DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/01/2010    Duedate: 07/14/2010

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-637

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EARTH QUAKE
DISASTER (497)
(24-4885) [14-3-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EARTH QUAKE                    BOA
DISASTER (497)                 SERPENTS HOLD (500)
(24-4885) [14-3-1,116]         (24-4917) [3-1-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EARTH QUAKE                    FOREST FIRE
DISASTER (497)                 DISASTER (497)
(24-4885) [14-3-1,116]         (24-4929) [1-0-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DISASTER (497)              55
2. SERPENTS HOLD (500)         38      DISASTER (497)
3. PIRATE'S COVE (498)         24      Unchartered Team
4. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         -4
                                       SERPENTS HOLD (500)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 DISASTER (497)            57  25  7 69.5   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      11  4 1
 2/ 4 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      783 784 23 50.0   2/ 3 DISASTER (497)            7  4 2
 3/ 3*SERPENTS HOLD (500)        9  10  1 47.4   3/ 2*SERPENTS HOLD (500)       6  8 0
 4/ 5 PIRATE'S COVE (498)       27  49  2 35.5   4/ 4 PIRATE'S COVE (498)       2 10 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 323): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 648): HOUND of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 648): TIPPI TURTLE of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 633): ELDON KREE of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 636): EARTH QUAKE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 632): BELLE ISSIMO of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 632): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 630): MASEMA of STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 593): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 590): SKITZOID SNOOPY of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 578): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 271): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 477): BONNIE BARROW of BAD GIRLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 224): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 533): THE PINK RANGER of SUPERIOR FORCES X (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 323): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 648): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 648): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 633): THE MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 636): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 632): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 632): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 630): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 593): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 590): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 581): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 271): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 477): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 224): SLAMMA JAMMA (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 533): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 647): TOM SAWYER of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
                               SHY MEERCAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 636): TCHACK LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 630): MASEMA of STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
                         TYPHON of STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 589): FOUR PAWZ of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                             TYEFOON TURMOIL of THE STORM FRONT (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 581): TANIA PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
                             UNCLE BOB of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 223): BIG DADDY KANE of RAP ATTACKS (?, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ZORPUNT, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Practice pays for MOHAWK JOE, who pummelled COLIN 
POOLE, to pocket 25 points.  COLIN POOLE certainly had a baffled expression on his 
face, after losing to MOHAWK JOE and losing 20 points in the process!  EARTH QUAKE 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by TCHACK LOY of KRILL CAVALRY.  Does 
ZORPUNT have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who's the team that's been 
walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of KRILL CAVALRY should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, SERPENTS HOLD scurried away from KRILL CAVALRY.  Oh, the shame!  
Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and TCHACK LOY is it right now.  Most 
challenged warrior.  Isn't KRILL CAVALRY proud!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Those who owe FOREST FIRE of DISASTER money and had written him off, take note:  he'S 
BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the 
match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Do not despair!  I 
shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARTH QUAKE 4885             14   3  1   116       DISASTER (497)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOHAWK JOE 4896              10   9  1   100       PIRATE'S COVE (498)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLIN POOLE 4893             13   7  0    75       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORIT KOBUN 4911              9   2  1    55       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 BOA 4917                      3   1  0    43       SERPENTS HOLD (500)
 CANTIL 4916                   3   1  1    41       SERPENTS HOLD (500)
 MODESTA STONE 4910            8   5  0    39       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LISA ANN 4824                 2   0  1    33       MINGALOIDS (486)
 FOREST FIRE 4929              1   0  1    33       DISASTER (497)
-ICE STORM 4923                3   0  1    29       DISASTER (497)
 DAVEY JONES 4913              5   4  1    24       PIRATE'S COVE (498)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARRON POOLE 4914             2   2  0    20       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 CASCABEL 4918                 2   2  0    20       SERPENTS HOLD (500)
 DEATH STROKE 4912             3   6  0    15       PIRATE'S COVE (498)
 PLATE SHIFT 4928              1   0  0    13       DISASTER (497)
 MUD SLIDE 4927                0   1  0     1       DISASTER (497)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHEWISH GIANT           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           FOREST FIRE 4929      637  NONE
CAPTAIN BONES 4898      3 14 0 PIRATE'S COVE 498    ICE STORM 4923        635   
MORTIS THE FORSA 4897   5 13 0 PIRATE'S COVE 498    MORIT KOBUN 4911      636   
BUB BYE 4931            0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 500    DARK CHAMPION         637  NONE
SEE YA 4930             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 500    DARK CHAMPION         637  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Earth Quake -- Huh, seems like you shook me loose from Zorpunt.  I can live with
this.  I'll take a clue from Debby Tonte, you know, sun, surf, that kind of thing.
Yeah. -- Tchack Loy

Mohawk Joe -- Maybe you should--  What?  Oh, my teammates say we've already commented
on your hair.  Or at least we've already thought of it.  Sorry.  Good fight. -- Colin
Poole
P.S.  But I still think your hair is odd.

Mortis the Forsaken -- Oh, cheese, I didn't mean to take it that far. -- Morit Kobun

Cantil -- I do like a tall man who knows how to lose with grace.  Perhaps we can
explore some possibilities. -- Modesta Stone

Death Stroke -- Listen, it isn't like I plan to go out in the heat and work hard, I'm
not that dumb! -- Darron Poole

19 June 2010
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                                      ALLIANCES
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 turns)
           Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

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 Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate. (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        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 an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter. 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 in the newsletter
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
(including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to take any multiple
teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation 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 score 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. (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
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 have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

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 15 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 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths 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 five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be
awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  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.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two 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
DM47 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 and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

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 or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FOREST FIRE viciously butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BUB BYE was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
EARTH QUAKE devastated TCHACK LOY in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
COLIN POOLE was demolished by MOHAWK JOE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MODESTA STONE viciously subdued DAVEY JONES in a 2 minute bloody fight.
BOA was beaten by MORIT KOBUN in a 1 minute amateur vs. veteran brawl.
CANTIL handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DEATH STROKE was vanquished by CASCABEL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DARRON POOLE vanquished MUD SLIDE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PLATE SHIFT overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   6 -  2      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -   9 -  2      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   7 -  0      13  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 637 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  EARTH QUAKE 4885           14   3  1  116 DISASTER (497)
STRIKING ATTACK  COLIN POOLE 4893           13   7  0   75 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
LUNGING ATTACK   MORIT KOBUN 4911            9   2  1   55 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
WALL OF STEEL    MODESTA STONE 4910          8   5  0   39 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EARTH QUAKE 4885.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FOREST FIRE 4929.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOHAWK JOE 4896, 
MODESTA STONE 4910, MORIT KOBUN 4911, CANTIL 4916, EARTH QUAKE 4885, PLATE SHIFT 
4928, SEE YA 4930, CASCABEL 4918, DARRON POOLE 4914, and BUB BYE 4931.

The least popular fighter this week was MUD SLIDE 4927.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEATH STROKE 4912, BOA 4917, DAVEY JONES 4913, COLIN POOLE 4893, BUB 
BYE 4931, DARRON POOLE 4914, CASCABEL 4918, SEE YA 4930, PLATE SHIFT 4928, and EARTH 
QUAKE 4885.

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

TCHACK LOY (24-4856) KRILL CAVALRY (403)