DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/16/2008    Duedate: 08/12/2008

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-271

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TUNDRA
ARCTIC WASTES (486)
(45-4280) [14-7-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TUNDRA                         MERCED
ARCTIC WASTES (486)            OLD MAN RIVER (494)
(45-4280) [14-7-1,111]         (45-4341) [8-1-1,91]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

A TALENT SCOUT                 PAYNE
AVID FANS (65)                 DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-3950) [13-6-1,108]         (45-4465) [4-1-1,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOSTALGIA (506)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PACIS EX NEX (499)          54
2. THE LION'S DEN (479)        41      OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
3. NOSTALGIA (506)             36      Unchartered Team
4. ARCTIC WASTES (486)         36
5. RAPTOR (508)                32      NOSTALGIA (506)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*NOSTALGIA (506)           31  13  2 70.5   1/ 1*NOSTALGIA (506)          12  3 0
 2/ 2 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     32  18  2 64.0   2/ 9 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)     10  4 3
 3/ 4 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      40  23  6 63.5   3/11 PACIS EX NEX (499)       10  5 1
 4/ 3 MIDDLE EARTH (511)        42  27  2 60.9   4/ 2*PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)   10  5 0
 5/ 5*PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    27  18  2 60.0   5/16 THE LION'S DEN (479)      9  6 1
 6- 6 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   29  20  2 59.2   6/ 3 THE DAMNED II (493)       9  6 0
 7/ 7 DARQUE FORCES (428)      296 208 16 58.7   7/18*MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    8  4 0
 8/ 9*OLD MAN RIVER (494)       25  20  2 55.6   8/ 8*ERRATA (490)              8  7 3
 9/ 8*ERRATA (490)              24  21  7 53.3   9/ 4 DARQUE FORCES (428)       8  7 2
10/11 AVID FANS (65)           145 134 13 52.0  10/17*MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        8  7 1
11/10*RAPTOR (508)              20  19  1 51.3  11/20 AVID FANS (65)            7  3 0
12/12 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       52  51  5 50.5  12/ 7 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     7  7 1
13/14 THE DAMNED II (493)       27  27  1 50.0  13/ 6*RAPTOR (508)              7  8 1
14-16*DDR SUPERNOVA (502)       15  16  2 48.4  14/ 5 MIDDLE EARTH (511)        7  8 1
15/13 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      74  79  3 48.4  15/12*OLD MAN RIVER (494)       7  8 0
16/15 JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)    23  25  0 47.9  16/13 JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)    7  8 0
17/17*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     20  22  1 47.6  17/14 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       7  8 0
18/21 PACIS EX NEX (499)        21  25  1 45.7  18/15*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     6  8 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       21  25  0 45.7  19/10 SUDDEN FURY (487)         5  8 0
20/19 THE LION'S DEN (479)      35  44  5 44.3  20-23*DDR SUPERNOVA (502)       4  6 0
21/20*MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        19  24  1 44.2  21/19*DARKSTORM (507)           4 11 1
22/23*MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    11  15  0 42.3  22-25 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   3  2 0
23/22*DARKSTORM (507)           14  26  3 35.0  23/22 SHATTERPOINT (497)        3 12 1
24/24 SHATTERPOINT (497)        17  33  2 34.0  24-26*MIKES HEROES (509)        2  7 0
25/25 SUDDEN FURY (487)         26  51  2 33.8  25/21 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      2 12 0
26-27*MIKES HEROES (509)         2   7  0 22.2  26/24*ASAIRE (510)              1 14 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 597): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 598): BELEG CUTHALION of SILMARILLIAD (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 592): SIMULACRUM of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 592): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 590): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 583): KYRA of BLOOD KNIGHTS (Arturius, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 293): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 580): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 578): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 569): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 531): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): COLOUR COMMENTATOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 459): PREATORIAN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 437): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 422): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 392): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 391): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 484): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 598): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 592): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 592): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 590): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 583): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 293): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 580): ROMAN HEROES (Ceasar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 578): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 569): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 531): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 459): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): LUROCIANS T308 (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 437): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 422): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 292): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 391): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 484): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): GANGREL of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): LITTLE OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 592): WENDIGO of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
                (turn 591): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 594): KILDILLI DALL of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
              (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): FRENZY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, 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 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 459): PREATORIAN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
                (turn 458): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 446): VENREK of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
                       (turn 445): MGRWONTHE1STTOGS! Of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601
                                   (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 437): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 422): DUCK KA-BOB of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt STORMCROWE will ever be the same.  Now, what did these guys have for 
breakfast this morning?  THE LION'S DEN has turned a 3-2-0 into 5th place from 16th.  
Give me the recipe!  I want to know who's buying the drinks for who tonight at The 
Shadow's Fountain, seeing as MIRACLE WORKSHOP's 11-15-0 has earned them 7th place in 
the ranks.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown 
for MIDDLE EARTH, whose 1-4-0 this turn dropped them by 9 into 14th.  The PACIS EX 
NEX guild has had a 5-0-1 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never 
know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, DEVASTATOR fought SMACKY and 
gained 20 points and contributed to NOSTALGIA's 4-1-0.  SHADOWCAT HAMMER has lost to 
MERCED, falling 16 points, while helping make MUTANT HAMMERZ a 1-4-0 turn.  This turn 
COLOUR COMMENTATOR challenged TUNDRA in what was STORMCROWE's Title bout.  We should 
ask TUNDRA about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a 
warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Shadow's Fountain uses trolls in their stew.  Talk 
about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  RAPTOR has cause to stand tall, as they were 
STORMCROWE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
avoiding RAPTOR more than any other team we find THE DAMNED II.  STORMCROWE, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was SRETSAMLEUD II's warrior LEND.  More fighters challenged him than challenged 
the Duelmaster!  JOHNNIE WALKER from JGW PERISHABLE 1 took a risk this turn by 
bravely challenging up 31 points in a TV challenge against THE AMAZON.  And crowds 
were on their feet when JOHNNIE WALKER claimed a victory from THE AMAZON, and now has 
63 points for his efforts.  I don't know about you, but FLYING DUTCHMAN challenging 
down 22 points to MAIDEN JAPAN's THE TROOPER, is not really worthy of PHANTOM 
REGIMENT.  We're not surprised to hear that FLYING DUTCHMAN won victory over THE 
TROOPER, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why PHANTOM REGIMENT made such a 
challenge.  JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 15 points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought JACOB MARLEY 
showed great skill and promise when he was defeated by MERCY FOR NONE.  All right, so 
I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  SRETSAMLEUD II has lost SPY to the 
arena in the sky, but they don't seem to be worried.  What do you expect from 5-4-1?  
CYBELL TROUPE has departed STORMCROWE, leaving JGW PERISHABLE 1 without their 4-4-0 
warrior.  Question, just what was its team doing at the taverns last night?  I guess 
it was coming sooner or later, PHANTOM REGIMENT has lost BONES, and STORMCROWE is 
bound to miss him.  For a little while, at least.  The Shadow's Fountain declares a 
free round for HESPERORNIS and all of RAPTOR, for having revenged DARQUE FORCES' 
PAYNE for killing one of their comrades.  Kudos go out to YUFFIE this turn, for 
revenging DARQUE FORCES' bloodfeud against KELLUMBO'S KIDS' warrior ROS.  Well done.  
Congratulations go out to RAPTOR, with HARPY revenging a bloodfeud against LEOPARD of 
THE LION'S DEN.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, STORMCROWE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet 
again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in 
STORMCROWE again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TUNDRA 4280                  14   7  1   111       ARCTIC WASTES (486)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUFFIE 4291                  14   5  0   110       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 A TALENT SCOUT 3950          13   6  1   108       AVID FANS (65)
-B.F. GOODRICH 4143            7   2  0   105       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 THE JANITOR 2545             12  11  1   102       AVID FANS (65)
 THE STATISTICIAN 2309        18  20  0    93       AVID FANS (65)
 MERCED 4341                   8   1  1    91       OLD MAN RIVER (494)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951      11   7  1    89       AVID FANS (65)
 BOLI 4316                     7   2  1    89       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
-THE TRANSIENT 3494           10   0  0    88       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 GLACIER 4279                 12   9  1    75       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961        13  18  0    72       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253            13  11  1    67       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPTIMUS PRIME 4417            7   2  1    66       NOSTALGIA (506)
