DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 06/27/2015    Duedate: 07/10/2015

DARKHOLM ARENA

DM 104    TURN 665

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1-WIDER IS BE 21/1369  493  193   4 71.9    5 OBSIDIAN HA 33/1370   37   47   0 44.0
  2 WASTELAND II 7/500  3763 2709  16 58.1      THE HOLY LEGION 10/490
  3 BRUTAL LEGIO 7/1335   81   89   0 47.6    6 JOHNS 5/927         1554 2801  27 35.7
    LEGION OF LEGEND 62/1305                    ARROGANCE 18/732
  4 HIGHLANDERS 42/1341  635  796  10 44.4      THE LADY'S LIST 6/917

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

My fellow fighters,

Here I am, not for the first time.  Wow... this arena has gone really slow, hasn't it?  
Only seven fights this past time, and one of them was with a stand-in.  I think my 
brother has a crush on Desiree.  I don't know, I think she's kind of skanky.  The 
stand-in, anyhow.  Don't tell her because she could kick my butt, just like she did to 
Philthry.

I beat Zakau, which means I owe a Keeper's column.  Not that he ever did one, that I 
can recall.  But my manager says I gotta.  So here we go.

As you can see in the newsletter, I'm a Wall of Steel fighter.  Is it my favorite 
style?  No.  But it's the one to which I am most suited, I guess.  Or was, when I 
started my career.

How strange it feels to be gladiating for a living.  You know, I thought I would be a 
nightclub singer.  Standing on a stage in a dimly lit room, crooning torchy songs.  
I'm a pretty good singer, if I say so myself.  Blues.  Sometimes I make up blues songs 
about being a gladiator.  It's a bluesy profession, really.  Blacky and bluesy.  
Sorry.  Puns are my vice.  And vices are very bluesy.

So... now I'm in the mood to write a song, and I'm going to go do that.  Later!

Tolais Deepheart

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Hullo!

I see a cloud in the west, with rain coming out of it.  More rain.  Meh!  But at least 
it's far away and there might be time for a walk.

GLAMDRING (33-2328) (42-28-1,225) of OBSIDIAN HALL challenged TOLAIS DEEPHEART (42-
1620) (168-165-0,221) of HIGHLANDERS.  GLAMDRING was devastated by TOLAIS DEEPHEART in 
a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.  So this means Ms. Deepheart remains our top Wall of 
Steel fighter and our Keeper of the Runeblade, not to mention the overall popularity 
leader.  Maybe in her next column, she'll write out one of her blues songs.

STING (10-429) (30-29-2,188) of THE HOLY LEGION challenged ZEUS (62-4010) (58-37-
0,190) of LEGION OF LEGEND.  STING viciously subdued ZEUS in a popular 2 minute 
gruesome Challenge match.  Sting is the highest-rated Lunger.

MIKEL (6-6190) (66-70-3,223) of THE LADY'S LIST fought SHEWISH GIANT (104-25) (0-0-
0,181) of  .  MIKEL was bested by SHEWISH GIANT in a popular 2 minute gory contest.  
In spite of the loss, Mikel is our best Slasher.

ZAKAU (5-4623) (82-88-0,197) of JOHNS fought RYANATOR (33-3462) (41-36-0,173) of 
OBSIDIAN HALL.  ZAKAU was luckily beaten by RYANATOR in a crowd pleasing 6 minute 
competition.  Zakau is this turn's favorite, perhaps because the fight was so long and 
some people may have thought he was scummed.  Ryanator is our best Total Parry today.

ASSUR (18-7821) (77-130-2,170) of ARROGANCE fought PELIS THE TRUE (42-3469) (58-88-
1,148) of HIGHLANDERS.  ASSUR overpowered PELIS THE TRUE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute 
one-sided struggle.  Assur is the top-ranked Basher.

FATALITY (7-5820) (47-46-0,169) of BRUTAL LEGION fought PHILTHRY (42-2079) (65-57-
0,129) of HIGHLANDERS.  FATALITY was handily defeated by PHILTHRY in an action packed 
1 minute uneven fight.  Fatality is top Striker, Philthry is top Parry-Striker, and 
Fatality was voted this turn's least favorite fighter.  Really -- with so few fights, 
I'd think we could dispense with that distinction.

DIGITALIS (33-6862) (26-25-1,137) of OBSIDIAN HALL fought KHALHUMS DWARF (104-10) (0-
0-0,150) of  .  DIGITALIS lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute duel.  The stand-ins 
went 2-0 today.  Digitalis is the top Parry-Riposte.  It's a tough style to master.

MAN-MOUNTAIN (7-3853) (22-17-1,54) of WASTELAND II fought BRUNHYLDA (33-8082) (24-11-
1,75) of OBSIDIAN HALL.  MAN-MOUNTAIN viciously subdued BRUNHYLDA in an action packed 
2 minute gruesome fight.  Neither one of these fighters is a stylemaster.  Strange!

With a hearty cheerio to you all,

Malic of Talcama, setting out for a walk

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620    169 165     241  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STING 10-429                 31  29  2  208  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
-E AHO LAULA 21-4224          79  45     194  WIDER IS BETTER (1369)     SUNSET
 RYANATOR 33-3462             42  36     193  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 GLAMDRING 33-2328            42  29  1  191  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 MIKEL 6-6190                 66  71  3  188  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 ZAKAU 5-4623                 82  89     185  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 ZEUS 62-4010                 58  38     185  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS
-WYVERN 33-2457               34  42     184  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ASSUR 18-7821                78 130  2  175  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 PHILTHRY 42-2079             66  57     161  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469       58  89  1  144  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 FATALITY 7-5820              47  47     141  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 DIGITALIS 33-6862            26  26  1  136  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MAN-MOUNTAIN 7-3853          23  17  1   80  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR
 BRUNHYLDA 33-8082            24  12  1   62  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
-JHAARAN 10-2017              18  13  1   19  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

Zakau -- It was close, wasn't it?  Good fight. -- Tolais Deepheart

Assur -- Well, breathing was hard for a few days after you put that beating on me.  I 
can't honestly call it a fight, since I wasn't able to lift my weapon to fight back. 
Anyway, it was a worthy win for you. -- Pelis the True

Desiree -- Ootch!  You stand-in fighters really are tough here. -- Philthry

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GLAMDRING was devastated by TOLAIS DEEPHEART in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
STING viciously subdued ZEUS in a popular 2 minute gruesome Challenge match.
MIKEL was bested by SHEWISH GIANT in a popular 2 minute gory contest.
ZAKAU was luckily beaten by RYANATOR in a crowd pleasing 6 minute competition.
ASSUR overpowered PELIS THE TRUE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
FATALITY was handily defeated by PHILTHRY in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
DIGITALIS lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute duel.
MAN-MOUNTAIN viciously subdued BRUNHYLDA in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  12 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  24 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 665 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         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620  169 165  0  241 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
LUNGING ATTACK   STING 10-429               31  29  2  208 THE HOLY LEGION (490)
TOTAL PARRY      RYANATOR 33-3462           42  36  0  193 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIKEL 6-6190               66  71  3  188 THE LADY'S LIST (917)
BASHING ATTACK   ASSUR 18-7821              78 130  2  175 ARROGANCE (732)
PARRY-STRIKE     PHILTHRY 42-2079           66  57  0  161 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
STRIKING ATTACK  FATALITY 7-5820            47  47  0  141 BRUTAL LEGION (1335)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DIGITALIS 33-6862          26  26  1  136 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)

The overall popularity leader is TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was ZAKAU 5-4623.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAN-MOUNTAIN 
7-3853, STING 10-429, MIKEL 6-6190, TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620, RYANATOR 33-3462, 
BRUNHYLDA 33-8082, DIGITALIS 33-6862, ASSUR 18-7821, PHILTHRY 42-2079, and GLAMDRING 
33-2328.

The least popular fighter this week was FATALITY 7-5820.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469, ZEUS 62-4010, GLAMDRING 33-2328, PHILTHRY 
42-2079, ASSUR 18-7821, DIGITALIS 33-6862, BRUNHYLDA 33-8082, RYANATOR 33-3462, 
TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620, and MIKEL 6-6190.

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)           2  1 0  
TRANSEL(6)           0  1 0  TALCAMA(18)          1  0 0  VALAMANTIS(62)       0  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   1  3 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZAKAU 5-4623                82  89  0  185  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 MIKEL 6-6190                66  71  3  188  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 FATALITY 7-5820             47  47  0  141  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 STING 10-429                31  29  2  208  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 ASSUR 18-7821               78 130  2  175  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 RYANATOR 33-3462            42  36  0  193  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620   169 165  0  241  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 ZEUS 62-4010                58  38  0  185  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS