Date   : 11/07/2008    Duedate: 11/20/2008


DM-40    TURN-557

This Weeks Top Honors


(40-2377) [15-3-2,146]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GUARDIANS II (247)             
(40-2377) [15-3-2,146]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DACEANA LINZ                   GRUNT 3
BEYOND THE PALE (337)          MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
(40-4244) [20-27-1,92]         (40-4277) [10-3-2,94]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)     51
2. GUARDIANS II (247)           9      MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
3. BEYOND THE PALE (337)       -1      Unchartered Team


The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)   41  24  5 63.1   1/ 2 GUARDIANS II (247)       11  4 1
 2/ 2 GUARDIANS II (247)        57  71  5 44.5   2/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)  11  4 0
 3/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)    591 759 21 43.8   3/ 3 BEYOND THE PALE (337)     5 10 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

+ ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #16 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Herlas paced, frowning, glancing out at the dark gardens of the royal palace in
Andor, then at his compaion, Lady Protector Sir Crystal Fireblade.  It was true that
he resented the demands of Lord Korneth, any magician worth his grimoire would resent
them.  Any magician above the skill required to pull a rabbit out of a hat would have
been as resentful and would have had as much trouble as he had trying to make that
pathetic golem believable as the king of the Andorian League.  He wondered again if
Korneth was deliberately setting him up to fail.  It would be just like that
untrustworthy schemer!  But he, Herlas of Zensu, had been, well, not to put too fine
a point on it, rightfully called a "renegade mage" for years, more years than he
cared to count.  Which meant that the declaration he was about to make went against a
lifetime of custom.  It wasn't easy.  He sighed.
     "Yes," he said, "I will join you in wholly supporting the 'good of the Andorian
League' by whatever means necessary.  And pray I don't die in the doing, because my
ancestors would disown me and turn me out of the family tomb."
     "Are you always this gloomy?" Crystal asked.
     "Gods, woman!  This isn't gloom, it's a reasonable appreciation of the
commitment, the risks, and the entanglements I'm undertaking."
     "Not all the consequences will be bad," she said.
     "For you, perhaps.  I'm sure life is much simpler for a warrior.  But for a
     She snorted.  "You're enjoying this, aren't you?"
     He paused in his pacing and drew himself up to his full height.  Took a deep
breath, held it for a moment, then blew it out.  "I do like a little drama from time
to time," he admitted.  "There's nothing wrong with that, is there?"
     "So long as it doesn't get in the way of doing the job."
     "Ah.  Yes.  The job....  Let's be specific here.  What, exactly, do you see as
my part in this 'job'?"
     She looked away, silent for the space of three breaths.  Then she sighed.  "I'm
almost certain that the king is gone... or dead.  As certain as I can be without
seeing his body.  But if there's any way you could make sure we're right in that--
scrying or something?  Magic mirrors?"
     "Well, maybe.  Not the Isle of the Eye, though, that's completely shielded."
     "You can make sure he isn't hidden in the palace, though, right?  Or anywhere
around, any estate or--"
     "Yes, I could check those," Herlas said after a moment's thought.  "I could do
that now.  But it would be best if you left before I started."
     Damn the woman, she was too suspicious.  Well, perhaps not without cause, but
still.  "Because it's dangerous--"  He held up his hand to stop her protest.  "I'm
sure you aren't afraid of danger, but why take an unnecessary chance?  Using magic is
like lighting a fire on a dark night, suddenly the magician is visible to any other
mage around.  And vulnerable, because it isn't possible to project any kind of spell
through a shield, so I will be making an unprotected target of myself... and anyone
near me.  Better to avoid that, don't you think?"
     "That assumes there's another magician around who cares what you do," she
pointed out.  "I haven't heard of one, or seen any sign of one."
     "Nor have I, but there must be some other magician.  Some of the things that
have happened--"  He shrugged.  "I have no proof, I suppose, but I can feel the
presence of another magician, I can taste his interest in this business."
     She frowned, still suspicious, but finally nodded.  "Okay.  I'll leave you to
it, then, and we'll meet to compare notes--there are some lines I can pursue--
tomorrow evening?"
     "Fine.  Ah... yes, that would be fine."  They were going to need a plausible
reason to be meeting often, because as suspicious as the lady knight was, Korneth was
more suspicious.  Korneth didn't trust anyone.  There was one obvious reason for a
man and a woman to get together in the evenings, but Herlas had a feeling that Lady
Crystal Fireblade wasn't going to go for that one.  Well, not tonight's problem.
     He shut the door behind her and turned to his tools.
                         *****   ***   *****   ***   *****
     Crystal Fireblade walked slowly across the grounds of the White Palace.  The
night was cold with an edge of frost, but her cloak was warm enough, and she had a
lot to think about.  She wished for her manager or some of her teammates.  That it
should come to trusting that renegade magician Herlas with the safety of the Andorian
League!  He might as well have "untrustworthy" tatooed across his forehead.  True, he
*said* he had changed sides and would work for the good of Andoria, but can a man who
will change sides once be trusted?  But there was no one else at hand.  Perhaps she
should go back to Aruak City, there must be somebody left she'd know--
     The wind whirled fallen leaves in front of her, startling her out of her
concentration.  Just as well, her thoughts weren't going anywhere but around in
circles.  Odd that the wind should come up so suddenly, though.  She glanced around,
then frowned.  She had spent a lot of time in the palace when the true king had been
in residence, but this was a part of the gardens she didn't recognize.  Of course it
was night, with very little moonlight, but still--
     Half a dozen men, just darker shapes in the darkness, burst out of cover.
Crystal flipped her cloak back to clear her sword for action even as she looked for
escape routes.  She was good, very good, but the odds here were not in her favor, and
she'd grown past the stage where retreat was equated with cowardice.  The wind picked
up again, moaning in the trees and covering any sounds her attackers might be making.
     Blew more clouds across the moon and stars.  Her mouth set in a grim line as the
garden vanished into total darkness.  At least she didn't have any friends nearby to
worry about.  Anyone other than herself moving here was an enemy.  She drew her
sword, dropping into a fighting crouch.  Breathed the night air, waiting.  Wet earth
and the sour tang of fallen leaves and something else, warm and animal, rank and
fetid.  Like the lion cage in a menagerie.
     Aruaki?  But they didn't smell like big cats when in human form, and these had
been man-shaped when they launched their attack.
     No time to think about that now, or think at all.  She couldn't hear them move,
but felt the displaced air as one or more came toward her.  She pivoted, sword moving
without thought.  Felt the jolt as it bit into flesh, sliced through, jammed against
bone.  Backed up, pulling and twisting to free the blade.  Slammed an elbow into a
half-guessed presence to the side.  The wind whistled, whirling up leaves and dust to
sting her eyes, not that her eyes were doing her any good right now, but--  The sword
came free and she turned, slashing across the night.  More strikes, she could smell
fresh blood, but how many she'd hurt and how badly... she couldn't tell.  The wind
seized her cloak, flapping it forward to impede her arms.  She remembered someone
saying to her once that bad luck killed as many warriors as enemies did, while she
tore at the clasp to get rid of the cloak.  Couldn't feel what she was doing with her
fingers numbed by cold.  Warmth coming up behind her, she turned, slashing the cloak
impatiently, stumbled.  A weight across her shoulders.  Pain somewhere behind the
wall of her fighting concentration.  Blood running hot down her arm.  Hot bodies
crowding too closely for her to use her sword skills.  Someone behind her, fingers
closing around her throat.  She slammed her head backward into something hard.  A
yowl of beastial outrage.  The grip on her neck tightening.  No air.  Blackness.

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 605): ECRU ELEPHANT of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 605): RAIN MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 598): SERAPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 594): SOLDIER 8 of MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 594): ELINDOR IMARDA of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 591): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 587): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 556): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 547): GOTHELCINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 538): MEMNOCK of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 249): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 203): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 490): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 302): GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 605): IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 605): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 598): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 594): MEDAL OF HONPR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 594): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 591): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 587): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 556): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 547): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 538): ODDS BODKINS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 249): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 203): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 490): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON MIST of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 605): ECRU ELEPHANT of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 597): DOLBY JOSSEL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 594): ELINDOR IMARDA of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
                              STAN DAUFF of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 586): OZZIE CANSECO of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 556): CHUCK ELVIS of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 538): MEMNOCK of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
                 (turn 537): BIG DAVE DIODE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                            PAINFUL PEONY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings Zensu, I sit here once again on the throne.  Well, let me start off by
saying congrats to ol' Chucky boy on his invite.  If everything goes well I will be
off to represent Zensu and the Andorian League in the advanced games in a couple of
turns.  Then maybe Tiny can have her chance on the throne.  So for now I will float
around a little longer.

                                                             Norme The Gnome

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ZENSU since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  MEDAL OF HONOR G1 were a 
bunch of dogs after GUARDIANS II got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  
What's with DAY TURNER?  He actually beat BEYOND THE PALE's CHUCK ELVIS, and walked 
away with 24 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at MEDAL OF HONOR G1 while 
they watched GRUNT 4 clobber CALHOUN DEANE.  He lost 19 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  Try as he might, GRUNT 3 wasn't good enough at 
persuading NORM THE GNOME to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it 
be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the 
uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     Warriors of ZENSU unite.  You have only your games to lose!  BECKER MAINZ of 
BEYOND THE PALE didn't know when to quit.  When you've got a 4-8-0, that's a good 
sign.  Now he's dead.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every 
day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORM THE GNOME 2377          15   3  2   146       GUARDIANS II (247)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINY GREENLEAF 2393          10   4  1   109       GUARDIANS II (247)
 DAY TURNER 4279               8   6  0   100       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 GRUNT 3 4277                 10   3  2    94       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 DACEANA LINZ 4244            20  27  1    92       BEYOND THE PALE (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 5 4278                 10   3  2    90       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRUNT 4 4275                  6   7  0    56       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 TERILEE LINZ 4273            12   6  0    48       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 GRUNT 5 4285                  6   3  1    41       MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
 LADY TIFF 2666                6   5  0    41       GUARDIANS II (247)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALHOUN DEANE 4294            6   2  0    32       BEYOND THE PALE (337)
 SLOWBURN 4282                 4   1  1    25       GUARDIANS II (247)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAHKASIS 2665                 3   8  0    21       GUARDIANS II (247)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BECKER MAINZ 4284       4  8 0 BEYOND THE PALE 337  CULT MEMBER           557  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chucky -- Congrats!  I hope your replacement is as good a teacher as you are! --

Day Turner -- Interesting name.  Any special meaning? -- Tiny

Calhaun Deane -- WOW!!!  You really have fast hands! -- A blushing Tahkasis

Terilee Linz -- Now that was a little better.  I feel we may have quite a few fights
in our future together. -- Lady Tiff

Mordant Deserter -- You hit hard!  But teach even better!!!  Thank you! -- Slowburn

Norm -- Old friend--can I call you that?  It seems that we have become so.  Norm, I
don't know what we can do about the depopulation of Zensu arena, except wait for the
tides to sweep back.  Maybe they will, maybe they won't.  Be that as it may, now that
I am about to cease active gladiating (no trip to the Isle for me, they're a bunch of
hound dawgs there, crying all the time, and no fun of any sort), could I interest you
in a pair of red suede shoes?  I know a cobbler who could make them to your measure,
and I've got a whole hide of red suede doeskin.  They'd be amazing. -- Chuck Elvis

Grunt 5 -- Grunt, heck, you don't even have that much conversation. -- Daceana Linz

Lady Tiff -- Thank the gods you learned a lot that time.  I'd hate to think I spent
what felt like hours and hours demonstrating, all for nothing. -- Terilee Linz
P.S.  Some of the male gladiators, you know, are so, um, involved with increasing
their strength or whatever (men!) that they don't pay attention to skill

Tahakis -- No no NO!  You should be fighting harder from the instant your foot
touches the sand.  We should be contesting the initiative immediately.  Wake up and
start fighting, dammit! -- Calhoun Deane, hoping he hasn't signed his own death

Grunt 4 -- Bah. -- Becker Mainz

Huh.  Mace, okay, not too bad, very high/moderate, I can go with that.  Hmm.  (sound
of pages flipping over and back)  Only one skill?  Why am I graduating, then?  Oh,
gods, is it because I have fifty fights and MIGHT be a sandbagger?  Listen, there are
guys with more than fifty fights that haven't been cleared out of some arenas, and I
had stuff still to DO here!  I was thinking maybe I could teach Norm to play bass. --
Chuck Elvis, disgusted

Guardians II -- We love you guys, too.  Teaching is what we do, glad you appreciate
it. -- Beyond the Pale

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!

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
                                 *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
        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

     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.

        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.

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
        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.

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NORM THE GNOME devastated GRUNT 3 in a 2 minute mismatched Title fight.
TINY GREENLEAF won victory over GRUNT 5 in a 2 minute gruesome battle.
CHUCK ELVIS was demolished by DAY TURNER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DACEANA LINZ devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
CALHOUN DEANE was overpowered by GRUNT 4 in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TERILEE LINZ unbelievably bested LADY TIFF in a 8 minute gory duel.
GRUNT 5 devastated TAHKASIS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BECKER MAINZ was unbelievably slain by CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
SLOWBURN won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   3 -  1      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   8 -  2      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  19 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 557 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   NORM THE GNOME 2377        15   3  2  146 GUARDIANS II (247)
AIMED BLOW       DAY TURNER 4279             8   6  0  100 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
SLASHING ATTACK  GRUNT 3 4277               10   3  2   94 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TERILEE LINZ 4273          12   6  0   48 BEYOND THE PALE (337)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRUNT 5 4285                6   3  1   41 MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (439)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LADY TIFF 2666              6   5  0   41 GUARDIANS II (247)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DACEANA LINZ 4244.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GRUNT 3 4277.  The ten other most popular fighters were TINY GREENLEAF 2393, 
NORM THE GNOME 2377, BECKER MAINZ 4284, GRUNT 5 4278, DAY TURNER 4279, GRUNT 4 4275, 
LADY TIFF 2666, DACEANA LINZ 4244, GRUNT 5 4285, and SLOWBURN 4282.

The least popular fighter this week was TERILEE LINZ 4273.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TAHKASIS 2665, CALHOUN DEANE 4294, SLOWBURN 4282, GRUNT 5 4285, 
DACEANA LINZ 4244, LADY TIFF 2666, GRUNT 4 4275, DAY TURNER 4279, GRUNT 5 4278, and 

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