DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 12/13/2014    Duedate: 12/26/2014

DARKHOLM ARENA

DM 104    TURN 651

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 THOSE WHO R 12/1352  477  192   4 71.3    4 BRUTAL LEGIO 7/1335   71   71   0 50.0
    WIDER IS BETTER 21/1369                     LEGION OF LEGEND 62/1305
    RIDERS OF THE HOOD 43/1361                5 HIGHLANDERS 42/1341  618  771  10 44.5
  2 MY MAIN MEN 84/1363  247  175   3 58.5    6 OBSIDIAN HA 33/1370    9   13   0 40.9
    A PROPER SALUTE 84/1364                     IRON CATHEDRAL 52/1371
    DEALER'S CHOICE 42/1360                     THE HOLY LEGION 10/490
    IN THE LONG RUN 84/1367                     STARSHIP VESSELS 60/1372
  3-THE MENTORS 10/408   155  152   4 50.5      GRIZZLED VETERANS 56/1373
    MASTERS OF MELODY 21/1346                 7 JOHNS 5/927         1536 2786  27 35.5
    THE MENTORS' TOY BOX 10/1350                THE LADY'S LIST 6/917

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

     Here I am again.  I fought Wyvern, and it was not a fair match.  But those
happen sometimes, I guess.  Anyway, soon I'll be repotting some hot chile plants.
Since the greenhouse is not staying warm enough on the really cold nights, they will
have to live in the house, under all the windows.
     We have mice.  I hate mice.  We got a cat, but she ignored the mice.  One of our
dogs enjoys eating mice, but her mousecatching techniques leave something to be
desired.  She'll corner one behind some heavy furniture and then stand there and bark
at it.  In the middle of the night.  Outside, she is a mighty mouse-hunter.  But I
don't have a problem with mice being outside.
     Speaking of wildlife, there was a big spider in the bathtub.  I always take
showers, so I just left it there for a few days, but then I started to worry that it
was going to starve or die of thirst.  So I slung a towel over the edge of the tub to
give it a way to climb out.  Now, it's gone.  And I'm worried I'll find it.  *sigh*
     Anyway, such is life.  In less than two weeks, it will be the solstice feast.
And presents.  Have you finished shopping?

With warmest best wishes, Tolais Deepheart

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Hullo!

     We saw twelve fights today.  Four of them involved stand-ins.  It's interesting,
I think, to note that Local Constable had a 1-1 record today.

     LI'L RED (43-3200) (58-21-2,212) of RIDERS OF THE HOOD challenged TOLAIS
DEEPHEART (42-1620) (160-158-0,235) of HIGHLANDERS.  LI'L RED viciously subdued
TOLAIS DEEPHEART in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.  Li'l Red is our new Keeper of
the Runeblade and top Lunger.  Ms. Deepheart remains our highest ranked Wall of
Steel.
     NO LIMIT HOLD-EM (42-2887) (35-21-2,191) of DEALER'S CHOICE challenged ZAKAU (5-
4623) (75-80-0,200) of JOHNS.  NO LIMIT HOLD-EM subdued ZAKAU in an exciting 2 minute
Challenge melee.  Mr. Hold-Em is our best Parry-Lunge this time around.
     ADOLPH EICHMANN (84-37835) (33-26-0,170) of MY MAIN MEN challenged WYVERN (33-
2457) (30-32-0,181) of OBSIDIAN HALL.  ADOLPH EICHMANN savagely defeated WYVERN in a
crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge duel.
     OMAHA (42-4796) (22-11-1,130) of DEALER'S CHOICE challenged STING (10-429) (23-
21-2,111) of THE HOLY LEGION.  OMAHA overpowered STING in a crowd pleasing 1 minute
one-sided Challenge fight.  Omaha is the top-rated Aimed Blow.
     KING OF DARKHOLM (12-4856) (64-43-1,337) of THOSE WHO RULE fought LOCAL
CONSTABLE (104-22) (0-0-0,181) of Nobody Much.  KING OF DARKHOLM devastated LOCAL
CONSTABLE in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
     E AHO LAULA (21-4224) (67-44-0,245) of WIDER IS BETTER fought SOLACIA (104-24)
(68-32-0,225) of Nobody Much.  E AHO LAULA bested SOLACIA in a popular 1 minute
competition.

     BORF (84-37868) (29-30-0,186) of A PROPER SALUTE fought MIKEL (6-6190) (56-65-
3,162) of THE LADY'S LIST.  BORF overcame MIKEL in a 2 minute melee.  Mikel is top-
ranked Slasher.
     PELIS THE TRUE (42-3469) (55-76-1,178) of HIGHLANDERS fought LOCAL CONSTABLE
(104-22) (0-0-0,181) of Nobody Much.  PELIS THE TRUE lost to LOCAL CONSTABLE in an
action packed 2 minute gory duel.
     GLAMDRING (33-2328) (35-20-1,162) of OBSIDIAN HALL fought ZEUS (62-4010) (51-29-
0,141) of LEGION OF LEGEND.  GLAMDRING vanquished ZEUS in a popular 7 minute brutal
one-sided duel.
     RYANATOR (33-3462) (36-35-0,143) of OBSIDIAN HALL fought FATALITY (7-5820) (42-
36-0,138) of BRUTAL LEGION.  RYANATOR was viciously subdued by FATALITY in a popular
4 minute brutal bout.
     PHILTHRY (42-2079) (59-48-0,128) of HIGHLANDERS fought OLD SAILMAKER (104-7) (0-
0-0,110) of Nobody Much.  PHILTHRY was subdued by OLD SAILMAKER in a crowd pleasing 2
minute bloody competition.  Despite losing to a stand-in, the orc Philthry is top-
rated Parry-Strike.
     JHAARAN (10-2017) (16-8-1,73) of THE HOLY LEGION fought KODICROME (84-37861)
(17-13-1,63) of IN THE LONG RUN.  JHAARAN luckily beat KODICROME in a crowd pleasing
4 minute gory match.

Those were the fights.  And being tired, I have nothing further to say, except:
Cheerio!

Malic of Talcama

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LI'L RED 43-3200             59  21  2  221  RIDERS OF THE HOOD (1361)  VEASTIAN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KING OF DARKHOLM 12-4856     65  43  1  345  THOSE WHO RULE (1352)      RIZTAB
 E AHO LAULA 21-4224          68  44     269  WIDER IS BETTER (1369)     SUNSET

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620    160 159     206  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 NO LIMIT HOLD-EM 42-2887     36  21  2  202  DEALER'S CHOICE (1360)     RODEKI
 ZAKAU 5-4623                 75  81     197  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 BORF 84-37868                30  30     188  A PROPER SALUTE (1364)     BLACKSTONE
 ADOLPH EICHMANN 84-37835     34  26     184  MY MAIN MEN (1363)         BLACKSTONE
 GLAMDRING 33-2328            36  20  1  181  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469       55  77  1  177  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 WYVERN 33-2457               30  33     173  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 MIKEL 6-6190                 56  66  3  164  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FATALITY 7-5820              43  36     150  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 ZEUS 62-4010                 51  30     140  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS
 RYANATOR 33-3462             36  36     138  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 OMAHA 42-4796                23  11  1  137  DEALER'S CHOICE (1360)     RODEKI
 PHILTHRY 42-2079             59  49     115  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STING 10-429                 23  22  2  109  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JHAARAN 10-2017              17   8  1   80  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
-BRUNHYLDA 33-8082            22  10  1   77  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 KODICROME 84-37861           17  14  1   66  IN THE LONG RUN (1367)     BLACKSTONE
-SWYTAI 56-4414               12   1      37  GRIZZLED VETERANS (1373)   ROCANIS

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

No-Limit Holdem overpowered Local Constable? NOW THAT'S MORE LIKE IT!!  Perhaps
somebody IS listening to me around here!  A Darkholm Champion actually drew an extra
he could beat!  Glory day!!  No Dirk Cholera!  No Ferd the Tower! HOO-RAH!! --
Alfredo Frothingslosh, advocate for "real" warriors

Tolais -- Thanks for keeping the throne warm for me; now it's time for a new King! --
L'il Red

SIT GO -- Welcome to Darkholm! -- Alfredo

Wyvern -- Oh, that was a bad match for you.  I hope you feel better. -- Tolais
Deepheart

Fatality -- That surprised me.  Were you having a very bad day? -- Pelis the True

Ryanator -- Hey, nice comeback. -- Philthry

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LI'L RED viciously subdued TOLAIS DEEPHEART in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
NO LIMIT HOLD-EM subdued ZAKAU in a exciting 2 minute Challenge melee.
ADOLPH EICHMANN savagely defeated WYVERN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge duel.
OMAHA overpowered STING in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KING OF DARKHOLM devastated LOCAL CONSTABLE in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
E AHO LAULA bested SOLACIA in a popular 1 minute competition.
BORF overcame MIKEL in a 2 minute melee.
PELIS THE TRUE lost to LOCAL CONSTABLE in a action packed 2 minute gory duel.
GLAMDRING vanquished ZEUS in a popular 7 minute brutal one-sided duel.
RYANATOR was viciously subdued by FATALITY in a popular 4 minute brutal bout.
PHILTHRY was subdued by OLD SAILMAKER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody competition.
JHAARAN luckily beat KODICROME in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  17 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  17 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  23 -  0      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  11 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 651 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         1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LI'L RED 43-3200           59  21  2  221 RIDERS OF THE HOOD (1361)
WALL OF STEEL    TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620  160 159  0  206 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
PARRY-LUNGE      NO LIMIT HOLD-EM 42-2887   36  21  2  202 DEALER'S CHOICE (1360)
TOTAL PARRY      GLAMDRING 33-2328          36  20  1  181 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
BASHING ATTACK   PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469     55  77  1  177 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIKEL 6-6190               56  66  3  164 THE LADY'S LIST (917)
STRIKING ATTACK  FATALITY 7-5820            43  36  0  150 BRUTAL LEGION (1335)
AIMED BLOW       OMAHA 42-4796              23  11  1  137 DEALER'S CHOICE (1360)
PARRY-STRIKE     PHILTHRY 42-2079           59  49  0  115 HIGHLANDERS (1341)

The overall popularity leader is TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was KODICROME 84--27675.  The ten other most popular fighters were FATALITY 
7-5820, LI'L RED 43-3200, KING OF DARKHOLM 12-4856, GLAMDRING 33-2328, ADOLPH 
EICHMANN 84--27701, PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469, ZAKAU 5-4623, JHAARAN 10-2017, NO LIMIT 
HOLD-EM 42-2887, and MIKEL 6-6190.

The least popular fighter this week was ZEUS 62-4010.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STING 10-429, PHILTHRY 42-2079, BORF 84--27668, E AHO LAULA 21-4224, 
WYVERN 33-2457, OMAHA 42-4796, TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620, RYANATOR 33-3462, MIKEL 
6-6190, and NO LIMIT HOLD-EM 42-2887.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
KALTOS(5)            0  1 0  RIZTAB(12)           1  0 0  VEASTIAN(43)         1  0 0  
TRANSEL(6)           0  1 0  SUNSET(21)           1  0 0  VALAMANTIS(62)       0  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  0 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   1  2 0  BLACKSTONE(84)       2  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           1  1 0  RODEKI(42)           2  3 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZAKAU 5-4623                75  81  0  197  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 MIKEL 6-6190                56  66  3  164  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 FATALITY 7-5820             43  36  0  150  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 STING 10-429                23  22  2  109  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 KING OF DARKHOLM 12-4856    65  43  1  345  THOSE WHO RULE (1352)      RIZTAB
 E AHO LAULA 21-4224         68  44  0  269  WIDER IS BETTER (1369)     SUNSET
 GLAMDRING 33-2328           36  20  1  181  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620   160 159  0  206  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 LI'L RED 43-3200            59  21  2  221  RIDERS OF THE HOOD (1361)  VEASTIAN
 ZEUS 62-4010                51  30  0  140  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS
 BORF 84--27668              30  30  0  188  A PROPER SALUTE (1364)     BLACKSTONE