DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 03/05/2018    Duedate: 03/17/2018

DARKHOLM ARENA

DM 104    TURN 732

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 LADIES OF QU 7/1404    9    5   0 64.3      UNLIKELY HEROES 18W 97/1408
  2 SHADOWHOLD 31/1405   228  242   2 48.5    3 HIGHLANDERS 42/1341  712  873  10 44.9
    OBSIDIAN HALL 33/1370                     4 OBELISK 005 1/1409    77  106   1 42.1
    SPECTRAL STEEL 47/1386                      SAND KINGS 69/1118
    THE HOLY LEGION 10/490                      COLLEGE RADIO 51/1365
    BLOODHAMMER CLAN 82/1387                    HOUSE OF PANCAKES 5/1410
    MYTHICAL KNIGHTS 60/1384                  5 ARROGANCE 18/732    1624 2875  27 36.1
    GRIZZLED VETERANS 40/1378                   THE LADY'S LIST 6/917

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Hullo!

Today we saw 12 fights.  There were 4 challenges, no avoids, no deaths, and 4 stand-
ins (or 3 stand-ins, rather, because the Blind Beggar fought twice, winning both 
times; I think he cheated somehow).  And it's raining again.

DIGITALIS (33-6862) (45-60-1,218) of OBSIDIAN HALL challenged PELIS THE TRUE (42-3469) 
(88-125-1,198) of HIGHLANDERS.  DIGITALIS bested PELIS THE TRUE in a crowd pleasing 3 
minute Challenge fight.  I'm sorry to note that the guild including Mythical Knights 
is rather limited in who they can challenge, because they are the most numerous group 
of fighters in Darkholm.  Certain other guilds might be finding their attentions a bit 
monotonous, but it can't be helped and I do commend them for challenging.  Anyway, 
Digitalis is the top Parry-Riposte, which is a sexy style.  Pelis the True is overall 
popularity leader.

SIR YVAIN (60-9076) (26-22-2,207) of MYTHICAL KNIGHTS challenged PHILTHRY (42-2079) 
(97-92-0,182) of HIGHLANDERS.  SIR YVAIN vanquished PHILTHRY in an exciting 1 minute 
gory uneven Challenge battle.  Sir Yvain is top Slasher, while Philthry is top Parry-
Strike.

BATTLE BANSHEE (47-7979) (20-23-2,209) of SPECTRAL STEEL challenged MIKEL (6-6190) 
(93-110-3,188) of THE LADY'S LIST.  BATTLE BANSHEE vanquished MIKEL in a popular 1 
minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  The Banshee is top Striker. 

KANEN VILESTAR (31-6601) (24-12-0,191) of SHADOWHOLD challenged KILLER KARCH (69-5668) 
(20-14-2,187) of SAND KINGS.  KANEN VILESTAR was defeated by KILLER KARCH in a 1 
minute Challenge match.  Vilestar is our top Wall of Steel.

GLAMDRING (33-2328) (76-50-1,300) of OBSIDIAN HALL fought ASSUR (18-7821) (116-158-
2,202) of ARROGANCE.  GLAMDRING devastated ASSUR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-
sided Title duel.  Of course, Glamdring is still Keeper of the Runeblade and our 
highest ranked Total Parry.  Assur is top Basher.

AELFWINE (82-23244) (30-18-0,193) of BLOODHAMMER CLAN fought BLIND BEGGAR (104-26) 
(40-35-0,200).  AELFWINE was overpowered by BLIND BEGGAR in a popular 1 minute 
mismatched brawl.  Aelfwine is top Lunger and that Beggar is insufferably smug.

JHAARAN (10-2017) (28-33-2,170) of THE HOLY LEGION fought KHALHUMS DWARF (104-10) (0-
0-0,150).  JHAARAN overcame KHALHUMS DWARF in an action packed 3 minute melee.

KYLROI (40-4534) (34-18-0,151) of GRIZZLED VETERANS fought BLIND BEGGAR (104-26) (40-
35-0,200).  KYLROI was vanquished by BLIND BEGGAR in an action packed 1 minute one-
sided duel.  Good fight.  Lame ending.

SIR LUCAN (60-9077) (31-23-0,166) of MYTHICAL KNIGHTS fought LOCAL CONSTABLE (104-22) 
(0-0-0,181).  SIR LUCAN viciously subdued LOCAL CONSTABLE in a popular 5 minute brutal 
fight.  Sir Lucan is our best recognized Aimed Blow, and this turn's favorite fighter.

