DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/13/2010    Duedate: 08/09/2010

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-272

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CONFLICT
DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
(52-2375) [8-1-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DESPAIR                        MASLOW
DRAGONS GUARD II (253)         JADE WARRIORS (430)
(52-2282) [11-5-1,108]         (52-4177) [1-0-0,12]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DESPAIR                        KITIARA
DRAGONS GUARD II (253)         DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
(52-2282) [11-5-1,108]         (52-4164) [4-3-2,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRAGONS GUARD II (253)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DRAGONS GUARD II (253)      65
2. PYROMANIA (184)             44      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. JADE WARRIORS (430)         28      Unchartered Team
4. VIOLENT FEMMES (410)        27
5. SEA DOGS (421)              25      JADE WARRIORS (430)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       552 348 17 61.3   1/ 1 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)   11  4 0
 2/ 0*JADE WARRIORS (430)        3   2  0 60.0   2/ 2 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     8  6 0
 3/ 3 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    42  30  6 58.3   3/ 6 PYROMANIA (184)           8  7 0
 4/ 2 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)    149 109  8 57.8   4/ 5 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        7  6 0
 5/ 5 PYROMANIA (184)          117 106  6 52.5   5/ 3 SEA DOGS (421)            7  8 0
 6/ 4 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       319 294 16 52.0   6- 4 THE ORDER (412)           5  4 0
 7- 6 PIECES OF EIGHT (112)    118 125 19 48.6   7/ 0*JADE WARRIORS (430)       3  2 0
 8/ 7 SEA DOGS (421)            40  43  3 48.2   8/ 7 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        3  7 0
 9- 8 THE ORDER (412)           45  52  7 46.4   9- 8 PIECES OF EIGHT (112)     2  4 1
10/10*VIOLENT FEMMES (410)       2   6  1 25.0  10/ 9*VIOLENT FEMMES (410)      2  5 1
11/ 9*ZEN WARRIORS (429)         0  11  0  0.0  11/10*ZEN WARRIORS (429)        0  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                        FRATSFA QUEST TURN 14 (271)

Welcome back to Crip!  We were missing you!

It was a key turn, since B&G seems to have secured the victory, while Dragons Guard
is valiantly fighting for the second spot.  The drinks are on me tonight.  On a side
note, almost all the teams had a positive turn, and the last one will be interesting
for the awards...

TEAM              MANAGER (SCOUT, CHAMPION)
Blood & Guts      Le Pentarque (Zoum La Bouse, Two)
Dragons Guard II  Khisanth (Conflict, Despair)
Flower Girls      Lady Fern (Caustic Crocus, Gloating Gardenia)
Otto\'s Parts     Crip (Runny Nose, -)
Pyromania         Marmaduke (Tuscan Flame, 451 degrees)
Sea Dogs          One Armed Bandit (Stabby Joe, Jolly Roger)
The Order         Torak (- , Anastrianna)
Watch Out         Paranoia (Sinistrophobia, Lockiophobia)

Blood and Guts: 4-1 (+3) CW +3 SW +2 DM +1 = +9
Sea Dogs: 3-2 (+1) SW +2 CW +3 = +6
Flower Girls: 3-1 (+2) SW +2 = +4
Dragons Guard II: 3-2 (+1) CL -3 SW +2, CTT (+3) = +3
Pyromania: 2-3 (-1) SW +2 CL -3 HUCW (Tuscan Flame/Crow) +5 = +3
Watch Out!: inactive = 0
The Order: no Scout, so =0
Otto's Parts: 3-2 (+1) SL -2 = -1

So...

Le Pentarque - 102
Khisanth     -  72
Paranoia     -  68
Marmaduke    -  60
Crip         -  58
Lady Fern    -  34
OAB          -   8
Torak        -  -4

                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***

Hum... I made not less than two mistakes... sorry about that!  The Flower Girls had a
2-2 turn, so they go down to 32 points.  I forgot to add the +6 points the Sea Dogs
deserved, so they go up to 14.

LP, who will try to do this more carefully for the last turn.

                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***

                                     TURN 14 UPDATE

Sorry for the mistakes!

Blood and Guts: 4-1 (+3) CW +3 SW +2 DM +1 = +9
Sea Dogs: 3-2 (+1) SW +2 CW +3 = +6
Dragons Guard II: 3-2 (+1) CL -3 SW +2, CTT (+3) = +3
Pyromania: 2-3 (-1) SW +2 CL -3 HUCW (Tuscan Flame/Crow) +5 = +3
Flower Girls: 2-2 (0) SW +2 = +2
Watch Out!: inactive = 0
The Order: Scout !!!!, 3-2 (+1) SW +2, CL -3 = 0
Otto's Parts: 3-2 (+1) SL -2 = -1

So...

Le Pentarque - 102
Khisanth     -  72
Paranoia     -  68
Marmaduke    -  60
Crip         -  58
Lady Fern    -  32
OAB          -  14
Torak        -  -4

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 324): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 649): SERENITY of CANNIBALZ (Hanibal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 649): YELLOW DOG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 634): CRANKY OLD ROOSTER of HENPCS (?, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 637): EARTH QUAKE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 633): BELLE ISSIMO of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 633): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 631): MAJOR MARTIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 594): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 591): SKITZOID SNOOPY of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 582): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 271): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 478): BONNIE BARROW of BAD GIRLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 225): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 534): KALLORE of CHECKMATE (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 324): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 649): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 649): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 634): THE MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 637): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 633): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 633): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 631): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 594): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 591): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 581): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 271): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 478): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 225): DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 534): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 324): ZILCH of Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 649): YELLOW DOG of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 636): TCHACK LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 630): MASEMA of STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
                         TYPHON of STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 582): RATLER of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                 (turn 581): TANIA PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
                             UNCLE BOB of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 225): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     No?  Again?  Me?  Are you sure?  Well, incredibly I got punctured by a desperate
Despair, but I somewhat pulled the victory.  The funny part for the next turn is that
Fat Lip will have to downchallenge to explode little me.  Yet, avoid, said my
manager.  As I only use a 4-wit brain, I will obey.

