DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/03/2008    Duedate: 09/16/2008

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-596

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WIND RIDER
GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4876) [19-20-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WIND RIDER                     POSITION IS EMPTY
GREENWARDENS (244)             
(15-4876) [19-20-0,115]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WIND RIDER                     WIND RIDER
GREENWARDENS (244)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4876) [19-20-0,115]        (15-4876) [19-20-0,115]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STARBASE 5 (263)            22
2. GREENWARDENS (244)          21      DARK CREATION (471)
3. DARK CREATION (471)         -6      Unchartered Team

                                       THE BAD BUNNIES (306)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK CREATION (471)      243 225 10 51.9   1/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)       10  5 0
 2/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)         237 231  9 50.6   2/ 2 DARK CREATION (471)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)       570 704 13 44.7   3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          5 10 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[ Edge of Night #21 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Malcorn:

     The Lord Protector Whisperstep burst in the Tavern of the Black Axe and stopped
short.  His Greenwarden teammates had told him to make his report here, and he had
expected... other Greenwardens, and maybe a representative of Lord Malcorn.  Well,
there was one other Greenwarden present, Patterson Pine.  And Lord Malcorn *himself*
was sitting there just like an ordinary person, with a mug of ale in one hand.  But
also a couple of gladiators he didn't recognize, one of them Rirorni, and an older
Rirorni wearing shaman's gear, and a... lizardy sort of... person.  And... he
swallowed twice, someone or something who looked darkly elvish but had such an aura
of danger that Whisperstep almost turned around on the spot and left.
     Patterson Pine had seen his teammate enter and waved him over.  "Sit," he said.
     The Rirorni shaman fixed him with an imperative stare.  "You are the one who
stayed with the carcass of the bear," he said.  "What did you see?"
     Whisperstep sank into a chair and accepted the tankard handed to him.  "A
ghost," he said.  "It was bound to the bones of the bear.  I burned the bones and the
ghost went away.  Was freed, I hope."
     The shaman and the elf exchanged grim nods.  They'd been expecting this,
Whisperstep could tell.  And there was something more they weren't telling, probably
something worse.
     Lord Malcorn set his mug down.  "Tell me the rest of it," he said.  He was
normally so easy-going that it always came as a surprise when he spoke with that
regal authority that was his by right.  Whisperstep could feel himself sitting up
straighter.
     Again the shaman and the--no, he was not an elf, whatever he was--the dark
stranger exchanged glances.  They didn't speak.
     One of the others, the older gladiator, sighed.  "This whole business--the
matter of the bear and other things we've seen since coming north--are just the edge
of the problem.  The first symptoms, you could say.  The problem appears to have its
root in Kurukar--"
     "Sunk deep into the soul of the Black Kaliv of Kurukar," the dark stranger said.
     "I am no worker of magic," the gladiator went on, "but I have studied many
things, and it appears that the Kaliv of Kurukar has opened some kind of gate that
would better have been left shut."
     "He has opened the Door that leads to the land of the soul-eaters," the dark
stranger said.  "As is their way, they are sure to have taken his soul first, making
him their creature to do their will.  Until that Door is closed again, no person
living or dead may walk in safety."
     Lord Malcorn nodded.  He was often called the Black Lord or Blackie, which
Whisperstep had figured was because of his black hair and swarthy skin.  Now he saw
that there was another reason for the nickname.  "The Door must be closed," he
agreed, his voice as hard and dark as wrought iron.  "There are certain arrangements
I must make; they will take much of the night.  We will leave in the morning."
     The shaman looked surprised.  "We do not expect you to come with us, Lord
Malcorn," he said.  "Surely you are needed here in your own lands?"
     "Surely he is," the dark stranger said, "any lord worthy of the name is needed
in the lands he guards.  But even more surely do we need him with us, Wolf."
     "There are certain responsibilities laid on my lineage," Malcorn said.  "You may
be able to close the Door, but only I can seal it."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 599): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 595): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 597): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): NOVELUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 594): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): VORTEX of FLYING MONKEYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): MOSSMAN of CROCS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 583): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 581): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 572): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 535): LEO POWERS of MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 272): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 462): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 449): BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 440): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 426): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 396): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 394): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 488): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 599): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 595): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 597): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 595): CYNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): BOHICA (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 583): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 581): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 572): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 535): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 272): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 462): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 449): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 440): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 426): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 396): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 394): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 488): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): HERACLITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): NOVELUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
                (turn 595): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 594): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): TROOPER TED of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 296): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): MOSSMAN of CROCS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 586): TURTLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): UGLY GENTLEMAN of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                             JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 425): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     There is no stone that can't be shattered by a blow to the right spot, Zircon.
Not a good match for you simply on terms of experience, but there it is, we have to
take it as it comes.

                                    Wind Rider

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in MALCORN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, ZIRCON fought 
SIMULACRUM and gained 15 points and contributed to STARBASE 5's 2-3-0.  SIMULACRUM 
has lost to ZIRCON, falling 11 points, while helping make DARK CREATION a 2-3-0 turn. 
Defending his title for another turn, WIND RIDER kept STARBASE 5's warrior, PIE EYED 
PIPER, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last 
night, cramped under the table at The Victory Tavern?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  STARBASE 5 has cause to stand tall, as they 
were MALCORN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
avoiding STARBASE 5 more than any other team we find DARK CREATION.  MALCORN, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
MOSSROCK from GREENWARDENS was MALCORN's most challenged warrior this turn.  
NECROPALYPSE of DARK CREATION had better have a good reason for challenging down 10 
points in a challenge which she won.  I thought NECROPALYPSE showed great skill and 
promise when she defeated THORNWOOD.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in MALCORN and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WIND RIDER 4876              19  20  0   115       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSSROCK 4871                24  19  2   102       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THULE 4921                   11   5  0    87       DARK CREATION (471)
 ZIRCON 4920                   8   4  0    81       STARBASE 5 (263)
 LYLYANNA 4919                11   6  0    80       DARK CREATION (471)
 PIE EYED PIPER 4878          14  13  0    73       STARBASE 5 (263)
 AVENGELINA 4888              12  11  0    70       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUMP 4882                   14  20  0    63       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SIMULACRUM 4906              14  12  2    58       DARK CREATION (471)
 VARPULIS RUKH 4863           11  24  1    58       STARBASE 5 (263)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REDTHORN 4943                 7   3  0    56       GREENWARDENS (244)
 BOSS 4877                    11  16  1    54       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARDUK 4942                   6   5  0    28       DARK CREATION (471)
 NECROPALYPSE 4950             3   0  0    28       DARK CREATION (471)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THORNWOOD 4944                2   5  0    11       GREENWARDENS (244)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KHAMUL 4033                   1   5  0     8       THE BLACK RIDERS (391)
-NEMO 4648                     1   1  0     4       DOWN WITH THE SHIP (468)
-AKHORAHIL 4031                0   1  0     4       THE BLACK RIDERS (391)
-ADUNAPHEL 4032                0   4  0     4       THE BLACK RIDERS (391)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lylyanna -- It serves you right not to get a skill out of that.  You're a mean woman.
-- Mossrock
P.S.  Okay, okay, that isn't much of a personal.  I'd suggest you sue me, which would
be pointless of you, but the real problem with it is that Jorja won't be happy.  She
wants us to "create the illusion of life and interest in the arena."  A hopeless
task, if you ask me, but then, you don't ask me, do you?  Jorja doesn't ask me,
either.  So, ah, let's take this from the top:

Lylyanna -- What's a dark and dangerous lady doing in a place like this?  Might I,
perhaps, show you what kind of good times we have around here?  There's a minor
festival in one of the villages south of town; I'd be pleased to escort you there. --
Mossrock
P.S.  Or you could escort me.

Simulacrum -- Another rotten style match.  Damn.  Ah, you didn't expect much action
from a stump, did you?  I'm the "hold still and wait it out" type. -- Stump

Necropalypse -- Good rhythm, or am I thinking of Necralypso?  Anyway, you're a fast
woman, and I like that in a date.  Ah, wanna date? -- Thornwood
P.S.  Sorry, but I don't think "witty" when in anguished pain.

Varpulis Rukh -- Hmm, you don't have paws, exactly, do you?  Well, think of me as a
thorn in your manipulatory appendage, however designated. -- Redthorn
P.S.  Actually, I was surprised to win.
P.P.S.  And pleased.

Novgorodny Vir -- No, it's not discrete enough.  In fact it's quite obvious you are
referring to me.  Although there is some truth to that statement of yours.  I in fact
was at the pub last night hustling the locals in a drinking contest.  Which didn't
turn out so good when they found out I was last years Alastari's all time champion.
I tell ya, that did not sit well with them.  I of course ended up out on the street
with a bruised bum.  Champion or not, there's just no respect anymore. -- The Piper
P.S. The way you write with all your negativity, snappy put-downs and direct insults,
you should be ashamed of yourself, and if it's not the highlight of your life, then
go do something that is.  We don't need or want your sarcasm and criticism.  It's
hard enough of a job trying not to die out on these hot sands while trying to
overcome a massive hangover.  Sometimes I just don't know what's worse.  Now that I'm
completely sober...let's go get a drink.

Wind Rider -- Wow, you just blew through me. -- Zircon

Redthorn -- Now that my boy, was what NOT to do.  I hope you learned a valuable
lesson in strategy today, class dismissed. -- The Rukh

YOU'RE ALL FIRED!!! -- The Boss

Jorja -- This forest ghost issue sounds frightening.  We offer you our services.
However, Blackwind was just telling me how boring retirement is.  He really, really
wants to help.  So if you hear any weird howlings out there it's probably him being
nosy.   He will be more than happy to help in whatever way he can.  You can have him
at your disposal. -- Zeus
P.S.  Good Luck.

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
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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

LYLYANNA was devastated by MOSSROCK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NECROPALYPSE vanquished THORNWOOD in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Challenge battle.
WIND RIDER viciously subdued PIE EYED PIPER in a 2 minute gory master's Title brawl.
AVENGELINA was savagely defeated by THULE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
SIMULACRUM was vanquished by ZIRCON in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
STUMP bested VARPULIS RUKH in a 2 minute veteran's competition.
REDTHORN viciously subdued KARNHORN SPY in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
BOSS viciously subdued MARDUK in a popular 1 minute gruesome duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  11 -  1      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 596 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MOSSROCK 4871              24  19  2  102 GREENWARDENS (244)
SLASHING ATTACK  THULE 4921                 11   5  0   87 DARK CREATION (471)
AIMED BLOW       LYLYANNA 4919              11   6  0   80 DARK CREATION (471)
BASHING ATTACK   PIE EYED PIPER 4878        14  13  0   73 STARBASE 5 (263)
PARRY-STRIKE     AVENGELINA 4888            12  11  0   70 STARBASE 5 (263)
LUNGING ATTACK   REDTHORN 4943               7   3  0   56 GREENWARDENS (244)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WIND RIDER 4876.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WIND RIDER 4876.  The ten other most popular fighters were THULE 4921, BOSS 4877, 
NECROPALYPSE 4950, ZIRCON 4920, VARPULIS RUKH 4863, REDTHORN 4943, STUMP 4882, 
MOSSROCK 4871, THORNWOOD 4944, and PIE EYED PIPER 4878.

The least popular fighter this week was MARDUK 4942.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LYLYANNA 4919, SIMULACRUM 4906, AVENGELINA 4888, PIE EYED PIPER 4878, 
THORNWOOD 4944, MOSSROCK 4871, STUMP 4882, REDTHORN 4943, VARPULIS RUKH 4863, and 
ZIRCON 4920.

                                  Name-Change-O-Rama

     The summer tourney brought a lot of people to the Isle who didn't appear there 
normally.  This included Commission employees.  Half a dozen arenamasters regarded 
each other warily in the mirror behind the bar at the Pig in a Haystack.  The Pig was 
obscure and mediocre, drawing few gladiators, which is what they had all been looking 
for.  They saw gladiators every day.  Most arenamaster were convinced that this was 
some kind of punishment.
     You could always pick out the arenamasters in a crowd.  There were superficial 
differences:  One of these had clearly Adantri features, one wore an eye-patch, two 
were female.  But there were, in significant ways, alike.  The same size, the same 
hair-trigger alertness, the same deadliness.
     The one-eyed man broke the ice, raising his beer mug in salute.  "I'm Zrof One-
Eye from Zukal.  Sugar of Arvat--"  One of the women bowed slightly.  "I know Sugar.  
The rest of you...?"
     The Adantri matched his salute.  "Dernal of Dayla Kiv."
     "Daiyla Kiv?  Ah...."
     "No, without the 'I' in it.  These damned bureaucrats can't spell, and they 
thought adding an unnecessary vowel was exotic."  Disgust dripped from his voice.
     "Tell me about it!" another man growled in agreement.  "Khagal of Niatoli, and 
what they do to the spelling of THAT simple word--!"
     "I thought Daiyla, I mean Dayla Kiv had a different name right now," 
Arenamistress Sugar said.  "The arena, at least, because of a contest?"
     "Chavez Ravine."  Dernal's tone was the one that substituted in polite company 
for spitting on the floor.
     Zrof blinked, taken aback by the bitterness.  He wouldn't have minded a contest 
in Zukal, and damn what they called the place.  "It's only temporary, though."
     "Temporary, shmiperary," another man muttered.  He seemed well into his drinking, 
although, like all arenamasters, he carried his liquor well.  "They do it all the time 
in Aradi.  No reshpect.  Go around changing thish, changing that.  I wish I could 
change shome thingsh."  He signalled the bartender for a refill.
     The second woman put her hand over his mug.  "You've had enough, Harkon.  Try the 
coffee, instead."
     "You should be mad, too, Ripplesh," Harkon said.  "They're going to do shtuff 
like that in Jahnsh, aren't they?"
     Ripples Dorrigan shrugged.  All the men paused, some with glasses half raised, to 
watch.  "It's the way things are," she said.  "Not much we can do about it."
     "You know," Khagal of Niatoli said, "maybe we could make a few changes.  Fix the 
spelling of Arena 33, for one, change a few standby titles--"
     "The Commission hates changes."  Dernal of Dayla Kiv topped up his glass and 
drained it gloomily.
     "Yes, but if we disguise it," Sugar of Arvat said, excited, "make it... maybe a 
general Name-Change-O-Rama!  Then we could slip OUR changes through and no one would 
notice or mind."

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     By popular demand, we are holding a Name-Change-o-Rama during the month of 
September, 2008.  If you wish to change the name of your warriors or teams, please 
contact RSI Customer Service.  The charge for a name change is $1.