DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/05/2008    Duedate: 11/18/2008

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-599

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOORMAN                        BARON TONE
LIGHT BRIGADE (549)            SWORD OPERA (323)
(21-6346) [24-27-0,100]        (21-6249) [17-16-0,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         45
2. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         40      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. KANO CLAN (106)             18      Unchartered Team
4. SWORD OPERA (323)           13
5. MINISTRY OF SKA (496)        4      SHAOLIN-ISH (477)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      206 118  8 63.6   1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      10  5 0
 2/ 1 SEA DOGS (533)           114  67  9 63.0   2/ 2 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         67  45  2 59.8   3/ 3 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  3 0
 4/ 4 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     93  78  5 54.4   4/ 4 KANO CLAN (106)           8  4 1
 5/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      474 402 16 54.1   5/ 5 SEA DOGS (533)            7  8 0
 6/ 6 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)      132 122  2 52.0   6/ 9 LITERATE LOONS (538)      7  8 0
 7/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)     167 203  9 45.1   7/ 6 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         6  9 0
 8/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)          245 336 16 42.2   8/ 8 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 0
 9/ 9 SWORD OPERA (323)        551 823 21 40.1   9/ 7 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     4  7 0
10-10*HELL'S BELLES (576)       11  33  4 25.0  10-10*HELL'S BELLES (576)       0  5 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 609): JETSAM of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 491): HAND OF GOD of TEAM HAVOK (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 617): KORNIC BLAZE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 612): TINY TOES of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 615): BIMBETTE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 613): LONG BEACH LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 608): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 599): TOE PUPPET of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 598): KORLAC of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 562): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 546): MOIST TOWELETTE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 497): VARGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, 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 447): WOLF RIDER of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 203): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 491): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 609): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 491): TEAM HAVOK (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 617): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 612): TEAM CHAOS ELITE (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 615): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 613): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 608): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 599): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 598): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 562): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 546): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 497): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 239): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 227): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 447): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 203): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 491) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 608): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 617): KORNIC BLAZE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 613): LONG BEACH LILA of BEACH BABES (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 598): KORLAC of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
               (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  42 RODEKI (turn 546): MOIST TOWELETTE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 447): WOLF RIDER of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings my fellow warriors of Sunset.

First of all I must appologize for my lack of a column these past turns.  My manager
thought it best that I not waste my time with talk when I could be training.  It
seems to have paid off as I have managed to defeat the fine warriors of this arena.
Grimm I'm with ya, I never thought I would get the throne this fast against the likes
of the warriors up here.  Though I did have my chances well before I got it and
failed miserably.  As for my tourney experience, only 4 tournaments. 37 FE total
including this turn.  I did TV in my rookie tournament going 10-3 which makes up 13
of 27 tournament fights.  I have also been using my favorite weapon for awhile now
which has helped me alot.

Now I leave you all to battle it out for my throne.  I wish you all good luck but
must tell you to watch out for Vorg.  I expect him to be sitting on this throne soon.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, 
maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to LITERATE LOONS.  Say what 
you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but GRIM FANDANGO will tell you 
474-402-16 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays for BLEDD, who pummelled VORG, to 
pocket 19 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, BLEDD was winsome, after 
beating VORG and seeing him lose 19 points.  Duelmaster KORLAC from DEATH MOB 4 is 
going for the gold, as he challenged LIGHT BRIGADE's ASSASSIN.  Ooh, the excitement!  
ASSASSIN found out that SUNSET isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be 
Duelmaster here!  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of NOMADIC TRIBE should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of NOMADIC 
TRIBE found their efforts at combat frustrated as GRIM FANDANGO apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and STAY 
GOLD is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't GRIM FANDANGO proud!  Willing 
to win at any cost is SHROUD, who challenged MERRY LEONA, 8 points junior.  Our 
sympathies, MERRY LEONA!  I thought SHROUD showed great skill and promise when he 
subdued MERRY LEONA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  SUNSET, I leave you now.  
The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at Cagliostro's Castle.  'Til next time-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAY GOLD 6512               24  17  2   110       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BLEDD 6565                   20  10  0   110       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 THELONIUS 6631               13   3  1   102       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 FOORMAN 6346                 24  27  0   100       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 ASSASSIN 6495                23  16  0    97       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 GAMMA 6618                   12   7  1    96       DEATH MOB 4 (567)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMETT 6488                 21  23  2    88       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 KEROUAC 6566                 15  16  1    88       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 VORG 6576                    15   8  0    88       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 RESERVE GUARD 6595           17   8  0    87       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 WHITMAN 6531                 16  20  0    85       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 LAGERKVIST 6532              15  21  0    83       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BARON TONE 6249              17  16  0    76       SWORD OPERA (323)
 ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645        8   6  2    73       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568          18  12  0    71       SEA DOGS (533)
 PILSON 6643                   8   7  1    71       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 SHROUD 6688                   5   0  0    71       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SALTY 6607                   12   7  0    69       SEA DOGS (533)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALZAC 6536                  14  21  0    65       LITERATE LOONS (538)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARALEE JO 6686               5   1  0    55       SWORD OPERA (323)
 JAGARE 6660                   9   3  2    49       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MERRY LEONA 6591              5  21  0    48       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SLYTHR 6597                  11  10  2    45       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 HOGSNORT 6598                11  11  0    44       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
-DANG CHAO 6632                6   5  1    44       KANO CLAN (106)
 GROG SWILLER 6677             5   3  1    40       SEA DOGS (533)
 MOLOTOV 6682                  3   4  0    38       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 RAIDER 6617                   7  13  2    37       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642          7   8  0    36       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-LIU BONG 6630                 6   1  1    36       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSE LAMONT 6675              6   5  1    33       SWORD OPERA (323)
 MIGHTY BOSSTONE 5969          4   5  0    33       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-MAKITA KANE 6681              5   1  0    30       KANO CLAN (106)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 SUCKER PUNCH 6648             5   4  0    25       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAIN IN VAIN 6649            4   5  0    17       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 MOTTO MITSU 6694              2   2  0    15       KANO CLAN (106)
 SHEWISH SAILOR 6687           4   2  0    14       SEA DOGS (533)
 LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN 6691         3   1  0    14       SEA DOGS (533)
 MUTABA IRO 6690               2   3  0    14       KANO CLAN (106)
-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)
 MORDECAI 6696                 1   0  0     8       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 HAMMERTOE 6689                1   4  0     7       SWORD OPERA (323)
-SPEW 6693                     1   1  0     7       HELL'S BELLES (576)
 SUNSET MAULER 6695            0   1  0     1       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAGGOT 6672             2  5 1 HELL'S BELLES 576    JAGARE 6660           595  NOT REVENGED
THAR STONEWALL 6652     4  7 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    DANG CHAO 6632        598   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Agent 99 -- Wait, you were pulled to AD?  And I beat you?!  Now that is a fight
worthy or retiring on! -- Dante Furioso, Lord Protector

Baron Tone -- The key is to learn how to manage ones anger.  I let the other guy
attack me, sure, but I use it as motivation.  Once they attack, I get grumpy and
riposte.  Then I channel that anger through my epee and pound them silly.  Well, as
much as an epee can pound.  Furioso is actually quite a handy emotion for a ripper.
Retired ripper. -- Dante (Thanks to all for the congratulations)

Stik -- Thanks for the congratulations.  200 wins is a nice milestone.  On to 300!
That sure seems to be a long way away! -- Nomad and the Tribe

Dang Chao -- Well, when the Tribe has killed a clan member we have fought all four
turns and accepted bloodfeuds from warriors with far more experience than we had.
Sure Bullwinkle and Thelonius embarrassed your veteran bloodfeuders and apparently
helped your manager decide to send them to the DA, but we took on all comers.  I hope
you will do us the same honor, especially since none of us have that big of an
experience advantage on you.  Despite his record, Thar had a lot of potential and
will be missed. -- Nomad and the Tribe

Kerouac -- Gotta like that one.  And you're the Loon that learns well? -- Thelonius

Swiller -- Oh!  There's another hole leaking grog! -- Ullrich

Saralee Jo -- Nice fight.  I thought I was going to pull that one out, but it didn't
quite work.  You make the Opera seem a dangerous place. -- Jagare

Duelmaster Korlac--congrats on your invite!  Given your recent domination, it didn't
surprise us to see you go one win early.  Hopefully your manager can grace us with an
outgoing column, eh Jakari??--Grim Fandango

And WHO will take the throne by blade and blood in his absence??  Getting a lot of
old geezer high FE guys logjamming here.  We shall see...--Bledd

Hogsnort--you've got to be kidding me...TWO SKILLS?!???  I should've just put you out
of your misery!!--Shroud

Gamma--nice try, but I'm old and tougher than I look!--Stay Gold, marking off another
2 political points in his notebook

Raider--alas, not a fitting end to the bloodfeud.  Keep those eyes in the back of
your head open...--Raider

Whitman -- You try to bring the body electric onto the sands and I'll sing up a
lightning storm. -- Baron Tone

Jagare -- Just a thought:  As a nomad, maybe you need to hit the road for a while? --
Saralee Jo
P.S.  Some place in the south, warm, but without Japanese beetles.

Lead Instructor -- Doesn't that seem plebian?  Why not instruct gold? -- Merry Leona

Liu Bong -- Uh... (squinting) are you smoking something? -- Rose Lamont

Lifeboat Captain -- A dwarf?  That's, well, something of a surprise. -- Hammertoe
P.S.  I honestly didn't mean to knock a hole in the bottom of your lifeboat, but when
I get nervous, I tap my toes.

Dante Furioso -- Exactly!  Show up for the next set of auditions, you might be a
"wow." -- Baron Tone

Stik -- Four hundred losses is nothing!  Look at us, already over (or should it be
under?) eight hundred. -- Jorja and Sword Opera

Our congratulations to Korlac. -- 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
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

KORLAC bested ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
BLEDD demolished VORG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
GAMMA savagely defeated WHITMAN in a 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
PILSON was bested by RESERVE GUARD in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
THELONIUS overpowered LAGERKVIST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SHROUD devastated MERRY LEONA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
JAGARE viciously subdued GROG SWILLER in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge match.
MOLOTOV overpowered LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
STAY GOLD slimly won victory over BARON TONE in a popular 7 minute expert's duel.
FOORMAN won victory over HAMMETT in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
SURLY DECKHAND was savagely defeated by KEROUAC in a popular 2 minute veteran's melee.
BALZAC subdued LEAD INSTRUCTOR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ULLRICH BLADESONG viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute brutal battle.
SALTY devastated SLYTHR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
HOGSNORT outwaited RAIDER in a action packed 7 minute fight.
SARALEE JO narrowly defeated MIGHTY BOSSTONE in a 3 minute struggle.
ROSE LAMONT vanquished TRAIN IN VAIN in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
SUCKER PUNCH bested SHEWISH SAILOR in a 2 minute brawl.
MOTTO MITSU devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HAMMERTOE was subdued by MORDECAI in a 1 minute novice's bout.
MUTABA IRO overpowered SUNSET MAULER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        32 -  18 -  3      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  15 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  17 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  19 -  0      51  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  29 -  1      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      25 -  26 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  34 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  23 -  2      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  17 -  1      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  22 -  1      37  |

Turn 599 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    STAY GOLD 6512             24  17  2  110 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
AIMED BLOW       BLEDD 6565                 20  10  0  110 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   THELONIUS 6631             13   3  1  102 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
SLASHING ATTACK  ASSASSIN 6495              23  16  0   97 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
BASHING ATTACK   GAMMA 6618                 12   7  1   96 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
WALL OF STEEL    VORG 6576                  15   8  0   88 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
PARRY-STRIKE     BARON TONE 6249            17  16  0   76 SWORD OPERA (323)
PARRY-LUNGE      SALTY 6607                 12   7  0   69 SEA DOGS (533)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FOORMAN 6346.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BARON TONE 6249.  The ten other most popular fighters were STAY GOLD 6512, 
KEROUAC 6566, GROG SWILLER 6677, RAIDER 6617, PILSON 6643, FOORMAN 6346, GAMMA 6618, 
RESERVE GUARD 6595, JAGARE 6660, and HAMMETT 6488.

The least popular fighter this week was HOGSNORT 6598.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SUNSET MAULER 6695, HAMMERTOE 6689, TRAIN IN VAIN 6649, SLYTHR 6597, 
LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN 6691, MERRY LEONA 6591, LAGERKVIST 6532, VORG 6576, MUTABA IRO 6690, 
and SUCKER PUNCH 6648.

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

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