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Date   : 04/24/2012    Duedate: 05/07/2012

STORM ROCK ARENA

DM 107    TURN 20

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 COLOR ME SUA 42/365  111   66   2 62.7      FIVE MOUSEKETEERS 32/380
    CENTER FOR OLDS 18/364                      WARRIORS OF STEEL 43/383
  2 DARQUE AGES 81/335    35   29   1 54.7      GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/321
    DARQUE FORCES 31/318                      4 OF WOLF AND  81/343   38   42   1 47.5
    DARQUE FORCES 45/348                      5 VIKINGS 10/355        23   30   0 43.4
    IMPROVED ILLUSION 59/349                    SENTINELS 7/354
  3 HEROES 33/381        367  316   3 53.7      NOMADIC TRIBE 21/310
    MY PETS 9/378                               DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/334
    RHYME TYME 55/385                         6 MID EARTH 29/316      29   38   0 43.3
    MOUSE MANIA 67/386                          YAMA BUSHI 30/317
    PICK ME UPS 36/382                          CLAN LONGBEARD 81/374
    WE WANT RAISES 75/6                       7 END 13/298            33   47   1 41.2
    SCARRY BEASTIES 74/4                        SHEPHERDS 18/359
    FLOWER CHILDREN 22/379                      FOUND IN THE SAND 32/360
    VIOLENT VEGGIES 49/384                      GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS 65/361

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

     The more things change, the more they stay the same.  I'm surrounded by idiots,
the premier of which happens to be my manager.  My invite to Primus still hasn't
come, and I'm still hitting the gym three times a day.  No special supplements for
me, thanks.  After all this time, does anyone consider it strange how no one's done
any steroid checks on gladiators?  Maybe it's because we're immortal here?  Even so,
I'd rather not let one head grow and the other shrivel.  Leave that for people like
Suave.
     I continue to abide by his rule of no challenges or avoids, so I suspect I'll
face a standby or two until Shiny Penny can surprisingly beat some of my teammates.
At least that's what Suave says.  What a surprise?  Really?  They're managed by you.
Losses are predicable.  Expected.  Destined.
     I'd like to stay atop this heap of garbage for a full split, but last time I
made that prediction, some NPC drugged my morning meal.  I see no other explanation.
Whatever.  Wherever I end up in the ranks, I'll always be the best warrior in Storm
Rock.  A place, I should mention, that would benefit with a bigger press junket and
publicity budget.

-- Four of Spades

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     So!  Here we are with our first fights after the Split.  I hear that things got
confused for a bit, some warriors called back to Talahya, but it looks like they've
returned.  Good!  We want them here, and as many more as we can get.
     Some details:  Zevran got the most points, 29.  1977 AMC Matador lost the most,
27.  No avoids, no deaths, one challenge.  That last means that Almost Pretty got the
"most" (only) challenges.
     Fifteen fights, one challenge, five standbys.  Could be worse, but I hope to see
it better next time.

     1977 AMC MATADOR (42-4116) (44-34-0,63) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought ALASTARIAN
DESERTER (107-1) (0-0-0,30) of Fine Imported Standbys.  1977 AMC MATADOR was handily
defeated by ALASTARIAN DESERTER in a 4 minute fight.  That's got to be seriously
embarrassing.
     THE HYPHEN-DASH (42-4499) (24-15-1,69) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought CAPTURED PIRATE
KING (107-2) (0-0-0,30) of Fine Imported Standbys.  THE HYPHEN-DASH savagely defeated
CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a popular 2 minute brawl.  Dashed the Pirate to the ground!
Good work.
     JELLO KNUCKLES (42-4554) (31-19-0,35) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought RIRORNI SOLDIER
(107-3) (0-0-0,30) of Fine Imported Standbys.  JELLO KNUCKLES overcame RIRORNI
SOLDIER in an exciting 2 minute contest.  This one might count as evenly matched, for
a change.  You have to wonder, since we have a full set of standbys, why some of the
standby fights are so ill-matched.  Well, you don't have to wonder, but I do.
     LHISSON (29-5456) (31-31-0,91) of MID EARTH fought BEDDER (18-10043) (23-11-
2,89) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  LHISSON was demolished by BEDDER in a 1 minute mismatched
match.  Probably just luck that Lhisson wasn't put to bed with a shovel.
     RAGGEDY ANN (45-4148) (36-17-0,141) of DARQUE FORCES fought EVIL INPUTTER (107-
7) (0-0-0,110) of Fine Imported Standbys.  RAGGEDY ANN narrowly defeated EVIL
INPUTTER in a popular 2 minute gory melee.  Good work.

     WALLI WEEBLE (21-6935) (31-21-0,137) of NOMADIC TRIBE fought VIRGINIA, NO SANTA
(65-6623) (26-23-1,111) of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS.  WALLI WEEBLE won victory over
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA in a popular 3 minute fight.  Is this what Walli wanted for
Christmas?
     FAN ZHEN (81-1288) (24-14-2,126) of DARQUE AGES fought ZORRO, THE GAY BLADE
(107-8) (0-0-0,110) of Fine Imported Standbys.  FAN ZHEN was vanquished by ZORRO, THE
GAY BLADE in a 1 minute uneven fight.  Oops.
     PINCH BLISTER (18-9859) (33-29-0,157) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought GAD (18-9239)
(32-28-1,126) of SHEPHERDS.  PINCH BLISTER was overcome by GAD in an action packed 5
minute gruesome melee.  Blistered his hide good, too.
     SHINY PENNY (32-3789) (63-116-2,199) of FOUND IN THE SAND fought EVANGELION (59-
2340) (26-21-1,209) of IMPROVED ILLUSION.  SHINY PENNY was beaten by EVANGELION in a
crowd pleasing 5 minute gory brawl.  And we know that Evangelion has no hidden
tourney fights, too!
     DELAWARE RUN (42-4400) (85-56-5,210) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought DOMINATRIX (81-
583) (31-21-3,189) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  DELAWARE RUN won victory over DOMINATRIX in a
crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.  Is it suave to run out on a dominatrix?  Effective,
anyway.

     FROO-FROO (18-9589) (48-33-4,205) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought GRATH (81-581) (36-
19-1,187) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  FROO-FROO overpowered GRATH in a crowd pleasing 1
minute mismatched match.  I picture Froo-Froo in armor with pink ruffles.  Am I right
on this?  And marabou.
     RINDEL (29-5346) (34-26-0,195) of MID EARTH fought ZEVRAN (81-1258) (29-31-
1,165) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  RINDEL was devastated by ZEVRAN in a 1 minute one-sided
contest.  For this, Zevran got the big point gain, and it's well-earned.
     MOIST TOWELETTE (42-4430) (57-42-4,213) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought THE BRIDE (45-
4180) (32-14-1,186) of DARQUE FORCES.  MOIST TOWELETTE demolished THE BRIDE in a 1
minute uneven fight.  Wiped her face right off.  That's the trouble with these moist
wipers.

The challenge:
     JOSH (18-9109) (23-16-0,150) of SHEPHERDS challenged ALMOST PRETTY (42-4496)
(44-32-0,173) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  Up 23.  JOSH was bested by ALMOST PRETTY in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.  She looks really good when she's flushed with
victory, too.

For the title:
     FOUR OF SPADES (42-4234) (72-43-3,199) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought HEINRIK (81-
1257) (33-29-1,181) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  FOUR OF SPADES vanquished HEINRIK in a 1
minute uneven Title battle.  It's hard to beat four spades.  Congratulations.

                                        Larkin

CHAMPION OF THE HORN           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234       73  43  3  206  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430      58  42  4  228  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 FROO-FROO 18-9589            49  33  4  222  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 DELAWARE RUN 42-4400         86  56  5  220  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 EVANGELION 59-2340           27  21  1  217  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789          63 117  2  199  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 DOMINATRIX 81-583            31  22  3  196  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE
 ZEVRAN 81-1258               30  31  1  194  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE
 GRATH 81-581                 36  20  1  184  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE
 HEINRIK 81-1257              33  30  1  184  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE
 THE BRIDE 45-4180            32  15  1  184  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496        45  32     177  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 RINDEL 29-5346               34  27     170  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 GAD 18-9239                  33  28  1  152  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JOSH 18-9109                 23  17     150  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148          37  17     143  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
-LORD EXETER 81-932           31  19  1  141  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
 WALLI WEEBLE 21-6935         32  21     139  NOMADIC TRIBE (310)        SUNSET
 PINCH BLISTER 18-9859        33  30     138  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623   26  24  1  119  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
-ARIOCH 81-996                28  29  3  116  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE
 FAN ZHEN 81-1288             24  15  2  108  DARQUE AGES (335)          SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BEDDER 18-10043              24  11  2  100  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LHISSON 29-5456              31  32      83  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499      25  15  1   71  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
-BUZZ 83-155                  15   9      70  OLLIS HEROES (387)         TELORINTHE
 JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554       32  19      40  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116     44  35      36  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

No telling what happens to the throne, with warriors transferring in and out of Storm
Rock...

     This is true.

Another 0-fer for me last turn puts me at the bottom of the ranks! -- Assur

     Nowhere to go but up!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JOSH was bested by ALMOST PRETTY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
FOUR OF SPADES vanquished HEINRIK in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
MOIST TOWELETTE demolished THE BRIDE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RINDEL was devastated by ZEVRAN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
FROO-FROO overpowered GRATH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
DELAWARE RUN won victory over DOMINATRIX in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
SHINY PENNY was beaten by EVANGELION in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory brawl.
PINCH BLISTER was overcome by GAD in a action packed 5 minute gruesome melee.
FAN ZHEN was vanquished by ZORRO, THE GAY BLADE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WALLI WEEBLE won victory over VIRGINIA, NO SANTA in a popular 3 minute fight.
RAGGEDY ANN narrowly defeated EVIL INPUTTER in a popular 2 minute gory melee.
LHISSON was demolished by BEDDER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JELLO KNUCKLES overcame RIRORNI SOLDIER in a exciting 2 minute contest.
THE HYPHEN-DASH savagely defeated CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a popular 2 minute brawl.
1977 AMC MATADOR was handily defeated by ALASTARIAN DESERTER in a 4 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -   6 -  0      76  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  10 -  2      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  23 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  18 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  27 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn  20 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234     73  43  3  206 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430    58  42  4  228 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
SLASHING ATTACK  FROO-FROO 18-9589          49  33  4  222 CENTER FOR OLDS (364)
BASHING ATTACK   DELAWARE RUN 42-4400       86  56  5  220 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EVANGELION 59-2340         27  21  1  217 IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)
AIMED BLOW       ZEVRAN 81-1258             30  31  1  194 OF WOLF AND MAN (343)
TOTAL PARRY      GRATH 81-581               36  20  1  184 OF WOLF AND MAN (343)
WALL OF STEEL    ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496      45  32  0  177 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 18-9239                33  28  1  152 SHEPHERDS (359)

The overall popularity leader is SHINY PENNY 32-3789.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SHINY PENNY 32-3789.  The ten other most popular fighters were VIRGINIA, NO 
SANTA 65-6623, EVANGELION 59-2340, GAD 18-9239, DELAWARE RUN 42-4400, THE HYPHEN-DASH 
42-4499, FROO-FROO 18-9589, PINCH BLISTER 18-9859, JOSH 18-9109, DOMINATRIX 81-583, 
and ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496.

The least popular fighter this week was LHISSON 29-5456.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FAN ZHEN 81-1288, THE BRIDE 45-4180, HEINRIK 81-1257, GRATH 81-581, 
RINDEL 29-5346, 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116, BEDDER 18-10043, RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148, 
ZEVRAN 81-1258, and MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TALCAMA(18)          3  2 0  ARVAT(32)            0  1 0  ILLIS(59)            1  0 0  
SUNSET(21)           1  0 0  RODEKI(42)           6  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        0  1 0  
LAPUR(29)            0  2 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  1 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      1  4 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FROO-FROO 18-9589           49  33  4  222  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 WALLI WEEBLE 21-6935        32  21  0  139  NOMADIC TRIBE (310)        SUNSET
 RINDEL 29-5346              34  27  0  170  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         63 117  2  199  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234      73  43  3  206  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 THE BRIDE 45-4180           32  15  1  184  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 EVANGELION 59-2340          27  21  1  217  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623  26  24  1  119  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 DOMINATRIX 81-583           31  22  3  196  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE