DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/16/2008    Duedate: 07/29/2008

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-584

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRICKHOUSE
STREET WALKERS (97)
(29-4131) [37-13-0,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRICKHOUSE                     NEEDS SALT
STREET WALKERS (97)            BOHICA (449)
(29-4131) [37-13-0,132]        (29-5206) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AMIE                           MOSSMAN
CROC FILES (374)               CROC FILES (374)
(29-4718) [17-36-2,103]        (29-5045) [12-7-1,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MID EARTH (223)             53
2. BOHICA (449)                52      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. DEATH MOB (437)             50      Unchartered Team
4. WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)      40
5. ESCAPADE (417)              40      BOHICA (449)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BOHICA (449)               4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 MID EARTH (223)          11  4 1
 2/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      500 332 42 60.1   2/ 5 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   10  5 1
 3/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      525 354 12 59.7   3/ 4 VENUSIANS (321)           9  6 0
 4- 3 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)       48  34  4 58.5   4/ 1 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      9  6 0
 5/ 4 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   121  94 16 56.3   5/11 DEATH MOB (437)           9  6 0
 6/ 5 ESCAPADE (417)           117 101  9 53.7   6/ 8 ESCAPADE (417)            7  8 1
 7/ 6 MID EARTH (223)          406 359 16 53.1   7/ 6 STREET WALKERS (97)       7  8 0
 8- 7 GODS OF WAR (424)         97  87 10 52.7   8/ 7 EQUESTORS (158)           7  8 0
 9/ 9 CROC FILES (374)         382 405 28 48.5   9/13 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     6  9 1
10/10 EQUESTORS (158)          678 723 49 48.4  10/10 CROC FILES (374)          5 10 0
11/11 VENUSIANS (321)          245 272 14 47.4  11/ 0*BOHICA (449)              4  1 0
12-12*FAUX TIDES II (444)        7   8  1 46.7  12- 3 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)       4  4 1
13/13 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    281 326 21 46.3  13/12 METAL MINCERS (256)       3  4 0
14/14 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     429 509 10 45.7  14- 9 GODS OF WAR (424)         3  7 0
15-15 MEN (356)                165 201 11 45.1  15-14*FAUX TIDES II (444)       3  7 0
16/16 DEATH MOB (437)           40  54  0 42.6  16/15 THE ELEMENTALS (72)       2  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/17 THE ELEMENTALS (72)       11  30  0 26.8  17-16 MEN (356)                 0  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

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                                    GALEN'S CRUX

     Thunder resounded through the countryside and shook the inn to its foundation.
Gavin Rule stood by the window, watching the grasses flatten in sweeping patterns as
the rain began to rattle upon the roof.  Again, another flash.  "One one-thousand,
two one-thousand," he counted.
     The rain quickened and became deafening, silenced only by another roll of
thunder.  He turned away, closing the shutters, and took a seat on the floor by
Galen, who seemed to be watching him intently.  Gavin had gotten used to the blank
piercing gaze from the teen and had refrained from asking too many questions.  It was
eating at him, but now perhaps that they had been together for a bit, it wouldn't be
so prying.
     Gavin pulled off his beaten up airwalk sneakers and stretched out, propping his
head on his backpack.  Ragnar was gone.  He had mentioned something about using his
pay to help his brother Jack to town, but wouldn't elaborate.  Thornwild was
whispering stories to Dalton and Dax, who snickered secretly now and then.
     Gavin turned his head towards Galen, who hadn't seemed to so much have twitched.
Despite his eerie demeanor, Gavin felt closer to Galen than the others.  Dax was
shady, twitchy and secretive.  Dalton was likeable but with a heavy presence.  Ragnar
was rude, lewd and an instigator.  Thornwild was impossibly self-absorbed at times,
but clever with a silver tongue.  Every one of them were obviously loyal to each
other and possibly fatalistic when it came to pride.
     Gavin figured he had a pretty good team so far.  He sighed at his reflections
and decided it was time he found out more about them.
     "Galen, how is it that you're so young but involved with the others?"
     "I'm older than you," Galen replied evenly, with the lantern fire flickering in
his eyes.
    "I know.  EVERYBODY is older than me around here.  I just want to know about my
team and...my friends, I hope."  Gavin muttered near the end.
     Galen held Gavin's gaze as if seeking some motive, then dropped his eyes,
showing signs of emotion for the first time.  It was very subtle, only a slight
change, but on Galen, the change was monumental.  The impression of sadness and
bitter torment struck Gavin deeply.  By the time Galen's slightly moist eyes met
Gavin's, the room had gone silent except for the storm.  The others had gathered near
the two boys with hardly a sound, and pulled up a few chairs.
     "Gavin, look... You've got no business," Dax started but was stopped by a fierce
look from Thornwild, who sat in a chair backwards with his arms propped on the back.
     "What do you think, Dalt?" Thornwild inquired with an arched eyebrow.
     Dalton Creed in that moment seemed much older than his demeanor hinted.  He
looked pointedly at Thorn, then Dax, and finally Galen.  He reached out and squeezed
Galen's shoulder fondly.  "It's up to you," he said softly.  "I know you don't like
talking about it.  If you like, then I will."
     The cacophony of the rain filled the silence until Galen met Gavin's eyes and
gave a slight nod.  Gavin was so curious now he could have exploded, but the apparent
gravity of the conversation seemed to leech away the child-like energy.
     "Galen and I are more or less Convincian by blood," Dalton began in his deep,
slow accent.  "I suppose I will start with Galen's father, Hador Eldacar by name.  He
is a soldier, a sergeant who is also surprisingly adept in some magics.  Once Galen
was born, he was excited and decided to give a blessing of protection magics of a
sort I can't comprehend.  He's a good man, Hador, but more and more, work took him
away.  At times, I wondered if it were by choice.  Galen's mother raised him well,
with honor and strong values.  She had her hands full, though, for Galen was always
defending his family from other taunting children with fathers nearby.  He was quite
the scrapper.  Galen's uncle, Trocar, was an influential man before he died.  He
recognized Galen's angst and decided to give him some direction.  Trocar was a knight
of some influence and took it upon himself to train the boy who showed talent and
promise."
     Galen sat up, leaning against the wall, gaining more interest in the story, and
noticed the others leaning forward as well, falling under the rhythmic spell of
Dalton's voice.
     Dalton poured an ale and shifted to pull out his pipe and stuff it before
continuing.  "Galen is rather special in several ways, you see.  Though neither his
mother nor father were shapeshifters, through old blood, it had filtered to Galen.
He is a werewolf, Gavin."
     Gavin's eyes grew larger as he turned to study Galen again.  Galen met his gaze
evenly, then suddenly, Dalton snuffed the lamp.  The room was instantly cast into
darkness except from faint moonlight and distant lightning flashes.  The storm was
passing.  Gavin felt his skin crawl as in the dim light he could clearly see the
unmistakable blue green glow of Galen's eyes.  He turned his eyes away and felt his
heart pounding as he saw another pair of glowing eyes when the lamp was suddenly
relit.
     "You too, Dax?" Gavin asked.
     Dax shook his head coyly.  "I'm Aruaki.  Feline," he explained at Gavin' blank
expression.  "Night Panther, to be precise."
     "Oh," Gavin said pathetically.  "Wouldn't that make you two enemies?"
     Dax gave a shrug.  "Some, maybe.  I knew he was Lupine on scent, but I had
already known Captain Acacia here before," he gestured with a thumb at Thornwild.
"And since he knew Dalt and said it was ok, it was ok."
     Dalton cleared his throat and after silence fell again he continued.  "Hi
abilities are not unique.  There are others, more Feline of course.  Anyway, Trocar
had allies and unfortunately enemies.  One of these, Khulari by name, was a mage of
questionable power in dark circles."
     Gavin wondered about the curious title but decided not to interrupt.
     "He apparently had been watching Trocar and waiting for an opportunity to
strike.  After seeing Galen, he decided that he would use him as a vessel of his
revenge.  The mage ensnared Galen, who was only twelve at the time.  He only then
discovered Galen's curious nature and placed a mind-controlling enchantment upon
him."  Dalton paused to light his pipe and took several puffs while watching Galen's
expression thoughtfully.
     "The control was not complete, in fact he wasn't even aware of it at first.  To
his credit, he fought it for all he was worth up to the very end..."

                         to be continued... -- Faux Tides II

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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 592): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 590): 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 583): KYRA of BLOOD KNIGHTS (Arturius, 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 531): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): COLOUR COMMENTATOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE 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 422): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 392): RUBY TUESDAY 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 484): 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 592): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 590): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 583): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 293): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 580): ROMAN HEROES (Ceasar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 578): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 569): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 531): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): 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 422): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 292): 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 484): DIRT DEVILS 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  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (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  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 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 422): DUCK KA-BOB of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in LAPUR since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Bein' on top is great while it 
lasts, CARDOW HUNTERS.  But how many friends do you have now?  Phhbltt!  Too much 
drinking and too little dodging gave BLOOD KNIGHTS a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out 
of it!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  
Block out the pain!  DEATH MOB is now ranked 5th with a 5-0-0 turn.  Some people say 
I ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well 
WILL DUEL 4 MEAD moved up 3, to 2nd.  Welcome to LAPUR, BOHICA!  We need more teams 
who can get a 4-1-0 their first time out!  What's with TURTLE?  She actually beat 
FORCE OF NATURE's SONNY DAZE, and walked away with 23 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at ESCAPADE while they watched LILLY clobber STAR FIRE.  He lost 17 
points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  What a role model for 
LAPUR's young 'uns!  KYRA becomes Duelmaster, but don't bother to fight no more!  I 
can barely restrain my enthusiam for STREET WALKERS' outstanding member, Duelmaster 
BRICKHOUSE.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, BLOOD KNIGHTS!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at STREET WALKERS ain't reelin'!  BLOOD 
KNIGHTS' mad!  What do people see in BRICKHOUSE?  Hers 37-13-0?  STREET WALKERS ain't 
talkin', but she's got 132 points.  AMIE of CROC FILES knows how to pick 'em.  She 
challenged URAT of MID EARTH who is up by 19.  Now was this a wise move?  AMIE 
perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she was bested by URAT and ended up with 
103 recognition points.   
     Warriors of LAPUR unite.  You have only your games to lose!  SONNY DAZE of FORCE 
OF NATURE didn't know when to quit.  When you've got a 10-11-2, that's a good sign.  
Now he's dead.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRICKHOUSE 4131              37  13  0   132       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URAT 4889                    28   8  1   124       MID EARTH (223)
-KYRA 5002                    13   4  1   119       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 URD 4987                     18   7  3   118       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 TURTLE 4974                  17   8  2   115       ESCAPADE (417)
 DAX 5015                     11   8  0   114       DEATH MOB (437)
-CHROME CRIMPER 4296          26  11  0   108       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ARONWE 4883                  22  15  0   106       MID EARTH (223)
 MOSSMAN 5045                 12   7  1   104       CROC FILES (374)
 AMIE 4718                    17  36  2   103       CROC FILES (374)
-ENYALIUS 4863                17  16  1   103       GODS OF WAR (424)
 HULIK 4992                   14  11  1   101       MID EARTH (223)
 SOLAR ERUPTION 5031          15   7  3    92       VENUSIANS (321)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PLATINUM PEENER 4298         12   9  1    85       METAL MINCERS (256)
-ALUMINUM AWL 4238            10   8  1    85       METAL MINCERS (256)
 WEIPA 4793                   14  23  2    81       CROC FILES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A.A. SHOCK 5054               8  10  1    80       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 MAD DOG MONTANA 4984         13  12  4    74       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119          9   2  1    66       ESCAPADE (417)
 CELADUS 4948                 15  12  2    65       EQUESTORS (158)
-AEREON 5001                  10   7  1    62       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
-BASAIDO 4999                  8   6  0    59       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 FHRAIN 5124                   6   1  2    59       MID EARTH (223)
 CALLISTO 5036                11  10  1    58       VENUSIANS (321)
 CRAGS 5087                    8   6  0    57       DEATH MOB (437)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TALYM 5004                   10   4  1    55       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 LITERNIUS 5049               10  10  1    47       EQUESTORS (158)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         6   2  1    47       METAL MINCERS (256)
 GUAT 5017                    10   9  0    46       DEATH MOB (437)
 RED BULL 5062                11   6  0    44       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092         7   4  0    42       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154              5   2  0    42       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 FIREWALKER 5122               7   4  0    41       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-ATHENA 4990                   9   7  0    40       GODS OF WAR (424)
 GLAUCO 5102                   7   6  0    38       EQUESTORS (158)
 BONZO 5132                    4   4  2    37       ESCAPADE (417)
 DAISY CHAINS 5096             7   7  0    34       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRESCENS 5157                 3   3  0    32       EQUESTORS (158)
 LIME 5178                     3   1  0    32       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 ATRIA 5101                    6   7  1    31       VENUSIANS (321)
-QETESH 5026                   6   8  3    29       GODS OF WAR (424)
 STORM SHADOW 504              4   7  0    29       THE ELEMENTALS (72)
 LILLY 5182                    2   1  0    29       ESCAPADE (417)
-RAGNAR 5146                   2   1  1    28       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 SEXY CELIA 5134               4   3  0    27       STREET WALKERS (97)
 HORN ROCK 5113                5   7  0    26       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 YURI 5188                     2   0  1    26       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 LUNA 5179                     2   2  0    25       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD DOG 5125                  6   4  0    22       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BLACK TORCH 5150              4   3  2    22       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 LIGHTNING 505                 2   7  0    22       THE ELEMENTALS (72)
-ANDRASTE 5153                 3   2  1    17       GODS OF WAR (424)
 AUSONIUS 5123                 3   7  0    16       EQUESTORS (158)
 ILLYRIA 5149                  4   3  0    15       VENUSIANS (321)
 BOUNCER 5184                  2   1  0    15       DEATH MOB (437)
 CAPELLA 5181                  1   3  0    15       VENUSIANS (321)
 NEEDS SALT 5206               1   0  0    15       BOHICA (449)
-MAD JACK 5190                 1   0  0    14       FAUX TIDES II (444)
-AMATSURATA 5121               2   7  0    13       GODS OF WAR (424)
-THORNWILD 5144                2   1  0    13       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 SCRUFFY PUFF 5207             1   0  0    13       BOHICA (449)
 CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205         1   0  0    13       BOHICA (449)
 AYA 5159                      2   4  0    12       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 TORNADO 502                   2   4  0    11       THE ELEMENTALS (72)
 OCCY 5160                     1   5  0    10       CROC FILES (374)
 GOT MILK 5203                 1   0  0    10       BOHICA (449)
 BARONESS CHILL 5209           1   0  0    10       DEATH MOB (437)
 THUNDERBOLT 501               1   6  0     9       THE ELEMENTALS (72)
 STAR FIRE 659                 2   2  0     8       THE ELEMENTALS (72)
-DAX 5147                      1   2  0     8       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 STARRY NITE 5186              2   1  0     7       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GALEN ELDACAR 5148            1   2  0     5       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 GROHL 5189                    1   1  0     4       MID EARTH (223)
 ICE SHARD 5191                0   2  0     2       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 RED HOT CHILI 5202            0   1  0     1       BOHICA (449)
 NORMAN 5208                   0   1  0     1       CROC FILES (374)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RETALIATION 5064        2  2 0 BLACK TIDE 440       QETESH 5026           581   
VALONOS 5053            2  1 1 BLOOD KNIGHTS 436    FHRAIN 5124           583   
BOGGY 5174              2  2 0 ESCAPADE 417         YURI 5188             584   
DALTON CREED 5145       0  2 0 FAUX TIDES II 444    BLACK TORCH 5150      582  REVENGED
ICE CRUST 5109          5  4 2 FORCE OF NATURE 312  SOLAR ERUPTION 5031   581   
SONNY DAZE 5035        10 11 2 FORCE OF NATURE 312  TURTLE 4974           584   
G'ASSHIR 5185           0  1 0 MID EARTH 223        VALONOS 5053          582  REVENGED
MYRRH 5085              8  4 0 MID EARTH 223        AKUMU 4674            580  NONE
JOSIE WAILS 5151        1  2 0 STREET WALKERS 97    FHRAIN 5124           580  REVENGED
SUSIE GIGGLES 5175      1  3 0 STREET WALKERS 97    STONE GOLEM           584  NONE
DYSNOMIA 5050           5 10 0 VENUSIANS 321        ICE CRUST 5109        580  REVENGED
MIU 5060                9  4 1 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 A.A. SHOCK 5054       580  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A new Champ, eh?  Well done Kyra.  Congrats. -- Ora and The Metal Mincers

Aye, me Mincers done salute yon Kyra. -- Oremaster

Turtle -- Brickhouse turns a stomach?  I was thinkin more along the lines of turtle
soup.  Ummmmm, good. -- Chrome Crimper

Amie -- Luckily?  Luckily?!  It was all planned.  And executed to perfection.  For I
am -- Chrome Crimper

Bonzo -- That was a lot of fun.  I like cleaning up messes and combining them into
little bundles. -- Copper Compacter

Dax -- I have nothing to say except you must be my daddy. -- Aluminum Awl

Good luck to all in Minneapolis. -- Ora and Oremaster

Copper Compacter -- Monster fight (BA!) and I think I'm improving.  (BA!)  And I'll
fer sure (BA!) be a lug'n more weight per weapon (BA!) next time. -- Bonzo

Bouncer -- Buddy! -- Boggy

Mossman -- My steel cap's off to you, that was a whale of a slog-fest and maybe I'd
better relegate my mountain scaling to the "challenge strategy" field.  A little
gear'n up here is in order as the record's commencin to ail a tad. -- Turtle

Liternius -- Bad luck, soldier.  But I am an admirer of your choice of weapons.  See
you across the sands, maybe. -- Hootchy Hootchy Hootchy Cootcher

Starry....Starry Nite -- It seems you're a pretty tough nut at night, Nite.  I'll
sample the new armaments available to me and see if, by chance, fortunes behold an
epiphany in the spats and strats departments...should there be a reoccurrence of...
said encounter.  My delivery should be more on the animated stage by then too. --
Lilly

Dirmael -- Long live the curse.  I'm running a blower and one reason is the curse.
Buck the odds, I say.  Of course I try not to get too attached too early...they'll

break your heart.  Too bad about Myrrh, though, I like Plungers, but...no learnings
makes for no long term, makes for decisions about cutting one's losses...which cannn
be integral to team harmony. -- Scion

Black Torch -- *Galen's dark eyes burn with barely contained fury*  My Grandfather
was all the family I had left.  Through all of our travels he has been like a
mountain at my side.  I was safe in his shadow and comforted by his voice.  *His
knuckles whiten as he clenches his hands*  You've taken him from me.  It's a hard
lesson, I've grown up some so for that I thank you.  But now, I am going to take
something from you, maybe several somethings, piece by piece. -- Galen Eldacar

Ragnar -- Aarr!  Had me butt handed to me, tha others too eh?  Cept Captain Thorn, no
surprise there.  Galen's a bit p.oed...not lookin' too good but me brother is here
finally.  Ha!  So fer you faint of heart, I pologize afor hand.  Welcome Jack!

All -- No one said this was going to be a walk in the park.  We mourn the passing of
Dalton Creed, a man who could bring comfort to a room in even the darkest of times
and whose selfless courage has kept us safe many times.  Rest well, my friend, you
will be missed yet not forgotten. -- Gavin Rule

Starry Night -- Yes, I stink. -- Susie Giggles

Fhrain -- Consider the bloodfeud over. -- Mad Dog Montana

Enyalius -- Finally...the parry skill I been looking for!!!!  Why am I still here??
-- Brickhouse

Luna -- I know that I may stink, but you must have a death wish. -- Daisy Chains
P.S.  So much for raping me for skills, lol!

Kyra -- That was almost proof that there is a curse here in Lapur.  By rights, I
should have had ZERO chance in that match, and I come within one hit of killing you,
this from a scum who never swings back. -- Brickhouse  (We'll be saying a prayer for
you, someone has to break this curse.)

Enyalius -- Not exactly a brilliant strategy on my part to go in with no weapons,
but even I got a chuckle out of breaking your shield.  The knuckles are fine, thank
you very much. -- Mad Dog Montana

Ausonius -- If you challenge me next turn, you'll win for sure.  In case you haven't
noticed, I have this wonderful string of win one, lose one going on here. -- Daisy
Chains

Amatsurata -- Meet me at the tavern, you'll soon forget about that loss. -- Sexy
Celia

Galen Eldacar -- My thanks for that win, I didn't think I'd ever see one. --
Firewalker
P.S.  Strange choice of backup.  I don't believe I've ever run across that one
before.

Aya -- Whoa!  That was terribly embarrassing.  Let's avoid repeating it. -- Horn Rock

Guat -- Eh?  I thought you were some kind of squishy fruit, and I squished you.
Nothing personal. -- Cloudshadow

Glauco -- An excellent match.  Well, there could've been more skills, I suppose, but
otherwise, an excellent match.  I liked it. -- Red Bull

Irritated Housewife -- What do you mean, I defaced your lawn?  I was just, um,

tending it.  And not right out in the middle, either, you must've been sneaking
around LOOKING for me, you Peeping Thomasina!  Yeah, you were SPYING on me.  The
nerve! -- Mad Dog

Boggy -- Yes, I'm practicing. -- Cloudshadow

My apologies to the readers, but an episode isn't going to happen today.  Real Life
is staging a major intrusion this week.  Back next time. -- the Scribe

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

SUSIE GIGGLES was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a unpopular 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
URD vanquished A.A. SHOCK in a 1 minute brutal uneven Bloodfeud battle.
BRICKHOUSE defeated MOSSMAN in a 6 minute master's Challenge Title duel.
AMIE was luckily beaten by URAT in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
HULIK vanquished WEIPA in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge fight.
BONZO was handily defeated by FHRAIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DAISY CHAINS lost to GUAT in a 4 minute gory Challenge duel.
CRAGS viciously subdued COPPER COMPACTER in a popular 4 minute gory Challenge duel.
HOOTCHY COOCHER overpowered RED BULL in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SEXY CELIA was subdued by GLAUCO in a 2 minute bloody Challenge competition.
GROHL slimly won victory over ICE SHARD in a 11 minute novice's Challenge battle.
LUNA handily defeated ILLYRIA in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
LILLY vanquished STAR FIRE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
BOUNCER won victory over STARRY NITE in a unpopular 3 minute novice's Challenge fray.
TURTLE butchered SONNY DAZE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
DAX beat MAD DOG MONTANA in a popular 2 minute bloody veteran's bout.
SOLAR ERUPTION was viciously subdued by ARONWE in a 1 minute veteran's contest.
CELADUS was luckily beaten by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
CLOUDSHADOW was viciously subdued by CALLISTO in a 2 minute brutal bout.
LITERNIUS defeated STORM SHADOW in a 1 minute fight.
ATRIA lost to FIREWALKER in a 2 minute match.
MAD DOG was overpowered by CRESCENS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
AUSONIUS was overpowered by LIME in a 1 minute uneven match.
HORN ROCK beat OCCY in a action packed 2 minute duel.
THUNDERBOLT was beaten by CAPELLA in a 2 minute fray.
BLACK TORCH beat TORNADO in a action packed 1 minute competition.
AYA was beaten by LIGHTNING in a 3 minute fight.
BOGGY was assassinated by YURI in a 1 minute uneven duel.
RED HOT CHILI was overpowered by BARONESS CHILL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GOT MILK overpowered NORMAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CUDDLE ME TENDER overpowered IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 3 minute uneven bout.
NEEDS SALT demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven contest.
SCRUFFY PUFF overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  20 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   41 -  30 -  5      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         WALL OF STEEL     48 -  39 -  4      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   42 -  42 -  4      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  35 -  3      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE      22 -  23 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         AIMED BLOW        23 -  26 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    41 -  70 -  4      37  |

Turn 584 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BRICKHOUSE 4131            37  13  0  132 STREET WALKERS (97)
WALL OF STEEL    URAT 4889                  28   8  1  124 MID EARTH (223)
SLASHING ATTACK  URD 4987                   18   7  3  118 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
PARRY-STRIKE     TURTLE 4974                17   8  2  115 ESCAPADE (417)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOSSMAN 5045               12   7  1  104 CROC FILES (374)
AIMED BLOW       MAD DOG MONTANA 4984       13  12  4   74 STREET WALKERS (97)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119        9   2  1   66 ESCAPADE (417)
BASHING ATTACK   CELADUS 4948               15  12  2   65 EQUESTORS (158)
PARRY-LUNGE      CALLISTO 5036              11  10  1   58 VENUSIANS (321)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AMIE 4718.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MOSSMAN 5045.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRAGS 5087, AMIE 4718, DAX 
5015, HORN ROCK 5113, BRICKHOUSE 4131, GUAT 5017, SEXY CELIA 5134, ARONWE 4883, 
CALLISTO 5036, and AYA 5159.

The least popular fighter this week was GROHL 5189.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOUNCER 5184, STARRY NITE 5186, SUSIE GIGGLES 5175, CUDDLE ME TENDER 
5205, NORMAN 5208, RED HOT CHILI 5202, BOGGY 5174, AUSONIUS 5123, MAD DOG 5125, and 
STORM SHADOW 504.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BRICKHOUSE (29-4131) STREET WALKERS (97)