DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/22/2008    Duedate: 11/04/2008

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-598

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KORLAC
DEATH MOB 4 (567)
(21-6574) [13-8-0,152]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KORLAC                         POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATH MOB 4 (567)              
(21-6574) [13-8-0,152]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOORMAN                        SARALEE JO
LIGHT BRIGADE (549)            SWORD OPERA (323)
(21-6346) [23-27-0,96]         (21-6686) [4-1-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWORD OPERA (323)           40
2. KANO CLAN (106)             28      SEA DOGS (533)
3. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         21      Unchartered Team
4. LITERATE LOONS (538)        13
5. SEA DOGS (533)               9      HELTER SKELTER (407)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEA DOGS (533)           113  63  9 64.2   1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      202 117  8 63.3   2/ 6 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         64  43  2 59.8   3/ 4 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  3 0
 4/ 4 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     92  76  5 54.8   4/ 5 KANO CLAN (106)           8  7 1
 5/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      470 401 16 54.0   5/ 2 SEA DOGS (533)            8  7 0
 6/ 6 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)      130 119  2 52.2   6/ 3 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         8  7 0
 7/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)     165 200  9 45.2   7/ 7 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     6  6 0
 8/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)          243 336 16 42.0   8/ 8 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 0
 9/ 9 SWORD OPERA (323)        549 820 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  8 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 608): JETSAM of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 490): HAND OF GOD of TEAM HAVOK (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 616): BUD GREEN of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 611): OVERKILL of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 615): BIMBETTE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 612): CHIOS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 607): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 598): FROO-FROO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 597): KORLAC of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 561): DIONYSUS of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 545): MOIST TOWELETTE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 496): PAHEDRA of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 239): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 227): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 446): WOLF RIDER of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 203): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 490): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 608): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 489): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 616): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 611): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 615): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 612): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 607): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 598): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 597): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 561): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 454): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 496): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 239): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 227): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 446): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 203): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 490) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 608): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 488): DOLOVOR of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 615): LAMERIDHOR SKO of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 607): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 598): DICK TATER of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 597): DANTE FURIOSO of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 561): DIONYSUS of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
                              CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, 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

     Greetings, Warriors of SUNSET.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Nothing works for a 
team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as LIGHT BRIGADE can 
attest...  Practice pays for MERRY LEONA, who pummelled LEAD INSTRUCTOR, to pocket 23 
points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, MERRY LEONA was winsome, after 
beating LEAD INSTRUCTOR and seeing him lose 22 points.  You could cut the tension 
with a scimitar as HAMMETT of LITERATE LOONS met the Duelmaster.  KORLAC successfully 
staved off a grab for the roses by HAMMETT of LITERATE LOONS.  Does SUNSET have no 
one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who was the warrior seen charging into 
immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are SUNSET's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some nasty 
rumors, the guys in GRIM FANDANGO are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need 
to avoid 'em.  Like a pup with its tail between its legs, NOMADIC TRIBE scurried away 
from GRIM FANDANGO.  Oh, the shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
LAGERKVIST is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't LITERATE LOONS proud!  
Them's the breaks, GAMMA.  Expecting fair challenges from GRIM FANDANGO is evidently 
too much to ask.  STAY GOLD won victory over GAMMA with a point difference of 17.  So 
this is what SUNSET calls a duel.  This will make an interesting tale.  HOGSNORT 
found himself challenged by a warrior 18 below:  SHROUD.  SHROUD of GRIM FANDANGO 
kept his wits as he beat HOGSNORT.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
You've heard about THAR STONEWALL of NOMADIC TRIBE.  Death plays no favorites, and 
neither do I.  What was a 4-7-0 doing on the fields in the first place?  Questions 
are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in SUNSET would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for SUNSET?  On that giddy note I take 
my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORLAC 6574                  13   8  0   152       DEATH MOB 4 (567)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASSASSIN 6495                23  15  0   138       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 STAY GOLD 6512               23  17  2   108       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 VORG 6576                    15   7  0   107       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 AGENT 99 5840                15   9  1    98       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 FOORMAN 6346                 23  27  0    96       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 LAGERKVIST 6532              15  20  0    94       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-BLEDD 6565                   19  10  0    91       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 WHITMAN 6531                 16  19  0    91       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAMMA 6618                   11   7  1    88       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 HAMMETT 6488                 21  22  2    87       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 THELONIUS 6631               12   3  1    87       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 RESERVE GUARD 6595           16   8  0    83       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568          18  11  0    79       SEA DOGS (533)
 KEROUAC 6566                 14  16  1    73       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 PILSON 6643                   8   6  1    70       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 BARON TONE 6249              17  15  0    68       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645        7   6  2    64       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BALZAC 6536                  13  21  0    63       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SALTY 6607                   11   7  0    63       SEA DOGS (533)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHROUD 6688                   4   0  0    63       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERRY LEONA 6591              5  20  0    55       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SARALEE JO 6686               4   1  0    53       SWORD OPERA (323)
-SLYTHR 6597                  11   9  2    45       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DANG CHAO 6632                6   5  1    44       KANO CLAN (106)
 GROG SWILLER 6677             5   2  1    44       SEA DOGS (533)
 HOGSNORT 6598                10  11  0    41       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 RAIDER 6617                   7  12  2    38       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 JAGARE 6660                   8   3  2    37       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 LIU BONG 6630                 6   1  1    36       KANO CLAN (106)
 LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642          7   7  0    34       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIGHTY BOSSTONE 5969          4   4  0    33       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 MAKITA KANE 6681              5   1  0    30       KANO CLAN (106)
 MOLOTOV 6682                  2   4  0    27       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 ROSE LAMONT 6675              5   5  1    24       SWORD OPERA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN 6691         3   0  0    23       SEA DOGS (533)
 TRAIN IN VAIN 6649            4   4  0    22       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 SHEWISH SAILOR 6687           4   1  0    19       SEA DOGS (533)
 SUCKER PUNCH 6648             4   4  0    16       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-MANSTRA 6692                  1   1  1    14       HELL'S BELLES (576)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-GASH 6683                     1   5  0     8       HELL'S BELLES (576)
-SPEW 6693                     1   1  0     7       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 MUTABA IRO 6690               1   3  0     6       KANO CLAN (106)
 HAMMERTOE 6689                1   3  0     6       SWORD OPERA (323)
 MOTTO MITSU 6694              1   2  0     5       KANO CLAN (106)

'-' 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
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  NOT REVENGED
THAR STONEWALL 6652     4  7 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    DANG CHAO 6632        598   
BREAKSPERE 6189        11 29 0 SWORD OPERA 323      PILSON 6643           594  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whitman -- That was a loss I can deal with, I guess.  At least I learned well.  I
suspect we will meet again, and when we do so, I predict a much different outcome. --
Ullrich

Train in Vain -- Ska and such is interesting, but it really doesn't help your attack
much. -- Thar

Baron Tone -- It is always nice to see one of your style doing well.  It is even
nicer to see them on the sands in front of me in defeat.  I do appreciate your
keeping me in the CCs for one last turn--immortality awaits!  Sadly, something Nomad
calls "Hosed in attack -4" will put me in retirement, but I guess that is ok.   But
since when have we gladiators--the true flesh and blood of the arena--been able to be
reduced to just a set of numbers like "-4?"  But, immortal is still immortal. -- Lord
Protector Dante Furioso

Grog Swiller -- Close, but no.  You might want to be careful or some of that grog
might start leaking out some of those holes. -- Jagare

Agent 99 -- I had been doing so well up until that fight.  I guess I need to start a
new winning streak now. -- Thelonius

Duelmaster Korlac -- Nicely done, sir.  To be honest, the Old Man didn't think you
had it in you to beat me or Gold, and you've done both rather handily.  Not making
life easy for us high FE guys trying to bust outa here!  We'd be interested to know
how many tourney FE you've got tucked away, if you ever manage a column! -- Bledd and
Grim Fandango

Merry Leona -- Many thanks, I'll be needing those for the tourney! ;) -- Shroud

Surly -- That was a good bounce-back match for me, not sure how you managed that
record.... -- Stay Gold

Nomad -- Congrats on Dante's grad notice!  And for hitting 200 wins this cycle
(unlesss things go very very badly!)!  Blades Up!!! -- Stik and G.F.

And congrats to us for, ah, breaking....400 losses....(golf claps).....on to 500,
woohoo...... :) -- Grim Fandango

All -- Best of luck in the Hallow's eve tourney to all Sunsetters!  I'm only sending
a single warrior from anywhere, as funds have been extremely tight, and it's from
here.  Hopefully Shroud can bring home some gold and not return in a body bag! --
Stik

Raider -- One last go of it?? -- Molotov

Helle's Belles -- Good to see you sticking around and making a go of it! -- Stik and
Grim Fandango

Shroud -- Well, at least it will keep you warm.  Although I will admit that I've
never seen a dwarf shroud himself in his beard before.  Always ready at hand, eh? --
Merry Leona

Spew -- In the Infirmary, if you must, but not on me.  I just had my armor cleaned.
-- Saralee Jo

Manstra -- Tcha.  A word of advice, eschew the "frantically careless" bit! -- Rose
Lamont
P.S.  It never helps.  Neither does turning into a giant snake.  Always a mistake,
that kind of thing.

Dante Furioso -- Have you considered anger management counselling?  You seem to have
a rael problem with that fury. -- Baron Tone, always willing to help out so long as
it's no trouble for me

Makita Kane -- That was a gladiator?  I thought a mountain fell on me. -- Hammertoe

Our congratulations to Dante Furioso. -- Jorja and the Sword Opera cast

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**********************
                *****************************************************
                                      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
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Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
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Contest will begin in November following the Fall Mail In Tournament.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MOLOTOV was bested by RAIDER in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
HAMMETT was devastated by KORLAC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
STAY GOLD unbelievably bested GAMMA in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
VORG vanquished FOORMAN in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
SHROUD demolished HOGSNORT in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
DANG CHAO butchered THAR STONEWALL in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
MAKITA KANE overpowered SUCKER PUNCH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MOTTO MITSU was vanquished by TRAIN IN VAIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
AGENT 99 was defeated by DANTE FURIOSO in a popular 1 minute expert's duel.
ASSASSIN overpowered PILSON in a 1 minute uneven match.
WHITMAN savagely defeated BARON TONE in a 3 minute brutal veteran's fight.
KEROUAC was bested by THELONIUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal conflict.
SURLY DECKHAND was savagely defeated by LAGERKVIST in a 1 minute veteran's brawl.
RESERVE GUARD savagely defeated BALZAC in a crowd pleasing 5 minute veteran's duel.
ULLRICH BLADESONG overcame GROG SWILLER in a 2 minute bout.
MIGHTY BOSSTONE was devastated by SALTY in a popular 1 minute brutal mismatched brawl.
JAGARE was savagely defeated by SARALEE JO in a 3 minute bout.
LEAD INSTRUCTOR was devastated by MERRY LEONA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LIU BONG savagely defeated ROSE LAMONT in a 2 minute brutal duel.
SHEWISH SAILOR beat MUTABA IRO in a action packed 1 minute beginner's fray.
HAMMERTOE was bested by LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN in a 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  14 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  15 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         AIMED BLOW        30 -  20 -  3      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE      27 -  23 -  3      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  20 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  23 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  33 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  35 -  3      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  21 -  1      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  20 -  1      35  |

Turn 598 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         3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  4         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KORLAC 6574                13   8  0  152 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
SLASHING ATTACK  ASSASSIN 6495              23  15  0  138 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    STAY GOLD 6512             23  17  2  108 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
WALL OF STEEL    VORG 6576                  15   7  0  107 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
BASHING ATTACK   GAMMA 6618                 11   7  1   88 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
PARRY-STRIKE     PILSON 6643                 8   6  1   70 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
PARRY-LUNGE      SALTY 6607                 11   7  0   63 SEA DOGS (533)
AIMED BLOW       SHROUD 6688                 4   0  0   63 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
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 SARALEE JO 6686.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHROUD 6688, RESERVE 
GUARD 6595, GAMMA 6618, WHITMAN 6531, THELONIUS 6631, VORG 6576, GROG SWILLER 6677, 
SALTY 6607, LIU BONG 6630, and SHEWISH SAILOR 6687.

The least popular fighter this week was HAMMERTOE 6689.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MUTABA IRO 6690, LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642, MIGHTY BOSSTONE 5969, PILSON 
6643, MOTTO MITSU 6694, SUCKER PUNCH 6648, THAR STONEWALL 6652, FOORMAN 6346, HAMMETT 
6488, and MOLOTOV 6682.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KORLAC (21-6574) DEATH MOB 4 (567)

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

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