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Date   : 10/23/2012    Duedate: 11/05/2012

STORM ROCK ARENA

DM 107    TURN 33

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 COLOR ME SUA 42/365  195  112   2 63.5      DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/334
    CENTER FOR OLDS 18/364                    4 MID EARTH 29/316      47   59   0 44.3
  2 DARQUE AGES 81/335    63   53   2 54.3      YAMA BUSHI 30/317
    DARQUE FORCES 31/318                        CLAN LONGBEARD 81/374
    DARQUE FORCES 45/348                      5 END 13/298            47   85   1 35.6
    IMPROVED ILLUSION 59/349                    SHEPHERDS 18/359
  3 VIKINGS 10/355        40   47   0 46.0      FOUND IN THE SAND 32/360
    SENTINELS 7/354                             GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS 65/361
    NOMADIC TRIBE 21/310

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

Hello, Storm Rockians!

     Not exactly sure what to talk about in this column.  I know the importance of
addressing the masses, but I'm at a loss concerning the content.  Motivational
speeches are not my thing.  If this were a regular arena, I might be able to talk
about my impending graduation.  Sadly, I'm nowhere near any sort of milestone or
notable achievement.  :::big sigh:::
     I guess I can tell you a little bit about me.  I started life in Illis, born and
raised on that Delarquan island.  I spent most of my time in the arena fighting
warriors managed by Crip and Jorja with a few sprinkled in there and there from
Tripwire and Bobby Bigfoot.  I made it off of one island just to end up on another
after graduation.  I left Illis with a 17-15-1 record, which means thus far, my ADM
career has been kinder to me (four more fights will tell the whole story).
     Well, that is it for now I guess.  Hopefully, I'll get the opportunity to write
another one next turn.  Oh, I guess it is of note to say I am only Darque's second
Champion at this level.  The other one was many years ago in Crysalis.  It is the
small victories...

Keeper of the Horn

Evangelion

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     So, here we are, the leaves are changing colors, the air is getting colder, we
have fights, personals, and a Champion's column, what more can we ask?
     The Unknown Spymaster says that Josh got the most points, and Heinrik lost the
most, same fight, twenty-five points each.  How can he tell?  He's got a bag over his
head.  Good thing, too, he's ugly and he dresses funny.
     He says that Darque Forces was Most Avoided, and Nomadic Tribe avoided them the
most.  I say he's making it up.  I looked at the files, and nobody is listed as
having avoided anybody.  When the arena's this small, there's no point in it.
     He also implies that Gad got the most challenges, which, again, I think he's
just making up.  All the challenges were issued BY Gad and his teammates, not against
'em.
     We had thirteen fights, three challenges, two standbys, and no deaths of any
kind.  This'll do to go on with.

     JELLO KNUCKLES (42-4554) (36-27-0,44) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought CAPTURED PIRATE
KING (107-2) (0-0-0,30) of Fine Imported Standbys.  JELLO KNUCKLES subdued CAPTURED
PIRATE KING in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.  I should hope so!  This particular
Pirate King was imported especially for your duelling pleasure from Giduina in the
Fenarachan Isles.
     1977 AMC MATADOR (42-4116) (52-39-0,77) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought RIRORNI SOLDIER
(107-3) (0-0-0,30) of Fine Imported Standbys.  1977 AMC MATADOR demolished RIRORNI
SOLDIER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.  Easy work, but this Rirorni Soldier
was a new recruit.  If he lasts, he should get better and be promoted to some more
substantial position.
     BEDDER (18-10043) (26-21-2,142) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought FAN ZHEN (81-1288)
(28-23-2,139) of DARQUE AGES.  BEDDER was beaten by FAN ZHEN in an exciting 1 minute
fight.  Close, very close.
     LHISSON (29-5456) (38-37-0,155) of MID EARTH fought AZAGHAL (81-1223) (28-28-
0,180) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  LHISSON beat AZAGHAL in a 2 minute melee.  Aha!  A bit
of an upset here.  That'll make the bookies wild!
     THE HYPHEN-DASH (42-4499) (33-19-1,180) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought RAGGEDY ANN
(45-4148) (46-20-0,178) of DARQUE FORCES.  THE HYPHEN-DASH was unbelievably bested by
RAGGEDY ANN in a popular 6 minute duel.  What is there not to believe?

