DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/05/2008    Duedate: 12/02/2008

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-275

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOLI
OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
(45-4316) [11-2-2,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOLI                           STRIKATURHED
OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)          ASAIRE (510)
(45-4316) [11-2-2,136]         (45-4543) [2-1-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AUNTY ENTITY                   LORAX
DARQUE FORCES (428)            SHATTERPOINT (497)
(45-4253) [17-11-1,114]        (45-4359) [4-9-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NOSTALGIA (506)             37
2. OLD MAN RIVER (494)         33      NOSTALGIA (506)
3. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)       31      Unchartered Team
4. ARCTIC WASTES (486)         25
5. SHATTERPOINT (497)          25      ASAIRE (510)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 NOSTALGIA (506)           43  21  2 67.2   1/ 1 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)    12  3 1
 2/ 1 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     47  23  4 67.1   2/ 3*ASAIRE (510)             11  4 0
 3/ 2 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    41  24  2 63.1   3/ 4 DARQUE FORCES (428)      11  4 0
 4/ 4 DARQUE FORCES (428)      310 214 16 59.2   4/ 5 JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)   10  4 1
 5- 5 MIDDLE EARTH (511)        45  34  2 57.0   5/ 6 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)    10  5 2
 6/ 6 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      42  34  6 55.3   6/ 9 NOSTALGIA (506)          10  5 0
 7/ 7 OLD MAN RIVER (494)       35  29  3 54.7   7/ 2 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)   10  5 0
 8/ 9 JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)    35  30  1 53.8   8/15 THE LION'S DEN (479)      7  5 0
 9/13 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     33  29  3 53.2   9/ 7 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       6  5 0
10/12 THE DAMNED II (493)       34  31  1 52.3  10/ 8 OLD MAN RIVER (494)       6  9 1
11/11 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       62  57  6 52.1  11/10 THE DAMNED II (493)       4  2 0
12/14 ERRATA (490)              31  34  8 47.7  12-17 SUDDEN FURY (487)         4  5 0
13/15 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      80  91  3 46.8  13/14 MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    4  6 0
14-16 RAPTOR (508)              25  29  1 46.3  14-18 RAPTOR (508)              4  6 0
15/19 THE LION'S DEN (479)      43  52  5 45.3  15/16 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      4  9 0
16-18 MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        25  31  2 44.6  16/12 PACIS EX NEX (499)        4 10 0
17/17 PACIS EX NEX (499)        28  37  1 43.1  17/13 ERRATA (490)              4 11 1
18/21*ASAIRE (510)              17  24  1 41.5  18-11 MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        3  5 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    16  24  0 40.0  19/19 SHATTERPOINT (497)        3  7 0
20/22 SHATTERPOINT (497)        23  42  2 35.4  20-21 MIDDLE EARTH (511)        2  3 0
21-23 SUDDEN FURY (487)         31  60  2 34.1  21-20 DARKSTORM (507)           2  3 0
22-24 DARKSTORM (507)           17  33  3 34.0  22/25 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      2  8 0
23/25*ADVENTURERS (512)          2  18  0 10.0  23/23*ADVENTURERS (512)         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 604): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 606): PAIN INTICER II of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 600): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 602): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 600): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 598): TIMES of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 299): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 591): CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 297): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 588): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 586): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 577): LUCKY of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 539): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 274): JEFFERSON DAVIS of JGW PERISHABLE 1 (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 255): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 467): HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 454): BEAST XVII of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 430): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 204): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 398): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 376): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 492): DREAM WARRIOR of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (Ichabod
                                Frothingslosh, mgr.)

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

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Fellow subjects, bow down to your master Wall of Steel, ruler of this arena.  Now I
must tell you it was not a good feeling facing a team-mate for the contest, but it
must happen again.  My boss tells me with the contest entering the last turn, and
with two of the top teams knocking at the door that my challenge will be to another
team-mate.  Apparently he feels it's better to let each other hash it out for the top
than to give someone eight points for the throne if they were so lucky to beat me.
My road to this perch has been an interesting one.  A long time ago, over sixteen
years ago I was born, and my manager had me sitting away and learning the skills to
become a warrior within Alastari.  I made my appearance to the land as a rookie and
being robbed in the 10th round of a TV award.  Needless to say it did not make me, or
my manager, happy.  So enough of the history lesson, it's time to go out on the sands
and see if you all can figure out the winner of the contest by yourselves.

Jefferson Davis, Duelmaster of ShadowSpire

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  A stormcloud is brewing over the MAIDEN JAPAN guildhouse.  Rumor says 
any more weeks like this ones 0-0-0 may send the team to the Dark Arena.  Coming up 
with a solid 3-1-0 outing, THE LION'S DEN has advanced 7 places in the rankings.  
DARQUE FORCES is no joke as it posted a 4-1-0 week advancing from 4th place to 3rd 
place.  Hey everybody, watch out for CHINA SYNDROME, who flew up 21 points in the 
rankings after mashing HALF like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling 
like a basher in the top ten was HALF, who dropped 19 points after a disappointing 
(to say the least) bout with CHINA SYNDROME.  BOLI got through to the Duelmaster this 
turn.  No doubt he was more than anxious to kick JEFFERSON DAVIS' tail out of the 
throne!  In front of all the crowds, BOLI took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I 
give the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and 
avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad  KELLUMBO'S KIDS?  Big bad 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  Big bad KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  STORMCROWE's afraid of the big bad 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch ERRATA's 
act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from KELLUMBO'S 
KIDS.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, HALF would be president.  
Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  Challenging down 24 points was 
PROWLER.  Pretty soon he'll be using two shields and selling 'T.P.:  The only way to 
clean up' pins.  Definition of petty:  PROWLER beat LINE, a mismatch of 24 points.  
In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, STRIKATURHED went after DC MASTER, who 
was higher by 23 points.  Well, when the dust settled, STRIKATURHED overcame DC 
MASTER.  VADIS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS had better have a good reason for challenging down 
8 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought VADIS showed great skill and promise 
when he overcame GREENRIVRKILLR.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, BOLING was 
mashed by MERCED, who let BOLING know that killing members of OLD MAN RIVER is a 
no-no.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very important 
step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOLI 4316                    11   2  2   136       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253            17  11  1   114       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 GLACIER 4279                 16   9  1   104       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 MERCED 4341                  10   3  1    92       OLD MAN RIVER (494)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEFFERSON DAVIS 4348          9   5  0    88       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 JACOB MARLEY 4351             9   4  0    87       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 YUFFIE 4291                  17   6  0    85       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 LYNX 4195                    11   6  0    80       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-LYNN THAO 4332                8   6  0    77       THE DAMNED II (493)
 PT CRUISER 4311               7   6  4    75       ERRATA (490)
-DARK ARENA MEAT 4477         12   4  0    73       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
-JOHNNIE WALKER 4446           8   2  0    73       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961        14  21  0    71       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 DESTRO 4418                  10   3  0    69       NOSTALGIA (506)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPTIMUS PRIME 4417            9   4  1    66       NOSTALGIA (506)
 MERCY FOR NONE 4370           9   4  0    66       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 CLAUDE ELLIS 4345             7   7  0    66       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 ICHABOD CRANE 4352            9   4  2    65       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355         9   6  1    65       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 JAGLAVOX 4429                 8   3  0    65       THE DAMNED II (493)
 PROWLER 4350                  9   4  0    63       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 THE RED 4340                  7   6  0    61       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 BOLING 4317                   9   5  2    59       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 DEVASTATOR 4419              10   3  0    58       NOSTALGIA (506)
 FROST BITE 4415               7   6  0    57       ARCTIC WASTES (486)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGRIS 4339                   6   7  1    57       OLD MAN RIVER (494)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHINA SYNDROME 4449           4   6  1    54       SHATTERPOINT (497)
-HARPY 4438                    8   3  1    50       RAPTOR (508)
 FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469          7   2  0    50       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 YUMALESCA 4289               12  12  1    49       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 PUMA 4194                    10   8  0    48       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397            7   4  0    48       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 T'KALA 4357                   7   6  0    48       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 PAYNE 4465                    5   4  1    48       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 STANDBY 4314                  6   7  1    46       ERRATA (490)
-BOROMIR 4474                 10   6  0    44       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
-JAGERMEISTER 4302             5   9  1    44       SUDDEN FURY (487)
-ARAGORN 4475                 10   6  1    43       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 WITHER FAITH 4371             8   5  0    43       PACIS EX NEX (499)
-WRATHCHILD 4407               6   6  0    42       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-THE TROOPER 4481              4   3  0    42       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-HESPERORNIS 4437              5   6  0    41       RAPTOR (508)
 SPEAKS IN TONGUES 3239        5   5  0    40       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 WANT TO KNOW JESUS 3241       4   6  0    40       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
-GIMLI 4472                    8   8  1    37       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
-SIR MARIUS 4334               5   7  0    37       THE DAMNED II (493)
 VADIS 4535                    4   0  1    37       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
-SMACKY 4301                   9   5  0    36       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 HALF 4384                     8   8  2    34       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 121 4312                      5   8  1    34       ERRATA (490)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEOPARD 4466                  4   5  1    33       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 DICE 4381                     7   6  0    31       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 LINE 4471                     5   4  1    31       ERRATA (490)
 TRUCIDO SOMNIUM 4403          6   7  0    30       PACIS EX NEX (499)
-LASOMBRA 4422                 4   6  1    30       DARKSTORM (507)
 VOLTRON 4452                  7   4  0    29       NOSTALGIA (506)
 RHINO 4491                    4   3  1    29       ERRATA (490)
 STORMHEART 4495               5   2  0    28       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
-WHO TOOTED?? 4492             4   1  0    28       THE DAMNED II (493)
 STRIKATURHED 4543             2   1  0    28       ASAIRE (510)
-ANGEL DUST 4331               6   7  1    26       THE DAMNED II (493)
 SKUM III 4529                 4   0  0    26       ASAIRE (510)
 ATRA ASTRUM 4494              2   5  0    24       PACIS EX NEX (499)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUNNING FREE 4406             6   5  0    23       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-BALROG 4473                   4   7  0    23       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 MAGMUS MARTUM 4454            3   6  1    23       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 NOT AGAIN 4455                6   4  0    22       NOSTALGIA (506)
-ZEDD 4479                     3   5  0    22       SUDDEN FURY (487)
-RIME-ANCIENT MARINER 4496     3   1  0    22       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-ARROW 4421                    4   6  1    21       DARKSTORM (507)
 LORAX 4359                    4   9  0    21       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 SUPER SKUM 4545               3   0  0    21       ASAIRE (510)
 HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD 3237        5   5  0    20       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 DC MASTER 4523                3   1  0    20       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
-CRANE 4512                    2   2  0    20       RAPTOR (508)
 TWO-TURN TITAN 4546           3   0  0    19       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 STRIKIN U 4530                2   2  1    19       ASAIRE (510)
-BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453          3   6  2    17       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-RHODE HOUSE 4425              3   7  1    17       DARKSTORM (507)
 ROSELYN 4498                  5   1  0    16       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 MINOTAURO 4505                3   1  0    16       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 GREENRIVRKILLR 4501           2   4  0    16       OLD MAN RIVER (494)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEAK LINK 4458                3   6  0    15       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 KRISTY 4539                   2   1  1    15       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 FELIDAE 4536                  2   1  0    15       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 THE RHINE 4554                1   0  1    14       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 ROMAN BOWEN 4537              2   1  0    13       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 REDLINE 4444                  1  10  0    13       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 FRODO 4550                    1   1  0    12       ADVENTURERS (512)
 ROBERT SMITH 4538             2   1  1    11       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
-MADD DWARF 4500               3   1  0    10       DARKSTORM (507)
-CHEESEY 4522                  2   2  0    10       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 GRATEFUL DEAD 4525            1   3  0    10       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 ROCKSLIDE HAMMER 4515         2   3  0     9       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 MERRY 4520                    1   3  0     8       ADVENTURERS (512)
 BASHUHARD 4544                2   1  0     7       ASAIRE (510)
 WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502         0   6  0     6       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-HERON 4513                    0   4  0     4       RAPTOR (508)
 BILBO 4517                    0   4  0     4       ADVENTURERS (512)
-SKYDRAKE 4532                 0   3  0     3       RAPTOR (508)
 SAME 4549                     0   2  0     2       ADVENTURERS (512)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      THE RHINE 4554        275  NONE
PIPPEN 4519             0  4 0 ADVENTURERS 512      KRISTY 4539           275   
ARCTIC HARE 4485        2  2 0 ARCTIC WASTES 486    BOLING 4317           271  NOT REVENGED
MUCK 4552               0  1 0 ARCTIC WASTES 486    ARENAMASTER NHOR      275  NONE
BUFFALO 4533            0  1 0 DARKSTORM 507        STRIKIN U 4530        272  REVENGED
BRANDI ALEXANDER 4497   1  2 0 JGW PERISHABLE 1 495 LEND 4480             271  REVENGED
CYBELL TROUPE 4346      4  5 0 JGW PERISHABLE 1 495 HALF 4384             271  REVENGED
BOB 4553                0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 503  ROBERT SMITH 4538     275   
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   
THE AMAZON 4445         6  3 0 OLD MAN RIVER 494    BOLING 4317           274  JUST REVENGED
BONES 4349              4  5 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT 496 MAGMUS MARTUM 4454    271  JUST REVENGED
SPY 4380                5  4 1 SRETSAMLEUD II 500   CHINA SYNDROME 4449   271  NOT REVENGED
SLAPPY 4521             0  3 0 SUDDEN FURY 487      BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453  273   
CHEETAH 4343            8  5 3 THE LION'S DEN 479   BOLI 4316             272   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Magmus Martum and Pacis Ex nex -- Peace through Death?  What about the ability of
poor broken Bones to achieve peace?  You don't fight for a bloodfeud?!  And to think
we thought your silence on the matter was a point of contention! -- Ichabod and the
Phantoms

Stik -- One turn left partner!  Lets show this arena what the High Plains Duelers can
do! -- Nomad and the Phantoms

Puma -- You cats have given us a lot of trouble, but that one was mine! -- Jacob
Marley

Atra Astrum -- Hey, if your teammates won't fight, we have to go after those we can
find! -- Grateful Dead

Shadowcat Hammer -- Even with your significant experience edge, I almost pulled that
one out.  I look forward to a rematch. -- Prowler

A Fratsfa Slave!  Who wants to fight a slave!  Give me someone worth fighting and
worth contest points! -- Flying Dutchman

All -- Wow, tight race going into the final turn!  It's been great crossing blades
with you all, win or lose!  Salute! -- Stik and Old Man River, High Plains Duelers

Darque -- Great job MCing the contest!  Some good spotlights from everyone, too!  The
mishaps were few, and the fun (and the blood) overfloweth! -- Stik
P.S.  I hope my striker Amazon being accidentally left out a few turns back doesn't
hurt my Iron Manager status, it was unintentional, the strat was sent but not
inputted apparently.

Tripwire --That's a hell of a run at the right time.  Nice job on the challenge/kill
of Amazon, she was a decent striker that performed a bit over her head.  I hope to
repay the favor and plant your plunger this final turn! -- Stik

Hammer -- Many thanks again for putting up the rollups mid-contest and trying to keep
things lively, bad luck for you with your partner.  Blades up! -- Stik

Duelmaster Davis -- Congrats on the throne! -- Old Man River

Auntie Entity -- Ouch, and the skills TOO?!??  Bah!! -- Merced

Claude Ellis -- That should've been mine.  Shouldawouldacoulda.... -- The Red

Line -- Make a bee line to the infirmary, I may be that popular but I'm not that
easy! -- Tigris

Nomad -- Well, my friend, this is it.  Just wanted to let you know it was an honor
standing side by side with bloodied blades with you!  Here's to victory!! -- Stik

All -- My apologies on missing the second-to-last Slauterhouse turn.  I am trying to
handle multiple projects, lost track of the week!  Still, I'm here for the close-out.
I will be departing Stormcrowe for the foreseeable future.  I wil remain active in
Morya, Scomss Swamp, and Telorinthe for now, but good luck to those remaining.  Great
job Master Darque, but now it's all about the TW.  See ya there. *wry grin* --
Michael Eldritch
P.S.  I'm trying to get a final score check together for you Dargue, but I've got
tales spinning, warriors dying, and dozens of other matters stewing. *whew*  Here's
hoping.  Either way, my thanks for the hosting, here and elsewhere.

The Scribe -- I've got a pretty good sized story arc I'd like to work in somewhere.
i KNOW it's too big to place all at once, but it's partitioned into bite-sized
chunks.  Would you like it all at once, or broken down? -- Michael Eldritch
P.S.  I'd LIKE to post it in 47, but 28 or 83 would work in a pince, since I'm sure
the TW arena will be packed.  Either way, let me know.

8 October 2008
Hail Alastarians!
     Allow me to introduce myself.  I am Vanek, manager of the Warmasters in the No-
Tourney arena of Shadowspire.  I come to you with a public service announcement.
Some of you may already be aware of Shadowspire and some of you may not realize what
exactly you're missing.  This isn't your average arena.  This is Shadowspire, a large
and very active arena where role-playing is encouraged; many managers are active both
the personal ads and the D2 forums online, and excitement reigns with many grudge
matches from turn to turn.
     If you haven't checked arena 81 out, I urge you to do so.  After returning to
the game almost 2 years ago, after a 15+ year hiatus, I was looking to try and
recapture the magic of the game I remembered from my youth.  After finding my first
two arenas lacking, I almost quit the game again.  That was until I found the newly
opening Shadowspire.  It was here that I found the magic and excitement that I
remembered.  I truly love this arena and am sure you will too if given a chance.
Rookie or experienced veteran, it matters not.  Both have come together here to
successfully make an arena with plenty of competition to challenge the vets, yet with
the no tourney format, friendly enough for the novices to get their feet wet and
learn (or relearn) the game.  When I say that even novices can find success here, I
speak from personal experience.  I still consider myself a "newbie" to the game but
have found plenty of success with my first two Duelmaster titles and two ADM
graduates to date.
     I encourage you all to check out the D2 forums at www.reality.com/duel2/ and
look over both the Shadowspire newsletter and DM-81 forum section at the bottom of
the page.  The forum banter and personal ads help to clearly show that the "old
school" feel for the game is still alive and well here in Shadowspire.
     Also, if you're a former Shadowspire manager who is currently away, I encourage
you to return and help continue to make this one of the most entertaining arenas in
the game today!
     I hope to see many new faces in the near future and am excited to see the return
of some of the old faces whom have been away!
     Sincerely,
          Vanek

8 October 2008
After 17 long years they are finally cutting the Cowboy loose.  Red & stinging, my
hand is now sufficiently slapped.  The state of Texas' boot print is stamped across
my ***... Uncle Damnit!  I am only 34 (think about it...) so plenty of time to
reinvent myself...prospects are great.  After wading through the culture shock I hope
to be amongst you soon, dishing out paper "w"itch slaps and taking my share of them
from you.  See you @ the Winter face '09?  Only time will tell.  Good luck. --
CFH/Rat Salad, 5 Below Zero and an assortment of other underachieving thugs.
P.S.  Contact info coming soon for those who want it; email and all that other fun
sh...stuff.  *grin*  Sorry Ed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MUCK was butchered by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MERCED devastated BOLING in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
ICHABOD CRANE demolished MAGMUS MARTUM in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
BOLI devastated JEFFERSON DAVIS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge Title contest.
PROWLER overpowered LINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
T'KALA devastated 121 in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
JAGLAVOX devastated WITHER FAITH in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
STANDBY was overpowered by SEBASTIAN HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
STORMHEART won victory over HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
VADIS vanquished GREENRIVRKILLR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CHINA SYNDROME vanquished HALF in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GRATEFUL DEAD was overpowered by ATRA ASTRUM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
REDLINE was overpowered by DICE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BASHUHARD was devastated by RHINO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
STRIKATURHED subdued DC MASTER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge match.
KRISTY executed PIPPEN in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge conflict.
AUNTY ENTITY won victory over JACOB MARLEY in a action packed 1 minute master's bout.
GLACIER overpowered PT CRUISER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
YUFFIE devastated TIGRIS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MERCY FOR NONE was subdued by LYNX in a exciting 3 minute brutal bout.
SHADOWCAT HAMMER was luckily beaten by DESTRO in a unpopular 15 minute conflict.
PUMA was devastated by OPTIMUS PRIME in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
YUMALESCA was beaten by THE RED in a 2 minute expert's fray.
FLYING DUTCHMAN was handily defeated by CLAUDE ELLIS in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
WANT TO KNOW JESUS was subdued by 2 GIRLS 1 CUP in a popular 2 minute fight.
SPEAKS IN TONGUES slimly lost to DEVASTATOR in a 2 minute gory match.
PAYNE vanquished STRIKIN U in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FROST BITE subdued TRUCIDO SOMNIUM in a 2 minute brutal melee.
VOLTRON unbelievably bested LORAX in a popular 5 minute gruesome fray.
WEAK LINK was overpowered by LEOPARD in a 1 minute uneven competition.
ROSELYN outlasted ROCKSLIDE HAMMER in a slow 16 minute fight.
WOLFSBANE HAMMER was vanquished by TWO-TURN TITAN in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
MINOTAURO was luckily beaten by SUPER SKUM in a popular 3 minute gory match.
NOT AGAIN luckily beat MERRY in a popular 3 minute gruesome bout.
SKUM III subdued FRODO in a 3 minute contest.
BILBO lost to FELIDAE in a 1 minute amateur's fight.
ROMAN BOWEN subdued SAME in a 1 minute brutal amateur's match.
ROBERT SMITH put to death BOB in a 2 minute novice's fight.
THE RHINE murdered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         TOTAL PARRY       76 -  46 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         WALL OF STEEL     71 -  59 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  19 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        38 -  36 -  2      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         SLASHING ATTACK   33 -  35 -  2      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   91 - 106 - 11      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK   104 - 124 - 10      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    52 -  74 -  6      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  26 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  17 -  0      37  |

Turn 275 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 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  8         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     6 - 10         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  6         1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BOLI 4316                  11   2  2  136 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
BASHING ATTACK   GLACIER 4279               16   9  1  104 ARCTIC WASTES (486)
AIMED BLOW       MERCED 4341                10   3  1   92 OLD MAN RIVER (494)
WALL OF STEEL    JEFFERSON DAVIS 4348        9   5  0   88 JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
LUNGING ATTACK   JACOB MARLEY 4351           9   4  0   87 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
PARRY-LUNGE      LYNX 4195                  11   6  0   80 THE LION'S DEN (479)
TOTAL PARRY      DESTRO 4418                10   3  0   69 NOSTALGIA (506)
PARRY-STRIKE     JAGLAVOX 4429               8   3  0   65 THE DAMNED II (493)
STRIKING ATTACK  FROST BITE 4415             7   6  0   57 ARCTIC WASTES (486)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AUNTY ENTITY 4253.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LORAX 4359.  The ten other most popular fighters were LYNX 4195, 
STRIKATURHED 4543, MERRY 4520, AUNTY ENTITY 4253, MINOTAURO 4505, WANT TO KNOW JESUS 
3241, BOLI 4316, FROST BITE 4415, FRODO 4550, and JAGLAVOX 4429.

The least popular fighter this week was ROSELYN 4498.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROCKSLIDE HAMMER 4515, DESTRO 4418, SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961, STORMHEART 
4495, BILBO 4517, SKUM III 4529, WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502, WEAK LINK 4458, STRIKIN U 
4530, and FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469.