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Date   : 03/26/2013    Duedate: 04/08/2013

STORM ROCK ARENA

DM 107    TURN 44

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 ULTRA-VIOLEN 26/314    2    1   0 66.7      NOMADIC TRIBE 21/310
    MONSTER MANUAL 81/377                       DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/334
  2 COLOR ME SUA 42/365  242  157   2 60.7    5 MID EARTH 29/316      62   74   0 45.6
    CENTER FOR OLDS 18/364                      YAMA BUSHI 30/317
  3 DARQUE AGES 81/335    90   70   2 56.2      CLAN LONGBEARD 81/374
    DARQUE FORCES 31/318                      6 END 13/298            65  113   1 36.5
    DARQUE FORCES 45/348                        SHEPHERDS 18/359
    IMPROVED ILLUSION 59/349                    FOUND IN THE SAND 32/360
  4 VIKINGS 10/355        60   68   1 46.9      GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS 65/361
    SENTINELS 7/354

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

     Greetings once again, warriors and managers of Storm Rock.  I was out of things
to say the second time I took the Horn, not sure what more there is to say for the
fifth.
     It is nice to see some new faces in the arena.  Darque has been trying to
encourage some of his other managerial contacts to place warriors in our fine arena.
It is a difficult task because in all reality we are a niche group in the larger
world of dueling.  There is so much emphasis on the tournament game that Storm Rock
is a hard sell to many managers, but that does not keep Darque from trying.
     He has shifted tactics as of late.  Freshmen has become a regular debacle with
the Commission unable to properly class warriors in a timely manner.  As a result,
managers are beginning to by-pass any Freshmen tournament prep.  Darque has presented
Storm Rock as a nice, secretive preparatory arena!  Why show all of your cards to the
competition when you can train secretly in Storm Rock?
     Personally, I'm not sure if it is a viable tactic or not because most tourney
worthy warriors have entered the tourney game long before ADM.  Maybe he will start
pestering Jorja, A-Sop, and Green Eyes to add some additional flavors to the punch
bowl.
     Enough rambling.  I've completed my "education" and Darque says I can't go any
further.  I am now going through a rigorous strength and conditioning regiment, which
is not for the faint of heart.  Restorative magic helps!
     Hopefully I will get to talk to you again next time.

Keeper of the Horn,

               The Bride

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     This is not the day for sitting in an office writing a report!  After YET
ANOTHER snowstorm (six point six inches here), the SUN IS SHINING!  It's warming up
again.  I want OUT.  Oh, well, I also want paid, so....

     Biggest point gain, Pinch Blister, twenty-nine points.
     Biggest drop, Cajetan, nine points.  Different fights.
     No challenges, no avoids.
     Thirteen fights, one involving a standby.  Four of them were action-packed, and
one was exciting.

     DOPPLEGANGER (81-1382) (20-22-0,75) of MONSTER MANUAL fought CAJETAN (7-6036)
(20-22-1,83) of SENTINELS.  DOPPLEGANGER savagely defeated CAJETAN in a popular 2
minute bloody duel.  Thus Cajetan's drop.
     ANZAHANZEK (7-6204) (19-13-0,86) of SENTINELS fought RUTH (18-10121) (27-20-
0,71) of SHEPHERDS.  ANZAHANZEK demolished RUTH in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody
one-sided brawl.  Anzy got her while she was checking to make sure his name was
spelled correctly on her fight card.
     VIRGINIA, NO SANTA (65-6623) (31-42-1,137) of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS fought 1977
AMC MATADOR (42-4116) (57-45-0,144) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  VIRGINIA, NO SANTA slimly
lost to 1977 AMC MATADOR in a 5 minute conflict.  No surprise.  Some things you can't
argue with, and a car running you down is one of 'em.
     PINCH BLISTER (18-9859) (38-48-0,125) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought IMPRISONED SPY
(107-9) (0-0-0,170) of Same Old Standbys.  PINCH BLISTER luckily beat IMPRISONED SPY
in an exciting 3 minute brutal fight.  The sole standby, and the biggest point gain.
     JOSH (18-9109) (30-33-0,190) of SHEPHERDS fought JELLO KNUCKLES (42-4554) (44-
30-0,151) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  JOSH overpowered JELLO KNUCKLES in an action packed 1
minute one-sided fight.  Who'd've thought pineapple juice would do that?  Or that you
could soak a blade in pineapple juice in the first place.
     RAGGEDY ANN (45-4148) (51-26-0,205) of DARQUE FORCES fought THE HYPHEN-DASH (42-
4499) (36-27-1,180) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  RAGGEDY ANN unbelievably bested THE HYPHEN-
DASH in an action packed 3 minute fight.  Why is this hard to believe?

     WALLI WEEBLE (21-6935) (40-31-0,205) of NOMADIC TRIBE fought GAD (18-9239) (39-
45-1,190) of SHEPHERDS.  WALLI WEEBLE unbelievably bested GAD in an action packed 7
minute gruesome melee.  Again with the misplaced "unbelievable."  What were the
clerks drinking when they wrote these notes?
     MOIST TOWELETTE (42-4430) (78-45-4,201) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought FAN ZHEN (81-
1288) (35-27-2,204) of DARQUE AGES.  MOIST TOWELETTE was overpowered by FAN ZHEN in a
popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.  Freeze-dried Towelette....
     OBROJOBO (7-5869) (34-28-1,196) of SENTINELS fought EVANGELION (59-2340) (39-32-
1,203) of IMPROVED ILLUSION.  OBROJOBO slimly lost to EVANGELION in a popular 2
minute bloody duel.  And what might Arenamaster Sandoval have to say about this, eh?
     SHINY PENNY (32-3789) (75-128-2,198) of FOUND IN THE SAND fought BEDDER (18-
10043) (29-29-2,180) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  SHINY PENNY overpowered BEDDER in a 1
minute mismatched match.  Blinded him with the reflection.
     ALMOST PRETTY (42-4496) (63-37-0,250) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought HEINRIK (81-1257)
(43-43-1,194) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  ALMOST PRETTY was viciously subdued by HEINRIK in a
crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.  Now, that one should have been described as
"unbelievable."
     FROO-FROO (18-9589) (69-36-4,254) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought AZAGHAL (81-1223)
(33-31-1,198) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  FROO-FROO demolished AZAGHAL in a popular 1
minute one-sided melee.  No surprise at all.

For the title:
     THE BRIDE (45-4180) (46-24-2,320) of DARQUE FORCES fought LHISSON (29-5456) (45-
41-0,217) of MID EARTH.  THE BRIDE devastated LHISSON in an action packed 1 minute
mismatched Title fight.  Even a blind date doesn't satisfy this Bride.  But we thank
her for the column.  It was appreciated.

                                      Larkin

CHAMPION OF THE HORN           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE BRIDE 45-4180            47  24  2  335  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FROO-FROO 18-9589            70  36  4  265  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 FAN ZHEN 81-1288             36  27  2  232  DARQUE AGES (335)          SHADOWSPIRE
 HEINRIK 81-1257              44  43  1  218  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE
 RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148          52  26     211  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 EVANGELION 59-2340           40  32  1  211  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WALLI WEEBLE 21-6935         41  31     208  NOMADIC TRIBE (310)        SUNSET
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789          76 128  2  203  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 AZAGHAL 81-1223              33  32  1  198  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
 JOSH 18-9109                 31  33     198  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 LHISSON 29-5456              45  42     196  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 OBROJOBO 7-5869              34  29  1  195  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 GAD 18-9239                  39  46  1  194  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430      78  46  4  192  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496        63  38     192  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499      36  28  1  180  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 BEDDER 18-10043              29  30  2  175  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 PINCH BLISTER 18-9859        39  48     154  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554       44  31     151  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116     58  45     150  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623   31  43  1  140  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
-JAKLAK 81-1430               30  22     135  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE
-KNUT SUNDERHELM 81-1569      24  28  4  104  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ANZAHANZEK 7-6204            20  13      99  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DOPPLEGANGER 81-1382         21  22      87  MONSTER MANUAL (377)       SHADOWSPIRE
 CAJETAN 7-6036               20  23  1   74  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 RUTH 18-10121                27  21      67  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Obrojobo -- I like saying your name.  I like it even more when it is followed by "was
devestated by THE BRIDE" as I'm reading the weekly fight report. -- The Bride

Azaghal -- It is about time!  I really needed a win against your crew, especially the
way you guys have been treating over the past few cycles. -- Raggedy Ann

Arenamaster Sandavol -- What will the gossip papers write about our little dalliance
on the sands? -- Evangelion

     They will say NOTHING, my dear, if they want to be in any condition to write at
     all. -- Sandoval

Bedder -- Nothing much to say except I'm thankful for the win.  The training hasn't
been so great as of late, so some positive news is nice. -- Fan Zhen

All -- If I made the deadline, welcome Copernicus to Storm Rock.  He should be a
regular from this point forward.  He was my first graduate from Shadowspire and one
of my most successful Basic warriors to date.  We shall see if that translates into
his ADM career. -- Master Darque

Anzahanzek -- Thankfully, that experiment is done and gone.  No more silly weapons
for me!  Though not sure it would have mattered against you.  Well fought. -- Ruth

Funny how the pendulum swings.  From close to perfect to disaster. -- Assur

Froo-Froo -- That thing you wear is distracting and makes you look deceptively
innocent.  Meanwhile, I am exactly what I appear to be, next to worthless, but I do
look good. -- Shiny Penny

Pinch Blister -- The weight training appears to be paying off.  I'm almost able to
swing that quarterstaff full speed! -- Virginia

Almost Pretty -- Not in my eyes. -- Gad

Lhisson -- We continue to trade wins.  Maybe one day one of us will be clearly better
than the other.  Or maybe not. -- Josh

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE BRIDE devastated LHISSON in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
FROO-FROO demolished AZAGHAL in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
ALMOST PRETTY was viciously subdued by HEINRIK in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.
SHINY PENNY overpowered BEDDER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
OBROJOBO slimly lost to EVANGELION in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
MOIST TOWELETTE was overpowered by FAN ZHEN in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WALLI WEEBLE unbelievably bested GAD in a action packed 7 minute gruesome melee.
RAGGEDY ANN unbelievably bested THE HYPHEN-DASH in a action packed 3 minute fight.
JOSH overpowered JELLO KNUCKLES in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
PINCH BLISTER luckily beat IMPRISONED SPY in a exciting 3 minute brutal fight.
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA slimly lost to 1977 AMC MATADOR in a 5 minute conflict.
ANZAHANZEK demolished RUTH in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
DOPPLEGANGER savagely defeated CAJETAN in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -   8 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  13 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  23 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  17 -  0      32  |

Turn  44 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THE BRIDE 45-4180          47  24  2  335 DARQUE FORCES (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  FROO-FROO 18-9589          70  36  4  265 CENTER FOR OLDS (364)
TOTAL PARRY      RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148        52  26  0  211 DARQUE FORCES (348)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EVANGELION 59-2340         40  32  1  211 IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)
BASHING ATTACK   SHINY PENNY 32-3789        76 128  2  203 FOUND IN THE SAND (360)
PARRY-LUNGE      AZAGHAL 81-1223            33  32  1  198 DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)
AIMED BLOW       JOSH 18-9109               31  33  0  198 SHEPHERDS (359)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430    78  46  4  192 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
WALL OF STEEL    ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496      63  38  0  192 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
PARRY-STRIKE     ANZAHANZEK 7-6204          20  13  0   99 SENTINELS (354)

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 GAD 
18-9239, VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623, 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116, HEINRIK 81-1257, 
ANZAHANZEK 7-6204, THE BRIDE 45-4180, DOPPLEGANGER 81-1382, FROO-FROO 18-9589, 
OBROJOBO 7-5869, and EVANGELION 59-2340.

The least popular fighter this week was CAJETAN 7-6036.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554, MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430, BEDDER 18-10043, 
AZAGHAL 81-1223, LHISSON 29-5456, RUTH 18-10121, SHINY PENNY 32-3789, ALMOST PRETTY 
42-4496, WALLI WEEBLE 21-6935, and FAN ZHEN 81-1288.

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

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 OBROJOBO 7-5869             34  29  1  195  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 FROO-FROO 18-9589           70  36  4  265  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 WALLI WEEBLE 21-6935        41  31  0  208  NOMADIC TRIBE (310)        SUNSET
 LHISSON 29-5456             45  42  0  196  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         76 128  2  203  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430     78  46  4  192  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 THE BRIDE 45-4180           47  24  2  335  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 EVANGELION 59-2340          40  32  1  211  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623  31  43  1  140  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 FAN ZHEN 81-1288            36  27  2  232  DARQUE AGES (335)          SHADOWSPIRE