DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/08/2008    Duedate: 09/20/2008

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-596

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PAPA ROTZI
FUNKY FOLK (625)
(18-9551) [12-9-2,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PAPA ROTZI                     MICHAEL MOORE
FUNKY FOLK (625)               PATRONAS VERITAS II (588)
(18-9551) [12-9-2,126]         (18-8199) [4-1-1,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOE PUPPET                     FROO-FROO
CENTER FOR OLDS (108)          CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
(18-9544) [19-17-0,93]         (18-9589) [18-10-2,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WIZARDGUARD (175)           34
2. FUNKY FOLK (625)            31      HELP WANTED (671)
3. SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)        24      Unchartered Team
4. THE GUARDIANS II (479)      24
5. STREET PIZZA (106)          17      GOON SQUAD (681)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 HELP WANTED (671)        124 106 10 53.9   1/ 1 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     8  7 1
 2- 4 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   %1054 958 %127 52.4   2/ 2 SEA DOGS (224)            8  7 1
 3/ 3 SEA DOGS (224)           290 264 17 52.3   3/ 5 FUNKY FOLK (625)          7  6 1
 4/ 6 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      34  33  0 50.7   4/ 3 HELP WANTED (671)         6  4 0
 5/ 5 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1080 %1057 67 50.5   5/ 4 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      6  7 0
 6/ 1*GOON SQUAD (681)           3   3  0 50.0   6/10 WIZARDGUARD (175)         5  5 0
 7/ 8 STREET PIZZA (106)       727 803 54 47.5   7/ 7 LACONIANS (487)           5  5 0
 8/ 7 THE GUARDIANS II (479)   114 127  7 47.3   8/ 6 STREET PIZZA (106)        4  2 0
 9/ 9 WIZARDGUARD (175)        146 168  9 46.5   9/ 9*GOON SQUAD (681)          3  3 0
10/11 FUNKY FOLK (625)          90 117 10 43.5  10/ 8*PATRONAS VERITAS I (588)  2  1 1
11/12 LACONIANS (487)           26  42  2 38.2  11/13 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    2  4 0
12/13 ARROGANCE (347)          469 852 29 35.5  12-11 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    2  6 0
13/14*PATRONAS VERITAS I (588)   9  18  2 33.3  13/14 ARROGANCE (347)           1  5 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 605): JETSAM of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 487): DOLOVOR of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 613): LAMERIDHOR SKO of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 609): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 608): TIFFINAL of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 612): MICHELIN of THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 609): LONG BEACH LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 604): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, 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 443): WOLF RIDER of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 201): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 487): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 605): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 487): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 613): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 609): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 608): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 612): THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 609): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 604): 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 443): GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 201): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 487) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 613): MARY JANE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
              (turn 612): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                          GRUNT of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 608): TIFFINAL of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
                           SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of TALCAMA.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Nothing works for 
a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as WIZARDGUARD can 
attest...  Good things come to those who fight well, as SKA ROBOT ARMY can attest, 
moving up by 1.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, CHOCO BOBA BABY was 
winsome, after beating GAYLAN OSBORNE and seeing him lose 9 points.  In TALCAMA, 
nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, PAPA 
ROTZI.  Word has it one team in TALCAMA is taking speech lessons to try to bore their 
opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are TALCAMA's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble 
eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of CENTER FOR OLDS, 
alone and unchallenged.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of FUNKY 
FOLK, so did that sorry team shy from CENTER FOR OLDS Is it charming personality?  
Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, HOFFA is the most 
challenged warrior.  DIZZ SCHUIER challenged HOFFA!  Who says HELP WANTED are just a 
bunch of wimps!  DIZZ SCHUIER of HELP WANTED kept his wits as he subdued HOFFA.  
Mismatched by 9 points, TOE PUPPET was beat by DICK TATER.  Is this really worth 
noting?  I thought DICK TATER showed great skill and promise when it bested TOE 
PUPPET.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid TALCAMA farewell-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAPA ROTZI 9551              12   9  2   126       FUNKY FOLK (625)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DICK TATER 8675               9   1  0   123       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 FROO-FROO 9589               18  10  2   110       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 TOE PUPPET 9544              19  17  0    93       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 SPARE ANCHOR 9610            10   5  0    93       SEA DOGS (224)
 DIZZ SCHUIER 9345            10   4  1    92       HELP WANTED (671)
 HOFFA 9369                   19  34  0    91       ARROGANCE (347)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623          9   4  2    77       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 RAT CATCHER 9652              7   3  1    73       SEA DOGS (224)
 GAYLAN OSBORNE 9346           8   6  0    68       HELP WANTED (671)
 CANDIRU 9624                  8   1  0    68       STREET PIZZA (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEPHISKAPHELES 8779           5   2  0    59       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOWELL HALE 9347              8   6  0    50       HELP WANTED (671)
 NEVER FOREVER 9308            6   3  0    50       STREET PIZZA (106)
 HARPY THE SHREW 9643         10   4  0    49       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 NULN 9557                     4  31  0    47       ARROGANCE (347)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PICKLE BYSTROM 9344           8   2  0    45       HELP WANTED (671)
 STEELE BRAIN PAN 8615         4   7  1    45       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 BRUNO DEETH 9646              6   5  0    43       LACONIANS (487)
 DECK APE 9678                 5   3  1    41       SEA DOGS (224)
 FABULOUS MR FOX 9631         10   6  0    37       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-BAD LIEUTENANT 9452           3   4  1    37       HELP WANTED (671)
 BOOGERMAN 9656                7   8  0    35       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 MICHAEL MOORE 8199            4   1  1    34       PATRONAS VERITAS II (588)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCATHING 9553                 6   4  0    32       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-CHAOS SLAYER 9311             2   1  0    27       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
-PHOTON 3292                   2   4  0    26       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 SUCKER PUNCH 8785             4   3  0    24       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 MME. PIEDLOURDE 9684          3   2  0    24       WIZARDGUARD (175)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SMUNGER 9674                  2   1  1    22       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 GOON 2 9705                   2   0  0    22       GOON SQUAD (681)
 BILGE SUCKER 9696             3   1  0    21       SEA DOGS (224)
 SKY SLIVER 9647               4   7  0    20       LACONIANS (487)
-INFERNO 9636                  1   2  0    20       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 AGENT 99 9679                 2   3  0    18       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
-KENNETH LAY 8258              1   0  0    17       PATRONAS VERITAS II (588)
-THICKNESS 9650                1   2  0    17       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-ONE-SHOT 9675                 1   0  0    16       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 BOB KATZ 9701                 1   2  0    13       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 RAY DARTON 9708               2   1  0    12       LACONIANS (487)
-BAGDHAD BOB 8039              1   5  0    10       PATRONAS VERITAS II (588)
 NASH CABONES 9697             2   2  0     8       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-SLICK WILLIE 8180             1   1  0     4       PATRONAS VERITAS II (588)
 GOON 1 9704                   1   1  0     4       GOON SQUAD (681)
 FRANK N' BERRY 9710           0   2  0     3       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-H. CLINTON 8141               0   2  0     2       PATRONAS VERITAS II (588)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DAN D'LION 9702         0  3 0 FUNKY FOLK 625       BLACK ORC             596  NONE
XYZ 9706                0  1 0 GOON SQUAD 681       AVENGING ZILTHOR      596  NONE
DORIO WHITING 9653      3  4 0 LACONIANS 487        DIZZ SCHUIER 9345     593   
TREY ROMBLE 9644        4  5 1 LACONIANS 487        MICHAEL MOORE 8199    594   
MAN OVERBOARD 9714      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 224         AVENGING ZILTHOR      596  NONE
CATAPHASIA 8780        12 11 0 SKA ROBOT ARMY 651   PAPA ROTZI 9551       595   
DEMENTIA 8788          11 12 0 SKA ROBOT ARMY 651   FROO-FROO 9589        595   
DAME 9713               0  1 0 THE GUARDIANS II 479 STONE GOLEM           596  NONE
FLOYD STEELE 9712       0  1 0 THE GUARDIANS II 479 STONE GOLEM           596  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