     HEINRIK (81-1257) (37-38-1,193) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought JOSH (18-9109) (25-27-
0,163) of SHEPHERDS.  HEINRIK was vanquished by JOSH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
Another bookie-teasing upset.  Actually, I like to see the bookies get upset.  It
serves 'em right.  They're parasites.
     RINDEL (29-5346) (40-33-0,186) of MID EARTH fought FROO-FROO (18-9589) (59-35-
4,198) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  RINDEL was handily defeated by FROO-FROO in a 1 minute
uneven melee.  Half-strangled by the feather boa, from what I could see.
     OBROJOBO (7-5869) (29-25-1,204) of SENTINELS fought PINCH BLISTER (18-9859) (37-
38-0,168) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  OBROJOBO overcame PINCH BLISTER in a 2 minute fight.
But I note that it was not "uneven," so Pinch might have some tricks to come back
with.
     THE BRIDE (45-4180) (38-21-2,252) of DARQUE FORCES fought MOIST TOWELETTE (42-
4430) (69-43-4,208) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  THE BRIDE was vanquished by MOIST TOWELETTE
in an exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.  "Exciting" is putting it mildly!  When
Moist chased the Bride around the arena, waving his towelette, well, I couldn't look
away!

The challenges:
     VIRGINIA, NO SANTA (65-6623) (28-34-1,150) of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS challenged
ALMOST PRETTY (42-4496) (55-34-0,179) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  Up 29.  VIRGINIA, NO SANTA
was vanquished by ALMOST PRETTY in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.  I can't be sure from
up here in the spy reporter's box, but it seems to me that Almost looks prettier when
she wins.
     GAD (18-9239) (35-38-1,199) of SHEPHERDS challenged FOUR OF SPADES (42-4234)
(84-44-3,292) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  Up some insane amount.  Maybe... 93?  GAD was
handily defeated by FOUR OF SPADES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.  What a
surprise, eh?  You've got to have a full house if you want to beat the Four of
Spades.  Or at least a full apartment (a pair and a high ace, it's an Andorian poker
hand).
     SHINY PENNY (32-3789) (69-123-2,207) of FOUND IN THE SAND challenged WALLI
WEEBLE (21-6935) (37-25-0,194) of NOMADIC TRIBE.  Down 13.  SHINY PENNY devastated
WALLI WEEBLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  That experience will do it.

For the title:
     EVANGELION (59-2340) (34-26-1,261) of IMPROVED ILLUSION fought DELAWARE RUN (42-
4400) (95-59-5,208) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  EVANGELION was overpowered by DELAWARE RUN in
a 2 minute one-sided Title fight.  Despite the column, Evangelion loses.  Today.  Who
knows what might happen in two weeks?  Congratulations to both.

                                       Larkin

CHAMPION OF THE HORN           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DELAWARE RUN 42-4400         96  59  5  225  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234       85  44  3  302  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430      70  43  4  230  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789          70 123  2  224  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FROO-FROO 18-9589            60  35  4  209  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 OBROJOBO 7-5869              30  25  1  206  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 EVANGELION 59-2340           34  27  1  200  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS
 GAD 18-9239                  35  39  1  199  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 THE BRIDE 45-4180            38  22  2  197  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148          47  20     194  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 JOSH 18-9109                 26  27     188  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 WALLI WEEBLE 21-6935         37  26     186  NOMADIC TRIBE (310)        SUNSET
 RINDEL 29-5346               40  34     185  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496        56  34     182  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499      33  20  1  180  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 LHISSON 29-5456              39  37     174  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 PINCH BLISTER 18-9859        37  39     173  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 HEINRIK 81-1257              37  39  1  168  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE
 AZAGHAL 81-1223              28  29     163  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FAN ZHEN 81-1288             29  23  2  150  DARQUE AGES (335)          SHADOWSPIRE
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623   28  35  1  150  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 BEDDER 18-10043              26  22  2  137  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116     53  39      79  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
-LUPUS MAJOR 21-7146          21  21  2   53  NOMADIC TRIBE (310)        SUNSET
 JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554       37  27      46  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

