DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/06/2008    Duedate: 08/19/2008

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-582

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANGUISH
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-4466) [25-20-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANGUISH                        POSITION IS EMPTY
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           
(32-4466) [25-20-1,111]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANGUISH                        CANNIBALISTIC COW
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           BARN OF HORRORS (358)
(32-4466) [25-20-1,111]        (32-4617) [13-9-3,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       50
2. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        39      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. FOR THE SHIRE (359)         34      Unchartered Team
4. BARN OF HORRORS (358)       31
5. ORDER (413)                 22       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     191 109 18 63.7   1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1040 616 54 62.8   2/ 2 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)     10  5 0
 3/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     218 141  9 60.7   3/ 4 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     8  6 0
 4/ 4 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     89  62  5 58.9   4/ 3 ROMAN HEROES (73)         7  3 0
 5/ 5 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)     111  84  5 56.9   5/ 6 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      7  8 2
 6/ 6 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     25  20  1 55.6   6/ 7 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     6  8 0
 7/ 8 ROMAN HEROES (73)        613 496 69 55.3   7/ 5 HOUSE OF JADE (414)       3  5 1
 8/ 7 FOR THE SHIRE (359)       18  16  0 52.9   8/ 0 THE REPUBLIC (380)        2  2 0
 9/10 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      62  58 10 51.7   9-11*YUCK THE FANKEES (411)    2  2 0
10/11 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       150 143  5 51.2  10/ 9 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        2  4 0
11/ 9 HOUSE OF JADE (414)       27  26  1 50.9  11/ 8 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      2  5 0
12/ 0 THE REPUBLIC (380)        47  56  4 45.6  12-12 ECLIPSE (409)             1  1 0
13-12*MUNCHIES (349)             3   4  0 42.9  13-13*MUNCHIES (349)            1  2 0
14-14*YUCK THE FANKEES (411)     2   3  0 40.0  14/16 FOR THE SHIRE (359)       1  8 0
15-15 ECLIPSE (409)             49  75  9 39.5  15-10*WAX HOSTILE (399)         1  9 0
16/16 ORDER (413)               16  37  1 30.2  16/15 ORDER (413)               1  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17-17*WAX HOSTILE (399)          9  32  0 22.0  17/14 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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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 599): BELEG CUTHALION of SILMARILLIAD (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 593): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 595): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 592): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): VORTEX of FLYING MONKEYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 581): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 579): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 570): PANE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): NORILTENNE 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 460): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 447): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 438): CITIZEN CAPET of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 501): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 394): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 392): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 486): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 599): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 593): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 595): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 592): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): FREE MASONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 581): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 579): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 570): LOST CAUSE
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): 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 460): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 447): DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 438): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 201): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 294): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 392): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 486): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): GANGREL of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, 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)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): KILDILLI DALL of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585):URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          ARONWE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          URAT of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
              (turn 584): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 581): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 570): PANE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, 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 460): CONTRABAND of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
                (turn 459): PREATORIAN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): VENREK of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, 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.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail Arvat!  I'm back and have some good news.  For some reason I received my invite
early and I am off to continue my career in ADM!!!  It's what I've been looking
forward to ever since my creation!  My boss isn't really sure why I received the
early invite, but he's certainly not complaining!  He says I will make a very good
Freshman class contender.  So that's likely where you all will see me next.  Wish me
luck!

This turn I fought Mesharr again and failed to one shot him.  I expected him to come
back and take me out, but apparently my attack is now good enough that I am really
tough to defend against.  It was a good fight.  Though I am wondering why he didn't
teach me any riposte skills!  I could have used a few.

I'm not challenging anyone this turn and I'll let fate decide who I fight.  After
all, I am immortal now so death is no longer a concern!

I can't think of anything good to talk about and my teammates are throwing me a going
away party.  So that is about all.

Fare thee well, Arvat!

Dread
Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ARVAT needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  I don't wanna hurt 
anybody's feelings or anything, but WAX HOSTILE really goofed with their 0-0-0.  One 
team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 1 after going 3-1-0.  Keep it up, 
BARN OF HORRORS!  MVP award for ANGUISH?  ANGELS OF PAIN's proud of him after beating 
LAYLA and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  ARTEMIDORUS V got 
smashed by DEE T. EMTER, and lost 11 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else! 
DREAD stopped MYSTIC MIRAGE dead in his tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a 
real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  SARATOGA GLORY was the most 
avoided team.  Is a 191-109-18 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark 
secret why ROMAN HEROES' been avoiding SARATOGA GLORY so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  Can GEMSTONE BEASTS' GREATER VRULL be more popular than me?  He 
was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  See if I ever talk to MARCUS 
again!  DELTA 88 was so low when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  Is this how ROMAN HEROES 
advances, by having their members (MARCUS) fight people that are really below them 
(DELTA 88)?  GEMINI must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He 
challenged THE INVISIBLE PIG.  9 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell 
me.) I thought GEMINI showed great skill and promise when he defeated THE INVISIBLE 
PIG.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  I hear THE REPUBLIC sent APOLLONIUS to the 
Dark Arena.  What, is that like not well-lit, or what?  How cruel!  THE REPUBLIC 
heartlessly sent his to CYRUS certain fate in the Dark Arena.  Is a 10-9-2 bad or 
something?  Hey!  Quit laughing!  Just because APPIUS had 11-6-1 was no reason for 
CAESAR'S THUGS to send him to the Dark Arena!  Stop it!  Hey, warriors get killed by 
other warriors, not by their manager sending them to the Dark Arena.  What's wrong 
with APPIUS' 11-6-1, CAESAR'S THUGS?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  
I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  ARVAT is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGUISH 4466                 25  20  1   111       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TED D. SEAVER 4824           17   1  2   127       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617       13   9  3   110       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 LARRY 4391                   20  20  1   104       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
-UNDEAD DUCK 4612              6   2  0    95       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 LARA 4394                    24  16  0    92       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 LAYLA 4594                   19   9  1    92       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
-BURLY REIVER 4357             7   1  0    91       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635            9   8  1    89       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 WAR EAGLE 4767                8   3  0    89       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 RONALTO VON RON 4739         11   4  0    88       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 LUCIUS 4620                  15   5  0    86       ROMAN HEROES (73)
-MARCELLUS 4659                6   4  0    70       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 GREATER VRULL 4375            7   7  0    67       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWFLAKE 4689               14   7  1    66       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKYKNIGHT 4796                8   9  0    65       ECLIPSE (409)
 ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663          14   3  2    60       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 DEE T. EMTER 4860             5   3  0    57       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634        14   4  1    54       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 LUCRETIUS 4687               10   5  2    53       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 LOU C. FIRR 4853              7   5  0    53       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 EASTER GUARDIAN 4706          5   3  0    53       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-MARA ACOMA 4924               6   4  0    52       HOUSE OF JADE (414)
 SPURIUS 4545                  7   7  2    46       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 ARTEMIDORUS V 4686           10   5  0    44       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 THE SCOUSER 4858              7   1  0    43       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 GEMINI 4908                   8   4  0    39       ORDER (413)
 ROGER THE BRAVE 4787          5   3  0    36       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 MARCUS 4850                   9   2  1    35       ROMAN HEROES (73)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLAYER 4849                   3   8  0    30       ECLIPSE (409)
 AWE 4861                      2   6  0    24       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDRONICUS 4660               5   5  0    22       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 COW LICHE 4901                3   0  0    22       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
-CADBURY 4085                  0   2  0    20       MUNCHIES (349)
 HAVOK 4900                    2   1  2    19       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 PITT 4917                     2   1  0    19       HOUSE OF JADE (414)
-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)
 THE INVISIBLE PIG 4886        2   3  0    15       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 ARTEMIDORUS VI 4869           3   1  0    14       THE REPUBLIC (380)
-REAPER 4877                   1   0  1    14       ECLIPSE (409)
 FARAMIR TOOK 4934             1   0  0    13       FOR THE SHIRE (359)
 FRANKENGOAT 4935              1   0  0    13       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
-BAAAD BOB 4681                2   6  0    12       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 TOBIAS 4919                   2   2  0    12       HOUSE OF JADE (414)
-WRACK'M 4875                  2   3  0     9       WAX HOSTILE (399)
-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)
 MIKE JONES 4942               0   1  0     2       ORDER (413)
 DELTA 88 4911                 0   2  0     2       ORDER (413)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SIZE 18 4940            0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   HIGH ELF              582  NONE
APPIUS 4437            11  7 1 CAESAR'S THUGS 379   DARK CHAMPION         582  NONE
DEAD THUG 4931          0  1 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379   SPYMASTER             582  NONE
SCRIBONIUS 4856         4  3 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379   ARENAMISTRESS SU      582  NONE
FUTARK 4851             4  5 1 CRUCIBLE 410         APOLLONIUS 4423       578  NONE
SIZE 17A 4938           0  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  ARENAMISTRESS SU      582  NONE
SIZE 17B 4939           0  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  STONE GOLEM           582  NONE
BELBA BOLGER 4933       0  1 0 FOR THE SHIRE 359    SHEWISH GIANT         582  NONE
HUGO BOFFIN 4932        0  1 0 FOR THE SHIRE 359    STONE GOLEM           582  NONE
NOTAHOBBIT 4936         0  1 0 FOR THE SHIRE 359    BANDIT PRINCE         582  NONE
LUCIEN STATE 4915       0  1 0 HOUSE OF JADE 414    SPYMASTER             582  NONE
MARDUC 4916             1  2 1 HOUSE OF JADE 414    HAVOK 4900            582   
PRINGLES 4084           0  2 0 MUNCHIES 349         HAVOK 4900            581   
LIL WEEZY 4941          0  1 0 ORDER 413            SHEWISH GIANT         582  NONE
TRASH 4943              0  1 0 ORDER 413            MOUNTAIN TROLL        582  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KARLRAK 4551           18 17 1 RILL'S GCSC2 370     CANNIBALISTIC CO 4617 579  REVENGED
APOLLONIUS 4423        10 10 2 THE REPUBLIC 380     ARENAMISTRESS SU      582  NONE
CYRUS 4428             10 10 2 THE REPUBLIC 380     ARENAMISTRESS SU      582  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dee T. Emter -- That was an epic battle.  I salute you, sir.  Well done. -- Mountain
General

Greater Vrull -- I'm pretty stocked up on skills now.  To beat a bagger like yourself
confirms this. -- Mystic Mirage

Gemini -- Thanks for the fight.  I'm happy that I didn't kill you.  The boss has been
trying to keep us from doing that lately.  You should have given up earlier though.
-- Easter Guardian

Khalhums Dwarf -- Whoa!  Thanks for all of those skills.  I did enjoy using you as
target practice as well.  We can match together, any time. -- War Eagle

Awe -- After I nailed you half way through the fourth minute I thought you would quit
for sure.  I am impressed with your mettle. -- The Scouser

Dread -- Congrats on the invite. -- the Trainer

Mesharr -- Congrats on the invite. -- the Trainer

Layla -- Darn my inability to not get tired so quickly.  I'll be inactive for a while
now.  Time to wait until the Adepts tourney. -- Undead Duck

Ronalto Von Ron -- <SNAP, SNARL, DROOL!!!!!>  MMMMMMMM Flesh!!!!!  Next time I will
EAT YOU!!!!! <SNAP, SNARL, DROOL!!!!!>- Cannibalistic Cow

Ronalto Von Ron -- Please ignore the Cow.  His blood lust is being contained for now.
-- Mad Max

Wrack'M -- If you can't see me, you can't hit me. -- the Invisible Pig

Maim'N Mamie -- Let's have a quarterstaff tourney. -- Cow Liche

All -- Dr. Frakenhen (should have been FraNKenhen) has passed us by.  He was 11-17-6-
17-7-9-17 PR.  I loved the numbers but when he came back hosed in parry and defense
and came back with little damage I knew his days were numbered.  The name issue
should have been the first sign.  Back to the drawing board. -- Mad Max

Apparently the Rumor of the Week guys were right a while back about half ogres coming
into the arena.  Three replacements and the sizes were 17, 17, and 18.  Impressive!

Lara -- You were very lucky my longsword broke.  I want a rematch. -- Anguish (Who is
now creating a lot of Anguish by sticking around through 44 fights...)

Rumor of the Week:  Word has it that some area novelty are thinking about pooling
resources and building rental villas north of the city.  Property prices will soar!

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

APOLLONIUS was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CYRUS was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
APPIUS was luckily killed by  DARK CHAMPION in a exciting 3 minute Dark Arena melee.
SCRIBONIUS was slaughtered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
NOTAHOBBIT was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
DEAD THUG was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
TRASH was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
SIZE 17A was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BELBA BOLGER was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena competition.
HUGO BOFFIN was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena melee.
SIZE 18 was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
SIZE 17B was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
LIL WEEZY was slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena match.
LUCIEN STATE was executed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
ANGUISH savagely defeated LAYLA in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title competition.
CANNIBALISTIC COW savagely defeated LARA in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge brawl.
RONALTO VON RON overpowered GREATER VRULL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ROGER THE BRAVE bested AWE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
MARCUS handily defeated DELTA 88 in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
GEMINI devastated THE INVISIBLE PIG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
DREAD overpowered MYSTIC MIRAGE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
MESHARR was narrowly defeated by LARRY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's fight.
WAR EAGLE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LUCIUS won victory over SNOWFLAKE in a popular 2 minute match.
ARTEMIDORUS IV slimly won victory over EASTER GUARDIAN in a 4 minute duel.
MOUNTAIN GENERAL bested SPURIUS in a 2 minute bout.
ARTEMIDORUS V was subdued by DEE T. EMTER in a popular 1 minute fight.
LUCRETIUS lost to LOU C. FIRR in a 2 minute match.
PITT was overpowered by THE SCOUSER in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
TOBIAS was defeated by ANDRONICUS in a 2 minute gruesome match.
COW LICHE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute uneven duel.
HAVOK killed MARDUC in a 4 minute bloody novice's fray.
ARTEMIDORUS VI won victory over MIKE JONES in a popular 4 minute novice's bout.
FRANKENGOAT vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
FARAMIR TOOK overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  19         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  26 -  2      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         AIMED BLOW        25 -  18 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  15 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  37 -  1      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  13 -  4      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    60 -  73 -  3      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  30 -  3      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  21 -  1      34  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  12 -  0       0  |

Turn 582 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     8 - 11         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        4 -  7         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ANGUISH 4466               25  20  1  111 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
TOTAL PARRY      LARA 4394                  24  16  0   92 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
WALL OF STEEL    LAYLA 4594                 19   9  1   92 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
STRIKING ATTACK  RONALTO VON RON 4739       11   4  0   88 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
AIMED BLOW       LUCIUS 4620                15   5  0   86 ROMAN HEROES (73)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEE T. EMTER 4860           5   3  0   57 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 CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617.  The ten other most popular fighters were EASTER GUARDIAN 
4706, MIKE JONES 4942, APPIUS 4437, ANGUISH 4466, LARRY 4391, LUCIUS 4620, HUGO 
BOFFIN 4932, ROGER THE BRAVE 4787, SPURIUS 4545, and DEE T. EMTER 4860.

The least popular fighter this week was COW LICHE 4901.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TOBIAS 4919, PITT 4917, LUCRETIUS 4687, ARTEMIDORUS V 4686, SNOWFLAKE 
4689, THE INVISIBLE PIG 4886, DELTA 88 4911, LARA 4394, LAYLA 4594, and LUCIEN STATE 
4915.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LARRY (32-4391) LUROCIAN GUARD (378)

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

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