DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/23/2008    Duedate: 08/05/2008

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-581

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DREAD
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-4666) [13-6-0,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DREAD                          CADBURY
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           MUNCHIES (349)
(32-4666) [13-6-0,137]         (32-4085) [0-2-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANGUISH                        AWE
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-4466) [24-20-1,93]         (32-4861) [2-5-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        68
2. FOR THE SHIRE (359)         39      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. BARN OF HORRORS (358)       38      Unchartered Team
4. LUROCIAN GUARD (378)        34
5. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        26      MUNCHIES (349)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     188 107 18 63.7   1/ 5 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1038 614 54 62.8   2/ 6 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)     10  5 0
 3/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     215 139  8 60.7   3- 1 ROMAN HEROES (73)         8  2 0
 4/ 4 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     86  61  5 58.5   4/ 2 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     8  7 1
 5/ 6 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)     108  82  5 56.8   5- 0 HOUSE OF JADE (414)       6  3 1
 6/ 5 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     25  19  1 56.8   6/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      6  9 1
 7/ 0 FOR THE SHIRE (359)       17  13  0 56.7   7/ 4 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     5 10 0
 8- 7 ROMAN HEROES (73)        610 494 69 55.3   8- 8 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      3  2 0
 9/ 0 HOUSE OF JADE (414)       27  22  1 55.1   9/ 7 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        3  4 0
10- 8 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      62  54 10 53.4  10/ 9*WAX HOSTILE (399)         3 12 0
11/ 9 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       150 141  5 51.5  11-14*YUCK THE FANKEES (411)    2  2 0
12/ 0*MUNCHIES (349)             3   4  0 42.9  12-13 ECLIPSE (409)             1  1 0
13-11 CRUCIBLE (410)            52  75  8 40.9  13/ 0*MUNCHIES (349)            1  2 0
14-12*YUCK THE FANKEES (411)     2   3  0 40.0  14/12 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     1  2 0
15-13 ECLIPSE (409)             49  75  9 39.5  15/11 ORDER (413)               1  9 0
16/14 ORDER (413)               15  33  1 31.3  16/ 0 FOR THE SHIRE (359)       0  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/15*WAX HOSTILE (399)          9  32  0 22.0  17-15 CRUCIBLE (410)            0  5 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 Arvat!  I'm Dread and I am back!  It was a good fight (for me) against Layla and
I managed to pull it off.  Considering my options, that was my only real challenge
opportunity.

This arena's proving to be very solid, top to bottom.  And there are a lot of killers
out there to dodge.  In fact, that's the topic of my column this week.  My manager
has always considered a ratio of one kill to 10 wins to be a very scary and
intimidating level.  It's the rare team that manages this feat and he usually
preaches that those are the teams that get the avoids.  If there are teams in
challenge range and no pressing reason to avoid any other teams, those with proven
bloodthirst are the ones we first target.

Arvat, at the moment, has SIX teams that meet this ratio:

SARATOGA GLORY (352) 183-107-18
ROMAN HEROES   (73)  610-494-69
CAESAR'S THUGS (379)  62-54-10
THE REPUBLIC   (380)  45-54-4
CRUCIBLE       (410)  52-75-8
ECLIPSE        (409)  49-75-9

Note that THREE of these teams are managed by Caesar, for whom the accomplishment of
the 1K to 10W ratio is the norm, rather than the exception!

Also, because of the volume of bloodfeuds that they must handle, teams with the 1K to
10W ratio typically have lower winning percentages.  They also tend to get fewer
challenges through, as teams fear losing their warriors and avoid them more often.
Therefore it's rather impressive that the top three teams on our list have well over
50% win/loss.  Especially the Saratoga Glory team which is ranked #1 in Arvat.  Most
impressive.

That's about it for this week.

If I'm back next time I'll ramble a bit more on the topic!

Dread

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARVAT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon ORDER this time 
out who this turn suffered a fall into 15th position in the wake of a 0-5-0 round.  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
SARATOGA GLORY went 5-0-0 to move up 4 in the rankings.  My praise to LUROCIAN GUARD 
for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round 
deserving of notice!  WAR EAGLE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission 
as he skillfully bested KHALHUMS DWARF and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In 
one of the week's more notable duels, MYSTIC MIRAGE put down GREATER VRULL, causing 
him to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has DREAD in 
the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week it's proven its combat 
skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this 
week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ARVAT.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ARVAT these 
days is ROMAN HEROES.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding ROMAN HEROES.  Indeed it was LUROCIAN GUARD.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after GREATER VRULL.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 DREAD 4666                   13   6  0   137       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TED D. SEAVER 4824           17   1  2   127       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 LAYLA 4594                   19   8  1   104       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 LARA 4394                    24  15  0   100       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 LARRY 4391                   19  20  1    97       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635            9   7  1    96       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 UNDEAD DUCK 4612              6   2  0    95       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 ANGUISH 4466                 24  20  1    93       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617       12   9  3    93       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 MESHARR 4554                 17  18  0    92       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BURLY REIVER 4357             7   1  0    91       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOLT THROWER 4821            13  13  0    84       CRUCIBLE (410)
 WAR EAGLE 4767                7   3  0    81       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 RONALTO VON RON 4739         10   4  0    78       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
-LUCIUS 4620                  14   5  0    77       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 GREATER VRULL 4375            7   6  0    74       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWFLAKE 4689               14   6  1    66       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
-SKYKNIGHT 4796                8   9  0    65       ECLIPSE (409)

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)
-MARA ACOMA 4924               6   4  0    52       HOUSE OF JADE (414)
 EASTER GUARDIAN 4706          5   2  0    52       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634        13   4  1    48       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-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)
 DEE T. EMTER 4860             4   3  0    41       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-APPIUS 4437                  11   6  1    40       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 LOU C. FIRR 4853              6   5  0    35       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARCUS 4850                   8   2  1    33       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 THE SCOUSER 4858              6   1  0    33       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 GEMINI 4908                   7   4  0    31       ORDER (413)
 ROGER THE BRAVE 4787          4   3  0    31       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
-SLAYER 4849                   3   8  0    30       ECLIPSE (409)
 AWE 4861                      2   5  0    26       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-PITT 4917                     2   0  0    25       HOUSE OF JADE (414)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE INVISIBLE PIG 4886        2   2  0    22       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 CADBURY 4085                  0   2  0    20       MUNCHIES (349)
-PITLORD 4839                  3   7  2    18       ECLIPSE (409)
-THE FANS 4833                 1   0  0    17       YUCK THE FANKEES (411)
 OREO 4082                     2   0  0    16       MUNCHIES (349)
 COW LICHE 4901                2   0  0    14       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
-REAPER 4877                   1   0  1    14       ECLIPSE (409)
 BAAAD BOB 4681                2   6  0    12       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 HAVOK 4900                    1   1  1    12       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-TOBIAS 4919                   2   1  0    11       HOUSE OF JADE (414)
 WRACK'M 4875                  2   3  0     9       WAX HOSTILE (399)
-MARDUC 4916                   1   1  1     9       HOUSE OF JADE (414)
-BROKEBACK DAMON 4829          1   0  0     8       YUCK THE FANKEES (411)
 MAIM 'N MAMIE 4893            1   2  0     6       WAX HOSTILE (399)
-EVIL EMPIRE 4832              0   1  0     5       YUCK THE FANKEES (411)
-HEXXER 4876                   1   0  0     4       ECLIPSE (409)
-HEIMDALL 4882                 0   2  0     2       CRUCIBLE (410)
-LOKI 4881                     0   2  0     2       CRUCIBLE (410)
-VALKNOT 4896                  0   1  0     1       CRUCIBLE (410)
 DELTA 88 4911                 0   1  0     1       ORDER (413)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PUDLY 4913              0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   HIGH ELF              581  NONE
DEMONIC EGG 4202       10 10 1 BARN OF HORRORS 358  SLAPYOUINPUBLIC 4818  577  REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DR FRAKENHEN 4894       1  2 0 BARN OF HORRORS 358  DARK CHAMPION         581  NONE
COFFIN FODDER 4866      1  1 0 CRUCIBLE 410         SPURIUS 4545          577  NOT REVENGED
FUTARK 4851             4  5 1 CRUCIBLE 410         APOLLONIUS 4423       578   
HARRY MANN 4872         2  4 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  BLACK ORC             581  NONE
TANK DEVIL 4912         0  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  DARK CHAMPION         581  NONE
BALBO BAGGINS 4223      0  1 0 FOR THE SHIRE 359    BLACK ORC             581  NONE
BANDOBRAS TOOK 4222     0  1 0 FOR THE SHIRE 359    STONE GOLEM           581  NONE
LOTHO BAGGINS 4221      0  1 0 FOR THE SHIRE 359    ARENAMISTRESS SU      581  NONE
TED SANDYMAN 4224       0  1 0 FOR THE SHIRE 359    DARK CHAMPION         581  NONE
TOBOLD HORNBLOWE 4225   0  1 0 FOR THE SHIRE 359    SPYMASTER             581  NONE
PRINGLES 4084           0  2 0 MUNCHIES 349         HAVOK 4900            581   
ALPHA 4903              0  4 0 ORDER 413            DARK CHAMPION         581  NONE
OMEGA 4904              0  4 0 ORDER 413            WURM KIN              581  NONE
REGGISAKI 4909          4  6 0 ORDER 413            DARK CHAMPION         581  NONE
KARLRAK 4551           18 17 1 RILL'S GCSC2 370     CANNIBALISTIC CO 4617 579  REVENGED
AMP'N ANNIE 4898        1  1 0 WAX HOSTILE 399      BLACK ORC             581  NONE
SQUISHY WUSS 4892       1  2 0 WAX HOSTILE 399      SHEWISH GIANT         581  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Ahhh...yes...it was right there on the marquee for all to see.  Now, I'm
having fun and slowly getting my team in order, maybe being a tad too generous with
the lousy talent but, that's me.  So anyway, in a round-about-ways, as far as I'm
concerned, speaking as a manager, Yuck and the Spankees are all you-alls look out. --
Scion

Mad Max -- I'm a fan of rippers and ripper-runners...pikers too -- Scion

Easter Guardian -- *Woof* you'll notice I pulled out all the stops, keep up the good
guarding. -- M'N Mamie

Roger the Brave -- Bravely taught.  I know the crude expression, but being the last
Bob and a lady besides, I embrace it heartily. <curtsey> -- B.Bob

Dee T. Emter -- Kinda thought I could'a named that tune with 3 notes. -- M'Racked

Mystic Mirage -- Somehow I think you came back to learn more from me.  Obviously with
that weapon you couldn't beat me, either that or you think I'm cute. -- Lara

Dread -- Pbbt...nice style matchup for you...now where's a striker for me. -- Layla

Our sympathies to Caesar in the loss of Varius at the tourney. -- Lurocians

Yuck the Fankees -- Ha!  Ha!!!  Very amusing team name.  I agree totally! -- the Dark
One

RUMOR OF THE WEEK -- Apparently Havok, the reincarnated form of a former arsonist,
was sent out into the arena in pink scale mail.  The laughter and derision could be
heard all the way to the docks....

Fighting Artemidorii -- We're guessing that you guys have bribed the Arena scribes so
we match up each turn?  Keep back! -- Awe and Lou

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
                *****************************************************
                **********************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

REGGISAKI was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HARRY MANN was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a exciting 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
AMP'N ANNIE was narrowly killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SQUISHY WUSS was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
OMEGA was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ALPHA was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
DR FRAKENHEN was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PUDLY was killed by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
TANK DEVIL was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena melee.
LOTHO BAGGINS was slaughtered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BANDOBRAS TOOK was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
TOBOLD HORNBLOWER was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TED SANDYMAN was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BALBO BAGGINS was easily killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena bout.
RONALTO VON RON was defeated by CANNIBALISTIC COW in a 1 minute Challenge match.
LARA slimly won victory over ANGUISH in a 4 minute master's Challenge conflict.
MYSTIC MIRAGE devastated GREATER VRULL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
EASTER GUARDIAN vanquished GEMINI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
COW LICHE won victory over MAIM 'N MAMIE in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fray.
DREAD devastated MESHARR in a popular 1 minute brutal mismatched Title brawl.
UNDEAD DUCK was luckily beaten by LAYLA in a 2 minute bout.
TED D. SEAVER overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SNOWFLAKE was handily defeated by LARRY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
WAR EAGLE savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute brutal fight.
MOUNTAIN GENERAL beat DEE T. EMTER in a action packed 4 minute gruesome fray.
LOU C. FIRR unbelievably bested CADBURY in a 2 minute bout.
ROGER THE BRAVE subdued BAAAD BOB in a popular 1 minute fight.
AWE was viciously subdued by THE SCOUSER in a popular 6 minute gruesome match.
THE INVISIBLE PIG overpowered WRACK'M in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HAVOK slaughtered PRINGLES in a 2 minute gruesome uneven bout.
OREO narrowly defeated DELTA 88 in a 2 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  19 -  2      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        28 -  19 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  37 -  1      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    58 -  64 -  3      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  12 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  32 -  3      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  20 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  12 -  0       0  |

Turn 581 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         2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  7         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  6         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DREAD 4666                 13   6  0  137 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
STRIKING ATTACK  TED D. SEAVER 4824         17   1  2  127 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
WALL OF STEEL    LAYLA 4594                 19   8  1  104 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
TOTAL PARRY      LARA 4394                  24  15  0  100 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
LUNGING ATTACK   MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635          9   7  1   96 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEE T. EMTER 4860           4   3  0   41 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
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 AWE 4861.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANGUISH 4466, WAR EAGLE 4767, 
DEE T. EMTER 4860, BANDOBRAS TOOK 4222, CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617, MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635, 
MAIM 'N MAMIE 4893, DREAD 4666, LARA 4394, and UNDEAD DUCK 4612.

The least popular fighter this week was PRINGLES 4084.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WRACK'M 4875, SNOWFLAKE 4689, GEMINI 4908, BALBO BAGGINS 4223, TED 
SANDYMAN 4224, TOBOLD HORNBLOWER 4225, LOTHO BAGGINS 4221, OMEGA 4904, HARRY MANN 
4872, and BAAAD BOB 4681.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DREAD (32-4666) ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
MESHARR (32-4554) RILL'S GCSC2 (370)