Rindel -- What a total fluke outcome!  It is not that common at this level, but
luckily it's not that permanent either. -- The Bride

Obrojobo -- Interesting name!  Not sure what else I can change at this point.  I did
appreciate the learn though.  Those have become scarce as of late. -- Raggedy Ann

Josh -- Obviously not the outcome I would have wished for, but I'm assuming this is
going to be a regular thing for me as the turns move on.  I am now 3-7 over my last
10 turns.  I have learned 17 skills over the course of those fights, but all I really
need is one more before I can start truly developing. -- Fan Zhen

Four of Spades -- I would swear you're full of heart?  Your love and generosity is
undeniable.  Thanks for yet another skill. -- Gad

Almost Pretty -- I'll say it.  You are ugly. -- Virginia

Pinch not this Penny

Fan Zhen -- A win and a train would have been even better. -- Josh

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHINY PENNY devastated WALLI WEEBLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GAD was handily defeated by FOUR OF SPADES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA was vanquished by ALMOST PRETTY in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
EVANGELION was overpowered by DELAWARE RUN in a 2 minute one-sided Title fight.
THE BRIDE was vanquished by MOIST TOWELETTE in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
OBROJOBO overcame PINCH BLISTER in a 2 minute fight.
RINDEL was handily defeated by FROO-FROO in a 1 minute uneven melee.
HEINRIK was vanquished by JOSH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THE HYPHEN-DASH was unbelievably bested by RAGGEDY ANN in a popular 6 minute duel.
LHISSON beat AZAGHAL in a 2 minute melee.
BEDDER was beaten by FAN ZHEN in a exciting 1 minute fight.
1977 AMC MATADOR demolished RIRORNI SOLDIER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JELLO KNUCKLES subdued CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   4 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  20 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  19 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  15 -  0      12  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn  33 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DELAWARE RUN 42-4400       96  59  5  225 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
LUNGING ATTACK   FOUR OF SPADES 42-4234     85  44  3  302 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430    70  43  4  230 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
SLASHING ATTACK  FROO-FROO 18-9589          60  35  4  209 CENTER FOR OLDS (364)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EVANGELION 59-2340         34  27  1  200 IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 18-9239                35  39  1  199 SHEPHERDS (359)
TOTAL PARRY      RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148        47  20  0  194 DARQUE FORCES (348)
AIMED BLOW       JOSH 18-9109               26  27  0  188 SHEPHERDS (359)
WALL OF STEEL    ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496      56  34  0  182 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)

The overall popularity leader is SHINY PENNY 32-3789.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHINY 
PENNY 32-3789, DELAWARE RUN 42-4400, MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430, RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148, 
OBROJOBO 7-5869, LHISSON 29-5456, EVANGELION 59-2340, PINCH BLISTER 18-9859, FAN ZHEN 
81-1288, and 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116.

The least popular fighter this week was RINDEL 29-5346.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BEDDER 18-10043, AZAGHAL 81-1223, HEINRIK 81-1257, THE BRIDE 45-4180, 
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623, GAD 18-9239, WALLI WEEBLE 21-6935, JOSH 18-9109, 
FROO-FROO 18-9589, and ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
BONSUR(7)            1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            1  0 0  ILLIS(59)            0  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          2  3 0  RODEKI(42)           6  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        0  1 0  
SUNSET(21)           0  1 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  1 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      1  2 0  
LAPUR(29)            1  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 OBROJOBO 7-5869             30  25  1  206  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 FROO-FROO 18-9589           60  35  4  209  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 WALLI WEEBLE 21-6935        37  26  0  186  NOMADIC TRIBE (310)        SUNSET
 RINDEL 29-5346              40  34  0  185  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         70 123  2  224  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 DELAWARE RUN 42-4400        96  59  5  225  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 THE BRIDE 45-4180           38  22  2  197  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 EVANGELION 59-2340          34  27  1  200  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623  28  35  1  150  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 HEINRIK 81-1257             37  39  1  168  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE