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Date   : 08/28/2012    Duedate: 09/10/2012

STORM ROCK ARENA

DM 107    TURN 29

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 COLOR ME SUA 42/365  168   99   2 62.9      DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/334
    CENTER FOR OLDS 18/364                    4 MID EARTH 29/316      42   52   0 44.7
  2 DARQUE AGES 81/335    55   45   1 55.0      YAMA BUSHI 30/317
    DARQUE FORCES 31/318                        CLAN LONGBEARD 81/374
    DARQUE FORCES 45/348                      5 END 13/298            41   75   1 35.3
    IMPROVED ILLUSION 59/349                    SHEPHERDS 18/359
  3-VIKINGS 10/355        37   38   0 49.3      FOUND IN THE SAND 32/360
    SENTINELS 7/354                             GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS 65/361
    NOMADIC TRIBE 21/310

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

                                King of Primus 2012
                                ===================

Who:

     Sixteen of the top teams and managers in Primus!
     Each team must consist of 5 warriors of each of a *different* style.
     A team may consist of one or more managers, and each manager can belong to only
one team.
     Managers who are able to field 5 warriors of different styles for themselves are
STRONLY encouraged to do so.  But for those that can't, combination teams are
definitely allowed.  Management reserves the right to veto any combination teams
deemed "overpowered".  (Unlikely but you never know.)

What:

     The King of Primus is a bracket-style competition where teams of 5 warriors
fight against each other in a match-play like system.
     Teams will be seeded 1-16 based on the AVERAGE rank in Primus of their warriors.
(As of turn 594)  Warriors MUST be listed in the Turn 594 Newsletter in order to be
eligible for the competition.  In case of ties in average rank, ties will be broken
by the ranking of the highest warrior.
     Then each team will have a ranking of 1-5 based on their ranking in Primus.  (As
of turn 594)  During match play, The #1 warrior from Team A will match up with the #1
warrior from Team B, the #2 Team A warrior will match up with the #2 warrior from
Team B, and so forth.  Warrior rankings will remain static throughout the competition
as will manager seedings.
     The King of Primus will be the one team that goes 4-0.  Even though the contest
is single elimination to determine the winner, there will be a consolation round and
everyone will have 4 matches--in the end everyone will have the opportunity to play 4
matches and find out where their stable really ranks in Primus!

When:

     The contest will take place starting on Primus Turn 596.  It will run for 4
turns ending in Turn 599.  However, remember that your warriors must be listed in the
594 newsletter to be eligible and it's not a bad idea to climb up high in the
rankings now to earn as high a seed as you can.
     In case more than 16 teams sign up, Turn 595 will the "play in" round, where
teams seeded on the lower end of the bracket will compete for the right to enter the
competition.  The number of teams who need to compete in the "play-in" round will be
determined on the number of teams who enter the competition.  For example, if 18
teams sign up, then the 15th seed will play the 18th seed and the 16th seed will play
the 17th seed for the right to enter the main bracket.  (Similar to how it works in
March Madness)

How:

     To enter, you can sign up in this thread, write an ad in the 102 newsletter or
PM/Email Manager with the following information.  The Name(s) of managers on a team,
the 5 warriors with ID#s of your team, the style of your warriors, and what warrior
you want to select for a possible Royal Court Selection.  (See prize section)

Example:

Manager's Team
---------------
1. Bonnie (29-2780) (AB)
2. Weird Head Boy (63-2216) (LU) *
3. Koji Shikeru (40-2619) (SL)
4. Skyfire (37-2065) (PL)
5. Patience (1-2619) (TP)

* Denotes Royal Court Prize Pick

     Since the contest takes place in the arena, you'll have to read the newsletter
and the forums to figure out who you're going to match up against.  We'll post all
the managers and teams before the contest begins as well to make it easier.

Prizes:

     The winner of the competition will be named the King of Primus!!!  As a winner,
you get to control the fate of the arena for a very special Turn 600!  The Winner of
the contest can select two "decrees" from a list of items that will effect how Primus
plays out on it's historic Turn 600!

They are:
==========
- Rename the Arena for 1 turn
- Have a non-automated spy report written.
- Increase/Decrease the Skill Learning for the turn
- Increase/Decrease the Training % for the turn.
- Increase/Decrease the Kill Percentage for the turn.
- No Challenges and/or Avoids
- Bring back the Defend Gate Challenge for a turn
- Have an NPC Match-Up Week!

-If you have other ideas, the commission may consider it, but will have the right to
refuse.

     As the King of Primus, you also get the first member of your Royal Court!  When
entering a team, each team who participates must designate one of their warriors to
be in the "twin pool."  (No DYOs or roll-up altering warriors allowed.)  After
winning, one warrior will be drawn from the pool at RANDOM, and you will have the
option to be able to "twin" that warrior's numbers and stick him on an existing team
(no-tourney arenas not allowed) if you so desire.  Consider carefully your odds of
winning when choosing a warrior to donate to the Royal Court.
     You may opt out if you desire--but if you win, you don't get this part of the
prize.
     The Consolation Champion (9th place) gets 5 Team Roll-Ups.
     For everyone else, there is an exciting Consolation Prize Pool to keep everyone
motivated to finish high as possible.  There are 16 items in the Consolation Prize
Pool--one of each item.  First place gets his first choice of item in the pool,
second place gets the 2nd choice and so on, and whoever finishes last gets his choice
of remaining items.  Here are the items in the Consolation Prize Pool:

Consolation Prize Pool
=======================
     +1 Init Potion -- Adds 1 Init to your base.  Can't be used to create an out of
bounds warrior.
     +1 Riposte Potion -- Adds 1 to your Riposte base.  Can't be used to create an
out of bounds warrior.
     +1 Decise Potion -- Adds 1 to your Decise Base.  Can't be used to create an out
of bounds warrior.
     +1 Parry Potion -- Adds 1 to your Parry Base.  Can't be used to create an out of
bounds warrior.
     Morning Star Potion -- Give any Primus warrior the favorite weapon of a Morning
Star!
     1 Free Name Change -- Change the name of any of your warriors for free!
     +2 Cool -- Add 2 to your warrior's cool!  You can't increase Cool by ANY OTHER
MEANS without using this potion!
     Decise Tactic Potion -- Give your favorite primus warrior the Decise Tactic as
his favorite tactic!
     Parry Tactic Potion -- Give your favorite primus warrior the Parry Tactic as a
favorite tactic!
     -11 Losses Potion -- Subtract 11 losses from your Primus Team record as you make
a quest for #1!
     Right-Handedness Potion -- Plan ahead!  There are going to be 33 new ambi
warriors out there and everyone is going to be aiming for the Left Arm!  Now make
your left handed warriors Right Handed!
     +2 Kills Potion -- Add 2 kills to your Primus team record with this prize!
     Rank Anywhere Prize -- Change the Primus ranking of any of your warriors from #2
to last place!
     One of TMM's Leftover Team Roll-Ups:  One of TMM's throwaway roll-ups will be
sent to you in old-fashioned diplo format!  (Can be autographed if you desire.)  As
the game's most TC winning manager, there might be some decent stuff in his trash!
     +16 FE Prize -- Add 16 FE to one of your Primus warriors!  That next FE bonus is
even closer!
     Race-Changing Prize -- Change the race of one of your Primus warriors to an
existing or even a new race!
     Alternate Reality Prize -- Take any of your Primus warriors and roll-him up 5x!
You will get 5 character overview sheets back!  You don't actually get to keep the
warriors, but you may view how your warrior might have looked like in another
reality.
     Riposte Favorite Learn -- Change the favorite learn of any of your Primus
warriors to Riposte!

     With the exception of the name change, all warrior modification prizes must be
used on a Primus warrior that you own.
     In addition, everyone who makes it to the main bracket gets an official "King of
Primus Facebook Participant Badge!"  Now all of your friends will know you are an
elite Primus manager.  (Even if you lost 5-0 in the first round!)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Here we are, and we, ah, me, mostly, I've got to move things along a little
faster, because it seems possible that Storm Rock will live up to its name any time
now.  The predictors think we might catch the edge of some serious storm, and even
the edge of a storm is a matter to take seriously.
     So, today.  A salute to Assurnasirbanipal, who has a stylemaster in personals
writing.  Way to go!
     Twelve fights, two challenges, three standbys.
     Heinrik gained twenty-five points and a date with a Venomous Concubine.
     Rindel lost fifteen points and may end up washing dishes tonight.
     Four of Spades was most challenged, nobody was most avoided.

     1977 AMC MATADOR (42-4116) (49-38-0,29) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought R.O.U.S. (107-
4) (0-0-0,50) of More Imported Standbys.  1977 AMC MATADOR was viciously subdued by
R.O.U.S. in an exciting 3 minute contest.  Gotta watch out for the rats, they'll do
ANYTHING to get off a sinking ship.
     JELLO KNUCKLES (42-4554) (34-25-0,58) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought UNEMPLOYED PERSON
(107-5) (0-0-0,70) of More Imported Standbys.  JELLO KNUCKLES was subdued by
UNEMPLOYED PERSON in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.  Every wonder why this Person
isn't Employed as a regular gladiator?  There's a story in that.
     JOSH (18-9109) (23-25-0,119) of SHEPHERDS fought LHISSON (29-5456) (36-35-0,127)
of MID EARTH.  JOSH overpowered LHISSON in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.  Those
who challenge shrewdly, win fights.  Okay, Josh didn't challenge.  Sue me.  Random
matches are hard to talk about.
     RAGGEDY ANN (45-4148) (43-19-0,179) of DARQUE FORCES fought BEDDER (18-10043)
(25-18-2,145) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  RAGGEDY ANN unbelievably bested BEDDER in a
popular 6 minute gory duel.  I had no trouble believing it.

     EVANGELION (59-2340) (30-26-1,177) of IMPROVED ILLUSION fought PINCH BLISTER
(18-9859) (36-35-0,164) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  EVANGELION vanquished PINCH BLISTER in
an action packed 7 minute gory uneven duel.  An illusionary blister, perhaps?
     FAN ZHEN (81-1288) (28-19-2,188) of DARQUE AGES fought ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL
(107-28) (0-0-0,200) of More Imported Standbys.  FAN ZHEN was unbelievably bested by
ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a 2 minute competition.  Well, it IS what arenamasters are
supposed to do.
     DELAWARE RUN (42-4400) (92-58-5,204) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought SHINY PENNY (32-
3789) (66-122-2,192) of FOUND IN THE SAND.  DELAWARE RUN overpowered SHINY PENNY in a
1 minute one-sided struggle.  And probably spent it foolishly, too.
     RINDEL (29-5346) (38-31-0,187) of MID EARTH fought THE HYPHEN-DASH (42-4499)
(31-17-1,160) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  RINDEL was viciously subdued by THE HYPHEN-DASH in
a 2 minute gruesome brawl.  Does this mean that Rindel was dashed to the ground?
     FROO-FROO (18-9589) (57-33-4,325) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought HEINRIK (81-1257)
(36-35-1,196) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  FROO-FROO was devastated by HEINRIK in an exciting
1 minute one-sided fight.  This one WAS a surprise.  Caught the bookies with their
cash down on the wrong name.  Ha!

The challenges:
     VIRGINIA, NO SANTA (65-6623) (28-30-1,149) of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS challenged
ALMOST PRETTY (42-4496) (51-34-0,163) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  Up 14.  VIRGINIA, NO SANTA
was demolished by ALMOST PRETTY in a 1 minute Challenge melee.  No Santa for you
today, Virginia.
     GAD (18-9239) (35-34-1,196) of SHEPHERDS challenged FOUR OF SPADES (42-4234)
(80-44-3,252) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  Up 56.  GAD was devastated by FOUR OF SPADES in a 2
minute mismatched Challenge fight.  A bold challenge, and I can only hope that the
skills were good.

For the title:
     MOIST TOWELETTE (42-4430) (66-42-4,338) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought THE BRIDE (45-
4180) (37-18-1,220) of DARQUE FORCES.  MOIST TOWELETTE slimly won victory over THE
BRIDE in a 2 minute Title brawl.  Only a "slim" victory, huh?  Maybe the Bride will
try again and win.  But for today, congratulations to both contestants.

                                       Larkin

CHAMPION OF THE HORN           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430      67  42  4  354  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234       81  44  3  263  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 HEINRIK 81-1257              37  35  1  221  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DELAWARE RUN 42-4400         93  58  5  212  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE BRIDE 45-4180            37  19  1  202  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 GAD 18-9239                  35  35  1  196  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789          66 123  2  193  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
-OBROJOBO 7-5869              28  24  1  193  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 FROO-FROO 18-9589            57  34  4  189  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 FAN ZHEN 81-1288             28  20  2  189  DARQUE AGES (335)          SHADOWSPIRE
 EVANGELION 59-2340           31  26  1  188  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS
 THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499      32  17  1  184  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148          44  19     182  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-AZAGHAL 81-1223              28  26     176  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
 RINDEL 29-5346               38  32     172  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496        52  34     170  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
-WALLI WEEBLE 21-6935         36  24     166  NOMADIC TRIBE (310)        SUNSET
 PINCH BLISTER 18-9859        36  36     159  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BEDDER 18-10043              25  19  2  150  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623   28  31  1  148  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 JOSH 18-9109                 24  25     135  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 LHISSON 29-5456              36  36     113  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554       34  26      56  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116     49  39      29  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

Delaware Run -- What happened to the great favorite weapon experiment?  I liked it
much better when there were multiple ways for me to beat you. -- Shiny Penny

Suave -- You can thank me later as I continue to cement your position on top.  I
accept cash. -- Assur

Pinch Blister -- Nothing about you is pleasant. -- Virginia

Walli / Raggedy -- Please, no encore. -- Assur

Four of Spades -- I don't know why my teammate doesn't like you.  I find our fights
pleasantly rewarding. -- Gad

Lhisson -- Good win. -- Josh

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GAD was devastated by FOUR OF SPADES in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA was demolished by ALMOST PRETTY in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
MOIST TOWELETTE slimly won victory over THE BRIDE in a 2 minute Title brawl.
FROO-FROO was devastated by HEINRIK in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
RINDEL was viciously subdued by THE HYPHEN-DASH in a 2 minute gruesome brawl.
DELAWARE RUN overpowered SHINY PENNY in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
FAN ZHEN was unbelievably bested by ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a 2 minute competition.
EVANGELION vanquished PINCH BLISTER in a action packed 7 minute gory uneven duel.
RAGGEDY ANN unbelievably bested BEDDER in a popular 6 minute gory duel.
JOSH overpowered LHISSON in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
JELLO KNUCKLES was subdued by UNEMPLOYED PERSON in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
1977 AMC MATADOR was viciously subdued by R.O.U.S. in a exciting 3 minute contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  19 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  25 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  20 -  0      26  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn  29 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430    67  42  4  354 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
LUNGING ATTACK   FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234     81  44  3  263 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
BASHING ATTACK   DELAWARE RUN 42-4400       93  58  5  212 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 18-9239                35  35  1  196 SHEPHERDS (359)
SLASHING ATTACK  FROO-FROO 18-9589          57  34  4  189 CENTER FOR OLDS (364)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EVANGELION 59-2340         31  26  1  188 IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)
TOTAL PARRY      RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148        44  19  0  182 DARQUE FORCES (348)
WALL OF STEEL    ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496      52  34  0  170 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
AIMED BLOW       JOSH 18-9109               24  25  0  135 SHEPHERDS (359)

The overall popularity leader is SHINY PENNY 32-3789.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BEDDER 18-10043.  The ten other most popular fighters were FAN ZHEN 81-1288, 
EVANGELION 59-2340, RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148, FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234, MOIST TOWELETTE 
42-4430, PINCH BLISTER 18-9859, THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499, JOSH 18-9109, ALMOST PRETTY 
42-4496, and THE BRIDE 45-4180.

The least popular fighter this week was SHINY PENNY 32-3789.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RINDEL 29-5346, JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554, LHISSON 29-5456, 
FROO-FROO 18-9589, GAD 18-9239, 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116, DELAWARE RUN 42-4400, 
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623, HEINRIK 81-1257, and THE BRIDE 45-4180.

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

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GAD 18-9239                 35  35  1  196  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 RINDEL 29-5346              38  32  0  172  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         66 123  2  193  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430     67  42  4  354  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 THE BRIDE 45-4180           37  19  1  202  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 EVANGELION 59-2340          31  26  1  188  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623  28  31  1  148  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 HEINRIK 81-1257             37  35  1  221  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE