DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/22/2010    Duedate: 07/19/2010

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-226

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HERCULES
AIR CANADA (635)
(73-5525) [9-1-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HERCULES                       BUTTERFLIES
AIR CANADA (635)               FIRST DATE (637)
(73-5525) [9-1-0,113]          (73-5535) [7-0-0,75]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SQUEEZE                        STUB BULL
BLACKMAIL (651)                THE BULLS (43)
(73-5788) [17-5-0,88]          (73-5485) [5-12-0,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MONGOL HORDE (658)          45
2. WAY BACK WHEN (659)         40      AIR CANADA (635)
3. H8 2 TXT (673)              37      Unchartered Team
4. SUE'S BOYS (632)            26
5. AIR CANADA (635)            24      FIRST DATE (637)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*FIRST DATE (637)           7   0  0  100   1/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)      11  4 0
 2/ 0*CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)     1   0  0  100   2/ 1 BLACKMAIL (651)          10  4 1
 3/ 0*POOR COMBINATIONS (665)    1   0  0  100   3/ 2*COLORS (675)              8  7 2
 4/ 0 AIR CANADA (635)          17   2  0 89.5   4/ 4*KNIGHT OF THE ABYS (674)  6  6 2
 5/ 0*WAY BACK WHEN (659)       13   2  1 86.7   5/ 0 MONGOL HORDE (658)        5  0 0
 6/ 0*THREE BLIND VICES (660)    4   1  0 80.0   6/ 5*H8 2 TXT (673)            5  8 0
 7/ 0 GASHOUSE GANG (622)       15   4  3 78.9   7/ 0 SUE'S BOYS (632)          4  1 0
 8/ 1 BLACKMAIL (651)           89  28  4 76.1   8/ 0*WAY BACK WHEN (659)       3  0 0
 9/ 0 MONGOL HORDE (658)        36  12  1 75.0   9/ 0 AIR CANADA (635)          2  0 0
10/ 0 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      14   5  1 73.7  10/ 0 SUPER STARS (629)         2  2 0
11/ 0 SUPER STARS (629)         25   9  3 73.5  11/ 0 PLAY BALL (623)           1  0 0
12/ 0 SUE'S BOYS (632)          36  15  4 70.6  12/ 0*FIRST DATE (637)          1  0 0
13/ 0 THE BULLS (43)           181  96 10 65.3  13/ 0*THREE BLIND VICES (660)   1  0 0
14/ 0 PLAY BALL (623)           24  13  4 64.9  14/ 0*POOR COMBINATIONS (665)   1  0 0
15/ 2*COLORS (675)              13  10  2 56.5  15/ 0*CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)    1  0 0
16/ 0 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      410 328 32 55.6  16/ 0 THE BULLS (43)            1  1 0
17/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)      105 106  4 49.8  17/ 0 GASHOUSE GANG (622)       1  1 0
18/ 5*H8 2 TXT (673)            10  12  1 45.5  18/ 0 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/ 4*KNIGHT OF THE ABYS (674)   9  12  3 42.9  19/ 0 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       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 646): RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 648): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 527): RAMSHORN of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 642): MAXIMILLIAN of VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 644): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 636): LIMA BEAN EXPRESS of FOOD FIGHT! (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 637): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 320): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 634): RINDEL of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 318): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 630): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 627): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 619): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 582): ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 296): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 290): BOGBANE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 509): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 496): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 476): BARLO CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 471): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 432): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 426): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 419): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 534): CORNELIUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 646): SPACEMARINES (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 648): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 527): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 642): DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 644): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 636): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 637): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 320): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 634): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 318): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 630): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 627): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 619): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 582): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 296): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 290): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 509): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 496): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (Stronghold?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 476): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 471): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 433): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 426): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 419): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 535): THE WILLBURYS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 645): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                          BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 527): RAMSHORN of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 643): BAABRA LAMMONT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
                           BRUAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 642): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 634): BIMBO SLICE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (turn 633): VINDOCOMUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 630): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          EAST TO WEST of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 426): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                      (turn 425): SUNSET THUNDER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ERINIKA to see 
what's new.  Too bad, BLACKMAIL, but MIDDLE WAY 18 was just too good to be stopped.  
MVP award for HERCULES?  AIR CANADA's proud of it after beating SQUEEZE and getting 
22 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  PANAMA OATS' match with DEATHFROMABOVE cost 
her a loss of 16 points!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit 
of...(!)  Oh well, welcome HERCULES.  Aren't AIR CANADA proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the 
Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  Like, is ADULTERY popular, or what?  She was 
challenged the most in all of ERINIKA!  She's got a 7-3-1, is that good?  YELLOW must 
not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged SARMINO TIELO.  9 
is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought YELLOW showed great 
skill and promise when he lost to SARMINO TIELO.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HERCULES 5525                 9   1  0   113       AIR CANADA (635)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-APPLE DANISH 5247            17   2  0   153       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      22  13  1   113       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 DEATH SUCKS 5719             27   7  0   107       BLACKMAIL (651)
-YANKEE DOODLE 3605           21  19  0   107       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 HINES WARD 5505              12   2  0   104       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
-SILVER BULL ION 5149         11   3  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
-CROSS CZECH 4008             14  14  2    98       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 POP KHAN 5757                 8   2  0    95       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 BEN ROTHLESBURGER 5504        9   3  0    92       SUE'S BOYS (632)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)
 CARPENTER 5553                8   0  1    91       GASHOUSE GANG (622)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SQUEEZE 5788                 17   5  0    88       BLACKMAIL (651)
 LILAS KEELER 5840            13   6  1    86       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 KENNY CHESNEY 5517            8   3  0    86       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
 STUB BULL 5485                5  12  0    81       THE BULLS (43)
 RIMN 5888                     8   3  0    77       BLACKMAIL (651)
 STINGER 5428                  7   3  1    76       PLAY BALL (623)
 BUTTERFLIES 5535              7   0  0    75       FIRST DATE (637)
 CHAKA KHAN 5760               8   3  0    67       MONGOL HORDE (658)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUN LIGHT 5489                8   2  1    66       SUPER STARS (629)
 SUN STROKE 5486               5   3  1    66       SUPER STARS (629)
-RED WING 5484                 4   0  0    66       PLAY BALL (623)
 BRAD PAISLEY 5520             6   2  1    65       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
 BEER KHAN 5755               10   4  0    64       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 SALINDA RENN 5743            14  20  0    62       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 GRIFFON 5523                  6   1  0    61       AIR CANADA (635)
 ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL 5502       7   3  2    60       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 ADULTERY 5890                 7   3  1    59       BLACKMAIL (651)
 SUN RAY 5490                  6   1  0    59       SUPER STARS (629)
 DEATHFROMABOVE 5766           4   1  0    57       WAY BACK WHEN (659)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTOR TAK 5783               10  16  0    56       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-SUN TZU 5488                  5   1  1    46       SUPER STARS (629)
 PANAMA OATS 5839             12   8  0    44       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-MARLIN 5426                   7   3  1    43       PLAY BALL (623)
 DUM BULL 5669                 7   2  0    43       THE BULLS (43)
 KHAN D. DATE 5756             6   3  0    42       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 SAM THE SHAFT 5762            4   1  1    42       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
 MAX STARKS 5850               3   0  1    38       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 BLACK 5916                    4   1  1    37       COLORS (675)
 KITTY 5765                    5   0  0    35       WAY BACK WHEN (659)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEROME BETTIS 5501            5   5  1    33       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-ROLEN 5422                    3   0  0    33       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-SEA KING 5524                 2   0  0    33       AIR CANADA (635)
-EDMONDS 5420                  2   2  0    31       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 WHITE 5921                    2   1  1    25       COLORS (675)
 SARMINO TIELO 5923            2   0  0    25       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 MORTIS 5910                   3   2  1    24       KNIGHT OF THE ABYSS (674)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVIL JESTER 5913              2   3  1    23       KNIGHT OF THE ABYSS (674)
 DRUGS 5767                    4   1  0    22       THREE BLIND VICES (660)
 BLUE 5917                     4   1  0    21       COLORS (675)
 PRODIGAL SUN 5851             1   0  0    20       SUPER STARS (629)
 KHAN KISSEDADOOR 5838         1   0  0    19       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 KK 5927                       1   0  0    17       H8 2 TXT (673)
 YELLOW 5915                   3   2  0    14       COLORS (675)
 MAJOR BRADBURY 5879           1   0  0    14       CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)
 BBIAB 5925                    1   0  0    13       H8 2 TXT (673)
 LAND-MINE HAOPSCOTCH 5857     1   0  0    13       POOR COMBINATIONS (665)
 SELVEN 5911                   3   2  1    12       KNIGHT OF THE ABYSS (674)
-RANGER 5659                   2   2  1     9       PLAY BALL (623)
 R U DMB 5905                  2   3  0     9       H8 2 TXT (673)
 LOLZIE 5904                   1   4  0     9       H8 2 TXT (673)
 ALUCARD 5914                  1   4  0     7       KNIGHT OF THE ABYSS (674)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUJOLS 5424                   1   1  1     5       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 GREEN 5922                    0   2  0     2       COLORS (675)
 L8R 5926                      0   1  0     1       H8 2 TXT (673)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BFF 4EVR 5906           2  2 1 H8 2 TXT 673         WHITE 5921            225   
OMGAOF 5908             0  1 0 H8 2 TXT 673         SELVEN 5911           222  NOT REVENGED
QUESTION MARK 5907      3  1 0 H8 2 TXT 673         BLACK 5916            225   
DAGGER 5912             0  1 0 KNIGHT OF THE AB 674 BFF 4EVR 5906         222  NONE
GLOBAL WARMING 5784     0  1 0 WORLDWIDE GORE 36    ELAYA                 226  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A Veteran Mercenary.  This is... thrilling, I guess.  At least he taught me a couple
of skills.  Hmm.  Maybe if he takes me to dinner--he pays--he'd have some good
stories to tell me about foreign places he's been? -- Lilas Keeler

The Fratsfa Slave?  This is boring. -- Panama Oats

Rimn -- Ouch. -- Ultor Tak
P.S.  Generally speaking.

Adultery -- Works for me!  After all, if the good men are all taken, what else can I
do? -- Salinda Renn

Alucard -- Well!  Thanks for letting me start well, maybe it will set up a bias. --
Sarmino Tielo

Our congratulations to Extortion, and glad to see the last of him. -- Jorja and the
Middle Way

And we salute Erinika's tourney participants, barely in time for the next tourney,
but salute them we do. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

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

GLOBAL WARMING was butchered by ELAYA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BLACK was vanquished by ADULTERY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
YELLOW was subdued by SARMINO TIELO in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
GREEN slimly lost to LOLZIE in a 2 minute gory novice's Challenge contest.
DEATH SUCKS subdued STUB BULL in a action packed 6 minute mismatched competition.
HERCULES overpowered SQUEEZE in a 2 minute one-sided Title struggle.
HINES WARD devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
KENNY CHESNEY overcame KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute melee.
LILAS KEELER slimly won victory over SUN STROKE in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
RIMN defeated SUN RAY in a 1 minute duel.
BEN ROTHLESBURGER vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CARPENTER overpowered VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided melee.
POP KHAN demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SALINDA RENN was devastated by STINGER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided battle.
BEER KHAN overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a popular 1 minute gruesome mismatched conflict.
CHAKA KHAN overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute uneven struggle.
SUN LIGHT viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.
BUTTERFLIES overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
GRIFFON beat THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute fight.
BRAD PAISLEY was overcome by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute competition.
PANAMA OATS was viciously subdued by DEATHFROMABOVE in a 2 minute gory bout.
ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute one-sided match.
JEROME BETTIS was handily defeated by ULTOR TAK in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
DUM BULL subdued WHITE in a 4 minute veteran vs. beginner fight.
KHAN D. DATE outlasted THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a dull 17 minute fight.
MAX STARKS overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
SAM THE SHAFT overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
EVIL JESTER was beaten by KITTY in a action packed 1 minute novice vs. master fray.
BLUE outlasted SELVEN in a 8 minute gory fight.
DRUGS won victory over PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute gory fray.
R U DMB was overpowered by MAJOR BRADBURY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MORTIS overpowered L8R in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ALUCARD was overpowered by BBIAB in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
PUJOLS was devastated by KK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KHAN KISSEDADOOR devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
PRODIGAL SUN devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
LAND-MINE HAOPSCOTCH overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 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                  16         TOTAL PARRY       23 -   7 -  0      77  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         AIMED BLOW         5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     17 -   8 -  0      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  17 -  2      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  18 -  2      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  2      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  12 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 226 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         4 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  6     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    HERCULES 5525               9   1  0  113 AIR CANADA (635)
TOTAL PARRY      DEATH SUCKS 5719           27   7  0  107 BLACKMAIL (651)
STRIKING ATTACK  POP KHAN 5757               8   2  0   95 MONGOL HORDE (658)
LUNGING ATTACK   SQUEEZE 5788               17   5  0   88 BLACKMAIL (651)
SLASHING ATTACK  STINGER 5428                7   3  1   76 PLAY BALL (623)
AIMED BLOW       CHAKA KHAN 5760             8   3  0   67 MONGOL HORDE (658)
PARRY-STRIKE     ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL 5502     7   3  2   60 SUE'S BOYS (632)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SQUEEZE 5788.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was STUB BULL 5485.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL 
5502, SUN LIGHT 5489, LILAS KEELER 5840, GRIFFON 5523, BRAD PAISLEY 5520, DRUGS 5767, 
GREEN 5922, SQUEEZE 5788, SUN STROKE 5486, and BEER KHAN 5755.

The least popular fighter this week was KHAN D. DATE 5756.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLUE 5917, PUJOLS 5424, ALUCARD 5914, L8R 5926, R U DMB 5905, 
DUM BULL 5669, JEROME BETTIS 5501, PANAMA OATS 5839, SALINDA RENN 5743, and SUN RAY 
5490.

                        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!

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be down south this year, located in Orlando, Florida on July 9-11, 
2010.  It will be held at the Courtyard Orlando International Drive, near Universal 
Studios and Sea World, and not far from the Disney parks.  The hotel is located at 
8600 Austrian Court, Orlando, 32819 (800-321-2211).  Rooms are $112/night, 1-2 
occupancy, and are listed under the Reality Simulations room block.  

The hotel features free parking and free high-speed wireless internet in all 
guestrooms.  The hotel has an pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center.  There's a Starbucks, 
a restaurant, and a little Market where you can get snacks and sandwiches all day and 
night.  There are tons of restaurants nearby on I-Drive.

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                                TROLL (7-4624) BIG BAD  
                       BARBARIAN (12-4783) SUPERIOR FORCES 22T  
                           RAMPAGE (32-5076) ANGELS OF PAIN  
                                HOOFA (68-8617) ALMOST  
                         SCUMMY BOY (73-3371) THE FAMILY TREE  
                         NIGHTBINDER (82-3120) FORGE OF FURY  
                           HEDWIG (82-11622) LUROCIAN XIII  
                           DOLAN (82-15864) WHETSTONE 2D II  
                       LOAD MASTER (82-15924) ARIZONA TRIP 2K2  
                             SNOTMONSTER (82-26261) NOSEY  
                    YELLOW SUBMARINE (82-26471) LBA:  BEATLEMANIA!  
                            CLUSTER (82-28582) HALF A WORD  
                        KINETIX (82-30489) SUPERIOR FORCES 706  
                            LUNG BUTTER (82-33462) 11405O  
                        WEBBED BEAUS (82-36458) DATING A FROG  
                        KATAMARI DAMACY (82-38613) COOL GAMES  
                           BEAVER (82-39056) ANIMAL'S FARM  
                       VITO BERTOLDO (82-41532) MEDAL OF HONOR  
                       CECIL BOLTON (82-42248) MEDAL OF HONOR V  
                      SOULTAKER (82-45716) FAIRLY ODD PEOPLE II  
                          HARVEY (82-46194) KELLUMBO'S K 06F  
                        PRISONER R09 (82-51085) DUNGEON CELL 4  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                        BLOODGAMES at the SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Summer FTF!  For those of 
you who always wanted the chance to manage the last warrior standing alive upon the 
arena sands, your day has come.  At the end of the ten turns, even though several 
warriors, bruised and scarred, MAY yet live, only one will be crowned Champion of the 
Bloodgames.  And in this game mere survival counts for little.  A great general once 
said, "The object of battle is not to die for your cause, but to make your enemy die 
for his."  This general would have greatly enjoyed the Duelmasters Bloodgames.  There 
will be two different arenas:

     DM 98:  for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies, and 
     DM 99:  for all managers, with one strategy for all ten rounds

Gameplay proceeds according to standard DM rules, except for a few notable exceptions: 

BLOODGAMES ROLLUP --  Your Bloodgames team is ten warriors, one of each fighting 
style, each warrior designed from scratch!  (All is 84 points, 3-21, as usual.)

DEATH -- As the name implies, the Bloodgames will leave the arena sands somewhat darker 
before they're over.  It's a dangerous sport intended only for the tough and spirited.  
The Arenamaster will be less likely to intercede on behalf of a dying warrior.  Even 
at a 1 kill desire, kill attempts will occur.

REPLACEMENTS AND ROLLUPS -- There will be no replacement characters.  

CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES -- In DM 98, there no regular challenges, only bloodfeuds.  
For DM 99, warriors may not change their strategy from round to round (to make it fair 
for those who could not attend the F-t-F).  There will be no DA challenges.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by Wednesday, July 7, else they are due by 9pm on Friday, at 
the hotel.  The Bloodgames will process at the FTF with the regular tournament.  

MISSED TURNS -- All warriors fight each round.  Only the dead may rest.

ERRORS -- If we make an input error, that warrior will be awarded a win and kill.  
Errors must be reported before the next turn processes.  

NEWSLETTER -- Warriors are ranked according to their number of kills.  Champions of 
Bloodgames may write a column for the newsletter at the end of the games. 

FEES -- A Bloodgames rollup costs a $10 set-up fee.  Managers may roll up more than 
one team but may run only one team in each arena.  The fee for all ten rounds is $49. 

AWARDS -- The Bloodgames last ten rounds.  Only warriors who survive to the end of 
Turn 10 will be eligible for an award.  However, a consolation award of a Bloodgames 
T-shirt will be awarded to the dead warrior with the most kills.

The living warrior with the greatest number of kills will be the Bloodgames Champion.  
Bloodgames Victor titles, 2nd and 3rd place, and Bloodgames Runner-up titles, 4th 
through 6th place, will be awarded to those living warriors with the greatest number 
of kills at the end of Turn 10, with one other important consideration:  Each of these 
six warriors must be of a different fighting style.  Win/loss records and, if 
necessary, recognition points will only be used to determine awards if there is a tie.  

A Bloodgames T-shirts will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most kills.

The Bloodgames Champion fights for free in Advanced Duelmasters, and all Champions and 
Victors earn Tournament Victor status, which allows them to challenge once per turn 
with increased priority.  These awards last for six months.  The manager of the 
Bloodgames Champion, Victors, and Runners-up will receive Bloodgames T-shirts.

AFTERMATH -- Warriors from the Bloodgames may not transfer to any other arena.  Once 
the games are over, the arena and teams will be disbanded.  The fighters have won 
their freedom and will never more be seen in the gladiatorial games.  A special bonus 
will, however, be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place warriors.  Lady Sheila 
Greywand, of the Isle of the Eye, has consented to allow the top three surviving 
gladiators in each Bloodgames admission to the Advanced Duelmasters Games.  Any 
special training required to qualify those three warriors for Advanced Duelmasters 
combat will be conducted before transfer into A.D.  Astute managers will note that 
this means a slim, but possible chance that a warrior designed from scratch will 
survive the Bloodgames, win one of the top three places, and go on to glory in A.D.  
That warrior could be yours!

         The challenge is yours to take.  The final plans are yours to make.  
          When the dust settles, remember:  To the victor goes the spoils!