DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/29/2008    Duedate: 11/11/2008

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-577

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LUCKY
LOST CAUSE (268)
(35-4049) [9-4-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUCKY                          POSITION IS EMPTY
LOST CAUSE (268)               
(35-4049) [9-4-0,100]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BRENNA                         KNUCKLE
CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)         LOST CAUSE (268)
(35-3995) [22-26-0,92]         (35-3858) [12-9-1,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LOST CAUSE (268)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LOST CAUSE (268)            77
2. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)     -31      LOST CAUSE (268)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       TEAM (201)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 LOST CAUSE (268)         349 281 30 55.4   1/ 2 LOST CAUSE (268)          9  6 1
 2/ 3 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   708 949 23 42.7   2/ 1 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    7  8 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 603): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 605): PAIN INTICER II of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 599): THULE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 601): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 600): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 598): TIMES of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 299): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 591): CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 297): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 587): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 585): THE TUSKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 576): CLYDE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 539): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 274): JEFFERSON DAVIS of JGW PERISHABLE 1 (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 268): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 255): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 466): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 453): BEAST XVII of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 430): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 204): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 398): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 376): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 492): DREAM WARRIOR of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (Ichabod
                                Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 603): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 605): FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 599): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 601): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 600): FORSAKEN (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 598): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 299): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 591): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 297): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 587): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 585): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 576): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 539): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 274): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 268): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 255): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 466): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 453): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 430): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 204): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 398): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 376): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 492): SILMARILLIAD et al (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 598): MOSSROCK of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 601): ANIS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 598): TIMES of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 591): SOLAR ERUPTION of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
              (turn 590): ALUMINUM AWL of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 296): CORNELIUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 585): THE TUSKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 576): CLYDE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           DRENDAN O'KAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 255): EVALON ELKHORN of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 453): SPIRITWALKER of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, MURSKA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, CHILDREN OF LLYR, since LOST 
CAUSE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see LUCKY win a fight and gain 30 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
LUCKY beat DRENDAN O'KAI and DRENDAN O'KAI lost 21 points.  You're breakin' my heart. 
And if variety is the spice of life, MURSKA may be getting bland, as CLYDE stays top 
dog in the city.  The Dragon's Hangover, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From MURSKA's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for MURSKA's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in MURSKA to get a drink than The Dragon's 
Hangover!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come 
this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCKY 4049                    9   4  0   100       LOST CAUSE (268)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KNUCKLE 3858                 12   9  1    96       LOST CAUSE (268)
 BRENNA 3995                  22  26  0    92       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PATRICE 4043                 13   4  0    87       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGUS ARGUS 4032             14  15  1    58       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVINDAL 4040                  7  14  0    35       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIVIL 4053                    4   1  0    25       LOST CAUSE (268)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LUNK HEAD 4048          7  2 0 LOST CAUSE 268       WORATHALON 4046       573  REVENGED
WORTHLESS 4055          0  1 0 LOST CAUSE 268       BANDIT PRINCE         577  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Clyde -- And off you go.  Have fun on the Isle. -- Brenna

Lucky -- I believe that would be me. -- Drendan O'Kai

Knuckle -- This day was mine, not yours.  Ha. -- Patrice

A Captured Orc?  Are they serious? -- Angus Argus

And a Dangerous Criminal.  They ARE serious. -- Evindal

A shortsword?  It is to laugh. -- Drendan

Our congratulations to Clyde. -- Jorja and the Children of Llyr

8 October 2008
Hail Alastarians!
     Allow me to introduce myself.  I am Vanek, manager of the Warmasters in the No-
Tourney arena of Shadowspire.  I come to you with a public service announcement.
Some of you may already be aware of Shadowspire and some of you may not realize what
exactly you're missing.  This isn't your average arena.  This is Shadowspire, a large
and very active arena where role-playing is encouraged; many managers are active both
the personal ads and the D2 forums online, and excitement reigns with many grudge
matches from turn to turn.
     If you haven't checked arena 81 out, I urge you to do so.  After returning to
the game almost 2 years ago, after a 15+ year hiatus, I was looking to try and
recapture the magic of the game I remembered from my youth.  After finding my first
two arenas lacking, I almost quit the game again.  That was until I found the newly
opening Shadowspire.  It was here that I found the magic and excitement that I
remembered.  I truly love this arena and am sure you will too if given a chance.
Rookie or experienced veteran, it matters not.  Both have come together here to
successfully make an arena with plenty of competition to challenge the vets, yet with
the no tourney format, friendly enough for the novices to get their feet wet and
learn (or relearn) the game.  When I say that even novices can find success here, I
speak from personal experience.  I still consider myself a "newbie" to the game but
have found plenty of success with my first two Duelmaster titles and two ADM
graduates to date.
     I encourage you all to check out the D2 forums at www.reality.com/duel2/ and
look over both the Shadowspire newsletter and DM-81 forum section at the bottom of
the page.  The forum banter and personal ads help to clearly show that the "old
school" feel for the game is still alive and well here in Shadowspire.
     Also, if you're a former Shadowspire manager who is currently away, I encourage
you to return and help continue to make this one of the most entertaining arenas in
the game today!
     I hope to see many new faces in the near future and am excited to see the return
of some of the old faces whom have been away!
     Sincerely,
          Vanek

8 October 2008
After 17 long years they are finally cutting the Cowboy loose.  Red & stinging, my
hand is now sufficiently slapped.  The state of Texas' boot print is stamped across
my ***... Uncle Damnit!  I am only 34 (think about it...) so plenty of time to
reinvent myself...prospects are great.  After wading through the culture shock I hope
to be amongst you soon, dishing out paper "w"itch slaps and taking my share of them
from you.  See you @ the Winter face '09?  Only time will tell.  Good luck. --
CFH/Rat Salad, 5 Below Zero and an assortment of other underachieving thugs.
P.S.  Contact info coming soon for those who want it; email and all that other fun
sh...stuff.  *grin*  Sorry Ed.

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************

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                                 *TURF WAR VI RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2008 (10 turns)

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
            (DM 47) newsletter.
        2.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their
            alliance;
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
            alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
            Announcement made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until a Gift Certificate is received.
                   No EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
                   the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified
                   by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No multiple teams or
                   aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate
                   disqualification from the Turf War (so be sure to take any
                   multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams that do not properly
                   declare or fail to send a Gift Certificate by Turn 1.  In other
                   words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of
                   the Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your scoring
                   will not begin until Turn 3.  All conditions must be met before
                   scoring will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift
                   Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 5 of
                   the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
                   and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions
                   will be final.

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge        +2     -2     +5       -5
Match Up         +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud        +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*     +10     -5     xx       xx
*After 2nd win, warrior scores no points for wins

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2
Style Master                                     +2
Duelmaster                                       +2

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must be in the Adepts bracket or lower on the turn they are
         declared, and may NOT have gone above Adepts level at any time; this
         includes teams transferred into North Fork for the Turf War.

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is ALLOWED and encouraged.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) wins such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 50 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points for TVs and TCs will be applied the Turn after RSI posts
            tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e., if the
            results post on North Fork turn 275, points will be credited on North
            Fork turn 276 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
            you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with
            Alliance A.  If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf
            War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of seven (7) teams allowed per alliance for the
            Turf War.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
            without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is a "winner take all" contest.  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance.  It is the
responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters (one for each manager in the winning
            alliance);
        3.  Known Favorites for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance
            (warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have
            at least one arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus potion for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each manager who fights in all 10 rounds
            AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a living
            warrior from (DM 47)
These awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee) within 4
turns of the end of TW VI.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com.

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

Contest will begin in November following the Fall Mail In Tournament.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WORTHLESS was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CLYDE devastated PATRICE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
DRENDAN O'KAI was demolished by LUCKY in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
BRENNA was bested by KNUCKLE in a 4 minute gory veteran's contest.
ANGUS ARGUS was luckily beaten by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
EVINDAL defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute struggle.
CIVIL overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   9 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 577 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        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LUCKY 4049                  9   4  0  100 LOST CAUSE (268)
PARRY-STRIKE     KNUCKLE 3858               12   9  1   96 LOST CAUSE (268)
AIMED BLOW       PATRICE 4043               13   4  0   87 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BRENNA 3995.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
KNUCKLE 3858.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRENNA 3995, ANGUS ARGUS 
4032, LUCKY 4049, EVINDAL 4040, PATRICE 4043, CIVIL 4053, WORTHLESS 4055,  0,  0, and 
0.

The least popular fighter this week was WORTHLESS 4055.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CIVIL 4053, PATRICE 4043, EVINDAL 4040, LUCKY 4049, ANGUS ARGUS 4032, 
BRENNA 3995, KNUCKLE 3858,  0,  0, and  0.

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

CLYDE (35-3665) LOST CAUSE (268)
DRENDAN O'KAI (35-4030) CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)