Date   : 10/07/2008    Duedate: 11/03/2008


DM-52    TURN-249

This Weeks Top Honors


(52-3846) [13-7-0,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLOWER GIRLS (189)             THE ORDER (412)
(52-3846) [13-7-0,84]          (52-4025) [2-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LENA KORIL                     SLOTHFUL
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             BLEAKER LEGION (411)
(52-3495) [16-19-0,69]         (52-4018) [1-0-0,7]


ZERO (403)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLEAKER LEGION (411)        38
2. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          30      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. THE ORDER (412)             16      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)          13
5. ZERO (403)                   1      BLEAKER LEGION (411)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BLEAKER LEGION (411)       4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 ZERO (403)               11  4 0
 2/ 1*THE ORDER (412)            7   3  1 70.0   2/ 3*THE ORDER (412)           7  3 1
 3/ 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       497 295 15 62.8   3/ 6 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        6  4 1
 4- 3 DARQUE AGES (393)         53  38  5 58.2   4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        5  5 0
 5- 4 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       280 263 13 51.6   5/ 0*BLEAKER LEGION (411)      4  1 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        84  89  0 48.6   6- 4 DARQUE AGES (393)         2  0 0
 7/ 7 ZERO (403)                29  36  0 44.6   7- 2 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        2  1 0
 8- 6 THE GENTILES (400)        28  36  5 43.8   8- 7 ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)      1  1 0
 9- 8*PURPLE PEONS (397)        10  15  3 40.0   9- 8*PURPLE PEONS (397)        1  1 0
10- 9 ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)      17  28  2 37.8  10/ 9*FELL SPARTANS (408)       1  8 0
11/10*FELL SPARTANS (408)        1   8  0 11.1  11-10 THE GENTILES (400)        0  5 0
12/ 0*LORDS OF DUSK (413)        0   1  0  0.0  12/ 0*LORDS OF DUSK (413)       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

     Hello all, we are the Lords of Dusk.  I'm sure you are dying to hear about the
warrriors that make up this team, be patient.  You'll learn all you need to know
about us, someof which you'll discover in this ad, but most you'll discover in the
     There are a few things that the Lords of Dusk are confident about.  One, we WILL
make some enemies, but it makes the sport so much butter.  Two, we will make good
allies...consider us family.  Three, we have one goal...Victory!  We know that can't
hapen everytime we leave the arena, but that's always the goal whenever we enter the
     This is the first time this manager is bringing any warrior into the arena,
though it's his first time, this team will show itself worthy to be considered one of
the Greats that all will talk about.
     There is one other thing you need to know about the Lords of Dusk... oh wait,
you'll find that out in the arena.
     Now let's meet the warriors of the Lords of Dusk.  We have Welflourn, he is
kinda brash, but all in all he is a fine warriros and great leader.  There is also
Finlock, he kinda gets under your skin, oh wait... that's his sword.  Ah yes,
Micsello is next.  He is the quiet type and is nice to everyone he come across, but
in the arena, even his friends are conquests.  Brylon is also in the ranks of this
warrior team.  He is fierce with a sword, but that's not what makes him dangerous.
Then we have the lovely Janafin, watch out boys... and you too girls, Janafin is a
warrior trying to prove something.  She is the only female warrior on this team.  The
others are all her older brothers.  She wants to show tem that she has what it takes
to be called a warrior champion among a family of warriors.  She has one problem 
though, her older brothers...her teammates, are very protective of her, think twice
before causing her any real harm.
     Thus you have met the Lords of Dusk...get to know their names...you'll hear
whispers about them from many lips.


+ ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #15 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Lenpro looked around at the misty vistas of the park, at the two weathered
benches, and then at Lady Fern.  "Here?"
     Fern sat on one of the benches and looked up at him.  "Of course, here.  Surely
you didn't expect the wife of Emperor Alonj to come to the Flower Shoppe?  The rumors
that would start--!  No, no, trust me, this is better."
     Lenpro shrugged.  She was probably right, but he didn't feel like admitting it
just then.  He looked around at what he could see of the park.  Lawns, flower beds,
trees and statuary set with equal care.  No people on this chilly morning.  No place
for eavesdroppers and spies to hide.  Okay, it was as safe a place to meet as they
were likely to find.  It was also early, and cold, and damp, and the bench was not
the most comfortable he'd ever sat on.
     Movement caught his eye.  A woman alone--no, not alone.  There was an older
woman with her, and two men, but they kept back a little.  Chaperon and guards.  The
woman was Fratsfan to all appearance, tall, blonde, and regal-looking.  Coming toward
them.  As she neared, he saw that she had slanted eyes, not in the elven fashion that
some Fratsfans did, but after the Adantri style.  And if he needed further
confirmation of her identity, she wore a sword as though she knew what to do with it.
She strode over to the benches, nodded once to Lady Fern, and faced Lenpro, saying
nothing but raising one eyebrow in question.
     Lenpro blinked, wondering how to start the discussion.  He hadn't expected it to
be this hard, and she wasn't being helpful here.  He took a deep breath.  "We need
Emperor Alonj to take over as head of the Andorian League," he said.
     "The king is dead, no heirs, and Alonj is best placed to step into the role."
     "No!  Alonj has no desire to govern more than he does now, and this is work
enough for any man.  Find someone else."
     "I truly believe there isn't anyone else who could do the job," Lady Fern said.
"Only Emperor Alonj has the legitimacy to avoid a civil war."
     The Empress Kitiara sighed and sat on the other bench.  "I know.  We can see the
situation as well as you do, I suppose, and we've talked about this.  And about
personal choices and public duties."
     "Then you can see the need," Lenpro said.  "Without a firm and accepted hand on
the reins, the Andorian League will fall apart."
     Kitiara looked at him for a moment.  "Is this bad?"
     Lenpro stared, shocked at the question.  This woman was from a highly placed
family in the Empire of Lirith Kai, and she could question the value of a unified
government?  "Of course it's bad!  Without the League--"  He groped for words.
     "War between Convincia and the Clanholds?" she suggested.  "Raltuman piractical
raids on Ardiventi shipping?"
     "War between the Delarquans and the Karnhorns, fought across Andorian lands,"
Lenpro countered.  "It's the united strength of the Laague that keeps them from
     "I could argue that," she said, "at least about the Delarquans.  But I suppose
this isn't the time for it."
     Lenpro bit back the argument he'd been about to start and nodded.  Later for
that.  "You said you'd discussed this with Emperor Alonj.  What conclusions did you
come to?  What are you--is he--prepared to do?"
     "For now, probably about what you want him to do," she said, grimacing.  "Take
over central authority in the Andorian lands for the duration of this emergency.  And
yes, we know that 'this emergency' is actually a complicated situation with may
different problems running together.  And immediately organize responsible people to
start considering ways to resolve the individual problems once things are
     "If he remains king of the League, that will solve the--"
     "No, it won't.  A king over the Andorian League is just a bandage over too many
cracks in the structure.  It needs to be FIXED," she said.
     "What cracks?"
     "Divisions and distrust between humans, elves, and Aruaki, for a start.  The
running sore of the Assassins' Guild.  The drain of too many of the best young people
through the arenas into death or the Isle--"
     "That one is beyond our fixing," Lady Fern said.  "As we've discussed before:
once the Gladiatorial Commission enters a country, it does not leave.  Let's focus on
things we CAN change."
     "Andor," Lenpro said.  "That's where we have to start."

* }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 301): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 603): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 603): MINUTE MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 596): SERAPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 592): STAN DAUFF of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 589): SUZETTE CREPPAY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 585): OZZIE CANSECO of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 554): CHUCK ELVIS of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 536): BIG DAVE DIODE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 202): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 488): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 301): SMITHSONIAM (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 603): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 603): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 596): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 592): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 592): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 589): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 585): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 554): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 536): ODDS BODKINS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 202): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 488): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 603): LRB of NO-HALF STEPPING (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
              (turn 602): WESTON of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 588): DRALION of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 536): GODZILLA of THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                 (turn 535): DECEPTIVE DELILA of THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                            PAINFUL PEONY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 201): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Warriors!

I was sure that I had written a letter to my adoring masses for last cycle, but
apparently the golem HAL, to whom I dictated my words, had better things to do than
submit them for your reading pleasure.  Hopefully it will not happen again this

Since I am off to the Isle and to immortality, my manager always likes to reveal the
particulars of his warrior's, me in this case, careers.

I began and finished my dueling as 9-11-6-17-11-9-21.  I got a little lucky with the
Endurance roll, and that has helped me tremendously through my career.  The
Commission tells me that I like the LS, which I have never used due lacking the STR
and SIZE necessary.  They say I like a LO offensive effort couple with a VL activity
level.  I have used both rhythms in the past, just never together with one another.
Probably the most beneficial piece of information and a key to my successful career
has been the fact that Decisiveness skills are my favorites to learn.  It was really
hard to tell since I have four skills tied with the exact number of learns.

Darque tells me that I am only the second AB he has taken to the Isle.  This is odd
to me considering he has been managing for nearly 11 years now.  After I shared my
disbelief, he also told me that he runs very few ABs in his active stables, mainly
because his requirements are a bit lofty for the style and his ABs have a tendency to
get themselves deceased.  Ah well, I made it out, and that is all that really matters
to me.

I am NOT off into retirement.  I will continue my fighting in the Home Guard arena
for awhile.  Master Darque says that he wishes to further assess my fighting ability
before he decides if I should continue or resign myself to farming and training new
crops of warriors for Fratsfa's Darque Ages stable.  I think I'd prefer the farming.

Your Duelmaster,


                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail FRATSFA!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for 
OTTO'S PARTS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 7th.  FLOWER GIRLS stable 
has parlayed this turn's 4-0-1 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them 
up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  On their very first turn, BLEAKER LEGION had a 
4-1-0, and with this kind of luck or skill, should do well.  Welcome to FRATSFA.  And 
let's see, WEAKNESS fought KRULL and gained 16 points and contributed to BLEAKER 
LEGION's 4-1-0.  APPLE has lost to HARSH HAWTHORN, falling 11 points, while helping 
make ZERO a 3-2-0 turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, LEO 
has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And not without some honor, SIZZLING SUNFLOWER now 
claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of FRATSFA.  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Victory Tavern?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the DARQUE AGES 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on FRATSFA, what are you afraid of? 
And guess who avoided DARQUE AGES stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was FLOWER 
GIRLS.  Anyone surprised?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Had I not seen it, it would be hard to believe.  PAINFUL PEONY was 
sent to the Dark Arena and lived to tell about it!  Makes you think, no?  We'd like 
to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you 
are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in FRATSFA and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIZZLING SUNFLOWER 3846      13   7  0    84       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRAIN TUMOUR 3502            19   9  0    90       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-PULLED HAMSTRING 3554        10  14  0    87       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-URBAN 3863                   13   2  0    79       DARQUE AGES (393)
-OUTCAST ORCHID 3870          11   4  1    78       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-ANASTASIUS 3867               7   2  2    67       DARQUE AGES (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LILAC LIVER 3911              4   0  1    60       PURPLE PEONS (397)
 FOUR 3964                     9   3  0    59       ZERO (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ATHLETE'S FOOT 3678          12   8  1    56       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-ABHORRENT ANT 3668            5   6  1    53       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
 HARSH HAWTHORN 3960           8   3  0    49       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 TORTURING TULIP 3974          7   2  1    48       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-TELESPHORUS 3861              6   8  0    43       DARQUE AGES (393)
 TWO 3962                      6   6  0    41       ZERO (403)
 ONE 3961                      5   7  0    37       ZERO (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIGISMUND 3928                7   6  2    34       THE GENTILES (400)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FAT LIP 3791                  4   5  0    31       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-LYCURGUS 3929                 7   6  2    29       THE GENTILES (400)
 APPLE 3973                    5   4  0    29       ZERO (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AESCHYLUS 3952                5   6  0    22       THE GENTILES (400)
-NERO 3945                     5   7  0    22       THE GENTILES (400)
-DULL DANDELION 3731           2   2  0    20       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
-RUNNY NOSE 3877               2   0  0    20       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 LANKUS 4025                   2   0  0    19       THE ORDER (412)
 WEAKNESS 4022                 1   0  0    16       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
-FINE FIEND 3903               1   2  0    15       PURPLE PEONS (397)
-URBAN II 3859                 2   2  0    14       DARQUE AGES (393)
-LOUT 3902                     2   3  0    13       PURPLE PEONS (397)
 KOZAK 4027                    1   1  0    11       THE ORDER (412)
 ANASTRIANNA 4023              2   0  1    10       THE ORDER (412)
 BUMBLE 4054                   1   0  0    10       ZERO (403)
 SLOTHFUL 4018                 1   0  0     7       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 WASTED YOUTH 4019             1   0  0     7       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 HATED MAN 4021                1   0  0     7       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 JASKER 4026                   1   1  0     6       THE ORDER (412)
 TALON 4003                    1   1  0     4       FELL SPARTANS (408)
 KRULL 4024                    1   1  0     4       THE ORDER (412)
 BRELL 4007                    0   2  0     2       FELL SPARTANS (408)
 FIN 4006                      0   2  0     2       FELL SPARTANS (408)
 TESS THE TERROR 4005          0   2  0     2       FELL SPARTANS (408)
 LONE SOUL 4020                0   1  0     1       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 WELFLOURN 4031                0   1  0     1       LORDS OF DUSK (413)
-PLAY THING 4048               0   1  0     1       THE GENTILES (400)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AN'DAI 4004             0  1 0 FELL SPARTANS 408    ANASTRIANNA 4023      248   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja -- It is apparently a lost art.  (Ads, I mean.) -- Lady Fern

Fine Fiend -- Being tortured by a tulip takes infinite imagination, doesn't it?  But
it was fun.  Oh, it was really fun. -- Torturing Tulip

Leo -- A salute to you, the Duelmaster.  You are my better.  But if you come and
visit me at The Flower Shoppe, I will show you something you have been missing.
(wink) -- Painful Peony

Congratulations to Leo, a deserving Duelmaster and Lord Protector. -- Lady Fern

Lilac Liver -- I'm impressed.  You did That?!  Let's meet again at The Flower Shop
and you can give it to me one more time.  (giggle) -- Harsh Hawthorn

Khalhums Dwarf -- You beast! -- Outcast Orchid

Painful Peony was an interesting warrior, who helped lead The Flower Girls to winning
The Fratsfa Quest.  From that, I learned her favorites, not that it did me much good.
(Maybe it did her some good as every gal likes her partner to know her faves.)
Painful Peony:  16(+1)-16(+1)-10-12(+1)-17(+2)-7-11 ambi Waste
hosed in damage (got good on the bump)

learned a lot of parry and attack
Faves QS Mod/V Low
     Lady Fern

Lady Fern -- I heard that you had redecorated, but this is ridiculous.  Where did you
get all of these flowers?  I must admit that getting pelted with flowers instead of
garbage after a poor showing is a pleasant change. -- The Expatriate

Mgr. of Fell Spartans -- Is that you, little brother? -- The Expatriate

All -- I'm back, hopefully here to stay this time.  If anyone is in an arena with
Liam pleast tell him I said hello.  Thanks. -- The Expatriate

All -- Greetings, warriors of Fratsfa!  I, Torch, have come to announce that there is
a new Order in town.  And we mean business. -- The Order

Mgr. Fell Spartans -- Is this who I think it is? -- Torah

Lady Fern -- I'm sure that between the two of us, we can create one beautiful new
Eden. -- Torak

Well!  It would appear that the Middle Way gladiators thought they could get away
with putting the narrowest interpretation on my instructions to "get out there and
fight."  They'll be back this time, or I'll show them what kind of temper a basher
has. -- Jorja

Sizzling Sunflower -- A sizzle is good.  I liked it. -- Tealin Sali

Lady Fern -- Thanks.  I seem to recall liking it here. -- Jorja

8 July 2008
                                 *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
        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

     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.

        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.

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
        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.

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PAINFUL PEONY viciously butchered WAILIN' WAYNE in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
TEALIN SALI subdued VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute veteran's melee.
RENDOR QUIL lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute master's brawl.
LENA KORIL was defeated by SIZZLING SUNFLOWER in a 3 minute veteran's Title fight.
APPLE was devastated by HARSH HAWTHORN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
TORTURING TULIP defeated ONE in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
FOUR slimly won victory over THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory competition.
SALINA REES was handily defeated by TWO in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
OLLIE QUONSHAM won victory over JASKER in a 2 minute fight.
ANASTRIANNA viciously subdued WELFLOURN in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.
TALON was beaten by BUMBLE in a popular 1 minute brutal novice's melee.
TESS THE TERROR was subdued by WASTED YOUTH in a 2 minute amateur's competition.
FIN was bested by HATED MAN in a 1 minute novice's battle.
BRELL was viciously subdued by SLOTHFUL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's bout.
KOZAK vanquished LONE SOUL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
LANKUS won victory over TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's fray.
KRULL was devastated by WEAKNESS in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  30 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  26 -  1      43  |

Turn 249 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FOUR 3964                   9   3  0   59 ZERO (403)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARSH HAWTHORN 3960         8   3  0   49 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
LUNGING ATTACK   TORTURING TULIP 3974        7   2  1   48 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LENA KORIL 3495.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SLOTHFUL 4018.  The ten other most popular fighters were LENA KORIL 3495, 

The least popular fighter this week was KRULL 4024.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LONE SOUL 4020, FIN 4006, TESS THE TERROR 4005, WELFLOURN 4031, SALINA 
REES 3546, APPLE 3973, WEAKNESS 4022, KOZAK 4027, BRELL 4007, and TALON 4003.

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

LEO (52-3869) DARQUE AGES (393)