DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/25/2010    Duedate: 09/07/2010

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-639

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              TRINKET
                               SERPENTS HOLD (470)
                               (29-5517) [7-2-0,89]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRON IMPACTER                  THERAEUS
METAL MINCERS (256)            CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
(29-5315) [13-10-0,97]         (29-5506) [6-4-0,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET WALKERS (97)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD (470)         58
2. STREET WALKERS (97)         52      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. CLAN CROW (456)             45      Unchartered Team
4. TRAIL OF TEARS (229)        31
5. CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)       29      SERPENTS HOLD (470)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 METAL MINCERS (256)      611 410 14 59.8   1/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      10  5 1
 2/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      642 431 56 59.8   2/ 1 MID EARTH (223)           9  6 0
 3- 3 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   188 136 20 58.0   3/ 9 CLAN CROW (456)           8  6 0
 4/ 4 MID EARTH (223)          544 488 23 52.7   4/ 3 TREKKERS (462)            8  7 0
 5/ 5 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     25  23  3 52.1   5/ 4 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     7  8 1
 6/ 6 TREKKERS (462)            73  72  1 50.3   6/ 8*SERPENTS HOLD (470)       6  6 2
 7/ 7 EQUESTORS (158)          812 859 53 48.6   7/ 7 EQUESTORS (158)           6  9 1
 8/ 8 ZODIAC (459)              34  37  2 47.9   8/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5 10 0
 9/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     553 652 12 45.9   9/ 5 METAL MINCERS (256)       4  2 1
10/11 CLAN CROW (456)           86 102  6 45.7  10/12 ZODIAC (459)              4  3 1
11/10 MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)    10  12  1 45.5  11/11 MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)    3  4 0
12/13*SERPENTS HOLD (470)       14  18  3 43.8  12/10 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      3 12 0
13/12 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     186 242 14 43.5  13-13 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Interesting, I don't appear any different now that I am immortal.  I'm still the
same 15(16)-14(15)-6-15-17-10-7 SL...  I had a style identity crisis, I should have
been a Wall of Steel, but Deep Thought wanted to try a semi-scummy slasher.  I wish I
could go out as the Duelmaster, but I will accept just graduating as I am DT's first
slasher in ADM.  My fav rhythms are HI/VL (good thing I almost exclusively ran at 8-
2-7) and learns Rip, I guess so as I learned 18 of them so far.  I seem unable to
learn Def as I have only learned 1 Def skill.  DT thought my fav weapon was Battle
Axe, but it turned out to be Long Sword which I never tried because of the 7 DF, but
I will happily take LO.
     As I will now take up the new Long Sword provided by my team, I will bequeath to
the Lapurian Wall of Fame my prized Lirpa that I used to subdue Jim in our fight-to-
the-death.  I'm challenging Iron Impacter for my last fight if he does not avoid me.
Good luck to all and... Live Long and Prosper.

                                            Lord Protector,
                                            Mr. Spock

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 651): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 653): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 536): CASSIE ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 647): CYBERMANCER of DARK CREATIONS (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 649): GOLDEN EAGLE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 635): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 632): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 624): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 514): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 500): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 481): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): CHAKA KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 431): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 423): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 651): HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 653): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 536): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 649): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 635): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 632): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 624): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 514): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 500): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 481): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 437): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 431): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 431): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 649): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
              (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): LUCKY EIREANN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          MR. SPOCK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
              (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 632): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                       (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     As you might expect.  Yep.  As you might expect, I, Iron Impacter, an Duelmaster
and holder of the throne of Lapur.  How proper is that?  Can't say that Lhisson was
easy, (like them Street Walkers) but sure can say I ended on top.  (like with them
Street Walkers).
     Hope I won't be here long as one more fiver with that fourteenth will have me
waltzin' around on The Isle.  'S where I belong.  Yup; where I belong.  This next
victory is THE ONE.
     Thought I'd give ya some insight to where we borgs were when we was made.  How
about them apples?
          ST- 5,10,11,14,21
          CN- 10,11,13,14,15
          SZ- 7,7,10,17,20
          WT- 6,14,15,17,21
          WL- 8,9,9,17,19
          SP- 3,9,10,12,16
          DF- 5,6,7,11,21
Ya wanna buy us?  If ole Oremaster and Lady Ora split, we might be a bargain!  What 
the hey?
     Otherwise, challenge me, if you've got the guts.
                   Iron Impacter, Duelmaster Borg

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to MID EARTH, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the STREET WALKERS 
stable.  For every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at 
METAL MINCERS, who went down to 5th from 9th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 
4-1-0 outing, CLAN CROW has advanced 6 places in the rankings.  STREET WALKERS is no 
joke as it posted a 5-0-0 week advancing from 2nd place to 1st place.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for DEATHWIND FORGE, who flew up 24 points in the rankings after mashing 
MR. SPOCK like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  LHISSON was defeated by TRINKET and drops 17 points.  
What does the Duelmaster and Piltdown Man have in common?  They are both the most 
challenged apes in human history!  Heyheyhey!  Drawing on all of his experience as a 
19-18-3 warrior, LUCKY EIREANN went for the Duelmastership against IRON IMPACTER this 
week.  In front of all the crowds, LUCKY EIREANN took the Duelmaster's crown for his 
own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to 
deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid STREET WALKERS, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does LAPUR really have that many 
liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch CLAN CROW's act in the arena.  Those 
acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from STREET WALKERS.  In a touching 
display by a 'touched' warrior, MISTY RAIN went after PINKY, who was higher by 22 
points.  Well, when the dust settled, MISTY RAIN was defeated by PINKY.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  This week 14-17-0 LIEUTENANT 
WORF was sent to the Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters with similar records who 
might take notice of this.  Proving again that LAPUR is not rated G, CANCER of the 
ZODIAC slew the warrior FIRE CRYSTAL in a rather bloody bout.  Let's look for a 
bloodfeud.  And who needs the Dark Arena if you've got CANCER around?  This week he 
decorated his armor with FIRE CRYSTAL.  Who's next?  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in LAPUR have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat 
it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YURI 5188                    16   8  2   109       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283         16  21  0    97       CLAN CROW (456)
 IRON IMPACTER 5315           13  10  0    97       METAL MINCERS (256)
 GAEGLIN 5437                 16  10  0    95       MID EARTH (223)
 RINDEL 5346                  22  17  0    94       MID EARTH (223)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324        10   6  1    93       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRINKET 5517                  7   2  0    89       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            8   4  0    85       METAL MINCERS (256)
 KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439        11   9  1    83       CLAN CROW (456)
 BUTTERFLY 5388               15  19  2    76       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 GEMINI 5364                   9   8  0    71       ZODIAC (459)
 QUARK 5505                    7   3  0    68       TREKKERS (462)
 PINKY 5491                   11   3  0    67       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANCER 5363                   8   8  1    67       ZODIAC (459)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LHISSON 5456                 15   9  0    64       MID EARTH (223)
 GELLIUS 5448                 12  14  0    60       EQUESTORS (158)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MENHOIR 5529                  6   4  0    55       MID EARTH (223)
 LEO 5395                      8   5  0    53       ZODIAC (459)
 DAERELON 5532                 4   4  1    50       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 CONSTABLE ODO 5472            8   9  0    49       TREKKERS (462)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518          7   2  0    49       CLAN CROW (456)
 GILEAN YASUR 5567             4   1  0    49       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 MISTY RAIN 5459               9  15  2    46       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 RAPID ADJUSTMENT 5545         5   3  0    44       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
 MARY WANNA 5558               6   1  2    41       STREET WALKERS (97)
 THERAEUS 5506                 6   4  0    40       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 SARYN 5552                    5   2  0    36       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 JEHLCH 5528                   6   4  1    35       MID EARTH (223)
 STAINLESS SHAKER 5479         9   6  0    34       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMPER 5555                   3   2  0    27       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMRIDER 5520               6   5  0    23       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 VIEDRAS 5562                  4   2  1    23       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 LOCUTUS OF BORG 5579          3   1  0    21       TREKKERS (462)
-YARARA 5515                   1   1  1    21       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 CARNAGE 5593                  1   0  0    21       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 OSTARA 5534                   4   5  3    20       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595        1   0  0    20       STREET WALKERS (97)
-BOODIKKA 5433                 2   2  0    19       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-LUCE 5557                     2   1  1    18       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
 B. FURIOUS 5596               1   0  0    13       STREET WALKERS (97)
 RUTILIUS 5585                 2   1  1    12       EQUESTORS (158)
 VERUS 5590                    1   1  0    12       EQUESTORS (158)
 MILEY VIRUS 5588              1   1  0    10       STREET WALKERS (97)
 REGULUS 5576                  2   2  0     8       EQUESTORS (158)
 THUNDERBOLD 5573              1   4  0     7       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SPICILLUS 5564                1   4  0     7       EQUESTORS (158)
 IRONIE O'BANTER 5571          1   3  0     6       CLAN CROW (456)
-DUTCH SCHULTZ 5452            0   2  0     2       GANGSTAS (465)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CHICKADEE 5582          1  2 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   VIEDRAS 5562          639   
FIRE CRYSTAL 5476       6 12 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   CANCER 5363           639   
SNOWSHADOW 5494         3  9 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   DAERELON 5532         635  NOT REVENGED
CLODIUS 5570            0  1 0 EQUESTORS 158        LUCE 5557             635  NOT REVENGED
SERPENT 2 5589          0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    ARENAMASTER KYAL      639  NONE
STILETTO 5513           3  3 2 SERPENTS HOLD 470    SHEWISH GIANT         639  NONE
PARRY COMO 5581         0  2 0 STREET WALKERS 97    RUTILIUS 5585         637  REVENGED
APRIL 5553              2  2 1 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   JEHLCH 5528           635  REVENGED
DUBIOUS DUCKLING 5586   0  1 0 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   YARARA 5515           637   
ONE 5597                0  1 0 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   ARENAMASTER KYAL      639  NONE
THREE 5599              0  1 0 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   ARENAMASTER KYAL      639  NONE
TWO 5598                0  1 0 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   SHAMBLING MOUND       639  NONE
LIEUTENANT WORF 5383   14 17 0 TREKKERS 462         ARENAMASTER KYAL      639  NONE
SCORPIO 5415            5  4 1 ZODIAC 459           STILETTO 5513         637   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We offer our heartfelt congratulations to Lord Protectors Lucky Eireann of Clan Crow
and Mr. Spock of Trekkers. -- Ora, Oremaster, and The Metal Mincers

Aye, git 'em outta here! -- Oremaster

Lhisson -- Sorry, Bud, but I wanted what you had, and I decided to take it. -- Iron
Impacter

Gratters ta me 'borg Impacter.  Duelmaster Champeen!  Aye. -- Oremaster

Constable Odo -- There was a whole lot of shakin' goin' on, and I am still standing.
Har, har. -- Stainless Shaker

     Better shaken than stirred.

Ahoy there, Lady Ora, me borgs done been undefeated this'n turn.  MY borgs.  Aye. --
Oremaster

Great spotlight, Visionist.  And thanks for sponsoring the annual awards.  Yu da man!
Aye. -- Ora, Oremaster, and The Metal Mincers

Rapid Adjustment -- Perhaps you are correct, though I have little knowledge of this
"Kurosawa" you speak of.  The fight was definitely different from what I am used to,
and I was plainly out of my comfort zone.  I tip my hat to your skill. -- Theraeus

Ostara -- WOW!  You're flexible.  I like that... -- Gilean Yasur

Fire Crystal -- Thank you for the lessons.  They are greatly appreciated. -- Viedras

Cardow Hunters -- Each time I step out onto the sands, I expect to see one of your
warriors, come to avenge Snowshadow.  This makes me nervous, and I'd just as soon get
it over with.  How 'bout it? -- Daerelon

To All the recent Grads -- O'l Owsly here be liken to wish ye all the best.  We be
damn proud O' ye all. -- Owsly

Thunderbold -- Ye be thinkin me be kissin stones eh?  Ye not be jelous O' the stones
are ye?  Or maybe ye be a little dazed from all the smacking ye around me did before
you got a good lick or two in on me.  Either way golems not be me type.  They be
having no feelins. -- Ironie O'Banter

To the Lapur graduates -- Being the pompus arse that Owsly always makes me out too
be, I feel I need to point out to you all that I feel I played a crucial roll to all
of you in making your graduations attainable.  After all I've lost to all of you at
least once if not many more.  As a result I expect a stipend from each of you so that
I may take more pleasures at the Warty Toad.  I might also add that this will help me
with putting up with Owsly constantly riding my arse to do better! -- Sincerely,
Deathwind Forge

Ora -- Me be thinkin you said something awhile back about the mop and broom be well
suited to O' Oremaster.  Are me ears gettin that bad? -- Owsly

Deathwind Forge -- Well fought, it could have gone either way. -- Rindel

Lucky Eireann -- Your name suits you, except when we fight. <Grin> -- Lhisson

Snowdrop -- I last a lot longer than I thought I would. -- Jehlch

Snowdrop, Whip Me Houston, Mr. Spock and Lucky Eireann, congrats on your invites. --
All of the Mid Earth Guild

Lucky Eireann -- The dreaded "too hotly engaged" strikes again. -- Gaeglin

Iron Impactor -- May the fleas of a thousand yacks infest your arm pits. -- Lhisson

     Good one!

Locutus of Borg -- Wow welcome to dueling school on steroids. -- Jehlch

Stormrider -- Thanks for helping me finally get above 50%! -- Menhoir

Ora and Oremaster -- Congrats on your 5 awards and free turn.  The question is will
you take advantage of the free turn by fighting all 5 of ye 'ol borgs next turn. --
Visionist

Rapid Adjustment -- I see that, but not quite rapid enough, hmm?  We butterflies flit
fast when we have to. -- Butterfly

Viedras -- You certainly had your learning cap on!  And I was wearing my winning hat,
so we both came out ahead.  Good. -- Fire Crystal

Menhoir -- Why do I feel like a very large stone fell on me? -- Stormrider

Luce -- You're a malignant deceiver?  Wow, it doesn't show... guess that's some of
the deceit working, huh? -- Chickadee

Verus -- Heck.  Veritably so. -- Thunderbold
P.S.  Why aren't you listed as Roman, the way Caesar's guys are?

Encolpius -- Which is good. -- Butterfly

Our congratulations to Lucky Eireann and Mr. Spock.  An odd couple, but so it goes.
-- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

21 August 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

LIEUTENANT WORF was butchered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STILETTO was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
TWO was slaughtered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
ONE was assassinated by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SERPENT 2 was murdered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
THREE was butchered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
LUCKY EIREANN defeated IRON IMPACTER in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
GAEGLIN handily defeated BUTTERFLY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GILEAN YASUR lost to QUARK in a 2 minute beginner vs. expert Challenge duel.
MENHOIR defeated RAPID ADJUSTMENT in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
MISTY RAIN lost to PINKY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CAIRRAIG AMADAN luckily beat THERAEUS in a action packed 7 minute Challenge match.
DAERELON savagely defeated STAINLESS SHAKER in a exciting 2 minute Challenge fight.
SARYN devastated STORMRIDER in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
IRONIE O'BANTER was devastated by RAMPER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
RINDEL overcame GEMINI in a 3 minute uneven fight.
MR. SPOCK was overpowered by DEATHWIND FORGE in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
LHISSON was devastated by TRINKET in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KILLIAN MCGUINES overpowered GELLIUS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
CANCER executed FIRE CRYSTAL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
LEO bested JEHLCH in a 2 minute contest.
CONSTABLE ODO overpowered BOND SERVANT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
OSTARA was demolished by MARY WANNA in a 1 minute uneven bout.
VIEDRAS dispatched CHICKADEE in a 2 minute fray.
THUNDERBOLD was bested by RUTILIUS in a 2 minute gory novice's bout.
REGULUS was overpowered by CARNAGE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LOCUTUS OF BORG defeated VERUS in a 2 minute novice's duel.
MILEY VIRUS defeated SPICILLUS in a exciting 1 minute beginner's match.
B. FURIOUS won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's fray.
CAPT. ANTSY PANTS overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  22 -  4      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   42 -  38 -  4      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  35 -  2      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        39 -  48 -  6      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  19 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  49 -  3      29  |

Turn 639 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  8         4  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         3 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  IRON IMPACTER 5315         13  10  0   97 METAL MINCERS (256)
LUNGING ATTACK   GAEGLIN 5437               16  10  0   95 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RINDEL 5346                22  17  0   94 MID EARTH (223)
AIMED BLOW       TRINKET 5517                7   2  0   89 SERPENTS HOLD (470)
SLASHING ATTACK  MENHOIR 5529                6   4  0   55 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-LUNGE      LEO 5395                    8   5  0   53 ZODIAC (459)
TOTAL PARRY      CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518        7   2  0   49 CLAN CROW (456)
PARRY-STRIKE     RAPID ADJUSTMENT 5545       5   3  0   44 MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IRON IMPACTER 5315.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THERAEUS 5506.  The ten other most popular fighters were IRON IMPACTER 5315, 
B. FURIOUS 5596, DAERELON 5532, GEMINI 5364, LEO 5395, QUARK 5505, PINKY 5491, SARYN 
5552, RINDEL 5346, and RUTILIUS 5585.

The least popular fighter this week was REGULUS 5576.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OSTARA 5534, JEHLCH 5528, FIRE CRYSTAL 5476, IRONIE O'BANTER 5571, 
STAINLESS SHAKER 5479, CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518, RAPID ADJUSTMENT 5545, BUTTERFLY 5388, 
SERPENT 2 5589, and ONE 5597.

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

LUCKY EIREANN (29-5285) CLAN CROW (456)
MR. SPOCK (29-5380) TREKKERS (462)