DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 02/07/2015    Duedate: 02/20/2015

DARKHOLM ARENA

DM 104    TURN 655

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 THOSE WHO R 12/1352  486  192   4 71.7      LEGION OF LEGEND 62/1305
    WIDER IS BETTER 21/1369                   4 HIGHLANDERS 42/1341  623  778  10 44.5
    RIDERS OF THE HOOD 43/1361                5 OBSIDIAN HA 33/1370   18   24   0 42.9
  2-MY MAIN MEN 84/1363  249  181   3 57.9      THE HOLY LEGION 10/490
    DEALER'S CHOICE 42/1360                   6 JOHNS 5/927         1539 2791  27 35.5
    IN THE LONG RUN 84/1367                     THE LADY'S LIST 6/917
  3 BRUTAL LEGIO 7/1335   74   76   0 49.3

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

Well Malic...since you asked so nicely...

My teammate E OW Lolala (or whatever the heck is name is) is going to be
participating in the games this turn... so at the very least that is one additional
participant in Darkholm this cycle.  I believe he will be joining me on the sands for
the next few turns at the very least.  King of Darkholm... well... he's been
dethroned... as you can see ;>.  As for me... I'll be around for a LONG while.  I
really don't think anybody around here is going to beat me... so unless someone comes
to Darkholm with the specific intention of putting me down... I really doubt that I
will lose anytime in the foreseeable future.  As long as the commission (the big, bad
wolf?) doesn't come along and take me off "kicking and screaming" to Primus, I will
remain.  62-21-2: I like the looks of that.  I'd like to see if I can reach 100 wins
before taking my 26th loss.  Heck, I'd like to just get there without taking another
loss at all!  As long as that evil Dirk Cholera never rears his ugly head, I might
have a chance.

It appears that I have a real-live Challenger Champion I get to fight this upcoming
turn.  Good luck, Tolais!  You're going to need it ;>.

Now on to the most important subject: my house plants.  I have three really nice
ferns that I water every day.  Will that do, Malic?

Now I have a basket of food I need To take to my sick grandmother.  My grandma...
what big teeth you have!

Till next time, Li'l Red

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Hello there.

     Meh... once again we only saw eight fights.  Some of them were good fights, but
it was a very short session of entertainment for the spectators.  Luckily, there was
a horseshoes tournament held afterwards in the arena.  I'm happy to report that our
home team, the Lakemen, vanquished the Stableboys of West Talahya.
     Before getting into today's fights, I would like to thank Li'l Red for her
column.  My lady, as you are still the Keeper of the Runeblade, please do it again.

     LI'L RED (43-3200) (62-21-2,247) of RIDERS OF THE HOOD challenged TOLAIS
DEEPHEART (42-1620) (162-160-0,213) of HIGHLANDERS.  LI'L RED viciously subdued
TOLAIS DEEPHEART in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.  Li'l Red is still our top-
ranked Lunger, as Tolais Deepheart is top-rated Wall of Steel.
     E AHO LAULA (21-4224) (70-44-0,290) of WIDER IS BETTER challenged ZAKAU (5-4623)
(76-83-0,191) of JOHNS.  E AHO LAULA subdued ZAKAU in an exciting 1 minute Challenge
melee.  Strangely, there were no stylemasters in this fight.
     MIKEL (6-6190) (57-68-3,193) of THE LADY'S LIST fought GLAMDRING (33-2328) (37-
22-1,179) of OBSIDIAN HALL.  MIKEL defeated GLAMDRING in a crowd pleasing 2 minute
bloody duel.  Mikel is our top Slasher, and Glamdring is top Total Parry.
     WYVERN (33-2457) (30-36-0,157) of OBSIDIAN HALL fought FATALITY (7-5820) (44-38-
0,138) of BRUTAL LEGION.  WYVERN defeated FATALITY in a 2 minute fight.   Wyvern is
our highest ranked Basher, while Fatality is the premier Striker here.

     STING (10-429) (25-23-2,157) of THE HOLY LEGION fought PELIS THE TRUE (42-3469)
(55-80-1,142) of HIGHLANDERS.  STING subdued PELIS THE TRUE in a crowd pleasing 1
minute competition.  This was another fight with no stylemasters.
     PHILTHRY (42-2079) (61-50-0,168) of HIGHLANDERS fought SHEWISH GIANT (104-25)
(0-0-0,181) of The Invincibles.  PHILTHRY vanquished SHEWISH GIANT in an exciting 1
minute bloody mismatched fight.  Philthry is the highest ranked Parry-Striker.
Perhaps the only one?
     ZEUS (62-4010) (52-32-0,135) of LEGION OF LEGEND fought DIGITALIS (33-6862) (25-
21-1,97) of OBSIDIAN HALL.  ZEUS viciously subdued DIGITALIS in a dull 10 minute
gruesome fight.  And this is the third fight with no stylemasters in it!
     BRUNHYLDA (33-8082) (22-10-1,77) of OBSIDIAN HALL fought DEBBY TONTE (104-2)
(20-30-0,30) of The Invincibles.  BRUNHYLDA was viciously subdued by DEBBY TONTE in a
2 minute gruesome duel.  This amounts to four fights, half the day's events, with not
a stylemaster to be seen!

     That's all.  Don't know about the rest of you, but I'm rather enjoying the
February thaw.  We needed some sunshine, eh?

Malic of Talcama

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LI'L RED 43-3200             63  21  2  256  RIDERS OF THE HOOD (1361)  VEASTIAN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-KING OF DARKHOLM 12-4856     67  43  1  362  THOSE WHO RULE (1352)      RIZTAB
 E AHO LAULA 21-4224          71  44     293  WIDER IS BETTER (1369)     SUNSET

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620    162 161     206  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 MIKEL 6-6190                 58  68  3  205  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 ZAKAU 5-4623                 76  84     195  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
-ADOLPH EICHMANN 84-37835     34  28     187  MY MAIN MEN (1363)         BLACKSTONE
 PHILTHRY 42-2079             62  50     186  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GLAMDRING 33-2328            37  23  1  178  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
-RYANATOR 33-3462             39  36     169  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
-OMAHA 42-4796                24  12  1  163  DEALER'S CHOICE (1360)     RODEKI
 WYVERN 33-2457               31  36     161  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 STING 10-429                 26  23  2  159  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469       55  81  1  142  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 FATALITY 7-5820              44  39     139  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 ZEUS 62-4010                 53  32     137  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DIGITALIS 33-6862            25  22  1  100  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-KODICROME 84-37861           18  15  1   91  IN THE LONG RUN (1367)     BLACKSTONE

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-JHAARAN 10-2017              18  10  1   74  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 BRUNHYLDA 33-8082            22  11  1   48  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Meh.  Angry bookie, indeed.  I don't even gamble.  He was mad at someone else and
taking it out on me. -- Pelis the True

Zakau -- Hmm, that was mean of me. -- Tolais Deepheart

Wyvern -- Was I ever glad to get matched with you!  I'd been kind of worried about a
bookie who was following me around. -- Philthry

     Alfredo -- Thanks for reminding me, I might easily have forgotten, and my
     default setting is standard paragraphs. -- Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LI'L RED viciously subdued TOLAIS DEEPHEART in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
E AHO LAULA subdued ZAKAU in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
MIKEL defeated GLAMDRING in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody duel.
WYVERN defeated FATALITY in a 2 minute fight.
STING subdued PELIS THE TRUE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
PHILTHRY vanquished SHEWISH GIANT in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
ZEUS viciously subdued DIGITALIS in a dull 10 minute gruesome fight.
BRUNHYLDA was viciously subdued by DEBBY TONTE in a 2 minute gruesome duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  18 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  13 -  0      19  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 655 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       1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LI'L RED 43-3200           63  21  2  256 RIDERS OF THE HOOD (1361)
WALL OF STEEL    TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620  162 161  0  206 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIKEL 6-6190               58  68  3  205 THE LADY'S LIST (917)
PARRY-STRIKE     PHILTHRY 42-2079           62  50  0  186 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
TOTAL PARRY      GLAMDRING 33-2328          37  23  1  178 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
BASHING ATTACK   WYVERN 33-2457             31  36  0  161 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
STRIKING ATTACK  FATALITY 7-5820            44  39  0  139 BRUTAL LEGION (1335)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DIGITALIS 33-6862          25  22  1  100 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)

The overall popularity leader is TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was LI'L RED 43-3200.  The ten other most popular fighters were MIKEL 
6-6190, STING 10-429, WYVERN 33-2457, PHILTHRY 42-2079, FATALITY 7-5820, E AHO LAULA 
21-4224, ZAKAU 5-4623, GLAMDRING 33-2328, PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469, and TOLAIS 
DEEPHEART 42-1620.

The least popular fighter this week was ZEUS 62-4010.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DIGITALIS 33-6862, BRUNHYLDA 33-8082, TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620, PELIS 
THE TRUE 42-3469, GLAMDRING 33-2328, ZAKAU 5-4623, E AHO LAULA 21-4224, FATALITY 
7-5820, PHILTHRY 42-2079, and WYVERN 33-2457.

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

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZAKAU 5-4623                76  84  0  195  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 MIKEL 6-6190                58  68  3  205  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 FATALITY 7-5820             44  39  0  139  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 STING 10-429                26  23  2  159  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 E AHO LAULA 21-4224         71  44  0  293  WIDER IS BETTER (1369)     SUNSET
 GLAMDRING 33-2328           37  23  1  178  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620   162 161  0  206  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 LI'L RED 43-3200            63  21  2  256  RIDERS OF THE HOOD (1361)  VEASTIAN
 ZEUS 62-4010                53  32  0  137  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS