DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/09/2008    Duedate: 07/22/2008

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-580

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DREAD
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-4666) [12-6-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DREAD                          WRACK'M
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           WAX HOSTILE (399)
(32-4666) [12-6-0,126]         (32-4875) [2-2-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANGUISH                        MYSTIC MIRAGE
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           SARATOGA GLORY (352)
(32-4466) [24-19-1,92]         (32-4635) [8-7-1,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ROMAN HEROES (73)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YUCK THE FANKEES (411)      35
2. CAESAR'S THUGS (379)        34      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       27      Unchartered Team
4. RILL'S GCSC2 (370)          25
5. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        19      YUCK THE FANKEES (411)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     183 107 18 63.1   1/ 3 ROMAN HEROES (73)         9  6 0
 2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1036 611 54 62.9   2/ 2 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     8  7 1
 3/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     213 136  7 61.0   3/ 4 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      8  7 0
 4/ 5 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     83  59  5 58.5   4/ 7 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     7  8 0
 5/ 4 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     25  18  1 58.1   5/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      7  8 0
 6/ 6 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)     104  81  5 56.2   6/10 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      7  8 0
 7/ 7 ROMAN HEROES (73)        610 494 69 55.3   7/ 5 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        5  3 0
 8/ 8 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      62  54 10 53.4   8/ 6 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      5  5 0
 9/ 9 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       150 139  5 51.9   9/11*WAX HOSTILE (399)         4 11 0
10-11 THE REPUBLIC (380)        45  54  4 45.5  10- 8 THE REPUBLIC (380)        3  2 1
11-12 CRUCIBLE (410)            52  75  8 40.9  11- 0 ORDER (413)               3  7 1
12/ 0*YUCK THE FANKEES (411)     2   3  0 40.0  12/13 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     2  1 0
13/13 ECLIPSE (409)             49  75  9 39.5  13/ 9 ECLIPSE (409)             2  2 0
14/ 0 ORDER (413)               15  28  1 34.9  14/ 0*YUCK THE FANKEES (411)    2  2 0
15/14*WAX HOSTILE (399)          9  27  0 25.0  15-12 CRUCIBLE (410)            1  9 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 597): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 591): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 593): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 592): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 590): 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 583): KYRA of BLOOD ANGELS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 293): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 577): THINKER of PHILANTRHOPISTS (Aragorn, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 568): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 531): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): COLOUR COMMENTATOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 458): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 445): ODALISQUE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 436): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 422): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 392): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 390): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 484): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 591): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 593): MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 592): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 590): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 583): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 293): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 577): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 568): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 531): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 458): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 445): GENX PERFECT HITS (Elephant, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 436): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 422): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 292): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 390): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 484): DIRT DEVILS 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 591): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (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  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  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): SCREWFACE of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 458): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
                                   RETRIBUTION XXIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (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 Arvat!  I am Dread and I am your newest Duelmaster!

It's actually quite surprising, since my manager has told me time and time again that
I'm his biggest underachiever.  I don't take that to heart, though.  I prefer to
think of myself as a late bloomer.  After all, I am becoming much better of late
after a lackluster start in both the arena an in the tournaments that I've fought in.

To claim the title I fought Mesharr and I planned all week to execute one powerful
attack to take him out.  I know that if I failed to beat him with one all-out shot I
was likely to be riposted and pummeled.  Fortunately the plan worked and Mesharr gave
up before he was able to get into his game.  Phew!  I wouldn't want to have to plan
that every week!

This week I think I'll throw a challenge toward Layla.  Cannibalistic Cow is scary--
he has three kills!  Greater Vrull and Burly Reiver are tourney guys and probably
have 10 times my experience.  Plus they may or may not fight.  And the rest of the
guys up here are guildmates.  Layla had more experience than I do and this could be a
bad move, but I should definitely get the first shot and hopefully she'll teach me
some skills....  Good luck Layla!

That's about it for this week.

I'll write more if I return next time!

Dread
Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARVAT games.  Former top team SARATOGA GLORY was 
unseated this week as ROMAN HEROES moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon SARATOGA GLORY this 
time out who this turn suffered a fall into 5th position in the wake of a 2-3-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week LUROCIAN GUARD went 3-2-0 to move up 4 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes 
note the 4-1-0 record which ROMAN HEROES managed to post this round?  I don't doubt 
that such a record will draw challengers!  UNDEAD DUCK caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested LUCIUS and was awarded 29 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, UNDEAD DUCK put down LUCIUS, 
causing him to lose 25 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the 
fights this week, the spotlight was on LAYLA as he bore arms against the challenge of 
reigning Duelmaster DREAD.  Although LAYLA made a valiant effort, it did not suffice 
to topple the reign of victorious DREAD.  Informants "close" to the city champion 
have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out! 
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ARVAT "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  ARVAT, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names 
of thy guilds is CRUCIBLE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of ROMAN 
HEROES last week.  Busy avoiding CRUCIBLE?  Loose talk at the arena has reached my 
ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after MAIM 'N MAMIE.  
Watch your back!  TED D. SEAVER must really be harboring a grudge against the 
GEMSTONE BEASTS guild!  Merciless, 21 challenged down GREATER VRULL points this week 
to duel with he.  All the city knows the duel went in favor of TED D. SEAVER.  I 
shall not fail to spread the word in other cities of this "mighty" victory.  For some 
warriors honor is not important--only empty victory.  See, gladiators, how 
CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS challenged down 21 points to MESHARR.  The Fates 
are not kind to the cowardly, as evidenced by the fact that CANNIBALISTIC COW was 
beat by MESHARR.  And who can now doubt that MESHARR is a hardy opponent?  As a 
gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold of his heart.  True, MARCUS?  
Who could miss your "brave" challenge of SQUISHY WUSS?  Few would not have guessed 
the outcome of the bout as SQUISHY WUSS lost to MARCUS.  Is this what passes for 
courage in ARVAT?   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  My hearty congratulations MESHARR, for thy revenge 
upon CANNIBALISTIC COW, slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time he will know better, 
eh?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets 
enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ARVAT.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DREAD 4666                   12   6  0   126       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TED D. SEAVER 4824           16   1  2   124       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 MESHARR 4554                 17  17  0   107       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 UNDEAD DUCK 4612              6   1  0   101       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 VARIUS 4424                  10   6  1    97       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 ANGUISH 4466                 24  19  1    92       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 LAYLA 4594                   18   8  1    92       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
-BURLY REIVER 4357             7   1  0    91       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LARA 4394                    23  15  0    89       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 GREATER VRULL 4375            7   5  0    88       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)
 LARRY 4391                   18  20  1    86       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
-BOLT THROWER 4821            13  13  0    84       CRUCIBLE (410)
 CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617       11   9  3    84       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 RONALTO VON RON 4739         10   3  0    81       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635            8   7  1    79       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIUS 4620                  14   5  0    77       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 SNOWFLAKE 4689               14   5  1    72       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
-MARCELLUS 4659                6   4  0    70       THE REPUBLIC (380)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKYKNIGHT 4796                8   9  0    65       ECLIPSE (409)
 WAR EAGLE 4767                6   3  0    61       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-APOLLONIUS 4423              10   9  2    60       THE REPUBLIC (380)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTEMIDORUS V 4686           10   4  0    55       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 LUCRETIUS 4687               10   4  2    53       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663          13   3  2    52       ROMAN HEROES (73)
-SLAPYOUINPUBLIC 4818         10  13  3    48       CRUCIBLE (410)
 SPURIUS 4545                  7   6  2    47       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
-SCRIBONIUS 4856               4   2  0    47       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634        12   4  1    41       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-CYRUS 4428                   10   9  2    41       THE REPUBLIC (380)
-GEMINI 4908                   7   3  0    41       ORDER (413)
 DEE T. EMTER 4860             4   2  0    41       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-APPIUS 4437                  11   6  1    40       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 EASTER GUARDIAN 4706          4   2  0    39       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCUS 4850                   8   2  1    33       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 LOU C. FIRR 4853              5   5  0    33       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 AWE 4861                      2   4  0    33       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 SLAYER 4849                   3   8  0    30       ECLIPSE (409)
 ROGER THE BRAVE 4787          3   3  0    28       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
-REGGISAKI 4909                4   5  0    25       ORDER (413)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SCOUSER 4858              5   1  0    22       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-PITLORD 4839                  3   7  2    18       ECLIPSE (409)
 WRACK'M 4875                  2   2  0    18       WAX HOSTILE (399)
-ANDRONICUS 4660               4   5  0    17       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 THE FANS 4833                 1   0  0    17       YUCK THE FANKEES (411)
-REAPER 4877                   1   0  1    14       ECLIPSE (409)
 MAIM 'N MAMIE 4893            1   1  0    13       WAX HOSTILE (399)
-ARTEMIDORUS VI 4869           2   1  0    12       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 BAAAD BOB 4681                2   5  0    11       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 HARRY MANN 4872               2   3  1    10       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 SQUISHY WUSS 4892             1   1  0     9       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 BROKEBACK DAMON 4829          1   0  0     8       YUCK THE FANKEES (411)
 AMP'N ANNIE 4898              1   0  0     6       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 COW LICHE 4901                1   0  0     5       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 THE INVISIBLE PIG 4886        1   2  0     5       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 EVIL EMPIRE 4832              0   1  0     5       YUCK THE FANKEES (411)
 DR FRAKENHEN 4894             1   1  0     4       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
-HEXXER 4876                   1   0  0     4       ECLIPSE (409)
-ALPHA 4903                    0   3  0     3       ORDER (413)
-OMEGA 4904                    0   3  0     3       ORDER (413)
-HEIMDALL 4882                 0   2  0     2       CRUCIBLE (410)
-LOKI 4881                     0   2  0     2       CRUCIBLE (410)
-VALKNOT 4896                  0   1  0     1       CRUCIBLE (410)
 HAVOK 4900                    0   1  0     1       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEMONIC EGG 4202       10 10 1 BARN OF HORRORS 358  SLAPYOUINPUBLIC 4818  577  REVENGED
SMUGGLER 4897           0  1 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379   BLACK ORC             580  NONE
COFFIN FODDER 4866      1  1 0 CRUCIBLE 410         SPURIUS 4545          577   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FUTARK 4851             4  5 1 CRUCIBLE 410         APOLLONIUS 4423       578   
FUZZY DEVIL 4899        0  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  WURM KIN              580  NONE
KARLRAK 4551           18 17 1 RILL'S GCSC2 370     CANNIBALISTIC CO 4617 579  JUST REVENGED
BOBBY ANNOY YOU 4910    0  1 0 YUCK THE FANKEES 411 HIGH ELF              580  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Valknot -- Great first fight.  Almost 3 minutes of scintillating action.  Although
towards the end it seemed the crowd got a tad squirmy. -- Squishy

The Invisible Pig -- Crunch Crunch Crunch, wallow in the wallow, swine. -- Maim'n
Mamie

Mountain General -- With your greater experience you command the mountains...and the
valleys...and pretty much every stitch in between.  I see that now. -- Wrack'm

Easter Guardian -- Your day, but we've new blood coming in all the time.  I'm sure we
can accommodate you and everyone that looks like you. -- Baaad Bob

Dread - Congrats on the title. - Mad Max and the Trainer

Slapyouinpublic - Round 2 goes to me as well.  I think I'm done with you.  Good luck
with Cannibalistic Cow.  I need to fight someone that teaches a little better than
you in preparation for the face to face. - Undead Duck aka the Avenger

Karlrak/Rillion - Jeez!  Sorry about that.  I had a 1KD for that fight.  I never
thought I'd win much less kill you.  The only reason why I even challenged you was
for the skills.  I shall await you bloodfeud. - Cannibalistic Cow

Maim 'N Mamie - OUCH!  I can't believe you even saw me much less hit me.  That
sucked! - The Invisible Pig

Harry Mann - I really hate it when my name is screwed up...  It's Dr FraNKENHEN, not
FraKENHEN.  I had to take my frustrations out on you for others errors.  With
anyluck, I'll be Dr Frankenhen this turn.  If I'm not, well....  I feel badly for my
opponent. - Dr FranKenhen

Well, Demonic Egg has left us.  She was our final warrior that was left from when we
were back in Dullens many, many moons ago.  She probably would have been a better
Lunger or Total Parry or just about anything but I wanted to play with a Parry
Riposte.  Demonic Egg was 9-10-10-21-15-4-15 +3 Attack mode everywhere else.  She
died with Masters in Rip and Attack and Ad Ex's in Parry and Defense.  I'll try to
get her back from the Dead in the October Mail In just because she was fun to run.
She will be missed. - Mad Max

Kodiak -- That explanation for Heimball/Heimdall was one of the funniest ads I've
read in a loooooong time.  Very well done! -- Mad Max

Frenzy -- Congrats on the invite! -- Mad Max and the rest of the Barn of Horrors

Caesar -- You are little girl.  I laugh in your general direction. -- Mad Max

The Greek Guy -- Welcome back!  I hope you stick around for a while. -- Mad Max

Wrack'M -- Well that was a little disappointing.  Nice try anyways.  My number of
fights alone was a bad thing for you. -- Mountain General

Lara -- It's time for round 2.  Let's try a different weapon this time though. --
Mystic Mirage

Baaad Bob -- That was just a baaad matchup for you.  I really have no business being
in this class based on my total skills and skill levels.  My manager just blows. --
Easter Guardian.

Dee T. Emter -- That's all you could teach me?  Be like Snowflake and teach me 6
skills darn it!!!!! -- War Eagle

Spurius -- Ouch!  I'm better than I showed.  You are nasty with those Hatchets
though! -- The Scouser

All -- Sorry I haven't been more talkative.  I just keep forgetting to write ads.  I
hope to make up for it in the coming weeks. -- The Trainer

Mesharr -- Serves you right to be off of the throne.  I remember there was an arena
that when you didn't write a DM column you ended up dead the next turn.  It happened
like 5 or 6 straight times.  While I am glad that didn't happen to you, just remember
to not anger the gods. --  The Trainer

Karlrak -- Hail warrior.  You were a worthy foe and adversary on the sands.  We shall
hoist a mug of ale to your honor. -- Angels and Devils

The Fighting Artemidorii -- Dang.  You guys are really annoying!  Well fought. -- Awe
and Lou

Mesharr -- THAT was how I planned it out.  Thanks for the title fight. -- Dread

Rumor of the Week -- Word has it that Havok (4879) of Angels of Pain was the Arsonist
sought by the authorities for several recent fires.  In order to excape punishment
this gladiator went to the Dark Arena of his own accord.  However the Dark One
utilized his skills at necromancy and returned the gladiator to the living.
Apparently his punisment shall be most severe...

8 July 2008
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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

SMUGGLER was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FUZZY DEVIL was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BOBBY ANNOY YOU was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
TED D. SEAVER demolished GREATER VRULL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DREAD devastated LAYLA in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge Title fight.
CANNIBALISTIC COW was devastated by MESHARR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MYSTIC MIRAGE was bested by LARA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
WAR EAGLE was overcome by SNOWFLAKE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
MARCUS viciously subdued SQUISHY WUSS in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
SLAYER lost to SPURIUS in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
DEE T. EMTER overpowered WRACK'M in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MAIM 'N MAMIE was handily defeated by EASTER GUARDIAN in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
ANGUISH was demolished by VARIUS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FRENZY viciously subdued LARRY in a exciting 1 minute bloody veteran's contest.
LUCIUS was overpowered by UNDEAD DUCK in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
RONALTO VON RON defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute duel.
MOUNTAIN GENERAL was devastated by SKYKNIGHT in a 4 minute brutal uneven duel.
ARTEMIDORUS IV unbelievably bested LOU C. FIRR in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brawl.
ARTEMIDORUS V luckily beat AWE in a exciting 3 minute brutal match.
LUCRETIUS overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
ROGER THE BRAVE devastated BAAAD BOB in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
THE SCOUSER viciously subdued HARRY MANN in a 8 minute gory match.
THE INVISIBLE PIG was overcome by BROKEBACK DAMON in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
DR FRAKENHEN was overpowered by THE FANS in a 1 minute gory one-sided match.
EVIL EMPIRE lost to COW LICHE in a action packed 3 minute novice's match.
HAVOK was narrowly defeated by AMP'N ANNIE in a 2 minute gruesome novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  18 -  2      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        31 -  19 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  33 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    56 -  57 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  30 -  4      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  12 -  1      37  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  11 -  2      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  18 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  11 -  0       0  |

Turn 580 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  8         1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DREAD 4666                 12   6  0  126 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
STRIKING ATTACK  TED D. SEAVER 4824         16   1  2  124 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANGUISH 4466               24  19  1   92 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
WALL OF STEEL    LAYLA 4594                 18   8  1   92 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
TOTAL PARRY      LARA 4394                  23  15  0   89 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
SLASHING ATTACK  SPURIUS 4545                7   6  2   47 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANGUISH 4466.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOU C. FIRR 4853, 
EVIL EMPIRE 4832, MARCUS 4850, AWE 4861, SKYKNIGHT 4796, AMP'N ANNIE 4898, TED D. 
SEAVER 4824, DREAD 4666, WAR EAGLE 4767, and SNOWFLAKE 4689.

The least popular fighter this week was DR FRAKENHEN 4894.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE INVISIBLE PIG 4886, BAAAD BOB 4681, ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663, 
MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634, LUCIUS 4620, ANGUISH 4466, MAIM 'N MAMIE 4893, WRACK'M 4875, 
SLAYER 4849, and CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617.

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

FRENZY (32-4625) ANGELS OF PAIN (360)