DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/27/2013    Duedate: 12/10/2013

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-724

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZARGAS
THE GUILD (208)
(29-4425) [10-5-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZARGAS                         THE PAIN AINT CHEAP
THE GUILD (208)                DEVIATION (488)
(29-4425) [10-5-0,86]          (29-5876) [4-0-1,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOPE'S END                     THE PAIN AINT CHEAP
THE GUILD (208)                DEVIATION (488)
(29-4031) [13-9-0,80]          (29-5876) [4-0-1,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHADOWMIST (491)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIATION (488)             42
2. CLAN CROW (456)             25      SHADOWMIST (491)
3. SHADOWMIST (491)            24      Unchartered Team
4. THE GUILD (208)             19
5. BLACK SAMURAI (166)          5      DEVIATION (488)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DEVIATION (488)            9   3  1 75.0   1/ 2 SHADOWMIST (491)         10  4 1
 2/ 1 SHADOWMIST (491)          48  38  7 55.8   2/ 1 THE GUILD (208)           9  6 0
 3/ 3 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      433 415 23 51.1   3/ 3 CLAN CROW (456)           6  3 0
 4/ 4 CLAN CROW (456)          216 212 16 50.5   4/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5 10 0
 5/ 5 THE GUILD (208)          534 603 22 47.0   5/ 0*DEVIATION (488)           3  1 1
 6/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     729 897 15 44.8   6/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  3 0
 7/ 0*ENGLISH CROSS (82)         0   1  0  0.0   7/ 0*ENGLISH CROSS (82)        0  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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     AHHHH backin me spot fer two weeks in O row!  Alas, me victories be short-lived
as me graduate ta the isles fer permanent relaxation.  It beeno' long slow road
agettin ta this oint and with o' possotive record ta boot!  Though me would like ta
go oot with o' victory under me belt me don't be holdin me breath as ye just never
know with the bunch o oodlums below me via'n fer me spot!  Ahem... (throat clearing)
me have o' few people me would like ta thank.  Owsly, thanks for stickin with me even
when me doubted meself.  O' salute ta Clan Crow for keepin me on me toes and teachin
me the ropes.  Hope's End for not livin up ta yer name and for being a worthy
adversary.  Ye will probably be next, brother.  Lastl, me thanks goes to all the
managers of all the other teams whose good humor and tough challenges have made me
stay enjoyable and Laur me home.  (tear down cheek)  Me wish ye all the best o' luck!

-- Spin McDuecan, yer Duelmaster

Note from Owsly -- Our lad Spin started 10-12-15-13-21-4-9 and finished 13-12-15-13-
21-4-11 with moderate/moderate, which he ran most o' the time and be likin learning
defense and was adept with the Riposte tactic and favored the GS which he just
couldnae pick up.  He ended with 3 Adv. Experts and one Expert rating.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LAPUR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE GUILD was unseated 
this week as SHADOWMIST moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 3-1-1 
record for the round.  My praise to CLAN CROW for their 3-1-0 week this time out.  
Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
DREKENMOSS and was awarded 31 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, PERILOUS QUINN put down VAGAN, causing him to lose 14 points of 
recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has SPIN MCDUECAN in the past laid claim 
to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  
Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole 
city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in LAPUR these days is THE GUILD.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding THE GUILD.  Indeed it was BLACK 
SAMURAI.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  WINDGLASS 
take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in LAPUR.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  I must report the passing of MORNING 
THUNDER, veteran of many duels.  7-11-0 final record His was not illustrious--but 
death plays no favorites.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but 
one reward--death.  This past week DREKENMOSS, at 10-8-1, departed LAPUR forever.  
Death has again visited the sands of our arena.  THE PAIN AINT CHEAP has claimed the 
life of DREKENMOSS.  Do any doubt that SHADOWMIST will seek a bloody revenge?  Some 
say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger 
in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in LAPUR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZARGAS 4425                  10   5  0    86       THE GUILD (208)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERENA 5923                   9   7  0    83       SHADOWMIST (491)
 PERILOUS QUINN 5869          10   9  0    82       CLAN CROW (456)
 HOPE'S END 4031              13   9  0    80       THE GUILD (208)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAGAN 4082                   10   8  1    59       THE GUILD (208)
 JAYLA 5936                    9   7  5    58       SHADOWMIST (491)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PREXUS 5950                   8   6  1    56       SHADOWMIST (491)
 THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876      4   0  1    56       DEVIATION (488)
 ZORCH 4465                    6   3  0    50       THE GUILD (208)
 DRAAF 5955                    9   3  0    49       SHADOWMIST (491)
 ZOT 4464                      6   3  1    46       THE GUILD (208)
 DANCING CAT 5905              5  17  0    39       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIRONOBU 5911                 5   2  0    33       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 FIASA DERIGA 5986             2   2  0    28       CLAN CROW (456)
 RED MARE 5972                 7   3  0    27       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SANDSTORM 5957                7   5  0    26       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904          3   6  0    23       CLAN CROW (456)
 ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874          3   0  0    23       DEVIATION (488)
 WINDGLASS 5947                3  12  0    21       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875           2   0  0    10       DEVIATION (488)
 NEKODA 5958                   1   3  0     6       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CONRET 592                    0   1  0     1       ENGLISH CROSS (82)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NUSUBITO 5949           4  3 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    JAYLA 5936            720  NOT REVENGED
MORNING THUNDER 5931    7 11 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   JAYLA 5936            724   
A BRONX TALE 5912       0  1 0 DEVIATION 488        STONE GOLEM           724  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DREKENMOSS 5922        10  8 1 SHADOWMIST 491       THE PAIN AINT CH 5876 724   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Serena -- Good fight, and nice challenge. -- Hope's End

Drekenmoss -- Looks like you guys are gunning for Top Team.  Glad I could put a bit
of a crimp in your plans. -- Vagan

Spin -- I'm not surprised I lost that, but I wish I had learned a bit more.  Ah,
well, beggars can't be choosers, I guess. -- Zargas
P. S.  Congratulations, Lord Protector!

Red Mare -- I hope you're feeling better.  Did you get the flowers? -- Zot

Prexus -- Boy, you made me feel silly out there.  I probably looked even worse, too!
-- Zorch

Hope's End -- Me fergot ta write one too last time so yer forgiven.  Good fights
between us, laddie.  Feel free ta stop in for a int when ye get ta the isle.  We'll
make o day of it and go a fishin or something. -- Spin McDuecan

Red Mare -- Those old irritated Housewives are a nasty bunch o bitties and me thinks
it's from puttin up with all those Penniless lords and beggars that make them that
way!  Feel free ta send some o' them my way so me can give a few o wallop! --
Perilous Quin

What happen to them thar Consortiums?  They dun run off and got themselves lost in
the sticks? -- Owsly

Zot -- Me, too!  I have no idea what a Chrysler is.  Jorja seems to think it's a
building of some kind, which doesn't make a lot of sense.  I mean, sure, it could BE
a building, but so what?  In her mind, though, it's associated with the name Zot
somehow. -- Windglass

Windglass and Zot -- A classic comic.  The hero, Zot, had for his primary enemy
someone who wore a costume like the Chrysler building, because he was such a great
fan of Art Deco architecture. -- Jorja

Vagan -- As long as I don't have to eat nothing but veggies, sure.  Why not? --
Morning Thunder

Zot -- But the sand could clog the drain.  Better to hose off outside and then break
off the sandy icicles. -- Sandstorm

Zorch -- You're welcome. -- Morning Thunder

Our congratulations to Spin McDuecan. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Draaf -- I had fun dancing on you, but you will note, I hope, that I kept my claws
sheathed.  I didn't HAVE to do that. -- Dancing Cat

Zot -- *I* am not a Chrysler, dammit.  And I should have been listed as Rirorni, too.
We all are, the whole team.  Well, mostly Rirorni, I admit the red hair is a clue to
some Harkeny in the family tree, you know how it goes. -- Red Mare

Jayla -- You are going to be SOOO wide awake tonight! -- Morning Thunder

Hironobu -- Drat.  I had hopes of that match.  Oh, well, maybe the next one.... --
Windglass

Nekoda -- Ouch, that's... almost embarrassing.  I should have won faster, and it
should have been uneven.  I guess I need to work out more. -- Sandstorm

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

A BRONX TALE was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a unpopular 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SHAMROCK SHAMUS was subdued by HIRONOBU in a 5 minute brutal Challenge melee.
FIASA DERIGA savagely defeated WINDGLASS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge duel.
SPIN MCDUECAN defeated ZARGAS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute one-sided Title fight.
VAGAN was devastated by PERILOUS QUINN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HOPE'S END devastated STRIKE BREAKER in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
JAYLA assassinated MORNING THUNDER in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
PREXUS won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gory duel.
ZOT won victory over SANDSTORM in a 1 minute duel.
ZORCH defeated DANCING CAT in a 1 minute fight.
DRAAF overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute one-sided melee.
DREKENMOSS was savagely slain by THE PAIN AINT CHEAP in a exciting 4 minute match.
ALI BOOMBAH YAY overcame NEKODA in a 2 minute contest.
RED MARE demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ROOKIE MISTAKE beat CONRET in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  18 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  24 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  17 -  3      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  18 -  0      25  |

Turn 724 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        3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ZARGAS 4425                10   5  0   86 THE GUILD (208)
BASHING ATTACK   PERILOUS QUINN 5869        10   9  0   82 CLAN CROW (456)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOPE'S END 4031            13   9  0   80 THE GUILD (208)
WALL OF STEEL    VAGAN 4082                 10   8  1   59 THE GUILD (208)
SLASHING ATTACK  ZORCH 4465                  6   3  0   50 THE GUILD (208)
TOTAL PARRY      DRAAF 5955                  9   3  0   49 SHADOWMIST (491)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZOT 4464                    6   3  1   46 THE GUILD (208)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOPE'S END 4031.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876.  The ten other most popular fighters were FIASA DERIGA 
5986, ZARGAS 4425, DREKENMOSS 5922, HIRONOBU 5911, HOPE'S END 4031, ALI BOOMBAH YAY 
5874, PREXUS 5950, ZOT 4464, ZORCH 4465, and CONRET 592.

The least popular fighter this week was A BRONX TALE 5912.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NEKODA 5958, DANCING CAT 5905, SANDSTORM 5957, MORNING THUNDER 
5931, VAGAN 4082, DRAAF 5955, JAYLA 5936, WINDGLASS 5947, ROOKIE MISTAKE 5875, and 
RED MARE 5972.

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

SPIN MCDUECAN (29-5728) CLAN CROW (456)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BONNIE 2780 (207-134-9)                8  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
COBRA 4355 (114-61-1)                  4  3  0         DEATH THREAT         
HANGOVER 638 (155-82-11)               1  4  0         ABOUNDING AGONY II   

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
QUARK 5505 (47-46-1)                   0  2  0         TREKKERS             

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAPTAIN KIRK 5754 (38-15-1)            0  2  0         TREKKERS             

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SULU 5705 (35-33-0)                    2  3  0         TREKKERS             

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPIN MCDUECAN 5728 (17-13-2)           0  2  0         CLAN CROW            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PERILOUS QUINN 5869 (9-9-0)            0  2  0         CLAN CROW            
THE WHITE RABBIT 5815 (8-2-0)          0  2  0         EVIL EATER BUNNIES   

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SERENA 5923 (8-7-0)                    3  3  0         SHADOWMIST           
DRAAF 5955 (8-2-0)                     0  2  0         SHADOWMIST           
DREKENMOSS 5922 (10-6-1)               0  2  0         SHADOWMIST           
JAYLA 5936 (7-7-4)                     0  2  0         SHADOWMIST           
PREXUS 5950 (6-6-1)                    0  2  0         SHADOWMIST           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LORE 5884 (1-1-0)                      9  3  1         TREKKERS             
THE PAIN AINT CHEAP 5876 (3-0-0)       7  3  0         DEVIATION            
INSURGENT 5945 (4-0-0)                 4  3  0         BOHICA               
SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904 (3-5-0)           0  2  0         CLAN CROW            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALI BOOMBAH YAY 5874 (2-0-0)           6  3  0         DEVIATION            
FIASA DERIGA 5986 (1-2-0)              1  3  0         CLAN CROW            

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SOUTHEASTERN SHREW 3719 (9-9-2)        4  3  0         SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  
WHISKERS 2461 (11-7-0)                 3  3  0         THE TAKEN            
BUCKY 4412 (5-1-0)                     0  2  0         GET FUZZY            

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEADMAU5 5779 (9-3-1)                  6  3  0         BOHICA               
BLADESTONE 3429 (11-6-0)               3  3  1         THE TAKEN            
VOW OF SILENCE 5130 (1-0-0)            3  3  0         HILLTOP GURUS        
SINISTER FINN 5862 (10-9-1)            1  3  0         CLAN CROW            
DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767 (11-8-1)          0  2  0         CLAN CROW            

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STILGAR 3713 (2-1-0)                   5  3  0         THE TAKEN            
SIDLE 2747 (3-1-1)                     4  3  0         THE TAKEN            
TASHA YAR 5864 (1-2-0)                 2  3  0  DEAD   TREKKERS             
MAREK 3545 (5-4-0)                     0  2  0         THE GUILD            
NULDOR 5374 (3-2-0)                    0  2  0         MID EARTH            

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ORCINUS ORCA 3602 (3-2-0)              4  3  0         THE GUILD            
AISLING OF SLEIGH 5284 (1-1-0)         1  3  0         CLAN CROW            
KAI NOBEL 3942 (2-5-0)                 1  3  0         THE GUILD            

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TATHA 5925 (0-0-0)                     0  2  0         SHADOWMIST           

                                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!"

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     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