DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/06/2008    Duedate: 11/19/2008

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-540

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAWK NELSON
POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
(43-4636) [7-1-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEO POWERS                     JEREMY CAMP
MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)        POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
(43-4599) [12-2-0,109]         (43-4626) [6-2-0,108]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

J'KOROU                        VICTORIA
THE FAMILY (116)               CIV LEADERS (460)
(43-4560) [26-13-1,92]         (43-4656) [1-3-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)  52
2. LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)      50      MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
3. BERSERKERS (459)            46      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)     10
5. CIV LEADERS (460)            8POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*POSITIVE ALTERNATI (464)  26  14  1 65.0   1/ 2*POSITIVE ALTERNATI (464) 10  5 0
 2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)   41  23  1 64.1   2/ 1*LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    9  5 1
 3/ 4*LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    19  15  1 55.9   3/ 6*CIV LEADERS (460)         6  6 1
 4/ 5 THE FAMILY (116)         645 687 16 48.4   4/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)          6  9 0
 5/ 7*OBSCURE LORE (466)         9  14  1 39.1   5/ 5 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)   5  7 0
 6/ 6*BERSERKERS (459)          11  19  4 36.7   6/ 8*OBSCURE LORE (466)        5  8 1
 7/ 8*CIV LEADERS (460)          9  18  1 33.3   7/ 4*BERSERKERS (459)          4  6 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 604): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 606): PAIN INTICER II of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 600): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 602): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 600): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 598): TIMES of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 299): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 591): CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 297): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 588): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 586): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 577): LUCKY of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 539): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 274): JEFFERSON DAVIS of JGW PERISHABLE 1 (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 255): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 467): HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 454): BEAST XVII of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 430): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 204): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 398): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 376): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 492): DREAM WARRIOR of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (Ichabod
                                Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 604): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 606): FURIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 600): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 602): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 600): FORSAKEN (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 598): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 299): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 591): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 297): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 588): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 586): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 577): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 539): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 274): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 255): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 467): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 454): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 430): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 204): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 398): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 376): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 492): SILMARILLIAD et al (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 606): PAIN INTICER II of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
                           DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 601): ANIS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 598): TIMES of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 591): SOLAR ERUPTION of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
              (turn 590): ALUMINUM AWL of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 296): CORNELIUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 588): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
                          BURLY REIVER of GEMSTONE BEASTS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 586): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
                       (turn 585): THE TUSKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 576): CLYDE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           DRENDAN O'KAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 255): EVALON ELKHORN of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 454): BEAST XVII of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                       (turn 453): SPIRITWALKER of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Jorja says she "went to school" (those Adantri have some strange notions) with a
J. Camp once.  I can tell it wasn't you.

                                     Noriltenne

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon VEASTIAN, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing is certain in VEASTIAN, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--POSITIVE 
ALTERNATIVE.  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as CIV LEADERS can attest...  Say what you will about blind luck and 
dirty fighting, but POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE will tell you 26-14-1 is nothing to laugh 
at...  POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE had cause to celebrate, after JEREMY CAMP got 28 points 
by beating J'KOROU.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, JEREMY CAMP was 
winsome, after beating J'KOROU and seeing him lose 17 points.  The arena was more 
crowded than usual this time, as HAWK NELSON faced VEASTIAN's Duelmaster.  What can 
be a greater victory?  HAWK NELSON has taken his place as the top, as VEASTIAN's new 
Duelmaster.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  
The warriors of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE found their efforts at combat frustrated as 
MEDAL OF HONOR F1 apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If 
challenges were horses, SJORDHAL could open up a fast food joint!  Willing to win at 
any cost is LEO POWERS, who challenged SJORDHAL, 14 points junior.  Our sympathies, 
SJORDHAL!  I thought LEO POWERS showed great skill and promise when he subdued 
SJORDHAL.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Hey BERSERKERS!  Is 
there some deep dark, unmentionable secret as to why SIZE 17 has been sent to the 
Dark Arena?   2-0-1 isn't so shabby!  Never one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, 
I was pleased to see LUROCIAN ROYALTY retaliate against BERSERKERS in bloodfeud!  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in VEASTIAN would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in VEASTIAN is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid VEASTIAN farewell-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAWK NELSON 4636              7   1  0   107       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEO POWERS 4599              12   2  0   109       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 JEREMY CAMP 4626              6   2  0   108       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
 NORILTENNE 4573              20  15  2    98       THE FAMILY (116)
 SELINSIA 4588                18   9  2    97       THE FAMILY (116)
 J'KOROU 4560                 26  13  1    92       THE FAMILY (116)
 SJORDHAL 4523                18  38  0    92       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRYSTAL MEYERS 4635           5   3  0    62       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVID CROWDER 4628            5   3  0    54       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
 PRINCE CONNOR 4618            5   2  0    50       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 KING COREY 4620               5   2  0    45       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 RALPH NEPPEL 4596            11   3  1    37       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 HAMBERGERIZER 4603            6   2  1    34       BERSERKERS (459)
 PRINCESS EMILY 4616           5   2  1    34       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYRUS 4610                    4   2  0    32       CIV LEADERS (460)
 SOLDIER 2 4598                7   7  0    29       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 SOLDIER 1 4600                6   8  0    26       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEEN RANDI 4644              4   2  0    21       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 BITT BETRO 4662               3   1  0    21       THE FAMILY (116)
 FREAKAZOID 4602               1   0  1    20       BERSERKERS (459)
 VICTORIA 4656                 1   3  0    20       CIV LEADERS (460)
 PRINCE JACKSON 4619           0   2  0    18       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 AYEISHA WOODS 4665            1   1  0    16       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
 NAPOLEON 4609                 2   4  0    14       CIV LEADERS (460)
 MECHAN 4654                   3   2  1    13       OBSCURE LORE (466)
 ELOWAN 4653                   3   2  0    13       OBSCURE LORE (466)
 GEORGE 4607                   1   5  1    12       CIV LEADERS (460)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DUD 4672                0  1 0 BERSERKERS 459       ARENAMASTER KHYL      540  NONE
MURDERATOR 4664         0  1 0 BERSERKERS 459       MECHAN 4654           538   
SIZE 17 4660            2  1 1 BERSERKERS 459       STONE GOLEM           540  NONE
SPUD 4673               0  1 0 BERSERKERS 459       ARENAMASTER KHYL      540  NONE
FRANKIE 4606            1  2 0 CIV LEADERS 460      HURRICANE 4647        536  NOT REVENGED
PRINCE JACKSON 4650     0  2 0 LUROCIAN ROYALTY 462 HAMBERGERIZER 4603    537  JUST REVENGED
ENDURIUM 4655           2  3 0 OBSCURE LORE 466     FREAKAZOID 4602       540   
THRYNN 4651             0  5 0 OBSCURE LORE 466     GEORGE 4607           540   
VELOX 4652              1  2 0 OBSCURE LORE 466     PRINCESS EMILY 4616   538   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hawk Nelson -- Aha!  This makes a pleasant development.  Let's try to keep this trend
going. -- J'Korou
P.S.  I don't like hospitals either.  Big deal.  Nobody does.

Leo Powers -- How tedious of you.  Why not do something different, such as...lose.
-- Sjordhal

Ah, the joys of standbys.  My thanks to M. Chardinee for not teaching me a single
skill, the skinflint. -- Selinsia

Thrynn -- If you'd been less obscure, I might have learned more. -- Bitt Betro

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!
     Sincerely,
          Vanek

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
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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

SIZE 17 was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DUD was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER KHYL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SPUD was murdered by ARENAMASTER KHYL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
HAWK NELSON unbelievably bested NORILTENNE in a 4 minute Challenge Title contest.
LEO POWERS savagely defeated SJORDHAL in a 2 minute bloody Challenge competition.
HAMBERGERIZER lost to PRINCE CONNOR in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
KING COREY bested RALPH NEPPEL in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody Challenge match.
QUEEN RANDI defeated NAPOLEON in a action packed 3 minute Challenge melee.
AYEISHA WOODS lost to SOLDIER 2 in a 1 minute beginner vs. veteran Challenge duel.
J'KOROU was vanquished by JEREMY CAMP in a exciting 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
SELINSIA savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute brutal fight.
KRYSTAL MEYERS demolished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
DAVID CROWDER demolished BITT BETRO in a popular 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
CYRUS overcame SOLDIER 1 in a 2 minute fight.
PRINCESS EMILY won victory over VICTORIA in a crowd pleasing 6 minute gruesome bout.
PRINCE JACKSON was overcome by ELOWAN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bout.
GEORGE barely slew THRYNN in a popular 1 minute brawl.
MECHAN beat MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's match.
ENDURIUM was executed by FREAKAZOID in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     26 -   9 -  4      74  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  16 -  1      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        23 -  16 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  16 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  27 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  15 -  1      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   9 -  1      18  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 540 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  7         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      HAWK NELSON 4636            7   1  0  107 POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
AIMED BLOW       LEO POWERS 4599            12   2  0  109 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
LUNGING ATTACK   JEREMY CAMP 4626            6   2  0  108 POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
STRIKING ATTACK  NORILTENNE 4573            20  15  2   98 THE FAMILY (116)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SELINSIA 4588              18   9  2   97 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KRYSTAL MEYERS 4635         5   3  0   62 POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
PARRY-STRIKE     DAVID CROWDER 4628          5   3  0   54 POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
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 VICTORIA 4656.  The ten other most popular fighters were NORILTENNE 4573, KING 
COREY 4620, NAPOLEON 4609, LEO POWERS 4599, QUEEN RANDI 4644, PRINCESS EMILY 4616, 
PRINCE JACKSON 4619, ELOWAN 4653, AYEISHA WOODS 4665, and JEREMY CAMP 4626.

The least popular fighter this week was PRINCE CONNOR 4618.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ENDURIUM 4655, BITT BETRO 4662, RALPH NEPPEL 4596, SPUD 4673, 
DUD 4672, FREAKAZOID 4602, J'KOROU 4560, SJORDHAL 4523, MECHAN 4654, and THRYNN 4651.