DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/10/2008    Duedate: 10/07/2008

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-273

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TUNDRA
ARCTIC WASTES (486)
(45-4280) [16-7-1,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TUNDRA                         SPEAKS IN TONGUES
ARCTIC WASTES (486)            MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
(45-4280) [16-7-1,132]         (45-3239) [5-3-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TUNDRA                         ARAGORN
ARCTIC WASTES (486)            MIDDLE EARTH (511)
(45-4280) [16-7-1,132]         (45-4475) [10-6-1,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ERRATA (490)                43
2. OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)       36      OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
3. ASAIRE (510)                35      Unchartered Team
4. MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)      27
5. ARCTIC WASTES (486)         25      MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     40  20  3 66.7   1/13 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)    10  4 2
 2/ 1 NOSTALGIA (506)           35  19  2 64.8   2/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      10  5 0
 3/ 3 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    35  20  2 63.6   3/ 9 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)   10  5 0
 4/ 4 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      41  28  6 59.4   4/14 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       9  5 1
 5/ 7 DARQUE FORCES (428)      303 211 16 58.9   5/ 5 PACIS EX NEX (499)        9  6 1
 6/ 8 MIDDLE EARTH (511)        45  34  2 57.0   6/ 8 THE DAMNED II (493)       9  6 0
 7/ 6 OLD MAN RIVER (494)       30  24  2 55.6   7/ 6 MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        8  6 1
 8/ 9 ERRATA (490)              30  25  8 54.5   8/ 3 OLD MAN RIVER (494)       8  6 0
 9-10 KNIGHT BREED (403)        35  31  0 53.0   9/ 4 ERRATA (490)              8  7 1
10/12 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       59  53  6 52.7  10/ 7 NOSTALGIA (506)           8  7 0
11-11 AVID FANS (65)           147 136 13 51.9  11/12*MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    7  5 0
12/13 THE DAMNED II (493)       33  31  1 51.6  12/15 JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)    7  6 0
13/14 JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)    28  28  0 50.0  13/16 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     7  7 1
14/15 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     25  27  2 48.1  14/10 THE LION'S DEN (479)      6  7 0
15/17 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      77  86  3 47.2  15/25*ASAIRE (510)              6  9 1
16/18 RAPTOR (508)              23  26  1 46.9  16- 2 AVID FANS (65)            5  4 0
17/20 MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        24  28  2 46.2  17/18 SHATTERPOINT (497)        5 10 1
18/19 PACIS EX NEX (499)        25  31  1 44.6  18/19 RAPTOR (508)              5 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/22*MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    15  19  0 44.1  19/11 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      4  6 2
20/21 THE LION'S DEN (479)      38  49  5 43.7  20/23 SUDDEN FURY (487)         4 11 0
21/23 SHATTERPOINT (497)        21  39  2 35.0  21/24 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      4 11 0
22/24 DARKSTORM (507)           17  33  3 34.0  22/20 DARKSTORM (507)           4 11 0
23/25 SUDDEN FURY (487)         29  58  2 33.3  23/17 MIDDLE EARTH (511)        4 11 0
24/26*ASAIRE (510)              10  21  1 32.3  24-26 KNIGHT BREED (403)        1  1 0
25/28*ADVENTURERS (512)          1   9  0 10.0  25/28*ADVENTURERS (512)         1  9 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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Phantasm's False Fireball
(Illusion/Phantasm; Divination)
Level 7 Wizard Spell

Range:            Touch            Components:    V, S, M
Duration:         1 Day/level      Casting Time:  10 turns
Area of Effect:   1 item           Saving Throw:  Special

     With this spell, a small item, no more than 1 pound in weight, becomes the
focus of a delayed fireball.  If not dispelled and at a time determined by the
caster, the item will explode causing 1d6 damage for each level of the caster up
to a total of 12d6.  The strong evocation aura is 100% detectable by anyone
casting a Detect Magic spell.
     The true spell is not activated until a Dispel Magic spell is cast upon the
object.  When Dispel Magic is cast, the spell's true purpose is unveiled and the
object functions as a scrying tool.  Any sounds within 20' of the object can be
heard by the caster for up to 24 hours after activation.  The secondary spell
has a 15% chance of being detected plus or minus 3% the level difference of the
opposing casters (i.e., a 20th level wizard would have a 15% chance of detect
the secondary spell if the caster was also 20th level.  He would only have a 12%
chance if the caster was 21st level).
     The components for this spell are the item to be imbued, powdered pyrite,
and a small ceramic cone for listening once the scrying spell is activated.  The
pyrite is sprinkled upon the object as the spell is cast.

     JGW eyed the necromancer as he left the guild house.  He only shook his
head at the audacity the half demon had shown barging unannounced into his
office.  Darque had not stopped there, he even made demands of Wretch, JGW's
alliance mate and partner for the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse.  Whatever his
purposes, JGW knew the necromancer could not be trusted.  He picked up the gold
coin Darque had tossed to him.  It was a common gold coin from Shadowspire, but
the little demon was known for trickery.  He tossed it to Wretch.
     Wretch caught the coin and inspected it himself.  He did not see anything
physically altered about the coin, but Darque was a wizard, he knew to look
deeper.  The detection spell took only a thought to activate and the brightness
of the aura on the coin was blinding.  Darque was a powerful spellcaster, but
this trick was juvenile.  Wretch, disappointed the half-demon would try
something so obvious, dispelled the evocation he sensed on the coin.  He
inspected in one last time before tossing it back to JGW.  He nodded to the
Delarquan to let him know that whatever enchantments had been upon the coin were
now gone.
     JGW was about to put the coin into his pocket when a steady knock was heard
at his door.  He looked to Wretch and shrugged his shoulders.  The lich returned
to the shadows of the room.  "Enter," he said as he wondered about the identity
of his new visitor and why so many people were interested in visiting this day.
He tossed the coin to his desk as Nomad entered the room.
     "Greetings," the ranger said as he entered the office.  He did not waste
any time with further pleasantries, but pulled a rolled papyrus from his belt.
He handed it to JGW, "I was curious if you and your associate may have
information about the pictured item?"  Nomad scanned the room for any other
presence.  He did not see anyone, but he could feel they were not alone.
     JGW unrolled the papyrus to see a charcoal rubbing of a wedge.  He did
recognize the wedge, a topic of interest for many over the past few months.  He
had no personal interest in it, but he had heard of it from his partner Wretch.
"Personally, no, but he may be able to help you."  JGW rolled the parchment and
returned it to Nomad.  As he spoke, Wretch emerged from the shadows.
     "What interest does one such as yourself have in such an item?" Wretch
asked.  His voice was like dust.  His dark and twisted frame almost hovered
above the floor.
     Nomad hated being in the presence of the undead; however, he also knew that
if he wanted any information he would have to deal with the abomination before
him.  "Call it a scholarly interest," the ranger replied.  Wretch cackled and
shivers ran down Nomad's spine.  The ranger was not aware that liches possessed
a sense of humor or even the ability to laugh.
     "Another seeks this item.  You would do well to protect it.  Though I sense
you will do just that.  Perhaps the task is too much for you?" Wretch
questioned, more to himself than to the others in the room with him.
     "Perhaps or perhaps not," was Nomad's reply.  "Are you willing to share any
information you may have about the item or should I seek it elsewhere?"  Nomad
was not normally so direct, but the quicker he could leave the guild house the
better.
     Wretch cackled again this time at the ranger's impatience.  The lich could
sense Nomad's discomfort in speaking to him.  The ranger valued nature, and the
lich was such an unnatural thing.  He would share the story of the wedge with
Nomad, if for nothing more than to revel in the ranger's anguish at tolerating
his undeath.
     "Older than the Graywand, and some say more powerful.  Even more powerful
than the Chaos Gates themselves.  This is the Portal of Ghosts.  It is a door
way to the other reaches.  The very embodiment of death.  And it, like myself, a
very unnatural thing," the lich stressed his final thought.  "One who holds the
portal holds the means to death, not only in this realm, but all realms.  He
will be master of all things death, including the gods themselves."
     Nomad tried to conceal his shock, but he could not.  JGW even raised an
eyebrow at Wretch's description.  Both knew the Portal of Ghosts was a powerful
artifact, but to control even the gods themselves.  The idea was alarming.
     "Four fragments he has," Wretch continued.  "It benefits all if he does not
gain the final piece."
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     Kat and Tripwire exited the warehouse.  Kat was unsure of where they were
headed, but he would follow.  There was too much at stake for him not to follow
the psionicist.  It may be a trap, but it was chance the Aruaki felt was
necessary at this point.
     Tripwire could sense the Aruaki was uncomfortable with him.  Good he
thought to himself.  The more on edge the better positioning he could take when
it came to negotiating a price for the wedge.  The psionicist headed from the
docks towards the arena in Stormcrowe.  His agents would be there.  Never to
leave anything to chance, Tripwire reached out with his mind to his agents at
the arena.
     "Status report," he said mentally.
     "Sir, we have a problem.  The courier was ambushed en route," his agent
responded.
     "By who," Tripwire said out loud.  Kat only eyed him suspiciously.  "What
did he say?  He is dead when I get to the arena!"
     "Sorry sir, we don't know anything, and the courier is already dead.  There
were signs of a fight.  We also found a dead rogue nearby.  From what I can
assess, there were three others.  Two fled to the country side and one headed
towards Stormcrowe.  If I had to make a guess, I would say the package has made
its way into the city, but with whom I cannot say."
     Tripwire stopped walking.  He was now visibly irate and turned to Kat, "We
have a problem.  My courier was ambushed and killed.  The wedge is missing."
     The Aruaki shook his head in disbelief, "Who?" he finally asked.
     "We don't know yet, but the wedge is in Stormcrowe."  Tripwire paused for a
moment.  He scanned the thousands of minds that were in the city of Stormcrowe.
It was a monumental task and he finally stopped.  The echoes of so many minds
was too much and the sound was deafening.  He would have to scan each mind
individually to gain any useful information, but such a task would take him
weeks, possibly months.
     "We have to move fast.  If the little demon gets his hands on stone, life
as we know it is over."
                                     **********
     "Awaken my servant.  I have a task for you," the voice was booming.  Liam's
eyes opened from his slumber.  No one would dare awaken the Black Abbott of
Morya, but his visitor this day was not just anyone.  Few could say they were
visited by a god.
     "Yes, my lord," was Liam's response.
     Ahringol, god of the dead, stood before the unholy warrior.  The god of
death was a tall, dark man, if you would refer to a god in such terms.  Wild
black hair danced on his head that only offset his pale skin.  His neck,
eternally broken, rested on his right shoulder.  His cold, dead eyes fixed upon
Liam.  "In Stormcrowe, there is a powerful artifact that must be destroyed.  It
is broken into five pieces.  You do not have to destroy all of them, one will
suffice.  Many seek it, but none may possess all of the pieces."
     Liam bowed, "As you command my lord.  Where in Stormcrowe shall I begin my
search?" he asked.
     "One already possesses four and a fifth is near.  You know the one of whom
I speak.  You may even call him friend, but his demonic nature will be your
undoing if you do not this task," Ahringol's voiced trailed away as he
disappeared from sight.
     The black guard knew immediately of whom his lord spoke.  Darque was indeed
a friend; however, not even friendship could sever his commitment to his god.
Liam would not fail Ahringol.

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Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse Unofficial Scoring Errata

Turn 268 (SS6):  Team 10 gained +8, not +11 as follows:  No awards
- Wrathchild 4407 vs. Mealtwist 4400:  Win +3
- Arrow 4421 vs. Smacky 4301:  Loss
- Rhode House 4425 vs. Velvet Jones 4478:  Kill +5
- Harpy 4423 vs. Vortex 4285:  Loss
- Running Free 4406 vs. Strix 4436:  Loss
- Lasombra 4422 vs. The Trooper 4481:  Win (teammate)
- Brave New World 4453 vs. Weak Link 4458:  Loss
- Shorty 4457:  DA'd
- Wasted Years 4408 vs. Optimus Prime 4417:  Killed

Turn 269 (SS7):  Team 4 gained +9, not +12 as follows:  No awards
- Cheetah 4343 vs. Johnnie Walker 4446:  Win +3
- Yuffie 4291 vs. Reality 4383:  Loss
- Auntie Entity 4253 vs. Shadowcat Hammer 3961:  Loss
- Puma 4194 vs. Devastator 4419:  Loss
- Yumalesca 4289 vs. Claude Ellis 4345:  Loss
- Payne 4465 vs. 121 4312:  Win +3
- Leopard 4466 vs. Flying Dutchman 4469:  Loss
- Amy Wong 4483 vs. Ros 4486:  Killed
- Pampas 4484 vs. Arctic Hare 4485:  Loss

Turn 269 (SS7):  Team 5 gained +11, not +14 as follows:  No awards
- PT Cruiser 4311 vs. Boli 4316:  Loss
- Standby 4314 vs Merced 4341:  Loss
- Xepher 4393  vs. King Kong IPA 4431:  Win +3
- The Other Side 4395 vs. Angel Dust 4331:  Loss
- L.E.F. 4394 vs. Bolo 4315:  Loss
- 121 4312 vs. Payne 4465:  Loss
- Line 4471 vs. Lincoln 4463:  Win +3
- Shivers 4451 vs. Brandi Alexander 4497:  Loss
- Rhino 4491 vs. Dakota 4462:  Kill +5
- Robogirl 4392 vs. Half 4384:  Killed

Turn 269 (SS7):  Team 12 gained +9, not +12 as follows:  No awards
- China Syndrome 4449 vs. Frost Bite 4415:  Loss
- Weak Link 4458 vs. Voltron 4452:  Loss
- Redline 4444 vs. Texas 4460:  Loss
- Lorax 4359 vs. Gimli 4472:  Win +3
- T'kala 4357 vs. Bol 4318:  Loss
- Want to Know Jesus 3241 vs. Rime-Ancient Mariner 4496:  Loss
- Speaks in Tongues 3239 vs. Pingu 4439:  Win +3
- Bind Satan Dragon 3238 vs. Stormheart 4495:  Loss
- Holy Virgin Blood 3237 vs. Paddypo 4443:  Win +3

Turn 270 (SS8):  Team 11 gained +17 not +15 as follows:  No awards
- Sir Marius 4334 vs. Johnnie Walker 4446:  Loss
- Lynn Thao 4332 vs. Merced 4341:  Loss
- Strix 4436 vs. Payne 4465:  Killed
- Hesperornis 4437 vs. Claude Ellis 4345:  Win +3
- Who Tooted?? 4492 vs. Mealtwist 4400:  Win +3
- Harpy 4438 vs. Harpy 4423:  Kill +5
- Osprey 4434 vs. Yumalesca 4289:  Killed
- Jaglavox 4429 vs. Standby 4314:  Win +3
- Angel Dust 4331 vs. Arctic Hare 4485:  Win +3
- Piper 4489 vs. Leopard 4466:  Killed

Unofficial Turn 272 (SS10) Standings:
- Team 7  Phat Phat / Haunt                203
- Team 2  Stik / Nomad                     195
- Team 4  Kat / Master Darque                189
- Team 8  Tripwire / Kellumbo                175
- Team 5  Mr. Mojo / JE                147
- Team 1  JGW / Wretch                     137
- Team 11 Liam the Goth / Owlin the Wise      133
- Team 6  Shadowdragon / Reaper           132
- Team 10 Street Legal / Rake                110
- Team 12 Michael Eldritch / Lady Martilyo      79
- Team 3  Hammer / MIA Max                 48

                                          -- Michael Eldritch,
                                             Compulsive Compiler of Matters
Arcane

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 600): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 602): MARLOW of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 596): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 598): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): NOVELUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 594): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): VORTEX of FLYING MONKEYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): MOSSMAN of CROCS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution,
mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 584): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 582): RICO SAVVY of BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 535): LEO POWERS of MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist,
mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 272): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 463): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 450): BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the
Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 426): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 396): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 395): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 488): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 600): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 602): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 596): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 598): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 595): CYNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): BOHICA (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 584): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 582): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 535): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 272): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 463): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 450): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 426): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 396): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 395): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 488): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): HERACLITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): NOVELUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
                (turn 595): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 594): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, 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 587): MOSSMAN of CROCS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 586): TURTLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 584): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 425): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well I guess seeing as how I am DM for a second turn I should write something. Don't
really have much to say but I am proud to be DM in the middle of this contest.  My
team isn't doing so well and my manager is a bit down but me getting the throne has
made up for a bit of his disappointment.  Can't wait for my next fight to see if I
can hold the throne and get my invite.  Remember death stalks this place and blood
shall be spilled to take my place.

Tundra

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in STORMCROWE this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as DARQUE FORCES is pushed out of top team by OF WOLF & MAN 4, who came 
from 13th with a 5-0-0 this turn.  I understand that The Shadow's Fountain is buying 
the drinks for OF WOLF & MAN 4 tonight, to honor their rise to 1st after this turns 
5-0-0.  Hmmm.  The PHANTOM REGIMENT guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, PT CRUISER fought BEAST HAMMER and gained 20 points and contributed to ERRATA's 
3-2-1.  RHODE HOUSE has lost to DICE, falling 13 points, while helping make DARKSTORM 
a 2-3-0 turn.  MERCED challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to 
dethrone ARCTIC WASTES' warrior.  Defending his title for another turn, TUNDRA kept 
OLD MAN RIVER's warrior, MERCED, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing 
sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Shadow's Fountain uses 
trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  SUDDEN FURY has cause to stand tall, as 
they were STORMCROWE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided SUDDEN FURY stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
ERRATA.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was DARQUE FORCES' 
warrior PAYNE.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!  Well 
now, what do you expect when someone like PROWLER from PHANTOM REGIMENT challenges 
down 23 points to fight PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES?  I thought challenges were for 
warriors, not cowards looking for easy wins.  PROWLER subdued PAYNE, is nothing 
sacred?  I don't know about you, but JACOB MARLEY challenging down 20 points to 
ERRATA's 121, is not really worthy of PHANTOM REGIMENT.  We're not surprised to hear 
that JACOB MARLEY bested 121, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why PHANTOM 
REGIMENT made such a challenge.  In a brave attempt, HERON from RAPTOR challenged up 
18 points to fight HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD from the MIRACLE WORKSHOP stable.  HERON perhaps 
got hers just desserts, seeing as she was beat by HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD and ended up with 
3 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A farewell moment, if you please, WHITE WOLF of ARCTIC WASTES has been sent 
to the Dark Arena, and was carried out on his shield.  BEAST HAMMER has departed 
STORMCROWE, leaving MUTANT HAMMERZ without their 13-19-0 warrior.  Question, just 
what was his team doing at the taverns last night?  Congratulations go out to 
DARKSTORM, with ARROW revenging a bloodfeud against STRIKIN U of ASAIRE.  We'd like 
to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you 
are; and it's considered rude.   
     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                  16   7  1   132       ARCTIC WASTES (486)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOLI 4316                     9   2  2   114       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
-A TALENT SCOUT 3950          14   6  1   110       AVID FANS (65)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERCED 4341                   9   2  1    95       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
-THE JANITOR 2545             12  12  1    92       AVID FANS (65)
 GLACIER 4279                 14   9  1    91       ARCTIC WASTES (486)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253            15  11  1    90       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951      11   7  1    89       AVID FANS (65)
 PT CRUISER 4311               7   4  4    83       ERRATA (490)
-THE STATISTICIAN 2309        18  21  0    79       AVID FANS (65)
 LYNN THAO 4332                8   6  0    77       THE DAMNED II (493)
 PUMA 4194                    10   6  0    75       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 DARK ARENA MEAT 4477         12   4  0    73       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 JACOB MARLEY 4351             8   3  0    71       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 DESTRO 4418                   9   2  0    68       NOSTALGIA (506)
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961        13  20  0    67       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 JEFFERSON DAVIS 4348          8   4  0    67       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERCY FOR NONE 4370           8   3  0    66       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 LYNX 4195                     9   6  0    63       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 FROST BITE 4415               6   5  0    63       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 YUFFIE 4291                  15   6  0    62       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 YUMALESCA 4289               11  11  1    62       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 PROWLER 4350                  8   3  0    62       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
-KERRIGAN 3545                 8   5  0    60       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469          6   1  0    59       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 JOHNNIE WALKER 4446           7   2  0    58       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICHABOD CRANE 4352            7   4  2    54       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 SMACKY 4301                   9   4  0    52       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 JAGLAVOX 4429                 7   3  0    52       THE DAMNED II (493)
 HALF 4384                     8   6  2    51       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 BOLING 4317                   8   4  1    51       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 DEVASTATOR 4419               8   3  0    50       NOSTALGIA (506)
 WITHER FAITH 4371             7   4  0    48       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 CLAUDE ELLIS 4345             5   7  0    48       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 TIGRIS 4339                   5   6  1    47       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 BOROMIR 4474                 10   6  0    44       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 HARPY 4438                    7   3  1    44       RAPTOR (508)
 STANDBY 4314                  6   5  1    44       ERRATA (490)
 SPEAKS IN TONGUES 3239        5   3  0    44       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 HESPERORNIS 4437              5   5  0    44       RAPTOR (508)
 ARAGORN 4475                 10   6  1    43       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 THE RED 4340                  6   5  0    43       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 LINE 4471                     5   2  1    43       ERRATA (490)
 OPTIMUS PRIME 4417            7   4  1    42       NOSTALGIA (506)
 121 4312                      5   6  1    42       ERRATA (490)
 WRATHCHILD 4407               6   5  0    41       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 PAYNE 4465                    4   3  1    40       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 GIMLI 4472                    8   8  1    37       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 THE AMAZON 4445               6   2  0    37       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 T'KALA 4357                   6   6  0    37       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 SIR MARIUS 4334               5   7  0    37       THE DAMNED II (493)
 SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355         7   6  1    36       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DICE 4381                     6   5  0    33       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 CHINA SYNDROME 4449           3   6  1    33       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 LEOPARD 4466                  3   4  1    33       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 ROS 4486                      3   3  1    33       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 THE TROOPER 4481              3   3  0    33       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 JAGERMEISTER 4302             4   9  1    32       SUDDEN FURY (487)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WANT TO KNOW JESUS 3241       3   5  0    31       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 LASOMBRA 4422                 4   6  1    30       DARKSTORM (507)
 2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397            5   4  0    29       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
-RAYNOR 3549                   7   6  0    28       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 WHO TOOTED?? 4492             4   1  0    28       THE DAMNED II (493)
 TRUCIDO SOMNIUM 4403          6   5  0    27       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 ANGEL DUST 4331               6   7  1    26       THE DAMNED II (493)
 RUNNING FREE 4406             6   4  0    26       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 RHINO 4491                    3   2  1    26       ERRATA (490)
 WEAK LINK 4458                3   5  0    24       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 DC MASTER 4523                2   0  0    24       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALROG 4473                   4   7  0    23       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 LEND 4480                     2   4  1    23       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD 3237        5   3  0    22       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 ROSELYN 4498                  4   0  0    22       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 MAGMUS MARTUM 4454            3   5  1    22       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 ZEDD 4479                     3   4  0    22       SUDDEN FURY (487)
-RIME-ANCIENT MARINER 4496     3   1  0    22       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 ARROW 4421                    4   6  1    21       DARKSTORM (507)
 BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453          3   5  2    21       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175          3   3  0    21       AVID FANS (65)
 LORAX 4359                    4   8  0    20       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 VOLTRON 4452                  5   4  0    19       NOSTALGIA (506)
 VADIS 4535                    2   0  1    19       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 NOT AGAIN 4455                5   3  0    18       NOSTALGIA (506)
 RHODE HOUSE 4425              3   7  1    17       DARKSTORM (507)
 STORMHEART 4495               3   2  0    17       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 MINOTAURO 4505                2   0  0    15       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 STRIKATURHED 4543             1   0  0    14       ASAIRE (510)
 SKUM III 4529                 2   0  0    13       ASAIRE (510)
 ATRA ASTRUM 4494              1   4  0    13       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 GREENRIVRKILLR 4501           1   3  0    12       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 REDLINE 4444                  1   9  0    12       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 BASHUHARD 4544                1   0  0    11       ASAIRE (510)
 ROBERT SMITH 4538             1   0  0    11       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 MADD DWARF 4500               3   1  0    10       DARKSTORM (507)
 CRANE 4512                    1   2  0     8       RAPTOR (508)
 ROCKSLIDE HAMMER 4515         2   1  0     7       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 STRIKIN U 4530                1   1  1     7       ASAIRE (510)
 KRISTY 4539                   1   0  0     7       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 TWO-TURN TITAN 4546           1   0  0     6       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 SUPER SKUM 4545               1   0  0     6       ASAIRE (510)
 GRATEFUL DEAD 4525            0   2  0     6       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 CHEESEY 4522                  1   2  0     5       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 MERRY 4520                    1   1  0     4       ADVENTURERS (512)
 WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502         0   4  0     4       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 HERON 4513                    0   3  0     3       RAPTOR (508)
 PIPPEN 4519                   0   2  0     2       ADVENTURERS (512)
 BILBO 4517                    0   2  0     2       ADVENTURERS (512)
 SKYDRAKE 4532                 0   2  0     2       RAPTOR (508)
 ROMAN BOWEN 4537              0   1  0     1       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 FELIDAE 4536                  0   1  0     1       THE LION'S DEN (479)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
1 4541                  0  1 0 ADVENTURERS 512      MOUNTAIN TROLL        273  NONE
2 4542                  0  1 0 ADVENTURERS 512      MOUNTAIN TROLL        273  NONE
ARCTIC HARE 4485        2  2 0 ARCTIC WASTES 486    BOLING 4317           271   
WHITE WOLF 4309         6  9 3 ARCTIC WASTES 486    ARENAMASTER NHOR      273  NONE
DAKOTA 4462             1  1 0 ASAIRE 510           RHINO 4491            269  NOT REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BUFFALO 4533            0  1 0 DARKSTORM 507        STRIKIN U 4530        272  JUST REVENGED
HARPY 4423              3  4 0 DARKSTORM 507        HARPY 4438            270   
STUPID ORC 4540         0  1 0 DARKSTORM 507        MOUNTAIN TROLL        273  NONE
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  NOT REVENGED
THE OTHER SIDE 4395     3  3 0 DDR SUPERNOVA 502    LINE 4471             270   
BRANDI ALEXANDER 4497   1  2 0 JGW PERISHABLE 1 495 LEND 4480             271  JUST REVENGED
CYBELL TROUPE 4346      4  5 0 JGW PERISHABLE 1 495 HALF 4384             271  REVENGED
STORBOLL 4442           0  2 0 MIKES HEROES 509     BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453  270   
BIND SATAN DRAGO 3238   2  6 0 MIRACLE WORKSHOP 371 VADIS 4535            273   
BEAST HAMMER 3963      13 20 0 MUTANT HAMMERZ 456   PT CRUISER 4311       273   
BISHOP HAMMER 3993     12 16 0 MUTANT HAMMERZ 456   GIMLI 4472            270  REVENGED
BONES 4349              4  5 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT 496 MAGMUS MARTUM 4454    271  JUST REVENGED
OSPREY 4434             2  5 0 RAPTOR 508           YUMALESCA 4289        270   
PIPER 4489              1  1 0 RAPTOR 508           LEOPARD 4466          270  REVENGED
STRIX 4436              5  2 0 RAPTOR 508           PAYNE 4465            270  REVENGED
SPY 4380                5  4 1 SRETSAMLEUD II 500   CHINA SYNDROME 4449   271   
SLAPPY 4521             0  3 0 SUDDEN FURY 487      BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453  273   
VORTEX 4285             7  9 0 SUDDEN FURY 487      PT CRUISER 4311       270   
CHEETAH 4343            8  5 3 THE LION'S DEN 479   BOLI 4316             272   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Reaper -- No AD?!  Nothing to say at all after breaking our Bones?  Well, Ichabod at
least had something to say about it! -- The Phantoms

Optimus -- A nice challenge to bring you back to the pack.  Beware of fights future.
-- Jacob Marley

Payne -- It was perhaps not the most daring challenge, but your team is looking
dangerous.  I'll take that one. -- Prowler

Scum III -- Well, it the name fits.... -- Grateful Dead

Knightbreed and Raynor -- Your unexpected appearance at least gave me a win.  But go
away until we are done with the contest! -- Flying Dutchman

Reaper -- Not even worth a comment?  How sad for my poor broken Bones.  At least
Ichabod has given us something to talk about. -- Phantom Regiment

Optimus Prime -- See, your manager has made you a target by trying to win this
contest.  I needed to bring you guys back down to earth.  That fight accomplished at
least one part of that goal. -- Jacob Marley

Payne -- Really, I know it was a down-challenge, but such things happen in a contest.
I enjoyed the victory. -- Prowler

Raynor -- get out of here!  You are not supposed to be here!  At least I got the win.
-- Flying Dutchman

Yumalesca -- You might get away with this one, as we are not worthy of successfully
feuding, but we will try anyways.  Enjoy the wins and skills. -- Hesperorrisns
P.S.  I must try again... I know you'll like my little behind, but I got a new little
tweak...

Lasombra -- Good try on the feud!  How about a rematch?  I like skills, you like
skills, but most of all, we both like wins. -- Harpy

Rockslide Hammer -- You got some tough skin!  I do great damage! -- Crane

Merry -- I didn't know hobbits exist?!  Or is it Ho-bits? -- Skydrake

Hey, can we get an updated manager list? -- Owlin the Wise

     Sorry, away from my files today.  Remind me next time time though. -- The Saint,
     keeper of lists

Owlin -- Well, can't say I'm at my best, but it's almost over.  Get ready for the
next contest.  Have fun with the new one. -- Liam the Goth

Master Darque -- Buddy Lee and I are still waiting to hear from you.  If you sent an
answer, cool, if not, we'll move ahead with our plans for Turf Wars 6.  See you there
when we get there. -- Liam

Frost Bite -- Ouch! -- Angel Dust

Lynx -- Well, thank you for the bloody nose. -- Lynn Thao

Devastator -- Wow, you can fight like a wild beast on roids!! -- Jaglavox

Zedd -- Well played. -- Who Tooted??

Redline -- Not sure why, but it was a good match.  Hang in there. -- Sir Marius the
Black

Wither Faith -- The only faith I have is in death, and you almost confirmed that! --
China Syndrome

Madd Dwarf -- Sorry, but you had that one coming. -- T'kala

Cheesey -- Yeah, it was, but I forgot to milk the goat so I needed a little flavor.
-- Lorax

Sir Marius -- I miscalled that rhythm... -- Redline, the Unlucky

Brave New World -- I don't know about "brave," but it is quite brutal, y'see? -- Weak
Link

Master Darque -- Most gracious of hosts, and he who hath been graced of the infinite
infernals, I would be most honored to engage in an in-depth statistical analysis of
the Slaughterhouse's Complex (and ultimately bloody) results, to date. -- Michael
Eldritch, the flattered *wry grin* 
P.S.  Hope your vacation was splendid!  See you at the TW!

Liam -- You should have my info now (diplo?) so please keep me posted on the TW.
Force of Will is doing fine, and I might have a ringer to replace my beloved Nyan'ti.
-- Michael

Depe Thought -- I'm class of '94-'95, so I guess I'm feeling younger than usual
tonight. *wry grin*  I'm still a part-time DM/GM/storyteller (depending on the
system), but NO 4th edition for me.  Pathfinder's a pretty darn cool setup, and it's
what I'm focused on now.  Anyhow, great to see you back on the sands, and uh, are the
Adventurers friends of yours? -- Michael Eldritch, mgr. Shatterpoint, and Compulsive
Compiler of Matters Arcane