Zoum la Bouse the Worthless

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause 
for celebration, according to PYROMANIA.  Practice pays for DESPAIR, who pummelled 
JOLLY ROGER, to pocket 16 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking 
and practice more, after losing 21 points to TWO.  (Discrete enough, FAT LIP?) Now I 
can't insult CONFLICT, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new 
Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) Word has it one team in FRATSFA is 
taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in FRATSFA avoid BLOOD AND GUTS!.  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of DRAGONS GUARD II, so did that sorry team shy from 
BLOOD AND GUTS!  If challenges were horses, ONYX could open up a fast food joint!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Questions are 
being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in FRATSFA would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in FRATSFA is the highlight of my life.  As the 
seasons change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to 
leave this place.  FRATSFA, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my 
bill at The Victory Tavern.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFLICT 2375                 8   1  0    99       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESPAIR 2282                 11   5  1   108       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 TWO 4039                     14   6  2   107       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085         11   6  1    88       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 FAT LIP 3791                 12  13  0    87       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 JOLLY ROGER 4092             10   7  1    86       SEA DOGS (421)
-TORTURING TULIP 3974         16  15  1    85       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-SALVATION 1825               16   8  0    80       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037           14   7  0    76       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 GLOATING GARDENIA 4083        9   8  0    74       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONYX 2283                     9   7  0    61       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
-CHAMP CHUMP 4147              7   2  0    60       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 HOT STUFF 4136                7   5  0    58       PYROMANIA (184)
 451 DEGREES 2415             12   7  0    57       PYROMANIA (184)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACKBEARD 3174               6   8  3    54       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 TUSCAN FLAME 4153             6   3  0    51       PYROMANIA (184)
 STABBY JOE 4142               7   5  1    50       SEA DOGS (421)
 KITIARA 4164                  4   3  2    50       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103           7   9  0    48       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-ANASTRIANNA 4023             11  10  2    47       THE ORDER (412)
 RUNNY NOSE 3877               6   8  0    44       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AREOPOLITE 4138               7   6  0    43       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 CROW'S NEST GUY 4095          7  10  0    39       SEA DOGS (421)
 PARROT TAMER 4188             4   0  0    36       SEA DOGS (421)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUSHIDO 4187                  4   1  0    33       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
-HENRY MORGAN 3494             3   1  1    30       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
-SALIENT 4149                  4   4  0    27       THE ORDER (412)
 GANGWAY 4191                  2   2  0    25       SEA DOGS (421)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEIDANI 4195                  1   0  0    23       THE ORDER (412)
 LIGHTER FLUID 4170            2   5  0    21       PYROMANIA (184)
-SIR BREUSE 4145               3   6  0    20       THE ORDER (412)
-CAPTAIN CRUNCH 3547           2   1  0    19       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 CRACKED KNUCKLE 4166          3   1  0    18       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 MASSIVE MIGRAINE 4167         2   2  0    18       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 MASLOW 4177                   1   0  0    12       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 AUDRY 4203                    1   0  1    11       VIOLENT FEMMES (410)
 LYLA 4204                     1   0  0    11       VIOLENT FEMMES (410)
-JACK SPARROW 3473             3   1  0    10       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 VICTORY PROGRAM 4192          1   3  0    10       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 DISCO INFERNO 4193            1   3  0     8       PYROMANIA (184)
 RILO 4180                     1   0  0     8       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 STUBBED TOE 4205              0   1  0     7       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 JASMIN 4176                   1   0  0     6       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 HATEFUL HASTA 4194            1   2  0     5       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 SILIA 4171                    0   4  0     4       ZEN WARRIORS (429)
-LEOU 4172                     0   2  0     2       ZEN WARRIORS (429)
-WARREN 4190                   0   2  0     2       THE ORDER (412)
-I AM WARRIOR 4174             0   2  0     2       ZEN WARRIORS (429)
-DRASTIAL 4175                 0   2  0     2       ZEN WARRIORS (429)
 ALANEA 4178                   0   1  0     1       JADE WARRIORS (430)
-SAM 4173                      0   1  0     1       ZEN WARRIORS (429)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEVLISH DAHLIA 4152     2  3 0 FLOWER GIRLS 189     KITIARA 4164          269   
THOMAS 4179             0  1 0 JADE WARRIORS 430    AUDRY 4203            272   
CLUB FOOT 4181          2  1 0 OTTO'S PARTS 150     HENRY MORGAN 3494     271   
AMBROSE 4186            1  1 1 THE ORDER 412        STABBY JOE 4142       269   
MEGAN 4201              0  1 0 VIOLENT FEMMES 410   CHARLES DE GAULL      272  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Anastrianna -- Girls just wanna have fun.  Did you? -- Caustic Crocus
P.S.  There is more where that came from!  Come on over to The Flower Shoppe and test
all my big tools and weapons.  (wink)

Parrot Tamer -- What is wrong with you?  That was a lousy challenge for me and you
should not have let me done it!  What a mean thing to do!  But I will forgive you if
you check me out at The Flower Shoppe.  Cash or credit.  (wink) -- Hateful Hasta

Ho, ho, ho, and a piece of Blackbeard.  And it was SUUUUUUUUCH fun!  I want more of
you, you Studmuffin.  Visit me at The Flower Shoppe and this time I will let you use
that big weapon of yours.  Tee hee. -- Savage Snowball

Jolly Roger -- It can be more fun if you let me get a word in edgewise.  (wink)  But
I will have to admit that you surely do know how to use that big ole weapon of yours.
-- Torturing Tulip

Zoum La Bouse -- A big salute and congrats from The Flower Girls.  (again)  Well
done, Champ! -- Lady Fern

And kudos to The Dragon Guard for Current Top Team. -- The Flower Girls

Good luck to all at The Summer Face.  May you bring honors home to Fratsfa.  While my
Flower Girls will not be competing, they will be actively working the crowds. -- Lady
Fern

Time to celebrate!  Today is a day of bliss.  The drinks are on me at the Flower
establishment. -- Le Pentarque

Sorry for my challengers.  I'm sitting out today.  FE stuff, you know.  451 degrees,
interesting fight, would have been a shame if... almost... -- Champ Chump.

I thought I had been clear:  NO MORE CONFLICT pleeaase! -- Areopolite

Torturing Tulip -- Fast, what do you mean? -- Two

19 June 2010
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 turns)
           Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

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 Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate. (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        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 an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter. 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 in the newsletter
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
(including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to take any multiple
teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation 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 score 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. (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Duelmaster                                       +2

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

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

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is ALLOWED and encouraged.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 25 15 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 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths 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 five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be
awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  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.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two for each manager in the winning
alliance);
        3.  Known Favorites for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 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 and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

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

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MEGAN was butchered by CHARLES DE GAULLE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CAUSTIC CROCUS was viciously subdued by KITIARA in a 4 minute Bloodfeud battle.
DESPAIR overpowered JOLLY ROGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
TWO devastated FAT LIP in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fight.
GLOATING GARDENIA bested ONYX in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
MASSIVE MIGRAINE was viciously subdued by BUSHIDO in a 2 minute Challenge match.
LIGHTER FLUID handily defeated VICTORY PROGRAM in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DISCO INFERNO won victory over SILIA in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
ZOUM LA BOUSE was vanquished by CONFLICT in a 2 minute uneven Title fight.
SAVAGE SNOWBALL vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
451 DEGREES outlasted RUNNY NOSE in a 8 minute veteran's melee.
STABBY JOE overpowered VISITING ORC in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CROW'S NEST GUY was devastated by TUSCAN FLAME in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
HOT STUFF demolished AREOPOLITE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PARROT TAMER overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CRACKED KNUCKLE was savagely defeated by GANGWAY in a popular 6 minute bloody duel.
HATEFUL HASTA was vanquished by MASLOW in a 2 minute one-sided fray.
STUBBED TOE slimly lost to JASMIN in a 3 minute amateur's brawl.
THOMAS was assassinated by AUDRY in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
ALANEA was overpowered by LYLA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
RILO overcame FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a popular 4 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  25 -  6      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  2      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        27 -  26 -  0      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  24 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  26 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  18 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  35 -  3      44  |

Turn 272 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         3 -  4         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       CONFLICT 2375               8   1  0   99 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
STRIKING ATTACK  DESPAIR 2282               11   5  1  108 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
BASHING ATTACK   SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085       11   6  1   88 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
LUNGING ATTACK   JOLLY ROGER 4092           10   7  1   86 SEA DOGS (421)
TOTAL PARRY      ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037         14   7  0   76 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
SLASHING ATTACK  HOT STUFF 4136              7   5  0   58 PYROMANIA (184)
WALL OF STEEL    AREOPOLITE 4138             7   6  0   43 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PARROT TAMER 4188           4   0  0   36 SEA DOGS (421)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DESPAIR 2282.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KITIARA 4164.  The ten other most popular fighters were GANGWAY 4191, BUSHIDO 
4187, CONFLICT 2375, 451 DEGREES 2415, STUBBED TOE 4205, TWO 4039, GLOATING GARDENIA 
4083, DESPAIR 2282, LIGHTER FLUID 4170, and SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085.

The least popular fighter this week was RILO 4180.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ALANEA 4178, THOMAS 4179, CRACKED KNUCKLE 4166, AREOPOLITE 4138, CROW'S 
NEST GUY 4095, VICTORY PROGRAM 4192, MASSIVE MIGRAINE 4167, JOLLY ROGER 4092, MEGAN 
4201, and MASLOW 4177.