Date   : 08/13/2008    Duedate: 08/26/2008


DM-29    TURN-586

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-4974) [19-8-2,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TURTLE                         RAGNAR
ESCAPADE (417)                 FAUX TIDES II (444)
(29-4974) [19-8-2,137]         (29-5146) [4-1-2,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AMIE                           MOSSMAN
CROC FILES (374)               CROC FILES (374)
(29-4718) [18-37-2,107]        (29-5045) [13-8-1,118]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MID EARTH (223)             59
2. FORCE OF NATURE (312)       40      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. FAUX TIDES II (444)         39      Unchartered Team
4. EQUESTORS (158)             32
5. CROC FILES (374)            25      BOHICA (449)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BOHICA (449)              10   5  0 66.7   1/ 1 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   10  5 1
 2/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      506 336 43 60.1   2/ 2 MID EARTH (223)          10  5 0
 3/ 4 METAL MINCERS (256)      527 357 12 59.6   3/ 4*BOHICA (449)             10  5 0
 4/ 5 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)       52  40  4 56.5   4/ 7 DEATH MOB (437)           9  6 0
 5/ 6 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   127  98 16 56.4   5/ 5 ESCAPADE (417)            8  7 1
 6/ 7*FAUX TIDES II (444)       14  11  2 56.0   6/12 EQUESTORS (158)           8  7 0
 7/ 3*2008 (450)                 5   4  0 55.6   7/ 6 VENUSIANS (321)           8  7 0
 8/ 8 ESCAPADE (417)           122 106  9 53.5   8/ 9*FAUX TIDES II (444)       7  3 1
 9/ 9 MID EARTH (223)          411 364 16 53.0   9/ 8 STREET WALKERS (97)       7  8 1
10/10 GODS OF WAR (424)        101  93 10 52.1  10/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  8 0
11/11 CROC FILES (374)         388 409 28 48.7  11/10 CROC FILES (374)          6  9 0
12/12 EQUESTORS (158)          683 728 49 48.4  12/13*2008 (450)                5  4 0
13/13 VENUSIANS (321)          251 276 14 47.6  13/11 GODS OF WAR (424)         4  6 0
14/ 0 X-MEN (78)                40  46  8 46.5  14/15 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)       4  6 0
15/14 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    284 331 21 46.2  15/16 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     4  9 0
16/15 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     434 514 10 45.8  16/14 METAL MINCERS (256)       2  4 0
17/16 DEATH MOB (437)           44  60  0 42.3  17/18*MURDER OF CROWS (447)     2  8 0
18-17 THE ELEMENTALS (72)       11  30  0 26.8  18/ 0 X-MEN (78)                1  3 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18*MURDER OF CROWS (447)      2   8  0 20.0  19-17 THE ELEMENTALS (72)       1  4 0
20-19*A-DAWG'S SQUAD (448)       0   1  0  0.0  20-19*A-DAWG'S SQUAD (448)      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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     Everything was perfect:  the rum cake, a keg of ale, gifts.  Her graduation
party was going to be great!  There were tons of people scheduled to show with clowns
and contests in the make.
     Everyone gathered to watch Brickhouse and her last duel in Lapur.  Despite
several Dark Arena fights later, Arenamaster Kyall had asked to have the honor
     The first round was brutal, but our long-standing Duelmaster had taken worse
than that and still won.  As the second round strung along, the sound of battle rang
over the stands.  The entire crowd had grown silent.  As the scene unfolded,
questions of conspiracy passed around.  "Stop!" people began screaming, "Stop, you
idiot!"  We watched in shock as Brickhouse was savagely cut down, just seconds before
her triumphant and long-awaited rise to A.D.  As she whitened and fell, the crowd
came to their feet with cries of outrage.  Arenamaster Kyall, while Brickhouse lay
unmoving, assured she would not rise again, even as the stretcher was racing over the
     She may not have been a legend, but she did leave a legacy of bruises, bad humor
and body odor.  She became a fixture on the throne, despite her lack of confidence in
herself.  Farewell, Brickhouse.  We will miss you:  gangly, dim-witted, and stout as
hell. -- Gavin of Faux Tides II

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


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

Near Zuwayza:

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

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 600): DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 594): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 596): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 592): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): VORTEX of FLYING MONKEYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 439): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 501): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 394): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 393): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 600): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 594): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 596): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 592): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): FREE MASONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 580): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 439): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 201): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 294): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 393): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 486): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585):URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          ARONWE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          URAT of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
              (turn 584): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 581): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): UGLY GENTLEMAN of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
               (turn 570): PANE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                             JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
                (turn 460): CONTRABAND of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 423): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                              JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of LAPUR!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too 
little dodging gave CARDOW HUNTERS a 2-3-0!  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!  
EQUESTORS is now ranked 6th with a 4-1-0 turn.  FORCE OF NATURE showed LAPUR what 
they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 3-1-0.  What's 
with HULIK?  He actually beat METAL MINCERS' CHROME CRIMPER, and walked away with 23 
more points from the fight.  Major screwup at VENUSIANS.  CALLISTO lost 15 points to 
AEREON.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe CALLISTO will provide more easy wins... 
See how the Duelmaster Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's BLACK ORC?  That sort of 
initiative is how she got where she is now.  The crowds were amazed this turn, as 
BLACK ORC killed the Duelmaster, URD, leaving WILL DUEL 4 MEAD in mourning.  So now 
TURTLE gets to be LAPUR's Duelmaster.  But what comes around goes around.  Wouldn't 
it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into 
the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  LAPUR thinks BOHICA and 
their 10-5-0 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  The bums at 
MURDER OF CROWS couldn't face the challenges from BOHICA!  No excuse for that!  How 
well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, KYRA!  Don't make idle 
boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  HORN ROCK didn't quite know what to make of 
a challenge he received from DAX of FAUX TIDES II, who is 25 points below him.  DAX 
perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he bested HORN ROCK and ended up with 24 
recognition points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights 
that KYRA gets in.  She fights people like TURTLE, 8 points below.  I thought KYRA 
showed great skill and promise when she was bested by TURTLE.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  GUAT looked pretty sick and surprised when he learned DEATH 
MOB is sending him to the Dark Arena!  Whadd'he expect with a 10-10-0?  SEXY CELIA of 
STREET WALKERS didn't know when to quit.  When you've got a 5-4-0, that's a good 
sign.  Now she's dead.  I like to see warriors put young whippersnappers in their 
place.  I guess you could say X-MEN'COLOSSUS did just that.  Right ESCAPADE?  Is it 
my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  LAPUR is 
a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURTLE 4974                  19   8  2   137       ESCAPADE (417)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSSMAN 5045                 13   8  1   118       CROC FILES (374)
 HULIK 4992                   15  12  1   116       MID EARTH (223)
 AMIE 4718                    18  37  2   107       CROC FILES (374)
 SOLAR ERUPTION 5031          17   7  3   101       VENUSIANS (321)
 KYRA 5002                    14   5  1    99       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 A.A. SHOCK 5054               9  11  1    95       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHROME CRIMPER 4296          27  12  0    93       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEIPA 4793                   15  24  2    89       CROC FILES (374)
 CELADUS 4948                 17  12  2    85       EQUESTORS (158)
-ALUMINUM AWL 4238            10   8  1    85       METAL MINCERS (256)
 FHRAIN 5124                   8   1  2    85       MID EARTH (223)
 AEREON 5001                  11   8  1    74       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 PLATINUM PEENER 4298         12  10  1    72       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MAD DOG MONTANA 4984         14  13  4    69       STREET WALKERS (97)
 HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119         10   3  1    69       ESCAPADE (417)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASAIDO 4999                  9   7  0    66       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 RAGNAR 5146                   4   1  2    64       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 RED BULL 5062                13   6  0    60       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 STORM 553                    15  10  3    59       X-MEN (78)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLOSSUS 556                 12  14  4    56       X-MEN (78)
 ATHENA 4990                  11   7  0    55       GODS OF WAR (424)
 CALLISTO 5036                12  11  1    54       VENUSIANS (321)
 LITERNIUS 5049               11  11  1    51       EQUESTORS (158)
 LUNA 5179                     4   2  0    51       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 TALYM 5004                   10   6  1    49       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092         8   5  0    47       METAL MINCERS (256)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         6   2  1    47       METAL MINCERS (256)
 GLAUCO 5102                   8   7  0    45       EQUESTORS (158)
 BONZO 5132                    5   5  2    44       ESCAPADE (417)
 DAISY CHAINS 5096             8   8  0    40       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ATRIA 5101                    7   8  1    35       VENUSIANS (321)
 LIME 5178                     4   2  0    35       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 CRAGS 5087                    8   8  0    34       DEATH MOB (437)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK TORCH 5150              5   4  2    33       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154              6   3  0    32       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-STORM SHADOW 504              4   7  0    29       THE ELEMENTALS (72)
 OCCY 5160                     3   5  0    29       CROC FILES (374)
 NEEDS SALT 5206               3   0  0    29       BOHICA (449)
 YURI 5188                     3   1  1    28       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 THORNWILD 5144                3   2  0    28       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 FIREWALKER 5122               7   6  0    27       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MAD DOG 5125                  7   5  0    26       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 HORN ROCK 5113                6   8  0    26       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 AUSONIUS 5123                 4   8  0    24       EQUESTORS (158)
 DAX 5147                      2   3  0    24       FAUX TIDES II (444)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD JACK 5190                 3   0  0    22       FAUX TIDES II (444)
-LIGHTNING 505                 2   7  0    22       THE ELEMENTALS (72)
 RED HOT CHILI 5202            2   1  0    22       BOHICA (449)
 ILLYRIA 5149                  5   4  0    19       VENUSIANS (321)
 BARONESS CHILL 5209           2   1  0    19       DEATH MOB (437)
 CAPELLA 5181                  2   4  0    18       VENUSIANS (321)
 AMATSURATA 5121               3   8  0    17       GODS OF WAR (424)
 BOUNCER 5184                  3   2  0    17       DEATH MOB (437)
 VOSSLER 5218                  1   1  0    17       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 ALTERIUS 5216                 2   0  0    16       DEATH MOB (437)
 FORGE DEATHWIND 5196          1   1  0    16       MURDER OF CROWS (447)
 AYA 5159                      3   5  0    15       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 GALEN ELDACAR 5148            2   3  0    15       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 TINA COLADA 5229              1   0  1    15       STREET WALKERS (97)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDRASTE 5153                 3   4  1    14       GODS OF WAR (424)
 CRESCENS 5157                 3   5  0    14       EQUESTORS (158)
 JUNE 5211                     2   0  0    14       2008 (450)
 NINURTA 5231                  1   0  0    13       GODS OF WAR (424)
 ICE SHARD 5191                1   3  0    12       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-TORNADO 502                   2   4  0    11       THE ELEMENTALS (72)
 CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205         2   1  0    10       BOHICA (449)
 STARRY NITE 5186              2   3  0     9       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-THUNDERBOLT 501               1   6  0     9       THE ELEMENTALS (72)
-STAR FIRE 659                 2   2  0     8       THE ELEMENTALS (72)
 MAY 5212                      2   0  0     8       2008 (450)
 AUGUST 5210                   1   1  0     8       2008 (450)
 SCRUFFY PUFF 5207             2   1  0     7       BOHICA (449)
 GOT MILK 5203                 1   2  0     7       BOHICA (449)
 DANG IT DEBBIE 5217           2   0  0     6       STREET WALKERS (97)
 NORMAN 5208                   1   2  0     5       CROC FILES (374)
 KROOGA 5195                   1   1  0     4       MURDER OF CROWS (447)
 DARK UNCLE 2168               0   3  0     3       X-MEN (78)
 MAIDEN MERCURY 5194           0   2  0     2       MURDER OF CROWS (447)
 FIEREL 5192                   0   2  0     2       MURDER OF CROWS (447)
 DRAEVEN 5193                  0   2  0     2       MURDER OF CROWS (447)
 ROUGE 2549                    0   2  0     2       X-MEN (78)
-FILTHY BEAST JONES 5197       0   1  0     1       A-DAWG'S SQUAD (448)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEATH TRAP 5213         0  2 0 2008 450             TINA COLADA 5229      586   
VALONOS 5053            2  1 1 BLOOD KNIGHTS 436    FHRAIN 5124           583   
GUAT 5017              10 11 0 DEATH MOB 437        HEINOUS BEAST         586  NONE
BOGGY 5174              2  2 0 ESCAPADE 417         YURI 5188             584  REVENGED
BROOKIE 5215            0  2 0 ESCAPADE 417         BLACK ORC             586  NONE
LILLY 5182              3  2 0 ESCAPADE 417         COLOSSUS 556          586   
DALTON CREED 5145       0  2 0 FAUX TIDES II 444    BLACK TORCH 5150      582  REVENGED
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
GROHL 5189              1  3 0 MID EARTH 223        ARENAMASTER KYAL      586  NONE
SEXY CELIA 5134         5  4 0 STREET WALKERS 97    RAGNAR 5146           586   
URD 4987               19  8 3 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 BLACK ORC             586  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sexy Celia -- Madame, I find nothing sexy about a woman trying to remove my head with
a longsword. -- Glauco

Aye, now.  There's yer spot!  Yon Brickhouse 'em was real good!  Aye. -- Oremaster

It was quite good and ingenious.  But maybe it could have been censored a little bit
more.... -- Ora

That be wachye allays says when ye gotta headache, Ora.  (wink) -- Oremaster

Hey, and congrats to all the Lord Protectors!  FOUR of them!  Urd, Aronwe, Urat,
Enyalius--well done, all.  And a special "hip hip" to Duelmaster Urd. -- Ora and
What's-his-name and The Metal Mincers

Yo!  I says cleanin' out yon top!  Aye. -- Oremaster

Luna -- Didn't look like an upset to me!  You were good!  I'm avoiding!  Salute. --
Copper Compacter

Amie -- I needed another set of shoes. -- Chrome Crimper

DON'T MISS THE TURF WAR coming.  There are some great teams forming.  Perhaps Lapur
should enter one?  DM47.  Sign up now.  Read the all-arena spots. -- Ora (after
reading the North Fork Chronicles)
P.S.  Faux Tides expressed interest.

Really great Spot, Gavin.  Really nice. -- Ora and Oremaster

Yuri -- Ho-kay, you took some convincing to liberate your unbeaten record on to the
beaten path, not to mention...sorta getting the exhilaration of the energy of the
kill out of your system.  You know the saying, "act like you've done it before." --

Celadus -- A hard grained attitude, and endurance. -- Hootchy C.

Sporkis -- Keep racking up the honors, it's called sublimation. -- Scion

Cloudshadow -- I got it before 10, not much before 10, but before 10.  Normally, not
waltzin in at daybreak with said capabilities would be grounds for separation...but
I'm not normal, ask around. -- Bonzo

Mossman -- I reset the trap, and you were the right Mossman in the wrong place.  Time
was a factor too.  ...think I'll go looking for trouble. -- Turtle

Guat -- Looks like my desperation strategy worked for once.  Thanks the Gods, I have
a funny felling I'd be dead if it didn't. -- Sexy Celia

Basaido -- If I had known that the loser was going to learn like that, I would have
thrown the fight. -- Mad Dog Montana

Glauco -- Great, just great...I didn't even get off the sands and I could already
hear Roadkill "Why can't you fight like that all the time?"  "Are you going to just
mail it in on your next fight like you usually do?"  This is going to be a long week
for me. -- Daisy Chains

Grohl -- I guess the fans didn't realize that we were there just to fill the time
slot. -- Dang It Debbie

Bohica, 2008, Murder of Crows, Dawg's Squad -- Welcome to Lapur! -- Roadill and the
Street Walkers

Kyra -- Brickhouse???  An offensive TP????  NOW THAT'S FUNNY! -- Roadkill

Congrats to Urd on the title and the invite. -- Roadkill

Congrats to Aronwe, Urd, Urat and Enaylius on your invites.  Wow, 4 on one turn, I
didn't realize Brickhouse was holding everyone else back. -- Roadkill

Shoot, I almost forgot.....A big welcome back to THE ELEMENTALS.  A team number even
lower than ours.  Hope you're back to stay. -- Roadkill and the Street Walkers

Capella -- Sorry about smacking your right buttocks!  Let me take a look at that.
I'm a doctor (pulling on rubber gloves).  This won't hurt a bit! -- Salty Poo

Amatsurata -- That went about as well as expected.  Good battle.  Nice win! -- Got

May -- Ah, lass, hell of a fight!  Ah still think yer "breastplate malfunction" near
the end was planned, but ah dun mind.  Ah think if ye wanted to win that much,
well....  Can ah get you a drink?  You tend my wounds, I tend yours, eh? -- Dax

Firewalker -- Bang!  Eat your words, punk!  Who's next, eh?  Hootchy want some?
*rushes out the door, weapon in one hand and a beer in the other*  Mine!  I called it
first!  Arrr.... -- Ragnar

Crescens -- I beat ya, you lily butt!  HA!  Can't ye do better than that?  Go get me
an ale an' make yourself useful, I say.  I feel embarrassed 'avin to duel such a
simple-minded, sling-fisted, slack-jawed, troll breathed, pansy, worthless, good-for-
nothing, "call yourself a gladiator" type like you!  You disgust me! *spit* --

Crescens -- Ahem, yes, quite, Jack.  The fight was entertaining to watch, but I must
comment from my point of view....  You obviously have a poor weapon choice--try a
warhammer, mace, broadsword, or a stove, or something a bit lighter.  I'm sure it
would improve your performance dramatically. -- Gavin

Death Trap -- I'm going to be bruised fer weeks.  Thanks!  The chicks are gonna love
it!  I bet a different weapon choice and you would have had me for sure.  I hope to
see you later, once you get some experience under your belt....  You're one to watch.
-- Madjack

Vossler -- Easy, I'm just a librarian!  Sign up as a standby, meet new and exciting
people, see new places, try new things.  Sure, I should've been a lawyer. --
Embezzling Scribe

All -- I've sat here staring at that cratered face for far too long.  She's been
Duelmaster for how long?  Then, finally, she gets an invite to AD.  Well, sorry to
put a damper on your little dreams, Street Walkers.  Let this be a lesson:  Stay off
MY throne unless you're willing to prove yourself worthy.  Of course, we could always
step into the Dark Arena and settle this like men, right April? -- Arenamaster Kyall

Atria -- Ah!  (snort, paw the ground, toss the head)  I *like* orcish women. -- Red

Ragnar -- That's so annoying!  When you have a stat deficiency, the least you could
do is have the decency to lose the fight! -- Firewalker

Bonzo -- Ah.  Um, are you any relation to Boffo?  Just a guy I used to know. --

Andraste -- (ogling a little)  You aren't a god, my pretty, but you're a fine
speciwoman just the same. -- Horn Rock

Black Torch -- (scowling)  It isn't *nice* to force mother nature.  My momma always
told me that, and then she clouted me on the ear to make sure I'd remember, and I
*do* remember. -- Mad Dog

Hootchy Coocher -- That's okay, I can hire it done.  You need an accompanist anyway.
-- Red Bull

Sporkis -- Not to intend the least insult, but...some people will take *anything*
seriously.  If you tell 'em that filling out your strategy sheet with a gold glitter
gel pen guarantees a win, so many people will believe it enough to at least try it
that Sandy will have a hissy fit. -- Jorja

Good gods, four graduates?  Amazing.  Our congratulations to Urd, Aronwe, Urat, and
Enyalius. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

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

9 August 2008
All -- We are currently looking for capable manager that will give the Desolate
Empire Alliance a full roster for the Turf War.  We currently have four (4) roster
slots that are open to capable managers without questionable morals.  If interested
for the Turf War, contact:  Lamar Treas-Wilson, Dok Sik, Dok Sik Killas DM 47

8 July 2008
                                 *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
        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

     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.

        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.

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
        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.

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

Contest will begin in November following the Fall Mail In Tournament.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

URD was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GUAT was slaughtered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
GROHL was murdered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a action packed 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BROOKIE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
KYRA was subdued by TURTLE in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title competition.
HULIK overpowered CHROME CRIMPER in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge struggle.
WEIPA was viciously subdued by SOLAR ERUPTION in a 4 minute expert's Challenge fight.
AEREON vanquished CALLISTO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
COPPER COMPACTER unbelievably bested DAISY CHAINS in a 7 minute Challenge duel.
BONZO was overpowered by BASAIDO in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
TALYM was subdued by RED BULL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
SEXY CELIA was easily killed by RAGNAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
AYA was subdued by OCCY in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
AMATSURATA was handily defeated by ATRIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
ALTERIUS won victory over ANDRASTE in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
FIEREL was outwaited by MAY in a tiresome 13 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
YURI unbelievably bested VOSSLER in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
DRAEVEN was overpowered by CAPELLA in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MAIDEN MERCURY was beaten by BOUNCER in a 4 minute novice's Challenge bout.
GALEN ELDACAR was narrowly defeated by CLOUDSHADOW in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
DAX unbelievably bested HORN ROCK in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
BARONESS CHILL subdued SCRUFFY PUFF in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge bout.
RED HOT CHILI handily defeated STARRY NITE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
NORMAN was overpowered by AUSONIUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GOT MILK was luckily beaten by ILLYRIA in a action packed 4 minute Challenge fight.
URAT was savagely defeated by MOSSMAN in a exciting 4 minute gruesome expert's match.
ARONWE handily defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
ENYALIUS was viciously subdued by AMIE in a 2 minute gory veteran's duel.
A.A. SHOCK overpowered PLATINUM PEENER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CELADUS overpowered STORM in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MAD DOG MONTANA was overpowered by FHRAIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HOOTCHY COOCHER overpowered LIME in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
CRAGS was unbelievably bested by GLAUCO in a 2 minute gory duel.
COLOSSUS delivered the death blow upon LILLY in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
LUNA devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven bout.
LITERNIUS defeated THORNWILD in a 2 minute brutal match.
ATHENA handily defeated FIREWALKER in a 1 minute uneven match.
MAD DOG was overpowered by BLACK TORCH in a popular 1 minute uneven bout.
CRESCENS was overcome by FORGE DEATHWIND in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
ICE SHARD vanquished ROUGE in a 3 minute one-sided match.
MAD JACK subdued CUDDLE ME TENDER in a unpopular 4 minute beginner's duel.
KROOGA was narrowly defeated by NINURTA in a 6 minute bloody beginner's conflict.
DARK UNCLE was outlasted by DANG IT DEBBIE in a 11 minute novice's brawl.
NEEDS SALT handily defeated AUGUST in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
JUNE subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a monotonous 5 minute novice's match.
DEATH TRAP was assassinated by TINA COLADA in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  25 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  14         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  26 -  4      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  18 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         STRIKING ATTACK   49 -  45 -  6      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        32 -  30 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         WALL OF STEEL     41 -  42 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  38 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  30 -  1      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    45 -  71 -  5      39  |

Turn 586 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:

TOTAL PARRY        7 -  3     AIMED BLOW         4 -  6         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     8 -  6     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  4         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  7         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     TURTLE 4974                19   8  2  137 ESCAPADE (417)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOSSMAN 5045               13   8  1  118 CROC FILES (374)
SLASHING ATTACK  HULIK 4992                 15  12  1  116 MID EARTH (223)
WALL OF STEEL    SOLAR ERUPTION 5031        17   7  3  101 VENUSIANS (321)
AIMED BLOW       KYRA 5002                  14   5  1   99 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
TOTAL PARRY      CHROME CRIMPER 4296        27  12  0   93 METAL MINCERS (256)
BASHING ATTACK   CELADUS 4948               17  12  2   85 EQUESTORS (158)
LUNGING ATTACK   FHRAIN 5124                 8   1  2   85 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-LUNGE      CALLISTO 5036              12  11  1   54 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 TURTLE 4974, SOLAR ERUPTION 
5031, DAISY CHAINS 5096, GOT MILK 5203, WEIPA 4793, CRAGS 5087, DARK UNCLE 2168, 

The least popular fighter this week was MAY 5212.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DANG IT DEBBIE 5217, JUNE 5211, NINURTA 5231, CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205, 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TURTLE (29-4974) ESCAPADE (417)

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

ENYALIUS (29-4863) GODS OF WAR (424)
ARONWE (29-4883) MID EARTH (223)
URAT (29-4889) MID EARTH (223)
URD (29-4987) WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)