DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/21/2008    Duedate: 12/04/2008

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-607

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JON FLUTE
KRILL CAVALRY (374)
(11-6922) [16-31-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SEPHIROTH                      STICKY ICKY
NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)        B.C.'S FINEST (605)
(11-5854) [10-4-1,115]         (11-7066) [3-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JON FLUTE                      SHY MEERKAT
KRILL CAVALRY (374)            FURRY FURY (611)
(11-6922) [16-31-0,113]        (11-7140) [2-3-0,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANIMAL FARM (510)           53
2. ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)    31      ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
3. PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)        30      Unchartered Team
4. FURRY FURY (611)            19
5. BULLDOGS (157)              17      B.C.'S FINEST (605)

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)        3   0  0  100   1/ 4 PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)      8  5 2
 2/ 2*COFFEE WARS (608)         10   4  0 71.4   2/ 2 BULLDOGS (157)            8  5 1
 3/ 4 ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  14   7  1 66.7   3/ 1 IMMORTALS (85)            8  7 1
 4/ 5 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1143 645 38 63.9   4/ 3 TECHNO 8 (609)            8  7 1
 5/ 6 BULLDOGS (157)           %1038 772 33 57.3   5/ 6 ANIMAL FARM (510)         6  2 0
 6/ 8 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    43  40  1 51.8   6/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       6  9 0
 7/ 9 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)  108 101  5 51.7   7/12*B.C.'S FINEST (605)       2  0 0
 8/10 TECHNO 8 (609)            49  46  4 51.6   8/ 7 ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  2  1 0
 9/13 IMMORTALS (85)           922 %1038 74 47.0   9/15*COFFEE WARS (608)         2  1 0
10/14 PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)      66  79  7 45.5  10/13 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    1  2 0
11/16 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      384 676  8 36.2  11/ 8 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)   1  2 0
12/15*FURRY FURY (611)           6  14  0 30.0  12/10*FURRY FURY (611)          0  7 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 #17 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "No!"  Fandil stopped suddenly in the middle of the street, rapping the butt of
his staff on the paving stones.  "We're going about this all wrong, Lenpro!"
     Lenpro pulled his brother toward the edge of the street.  "You're blocking
traffic," he said.  "Move out of the way and then tell me what's wrong.  Are you
saying that we shouldn't have come to enlist Emperor Alonj, or what?"
     "Alonj?  No, of course we have to use him, poor fellow.  Legitmacy is critical.
No, we're rushing about, acting in haste, without plan or even much thought.  If we
want to succeed and hold the Andorian League together, planning is critical."
     "Is your memory going?  I distinctly recall that we argued, discussed, and
planned all the way from Tarrgir to Fratsfa.  Both of us.  I was there, Fandil, and
*I* remember it."
     "Very amusing, ha ha.  I was there, too, and my memory is fine.  But it doesn't
include any memory of true planning beyond 'our opponents appear to have done this,
we must do that to counter it'.  Not real plans reaching into the future.  Not much
in the way of real information, either:  WHO is our opponent, WHY is he or are they
doing this, WHAT are they trying to achieve, and HOW can we best foil them?"
     "You left out when and where," Lenpro said.
     "WHAT are their resources, and our best resources against them?  WHERE is their
headquarters?" Fandil finished.  He made a gesture of impatience.  "You see the
problem, and you know it isn't a joke, brother.  All we're doing is reacting; our
opponent is calling the steps of the dance."
     "Yes, and probably he--or they--know as well as we do that we'll have to work
with Alonj.  That's one of the reasons the Empress was upset.  We might get a guard
of gladiators for the Emperor and his wife and children; that would be a start there.
But what are you proposing to do about the information shortage?"
     "I shall think," Fandil said.  "No distractions of travel.  And scry where I
can; magical information gathering isn't totally reliable, but it's better than no
information gathering."
     "I've no doubt Fern can fix you up with a private room to think in.  And I will
gather information on the streets," Lenpro said.  He turned toward the Flower Shoppe
and resumed walking.
     Lady Fern could.  "I've just the place for you, brother," she said.  "At the top
of the house in the back, no one traipsing up and down a hall outside your door, you
won't even hear activity from the shop down below."  She called one of the girls, too
many girls, Fandil thought, to show him the way.
     This one, a saucy piece called Charming Chenopodium or some such, okay, not
Chenopodium, it had no flowers to speak of and was eaten like spinach, maybe she was
an Alluring Alysum--  He jerked his thoughts back to the matter at hand.  But the
wretched girl was barely dressed; he supposed that garment she was almost wearing was
a... shift or something; it certainly kept shifting!  She opened a door at the end of
a long hall and stood back.  "Here you are, sir, and you'll have all the quiet you
need.  And then when you're ready for company, just give us a call, you know?"  She
pointed to a silver bell sitting on a table by the window.  "Just ring the bell, and
I'll hear you."  With a last smile that seemed to promise many things, and she
couldn't be as old as twenty!, she... shifted down the hall.
     Fandil shook his head and closed the door carefully behind him.  Did it have a
lock?  Yes.  He turned the lock.  There were days when he simply didn't know what to
make of his sister.  Many days.

     Lenpro was glad enough to separate from Fandil for a while.  He got along just
fine with his brother, but there was no denying that they had different strengths.
Fandil's strength was magic and careful thought.  His own was decisive action, and he
wanted to take some.  Okay, sure, first he would gather a little information in his
own way--walk the streets, linger in the bars, strike up conversations where he found
them--
     "You'll be going out, won't you, Lenpro?" Lady Fern said.  "A good thing, I'm
sure, but you aren't familiar with Fratsfa.  I'll provide you with a guide, I think."
She pointed to one of the girls lingering in doorways and leaning on counters around
the shop.  This one was a round-faced, cheerful blonde.  "That one."
     The blonde bounced over.  "Hi!  I'm a Decadent Dandelion, but you can call me
Dandy."  She smiled up at him.  "I know lots of good places to go in Fratsfa!"

     Fandil sat at the window and looked out over the city, sipping tea from a
service he'd found ready for him.  It was a dramatic view of the old place, pleasing,
too, if one cared for charming melancholy.  Fratsfa boasted of its ancient glories,
and they had been glorious, there was no doubt of that.  But they were in the past,
slipping farther and farther into the past.  There was still good in this old land,
but he had a feeling, almost a vision, of the present strength burning away to make a
carnival for the heedless.  There was a feverish rush after pleasures--not even Fern
was immune, and other parts of Andoria pursued it as blindly as Fratsfa did.  But
that hid the deeper issues.
     He was supposed to be considering the problems the disappearance of the king
presented, but he now saw that as merely one more symptom of the deeper issue:  The
Andorian League was a hollow shell, a shallow mask over the deep divisions between
the five realms that composed it.  No one, not any of the old kings--  Ha, OLD kings?
The League wasn't that old, there were humans alive who had been born before it
formed.  Still, not even the earlier kings of the League had addressed the problems
that divided the realms.  Race, of course, or more properly species:  human, elf,
werecat.  But there were cultural gulfs, as well.  The Andorian League was just that,
an alliance rather than a true nation.  If Aradi had been part of a true nation,
would it have seceded?  Would it have been ALLOWED to secede?
     He shoved these thoughts aside.  They represented a problem that needed to be
addressed, but not now.  Right now... he barked a laugh.  Right now, he had to figure
out how to patch together the League that still was, in the hopes that there would BE
a future when they could try to solve the deeper issues.
     Should that patching job even be attemtped?  He hesitated, then nodded.  Yes.
Even if the League didn't become a nation, its original purpose remained:  to unite
the people of this corner of Alastari against their enemies.  And the League, all
Alastari, had enemies.  Had one Enemy, at least, in common.  Because there was
something in the north, something within the Karnhorn lands, that was building
strength and would destroy all the good and simple things that made life worth
living, if it wasn't stopped.

     "First," Lenpro said, "I just want to get a feel for the town.  The moods, the
factions, the general attitudes--"
     "Great!  There are attitudes everywhere," Dandy assured him.  She grabbed his
hand and set off.  "I'll show you!"

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 606): THUNK of TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 606): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 599): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 595): SOLDIER 8 of MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 595): X. ROLPH TUPP of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 592): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 588): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 557): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 548): RAISE THE ABYSS of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 539): TANK of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 250): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 438): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 203): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 491): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 302): GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 606): IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 606): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 599): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 595): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 595): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 592): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 588): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 557): GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 548): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 539): INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 250): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 438): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 203): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 491): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON MIST of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 606): BARK of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 605): ECRU ELEPHANT of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 595): X. ROLPH TUPP of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 594): ELINDOR IMARDA of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
                              STAN DAUFF of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 588): MAD CARMENCITA of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 556): CHUCK ELVIS of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 538): MEMNOCK of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, um...I didn't really expect to be here.  What's up with the top seven guys not
running anyway?  Get crackin there!

I did the bloodfeud thing just because, not really expecting to beat someone with
that many more fights than me.  But I put the bite on Bark, and here I am.  Probably
won't keep it, but I'll try.

See ya
Thunk

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ARUAK CITY to 
see what's new.  Like, IMMORTALS had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 
spot by PUBLIC ENEMIES!  Way to go PUBLIC ENEMIES!  COFFEE WARS like really fought 
hard to move up to 9th from 15th.  Way to go!  What was the name of that team who got 
3-1-0 this turn for a total 1038-772-33 you ask?  (Sure)  BULLDOGS' their name, and 
fighting's their game!  MVP award for DICKY V GOES POSTAL?  ARMED & GREGARIOUS' proud 
of him after beating LILAC LIZARD and getting 31 points.  Like KRILL CAVALRY's JON 
FLUTE is sweating since he got challenged by Duelmaster THUNK!  Was that a tear I saw 
in JON FLUTE's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't THUNK fit to be tied! 
Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  ARMED & GREGARIOUS was the most 
avoided team.  Is a 14-7-1 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors 
are ANIMAL FARM?  ARMED & GREGARIOUS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't 
get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is MUTANT OR MAN popular, or what?  He was 
challenged the most in all of ARUAK CITY!  He's got a 11-6-0, is that good?  People 
were asking me did MOCHA MONKEY REALLY challenge SONG OF SUMMER?  (all right, maybe 
they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but 
SONG OF SUMMER wants me to write about it since she was overcame by MOCHA MONKEY.  
Satisfied?  SEPHIROTH must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He TV 
challenged HORSEFLY.  15 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I 
thought SEPHIROTH showed great skill and promise when he overcame HORSEFLY.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARUAK CITY ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  ARUAK CITY is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JON FLUTE 6922               16  31  0   113       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEPHIROTH 5854               10   4  1   115       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 DICKY V GOES POSTAL 6940      7   6  1   110       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
-SHOTGUN GANDHI 6760           7   0  0   109       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 SILVER SNAIL 7006            15   6  1   105       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 MUTANT OR MAN 7179           11   6  0   104       PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)
 FILET MIGNON 6981            23   9  1    97       BULLDOGS (157)
 BUTTER BURRO 7062            12   1  0    96       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 LILAC LIZARD 6964            22   5  0    95       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 HORSEFLY 6860                19  35  0    92       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THUNK 7090                   12   7  2    89       TECHNO 8 (609)
 ERITHE ENDIREDRE 5141        12   9  0    89       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 KEEPER OF SECRETS 5814       11   5  0    89       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 TALKHIS 5143                 10   5  1    81       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUPPY LOVE 7026              15  10  0    66       BULLDOGS (157)
 MOCHA MONKEY 7107             7   4  0    61       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 TOM SAWYER 7101               8   9  2    60       IMMORTALS (85)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAVOR FLAU 7175              9   6  1    52       PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)
 TWOFLOWER 7120                8   5  0    48       TECHNO 8 (609)
-BEAN SIDHE 7130               4   0  0    40       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 CINDERELLA MAN 7102           7  10  0    39       IMMORTALS (85)
-DARTH DONUT 7085              3   2  0    39       COFFEE WARS (608)
 SONG OF SUMMER 7119           9   5  0    38       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 WORKING MAN 7087              9  10  0    37       IMMORTALS (85)
 STABLEBOY 7118                5   9  0    35       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STICKY ICKY 7066              3   0  0    33       B.C.'S FINEST (605)
 THE ANALOG KID 7165           3   3  1    32       IMMORTALS (85)
-PENNYWISE 7129                3   5  0    28       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 JAVA THE HUTT 7084            5   1  0    27       COFFEE WARS (608)
 DRAYTON FLASHSTONE 7166       4   2  0    27       IMMORTALS (85)
 SHY MEERKAT 7140              2   3  0    27       FURRY FURY (611)
 MIXED BREED 7135              3   6  1    24       BULLDOGS (157)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWEED 7198                    2   0  1    23       TECHNO 8 (609)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUP TENT 7134                 3   6  1    22       BULLDOGS (157)
 GODFATHER OF DIXIE 7172       3   6  1    18       PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)
 THE UNFORGIVING 7170          3   3  0    17       PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)
 TONK 7163                     2   4  0    16       TECHNO 8 (609)
 WOODROW BILLIT 7151           3   4  0    13       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 GROO II 7196                  1   0  1    12       PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)
 TWILL 7197                    1   1  0    11       TECHNO 8 (609)
-BAGEL FETT 7086               1   0  0     8       COFFEE WARS (608)
-COFFBACCA 7082                1   0  0     6       COFFEE WARS (608)
-YODEL 7083                    0   1  0     1       COFFEE WARS (608)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      TWEED 7198            607  NONE
SHALE SHREW 7200        0  1 0 ANIMAL FARM 510      GROO II 7196          607   
HARLIN DOBBS 5486      10 10 1 DEADMAN'S HAND 505   YELLOW FEVER 6978     603  NOT REVENGED
DA1 7199                0  1 0 FURRY FURY 611       HIGH ELF              607  NONE
DA2 7203                0  1 0 FURRY FURY 611       SPYMASTER             607  NONE
DA3 7202                0  1 0 FURRY FURY 611       MOUNTAIN TROLL        607  NONE
DA4 7201                0  1 0 FURRY FURY 611       SHEWISH GIANT         607  NONE
TORRID TIGER 7141       3  1 0 FURRY FURY 611       THE ANALOG KID 7165   605   
WORRIED WALLABY 7139    1  2 0 FURRY FURY 611       QUICKSTOP 7188        604   
TINK 7164               1  3 0 TECHNO 8 609         GODFATHER OF DIX 7172 605  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whoa!  I beat an aimer?!  Kung-Fu Master?  Well, am I steak or what? -- Filet Mignon

In case you really, really wondered, I found out Ecru Elephant's information in a
chat with Mino.  13(+1)-10-10-15(1)-21(+1)-12-7(+1) Init+4, Att+3 Great Enduranc3
(bonused) Basher; Faves -- Maul Hi/Mod. -- Kennelworth

Congratulations to Duelmaster Thunk.  The Bloodfeud defeat of Bark was well-planned
and well-executed.  Salute.  DM's drink free at The Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth

It has been a long, long career for Bark, who finally graduates at 24-20-1, getting
his 17th PP this turn (barely).  He was quite the work-in-progress.  Starting as a
11-14-13-14-14-4-14 -Init waste, through zero tournaments, he acquired adexes in
IRAP.  He is greatly looking forward to retirement, where he will acquire new false
teeth and work on his bite. -- Kennelworth

The Unforgiven -- You are. -- Pup Tent

Sticky Icky -- I wasn't ready for that and you proved more than I was able to handle.
Salute. -- Mixed Breed

Darth Donut -- I KNOW I love donuts.  I should have been a cop rather than an arena
warrior! -- Puppy Love

Woodrow -- Some people have or make bigger stick performers than others.  (wink) --
Pup Tent

Health; Humility; Honor.  The Heart And Soul Of Andoria calls. -- Kennelworth

Bea makin ye landlubbin vagrants walk you plank next'n turn.  Aye. -- Mino

Beware the Colorific.  We are now on the prowl. -- Purple People Eater, Manager, Proud Colorific

Favorites for Bark were:  MS/HI/LO/Rip

Sorry about no personals last turn, I was still in shock from the two deaths, and the
miserable tournament. -- Technogeek

Dixie -- Please to be not killing my teammates. -- Twoflower

Drayton -- Go...away. -- Tonk

Dicky V Goes Postal -- Darned golems!  You think you can get away with anything,
don't you?  But there are penalties for your transgressions.  Since your name is too
long and your team name is too long, you just don't fit in the WIN column.  Take
that, you bucket of bolts. -- Jon Flute

Mutant or Man -- I don't know about that existential stuff, but anyone that swats
like you is MY enemy. -- Horsefly

Working Man -- I wanted a last song before the snow started flying.  The geese are
already at it, barking overhead as they seek warmth in the south.  I always did think
geese had more sense than people credited them with. -- Song of Summer

Cinderella Man -- By golly, it worked!  I was told that if I could keep you fighting
till midnight, you'd turn into a winter squash, and you DID. -- Stableboy

Java the Hutt -- Hmm, too bitter.  You probably didn't start with cold water.  I
don't know why that matters, but it does make a difference.  Not that unadulterated
coffee is drinkable even then, but it's the principle or something. -- Woodrow Billit

Our congratulations to Bark. -- Jorja and Krill Cavalry

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                 *TURF WAR VI RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2008 (10 turns)

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
            (DM 47) newsletter.
        2.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their
            alliance;
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
            alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
            Announcement made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until a Gift Certificate is received.
                   No EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
                   the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified
                   by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No multiple teams or
                   aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate
                   disqualification from the Turf War (so be sure to take any
                   multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams that do not properly
                   declare or fail to send a Gift Certificate by Turn 1.  In other
                   words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of
                   the Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your scoring
                   will not begin until Turn 3.  All conditions must be met before
                   scoring will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift
                   Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 5 of
                   the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
                   and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions
                   will be final.

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge        +2     -2     +5       -5
Match Up         +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud        +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*     +10     -5     xx       xx
*After 2nd win, warrior scores no points for wins

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2
Style Master                                     +2
Duelmaster                                       +2

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must be in the Adepts bracket or lower on the turn they are
         declared, and may NOT have gone above Adepts level at any time; this
         includes teams transferred into North Fork for the Turf War.

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is ALLOWED and encouraged.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) wins such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 50 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points for TVs and TCs will be applied the Turn after RSI posts
            tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e., if the
            results post on North Fork turn 275, points will be credited on North
            Fork turn 276 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
            you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with
            Alliance A.  If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf
            War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of seven (7) teams allowed per alliance for the
            Turf War.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
            without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is a "winner take all" contest.  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance.  It is the
responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters (one for each manager in the winning
            alliance);
        3.  Known Favorites for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance
            (warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have
            at least one arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus potion for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each manager who fights in all 10 rounds
            AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a living
            warrior from (DM 47)
These awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee) within 4
turns of the end of TW VI.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA3 was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DA1 was easily killed by HIGH ELF in a popular 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena match.
DA4 was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
SEPHIROTH overpowered HORSEFLY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
THUNK was devastated by JON FLUTE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title brawl.
TALKHIS was overpowered by MUTANT OR MAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
PUPPY LOVE bested TOM SAWYER in a popular 3 minute Challenge competition.
FLAVOR FLAU handily defeated THE ANALOG KID in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MOCHA MONKEY vanquished SONG OF SUMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MIXED BREED lost to STICKY ICKY in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
THE UNFORGIVING was overpowered by CINDERELLA MAN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
TONK savagely defeated WOODROW BILLIT in a 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
PUP TENT subdued TWILL in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody Challenge competition.
LILAC LIZARD was demolished by DICKY V GOES POSTAL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
KEEPER OF SECRETS was viciously subdued by SILVER SNAIL in a 2 minute conflict.
FILET MIGNON slimly won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 10 minute gruesome duel.
ERITHE ENDIREDRE was luckily beaten by BUTTER BURRO in a 3 minute master's brawl.
WORKING MAN was savagely defeated by TWOFLOWER in a exciting 2 minute brutal match.
STABLEBOY luckily beat SHY MEERKAT in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bloody fight.
DRAYTON FLASHSTONE devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GODFATHER OF DIXIE lost to JAVA THE HUTT in a popular 1 minute gruesome match.
TWEED slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
SHALE SHREW was assassinated by GROO II in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         AIMED BLOW        29 -  16 -  4      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  27 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  28 -  1      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  55 -  4      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  18 -  3      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  36 -  4      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 607 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     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  4     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SEPHIROTH 5854             10   4  1  115 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
AIMED BLOW       DICKY V GOES POSTAL 6940    7   6  1  110 ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
BASHING ATTACK   MUTANT OR MAN 7179         11   6  0  104 PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)
TOTAL PARRY      FILET MIGNON 6981          23   9  1   97 BULLDOGS (157)
STRIKING ATTACK  THUNK 7090                 12   7  2   89 TECHNO 8 (609)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KEEPER OF SECRETS 5814     11   5  0   89 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
SLASHING ATTACK  TALKHIS 5143               10   5  1   81 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
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 SHY MEERKAT 7140.  The ten other most popular fighters were TOM SAWYER 7101, 
TWILL 7197, ERITHE ENDIREDRE 5141, SILVER SNAIL 7006, PUP TENT 7134, TWOFLOWER 7120, 
MIXED BREED 7135, TONK 7163, DICKY V GOES POSTAL 6940, and JAVA THE HUTT 7084.

The least popular fighter this week was STICKY ICKY 7066.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GODFATHER OF DIXIE 7172, STABLEBOY 7118, FILET MIGNON 6981, 
LILAC LIZARD 6964, THE UNFORGIVING 7170, THE ANALOG KID 7165, TALKHIS 5143, THUNK 
7090, HORSEFLY 6860, and DA4 7201.

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

BARK (11-6915) BULLDOGS (157)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FANGS 3066 (178-136-5)                 3  3  0         REPTILIAN REBELS     

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CARRIS FALLSTAR 3471 (48-39-0)         5  3  0         GERFEL'S FRIENDS     
DARK TOWER 1702 (88-55-0)              1  3  0         KING'S COURT         
HALO 6189 (48-23-2)                    1  3  0         NEVERWAKE            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VIOLET VULTURE 6612 (26-5-0)           3  3  0         ANIMAL FARM          
CUJO 925 (33-40-2)                     1  3  0         KING'S COURT         
JACKHAMMER 6613 (28-13-6)              0  2  0         NEVERWAKE            

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHARGING BUFFALO 5764 (7-7-3)          3  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
DICKY V GOES POSTAL 6940 (6-5-1)       3  3  0         ARMED & GREGARIOUS   
BULLETPROOF MONK 4999 (4-7-1)          0  2  0         LUROCIANS EXTREME    

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FILET MIGNON 6981 (21-9-1)             0  2  0         BULLDOGS             

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SEPHIROTH 5854 (9-4-1)                 8  3  0         NIGHT'S GUARDIANS    
KEEPER OF SECRETS 5814 (11-4-0)        4  3  0         NIGHT'S GUARDIANS    
ECRU ELEPHANT 7005 (16-4-0)            3  3  0         ANIMAL FARM          
SILVER SNAIL 7006 (14-6-1)             3  3  0         ANIMAL FARM          
MUTANT OR MAN 7179 (9-6-0)             2  3  1         PUBLIC ENEMIES       
TALKHIS 5143 (10-4-1)                  2  3  0         PATRONAS VERITAS     
BUTTER BURRO 7062 (11-1-0)             1  3  0         ANIMAL FARM          
FLAVOR FLAU 7175 (8-5-1)               1  3  0         PUBLIC ENEMIES       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MOCHA MONKEY 7107 (6-4-0)              5  3  0         ANIMAL FARM          
STICKY ICKY 7066 (1-0-0)               1  3  0         B.C.'S FINEST        
GODFATHER OF DIXIE 7172 (3-4-1)        0  2  0         PUBLIC ENEMIES       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARTH DONUT 7085 (3-1-0)               7  3  0         COFFEE WARS          
SHY MEERKAT 7140 (2-2-0)               6  3  0         FURRY FURY           
JAVA THE HUTT 7084 (3-1-0)             2  3  0         COFFEE WARS          
THE UNFORGIVING 7170 (2-2-0)           1  3  0         PUBLIC ENEMIES       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRAY MATTER 7152 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         COLORIFIC            

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRUNHILDA 4667 (12-3-0)                8  3  0         MANIACAL TUFTS       
SERINA BRIGHTSTAFF 3866 (1-7-0)        7  3  0         TUFT TUGGERS         
ARNO THE BOUNCER 4025 (10-7-0)         4  3  0         TUFT TUGGERS         
ABEGAIL LACOUR 4879 (11-8-0)           3  3  0         TUFT TUGGERS         
EBONY EMU 5604 (9-3-0)                 3  3  0         ANIMAL FARM          
APHRODITE 5348 (17-7-0)                0  2  0         MYTHICAL             
JEB MERCLUE 6483 (13-15-0)             0  2  0         TUFT TUGGERS         
ORDEL CAUSEWAY 3846 (22-11-0)          0  2  0         IMMORTALS            
TERMINAL SPIRIT 3231 (18-17-2)         0  2  0         IMMORTALS            

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELINAE SILVERBOW 6646 (13-6-0)         5  2  0  DEAD   TUFT TUGGERS         
HERMES 5340 (3-2-0)                    4  3  0         MYTHICAL             
APOLLO 5343 (5-14-1)                   2  3  0         MYTHICAL             
POSEIDON 5337 (1-1-0)                  0  2  0         MYTHICAL             
TRIPPER 7093 (8-9-0)                   0  2  0         TECHNO 8             

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHOPSTICK SURGEON 6785 (11-5-0)        5  3  0         GERFEL'S FRIENDS     
HYACINTHUS 5328 (0-0-0)                4  3  0         MYTHICAL             
SEPARATED TOES 6934 (0-0-0)            1  1  0  DEAD   NOT QUITE            
SACRED WARS IMP 1709 (12-6-0)          0  2  0  DEAD   IMMORTALS            

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TURPENTINE ELF 6741 (2-3-0)            5  3  0         DIRE FATE            

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FRANKENSTEIN 6317 (0-0-0)              5  2  1  DEAD   UNIVERSAL HORROR     
UZIPACKINGAMISH 6761 (0-0-0)           6  3  0         ARMED & GREGARIOUS   
BULLFROG 4372 (1-1-0)                  5  3  0         BULLDOGS             
GROO 7181 (0-2-0)                      2  3  1         PUBLIC ENEMIES       
TORRID TIGER 7141 (3-1-0)              2  3  0         FURRY FURY           
COREY FAINTHEART 4040 (2-1-0)          1  3  0         IMMORTALS            
THE RIPPER 7184 (0-4-0)                1  3  0         PUBLIC ENEMIES       
WORRIED WALLABY 7139 (1-2-0)           1  3  0         FURRY FURY           
TERI 7144 (1-1-0)                      0  2  0         TECHNO 8             
TERMINATOR X 7174 (1-1-0)              0  2  0         PUBLIC ENEMIES       
THE RIPPER II 7180 (1-2-0)             0  2  0         PUBLIC ENEMIES       
TOM 7127 (2-1-0)                       0  2  0         TECHNO 8