DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/16/2008    Duedate: 07/29/2008

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-40

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

E.E. CUMMINGS
LITERATE LOONS (40)
(81-219) [21-19-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHAUCER                        GROND
DARQUE AGES (29)               CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
(81-164) [19-21-1,130]         (81-80) [5-4-1,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LLUD                           FURIOUS FOX
CLAN LONGBEARD (39)            FURRY FURY (25)
(81-216) [19-21-2,99]          (81-143) [3-4-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LA PENTARCHIE (11)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)        75
2. CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)         54      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
3. WARMASTERS (15)             47      Unchartered Team
4. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)        39
5. THE DRAUGS (17)             28      CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     127  73  1 63.5   1/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       10  4 0
 2- 2*VIRTUES (72)              22  13  0 62.9   2/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     10  5 0
 3/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       122  76  5 61.6   3/13 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      9  6 1
 4/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    121  79  3 60.5   4/11*CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       9  6 0
 5/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)         116  83  2 58.3   5/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)          9  6 0
 6/ 7 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     109  86  6 55.9   6/ 5 WARMASTERS (15)           8  6 1
 7/ 8 FUCHI OWNED (54)         100  84  4 54.3   7/17 THE DRAUGS (17)           8  6 0
 8/ 9 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       97  85  4 53.3   8/ 3 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        8  7 1
 9/10 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      94  86  4 52.2   9/ 6 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     8  7 0
10/11 RODENT CLAN (37)          77  72  4 51.7  10/ 8 LITERATE LOONS (40)       8  7 0
11/13 THE DRAUGS (17)          101  96  4 51.3  11/16 FUCHI OWNED (54)          7  5 0
12/12 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      102  98  7 51.0  12/ 4 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       7  8 1
13/14 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      100 100  4 50.0  13/10 KATHOUSE (3)              7  8 0
14/19*CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       22  23  1 48.9  14/ 9 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      7  8 0
15/16 LITERATE LOONS (40)       96 103  2 48.2  15/18 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    6  8 0
16/18 WARMASTERS (15)           94 104  9 47.5  16/12 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       6  9 1
17/17 KATHOUSE (3)              93 104  3 47.2  17/22 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       5 10 1
18/21 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    77 101  5 43.3  18/19 BLADE MAGES (66)          4  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     22  29  2 43.1  19/20 AARP (41)                 4  5 0
20/22 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        86 114  9 43.0  20/23 RODENT CLAN (37)          3  3 0
21/15*FURRY FURY (25)           12  16  3 42.9  21/15*FURRY FURY (25)           3  8 1
22/23 AARP (41)                 74 105  9 41.3  22/21 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     3  8 0
23/25 BLADE MAGES (66)          27  53  2 33.8  23-14*VIRTUES (72)              2  3 0
24-24 CELTIC PRIDE (73)         27  53  2 33.8  24/26 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        1  2 0
25/26 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        29  63  1 31.5  25-27 RUSH REBORN (74)          1  4 0
26-27 RUSH REBORN (74)          10  47  2 17.5  26-25 CELTIC PRIDE (73)         0 10 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Note -- Sorry Llud still is still celebrating his win.  This is the second half of a
spotlight I wrote for Lapur when Shadowspire was opening, I should have posted it
here as well.

     Off in the distance the sunset made the mountains tops glow of bright red and
orange.  If you didn't know any better you would swear the peaks of the Shadowspire
mountains were aglow in flames.
     A man of average height and a dwarf walked along the side of the muddy path that
appeared to be a road.  They both wore dark brown cloaks that covered their dark
pants and white shirts bearing an embroidered "V" on the pocket.  Off in the distance
they could finally see the faint twinkle of lights.
     It had been days since they had received orders to travel to Shadowspire.  Once
there, they were to find out if the rumors of a new arena opening were true or just
folly.  An hour later they finally reached the outskirts of Shadowspire.  Quietly
walking the streets the only thing that could be heard was faint music and laughter
from a nearby Inn.  "This place looks like a ghost town," grumbled the dwarf.  "It
must be a rumor."
     "Rhuw it is late don't jump to conclusions," calmly replied his partner shaking
his head.  "We need to find a room."
     "You're right Gar," he answered as they headed towards the Inn they had just
passed, to try and find a room for the night.  Inside the Inn, it looked as though
things were quieting down.  The two headed over to see the Keep.
     "Excuse me sir, do you have a room for the night," asked Gar politely.
     "Yes sir, I have one room left," answered the Keep.  "You're lucky it is a
double as well."
     "Excellent," smiled Gar as the Keep handed him the key to the room.
     "Up the stairs and to the left, third door on the right."
     Rhuw interjected, "We have heard rumors that the Gladiatorial Commission is
opening a new arena here.  Is this true?"
     "Ohh yes sir, that is why business is so good," grinned the Keep.  "I believe it
is scheduled to open soon."
     "Very good," replied Rhuw.

     Early the next morning, Gar woke to his dwarven friend's loud snoring.  Climbing
out of bed he walked to the window to look outside.  He was somewhat surprised to see
that the "ghost town" of the night before was now bustling with activity.  "Perhaps
this rumor is true," he thought to himself.  Tired of hearing the snoring coming from
across the room, he reached down and grabbed a boot and threw it at Rhuw, hitting him
in the chest.  "Wake up!  You sound like a bear in heat."
     Rhuw sat straight up still half asleep, "Yes mum I am up."
     Hearing this caused Gar to chuckle and reply in his best motherly voice, "Hurry
up sonny boy."
     Rubbing his eyes and blinking to focus, Rhuw was now awake enough to see Gar and
grumbled back, "Damn you, it's a good thing we are friends."
     "Oh hurry up.  We need to get to the commission office and verify that the rumor
is true.  Then get a message sent to the boss in Lapur.  After that we will need to
get everything squared away to form a new guild here," impatiently rambled his
friend.
     "Okay okay, now you really are starting to sound like my mother," smirked Rhuw
in return.
                            -----------------------------
     Sitting at his desk in the basement office of his Lapurian guild house, The
Visionist had spent the last few days trying to make heads or tails of the disaster
that was his office.  His desk was covered with huge stacks of parchments, stacked so
high they were teetering on the edge of toppling over at any minute.  The air was
still stale and a bit damp, with years of dust still covering everything.
     "Jeez , I swear I don't remember there being this much paperwork when I was last
here," he wondered to himself.
     Suddenly the door at the top of the stairs flew open and Kalimac came thundering
down shouting, "Sir a messenger just delivered this!"
     Rushing over to the desk, Kalimac stopped just in time.  Reaching over the desk
to hand the message to his boss, he bumped into the desk slightly.  One of the stacks
shifted and leaned a little further.
     Kalimac held his breath, afraid to move an inch, then relaxed and exhaled a deep
breath.  "Whew that was close."  His exhale shifted the top page on one of the stacks
of papers and an avalanche slowly came to life.  Like dominoes, one pile after
another slowly tipped over, falling into the next.  Kalimac lets out an, "Ohh
shhhhhhhhh--" before the sound of rustling paper drowned out his voice and the room
slowly filled with a cloud of flying papers and dust.  The whirlwind of paper and
dust seemed to last for an eternity, but in reality it was no more than a half of a
minute.
     Kalimac stood by the desk cringing in disbelief.  Expecting to hear a roar from
behind the desk, he instead heard a faint chuckle and opened his eyes.  In front of
him he saw the manager surrounded in paper up to his knees and covered in dust.  The
chuckle suddenly became a hearty laugh, as he watched the last floating pieces of
paper comes to rest around the room.
     Kalimac couldn't help himself and began to laugh and managed to studder out, "I
aaa, I am so sorry sir."
     "Ohhh, it's ok." chuckled the manager as he closed his eyes and shook the dust
from his hair.  "You do realize who will be cleaning this mess up now don't you," he
added with a grin.
     "Yes I know," solemnly nodded Kalimac before adding.  "What of the message sir?"
     "Ohh yes I forgot," he replied before leaning back in his chair and breaking the
seal on the scroll.

Sir,
     The rumor is true.  Your directions in this matter are being implemented
immediately.  Don't worry sir, we have everything under control.
          Gar

     "Is it true?" queried Kalimac wide eyed and impatient.
     Stoically the manager looked up, "Please tell Dirmael I need to speak with him,
then don't you have some cleaning to do?"
     Nodding he turned to deliver the message to his friend and new guild leader.
     The manager called out to him as he reached the bottom of the stairs, "Get the
boys to help you clean up this mess.  That way you have more time organizing all
these parchments for me while I am in Shadowspire."
     Kalimac stopped in his tracks, turned back and smiled at his boss, then hurried
up the stairs to deliver the message and find the young men of the guild.

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in SHADOWSPIRE!  I still haven't told Mom I'm 
writing Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Uncool, VIRTUES.  I mean 
0-0-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed to fight?  I say use 'em for training 
practice!  What was the name of that team who got 4-1-0 this turn for a total 22-23-1 
you ask?  (Sure)  CLUB CUTTHROAT's their name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award 
for GROND?  CLUB CUTTHROAT's proud of him after beating MARTIN LUTHER and getting 21 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  PO'D PANDA got smashed by BOOGER STANG, and 
lost 19 points!  Like, E.E. CUMMINGS must be pretty gutsy!  He challenged the 
Duelmaster from CLAN LONGBEARD.  Does this guy have a death wish or what!  And I was 
just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome E.E. 
CUMMINGS.  Aren't LITERATE LOONS proud.  (Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy that said 
SHADOWSPIRE's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Dripping Blade?  Don't look at 
me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  BIG LAKE 
OUTCASTS was SHADOWSPIRE's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is 
there some deep dark secret why OF WOLF AND MAN's been avoiding BIG LAKE OUTCASTS so 
much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is MCKAMY popular, or what?  She 
was challenged the most in all of SHADOWSPIRE!  She's got a 4-4-0, is that good?  For 
sure, I was holding my breath when I found out FELIX challenged ONYX.  After all, 
haven't WARMASTERS and FUCHI OWNED had a long standing duel in SHADOWSPIRE?  It 
wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but ONYX wants me to write about it since 
she was defeated by FELIX.  Satisfied?  NIGHTBANE must not be a good enough fighter 
to get in fair fights.  It challenged MOOSE DROOL.  14 is a big difference.  (Well, 
that's what they tell me.) I thought NIGHTBANE showed great skill and promise when it 
bested MOOSE DROOL.  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?  Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  PAULY'S PET BODLE returns from the Dark 
Arena, maybe a "little upset" at his AMERICAN MUSCLE teammates...  IMPORT-EXPORT 
bloodfeuded (is that a word?) HORSE for revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it 
really worth it?  PETRARCH really fought hard against KARCH.  That'll teach CULT OF 
BACCHUS not to go and kill any of DARQUE AGES' guys again, huh!  What if they had a 
fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 E.E. CUMMINGS 219            21  19  0   111       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAUCER 164                  19  21  1   130       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ORC CHOPS 490                17  11  0   118       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 GUTENBERG 167                24  16  0   117       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LUTHERIUS 562                15   7  2   113       WARMASTERS (15)
 ANGUS 217                    21  19  1   112       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           21   4  0   110       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 DAGRDRAUG 297                19  19  0   106       THE DRAUGS (17)
 FELIX 437                    19  11  0   103       WARMASTERS (15)
 THE CLAPPER 589              11   6  0   100       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 LLUD 216                     19  21  2    99       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CRIMSON 122                  20  20  1    95       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             27  13  0    94       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HARDRADA 353                 24  13  0    94       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 NIGHTBANE 377                23  12  0    92       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CELEGDRAUG 107               20  20  0    92       THE DRAUGS (17)
 FLOR 263                     23  13  0    91       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76             20  20  3    91       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400          19  15  1    90       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 INDIA 391                    24  11  0    89       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 HUNTER 120                   16  24  2    88       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 DESIREE 577                  13   6  0    87       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 TYRA 416                     22  11  0    84       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 BARON STONEWALL 85           20  20  2    84       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 SPONGE BATH 226              16  24  2    84       AARP (41)
 DEXTER 452                   19  11  0    82       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 ONYX 453                     17  14  0    82       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 HORSE 610                     9   5  2    79       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614         8   5  0    79       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BORNE 214                    18  22  1    78       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CHROMIAN 40                  18  20  1    75       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-THE MAD RATTER 523           12   4  0    73       RODENT CLAN (37)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225          15  25  1    72       AARP (41)
 MOOSE DROOL 563              11  11  0    69       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 DOMINATRIX 583               12   5  1    68       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 GRATH 581                    12   5  0    67       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUPACABRON 284              13  25  1    66       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 FALSE TEETH 521              13  13  2    63       AARP (41)
-PRUDENTIA 654                 6   1  0    61       VIRTUES (72)
 MORTE D'AMOUR 528            12  13  1    59       BLADE MAGES (66)
 PETRARCH 579                  7  11  0    58       DARQUE AGES (29)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ETHER BUNNY 517               7  10  0    56       RODENT CLAN (37)
 TABITHA 682                   5   3  0    55       KATHOUSE (3)
 BRUTUS 616                    7   6  0    52       WARMASTERS (15)
 CHRELD 525                   10  15  0    51       BLADE MAGES (66)
 GROND 80                      5   4  1    50       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
-CORK 664                      9   7  0    47       CELTIC PRIDE (73)
 BOOGER STANG 78               3   6  0    44       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
-PLASMA CUTTER 626             5   5  0    43       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 WARG 582                     12   5  0    42       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 KARCH 584                     6  10  1    38       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-FIRMITAS 657                  5   2  0    38       VIRTUES (72)
 WARDEN KINCHLOE 82            4   5  0    37       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 GIGI DIVINE 613               7   5  0    36       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 KOBE 683                      7   1  0    34       KATHOUSE (3)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XINU 642                      5   4  1    33       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 HUGH CAPET 690                3   4  1    33       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MAHARION 725                  2   1  0    33       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PAULY'S PET BODLE 746         1   0  1    33       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 SCARRO 602                    8   7  1    32       WARMASTERS (15)
 PO'D PANDA 147                4   3  1    32       FURRY FURY (25)
 BALL-PEEN 628                 5   6  0    30       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 '67 FIREBIRD 645              7   2  0    29       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
-SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595         5   1  2    29       RODENT CLAN (37)
-LIMELIGHT 673                 4   8  1    29       RUSH REBORN (74)
 THUNDERSAW 648                4   6  0    29       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 SUREDRAUG 689                 3   4  0    28       THE DRAUGS (17)
 MARTIN LUTHER 718             3   1  0    27       DARQUE AGES (29)
-LIMRICK 661                   5  11  0    26       CELTIC PRIDE (73)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597             5  11  0    26       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-GALWAY 659                    4  12  2    26       CELTIC PRIDE (73)
 RAPAX JUNIOR 638              4   7  0    26       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698           4   2  0    25       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 RHINO 708                     3   2  0    25       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
-SHANNON 662                   4  12  0    24       CELTIC PRIDE (73)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAR 707                      4   1  1    23       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 MARY ELLEN 694                3   4  0    22       KATHOUSE (3)
 RECRUDESCENCE 81              6   3  0    21       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 MIRADRAUG 688                 4   3  0    21       THE DRAUGS (17)
 FURIOUS FOX 143               3   4  0    20       FURRY FURY (25)
-FREEWILL 675                  2   5  0    20       RUSH REBORN (74)
 KRISTEN 741                   1   0  0    20       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
-GRAVITAS 658                  4   3  0    19       VIRTUES (72)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AWL 627                       3   7  1    19       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
-INDUSTRIA 656                 4   3  0    18       VIRTUES (72)
 GERTH 665                     3   6  1    18       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-SLEDGE 629                    3   7  0    18       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
-VERMINDERELLA 605             4   1  0    17       RODENT CLAN (37)
 DEADMAN'S FLOAT 375           3   2  0    17       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 MCKAMY 684                    4   4  0    16       KATHOUSE (3)
 '69 STINGRAY 736              1   1  0    16       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747           1   0  0    15       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 P.G. WODEHOUSE 709            4   1  1    14       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 ORNERY OCELOT 144             3   4  0    13       FURRY FURY (25)
-SEVERITAS 655                 3   4  0    13       VIRTUES (72)
 SCRIMSHAW 742                 1   0  1    13       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 H.P. LOVECRAFT 692            2   5  0    11       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 ALICIA CURLBRAID 723          2   2  0     8       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 GRALTER GROTT-SON 724         2   2  0     8       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 GUTHUATER 720                 2   2  0     8       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 '70 CHARGER R/T 745           1   0  0     8       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 PERFECTO VILLIANOUS 714       1   3  0     6       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 NERO 733                      1   1  1     5       WARMASTERS (15)
 RED HOOK 735                  1   1  0     4       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
-FORCE TEN 674                 0   4  0     4       RUSH REBORN (74)
-GARRY OWEN 712                0   4  0     4       CELTIC PRIDE (73)
-MISSION 695                   0   3  0     3       RUSH REBORN (74)
 HARP 744                      0   1  0     1       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 BECK 743                      0   1  0     1       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
-MARATHON 727                  0   1  0     1       RUSH REBORN (74)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HIP SURGERY 697         0  3 0 AARP 41              BEAR 707               37   
DOWNTOWN BROWN 477     14 12 1 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5    HUNTER 120             37  REVENGED
KILT LIFTER 722         1  2 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5    XINU 642               39   
PHINEAS 732             0  2 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    SCRIMSHAW 742          40   
SHEWISH GIANT           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           PAULY'S PET BODLE 746  40  NONE
CHARLAMAGNE 670         2  2 0 DARQUE AGES 29       KARCH 584              36  JUST REVENGED
ERICA ROSE 701          2  4 0 KATHOUSE 3           GERTH 665              40   
ALICE 637               6  4 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     HORSE 610              39  JUST REVENGED
LE DEPECEUR 699         0  2 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     HUGH CAPET 690         36  JUST REVENGED
DAGARAD 740             0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   CONVICTED THIEF        40  NONE
GORILLA 731             0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   NERO 733               39   
AMERICAN MOUSLE 739     0  1 0 RODENT CLAN 37       SPYMASTER              40  NONE
DRILL PRESS 630         6  4 1 WOODY'S WORKSHOP 69  PO'D PANDA 147         39   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Damn Horse!  I shouldn't have given the name of my daughter to a warrior.  Now I feel
bad about Alice, and with the holidays coming, I won't even be able to replace
her....  Well...at least I can bloodfeud. -- Le Pentarque

