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Date   : 08/12/2014    Duedate: 08/25/2014

STORM ROCK ARENA

DM 107    TURN 80

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 COLOR ME SUA 42/365  367  259   2 58.6      ALASTARIAN IDOL 10/363
    CENTER FOR OLDS 18/364                      NEXT GENERATION 58/368
  2 BOND-AGE 81/389       11    9   0 55.0      FOUND IN THE SAND 32/360
  3-CLAN LONGBEA 81/374   93   93   0 50.0      BASH BROS CHILDREN 38/407
  4-SENTINELS 7/354      123  144   1 46.1      GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS 65/361
    DRAGONBANE GUILD 81/334                   6 THE MAGNIFIC 19/395 1655 2174  21 43.2
  5 VEGGIES 3/372        176  224   2 44.0    7 BAD SIGNS 83/397       1    2   0 33.3
    SHEPHERDS 18/359                            PARTY ANIMALS 5/301
    PALINDROMES 73/405                          WAY TO GO! II 73/333

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     I'd say this arena is like Andorak, but it's got a few more fights.  Not more
personals today, though.  Still, seventeen gladiators and three standbys showed up
today to fight.  Which suggests that people who say humans are born to battle are
RIGHT, because this is a great day for doing several other things.
     So, hmm.  Significant point movements:  The Upright Man up 25, Jello Knuckles
down 22.  Same fight.
     Ten fights, one challenge, no avoids, three standbys.

     NICK NACK (81-1750) (17-14-3,68) of BOND-AGE fought WONTON NOT NOW (73-6069)
(18-12-1,48) of PALINDROMES.  NICK NACK demolished WONTON NOT NOW in a 1 minute
mismatched match.  Hey, Nick was hungry, some cook told him Not Now, and he got
violent.  It happens.
     OUT FOR A DUCK (83-275) (16-13-0,48) of BAD SIGNS fought ALASTARIAN DESERTER
(107-1) (0-0-0,30) of Fine Imported Standbys.  OUT FOR A DUCK was savagely slain by
ALASTARIAN DESERTER in a popular 4 minute melee.  This seems extreme, but the fact
that the Deserter showed up with a bottle of Orange Sauce is suspicious.
     ARUGULA (3-7180) (31-30-2,166) of VEGGIES fought PINCH BLISTER (18-9859) (47-75-
0,143) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  ARUGULA viciously subdued PINCH BLISTER in a popular 6
minute gory duel.  Think of it as a sort of first-aid treatment.  A poultice or
something.
     POCKET NEWS (19-5364) (32-29-0,191) of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS fought JOSH (18-
9109) (48-52-0,205) of SHEPHERDS.  POCKET NEWS was vanquished by JOSH in a 1 minute
one-sided duel.  And what news may be found in this?  Inquiring Minds wait eagerly.

     LUC STARWALKER (58-6100) (49-43-0,191) of NEXT GENERATION fought CLOTTO (107-25)
(0-0-0,181) of Fine Imported Standbys.  LUC STARWALKER was luckily beaten by CLOTTO
in an action packed 3 minute melee.  That's two wins, one of them a kill, for the
standbys.  Embarrassing.
     JELLO KNUCKLES (42-4554) (57-53-0,195) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought THE UPRIGHT MAN
(10-5185) (37-50-0,171) of ALASTARIAN IDOL.  JELLO KNUCKLES was overpowered by THE
UPRIGHT MAN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.  As noted above, significant point
movements came out of this.
     ALMOST PRETTY (42-4496) (88-48-0,191) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought RUTH (18-10121)
(47-37-0,187) of SHEPHERDS.  ALMOST PRETTY overpowered RUTH in a crowd pleasing 3
minute gruesome mismatched match.  I hear Ruth went out wearing lip gloss, and Almost
took it as a critique of her own style.
     SHINY PENNY (32-3789) (95-145-2,211) of FOUND IN THE SAND fought RIRORNI CAPTAIN
(107-26) (0-0-0,200) of Fine Imported Standbys.  SHINY PENNY vanquished RIRORNI
CAPTAIN in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.  The final standby today, and that
leaves them at 2-1-1.  Could be worse.  I guess the Captain will know better than to
go picking up things he finds in the sands.

The challenge:
     VIRGINIA, NO SANTA (65-6623) (44-66-1,218) of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS challenged
1977 AMC MATADOR (42-4116) (74-64-0,196) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  Down 22.  VIRGINIA, NO
SANTA was viciously subdued by 1977 AMC MATADOR in a 4 minute fight.  And the Matador
showed the value of his (its?) greater experience here.

For the title:
     GAD (18-9239) (63-58-1,339) of SHEPHERDS fought MOIST TOWELETTE (42-4430) (110-
49-4,294) of COLOR ME SUAVE.  GAD was savagely defeated by MOIST TOWELETTE in an
exciting 3 minute gory Title melee.  Well, it was always a possibility.  But while
Moist will flourish damply in the breeze here, we rather liked Gad's efforts in the
way of a column.  Good luck to you, Gad, and congratulations to Moist Towelette.

                                       Larkin

CHAMPION OF THE HORN           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430     111  49  4  305  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789          96 145  2  222  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 JOSH 18-9109                 49  52     215  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GAD 18-9239                  63  59  1  210  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
-AZAGHAL 81-1223              51  43  1  210  DRAGONBANE GUILD (334)     SHADOWSPIRE
 ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496        89  48     208  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116     75  64     206  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623   44  67  1  199  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 10-5185      38  50     196  ALASTARIAN IDOL (363)      KOLACT
-OBROJOBO 7-5869              45  46  1  190  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 RUTH 18-10121                47  38     188  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 LUC STARWALKER 58-6100       49  44     184  NEXT GENERATION (368)      DELARQ TOR
 POCKET NEWS 19-5364          32  30     183  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (395) ZUWAYZA

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-ANZAHANZEK 7-6204            32  29     176  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
-OZAWINDIB 7-6212             35  27     174  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554       57  54     173  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 ARUGULA 3-7180               32  30  2  168  VEGGIES (372)              OSKSI

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PINCH BLISTER 18-9859        47  76     148  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
-JAKLAK 81-1430               32  26     147  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-REDDIG 81-1838               27  10      92  CLAN LONGBEARD (374)       SHADOWSPIRE

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NICK NACK 81-1750            18  14  3   76  BOND-AGE (389)             SHADOWSPIRE
-MAULI LAMA 7-6292            17  19  1   72  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
-DIRTY DIAPERS 38-5071        16   8      52  BASH BROS CHILDREN (407)   CLIFFHOME
 WONTON NOT NOW 73-6069       18  13  1   44  PALINDROMES (405)          ERINIKA
 OUT FOR A DUCK 83-275        16  14      35  BAD SIGNS (397)            TELORINTHE

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN
OUT FOR A DUCK 83-275     16  14  0 BAD SIGNS 397          ALASTARIAN DESERTER        80

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Ruth -- It was the shift from moveable type to photo-offset. -- Pocket News
P.S.  If you mean fighting, it must just be the slow accumulation of skills, because
Jorja will do NOTHING.

Virginia, No Santa RUDE!  All Hope Denied!  Children Devastated!  Letters to Santa
will be accepted at the office and WILL be Delivered!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VIRGINIA, NO SANTA was viciously subdued by 1977 AMC MATADOR in a 4 minute fight.
GAD was savagely defeated by MOIST TOWELETTE in a exciting 3 minute gory Title melee.
SHINY PENNY vanquished RIRORNI CAPTAIN in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ALMOST PRETTY overpowered RUTH in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gruesome mismatched match.
JELLO KNUCKLES was overpowered by THE UPRIGHT MAN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LUC STARWALKER was luckily beaten by CLOTTO in a action packed 3 minute melee.
POCKET NEWS was vanquished by JOSH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ARUGULA viciously subdued PINCH BLISTER in a popular 6 minute gory duel.
OUT FOR A DUCK was savagely slain by ALASTARIAN DESERTER in a popular 4 minute melee.
NICK NACK demolished WONTON NOT NOW in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -   6 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  13 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  27 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  21 -  0      32  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn  80 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430   111  49  4  305 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
BASHING ATTACK   SHINY PENNY 32-3789        96 145  2  222 FOUND IN THE SAND (360)
AIMED BLOW       JOSH 18-9109               49  52  0  215 SHEPHERDS (359)
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 18-9239                63  59  1  210 SHEPHERDS (359)
WALL OF STEEL    ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496      89  48  0  208 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUTH 18-10121              47  38  0  188 SHEPHERDS (359)
TOTAL PARRY      JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554     57  54  0  173 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)

The overall popularity leader is SHINY PENNY 32-3789.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUC 
STARWALKER 58-6100, ARUGULA 3-7180, MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430, ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496, 
PINCH BLISTER 18-9859, 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116, THE UPRIGHT MAN 10-5185, OUT FOR A 
DUCK 83-275, GAD 18-9239, and SHINY PENNY 32-3789.

The least popular fighter this week was WONTON NOT NOW 73-6069.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were POCKET NEWS 19-5364, JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554, NICK NACK 81-1750, 
JOSH 18-9109, RUTH 18-10121, SHINY PENNY 32-3789, GAD 18-9239, OUT FOR A DUCK 83-275, 
THE UPRIGHT MAN 10-5185, and 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
OSKSI(3)             1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            1  0 0  ERINIKA(73)          0  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           1  0 0  RODEKI(42)           3  1 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      1  0 0  
TALCAMA(18)          1  3 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       0  1 0  TELORINTHE(83)       0  1 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  DAL SHANG(65)        0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ARUGULA 3-7180              32  30  2  168  VEGGIES (372)              OSKSI
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 10-5185     38  50  0  196  ALASTARIAN IDOL (363)      KOLACT
 JOSH 18-9109                49  52  0  215  SHEPHERDS (359)            TALCAMA
 POCKET NEWS 19-5364         32  30  0  183  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (395) ZUWAYZA
 SHINY PENNY 32-3789         96 145  2  222  FOUND IN THE SAND (360)    ARVAT
 MOIST TOWELETTE 42-4430    111  49  4  305  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 LUC STARWALKER 58-6100      49  44  0  184  NEXT GENERATION (368)      DELARQ TOR
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 65-6623  44  67  1  199  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (361) DAL SHANG
 WONTON NOT NOW 73-6069      18  13  1   44  PALINDROMES (405)          ERINIKA
 NICK NACK 81-1750           18  14  3   76  BOND-AGE (389)             SHADOWSPIRE
 OUT FOR A DUCK 83-275       16  14  0   35  BAD SIGNS (397)            TELORINTHE

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