Date   : 08/13/2015    Duedate: 08/26/2015


DM-75    TURN-561

This Weeks Top Honors


(75-3592) [20-10-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STONEFALL                      MORTY PELLA
SAND DANCERS (67)              DEAD MEAT (326)
(75-3592) [20-10-0,101]        (75-3655) [6-0-0,75]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STONEFALL                      KARASENDRIETH
SAND DANCERS (67)              APOKOLIPS (321)
(75-3592) [20-10-0,101]        (75-3662) [0-5-0,9]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. APOKOLIPS (321)             28
2. CRITICALS (13)              16      CRITICALS (13)
3. SAND DANCERS (67)           12      Unchartered Team
4. DEAD MEAT (326)              6
5. WEIRD STUDENTS (325)         0      DEAD MEAT (326)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DEAD MEAT (326)            6   0  0  100   1/ 2 CRITICALS (13)            6  3 1
 2- 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (325)      13   7  0 65.0   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (67)         5  9 0
 3/ 3 CRITICALS (13)           174  98 11 64.0   3- 3*WEIRD STUDENTS (325)      4  1 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        %1126 %1575 32 41.7   4/ 4 APOKOLIPS (321)           3  6 0
 5/ 5 APOKOLIPS (321)           35  50  2 41.2   5/ 5*DEAD MEAT (326)           2  0 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!.  Say good-bye to SAND DANCERS, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the CRITICALS stable.  Hey everybody, watch 
out for HOUND ARCHON, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing MEADOWLARK 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten 
was ENCANTADORA, who dropped 5 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout 
with ANGRY LIGHTNING.  Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 
'Challenge me'!  SPIRALS made a Dark Arena Challenge against TREEMASTER this week.  
Well, everybody's pal SPIRALS moved his record to 22-2-1 by defeating TREEMASTER in 
the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 2 recognition points.  An apple a day keeps 
the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
afraid of the big bad SAND DANCERS.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, 
but catch APOKOLIPS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at 
running from SAND DANCERS.  And who is this MORTY PELLA you ask, with 75 points and a 
6-0-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  SPIRALS defied all odds and slew TREEMASTER in the Dark 
Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as TREEMASTER's meat is 
notoriously tough.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a 
very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the JADE MOUNTAIN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is 
that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEFALL 3592               20  10  0   101       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGRY LIGHTNING 3627         12   5  0    89       CRITICALS (13)
 MORTY PELLA 3655              6   0  0    75       DEAD MEAT (326)
-SECURE DEFENS 490             3   3  0    74       CRITICALS (13)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAN KANG 3569                13  25  0    64       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MEADOWLARK 3587              15  16  1    62       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ENCANTADORA 3620              8   8  0    61       APOKOLIPS (321)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOUND ARCHON 3617             9   9  0    55       APOKOLIPS (321)
-HORRIFYING ATTACK 3621        3   0  0    51       CRITICALS (13)
 PSYKLOP 3634                  6   5  1    43       APOKOLIPS (321)
-MESSY MATHEW 3644             3   1  0    41       WEIRD STUDENTS (325)
-SOUR SAM 3647                 3   1  0    40       WEIRD STUDENTS (325)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MS. SMOKEY MOON 3633          5   9  0    28       APOKOLIPS (321)
-ROUGH ROSI 3648               2   2  0    25       WEIRD STUDENTS (325)
-MOODY MARK 3645               3   1  0    24       WEIRD STUDENTS (325)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHI HO 3663                   4   2  0    19       SAND DANCERS (67)
 KARASENDRIETH 3662            0   5  0     9       APOKOLIPS (321)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 3673                0  1 0 CRITICALS 13         STORMFALL             561  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPIRALS butchered TREEMASTER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was slaughtered by STORMFALL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
STONEFALL demolished MING-CHANG THE SLY in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
ANGRY LIGHTNING devastated ENCANTADORA in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
MORTY PELLA bested HAN KANG in a action packed 2 minute gory brawl.
MEADOWLARK was bested by HOUND ARCHON in a 1 minute master's match.
PSYKLOP overcame BAHNING THE LAWYER in a 2 minute fight.
MS. SMOKEY MOON was overcome by ZELBAN SWORDBITER in a 2 minute melee.
CHI HO slimly won victory over KARASENDRIETH in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   3 -  1      81  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -   8 -  1      74  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  21 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   5 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 561 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    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   STONEFALL 3592             20  10  0  101 SAND DANCERS (67)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANGRY LIGHTNING 3627       12   5  0   89 CRITICALS (13)
STRIKING ATTACK  PSYKLOP 3634                6   5  1   43 APOKOLIPS (321)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STONEFALL 3592.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KARASENDRIETH 3662.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANGRY LIGHTNING 
3627, MORTY PELLA 3655, CHI HO 3663, PSYKLOP 3634, ENCANTADORA 3620, HAN KANG 3569, 

The least popular fighter this week was DA1 3673.  The other ten least popular 
3617, HAN KANG 3569, ENCANTADORA 3620, PSYKLOP 3634, CHI HO 3663, MORTY PELLA 3655, 

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

SPIRALS (75-3613) CRITICALS (13)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAMURAI 3119 (124-87-1)                9  3  0         GOLD STANDARD        

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAMSARA 3055 (56-39-0)                 3  3  0         GOLD STANDARD        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LEAPS INTO THE AIR 85 (57-41-2)        4  3  0         CRITICALS            

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SECURE DEFENS 490 (3-3-0)              6  3  0         CRITICALS            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLUE PLATE SPECIAL 3413 (7-0-1)        5  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HOUND ARCHON 3617 (8-9-0)              0  3  0         APOKOLIPS            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MORTY PELLA 3655 (4-0-0)               4  3  0         DEAD MEAT            
HORRIFYING ATTACK 3621 (3-0-0)         3  3  0         CRITICALS            
KRAC SHIELDBORN 3603 (1-0-0)           3  3  0         RUNEBLADES           
MESSY MATHEW 3644 (2-1-0)              3  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       
ROUGH ROSI 3648 (1-2-0)                2  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       
MOODY MARK 3645 (2-1-0)                0  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       
PSYKLOP 3634 (5-5-1)                   0  3  0         APOKOLIPS            
RUDE RICK 3646 (2-1-0)                 0  1  0  DEAD   WEIRD STUDENTS       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RATANTOUILLE 3453 (2-2-0)              6  3  0  DEAD   SHEWISH BUFFET       
KARASENDRIETH 3662 (0-4-0)             1  3  0         APOKOLIPS            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PATTY MELT 3660 (0-0-0)                1  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       

   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