DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/08/2008    Duedate: 10/21/2008

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-597

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KORLAC
DEATH MOB 4 (567)
(21-6574) [12-8-0,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KORLAC                         MANSTRA
DEATH MOB 4 (567)              HELL'S BELLES (576)
(21-6574) [12-8-0,143]         (21-6692) [1-1-1,14]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOORMAN                        KEROUAC
LIGHT BRIGADE (549)            LITERATE LOONS (538)
(21-6346) [23-26-0,109]        (21-6566) [14-15-1,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LIGHT BRIGADE (549)         65
2. SEA DOGS (533)              23      SEA DOGS (533)
3. KANO CLAN (106)             20      Unchartered Team
4. MINISTRY OF SKA (496)       16
5. SWORD OPERA (323)           14      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)           110  61  9 64.3   1/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      10  5 1
 2/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      199 115  8 63.4   2/ 3 SEA DOGS (533)            9  6 1
 3/ 3 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         62  40  2 60.8   3/ 1 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         9  6 0
 4/ 4 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     91  73  5 55.5   4/ 8 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  5 0
 5/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      468 400 16 53.9   5/ 6 KANO CLAN (106)           8  7 0
 6/ 6 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)      127 117  2 52.0   6/ 4 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       8  7 0
 7/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)     163 197  9 45.3   7/ 5 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     7  5 0
 8/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)          240 334 15 41.8   8/ 7 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 0
 9/ 9 SWORD OPERA (323)        547 817 21 40.1   9/ 9 LITERATE LOONS (538)      6  9 0
10/10*HELL'S BELLES (576)       11  33  4 25.0  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 607): RECESS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 489): HAND OF GOD of TEAM HAVOK (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 615): LAMERIDHOR SKO of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 610): SLINKY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 614): AGNAR of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 611): CHIOS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 606): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 597): FROO-FROO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 596): KORLAC of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 560): DIONYSUS of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 251): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 544): MOIST TOWELETTE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 459): 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 445): 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 489): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 607): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 489): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 615): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 610): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 614): THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 611): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 606): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 597): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 596): DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 560): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 251): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 544): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 495): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 238): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 226): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 445): THE MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 489) 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 615): LAMERIDHOR SKO of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 614): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 610): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, 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  51 TRICORUS (turn 459): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SUNSET!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team DEATH MOB 4 was unseated 
this week as NOMADIC TRIBE moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-2-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the 
corner!  Witness how this week GRIM FANDANGO went 2-1-0 to move up 4 in the rankings. 
Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record which LIGHT BRIGADE managed to post this 
round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  AGENT 99 caught the 
eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested THELONIUS and was 
awarded 25 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, AGENT 99 
put down THELONIUS, causing him to lose 27 points of recognition in the process.  As 
is fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none 
other than Duelmaster KORLAC himself.  Who here was not present for the title fight 
this week as BLEDD boldly challenged KORLAC in order to strive for the Duelmasters 
honors?  Not for nothing has KORLAC in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's 
throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has 
warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just 
remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In SUNSET "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in SUNSET these days is GRIM FANDANGO.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding GRIM FANDANGO.  Indeed it was HELL'S BELLES.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in SUNSET as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORLAC 6574                  12   8  0   143       DEATH MOB 4 (567)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASSASSIN 6495                22  15  0   133       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 FOORMAN 6346                 23  26  0   109       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 AGENT 99 5840                15   8  1   108       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 DANTE FURIOSO 6589           16   7  0   106       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 STAY GOLD 6512               22  17  2   103       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 VORG 6576                    14   7  0    92       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 HAMMETT 6488                 21  21  2    91       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BLEDD 6565                   19  10  0    91       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITMAN 6531                 15  19  0    88       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 GAMMA 6618                   11   6  1    86       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568          18  10  0    84       SEA DOGS (533)
 LAGERKVIST 6532              14  20  0    83       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 THELONIUS 6631               11   3  1    83       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 RESERVE GUARD 6595           15   8  0    81       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 KEROUAC 6566                 14  15  1    74       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 PILSON 6643                   8   5  1    71       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 BARON TONE 6249              17  14  0    67       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645        6   6  2    61       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BALZAC 6536                  13  20  0    59       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 HOGSNORT 6598                10  10  0    59       DEATH MOB 4 (567)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642          7   6  0    56       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALTY 6607                   10   7  0    55       SEA DOGS (533)
 JAGARE 6660                   8   2  2    51       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-SLYTHR 6597                  11   9  2    45       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 GROG SWILLER 6677             5   1  1    43       SEA DOGS (533)
 SHROUD 6688                   3   0  0    41       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MIGHTY BOSSTONE 5969          4   3  0    38       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOLOTOV 6682                  2   3  0    33       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 RAIDER 6617                   6  12  2    32       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 MERRY LEONA 6591              4  20  0    32       SWORD OPERA (323)
 THAR STONEWALL 6652           4   6  0    32       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SARALEE JO 6686               3   1  0    32       SWORD OPERA (323)
 DANG CHAO 6632                5   5  0    31       KANO CLAN (106)
 ROSE LAMONT 6675              5   4  1    30       SWORD OPERA (323)
 LIU BONG 6630                 5   1  1    27       KANO CLAN (106)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN 6691         2   0  0    21       SEA DOGS (533)
 MAKITA KANE 6681              4   1  0    19       KANO CLAN (106)
 SUCKER PUNCH 6648             4   3  0    18       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 SHEWISH SAILOR 6687           3   1  0    16       SEA DOGS (533)
 MANSTRA 6692                  1   1  1    14       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 TRAIN IN VAIN 6649            3   4  0    13       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 MOTTO MITSU 6694              1   1  0    11       KANO CLAN (106)
 GASH 6683                     1   5  0     8       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 SPEW 6693                     1   1  0     7       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 MUTABA IRO 6690               1   2  0     5       KANO CLAN (106)
 HAMMERTOE 6689                1   2  0     5       SWORD OPERA (323)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SUN KING 6680           2  1 1 GRIM FANDANGO 454    RAIDER 6617           594  REVENGED
BLISTER 6671            1  8 0 HELL'S BELLES 576    STONE GOLEM           597  NONE
MAGGOT 6672             2  5 1 HELL'S BELLES 576    JAGARE 6660           595   
MUCUS 6669              2  7 1 HELL'S BELLES 576    BLACK ORC             597  NONE
ROT 6673                3  3 1 HELL'S BELLES 576    ULLRICH BLADESON 6645 594   
BREAKSPERE 6189        11 29 0 SWORD OPERA 323      PILSON 6643           594   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hammett -- Nice try, big guy.  I'm afraid I'm not that easy to take down.  Especially
when your weapon breaks. -- Dante

