Date   : 09/01/2015    Duedate: 09/28/2015


DM-52    TURN-339

This Weeks Top Honors


(52-4385) [7-2-0,56]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SNOW                           MERLIN
WEATHER (440)                  COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
(52-4385) [7-2-0,56]           (52-4401) [6-3-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOG                            SNOW
WEATHER (440)                  WEATHER (440)
(52-4390) [7-2-0,49]           (52-4385) [7-2-0,56]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WEATHER (440)               41
2. INCARNATIONS (281)           8      WEATHER (440)
3. FOREST WARD (443)            0      Unchartered Team
4. OTTO'S PARTS (150)           0
5. COURTS OF CHAOS (441)       -9      COURTS OF CHAOS (441)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 WEATHER (440)             31  17  1 64.6   1/ 1 WEATHER (440)            11  4 1
 2/ 1*COURTS OF CHAOS (441)     14  10  2 58.3   2/ 3*COURTS OF CHAOS (441)     5  4 1
 3- 3 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       373 329 18 53.1   3- 2 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        5  5 0
 4/ 0 INCARNATIONS (281)       108 103  4 51.2   4- 4*FOREST WARD (443)         1  0 0
 5- 5*FOREST WARD (443)          5   6  0 45.5   5/ 0 INCARNATIONS (281)        1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail FRATSFA!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, FOG fought AMBITIOUS GUARD and gained 12 points and 
contributed to WEATHER's 5-0-0.  MERLIN has lost to SLEET, falling 3 points, while 
helping make COURTS OF CHAOS a 1-2-0 turn.  Due to its absence and inability to 
defend the throne, MASSIVE MIGRAINE has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask 
SNOW about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a 
warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the 
top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Victory Tavern until they win.  
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  OTTO'S PARTS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were FRATSFA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding OTTO'S PARTS more than any other team we find WEATHER.  
FRATSFA, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
     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 you see my quill in FRATSFA again, farewell-- Alarond the 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOW 4385                     7   2  0    56       WEATHER (440)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MASSIVE MIGRAINE 4167        18   6  0    93       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-RUNNY NOSE 3877              17  19  0    91       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOG 4390                      7   2  0    49       WEATHER (440)
 SLEET 4392                    7   2  0    43       WEATHER (440)
 RAIN 4391                     5   4  1    40       WEATHER (440)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERLIN 4401                   6   3  0    30       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
 MIST 4389                     5   4  0    30       WEATHER (440)
 GRAENDAL 3130                 3   7  0    28       INCARNATIONS (281)
-BROKEN HEART 4375             2   2  0    25       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GREEN MAN 4416                2   0  0    22       FOREST WARD (443)
 MANDOR 4429                   2   0  1    20       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
 SWAYVIL 4400                  4   3  1    17       COURTS OF CHAOS (441)
-DON BARLEYCORN 4427           1   0  0    16       FOREST WARD (443)
-TREE ANEMONE 4415             1   1  0    16       FOREST WARD (443)
-LACERATED TONGUE 4373         1   5  0    14       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-HERMIT CRONE 4428             1   0  0    13       FOREST WARD (443)
 TWISH N SHOUT 3647            2   2  0     9       INCARNATIONS (281)
 STEP-UP!! 3627                1   2  0     8       INCARNATIONS (281)
-EMERALD FORESTER 4426         0   1  0     1       FOREST WARD (443)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOREL 4399              2  4 0 COURTS OF CHAOS 441  RAIN 4391             337   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SWAYVIL was devastated by RAIN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
SLEET outwaited MERLIN in a 9 minute battle.
FOG handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SNOW won victory over GRAENDAL in a 2 minute Title brawl.
MIST devastated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TWISH N SHOUT was luckily beaten by MANDOR in a 3 minute amateur's competition.
STEP-UP!! won victory over SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 3 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   5 -  0      78  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  0      37  |

Turn 339 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SNOW 4385                   7   2  0   56 WEATHER (440)
TOTAL PARRY      FOG 4390                    7   2  0   49 WEATHER (440)
PARRY-LUNGE      RAIN 4391                   5   4  1   40 WEATHER (440)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FOG 4390.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SNOW 4385.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAIN 4391, TWISH N SHOUT 3647, 
FOG 4390, MIST 4389, MERLIN 4401, SWAYVIL 4400, GRAENDAL 3130, MANDOR 4429, STEP-UP!! 
3627, and SLEET 4392.

The least popular fighter this week was SLEET 4392.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STEP-UP!! 3627, MANDOR 4429, GRAENDAL 3130, SWAYVIL 4400, MERLIN 4401, 
MIST 4389, FOG 4390, TWISH N SHOUT 3647, RAIN 4391, and SNOW 4385.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LV

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE BLACK FOX 1169 (78-65-3)           2  3  0         IRON CATHEDRAL       

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROTTEN LIVER 2902 (49-29-1)            4  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
WHACKING WILLOW 3167 (81-27-1)         4  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRAIN TUMOR 2584 (31-16-0)             4  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         

   The Turf Wars are coming. The Turf Wars are coming. Come one; come all. Gather

your alliance or collection of 2-4 teams and join in the competition. Hurry up! While 
Feb 2016 seems so far away, it is only six or so turns away, and it does take a while 
to make sure you have a team in DM47, communicate to find a group, send in certs, 
announce in writing in DM47, etc. etc. Teams of all levels and managers of all types, 
including newbies, find themselves competing quite well in this type of competition. 
Let's make the tenth anniversary (TWX) the biggest and best ever.
     This 10th competition will be hosted and moderated by the triumvirate of Assur, 
Master Darque and Oz The All-Wonderful.    
     Anyone may participate: known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances 
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  

To participate, each alliance must:
    a.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
    b.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
    c.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
    a.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to 
        participate under the banner of their alliance. The confirmation/verification 
        must occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participant's 
        declaration. (Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent lack 
        of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation in the Turf War.)
    b.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
    c.  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:
    a.  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.)
    b.  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 or Chatzy will not be accepted.
        1.  No scores will be tabulated until two RSI Gift Certificates are received, 
            and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the 
            North Fork newsletter. NO EXCEPTIONS.
        2.  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 same or 
            subsequent newsletter by the alliance Captain they will represent.
        3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams or 
            aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager 
            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).
        4.  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.
        5.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of the Turf 

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 

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:

Team Points:
    a.  Fights made: (includes DA fights) 
            1 = 0 points,  2 = 0 points,  3 = 1 point,  4 = 3 points,  5 = 5 points
    b.  Wins earned: 
            1 = 1 point,  2 = 3 points,  3 = 6 points,  4 = 10 points,  5 = 15 points
    c.  Champion win = 3 additional points 
    d.  Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)
    e.  Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points
            (If ties, no points awarded)

Alliance Points (Rounds 1 through 5):
    a.  Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
            All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 warriors = 3 points
            All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
            All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9
    b.  Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points
            (If tied, no points awarded.)

Alliance Points (Rounds 6 through 10 as alliance point scoring doubles):
    c.  Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
            All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 warriors = 6 points
            All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 12 points
            All (each) team fights all five warriors = 18
    d.  Alliance with most wins per that round = 10 points
    e.  (If tied, no points awarded.)
    a.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory. It is to the 
        team's/alliance's advantage that you do so.
    b.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
    c.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior or the Dark Arena, 
        may be replaced.
    d.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork (DM47 
        arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 
    e.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that same 
        turn. (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring.)
    f.  Challenges to or by Champions against members of the same alliance shall be 
        scored as a loss for each warrior.

     No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death or 
death in a tournament or graduation. A maximum of five warriors may be on a team at 
any time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) 

     It is not in the spirit of competition to challenge fellow members of the same 
alliance. Hence, challenges as such will be scored as losses for both warriors.

    a.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior with lesser 
        recognition points. 
    b.  No challenge or bloodfeud by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge. 
    c.  No challenge of the Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
    d.  Bloodfeuds against warriors with lesser recognition are deemed downchallenges.

Tournament Considerations:
    a.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of 
        recognition for North Fork.
    b.  It is an opportunity to gain skills and preferred challenging within the Turf 

Special Considerations:
    a.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
    b.  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.
    c.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance for 
        the Turf War VII. The minimum is two (2).
    d.  The Dark Arena may be used at any time without penalty.
    e.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the arena is 
        aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by the 
        gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be 
        asked to desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

     The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  All prizes, except the 
Endu Award listed below, 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.  
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        a.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        b.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
        c.  Known Favorites for one DM47 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).
        d.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus 
            potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47, no more than two 
            skills per warrior.
        e.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who 
            fights in all 10 rounds AND at least 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus 
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47) (Endu Award).
        f.  Two additional random rollup sheets or rollup certs for each manager of 
            the winning alliance from RSI.
     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.

     The Moderators for this event will be Oz, Master Darque, and Assur (the TWX 
Triumvirate), They will arbitrate all dealings during the course of the contest.  
Their decisions will be final.  Direct questions, comments, and scoring disputes via 
Diplo in DM 47, on the Duel2 site in the Forums/via private message, or via email to:  

                      DM 47 (Diplo)    Duel2 (PM/Forums)   Email 
     Oz:              Land of Oz       "The Consortium"    wfms101@aol.com
     Master Darque:   Darque Forces    "Darque"            rebelnerfherder@yahoo.com
     Assur:           Bash Bros Park   "Assur"             assurnasir@yahoo.com