DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/16/2010    Duedate: 09/29/2010

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-663

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOB THE INHALER
IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
(3-6928) [25-4-1,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOB THE INHALER                BIG RED
IRATE FORMATIONS (633)         LONG LOST ASYLUM (240)
(3-6928) [25-4-1,127]          (3-7052) [2-3-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE VOICE INSIDE               THE VOICE INSIDE
STATE OF MIND (245)            STATE OF MIND (245)
(3-6974) [11-8-0,103]          (3-6974) [11-8-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GENERATION X (416)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GENERATION X (416)          44
2. VALLEY OF KINGS (118)       33      IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
3. DREAMS OF KADATH (635)      32      Unchartered Team
4. STATE OF MIND (245)         24
5. ASTRAL KIN (230)            10      LONG LOST ASYLUM (240)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)    81  18  2 81.8   1/ 1 GENERATION X (416)       11  4 0
 2/ 2 VALLEY OF KINGS (118)    168 132 11 56.0   2/ 4 ASTRAL KIN (230)          7  5 0
 3/ 0 PASTA (616)               94  85  7 52.5   3/ 6 DREAMS OF KADATH (635)    6  4 0
 4/ 3 ASTRAL KIN (230)         329 313 27 51.2   4/ 7 STATE OF MIND (245)       6  9 0
 5/ 7 GENERATION X (416)       155 154 16 50.2   5/ 2 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       6  9 0
 6/ 5 TECHNET (156)            506 506 47 50.0   6/ 3 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)    4  2 0
 7/ 4 STL RAD (602)             26  26  1 50.0   7/ 9 VALLEY OF KINGS (118)     3  4 0
 8- 6*THICK SKULL (546)          5   5  1 50.0   8/10*LONG LOST ASYLUM (240)    2  0 0
 9/ 9 DREAMS OF KADATH (635)    45  49  2 47.9   9/ 8 STL RAD (602)             1  2 0
10/ 8 STATE OF MIND (245)      119 134 11 47.0  10/11 TECHNET (156)             0  2 0
11/10 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      696 969 21 41.8  11/ 0 PASTA (616)               0  2 0
12/11*LONG LOST ASYLUM (240)     6  12  1 33.3  12-12*THE SUBGENIUS (199)       0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
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 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 657): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 540): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 663): BOB THE INHALER of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 634): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 658): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 653): UPPER DECK of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 662): DOOM DWARF of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 646): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 648): CLOVER of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 647): MILLHAUSER of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 615): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 602): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 595): EACHAM of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 546): SAARVEGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 260): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 251): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 491): FARGO HAIL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 228): ARAMIS RAMIREZ of PURPLE PLATYPI (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 539): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 657): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 540): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 663): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 634): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 658): JAMES BONDAGE (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 653): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 662): BONSUR LONG NAMES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 646): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 648): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 647): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 615): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 602): THE OAFS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 377): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 595): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 546): QUESTIONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 260): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 251): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 491): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 228): MONGREL HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 539) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 658): PENDRU ROST of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 653): EVE AND EMMA of PYSCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 648): PLANKTON of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 595): EACHAM of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 491): FARGO HAIL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, 
observe THICK SKULL.  Last week they got 0-0-0 to drop by 9!  What's a move up by 3 
you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to DREAMS 
OF KADATH.  Practice pays for MEGA PIXEL, who pummelled CADILLAC DUNDEE, to pocket 29 
points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after 
losing 14 points to MEGA PIXEL.  (Discrete enough, CADILLAC DUNDEE?) THE VOICE INSIDE 
found out that OSKSI isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster 
here!  Word has it one team in OSKSI is taking speech lessons to try to bore their 
opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are OSKSI's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the warriors 
of STATE OF MIND should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  
The warriors of STATE OF MIND found their efforts at combat frustrated as ASTRAL KIN 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Is it charming personality?  
Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, OF ALHAZRED is the 
most challenged warrior.  OF ALHAZRED found himself challenged by a warrior 23 below: 
KING TUT.  KING TUT of VALLEY OF KINGS kept his wits as he was overcame by OF 
ALHAZRED.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ponder the 
possibilities, OSKSI:  DREAMS OF KADATH has allowed COFFEE HOUSE POET of GENERATION X 
to kill SHUB NIGGUARTH unchallenged!  Is there no honour left???  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid OSKSI farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB THE INHALER 6928         25   4  1   127       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COFFEE HOUSE POET 6987       12   8  1   107       GENERATION X (416)
 THE VOICE INSIDE 6974        11   8  0   103       STATE OF MIND (245)
 MEGA PIXEL 6995              10   1  0   101       GENERATION X (416)
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-VECTOR UNSTABLE 6231         17  10  3    94       ASTRAL KIN (230)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHIRLING INSELBERG 6924       6   0  0    86       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 CADILLAC DUNDEE 6956         19   7  1    85       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 COBBLESTONE 6633              9   8  1    78       STL RAD (602)
 KAREOKE KILLER 6972          11  10  1    72       GENERATION X (416)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELBOWS 6979                   6   4  0    66       PASTA (616)
 FUNNY FARM FIEND 6985         9  11  3    64       STATE OF MIND (245)
 STONED IMMACULATE 6975       13   9  0    61       STATE OF MIND (245)
 ZOMBIE BAIT 6964             10   7  0    59       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALDORINIVAN KIRO 6977        9  12  0    51       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-FINCH'S ART 6551              7   6  0    48       STL RAD (602)
 SKAEVOLOVIAN KOR 6970        11  12  1    46       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 FALRONDIAL VOTH 6989         11   8  0    46       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-ZODIAC 5487                   5   2  0    45       TECHNET (156)
-DIANE MACK 6435               5   5  0    42       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-BRAD 5987                     2   0  1    42       THICK SKULL (546)
 BOTTLE ROCKET 5470            5   7  2    37       TECHNET (156)
-JEFF DUNKLE 6391              6   9  0    34       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 DAEROMENZIAN VAL 7026         4   7  0    34       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OF ALHAZRED 7025              6   2  0    33       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALEXANDER 2889                3   0  0    33       LONG LOST ASYLUM (240)
 HORUS 2231                    3   1  0    32       VALLEY OF KINGS (118)
 AURIGA NEBULA 7061            5   1  0    31       ASTRAL KIN (230)
-CAVATELLI 7024                2   2  0    28       PASTA (616)
-POOL 6774                     1   1  0    26       STL RAD (602)
 GALILEA 7056                  6   1  0    24       ASTRAL KIN (230)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAMMA K GRAD 7030             5   5  0    20       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 HUSTLERS AMBITION 7063        3   2  0    17       STATE OF MIND (245)
-IXY 7068                      1   0  0    17       THICK SKULL (546)
-GNOCCHI 7039                  2   2  0    16       PASTA (616)
 ULTHAR 7073                   2   0  0    16       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 BAST 7083                     1   0  0    16       VALLEY OF KINGS (118)
 BIG RED 7052                  2   3  0    15       LONG LOST ASYLUM (240)
 ROAD TRIPPIN 7081             2   1  0    13       GENERATION X (416)
 SNOOZE BANDIT 7060            2   2  0    13       GENERATION X (416)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 ARTIFICIAL COURAGE 7062       1   4  0    11       STATE OF MIND (245)
 LASAGNA 7029                  1   4  0    11       PASTA (616)
-SOGGI 7070                    1   0  0    10       THICK SKULL (546)
 WISP OF DARKNESS 7080         1   2  0     9       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
-EXI 7069                      1   0  0     8       THICK SKULL (546)
 KING TUT 2230                 1   3  0     6       VALLEY OF KINGS (118)
-MORONA 7053                   1   1  1     5       LONG LOST ASYLUM (240)
 MARKESSIAN SKO 7082           1   2  0     5       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 ANHUR 2246                    0   2  0     2       VALLEY OF KINGS (118)
 CASSIOPEIA 7085               0   2  0     2       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 PHARAOH 7084                  0   1  0     1       VALLEY OF KINGS (118)
-PAIN ABSORBER 2264            0   1  0     1       THE SUBGENIUS (199)
-PRIMU 7067                    0   1  0     1       THICK SKULL (546)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HATING LIFE 7086        0  1 0 DREAMS OF KADATH 635 BLACK ORC             663  NONE
SHUB NIGGUARTH 6952    11  5 1 DREAMS OF KADATH 635 COFFEE HOUSE POE 6987 659  NOT REVENGED
MENOLDRIN SKO 7009      7  7 1 GAMES LIBRARY 340    COBBLESTONE 6633      661   
TV DINNER 4910         19 30 6 GENERATION X 416     FUNNY FARM FIEND 6985 661  REVENGED
ROTELLI 7028            2  3 0 PASTA 616            LORD ISKOVEN          663  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well!  It seems that Markessian's desire to be recognized as "not a dwarf" has led
the Commission to acknowledge that we are all Ondarik.  Which is to say, humans from
the Karian Sea region to the far northwest of Lirith Kai.  Mostly from Kekoral,
there's been enough turmoil in that area to drive any number of people to leave
quickly.  True, a lot of them just go down to Simtakka (used to have an arena, number
seventy-six), but those Adantri are just so... ah, how to describe them without
rudeness?  I don't want to be rude, my sister is living in Simtakka right now, and
word always travels if it's likely to make trouble.  Well, let's just say that we
felt it would be a lot more comfortable for those of us who are suited to the arena
to go and FIND an arena--in Alastari, that much farther from home.  Some day, those
of us who graduate (five so far) will return to Kekoral and have a serious reckoning
with the king! -- Skaevolovian Kor, speaking for the Games Library team

Mega Pixel -- Those pixels were so big, I thought they were just wall tiles or
something, and I walked right into them.  Ouch. -- Skaevolovian Kor

Zombie Bait -- Fortunately for you, I'm not a zombie and have no desire at all to
gobble you up.  Ugh.  Horrid image, even if you weren't a golem. -- Daeromenzian Val

Kareoke Killer -- Damn, forgot my earplugs. -- Falrondial Voth

The Ambitious Guard would not last long back where we come from.  He'd be standing on
the battlements planning his next move, and some damned orc would come along and take
him out with a bolo.  Nasty and dangerous, those orcs. -- Saldorinivan Kiro

Road Trippin -- If I'd had those skills at the beginning of the fight, things might
have gone differently! -- Markessian Sko

Artificial Courage -- I was desperate to end the fight quickly.  You know how it is
with travel, it upsets the inner workings of the body in urgent ways. -- Markessian
Sko

Funny Farm Fiend -- At least for this turn, the inmates are NOT running the asylum!
Nice skills BTW. -- Coffee House Poet

Skaevolovian Kor -- Did I almost get the jump on you?!  I think you might want to
work on your sprinting. -- Mega Pixel

Falrondial Voth -- Looks like my new strategy paid off!  And the learns were nice
too...  Thanks! -- Kareoke Killer

Auriga Nebula -- I'm much more partial to the Crab Nebula myself.  Now I know why! --
Snooze Bandit

Markessian Sko -- Nice back and forth.  I see a nice rivalry in the making! -- Road
Trippin

21 August 2010
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 turns)
           Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

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 Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)

        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  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:
        1.  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.)
        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 an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter. 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 in the newsletter
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
(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).
               d.  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.
               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. (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:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
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 have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

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 15 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 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths 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 five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes 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, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two 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
DM47 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 and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     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 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 or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROTELLI was butchered by LORD ISKOVEN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
HATING LIFE was murdered by BLACK ORC in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
COBBLESTONE was vanquished by COFFEE HOUSE POET in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
ZOMBIE BAIT defeated FALRONDIAL VOTH in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ANHUR was demolished by HUSTLERS AMBITION in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
ULTHAR viciously subdued ARTIFICIAL COURAGE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
WISP OF DARKNESS savagely defeated MARKESSIAN SKO in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
CASSIOPEIA was overcome by SNOOZE BANDIT in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
HORUS vanquished GAMMA K GRAD in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge duel.
KING TUT was vanquished by OF ALHAZRED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ROAD TRIPPIN was luckily beaten by GALILEA in a 4 minute Challenge melee.
BOB THE INHALER beat THE VOICE INSIDE in a exciting 3 minute veteran's Title fight.
CADILLAC DUNDEE was viciously subdued by MEGA PIXEL in a 5 minute conflict.
FUNNY FARM FIEND demolished DAEROMENZIAN VAL in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
KAREOKE KILLER handily defeated SKAEVOLOVIAN KOR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
BOTTLE ROCKET was vanquished by STONED IMMACULATE in a 3 minute mismatched bout.
SALDORINIVAN KIRO overcame AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute bout.
AURIGA NEBULA devastated LASAGNA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BIG RED savagely defeated PHARAOH in a exciting 2 minute brutal novice's bout.
BAST overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute bloody mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  10 -  1      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        30 -  15 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  28 -  2      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  27 -  4      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  20 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  21 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  25 -  0      32  |

Turn 663 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BOB THE INHALER 6928       25   4  1  127 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    COFFEE HOUSE POET 6987     12   8  1  107 GENERATION X (416)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE VOICE INSIDE 6974      11   8  0  103 STATE OF MIND (245)
TOTAL PARRY      MEGA PIXEL 6995            10   1  0  101 GENERATION X (416)
LUNGING ATTACK   COBBLESTONE 6633            9   8  1   78 STL RAD (602)
PARRY-LUNGE      KAREOKE KILLER 6972        11  10  1   72 GENERATION X (416)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZOMBIE BAIT 6964           10   7  0   59 DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
SLASHING ATTACK  FALRONDIAL VOTH 6989       11   8  0   46 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE VOICE INSIDE 6974.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was THE VOICE INSIDE 6974.  The ten other most popular fighters were MEGA 
PIXEL 6995, BIG RED 7052, CADILLAC DUNDEE 6956, ROAD TRIPPIN 7081, STONED IMMACULATE 
6975, COFFEE HOUSE POET 6987, ULTHAR 7073, BOB THE INHALER 6928, BAST 7083, and 
ZOMBIE BAIT 6964.

The least popular fighter this week was LASAGNA 7029.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SKAEVOLOVIAN KOR 6970, DAEROMENZIAN VAL 7026, KING TUT 2230, CASSIOPEIA 
7085, FALRONDIAL VOTH 6989, PHARAOH 7084, BOTTLE ROCKET 5470, KAREOKE KILLER 6972, 
GAMMA K GRAD 7030, and ANHUR 2246.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BOB THE INHALER (3-6928) IRATE FORMATIONS (633)