Hogsnort -- The best laid plans.  I do think I want to try that again sometime, but
not right away. -- Ullrich

Merry -- Surprisingly, the boss still has confidence in me.  I don't see how that
fight could have helped my cause any.  Congrats on #4. -- Thar

Thar Stonewall -- I did warn you about the sickness in our guildhouse, didn't I?
First cold of the winter or something.  But I'm about over it, and I really
appreciate you taking it on so I don't have to go back and start again.  It was the
pits. -- Merry Leona

Lead Instructor -- As bells go, your tone is awful.  Dare I say "leaden"?  But that's
okay, some of us are born to sing, and others to stand in the background holding up
the scenery. -- Baron Tone

Grog Swiller -- Euwh!  You don't even have to fight, your breath would fell a woman
at ten paces.  In fact, it did.  Euwh. -- Saralee Jo

Slythr -- Oh, gods, you must get that "gee, you don't look like a dwarf" stuff a lot,
right?  What did you do, show up to sign on with a five o'clock shadow?  How do these
Commission flunkies convince themselves that facial hair means a dwarf, even at six
feet tall? -- Rose Lamont
P.S.  Oh, right:  good fight.  I guess.  Good skills, anyway, thanks.

Spew -- That's kinda off-putting in a dame, you know? -- Hammertoe

Jagare -- Ah, just native talent, huh?  Well, I can go with that. -- Merry Leona,
feeling a lot more philosophical now that the cold has faded

8 October 2008
Hail Alastarians!
     Allow me to introduce myself.  I am Vanek, manager of the Warmasters in the No-
Tourney arena of Shadowspire.  I come to you with a public service announcement.
Some of you may already be aware of Shadowspire and some of you may not realize what
exactly you're missing.  This isn't your average arena.  This is Shadowspire, a large
and very active arena where role-playing is encouraged; many managers are active both
the personal ads and the D2 forums online, and excitement reigns with many grudge
matches from turn to turn.
     If you haven't checked arena 81 out, I urge you to do so.  After returning to
the game almost 2 years ago, after a 15+ year hiatus, I was looking to try and
recapture the magic of the game I remembered from my youth.  After finding my first
two arenas lacking, I almost quit the game again.  That was until I found the newly
opening Shadowspire.  It was here that I found the magic and excitement that I
remembered.  I truly love this arena and am sure you will too if given a chance.
Rookie or experienced veteran, it matters not.  Both have come together here to
successfully make an arena with plenty of competition to challenge the vets, yet with
the no tourney format, friendly enough for the novices to get their feet wet and
learn (or relearn) the game.  When I say that even novices can find success here, I
speak from personal experience.  I still consider myself a "newbie" to the game but
have found plenty of success with my first two Duelmaster titles and two ADM
graduates to date.
     I encourage you all to check out the D2 forums at www.reality.com/duel2/ and
look over both the Shadowspire newsletter and DM-81 forum section at the bottom of
the page.  The forum banter and personal ads help to clearly show that the "old
school" feel for the game is still alive and well here in Shadowspire.
     Also, if you're a former Shadowspire manager who is currently away, I encourage
you to return and help continue to make this one of the most entertaining arenas in
the game today!
     I hope to see many new faces in the near future and am excited to see the return
of some of the old faces whom have been away!
     Sincerely,
          Vanek

8 October 2008
After 17 long years they are finally cutting the Cowboy loose.  Red & stinging, my
hand is now sufficiently slapped.  The state of Texas' boot print is stamped across
my ***... Uncle Damnit!  I am only 34 (think about it...) so plenty of time to
reinvent myself...prospects are great.  After wading through the culture shock I hope
to be amongst you soon, dishing out paper "w"itch slaps and taking my share of them
from you.  See you @ the Winter face '09?  Only time will tell.  Good luck. --
CFH/Rat Salad, 5 Below Zero and an assortment of other underachieving thugs.
P.S.  Contact info coming soon for those who want it; email and all that other fun
sh...stuff.  *grin*  Sorry Ed.

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
                *****************************************************
                **********************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

BLISTER was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MUCUS was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
BLEDD was handily defeated by KORLAC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title match.
STAY GOLD viciously subdued SURLY DECKHAND in a 3 minute master's Challenge brawl.
VORG was demolished by ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
PILSON was bested by HAMMETT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
HOGSNORT was handily defeated by LAGERKVIST in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SHROUD vanquished MERRY LEONA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
GASH was overpowered by LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
THAR STONEWALL overpowered TRAIN IN VAIN in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SPEW was handily defeated by SARALEE JO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MOTTO MITSU was outlasted by SUCKER PUNCH in a unpopular 9 minute Challenge match.
MUTABA IRO was handily defeated by SHEWISH SAILOR in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
MANSTRA was subdued by ROSE LAMONT in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
DANTE FURIOSO overpowered BARON TONE in a 3 minute gory mismatched conflict.
FOORMAN vanquished GAMMA in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
THELONIUS was vanquished by AGENT 99 in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
KEROUAC slimly lost to RESERVE GUARD in a popular 3 minute brutal master's brawl.
WHITMAN savagely defeated ULLRICH BLADESONG in a exciting 3 minute brutal bout.
BALZAC was defeated by LEAD INSTRUCTOR in a 3 minute mismatched conflict.
GROG SWILLER slimly lost to JAGARE in a popular 3 minute bout.
SALTY slimly won victory over MIGHTY BOSSTONE in a popular 2 minute gruesome match.
RAIDER was unbelievably bested by DANG CHAO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory fray.
LIU BONG luckily beat CULT MEMBER in a popular 1 minute gruesome fight.
MAKITA KANE overpowered HAMMERTOE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    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     27 -  13 -  2      68  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         AIMED BLOW        31 -  20 -  3      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  16 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE      29 -  20 -  4      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  36 -  3      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  22 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  32 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  26 -  2      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  22 -  1      37  |

Turn 597 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:

AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  6         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  5         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KORLAC 6574                12   8  0  143 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
SLASHING ATTACK  ASSASSIN 6495              22  15  0  133 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DANTE FURIOSO 6589         16   7  0  106 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
WALL OF STEEL    VORG 6576                  14   7  0   92 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
AIMED BLOW       BLEDD 6565                 19  10  0   91 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
BASHING ATTACK   GAMMA 6618                 11   6  1   86 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
PARRY-STRIKE     PILSON 6643                 8   5  1   71 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
STRIKING ATTACK  LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642        7   6  0   56 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
PARRY-LUNGE      SALTY 6607                 10   7  0   55 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 KEROUAC 6566.  The ten other most popular fighters were STAY GOLD 6512, WHITMAN 
6531, GROG SWILLER 6677, SALTY 6607, RAIDER 6617, SURLY DECKHAND 6568, ASSASSIN 6495, 
DANTE FURIOSO 6589, LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642, and MIGHTY BOSSTONE 5969.

The least popular fighter this week was SUCKER PUNCH 6648.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HAMMERTOE 6689, BALZAC 6536, THELONIUS 6631, GAMMA 6618, MUTABA 
IRO 6690, SPEW 6693, MERRY LEONA 6591, MUCUS 6669, MAKITA KANE 6681, and ULLRICH 
BLADESONG 6645.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DANTE FURIOSO (21-6589) NOMADIC TRIBE (160)