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Date   : 10/11/2011    Duedate: 10/24/2011

STORM ROCK ARENA

DM 107    TURN 6

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 FUCHI OWNED 81/346     5    2   0 71.4      DUNGEON CELL 42/347
  2 END 13/298            15    7   1 68.2    6-FEFF-M 106 43/344      3    3   0 50.0
    SHEPHERDS 18/359                            AMERICAN MUSCLE 81/345
    NEXT GENERATION 58/368                    7-DARQUE AGES 81/335     6    7   0 46.2
    BASHAHOLICS ANON 59/375                     DARQUE FORCES 31/318
    FOUND IN THE SAND 32/360                    DARQUE FORCES 45/348
    GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS 65/361                 DARQUE FORCES II 50/373
  3 COLOR ME SUA 42/365   27   14   0 65.9      IMPROVED ILLUSION 59/349
    CENTER FOR OLDS 18/364                    8 OF WOLF AND  81/343   11   14   0 44.0
  4-BLACKMAIL 73/353      12   10   0 54.5    9 MID EARTH 29/316       9   12   0 42.9
    BLOOD SUCKERS 5/350                         YAMA BUSHI 30/317
    ALL-STAR NANA'S 67/357                      CLAN LONGBEARD 81/374
    KIWI CONNECTION 39/352                   10-VIKINGS 10/355         7   12   0 36.8
    THE FAMILY TREE 73/358                      SENTINELS 7/354
    ALL THE MUN'S MEN 14/356                    NOMADIC TRIBE 21/310
    BASKET WEAVING 101 60/330                   DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/334
    INSP GADGETS MINIONS 7/302               11-TERRAPIN STA 10/370    1    5   0 16.7
  5 SEA DOGS 1/300         6    6   0 50.0   12-SOUL STRIPPER 6/371    1    1   0 50.0
    SEA DOGS 18/309

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                       Reflections by the Champion of the Horn

     Methinks someone at the Commission is confused.  I do more than awesome damage!
After all my rigorous, vigorous training, I hit much harder than Delly.  Sure, I've
heard plenty of fans say "That was awesome!" after my devastating blows, but really,
I'm superhuman!  At the very least, unearthly.  Hmph.  Back to the training room, I
suspect.  Hopefully, I'll get Suave to manage long enough to change my regimen.
     That's not the only mistake the Commission made this cycle.  They're promoting
Toe Puppet, but leaving the rest of us behind.  This horn is nifty, but I don't play
any musical instruments.  So unless someone's willing to step it up and be my
personal minstrel, can we switch this thing out for a trophy, or a crown, or a
scepter, or something ruler-ish?  Better yet, cut out the middle man and call it the
"Four of Spades Throne".  Because I've got class with a lowercase C-L.
     Anvil, I respect your persistence.  Not enough to let you sit here, but for an
up and comer, you're quite up and coming.  In another split or two, when the higher
ups recognize my true talent and send me to fight with the big boys (also known as
retirement), maybe you'll be ready to fill my cushion.
     Until then, remember: fiber may make you a regular guy, but who wants to be
regular?  Gimme some sugar, baby!

-- Four of Spades

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Okay, you guys, here we are again.  This place is beginning to look more and
more like a regional Advanced arena.  By which I mean, we only had fifteen fights,
with five of 'em involving standbys.  Well, regionals do that.  Shrink, I mean.  You
want to keep this one open, though, you've got to put a little effort into it, and
keep the numbers up.  Twenty-five active gladiators today doesn't do a lot to
persuade the Commission that we're serious, and you can't even claim to be tourney-
timing.
     So, let's take a further look here.  Rindel got the biggest point rise at
twenty.  Jello Knuckles got the biggest drop at twenty-three.  Three challenges, but
nobody MOST challenged.  No, I spoke to soon.  It looks like Plankton got the most
challenges, but probably not a lot.  Darque Forces was most avoided--people DID avoid
each other here, which may explain a few things--Mid Earth did most of the avoiding.

     THE HYPHEN-DASH (42-4499) (16-9-1,58) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought LHISSON (29-5456)
(26-22-0,66) of MID EARTH.  THE HYPHEN-DASH was handily defeated by LHISSON in a 1
minute mismatched bout.  Can the hyphen-dash compete with the thirty-yard dash?  I
don't think so!
     ZEVRAN (81-1258) (20-26-1,82) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought 1977 AMC MATADOR (42-
4116) (38-26-0,86) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  ZEVRAN was defeated by 1977 AMC MATADOR in an
action packed 1 minute struggle.  I'm not sure it's a good thing to let these
horseless carriages into the arena, but I suppose it's better than an empty arena.
     LAZY LOOKOUT (42-4504) (29-25-1,97) of DUNGEON CELL fought JEHLCH (29-5528) (21-
17-2,67) of MID EARTH.  LAZY LOOKOUT viciously subdued JEHLCH in a popular 2 minute
gruesome conflict.  This guy may give us a whole new definition of "lazy."
     JELLO KNUCKLES (42-4554) (30-6-0,96) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought UNEMPLOYED PERSON
(107-5) (0-0-0,70) of Standbys to Rename.  JELLO KNUCKLES was devastated by
UNEMPLOYED PERSON in a 1 minute one-sided battle.  Why this Person is Unemployed is
unknown, but he certainly had Jello's number.
     FROO-FROO (18-9589) (37-30-3,139) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought DOMINATRIX (81-583)
(23-15-3,94) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  FROO-FROO demolished DOMINATRIX in a crowd pleasing
1 minute mismatched match.  And if ever there was a pair opposed by their very
natures, this pair is it.  Froo, have you got a teammate named Kitsch?  Just
wondering.

     PINCH BLISTER (18-9859) (28-20-0,108) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought TING-TING (81-
776) (29-14-0,127) of FUCHI OWNED.  PINCH BLISTER was savagely defeated by TING-TING
in a popular 1 minute gory melee.  A blister in the wrong place at the wrong time can
cause a lot of problems, no doubt about that.
     SHINY PENNY (32-3789) (56-108-2,165) of FOUND IN THE SAND fought HEINRIK (81-
1257) (25-23-1,119) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  SHINY PENNY vanquished HEINRIK in a 1 minute
one-sided fight.  Is this... One Cent's Worth?
     LUC STARWALKER (58-6100) (42-38-0,168) of NEXT GENERATION fought ALMOST PRETTY
(42-4496) (36-26-0,118) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  LUC STARWALKER viciously subdued ALMOST
PRETTY in a popular 4 minute gruesome duel.  Okay.  But that sounds unchivalrous of
him.
     MOIST TOWELETTE (42-4430) (46-39-4,212) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought CRYSALIS GUARD
(107-29) (0-0-0,200) of Standbys to Rename.  MOIST TOWELETTE lost to CRYSALIS GUARD
in a 2 minute duel.  This is what happens when the weather gets dry, eh?  The
Towelette loses its virtue.
     DELAWARE RUN (42-4400) (72-54-5,215) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought VERMICIOUS KNID
(107-30) (0-0-0,240) of Standbys to Rename.  DELAWARE RUN viciously subdued
VERMICIOUS KNID in a popular 3 minute competition.  I should hope so!  We really
DON'T want to encourage the Knid.
     TOE PUPPET (18-9544) (69-39-0,249) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought TELGOR (107-27) (0-
0-0,200) of Standbys to Rename.  TOE PUPPET vanquished TELGOR in an exciting 2 minute
mismatched fight.  I can't say that I was actually EXCITED, but it was, um, unusual
and intriguing to watch.

The challenges:
     GAD (18-9239) (27-18-1,99) of SHEPHERDS challenged PLANKTON (18-9748) (25-25-
2,98) of SEA DOGS.  Down 1.  GAD was vanquished by PLANKTON in a popular 1 minute
mismatched Challenge brawl.  This is Most Challenged Plankton, rising about the
situation.
     VIRGINIA, NO SANTA (65-6623) (24-10-1,144) of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS challenged
GRATH (81-581) (28-13-1,140) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Down 4.  VIRGINIA, NO SANTA was
overcome by GRATH in a popular 4 minute Challenge match.  Nothing but coal and
switches in your stocking, Virginia.
     RINDEL (29-5346) (27-19-0,118) of MID EARTH challenged ARIOCH (81-996) (26-17-
2,122) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Up 4.  RINDEL devastated ARIOCH in an action packed 2
minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Good work, Rindel.

And for the title:
     FOUR OF SPADES (42-4234) (60-40-2,260) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought AMBER WOLFWALKER
(107-11) (0-0-0,220) of Standbys to Rename.  FOUR OF SPADES savagely defeated AMBER
WOLFWALKER in a 2 minute Title match.  Use it as a drinking horn, Four.  Or we can
look around for a new trophy.  Not a problem.

                                       Larkin

CHAMPION OF THE HORN           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234       61  40  2  268  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TOE PUPPET 18-9544           70  39     262  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 DELAWARE RUN 42-4400         73  54  5  223  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430      46  40  4  196  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
-ANVIL IRONFIST 81-84         41  19     189  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LUC STARWALKER 58-6100       43  38     170  NEXT GENERATION (368)      DELARQ TOR
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789          57 108  2  167  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 GRATH 81-581                 29  13  1  155  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-CHIMBORAZO 10-487            32  32  3  146  VIKINGS (355)              KOLACT
 FROO-FROO 18-9589            38  30  3  145  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623   24  11  1  144  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 RINDEL 29-5346               28  19     138  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 TING-TING 81-776             30  14     132  FUCHI OWNED (346)          SHADOWSPIRE
 ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496        36  27     130  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 HEINRIK 81-1257              25  24  1  121  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE
-D'URVILLE 39-3800            26  15  1  120  KIWI CONNECTION (352)      XOCHITHLAN
-'68 ROAD RUNNER 81-747       29  12     119  AMERICAN MUSCLE (345)      SHADOWSPIRE
-BLUE MARBLE 81-1030          27  24     118  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
 PLANKTON 18-9748             26  25  2  115  SEA DOGS (309)             TALCAMA
 PINCH BLISTER 18-9859        28  21     112  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 ARIOCH 81-996                26  18  2  112  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-SULTAN OF SWING 10-5076      24  15  2  100  TERRAPIN STATION (370)     KOLACT
 LAZY LOOKOUT 42-4504         30  25  1   99  DUNGEON CELL (347)         RODEKI
-THE BRIDE 45-4180            25   9  1   99  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 DOMINATRIX 81-583            23  16  3   97  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE
-MOTHER-IN-LAW 5-4050         19   9  1   96  BLOOD SUCKERS (350)        KALTOS
 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116     39  26      91  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
-OBROJOBO 7-5869              19  18  1   91  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-EXTORTION 73-5787            20   6  2   90  BLACKMAIL (353)            ERINIKA
 GAD 18-9239                  27  19  1   88  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
-SQUEEZE 73-5788              22   7      87  BLACKMAIL (353)            ERINIKA
-I'M A BASHER 59-2682         24  13  1   86  BASHAHOLICS ANON (375)     ILLIS
-LORD EXETER 81-932           26  17  1   83  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
-EVANGELION 59-2340           18  17  1   83  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS
 ZEVRAN 81-1258               20  27  1   82  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE
-AZAGHAL 81-1223              20  19      82  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
 LHISSON 29-5456              27  22      79  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
-BOWTIE BOB 81-930            21  10  2   75  FUCHI OWNED (346)          SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554       30   7      73  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
-COLLINGWOOD 39-3798          25  18  2   72  KIWI CONNECTION (352)      XOCHITHLAN
 JEHLCH 29-5528               21  18  2   71  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
-BELEG 29-3439                17  10  2   71  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
-IVANMOE 6-3874               18   9  4   70  SOUL STRIPPERS II (371)    TRANSEL
-LITTLE BROTHER 73-3375       16  20  1   69  THE FAMILY TREE (358)      ERINIKA
-BARON STONEWALL 81-85        30  27  2   67  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
-LIATH 81-398                 21  18  1   67  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE
-LULU 45-4135                 19  12  1   67  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
-GRON DA CAVEMAN 81-400       25  22  2   64  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
-HARDRADA 81-353              25  14      64  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
-JESUS CHRYSLER 10-4700       23  17  2   64  TERRAPIN STATION (370)     KOLACT
-CAJETAN 7-6036               18  12  1   63  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
-FAN ZHEN 81-1288             16  10  1   60  DARQUE AGES (335)          SHADOWSPIRE
-ATTILA KEENBLADE 81-912      22  18      56  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
-ERASMUS 7-5843               25  23      53  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
-CHIOS 7-5899                 17  15      52  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499      16  10  1   51  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
-SPEEDO SMURF 21-7093         14   7      49  BEN'S BAZAAR (376)         SUNSET
-'69 FAIRLANE COBRA 81-1007   16   6  2   48  AMERICAN MUSCLE (345)      SHADOWSPIRE
-WHISTLIN' DIXIE 50-3565      16   6  2   30  DARQUE FORCES II (373)     SNOWBOUND

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Rindel -- Well fought.  I only wish the result had been in my favor. -- Gad

Jehlch -- Assur says requirements for weapons are overrated, so... -- Gad

Grath -- I have to say that felt good! -- Shiny Penny

D'Urville -- And that is what I think of your name. -- Virginia

Top team?!?  Clearly something is amiss. -- Assur

     Could it be... because you write personals?

