DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/10/2008    Duedate: 09/23/2008

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-595

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KORLAC
DEATH MOB 4 (567)
(21-6574) [10-8-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KORLAC                         MUCUS
DEATH MOB 4 (567)              HELL'S BELLES (576)
(21-6574) [10-8-0,119]         (21-6669) [2-5-1,12]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOORMAN                        ASSASSIN
LIGHT BRIGADE (549)            LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
(21-6346) [22-25-0,91]         (21-6495) [20-15-0,109]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH MOB 4 (567)           45
2. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         33      SEA DOGS (533)
3. SEA DOGS (533)              23      Unchartered Team
4. KANO CLAN (106)             20
5. MINISTRY OF SKA (496)        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)           105  56  9 65.2   1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      10  5 2
 2/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      193 111  8 63.5   2/ 5 SEA DOGS (533)            9  6 1
 3/ 3 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         56  36  2 60.9   3/ 2 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       9  6 1
 4/ 4 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     86  70  5 55.1   4/ 3 LITERATE LOONS (538)      9  6 0
 5/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      462 398 16 53.7   5/ 6 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         8  7 1
 6/ 6 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)      121 113  2 51.7   6/ 9 KANO CLAN (106)           6  6 1
 7/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)     159 191  9 45.4   7/ 7 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     6  6 0
 8/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)          235 329 15 41.7   8/ 8 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  8 0
 9/ 9 SWORD OPERA (323)        543 811 21 40.1   9/ 4 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       6  9 0
10/10*HELL'S BELLES (576)        9  25  3 26.5  10/10*HELL'S BELLES (576)       3 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 605): JETSAM of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 487): DOLOVOR of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 613): LAMERIDHOR SKO of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 609): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 608): TIFFINAL of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 612): MICHELIN of THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 609): LONG BEACH LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 604): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 595): JB BLAH of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 594): KNOTHANDLER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 568): SALLI VOSS of MIDDLE WAY 13 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 558): DIONYSUS of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 250): 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 493): 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 443): WOLF RIDER of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 201): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 487): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 605): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 487): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 613): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 609): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 608): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 612): THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 609): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 604): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 595): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 594): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 568): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 558): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 250): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 493): 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 443): GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 201): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 487) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 613): MARY JANE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
              (turn 612): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                          GRUNT of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 608): TIFFINAL of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
                           SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 611): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 609): N'ORLEANS NORA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 608): ERASMUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 595): JB BLAH of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                (turn 594): SHEWISH WHALER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 594): KNOTHANDLER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, 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 492): FEAR OF THE DARK of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
                             VOICES IN MY HEAD 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.

Well, how about that?  Dante Furioso sent back to the Champions, a fit punishment for
him picking on my slow basher friend.  Me, once again the top Aimed Blow, despite
Bledd's best efforts.  Life is good!

The boss is very happy that I've received my graduation notice.  Apparently he
doesn't have enough warriors like me in ADM.  So farewell, Sunset!  I'm sure you'll
carry on fine with your backstabbing and downchallenging in my absence.

Knothandler

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to SUNSET once again!  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too little 
dodging gave GRIM FANDANGO a 2-3-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Up 'n down.  Up 
'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, SEA 
DOGS' 2nd moved them up to 4-1-1 place.  What's with GAMMA?  He actually beat SWORD 
OPERA's BARON TONE, and walked away with 21 more points from the fight.  Laughs were 
big at DEATH MOB 4 while they watched GAMMA clobber BARON TONE.  He lost 17 points 
and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  SUNSET has a Duelmaster who 
doesn't sit back and get lazy.  He Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's BANDIT PRINCE 
(0-0-0), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  BANDIT PRINCE was reminded on the 
sands why KNOTHANDLER is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and 
dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  SUNSET thinks NOMADIC 
TRIBE and their 193-111-8 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at GRIM FANDANGO ain't reelin'!  NOMADIC 
TRIBE's mad!  What do people see in KEROUAC?  His 14-13-1?  LITERATE LOONS ain't 
talkin', but he's got 91 points.  FOORMAN didn't quite know what to make of a 
challenge he received from VORG of DEATH MOB 4, who is 24 points below him.  VORG 
perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he defeated FOORMAN and ended up with 106 
recognition points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights 
that THAR STONEWALL gets in.  He fights people like DANG CHAO, 11 points below.  I 
thought THAR STONEWALL showed great skill and promise when he was bested by DANG 
CHAO.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of SUNSET unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Hmm...  More 
surprises must remain in store for me, if KNOTHANDLER can return from the Dark Arena. 
Sending a warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the others they'd better shape up.  Tough 
beans, MISASHI SAN.  That's what a 18-17-1 gets you.  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.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORLAC 6574                  10   8  0   119       DEATH MOB 4 (567)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASSASSIN 6495                20  15  0   109       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 THELONIUS 6631               10   2  1   108       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VORG 6576                    13   6  0   106       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 DANTE FURIOSO 6589           14   7  0    96       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BLEDD 6565                   18   9  0    95       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 STAY GOLD 6512               21  16  2    93       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 FOORMAN 6346                 22  25  0    91       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 KEROUAC 6566                 14  13  1    91       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGENT 99 5840                14   7  1    90       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 GAMMA 6618                   10   5  1    87       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568          18   8  0    85       SEA DOGS (533)
 HAMMETT 6488                 20  20  2    84       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 PILSON 6643                   7   4  1    69       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 LAGERKVIST 6532              13  19  0    67       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARON TONE 6249              16  13  0    65       SWORD OPERA (323)
 HOGSNORT 6598                 9   9  0    63       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 WHITMAN 6531                 13  19  0    62       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 RESERVE GUARD 6595           13   8  0    61       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645        6   4  2    60       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BALZAC 6536                  13  18  0    57       LITERATE LOONS (538)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIDER 6617                   6  10  2    56       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 SALTY 6607                    9   6  0    46       SEA DOGS (533)
 SLYTHR 6597                  10   9  2    43       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 JAGARE 6660                   6   2  2    38       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642          6   5  0    38       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 GROG SWILLER 6677             4   0  1    38       SEA DOGS (533)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIGHTY BOSSTONE 5969          3   2  0    30       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 DANG CHAO 6632                4   4  0    28       KANO CLAN (106)
 MERRY LEONA 6591              3  19  0    28       SWORD OPERA (323)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 ROSE LAMONT 6675              4   3  1    25       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SARALEE JO 6686               2   0  0    25       SWORD OPERA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAKITA KANE 6681              3   0  0    23       KANO CLAN (106)
 SHROUD 6688                   1   0  0    21       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 THAR STONEWALL 6652           3   5  0    18       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SHEWISH SAILOR 6687           2   0  0    18       SEA DOGS (533)
 HAMMERTOE 6689                1   0  0    13       SWORD OPERA (323)
 MUCUS 6669                    2   5  1    12       HELL'S BELLES (576)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 LIU BONG 6630                 3   1  1    11       KANO CLAN (106)
 MOLOTOV 6682                  1   3  0    10       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 TRAIN IN VAIN 6649            2   3  0     9       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 SUCKER PUNCH 6648             2   3  0     9       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 BLISTER 6671                  1   6  0     9       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 MUTABA IRO 6690               1   0  0     9       KANO CLAN (106)
 GASH 6683                     1   3  0     6       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   
MAGGOT 6672             2  5 1 HELL'S BELLES 576    JAGARE 6660           595   
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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MISASHI SAN 6084       18 18 1 KANO CLAN 106        WURM KIN              595  NONE
HORNSWAGGLER 6679       0  1 0 SEA DOGS 533         SUN KING 6680         592  NONE
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  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Belles of Hell -- Don't take it so hard.  I would have thought a bit of time in
hell would have made you immune to a bit of pain.  Stick it out and show us how tough
you really are! -- The Tribe

Congratulations on your graduation Knotty!  Now get thee gone! -- Dante and the Tribe

Every warrior in last turn's newsletter fought!  Way to go Sunset!  An active arena
is a happy arena!

Rot's Bellish teammates -- Yes, I challenged Rot.  Yes, I killed her.  But it wasn't
as if I planned to do so.  Don't let me drive you out of the arena!  You know people
will say you were driven out by a song if you leave!  Nobody would want that,
especially a group of toughies from Hell! -- Ullrich Bladesong

Kano Clan -- You sent Mega Roku back to the DA after he won once?!  That is harsh!
Does Misashi San's loss now mean that he must fight with a torch?  Or does the fact
that you dodged bloodfeuding me mean that you escape that fate?  Good luck staying
alive. -- Thelonius

Guard -- Phhbbbtttt! -- Jagare

Merry Leona -- This gig just isn't working very well for you right now.  Thanks for
the win. -- Thar Stonewall

Pilson -- (gasping)  You... you brake my spere!  I curse you that you may lose your
initiative in the sands and never find it again.  I curse you with weapons that break
at the worst possible moment.  I curse you with gallstones.  I curse you with armor
like tissue paper.  I curse--

Breakspere -- Enough already! -- Jorja

Okay, but I curse him up one side and down the other, even if I don't get to write
about it. -- Ghost of Breakspere
P.S.  But on a more positive note, I don't have to take part in our upcoming
production of Three Men in a Rowboat on the Autumnal Equinox, either.

Ghost of Breakspere -- If I find out you got yourself killed just to avoid taking
your proper role, I will see to it that you are reborn as a toad! -- Madame Butterfly

Hogsnort -- Good heavens, man, do you realize that by keeping me out in the rain that
long, you have jeopardized my voice?  Totally unacceptable. -- Baron Tone

Thar Stonewall -- Well, I suppose that was a good sort of a fight, as fights go.  But
I do wish you were taller.  I mean, sure, you're taller than I am, but I wish you
were MORE taller than I am. -- Merry Leona

Dang, Chao, you made me work for that one.  I hate getting all sweaty in public like
that.  Madame Butterfly says it sends the wrong image, and she's right!  I hate that,
too.  How dare she be right so often?  Really annoying, you know?  But such is life.
-- Rose Lamont

Gash -- Well, all I can say is, if that's what passes for a belle in hell, it's no
wonder demons keep coming around here looking for dates. -- Saralee Jo
P.S.  But more pressing is the question:  How did I come to be a golem?  Says who?
Since when?  Why?

Thar -- Okay, I can see nomads being flexible, but I don't see walls being flexible?
-- Rose Lamont, and don't call me Rosie!, stickler

Jagre -- We have no tourney fights.  Sometimes I wish we did, but in twenty years of
managing, Jorja has never sent a gladiator to a tourney.  She's probably denying us
all kinds of perks. -- Merry Leona

Our congratulations to Knothandler. -- Jorja and the Sword Opera

Woody -- Alas, one should never get too cocky with one's speedy tourney striker and
remove the decise tactic, or said cocky warrior may be vicitim number two to the
opposition's pud plunger running on maintenance...(eye roll, LOL!)...luckily the
replacement was most acceptable, and there's always the dead tourney for the King! Well played, sir! -- Stik

Agent 99 -- Nice rating...I shan't be trying that one again, I think! -- Stay Gold

DM Knothandler -- congrats on your invite, do us proud! -- Grim Fandango

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

KNOTHANDLER viciously butchered BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
MISASHI SAN was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SLYTHR was overpowered by RAIDER in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
KORLAC overpowered KEROUAC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
VORG devastated FOORMAN in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
PILSON was overpowered by DANTE FURIOSO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
HOGSNORT was defeated by HAMMETT in a action packed 3 minute Challenge melee.
GAMMA vanquished BARON TONE in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge duel.
GROG SWILLER vanquished MERRY LEONA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
THAR STONEWALL slimly lost to DANG CHAO in a popular 4 minute brutal Challenge bout.
MOLOTOV was luckily beaten by MAKITA KANE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
ASSASSIN savagely defeated SURLY DECKHAND in a popular 3 minute bloody master's match.
STAY GOLD was viciously subdued by THELONIUS in a popular 3 minute uneven fight.
AGENT 99 viciously subdued WHITMAN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody veteran's fray.
BLEDD devastated RESERVE GUARD in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
LAGERKVIST overpowered LEAD INSTRUCTOR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BALZAC was viciously subdued by ULLRICH BLADESONG in a 6 minute bloody competition.
SALTY savagely defeated ROSE LAMONT in a action packed 2 minute brutal fight.
JAGARE executed MAGGOT in a dull 3 minute bloody uneven fray.
MUCUS was overpowered by MIGHTY BOSSTONE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BLISTER was overpowered by SARALEE JO in a 2 minute gory one-sided duel.
TRAIN IN VAIN was unbelievably bested by MUTABA IRO in a 2 minute novice's fight.
SUCKER PUNCH lost to SHEWISH SAILOR in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
LIU BONG was handily defeated by SHROUD in a 1 minute brutal uneven bout.
GASH was handily defeated by HAMMERTOE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        33 -  20 -  3      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-STRIKE      27 -  18 -  4      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  15 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  17 -  2      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  37 -  5      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  23 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  19 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  28 -  2      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  24 -  0      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  20 -  1      31  |

Turn 595 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-LUNGE        3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KORLAC 6574                10   8  0  119 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
SLASHING ATTACK  ASSASSIN 6495              20  15  0  109 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
WALL OF STEEL    VORG 6576                  13   6  0  106 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DANTE FURIOSO 6589         14   7  0   96 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
AIMED BLOW       BLEDD 6565                 18   9  0   95 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
BASHING ATTACK   GAMMA 6618                 10   5  1   87 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
PARRY-STRIKE     PILSON 6643                 7   4  1   69 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
PARRY-LUNGE      SALTY 6607                  9   6  0   46 SEA DOGS (533)
STRIKING ATTACK  LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642        6   5  0   38 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 ASSASSIN 6495.  The ten other most popular fighters were AGENT 99 5840, HAMMETT 
6488, THELONIUS 6631, SALTY 6607, DANG CHAO 6632, VORG 6576, THAR STONEWALL 6652, 
SHEWISH SAILOR 6687, KORLAC 6574, and GAMMA 6618.

The least popular fighter this week was MAGGOT 6672.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JAGARE 6660, GASH 6683, LIU BONG 6630, BLISTER 6671, MUCUS 6669, STAY 
GOLD 6512, MERRY LEONA 6591, KEROUAC 6566, SUCKER PUNCH 6648, and MUTABA IRO 6690.

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

KNOTHANDLER (21-6555) SEA DOGS (533)