DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/19/2008    Duedate: 09/01/2008

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-599

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MORAVIA MAUVE
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5363) [12-11-0,68]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MORAVIA MAUVE                  HEMPEN JIG
BLUE MOON (381)                SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5363) [12-11-0,68]          (9-5388) [2-0-1,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MORAVIA MAUVE                  BLHU MURTHER
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5363) [12-11-0,68]          (9-5372) [8-7-0,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (501)              30
2. BLUE MOON (381)             24      BLUE MOON (381)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       SEA DOGS (501)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*SEA DOGS (501)             6   4  1 60.0   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)          10  5 0
 2/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)          561 702 19 44.4   2/ 2*SEA DOGS (501)            6  4 1

    '*'   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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 600): DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 594): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 596): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 592): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): VORTEX of FLYING MONKEYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 580): SNAKE EYES HAMMER of KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 439): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 501): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 394): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 393): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 486): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 600): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 594): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 596): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 592): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): FREE MASONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 580): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 439): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 201): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 294): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 393): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 486): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585):URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          ARONWE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          URAT of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
              (turn 584): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 581): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): UGLY GENTLEMAN of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
               (turn 570): PANE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                             JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
                (turn 460): CONTRABAND of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 423): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                              JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     A salute to Alourisienelle, part time Concubine of Zukal.

                                       Blu Jon

P.S.  There should have been a column from me in the newsletter for turn 598.  And
personals.  Full of scintillating wit.  These things were written and sent, but the
Commission seems to have lost them.  Typical.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZUKAL brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see FILTHY TOM win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
SAFFIRA beat KEEL HAULER and KEEL HAULER lost 2 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
The crowds were amazed this turn, as KHALHUMS DWARF killed the Duelmaster, BLU JON, 
leaving BLUE MOON in mourning.  This incredible death has allowed, I might add, 
MORAVIA MAUVE from BLUE MOON to ascend to the throne of Duelmaster, and I hear DARK 
ARENA is not happy.  The Blue Boar Inn, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries. 
Where do they get this stuff?  From ZUKAL's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the ZUKAL arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORAVIA MAUVE 5363           12  11  0    68       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLHU MURTHER 5372             8   7  0    52       BLUE MOON (381)
 SAFFIRA 5391                  4   1  1    37       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEMPEN JIG 5388               2   0  1    23       SEA DOGS (501)
 SEA LEGS 5387                 2   0  0    19       SEA DOGS (501)
 FILTHY TOM 5394               1   0  0    15       SEA DOGS (501)
 KEEL HAULER 5389              1   1  0    14       SEA DOGS (501)
 CYANITA 5393                  1   1  0    11       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EELY JOE 5395                 0   1  0     1       SEA DOGS (501)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLU JON 5308           20 31 1 BLUE MOON 381        KHALHUMS DWARF        599  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Ambitious Guard tried to put his arms around me!  Naturally I broke them.  What
else is a poor girl to do? -- Moravia Mauve

A Cult Member!  Euwh, horrid.  He smelled of some insidious incense, probably trying
to get an edge in the arena.  I wouldn't have any of that, though! -- Saffira

Again with the orcs.  Why is this? -- Blhu Murther, who sees no reason for orcs to
exist in the world at all

Sea Legs -- Wow, your legs really do go "all the way up"!  It must be hard to fit
clothes and armor on such a compressed torso. -- Cyanita

Man Overboard -- A simple task, but satisfying. -- Arenamaster Zrof One-Eye
P.S.  The Stone Golem doesn't do "satisfied," exactly, but so far as it is capable of
feeling satisfaction, take it that such was felt.

Blu Jon -- You will regret that snide comment at the end. -- Alourisienelle, part
time Concubine, part time Assassin

Moravia Mauve -- I will admit that the guard in question is inclined to be a little
fresh, but that is no reason to break *both* his arms. -- Del'Borasan, trainer of
Guards

Saffira -- Nasty little thing, aren't you? -- Tachs, sometime Cult Member
P.S.  Of course I mean "sometime."  You don't think I spend all my waking hours in
cultic activities, do you?

Blhu Murther -- Dare I suspect specisism in your savage anger?  Humans are so
predictable that way, not like us orcs at all.  Yes, it's true, we don't care for
other species, but we aren't especially savage to them.  We're generally savage to
all species equally.  Remember this, it's much more enlightened. -- Geroge Zoar, Free
Orc

Keel Hauler -- Like I wanted your keel!  Go haul it somewhere else. -- Honest
Patiaro, Public Scribe

Hempen Jig -- You make life hard for us.  Recruiting beggars is difficult enough
without gruesome arena deaths. -- Padrian, Speaker for the Beggars' Guild

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
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
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                **********************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

BLU JON was dealt death by KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 1 minute master's fight.
MORAVIA MAUVE handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
BLHU MURTHER viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 2 minute fight.
SAFFIRA devastated KEEL HAULER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
SEA LEGS overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HEMPEN JIG devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
CYANITA handily defeated EELY JOE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
FILTHY TOM vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   7 -  1      72  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 599 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-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MORAVIA MAUVE 5363         12  11  0   68 BLUE MOON (381)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLHU MURTHER 5372           8   7  0   52 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MORAVIA MAUVE 5363.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BLHU MURTHER 5372.  The ten other most popular fighters were MORAVIA MAUVE 
5363, SAFFIRA 5391, SEA LEGS 5387, HEMPEN JIG 5388, CYANITA 5393, FILTHY TOM 5394, 
KEEL HAULER 5389, EELY JOE 5395,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was EELY JOE 5395.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KEEL HAULER 5389, FILTHY TOM 5394, CYANITA 5393, HEMPEN JIG 5388, SEA 
LEGS 5387, SAFFIRA 5391, MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, BLHU MURTHER 5372,  0, and  0.

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

BLU JON (9-5308) BLUE MOON (381)