Darque -- Errors have been noted. *sigh*  Nothing major. -- M.E.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHITE WOLF was butchered by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
1 was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
2 was put to death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena match.
STUPID ORC was dispatched by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
AUNTY ENTITY bested ROS in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
HESPERORNIS was defeated by YUMALESCA in a 3 minute Bloodfeud match.
ICHABOD CRANE devastated MAGMUS MARTUM in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
CLAUDE ELLIS savagely defeated LEND in a exciting 1 minute bloody Bloodfeud struggle.
LASOMBRA slimly lost to HARPY in a 3 minute gruesome Bloodfeud fight.
ARROW won victory over STRIKIN U in a 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
MERCED lost to TUNDRA in a action packed 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
PROWLER won victory over PAYNE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
LYNN THAO defeated LYNX in a popular 2 minute gory expert's Challenge match.
JACOB MARLEY demolished 121 in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
PT CRUISER easily killed BEAST HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BOLING devastated JAGERMEISTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
WRATHCHILD was handily defeated by FROST BITE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
THE AMAZON was unbelievably bested by DEVASTATOR in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
STANDBY was overpowered by YUFFIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
WEAK LINK was defeated by SEBASTIAN HAMMER in a exciting 1 minute Challenge bout.
SIR MARIUS overpowered LORAX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
LINE overpowered TRUCIDO SOMNIUM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
T'KALA devastated VOLTRON in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BRAVE NEW WORLD murdered SLAPPY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
THE TROOPER vanquished 2 GIRLS 1 CUP in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
DC MASTER overpowered GREENRIVRKILLR in a 3 minute uneven Challenge fight.
STORMHEART was savagely defeated by ZEDD in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
CRANE savagely defeated WOLFSBANE HAMMER in a 5 minute beginner's Challenge match.
MINOTAURO won victory over REDLINE in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
RHINO savagely defeated NOT AGAIN in a 4 minute brutal Challenge fray.
SKYDRAKE was outwaited by MADD DWARF in a tiring 9 minute novice's Challenge duel.
HERON was defeated by HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
ROSELYN unbelievably bested GRATEFUL DEAD in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
BOLI demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GLACIER beat MERCY FOR NONE in a popular 2 minute gruesome bout.
SHADOWCAT HAMMER was demolished by PUMA in a popular 1 minute uneven contest.
DESTRO bested HALF in a exciting 1 minute battle.
DARK ARENA MEAT viciously subdued JOHNNIE WALKER in a action packed 2 minute bout.
JEFFERSON DAVIS subdued JAGLAVOX in a 2 minute bloody match.
THE RED was narrowly defeated by WITHER FAITH in a popular 6 minute gory duel.
TIGRIS won victory over RUNNING FREE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal bout.
GIMLI was handily defeated by FLYING DUTCHMAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BOROMIR luckily beat CHINA SYNDROME in a action packed 2 minute gruesome battle.
OPTIMUS PRIME was bested by SPEAKS IN TONGUES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
SMACKY overcame ARAGORN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brutal fight.
RHODE HOUSE was handily defeated by DICE in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
WHO TOOTED?? luckily beat ATRA ASTRUM in a popular 3 minute brutal match.
ANGEL DUST was overpowered by LEOPARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WANT TO KNOW JESUS savagely defeated BALROG in a popular 1 minute bloody fray.
BIND SATAN DRAGON was viciously butchered by VADIS in a exciting 5 minute match.
ROCKSLIDE HAMMER was beaten by ROBERT SMITH in a 3 minute gory novice's battle.
BILBO was beaten by KRISTY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's conflict.
PIPPEN was luckily beaten by SUPER SKUM in a 4 minute brutal novice's struggle.
MERRY was devastated by STRIKATURHED in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CHEESEY was subdued by SKUM III in a unpopular 6 minute amateur's battle.
ROMAN BOWEN was savagely defeated by TWO-TURN TITAN in a 1 minute beginner's bout.
FELIDAE was overpowered by BASHUHARD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  22         TOTAL PARRY       76 -  47 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 22         WALL OF STEEL     80 -  50 -  2      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  18         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  21 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   14         AIMED BLOW        43 -  42 -  2      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  38 -  4      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK   112 - 124 - 14      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  19 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   90 - 117 - 12      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    45 -  76 -  6      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  26 -  2      37  |

Turn 273 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    9 - 13         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     7 - 11         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  6                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    11 - 11                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      7 -  7     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TUNDRA 4280                16   7  1  132 ARCTIC WASTES (486)
SLASHING ATTACK  BOLI 4316                   9   2  2  114 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
AIMED BLOW       MERCED 4341                 9   2  1   95 OLD MAN RIVER (494)
BASHING ATTACK   GLACIER 4279               14   9  1   91 ARCTIC WASTES (486)
PARRY-LUNGE      PUMA 4194                  10   6  0   75 THE LION'S DEN (479)
TOTAL PARRY      DESTRO 4418                 9   2  0   68 NOSTALGIA (506)
WALL OF STEEL    JEFFERSON DAVIS 4348        8   4  0   67 JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
STRIKING ATTACK  FROST BITE 4415             6   5  0   63 ARCTIC WASTES (486)
PARRY-STRIKE     JAGLAVOX 4429               7   3  0   52 THE DAMNED II (493)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HARPY 4438                  7   3  1   44 RAPTOR (508)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TUNDRA 4280.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ARAGORN 4475.  The ten other most popular fighters were VADIS 4535, ZEDD 4479, THE 
RED 4340, TIGRIS 4339, LYNN THAO 4332, GLACIER 4279, DARK ARENA MEAT 4477, CHINA 
SYNDROME 4449, ATRA ASTRUM 4494, and CLAUDE ELLIS 4345.

The least popular fighter this week was MADD DWARF 4500.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SKUM III 4529, NOT AGAIN 4455, WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502, FELIDAE 4536, 
CHEESEY 4522, MERRY 4520, SUPER SKUM 4545, BIND SATAN DRAGON 3238, BALROG 4473, and 
RHODE HOUSE 4425.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TUNDRA (45-4280) ARCTIC WASTES (486)

                                  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.