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Date   : 12/04/2012    Duedate: 12/17/2012

STORM ROCK ARENA

DM 107    TURN 36

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 COLOR ME SUA 42/365  210  125   2 62.7      DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/334
    CENTER FOR OLDS 18/364                    5 MID EARTH 29/316      51   63   0 44.7
  2 DARQUE AGES 81/335    69   59   2 53.9      YAMA BUSHI 30/317
    DARQUE FORCES 31/318                        VISIONIST INC 78/392
    DARQUE FORCES 45/348                        CLAN LONGBEARD 81/374
    IMPROVED ILLUSION 59/349                  6 END 13/298            52   92   1 36.1
  3-BOND-AGE 81/389       10    9   0 52.6      SHEPHERDS 18/359
  4 VIKINGS 10/355        44   49   0 47.3      FOUND IN THE SAND 32/360
    SENTINELS 7/354                             GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS 65/361
    NOMADIC TRIBE 21/310                      7 ARCANE ROYAL 13/391    0    1   0  0.0

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

     Suave has been holding this throne far too much.  It is nice that we are finally
seeing other managers hold the throne.  Even nicer that it is me and my manager.
Penny for your thoughts...

-- Shiny Penny

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     So, here we are, with the sun slipping farther into the night, and the storms
coming down out of the north.  Fine weather to spend inside by a fire.  But instead,
we have fights!
     The major point movements were:  Jello Knuckles up 47, Floydriffic down 38, same
fight.
     The steward claims that Mid Earth was most avoided, with Nomadic Tribe doing
most of the avoiding.  The clerks, less exalted in status but closer to the facts,
claim that nobody avoided anybody.  I can tell you for sure that nobody got any
challenges through, and my guess would be that none were issued.  Bah!
     Eleven fights, no challenges, one standby.

     JELLO KNUCKLES (42-4554) (37-29-0,25) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought FLOYDRIFFIC (13-
5480) (23-15-0,84) of ARCANE ROYALTY.  JELLO KNUCKLES demolished FLOYDRIFFIC in a
crowd pleasing 3 minute mismatched match.  A major upset victory, so called because
it seriously upset the bookie.  Being a small, out-of-the-way arena, you know, we
only have the one.
     VIRGINIA, NO SANTA (65-6623) (29-36-1,141) of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS fought 1977
AMC MATADOR (42-4116) (55-39-0,96) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  VIRGINIA, NO SANTA was beaten
by 1977 AMC MATADOR in a 2 minute fight.  One thing Virginia is not getting for
Christmas, eh?
     FAN ZHEN (81-1288) (30-24-2,163) of DARQUE AGES fought ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL
(107-28) (0-0-0,200) of Fine Imported Standbys.  FAN ZHEN vanquished ARENAMASTER
SANDAVOL in an exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.  I should hope so!
     LHISSON (29-5456) (40-38-0,180) of MID EARTH fought PINCH BLISTER (18-9859) (37-
41-0,152) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  LHISSON vanquished PINCH BLISTER in an action packed 1
minute one-sided duel.  They tell me a good pair of socks does the trick.
     HEINRIK (81-1257) (38-40-1,181) of CLAN LONGBEARD fought WALLI WEEBLE (21-6935)
(38-26-0,206) of NOMADIC TRIBE.  HEINRIK savagely defeated WALLI WEEBLE in an action
packed 2 minute gruesome melee.  Next time, Walli, don't pull on his beard to "see if
it's real."

     THE BRIDE (45-4180) (38-24-2,191) of DARQUE FORCES fought BEDDER (18-10043) (27-
23-2,152) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  THE BRIDE overpowered BEDDER in a 1 minute mismatched
brawl.  Cruelty!  Or so it seems to me, but that could be due to me longing for
bedtime....
     RAGGEDY ANN (45-4148) (48-21-0,186) of DARQUE FORCES fought LORD EXETER (81-932)
(33-21-1,195) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  RAGGEDY ANN was viciously subdued by LORD EXETER
in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.  Sounds like class warfare to me.
     ALMOST PRETTY (42-4496) (57-35-0,193) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought EVANGELION (59-
2340) (35-28-1,196) of IMPROVED ILLUSION.  ALMOST PRETTY was narrowly defeated by
EVANGELION in an exciting 7 minute bloody fight.  And let me tell you, staying 
excited for seven minutes is exhausting!
     MOIST TOWELETTE (42-4430) (71-44-4,198) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought GAD (18-9239)
(36-40-1,194) of SHEPHERDS.  MOIST TOWELETTE demolished GAD in a crowd pleasing 2
minute bloody uneven fight.  Just wiped him away.  Or at least, wiped his face off.
Disconcerting.
     JOSH (18-9109) (27-28-0,214) of SHEPHERDS fought THE HYPHEN-DASH (42-4499) (34-
21-1,192) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  JOSH lost to THE HYPHEN-DASH in an action packed 1
minute battle.  And the Hyphen looked very Dashing while doing it.  Hey, listen, YOU
try coming up with this stuff week after week!  A quip is where you find it.

