Date   : 02/23/2005    Duedate: 03/08/2005


DM-30    TURN-491

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-4202) [13-5-2,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BERTHA                         STINGER
THE WARLOCKS (430)             RANDOM (391)
(30-4469) [13-0-0,116]         (30-4098) [4-3-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GAMEHENDGE (299)               GAMEHENDGE (299)
(30-4414) [13-10-1,86]         (30-4414) [13-10-1,86]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GAMEHENDGE (299)            34
2. LENPROS (145)               32      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. CRYSTAL PALACE (435)        17      Unchartered Team
4. RESCUE RANGERS II (385)      5
5. RED DOG GANG (356)           4      CRYSTAL PALACE (435)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CRYSTAL PALACE (435)       4   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)       11  4 0
 2/ 2 THE WARLOCKS (430)        50  15  4 76.9   2/ 2 GAMEHENDGE (299)         10  2 0
 3/ 3 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  60  36  2 62.5   3/ 3 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  5  6 0
 4/ 5 LENPROS (145)            801 533 24 60.0   4/ 4 RED DOG GANG (356)        5 10 0
 5/ 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)          77  66  6 53.8   5/ 7*CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      4  0 0
 6/ 4*RANDOM (391)               5   5  0 50.0   6/ 6 LENPROS (145)             4  5 2
 7/ 7 RED DOG GANG (356)       371 500  6 42.6   7/ 5*RANDOM (391)              2  4 0
 8/ 0*RESCUE RANGERS II (385)    0   1  0  0.0   8/ 0*RESCUE RANGERS II (385)   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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): YMIR BLOODRAVEN of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 509): PURPLE PANTHER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 508): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 501): THE SCORPION of THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 498): STONEFISH of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 497): WE LIKE THE MOON of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 498): JAW BREAKER of HOME LIFE (?, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 490): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 460): BORIS KARLOFF of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 453): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 445): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 201): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 357): WILDFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 347): SELAUNAH of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 156): THE SADMAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
                            Ivy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 509): none
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 508): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 501): THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 498): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 497): MADTOWN (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 498): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 490): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 460): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 453): GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 445): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 201): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 357): NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 347): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 156): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 394): JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): L'ORC BLEU of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 509): PURPLE PANTHER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 508): STRONGBOW of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 507): SCARBOROUGH of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 500): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
                           THE TOAD of THE POISON CLAN (Master Tazo, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 496): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 497): FIRE of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 459): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                             CHICKEN TIGHT JEANS of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 346): PASSER BY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 156): THE SADMAN of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
                             WHIPSNADE of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
                             DASKINOR of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in IAYE.  
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Advancing in 
the rankings was GAMEHENDGE who went from last turn's 73-66-6, to this week's record 
of 77-66-6.  Hey everybody, watch out for GISSANNIAH, who flew up 22 points in the 
rankings after mashing SIERRA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  SIERRA was bested by GISSANNIAH 
and drops 15 points.  It's a proud day for the LENPROS stable, as their warrior, 
ADMIRAL ISO, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, 
but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad GAMEHENDGE?  Big bad GAMEHENDGE. 
Big bad GAMEHENDGE.  IAYE's afraid of the big bad GAMEHENDGE.  Tra la la la la!  For 
those of you who like math, try this one:  GAMEHENDGE + Weapons That go Boom = 
LENPROS + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, TELA would be 
president.  Although it may be a contest she doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in IAYE have no sense 
of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADMIRAL ISO 4202             13   5  2   112       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERTHA 4469                  13   0  0   116       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENATOR SEDALIA 4245         12   6  0    90       LENPROS (145)
 DARK STAR 4468               11   2  1    89       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 MESSENGER BIRD 4414          13  10  1    86       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 GISSANNIAH 4486               9   7  0    85       RED DOG GANG (356)
 TELA 2973                    17  15  0    75       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 SIERRA 4477                  11   3  1    69       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAZY FINGERS 4480            8   4  1    62       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 DR. ROSENZWEIG 4247           9   4  0    61       LENPROS (145)
 H. HATRACK 4481               9   3  2    59       THE WARLOCKS (430)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALT WEISS 4482               9   3  0    56       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 THE RIVER 4460               11   2  0    54       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 STINGER 4098                  4   3  0    54       RANDOM (391)
 THE WIND 4461                 8   5  1    49       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 FREEDA 4485                   6  10  0    49       RED DOG GANG (356)
 CANDYMAN 4467                 9   4  0    47       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEINBACH 4473                5  10  0    33       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 PERROJO 4510                  3   5  0    24       RED DOG GANG (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENCHANTED 4517                2   0  0    21       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
-MOPT 4103                     1   0  0    15       RANDOM (391)
 RISHTEKE 4511                 3   5  0    14       RED DOG GANG (356)
 UNSCATHED 4516                2   0  0    11       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 PASTOR PENTANE 4519           1   0  1    11       LENPROS (145)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIGFOOTS 4512                 2   4  0    10       RED DOG GANG (356)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LARUSSA 4508           7  1 1 THE A'S -- LOSERS 431 ADMIRAL ISO 4202      490         
D-B 4099               0  1 0 RANDOM 391            SHEWISH GIANT 380     491 NONE    
ZIPPER 4034            0  1 0 RESCUE RANGERS II 385 PASTOR PENTANE 4519   491         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A's -- We are very sorry for the demise of Larussa.  That was not the intent.  Mea
culpa.  May he fight well in that great arena in the sky. -- Lenpro and Admiral Iso

Bertha -- You are just plain too much woman for me.  Salute. -- Senator Sedalia

Crazy Fingers -- The hand (mine) is quicker than the eye (yours). -- Dr. Rosenzweig

Messenger Bird -- That was not the message I wanted, you know. -- Gissanniah

The Wind -- Ah, I wondered if planting the hedge-trees on my helmet and shoulder pads
would do the trick, and they DID.  Nothing like a really good windbreak, is what *I*
say. -- Freeda
P.S.  The thing is, you golems aren't always as flexible as you might be.

The River -- It's too early!  The river isn't even turned ON yet, the irrigation
season hasn't started.  Go HOME. -- Perrojo

Candyman -- As long as you've got chocolate, I don't care. -- Rishteke

Mopt -- You just do that to be annoying, don't you?  How the HECK am I going to come
up with mildly amusing quips about somebody random?  (heavy sigh)  Well...you sure
mopt up the sands with me. -- Bigfoots

31 January 2005
     My fellow duelists I come before you bearing a sad and unfortunate message.
Several months ago our group, the Vendetta Cartel, had lost contact with one of our
friends.  Since he was in contact or correspondence on an almost daily basis there
was concern amongst us.  With some research two of our members discovered why contact
was lost with him.
     On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
ill.  You may have known Rich as Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest ; richh10 on the RT;
or gameogre on the Duel2 messageboard.  You may not have known that he spent 13 years
serving the United States in the Navy.
     Rich dearly loved this game and all it encompassed.  He may not have been the
best or most experienced manager but he loved to interact with others and was quick
to offer advice whenever anyone asked for help.  He was always kind and gracious and
tried to strengthen our game, often by helping new players feel welcome or give them
a chance to compete.  With his prolific posting I know that I am simply speaking the
obvious about what he did for our game.  Many, like me, were drawn to him, perhaps
for his kind nature or his sense of humor, and it appears he lived his life as he
played this game.  Always willing to help or do right by others.
     I realize that he had many friends outside the VC so I will include the link to
the news story in case any of his other friends would like to know more of what
happened.  We're all dealt a hand in life but it's not the strength of the hand
you're dealt but rather how you play it that really matters.  Rich played his hand to
the very best of his human ability and for this I admire him greatly.  I know we all
choose to like or dislike managers but I believe deep down we are all good and
decent, in this game, and will drop party (alliance) lines and will show the proper
     Rich was taken from us all to soon and with so much left to offer the community
around him.  He spoke of a desire to run a contest on the Duel2 site which I hope to
uphold in his name.  Some of the people I have spoken with think it would be a nice
gesture to do one final good act in Rich's name, though it could never match what he
would've done within his community, for his community of San Diego.  I hope that with
this contest we might raise a little money to donate to an appropriate charity within
San Diego in his name.
     In conclusion I send a message to Rich:
     "Rich, though I'm sure you gathered this I never really told you how much I
admired you and what a friend I considered you.  I thank you for being my voice of
reason and always reminding me of why we both loved this game so much!  You have
taught me one final valuable lesson in learning more of you.  There are things far
more valuable in life than material possessions such as character and kindness.  That
nothing going on in your life means that you cannot find a way to be kind and giving
to others.  We always spoke of meeting someday and until we finally do know that you
will live on in with me and the rest of your brothers and sisters in the Cartel:
Master Darque, Kat, Bum, Sensei Jan, Maximillian, Hammer, Fizban, Firehawk, Phat
Phat.  You increased all of our enjoyment of this game, you were a true ambassador of
Duelmasters, and the game will not be quite the same without you.  A farewell battle
cry from the ZalCon:  'Confusion to our enemies'.  May your soul rest in peace, my
     Should anyone wish to correspond about Rich feel free to contact myself, or
anyone else within the Vendetta Cartel.
     Street Legal
     Jeff Bura
     The Death Squad(63) in Tobir or triumph1971@hotmail.com

31 January 2005
     Be it known throughout Alastari that Hammer is no longer a member of the
Vendetta Cartel alliance.
     A difference of opinion with another highly respected member of the VC due to my
recent vocal actions in DM 47 can only be resolved by my resignation from the VC as
of January 29, 2005.
     I leave of my own accord, in good standing with all members and with no hard
feelings towards anyone in the Vendetta Cartel.
     There was a time when I felt that my membership in the VC made the alliance
stronger.  I know that my resignation today makes the Vendetta Cartel a stronger
alliance with my absence. -- Hammer

1 February 2005
                           St. Valentine's Massacre update
My apologies, the Kill Contest starting on turn 476 in Jhans will run for 10 (ten)
turns ending on turn number 486.

5 February 2005
On behalf of the ILLUMINATI Confederation of Alliances (The kLk, CHAOS, Inc. and The
Company of Brothers) I would like to express our sympathies concerning the tragic
loss of Rich Hammes to both the DM community and to the real life world.  Surely our
loss has been Heaven's gain. -- Talon Darkhart, deeply sorrowful
                                kLk God of War, Illuminati Alliance, Puppetmaster

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

D-B was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STINGER was vanquished by TELA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
DARK STAR was demolished by ADMIRAL ISO in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
BERTHA viciously subdued SENATOR SEDALIA in a popular 3 minute veteran's contest.
SIERRA was bested by GISSANNIAH in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
MESSENGER BIRD savagely defeated DR. ROSENZWEIG in a exciting 7 minute struggle.
WALT WEISS was overcome by KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute fight.
H. HATRACK was viciously subdued by M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
FREEDA was unbelievably bested by THE RIVER in a action packed 7 minute fight.
CRAZY FINGERS overpowered RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE WIND handily defeated PERROJO in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
CANDYMAN devastated HAPPY PEASANT in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
STEINBACH demolished BIGFOOTS in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
RISHTEKE was unbelievably bested by ENCHANTED in a 2 minute gory conflict.
UNSCATHED won victory over SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
ZIPPER was slaughtered by PASTOR PENTANE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -   4 -  1      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        18 -   5 -  2      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  12 -  1      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  2      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  3      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 491 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        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   ADMIRAL ISO 4202           13   5  2  112 LENPROS (145)
PARRY-LUNGE      BERTHA 4469                13   0  0  116 THE WARLOCKS (430)
TOTAL PARRY      SENATOR SEDALIA 4245       12   6  0   90 LENPROS (145)
STRIKING ATTACK  MESSENGER BIRD 4414        13  10  1   86 GAMEHENDGE (299)
WALL OF STEEL    GISSANNIAH 4486             9   7  0   85 RED DOG GANG (356)
SLASHING ATTACK  TELA 2973                  17  15  0   75 GAMEHENDGE (299)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIERRA 4477                11   3  1   69 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MESSENGER BIRD 4414.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MESSENGER BIRD 4414.  The ten other most popular fighters were FREEDA 4485, 
WEISS 4482, CRAZY FINGERS 4480, THE WIND 4461, and RISHTEKE 4511.

The least popular fighter this week was THE RIVER 4460.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZIPPER 4034, UNSCATHED 4516, BIGFOOTS 4512, DARK STAR 4468, STINGER 
4098, PASTOR PENTANE 4519, PERROJO 4510, H. HATRACK 4481, SENATOR SEDALIA 4245, and 


     The winter 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."


     By popular demand, we are holding a Name-Change-o-Rama during the month of March.
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, unless you're in DOOMCorps, in which 
case you take your chances.  (Just kidding, guys! *snicker*)