DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 04/04/2015    Duedate: 04/17/2015

DARKHOLM ARENA

DM 104    TURN 659

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 WIDER IS BE 21/1369  490  192   4 71.8    5 BRUTAL LEGIO 7/1335   77   81   0 48.7
  2-LEGION OF DE 62/330   59   33   2 64.1      LEGION OF LEGEND 62/1305
  3 WASTELAND II 7/500  3760 2705  16 58.2    6 HIGHLANDERS 42/1341  626  787  10 44.3
    MOTLEY CRUE 18/1343                       7 OBSIDIAN HA 33/1370   26   34   0 43.3
  4 MY MAIN MEN 84/1363  254  186   3 57.7      THE HOLY LEGION 10/490
    A PROPER SALUTE 84/1364                   8 JOHNS 5/927         1545 2793  27 35.6
    DEALER'S CHOICE 42/1360                     THE LADY'S LIST 6/917
    IN THE LONG RUN 84/1367

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Hullo!

     Spring is springing, and lines of trees in the distance appear to be shrouded in
a green haze.  The birds are coming back, including an unfortunate lady cardinal who
has become obsessed with my window.  Perhaps she's attacking her reflection?

There were eleven fights this turn, four of which involved stand-ins.  Which means we
had eighteen actual participants.  Which, in turn, probably means that everyone else
was out enjoying the spring weather.  I should say!  I'm about to go out in it,
myself.
     OMAHA (42-4796) (25-12-1,201) of DEALER'S CHOICE challenged TOLAIS DEEPHEART
(42-1620) (163-163-0,202) of HIGHLANDERS.  OMAHA was bested by TOLAIS DEEPHEART in a
crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.  Ms. Deepheart is our overall popularity
leader as well as our top-ranked Wall of Steel fighter.
     ADOLPH EICHMANN (84-37835) (34-29-0,174) of MY MAIN MEN challenged GLAMDRING
(33-2328) (39-24-1,174) of OBSIDIAN HALL.  ADOLPH EICHMANN vanquished GLAMDRING in an
exciting 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.  Mr. Eichmann is this turn's favorite.

     KODICROME (84-37861) (19-15-1,99) of IN THE LONG RUN challenged FATALITY (7-
5820) (45-41-0,138) of BRUTAL LEGION.  KODICROME vanquished FATALITY in a 2 minute
gory mismatched Challenge brawl.  Fatality is the top-ranked Striker this time
around.
     E AHO LAULA (21-4224) (74-44-0,314) of WIDER IS BETTER fought BORF (84-37868)
(31-31-0,200) of A PROPER SALUTE.  E AHO LAULA overpowered BORF in a 1 minute
mismatched Title match.  E is our Keeper of the Runeblade, of course, and top Lunger.
Borf is the top-ranked Parry-Lunger.
     NO LIMIT HOLD-EM (42-2887) (36-23-2,201) of DEALER'S CHOICE fought ZAKAU (5-
4623) (78-85-0,198) of JOHNS.  NO LIMIT HOLD-EM was devastated by ZAKAU in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.  Neither of these gentlemen is a stylemaster.
     MIKEL (6-6190) (60-69-3,181) of THE LADY'S LIST fought PHILTHRY (42-2079) (63-
52-0,177) of HIGHLANDERS.  MIKEL devastated PHILTHRY in an action packed 1 minute
one-sided competition.  Mikel is our highest-ranking Slasher and Philthry is the top
Parry-Striker.
     WYVERN (33-2457) (32-38-0,188) of OBSIDIAN HALL fought SHADOWMANE (104-28) (0-0-
0,200) of  .  WYVERN was viciously subdued by SHADOWMANE in an action packed 1 minute
gruesome duel.  Shadowmane is tough, but he's no Dirk Cholera.  Wyvern is the top
Basher.

     STING (10-429) (27-25-2,178) of THE HOLY LEGION fought PELIS THE TRUE (42-3469)
(55-84-1,123) of HIGHLANDERS.  STING defeated PELIS THE TRUE in an action packed 1
minute duel.
     ZEUS (62-4010) (54-34-0,148) of LEGION OF LEGEND fought ANGRY BOOKIE (104-11)
(15-10-0,150) of  .  ZEUS narrowly defeated ANGRY BOOKIE in a exciting 9 minute
gruesome fight.
     MAN-MOUNTAIN (7-3853) (20-12-1,59) of WASTELAND II fought BOOKIE'S GUARD (104-5)
(35-18-0,75) of  .  MAN-MOUNTAIN was overpowered by BOOKIE'S GUARD in an exciting 1
minute one-sided fight.
     CONCRETE GOD (18-6429) (20-15-0,56) of MOTLEY CRUE fought BOOKIE'S GUARD (104-5)
(35-18-0,75) of  .  CONCRETE GOD was devastated by BOOKIE'S GUARD in a 1 minute
mismatched conflict.

     And... it's time to go out and savor the soft breezes of spring.  Maybe I'll
plant something, eh?  I do have some watermelon seeds...

Malic of Talcama

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 E AHO LAULA 21-4224          75  44     324  WIDER IS BETTER (1369)     SUNSET

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-VOMARIAN FAE 62-794          43  22     221  LEGION OF DEATH (330)      VALAMANTIS
 ZAKAU 5-4623                 79  85     217  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620    164 163     215  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BORF 84-37868                31  32     198  A PROPER SALUTE (1364)     BLACKSTONE
 MIKEL 6-6190                 61  69  3  197  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 ADOLPH EICHMANN 84-37835     35  29     195  MY MAIN MEN (1363)         BLACKSTONE
 OMAHA 42-4796                25  13  1  195  DEALER'S CHOICE (1360)     RODEKI
 NO LIMIT HOLD-EM 42-2887     36  24  2  189  DEALER'S CHOICE (1360)     RODEKI
 WYVERN 33-2457               32  39     186  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STING 10-429                 28  25  2  180  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
-RYANATOR 33-3462             40  36     171  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 PHILTHRY 42-2079             63  53     168  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 GLAMDRING 33-2328            39  25  1  166  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 ZEUS 62-4010                 55  34     160  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469       55  85  1  134  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
-DIGITALIS 33-6862            26  23  1  133  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 KODICROME 84-37861           20  15  1  132  IN THE LONG RUN (1367)     BLACKSTONE
 FATALITY 7-5820              45  42     109  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-BRUNHYLDA 33-8082            23  11  1   71  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 MAN-MOUNTAIN 7-3853          20  13  1   58  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR
 CONCRETE GOD 18-6429         20  16      56  MOTLEY CRUE (1343)         TALCAMA
-JHAARAN 10-2017              18  12  1   33  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Sting -- Weren't you trying to learn skills? -- Tolais Deepheart

Digitalis -- Wait.  Did we swap styles?  Have I always been a basher?  How
disappointing! -- Pelis the True

Zeus -- You wore me out. -- Philthry

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OMAHA was bested by TOLAIS DEEPHEART in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
ADOLPH EICHMANN vanquished GLAMDRING in a exciting 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
KODICROME vanquished FATALITY in a 2 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
E AHO LAULA overpowered BORF in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
NO LIMIT HOLD-EM was devastated by ZAKAU in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
MIKEL devastated PHILTHRY in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
WYVERN was viciously subdued by SHADOWMANE in a action packed 1 minute gruesome duel.
STING defeated PELIS THE TRUE in a action packed 1 minute duel.
ZEUS narrowly defeated ANGRY BOOKIE in a exciting 9 minute gruesome fight.
MAN-MOUNTAIN was overpowered by BOOKIE'S GUARD in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
CONCRETE GOD was devastated by BOOKIE'S GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  14 -  0      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  22 -  0      15  |

Turn 659 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   E AHO LAULA 21-4224        75  44  0  324 WIDER IS BETTER (1369)
WALL OF STEEL    TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620  164 163  0  215 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
PARRY-LUNGE      BORF 84--27668             31  32  0  198 A PROPER SALUTE (1364)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIKEL 6-6190               61  69  3  197 THE LADY'S LIST (917)
AIMED BLOW       OMAHA 42-4796              25  13  1  195 DEALER'S CHOICE (1360)
BASHING ATTACK   WYVERN 33-2457             32  39  0  186 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
PARRY-STRIKE     PHILTHRY 42-2079           63  53  0  168 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
TOTAL PARRY      GLAMDRING 33-2328          39  25  1  166 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
STRIKING ATTACK  FATALITY 7-5820            45  42  0  109 BRUTAL LEGION (1335)

The overall popularity leader is TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was ADOLPH EICHMANN 84--27701.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
ZEUS 62-4010, KODICROME 84--27675, ZAKAU 5-4623, MIKEL 6-6190, STING 10-429, TOLAIS 
DEEPHEART 42-1620, PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469, OMAHA 42-4796, GLAMDRING 33-2328, and E 
AHO LAULA 21-4224.

The least popular fighter this week was CONCRETE GOD 18-6429.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BORF 84--27668, MAN-MOUNTAIN 7-3853, WYVERN 33-2457, PHILTHRY 
42-2079, NO LIMIT HOLD-EM 42-2887, FATALITY 7-5820, E AHO LAULA 21-4224, GLAMDRING 
33-2328, OMAHA 42-4796, and PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
KALTOS(5)            1  0 0  TALCAMA(18)          0  1 0  RODEKI(42)           1  4 0  
TRANSEL(6)           1  0 0  SUNSET(21)           1  0 0  VALAMANTIS(62)       1  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  2 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   0  2 0  BLACKSTONE(84)       2  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZAKAU 5-4623                79  85  0  217  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 MIKEL 6-6190                61  69  3  197  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 FATALITY 7-5820             45  42  0  109  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 STING 10-429                28  25  2  180  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 CONCRETE GOD 18-6429        20  16  0   56  MOTLEY CRUE (1343)         TALCAMA
 E AHO LAULA 21-4224         75  44  0  324  WIDER IS BETTER (1369)     SUNSET
 WYVERN 33-2457              32  39  0  186  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620   164 163  0  215  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 ZEUS 62-4010                55  34  0  160  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS
 BORF 84--27668              31  32  0  198  A PROPER SALUTE (1364)     BLACKSTONE

                   SEAM (DM 20) REOPENS AS A NEW NO-TOURNEY ARENA!

Seam (DM 20) will be re-opening soon as a no-tourney DM arena!  If you enjoy arena 
play without tournament interference, this arena is for you!  Only rookie teams may 
enter this arena, and all managers must sign the "no-tourney" pledge.  Turn 0 is due 
on May 4 (overviews only) and Turn 1 is due on May 18.  

To avoid confusion, all old inactive teams which were in Seam have travelled to 
Mazgourrah (DM 77). 

Seam is the newest arena to join the no-tourney group of arenas and will process on 
opposite weeks with Shadowspire (DM 81), the original no-tourney arena.  Other no-
tourney arenas include Telorinthe (DM 83), a slow arena, and Storm Rock (DM 107), for 
ADM warriors.  

Join in the fun!  Send in your new rollup along with the pledge soon so you can get in 
on the ground floor of this new arena!

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                               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.

                                     [Sign your name] 

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