DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/02/2008    Duedate: 10/29/2008

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-301

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROCK GLAS HUT FUN
ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
(8-4851) [16-7-3,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CRIMSON MIST                   MEADE
BLOOD RITES (585)              GENERALS (590)
(8-5047) [18-6-1,134]          (8-5115) [4-2-1,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RABBIT                         MEERKAT
THE ANIMALS (576)              THE ANIMALS (576)
(8-4965) [15-12-0,88]          (8-4963) [14-12-0,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SMITHSONIAN (245)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GENERALS (590)              52
2. THE ANIMALS (576)           42      CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
3. SMITHSONIAN (245)           31      Unchartered Team
4. LEVIATHAN (556)             19
5. CONSANGUINEOUS (567)        19      GENERALS (590)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      29   2  0 93.5   1/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)         9  3 0
 2/ 2 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       55  23  3 70.5   2/ 1 BLOOD RITES (585)         9  5 1
 3/ 3 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       123  65  0 65.4   3/ 5*GENERALS (590)            9  6 1
 4/ 4 BLOOD RITES (585)         71  44  4 61.7   4/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       7  8 0
 5/ 5 SMITHSONIAN (245)        590 377 13 61.0   5/ 2 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      6  1 0
 6- 6 LADIES IN WAITING (115)  316 261 12 54.8   6/ 7 THE ANIMALS (576)         5 10 0
 7/ 7*GENERALS (590)            16  14  2 53.3   7/ 9 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        4  4 0
 8/ 8 THE ANIMALS (576)         62  72  0 46.3   8/ 8 LEVIATHAN (556)           4 10 0
 9/10 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      115 158  2 42.1   9- 4 LADIES IN WAITING (115)   2  2 0
10/11 LEVIATHAN (556)           52 122  4 29.9  10/10 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #14 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Andor:

     Herlas glanced at the assassins out of the corner of his eye.  The one in silk
had a slight smile; the one who looked like a peasant had no expression at all.  Both
were staying close, right on the edge of earshot distance, as in "maybe they can hear
what we say, and maybe not."  If he had been Korneth, the Zensovian would have picked
the assassins with the best hearing he could find and had them at just such a
distance.  After all, they'd been trained to double as spies in the old days when the
kings of Andoria had protected their guild.  Which meant no talking private with
Fireblade during the rest of this parade.  And would the assassins keep with them
afterward?  If Korneth's trust in him had fallen that far, Herlas figured it might be
time to put his ultimate contingency plan into motion.
     He slid his glance toward the redhaired Lady Knight riding beside him.  She
raised an eyebrow, then glanced toward the assassins and shook her head slightly.
What, did she think him such a fool that he would talk where he could be overheard?
He reined in annoyance.  He'd been a big enough fool over this business already, why
might she not fear he would continue so?  Why was it the only interesting women he'd
met could see that he was a fool and a blackguard?  It was enough to depress a man.
     The parade which had seemed endless looped back to the palace and ended.  Lady
Knight Fireblade made another tiny, cryptic gesture and just... rode off!  What did
she mean by it?  Why did he care?  He'd been playing out a lone hand so far, why did
he suddenly yearn for an ally?  Herlas shook his head, hoping to shake out strange
notions, glanced at his assassin shadows, and rode toward the lodge on the edge of
the palace grounds where he was currently living.
                    *****     ***     *****     ***     *****
     Crystal Fireblade knocked on his door just after full dark.  The front door, and
she knocked openly.  Herlas looked past her gray-cloaked form into the rainy
darkness, then nodded.  "Did anyone follow you?"
     "I think not, though it's difficult to be sure."  She shrugged out of the cloak
which had concealed her mail, the hood that had covered her flame-colored hair.  "We
must take action of some kind, and soon," she said.  "You know that."  At his nod,
she went on, "Have you thought what kind of action?  The lost king must be replaced,
and this Korneth of Sengir must be eliminated.  But who the first, how the second?"
     "Alonj of Fratsfa for the first," Herlas said.  He indicated two chairs drawn up
to his fire, welcome on this wet night.  The Convincians will accept him as a
legitimate ruler, the Fratsfan will accept no one else.  The Baron of Ardivent is too
far away, and nobody knows which way the Clanholds of the Aruaki will go these days,
they are too disorganized within themselves."
     "Raltumas?"
     "Not of immediate concern.  The defection of Aradi has weakened them, and they
were never as coherent as other parts of the League."
     "And what of Korneth?  He will block any attempt to put Alonj--or anyone other
than himself--on the throne.  It is my feeling that he will be hard to dispose of."
     "Mine, too.  There were those assassins early today, a rather pointed message, I
thought."
     "Yes.  Where are they now?"  Fireblade glanced around as though she expected to
see them in some corner of the room.
     Herlas smiled.  "Posted in quite likely places, watching intently and seeing...
very little.  Bats or whatever moves around at night.  If those two are all Korneth
set to watching me, as I hope because he can't have many at his call yet, then we are
safe enough for now.  Later... probably not."
     Crystal Fireblade frowned.  "Should we leave Andor, get to where he can't spy on
us, do you think?"
     The magician got up and began pacing, tapping his fingers against each other
behind his back.  After several minutes, he said, "No, I don't think so.  True, we're
at risk of spying if we remain here, but once we move away from the center of the
action, we would need to find spies ourselves or lose touch with what's going on.  My
feeling is that we need to know what is going on here, at least until we've dealt
with Korneth."
     "I take your point, but what about Alonj of Fratsfa?  Not only do we--or
someone--have to tell him that he must take over governance of the League, he must be
protected.  Korneth is surely as able as we are to see that Alonj is the obvious
replacement for the vanished king."
     Herlas barked a laugh.  "Have you met Alonj's Adantri wife?  I have, and I would
not want to be an assassin trying to get past her!"

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 300): ZIP of Z GLADIATORS (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 603): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 602): WESTON of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 595): DOLBY JOSSEL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 592): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 591): STAN DAUFF of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 588): DRALION of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 584): OZZIE CANSECO of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 554): CHUCK ELVIS of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 536): BIG DAVE DIODE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 202): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 488): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 300): BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 603): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 602): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 595): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 592): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 591): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 588): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 584): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 554): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 536): ODDS BODKINS (?, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 202): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 488): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 602): WESTON of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 594): LIPSTICK of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 588): DRALION of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 583): FRANKLINS TOWER of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 536): GODZILLA of THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                 (turn 535): DECEPTIVE DELILA of THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                            PAINFUL PEONY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 201): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What?!  I'm Duelmaster of this rag-tag arena?  I would not at all have expected
to beat Miss Took of Ladies In Waiting; nope.  She is older, more experienced, and
better (fighter and looker) than I will ever be.  Hmmmmm.
     Hey Took, gal!  Where did you find those weapons?  They ain't for us bashers at
all.  And I know they were not your faves.  Something going on here?
     All I can add is to come and get me.  I'm beatable.  Just look at my record.
But be easy on me; I would like to get out of here alive.
                             Zip

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ARKERS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, BLOOD RITES, since 
SMITHSONIAN took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If this keeps 
up, LADIES IN WAITING, you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 5 
in the rankings?  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, GENERALS, 
the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see MEERKAT win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BOILING 
BLOOD beat ZILCH and ZILCH lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as ROCK GLAS HUT FUN takes the Title and last week's 
bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but 
why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ARKERS?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  BLOOD 
RITES, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care 
to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like THE ANIMALS avoided them 
the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, FEORDIS INK was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little credit to SANTA MARIA of 
SMITHSONIAN for challenging up by 23 to FEORDIS INK.  SANTA MARIA won to get 103 
points of recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  And sending ZERO to the Dark Arena was supposed to be 
one of your better ideas, Z GLADIATORZ?  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the ARKERS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of ARKERS.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in 
your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851       16   7  3   106       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIMSON MIST 5047            18   6  1   134       BLOOD RITES (585)
 ZENITH 5082                   9   4  0   104       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 SANTA MARIA 5092              6   3  0   103       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-ME CHEAT U LOSE 4854         10   4  0   101       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
-KIK BAKET OW TOE 4852         9   4  0    99       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 FEORDIS INK 4746             21  35  0    98       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-MISS TOOK 4091               17  13  1    97       LADIES IN WAITING (115)
 IMBER LACK 4748              21  32  0    95       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 ZIP 4383                     16  11  0    94       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZINGER 4890                  20   7  0    88       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 RABBIT 4965                  15  12  0    88       THE ANIMALS (576)
 PEARL HARBOR 5076            11   7  0    88       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-MISS COMMUNE KATE 4118       13  12  0    82       LADIES IN WAITING (115)
 AERYN SUN 4811               17  23  0    78       LEVIATHAN (556)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONCUSSION 4893               5   1  0    77       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 MEERKAT 4963                 14  12  0    76       THE ANIMALS (576)
-CONSTERNATION 4896            6   0  0    74       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 CONUNDRUM 4892                9   1  0    67       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
-CONFIDENCE 4894               6   0  0    67       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOILING BLOOD 5093           10   6  0    66       BLOOD RITES (585)
 KERBIN NOTTS 5040             9  16  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 MARSHMALLOW 4878             11  25  3    65       LEVIATHAN (556)
 MORG POTTS 4868              14  22  0    64       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-GOT CAT'S TONGUE 4855        11   5  0    64       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
-MISS MATCHED 4709             5   2  0    64       LADIES IN WAITING (115)
 INDIOR LANDIS 5058           11  12  0    60       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-MISS CONSTRUED 4419           8  12  0    58       LADIES IN WAITING (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOOD STAIN 5049             14  10  0    52       BLOOD RITES (585)
-WAR BOND 5066                11   8  0    52       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 CHAOS BLADE 5108              5   1  0    52       BLOOD RITES (585)
 MEADE 5115                    4   2  1    51       GENERALS (590)
 ZILCH 5081                    6   1  0    47       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 BULL FROG 5022               11  12  0    45       THE ANIMALS (576)
-FAT CAT YUMMY 4863            9   3  0    44       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
-AROURA 4928                   6  22  1    41       LEVIATHAN (556)
 GERONIMO 5125                 3   1  0    40       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-WATERLOO 5119                 4   0  0    36       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONFESSION 4895               3   0  0    27       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 GENGHIS KHAN 5118             3   3  0    26       GENERALS (590)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR MARTIN 5083               4  11  0    23       LEVIATHAN (556)
 CAESAR 5114                   3   3  1    22       GENERALS (590)
 JACKSON 5127                  2   1  0    20       GENERALS (590)
 KUBLA KHAN 5126               2   1  0    17       GENERALS (590)
 ZEV 5140                      1   0  0    16       LEVIATHAN (556)
-MISS PLACED 4723              2   2  0    15       LADIES IN WAITING (115)
 CONGEALED BLOOD 5141          0   1  0     1       BLOOD RITES (585)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SAM 5101                4  6 0 LEVIATHAN 556        MEADE 5115            300   
HONEY BADGER 5138       0  1 0 THE ANIMALS 576      ARENAMASTER SHER      301  NONE
PINE MARTIN 5139        0  1 0 THE ANIMALS 576      BANDIT PRINCE         301  NONE
ZERO 4658               6  2 0 Z GLADIATORZ 519     ARENAMASTER SHER      301  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hmmmmm -- No Smithsonian ads last round?  I musta blew it!  Perhaps I was too
engrossed in history? -- Curator

A salute to Miss Took and The Ladies In Waiting for winning the DM crown.  (Some days
we gotta hate those babes!) -- Curator

A 26-1 is both a wonderful and unacceptable record, Consag People.  Wow! -- Curator

Meade -- You paleface generals are no match for redman generals, you know? --
Geronimo

Bull Frog -- A little patience pays its rewards. -- War Bond

Genghis Khan -- You and Napoleon.  You and the little general.  (Sigh) -- Waterloo

Conundrum -- What?  I couldn't figure it out?  You deceitful cad! -- Zenith

Consaguineous -- I want YOUR record, but my guys aren't helping. -- The Z Man

Hmmmm.  If duplicate old ads show up for The Smithsonian, you can read them for
history's sake.  (chuckle) -- Curator

What's the deal Crimson Mist and Blood Rites?  A 24 point DOWNCHALLENGE?  You don't
like me?  That is pretty scuzzy, if I have to say so myself. -- Pearl Harbor

You are not alone, Pearl Harbor.  That was quite a dishonorable, unsportsmanlike act.
I am surprised. -- Curator

Conundrum -- I figured it out.  I figured it out!  I did. -- Santa Maria

Caesar -- Even with all your Empire, it wasn't enough, was it?  Thanks for the
challenge.  I needed the win. -- Geronimo (interpreted by The Smithsonian Scribe)

Kublai Khan -- Napoleon taught you well. -- Waterloo

Concussion -- I still have a headache. -- War Bond

Greetings one and all of Arkers.  May your stay be long and enjoyable. -- Curator,
Smithsonians

A 24 point downchallenge in Arkers?  How rude!  What a chump that Crimson Mist is! --
The Z Man

Aeryn Sun -- That was really fun.  I like for things to go that way. -- Zinger
(Meaning every word of it!)

Imber Lack -- Just the way I like it.  Whammo!  I needed that! -- Zenith

Miss Took -- Thanks for the chance to win the DM spot.  I was very, very lucky. --
Zip

Generals -- I just want you to know that I take no specific personal pleasure in the
recent successes against you.  (Although the personal ads might not read as such.
Wink!)  While I do want The Smithsonians to remain successful, I also wish for you a
long, pleasurable, and successful play in Arkers, or anywhere else in Alastari.  As
an obvious old-timer, if I can help in any way, please feel free to contact me.
(Diplo or wfms101@aol.com)  Perhaps I should already know you, in which case my old
memory fails, but the offer is open in any case. -- Curator

Imber Lack -- First you must come out of the closet so I can get to my stunning
outfits.  Of course they probably don't fit me now that you've stretched them out.
Don't get your feelings hurt, you're not fat, just not a size 4.  I guess this means
I'll be the one buying the dinner.  All in fun, in the sun. -- Aeryn Sun

Zenith -- Ah.  I couldn't crank my head back far enough to see you up there. -- Imber
Lack
P.S.  Which is odd, since I'm almost a foot taller than you.

Rock Glas Hut Fun -- I agree, but you have to be sneaky or the darned "civilized
folk" will come after you. -- Feordis Ink

Rabbit -- You animal!  You've got a nasty kick. -- Morg Potts

Marshmallow -- Well, either way, I figured I had to squish you quickly.  If you were
the real thing, the plant, you know, you were slimy and underfooted.  And if you were
the sugary subsitute, you were bad for the teeth and digestion.  So, either way, you
had to go. -- Kerbin Notts
P.S.  But I didn't laugh about it.  I wouldn't.

Ambitious Guard.  Ah. -- Indior Landis

Pearl Harbor -- So am I! -- a Virginal (still) Concubine

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

ZERO was butchered by ARENAMASTER SHEROVAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HONEY BADGER was butchered by ARENAMASTER SHEROVAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PINE MARTIN was easily killed by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
MARSHMALLOW was savagely defeated by MEADE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
ZENITH overpowered IMBER LACK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SANTA MARIA devastated FEORDIS INK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CONUNDRUM bested MORG POTTS in a 5 minute Challenge match.
ZILCH was devastated by BOILING BLOOD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
GERONIMO handily defeated JACKSON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
CAESAR viciously subdued SIR MARTIN in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
ZIP lost to ROCK GLAS HUT FUN in a 2 minute gory veteran's Title duel.
CRIMSON MIST beat PEARL HARBOR in a popular 1 minute gory melee.
AERYN SUN was subdued by MEERKAT in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's match.
RABBIT bested KERBIN NOTTS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's battle.
CONCUSSION overpowered CHAOS BLADE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
INDIOR LANDIS defeated BULL FROG in a 2 minute veteran's duel.
BLOOD STAIN outwaited FRATSFA MERCENARY in a tiresome 12 minute uneven duel.
GENGHIS KHAN devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KUBLA KHAN overpowered CONGEALED BLOOD in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ZEV overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        29 -  10 -  0      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  17 -  1      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK    41 -  27 -  2      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  32 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  32 -  0      36  |

Turn 301 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         5 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         4  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  5         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851     16   7  3  106 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
AIMED BLOW       CRIMSON MIST 5047          18   6  1  134 BLOOD RITES (585)
BASHING ATTACK   ZENITH 5082                 9   4  0  104 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
WALL OF STEEL    PEARL HARBOR 5076          11   7  0   88 SMITHSONIAN (245)
SLASHING ATTACK  MEERKAT 4963               14  12  0   76 THE ANIMALS (576)
TOTAL PARRY      BLOOD STAIN 5049           14  10  0   52 BLOOD RITES (585)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHAOS BLADE 5108            5   1  0   52 BLOOD RITES (585)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RABBIT 4965.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MEERKAT 4963.  The ten other most popular fighters were RABBIT 4965, CAESAR 5114, 
BULL FROG 5022, MEADE 5115, ZIP 4383, ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851, ZENITH 5082, SANTA 
MARIA 5092, CRIMSON MIST 5047, and INDIOR LANDIS 5058.

The least popular fighter this week was BLOOD STAIN 5049.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CONGEALED BLOOD 5141, CHAOS BLADE 5108, SIR MARTIN 5083, 
JACKSON 5127, ZILCH 5081, MORG POTTS 4868, FEORDIS INK 4746, IMBER LACK 4748, PINE 
MARTIN 5139, and HONEY BADGER 5138.