DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/17/2005    Duedate: 03/16/2005

KYR'TERR ARENA

DM-71    TURN-156

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE SADMAN
THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
(71-4191) [17-8-0,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE SADMAN                     FINGER LAKES
THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)         NEW YORK (662)
(71-4191) [17-8-0,143]         (71-5821) [2-1-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHIPSNADE                      FIVE CARD HAMMER
THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)         GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
(71-4192) [19-8-0,102]         (71-4877) [1-3-0,6]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)      24
2. DARQUE FORCES (374)         20      THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
3. EQUALLY DAMAGED (404)       19      Unchartered Team
4. CYNICAL DELUSIONS 2 (182)   14
5. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (124)     13      EQUALLY DAMAGED (404)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE BROTHERHOOD 71 (538)   2   0  1  100   1/ 2 THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)    9  2 0
 2/ 0*EQUALLY DAMAGED (404)      1   0  0  100   2/ 3 GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)     7  8 1
 3- 2*CITY-STATE NEW2 (651)      1   0  0  100   3- 1 DARQUE FORCES III (382)   5  4 0
 4- 3*CITY-STATE PA (660)        1   0  0  100   4/ 9 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (124)   3  0 0
 5/ 4*NEW YORK (662)             7   1  1 87.5   5/10 CYNICAL DELUSIONS  (182)  3  1 0
 6- 5*THE BROTHERHOOD 73 (547)   6   1  1 85.7   6- 4 CHIEFS' ELITE (624)       3  3 2
 7/ 6 THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)   124  75  3 62.3   7/17 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  2  3 0
 8- 7 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)  66  49  1 57.4   8- 7*THE BROTHERHOOD 73 (547)  1  0 1
 9/ 8 CYNICAL DELUSIONS  (182)  23  18  1 56.1   9/ 0 DARQUE FORCES (374)       1  0 0
10- 9 DARQUE FORCES III (382)  105  87  4 54.7  10/ 0*EQUALLY DAMAGED (404)     1  0 0
11-10 I'M HISTORY II (558)      47  39  4 54.7  11- 6*THE BROTHERHOOD 71 (538)  1  0 0
12-11 CHIEFS' ELITE (624)       21  21  3 50.0  12-11 THE MACHINE (623)         1  0 0
13/ 0 DARQUE FORCES (374)       81  88  8 47.9  13-12 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)  1  0 0
14/12 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  37  41  1 47.4  14-13*CITY-STATE NEW2 (651)     1  0 0
15/14 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (124)   34  39  3 46.6  15-14*CITY-STATE PA (660)       1  0 0
16/13 GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)     20  24  1 45.5  16/ 8*NEW YORK (662)            1  0 0
17-15 NEW BLOOD (665)           56  79 12 41.5  17- 5 NEW BLOOD (665)           1  4 0
18-16 THE MACHINE (623)         21  34  1 38.2  18/16 NIGHTHAWKS (387)          1  9 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17 NIGHTHAWKS (387)          35 100  7 25.9  19-15 I'M HISTORY II (558)      0  1 0
20-18*CITY-STATE A2ID (647)      0   1  0  0.0  20-18*CITY-STATE A2ID (647)     0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, KYR'TERR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, DARQUE FORCES III, since THE 
FURIOUS FIVE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see DASKINOR win a fight and gain 20 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DASKINOR beat EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL and EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL lost 
16 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the 
throne, CHEROKEE has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier! 
And it's out with the old, in with the new, as THE SADMAN takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Welcome Wench, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From KYR'TERR's 
trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  DARQUE FORCES III was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like HAZAARDS OF CLONING 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  LADY LUCK HAMMER was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now 
was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  Now here's guts and stupidity all rolled 
into one, I OF THE KNEE DOLL challenged up 46 to take on THE SADMAN of THE FURIOUS 
FIVE.  And, oof!  I OF THE KNEE DOLL saw stars around its helmet, after losing the 
fight, and disappointing the crowds, I might add.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for KYR'TERR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in KYR'TERR to get a drink than The Welcome 
Wench!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SADMAN 4191              17   8  0   143       THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-<ERASER> 5644                17   9  0   112       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
 WHIPSNADE 4192               19   8  0   102       THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
 MORROLAN E'DRIEN 4909        12   9  0   100       THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
-CHEROKEE 5563                 9   5  1    98       CHIEFS' ELITE (624)
-KING TEC 3384                13   4  2    97       DARQUE FORCES (374)
-<COOKIE JONES> 5633          19   7  0    92       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
 DASKINOR 3390                14   9  2    92       DARQUE FORCES (374)
-<CORUSCATOR> 5645            13  13  0    92       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEN FRANKLIN 5133            18  13  0    89       I'M HISTORY II (558)
 SOLAR SISTER 5609             8   0  0    87       THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
-GUNBURN 3890                 11   9  3    86       MONSTER RANCHER (412)
 I OF THE KNEE DOLL 3532       7   9  1    85       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-ROBKE COHUR 3456             19  13  0    72       DARQUE FORCES III (382)
 EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL 3375     9   6  0    70       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FURY 5037                     6   1  1    64       THE BROTHERHOOD 73 (547)
 KAT 3531                     10  21  2    61       NIGHTHAWKS (387)
 LADY LUCK HAMMER 4826         9   5  0    58       GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIRE-WALL 1609                7   3  0    58       CYNICAL DELUSIONS 2 (182)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AYE OF THE NEEDLE 3376        9   7  0    56       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
 EYE OF THE NEEDLE 3379        7   6  0    49       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-STORM 4989                    2   0  1    47       THE BROTHERHOOD 71 (538)
 I OF THE NEEDLE 3377          5  10  0    46       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-SASM TULL 3492                7   1  0    44       DARQUE FORCES III (382)
-ZEALOT 5852                   4   3  0    40       NEW BLOOD (665)
-SCARLET KNIGHT 1612           4   2  0    40       CYNICAL DELUSIONS 2 (182)
-ENTITY 5555                   4   4  0    35       THE MACHINE (623)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POWAQA 5630                   3   6  1    33       CHIEFS' ELITE (624)
 MOSSHUNTER 3620               3   3  2    31       NIGHTHAWKS (387)
 BRAZEN HOPE 1672              3   2  0    29       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (124)
-DAKOTA 1799                   1   1  0    28       CYNICAL DELUSIONS 2 (182)
-RAVAGE 5557                   5   5  1    27       THE MACHINE (623)
-ARCTURIUS 1704                3   1  1    27       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (124)
-TRYPTOPHAN 5634               1   1  0    25       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
 DEAD MANS HAMMER 4825         5   7  0    24       GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
 HEAD RUSH 1910                5   0  0    24       CYNICAL DELUSIONS 2 (182)
-RAYBEEZ 5551                  3   1  0    24       THE MACHINE (623)
 ELECTROLYTE 1608              2   6  0    24       CYNICAL DELUSIONS 2 (182)
-PROFESSOR OLDER 5825          1   0  0    24       NEW YORK (662)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FINGER LAKES 5821             2   1  0    23       NEW YORK (662)
-CRULE 5857                    4   6  1    22       NEW BLOOD (665)
-TOLLBOOTHS 5824               2   0  1    22       NEW YORK (662)
 TWO PAIR HAMMER 4875          2   2  0    19       GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
-GOLEM 5849                    1   2  0    19       NEW BLOOD (665)
 LEGAL MAN 3805                1   0  0    19       EQUALLY DAMAGED (404)
-THE CRANK 5550                1   2  0    16       THE MACHINE (623)
 LAST STOP 1909                5   0  0    15       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (124)
 LYNX 3521                     2   7  1    14       NIGHTHAWKS (387)
-KASIMIR 5549                  2   1  0    14       THE MACHINE (623)
-LION OF URIK 3613             2   4  0    12       DARQUE FORCES (374)
-IMPULSE 5850                  1   2  0    12       NEW BLOOD (665)
-TURNPIKE 5822                 1   0  0    11       NEW YORK (662)
-BETSY ROSS 5134               1   1  0    11       I'M HISTORY II (558)
-NORTH CAROLINA 5765           1   0  0    11       CITY-STATE NEW2 (651)
-SAM ADAMS 5138                1   5  1    10       I'M HISTORY II (558)
-PENNSYLVANIA 5810             1   0  0    10       CITY-STATE PA (660)
 TRUMP CARD HAMMER 4878        2   2  1     9       GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
-BROWN EYED SUSAN 5823         1   0  0     9       NEW YORK (662)
-DANCING SMURF 2917            1   1  0     8       LITTLE BLUE FREAKS (306)
-TRIGUN 4906                   2   1  0     7       DARQUE FORCES (374)
-PATRICK HENRY 5136            1   1  0     7       I'M HISTORY II (558)
-ARIZONA 5741                  0   1  0     7       CITY-STATE A2ID (647)
 FIVE CARD HAMMER 4877         1   3  0     6       GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
-NIX 1733                      1   1  0     4       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (124)
-DARK 2 5848                   0   2  0     2       NEW BLOOD (665)
 DARKHAWK 5936                 0   1  0     1       NIGHTHAWKS (387)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HIAWATHA 5565          5  5 1 CHIEFS' ELITE 624     KAT 3531              155         
JAHAR PERGAS 3464      5  3 0 DARQUE FORCES III 382 FURY 5037             154         
CORBL BLAROC 3796      4  1 0 DARQUE FORCES III 382 POWAQA 5630           155         
BILLY CLUB 4059       14  8 0 THE FURIOUS FIVE 430  CHEROKEE 5563         154         
ARSENAL 3519           3  6 0 NIGHTHAWKS 387        WURM KIN 27           156 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Generalissimo Puerco -- I try to talk, when I remember to write ads.  I forget when
my arenas run half the time.  As for Jahar (and now Corbl), my LUs have a tendency
that leans towards DEATH in the arena, so I've grown accustomed to it.  Drinks on me
at the local tavern in homage to the RUGs. -- Master Darque

