DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/13/2008    Duedate: 08/26/2008

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-593

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DANTE FURIOSO
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
(21-6589) [13-6-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DANTE FURIOSO                  ROT
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)            HELL'S BELLES (576)
(21-6589) [13-6-0,124]         (21-6673) [3-2-1,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOORMAN                        GROG SWILLER
LIGHT BRIGADE (549)            SEA DOGS (533)
(21-6346) [21-24-0,95]         (21-6677) [2-0-1,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         41
2. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         30      SEA DOGS (533)
3. HELL'S BELLES (576)         30      Unchartered Team
4. LITERATE LOONS (538)        14
5. SWORD OPERA (323)            9      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)            98  53  8 64.9   1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       9  4 0
 2/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      186 108  6 63.3   2/ 4 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       9  5 1
 3/ 3 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         49  33  1 59.8   3/ 2 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       9  6 1
 4/ 4 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     82  66  5 55.4   4/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)      9  6 0
 5/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      459 391 16 54.0   5/ 6*HELL'S BELLES (576)       7  8 2
 6/ 7 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)      115 109  1 51.3   6/ 3 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         6  9 0
 7/ 8 LITERATE LOONS (538)     154 186  9 45.3   7/10 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     5  3 0
 8/ 9 KANO CLAN (106)          230 324 15 41.5   8/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)           5  4 1
 9/10 SWORD OPERA (323)        538 806 21 40.0   9/ 5 SEA DOGS (533)            5  7 1
10/11*HELL'S BELLES (576)        9  16  3 36.0  10/ 9 SWORD OPERA (323)         4 10 1

    '*'   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 603): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 611): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 606): SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 610): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 602): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 593): BLUE MOON of RUN AND HYDE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 592): DANTE FURIOSO of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 566): SALLI VOSS of MIDDLE WAY 13 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 556): 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 491): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, 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 441): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 485): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 603): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 611): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 606): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 610): THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): BONSUR BABES ROCK (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 602): POSITION IS EMPTY mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 593): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 592): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 566): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 556): 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 491): DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, 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 441): GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 485) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): LEONIDAS of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 606): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 593): MARV JR of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 566): RIREMA of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, 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.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 441): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Duelmaster?!  Wow.  It was only a few turns ago that Nomad was lamenting not
having any veterans on the roster, and now there is a Duelmaster on the squad!
Pretty sweet.  Especially since it is me.  
     It is an interesting mix of challenger champions I have to choose from.  I know
I don't want the aimers.  Slythr is a nice guy despite the name, so I don't want to
challenge a friend.  That leaves the lungers and the basher.  I have a sneaky
suspicion that basher might be bloodfeuding...yet, I don't know that Kerouac needs
another shot so quickly.   At least there are a few options.  It is a healthy class
of CCs desiring a shot at my throne anyway.
     Good luck on the sands Sunset--I hope to waste your time with some more writing
next turn.
     -- Dante Furioso, Duelmaster of Sunset

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon SUNSET, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Those betting on SEA DOGS lost their shirt, as SEA 
DOGS lost their fighting abilities:  2-3-0.  Nothing works for a team like victory 
(How's that for a perceptive observation?) as LITERATE LOONS can attest...  GRIM 
FANDANGO had cause to celebrate, after MOLOTOV got 19 points by beating TRAIN IN 
VAIN.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, KUNG-FU MASTER was winsome, after 
beating SLYTHR and seeing him lose 17 points.  Well, Duelmaster DANTE FURIOSO 
challenged SEA DOGS' SURLY DECKHAND.  Is a 12-6-0 good enough?  SURLY DECKHAND found 
out that SUNSET isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  
Word has it one team in SUNSET is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent 
to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst 
the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of NOMADIC TRIBE, alone and unchallenged.  As 
a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of GRIM FANDANGO, so did that sorry 
team shy from NOMADIC TRIBE Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and RAIDER is it 
right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't LIGHT BRIGADE proud!  ASSASSIN found 
himself challenged by a warrior 22 below:  HOGSNORT.  HOGSNORT of DEATH MOB 4 kept 
his wits as he was defeated by ASSASSIN.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Those who owe MEGA ROKU of KANO CLAN money and had written him off, take note:  he'S 
BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  Never one to advocate diplomacy and 
restraint, I was pleased to see HELL'S BELLES retaliate against SWORD OPERA in 
bloodfeud!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you 
have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in SUNSET is the highlight of my life.  More important 
duties call me.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for 
SUNSET?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANTE FURIOSO 6589           13   6  0   124       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLEDD 6565                   17   8  0   122       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 AGENT 99 5840                13   6  1   117       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 KORLAC 6574                   8   8  0   100       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 FOORMAN 6346                 21  24  0    95       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 KNOTHANDLER 6555             12   5  1    92       SEA DOGS (533)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASSASSIN 6495                18  15  0    89       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEROUAC 6566                 13  12  1    89       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568          18   6  0    86       SEA DOGS (533)
 THELONIUS 6631                8   2  1    86       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 HAMMETT 6488                 19  19  2    84       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 VORG 6576                    11   6  0    81       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 MISASHI SAN 6084             18  16  1    78       KANO CLAN (106)
 SLYTHR 6597                  10   7  2    78       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 STAY GOLD 6512               20  15  2    77       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BARON TONE 6249              15  12  0    76       SWORD OPERA (323)
 MEGA ROKU 6091               14  18  4    69       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOGSNORT 6598                 9   7  0    65       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 WHITMAN 6531                 13  17  0    64       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BREAKSPERE 6189              11  28  0    61       SWORD OPERA (323)
 PILSON 6643                   6   3  0    60       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 BALZAC 6536                  12  17  0    59       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 LAGERKVIST 6532              11  19  0    58       LITERATE LOONS (538)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RESERVE GUARD 6595           12   7  0    56       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 GAMMA 6618                    8   5  1    50       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642          6   3  0    44       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 SALTY 6607                    8   5  0    39       SEA DOGS (533)
 JAGARE 6660                   5   1  1    34       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUN KING 6680                 2   0  1    33       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 ROT 6673                      3   2  1    32       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645        4   4  1    29       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 MERRY LEONA 6591              3  17  0    26       SWORD OPERA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIDER 6617                   4  10  1    23       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-DANG CHAO 6632                3   3  0    23       KANO CLAN (106)
 GROG SWILLER 6677             2   0  1    20       SEA DOGS (533)
 MOLOTOV 6682                  1   1  0    20       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MAGGOT 6672                   2   3  1    16       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 MUCUS 6669                    2   3  1    16       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 THAR STONEWALL 6652           2   4  0    14       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MIGHTY BOSSTONE 5969          1   2  0    13       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 GASH 6683                     1   1  0    13       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 ROSE LAMONT 6675              3   2  1    12       SWORD OPERA (323)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-LIU BONG 6630                 2   0  1    10       KANO CLAN (106)
 TRAIN IN VAIN 6649            2   1  0     7       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 BLISTER 6671                  1   4  0     7       HELL'S BELLES (576)
-MAKITA KANE 6681              1   0  0     5       KANO CLAN (106)
 SUCKER PUNCH 6648             1   2  0     5       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BANDIT PRINCE           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           MEGA ROKU 6091        593  NONE
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  JUST REVENGED
MARUNO ISHI 6674        1  1 0 KANO CLAN 106        MAGGOT 6672           590  REVENGED
HORNSWAGGLER 6679       0  1 0 SEA DOGS 533         SUN KING 6680         592   
MAN OVERBOARD 6685      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 533         WURM KIN              593  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

Stik -- Hornswaggler most certainly DID NOT like dancing the Grim Fandango with the
Sun King.  He was 8-14-10-21-9-11-11 PS, +4 Ini, +3 or +4 Rip.  Not an impressive
debut in Sunset after his 5-3 in the Rookies.  He will be missed. -- One Armed Bandit

Dante -- Hrmph. -- Surly Deckhand

Kano Clan -- Three attempts to bloodfeud by Mega Roku and three losses?  That has to
stink.  Has anybody warned him about what happened to those Kano scum after they lost
bloodfeuds to a Tribesman?  Perhaps a torch fight?  Seriously though, the death was
an accident, I am happy to have fought off the bloodfeuds, but hate to see another
warrior go down. -- Thelonius

How many arenas can boast that Piker and Basher are the two most popular styles--
twice as many as the least popular style--total parry!?  Way to go, Sunset! -- Nomad

Rose -- Not the match-up I was looking for. -- Thar

Blister -- If you guys are going to challenge the Tribe, expect a response.  I
thought that response worked out quite nicely. -- Ullrich

Dang Chao -- Perhaps you should talk with your elder teammates about the idea behind
a challenge.  Oh wait, those veterans have been having trouble lately as well!
Thanks for the challenge. -- Jagare

DM Furioso -- Congrats on your ascendancy!  Drink free on us tonight at the double B!
-- Grim Fandango

Sea Dogs -- I warned Hornswaggler, when I was laying bleeding in the sand during the
tourney, I said to him I said, 'I'll see you back home, and when I do...you go down
for the dirtnap!' and boy was I right!  It's nice to be right.  Looking forward to
learning some skills off you guys! -- Sun King

Raider -- One down.... -- GF

Vorg -- Thought you were getting a little big for your britches.... -- Bledd

Knothandler -- Rematch?? -- Bledd

Sucker Punch -- Way to hold on, thought I had you a couple times there.  Nice to see
I could go 10, anyway! -- Molotov

Pilson -- I hardly know what to say to you.  "Ouch" seems inadequate, and what else
will do for this one-shot defeat?  You are cunning and dangerous. -- Breakspere

Hammett -- Much can be forgiven to the literate, and yet, by the same token, much
that is forgiven in others cannot be considered acceptable.  Take care that you do
not damage my voice, for that would be utterly unforgivable, and that without regard
for your literacy or lack thereof. -- Baron Tone

Reserve Guard -- (bristling)  I can *too* kill a houseplant!  Ask anybody!  Even a
geranium or a spider plant, they all die for me. -- Merry Leona

Thar Stonewall -- How could a nomadic tribesman acquire the name of "Stonewall"?  It
seems so un-nomadic. -- Rose Lamont

Grog Swiller -- I was always prone to catastrophic sea-sickness. -- Ghost of Stellana

Jagare -- And it doesn't even address the issue of hidden tourney fights. -- Merry
Leona

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

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

MEGA ROKU viciously butchered BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SUN KING demolished RAIDER in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
ROT devastated ROSE LAMONT in a 1 minute gory one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
DANTE FURIOSO demolished SURLY DECKHAND in a 2 minute Challenge Title competition.
BLEDD overpowered KNOTHANDLER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
KORLAC defeated KEROUAC in a action packed 1 minute expert's Challenge melee.
VORG lost to FOORMAN in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
PILSON was vanquished by THELONIUS in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge duel.
HOGSNORT was savagely defeated by ASSASSIN in a popular 3 minute gory Challenge melee.
GAMMA was subdued by WHITMAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Challenge match.
SALTY devastated MERRY LEONA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
MUCUS was outwaited by ULLRICH BLADESONG in a 8 minute Challenge bout.
BLISTER was viciously subdued by MIGHTY BOSSTONE in a 1 minute bloody Challenge bout.
GROG SWILLER slimly won victory over THAR STONEWALL in a 6 minute Challenge fray.
SLYTHR was bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 2 minute brawl.
AGENT 99 overpowered MISASHI SAN in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided match.
STAY GOLD was defeated by BARON TONE in a 4 minute master's conflict.
HAMMETT devastated BREAKSPERE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JAGARE was viciously subdued by RESERVE GUARD in a popular 4 minute gruesome match.
LAGERKVIST vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
BALZAC defeated LEAD INSTRUCTOR in a 2 minute one-sided match.
TRAIN IN VAIN was overpowered by MOLOTOV in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SUCKER PUNCH was overpowered by MAGGOT in a tiring 6 minute brutal one-sided duel.
GASH vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  13 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-STRIKE      24 -  16 -  2      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  16 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         AIMED BLOW        30 -  23 -  2      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    45 -  37 -  8      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  23 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  23 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  28 -  1      39  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  18 -  1      33  |

Turn 593 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 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DANTE FURIOSO 6589         13   6  0  124 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
AIMED BLOW       BLEDD 6565                 17   8  0  122 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   AGENT 99 5840              13   6  1  117 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
SLASHING ATTACK  ASSASSIN 6495              18  15  0   89 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
BASHING ATTACK   SURLY DECKHAND 6568        18   6  0   86 SEA DOGS (533)
WALL OF STEEL    VORG 6576                  11   6  0   81 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
PARRY-STRIKE     BARON TONE 6249            15  12  0   76 SWORD OPERA (323)
TOTAL PARRY      HOGSNORT 6598               9   7  0   65 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
STRIKING ATTACK  LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642        6   3  0   44 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
PARRY-LUNGE      SALTY 6607                  8   5  0   39 SEA DOGS (533)
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 GROG SWILLER 6677.  The ten other most popular fighters were ASSASSIN 6495, 
RESERVE GUARD 6595, MEGA ROKU 6091, BLEDD 6565, KORLAC 6574, FOORMAN 6346, BARON TONE 
6249, DANTE FURIOSO 6589, KEROUAC 6566, and AGENT 99 5840.

The least popular fighter this week was SUCKER PUNCH 6648.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MUCUS 6669, TRAIN IN VAIN 6649, BREAKSPERE 6189, MISASHI SAN 
6084, BLISTER 6671, PILSON 6643, RAIDER 6617, MAN OVERBOARD 6685, GASH 6683, and 
MAGGOT 6672.