DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 07/11/2015    Duedate: 07/24/2015

DARKHOLM ARENA

DM 104    TURN 666

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 WASTELAND II 7/500  3763 2710  16 58.1      THE HOLY LEGION 10/490
  2 BRUTAL LEGIO 7/1335   82   90   0 47.7    5 JOHNS 5/927         1556 2802  27 35.7
    LEGION OF LEGEND 62/1305                    ARROGANCE 18/732
  3 HIGHLANDERS 42/1341  636  798  10 44.4      THE LADY'S LIST 6/917
  4 OBSIDIAN HA 33/1370   39   50   0 43.8

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

The stage at the haunted Eve's Palace Casino had been swept free of the inch-thick 
dust that prevailed everywhere else.  Sunlight shone through the dirty windows, making 
stretched-out rectangles of light on the floor.  Tolais Deepheart stood in the center 
of the swept spot, holding a torch above her head.  She was a Wall of Steel fighter 
with marvelous endurance; holding up the hunk of wood for however long she wished 
presented no challenge.  Firelight illuminated the cobwebs above her head, and cast 
her face in eerie relief.

She was pretty, for an orc.  Her complexion was a smooth, even parchment-yellow with a 
slight greenish tinge.  Her green eyes glittered under a rather heavy forehead.  She 
wore a green dress with deep cleavage that celebrated her voluptuous figure, and a 
slit on one side of the long skirt, revealing a smooth, strong leg.  She was wearing 
combat boots.

There was no one to hear except the ghosts of this place.  That was fine. She sang the 
blues, and ghosts loved the blues.  Ghosts WERE the blues.

Her feet began to thump out the rhythm; her hips switched with a compelling 
sensuality.  Her full red lips parted, and she began to sing.  Her resonant contralto 
rang out through the vacant spaces.

    ~Oh, I'm weary and my heart hangs low.
    ~This old heart of mine, it hangs so low.
    ~Some sumbitch hacked my chest, and I don't know
    ~How I can keep on livin' now but Sheila's spell it won't let me go.
    ~You know I don't love it, my sweet baby, no.

The ghosts had begun to gather.  They could not be seen, but there was a chill in the 
sunlit dust, and a barely audible murmur in the air.  With her free hand, the singer 
began to indicate her body parts.

    ~My head hurts where it was split open, it hurts me so.
    ~My leg aches where it was broken three fights ago.
    ~My arm still hurts from... now I don't know.
    ~And I don't care, I don't care, because
    ~My groin aches from needing you, long and slow.

After a few more verses about the pain of her profession, she let her head drop, 
magnificent chest heaving, still holding the torch aloft.

                                     *    *    *

Hello, my friends.

I've got the Runeblade here on my desk.  It's a wicked-looking weapon; a scimitar at 
the moment, black as pitch, with a strange iridescence to it when you turn it in the 
light.  It's serrated, and I am glad the Commission does not allow it to be used in 
the arena.  What horrible scars it would leave!  Even Greywand's magic can't remove 
all traces of a wound this sword would make.

I fought Glamdring.  I'm not that fast, but somehow, he wasn't able to put forth a 
defense, much less an attack.  Boy... you weren't staring at my chest, were you?  Tsk!

It would surely be nice if we had a few more fighters here, to give us some variety in 
the people we see turn after turn.  If some of you managers could bring in a few more 
gladiators, I would appreciate it.

                                          -- Tolais Deepheart

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Hullo!

It's me again, Malic.  There were eight fights, two of them involving stand-ins, which 
means fourteen gladiators took part. And there was one challenge, which doesn't always 
happen.

JHAARAN (10-2017) (18-13-1,19) of THE HOLY LEGION challenged MAN-MOUNTAIN (7-3853) 
(23-17-1,80) of WASTELAND II.  JHAARAN unbelievably bested MAN-MOUNTAIN in a crowd 
pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.  This was the only challenge fight, and it was a 
brave challenge at that.

TOLAIS DEEPHEART (42-1620) (169-165-0,241) of HIGHLANDERS fought ZAKAU (5-4623) (82-
89-0,185) of JOHNS.  TOLAIS DEEPHEART narrowly defeated ZAKAU in an exciting 3 minute 
gory Title melee.  Ms. Deepheart remains our top Wall of Steel, while Zakau is our 
premier Lunger.

ZEUS (62-4010) (58-38-0,185) of LEGION OF LEGEND fought MIKEL (6-6190) (66-71-3,188) 
of THE LADY'S LIST.  ZEUS was viciously subdued by MIKEL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute 
gory brawl.  Mikel is top Slasher, an honor he often enjoys.

STING (10-429) (31-29-2,208) of THE HOLY LEGION fought ASSUR (18-7821) (78-130-2,175) 
of ARROGANCE.  STING was overpowered by ASSUR in a 1 minute mismatched match.  Assur 
is the highest-ranked Basher.

GLAMDRING (33-2328) (42-29-1,191) of OBSIDIAN HALL fought PHILTHRY (42-2079) (66-57-
0,161) of HIGHLANDERS.  GLAMDRING bested PHILTHRY in a 2 minute duel.  Glamdring is 
top Total Parry, while Philthry is the best Parry-Strike fighter.

DIGITALIS (33-6862) (26-26-1,136) of OBSIDIAN HALL fought FATALITY (7-5820) (47-47-
0,141) of BRUTAL LEGION.  DIGITALIS was narrowly defeated by FATALITY in an exciting 4 
minute struggle.  It was a very good fight!  Digitalis is the top Parry-Riposte, while 
Fatality is top Striker.

PELIS THE TRUE (42-3469) (58-89-1,144) of HIGHLANDERS fought LAUGHING BARMAID (104-9) 
(0-0-0,170) of  .  PELIS THE TRUE was devastated by LAUGHING BARMAID in a 1 minute 
one-sided competition.  Meh.

BRUNHYLDA (33-8082) (24-12-1,62) of OBSIDIAN HALL fought INKEEPER'S SON (104-4) (15-
15-0,40) of  .  BRUNHYLDA lost to INKEEPER'S SON in an action packed 5 minute duel.  
At least it was hard-fought.

And that, my friends, is all that happened.  You might as well relax and party until 
next turn!  And I'll be right there with you.

Malic of Talcama

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620    170 165     245  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MIKEL 6-6190                 67  71  3  205  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 ASSUR 18-7821                79 130  2  199  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 GLAMDRING 33-2328            43  29  1  194  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
-RYANATOR 33-3462             42  36     193  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 ZAKAU 5-4623                 82  90     188  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 ZEUS 62-4010                 58  39     181  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STING 10-429                 31  30  2  177  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 PHILTHRY 42-2079             66  58     169  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FATALITY 7-5820              48  47     148  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469       58  90  1  141  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 DIGITALIS 33-6862            26  27  1  135  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JHAARAN 10-2017              19  13  1   61  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 BRUNHYLDA 33-8082            24  13  1   49  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 MAN-MOUNTAIN 7-3853          23  18  1   49  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Glamdring -- I have to say, you didn't put up much of a defense.  Granted, I have many 
times as many fights as you, but I did expect more. -- Tolais Deepheart

Assur -- Ow!  One hit with THAT weapon is plenty. -- Pelis the True

Fatality -- Heh.  Orcs rule, right? -- Philthry

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JHAARAN unbelievably bested MAN-MOUNTAIN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.
TOLAIS DEEPHEART narrowly defeated ZAKAU in a exciting 3 minute gory Title melee.
ZEUS was viciously subdued by MIKEL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.
STING was overpowered by ASSUR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GLAMDRING bested PHILTHRY in a 2 minute duel.
DIGITALIS was narrowly defeated by FATALITY in a exciting 4 minute struggle.
PELIS THE TRUE was devastated by LAUGHING BARMAID in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BRUNHYLDA lost to INKEEPER'S SON in a action packed 5 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  25 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    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 666 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620  170 165  0  245 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIKEL 6-6190               67  71  3  205 THE LADY'S LIST (917)
BASHING ATTACK   ASSUR 18-7821              79 130  2  199 ARROGANCE (732)
TOTAL PARRY      GLAMDRING 33-2328          43  29  1  194 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZAKAU 5-4623               82  90  0  188 JOHNS (927)
PARRY-STRIKE     PHILTHRY 42-2079           66  58  0  169 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
STRIKING ATTACK  FATALITY 7-5820            48  47  0  148 BRUTAL LEGION (1335)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DIGITALIS 33-6862          26  27  1  135 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)

The overall popularity leader is TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was MAN-MOUNTAIN 7-3853.  The ten other most popular fighters were FATALITY 
7-5820, ZAKAU 5-4623, TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620, JHAARAN 10-2017, MIKEL 6-6190, 
DIGITALIS 33-6862, BRUNHYLDA 33-8082, GLAMDRING 33-2328, PHILTHRY 42-2079, and ZEUS 
62-4010.

The least popular fighter this week was STING 10-429.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469, ASSUR 18-7821, ZEUS 62-4010, PHILTHRY 42-2079, 
GLAMDRING 33-2328, BRUNHYLDA 33-8082, DIGITALIS 33-6862, MIKEL 6-6190, JHAARAN 
10-2017, and TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620.

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

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZAKAU 5-4623                82  90  0  188  JOHNS (927)                KALTOS
 MIKEL 6-6190                67  71  3  205  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 FATALITY 7-5820             48  47  0  148  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 STING 10-429                31  30  2  177  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 ASSUR 18-7821               79 130  2  199  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 GLAMDRING 33-2328           43  29  1  194  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620   170 165  0  245  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 ZEUS 62-4010                58  39  0  181  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS