DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/22/2008    Duedate: 09/04/2008

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-440

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

XAVAN YOLE
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
(61-3476) [7-9-0,77]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

XAVAN YOLE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)            
(61-3476) [7-9-0,77]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZOE ALDEN                      TORKENE ULM
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)            MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
(61-3478) [6-9-0,59]           (61-3506) [5-3-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)         29
2. BLADES OF TERROR (348)      15      BLADES OF TERROR (348)
3. BLADE AND BLOOD (314)        0      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (341)          0
5. CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)       0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BLADES OF TERROR (348)    63  16  1 79.7   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       8  7 0
 2- 2 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)    71  42  9 62.8   2- 2 ARENA FELINES (341)       3  1 0
 3- 3 ARENA FELINES (341)      191 123 18 60.8   3- 3 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)     3  2 0
 4- 4 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)    181 160 33 53.1   4/ 4 BLADES OF TERROR (348)    2  1 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)      107  98  2 52.2   5- 5 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)    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 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 600): DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 594): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 596): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 592): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): VORTEX of FLYING MONKEYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 580): SNAKE EYES HAMMER of KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): ON MY WAY 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  61 JURINE (turn 439): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 501): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 394): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 393): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 486): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 600): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 594): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 596): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 592): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): FREE MASONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 580): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 439): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 201): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 294): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 393): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 486): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585):URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          ARONWE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          URAT of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
              (turn 584): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 581): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): UGLY GENTLEMAN of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
               (turn 570): PANE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, 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 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
                (turn 460): CONTRABAND of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 423): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                              JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to JURINE once again!  What's with KOPESH?  He actually beat 
JURINE's PERSISTENT BEGGAR, and walked away with 15 more points from the fight.  Har 
har har!  Did CIRSIUM VULGARE wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not 
Duelmaster anymore.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for MIDDLE WAY 16's 
outstanding member, Duelmaster XAVAN YOLE.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors 
and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XAVAN YOLE 3476               7   9  0    77       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CITIZEN CAPET 3097            9   0  0   112       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
-CIRSIUM VULGARE 3451         13   3  3   101       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-M.C. CAT 3124                11  13  0    77       ARENA FELINES (341)
-PAWS 3132                     9   7  0    77       ARENA FELINES (341)
-MIKAI ABADOS 3361            16  20  4    72       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
-SICKLE 3285                  12   2  0    70       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
-GUILLOTINE 3100              12   6  0    70       BLADES OF TERROR (348)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LADY THORNE 3458             10   5  2    66       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
-SNOWBALL 3365                 4   8  1    63       ARENA FELINES (341)
 ZOE ALDEN 3478                6   9  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAKOLE URM 3479               7   8  0    53       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
-MARCUS 3434                  12   5  5    51       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 TORKENE ULM 3506              5   3  0    49       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
-SLY SERVAL 3376               4   2  0    46       ARENA FELINES (341)
 CHAM DUGAN 3461              10  12  0    42       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GLACIER 3495                  7   0  0    41       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JEHAD NGA 3470                3   5  2    30       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
-STATHAM 3485                  2   0  0    30       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOPESH 3484                   1   0  0    15       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
-KATANA 3399                   1   0  0    11       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
-LOCUTIOUS 3512                0   1  0     1       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mikai Abados -- I don't see why Noachian had to bring you back *now*.  I was all set
to coast to graduation, and now I have to work for it. -- Xavan Yole
P.S.  Weird that I won against an experienced killer like you.

Lady Thorne -- How do you get your hair to stay put like that?  Mine always comes
down and flies around, no matter how tightly I braid it.  Er, not "flies around" like
a bird, but, um, sticks up or out like, um, grass or twigs and waves as though in a
strong wind.  Darn, these metaphors can be tricky. -- Zoe Alden

Kraz not-Orc -- What good are you?  Only one skill? -- Takole Urm
P.S.  And, okay, the win.  But still.

Jehad Nga -- Bad luck on that match, dude.  Better luck next time.  Take on a...oh.
I guess there isn't anyone but us to fight here right now.  Tedious.  First a two-
team arena with us and the Ghost Bears, now a two team arena with us and Noachian's
killers.  Life is hard. -- Cham Dugan

And the pathetic Fratsfa Slave to round off the day.  Could've been worse. -- Torkene
Ulm

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

XAVAN YOLE was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Title fight.
TORKENE ULM viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a action packed 2 minute battle.
ZOE ALDEN overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute bloody mismatched duel.
TAKOLE URM overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHAM DUGAN was viciously subdued by FRATSFA SLAVE in a 9 minute brawl.
KOPESH devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   4 -  1      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 440 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TORKENE ULM 3506            5   3  0   49 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZOE ALDEN 3478.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TORKENE ULM 3506.  The ten other most popular fighters were XAVAN YOLE 3476, ZOE 
ALDEN 3478, TAKOLE URM 3479, KOPESH 3484, CHAM DUGAN 3461,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CHAM DUGAN 3461.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KOPESH 3484, TAKOLE URM 3479, ZOE ALDEN 3478, XAVAN YOLE 3476, TORKENE 
ULM 3506,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.