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Date   : 01/31/2012    Duedate: 02/13/2012

STORM ROCK ARENA

DM 107    TURN 14

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 COLOR ME SUA 42/365   72   45   1 61.5    6 END 13/298            28   28   1 50.0
    CENTER FOR OLDS 18/364                      SHEPHERDS 18/359
  2 FUCHI OWNED 81/346     9    6   0 60.0      FOUND IN THE SAND 32/360
  3 SEA DOGS 1/300        16   12   0 57.1      GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS 65/361
    SEA DOGS 18/309                           7 MID EARTH 29/316      20   29   0 40.8
    DUNGEON CELL 42/347                         YAMA BUSHI 30/317
  4 DARQUE AGES 81/335    22   18   1 55.0      CLAN LONGBEARD 81/374
    DARQUE FORCES 31/318                      8 VIKINGS 10/355        11   23   0 32.4
    DARQUE FORCES 45/348                        SENTINELS 7/354
    IMPROVED ILLUSION 59/349                    NOMADIC TRIBE 21/310
  5 OF WOLF AND  81/343   30   27   1 52.6      DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/334

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     I almost didn't write a special spy report for this arena.  I looked at the
Commission's files--the personals, the column, the spotlight.  Nothing there.
Amazingly discouraging.  But then I looked at the fights themselves, and there WERE
some fights, there were challenges, avoids.  Just no TALKING.  You do realize, don't
you, that your tongues will atrophy and fall out?  Then where will you be?  Unable to
french-kiss anyone, that's where.

     Biggest point gain:  Plankton, thirty-one points.
     Biggest point drop:  Gad, nineteen points.
     Most avoided manager:  Suave, manager of Color Me Suave and others.  By Nomad,
manager of Dragonbane Guild and others.
     Most challenged:  Pinch Blister.
     Seventeen fights, two involving standbys.  Eight challenges, from Nomad,
Assurnasirbanipal, and Master Darque.

     1977 AMC MATADOR (42-4116) (41-31-0,62) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought CAJETAN (7-
6036) (18-15-1,62) of SENTINELS.  1977 AMC MATADOR defeated CAJETAN in a 3 minute
brutal bout.  Same rank, but this is one arena where we can't wonder if there are any
hidden tourney fights to tilt the odds, so... Matador really does have twice the
fights.
     THE HYPHEN-DASH (42-4499) (20-13-1,81) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought LHISSON (29-
5456) (28-28-0,54) of MID EARTH.  THE HYPHEN-DASH overpowered LHISSON in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.  Clearly mismatched.  Sometimes I wonder about
the handicapper who sets up these random matches.
     JELLO KNUCKLES (42-4554) (30-14-0,45) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought CAPTURED PIRATE
KING (107-2) (0-0-0,30) of Lame Duck Standbys.  JELLO KNUCKLES was devastated by
CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a 2 minute uneven duel.  Why do I call the standbys Lame
Ducks?  Because the next time this arena runs, we'll be in the middle of the Name-
Change-O-Rama, and there WILL be changes.
     ALMOST PRETTY (42-4496) (40-30-0,141) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought IMPRISONED SPY
(107-9) (0-0-0,170) of Lame Duck Standbys.  ALMOST PRETTY unbelievably bested
IMPRISONED SPY in an action packed 3 minute fight.  Good work, give that woman a
cigar!  Ah, or whatever she wants, within reason.

     OBROJOBO (7-5869) (20-20-1,110) of SENTINELS fought GAD (18-9239) (31-22-1,137)
of SHEPHERDS.  OBROJOBO viciously subdued GAD in a 2 minute bloody bout.  You can see
why Gad dropped, though NOT like a melon.
     GRATH (81-581) (34-15-1,190) of OF WOLF AND MAN fought PLANKTON (18-9748) (30-
28-2,164) of SEA DOGS.  GRATH was viciously subdued by PLANKTON in an exciting 4
minute brutal contest.  And this is the one that caused Plankton to rise.
     DELAWARE RUN (42-4400) (79-55-5,182) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought LAZY LOOKOUT (42-
4504) (35-27-1,164) of DUNGEON CELL.  DELAWARE RUN overpowered LAZY LOOKOUT in an
exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.  Proof, if any of you needed it, that
laziness in the arena is a bad thing.
     MOIST TOWELETTE (42-4430) (52-41-4,198) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought TING-TING (81-
776) (34-17-0,175) of FUCHI OWNED.  MOIST TOWELETTE vanquished TING-TING in an
exciting 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.  But Ting-Ting was very clean.
     FOUR OF SPADES (42-4234) (67-41-2,221) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought HEINRIK (81-
1257) (31-25-1,181) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  FOUR OF SPADES vanquished HEINRIK in a 1
minute uneven fight.  Four actually--I could barely stand to watch it--cut Heinrik's
beard!

The challenges:
     AZAGHAL (81-1223) (20-22-0,71) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged BEDDER (18-10043)
(19-9-2,75) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  Up 4.  AZAGHAL won victory over BEDDER in an action
packed 1 minute Challenge duel.  There are things to be said in favor of picking your
fight.
     LORD EXETER (81-932) (27-17-1,97) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged JOSH (18-9109)
(21-11-0,100) of SHEPHERDS.  Up 3.  LORD EXETER was defeated by JOSH in a 2 minute
Challenge melee.  I don't believe I've seen a shepherd's crook used in the arena.
     VIRGINIA, NO SANTA (65-6623) (26-16-1,133) of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS challenged
ZEVRAN (81-1258) (24-30-1,124) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Down 9.  VIRGINIA, NO SANTA was
overpowered by ZEVRAN in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.  So, Virginia, was it a wolf,
or a man?

     THE BRIDE (45-4180) (29-11-1,149) of DARQUE FORCES challenged DOMINATRIX (81-
583) (29-17-3,149) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Straight across.  THE BRIDE was demolished by
DOMINATRIX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.  Something kinky here.
     EVANGELION (59-2340) (22-19-1,143) of IMPROVED ILLUSION challenged RINDEL (29-
5346) (30-24-0,179) of MID EARTH.  Up 36.  EVANGELION outwaited RINDEL in a popular 9
minute Challenge fight.  An amazing display of patience.  Including mine.
     RAGGEDY ANN (45-4148) (33-14-0,115) of DARQUE FORCES challenged PINCH BLISTER
(18-9859) (31-25-0,122) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  Up 7.  RAGGEDY ANN defeated PINCH
BLISTER in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge duel.  Pinch was the most challenged
today.

2) FAN ZHEN (81-1288) (21-11-2,102) of DARQUE AGES challenged ARIOCH (81-996) (27-24-
3,137) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Up 35.  FAN ZHEN lost to ARIOCH in an action packed 2
minute brutal Challenge battle.  Possibly an expected result; I hope the skills were
enough to compensate.

For the title:
     SHINY PENNY (32-3789) (60-112-2,216) of FOUND IN THE SAND challenged FROO-FROO
(18-9589) (44-31-4,226) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  Up 10.  SHINY PENNY devastated FROO-FROO
in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.  The silent Penny remains our leader.
Congratulations.

                                       Larkin

CHAMPION OF THE HORN           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789          61 112  2  233  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234       68  41  2  229  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430      53  41  4  212  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PLANKTON 18-9748             31  28  2  195  SEA DOGS (309)             TALCAMA
 DELAWARE RUN 42-4400         80  55  5  192  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 FROO-FROO 18-9589            44  32  4  190  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HEINRIK 81-1257              31  26  1  183  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GRATH 81-581                 34  16  1  174  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE
 TING-TING 81-776             34  18     174  FUCHI OWNED (346)          SHADOWSPIRE
 EVANGELION 59-2340           23  19  1  172  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS
 DOMINATRIX 81-583            30  17  3  169  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE
 LAZY LOOKOUT 42-4504         35  28  1  165  DUNGEON CELL (347)         RODEKI
 ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496        41  30     162  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 RINDEL 29-5346               30  25     160  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZEVRAN 81-1258               25  30  1  147  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE
 THE BRIDE 45-4180            29  12  1  142  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 ARIOCH 81-996                28  24  3  139  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE
 OBROJOBO 7-5869              21  20  1  135  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148          34  14     127  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 PINCH BLISTER 18-9859        31  26     121  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623   26  17  1  121  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 GAD 18-9239                  31  23  1  118  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 JOSH 18-9109                 22  11     110  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 FAN ZHEN 81-1288             21  12  2  110  DARQUE AGES (335)          SHADOWSPIRE
-CICERO 81-1266               28  21     105  WARMASTERS (342)           SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LORD EXETER 81-932           27  18  1   97  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499      21  13  1   85  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 AZAGHAL 81-1223              21  22      83  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
-DOPPLEGANGER 81-1382         19  21      78  MONSTER MANUAL (377)       SHADOWSPIRE
 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116     42  31      70  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 BEDDER 18-10043              19  10  2   68  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 CAJETAN 7-6036               18  16  1   61  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 LHISSON 29-5456              28  29      53  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554       30  15      27  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

This personal contains no information.  You need not read it.  It exists only to
convince hal that the critical parts of the newsletter are present and ready to
print.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHINY PENNY devastated FROO-FROO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
FAN ZHEN lost to ARIOCH in a action packed 2 minute brutal Challenge battle.
RAGGEDY ANN defeated PINCH BLISTER in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge duel.
EVANGELION outwaited RINDEL in a popular 9 minute Challenge fight.
THE BRIDE was demolished by DOMINATRIX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA was overpowered by ZEVRAN in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
LORD EXETER was defeated by JOSH in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
AZAGHAL won victory over BEDDER in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
FOUR OF SPADES vanquished HEINRIK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MOIST TOWELETTE vanquished TING-TING in a exciting 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
DELAWARE RUN overpowered LAZY LOOKOUT in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
GRATH was viciously subdued by PLANKTON in a exciting 4 minute brutal contest.
OBROJOBO viciously subdued GAD in a 2 minute bloody bout.
ALMOST PRETTY unbelievably bested IMPRISONED SPY in a action packed 3 minute fight.
JELLO KNUCKLES was devastated by CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a 2 minute uneven duel.
THE HYPHEN-DASH overpowered LHISSON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
1977 AMC MATADOR defeated CAJETAN in a 3 minute brutal bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   8 -  2      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  20 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  14 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  20 -  0      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  20 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        10 -  19 -  0      34  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  24 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn  14 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SHINY PENNY 32-3789        61 112  2  233 FOUND IN THE SAND (360)
LUNGING ATTACK   FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234     68  41  2  229 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430    53  41  4  212 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
PARRY-LUNGE      PLANKTON 18-9748           31  28  2  195 SEA DOGS (309)
SLASHING ATTACK  FROO-FROO 18-9589          44  32  4  190 CENTER FOR OLDS (364)
TOTAL PARRY      GRATH 81-581               34  16  1  174 OF WOLF AND MAN (343)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EVANGELION 59-2340         23  19  1  172 IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)
WALL OF STEEL    ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496      41  30  0  162 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
AIMED BLOW       ZEVRAN 81-1258             25  30  1  147 OF WOLF AND MAN (343)

The overall popularity leader is SHINY PENNY 32-3789.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RINDEL 29-5346.  The ten other most popular fighters were PLANKTON 18-9748, 
PINCH BLISTER 18-9859, FAN ZHEN 81-1288, ZEVRAN 81-1258, EVANGELION 59-2340, 
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623, MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430, DELAWARE RUN 42-4400, OBROJOBO 
7-5869, and ARIOCH 81-996.

The least popular fighter this week was HEINRIK 81-1257.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE BRIDE 45-4180, RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148, FROO-FROO 18-9589, LHISSON 
29-5456, JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554, GAD 18-9239, LAZY LOOKOUT 42-4504, TING-TING 81-776, 
FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234, and BEDDER 18-10043.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
BONSUR(7)            1  1 0  ARVAT(32)            1  0 0  ILLIS(59)            1  0 0  
TALCAMA(18)          2  4 0  RODEKI(42)           6  2 0  DAL SHANG(65)        0  1 0  
LAPUR(29)            0  2 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  1 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      4  5 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 OBROJOBO 7-5869             21  20  1  135  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 PLANKTON 18-9748            31  28  2  195  SEA DOGS (309)             TALCAMA

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 RINDEL 29-5346              30  25  0  160  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         61 112  2  233  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234      68  41  2  229  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 THE BRIDE 45-4180           29  12  1  142  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 EVANGELION 59-2340          23  19  1  172  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623  26  17  1  121  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 HEINRIK 81-1257             31  26  1  183  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE