DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/16/2008    Duedate: 10/13/2008

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-203

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SKIN PEELER
BLACKMAIL (651)
(73-5716) [10-1-1,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SKIN PEELER                    POP KHAN
BLACKMAIL (651)                MONGOL HORDE (658)
(73-5716) [10-1-1,136]         (73-5757) [3-0-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SKIN PEELER                    NOLAN MARRIK
BLACKMAIL (651)                MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
(73-5716) [10-1-1,136]         (73-5746) [14-6-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MONGOL HORDE (658)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MONGOL HORDE (658)          37
2. BLACKMAIL (651)             35      BLACKMAIL (651)
3. MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)          9      Unchartered Team
4. SUPER STARS (629)            0
5. WAY BACK WHEN (659)          0      MONGOL HORDE (658)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WAY BACK WHEN (659)        6   0  1  100   1/ 1*MONGOL HORDE (658)        7  1 0
 2- 2*FIRST DATE (637)           4   0  0  100   2/ 3 BLACKMAIL (651)           5  4 0
 3- 3*THREE BLIND VICES (660)    2   0  0  100   3- 4*SUPER STARS (629)         4  1 0
 4/ 4*MONGOL HORDE (658)        11   1  1 91.7   4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       4 11 1
 5- 6*SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      11   2  1 84.6   5- 2*WAY BACK WHEN (659)       3  0 0
 6- 7*AIR CANADA (635)          11   2  0 84.6   6-10*THREE BLIND VICES (660)   1  0 0
 7- 8 SUE'S BOYS (632)          25   7  3 78.1   7- 8*SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      1  0 0
 8- 9*SUPER STARS (629)         16   5  3 76.2   8- 9*FIRST DATE (637)          1  0 0
 9/ 5 BLACKMAIL (651)           18   7  1 72.0   9- 6 SUE'S BOYS (632)          1  1 0
10-10 THE BULLS (43)           179  94 10 65.6  10- 7*AIR CANADA (635)          1  1 0
11/12 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       48  49  3 49.5  11/11 FAVORITE GUYS (642)       1  2 0
12/13 FAVORITE GUYS (642)      510 617 12 45.3  12-12 THE BULLS (43)            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 600): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 602): MARLOW of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 596): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 598): 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 584): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 582): RICO SAVVY of BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): 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 267): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 463): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 450): BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): 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 395): 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 600): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 602): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 596): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 598): 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 584): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 582): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, 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 267): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 463): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 450): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 426): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 396): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 395): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 488): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 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 584): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 425): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ERINIKA once again!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always 
change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, THREE BLIND VICES' 6th moved 
them up to 0-0-0 place.  What's with POP KHAN?  He actually beat MIDDLE WAY 18's ROS 
QUIN, and walked away with 16 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at MONGOL 
HORDE while they watched WRATH OF KHAN clobber ULTOR TAK.  He lost 9 points and got 
bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try as she might, LAELKORISSA wasn't 
good enough at persuading SKIN PEELER to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  
Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is 
looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  What do people see in 
ULTOR TAK?  His 1-2-0?  MIDDLE WAY 18 ain't talkin', but he's got 14 points.  DEATH 
SUCKS of BLACKMAIL knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged NOLAN MARRIK of MIDDLE WAY 
18 who is up by 21.  Now was this a wise move?  DEATH SUCKS perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he was beat by NOLAN MARRIK and ended up with 61 recognition 
points.   
     Warriors of ERINIKA unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKIN PEELER 5716             10   1  1   136       BLACKMAIL (651)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
-SILVER BULL ION 5149         11   3  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
 LAELKORISSA 5599             21  29  2    95       FAVORITE GUYS (642)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HINES WARD 5505               9   1  0    89       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-HERCULES 5525                 6   1  0    87       AIR CANADA (635)
 NOLAN MARRIK 5746            14   6  0    86       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-BEN ROTHLESBURGER 5504        7   2  0    82       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-STUB BULL 5485                5  10  0    82       THE BULLS (43)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KENNY CHESNEY 5517            6   2  0    63       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
 DEATH SUCKS 5719              8   3  0    61       BLACKMAIL (651)
-BRAD PAISLEY 5520             5   0  1    61       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUN LIGHT 5489                5   2  1    50       SUPER STARS (629)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JEROME BETTIS 5501            4   2  1    47       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-BUTTERFLIES 5535              4   0  0    45       FIRST DATE (637)
 POP KHAN 5757                 3   0  0    44       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL 5502       5   1  2    40       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-SUN RAY 5490                  4   0  0    40       SUPER STARS (629)
-SUN STROKE 5486               3   2  1    40       SUPER STARS (629)
 ROS QUIN 5748                 9  11  0    38       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-SUN TZU 5488                  4   0  1    36       SUPER STARS (629)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRATH OF KHAN 5758            3   0  1    33       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-GRIFFON 5523                  3   1  0    33       AIR CANADA (635)
-SEA KING 5524                 2   0  0    33       AIR CANADA (635)
-DEATHFROMABOVE 5766           2   0  0    33       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
-DUM BULL 5669                 5   2  0    32       THE BULLS (43)
 BEER KHAN 5755                3   1  0    30       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-SAM THE SHAFT 5762            2   0  1    27       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
-CHAKA KHAN 5760               2   0  0    24       MONGOL HORDE (658)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DRUGS 5767                    2   0  0    22       THREE BLIND VICES (660)
 SALINDA RENN 5743             4   7  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 MERDOM LLEWES 5775            2   3  1    17       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-KITTY 5765                    2   0  0    17       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
 ULTOR TAK 5783                1   2  0    14       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      MERDOM LLEWES 5775    203  NONE
DRUG LORD 5717          0  1 0 BLACKMAIL 651        SNORL ONE-HAND        203  NONE
LACE EATER 5718         0  1 0 BLACKMAIL 651        SNENITH               203  NONE
POST-MUN 5715           0  1 0 BLACKMAIL 651        SNENITH               203  NONE
TARIN SILLS 5742        8  8 1 MIDDLE WAY 18 656    JEROME BETTIS 5501    199  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pop Khan -- Looks to me like you really might pop, have you checked your blood
pressure lately? -- Salinda Renn

Skin Peeler -- You remind me of a snake, shedding your skin every four weeks.  It
doesn't make you look any better. -- Laelkorissa

Convicted Assassin?  Somehow I hadn't looked for a dwarf in this role.  It opens up
unpleasant possibilities. -- Nolan Marrik

Death Sucks -- You know, I've heard that.  Why did we take jobs where it's constantly
breathing down our necks? -- Ros Quin

Beer Khan -- Bad plan.  You get drunk, fall down, and I step on you by accident.
Messy. -- Ultor Tak

Wrath of Khan -- Aha!  A theory is verified, the khan's wrath is artificially
induced, just for show, else you wouldn't be a golem. -- Merdom Llewes

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

DRUG LORD was dealt death by SNORL ONE-HAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
POST-MUN was murdered by SNENITH in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
LACE EATER was assassinated by SNENITH in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
DEATH SUCKS was viciously subdued by NOLAN MARRIK in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
WRATH OF KHAN devastated ULTOR TAK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
SKIN PEELER savagely defeated LAELKORISSA in a 2 minute veteran's Title struggle.
ROS QUIN was overpowered by POP KHAN in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
BEER KHAN vanquished SALINDA RENN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MERDOM LLEWES slaughtered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  16 -  3      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  10 -  0      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  14 -  4      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 203 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SKIN PEELER 5716           10   1  1  136 BLACKMAIL (651)
SLASHING ATTACK  NOLAN MARRIK 5746          14   6  0   86 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
TOTAL PARRY      DEATH SUCKS 5719            8   3  0   61 BLACKMAIL (651)
STRIKING ATTACK  POP KHAN 5757               3   0  0   44 MONGOL HORDE (658)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SKIN PEELER 5716.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NOLAN MARRIK 5746.  The ten other most popular fighters were SKIN PEELER 
5716, POP KHAN 5757, BEER KHAN 5755, DRUG LORD 5717, DEATH SUCKS 5719, WRATH OF KHAN 
5758, MERDOM LLEWES 5775, LAELKORISSA 5599, POST-MUN 5715, and LACE EATER 5718.

The least popular fighter this week was SALINDA RENN 5743.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROS QUIN 5748, ULTOR TAK 5783, LACE EATER 5718, POST-MUN 5715, 
LAELKORISSA 5599, MERDOM LLEWES 5775, WRATH OF KHAN 5758, DEATH SUCKS 5719, DRUG LORD 
5717, and BEER KHAN 5755.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LAELKORISSA (73-5599) FAVORITE GUYS (642)

                                  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.