DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/11/2010    Duedate: 09/24/2010

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-651

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDEN DELICIOUS
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5887) [11-1-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDEN DELICIOUS               HASAN AL-AZRAD
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        FAR TRAVELERS (434)
(16-5887) [11-1-0,105]         (16-4230) [5-4-1,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FANGS ARDENTE                  LONGING LEGGINGS
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
(16-5869) [20-18-1,97]         (16-5910) [1-1-0,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     41
2. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         11      NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
3. FAR TRAVELERS (434)         10      Unchartered Team
4. NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)        9
5. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)        9      FAR TRAVELERS (434)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)     24   8  2 75.0   1/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   9  2 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  646 304 11 68.0   2/ 1*FAR TRAVELERS (434)       8  7 1
 3- 3 YAMABUSHI (432)          247 229 20 51.9   3/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       6  7 0
 4/ 4*FAR TRAVELERS (434)       22  23  2 48.9   4/ 2 NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)     5  4 0
 5/ 5 THE DARK TIDES (546)      67  74  7 47.5   5/ 7 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     5  9 0
 6/ 6 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     39  45  1 46.4   6- 4 YAMABUSHI (432)           4  2 1
 7/ 7 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    292 351 22 45.4   7/ 6 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     4  5 0
 8/ 8 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      734 925 23 44.2   8/ 8 THE DARK TIDES (546)      2  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 652): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 654): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 538): CASSIE ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 648): CYBERMANCER of DARK CREATIONS (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 650): FANGS ARDENT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, 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 636): LIL ETHE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 633): SHARK BAIT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 625): 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 293): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 515): BACK of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 501): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 482): 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 432): 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 652): HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 654): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 538): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 647): RAINBOW CONNECTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 650): FAR TRAVELLERS (Obregon, 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 636): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 633): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 625): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, 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 293): LAND OF OZ (Oz the ALL-Succeeding, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 515): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 501): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 482): POSITION IS EMPTY
 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 432): 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  13 DULLENS (turn 537): DEATH of IWC (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 648): CYBERMANCER of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, 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.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 625): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, 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  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Golden Eagle was no match for the Flashing Fangs of Fate.  Feathers...
faugh.  They make a nasty mouthful, and the bird underneath is a scrawny one.

                                   Fangs Ardente

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in WILLAF since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Biff!  Pow!  WILLAF 
watched with glee as FAR TRAVELERS got knocked off top spot by GOLDEN GLADIATORS!  
Some people say I ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  
I ramble.  Well PUNNY AMINALS moved up 2, to 3rd.  What's with HASAN AL-AZRAD?  He 
actually beat EMOTIONAL PANTS' JEALOUS JEANS, and walked away with 19 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at NIGHTMARE WRATH while they watched THE DREAD 
clobber SIMON ST. JOHN.  He lost 16 points and got bruised from objects thrown from 
the stands.  Another fighter (GOLDEN DELICIOUS 11-1-0) challenged another Duelmaster 
(FANGS ARDENTE 20-18-1).  Life goes on.  I'm sure WILLAF is excited about GOLDEN 
DELICIOUS, the new Duelmaster from GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  (remember?)  But when you've 
seen as many as I have...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, NIGHTMARE WRATH!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at FAR TRAVELERS 
ain't reelin'!  NIGHTMARE WRATH's mad!  What do people see in ELEESIA?  Hers 16-4-0?  
MAXIMUM RESULTS ain't talkin', but she's got 94 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  A 
warrior can't stick around with a 10-7-0, and HASAN AL-AZRAD easily took care of 
JEALOUS JEANS.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To 
die so young, so gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want 
to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887        11   1  0   105       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FANGS ARDENTE 5869           20  18  1    97       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 ELEESIA 5884                 16   4  0    94       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN EAGLE 5873            19   9  0    93       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GHENGIS KAHN 5252            11  13  1    73       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 WICKED TWIST 2306             6   4  0    73       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STOGA STEEL 5871             14  18  3    66       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 HASAN AL-AZRAD 4230           5   4  1    66       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 KATARINA 4227                 6   3  0    63       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
-HIROKAWA 5866                 6   1  2    61       YAMABUSHI (432)
 DARK PRIEST 5319             10   8  2    59       THE DARK TIDES (546)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHIORIME 5867                 5   2  0    56       YAMABUSHI (432)
 SARDO GRACKEL 5875           13  12  1    52       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 THE DREAD 2308                9   0  0    52       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
 SILLY SUIT 5892               9   8  0    49       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
-JOAN OF ARC 5287              7  10  1    47       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 SIMON ST. JOHN 4231           6   3  0    44       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 SIEGFRIED 4233                4   4  1    44       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
-MORGAR 5863                   4   5  0    41       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAD SLACKS 5891               7  10  1    32       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 CRANKY  CORDUROY 5890         6  11  0    32       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 MOURNDREAD 2305               6   3  1    30       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
-SAKURON 5904                  5   0  0    25       YAMABUSHI (432)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILLY JACK 5902               3   3  0    20       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE 5908       2   2  0    20       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 HORUS MANN 5901               2   4  0    19       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-AZUKARU 5907                  3   0  1    18       YAMABUSHI (432)
-GOLD CHARM 5903               3   1  0    17       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ANGUS MACDOUGAL 4229          1   8  0    15       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 PAN FOR GOLD 5912             1   0  0    15       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-OPHIDIAN 5370                 1   1  0    13       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 LONGING LEGGINGS 5910         1   1  0    10       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
-DARK DISCIPLE 5897            1   3  0     8       THE DARK TIDES (546)

'-' 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
JEALOUS JEANS 5889     10  7 0 EMOTIONAL PANTS 604  HASAN AL-AZRAD 4230   651   
GARTH HALFOGIER 5900    2  5 1 MAXIMUM RESULTS 311  SHEWISH GIANT         651  NONE
DARLIN' DEARE 5909      0  1 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305    AZUKARU 5907          650   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fangs Ardente -- Well, I deserved what I got for spouting off at the mouth last time.
My beak was bigger than my bite.  You showed me who is boss and took the throne and a
little blood with you.  Congrats and phbttttt! -- Golden Eagle

Horus Mann -- Did Midas sucker you in to buying a bridge?  Surprise, surprise! --
Golden Gate Bridge

Budokumo -- I am elated!  In a random match, I went ten rounds with you, barely
critted in thirty swats, and took you down.  Sooooo delicious! -- Golden Delicious

All, shucks. I guess a 2-1 is all right, but losing the Duelmaster to a vampire in
our midst is scary.  Not everything can be golden all the time. -- Midas, Golden
Gladiators

All -- For my good friend Oz I might remind you of the upcoming Turf Wars in North
Fork.  (DM47)  Teams of five max fighting for the turf!  Good stuff!  If you cannot
find a team, sign up anyway and the moderators will pair/team you up. -- Midas

Never really expected Budokumo to do as well as he did; ST 11 (+1) CN 18 (+1) SZ 10
WT 13 WL 16 (+1) SP 10 DF 9, but pleased with his results in any case.  Was truly
amazed when he walked back out of the DA from a 39-point deficit!  He was never the
DM again after Turn 612 when he was replaced by Zigadenus, and went 7-3 against those
Goldy Gladipops.  Good job to the Glady-wimps for avoiding Budo as well.  He knows
they respected him after he kicked their butt so many times. -- Doc

Sardo -- Down, boy! -- Simon

Stoga -- I had to try.  I've got a bit to learn to take the likes of you. -- Katarina

Moundrod -- Only seven minutes?  You need more hydration, friend. -- Hasan

Sad Slacks -- Aha!  The second time was the charm, it seems. -- Siegfried

Willaf -- A win!  A win!  Drinks on me! -- angus, Stupetified

Midas -- Thank you for the encouragement. I hope to start faring as well against the
golden ones and the dark ones as I have with the emotional ones. -- The Laughing Man

Dark Priest -- Phew! -- Wicked Twist

Hasan -- I'll be looking for you.  Well done. -- Mourndread the Sleepy

Cranky -- Sorry, but if you are going to get someone to put a smile on your face it
certainly will not be me. -- The Dread

Simon St. John -- And the farther you travel--soon--the better it will be. -- Sardo
Grackel

Golden Gate Bridge -- Pushed me off, you did!  Right into the water.  Ptui!  Seaweed
in my mouth.... -- Horus Mann

Longing Leggings -- And what an armful you were, too.  I could barely handle you. --
Billy Jack

Azukaru -- Hmm, that was a short career! -- Ghost of Darlin' Deare

Golden Eagle -- (smirk) -- Fangs Ardente

Mourndread -- Playing sports will not make you a future leader of this country. --
Horus Mann, proponent of Academics First

We are sorry to report that Midas and The Golden Gladiators are unavailable this week
for any ads and columns.  They will be back next round. -- Midas's Mom

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

GARTH HALFOGIER was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GOLDEN DELICIOUS won victory over FANGS ARDENTE in a 2 minute Challenge Title battle.
WICKED TWIST was handily defeated by ELEESIA in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SIEGFRIED lost to DARK PRIEST in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
HASAN AL-AZRAD delivered the death blow upon JEALOUS JEANS in a 2 minute fight.
ANGUS MACDOUGAL was savagely defeated by CRANKY  CORDUROY in a 3 minute competition.
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE outlasted LONGING LEGGINGS in a 7 minute Challenge struggle.
STOGA STEEL was overpowered by GOLDEN EAGLE in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
SIMON ST. JOHN was unbelievably bested by THE DREAD in a slow 14 minute gruesome duel.
SILLY SUIT won victory over FRATSFA SLAVE in a 3 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
KATARINA overpowered MOURNDREAD in a exciting 3 minute one-sided fight.
SARDO GRACKEL bested SAD SLACKS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
BILLY JACK demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HORUS MANN overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PAN FOR GOLD overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  19 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  17 -  2      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  17 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  25 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  13 -  0      41  |

Turn 651 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887      11   1  0  105 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  FANGS ARDENTE 5869         20  18  1   97 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      ELEESIA 5884               16   4  0   94 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
LUNGING ATTACK   WICKED TWIST 2306           6   4  0   73 NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
PARRY-LUNGE      KATARINA 4227               6   3  0   63 FAR TRAVELERS (434)
BASHING ATTACK   SARDO GRACKEL 5875         13  12  1   52 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
AIMED BLOW       SILLY SUIT 5892             9   8  0   49 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIMON ST. JOHN 4231         6   3  0   44 FAR TRAVELERS (434)
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 LONGING LEGGINGS 5910.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRANKY  
CORDUROY 5890, SILLY SUIT 5892, KATARINA 4227, FANGS ARDENTE 5869, WICKED TWIST 2306, 
GOLDEN EAGLE 5873, SARDO GRACKEL 5875, DARK PRIEST 5319, GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE 5908, and 
MOURNDREAD 2305.

The least popular fighter this week was THE DREAD 2308.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SIMON ST. JOHN 4231, STOGA STEEL 5871, SIEGFRIED 4233, BILLY JACK 5902, 
SAD SLACKS 5891, GARTH HALFOGIER 5900, PAN FOR GOLD 5912, HORUS MANN 5901, ANGUS 
MACDOUGAL 4229, and JEALOUS JEANS 5889.