DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/04/2008    Duedate: 09/17/2008

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-463

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WONDER BUBBLE
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
(56-3522) [14-8-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WONDER BUBBLE                  SPLAT
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)         THEM (433)
(56-3522) [14-8-0,110]         (56-4070) [3-0-1,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAWTHORN                       FRANCIS THUG
BAD APPLES (187)               STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
(56-3991) [17-25-1,78]         (56-3986) [7-7-0,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD APPLES (187)            34
2. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)      13      KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
3. THEM (433)                   8      Unchartered Team
4. KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)      7
5. SLEEP WITH FISHES (431)      1      THEM (433)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)  346 230 19 60.1   1/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   10  5 0
 2/ 2 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    68  53  4 56.2   2/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)          8  7 0
 3/ 3 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   268 242 17 52.5   3/ 3 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    7  6 0
 4- 5 YIELD (405)               50  54  8 48.1   4- 2 YIELD (405)               5  2 0
 5/ 6 BAD APPLES (187)         545 705 19 43.6   5/ 6*THEM (433)                5  7 2
 6/ 7*THEM (433)                 5   7  2 41.7   6/ 4 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)   4 11 0
 7/ 4*SLEEP WITH FISHES (431)    1   2  0 33.3   7/ 7*SLEEP WITH FISHES (431)   1  2 0
 8- 8*RAGNAROK (403)             1   4  1 20.0   8- 8*RAGNAROK (403)            0  2 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 599): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 595): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 597): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): NOVELUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 594): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): VORTEX of FLYING MONKEYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): MOSSMAN of CROCS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 583): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 581): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 572): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 535): LEO POWERS of MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 272): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 462): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 449): BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 440): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 426): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 396): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 394): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 488): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 599): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 595): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 597): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 595): CYNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): BOHICA (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 583): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 581): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 572): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 535): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 272): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 462): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 449): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 440): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 426): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 396): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 394): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 488): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): HERACLITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): NOVELUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
                (turn 595): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 594): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): TROOPER TED of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 296): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): MOSSMAN of CROCS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 586): TURTLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): UGLY GENTLEMAN of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, 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 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 425): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

All Hail Rocanis!  Greatest Arena in all the land.  I am most honored in that the
commission deemed that I be qualified to be considered as the DM.  Certainly I am
more better than my ex-teammate, Ty Velwic, who now resides in a few boxes after his
brief adventure to the Dark Arena last turn.  Ha ha.  Welp, best o' luck to you all
on the sands.

                            Your DM,
                              Wonder Bubble

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ROCANIS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  BAD APPLES turned their 3-2-0 turn 
into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see MALUS S'PROUT win a 
fight and gain 27 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MALUS S'PROUT beat TWIG LITE ZONE and 
TWIG LITE ZONE lost 23 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, ROCANIS may be getting bland, as WONDER BUBBLE stays top dog in the 
city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to 
know what's new, don't you, ROCANIS?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like SLEEP WITH FISHES avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  
FRANCIS THUG was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ROCANIS' 
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?   
     What does the ROCANIS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WONDER BUBBLE 3522           14   8  0   110       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODWORM 4003                15  16  3    94       BAD APPLES (187)
 MALUS S'PROUT 3993           14  24  1    94       BAD APPLES (187)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IN HIDING 3902                8   7  2    86       YIELD (405)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOVEABLE LARRY 3981          18   7  0    84       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 GAFFER SMITH 4028            12  10  0    84       BAD APPLES (187)
 MR THUG 3982                 11  12  1    79       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 HAWTHORN 3991                17  25  1    78       BAD APPLES (187)
 TWIG LITE ZONE 3537          11   7  0    69       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOIS THUG 3970               14  13  1    62       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 TRITUS 4036                  10   5  0    62       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
 MOSSIE ROCKTROLL 3549         8   6  0    57       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAWTOOTH 3944                 7   3  0    53       YIELD (405)
 PURPLE KITTEN 4067            4   0  0    39       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 LIMBDROPPER 4035              8   9  0    38       BAD APPLES (187)
 FRANCIS THUG 3986             7   7  0    35       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUAN THUG-A-LOT 3999          7   6  0    29       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 SPLAT 4070                    3   0  1    29       THEM (433)
 RETIARIUS 4082                2   1  0    25       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE CODFATHER 4059            1   2  0    17       SLEEP WITH FISHES (431)
-DOBAHEI 4076                  3   0  0    16       YIELD (405)
 PREAGENARIUS 4083             2   1  0    16       KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (22)
-EINHERJAR 3758                1   3  1    13       RAGNAROK (403)
 THUMP 4087                    1   0  1     9       THEM (433)
 CHIEF 4071                    1   2  0     6       THEM (433)
-LOSER I 3756                  0   1  0     1       RAGNAROK (403)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KARRUK OGREFIST 4089    0  1 0 INCONSISTENT FURY 20 THUMP 4087            463   
BUM 4088                0  1 0 KNIGHTS OF ROCANI 22 TABAR THE KNIFE       463  NONE
BUSTUARIUS 4084         0  3 0 KNIGHTS OF ROCANI 22 SPLAT 4070            463   
BAM 4086                0  1 0 THEM 433             HAKKON TAIN           463  NONE
MERGE 4049              1  1 0 YIELD 405            EINHERJAR 3758        459  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Francit Thug of Straight Up Thug -- Seems that both yourself and poor Massie
Rocktroll got gypped by the equipment mnt, although perhaps that wormwood had gotten
to snack a bit on that tree. -- Purple Kitten

Gaffer Smith of Bad Apples -- Ahh, you're healthy big and smart, I had best be
careful, smiles. -- Wonder Bubble

Sawtooth of Yield -- *growl*  Gonna have to feed on the Blacksmith. -- Massive
Rocktroll

Tritus of Knights of Rocanis -- Dang you're smart!!  Huge brain, yelp yelp. -- Twig
Lite Zone

Wonder Bubble -- Well, you're a fine figure of a golem, sure enough, and beat me fair
and triangular.  But I do wonder about that fury of yours.  Is it truly inconsistent?
And if so, with what, and why?  Eh?  If the question's too personal, well, ignore it.
People often do. -- Gaffer Smith
P.S.  My thanks for the skills.  I'm desperately attempting to graduate before the
next Middle Way team leaves Noblish, Jorja having said she'll replace us then.
P.P.S.  Ah, I limp corrected, having said she will PROBABLY replace us then.

Loveable Larry -- Someone should get you for false advertizing.  I don't find you the
least bit lovable, and I wouldn't even if we were of opposite genders.
P.S.  Durned thug.

Lois Thug -- As the Gaffer might say, you're a fine figure of a thugess, Miss Lois.
I do greatly appreciate the win and the skills.  Something I always crave, you know?
-- Woodworm

An Ambitious Guard?  I sneer. -- Malus S'Prout
P.S.  And I tremble, too, if this turkey is a true sample of what stands between
Rocanis and whatever hostile might be prowling around.

Hmm, for a guy who'd already fought once, I figure the Ambitious Guard isn't so bad.
Still a loser, but a sturdy, determined loser who keeps on trying.  There are worse
things. -- Limbdropper

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

BUM was butchered by TABAR THE KNIFE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BAM was murdered by HAKKON TAIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
TRITUS was overpowered by WOODWORM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
LOVEABLE LARRY bested HAWTHORN in a exciting 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
THE CODFATHER was bested by FRANCIS THUG in a action packed 2 minute Challenge brawl.
PREAGENARIUS bested CHIEF in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge match.
WONDER BUBBLE overcame MR THUG in a 2 minute expert's Title fight.
TWIG LITE ZONE was vanquished by MALUS S'PROUT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GAFFER SMITH overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PURPLE KITTEN defeated RETIARIUS in a 1 minute fight.
MOSSIE ROCKTROLL overpowered LIMBDROPPER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SPLAT assassinated BUSTUARIUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
THUMP viciously butchered KARRUK OGREFIST in a exciting 2 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW         4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  19 -  3      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  25 -  1      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 463 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        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   WONDER BUBBLE 3522         14   8  0  110 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
TOTAL PARRY      LOVEABLE LARRY 3981        18   7  0   84 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
WALL OF STEEL    GAFFER SMITH 4028          12  10  0   84 BAD APPLES (187)
LUNGING ATTACK   TWIG LITE ZONE 3537        11   7  0   69 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
AIMED BLOW       PURPLE KITTEN 4067          4   0  0   39 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HAWTHORN 3991.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FRANCIS THUG 3986.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAWTHORN 3991, THUMP 
4087, MR THUG 3982, WOODWORM 4003, WONDER BUBBLE 3522, MALUS S'PROUT 3993, KARRUK 
OGREFIST 4089, LOVEABLE LARRY 3981, THE CODFATHER 4059, and GAFFER SMITH 4028.

The least popular fighter this week was BUSTUARIUS 4084.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LIMBDROPPER 4035, TRITUS 4036, BAM 4086, RETIARIUS 4082, TWIG LITE ZONE 
3537, CHIEF 4071, PREAGENARIUS 4083, BUM 4088, SPLAT 4070, and MOSSIE ROCKTROLL 3549.

                                  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."

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     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.