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Date   : 10/25/2011    Duedate: 11/07/2011

STORM ROCK ARENA

DM 107    TURN 7

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 END 13/298            18    9   1 66.7      BASKET WEAVING 101 60/330
    SHEPHERDS 18/359                            INSP GADGETS MINIONS 7/302
    NEXT GENERATION 58/368                    6-FEFF-M 106 43/344      3    3   0 50.0
    BASHAHOLICS ANON 59/375                     AMERICAN MUSCLE 81/345
    FOUND IN THE SAND 32/360                  7-DARQUE AGES 81/335     6    7   0 46.2
    GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS 65/361                 DARQUE FORCES 31/318
  2 COLOR ME SUA 42/365   33   18   0 64.7      DARQUE FORCES 45/348
    CENTER FOR OLDS 18/364                      DARQUE FORCES II 50/373
  3 FUCHI OWNED 81/346     5    3   0 62.5      IMPROVED ILLUSION 59/349
  4 SEA DOGS 1/300         8    6   0 57.1    8 MID EARTH 29/316      11   14   0 44.0
    SEA DOGS 18/309                             YAMA BUSHI 30/317
    DUNGEON CELL 42/347                         CLAN LONGBEARD 81/374
  5-BLACKMAIL 73/353      12   10   0 54.5    9 OF WOLF AND  81/343   12   17   0 41.4
    BLOOD SUCKERS 5/350                      10-VIKINGS 10/355         7   12   0 36.8
    ALL-STAR NANA'S 67/357                      SENTINELS 7/354
    KIWI CONNECTION 39/352                      NOMADIC TRIBE 21/310
    THE FAMILY TREE 73/358                      DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/334
    ALL THE MUN'S MEN 14/356                 11-SOUL STRIPPER 6/371    1    1   0 50.0

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

     I feel particularly regal today.  Perhaps it's because the throne cushion has
been form fitted to my butt after sitting here so long.  Maybe it's the stares of
admiration as I descend into the arena and pulverize anyone who dares challenge me.
Even my reflection in the mirror this morning looked more kinglike than usual.  As
such, I've determined I should have some kind of court.  Magicians, advisors,
jousters, and jesters.  And yet, when I look around the arena, I see only an
overabundance of fools.  Woeful warriors, moronic managers, and a silly spy reporter?
Does Storm Rock have nothing better to offer than a parade of unfunny fools?  (sigh)
     Because I didn't receive any higher calling this split, I suppose I'll grace you
all with my presence for another semester.  You needn't necessarily feel compelled to
bow or curtsy as I pass.  I already see the awe and respect in your eyes.
     Until next turn, remember:  a level playing field requires you to get the ball
rolling.

-- Four of Spades

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     So!  Our Champion of the Horn thinks I'm a "silly spy reporter," does he?  I
considered letting the Novgorodny Vir golem take the report, just to show him what
"silly" can be.  But no, I am dedicated!  I will do my job.
     And it's my job to say that Storm Rock is looking a little thin these days.
Only sixteen fights, and six of those involved standbys.  So twenty-six managed
gladiators active at the present, and I know you're not tourney-timing.  Three
challenges, no more.
     Josh got the biggest point gain, putting seventeen points in his pocket.  Why
the pocket, I can't say, but if it works for him, fine.  The Hyphen-Dash had the
biggest drop, eleven points, after losing to a standby.
     Mid Earth was most avoided, and Got It for Christmas did most of that avoiding.
Possibly all of it, since Assurnasirbanipal (it's his team) is the only manager who
issued challenges today, and thus possibly the only one who bothered to avoid.
Challenges and avoids are valuable tools of management, why not use them?  Pinch
Blister got the most challenges.

     THE HYPHEN-DASH (42-4499) (16-10-1,51) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought R.O.U.S. (107-4)
(0-0-0,50) of Fine Imported Standbys.  THE HYPHEN-DASH was demolished by R.O.U.S. in
a 1 minute one-sided bout.  Embarrassing, but it could have been worse.  He could
have fought a standby ranked well below him.  And some people just don't "do" rats.
     JELLO KNUCKLES (42-4554) (30-7-0,73) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought JOSH (18-9109)
(20-5-0,78) of SHEPHERDS.  JELLO KNUCKLES was bested by JOSH in an exciting 1 minute
fight.  A fight involving gladiators trained by our two most-involved managers, Suave
and Assur.
     ZEVRAN (81-1258) (20-27-1,82) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought JEHLCH (29-5528) (21-18-
2,71) of MID EARTH.  ZEVRAN was bested by JEHLCH in a 3 minute brawl.  I would hope
that Jehlch did well out of this fight, though I'm not going to dig out the papers
and check.  Still, he was a bit of an underdog.  This is Tripwire and Visionist.
     LAZY LOOKOUT (42-4504) (30-25-1,99) of DUNGEON CELL fought GAD (18-9239) (27-19-
1,88) of SHEPHERDS.  LAZY LOOKOUT viciously subdued GAD in an action packed 2 minute
brutal duel.  Not so lazy today.  One Armed Bandit and Assur.
     DOMINATRIX (81-583) (23-16-3,97) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought LHISSON (29-5456)
(27-22-0,79) of MID EARTH.  DOMINATRIX viciously subdued LHISSON in an action packed
1 minute gory fight.  Clearly, Dominatrix is well named.  Lhisson was lucky to get
out of this alive!  Tripwire and Visionist.
     PLANKTON (18-9748) (26-25-2,115) of SEA DOGS fought 1977 AMC MATADOR (42-4116)
(39-26-0,91) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  PLANKTON savagely defeated 1977 AMC MATADOR in a
popular 2 minute bloody brawl.  Plankton in the engine, perhaps?  One Armed Bandit
and Suave.

