DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/17/2010    Duedate: 10/14/2010

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-324

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TEZCATLIPOCA
THE PENTARCHY (397)
(28-4641) [15-6-2,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TEZCATLIPOCA                   COLGATE SMILE
THE PENTARCHY (397)            MY GENERATION (533)
(28-4641) [15-6-2,111]         (28-4812) [3-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PATTE DE SAGUAR                ELECTRIC BOOGALOO
THE PENTARCHY (397)            MY GENERATION (533)
(28-4629) [18-9-1,96]          (28-4813) [1-2-0,5]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FORCE OF FIVE (524)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)        27
2. STEEL AND SILK (495)        19      EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
3. SONS OF MARS (526)          16      Unchartered Team
4. THE PENTARCHY (397)         14
5. JESTER CROWD (532)          11      MY GENERATION (533)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MY GENERATION (533)        8   4  1 66.7   1/ 1 FORCE OF FIVE (524)      11  4 0
 2/ 2 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     82  43  1 65.6   2/ 2 SONS OF MARS (526)        9  6 1
 3/ 3 FORCE OF FIVE (524)       50  29  2 63.3   3/ 6*MY GENERATION (533)       8  4 1
 4/ 4 THE PENTARCHY (397)      389 240 11 61.8   4/ 5 THE PENTARCHY (397)       8  6 0
 5/ 5 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    75  60  6 55.6   5/ 4 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    7  8 1
 6- 6 PHANTACITY (480)         128 112 10 53.3   6/ 7 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     6  3 0
 7/12*JESTER CROWD (532)         1   1  0 50.0   7/ 8 DODGE BULLETS (126)       6  9 0
 8/ 7 DODGE BULLETS (126)      403 411 12 49.5   8/10 STEEL AND SILK (495)      4 11 0
 9/ 8 SONS OF MARS (526)        42  43  4 49.4   9- 3 PHANTACITY (480)          3  3 0
10/ 9 STEEL AND SILK (495)     122 137  1 47.1  10/ 9 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      3 12 0
11/10 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      57  83  7 40.7  11/11*JESTER CROWD (532)        1  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                         Lady Protectors Granted a Mission
                              by Hammer the WordSmith

    TO EVERYTHING there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under
heaven:  -- Ecclesiastes 3:1  Amplified Bible

     Hammer, GrimmDorr and ElGon the Half Elf were gathered together in the secluded
War Room Chamber deep beneath the catacombs laced underneath Hammerz Flowered Shoppe.
Each was enjoying a generous tankard of Elven Ginger Ale as ElGon recounted his
recent profits and losses from his Madness Wagerz booth in the light of Venus Trap
Hammer having graduated from Morya Arena and now Black Rose Hammer having received
her graduation notice from the Gladiatorial Commission.
     "Things look bad enough for my future wagering efforts what with the dismal
records of Briar Stem Hammer, Thorn Stem Hammer and Poison Ivy Hammer," sputtered
ElGon as he poured more Elven Ginger Ale for himself and his friends.  "But this poor
excuse for a warrior Stink Moss Hammer should be dispatched immediately to the Dark
Arena in favor of a possibly better replacement.  Would you not agree GrimmDorr?"
     The Dwarven Gladiator Trainer scratched his beard thoughtfully and grunted
before taking another swig from his tankard.  He set a wary eye towards ElGon and
raised an eyebrow towards his friend Hammer.
     The veteran manager sipped his tankard seemingly absent mindedly, forcing the
Dwarf to speak his mind before Hammer would decide what to do with the new recruit
that the Gladiatorial Commission had sanctioned as a replacement for the graduated
Ripper.
     "I suppose most managers would dispatch the new meat to the Dark Arena without
batting an eye," snorted the Dwarf as he inhaled his drink and exhaled an amused
sigh, "but we all know that friend Hammer is quite unpredictable when it comes to
decisions regarding his stable fodder for the arena sands!"
     Hammer gripped his tankard of Elven Ginger Ale with both hands as he gazed
thoughtfully at the gladiator trainer, his eyes hidden within his Elven Cloak of
Concealment as the veteran manager chuckled to himself.
     "I suppose I could make something of this new recruit," snorted GrimmDorr as he
slowly and deliberately drained his tankard before sliding it across the table in the
direction of the fuming Half Elf.  "Besides, friend ElGon will find a way to make a
profit from this stinker Stink Moss Hammer whether she lives or dies!"
     ElGon glared at the Warrior Dwarf as he poured another round for his friend,
then slid the tankard back towards GrimmDorr before turning his attention to the
veteran manager who always had the final say in these matters when Hammer was
gathered with them.
     As the Half Elf played with a handful of gold coins, Hammer leaned forward in
such a manner that precluded the veteran manager had indeed reached a final decision
on the matter that could possibly prolong the life of this new recruit that did not
seem to have much of a successful future as an arena gladiator in the Flowered
Hammerz stable.
     "This new recruit Stink Moss Hammer intrigues me," purred the veteran manager as
he took another slow, but thoughtful, sip from his tankard of Elven Ginger Ale.
"Perhaps the replacement for Black Rose Hammer will be better suited for a winning
record than this potential Dark Arena meat seems to offer my stable.  Nonetheless,
she will serve a purpose yet unknown to me. I can feel it in my bones!"
     GrimmDorr and ElGon nodded their consent as they caught the gleam in the eye of
the veteran manager, then began pounding the table with their fists and tankards as
all three friends roared with hearty laughter at the decision each knew was
inevitable.
     "I will dispatch Black Rose Hammer to the Dark Arena instead," said Hammer
matter-of-factly as he pushed his tankard towards ElGon for another round of the
delicious Elven Ginger Ale that the veteran manager was so fond of drinking.  "You
should be able to turn quite a profit at your Madness Wagerz booth when your clients
discover that the reigning DuelMistress fights by torch light with her favorite
weapon instead of the Great Axe that has killed the unfortunate Blood Hawk of Dodge
Bullets and defeated all of her recent opponents since her ascension to the Morya
Arena Throne!"
     ElGon jumped up on the table and danced a victory jig, his face brightened with
glee at the prospect of fleecing some treasure from the unexpected Dark Arena
Challenge sanctioned by the veteran manager.  This also meant more coin from his
clients as they would make their bets upon who would be matched for a Title Battle
and who the new Morya Arena DuelMaster would be in the wake of Black Rose Hammer
vacating the Throne via the Dark Arena!
     GrimmDorr snorted and guffawed until he fell out on the floor with
uncontrollable laughter at the sight of the Half Elf rejoicing over his unexpected
good fortune.
     Once the merriment had subsided, Hammer the Morya MadMan raised his tankard of
Elven Ginger Ale to his friends and proclaimed, "Send Stink Moss Hammer to the
Sisters of the Sword Sanctum Sanctorum to Begin Her Adventure on the Morya Arena
Sands!"

      [TIME JUMP]

     The blonde haired, green eyed Venus Trap Hammer introduced the shy and seemingly
intimidated Stink Moss Hammer to her new sisters, hidden somewhere in the bowels of
the massive tunnel complex deep beneath Hammerz Flowered Gardenz Morya Manor Estate
on the Lake in their exclusive Sisters of the Sword Sanctum Sanctorum.
     It was the duty of the newly graduated Ripper to acquaint her replacement with
her teammates and to help orient her to her new surroundings, plus instruct her as to
her duties as a newly anointed Sister of the Sword.
     The black haired, blue eyed Slasher who was testing the mettle of a newly forged
Battle Axe would soon follow the same ritual with her new replacement, once Black
Rose Hammer had faced the Dark Arena Monster she was to face by Torch Light.  She
counted it an honor and a privilege to be called upon for the unexpected Dark Arena
Challenge!
     Stink Moss Hammer was welcomed into the fold by Briar Stem Hammer, Thorn Stem
Hammer and Poison Ivy Hammer excitedly describing the rigors of the gladiator
training overseen by GrimmDorr the Warrior Dwarf that the new recruit would be
subjected to in the matter of a few short minutes!
     Venus Trap Hammer handed her replacement a specially engraved weapon from the
weapon room to begin her training and to prepare for her first Morya Arena sand
dance.
     "Uuuuhhh... how do I use this weapon?" questioned Stinkk Moss Hammer as she
quizzically gazed around the room at her new teammates.  "Uuuuhhh... who can show
me... what to do... with this... thingie?"
     The chamber was immediately filled with musical laughter and giggles from her
Sisters of the Sword as they watched Stink Moss Hammer trying to fathom the use of
the weapon that Venus Trap Hammer had selected for her.
     "GRIMMDORR WILL SHOW YOU NOW," bellowed the Warrior Dwarf as he beckoned his new
charge to follow him to her private training chamber!

      [TIME JUMP]

     SomeWhere in a Dark Dimension BeYond the Realms of ElseWhere and ElseWhen a
Goblinoid Commander was trembling with increasingly greater trepidation under the
continual interrogation of his Commanding Officer:  "So this Hammer managed to escape
our traps after discovering we have the means to transverse our armies between
dimensions?"
     The Goblinoid Commander hung his head, trembling in terror, as he mumbled some
sort of incoherent response... before being hacked to pieces by his Commanding
Officer who simultaneousy spewed forth the following order amidst the splattered
gore:  "Make Ready a War Party to Pursue this Hammer... WherEver He Maay Be!"

      [TIME JUMP]

     Venus Trap Hammer and Black Rose Hammer were ushered into the War Room Chamber
somewhere beneath the Hammerz Flowered Shoppe to meet with the veteran manager before
the Slasher was to make her way to the nearby Morya Arena for her impending Dark
Arena Challenge!
     "I have a Special Mission for the two of you to spearhead for me the day after
tomorrow... or at least within the next few days," explained Hammer as he greeted
each of the newly anointed Lady Protectors with a fatherly kiss on the forehead.
     The Ripper and the Slasher looked at each other and then back to the veteran
manager as Hammer continued his unexpected explanation:
     "There is a threat of danger in the air... and... I needeed to dispatch a
small... war party... from the Dwarfs Militia... ia to investigate... and quite
possibly... eliminate nate... the danger... if what I suspect... is true!
Therefoerefore... One of you... will be appointed Leader... and thnd the other... as
Second in Command... but I know not... ib if this mission... will keep you free...
from death... since you both will be... far removed... from the Grey Lady dy... and
her Isle... of Immortality!"
     Venus Trap Hammer and Black Rose Hammer each gracefully bowed to the veteran
manager and swore their allegiance to both Hammer and one another to fulfill the
mission that they would be entrusted to undertake.
     "By defeating Crictor Ungerer from the stable of Le Pentarque b& in such a
convincing manner... Venus Trap Hammer has proven hersself worthy of the leadership
role for this mission... however... I will give Black Rose Hammer the honor... if she
proves herselff worthy... by slaying the Dark Arena Monster... convincingly ly enough
for my Dwarfs Militia... to follow... to theo the death... if need be... no matter
what dangers... they they may face... should it be... unexpected... and perhapsrhaps
quite... necessary...."

"May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"

Hammer
Minister of War
Crimson Crusader
Morya MadMan

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ At the Gate of Hell ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Where things stood when I ran out of steam and time several months ago:

     The laws that bind the Spirit Land have been violated and the passage of the 
souls of the dead into their proper realms is being interfered with.  Many souls are 
vanishing entirely, rendering them unavailable for resurrection or rebirth.  
Ahringol, who is the god of the Dead and not of death, is alarmed, shamans are 
alarmed, many priests and magicians are alarmed.
     Suspicion fell naturally on the practitioners of necromantic magic.  Interfering 
with souls is, after all, what they do.  That problem, however, is not new--there 
have always been necromancers, and a few souls have always fallen to them over the 
ages.  Now, though, the scale is wholly new, and investigation finally placed the 
center of the problem in Kurukar, in the court of the Black Kaliv.  Attempts to 
infiltrate that court and discover the identity of the perpetrator have so far 
failed, with the infiltrators vanishing or falling wholly under the control of the 
dark mage.
     The situation was further complicated by an increase in the presence and 
activities of Dark Creatures, intruders into the Waking World from uncharted 
dimensions beyond the Spirit Land.

     A plan was conceived.  First, it was determined that the Dark Creatures were 
coming through a Door that should have been sealed.  While not actually in Kurukar, 
the Door in question was believed to have connections with that place.  If the Door 
could be closed and sealed again, this would reduce the flood of Dark Creatures to 
the former trickle and, possibly, reduce the power of the main Necromancer involved.
     The Door could only be approached through the Spirit Land, and that journey 
would be dangerous, more than dangerous.  Three parties set out to reach the Door, 
taking three different routes, in the hopes that some of them would arrive.  The 
gladiators Redfox of Dullens and Blackwind of Malcorn, the gladiators Young Joan of 
Morya and Necromancer (called Necroma to distinguish her from the enemy) of Lin 
Tirian.  The gladiator Math op Owan of Murska, the manager-shaman Uncle Wolf, and the 
Lord of Malcorn himself, who alone of them has the power to seal the Door once it is 
closed, have successfully reached the Door.
     And there matters were left.
     Now we continue....

     The gladiators all stared at each other with relief.  Redfox had an impulse to 
hug someone--Young Joan or Necroma for choice--but hesitated.  Joan he knew slightly, 
and she was not one to allow liberties.  She grinned and hugged him quickly, then the 
older gladiator, Math op Owain, and cast a speculative look at Uncle Wolf, who 
scowled.
     Blackwind had no such qualms and threw a friendly arm around Necroma.  He looked 
at Wolf and Lord Malcorn.  "What happens now?"
     Malcorn looked across the valley at the Door.  It was huge, twenty or thirty 
feet tall and nearly as wide, the two halves standing open on flame-shot darkness.  
No living creatures were visible.  "Now we shut the Door," he said, "and there will 
be resistance--"
     "Should you say that?" Necroma asked.  "Expectations shape what we meet in the 
Spirit Land, and you could be creating trouble just by expecting it."
     "Some trouble exists here without a mortal's expectations," Uncle Wolf said.  
"And we are no longer precisely in the Spirit Lands.  Here in the Valley, the rules 
change again."
     She groaned.  "I really hate that.  I wish the rules would just... be what they 
are, whatever they are, and not change when someone takes two steps in a different 
direction!  How can you plan anything if--"
     "You develop a knack for it," the old shaman said, "or you get into a different 
line of work."
     Blackwind saw that the young woman was going to argue further and spoke quickly 
to cut her off; they didn't need arguments here and now.  "One thing I've been 
wondering.  I understand about the different routes to make sure at least some of us 
got here.  But you and Lord Malcorn are the only ones who know how to close this 
Door--I'm guessing it isn't just a case of walking up and swinging it shut.  If you 
didn't make it, what would be the point in us arriving?"
     "You would have figured something out," Uncle Wolf said.  "Each of you was 
chosen--by me or by circumstances--because you are a person who finishes any job he 
begins.  Or she begins," he added quickly, seeing Young Joan frown.
     Lord Malcorn sighed and straightened, seeming even taller now than his seven-
and-a-half foot height.  Darker than his black hair and swarthy skin had seemed when 
Blackwind had seen him on the streets back in Malcorn.  There, he had been 
affectionately known to his subjects as "Blackie."  Here... with some kind of power 
rising in him, he could only be Lord Malcorn.  He was beginning to look big enough 
and strong enough to close that massive Door unaided.
     "They're coming," he said.
     Without thought, responding to the same trained impulse, every gladiator present
drew his or her sword, turning to face outward from their group.
     Blackwind more than half expected to see floods demons and monsters pouring
toward them from every direction.  If so, they must be invisible, all he could see
were the shadows that filled the valley.  He squinted.  "Is it my imagination, or is
it getting darker here?"  That would be bad.  Darkness would make it harder to fight.
     "Valley of Shadow," Math op Owain said.  "We should have realized--"
     "So you should," Uncle Wolf answered.  "In this place, the shadows are as
dangerous as what casts them."
     "More dangerous," Lord Malcorn corrected.
     The old shaman shrugged and nodded.  "Perhaps.  At that level of danger, the
distinction is unimportant."
     "How do we fight shadows?" Redfox asked.  "You must have had something in mind,
or you wouldn't have drawn us here."
     "The light is behind the... creatures that cast the shadows," Wolf pointed out.
"That makes the shadows advance toward you, ahead of the creatures.  You must make of
yourselves lights to drive the shadows back on their creators."
     "How can we--?"
     "No, 'Fox, I think I see what he means!"  Math drew the gladiators aside.  "Come
over out of the way, and I'll tell you.  Let them deal with the Door."
     "He's right," Necroma said before Math could begin his explanation.  "We *are*
lights if we know it."  She paused, selecting words.  "Here, even if it isn't exactly
the Spirit Lands, the spirit is what matters the most.  Sure, we're here physically--
and we can die physically--but just as the body dominates in the Mortal World, so the
spirit dominates here.  If our spirits are strong and bright, they'll be like lights
here!"
     "That's easy to *say*, and it sounds good," Blackwind objected, "but what are we
supposed to *do*?"
     "It's like... ah!  Like the meditation exercises they teach us on the Isle, to
increase our Will or our Wit," Math said.  "That kind of focus, but we concentrate on
light and life and warmth--"
     "Well put," Necroma said.  "And we'd better do it right now."
     "Not forgetting," Young Joan was actually beginning to glow as she concentrated,
"that we will have to deal with physical creatures once we have vanquished the
shadows."

       * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 326): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 321): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 293): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 274): DESPAIR of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, 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  71 KYR'TERR (turn 227): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 228): ARAMIS RAMIREZ of PURPLE PLATYPI (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): CHAKA KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 43): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 226): JAVELIN of THE WEAPONS (Consortium, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 326): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 321): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 293): LAND OF OZ (Oz the ALL-Succeeding, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 274): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 260): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 251): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 227): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 228): MONGREL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 43): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 226): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
              (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Farewell to the Minions of Morya Arena --

     This is my last opportunity to enjoy the View from the Top before I go to the
Dark Arena!
     Hammer seems to think that it would be more sporting for me to make the Dark
Arena Challenge and leave the Morya Arena Throne vacated for the winner of this
turn's Title Battle and I agree!
     Ironically, it seems I have recently defeated all my opponents with a Great Axe
and it turns out that I am actually naturally adept with the Battle Axe!  Plus I have
only achieved an Advanced Expert rating in both Initiative and Attack skills!
     Not too bad for a 12-13-7-15-16-10-11 Slasher!
     I also have a Fighting Rhythm which favors a Very High Offensive Effort and a
Low Activity Level, while having an innate sense for learning the forms of Defensive
Actions!
     Hammer points out that his newly graduated Ripper possesses the same innate
sense as me!
     Venus Trap Hammer 15-13-7-21-7-4-17 is naturally adept with the ShortSword and
favors a Low Offensive Effort and a Low Activity Level, while achieving an Expert
rating in Initiative, a Master rating in Riposte and Advanced Expert ratings in
Attack, Parry and Defense!
     She and I seem to be the Best of the Bunch as our Sisters of the Sword in the
Lower Brackets all have losing records!
     Stink Moss Hammer is scheduled to make her arena debut as I make my exit via the
Dark Arena and from what Hammer, GrimmDorr and ElGon have to say about her it would
be a surprise if she manages a winning record or even survives on the Morya Arena
sands!
     Hopefully my replacement will be able to continue the legacy of a winning
tradition and battle her way to the Morya Arena Throne!
     Hammer has been hinting that perhaps Venus Trap Hammer and yours truly (Black
Rose Hammer) will be sent out on a special mission since we are both now immune to
death as newly anointed Lord Protectorates!
     For those of you who may be griping or raising an eyebrow at my lengthy
discourse, may I remind you that from the looks of my teammates, it may be many long
months or perhaps even a year or two before another Flowered Hammerz gladiator is
able to ascend the Morya Arena Throne to Enjoy the View from the Top!
     My Special Thanks to every gladiator who made it possible for me to graduate!
     Now I must prepare to Battle by Torch Light and score one more Kill than my
sister Venus Trap Hammer!

-- Black Rose Hammer, the newly anointed Lady Protectorate now vacating the Morya
Arena Throne

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, MORYA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for PHANTACITY, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 
6 into 9th.  Ha!  MY GENERATION turned their 2-2-0 turn into a 3rd place rank in the 
listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see THORN STEM HAMMER win a fight and gain 25 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, THORN STEM HAMMER beat CLOUDRIDER and CLOUDRIDER lost 19 points. 
You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster SHEWISH GIANT 
Dark Arena Challenged this turn.  The crowds were amazed this turn, as SHEWISH GIANT 
killed the Duelmaster, BLACK ROSE HAMMER, leaving FLOWERED HAMMERZ in mourning.  This 
incredible death has allowed, I might add, TEZCATLIPOCA from THE PENTARCHY to ascend 
to the throne of Duelmaster, and I hear DARK ARENA is not happy.  Salty's Chowder 
House, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  
From MORYA's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  MORYA, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  FORCE OF FIVE the most avoided team?  
What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like SONS OF MARS avoided them 
the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, TAXES was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego 
swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little credit to POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT 
for challenging up by 20 to CASCELLA.  POSTAGE lost to get 57 points of recognition.  
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for MORYA's 
morgue.  More variety.  Nipped in the bud, you might say, was PAINTBALL JUNKY of MY 
GENERATION this turn.  Course, I wouldn't say that, so much as have a belly laugh.  
Heh heh.  It's about time THERIAULT got beat for picking on warriors like POP TARGET. 
Bravo, DODGE BULLETS.  See you at Salty's Chowder House.  A big yahoo goes out to 
PUBLIUS CLAUDIUS this turn, for revenging SONS OF MARS' bloodfeud against MY 
GENERATION's warrior PAINTBALL JUNKY.  Heh, heh, heh.  We're all going to die in the 
end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEZCATLIPOCA 4641            15   6  2   111       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANFERROUS 4508               24  11  0   101       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629         18   9  1    96       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 RENTAL CAR 4534              11  10  0    91       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASCELLA 4659                13   9  0    90       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 SCARLET 4603                 15  13  0    87       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 VALERIAN 4732                10   6  0    85       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 CHANDALEN 4602                9  19  4    84       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VRTOGLAVA 4684               10   4  0    66       PHANTACITY (480)
 BOOMERANG 4696               12   3  0    65       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 PYRITE 4698                  11   7  0    65       STEEL AND SILK (495)
-PIPNI 4747                    6   1  1    63       PHANTACITY (480)
 WHITE BECT 4645              11   8  0    62       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 CINCINNATUS 4706             11   6  0    61       SONS OF MARS (526)
 THORN STEM HAMMER 4500        9  11  1    61       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 POSTAGE 4750                  9   4  1    57       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABRETOOTH 4692              11   5  1    54       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 JENNSEN 4604                 10  18  1    53       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 CLOUDRIDER 4734              11   5  0    47       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 MADELINE 4710                 7  12  0    46       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 JUGGERNAUT 4694              10   6  1    43       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 PORCUPINE 4717                8   7  0    43       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 LIZARD 4693                   9   7  0    42       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 BRIAR STEM HAMMER 4481        8  15  0    39       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAXES 4795                    3   0  0    36       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUBLIUS CLAUDIUS 4811         3   1  1    33       SONS OF MARS (526)
 POISON IVY HAMMER 4543        6   7  0    32       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 LUCIUS SULLA 4733             6   8  0    26       SONS OF MARS (526)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLGATE SMILE 4812            3   0  0    23       MY GENERATION (533)
 MARCUS MARCELLUS 4810         3   1  0    22       SONS OF MARS (526)
 THERIAULT 4751                4   7  1    20       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 POP TARGET 4817               1   2  0    18       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-SHUPALJ 4800                  2   2  0    17       PHANTACITY (480)
 LILY OF SARMATIA 4775         4   4  0    16       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-BRZ 4801                      3   1  0    15       PHANTACITY (480)
 FUNKY CHICKEN 4816            2   1  0    13       MY GENERATION (533)
-BOCNI 4797                    3   1  0    11       PHANTACITY (480)
 TORDEK 4806                   1   0  0    11       JESTER CROWD (532)
-ACCRUED INTEREST 4796         1   2  0     9       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 GOPHER BROKE 4821             1   1  0     7       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-GRATUITY 4776                 0   1  0     7       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 NUMIDICUS 4818                1   1  0     6       SONS OF MARS (526)
 GARROT 4777                   0   6  0     6       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 ELECTRIC BOOGALOO 4813        1   2  0     5       MY GENERATION (533)
 MANGOUSTE 4820                0   2  0     2       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-ROSLYNN 4803                  0   1  0     1       JESTER CROWD (532)
 STINK MOSS HAMMER 4824        0   1  0     1       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STONEWALKER 4735        5  8 0 DODGE BULLETS 126    THERIAULT 4751        321  JUST REVENGED
BLACK ROSE HAMME 4339  19  9 2 FLOWERED HAMMERZ 481 SHEWISH GIANT         324  NONE
PAINTBALL JUNKY 4814    2  1 1 MY GENERATION 533    PUBLIUS CLAUDIUS 4811 324   
QUINTUS MAXIMUS 4709    7  6 2 SONS OF MARS 526     ECHO 4565             320  REVENGED
TITUS TORQUATUS 4809    1  1 0 SONS OF MARS 526     PAINTBALL JUNKY 4814  322  JUST REVENGED
ILL-TEMPER 4823         0  1 0 STEEL AND SILK 495   MOUNTAIN TROLL        324  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Black Rose Hammer -- Congratulations on your hammered Duelmastership and your
flowered Lord Protectorship.  We Expense Accounts salute you. -- Finance Manager,
Expense Accounts

Colgate Smile -- You dazzled me into submission.  Stunning!  Oh, for the days of
"Brushy, brushy, brushy; here's the new Ipana." -- Accrued Interest, Expense Accounts

Electric Boogaloo -- It was your day to pay the piper.  In our generation, you would
have been "Let's Do The Twist." -- Taxes, Expense Accounts

Pyrite -- I guess you could say I put you on the slow boat to China.  But, then, you
are nothing but a fool. (wink) -- Postage, Expense Accounts

Storm Lord and My Generation -- Nice meeting you this turn with a win on both sides.
Glad to have you in the arena.  I am sure we will see more of each other.  May your
stay in Morya be long and prosperous. -- Finance Manager, Expense Accounts
P.S.  Great dinner in Orlando, eh?

Le Pentarque -- Holidays?!  They give you holidays?  No wonder we are all spending so
much money.  (wink) -- Finance Manager
P.S.  Welcome back.

Lizard -- UPS Ground??!!  No, no!  Give me another chance. -- Postage, Expense
Accounts

Ouch.  That Black Rose is not sweet. -- Crictor, kicked out of the arena...

Hmmm... that Imperial assault was not very successful... better luck next time! -- Le
Pentarque

Welcome, Storm Lord, always nice to see a talkative newcomer in our beautiful arena.
-- LP

Anferrous -- Seems like this is the second time one of us has rearranged your face
and you still won't go down! -- Chandalen

Patte de Saguar -- Just started to have you on the ropes.  I don't know how I let you
snatch that back! -- Scarlet

White Bect -- I'm getting into a rut of underperforming when going against you guys.
I think I've been cursed. -- Jennsen

Venus Trap Hammer -- That was one trap I was more tahn ready to get out of. --
Cascella

Sabretooth -- I thought you were know only for teeth.  Shouldn't you have something
pointed, not flat? -- Theriault

Postage -- You know, I think I could lick you with a little forethought. -- -- Pyrite

Lily of Sarmatia -- For a minute, I thought I had you plucked.  Ah well. -- Garrot

Chandalen -- NOT THIS time, D'Haran! -- Anferrous

Tezcatlipoca --Geez, no wonder you have two kills!  Your name's enough to choke
someone alone. -- Valerian

Congrats on holding the throne and achieving the isle, Black Rose.  Force of Five,
that was a marvelous turn.  Terrible turn for ol' me, but at least the team vet held
up *wry grin*.  Storm lord?  The same I met in Chimlevetal?  Well met, and good luck.
-- Michael Eldritch

Morya Maniacs -- I passed by Home Base several days ago and picked up my newsletters!
Please refer to the DuelMasters Column for information regarding gladiator graduates
Venus Trap Hammer and Black Rose Hammer. -- Hammer the Morya MadMan

Finance Manager -- Glad you are enjoying the Spots!  I still have a couple days to
get one written and sent to the Gladiatorial Commission for this turn!  Hopefully the
creative juices will flow and I will get a Spot written! -- Hammer the WordSmith
<glad to be back and glad you are glad too!>
P.S.  I do derive Great Satisfaction in having both Venus Trap Hammer and now Black
Rose Hammer surviving and graduating from Morya Arena!  Fighting in ADM is not in
their foreseeable futures, but I am considering featuring them in some Spots!

Storm Lord and My Generation -- Welcome to Morya Arena!  Stink Moss Hammer makes her
debut in the Initiates this turn and next turn should provide another of my new
gladiators in the Initiates to possibly cross blades with your warriors in future
months! -- Hammer

Le Pentarque -- Indeed it is good to be back Home!  Now that the Brightest and Best
of my stable have graduated it may be a while before I have a worthy opponent for
your fabled stable!  As for your gift of a win for Venus Trap Hammer I see you are
still the Jokester! -- Hammer

Ghost of Blood Hawk -- At least you did not suffer a lingering death in the
infirmary! -- Black Rose Hammer

Scarlet -- To think you lost that Challenge and I did not even slice your head with
my favorite weapon! -- Venus Trap Hammer

Sabretooth -- My throat and body are still sore from your Challenge! -- Thorn Stem
Hammer

Juggernaut -- You almost bit off more than you could chew on that Challenge! -- Briar
Stem Hammer

Gladiatorial Commission -- Briar Stem Hammer is a Female and Not a Male as written in
the fights! -- Hammer

     Unfortunately, the Commission clerks don't read the newsletters.

Dr Doom -- I see you enjoy Challenging my stable!  Looks like my less than stellar
warriors have many long months to look forward to crossing blades with your
gladiators unless you can find some way to slay them on the Morya Arena sands! --
Hammer

Garrot -- I am glad that you were not slain on the sands!  Hammer finds your Style to
be his Favorite!  Early losses for your Style are not out of the ordinary! -- Poison
Ivy Hammer

Juggernaut -- At least you did not Challenge me again!  Whacked Me One Time!  I
failed to swing against you!  Now do you think you have what it takes to Kill Me? --
Briar Stem Hammer

Lizard -- Your Challenge left me with a sore arm, sore knee and sore ankle!  If I
manage to survive this turn I better change my strategy! -- Thorn Stem Hammer

     Epsom salts are good, too.

Porcupine -- Time to change my strategy and see if I suffer a similar outcome if we
match up again! -- Poison Ivy Hammer

Cascella -- You were fortunate to survive the near death in the infirmary! Count Your
Blessings that Hammer was unaware that neither of my weapons were my favorite! --
Venus Trap Hammer the newly anointed Lady Protector

Crictor Ungerer -- How satisfying to know that you graduate from Morya Arean a
Defeated Foe! More Satisfying that I retain the Throne and am granted Immortality
without using my favorite weapon!  Positively Most Satisfying that you are from the
stable of Le Pentarque! -- Black Rose Hammer the newly anointed Lady Protector and
DuelMistress of Morya Arena

Le Pentarque -- Looks like our warriors will be next meeting in Initiates!  Stink
Moss Hammer is a STINKER!  You should be able to Kill Her!  Perhaps my replacement
for Black Rose Hammer will be of much better quality like those Flowered Hammerz who
first graced Morya Arena! -- Hammer

Finance Manager -- Hammer has indeed taught me my Killer instincts!  Hammer now sends
me to the Dark Arena to test my favorite weapon! -- Black Rose Hammer

Oz the All Advertizing -- Thanks for the Special Invitation Announcement inviting all
Morya Arena managers to the upcoming Turf War!  I will Not be participating for
personal reasons! -- Hammer

Crictor Ungerer -- Congratulations on Graduating! -- Hammer and Flowered Hammerz

Jorja and Dodge Bullets -- Thanks for the Graduation Congratulations! -- Hammer and
Venus Trap Hammer

Michael Eldritch -- No Shame upon Black Rose Hammer!  GimLee has sent the appropriate
flowers for your Stupid Pugilist dying in the Dark Arena! -- Hammer

Morya Maniacs -- See if you have what it takes to eliminate Stink Moss Hammer! --
Hammer the Morya MadMan

Morya Maniacs -- Uuuuhhh....  Brinng It On! -- Stink Moss Hammer

Boomerang -- Right, I was beating you face to face, or at least I had a chance, so
you snuck around and hit me from behind.  This is so frustrating! -- Madeline

Garrot -- I don't have a problem with garrots, I just throw 'em in the pot with the
other veggies, cook 'em up, and then, ahem, throw them out.  Or feed them to my
horse.  My horse is quite fond of garrots. -- Lily of Sarmatia

Cincinnatus -- How come you're not Roman?  The Commission lists that.  Strictly
speaking, it isn't a race, much less a species, but what the hey. -- Cloudrider

Brz -- Ah... shouldn't you have a vowel in there somewhere? -- Gopher Broke the
confused

Marcus Marcellus -- Aha!  You ARE listed as Roman!  Good, that's proper.  I like
things to be proper. -- Pop Target
P.S.  And I apologize to your teammate Cincinnatus for my teammate Cloudrider's fox
paw.  These kid Targets don't have much patience.

Accrued Interest -- That's the problem with getting old.  Not enough pop, and way too
much target. -- Pop Target

Our congratulations to Black Rose Hammer, the departing killer. -- Jorja and Dodge
Bullets

21 August 2010
       ***********************************************************************
       ***********************************************************************
                                      ALLIANCES
                                          OF
                                       ALASTARI
       ***********************************************************************
       ***********************************************************************
       ***********************************************************************
                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
*************************************************************************************
                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
*************************************************************************************

                                 *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

BLACK ROSE HAMMER was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ILL-TEMPER was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
PUBLIUS CLAUDIUS easily killed PAINTBALL JUNKY in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
VALERIAN was bested by PATTE DE SAGUAR in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
POSTAGE was overpowered by CASCELLA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
CINCINNATUS won victory over JENNSEN in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge fight.
LUCIUS SULLA was overpowered by TAXES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GARROT was defeated by FUNKY CHICKEN in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
ANFERROUS slimly won victory over CHANDALEN in a action packed 4 minute expert's duel.
RENTAL CAR was overpowered by TEZCATLIPOCA in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
WHITE BECT was overpowered by SCARLET in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
BOOMERANG overpowered BRIAR STEM HAMMER in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
CLOUDRIDER was viciously subdued by THORN STEM HAMMER in a 2 minute brutal contest.
SABRETOOTH subdued MADELINE in a popular 1 minute bloody brawl.
LIZARD was handily defeated by PYRITE in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
JUGGERNAUT was viciously subdued by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
PORCUPINE narrowly defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody brawl.
THERIAULT was savagely defeated by POP TARGET in a 4 minute bout.
LILY OF SARMATIA was beaten by COLGATE SMILE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute fight.
POISON IVY HAMMER devastated NUMIDICUS in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MARCUS MARCELLUS defeated MANGOUSTE in a popular 3 minute novice's duel.
ELECTRIC BOOGALOO was outwaited by TORDEK in a 7 minute beginner's duel.
GOPHER BROKE subdued STINK MOSS HAMMER in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE      21 -  12 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   41 -  24 -  4      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  38 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         AIMED BLOW        16 -  17 -  3      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  32 -  2      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  30 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  18 -  0      38  |

Turn 324 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-STRIKE       4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  5         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TEZCATLIPOCA 4641          15   6  2  111 THE PENTARCHY (397)
TOTAL PARRY      ANFERROUS 4508             24  11  0  101 STEEL AND SILK (495)
PARRY-STRIKE     PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629       18   9  1   96 THE PENTARCHY (397)
STRIKING ATTACK  RENTAL CAR 4534            11  10  0   91 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
BASHING ATTACK   CASCELLA 4659              13   9  0   90 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
SLASHING ATTACK  SCARLET 4603               15  13  0   87 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BOOMERANG 4696             12   3  0   65 FORCE OF FIVE (524)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ELECTRIC BOOGALOO 4813.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
CINCINNATUS 4706, LILY OF SARMATIA 4775, TORDEK 4806, CHANDALEN 4602, ANFERROUS 4508, 
MARCUS MARCELLUS 4810, SCARLET 4603, BOOMERANG 4696, THORN STEM HAMMER 4500, and POP 
TARGET 4817.

The least popular fighter this week was STINK MOSS HAMMER 4824.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MANGOUSTE 4820, NUMIDICUS 4818, LIZARD 4693, RENTAL CAR 4534, 
LUCIUS SULLA 4733, JENNSEN 4604, PAINTBALL JUNKY 4814, THERIAULT 4751, JUGGERNAUT 
4694, and BRIAR STEM HAMMER 4481.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ANFERROUS (28-4508) STEEL AND SILK (495)

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

BLACK ROSE HAMMER (28-4339) FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)