DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-18

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUZZ
OLLIS HEROES (27)
(83-155) [12-6-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUZZ                           POSITION IS EMPTY
OLLIS HEROES (27)              
(83-155) [12-6-0,113]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PARALDOXIA                     FI
ZEITGEIST (18)                 REJECTS (13)
(83-112) [6-11-0,48]           (83-84) [8-10-1,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLDIES (5)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLLIS HEROES (27)           48
2. ZEITGEIST (18)              41      BAD SIGNS (24)
3. DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)         29      Unchartered Team
4. ACRONYMS (38)               22
5. DOG EATERS (37)             11       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 BAD SIGNS (24)            57  28  3 67.1   1/ 2 OLDIES (5)               11  4 1
 2/ 3 OLDIES (5)                59  31  3 65.6   2/ 1 BAD SIGNS (24)           11  4 0
 3/ 4 INVIDIOTS (16)            53  32  3 62.4   3/ 7 ZEITGEIST (18)           10  5 0
 4- 5 THE ASCENDANTS (10)       49  30  0 62.0   4/ 6 OLLIS HEROES (27)         7  7 0
 5/ 8 OLLIS HEROES (27)         45  44  0 50.6   5/ 4 INVIDIOTS (16)            7  8 1
 6/ 6*DOG EATERS (37)            5   5  1 50.0   6/ 3 REJECTS (13)              7  8 0
 7/11*ACRONYMS (38)              5   5  1 50.0   7/12*ACRONYMS (38)             5  5 1
 8/ 9 ZEITGEIST (18)            38  47  2 44.7   8/11*DOG EATERS (37)           5  5 1
 9/10 REJECTS (13)              35  55  1 38.9   9- 5 THE ASCENDANTS (10)       4  1 0
10-14 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)      30  53  3 36.1  10/ 9 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       4 11 0
11/13 DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)       32  58  1 35.6  11- 8 AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)      2  8 0
12/12 WAITING FOR DAWN (33)     22  42  1 34.4  12/14 WAITING FOR DAWN (33)     1  9 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of TELORINTHE.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Nothing is certain 
in TELORINTHE, with changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new 
top team--OLDIES.  Those betting on THE ASCENDANTS lost their shirt, as THE 
ASCENDANTS lost their fighting abilities:  0-0-0.  Nothing works for a team like 
victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as ACRONYMS can attest...  Good 
things come to those who fight well, as OLLIS HEROES can attest, moving up by 2.  
Practice pays for GUSHAN, who pummelled GENERICKY, to pocket 21 points.  GENERICKY 
certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to GUSHAN and losing 18 
points in the process!  Well, Duelmaster GOLDEN SOMBRERO challenged OLLIS HEROES' 
BUZZ.  Is a 14-2-1 good enough?  Now I can't insult BUZZ, as he has gloriously dueled 
to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) Word has 
it one team in TELORINTHE is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to 
death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
ZEITGEIST are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The 
warriors of ZEITGEIST found their efforts at combat frustrated as DEATH'S CHOSEN 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, 
RIZZYN could open up a fast food joint!  CYCLIDIA found herself challenged by a 
warrior 20 below:  MAKE ME HOLY AGAIN.  MAKE ME HOLY AGAIN of WAITING FOR DAWN kept 
its wits as it was beat by CYCLIDIA.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Q:  What's a record like 3-9-0 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  This 
week's winner:  NEVER SLEEP of WAITING FOR DAWN!  The warriors at BAD SIGNS stable 
were more sober than usual, after BLOODY STOOL's demise at the hands of TORPORTLY.  
TORPORTLY, don't make any long term plans!  Justice was served as REVENANT fought 
LETTER SWEATER in bloodfeud.  Well done, DEATH'S CHOSEN!  Never one to advocate 
diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see ACRONYMS retaliate against DOG EATERS 
in bloodfeud!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be 
wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUZZ 155                     12   6  0   113       OLLIS HEROES (27)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIMPLETONGUE 194             13   2  0    92       INVIDIOTS (16)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN SOMBRERO 139          14   3  1    88       BAD SIGNS (24)
 STEAL HOME 138               13   4  1    67       BAD SIGNS (24)
 DETOUR 141                   10   7  1    67       BAD SIGNS (24)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROYAL RAGE HAMMER 37         11   6  1    66       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 TORPORTLY 102                10   7  1    66       INVIDIOTS (16)
