DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/24/2008    Duedate: 10/07/2008

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-596

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KORLAC
DEATH MOB 4 (567)
(21-6574) [11-8-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KORLAC                         MANSTRA
DEATH MOB 4 (567)              HELL'S BELLES (576)
(21-6574) [11-8-0,128]         (21-6692) [1-0-1,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOORMAN                        AGENT 99
LIGHT BRIGADE (549)            MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
(21-6346) [22-26-0,92]         (21-5840) [14-8-1,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH MOB 4 (567)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         41
2. HELL'S BELLES (576)         33      SEA DOGS (533)
3. DEATH MOB 4 (567)           31      Unchartered Team
4. LITERATE LOONS (538)        28
5. MINISTRY OF SKA (496)       23      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)           107  59  9 64.5   1/ 5 DEATH MOB 4 (567)        12  3 1
 2/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      196 113  8 63.4   2/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      10  5 2
 3/ 3 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         61  36  2 62.9   3/ 2 SEA DOGS (533)            9  6 1
 4/ 4 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     89  71  5 55.6   4/ 3 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       8  7 1
 5/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      466 399 16 53.9   5/ 7 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     7  5 0
 6/ 6 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)      123 116  2 51.5   6/ 6 KANO CLAN (106)           7  8 0
 7/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)     160 195  9 45.1   7/ 8 SWORD OPERA (323)         7  8 0
 8/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)          237 332 15 41.7   8/ 9 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       7  8 0
 9/ 9 SWORD OPERA (323)        545 814 21 40.1   9/ 4 LITERATE LOONS (538)      6  9 0
10/10*HELL'S BELLES (576)       11  28  4 28.2  10/10*HELL'S BELLES (576)       2 12 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 606): RECESS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 488): DOLOVOR of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 614): LAMERIDHOR SKO of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 609): SLINKY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 613): AGNAR of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 610): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 605): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 596): PAPA ROTZI of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 595): KORLAC of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 569): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 559): DIONYSUS of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 251): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 543): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 494): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 238): RAVENZ of RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 226): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 444): RUSSIAN BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 488): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 488): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 614): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 609): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 613): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 610): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 605): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 596): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 595): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 569): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 559): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 251): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 543): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 494): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 238): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 226): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 444): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 488) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 488): DOLOVOR of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 614): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
              (turn 613): MARY JANE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 608): TIFFINAL of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
                           SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 610): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
               (turn 609): N'ORLEANS NORA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 596): PAPA ROTZI of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                (turn 595): JB BLAH of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 594): KNOTHANDLER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to SUNSET once again!  Woof!  NOMADIC TRIBE were a bunch of dogs 
after DEATH MOB 4 got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  Hmmmph!  I 
always thought LITERATE LOONS was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 1-4-0! 
Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out 
the pain!  DEATH MOB 4 is now ranked 1st with a 5-0-0 turn.  It seems so recently 
people were saying GRIM FANDANGO was washed up, finished.  But 4-1-0 moved them up 1. 
I guess they're washed no more...  What's with MANSTRA?  She actually beat SUNSET's 
PERSISTENT BEGGAR, and walked away with 17 more points from the fight.  Major screwup 
at KANO CLAN.  MAKITA KANE lost 12 points to TRAIN IN VAIN.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe MAKITA KANE will provide more easy wins...  Apparently SUNSET isn't 
filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 5 
challenges this turn!  Another fighter (STAY GOLD 21-17-2) challenged another 
Duelmaster (KORLAC 11-8-0).  Life goes on.  Try as he might, STAY GOLD wasn't good 
enough at persuading KORLAC to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose 
you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, NOMADIC 
TRIBE!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at GRIM FANDANGO ain't reelin'!  
NOMADIC TRIBE's mad!  Keep challenging up 39 points, LAGERKVIST, and I won't have to 
write about you much longer.  VORG always accepts those kind of challenges...  
LAGERKVIST found one way to advance:  challenging VORG and losing, but getting 6 
points.  No brain, no pain.  Maybe LITERATE LOONS' WHITMAN is one of those guys who 
likes pain, or something.  That's what he'll get next week, after challenging up 28 
to AGENT 99.  WHITMAN overcame AGENT 99 (WHITMAN getting 24 points, too!)--Ooh baby!  
Now dat I likes!  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that 
SHROUD gets in.  He fights people like BLISTER, 12 points below.  I thought SHROUD 
showed great skill and promise when he overcame BLISTER.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of SUNSET unite.  You have only your games to lose!  RAIDER larned his 
lesson (MOLOTOV taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any 
GRIM FANDANGO members with the same gusto.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, 
master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
SUNSET is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't 
want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORLAC 6574                  11   8  0   128       DEATH MOB 4 (567)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASSASSIN 6495                21  15  0   118       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 THELONIUS 6631               11   2  1   110       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 VORG 6576                    14   6  0   108       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 BLEDD 6565                   19   9  0   106       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DANTE FURIOSO 6589           15   7  0   101       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GAMMA 6618                   11   5  1   100       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 FOORMAN 6346                 22  26  0    92       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 STAY GOLD 6512               21  17  2    91       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMETT 6488                 20  21  2    87       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568          18   9  0    86       SEA DOGS (533)
 WHITMAN 6531                 14  19  0    86       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 KEROUAC 6566                 14  14  1    85       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 AGENT 99 5840                14   8  1    83       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 LAGERKVIST 6532              13  20  0    73       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PILSON 6643                   8   4  1    72       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 BARON TONE 6249              17  13  0    67       SWORD OPERA (323)
 HOGSNORT 6598                10   9  0    67       DEATH MOB 4 (567)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RESERVE GUARD 6595           14   8  0    64       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645        6   5  2    59       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BALZAC 6536                  13  19  0    58       LITERATE LOONS (538)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALTY 6607                    9   7  0    48       SEA DOGS (533)
 SLYTHR 6597                  11   9  2    45       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 JAGARE 6660                   7   2  2    44       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GROG SWILLER 6677             5   0  1    42       SEA DOGS (533)
 LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642          6   6  0    41       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 MIGHTY BOSSTONE 5969          4   2  0    39       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLOTOV 6682                  2   3  0    33       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 RAIDER 6617                   6  11  2    31       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 MERRY LEONA 6591              4  19  0    31       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SHROUD 6688                   2   0  0    28       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 ROSE LAMONT 6675              4   4  1    26       SWORD OPERA (323)
 TRAIN IN VAIN 6649            3   3  0    24       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 SARALEE JO 6686               2   1  0    24       SWORD OPERA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIU BONG 6630                 4   1  1    22       KANO CLAN (106)
 DANG CHAO 6632                4   5  0    20       KANO CLAN (106)
 THAR STONEWALL 6652           3   6  0    19       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MANSTRA 6692                  1   0  1    17       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 SUCKER PUNCH 6648             3   3  0    15       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 MOTTO MITSU 6694              1   0  0    15       KANO CLAN (106)
 MUCUS 6669                    2   6  1    13       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 SPEW 6693                     1   0  0    13       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN 6691         1   0  0    13       SEA DOGS (533)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 MAKITA KANE 6681              3   1  0    11       KANO CLAN (106)
 BLISTER 6671                  1   7  0    10       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 SHEWISH SAILOR 6687           2   1  0     7       SEA DOGS (533)
 GASH 6683                     1   4  0     7       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 MUTABA IRO 6690               1   1  0     5       KANO CLAN (106)
 HAMMERTOE 6689                1   1  0     4       SWORD OPERA (323)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      MANSTRA 6692          596  NONE
SUN KING 6680           2  1 1 GRIM FANDANGO 454    RAIDER 6617           594  JUST REVENGED
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   
BREAKSPERE 6189        11 29 0 SWORD OPERA 323      PILSON 6643           594   
STELLANA 6684           0  1 0 SWORD OPERA 323      GROG SWILLER 6677     592  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

LP Knothandler -- Finally a column, and it's a bit of a whiner...disappointing.
Downchallenging, hell yes, this IS a Delarq arena.  But backstabbing??  We like
having your manager around the place, but cut the crying and just duel, baby. --
Grim Fandango

Thelonius -- Impressive, youngster!  And, unfortunately, painful.... -- Stay Gold,
just happy to still be in the CC's

Reserve Guard -- And that's why you're in the reserves. -- Bledd

Raider -- A bit too slow, I guess.  Thought I could take you, but that spear is
awfully long and pointy.  Some other time again, if you're not dead.  Or me, for that
matter. -- Slythr

Makita Kane -- Wow, that's taking a punch or three.... -- Molotov, still trying to
unsmush his face

Molotov -- Take a lesson from the new guy, that's how it's done! -- Shroud

Nomadic Tribe -- Almost to 200, baby! -- GF

Merry Leona -- I didn't think you had any tourney fights.  But the Tribe is not a
tourney team either.  True, we sometimes do get entered, but it takes a lucky bit of
timing for any of us to get even two in during our career here.  So if we win, it
probably isn't because of tourney fights. -- Jagare

Stay Gold -- Don't do it!  Put that torch down!  Just because everyone else goes to
the Dark Arena after I beat them doesn't mean...oh, wait.  Your manager is sane!
Stik wouldn't send a veteran like you to the Dark Arena!  Why am I worried?  Let's go
talk about next turn's bouts down at the Broken Bone.  Since I won that one, I'll
even treat. -- Thelonius

Misashi San -- R.I.P.  You almost make me feel guilty.  It is always sad to see a
veteran go. -- Thelonius

Pilson -- That nifty little challenge of yours pushed me back into the Challenger
Champions.  Thank You!  Keep challenging our team, please. -- Dante Furioso

Maggot -- You I feel bad for.  That Captain of yours?  No.  Who puts their warriors
in such an untenable position?!  What, is he related to the Kano Clan?!  Good luck to
the second generation of Belles. -- Jagare

Balzac -- You are aware that you have almost 3x the number of FE, aren't you?  I was
actually trying to avoid that matchup for that very reason.  Guess I got lucky and
got it anyway.  But if Kerouac is making fun of you vets for your slow learns,
fighting little guys like me isn't going to help much. -- Ullrich Bladesong

Dang Chao -- No need for your manager to DA you when you win the fight.  Drat!  You
seemed to fall a lot quicker when Jagare was the one pounding on you.  Nice win for
you. -- Thar Brokenwall

Gamma -- No one said the person who was THIRD was supposed to try harder.  Only the
SECOND.  Relax. -- Baron Tone

Grog Swiller -- That isn't supposed to be good for you, but it doesn't seem to
handicap your performance any. -- Merry Leona

Salty -- You're bad for my blood pressure. -- Rose Lamont

Blister -- My momma always told me not to pop blisters, but I just couldn't resist.
-- Saralee Jo

Gash -- Weird.  I was sure that "I just tripped, I didn't mean to" wouldn't work on
the sands, but it DID.  Maybe it will again. -- Hammertoe
P.S.  Ah, all now becomes clear.  The Commission says I am not trustworthy, and they
should know:  I can't even trust myself!

Thar Stonewall -- (bleary look)  Whatever you say.  Don't get too close, there's a
lot of sickness in our guildhouse at the moment. -- Merry Leona

Madame Butterfly -- Toads don't scare me. -- Ghost of Breakspere

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

MOLOTOV devastated RAIDER in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
STAY GOLD lost to KORLAC in a exciting 2 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
KEROUAC was overpowered by BLEDD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
HAMMETT was savagely defeated by DANTE FURIOSO in a 7 minute Challenge fight.
LAGERKVIST lost to VORG in a 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
BALZAC was savagely defeated by PILSON in a 6 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
ULLRICH BLADESONG was outlasted by HOGSNORT in a 9 minute Challenge melee.
WHITMAN unbelievably bested AGENT 99 in a popular 4 minute expert's Challenge duel.
DANG CHAO was vanquished by MIGHTY BOSSTONE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
THAR STONEWALL was viciously subdued by MERRY LEONA in a 3 minute gory Challenge bout.
MUTABA IRO was luckily beaten by SUCKER PUNCH in a 5 minute bloody Challenge match.
SHROUD handily defeated BLISTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
LIU BONG demolished MUCUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
ASSASSIN viciously subdued SURLY DECKHAND in a 2 minute veteran's conflict.
THELONIUS bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute duel.
FOORMAN was handily defeated by GAMMA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
BARON TONE defeated LEAD INSTRUCTOR in a 2 minute bout.
RESERVE GUARD subdued SALTY in a 3 minute brutal bout.
GROG SWILLER beat SARALEE JO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
JAGARE viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute gory contest.
SLYTHR savagely defeated ROSE LAMONT in a 2 minute brutal duel.
TRAIN IN VAIN savagely defeated MAKITA KANE in a 3 minute gruesome fray.
GASH was handily defeated by LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SHEWISH SAILOR was luckily beaten by MOTTO MITSU in a 2 minute novice's fight.
HAMMERTOE was beaten by SPEW in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
MANSTRA assassinated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  14 -  2      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         PARRY-STRIKE      29 -  18 -  4      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        31 -  21 -  3      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  17 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  36 -  4      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  27 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  22 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  21 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  28 -  2      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  19 -  1      37  |

Turn 596 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KORLAC 6574                11   8  0  128 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
SLASHING ATTACK  ASSASSIN 6495              21  15  0  118 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
WALL OF STEEL    VORG 6576                  14   6  0  108 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
AIMED BLOW       BLEDD 6565                 19   9  0  106 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DANTE FURIOSO 6589         15   7  0  101 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
BASHING ATTACK   GAMMA 6618                 11   5  1  100 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
PARRY-STRIKE     PILSON 6643                 8   4  1   72 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
TOTAL PARRY      HOGSNORT 6598              10   9  0   67 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
PARRY-LUNGE      SALTY 6607                  9   7  0   48 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 AGENT 99 5840.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAMMETT 6488, DANTE 
FURIOSO 6589, ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645, KORLAC 6574, ASSASSIN 6495, MERRY LEONA 6591, 
TRAIN IN VAIN 6649, PILSON 6643, MUTABA IRO 6690, and THELONIUS 6631.

The least popular fighter this week was HOGSNORT 6598.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GASH 6683, MAKITA KANE 6681, ROSE LAMONT 6675, MUCUS 6669, BLISTER 
6671, SUCKER PUNCH 6648, STAY GOLD 6512, LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN 6691, SARALEE JO 6686, and 
FOORMAN 6346.