DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/21/2008    Duedate: 09/03/2008

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-394

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOOTSTEPS
PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
(75-3155) [15-2-1,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOOTSTEPS                      POSITION IS EMPTY
PARANOID ASYLUM (234)          
(75-3155) [15-2-1,148]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JAGINRU                        WICKER
SAND DANCERS (67)              PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
(75-3289) [14-12-0,57]         (75-3309) [3-2-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (67)           30
2. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)        6      PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
3. MASTERS OF SIN (270)         0      Unchartered Team
4. ONE NIGHT STAND (207)      -41
                                       QUESTIONABLE (195)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 MASTERS OF SIN (270)      20  12  0 62.5   1/ 1 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     9  2 1
 2/ 3 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    151 143 13 51.4   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         7  8 0
 3/ 2 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     30  30  2 50.0   3- 3 MASTERS OF SIN (270)      1  0 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        730 %1146 24 38.9   4/ 4 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     0  3 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

     Greetings, Warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir 
to give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  SAND DANCERS 
posted a nice gain, to come in 2nd.  Everybody loves a winner...  SAND DANCERS had 
cause to celebrate, after SUNSET THUNDER got 15 points by beating STONEFACE MIKARN.  
FOOTSTEPS successfully staved off a grab for the roses by CAPTAIN MONDINOR of JADE 
MOUNTAIN.  Does JADE MOUNTAIN have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who 
was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  
Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, JADE RING is the most challenged 
warrior.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Like a tattered, 
worn-out, faded, out-of-fashion garment cast out to rot, HOLLY HEPATITIS of ONE NIGHT 
STAND has been summarily sent to the Dark Arena.  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, 
for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Can 
anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for JADE MOUNTAIN?  On that 
giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOTSTEPS 3155               15   2  1   148       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CORINTHIAN 3195               7   2  0    91       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WRATH 3081                    9   5  0    64       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 JAGINRU 3289                 14  12  0    57       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POLLY POX 2254                8   7  0    51       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
 SUNSET THUNDER 3301           5   2  0    48       SAND DANCERS (67)
 KORTO LU 3287                 7  20  1    42       SAND DANCERS (67)
-LIFER 3250                    5   2  0    38       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 BEARSTONE KAI 3292           10   6  1    37       SAND DANCERS (67)
-ABITA 3251                    2   1  0    34       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRIDE 3077                    4   0  0    33       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-LUST 3078                     3   2  0    31       MASTERS OF SIN (270)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JADE RING 3300                4   3  1    25       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WICKER 3309                   3   2  0    11       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-SLOTH 3079                    3   1  0    10       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-GREED 3125                    1   3  0    10       MASTERS OF SIN (270)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CANDY CLAP 3058         2  3 0 ONE NIGHT STAND 207  ARENAMASTER KEND      394  NONE
CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734    6  4 1 ONE NIGHT STAND 207  FOOTSTEPS 3155        392   
HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258   10  9 1 ONE NIGHT STAND 207  STONEWALKER           394  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lifer -- Better than being a "deather."  You know, not "in for life" but "in until
they find a discrete way to kill you off." -- Korto Lu

Wicker -- Always makes me paranoid, sure enough.  It pinches, it gets moldy, and when
you least expect it, wicker collapses and falls into nothing but twigs. -- Sunset
Thunder

Wrath -- (surprised look)  You consider that a sin?  I thought it was a tool for
dealing with difficult situations. -- Jaginru, needing to work on his

Shizaran well-demoninated Blackheart -- I didn't need this today.  It's already
raining. -- Bearstone Kai

Sai-Ki Pegleg -- Damned if I'll pay you for that pathetic performance.  Go beg in the
streets. -- Jade Ring

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

HOLLY HEPATITIS was butchered by STONEWALKER in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CANDY CLAP was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER KENDAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
FOOTSTEPS handily defeated CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
JAGINRU devastated WAN-FA THE DANCER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BEARSTONE KAI was demolished by SHIZARAN BLACKHEART in a 1 minute competition.
KORTO LU outwaited WAN-FA THE DANCER in a tiresome 7 minute mismatched fight.
SUNSET THUNDER devastated STONEFACE MIKARN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
JADE RING overcame WICKER in a action packed 2 minute melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 394 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     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FOOTSTEPS 3155             15   2  1  148 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
AIMED BLOW       BEARSTONE KAI 3292         10   6  1   37 SAND DANCERS (67)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JAGINRU 3289.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WICKER 3309.  The ten other most popular fighters were FOOTSTEPS 3155, JADE RING 
3300, SUNSET THUNDER 3301, HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258, JAGINRU 3289, CANDY CLAP 3058, 
BEARSTONE KAI 3292, KORTO LU 3287,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was KORTO LU 3287.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BEARSTONE KAI 3292, CANDY CLAP 3058, JAGINRU 3289, HOLLY HEPATITIS 
2258, SUNSET THUNDER 3301, JADE RING 3300, FOOTSTEPS 3155, WICKER 3309,  0, and  0.