THE TEACH (7-6621) (31-23-3,96) of LADIES OF QUALITY fought WARRIOR WIGHT (47-7978) 
(12-7-0,43) of SPECTRAL STEEL.  THE TEACH was handily defeated by WARRIOR WIGHT in an 
exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.

MAJOR CINNAMON (97-6894) (6-6-4,28) of UNLIKELY HEROES 18W fought THE RAVEN (51-3875) 
(21-8-2,63) of COLLEGE RADIO.  MAJOR CINNAMON unbelievably bested THE RAVEN in a crowd 
pleasing 2 minute conflict.

ZYRO (33-8118) (27-29-0,53) of OBSIDIAN HALL fought GOLDEN SPIKE (1-1856) (18-17-0,80) 
of OBELISK 005.  ZYRO subdued GOLDEN SPIKE in a popular 3 minute bloody brawl.

Here's hoping the rain lets up and that you have a delightful fourteen days until we 
cross paths again.  Cheerio!

Malic of Talcama

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GLAMDRING 33-2328            77  50  1  311  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIYTYOLE ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DIGITALIS 33-6862            46  60  1  225  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SIR YVAIN 60-9076            27  22  2  218  MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)    ARADI
 BATTLE BANSHEE 47-7979       21  23  2  217  SPECTRAL STEEL (1386)      NORTH FORK

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KILLER KARCH 69-5668         21  14  2  203  SAND KINGS (1118)          CIMMERIAC
 ASSUR 18-7821               116 159  2  197  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469       88 126  1  197  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 AELFWINE 82-23244            30  19  0  187  BLOODHAMMER CLAN (1387)    DWES EG
 KANEN VILESTAR 31-6601       24  13  0  186  SHADOWHOLD (1405)          CHIMLEVTAL
 SIR LUCAN 60-9077            32  23  0  182  MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)    ARADI
 MIKEL 6-6190                 93 111  3  181  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PHILTHRY 42-2079             97  93  0  178  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 JHAARAN 10-2017              29  33  2  172  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 KYLROI 40-4534               34  19  0  155  GRIZZLED VETERANS (1378)   ZENSU

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WARRIOR WIGHT 47-7978        13   7  0   87  SPECTRAL STEEL (1386)      NORTH FORK
 ZYRO 33-8118                 28  29  0   74  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 GOLDEN SPIKE 1-1856          18  18  0   64  OBELISK 005 (1409)         MORDANT
 THE TEACH 7-6621             31  24  3   61  LADIES OF QUALITY (1404)   BONSUR
 MAJOR CINNAMON 97-6894        7   6  4   59  UNLIKELY HEROES 18W (1408) SHADOW GROVE
 THE RAVEN 51-3875            21   9  2   43  COLLEGE RADIO (1365)       TRICORUS

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Sir Yvain -- Argh.  Couldn't you teach me something, at least?  But then you are kind 
of a newb. -- Philthry

Digitalis -- That was a pretty close fight.  Congratulations on winning. -- Pelis the 
True

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DIGITALIS bested PELIS THE TRUE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.
SIR YVAIN vanquished PHILTHRY in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Challenge battle.
BATTLE BANSHEE vanquished MIKEL in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
KANEN VILESTAR was defeated by KILLER KARCH in a 1 minute Challenge match.
GLAMDRING devastated ASSUR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
AELFWINE was overpowered by BLIND BEGGAR in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
JHAARAN overcame KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute melee.
KYLROI was vanquished by BLIND BEGGAR in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
SIR LUCAN viciously subdued LOCAL CONSTABLE in a popular 5 minute brutal fight.
THE TEACH was handily defeated by WARRIOR WIGHT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
MAJOR CINNAMON unbelievably bested THE RAVEN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute conflict.
ZYRO subdued GOLDEN SPIKE in a popular 3 minute bloody brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 732 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GLAMDRING 33-2328          77  50  1  311 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DIGITALIS 33-6862          46  60  1  225 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
SLASHING ATTACK  SIR YVAIN 60-9076          27  22  2  218 MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)
STRIKING ATTACK  BATTLE BANSHEE 47-7979     21  23  2  217 SPECTRAL STEEL (1386)
BASHING ATTACK   ASSUR 18-7821             116 159  2  197 ARROGANCE (732)
LUNGING ATTACK   AELFWINE 82-23244          30  19  0  187 BLOODHAMMER CLAN (1387)
WALL OF STEEL    KANEN VILESTAR 31-6601     24  13  0  186 SHADOWHOLD (1405)
AIMED BLOW       SIR LUCAN 60-9077          32  23  0  182 MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)
PARRY-STRIKE     PHILTHRY 42-2079           97  93  0  178 HIGHLANDERS (1341)

The overall popularity leader is PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SIR LUCAN 60-9077.  The ten other most popular fighters were DIGITALIS 
33-6862, THE RAVEN 51-3875, GOLDEN SPIKE 1-1856, PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469, SIR YVAIN 
60-9076, KILLER KARCH 69-5668, WARRIOR WIGHT 47-7978, ZYRO 33-8118, BATTLE BANSHEE 
47-7979, and GLAMDRING 33-2328.

The least popular fighter this week was THE TEACH 7-6621.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KYLROI 40-4534, AELFWINE 82-23244, KANEN VILESTAR 31-6601, 
JHAARAN 10-2017, ASSUR 18-7821, MIKEL 6-6190, PHILTHRY 42-2079, MAJOR CINNAMON 
97-6894, GLAMDRING 33-2328, and BATTLE BANSHEE 47-7979.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  1 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       0  1 0  TRICORUS(51)         0  1 0  
TRANSEL(6)           0  1 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  3  0 0  ARADI(60)            2  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  ZENSU(40)            0  1 0  CIMMERIAC(69)        1  0 0  
KOLACT(10)           1  0 0  RODEKI(42)           0  2 0  DWES EG(82)          0  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          0  1 0  NORTH FORK(47)       2  0 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GOLDEN SPIKE 1-1856         18  18  0   64  OBELISK 005 (1409)         MORDANT
 MIKEL 6-6190                93 111  3  181  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 THE TEACH 7-6621            31  24  3   61  LADIES OF QUALITY (1404)   BONSUR
 JHAARAN 10-2017             29  33  2  172  THE HOLY LEGION (490)      KOLACT
 ASSUR 18-7821              116 159  2  197  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 KANEN VILESTAR 31-6601      24  13  0  186  SHADOWHOLD (1405)          CHIMLEVTAL
 GLAMDRING 33-2328           77  50  1  311  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 KYLROI 40-4534              34  19  0  155  GRIZZLED VETERANS (1378)   ZENSU
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469      88 126  1  197  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 BATTLE BANSHEE 47-7979      21  23  2  217  SPECTRAL STEEL (1386)      NORTH FORK
 THE RAVEN 51-3875           21   9  2   43  COLLEGE RADIO (1365)       TRICORUS
 SIR YVAIN 60-9076           27  22  2  218  MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)    ARADI
 KILLER KARCH 69-5668        21  14  2  203  SAND KINGS (1118)          CIMMERIAC
 AELFWINE 82-23244           30  19  0  187  BLOODHAMMER CLAN (1387)    DWES EG
 MAJOR CINNAMON 97-6894       7   6  4   59  UNLIKELY HEROES 18W (1408) SHADOW GROVE

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, one additional warrior graduated from 
regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     SEVENTH SON (1-9401) MANNEQUIN'S BEST  (537) 
                      DOMINATION (32-5232) ANGELS OF PAIN  (360) 
                      STARSCREAM (47-7419) DARQUE FORCES  (396) 
                        THE BOBSTER (82-1072) ODDITIES  (184) 
                           0001 (82-7927) JAN 2001  (1148) 
                          0004 (82-7932) JAN 2001 2  (1149) 
                     LAKES (82-22204) WAY OF THE BLADE ID  (3522) 
                      SUPPERMAN (82-48250) HUNGRY HEROES  (8107) 
                      GEMS (82-49984) 4 LETTER TREASURE  (8402) 
                 JACK MONTGOMERY (84-38004) MEDAL OF HONOR B7  (6651) 
                         SKINNER (84-46102) XCOM BETA  (7965) 
                   PEPEROMIA PIZZA (85-2352) ADD SOME FLOWER  (435) 
                  WEBBED ZOMBIE (85-4040) MOM 'N DAD ZOMBIES?  (735) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes