DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/20/2008    Duedate: 09/02/2008

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-583

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CANNIBALISTIC COW
BARN OF HORRORS (358)
(32-4617) [14-9-3,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CANNIBALISTIC COW              HUNCHBACK GROWLER
BARN OF HORRORS (358)          BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
(32-4617) [14-9-3,119]         (32-4313) [2-4-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANGUISH                        LOU C. FIRR
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-4466) [25-21-1,97]         (32-4853) [7-6-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SARATOGA GLORY (352)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CAESAR'S THUGS (379)        65
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       32      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. FOR THE SHIRE (359)         28      Unchartered Team
4. WAX HOSTILE (399)           27
5. ROMAN HEROES (73)           27      BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     194 111 18 63.6   1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     11  4 0
 2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1042 618 54 62.8   2/ 3 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     8  5 0
 3/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     218 144  9 60.2   3- 2 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      7  3 0
 4/ 4 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     91  64  5 58.7   4/ 4 ROMAN HEROES (73)         6  4 0
 5- 5 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)     111  84  5 56.9   5/ 6 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     6  7 0
 6/ 0*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)   13  10  1 56.5   6/ 5 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      5  8 2
 7/ 7 ROMAN HEROES (73)        616 498 69 55.3   7/ 8 THE REPUBLIC (380)        3  4 0
 8/ 6 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     25  21  1 54.3   8/11 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      3  6 0
 9/ 9 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      65  60 10 52.0   9/15 WAX HOSTILE (399)         2  8 0
10/10 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       150 144  5 51.0  10/14 FOR THE SHIRE (359)       2 12 0
11-11 HOUSE OF JADE (414)       27  26  1 50.9  11/ 0*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)   1  1 0
12/ 8 FOR THE SHIRE (359)       19  20  0 48.7  12-13*MUNCHIES (349)            1  2 0
13/12 THE REPUBLIC (380)        48  58  4 45.3  13-16 ORDER (413)               1  9 0
14-13*MUNCHIES (349)             3   4  0 42.9  14/10 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        0  5 0
15-16 ORDER (413)               16  37  1 30.2  15- 7 HOUSE OF JADE (414)       0  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/17 WAX HOSTILE (399)         11  35  0 23.9  16/17 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 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 600): DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 594): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 596): 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 582): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 580): SNAKE EYES HAMMER of KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): KNUCKLE 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 266): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 439): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, 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 393): 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 598): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 600): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 594): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 596): 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 582): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 580): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 439): 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 393): 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 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (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 582): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 581): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): UGLY GENTLEMAN of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
               (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 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
                (turn 460): CONTRABAND of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 423): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                              JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Me?  Duelmaster?  No way!

I guess it's true.  The arena attendants just came over and draped a cloak over my
shoulders and put a crown on my head.  I never thought this day would come, honestly.

Not that I'm a terrible warrior.  My numbers are 12-12-13-15-21-4-7.  As you all
already know, I am a lunger.  The problem is this:  I learn a LOT of initiative and
attack.  That sounds pretty good, but as I learn very little defense and
decisiveness, I am really slow and not great at dodging.  So unless I can step up to
the plate and swing and swing and swing, I get hit a LOT and lose the fight.

However, I have been at this for a while now--45 arena fights--and a few turns ago I
pulled a rating in defense, so I'm getting better at it and have won a few tough
fights against younger warriors.  Again, 'cause of all the fight experience, I have
been floating up here around the Challenger Champs for a while.  Thus when I
challenged Layla and pulled off the win, there I was, at 111 recognition points, and
the title was mine.

Amazing.  I'm challenging Layla and Lara, as they are my best shots at a win.  If I
pull it off, I should be out of here.  AT LAST!!!

Anguish
Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ARVAT.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking 
and too little dodging gave HOUSE OF JADE a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Up 
'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  
Well, WAX HOSTILE's 9th moved them up to 2-3-0 place.  What's with TACITUS?  He 
actually beat BARN OF HORRORS' COW LICHE, and walked away with 23 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at CAESAR'S THUGS while they watched TACITUS clobber COW 
LICHE.  She lost 12 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  I'm 
sure ARVAT is excited about CANNIBALISTIC COW, the new Duelmaster from BARN OF 
HORRORS.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Advice to fighters 
with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, DEVIL 
ADVOCATES!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at ROMAN HEROES ain't reelin'!  
DEVIL ADVOCATES' mad!  What do people see in GREATER VRULL?  His 7-8-0?  GEMSTONE 
BEASTS ain't talkin', but he's got 64 points.  MYSTIC MIRAGE expects the easy win by 
going 22 points down.  GREATER VRULL will find this a hard lesson!  I have to get 
this off my chest.  What a low dog, MYSTIC MIRAGE!  He can't set himself up in a real 
match.  I was sorry to see GREATER VRULL lose.   
     Warriors of ARVAT unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior has 
met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617       14   9  3   119       BARN OF HORRORS (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TED D. SEAVER 4824           17   1  2   127       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 LUCIUS 4620                  16   5  0   102       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 ANGUISH 4466                 25  21  1    97       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-UNDEAD DUCK 4612              6   2  0    95       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635           10   8  1    94       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-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                  
-RONALTO VON RON 4739         11   4  0    88       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 WAR EAGLE 4767                8   4  0    80       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-MARCELLUS 4659                6   4  0    70       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 DEE T. EMTER 4860             6   3  0    67       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPURIUS 4545                  8   7  2    66       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663          15   3  2    65       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 GREATER VRULL 4375            7   8  0    64       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)
 SNOWFLAKE 4689               14   8  1    63       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 EASTER GUARDIAN 4706          6   3  0    63       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634        15   4  1    56       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 LOU C. FIRR 4853              7   6  0    56       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 LUCRETIUS 4687               10   6  2    54       ROMAN HEROES (73)
-MARA ACOMA 4924               6   4  0    52       HOUSE OF JADE (414)
 ARTEMIDORUS V 4686           11   5  0    49       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 HUNCHBACK GROWLER 4313        2   4  0    44       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
-GEMINI 4908                   8   4  0    39       ORDER (413)
 THE SCOUSER 4858              7   2  0    37       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-ROGER THE BRAVE 4787          5   3  0    36       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCUS 4850                   9   3  1    35       ROMAN HEROES (73)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAAAD BOB 4681                3   6  0    27       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 SQUATTING 4325                3   0  0    27       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
-GATHERING LEAVES 4324         3   0  0    26       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE INVISIBLE PIG 4886        3   3  0    23       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 TACITUS 4930                  1   0  0    23       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
-ANDRONICUS 4660               5   5  0    22       THE REPUBLIC (380)
-PUSHING PRARIE DOGS 4310      3   1  0    22       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
-CADBURY 4085                  0   2  0    20       MUNCHIES (349)
 AWE 4861                      2   7  0    19       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-PITT 4917                     2   1  0    19       HOUSE OF JADE (414)
-OREO 4082                     2   0  0    16       MUNCHIES (349)
 ARTEMISDORUS VII 4952         1   0  0    16       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 N.Q. BUSS 4946                1   0  0    14       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 ANDWISE ROPER 4937            1   0  0    13       FOR THE SHIRE (359)
-TOBIAS 4919                   2   2  0    12       HOUSE OF JADE (414)
 ARTEMIDORUS VI 4869           3   2  0    11       THE REPUBLIC (380)
-PASSING TIME 4323             2   2  1    11       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 COW LICHE 4901                3   1  0    10       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 HAVOK 4900                    2   2  2    10       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 SILLY MILLY 4948              1   0  0    10       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 BRUTUS 4951                   1   0  0    10       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 MAIM 'N MAMIE 4893            1   3  0     6       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 FARAMIR TOOK 4934             1   1  0     4       FOR THE SHIRE (359)
-MIKE JONES 4942               0   1  0     2       ORDER (413)
-DELTA 88 4911                 0   2  0     2       ORDER (413)
 BEEZER BAPPER 4949            0   1  0     1       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 WILL WHITFOOT 4955            0   1  0     1       FOR THE SHIRE (359)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FRANKENGOAT 4935        1  1 0 BARN OF HORRORS 358  WURM KIN              583  NONE
DARK THUG 4954          0  1 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379   HIGH ELF              583  NONE
SACRIFICIAL THUG 4953   0  1 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379   MOUNTAIN TROLL        583  NONE
NOT EVIL 4945           0  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  HIGH ELF              583  NONE
NOTAHOBBIT II 4956      0  1 0 FOR THE SHIRE 359    STONE GOLEM           583  NONE
NOTAHOBBIT III 4957     0  1 0 FOR THE SHIRE 359    ARENAMISTRESS SU      583  NONE
MARDUC 4916             1  2 1 HOUSE OF JADE 414    HAVOK 4900            582   
PRINGLES 4084           0  2 0 MUNCHIES 349         HAVOK 4900            581   
KARLRAK 4551           18 17 1 RILL'S GCSC2 370     CANNIBALISTIC CO 4617 579  REVENGED
REPUBLICAN DUD 4950     0  1 0 THE REPUBLIC 380     SHEWISH GIANT         583  NONE
WRACK'M 4875            2  4 0 WAX HOSTILE 399      WURM KIN              583  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Spurius -- That was a nice try.  You're pretty impressive with that Hatchet.  I am
sure we will match up again.  There certainly seems like there is a lack of opponents
ever since Destitute Noble left. -- Mountain General

Dread -- Well that wasn't any fun.  Thank gods you're gone. -- Mystic Mirage

Artemidorus -- What is up with you guys???  If I can ever learn some attack I'd pound
you but good. -- Easter Guardian

M. Chardinee -- I'd much rather fight the Dwarf.  He teaches much better than you do.
-- War Eagle

Pitt -- I jumped you running 6-4.  That isn't a good sign for a lunger.  Just a tip,
it's time for you to fight at night. -- The Scouser (talent evaluator extraordinaire)

Dread -- Good riddance! -- The Trainer

Larry -- Whew!  Thank GODS you're gone!!!!  Don't let the door hit you on the way
out. -- The Trainer

Lara -- <SNARL!!!! SNAP!!!!! DROOL!!!!!>  Mmmmmmmm!!!!!!  Fresh MEAT!!!!!! <SNARL!!!!
SNAP!!!!!!  DROOL!!!!!> -- Cannibalistic Cow

Gemini -- Nice SS crits.  Very well done.  Hopefully, one day I'll be good. -- The
Invisible Pig

Convicted Thief -- That was fun for me.  Thanks! -- Cow Liche

Say goodbye to Frankengoat.  No skill learns and he is was hosed in attack....
13-4-19-11-21-9-7  Basher.  No great loss. -- Mad Max

Anguish -- Congrats on taking the title.  CC will be coming for it shortly. -- Mad
Max

Caesar -- I'm starting a Coolie union.  Feel free to see me to negotiate our rates.
These slave wages will no longer cut it. -- Mad Max
P.S.  Don't try to pull any Hoffa stuff with me either.  I've got five bodyguards
with me at all times.

Rumor of the week:  Unless you are short and bald, replacement warriors will only be
eunuch, clumsy, fat, imbeciles.  Tall and average height managers are hopelessly
screwed.

Rumor of the week:  According to the local temples, one of the Younger Gods fell to
earth in the form of a star this week.  Word has it that this godling has been hidden
away by a local and is in the vicinity of Arvat.  Anyone with word of this event is
encouraged to contact the local Temple of Ahringol.

Marduc -- Whoops.  I guess I don't know my own strength.  My condolences to your
teammates. -- Havok

Artie V -- Looks like I'm finally getting the hang of this.  Thanks for the sparring
session. -- Dee T. Empter

Roger the Brave -- Wow.  I totally had that fight in hand and managed to lose it.  I
suppose when you are already 2-5, one more loss doesn't matter.  I will claim
revenge. -- Awe

9 August 2008
All -- We are currently looking for capable manager that will give the Desolate
Empire Alliance a full roster for the Turf War.  We currently have four (4) roster
slots that are open to capable managers without questionable morals.  If interested
for the Turf War, contact:  Lamar Treas-Wilson, Dok Sik, Dok Sik Killas DM 47

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

WRACK'M was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FRANKENGOAT was dispatched by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
NOTAHOBBIT III was murdered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DARK THUG was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
SACRIFICIAL THUG was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NOT EVIL was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
NOTAHOBBIT II was slain by STONE GOLEM in a exciting 2 minute Dark Arena struggle.
REPUBLICAN DUD was easily killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MYSTIC MIRAGE vanquished GREATER VRULL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ANGUISH was defeated by CANNIBALISTIC COW in a popular 1 minute expert's Title duel.
LUCIUS overpowered WAR EAGLE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
DEE T. EMTER defeated LUCRETIUS in a exciting 2 minute match.
SNOWFLAKE was devastated by SPURIUS in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ARTEMIDORUS IV narrowly defeated LOU C. FIRR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
HUNCHBACK GROWLER was beaten by MOUNTAIN GENERAL in a 5 minute conflict.
ARTEMIDORUS V savagely defeated THE SCOUSER in a tiring 21 minute bloody duel.
EASTER GUARDIAN vanquished MARCUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody one-sided fray.
AWE was bested by SQUATTING in a 1 minute fight.
BAAAD BOB overpowered ARTEMIDORUS VI in a exciting 2 minute one-sided match.
THE INVISIBLE PIG overpowered MAIM 'N MAMIE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
COW LICHE was devastated by TACITUS in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
FARAMIR TOOK was defeated by N.Q. BUSS in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
HAVOK was viciously subdued by ARTEMISDORUS VII in a 7 minute bloody beginner's duel.
BEEZER BAPPER was overpowered by BRUTUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SILLY MILLY overpowered WILL WHITFOOT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ANDWISE ROPER overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  32 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         AIMED BLOW        22 -  18 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  38 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    61 -  75 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  29 -  2      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  15 -  3      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  20 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  11 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  11 -  0       0  |

Turn 583 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  7         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  6         4  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617     14   9  3  119 BARN OF HORRORS (358)
AIMED BLOW       LUCIUS 4620                16   5  0  102 ROMAN HEROES (73)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEE T. EMTER 4860           6   3  0   67 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
TOTAL PARRY      ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663        15   3  2   65 ROMAN HEROES (73)
STRIKING ATTACK  EASTER GUARDIAN 4706        6   3  0   63 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
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 LOU C. FIRR 4853.  The ten other most popular fighters were HUNCHBACK GROWLER 
4313, NOTAHOBBIT II 4956, DEE T. EMTER 4860, BAAAD BOB 4681, CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617, 
MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635, ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663, MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634, LUCIUS 4620, and 
EASTER GUARDIAN 4706.

The least popular fighter this week was ARTEMIDORUS V 4686.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE SCOUSER 4858, WILL WHITFOOT 4955, BEEZER BAPPER 4949, 
ARTEMISDORUS VII 4952, COW LICHE 4901, MAIM 'N MAMIE 4893, ARTEMIDORUS VI 4869, AWE 
4861, SNOWFLAKE 4689, and WAR EAGLE 4767.

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

LARRY (32-4391) LUROCIAN GUARD (378)