DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 12/26/2015    Duedate: 01/08/2016

DARKHOLM ARENA

DM 104    TURN 678

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 WASTELAND II 7/500  3771 2718  16 58.1    3 HIGHLANDERS 42/1341  651  819  10 44.3
  2 BLOODRIGHT 11/1377    64   73   1 46.7    4 BRUTAL LEGIO 7/1335   86  110   0 43.9
    THE GREEKS 52/1379                          LEGION OF LEGEND 62/1305
    KARAMATZOV BROS 3/1376                    5 ARROGANCE 18/732    1572 2819  27 35.8
    THE HOLY LEGION 10/490                      THE LADY'S LIST 6/917
    GRIZZLED VETERANS 40/1378

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

Hello again!

The days are getting longer again, which puts me in a better mood than I was in last 
time.  There were six fights, which could be considered something to be depressed 
about.  Anyway, the days really are getting longer.  Doesn't feel like it today 
because it rained all day.  That's good in a way because there was a slight wind, 
which means no rain made it to the arena sands, because the arena is so tall and 
narrow.  If we even had spectators, they would have avoided the rainy side of the 
stands.

I fought Phantasie.  She's new, and has a winning record.  Maybe she won't be here 
more than one semester, eh?

With warm wishes to all, 

                                          -- Tolais Deepheart

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Hullo!  Season's Greetings!

Malic here, of course.  I was just polishing off the eggnog, which needs to be gone 
before the end of Boxing Day.  Somehow I feel it isn't quite polite to give leftovers 
to the poor anyway, but in the case of eggnog it's obviously bad.  So, finishing it 
off:  nobless oblige.

There were six fights, same as last time.  And here they are:

MAN-MOUNTAIN (7-3853) (29-23-1,100) of WASTELAND II challenged PELIS THE TRUE (42-
3469) (60-99-1,139) of HIGHLANDERS.  MAN-MOUNTAIN devastated PELIS THE TRUE in a 1 
minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Mismatched, indeed! Man-Mountain is quite 
formidable and is actually not a stylemaster.  Nor is Mr. True.

TOLAIS DEEPHEART (42-1620) (177-169-0,227) of HIGHLANDERS fought STING (10-429) (40-
32-2,198) of THE HOLY LEGION.  TOLAIS DEEPHEART savagely defeated STING in an exciting 
3 minute gory Title melee.  Top Wall of Steel, is Ms. Deepheart.

PHILTHRY (42-2079) (71-64-0,190) of HIGHLANDERS fought PHANTASIE (11-2330) (66-52-
2,193) of BLOODRIGHT.  PHILTHRY was vanquished by PHANTASIE in a popular 1 minute 
mismatched brawl.  I believe Ms. Deepheart wanted to introduce her brother Phil to the 
new contestant, Phantasie.  Well, now they've met.  Phantasie is top Lunger and 
Philthry is top Parry-Strike.

MIKEL (6-6190) (70-79-3,177) of THE LADY'S LIST fought ZEUS (62-4010) (59-49-0,180) of 
LEGION OF LEGEND.  MIKEL savagely defeated ZEUS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody 
match.  Mikel is our top Slasher.

FATALITY (7-5820) (51-55-0,158) of BRUTAL LEGION fought ASSUR (18-7821) (85-135-2,179) 
of ARROGANCE.  FATALITY was vanquished by ASSUR in an exciting 1 minute bloody 
mismatched fight.  Top Basher, top Striker.

KYLROI (40-4534) (19-3-0,75) of GRIZZLED VETERANS fought COCKY SPECTATOR (104-3) (0-0-
0,0) of  .  KYLROI overcame COCKY SPECTATOR in an action packed 1 minute fight.  
Kylroi is our top Aimed Blow, and Cocky Spectator was our only stand-in this turn.

Hmm.  Is that all I have?  *searches notes*  Yes.  Fare thee well, then, for another 
fortnight.

Malic of Talcama

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620    178 169     238  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PHANTASIE 11-2330            67  52  2  207  BLOODRIGHT (1377)          ARUAK CITY
 STING 10-429                 40  33  2  199  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 MIKEL 6-6190                 71  79  3  192  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 ASSUR 18-7821                86 135  2  185  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 PHILTHRY 42-2079             71  65     185  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZEUS 62-4010                 59  50     174  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS
 FATALITY 7-5820              51  56     153  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MAN-MOUNTAIN 7-3853          30  23  1  133  WASTELAND II (500)         BONSUR
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469       60 100  1  112  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KYLROI 40-4534               20   3      77  GRIZZLED VETERANS (1378)   ZENSU

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Malic -- Just checking in. Very cozy here, which is okay for some, but not all. FYI, 
Man-Mountain will be running here for a long time (until everyone is crushed beneath 
his fist), so at least you have that to look forward to. :) -- TMM

Phantasie -- That was a verbal feint, when you hit me on the arm and I said I didn't 
think I could go on.  Did you see how it lured you into a big old lunge.  Still, that 
train you got will help you a lot.  I wish you a joyous year's turning and good 
fortune in your future endeavors.  Actually, if you'd like to come over for a year's 
end celebration, I'll introduce you to my brother.  He's an orc, you know, and it's 
said that orcs make great dates. -- Tolais Deepheart

Fatality -- Sorry about the bathtub thing.  I don't know what comes over me sometimes. 
-- Philthry

Assur -- Holy cow!  How much damage do you DO with that thing? -- Pelis the True

For your Yuletide bloodletting pleasure, sung to the tune of "Winter Wonderland."

                          Slay bells ring, are ya listenin'?
                        Beneath the moon, blood is glistenin'!
                         A grisly sight, we're happy tonight,
                         Watchin' all the Dark Arena fights!

                       In the daytime we can catch the action,
                         as the Duelmaster defends his crown!
                         All the criticals and bloody drama,
                     and if you're nasty you can challenge down!

                              Later on, by tavern fire,
                             managers, they'll conspire,
                        to face unafraid, the challenges made,
                            Duelin' in that Alastari land!

Wishing all good D2 managers a Happy Holidays!

                                          -- Stik and Grim Fandango of Sunset

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAN-MOUNTAIN devastated PELIS THE TRUE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TOLAIS DEEPHEART savagely defeated STING in a exciting 3 minute gory Title melee.
PHILTHRY was vanquished by PHANTASIE in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MIKEL savagely defeated ZEUS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
FATALITY was vanquished by ASSUR in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
KYLROI overcame COCKY SPECTATOR in a action packed 1 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   6 -  0      77  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  11 -  1      35  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 678 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620  178 169  0  238 HIGHLANDERS (1341)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PHANTASIE 11-2330          67  52  2  207 BLOODRIGHT (1377)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIKEL 6-6190               71  79  3  192 THE LADY'S LIST (917)
BASHING ATTACK   ASSUR 18-7821              86 135  2  185 ARROGANCE (732)
PARRY-STRIKE     PHILTHRY 42-2079           71  65  0  185 HIGHLANDERS (1341)
STRIKING ATTACK  FATALITY 7-5820            51  56  0  153 BRUTAL LEGION (1335)
AIMED BLOW       KYLROI 40-4534             20   3  0   77 GRIZZLED VETERANS (1378)

The overall popularity leader is TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
MIKEL 6-6190, MAN-MOUNTAIN 7-3853, STING 10-429, PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469, KYLROI 
40-4534, PHANTASIE 11-2330, ZEUS 62-4010, ASSUR 18-7821, PHILTHRY 42-2079, and 
FATALITY 7-5820.

The least popular fighter this week was FATALITY 7-5820.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PHILTHRY 42-2079, ASSUR 18-7821, ZEUS 62-4010, PHANTASIE 11-2330, 
KYLROI 40-4534, PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469, STING 10-429, MAN-MOUNTAIN 7-3853, MIKEL 
6-6190, and TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TRANSEL(6)           1  0 0  ARUAK CITY(11)       1  0 0  RODEKI(42)           1  2 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  1 0  TALCAMA(18)          1  0 0  VALAMANTIS(62)       0  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           0  1 0  ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MIKEL 6-6190                71  79  3  192  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 FATALITY 7-5820             51  56  0  153  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 STING 10-429                40  33  2  199  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 PHANTASIE 11-2330           67  52  2  207  BLOODRIGHT (1377)          ARUAK CITY
 ASSUR 18-7821               86 135  2  185  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 KYLROI 40-4534              20   3  0   77  GRIZZLED VETERANS (1378)   ZENSU
 TOLAIS DEEPHEART 42-1620   178 169  0  238  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 ZEUS 62-4010                59  50  0  174  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS