DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 08/10/2013    Duedate: 08/23/2013

DARKHOLM ARENA

DM 104    TURN 616

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 BRUTAL LEGIO 7/1335   40   32   0 55.6    3 JOHNS 5/927         1399 2505  24 35.8
    LEGION OF LEGEND 62/1305                    AUTHORS 21/749
  2 ILLFANG PACT 1/281   551  726   9 43.1      JUST BECAUSE 38/1151
    HIGHLANDERS 42/1341                         THE LADY'S LIST 6/917

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 733): BLACK BONKER of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 616): CUTPURSE of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 738): BRONO of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 710): GRRR of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 734): NEWLIN PARRIT of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 729): JOE WILLIAMS of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 738): MAULI LAMA of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 722): MORE MONN of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 724): R-1 of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 723): KING BEE of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 689): BUNCH OF BULLETS of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 678): KALI of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 315): PEKING DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 671): NO PAIR of DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 621): PUMA of WILDCATS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 296): DESERT PEARL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 289): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 567): SUBWAY of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 266): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 615): CRYSOPRASE of ILLFANG PACT (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 733): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 616): LOST SOULS II (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 738): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 710): THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 734): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 729): BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 738): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 722): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 724): HEAVYMETAL KIDS (Moribund, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 723): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 689): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 678): SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 315): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 671): DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 622): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 296): STEEL WOLVES 5 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 289): BEATRICE (Dante, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 567): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 266): NL CENTRAL (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 615) BRUTAL LEGION et al (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 733): BLACK BONKER of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 737): VITHAR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 709): BUNKER BILL of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 729): JOE WILLIAMS of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 737): PIRES of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 721): DEIMOON FARR of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                           HUMAN CENTIPEDE of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
                           H TO THE IZZO of JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 723): AARON of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 722): BRANDON of RANDOM CHAOS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 678): KALI of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                      Reflections by the Keeper of the Runeblade

     Hello, my... handful of fellow Darkholmers.  I fought Mikel, who was at a very
grievous experience disadvantage.  Which is practically a foregone conclusion, given
that I've stayed in this arena for... I don't even know how many years.  Maybe I
really should retire...
     On the other hand, wouldn't that mean there would be no challenges here, no
mountains to climb?  After all, Mikel did learn a skill in that fight.  Just one, but
perhaps next time he'll learn three or four.
     I'll stick around for a bit.

Crysoprase

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Hullo, beach-dwellers!

     Tsk tsk.  Fifteen fights, nine of them involving stand-in fighters.  No
challenges, no avoids.  Hoffa 5-4348 was both popular and unpopular.  Eight
individuals, or more than one-third of our participating fighters, were stylemasters.

     In our title fight, CRYSOPRASE (1-3266) (136-141-3,285) of ILLFANG PACT fought
MIKEL (6-6190) (43-43-3,183) of THE LADY'S LIST.  CRYSOPRASE bested MIKEL in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute Title fight.  She is still our top Parry-Striker.
     TOLAIS DEEPHEART (42-1620) (136-147-0,216) of HIGHLANDERS fought MARK (5-4088)
(66-153-3,210) of JOHNS.  TOLAIS DEEPHEART was vanquished by MARK in an exciting 2
minute gory uneven battle.  Mark is top Parry-Lunger, while Ms. Deepheart is our best
Wall of Steel.
     FATALITY (7-5820) (29-14-0,199) of BRUTAL LEGION fought GAR & BRILL (38-4252)
(91-161-1,172) of JUST BECAUSE.  FATALITY vanquished GAR & BRILL in a 1 minute
mismatched brawl.  Fatality is our top Striker.
     ZAKAU (5-4623) (57-63-0,194) of JOHNS fought BLIND BEGGAR (104-26) (40-35-0,200)
of Standbys.  ZAKAU savagely defeated BLIND BEGGAR in an exciting 3 minute bloody
fight.  Zakau is our highest-rated Lunger.
     LENNON (5-4087) (45-43-2,180) of JOHNS fought PELIS THE TRUE (42-3469) (41-55-
0,166) of HIGHLANDERS.  LENNON devastated PELIS THE TRUE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute
one-sided duel.  Lennon is top Slasher, and Pelis the True is top Basher.
     MEN WORKING (38-4189) (77-239-1,177) of JUST BECAUSE fought DESIREE (104-23)
(20-15-4,150) of Standbys.  MEN WORKING was overpowered by DESIREE in a 1 minute
mismatched brawl.
     CLIVE (6-5215) (53-51-5,180) of THE LADY'S LIST fought DESIREE (104-23) (20-15-
4,150) of Standbys.  CLIVE defeated DESIREE in an action packed 1 minute melee.
     JUSTIN (6-6179) (35-54-3,152) of THE LADY'S LIST fought BLIND BEGGAR (104-26)
(40-35-0,200) of Standbys.  JUSTIN lost to BLIND BEGGAR in an action packed 2 minute
duel.
     SATCHEL (6-6215) (49-43-2,140) of THE LADY'S LIST fought DESIREE (104-23) (20-
15-4,150) of Standbys.  SATCHEL was overpowered by DESIREE in a popular 1 minute
uneven duel.
     ZEUS (62-4010) (33-12-0,138) of LEGION OF LEGEND fought ZANE GREY (21-4810) (48-
79-2,116) of AUTHORS.  ZEUS was overpowered by ZANE GREY in a popular 4 minute gory
uneven match.
     HOFFA (5-4299) (23-86-0,110) of JOHNS fought M. CHARDINEE (104-8) (0-0-0,110) of
Standbys.  HOFFA was demolished by M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute mismatched match.
     2 + 2 = 4 (38-4190) (56-160-1,100) of JUST BECAUSE fought OLD SAILMAKER (104-7)
(0-0-0,110) of Standbys.  2 + 2 = 4 viciously subdued OLD SAILMAKER in a 3 minute
brutal contest.  The equation is our best-rated Total Parry.
     ALOYICIUS (6-5045) (29-57-2,100) of THE LADY'S LIST fought INKEEPER'S SON (104-
4) (15-15-0,40) of Standbys.  ALOYICIUS was savagely defeated by INKEEPER'S SON in a
3 minute gory brawl.
     PHILTHRY (42-2079) (36-36-0,69) of HIGHLANDERS fought HOFFA (5-4348) (22-152-
0,81) of JOHNS.  PHILTHRY slimly lost to HOFFA in a 2 minute conflict.
     HOFFA (5-4622) (44-76-0,16) of JOHNS fought DEBBY TONTE (104-2) (20-30-0,30) of
Standbys.  HOFFA was savagely defeated by DEBBY TONTE in a popular 2 minute bloody
duel.

     Not much to say, was it?  I'm sorry.  This arena appears to be at a low ebb.  I
hope to see more fighters here, come the autumn, when attending the arena isn't like
exercising in a furnace.

     Until next time, cheerio!

Malic

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CRYSOPRASE 1-3266           137 141  3  287  ILLFANG PACT (281)         MORDANT

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MARK 5-4088                  67 153  3  223  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZAKAU 5-4623                 58  63     208  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 FATALITY 7-5820              30  14     202  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620    136 148     190  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 LENNON 5-4087                46  43  2  187  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 CLIVE 6-5215                 54  51  5  182  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 MIKEL 6-6190                 43  44  3  182  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252          91 162  1  173  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME
 JUSTIN 6-6179                35  55  3  164  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469       41  56     161  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 MEN WORKING 38-4189          77 240  1  155  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME
 ZANE GREY 21-4810            49  79  2  151  AUTHORS (749)              SUNSET

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SATCHEL 6-6215               49  44  2  135  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 ZEUS 62-4010                 33  13     118  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 2 + 2 = 4 38-4190            57 160  1  110  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HOFFA 5-4299                 23  87     100  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HOFFA 5-4348                 23 152      84  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 PHILTHRY 42-2079             36  37      68  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 ALOYICIUS 6-5045             29  58  2   66  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 HOFFA 5-4622                 44  77      15  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Damn straight we went eight-oh, and do we get a bonus from the boss?  No!  A kind
word in passing from Prince Malic, a prince among spy reporters, but from our boss?
Nothing!  Not even a "well done." -- Ferd the Annoyed Tower

Mark -- If you're so hot, trying wearing cooler armor.  Chainmail, maybe, the breeze
can blow right through it. -- Ferd the Tower

Zakau -- Impetuous and presumptuous and RUDE.  You lungers are all alike. -- Solacia,
not easy any way at all 

Justin -- Actually, you were voted favorite to settle a bet. -- Angry Bookie

Clive -- I kept waiting for you to do something clever, but there's a limit to my
patience. -- Shadowmane

Zane Grey and Aloyicius -- I fought TWICE (prejudice against the Chardinee Society),
and still neither of you could win?  What were you THINKING before the fight?  Not
thoughts of victory, that's for  sure. -- M. Chardinee 

Hoffa -- Thank you for not messing up my hair. -- Desiree 

2 + 2 = 4 -- No, it does NOT equal four, it equals four point oh three.  Everything
expands in the summer. -- Khalhums Dwarf

Hoffa -- Ha ha ha ha! -- Cocky Spectator

Mikel -- Sorry for those dangerous hits.  If I can persuade my manager to let me
attack some other location, I will. -- Crysoprase

Men Working -- Bad style match for you.  Of course, so is everything, really. --
Tolais Deepheart

Satchel -- Well, I didn't expect to win that one! -- Pelis the True

Hoffy 5-4348 -- Good grief!  And there went my very tenuous winning record. --
Philthry
P.S.  Yes, I'm an orc.  Yes, we're not supposed to know words like "tenuous."  But
I'm tired of faking ignorance.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRYSOPRASE bested MIKEL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title fight.
TOLAIS DEEPHEART was vanquished by MARK in a exciting 2 minute gory uneven battle.
FATALITY vanquished GAR & BRILL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ZAKAU savagely defeated BLIND BEGGAR in a exciting 3 minute bloody fight.
LENNON devastated PELIS THE TRUE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
MEN WORKING was overpowered by DESIREE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CLIVE defeated DESIREE in a action packed 1 minute melee.
JUSTIN lost to BLIND BEGGAR in a action packed 2 minute duel.
SATCHEL was overpowered by DESIREE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
ZEUS was overpowered by ZANE GREY in a popular 4 minute gory uneven match.
HOFFA was demolished by M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute mismatched match.
2 + 2 = 4 viciously subdued OLD SAILMAKER in a 3 minute brutal contest.
ALOYICIUS was savagely defeated by INKEEPER'S SON in a 3 minute gory brawl.
PHILTHRY slimly lost to HOFFA in a 2 minute conflict.
HOFFA was savagely defeated by DEBBY TONTE in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  16 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  28 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  28 -  0      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 616 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     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     CRYSOPRASE 1-3266         137 141  3  287 ILLFANG PACT (281)
PARRY-LUNGE      MARK 5-4088                67 153  3  223 JOHNS (927)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZAKAU 5-4623               58  63  0  208 JOHNS (927)
STRIKING ATTACK  FATALITY 7-5820            30  14  0  202 BRUTAL LEGION (1335)
WALL OF STEEL    TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620  136 148  0  190 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
SLASHING ATTACK  LENNON 5-4087              46  43  2  187 JOHNS (927)
BASHING ATTACK   PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469     41  56  0  161 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
TOTAL PARRY      2 + 2 = 4 38-4190          57 160  1  110 JUST BECAUSE (1151)

The overall popularity leader is TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was ZANE GREY 21-4810.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZAKAU 
5-4623, MARK 5-4088, JUSTIN 6-6179, CRYSOPRASE 1-3266, LENNON 5-4087, CLIVE 6-5215, 
ALOYICIUS 6-5045, PHILTHRY 42-2079, ZEUS 62-4010, and HOFFA 5-4348.

The least popular fighter this week was GAR & BRILL 38-4252.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HOFFA 5-4622, HOFFA 5-4299, SATCHEL 6-6215, MEN WORKING 
38-4189, 2 + 2 = 4 38-4190, PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469, FATALITY 7-5820, TOLAIS DEEPHEART 
42-1620, MIKEL 6-6190, and HOFFA 5-4348.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  0 0  BONSUR(7)            1  0 0  RODEKI(42)           0  3 0  
KALTOS(5)            4  2 0  SUNSET(21)           1  0 0  VALAMANTIS(62)       0  1 0  
TRANSEL(6)           1  4 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        1  2 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CRYSOPRASE 1-3266          137 141  3  287  ILLFANG PACT (281)         MORDANT
 MARK 5-4088                 67 153  3  223  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 CLIVE 6-5215                54  51  5  182  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 FATALITY 7-5820             30  14  0  202  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 ZANE GREY 21-4810           49  79  2  151  AUTHORS (749)              SUNSET
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252         91 162  1  173  JUST BECAUSE (1151)        CLIFFHOME
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620   136 148  0  190  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 ZEUS 62-4010                33  13  0  118  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS