DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/26/2006    Duedate: 01/22/2007

DOUBLE-X ARENA

DM-47    TURN-245

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DON KING
ROYAL FLUSH (48)
(47-5374) [14-12-1,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DON KING                       LURKING FEAR
ROYAL FLUSH (48)               ABYSMAL RITES (215)
(47-5374) [14-12-1,129]        (47-1755) [4-2-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEVOUT CHRISTIAN               SPECTRE
NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)     GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
(47-5321) [17-15-4,80]         (47-5654) [8-3-1,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHEERS (659)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREADBLADE (664)            55
2. HEART BREAKERS (658)        54      OLD HABITS (566)
3. SECOND BANANAS (573)        47      Unchartered Team
4. DOOMWOLVES (662)            45
5. ABYSMAL RITES (215)         42      CHEERS (659)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*CHEERS (659)               8   2  1 80.0   1/13*CHEERS (659)              8  2 1
 2/ 0*DREADBLADE (664)           4   1  1 80.0   2/14 THE OPERA (613)           8  2 0
 3/ 0*HEART BREAKERS (658)       4   1  1 80.0   3/15*OBSCURE LEGENDS (654)     7  3 0
 4/ 0*DOOMWOLVES (662)           4   1  0 80.0   4/ 6 LAND OF OZ (217)          7  5 0
 5/ 2*OBSCURE LEGENDS (654)      7   3  0 70.0   5/ 2 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          7  8 1
 6/ 4 OLD HABITS (566)          65  35  6 65.0   6/ 7 BAAL'S MINIONS (626)      7  8 0
 7/ 5 THE OPERA (613)           44  26  2 62.9   7- 3 SALEM'S LOT (605)         6  4 1
 8- 7 LOST SOULS (618)          45  29  7 60.8   8/26 X-MEN II (660)            6  4 0
 9/ 8 LAND OF OZ (217)         498 321 14 60.8   9/ 1 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   6  5 0
10/ 6 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   289 187 24 60.7  10/10 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   6  6 1
11/10 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   38  27  4 58.5  11/18 NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  6  7 0
12/11 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     43  31  3 58.1  12/21 GAELIC STORM (647)        6  8 1
13/12 SECOND BANANAS (573)      89  68 10 56.7  13/ 8 DRAKE'S COMICS (463)      5  3 0
14-13*SMOKED OUT!!! (637)       17  13  4 56.7  14-11*WOMEN OF WAR (650)        5  5 1
15/14 DRAKE'S COMICS (463)     145 115  4 55.8  15/12*STRANGE BREW (661)        5  5 1
16/15 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         633 514 33 55.2  16/20*TIMELY HEROES (656)       5  5 0
17/16 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   65  56  6 53.7  17/ 4 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)      5 10 0
18/17 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     359 325 33 52.5  18/ 0*HEART BREAKERS (658)      4  1 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18 SALEM'S LOT (605)         49  45  5 52.1  19/ 0*DREADBLADE (664)          4  1 1
20/19 NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  73  69  6 51.4  20/ 0*DOOMWOLVES (662)          4  1 0
21/20 DARQUE FORCES (396)      114 113  9 50.2  21- 9 THE SERPENTS (629)        4  6 2
22-21 DARK PINNACLE (598)       54  54  5 50.0  22/28 DESOLATE ONES (524)       4  6 0
23/ 1*STRANGE BREW (661)         5   5  1 50.0  23/17 WARHAMMERS (75)           4  8 0
24-22*WOMEN OF WAR (650)         5   5  1 50.0  24/31 RAT SALAD (577)           4 10 0
25/ 9*TIMELY HEROES (656)        5   5  0 50.0  25/22 BLACK STORM (171)         4 11 0
26-23 RONIN (651)              194 198 17 49.5  26/23*ABYSMAL RITES (215)       4 11 0
27/24 RAT SALAD (577)           26  30  0 46.4  27-19 DARK PINNACLE (598)       3  1 0
28/33 X-MEN II (660)            22  26  2 45.8  28- 5*SMOKED OUT!!! (637)       3  2 0
29/25 BLACK STORM (171)        107 127  9 45.7  29/30*INFERNAL CABARET (648)    3 11 0
30/27 INDIFFERENCE (611)        76  92  5 45.2  30-24 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     2  0 0
31/28 BAAL'S MINIONS (626)      37  45  1 45.1  31/32 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     2  1 0
32/26 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     26  32  0 44.8  32-16 LOST SOULS (618)          2  3 0
33/29 DESOLATE ONES (524)       80  99 12 44.7  33/36 SECOND BANANAS (573)      2  4 0
34-30 THE SERPENTS (629)        29  36  3 44.6  34/29*IRON LEGION (652)         2  5 0
35/31 WARHAMMERS (75)          234 296 13 44.2  35/27 DARQUE FORCES (396)       1  0 0
36/34 GAELIC STORM (647)        49  69  3 41.5  36/40 INDIFFERENCE (611)        1  2 0
37-36 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     63  96  3 39.6  37/35 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)    1  4 0
38-37*EMPIRE RISING (633)        4   7  1 36.4  38/38*DRANG'S TEAM (649)        0  7 0
39/38*ABYSMAL RITES (215)       11  20  1 35.5  39/ 0*B.L.A.C.K. (657)          0  5 0
40/35*IRON LEGION (652)          2   5  0 28.6  40/34 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     0  4 0
41/39*INFERNAL CABARET (648)     3  11  0 21.4  41/33 OLD HABITS (566)          0  2 0
42/41*DRANG'S TEAM (649)         0   7  0  0.0  42-39*JGW PERISHABLE (653)      0  2 0
43/ 0*B.L.A.C.K. (657)           0   5  0  0.0  43-41*EMPIRE RISING (633)       0  1 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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                                 Turf War V Updates

     Well folks, looks like there's gonna be a major blowout in Double X Arena come
the turn after the F2F.  As per the last TW, I'm beginning to update early so that
everyone is kept abreast of what's been happening.  So, here's what I've got so far:

                                                                         V    C  RU
Return of the SCOMMS:  Oz, Cpt.
Oz, Land of Oz                                                           y    y   y
Mannequin, Second Bananas                                                y    y   n
Crip, Royal Flush                                                        y    y   n
Snuln, Things I Drool In                                                 y    y   y
Slugbait, Mystic Orc Feast                                               y    n   n
Soultaker, Old Habits                                                    y    n   n

Rookie Confederation, Master Beru, Cpt.
Master Beru, Timely Heroes                                               y    y   n
Wretch, Strange Brew                                                     y    y   n
Reaper, Abysmal Rites                                                    y    n   n

Iron Council, Tripwire, Cpt.
Tripwire, Of Wolf and Man                                                y    y   n
Hollowshade                                                              y    y   y

Swamp Syndicate, Baphomet, Cpt.
Baphomet, Knights Templar                                                y    y   y
Hammer, All Swamp Hammerz                                                y    y   y
Managerr, (?)                                                            y    y   n
Assurnasirbanipal, (?)                                                   y    n   n
JGW, JGW Perishable                                                      y    y   n
CFH, Rat Salad                                                           y    n   n
Abraxis, (?)                                                             y    n   n

Desolate Empire, Kon, Cpt.
Kon, Empire Rising                                                       y    y   n
Blackstorm, Black Storm(?)                                               y    n   n
Heathen, (?)                                                             y    n   n
Dok Sik, Dok Sik Killas                                                  y    n    n
Goat, (?)                                                                y    n    n
Wasby (?)                                                                y    n    n

     Seraphim...I thought I saw you claim for someone, but can't find the
announcement.  If you'd be so kind as to restate who you're fighting with...I'll post
it ASAP!
     So, there it is.  I'll be keeping an eye out for further news.

Baphomet, Host of TW5

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Illis, Osksi Empire.  Five years ago...

     The illusionist could smell another week's wages had been wasted on ale as he
sat in the well-lit common room.  The barkeep had given the last call an hour
earlier.  The inebriated patrons took their joys and sorrows to another tavern or
into the alleyways of Illis.  The final customer had stumbled his way through the
door.  Phantasm was not sure the gentleman would make it home this night.  The
streets could be unforgiving in this section of the city
     The Two-tailed Wyvern was a popular night spot on the eastern fringe of Illis.
Popular if you wished to drown your troubles and had little money.  The ale was awful
and the company was worse, but the tavern kept a constant flow of patrons.  Phantasm
was certain he never saw the same patron twice, leading him to believe this was a
final stop for many.  They were either leaving Illis via the ships at dock or they
were leaving Alastari via the ruffians on the docks.
     No Illisian with a sense of purpose or ambition would be found near the eastern
docks and certainly not in this tavern.  No one with any sense of decency would be
found in this tavern, Phantasm finally admitted to himself.  It was not the
illusionist's first choice for a drink, but it served its purpose when it came time
for business.  The barkeep nodded to Phantasm as he locked the front door.  He would
normally extinguish all of the candles in the common room, but a wave of the wizard's
hand completed the task.  The barkeep would go upstairs and off to bed.  What
business the wizard had was none of his concern.  Old Tibs had learned one important
lesson in his many years as a tavern master and that was to never involve yourself in
wizardly affairs.  He was not fond of Phantasm using his establishment for secret
meetings, but the pay was good and it had not caused him any trouble thus far.  The
day will come he thought.  The day will come.
     Phantasm remained at his table with a solitary candle lit.  He sat and he
waited.  His job consisted of such trials.  It gave him time to reflect upon events
and plan his next steps.  The job of a Spymaster was never complete.  As he waited
for his operatives, the illusionist reviewed the information he had upon his two
marks.
     The first was a black market merchant from North Fork.  An Aruaki Werecat from
all reports, though his features do not exactly fit the racial profile.  An elusive
man, from the reports Phantasm had gathered, with a rather cloudy past.  Phantasm had
heard rumors about the man, though they seemed more like the fancy of a bard than
actual events.  Still, the illusionist was intrigued.  His job as a spymaster was to
filter through the tons of false information and glean the occasional fact.  If only
a quarter of the stories he heard concerning the man simply known as Kat were true,
Phantasm would find himself in a rare place...awe.
     The second mark was a barbarian from the inhospitable north lands.  Barbarians
are a rough mark to track in the best conditions; however, this one was proving
particularly trying.  From all reports, he has been exiled from his people.  It was a
minor inconvenience for the Spymaster, after all, it was his job to find people.  His
operatives finally tracked the barbarian to the Andorian city of Arkers.  Why a
barbarian would choose Andorian lands was beyond the wizard.  Perhaps he would ask
this Maximillian if they ever met.
     A stirring in the kitchen told Phantasm his operatives had arrived.  They would
shed more light upon his two marks.  In doing so, he hoped to find out why a secret,
yet powerful Alastarian organization had taken a sudden interest in the two men.

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                              NORTH FORK NEWS
                                  Second Cycle 245
                               by Hammer the WordSmith

"I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me." -- Psalms 13:6
Amplified

     High atop a not so grassy knoll SomeWhere BeYond the Realm of ElseWhere and
ElseWhen sat a veteran manager offering up Praise and Adoration on a Far Distant
Christmas Day Night.
     Hammer had much to be thankful for and the winds of change had blown strangely
in recent weeks.  Solitude had become a welcome respite in recent days and the
benefits to be derived therein were being mined to the depths of the soul and
furthest reaches of consciousness into the hidden recesses of much valued
unconsciousness.
     On a last second whim Hammer had allowed both SWAMP MESS HAMMER and SWAMP THUG
HAMMER to fight by Torchlight for the Greater Good of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ in the
upcoming Turf War.
     The exchange rate for replacements [plus the third from SWAMP LILY HAMMER
graduating] was hardly the best of offerings ever received into a HAMMERZ
dysfunctional stable, but the intrigue of seeing how they fared in the Rookies
Tourney at the Tempe Facer far outweighed the likelihood of better offerings gleaned
from a successive Torch Fight prior to the Turf War Round the First.
     Hammer had signed the necessary papers and enclosed a payment with the Winged
Dispatch Rider for the Gladiatorial Commission to process the registration for
induction into his ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ stable for SWAMP FOXX HAMMER, SWAMP DAWG HAMMER
and SWAMP MUDD HAMMER to qualify for the Rookies Tourney.
     The veteran manager also gave the nod for SWAMP BURP HAMMER and SWAMP CALL
HAMMER to register for their respective tourney classes even as they prepared for the
next cycle of Sand Battles in the Swamp that had been renamed and renamed.
     Skill learns were vital gifts to bear back to the Turf War 5 contest struggle
and Hammer also acknowledged that his new Swamp Syndicate fellow soldier in Conflict
and Chaos known as JGW was a manager of worth and honor to Proxy his stable
forthwith.
     Hammer turned his attention back to the offering of heartfelt thanks as managers
known and unknown continued to make their trek to the Swamp for Turf War 5....

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Whoa!  Write a DM Column?  I didn't even expect to be here in the first place!
I challenged the great Swamp Lily Hammer, knowing full well that her skills and
expertise were so superior to mine that it would be an easy loss for me, and
subsequently I would be pushed lower in the ranks of the Challenger Champs.  That was
to position me perfectly for the start of TW5.
     All I can say is, foiled again, Hammer, by your significant management, ending
up with my win and the Title.  Shucks.
     So now, I will have to take one for the team, and abdicate.  Therefore, guys,
"have at it".
          BOQ

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  CHEERS now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  
Take a look at CHEERS' act, as they have a 4-1-1 week and gain 12 places in the team 
ranking.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's corny) 
is THE OPERA, who swept up 12 places in the ranks.  Take a look at OBSCURE LEGENDS' 
act, as they have a 3-2-0 week and gain 12 places in the team ranking.  Rising in the 
ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's corny) is X-MEN II, who swept 
up 18 places in the ranks.  What goes up, must come down.  Watch out DOUBLE-X!  THE 
BEAR'S PAW may fall on you as it crushes past the teams below it to fall on the 17th 
spot.  It looks like the guys(?) at GAELIC STORM had a good week as they went 3-1-0 
to put them in 12th place.  I guess steroids help!  Call it luck at the right time or 
bribes in the right hands, but the new team HEART BREAKERS scored a 4-1-1 record this 
week.  Don't these new hotshots make you sick (or, if they fought you, hurt)?  
DOOMWOLVES, on their very first turn, went 4-1-0.  DREADBLADE seems to have it's eye 
on the top team spot, and if they continue having 4-1-1 weeks they may get it!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for BARBARINO, who flew up 19 points in the rankings after 
mashing POLARIS like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher 
in the top ten was BABY, who dropped 13 points after a disappointing (to say the 
least) bout with NILES.  Well, if ya don't shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash 
yer clothes.  BOQ did not fight this week so his title was forfeit.  In front of all 
the crowds, DON KING 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!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid STRANGE BREW, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does DOUBLE-X really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, 
unsling your rasberries, cause TIMELY HEROES beats feet every time STRANGE BREW 
smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this KENSAI you ask, with 32 points and 
a 4-5-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  
Oh well, just saying FRED BEAR will do.  He challenged 25 points down to trash ROISIN 
DUBH.  Here is a definition of happiness:  ROISIN DUBH subdued FRED BEAR to go from 
82 to 101 recognition points.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, DEATH 
KISS went after NIGHTCRAWLER, who was higher by 24 points.  Well, when the dust 
settled, DEATH KISS was subdued by NIGHTCRAWLER.  BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN of THINGS I 
DROOL IN had better have a good reason for challenging down 11 points in a challenge 
which it won.  I thought BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN showed great skill and promise when it 
overcame SIEGE BEST.  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!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in DOUBLE-X have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DON KING 5374                14  12  1   129       ROYAL FLUSH (48)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SISTER MARY SARAH 5137       21   3  0   121       OLD HABITS (566)
-RED DEVIL 5732                8   4  0   113       LOST SOULS (618)
-PROHIBITION 5607             13  12  0   111       INDIFFERENCE (611)
-BOQ 5873                     12   0  0   106       LAND OF OZ (217)
 ROISIN DUBH 6038             12  11  1   101       GAELIC STORM (647)
 LAST CALL 5606               12  10  0   101       INDIFFERENCE (611)
-HUMBUG 5199                  21  16  1    98       LAND OF OZ (217)
 WOZZECK 5644                 10   6  0    97       THE OPERA (613)
-RAZOR 5689                    9   3  2    96       LOST SOULS (618)
-MORWHEN 5686                 11   6  2    95       LOST SOULS (618)
-ORC PLAGUE 5501               8   4  2    94       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-KILLING JOKE 5611            16  10  1    93       INDIFFERENCE (611)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SISTER SLEDGE 5341           11   3  1    93       OLD HABITS (566)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPECTRE 5654                  8   3  1    90       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-OPAI 5735                    10   3  0    89       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 SUCULANT 3589                16  17  1    83       WARHAMMERS (75)
 DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321        17  15  4    80       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 MAGIC WAND 5771              12   5  0    80       LAND OF OZ (217)
 JACK & JILL 5310             16  15  0    79       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 DRAMA QUEEN 5494             14  10  0    79       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 WYRD 5167                    12   7  0    79       DESOLATE ONES (524)
 SWAMP BURP HAMMER 5439       13  13  2    77       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-CUP OF TOE 5433              10   4  1    77       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 RHIANNON 6031                11   9  0    75       GAELIC STORM (647)
 SISTER MERCY 5526             7   6  1    71       OLD HABITS (566)
 DA TING 5129                  5   2  0    69       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
 TEMPUS 4635                  15  16  1    68       WARHAMMERS (75)
-BLOOD RAYNE 5489             14  10  1    68       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 PIZZA PIE PARTY 5659          9   5  2    67       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE BIG MAN 5393          14  13  1    66       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 PRINCE IGOR 5640              8   2  0    66       THE OPERA (613)
 BEXAR 5906                    7   4  0    66       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-KILL*SWITCH 5809              6   2  1    66       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 BLACK THUNDER 3885           14  15  0    65       BLACK STORM (171)
-ZOMBIE ASSASSIN 5552         11   7  1    64       SALEM'S LOT (605)
 NIGHTCRAWLER 6237             7   3  1    63       X-MEN II (660)
 EVICSERATOR 5358             13  14  1    62       BLACK STORM (171)
-CRYPT ANGEL 5553              9   9  1    62       SALEM'S LOT (605)
 BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN 5658    10   4  0    60       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 GREEDY 5223                   8   3  0    58       RAT SALAD (577)
-MY SLEEP 5657                 6   7  0    58       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-DEMONIC HEX 5530             10   4  0    57       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 THE RAMPAGING BULK 5133       8   1  0    57       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ICHORID 5584                 10   9  1    54       SALEM'S LOT (605)
-SAMURAI 6089                  9   3  0    52       RONIN (651)
 SWAMP STORM 5893              8   2  0    52       BLACK STORM (171)
 TEN IS RAQUET 5815            5  11  0    51       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 MEDEE 5642                   12   3  0    49       THE OPERA (613)
-ANKH 6085                     5   3  0    49       RONIN (651)
 NILES 5860                    4   1  0    49       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-SISTER MARY SUEELLEN 5671     8   4  1    47       OLD HABITS (566)
-JUSTICE FOR ALL 5534          6   6  0    47       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
-CHONG 5927                    4   2  0    47       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
 SIEGE BEST 5797               9   8  1    46       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
-BLACKENED 5531                7   7  0    46       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 MADAME BUTTERFLY 5792         5   4  0    45       THE OPERA (613)
-CRYSTAL 5895                  4   1  0    43       DARK PINNACLE (598)
-BLACK LOTUS 6091              8   8  0    42       RONIN (651)
-PYTHON 5903                   6   4  1    41       THE SERPENTS (629)
 LURKING FEAR 1755             4   2  0    41       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-FADE TO BLACK 5695            7   6  0    40       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 BOGBANE 5500                  5   8  1    40       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-RIGORMORTIS 5736              5   3  0    40       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-ROGER L'BEAU 5828             5   5  0    37       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
-AVATAR OF WOE 5850           10   2  0    36       SALEM'S LOT (605)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASP 5843                      6   7  1    33       THE SERPENTS (629)
 SWAMP CALL HAMMER 5985        6   0  1    33       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOMBA 5945                    6   1  1    33       THE SERPENTS (629)
 KING OF BEASTS 5880           5   4  0    33       LAND OF OZ (217)
 STORM 6234                    5   5  0    33       X-MEN II (660)
 KENSAI 5267                   4   5  0    32       RAT SALAD (577)
 DEATH KISS 5751               7   3  1    31       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 BULLPEN ACE 5907              5   5  1    31       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 FANG SKIN 6070                3   0  0    31       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
 FLESH HUNTER 6053             3   0  0    31       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
-MR NICE GUY 5931              3   3  1    30       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
 BABY 5224                     7   5  0    28       RAT SALAD (577)
 WAR CRY HAMM 5436             6   3  0    28       DESOLATE ONES (524)
-CHEECH 5930                   3   3  2    28       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
-LONELY SON 5882               2   2  0    27       EMPIRE RISING (633)
-MY PILLOW 5660                8   2  0    26       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 THE RON 5914                  4   4  0    26       WARHAMMERS (75)
-SGT STANDANKO 5929            3   3  0    26       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
-MIRAGE 5912                   3   1  0    26       DARK PINNACLE (598)
-T.H.C. 5928                   4   2  1    25       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
-BANE 5946                     3   0  0    25       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COBRA 5842                    5   8  0    23       THE SERPENTS (629)
 MISS GULCH 5984               3   3  0    23       LAND OF OZ (217)
 PSYLOCKE 6228                 4   6  1    22       X-MEN II (660)
 FIDELIO 5859                  4   2  0    22       THE OPERA (613)
 CLIFF 6226                    2   0  0    22       CHEERS (659)
-COURT JESTER 5883             1   1  0    22       EMPIRE RISING (633)
 SS GUARD 6018                 2   1  0    21       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 CEREBRO 6229                  2   2  0    21       X-MEN II (660)
 STORMSTRIKE 5916              5   5  0    20       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
 BREMM SPARKFIST 5917          5   5  0    20       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
 MALT 6238                     2   0  1    20       STRANGE BREW (661)
 BARBARINO 5957                1   0  0    19       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-ADDER 5920                    5   3  0    18       THE SERPENTS (629)
 DAVID 6199                    2   0  0    18       TIMELY HEROES (656)
 QUEEN OF TARTS 5980           1   1  0    18       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 GROO 6182                     2   0  0    16       OBSCURE LEGENDS (654)
 RIPPER 6273                   1   0  0    16       DREADBLADE (664)
 SIR KILLALOT 6020             3   2  0    15       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 FRASIER 6224                  2   0  0    15       CHEERS (659)
 OBLIVIATOR 6067               1   2  0    15       BLACK STORM (171)
 CLAUDIA 6220                  1   0  0    15       HEART BREAKERS (658)
 MALICIOUS 6245                1   0  0    15       DOOMWOLVES (662)
 LADY PERI 5599                3   2  0    14       DESOLATE ONES (524)
 BRENDA KILRAVEN 6212          2   0  0    14       GAELIC STORM (647)
-SHOGUN 6082                   2   2  0    14       RONIN (651)
 MILLA 6221                    1   0  1    14       HEART BREAKERS (658)
 DESCENT TO DUNWICH 6209       1   1  0    13       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
 REBECCA 6222                  1   0  0    13       HEART BREAKERS (658)
-FE MALE 5211                  3   1  0    12       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
-HEIR APPARENT 5881            1   1  1    12       EMPIRE RISING (633)
 WOODY 6223                    1   1  1    12       CHEERS (659)
-BOOSTER PYRITE 5964           1   3  0    12       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
 GREEN KNIGHT 6069             0   2  0    12       WARHAMMERS (75)
 POLARIS 6230                  3   2  0    11       X-MEN II (660)
 BEAR AWARE 6004               3   2  0    11       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 NORM 6227                     2   0  0    11       CHEERS (659)
 WOODY 6185                    2   0  0    11       OBSCURE LEGENDS (654)
 JEKKI ZAI 6275                1   0  1    11       DREADBLADE (664)
 CHARLIZE 6219                 1   0  0    11       HEART BREAKERS (658)
 GENERATION 6243               1   0  0    11       DOOMWOLVES (662)
 QUANTUM 6183                  2   0  0    10       OBSCURE LEGENDS (654)
 ALE 6240                      1   1  0    10       STRANGE BREW (661)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLADE 6168                    1   0  0    10       IRON LEGION (652)
-HOTTZ 6078                    1   1  0    10       WOMEN OF WAR (650)
 SLAP MISTRESS 6179            1   1  0    10       DESOLATE ONES (524)
 JOAN OF ARC 6198              1   1  0     9       TIMELY HEROES (656)
 ALGRUM 6276                   1   0  0     9       DREADBLADE (664)
-GALIUS 5865                   1   6  0     9       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 OBLIVION 6244                 1   0  0     9       DOOMWOLVES (662)
-CRESCENT 6167                 1   0  0     9       IRON LEGION (652)
 HELLITH 6195                  1   0  0     9       INFERNAL CABARET (648)
 HELLFYRE 6247                 1   0  0     9       DOOMWOLVES (662)
-SMOKESCREEN 5944              2   2  0     8       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-VYXXEN 6075                   1   1  1     7       WOMEN OF WAR (650)
 IRWIN ROMMEL 6200             1   1  0     7       TIMELY HEROES (656)
-HAMMER 6170                   0   1  0     7       IRON LEGION (652)
 HEMDAL 6057                   1   2  0     6       INFERNAL CABARET (648)
-LORD DESOLATE 5884            0   2  0     6       EMPIRE RISING (633)
 SCIMITAR 6169                 0   2  0     6       IRON LEGION (652)
 CATHA 6059                    1   2  0     5       INFERNAL CABARET (648)
 IN THE GRIP OF ERYX 6260      1   0  0     5       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
 NAPOLEON BONAPARTE 6201       1   1  0     4       TIMELY HEROES (656)
-VANESSA 6077                  1   1  0     4       WOMEN OF WAR (650)
 BADGER 6184                   1   1  0     4       OBSCURE LEGENDS (654)
 CARLA 6225                    1   1  0     4       CHEERS (659)
-ALANARIA 6076                 1   1  0     4       WOMEN OF WAR (650)
-FOXXY 6074                    1   1  0     4       WOMEN OF WAR (650)
 HOPS 6242                     1   1  0     4       STRANGE BREW (661)
 PILSNER 6241                  1   1  0     4       STRANGE BREW (661)
 UFALIN 6272                   1   0  0     4       DREADBLADE (664)
 ROIS ANIN 6068                0   2  0     4       WARHAMMERS (75)
 NIVIENE 6060                  0   3  0     3       INFERNAL CABARET (648)
 BELERUS 6061                  0   3  0     3       INFERNAL CABARET (648)
 GEORGE WASHINGTON 6197        0   2  0     2       TIMELY HEROES (656)
 HAVIK 6066                    0   2  0     2       DRANG'S TEAM (649)
 HIGH TEST 6239                0   2  0     2       STRANGE BREW (661)
 DRANG 6065                    0   2  0     2       DRANG'S TEAM (649)
 BERA 6215                     0   2  0     2       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 FAZT FIZT 6063                0   1  0     1       DRANG'S TEAM (649)
 XXL 6178                      0   1  0     1       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 SALTY DOG 6263                0   1  0     1       GAELIC STORM (647)
 BRIANNA 6206                  0   1  0     1       B.L.A.C.K. (657)
 PESTILENCE 6203               0   1  0     1       B.L.A.C.K. (657)
 MARINESINIRAQ 6193            0   1  0     1       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
-WRETCH 5885                   0   1  0     1       EMPIRE RISING (633)
-MICHELE CLOUGH 5989           0   1  0     1       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 INNERVATE 6246                0   1  0     1       DOOMWOLVES (662)
-ANTOINE L'JOI 5988            0   1  0     1       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 GRAVE ROBBER 6202             0   1  0     1       B.L.A.C.K. (657)
 KIERA 6218                    0   1  0     1       HEART BREAKERS (658)
 BLUNDER WOMAN 6271            0   1  0     1       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
 CHANCE 6205                   0   1  0     1       B.L.A.C.K. (657)
 MEDUSA 6204                   0   1  0     1       B.L.A.C.K. (657)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 1      0  1 0   1                   MILLA 6221            245 NONE    
5WL 6259               0  1 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215     GUILLOTINE GARTH 20   245 NONE    
RHINO CHASER 6258      0  1 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215     PUTRID PATRICK 19     245 NONE    
RED MIRA 1753          1  2 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215     PIZZA PIE PARTY 5659  242         
AQUILLA 1756           3  2 1 ABYSMAL RITES 215     PYTHON 5903           244         
THRESHER OF SOUL 6071  0  1 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215     VYXXEN 6075           243         
RASP BEARY 6177        1  2 0 THE BEAR'S PAW 150    CARDIAC CRAIG 21      245 NONE    
BEAR SKINRUG 5399     12 10 1 THE BEAR'S PAW 150    ROISIN DUBH 6038      243         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STORMBORNE 6002        1  5 0 BLACK STORM 171       WURM KIN 27           245 NONE    
LADY FIRST 5600        1  4 0 DESOLATE ONES 524     WURM KIN 27           245 NONE    
BEIGE SURFER 6021      2  2 0 DRAKE'S COMICS 463    ASP 5843              244         
NICOLE NOIR 6064       0  1 0 DRANG'S TEAM 649      WOODY 6223            245         
EVEL NEWT 6062         0  1 0 DRANG'S TEAM 649      MALT 6238             244         
MOOK 6274              0  1 0 DREADBLADE 664        ARENAMASTER OKEL 23   245 NONE    
IRISH CAR BOMB 6024    8  3 0 GAELIC STORM 647      DON KING 5374         243         
YEAH BABY 6261         0  1 0 INDIFFERENCE 611      MURDEROUS MARK 18     245 NONE    
KARGOTH 6058           0  1 0 INFERNAL CABARET 648  SWAMP CALL HAMME 5985 243         
FAULT 6255             0  1 0 IRON LEGION 652       MR. COFFEE 24         245 NONE    
SCRUB 6256             0  1 0 OBSCURE LEGENDS 654   WURM KIN 27           245 NONE    
DA 6254                0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 603   BAPHOMET 22           245 NONE    
SISTER CHRISTIAN 6008  0  1 0 OLD HABITS 566        JEKKI ZAI 6275        245         
DUMB@$$ 6270           0  1 0 RAT SALAD 577         BAPHOMET 22           245 NONE    
BS 6269                0  1 0 RAT SALAD 577         MR. COFFEE 24         245 NONE    
11918521911 6268       0  1 0 SECOND BANANAS 573    MURDEROUS MARK 18     245 NONE    
1091317101411 6267     0  1 0 SECOND BANANAS 573    THE BARTENDER 26      245 NONE    
DENTIST'S OFFICE 6253  0  1 0 THINGS I DROOL IN 614 PUTRID PATRICK 19     245 NONE    
SNOW SQUALL 4274       1  1 0 WINTER CHILL 476      HEIR APPARENT 5881    241 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Well, well, well...and I thought my warriors stunk.  What do you people do
around here to make this foul smell?  Well I guess it doesn't matter.  Any place this
rank will be a perfect home for my band of slovenly idiots.  I have the distinct
displeasure of managing this menagerie of drunken fools.  Strange Brew is a perfect
name for them, as I don't know what the fetid substance they call their "brew" is.
Whatever it is, it seems to do very strange things to the people that drink it.  I
would suggest that you don't accept anything they try to give you, which shouldn't be
much of a problem as they don't like to share.  Well I guess we are stuck together
for a while.  Well, at least until my guys all manage to drown in their glasses.  
Cheers to all. -- Wretch

North Fork -- I am hereby giving my notice of intent to fight in the Turf War as an
independent manager of the kLk Alliance, Illuminati Confederation of Alliances and
will be representing the team of Rookie Confederation.  My team is, as always, The
Fallen. -- Azrael

Kon -- Any prizes won in the F2F are not eligible for points in the TW5.  Only
tourneys run during the course of the contest will count. -- Baphomet

Hammer -- Thank you.  I've got both time and inclination. -- Baphomet

CFH -- I don't know about a leg-breaker for hire, but I'd welcome you on our team any
time.   Just, act like a killer and go kill something!!! -- Baphomet

All -- After Soultaker/Father for Old Habits declares this round, The Return Of The
SCOMSS becomes official.  Slugbait Crip, Oz, Mannequin, Soultaker, Snuln become The
Fellowship.  We are out to eliminate the X's. -- Oz The All Excited

BOQ -- Congrats on winning the throne, you dummy! -- Oz The All Surprised

Snuln -- What a great, great spotlight!  Kudos, my friend.  My favorite part was
Soultaker acting like Soultaker. -- Oz The All Complimentary

Drake personals?!  Yes! -- Oz The All Surprised

Drake -- I did?  I'm surprised and dumbfounded!  Are you sure?  (Sure enough, looking
it up, Gulch vs Surfer.)  Jeez.  Dunno what happened.  But I apologize. -- Oz The All
Humbled

Zombie Assassin -- Uh, clearly to you I was more of a lamb than a lion.  Aw, shucks.
-- King Of Beasts

Hammer -- Thank you for the compliments, but we are expecting a very exciting, very
close, anyone can win TW5.  May the best team rule the swamp and get rid of those
stupid XX's. -- Oz The all Excited

Baphomet -- We welcome your team The Swamp Syndicate.  Kudos on getting Manager to
fill a slot.  He can husk corn for you.  He was a great help to The Creepster in
TOGS. -- Oz The All Welcoming

Crip -- Welcome back to the public.  The golden tongue will be more selective of
zinger slingings.  (wink) -- Oz The All Welcoming

Kon -- A salute to you and The Desolate Empire.  Looks like a great team. -- Oz The
all Welcoming

Cryptkeeper -- This IS North Fork.  However, the Turf War winners win the right to
temporarily name the arena for 6 months.  The lucky, backstabbing winners of TW4
entitled it a rather silly Double-X Arena.  Prior to that, a true set of champions,
upon winning TW3 entitled it SCOMSS Swamp.  I hope this information helps. -- Oz The
all Helpful

Master Beru and The Rookie Federation -- What a terrific idea!  The Turf War is a
premier event in Alastari  Good luck to you. -- Oz The All Welcoming

Devout Christian -- Thank you for the challenge.  I truly needed an easy win to prep
for the FTF and TW. -- Magic Wand

Swamp Burp Hammer -- I was lucky!  Lucky, lucky, lucky! -- Humbug (feeling no "bah"
today)

The Ron -- Shrug.  And I wanted you to have been one of my little pretties? -- Miss
Gulch

ALL -- Blackstorm announces his participation and confirmation of his participation
in TW5 for the great Desolate Empire.  My Champion will be Swamp Storm. -- Dark
Knight Blackstorm

Dark Knights -- I'll be in touch with all of you soon with the mail.  I am ready. --
DK Blackstorm

All -- I declare the participation of my team Strange Brew for the TW, under the
banner of the Rookie Confederation. -- Wretch, mgr. Strange Brew

Baphomet -- This may be a duplication, but I never got a confirmation back from HAL.
I declare my team Darque Forces for the 3D alliance under the leadership of Kat. --
Master Darque

The team know as 3D is announcing itself for TW V:  Kat (Captain) Drake, Polarius,
Master Darque, Maxmillian, illkidk, and Angus.

Baphomet -- I recognize all the above members for the 3D squad.  Also, IAW the rules
set forth, Kat declares "The Bear's Paw" for the 3D team.

All -- Good Luck in the upcoming...spat. -- Kat

I, Hucklecat, manager of The Last Resort and member of the Iron Council, hereby
declare our intention to fight in the Turf War!

Oz the All Observant -- I assume you're referring to Father O'Malley.  Yes, he is
quite the word-smith, when he puts his brain to it. -- Nuln

Oz the All Welcoming -- You can call me outta here.  With Snuln in charge, it's
curtains for me. -- Sunuv Bloodlust

Black Thunder -- Any relation to Chocolate Lightning? -- Pizza Pie Party

Manager -- Good to see you join the Astro-TurfWars.  Any collusion charges you can
direct to Oz. -- Nuln

Keeper -- This'll be a good arena for you to cut your chops on.  Hope we'll see you
in the TW. -- Nuln

Bexar -- It was a bad day.  Woke up wrong side of the bed.  Put on the wrong armor.
Forgot my weapon.  Must have more beer.... -- My Sleep

Seige Beast -- Baal's minions certainly teach well, He must be proud.  No complaints
here. -- Bob's Comic Collection

Assurnasirbanipal managing Palindromes declares his participation in the Turf War as
a member of the Swamp Syndicate.  Hopefully Baphomet can do his job this time.  After
all, the scorekeeper always wins, right?  See you next turn, I do believe. -- Assur
P.S.  Baphomet, you should have my GC by the time you read this.

All -- Hear ye!  Hear ye!  Joseph G. Wellington and his Perishable squad will be
participating with his comrades in the Swamp Syndicate in the upcoming Turf War #5,
here at North Fork.

...this has been a public service announcement by the Council for Gladiatorial
Combat...

Baphomet -- I'm here and ready for the contest.  This will be my first outing in an
arena that has a four-week turnaround so I don't know if I will have the patience to
do this.  Keep that scimitar handy so you can give some friendly 'advice' when
needed. -- JGW

Hammer -- It will be a pleasure fighting beside you during the Turf War.  If at any
point my assistance is needed past what would be usually be asked for by a manager,
do not hesitate to ask. -- JGW

Manager -- Nice to see you are on board.  I'm sure we'll be a virulent team and will
hopefully take the top of the contest. -- JGW

Swamp Syndicate -- Let's take North Fork back for ourselves! -- JGW

Baphomet -- I am declaring myself for the Turf War.  I will be fighting proudly under
the banner of The Iron Council. -- Jekyll, The Iron Council, Indifference

All -- Be prepared to reap the whirlwind.  By Divine Right, Hail and Kill.  One more
turn to go.  Let's get this thing started. -- Jekyll

I declare Mystic Orc Feast for SCOMSS. -- slugbait

Drake -- I'm glad you remember me!  Of all the managers here, you are probably the
most likely to recognize my obscure legends.  As my will, so mote it be! -- Abraxis

Baphomet -- Thank you for finding me, now the world will suffer my wrath!  As my
will, so mote it be! -- Abraxis

Wasby -- Tick-tock, tick-tock!

CFH -- Let's do this thing!  As my will, so mote it be! -- Abraxis

Attention All -- I hereby announce the formation of a cadre of like-minded
individuals!  We are the HDFA--High Dolla Free Agents.  At this time, there are only
two members, CFH and myself.  For the duration of Turf War V we are under contract to
Baphomet and the Swamp Syndicate.  We declare for this alliance.  Show me the money!
-- Abraxis
P.S.  CFH runs Rat Salad and I run Obscure Legends

I am here and I have beer. -- Otis the Drunk of the Iron Council

Oh sorry, and I run Cheers. -- Otis

Timely Heroes declares their affiliation with the Rookie Confederation and their
intention to be part of the Turf War. -- Master Beru

Rookie Confederation recognizes Abysmal Rites (Reaper), The Fallen (Azrael), Strange
Brew (Wretch), Dreadblade (Vindictus), and Timely Heroes (Master Beru). -- Master
Beru, Rookie Confederation Captain

Havik -- I told you, being small IS an advantage!! -- Napoleon B.

Hemdal -- Did you see that?  Our weapons were locked in a struggle for supremacy!!
That was my moment of glory.  That fight went exactly as I planned. -- George W.

Obliviator -- Sorry, flashbacks....  You understand, right?? -- Irwin R.

Scimitar -- Psst... not to be too confusing, but that was a Short Spear, not a
Scimitar....  I guess your weapons guy kinda messed them up....  Lucky for me,
though. -- David

Blade -- I didn't like your movie and I didn't care for you either! -- Joan of Arc

Baphomet -- I am declaring my team of Dok Sik Killas for the Turf War, we will be
fighting under the Desolate Empire Alliance. -- DK Dok Sik
P.S.  My cert is on its way.  Let me know when you receive it.

Dark Knights -- Let us show these other alliances what we can do by winning the Turf
War. -- DK Dok Sik

All -- Good luck to each alliance in the Turf War. -- DK Dok Sik

All -- We are here to spend all of our calamities to whoever we shall fight on the
sands. -- Hanta/Malaria/Cholora

All -- What a wonderful welcome.  One can only hope that it remains just as
hospitable but one doubts it. -- Wretch, mgr. Strange Brew

Groo -- Damn it man, I am not a punching bag.  Please find something else to beat on
next time. -- High Test

Woody -- Not much to say.  Wasn't much of a fight, maybe next time. -- Hops

Evil Newt -- R.I.P. -- Malt

Drang's Team -- Sorry for your loss.  Random match up random death. -- Wretch, mgr.
Strange Brew

All -- Alone and lost no place to go.  We wave our blades to and fro.  The ground a
pillow beneath our heads.  Our blood a blanket covering our chests.  This is life and
all it brings.  Have no fear, have another drink. -- Credo of Strange Brew

All -- I am letting it be known that I will be fighting alongside the members of the
3D alliance for the Turf War.  My team here will be known as the Doomwolves. -- Angus

Let it be known!  Vindictus, the Master of Blades, has opened a new stable,
Dreadblade, in the arena historically known as North Fork.  Lord Vindictus has agreed
to join forces with MasterBeru and the Rookie Confederation to compete in the famous
Turf War event.

You call this an arena?  I look forward to watching my well-trained slaves break the
bones of your Free Blades rabble. -- Vindictus, Master of Blades, mgr. DREADBLADE

Baphomet -- I declare for the TW with the Iron Council alliance and my team name is
Wolfcats. -- Ultraist

*** Baphomet *** -- The Second Bananas stable declares Jethro to be their Champion.
-- Mannequin, mgr. of Second Bananas

All -- Let it be foretold that the sisters of Saint Mary's have decided to spread the
truth to all the unbelievers in the upcoming war.  They will be joining with true
believers Consortium, Crip, Slugbait, and Mannequin.  As to SNuln, they have decided
to hold back judgement till they are tested. -- Father O'Malley

Oz the All Envious -- Thanks for the warm salute to SWAMP LILY HAMMER!  You can find
her in DM 106 with some other HAMMERZ Graduates! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Swamp
Syndicate Scribe

BOQ -- You [BURP!] sir got some [BURP!] LILY! -- SWAMP BURP HAMMER

Baphomet -- Snail Greeting is in the Mail for You and Yours! -- Hammer/Minister of
War/Swamp Syndicate Scribe

Master Beru -- Welcome to Da Swamp!  Look forward to more of your Spots! -- Hammer/
Minister of War/Swamp Syndicate Scribe

Liam the Goth -- Appreciate the Congrats to SWAMP LILY! Will you be Active here? --
Hammer/Minister of War/Swamp Syndicate Scribe

Kat the Praising Persian -- Thanks for the Kudos Kat to our Graduate SWAMP LILY!  You
will find her in DM 106 and with all the managers migrating there with their
graduates I have reactivated Four Others! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Swamp Syndicate
Scribe

Wretch -- Welcome to Da Swamp! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Swamp Syndicate Scribe

Turf War Tuffies -- Declaring My Champion as SWAMP FOXX HAMMER should she find her
way back to Da Swamp from the Tempe Facer! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Swamp Syndicate
Scribe

Swamp Syndicate Soldiers -- My Honor to Serve with You All in the Turf War as My
Comrades in Conflict and Chaos! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Swamp Syndicate Scribe

All -- This ad is to formally announce the formation of the High Dolla' Free Agent$
or the H.D.F.A.  Membership currently includes Abraxis and myself.  We will align
ourselves with the Swamp Syndicate for the T.W. -- CFH mgr. Rat Salad
P.S.  Silly spot and announcement next time.

Baphomet -- We will fight with the Syndicate. -- CFH mgr. Rat Salad
P.S.  Cert next time.

Kon -- Glad you could make it.  Let us build on the bones of all.  Have not heard

from Heathen in a while?  I know he likes this Turf War and was looking forward to
stomping heads.  May our weapons dull on the skulls of any and all who thought
otherwise. -- DK Goat

TW Host -- It begins, I, Dark Knight Goat, declare for the Desolate Empire Alliance,
Desolate Ones (524) for the Turf War.  We fight with our Capt, Dark Knight Kon. -- DK
Goat

CFH -- Glad to see you back.  The grass is never greener on the wrong side of the
fence.  Good luck. -- DK Goat

Abraxis -- Sooner or later, we all have to build as a team in all things in life.  "A
fool thinks himself all-wise in a sheltered corner; he knows not what to say when
tested by strong men." -- Goat

DK -- Get 'er done. -- DK Goat

30 November 2006
NEED A TURF WAR ALLIANCE??  Master Beru, Wretch, Reaper, and Xoan have come together
to form an Alliance for the TURF WAR in DM47 with no regards for experience in
competitions or even the game.  If you want to enjoy the thrills of the competition,
we have space for up to three more managers.  Contact Master Beru at
d_spinella@msn.com for more information or send a note to Master Beru at DM 29--Army
of Darkness.  If you are interested, we need to move quickly, since the contest
starts in January and there are a few requirements to meet to participate.  May your
blades find the chinks in your enemy's armor. -- Master Beru

6 December 2006
ANNOUNCING THE NO-TOURNAMENT ARENA (81)

As an American I honor my cultural heritage by stealing any good idea.  This idea was
originally proposed by Lord Xiang in November 2005.  RSI will be opening the arena
(81) for teams willing to sign the following pledge:

*  I pledge that I will not send warriors from this arena to a Tournament, nor will I
   use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this arena.
*  I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
   preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
*  I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
*  I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.
*  I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena
1.  No tournament play for warriors in this arena (Dead tournament or otherwise).
2.  One team per manager.
3.  Teams start with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into
    this arena.)
4.  No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena.
5.  Twenty teams required, per RSI.
6.  Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI
    authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the
    warrior is dead).
7.  Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity.

The main purpose of the Player Committee is to maintain fair play in the arena:
*  Warriors that participate in Tournaments will be sent to the Dark Arena until they
   are dead.  This means that the Player Committee has the power to send another
   player's warrior to the Dark Arena
*  Managers that abuse the rules of the Arena may be banned/transferred from the
   Arena.

The player with the most votes for Chairman will fill slot 1 [Chairperson] and that
term expires end of March 2007.
The player with the most votes overall will fill slot 5 and that term expires end of
November 2007.
The player with the second most votes overall will fill slot 4 and that term expires
end of September 2007.
The player with the third most votes overall will fill slot 3 and that term expires
end of November 2007.
The player with the fourth most votes overall will fill slot 2 and that term expires
end of May 2007.

During the month that the chairperson's term expires the Player Committee will select
one of the remaining 4 players to be the next chairperson.  During the month that any
member's term expires the arena will vote for a different player to join the Players'
Committee.

If you want to be a candidate for the player committee:
1.  Post a message in the Duel2 Forum at
    http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Forums
2.  E-Mail Deke at DekeYoung@Comcast.NET
3.  Send a Diplomatic Note to Doc LeGrand's Lab [ARENA 81]

There are 4 steps to joining this arena
1) Send in a new team rollup to RSI with the following pledge taped/stapled to the
rollup sheet, or transfer a ZERO FIGHT EQUIVALENT TEAM to Arena 81 and send RSI the
following form.

No-Tournament Arena (81)
*  I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I
   use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
*  I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
   preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
*  I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
*  I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.
*  I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.

[Sign your name here ..............................................................]

2) [Optional] post a message on the Duel 2 Forums in the Creating a No-Tournament
   Arena thread
   http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2296&sid=
   94ebf69603ccaf5c7dbf1b19da799732
3) [Optional] send an e-mail to DekeYoung@Comcast.NET with your team name
4) [Optional] Send a Diplomatic Note to Doc LeGrand's Lab in Arena 81 with your team
   name and intent to join Arena 81 and abide by the Arena rules.

     RSI will be processing overviews for this arena as soon as you send them into
RSI.
     The first turn will run in January 2007.  This will be a normal speed arena.
     While I am encouraging everyone to use TEAM MAINTENANCE it is not mandatory.
The intent is that players that run turns will run a full team.  One warrior teams
are discouraged and will a topic for the Player Committee to resolve.
     I also encourage players to join the Duel2 Yahoo Group for faster updates and
feedback.  http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/duel/

There are already 29 managers already committed to the project
x    Apex = CAROLINA BLUE -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC
x    Bill (I think this is the same person) = CLUB CUTTHROAT
x    Blackstorm = DARK ENCLAVE -- Cf PC
     Master Darque = DARQUE AGES
x    DeGotti = CULT OF BACCHUS
x    Deke = DOC LEGRAND'S LAB
     Den = BIG LAKE OUTCASTS
x    Drake = DRAKE'S HARDWARE -- Cf PC
     Ghab = ASSASSIN NATION
     Grimm = FURRY FURY
     Hammer = AARDVARK HAMMERZ
     Ikillu = BATTLE GRUNTS
x    Indimar = AS SEEN ON TV II
x    Kat = KATHOUSE
x    Kellumbo = KELLUMBO'S KIDS
x    Le Pentarque = LA PENTARCHIE
x    Master Beru = CHILDHOOD HEROES -- Cf PC
x    Nomad = DRAGONBANE GUILD
     Nuln = RED IRON KNIGHTS
x    Pauly = ALE HOUSE MERCS
     Ragnarokwolf = RAGNAROK'S WOLVES
x    Rillon = THE DRAUGS
x    Roadkill = STREET WALKERS
     Seraphim = LEGION OF SOLITUDE
     Silas = GRIFFONRAWL MMA
     SlugBait = ORCS HATE PHYSICS
x    Terminator = WARMASTERS
x    The Consortium = LIFE IMPACTS -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC
     Woody

X  = 17 Team Rollups received by RSI as of 29 November 2006
Cf = Candidate for
PC = Player Committee
PCC = Player Committee Chairperson

     Deke Young will not be part of the inaugural Player Committee, maybe later once
the Arena direction has been developed.
     Any questions can be directed to DekeYoung@Comcast.NET
     I will track Awards in Arena 81, which will be posted on a web site and included
in the following turn's newsletter.

The Honor of Sunset Award:
     The first team to reach 10 Team Kills.  In the case that there is more than one
team that achieves 10 Team Kills on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the team
with the most kills.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Kills, I will prolong
the contest until one team has the most Kills in the Arena (it does not have to be
one of the teams that first reached 10 Team Kills.)

The Race to Victory Award:
     The first team to reach 75 Team Wins.  In the case that there is more than one
team that reaches 75 Team wins on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the team
with the most wins.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Wins, I will prolong the
contest until one team has the most wins in the Arena (it does not have to be one of
the teams that first reached 75 Team Wins.)

The Commitment to Change Award:
     The first team to reach 125 Team Fights.  In the case that there is more than
one team that reaches 125 Team Fights on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the
team with the most fights.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Fights, I will
prolong the contest until one team has the most fights in the Arena (it does not have
to be one of the teams that first reached 125 Team Fights.)  I hope I never give out
this award {figure it out on your own.}

The Team Advancement Award:
     The first team to graduate 5 warriors to ADM.  In the case that there is more
than 1 team that graduates 5 warriors on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the
first team to graduate 6 warriors.  In the case that there is more than 1 team that
graduates 6 warriors on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the first team to
graduate 7 warriors, and so on.

The Iron Throne Award:
     The first team to hold the Duelmaster for 10 turns STARTING ON TURN 11.

The Stylemaster Award.
     The first team to hold the Stylemaster Award in 7 different styles, STARTING ON
TURN 11.  If two teams obtain Stylemaster Awards in 7 styles on the same turn, the
goal will be increased to 8 Styles.

Team Recognition Points:  The total recognition points for all warriors in the arena
The Iron Throne Ledger:  We will track who has been the Duelmaster every turn in
     Arena history.
Iron Throne Counter:  The total number of times a team has been the Duelmaster.
Composite Team Stylemaster awards:  The number of times a team has had any of the 10
     Stylemasters.  Having 2 Stylemasters = 2 points that turn.
Challenge win percentage:  How often your warriors win when they challenge.
Challenge Defender rate:  How often your warriors win when they WERE challenged.
Team Invitations:  Number of warriors graduated to ADM.
Team Graduation Rate:  Total team fights/Graduated Warriors.
Team Kill Percentage:  Total of team Kills/Team Fights
Team Death Percentage:  Total of Team Deaths/Team Fights
Team Revenge Rate: Number of Deaths/BloodFeuds Revenged (Note that the Dark Arena
     will be counted as not-revenged.)  You only get credit for one successful
     BloodFeud per death (though I encourage you to BloodFeud all 4 turns.)
Current Win Streaks:  Warriors that have gone the most turns without losing or
     missing a turn.
Team Yahtzee counter:  Number of times a team has gone 5-0 in a turn.
Team Bagel counter:  Number of times a team has fought without a win.
Team Dark Arena counter:  Number of times each team has used the Dark Arena.
The Most Feared (avoided) Team counter:  Number of turns that team was the most
     avoided team.

     We will create a web page just for Arena 81 category leaders.
     Hope to see you there. -- Deke

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STORMBORNE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
RASP BEARY was slaughtered by CARDIAC CRAIG in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
LADY FIRST was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
5WL was savagely slain by GUILLOTINE GARTH in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
FAULT was butchered by MR. COFFEE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
DUMB@$$ was murdered by BAPHOMET in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
MOOK was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER OKEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BS was butchered by MR. COFFEE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
11918521911 was put to death by MURDEROUS MARK in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SCRUB was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
RHINO CHASER was slaughtered by PUTRID PATRICK in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA was slaughtered by BAPHOMET in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
YEAH BABY was assassinated by MURDEROUS MARK in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
1091317101411 was put to death by THE BARTENDER in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena bout.
DENTIST'S OFFICE was murdered by PUTRID PATRICK in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
CATHA was handily defeated by SWAMP CALL HAMMER in a 1 minute Bloodfeud contest.
FRED BEAR was bested by ROISIN DUBH in a 6 minute master's Challenge bout.
DA TING lost to DRAMA QUEEN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge bout.
PIZZA PIE PARTY was viciously subdued by DEVOUT CHRISTIAN in a 2 minute fray.
SPECTRE viciously subdued JACK & JILL in a crowd pleasing 7 minute Challenge brawl.
BEXAR was overpowered by WOZZECK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
EVICSERATOR was narrowly defeated by SWAMP BURP HAMMER in a 5 minute Challenge match.
BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN viciously subdued SIEGE BEST in a 7 minute gory Challenge bout.
THE RAMPAGING BULK unbelievably bested TEN IS RAQUET in a 7 minute Challenge match.
SWAMP STORM won victory over MADAME BUTTERFLY in a 3 minute Challenge fray.
DEATH KISS was demolished by NIGHTCRAWLER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WAR CRY HAMM was vanquished by GREEDY in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LURKING FEAR overpowered STORMSTRIKE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
BOGBANE beat BULLPEN ACE in a action packed 3 minute Challenge duel.
KENSAI overpowered BREMM SPARKFIST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
QUEEN OF TARTS was outwaited by FIDELIO in a tiresome 23 minute Challenge duel.
HEMDAL was overpowered by STORM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE was overcome by LADY PERI in a 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
IRWIN ROMMEL was subdued by SS GUARD in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
WOODY overpowered BELERUS in a dull 8 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
QUANTUM subdued NIVIENE in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge contest.
ALE was defeated by PSYLOCKE in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
DAVID demolished BADGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
OBLIVIATOR beat BEAR AWARE in a 3 minute brutal novice's Challenge fray.
HAVIK was savagely defeated by BRENDA KILRAVEN in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
JOAN OF ARC savagely defeated BERA in a popular 4 minute beginner's Challenge bout.
GEORGE WASHINGTON was demolished by SLAP MISTRESS in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
DON KING overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
SISTER MERCY lost to SUCULANT in a exciting 2 minute struggle.
LAST CALL handily defeated WYRD in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
MAGIC WAND defeated LITTLE BIG MAN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's brawl.
TEMPUS was overcome by RHIANNON in a 2 minute veteran's conflict.
PRINCE IGOR luckily beat BLACK THUNDER in a monotonous 20 minute fight.
MEDEE luckily beat KING OF BEASTS in a popular 5 minute gory duel.
BABY was handily defeated by NILES in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
FLESH HUNTER outwaited THE RON in a exciting 10 minute match.
FANG SKIN handily defeated GREEN KNIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MISS GULCH demolished PILSNER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GROO handily defeated GRAVE ROBBER in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
SCIMITAR was overpowered by MALT in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ROIS ANIN was demolished by DESCENT TO DUNWICH in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
DRANG was devastated by MALICIOUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SIR KILLALOT bested MEDUSA in a popular 5 minute novice's brawl.
HOPS was vanquished by RIPPER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HIGH TEST was savagely defeated by ALGRUM in a 3 minute amateur's brawl.
WOODY executed NICOLE NOIR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FRASIER narrowly defeated PESTILENCE in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
CARLA was overcome by HELLITH in a 4 minute amateur's bout.
CLIFF overpowered CHANCE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
NORM subdued MARINESINIRAQ in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
CEREBRO overpowered BLUNDER WOMAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
POLARIS was savagely defeated by BARBARINO in a action packed 3 minute brutal melee.
OBLIVION subdued XXL in a 3 minute gory beginner's battle.
HELLFYRE luckily beat FAZT FIZT in a 7 minute novice's contest.
SISTER CHRISTIAN was slaughtered by JEKKI ZAI in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
GENERATION overpowered KIERA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
REBECCA overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MILLA butchered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
INNERVATE was overpowered by CHARLIZE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided conflict.
CLAUDIA won victory over STREET LEGAL in a 1 minute novice's brawl.
BRIANNA was outlasted by UFALIN in a 8 minute beginner's fight.
IN THE GRIP OF ERYX overcame SALTY DOG in a 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 24         WALL OF STEEL     58 -  33 -  3      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     23         AIMED BLOW        42 -  27 -  3      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  23         TOTAL PARRY      102 -  72 -  4      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  17         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  22 -  2      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         STRIKING ATTACK   88 -  94 - 11      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         PARRY-STRIKE      27 -  39 -  0      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         LUNGING ATTACK    71 - 103 - 10      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  53 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         BASHING ATTACK    44 -  99 -  3      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  18 -  0      28  |

Turn 245 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

WALL OF STEEL      6 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK    10 - 13         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY       15 -  8     STRIKING ATTACK   10 - 14         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         6 -  6     BASHING ATTACK     5 - 12         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DON KING 5374              14  12  1  129 ROYAL FLUSH (48)
TOTAL PARRY      ROISIN DUBH 6038           12  11  1  101 GAELIC STORM (647)
SLASHING ATTACK  LAST CALL 5606             12  10  0  101 INDIFFERENCE (611)
LUNGING ATTACK   DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321      17  15  4   80 NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
WALL OF STEEL    MAGIC WAND 5771            12   5  0   80 LAND OF OZ (217)
BASHING ATTACK   WYRD 5167                  12   7  0   79 DESOLATE ONES (524)
PARRY-LUNGE      RHIANNON 6031              11   9  0   75 GAELIC STORM (647)
AIMED BLOW       NIGHTCRAWLER 6237           7   3  1   63 X-MEN II (660)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SPECTRE 5654.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE RON 5914, 
TEN IS RAQUET 5815, KING OF BEASTS 5880, SWAMP BURP HAMMER 5439, DA TING 5129, 
BARBARINO 5957, BULLPEN ACE 5907, LITTLE BIG MAN 5393, JOAN OF ARC 6198, and MADAME 
BUTTERFLY 5792.

The least popular fighter this week was QUEEN OF TARTS 5980.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FIDELIO 5859, PRINCE IGOR 5640, BLACK THUNDER 3885, WOODY 6185, 
UFALIN 6272, HELLFYRE 6247, MEDUSA 6204, SLAP MISTRESS 6179, INNERVATE 6246, and 
KIERA 6218.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

FRED BEAR (47-5348) THE BEAR'S PAW (150)

                            JANUARY FACE-TO-FACE IN TEMPE!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 12-14, 2007.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and several people 
were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to it and that we will see you there!