.
ECLIPSE was overpowered by STORMCLAW in a exciting 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LOOKOUT LARRY was handily defeated by MISFORTUNE COOKIE in a 1 minute contest.
HALFBUCK was subdued by LUXLORD BLACK in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
GOTTERDAMMERUNG overpowered GAS SPORE in a 5 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
BARSTOOL BRAD was defeated by TEMPTRESS HAMMER in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
STARSMILE was viciously subdued by B FEUD BAIT HAMMER in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
MALAKAI bested MONKEY TREE MONK in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
MALLEOS PRIMUS devastated MUTANT CAMEL in a 9 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BRACKISH overpowered SEDUCTION HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ETHERIA was handily defeated by CLARA D'ANDUZA in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
SON OF BLAGGER narrowly defeated CHOKE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
GRIZZLY REMAINS was vanquished by BLACKJACK JOHNSON in a 1 minute one-sided match.
RYK THE DRAGON was handily defeated by BLUE DRAGON in a 2 minute uneven duel.
WHITE LIGHTNING was devastated by SCHENDLE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THE EMPRESS WU was outlasted by WARWULF in a tiresome 20 minute expert's fight.
SUPERWEED overpowered GARCHOMP in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STRABO was narrowly defeated by ZAYLA in a 2 minute match.
FAST HACK 'EM 9 vanquished TRISTAN in a 1 minute uneven bout.
DRAGON SCARRED was viciously subdued by KNIFEFIST in a action packed 3 minute bout.
AGENT ORANGE handily defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JANNA vanquished ORLANDO in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fray.
COMMANDER HAMMER was demolished by HILL GIANT in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
PETRUS RIGA was overpowered by HYDRA in a 1 minute uneven bout.
NEETA demolished STORMGIRL in a 1 minute uneven contest.
NIGHTCLOUD defeated SPHINX in a 2 minute struggle.
JET-BOOT JACK subdued BLOODLUST in a 3 minute match.
ASPIRE 2B GREAT bested NALA in a 4 minute bout.
PERFECT 10 HAMMER was unbelievably bested by MELLOW JELLO in a 3 minute fight.
DESTINY subdued LITTLE HAMMER in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
PSYCHO STYX won victory over OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute bout.
TOM COLLINS was overcome by CELESTIO in a action packed 1 minute amateur's match.
SONNY CROQUETTE overpowered SUBPAR SUE in a 3 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
BROCCOLI ROB viciously subdued WYRM CRUSHER in a 2 minute novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         AIMED BLOW        31 -  23 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     14         PARRY-RIPOSTE     36 -  34 -  1      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-STRIKE      21 -  20 -  2      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY       57 -  55 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    7         STRIKING ATTACK   45 -  44 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         BASHING ATTACK    55 -  57 -  9      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         WALL OF STEEL     43 -  47 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    64 -  77 -  5      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   40 -  51 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE       26 -  34 -  2      43  |

Turn 257 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-STRIKE       3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        5 -  9         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  7     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  4         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  6                                       2  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     HOLLOWSOUL 2414            20  19  2  122 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACKJACK JOHNSON 2595     16   7  1  121 SHANGHAIED (161)
BASHING ATTACK   SUPERWEED 1675             16  12  2  114 THE MONSANTIS (112)
TOTAL PARRY      WARWULF 2580               15   8  0  103 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PLAN COLUMBIA 1612         16  15  1  100 THE MONSANTIS (112)
PARRY-LUNGE      SCHENDLE 2596              12   8  3   97 PRAY THE GODS (155)
LUNGING ATTACK   SWABBIE SAM 2632           14   5  0   86 SHANGHAIED (161)
WALL OF STEEL    KROW 2504                  19  12  0   78 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MISFORTUNE COOKIE 2783      5   0  0   48 OTTO'S DINER (96)
SLASHING ATTACK  LUIPADA 2721                7   3  2   42 DARQUE AGES (29)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JANNA 2581.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HORRID 2659.  The ten other most popular fighters were KNIFEFIST 2714, PERFECT 10 
HAMMER 462, DARK ACT 2717, STORMCLAW 2569, B FEUD BAIT HAMMER 461, BROCCOLI ROB 2810, 
SWABBIE SAM 2632, NALA 2700, DESTINY 2703, and SONNY CROQUETTE 2799.

The least popular fighter this week was MUTANT CAMEL 2678.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WARWULF 2580, WYRM CRUSHER 2814, SUBPAR SUE 2812, ASPIRE 2B 
GREAT 2750, BLOODLUST 2769, SPHINX 2755, STORMGIRL 2712, PETRUS RIGA 2786, ORLANDO 
2688, and TRISTAN 2669.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HOLLOWSOUL (81-2414) CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

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

THE EMPRESS WU (81-2164) DARQUE AGES (29)
KITTY TANTRUM (81-2241) FURRY FURY (25)
RYK THE DRAGON (81-2371) BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)