DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/19/2008    Duedate: 12/02/2008

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-593

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HULIK
MID EARTH (223)
(29-4992) [19-15-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHROME CRIMPER                 STR82HEL
METAL MINCERS (256)            PLATES (452)
(29-4296) [32-13-0,124]        (29-5227) [2-2-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WEIPA                          HOOTCHY COOCHER
CROC FILES (374)               ESCAPADE (417)
(29-4793) [16-30-2,89]         (29-5119) [14-6-1,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOHICA (449)                32
2. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        27      PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
3. ESCAPADE (417)              26      Unchartered Team
4. PLATES (452)                25
5. FORCE OF NATURE (312)       18      PLATES (452)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     13   6  0 68.4   1/ 1 MID EARTH (223)          11  4 1
 2/ 2 BOHICA (449)              26  13  0 66.7   2/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 3/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)      543 361 12 60.1   3/10 BOHICA (449)              7  2 0
 4- 4 STREET WALKERS (97)      518 349 43 59.7   4/ 3 EQUESTORS (158)           7  8 0
 5- 5 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   143 103 18 58.1   5/ 5 ESCAPADE (417)            7  8 0
 6/ 7 ESCAPADE (417)           139 124  9 52.9   6/ 9*PLATES (452)              6  4 0
 7/ 6 MID EARTH (223)          426 384 17 52.6   7/12 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     6  7 0
 8/14*PLATES (452)               8   8  0 50.0   8/ 2 VENUSIANS (321)           6  9 0
 9/ 0*APPLICANTS 2 (457)         1   1  0 50.0   9/ 6 METAL MINCERS (256)       5  2 0
10/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)          702 743 51 48.6  10/ 7 CROC FILES (374)          4  8 0
11/ 8 CROC FILES (374)         402 427 28 48.5  11- 4 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    3  3 0
12/10 VENUSIANS (321)          267 295 15 47.5  12/15 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     2  1 0
13/11 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    297 346 21 46.2  13-14 FAUX TIDES II (444)       2  8 0
14-12 FAUX TIDES II (444)       23  27  3 46.0  14/ 0*APPLICANTS 2 (457)        1  1 0
15/13 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     451 532 10 45.9  15-11 STREET WALKERS (97)       1  4 0
16-15*2008 (450)                 9  11  1 45.0  16-16*2008 (450)                0  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
   (###)  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 605): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 607): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 601): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 603): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 601): YAREK ZURN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 599): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 592): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 297): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 589): UNDEAD DUCK of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 587): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 578): BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 540): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): BOLT of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 468): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 455): FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): UNLUCKY DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 399): VOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 377): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 493): NEBUCHADENEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 605): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 607): FURIES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 601): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 603): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 601): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 599): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 592): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 297): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 589): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 587): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 578): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 540): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 468): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 455): HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 399): SAND DANCERS (Jorjga, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 377): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 493): SILMARILLIAD et al (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 606): PAIN INTICER II of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
                           DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 598): TIMES of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 591): SOLAR ERUPTION of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 296): CORNELIUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 588): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
                          BURLY REIVER of GEMSTONE BEASTS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 586): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
                  (turn 255): EVALON ELKHORN of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 454): BEAST XVII of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): UNLUCKY DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, fellow Lapurians,

     Special thanks go out too Ye'ol Borgs for taking a week off and hope Oremaster
enjoyed his trip.  I seriously doubt I would be your duelmaster if either borg had
fought.  Dirmael told me if I can hold onto the throne one more time I should get my
invite.
     One thing I don't understand is how a concubine can be venomous towards me if
she wasn't my concubine to begin with.  Shouldn't she be venomous towards her former
lover and not me?  I guess the old adage of "Hell hath no fury like a women scorned"
applies to any male within striking distance.
     Now who to challenge next turn.  Hmmm, well the odds don't favor either of the
borgs, so my challenges will go out too Red Bull and Weipa.

Hulik
Lapurian Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LAPUR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for WILL DUEL 4 MEAD, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped 
them by 7 into 11th.  Ha!  BOHICA turned their 3-0-0 turn into a 3rd place rank in 
the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Tsk, 
tsk, VINDOCOMUS beat LUHAR and LUHAR lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
WEIPA challenged LAPUR's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, LAPUR may be getting bland, as HULIK stays top dog in the city.  The 
Burning Tree, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this 
stuff?  From LAPUR's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  MID 
EARTH, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care 
to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like METAL MINCERS avoided them 
the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  STARRY 
NITE was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on this one, 
but BONZO has challenged up by 27 in an attempt against PLATINUM PEENER.  And sure, 
BONZO lost alright, but gained 1 recognition for his pains.  And pains they may 
indeed be!  I guess I can give a little credit to STR82HEL of PLATES for challenging 
up by 22 to NORMAN.  STR82HEL won to get 23 points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for LAPUR's 
morgue.  More variety.  I could say I saw this coming, but so could anyone else.  
Anyway, this turn it came.  CAPELLA's 4-8-0 has earned her the Dark Arena.  Titanium 
shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of 
weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HULIK 4992                   19  15  1   112       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHROME CRIMPER 4296          32  13  0   124       METAL MINCERS (256)
 PLATINUM PEENER 4298         17  10  1   114       METAL MINCERS (256)
 RED BULL 5062                17   9  0   112       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119         14   6  1    99       ESCAPADE (417)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELADUS 4948                 21  15  2    90       EQUESTORS (158)
 WEIPA 4793                   16  30  2    89       CROC FILES (374)
-MAD DOG MONTANA 4984         16  16  4    86       STREET WALKERS (97)
 BONZO 5132                    9   8  2    85       ESCAPADE (417)
 FHRAIN 5124                  11   5  2    84       MID EARTH (223)
 GLAUCO 5102                  12  10  1    81       EQUESTORS (158)
-DAISY CHAINS 5096            11  10  0    76       STREET WALKERS (97)
 MAKADOS 4704                  9   3  0    74       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 LITERNIUS 5049               14  15  1    68       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIME 5178                     8   2  0    65       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205         8   1  0    65       BOHICA (449)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         7   2  1    65       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154             12   4  0    64       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092         9   7  0    64       METAL MINCERS (256)
-RAGNAR 5146                   6   4  2    62       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 CALLISTO 5036                14  16  2    60       VENUSIANS (321)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A.A. SHOCK 5054              10  17  1    55       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 MAD DOG 5125                 11   8  0    53       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-NEEDS SALT 5206               5   0  0    51       BOHICA (449)
 ATRIA 5101                   11  11  1    50       VENUSIANS (321)
-RED HOT CHILI 5202            5   2  0    50       BOHICA (449)
-YURI 5188                     6   3  2    47       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 SCRUFFY PUFF 5207             5   3  0    44       BOHICA (449)
 HORN ROCK 5113                8  13  0    37       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-THORNWILD 5144                5   5  0    37       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 ICE SHARD 5191                5   6  0    37       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 ILLYRIA 5149                  9   7  0    34       VENUSIANS (321)
-SHANGGAR 4703                 3   3  0    34       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRABBY ABBIE 5252             4   1  0    32       ESCAPADE (417)
 STARRY NITE 5186              7   5  0    30       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251               4   1  0    30       EQUESTORS (158)
-LUNA 5179                     6   4  0    28       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 OCCY 5160                     6   9  0    27       CROC FILES (374)
-MAD JACK 5190                 5   3  1    27       FAUX TIDES II (444)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOT MILK 5203                 3   7  0    26       BOHICA (449)
-DAX 5147                      4   6  0    25       FAUX TIDES II (444)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIMEKO 5247                   3   1  0    23       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 STR82HEL 5227                 2   2  0    23       PLATES (452)
 4U2NV 5224                    2   1  0    22       PLATES (452)
 BLUIDDVL 5226                 2   1  0    21       PLATES (452)
 NORMAN 5208                   5   5  0    20       CROC FILES (374)
 GILAN 5242                    3   3  0    18       MID EARTH (223)
-DANG IT DEBBIE 5217           5   2  0    17       STREET WALKERS (97)
-JUNE 5211                     3   2  0    17       2008 (450)
-IZALOR 4702                   1   0  0    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
-GALEN ELDACAR 5148            3   7  0    16       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268                2   1  0    14       EQUESTORS (158)
 LUHAR 5244                    3   3  1    13       MID EARTH (223)
 HARRY CANE 5267               1   1  0    12       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-MAY 5212                      3   1  0    10       2008 (450)
 NILITH 5243                   2   4  0    10       MID EARTH (223)
 LUCY 5253                     2   3  0     9       CROC FILES (374)
 STACY GOO 5297                1   0  0     8       APPLICANTS 2 (457)
-AUGUST 5210                   1   1  0     8       2008 (450)
 LOU NER-ECLIPSE 5292          1   0  0     8       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 WEREUOUT 5265                 2   0  0     7       PLATES (452)
 THE CRUNCHER 5290             1   0  0     6       ESCAPADE (417)
 MONTEREY 5289                 1   0  0     5       ESCAPADE (417)
 FIREBOW 5279                  0   3  0     3       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 PURPLE TAO 5294               0   1  0     1       APPLICANTS 2 (457)
 SILVER SAW 5287               0   1  0     1       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ALHENA 5291                   0   1  0     1       VENUSIANS (321)
 ARUTIRDYET 5281               0   1  0     1       PLATES (452)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FIREWALKER 5122         8  9 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   YURI 5188             590  REVENGED
BLACK TORCH 5150        6  6 2 FORCE OF NATURE 312  GLAUCO 5102           589  NOT REVENGED
SOL ERECLIPS 5266       0  1 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312  LUHAR 5244            592   
TINA COLADA 5229        3  1 1 STREET WALKERS 97    MAD JACK 5190         589  REVENGED
CAPELLA 5181            4  9 0 VENUSIANS 321        STONE GOLEM           593  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We're back! -- Ora and Oremaster

What a skimpy bunch of personals last turn.  You young lads should be ashamed of
yourselves. -- Ora

Introducing our newest borg, Silver Saw...will he debut this round? -- Ora

Hopin, ye all turkeys gettin' lotsa turkey.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Galen Eldacar -- Don't let Gavin get you down.  If he had your honor and courage,
he'd be IN the arena instead of watching it from afar. -- Got Milk

Horn Rock -- Such a gentleman!  Want to walk me home from the arena?  Some crazy-mad
warrior has been following me around like a dog.  Creepy! -- Cuddle Me Tender

Ghost of Spangle -- What happened?  I thought you wanted a rematch after your fourth
fight??  I was waiting. -- Cuddle

A.A. Shock -- It's against common knowledge, including old friends and foes, but I've
know buds like you to use two of those.  Never to very good effect, admittedly, but
you could be the blue mum.  That once in an epoch exceptional. -- Bonzo

Glauco -- Amused?  Good to know my wiggle-tickle style hasn't gone out of style.
There's hints of my frame-work getting reframed...or is it my bed-work getting
rebedded? -- Hootchy Cootcher

Lucy -- I got an "Atta Girl" for that one. -- Crabby Abbie

Thornwild -- Damned upstart!  I could've gotten along for months without that.  Style
advantage to you, and well used. -- Horn Rock

Celadus -- They tell me that your name does NOT mean pottery.  Too bad, I was all set
to do the "bull in a china shop" thing.  I'm good at that. -- Red Bull

Capella -- Darn straight I'm not laughing at you!  To meet a female so, ah, shapely,
and then find that you're a golem, in fact, little more than an inflatable doll....
It's heartbreaking. -- Mad Dog

Yuri -- Do you get the mead even if you lose? -- Cloudshadow

Nilith -- My teammates told me the insurance would be a waste of my money, and they
were right.  When I get out of here, I'm going after that insurance agent! -- Firebow

Platinum Peener -- Even acid shouldn't affect YOU.  Platinum is immune, by what we
hear. -- Jorja

Dax -- I do?  Arnold who?  What? -- Cloudshadow

All -- there seems to be a lot of changes so I'll add on more.  My team Faux Tides II
is receiving a short vacation to boost morale.  I'll have a 'replacement' shortly
however.  See you on the sands. -- Gavin Rule
P.S.  Plates -- Now maybe we'll be on par!

Jorja -- Thank you for your kindness with the photo copies.  There is a diplo on the
way!

Hulik -- Congrats!  Boy is Ora going to be peeved.  I hope that couch is comfortable.
-- Gavin

Bonzo -- Keep practicing, I hope the skills help. -- Hulik

A.A. Shock -- That was almost a shocking result.  Thanks for the skills and two
ratings!  I hope they help me in the Adepts class of the tourney. -- Fhrain

Rook -- Why so many wild attacks? -- Nilith

Krooga -- Those rocks wouldn't have done you any good. -- Luhar

Irritated Housewife -- Why are you taking your irritation out on me? -- Gilan the
Bachelor

Solar Eruption -- Congrats on your invite. -- All of the Mid Earth Guild

Ragnar -- That was an unfair match up for you, enjoy the skills. -- Fhrain

Firebow -- I am getting the hang of this gladiator thing. -- Nilith

Force of Nature -- My condolences on the death of Sol Ereclips.  It was not my
intention to kill him.  I await your bloodfeud. -- Luhar

Vindocomus -- That could have gone either way.  Till next time. -- Gilan

All -- I apologize to everyone and all my guild for my extremely poor showing in the
tourney. -- Fhrain

Readers -- My apologies, but I won't have an episode done in time for this
newsletter. -- the Scribe

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

CAPELLA was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
WEIPA was devastated by HULIK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
BONZO was defeated by PLATINUM PEENER in a 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
FHRAIN was devastated by RED BULL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MAKADOS narrowly defeated LITERNIUS in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
CUDDLE ME TENDER unbelievably bested CALLISTO in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
SCRUFFY PUFF handily defeated ILLYRIA in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
OCCY was vanquished by MAD DOG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
GILAN was viciously subdued by CRABBY ABBIE in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
LUCY was overpowered by STARRY NITE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
STR82HEL overcame NORMAN in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
HARRY CANE overpowered FIREBOW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CHROME CRIMPER unbelievably bested HOOTCHY COOCHER in a 4 minute mismatched conflict.
CELADUS viciously subdued COPPER COMPACTER in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
GLAUCO vanquished A.A. SHOCK in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CLOUDSHADOW vanquished ICE SHARD in a 2 minute bloody one-sided fray.
ATRIA devastated 4U2NV in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
HORN ROCK was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LUHAR was overpowered by VINDOCOMUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GOT MILK viciously subdued ENCOLPIUS in a 1 minute gory master vs. novice competition.
NILITH lost to BLUIDDVL in a popular 3 minute match.
WEREUOUT unbelievably bested SILVER SAW in a 2 minute bloody beginner's duel.
ARUTIRDYET was savagely defeated by STACY GOO in a popular 4 minute novice's match.
MONTEREY luckily beat ALHENA in a 3 minute gory beginner's fight.
THE CRUNCHER defeated PURPLE TAO in a exciting 3 minute gruesome beginner's match.
LOU NER-ECLIPSE overcame IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 1 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  16 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY       44 -  31 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE       24 -  18 -  2      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         AIMED BLOW        46 -  35 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   56 -  44 -  4      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  49 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  22 -  2      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    39 -  64 -  3      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  35 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  24 -  1      33  |

Turn 593 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         4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  7         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  HULIK 4992                 19  15  1  112 MID EARTH (223)
TOTAL PARRY      CHROME CRIMPER 4296        32  13  0  124 METAL MINCERS (256)
LUNGING ATTACK   PLATINUM PEENER 4298       17  10  1  114 METAL MINCERS (256)
STRIKING ATTACK  RED BULL 5062              17   9  0  112 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
BASHING ATTACK   CELADUS 4948               21  15  2   90 EQUESTORS (158)
PARRY-LUNGE      CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205       8   1  0   65 BOHICA (449)
AIMED BLOW       CLOUDSHADOW 5154           12   4  0   64 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WEIPA 4793.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119.  The ten other most popular fighters were STACY GOO 5297, 
CRABBY ABBIE 5252, CELADUS 4948, MAKADOS 4704, LITERNIUS 5049, CALLISTO 5036, 
BLUIDDVL 5226, PURPLE TAO 5294, PLATINUM PEENER 4298, and SILVER SAW 5287.

The least popular fighter this week was ARUTIRDYET 5281.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NILITH 5243, ENCOLPIUS 5268, LUHAR 5244, HORN ROCK 5113, 4U2NV 5224, 
A.A. SHOCK 5054, FIREBOW 5279, LUCY 5253, GILAN 5242, and OCCY 5160.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HULIK (29-4992) MID EARTH (223)