Date   : 08/20/2015    Duedate: 09/02/2015


DM-74    TURN-567

This Weeks Top Honors


(74-4427) [22-27-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAND DANCERS (251)             LEARN TO ADD! (502)
(74-4427) [22-27-1,102]        (74-4049) [4-0-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOWBALL V                     KULVAR TEN KOGAN
HOMER'S PETS (520)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4357) [16-17-0,90]         (74-4437) [17-28-0,82]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (251)          17
2. LEARN TO ADD! (502)          9      MOB BOSSES (471)
3. MOB BOSSES (471)             8      Unchartered Team
4. THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)       0
5. GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)       0      LEARN TO ADD! (502)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MOB BOSSES (471)          26  10  0 72.2   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        4 11 1
 2- 3*GRIZZLED VETERANS (534)    3   2  0 60.0   2/ 5*LEARN TO ADD! (502)       3  0 0
 3- 4 GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)    31  21  0 59.6   3- 4 THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)    3  4 1
 4/ 6*LEARN TO ADD! (502)        4   3  0 57.1   4/ 7 MOB BOSSES (471)          2  0 0
 5/ 5 HOMER'S PETS (520)        56  55  2 50.5   5- 2 GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)    2  1 0
 6- 7 THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)    21  22  2 48.8   6/ 6 HOMER'S PETS (520)        2  1 0
 7/ 8 SAND DANCERS (251)       %1300 %1417 45 47.8   7- 8*GRIZZLED VETERANS (534)   1  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Coming up with a solid 1-0-0 outing, LEARN TO 
ADD! has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to 
walk out on the sands.  ELON LI was overcame by AL CAPONE and drops 2 points.  In 
front of all the crowds, RUVAN TEN ZHALEN took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I 
give the bum two weeks.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day 
keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that MOB BOSSES was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of MOB BOSSES' warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be 
funny, but catch LEARN TO ADD!'s act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly 
deft at running from MOB BOSSES.  NEWBIE MGR. of LEARN TO ADD! had better have a good 
reason for challenging down 9 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought NEWBIE 
MGR. showed great skill and promise when he overcame BAIKAL S'KREN.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time I'm on this 
circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUVAN TEN ZHALEN 4427        22  27  1   102       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUGSY SIEGEL 3442            13   4  0   132       MOB BOSSES (471)
-REGINALD FUNKENSTEIN 4461    10   2  0   120       THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)
-DUELMASTERS 3785             12   4  0   113       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 KOGAN DJIAN 4420             22  29  1    96       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWBALL V 4357              16  17  0    90       HOMER'S PETS (520)
 KULVAR TEN KOGAN 4437        17  28  0    82       SAND DANCERS (251)
-BIG SAL 4494                  6   0  0    71       THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEWBIE MGR. 4049              4   0  0    53       LEARN TO ADD! (502)
-CIVILIZATION 3942             8   2  0    51       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 AL CAPONE 3445                6   2  0    49       MOB BOSSES (471)
-BRIDGE 3783                   4   4  0    40       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
-DUPLICATE BRIDGE 4475         3   2  0    40       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 BAIKAL S'KREN 4501            7  15  0    36       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUCKY LUCIANO 3443            3   0  0    33       MOB BOSSES (471)
-DA1 4525                      1   0  1    33       THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)
-IACKE 4422                    3   2  0    31       GRIZZLED VETERANS (534)
-AGRICOLA 4496                 3   2  0    31       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 ELON LI 4517                  6   5  1    24       SAND DANCERS (251)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARLO GAMBINO 3546            2   1  0    15       MOB BOSSES (471)
-TONY ACCARDO 3545             2   1  0    14       MOB BOSSES (471)
-UNCLE FRANK 4490              3   3  1    13       THE FUNKENSTEINS (538)
-STUMPY 4500                   1   1  0     4       HOMER'S PETS (520)
-STOMPY 4487                   0   1  0     1       HOMER'S PETS (520)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEWBIE MGR. devastated BAIKAL S'KREN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SNOWBALL V lost to RUVAN TEN ZHALEN in a exciting 1 minute gory expert's Title battle.
KOGAN DJIAN slimly lost to KOMAR THE PENNILESS in a popular 2 minute mismatched brawl.
KULVAR TEN KOGAN defeated CHANDAR LO in a 3 minute mismatched match.
AL CAPONE devastated ELON LI in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   2 -  0      86  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        22 -  20 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 567 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    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   NEWBIE MGR. 4049            4   0  0   53 LEARN TO ADD! (502)
STRIKING ATTACK  AL CAPONE 3445              6   2  0   49 MOB BOSSES (471)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNOWBALL V 4357.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KULVAR TEN KOGAN 4437.  The ten other most popular fighters were KOGAN DJIAN 
4420, NEWBIE MGR. 4049, RUVAN TEN ZHALEN 4427, AL CAPONE 3445, SNOWBALL V 4357, 
BAIKAL S'KREN 4501, ELON LI 4517,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ELON LI 4517.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BAIKAL S'KREN 4501, SNOWBALL V 4357, AL CAPONE 3445, RUVAN TEN ZHALEN 
4427, NEWBIE MGR. 4049, KOGAN DJIAN 4420, KULVAR TEN KOGAN 4437,  0,  0, and  0.

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

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

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

Captains are responsible for:
    a.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to 
        participate under the banner of their alliance. The confirmation/verification 
        must occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participant's 
        declaration. (Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent lack 
        of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation in the Turf War.)
    b.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
    c.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate. (Note: Captains may, 
        if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
    a.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already 
        submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the 
        winning pool of prizes.)
    b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and alliance 
        they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter. Announcement made on 
        the D2 Forums or Chatzy will not be accepted.
        1.  No scores will be tabulated until two RSI Gift Certificates are received, 
            and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the 
            North Fork newsletter. NO EXCEPTIONS.
        2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in the North 
            Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the same or 
            subsequent newsletter by the alliance Captain they will represent.
        3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams or 
            aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager 
            disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so 
            be sure to take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain 
            not to run any other team warriors).
        4.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not properly 
            declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by 
            Turn 1.  In other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until 
            Turn 3 of the Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score 
            will not begin until Turn 3.  All conditions must be met before scoring 
            will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift Certificate received.
        5.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of the Turf 

For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War and settle any and all 
disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final. (Note: the intent is to have a 
very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are required from the 

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Considerations:
    a.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
    b.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If you 
        begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.  
        If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
    c.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance for 
        the Turf War VII. The minimum is two (2).
    d.  The Dark Arena may be used at any time without penalty.
    e.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the arena is 
        aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by the 
        gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be 
        asked to desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

     The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  All prizes, except the 
Endu Award listed below, and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be awarded to the 
Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  It is the 
responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  
     Moderators will submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at 
the completion of the contest for the non-Certificate prizes.
     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance.  
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        a.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        b.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
        c.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance 
            (warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at 
            least one DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
        d.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus 
            potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47, no more than two 
            skills per warrior.
        e.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who 
            fights in all 10 rounds AND at least 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus 
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47) (Endu Award).
        f.  Two additional random rollup sheets or rollup certs for each manager of 
            the winning alliance from RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee) 
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance 
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

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

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