DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/30/2010    Duedate: 07/13/2010

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-635

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SNOWDROP
TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
(29-5400) [16-10-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SILVER SAW                     THERAEUS
METAL MINCERS (256)            CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
(29-5287) [17-10-1,132]        (29-5506) [5-1-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHIP ME HOUSTON                GELLIUS
STREET WALKERS (97)            EQUESTORS (158)
(29-5397) [19-9-0,89]          (29-5448) [11-11-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET WALKERS (97)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EQUESTORS (158)             32
2. OPEN HAND (466)             29      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)       28      Unchartered Team
4. MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)      26
5. STREET WALKERS (97)         23      CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      605 408 13 59.7   1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      10  5 3
 2/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)      628 425 55 59.6   2/ 2*CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     9  3 1
 3/ 8*CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     15  13  2 53.6   3/ 4 MID EARTH (223)           7  8 1
 4/ 4 MID EARTH (223)          531 481 23 52.5   4/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  8 1
 5- 5 TREKKERS (462)            63  62  1 50.4   5/ 6 EQUESTORS (158)           6  8 0
 6/ 7 EQUESTORS (158)          805 846 52 48.8   6/ 3 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      6  9 2
 7/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     547 639 12 46.1   7/ 9 OPEN HAND (466)           6  9 0
 8/10 CLAN CROW (456)           77  93  6 45.3   8/12*MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)    5  0 1
 9/11 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     181 228 13 44.3   9/13 CLAN CROW (456)           4  5 0
10/ 6*SERPENTS HOLD (470)        7   9  1 43.8  10/ 7*SERPENTS HOLD (470)       4  6 1
11/12 OPEN HAND (466)           40  53  3 43.0  11- 5 TREKKERS (462)            4  6 0
12/13*MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)     5   7  1 41.7  12/11 METAL MINCERS (256)       3  3 0
13/ 1*MOSTLY MISSING (471)       3   5  1 37.5  13/10*MOSTLY MISSING (471)      2  5 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Well, looks like this will be my last turn in this wonderful arena.  And since
I'll follow tradition and head to the dark arena for my final fight I thought I'd
give you the little details before I retire.
     11-10-12-17-17-8-9 and I'm leaving with a Master in initiative, ADX in attack,
with EXs in defense and parry.  I'm told my favorite weapon is the epee (which I
never tried due to my inadequate deftness)  I favor a Mod/VH fighting rhythm and
focused on parry skills.
     I must admit that not being able to find my favorite weapon was quite
frustrating, and I finally just gave up and kept using the old reliable longsword for
most of my career since I did alright with it.  It came as no surprise that the parry
skills was my favorite, when you consider that of the 61 skills I learned in the
arena 15 of them were parry, while only learning 9 attack skills.  I believe it's
safe to say that my manager was very pleased with my record considering that fact
alone.
     I can't tell you ALL my dirty little secrets, but let's just say some of you
would be shocked to know what a few of these manly men wear under their armor....

Lady Protector Bimbo Slice

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 647): SHADY SHIPWRIGHT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 649): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 528): BLACKBUCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 643): MAXIMILLIAN of VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 645): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 636): LIMA BEAN EXPRESS of FOOD FIGHT! (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 637): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 321): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 634): RINDEL of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 318): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 631): E. BLISS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 628): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 620): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 582): ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 296): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 290): BOGBANE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 510): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 497): SAI JIN of THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Mangusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 477): BARLO CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 471): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 226): HERCULES of AIR CANADA (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 432): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 427): DEBBIE GREEN of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 419): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 534): CORNELIUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 647): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 649): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 528): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 643): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 645): NIGHTMARE WRATH (The Laughing Man, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 636): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 637): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 321): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 634): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 318): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 631): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 628): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 620): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 582): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 296): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 290): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 510): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 497): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (Stronghold?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 477): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 471): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 226): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 433): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 427): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 419): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 535): THE WILLBURYS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 527): RAMSHORN of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 634): BIMBO SLICE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (turn 633): VINDOCOMUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 631): E. BLISS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 630): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          EAST TO WEST of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 427): DEBBIE GREEN of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                      (turn 426): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greeting my fellow Lapurians.  I am honored to be addressing you.  I am here
thanks to Mr. Spock'S superior logic.  You see he won both of our previous
encounters, but one thing logic fails to comprehend.  Pure dumb luck.
     In our first first fight long ago he dominated, beating me from pillar to post.
But in our last fight, which was just a few turns back, he won due to an extreme
amount of luck.  Another thing his logic didn't take into account was that I have
been spending endless hours training and studying my opponents' tendencies under
Kalimac, my guilds weaponmaster.
     So remember this my friends, it may be better to be lucky than good, but luck is
fickle and can abandon you in a heartbeat.  Dedication and training will never fail
you.

