Date   : 10/10/2008    Duedate: 10/23/2008


DM-11    TURN-604

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-5505) [40-9-0,183]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ONEWOLF                        SHY MEERKAT
WOLFBROTHERS (506)             FURRY FURY (611)
(11-5505) [40-9-0,183]         (11-7140) [2-1-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JON FLUTE                      ERITHE ENDIREDRE
(11-6922) [14-30-0,72]         (11-5141) [11-8-0,101]


TECHNO 8 (609)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FURRY FURY (611)            40
2. ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)    32      ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
3. BULLDOGS (157)              27      Unchartered Team
4. TECHNO 8 (609)              22
5. IMMORTALS (85)              16      FURRY FURY (611)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  12   6  1 66.7   1/ 5 TECHNO 8 (609)            9  6 0
 2/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          364 188 13 65.9   2/ 3 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)   7  2 0
 3/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1137 643 38 63.9   3/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       7  8 0
 4/ 4 BULLDOGS (157)           %1030 767 32 57.3   4/ 1 ANIMAL FARM (510)         6  3 0
 5/ 5 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      62  53  3 53.9   5/ 7*FURRY FURY (611)          6  7 0
 6/ 6 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    42  38  1 52.5   6/ 4 BULLDOGS (157)            6  8 0
 7/ 8 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)  107  99  5 51.9   7/ 6 IMMORTALS (85)            6  9 0
 8/ 7 TECHNO 8 (609)            41  39  3 51.3   8/ 9 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        3  3 0
 9/ 9 WOLFBROTHERS (506)       117 112  7 51.1   9/ 8 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    2  2 0
10/10 NEVERWAKE (508)          157 154 20 50.5  10/10 COLORIFIC (511)           2  4 1
11/12 IMMORTALS (85)           914 %1031 73 47.0  11/13 NEVERWAKE (508)           1  0 1
12/11*FURRY FURY (611)           6   7  0 46.2  12-12 ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)     1  0 0
13/ 0 PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)      58  74  5 43.9  13/11 ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  1  1 0
14-13 ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)      5   7  0 41.7  14/14 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      1  3 0
15/14 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      378 667  8 36.2  15/ 0 PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)      1  4 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 #15 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Lenpro looked around at the misty vistas of the park, at the two weathered
benches, and then at Lady Fern.  "Here?"
     Fern sat on one of the benches and looked up at him.  "Of course, here.  Surely
you didn't expect the wife of Emperor Alonj to come to the Flower Shoppe?  The rumors
that would start--!  No, no, trust me, this is better."
     Lenpro shrugged.  She was probably right, but he didn't feel like admitting it
just then.  He looked around at what he could see of the park.  Lawns, flower beds,
trees and statuary set with equal care.  No people on this chilly morning.  No place
for eavesdroppers and spies to hide.  Okay, it was as safe a place to meet as they
were likely to find.  It was also early, and cold, and damp, and the bench was not
the most comfortable he'd ever sat on.
     Movement caught his eye.  A woman alone--no, not alone.  There was an older
woman with her, and two men, but they kept back a little.  Chaperon and guards.  The
woman was Fratsfan to all appearance, tall, blonde, and regal-looking.  Coming toward
them.  As she neared, he saw that she had slanted eyes, not in the elven fashion that
some Fratsfans did, but after the Adantri style.  And if he needed further
confirmation of her identity, she wore a sword as though she knew what to do with it.
She strode over to the benches, nodded once to Lady Fern, and faced Lenpro, saying
nothing but raising one eyebrow in question.
     Lenpro blinked, wondering how to start the discussion.  He hadn't expected it to
be this hard, and she wasn't being helpful here.  He took a deep breath.  "We need
Emperor Alonj to take over as head of the Andorian League," he said.
     "The king is dead, no heirs, and Alonj is best placed to step into the role."
     "No!  Alonj has no desire to govern more than he does now, and this is work
enough for any man.  Find someone else."
     "I truly believe there isn't anyone else who could do the job," Lady Fern said.
"Only Emperor Alonj has the legitimacy to avoid a civil war."
     The Empress Kitiara sighed and sat on the other bench.  "I know.  We can see the
situation as well as you do, I suppose, and we've talked about this.  And about
personal choices and public duties."
     "Then you can see the need," Lenpro said.  "Without a firm and accepted hand on
the reins, the Andorian League will fall apart."
     Kitiara looked at him for a moment.  "Is this bad?"
     Lenpro stared, shocked at the question.  This woman was from a highly placed
family in the Empire of Lirith Kai, and she could question the value of a unified
government?  "Of course it's bad!  Without the League--"  He groped for words.
     "War between Convincia and the Clanholds?" she suggested.  "Raltuman piractical
raids on Ardiventi shipping?"
     "War between the Delarquans and the Karnhorns, fought across Andorian lands,"
Lenpro countered.  "It's the united strength of the Laague that keeps them from
     "I could argue that," she said, "at least about the Delarquans.  But I suppose
this isn't the time for it."
     Lenpro bit back the argument he'd been about to start and nodded.  Later for
that.  "You said you'd discussed this with Emperor Alonj.  What conclusions did you
come to?  What are you--is he--prepared to do?"
     "For now, probably about what you want him to do," she said, grimacing.  "Take
over central authority in the Andorian lands for the duration of this emergency.  And
yes, we know that 'this emergency' is actually a complicated situation with may
different problems running together.  And immediately organize responsible people to
start considering ways to resolve the individual problems once things are
     "If he remains king of the League, that will solve the--"
     "No, it won't.  A king over the Andorian League is just a bandage over too many
cracks in the structure.  It needs to be FIXED," she said.
     "What cracks?"
     "Divisions and distrust between humans, elves, and Aruaki, for a start.  The
running sore of the Assassins' Guild.  The drain of too many of the best young people
through the arenas into death or the Isle--"
     "That one is beyond our fixing," Lady Fern said.  "As we've discussed before:
once the Gladiatorial Commission enters a country, it does not leave.  Let's focus on
things we CAN change."
     "Andor," Lenpro said.  "That's where we have to start."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 301): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 603): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 603): MINUTE MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 596): SERAPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 592): STAN DAUFF of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 589): SUZETTE CREPPAY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 585): 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 301): SMITHSONIAM (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 603): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 603): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 596): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 592): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 592): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 589): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 585): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, 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 (Jondeaux, 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 603): LRB of NO-HALF STEPPING (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
              (turn 602): WESTON of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 588): DRALION of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ARUAK CITY once again!  Woof!  ANIMAL FARM were a bunch of dogs 
after TECHNO 8 got through with 'em!  4th ain't so sweet as 1st!  Ya gotta be quick 
on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  TECHNO 8 
is now ranked 1st with a 2-3-0 turn.  What's with THE ANALOG KID?  He actually beat 
PUBLIC ENEMIES' GODFATHER OF DIXIE, and walked away with 18 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at KRILL CAVALRY.  WOODROW BILLIT lost 10 points to MIXED 
BREED.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe WOODROW BILLIT will provide more easy 
wins...  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS' hatred of WOLFBROTHERS surfaced again as SEPHIROTH 
challenged ARUAK CITY's top dog.  Try as he might, SEPHIROTH wasn't good enough at 
persuading ONEWOLF to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want 
to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was ANIMAL FARM.  In my day, no team with a 1136-642-38 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, NIGHT'S GUARDIANS?  What do people see in LILAC LIZARD?  Hers 21-4-0?  
ANIMAL FARM ain't talkin', but she's got 91 points.  Keep challenging up 45 points, 
DICKY V GOES POSTAL, and I won't have to write about you much longer.  LILAC LIZARD 
always accepts those kind of challenges...  DICKY V GOES POSTAL did pretty good last 
week in beating LILAC LIZARD to get 32 points.  Why did LILAC LIZARD lose, you ask?  
Simple:  she wasn't good enough.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONEWOLF 5505                 40   9  0   183       WOLFBROTHERS (506)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LITTLE CROW 6007             17   2  1   136       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 GALLOWS POLE 5496            21  11  0   117       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-ECRU ELEPHANT 7005           15   4  0   115       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 KEEPER OF SECRETS 5814       11   3  0   115       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
-SHOTGUN GANDHI 6760           7   0  0   109       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 DICKY V GOES POSTAL 6940      5   5  1   109       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 SEPHIROTH 5854                9   4  1   106       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 ERITHE ENDIREDRE 5141        11   8  0   101       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 HORSEFLY 6860                19  32  0    96       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 BARK 6915                    23  19  0    95       BULLDOGS (157)
-FILET MIGNON 6981            21   9  1    93       BULLDOGS (157)
 LILAC LIZARD 6964            21   4  0    91       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-TALKHIS 5143                 10   4  1    91       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILVER SNAIL 7006            14   6  1    90       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 THUNK 7090                   11   5  2    86       TECHNO 8 (609)
 WINTER DAWN 7014              8   2  0    80       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 TRIPPER 7093                  8   8  0    76       TECHNO 8 (609)
-SNOW WHITE 7010              13   7  0    74       COLORIFIC (511)
 JON FLUTE 6922               14  30  0    72       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 BUTTER BURRO 7062            10   1  0    69       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-BROWN NOSE 6939               6   1  0    69       COLORIFIC (511)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUPPY LOVE 7026              13   9  0    66       BULLDOGS (157)
-GRAVETWIST 5253               5   5  0    65       ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)
 YELLOW FEVER 6978             8   2  1    63       COLORIFIC (511)
-SLAG 6947                     8   3  0    59       NEVERWAKE (508)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUTANT OR MAN 7179            8   6  0    57       PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOEBRINGER 7049               4   0  1    56       NEVERWAKE (508)
 FLAVOR FLAU 7175              7   5  1    55       PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)
 SONG OF SUMMER 7119           7   4  0    54       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-GREEN THUMB 6830             12  10  0    51       COLORIFIC (511)
 TOM SAWYER 7101               7   7  2    43       IMMORTALS (85)
-PIGSTICKER 7035               4   0  0    42       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-BEAN SIDHE 7130               4   0  0    40       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
-ANGELFIRE 7095                3   1  0    38       NEVERWAKE (508)
-MOCHA MONKEY 7107             6   4  0    37       ANIMAL FARM (510)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CINDERELLA MAN 7102           6   8  0    33       IMMORTALS (85)
 WORKING MAN 7087              8   8  0    32       IMMORTALS (85)
 PENNYWISE 7129                3   5  0    28       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
-BOWIE-KNIFE 7071              2   2  0    28       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 SHY MEERKAT 7140              2   1  0    27       FURRY FURY (611)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORRID TIGER 7141             3   0  0    22       FURRY FURY (611)
 MIXED BREED 7135              2   4  1    21       BULLDOGS (157)
 TWOFLOWER 7120                5   5  0    20       TECHNO 8 (609)
 THE ANALOG KID 7165           1   2  0    20       IMMORTALS (85)
 THE UNFORGIVING 7170          2   1  0    19       PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)
 STABLEBOY 7118                3   8  0    17       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 WOODROW BILLIT 7151           3   1  0    10       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 GODFATHER OF DIXIE 7172       2   4  0    10       PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)
 PUP TENT 7134                 1   5  1     9       BULLDOGS (157)
 QUICKSTOP 7188                1   0  1     9       NEVERWAKE (508)
 DRAYTON FLASHSTONE 7166       1   2  0     5       IMMORTALS (85)
 TONK 7163                     1   2  0     5       TECHNO 8 (609)
 TINK 7164                     1   2  0     5       TECHNO 8 (609)
 SHADOWFANG 7190               1   0  0     4       WOLFBROTHERS (506)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOOTHILL 1 7192         0  1 0 DEADMAN'S HAND 505   SHEWISH GIANT         604  NONE
HARLIN DOBBS 5486      10 10 1 DEADMAN'S HAND 505   YELLOW FEVER 6978     603   
TURPENTINE ELF 6741     2  3 0 DIRE FATE 42         TOM SAWYER 7101       600  NOT REVENGED
DA1 7193                0  1 0 FURRY FURY 611       SPYMASTER             604  NONE
DA2 7194                0  1 0 FURRY FURY 611       DEVELLAN JARA         604  NONE
WORRIED WALLABY 7139    1  2 0 FURRY FURY 611       QUICKSTOP 7188        604   
TERMINATOR X 7171       1  2 0 PUBLIC ENEMIES 612   WURM KIN              604  NONE
TERI 7144               1  1 0 TECHNO 8 609         PUP TENT 7134         601  REVENGED
TRUFFLE 7091            7  5 0 TECHNO 8 609         SEPHIROTH 5854        600  NOT REVENGED
DINGO 7191              0  1 0 WOLFBROTHERS 506     WURM KIN              604  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kennelworth -- Feel free to go on believing that, but the truth is that it's your
incessant whining that makes downchallenging you so much fun! -- Ichabod

Hmmmmmmm, the way I see it, echoed by my manager Mino, my abdication means that I
don't have to write a DM column.  I wonder what Champion Onewolf will write? -- Ecru

Tripper -- Oh my!  You thwacked me.  Scared me to near death!  The mocha wasn't in my
coffee, it was in my pants! -- Mocha Monkey

Sepiroth -- What can I say but well done? -- Silver Snail

Gallows Pole -- I am a little surprised at that, but I take 'em where I can find 'em.
Today, you were my roadkill. -- Lilac Lizard

Ahoy, Critters.  Keep up yer bloody fine work!  Aye.  Ceptin' ye, Monkey, ye mocha
lump of dump.  Aye. -- Mino

Congratulations to Duelmaster Onewolf.  The Top Dog (pun intended) in The Heart And
Soul Of Andoria drinks free at The Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Tom Sawyer -- Don't count on me painting that fence!  I prefer other pastimes. --
Puppy Love

Pennywise -- I guess I am pound foolish. -- Mixed Breed (clearly from the dog pound)

Twoflowers -- You staked me out and drove home the win.  A salute for avenging your
fallen teammate. -- Pup Tent

Erithre -- That sucked big time! -- Filet Mignon

Horsefly -- And they say I can't hurt a flea? -- Bark

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Kennelworth

Harlin Dobbs, Deadman's Hand, Doc Steele -- What can I say?  I apologize.  I am
surprised that my 8 FE and few skills allowed that to happen to one of Dobbs's
experience and skill.  Mea culpa, -- Yellow Fever, Proud Colorific

Wanted me badly, did you, Keeper Of Secrets?  Once a sleaze, always a sleaze? -- Snow
White, Proud Colorific

Cinderella Man -- Watched the movie again this week end.  A great one!  I was just
plain lucky. -- Brown Nose, Proud Colorific

An interesting thing happened on the way to the forum...out of eleven Consortium
fights last turn, eight were with lungers, resulting in a 2-6 Consort fiasco.  (2
challenges, 1 bloodfeud, 1 our challenge, 4 randoms)  Does that mean lungers have
once again become THE THING?  Obviously our three Managers must find an answer to
this.  BTW, all others, BA, PL, TP, went our way. -- The puzzled Consortium Elders

Pup Tent -- So sorry, I was to understand you were a convenience for sleeping. --

Jon Flute -- Sounds more like a pirate name.... -- Thunk

Oh like wow, I rhought you were a real choco monkey.  I have the munchies bad. --

Drayton -- Hmph. -- Tonk

Shy Meerkat -- You didn't seem all that shy. -- Tink

Is everyone ready for the tournament?  I have a few guys I want to get back from the
dead and this will be my first attempt.  I haven't entered any tournaments in over 10
years. -- Dartor

Puppy Love -- I'm getting better with my attack.  Maybe next time will be a different
story. -- Tom Sawyer

Stable Boy -- Finally, I outlast someone. -- Working Man

Tonk -- I am honored to defeat a Technogeek warrior. -- Drayton

Bark -- Huh, you should be called "Bite."  That's what you do, after all. --
Horsefly, willing to do a little biting himself if you'd just stand still

Thunk -- Yes...that was the way it sounded from the inside, too. -- Jon Flute
P.S.  I suppose that's better, marginally, than "squish."

Working Man -- A likely story! -- Stableboy

The Userous Merchant is just an old softie when properly approached. -- Song of

Worried Wallaby -- And so you should be!  This is a dangerous life, after all. --
Woodrow Billit

8 October 2008
Hail Alastarians!
     Allow me to introduce myself.  I am Vanek, manager of the Warmasters in the No-
Tourney arena of Shadowspire.  I come to you with a public service announcement.
Some of you may already be aware of Shadowspire and some of you may not realize what
exactly you're missing.  This isn't your average arena.  This is Shadowspire, a large
and very active arena where role-playing is encouraged; many managers are active both
the personal ads and the D2 forums online, and excitement reigns with many grudge
matches from turn to turn.
     If you haven't checked arena 81 out, I urge you to do so.  After returning to
the game almost 2 years ago, after a 15+ year hiatus, I was looking to try and
recapture the magic of the game I remembered from my youth.  After finding my first
two arenas lacking, I almost quit the game again.  That was until I found the newly
opening Shadowspire.  It was here that I found the magic and excitement that I
remembered.  I truly love this arena and am sure you will too if given a chance.
Rookie or experienced veteran, it matters not.  Both have come together here to
successfully make an arena with plenty of competition to challenge the vets, yet with
the no tourney format, friendly enough for the novices to get their feet wet and
learn (or relearn) the game.  When I say that even novices can find success here, I
speak from personal experience.  I still consider myself a "newbie" to the game but
have found plenty of success with my first two Duelmaster titles and two ADM
graduates to date.
     I encourage you all to check out the D2 forums at www.reality.com/duel2/ and
look over both the Shadowspire newsletter and DM-81 forum section at the bottom of
the page.  The forum banter and personal ads help to clearly show that the "old
school" feel for the game is still alive and well here in Shadowspire.
     Also, if you're a former Shadowspire manager who is currently away, I encourage
you to return and help continue to make this one of the most entertaining arenas in
the game today!
     I hope to see many new faces in the near future and am excited to see the return
of some of the old faces whom have been away!

8 October 2008
After 17 long years they are finally cutting the Cowboy loose.  Red & stinging, my
hand is now sufficiently slapped.  The state of Texas' boot print is stamped across
my ***... Uncle Damnit!  I am only 34 (think about it...) so plenty of time to
reinvent myself...prospects are great.  After wading through the culture shock I hope
to be amongst you soon, dishing out paper "w"itch slaps and taking my share of them
from you.  See you @ the Winter face '09?  Only time will tell.  Good luck. --
CFH/Rat Salad, 5 Below Zero and an assortment of other underachieving thugs.
P.S.  Contact info coming soon for those who want it; email and all that other fun
sh...stuff.  *grin*  Sorry Ed.

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

TERMINATOR X was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DINGO was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BOOTHILL 1 was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA2 was butchered by DEVELLAN JARA in a popular 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
WINTER DAWN was subdued by HORSEFLY in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
GALLOWS POLE unbelievably bested ERITHE ENDIREDRE in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
SEPHIROTH was unbelievably bested by ONEWOLF in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
DICKY V GOES POSTAL vanquished LILAC LIZARD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TRIPPER vanquished JON FLUTE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CINDERELLA MAN was overpowered by SONG OF SUMMER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
MIXED BREED beat WOODROW BILLIT in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
PUP TENT was demolished by TORRID TIGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DRAYTON FLASHSTONE was handily defeated by SHY MEERKAT in a 2 minute contest.
BARK was savagely defeated by KEEPER OF SECRETS in a 5 minute one-sided brawl.
THUNK overpowered FLAVOR FLAU in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MUTANT OR MAN was bested by PUPPY LOVE in a action packed 2 minute duel.
BUTTER BURRO beat KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
YELLOW FEVER slimly lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 2 minute fight.
TWOFLOWER was demolished by TOM SAWYER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
WORKING MAN outlasted STABLEBOY in a unpopular 7 minute conflict.
PENNYWISE devastated TINK in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GODFATHER OF DIXIE was vanquished by THE ANALOG KID in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TONK was viciously subdued by SHADOWFANG in a unpopular 6 minute gory beginner's duel.
THE UNFORGIVING subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's fight.
WORRIED WALLABY was viciously butchered by QUICKSTOP in a 1 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        33 -  15 -  4      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       49 -  41 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  14 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  28 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  63 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  38 -  5      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 604 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         3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  6         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  5         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ONEWOLF 5505               40   9  0  183 WOLFBROTHERS (506)
LUNGING ATTACK   SEPHIROTH 5854              9   4  1  106 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
WALL OF STEEL    BARK 6915                  23  19  0   95 BULLDOGS (157)
STRIKING ATTACK  THUNK 7090                 11   5  2   86 TECHNO 8 (609)
BASHING ATTACK   YELLOW FEVER 6978           8   2  1   63 COLORIFIC (511)
AIMED BLOW       SONG OF SUMMER 7119         7   4  0   54 KRILL CAVALRY (374)
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 ERITHE ENDIREDRE 5141.  The ten other most popular fighters were MUTANT OR MAN 
6940, HORSEFLY 6860, GALLOWS POLE 5496, ONEWOLF 5505, BARK 6915, and THUNK 7090.

The least popular fighter this week was STABLEBOY 7118.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WORKING MAN 7087, SHADOWFANG 7190, TONK 7163, GODFATHER OF DIXIE 7172, 
and JON FLUTE 6922.