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Date   : 04/13/2011    Duedate: 04/26/2011

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DM-101    TURN-556

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 SEA DOGS 1/1442       563  380  5 59.7      YOU PAY I SLAY 8/1500                 
    SEA DOGS 18/426                             ZOMBIE SQUAD 3 98/1498                
    DUNGEON CELL 42/1470                      3 BUMS 'R' US 60/1142    96  125  0 43.4
    DUNGEON CELL 4 82/1487                      JOYS OF BOOZE 33/1209                 
    SEA DOGS 21/1446                          4 JUST BECAUSE 38/1228  472  662 10 41.6
    DUNGEON CELL 97 82/1497                   5 CHILDREN OF  35/1415  725 1216  8 37.4
  2 SERPENTS HOL 21/1499   68   67  0 50.4    6-PHILANTHROPI 35/1374    2   16  0 11.1
    DRAGON'S GUARD V 84/1489                    PHILANTHROPISTS 81/1504               
    ZOMBIE SQUAD II II 68/1495            

    '##/###' Avoid teams by their Team Id     '-'  Team did not fight this turn

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Okay, another fight day.  I'm not going to cry in my beer here, that ruins the
beer.  It's time to bend into the job, recruit, or at least pay attention to the
gladiators we have here.  We had ten fights, only one involving a standby.  No
challenges, no avoids, or at least not enough to make anyone Most Avoided.
     Amazingly, Huw ap Huw had the greatest point gain, the age of miracles is upon
us.  He went up 22 points after defeating Prisoner R02.  R02 had the biggest drop,
and well he should after losing to Huw, down 19 points.

The fights:
     DEAD LEE (8-3142) (14-9-0,82) of YOU PAY I SLAY fought SURLY DECKHAND (21-6568)
(41-50-1,51) of SEA DOGS.  DEAD LEE savagely defeated SURLY DECKHAND in a popular 3
minute gory melee.  This is the kind of thing that makes a dead guy like me feel
proud of his, ah, existential state.  And maybe the Surly Deckhand will improve his
manners.  Or maybe not.
     MIRAGE (84-10230) (27-18-1,76) of DRAGON'S GUARD V fought HERMY (101-4) (0-0-
0,50) of the Ever Faithful.  MIRAGE vanquished HERMY in a popular 1 minute one-sided
duel.  The only standby to fight today.  Good job, Mirage.  I'm not fixing to
criticize ANYONE who showed up to fight today.
     DOMINION (98-2058) (11-17-3,46) of ZOMBIE SQUAD 3 fought PRISONER 0484 (82-
49671) (26-51-1,84) of DUNGEON CELL 97.  DOMINION was vanquished by PRISONER 0484 in
a 1 minute one-sided duel.  There's probably some hidden message here, but this is
not my day for decoding hidden messages, so you'll have to dig it out yourself.
     HUW AP HUW (35-3030) (38-110-1,119) of CHILDREN OF LLYR fought PRISONER R02 (82-
51078) (37-40-1,147) of DUNGEON CELL 4.  HUW AP HUW overcame PRISONER R02 in an
action packed 2 minute melee.  This was the big mover as regards rankings.  And,
probably, the big surprise for Huw, who is not known for the frequency with which he
wins fights.
     BUDDERCUP (60-5967) (55-63-0,180) of BUMS 'R' US fought YELLOWBEARD (18-2149)
(27-16-0,103) of SEA DOGS.  BUDDERCUP devastated YELLOWBEARD in a crowd pleasing 2
minute gory mismatched match.  Another loss for Yellowbeard, which is teammate Chatty
seems to feel is a good thing.  Don't ask me!  I may have more clues than Debby
Tonte, but that doesn't mean I have ALL the answers.

     NO CHASER (33-6490) (41-46-0,166) of JOYS OF BOOZE fought OWAIN HARLSON (35-
3130) (52-89-1,125) of CHILDREN OF LLYR.  NO CHASER devastated OWAIN HARLSON in a
popular 1 minute uneven brawl.  This made me laugh.  You may or may not know that
Owain fancies himself as a ladies' man, but can he get to first base with No?  No.
He didn't even make it up to bat.
     GAR & BRILL (38-4252) (83-150-1,190) of JUST BECAUSE fought SMOKE (68-5868) (34-
22-0,188) of ZOMBIE SQUAD II II.  GAR & BRILL was unbelievably bested by SMOKE in a
popular 9 minute brutal fight.  I believe it.  I salute it.  I get really tired of
this Gar hanging around here.  Of course, better Gar than a standby, I s'pose.
     MATH OP OWAIN (35-1418) (76-125-1,189) of CHILDREN OF LLYR fought JETSAM (1-
8172) (51-36-1,204) of SEA DOGS.  MATH OP OWAIN was defeated by JETSAM in a crowd
pleasing 5 minute duel.  Well, of course.  Math has done well overcoming the handicap
with which he began his gladiatorial career, but even so... some things are beyond
human reach.  And so they should be.
     HORTATOR (1-7791) (42-38-3,210) of SEA DOGS fought SIDEWINDER (21-6883) (24-7-
1,192) of SERPENTS HOLD.  HORTATOR demolished SIDEWINDER in a 1 minute one-sided
melee.  I've heard of people playing pipes to dominate serpents, but this is the
first instance I recall of someone beating a serpent like it was a drum.  Seems to've
worked, though.

For the title:
     CHATTY CABALIST (42-4488) (43-18-3,261) of DUNGEON CELL fought TAVIS CADFALSON
(35-1419) (62-139-3,203) of CHILDREN OF LLYR.  CHATTY CABALIST devastated TAVIS
CADFALSON in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.  Good enough, Chatty.  Write to us
again.

                                        Olaf

CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CHATTY CABALIST 42-4488     44  18  3  272  DUNGEON CELL (1470)        RODEKI

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-SPARE ANCHOR 18-9610        51  28  1  248  SEA DOGS (426)             TALCAMA
 HORTATOR 1-7791             43  38  3  227  SEA DOGS (1442)            MORDANT

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JETSAM 1-8172               52  36  1  209  SEA DOGS (1442)            MORDANT
 TAVIS CADFALSON 35-1419     62 140  3  197  CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)    MURSKA
 SMOKE 68-5868               35  22  0  197  ZOMBIE SQUAD II II (1495)  FIREHOLD
 MATH OP OWAIN 35-1418       76 126  1  194  CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)    MURSKA
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252         83 151  1  190  JUST BECAUSE (1228)        CLIFFHOME
 SIDEWINDER 21-6883          24   8  1  185  SERPENTS HOLD (1499)       SUNSET
 BUDDERCUP 60-5967           56  63  0  182  BUMS 'R' US (1142)         ARADI

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NO CHASER 33-6490           42  46  0  168  JOYS OF BOOZE (1209)       NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HUW AP HUW 35-3030          39 110  1  141  CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)    MURSKA
 PRISONER R02 82--14458      37  41  1  128  DUNGEON CELL 4 (1487)      DWES EG
 OWAIN HARLSON 35-3130       52  90  1  125  CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)    MURSKA
 YELLOWBEARD 18-2149         27  17  0  112  SEA DOGS (426)             TALCAMA

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PRISONER 0484 82--15865     27  51  1   86  DUNGEON CELL 97 (1497)     DWES EG
 DEAD LEE 8-3142             15   9  0   84  YOU PAY I SLAY (1500)      ARKERS
 MIRAGE 84-10230             28  18  1   80  DRAGON'S GUARD V (1489)    BLACKSTONE
-ONYB ENGLVAR 81-903         20  20  0   62  PHILANTHROPISTS (1504)     SHADOWSPIRE
 SURLY DECKHAND 21-6568      41  51  1   56  SEA DOGS (1446)            SUNSET
-STOWAWAY 18-9722            29  29  4   55  SEA DOGS (426)             TALCAMA
 DOMINION 98-2058            11  18  3   46  ZOMBIE SQUAD 3 (1498)      SYVYN'S HILL
-MORPHIUS 35-3471            15  17  1   39  PHILANTHROPISTS (1374)     MURSKA

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

All -- This might be too late to make the newsletter, but good luck to everyone in
the tourney!  I hope your results are good ones. -- One Armed Bandit

Chatty Cabalist -- Llyr (also Lyr, Lir, or Ler) is or possibly was a Celtic sea god,
and I'm not entirely clear whether the original use of the term "childern of Llyr"
was intended to apply only to his literal offspring, or also to those peoples or
tribes which could be said to "follow" him.  I have chosen to think of it in the
second sense, and even that is more figurative than literal, since Murska is a long
way from any sea.  So, in the game context, the Children of Llyr are a tribe or small
group of tribes of the Harkene people residing in the general area of Murska, and
Llyr could be considered their tribal deity / founding father. -- Jorja

Spare Anchor -- Ultimately, dragging you around the arena exhausted me.  But the
crowd seems to have appreciated my efforts.  Darned if I know why. -- Tavis Cadfalson

No Chaser -- But I wanted to chase you anyway.  And if the steward hadn't stepped in
when he did, I would have caught you. -- Math op Owain

Yellowbeard -- I don't know why Chatty said it was Owain that defeated you. -- Huw ap
Huw
P.S.  I needed the win a lot more than Owain did, anyway.

Prisoner R02 -- Your manager has a lot to answer for, letting all you Prisoners out.
-- Owain Harlson

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHATTY CABALIST devastated TAVIS CADFALSON in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
HORTATOR demolished SIDEWINDER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MATH OP OWAIN was defeated by JETSAM in a crowd pleasing 5 minute duel.
GAR & BRILL was unbelievably bested by SMOKE in a popular 9 minute brutal fight.
NO CHASER devastated OWAIN HARLSON in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
BUDDERCUP devastated YELLOWBEARD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory mismatched match.
HUW AP HUW overcame PRISONER R02 in a action packed 2 minute melee.
DOMINION was vanquished by PRISONER 0484 in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MIRAGE vanquished HERMY in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
DEAD LEE savagely defeated SURLY DECKHAND in a popular 3 minute gory melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   8 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW        34 -  18 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  19 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  25 -  0      34  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 556 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CHATTY CABALIST 42-4488    44  18  3  272 DUNGEON CELL (1470)
BASHING ATTACK   HORTATOR 1-7791            43  38  3  227 SEA DOGS (1442)
AIMED BLOW       JETSAM 1-8172              52  36  1  209 SEA DOGS (1442)
LUNGING ATTACK   TAVIS CADFALSON 35-1419    62 140  3  197 CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)
TOTAL PARRY      SMOKE 68-5868              35  22  0  197 ZOMBIE SQUAD II II (1495)
PARRY-STRIKE     MATH OP OWAIN 35-1418      76 126  1  194 CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)
STRIKING ATTACK  GAR & BRILL 38-4252        83 151  1  190 JUST BECAUSE (1228)
WALL OF STEEL    YELLOWBEARD 18-2149        27  17  0  112 SEA DOGS (426)
PARRY-LUNGE      DEAD LEE 8-3142            15   9  0   84 YOU PAY I SLAY (1500)

The overall popularity leader is GAR & BRILL 38-4252.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GAR & BRILL 38-4252.  The ten other most popular fighters were MATH OP OWAIN 
35-1418, SMOKE 68-5868, BUDDERCUP 60-5967, DEAD LEE 8-3142, JETSAM 1-8172, HUW AP HUW 
35-3030, NO CHASER 33-6490, MIRAGE 84-10230, CHATTY CABALIST 42-4488, and PRISONER 
0484 82--15865.

The least popular fighter this week was DOMINION 98-2058.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were OWAIN HARLSON 35-3130, SURLY DECKHAND 21-6568, YELLOWBEARD 
18-2149, SIDEWINDER 21-6883, TAVIS CADFALSON 35-1419, PRISONER R02 82--14458, 
HORTATOR 1-7791, PRISONER 0484 82--15865, CHATTY CABALIST 42-4488, and MIRAGE 
84-10230.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           2  0 0  MURSKA(35)           1  3 0  FIREHOLD(68)         1  0 0  
ARKERS(8)            1  0 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        0  1 0  DWES EG(82)          1  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          0  1 0  RODEKI(42)           1  0 0  BLACKSTONE(84)       1  0 0  
SUNSET(21)           0  2 0  ARADI(60)            1  0 0  SYVYN'S HILL(98)     0  1 0  
NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HORTATOR 1-7791             43  38  3  227  SEA DOGS (1442)            MORDANT
 DEAD LEE 8-3142             15   9  0   84  YOU PAY I SLAY (1500)      ARKERS
 YELLOWBEARD 18-2149         27  17  0  112  SEA DOGS (426)             TALCAMA
 SIDEWINDER 21-6883          24   8  1  185  SERPENTS HOLD (1499)       SUNSET
 NO CHASER 33-6490           42  46  0  168  JOYS OF BOOZE (1209)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 TAVIS CADFALSON 35-1419     62 140  3  197  CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)    MURSKA
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252         83 151  1  190  JUST BECAUSE (1228)        CLIFFHOME
 CHATTY CABALIST 42-4488     44  18  3  272  DUNGEON CELL (1470)        RODEKI
 BUDDERCUP 60-5967           56  63  0  182  BUMS 'R' US (1142)         ARADI
 SMOKE 68-5868               35  22  0  197  ZOMBIE SQUAD II II (1495)  FIREHOLD
 PRISONER R02 82--14458      37  41  1  128  DUNGEON CELL 4 (1487)      DWES EG
 MIRAGE 84-10230             28  18  1   80  DRAGON'S GUARD V (1489)    BLACKSTONE
 DOMINION 98-2058            11  18  3   46  ZOMBIE SQUAD 3 (1498)      SYVYN'S HILL