     RINDEL (29-5346) (28-19-0,138) of MID EARTH fought FROO-FROO (18-9589) (38-30-
3,145) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  RINDEL was devastated by FROO-FROO in an exciting 1
minute mismatched conflict.  Some people just can't take the froo-froo.  Visionist
and Suave.
     ALMOST PRETTY (42-4496) (36-27-0,130) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought EVIL INPUTTER
(107-7) (0-0-0,110) of Fine Imported Standbys.  ALMOST PRETTY overpowered EVIL
INPUTTER in a 3 minute brutal one-sided fight.  An easy win, perhaps, but defeating
the Evil Inputter always brings a cheer from the other gladiators.  Suave.
     HEINRIK (81-1257) (25-24-1,121) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought ARIOCH (81-996) (26-18-
2,112) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  HEINRIK vanquished ARIOCH in an exciting 1 minute
gruesome one-sided fight.  A long beard doesn't mean Heinrik can't fight.  Visionist
and Tripwire.  Are you noticing a certain limitation in the active managers here
today?
     MOIST TOWELETTE (42-4430) (46-40-4,196) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought ARENAMASTER
SANDAVOL (107-28) (0-0-0,200) of Fine Imported Standbys.  MOIST TOWELETTE vanquished
ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.  And this kind of victory
brings an even bigger cheer from the other gladiators.  Ah, to be immortal, where a
fight with the arenamaster no longer means near-certain death!  Suave's Towelette.
     DELAWARE RUN (42-4400) (73-54-5,223) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought GOJIRO (107-31)
(0-0-0,220) of Fine Imported Standbys.  DELAWARE RUN devastated GOJIRO in an action
packed 2 minute one-sided competition.  I should hope so.  Suave again.  Very active,
Suave.  Good for him.
     TOE PUPPET (18-9544) (70-39-0,262) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought TELGOR (107-27) (0-
0-0,200) of Fine Imported Standbys.  TOE PUPPET was vanquished by TELGOR in an
exciting 2 minute mismatched fight.  And it looks to me like Toe should be glad for
the absence of a Dark Arena.  That was a silly loss, if you will.  One of Suave's
again.

The challenges, all by Assurnasirbanipal:
     VIRGINIA, NO SANTA (65-6623) (24-11-1,144) of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS challenged
PINCH BLISTER (18-9859) (28-21-0,112) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  Down 32.  VIRGINIA, NO
SANTA lost to PINCH BLISTER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge brawl.  Tcha!
Challenge down if you want, Virginia, but don't LOSE.  Assur and Suave.
     SHINY PENNY (32-3789) (57-108-2,167) of FOUND IN THE SAND challenged GRATH (81-
581) (29-13-1,155) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Down 12.  SHINY PENNY vanquished GRATH in an
exciting 1 minute gory uneven Challenge battle.  Not a surprise.  Assur and Tripwire.
     LUC STARWALKER (58-6100) (43-38-0,170) of NEXT GENERATION challenged TING-TING
(81-776) (30-14-0,132) of FUCHI OWNED.  Down 38.  LUC STARWALKER devastated TING-TING
in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Are these old, left-over challenges?
Assur and Hombre, I think.

For the title, not only a random match, but a standby!  Horrors!
     FOUR OF SPADES (42-4234) (61-40-2,268) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought GOJIRO (107-31)
(0-0-0,220) of Fine Imported Standbys.  FOUR OF SPADES overpowered GOJIRO in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute one-sided Title fight.  Good job winning that, Four, not that we
had any doubt.  Suave again.

                                       Larkin

CHAMPION OF THE HORN           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234       62  40  2  279  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DELAWARE RUN 42-4400         74  54  5  236  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430      47  40  4  209  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 TOE PUPPET 18-9544           70  40     190  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
-ANVIL IRONFIST 81-84         41  19     189  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789          58 108  2  183  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LUC STARWALKER 58-6100       44  38     178  NEXT GENERATION (368)      DELARQ TOR
 FROO-FROO 18-9589            39  30  3  159  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GRATH 81-581                 29  14  1  148  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE
-CHIMBORAZO 10-487            32  32  3  146  VIKINGS (355)              KOLACT
 PINCH BLISTER 18-9859        29  21     141  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496        37  27     136  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 TING-TING 81-776             30  15     134  FUCHI OWNED (346)          SHADOWSPIRE
 HEINRIK 81-1257              26  24  1  134  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE
 RINDEL 29-5346               28  20     132  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623   24  12  1  128  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 PLANKTON 18-9748             27  25  2  124  SEA DOGS (309)             TALCAMA
-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
 LAZY LOOKOUT 42-4504         31  25  1  108  DUNGEON CELL (347)         RODEKI
 ARIOCH 81-996                26  19  2  105  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE
 DOMINATRIX 81-583            24  16  3  101  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-THE BRIDE 45-4180            25   9  1   99  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
-MOTHER-IN-LAW 5-4050         19   9  1   96  BLOOD SUCKERS (350)        KALTOS
 JOSH 18-9109                 21   5      95  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116     39  27      93  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  20  1   88  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
-SQUEEZE 73-5788              22   7      87  BLACKMAIL (353)            ERINIKA
-LORD EXETER 81-932           26  17  1   83  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
 JEHLCH 29-5528               22  18  2   83  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-EVANGELION 59-2340           18  17  1   83  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS
-AZAGHAL 81-1223              20  19      82  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
 LHISSON 29-5456              27  23      81  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
-BOWTIE BOB 81-930            21  10  2   75  FUCHI OWNED (346)          SHADOWSPIRE
 JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554       30   8      73  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 ZEVRAN 81-1258               20  28  1   73  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE
-COLLINGWOOD 39-3798          25  18  2   72  KIWI CONNECTION (352)      XOCHITHLAN
-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
-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
-'69 FAIRLANE COBRA 81-1007   16   6  2   48  AMERICAN MUSCLE (345)      SHADOWSPIRE
 THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499      16  11  1   40  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
-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

Plankton -- My first loss to another Parry Lunger.  I definitely need to practice
getting off the sands when I'm knocked down.  That wasn't much fun. -- Gad

Grath -- I can handle the loss, but the discrepancy in learns just makes me mad. --
Virginia

Heinrik -- Looks like you need more than one of those trains. -- Shiny Penny

Almost Pretty -- You almost won, too.  Great fight. -- Luc

Toe Puppet -- Congratulations, for sure.  You will be the first warrior inducted from
Storm Rock! -- Assur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LUC STARWALKER devastated TING-TING in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SHINY PENNY vanquished GRATH in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Challenge battle.
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA lost to PINCH BLISTER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge brawl.
FOUR OF SPADES overpowered GOJIRO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
TOE PUPPET was vanquished by TELGOR in a exciting 2 minute mismatched fight.
DELAWARE RUN devastated GOJIRO in a action packed 2 minute one-sided competition.
MOIST TOWELETTE vanquished ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
HEINRIK vanquished ARIOCH in a exciting 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
ALMOST PRETTY overpowered EVIL INPUTTER in a 3 minute brutal one-sided fight.
RINDEL was devastated by FROO-FROO in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PLANKTON savagely defeated 1977 AMC MATADOR in a popular 2 minute bloody brawl.
DOMINATRIX viciously subdued LHISSON in a action packed 1 minute gory fight.
LAZY LOOKOUT viciously subdued GAD in a action packed 2 minute brutal duel.
ZEVRAN was bested by JEHLCH in a 3 minute brawl.
JELLO KNUCKLES was bested by JOSH in a exciting 1 minute fight.
THE HYPHEN-DASH was demolished by R.O.U.S. in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  12 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  15 -  0      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn   7 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234     62  40  2  279 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
BASHING ATTACK   DELAWARE RUN 42-4400       74  54  5  236 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430    47  40  4  209 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TOE PUPPET 18-9544         70  40  0  190 CENTER FOR OLDS (364)
SLASHING ATTACK  FROO-FROO 18-9589          39  30  3  159 CENTER FOR OLDS (364)
TOTAL PARRY      GRATH 81-581               29  14  1  148 OF WOLF AND MAN (343)
WALL OF STEEL    ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496      37  27  0  136 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
PARRY-LUNGE      PLANKTON 18-9748           27  25  2  124 SEA DOGS (309)
AIMED BLOW       JOSH 18-9109               21   5  0   95 SHEPHERDS (359)

The overall popularity leader is SHINY PENNY 32-3789.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DELAWARE RUN 42-4400.  The ten other most popular fighters were PLANKTON 
18-9748, VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623, LAZY LOOKOUT 42-4504, SHINY PENNY 32-3789, PINCH 
BLISTER 18-9859, MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430, HEINRIK 81-1257, JEHLCH 29-5528, FOUR OF 
SPADES 42-4234, and ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496.

The least popular fighter this week was LHISSON 29-5456.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TING-TING 81-776, THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499, JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554, GAD 
18-9239, 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116, RINDEL 29-5346, ARIOCH 81-996, TOE PUPPET 18-9544, 
GRATH 81-581, and LUC STARWALKER 58-6100.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TALCAMA(18)          4  2 0  RODEKI(42)           5  3 0  DAL SHANG(65)        0  1 0  
LAPUR(29)            1  2 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  40  0  190  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 RINDEL 29-5346              28  20  0  132  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         58 108  2  183  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234      62  40  2  279  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 LUC STARWALKER 58-6100      44  38  0  178  NEXT GENERATION (368)      DELARQ TOR
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623  24  12  1  128  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 GRATH 81-581                29  14  1  148  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE