Date   : 08/15/2008    Duedate: 08/28/2008


DM-11    TURN-600

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-7000) [16-10-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ONEWOLF                        POSITION IS EMPTY
WOLFBROTHERS (506)             
(11-5505) [37-9-0,168]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JON FLUTE                      ECRU ELEPHANT
KRILL CAVALRY (374)            ANIMAL FARM (510)
(11-6922) [14-26-0,81]         (11-7005) [13-4-0,103]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)     58
2. IMMORTALS (85)              42      COLORIFIC (511)
3. ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)    39      Unchartered Team
4. WOLFBROTHERS (506)          24
5. NEVERWAKE (508)             20       (153)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*B.C.'S FINEST (605)        1   0  0  100   1/ 3 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)  10  5 1
 2/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)          361 183 12 66.4   2/ 8 IMMORTALS (85)            7  8 1
 3/ 4 ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)   9   5  1 64.3   3/ 1 TECHNO 8 (609)            7  8 1
 4/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1128 639 38 63.8   4/ 4 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      6  0 0
 5/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)           %1021 758 30 57.4   5/ 9 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       6  8 0
 6/ 7 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      60  48  3 55.6   6/ 5 NEVERWAKE (508)           5  3 1
 7/ 0 DIRE FATE (42)           101  86  9 54.0   7/12 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        5  7 0
 8/ 6 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    39  34  1 53.4   8/ 2 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    5  9 0
 9/ 8 TECHNO 8 (609)            32  28  3 53.3   9/10 COLORIFIC (511)           4  1 0
10/ 9 WOLFBROTHERS (506)       112 107  7 51.1  10/ 6 ANIMAL FARM (510)         4  6 0
11/10 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)   98  94  5 51.0  11/14 ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  3  0 1
12/11 NEVERWAKE (508)          155 153 19 50.3  12/11 HELL'S BELLES (68)        3  8 1
13/12 IMMORTALS (85)           906 %1019 72 47.1  13/ 7 BULLDOGS (157)            3  8 0
14-14*ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)      4   6  0 40.0  14-15*B.C.'S FINEST (605)       1  0 0
15/15 HELL'S BELLES (68)        51  91  5 35.9  15-13*ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)     1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/16 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      368 657  8 35.9  16/ 0 DIRE FATE (42)            0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     We Bulldogs would appreciate it if all teams, old and new, would conform to the
environment established for Aruak City many years ago.  As the Heart & Soul of
Andoria, the principles and beliefs are different than in many other arenas.
     Aruak Citians believe in a higher level of sportsmanship and that life is to be
revered.  Therefore:
     (1) Downchallenging (based on recognition points) is unacceptable--except for
         The Duelmaster.
     (2) It is expected that warriors will not aim for vitals, leading to longer
     (3) Kill desires are expected to be 6 or lower.
     (4) Personal ads and Duelmaster Columns are expected.
     (5) When accidental kills occur, we acknowledge the accident and often
     (6) While it is not demanded, many managers limit bloodfeuds to one avenging,
         and will not challenge down to do so.
     (7) We are friendly and reasonably courteous to each other.
Many find it difficult to live in this environment.  Others, including darkholmian-
based, honor the Aruak environment while fighting here.  It is true that "the rules"
do not mandate any of the above, but they are the expected mode when participating in
The Heart & Soul Of Andoria, Aruak City.
     Please give the arena and its established managers the courtesy of living and
thriving within its expectations.  Health.  Humility.  Honor.
               Kennelworth, Manager Of Bulldogs
                                   Proprietor Of The Bulldog Inn

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

On the shores of a lake:

     Senator Sedalia stared at the magicians with consternation and displeasure.
     The magicians stared back, in much the same mood.  The one who seemed to be in
charge repeated his statement of position.  "We came here to summon lesser daemons to
deal with certain problems in Istoreth," he said.  "You appeared in response to that
spell.  Therefore you are the summoned daemons and must do our bidding."
     "And what if we can't deal with your problems?" Sedalia asked.  There might be
some value in passing through Istoreth--a city on the Skaithvarn Peninsula, as he
recalled--in the character of magical spirits.  And some risks.
     The chief magician scowled.  "Then you are the wrong daemons and must be
dismissed out of hand."  His scowl deepened, and he tapped his wand on the palm of
his other hand.  "A task which I am prepared to undertake without delay, it that
should prove... necessary."
     "Or any of us!" another mage added.
     "Summoned daemons should not be so quarrelsome," a third said.  His fingers were
twitching.  Since he was the one standing by the altar holding the knife (the victim
appeared to have been a rabbit), this was not encouraging.
     Sedalia was quiet for a moment, reviewing what facts he had, then nodded
sharply.  "It appears to me that you and we have been the victims of a daemonic
prank.  Just as you cast your spell, your net, as it were, into the immaterial world,
my comrade and I were attempting to escape the magical bounds of the Isle of the Eye.
And some mischievous daemon, seeing a way to escape the spell himself, guided us into
it in his place."  The senator shrugged.  "You have, in a way, done us a favor.  So
we will, so far as we can, return that favor by attempting whatever it was you wanted
the daemon to do."
     The mages all stared at him fixedly for several moments, then turned to their
leader, consulting with glances.
     Behind him, Gissanniah pinched his arm.  "You don't know what they might want,"
she said, keeping her voice low.  "We aren't demons--"
    "Freely granted," Sedalia said, "though some might argue that politicians do fall
into that category.  But they weren't fishing for demons.  'Lesser daemons', minor
spirits of some kind.  And we are ingenious and capable.  We may be able to handle
whatever is afoot."
     "The spell specified that certain abilities believed necessary would be present,
and you could not have been substituted if you did not have them," the chief mage
said.  "Therefore, we will allow you the attempt."  He gestured toward a grove of
trees farther along the shore, where a carriage could be glimpsed.  "Let us be away
to Istoreth and put it to the test."

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #10 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Between Tarrgir and Andor:

     "I don't believe this!" Fandil said.  "After all these years of harmony, they're
just turning on their neighbors--"
     Lenpro held up a hand to stop his companion.  "Fandil, we could debate and
analyze till the cows grow wings, but it wouldn't do a bit of good.  Just a post
mortem:  How did the old Andorian League die?  What we need is to act.  Keep it
alive, make it stronger, a *new* Andorian League.  Start thinking about that."
     The old mage opened his mouth, then closed it again and frowned.  Finally he
ndded.  "You're right.  Okay.  Everything we've been able to find out indicates that
the king is dead or vanished, no one knows exactly how, but gone for good."
     "Right.  Somebody can investigate that later, if somebody wants to, but that's
done."  Lenpro glanced over his shoulder at Tarrgir, fading into the distance behind
them.  "Even if the king was found and returned to Andor, I don't think he'd be able
to rule effectively now."
     "But somebody has to," Fandil said, nodding.  "Not just to oversee the details
of government--although somebody should keep all those bureaucrats under close watch!
     Lenpro laughed.  "I suppose 'all those bureaucrats' are watching each other very
closely right now, making sure nobody gets more than their share of the power."
     "Maybe so, but all they can do is keep it grinding along in the same old way,
and slowing down and dying in its tracks, if we could see a long view.  No.  We need
a visible head of the government, a king or whatever, to form the pole around which
the new Andorian League will crystalize."
     "Right," Lenpro said again.  "And it should be someone whose claim to that role
is beyond dispute.  Andoria doesn't have *time* for internal disputes right now, not
with hostile and greedy neighbors.  So it has to be Emperor Alonj of Fratsfa."
     Fandil was silent for several minutes while their mounts negotiated a badly
graded slope and a weedy ford.  Then he sighed.  "I see your logic.  The baron of
Ardivent is an elf, the head of the Aruaki Clanholds is an Aruaki.  Neither would be
acceptable at this time to the rest of the Andorian population, even if they wanted
to take on the job.  The High Thane of Convincia... isn't really up for the job, and
he's old.  With the defection of Aradi, a Raltuman wouldn't be trusted.  So that only
leaves a Fratsfan, and their ruler is human, the right age, and legitimate.  But
there is a persistent rumor that he's a half-wit, you know.  Even if it isn't true,
that will undermine the confidence of--"
     "Lady Fern says he's capable enough," Lenpro said.  "But that's a secondary
factor.  He's the right man to serve as a figurehead for a new Andoria, so he's
hereby elected."
     "Whether he wants the job or not?"
     "Whether or not," Lenpro said.  He reined his horse to the right at a fork.
"Which is why we're going to Fratsfa instead of Andor."


     Crystal Fireblade flicked a glance at the golem of the king, considering it and
dismissing it.  "It won't buy us much time," she said.  "You can make it look like a
king, but you can't make it act like one."
     "There is a rumor," Herlas said, "a whisper of a rumor among the clerks at the
palace, that the golem is intended to announce its abdication in favor of some other
person.  Maybe not today, but soon--we aren't the only ones who know this won't work
for long."
     "Ah... probably Lord Korneth of Sengir."
     "I have never heard of this Korneth, or of Sengir," the knight said.  "What do
you know of him?"
     "Little more than you do.  He is as ambitious as any man I've ever seen.
Ruthless.  As to his background, nothing.  People who asked questions when he first
appeared... disappeared."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 299): MISS TOOK of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 599): SNOW WHITE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 599): LRB of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 592): DONDRIC of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 588): DAVID WAYBUR of MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 588): STAN DAUFF of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 585): ALEGRIA of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 581): OUTBACK JACK of WRESTLEMANIACS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 550): BELA LUGOSI of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 541): GUNS OF BRIXTON of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 532): GODZILLA of THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 246): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 434): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 200): ALBURQUERQUE of WESTERN FRONTIER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 484): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 299): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 599): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 592): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 588): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 588): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 585): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 581): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 550): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 541): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 532): THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 246): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 434): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 200): OUT OF THIS WORLD (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 484): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 298): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 599): BLACK EYES of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                   (turn 598): PONY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 592): DONDRIC of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, it seems only right that a princess be at the realm in Aruak City, doesn't
it?  I was surprised, but pleased to match up with Sly, especially since I double-
challenged him.  The gods take care of us royalty; we pay them enough!  Oh, it wasn't
easy beating Sly Apparition, as he was hard to hit, but I persevered.  I did.  And
now I am Duelmaster.
     Usually one uses this forum to speak about one's own self, but I would rather
tell you about my friend Black Eye who was just promoted to Lord Protector.  Way to
go, Blackie!
     Black Eye started as a 12-10-9-17-15-10-11 stereotypical slasher.  He was hosed
in damage (one ST bump to good) and +3 attack.  He learned pretty early on to like
the broadsword (43-168-19) but he also used the scimitar (10-39-9) well.  He learned
skills pretty quickly at a 2.31 skill/fight ratio.  He didn't seem to want to learn
decise (boo!), but surely loved those parry skills!  (boo)  It is amazing he did so
well, finishing 15-6-0.  He ended only master initiative and adex attack.  His faves
were BS/VH/LO and his favorite learn--parry!  I understand he plans to retire.
     What next for me?  Well, I guess I should challenge and avoid someone, and there
are a lot of total parries and aimers just waiting.  We shall see what Purple people
Eater says.
     Come and get me everyone.  But you'll have to get through my friends the Seven
Dwarfs first!  (ha ha)
     Snow White, Proud Colorific

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ARUAK CITY?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, TECHNO 8, since NIGHT'S 
GUARDIANS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If this keeps up, 
PATRONAS VERITAS, you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 6 in 
the rankings?  IMMORTALS turned their 3-2-1 turn into a 2nd place rank in the 
listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm 
impressed, a 3-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, WOLFBROTHERS, the Fates teach 
humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
DICKY V GOES POSTAL win a fight and gain 24 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SHOTGUN 
GANDHI beat ERITHE ENDIREDRE and ERITHE ENDIREDRE lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster SLY APPARITION challenged this 
turn.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as SLY APPARITION 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, 
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
ARUAK CITY, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  BULLDOGS the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was NIGHT'S GUARDIANS.  Ha ha ha 
ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, HORSEFLY was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  Looks like time for laurels or hemlock, 
WINTER DAWN was challenged by SARAH BELLUM, who was ranked 26 points below her.  Not 
that I'm surprised or anything, but SARAH BELLUM lost to WINTER DAWN, leaving the 
latter lower for recognition points.  And we have KEEPER OF SECRETS in a challenge, 
going down 13 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought KEEPER OF SECRETS showed 
great skill and promise when it subdued BUTTER BURRO.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Now hey, I like to see a death as much as the next 
guy, but hey PATRONAS VERITAS, whyja send DIAZINON to the Dark Arena, look at his 
record, huh?  And what a stunning loss we have here, boys and girls, DOUCEZ WYLDE of 
HELL'S BELLES has added the final loss to hers 4-5-2.  Tee hee!  Let's see, 8-4-0.  
Pretty good record for a living warrior.  A sad one though, for a dead one.  Such is 
the case for LETHANDER of PATRONAS VERITAS.  Tsk.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  
TRUFFLE, a glorious 7-4-0 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad TECHNO 8.  
Seriously now, is it really honorable for SMUSH from NEVERWAKE to kill DOUCEZ WYLDE 
and give HELL'S BELLES the chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  It's about time 
DOUCEZ WYLDE got beat for picking on warriors like SMUSH.  Bravo, NEVERWAKE.  See you 
at The Victory Tavern.  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to see 
TRIPPER and TECHNO 8 at The Victory Tavern tonight celebrating their bloodfeud 
victory over ROXANNA DEHEDD.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through 
use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of ARUAK CITY.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLY APPARITION 7000          16  10  1   114       IMMORTALS (85)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONEWOLF 5505                 37   9  0   168       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 LITTLE CROW 6007             16   2  1   127       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-LILAC LIZARD 6964            20   3  0   115       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 GALLOWS POLE 5496            20   9  0   112       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 ECRU ELEPHANT 7005           13   4  0   103       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-FILET MIGNON 6981            20   8  1   102       BULLDOGS (157)
 SMUSH 6916                   17   3  1   102       NEVERWAKE (508)
 BARK 6915                    22  16  0   100       BULLDOGS (157)
 HORSEFLY 6860                17  30  0    99       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 SHOTGUN GANDHI 6760           6   0  0    96       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 SILVER SNAIL 7006            13   4  1    91       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 SNOW WHITE 7010              13   4  0    91       COLORIFIC (511)
-TALKHIS 5143                 10   4  1    91       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINTER DAWN 7014              7   0  0    86       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 DICKY V GOES POSTAL 6940      3   4  1    82       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 JON FLUTE 6922               14  26  0    81       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 ERITHE ENDIREDRE 5141         8   7  0    77       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 KEEPER OF SECRETS 5814        8   2  0    70       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROWN NOSE 6939               5   1  0    63       COLORIFIC (511)
 SEPHIROTH 5854                6   3  1    61       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 THUNK 7090                    8   4  2    60       TECHNO 8 (609)
-SLAG 6947                     8   3  0    59       NEVERWAKE (508)
-GRAVETWIST 5253               4   4  0    57       ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARAH BELLUM 7003             8   9  0    56       HELL'S BELLES (68)
-WOEBRINGER 7049               4   0  1    56       NEVERWAKE (508)
-HARLIN DOBBS 5486            10   8  1    55       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-GREEN THUMB 6830             11   9  0    52       COLORIFIC (511)
 CAT RIO 597                   9  21  1    49       HELL'S BELLES (68)
-CEREAL KILLER 642             8   5  0    49       DIRE FATE (42)
 TRIPPER 7093                  6   6  0    48       TECHNO 8 (609)
-YELLOW FEVER 6978             7   1  0    47       COLORIFIC (511)
 CINDERELLA MAN 7102           5   5  0    45       IMMORTALS (85)
-PIGSTICKER 7035               4   0  0    42       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 BUTTER BURRO 7062             7   1  0    40       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 ANGELFIRE 7095                3   1  0    38       NEVERWAKE (508)
-SACRED WARS SMURF 776         5   7  0    37       DIRE FATE (42)
 PUPPY LOVE 7026               9   9  0    36       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAN SIDHE 7130               3   0  0    31       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM SAWYER 7101               5   5  2    29       IMMORTALS (85)
-BOWIE-KNIFE 7071              2   2  0    28       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 WORKING MAN 7087              6   6  0    24       IMMORTALS (85)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STABLEBOY 7118                2   5  0    23       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-THE LARANI NYMPH 777          6   4  0    22       DIRE FATE (42)
 ROXANNA DEHEDD 7097           2   6  1    22       HELL'S BELLES (68)
-STICKY ICKY 7066              1   0  0    21       B.C.'S FINEST (605)
 SONG OF SUMMER 7119           3   4  0    19       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 MOCHA MONKEY 7107             4   3  0    15       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 CLAW 7146                     1   0  0    15       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 TWOFLOWER 7120                3   3  0    13       TECHNO 8 (609)
 PENNYWISE 7129                1   3  0    13       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 TERI 7144                     1   0  0     5       TECHNO 8 (609)
 PUP TENT 7134                 0   2  0     2       BULLDOGS (157)
 MIXED BREED 7135              0   2  0     2       BULLDOGS (157)
 JON LLOWLANDER 7148           0   1  0     1       IMMORTALS (85)

'-' 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  REVENGED
TURPENTINE ELF 6741     2  3 0 DIRE FATE 42         TOM SAWYER 7101       600   
DOUCEZ WYLDE 7089       4  6 2 HELL'S BELLES 68     SMUSH 6916            600   
VIXEN LA RUE 7063       5  6 0 HELL'S BELLES 68     THUNK 7090            599   
JUSTICE 7126            1  1 0 NEVERWAKE 508        DOUCEZ WYLDE 7089     597  JUST REVENGED
SACRIFICE 7147          0  1 0 NEVERWAKE 508        DARK CHAMPION         600  NONE
POODOO 7149             0  1 0 NIGHT'S GUARDIAN 474 SPYMASTER             600  NONE
AANADIEN 5900           2  5 0 PATRONAS VERITAS 470 STONE GOLEM           600  NONE
DIAZINON 5812           6  4 0 PATRONAS VERITAS 470 DEVELLAN JARA         600  NONE
LETHANDER 5265          8  4 0 PATRONAS VERITAS 470 DICKY V GOES POS 6940 600   
TOM 7127                2  1 0 TECHNO 8 609         ROXANNA DEHEDD 7097   599  JUST REVENGED
TRUFFLE 7091            7  5 0 TECHNO 8 609         SEPHIROTH 5854        600   
DA WOLF 5 7145          0  1 0 WOLFBROTHERS 506     WURM KIN              600  NONE

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TURF WAR!  Please note the all-arena ads going around, with Turf War VI being held in
slow-arena North Fork (currently titled SCOMSS Swamp) in November.  There is little
time left to get a team or on a team and join in the fun.  Will you be one of those
who dethrones current champs SCOMSS? -- North Fork Gazette Publicist

Congratulations to Snow White Of Colorifics, Duelmaster of Aruak City.  Duelmasters
drink free at The Bulldog Inn.  (We hear she is a teetotaler, but we do serve goat's
milk.) -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Whoa, not a good start for my two newbies going 0-2 right out of the box.  Both Mixed
Breed and Pup Tent have a lot to learn. -- Kennelworth

Dartor -- Your comment was heard.  Note the spotlight. -- Kennelworth
P.S.  Great DM Column, Sir.

Talkhis -- Take THAT, you meanie!  Why, you probably put catsup on your steak! --
Filet Mignon

Horsefly -- Brush and gargle?  Gasp!  I would rather sleep and eat. -- Bark

Lethander -- You were too much for me. -- Puppy Love

Bean Sidhe -- You had me at hello. -- Mixed Breed

Sticky Icky -- All I had simply wasn't enough, I guess.  Salute. -- Pup Tent

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Aruak City, Heart & Soul Of Andoria. -- Kennelworth

Yo, Dartor, me lad, yon landlubber, Kennelworth, bea 'dressin' yer issue.  Aye. --
Mino, Animal Farm

Dicky V. -- YOU! -- Mocha Monkey

Little Crow -- That wasn't just a little crow I swallowed.  You handled me with ease.
Well done. -- Silver Snail (feeling like a slug)

Sephiroth -- Perhaps it was my day.  No oleo for me! -- Butter Burro

Champion Snow White!  Another Colorific delight!  Must be the manager!  And wasn't
that a 3-0?! -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

Angelfire -- I thought I might be a bit rusty, but I did seem to come out gunnin'.
I'd rather fight you now than later! -- Yellow Fever, Proud Colorific

Onewolf -- I squeaked out a win.  Thanks for catapulting me out of here.  Should we
make it two of three for my last fight? -- Black Eye, Proud Colorific

Sly Apparition -- I will take that win.  I am not so sure it would happen that way
were we to fight again.  Maybe we will see.... -- Snow White, Proud Colorific

Hells Belles -- Hmm, It seems we have come out even on that exchange. ;p --

Gravetwist -- Oh wow, I like thought you were some new drink, and I like totally
spaced. -- Tripper

Keeper of Secrets -- Aw, come on, just a hint? -- Truffle

Vixen -- Poke, poke...nope, not moving. -- Thunk

Tom was an experiment, 9/10/10/12/17/5/21, AB. -- Technogeek

Aanadien -- Mind if I take a picture? -- Twoflower

I just thought I would stop in for a turn to see if I recognize any old faces.  Nope.
Just a bunch of ugly new ones.  Later. -- Turpentine Elf

Snow White -- Congrats on winning the title.  I knew I should have avoided Colorific.
-- Sly Apparition

Kennelworth -- I see you're finally using some of those name I gave you.  Nice. --

Congrats to all those who are here for the 600th round of fights at Aruak City.  I
hope you are all still here when we get to 700. -- Dartor

Erithe Endiredre -- Listen, I can just about get your name spelled correctly, don't
expect anything more in a personal from me. -- Horsefly, not an intellectual giant
but so what?

Pennywise -- Ah.  And is the other half true, too? -- Song of Summer

Gallows Pole -- Whew!  Glad I'm leaving.  I think I've about played out this
"gladiation" hand. -- Pony

Cat Rio -- A cat's a cat for all that. -- Jon Flute

A Cult Member?  Pah. -- Stableboy

Congratulations to Black Eye. -- Jorja and Krill Cavalry

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

9 August 2008
All -- We are currently looking for capable manager that will give the Desolate
Empire Alliance a full roster for the Turf War.  We currently have four (4) roster
slots that are open to capable managers without questionable morals.  If interested
for the Turf War, contact:  Lamar Treas-Wilson, Dok Sik, Dok Sik Killas DM 47

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

DIAZINON was butchered by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
AANADIEN was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a action packed 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
POODOO was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA WOLF 5 was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
SACRIFICE was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SMUSH murdered DOUCEZ WYLDE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
CAT RIO was viciously subdued by THUNK in a 2 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.
TRIPPER savagely defeated ROXANNA DEHEDD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
SHOTGUN GANDHI handily defeated ERITHE ENDIREDRE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SNOW WHITE was vanquished by SLY APPARITION in a 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
GALLOWS POLE unbelievably bested HORSEFLY in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
LETHANDER was assassinated by DICKY V GOES POSTAL in a 1 minute Challenge match.
KEEPER OF SECRETS overpowered BUTTER BURRO in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SARAH BELLUM was demolished by WINTER DAWN in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
ANGELFIRE devastated WORKING MAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
TWOFLOWER was unbelievably bested by STABLEBOY in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
MIXED BREED was handily defeated by SONG OF SUMMER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
BARK was savagely defeated by LITTLE CROW in a 6 minute expert's struggle.
BLACK EYE bested CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
ECRU ELEPHANT savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 3 minute brutal bout.
ONEWOLF luckily beat JON FLUTE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody veteran's match.
SILVER SNAIL devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TRUFFLE was slaughtered by SEPHIROTH in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PUPPY LOVE was viciously subdued by CINDERELLA MAN in a action packed 3 minute duel.
TURPENTINE ELF was assassinated by TOM SAWYER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MOCHA MONKEY was overpowered by BEAN SIDHE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PENNYWISE savagely defeated PUP TENT in a popular 3 minute gory duel.
CLAW demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
JON LLOWLANDER lost to TERI in a 4 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        30 -  18 -  2      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       57 -  48 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  27 -  3      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  23 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  61 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  35 -  4      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  10 -  1      29  |

Turn 600 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     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  6         5  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  6         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         5 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  3                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SLY APPARITION 7000        16  10  1  114 IMMORTALS (85)
TOTAL PARRY      ONEWOLF 5505               37   9  0  168 WOLFBROTHERS (506)
BASHING ATTACK   ECRU ELEPHANT 7005         13   4  0  103 ANIMAL FARM (510)
WALL OF STEEL    BARK 6915                  22  16  0  100 BULLDOGS (157)
LUNGING ATTACK   SILVER SNAIL 7006          13   4  1   91 ANIMAL FARM (510)
STRIKING ATTACK  SNOW WHITE 7010            13   4  0   91 COLORIFIC (511)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JON FLUTE 6922.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ECRU ELEPHANT 7005.  The ten other most popular fighters were AANADIEN 5900, JON 

The least popular fighter this week was BUTTER BURRO 7062.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MOCHA MONKEY 7107, TURPENTINE ELF 6741, PUPPY LOVE 7026, 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SMUSH (11-6916) NEVERWAKE (508)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

BLACK EYE (11-6946) COLORIFIC (511)