DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/15/2010    Duedate: 09/28/2010

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-637

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LIL ETHE
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-5079) [25-10-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIL ETHE                       SLITHER
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          SERPENTS HOLD (422)
(32-5079) [25-10-0,102]        (32-5238) [2-0-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FILLIS BOUY                    THE SHRIMP
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)        FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
(32-4536) [16-37-0,92]         (32-5236) [2-1-0,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       34
2. ASSORTED (228)              32      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. IL MALVAGIO (423)           32      Unchartered Team
4. ORDER OF BATTLE (424)       17
5. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        13      SERPENTS HOLD (422)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SERPENTS HOLD (422)        2   0  0  100   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    12  3 1
 2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1203 698 60 63.3   2/ 2 ASSORTED (228)            8  7 0
 3/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     337 222 20 60.3   3/ 3 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   6  9 0
 4- 4 ERRATA (387)              15  10  2 60.0   4/ 0*IL MALVAGIO (423)         3  2 1
 5/ 0*IL MALVAGIO (423)          3   2  1 60.0   5/ 7*SERPENTS HOLD (422)       2  0 0
 6/ 5 ASSORTED (228)           167 131 11 56.0   6- 5 APOCALYPSE (385)          2  2 0
 7- 6 APOCALYPSE (385)         130 158 10 45.1   7- 6 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)     2  3 0
 8/ 7 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  483 790 16 37.9   8/ 4 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      2  4 0
 9- 8 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)     11  30  3 26.8   9- 8 ERRATA (387)              1  1 0
10/ 0*ORDER OF BATTLE (424)      1   4  0 20.0  10/ 0*ORDER OF BATTLE (424)     1  4 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 652): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 654): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 539): CASSIE ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 648): CYBERMANCER of DARK CREATIONS (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 650): FANGS ARDENT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 642): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 643): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 640): DEATHWIND FORGE of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 321): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 636): LIL ETHE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 633): SHARK BAIT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 625): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 586): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 293): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 515): BACK of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 501): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 482): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 477): ABRA CADAVER of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): CHAKA KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 432): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 425): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 541): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTRHOPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 652): HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 654): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 539): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 647): RAINBOW CONNECTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 650): FAR TRAVELLERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 642): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 643): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 640): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 321): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 636): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 633): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 625): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 586): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 293): LAND OF OZ (Oz the ALL-Succeeding, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 515): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 501): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 482): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 477): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 432): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 433): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 541): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 648): CYBERMANCER of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 649): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
              (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 640): RINDEL of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 632): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 625): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 477): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): SPARTAN 1 of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 425): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Sorry to start off my column in so lame a fashion, but:
     YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
     I finally did it.  I am Duelmaster!
     I've been a fan of the fights ever since my father took me to the games when I
was a girl.  He was a fisherman here in Arvat, so we only got to get into the
bleacher seats, and even then we could only afford it once or twice a year.  I grew
up as a fan of the Devil Advocates and the Roman Heroes.  When I completed my
schooling, I applied for both guilds, but was rejected.  Fortunately I was able to
get an offer as an assistant cook for the Devil Advocates and at least got into the
house to train and hope I could slip into an opening later on.
     At one point I ended up getting into a brawl with one of the younger gladiators
-- something silly over some soup or something -- and I beat him soundly with a
ladle.  One of the older gladiators spotted the melee and recommended that I be hired
on as a gladiator.  So the next opening they had, I was offered a slot.
     I'm not going to pretend that I'm a great talent, but I'm stout and strong and I
have a knack for not getting hit.  All of which can lead to wins.  I knew that given
enough time I would be able to work my way through the ranks and get a shot at the
title.  I certainly was never going to be a match for the Arvat greats, but I'd be
able to slowly build wins and skills and someday, with enough luck, I'd have a shot
at the crown.  I knew it would take a while, but I also knew it would totally be
worth it when I got there.  And you know what, it totally is!
     That said, I also have to post a notice to the arena.  All kinds of strange
flashing lights of various colors have been seen flashing and dancing out in the
marshes.  Agents of the Duke came to me to ask that we put together a small volunteer
team to go out in search of what's causing this disturbance.  Apparently his guards
aren't keen on taking up this mission and he has sent word to the Isle of the Eye to
request assistance, but no word has returned.
     So it's up to us.  I'm taking any volunteers to head out.  So far it's me and I
managed to bribe that weasel, Father O' Lies, to come along.  We need at least five
to tackle this trip.
     Any takers?

     Until next time I'm Lil Ethe and I'm Duelmaster!  (Yay!)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ARVAT?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  If this keeps up, ANGELS OF PAIN, you'll 
have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 4 in the rankings?  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see ISMAEL win a fight and gain 13 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, DEE S. TROYER beat MATHEU and MATHEU lost 2 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ARVAT may be getting bland, as LIL ETHE 
stays top dog in the city.  The Warty Toad, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ARVAT's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  DEVIL 
ADVOCATES, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was DEVIL ADVOCATES.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, FIZZGIGUE was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in ARVAT to get a drink than The Warty Toad!  
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIL ETHE 5079                25  10  0   102       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FILLIS BOUY 4536             16  37  0    92       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FATHER O'LIES 5175           12   3  0    81       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 DEE S. TROYER 5202            7   2  0    69       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IHAO 4476                     9   9  1    64       APOCALYPSE (385)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VENEER 4549                   4   0  1    55       ERRATA (387)
 NICK E. DEMUS 5213            4   1  0    55       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-COFFEE 4637                   5   2  1    54       ERRATA (387)
-FAMINE 4541                   6   5  1    41       APOCALYPSE (385)
 PETROV 5222                   4   0  0    40       ASSORTED (228)
-MURDER 5211                   3   1  0    40       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-HAMMIR 4475                   7   9  1    39       APOCALYPSE (385)
 MATHEU 5224                   3   1  0    35       ASSORTED (228)
-HOLD 4546                     4   1  0    34       ERRATA (387)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMPSON 5189                  4   1  0    32       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 PSIRENA 5198                  6   6  0    24       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 THOMASO 5223                  3   1  0    24       ASSORTED (228)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A.S. MODEUS 5233              3   1  1    22       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-LEMMIWINKS 5210               2   0  1    22       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 CATFISH ANNIE 5205            5   5  0    20       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 FIZZGIGUE 5197                3   9  0    18       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 PESTILENCE 5235               2   1  0    18       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 SLITHER 5238                  2   0  0    17       SERPENTS HOLD (422)
 ISMAEL 5221                   1   3  0    16       ASSORTED (228)
-QUID PRO QUO 5188             1   2  0    15       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 PUNTURA 5245                  1   0  0    13       IL MALVAGIO (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER HOTSPUR 5250          1   0  0    13       ORDER OF BATTLE (424)
-ITEM 4794                     1   3  0    12       ERRATA (387)
 IL MACELLAIO 5244             1   0  0    11       IL MALVAGIO (423)
 THE SHRIMP 5236               2   1  0    10       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-PLAGUE 5153                   1   6  1    10       APOCALYPSE (385)
-BAXTER 4548                   1   1  0     8       ERRATA (387)
 PRONTEZZA 5243                1   0  1     6       IL MALVAGIO (423)
 WENDALL 5225                  1   3  0     6       ASSORTED (228)
-BANANA SLUG 5217              0   1  0     5       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 SISTER INVINCI 5249           0   1  0     1       ORDER OF BATTLE (424)
 TREMENDO 5247                 0   1  0     1       IL MALVAGIO (423)
 BROTHER MAYHEM 5252           0   1  0     1       ORDER OF BATTLE (424)
 BROTHER KANE 5251             0   1  0     1       ORDER OF BATTLE (424)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NOT AN ANGEL 5248       0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   BANDIT PRINCE         637  NONE
FORARE 5246             0  1 0 IL MALVAGIO 423      A.S. MODEUS 5233      637   
BROTHER SILAS 5253      0  1 0 ORDER OF BATTLE 424  PRONTEZZA 5243        637   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fillis -- At last!  I got the title!  Thanks for all the sparring along the way.
Couldn't have done it without ya! -- Lil Ethe

IHAO -- Not a bad fight on your part.  I have nothing to say for myself other than
the fact I apparently decided it would be more fun to do a bit of boxing...  And I
was wrong. -- Nick E.

All -- Look at that!  At least one of every style fought last turn except bashers.
Gotta get us some of those! -- Devil Advocates

     Where's Assurnasirbanipal when we need him?

To the managers of Arvat -- From the silent monestery come the ascetics of the order
of battle.  Stay deadly, my friends. -- Obregon

Lil Ethe -- Hmm, it would appear that you have figured out whatever your problem was.
Good work. -- Fillis Bouy
P.S.  And good skills, too, thanks!

Matheu -- Heck.  Damned Rirorni. -- Catfish Annie

Hold -- Ah, d-- drat.  Dropped it! -- Fizzgigue

Plague -- Stay away! -- Psirena

Banana Slug -- That's what you get when you try to live on bananas. -- The Shrimp

Devil Advocates -- Not at the moment, but if any come to me, I'll be sure to pass 'em
along. -- Jorja

Lil -- And you got more.  As to that being a column, blame it on the fact that this
arena has a not-so-low number.  We do personals in arena-numerical order, and by the
time we get down to this one (12, 15, 22, 30...), our typist is running out of
energy. -- Fillis

     Rumor of the Past Week, second paragraph:  The local militia is, indeed, on high
     alert.  Mostly cannabis high.

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

21 August 2010
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 turns)
           Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

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 Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate. (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        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 an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter. 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 in the newsletter
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
(including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to take any multiple
teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation 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 score 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. (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
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 have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

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 15 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 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths 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 five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be
awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  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.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two 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
DM47 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 and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

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 or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NOT AN ANGEL was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
LIL ETHE bested FILLIS BOUY in a 6 minute veteran's Title duel.
FATHER O'LIES overcame M. CHARDINEE in a 4 minute match.
DEE S. TROYER overpowered MATHEU in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
NICK E. DEMUS devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PETROV demolished CATFISH ANNIE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
FIZZGIGUE lost to ISMAEL in a 1 minute master vs. novice upset fight.
PSIRENA was bested by THOMASO in a 1 minute veteran vs. beginner upset competition.
WENDALL was vanquished by BROTHER HOTSPUR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
A.S. MODEUS slaughtered FORARE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PESTILENCE vanquished BROTHER MAYHEM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE SHRIMP savagely defeated TREMENDO in a 3 minute gory novice's melee.
SLITHER demolished BROTHER KANE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
IL MACELLAIO devastated SISTER INVINCI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
PUNTURA overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PRONTEZZA slew BROTHER SILAS in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -   8 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  16 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  19 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 637 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    LIL ETHE 5079              25  10  0  102 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FATHER O'LIES 5175         12   3  0   81 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEE S. TROYER 5202          7   2  0   69 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
STRIKING ATTACK  NICK E. DEMUS 5213          4   1  0   55 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FILLIS BOUY 4536.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THE SHRIMP 5236.  The ten other most popular fighters were NOT AN ANGEL 
5248, LIL ETHE 5079, FATHER O'LIES 5175, DEE S. TROYER 5202, THOMASO 5223, SLITHER 
5238, IL MACELLAIO 5244, FILLIS BOUY 4536, NICK E. DEMUS 5213, and PETROV 5222.

The least popular fighter this week was BROTHER SILAS 5253.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BROTHER KANE 5251, TREMENDO 5247, BROTHER MAYHEM 5252, FORARE 
5246, WENDALL 5225, PSIRENA 5198, FIZZGIGUE 5197, CATFISH ANNIE 5205, MATHEU 5224, 
and PUNTURA 5245.