Four of Spades -- You really think I want my bashers facing you?  Think again. --
Assur

Renaming the NPCs, listed in my order of preference.
     Idea 1:  Name the NPC's after some of the biggest storms in history.  (Katrina,
Audrey, Camille...)  Some of the big storms don't have names, but others do.

Idea 2:  Name the NPCs after words for storms (Hurricane Harry, Teri the Tsunami...)
Lots of options here.

     You do realize that even the whole ARENA can be renamed?  If Storm Rock doesn't
     work for the majority.

Idea 3:  Name the NPCs after Fraggle Rock Characters (Red, Gobo, Trash Heap...)
Ridiculous, but better than what we've already got.  This is based on a forum comment
that Storm Rock reminded someone of Fraggle Rock.
     -- Assur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RINDEL devastated ARIOCH in a action packed 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA was overcome by GRATH in a popular 4 minute Challenge match.
GAD was vanquished by PLANKTON in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
FOUR OF SPADES savagely defeated AMBER WOLFWALKER in a 2 minute Title match.
TOE PUPPET vanquished TELGOR in a exciting 2 minute mismatched fight.
DELAWARE RUN viciously subdued VERMICIOUS KNID in a popular 3 minute competition.
MOIST TOWELETTE lost to CRYSALIS GUARD in a 2 minute duel.
LUC STARWALKER viciously subdued ALMOST PRETTY in a popular 4 minute gruesome duel.
SHINY PENNY vanquished HEINRIK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PINCH BLISTER was savagely defeated by TING-TING in a popular 1 minute gory melee.
FROO-FROO demolished DOMINATRIX in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
JELLO KNUCKLES was devastated by UNEMPLOYED PERSON in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
LAZY LOOKOUT viciously subdued JEHLCH in a popular 2 minute gruesome conflict.
ZEVRAN was defeated by 1977 AMC MATADOR in a action packed 1 minute struggle.
THE HYPHEN-DASH was handily defeated by LHISSON in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  13 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  11 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn   6 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234     61  40  2  268 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TOE PUPPET 18-9544         70  39  0  262 CENTER FOR OLDS (364)
BASHING ATTACK   DELAWARE RUN 42-4400       73  54  5  223 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430    46  40  4  196 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
TOTAL PARRY      GRATH 81-581               29  13  1  155 OF WOLF AND MAN (343)
SLASHING ATTACK  FROO-FROO 18-9589          38  30  3  145 CENTER FOR OLDS (364)
WALL OF STEEL    ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496      36  27  0  130 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
PARRY-LUNGE      PLANKTON 18-9748           26  25  2  115 SEA DOGS (309)
AIMED BLOW       ZEVRAN 81-1258             20  27  1   82 OF WOLF AND MAN (343)

The overall popularity leader is SHINY PENNY 32-3789.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LUC STARWALKER 58-6100.  The ten other most popular fighters were DELAWARE 
RUN 42-4400, VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623, FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234, TOE PUPPET 18-9544, 
LAZY LOOKOUT 42-4504, RINDEL 29-5346, ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496, FROO-FROO 18-9589, MOIST 
TOWELETTE 42-4430, and 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116.

The least popular fighter this week was THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PINCH BLISTER 18-9859, HEINRIK 81-1257, GAD 18-9239, JELLO 
KNUCKLES 42-4554, SHINY PENNY 32-3789, JEHLCH 29-5528, DOMINATRIX 81-583, ARIOCH 
81-996, LHISSON 29-5456, and ZEVRAN 81-1258.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TALCAMA(18)          3  2 0  RODEKI(42)           4  4 0  DAL SHANG(65)        0  1 0  
LAPUR(29)            2  1 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  0 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      2  4 0  
ARVAT(32)            1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TOE PUPPET 18-9544          70  39  0  262  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 RINDEL 29-5346              28  19  0  138  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         57 108  2  167  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234      61  40  2  268  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 LUC STARWALKER 58-6100      43  38  0  170  NEXT GENERATION (368)      DELARQ TOR
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623  24  11  1  144  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 GRATH 81-581                29  13  1  155  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE

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