DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/02/2008    Duedate: 09/15/2008

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-608

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIFFINAL
WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
(5-4865) [19-15-2,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIFFINAL                       POSITION IS EMPTY
WIZARD'S WRATH (508)           
(5-4865) [19-15-2,107]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GERDIG IBBINS                  JAMMY LARKE
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4902) [19-17-0,85]          (5-4926) [12-7-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      38
2. CASSEY'S CREW (112)         15      PAPER MARIO (457)
3. PAPER MARIO (457)           10      Unchartered Team
4. IMAGE (517)                  0
5. CLAN BATTLEAXE (437)         0      X-FORCE (432)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PAPER MARIO (457)        139  59  8 70.2   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   11  4 0
 2- 2*IMAGE (517)               27  15  2 64.3   2/ 3 PAPER MARIO (457)         6  4 1
 3- 3*CLAN BATTLEAXE (437)       6   5  0 54.5   3- 2*IMAGE (517)               5  4 0
 4/ 4 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)      90  80  6 52.9   4/ 5 CASSEY'S CREW (112)       2  4 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   419 430 15 49.4   5- 6*CLAN BATTLEAXE (437)      1  0 0
 6/ 6 CASSEY'S CREW (112)      107 135  8 44.2   6/ 4 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)      1  2 0
 7- 7*AMERICAN LANCEHEAD (438)   0   1  0  0.0   7- 7*AMERICAN LANCEHEAD (438)  0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 604): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 487): DOLOVOR of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 612): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 608): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 607): GERDIG IBBINS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 611): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 609): LONG BEACH LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 603): OZZY of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 595): JB BLAH of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 594): KNOTHANDLER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 568): SALLI VOSS of MIDDLE WAY 13 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 558): DIONYSUS of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 250): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 493): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 237): BLACKHAWKZ of RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 225): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 442): FREON NECROPHILIA of DEE CEE (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 201): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 486): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 604): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 487): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 612): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 608): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 607): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 611): THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 609): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 603): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 595): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 594): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 568): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 558): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 250): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 493): DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 237): RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 225): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 442): GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 201): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 486) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 612): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                          GRUNT of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): LEONIDAS of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 611): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 609): N'ORLEANS NORA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 608): ERASMUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 595): JB BLAH of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                (turn 594): SHEWISH WHALER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 594): KNOTHANDLER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (turn 541): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 492): FEAR OF THE DARK of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
                             VOICES IN MY HEAD of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 236): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 441): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am shocked, Sasha, totally shocked that a young woman like you should be so,
um, I can't finish this sentence in any way that leaves you not spitting in my face,
can I?  Well, hmm.  Good fight.

                                   Gerdig Ibbins

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, KALTOS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see JAMMY LARKE win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SHY GUY beat 
KADASYA and KADASYA lost 16 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the 
old, in with the new, as TIFFINAL takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the 
old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do 
you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  IMAGE was the most avoided team?  
Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this 
mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was PAPER MARIO.  Ha ha ha 
ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, SASHA was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in KALTOS to get a drink than The Victory 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIFFINAL 4865                19  15  2   107       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAMMY LARKE 4926             12   7  0    98       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 SASHA 4009                   14   6  1    95       CASSEY'S CREW (112)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERDIG IBBINS 4902           19  17  0    85       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 HALIBUTT 4866                16  10  0    82       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
 SLINKY 4915                  10   6  2    73       PAPER MARIO (457)
 TINY TOES 4913                8  10  1    69       PAPER MARIO (457)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATIRONA MURH 4929           10   6  2    63       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-GEN-13 4949                   8   1  1    60       IMAGE (517)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPAWN 4946                    7   2  1    46       IMAGE (517)
-TUBBA BLUBBA 4395             5   4  0    46       PAPER MARIO (457)
-CADAVER CAKE 4211             6   1  0    45       CLAN BATTLEAXE (437)
 FELISSA HURM 4955             8   3  0    42       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 PENDRU ROST 4956              4   5  0    42       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELLY 4011                   10  10  0    40       CASSEY'S CREW (112)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHY GUY 4968                  2   1  1    24       PAPER MARIO (457)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAVAGE DRAGON 4947            7   2  0    23       IMAGE (517)
-VIOLATER 4948                 3   5  0    18       IMAGE (517)
-PITT 4974                     1   0  0    13       IMAGE (517)
-GOOMBARIO 4966                2   2  0    12       PAPER MARIO (457)
 KADASYA 4965                  1   1  0     4       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
-BARBA AMARILLA 4213           0   1  0     3       AMERICAN LANCEHEADS (438)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ouch!  1-2!  Time to motivate. -- Luigi

Congrats to Gerdig, Duelmaster.  Well done. -- Luigi

Gerdig -- No ukulele from me.  I go straight. -- Tiny Toes

Jammy -- Now leave me alone.  I have to go shoe shopping.  It ain't easy, you know?
-- Tiny Toes

Pitt, Pitt -- You did that to me?  I want a rematch! -- Shy Guy

Kelly -- What can I say?  It was my day.  Tomorrow may be yours.  There's so much
chance in this business, who knows what will happen next? -- Katirona Murh

Tiny Toes -- That probably affects your balance, right?  I mean, a sturdy wench like
you, an orc and all, you need bigger toes, I can see that.  But all things
considered, you didn't do badly, and you're certainly a pleasure to watch when you
jiggle around like that. -- Jammy Larke
P.S.  But now while I have your attention, I have a message to pass along to your
manager.  It's Fergus Hill, my graduated teammate.  He can't find Bombette, and he's
frantic.  Quite amazing, I never saw a GUY wring his hands like that.  He thinks
something might have happened to her on the way to the Isle.  Pirates or something.
(shrug)  I figure if she ran into pirates, she could handle them, you know?  But
Fergus is worried.  Ask Luigi to put his mind at ease before he has us all out
hunting for her.

Violater -- Not today, you don't.  I've been made a temporary deputy, and I won't put
up with any kind of violation at all! -- Pendru Rost
P.S.  Actually, I don't think this is what I was deputized for, but the chance is
here, so I'll take it.

Savage Dragon -- Ah, that is the key, is it?  Patience.  That's how one tames a
savage dragon.  At least, this time.  Who knows about next, which I hope won't come
along anyway. -- Felissa Hurm, Dragon Tamer

Slinky -- I dunno if I can accept your salute.  You're so...slinky. -- Jammy Larke
P.S.  You should be an elf.  They're slinky, too.

Violater -- Eh?  We don't challenge.  You have to come get us. -- Katirona Murh

Savage Dragon -- No, should it?  Have you been neglecting to floss? -- Pendru Rost

9 August 2008
All -- We are currently looking for capable manager that will give the Desolate
Empire Alliance a full roster for the Turf War.  We currently have four (4) roster
slots that are open to capable managers without questionable morals.  If interested
for the Turf War, contact:  Lamar Treas-Wilson, Dok Sik, Dok Sik Killas DM 47

8 July 2008
                *****************************************************
                **********************ATTENTION**********************
                *****************************************************
                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
                *****************************************************
                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                 *TURF WAR VI RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2008 (10 turns)

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
            (DM 47) newsletter.
        2.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their
            alliance;
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
            alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
            Announcement made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until a Gift Certificate is received.
                   No EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
                   the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified
                   by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No multiple teams or
                   aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate
                   disqualification from the Turf War (so be sure to take any
                   multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams that do not properly
                   declare or fail to send a Gift Certificate by Turn 1.  In other
                   words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of
                   the Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your scoring
                   will not begin until Turn 3.  All conditions must be met before
                   scoring will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift
                   Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 5 of
                   the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
                   and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions
                   will be final.

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge        +2     -2     +5       -5
Match Up         +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud        +2     -5     +5      -10

Champion         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*     +10     -5     xx       xx
*After 2nd win, warrior scores no points for wins

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2
Style Master                                     +2
Duelmaster                                       +2

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must be in the Adepts bracket or lower on the turn they are
         declared, and may NOT have gone above Adepts level at any time; this
         includes teams transferred into North Fork for the Turf War.

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is ALLOWED and encouraged.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) wins such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 50 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points for TVs and TCs will be applied the Turn after RSI posts
            tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e., if the
            results post on North Fork turn 275, points will be credited on North
            Fork turn 276 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
            you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with
            Alliance A.  If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf
            War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of seven (7) teams allowed per alliance for the
            Turf War.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
            without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is a "winner take all" contest.  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance.  It is the
responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters (one for each manager in the winning
            alliance);
        3.  Known Favorites for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance
            (warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have
            at least one arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus potion for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each manager who fights in all 10 rounds
            AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a living
            warrior from (DM 47)
These awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee) within 4
turns of the end of TW VI.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

Contest will begin in November following the Fall Mail In Tournament.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLINKY was devastated by SASHA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GERDIG IBBINS was vanquished by TIFFINAL in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
HALIBUTT was savagely defeated by JAMMY LARKE in a action packed 5 minute fight.
TINY TOES was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute fight.
KATIRONA MURH overpowered KELLY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PENDRU ROST devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FELISSA HURM viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 6 minute master vs. amateur match.
SHY GUY vanquished KADASYA in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   7 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  10 -  2      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  11 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 608 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TIFFINAL 4865              19  15  2  107 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JAMMY LARKE 4926           12   7  0   98 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SASHA 4009                 14   6  1   95 CASSEY'S CREW (112)
LUNGING ATTACK   GERDIG IBBINS 4902         19  17  0   85 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
BASHING ATTACK   SLINKY 4915                10   6  2   73 PAPER MARIO (457)
WALL OF STEEL    KATIRONA MURH 4929         10   6  2   63 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
TOTAL PARRY      FELISSA HURM 4955           8   3  0   42 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GERDIG IBBINS 4902.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JAMMY LARKE 4926.  The ten other most popular fighters were TINY TOES 4913, 
TIFFINAL 4865, SASHA 4009, KATIRONA MURH 4929, PENDRU ROST 4956, FELISSA HURM 4955, 
SHY GUY 4968, HALIBUTT 4866, SLINKY 4915, and GERDIG IBBINS 4902.

The least popular fighter this week was KADASYA 4965.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KELLY 4011, GERDIG IBBINS 4902, SLINKY 4915, HALIBUTT 4866, SHY GUY 
4968, FELISSA HURM 4955, PENDRU ROST 4956, KATIRONA MURH 4929, SASHA 4009, and 
TIFFINAL 4865.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TIFFINAL (5-4865) WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
SASHA (5-4009) CASSEY'S CREW (112)

                                  Name-Change-O-Rama

     The summer tourney brought a lot of people to the Isle who didn't appear there 
normally.  This included Commission employees.  Half a dozen arenamasters regarded 
each other warily in the mirror behind the bar at the Pig in a Haystack.  The Pig was 
obscure and mediocre, drawing few gladiators, which is what they had all been looking 
for.  They saw gladiators every day.  Most arenamaster were convinced that this was 
some kind of punishment.
     You could always pick out the arenamasters in a crowd.  There were superficial 
differences:  One of these had clearly Adantri features, one wore an eye-patch, two 
were female.  But there were, in significant ways, alike.  The same size, the same 
hair-trigger alertness, the same deadliness.
     The one-eyed man broke the ice, raising his beer mug in salute.  "I'm Zrof One-
Eye from Zukal.  Sugar of Arvat--"  One of the women bowed slightly.  "I know Sugar.  
The rest of you...?"
     The Adantri matched his salute.  "Dernal of Dayla Kiv."
     "Daiyla Kiv?  Ah...."
     "No, without the 'I' in it.  These damned bureaucrats can't spell, and they 
thought adding an unnecessary vowel was exotic."  Disgust dripped from his voice.
     "Tell me about it!" another man growled in agreement.  "Khagal of Niatoli, and 
what they do to the spelling of THAT simple word--!"
     "I thought Daiyla, I mean Dayla Kiv had a different name right now," 
Arenamistress Sugar said.  "The arena, at least, because of a contest?"
     "Chavez Ravine."  Dernal's tone was the one that substituted in polite company 
for spitting on the floor.
     Zrof blinked, taken aback by the bitterness.  He wouldn't have minded a contest 
in Zukal, and damn what they called the place.  "It's only temporary, though."
     "Temporary, shmiperary," another man muttered.  He seemed well into his drinking, 
although, like all arenamasters, he carried his liquor well.  "They do it all the time 
in Aradi.  No reshpect.  Go around changing thish, changing that.  I wish I could 
change shome thingsh."  He signalled the bartender for a refill.
     The second woman put her hand over his mug.  "You've had enough, Harkon.  Try the 
coffee, instead."
     "You should be mad, too, Ripplesh," Harkon said.  "They're going to do shtuff 
like that in Jahnsh, aren't they?"
     Ripples Dorrigan shrugged.  All the men paused, some with glasses half raised, to 
watch.  "It's the way things are," she said.  "Not much we can do about it."
     "You know," Khagal of Niatoli said, "maybe we could make a few changes.  Fix the 
spelling of Arena 33, for one, change a few standby titles--"
     "The Commission hates changes."  Dernal of Dayla Kiv topped up his glass and 
drained it gloomily.
     "Yes, but if we disguise it," Sugar of Arvat said, excited, "make it... maybe a 
general Name-Change-O-Rama!  Then we could slip OUR changes through and no one would 
notice or mind."

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     By popular demand, we are holding a Name-Change-o-Rama during the month of 
September, 2008.  If you wish to change the name of your warriors or teams, please 
contact RSI Customer Service.  The charge for a name change is $1.