DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/30/2008    Duedate: 08/12/2008

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-592

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DANTE FURIOSO
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
(21-6589) [12-6-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KNOTHANDLER                    POSITION IS EMPTY
SEA DOGS (533)                 
(21-6555) [12-4-1,118]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOORMAN                        KEROUAC
LIGHT BRIGADE (549)            LITERATE LOONS (538)
(21-6346) [20-24-0,87]         (21-6566) [13-11-1,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         45
2. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         44      SEA DOGS (533)
3. SEA DOGS (533)              41      Unchartered Team
4. MINISTRY OF SKA (496)       20
5. LIGHT BRIGADE (549)         19      HELL'S BELLES (576)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEA DOGS (533)            96  50  8 65.8   1/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      10  3 0
 2/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      183 106  6 63.3   2/ 1 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)      10  5 1
 3/ 3 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         48  29  1 62.3   3/ 3 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         9  6 0
 4/ 0 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     80  64  5 55.6   4/ 8 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  6 1
 5/ 4 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      456 389 16 54.0   5/ 5 SEA DOGS (533)            6  5 1
 6- 5 BAD BEAT (565)            53  50  5 51.5   6/ 9*HELL'S BELLES (576)       6  9 3
 7/ 6 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)      112 107  1 51.1   7/ 6 LITERATE LOONS (538)      6  9 0
 8/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)     150 185  9 44.8   8/ 7 KANO CLAN (106)           5  5 0
 9/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)          229 323 14 41.5   9/ 4 SWORD OPERA (323)         4 11 1
10/ 9 SWORD OPERA (323)        537 803 21 40.1  10/ 0 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     3  1 0
11/10*HELL'S BELLES (576)        6  14  3 30.0  11-10 BAD BEAT (565)            1  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 602): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 484): PECAN PIE of SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 610): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 606): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 605): SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 609): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 606): SOLSKJAER of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 601): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 592): BLUE MOON of RUN AND HYDE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 591): KEROUAC of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 565): SALLI VOSS of MIDDLE WAY 13 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 555): CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 490): VOICES IN MY HEAD of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 236): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 224): IMMACULATECONCEPTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 440): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 484): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 602): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 484): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 610): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 606): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 605): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 606): THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 606): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 601): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 592): HELP WANTED (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 591): LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 565): ACT OF MALICE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 555): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 490): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 236): RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 224): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 440): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 484) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 601): KOOK AROCHA of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 606): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 591): BOTHACH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (turn 541): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): BLADERUNNER of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 236): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Here I stand, Kerouac the road warrior, the one bright spot in Sherman's dim-
witted menagerie, and at last, Duelmaster of Sunset.  Korlac put up a heck of a good
battle, lots of dodges, lots of connects, lots of back and forth and forth and back,
but finally I won out.  Won with perseverance, guile, and the unusual lunger ability
to take a blow while my limp-wristed beatnik power chipped away.  These have been
dark days for Sherman's Loons who collectively may be the worst learners since Hitler
invaded Russia.  But now's not the time to complain, it's time to rejoice, pass the
peace pipe and wineskin around, burn bras, grow a filthy beard, and dance around the
bonfire as only an inebriated loon could.

Kerouac

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to SUNSET once again!  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, LIGHT 
BRIGADE.  But how many friends do you have now?  Hmmmph!  I always thought SWORD 
OPERA was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 1-4-0!  Ya gotta be quick on 
yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  GRIM 
FANDANGO is now ranked 4th with a 4-1-1 turn.  It seems so recently people were 
saying NOMADIC TRIBE was washed up, finished.  But 4-1-0 moved them up 1.  I guess 
they're washed no more...  What's with BLEDD?  It actually beat DEATH MOB 4's VORG, 
and walked away with 21 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at DEATH MOB 4.  
VORG lost 17 points to BLEDD.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe VORG will provide 
more easy wins...  Apparently SUNSET isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I 
thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 4 challenges this turn!  NOMADIC TRIBE's hatred 
of LITERATE LOONS surfaced again as DANTE FURIOSO challenged SUNSET's top dog.  I'm 
sure SUNSET is excited about DANTE FURIOSO, the new Duelmaster from NOMADIC TRIBE.  
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was GRIM FANDANGO.  The bums at NOMADIC TRIBE couldn't face the challenges from GRIM 
FANDANGO!  No excuse for that!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  RAIDER larned his lesson (STAY GOLD taught it 
well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any GRIM FANDANGO members with 
the same gusto.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young 
rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  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                  
 DANTE FURIOSO 6589           12   6  0   108       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KNOTHANDLER 6555             12   4  1   118       SEA DOGS (533)
 AGENT 99 5840                12   6  1   109       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 BLEDD 6565                   16   8  0   107       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 KEROUAC 6566                 13  11  1   100       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SLYTHR 6597                  10   6  2    95       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568          18   5  0    92       SEA DOGS (533)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOORMAN 6346                 20  24  0    87       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 KORLAC 6574                   7   8  0    86       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 ASSASSIN 6495                17  15  0    85       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 VORG 6576                    11   5  0    85       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 MISASHI SAN 6084             18  15  1    81       KANO CLAN (106)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMETT 6488                 18  19  2    79       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 STAY GOLD 6512               20  14  2    76       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 THELONIUS 6631                7   2  1    75       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-TILT 6544                    12  11  1    69       BAD BEAT (565)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PILSON 6643                   6   2  0    66       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 HOGSNORT 6598                 9   6  0    63       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 MEGA ROKU 6091               13  18  3    60       KANO CLAN (106)
 BREAKSPERE 6189              11  27  0    60       SWORD OPERA (323)
 BARON TONE 6249              14  12  0    58       SWORD OPERA (323)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITMAN 6531                 12  17  0    56       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 GAMMA 6618                    8   4  1    55       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 BALZAC 6536                  11  17  0    53       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 LAGERKVIST 6532              10  19  0    52       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 RAIDER 6617                   4   9  1    50       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-DUDE 6599                     7   7  4    49       BAD BEAT (565)
 RESERVE GUARD 6595           11   7  0    48       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642          6   2  0    46       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 JAGARE 6660                   5   0  1    35       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALTY 6607                    7   5  0    30       SEA DOGS (533)
 MERRY LEONA 6591              3  16  0    27       SWORD OPERA (323)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645        3   4  1    26       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANG CHAO 6632                3   3  0    23       KANO CLAN (106)
-DOUGAL 6659                   2   1  0    23       BAD BEAT (565)
 ROSE LAMONT 6675              3   1  1    21       SWORD OPERA (323)
 ROT 6673                      2   2  1    20       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 MUCUS 6669                    2   2  1    20       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 TRAIN IN VAIN 6649            2   0  0    17       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 THAR STONEWALL 6652           2   3  0    13       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 GROG SWILLER 6677             1   0  1    11       SEA DOGS (533)
-LIU BONG 6630                 2   0  1    10       KANO CLAN (106)
 SUN KING 6680                 1   0  1    10       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MIGHTY BOSSTONE 5969          0   2  0     8       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 MAGGOT 6672                   1   3  1     7       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 BLISTER 6671                  1   3  0     6       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 MAKITA KANE 6681              1   0  0     5       KANO CLAN (106)
 SUCKER PUNCH 6648             1   1  0     4       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 MOLOTOV 6682                  0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 GASH 6683                     0   1  0     1       HELL'S BELLES (576)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SOMA 6635               4  4 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    RAIDER 6617           591  JUST REVENGED
STENCH 6670             0  3 0 HELL'S BELLES 576    ROSE LAMONT 6675      591   
MARUNO ISHI 6674        1  1 0 KANO CLAN 106        MAGGOT 6672           590  REVENGED
XIAN PING 6594          3  8 0 KANO CLAN 106        THELONIUS 6631        588  NOT REVENGED
BUMBOO SWILLER 6650     1  1 0 SEA DOGS 533         ULLRICH BLADESON 6645 588  REVENGED
HORNSWAGGLER 6679       0  1 0 SEA DOGS 533         SUN KING 6680         592   
ROSSMONT 6228          10 15 2 SWORD OPERA 323      AGENT 99 5840         588  NONE
STELLANA 6684           0  1 0 SWORD OPERA 323      GROG SWILLER 6677     592   
STELLITA 6634           2  6 0 SWORD OPERA 323      ROT 6673              591   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lagerkvist -- No, no, I cannot touch any of that stuff.  It affects my voice.  Can't
have that, my voice is a superb instrument, not to be risked. -- Baron Tone

Jagare -- Gah!  You're welcome to migrate to some other location at any time.  Don't
worry about me, I can get along without you just fine. -- Merry Leona, limping away

Hogsnort -- Crude, as usual, but effective.  (sigh)  As usual. -- Breakspere

Rot -- Damn.  I didn't need that. -- Ghost of Stellita

Rot -- You have left me short a soprano.  Only for secondary roles, but still, I
*needed* her.  Do you sing? -- Madam Butterfly

Ghost of Stench -- I could wonder if this was some kind of trade-off, but since
nobody consulted me, I figure it was just chance.  Unfortunate chance. -- Rose Lamont

All -- Soma was 8(+1)-9-17-15-15-6-15 LU, at least +3 attack.  I was looking forward
to getting a bit more offensive with him in there, hard to find decent big guys.
R.I.P., you will be avenged....also welcome to our two new team members, Sun King and
Molotov.  I'm sure you'll all love dancing that Grim Fandango with them! -- Stik and
GF

Raider -- Wow, we didn't think you had it in you, honestly.  Your manager's been
overheard wishing for your death, perhaps he shouldn't wish so loudly.... -- Grim
Fandango

Foorman -- That's money, baby!! -- Bledd

Pilson -- Huh-uh, don't think so... -- Slythr

Misashi San -- Another unlucky turn for me, it would seem.  I will take a win from
you yet, mark my words. -- Stay Gold

DM Kerouac -- Congrats on falling onto the throne.  But how long can you hold it?? --
Grim Fandango

Nomad -- Welcome back from the Face, my friend!  Thanks again for the proxy services!
-- Stik

Surly -- That is quite an impressive record.  I'm happy to have put a notch in the
loss column.  -- Dante

Merry Leona -- Sometimes an FE advantage isn't enough.  That was a fun little dance.
-- Jagare

Instructor -- I manage to avoid the bloodfeud and I get...you!  Did I ask to fight
you?  No.  Did I want to fight you?  No.  Perhaps some other time when I'm planning
on the encounter we can do that again.  For now, blech! -- Ullrich

17 July 2008
All -- Many of you know me and many more don't, but I will be scarce for a few
months.  I am relocating, so look for my presence online!  As my will, so mote it
be! -- Abraxis

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

STAY GOLD bested RAIDER in a 3 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
MEGA ROKU was vanquished by THELONIUS in a 2 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
DANTE FURIOSO subdued KEROUAC in a 4 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
KORLAC was devastated by KNOTHANDLER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BLEDD demolished VORG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
HOGSNORT unbelievably bested BALZAC in a unpopular 15 minute Challenge fight.
PILSON overpowered BREAKSPERE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
DANG CHAO was defeated by JAGARE in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
ULLRICH BLADESONG vanquished BLISTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ASSASSIN was vanquished by AGENT 99 in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MISASHI SAN was narrowly defeated by SURLY DECKHAND in a 3 minute expert's match.
SLYTHR demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
HAMMETT subdued BARON TONE in a popular 4 minute master's match.
FOORMAN handily defeated WHITMAN in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
LAGERKVIST vanquished MUCUS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SALTY was vanquished by LEAD INSTRUCTOR in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
GAMMA devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
RESERVE GUARD narrowly defeated MERRY LEONA in a 2 minute brutal bout.
THAR STONEWALL was beaten by ROSE LAMONT in a 3 minute brutal bout.
MIGHTY BOSSTONE was defeated by ROT in a 2 minute bloody amateur's conflict.
SUCKER PUNCH luckily beat MOLOTOV in a monotonous 10 minute gory beginner's fight.
TRAIN IN VAIN overcame MAGGOT in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
GROG SWILLER butchered STELLANA in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
HORNSWAGGLER was narrowly killed by SUN KING in a 3 minute gory novice's duel.
MAKITA KANE unbelievably bested GASH in a 2 minute brutal novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  14 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        31 -  22 -  2      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  15 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE      21 -  16 -  3      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  20 -  3      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  17 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  42 -  7      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  23 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  28 -  1      38  |

Turn 592 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       4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  4         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DANTE FURIOSO 6589         12   6  0  108 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
AIMED BLOW       KNOTHANDLER 6555           12   4  1  118 SEA DOGS (533)
LUNGING ATTACK   AGENT 99 5840              12   6  1  109 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
SLASHING ATTACK  SLYTHR 6597                10   6  2   95 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
BASHING ATTACK   SURLY DECKHAND 6568        18   5  0   92 SEA DOGS (533)
WALL OF STEEL    VORG 6576                  11   5  0   85 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
PARRY-STRIKE     PILSON 6643                 6   2  0   66 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
TOTAL PARRY      HOGSNORT 6598               9   6  0   63 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
STRIKING ATTACK  LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642        6   2  0   46 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FOORMAN 6346.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KEROUAC 6566.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAMMETT 6488, SURLY 
DECKHAND 6568, RAIDER 6617, ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645, MISASHI SAN 6084, ROSE LAMONT 
6675, STAY GOLD 6512, THELONIUS 6631, DANTE FURIOSO 6589, and BARON TONE 6249.

The least popular fighter this week was HOGSNORT 6598.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SUCKER PUNCH 6648, BALZAC 6536, STELLANA 6684, MAGGOT 6672, SALTY 6607, 
MUCUS 6669, WHITMAN 6531, ASSASSIN 6495, BREAKSPERE 6189, and VORG 6576.