DAN D'LION was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DAME was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
XYZ was assassinated by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
FLOYD STEELE was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena contest.
MAN OVERBOARD was assassinated by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DICK TATER devastated TOE PUPPET in a 2 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
DIZZ SCHUIER overpowered HOFFA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
CHOCO BOBA BABY bested GAYLAN OSBORNE in a popular 3 minute Challenge competition.
DECK APE was unbelievably bested by HARPY THE SHREW in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
FABULOUS MR FOX was viciously subdued by MEPHISKAPHELES in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
BOOGERMAN was unbelievably bested by BRUNO DEETH in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
SKY SLIVER was handily defeated by NULN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BOB KATZ was subdued by SUCKER PUNCH in a 1 minute Challenge match.
NASH CABONES was outwaited by RAY DARTON in a 13 minute amateur's Challenge conflict.
MME. PIEDLOURDE demolished GOON 1 in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
JB BLAH was handily defeated by PAPA ROTZI in a 1 minute one-sided Title conflict.
FROO-FROO viciously subdued SPARE ANCHOR in a action packed 3 minute master's bout.
CANDIRU overpowered MICHAEL MOORE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
RAT CATCHER devastated LOWELL HALE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NEVER FOREVER demolished BILGE SUCKER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
STEELE BRAIN PAN savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute fight.
AGENT 99 devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
GOON 2 viciously subdued FRANK N' BERRY in a 5 minute gruesome novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  35 -  4      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  25 -  3      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  17 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  17 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  31 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  16 -  2      38  |

Turn 596 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PAPA ROTZI 9551            12   9  2  126 FUNKY FOLK (625)
SLASHING ATTACK  FROO-FROO 9589             18  10  2  110 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TOE PUPPET 9544            19  17  0   93 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
TOTAL PARRY      SPARE ANCHOR 9610          10   5  0   93 SEA DOGS (224)
WALL OF STEEL    CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623        9   4  2   77 WIZARDGUARD (175)
BASHING ATTACK   RAT CATCHER 9652            7   3  1   73 SEA DOGS (224)
STRIKING ATTACK  GAYLAN OSBORNE 9346         8   6  0   68 HELP WANTED (671)
AIMED BLOW       CANDIRU 9624                8   1  0   68 STREET PIZZA (106)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TOE PUPPET 9544.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FROO-FROO 9589.  The ten other most popular fighters were MEPHISKAPHELES 8779, 
BOOGERMAN 9656, GAYLAN OSBORNE 9346, DECK APE 9678, STEELE BRAIN PAN 8615, DICK TATER 
8675, FLOYD STEELE 9712, TOE PUPPET 9544, DIZZ SCHUIER 9345, and NULN 9557.

The least popular fighter this week was NASH CABONES 9697.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GOON 2 9705, RAY DARTON 9708, BILGE SUCKER 9696, LOWELL HALE 
9347, MICHAEL MOORE 8199, GOON 1 9704, BOB KATZ 9701, SKY SLIVER 9647, HOFFA 9369, 
and MAN OVERBOARD 9714.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PAPA ROTZI (18-9551) FUNKY FOLK (625)

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

JB BLAH (18-9478) CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

                                  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.