Date   : 07/18/2008    Duedate: 07/31/2008


DM-11    TURN-598

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-7000) [15-9-1,144]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ONEWOLF                        GRAVETWIST
WOLFBROTHERS (506)             ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)
(11-5505) [36-8-0,164]         (11-5253) [3-4-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PONY                           SLY APPARITION
KRILL CAVALRY (374)            IMMORTALS (85)
(11-6820) [20-33-0,93]         (11-7000) [15-9-1,144]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMMORTALS (85)              56
2. NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)     48      ANIMAL FARM (510)
3. PATRONAS VERITAS (470)      32      Unchartered Team
4. WOLFBROTHERS (506)          24
5. NEVERWAKE (508)             23      ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 COLORIFIC (511)          357 182 12 66.2   1/ 4 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)   10  5 1
 2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1125 635 38 63.9   2/ 1 BULLDOGS (157)            8  5 0
 3/ 3 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    37  27  1 57.8   3/ 3 TECHNO 8 (609)            8  7 0
 4/ 4 BULLDOGS (157)           %1020 751 30 57.6   4/ 7 NEVERWAKE (508)           7  2 0
 5/ 5 TECHNO 8 (609)            27  23  2 54.0   5/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)         7  3 0
 6/ 6 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      56  48  3 53.8   6/11 IMMORTALS (85)            7  8 0
 7/ 7 WOLFBROTHERS (506)       108 103  7 51.2   7/13 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)   7  8 0
 8/ 9 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)   92  90  4 50.5   8/ 6 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        6  5 0
 9/ 8 NEVERWAKE (508)          152 150 18 50.3   9/12 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      5  3 0
10/10 IMMORTALS (85)           902 %1013 71 47.1  10/ 5 HELL'S BELLES (68)        4  7 1
11-11 ELFQUEST (515)           289 360 12 44.5  11- 8 COLORIFIC (511)           3  2 0
12/14 HELL'S BELLES (68)        49  84  4 36.8  12/14*ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)     2  1 0
13/16 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      362 654  8 35.6  13/15 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       1 14 0
14/13*ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)      3   6  0 33.3  14-16 ELFQUEST (515)            0  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 #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

On the shores of a lake:

     Senator Sedalia and Gissanniah stood side by side on the shore and looked
around.  Across the water, along the shore each wah, at the woods behind them.
Mostly pine woods, where the forest on the Isle had been mostly broadleaf trees.
     "So, we're not on the Isle anymore, are we?"
     Sedalia shook his head.  "No.  Ah, do you feel that you should, perhaps, have a
small black dog at this point?"
     "What?"  She turned to stare at him.  "Why would I have a dog with me?"
     "Ah.  Well... just a passing thought," the senator said.  "But I do wonder if
we're still even in the same world as the Isle.  Well, we must be, so maybe I should
say, are we still in the same world as... Andor.  Iaye.  The places from which we
have come."
     "That might take some finding out."  Gissanniah looked around again, then
gestured to the left.  "Let's get moving and see what we can find out."
     Sedalia looked and shrugged.  Nothing to distinguish one direction from another,
so what difference did it make which way they went?  "Why not?" he said.


     Fandil stared at the man--he claimed to be an officer in a fire-control company-
-in shock and consternation.  "You didn't even TRY to put it out?"
     "Why should we?" the fireman answered.  "That 'military academy' was a hotbed of
beast-men and elves, agents of oppression of the true people of Convincia.  No skin
off OUR nose if they burned down."
     "But... fellow citizens of the Andorian League--"
     "That's a joke!"
     Lenpro put a hand on Fandil's arm.  "Leave it, my friend.  This man will have
good reasons for his position, and argument never changed anyone's mind."
     "The so-called 'Andorian League' is run by the elves and the beast-men," the
fireman said.  His tone was deadly serious.  "They set up a whole GUILD of spies and
assassins to enforce their rule and tried to persuade all us true humans that being
an assassin--that SCUM--was 'noble' and worthy of admiration!  What can you think
about people like that except that they're sick and wicked?"  He gestured at the
smoking remains of the military academy.  "So we're cleaning them out, and high
     Fandil seemed incapable of response, which Lenpro decided was just as well.  The
old mage was a exceptionally idealistic man, and he believed in the Andorian League.
Lenpro believed in the League--or some form of union--also, but he was, he hoped,
honest enough to admit its flaws and inequities.  The League had been conceived as a
counter to the Delarquan Federation, but these days he thought people forgot that it
was not THE counter, not the only possible workable response.  And in a way, this
man's grievances were valid, or at least had elements of truth in them.  The king and
many of the highest lords had elven blood, a lot of it in some cases, and the Aruaki
did seem to be, at the least, very prominent in the military, besides occupying a
large and fertile territory within the League lands.  Add to that the Assassins'
Guild, the blackest blot on the Andorian culture, and he could see how it would look
to a normal human who spent most of his time working on a farm.  And with the total
disinterest shown by the king and the central government in recent problems....  He
sighed.  "I see where you're coming from," he said to the fireman, "but I don't think
the violence of your actions is going to do you much good in the long run."  He held
up his hand to stop the man's protest.  "In the end, violence may be necessary--who
can tell UNTIL the end?  But this is the beginning, and it's a bad precedent to set.
People will see this as bloody rebellion rather than rational protest."
     "The only people we care about are--"
     "What if the Delarquans or the Karnhorns come pouring over the borders to 'quell
turmoil that might spill over into their lands'?" Lenpro asked.  "If you've destroyed
the military, who will you call on for defense?"
     "Oh."  The fireman was silent for several minutes, obviously considering the new
angle.  Eventually he said, "We don't need to worry about the Delarquans, they'd have
to come through Ardivent and the Aruaki Clanholds to reach us.  But the Karnhorns...
might be a problem.  Huh.  Maybe we'd better think about this."
     "Do," Lenpro said.  "And remember that you COULD turn on your Aruaki and elven
allies later and destroy them--an act worthy of any assassin!  But if you destroy
them first, they'll never be allies."
     "We'll think about this," the fireman said again.
     "Do."  Lenpro took Fandil's arm and drew him away before he could make any of
the protests that were visibly forming in his mind.


     Herlas cast his spell of convincing illusion on the golem-king, and it was a
good one if he said so himself.  Not that he would say it; for the first time in a
life that had contained many questionable and self-serving acts, he was deeply
ashamed of his work.  He wasn't sure why; he was not, after all, some kind of wild
patriot.  Was he?  Why had Korneth insisted on parading this fake king through the
streets of Andor?  Herlas had to be part of the parade in order to stay close to the
target for his spell, and it made him uncomfortable.  People lined the streets, but
there was no cheering.  No catcalls, either, just sober silence.  Or sullen silence.
Maybe some of them did believe they were seeing the king, but that didn't make them
happy.  The king was a stranger, hadn't been in Andor for years, and had done nothing
for 'his' country during those years.  Why should they be glad to see him?
     The golem rode in a carriage, waving occasionally but attempting nothing more.
Herlas had advised that minimalist stance; the golem just wouldn't have been
convincing if it had tried to smile.  Odd, really.  There were plenty of golems
around these days that couldn't be told from true-born people, so why hadn't Korneth
gotten one of the better ones?  Did he WANT to be found out?
     "That is not the king."  The voice was low, positive, dangerous.
     Herlas's hands twitched on the reins of the horse he was riding just behind the
carriage, but he managed (he hoped) a suitably casual air as he glanced to the side.
Damn.  Lady Protector Sir Crystal Fireblade, a royal knight.  He hadn't realized she
was in town.  Did Korneth know?  More important, what was he, Herlas, going to do?
The lady knight had a formidable reputation and had been pledged to serve the king
directly as his protector.  Hundreds of different calculations of the odds of this or
that tumbled through the mage's brain.  Finally he shrugged.  "No.  I argued against
this display, but..."
     "Where IS the king?"
     "I don't know.  I asked, early on.  Didn't get a clear answer, and... it was
made clear to me that I shouldn't ask again."
     A faint, ladylike snort.  "Probably not."  She was silent for a moment.  "I went
with the king to the Isle--some time ago.  He vanished.  Completely vanished.  I have
been hunting for him since then, on the Isle and in other places that can be reached
from there.  At first, there were rumors that he might have passed through.  Nothing
I could trace.  Then fewer rumors, then none.  Finally I came back."  Her voice was
bitter, and still dangerous.
     "I have heard some people say--whisper--that the king has sought his own
happiness in some other dimension where he can still have his princess wife with
him," Herlas offered.
     "If that should be true, I think the less of him for it," she snapped.  "It
isn't a king's business to seek his own happiness, especially at the expense of his
responsibilities to his people."
     Herlas did not say that such a sense of responsibility was hard to imagine.
Once it would have been, but lately he was beginning to wonder.  Still, if the king
truly was gone--or dead--and without heirs, what was there left?  "What do you
propose to do?" he asked.
     "It was not the king's intention to abandon Andoria, on that last trip to the
Isle," she said slowly.  "Mind you don't let your illusion slip!"
     Herlas adjusted it hastily.
     "So I think someone persuaded him--I do not know what means might have been
used, but it could have been done, I think--and whisked him away.  That person, I
will find."  Her hand clenched on the reins of her mount.  "Oh, yes, I will find him.
Or HER, if it was--"
     It was Herlas's turn to give warning.  The Grey Witch had ears everywhere.  "Do
not mention that person!"
     She took a deep breath and let it out slowly.  "Yes.  No names without proof."
     "And no vengeance without proof."  Gods, the irony that HE, Herlas of Zensu,
should be the one to argue prudence and fair dealing!  "And what good will it do
Andoria, when your vengeance has fallen on the deserving party?"
     "Who will be king then?  Or will the League fall apart and be subject to the
attacks of its neighbors--many of whom do not love it."
     "I hadn't thought beyond--  I don't know who will take the throne," the lady
knight said.  After a moment, she added, "We're facing a civil war, aren't we?"
     "I think so, yes.  That is why, one reason why, I have gone along with this
travesty."  He gestured at the golem.  "It buys a little time."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 298): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 597): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 597): STEWART of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 590): DONDRIC of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 586): MORLIN POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 586): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 583): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 579): STONE COLD of WRESTLEMANIACS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 548): CHUCK ELVIS of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 539): GUNS OF BRIXTON of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 530): BANNIR PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 245): PAINFUL PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 432): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 199): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 482): JOHN BOBBIT of DEATH BY STUPIDITY (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 298): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 597): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 590): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 586): MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 586): BARHOPPERS II (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 583): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 579): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 548): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 539): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 530): THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 245): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 432): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 199): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 482): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 298): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 596): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               DELIA'S GONE of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 597): STEWART of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
                          GINKOR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 586): MORLIN POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 583): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
                           IRIS of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 578): WORLD CHUMPS of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
                         WINDSONG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 547): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 530): BANNIR PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  
PATRONAS VERITAS now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  It was a 
tough week for HELL'S BELLES, to drop 5 places in the rankings.  Coming up with a 
solid 4-1-0 outing, NIGHT'S GUARDIANS has advanced 6 places in the rankings.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for KEEPER OF SECRETS, who flew up 18 points in the rankings 
after mashing THUNK like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was THUNK, who dropped 14 points after a disappointing (to say 
the least) bout with KEEPER OF SECRETS.  It's a proud day for the IMMORTALS stable, 
as their warrior, SLY APPARITION, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  An apple a day 
keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad BULLDOGS?  Big bad BULLDOGS.  
Big bad BULLDOGS.  ARUAK CITY's afraid of the big bad BULLDOGS.  Tra la la la la!  
For those of you who like math, try this one:  BULLDOGS + Weapons That go Boom = 
TECHNO 8 + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, HORSEFLY would 
be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  Was it guts or 
an overtaxed mental capacity that had TALKHIS challenge up 45 points in the rankings 
to take on SILVER SNAIL?  I heard TALKHIS laughed all the way to the inn as his new 
point total of 102 was posted in the arena.  I guess beating SILVER SNAIL really 
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ARUAK CITY giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLY APPARITION 7000          15   9  1   144       IMMORTALS (85)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONEWOLF 5505                 36   8  0   164       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
-LILAC LIZARD 6964            20   3  0   115       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 LITTLE CROW 6007             14   2  1   111       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 BARK 6915                    22  15  0   104       BULLDOGS (157)
 GALLOWS POLE 5496            18   9  0   104       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-BLACK EYE 6946               14   6  0   102       COLORIFIC (511)
 TALKHIS 5143                 10   3  1   102       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
-SNOW WHITE 7010              12   3  0   100       COLORIFIC (511)
 ERITHE ENDIREDRE 5141         8   5  0   100       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 HORSEFLY 6860                16  29  0    98       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 ECRU ELEPHANT 7005           12   4  0    98       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 PONY 6820                    20  33  0    93       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 SMUSH 6916                   15   3  0    92       NEVERWAKE (508)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FILET MIGNON 6981            19   8  1    85       BULLDOGS (157)
 SILVER SNAIL 7006            12   3  1    78       ANIMAL FARM (510)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINTER DAWN 7014              5   0  0    73       WOLFBROTHERS (506)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JON FLUTE 6922               13  25  0    64       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-BROWN NOSE 6939               5   1  0    63       COLORIFIC (511)
 TRIPPER 7093                  5   5  0    62       TECHNO 8 (609)
-SLAG 6947                     8   3  0    59       NEVERWAKE (508)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOEBRINGER 7049               4   0  1    56       NEVERWAKE (508)
-HARLIN DOBBS 5486            10   8  1    55       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 KEEPER OF SECRETS 5814        6   2  0    55       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 LETHANDER 5265                7   3  0    53       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
-GREEN THUMB 6830             11   9  0    52       COLORIFIC (511)
 SARAH BELLUM 7003             7   8  0    51       HELL'S BELLES (68)
-CAT RIO 597                   9  19  1    47       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 PUPPY LOVE 7026               9   7  0    47       BULLDOGS (157)
 THUNK 7090                    6   4  1    45       TECHNO 8 (609)
-PIGSTICKER 7035               4   0  0    42       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 TRUFFLE 7091                  7   3  0    41       TECHNO 8 (609)
 SEPHIROTH 5854                5   2  0    41       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 GRAVETWIST 5253               3   4  0    40       ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)
-YELLOW FEVER 6978             6   1  0    37       COLORIFIC (511)
-BUTTER BURRO 7062             6   0  0    37       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-DICKY V GOES POSTAL 6940      1   4  0    37       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM SAWYER 7101               4   4  1    32       IMMORTALS (85)
-VIXEN LA RUE 7063             5   5  0    31       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 CINDERELLA MAN 7102           4   4  0    31       IMMORTALS (85)
 ANGELFIRE 7095                2   0  0    31       NEVERWAKE (508)
 DIN WHITEBLADE 7027           6  10  2    30       IMMORTALS (85)
 DOUCEZ WYLDE 7089             4   4  2    28       HELL'S BELLES (68)
-BOWIE-KNIFE 7071              2   2  0    28       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 MOCHA MONKEY 7107             4   1  0    26       ANIMAL FARM (510)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORKING MAN 7087              5   5  0    20       IMMORTALS (85)
 DIAZINON 5812                 5   3  0    19       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 TOM 7127                      2   0  0    15       TECHNO 8 (609)
 BEAN SIDHE 7130               1   0  0    13       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 AANADIEN 5900                 2   3  0    12       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 LURKING GRUE 7123             2   1  0    11       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 TWOFLOWER 7120                2   2  0     8       TECHNO 8 (609)
-ROXANNA DEHEDD 7097           1   5  0     8       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 SONG OF SUMMER 7119           1   4  0     7       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 STABLEBOY 7118                0   5  0     5       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 PENNYWISE 7129                0   2  0     2       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LEATHER HIDE 7106       4  1 0 BULLDOGS 157         TALKHIS 5143          597   
JUSTICE 7126            1  1 0 NEVERWAKE 508        DOUCEZ WYLDE 7089     597   
DA WOLF 7131            0  1 0 WOLFBROTHERS 506     DEVELLAN JARA         598  NONE
DA WOLF 2 7132          0  1 0 WOLFBROTHERS 506     DARK CHAMPION         598  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, Patronas Veritas, Leather Hide did not have much of a chance with Talkhis, did
he?  With only 4 FE, the MUGS gave him a deadly task, it seems.  Leather Hide was a
pretty decent basher at 17-9-9-17-9-6-17 being bonused in Init (+4) and damage.  We
will miss him. -- Kennelworth

Congratulations to Onewolf, the new Duelmaster, who doesn't seem the least tired
after that 67 minute battle.  Salute.  Duelmasters drink free at The Bulldog Inn. --

Technogeek -- Finally, on a 62 point turn, you are going to say it is you?  Well
done, and welcome. -- Kennelworth
P.S.  Fandil The Wise sends his regards.

Ed -- The jealousy was not just dripping.  It was oozing. -- Kennelworth

Me makum one lastum win for the Gipper, How! -- Chief Sitting Bull

Onewolf -- You showed me who was the most enduring.  Salute. -- Filet Mignon (feeling

Truffle -- Now, now.  Tell that Technogeek to leave me alone.  I'm not his type. --
Puppy Love

Veteran Merc -- I enjoyed it. -- Bark

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Salute to Aruak City, the Heart And Soul of Andoria. --

Blimey!  Me Critters bea on a roll.  Pieces o eight!  8-2!  Aye. -- Mino

Veteran Mercenary, Khalhums Dwarf -- Thanks for being there. -- Ecru Elephant and
Silver Snail

Stableboy -- Bring me a large mocha, please. -- Mocha Monkey

Puppy Love -- That's how we treat bad dogs! -- Truffle

Lethander -- It must be embarrassing to be you. -- Thunk

Vixen -- That was... pleasant. -- -- Tripper

Song of Summer -- Ah, those lazy summer days. -- Twoflower

Pennwise -- Are you missing a Y somewhere? -- Tom

Technogeek -- Welcome to Aruak.  You've been doing well here just like your
Deathtongue in Ardivent.  I guess Adie should come back here since we're all here. --

Do I get to fight the mighty Onewolf?  Time will tell. -- Sly Apparition

Night's Guardians -- Good job with your two wins against us. -- Dartor

Kennelworth -- Thanks for the welcome.  Talkhis has been made to understand that
dicing up warriors of only manager to welcome us back is a no-no, but I'm sure you'll
be underscoring that point shortly. -- Ichabod

Stableboy -- Well, _I_ don't remember any promises, and if you got the wrong
impression, that's just too bad.  Apparently Justice got the wrong idea too.  What's
a girl to do?  All I was trying to do was keep his meathooks off me, and look what
happened. -- Doucez Wylde

Wow!  Driving to the Isle in a Pinto!  The Chief sure knows how to impress the
ladies. -- Hell's Belles

Erithe Endiredre -- That's a mouthful of a name for someone so small.  I guess that's
why (ouch) you beat me, you've had to be aggressive to stand up under it.  Go aggress
at someone else, okay? -- Jon Flute

Little Crow -- (wincing)  Not the spurs! -- Pony

Twoflower -- JUST what I needed, to be beaten up by a tourist. -- Song of Summer

Smush -- Ah.  You like that or something? -- Horsefly the confused but willing
P.S.  Dwarves are strange.

Mocha Monkey -- Chocolate makes me dizzy, okay?  Come without the cocoa bean
necklace, and it could be a different story. -- Stableboy

17 July 2008
All -- Many of you know me and many more don't, but I will be scarce for a few
months.  I am relocating, so look for my presence online!  As my will, so mote it
be! -- Abraxis

8 July 2008
                                 *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
        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

     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.

        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.

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
        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.

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

Contest will begin in November following the Fall Mail In Tournament.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA WOLF 2 was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA WOLF was slaughtered by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
WINTER DAWN handily defeated JON FLUTE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BARK won victory over HORSEFLY in a popular 2 minute master's Challenge brawl.
TALKHIS overpowered SILVER SNAIL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ERITHE ENDIREDRE devastated PONY in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
TRIPPER beat SARAH BELLUM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory Challenge brawl.
SEPHIROTH handily defeated DIN WHITEBLADE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
AANADIEN was vanquished by TOM SAWYER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LURKING GRUE won victory over SONG OF SUMMER in a 1 minute novice's Challenge duel.
ANGELFIRE overpowered WORKING MAN in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge match.
MOCHA MONKEY overpowered TWOFLOWER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ONEWOLF was viciously subdued by SLY APPARITION in a 5 minute master's Title conflict.
GALLOWS POLE slimly won victory over FILET MIGNON in a 79 minute master's bout.
ECRU ELEPHANT lost to LITTLE CROW in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.
SMUSH vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
THUNK was unbelievably bested by KEEPER OF SECRETS in a 2 minute gory brawl.
LETHANDER beat TRUFFLE in a 3 minute match.
GRAVETWIST was luckily beaten by PUPPY LOVE in a exciting 4 minute gory bout.
DIAZINON was overcome by CINDERELLA MAN in a 2 minute bloody competition.
DOUCEZ WYLDE overpowered PENNYWISE in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
STABLEBOY was overpowered by TOM in a 2 minute uneven fray.
BEAN SIDHE handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         AIMED BLOW        29 -  17 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         TOTAL PARRY       63 -  52 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  28 -  3      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  22 -  1      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    45 -  58 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  30 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  10 -  1      29  |

Turn 598 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  8         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SLY APPARITION 7000        15   9  1  144 IMMORTALS (85)
TOTAL PARRY      ONEWOLF 5505               36   8  0  164 WOLFBROTHERS (506)
WALL OF STEEL    BARK 6915                  22  15  0  104 BULLDOGS (157)
SLASHING ATTACK  TALKHIS 5143               10   3  1  102 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
BASHING ATTACK   ECRU ELEPHANT 7005         12   4  0   98 ANIMAL FARM (510)
STRIKING ATTACK  WINTER DAWN 7014            5   0  0   73 WOLFBROTHERS (506)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PONY 6820.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SLY APPARITION 7000.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRAVETWIST 5253, ECRU 
6916, THUNK 7090, LETHANDER 5265, and TRUFFLE 7091.

The least popular fighter this week was GALLOWS POLE 5496.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FILET MIGNON 6981, STABLEBOY 7118, ONEWOLF 5505, TWOFLOWER 
PONY 6820, and SILVER SNAIL 7006.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PONY (11-6820) KRILL CAVALRY (374)