DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/28/2013    Duedate: 12/11/2013

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-727

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NEWT ROCKNE
MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5179) [14-1-0,144]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NEWT ROCKNE                    POSITION IS EMPTY
MAN OR BEAST? (432)            
(19-5179) [14-1-0,144]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOTHER GHEA NEWS               NEWT ROCKNE
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5431) [11-10-0,44]         (19-5179) [14-1-0,144]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MAN OR BEAST? (432)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         39
2. THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)     31      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. CUNNING RUNTS (425)          0      Unchartered Team
4. SEINFELD (388)               0
5. KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)       0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MAN OR BEAST? (432)      158  72  9 68.7   1/ 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       7  3 0
 2/ 0 THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)   51  27  5 65.4   2/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  5 10 1
 3- 2 CUNNING RUNTS (425)      179 119  7 60.1   3/ 0 THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)   4  0 1
 4/ 3 VISIONS V2 (452)          82  77  8 51.6   4/ 3 VISIONS V2 (452)          4  8 0
 5- 4 SEINFELD (388)            23  23  1 50.0   5- 4 CUNNING RUNTS (425)       2  1 0
 6- 5 KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)    39  47  4 45.3   6- 5 KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)    1  0 0
 7/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 766 931 23 45.1   7- 6 SEINFELD (388)            1  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 736): WATSON of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 738): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 706): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 732): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 734): SLIDE TO HELL of DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 725): PING of G.O.L.G. (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 726): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 720): PIMP IN A BOX of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 717): PRINCE VALIANT of KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (?, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 709): URCHIN of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 667): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): DING DONG of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 599): BACKLASH of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 584): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 566): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 560): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 570): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 521): HOPE of TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 516): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 507): SERGEANT 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 624): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 736): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 738): THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 706): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 732): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 734): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 725): A UNIT (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 726): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 7720: COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 717): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 709): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 667): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 599): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 554): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 566): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 560): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 521): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 516): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 507): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 624): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 736): WATSON of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 738): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
                           KANE TOAD of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
                           SKELETON of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
                           GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 704): LITTLE GRAY BIRD of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): DUSKBLOOD PUDDING of SHEWISH BURRET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 733): GOLDEN GLOBE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 724): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 720): PIMP IN A BOX of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
              (turn 719): BRITISH SEA POWER of COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): TORG THUNDERCLAP of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
                                   LORTAN FALCONEYE of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 599): MEECHAM of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 564): ZENSU LASAGNA of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 558): LORAND TEN SORN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 520): GORAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ZUWAYZA!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS is 
pushed out of top team by MAN OR BEAST?, who came from 2nd with a 3-1-0 this turn.  
And let's see, MAD DOG RUSSO fought EVERYBRIDE and gained 23 points and contributed 
to MAN OR BEAST?'s 3-1-0.  HOUSE BEAUTIFUL has lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, falling 15 
points, while helping make THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS a 0-5-0 turn.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and NEWT ROCKNE remains ZUWAYZA's top warrior 
for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped 
under the table at The Drunken Ox?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  VISIONS V2 has cause to stand 
tall, as they were ZUWAYZA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And guess who avoided VISIONS V2 stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was MAN OR BEAST?.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
VISIONS V2's warrior DOTTLE.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  I don't know about you, but SAMUEL COLT challenging down 34 points to 
VISIONS V2's DOTTLE, is not really worthy of MAN OR BEAST?.  I thought challenges 
were for warriors, not cowards looking for easy wins.  SAMUEL COLT beat DOTTLE, is 
nothing sacred?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that ZUWAYZA has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, ZUWAYZA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEWT ROCKNE 5179             14   1  0   144       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAR GRYLLS 5185             12   2  0   127       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 SAMUEL COLT 5418             14   4  1   115       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UNCLE LEO 4718                9   7  1    92       SEINFELD (388)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUTRID DEFILER 4323           8   2  1    82       KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)
 DOTTLE 5424                  16   8  0    74       VISIONS V2 (452)
 HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410         14  14  0    74       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 RAMEX 5439                    9   5  1    72       VISIONS V2 (452)
-COSMO 4498                   12   8  0    70       SEINFELD (388)
 YOGA PANTS 5395               9   4  0    67       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROBERT REICH 5330             7   4  1    66       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
-ROCKY J SQUIRREL 5385         5   0  0    61       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 PORK CHOP GOLEM 5368         10   5  1    60       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZYANE 5430                    8  10  0    52       VISIONS V2 (452)
 MODERN PHRENOLOGY 5408       10  19  0    49       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 HUGS-N-KISSES 5367           11   5  1    44       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
 MOTHER GHEA NEWS 5431        11  10  0    44       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-JEANNE D'ARC 5378             3   1  0    41       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 TREME 5467                    4   2  0    38       VISIONS V2 (452)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEALTH DIGEST 5444            6   9  0    27       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 LANNIER 5466                  3   3  0    27       VISIONS V2 (452)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD DOG RUSSO 5483            1   0  0    23       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-GELEB FLAMEFINGER 4338        2   0  0    18       KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)
-MULVA 4501                    1   0  0    17       SEINFELD (388)
 EVERYBRIDE 5484               2   1  1     8       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 GRIP AND RIP 5454             1   0  1     8       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
IAN EAGLE 5491          0  1 0 MAN OR BEAST? 432    GRIP AND RIP 5454     727   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dottle -- You will NOT leave that lying around on MY floors!  My floors are CLEAN. --
House Beautiful and Militant

Zyane -- My dear boy, you must change your diet.  More whole foods, and if you MUST
eat red meat--I will admit I like it sometimes myself--then make sure it is GRASS
FED. -- Mother Ghea News

Treme -- Well, that was embarrassing!  If you had not worn that extravagant...
headgear, I could perhaps have seen enough of your bumps to be WARNED.  As it was....
-- Modern Phrenology
P.S.  You elves are so annoying anyway, you have a whole different pattern of bumps!

Lannier -- Steroids.  I should have realized. -- Health Digest

These Beggars don't LISTEN.  I said NO. -- Everybride

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAMUEL COLT devastated DOTTLE in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
NEWT ROCKNE demolished RAMEX in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
YOGA PANTS overpowered MOTHER GHEA NEWS in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
TREME was bested by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gruesome brawl.
HUGS-N-KISSES overpowered HEALTH DIGEST in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
PORK CHOP GOLEM devastated LANNIER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ZYANE overcame MODERN PHRENOLOGY in a action packed 1 minute expert's melee.
EVERYBRIDE was vanquished by MAD DOG RUSSO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GRIP AND RIP viciously butchered IAN EAGLE in a 4 minute brutal novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        39 -  23 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  2      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  15 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 727 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         7  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         5 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NEWT ROCKNE 5179           14   1  0  144 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
TOTAL PARRY      DOTTLE 5424                16   8  0   74 VISIONS V2 (452)
BASHING ATTACK   RAMEX 5439                  9   5  1   72 VISIONS V2 (452)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOTHER GHEA NEWS 5431      11  10  0   44 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
LUNGING ATTACK   TREME 5467                  4   2  0   38 VISIONS V2 (452)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOTHER GHEA NEWS 5431.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was NEWT ROCKNE 5179.  The ten other most popular fighters were YOGA PANTS 
5395, HUGS-N-KISSES 5367, ZYANE 5430, MODERN PHRENOLOGY 5408, SAMUEL COLT 5418, 
MOTHER GHEA NEWS 5431, TREME 5467, PORK CHOP GOLEM 5368, MAD DOG RUSSO 5483, and 
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410.

The least popular fighter this week was IAN EAGLE 5491.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EVERYBRIDE 5484, LANNIER 5466, HEALTH DIGEST 5444, RAMEX 5439, DOTTLE 
5424, GRIP AND RIP 5454, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410, MAD DOG RUSSO 5483, PORK CHOP GOLEM 
5368, and TREME 5467.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BART SIMPSON 5072 (59-56-1)            0  5  0         CUNNING RUNTS        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JACK HAMMA 5001 (25-12-2)              6  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEAR GRYLLS 5185 (12-2-0)              6  3  0         MAN OR BEAST?        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DOTTLE 5424 (16-6-0)                   0  2  0         VISIONS V2           
ZYANE 5430 (7-9-0)                     0  2  0         VISIONS V2           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RAMEX 5439 (9-3-1)                     4  3  0         VISIONS V2           
BUZZ GRIMHULT 5412 (4-2-0)             1  3  0         BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE   

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLAMBERGE 5079 (5-3-1)                 0  2  0         BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE   

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CELESTE 5449 (2-2-0)                   3  2  0  DEAD   SMASH SISTERS        
TREME 5467 (3-1-0)                     1  3  1         VISIONS V2           
LANNIER 5466 (2-2-0)                   0  2  0         VISIONS V2           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAD DOG RUSSO 5483 (0-0-0)            15  3  0         MAN OR BEAST?        

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FREEDOM ROCK 3134 (11-8-2)             0  2  0  DEAD   FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GARRET 5375 (12-9-0)                   0  2  0         VISIONS V2           
GRIZZ GRIMHULT 5083 (8-1-1)            0  2  0         BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE   

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BROKEN HALO 5382 (6-4-1)               4  3  0         THE MOTHERSHIP CC    
NIGHTMARE CYNIC 5438 (2-1-1)           2  3  0  DEAD   VISIONS V2           
TELBIN 5403 (5-5-3)                    0  1  0  DEAD   VISIONS V2           

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FELTON 5443 (2-2-0)                    6  3  0         VISIONS V2           
CRIMSON BUNNY 5360 (2-0-0)             3  2  0  DEAD   FURRY FURY           

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

    There was a line outside the Gladiatorial Commission's registry office.  There 
often was, but surely not now?  Alarond the Scribe, who had drawn office duty today, 
frowned at them.
    A stocky, fit, moderately handsome gladiator stepped up to the counter.  "I want a 
name-change," he said.  "How can I do my best known as," he shuddered, "'Dangling 
Eyeball'?  My name is Joe, and I want to use it."
    A small and very shapely woman stepped up beside him.  "And I am really tired of 
being known as 'DA Bait'."  She smiled, causing Alarond to sway where he stood.  "I'd 
like to be known as... Aphrodite, I think."
    The others crowded forward, each advancing a claim, the babble of voice rising to 
a roar, the crowd beginning to look like a mob--and every member of it armed and 
dangerous.
    Alarond raised his hands to quiet them, without much success.  He raised his 
voice, too.  "We'll do it!  A Name-Change-O-Rama, as soon as we can get the paperwork 
lined up!  Two or three months, maybe--"
    The gladiators howled in protest at the delay.
    "No, listen!  The files here are HUGE, it will take time to get everything 
straight.  You've got to be patient.  It WILL happen!"

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of January.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI