DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/12/2008    Duedate: 11/25/2008

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-589

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

UNDEAD DUCK
BARN OF HORRORS (358)
(32-4612) [7-2-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

UNDEAD DUCK                    EAST TO WEST
BARN OF HORRORS (358)          CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
(32-4612) [7-2-0,109]          (32-4929) [2-1-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EASTER GUARDIAN                AGONY
SARATOGA GLORY (352)           ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-4706) [9-6-0,90]           (32-4944) [1-1-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       37
2. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        26      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. BARN OF HORRORS (358)       25      Unchartered Team
4. CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)        24
5. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        16      CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     213 122 18 63.6   1/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    10  4 0
 2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1056 630 54 62.6   2/ 3 ROMAN HEROES (73)         9  6 0
 3/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     228 154 10 59.7   3/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      9  6 0
 4/ 4 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     97  72  5 57.4   4/ 5 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      5  7 0
 5/ 5 ROMAN HEROES (73)        632 510 69 55.3   5- 4 THE REPUBLIC (380)        4  3 0
 6/ 6 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       151 149  5 50.3   6- 7 WAX HOSTILE (399)         3  2 0
 7- 7 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      73  73 11 50.0   7- 8 TEAM SYMBI (405)          3  2 0
 8- 8 TEAM SYMBI (405)          34  40  3 45.9   8- 6 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      3  6 0
 9- 9 THE REPUBLIC (380)        56  66  4 45.9   9/11 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     2  3 0
10/10*CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)       2   3  0 40.0  10/10*CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      2  3 0
11-11 WAX HOSTILE (399)         19  47  0 28.8  11/ 9 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        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 604): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 606): PAIN INTICER II of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 600): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 602): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 601): YAREK ZURN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 599): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 299): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 592): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 297): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 588): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 586): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 577): LUCKY of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 540): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): BOLT of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 467): HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 454): 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 461): UNLUCKY DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 204): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 399): VOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 377): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 493): NEBUCHADENEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 604): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 606): FURIES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 600): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 602): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 601): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 599): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 299): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 592): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 297): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 588): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 586): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 577): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 540): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 467): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 454): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 204): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 399): SAND DANCERS (Jorjga, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 377): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 493): SILMARILLIAD et al (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 606): PAIN INTICER II of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
                           DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, 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.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 296): CORNELIUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 588): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
                          BURLY REIVER of GEMSTONE BEASTS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 586): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
                       (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  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
                  (turn 255): EVALON ELKHORN of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 454): BEAST XVII of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                       (turn 453): SPIRITWALKER of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): UNLUCKY DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, 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.

     Ted. D. Seaver stood at the edge of the Grand Balcony of the Arvat Memorial
Coliseum and looked down at the mass of rampaging coolies far below.  The gates of
the Coliseum were closed and barred, but the enraged throng threw itself again and
again into the sturdy portals.
     "What in the hells is going on here?" the Duelmaster rumbled, looking back at
the other gladiators assembled on the balcony for the pre-fight press conference.
     Snowflake had the answer.  "After the flood, the Gladiatorial Commission raised
the bleacher seat prices from one copper kopec to three.  They're trying to offset
costs of the damages to the arena."
     Ted growled, "The fools.  The coolies are already riled up enough over increased
housing costs, the lack of food and the low wages offered in the new Caesar Building
Initiative.  The games are their only distraction from the misery of their lives.
Who's the idiot responsible for this?"
     Mystic Mirage pushed forward.  "I heard that the new Arenamaster signed the
price increase, but the idea came from that Commission accountant, Cyrius Grubb."
     Ted motioned to a group of Initiates gladiators, "You there, go fetch this Grubb
fellow and bring him up here.  It's four hours until the fights begin and this coolie
army shows no signs of breaking up."
     A few minutes later, the group of young gladiators marched up, led by several of
the fighting Artemidorii.  They dragged a well-dressed bald man by his ankles.
     "What is the meaning of this!?" Cyrius Grubb shrieked.
     One of the Artemidorii backhanded him.  "We caught him trying to sneak out of
the arena through the aqueducts.  He was carrying this."  The gladiator threw a sack
of coins down before Ted D. Seaver's feet.  It burst open and a large number of
silver and copper coins, interspersed with some gold, poured out.
     "Aha!" Ted cried.  "So the cost increase was more to line your pockets than to
implement arena repairs and upgrades.  Clearly there's enough here to pay for
expenses."
     Grubb squirmed free and dove at his treasure, only to be pulled back.  "You
filthy gladiators have no right!  You're only a step above coolies yourselves!  I've
earned this money!"
     At that, Ted's infamous temper broke.  He leaped upon the hapless accountant and
roared, "I've had enough of you money grubbers!  Here's what I think of you and your
treasure!"  Ted lifted the struggling accountant and hurled  him out from the balcony
to fall screaming to the cobblestones below, where he hit with a sickening crunch.
The coolie mob fell silent.
     Ted then leaped up onto the balcony dais and shouted out, "Free bleacher seats
for all who come today!  Courtesy of the Commission!"
     The coolies cheered and applauded.  The gates opened and the mob quieted and
marched into the arena in an orderly fashion.
     Ted motioned to the sack of coins.  "Bring this down to the ticket vendors.
Calculate the cost of all the bleacher seats and pay them.  If there's any leftover,
tell them to put it towards next week's games as well."
     The Duelmaster signed.  "The life of a Gladiator is never easy...."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ARVAT this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
SARATOGA GLORY is pushed out of top team by DEVIL ADVOCATES, who came from 2nd with a 
4-1-0 this turn.  The DEVIL ADVOCATES guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, WAR EAGLE fought ARTEMIDORUS IV and gained 18 points and contributed to SARATOGA 
GLORY's 3-2-0.  DEE T. EMTER has lost to UNDEAD DUCK, falling 11 points, while 
helping make DEVIL ADVOCATES a 4-1-0 turn.  MYSTIC MIRAGE challenged for the 
Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone DEVIL ADVOCATES' warrior.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and TED D. SEAVER remains ARVAT's 
top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Swinging Aardvark uses trolls in their stew.  Talk 
about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the WAX HOSTILE 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ARVAT, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided WAX HOSTILE 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!  
Tsk, tsk, tsk.  MOUNTAIN GENERAL, does your manager know you're challenging down 20 
points to fight SNOWFLAKE from RILL'S GCSC2?  It pains me to see warriors take 
advantage of the system like this.  MOUNTAIN GENERAL overcame SNOWFLAKE, as if it 
surprises anyone.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ARVAT and I've a long road ahead of me. 
Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNDEAD DUCK 4612              7   2  0   109       BARN OF HORRORS (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAR EAGLE 4767               12   6  0   101       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 LUCRETIUS 4687               15   7  2    97       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634        21   4  1    92       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635           14  10  1    91       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EASTER GUARDIAN 4706          9   6  0    90       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 DEE T. EMTER 4860             9   6  0    88       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663          17   6  2    84       ROMAN HEROES (73)
-MARCELLUS 4659                7   5  0    77       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 SNOWFLAKE 4689               15  13  1    75       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
-BAAAD BOB 4681                7   6  0    75       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 MARCUS 4850                  13   5  1    71       ROMAN HEROES (73)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIUS 4620                  16  11  0    63       ROMAN HEROES (73)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTEMIDORUS V 4686           16   5  0    59       ROMAN HEROES (73)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPURIUS 4545                  8   8  2    54       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 THE SCOUSER 4858              9   6  0    53       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-STOLTZ ABN 4734               8   7  1    51       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 AWE 4861                      5  10  0    48       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 LOU C. FIRR 4853              8  10  0    47       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 ESTHER ROTHE 4962             4   2  0    45       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-STIM FORTA 4826               5   2  0    43       TEAM SYMBI (405)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EAST TO WEST 4929             2   1  0    31       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
-ANDRONICUS 4660               5   6  0    29       THE REPUBLIC (380)
-PARNECIUS 4969                3   1  0    29       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 N.Q. BUSS 4946                4   3  0    25       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADNESS 4980                  2   0  0    23       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-BRUTUS 4951                   3   1  0    22       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 PANIC 4947                    2   0  0    22       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-BUSY LIZ 4982                 1   1  0    22       WAX HOSTILE (399)
-TACITUS 4930                  4   2  0    21       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 MAD COW 4976                  2   0  0    21       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
-TIMEA UNLUUK 4840             2   2  1    20       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 HAVOK 4900                    3   7  2    18       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-ARTEMIDORUS VII 4952          4   2  1    15       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
-BRAVE DAVE 4964               3   1  0    14       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 AGONY 4944                    1   1  0    14       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-MAXIMIUS 4979                 2   1  0    13       THE REPUBLIC (380)
-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?
COW LICHE 4901          4  3 0 BARN OF HORRORS 358  WURM KIN              589  NONE
DEAD DOG 4997           0  1 0 BARN OF HORRORS 358  STONE GOLEM           589  NONE
THE INVISIBLE PI 4886   3  6 0 BARN OF HORRORS 358  SPYMASTER             589  NONE
UNDO 4925               0  1 0 CHRISTIAN ROCK 415   SPYMASTER             589  NONE
SILLY MILLY 4948        1  2 0 WAX HOSTILE 399      ANDWISE ROPER 4937    585  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

ZERO personal ads last week?  What's wrong with you, Arvat?  Get chatting!

Artie V -- I HATE you guys. -- Awe

Stoltz Abn -- One lousy skill and you with the large fight advantage.  Dang. -- Havok

Team Symbi -- Welcome back. -- Devils & Angels

Rumor of the Week:  The recent coolie rampage was set off by a 50% off sale on soap
in the Arvat Market.  Apparently the goal was to eliminate dirty coolies, but we just
ended up with bloody coolies in the end.

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
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Contest will begin in November following the Fall Mail In Tournament.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COW LICHE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THE INVISIBLE PIG was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DEAD DOG was put to death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
UNDO was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
UNDEAD DUCK devastated DEE T. EMTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
MYSTIC MIRAGE was demolished by TED D. SEAVER in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
MOUNTAIN GENERAL outwaited SNOWFLAKE in a 9 minute brutal master's Challenge fight.
LUCRETIUS devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 3 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
ARTEMIDORUS IV was viciously subdued by WAR EAGLE in a 3 minute expert's duel.
LUCIUS was vanquished by EASTER GUARDIAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MARCUS defeated THE SCOUSER in a 2 minute match.
ARTEMIDORUS V unbelievably bested AWE in a popular 3 minute brutal bout.
LOU C. FIRR demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ESTHER ROTHE devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
HAVOK was devastated by EAST TO WEST in a 1 minute bloody mismatched bout.
N.Q. BUSS overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MADNESS devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AGONY was beaten by MAD COW in a crowd pleasing 6 minute amateur's brawl.
PANIC overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  36 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  22 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  27 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  63 -  2      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  16 -  2      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 589 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  UNDEAD DUCK 4612            7   2  0  109 BARN OF HORRORS (358)
LUNGING ATTACK   WAR EAGLE 4767             12   6  0  101 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
TOTAL PARRY      LUCRETIUS 4687             15   7  2   97 ROMAN HEROES (73)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEE T. EMTER 4860           9   6  0   88 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
AIMED BLOW       LUCIUS 4620                16  11  0   63 ROMAN HEROES (73)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EASTER GUARDIAN 4706.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was AGONY 4944.  The ten other most popular fighters were WAR EAGLE 4767, AWE 
4861, SNOWFLAKE 4689, LUCRETIUS 4687, MARCUS 4850, DEAD DOG 4997, ARTEMIDORUS V 4686, 
EAST TO WEST 4929, N.Q. BUSS 4946, and MADNESS 4980.

The least popular fighter this week was HAVOK 4900.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE SCOUSER 4858, LUCIUS 4620, MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634, MYSTIC MIRAGE 
4635, DEE T. EMTER 4860, UNDO 4925, THE INVISIBLE PIG 4886, MAD COW 4976, COW LICHE 
4901, and PANIC 4947.

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

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