DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/28/2008    Duedate: 09/10/2008

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-594

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PETE MOSS
FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-4968) [16-4-2,157]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DAN STEPPE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
FUNKY FOLK (405)               
(19-5000) [14-5-2,159]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOT ROD II                     STEWIE GRIFFIN
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     CUNNING RUNTS (425)
(19-4961) [22-24-1,92]         (19-5070) [8-2-1,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CUNNING RUNTS (425)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CUNNING RUNTS (425)         37
2. FUNKY FOLK (405)            36      CUNNING RUNTS (425)
3. IDES OF MARCH (226)          6      Unchartered Team
4. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)        0
5. BANZAI BARBARIANS (427)      0      TEAM (191)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BANZAI BARBARIANS (427)    2   0  0  100   1/ 2 CUNNING RUNTS (425)      11  3 0
 2/ 2 CUNNING RUNTS (425)       35  14  1 71.4   2/ 3 IDES OF MARCH (226)       7  2 0
 3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)         136 103 10 56.9   3/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  6  8 1
 4/ 5 IDES OF MARCH (226)       73  60  4 54.9   4/ 5 FUNKY FOLK (405)          5  1 0
 5- 4 WALI'S FINEST (419)       73  60  2 54.9   5- 6*BANZAI BARBARIANS (427)   2  0 0
 6- 6 TROUBLED WATERS (350)     30  31  1 49.2   6- 4 TROUBLED WATERS (350)     2  2 0
 7- 7 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    399 424 37 48.5   7- 7 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     2  3 0
 8- 9 TEAM CHAOS (422)         104 133  5 43.9   8- 8 WALI'S FINEST (419)       2  7 0
 9/ 8 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 457 589 18 43.7   9- 9 TEAM CHAOS (422)          0  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 599): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 595): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 597): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 593): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): VORTEX of FLYING MONKEYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 583): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 581): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 572): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 462): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 449): BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 440): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 394): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 394): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 486): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 599): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 595): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 597): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 593): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 583): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 581): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 572): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 462): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 449): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 440): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 294): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 394): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 486): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): HERACLITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  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 585):URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          ARONWE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          URAT of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
              (turn 584): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): UGLY GENTLEMAN of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                             JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 423): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                              JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ZUWAYZA once again!  Biff!  Pow!  ZUWAYZA watched with glee as 
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS got knocked off top spot by CUNNING RUNTS!  Some people say I 
ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well 
FUNKY FOLK moved up 1, to 4th.  What's with MINI ME?  He actually beat ZUWAYZA's 
PERSISTENT BEGGAR, and walked away with 15 more points from the fight.  Laughs were 
big at FUNKY FOLK while they watched JACK HAMMA clobber HOT ROD II.  He lost 8 points 
and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  TIMES was reminded on the sands 
why PETE MOSS is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip 
about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, IDES OF MARCH!  The 
bums at FUNKY FOLK couldn't face the challenges from IDES OF MARCH!  No excuse for 
that!  DAN STEPPE expects the easy win by going 51 points down.  BLACK BELT will find 
this a hard lesson!  DAN STEPPE overcame BLACK BELT.  FUNKY FOLK calls this fighting? 
In my day...   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  TRASH COLLECTOR larned his lesson (ERIC CARTMAN taught it 
well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any CUNNING RUNTS members with 
the same gusto.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To 
die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE MOSS 4968               16   4  2   157       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAN STEPPE 5000              14   5  2   159       FUNKY FOLK (405)
-DARDANIUS 2683               12   3  0   155       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 JACK HAMMA 5001              13   4  2   117       FUNKY FOLK (405)
-ARCHIPPUS 4222                9   3  0   102       TROUBLED WATERS (350)
-WHITE CHOCOATE 4923          21   9  0    97       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-TIBERIUS 5002                12   4  2    95       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 TIMES 4908                   17  39  0    93       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-VENENOSO 4959                15   9  4    93       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT ROD II 4961              22  24  1    92       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATARSE FURY 4880            20  20  2    88       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 BLACK BELT 5040              17   8  0    88       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 PUBLIUS 4994                 10   3  0    77       IDES OF MARCH (226)
-JEWEL 4924                   12  15  0    68       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARAMEL 4921                 13  14  0    65       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 BART SIMPSON 5072             9   1  0    63       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
-MARCELLUS 5075                5   0  0    61       IDES OF MARCH (226)
-AQUILA 4245                   5   4  0    58       TROUBLED WATERS (350)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EPAPHRAS 4229                 5   3  0    54       TROUBLED WATERS (350)
 STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070           8   2  1    53       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
-ELEMI TRIANGLE 5036           6   4  0    53       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 WEE MAN 5071                  4   6  0    52       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 ERIC CARTMAN 5069             8   2  0    46       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
-ISIS 5006                     7   7  0    42       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-AMATUS JUSTAS 5042            9   4  0    41       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-AKASAI CHIN 5035              5   5  1    40       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-MARCO TITANIUS 5037           9   9  0    36       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-ANTONIUS 5063                 7   3  0    35       IDES OF MARCH (226)
-ANICETUS ENNIUS 5045          5   6  1    35       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-JASON 4220                    5   3  0    34       TROUBLED WATERS (350)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORNAMENT 5060                 5  10  0    33       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-SERRA ACARAL 5034             4   6  0    27       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REMUS 5089                    1   0  0    20       BANZAI BARBARIANS (427)
-NICANOR 5025                  2   1  1    19       TROUBLED WATERS (350)
 TRASH COLLECTOR 5091          1   1  1    17       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MINI ME 5093                  1   0  0    15       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
-TACITUS SPURIUS 5056          3   5  0    14       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-VLAD 5085                     1   0  0    11       BANZAI BARBARIANS (427)
-EVEL DEWAR 5077               1   2  0     8       FUNKY FOLK (405)
-MS. IMNPACT 5084              0   1  0     1       WALI'S FINEST (419)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NAPOLEON BONAPAR 5090   0  1 0 CUNNING RUNTS 425    TRASH COLLECTOR 5091  593  JUST REVENGED
LUSCIOUS 5007           8  6 2 WALI'S FINEST 419    PETE MOSS 4968        591   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well the newsletter came week late and they never posted the newsletter online, so I
couldn't get my turns in this week...so to try and make up for it I'm doing some p-
ads.  Yep, I'm a prince.  =) -- Anti, mgr. Troubled Waters

Ornament -- Sorry, that was last turn's challenge.  Thanks for the learns though! --
Nicanor

Amatus Justas -- Is that pig latin or sumptin? -- Epaphras

Elemi Triangle -- Hmmm...the boss always said my post was a "temp to never ever hire"
position and I think it might be getting close to unemployment time. Yep. -- Jason

Anti -- Why didn't I fight? -- Archippus

Archippus -- Meh.  Didn't feel right.  I go with my gut. -- Anti

Anti -- So I'm being managed by chicken wings and big size cheez-its.  Great. --
Archippus

Nicanor -- One does as one must, of course, but my advice to you is:  Go and trouble
my waters no more.  It's such a nuisance to calm them down again. -- Ornament

Dan Steppe -- A-one and a-two and...still not my rhythm. -- Black Belt

Publius -- Why aren't you writing letters to the editor, or at least to other
managers? -- Hot Rod
P.S.  They tell me that's your style.

Matarse Fury -- I am most definitely not laughing at you, because I'm sure that once
you've knocked the rust off, you'll be the terror of the arena once again. -- Times
P.S.  But Hot Rod is secretly thrilled by your return.  He has missed you, though he
won't admit it.

Napoleon Bonaparte -- Somehow, I expected you to be shorter.  If you'd been shorter,
that blow which decapitated you would just have whiffled your hair and spun me off
balance.  So you see, come back shorter. -- Trash Collector
P.S.  I wasn't aiming at your head, so I'll be darned if I know why that's all I hit.
Sorry about that.

Deep Thought -- I would have been gentle with Napoleon, but it would appear that
(wince) Trash Collector didn't know his own strength. -- Ornament

Wee Man -- Try getting a payday loan after that encounter. -- Lek Tormuz, Merchant
and Moneylender

Troubled Waters -- Oh I see, runnin' away.  Come back 'ere and take what's comin' to
ya, I'll bite your legs off. -- Cunning Runts

Jaguar Warriors -- Good to see a new, old team show up.  The more the bloodier. --
Deep Thought, mgr. Cunning Runts

Trash Collector -- Thanks for killing Napoleon, got a much better replacement roll-up
and got some good advice on setting him up from Stik, the Consortium and others.
Mini Me will be showing up soon. -- Deep Thought

9 August 2008
All -- We are currently looking for capable manager that will give the Desolate
Empire Alliance a full roster for the Turf War.  We currently have four (4) roster
slots that are open to capable managers without questionable morals.  If interested
for the Turf War, contact:  Lamar Treas-Wilson, Dok Sik, Dok Sik Killas DM 47

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ERIC CARTMAN bested TRASH COLLECTOR in a 3 minute master vs. beginner Bloodfeud fight.
JACK HAMMA demolished HOT ROD II in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
DAN STEPPE overpowered BLACK BELT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
PETE MOSS devastated TIMES in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Title fight.
PUBLIUS viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 5 minute gruesome brawl.
STEWIE GRIFFIN defeated ORNAMENT in a exciting 3 minute struggle.
WEE MAN bested DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute competition.
BART SIMPSON overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MINI ME vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   1 -  0      93  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   9 -  0      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  26 -  3      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  16 -  1      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  21 -  1      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 594 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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PETE MOSS 4968             16   4  2  157 FUNKY FOLK (405)
SLASHING ATTACK  JACK HAMMA 5001            13   4  2  117 FUNKY FOLK (405)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK BELT 5040            17   8  0   88 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
TOTAL PARRY      PUBLIUS 4994               10   3  0   77 IDES OF MARCH (226)
AIMED BLOW       BART SIMPSON 5072           9   1  0   63 CUNNING RUNTS (425)
WALL OF STEEL    STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070         8   2  1   53 CUNNING RUNTS (425)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOT ROD II 4961.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070.  The ten other most popular fighters were ORNAMENT 5060, 
TRASH COLLECTOR 5091, PETE MOSS 4968, PUBLIUS 4994, JACK HAMMA 5001, DAN STEPPE 5000, 
WEE MAN 5071, BART SIMPSON 5072, MINI ME 5093, and ERIC CARTMAN 5069.

The least popular fighter this week was BLACK BELT 5040.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOT ROD II 4961, TIMES 4908, ERIC CARTMAN 5069, MINI ME 5093, BART 
SIMPSON 5072, WEE MAN 5071, DAN STEPPE 5000, JACK HAMMA 5001, PUBLIUS 4994, and PETE 
MOSS 4968.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PETE MOSS (19-4968) FUNKY FOLK (405)

                                  Name-Change-O-Rama

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

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