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Date   : 03/07/2017    Duedate: 03/20/2017

STORM ROCK ARENA

DM 107    TURN 144

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 BIG LAKE BAN 33/409   59   36   2 62.1    3 RHYME TYME 55/385    374  317   3 54.1
    BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 81/410                  4 SENTINELS 7/354      194  217   3 47.2
  2 COLOR ME SUA 42/365  599  430   2 58.2    5 BASHAHOLICS  59/375  280  349   5 44.5
    CENTER FOR OLDS 18/364                      BASH BROS CHILDREN 38/407

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Joyous salutations, O heroes of Storm Rock!
     Once again, there were two challenges this turn in our fair arena, and as usual, 
they were posted by the Big Lake guild.  That guild also posted the only avoids that I 
know of, avoiding Color Me Suave.  Hail the Big Lake guild for showing such energy and 
interest!
     SYE THE BEARDED (81-801) (37-16-1,155) of BIG LAKE OUTCASTS challenged MOD COD 
(55-2638) (269-188-4,210) of RHYME TYME.  SYE THE BEARDED was devastated by MOD COD in 
a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  It is to be expected, with the difference in 
experience, but it was a valiant effort.  Mod Cod is still the overall popularity 
leader.
     BURM WOLFSNARL (81-113) (36-22-0,145) of BIG LAKE OUTCASTS challenged 
CHATROOMMATE (18-10034) (33-30-0,126) of CENTER FOR OLDS.  BURM WOLFSNARL subdued 
CHATROOMMATE in a 2 minute Challenge melee.  Chatroommate is Storm Rock's most highly 
celebrated Parry-Lunge.  Huzzah!
     Speaking of showing an interest, our own Obrojobo wrote an ad!  He expressed his 
hope that with Mod Cod out of the Champion's chair, he might have a chance at it 
himself.  Alas!  ALMOST PRETTY (42-4496) (132-69-0,266) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought 
OBROJOBO (7-5869) (76-56-2,222) of SENTINELS. ALMOST PRETTY demolished OBROJOBO in a 
crowd pleasing 2 minute uneven Title fight.  Almost Pretty is our premier Wall of 
Steel, while Obrojobo is Storm Rock's best Slasher.
     1977 AMC MATADOR (42-4116) (115-87-0,224) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought ANZAHANZEK (7-
6204) (36-41-0,186) of SENTINELS.  1977 AMC MATADOR overpowered ANZAHANZEK in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight. Anzahanzed is Storm Rock's most puissant Parry-
strike, while the Matador is... strangely enough... not a stylemaster at this moment.
     THE HYPHEN-DASH (42-4499) (82-80-1,225) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought VILLAINOUS 
INFORMER (107-23) (0-0-0,181) of  .  THE HYPHEN-DASH vanquished VILLAINOUS INFORMER in 
a 2 minute mismatched fight.  Thus, The Hyphen-Dash showed us why he... it... is our 
best Lunger.
     BEDDER (18-10043) (59-99-3,206) of CENTER FOR OLDS fought INIGO MONTOYA (33-8054) 
(33-21-2,168) of BIG LAKE BANDITS.  BEDDER devastated INIGO MONTOYA in an action 
packed 1 minute one-sided competition.  Bedder is our most highly ranked Striker, and 
we do not know the style of Inigo Montoya, who apparently forgot to challenge.
     JELLO KNUCKLES (42-4554) (90-84-0,201) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought AMBER WOLFWALKER 
(107-11) (0-0-0,220) of  .  JELLO KNUCKLES slimly won victory over AMBER WOLFWALKER in 
a 4 minute duel.  Jello Knuckles is our supreme Total Parry, and was voted this turn's 
favorite fighter.
     TANTRUM YOGA (42-4563) (33-24-2,113) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought IMPRISONED SPY 
(107-9) (0-0-0,170) of  .  TANTRUM YOGA was overpowered by IMPRISONED SPY in a 1 
minute uneven duel.  I do not trust that imprisoned spy.  I think he may have paid 
someone to let him fight, thus giving himself a chance to escape.
     HARD KNOCKS (42-4555) (28-28-0,111) of COLOR ME SUAVE fought ZORRO, THE GAY BLADE 
(107-8) (0-0-0,110) of  .  HARD KNOCKS defeated ZORRO, THE GAY BLADE in a exciting 1 
minute fight.  Hard Knocks is our most dangerous Aimed Blow.
     DIRTY DIAPERS (38-5071) (33-47-1,41) of BASH BROS CHILDREN fought RIRORNI SOLDIER 
(107-3) (0-0-0,30) of  .  DIRTY DIAPERS was handily defeated by RIRORNI SOLDIER in a 1 
minute one-sided bout.
     I'M POWERLESS (59-2629) (31-57-0,73) of BASHAHOLICS ANON fought CAPTURED PIRATE 
KING (107-2) (0-0-0,30) of  .  I'M POWERLESS demolished CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a 1 
minute mismatched competition.  I'm Powerless is, of course, the top-ranked Basher and 
hardly Powerless.
     Honored gladiators, that is all I can report today.  Let us agree to resume in 
two weeks' time.
     *With a deep bow and a flourish"

                                       -- Adonis tel Edekin Kalaniah the ever-prepared

CHAMPION OF THE HORN           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496       133  69  0  289  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499      83  80  1  233  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116    116  87  0  231  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 MOD COD 55-2638             270 188  4  221  RHYME TYME (385)           KHALANI
 BEDDER 18-10043              60  99  3  215  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554       91  84  0  209  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 OBROJOBO 7-5869              76  57  2  207  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 ANZAHANZEK 7-6204            36  42  0  188  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SYE THE BEARDED 81-801       37  17  1  177  BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (410)    SHADOWSPIRE
 INIGO MONTOYA 33-8054        33  22  2  166  BIG LAKE BANDITS (409)     NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BURM WOLFSNARL 81-113        37  22  0  148  BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (410)    SHADOWSPIRE
 CHATROOMMATE 18-10034        33  31  0  131  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 TANTRUM YOGA 42-4563         33  25  2  117  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI
 HARD KNOCKS 42-4555          29  28  0  117  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 I'M POWERLESS 59-2629        32  57  0   75  BASHAHOLICS ANON (375)     ILLIS
-JINA TYL RAY 75-1989         17   7  1   59  SWORD FOR HIRE (165)       JADE MOUNTAIN
 DIRTY DIAPERS 38-5071        33  48  1   25  BASH BROS CHILDREN (407)   CLIFFHOME

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Hey!  Somebody beat the Cod!  Almost pretty, I might just have a shot at that seat 
again! -- Obrojobo

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SYE THE BEARDED was devastated by MOD COD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BURM WOLFSNARL subdued CHATROOMMATE in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
ALMOST PRETTY demolished OBROJOBO in a crowd pleasing 2 minute uneven Title fight.
1977 AMC MATADOR overpowered ANZAHANZEK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE HYPHEN-DASH vanquished VILLAINOUS INFORMER in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
BEDDER devastated INIGO MONTOYA in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
JELLO KNUCKLES slimly won victory over AMBER WOLFWALKER in a 4 minute duel.
TANTRUM YOGA was overpowered by IMPRISONED SPY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HARD KNOCKS defeated ZORRO, THE GAY BLADE in a exciting 1 minute fight.
DIRTY DIAPERS was handily defeated by RIRORNI SOLDIER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
I'M POWERLESS demolished CAPTURED PIRATE KING in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 144 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496     133  69  0  289 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE HYPHEN-DASH 42-4499    83  80  1  233 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
STRIKING ATTACK  BEDDER 18-10043            60  99  3  215 CENTER FOR OLDS (364)
TOTAL PARRY      JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554     91  84  0  209 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
SLASHING ATTACK  OBROJOBO 7-5869            76  57  2  207 SENTINELS (354)
PARRY-STRIKE     ANZAHANZEK 7-6204          36  42  0  188 SENTINELS (354)
PARRY-LUNGE      CHATROOMMATE 18-10034      33  31  0  131 CENTER FOR OLDS (364)
AIMED BLOW       HARD KNOCKS 42-4555        29  28  0  117 COLOR ME SUAVE (365)
BASHING ATTACK   I'M POWERLESS 59-2629      32  57  0   75 BASHAHOLICS ANON (375)

The overall popularity leader is MOD COD 55-2638.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JELLO KNUCKLES 42-4554.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE HYPHEN-DASH 
42-4499, ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496, BURM WOLFSNARL 81-113, OBROJOBO 7-5869, CHATROOMMATE 
18-10034, BEDDER 18-10043, HARD KNOCKS 42-4555, MOD COD 55-2638, 1977 AMC MATADOR 
42-4116, and ANZAHANZEK 7-6204.

The least popular fighter this week was TANTRUM YOGA 42-4563.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DIRTY DIAPERS 38-5071, INIGO MONTOYA 33-8054, I'M POWERLESS 
59-2629, SYE THE BEARDED 81-801, ANZAHANZEK 7-6204, 1977 AMC MATADOR 42-4116, MOD COD 
55-2638, HARD KNOCKS 42-4555, BEDDER 18-10043, and CHATROOMMATE 18-10034.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
BONSUR(7)            0  2 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        0  1 0  ILLIS(59)            1  0 0  
TALCAMA(18)          1  1 0  RODEKI(42)           5  1 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      1  1 0  
NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   0  1 0  KHALANI(55)          1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 OBROJOBO 7-5869             76  57  2  207  SENTINELS (354)            BONSUR
 BEDDER 18-10043             60  99  3  215  CENTER FOR OLDS (364)      TALCAMA
 INIGO MONTOYA 33-8054       33  22  2  166  BIG LAKE BANDITS (409)     NIATOLI ISLAND
 DIRTY DIAPERS 38-5071       33  48  1   25  BASH BROS CHILDREN (407)   CLIFFHOME
 ALMOST PRETTY 42-4496      133  69  0  289  COLOR ME SUAVE (365)       RODEKI

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MOD COD 55-2638            270 188  4  221  RHYME TYME (385)           KHALANI
 I'M POWERLESS 59-2629       32  57  0   75  BASHAHOLICS ANON (375)     ILLIS
 SYE THE BEARDED 81-801      37  17  1  177  BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (410)    SHADOWSPIRE

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     MOJO'S MONKEY (16-4101) THE FUN BUNCH  (396) 
                     LEAPING LEPER (33-7940) HALLOWIENERS  (635) 
                       EMERALD CITY (47-7896) LAND OF OZ  (217) 
                   SILVERTHORN (60-8840) SUPERIOR FORCES 60  (654) 
                       KAYCRON (63-2900) SUPERIOR FORCES  (235) 
                          MADONNA (63-3068) BAD GIRLS  (325) 
                   LEAST SHREW (70-6374) SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  (529) 
                 THE GREAT PUMPKIN (82-4576) LEGENEDS OF TKE 2  (618) 
                            HARV (82-35034) MY TCS  (5768) 
                      PERPETUAL (84-14073) OTTODROME 13  (2485) 
                        GEEZER (84-20642) GETTING OLD  (3683) 
                      LAST STRAW (84-24737) OTTODROME 41  (4393) 
                       LINT (84-29649) TUM'S ALL STARS  (5238) 
                PROFANELY ABUNDANT (84-42331) WINTER 2013 XIII  (7355) 
                   ZOMBIE BABY (84-53039) SPIRIT'S SPIRITS  (9134) 
                        CHILI (85-8953) MADE WITH MEAT  (1634) 
                   VINEGAR STROKES (85-9814) THE LEAGUE II  (1787) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                          MAKING YOUR CHALLENGES GO THROUGH

     First, you need to be sure you are making your challenges correctly.
     1.  Are you writing down the warrior I.D. number of the warrior you want to 
challenge?
     2.  Is your handwriting clear?
     3.  Is the warrior you are challenging within range of your warrior?  Warriors 
can challenge within their own class and the next higher class, plus the "Challenger" 
classes can also challenge the next lower class.  So, an Adept can challenge Adepts 
and Challenger Adepts.  A Challenger Adept can challenge Adepts, Challenger Adepts, 
and Champions.  (Try not to challenge down, though.  Besides being unsportsmanlike and 
making everyone mad, it isn't advantageous to your warriors.  They need to fight more 
experienced warriors so they will learn.)
     4.  Are your warriors eligible to make challenges?  If they didn't fight within 
the last two turns, then they can't challenge.
     5.  Are the warriors they want to fight eligible to receive challenges?  If they 
didn't fight within the last two turns, then they can't be challenged.

     Next, adjust your choices for the maximum likelihood of getting your challenges.  
There are several things that will help:
     1.  Have each of your warriors challenge two different opponents from two 
different teams.  That way, if the first opponent's team doesn't fight that turn, you 
still might get your second challenge.
     2.  Use your avoids.  Have each warrior avoid the teams of whoever you think 
might be likely to challenge him.  If you can get out of being challenged, that 
increases your chance of getting your own challenge through.
     3.  Don't challenge warriors who didn't fight last turn.  The odds are higher 
that they won't be fighting this turn.
     4.  Don't challenge warriors who might be involved in a bloodfeud (either as the 
killers, or the avengers).  A bloodfeud challenge has priority over all other 
challenges.
     5.  Don't challenge Tournament Victors.  A TV challenge has priority over all 
other challenges except bloodfeuds.  You'll need to do a little research in back 
issues of the newsletter to find out who the TVs are.
     6.  Don't challenge warriors who you know are going to challenge someone else, or 
are going to get challenged by someone else.  Your challenge has a better chance of 
getting through if it is the only challenge to that particular warrior.
     7.  Don't challenge the "easy pickings."  That is, warriors above you who have 
way too few fights or very bad records for where they are ranked.  They will tend to 
get challenged a lot.
     8.  Don't challenge warriors who are likely to be avoiding your team.  This 
includes any warrior your team fought within the last two turns.
     Well, it sounds like I've eliminated just about everybody, doesn't it?  Of course 
you can challenge opponents who fit into one or more of those categories; just try to 
find ones who don't.  Your idea candidate for a challenge is:  A warrior ranked 
somewhat above your warrior in the same class, or in the next higher class, with a few 
more fights than your warrior, and a winning record, who isn't a TV and isn't 
currently at war with anyone.
     I hope this will be of some help to you.

                                                  The Rogue She-Puppy