 LYNN THAO 4332                7   5  0    66       THE DAMNED II (493)
 DARK ARENA MEAT 4477         11   3  0    64       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 BEAST HAMMER 3963            12  19  0    63       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 JOHNNIE WALKER 4446           6   1  0    63       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 CHEETAH 4343                  8   4  3    61       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 LYNX 4195                     8   5  0    61       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 PUMA 4194                     9   5  0    60       THE LION'S DEN (479)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERCY FOR NONE 4370           7   2  0    60       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 PT CRUISER 4311               5   4  3    60       ERRATA (490)
 DESTRO 4418                   7   2  0    57       NOSTALGIA (506)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOROMIR 4474                  9   5  0    56       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 HALF 4384                     8   4  2    54       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 HESPERORNIS 4437              5   3  0    53       RAPTOR (508)
 YUMALESCA 4289                9  11  1    51       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 JEFFERSON DAVIS 4348          6   4  0    50       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 WRATHCHILD 4407               6   3  0    49       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 PROWLER 4350                  6   3  0    49       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 JACOB MARLEY 4351             6   3  0    48       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 DEVASTATOR 4419               7   2  0    47       NOSTALGIA (506)
 STANDBY 4314                  5   4  1    46       ERRATA (490)
 GIMLI 4472                    8   6  1    45       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 ICHABOD CRANE 4352            5   4  2    44       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 PAYNE 4465                    4   1  1    44       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 JAGLAVOX 4429                 6   2  0    43       THE DAMNED II (493)
 ANGEL DUST 4331               6   5  1    41       THE DAMNED II (493)
 THE AMAZON 4445               6   1  0    40       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 CLAUDE ELLIS 4345             4   6  0    40       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 ARAGORN 4475                  9   5  1    39       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
-WINSTON 4141                  5   5  0    39       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 FROST BITE 4415               4   5  0    38       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 THE RED 4340                  5   4  0    36       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 SMACKY 4301                   8   3  0    35       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 BOLING 4317                   7   3  1    35       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 HARPY 4438                    5   3  1    35       RAPTOR (508)
 FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469          4   1  0    34       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE WOLF 4309               5   8  2    33       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 LASOMBRA 4422                 4   4  1    33       DARKSTORM (507)
 TIGRIS 4339                   3   6  1    33       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 CHINA SYNDROME 4449           3   4  1    33       SHATTERPOINT (497)
-TARG THE WHIP 4264            3   0  0    33       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 WANT TO KNOW JESUS 3241       2   4  0    33       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 DICE 4381                     5   4  0    32       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 TRUCIDO SOMNIUM 4403          5   4  0    32       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 SPEAKS IN TONGUES 3239        4   2  0    32       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 WITHER FAITH 4371             5   4  0    31       PACIS EX NEX (499)
-XEPHER 4393                   4   2  1    31       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 121 4312                      4   5  1    31       ERRATA (490)
 SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355         6   5  1    30       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 MAGMUS MARTUM 4454            3   3  1    29       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 LINE 4471                     4   1  1    27       ERRATA (490)
-DIRK HAMMERTOE 3492           8   2  0    26       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453          2   4  1    26       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 MEALTWIST 4400                6   3  0    25       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 JAGERMEISTER 4302             3   8  1    24       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 ARROW 4421                    3   5  1    24       DARKSTORM (507)
 WHO TOOTED?? 4492             2   1  0    24       THE DAMNED II (493)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROS 4486                      2   2  1    23       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 STORMHEART 4495               3   0  0    22       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 LEOPARD 4466                  2   3  1    22       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397            4   3  0    21       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 BALROG 4473                   4   5  0    21       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 NOT AGAIN 4455                4   2  0    21       NOSTALGIA (506)
 SIR MARIUS 4334               3   7  0    21       THE DAMNED II (493)
 RUNNING FREE 4406             5   3  0    20       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNAKE PLISKIN 3495            4   6  0    20       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 RHINO 4491                    2   1  1    20       ERRATA (490)
 RIME-ANCIENT MARINER 4496     2   1  0    20       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 CHEESEY 4522                  1   0  0    20       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 VOLTRON 4452                  5   2  0    19       NOSTALGIA (506)
 T'KALA 4357                   4   6  0    18       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 LORAX 4359                    3   7  0    16       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 RHODE HOUSE 4425              2   6  1    16       DARKSTORM (507)
 LEND 4480                     2   2  1    16       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
-SHIVERS 4451                  2   3  0    15       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 BIND SATAN DRAGON 3238        2   4  0    14       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD 3237        3   3  0    13       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175          2   3  0    12       AVID FANS (65)
 MADD DWARF 4500               2   0  0    12       DARKSTORM (507)
 ROSELYN 4498                  2   0  0    12       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-PADDYPO 4443                  1   1  0    12       MIKES HEROES (509)
 WEAK LINK 4458                2   4  0    10       SHATTERPOINT (497)
-BAMBI FAWNDEER 4197           2   3  0    10       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 REDLINE 4444                  1   7  0    10       SHATTERPOINT (497)
-RED ZONE 4504                 1   0  0    10       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 ZEDD 4479                     2   3  0     9       SUDDEN FURY (487)
-POSSUMNATOR 4189              1   0  0     9       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
-OOGIBOOGI 4441                1   1  0     8       MIKES HEROES (509)
-PINGU 4439                    0   1  0     7       MIKES HEROES (509)
 THE TROOPER 4481              1   3  0     6       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 ATRA ASTRUM 4494              1   2  0     6       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 ROCKSLIDE HAMMER 4515         1   0  0     5       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-THELEN THE REDD 4263          1   2  0     5       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 TRASHEE 4508                  0   1  0     4       ASAIRE (510)
 GREENRIVRKILLR 4501           0   2  0     2       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502         0   2  0     2       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 CRANE 4512                    0   1  0     1       RAPTOR (508)
 SLAPPY 4521                   0   1  0     1       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 HERON 4513                    0   1  0     1       RAPTOR (508)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ARCTIC HARE 4485        2  2 0 ARCTIC WASTES 486    BOLING 4317           271   
DAKOTA 4462             1  1 0 ASAIRE 510           RHINO 4491            269   
FLEMMING 4459           0  4 0 ASAIRE 510           DARK CHAMPION         271  NONE
TEXAS 4460              2  2 0 ASAIRE 510           STONE GOLEM           271  NONE
TRASH 4507              0  1 0 ASAIRE 510           STONE GOLEM           271  NONE
UNCLE SAM 4461          0  5 0 ASAIRE 510           BLACK ORC             271  NONE
ARENA MASTER #1 4511    0  1 0 DARKSTORM 507        ARENAMASTER NHOR      271  NONE
HARPY 4423              3  4 0 DARKSTORM 507        HARPY 4438            270   
AMY WONG 4483           1  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 428    ROS 4486              269  JUST REVENGED
ROBOGIRL 4392           4  2 1 DDR SUPERNOVA 502    HALF 4384             269   
THE OTHER SIDE 4395     3  3 0 DDR SUPERNOVA 502    LINE 4471             270   
MARTA 4313              2  4 0 ERRATA 490           BOLI 4316             268   
BRANDI ALEXANDER 4497   1  2 0 JGW PERISHABLE 1 495 LEND 4480             271   
CYBELL TROUPE 4346      4  5 0 JGW PERISHABLE 1 495 HALF 4384             271   
VELVET JONES 4478       1  1 0 JGW PERISHABLE 1 495 RHODE HOUSE 4425      268  JUST REVENGED
KING KONG IPA 4431      1  7 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 503  DARK CHAMPION         271  NONE
WASTED YEARS 4408       2  4 0 MAIDEN JAPAN 504     OPTIMUS PRIME 4417    268   
STORBOLL 4442           0  2 0 MIKES HEROES 509     BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453  270   
BISHOP HAMMER 3993     12 16 0 MUTANT HAMMERZ 456   GIMLI 4472            270   
BOLO 4315               6  5 0 OF WOLF & MAN 4 491  MOUNTAIN TROLL        271  NONE
DA1 4506                0  1 0 OF WOLF & MAN 4 491  DARK CHAMPION         271  NONE
THE NILE 4338           3  2 0 OLD MAN RIVER 494    CHEETAH 4343          267  REVENGED
BONES 4349              4  5 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT 496 MAGMUS MARTUM 4454    271   
EVISCERATE 4514         0  1 0 RAPTOR 508           ARENAMASTER NHOR      271  NONE
OSPREY 4434             2  5 0 RAPTOR 508           YUMALESCA 4289        270   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PIPER 4489              1  1 0 RAPTOR 508           LEOPARD 4466          270  JUST REVENGED
STRIX 4436              5  2 0 RAPTOR 508           PAYNE 4465            270  JUST REVENGED
SPY 4380                5  4 1 SRETSAMLEUD II 500   CHINA SYNDROME 4449   271   
VORTEX 4285             7  9 0 SUDDEN FURY 487      PT CRUISER 4311       270   
PAMPAS 4484             0  4 0 THE LION'S DEN 479   SPYMASTER             271  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ghost of Marie -- The "nahhh" was that I really am not that nice of a guy.  We are
sad to see you go.... -- Wither Faith

Angel Dust -- I see skills from below.... -- Reaper

Jacob Marley -- Gotta work on my game. -- Mercy

Jagermeister -- I thought I had you.  Who said you got to riposte?! -- Bones

Stik -- Second Place!?  We don't belong in second place!  Blades up so we can move on
up! -- Nomad

Puma -- You crazy cats.  Perhaps next time on my challenge. -- Prowler

Mercy for None -- Nice challenge.  I love it when someone just sits there and lets me
pound on them. -- Jacob Marley

Trucido -- I guess it was the turn for Phantoms to take out guys from your team.
Perhaps that style match-up isn't in your favor.  Now if only I could get these
stupid trains figured out. -- Ichabod Crane

T'Kala -- Really, it was nothing personal, I just thought it was a fight I could win.
And it was. -- Flying Dutchman

Medussa -- Well, one of us had to go.  Of course I was kinda hoping it would be you.
-- Medussa

All -- Sent some teams in blindly after a long break, did not intend to barge in on
your contest.  I will wait it out.  Darque, I apologize for the fear that must have
overwhelmed you at seeing my return.  Another time my friend, another time. -- Bill

Flying Dutchman -- Well, Santa Maria in Arkers is listed as a 'ship,' so why aren't
you a 'ghost ship.'  You certainly spooked me! -- T'kala

Aragorn -- I'm filing a complaint with the 'Fellowship'.... -- Lorax

Atra Astrum -- I learned that trick 'gigging' frogs when I was young.  Never thought
it'd be useful on the sands. -- China Syndrome

Madd Dwarf -- Look, I ain't drunk, and I'm definitely not driving anything.  So next
time cut me a little slack will ya? -- Redline

My, my!  Quite the turn for our new Duelmaster's team.  No problem, Stik.  I get
bored and run stat checks all the time, just happened to note the three point
anomaly.  Thanks Darque for the nod.  Whew!  Not a lot I can add as I'm struggling in
this arena.  Keep the faith Lady Martilo, it's not over yet. *wry grin*  Salute to
all. -- Michael Eldritch

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

BOLO was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KING KONG IPA was dispatched by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
PAMPAS was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
TEXAS was narrowly killed by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
UNCLE SAM was butchered by BLACK ORC in a popular 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
FLEMMING was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
TRASH was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ARENA MASTER #1 was executed by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
EVISCERATE was easily killed by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was easily killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
YUFFIE vanquished ROS in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
HESPERORNIS luckily beat PAYNE in a action packed 4 minute gory Bloodfeud duel.
CLAUDE ELLIS defeated RHODE HOUSE in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
HARPY overcame LEOPARD in a exciting 3 minute veteran vs. novice Bloodfeud bout.
JOHNNIE WALKER devastated THE AMAZON in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
COLOUR COMMENTATOR was demolished by TUNDRA in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
MERCED overpowered SHADOWCAT HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
AUNTY ENTITY was overpowered by BOLI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
JACOB MARLEY was bested by MERCY FOR NONE in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
PUMA overcame BEAST HAMMER in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
LYNN THAO devastated JEFFERSON DAVIS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
WRATHCHILD was outlasted by DESTRO in a exciting 8 minute Challenge bout.
THE RED narrowly defeated ARROW in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
FROST BITE overpowered JAGERMEISTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WITHER FAITH bested SIR MARIUS in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
FLYING DUTCHMAN overpowered THE TROOPER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
WHITE WOLF was demolished by STANDBY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
LASOMBRA slimly lost to JAGLAVOX in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge fray.
TIGRIS savagely defeated VOLTRON in a popular 3 minute gory Challenge match.
CHINA SYNDROME dispatched SPY in a popular 1 minute gruesome Challenge match.
REDLINE was overpowered by BRAVE NEW WORLD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
LORAX was vanquished by DICE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
ROSELYN unbelievably bested ZEDD in a 3 minute brutal beginner's Challenge bout.
AN ARENA DOCTOR slimly lost to RUNNING FREE in a 3 minute brutal Challenge duel.
BRANDI ALEXANDER was assassinated by LEND in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
A TALENT SCOUT viciously subdued GLACIER in a exciting 2 minute gory veteran's fight.
THE JANITOR overpowered DARK ARENA MEAT in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
THE STATISTICIAN handily defeated PT CRUISER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LYNX won victory over ICHABOD CRANE in a 2 minute fight.
CHEETAH devastated ARAGORN in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ANGEL DUST was bested by BOROMIR in a action packed 3 minute bout.
GIMLI was overpowered by OPTIMUS PRIME in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LINE was handily defeated by PROWLER in a 2 minute uneven match.
HALF executed CYBELL TROUPE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SMACKY was beaten by DEVASTATOR in a 3 minute brutal competition.
YUMALESCA handily defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
121 defeated T'KALA in a 1 minute battle.
RHINO lost to TRUCIDO SOMNIUM in a 3 minute duel.
SEBASTIAN HAMMER was bested by SPEAKS IN TONGUES in a 2 minute match.
BOLING viciously butchered ARCTIC HARE in a 2 minute bloody duel.
BALROG was overpowered by WANT TO KNOW JESUS in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MAGMUS MARTUM easily killed BONES in a 1 minute one-sided match.
NOT AGAIN defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a slow 4 minute battle.
WEAK LINK lost to BIND SATAN DRAGON in a 5 minute gory bout.
MEALTWIST viciously subdued HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD in a 1 minute bloody bout.
WHO TOOTED?? won victory over WOLFSBANE HAMMER in a 5 minute novice's match.
ATRA ASTRUM overcame SLAPPY in a 2 minute novice's bout.
STORMHEART luckily beat TRASHEE in a crowd pleasing 8 minute bloody novice's fight.
RIME-ANCIENT MARINER handily defeated GREENRIVRKILLR in a 2 minute mismatched match.
MADD DWARF outlasted CRANE in a 9 minute amateur's battle.
HERON was luckily beaten by ROCKSLIDE HAMMER in a 1 minute novice's brawl.
CHEESEY demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  27         TOTAL PARRY       67 -  39 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 20         WALL OF STEEL     72 -  43 -  2      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   14         PARRY-LUNGE       24 -  23 -  1      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         AIMED BLOW        42 -  41 -  3      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  19 -  2      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         LUNGING ATTACK   103 - 112 - 13      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK   35 -  39 -  4      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   82 - 106 - 10      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  69 -  4      34  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  24 -  2      33  |

Turn 271 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-LUNGE        3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    7 - 13         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  9         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     8 - 19         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL     11 -  3     AIMED BLOW         2 -  7         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TUNDRA 4280                14   7  1  111 ARCTIC WASTES (486)
AIMED BLOW       YUFFIE 4291                14   5  0  110 DARQUE FORCES (428)
PARRY-STRIKE     THE JANITOR 2545           12  11  1  102 AVID FANS (65)
SLASHING ATTACK  BOLI 4316                   7   2  1   89 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
BASHING ATTACK   GLACIER 4279               12   9  1   75 ARCTIC WASTES (486)
WALL OF STEEL    JOHNNIE WALKER 4446         6   1  0   63 JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHEETAH 4343                8   4  3   61 THE LION'S DEN (479)
PARRY-LUNGE      LYNX 4195                   8   5  0   61 THE LION'S DEN (479)
TOTAL PARRY      DESTRO 4418                 7   2  0   57 NOSTALGIA (506)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HARPY 4438                  5   3  1   35 RAPTOR (508)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is A TALENT SCOUT 3950.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PAYNE 4465.  The ten other most popular fighters were WRATHCHILD 4407, 
TRASHEE 4508, LASOMBRA 4422, TIGRIS 4339, ANGEL DUST 4331, LEOPARD 4466, A TALENT 
SCOUT 3950, TRASH 4507, HESPERORNIS 4437, and JACOB MARLEY 4351.

The least popular fighter this week was NOT AGAIN 4455.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MADD DWARF 4500, STORMHEART 4495, RIME-ANCIENT MARINER 4496, HOLY 
VIRGIN BLOOD 3237, BONES 4349, ARCTIC HARE 4485, RHINO 4491, CYBELL TROUPE 4346, 
GIMLI 4472, and ARAGORN 4475.