DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/28/2008    Duedate: 09/10/2008

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-558

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DIONYSUS
OLD SCHOOL (423)
(38-4764) [11-6-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DIONYSUS                       POSITION IS EMPTY
OLD SCHOOL (423)               
(38-4764) [11-6-0,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIONYSUS                       DIONYSUS
OLD SCHOOL (423)               OLD SCHOOL (423)
(38-4764) [11-6-0,109]         (38-4764) [11-6-0,109]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLD SCHOOL (423)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLD SCHOOL (423)            29
2. BOY O'S (388)               20      OLD SCHOOL (423)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)            -18      Unchartered Team

                                       CHRISTIAN ROCK 20 (426)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLD SCHOOL (423)          50  31  0 61.7   1/ 1 OLD SCHOOL (423)          9  6 0
 2/ 2 BOY O'S (388)            111  89 10 55.5   2/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  8 0
 3/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)          508 660 11 43.5   3/ 3 BOY O'S (388)             6  4 2

    '*'   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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 604): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 612): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 608): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 607): GERDIG IBBINS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 611): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 603): OZZY of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 593): BLUE MOON of RUN AND HYDE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 592): DANTE FURIOSO of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 566): SALLI VOSS of MIDDLE WAY 13 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 556): CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 491): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 237): BLACKHAWKZ of RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 225): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 442): FREON NECROPHILIA of DEE CEE (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 486): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 604): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 612): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 608): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 607): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 610): THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): BONSUR BABES ROCK (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 603): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 593): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 592): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 566): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 556): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 491): DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 237): RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 225): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 442): GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 486) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 612): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                          GRUNT of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): LEONIDAS of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 611): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 593): MARV JR of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 566): RIREMA of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (turn 541): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): BLADERUNNER of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 236): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 441): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ah, I guess it's my turn.  Not that anyone is likely to notice.  True, I'm
shorter than Cyprian, and being an orc, I'm well supplied with the curves that draw
all eyes, where as Cyprian, well, as a half-elf, she's kind of skinny.  But still,
who's going to notice?

                                   Connie Pakkit

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in CLIFFHOME this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, ROMEO fought MORDANT DESERTER 
and gained 13 points and contributed to BOY O'S' 2-2-0.  REDD CORVAIT has lost to 
KUNG-FU MASTER, falling 12 points, while helping make JINDA-BAN a 2-3-0 turn.  We 
should ask DIONYSUS about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster 
does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have 
heard from unimpeachable sources that The Choking Ogre uses trolls in their stew.  
Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  The Choking Ogre declares a free 
round for HEPHAESTUS and all of OLD SCHOOL, for having revenged BOY O'S' RINGO for 
killing one of their comrades.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the 
graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in CLIFFHOME, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIONYSUS 4764                11   6  0   109       OLD SCHOOL (423)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARTER PILLAR 4742           18  17  1   102       JINDA-BAN (198)
 CONNIE PAKKIT 4728           22  20  0    94       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYPRIAN 4763                 14   3  0    87       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 PHERESPUNDUS 4765            11   4  0    81       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 REDD CORVAIT 4760            13   9  0    72       JINDA-BAN (198)
 BENT FENDER 4702              8  47  0    71       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEPHAESTUS 4767               8   9  0    51       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 KARTIKAYA 4761                9   9  1    38       JINDA-BAN (198)
-ANGELO 4802                   4   0  0    38       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VITO 4810                     2   1  1    26       BOY O'S (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RINGO 4807                    2   2  1    15       BOY O'S (388)
 ROMEO 4813                    1   0  0    13       BOY O'S (388)
 PAOLO 4809                    1   0  0    10       BOY O'S (388)
 HAPEXAMENDIES 4812            0   1  0     1       OLD SCHOOL (423)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THELXIEPIA 4804         2  2 0 OLD SCHOOL 423       RINGO 4807            557  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dionysus -- You'd think I'd've learned by now not to drink and drive.  In fact, I
have learned that, so why do I keep getting next to the wine and ending up smashed?
-- Redd Corvait

Hephaestus -- They tell me this arena used to have half a dozen teams.  Hard to
imagine, isn't it? -- Kartikaya

Pherespundus -- "Bent" hardly seems to describe me these days. -- Badly Crumpled
Fender

Oh, joy, the Khalhums Dwarf.  But at least I won the fight.  That helps. -- Carter
Pillar

9 August 2008
All -- We are currently looking for capable manager that will give the Desolate
Empire Alliance a full roster for the Turf War.  We currently have four (4) roster
slots that are open to capable managers without questionable morals.  If interested
for the Turf War, contact:  Lamar Treas-Wilson, Dok Sik, Dok Sik Killas DM 47

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

HEPHAESTUS devastated RINGO in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
CONNIE PAKKIT was viciously subdued by DIONYSUS in a 4 minute uneven Title battle.
CARTER PILLAR unbelievably bested CYPRIAN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
REDD CORVAIT was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute match.
BENT FENDER was devastated by PHERESPUNDUS in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
KARTIKAYA luckily beat VITO in a crowd pleasing 4 minute veteran vs. amateur struggle.
PAOLO handily defeated HAPEXAMENDIES in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ROMEO vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  21 -  2      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  23 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 558 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DIONYSUS 4764              11   6  0  109 OLD SCHOOL (423)
TOTAL PARRY      CARTER PILLAR 4742         18  17  1  102 JINDA-BAN (198)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REDD CORVAIT 4760          13   9  0   72 JINDA-BAN (198)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DIONYSUS 4764.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DIONYSUS 4764.  The ten other most popular fighters were VITO 4810, CYPRIAN 4763, 
HEPHAESTUS 4767, PHERESPUNDUS 4765, CONNIE PAKKIT 4728, PAOLO 4809, ROMEO 4813, 
CARTER PILLAR 4742, RINGO 4807, and REDD CORVAIT 4760.

The least popular fighter this week was HAPEXAMENDIES 4812.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KARTIKAYA 4761, BENT FENDER 4702, REDD CORVAIT 4760, RINGO 
4807, CARTER PILLAR 4742, ROMEO 4813, PAOLO 4809, CONNIE PAKKIT 4728, PHERESPUNDUS 
4765, and HEPHAESTUS 4767.

                                  Name-Change-O-Rama

     The summer 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 
September, 2008.  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.