DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/28/2011    Duedate: 01/10/2012

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-130

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PABST
ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
(81-823) [17-4-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PABST                          KRONSTEEN
ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)            BOND-AGE (133)
(81-823) [17-4-0,127]          (81-1748) [6-1-0,67]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOPPLEGANGER                   HARP
MONSTER MANUAL (87)            ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
(81-1382) [19-19-0,100]        (81-744) [13-12-0,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WARMASTERS (15)             41
2. FOOD (130)                  41      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)       39      Unchartered Team
4. OTTO'S DINER (96)           24
5. LITERATE LOONS (40)         24      BOND-AGE (133)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*BOND-AGE (133)            23  12  1 65.7   1/ 2 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     11  4 0
 2/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       372 270 14 57.9   2/ 8 FURRY FURY (25)           9  4 1
 3/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    348 298 11 53.9   3/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        9  4 0
 4/ 5 SUMMERBORN (104)         147 126 15 53.8   4/ 1*BOND-AGE (133)            9  6 0
 5- 6 JUNGLELAND (103)         143 124  4 53.6   5/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  6 0
 6/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)         283 250 13 53.1   6/11 LITERATE LOONS (40)       8  7 1
 7/10 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     325 297 13 52.3   7/ 4 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       8  7 0
 8/ 9 OTTO'S DINER (96)        175 160  5 52.2   8/ 6 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       8  7 0
 9/11 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      165 155  5 51.6   9/ 9 SUMMERBORN (104)          7  7 2
10/12 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      333 314 15 51.5  10/14*THE WILLBURYS II (127)    7  8 1
11/13 WARMASTERS (15)          324 314 24 50.8  11/15 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     7  8 0
12/14 FOOD (130)                27  27  2 50.0  12/ 7 OTTO'S DINER (96)         7  8 0
13/15 LITERATE LOONS (40)      311 337 14 48.0  13/10 FOOD (130)                6  8 2
14/17 FURRY FURY (25)          192 220 10 46.6  14/12 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       5  9 0
15-18 CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       24  28  1 46.2  15/13 GFE (126)                 5 10 1
16/19 GFE (126)                 34  44  3 43.6  16/18 WARMASTERS (15)           5 10 0
17/20 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      158 208  5 43.2  17/22 RAIN DOGS (132)           4 11 0
18/21 RAIN DOGS (132)           21  29  0 42.0  18-19 JUNGLELAND (103)          3  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-22 MY TOP RATED (129)        27  38  0 41.5  19-16 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       3  2 0
20/23*THE WILLBURYS II (127)    10  15  2 40.0  20-17 MY TOP RATED (129)        1  4 0
21-24 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       73 112  8 39.5  21-24 CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, I've scummed my way to the top.  What can I say, in a world of slashers,
Bashers, and lungers, the man with two shields is king.  I'm not very smart, so I'll
probably be around a while.  I'll try not to stink up the throne too bad for the next
guy.  I think I'll go after Nikus this time, just because I'm pretty sure I can beat
him.  After that I'll probably just accept challenges.  Well, time to get back to
swork practice... ha ha ha, we all know that's not true. 

                   Long live the king,

                          Pabst

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in SHADOWSPIRE this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as BOND-AGE is pushed out of top team by OF WOLF AND MAN, who came from 
2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are 
sorrows to drown for OTTO'S DINER, whose 2-3-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 12th. 
FURRY FURY stable has parlayed this turn's 2-2-0 into a 6 space move up the rankings. 
This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, guys!  The FOOD guild has had a 3-1-0 
turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of 
thing can lead.  And let's see, JUNEBUG fought BECK and gained 24 points and 
contributed to SUMMERBORN's 3-2-1.  SUMNER has lost to LITTLE DARLING, falling 13 
points, while helping make THE WILLBURYS II a 2-3-0 turn.  Well done, SHADOWSPIRE, 
the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps PABST is not as 
thrilled, being challenged 6 times.  DOPPLEGANGER challenged for the Duelmastership 
this turn, attempting to dethrone ALE HOUSE MERCS' warrior.  The attempts to dethrone 
the Duelmaster have failed, and PABST remains SHADOWSPIRE's top warrior for another 
turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The 
Dripping Blade uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  OTTO'S DINER has cause to stand tall, 
as they were SHADOWSPIRE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And guess who avoided OTTO'S DINER stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was ALE HOUSE MERCS.  Anyone surprised?  In a brave attempt, IRONHEAD from DRAGONBANE 
GUILD challenged up 19 points to fight VALAK from the OF WOLF AND MAN stable.  
IRONHEAD perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he overcame VALAK and ended up with 
55 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  I guess it was coming sooner or later, ALE HOUSE MERCS has lost 
BECK, and SHADOWSPIRE is bound to miss him.  For a little while, at least.  The 
Dripping Blade declares a free round for WONDERFACE and all of LA PENTARCHIE, for 
having revenged THE WILLBURYS II's TUKWILLA for killing one of their comrades.  Is it 
really true that SHADOWSPIRE has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just 
thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, SHADOWSPIRE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SHADOWSPIRE and 
I've a long road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen 
sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PABST 823                    17   4  0   127       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341       22  20  0   108       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 FIVE 1572                    14   7  1   106       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 NIKUS 1583                   12   8  1   106       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 ANGEROO 1452                 20  10  0   104       FURRY FURY (25)
 CICERO 1266                  27  21  0   102       WARMASTERS (15)
 DOPPLEGANGER 1382            19  19  0   100       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 WONDERFACE 1522              14  11  0    99       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SQUASHAPILLAR 1478           14  14  1    98       FURRY FURY (25)
 ARCHON 1390                  23  14  0    97       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-MADAM MARIE 1356             24  12  0    96       JUNGLELAND (103)
 TOM WOLFE 1467               16  14  3    91       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CREIDDY LAD 1484             15  13  2    90       SUMMERBORN (104)
 SPORK 1562                   15   7  0    90       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 JUNEBUG 1543                 12  10  4    90       SUMMERBORN (104)
 BENEDICT 1470                16  13  0    87       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 JAKLAK 1430                  21  12  0    84       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 GWENNOLAY 1631               10   7  0    82       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 FISH TACO 1687                8   3  1    79       FOOD (130)
 VICTOR 1369                  18  20  1    75       WARMASTERS (15)
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346          17  22  2    75       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ZIGGY PIKE 1487              11  17  0    75       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 HARP 744                     13  12  0    73       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 KRONSTEEN 1748                6   1  0    67       BOND-AGE (133)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUBPRIME RIB 1567            12   9  1    66       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BERNADETTE 1618               9   7  1    66       GFE (126)
 BRUSSEL SPROUTS 1688          6   5  1    66       FOOD (130)
-PANDERA PAX 1406             14  15  1    62       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
-BIG BONES BILLIE 1442        14  13  1    59       JUNGLELAND (103)
 JULIETTE 1630                11   6  0    57       SUMMERBORN (104)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRONHEAD 1722                 8   2  0    55       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-MEAN JOHN BROWN 1648          6   5  0    54       JUNGLELAND (103)
 MAXENTIUS 1591               10   8  0    53       WARMASTERS (15)
 MOLLUSQUOME 1629             11   6  1    50       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 GREMLIN STEW 1710            10   1  0    49       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-WARDEN KINCHLOE 82            5   5  0    49       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 VALAK 1650                    7   8  0    48       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
-GROND 80                      5   5  1    48       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 CAZADOR 1578                  9  11  0    47       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ODDJOB 1766                   5   1  0    47       BOND-AGE (133)
 KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569          9  12  2    45       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 TEE HEE JOHNSON 1752          5   2  0    45       BOND-AGE (133)
-BOOGER STANG 78               3   7  0    45       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
-JERSEY DEVIL 1638             7   5  1    42       JUNGLELAND (103)
 KIRIN ICHIBAN 1680            7   6  0    40       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 ONION RINGS 1684              7   4  0    40       FOOD (130)
 SUSAN 1665                    7   7  0    38       GFE (126)
 LANEL 1619                    9   7  0    34       GFE (126)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE DARLING 1700           6   6  0    33       SUMMERBORN (104)
 JOSEPH MITCHELL 1746          4   4  1    33       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-HYPNOTIZE 1679                4   7  0    33       MY TOP RATED (129)
 NICK NACK 1750                3   4  1    33       BOND-AGE (133)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LAODAMEIA 1713                4   4  1    31       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 ZADIE SMITH 1701              9   3  0    30       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 MICHELLE 1622                 5  11  0    29       GFE (126)
-ANTENOR 1731                  4   3  0    29       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
-KING OF ROCK 1709             6   3  0    28       MY TOP RATED (129)
 WASHSOUGAL 1625               4   1  0    28       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 TARA THE RED 1698             7   3  0    27       RAIN DOGS (132)
 MARTILN 1742                  5   2  0    27       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 FEOHR 1737                    6   3  0    26       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 DROW 1774                     4   2  0    26       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 HELL HOUND 1788               3   0  0    26       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NIGHT LIES 1663               4   9  0    23       MY TOP RATED (129)
 LADY GODIVA 1782              4   0  0    23       DARQUE AGES (29)
 TOSSED SALAD 1686             3   8  0    23       FOOD (130)
 TUKWILLA 1627                 2   3  2    23       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 JULIAN OF NORWICH 1783        2   2  0    22       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MILAREPA 1695                 5   5  0    20       RAIN DOGS (132)
 EBORIUS 1799                  1   0  0    20       WARMASTERS (15)
-ASTYANAX 1791                 1   0  0    19       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 HIGGS BOSON 1697              4   6  0    18       RAIN DOGS (132)
 WYNDHAM LEWIS 1776            3   3  0    18       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HOLY MOLET 1779               2   2  0    18       RAIN DOGS (132)
-MISS MISERY 1725              4   4  0    17       MY TOP RATED (129)
 ZARLENE 1726                  3   7  1    17       GFE (126)
 SUMNER 1624                   2   3  0    15       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 HARE BRINGER 1790             2   1  0    15       FURRY FURY (25)
 ROSA KLEBB 1765               4   2  0    14       BOND-AGE (133)
-DEADMAN'S FLOAT 375           3   3  0    12       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 RODDON 1792                   2   1  0    12       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ORTING 1626                   1   4  0    12       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 CLERLEON 1796                 1   1  0    11       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 TAMERLANE 1764                2   4  0    10       DARQUE AGES (29)
 IRWEHN 1785                   2   2  0     8       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BAG-O-MEAT 1762               1   5  0     8       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 PURPLE WORM 1775              1   5  0     8       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 GLABRIO 1800                  1   0  0     8       WARMASTERS (15)
 RENTON 1623                   1   4  0     7       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 MIDSUMMER WREATH 1793         1   1  0     6       SUMMERBORN (104)
 TURDUCKEN 1784                0   4  0     4       OTTO'S DINER (96)
-BASKET CASE 1789              0   1  0     1       MY TOP RATED (129)
 FAILED DOG TRICK 1798         0   1  0     1       FURRY FURY (25)
 KURT VONNEGUT 1802            0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (40)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BECK 743               13 12 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5    JUNEBUG 1543          130   
ONE CHANCE 1801         0  1 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5    STONE GOLEM           130  NONE
RECRUDESCENCE 81        7  5 0 CLUB CUTTHROAT 12    FISH TACO 1687        129   
OLD MOE 1767            1  1 1 FURRY FURY 25        NICK NACK 1750        126  JUST REVENGED
DAGON 1794              0  1 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     TUKWILLA 1627         129  JUST REVENGED
PETER PAN 1759          1  3 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     JOSEPH MITCHELL 1746  128  REVENGED
TRUMAN CAPOTE 1577      9 10 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    JUNEBUG 1543          129   
AMERICAN MUSSELS 1757   2  1 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      LAODAMEIA 1713        126  REVENGED
PEREGRINE 1694          2  8 0 RAIN DOGS 132        BLACK ORC             130  NONE
HADRIAN 1739            4  3 0 WARMASTERS 15        BRUSSEL SPROUTS 1688  129   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Damn!  Please stop killing my rookies!  It's difficult enough to field an entire team
from France!  Well... Merry Christmas anyway.... -- Le Pentarque

Thanks to MDarque for all his writings!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PEREGRINE was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
ONE CHANCE was killed by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
ANGEROO savagely defeated NICK NACK in a 6 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
WONDERFACE savagely defeated TUKWILLA in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
MOLLUSQUOME was bested by JOSEPH MITCHELL in a 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
VICTOR was overpowered by BRUSSEL SPROUTS in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud struggle.
DOPPLEGANGER was unbelievably bested by PABST in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
FIVE viciously subdued SPORK in a action packed 7 minute gory expert's Challenge duel.
HARP was unbelievably bested by JAKLAK in a 10 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
ZIGGY PIKE slimly lost to TOM WOLFE in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
JUNEBUG murdered BECK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
ODDJOB demolished DROW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
GREMLIN STEW luckily beat ONION RINGS in a 3 minute Challenge conflict.
IRONHEAD unbelievably bested VALAK in a action packed 4 minute gory Challenge fight.
SUBPRIME RIB devastated TEE HEE JOHNSON in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CAZADOR was savagely defeated by KRONSTEEN in a 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
KIRIN ICHIBAN viciously subdued LANEL in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
ROSA KLEBB was subdued by MICHELLE in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
BAG-O-MEAT was beaten by HIGGS BOSON in a 2 minute Challenge match.
MARTILN savagely defeated ZARLENE in a 3 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
LITTLE DARLING devastated SUMNER in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge bout.
TURDUCKEN was demolished by WYNDHAM LEWIS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
IRWEHN was handily defeated by WASHSOUGAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
CREIDDY LAD was defeated by ARCHON in a exciting 2 minute gory expert's fight.
SQUASHAPILLAR slimly won victory over GWENNOLAY in a 2 minute gory fight.
JAGER VON DRACHEN savagely defeated CICERO in a 7 minute veteran's melee.
NIKUS overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
CHARLES MARTEL was handily defeated by FISH TACO in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
BENEDICT defeated BERNADETTE in a action packed 1 minute duel.
MAXENTIUS overpowered FEOHR in a popular 1 minute gory one-sided match.
KNUT SUNDERHELM overpowered MILAREPA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JULIETTE viciously subdued ZADIE SMITH in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gruesome match.
TARA THE RED was defeated by SUSAN in a exciting 3 minute brutal struggle.
TOSSED SALAD devastated PURPLE WORM in a 1 minute uneven bout.
TAMERLANE was defeated by RODDON in a exciting 1 minute match.
ORTING viciously subdued KURT VONNEGUT in a popular 5 minute gory beginner's match.
RENTON lost to GLABRIO in a 3 minute amateur's bout.
HOLY MOLET savagely defeated MIDSUMMER WREATH in a 2 minute beginner's competition.
LADY GODIVA outlasted CLERLEON in a 7 minute beginner's battle.
JULIAN OF NORWICH unbelievably bested FAILED DOG TRICK in a 2 minute struggle.
HELL HOUND viciously subdued HARE BRINGER in a 4 minute bloody novice's conflict.
EBORIUS overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         TOTAL PARRY       72 -  40 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-STRIKE      52 -  43 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         WALL OF STEEL     52 -  45 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  15 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     9         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  42 -  2      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         STRIKING ATTACK   84 -  99 -  6      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        28 -  35 -  1      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         LUNGING ATTACK    86 - 108 -  4      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    55 -  85 -  3      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  22 -  1      37  |

Turn 130 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         5  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    6 - 10         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  7         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PABST 823                  17   4  0  127 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
WALL OF STEEL    JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341     22  20  0  108 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
BASHING ATTACK   FIVE 1572                  14   7  1  106 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
LUNGING ATTACK   WONDERFACE 1522            14  11  0   99 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
SLASHING ATTACK  TOM WOLFE 1467             16  14  3   91 LITERATE LOONS (40)
STRIKING ATTACK  CREIDDY LAD 1484           15  13  2   90 SUMMERBORN (104)
PARRY-LUNGE      BENEDICT 1470              16  13  0   87 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
PARRY-STRIKE     GWENNOLAY 1631             10   7  0   82 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DOPPLEGANGER 1382.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HARP 744.  The ten other most popular fighters were FIVE 1572, JAGER VON 
DRACHEN 1341, JULIETTE 1630, ORTING 1626, DOPPLEGANGER 1382, VALAK 1650, PEREGRINE 
1694, NICK NACK 1750, CREIDDY LAD 1484, and TARA THE RED 1698.

The least popular fighter this week was LADY GODIVA 1782.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KURT VONNEGUT 1802, PURPLE WORM 1775, MILAREPA 1695, DROW 1774, 
VICTOR 1369, TUKWILLA 1627, MIDSUMMER WREATH 1793, FEOHR 1737, CHARLES MARTEL 1346, 
and IRWEHN 1785.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CICERO (81-1266) WARMASTERS (15)

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI