DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/25/2008    Duedate: 08/21/2008

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-296

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VORTEX
FLYING MONKEYS (493)
(28-4423) [11-5-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VORTEX                         CASH MEALS
FLYING MONKEYS (493)           EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
(28-4423) [11-5-0,115]         (28-4532) [6-2-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STORMDANCER                    XANAX
DODGE BULLETS (126)            THE PENTARCHY (397)
(28-4278) [20-19-1,98]         (28-4384) [15-5-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FREE MASONS (509)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE ANIMALS (475)           49
2. ZULU NATION (501)           41      THE PENTARCHY (397)
3. RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)    34      Unchartered Team
4. EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)       31
5. DODGE BULLETS (126)         27      EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     22   7  0 75.9   1/ 6*FREE MASONS (509)         9  6 2
 2/ 2 THE PENTARCHY (397)      317 192  7 62.3   2/ 1 THE ANIMALS (475)         9  6 0
 3/ 4 RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)  37  25  3 59.7   3/ 4 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    9  6 0
 4/ 5 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    64  46  5 58.2   4/ 2 PHANTACITY (480)          8  7 0
 5/ 6 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)   213 195  9 52.2   5/ 5*EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     6  3 0
 6/ 7 THE ANIMALS (475)         95  90  5 51.4   6/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)       6  7 0
 7/ 9 ZULU NATION (501)         35  35  3 50.0   7/ 7 ZULU NATION (501)         6  7 0
 8/11*FREE MASONS (509)         10  10  2 50.0   8/10 DODGE BULLETS (126)       6  8 0
 9/ 3*MEAN PEOPLE (514)          5   5  0 50.0   9/ 8*GODS & GODDESSES (511)    6  9 2
10/ 8 DODGE BULLETS (126)      336 340 12 49.7  10/13 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)    5  5 1
11/10 PHANTACITY (480)          65  75  7 46.4  11/12*MEAN PEOPLE (514)         5  5 0
12/12 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      98 131  7 42.8  12/ 9 FLYING MONKEYS (493)      5  6 0
13/14*GODS & GODDESSES (511)     8  12  2 40.0  13-11*RAPTOR (508)              4  6 0
14/13 THE WOLVES (510)          16  25  2 39.0  14/16 RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)  3  3 0
15-15 STEEL AND SILK (495)      48  77  1 38.4  15/15 THE WOLVES (510)          3  6 0
16/16 FLYING MONKEYS (493)      29  48  1 37.7  16/18*D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      3  7 0
17-17*RAPTOR (508)               9  18  1 33.3  17-14 STEEL AND SILK (495)      2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18/18*D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)       3   7  0 30.0  18/17 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      1  2 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Hail, fellow warriors.  I and my team of fierce fighters are new to this sport,
but we love the call of battle.  From what we've seen, this looks to be a fun and
worthy way to keep our abilities up to par.
     I bring you tidings of great joy.  Well, for me anyway.  After many years of
fighting and winning wars, we've decided to take a much needed break in a safer
environment for some deserved R&R.
     So let me introduce your future combatants.  Chase will slip up unseen and run
you to ground.  Gratch enjoys ripping foes apart in his spare time before getting
down to business.  Chandalen is a great friend, but once riled, he takes no prisoners
and gives no quarter.  The venomous Scarlet will give you a monster of a time.  She
loves the taste of blood while savoring a victory.  And last but certainly not least,
there's the beautiful but deadly Jennsen.  She can give as good as she gets.
     I look forward to testing wits as we take our rightful spots as leaders of the
people.  For those that don't die, I might even buy you a round of ale with our
winnings.

                                          -- Lord Rahl, mgr. D'Haran Empire

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #19 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Elsewhere:

     Necroma scrubbed her hands over her face.  Her hands were shaking, and there
were tears on her face.  She was not surprised.  "I never imagined anything like
that," she said.  "None of my teachers mentioned such creatures, either.  How can
that be?  They were good teachers."
     "Few return alive to tell of the spirit-wolves," Young Joan said.
     "If I'd been alone, I wouldn't have survived them," Necroma answered.
     Joan shrugged.  "Bad briefing.  It happens.  Do we continue to try following the
man with the cloak of souls?"
     "Can we still follow him?" Cloudrider asked.  "I mean, is there still any kind
of trail?"
     Both were silent for several minutes, consulting their ghosts, Necroma guessed.
She extended her own senses as she'd been taught, seeking, well, anything at all.
She didn't really know what she might find or feel.  Nothing.  How could there be
nothing?  That man was out there, and probably other things like the spirit-wolves
that no one had told her about.  She "looked" harder.  There must be something out
there.

Near Zuwayza:

     "Guarantees!  A mortal dares speak to us of--"
     "Of course I do.  Don't take us all for fools," Wolf said.  "This now is not the
world you knew, and we will not have it returned to the old ways.  You know that
going back on the tracks of time is," he hesitated, "unwise."
     "We do know it," the Dark Hunter admitted.  Agro thought he sounded reluctant
and willing to try what going backward would do.  "But I cannot give you the
guarantees you seek, I speak only for myself and many of my fellows are eager to be
free in the world--"
     "You are the Huntsman," Wolf countered.  "Your word can bind or unbind the
others, save only such renegades as may appear, and those you are bound to seek out
for their denial of your authority.  Is this not true?"
     A moment of silence.  "You are well taught," the Dark Hunter said grudgingly.
"Yes, this is true.  But... we may have reasons not to move too quickly to bring the
renegades to heel."
     "We could talk back and forth on this till the sun rises," Wolf said.  "You know
what I want, I know what you want.  Let us agree to act in good faith--"
     "Or what?  You have a pledge from the Great Ones, yes, but They are not here.
How will you express your displeasure, if things do not go as you think they should?"
     "I will not express my displeasure to you directly," the old shaman answered.
Agro wondered how he could sound so calm in the face of barely veiled threats.  "I
will express it to Lord Malcorn and let HIM explain your errors to you."
     The longest silence so far.  What was this creature thinking?  What could it do,
what could they do in return if they had to fight their way out?  Agro didn't do
anything obvious like turning to examine the shadows around the little plaza, but so
far as he could without moving, he examined those shadows closely.
     "Oh."  Another pause.  The voice sounded... depressed?  Resigned?  "There is no
need to bestir him.  We will remember your wishes in this.  It is possible that there
will be incidents," the Hunter went on, "you must know that some are inevitable, but
not... many incidents."
     "Good.  Let us begin, then."
     Finally!  Agro straightened, ready to hear a clear plan and immediate orders.
Maybe not *expecting* to hear those things, but ready for them.
     "There will be many battles on many fields," the Hunter said, "but the war
against this Darkness will be won in Kurukar."  The voice took on a sneer.  "The
Karnhorns call it 'beautiful beach' or some such.  How little they know!  We who have
been in this land longer call it the Land of the Black Door.  It has always been a
dangerous place, and only a mortal of strong character could resist it--as this Black
Kaliv is clearly not resisting.  That door must be shut.  Many will resist efforts to
shut it, of course--the Kaliv who opened it, and those who came through.  But it must
be closed, and that by mortal hands."
     "Mortal hands will be found for the task," Wolf said.
     "I believe you.  That is good, as we cannot touch the Black Door--it would
unmake us.  But we can fight those who have issued froth from it, and those who guard
it.  And we can guide you to places of... let us call them 'secondary infections'
which you must also fight."
     "And help with those secondary centers, I have no doubt," Wolf said.  "For
now... you can take on mortal flesh, I know.  Not easily, perhaps, but you can.  Do
so, and come with us as an ally to a place where we may make our plans."
     "You ask a lot."
     "How else to find the limits of what can be gotten?"
     A pause.  "Very well.  Go to the Tavern of the Black Axe in Malcorn and I will
meet you there.  The Lord Malcorn also, he may as well be informed from the
beginning, else he will suspect the worst."
     Wolf bowed.  "It shall be so."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 598): BELEG CUTHALION of SILMARILLIAD (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 592): SIMULACRUM of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 593): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 591): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 584): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 293): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 580): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 578): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 569): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 532): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 459): PREATORIAN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 437): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 423): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 393): GENERAL MILLS of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 391): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 485): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 598): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 592): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 593): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 591): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 584): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 293): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 580): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 578): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 569): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 532): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 459): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): LUROCIANS T308 (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 437): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 423): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 293): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 391): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 485): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): GANGREL of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): LITTLE OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 592): WENDIGO of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
                (turn 591): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): KILDILLI DALL of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
              (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 584): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): FRENZY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                             JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 459): PREATORIAN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
                (turn 458): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): VENREK of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
                       (turn 445): MGRWONTHE1STTOGS! Of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601
                                   (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 437): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 423): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                              JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 422): DUCK KA-BOB of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, it was certainly a long time between thrones.  I was first here on turn 264,
but forgot to fight on turn 265.  Won the throne again on turn 266, then took a leave
of absence, and came back on turn 295 making it three consecutive turns for me on the
throne, and an invite to ADM.  The commission tells me I like the Scimitar, with a
Low/Very Low Rhythm, and the Bash Tactic, while learning Decisiveness concepts.
Final numbers were 14(1)-17(1)-8-16(1)-18(1)-4-11, with Masters in Attack and
Initiative, Advanced Experts in Decise and parry, and an Expert in Defense.  I'll
probably go back into retirement in the short term, but should resume fighting in
Home Guard again sometime soon.

Cam Shaft
Otto's Mechanics
3-time Duelmaster of Morya

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to THE ANIMALS, as they are pushed from the coveted top 
team spot by the FREE MASONS stable.  Coming up with a solid 3-2-1 outing, FREE 
MASONS has advanced 5 places in the rankings.  EXPENSE ACCOUNT is no joke as it 
posted a 3-1-0 week advancing from 5th place to 5th place.  Hey everybody, watch out 
for AARD VARK, who flew up 25 points in the rankings after mashing XANAX like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
XANAX, who dropped 14 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with AARD 
VARK.  Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  CAM 
SHAFT made a Dark Arena Challenge against HIGH ELF this week.  Going for the gusto 
and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was DARK ARENA's HIGH ELF, who was 
turned away from the Duelmastership by CAM SHAFT.  An apple a day keeps the doctor 
away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the MORYA arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad GODS & GODDESSES?   Big bad GODS & 
GODDESSES.  Big bad GODS & GODDESSES.  MORYA's afraid of the big bad GODS & 
GODDESSES.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  GODS & 
GODDESSES + Weapons That go Boom = D'HARAN EMPIRE + Avoid City.  And who is this 
MORPHEUS you ask, with 10 points and a 3-1-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  
HECA of FREE MASONS had better have a good reason for challenging down 9 points in a 
challenge which he killed.  I thought HECA showed great skill and promise when he 
dispatched CHASE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  CAM SHAFT defied all odds and slew HIGH ELF in the Dark 
Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as HIGH ELF's meat is notoriously 
tough.  This week 7-8-1 ZAIRE was sent to the Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters 
with similar records who might take notice of this.  Congrats to STORMDANCER for 
revenging the death of his teammate (but more importantly, feeding LADY ELMA a bit of 
dirt).  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, MARS was mashed by THE COCKROACH, 
who let MARS know that killing members of FLYING MONKEYS is a no-no.  Ask not the 
elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VORTEX 4423                  11   5  0   115       FLYING MONKEYS (493)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNE TENNA 4053              16   6  0   114       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 TROOPER TED 4443             19   3  1   109       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 STORMDANCER 4278             20  19  1    98       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 AARD VARK 4404               19   6  0    97       THE ANIMALS (475)
-VELVET FINISH 4441           13  12  0    94       STEEL AND SILK (495)
-SCARLET ROSE 4440            10  15  0    94       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 BLACK ROSE HAMMER 4339       15   8  1    93       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 PUMA 4294                    18  19  0    92       THE ANIMALS (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENUS TRAP HAMMER 4456       16   4  2    89       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 XANAX 4384                   15   5  0    87       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 STORM RIDER 4257             10   4  0    83       RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
 YAU (DARKFACE) 4519           7   3  0    82       ZULU NATION (501)
 LORVANDIS 4402               15  11  0    80       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 MANKILLER 4279               20  19  0    79       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 LE PLON 4326                 21  11  0    78       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 OPASAN 4381                  12  12  0    74       PHANTACITY (480)
 VIPER 4185                   11   7  2    73       RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
 FREDDY FENDER 3956           11  18  1    69       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AARD WOLF 4411               12  12  1    65       THE ANIMALS (475)
 ARMADILLO 4503               10   5  0    65       THE ANIMALS (475)
-EXPERIENTIA 4483              7   4  0    64       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 ZOD 4525                      7   3  0    62       ZULU NATION (501)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THORN STEM HAMMER 4500        8   7  1    54       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 ZOE (DARKFACE) 4538           4   5  0    53       ZULU NATION (501)
 SECI 4464                    11   7  2    49       PHANTACITY (480)
 CASH MEALS 4532               6   2  0    49       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 CLOUDRIDER 4424              12  12  0    48       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 HUB CAPP 4168                 9   7  0    48       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 OWL 4453                     11  10  2    45       THE ANIMALS (475)
 FLO VALVE 4243                4   4  0    45       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 ECHO 4565                     4   1  0    45       FREE MASONS (509)
 TARG 4575                     5   3  1    41       THE WOLVES (510)
 BRIAR STEM HAMMER 4481        8  10  0    34       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RENTAL CAR 4534               4   0  0    33       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
-THE PACIFIST 4420             4  12  0    32       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
-SURGICAL 4437                 5  13  0    30       STEEL AND SILK (495)
-GHOST CHANT 4184              5   6  0    30       RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
 ASSUNDRIES 4555               2   1  0    29       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 OTHER 4536                    8   1  0    28       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 POISON IVY HAMMER 4543        4   4  0    26       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
-PAPER FLOWERS 4182            3   5  0    26       RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
-OSTRICH 4553                  3   2  0    25       RAPTOR (508)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PARKING FEES 4535             2   3  0    24       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KLYDE SPECTRE 4612            2   0  0    23       MEAN PEOPLE (514)
-INFERNO SERVENT 4191          4   2  0    21       RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
 CAL I. BURR 4574              3   2  0    21       THE WOLVES (510)
-BONGO BOY 4537                4   4  0    20       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
-HAWKEN 4549                   2   3  0    20       RAPTOR (508)
 HECA 4606                     2   0  1    19       FREE MASONS (509)
-ANFERROUS 4508                4   4  0    18       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 ATOMIC EARL 4609              2   0  0    18       MEAN PEOPLE (514)
 THE COCKROACH 4589            1   2  0    18       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
 HEPHAESTUS 4615               1   0  1    16       GODS & GODDESSES (511)
 ALPHA 4564                    1   3  1    15       FREE MASONS (509)
 PIZDA 4599                    2   1  0    13       PHANTACITY (480)
 BLOOD HAWK 4621               1   0  0    13       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-LADY BRENDA 4558              1   0  0    13       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 ATHENA 4616                   1   0  0    13       GODS & GODDESSES (511)
 FOXTROT 4605                  2   0  0    12       FREE MASONS (509)
 ZAZA (DARKFACE) 4613          1   0  0    11       ZULU NATION (501)
 SCARLET 4603                  1   1  0    11       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 MORPHEUS 4582                 3   1  0    10       GODS & GODDESSES (511)
 MARS 4584                     2   2  1     9       GODS & GODDESSES (511)
 GRATCH 4601                   1   1  0     8       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 JENNSEN 4604                  1   1  0     7       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 PATULJAK 4590                 1   3  0     6       PHANTACITY (480)
 LYCOS 4614                    1   0  0     6       THE WOLVES (510)
-PIGEON 4570                   1   3  0     6       RAPTOR (508)
-LADY AILYN 4560               1   0  0     6       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 MINERVA 4581                  1   3  0     6       GODS & GODDESSES (511)
 ZETA 4597                     1   2  0     5       FREE MASONS (509)
-KESTREL 4550                  0   5  0     5       RAPTOR (508)
 DARYTH 4596                   1   1  0     4       THE WOLVES (510)
 SID SICKLE 4608               1   1  0     4       MEAN PEOPLE (514)
 CHANDALEN 4602                0   2  0     2       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
-LADY CHISE 4559               0   1  0     1       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 SWINDLER STANG 4617           0   1  0     1       MEAN PEOPLE (514)
-LADY LULU 4557                0   1  0     1       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 SLOMI 4618                    0   1  0     1       PHANTACITY (480)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      HEPHAESTUS 4615       296  NONE
CHASE 4600              0  2 0 D'HARAN EMPIRE 513   HECA 4606             296   
DR ODDENSTEIN 4588      1  1 0 FLYING MONKEYS 493   MARS 4584             295  JUST REVENGED
BETA 4567               0  2 0 FREE MASONS 509      ALBATROSS 4571        293  REVENGED
THE REPROPACHER 4610    0  2 0 MEAN PEOPLE 514      MOUNTAIN TROLL        296  NONE
KASAP 4449              8  6 0 PHANTACITY 480       VIPER 4185            293  REVENGED
ALBATROSS 4571          3  1 1 RAPTOR 508           ALPHA 4564            295   
DUNN 4576               3  3 1 THE WOLVES 510       WURM KIN              296  NONE
ZAIRE 4488              7  8 1 ZULU NATION 501      MOUNTAIN TROLL        296  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A salute to Cam Shaft who pounded his way to the top.  Duelmaster!  I think Crip
should give you a bonus AND a salary raise. -- Finance Manager

Silky -- Welcome to Morya.  (I doubt we said that earlier.)  We have a great fondness
for those who graduate through Noblish Island.  Jorja is a great teacher, helper, and
coordinator, isn't she?  May your stay in this great competition be long and
prosperous. -- Finance Manager (Morya's Consortium representative)

Liam The Goth -- Kennelworth of Aruak City is one of our Consortium Elders and one of
the best.  Others who often quote "Health.  Humility. Honor." are Lenpro (Lenpros DM
30) and Fandil The Wise (DM 46).  They are all Elders, near originals, and brothers.
Come on back to Aruak City (or join Iaye or Ardivent).  The guys say they miss your
smiley goth face. -- Finance Manager

Briar Stem Hammer -- I told you the boss was cheap!  He gave me extra incentive to
beat you when he said "I am not paying, so you'd better get Hammer to."  Whew.  I
lucked out in that.  Thanks for paying. -- Cash Meals

Minerva -- You must have really wanted me!  Thanks for the challenge.  You were quite
lovely, but an other won this one. -- Other

Good luck to any and all who participate at the Minneapolis Face.  The Consortium
crew is sorry that they will miss this one.  See you in Tempe. -- Finance Manager
(A few Consortium warriors will be represented; wish them well.)

Well, you can't jail Fortune forever!  We finally tasted defeat, after a long period
of bliss...congrats to Cam Shaft for his sneak attack and his invite.... -- Le
Pentarque
P.S.  Thanks to Finance Manager, but, domination or not, it's over!

By the way, I'm about to take some holidays, and my mail is late, so the arrival of
my rookies is delayed. -- Le Pentarque

Then I will try my slashing quarterstaff.... -- Vaidisava, not very happy in Talahya

Thanks for the love, Mankiller! -- Trooper Ted, overachiever

Zaire -- I believe that qualifies as "over-bold."  Never let people tell you that
"over-bold" is the same as "courageous."  It isn't, even though it takes the same
space to write. -- Cloudrider
P.S.  But my sincere thanks for the winning record.  No telling what positive effect
that might have on the adventure, whenever the author gets done painting and laying
tiles and writes more.  An adventure can use all the positive effects it can get.
Especially since everyone else involved is a graduated warrior with guaranteed
resurrection.

Sran3e -- So glad you're leaving, it's been a pain to write your name.  Typists are
creatures of habit, you know. -- Lorvandis

Black Rose Hammer -- You aren't a man, so I was helpless against you.  Not that I
favor black roses.  That's just wrong.  All the best poets say so.  Red, yellow,
white, that's it.  Not black. -- Mankiller

Anne Tenna -- Ouch!  Remind me never to dance around you again.  I kept hitting the
ground.  Hard.  The ground is unforgiving that way. -- Stormdancer

Silky -- Wow, pardon me while my head swells! -- Jorja
P.S.  Glad to have you here.  This is a good arena.

Ghost Chant, Storm Rider -- I wish you *had* missed. -- Ghost of Red Hawk

Liam -- Will do.  There are always openings in adventures.  The problem is finding
time to write.  But that, too, will happen. -- Jorja

All -- Greetings.  My apologies for not introducing myself sooner.  I am Samuel
Pleasure of Pleasure Productions, manager of the Wolves.  I have not had the
opportunity to venture out into Morya since we arrived.  If someone could direct me
to the nearest pub, I would be happy to buy the first round.  I believe some of you

have already met my warriors in the arena, Targ and Mr. Burr.  My newcomers are
Daryth and Lycos, and I am on a search for a fifth.  any assistance is appreciated.
-- Samuel Pleasure, manager of the Wolves

17 July 2008
All -- Many of you know me and many more don't, but I will be scarce for a few
months.  I am relocating, so look for my presence online!  As my will, so mote it
be! -- Abraxis

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

CAM SHAFT viciously butchered HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
ZAIRE was killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DUNN was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
THE REPROPACHER was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute fight.
THE COCKROACH bested MARS in a 1 minute beginner's Bloodfeud brawl.
ANNE TENNA overpowered VENUS TRAP HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
FREDDY FENDER was bested by LORVANDIS in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge competition.
YAU (DARKFACE) handily defeated MANKILLER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
ZOD was vanquished by BLACK ROSE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
VIPER overpowered SECI in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge fight.
OTHER was savagely defeated by ECHO in a exciting 5 minute brutal Challenge fight.
KLYDE SPECTRE viciously subdued MORPHEUS in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge conflict.
ZETA was bested by GRATCH in a 2 minute bloody amateur's Challenge bout.
HECA assassinated CHASE in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
RENTAL CAR vanquished ALPHA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
FOXTROT bested PATULJAK in a 1 minute novice's Challenge brawl.
TROOPER TED overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
VORTEX overpowered PUMA in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
XANAX slimly lost to AARD VARK in a popular 6 minute gory master's competition.
LADY ELMA was vanquished by STORMDANCER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LE PLON was overcome by STORM RIDER in a 2 minute expert's duel.
OPASAN devastated TARG in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CLOUDRIDER was overpowered by AARD WOLF in a 2 minute brutal uneven fight.
HUB CAPP was overpowered by ARMADILLO in a popular 4 minute brutal one-sided duel.
OWL was vanquished by ZOE (DARKFACE) in a 1 minute gruesome uneven bout.
THORN STEM HAMMER beat FLO VALVE in a exciting 3 minute fray.
CASH MEALS handily defeated CAL I. BURR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BRIAR STEM HAMMER was defeated by ASSUNDRIES in a 1 minute fight.
POISON IVY HAMMER won victory over PIZDA in a 1 minute fray.
DARYTH was defeated by BLOOD HAWK in a 1 minute novice's match.
MINERVA was defeated by ZAZA (DARKFACE) in a exciting 3 minute novice's fight.
CHANDALEN was overpowered by ATOMIC EARL in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
SCARLET devastated SLOMI in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JENNSEN outwaited SID SICKLE in a unpopular 7 minute novice's battle.
LYCOS beat SWINDLER STANG in a exciting 3 minute novice's fray.
HEPHAESTUS murdered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided conflict.
ATHENA overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         AIMED BLOW        37 -  24 -  1      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         STRIKING ATTACK   60 -  49 -  2      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  19 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  24 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  17 -  2      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  51 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  33 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  36 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  18 -  0      36  |

Turn 296 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    4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  6         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  6     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         5 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       VORTEX 4423                11   5  0  115 FLYING MONKEYS (493)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANNE TENNA 4053            16   6  0  114 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
STRIKING ATTACK  TROOPER TED 4443           19   3  1  109 THE PENTARCHY (397)
WALL OF STEEL    STORMDANCER 4278           20  19  1   98 DODGE BULLETS (126)
TOTAL PARRY      AARD VARK 4404             19   6  0   97 THE ANIMALS (475)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLACK ROSE HAMMER 4339     15   8  1   93 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    VENUS TRAP HAMMER 4456     16   4  2   89 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STORMDANCER 4278.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was XANAX 4384.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARMADILLO 4503, KLYDE 
SPECTRE 4612, SWINDLER STANG 4617, ECHO 4565, FLO VALVE 4243, ZAZA (DARKFACE) 4613, 
BLACK ROSE HAMMER 4339, RENTAL CAR 4534, LE PLON 4326, and STORM RIDER 4257.

The least popular fighter this week was JENNSEN 4604.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SLOMI 4618, CHANDALEN 4602, MINERVA 4581, DARYTH 4596, BRIAR STEM 
HAMMER 4481, CAL I. BURR 4574, OWL 4453, HUB CAPP 4168, CLOUDRIDER 4424, and TARG 
4575.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

XANAX (28-4384) THE PENTARCHY (397)

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

CAM SHAFT (28-3989) OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
LADY ELMA (28-4244) FILIPINA LADYZ (423)