DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/05/2006    Duedate: 11/01/2006

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-275

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INOCHI
YAKUZA (541)
(8-4730) [19-1-0,208]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INOCHI                         NYTHIA
YAKUZA (541)                   PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
(8-4730) [19-1-0,208]          (8-4923) [5-1-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

INOCHI                         THUNDAR THE CRUEL
YAKUZA (541)                   NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
(8-4730) [19-1-0,208]          (8-4661) [11-11-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (195)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WARRIOR POETS (578)         37
2. SMITHSONIAN (245)           36      ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
3. DEATH'S CHOSEN (570)        33      Unchartered Team
4. YAKUZA (541)                28
5. X-FORCE (484)               28      WARRIOR POETS (578)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WARRIOR POETS (578)        4   1  1 80.0   1/ 2 YAKUZA (541)             10  5 1
 2/ 2 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       35  12  1 74.5   2/ 3*PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)    10  5 1
 3/ 1*THE ANIMALS (576)         10   5  0 66.7   3/ 4*THE ANIMALS (576)        10  5 0
 4/ 3 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        74  46  0 61.7   4/11 SMITHSONIAN (245)         8  4 0
 5/ 5 SMITHSONIAN (245)        522 342 13 60.4   5/12 X-FORCE (484)             8  7 1
 6/ 4 YAKUZA (541)             161 106 11 60.3   6/ 1 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)  7  7 1
 7/ 6*PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)     18  12  1 60.0   7/ 7 CELESTIAL KNIGHTS (25)    6  1 0
 8/ 7 LA PENTARCHIE (481)      228 176  4 56.4   8/ 5 LA PENTARCHIE (481)       6  5 0
 9/ 8 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)  148 119 13 55.4   9/ 6 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       6  5 0
10/10 CELESTIAL KNIGHTS (25)    21  20  3 51.2  10/ 8*DEATH'S CHOSEN (570)      5  5 0
11/11 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202) 116 130 11 47.2  11/ 0*WARRIOR POETS (578)       4  1 1
12/12*DEATH'S CHOSEN (570)      11  14  2 44.0  12/ 9 NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)   4  5 0
13/13 X-FORCE (484)            156 203 14 43.5  13/10 LEVIATHAN (556)           4 10 0
14-14 ASSASSIN NATION (377)     33  48  5 40.7  14/13*TRAGIC DESIRE (575)       4 11 1
15/16 LEVIATHAN (556)           19  44  1 30.2  15/14 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        2  6 0
16/15*TRAGIC DESIRE (575)        4  11  1 26.7  16-16 ASSASSIN NATION (377)     0  8 0
17-17*BARHOPPERS (577)           0   1  0  0.0  17-17*BARHOPPERS (577)          0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ARKERS, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of 
laughing at jokes, observe CHAMPIONS OF STEEL.  Last week they got 0-4-0 to drop by 
5!  What's a move up by 7 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for 
celebration, according to SMITHSONIAN.  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty 
fighting, but X-FORCE will tell you 156-203-14 is nothing to laugh at...  The boys at 
WARRIOR POETS are walking tall, as they are ranked 11th on their first try!  Going 
for the Duelmaster soon?  Practice pays for LORD BYRON, who pummelled BLACK WIND, to 
pocket 14 points.  BLACK WIND certainly had a baffled expression on its face, after 
losing to LORD BYRON and losing 13 points in the process!  Those who hoped for a new 
Duelmaster were disappointed by ZZZZ'S, of Z GLADIATORZ, who despite a 21-10-0 
couldn't overcome ARKERS' Number 1.  So who's the team that's been walking into 
taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are ARKERS' warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble eagle 
soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of PENUMBRAL MISTS, alone and 
unchallenged.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of DEATH'S CHOSEN, 
so did that sorry team shy from PENUMBRAL MISTS If challenges were horses, SIR 
HEELIUS could open up a fast food joint!  Word has it GRILLIN TAR suffered a romantic 
setback.  Note how he challenged B.A.S.H., 28 points his senior.  Fixed fights?  
Paybacks?  Blind luck?  Whatever, GRILLIN TAR challenged B.A.S.H., GRILLIN TAR the 
underdog by 28 points.  Mismatched by 8 points, RABBIT bested DEADLY DESIRE.  Is this 
really worth noting?  I thought DEADLY DESIRE showed great skill and promise when he 
was overcame by RABBIT.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Charity is unknown in ARKERS, and rightly so.  LA PENTARCHIE exacted their 
revenge against YAKUZA.  Forgive and forget is not my motto.  Take heed, X-FORCE, as 
DAZZLER's death remains unavenged.  Questions are being raised about the disposing of 
severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in ARKERS would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  I shall 
return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INOCHI 4730                  19   1  0   208       YAKUZA (541)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELEN OF TROY 4603           12   4  0   118       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 KISERU 4717                  15   6  1   113       YAKUZA (541)
 ZZZZ'S 4381                  21  10  0   107       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT 4598     19  22  0    94       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 HAMMURABI 4219               13  10  0    91       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 LADY MACBETH 4627            11   6  0    91       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ME CHEAT U LOSE 4854          8   2  0    90       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 MORE MOORE 4864              10   3  0    85       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 OL' GRIZ 4755                11   3  2    83       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 THUNDAR THE CRUEL 4661       11  11  0    83       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 TIEN 4672                    18  15  2    82       YAKUZA (541)
 LIN MINMEI 4875               9   4  2    73       YAKUZA (541)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KIK BAKET OW TOE 4852         6   3  0    66       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 CHAOS INVADER 4867            9   4  1    62       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZIP 4383                      9   8  0    56       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851        7   3  1    51       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR HEELIUS 159              10   2  1    50       CELESTIAL KNIGHTS (25)
-SIR DAMAS 156                 6   3  1    50       CELESTIAL KNIGHTS (25)
 SOHEI 4876                    7   6  2    49       YAKUZA (541)
 NYTHIA 4923                   5   1  0    49       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 YOR DETHKALL 4850             9   7  1    41       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 MAX VON SCUM 4737             8   8  0    39       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 LORD BYRON 4935               3   0  0    39       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ELIXIR 4815                   8  12  2    38       X-FORCE (484)
-GOT CAT'S TONGUE 4855         7   3  0    36       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AERYN SUN 4811                6  11  0    32       LEVIATHAN (556)
-ZERO 4658                     4   1  0    30       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 ZINGER 4890                   6   3  0    29       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-HOSTILITY 4908                4   0  0    28       ASSASSIN NATION (377)
 EVATOR'S DESIRE 4954          2   1  0    28       TRAGIC DESIRE (575)
-FAT CAT YUMMY 4863            7   1  0    26       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 MEMENTO MORI 4962             4   0  1    26       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 MARSHMALLOW 4878              4   9  1    26       LEVIATHAN (556)
 BRUISER 4985                  2   0  0    25       X-FORCE (484)
 MORNGRYM 4926                 4   2  0    24       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEERKAT 4963                  3   0  0    22       THE ANIMALS (576)
 KYLUN 4984                    2   0  0    22       X-FORCE (484)
 NYMIRA NAILO 4961             2   1  0    22       DEATH'S CHOSEN (570)
 B.A.S.H. 4909                 4   3  0    21       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 OUTLAW 4888                   4   5  0    21       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
-LORD TALIMAR 320              3   4  1    21       CELESTIAL KNIGHTS (25)
 ARAMIL DRALLION 4918          2   3  1    21       DEATH'S CHOSEN (570)
 GRILLIN TAR 4979              1   1  0    21       LEVIATHAN (556)
 BLACK WIND 4900               3   4  0    20       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 THOG SKULLREAVER 4921         2   3  0    19       DEATH'S CHOSEN (570)
 HUSK 4977                     2   1  1    18       X-FORCE (484)
 ILLMYRN NAILO 4917            1   4  0    18       DEATH'S CHOSEN (570)
 SKUNK 4964                    2   1  0    14       THE ANIMALS (576)
 WARPATH 4960                  2   1  0    14       X-FORCE (484)
 ZIPPETY 4889                  2   8  0    14       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 RABBIT 4965                   2   1  0    13       THE ANIMALS (576)
 JUVENAL 4988                  1   0  1    13       WARRIOR POETS (578)
 ZAERENA NAILO 4920            3   2  1    12       DEATH'S CHOSEN (570)
 DREYA 4969                    2   2  0    12       LEVIATHAN (556)
 SWAMP FOX 4971                1   2  0    12       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 UGLY KIDD JOE 4942            1   3  0    11       NORTHERN BADLANDS (397)
 BGAZ REDCLAW 4925             2   4  0    10       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 SIR GILMERE 157               1   5  0     9       CELESTIAL KNIGHTS (25)
 MENCIUS 4986                  1   0  0     8       WARRIOR POETS (578)
 SIMON BOLIVAR 4989            1   0  0     8       WARRIOR POETS (578)
 RACOON 4966                   2   1  0     7       THE ANIMALS (576)
 MARTIN LUTHER 4987            1   0  0     7       WARRIOR POETS (578)
 DEADLY DESIRE 4956            1   2  1     6       TRAGIC DESIRE (575)
 AROURA 4928                   0   6  0     6       LEVIATHAN (556)
 MALBORGIA II 4978             1   2  0     5       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 BLAZING DESIRE 4957           1   2  0     5       TRAGIC DESIRE (575)
 INTENT DESIRE 4955            0   3  0     3       TRAGIC DESIRE (575)
 DREW'S DESIRE 4991            0   2  0     2       TRAGIC DESIRE (575)
 DIOCLETIAN 4990               0   1  0     1       WARRIOR POETS (578)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FROG 4967              1  2 0 THE ANIMALS 576       JUVENAL 4988          275         
DECIMATE 4899          2  4 1 ASSASSIN NATION 377   YOR DETHKALL 4850     272         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EXTINGUISH 4937        2  2 1 ASSASSIN NATION 377   MEMENTO MORI 4962     273         
EXSANGUINATE 4981      0  2 0 ASSASSIN NATION 377   DEADLY DESIRE 4956    274         
FAELA VAELISS 4919     1  1 0 DEATH'S CHOSEN 570    SIR HEELIUS 159       271 NOT REVE
ALAIN DRAGOON 4716    19  9 0 LA PENTARCHIE 481     TIEN 4672             273 JUST REV
CHIANA 4812            6  8 0 LEVIATHAN 556         SOHEI 4876            272 REVENGED
ZIAN-CHI LU 4922       1  1 0 PENUMBRAL MISTS 571   EXTINGUISH 4937       271 REVENGED
MALBORGIA 4924         1  2 0 PENUMBRAL MISTS 571   ARAMIL DRALLION 4918  272         
LUTION DESIRE 4953     0  1 0 TRAGIC DESIRE 575     HUSK 4977             273         
DAZZLER 4849           9  5 1 X-FORCE 484           OL' GRIZ 4755         271 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sensei Jan -- Yes it is true.  It is a very, very rare occurrence.  He begged and
begged for the opportunity.  What could I do? -- Curator

Alpha Omega -- Welcome to Arkers and our great world.  May your stay be successful
and long. -- Curator

Michael Eldritch -- Let us assure you that Ghab is no local pariah.  We Consortium
folk compete with him in several locales and respect his fair and successful play. --
Curator

Blackwind -- A salute from Zinger.  More Moore--a razz from Lady Macbeth. Outlaw--a
salute from Zippety.  The French licking (of The Consortium) continues to 4-9.  We
may soon be appealing to the United Nations. -- Curator & The Z Man

Frog -- You are an interesting animal.  I enjoy writing about your type.  I also
greatly enjoy frog legs.  (Especially French frog legs.  Wish you were one.) -- Lord
Byron

Malborgia -- You showed me who was best.  I am glad you are no British. -- Swamp Fox

All -- What fighting styles can effectively use a large shield? -- The Zoo Keeper,
mgr. The Animals

It's nice to see that the Consortiumites are waking up!  That last turn, I'm afraid
my team slipped a little more to concede a 0-1, but Blackstorm firmly took the torch
and held it to a 2-0...that means the Frenchies are now leading 9-4!  If we stop the
little friendly feud at eight turns, the turn 275 is the last...but we can stretch to
twelve if the C are willing and totally awaken! -- Le Pentarque

Congrats to the valiant Outlaw!

Uh oh, Z man, you don't like my idol!  Ack, I must hit a Z-something. -- More Moore,
a little soft on the Lady

You're right, Helen, us French, we are always partial to beautiful women.  Feel free
to cut me in small pieces. -- Baltimore

Thanks for Aujard, Sensei Jan, and congrats to Inochi, I hope!

Ghab -- I see that a bit of clarification is in order.  The fact that you have been
managing for 17 years implies that you would be well adapted to "Andorian" protocol.
I never said that you should change your style, but if you fight in a manner that is
likely to kill, don't get upset when your gladiators get killed for doing so.  As
long as you accept that fact, I have no more to say on the matter.  As for your
"warning" to Death's Chosen, unlike yourself, Azaziel has been in contact with me,
and is new to the Andorian style...he has an excuse, unlike a 17 year veteran.  That
said, I hold you no particular ill-will, and look forward to the challenge your
stable represents. -- Eldritch

Ol' Griz -- I'm afraid I must agree with you, and I will keep trying! -- Elixir

Sasha -- At least one of us feels good. -- Dart

Illmyrn -- Thank you. -- Warpath

Ghab -- Aramil Drallion is 100% prepared to return to our master if it comes to that,
but if you are trying to recruit my stable to your cause I think you should look to
the past for your answer!  After all, wasn't it cruelty that tried to kill Aramil for
two turns? -- Azaziel, mgr. Death's Chosen

Outlaw -- I agree, but wait a few rounds first.  Azaziel already has the calendar
full.  I'll let you know. -- Aramil

Sir Gilmere -- Don't fret!  Illmryn tells me about his career all the time!  You'll
do better.  Good luck! -- Zaerena

Sensei Jan -- Thank you for noticing.  Any chance of an invitation to your dojo? --
Azaziel

Sir Heelius -- I come! -- Thog

All -- So when are the VC, DE and AOL gonna fight and settle all this posturing?  And
by the way, who are these "Avengers?"  Are they even here? -- Azaziel
P.S.  Desolation and Vendettas I understand, but what is with all this "Light?"

Swamp Fox -- You certainly gave it a valiant effort! -- Malborgia II

Got Cat's Tongue -- I'm a wee bit stronger than I look...but I won't face you
barehanded again! -- Nythia
P.S.  Sorry about the shield.

Husk -- I have been working on my offensive strategies, but you left me little chance
to consider anything but survival!  Well fought. -- Morngrym

Drew's Desire -- Poor matchup for you.  I am single-minded, so I apologize if I seen
a bit overbearing. -- Memento Mori

Alpha Omega -- Welcome to Arkers. -- Michael Eldritch, mgr. Penumbral Mists

The Animals -- Is that you, Old Wolf? -- Eldritch

Maximillian -- I'll take that as a challenge *wry grin*.  Let me check my schedules.
-- Eldritch

Jorja -- Diplo received and thank you. -- Eldritch

Sensei Jan -- You're looking at my first appearance in Alastari, but I do have a bit
of experience with competitions of this sort.  As for Arkers itself, I've found the
competition well-rounded, but the two-shield styles are annoying.  Once again, thank
you for the welcome, and I hope to be staying for some time. -- Eldritch

Zookeeper -- Got your diplo.  To save time I'll answer you here.  If you wish to join
the DE no problem, we'll consider you a probate as of this turn.  Contact Dark Knight
Toker via Silver Knights(361) in 52, for tourney info, and also alliance info.  If on
the other hand you decide not to become DE let me know next turn. -- Blackstorm

Azaziel -- If interested in joining an alliance we would be glad to have you as well.
See the PA above for contacting Toker, our Minister of infernal affairs. --
Blackstorm

Lurid -- What did you go and do that for? -- Yor Dethkall

Curator -- I like French Forces better.  I finally got you!  How many turns are left?
Or do you want some overtime?  I'm having fun. -- Blackstorm

Michael Eldritch -- Thanks, Nytemair is off to Andorak to see if his dust works
there. -- Blackstorm

Zippety -- That was grueling.  Surprised you went so long. -- Outlaw

Sohei -- Heh, heh caught you napping. -- Chaos invader

Sir Damas -- I knew I should have gone lighter.  Well done. -- Yor Dethkall

Zinger -- Was that it?  I didn't even get to show off my dance moves. -- Black Wind

Pentarque -- Should we lay off on him a bit?  Nah, he's too tough; we got to win when
we can before he creams us.  Oh I got one of those Asiatic warriors you were talking
about.  Real tough dude. -- Blackstorm

Yor Dethkall -- Sir, you need to take that big weapon off your shoulder and swing it
once in a while. -- Sir Damas

Curator -- Are you implying that we are old? -- DeGotti

Jan -- Well, so far they are holding there own but it will begin to get tougher and
tougher as they move up the rankings. -- DeGotti

Maximillian -- Thanks for the welcome.  We always enjoyed the view here in Arkers. --
DeGotti

Marshmallow -- They've got fights in the arena at night too, you should check it out.
-- Maximillian

Inochi -- Aren't you gone yet?!!  We want you gone now. -- Thundar the Cruel

Elixir -- Maybe you need a magic potion or something.  That last match was closer
though. -- Ol' Griz

Rock Glass Hut Fun -- Man you're big, did I say that before.  So much for bigger
being better. -- Max Von Scum

Le Pentarche -- You need not worry about Asiatics anymore, not as a whole anyway. --
Maximillian

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  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
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THOG SKULLREAVER was viciously subdued by SIR HEELIUS in a 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.
LADY MACBETH unbelievably bested THUNDAR THE CRUEL in a 4 minute Challenge match.
CHAOS INVADER was devastated by OL' GRIZ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NYTHIA savagely defeated MAX VON SCUM in a unpopular 15 minute Challenge competition.
LORD BYRON overpowered BLACK WIND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
OUTLAW was bested by MEMENTO MORI in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
MORNGRYM won victory over SKUNK in a 6 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
SIR GILMERE slimly won victory over AROURA in a 5 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
MEERKAT unbelievably bested DREYA in a 2 minute brutal novice's Challenge fight.
WARPATH handily defeated BLAZING DESIRE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
NYMIRA NAILO subdued UGLY KIDD JOE in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
BRUISER handily defeated BGAZ REDCLAW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
KYLUN demolished ZIPPETY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
SWAMP FOX handily defeated INTENT DESIRE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
DEADLY DESIRE lost to RABBIT in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
GRILLIN TAR won victory over B.A.S.H. in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
ILLMYRN NAILO beat RACOON in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
ARAMIL DRALLION was outwaited by ZINGER in a 9 minute Challenge fight.
INOCHI savagely defeated ZZZZ'S in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's Title match.
ME CHEAT U LOSE was devastated by HELEN OF TROY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KISERU demolished HAMMURABI in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
MORE MOORE overcame LIN MINMEI in a popular 1 minute contest.
V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT subdued TIEN in a action packed 1 minute veteran's fight.
ROCK GLAS HUT FUN overpowered AERYN SUN in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
ELIXIR was defeated by SOHEI in a 1 minute match.
YOR DETHKALL was vanquished by CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven bout.
MARSHMALLOW handily defeated MALBORGIA II in a 1 minute uneven bout.
DREW'S DESIRE was beaten by MARTIN LUTHER in a 1 minute beginner's competition.
EVATOR'S DESIRE overpowered ZAERENA NAILO in a 2 minute uneven duel.
FROG was assassinated by JUVENAL in a 1 minute gory one-sided match.
HUSK overpowered DIOCLETIAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SIMON BOLIVAR luckily beat STRAY CATMAN in a 4 minute bloody novice's fray.
MENCIUS won victory over STRAY CATMAN in a 2 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         TOTAL PARRY       56 -  33 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         AIMED BLOW        27 -  17 -  2      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  26 -  3      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  36 -  2      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK    54 -  58 -  7      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   58 -  64 -  9      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  18 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  25 -  0      26  |

Turn 275 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  INOCHI 4730                19   1  0  208 YAKUZA (541)
STRIKING ATTACK  KISERU 4717                15   6  1  113 YAKUZA (541)
TOTAL PARRY      ZZZZ'S 4381                21  10  0  107 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAMMURABI 4219             13  10  0   91 SMITHSONIAN (245)
BASHING ATTACK   ME CHEAT U LOSE 4854        8   2  0   90 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
WALL OF STEEL    SIR HEELIUS 159            10   2  1   50 CELESTIAL KNIGHTS (25)
AIMED BLOW       NYTHIA 4923                 5   1  0   49 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is INOCHI 4730.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
THUNDAR THE CRUEL 4661.  The ten other most popular fighters were INOCHI 4730, ARAMIL 
DRALLION 4918, SIR HEELIUS 159, AROURA 4928, LADY MACBETH 4627, HELEN OF TROY 4603, 
KISERU 4717, MARTIN LUTHER 4987, EVATOR'S DESIRE 4954, and MEMENTO MORI 4962.

The least popular fighter this week was MAX VON SCUM 4737.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NYTHIA 4923, ZINGER 4890, ZIPPETY 4889, SIR GILMERE 157, SIMON 
BOLIVAR 4989, DIOCLETIAN 4990, FROG 4967, DREW'S DESIRE 4991, INTENT DESIRE 4955, and 
BGAZ REDCLAW 4925.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

INOCHI (8-4730) YAKUZA (541)
ZZZZ'S (8-4381) Z GLADIATORZ (519)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHRISTINE 4225 (79-39-5)               1  4  0         MUSICAL CHAIRS       
FRERE MAIN ROUJ 4082 (69-53-0)         0  5  0         LA PENTARCHIE        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRAZ'ZT 2769 (60-18-0)                 4  3  0         THE BROTHERHOOD      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MISS ERABLE 2766 (39-31-3)             1  3  0         LADIES IN WAITING    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZIT 4385 (20-3-0)                      7  3  0         Z GLADIATORZ         
TOM SAWYER 4281 (16-7-0)               0  3  0         SMITHSONIAN          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JEFFERSON DAVIS 4902 (0-0-0)           7  3  1         JGW PERISHABLE 1     
LORD BYRON 4935 (0-0-0)                5  3  0         SMITHSONIAN          
LORD BALTIMORE 4970 (0-0-0)            3  2  0  DEAD   SMITHSONIAN          
CLAUDE ELLIS 4905 (0-0-0)              2  3  0         JGW PERISHABLE 1     
CYBELL TROUPE 4904 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         JGW PERISHABLE 1