DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/28/2008    Duedate: 09/10/2008

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LEO POWERS
MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
(43-4599) [8-1-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WORTH LISSANDO                 LEO POWERS
THE FAMILY (116)               MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
(43-4585) [19-5-0,109]         (43-4599) [8-1-0,105]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

J'KOROU                        J'KOROU
THE FAMILY (116)               THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4560) [24-10-1,94]         (43-4560) [24-10-1,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ROAD WARRIORS (463)         46
2. CIV LEADERS (460)           28      THE FAMILY (116)
3. POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)  25      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)     12
5. BERSERKERS (459)             8      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)   32  12  1 72.7   1/ 3*POSITIVE ALTERNATI (464) 10  5 1
 2/ 2*POSITIVE ALTERNATI (464)  10   5  1 66.7   2/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)         10  5 0
 3/ 3*ROAD WARRIORS (463)        9   6  1 60.0   3/ 5*ROAD WARRIORS (463)       9  6 1
 4- 4*LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)     5   5  0 50.0   4/ 2*MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)   6  8 0
 5/ 5 THE FAMILY (116)         636 671 16 48.7   5- 4*LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    5  5 0
 6/ 6*BERSERKERS (459)           4   8  1 33.3   6/ 6*BERSERKERS (459)          4  8 1
 7/ 7*CIV LEADERS (460)          2   8  0 20.0   7/ 7*CIV LEADERS (460)         2  8 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 599): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 595): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 597): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 593): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): 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 583): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 581): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 572): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, 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 462): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 449): BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 440): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): 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 394): 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 599): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 595): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 597): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 593): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, 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 583): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 581): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 572): 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 462): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 449): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 440): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 294): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 394): 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  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): HERACLITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): TROOPER TED of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 296): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, 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.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): UGLY GENTLEMAN of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, 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.)
 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.

     A passable attempt, Leo Powers, but I felt the need to do you a favor and
provide a token loss.  Those undefeated records can be the very devil to live with.

                                      Noriltenne

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of VEASTIAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE FAMILY was 
unseated this week as POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-1 record which 
ROAD WARRIORS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw 
challengers!  NAPOLEON caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested MERCY ME and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, JEREMY CAMP put down SOLDIER 1, causing him to lose 8 
points of recognition in the process.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the 
usurper.  All hail LEO POWERS, Duelmaster of VEASTIAN!  Would you believe that over 
half of the old women in VEASTIAN seem to feel that they could fight better than you 
gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city VEASTIAN.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in VEASTIAN 
these days is LUROCIAN ROYALTY.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid 
them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any 
of ROAD WARRIORS last week.  Busy avoiding LUROCIAN ROYALTY?  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  SJORDHAL take warning!  You have more than 
a few enemies in VEASTIAN.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of 
HAMBERGERIZER who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 11 points below in 
the rankings.  I thought HAMBERGERIZER showed great skill and promise when he won 
victory over GEORGE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  PSYCHOMAN must hold silent, for this 
week he was humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by FUSION of ROAD 
WARRIORS.  Hail FUSION for thy victory!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he 
bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in VEASTIAN as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEO POWERS 4599               8   1  0   105       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORTH LISSANDO 4585          19   5  0   109       THE FAMILY (116)
 J'KOROU 4560                 24  10  1    94       THE FAMILY (116)
 SELINSIA 4588                15   7  2    91       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SJORDHAL 4523                18  33  0    87       THE FAMILY (116)
 HAWK NELSON 4636              3   0  0    87       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
 NORILTENNE 4573              19  11  2    81       THE FAMILY (116)
 JEREMY CAMP 4626              3   0  0    70       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 1 4600                6   3  0    47       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 RALPH NEPPEL 4596             8   1  1    44       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 PALADIN 4623                  3   0  0    36       ROAD WARRIORS (463)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUSION 4621                   3   0  0    33       ROAD WARRIORS (463)
 KRYSTAL MEYERS 4635           1   2  0    33       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
 DAVID CROWDER 4628            2   1  0    25       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
 SOLDIER 2 4598                5   4  0    24       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KING COREY 4620               2   0  0    21       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 SKY HAWK 4622                 2   1  0    18       ROAD WARRIORS (463)
 NAPOLEON 4609                 1   1  0    16       CIV LEADERS (460)
 HAMBERGERIZER 4603            2   1  0    15       BERSERKERS (459)
 PSYCHOMAN 4604                2   1  1    14       BERSERKERS (459)
 MERCY ME 4627                 1   2  1    12       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
 HURRICANE 4647                1   0  1    12       ROAD WARRIORS (463)
-PRINCESS EMILY 4616           1   1  0    12       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 FRANKIE 4606                  1   1  0    11       CIV LEADERS (460)
-PRINCE CONNOR 4618            1   1  0    10       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
-QUEEN RANDI 4644              1   0  0     8       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 GEORGE 4607                   0   2  0     2       CIV LEADERS (460)
 CYRUS 4610                    0   2  0     2       CIV LEADERS (460)
 MURDERATOR 4648               0   1  0     1       BERSERKERS (459)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MANIAC 4601             0  3 0 BERSERKERS 459       DARK CHAMPION         535  NONE
ALEXANDER 4608          0  2 0 CIV LEADERS 460      HURRICANE 4647        535   
PRINCE JACKSON 4619     0  1 0 LUROCIAN ROYALTY 462 MERCY ME 4627         533   
AVENGER 4624            0  2 0 ROAD WARRIORS 463    PSYCHOMAN 4604        534  JUST REVENGED
SIZE 21 LOSER 4646      0  1 0 ROAD WARRIORS 463    DARK CHAMPION         535  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hambergerizer -- I totally worked you.  Thanks for the target practice. -- Fusion

King Corey -- I kneel before you, my lord. -- Sky Hawk

Mercy Me -- I shall grant thee mercy, naove.  Now tell your friends just how merciful
I can be. -- Paladin

Psychoman -- Thanks, thanks a lot. -- the Ghost of Avenger

All -- Avenger was 9(1)-10-15-21-15-4-11 Norm/Great.  No ratings.  I figured that he
would go around .500 for his first 10-12 turns in the arena and then he would explode
and run off 5-6 in a row.  He shall be avenged. -- Mad Max

the Dark One -- It's on, brother.  Time to pay the piper. -- Mad Max

Caesar -- Bring it on. -- Mad Max

Rillion -- 0-5 and you are quitting already?  That's just sad. -- Mad Max

Zalgor -- Whatever you are doing to make your warriors invisible let me know.  I
could use it. -- Mad Max

Rillion -- One word for you, slacker...maintenance. -- TGG

Hey, my team will be killers someday, we just want you all to feel you're doing well
before you die...kinda like Andre the giant in the Princess Bride. -- TGG

Okay the whole family is back; now try to quit killing my warriors, Zalgor. -- TGG

Hey Zalgor, how much are you paying to keep your warriors hidden from us?  Hard to
challenge invisible guys.  I smell collusion already. -- TGG

Mad Max -- You must be mad to think you'll win. -- TGG

Dark One -- It will be a dark place where your warriors end up. -- TGG

Caesar -- Expect to be overthrown and killed again. -- TGG

Zalgor -- I won't comment on you until you actually have warriors listed to fight
against. -- TGG

Rillion -- 0-5 still...man, even I can't pour salt on those wounds.  Guess you were
afraid of going 0-10 so you skipped last turn, huh? -- TGG

Hawk Nelson -- Positive in comparison to what?  All things are relative. -- Sjordhal

M. Chardinee.  Bah. -- Worth Lissando

M. Chardinee, a courteous loser.  Finest kind. -- Selinsia

Today I'm anti-mercenary. -- J'Korou
P.S.  Besides, he's too tall to be a dwarf.

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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                **********************ATTENTION**********************

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                                 *TURF WAR VI RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2008 (10 turns)

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

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

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

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

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

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.

     4.  Champions must be in the Adepts bracket or lower on the turn they are
         declared, and may NOT have gone above Adepts level at any time; this
         includes teams transferred into North Fork for the Turf War.

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

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

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
            you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with
            Alliance A.  If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf
            War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of seven (7) teams allowed per alliance for the
            Turf War.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
            without penalty.

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MANIAC was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SIZE 21 LOSER was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
FUSION demolished PSYCHOMAN in a 2 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
HAWK NELSON outwaited SJORDHAL in a 7 minute Challenge contest.
JEREMY CAMP overpowered SOLDIER 1 in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PALADIN bested SOLDIER 2 in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
HAMBERGERIZER won victory over GEORGE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
CYRUS was devastated by SKY HAWK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
NORILTENNE was handily defeated by LEO POWERS in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
WORTH LISSANDO vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SELINSIA viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome expert's fight.
J'KOROU defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute gory veteran's fight.
RALPH NEPPEL outlasted KRYSTAL MEYERS in a exciting 14 minute match.
MERCY ME was viciously subdued by NAPOLEON in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.
DAVID CROWDER demolished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
ALEXANDER was easily killed by HURRICANE in a 3 minute one-sided conflict.
FRANKIE vanquished MURDERATOR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   4 -  0      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        17 -   7 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   5 -  2      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -   8 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   9 -  1      68  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   6 -  1      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 535 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LEO POWERS 4599             8   1  0  105 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
LUNGING ATTACK   WORTH LISSANDO 4585        19   5  0  109 THE FAMILY (116)
STRIKING ATTACK  J'KOROU 4560               24  10  1   94 THE FAMILY (116)
WALL OF STEEL    SELINSIA 4588              15   7  2   91 THE FAMILY (116)
TOTAL PARRY      HAWK NELSON 4636            3   0  0   87 POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
PARRY-STRIKE     SOLDIER 1 4600              6   3  0   47 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

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 J'KOROU 4560.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was J'KOROU 4560.  The ten other most popular fighters were NAPOLEON 4609, KRYSTAL 
MEYERS 4635, PSYCHOMAN 4604, SELINSIA 4588, GEORGE 4607, MANIAC 4601, PALADIN 4623, 
FUSION 4621, JEREMY CAMP 4626, and SKY HAWK 4622.

The least popular fighter this week was RALPH NEPPEL 4596.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HAWK NELSON 4636, NORILTENNE 4573, CYRUS 4610, SOLDIER 2 4598, 
SOLDIER 1 4600, SJORDHAL 4523, SIZE 21 LOSER 4646, MURDERATOR 4648, HURRICANE 4647, 
and HAMBERGERIZER 4603.

                                  Name-Change-O-Rama

     The summer tourney brought a lot of people to the Isle who didn't appear there 
normally.  This included Commission employees.  Half a dozen arenamasters regarded 
each other warily in the mirror behind the bar at the Pig in a Haystack.  The Pig was 
obscure and mediocre, drawing few gladiators, which is what they had all been looking 
for.  They saw gladiators every day.  Most arenamaster were convinced that this was 
some kind of punishment.
     You could always pick out the arenamasters in a crowd.  There were superficial 
differences:  One of these had clearly Adantri features, one wore an eye-patch, two 
were female.  But there were, in significant ways, alike.  The same size, the same 
hair-trigger alertness, the same deadliness.
     The one-eyed man broke the ice, raising his beer mug in salute.  "I'm Zrof One-
Eye from Zukal.  Sugar of Arvat--"  One of the women bowed slightly.  "I know Sugar.  
The rest of you...?"
     The Adantri matched his salute.  "Dernal of Dayla Kiv."
     "Daiyla Kiv?  Ah...."
     "No, without the 'I' in it.  These damned bureaucrats can't spell, and they 
thought adding an unnecessary vowel was exotic."  Disgust dripped from his voice.
     "Tell me about it!" another man growled in agreement.  "Khagal of Niatoli, and 
what they do to the spelling of THAT simple word--!"
     "I thought Daiyla, I mean Dayla Kiv had a different name right now," 
Arenamistress Sugar said.  "The arena, at least, because of a contest?"
     "Chavez Ravine."  Dernal's tone was the one that substituted in polite company 
for spitting on the floor.
     Zrof blinked, taken aback by the bitterness.  He wouldn't have minded a contest 
in Zukal, and damn what they called the place.  "It's only temporary, though."
     "Temporary, shmiperary," another man muttered.  He seemed well into his drinking, 
although, like all arenamasters, he carried his liquor well.  "They do it all the time 
in Aradi.  No reshpect.  Go around changing thish, changing that.  I wish I could 
change shome thingsh."  He signalled the bartender for a refill.
     The second woman put her hand over his mug.  "You've had enough, Harkon.  Try the 
coffee, instead."
     "You should be mad, too, Ripplesh," Harkon said.  "They're going to do shtuff 
like that in Jahnsh, aren't they?"
     Ripples Dorrigan shrugged.  All the men paused, some with glasses half raised, to 
watch.  "It's the way things are," she said.  "Not much we can do about it."
     "You know," Khagal of Niatoli said, "maybe we could make a few changes.  Fix the 
spelling of Arena 33, for one, change a few standby titles--"
     "The Commission hates changes."  Dernal of Dayla Kiv topped up his glass and 
drained it gloomily.
     "Yes, but if we disguise it," Sugar of Arvat said, excited, "make it... maybe a 
general Name-Change-O-Rama!  Then we could slip OUR changes through and no one would 
notice or mind."

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     By popular demand, we are holding a Name-Change-o-Rama during the month of 
September, 2008.  If you wish to change the name of your warriors or teams, please 
contact RSI Customer Service.  The charge for a name change is $1.