DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/28/2010    Duedate: 09/10/2010

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-650

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FANGS ARDENTE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5869) [20-17-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FANGS ARDENTE                  WICKED TWIST
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
(16-5869) [20-17-1,112]        (16-2306) [6-3-0,77]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FANGS ARDENTE                  CRANKY  CORDUROY
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
(16-5869) [20-17-1,112]        (16-5890) [5-11-0,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FAR TRAVELERS (434)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FAR TRAVELERS (434)         42
2. EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)       41      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)        9      Unchartered Team
4. YAMABUSHI (432)              8
5. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)      8      NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)     23   6  2 79.3   1/ 5*FAR TRAVELERS (434)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  642 304 11 67.9   2/ 2*NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)     7  2 0
 3/ 3 YAMABUSHI (432)          247 229 20 51.9   3/ 4 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   7  4 0
 4/ 6*FAR TRAVELERS (434)       20  20  1 50.0   4/ 3 YAMABUSHI (432)           6  3 1
 5/ 4 THE DARK TIDES (546)      66  74  7 47.1   5/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       6  8 0
 6/ 5 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     37  42  1 46.8   6/ 6 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     4  5 0
 7/ 7 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    291 349 22 45.5   7/ 7 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     4 10 0
 8/ 8 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      731 924 23 44.2   8/ 8 THE DARK TIDES (546)      1  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 651): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 653): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 537): CASSIE ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 647): CYBERMANCER of DARK CREATIONS (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 649): GOLDEN EAGLE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 641): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 642): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 639): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 321): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 635): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 632): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 624): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 585): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 514): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 500): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 481): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 476): ABRA CADAVER of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): CHAKA KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 437): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 431): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 424): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 540): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 651): HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 653): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 537): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 649): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 641): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 642): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 639): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 321): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 635): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 632): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 624): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 585): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 514): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 500): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 481): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 476): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 438): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 431): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 540): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 537): WRATH of IWC (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 649): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
              (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): LUCKY EIREANN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          MR. SPOCK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 632): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                       (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Wow!  I'm humbled.  I really, really did soar to the top.  Perhaps, just
perhaps, I can win one more and The Lady will call?  I would be honored to accept the
call of a Lord protector.  It surely beats being dead.
     I will take this time as Duelmaster to tell you about my friend, On Golden Pond,
who was just inducted as a Lord Protector.  I wish him all the best, although I think
retirement, rather than Isle duty, is in his future.
     On Golden Pond
     16(2)-17(2)-15-8(2)-18(2)-10-9(1) hosed damage TP
     36-15-0, 7 DM Titles
     Expert - Parry
     Broadsword, Very Low/Moderate, learns Parry
I will miss him at my side.
     Meanwhile, the title is up for grabs.  Eleesia, Budokumo, Fangs...?  Are you
worthy?
               Golden Eagle, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome WILLAF.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  WILLAF watched 
with glee as PUNNY AMINALS got knocked off top spot by FAR TRAVELERS!  Phhbltt!  Too 
much drinking and too little dodging gave PUNNY AMINALS a 1-4-0!  I got a good laugh 
out of it!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think 
I'm gonna be...  Well, FAR TRAVELERS' 1st moved them up to 4-1-0 place.  What's with 
GOLDEN DELICIOUS?  She actually beat YAMABUSHI's BUDOKUMO, and walked away with 28 
more points from the fight.  Major screwup at MAXIMUM RESULTS.  ELEESIA lost 27 
points to VETERAN MERCENARY.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe ELEESIA will 
provide more easy wins...  WILLAF has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy. 
He challenged PUNNY AMINALS' FANGS ARDENTE (20-17-1), which should prove (ahem!) 
interesting.  I'm sure WILLAF is excited about FANGS ARDENTE, the new Duelmaster from 
PUNNY AMINALS.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  WILLAF thinks MAXIMUM 
RESULTS and their 291-349-22 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
The bums at GOLDEN GLADIATORS couldn't face the challenges from MAXIMUM RESULTS!  No 
excuse for that!  What do people see in DARK PRIEST?  His 9-8-2?  THE DARK TIDES 
ain't talkin', but he's got 55 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  DARK PRIEST larned his lesson (WICKED TWIST taught it well), 
and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any NIGHTMARE WRATH members with the 
same gusto.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight 
dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FANGS ARDENTE 5869           20  17  1   112       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887        10   1  0    96       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN EAGLE 5873            18   9  0    87       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ELEESIA 5884                 15   4  0    84       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 WICKED TWIST 2306             6   3  0    77       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
-GHENGIS KAHN 5252            11  13  1    73       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 STOGA STEEL 5871             14  17  3    68       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIROKAWA 5866                 6   1  2    61       YAMABUSHI (432)
 SIMON ST. JOHN 4231           6   2  0    60       FAR TRAVELERS (434)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHIORIME 5867                 5   2  0    56       YAMABUSHI (432)
 DARK PRIEST 5319              9   8  2    55       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 KATARINA 4227                 5   3  0    53       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 SARDO GRACKEL 5875           12  12  1    49       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 JEALOUS JEANS 5889           10   6  0    49       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
-JOAN OF ARC 5287              7  10  1    47       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 HASAN AL-AZRAD 4230           4   4  0    47       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 SIEGFRIED 4233                4   3  1    45       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 SILLY SUIT 5892               8   8  0    43       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
-MORGAR 5863                   4   5  0    41       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 THE DREAD 2308                8   0  0    36       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOURNDREAD 2305               6   2  1    33       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
 SAD SLACKS 5891               7   9  1    31       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 CRANKY  CORDUROY 5890         5  11  0    27       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 SAKURON 5904                  5   0  0    25       YAMABUSHI (432)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZUKARU 5907                  3   0  1    18       YAMABUSHI (432)
-GOLD CHARM 5903               3   1  0    17       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ANGUS MACDOUGAL 4229          1   7  0    17       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 LONGING LEGGINGS 5910         1   0  0    16       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
-OPHIDIAN 5370                 1   1  0    13       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 GARTH HALFOGIER 5900          2   4  1    11       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 BILLY JACK 5902               2   3  0     9       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE 5908       1   2  0     9       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-DARK DISCIPLE 5897            1   3  0     8       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 HORUS MANN 5901               1   4  0     7       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CRAZY CAPRI 5893        6  7 0 EMOTIONAL PANTS 604  STOGA STEEL 5871      647  REVENGED
GHEREZ GOTH 2309        3  1 1 NIGHTMARE WRATH 256  DARK PRIEST 5319      646  JUST REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DARLIN' DEARE 5909      0  1 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305    AZUKARU 5907          650   
YORUKAI 5899            0  3 0 YAMABUSHI 432        GARTH HALFOGIER 5900  646  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mr. Ardente -- I sure enjoyed your scorny DM Column.  I also sure hope you enjoyed
your short time owning the front page.  Perhaps you got some bad blood? -- On Golden
Pond (friend of the REAL Duelmaster, Golden Eagle)

Horus Mann -- Once again charm plays true. -- Gold Charm

Azukaru -- I salute your ability to humble a bridge.  Salute. -- Golden Gate Bridge

Fangs Ardente -- Bats, or rats, or humans, or whatever you are, are simply not quick
enough for a real eagle.  It was my pleasure to let a little sunshine in. -- Golden
Eagle

Ghenghis Khan -- Normally I wouldn't stoop that low, but something had to be done
about it before I was deemed a lake and on to The Big Time. -- On Golden Pond

Nightmare Wrath -- Great record and nice point turn.  Kudos. -- Midas (showing a
little jealousy)

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  And Gold. -- Midas

Budokumo -- Congratulations on your invite.  Well done. -- All The Golden Gladiators

Dark Priest--- Another intense contest.  You seem to have Wicked's number.  But... --
The Laughing Man

I sure have gone through a lot of pants since coming to this arena. -- The laughing
Man

Jealous Jeans -- Two-1 FE and what do it get?  I thought that I was really OBSERVANT
in that contest.  :) -- Mourndread

(from a two turns back, not printed) Horus Mann -- How do you plan on making me a
future leader of this country with such a non-encouraging manner.  If I keep getting
marks like that I won't be able to play sports. -- Mourndread

Silly Suit -- Better than 2-1 FE this time and you learn 6 skills from me?  I'm an
idiot almost.  After that I might want to check my pants for something less
emotional, more visceral. -- The Dread

Golden Eagle -- Curses!  I hate biting birds, the feathers get stuck in my teeth. --
Fangs Ardente

Hasan Al-Azrad -- You'd better hope no Unspeakable Horrors show up to suck your soul
out, bub. -- Sardo Grackel
P.S.  If it was just a fight with monsters, I might lend a hand, but I don't do Soul-
Sucking Unspeakable Horrors.

Garth Halfogier -- I get all tense when someone comes around who's taller than me.
Maybe a little carried away, even.  You might try a shrinking potion. -- Billy Jack

Gold Charm -- I was mesmerized. -- Horus Mann

Golden Gate Bridge -- Nah, I was just testing the suspension.  Not bad. -- Billy Jack

Our congratulations to On Golden Pond and Budokumo. -- Jorja and the Punny Animals

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

21 August 2010
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 turns)
           Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

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 Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate. (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        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 an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter. 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 in the newsletter
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
(including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to take any multiple
teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation 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 score 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. (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
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 have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

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 15 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 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths 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 five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be
awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  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.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two 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
DM47 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 and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

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 or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

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

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WICKED TWIST devastated DARK PRIEST in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
GOLDEN EAGLE was demolished by FANGS ARDENTE in a 1 minute Challenge Title melee.
KATARINA was defeated by STOGA STEEL in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SIMON ST. JOHN defeated SARDO GRACKEL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
SIEGFRIED devastated SAD SLACKS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HASAN AL-AZRAD outlasted MOURNDREAD in a 7 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
ANGUS MACDOUGAL savagely defeated GARTH HALFOGIER in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE won victory over HORUS MANN in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
ELEESIA was outlasted by VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 10 minute gory duel.
BUDOKUMO was savagely defeated by GOLDEN DELICIOUS in a tiring 10 minute uneven match.
JEALOUS JEANS savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
CRANKY  CORDUROY was unbelievably bested by THE DREAD in a exciting 4 minute battle.
SILLY SUIT devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BILLY JACK was overcome by LONGING LEGGINGS in a 3 minute beginner's fight.
SAKURON overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a dull 3 minute uneven struggle.
AZUKARU killed DARLIN' DEARE in a 1 minute bloody amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       40 -  19 -  1      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  16 -  2      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  17 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  26 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |

Turn 650 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FANGS ARDENTE 5869         20  17  1  112 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
WALL OF STEEL    GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887      10   1  0   96 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
TOTAL PARRY      ELEESIA 5884               15   4  0   84 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
LUNGING ATTACK   WICKED TWIST 2306           6   3  0   77 NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIMON ST. JOHN 4231         6   2  0   60 FAR TRAVELERS (434)
PARRY-LUNGE      KATARINA 4227               5   3  0   53 FAR TRAVELERS (434)
SLASHING ATTACK  JEALOUS JEANS 5889         10   6  0   49 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FANGS ARDENTE 5869.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CRANKY  CORDUROY 5890.  The ten other most popular fighters were STOGA STEEL 
5871, HORUS MANN 5901, WICKED TWIST 2306, KATARINA 4227, ANGUS MACDOUGAL 4229, 
SIEGFRIED 4233, HASAN AL-AZRAD 4230, JEALOUS JEANS 5889, LONGING LEGGINGS 5910, and 
FANGS ARDENTE 5869.

The least popular fighter this week was SAKURON 5904.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ELEESIA 5884, GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887, GARTH HALFOGIER 5900, MOURNDREAD 
2305, GOLDEN EAGLE 5873, DARLIN' DEARE 5909, AZUKARU 5907, THE DREAD 2308, SAD SLACKS 
5891, and DARK PRIEST 5319.

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

BUDOKUMO (16-5635) YAMABUSHI (432)
ON GOLDEN POND (16-5785) GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)