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Date   : 05/22/2012    Duedate: 06/04/2012

STORM ROCK ARENA

DM 107    TURN 22

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 COLOR ME SUA 42/365  123   74   2 62.4      FIVE MOUSEKETEERS 32/380
    CENTER FOR OLDS 18/364                      WARRIORS OF STEEL 43/383
  2 DARQUE AGES 81/335    39   33   1 54.2      GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/321
    DARQUE FORCES 31/318                      4 VIKINGS 10/355        28   33   0 45.9
    DARQUE FORCES 45/348                        SENTINELS 7/354
    IMPROVED ILLUSION 59/349                    NOMADIC TRIBE 21/310
  3-HEROES 33/381        367  316   3 53.7      DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/334
    MY PETS 9/378                             5 OF WOLF AND  81/343   39   47   1 45.3
    RHYME TYME 55/385                         6 MID EARTH 29/316      33   40   0 45.2
    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            36   52   1 40.9
    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

     Fine, Larkin.  I'll admit the lackluster performance of my adversaries has been
discouragingly uninspiring, but I'll take this opportunity to point out how my fight
against Evangelion transpired.  Let me think for a moment...

     I arrived at the arena with my favorite longsword and an extra shortspear.
Y'know, I can't be too cautious, especially considering my ridiculous power could
cause the sword to entirely impale Eve and break against the wall behind him.  It's
not easy being so strong, but I make do.
     In case you didn't check around, Eve's a parry-ripper.  Kinda short.  Also kinda
short on the parry, unless she was protecting some of her interior organs with her
throat and right arm.  Sorry, I'm getting ahead of myself.  She looked like some kind
of reptile with a couple knitting needles and a shield.  Again, I'd've thought the
shield might have done a better job parrying, but to each their own.
     She saluted me, I returned the courtesy, and jumped to my right.  In my younger
days, I might have hokey-pokeyed back, but I grow weary of wasted time and
opportunities.  Rather, I leaped into one of my trademark incredible flesh-splitters
and nailed her neck.  She complimented me, and while I respect her eye for
recognizing greatness, she might have been better served by lifting her shield.
Another flesh-splitter devastated her right arm, and she quit.
     Somewhere in those short twenty seconds, she learned five skills from me.  I'm
such a giver.  Meanwhile, my workout wasn't enough to break out a sweat.  Oh well.

Next?

-- Four of Spades

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     My thanks, Four of Spades, I didn't know whether anybody even read this stuff.
Glad you do.
     Today we have:  sixteen fights, four with standbys, six with challenges.  No
overlap in that.  Center for Olds was most avoided, with Nomadic Tribe avoiding them
most.  Naturally!  Delaware Run got the most challenges.

The fights:
     THE HYPHEN-DASH (42-4499) (26-15-1,87) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought UNEMPLOYED
PERSON (107-5) (0-0-0,70) of Fine Imported Standbys.  THE HYPHEN-DASH overpowered
UNEMPLOYED PERSON in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.  No great mystery in this one.
     1977 AMC MATADOR (42-4116) (45-35-0,45) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought ALASTARIAN
DESERTER (107-1) (0-0-0,30) of Fine Imported Standbys.  1977 AMC MATADOR was savagely
defeated by ALASTARIAN DESERTER in a 4 minute struggle.  Oops!  That's got to be
embarrassing for the Matador.  Four minutes, and a loss?  But this kind of stuff
happens, an off day for a warrior, a standby who just had a fight with his wife, and
whammo!
     LHISSON (29-5456) (31-33-0,70) of MID EARTH fought JELLO KNUCKLES (42-4554) (32-
20-0,43) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  LHISSON handily defeated JELLO KNUCKLES in a 1 minute
uneven fight.  I wouldn't have considered this a surprise, so I don't know why Jello
got the raspberries for Least Popular today.  Not that there's anything wrong with
raspberries, they are excellent with cream.  Or, I suppose, raspberry jello.
     PINCH BLISTER (18-9859) (34-30-0,140) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought RAGGEDY ANN (45-
4148) (37-18-0,136) of DARQUE FORCES.  PINCH BLISTER was luckily beaten by RAGGEDY
ANN in a popular 4 minute bloody brawl.  If it takes four minutes and is decided by a
lucky stroke at the end, that suggests that these two are well matched.  Make a note
of that, eh?

     AZAGHAL (81-1223) (25-24-0,140) of DRAGONBANE GUILD fought BEDDER (18-10043)
(24-12-2,100) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  AZAGHAL unbelievably bested BEDDER in an exciting
2 minute contest.  Why, exactly, was this hard to believe?  By the visible evidence
here, and we know there are no hidden tourney fights, Azaghal had the edge.  Well,
probably still has it, but that's a problem for next time.
     RINDEL (29-5346) (35-27-0,174) of MID EARTH fought VIRGINIA, NO SANTA (65-6623)
(26-25-1,121) of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS.  RINDEL demolished VIRGINIA, NO SANTA in a 2
minute mismatched match.  More than once I've wondered how the handicapper picks the
matches.  You'd think, well, I would think, that something better balanced could have 
been found.  Not that *I* want to do it, talk about a thankless job!
     HEINRIK (81-1257) (33-31-1,178) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought THE BLACKSMITH (107-22)
(0-0-0,181) of Fine Imported Standbys.  HEINRIK savagely defeated THE BLACKSMITH in a
popular 2 minute gory melee.  Not a bad piece of work on Heinrik's part, and the fans
voted him Most Popular today on the strength of it.
     OBROJOBO (7-5869) (25-22-1,195) of SENTINELS fought GAD (18-9239) (34-28-1,168)
of SHEPHERDS.  OBROJOBO lost to GAD in a popular 1 minute fight.  This was the fight
with the biggest point movements today, Gad up 22, Obrojobo down 16.  Gad is our top
parry-lunger.  And just in passing, I note that there is still no parry-striker
listed here.  Is there one headed our way, or do we need to go out and scour the
arenas for a candidate?
     FROO-FROO (18-9589) (50-33-4,237) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought GOJIRO (107-31) (0-
0-0,220) of Fine Imported Standbys.  FROO-FROO vanquished GOJIRO in an action packed
1 minute one-sided duel.  Clearly, this is no day to be a standby.  Losing right and
left.  Froo-Froo is our top slasher.

The challenges:
     JOSH (18-9109) (23-18-0,150) of SHEPHERDS challenged ALMOST PRETTY (42-4496)
(45-33-0,140) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  Down 10.  JOSH was bested by ALMOST PRETTY in a 1
minute Challenge competition.  That extra experience, I suppose.  Plus that Almost is
Ms. Slice-and-Dice, aka the top wall of steel.
     LORD EXETER (81-932) (32-19-1,165) of DRAGONBANE GUILD challenged GRATH (81-581)
(36-21-1,175) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Up 10.  LORD EXETER viciously subdued GRATH in a
crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.  Only three minutes, when Grath is our Mr.
Impervious or top total parry?
     FAN ZHEN (81-1288) (25-15-2,158) of DARQUE AGES challenged WALLI WEEBLE (21-
6935) (32-22-0,134) of NOMADIC TRIBE.  Down 24.  FAN ZHEN overpowered WALLI WEEBLE in
a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  The fans were shouting that Walli should
change his name to Wobble, but this is unfair.  Anyone can have an off day.
     EVANGELION (59-2340) (27-22-1,198) of IMPROVED ILLUSION challenged MOIST
TOWELETTE (42-4430) (59-42-4,237) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  Up 39.  EVANGELION was
demolished by MOIST TOWELETTE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  Who would've
thought that Evangelion's face could be just... wiped off?  Moist was the top
striker, and Evangelion the rippingest parry-riposte.
     SHINY PENNY (32-3789) (64-117-2,208) of FOUND IN THE SAND challenged DELAWARE
RUN (42-4400) (87-56-5,236) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  Up 28.  I think.  My mind blurred for
a moment there.  SHINY PENNY lost to DELAWARE RUN in an action packed 1 minute
Challenge battle.  Delaware is the top basher, but Shiny is the overall popularity
leader.  There's more than one kind of fame.
     THE BRIDE (45-4180) (32-16-1,186) of DARQUE FORCES challenged ZEVRAN (81-1258)
(30-32-1,190) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  Up 4.  THE BRIDE devastated ZEVRAN in a 1 minute
mismatched Challenge fight.  And this despite the fact that Zevran is Mr. Accuracy,
the supreme aimed blow here today.  Unless, of course, the Commission clerks have
screwed something up in the style-masters list.

For the title:
     FOUR OF SPADES (42-4234) (74-43-3,220) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought DOMINATRIX (81-
583) (31-23-3,192) of OF WOLF AND MAN.  FOUR OF SPADES was overpowered by DOMINATRIX
in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.  Congratulations to Dominatrix, our top lunger.

                                       Larkin

CHAMPION OF THE HORN           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DOMINATRIX 81-583            32  23  3  223  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430      60  42  4  252  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 FROO-FROO 18-9589            51  33  4  248  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 DELAWARE RUN 42-4400         88  56  5  242  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789          64 118  2  203  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 THE BRIDE 45-4180            33  16  1  198  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 EVANGELION 59-2340           27  23  1  194  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS
 GAD 18-9239                  35  28  1  190  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234       74  44  3  188  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 HEINRIK 81-1257              34  31  1  188  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE
 LORD EXETER 81-932           33  19  1  186  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
 ZEVRAN 81-1258               30  33  1  182  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 RINDEL 29-5346               36  27     176  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 GRATH 81-581                 36  22  1  170  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE
 FAN ZHEN 81-1288             26  15  2  170  DARQUE AGES (335)          SHADOWSPIRE
 ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496        46  33     153  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148          38  18     145  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 JOSH 18-9109                 23  19     143  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 PINCH BLISTER 18-9859        34  31     141  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 WALLI WEEBLE 21-6935         32  23     133  NOMADIC TRIBE (310)        SUNSET
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623   26  26  1  127  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BEDDER 18-10043              24  13  2  100  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499      27  15  1   94  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LHISSON 29-5456              32  33      80  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
-ZIGGY PIKE 81-1487           16  20      68  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
 JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554       32  21      40  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116     45  36      33  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

Pinch Blister -- The only surprise was how long Virginia lasted. -- Assur

Walli -- Apparently weebles can fall down. -- Gad

     They're famous for it, and then they spring back up.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE BRIDE devastated ZEVRAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SHINY PENNY lost to DELAWARE RUN in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
EVANGELION was demolished by MOIST TOWELETTE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FAN ZHEN overpowered WALLI WEEBLE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LORD EXETER viciously subdued GRATH in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.
JOSH was bested by ALMOST PRETTY in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
FOUR OF SPADES was overpowered by DOMINATRIX in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
FROO-FROO vanquished GOJIRO in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
OBROJOBO lost to GAD in a popular 1 minute fight.
HEINRIK savagely defeated THE BLACKSMITH in a popular 2 minute gory melee.
RINDEL demolished VIRGINIA, NO SANTA in a 2 minute mismatched match.
AZAGHAL unbelievably bested BEDDER in a exciting 2 minute contest.
PINCH BLISTER was luckily beaten by RAGGEDY ANN in a popular 4 minute bloody brawl.
LHISSON handily defeated JELLO KNUCKLES in a 1 minute uneven fight.
1977 AMC MATADOR was savagely defeated by ALASTARIAN DESERTER in a 4 minute struggle.
THE HYPHEN-DASH overpowered UNEMPLOYED PERSON in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -   8 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -   9 -  0      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  14 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  24 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  29 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn  22 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        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DOMINATRIX 81-583          32  23  3  223 OF WOLF AND MAN (343)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430    60  42  4  252 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
SLASHING ATTACK  FROO-FROO 18-9589          51  33  4  248 CENTER FOR OLDS (364)
BASHING ATTACK   DELAWARE RUN 42-4400       88  56  5  242 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EVANGELION 59-2340         27  23  1  194 IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 18-9239                35  28  1  190 SHEPHERDS (359)
AIMED BLOW       ZEVRAN 81-1258             30  33  1  182 OF WOLF AND MAN (343)
TOTAL PARRY      GRATH 81-581               36  22  1  170 OF WOLF AND MAN (343)
WALL OF STEEL    ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496      46  33  0  153 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)

The overall popularity leader is SHINY PENNY 32-3789.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HEINRIK 81-1257.  The ten other most popular fighters were LORD EXETER 
81-932, BEDDER 18-10043, PINCH BLISTER 18-9859, MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430, FAN ZHEN 
81-1288, DELAWARE RUN 42-4400, FROO-FROO 18-9589, RINDEL 29-5346, AZAGHAL 81-1223, 
and GRATH 81-581.

The least popular fighter this week was JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZEVRAN 81-1258, FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234, ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496, 
JOSH 18-9109, WALLI WEEBLE 21-6935, EVANGELION 59-2340, RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148, SHINY 
PENNY 32-3789, THE BRIDE 45-4180, and LHISSON 29-5456.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  ARVAT(32)            0  1 0  ILLIS(59)            0  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          2  3 0  RODEKI(42)           4  3 0  DAL SHANG(65)        0  1 0  
SUNSET(21)           0  1 0  STORMCROWE(45)       2  0 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      5  2 0  
LAPUR(29)            2  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FROO-FROO 18-9589           51  33  4  248  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 WALLI WEEBLE 21-6935        32  23  0  133  NOMADIC TRIBE (310)        SUNSET
 RINDEL 29-5346              36  27  0  176  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         64 118  2  203  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430     60  42  4  252  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 THE BRIDE 45-4180           33  16  1  198  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 EVANGELION 59-2340          27  23  1  194  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623  26  26  1  127  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 DOMINATRIX 81-583           32  23  3  223  OF WOLF AND MAN (343)      SHADOWSPIRE