Date   : 02/01/2017    Duedate: 02/14/2017


DM-81    TURN-260

This Weeks Top Honors


(81-2332) [26-29-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLUE DRAGON                    MALAKAI
MONSTER MANUAL (87)            KILL EM ALL (173)
(81-2332) [26-29-0,117]        (81-2768) [6-3-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JANNA                          JANNA
PRAY THE GODS (155)            PRAY THE GODS (155)
(81-2581) [14-12-0,70]         (81-2581) [14-12-0,70]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WICKED MARTYRS (148)        61
2. DARQUE AGES (29)            44      SHANGHAIED (161)
3. BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)      37      Unchartered Team
4. THE COMMODORES (150)        29
5. LAND OF PRYDAIN (175)       23      LAND OF PRYDAIN (175)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*LAND OF PRYDAIN (175)      7   3  0 70.0   1/ 2 THE COMMODORES (150)     11  4 0
 2/ 2 SHANGHAIED (161)         100  75  3 57.1   2/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)          9  6 0
 3/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      495 381 15 56.5   3- 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     8  2 1
 4- 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    691 580 19 54.4   4/ 1 OTTO'S DINER (96)         8  7 0
 5/ 6 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     213 185 10 53.5   5/14*LAND OF PRYDAIN (175)     7  3 0
 6/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)         564 493 21 53.4   6/ 6 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      7  8 1
 7/ 7 OTTO'S DINER (96)        509 470 26 52.0   7/11 FURRY FURY (25)           7  8 0
 8/ 9 THE COMMODORES (150)     177 175  6 50.3   8/ 8 AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)    7  8 0
 9/ 8 FURRY FURY (25)          432 428 21 50.2   9/13 WICKED MARTYRS (148)      7  8 0
10/10 THE MONSANTIS (112)      128 138 12 48.1  10/ 4*KILL EM ALL (173)         7  8 0
11/11 AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)    33  37  3 47.1  11/ 9 THE MONSANTIS (112)       6  3 0
12/12*KILL EM ALL (173)         21  24  2 46.7  12/12 SHANGHAIED (161)          6  4 1
13/14 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      451 544 18 45.3  13/16 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    6  6 0
14/13 PRAY THE GODS (155)      106 129  8 45.1  14/10 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       5  8 0
15/15 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   344 458 26 42.9  15/ 5 PRAY THE GODS (155)       4 10 0
16/16 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     166 232  9 41.7  16/18 INEBRIATION (27)          4 11 0
17/17 INEBRIATION (27)         139 222 13 38.5  17/15 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       3  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18/18 WARBOW (170)              21  39  1 35.0  18/17 WARBOW (170)              3 12 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                   Night-Time Drama 

     A pair of brawny scoundrels, their ringmail lightly crusted with rust, dirt, and 
showing other signs of neglect, took an aggressive stance by the stairs leading up to 
the Kid's booth.  In the night, with the eerie uncertainty of torch and lamp light, 
the naked shortswords they held in their fists were surprisingly polished and bright.  
Even in the weak light from the oil lamp and the wavering torches, a keen edge was 
     "Hold on there, buddy!  Where's yer pass?!" 
     A burly figure in a knee-length hauberk of thick, interlocking rings materialized 
at the base of the stairs.  The rings, oiled and darkened to a black sheen, worked 
with the night to hide the warrior's bulk from the casual eye.  The flickering gleam 
of torchlight reflecting off his armor revealed a fighting man whose steps were light, 
his gait smooth and effortless.
     The Arcane Kid leaned out past the thick drapes into the weak lamplight and 
gestured below to the scruffy ruffians who worked the gate security for the night 
     "It's okay.  He's with me." 
     Accordingly, the pair of hooligans shuffled back and allowed the ex-gladiator a 
wide berth as he strode by.  The warrior appeared to float up the steep stairs before 
disappearing into the inky shadows of The Kid's private booth.  
     "You're a little late," Arcane murmured.  
     "You DO remember that the gates are closed once the opening ceremony begins?" 
     "Like I care!" Havoc snorted as he reached for a tankard set out on a small table 
crammed into a corner of the dark stall.  
     "Next time ya want a private meeting, pick someplace that don't involve a 
schedule," he grumbled.  
     "I'm a busy guy." 
     The Kid's reply was drowned out as an ear-piercing fanfare resounded from below.  
A  dozen brass horns of various sizes and pitch trumpeted into the cold, smoky dark 
air.  Raucous catcalls chased a group of gladiators across the sands as they shambled 
out of a small metal door beneath them.  The gladiators lined up, shoulder-to-
shoulder, and peered up at the Duelmaster sitting in his large wooden throne above 
them.  The Duelmaster, in turn, regarded the gladiators solemnly and offered them a 
small, grim smile.  
     A tawdry brunet wench, loosely wrapped in raccoon fur, perched drunkenly on his 
knee and blew sloppy kisses to the fighters below. 
     "The Duelmasters change, but it seems that the girls are much alike," observed 
Arcane tartly. 
     "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," growled Havoc.  
     The gladiators shifted their weight, awkward and self-conscious.  The catcalls 
and jeers from the stands hid the sounds of their feet as they crunched in the sand, 
their weapons and armor clinking and rustling.  The Night Games Orator had to use a 
large megaphone, even though the night crowd was only about 30% the size of a daytime 
audience.  They were a noisy bunch.
     Once the orator was finished, a pair of gray-robed priests stepped into the arena 
from their private door.  Their faces were well hidden within the shadows of their 
cavernous hoods.  They circled the gladiators while swinging smoking bronze censers 
held by sturdy black ropes of twined hair. Their pace was slow but steady, keeping 
rhythm with their solemn chanting in a meaningless tongue. 
     "Most fighters pray to the gods of their own lands, or none.  Why do these 
priests even bother?" 
     "Kid, ya ain't got no sense of decorum."  Arcane threw a sidelong frown at Havoc. 
     "I simply wish to conclude this tiresome affair as quickly as possible."  
     The Kid waved a slender hand at the spectacle below.  "I'm certain that these men 
feel the same way about it." 
     "Huh," grunted Havoc. "No tellin' what they're thinkin' right now."  He swished 
his tankard in the general direction of the stands around them.  
     "But ya can't sell many tickets just to watch men get slaughtered.  Ya need a 
little flash, a little show." 
     Arcane shook his head in irritation and folded his hands inside his fur-lined 
robe, scowling down at the spectacle on the sands. After circling the fighters three 
times, the priests stood between the Duelmaster and the gladiators and raised their 
censors towards the bleachers.  Suddenly, they shook their censors with a roaring 
shout, which most of the audience echoed.  
     Arcane, caught off-guard, was startled.  Havoc chuckled as the priests, now 
muttering as if to themselves, half stalked, half swaggered across the arena and 
disappeared through their small, iron door in the wall beneath the Duelmaster's chair. 
     "What was THAT all about?" 
     "Just scarin' away any evil spirits that might still be lingerin' around, I 
guess," grinned Havoc.  "Can't be too careful." 
     "It's not the 'spirits' that bother me tonight," The Kid replied, nodding toward 
the far side of the arena.  Mobs of orcish-looking things had gathered in the 
Northeast bleachers and were pressing against the railing.  They began gnashing their 
fangs and clicking their long nails together while staring down at the gladiators as 
they marched about the arena in a ceremonial tribute.  A half-drunken, undecipherable 
chittering rose in volume.  The Kid shifted uneasily in his seat.  "Havoc, I've heard 
     "Yeah?"  Havoc tipped his flagon upside down and began scouring the booth with 
his eyes.  "Any more of this stuff around?" 
     "No," Arcane grimaced.  "But anyway, I have heard rumors..." 
     Havoc dropped the empty flagon onto the table and glared at the Kid.  "Yeah?"
     "Well, I've heard that sometimes, when there's a large group of fighters for the 
Dark Arena, unwanted corpses are sold as mere meat to some of the more.. brutish 
races.. of Alastari."
     Havoc's glare softened into a somber smile as he turned to watch the gladiators 
march solemnly back to their chamber underneath the stands. "Yeah, I've heard that 
too," he nodded.  
     "Hope that rumor's just an urban myth!" "You 'hope'?!" 
     "Yeah," snorted Havoc.  "I ain't in charge of nothin' down there, remember.  How 
should I know what happens with the unclaimed bodies?" 
     Arcane's reply was, once again, drowned out by a brief fanfare as the first fight 
of the night was announced.  A few shrill screams punctuated the general caterwauling, 
but it was hard to decide if they were cries of pleasure or pain. The smell of wet 
sand, freshly raked and sprinkled with cheap perfume, mingled with the smells from the 
tar-streaked torches, the lingering incense of the priests, and the bestial odors from 
the crowd. 
     "Anyways..." Havoc held his calloused palms out in a brief gesture.  "Ya didn't 
bring me all the way down here just to guess the 'specials' at Otto's Diner, am I 
right?  Ya wanted to know about Celestio and Etheria, right?" 
     Arcane shifted again in his seat.  "Yes, yes."  He rearranged his robe and 
ignored the raucous laughter spilling out from the bleachers around them. "You were to 
speak to them, then keep them under surveillance."
     "Yeah," Havoc frowned.  "Thanks for the assignment." 
     Arcane shrugged.  "You're welcome.  And?" 
     "We had our little talk.  They both say it's over." 
     "You believe them?" 
     Havoc sighed deeply and made a mournful face at the empty tankard. "It's probably 
more 'over' for her than for him, but that's usually the way it goes.  Anyways, ain't 
nothin' going on, Kid.  The pair seemed to be split up fer good." 
     "You're certain?" 
     "Yeah, well..." muttered Havoc, turning his attention to the arena as a flurry of 
empty bottles were hurled out onto the sands.
     "That's rude and unsportsmanlike," noted Arcane, his thin brows furrowing 
     "It don't happen during the fight, Kid.  Last time it did, the Duelmaster hisself 
gave the order and a half-dozen fans were perforated real good."
     The Arcane Kid smirked.  "I'd like to see that." 
     "Yeah.  Well, don't count on it.  It ain't happened in a while, but it ain't been 
forgotten, neither."
     Ragged, half-feral children scampered out onto the sands to retrieve the bottles 
and other debris as the first gladiator stepped out onto the sands.  He stood before 
his opponent and brandished his sword in a manifestation of bravado that the drunken 
fans cheered.  A wave of murmuring and sharp guttural voices heralded a flurry of 
     "Anyways, Etheria, uh -- well, she seems to have her eye on some bum outta Warbow 
-- a basher, I think." Arcane swung a hard steady gaze into Havoc's smiling eyes. 
     "You're certain of this?"  Havoc nodded.  
     "What has Celestio done?" 
     "He ain't done nothin'," replied Havoc with a dry chuckle.
     "You should follow his example, Kid." Arcane began to turn in his chair so as to 
face Havoc fully, but he paused as a deafening cheer shook the night air. 
     "That guy didn't last long," observed Havoc.  He studied the Kid as he watched 
Spymaster walking away from the body, flexing his epee in a nonchalant fashion.  "Ho 
hum; I wonder if the next guy's worth bettin' on?"
     "Really?!" Arcane glowered into Havoc's sardonic smile.  He took a deep breath to 
steady himself.  "Let's stick to business, shall we?  What do we know about Warbow?  
Or this basher?" 
     "Right now, all we know is that this is the second guy Etheria has kept company 
with in the past week." 
     "The second?!" 
     "Yeah.  Seems she has a thing for bashers.  The last guy was Choke, outta Kill Em 
     The Arcane Kid sank in his seat and drew his robe tighter around his slender 
body.  "That does not bode well," he whispered. 
     "Yeah.  Seems bashers don't last long in or outta the arena!" Havoc chuckled.  
     "Charming, but not helpful." 
     "Well, Bobbi was talkin' about fixin' up Celestio with this cousin of hers, but I 
     "Don't you DARE!" Arcane snarled.  "Leave that woman out of our business, Havoc!  
I insist!"
     "Yeah, I hear ya!  Keep your bloomers on!  Anyways, I'm pretty sure Celestio 
don't need much help with the ladies.  And he ain't hangin' around Etheria more than 
he has to for trainin'..."
     "Well, that's good," nodded Arcane uncertainly. 
     "Yeah.  Relax, Kid.  Our little bit o' family drama has wound down, so all is 
     "I wonder..." mused Arcane.  He glanced out over the sands as the last gladiator 
of the night was hurled against the wall by a maul.  The pulpy mass that was once his 
head stuck to the wooden slats even as his armored body dragged it down its surface.  
It left a bright red streak trailing all the way to the ground.  The bleachers shook 
as the fans screamed in delight.  
     "Let's just keep an eye on these two for a while longer.  I wish to be sure."
     Havoc rolled his eyes to the blackness above them.  "That's kinda sick," he 
muttered. "Yer worse than them!"

                                      SPY REPORT

     There are benefits to being the boss and calling the shots.  I get to send SYP 
reporters to various parts of Alastari to cover the games.  I can empty the office on 
a whim to get some peace and quiet, which I do often because if spy reporters are 
anything, they are chatty and distracting.  There are of course downsides, dear 
readers, the most prominent being that there is no one to fill in for you when you 
catch the stomach bug after you have cleared the office.  A lesson learned, my 
friends, a lesson learned!  Now to the fights! 
     We had a departing Duelmaster this turn, as Superweed fought his last and is 
heading to the Isle.  White Lightning challenged in hopes of taking the big chair, but 
Superweed was having no of it!  He beat White Lightning in a one-sided affair and 
leaves Shadowspire with another win.  Since the former Duelmaster could not be 
toppled, it came down to recognition points.  The title fight became a bout between 
Schendle and Blue Dragon.  It was a bit more exciting than the previous bout, but not 
by much as Blue Dragon takes the throne after a 1 minute fight!  Congrats to Blue 
Dragon, who is managed by Deep Thought.  With the throne, Blue Dragon caught the eye 
of enough Commission officials to get an invite to the Isle of the Eye.  We find 
ourselves in familiar territory again next turn!  A new warrior will sit on the mighty 
throne of Shadowspire!  Will it be by force of arms or suave maneuvering in the ranks? 
     The most avoided team belongs to DMobster.  His Wicked Martyrs were avoided by 
many teams, but the most prolific was Kill Em All.  Stumbling his way through the 
arena trying to avoid all the challenges he received, we find Tom Collins.  Though I 
believe it is unclear if they were actual challenges or just people trying to order a 
drink.  Arena life is hard, so we all need a cocktail from time to time.  It is good 
to see all the active teams in Shadowspire.  We miss Nomad this turn, which is an 
oddity since he rarely misses the fights. 
     We lost a few warriors this turn, but not any that were unexpected.  That is a 
fancy way of saying they all occurred in the Dark Arena.  While death was lax, luckily 
the teams were active in moving up and down the ranks.  Hombre and The Commodores take 
over 1st place with a 4-1-0 turn.  Darque Ages moved up from 7th with a 3-2 effort, 3 
consecutive winning turns is good enough for a 9-6-0 over 3 turns and 2nd place.  
Nomad remains in 3rd, but was inactive.  Otto's Diner fell out of the top spot to 4th 
after going 2-3-0.  Land of Prydain rounds out the top 5.  They were inactive last 
turn, but added to there stellar debut with a 3-2-0.  The biggest gain belongs to Land 
of Prydain, who moved up 9 spots.  The biggest loss of rank goes to Pray the Gods, who 
fell 10 places to 15th. 
     We bid a fond farewell to Superweed and Grizzly Remains.  Our former Duelmaster 
decided to face challengers for the throne and leaves Shadowspire with a win.  Grizzly 
Remains decided to give his new immortality a test run and challenged the Dark Arena.  
Dark Champion was not amused and killed Grizzly.  Maybe Grizzly could write a best-
selling book about the afterlife, though I suppose so many have experienced it through 
the years in Alastari, it is now old hat.  Oh well, I'm always on the lookout for the 
next big thing in literature. 
     I have managed to ink this report while staving off the infectious stomach virus 
that has been floating around the office.  If it persists, I may have to visit the 
healers for some herbs and teas.  When all else fails, I'll consort the really good 
healers that invoke magic.  Hopefully, I am on the mend, and will be back to full 
strength by next news cycle.  If not, I can just make Huard do it.  I am the boss, 
after all. 

					  -- Phineas Rannulf

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE DRAGON 2332             26  29  0   117       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODY MARIA 2536            19  15  1   105       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 WYLD TURKEY 2505             16  20  2   100       INEBRIATION (27)
-STORMCLAW 2569               16  12  1    95       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 WARWULF 2580                 17   9  0    94       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SWABBIE SAM 2632             15   6  0    93       SHANGHAIED (161)
 WHITE LIGHTNING 2486         20  18  2    92       INEBRIATION (27)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRISTAN 2669                 11   7  1    90       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SCHENDLE 2596                12  11  3    88       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 THYME LORD 2752               7   3  0    85       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 PLAN COLUMBIA 1612           17  16  1    84       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 MUTANT CAMEL 2678            11   8  0    78       THE COMMODORES (150)
 GARCHOMP 2470                16  14  0    77       FURRY FURY (25)
 KROW 2504                    19  14  0    71       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 JANNA 2581                   14  12  0    70       PRAY THE GODS (155)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAST HACK 'EM 9 2653         11  10  0    70       THE COMMODORES (150)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONKEY TREE MONK 2652         5   6  0    66       FURRY FURY (25)
 LUXLORD BLACK 2608           12  14  1    63       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 STRABO 2689                  10   7  0    62       DARQUE AGES (29)
 PETRUS RIGA 2786              5   2  0    61       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MALLEOS PRIMUS 2764           6   3  0    58       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578         15  12  0    57       SHANGHAIED (161)
 ZAYLA 2695                   10   4  0    57       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORRID 2659                  11   9  0    56       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 LUIPADA 2721                  9   4  2    56       DARQUE AGES (29)
 AGENT ORANGE 2762             6   2  2    56       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 POWDER MONKEY 2683            9   7  0    53       SHANGHAIED (161)
-DRAGON SCARRED 2644          13   7  0    52       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ECLIPSE 2565                 13   8  0    47       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 PERFECT 10 HAMMER 462         8   6  0    46       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 DESTINY 2703                  9   6  0    44       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 NEETA 2702                    7   7  0    44       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 SHEM 2719                     7   6  1    43       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 MISFORTUNE COOKIE 2783        6   2  0    43       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 HILL GIANT 2694               7   9  0    40       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 JET-BOOT JACK 2741            9   1  0    39       THE COMMODORES (150)
-ORLANDO 2688                  7   7  0    38       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 TEMPTRESS HAMMER 460          5   9  0    37       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
-WYRM CRUSHER 2814             2   1  0    34       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLARA D'ANDUZA 2780           6   2  0    33       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SEDUCTION HAMMER 458          5   9  1    33       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 B FEUD BAIT HAMMER 461        7   7  1    32       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 MALAKAI 2768                  6   3  0    32       KILL EM ALL (173)
 COMMANDER HAMMER 459          8   6  1    31       AAARRGH 2 HAMMERZ (61)
 BARSTOOL BRAD 2706            7   8  1    30       INEBRIATION (27)
 STORMGIRL 2712                3   9  0    30       WARBOW (170)
 NIGHTCLOUD 2732               5   5  1    29       WARBOW (170)
 MELLOW JELLO 2784             7   1  0    28       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 KNIFEFIST 2714                4   8  0    25       WARBOW (170)
 BRACKISH 2782                 3   5  0    25       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 HYDRA 2753                    4   5  0    24       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 STARSMILE 2731                3   7  0    24       WARBOW (170)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALFBUCK 2710                 4   8  0    22       WARBOW (170)
 SONNY CROQUETTE 2799          4   1  0    21       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SAMMY LIGHTFOOT 2834          2   0  0    21       THE COMMODORES (150)
 TARAN 2817                    1   1  0    21       LAND OF PRYDAIN (175)
 GOTTERDAMMERUNG 2787          6   1  0    20       KILL EM ALL (173)
 SPHINX 2755                   4   5  1    19       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ARAWN 2820                    2   0  0    19       LAND OF PRYDAIN (175)
 PSYCHO STYX 2771              4   5  1    18       KILL EM ALL (173)
 SUBPAR SUE 2812               1   3  0    18       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 BLOODLUST 2769                3   6  1    16       KILL EM ALL (173)
 HEN WEN 2818                  2   0  0    16       LAND OF PRYDAIN (175)
 LITTLE HAMMER 2792            3   4  0    15       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 ASPIRE 2B GREAT 2750          3   6  0    15       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 TOMORROWLAND 2841             1   0  0    14       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 CHOKE 2767                    2   7  0    13       KILL EM ALL (173)
 BLYTHE 2829                   1   0  0    13       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 QUICK FINGERS 2837            1   0  0    13       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 TOM COLLINS 2790              2   5  1    12       INEBRIATION (27)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAS SPORE 2807                1   3  0    12       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SON OF BLAGGER 2793           3   2  0    11       THE COMMODORES (150)
 CELESTIO 2801                 3   2  0    11       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 GRIM TICKLES 2838             1   0  0    11       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 HARE DOWNER 2843              1   0  0    10       FURRY FURY (25)
 ETHERIA 2800                  2   3  0     9       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 SKY BOOM 2822                 1   2  1     9       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 BROCCOLI ROB 2810             1   3  0     6       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SILENT SPRING 2825            1   0  0     6       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 EILONWY 2821                  1   1  0     4       LAND OF PRYDAIN (175)
 GWYDION 2819                  1   1  0     4       LAND OF PRYDAIN (175)
 RIDGEBACK 2832                0   2  0     2       FURRY FURY (25)
 DAVY BONES 2842               0   1  0     1       SHANGHAIED (161)
 PALE AL 2839                  0   1  0     1       INEBRIATION (27)

'-' 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  NOT REVENGED
BRASH 2836              0  1 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    SPYMASTER             260  NONE
BRONTAY 2707            6  3 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    SCHENDLE 2596         256  REVENGED
STINK-I 2809            0  1 0 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    SKY BOOM 2822         258   
DEN'S SKILL LEVE 2835   0  1 0 DARQUE AGES 29       STONE GOLEM           260  NONE
GRIZZLY REMAINS 2459   20 11 0 FURRY FURY 25        DARK CHAMPION         260  NONE
FIREBALL 2705          10  4 0 INEBRIATION 27       TRISTAN 2669          259   
HELLBRAISER 2693        7  6 1 OTTO'S DINER 96      LUIPADA 2721          256  REVENGED
LOOKOUT LARRY 2656      9 10 1 SHANGHAIED 161       WURM KIN              260  NONE
REPULSIVE 2781          1  3 0 WICKED MARTYRS 148   NIGHTCLOUD 2732       256  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stormgirl -- MY!  You've come a long way. -- Malakai

Tom Collins -- It's funny how these things work out sometimes. -- Choke

Sky Boom -- You, however, fell to the ground like a rock from the SKY. -- 

DeGotti -- Ya don't say?  Rumor has it that they've abandoned their interest in wool 
and sheepskins to pursue softer delicates.  I will be sure to keep my watch vigilant 
with spyglass in hand as the situation unfolds. -- Weirdo

Nomad -- Thank you for the welcome, looking forward to the challenge.  Land of Prydain 
comes from the Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander, the first series of fantasy 
books I read as a kid. -- The Master, mgr of Land of Prydain

BlackHart -- Looks like your team decided to sight see with Krow last turn! -- DeGotti

White Lightning -- That was an unexpected challenge! -- Warwulf

Look at all those young bucks up in the challenger adepts and champions! Be careful 
young ones, else you could meet an untimely demise! -- Ghost of Brontay

Search the Sky -- I can't recall what Stink-I's numbers were, only that they were 
average at best.  Not a huge loss, although the replacement was horrible! -- DeGotti

Zayla -- Never bring a scimitar to a TP fight; bring a sandwich! -- Eclipse

Gotterdammerung -- Maybe I should have brough a bigger sandwich?? -- Sky Boom

Wyrm Crusher -- Your use of heavy armor compels me to speculate that your sophomoric 
strategy is to simply collapse atop your prey... Still, you moved pretty fast; I 
wasn't expecting that at all! -- Etheria

Commander Hammer -- For the record, I'm not the one who tied your sandals together! -- 

Ridgeack -- Were you even trying?  Or, were you mourning that missing 'b' in your 
name? -- Celestio

Well I have finally done it, a SZ 21 to move on to the Isle.  Grizzly was a fun hero 
of Shadowspire 11 8 21 17 10 6 11.  His faves were far from stellar, SS low low 
defense, but he performed admirably for our stable. -- Grimm

Superweed -- I thinks you and yours has finallys convinced the Grimms to alters my 
strats.  Its only tooks 29 fightsss. -- Garchomp

Celestio -- What a terrible welcoming to Shadowspire.  Sheesh, if that keeps up Grimm 
has some idea of Dark Arena he is fascinated with. -- Ridgeback

All -- It appears my warriors were shanghaied by the infamous USPS on their way to the 
arena.  My apologies for not fighting last turn. -- BlackHart

Vlad -- Part of the pledge is that you must run a team in Shadowspire in order to spew 
your garbage in the PA's.  Since you don't have a team, you cannot talk here.  So, 
leave before I use my razor sharp wit to embarrass you in front of the rest of these 
idiots. -- Den
P.S.  I believe I am the only remaining active manager of the Player Committee, and I 
notified myself, so I was within the pledge.

Womanta -- You signed a pledge to fight here that noted you would fight all 5 members 
of your team.  You have not, so as an acting member of the Player Committee for 
Shadowspire, I must ask you to fight your entire team or notify me of the reason why 
you think you are special.  Many thanks. -- Den

DeGotti -- Amongst your many other failings, you are not heeding to the Shadowspire 
pledge of fighting your entire team.  Please do so, I hate to turn up the heat on you, 
and besides, do you want to be associated with Womanta? -- Den

The Master -- Really?  What are you the master of?  I hear when you go fishing you are 
super good at putting the bait on the hook.  Hmmm....I think I figured out your 
manager name. -- Den
P.S.  The Prydain chronicles are a great read, for those with a below average reading 

Hammer -- Nobody wants to be your partner, that is why you are alone. -- Den

Shadowspire -- I'm not sure you watched the fights carefully last week, but I 
certainly did.  So closely in fact that I saw DeGotti's Cult of Bacchus go 1-2.  We 
already talked to him about his lack of honoring the pledge (for about the fourth time 
in the last year), so if he has any integrity left we will get to see him go 1-4 next 
week.  Yippee!  Well, the Wicked Martyrs went 1-4, big deal, nobody knows who that is 
anyway.  Pray the Gods needs to either pray harder or get a whole new set of Gods as 
their 1-4 looked ugly.  Keep it up and you will be ranked below me!  Keeping an eye on 
the bottom is Warbow, and his consistent 1-4's will keep him there.  I'm heading to 
the arena early next week so I can watch the fights in more detail, and then I can 
tell you about them as well. -- Den

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRIZZLY REMAINS was barely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
LOOKOUT LARRY was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DEN'S SKILL LEVEL was easily killed by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BRASH was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
WHITE LIGHTNING was devastated by SUPERWEED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SWABBIE SAM overpowered KROW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SCHENDLE was bested by BLUE DRAGON in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
MUTANT CAMEL luckily beat JANNA in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory Challenge brawl.
AGENT ORANGE was handily defeated by THYME LORD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SHEM was viciously subdued by HORRID in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
HILL GIANT was unbelievably bested by MALLEOS PRIMUS in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
POWDER MONKEY defeated NEETA in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.
LUXLORD BLACK handily defeated TEMPTRESS HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
STARSMILE was outlasted by ECLIPSE in a unpopular 17 minute Challenge competition.
KNIFEFIST was devastated by PERFECT 10 HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
BARSTOOL BRAD was viciously subdued by JET-BOOT JACK in a 10 minute Challenge bout.
HALFBUCK was handily defeated by LUIPADA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PSYCHO STYX was defeated by TARAN in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
CLARA D'ANDUZA won victory over SONNY CROQUETTE in a 4 minute Challenge fray.
GOTTERDAMMERUNG outlasted TOM COLLINS in a unpopular 13 minute Challenge brawl.
LITTLE HAMMER bested ETHERIA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BLOODLUST was overpowered by SEDUCTION HAMMER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CHOKE was defeated by SAMMY LIGHTFOOT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge conflict.
GWYDION was devastated by BRACKISH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
CELESTIO was vanquished by NIGHTCLOUD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ARAWN overcame ASPIRE 2B GREAT in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
PLAN COLUMBIA was handily defeated by BLOODY MARIA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
GARCHOMP was overpowered by WYLD TURKEY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WARWULF overpowered STRABO in a popular 4 minute gory uneven fight.
TWO-TON TIMMONS was demolished by PETRUS RIGA in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MISFORTUNE COOKIE was vanquished by MONKEY TREE MONK in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
FAST HACK 'EM 9 handily defeated B FEUD BAIT HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ZAYLA won victory over STORMGIRL in a 1 minute bout.
HYDRA was overpowered by DESTINY in a 2 minute uneven fight.
COMMANDER HAMMER was overcome by MALAKAI in a 2 minute fight.
MELLOW JELLO beat SPHINX in a popular 4 minute match.
SON OF BLAGGER was luckily beaten by SUBPAR SUE in a popular 3 minute novice's bout.
GAS SPORE demolished RIDGEBACK in a 1 minute uneven contest.
BROCCOLI ROB was overpowered by BLYTHE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HEN WEN subdued SKY BOOM in a action packed 4 minute novice's struggle.
EILONWY was overpowered by TOMORROWLAND in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SILENT SPRING overcame DAVY BONES in a popular 1 minute beginner's match.
QUICK FINGERS overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRIM TICKLES overcame PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute amateur's match.
PALE AL was vanquished by HARE DOWNER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         AIMED BLOW        36 -  24 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         PARRY-RIPOSTE     42 -  30 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-STRIKE      22 -  19 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         TOTAL PARRY       65 -  61 -  2      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     38 -  40 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         STRIKING ATTACK   46 -  51 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    61 -  72 -  9      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  43 -  1      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    60 -  76 -  6      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  37 -  2      37  |

Turn 260 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

AIMED BLOW         7 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     7 -  8         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  9         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BLOODY MARIA 2536          19  15  1  105 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
TOTAL PARRY      WARWULF 2580               17   9  0   94 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
LUNGING ATTACK   SWABBIE SAM 2632           15   6  0   93 SHANGHAIED (161)
PARRY-LUNGE      SCHENDLE 2596              12  11  3   88 PRAY THE GODS (155)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PLAN COLUMBIA 1612         17  16  1   84 THE MONSANTIS (112)
WALL OF STEEL    KROW 2504                  19  14  0   71 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
STRIKING ATTACK  FAST HACK 'EM 9 2653       11  10  0   70 THE COMMODORES (150)
AIMED BLOW       PETRUS RIGA 2786            5   2  0   61 DARQUE AGES (29)
PARRY-STRIKE     MALLEOS PRIMUS 2764         6   3  0   58 SEARCH THE SKY (136)
SLASHING ATTACK  LUIPADA 2721                9   4  2   56 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 
JANNA 2581.  The ten other most popular fighters were SON OF BLAGGER 2793, SKY BOOM 
2822, NEETA 2702, SEDUCTION HAMMER 458, WARWULF 2580, STRABO 2689, SPHINX 2755, 

The least popular fighter this week was ECLIPSE 2565.  The other ten least popular 
2706, PALE AL 2839, EILONWY 2821, HEN WEN 2818, BROCCOLI ROB 2810, STORMGIRL 2712, 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


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


                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!


ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRAWN STAR 2149 (44-33-1)              0  3  0         OTTO'S DINER         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LYON BEAR 2412 (20-21-1)               0  3  0         THE COMMODORES       

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission. 

  This is just a reminder to all participants in this arena that it is a no-tourney

arena, and is therefore subject to the no-tourney rules.  The pledge all participants 
took when they entered this arena is as follows:


                               NO-TOURNEY ARENA PLEDGE

    * I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a tournament, nor 
      will I use a tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
    * I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances 
      preclude my running less than a full team, I will notify the Player Committee.
    * I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
    * I understand that any warrior that participates in a tournament or receives 
      a tournament prize shall be sent to the Dark Arena until they are dead.


Best of luck in the arena!