Thanks Maharion.  Turn 39 was brighter for you than for me!  Let's hope we can both
win one day, and fight again, but for the throne! -- Guthuater

The downchallenger will be downchallenged, I guess.  What do you think, Grath? --
Rat-Loving Cat

Balliol -- Hey you were ranked higher with less FE.  You should feel more comfortable
now you are down with warriors more your skill level! -- Chromian

Darque -- Two Turns without a BF!  I am rather shocked. -- DeGotti

Ale House Mercs -- I guess I got a little carried away!  I hope your replacement is a
good one! -- Xinu

Drill Press -- You mess with the Panda and Skadoosh.  Why am I PO'd?  Too little
meds, a shortage of bamboo, or maybe.... -- PO'd Panda

Hey Panda -- Shut it gimp. -- Ornery Ocelot

Whoa, whoa, boys save it for the sands. -- Grimm

Gigi Divine -- Pfft, stand there like a rock.  I shall see you again soon enough. --
Foxy

All -- Someone named Hal at the GC, keeps misplacing the team's weekly quotes. --
Visionist

Powder Hound -- Very impressive. -- Borne

McBain -- Why you dodge riposting son of a Convincian. -- Llud

Dagrdraug -- I swear I wasn't head hunting, it's because you are so short. -- Angus

Onyx -- Bit off more than your could chew did ya. -- Slim

Kobe -- You looked a bit worried the third time. -- Gerth

Balliol Blackmoon -- Another upstart raping me of skills. -- Borne

India -- I had a blast, hope to see you again soon. -- Llud

Import-Export -- A little luck goes a long way.  Hope the arm heals up. -- Angus

McBain -- I couldn't say it any better than Llud.  You skill raping.... -- Slim

'67 442 -- Surprise surprise surprise, thanks for my first win. -- Gerth

All -- Slim is the second member of Clan Longbeard to receive his invite and will be
retiring as many will do.  Here are his particulars, 15-9-7-17-9-12-15 Striker,
Broadsword, Mod/High, Bash tactic, Parry skills.  He only used the BS a couple times
and did nothing special with it.  He learned 66 skills in 28 fights, more than half
were Attack and Decise, so the Parry fav didn't really hurt him. -- Visionist

Chaucer -- Another butt kicking, just what I needed. -- Borne

The Clapper -- You're falling back down the ranks as fast as you moved up. -- Llud

Flor -- I thought I had you for a second.  Well fought. -- Angus

Laith -- Hope you enjoy your retirement as much as I do. -- Slim

Force Ten -- Don't give up.  I lost five in a row before I finally got a win. --
Gerth

McBain -- Congrats on your invite, but you did have to use me as your going away beat
down. -- Borne

Nightbane -- I finally beat a Golem! -- Llud

Gutenberg -- You would think two incredible, two terrific and one devastating blow
would be enough to take down anyone, but not you. -- Angus

Alicia Curlbraid -- Please no jokes about a me running out of gas before you. --
Gerth

Red Hook -- A little game of "I can top that".  Till we meet again. -- Phineas

All -- Sorry, I suck for not writing a duelmaster column. -- Powder Hound/Pauly

All -- I never really gave the send off to my two recent and only graduates from this
arena, Powder Hound and Natty Light.  I'll include Downtown Brown even though he died
because those three guys were responsible for greatly improving my record, which is
already suffering since they have left.
Powder Hound (LU): 15-6-11-21-17-3-11, master in init, att, and def, expert in dec.
LO, low/high, Lunge, and learned defense.
Natty Light (ST): 11-10-11-17-10-14-11 (got great damage), master in dec, ad ex in
init, att, expert in riposte, War Flail, low/low, lunge (w/ war flail!?) and learned
parry skills
Downtown Brown (my first OTP ever): 11-12-6-15-17-8-15 master in parry, ex in rip,
att, and def (1 skill from ad ex in case).
I'll miss these guys, they were all fun reads, and great warriors.  Now I'm back to
rebuilding so hopefully I can keep my head above .500. -- Pauly

Kellumbo -- Yeah, I haven't been doing strats or paying attention to anybody except
Powder Hound the last few turns, and I just realized that Moose Drool has run into
all three of your scums the last three turns.  I did avoid you with him this turn,
but I also challenged your lunger so we'll see what happens.  If your lunger beats
him, just make sure and kill him, 'cause I've been toying with the idea anyway. --
Pauly

Hooray for me!  I actually wrote personals for the first time in a heck of a long
time.  I was gonna blame it on the girl I've been dating, but I was already being a
dead beat about writing personals before that.  It doesn't help though. -- Pauly

8 July 2008
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                                      ALLIANCES
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                                      ALASTARI
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                                 *TURF WAR VI RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2008 (10 turns)

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 alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
            (DM 47) newsletter.
        2.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their
            alliance;
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate
        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 a Gift Certificate is received.
                   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
                   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 from the Turf War (so be sure to take any
                   multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams that do not properly
                   declare 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 scoring
                   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.

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge        +2     -2     +5       -5
Match Up         +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud        +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*     +10     -5     xx       xx
*After 2nd win, warrior scores no points for wins

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2
Style Master                                     +2
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 be in the Adepts bracket or lower on the turn they are
         declared, and may NOT have gone above Adepts level at any time; this
         includes teams transferred into North Fork for the Turf War.

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 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 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points for TVs and TCs 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 seven (7) teams allowed per alliance for the
            Turf War.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
            without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is a "winner take all" contest.  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance.  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.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters (one 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 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 manager who fights in all 10 rounds
            AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a living
            warrior from (DM 47)
These awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee) within 4
turns of the end of TW VI.

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.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

Contest will begin in November following the Fall Mail In Tournament.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PAULY'S PET BODLE viciously butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AMERICAN MOUSLE was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
RAT-LOVING CAT subdued HUGH CAPET in a 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.
IMPORT-EXPORT won victory over HORSE in a popular 3 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
PETRARCH overpowered KARCH in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
ORC CHOPS devastated FLOR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
E.E. CUMMINGS beat LLUD in a popular 2 minute master's Challenge Title brawl.
ANGUS viciously subdued INDIA in a action packed 2 minute expert's Challenge melee.
LUTHERIUS overpowered DEXTER in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CHROMIAN was overpowered by CRIMSON in a 2 minute uneven Challenge match.
DESIREE overpowered FALSE TEETH in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
FELIX devastated ONYX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
NIGHTBANE demolished MOOSE DROOL in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BORNE was narrowly defeated by TYRA in a popular 3 minute master's Challenge conflict.
LIAM O'FLAHERTY was outlasted by WARG in a crowd boring 8 minute Challenge struggle.
'67 FIREBIRD unbelievably bested FURIOUS FOX in a 6 minute Challenge bout.
XINU bested MARY ELLEN in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
WARDEN KINCHLOE luckily beat RAPAX JUNIOR in a exciting 1 minute Challenge match.
GROND overpowered MARTIN LUTHER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
RECRUDESCENCE was outwaited by KOBE in a slow 14 minute Challenge bout.
ERICA ROSE was dispatched by GERTH in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
ORNERY OCELOT was handily defeated by THUNDERSAW in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BEAR overpowered GUTHUATER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
NERO was overpowered by '69 STINGRAY in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MAHARION vanquished MCKAMY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GRON DA CAVEMAN was demolished by CHAUCER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MCBAIN vanquished CHUPACABRON in a 2 minute one-sided fray.
DAGRDRAUG handily defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
EDWARD GOREY beat BARON STONEWALL in a 6 minute veteran's fight.
GUTENBERG unbelievably bested THE CLAPPER in a exciting 3 minute one-sided fray.
HUNTER was subdued by HARDRADA in a exciting 4 minute brutal veteran's fight.
CELEGDRAUG overpowered LONG NOSE HAIRS in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
SPONGE BATH bested GRATH in a crowd pleasing 2 minute one-sided duel.
DOMINATRIX savagely defeated MORTE D'AMOUR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal match.
BALLIOL BLACKMOON overcame VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute fight.
PO'D PANDA was narrowly defeated by BOOGER STANG in a 2 minute match.
TABITHA handily defeated SUREDRAUG in a 1 minute uneven match.
CHRELD overpowered RYAK RAZORSAW in a 1 minute uneven bout.
BALL-PEEN was overpowered by BRUTUS in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
GIGI DIVINE unbelievably bested SCARRO in a popular 6 minute match.
MIRADRAUG subdued H.P. LOVECRAFT in a 1 minute duel.
RHINO vanquished PERFECTO VILLIANOUS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
P.G. WODEHOUSE overcame HARP in a 1 minute amateur's duel.
DEADMAN'S FLOAT defeated BECK in a crowd pleasing 2 minute novice's brawl.
ALICIA CURLBRAID was overcome by '68 ROAD RUNNER in a 3 minute novice's conflict.
GRALTER GROTT-SON was overpowered by KRISTEN in a popular 1 minute one-sided fight.
PHINEAS was slaughtered by SCRIMSHAW in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
RED HOOK was outlasted by '70 CHARGER R/T in a 9 minute beginner's competition.
DAGARAD was murdered by CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 20         TOTAL PARRY      102 -  72 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     16         LUNGING ATTACK    99 -  81 -  4      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         SLASHING ATTACK   64 -  56 -  2      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         PARRY-LUNGE       32 -  31 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         STRIKING ATTACK  108 - 114 - 11      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        59 -  67 -  3      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         BASHING ATTACK    55 -  80 -  2      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  19 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  54 -  2      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  23 -  1      28  |

Turn  40 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:

TOTAL PARRY       11 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  9     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  7         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         5 -  5                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  4                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      E.E. CUMMINGS 219          21  19  0  111 LITERATE LOONS (40)
SLASHING ATTACK  ORC CHOPS 490              17  11  0  118 FUCHI OWNED (54)
TOTAL PARRY      GUTENBERG 167              24  16  0  117 DARQUE AGES (29)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUTHERIUS 562              15   7  2  113 WARMASTERS (15)
AIMED BLOW       FELIX 437                  19  11  0  103 WARMASTERS (15)
BASHING ATTACK   THE CLAPPER 589            11   6  0  100 FUCHI OWNED (54)
WALL OF STEEL    HARDRADA 353               24  13  0   94 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
STRIKING ATTACK  HORSE 610                   9   5  2   79 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LLUD 216.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FURIOUS FOX 143.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCARRO 602, HORSE 610, RED 
HOOK 735, THE CLAPPER 589, ANGUS 217, LLUD 216, HUNTER 120, DEADMAN'S FLOAT 375, 
BORNE 214, and SPONGE BATH 226.

The least popular fighter this week was KOBE 683.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WARG 582, RECRUDESCENCE 81, LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698, '70 CHARGER R/T 745, 
EDWARD GOREY 222, DAGARAD 740, PHINEAS 732, '68 ROAD RUNNER 747, BECK 743, and 
PERFECTO VILLIANOUS 714.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

E.E. CUMMINGS (81-219) LITERATE LOONS (40)
HARDRADA (81-353) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

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

MCBAIN (81-318) FUCHI OWNED (54)