DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/26/2010    Duedate: 09/22/2010

KYR'TERR ARENA

DM-71    TURN-227

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOBEORNOTTOBE
TOTAL CHAOS (27)
(71-280) [8-2-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOBEORNOTTOBE                  POSITION IS EMPTY
TOTAL CHAOS (27)               
(71-280) [8-2-0,90]            

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KUBLAI KHAN                    REVOLUTION
DOGS OF WAR (5)                TOTAL CHAOS (27)
(71-6309) [7-11-1,58]          (71-6384) [4-6-1,34]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE ZOO (703)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE ZOO (703)               47
2. TOTAL CHAOS (27)            24      RAP ATTACKS (28)
3. GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)       16      Unchartered Team
4. DOGS OF WAR (5)             10
5. RAP ATTACKS (28)             7      FRODO'S COUSIN (341)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BOMBS AWAY (694)           8   0  3  100   1/ 1 THE ZOO (703)             5  8 0
 2- 2*DREAD EMPIRE (713)         6   0  0  100   2/11 TOTAL CHAOS (27)          4  3 0
 3- 3*BAD COMBINATIONS (716)     3   0  0  100   3/10 GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)     4  6 1
 4- 4*PIG PEN (717)              2   0  0  100   4/ 6 RAP ATTACKS (28)          3  0 0
 5- 5*SCOTCH (720)               1   0  0  100   5- 3*BOMBS AWAY (694)          3  0 0
 6- 6*CORDIALS (718)             1   0  0  100   6- 4*BAD COMBINATIONS (716)    3  0 0
 7- 7*WS ARMS '05 (699)         15   3  2 83.3   7/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (5)           3  2 0
 8- 8 WS BATS '05 (698)         15   4  0 78.9   8- 8*PIG PEN (717)             2  0 0
 9- 9 OUT OF THIS WORLD (697)   33   9  3 78.6   9- 9*WS ARMS '05 (699)         2  2 1
10-10 ENROUTE TO ST LOUI (683)  27  10  2 73.0  10-15*SCOTCH (720)              1  0 0
11-11 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  81  57  1 58.7  11-12 HAZAARDS OF CLONIN (373)  1  0 0
12/13 RAP ATTACKS (28)          19  14  4 57.6  12-16 WIND STORM (685)          1  0 0
13/14 TOTAL CHAOS (27)          21  17  1 55.3  13-13*DREAD EMPIRE (713)        1  0 0
14/16 DOGS OF WAR (5)          167 163  9 50.6  14-14*CORDIALS (718)            1  0 0
15/17 GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)     31  38  2 44.9  15-17 OUT OF THIS WORLD (697)   1  2 1
16/18 THE ZOO (703)            539 697  9 43.6  16-18*STATE OF MIND II (156)    0  1 0
17-19 WIND STORM (685)          27  37  3 42.2  17-19 ENROUTE TO ST LOUI (683)  0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18-20*STATE OF MIND II (156)     1   3  0 25.0  18-20 WS BATS '05 (698)         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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 325): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 276): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, 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  52 FRATSFA (turn 273): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 260): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 251): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): CHAKA KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 43): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 225): KING UVDAHELL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 325): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 276): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, 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  52 FRATSFA (turn 273): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 260): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 251): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 43): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 225): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 324): ZILCH of Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, 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  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, 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  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 225): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, KYR'TERR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  If this keeps up, DOGS OF WAR, you'll 
have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 5 in the rankings?  TOTAL CHAOS 
turned their 3-1-0 turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better 
than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to 
see ERNIE GUUL win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, KUBLAI KHAN beat 
DEAD MANS HAMMER and DEAD MANS HAMMER lost 5 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
if variety is the spice of life, KYR'TERR may be getting bland, as TOBEORNOTTOBE 
stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do 
you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  HAZAARDS OF CLONING, I suppose you'll be glad to know 
you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  
And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  
It was TOTAL CHAOS.  Ha ha ha ha!  And we have REVOLUTION in a challenge, going down 
13 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought REVOLUTION showed great skill and 
promise when it won victory over FIVE CARD HAMMER.  All right, so I slept through it! 
Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the KYR'TERR arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOBEORNOTTOBE 280             8   2  0    90       TOTAL CHAOS (27)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EYE OF THE NEEDLE 3379       18  11  0   130       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-AYE OF THE NEEDLE 3376       23  11  0   109       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GUNBURN 3890                 11   9  3    86       MONSTER RANCHER (412)
-HALIFAX 6106                  7   0  3    81       BOMBS AWAY (694)
-BARRIE 6003                   9   3  2    80       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)
-FRANK THOMAS 6128             7   4  0    73       WS BATS '05 (698)
-MISSISSAUGA 6007              7   0  0    73       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-I OF THE NEEDLE 3377         10  13  0    65       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-GREY WOLF 6017                6   4  0    64       WIND STORM (685)
-SCOTT PODSEDNIK 6126          7   0  0    63       WS BATS '05 (698)
 LADY LUCK HAMMER 4826        11   8  0    61       GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
 PANAMA OATS 6314             13  10  0    60       THE ZOO (703)
 KUBLAI KHAN 6309              7  11  1    58       DOGS OF WAR (5)
-KING NEPTUNE 6122             6   2  1    58       OUT OF THIS WORLD (697)
-PERRY SATURN 6121            10   2  1    57       OUT OF THIS WORLD (697)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUSTIN HERMANSON 6133         5   1  1    56       WS ARMS '05 (699)
 FOUR EYES 281                 8   5  0    55       TOTAL CHAOS (27)
-DEAD WALK 6322                4   0  0    53       DREAD EMPIRE (713)
-BOBBY JENKS 6134              6   0  0    50       WS ARMS '05 (699)
-MARS BAR 6124                 6   0  0    47       OUT OF THIS WORLD (697)
 DEAD MANS HAMMER 4825         7  10  0    37       GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
 REVOLUTION 6384               4   6  1    34       TOTAL CHAOS (27)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FREDDY GARCIA 6130            4   2  1    33       WS ARMS '05 (699)
-HITMAN 6043                   3   4  1    33       WIND STORM (685)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VENUS DE MILO 6120            3   3  0    33       OUT OF THIS WORLD (697)
 TWO PAIR HAMMER 4875          5   4  1    31       GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
-SWINE FLU 6358                2   0  0    31       PIG PEN (717)
-KINGSTON 6037                 4   0  0    29       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)
-BIGGIE SMALLS 6421            3   1  1    29       RAP ATTACKS (28)
-I OF THE NEE DULL 6150        3   1  0    28       HAZAARDS OF CLONING (373)
-LIVE IN INFAMY 6321           2   0  0    24       DREAD EMPIRE (713)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MINNEAPOLIS 6004              5   2  0    23       ENROUTE TO ST LOUIS (683)
-POODLEPOO 6391                4   3  0    23       DOGS OF WAR (5)
-ULTIMATE MIME FIGHT 6353      2   0  0    22       BAD COMBINATIONS (716)
 ERNIE GUUL 6436               1   1  0    21       THE ZOO (703)
 TRUMP CARD HAMMER 4878        4   5  1    20       GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
 FIVE CARD HAMMER 4877         3   6  0    17       GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
-BEASTIE BOY 6418              2   2  0    16       RAP ATTACKS (28)
 ORIANA PINDAR 6437            1   1  0    16       THE ZOO (703)
-DIRTY GIRL SCOUT 6363         1   0  0    15       CORDIALS (718)
-BALLROOM DENTISTRY 6350       1   0  0    15       BAD COMBINATIONS (716)
-FLASH GORDEN 1376             1   0  0    15       STATE OF MIND II (156)
 SUGAR HILL GANG 6416          2   0  0    14       RAP ATTACKS (28)
-PAVEL YOUNG 6044              2   0  0    14       WIND STORM (685)
 DEVILS ADVOCATE 6403          1   0  0    13       TOTAL CHAOS (27)
-JOCK-IN-THE-BOX 6370          1   0  0    13       SCOTCH (720)
-PAUL KONERKO 6125             1   0  0    13       WS BATS '05 (698)
 GEROGE IGONO 6412             2   6  0    12       THE ZOO (703)
-FACE THE SKY 1373             0   1  0     7       STATE OF MIND II (156)
-LANCASTER 6103                1   0  0     6       BOMBS AWAY (694)
-LOUIE PASTUR 1375             0   2  0     6       STATE OF MIND II (156)
 SITTING BULL 6432             0   1  0     1       DOGS OF WAR (5)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      TWO PAIR HAMMER 4875  227  NONE
CELLIA 6425             0  1 0 HARD LUCK 724        KOZMO KRAMER 6420     223  REVENGED
FRID HORZ 6411          5  2 0 THE ZOO 703          DUSTIN HERMANSON 6133 226   
NIN O'RICKS 6387        4  8 1 THE ZOO 703          PERRY SATURN 6121     225   
BLOODLESS COUP 6414     0  2 0 TOTAL CHAOS 27       HITMAN 6043           223  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dustin Hermanson -- I really didn't need this. -- Ghost of Frid Horz

Dead Mans Hamme -- Typical human. -- Panama Oats

Two Pair Hammer -- I never saw a human with two sets of those before.  Werewolves,
yeah, even werecats, but not a human. -- Geroge Igono

Sugar Hill Gang -- You dwarves are tricky.  All that hair--it's to disguise where you
really are, isn't it? -- Ernie Guul

Lancaster -- Euwh, a Karnhorn eunuch.  How awful. -- Oriana Pindar
P.S.  Maybe you could get some magician to put them back?

Our congratulations to Sif. -- Jorja and The Zoo

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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                                 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

REVOLUTION viciously subdued FIVE CARD HAMMER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SUGAR HILL GANG subdued GEROGE IGONO in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
TOBEORNOTTOBE savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome Title fight.
KUBLAI KHAN devastated DEAD MANS HAMMER in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
PANAMA OATS narrowly defeated FOUR EYES in a 2 minute master's competition.
LADY LUCK HAMMER vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
TWO PAIR HAMMER easily killed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TRUMP CARD HAMMER lost to ORIANA PINDAR in a 3 minute gruesome duel.
ERNIE GUUL vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DEVILS ADVOCATE won victory over SITTING BULL in a 1 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  3      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  16 -  1      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  25 -  4      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  14 -  1      42  |

Turn 227 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TOBEORNOTTOBE 280           8   2  0   90 TOTAL CHAOS (27)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LADY LUCK HAMMER 4826      11   8  0   61 GAMBLER HAMMERZ (525)
TOTAL PARRY      PANAMA OATS 6314           13  10  0   60 THE ZOO (703)
AIMED BLOW       FOUR EYES 281               8   5  0   55 TOTAL CHAOS (27)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KUBLAI KHAN 6309.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was REVOLUTION 6384.  The ten other most popular fighters were TOBEORNOTTOBE 
280, ORIANA PINDAR 6437, PANAMA OATS 6314, LADY LUCK HAMMER 4826, GEROGE IGONO 6412, 
KUBLAI KHAN 6309, SUGAR HILL GANG 6416, FOUR EYES 281, TRUMP CARD HAMMER 4878, and 
ERNIE GUUL 6436.

The least popular fighter this week was SITTING BULL 6432.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DEAD MANS HAMMER 4825, TWO PAIR HAMMER 4875, FIVE CARD HAMMER 
4877, DEVILS ADVOCATE 6403, ERNIE GUUL 6436, TRUMP CARD HAMMER 4878, FOUR EYES 281, 
SUGAR HILL GANG 6416, KUBLAI KHAN 6309, and GEROGE IGONO 6412.

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

SIF (71-3925) SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (403)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!