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Date   : 07/02/2013    Duedate: 07/15/2013

STORM ROCK ARENA

DM 107    TURN 51

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 COLOR ME SUA 42/365  273  177   2 60.7      SAND DANCERS 76/38
    CENTER FOR OLDS 18/364                      SAND DANCERS 77/72
  2 DARQUE AGES 81/335   104   98   2 51.5      SAND DANCERS 78/43
    DARQUE FORCES 31/318                        SAND DANCERS 46/270
    DARQUE FORCES 45/348                        SAND DANCERS 51/253
    IMPROVED ILLUSION 59/349                    THE MOONDOGS 10/247
  3 VIKINGS 10/355        75   84   1 47.2      GOLDEN CANYON 26/254
    SENTINELS 7/354                             STORM RIDERS II 1/67
    NOMADIC TRIBE 21/310                        THE ILLUMINATI 37/46
    DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/334                     BLOOD + ORANGES 51/47
  4 MID EARTH 29/316      70   80   0 46.7      CIRQUE DU MASQUES 58/251
    YAMA BUSHI 30/317                           BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 46/255
    CLAN LONGBEARD 81/374                       CHAN CHI MONASTERY 53/250
  5 BLUE MOON 9/249     1642 2158  21 43.2      CHAN CHI MONASTERY 65/120
    REFUGEES 65/151                             CHAN CHI MONASTERY 2 65/122
    REFORMERS 64/252                            THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS 19/395
    STORM RIDERS 1/45                         6 END 13/298            86  130   1 39.8
    THE FAMILY 43/248                           SHEPHERDS 18/359
    ILLFANG PACT 1/111                          ALASTARIAN IDOL 10/363
    SAND DANCERS 65/78                          FOUND IN THE SAND 32/360
    SAND DANCERS 74/36                          GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS 65/361
    SAND DANCERS 75/37

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

     If I was picking my opponent from the Challenger Champs, I'd pick my teammate.
I debated with Assur who of the rest was the best idea, but he's the boss so his pick
overrides mine.  Almost Pretty, here I come.  I'm pretty sure you've won all our
previous engagements, so I'm not super hopeful.
     Regardless, my time in Storm Rock is almost at an end.  I'll be heading to
Primus in the fall.

-- Josh

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     And here we are, with the inevitability of the seasons, or at least the bill
collector.  Since we're not doing tourney prep here, we didn't have the sudden
upsurge in fighters on the sands.  Of course, we have a lot more openness, not to say
honesty, on the sands, so I guess it balances.
     Major point gain, Moist Towelette, 22 points.
     Major drop, Copernicus, 33 points.  It's unusual to see a bigger drop than gain.
     The clerks had a bunch of nonsense about "most avoided," but the fact is that
nobody did any avoiding.
     Most challenged was Gad.  This is by way of being an illusion, because Gad got
the ONLY challenge, appropriately enough, from an Illusion.
     Fourteen fights, one challenge, two standbys.

     COPERNICUS (81-163) (23-12-1,75) of DARQUE AGES fought ALASTARIAN DESERTER (107-
1) (0-0-0,30) of Fine Imported Standbys.  COPERNICUS was devastated by ALASTARIAN
DESERTER in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.  Hence Copernicus's big drop.
     HUGH CAPET (81-690) (24-31-4,39) of DARQUE AGES fought CAPTURED PIRATE KING
(107-2) (0-0-0,30) of Fine Imported Standbys.  HUGH CAPET overpowered CAPTURED PIRATE
KING in a 1 minute uneven struggle.  Much better.
     PINCH BLISTER (18-9859) (41-52-0,119) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought ANZAHANZEK (7-
6204) (24-15-0,141) of SENTINELS.  PINCH BLISTER was viciously subdued by ANZAHANZEK
in a popular 7 minute conflict.  Is this the cure that so many have been looking for?
     POCKET NEWS (19-5364) (19-13-0,127) of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS fought VIRGINIA, NO
SANTA (65-6623) (33-47-1,141) of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS.  POCKET NEWS was demolished by
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA in a 2 minute gory mismatched match.  Which just goes to show that
winning streaks don't last.
     JELLO KNUCKLES (42-4554) (46-35-0,170) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought LHISSON (29-
5456) (48-45-0,179) of MID EARTH.  JELLO KNUCKLES was demolished by LHISSON in a 1
minute mismatched match.  Tis the season to eat jello, after all.
     1977 AMC MATADOR (42-4116) (61-48-0,169) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought RUTH (18-
10121) (31-23-0,103) of SHEPHERDS.  1977 AMC MATADOR savagely defeated RUTH in a
popular 4 minute gory melee.  Ruth doesn't LOOK like a bull.

     FAN ZHEN (81-1288) (39-30-2,197) of DARQUE AGES fought THE UPRIGHT MAN (10-5185)
(28-29-0,162) of ALASTARIAN IDOL.  FAN ZHEN vanquished THE UPRIGHT MAN in a 1 minute
one-sided fight.  Nothing like having the experience edge, eh?
     RAGGEDY ANN (45-4148) (52-32-0,197) of DARQUE FORCES fought AZAGHAL (81-1223)
(36-35-1,192) of DRAGONBANE GUILD.  RAGGEDY ANN was viciously subdued by AZAGHAL in a
popular 5 minute gruesome duel.  Well, except having the edge and LOSING.
     THE HYPHEN-DASH (42-4499) (40-30-1,200) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought HEINRIK (81-
1257) (47-46-1,200) of CLAN LONGBEARD.  THE HYPHEN-DASH was handily defeated by
HEINRIK in a 1 minute uneven melee.  What I want to know is, was this an en dash or
an em dash?
     SHINY PENNY (32-3789) (78-132-2,200) of FOUND IN THE SAND fought CAJETAN (7-
6036) (25-23-1,151) of SENTINELS.  SHINY PENNY devastated CAJETAN in a crowd pleasing
2 minute gory mismatched match.  That Penny was BLINDING out there.  This goes beyond
shiny.
     MOIST TOWELETTE (42-4430) (84-46-4,267) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought THE BRIDE (45-
4180) (51-26-2,183) of DARQUE FORCES.  MOIST TOWELETTE demolished THE BRIDE in a 1
minute mismatched competition.  This is not exactly a surprise.
     FROO-FROO (18-9589) (75-37-4,243) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought OBROJOBO (7-5869)
(35-33-1,197) of SENTINELS.  FROO-FROO devastated OBROJOBO in a popular 1 minute one-
sided contest.  This arena specializes in uneven matches, have you noticed that?

The challenge:
     EVANGELION (59-2340) (43-35-1,197) of IMPROVED ILLUSION challenged GAD (18-9239)
(42-49-1,211) of SHEPHERDS.  Up 14.  EVANGELION was devastated by GAD in a 4 minute
mismatched Challenge fight.  Was there an illusion involved?  Who can say?

For the title:
     JOSH (18-9109) (36-34-0,262) of SHEPHERDS fought ALMOST PRETTY (42-4496) (68-39-
0,236) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  JOSH handily defeated ALMOST PRETTY in an action packed 1
minute one-sided Title match.  And Josh remains our column-writing Champion of the
Horn.  Good work, Josh.

                                       Larkin

CHAMPION OF THE HORN           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JOSH 18-9109                 37  34     288  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430      85  46  4  289  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 FROO-FROO 18-9589            76  37  4  254  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 GAD 18-9239                  43  49  1  227  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 HEINRIK 81-1257              48  46  1  215  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 AZAGHAL 81-1223              37  35  1  213  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789          79 132  2  202  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 FAN ZHEN 81-1288             40  30  2  199  DARQUE AGES (335)          SHADOWSPIRE
 OBROJOBO 7-5869              35  34  1  198  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 LHISSON 29-5456              49  45     194  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148          52  33     193  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496        68  40     191  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 EVANGELION 59-2340           43  36  1  191  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS
 THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499      40  31  1  191  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 THE BRIDE 45-4180            51  27  2  188  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
-WALLI WEEBLE 21-6935         41  36     182  NOMADIC TRIBE (310)        SUNSET

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116     62  48     171  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 10-5185      28  30     164  ALASTARIAN IDOL (363)      KOLACT
 JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554       46  36     163  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 CAJETAN 7-6036               25  24  1  153  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623   34  47  1  151  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ANZAHANZEK 7-6204            25  15     143  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 PINCH BLISTER 18-9859        41  53     126  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 POCKET NEWS 19-5364          19  14     121  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (395) ZUWAYZA
 RUTH 18-10121                31  24     119  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
-STEAL HOME 83-138            29  12  3  102  BAD SIGNS (397)            TELORINTHE

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-ROID FLOYD 83-61             17   4      55  PUNY ORC PELOTON (396)     TELORINTHE
-QUINN 81-1634                15  13  1   51  THE MOTHERSHIP 011 (393)   SHADOWSPIRE
 HUGH CAPET 81-690            25  31  4   48  DARQUE AGES (335)          SHADOWSPIRE
 COPERNICUS 81-163            23  13  1   42  DARQUE AGES (335)          SHADOWSPIRE

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Evangelion -- Score is 2-2.  Great fights, great fun!  See you on the sands. -- Gad

Froo-Froo -- No gladiator should be allowed on the sands with a name like yours.
Even more so, if you are allowed on the sands, it should be to show why names like
yours are wimpy. -- Shiny Penny

Jello Knuckles -- Guess I need to become as important as a penny to beat you. -- The
Upright Man

Copernicus -- That's why I'm an adept and you're an initiate, I guess. -- Ruth

New Miracle Treatment for Pinch Blisters!  Riot in Streets as People Seek Cure!
Story on page 10. -- Pocket News

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EVANGELION was devastated by GAD in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
JOSH handily defeated ALMOST PRETTY in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Title match.
FROO-FROO devastated OBROJOBO in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
MOIST TOWELETTE demolished THE BRIDE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SHINY PENNY devastated CAJETAN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory mismatched match.
THE HYPHEN-DASH was handily defeated by HEINRIK in a 1 minute uneven melee.
RAGGEDY ANN was viciously subdued by AZAGHAL in a popular 5 minute gruesome duel.
FAN ZHEN vanquished THE UPRIGHT MAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
1977 AMC MATADOR savagely defeated RUTH in a popular 4 minute gory melee.
JELLO KNUCKLES was demolished by LHISSON in a 1 minute mismatched match.
POCKET NEWS was demolished by VIRGINIA, NO SANTA in a 2 minute gory mismatched match.
PINCH BLISTER was viciously subdued by ANZAHANZEK in a popular 7 minute conflict.
HUGH CAPET overpowered CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
COPERNICUS was devastated by ALASTARIAN DESERTER in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  16 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  17 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  26 -  0      32  |

Turn  51 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 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       JOSH 18-9109               37  34  0  288 SHEPHERDS (359)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430    85  46  4  289 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
SLASHING ATTACK  FROO-FROO 18-9589          76  37  4  254 CENTER FOR OLDS (364)
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 18-9239                43  49  1  227 SHEPHERDS (359)
LUNGING ATTACK   HEINRIK 81-1257            48  46  1  215 CLAN LONGBEARD (374)
BASHING ATTACK   SHINY PENNY 32-3789        79 132  2  202 FOUND IN THE SAND (360)
TOTAL PARRY      RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148        52  33  0  193 DARQUE FORCES (348)
WALL OF STEEL    ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496      68  40  0  191 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EVANGELION 59-2340         43  36  1  191 IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)
PARRY-STRIKE     ANZAHANZEK 7-6204          25  15  0  143 SENTINELS (354)

The overall popularity leader is SHINY PENNY 32-3789.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was AZAGHAL 81-1223.  The ten other most popular fighters were PINCH BLISTER 
18-9859, ANZAHANZEK 7-6204, MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430, 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116, 
EVANGELION 59-2340, GAD 18-9239, SHINY PENNY 32-3789, RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148, VIRGINIA, 
NO SANTA 65-6623, and LHISSON 29-5456.

The least popular fighter this week was THE UPRIGHT MAN 10-5185.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COPERNICUS 81-163, POCKET NEWS 19-5364, JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554, 
RUTH 18-10121, THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499, OBROJOBO 7-5869, ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496, FAN 
ZHEN 81-1288, HEINRIK 81-1257, and CAJETAN 7-6036.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
BONSUR(7)            1  2 0  LAPUR(29)            1  0 0  ILLIS(59)            0  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           0  1 0  ARVAT(32)            1  0 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  0 0  
TALCAMA(18)          3  2 0  RODEKI(42)           2  3 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      4  1 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  STORMCROWE(45)       0  2 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 OBROJOBO 7-5869             35  34  1  198  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 10-5185     28  30  0  164  ALASTARIAN IDOL (363)      KOLACT
 JOSH 18-9109                37  34  0  288  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 POCKET NEWS 19-5364         19  14  0  121  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (395) ZUWAYZA
 LHISSON 29-5456             49  45  0  194  MID EARTH (316)            LAPUR
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         79 132  2  202  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430     85  46  4  289  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 RAGGEDY ANN 45-4148         52  33  0  193  DARQUE FORCES (348)        STORMCROWE
 EVANGELION 59-2340          43  36  1  191  IMPROVED ILLUSION (349)    ILLIS
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623  34  47  1  151  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 HEINRIK 81-1257             48  46  1  215  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, census forms will be provided for warriors by request only, effective 
immediately.  Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by 
simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  
For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission. 

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