DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/28/2013    Duedate: 12/11/2013

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-668

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HALFTIME
EPIC RAP (484)
(43-4816) [14-5-1,151]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HALFTIME                       MOUNTAIN ROLL
EPIC RAP (484)                 SHEWISH BANQUET (481)
(43-4816) [14-5-1,151]         (43-4797) [3-2-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACK ZANJO                    HALFTIME
THE FAMILY (116)               EPIC RAP (484)
(43-4810) [21-24-1,88]         (43-4816) [14-5-1,151]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)        50
2. SHEWISH BANQUET (481)       34      ORL 2013K (498)
3. EPIC RAP (484)              20      Unchartered Team
4. AMERKIN INJUNS (500)         8
5. THE FAMILY (116)             6      AMERKIN INJUNS (500)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*AMERKIN INJUNS (500)       2   0  0  100   1/ 1 TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)      9  4 0
 2/ 2 ORL 2013K (498)            8   3  1 72.7   2/ 3 EPIC RAP (484)            4  4 0
 3/ 4 TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)      53  34  3 60.9   3/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)          4 11 0
 4/ 5 EPIC RAP (484)            30  26  6 53.6   4/ 4*AMERKIN INJUNS (500)      2  0 0
 5- 6*BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)   6   6  1 50.0   5- 5*BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)  1  0 0
 6/ 7 THE FAMILY (116)         951 %1000 27 48.7   6/ 6 ORL 2013K (498)           1  2 0
 7/ 0*SHEWISH BANQUET (481)      5  18  0 21.7   7/ 0*SHEWISH BANQUET (481)     1  4 0
 8/ 0*GREENISLE GUARD (496)      0   1  0  0.0   8/ 0*GREENISLE GUARD (496)     0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 736): WATSON of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 738): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 706): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 732): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 734): SLIDE TO HELL of DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 725): PING of G.O.L.G. (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 726): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 720): PIMP IN A BOX of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 717): PRINCE VALIANT of KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (?, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 709): URCHIN of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 667): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): DING DONG of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 599): BACKLASH of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 584): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 566): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 560): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 570): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 521): HOPE of TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 516): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 507): SERGEANT 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 624): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 736): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 738): THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 706): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 732): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 734): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 725): A UNIT (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 726): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 7720: COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 717): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 709): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 667): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 599): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 554): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 566): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 560): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 521): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 516): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 507): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 624): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 736): WATSON of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 738): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
                           KANE TOAD of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
                           SKELETON of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
                           GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 704): LITTLE GRAY BIRD of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): DUSKBLOOD PUDDING of SHEWISH BURRET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 733): GOLDEN GLOBE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 724): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 720): PIMP IN A BOX of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
              (turn 719): BRITISH SEA POWER of COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): TORG THUNDERCLAP of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
                                   LORTAN FALCONEYE of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 599): MEECHAM of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 564): ZENSU LASAGNA of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 558): LORAND TEN SORN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 520): GORAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for BANDIT MINCE, who pummelled 
ARDESKIN, to pocket 21 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, CAPTURED ORC 
was winsome, after beating XERYUS and seeing him lose 5 points.  Those who hoped for 
a new Duelmaster were disappointed by ZILLA KHIRNAJ, of THE FAMILY, who despite a 
19-15-2 couldn't overcome VEASTIAN's Number 1.  Word has it one team in VEASTIAN is 
taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are VEASTIAN's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     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.  
Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALFTIME 4816                14   5  1   151       EPIC RAP (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOLITA MARIA 4827            24  16  1    90       THE FAMILY (116)
 BLACK ZANJO 4810             21  24  1    88       THE FAMILY (116)
 XOWIE 4883                   10   8  0    88       TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)
 ZILLA KHIRNAJ 4842           19  15  2    74       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYRICAL DRUGGIST 4928         8   3  1    60       ORL 2013K (498)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHADOW FROGGY 4897            4   1  0    52       BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)
 MOUNTAIN ROLL 4797            3   2  0    45       SHEWISH BANQUET (481)
 XAN 4942                      6   0  0    44       TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XERYUS 4941                   4   2  0    35       TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XINDEL 4952                   2   0  0    27       TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNICKERING ENEMY 4955         2   0  0    23       AMERKIN INJUNS (500)
 BANDIT MINCE 4880             1   0  0    21       SHEWISH BANQUET (481)
 XALOT 4961                    1   1  0    12       TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)
-SCENARIO 4939                 1   0  0    10       EPIC RAP (484)
 BORSHAR 4940                  1   5  0     8       THE FAMILY (116)
 MARTINE 4951                  0   4  0     4       THE FAMILY (116)
 ARDESKIN 4917                 0   1  0     3       GREENISLE GUARD (496)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SIR FROGINGTON 4934     2  1 1 BATTLE FROGS 12- 494 LYRICAL DRUGGIST 4928 665   
DA1 4967                0  1 0 EPIC RAP 484         BANDIT PRINCE         668  NONE
DA2 4968                0  1 0 EPIC RAP 484         WURM KIN              668  NONE
APPETIZER 4876          0  1 0 SHEWISH BANQUET 481  DARK CHAMPION         668  NONE
DESSERT 4875            0  1 0 SHEWISH BANQUET 481  SHEWISH GIANT         668  NONE
ENTREE 4877             0  1 0 SHEWISH BANQUET 481  DARK CHAMPION         668  NONE
XEVEN 4884              8  7 1 TOLBIN'S X-MEN 492   HALFTIME 4816         665   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, darn.  An oh-fer turn, and two of the losses were against the Venomous Concubine.
And she GLOATED afterward.  I hate it when she does that.  I mean, she can be
exciting, but when she GLOATS... I just want to get away from her. -- Black Zanjo

Zanjo -- Not only a loser, but a coward. -- Roshanna the Slightly Warped, Maligned
Concubine

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ENTREE was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was dispatched by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DA2 was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
APPETIZER was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
DESSERT was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HALFTIME overpowered ZILLA KHIRNAJ in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
LOLITA MARIA defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
BLACK ZANJO was devastated by XOWIE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MOUNTAIN ROLL was overcome by LYRICAL DRUGGIST in a 2 minute melee.
XERYUS lost to CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gruesome duel.
XAN overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
XINDEL overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven match.
SNICKERING ENEMY overpowered BORSHAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MARTINE was demolished by XALOT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BANDIT MINCE bested ARDESKIN in a 1 minute battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        17 -   3 -  0      85  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  10 -  2      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  19 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  24 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 668 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         4 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HALFTIME 4816              14   5  1  151 EPIC RAP (484)
AIMED BLOW       LOLITA MARIA 4827          24  16  1   90 THE FAMILY (116)
BASHING ATTACK   XOWIE 4883                 10   8  0   88 TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ZILLA KHIRNAJ 4842         19  15  2   74 THE FAMILY (116)
WALL OF STEEL    LYRICAL DRUGGIST 4928       8   3  1   60 ORL 2013K (498)
STRIKING ATTACK  XAN 4942                    6   0  0   44 TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACK ZANJO 4810.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HALFTIME 4816.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOLITA MARIA 4827, 
MOUNTAIN ROLL 4797, LYRICAL DRUGGIST 4928, XAN 4942, XOWIE 4883, XINDEL 4952, 
SNICKERING ENEMY 4955, BANDIT MINCE 4880, ENTREE 4877, and DA1 4967.

The least popular fighter this week was ARDESKIN 4917.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARTINE 4951, BORSHAR 4940, BLACK ZANJO 4810, DESSERT 4875, DA2 4968, 
XALOT 4961, XERYUS 4941, ZILLA KHIRNAJ 4842, APPETIZER 4876, and DA1 4967.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
( ) 3593 (3-1-0)                       2  3  0         FEARLESS LOSERS      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HARD CORE 3023 (22-11-1)               3  3  0         BOOGIE NIGHTS        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WINNING ISNT EVRTHNG 3604 (3-0-1)      6  3  0         FEARLESS LOSERS      
DIRK DIGGLER 3962 (7-4-0)              4  3  0         BOOGIE NIGHTS        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TWAIN 4781 (5-6-1)                     3  3  0         ORDER                
XOWIE 4883 (8-8-0)                     1  3  0         TOLBIN'S X-MEN       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BANDIT MINCE 4880 (0-0-0)              6  3  0         SHEWISH BANQUET      
XION 4935 (3-1-0)                      2  2  0  DEAD   TOLBIN'S X-MEN       
XAN 4942 (4-0-0)                       0  2  0         TOLBIN'S X-MEN       
XERYUS 4941 (4-0-0)                    0  2  0         TOLBIN'S X-MEN       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SNICKERING ENEMY 4955 (0-0-0)          6  3  0         AMERKIN INJUNS       
XINDEL 4952 (0-0-0)                    6  3  0         TOLBIN'S X-MEN       
DRUMLONEGHAR 4914 (0-0-0)              3  3  0         GREENISLE GUARD      
GRAZING PHEASANT 4959 (0-0-0)          3  3  0         AMERKIN INJUNS       
ARDESKIN 4917 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0         GREENISLE GUARD      
SCENARIO 4939 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0         EPIC RAP             

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PACMAN 4161 (5-0-1)                    3  3  0         CLASSIC GAMES        
XENOS 4882 (7-1-1)                     3  3  1         TOLBIN'S X-MEN       
JUICY 4813 (5-0-0)                     2  3  0         EPIC RAP             
RON JEREMY 3199 (5-3-0)                1  3  0         BOOGIE NIGHTS        
SUPERSCRAG 2964 (7-2-0)                1  3  0  DEAD   BOOGIE NIGHTS        
XERXES 4881 (6-6-0)                    0  2  0         TOLBIN'S X-MEN       
XEVEN 4884 (8-7-1)                     0  2  0         TOLBIN'S X-MEN       

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOE BLOW 4843 (1-0-0)                  2  3  0         GARBAGE PAIL KIDS    
XEVACH 4885 (3-3-1)                    0  2  0         TOLBIN'S X-MEN       

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VOLUNTEER SCRAG 3392 (0-1-0)           7  3  0         BOOGIE NIGHTS        
THE BREAKS 4829 (2-0-2)                3  3  0         EPIC RAP             
WICKED 4540 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         ERRATA               
XANDER 4930 (1-2-0)                    1  3  0  DEAD   TOLBIN'S X-MEN       
MORDANT DESSERT 4796 (0-0-0)           0  2  0         SHEWISH BANQUET      
WURM SKIN 4862 (1-1-0)                 0  2  0         SHEWISH BANQUET      

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

    There was a line outside the Gladiatorial Commission's registry office.  There 
often was, but surely not now?  Alarond the Scribe, who had drawn office duty today, 
frowned at them.
    A stocky, fit, moderately handsome gladiator stepped up to the counter.  "I want a 
name-change," he said.  "How can I do my best known as," he shuddered, "'Dangling 
Eyeball'?  My name is Joe, and I want to use it."
    A small and very shapely woman stepped up beside him.  "And I am really tired of 
being known as 'DA Bait'."  She smiled, causing Alarond to sway where he stood.  "I'd 
like to be known as... Aphrodite, I think."
    The others crowded forward, each advancing a claim, the babble of voice rising to 
a roar, the crowd beginning to look like a mob--and every member of it armed and 
dangerous.
    Alarond raised his hands to quiet them, without much success.  He raised his 
voice, too.  "We'll do it!  A Name-Change-O-Rama, as soon as we can get the paperwork 
lined up!  Two or three months, maybe--"
    The gladiators howled in protest at the delay.
    "No, listen!  The files here are HUGE, it will take time to get everything 
straight.  You've got to be patient.  It WILL happen!"

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of January.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI