DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/01/2008    Duedate: 10/14/2008

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-598

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THULE
DARK CREATION (471)
(15-4921) [13-5-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WIND RIDER                     BOSS
GREENWARDENS (244)             STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-4876) [20-21-0,87]         (15-4877) [12-17-1,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK CREATION (471)         24
2. STARBASE 5 (263)             6      DARK CREATION (471)
3. GREENWARDENS (244)         -23      Unchartered Team

                                       LEPER COLONY (271)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK CREATION (471)      249 229 10 52.1   1/ 2 GREENWARDENS (244)        9  6 0
 2/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)         241 237  9 50.4   2/ 1 DARK CREATION (471)       8  7 0
 3/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)       575 709 13 44.8   3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          6  9 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 601): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 603): SORAK of FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 597): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 599): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 598): AURELIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 596): HOT ROD II of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 298): SCARLET ROSE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 589): ALUMINUM AWL of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 296): CORNELIUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 585): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 583): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 574): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 537): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 254): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 464): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 451): B.C. GOLD of MY BEST BUDS (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 428): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 398): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 396): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 490): DREAM WARRIOR of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (Ichabod
                                Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 601): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 603): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 597): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 599): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 598): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 596): IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 298): D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 589): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 296): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 585): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 583): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 574): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 537): ROAD WARRIORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 254): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 464): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 451): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 428): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 398): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 396): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 490): SILMARILLIAD et al (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 603): SORAK of FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 599): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 596): HOT ROD II of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 595): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): TROOPER TED of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 589): AMIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 296): CORNELIUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 585): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
              (turn 584): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 451): ZIG-ZAG MAN of MY BEST BUDS (Street Legal, mgr.)
                                   ODDALISQUE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                       (turn 450): 911 of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
                                   BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ah, Pie-Eyed Piper, talk about a mismatch!  Try coming into the arena sober
next time, it might help.

                                    Wind Rider

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
MALCORN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, DARK CREATION, since 
GREENWARDENS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see NECROPALYPSE win a fight and gain 17 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, NECROPALYPSE beat THORNWOOD and THORNWOOD lost 12 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  THULE challenged MALCORN's Duelmaster for a shot at the 
throne.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as THULE takes the Title and 
last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Drake's Barbecue, humph!  
I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From MALCORN's 
trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
MOSSROCK was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to MARDUK of DARK 
CREATION for challenging up by 21 to REDTHORN.  MARDUK lost to get 25 points of 
recognition.  And we have LYLYANNA in a challenge, going down 12 points for the 
fight.  Guess what?  I thought LYLYANNA showed great skill and promise when she was 
overcame by MOSSROCK.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for MALCORN's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  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                  
 THULE 4921                   13   5  0   106       DARK CREATION (471)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSSROCK 4871                25  20  2   106       GREENWARDENS (244)
 LYLYANNA 4919                12   7  0    94       DARK CREATION (471)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZIRCON 4920                   9   5  0    88       STARBASE 5 (263)
 WIND RIDER 4876              20  21  0    87       GREENWARDENS (244)
 PIE EYED PIPER 4878          15  14  0    81       STARBASE 5 (263)
 SIMULACRUM 4906              16  12  2    75       DARK CREATION (471)
 AVENGELINA 4888              13  12  0    74       STARBASE 5 (263)
 STUMP 4882                   15  21  0    71       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOSS 4877                    12  17  1    62       STARBASE 5 (263)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863           11  26  1    60       STARBASE 5 (263)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REDTHORN 4943                 8   4  0    47       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NECROPALYPSE 4950             4   1  0    32       DARK CREATION (471)
 MARDUK 4942                   6   7  0    25       DARK CREATION (471)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THORNWOOD 4944                3   6  0    15       GREENWARDENS (244)
-KHAMUL 4033                   1   5  0     8       THE BLACK RIDERS (391)
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
-AKHORAHIL 4031                0   1  0     4       THE BLACK RIDERS (391)
-ADUNAPHEL 4032                0   4  0     4       THE BLACK RIDERS (391)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lylyanna -- Kick me around if you must, but there's no way you're going to turn me
into a rolling stone. -- Mossrock
P.S.  And I am definitely not going to (shudder) adventure!

Simulacrum -- Gods, it's awful!  You stand there PRETENDING that butter won't melt in
your mouth, and it's all false!  Butter melts INSTANTLY in your mouth, I can TELL. --
Stump

Boss -- (sulk) -- Redthorn

Necropalypse -- It's probably the presence of the Dark Hunter that threw you off your
stroke.  You know how it is, the Wild Hunt is charged with defending the boundaries
between the worlds, and the whole necromantic thing is about violating them. --
Thornwood

I don't know if I'll get an episode in this time or not, Real Life is in the process
of redefining "normal" just when I expected to get back to it.  But I'll do my best
for you. -- the Scribe

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
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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

THULE devastated WIND RIDER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
LYLYANNA lost to MOSSROCK in a 2 minute brutal expert's Challenge battle.
MARDUK was savagely defeated by REDTHORN in a 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
NECROPALYPSE devastated THORNWOOD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
AVENGELINA was subdued by KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 5 minute competition.
PIE EYED PIPER luckily beat VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 3 minute veteran's struggle.
ZIRCON overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
SIMULACRUM slimly won victory over VARPULIS RUKH in a 2 minute veteran's duel.
BOSS was unbelievably bested by STUMP in a popular 3 minute brutal veteran's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  13 -  1      35  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 598 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  THULE 4921                 13   5  0  106 DARK CREATION (471)
TOTAL PARRY      MOSSROCK 4871              25  20  2  106 GREENWARDENS (244)
AIMED BLOW       LYLYANNA 4919              12   7  0   94 DARK CREATION (471)
BASHING ATTACK   PIE EYED PIPER 4878        15  14  0   81 STARBASE 5 (263)
PARRY-STRIKE     AVENGELINA 4888            13  12  0   74 STARBASE 5 (263)
LUNGING ATTACK   REDTHORN 4943               8   4  0   47 GREENWARDENS (244)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WIND RIDER 4876.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BOSS 4877.  The ten other most popular fighters were AVENGELINA 4888, SIMULACRUM 
4906, MOSSROCK 4871, REDTHORN 4943, LYLYANNA 4919, NECROPALYPSE 4950, PIE EYED PIPER 
4878, ZIRCON 4920, STUMP 4882, and THULE 4921.

The least popular fighter this week was THORNWOOD 4944.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARDUK 4942, WIND RIDER 4876, VARPULIS RUKH 4863, THULE 4921, STUMP 
4882, ZIRCON 4920, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, NECROPALYPSE 4950, LYLYANNA 4919, and 
REDTHORN 4943.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MOSSROCK (15-4871) GREENWARDENS (244)