31 January 2005
     My fellow duelists I come before you bearing a sad and unfortunate message.
Several months ago our group, the Vendetta Cartel, had lost contact with one of our
friends.  Since he was in contact or correspondence on an almost daily basis there
was concern amongst us.  With some research two of our members discovered why contact
was lost with him.
     On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
ill.  You may have known Rich as Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest ; richh10 on the RT;
or gameogre on the Duel2 messageboard.  You may not have known that he spent 13 years
serving the United States in the Navy.
     Rich dearly loved this game and all it encompassed.  He may not have been the
best or most experienced manager but he loved to interact with others and was quick
to offer advice whenever anyone asked for help.  He was always kind and gracious and
tried to strengthen our game, often by helping new players feel welcome or give them
a chance to compete.  With his prolific posting I know that I am simply speaking the
obvious about what he did for our game.  Many, like me, were drawn to him, perhaps
for his kind nature or his sense of humor, and it appears he lived his life as he
played this game.  Always willing to help or do right by others.
     I realize that he had many friends outside the VC so I will include the link to
the news story in case any of his other friends would like to know more of what
happened.  We're all dealt a hand in life but it's not the strength of the hand
you're dealt but rather how you play it that really matters.  Rich played his hand to
the very best of his human ability and for this I admire him greatly.  I know we all
choose to like or dislike managers but I believe deep down we are all good and
decent, in this game, and will drop party (alliance) lines and will show the proper
respect.
     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041112/news_7m12clerk.html
     Rich was taken from us all to soon and with so much left to offer the community
around him.  He spoke of a desire to run a contest on the Duel2 site which I hope to
uphold in his name.  Some of the people I have spoken with think it would be a nice
gesture to do one final good act in Rich's name, though it could never match what he
would've done within his community, for his community of San Diego.  I hope that with
this contest we might raise a little money to donate to an appropriate charity within
San Diego in his name.
     In conclusion I send a message to Rich:
     "Rich, though I'm sure you gathered this I never really told you how much I
admired you and what a friend I considered you.  I thank you for being my voice of
reason and always reminding me of why we both loved this game so much!  You have
taught me one final valuable lesson in learning more of you.  There are things far
more valuable in life than material possessions such as character and kindness.  That
nothing going on in your life means that you cannot find a way to be kind and giving
to others.  We always spoke of meeting someday and until we finally do know that you
will live on in with me and the rest of your brothers and sisters in the Cartel:
Master Darque, Kat, Bum, Sensei Jan, Maximillian, Hammer, Fizban, Firehawk, Phat
Phat.  You increased all of our enjoyment of this game, you were a true ambassador of
Duelmasters, and the game will not be quite the same without you.  A farewell battle
cry from the ZalCon:  'Confusion to our enemies'.  May your soul rest in peace, my
friend."
     Should anyone wish to correspond about Rich feel free to contact myself, or
anyone else within the Vendetta Cartel.
     Street Legal
     Jeff Bura
     The Death Squad(63) in Tobir or triumph1971@hotmail.com

31 January 2005
     Be it known throughout Alastari that Hammer is no longer a member of the
Vendetta Cartel alliance.
     A difference of opinion with another highly respected member of the VC due to my
recent vocal actions in DM 47 can only be resolved by my resignation from the VC as
of January 29, 2005.
     I leave of my own accord, in good standing with all members and with no hard
feelings towards anyone in the Vendetta Cartel.
     There was a time when I felt that my membership in the VC made the alliance
stronger.  I know that my resignation today makes the Vendetta Cartel a stronger
alliance with my absence. -- Hammer

1 February 2005
                           St. Valentine's Massacre update
My apologies, the Kill Contest starting on turn 476 in Jhans will run for 10 (ten)
turns ending on turn number 486.
                                                                   Azrael

5 February 2005
On behalf of the ILLUMINATI Confederation of Alliances (The kLk, CHAOS, Inc. and The
Company of Brothers) I would like to express our sympathies concerning the tragic
loss of Rich Hammes to both the DM community and to the real life world.  Surely our
loss has been Heaven's gain. -- Talon Darkhart, deeply sorrowful
                                kLk God of War, Illuminati Alliance, Puppetmaster

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ARSENAL was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
I OF THE KNEE DOLL was vanquished by THE SADMAN in a 1 minute Challenge Title battle.
KAT was demolished by SOLAR SISTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MOSSHUNTER was devastated by LADY LUCK HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
LYNX was defeated by TWO PAIR HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
MORROLAN E'DRIEN devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
WHIPSNADE overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
DASKINOR handily defeated EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FIRE-WALL slimly won victory over EYE OF THE NEEDLE in a 2 minute expert's duel.
AYE OF THE NEEDLE outwaited CAPTURED ORC in a dull 7 minute uneven fight.
I OF THE NEEDLE overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DEAD MANS HAMMER was outwaited by HEAD RUSH in a 10 minute bout.
BRAZEN HOPE devastated TRUMP CARD HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ELECTROLYTE was luckily beaten by FINGER LAKES in a 1 minute match.
LAST STOP overcame DARKHAWK in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
FIVE CARD HAMMER was outlasted by LEGAL MAN in a action packed 7 minute struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        17 -   6 -  2      74  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       23 -   9 -  1      72  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  19 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  23 -  5      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  12 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  2      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  13 -  0      28  |

Turn 156 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THE SADMAN 4191            17   8  0  143 THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
PARRY-STRIKE     DASKINOR 3390              14   9  2   92 DARQUE FORCES (374)
AIMED BLOW       SOLAR SISTER 5609           8   0  0   87 THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
STRIKING ATTACK  EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL 3375   9   6  0   70 HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LADY LUCK HAMMER 4826       9   5  0   58 GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
WALL OF STEEL    FIRE-WALL 1609              7   3  0   58 CYNICAL DELUSIONS 2 (182)
TOTAL PARRY      AYE OF THE NEEDLE 3376      9   7  0   56 HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
PARRY-LUNGE      EYE OF THE NEEDLE 3379      7   6  0   49 HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WHIPSNADE 4192.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FIVE CARD HAMMER 4877.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEAD MANS HAMMER 
4825, EYE OF THE NEEDLE 3379, DARKHAWK 5936, SOLAR SISTER 5609, MORROLAN E'DRIEN 
4909, WHIPSNADE 4192, DASKINOR 3390, BRAZEN HOPE 1672, ELECTROLYTE 1608, and FINGER 
LAKES 5821.

The least popular fighter this week was HEAD RUSH 1910.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were AYE OF THE NEEDLE 3376, LEGAL MAN 3805, TRUMP CARD HAMMER 4878, EYE OF 
THE KNEE DOLL 3375, MOSSHUNTER 3620, KAT 3531, I OF THE KNEE DOLL 3532, ARSENAL 3519, 
LAST STOP 1909, and LYNX 3521.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

THE SADMAN (71-4191) THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
WHIPSNADE (71-4192) THE FURIOUS FIVE (430)
DASKINOR (71-3390) DARQUE FORCES (374)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUPERIORBOY 3640 (41-89-1)             0  5  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 1F   

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ASEROTH 2821 (47-28-0)                 6  3  0         THE LAST STRAW V     
MUCOUS 2277 (63-51-2)                  3  3  0         THE CODA             

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRACI LORDS 2574 (23-11-0)             0  3  0         GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DELPHIA 1771 (24-10-0)                 2  3  0         THE CODA             

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
<COOKIE JONES> 5633 (19-7-0)           4  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES ZC   
<ERASER> 5644 (17-9-0)                 4  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES ZC   
GUNBURN 3890 (11-9-3)                  3  3  0         MONSTER RANCHER      
BOIL-BITER 3466 (8-5-1)                0  3  0         POSITIVELY PUTRID    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STORM 4989 (2-0-1)                    10  3  0         THE BROTHERHOOD 71   
FURY 5037 (6-1-1)                      4  3  0         THE BROTHERHOOD 73   

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TAB 5676 (2-0-0)                       6  3  1         PLAYER'S BAR         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
QUEEN 5904 (0-0-0)                     6  3  1         HOUSE OF CARDS       
ARIZONA 5741 (0-1-0)                   5  3  0         CITY-STATE A2ID      
LEGAL MAN 3805 (0-0-0)                 5  3  0         EQUALLY DAMAGED      
NORTH CAROLINA 5765 (1-0-0)            5  3  0         CITY-STATE NEW2      
O'AHU 5704 (0-0-0)                     4  3  0         CITY-STATE HI        
PENNSYLVANIA 5810 (1-0-0)              2  3  0         CITY-STATE PA        
THE GIANT 2527 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         ABSOLUTE POWER       
WASHINGTON 5752 (0-0-0)                0  1  0  DEAD   CITY-STATE WA        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANGUISH 5009 (0-0-0)                   6  3  0         THE BROTHERHOOD 72   
NEW YORK 5882 (0-0-0)                  3  3  0         CITY-STATE NY        

                                  Name-Change-O-Rama

     The winter 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 March.
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, unless you're in DOOMCorps, in which 
case you take your chances.  (Just kidding, guys! *snicker*)