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How You Betting? – Madness Round 3
by: Conner Reid - April 3rd, 2020 - 08:36pm

You all still here?

Lords know why I still be working after the piss poor showing I be making. But oy. Iffin you’re still reading, I’m still writing.

Here we go, mates. Round 3.

Falessan Division

(9) Anubis Karos vs. (13) Doran Ilnaren

Doran be cutting a swath through some of the tournament’s youngest competitors, felling Maggie Harker and Amaris Silhaeven in the last round. While they be young, they not be easy, and both were impressive wins. Still, Anubis will be his most challenging opponent yet.

Time spent on the bench don’t seem to have had any effect on the Egyptian’s Madness-game, making work of Outback-all-sta   . . .

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How You Betting? – Madness Edition – Round 2
by: Conner Reid - March 24th, 2020 - 08:55pm

It was a tough first round for half of our fighters—and maybe an even tougher first round for anyone who followed the betting recommendations of this here column. And while that lovely blue-haired lass, Sapphire, has taken the lead by a point in the brackets, in the least, mine still has a fair shot at overtaking with two-more possible points. Eh?

Well, despite last week’s poor performance, this here columnist has yet to be sacked. So let’s break down the next round!

Falessan Division

(1) Matthew Simon vs. (9) Anubis Karos

Don’t know what witch Matt Simon paid to help him pass through the first round without a fight, but here   . . .

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Too Blue: Madness 2020 – Round 2
by: Jewell Ravenlock - March 23rd, 2020 - 12:01pm

[Transcript from Too Blue: Madness 2020 Edition (Round 2) 3.23.2020 10:00]

Sapphire: Good morning RhyDin! It is I, your favorite blue haired maven of the dueling world, here to bring you what’s what in Madness 2020. While I only predicted seven out of the sixteen fights right, and it would have been eight if Myria didn’t epic fumble, so did Conner Reid. So we’re both tied for how awesome we are and our prophetic battle goes into Round 2 along with the rest of Madness.

And here to help me get an edge on that Reid fellow is the fabulous Baroness of Cadentia, the Witchiest Witch, and my sister–Mallory Maeda!

Mallory: Go   . . .

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Round 1 All Wrapped Up
by: Kalamere - March 23rd, 2020 - 11:55am

And that’s when everything went up in flames…

Ok, two duels to recap. One which I somehow missed from last week in the Outback (the spectacle of Runt and Crunchem left me blind to other events!) and then last night’s fiasco.

Going back a bit in time, we have Kheldar (8) and Anubis (9) looking to stab each other last Wednesday. The Egyptian hasn’t been around in a dog’s age, but those hempan sandals seemed to still know the way. His daggers looked to be plenty sharp as well. Kheldar was the first to move into a lead, with a low slice in round 2 to go up 2-1, but it was short lived. By round   . . .

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Catching Up On Round 1
by: Kalamere - March 22nd, 2020 - 01:26pm

There have been eight duels fought since my last update, leaving only 2 remaining before the first round completes. With so much to cover, we’re going to have to do this in short form. Hey, I’m a busy guy, I’ve got other things to do!

On Wednesday the action moved over to the Outback for the night, and hosted one of the premier first round matchups: Runt (6) vs Crunchem (11). Everyone was looking forward to watching this one, though mostly from a distance. Giant vs Ogre… it’s unwise to get too close. The Outback itself shook and shimmied as these two clobbered on each other for 10 rounds. Runt went for a risky slash at the end and   . . .

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The Overlady Advances
by: Kalamere - March 18th, 2020 - 09:38am

Three more advancements in this year’s tournament and only one small upset to speak of, so not too much damage done in the pools (which is not to say NO damage done!)

First up was Monday nights faceoff between Overlady Jewell Ravenlock (3) and Izumi Takamine (14). The early rounds of this one were back and forth, as the warlady Izumi is no slouch in the rings no matter what you might think of that 14 seed. She took first blood with an opening round low cut, but then gave it back in a reverse of fortunes in the 6th. Izumi went high in the 7th to even up the score again, but from there out it was all Jewell. An artful block in the 8th and a high   . . .

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The Madness Begins
by: Kalamere - March 16th, 2020 - 11:46am

It was an exciting night one to the Madness tournament, with 3 of the 16 first round duels taking place. Less than one fifth of the total duels may seem yawn inducing, but I assure you that there were plenty of tears shed last night!

First up was Mallory (6) vs Cane (11). The Baroness of Cadentia was taking no prisoners this night and simply put on a clinic in this one sided victory over Cane. Mallory lead 4-0 after a successful trap and counter in the 5th round. They traded low blows in the 6th to no avail and traded thrusts in the 7th to close it out. The baroness advances to face either Jewell or Izumi in the 2nd round.

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How You Betting? – Madness Edition
by: Conner Reid - March 13th, 2020 - 05:54am

Cheers, lads and lasses. Back by unpopular demand, I’ve got some betting recs for you. You putting together some brackets? You should be. ‘Tis the best betting bonanza of the year.

A little birdie told me that I got some competition from a blue-haired lassie. We’re going to take it round by round, but I’ll be entering me brackets and you can take a look at ‘em once they’re up.

Falessan Division

(1) Matthew Simon vs. (16) Ogthith Einarsson

Simon comes by his number-one-seed the old-fashioned way—he’s a former tourney winner, taking the whole banana back in 2014. But I’m afeared that Ogthith don’t be turning up anything   . . .

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Dueling Environs

Leaders: 1M Noble Pool
NamePts Pos.
Kalamere 22 26
GraktheSilent 21 24
Michelle Montoya 17 21
Hope 16 20
Eva Luna 15 15

Leaders: 1C Noble Pool
NamePts Pos.
JewellRavenlock 23 38
ExcaIibur 19 19
Xiao Hu 18 18
Tippletoe 18 37
Gren Blockman 16 31

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