DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/26/2008    Duedate: 08/22/2008

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-294

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EXECUTIONER
RETRIBUTION (608)
(31-5951) [10-3-2,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EXECUTIONER                    POSITION IS EMPTY
RETRIBUTION (608)              
(31-5951) [10-3-2,137]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOWLY WORM                     BADGER
AVENGERS (146)                 THE ANIMALS (574)
(31-5383) [17-30-1,100]        (31-5576) [14-19-1,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE STORMBRINGERS (359)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)     43
2. MILITARY MAYHEM (89)        32      RETRIBUTION (608)
3. THE STORMBRINGERS (359)     30      Unchartered Team
4. RETRIBUTION (608)           26
5. CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)    22       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 RETRIBUTION (608)         17   4  2 81.0   1/ 4 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)   9  6 1
 2- 2 PESTILENCE (612)          43  16  3 72.9   2/ 1 SOL INVICTUS (469)        8  5 4
 3/ 3 WAR (613)                 47  23  3 67.1   3/ 9 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)   7  8 1
 4/ 4 DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)   44  23  4 65.7   4/ 5 THE ANIMALS (574)         7  8 0
 5/ 5 SOL INVICTUS (469)       214 167 22 56.2   5- 2*RAPTOR (616)              6  4 0
 6- 6*RAPTOR (616)              14  11  0 56.0   6/11 DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)   5  2 1
 7/ 7 FAMINE (610)              25  20  1 55.6   7- 7 PESTILENCE (612)          5  3 1
 8/ 8 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  297 273 17 52.1   8/12 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      5  5 0
 9/ 9 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     261 243 17 51.8   9/ 3 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  5  8 0
10/10 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  449 431 35 51.0  10/10 RETRIBUTION (608)         4  0 0
11/11 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  82  83  3 49.7  11/ 6 WAR (613)                 4  6 0
12/12 AVENGERS (146)           192 195 16 49.6  12/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        4 10 0
13/13 THE ANIMALS (574)         63 102  4 38.2  13/13 AVENGERS (146)            2  1 0
14/ 0 DUST DEVILS (10)          13  26  2 33.3  14/14 FAMINE (610)              1  2 0
15/14 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)       115 231  2 33.2  15-15*THE ENDLESS (617)         1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16-15*THE ENDLESS (617)          1   4  0 20.0  16/ 0 DUST DEVILS (10)          0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 598): BELEG CUTHALION of SILMARILLIAD (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 592): SIMULACRUM of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 593): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 591): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 584): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 293): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 580): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 578): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 569): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 532): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 459): PREATORIAN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 437): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 423): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 393): GENERAL MILLS of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 391): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 485): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 598): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 592): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 593): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 591): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 584): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 293): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 580): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 578): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 569): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 532): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 459): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): LUROCIANS T308 (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 437): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 423): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 293): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 391): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 485): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): GANGREL of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): LITTLE OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 592): WENDIGO of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
                (turn 591): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): KILDILLI DALL of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
              (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 584): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): FRENZY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                             JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 459): PREATORIAN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
                (turn 458): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): VENREK of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
                       (turn 445): MGRWONTHE1STTOGS! Of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601
                                   (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 437): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 423): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                              JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 422): DUCK KA-BOB of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail Chimlevtal,

I didn't submit anything last cycle because I don't really think it counts,
inheriting the vacant title, without fighting for it.

On to other matters.  Can it be that the Gladiators of Chimlevtal are losing their
edge?  More than two years ago, I struggled with a new recruit.  The only style that
I thought suited her was aimed blow, but in order for her to reach 21 DF and have
high WT as well, I would have to leave both SP and CN at a rock bottom 3!  I
considered some other style options that could work without much endurance, using
those extra points in DF in other areas, but nothing looked too impressive to me.  So
I took another look at the 21 DF AB design and thought it would be next to impossible
to survive through graduation to ADM without toughness or decisiveness to give an
upper hand in a competitive arena such as this.  That decided it for me.  I would run
the 3 SP / 3 CN AB and see if I could keep it alive.  Thus was born the gladiator
Ceridwen, AB, 13-3-12-17-15-3-21.  She got her invite last cycle, at 18-10-1, with AM
in attack, AE in parry, and EXs in defense and riposte.  She's mode in attack and
defense, with +2 in parry and +3 in riposte.  Her favorites are DA, VL-LO, n/t, and
learns parry.  Being well pleased with her performance, I will likely retire her in
Home Guard.

Hail Lord Protector Ceridwen!
Duelmaster of Chimlevtal,
managed by me, Bobby Bigfoot

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, CHIMLEVTAL?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, SOL INVICTUS, since THE 
STORMBRINGERS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If this keeps 
up, CAESAR'S POOL HALL, you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 6 
in the rankings?  LORDS OF VALHALLA turned their 3-2-1 turn into a 3rd place rank in 
the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, 
I'm impressed, a 4-1-1 is nice, but don't get cocky, THE STORMBRINGERS, the Fates 
teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
CHIMLEVTAL may be getting bland, as EXECUTIONER stays top dog in the city.  I'm not 
in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's 
new, don't you, CHIMLEVTAL?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  THE 
STORMBRINGERS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was CAESAR'S POOL HALL.  Ha ha 
ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, CORNELIUS was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  DIRDEN I was challenged by one of 
CAESAR'S POOL HALL's warriors this turn, with CORNELIUS having a lead of 51 points 
going into the fight.  Question now is, will CHIMLEVTAL accept this sort of tacky 
behavior?  CORNELIUS beating DIRDEN I.  The insult, the....yech!  I guess I can give 
a little credit to TEAM CAPTAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM for challenging up by 20 to OSWELL 
QUIRN.  TEAM CAPTAIN won to get 30 points of recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  And what a stunning loss we have here, boys and 
girls, NORBEL PERDE of MIDDLE WAY 7 has added the final loss to his 5-12-0.  Tee hee! 
Seriously now, is it really honorable for ULTHAR REDBLADE from THE STORMBRINGERS to 
kill NORBEL PERDE and give MIDDLE WAY 7 the chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  
Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless 
cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the CHIMLEVTAL arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXECUTIONER 5951             10   3  2   137       RETRIBUTION (608)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORNELIUS 3485               15   3  0   131       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 VINDICATOR 5950               7   1  0   106       RETRIBUTION (608)
 LOWLY WORM 5383              17  30  1   100       AVENGERS (146)
 KOLUM MAROD 5344             20  26  1    94       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-CHOLERA 5984                 11   5  0    93       PESTILENCE (612)
 THERMOPYLAE 5991             11   3  0    92       WAR (613)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALAMIS 5988                 11   3  1    86       WAR (613)
 BADGER 5576                  14  19  1    82       THE ANIMALS (574)
 MAJOR PAIN 5463               9   8  0    81       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-BLACK PLAGUE 5986            11   3  0    77       PESTILENCE (612)
 EAGLE 5578                   17  16  0    75       THE ANIMALS (574)
 DIRDEN I 5654                14  18  0    74       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 ANTIOCH 5987                 10   4  1    68       WAR (613)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AZRAEL 5966                   8   3  0    68       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INFLUENZA 5983                5   3  0    64       PESTILENCE (612)
 TARVOS TRIGARANOS 5884       10   7  1    63       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 ULTHAR REDBLADE 5802         10  16  3    60       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HLOTHYN 5853                 12   8  0    55       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 LODEN NORVIS 5693            11  20  0    53       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 BANSHEE 5967                 10   6  0    52       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
-GRIM REAPER 5963              7   3  0    51       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
-TYPHUS 5992                   6   1  0    50       PESTILENCE (612)
 PRIVATE LAPDANCE 5656         5   2  0    50       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 HIISI 6202                    4   0  2    49       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 COLONEL O'CORN 6171           4   1  0    49       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-PIGEON 6179                   4   1  0    45       RAPTOR (616)
 SIGURD 6148                   5   5  0    43       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 ULL BLOODSTORM 5897           9  12  1    41       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 ULL HARDHAMMER 6170           5   3  0    41       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 FREKI 6169                    5   3  0    40       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-VULTURE 6183                  5   0  0    38       RAPTOR (616)
 ALESIA 5989                   8   6  1    37       WAR (613)
-HUNGER 5969                   7   3  0    37       FAMINE (610)
-DEARTH 5968                   6   2  0    35       FAMINE (610)
-STARVATION 5971               3   7  0    34       FAMINE (610)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULL HELMSPLITTER 6158         5   4  1    31       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 MARLENUS 6184                 2   0  0    30       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 TEAM CAPTAIN 6190             2   0  0    30       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 SAMAEL 6168                   3   2  0    28       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
-HORNY TOAD 57                 7   4  2    27       DUST DEVILS (10)
 BOB CAT 5959                  5   8  0    27       THE ANIMALS (574)
 DEPRIVATION 6162              2   2  0    27       FAMINE (610)
-PARCHED 6161                  2   1  0    27       FAMINE (610)
 CUMULUS 6201                  4   0  0    24       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYNX 5960                     5   8  0    23       THE ANIMALS (574)
 COMMODORE AMIGA 5748          3   2  0    21       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-SCOURGE 6221                  1   0  1    21       PESTILENCE (612)
-PYRAMID 520                   1   0  0    21       DUST DEVILS (10)
 DELIUM 6187                   4   1  0    17       WAR (613)
 MUSH OX 5961                  2  11  0    17       THE ANIMALS (574)
 OSWELL QUIRN 6150             3   7  0    16       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 CRASSUS 6188                  2   2  0    16       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
-SHIVA 6197                    1   0  1    16       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
 WOLFGAR 6222                  1   0  1    16       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 FLAVIUS 6198                  1   3  0    14       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 DESERT RAT 56                 1   7  0    10       DUST DEVILS (10)
-DESPAIR 6196                  1   0  0     8       THE ENDLESS (617)
-DREAM 6195                    0   1  0     7       THE ENDLESS (617)
-NIGHTOWL 6205                 1   1  0     6       RAPTOR (616)
-DESTINY 6194                  0   1  0     5       THE ENDLESS (617)
-DELIRIUM 6192                 0   1  0     1       THE ENDLESS (617)
 MANDIN ORLE 6227              0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-ZIPHER 6218                   0   1  0     1       RAPTOR (616)
-DESTRUCTION 6193              0   1  0     1       THE ENDLESS (617)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      WOLFGAR 6222          294  NONE
DUD 6223                0  1 0 CAESAR'S POOL HA 350 BLACK ORC             294  NONE
AZALIN 6178             2  5 0 LORDS OF VALHALL 508 HIGH ELF              294  NONE
DAGNABBIT 6220          0  1 0 LORDS OF VALHALL 508 SHIVA 6197            293   
LE'LORINEL 6159         4  3 0 LORDS OF VALHALL 508 TARVOS TRIGARANO 5884 292   
NORBEL PERDE 5934       5 13 0 MIDDLE WAY 7 536     ULTHAR REDBLADE 5802  294   
BUZZARD 6182            2  2 0 RAPTOR 616           HIISI 6202            292   
GULL 6181               2  3 0 RAPTOR 616           HIISI 6202            293   
NIMRODEL 6207           1  1 1 SOL INVICTUS 469     SCOURGE 6221          293   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Huzzah!  How about that?  5-0-3!  I just have to toot my own horn a little
over that one.  If one fight had not been with a standby and I had gone 5-0-3, that
would really be quite a performance, but I'm still stoked on it the way it is. --
Bobby Bigfoot, Sol Invictus

Olaf Modeen -- I really must insist on a correction to your last spy report.  I,
Tarvos Trigaranos, did not challenge down 26 points to Le' Lorinel.  In fact, it was
a random matchup.  Take care not to besmirch someone's reputation carelessly, lest a
stray dagger find its way to your backside. -- Tarvos Trigaranos

Raptor's Guild -- (I'm sorry, I've become a poor record keeper, and can't find your
manager's name.)  I offer my condolences on the death of young Buzzard in the contest
of arms with Hiisi.  Hiisi fights with trollish ferocity, and I can foresee more
blood spilt in his future.  May the hands of the gods bless your replacement, as well
as your entire guild. -- Bobby Bigfoot, Sol Invictus

High Lord Bosk -- Condolences to your guild's loss of Le' Lorinel, the Commission's
matchup system is far from perfect, and this time, it fell hard on your time-honored
guild.  I have no doubts that you will do well with a replacement.  Tarvos will of
course avail himself to your bloodfeud. -- Bobby Bigfoot, Sol Invictus

Guardian -- Yes you can't. -- Lord of the Solar System

Jorja -- Banter in the personals is an enjoyable addition to the Duel2 experience.
For my part, I gave up on regularly submitting something each cycle in the arenas I
was active in when they inexplicably failed to get posted, even though my strat
changes, challenges and avoids made it in.  I now only post ads on rare occasions,
such as the death of my opponents, my holding the throne, etc.  Just last cycle, I
posted condolences to Raptors, a pat on the back to my stable for a 5-0-3 turn, and a
duelmasters column where I discussed graduating an aimer with 3 speed and 3 con, but
to my disappointment they didn't get posted again, so back to inactivity in the ads
for me.  All the same, good luck in your efforts to liven up the personals, I
appreciate them. -- Bobby Bigfoot

     Bobby, it all should be in this turn.  Our error--many of us were out of town
     and the skeleton crew missed them.  Otherwise, things should be posting
     regularly now. -- RSI

Crassus -- Good fight. -- Oswell Quirn

Thermopylae -- Good fight. -- Kolum Marod

Influenza -- Good fight. -- Loden Norvis

Vulture -- Good fight. -- Norbel Perde

17 July 2008
All -- Many of you know me and many more don't, but I will be scarce for a few
months.  I am relocating, so look for my presence online!  As my will, so mote it
be! -- Abraxis

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                 *TURF WAR VI RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2008 (10 turns)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AZALIN was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
DUD was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
CORNELIUS overpowered DIRDEN I in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
ANTIOCH was devastated by LOWLY WORM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MAJOR PAIN was savagely defeated by KOLUM MAROD in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
SALAMIS devastated TARVOS TRIGARANOS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BANSHEE unbelievably bested ULL BLOODSTORM in a 3 minute expert's Challenge fight.
MARLENUS vanquished MUSH OX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DEPRIVATION vanquished FLAVIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TEAM CAPTAIN overpowered OSWELL QUIRN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
EXECUTIONER overpowered THERMOPYLAE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
VINDICATOR devastated EAGLE in a exciting 2 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
HLOTHYN was devastated by BADGER in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory mismatched bout.
PRIVATE LAPDANCE won victory over LODEN NORVIS in a 2 minute bout.
COLONEL O'CORN devastated ALESIA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ULTHAR REDBLADE executed NORBEL PERDE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BOB CAT was overpowered by HIISI in a 1 minute brutal one-sided match.
DELIUM was overpowered by ULL HARDHAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
FREKI devastated LYNX in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
SIGURD vanquished COMMODORE AMIGA in a 2 minute one-sided match.
DESERT RAT was handily defeated by SAMAEL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ULL HELMSPLITTER devastated CRASSUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CUMULUS overpowered MANDIN ORLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WOLFGAR executed PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         STRIKING ATTACK   65 -  52 -  6      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         LUNGING ATTACK    54 -  52 -  4      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  37 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  38 -  6      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        28 -  42 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  12 -  0      29  |

Turn 294 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        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  EXECUTIONER 5951           10   3  2  137 RETRIBUTION (608)
LUNGING ATTACK   CORNELIUS 3485             15   3  0  131 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
WALL OF STEEL    MAJOR PAIN 5463             9   8  0   81 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
AIMED BLOW       EAGLE 5578                 17  16  0   75 THE ANIMALS (574)
TOTAL PARRY      HLOTHYN 5853               12   8  0   55 SOL INVICTUS (469)
BASHING ATTACK   HIISI 6202                  4   0  2   49 SOL INVICTUS (469)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LOWLY WORM 5383.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BADGER 5576.  The ten other most popular fighters were ULL BLOODSTORM 5897, 
VINDICATOR 5950, KOLUM MAROD 5344, SIGURD 6148, CORNELIUS 3485, MARLENUS 6184, 
EXECUTIONER 5951, PRIVATE LAPDANCE 5656, LODEN NORVIS 5693, and ULTHAR REDBLADE 5802.

The least popular fighter this week was MANDIN ORLE 6227.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DESERT RAT 56, LYNX 5960, DELIUM 6187, BOB CAT 5959, ALESIA 
5989, OSWELL QUIRN 6150, FLAVIUS 6198, MUSH OX 5961, TARVOS TRIGARANOS 5884, and 
ANTIOCH 5987.