DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/03/2008    Duedate: 09/16/2008

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-602

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARLOW
HIGH JINKS (584)
(12-6644) [15-12-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BIG SHRIMP                     POSITION IS EMPTY
ICE AGE (639)                  
(12-6561) [15-10-0,96]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TARILISS                       BIG SHRIMP
SWEET MAGIC (267)              ICE AGE (639)
(12-6527) [11-44-1,78]         (12-6561) [15-10-0,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (142)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ICE AGE (639)               48
2. HIGH JINKS (584)            47      SILMARILLIAD (567)
3. SILMARILLIAD (567)          12      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)            4
5. DREAMERS (142)             -50      PAIN (411)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SILMARILLIAD (567)        96  87  8 52.5   1/ 1 DREAMERS (142)           10  5 1
 2/ 3 HIGH JINKS (584)         315 291 20 52.0   2/ 4 SWEET MAGIC (267)         6  8 1
 3/ 4 DREAMERS (142)           %1202 %1205 92 49.9   3/ 5 ICE AGE (639)             5  2 0
 4/ 5 ICE AGE (639)             50  57  1 46.7   4/ 3 HIGH JINKS (584)          5  5 0
 5/ 6 SWEET MAGIC (267)        527 872 18 37.7   5/ 2 SILMARILLIAD (567)        3  0 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 599): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 595): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 597): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): NOVELUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 594): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): VORTEX of FLYING MONKEYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): MOSSMAN of CROCS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 583): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 581): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 572): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 535): LEO POWERS of MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 272): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 462): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 449): BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 440): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 426): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 396): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 394): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 488): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 599): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 595): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 597): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 595): CYNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): BOHICA (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 583): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 581): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 572): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 535): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 272): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 462): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 449): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 440): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 426): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 396): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 394): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 488): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): HERACLITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): NOVELUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
                (turn 595): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 594): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): TROOPER TED of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 296): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): MOSSMAN of CROCS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 586): TURTLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): UGLY GENTLEMAN of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, 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.)
 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  65 DAL SHANG (turn 425): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly RIZTAB games.  My praise to HIGH JINKS for their 4-1-0 
week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  
BIG SHRIMP caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully 
bested PYTHAGORAS and was awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one of the week's 
more notable duels, BIG SHRIMP put down PYTHAGORAS, causing him to lose 13 points of 
recognition in the process.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All 
hail MARLOW, Duelmaster of RIZTAB!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the 
top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city RIZTAB.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  HIGH JINKS is feared.  This much I can say.  Apparently the 
stalwarts of DREAMERS are catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging board 
for their large share of the avoids.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Strange what qualities come forth in the face of 
certain doom.  HERACLITUS has the town astir with the news of his Dark Arena victory! 
Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies 
against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in RIZTAB as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 MARLOW 6644                  15  12  0    95       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BELEG CUTHALION 5607         15   7  0   105       SILMARILLIAD (567)
-GLORFINDAL 5605              11   7  2   102       SILMARILLIAD (567)
 BIG SHRIMP 6561              15  10  0    96       ICE AGE (639)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEMOCRITUS 6611              16  10  1    81       DREAMERS (142)
 PYTHAGORAS 6647              16  10  0    79       DREAMERS (142)
 TARILISS 6527                11  44  1    78       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MORWEN 5675                   7   3  2    75       SILMARILLIAD (567)
 TIDDLES 6664                 10  10  0    70       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORIANELLE 6621              14  18  0    64       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAMA MIA X 6642               7   3  0    55       ICE AGE (639)
 BILLY 6669                    9   7  0    52       HIGH JINKS (584)
 REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663         10  10  1    45       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHILOLAUS 6700                4   3  0    38       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARLOTTA 6671                 6   9  0    32       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BUTTERCUP 6709                2   0  0    27       HIGH JINKS (584)
 DORA BELL 6706                2   1  1    24       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 PROTAGORAS 6691               2   8  0    24       DREAMERS (142)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IAINTPLAYING 6568             3   8  0    21       ICE AGE (639)
 THE ROCK 6656                 2   0  0    15       ICE AGE (639)
 CHOCOLATE CHARLIE 6707        1   0  0     7       ICE AGE (639)
 KISSA BELLE 6708              1   1  0     4       SWEET MAGIC (267)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TIANNARY 6612          17 15 3 SWEET MAGIC 267      DEMOCRITUS 6611       599   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sweet Magic -- The gang used to have a one cycle name-change-o-rama every few years.
Keep your peepers peeled, we're due.

Morwen -- Mr. Experimental (Mental for short) took both my backup shortsword and my
armor...for a home-town pounding by home-grown talent. <bow> -- Billy

Corianelle -- I hate it when fighters get back up.  You're supposed to be "repulsed"
...get it?  But you didn't get it...maybe I haven't got it. -- Rogan

Dora Bell -- Monster killer fighter...and in my first fight too.  Pleezedchermeetcha.
-- Buttercup

Pythagoras -- Dang! -- Tiddles

Democritus -- Looking good, Demo...so, what do you think?  I'm an ambi...off-hand
parry weapon?  Shortsword, hatchet...smaaalllllll shield?  Sticking to the basics
does get dull.  Course there's nothing dull about winning -- Marlow

Heraclitus -- I suppose I should write you a chatty personal, that's what Jorja says,
but she isn't going to be standing over me on it--someone's invited HER out for
pizza, dammit--so, bleh.  You probably thought that was a good fight.  I didn't care
for it, myself. -- Tariliss
P.S.  Right, team theme, thoughts on.  Well, heck, we've got a name-change-o-rama up,
why do we have to keep the team name we already have?  What's the good of
"recognition" if people just recognize us as "easy wins"?  I figure I'll wait to see
what my teammates come down with.

Tariliss -- Which is just another way of saying you don't have any ideas, right? --
Corianelle

Repulsive Rogan -- When you're dangerously stunned, you're kind of cute. --
Corianelle
P.S.  I'm of the firm opinion that a confectionery is the way to go.  The sweet magic
of chocolate, the finest vanilla, a hint of liqueur, honey, nuts, cinnamon....

Corianelle -- Don't drool on the personals, kid. -- Tariliss

Protagoras -- Not to be confused with Pythagoras, right.  I'm going to have to look
you up, aren't I? -- Carlotta
P.S.  If not candy and pastries, we could do perfume, couldn't we?

Buttercup -- Wow, who does your hair?  I mean, I don't care for the way you wear it,
but the color is great.  Quick, give me the name! -- Dora Bell

Listen, everybody, jot it down on your shirtcuffs, I am not related to that idiot
Dora Bell.  A whole different line of Belles here. -- Kissa Belle
P.S.  But no way am I kissing that Zukali dude.

Arenamaster Rillion -- Well, gosh, nobody told me he was your pet. -- Dora Bell

Our congratulations to Heraclitus. -- Jorja and Sweet Magic

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

HERACLITUS viciously butchered DEMRON THE DARK in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEMOCRITUS was subdued by MARLOW in a popular 1 minute veteran's Title melee.
PYTHAGORAS was viciously subdued by BIG SHRIMP in a popular 2 minute master's brawl.
TARILISS was subdued by MORWEN in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
CORIANELLE savagely defeated PHILOLAUS in a 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
TIDDLES handily defeated LEOVAR THE PROUD in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
REPULSIVE ROGAN lost to MAMA MIA X in a 1 minute duel.
BILLY vanquished CARLOTTA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PROTAGORAS was vanquished by DORA BELL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
IAINTPLAYING was overpowered by BUTTERCUP in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
THE ROCK defeated KISSA BELLE in a 1 minute novice's match.
CHOCOLATE CHARLIE outwaited SIBATA THE THIEF in a 7 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  13 -  3      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  19 -  1      27  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 602 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      3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MARLOW 6644                15  12  0   95 HIGH JINKS (584)
SLASHING ATTACK  BIG SHRIMP 6561            15  10  0   96 ICE AGE (639)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEMOCRITUS 6611            16  10  1   81 DREAMERS (142)
TOTAL PARRY      PYTHAGORAS 6647            16  10  0   79 DREAMERS (142)
WALL OF STEEL    MORWEN 5675                 7   3  2   75 SILMARILLIAD (567)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MAMA MIA X 6642             7   3  0   55 ICE AGE (639)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TARILISS 6527.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BIG SHRIMP 6561.  The ten other most popular fighters were CORIANELLE 6621, 
MARLOW 6644, TARILISS 6527, TIDDLES 6664, PYTHAGORAS 6647, MORWEN 5675, PHILOLAUS 
6700, BILLY 6669, DORA BELL 6706, and BUTTERCUP 6709.

The least popular fighter this week was CHOCOLATE CHARLIE 6707.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PROTAGORAS 6691, CARLOTTA 6671, REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663, THE ROCK 
6656, IAINTPLAYING 6568, MAMA MIA X 6642, DEMOCRITUS 6611, KISSA BELLE 6708, 
BUTTERCUP 6709, and DORA BELL 6706.

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

HERACLITUS (12-6646) DREAMERS (142)

                                  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.