DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/25/2010    Duedate: 09/07/2010

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-646

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TERRA SIGILLATA
THE RED BLADES (578)
(21-6787) [13-14-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TERRA SIGILLATA                FRITERSATAFATFARM
THE RED BLADES (578)           DEVIATION (593)
(21-6787) [13-14-0,99]         (21-6929) [5-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DISEASE                        ANGEL
DARK AT HEART (586)            OMINOUS REIGN (584)
(21-6827) [14-17-2,94]         (21-6846) [15-9-3,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GRIM FANDANGO (454)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TOOL SHED (592)             46
2. REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)       44      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. THE RED BLADES (578)        30      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIATION (593)             29
5. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         27      DEVIATION (593)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DEVIATION (593)           22   9  2 71.0   1/ 1 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      12  3 1
 2- 2 SPORTS (497)              33  17  0 66.0   2/ 6 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      10  5 1
 3/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      332 220 16 60.1   3/ 3*DEVIATION (593)           9  6 0
 4/ 4*420 B.C. (594)            17  13  4 56.7   4/ 4 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       8  7 0
 5/ 7*TOOL SHED (592)           22  17  0 56.4   5/ 2 LITERATE LOONS (538)      8  7 0
 6/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      611 489 26 55.5   6/11 BLOODTHIRST (591)         7  8 1
 7/ 6 GREDAN (583)              36  29  4 55.4   7/ 9 TEAM SLIME (585)          6  7 0
 8/ 8 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       73  67  6 52.1   8/12 THE RED BLADES (578)      6  9 0
 9/10 DARK AT HEART (586)       78  80  4 49.4   9/ 7*TOOL SHED (592)           5  4 0
10/ 9 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       32  33  2 49.2  10/15*420 B.C. (594)            5  5 3
11/11 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        89 103  6 46.4  11/ 8 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       5  7 0
12/12 LITERATE LOONS (538)     272 326 14 45.5  12/13 SWORD OPERA (323)         5 10 0
13/14 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       36  45  0 44.4  13/17 GREDAN (583)              4  2 0
14/13 THE RED BLADES (578)      71  90  1 44.1  14/16 KANO CLAN (106)           4  5 1
15/15 KANO CLAN (106)          275 375 21 42.3  15/14*GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   4  9 0
16/16 TEAM SLIME (585)          29  41  2 41.4  16/ 5 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        4 10 0
17/17 SWORD OPERA (323)        643 953 22 40.3  17/18 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       3  7 0
18/18*REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)      8  15  0 34.8  18/10 DARK AT HEART (586)       3 12 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 BLOODTHIRST (591)         23  44  3 34.3  19/20*REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)     2  7 0
20/20*GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   13  30  1 30.2  20-19 SPORTS (497)              1  0 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 656): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 538): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 662): THE VOICE INSIDE of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 633): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 657): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 652): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 660): HARPOON of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 645): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 646): PINCH BLISTER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 645): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 613): ATILLA of THE FALLEN ANGELS (Jahgg Grimeye, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 276): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 593): FAROMAN of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 544): OF SEA AND WIND of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 260): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 251): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 490): FARGO HAIL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 538): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 656): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 538): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 662): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 633): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 657): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 652): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 660): BONSUR LONG NAMES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 645): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 646): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 645): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 613): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 376): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 593): I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (?, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 544): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 260): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 251): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 490): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 538) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 645): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                           WEASEL of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
                           GRANDADDY SMURF of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
               (turn 644): BLAKSUNN of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hail, Sunset!  First off, let me apologize for missing last turn's column.  The
whiskey and wenches had their way with Khisanth the night of the duedate.  Kind of
shocked to see an invite.  I guess my FE put me over the top and 14 is some trigger.
I leave Sunset, 9-13-7-17-17-4-17. Ad Master Init, Ad Exs ATK, DEF and RIP. EXP DEC.
Slight bonuses to DAM and END.  Both at good. +1 INIT +4 PAR :( ... Faves are
SH(BOOO) HI/VH RIP/RIP.  Khisanth says he may run me and try busting me out in ADM
then I get to retire and enjoy my Whiskey!  Farewell Sunset!

               Sidewinder

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Rumor has it an incurable disease has swept 
the stable of BEN'S BAZAAR.  Note their drop in the rankings from 5th to 16th.  Watch 
out!!!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as BLOODTHIRST can attest...  DEVIATION posted a nice gain, to come in 
3rd.  Everybody loves a winner...  KANO CLAN had cause to celebrate, after MACHIDE 
SHOU got 20 points by beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE.  BORGES certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to SASQUATCH and losing 13 points in the 
process!  Well, Duelmaster SIDEWINDER challenged DARK AT HEART's DISEASE.  Is a 
14-1-1 good enough?  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by 
DISEASE, of DARK AT HEART, who despite a 14-17-2 couldn't overcome SUNSET's Number 1. 
So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees? 
Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of NOMADIC TRIBE 
should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of THE RED BLADES, so did that sorry team shy from 
NOMADIC TRIBE If challenges were horses, DISEASE could open up a fast food joint!  
Them's the breaks, YUEDEBAHL LITHA.  Expecting fair challenges from BEN'S BAZAAR is 
evidently too much to ask.  GRANDADDY SMURF won victory over YUEDEBAHL LITHA with a 
point difference of 20.  So this is what SUNSET calls a duel.  This will make an 
interesting tale.  As a confidence booster, TOO BIG TO FAIL challenged AGAMAMNON, 
down 16 points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare time, TOO BIG TO 
FAIL?  TOO BIG TO FAIL beat AGAMAMNON.  The whole thing leaves a bitter memory.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Never one to 
advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see THE RED BLADES retaliate 
against OMINOUS REIGN in bloodfeud!  Charity is unknown in SUNSET, and rightly so.  
GRIM FANDANGO exacted their revenge against 420 B.C..  Ask not a spymaster for 
counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERRA SIGILLATA 6787         13  14  0    99       THE RED BLADES (578)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REZUREKT 6805                17  13  1    97       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 ICE 6820                     14  12  0    95       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 DISEASE 6827                 14  17  2    94       DARK AT HEART (586)
 MILLHAUSER 6705              21  22  0    92       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGEL 6846                   15   9  3    90       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 SASQUATCH 6816               14  13  1    88       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738         14  21  0    81       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GRAVEN WARD 6743             18  16  1    76       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BLAKSKUL 6899                11   4  1    75       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 YUEDEBAHL LITHA 6788         12  18  1    74       THE RED BLADES (578)
-MOSHI HARU 6704               7   1  2    74       KANO CLAN (106)
-BLACK GOLD 3886              14   5  3    73       THE COLOUR OF NEON (354)
 WILD 6863                     8  13  0    73       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 DARKNESS 6841                13  12  1    68       DARK AT HEART (586)
 BORGES 6844                  11  12  1    67       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRITERSATAFATFARM 6929        5   1  0    66       DEVIATION (593)
 ZOLDIVAR 6791                11   3  0    63       GREDAN (583)
 SELIA DOVE 6832              15  12  0    59       SWORD OPERA (323)
 TERRE HAUTE 4522             14   7  0    59       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 JONISSON 6780                12  20  0    58       SWORD OPERA (323)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLEDGEHEAD 6956               4   2  0    56       TOOL SHED (592)
 TOO BIG TO FAIL 6932          6   0  0    55       DEVIATION (593)
 ZONZALIN 6836                 8   6  0    52       TEAM SLIME (585)
 GECKO 1375                    4   3  0    50       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
 PYNCHON 6810                 11  16  0    49       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 ALAZIR 6948                   5   3  1    48       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 THE DRILL 6951                5   2  0    47       TOOL SHED (592)
 RUIN 6862                     8  13  0    45       DARK AT HEART (586)
 VIRILE MAN 6865              10  10  0    44       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 JESICKA 6800                  9   5  0    44       TEAM SLIME (585)
-SPIGOT 6925                   6   1  0    41       TOOL SHED (592)
 MUTABA IRO 6690               9  12  1    40       KANO CLAN (106)
 OPHELIA DELPHI 6910           6   7  0    39       THE RED BLADES (578)
 AGAMAMNON 6803                7   9  2    36       TEAM SLIME (585)
 CHESTERTON 6853               6  15  0    35       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGOL 6793                   7   8  0    33       GREDAN (583)
-BLOODSONG 2924                5   3  0    33       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 GRASS SEED 6923               4   4  0    33       TOOL SHED (592)
 MITER BOX 6961                3   2  0    32       TOOL SHED (592)
-MILINA 6794                   6   5  2    30       GREDAN (583)
 ELISE ISLA 6921               5   6  0    29       SWORD OPERA (323)
 DREYNAR 7023                  2   0  0    29       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 TIME 6920                     4   4  0    28       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 GOD BUD 6939                  4   2  1    27       420 B.C. (594)
 ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933           3   3  0    27       DEVIATION (593)
 HOPE SPRINGS 6971             2   2  0    27       THE RED BLADES (578)
 JET BLAK 7012                 2   0  0    27       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-GREY FATAL 2920               2   6  0    25       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935             7   2  0    24       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790        4   7  1    24       GREDAN (583)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASTER KUSH 6938              4   2  1    23       420 B.C. (594)
 SILVER HAZE 6940              4   2  0    22       420 B.C. (594)
 CANNIBAL ANIMAL 7007          2   1  0    22       DEVIATION (593)
 YODLE LAYHE WHO 6927          5   5  1    21       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 POCA 6945                     4   4  1    21       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 FEYTALONY 6909                4   1  0    21       GREDAN (583)
 THE BUTCHER 6953              2   3  0    20       TEAM SLIME (585)
 MACHIDE SHOU 7038             1   0  0    20       KANO CLAN (106)
 JARYUL 6949                   4   4  0    16       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 NANNERPUSS 7042               1   0  1    14       420 B.C. (594)
 BE'AL'TZAR 6947               2   6  1    13       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 DESPAIR 6960                  2   1  0    13       SERPENTS HOLD (589)
 MIRAMOTO JUN 7015             1   1  0    13       KANO CLAN (106)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 LITTLE FANG 7035              1   0  0    12       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SACRIFICIUS 7040              1   0  0    11       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 DRED 6970                     3   1  0    10       DARK AT HEART (586)
-BASEBALL 6918                 1   0  0     9       SPORTS (497)
 KALLIA MAY 6941               0   9  0     9       SWORD OPERA (323)
 DESPAIR 7001                  1   3  0     6       DARK AT HEART (586)
 BULLFROG 1413                 1   2  0     5       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
 SALAMANDER 1392               1   2  0     5       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
 LIKE WATER 7034               1   0  0     5       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 UPDIKE 7018                   1   1  0     4       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-MURASAKI HITO 7008            1   1  0     4       KANO CLAN (106)
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017             1   1  0     4       THE RED BLADES (578)
 SIN EATER 7036                1   0  0     4       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 FALKIRK 7016                  0   2  0     2       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SCARBROUGH MAN 7039           0   1  0     1       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 WALL-E 6965                   0   1  0     1       TEAM SLIME (585)
 PURPLE MAGIC 7041             0   1  0     1       420 B.C. (594)
 HAMBONE 7037                  0   1  0     1       DEVIATION (593)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MIME FLAYER 6968        2  3 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     WURM KIN              646  NONE
SHADOWPUPPETIER 6969    1  1 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     ALAZIR 6948           643   
CHOCOLATE THUNDE 6930   4  2 1 DEVIATION 593        BLAKSKUL 6899         645   
LAND OF HYPOCRIS 6931   2  1 1 DEVIATION 593        POCA 6945             643   
PERICOLOSO 7010         0  2 0 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOM 264 GOD BUD 6939          646   
MERSILUS 6781          16 11 1 GRIM FANDANGO 454    ANGEL 6846            642  REVENGED
MONTRIEUX 7005          0  2 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    MASTER KUSH 6938      645  JUST REVENGED
DOSTOEVSKY 6964         1  3 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   BE'AL'TZAR 6947       644  REVENGED
PIKRITORI 6928          5  3 1 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    MOSHI HARU 6704       644   
MONITOR 1374            0  3 0 REPTILE RAMPAGE 135  ARENAMASTER HART      646  NONE
T. REX 1376             1  3 0 REPTILE RAMPAGE 135  BLACK ORC             646  NONE
BUB BYE 7030            0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    BLACK ORC             646  NONE
SEE YA 7029             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    MR. TWISTER           646  NONE
RAMON LALO 6894         5  7 0 SWORD OPERA 323      AGAMAMNON 6803        642  NOT REVENGED
SAUVARN MAUR 7003       1  2 0 SWORD OPERA 323      NANNERPUSS 7042       646   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Time -- Your better was with me.  I saw fate's reflection in your halberd blade. --
Bloodsong

Virile Man -- I know. I could smell it.  What are you doing down here anyway?  Wait!
What am I doing down here?  See you around the bend. -- Grey Fatal

Brunu Squall -- For something so big and hard, you're not very attractive, but you
are hard to miss. -- Pericoloso

All -- If you feel there is something you want to get off your chest come and speak
to me.  Be sure it's really the right time. -- Sin Eater

Spigot -- Hey, buddy!  I missed you last turn. -- Grey Fatal

Row Dayo Drive -- Boom sha-lak-lak you missed. -- Poca

Nomad and your novice drivel -- "Run and hide," you say?  Yes, of course!  It's
called strategy, moron.  One of those many things in which you are incapable of
performing.  You have 3 guys with more than 26 FE hovering around Moshi Haru, just
salivating for a bloodfeud.  What?  You think I'm stupid, like you? -- Kano-san

Lord Protectors Weasel, GD Smurf, and Sidewinder -- Congrats on your graduations!
Don't know who will be fighting on at the Isle, but if you do, remember your roots
and do Sunset proud.  Drinks on us tonight! -- Grim Fandango

Khisanth -- I hope Sidewinder's leaving won't mean you're closing up shop here.
Fight on, brother. -- Stik

Master Kush -- That was a perfectly good ripper, again...  Prepare for feudage. --
Grim Fandango

Marmaduke/Deviation -- Hey, it was your challenge.  As Spinal Tap once said, there's
a fine line between clever and stupid!  BF if you feel the need.  I may be a bit busy
this turn, however. -- Blakskul

Jorja and Sword Opera -- I'll race you to 700 wins, girl!  You've got a sizeable
headstart, though! -- Stik and GF

Hmm, and who is gonna be the first to join the big boys in the triple digit wins club
manager's suite at the arena?  Ben?  Bill?  Archaic Elf?  Or the Dark at Heart boys?
My money's on Ben with the lead! -- Stik

Dred -- Thanks for the welcome!  You make a girl feel special! -- Jet Blak

Angel -- That went well, I thought, except for the part where you get that despairing
look in your eyes, and die at the end.  One last chance... -- LP Blaksunn

Lungers, lungers, everywhere, and not a blade to spare!  Or a waste in sight.  Hmm...

Millhauser -- Not that I expected that to go any differently, but don't you think you
could have taught me a little bit more than that??? -- Be'Al'Tzar

Ophelia Delphi -- I might be "coming along" but it sure didn't look that way the
second time you trounced me.  Thank you for the kind words and the welcome, though.
-- Jaryul

Gentleben -- You sent the Who.  Who's next? -- Alazir

Kano -- Some Tribemen do in fact fight in armor.  Not all, but some.  It is true, we
could put armor on them all.  It is very tempting.  Perhaps then we could match your
42% win percentage?  Tempting.  And you use those wins so well.  How many warriors
have you armored up to a mediocre record only to send them to the DA after 20-40
fights?  Makita kane must have been thankful that you armored him up to keep him
alive--only to send him to the Dark Arena for fight #20 with an inspiring 10-10 final
record.  Yes, the Kano Way is certainly worth consideration.  And then there is Kano
honor.  As predicted, Moshi Haru sat out.  This arena just isn't the same without
you. -- Nomad and the Tribe

Elisa -- Well, at least we had time to get to know each other. -- Walli

Borges -- Not much to say about that one.  Perhaps you learned some nifty tricks in
one of those books of yours?  Maybe I need to start reading more. -- Bul

Jonisson -- A win and a bunch of skills.  That was quite the turn for me! -- Graven
Ward

Grandpa Smurf -- Yuck.  That should not have gone that way.  But it did.  Enjoy your
smurfy time on the Isle. -- Sasquatch

Hope Springs -- That was a disappointing start to things. -- Falkirk

To All That Care and All That Don't that will not read this anyway:  Grandaddy Smurf
14(+1)-10-11-17(+1)-21(+1)-10-6(+2) Basher Good END/Good DMG, HI/LO MA Innate ability
to use DEC and Innate ability to learn DEF, ADV EXP INI/ATT/DEC.  No bumbs to
anything with all the raises (bummer), learned 2.4 skills a turn.  Will be retiring.
-- Gentleben

Grey Fatal -- Bad luck of the draw on that one feel lucky is wasn't a Fatal one. --
Virile Man

Alazir -- Are you sure your name isn't Alakazam or something like that? -- Yodle
Layhe Who

Cannibal Animal -- A Hatchet?!!  Really?!!  Man this sucks, off the dark arena I go.
-- Mime Flayer

Lord Protectors Sidewnder and Weasel -- Congrats on your invites!  Hope you continure
on to ADM and make Sunset proud! -- Gentleben

420 B.C. -- Welcome back and see you on the sands. -- Ben's Bazaar

Weasel -- Thanks for not killing me, and congrats on your bid. -- Terra

Disease -- Good luck positioning yourself this turn. -- Yuedebahl

Jaryul -- What a difference. -- Ophelia Delphi

Falkirk -- I like your name.  It can work as one or two words. -- Hope

Pericoloso -- Clearly you'll be even more dangerous when next we meet. -- Bruno

Lord Protectors Sidewinder, Weasel, Grandaddy Smurf -- Congrats from The Red Blades!

Stik -- Sorry I missed the 600 win plateau last turn.  That's quite an achievement.
You hit it in style, too, with a nice run lately. -- Bill the Bard

Walli Weeble -- Wow, proof, if such were needed, that names come all kinds.  Somehow
I wasn't ready for eighteen minutes out there on the sands; I should have brought a
lunch.. -- Elise Isla

Graven Ward -- Seems like it's been a while since we fought you last.  And if it had
been longer, I wouldn't have MINDED. -- Jonisson

Wild -- I'll tell you what I find most ominous about you, it's that you're so SMALL.
Small and vicious, you know?  Like... a weasel, maybe. -- Selia Dove

Agamamnon -- Oh, I dunno, I kinda figured that a warlord's gotta do what a warlord's
gotta do, and if you need wind, well... you need it, right? -- Kallia May
P.S.  Mind you, I'm really glad that I'm not your daughter!

God Bud -- Now, THERE is a name with numerous possible spins.  Which means it's a
slippery one.  And so are you!  Yikes.  How did you learn all that off me? -- Sauvarn
Maur

Hope Springs -- And I appreciated that.  I could wish more people had been, such
as... God Bud, for instance. -- Sauvarn Maur

Our congratulations to Sidewinder, Weasel, and Grandaddy Smurf. -- Jorja and the
Sword Opera Cast

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

21 August 2010
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 turns)
           Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

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 Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate. (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        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 an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter. 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 in the newsletter
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
(including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to take any multiple
teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation 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 score 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. (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2

      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
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 have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

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 15 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 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths 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 five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be
awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  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.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two 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
DM47 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 and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

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 or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MONITOR was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
T. REX was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MIME FLAYER was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BUB BYE was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
SEE YA was slain by MR. TWISTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
REZUREKT demolished MASTER KUSH in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
TERRA SIGILLATA savagely defeated WEASEL in a 2 minute Bloodfeud Title struggle.
BLAKSKUL was viciously subdued by ANGEL in a action packed 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.
YODLE LAYHE WHO was vanquished by ALAZIR in a popular 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
SIDEWINDER vanquished DISEASE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GRANDADDY SMURF overpowered YUEDEBAHL LITHA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SASQUATCH demolished BORGES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
FRITERSATAFATFARM devastated OPHELIA DELPHI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
TOO BIG TO FAIL beat AGAMAMNON in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge conflict.
VIRILE MAN was overpowered by WILD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GECKO devastated RUIN in a 2 minute brutal uneven Challenge duel.
BE'AL'TZAR was devastated by GRASS SEED in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
WALLI WEEBLE beat MIRAMOTO JUN in a 3 minute Challenge match.
JARYUL was overpowered by TIME in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
HOPE SPRINGS overpowered DESPAIR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DREYNAR beat POCA in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
JET BLAK demolished DESPAIR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
ICE won victory over GRAVEN WARD in a 2 minute master's fray.
DARKNESS was narrowly defeated by BUL GOBLINHEWER in a 3 minute veteran's match.
MILLHAUSER overpowered JONISSON in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ZOLDIVAR overpowered MUTABA IRO in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SLEDGEHEAD vanquished JESICKA in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SELIA DOVE handily defeated GANGOL in a 1 minute uneven bout.
ZONZALIN overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven competition.
TERRE HAUTE outlasted MITER BOX in a 9 minute one-sided fight.
PYNCHON was viciously subdued by THE DRILL in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fray.
CHESTERTON demolished KALLIA MAY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SILVER HAZE was luckily beaten by ELISE ISLA in a 5 minute gory bout.
GOD BUD easily killed PERICOLOSO in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ROW DAYO DRIVE vanquished UPDIKE in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
THE BUTCHER savagely defeated BRUNO SQUALL in a 3 minute brutal amateur's match.
FEYTALONY handily defeated BULLFROG in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SALAMANDER was demolished by LITTLE FANG in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
DRED won victory over PURPLE MAGIC in a 1 minute novice's bout.
SAUVARN MAUR was slaughtered by NANNERPUSS in a 1 minute brutal mismatched bout.
CANNIBAL ANIMAL handily defeated FALKIRK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WALL-E was savagely defeated by LIKE WATER in a 3 minute gruesome beginner's battle.
SIN EATER unbelievably bested SCARBROUGH MAN in a 8 minute amateur's match.
HAMBONE was overpowered by SACRIFICIUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MACHIDE SHOU handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         LUNGING ATTACK    63 -  61 -  3      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-LUNGE       25 -  25 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         AIMED BLOW        33 -  33 -  4      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         PARRY-RIPOSTE     24 -  25 -  2      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  21 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  41 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   54 -  60 -  4      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  32 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    50 -  65 -  3      43  |

Turn 646 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     6 -  7         4  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  4     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  7     AIMED BLOW         3 -  4         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  4         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  REZUREKT 6805              17  13  1   97 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   ICE 6820                   14  12  0   95 OMINOUS REIGN (584)
BASHING ATTACK   SASQUATCH 6816             14  13  1   88 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-LUNGE      GRAVEN WARD 6743           18  16  1   76 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOLDIVAR 6791              11   3  0   63 GREDAN (583)
TOTAL PARRY      TERRE HAUTE 4522           14   7  0   59 TRIAL & ERROR (408)
AIMED BLOW       TOO BIG TO FAIL 6932        6   0  0   55 DEVIATION (593)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DISEASE 6827.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ANGEL 6846.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCARBROUGH MAN 7039, TOO 
BIG TO FAIL 6932, BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738, GECKO 1375, THE BUTCHER 6953, TERRA SIGILLATA 
6787, ALAZIR 6948, MIRAMOTO JUN 7015, ICE 6820, and DARKNESS 6841.

The least popular fighter this week was SIN EATER 7036.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TERRE HAUTE 4522, ELISE ISLA 6921, HAMBONE 7037, FALKIRK 7016, SAUVARN 
MAUR 7003, LITTLE FANG 7035, SALAMANDER 1392, BULLFROG 1413, BRUNO SQUALL 7017, and 
PERICOLOSO 7010.

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

GRANDADDY SMURF (21-6783) BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
WEASEL (21-6795) OMINOUS REIGN (584)
SIDEWINDER (21-6883) SERPENTS HOLD (589)