For the title:
     SHINY PENNY (32-3789) (72-123-2,266) of FOUND IN THE SAND fought FROO-FROO (18-
9589) (62-35-4,236) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  SHINY PENNY was bested by FROO-FROO in a
crowd pleasing 2 minute Title fight.  Our congratulations, Froo-Froo.  Write us and
tell all about this experience.

                                       Larkin

CHAMPION OF THE HORN           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FROO-FROO 18-9589            63  35  4  244  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LORD EXETER 81-932           34  21  1  215  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
 EVANGELION 59-2340           36  28  1  214  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430      72  44  4  210  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 HEINRIK 81-1257              39  40  1  205  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789          72 124  2  203  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499      35  21  1  202  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 FAN ZHEN 81-1288             31  24  2  195  DARQUE AGES (335)          SHADOWSPIRE
 JOSH 18-9109                 27  29     195  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496        57  36     194  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 THE BRIDE 45-4180            39  24  2  193  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 GAD 18-9239                  36  41  1  192  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148          48  22     187  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 WALLI WEEBLE 21-6935         38  27     185  NOMADIC TRIBE (310)        SUNSET
 LHISSON 29-5456              41  38     184  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BEDDER 18-10043              27  24  2  156  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PINCH BLISTER 18-9859        37  42     150  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116     56  39     125  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623   29  37  1  118  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-MEDA 81-854                  24   8      80  CULT OF BACCHUS (388)      SHADOWSPIRE
 JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554       38  29      72  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-TAMERLANE 81-1764            17  12  1   64  DARQUE AGES (335)          SHADOWSPIRE
-ROSA KLEBB 81-1765           17  11  1   61  BOND-AGE (389)             SHADOWSPIRE
-WENIEN 29-5758               15   6      51  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 FLOYDRIFFIC 13-5480          23  16      46  ARCANE ROYALTY (391)       DULLENS

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Delaware Run -- You don't make a good first impression.  Back to your teammate,
hopefully. -- Gad

Raggedy Ann -- Some things never change. -- Josh

Bedder -- Working my way to the bottom of the arena again.  What kind of Christmas
will that be?!? -- Virginia

     Better than none.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHINY PENNY was bested by FROO-FROO in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Title fight.
JOSH lost to THE HYPHEN-DASH in a action packed 1 minute battle.
MOIST TOWELETTE demolished GAD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody uneven fight.
ALMOST PRETTY was narrowly defeated by EVANGELION in a exciting 7 minute bloody fight.
RAGGEDY ANN was viciously subdued by LORD EXETER in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.
THE BRIDE overpowered BEDDER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HEINRIK savagely defeated WALLI WEEBLE in a action packed 2 minute gruesome melee.
LHISSON vanquished PINCH BLISTER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
FAN ZHEN vanquished ARENAMASTER SANDAVOL in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA was beaten by 1977 AMC MATADOR in a 2 minute fight.
JELLO KNUCKLES demolished FLOYDRIFFIC in a crowd pleasing 3 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  21 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  12 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn  36 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  FROO-FROO 18-9589          63  35  4  244 CENTER FOR OLDS (364)
STRIKING ATTACK  LORD EXETER 81-932         34  21  1  215 DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EVANGELION 59-2340         36  28  1  214 IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)
LUNGING ATTACK   HEINRIK 81-1257            39  40  1  205 CLAN LONGBEARD (374)
BASHING ATTACK   SHINY PENNY 32-3789        72 124  2  203 FOUND IN THE SAND (360)
AIMED BLOW       JOSH 18-9109               27  29  0  195 SHEPHERDS (359)
WALL OF STEEL    ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496      57  36  0  194 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 18-9239                36  41  1  192 SHEPHERDS (359)
TOTAL PARRY      RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148        48  22  0  187 DARQUE FORCES (348)

The overall popularity leader is SHINY PENNY 32-3789.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496.  The ten other most popular fighters were EVANGELION 
59-2340, LORD EXETER 81-932, HEINRIK 81-1257, MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430, JELLO KNUCKLES 
42-4554, FROO-FROO 18-9589, FAN ZHEN 81-1288, SHINY PENNY 32-3789, LHISSON 29-5456, 
and VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623.

The least popular fighter this week was FLOYDRIFFIC 13-5480.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BEDDER 18-10043, PINCH BLISTER 18-9859, GAD 18-9239, WALLI 
WEEBLE 21-6935, THE BRIDE 45-4180, JOSH 18-9109, 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116, THE 
HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499, RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148, and VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
DULLENS(13)          0  1 0  ARVAT(32)            0  1 0  ILLIS(59)            1  0 0  
TALCAMA(18)          1  4 0  RODEKI(42)           4  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        0  1 0  
SUNSET(21)           0  1 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  1 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      3  0 0  
LAPUR(29)            1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FLOYDRIFFIC 13-5480         23  16  0   46  ARCANE ROYALTY (391)       DULLENS
 FROO-FROO 18-9589           63  35  4  244  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 WALLI WEEBLE 21-6935        38  27  0  185  NOMADIC TRIBE (310)        SUNSET
 LHISSON 29-5456             41  38  0  184  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         72 124  2  203  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430     72  44  4  210  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 THE BRIDE 45-4180           39  24  2  193  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 EVANGELION 59-2340          36  28  1  214  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623  29  37  1  118  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 LORD EXETER 81-932          34  21  1  215  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium