DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/17/2008    Duedate: 07/30/2008

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-532

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

J'KOROU
THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4560) [22-9-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

J'KOROU                        LEO POWERS
THE FAMILY (116)               MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
(43-4560) [22-9-1,110]         (43-4599) [6-0-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WORTH LISSANDO                 J'KOROU
THE FAMILY (116)               THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4585) [16-5-0,101]         (43-4560) [22-9-1,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            24
2. MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)     21      THE FAMILY (116)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)   26   4  1 86.7   1/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)         13  2 0
 2/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)         626 666 16 48.5   2/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)  12  3 1

    '*'   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 597): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 598): BELEG CUTHALION of SILMARILLIAD (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 592): SIMULACRUM of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 592): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 590): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 583): KYRA of BLOOD KNIGHTS (Arturius, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 293): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 580): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 578): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 569): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 531): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): COLOUR COMMENTATOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 459): PREATORIAN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 437): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 422): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 392): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 391): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 484): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 598): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 592): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 592): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 590): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 583): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 293): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 580): ROMAN HEROES (Ceasar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 578): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 569): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 531): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 459): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): LUROCIANS T308 (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 437): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 422): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 292): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 391): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 484): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): GANGREL of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): LITTLE OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 592): WENDIGO of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
                (turn 591): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): KILDILLI DALL of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
              (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): FRENZY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                             JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 459): PREATORIAN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
                (turn 458): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): VENREK of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
                       (turn 445): MGRWONTHE1STTOGS! Of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601
                                   (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 437): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 422): DUCK KA-BOB of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     M. Chardinee gave it his all, but his all was not enough.

                                       J'Korou

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  MEDAL OF HONOR F1?  Who?  THE FAMILY is the 
top team these days, buddies!  Practice pays for SELINSIA, who pummelled SOLDIER 1, 
to pocket 17 points.  SOLDIER 1 certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after 
losing to SELINSIA and losing 13 points in the process!  J'KOROU successfully staved 
off a grab for the roses by KUNG-FU MASTER of VEASTIAN.  Does VEASTIAN have no one 
talented enough to dethrone him?  Word has it one team in VEASTIAN is using psychics 
to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in VEASTIAN is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
VEASTIAN, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Dripping 
Blade.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 J'KOROU 4560                 22   9  1   110       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORILTENNE 4573              17  10  2   102       THE FAMILY (116)
 WORTH LISSANDO 4585          16   5  0   101       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SJORDHAL 4523                18  30  0    84       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SELINSIA 4588                12   7  2    65       THE FAMILY (116)
 LEO POWERS 4599               6   0  0    59       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 3 4597                5   1  0    47       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 1 4600                5   1  0    43       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 SOLDIER 2 4598                5   1  0    40       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RALPH NEPPEL 4596             5   1  1    25       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      RALPH NEPPEL 4596     532  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All (one of you) -- Your arena will be changing drastically next turn.  BoB is
coming. -- Herald

J'Korou was generous to the Chardinee.  I see no reason to speak generously of the
Veteran Mercenary.  He was pathetic. -- Worth Lissando

The Khalhums Dwarf almost had me a couple of times, but I turned it around on the
hairy runt. -- Sjordhal
P.S.  Okay, for a dwarf, he isn't a hairy runt.  But since I'm an elf, his hairy
runtness is obtrusive.

Clearly, M. Chardinee wasn't up for a second fight today. -- Noriltenne

Ralph Neppel -- I was excited and apprehensive to face a managed gladiator, but it
came out well in the end.  I salute you. -- Selnisia

17 July 2008
All -- Many of you know me and many more don't, but I will be scarce for a few
months.  I am relocating, so look for my presence online!  As my will, so mote it
be! -- Abraxis

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

J'KOROU bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute mismatched Title fight.
WORTH LISSANDO won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute expert's battle.
NORILTENNE overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
SJORDHAL was outlasted by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 7 minute one-sided fight.
SOLDIER 1 was devastated by SELINSIA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SOLDIER 3 bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute match.
LEO POWERS devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SOLDIER 2 overcame CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute melee.
RALPH NEPPEL slaughtered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a slow 6 minute gruesome uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   1 -  0      92  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   2 -  0      88  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 532 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  J'KOROU 4560               22   9  1  110 THE FAMILY (116)
LUNGING ATTACK   WORTH LISSANDO 4585        16   5  0  101 THE FAMILY (116)
WALL OF STEEL    SELINSIA 4588              12   7  2   65 THE FAMILY (116)
AIMED BLOW       LEO POWERS 4599             6   0  0   59 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
BASHING ATTACK   SOLDIER 3 4597              5   1  0   47 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
PARRY-STRIKE     SOLDIER 1 4600              5   1  0   43 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WORTH LISSANDO 4585.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was J'KOROU 4560.  The ten other most popular fighters were WORTH LISSANDO 4585, 
NORILTENNE 4573, LEO POWERS 4599, SOLDIER 2 4598, SJORDHAL 4523, SOLDIER 1 4600, 
SELINSIA 4588, SOLDIER 3 4597, RALPH NEPPEL 4596, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was RALPH NEPPEL 4596.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SOLDIER 3 4597, SELINSIA 4588, SOLDIER 1 4600, SJORDHAL 4523, 
SOLDIER 2 4598, LEO POWERS 4599, NORILTENNE 4573, WORTH LISSANDO 4585, J'KOROU 4560, 
and  0.