DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/27/2008    Duedate: 09/09/2008

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-594

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KNOTHANDLER
SEA DOGS (533)
(21-6555) [13-5-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOORMAN                        MUCUS
LIGHT BRIGADE (549)            HELL'S BELLES (576)
(21-6346) [22-24-0,113]        (21-6669) [2-4-1,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOORMAN                        BARON TONE
LIGHT BRIGADE (549)            SWORD OPERA (323)
(21-6346) [22-24-0,113]        (21-6249) [16-12-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LIGHT BRIGADE (549)         44
2. DEATH MOB 4 (567)           43      SEA DOGS (533)
3. SEA DOGS (533)              39      Unchartered Team
4. SWORD OPERA (323)           37
5. KANO CLAN (106)              6      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)           101  55  8 64.7   1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      10  5 1
 2/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      189 110  7 63.2   2/ 3 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)      10  5 1
 3/ 3 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         53  34  2 60.9   3/ 4 LITERATE LOONS (538)      9  6 0
 4/ 4 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     84  68  5 55.3   4/ 2 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  7 1
 5/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      460 395 16 53.8   5/ 9 SEA DOGS (533)            8  7 1
 6/ 6 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)      119 110  2 52.0   6/ 6 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         8  7 1
 7/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)     157 188  9 45.5   7/ 7 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     7  5 0
 8/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)          232 327 15 41.5   8/10 SWORD OPERA (323)         5  9 0
 9/ 9 SWORD OPERA (323)        541 808 21 40.1   9/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)           4  7 1
10/10*HELL'S BELLES (576)        9  21  3 30.0  10/ 5*HELL'S BELLES (576)       4 11 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 604): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 612): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 608): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 607): GERDIG IBBINS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 611): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 603): OZZY of SABBATH (Abraxis, 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 237): BLACKHAWKZ of RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 225): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 442): FREON NECROPHILIA of DEE CEE (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 486): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 604): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 612): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 608): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 607): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 610): THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): BONSUR BABES ROCK (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 603): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, 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 237): RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 225): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 442): GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 486) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 612): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                          GRUNT of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): LEONIDAS of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 611): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, 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.

Well, it seems ol' Surly was given another reason to be surly.  Based on his ads he
seems to focus more on the spirit of the comment and less on content.  He is most
certainly not an eloquent Deckhand, but then I suspect such a thing would not be very
common.  Sadly Surly slipped South of the select superior swordsmen in the
challenger-champions class and will be unavailable for another challenge this turn.
For this turn anyway.  So who do I challenge...?  Maybe a lunger?  Maybe.
     "Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of
Nomadic Tribe, alone and unchallenged."  You know, most of the time I don't care for
these mass produced spy reports.  They tend to lack life and creativity.  But this
time, I kind of think Novgorodny Vir captured the spirit of the whole thing.  It has
a nice little flow to it.  "Soaring alone and unchallenged."  Yeah, I kinda like
that!
     Hopin' to return to try this another time,
          -- Dante Furioso, Duelmaster of Sunset

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  For every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a 
look at HELL'S BELLES, who went down to 5th from 10th.  Life is tough.  Coming up 
with a solid 3-2-0 outing, SEA DOGS has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  DEATH MOB 
4 is no joke as it posted a 4-1-1 week advancing from 6th place to 6th place.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for ULLRICH BLADESONG, who flew up 18 points in the rankings 
after mashing ROT like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was DANG CHAO, who dropped 9 points after a disappointing (to 
say the least) bout with ROSE LAMONT.  Drawing on all of his experience as a 12-5-1 
warrior, KNOTHANDLER went for the Duelmastership against DANTE FURIOSO this week.  
It's a proud day for the SEA DOGS stable, as their warrior, KNOTHANDLER, ascended the 
Duelmaster's throne.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps 
T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that NOMADIC TRIBE was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of NOMADIC TRIBE's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause GRIM FANDANGO beats feet every time NOMADIC TRIBE smiles at them.  
Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of FOORMAN, who was this 
week's most challenged warrior.  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just 
saying BLEDD will do.  It challenged 27 points down to trash FOORMAN.  Here is a 
definition of happiness:  FOORMAN beat BLEDD to go from 95 to 113 recognition points. 
Was it guts or an overtaxed mental capacity that had STAY GOLD challenge up 40 points 
in the rankings to take on AGENT 99?  I heard STAY GOLD laughed all the way to the 
inn as his new point total of 98 was posted in the arena.  I guess beating AGENT 99 
really pays!  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, SLYTHR went after KORLAC, 
who was higher by 22 points.  Well, when the dust settled, SLYTHR was subdued by 
KORLAC.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  This week 14-19-4 MEGA ROKU was sent to the 
Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters with similar records who might take notice of 
this.  We might as well mark the passing of SUN KING, who was relatively new to the 
arena at 2-1-1.  Probably killed before his first shave.  Well, the arena is no place 
for slow learners (and hopefully T.P.s) and PILSON demonstrated that very violently 
on BREAKSPERE's body.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a 
very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in SUNSET have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KNOTHANDLER 6555             13   5  1   110       SEA DOGS (533)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOORMAN 6346                 22  24  0   113       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 KORLAC 6574                   9   8  0   107       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 KEROUAC 6566                 14  12  1   102       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 ASSASSIN 6495                19  15  0    99       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 STAY GOLD 6512               21  15  2    98       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 THELONIUS 6631                9   2  1    95       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VORG 6576                    12   6  0    89       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 AGENT 99 5840                13   7  1    88       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 DANTE FURIOSO 6589           13   7  0    88       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BLEDD 6565                   17   9  0    87       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568          18   7  0    84       SEA DOGS (533)
 BARON TONE 6249              16  12  0    82       SWORD OPERA (323)
 HAMMETT 6488                 19  20  2    79       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 MISASHI SAN 6084             18  17  1    76       KANO CLAN (106)
 SLYTHR 6597                  10   8  2    74       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 PILSON 6643                   7   3  1    73       DEATH MOB 4 (567)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAMMA 6618                    9   5  1    66       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 HOGSNORT 6598                 9   8  0    64       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 RESERVE GUARD 6595           13   7  0    63       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 BALZAC 6536                  13  17  0    61       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 LAGERKVIST 6532              12  19  0    61       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 WHITMAN 6531                 13  18  0    57       LITERATE LOONS (538)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645        5   4  2    47       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642          6   4  0    43       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 SALTY 6607                    8   6  0    42       SEA DOGS (533)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIDER 6617                   5  10  2    33       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 JAGARE 6660                   5   2  1    32       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GROG SWILLER 6677             3   0  1    27       SEA DOGS (533)
 MERRY LEONA 6591              3  18  0    27       SWORD OPERA (323)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 THAR STONEWALL 6652           3   4  0    25       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 ROSE LAMONT 6675              4   2  1    24       SWORD OPERA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIGHTY BOSSTONE 5969          2   2  0    22       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 MAKITA KANE 6681              2   0  0    21       KANO CLAN (106)
 SARALEE JO 6686               1   0  0    17       SWORD OPERA (323)
 LIU BONG 6630                 3   0  1    15       KANO CLAN (106)
 DANG CHAO 6632                3   4  0    14       KANO CLAN (106)
 MUCUS 6669                    2   4  1    13       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 SHEWISH SAILOR 6687           1   0  0    13       SEA DOGS (533)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 MAGGOT 6672                   2   4  1    11       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 SUCKER PUNCH 6648             2   2  0    11       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 MOLOTOV 6682                  1   2  0    11       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 TRAIN IN VAIN 6649            2   2  0     8       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 BLISTER 6671                  1   5  0     8       HELL'S BELLES (576)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GASH 6683                     1   2  0     5       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  REVENGED
SUN KING 6680           2  1 1 GRIM FANDANGO 454    RAIDER 6617           594   
ROT 6673                3  3 1 HELL'S BELLES 576    ULLRICH BLADESON 6645 594   
STENCH 6670             0  3 0 HELL'S BELLES 576    ROSE LAMONT 6675      591  REVENGED
MARUNO ISHI 6674        1  1 0 KANO CLAN 106        MAGGOT 6672           590  JUST REVENGED
MEGA ROKU 6091         14 19 4 KANO CLAN 106        MR. TWISTER           594  NONE
HORNSWAGGLER 6679       0  1 0 SEA DOGS 533         SUN KING 6680         592   
BREAKSPERE 6189        11 29 0 SWORD OPERA 323      PILSON 6643           594   
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

Sunset -- This turn's congratulations is for having all ten styles represented by
style-masters.  Nice variety!  Now if only Kano Clan had seen fit to fight their
entire team, every warrior in the newsletter would have fought!  So close. -- Nomad
and his Tribe

Roku -- See, I warned you.  Perhaps that warning is what helped you pull through?
Whatever it was, congrats on surviving the wrath of the manager for at least one
turn. -- Thelonius

Reserve Guard -- Give me another 10-15 fights and I might want to do that again.  For
now, I think you belong ranked above me.  For now. -- Jagare

Mucus -- You challenged me?!  Thank you, I guess!  And what was this "outwaited" crap
in the newsletter?  I hit you, you gave up.  That isn't outwaiting!  -- Ullrich

Groggy -- I guess the challenge worked, but you hardly dominated.  Think carefully
before trying that again. -- Thar

Rosie -- Even Nomads can admire and make use of the attributes of walls.  We can be
flexible, that is part of the nature of nomads. -- Thar

Pilson -- Nice try.  I'll be here if you want to try that again. -- Thelonius

Merry Leona -- Hidden tourney fights?  Yours or mine?  I only have a very few, not
enough to make much of a difference.  -- Jagare

Baron Tone -- Nice duel, I must say!  Except for the losing part. -- Stay Gold

Kung Fu master WISHES he were Bruce Lee...#$%$*.... -- a disgruntled Slythr

Knothandler -- Knot today!  Buwahahaha!!! -- Bledd, feeling rather superior just now

Raider -- That was sweet.  Somewhere Soma is smiling.... -- Sun King

Rot -- Ah, we're a pair, aren't we? -- Rose Lamont
P.S.  If my manager had tried to name me that, I would have protested vigorously.

Salty -- You dog! -- Merry Leona
P.S.  Ouch.

Stay Gold -- If only my paycheck would do that!  But it seems to bleed out rather
rapidly.  Ah, well, at least it's there when needed.  Usually.  Oh, right, a fight
comment:  Very tricky.  The announcer was right to call us a pair of masters.
Gratifying that he noticed. -- Baron Tone

Hammett -- Listen, I've been trying to *escape* the mean streets.  Lay off. --
Breakspere

Thar -- I wasn't looking for any of them!  But they keep happening, roughly every two
weeks.  Hmm, I wonder if there's a significant pattern here? -- Rose

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
                *****************************************************
                **********************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 was dealt death by MR. TWISTER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SUN KING was slaughtered by RAIDER in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
KNOTHANDLER demolished DANTE FURIOSO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
BLEDD was devastated by FOORMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
STAY GOLD luckily beat AGENT 99 in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's Challenge match.
MISASHI SAN was overpowered by THELONIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
SLYTHR was devastated by KORLAC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
PILSON slaughtered BREAKSPERE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
HOGSNORT was viciously subdued by BARON TONE in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
GAMMA overpowered WHITMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ULLRICH BLADESONG easily killed ROT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
KEROUAC savagely defeated SURLY DECKHAND in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's match.
VORG demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
ASSASSIN handily defeated HAMMETT in a action packed 1 minute gory one-sided conflict.
LAGERKVIST bested LEAD INSTRUCTOR in a exciting 1 minute uneven duel.
BALZAC outwaited SALTY in a crowd pleasing 7 minute gory brawl.
JAGARE was overpowered by RESERVE GUARD in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
MERRY LEONA was beaten by THAR STONEWALL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody fight.
MAGGOT was devastated by MAKITA KANE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ROSE LAMONT won victory over DANG CHAO in a 3 minute match.
GROG SWILLER beat MUCUS in a action packed 6 minute fray.
BLISTER was overcome by SUCKER PUNCH in a 5 minute gory contest.
MIGHTY BOSSTONE subdued MOLOTOV in a 1 minute fight.
TRAIN IN VAIN was luckily beaten by LIU BONG in a 1 minute gory novice's duel.
GASH was vanquished by SARALEE JO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SHEWISH SAILOR demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE      27 -  16 -  4      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  14 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         AIMED BLOW        31 -  22 -  2      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  17 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  39 -  7      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  23 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  23 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  29 -  2      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  18 -  1      36  |

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:

PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  5         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2                                       2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KNOTHANDLER 6555           13   5  1  110 SEA DOGS (533)
LUNGING ATTACK   KORLAC 6574                 9   8  0  107 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
SLASHING ATTACK  ASSASSIN 6495              19  15  0   99 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    STAY GOLD 6512             21  15  2   98 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
WALL OF STEEL    VORG 6576                  12   6  0   89 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
BASHING ATTACK   SURLY DECKHAND 6568        18   7  0   84 SEA DOGS (533)
PARRY-STRIKE     BARON TONE 6249            16  12  0   82 SWORD OPERA (323)
TOTAL PARRY      HOGSNORT 6598               9   8  0   64 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
STRIKING ATTACK  LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642        6   4  0   43 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
PARRY-LUNGE      SALTY 6607                  8   6  0   42 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 BARON TONE 6249.  The ten other most popular fighters were KEROUAC 6566, GROG 
SWILLER 6677, SALTY 6607, AGENT 99 5840, MERRY LEONA 6591, ROSE LAMONT 6675, MEGA 
ROKU 6091, KORLAC 6574, SURLY DECKHAND 6568, and ASSASSIN 6495.

The least popular fighter this week was GASH 6683.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MUCUS 6669, MAGGOT 6672, ROT 6673, WHITMAN 6531, HOGSNORT 6598, 
BREAKSPERE 6189, MISASHI SAN 6084, BLEDD 6565, DANTE FURIOSO 6589, and SUN KING 6680.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KNOTHANDLER (21-6555) SEA DOGS (533)

                                  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.