DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/16/2008    Duedate: 10/13/2008

THE STOMPING GROUNDS ARENA

DM-20    TURN-435

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAULARIA
MAUL RATS (360)
(20-3702) [5-1-0,66]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              MAULARIA
                               MAUL RATS (360)
                               (20-3702) [5-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHILLY ARSONIST                WESLEY CRUSHER
DUNGEON CELL BA (368)          NUMBSKULLS (375)
(20-3743) [5-1-1,27]           (20-3781) [3-3-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BEAT IT! (386)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLUB CLUB (365)             53
2. NUMBSKULLS (375)            47      CLOTHES O' THE DAY (270)
3. DUNGEON CELL BA (368)       29      Unchartered Team
4. GO TO FLAIL (372)           23
5. THE BEATNIKS (364)          22      BEAT IT! (386)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BEAT IT! (386)            11   4  1 73.3   1/ 1*BEAT IT! (386)           11  4 1
 2/ 3*MAUL RATS (360)           18   9  0 66.7   2/ 5*CLUB CLUB (365)           8  6 2
 3/ 4*BASH MASTERS (384)         9   6  0 60.0   3/ 7*GO TO FLAIL (372)         8  6 1
 4/ 8*CLUB CLUB (365)           14  10  3 58.3   4/ 2*DUNGEON CELL BA (368)     8  6 0
 5/ 5*BABA BABA (356)           10   8  0 55.6   5/ 6*THE BEATNIKS (364)        8  7 1
 6/ 7*DUNGEON CELL BA (368)     15  14  2 51.7   6/ 4*MAUL RATS (360)           6  6 0
 7/10*GO TO FLAIL (372)         15  14  2 51.7   7/ 9*NUMBSKULLS (375)          6  9 0
 8/11*THE BEATNIKS (364)        15  15  1 50.0   8/12*I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)     5  5 0
 9-12 METAL MECH (216)         213 241 43 46.9   9/ 3*BASH MASTERS (384)        5  5 0
10/14*I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)      9  11  0 45.0  10/11*CHIC BARBARIANS (371)     5 10 2
11/16*NUMBSKULLS (375)          13  17  0 43.3  11/ 8*ONE LUMP, OR TWO? (378)   4  9 0
12/15*ONE LUMP, OR TWO? (378)    7  11  0 38.9  12/10*BABA BABA (356)           3  3 0
13/17*CHIC BARBARIANS (371)      9  16  2 36.0  13-18 METAL MECH (216)          0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Here's an answer to the following philosophical question that has plagued scholars
for years--if a tree falls in the forest and there's nobody around to hear it, does
it make a sound?  The answer is yes and the sound is, "Aaaaaghrah! Please, no more
pain!  I will even lick your boots.  *slurp*  Mmmm.  Nice chocolately leather.
Please, oh please, spare me now."  Of course, this is assuming the tree is like
Master Basher after Maulmentum grounded and pounded him last turn while tape
recording the event and then playing it back to the rest of the Maul Rats later that
evening.

In any case, this column is about me, so go ahead, laugh if you must, but that Rowdy
Dwarf is the toughest competition I've faced in this excuse for an arena yet and
based on the dwindling turn out each turn, there could be a lot more dwarfs on the
horizon.  Also, since I'm tired of using my maul like a can opener on you tin men,
when one of you gets in range to challenge for the throne, I am willing to take you
on in what is probably the first no weapon and no armor basher match.

Bashmaster Maularia

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  A stormcloud 
is brewing over the BASH MASTERS guildhouse.  Rumor says any more weeks like this 
ones 2-3-0 may send the team to the Dark Arena.  Coming up with a solid 0-0-0 outing, 
METAL MECH has advanced 5 places in the rankings.  Advancing in the rankings was GO 
TO FLAIL who went from last turn's 12-13-2, to this week's record of 15-14-2.  Ya 
know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  BASH WIPE was beat by 
CLUMSY BARBER and drops 19 points.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but 
bloody knuckles was THE STOMPING GROUNDS' FEISTY RUFFIAN, who was turned away from 
the Duelmastership by MAULARIA.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so 
try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the THE STOMPING GROUNDS 
arena.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad CLUB CLUB?  Big bad CLUB 
CLUB.  Big bad CLUB CLUB.  THE STOMPING GROUNDS' afraid of the big bad CLUB CLUB.  
Tra la la la la!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause 
MAUL RATS beats feet every time CLUB CLUB smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well 
just about everybody wants a piece of FLAILING AROUND, who was this week's most 
challenged warrior.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, CHEST PAIN went 
after WYSTERIA LA VINE, who was higher by 20 points.  Well, when the dust settled, 
CHEST PAIN won victory over WYSTERIA LA VINE.  SWINGING HAMMER of BEAT IT! had better 
have a good reason for challenging down 10 points in a challenge which it won.  I 
thought SWINGING HAMMER showed great skill and promise when it subdued STOP! HAMMER 
TIME.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Yes, and another newbie bites 
the dust as 2 MIN FLAIL goes down under the sword of TOMMY HILFIGER.  Thanks to this, 
TOMMY HILFIGER now has 33 recognition points.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for 
they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've 
got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAULARIA 3702                 5   1  0    66       MAUL RATS (360)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NARCOLEPTIC GUARD 3746        6   0  1    59       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-XXXEXCITEME 3441              5   1  1    58       METAL MECH (216)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAUL OF AMERICA 3727          5   0  0    44       CLUB CLUB (365)
 FLAILS HERE 3763              6   0  0    41       GO TO FLAIL (372)
 HUGO SQUISH 3729              4   1  2    39       CLUB CLUB (365)
-METOOCANDO 3369               4   2  1    37       METAL MECH (216)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SON OF A BASHER 3711          3   1  0    33       I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)
 TOMMY HILFIGER 3758           2   3  1    33       CHIC BARBARIANS (371)
 WESLEY CRUSHER 3781           3   3  0    31       NUMBSKULLS (375)
 CHEST PAIN 3778               2   4  0    30       NUMBSKULLS (375)
 HOLY FLAIL 3765               4   2  2    29       GO TO FLAIL (372)
 MAULMENTUM 3848               2   0  0    28       MAUL RATS (360)
 CHILLY ARSONIST 3743          5   1  1    27       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)
 BEARDED CAT 3840              2   1  1    27       THE BEATNIKS (364)
 CLUMSY BARBER 3742            1   5  0    27       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)
 THUD 3780                     4   2  0    25       NUMBSKULLS (375)
-TROLLDOZER 3703               4   0  0    25       MAUL RATS (360)
-BAMBOOZLE 3683                3   0  0    24       BABA BABA (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWINGING HAMMER 3844          3   0  0    23       BEAT IT! (386)
 BONGO JOE 3722                4   2  0    22       THE BEATNIKS (364)
 JACK KEROWHACK JR 3725        4   2  0    22       THE BEATNIKS (364)
 I SEE DEAD PEOPLE 3705        4   1  0    21       MAUL RATS (360)
 PULL MY DAISY 3726            2   4  0    20       THE BEATNIKS (364)
 KISS MY BASH 3832             2   1  0    20       BASH MASTERS (384)
 EBONY STAFF 3853              1   0  0    20       BEAT IT! (386)
 MASTER BASHER 3709            3   1  0    18       I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)
 HAM FIST 3731                 4   1  0    17       CLUB CLUB (365)
 ADAM SMASHA 3850              1   1  1    17       CLUB CLUB (365)
 BACKWARDS 3684                5   1  0    16       BABA BABA (356)
 FLAILING AROUND 3762          2   4  0    16       GO TO FLAIL (372)
 ONE HANDED STAFF 3841         2   1  0    16       BEAT IT! (386)
 TWO HANDED MACE 3843          2   1  0    16       BEAT IT! (386)
 PAIN IN THE BASH 3833         2   1  0    15       BASH MASTERS (384)
 HEAD TRAUMA 3777              2   4  0    15       NUMBSKULLS (375)
 CHRISTIAN DIOR 3757           1   4  0    15       CHIC BARBARIANS (371)
 MACY CLOCKER 3846             1   0  0    15       ONE LUMP, OR TWO? (378)
 HAM BURGLAR 3744              2   4  0    14       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)
 WHAT THE FLAIL 3764           2   4  0    13       GO TO FLAIL (372)
 NAKED LUNCH 3723              3   3  0    12       THE BEATNIKS (364)
 WYSTERIA LA VINE 3798         3   1  0    10       ONE LUMP, OR TWO? (378)
 PIERRE CARDIN 3761            2   3  1    10       CHIC BARBARIANS (371)
 GIORGIO ARMANI 3760           2   3  0     9       CHIC BARBARIANS (371)
 UNCLE MEAT 3796               1   3  0     9       ONE LUMP, OR TWO? (378)
 STOP! HAMMER TIME 3708        1   3  0     9       I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)
 MYOPIC VOYEUR 3822            1   2  0     9       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)
 DRUNKEN FLAILER 3710          2   2  0     8       I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)
-BANTER 3788                   1   1  0     8       BABA BABA (356)
 BASH WIPE 3831                2   1  0     7       BASH MASTERS (384)
 BASH HOLE 3829                2   1  0     7       BASH MASTERS (384)
 IZ' BIN REEL 3797             1   3  0     6       ONE LUMP, OR TWO? (378)
 BANKROLL 3685                 1   3  0     6       BABA BABA (356)
 BASH ACKWARDS 3830            1   2  0     5       BASH MASTERS (384)
-BANISH 3682                   0   2  0     2       BABA BABA (356)
 OBASH YOMAMA 3849             0   2  0     2       NUMBSKULLS (375)
 HUBIE NEGST 3847              0   1  0     1       ONE LUMP, OR TWO? (378)
 MAULICIOUS 3852               0   1  0     1       MAUL RATS (360)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEATH FROM ABOVE 3680   1  1 0 BASH 4 CASH 355      NARCOLEPTIC GUAR 3746 432   
MR. MACE 3678           1  1 0 BASH 4 CASH 355      CHILLY ARSONIST 3743  432   
BASH TARDIGAN 3741      1  2 0 BASHTARDS 367        HUGO SQUISH 3729      432   
2 MIN FLAIL 3845        2  1 1 BEAT IT! 386         TOMMY HILFIGER 3758   435   
POLISHED STAFF 3842     1  1 0 BEAT IT! 386         BEARDED CAT 3840      434   
GUNNLOD 3826            0  1 0 BLUNT FORCE 383      BASHMORE FACE 3679    432   
CALVIN KLEIN 3759       2  3 0 CHIC BARBARIANS 371  ADAM SMASHA 3850      435   
IMUS BREAKU 3730        0  3 0 CLUB CLUB 365        2 MIN FLAIL 3845      433   
UPSIDE UR HEAD 3707     0  4 0 I CRUSH UR HEAD 361  SWINE GOLEM           435  NONE
BRUISER 3779            2  2 0 NUMBSKULLS 375       HUGO SQUISH 3729      433   
BUCKY RUNESCROD 3794    1  1 0 ONE LUMP, OR TWO 378 PIERRE CARDIN 3761    433  REVENGED
POINDEXTER PRIMM 3795   0  2 0 ONE LUMP, OR TWO 378 HOLY FLAIL 3765       433   
WINDWALKER 3804         1  1 0 THE HEAVY HANDS 379  CHEESY POOF 3740      432   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nothing personal, but while he's up there, let's all go after a kill with Maularia.
Dead meat, I say. -- Bailiff, Mgr. BAba BAba

The rest of you inmates are allowed to write personals, you know.  It's a free world,
Bums! -- Bailiff, Mgr. BAba BAba

We have only one phrase for the top (8-2-1) team - Beat It! -- Bailiff, Mgr. BAba
BAba

Chest Pain -- You are lucky it is me and not something much more serious. Oh, well,
we all die sooner or later. -- Bamboozle

Naked Lunch -- That was pretty straightforward, if you ask me. -- Backwards

Myopic Voyeur -- Sort of like hind-sight.  Front or back makes no difference. -- One
Handed Staff

Calvin Klein -- When you have a mace like mine it takes two hands to handle it.
Really sharp cap but I was looking for more fashion out of you. -- Two Handed Mace

Obash Yomama -- I got your Momma. -- Swinging Hammer

Christian Dior -- Where was all the cool clothes? -- 2 Min Flail

Bearded Cat -- Congrats on a awesome kill.  Had to be much sweeter with doing it on
my down-challenge.  I am sure that you will see a few try to avenge your wonderful
victory. -- Fyrmin A. Gryp

All -- Looking forward to getting a handle (so to speak) on this arena.  If any of
you are bored please come down to our guildhouse and do whatever comes to mind.
Fyrmin A. Gryp, as always, Beat It!

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

UPSIDE UR HEAD was dealt death by SWINE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
TWO HANDED MACE slimly lost to BEARDED CAT in a 2 minute novice's Bloodfeud duel.
UNCLE MEAT was demolished by HOLY FLAIL in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
WESLEY CRUSHER devastated BACKWARDS in a popular 2 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
CHEST PAIN devastated WYSTERIA LA VINE in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
THUD bested FLAILING AROUND in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
OBASH YOMAMA slimly lost to WHAT THE FLAIL in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
DRUNKEN FLAILER was vanquished by MAULMENTUM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
2 MIN FLAIL was assassinated by TOMMY HILFIGER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SWINGING HAMMER savagely defeated STOP! HAMMER TIME in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SON OF A BASHER overpowered HEAD TRAUMA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BANKROLL was devastated by CHRISTIAN DIOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
MAULARIA demolished FEISTY RUFFIAN in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
JACK KEROWHACK JR was overpowered by MAUL OF AMERICA in a 1 minute conflict.
NARCOLEPTIC GUARD overpowered ARADI THUG in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
CHILLY ARSONIST was viciously subdued by HUGO SQUISH in a 1 minute fray.
BASH WIPE was devastated by CLUMSY BARBER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FLAILS HERE demolished I SEE DEAD PEOPLE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BONGO JOE beat PIERRE CARDIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
NAKED LUNCH was unbelievably bested by HAM FIST in a 2 minute contest.
PULL MY DAISY overpowered HAM BURGLAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GIORGIO ARMANI was subdued by MASTER BASHER in a 1 minute beginner's bout.
CALVIN KLEIN was butchered by ADAM SMASHA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
IZ' BIN REEL was overpowered by KISS MY BASH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MYOPIC VOYEUR beat BASH ACKWARDS in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
BASH HOLE was defeated by MACY CLOCKER in a 1 minute novice's bout.
PAIN IN THE BASH vanquished MAULICIOUS in a 1 minute uneven bout.
ONE HANDED STAFF viciously subdued HUBIE NEGST in a exciting 2 minute beginner's bout.
EBONY STAFF vanquished INCOMPETENT PUNK in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  54         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK   197 - 199 - 15      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 435 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:

BASHING ATTACK    28 - 26     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         9  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MAULARIA 3702               5   1  0   66 MAUL RATS (360)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHILLY ARSONIST 3743.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WESLEY CRUSHER 3781.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHAT THE 
FLAIL 3764, BONGO JOE 3722, ONE HANDED STAFF 3841, BEARDED CAT 3840, THUD 3780, 
MASTER BASHER 3709, TWO HANDED MACE 3843, CHEST PAIN 3778, FLAILING AROUND 3762, and 
OBASH YOMAMA 3849.

The least popular fighter this week was MAULICIOUS 3852.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IZ' BIN REEL 3797, CALVIN KLEIN 3759, HAM BURGLAR 3744, I SEE DEAD 
PEOPLE 3705, BASH WIPE 3831, CHILLY ARSONIST 3743, JACK KEROWHACK JR 3725, BANKROLL 
3685, HEAD TRAUMA 3777, and 2 MIN FLAIL 3845.

                                  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.