DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/10/2008    Duedate: 09/23/2008

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-588

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALUMINUM AWL
METAL MINCERS (256)
(29-4238) [12-8-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALUMINUM AWL                   RAGNAR
METAL MINCERS (256)            FAUX TIDES II (444)
(29-4238) [12-8-1,115]         (29-5146) [5-2-2,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AMIE                           NOVEMBER
CROC FILES (374)               2008 (450)
(29-4718) [19-38-2,101]        (29-5230) [1-1-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BOHICA (449)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STREET WALKERS (97)         72
2. EQUESTORS (158)             43      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)      37      Unchartered Team
4. VENUSIANS (321)             35
5. METAL MINCERS (256)         32      PHILANTHROPISTS (407)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     10   3  0 76.9   1/ 1*BOHICA (449)             10  5 0
 2/ 2*BOHICA (449)              18   7  0 72.0   2/ 5 STREET WALKERS (97)       9  6 1
 3/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)      513 339 43 60.2   3/11 EQUESTORS (158)           9  6 1
 4/ 4 METAL MINCERS (256)      532 358 12 59.8   4/ 4 CROC FILES (374)          9  6 0
 5/ 6 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   132  98 16 57.4   5/ 6 VENUSIANS (321)           8  7 1
 6/ 5 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)       54  43  4 55.7   6/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 7/16*2008 (450)                 9   8  1 52.9   7/ 8 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    7  3 0
 8/ 8 ESCAPADE (417)           125 113  9 52.5   8/ 9 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     7  5 0
 9/ 9 MID EARTH (223)          412 373 16 52.5   9/ 2*FAUX TIDES II (444)       7  8 1
10/ 7*FAUX TIDES II (444)       18  17  2 51.4  10/14 METAL MINCERS (256)       6  3 0
11/10 GODS OF WAR (424)        102  97 10 51.3  11/10*2008 (450)                6  6 1
12-11*HILLTOP GURUS (442)        2   2  0 50.0  12-13 DEATH MOB (437)           5  5 0
13/12 CROC FILES (374)         394 413 28 48.8  13/ 7 ESCAPADE (417)            5 10 0
14/13 EQUESTORS (158)          688 733 50 48.4  14/15 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)       4  6 0
15/14 VENUSIANS (321)          255 282 15 47.5  15/12 MID EARTH (223)           4 11 0
16/15 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    288 335 21 46.2  16/16 GODS OF WAR (424)         3  7 0
17/17 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     440 518 10 45.9  17-18*HILLTOP GURUS (442)       2  2 0
18-18 X-MEN (78)                41  49  8 45.6  18-19 X-MEN (78)                2  6 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19 DEATH MOB (437)           46  63  0 42.2  19/17*MURDER OF CROWS (447)     2 12 0
20/20*MURDER OF CROWS (447)      3  16  0 15.8  20/20*PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 600): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 602): MARLOW of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 596): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 598): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): NOVELUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 594): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): VORTEX of FLYING MONKEYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): MOSSMAN of CROCS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 584): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 582): RICO SAVVY of BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 535): LEO POWERS of MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 272): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 463): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 450): BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 426): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 396): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 395): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 488): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 600): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 602): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 596): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 598): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 595): CYNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): BOHICA (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 584): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 582): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 535): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 272): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 463): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 450): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 426): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 396): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 395): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 488): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): HERACLITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): NOVELUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
                (turn 595): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 594): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): TROOPER TED of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 296): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): MOSSMAN of CROCS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 586): TURTLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 584): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 425): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in LAPUR this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for FAUX TIDES II, whose 2-3-0 this turn dropped them by 7 into 
9th.  EQUESTORS stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 8 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  The WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 
guild has had a 5-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know 
where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, CELADUS fought AMIE and gained 20 
points and contributed to EQUESTORS' 4-1-0.  AMIE has lost to CELADUS, falling 18 
points, while helping make CROC FILES a 3-2-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and MOSSMAN remains LAPUR's top warrior for another turn.  
Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters 
do dishes at The Burning Tree until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the DEATH MOB stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on LAPUR, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding DEATH MOB more than any other team we find BOHICA.  LAPUR, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
PHILANTHROPISTS' warrior MAKADOS.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  Building dreams on hope, MAD DOG MONTANA challenged up 27 points this 
turn to take on CHROME CRIMPER from METAL MINCERS stable.  And crowds were on their 
feet when MAD DOG MONTANA claimed a victory from CHROME CRIMPER, and now has 102 
points for hers efforts.  In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say 
sometimes), DAX challenged HOOTCHY COOCHER today, facing a 27 difference in 
recognition.  But when the dust settled, DAX had lost to HOOTCHY COOCHER, and FAUX 
TIDES II left DAX doing chores when they went to the tavern.  Better luck next time.  
KYRA of BLOOD KNIGHTS had better have a good reason for challenging down 9 points in 
a challenge which she won.  I thought KYRA showed great skill and promise when she 
overcame HULIK.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  
EQUESTORS has sent AUSONIUS to the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and 
toast the memory.  GODS OF WAR made what looks to be a tough decision this turn, as 
they sent AMATSURATA, with a record of 3-8-0, to AMATSURATA death.  Farewell, his.  
ATHENA has departed LAPUR, leaving GODS OF WAR without their 11-7-0 warrior.  
Question, just what was hers team doing at the taverns last night?  A brave warrior 
does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  
Consider well.   
     I like this place, LAPUR, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in LAPUR and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALUMINUM AWL 4238            12   8  1   115       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KYRA 5002                    15   5  1   108       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 MAD DOG MONTANA 4984         15  14  4   102       STREET WALKERS (97)
 AMIE 4718                    19  38  2   101       CROC FILES (374)
 SOLAR ERUPTION 5031          18   8  3   101       VENUSIANS (321)
 CHROME CRIMPER 4296          28  13  0    97       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CELADUS 4948                 18  13  2    92       EQUESTORS (158)
 FHRAIN 5124                   9   2  2    91       MID EARTH (223)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASAIDO 4999                 10   7  0    89       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 HULIK 4992                   15  14  1    85       MID EARTH (223)
-PLATINUM PEENER 4298         13  10  1    83       METAL MINCERS (256)
-STORM 553                    16  10  3    79       X-MEN (78)
 WEIPA 4793                   15  26  2    79       CROC FILES (374)
 RED BULL 5062                14   7  0    79       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 A.A. SHOCK 5054               9  13  1    78       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 DAISY CHAINS 5096            10   8  0    74       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALLISTO 5036                13  12  2    66       VENUSIANS (321)
 RAGNAR 5146                   5   2  2    66       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 INCONEL INDENTER 4324         7   2  1    65       METAL MINCERS (256)
 LITERNIUS 5049               12  12  1    63       EQUESTORS (158)
 AEREON 5001                  11   9  1    63       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119         11   4  1    60       ESCAPADE (417)
 LUNA 5179                     5   2  0    59       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-COLOSSUS 556                 12  15  4    57       X-MEN (78)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEEDS SALT 5206               5   0  0    51       BOHICA (449)
-CRAGS 5087                    9   8  0    49       DEATH MOB (437)
-COPPER COMPACTER 5092         8   5  0    47       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154              8   3  0    45       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BONZO 5132                    6   6  2    44       ESCAPADE (417)
 YURI 5188                     4   1  1    44       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 GLAUCO 5102                   9   8  0    42       EQUESTORS (158)
 MAKADOS 4704                  6   1  0    41       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 TALYM 5004                   10   7  1    40       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 FIREWALKER 5122               8   7  0    40       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-SHANGGAR 4703                 3   2  0    40       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 LIME 5178                     5   2  0    38       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 RED HOT CHILI 5202            4   1  0    37       BOHICA (449)
 ATRIA 5101                    8   9  1    34       VENUSIANS (321)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORN ROCK 5113                7   9  0    31       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MAD DOG 5125                  8   6  0    30       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BLACK TORCH 5150              6   5  2    30       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 TINA COLADA 5229              3   0  1    30       STREET WALKERS (97)
 DAX 5147                      3   4  0    28       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 OCCY 5160                     4   6  0    27       CROC FILES (374)
 ILLYRIA 5149                  6   5  0    26       VENUSIANS (321)
 MAD JACK 5190                 4   1  0    24       FAUX TIDES II (444)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THORNWILD 5144                3   4  0    23       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 AYA 5159                      4   5  0    22       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-VOW OF SILENCE 5130           1   0  0    21       HILLTOP GURUS (442)
-BOUNCER 5184                  4   2  0    20       DEATH MOB (437)
 CRESCENS 5157                 4   6  0    19       EQUESTORS (158)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORMAN 5208                   3   2  0    19       CROC FILES (374)
 GOT MILK 5203                 2   3  0    19       BOHICA (449)
 GALEN ELDACAR 5148            3   4  0    18       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 FORGE DEATHWIND 5196          2   2  0    18       MURDER OF CROWS (447)
 JUNE 5211                     3   1  0    17       2008 (450)
-IZALOR 4702                   1   0  0    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 SCRUFFY PUFF 5207             3   2  0    16       BOHICA (449)
-BARONESS CHILL 5209           2   2  0    16       DEATH MOB (437)
 STARRY NITE 5186              4   3  0    15       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 ANDRASTE 5153                 3   5  1    15       GODS OF WAR (424)
 NINURTA 5231                  2   0  0    15       GODS OF WAR (424)
 CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205         4   1  0    14       BOHICA (449)
-PURPLE SAGE 5127              1   0  0    13       HILLTOP GURUS (442)
 SKANK 5249                    1   0  0    13       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ICE SHARD 5191                2   4  0    12       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 CAPELLA 5181                  2   6  0    12       VENUSIANS (321)
 VOSSLER 5218                  1   2  0    11       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 MAY 5212                      3   1  0    10       2008 (450)
 DANG IT DEBBIE 5217           3   1  0    10       STREET WALKERS (97)
 NOVEMBER 5230                 1   1  0     9       2008 (450)
-AUGUST 5210                   1   1  0     8       2008 (450)
 KROOGA 5195                   1   3  0     6       MURDER OF CROWS (447)
 FEBRUARY 5239                 1   1  1     5       2008 (450)
 MISSY CAPPER 5232             1   1  0     4       ESCAPADE (417)
 MAIDEN MERCURY 5194           0   4  0     4       MURDER OF CROWS (447)
-DARK UNCLE 2168               0   4  0     4       X-MEN (78)
 FIEREL 5192                   0   4  0     4       MURDER OF CROWS (447)
 HIMEKO 5247                   1   0  0     3       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-ROUGE 2549                    0   3  0     3       X-MEN (78)
 NILITH 5243                   0   1  0     1       MID EARTH (223)
 LUHAR 5244                    0   1  0     1       MID EARTH (223)
-LONELY MYSTIC 5131            0   1  0     1       HILLTOP GURUS (442)
 SPANGLE 5241                  0   1  0     1       ESCAPADE (417)
 GILAN 5242                    0   1  0     1       MID EARTH (223)
 KARTTIKEYA 5240               0   1  0     1       GODS OF WAR (424)

'-' 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   
ALTERIUS 5216           2  1 0 DEATH MOB 437        AUSONIUS 5123         587   
AUSONIUS 5123           5  9 1 EQUESTORS 158        HEINOUS BEAST         588  NONE
BOGGY 5174              2  2 0 ESCAPADE 417         YURI 5188             584  REVENGED
LILLY 5182              3  2 0 ESCAPADE 417         COLOSSUS 556          586  REVENGED
UGLY BOB 5233           0  2 0 ESCAPADE 417         WYVERN                588  NONE
AMATSURATA 5121         3  9 0 GODS OF WAR 424      DARK CHAMPION         588  NONE
ATHENA 4990            11  8 0 GODS OF WAR 424      CALLISTO 5036         588   
BLUE MONK 5129          0  1 0 HILLTOP GURUS 442    FEBRUARY 5239         587   
SEXY CELIA 5134         5  4 0 STREET WALKERS 97    RAGNAR 5146           586  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shock, A.A. -- That was a comforting feeling.  I feel good awlover. -- Aluminum
Awl

Mad Dog -- I always love it when my favorite gal comes in sight.  Love ya. --
Platinum Peener

Weipa -- Yu da man.  Tanks for the challenge.  How did you know I badly wanted a
win? -- Chrome Crimper

Mossman -- You battled your way to the top and we salute you for it.  Congrats
on the graduation. -- Ora, Oremaster, and The Metal Mincers

Aye, that'n Mossman bea good'n. -- Oremaster

Scion -- Great management job with that Turtle.  With numbers like that, you
deserve some real credit.  Kudos at you. -- Ora and Oremaster

Gavin -- Good luck to you in the Turf Wars.  You will have fun.  We wish we
could compete too, but Oz is The Consortium rep in North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp and
he is, of course, committed. -- Ora

Lapur -- There comes a time when it becomes necessary to cut a fighter loose.
Such is the case with Ausonius.  A 3-8 record, less than 2 skill learns per
fight and he would take massive damage if hit with a wet noodle. -- Spartacus,
mgr.

Hootchy Coocher -- Thanks for helping me end a 4 fight loosing streak and I hope
you appreciate the learns. -- Celadus

Norman -- How many times do I have to tell people?  Cover yourself. -- Ausonius

Storm -- You didn't quite live up to your name. -- Celadus

Kyra -- Flimsy epees, so much for favs not breaking. -- Turtle, retiree

Colossus -- I couldn't let you get started, big fellah.  Had to settle the score
post-haste. -- Bonzo

Storm -- Ye-gads!  I was the proverbial "candle in the wind" but good learns
aren't to be sneezed at. -- Mizzzz Cootcher

Gavin -- Mustard's no good without roast beef. (Chico Marx, Monkey Business) --
Scion

Lonely Mystic -- Aren't you glad I came along to brighten up your mundane,
lonnnnely existence? -- Missy Capper

Occy -- Ah!  Excellent, I did want lizard-skin boots.  I've been told they're
all the fashion on the Isle now.  Thanks. -- Cloudsahdow
P.S.  Is there enough for a handbag, too?

Celadus -- I kind of thought you'd be green, not sure why.  And for that matter,
I'm glad you're not green.  You know the orderlies here, they might've decided
you were dead or something, the same way when the clerks see a beard, they
decide it must be a dwarf.  Strange people the Commission hires. -- Red Bull

Callisto -- Ah, but you've got rhythm, that counts for a lot.  Well, maybe not
in the arena, but when it comes to singing....  Oh, wait, that's "calpyso,"
isn't it?  Have I made this mistake before?  If so, sorry about that.  It's the
blows to the head, they do awful things to the memory. -- Firewalker

Atria -- Oh, right, alpha triangulum.  I should've known better than to think I
had a chance against you, huh?  A triangle is the most stable form when you go
bashing around, not that I'm prone to bashing, but it's the principle of the
thing, and alpha is first and best of the lot.  Bummer.  I wanted to win. --
Horn Rock

Illyria -- My teammates offered all sorts of wild and erudite suggestions
regarding your name, but I'm not going with any of them.  Why should I?  You're
an orcess and don't do erudite, and I'm a mad dog and don't do it either, so
let's just get comfortable together and forget the whole "erudite" thing. -- Mad
Dog

Gavin and Ragnar -- Go for it. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Sandy's gonna have a hissy fit when she inputs this turn, isn't she? -- Jorja

Congratulations to Mossman. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Brickhouse -- Lapur is MY arena, wench, and don't you forget it. -- Arenamaster
Kyall

Ragnar -- Obviously I wasn't going for the kill, I mean how can I kill someone
using a whiffle bat.  Since Celia has been avenged, consider the bloodfued over.
-- Daisy Chains

Platinum Peener -- Again???  What's the matter, can't you beat anyone else in
the arena?  I don't mind getting challenged, but that's the 4th time you've
beaten me, and the 3rd time you've waited in the wings until I was in range and
challenged me.  The Street Walkers may be oatmeal at this time, but for your
sake I'd be praying a certain lunger doesn't come back from the next dead
tourney, or you might find yourself fighting in the tourney of the dead next
year. -- Mad Dog Montana

Forge Deathwind -- I guess just saying 'ouch' doesn't really express the way I'm
feeling right now. -- Dang It Debbie

Dark Uncle -- While I can't say that I was very impressive, I do thank you for
making me the most popular last turn.  Personally I would have prefered a few
skills instead. -- Tina Colada

Copper Compacter -- I don't think they would print what I like doing for fun,
obviously I'm not a golem. -- Daisy Chains

Ragnar -- My desperation strategy worked perfect...I just didn't use it against
you that time...so much for trying something new. -- Ghost of Celia

Cardow Hunters -- A 72 point gain????  Now that's impressive. -- Roadkill

Mossman -- Congrats on the title and the invite.  Lapur losing another fine
warrior to AD, when is this going to end? -- Roadkill and the Street Walkers

Daisy Chains -- Arrr... well done lass, ah won't say that ah was holdin' back
but, it's good ta revenge yer mates.  Ya know, aside from Brickhouse, ye girls
are enough ta make me wanna switch teams! -- Ragnar

Ora & Visionist -- Thank you for your kind words.  I aim to  lease.  Working on
a bit more but giving time so not to hog space.
P.S.  Who's the Wolf Spirits author?  It would be fun to join up but I admit,
I'm lost in the ongoing saga.  A bit out of style for my crew.

Roadkill -- I think, in one way or another, we're all happy to see Brickhouse
go... though I enjoyed his poetics immensely!

Horn Rock -- I was a bit worried at first you know.  But then, right when I was
about to put it to ya you just fell like a rock!  I think the commission does
have a sense of humor after all. -- Dax

Murder of Crows -- Seems like you guys are having it tough on the charts.  If
you'd like to talk shop, drop me a diplo.  If you have questions just ask! --
Gavin, mgr Faux Tides II

All -- Thank you to those who have responded to my personals.  I greatly value
what social interaction I am allowed, even if I must pay for it! :) -- Gavin

Got Milk -- Strange name but well won. *sighs* I feel I am not upholding the
standards my Grandfather would have expected.  Frustration is not long enough of
a word.  I'll figure this out eventually. -- Galen

Ha! ye lost Ragnar ye pansy!  I'll be winin' that bet yet.  You just watch.  I
knew yer luck wouldn't hold! -- Mad Jack

Luck is it eh?!  Well then, you try that wonderful woman on for size.  Why don't
you try me fat mouth?! -- Ragnar

*rolling eyes* not again... -- Gavin

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
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
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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

AUSONIUS was butchered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
AMATSURATA was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
UGLY BOB was murdered by WYVERN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ALUMINUM AWL vanquished FHRAIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
KYRA overpowered HULIK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MAD DOG MONTANA devastated CHROME CRIMPER in a 4 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
BASAIDO overpowered WEIPA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
ATHENA was butchered by CALLISTO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
NEEDS SALT overcame FIREWALKER in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
TALYM was overpowered by LITERNIUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
INCONEL INDENTER overpowered MAKADOS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
RAGNAR overpowered BONZO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
YURI devastated MAD DOG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DAX was demolished by HOOTCHY COOCHER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
MAD JACK was overcome by CLOUDSHADOW in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ANDRASTE lost to GALEN ELDACAR in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
GOT MILK was beaten by HORN ROCK in a 1 minute amateur vs. master Challenge brawl.
TINA COLADA beat FORGE DEATHWIND in a 1 minute novice's Challenge match.
SCRUFFY PUFF was beaten by ILLYRIA in a 6 minute novice vs. master Challenge match.
FIEREL was bested by STARRY NITE in a 4 minute Challenge contest.
VOSSLER was overpowered by RED HOT CHILI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MOSSMAN demolished A.A. SHOCK in a 1 minute uneven bout.
AMIE lost to CELADUS in a 2 minute master's fray.
RED BULL was overpowered by SOLAR ERUPTION in a 2 minute one-sided match.
AEREON was defeated by DAISY CHAINS in a 1 minute veteran's duel.
ATRIA was savagely defeated by GLAUCO in a popular 1 minute gory duel.
BLACK TORCH was demolished by LUNA in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
LIME won victory over THORNWILD in a 2 minute fray.
CAPELLA was luckily beaten by JUNE in a tiresome 11 minute bloody fray.
ICE SHARD was viciously subdued by OCCY in a popular 3 minute gory bout.
CRESCENS won victory over MISSY CAPPER in a 1 minute fray.
AYA overpowered MAIDEN MERCURY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CUDDLE ME TENDER defeated SPANGLE in a 2 minute novice's fight.
KROOGA was outlasted by MAY in a monotonous 11 minute beginner's bout.
NORMAN bested FEBRUARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal novice's duel.
DANG IT DEBBIE outlasted KARTTIKEYA in a dull 14 minute novice's struggle.
NOVEMBER savagely defeated GILAN in a crowd pleasing 6 minute brutal novice's match.
NINURTA unbelievably bested LUHAR in a 2 minute gruesome novice's bout.
NILITH was outlasted by HIMEKO in a unpopular 9 minute novice's competition.
SKANK vanquished IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  14         TOTAL PARRY       43 -  29 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         STRIKING ATTACK   59 -  41 -  6      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  24 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         AIMED BLOW        42 -  33 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     38 -  38 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  21 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  42 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         BASHING ATTACK    47 -  78 -  5      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  32 -  1      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  19 -  0      32  |

Turn 588 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:

AIMED BLOW         7 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     4 - 10         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  5         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ALUMINUM AWL 4238          12   8  1  115 METAL MINCERS (256)
AIMED BLOW       KYRA 5002                  15   5  1  108 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
WALL OF STEEL    SOLAR ERUPTION 5031        18   8  3  101 VENUSIANS (321)
TOTAL PARRY      CHROME CRIMPER 4296        28  13  0   97 METAL MINCERS (256)
BASHING ATTACK   CELADUS 4948               18  13  2   92 EQUESTORS (158)
LUNGING ATTACK   FHRAIN 5124                 9   2  2   91 MID EARTH (223)
STRIKING ATTACK  BASAIDO 4999               10   7  0   89 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
PARRY-LUNGE      CALLISTO 5036              13  12  2   66 VENUSIANS (321)
PARRY-STRIKE     FIREWALKER 5122             8   7  0   40 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
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 
NOVEMBER 5230.  The ten other most popular fighters were OCCY 5160, HOOTCHY COOCHER 
5119, SCRUFFY PUFF 5207, AMIE 4718, GLAUCO 5102, LIME 5178, CAPELLA 5181, BASAIDO 
4999, CALLISTO 5036, and NEEDS SALT 5206.

The least popular fighter this week was KARTTIKEYA 5240.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DANG IT DEBBIE 5217, MAY 5212, KROOGA 5195, JUNE 5211, HIMEKO 5247, 
FIEREL 5192, GILAN 5242, CHROME CRIMPER 4296, SPANGLE 5241, and BLACK TORCH 5150.

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

MOSSMAN (29-5045) CROC FILES (374)