Date   : 09/08/2008    Duedate: 09/20/2008


DM-17    TURN-597

This Weeks Top Honors


(17-6963) [9-2-0,69]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AURELIUS                       CAHALITH
(17-6963) [9-2-0,69]           (17-7022) [1-0-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AURELIUS                       ZALMAN ARVO
(17-6963) [9-2-0,69]           (17-7010) [5-0-1,47]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FORSAKEN (571)              58
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            38      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
3. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     12      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH INCARNATE (558)        0
5. GLADIATORS (569)             0      FORSAKEN (571)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*FORSAKEN (571)             4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          8  7 1
 2- 1 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     63  30  4 67.7   2/ 2 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   6  3 0
 3/ 2 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   82  66  3 55.4   3/ 0*FORSAKEN (571)            4  1 0
 4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)         419 600  9 41.1   4- 3 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     1  0 1
 5- 4 GLADIATORS (569)          24  43  4 35.8   5- 4 GLADIATORS (569)          1  7 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     The sour smell of bog was growing ever more evident as the small party marched
along a long dirt road, flanked by the rider.
     "Man, this place stinks!" a man exclaimed.
     "Shh!" the Harkeny woman warned with worried eyes casting to the rider.  "Don't
upset him even more," she begged.  She was very tall but exotically beautiful, with a
perfect figure, emotional eyes, and lovely lips.
     The Rirorni made no secret as he explored her body with his eyes.
     "Something you like?" a crisp and unenthused voice asked, snapping the
man from his thoughts.
     Elly, the orcish woman, watched with an amused sneer that attempted to rival her
master's mood.  Her fingers curled and uncurled in anticipation as she waited for
just the right moment to jump in.
     "Uh..." the Rirorni stammered.  "Of course I do, you neutered sea slug," he
snapped, after recovering from his surprise.
     "How dare yo-" Elly's words stopped as a stone careened off the back of her
head, sending her reeling.
     "Nice shot," a well-dressed man commented lazily.  He was obviously Fratsfan,
showing an innate disinterest for anything that didn't affect him directly.
     The Harkeny girl began to giggle and tried hiding it behing her hand as best as
she could.  "We'll have to start calling you Stone Tosser, Rin," the girl teased.
"That's the third time tonight."
     An elegantly dressed half-elf bowed with a stoic face and the stars dancing in
his eyes.  "I am glad to be of service, m'lady."
     The horse side-stepped impatiently with the clomp of a hoof calling everyone's
attention to the crossbow the rider was holding.  "I trust you are done, my dear
bastard elf?"
     The orc finally shook off her daze, rubbing the back of her head, and glared at
Rin Silvermoon.
     "We are nearing your new home, smelly," the man glanced at the Rirorni.  "Or
     "Thank the gods!" the Fratsfan named T'Lani exclaimed.  "I'm so sick of walking.
It will be nice to lounge and bathe."
     "At least one of us is eager," the Harkeny girl muttered before turning to
follow the road as the horse continued its slow pace.
     "Cheer up, Tamyra," the Rirorni exclaimed.  "You've got me with ya...
And T'Lani and Rin."
     "Oh goody.  A plainsman that thinks a treecat loincloth is dressing up, a too
noble for his own good half elf that took slavery over his family, and a lazy self-
absorbed dandy."
     "What about me?" the Fratsfan asked, adjusting his silken shirt.
     Tamyra snorted disgustedly and picked up her pace.  "The latter," she muttered.
     The five slaves plodded onward, each with his own reason of why he had
fallen to the bottom of the social barrel.  Each with a reason why they would
cooperate with the rider.  Promises, dreams, debts, honor, pride, and laziness.  The
rider wasn't cruel.   Good business, maybe?  The crew
 finally saw the towering city bloom from out of the darkness, its shining domes
visible even by the moon's light.
     "Kjarran, my lord, once again you bless me as my eyes feast upon your holy
lands," the rider whispered with a touch of awe.  He turned in his saddle and
gestured widely with one arm.  "Welcome to Aljafir."
     Of the five travelers, only one seemed pleased.  The orc woman rubbed her hands
together in great anticipation.
     "This is where you wish for us to fight for you, lord Garou?" she asked with
bright, adoring eyes.
     "This is where you will all learn.  If the grey -itch comes to seek you, we will
end her reign of terror.  The Alkurias will be revenged."
     The group stared at him in disbelief and horror.
     "And the whelp Rylian will follow the True Path, or be removed from it.  Long
live the prince, may he live forever," the man finished with a brutal sneer.

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 600): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 602): MARLOW of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 596): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 598): 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 584): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 582): RICO SAVVY of BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): 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 267): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 463): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 450): BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): 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 395): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 600): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 602): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 596): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 598): 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 584): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 582): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, 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 267): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 463): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 450): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 426): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 396): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 395): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 488): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 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 584): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 425): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail, Warriors of Aljafir!  Your Duelmaster bids you greetings!  Looks like the end
of the road for me.  Not a long termer.  My numbers:  11(+1)-13-9-11-21-7-13 Adex
Parry and Ex Defense.  Favorites:  Very Low/Low and I tend to focus on Parry skills
when I train.  I've gone from an Apprentices Tournament Victor @ 8-3-0 to 3-3 in the
Adepts tourney and finally, 0-3 in the most recent Champions tourney.  Caesar has a
low tolerance for failure, so he pulled the plug on me....

I tried to bloodfeud Vercingetorix last turn, but to no avail as the coward did not
show.  I will try again this turn, otherwise poor old Commodus will go unavenged.  Or
perhaps we will unleash Aurelius....

Aljafir has been a tough place for us Romans.  First the loss of dear Saphronicus and
most recently, my little buddy Commodus.  Sometimes, things just don't go your
way....  But we will try to bring them back to life on All Hallow's Eve....  Someday
they will return to the sands of the Aljafir arena....

That is a wrap for this time around.  Caesar has a 2:05 tee time.  He has been
exceptionally spoiled this year by the golf gods.  4-5 days per week of sun and fun
is quite rewarding.  Since Caesar's flying rickshaw was grounded by soaring fuel
costs and a coolie labor issue in Arvat, he has been forced to remain local.

I remain, Novellus, Total Parry Pud and Duelmaster of Aljafir!  Hail Caesar!  Hail
Rome!  Long live the Downchallenge!  Farewell my fair city!  Long live golf, young
blondes and vodka!

Duelmaster and Lord Protector
Fields of Elysium (563)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ALJAFIR!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Talk about hot teams!  FORSAKEN 
goes out, the very first time, and goes 4-1-0!  Like, what do you guys eat for 
breakfast?  MVP award for CAHALITH?  FORSAKEN's proud of him after beating EMBEZZLING 
SCRIBE and getting 16 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  YAREK ZURN's match with 
DANGEROUS CRIMINAL cost him a loss of 1 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is 
being unfair?  I think NOVELLUS should let KHALHUMS DWARF be Duelmaster for a while, 
without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of MIDDLE WAY must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys 
know something that I don't?  I don't know what FIELDS OF ELYSIUM's been doing.  They 
certainly haven't been accepting many fights from MIDDLE WAY, that's fer sher.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  ALJAFIR is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AURELIUS 6963                 9   2  0    69       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK THE RIPPER 6803          9   2  0   115       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
-QUINTUS 6913                 11   6  2   111       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VERCINGETORIX 6950           14   4  1    90       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE RED BARON 6952            9   6  2    65       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VLAD THE IMPALER 6961         4   2  0    48       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 GRISHORT HURM 6929            6  29  0    47       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ZALMAN ARVO 7010              5   0  1    47       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 URSILA VINE 7006              5   2  1    38       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 YAREK ZURN 6955               6  13  0    35       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIBERIUS 6979                 4   0  0    33       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
-GERMANICUS 6999               4   3  0    24       GLADIATORS (569)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUCIUS 6996                   2   2  1    20       GLADIATORS (569)
-HENRY VIII 6964               1   1  0    18       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 CAHALITH 7022                 1   0  0    16       FORSAKEN (571)
 IRRAKA 7019                   1   0  0    15       FORSAKEN (571)
 ITHAEUR 7021                  1   0  0    13       FORSAKEN (571)
 RAHU 7020                     1   0  0    13       FORSAKEN (571)
 SALARA LORMIN 7037            1   0  0    10       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ELODOTH 7023                  0   1  0     1       FORSAKEN (571)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
COMMODUS 6962           9  6 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIU 563 VERCINGETORIX 6950    595   
DEAD ROMAN 19 7033      0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIU 563 WURM KIN              597  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Novellus -- I hand over to you in good spirits.  Yes, I know, you already had the
title.  You just proved that it wasn't a fluke, right?  Good work, and a not
particularly fond farewell (not your personality, it's the beard). -- Tamarin Mellirn
P.S.  Well, okay, I suppose your personality may have something to do with the beard,
but I take it to be mainly that you're a dwarf.  I knew a dwarf once who shaved, and
I got alone fine with him.

Aurelius -- I wish I could believe that your victory heralded sunshine.  We could use
some sunshine.  It's been raining since yesterday, and the temperature is headed for
the cellar. -- Grishort Hurm

Germanicus -- Ah, life was so simple then, was it not?  Now, the most unlikely people
are supposed to be friends.  I could really pass on all this "let's be friends with
everyone" stuff.  I figure the pushers of that nonsense are just setting us up for
some kind of really nasty surprise.  Oh, well.  We have to make the most of the times
we live in. -- Yarek Zurn

Germanicus -- Darned if any of us know what that was about.  Zurn gets odd sometimes.
He says that stuff he smokes gives him "trans-temporal awareness."  Right, whatever
that is.  Good fight. -- Yarek Zurn's teammates

The "Osksi Noble"?  Why can't this town import a true Osksi noble, or at least a
plausible facsimile?  This guy is totally unbelievable in that role. -- Zalman Arvo
P.S.  Besides being worthless as a fighter, but then, all Osksi Nobles are.  Probably
comes of living like the bloated plutocrats they are on their southern estates.

I find myself totally without sympathy for any Embezzling Scribe.  I figure they're
taking money out of the hands and by extension food out of the mouths of the poor and
uneducated, because the wealthy have scribes they can rely on, and the educated can
do their own accounts.  That's despicable.  Ah, "that" being the "taking money and/or
food out of the mouths of the poor etc." -- Ursila Vine

Our congratulations to Novellus. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

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
                                 *TURF WAR VI RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2008 (10 turns)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD ROMAN 19 was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NOVELLUS viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 5 minute brutal expert's battle.
AURELIUS overpowered GRISHORT HURM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
YAREK ZURN was defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute match.
URSILA VINE viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute gruesome brawl.
ZALMAN ARVO savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a exciting 6 minute struggle.
RAHU handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ITHAEUR vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CAHALITH won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
ELODOTH was overpowered by SALARA LORMIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
IRRAKA handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   0 -  1     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   1 -  1      91  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  35 -  1      34  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 597 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   AURELIUS 6963               9   2  0   69 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZALMAN ARVO 7010            5   0  1   47 MIDDLE WAY (484)
TOTAL PARRY      URSILA VINE 7006            5   2  1   38 MIDDLE WAY (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AURELIUS 6963.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ZALMAN ARVO 7010.  The ten other most popular fighters were CAHALITH 7022, 
IRRAKA 7019, GRISHORT HURM 6929, RAHU 7020, and DEAD ROMAN 19 7033.

The least popular fighter this week was ELODOTH 7023.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEAD ROMAN 19 7033, RAHU 7020, GRISHORT HURM 6929, IRRAKA 7019, SALARA 
LORMIN 7037, ITHAEUR 7021, YAREK ZURN 6955, URSILA VINE 7006, AURELIUS 6963, and 

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



     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."


     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.