DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/11/2016    Duedate: 03/09/2016

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-397

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PITCHFORK KID
PEASANT REBELLION (614)
(8-5377) [11-6-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PITCHFORK KID                  MAYMES
PEASANT REBELLION (614)        LITTLE DUCKS (640)
(8-5377) [11-6-0,130]          (8-5660) [6-2-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

REAPER                         PITCHFORK KID
GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)           PEASANT REBELLION (614)
(8-5483) [12-10-0,85]          (8-5377) [11-6-0,130]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PEASANT REBELLION (614)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BORN LOSERS (634)           76
2. NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)     51      PEASANT REBELLION (614)
3. GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)        43      Unchartered Team
4. PEASANT REBELLION (614)     31
5. BASH BROS SHOWER (604)      30      FOREST GARDEN (642)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FOREST GARDEN (642)        7   2  0 77.8   1/ 1 PEASANT REBELLION (614)  12  3 0
 2/ 2 PEASANT REBELLION (614)   65  27  0 70.7   2/ 2 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)   10  4 1
 3/ 3 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       303 150  8 66.9   3/ 4 THE CHOSEN (613)          9  6 0
 4/ 4 SMITHSONIAN (245)        769 467 17 62.2   4/10*FOREST GARDEN (642)       7  2 0
 5/ 5 BORN LOSERS (634)        168 109 17 60.6   5/16 BORN LOSERS (634)         6  4 0
 6/ 6 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)  188 145 18 56.5   6/ 7 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)   6  7 1
 7/ 8 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)    59  55  2 51.8   7/ 5 BASH BROS SHOWER (604)    6  8 0
 8- 9 HOYT FOUNDATION (636)     63  61  6 50.8   8/ 8 GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)      6  9 1
 9/10 THE CHOSEN (613)         249 244 19 50.5   9/ 3*LITTLE DUCKS (640)        5  9 0
10/13 GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)      51  59  1 46.4  10/ 6 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        4  3 0
11/12 STEEL PROPHETS (615)      80  96  2 45.5  11-13 HOYT FOUNDATION (636)     4  6 0
12/14 MERCENARY WARCKERS (411)  98 119  7 45.2  12/14 MERCENARY WARCKERS (411)  4  9 0
13/15 BASH BROS SHOWER (604)    36  44  1 45.0  13/ 9 STEEL PROPHETS (615)      4 11 0
14/11*LITTLE DUCKS (640)        17  21  0 44.7  14/12 SERIOUS LEE (486)         3  6 1
15/16 SERIOUS LEE (486)         36  45  1 44.4  15/11 SMITHSONIAN (245)         3  7 1

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

It seems only appropriate that Arkers celebrates the passing of one of the greatest 
philosophers of all times. Some of the more widely quoted philosophy of Yogi Berra, 
the New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher and manager who died recently at age 90 
follows:

YOGIisms

On his approach to at-bats: "You can't think and hit at the same time."
On selecting a restaurant: "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."
On economics: "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."
On the 1973 Mets: "We were overwhelming underdogs."
On how events sometimes seem to repeat themselves "It's deja vu all over again!"
On baseball attendance: "If people don't come to the ballpark, how are you gonna stop 
them?"
On a slipping batting average: "Slump? I ain't in no slump. ... I just ain't hitting."
On travel directions: "When you come to a fork in the road take it."
On pregame rest: "I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4."
On battling the shadows in left field at Yankee Stadium: "It gets late early out 
there."
On fan mail: "Never answer an anonymous letter."
On being told he looked cool: "You don't look so hot yourself."
On being asked what time it was: "You mean now?"
On being given a day in his honor: "Thank you for making this day necessary."
On a spring training drill: "Pair off in threes."
On his approach to playing baseball: "Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is 
physical."
On death: "Always go to other people's funerals. Otherwise they won't go to yours."
On learning: "You can observe a lot by watching."
On his team's diminishing pennant chances: "It ain't over `till it's over."
On the fractured syntax attributed to him: "I really didn't say everything I said."

                                -- Curator, The Smithsonians, and the Associated Press

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARKERS games.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the 
part of BORN LOSERS.  How else weeks like this one's 4-1-0?  How else the sudden move 
to 5th team?  Fortune did not smile upon LITTLE DUCKS this time out who this turn 
suffered a fall into 9th position in the wake of a 1-3-0 round.  My praise to FOREST 
GARDEN for their 3-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round 
deserving of notice!  OUT OF SOAP caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested SITTING BULL and was awarded 29 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, OUT OF SOAP put down SITTING 
BULL, causing him to lose 18 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing 
has SWEET REVENGE in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the 
old women in ARKERS seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ARKERS.  ARKERS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is BASH BROS SHOWER, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding BASH BROS SHOWER.  Indeed it was STEEL PROPHETS.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  PITCHFORK KID take warning! 
You have more than a few enemies in ARKERS.  At the gambling halls I have started to 
bet money on REAPER.  He has got the courage it takes.  Witness his challenge this 
turn against ZEST!  11 points of newly earned recognition and a dose of my admiration 
is what REAPER must now weigh against the defeat which resulted.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Look no more for LUCKY DUCK in the arena 
or on the streets of ARKERS.  Hers fate was sealed in the Dark Arena.  Inevitable for 
one at 6-5-1.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week DAN QUEVOS, at 7-6-0, departed ARKERS forever.  I must 
report the passing of AUDACIOUS LEE, veteran of many duels.  6-6-0 final record Hers 
was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets 
and assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil 
always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITCHFORK KID 5377           11   6  0   130       PEASANT REBELLION (614)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORCHBEARER TOM 5380         14   5  0   119       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 ZEST 5224                    32  10  1   114       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 PUNK CHILSNER 5549            9   1  2   109       BORN LOSERS (634)
 PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218           32   9  0   105       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 CUTTER CRITES 5555           12   6  1   102       BORN LOSERS (634)
 DED 'ARD SKULLKRUSH 5610     12   3  1   100       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 THE SHRIEKER 5554             8   7  1    97       BORN LOSERS (634)
 EADSKAR DA'BAD 5466          12  12  1    93       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 CLYDE D'CLUB 5376            15   4  0    92       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 GROUND SHEET 3725            13   8  2    91       MERCENARY WARCKERS (411)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAYFLOWER 5235               24  13  0    85       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 YRAH BANEWRECKER 5527        14   5  3    85       THE CHOSEN (613)
 REAPER 5483                  12  10  0    85       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
-THE GYPSY 5587                9   7  2    81       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
 KYRON FLEMING 5545           10   3  1    80       BORN LOSERS (634)
 DINGO MCGEE 5384             18  17  1    79       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
-ZIRCONIUM 5493               13   3  0    73       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-ZOO 5236                     16  18  0    70       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 GRIMM 5482                   14   8  0    69       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEHWYN STEEL 5633             8   4  3    66       THE CHOSEN (613)
 UGLY KIDD JOE 4942           13   7  1    65       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 GUTSAG BAKWORT 5500          14   7  0    64       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 OUT OF SOAP 5282             10   8  0    64       BASH BROS SHOWER (604)
 SLOW DRAIN 5618               8   6  0    63       BASH BROS SHOWER (604)
 DEMON TALON 5456             12  16  1    59       STEEL PROPHETS (615)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETON THE STALWART 5496       14   8  0    56       THE CHOSEN (613)
-THE ANXIOUS MAN 5589         11   8  1    56       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
 PUGACHEV 5379                 9   9  0    54       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 MAYMES 5660                   6   2  0    52       LITTLE DUCKS (640)
 HALIN STORMBREAKER 5498      10  10  1    51       THE CHOSEN (613)
 HUMBLE LEE 4061               7   9  0    48       SERIOUS LEE (486)
 SITTING BULL 5638             6   4  0    48       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 DEFENSIVE LEE 4062           13   5  0    45       SERIOUS LEE (486)
-PARIS TROUT 5591             10  10  0    44       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
 STANDING WATER 5617           9   5  0    43       BASH BROS SHOWER (604)
 MAQURO DOOMAXE 5634           5   7  0    40       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 HELGA LOARWEN 5632            6   7  1    38       THE CHOSEN (613)
 THUNDER SPRITE 5658           6   3  0    36       STEEL PROPHETS (615)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARON VON SMASH 5071          4   3  1    33       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JROSE 5661                    3   5  0    33       LITTLE DUCKS (640)
 ZIP IT 5537                   5   4  0    31       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 ACADIA GEM 5687               4   1  0    31       MERCENARY WARCKERS (411)
-ZANY 5653                     4   3  0    29       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 DOJES 5662                    4   4  0    27       LITTLE DUCKS (640)
 COLD 5640                     7   5  0    26       BASH BROS SHOWER (604)
 LEAFY THE PRUNE 5693          2   0  0    26       FOREST GARDEN (642)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEEL 5713                    3   0  1    23       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 BOSTON TEA PARTY 5706         4   0  1    22       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-JHERI BLOOMERS 5643           5   6  0    21       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
 KORSEN 5663                   3   5  0    18       LITTLE DUCKS (640)
-THE DEALER 5685               2   2  0    18       HOYT FOUNDATION (636)
 DOOM GROOVER 5667             4   4  0    16       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 MIST WIND RAIN 5690           2   0  0    14       FOREST GARDEN (642)
 CRUEL LEE 5676                2   1  1    11       SERIOUS LEE (486)
 RINGS 5720                    1   0  0    11       BASH BROS SHOWER (604)
 WAY JOURNER 5692              2   0  0    10       FOREST GARDEN (642)
 JADE FROST 5717               0   1  0     5       MERCENARY WARCKERS (411)
 MAXIMUS BRUTALUS 5714         0   3  0     3       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 KARELA 5719                   0   2  0     2       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
-MAUD STONEGUT 5721            0   1  0     1       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 MASON-DIXON 5722              0   1  0     1       SMITHSONIAN (245)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WAITING FOR IT 5689     0  2 0 BASH BROS SHOWER 604 CRUEL LEE 5676        395   
DAN QUEVOS 5544         7  6 0 BORN LOSERS 634      DED 'ARD SKULLKR 5610 397   
GUNTHER 5507            6  4 1 BROKEN SPIRITS 632   SEHWYN STEEL 5633     393  NOT REVENGED
ECOFLO DESIGNER 5694    1  1 0 FOREST GARDEN 642    SPYMASTER             397  NONE
KLOBBERELLA 5651        3  4 0 GHOSTWALKERS 2 629   JOHN HARDIN 5505      394   
MAYHEM 5712             0  3 0 GHOSTWALKERS 2 629   DARK CHAMPION         397  NONE
BILIRY 5664             1  3 0 LITTLE DUCKS 640     TEXAS RED 5504        393  REVENGED
FOUR SEASONS 5679       1  5 0 MERCENARY WARCKE 411 BANDIT PRINCE         397  NONE
LUCKY DUCK 3826         6  6 1 MERCENARY WARCKE 411 HIGH ELF              397  NONE
DEAD 1 5715             0  1 0 NORTHERN BADLAND 397 WURM KIN              397  NONE
AUDACIOUS LEE 5542      6  6 0 SERIOUS LEE 486      BARON VON SMASH 5071  397   
FOOLISH LEE 2 5716      0  1 0 SERIOUS LEE 486      STEEL 5713            395   
MR. BOGUS 5718          1  2 0 STEEL PROPHETS 615   BOSTON TEA PARTY 5706 397   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mayflower -- Dem bahnickels must make great ahma'.  I hit ya enuff ta send ya ta Davy 
Jone'z Lockah. -- Eadskar Da'Bad

Lucky Duck -- Wat did ya think ya wuz gonna do wid dat?  You could barely lift that 
back scratcha.  Hur hur hur. -- Gutsag Bakwort

Acadia Gem -- Well! That was an interesting bout.  If one meay borroh some jaaargohn 
from mwah cousin, Ded'Aaard, where were you, one's old bean, going with that 
toohthpick?  Tee hee.  Such geay!  Oh stop it!  You tease! -- Maquro Doomaxe

Demon Talon --  Hur hur hur.  IT'Z TRUE!  IT'Z TRUE!  Ya really wuz cryin' after ya 
loze a fight!  Watz da matta?  Yoos can't take a punch?  Hur hur hur. -- Ded 'Ard

Boston Tea Party -- Now I hate tea more den evah.  I prefer sumthin' a lil strongah.  
Yoos got any of dat brown liquor? -- Maud

Reaper -- Good fight.  Thank Mantor that you had more fights than me.  Until next 
time. -- Yrah Banewrecker

Sweet Revenge's Duel Master column read like it was written by Bernie Sanders and 
Obama using a bag with random Scrabble tiles and a Magic 8 ball.  Big tobacco and the 
Chosen?  Now that is a stretch. -- the Chosen, Libertarians

Korsen -- That was a very bold move on your part.  Thank you for the challenge.  It 
always feels good to smash an orc.   -- Halin

Baron Von Smash -- I must be getting rusty.  I should have taken you out much quicker. 
-- Helga Loarwen

The Anxious Man -- Excellent bout!  I hope to meet you again.  I could have used more 
skills though.   -- Eton

Curator -- I guess we are getting forgetful in our old age.  Salute to Lucky Strike.  
LSMFT! -- the Chosen

Out of Soap -- Boy!  Who would have expected me to come back so soon and smash you?  I 
bet your face is red--and smelly. -- Sehwyn Steel

Mayhem -- A cold shower will end your threat. -- Cold Shower

Sehwyn Steel -- I look forward to seeing you die from the sword. -- Out of Soap

Maymes -- Your name is too subtle for me. -- Standing Water

Thunder Sprite -- Neither Thunder nor Sprites will unclog me. -- Slow Drain

Curator -- Andorian Pansy! -- Assur
P.S.  What is the penalty for DCing?  While I'm pretty sure I haven't done it (I can 
confirm that none of my current warriors have DC'd), I have taken more than a few of 
them in my time here.
PPS.  Who are the police, judge, and enforcers?
PPPS.  What is with the Andorian hang up with recognition points.  I would (and always 
have) argued that recognition points are a poor measure of what is a cowardly 
challenge versus an honorable and brave challenge.  Is it because Andorians don't 
measure up somewhere else and use the recognition system to compensate for something?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LUCKY DUCK was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FOUR SEASONS was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ECOFLO DESIGNER was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
MAYHEM was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
DEAD 1 was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
PLYMOUTH ROCK was savagely defeated by PITCHFORK KID in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
REAPER was viciously subdued by ZEST in a exciting 5 minute master's Challenge fight.
CUTTER CRITES viciously subdued GROUND SHEET in a 1 minute expert's Challenge fight.
THE SHRIEKER vanquished MAYFLOWER in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
DINGO MCGEE was vanquished by OL' GRIZ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DAN QUEVOS was luckily killed by  DED 'ARD SKULLKRUSH in a 1 minute Challenge match.
GRIMM narrowly defeated DEMON TALON in a 2 minute bloody veteran's Challenge match.
KYRON FLEMING handily defeated ETON THE STALWART in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
ZIP IT was devastated by MAYMES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
UGLY KIDD JOE overcame PUGACHEV in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SEHWYN STEEL vanquished STANDING WATER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
HELGA LOARWEN vanquished KORSEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
MAQURO DOOMAXE bested DOJES in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
MR. BOGUS was viciously butchered by BOSTON TEA PARTY in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
CRUEL LEE savagely defeated KARELA in a 2 minute bloody novice's Challenge match.
STEEL unbelievably bested COLD in a 6 minute Challenge contest.
SWEET REVENGE vanquished EADSKAR DA'BAD in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
TORCHBEARER TOM vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute mismatched fray.
YRAH BANEWRECKER was overpowered by PUNK CHILSNER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CLYDE D'CLUB overpowered SLOW DRAIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SITTING BULL was overpowered by OUT OF SOAP in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
GUTSAG BAKWORT luckily beat HUMBLE LEE in a action packed 7 minute gory duel.
HALIN STORMBREAKER overcame THUNDER SPRITE in a 2 minute bout.
DEFENSIVE LEE overcame JROSE in a exciting 4 minute duel.
AUDACIOUS LEE was savagely slain by BARON VON SMASH in a action packed 1 minute fight.
DOOM GROOVER was overpowered by ACADIA GEM in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WAY JOURNER defeated JADE FROST in a 2 minute novice's fight.
LEAFY THE PRUNE overpowered STRAY CATMAN in a 1 minute uneven bout.
MIST WIND RAIN demolished MASON-DIXON in a 3 minute uneven contest.
MAXIMUS BRUTALUS was overpowered by RINGS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  26 -  3      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         SLASHING ATTACK   54 -  45 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         TOTAL PARRY       52 -  45 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  21 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        41 -  43 -  0      49  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  39 -  4      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    59 -  76 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  23 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 397 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    5 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  5         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     6 -  9         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         5 -  4     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  6         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PITCHFORK KID 5377         11   6  0  130 PEASANT REBELLION (614)
STRIKING ATTACK  TORCHBEARER TOM 5380       14   5  0  119 PEASANT REBELLION (614)
TOTAL PARRY      ZEST 5224                  32  10  1  114 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
SLASHING ATTACK  CUTTER CRITES 5555         12   6  1  102 BORN LOSERS (634)
BASHING ATTACK   DED 'ARD SKULLKRUSH 5610   12   3  1  100 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
AIMED BLOW       THE SHRIEKER 5554           8   7  1   97 BORN LOSERS (634)
WALL OF STEEL    GROUND SHEET 3725          13   8  2   91 MERCENARY WARCKERS (411)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GRIMM 5482                 14   8  0   69 GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is REAPER 5483.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PITCHFORK KID 5377.  The ten other most popular fighters were HUMBLE LEE 4061, REAPER 
5483, JROSE 5661, BOSTON TEA PARTY 5706, TORCHBEARER TOM 5380, GRIMM 5482, OUT OF 
SOAP 5282, BARON VON SMASH 5071, JADE FROST 5717, and THE SHRIEKER 5554.

The least popular fighter this week was STEEL 5713.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MASON-DIXON 5722, MAXIMUS BRUTALUS 5714, DOOM GROOVER 5667, DEFENSIVE 
LEE 4062, SITTING BULL 5638, YRAH BANEWRECKER 5527, MR. BOGUS 5718, KORSEN 5663, 
STANDING WATER 5617, and PUGACHEV 5379.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

OL' GRIZ (8-4755) NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
SWEET REVENGE (8-5378) PEASANT REBELLION (614)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEE DEE 384 (148-58-2)                 3  3  0         WILD THINGS 2        
MASQUERADE 2297 (177-108-1)            3  3  0         WILD THINGS 2        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FIELDER 5276 (12-5-1)                  4  3  0         YOU PAY I SLAY       
SWEET REVENGE 5378 (15-3-0)            1  3  0         PEASANT REBELLION    

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PITCHFORK KID 5377 (10-6-0)            3  3  0         PEASANT REBELLION    
HALIN STORMBREAKER 5498 (9-10-1)       0  3  0         THE CHOSEN           
THE GYPSY 5587 (9-7-2)                 0  3  0         HOYT FOUNDATION      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SITTING BULL 5638 (6-3-0)              1  3  0         SMITHSONIAN          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ACADIA GEM 5687 (3-1-0)                2  3  0         MERCENARY WARCKERS   

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JADE FROST 5717 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         MERCENARY WARCKERS   
RINGS 5720 (0-0-0)                     0  3  0         BASH BROS SHOWER     

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of March.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI