DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/14/2008    Duedate: 08/27/2008

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-534

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NORILTENNE
THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4573) [19-10-2,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NORILTENNE                     HAWK NELSON
THE FAMILY (116)               POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
(43-4573) [19-10-2,119]        (43-4636) [2-0-0,80]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NORILTENNE                     DAVID CROWDER
THE FAMILY (116)               POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
(43-4573) [19-10-2,119]        (43-4628) [1-1-0,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)  35
2. THE FAMILY (116)            34      THE FAMILY (116)
3. ROAD WARRIORS (463)         26      Unchartered Team
4. LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)      26
5. BERSERKERS (459)            15      MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)   30  10  1 75.0   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)         11  4 0
 2/ 2*POSITIVE ALTERNATI (464)   7   3  1 70.0   2/ 2*MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)   8  7 1
 3/ 3*ROAD WARRIORS (463)        5   5  0 50.0   3/ 3*POSITIVE ALTERNATI (464)  7  3 1
 4/ 4*LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)     5   5  0 50.0   4/ 4*LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    5  5 0
 5/ 6 THE FAMILY (116)         633 669 16 48.6   5/ 5*ROAD WARRIORS (463)       5  5 0
 6/ 5*BERSERKERS (459)           3   5  1 37.5   6/ 6*BERSERKERS (459)          3  5 1
 7- 7*CIV LEADERS (460)          0   5  0  0.0   7- 7*CIV LEADERS (460)         0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 600): DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 594): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 596): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 592): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): VORTEX of FLYING MONKEYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 580): SNAKE EYES HAMMER of KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 439): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 501): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 394): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 393): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 486): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 600): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 594): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 596): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 592): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): FREE MASONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 580): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 439): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 201): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 294): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 393): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 486): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585):URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          ARONWE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          URAT of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
              (turn 584): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 581): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): UGLY GENTLEMAN of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
               (turn 570): PANE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                             JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
                (turn 460): CONTRABAND of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 423): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                              JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Looks like the Veteran Mercenary was having a bad day.  I can live with that.

                                     Moriltenne

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon VEASTIAN, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Good things come to those who fight well, as 
POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE can attest, moving up by 0.  Practice pays for SOLDIER 1, who 
pummelled DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, to pocket 18 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of 
which, JEREMY CAMP was winsome, after beating SOLDIER 2 and seeing him lose 6 points. 
Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by LEO POWERS, of MEDAL OF 
HONOR F1, who despite a 7-1-0 couldn't overcome VEASTIAN's Number 1.  Word has it one 
team in VEASTIAN is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  
I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are VEASTIAN's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the 
warriors of LUROCIAN ROYALTY should take up some hobbies, as they are the most 
avoided team...  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of ROAD WARRIORS, 
so did that sorry team shy from LUROCIAN ROYALTY Is it charming personality?  
Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, SJORDHAL is the most 
challenged warrior.  HAWK NELSON challenged SJORDHAL!  Who says POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE 
are just a bunch of wimps!  HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE kept his wits as he 
bested SJORDHAL.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
I hear SOLDIER 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR F1 tired of the battles  and was thinking of 
becoming a priest.  AMBITIOUS GUARD of VEASTIAN saved him the effort of getting 
references.  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you 
have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in VEASTIAN is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for VEASTIAN?  
On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORILTENNE 4573              19  10  2   119       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORTH LISSANDO 4585          18   5  0   107       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 J'KOROU 4560                 23  10  1    86       THE FAMILY (116)
 SJORDHAL 4523                18  32  0    86       THE FAMILY (116)
 SELINSIA 4588                14   7  2    84       THE FAMILY (116)
 HAWK NELSON 4636              2   0  0    80       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
 LEO POWERS 4599               7   1  0    79       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 1 4600                6   2  0    55       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 RALPH NEPPEL 4596             7   1  1    42       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 2 4598                5   3  0    32       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 PALADIN 4623                  2   0  0    25       ROAD WARRIORS (463)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUSION 4621                   2   0  0    23       ROAD WARRIORS (463)
 KING COREY 4620               2   0  0    21       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 PSYCHOMAN 4604                2   0  1    20       BERSERKERS (459)
 HAMBERGERIZER 4603            1   1  0    12       BERSERKERS (459)
 PRINCESS EMILY 4616           1   1  0    12       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 SKY HAWK 4622                 1   1  0    10       ROAD WARRIORS (463)
 PRINCE CONNOR 4618            1   1  0    10       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 QUEEN RANDI 4644              1   0  0     8       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 MANIAC 4601                   0   2  0     6       BERSERKERS (459)
-NAPOLEON 4609                 0   1  0     1       CIV LEADERS (460)
-GEORGE 4607                   0   1  0     1       CIV LEADERS (460)
-FRANKIE 4606                  0   1  0     1       CIV LEADERS (460)
-CYRUS 4610                    0   1  0     1       CIV LEADERS (460)
-ALEXANDER 4608                0   1  0     1       CIV LEADERS (460)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RIP 2 4642              0  1 0 BERSERKERS 459       WURM KIN              534  NONE
PRINCE JACKSON 4619     0  1 0 LUROCIAN ROYALTY 462 MERCY ME 4627         533   
RILLIONS HOPES 4645     0  1 0 LUROCIAN ROYALTY 462 DARK CHAMPION         534  NONE
SOLDIER 3 4597          5  3 0 MEDAL OF HONOR F 458 AMBITIOUS GUARD       534  NONE
ACCORD 4643             0  1 0 ROAD WARRIORS 463    SPYMASTER             534  NONE
AVENGER 4624            0  2 0 ROAD WARRIORS 463    PSYCHOMAN 4604        534   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Maniac -- Your name suits you.  Easy with that BS buddy.  Fortunately, I was able to
withstand your storm and finish you off.  Feel free to look me up whenever you want
another go-round. -- Fusion

Alexander -- It was an honor, little one. -- Sky Hawk

David Crowder -- What wizardry is this?  I bet you, yet you do not show up in the
standings?!?!  You had best not pull a disappearing act when we on the sands
together. -- Paladin

Prince Connor -- I thought I had you after I drilled you in the beginning of the
fourth.  Unfortunately I was a little too geeked up in the second and third minutes
and I burned myself out too quickly.  We will meet another time.  I am sure the
outcome will be different. -- Avenger

Rillion -- 0-5?  Really?  Duuuude, not good.  I think we should just strip you of
Grand High Moose right now. -- Mad Max

Caesar -- Where you????  You had best not be playing with your coolies again. -- Mad
Max

Tig?????

TGG -- Blood thirsty warriors????  Not as much as your opponent is I see....
Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!! -- Mad Max

2-2-0 first turn...not too bad considering this pack of hosers I have to deal with.
First one to twenty Dark Arena deaths has to be worth some points.... -- the Dark One

Good luck, guys!  After turn one the favorites for this round look to be Mad Max and
the Greek Guy.... -- the Dark One

Rillion -- Jeez.  And I thought my team was bad! -- the Dark One

Mad Max -- Yeah, big deal.  Everyone is crushing my warriors under their sandals.
Are you trying to say your warriors are just as average as everyone else?  -- Rillion

The Greek Guy -- I'm sure the moose head is around here somewhere.  I remember when I
woke up one day to find it on the pillow next to me and thinking, "hey, why is there
a moose head on the pillow next to me?".  Then I found out that overnight you guys
had appointed me the Grand High Moose.  As for cleaning it, you will have to do that
yourself, assuming you win.  Don't count your moose heads before they are hatched,
err, won. -- Rillion

TGG -- Did you say your team was bloodthirsty?  Are you sure you transferred the
correct team cause the bunch your brought in seem more death prone than bloodthirsty.
-- Rillion

Ceasar & Tigtoad -- Hopefully you guys made it here this turn.  I need some warriors
in this arena with less FE than mine! -- Rillion

Zalgor -- Any luck finding your invisible warriors?  They seem to fight then
disappear! -- Rillion

The Dark One -- Good to see you keep your best warriors for the tourney rather then
beating us up with them.  Still I wonder how you are going to be able to beat the
others with one hand (warrior) tied behind your back?  I don't wonder how you will
beat me, everyone seems to beat me. -- Rillion, the red headed stepchild of the
contest

Psychoman -- Well at least I riposted you once and got an attack in, next time don't
dodge. -- Cyrus

Hambergerizer -- Typical Rillion luck, I get a wall of steel of my first fight, your
style is my style's um, water buffalo or something like that. -- Napoleon

Princess Emily -- A fun fight even if the results were not to my liking.  I almost
wore you out there with all the parrying I did with my body. -- George

Sky Hawk -- Since I made you desperate in our fight I am now officially the best
warrior on Rillion's squad!  I'm so almost awesome! -- Alexander

King Corey -- Next time if we fight please kill me!  Rillion doesn't want to send any
of us to the DA but instead wants me to give him a bloodfeud opportunity. -- Frankie

Huh.  Today the Kung-Fu Master did his best, and it was better than my best.  I hate
it when that happens. -- J'Korou

I refuse to get excited about M. Chardinee. -- Worth Lissando

Leo Powers -- Well, drat.  All this fighting of standbys must've made me soft. --
Sjordhal

Soldier 2 -- You didn't try enough harder. -- Selinsia

Mad Max and all -- It's okay if Veastian is never the same again.  It's current/
preceding state is nothing to cherish.  Go for it. -- Jorja, The Family

17 July 2008
All -- Many of you know me and many more don't, but I will be scarce for a few
months.  I am relocating, so look for my presence online!  As my will, so mote it
be! -- Abraxis

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

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
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                                 *TURF WAR VI RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2008 (10 turns)

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
            (DM 47) newsletter.
        2.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their
            alliance;
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
            alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
            Announcement made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until a Gift Certificate is received.
                   No EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
                   the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified
                   by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No multiple teams or
                   aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate
                   disqualification from the Turf War (so be sure to take any
                   multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams that do not properly
                   declare or fail to send a Gift Certificate by Turn 1.  In other
                   words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of
                   the Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your scoring
                   will not begin until Turn 3.  All conditions must be met before
                   scoring will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift
                   Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 5 of
                   the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
                   and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions
                   will be final.

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge        +2     -2     +5       -5
Match Up         +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud        +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*     +10     -5     xx       xx
*After 2nd win, warrior scores no points for wins

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2
Style Master                                     +2
Duelmaster                                       +2

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must be in the Adepts bracket or lower on the turn they are
         declared, and may NOT have gone above Adepts level at any time; this
         includes teams transferred into North Fork for the Turf War.

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is ALLOWED and encouraged.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) wins such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 50 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points for TVs and TCs will be applied the Turn after RSI posts
            tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e., if the
            results post on North Fork turn 275, points will be credited on North
            Fork turn 276 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
            you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with
            Alliance A.  If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf
            War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of seven (7) teams allowed per alliance for the

            Turf War.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
            without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is a "winner take all" contest.  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance.  It is the
responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters (one for each manager in the winning
            alliance);
        3.  Known Favorites for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance
            (warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have
            at least one arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus potion for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each manager who fights in all 10 rounds
            AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a living
            warrior from (DM 47)
These awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee) within 4
turns of the end of TW VI.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com.

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RIP 2 was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ACCORD was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
RILLIONS HOPES was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
HAWK NELSON devastated SJORDHAL in a slow 6 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
HAMBERGERIZER was demolished by FUSION in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
NORILTENNE vanquished LEO POWERS in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
WORTH LISSANDO overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SELINSIA overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
J'KOROU won victory over VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gruesome duel.
RALPH NEPPEL defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute duel.
SOLDIER 3 was slaughtered by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SOLDIER 2 was overpowered by JEREMY CAMP in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SOLDIER 1 overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
KRYSTAL MEYERS viciously subdued PRINCESS EMILY in a 7 minute bloody conflict.
PALADIN savagely defeated MERCY ME in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory match.
SKY HAWK was handily defeated by KING COREY in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PRINCE CONNOR was viciously subdued by DAVID CROWDER in a 8 minute amateur's bout.
AVENGER was executed by PSYCHOMAN in a 1 minute bloody mismatched brawl.
MANIAC was defeated by QUEEN RANDI in a 2 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   3 -  0      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   8 -  0      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 534 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NORILTENNE 4573            19  10  2  119 THE FAMILY (116)
LUNGING ATTACK   WORTH LISSANDO 4585        18   5  0  107 THE FAMILY (116)
WALL OF STEEL    SELINSIA 4588              14   7  2   84 THE FAMILY (116)
TOTAL PARRY      HAWK NELSON 4636            2   0  0   80 POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
AIMED BLOW       LEO POWERS 4599             7   1  0   79 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
PARRY-STRIKE     SOLDIER 1 4600              6   2  0   55 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NORILTENNE 4573.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DAVID CROWDER 4628.  The ten other most popular fighters were KRYSTAL MEYERS 
4635, PALADIN 4623, MANIAC 4601, NORILTENNE 4573, J'KOROU 4560, SOLDIER 1 4600, WORTH 
LISSANDO 4585, SELINSIA 4588, JEREMY CAMP 4626, and QUEEN RANDI 4644.

The least popular fighter this week was SJORDHAL 4523.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAWK NELSON 4636, PRINCE CONNOR 4618, RALPH NEPPEL 4596, HAMBERGERIZER 
4603, AVENGER 4624, SKY HAWK 4622, MERCY ME 4627, PRINCESS EMILY 4616, SOLDIER 2 
4598, and SOLDIER 3 4597.