Duelmaster Rindel of the Mid Earth Guild

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly LAPUR games.  Fortune did not smile upon TREKKERS this 
time out who this turn suffered a fall into 11th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week CARDOW HUNTERS went 2-3-0 to move up 4 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes 
note the 3-0-1 record which MALIGNANT DECEIT managed to post this round?  I don't 
doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  SPICILLUS caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested OSTARA and was awarded 18 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SPICILLUS put down OSTARA, 
causing her to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  Who here was not 
present for the title fight this week as SNOWDROP boldly challenged RINDEL in order 
to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  The city has turned out in honor of SNOWDROP, 
for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest position in the 
city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city LAPUR.  LAPUR, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy guilds 
is STREET WALKERS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding STREET WALKERS.  Indeed it was MID EARTH.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  LHISSON take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in LAPUR.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it 
seems that MAGDALA posted a challenge against the more highly recognized TRINKET.  
The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand MAGDALA was bested by TRINKET.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  BIMBO SLICE has sworn to take up religion upon living to tell of 
hers recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing indeed!  The warrior's 
path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week 
SNOWSHADOW, at 3-9-0, departed LAPUR forever.  Walk proud, warriors of STREET 
WALKERS!  By striking down STILETTO you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your 
virtue is known to all in LAPUR.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in LAPUR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWDROP 5400                16  10  0   110       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER SAW 5287              17  10  1   132       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268               21  24  1   108       EQUESTORS (158)
 LHISSON 5456                 14   6  0   100       MID EARTH (223)
-MR. SPOCK 5380               17  10  0    94       TREKKERS (462)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283         15  18  0    93       CLAN CROW (456)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324        10   6  1    93       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397         19   9  0    89       STREET WALKERS (97)
 RINDEL 5346                  19  16  0    89       MID EARTH (223)
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            8   4  0    85       METAL MINCERS (256)
 IRON IMPACTER 5315           12   9  0    80       METAL MINCERS (256)
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285           17  17  3    79       CLAN CROW (456)
 GAEGLIN 5437                 13   9  0    77       MID EARTH (223)
 DARIUS 5467                  10   5  0    76       OPEN HAND (466)
 BUTTERFLY 5388               13  17  2    75       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIEUTENANT WORF 5383         13  14  0    65       TREKKERS (462)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518          6   0  0    57       CLAN CROW (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439         8   9  1    55       CLAN CROW (456)
 THERAEUS 5506                 5   1  0    55       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 GELLIUS 5448                 11  11  0    54       EQUESTORS (158)
 BAHRAM 5445                   8  12  1    53       OPEN HAND (466)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISTY RAIN 5459               9  11  2    52       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 TRINKET 5517                  4   1  0    48       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 PINKY 5491                    7   3  0    47       STREET WALKERS (97)
 METHODICAL MALICE 5539        3   1  1    43       MOSTLY MISSING (471)
 DAERELON 5532                 3   1  1    42       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
-CONSTABLE ODO 5472            6   7  0    41       TREKKERS (462)
 SARYN 5552                    3   0  0    37       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARY WANNA 5558               3   0  2    32       STREET WALKERS (97)
 RAPID ADJUSTMENT 5545         3   1  0    32       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
 STORMRIDER 5520               5   2  0    31       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-QUARK 5505                    4   2  0    30       TREKKERS (462)
 MAGDALA 5474                  6   6  1    25       OPEN HAND (466)
 FIRE CRYSTAL 5476             5   9  0    24       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STAINLESS SHAKER 5479         6   5  0    23       METAL MINCERS (256)
 TANE 5480                     5   6  0    22       OPEN HAND (466)
 JEHLCH 5528                   4   2  1    21       MID EARTH (223)
 STILETTO 5513                 1   1  1    19       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 IRYANA 5492                   4   6  0    18       OPEN HAND (466)
 SPICILLUS 5564                1   0  0    18       EQUESTORS (158)
 SKUNK CABBAGE 5512            3   5  1    15       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 VIEDRAS 5562                  1   1  0    12       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 OSTARA 5534                   2   3  2    11       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 LUCE 5557                     1   0  1    11       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
 GILEAN YASUR 5567             1   0  0    11       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 MENHOIR 5529                  2   4  0    10       MID EARTH (223)
 RAMPER 5555                   1   0  0    10       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
-DUTCH SCHULTZ 5452            0   2  0     2       GANGSTAS (465)
 THUNDERBOLD 5573              0   1  0     1       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BALBUS 5569                   0   1  0     1       EQUESTORS (158)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SKYDANCER 5521          2  3 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   APRIL 5553            633   
SNOWSHADOW 5494         3  9 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   DAERELON 5532         635   
AELEKTYR 5530           0  2 0 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  OSTARA 5534           631  REVENGED
GRU-MUNCHER 5509        2  4 1 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  OSTARA 5534           633  REVENGED
LAYUNDEGRAS 5563        0  1 0 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  MARY WANNA 5558       634   
ATTICUS 5458            9 10 0 EQUESTORS 158        BUTTERFLY 5388        634   
CLODIUS 5570            0  1 0 EQUESTORS 158        LUCE 5557             635   
FLAVIANUS 5524          0  4 0 EQUESTORS 158        MARY WANNA 5558       633   
FUZZY BUNNY SLIP 5537   0  1 0 MOSTLY MISSING 471   BLACK ORC             635  NONE
LOOPTY 5536             0  3 0 MOSTLY MISSING 471   SHAMBLING MOUND       635  NONE
SEE YA 5568             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    STONE GOLEM           635  NONE
TIGRE 5561              0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    DARK CHAMPION         635  NONE
3DF 5572                0  1 0 STREET WALKERS 97    STONE GOLEM           635  NONE
LUCY LAWLESS 5559       1  1 0 STREET WALKERS 97    STILETTO 5513         634  JUST REVENGED
APRIL 5553              2  2 1 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   JEHLCH 5528           635   
COMMANDER DATA 5470     7  7 0 TREKKERS 462         METHODICAL MALIC 5539 634   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yo, Ora, me Saw done sliced Encolpius n' won.  Aye.  How aboot yer Shaker, now Hon.
(wink) -- Oremaster

Encolpius -- I had just enough juice to keep my blade a goin'.  That was fun. --
Silver Saw

Trinket -- You dirty rotten Serpent, you can kiss my anth! -- Stainless Shaker (mad
and not takin' it no more)

Oremaster -- You loud lout, you just run them all next turn and see what you do, Old
Man! -- Ora (wondering when that lawyer was going to show up)

Bimbo Slice -- Gratters, ye bodacious wench!  Aye.  Lord Pertecter!  Aye. --
Oremaster

Yes, Bimbo, well done.  And current Top Team at 9-6-2 for The Street Walkers?!  Wow!
-- Ora, The Metal Mincers, and HIM

Clubs N' Clones -- Great point gain!  Very well done! -- Ora, Oremaster, and The
Borgs

Bimbo Slice -- Dance?  No fast dances when I hold one of your, er, ah, stature.  I
want a slow dance to nestle right in those.... -- Silver Saw

Tane -- Are we talkin' swords?  Or we talkin' swords?  'Cause I can cross mine with
yours any day. -- Meth. Mal.

Trekkers -- NEXT Next Generation? -- Methodical Malice

Let me die, master.  Okay, Loopty.  Die, bitch!

Tane -- I have five on the dot.  How would you size me up big boy?  By the way, you
seem really good at standing up in one place without moving.  Have you given thoughts
to leaving the Gladiator biz and moving to the country to be a post? -- Rapid
Adjustment

Stiletto -- Now why'd ya have to go and do that?  Lucy was the best replacement I've
gotten here in Lapur in a long time.  Oh well, just the life of a warrior I guess.
I'm sending Pinky for the blood feud, and if she wins consider the matter closed. --
Roadkill
P.S.  Lucy 13-9-10-17-17-8-11 RIP (and her replacement is horrible)

Layundegras -- I swear I was aiming for your leg!!!  To bad I hit you everywhere
else.  I get the feeling that my next fight is going to prove to be very painful. --
Mary Wanna

Gaeglin -- On the bright side, at least you learned well.  That's gotta count for
something, right? -- Bimbo Slice

Magdala -- Didn't you kick my butt just a little while ago?? -- Pinky (desperately
trying to figure out what she did differently)

Misty Rain -- That was one challenge I was not expecting. -- Whip me Houston

Rindel -- Congrats on the title!  The question now is can you hold on to it?  I'm
sure I'm not the only one that has noticed that someone installed a revolving door on
the way to the throne. -- Roadkill

Lapur -- My sources have informed me that soon we should see the return of Scruffy
Puff and Sporkis.  Let's make sure we give them a warm Lapur welcome and kill every
decent warrior they have.  ;) -- Roadkill

Owsly -- Good to see you back. -- Roadkill (pronounced Mentally Challenged)

Vindocomus -- Sorry, I couldn't resist myself. -- Rindel

Silver Saw -- Damned borgs again! -- Gaeglin

Encolpius -- Impressive turnaround. -- Lhisson

Snowshadow -- Hmmm. the gods must be having a good laugh on both our accounts. --
Jehlch

Stormrider -- Till our paths cross again. -- Menhoir

All -- Last chance to make your choices in the Lapurian Awards.  All votes must be
sent to me or post in the arena newsletter by turn 636. -- Visionist

Bimbo Slice -- You %$#@!, you nearly killed me! -- Gaeglin

Viedras -- Hey!  How the?  But!  Argghhhh. -- Menhoir

Congrats to Bimbo Slice and Vindocomus on your invites. -- All the Mid Earth Guild

Loopty -- I did not try to bury you in the sand, those announcers get so
melodramatic!  I was just looking for some of your missing parts in the sand, is all.
-- Fire Crystal

Atticus -- Wow, found it in your attic, did you?  Amazing the stuff you can run
across in an attic. -- Butterfly
P.S.  Oh, heck, I did that?  I didn't intend it.  And frankly, as heavily as you were
armored, I don't see how it happened at all.

No doubt about it, begging does not pay. -- Stormrider

Jehlch -- Your name sounds like something I stepped on in the basement when it
flooded.  Makes me a little queasy just remembering. -- Snowshadow

Demonspawn -- One less golem, maybe, but we don't need to encourage killers in the
arena.  Too many deaths, managers quit. -- Snowshadow

Our congratulations to Bimbo Slice. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Street Walkers -- You are not the only one they have been challengeing. -- Spartacus

Lapur -- Well after these last three turns I will be fielding a new team--2 deaths in
the family and retirement.

Silver Saw -- Thanks for the learns, unfortunately they came a little late in my
career. -- Encolpius

Buttercup -- Vengeance is mine. sayeth Jove. -- Spartacus

Lapur -- As the reviled Vindocomus departs, a short bio.  Actually finished with a
winning record 25-21.  He was born 3-13-10-12-11-11-10.  When he finally matured he
was  9-13-10-17-11-11-13.  He could not carry a whole lot but he was capable of good
damage and was very quick on his feet.  He was naturally adept with the war hammer
but he preferred the scimitar.  He achieved advanced expert ratings in riposte,
attack and initiative; with a master rating in decisiveness.  He attended two
tournaments with a 0-5 record and 6 learns. -- Spartacus

19 June 2010
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 turns)
           Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate. (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made
on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter. NO EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the newsletter
by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No multiple teams or
aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate disqualification
(including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to take any multiple
teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by
Turn 1.  In other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the
Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn
3.  All conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification,
and Gift Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 5 of
the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final. (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Duelmaster                                       +2

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is ALLOWED and encouraged.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 25 15 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) wins
such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 50 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths will be applied the Turn
after RSI posts tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e., if the
results post on North Fork turn 275, points will be credited on North Fork turn 276
to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be
awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  It is
the responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two for each manager in the winning
alliance);
        3.  Known Favorites for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus potion for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIMBO SLICE viciously butchered BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
LOOPTY was murdered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
FUZZY BUNNY SLIPPER was narrowly killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
3DF was slain by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
TIGRE was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PINKY beat STILETTO in a 2 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
VIEDRAS was handily defeated by MARY WANNA in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
SNOWDROP vanquished RINDEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title duel.
GAEGLIN was vanquished by ENCOLPIUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DARIUS vanquished KILLIAN MCGUINES in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CAIRRAIG AMADAN beat GELLIUS in a exciting 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MAGDALA was devastated by TRINKET in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DAERELON murdered SNOWSHADOW in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge match.
RAPID ADJUSTMENT slimly won victory over FIRE CRYSTAL in a 3 minute conflict.
SKUNK CABBAGE lost to TANE in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
IRYANA was devastated by STORMRIDER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
APRIL was killed by JEHLCH in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
LHISSON viciously subdued LUCKY EIREANN in a popular 2 minute brutal brawl.
IRON IMPACTER was subdued by DEATHWIND FORGE in a exciting 1 minute veteran's bout.
SILVER SAW defeated WHIP ME HOUSTON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's conflict.
BUTTERFLY overpowered MISTY RAIN in a 2 minute uneven fight.
BAHRAM demolished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven bout.
METHODICAL MALICE lost to THERAEUS in a 1 minute fray.
SARYN devastated MENHOIR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
OSTARA was defeated by SPICILLUS in a exciting 1 minute beginner's fight.
GILEAN YASUR overpowered BALBUS in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
LUCE murdered CLODIUS in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
RAMPER vanquished THUNDERBOLD in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  22 -  2      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  32 -  2      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  33 -  2      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        38 -  33 -  8      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  10 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  23 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  47 -  4      31  |

Turn 635 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         4 -  5         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  8         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SNOWDROP 5400              16  10  0  110 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
SLASHING ATTACK  SILVER SAW 5287            17  10  1  132 METAL MINCERS (256)
AIMED BLOW       LHISSON 5456               14   6  0  100 MID EARTH (223)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397       19   9  0   89 STREET WALKERS (97)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RINDEL 5346                19  16  0   89 MID EARTH (223)
STRIKING ATTACK  IRON IMPACTER 5315         12   9  0   80 METAL MINCERS (256)
TOTAL PARRY      CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518        6   0  0   57 CLAN CROW (456)
BASHING ATTACK   DAERELON 5532               3   1  1   42 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GELLIUS 5448.  The ten other most popular fighters were LHISSON 5456, 3DF 
5572, SEE YA 5568, DARIUS 5467, FIRE CRYSTAL 5476, APRIL 5553, SILVER SAW 5287, 
SPICILLUS 5564, PINKY 5491, and ENCOLPIUS 5268.

The least popular fighter this week was THUNDERBOLD 5573.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CLODIUS 5570, BALBUS 5569, MENHOIR 5529, METHODICAL MALICE 
5539, IRYANA 5492, SKUNK CABBAGE 5512, SNOWSHADOW 5494, MAGDALA 5474, KILLIAN 
MCGUINES 5439, and GAEGLIN 5437.

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

BIMBO SLICE (29-5386) STREET WALKERS (97)