DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/29/2008    Duedate: 11/11/2008

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-588

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TED D. SEAVER
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-4824) [19-1-2,154]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TED D. SEAVER                  EAST TO WEST
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
(32-4824) [19-1-2,154]         (32-4929) [1-1-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MYSTIC MIRAGE                  MARCUS
SARATOGA GLORY (352)           ROMAN HEROES (73)
(32-4635) [14-9-1,95]          (32-4850) [12-5-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SARATOGA GLORY (352)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAX HOSTILE (399)           43
2. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        42      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. THE REPUBLIC (380)          41      Unchartered Team
4. ROMAN HEROES (73)           33
5. TEAM SYMBI (405)            25      CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     210 120 18 63.6   1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      9  6 0
 2/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1052 629 54 62.6   2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     8  5 0
 3/ 4 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     226 151 10 59.9   3/ 3 ROMAN HEROES (73)         8  7 0
 4- 5 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     95  69  5 57.9   4/ 6 THE REPUBLIC (380)        7  3 0
 5/ 7 ROMAN HEROES (73)        629 508 69 55.3   5/ 5 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      5  4 0
 6/ 9 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       151 148  5 50.5   6/ 4 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      5  8 0
 7/ 8 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      73  73 11 50.0   7/ 8 WAX HOSTILE (399)         4  6 0
 8/ 0 TEAM SYMBI (405)          34  40  3 45.9   8/ 0 TEAM SYMBI (405)          3  2 0
 9/11 THE REPUBLIC (380)        56  66  4 45.9   9/12 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        1  2 0
10/ 1*CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)       1   2  0 33.3  10/10*CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      1  2 0
11/12 WAX HOSTILE (399)         19  47  0 28.8  11- 7 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 603): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 605): PAIN INTICER II of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 599): THULE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 601): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 600): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 598): TIMES of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 299): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 591): CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 297): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 587): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 585): THE TUSKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 576): CLYDE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 539): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 274): JEFFERSON DAVIS of JGW PERISHABLE 1 (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 268): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 255): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 466): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 453): BEAST XVII of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 430): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 204): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 398): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 376): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 492): DREAM WARRIOR of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (Ichabod
                                Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 603): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 605): FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 599): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 601): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 600): FORSAKEN (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 598): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 299): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 591): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 297): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 587): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 585): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 576): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 539): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 274): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 268): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 255): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 466): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 453): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 430): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 204): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 398): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 376): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 492): SILMARILLIAD et al (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 598): MOSSROCK of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 601): ANIS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 598): TIMES of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 591): SOLAR ERUPTION of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
              (turn 590): ALUMINUM AWL of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 296): CORNELIUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 585): THE TUSKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 576): CLYDE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           DRENDAN O'KAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 255): EVALON ELKHORN of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 453): SPIRITWALKER of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Torrents of rain whipped sideways against the Devil Advocate's guildhouse in a
stinging sheet, blinding the lookouts stationed on the tower.  Above, the guildhouse
flag, a black scepter on a blood red field, whipped and cracked in the raging wind.
Five foot waves slammed against the makeshift wall of sandbags lined in mountains in
front of the main gates.
     The Dark One was not pleased.  "Weather magic?  What neophyte was fool enough to
dabble in that chaotic field?  Even the rankest amateur knows well enough not to fool
with the forces of nature."
     B. Al Zeybub shrugged, "If I had to guess I would say one of the locals bit off
more than he can chew."
     As they looked out from the shelter of the central parapet of the guildhouse,
the two watched as a local inn broke free of its foundation and foundered downthe
street like a sinking barge.  Unfortuantely the velocity of the current aimed the inn
right at the guildhouse as if it were the ball in a godly game of lawn bowling.
     "Enough of thes."  B. Al Zeybub gestured and a raging ball of flame leaped from
his staff and arced toward the bobbing building.  An instant later it exploded in a
shower of splinters and gouts of brilliant fire.  "At this rate half the city will be
submerged by the end of the day."
     The Dark One turned away from the window.  "Perhaps this flood is not an
accident after all.  I sense a devious mind at work here."
     He sat and sipped a glass of fine, Tuscan wine.  "Who suffers most if half the
city is destroyed?  And then who benefits?  Who can exploit such a calamity?"
     B. Al Zeybub shrugged once again.  "The lower classes, of course, will suffer
the most.  But I can't see anyone who benefits.  Unless..."
     "Indeed.  If many homes and businesses are destroyed many more will be left
destitute.  In order to save their families, many will be forced to sell themselves
into servitude.  The throngs of coolies in the city will double, perhaps triple,
falling right into the clutches of..."
     "Caesar!  The fiend!"  B. Az Zeybub shook his head at the sheer brilliance of
the plan.  And at the utter lack of morality.
     A deep chuckle arose from within the Dark One's cowl.  "I expected a reaction to
the recent proposed regulations, however this was even more ostentatious than I
guessed.  We have lost, you know.  The demand for cheap labor will be vast.  All will
cry out for access to the coolie throngs.  Caesar will make a fortune."
     B. Al Zeybub paced back and forth.  "There always is.  Fortunately Caesar's
legendary wealth is not endless.  Even he would have difficulty harnessing the sums
needed to corner the market on coolies after the flood.  I am sure he will look to
his friends for assistance..."
     At that moment one of the lesser known gladiators burst into the tower chamber
bearing a scroll.  "Master, a Roman barge sailed up to the front gates and bade me
bring this message to you!  Then it sailed off, unaffected by the storm!"
     The Dark One took the scroll and read it.  Then he shook his head.  "It seems
that Caesar has the need of one million gold pieces.  He offers generous interest
rates."
     B. Az Zeybub gaped.  "What are you going to do?"
     "Apparently, I'm going to join my old friend in some investments.  We're going
to make a deal with the Devil.  Then again, that's not something I'm totally
unfamiliar with..."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ARVAT will ever be the same.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for 
there are sorrows to drown for BARN OF HORRORS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 
4 into 11th.  RILL'S GCSC2 stable has parlayed this turn's 0-1-0 into a 3 space move 
up the rankings.  This brings them up to 9th place.  Good work, guys!  The THE 
REPUBLIC guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You 
never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, ARTEMIDORUS IV fought 
WAR EAGLE and gained 21 points and contributed to ROMAN HEROES' 3-2-0.  SPURIUS has 
lost to BAAAD BOB, falling 12 points, while helping make CAESAR'S THUGS a 1-4-0 turn. 
The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and TED D. SEAVER remains 
ARVAT's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw 
last night, cramped under the table at The Dripping Blade?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  DEVIL ADVOCATES has cause to stand tall, as 
they were ARVAT's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And guess who avoided DEVIL ADVOCATES stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
ANGELS OF PAIN.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was RILL'S 
GCSC2's warrior SNOWFLAKE.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in ARVAT, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TED D. SEAVER 4824           19   1  2   154       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEE T. EMTER 4860             9   5  0    99       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635           14   9  1    95       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-UNDEAD DUCK 4612              6   2  0    95       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 LUCRETIUS 4687               14   7  2    92       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663          17   5  2    91       ROMAN HEROES (73)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634        20   4  1    90       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 WAR EAGLE 4767               11   6  0    83       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 EASTER GUARDIAN 4706          8   6  0    80       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 MARCELLUS 4659                7   5  0    77       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 BAAAD BOB 4681                7   6  0    75       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 SNOWFLAKE 4689               15  12  1    70       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 LUCIUS 4620                  16  10  0    69       ROMAN HEROES (73)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCUS 4850                  12   5  1    66       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 ARTEMIDORUS V 4686           15   5  0    57       ROMAN HEROES (73)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPURIUS 4545                  8   8  2    54       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SCOUSER 4858              9   5  0    53       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 STOLTZ ABN 4734               8   7  1    51       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 AWE 4861                      5   9  0    43       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 STIM FORTA 4826               5   2  0    43       TEAM SYMBI (405)
-LOU C. FIRR 4853              7  10  0    37       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDRONICUS 4660               5   6  0    29       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 ESTHER ROTHE 4962             3   2  0    29       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 PARNECIUS 4969                3   1  0    29       THE REPUBLIC (380)
-COW LICHE 4901                4   2  0    26       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 HAVOK 4900                    3   6  2    24       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRUTUS 4951                   3   1  0    22       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 BUSY LIZ 4982                 1   1  0    22       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 TACITUS 4930                  4   2  0    21       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 TIMEA UNLUUK 4840             2   2  1    20       TEAM SYMBI (405)
-MAD COW 4976                  1   0  0    16       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 ARTEMIDORUS VII 4952          4   2  1    15       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 N.Q. BUSS 4946                3   3  0    15       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 EAST TO WEST 4929             1   1  0    15       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
 MADNESS 4980                  1   0  0    15       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 BRAVE DAVE 4964               3   1  0    14       WAX HOSTILE (399)
-THE INVISIBLE PIG 4886        3   5  0    14       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 AGONY 4944                    1   0  0    14       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 MAXIMIUS 4979                 2   1  0    13       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 PANIC 4947                    1   0  0    13       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 ARTEMIDORUS VIII 4977         2   1  0     7       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 DUN THE OX 4848               1   2  1     6       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 GAR SPANDU 4847               1   2  0     5       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 FADE 4973                     0   3  0     3       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 BOLD N COLD 4981              0   2  0     2       WAX HOSTILE (399)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WASTED MONEY 4995       0  1 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379   SPYMASTER             588  NONE
ZERO 4927               0  1 0 CHRISTIAN ROCK 415   BLACK ORC             588  NONE
WILL WHITFOOT 4955      0  2 0 FOR THE SHIRE 359    ARTEMIDORUS VII 4952  584  NOT REVENGED
SILLY MILLY 4948        1  2 0 WAX HOSTILE 399      ANDWISE ROPER 4937    585   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

8 October 2008
Hail Alastarians!
     Allow me to introduce myself.  I am Vanek, manager of the Warmasters in the No-
Tourney arena of Shadowspire.  I come to you with a public service announcement.
Some of you may already be aware of Shadowspire and some of you may not realize what
exactly you're missing.  This isn't your average arena.  This is Shadowspire, a large
and very active arena where role-playing is encouraged; many managers are active both
the personal ads and the D2 forums online, and excitement reigns with many grudge
matches from turn to turn.
     If you haven't checked arena 81 out, I urge you to do so.  After returning to
the game almost 2 years ago, after a 15+ year hiatus, I was looking to try and
recapture the magic of the game I remembered from my youth.  After finding my first
two arenas lacking, I almost quit the game again.  That was until I found the newly
opening Shadowspire.  It was here that I found the magic and excitement that I
remembered.  I truly love this arena and am sure you will too if given a chance.
Rookie or experienced veteran, it matters not.  Both have come together here to
successfully make an arena with plenty of competition to challenge the vets, yet with
the no tourney format, friendly enough for the novices to get their feet wet and
learn (or relearn) the game.  When I say that even novices can find success here, I
speak from personal experience.  I still consider myself a "newbie" to the game but
have found plenty of success with my first two Duelmaster titles and two ADM
graduates to date.
     I encourage you all to check out the D2 forums at www.reality.com/duel2/ and
look over both the Shadowspire newsletter and DM-81 forum section at the bottom of
the page.  The forum banter and personal ads help to clearly show that the "old
school" feel for the game is still alive and well here in Shadowspire.
     Also, if you're a former Shadowspire manager who is currently away, I encourage
you to return and help continue to make this one of the most entertaining arenas in
the game today!
     I hope to see many new faces in the near future and am excited to see the return
of some of the old faces whom have been away!
     Sincerely,
          Vanek

8 October 2008
After 17 long years they are finally cutting the Cowboy loose.  Red & stinging, my
hand is now sufficiently slapped.  The state of Texas' boot print is stamped across
my ***... Uncle Damnit!  I am only 34 (think about it...) so plenty of time to
reinvent myself...prospects are great.  After wading through the culture shock I hope
to be amongst you soon, dishing out paper "w"itch slaps and taking my share of them
from you.  See you @ the Winter face '09?  Only time will tell.  Good luck. --
CFH/Rat Salad, 5 Below Zero and an assortment of other underachieving thugs.
P.S.  Contact info coming soon for those who want it; email and all that other fun
sh...stuff.  *grin*  Sorry Ed.

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

WASTED MONEY was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ZERO was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
TED D. SEAVER handily defeated MYSTIC MIRAGE in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
WAR EAGLE lost to ARTEMIDORUS IV in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
EASTER GUARDIAN was luckily beaten by LUCRETIUS in a 2 minute master's match.
SNOWFLAKE was vanquished by MARCELLUS in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
MOUNTAIN GENERAL bested MARCUS in a popular 6 minute gruesome competition.
LUCIUS was vanquished by DEE T. EMTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BAAAD BOB vanquished SPURIUS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ESTHER ROTHE was vanquished by THE SCOUSER in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
ARTEMIDORUS V luckily beat AWE in a popular 4 minute gory melee.
STOLTZ ABN demolished HAVOK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
STIM FORTA devastated ARTEMIDORUS VII in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
EAST TO WEST was overcome by PARNECIUS in a popular 1 minute conflict.
ANDRONICUS was vanquished by BUSY LIZ in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
N.Q. BUSS won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute fray.
TACITUS overpowered BOLD N COLD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GAR SPANDU was devastated by AGONY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TIMEA UNLUUK savagely defeated ARTEMIDORUS VIII in a exciting 3 minute novice's bout.
DUN THE OX was overcome by BRAVE DAVE in a 1 minute amateur's competition.
FADE was overpowered by MAXIMIUS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MADNESS demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
PANIC vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  35 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  26 -  0      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  29 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  68 -  3      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  15 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  10 -  0      23  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 588 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TED D. SEAVER 4824         19   1  2  154 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEE T. EMTER 4860           9   5  0   99 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
LUNGING ATTACK   MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635         14   9  1   95 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
TOTAL PARRY      LUCRETIUS 4687             14   7  2   92 ROMAN HEROES (73)
AIMED BLOW       MARCELLUS 4659              7   5  0   77 THE REPUBLIC (380)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MARCUS 4850.  The ten other most popular fighters were WAR EAGLE 4767, AWE 
4861, TIMEA UNLUUK 4840, EASTER GUARDIAN 4706, ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663, MARCELLUS 4659, 
STOLTZ ABN 4734, PARNECIUS 4969, LUCRETIUS 4687, and STIM FORTA 4826.

The least popular fighter this week was FADE 4973.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DUN THE OX 4848, ARTEMIDORUS VIII 4977, GAR SPANDU 4847, BOLD N COLD 
4981, ANDRONICUS 4660, SPURIUS 4545, LUCIUS 4620, SNOWFLAKE 4689, MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635, 
and ZERO 4927.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TED D. SEAVER (32-4824) DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
BURLY REIVER (32-4357) GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)