DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/19/2008    Duedate: 12/02/2008

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-600

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ASSASSIN
LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
(21-6495) [24-16-1,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ASSASSIN                       POSITION IS EMPTY
LIGHT BRIGADE (549)            
(21-6495) [24-16-1,129]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOORMAN                        MOTTO MITSU
LIGHT BRIGADE (549)            KANO CLAN (106)
(21-6346) [24-28-0,100]        (21-6694) [3-2-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (533)              67
2. DEATH MOB 4 (567)           56      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         43      Unchartered Team
4. LIGHT BRIGADE (549)         32
5. LITERATE LOONS (538)        28      LORDS OF LIMBO (157)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      210 119  9 63.8   1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      11  4 1
 2/ 2 SEA DOGS (533)           118  68 10 63.4   2/ 7 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         9  6 0
 3/ 3 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         71  46  2 60.7   3/ 3 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  5 0
 4/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      476 405 16 54.0   4/ 5 SEA DOGS (533)            8  7 1
 5/ 4 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     94  80  5 54.0   5/ 2 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       7  8 1
 6/ 6 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)      134 125  3 51.7   6/ 6 LITERATE LOONS (538)      7  8 0
 7/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)     170 205  9 45.3   7/ 4 KANO CLAN (106)           6  4 1
 8/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)          246 338 16 42.1   8/ 8 SWORD OPERA (323)         4 11 0
 9/ 9 SWORD OPERA (323)        551 828 21 40.0   9/ 9 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     3  7 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 610): TONY STRAGUSA of BETTER OFF DEAD (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 492): HAROLUE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 618): THE CHIROPRACTOR of EVIL DUDES (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 613): SLINKY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 616): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 614): CHIOS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 600): TOE PUPPET of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 599): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 571): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 563): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 253): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 547): ROCKHOG of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 498): COLOROUTOFSPACE of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 240): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 448): INVUR KREB of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 204): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 492): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 610): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 492): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 618): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 613): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 616): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 614): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 600): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 599): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 571): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 563): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 253): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 547): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 498): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 240): UNDESIRABLE'S (Slinky, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 448): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 204): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 492) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 617): KRONIC BLAZE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 614): CHIOS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
                           VEGAS, BABY! Of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
               (turn 613): LONG BEACH LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 600): TOE PUPPET of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 598): KORLAC of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, 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  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 447): WOLF RIDER of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in SUNSET this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  DEATH MOB 4 stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 
into a 5 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, 
guys!  The SEA DOGS guild has had a 4-1-1 turn and deserves to be watched in the 
future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, ASSASSIN 
fought HAMMETT and gained 32 points and contributed to LIGHT BRIGADE's 2-3-1.  BLEDD 
has lost to KEROUAC, falling 26 points, while helping make GRIM FANDANGO a 2-3-0 
turn.  And all eyes were on ASSASSIN this turn as he ascended to the throne of 
Duelmaster.  SUNSET has a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that Cagliostro's Castle uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  NOMADIC TRIBE has cause to stand tall, as 
they were SUNSET's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And avoiding NOMADIC TRIBE more than any other team we find GRIM FANDANGO.  SUNSET, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior 
this turn was GRIM FANDANGO's warrior STAY GOLD.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, MORDECAI from NOMADIC TRIBE 
challenged up 25 points to fight ROSE LAMONT from the SWORD OPERA stable.  MORDECAI 
perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he subdued ROSE LAMONT and ended up with 33 
recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  HAMMETT has departed SUNSET, leaving LITERATE LOONS without their 21-23-2 
warrior.  Question, just what was his team doing at the taverns last night?  I guess 
it was coming sooner or later, MINISTRY OF SKA has lost TRAIN IN VAIN, and SUNSET is 
bound to miss him.  For a little while, at least.  Is it really true that SUNSET has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, SUNSET, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in SUNSET again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASSASSIN 6495                24  16  1   129       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAMMA 6618                   13   7  1   112       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 KEROUAC 6566                 16  16  1   110       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 THELONIUS 6631               14   3  1   106       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 FOORMAN 6346                 24  28  0   100       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 VORG 6576                    16   8  0   100       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 STAY GOLD 6512               24  18  2    92       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SALTY 6607                   13   7  0    91       SEA DOGS (533)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITMAN 6531                 17  20  0    87       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 LAGERKVIST 6532              16  21  0    87       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SHROUD 6688                   6   0  0    86       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BLEDD 6565                   20  11  0    84       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568          18  13  0    76       SEA DOGS (533)
 RESERVE GUARD 6595           17   9  0    75       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645        8   7  2    71       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 PILSON 6643                   8   8  1    70       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 BARON TONE 6249              17  17  0    68       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALZAC 6536                  14  22  0    64       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SLYTHR 6597                  12  10  2    63       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 HOGSNORT 6598                12  11  0    57       DEATH MOB 4 (567)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROG SWILLER 6677             6   3  1    54       SEA DOGS (533)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGARE 6660                  10   3  2    51       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 RAIDER 6617                   8  13  2    48       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-DANG CHAO 6632                6   5  1    44       KANO CLAN (106)
 SARALEE JO 6686               5   2  0    41       SWORD OPERA (323)
 MIGHTY BOSSTONE 5969          5   5  0    40       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642          7   9  0    37       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 MERRY LEONA 6591              5  22  0    37       SWORD OPERA (323)
-LIU BONG 6630                 6   1  1    36       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORDECAI 6696                 2   0  0    33       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SHEWISH SAILOR 6687           5   2  1    29       SEA DOGS (533)
 MOTTO MITSU 6694              3   2  0    29       KANO CLAN (106)
 MOLOTOV 6682                  3   5  0    27       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 MAKITA KANE 6681              5   2  0    26       KANO CLAN (106)
 ROSE LAMONT 6675              6   6  1    25       SWORD OPERA (323)
 LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN 6691         4   1  0    25       SEA DOGS (533)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUCKER PUNCH 6648             5   5  0    20       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 ROLISTON 6697                 1   0  0    16       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 SUNSET MAULER 6695            1   1  1    15       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 MUTABA IRO 6690               2   4  0    10       KANO CLAN (106)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HAMMETT 6488           21 24 2 LITERATE LOONS 538   ASSASSIN 6495         600   
TRAIN IN VAIN 6649      4  6 0 MINISTRY OF SKA 496  SHEWISH SAILOR 6687   600   
THAR STONEWALL 6652     4  7 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    DANG CHAO 6632        598   
HAMMERTOE 6689          1  5 0 SWORD OPERA 323      SUNSET MAULER 6695    600   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nomad and his Tribe -- Congrats on taking the number one spot! -- One Armed Bandit
and the Sea Dogs

Hammertoe -- It makes perfect sense.  By having a captain of smaller stature, such as
myself, you can fit an extra child on the lifeboat. -- Lifeboat Captain

Ullrich -- There is always another. -- Grog Swiller

Nomad Slime -- Goody two-shoes for you having "fought all four turns and accepted
bloodfeuds from warriors with far more experience than we had."  We're really happy
for you, bub!  You must think the pure luck which Bullwinkle and Thelonius
experienced contributed to Mega Roku and Misashi San going DA?  You're an even bigger
moron than I originally envisioned.  "We took on all comers."  This pounding your
chest is indicative of some deep-seated mental illness.  You're truly disturbed.  "I
hope you will do us the same honor."  Not a chance, pal.  Your abject failure in the
arena is our victory.  Thar Stonewall got exactly what you Nomads deserve, and we're
joyous and excited at the prospect of you losing one of yours.  We will continue to
target your warriors at every opportunity because 1) your team at the top of the
Teams Listing is completely unwarranted, and 2) unlike yourself we have nothing to
lose in the effort to take down the Nomads (we have no winning record to maintain).
Now have a nice day, little one. -- Kano Clan

Sea Dogs, Death Mod 4, Ministry of Ska -- Don't get too comfortable.  Y'all are high
on the list of teams as well, so your guys are also being targeted.  No promises, but
the threat is real.  Come after me if you wish.  No problem.  Good luck guessing who
fights on any particular turn.  Remember, we've got nothing to lose. -- Kano Clan

Oh!!  And one other thing; we dearly appreciate it when we encounter your guys in the
arena wearing no armor, so by all means keep up that mindset.  It just means more
wins (and possible kills) for us.  Thanks! -- Kano Clan

Nomad -- Ohhh!  You edge me out for top team on the move, you've got career top team
and the three-turn crown!  Well played, Sir!!  If you had Duelmaster, too, I might
have to break something! ;) -- Stik

Stay Gold (to Bledd) -- "Nice move, moron, we're tied!  No throne for either of us!"

Bledd (to Gold) -- "Who said it was MY freakin' fault!  Just win, baby, that's what
the Old Man keeps saying!  I can't help it if the G.C. can't decide who's more
fabulously deadly!  If it were looks alone, I'd bet the clear winner, I am pretty!!"

Gold -- "You're pretty something, all right...
grumblegrumblenevergraduatinggripegrumblegrumble...."

Lord Protector Korlac -- Ah, a column at last!  And as we suspected (but couldn't
remember and were too lazy to look up in past newsletters) there was a TV in there,
too.  Finding your favorite instrument of destruction always gives a nice boost as
well, we have to say you used yours well!  You didn't say whether you'd be retiring
or not, but good luck in any case, represent Sunset well in immortality! -- Grim
Fandango

Jorja -- You're right, 400+ in the "L" column doesn't seem so bad when I see your
totals, but you're a bit handicapped, as well.  I'm just looking to crack 500 wins
and get my percentage at or above .600 eventually, don't know if the latter will ever
happen! -- Stik

Vorg -- Don't count on warming that throne with your butt too soon, ok? -- Bledd

Kano -- You sat out the killer.  Afraid of a bloodfeud?  After repeatedly sending
bloodfeuds at us in which you had a 30+ to 10 fe advantage, you are too much of a
coward to fight when you score the kill?  Are you afraid of hurting your team win
percentage of 42%?  Could you not even manage that pitiful percentage if you fought
fair fights?  We shall remember such acts of cowardice. -- Nomadic Tribe

Grog -- Springing leaks all over the place, aren't you? -- Jagare

Lagerkvist -- It has been awhile since the tribe last fought you.  It worked out well
for me. -- Thelonius

Hammertoe -- You can keep that hammer away from me, thank you very much. -- Mordecai

Gold & Bledd -- Couldn't you have just picked one of you to hold the title?  To have
teammates bump each other off of the throne is actually quite humorous.  Bad planning
on your part. -- Thelonius and fellow Tribesmen

Ah, the ignominy!  To have no duelmaster on our six hundredth turn!  How can we
survive this shame?

Shroud -- How do you manage to dance in that thing?  I'd've thought you'd be tripping
over it constantly. -- Merry Leona, doing some tripping herself

Stay Gold -- As opposed to? -- Baron Tone

Mighty Bosstone -- Sorry, not my key.  You need someone who goes for the Big Band
sound, yes? -- Saralee Jo

Train in Vain -- Well, of course!  I have often felt that there's no point at all in
training.  What does it get you?  More chances to be attacked.  I can be attacked
without training. -- Rose Lamont
P.S.  And they never let you train really useful things, such as how to start a horse
on a cold morning, or how to deal with squirrels in the attic, or even how to pay the
bills and have money left over for eating.

Mordecai -- Oh, gods, you're going to be around here for MONTHS, aren't you?  Where's
the wanderlust when your opponents need you to feel it?  What's the good of being a
stationary nomad? -- Hammertoe

Jagare -- I dunno, the opera isn't all that dangerous if you stay away from Madam
Butterfly. -- Saralee Jo
P.S.  For pulling out difficult things, try a corkscrew.

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

GAMMA devastated STAY GOLD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PILSON lost to WHITMAN in a 1 minute expert's Challenge battle.
ULLRICH BLADESONG was subdued by LAGERKVIST in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
VORG viciously subdued FOORMAN in a 2 minute gory veteran's Challenge contest.
SLYTHR demolished SARALEE JO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
MOLOTOV was overpowered by RAIDER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
HOGSNORT viciously subdued BALZAC in a dull 10 minute veteran's Challenge competition.
MAKITA KANE was viciously subdued by MIGHTY BOSSTONE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
MUTABA IRO was vanquished by LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MOTTO MITSU defeated SUCKER PUNCH in a action packed 5 minute Challenge match.
SUNSET MAULER executed HAMMERTOE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MORDECAI demolished ROSE LAMONT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
ASSASSIN butchered HAMMETT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory one-sided Title battle.
THELONIUS viciously subdued SURLY DECKHAND in a 2 minute veteran's conflict.
BLEDD was devastated by KEROUAC in a exciting 1 minute uneven duel.
SHROUD devastated BARON TONE in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SALTY beat RESERVE GUARD in a exciting 2 minute veteran's match.
MERRY LEONA was overpowered by GROG SWILLER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
LEAD INSTRUCTOR was bested by JAGARE in a 2 minute contest.
TRAIN IN VAIN was executed by SHEWISH SAILOR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ROLISTON demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  14 -  1      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        32 -  18 -  2      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  17 -  2      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  24 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  21 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  20 -  0      47  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    31 -  35 -  4      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      24 -  28 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  16 -  1      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  24 -  1      33  |

Turn 600 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ASSASSIN 6495              24  16  1  129 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
BASHING ATTACK   GAMMA 6618                 13   7  1  112 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
LUNGING ATTACK   THELONIUS 6631             14   3  1  106 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
WALL OF STEEL    VORG 6576                  16   8  0  100 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    STAY GOLD 6512             24  18  2   92 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-LUNGE      SALTY 6607                 13   7  0   91 SEA DOGS (533)
AIMED BLOW       SHROUD 6688                 6   0  0   86 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-STRIKE     ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645      8   7  2   71 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
TOTAL PARRY      HOGSNORT 6598              12  11  0   57 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
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 MOTTO MITSU 6694.  The ten other most popular fighters were THELONIUS 6631, SALTY 
6607, VORG 6576, MIGHTY BOSSTONE 5969, ASSASSIN 6495, KEROUAC 6566, SHROUD 6688, LEAD 
INSTRUCTOR 6642, LAGERKVIST 6532, and SLYTHR 6597.

The least popular fighter this week was HOGSNORT 6598.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BALZAC 6536, TRAIN IN VAIN 6649, MERRY LEONA 6591, ROSE LAMONT 6675, 
HAMMERTOE 6689, SUCKER PUNCH 6648, MUTABA IRO 6690, STAY GOLD 6512, SHEWISH SAILOR 
6687, and BLEDD 6565.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ASSASSIN (21-6495) LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
KEROUAC (21-6566) LITERATE LOONS (538)