 CYCLIDIA 111                 10   7  1    60       ZEITGEIST (18)
 GUSHAN 222                    6   4  0    60       ZEITGEIST (18)
-TRAKE 72                     12   4  0    59       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 GOSSIPID 99                  11   6  1    57       INVIDIOTS (16)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGGIN' MAIN 44             14   4  0    56       OLDIES (5)
 REVENANT 213                  4   8  0    56       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 CONFESSION 47                15   3  1    54       OLDIES (5)
-KALLOR 69                     8   8  0    54       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 ISHTAR 184                    7  10  0    54       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 RIZZYN 104                    6  12  0    53       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 FHUME 86                      8  10  0    52       REJECTS (13)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FI 84                         8  10  1    50       REJECTS (13)
 PARALDOXIA 112                6  11  0    48       ZEITGEIST (18)
 PEP RALLY 46                 10   8  0    47       OLDIES (5)
 LETTER SWEATER 43            12   6  2    44       OLDIES (5)
 VODI 158                      9   9  0    40       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 GENERICKY 100                10   7  0    39       INVIDIOTS (16)
-FENER 68                      9   7  0    39       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 PRINS RIKARD 232              5   3  0    39       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 MAKE ME HOLY AGAIN 198        7   6  0    37       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 HELGA HOARFROST 237           4   3  0    37       ZEITGEIST (18)
 EYE 180                       5  12  0    35       REJECTS (13)
 LOTUS-EATER 193               9   6  1    34       INVIDIOTS (16)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOA JALLER 183                5  11  0    33       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 CUSTODIAN 215                 5   6  0    33       OLDIES (5)
 FOE 85                        7  11  0    32       REJECTS (13)
 WASNIS 224                    5   4  0    32       OLLIS HEROES (27)
-OUTLANDER HAMMER 33           7  10  0    31       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 MORWEL 210                    4   9  0    31       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 THE 192                       7   9  0    30       REJECTS (13)
-TREACH 218                    7   2  0    29       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 KNOW AND DESPAIR 199          7   6  0    27       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 QUADRUPLE BOGEY 241           2   1  0    26       BAD SIGNS (24)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VENGEANCE HAMMER 233          4   3  1    23       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 UNIFY WITH A SPADE 200        4   9  0    21       WAITING FOR DAWN (33)
 MELANCHOLIA 239               3   2  0    19       ZEITGEIST (18)
-TOGG 234                      4   2  0    18       THE ASCENDANTS (10)
 TICK 253                      2   0  0    17       DOG EATERS (37)
 IITYWTMWYBMAD 260             1   1  1    17       ACRONYMS (38)
-VALENTINE HAMMER 226          2   6  0    12       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 FLEA 252                      2   0  0    12       DOG EATERS (37)
-GROUNDHOG HAMMER 225          1   7  0    11       AAAARRGH HAMMERZ (3)
 ROFLMAO 259                   2   0  0    10       ACRONYMS (38)
 WYSIWYG 261                   1   1  0     6       ACRONYMS (38)
 GOOML 264                     1   0  0     5       ACRONYMS (38)
 PARVO 256                     0   2  0     2       DOG EATERS (37)
 RABID 255                     0   2  0     2       DOG EATERS (37)
 ILEOSA 263                    0   2  0     2       DEATH'S CHOSEN (17)
 FICCL 265                     0   1  0     1       ACRONYMS (38)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ROFL 258                0  1 0 ACRONYMS 38          POUND 254              17  JUST REVENGED
BLOODY STOOL 143       11  6 0 BAD SIGNS 24         TORPORTLY 102          18   
LYRIAL 103              9  7 1 DEATH'S CHOSEN 17    LETTER SWEATER 43      16  JUST REVENGED
POUND 254               1  1 1 DOG EATERS 37        IITYWTMWYBMAD 260      18   
DEAD ON IMPACT 266      0  1 0 WAITING FOR DAWN 33  HIGH ELF               18  NONE
NEVER SLEEP 197         3 10 0 WAITING FOR DAWN 33  STONE GOLEM            18  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Outlander Hammer -- Sheesh!  I just wanted you to drop that darn shotput-on-a-stick.
-- Paraldoxia

Quadruple Bogey -- Huh, I know how you feel. -- Melancholia

Confession -- My aim's gettin' better, but not good enough for you, it seems.  Time
to send a rookie in. -- Helga Hoarfrost

Trake -- *snarl* Wrong arm!  Count your blessings on that rematch. -- Cyclidia

Foe -- Enough, we've paired too oft already. -- Gushan

Draggin' Main -- You have NO idea. *leering grin* -- Cyclidia

JGW -- Diplo enroute, with a few more queries. -- M.E.

Hal seems to be time-delaying my posts, so I'm trying to get him to synch up this
round.  And so the hat holds the throne, with a fine challenge.  Will you be the
first to break 100?  Ah well, let's see if I can dredge up a few more ratings for
this crew. -- Michael Eldritch

Letter Sweater -- Let justice be done, tough the heavens may fall. -- Gladiators of
Death's Chosen

All -- I welcome Lyrial back into my embrace, and then send her towards her destiny!
If I was you oldies, I'd sweat more than letters! -- Azaziel, mgr. Death's Chosen

Golden Sombrero -- Once again, congratulations for remaining Duelmaster!  Meet me at
Eldritch Concoctions for more drinks, of course since the salary allocated to the
Duelmastery is rather high, I think you can buy this time! -- Azaziel and warriors of
Death's Chosen

Buzz -- Round two!  Ding!  Ding! -- Rizzyn

Helga -- That was it... Time for changes... -- Reaper

Golden Sombrero -- A salute to a fine champion and Duelmaster. --  Coach and The
Oldies

Ishtar -- Tanks, I needed that.  Good luck if you try feuding again.  Watch out for
my "if challenged". -- Letter Sweater

Melancholia -- Many often feel that way after confession also. -- Confession

Paraldoxia -- Gutsy challenge, my friend.  Especially with that engine. -- Draggin'
Main

Toa Jaller -- Well done.  I salute my bosses. -- Custodian

Prins Rikard -- What an interesting battle.  I was lucky to win. -- Pep Rally (Sis,
Boom, Bah)

Dog Eaters -- That was the closest thing I've experienced to a team vs team match
up... I regret sending GIGO to the DA now and preventing the opportunity of a full
set!! Still, you're a nose ahead after the opening forays... Why do I think it's not
the last we've seen of each other?? Congrats and well met! -- Spawn, mngr Acronyms

Golden Sombrero -- We doff our hat to the Duelmaster... The team name seems familiar,
as do many of the team members, but yours is new to us... Do (or did) you have a
colleague with a problem with a Lump by any chance?? -- Spawn

Rabid -- Maybe you are, but I didn't want to get bitten to find out!! -- WYSIWYG

Parvo -- It was our weapon selection, and incredible ability to use them, that caused
me to -- ROFLMAO

Tick -- I was waiting for a Tock that never came... Well won... -- IITYWTMWYBMAD

Pound -- Well done to you... But the boss will try and make you pay for my early
demise, even if it does help the team balance somewhat! Still, my replacement does
little to ease the loss of my 17-9-12-21-8-10-7 stats... -- Ghost of ROFL

Confession -- Ah well, didn't really think I could do it anyway. -- Melancholia

Fi -- There you go, that one was all yours in desperation. -- Gushan

Draggin' Main --  Cyc's go the enduro game, I'm just pure nitro!  Not enough 'bang
for the buck' yet, but I'm fixin' that. -- Paraldoxia

Know and Despair -- If you'd just drop the darn sword it would have been a lot
easier. -- Cyclidia

Never Sleep -- I don't. -- Helga Hoarfrost

Well, at this rate the Hat is likely to be our first graduate!  Drinks on us of
course for the continued top status.  Look alive out there people!  I know HAL's been
having munchies lately, but 11 teams fought and only 4 managers posted ANYTHING!
Wake up! -- Michael Eldritch, compulsive compiler of matters arcane

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

NEVER SLEEP was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DEAD ON IMPACT was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
REVENANT handily defeated LETTER SWEATER in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
IITYWTMWYBMAD slaughtered POUND in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
GOLDEN SOMBRERO was overpowered by BUZZ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
DETOUR was devastated by SIMPLETONGUE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CONFESSION unbelievably bested FI in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody Challenge match.
ISHTAR was narrowly defeated by STEAL HOME in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
DRAGGIN' MAIN slimly won victory over RIZZYN in a popular 6 minute Challenge duel.
GUSHAN vanquished GENERICKY in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
MAKE ME HOLY AGAIN was viciously subdued by CYCLIDIA in a 6 minute Challenge bout.
PARALDOXIA savagely defeated EYE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge competition.
WASNIS savagely defeated KNOW AND DESPAIR in a 4 minute Challenge match.
QUADRUPLE BOGEY handily defeated UNIFY WITH A SPADE in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
BLOODY STOOL was slaughtered by TORPORTLY in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
FHUME handily defeated LOTUS-EATER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
GOSSIPID viciously subdued VODI in a popular 4 minute brutal brawl.
PEP RALLY subdued MORWEL in a exciting 1 minute bout.
PRINS RIKARD overpowered THE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
FOE was overpowered by CUSTODIAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HELGA HOARFROST demolished CARLOI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
MELANCHOLIA slimly won victory over RABID in a 3 minute gory amateur's fray.
FLEA subdued FICCL in a 3 minute novice's fight.
TICK won victory over WYSIWYG in a action packed 1 minute novice's match.
PARVO was luckily beaten by GOOML in a action packed 9 minute brutal novice's bout.
ROFLMAO won victory over ILEOSA in a 1 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  31 -  2      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  25 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    65 -  66 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        21 -  24 -  3      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  37 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     24 -  37 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  28 -  0      38  |

Turn  18 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        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  7         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  5                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BUZZ 155                   12   6  0  113 OLLIS HEROES (27)
PARRY-LUNGE      SIMPLETONGUE 194           13   2  0   92 INVIDIOTS (16)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN SOMBRERO 139        14   3  1   88 BAD SIGNS (24)
WALL OF STEEL    STEAL HOME 138             13   4  1   67 BAD SIGNS (24)
SLASHING ATTACK  CYCLIDIA 111               10   7  1   60 ZEITGEIST (18)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GOSSIPID 99                11   6  1   57 INVIDIOTS (16)
TOTAL PARRY      DRAGGIN' MAIN 44           14   4  0   56 OLDIES (5)
BASHING ATTACK   HELGA HOARFROST 237         4   3  0   37 ZEITGEIST (18)
PARRY-STRIKE     LOTUS-EATER 193             9   6  1   34 INVIDIOTS (16)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PARALDOXIA 112.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FI 84.  The ten other most popular fighters were PARVO 256, PARALDOXIA 112, 
GOSSIPID 99, RIZZYN 104, CYCLIDIA 111, ISHTAR 184, WASNIS 224, KNOW AND DESPAIR 199, 
NEVER SLEEP 197, and BUZZ 155.

The least popular fighter this week was DRAGGIN' MAIN 44.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GOOML 264, FLEA 252, FOE 85, LOTUS-EATER 193, BLOODY STOOL 143, 
UNIFY WITH A SPADE 200, GENERICKY 100, POUND 254, LETTER SWEATER 43, and DEAD ON 
IMPACT 266.

                                  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.