Date   : 10/29/2008    Duedate: 11/11/2008


DM-30    TURN-587

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-4728) [11-6-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BROTHER J.J.                   POSITION IS EMPTY
LENPROS (145)                  
(30-4728) [11-6-0,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED DOG GANG (356)             RED DOG GANG (356)
(30-4766) [18-7-1,99]          (30-4766) [18-7-1,99]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RED DOG GANG (356)          22
2. LENPROS (145)               17      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)   9      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)           9
5. GAMEHENDGE (299)           -11      SQUELCH (289)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 THE WARLOCKS (430)       205 130 12 61.2   1/ 1 RED DOG GANG (356)       10  5 1
 2/ 3 LENPROS (145)            %1028 664 31 60.8   2/ 2 LENPROS (145)             8  4 0
 3/ 4 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 258 195  9 57.0   3/ 3 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  3  0 0
 4/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)         209 204 11 50.6   4/ 4 THE WARLOCKS (430)        2  1 1
 5/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356)       595 749 13 44.3   5/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)          2  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

+ ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #16 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Herlas paced, frowning, glancing out at the dark gardens of the royal palace in
Andor, then at his compaion, Lady Protector Sir Crystal Fireblade.  It was true that
he resented the demands of Lord Korneth, any magician worth his grimoire would resent
them.  Any magician above the skill required to pull a rabbit out of a hat would have
been as resentful and would have had as much trouble as he had trying to make that
pathetic golem believable as the king of the Andorian League.  He wondered again if
Korneth was deliberately setting him up to fail.  It would be just like that
untrustworthy schemer!  But he, Herlas of Zensu, had been, well, not to put too fine
a point on it, rightfully called a "renegade mage" for years, more years than he
cared to count.  Which meant that the declaration he was about to make went against a
lifetime of custom.  It wasn't easy.  He sighed.
     "Yes," he said, "I will join you in wholly supporting the 'good of the Andorian
League' by whatever means necessary.  And pray I don't die in the doing, because my
ancestors would disown me and turn me out of the family tomb."
     "Are you always this gloomy?" Crystal asked.
     "Gods, woman!  This isn't gloom, it's a reasonable appreciation of the
commitment, the risks, and the entanglements I'm undertaking."
     "Not all the consequences will be bad," she said.
     "For you, perhaps.  I'm sure life is much simpler for a warrior.  But for a
     She snorted.  "You're enjoying this, aren't you?"
     He paused in his pacing and drew himself up to his full height.  Took a deep
breath, held it for a moment, then blew it out.  "I do like a little drama from time
to time," he admitted.  "There's nothing wrong with that, is there?"
     "So long as it doesn't get in the way of doing the job."
     "Ah.  Yes.  The job....  Let's be specific here.  What, exactly, do you see as
my part in this 'job'?"
     She looked away, silent for the space of three breaths.  Then she sighed.  "I'm
almost certain that the king is gone... or dead.  As certain as I can be without
seeing his body.  But if there's any way you could make sure we're right in that--
scrying or something?  Magic mirrors?"
     "Well, maybe.  Not the Isle of the Eye, though, that's completely shielded."
     "You can make sure he isn't hidden in the palace, though, right?  Or anywhere
around, any estate or--"
     "Yes, I could check those," Herlas said after a moment's thought.  "I could do
that now.  But it would be best if you left before I started."
     Damn the woman, she was too suspicious.  Well, perhaps not without cause, but
still.  "Because it's dangerous--"  He held up his hand to stop her protest.  "I'm
sure you aren't afraid of danger, but why take an unnecessary chance?  Using magic is
like lighting a fire on a dark night, suddenly the magician is visible to any other
mage around.  And vulnerable, because it isn't possible to project any kind of spell
through a shield, so I will be making an unprotected target of myself... and anyone
near me.  Better to avoid that, don't you think?"
     "That assumes there's another magician around who cares what you do," she
pointed out.  "I haven't heard of one, or seen any sign of one."
     "Nor have I, but there must be some other magician.  Some of the things that
have happened--"  He shrugged.  "I have no proof, I suppose, but I can feel the
presence of another magician, I can taste his interest in this business."
     She frowned, still suspicious, but finally nodded.  "Okay.  I'll leave you to
it, then, and we'll meet to compare notes--there are some lines I can pursue--
tomorrow evening?"
     "Fine.  Ah... yes, that would be fine."  They were going to need a plausible
reason to be meeting often, because as suspicious as the lady knight was, Korneth was
more suspicious.  Korneth didn't trust anyone.  There was one obvious reason for a
man and a woman to get together in the evenings, but Herlas had a feeling that Lady
Crystal Fireblade wasn't going to go for that one.  Well, not tonight's problem.
     He shut the door behind her and turned to his tools.
                         *****   ***   *****   ***   *****
     Crystal Fireblade walked slowly across the grounds of the White Palace.  The
night was cold with an edge of frost, but her cloak was warm enough, and she had a
lot to think about.  She wished for her manager or some of her teammates.  That it
should come to trusting that renegade magician Herlas with the safety of the Andorian
League!  He might as well have "untrustworthy" tatooed across his forehead.  True, he
*said* he had changed sides and would work for the good of Andoria, but can a man who
will change sides once be trusted?  But there was no one else at hand.  Perhaps she
should go back to Aruak City, there must be somebody left she'd know--
     The wind whirled fallen leaves in front of her, startling her out of her
concentration.  Just as well, her thoughts weren't going anywhere but around in
circles.  Odd that the wind should come up so suddenly, though.  She glanced around,
then frowned.  She had spent a lot of time in the palace when the true king had been
in residence, but this was a part of the gardens she didn't recognize.  Of course it
was night, with very little moonlight, but still--
     Half a dozen men, just darker shapes in the darkness, burst out of cover.
Crystal flipped her cloak back to clear her sword for action even as she looked for
escape routes.  She was good, very good, but the odds here were not in her favor, and
she'd grown past the stage where retreat was equated with cowardice.  The wind picked
up again, moaning in the trees and covering any sounds her attackers might be making.
     Blew more clouds across the moon and stars.  Her mouth set in a grim line as the
garden vanished into total darkness.  At least she didn't have any friends nearby to
worry about.  Anyone other than herself moving here was an enemy.  She drew her
sword, dropping into a fighting crouch.  Breathed the night air, waiting.  Wet earth
and the sour tang of fallen leaves and something else, warm and animal, rank and
fetid.  Like the lion cage in a menagerie.
     Aruaki?  But they didn't smell like big cats when in human form, and these had
been man-shaped when they launched their attack.
     No time to think about that now, or think at all.  She couldn't hear them move,
but felt the displaced air as one or more came toward her.  She pivoted, sword moving
without thought.  Felt the jolt as it bit into flesh, sliced through, jammed against
bone.  Backed up, pulling and twisting to free the blade.  Slammed an elbow into a
half-guessed presence to the side.  The wind whistled, whirling up leaves and dust to
sting her eyes, not that her eyes were doing her any good right now, but--  The sword
came free and she turned, slashing across the night.  More strikes, she could smell
fresh blood, but how many she'd hurt and how badly... she couldn't tell.  The wind
seized her cloak, flapping it forward to impede her arms.  She remembered someone
saying to her once that bad luck killed as many warriors as enemies did, while she
tore at the clasp to get rid of the cloak.  Couldn't feel what she was doing with her
fingers numbed by cold.  Warmth coming up behind her, she turned, slashing the cloak
impatiently, stumbled.  A weight across her shoulders.  Pain somewhere behind the
wall of her fighting concentration.  Blood running hot down her arm.  Hot bodies
crowding too closely for her to use her sword skills.  Someone behind her, fingers
closing around her throat.  She slammed her head backward into something hard.  A
yowl of beastial outrage.  The grip on her neck tightening.  No air.  Blackness.

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 301): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 605): ECRU ELEPHANT of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 604): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 597): SERAPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 594): SOLDIER 8 of MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 593): ELINDOR IMARDA of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 590): SUZETTE CREPPAY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 586): OZZIE CANSECO of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 556): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 547): GOTHELCINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 538): MEMNOCK of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 249): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 203): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 490): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 301): SMITHSONIAM (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 605): IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 604): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 594): MEDAL OF HONPR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 593): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 590): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 586): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 556): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 547): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 538): ODDS BODKINS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 249): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 203): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 490): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 605): ECRU ELEPHANT of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 603): LRB of NO-HALF STEPPING (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 597): DOLBY JOSSEL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 586): OZZIE CANSECO of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 556): CHUCK ELVIS of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 538): MEMNOCK of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
                 (turn 537): BIG DAVE DIODE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                            PAINFUL PEONY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of IAYE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  BROTHER J.J. caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested OUT OF TIME and was awarded 13 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SIR CARLSON put down 
BAINES, causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  This time out 
PRINCE POLIOLES made his bid for the throne as he challenged OZZIE CANSECO in an all 
out contest of skill for possession of the title!  Not for nothing has OZZIE CANSECO 
in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his 
combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has 
gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In IAYE "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this 
week's challenge seeking began.  RED DOG GANG is feared.  This much I can say.  If 
you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of LENPROS 
last week.  Busy avoiding RED DOG GANG?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  OUT OF TIME take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in IAYE.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week PRINCESS KURTZ, at 6-7-0, departed IAYE forever.  Dark 
alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the 
brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER J.J. 4728            11   6  0   108       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD CARMENCITA 4766          18   7  1    99       RED DOG GANG (356)
 OUT OF TIME 4681             22  28  1    95       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRINCE POLIOLES 4742         10   9  0    88       LENPROS (145)
 LITTLE ROCKY 4768            17   6  0    87       RED DOG GANG (356)
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717         14  22  2    78       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 SIR CARLSON 4777             13   1  0    72       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAINES 4724                  15  21  0    66       GAMEHENDGE (299)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUSTIE 4789                   6   1  0    52       RED DOG GANG (356)
 MAYOR MCLAY 4784              7   3  1    51       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONDOG 4790                  6   1  1    28       RED DOG GANG (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPUD 4783                     4   7  0    21       RED DOG GANG (356)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PRINCESS KURTZ 4776     6  7 0 LENPROS 145          HELP ON THE WAY 4717  587   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to the graduating Ozzie Canseco from all the Lenpros.  Does this mean
you are going to The Big Time? -- Lenpro

Canseco -- I may be a prince, but you were king in that fight.  Well done, Sir. --
Prince Polioles

Ambitious Guard -- You may need more practice if you expect to advance. -- Sir

Happy Peasant -- Now I'm happy too! -- Mayor McLay

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Good luck in The Mailer. -- Lenpro

Out of Time -- You know, I've felt that way for days, weeks, even.  It must be
something going around. -- Little Rocky

Help on the Way -- They say that, but it never seems to happen.  Makes me just
furious. -- Mad Carmencita

Baines -- I don't know, I just didn't feel like fighting. -- Rustie

A Trustworthy Scribe?  As if! -- Spud

If that's a Fratsfan Noble, they've got problems. -- Moondog

Lenpro -- Yep, and sometimes when you bite into the said chocolate, it's...nougat.
Oh, well. -- Jorja

Our congratulations to Ozzie Canseco. -- Jorja and the Red Dog Gang

Brother J.J. -- The M. stands for, among other things more esoteric, Member in the
Chardinee Society. -- M. Teleskoi Chardinee

8 October 2008
Hail Alastarians!
     Allow me to introduce myself.  I am Vanek, manager of the Warmasters in the No-
Tourney arena of Shadowspire.  I come to you with a public service announcement.
Some of you may already be aware of Shadowspire and some of you may not realize what
exactly you're missing.  This isn't your average arena.  This is Shadowspire, a large
and very active arena where role-playing is encouraged; many managers are active both
the personal ads and the D2 forums online, and excitement reigns with many grudge
matches from turn to turn.
     If you haven't checked arena 81 out, I urge you to do so.  After returning to
the game almost 2 years ago, after a 15+ year hiatus, I was looking to try and
recapture the magic of the game I remembered from my youth.  After finding my first
two arenas lacking, I almost quit the game again.  That was until I found the newly
opening Shadowspire.  It was here that I found the magic and excitement that I
remembered.  I truly love this arena and am sure you will too if given a chance.
Rookie or experienced veteran, it matters not.  Both have come together here to
successfully make an arena with plenty of competition to challenge the vets, yet with
the no tourney format, friendly enough for the novices to get their feet wet and
learn (or relearn) the game.  When I say that even novices can find success here, I
speak from personal experience.  I still consider myself a "newbie" to the game but
have found plenty of success with my first two Duelmaster titles and two ADM
graduates to date.
     I encourage you all to check out the D2 forums at www.reality.com/duel2/ and
look over both the Shadowspire newsletter and DM-81 forum section at the bottom of
the page.  The forum banter and personal ads help to clearly show that the "old
school" feel for the game is still alive and well here in Shadowspire.
     Also, if you're a former Shadowspire manager who is currently away, I encourage
you to return and help continue to make this one of the most entertaining arenas in
the game today!
     I hope to see many new faces in the near future and am excited to see the return
of some of the old faces whom have been away!

8 October 2008
After 17 long years they are finally cutting the Cowboy loose.  Red & stinging, my
hand is now sufficiently slapped.  The state of Texas' boot print is stamped across
my ***... Uncle Damnit!  I am only 34 (think about it...) so plenty of time to
reinvent myself...prospects are great.  After wading through the culture shock I hope
to be amongst you soon, dishing out paper "w"itch slaps and taking my share of them
from you.  See you @ the Winter face '09?  Only time will tell.  Good luck. --
CFH/Rat Salad, 5 Below Zero and an assortment of other underachieving thugs.
P.S.  Contact info coming soon for those who want it; email and all that other fun
sh...stuff.  *grin*  Sorry Ed.

8 July 2008
                                 *TURF WAR VI RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2008 (10 turns)

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

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate

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

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge        +2     -2     +5       -5
Match Up         +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud        +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*     +10     -5     xx       xx
*After 2nd win, warrior scores no points for wins

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2
Style Master                                     +2
Duelmaster                                       +2

     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must be in the Adepts bracket or lower on the turn they are
         declared, and may NOT have gone above Adepts level at any time; this
         includes teams transferred into North Fork for the Turf War.

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

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is ALLOWED and encouraged.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) wins such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 50 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points for TVs and TCs will be applied the Turn after RSI posts
            tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e., if the
            results post on North Fork turn 275, points will be credited on North
            Fork turn 276 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
            you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with
            Alliance A.  If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf
            War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of seven (7) teams allowed per alliance for the
            Turf War.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
            without penalty.

The Turf War is a "winner take all" contest.  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance.  It is the
responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters (one for each manager in the winning
        3.  Known Favorites for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance
            (warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have
            at least one arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus potion for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each manager who fights in all 10 rounds
            AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a living
            warrior from (DM 47)
These awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee) within 4
turns of the end of TW VI.

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BROTHER J.J. devastated OUT OF TIME in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
PRINCE POLIOLES was vanquished by OZZIE CANSECO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
PRINCESS KURTZ was savagely slain by HELP ON THE WAY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SIR CARLSON unbelievably bested BAINES in a slow 14 minute Challenge contest.
MAD CARMENCITA savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute master's match.
LITTLE ROCKY overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
MAYOR MCLAY devastated SPUD in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
RUSTIE overcame AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute melee.
MOONDOG vanquished FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        13 -   6 -  2      68  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  13 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 587 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         1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BROTHER J.J. 4728          11   6  0  108 LENPROS (145)
WALL OF STEEL    MAD CARMENCITA 4766        18   7  1   99 RED DOG GANG (356)
TOTAL PARRY      LITTLE ROCKY 4768          17   6  0   87 RED DOG GANG (356)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUSTIE 4789                 6   1  0   52 RED DOG GANG (356)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAD CARMENCITA 4766.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MAD CARMENCITA 4766.  The ten other most popular fighters were BROTHER J.J. 

The least popular fighter this week was SIR CARLSON 4777.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BAINES 4724, SPUD 4783, PRINCESS KURTZ 4776, PRINCE POLIOLES 
4789, and MAYOR MCLAY 4784.

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

OZZIE CANSECO (30-4723) THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)