DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/02/2010    Duedate: 09/15/2010

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-515

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BACK
GET (419)
(56-3949) [9-11-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MODREFT MEGLEEN                ONYX
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)         ON THE ROCKS (439)
(56-4169) [11-4-1,99]          (56-4205) [5-1-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RYVAS VOLKMAURI                AGATE
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)         ON THE ROCKS (439)
(56-4166) [10-6-1,82]          (56-4194) [4-4-0,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ON THE ROCKS (439)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THEM (433)                  32
2. GET (419)                   23      GET (419)
3. ON THE ROCKS (439)          16      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         11
5. SERPENTS HOLD (442)          1      ON THE ROCKS (439)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 GET (419)                 64  33  1 66.0   1/ 2*ON THE ROCKS (439)       10  5 1
 2/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   418 325 34 56.3   2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       7  8 1
 3/ 2*ON THE ROCKS (439)        23  21  2 52.3   3/ 3 THEM (433)                5  3 1
 4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      147 142  2 50.9   4/ 4 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)    5  5 1
 5/ 4 THEM (433)                48  54  6 47.1   5/ 0 GET (419)                 1  0 0
 6- 5*CRAZY BASH BROS (441)      0   1  0  0.0   6/ 0*SERPENTS HOLD (442)       0  1 0
 7/ 0*SERPENTS HOLD (442)        0   1  0  0.0   7- 5*CRAZY BASH BROS (441)     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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 651): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 653): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 537): CASSIE ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 647): CYBERMANCER of DARK CREATIONS (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 649): GOLDEN EAGLE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 641): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 642): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 639): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 321): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 635): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 632): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 624): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 585): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 514): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 500): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 481): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 476): ABRA CADAVER of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): CHAKA KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 437): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 431): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 424): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 540): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 651): HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 653): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 537): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 649): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 641): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 642): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 639): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 321): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 635): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 632): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 624): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 585): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 514): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 500): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 481): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 476): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 438): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 431): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 540): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 537): WRATH of IWC (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 649): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
              (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): LUCKY EIREANN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          MR. SPOCK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 632): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                       (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What a way to return!  Puts a big smile on my face, a somewhat ironic smile
since I've been on the other end of the blade in a title fight more than once.

                       Banthius

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ROCANIS will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as MIDDLE WAY 20 is pushed out of top team by ON THE ROCKS, who came from 
2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  The THEM guild has had a 3-0-1 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, SMASH fought OPAL and gained 16 points and contributed to THEM's 3-0-1.  IEZA 
VON DRAKA has lost to ONYX, falling 8 points, while helping make INCONSISTENT FURY a 
2-3-0 turn.  We should ask BACK about the thrill of victory, and what being the new 
Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at Mylar's?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  THEM has cause to stand tall, as they 
were ROCANIS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
guess who avoided THEM stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was INCONSISTENT FURY. 
Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was INCONSISTENT FURY's 
warrior NICKOLI DRYBONE.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  I guess it was coming sooner or later, ON THE ROCKS has lost OPAL, 
and ROCANIS is bound to miss him.  For a little while, at least.  A brave warrior 
does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  
Consider well.   
     I like this place, ROCANIS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in ROCANIS, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ROCANIS again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACK 3949                     9  11  0    95       GET (419)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODREFT MEGLEEN 4169         11   4  1    99       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYVAS VOLKMAURI 4166         10   6  1    82       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 DEBRA FARIN 4152             18   8  1    75       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 ERBIN GOETZ 4153             16  10  1    67       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONYX 4205                     5   1  0    60       ON THE ROCKS (439)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167          9   6  0    53       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 RUBY 4173                     5   4  0    53       ON THE ROCKS (439)
 AGATE 4194                    4   4  0    47       ON THE ROCKS (439)
 SMASH 4192                    5   3  1    45       THEM (433)
 GARNET 4207                   4   1  2    41       ON THE ROCKS (439)
 IEZA VON DRAKA 4195           4   3  0    39       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORLIS HOOLER 4183            7   9  0    30       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERNILLA DANZ 4209            2   0  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 WHOMP 4218                    1   0  0    10       THEM (433)
 BLAM! 4208                    1   1  0     7       THEM (433)
-UNBALANCED 4202               0   1  0     7       CRAZY BASH BROS (441)
 HAL'IGGE JOYROC 4211          0   1  0     1       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 COBRA 4213                    0   1  0     1       SERPENTS HOLD (442)
 HAL JEEVERS 4219              0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GILPAR IBBINS 4197      3  4 0 MIDDLE WAY 20 435    GARNET 4207           514   
OPAL 4172               5  4 0 ON THE ROCKS 439     SMASH 4192            515   
CRASH 4158              7  6 1 THEM 433             RYVAS VOLKMAURI 4166  514   
POW! 4170               2  1 0 THEM 433             DEBRA FARIN 4152      513   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Papa Bear -- Bet that surprised ya.  Do you still have that basher round here?  I
sure don't want to fight that one. -- Ryvas Volkmauri

Bartender -- Got ya for two last cycle, bet we switch this time, depending on
challenges. -- Banthius

Debra Farin -- Ouch.  I fee broken. -- Nickoli Drybone

All -- Sorry I missed bout the last four turns, had to find new place to live.  Hope
ya all like my new warrior:  Hal'igge Joyroc
P.S.  If he rolls well could be dangerous. -- Banthius

Banthius -- Good to see you back! -- Bartender, mgr On the Rocks

Ryvas Volkmauri -- Wow!  It's not every day you see a TP butcher their opponent for
the title. -- Bartender

Modreft Megleen -- I'm just glad I survived your onslaught.  Impressive stuff! --
Ruby

Erbin Goetz -- Ah!  Old school fighting.  My grandfather used to show me how it's
done.  I think you knew him, didn't you? -- Agate

Ieza von Draka -- Hm.  It worked for me the last time.  Have you been training? --
Opal

Ambitious Guard -- Thanks for filling in! -- Onyx

Gilpar Ibbins -- Oops!  Sorry about that.  I get carried away some times. -- Garnet

Ryvas Volkmauri -- So!  NOW you come back!  Bah! -- Abelinda Chase

Nickoli Drybone -- Looks like you haven't been practicing while you were gone.  Bad
boy! -- Debra Farin

Agate -- All sorts of mild plays on words occurred to me, but I think I'll just say:
Good fight.  Of course, I won, which makes it definitely good from my side, maybe a
little less so from yours, but there it is. -- Erbin Goetz

Smash -- Why aren't you dead?  I find a clear record of you dying in the dark arena
on turn 512.  Seem arena id number, so it wasn't a namesake.  What gives here? --
Forlis Hooler

     Input error.  The wrong guy went to the Dark Arena.

Garnet -- Heck. -- Ghost of Gilpar Ibbins

Blam! -- I took that as advice and followed through. -- Bernilla Danz

Opal -- For you, I'll be a man!  Let's get together. -- Erbin Goetz

Bartender -- I hope you didn't kill Gilpar just to find out what I'd name his
successor! -- Jorja
P.S.  I used to have an awful time with names--too many teams, too much death.  For
some reason, the Middle Way system of nailing down the first initials has helped a
lot.  But I don't know if I'll get one in this turn, time's running short, as it so
often does.

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

21 August 2010
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                          OF
                                       ALASTARI
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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

IEZA VON DRAKA was devastated by ONYX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
RYVAS VOLKMAURI lost to BACK in a exciting 2 minute expert's Title battle.
MODREFT MEGLEEN overpowered ERBIN GOETZ in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
DEBRA FARIN devastated RUBY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
AGATE savagely defeated RIRORNI THUG in a crowd pleasing 4 minute competition.
OPAL was savagely slain by SMASH in a exciting 1 minute bloody struggle.
NICKOLI DRYBONE handily defeated FORLIS HOOLER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GARNET vanquished CULT MEMBER in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
BERNILLA DANZ won victory over HAL'IGGE JOYROC in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
BLAM! beat HAL JEEVERS in a 1 minute novice's melee.
COBRA was overpowered by WHOMP in a 2 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -   9 -  3      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  14 -  2      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  17 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 515 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      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MODREFT MEGLEEN 4169       11   4  1   99 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
TOTAL PARRY      RYVAS VOLKMAURI 4166       10   6  1   82 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEBRA FARIN 4152           18   8  1   75 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
BASHING ATTACK   ERBIN GOETZ 4153           16  10  1   67 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
AIMED BLOW       NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167        9   6  0   53 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
PARRY-LUNGE      IEZA VON DRAKA 4195         4   3  0   39 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RYVAS VOLKMAURI 4166.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was AGATE 4194.  The ten other most popular fighters were RYVAS VOLKMAURI 4166, 
BACK 3949, GARNET 4207, BERNILLA DANZ 4209, SMASH 4192, NICKOLI DRYBONE 4167, BLAM! 
4208, ONYX 4205, MODREFT MEGLEEN 4169, and OPAL 4172.

The least popular fighter this week was HAL JEEVERS 4219.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FORLIS HOOLER 4183, RUBY 4173, ERBIN GOETZ 4153, IEZA VON DRAKA 
4195, WHOMP 4218, COBRA 4213, HAL'IGGE JOYROC 4211, DEBRA FARIN 4152, OPAL 4172, and 
MODREFT MEGLEEN 4169.