DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/21/2015    Duedate: 09/03/2015

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-783

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CUD
BULLDOGS (157)
(11-7900) [15-5-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CUD                            WARRIOR THREE
BULLDOGS (157)                 201507 FTF 01 (683)
(11-7900) [15-5-1,103]         (11-8047) [1-0-0,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GREEN HORN                     WARRIOR THREE
COLORIFIC (511)                201507 FTF 01 (683)
(11-7843) [19-9-1,99]          (11-8047) [1-0-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLORIFIC (511)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAR-C-KERS (345)            71
2. COLORIFIC (511)             35      COLORIFIC (511)
3. SCORPIONS (666)             18      Unchartered Team
4. ANIMAL FARM (510)           16
5. 201507 FTF 01 (683)         13      201507 FTF 01 (683)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*201507 FTF 01 (683)        1   0  0  100   1/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          10  3 1
 2/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          825 384 31 68.2   2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)         9  2 0
 3/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1581 813 62 66.0   3/ 3 AARDVARK & CO. (40)       7  7 0
 4- 3*SOOSIANS (679)            15   9  2 62.5   4/ 5 SCORPIONS (666)           6  9 2
 5/ 4 AARDVARK & CO. (40)      585 372 31 61.1   5/ 6 BULLDOGS (157)            5  5 0
 6/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)           %1516 995 47 60.4   6/ 8 WAR-C-KERS (345)          4  3 1
 7- 6 ANIMAL MAGNETISM (463)    49  36  3 57.6   7/ 7 BEYOND THE WALL (667)     4  6 0
 8/ 7 WAR-C-KERS (345)         181 162 10 52.8   8- 4*SOOSIANS (679)            3  1 0
 9- 8 FLAGRANT FOWL (649)       72  93  2 43.6   9/ 0*201507 FTF 01 (683)       1  0 0
10/ 9 BEYOND THE WALL (667)     50  75  4 40.0  10-10 ANIMAL MAGNETISM (463)    1  0 0
11/10 SCORPIONS (666)           55 107  6 34.0  11- 9 FLAGRANT FOWL (649)       1  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ARUAK CITY!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown 
for SOOSIANS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 8th.  And let's see, 
BAR-B-DOO fought DANGEROUS CRIMINAL and gained 23 points and contributed to 
WAR-C-KERS' 2-2-0.  DUKE LEONARDI has lost to RUMBLEGUT, falling 10 points, while 
helping make AARDVARK & CO. a 1-3-0 turn.  Due to its absence and inability to defend 
the throne, TITANIUM has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And not without some honor, 
CUD now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of ARUAK CITY.  By the way, was 
that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Bulldog 
Inn?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the AARDVARK & CO. 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ARUAK CITY, what are you afraid 
of?  And guess who avoided AARDVARK & CO. stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
ANIMAL FARM.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was BEYOND THE 
WALL's warrior SLYMENSTRA.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, MISS FORTUNE from BEYOND THE WALL challenged up 25 
points to fight ROSIE THE RIVETER from the SCORPIONS stable.  MISS FORTUNE perhaps 
got hers just desserts, seeing as she lost to ROSIE THE RIVETER and ended up with 26 
recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  It's a dark day for AARDVARK & CO., 
seeing how CHORLYNDYR from SCORPIONS has not been revenged for killing NORMALROACH.  
Is it really true that ARUAK CITY has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  
Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUD 7900                     15   5  1   103       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LLAMA TURNER 6052            10   3  0   120       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (463)
-TITANIUM 5137                 8   5  1   104       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 GREEN HORN 7843              19   9  1    99       COLORIFIC (511)
 WALNUT WATUSI 7920           13   4  1    94       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 NAVY NARWHALE 7977            9   0  0    92       ANIMAL FARM (510)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED LIP 7941                  9   2  0    78       COLORIFIC (511)
-FOGHORN LEGHORN 7668         16  18  0    74       FLAGRANT FOWL (649)
 BLACK PLAGUE 8004             7   0  0    74       COLORIFIC (511)
-TOUCAN SAM 7718              15  15  0    72       FLAGRANT FOWL (649)
-MILDSIDE 2 5091              11   7  2    68       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (463)
 SUENTEUS PO 7943             10   8  0    68       AARDVARK & CO. (40)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOODSY OWL 7741              16  12  2    65       FLAGRANT FOWL (649)
-WHITE WORM 8000               5   0  2    65       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 CHORLYNDYR 7884               9  18  2    63       SCORPIONS (666)
-RAT IN THE HAT 8010           5   0  0    62       SOOSIANS (679)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSIE THE RIVETER 7942        8   7  1    52       SCORPIONS (666)
-UNDERDOG 7869                10   7  0    50       BULLDOGS (157)
 BAR-B-DOO 6614                8   3  0    47       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 SEARCH DOG 7955               8   8  0    43       BULLDOGS (157)
 DUCK ROGERS 7916              8  10  0    38       SCORPIONS (666)
 CALLAMYTIE 7907               7  10  1    36       BEYOND THE WALL (667)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLUE BURRO 7994               4   4  0    34       ANIMAL FARM (510)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BESTARIUS 8024                3   1  2    30       SCORPIONS (666)
 MISS FORTUNE 8003             4   4  1    26       BEYOND THE WALL (667)
 SLYMENSTRA 8034               2   0  0    26       BEYOND THE WALL (667)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE THORAX 8007               4   1  1    22       SOOSIANS (679)
-GOLD TOOTH 8026               1   1  1    21       COLORIFIC (511)
 YELLOW BELLY 7998             4   5  1    18       COLORIFIC (511)
 DARNELL 8057                  1   0  0    18       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-GWARK 8009                    3   2  1    16       SOOSIANS (679)
 RUMBLEGUT 8022                2   3  0    15       BEYOND THE WALL (667)
 WARRIOR THREE 8047            1   0  0    13       201507 FTF 01 (683)
-MINDY LOU WHO 8011            3   2  0    11       SOOSIANS (679)
 DUKE LEONARDI 8030            2   1  0     7       AARDVARK & CO. (40)
-DAFFY DUCK 8005               1   4  0     7       FLAGRANT FOWL (649)
 BISHOP POWERS 8054            1   0  0     6       AARDVARK & CO. (40)
 FIDO 8028                     1   1  0     4       BULLDOGS (157)
-TWICELER 8008                 0   4  0     4       SOOSIANS (679)
 BRASS BEAGLE 8027             0   2  0     2       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-STEAK TARTAR 8033             0   1  0     1       BULLDOGS (157)
 WEISSHAUPT 8053               0   1  0     1       AARDVARK & CO. (40)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ASTORIA 8020            2  2 1 AARDVARK & CO. 40    GOLD TOOTH 8026       781  REVENGED
JAKA 7938               6 12 0 AARDVARK & CO. 40    TITANIUM 5137         782   
NORMALROACH 7956       10  3 2 AARDVARK & CO. 40    CHORLYNDYR 7884       779  NOT REVENGED
CALLISTO 8035           1  1 0 BEYOND THE WALL 667  BESTARIUS 8024        783   
PINK EYE 8021           2  1 0 COLORIFIC 511        MISS FORTUNE 8003     780   
DAVKED MALEK 7997       2  6 0 SCORPIONS 666        DARK CHAMPION         783  NONE
KYRIA 7882              9 14 0 SCORPIONS 666        WOODSY OWL 7741       779  REVENGED
DREAM KILLER 6559       3  5 0 WAR-C-KERS 345       BESTARIUS 8024        782   
HEDIES 8055             0  1 0 WAR-C-KERS 345       DEVELLAN JARA         783  NONE
SHEDIES 8056            0  1 0 WAR-C-KERS 345       DEVELLAN JARA         783  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yo ho ho! Luv me critters. Aye. Yon 4-1. Ye take that'n, Purple people Eater. Aye. 
Take that! -- Mino

A salute to the return and winning the title to an old Aruak City stable - the War-C-
Kers. Welcome home. -- The Animal Farm Publicist

Davked Malek, whoa, man; you are tough and I was lucky. -- Blue Burro

Moonroack, I hate fighting you Outer Limits types. Grrrrr. -- Brass Beagle

Toucan Sam, it was MY day and I'm gonna spout about it! -- Navy Narwhale

Foghorn Leghorn, I took a chance; I really wasn't sure I could do it. So now I can 
crow like a fowl? -- Walnut Watusi (grazing calmly with an occasional "moo".)

Chorlyndyl, I think you've grown soft in your old age (with a loud howl) -- White Worm

Ahoy, maties. Jest wanna leave yon blimey greetin' fer me critters. Aye. -- Mino

Congratulations to Titanium and welcome back to the War-C-Kers. Duelmasters drink free 
at The Bulldog Inn. Titanium, bring your whole team in for drinks on the house for 
your welcome back. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Rosie The Riveter, you sure put the rivets to me. That hurt! -- Search Dog

M. Chardinee, thanks for the workout. -- Cud

Convicted Thief, you gave me all the fight I wanted for my debut. Thanks. -- Fido

Duke Leonardi, you are one of THOSE and an Aardvark. Well, I'll be. -- Steak Tartar 
(dripping blood and mumbling about his loss)

Healthy. Humility. Honor. Aruak City, The Heart And Soul Of Andoria awaits us all. -- 
Kennelworth

Sheesh! Buncha loosers, I've got. A mere 3-1. And that cretin Mino beats us with a 4-
1. Sad! Gonna have to stimulate my lazy crew! I will. Gold Tooth couldn't even win an 
easy bloodfeud against an Aardvark? What a wimpledink! -- Purple People Eater, Proud 
Colorific Manager

Delarquan Spy, Convicted Assassin, Ambitious Guard, we should have killed you all, but 
we want to leave you around for more easy wins. Bwahahahahaha. -- Black Plague, 
Greenhorn, and Red Lip - Proud Colorifics

STOP KILLING AARDVARKS!!  This is getting old, dammit. -- Cerebus

Kennelworth and Scorpio -- You are both right - the answer is 'a hurricane'... well 
done!

Scorpio -- In response to your riddle, I have to guess 'water' (in its three states; 
liquid it soothes the skin, gas it caresses the sky, and ice it breaks rocks)... -- 
Cerebus

Kennelworth -- Thanks for the reassurance.  The last thing we wanted was a blood 
thirsty P.P.E. and his crayola cronies slavering after us. *grin, wink*  I just wish 
the "no tourney" arenas had more of the Andorian outlook and you friendly Consortium 
folks. -- Keyoke, mgr Beyond the Wall

Scorpio -- Ha ha!  It's all blind luck, my friend.  I'm getting better at pretending 
to know... things... and stuff.  But, I still feel a lot like it's just "spray and 
pray," like the newbie I am! :) -- Keyoke

War-C-Kers -- You come seeking war?!  Well, then - prepare to lose more heros like 
Dream Killer; ha! ha! ha! -- Bestarius *eating the last of Dream Killer's brain*

Kennelworth -- No apology needed, you just chose a bad time to invoke your 'sense of 
humor', so that was the reaction you received. -- Scorpio

Cerebus -- It seems a stroke of bad luck has been placed on your stable.  There's prob 
two ways to lift the hex.  1.) Burn down the Bulldog Inn.  2.) Do away with the 
"Roach" monikers for your fighters. *smiles*

Davked Malek -- You have officially earned the "Weenie Award" for your poor fighting 
skills.  'Tis time to take a walk. -- Scorpio *pulling his pen & paper out*

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAVKED MALEK was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SHEDIES was butchered by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
HEDIES was easily killed by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
CALLAMYTIE was overpowered by CHORLYNDYR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SEARCH DOG luckily beat DUCK ROGERS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
MISS FORTUNE lost to ROSIE THE RIVETER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
YELLOW BELLY was beaten by SLYMENSTRA in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
CALLISTO was easily killed by BESTARIUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RUMBLEGUT outwaited DUKE LEONARDI in a 12 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
GREEN HORN overpowered SUENTEUS PO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CUD overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Title fight.
WALNUT WATUSI overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
NAVY NARWHALE bested M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute conflict.
BLACK PLAGUE bested M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute battle.
RED LIP demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
BAR-B-DOO overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BRASS BEAGLE was unbelievably bested by BISHOP POWERS in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
FIDO was devastated by DARNELL in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
WARRIOR THREE savagely defeated WEISSHAUPT in a exciting 2 minute brutal match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    48 -  26 -  3      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  19 -  4      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        28 -  20 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  21 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  20 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  18 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   8 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  24 -  2      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 783 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   CUD 7900                   15   5  1  103 BULLDOGS (157)
WALL OF STEEL    WALNUT WATUSI 7920         13   4  1   94 ANIMAL FARM (510)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK PLAGUE 8004           7   0  0   74 COLORIFIC (511)
AIMED BLOW       SUENTEUS PO 7943           10   8  0   68 AARDVARK & CO. (40)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GREEN HORN 7843.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WARRIOR THREE 8047.  The ten other most popular fighters were DUCK ROGERS 7916, 
BRASS BEAGLE 8027, WALNUT WATUSI 7920, CHORLYNDYR 7884, NAVY NARWHALE 7977, BLACK 
PLAGUE 8004, RED LIP 7941, SEARCH DOG 7955, MISS FORTUNE 8003, and ROSIE THE RIVETER 
7942.

The least popular fighter this week was RUMBLEGUT 8022.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DUKE LEONARDI 8030, FIDO 8028, SUENTEUS PO 7943, CALLISTO 8035, YELLOW 
BELLY 7998, HEDIES 8055, DAVKED MALEK 7997, DARNELL 8057, SLYMENSTRA 8034, and 
CALLAMYTIE 7907.

   The Turf Wars are coming. The Turf Wars are coming. Come one; come all. Gather

your alliance or collection of 2-4 teams and join in the competition. Hurry up! While 
Feb 2016 seems so far away, it is only six or so turns away, and it does take a while 
to make sure you have a team in DM47, communicate to find a group, send in certs, 
announce in writing in DM47, etc. etc. Teams of all levels and managers of all types, 
including newbies, find themselves competing quite well in this type of competition. 
Let's make the tenth anniversary (TWX) the biggest and best ever.
     This 10th competition will be hosted and moderated by the triumvirate of Assur, 
Master Darque and Oz The All-Wonderful.    
     Anyone may participate: known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances 
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  

To participate, each alliance must:
    a.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
    b.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
    c.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
    a.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to 
        participate under the banner of their alliance. The confirmation/verification 
        must occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participant's 
        declaration. (Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent lack 
        of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation in the Turf War.)
    b.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
    c.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate. (Note: Captains may, 
        if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
    a.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already 
        submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the 
        winning pool of prizes.)
    b.  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 or Chatzy will not be accepted.
        1.  No scores will be tabulated until two RSI Gift Certificates are received, 
            and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the 
            North Fork newsletter. NO EXCEPTIONS.
        2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in the North 
            Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the same or 
            subsequent newsletter by the alliance Captain they will represent.
        3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams or 
            aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager 
            disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so 
            be sure to take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain 
            not to run any other team warriors).
        4.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not properly 
            declare or get captain confirmation 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 score 
            will not begin until Turn 3.  All conditions must be met before scoring 
            will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift Certificate received.
        5.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of the Turf 
            War.

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. (Note: the intent is to have a 
very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are required from the 
moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:

Team Points:
    a.  Fights made: (includes DA fights) 
            1 = 0 points,  2 = 0 points,  3 = 1 point,  4 = 3 points,  5 = 5 points
    b.  Wins earned: 
            1 = 1 point,  2 = 3 points,  3 = 6 points,  4 = 10 points,  5 = 15 points
    c.  Champion win = 3 additional points 
    d.  Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)
    e.  Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points
            (If ties, no points awarded)

Alliance Points (Rounds 1 through 5):
    a.  Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
            All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 warriors = 3 points
            All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
            All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9
    b.  Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points
            (If tied, no points awarded.)

Alliance Points (Rounds 6 through 10 as alliance point scoring doubles):
    c.  Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
            All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 warriors = 6 points
            All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 12 points
            All (each) team fights all five warriors = 18
    d.  Alliance with most wins per that round = 10 points
    e.  (If tied, no points awarded.)
   
Champions:
    a.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory. It is to the 
        team's/alliance's advantage that you do so.
    b.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
    c.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior or the Dark Arena, 
        may be replaced.
    d.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork (DM47 
        arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 
    e.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that same 
        turn. (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring.)
    f.  Challenges to or by Champions against members of the same alliance shall be 
        scored as a loss for each warrior.

     No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death or 
death in a tournament or graduation. A maximum of five warriors may be on a team at 
any time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) 

     It is not in the spirit of competition to challenge fellow members of the same 
alliance. Hence, challenges as such will be scored as losses for both warriors.

Downchallenges:
    a.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior with lesser 
        recognition points. 
    b.  No challenge or bloodfeud by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge. 
    c.  No challenge of the Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
    d.  Bloodfeuds against warriors with lesser recognition are deemed downchallenges.

Tournament Considerations:
    a.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of 
        recognition for North Fork.
    b.  It is an opportunity to gain skills and preferred challenging within the Turf 
        War.

Special Considerations:
    a.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
    b.  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.
    c.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance for 
        the Turf War VII. The minimum is two (2).
    d.  The Dark Arena may be used at any time without penalty.
    e.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the arena is 
        aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by the 
        gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be 
        asked to desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
     The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  All prizes, except the 
Endu Award listed below, and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be awarded to the 
Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  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.
     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance.  
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        a.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        b.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
        c.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance 
            (warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at 
            least one DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
        d.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus 
            potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47, no more than two 
            skills per warrior.
        e.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who 
            fights in all 10 rounds AND at least 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus 
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47) (Endu Award).
        f.  Two additional random rollup sheets or rollup certs for each manager of 
            the winning alliance from RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee) 
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance 
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
     The Moderators for this event will be Oz, Master Darque, and Assur (the TWX 
Triumvirate), They will arbitrate all dealings during the course of the contest.  
Their decisions will be final.  Direct questions, comments, and scoring disputes via 
Diplo in DM 47, on the Duel2 site in the Forums/via private message, or via email to:  

                      DM 47 (Diplo)    Duel2 (PM/Forums)   Email 
     Oz:              Land of Oz       "The Consortium"    wfms101@aol.com
     Master Darque:   Darque Forces    "Darque"            rebelnerfherder@yahoo.com
     Assur:           Bash Bros Park   "Assur"             assurnasir@yahoo.com