DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/22/2007    Duedate: 10/19/2007

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-283

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SVEIN FORKBEARD
LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
(31-5187) [27-23-3,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SVEIN FORKBEARD                THERMOPYLAE
LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)        WAR (613)
(31-5187) [27-23-3,129]        (31-5991) [5-0-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOWLY WORM                     THERMOPYLAE
AVENGERS (146)                 WAR (613)
(31-5383) [14-22-1,65]         (31-5991) [5-0-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAR (613)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE FORCES (422)         54
2. PESTILENCE (612)            44      CHAOS (611)
3. CHAOS (611)                 41      Unchartered Team
4. SOL INVICTUS (469)          40
5. WAR (613)                   38      WAR (613)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CHAOS (611)               26   6  2 81.3   1/ 2*WAR (613)                11  4 0
 2/ 2*WAR (613)                 19   6  2 76.0   2/ 1 THE STORMGUARDS (78)      9  6 1
 3/ 4 PESTILENCE (612)          28  10  1 73.7   3/11 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)   9  6 0
 4- 3 RETRIBUTION (608)         11   4  2 73.3   4/ 3 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)   8  7 1
 5/ 6 DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)   28  15  3 65.1   5/ 6 PESTILENCE (612)          7  3 1
 6/ 0 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   192 105 16 64.6   6/14 SOL INVICTUS (469)        7  8 0
 7/ 5 FAMINE (610)              18  10  1 64.3   7/20 JUST DESSERTS (569)       7  8 0
 8/ 8 SOL INVICTUS (469)       186 145 17 56.2   8/ 5 DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)   6  2 1
 9/ 9 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     702 562 31 55.5   9/ 9 DARQUE FORCES (422)       6  9 2
10-10 NUMBERS GAME (403)       299 246 20 54.9  10/10 SHERMANS STABLE (578)     6  9 1
11/11 DARQUE FORCES (422)      239 208 14 53.5  11- 7 NUMBERS GAME (403)        5  2 0
12/12 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  270 245 14 52.4  12-13 STORMWATCH (440)          4  1 1
13/13 SHERMANS STABLE (578)     80  76  2 51.3  13- 4 DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)      4  1 0
14-14 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     245 234 17 51.1  14/16 CHAOS (611)               4  1 0
15/15 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  420 405 32 50.9  15/15 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        4 11 0
16/19 AVENGERS (146)           187 186 16 50.1  16-17 THE ANIMALS (574)         3  2 0
17/18 OVERLORDS (509)          438 440 28 49.9  17/12 AVENGERS (146)            3  4 0
18-20 STORMWATCH (440)         230 249 14 48.0  18/ 8 OVERLORDS (509)           3  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-21 DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)      24  27  0 47.1  19/ 0 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)    2  2 0
20-22 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      53  70  5 43.1  20-19 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      2  8 0
21/24 JUST DESSERTS (569)       45  61  2 42.5  21-22 RETRIBUTION (608)         1  1 0
22-23*RAVAGING HORDE (601)      16  22  1 42.1  22-23 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      1  1 0
23-25 THE ANIMALS (574)         45  70  4 39.1  23-18*RAVAGING HORDE (601)      1  4 0
24-26*JESSIE'S KIDS (406)        6  11  0 35.3  24/21 FAMINE (610)              1  4 0
25/27 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)       100 192  2 34.2  25-26*JESSIE'S KIDS (406)       1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Tale of Two Cities #26 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Bosk looked around, coughing dust.  "Chimlevtal?  How could that--?"
     The Icelord shrugged and knelt to check Muirona, who had collapsed.  "I don't
know how.  Yet.  I could make some guesses, but until I have time to test the facts--
Not important right now."  He stood.  "She is just stunned and should recover, if we
can get her to dry ground.  I would judge us to be somewhere on the coast between
Chimlevtal and Monuntial, probably north of Niatoli, and probably about... five miles
off the coast."  He stared eastward into grayness compounded of twilight and
gathering storm.  "I would not recommend that we spend the night on this rock."
     The gladiator Tempus had been making a circuit of their little island, pushing
the bodies of their enemies off into the water.  Their disk of stone rose about a
foot above the water, but the waves rose higher.  "Easy to say, hard to do.  There's
nothing here to make a boat.  At least if it's the Storm Sea there won't be much in
the way of tides.  Can you use magic to get us ashore?"
     "Only as a last resort," The Icelord said.  "The best thing would be to flag
down a passing fisherman..." he smiled thinly, "if there was a fisherman out here to
pass by."
     The Prince of Ar was squinting to the southward.  "There's one," he said,
pointing.  "Okay, maybe not a fisherman, I can't tell yet, but at least a boat,
headed west."
     "A fisherman or a merchant," Tempus guessed.  He staggered as a larger wave
crashed into the stone, spray shooting upward and water pouring around his knees.
"In that position, going that direction, probably making for one of the lesser
Charter Cities on the coast... unless he's a pirate.  There are some pirate bases
along there, too."  He frowned and braced himself for the next wave.  "Or it could be
a patrol sent out against pirates by one of the Cities."
     "Zarens, maybe," the Prince of Ar suggested, leaning into his fellow gladiator
so that the two of them supported each other against the water.  "Lord Arjuna
wouldn't let pirates get away with harrassing HIS shipping."
     "It doesn't matter who it is," The Icelord said.  "A storm is coming, and
darkness.  Any rescue at this point is better than none."
     "Too bad we sent the dragon-horses back to Polaris for the winter," Bosk
muttered.  He reached out and caught Molly as the next crashing wave nearly pushed
her off the small island.
     The Icelord shrugged.  "The decline in the Arcanum is hard on them, since magic
is integral to their nature.  Now, if you will all move as far back from me as you
can, I will send up a beacon."
     Everyone moved as far away as possible, which wasn't all that far.  A blazing
light shot upward from The Icelord's position.  The water at that side of their
refuge came to a boil and sent up a column of steam that wrapped around it, lit from
within.
     "If that ship is headed for Monuntial and Nishtar," the Prince of Ar said,
bracing his legs for stability, one arm around Molly and the other around Muirona,
"we're likely to be in just as much trouble if we DO get picked up."
     "But Nishtar cannot be here!" Muirona protested.  "He is lord of Lhufalas on the
Middle Sea of MY world."
     "The two worlds are linked," The Icelord said.  "There are--or were--many Gates
between them."  He paused, testing the Arcanum with his mind.  "Fewer now than
before, I think.  What we did has closed some of them."
     Muirona pulled free of the Prince and moved toward The Icelord, staggering as a
wave surged around her knees.  "They can't ALL be closed!  I must get back to my own
world--I have duties there!  Responsibilities!  I must--"
     "I will see to it that you are returned to your own place," The Icelord said.
He had not taken his eyes off the ship that was zigzagging closer to them.
     Nor had the others, except for Tempus, who was scanning the sea in the other
direction.
     The Prince of Ar said, "It flies a flag with a golden sun and three white birds
on a field of blue.  That is the flag of Zarens, and they should be friendly."
     "It'd make a change," Bosk muttered.
     The wind and the currents were against an easy approach, and the sun was setting
by the time the ship reached them.  Premysl Otokar, a Lord Protector from Chimlevtal,
was leaning over the railing, and as soon as they were close enough to be heard, he
shouted, "You have to come aboard at once, no delays at all.  Jehanvar says this
whole area is unstable!"
     "Jehanvar is Lord Arjuna's mage," the Prince of Ar said.
     "And he is correct about the instability," The Icelord added.  "Our arrival here
has disturbed balances--"  He stared into the rising darkness eastward, the bloody
sunset to the west.  "I fear for Chimlevtal and the lands around it."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 576): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 576): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 570): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION
                            (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 572): BEAUFORT of ROSE NOBLES (Chancellor, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 571): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 569): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 284): VAIDISAIVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 562): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 282): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 558): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 556): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 547): PITFALL HARRY of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 510): KURESSA D'GEN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 254): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 437): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 416): PARLEN QUIR of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 403): STEELHORSE of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 373): VORGAN TEN TALH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 369): SUN WEI LO of DRAGONS KEEP (Chi'en, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 358): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 463): JOE SCHMOE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 575): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 576): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 570): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 572): JLG (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 571): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 568): TAHAHN HAH (Mr. Humlae, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 284): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 562): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 282): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 558): LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 547): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 510): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 254): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 437): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 416): ELEPHANTS ON PARADE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 403): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): PLAY BALL (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 373): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 369): DRAGONS KEEP (Chi'en, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 358): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 463): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 569): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 568): BLOOD SPORTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 280): POSEIDONIS of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 558): P.Y.T. of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                          LARS of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
                          BILL BERITH of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 557): I.M. CEYTIN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 555): THE CRIPPLER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 547): CULANN COONTZ of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             SISTER SLEDGE of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 403): STEELHORSE of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 373): VORGAN TEN TALH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings glorious Chimlevtal!  Well met.  A salute and raise of the blade to
Omar of Shermans Stable.  It was an honor to fight you for the title.  I would like
to congratulate Bone Golem for his slaying of Choco Bomb.  Well done!  Some advice to
RTR though:  prepare for the hypocrisy.
     It looks like the Arenamaster is preparing to announce the matchups.  The fans
gather and the noise grows....  Stand ready Gladiators of Chimlevtal!  To battle, in
this, the greatest arena in all the lands!
     OMNE JUS STAT IN ARMIS.

                     your Duelmaster,

                     Ulthar Thydrim of The Stormguards
                     The Council of Lords

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of CHIMLEVTAL.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  The boys at THE 
STORMGUARDS left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by WAR.  
Good show!  Like a chunk of francium heaved into a wet pond, JUST DESSERTS blew up 
the rankings to 13!  Good things come to those who fight well, as PESTILENCE can 
attest, moving up by 1.  Practice pays for LOCUST, who pummelled ULTHAR THUUNE, to 
pocket 30 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, CERIDWEN was winsome, 
after beating LOWLY WORM and seeing him lose 16 points.  What can be a greater 
victory?  SVEIN FORKBEARD has taken his place as the top, as CHIMLEVTAL's new 
Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in CHIMLEVTAL is taking speech lessons to try to 
bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of OVERLORDS should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of WAR, so did that sorry team shy from OVERLORDS Is 
it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it 
is, ULTHAR REDBLADE is the most challenged warrior.  SHELBY challenged LODEN NORVIS!  
Who says SHERMANS STABLE are just a bunch of wimps!  SHELBY of SHERMANS STABLE kept 
his wits as he won victory over LODEN NORVIS.  My love of complete Spyreports 
dictates that I note the mismatched fight, STEPHEN and NORGEN PELH.  Are THE 
STORMBRINGERS unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought STEPHEN showed great 
skill and promise when he beat NORGEN PELH.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Those who owe 
DEAD of DARQUE FORCES money and had written him off, take note:  he'S BACK FROM THE 
DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  Perhaps PESTILENCE were the only ones left untouched 
by ULTHAR THUUNE demise.  Can anyone ever take his place?  Or do I exaggerate?  
ULTHAR THUUNE of THE STORMBRINGERS met the ultimate defeat at the hands of LOCUST of 
PESTILENCE.  We wait with tainted breath for bloodfeud.  Justice was served as URN4A 
TREAT! fought ULTHAR REDBLADE in bloodfeud.  Well done, JUST DESSERTS!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187         27  23  3   129       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEPHEN 5460                 24  11  0   120       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-SNORTY MCSNORT 5555          10  11  0   120       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 KATANA 5420                  20  11  1   119       AVENGERS (146)
 DUST MITE 5390               13   2  1   118       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-PRIVATE ROOM 3620            17  11  0   114       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 GERI 5473                    20  13  0   112       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-COMMANDER SPUD 5149          12   8  1   112       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 ULTHAR UTHERYDES 5682        13   5  0   107       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-SLATE G35 5637               16   5  2   106       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-EXECUTIONER 5951              7   3  2   101       RETRIBUTION (608)
 BEDLAM 5979                   7   1  1   101       CHAOS (611)
 NORGEN PELH 5042             17  37  0   100       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 VALKYRIE 5351                22  22  0    95       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557          17  11  2    91       THE STORMGUARDS (78)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOCUST 5980                   8   1  1    90       PESTILENCE (612)
 LES NAYLE 5044               15  44  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-ULF STORMHELM 5612           14   5  0    89       STORMWATCH (440)
 ULTHAR URUV 5409             22  15  4    86       OVERLORDS (509)
 KOLUM MAROD 5344             15  20  1    85       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-ULTHAR ES 5418               14  16  0    85       STORMWATCH (440)
 URN4A TREAT! 5600             9   5  1    85       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 OMAR 5626                    17  16  0    84       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 CERIDWEN 5636                12   7  0    83       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-TERROR TWIN 5620              9  12  1    77       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 ULL STORMHELM 5559           14   9  3    76       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-VINDICATOR 5950               4   1  0    70       RETRIBUTION (608)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THANATOS 5964                 5   2  1    67       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHOLERA 5984                  8   2  0    66       PESTILENCE (612)
 BLACK PLAGUE 5986             7   2  0    66       PESTILENCE (612)
 THERMOPYLAE 5991              5   0  0    66       WAR (613)
 LOWLY WORM 5383              14  22  1    65       AVENGERS (146)
 DIRDEN II 5655               11  10  1    60       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-VIP SECTION 5531             12  13  2    59       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
-ATAXIA 5978                   6   1  0    58       CHAOS (611)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CIRCA 1968 5915               4   4  1    56       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 AZRAEL 5966                   6   3  0    55       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
-EAGLE 5578                   14   9  0    54       THE ANIMALS (574)
 ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556        11  17  2    54       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 CANAAN 5962                   4   1  0    47       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 CHALDEA 5836                 11   3  0    46       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-GRIM REAPER 5963              5   2  0    46       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
 SALAMIS 5988                  4   1  1    45       WAR (613)
 ULTHAR REDBLADE 5802          6   9  1    44       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 ANTIOCH 5987                  4   1  0    44       WAR (613)
 ULTHAR CYAZARES 5880          7   3  0    43       OVERLORDS (509)
-BADGER 5576                   9  14  1    42       THE ANIMALS (574)
-THE MINSTREL 5936             4   1  0    42       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
-MARSHMALLOW MAN 5694          3   1  0    41       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-ULTHAR REDBEARD 5843          6   3  1    40       STORMWATCH (440)
-BONE GOLEM 5870               4   1  3    40       STORMWATCH (440)
 DIRDEN I 5654                 9  12  0    39       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-MAJOR PAIN 5463               6   5  0    39       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-INFLUENZA 5983                4   3  0    39       PESTILENCE (612)
 RAT'S NEST 5976               5   2  1    38       CHAOS (611)
-HERUGRIM 5653                 7   8  0    36       STORMWATCH (440)
-TONY 4957                     6   4  0    35       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
-DEARTH 5968                   5   1  0    35       FAMINE (610)
 ATLANTA 5713                  8  10  0    34       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 LODEN NORVIS 5693             7  13  0    34       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 BILSKIRNIR 5921               5   3  2    34       OVERLORDS (509)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLONDIE 5882                  5   1  0    33       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 TARVOS TRIGARANOS 5884        4   2  0    33       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 DEAD 6136                     1   0  1    33       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 ULTHAR THE PIOUS 5753         8   8  0    32       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 BANSHEE 5967                  6   4  0    32       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
-STARVATION 5971               3   5  0    32       FAMINE (610)
-LUIGI 4893                    5   6  0    31       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 ENTROPY 5975                  1   1  0    31       CHAOS (611)
 HUNGER 5969                   5   2  0    30       FAMINE (610)
 SHELBY 5958                   4   1  0    30       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 DAZZLING DULL DAY 5752        3   2  0    29       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-PRIVATE LAPDANCE 5656         2   0  0    29       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 SLOCUM 5919                   5   4  0    28       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 ARDUINNA 5903                 3   3  0    25       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 MARATHON 5990                 3   2  0    25       WAR (613)
-THIRST 5973                   4   1  0    24       FAMINE (610)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HLOTHYN 5853                  6   4  0    22       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 NORBEL PERDE 5934             3   4  0    22       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 ULL BLOODSTORM 5897           5   5  1    21       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 THALFI HALF-EAR 5920          6   2  0    20       OVERLORDS (509)
 SAMAEL 6135                   2   0  1    20       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OU812 5943                    1   2  0    20       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 DEATH KNIGHT 6007             2   1  1    19       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 ALESIA 5989                   3   2  1    18       WAR (613)
-EDDY THE AXE 6005             2   0  0    18       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
-BOB CAT 5959                  1   2  0    17       THE ANIMALS (574)
 BANAL N BALD 5953             1   0  0    17       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-THE MUTALATER 5842            4   3  0    15       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
-DRAE QUICKKILL 3550           2   1  0    15       JESSIE'S KIDS (406)
-ZUE SWIFTSWORD 3547           1   4  0    15       JESSIE'S KIDS (406)
-TYPHUS 5992                   1   0  0    15       PESTILENCE (612)
-LYNX 5960                     1   2  0    14       THE ANIMALS (574)
-TRIXXIE 6009                  1   0  0    14       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 SUPER RAPID 5751              0   4  0    14       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-RAVAGER 5861                  3   4  0    13       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 MARCH 5998                    3   1  1    11       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 PILUMUS KELTOI 6001           1   2  0    11       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-SEVENTH HEAVEN 5935           1   3  0    11       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 STRAWBERRY MALT 6138          1   0  0    10       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-ANTHONY 5021                  2   2  0     9       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 CHOCOLATE MOUSSE 6139         1   0  0     8       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-COLE STEELTRIM 3549           0   2  0     8       JESSIE'S KIDS (406)
-WHITE LINE FEVER 6002         1   2  0     5       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 AZAES 6000                    1   2  0     5       OVERLORDS (509)
-AWESOME 80'S 5954             0   4  0     5       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-MUSH OX 5961                  0   3  0     3       THE ANIMALS (574)
-PARCH 6004                    0   1  0     1       FAMINE (610)
-GUTSTRAP 6006                 0   1  0     1       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 THE KITCHEN SINK 6137         0   1  0     1       JUST DESSERTS (569)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HIGH ELF 354           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          DEAD 6136             283 NONE    
SPEEDY 6010            1  1 1 DARQUE FORCES 422     WURM KIN 362          283 NONE    
LUZ 6011               0  2 0 DARQUE FORCES 422     LIGHTBRINGER 357      283 NONE    
GERAR 5945             1  4 1 DARQUE FORCES 422     DEATH KNIGHT 6007     282         
GUIDO 4890             2  8 0 DJ'S HIT SQUAD 523    ALESIA 5989           280         
ADMIRAL PIE 5941       0  2 0 JUST DESSERTS 569     ULTHAR REDBLADE 5802  281 JUST REV
CHOCO BOMB 6008        1  1 0 JUST DESSERTS 569     BONE GOLEM 5870       282         
SAVAGE S'MORE 6134     0  1 0 JUST DESSERTS 569     SAMAEL 6135           282         
OBERON STORMBLAD 5632  7 12 1 OVERLORDS 509         SLATE G35 5637        279 NOT REVE
THE AMPUTATER 5841     2  5 1 RAVAGING HORDE 601    MARCH 5998            281         
COLUMBIA 5927          1  3 0 SHERMANS STABLE 578   THE AMPUTATER 5841    279 REVENGED
ULTHAR THUUNE 5411    23 15 2 THE STORMBRINGERS 359 LOCUST 5980           283         
RYU-KISHIN 5925        1  3 0 THE STORMGUARDS 78    CIRCA 1968 5915       279 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chimlevtal -- Please take a moment to recognize the outstanding accomplishment of your senior manager.  None other than, The Icelord!  He has taken his Mighty Stormguards to 700 wins -- EVERY single one in Chimlevtal (a slow arena).  I doubt you will see 

Ulthar Thydrim -- Congrats on sustaining the coveted throne of glorious Chimlevtal!  The Council of Lords salutes you!! -- High Lord Bosk, First Sword, Council of Lords

Bone Golem -- I'd suggest Bone CRUSHER!  may be more appropriate!  You remind me of RTR, Slayer! -- High Lord Bosk

The Icelord -- Tour 2007 was MOST hussah!  Rush was spectacular!  They remind me of The Stormguards, been around forever and still dominate!  Tal, My Brother! -- High Lord Bosk

High Lord Bosk -- Well met my brother!  Tour 07 was great AND grand!  Rush was fantastic!  One can't really describe how good they were!  The feasting, swilling and gaming was epic!  Polaris was nearly torn asunder by the forces unleashed!  Once again we 

Rush Snakes and Arrows Tour 07 set:  Limelight, Digital Man, Entre Nous, Mission, Freewill, The Main Monkey Business, The Larger Bowl, Secret Touch, Circumstances, Between the Wheels, Dreamline, Far Cry, Workin' Them Angels, Armor and Sword, Spindrift, Th

It looks like "Regional News" is back!  Hussah! -- The Council of Lords

Circa 1968 -- Nice win for you.  I hope I don't get sent to the DA.  The saga continues... -- Ulthar Stormhelm

Bone Golem -- Good job on slaying Choco Bomb! -- The Stormguards

Jessie's Kids -- Welcome back!  Grab your manager, stop by The Rusted Cutlass and be prepared for some swilling, brawling and wenching!  Well met! -- The Icelord and High Lord Bosk

Crip -- Are you awake up there? -- The Icelord

The Council of Lords are proud to present Chimlevtal History Facts:  On turn #200 (5/12/01) there were 28 teams listed in Chimlevtal.  They were:  Goblyn's Layr, Barge of the Dead, Fabulous Goonies, The Jesuits III, Unfit To Be Orcs, Mackers, Urban Gueril

The Icelord and The Stormguards -- Salute on 700 victories!  ALL in Chimlevtal, a SLOW arena!  I am most impressed!  I raise my Axe and great drinking horn in your honor! -- RTR

The Icelord and High Lord Bosk -- I'm still recovering from Tour 07!  Great stuff!  08???? -- RTR

DN -- Bone Golem says "sorry".  NOT!  It actually said "NEXT!" I asked it if it was being a little rude, because, I know your a sensitive guy and it then said "TOURNEY PREP!" Funny how things work. -- RTR

Stephen -- Listen, you need to re-thinking this "storm-bringing" stuff.  Somebody, might not be you this time, is bring a storm to Unionville with hail and inches of rain!  This is not good, there are crops still in the fields awaiting harvest.  There are

Ulthar Es -- I knew somebody who used to like to watch storms.  Only thing was, he was so busy watching, he didn't get out of the path of a tornado fast enough.  Tricky business.  Messy end. -- Les Nayle

Ulthar Uruv -- Ah... no.  I don't much care for being overlorded, so I'll just pass on that.  Besides, a win makes a pleasant change. -- Kolum Marod
P.S.  Actually, I'm sure you could kill a houseplant if you put your mind to it.  A month or so of neglect will do wonders.

Ulthar the Pious -- Cheese, what is it with you Ulthar guys?  Is this some kind of "in" joke amongst you stormy types?  There are other names out there. -- Loden Norvis

Seventh Heaven -- For you, maybe, but it didn't feel like that to me. -- Norbel Perde

6 September 2007
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                   *****                              *******
                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
                   *****                              *******
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15 managers have announced for the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse!!!!!!  There is still 
time to join and make a name for yourself in one of Alastari's fiercest contests!  I 
must correct a mistake in the previous announcement.  I incorrectly called it the 
Slaughterhouse 2, but in reality, this will be the third installment of the 
Slaughterhouse!

HOW TO JOIN

*Find a Partner

*Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn 
of the contest.  You may also email or diplo Master Darque.

*Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up 
Certificate.  Only certificates will be accepted for entry.  All certificates 
submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes.

*RU certificates must be received on or before the first turn of the contest which is 
Stormcrowe Turn 263 (running approximately November 27, 2007).

RULES and SCORING

Rules and Scoring information for the Slaughterhouse will be posted every turn in the 
Stormcrowe newsletter beginning with Turn 260 and in a final all arena ad in 
November.

PRIZES

ENDURANCE AWARD:  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes 
in 60 of the 65 contest fights.

KILL MASTER AWARD:  The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited 
Immortality Potion.  This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior.  He/she will be 
resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2.

TOP TEAM AWARD:  Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize 
pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance:

*One (1) +1 Bonus Potion
*Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior
*Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates

Special note from RSI on prizes:  All contest prizes must be used within three 
months.  All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating 
contest team in DM 45.  The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time, 
after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears.

NEED MORE INFORMATION

Rules questions and clarifications may be directed to Master Darque the contest 
coordinator.  He may be reached by email at rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or by 
diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428).

20 September 2007
Ok, ok, you can stop not-talking about TOGS VI already, it is coming, slowly but
surely, like a giant, over-fed, greased slug sliding down a gravely driveway.  We're
looking for new-comers, old-timers, in-betweeners, fence-sitters and Delarquans to
come on out and participate.  Just think, you could be the next Pinky & the Brain
pairing (a la Creepster & Manager), or maybe you'll be the team that crushes all in
its path on the way TO UTTER AND COMPLETE TOGS DOMINATION!!!!!!  [note:  insert
sinister cackle if it helps you complete the picture]

There will be a few minor changes, so let's recap the rules from top to bottom:

1.  Each TOGS team consists of two managers.  After the contest starts, there will be
no switching partners whatsoever, so choose your teammate wisely.  TOGS VI will last
for 13 turns, so pick a partner you can stand for 6 months or so.

2.  The TOGS entry fee is 2 team setups per manager.  This means 4 setups per TOGS
team.  This entry fee is required before the start of the tourney with no exceptions
being made.  This is to ensure that nobody gets screwed if a team or manager decides
to back out early.  To pay the entry fee either:
     a)  send $10 cash/check/money order/ or whatever to me personally at:
          Paul Jokelson
          115 Moss Ave. #201
          Oakland, CA 94611
     b)  get RSI to send me 2 team setup gift certificates.  Sorry, no credit cards
         and no old teams you have lying around will be accepted.

3. TOGS point system:

Fights: 

10 points for winning on your up-challenge against another TOGS warrior.
 7 points for winning on your even challenge of another TOGS warrior.
 7 points for winning on another TOGS warriors challenge.
 7 points for winning a random match-up against another TOGS warrior.
 4 points for winning on your down-challenge of another TOGS warrior.
 4 points for winning a random match-up against a non-TOGS warrior.

Changes this TOGS: 

** 10 points for any challenge by the DM, UP OR DOWN!!
** 4 points for winning a random match-up against your TOGS partner's warrior.
To state the obvious, there are 0 points if you challenge your partner.

** 4 points for winning a bloodfeud attempt against you by a non-TOGS warrior

You will not get any points if you challenge or get challenged by a non-TOGS team
(with the exception of the above-stated rule if you get bloodfeuded), so use your
avoids wisely if you think someone is out to get you.

Spots/Ads

5 points for every spotlight written by any team member.  1 per manager per turn.

The minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the newsletter
(that's 31 lines-each line 85 characters across) and we will be completely firm on
this.  In addition to the length criteria, spotlights will not be given points if
they are in any way plagiarized or if they are not Duelmasters or fantasy related.
We will be the sole judge of this.  If you're unsure if we will judge something to be
Duelmasters or fantasy related, then e-mail me before you write the spotlight and
ask.  We reserve the right to take points away from a spotlight after they are given
if we judge at later time that the spotlight has been plagiarized.

-5 points per manager per turn every time a manager does not at least write one
personal ad.

4.  TOGS VI will start in arena 60 shortly after the Winter Face-to-Face (turn due
Feb 21, Aradi turn 436) and as mentioned before will last for 13 turns.  There will
be multipliers in the later rounds, which means that all points accumulated by a team
on turns 10 and 11 will be multiplied by 1.5 and all points accumulated by each team
on turns 12 and 13 will be multiplied by 2.

5.  Soultaker and Nuln will be the sole arbiters of any dispute that may arise, with
props to Sentinel for doing the score-keeping as always.  Whine all you like, we will
be glad to provide comfortable chairs and the cheese of your choice.

And there be the rules.  If you look closely, you'll notice there were a few minor
changes and additions made from the TOGS V rules.  They are as follows:

-- The Snotman & Nuln rule:  Last TOGS Snotman and Nuln randomly matched up something
like 4-5 times, so we basically decided out of pity to now give a small amount of
points (4 in this case) for winning a random against a teammate, so that you're not
completely screwed by having 2 of your 10 warriors get 0 zero points automatically.

-- Scaling Down Points for the DM:  Previously a TOGS DM would get 10 points *in
addition* to whatever challenge points they got.  This was to keep the DM from being
penalized for being at the top and give people something to fight for.  However, it
was a bit too much of an award and we decided to scale it back and eliminate the
bonus, but give full upchallenge credit whenever the DM challenges.

-- Bloodfeuds from outside TOGS teams:  This incident came up last TOGS, and it was
felt that if a person killed a non-TOGS warrior in a random, they shouldn't have to
be potentially locked into 4 turns of getting 0 points.  So we've added an additional
rule which now gives 4 points if you win when bloodfeuded by a non-TOGS warrior, at
least giving you some way to get points if you're locked into a non-TOGS bloodfeud
instead of being basically removed from the contest for 4 turns.

And lastly...

-- Team Names:  This was not listed in the rules, but to make things more festive, at
the suggestion of Manager we have decided to have the added dimension of team names!
Yes, no more boring rankings with Team 4 edging out Team 7.  Just picture reading a
TOGS turn report now, with something along the lines of "Team Fiery Starfish
obliterated Team Superior TOGSlings," just as one example.

We hope to see you all there....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPEEDY was dealt death by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LUZ was butchered by LIGHTBRINGER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DEAD easily killed HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
URN4A TREAT! defeated ULTHAR REDBLADE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Bloodfeud duel.
STEPHEN unbelievably bested NORGEN PELH in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
OMAR was unbelievably bested by VALKYRIE in a slow 12 minute expert's Challenge brawl.
BEDLAM devastated ULL STORMHELM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BLACK PLAGUE overpowered ULTHAR CYAZARES in a 2 minute uneven Challenge melee.
CANAAN vanquished ULTHAR THE PIOUS in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BANSHEE luckily beat DEATH KNIGHT in a 14 minute expert vs. novice Challenge duel.
MARATHON overcame HLOTHYN in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
ENTROPY overpowered THALFI HALF-EAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
TARVOS TRIGARANOS handily defeated ULL BLOODSTORM in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
SAMAEL demolished AZAES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
SHELBY slimly won victory over LODEN NORVIS in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
ULTHAR THYDRIM was overpowered by SVEIN FORKBEARD in a 1 minute uneven Title struggle.
KATANA overpowered KOLUM MAROD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DUST MITE bested ULTHAR URUV in a exciting 1 minute veteran's fight.
ULTHAR UTHERYDES savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 2 minute gory bout.
GERI handily defeated LES NAYLE in a popular 3 minute gory mismatched competition.
LOWLY WORM was vanquished by CERIDWEN in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
ULTHAR THUUNE was slaughtered by LOCUST in a 1 minute gory mismatched fray.
CHOLERA demolished DIRDEN I in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DIRDEN II vanquished DAZZLING DULL DAY in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
HUNGER was savagely defeated by ANTIOCH in a action packed 2 minute brutal match.
AZRAEL vanquished BILSKIRNIR in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
CHALDEA was viciously subdued by THERMOPYLAE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.
SALAMIS savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory fight.
ULTHAR STORMHELM viciously subdued ATLANTA in a 4 minute gory fray.
ARDUINNA was beaten by RAT'S NEST in a 2 minute match.
NORBEL PERDE overpowered SUPER RAPID in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SLOCUM overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
BLONDIE demolished ALESIA in a popular 1 minute uneven contest.
MARCH was outwaited by BANAL N BALD in a unpopular 8 minute novice's battle.
PILUMUS KELTOI overpowered THE KITCHEN SINK in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
STRAWBERRY MALT subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute amateur's match.
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE subdued MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         STRIKING ATTACK   89 -  60 - 10      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       75 -  62 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         LUNGING ATTACK    73 -  71 -  8      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     27 -  27 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         AIMED BLOW        58 -  60 -  2      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  32 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  47 -  1      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  53 -  4      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  26 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  11 -  0      35  |

Turn 283 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        5 -  6         5  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         7 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  7         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  7     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187       27  23  3  129 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
TOTAL PARRY      STEPHEN 5460               24  11  0  120 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
AIMED BLOW       KATANA 5420                20  11  1  119 AVENGERS (146)
SLASHING ATTACK  DUST MITE 5390             13   2  1  118 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
BASHING ATTACK   URN4A TREAT! 5600           9   5  1   85 JUST DESSERTS (569)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    OMAR 5626                  17  16  0   84 SHERMANS STABLE (578)
LUNGING ATTACK   ULL STORMHELM 5559         14   9  3   76 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
WALL OF STEEL    RAT'S NEST 5976             5   2  1   38 CHAOS (611)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LOWLY WORM 5383.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THERMOPYLAE 5991.  The ten other most popular fighters were ULTHAR UTHERYDES 
5682, ANTIOCH 5987, NORGEN PELH 5042, DUST MITE 5390, GERI 5473, DIRDEN II 5655, 
ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556, CANAAN 5962, MARATHON 5990, and SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187.

The least popular fighter this week was BANSHEE 5967.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARCH 5998, VALKYRIE 5351, BANAL N BALD 5953, OMAR 5626, THE KITCHEN 
SINK 6137, SUPER RAPID 5751, ATLANTA 5713, BILSKIRNIR 5921, DIRDEN I 5654, and ULTHAR 
THUUNE 5411.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SVEIN FORKBEARD (31-5187) LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
ULTHAR THYDRIM (31-5557) THE STORMGUARDS (78)