DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/30/2008    Duedate: 08/12/2008

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-41

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHAUCER
DARQUE AGES (29)
(81-164) [20-21-1,144]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHAUCER                        PO'D PANDA
DARQUE AGES (29)               FURRY FURY (25)
(81-164) [20-21-1,144]         (81-147) [4-4-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LLUD                           ORC CHOPS
CLAN LONGBEARD (39)            FUCHI OWNED (54)
(81-216) [19-22-2,87]          (81-490) [18-11-0,131]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)         55
2. OF WOLF AND MAN (57)        45      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
3. BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)      39      Unchartered Team
4. WARMASTERS (15)             38
5. AARP (41)                   32      FURRY FURY (25)

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)     128  77  1 62.4   1/ 3 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     10  5 1
 2/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       124  78  5 61.4   2/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)          9  6 0
 3/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    124  81  3 60.5   3/11 FUCHI OWNED (54)          8  4 0
 4/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)         119  85  2 58.3   4/ 6 WARMASTERS (15)           8  6 2
 5/ 6 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     112  88  6 56.0   5/12 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       8  7 1
 6/ 7 FUCHI OWNED (54)         102  86  4 54.3   6/13 KATHOUSE (3)              8  7 0
 7/ 8 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      100  87  4 53.5   7/ 9 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     8  7 0
 8/ 9 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      97  88  4 52.4   8/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      8  7 0
 9/10 RODENT CLAN (37)          80  73  4 52.3   9- 8 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        7  3 1
10/11 THE DRAUGS (17)          102  99  4 50.7  10/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        7  6 0
11/13 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      103 102  4 50.2  11/14 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      7  8 0
12/12 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      102 103  7 49.8  12/ 4 CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       7  8 0
13/15 LITERATE LOONS (40)       98 106  2 48.0  13/10 LITERATE LOONS (40)       7  8 0
14/17 KATHOUSE (3)              96 106  3 47.5  14/19 AARP (41)                 6  3 0
15/16 WARMASTERS (15)           96 107 10 47.3  15/20 RODENT CLAN (37)          6  4 0
16/14 CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       23  27  1 46.0  16/ 7 THE DRAUGS (17)           6  7 0
17/21*FURRY FURY (25)           15  18  3 45.5  17/17 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       6  9 1
18/18 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    80 103  5 43.7  18/15 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-20 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        86 114  9 43.0  19/21*FURRY FURY (25)           4  9 1
20/ 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      57  76  3 42.9  20/ 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      3  0 0
21/22 AARP (41)                 77 105  9 42.3  21/18 BLADE MAGES (66)          3  3 0
22/19 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     22  30  2 42.3  22/16 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       3 12 1
23/23 BLADE MAGES (66)          28  54  2 34.1  23/24 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        2  1 0
24-24 CELTIC PRIDE (73)         27  53  2 33.8  24/22 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     1  6 0
25/25 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        30  63  1 32.3  25-26 CELTIC PRIDE (73)         0  5 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.

     Woohoo!  A shoutout to the Literate Loons first duelmaster!  The time is nigh,
the tide is high, as time goes by, or more poetically, it's about #@!*&; time!  Only
a poet spew such beautiful words on his captive public without being flogged.  And
that poet is I, being I, the wondrous I, the only I I've ever known.  Duelmaster am
I, after barely beating Llud with a desperation strategy only Edward Gorey or
Kellumbo's Kids could appreciate.  But I, and only I--minus a few others [Flor this
means you]--understand the difficulties in becoming Shadowspire's first plunger
graduate.  The limitless lungers, the unbeatable slashers [Chaucer and Orc Chops,
you're avoided, Pbblltt], the non-stop stream of high wit strikers, always with their
jump advantage.  But not now, now I am the I, at the top of the I's, graduating with,
appropriately enough, my beat-down partner Hardrada, another parrier who prefers to
attack.  My final being [11(1)-15(1)-10-15(1)-15-6-15 Mas Init., Ad Ex Att and Parry,
L/H with a Lo]  It seems only well, and true, and appropriate, and just that I leave
you with a poem about my glorious battle with Llud:

          Oh woe is due to poor old Llud,
          Whose title crown became a Ddud,
          His blade fell down an empty Tthud,
          As poor Llud's glory turne to Ccrud.

How true, and so it goes,
e.e. cummings

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of SHADOWSPIRE.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Nothing is certain 
in SHADOWSPIRE, with changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new 
top team--AMERICAN MUSCLE.  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of 
laughing at jokes, observe LA PENTARCHIE.  Last week they got 2-2-0 to drop by 9!  
Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as 
FUCHI OWNED can attest...  Good things come to those who fight well, as RODENT CLAN 
can attest, moving up by 5.  AARP had cause to celebrate, after LONG NOSE HAIRS got 
20 points by beating TYRA.  LLUD certainly had a baffled expression on his face, 
after losing to ONYX and losing 12 points in the process!  The arena was more crowded 
than usual this time, as NIGHTBANE faced SHADOWSPIRE's Duelmaster.  Those who hoped 
for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by NIGHTBANE, of KELLUMBO'S KIDS, who despite 
a 23-13-0 couldn't overcome SHADOWSPIRE's Number 1.  So who was the warrior seen 
charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of KELLUMBO'S 
KIDS should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup 
with its tail between its legs, DRAGONBANE GUILD scurried away from KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  
Oh, the shame!  If challenges were horses, BOOGER STANG could open up a fast food 
joint!  Take heed SHADOWSPIRE, of the unprincipled action of LUTHERIUS.  By 
challenging CELEGDRAUG, 21 points below him, LUTHERIUS besmirches the noble art of 
dueling.  LUTHERIUS dealt death to  CELEGDRAUG.  The whole thing leaves a bitter 
memory.  Them's the breaks, MOOSE DROOL.  Expecting fair challenges from KELLUMBO'S 
KIDS is evidently too much to ask.  INDIA will have to start challenging legless old 
maids next, as she was overcame by MOOSE DROOL.  Good show, MOOSE DROOL!  Place your 
bets!  DEXTER is the long shot of the week:  they challenged RAT-LOVING CAT, up by 
28.  Not to smear a reputation, but LA PENTARCHIE must be a little surprised, as 
RAT-LOVING CAT blew it when facing DEXTER, 28 points below him.  As a confidence 
booster, KRISTEN challenged BECK, down 19 points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents 
in your spare time, KRISTEN?  Yes, Virginia, sometimes the little guy wins, as BECK 
proved, beating 19 point higher KRISTEN.  CHUPACABRON found itself challenged by a 
warrior 22 below:  BOOGER STANG.  BOOGER STANG of CLUB CUTTHROAT kept his wits as he 
was defeated by CHUPACABRON.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Congratulations, LUTHERIUS.  The manager of THE DRAUGS should have sent 
CELEGDRAUG to the Dark Arena for having a 20-20-0 long ago.  Justice was served as 
KOBE fought GERTH in bloodfeud.  Well done, KATHOUSE!  Never one to advocate 
diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see OF WOLF AND MAN retaliate against 
WARMASTERS in bloodfeud!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed 
body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in SHADOWSPIRE would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Can anything compare 
to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for SHADOWSPIRE?  On that giddy note I take my 
leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAUCER 164                  20  21  1   144       DARQUE AGES (29)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUTHERIUS 562                16   7  3   141       WARMASTERS (15)
 ORC CHOPS 490                18  11  0   131       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 GUTENBERG 167                25  16  0   119       DARQUE AGES (29)
 DEXTER 452                   20  11  0   111       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 FLOR 263                     24  13  0   104       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76             21  20  3   103       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 DESIREE 577                  14   6  0   102       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 DAGRDRAUG 297                19  20  0    97       THE DRAUGS (17)
 ONYX 453                     18  14  0    97       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             27  14  0    95       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-CRIMSON 122                  20  20  1    95       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 MOOSE DROOL 563              12  11  0    94       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 ANGUS 217                    21  20  1    93       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SPONGE BATH 226              17  24  2    93       AARP (41)
 THE CLAPPER 589              11   7  0    93       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225          16  25  1    92       AARP (41)
 NIGHTBANE 377                23  13  0    91       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELIX 437                    19  12  0    90       WARMASTERS (15)
 BARON STONEWALL 85           21  20  2    89       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-HUNTER 120                   16  24  2    88       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 LLUD 216                     19  22  2    87       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614         9   5  0    86       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 THE MAD RATTER 523           13   4  0    85       RODENT CLAN (37)
 INDIA 391                    24  12  0    84       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           21   5  0    83       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400          19  16  1    80       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-HORSE 610                     9   5  2    79       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 TYRA 416                     22  12  0    78       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 BORNE 214                    18  23  1    78       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CHROMIAN 40                  18  21  1    76       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 GRATH 581                    13   5  0    69       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 CHUPACABRON 284              14  25  1    68       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMINATRIX 583               12   6  1    68       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FALSE TEETH 521              14  13  2    66       AARP (41)
 BRUTUS 616                    8   6  0    66       WARMASTERS (15)
 TABITHA 682                   6   3  0    66       KATHOUSE (3)
 PETRARCH 579                  8  11  0    63       DARQUE AGES (29)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHRELD 525                   11  15  0    56       BLADE MAGES (66)
 BLACK MARIA 435              15   9  1    55       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 MORTE D'AMOUR 528            12  14  1    55       BLADE MAGES (66)
 WARDEN KINCHLOE 82            5   5  0    49       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 GROND 80                      5   5  1    48       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
-CORK 664                      9   7  0    47       CELTIC PRIDE (73)
 ETHER BUNNY 517               7  11  0    46       RODENT CLAN (37)
 BOOGER STANG 78               3   7  0    45       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 XINU 642                      6   4  1    44       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-PLASMA CUTTER 626             5   5  0    43       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 WARG 582                     12   6  0    42       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 PAULY'S PET POODLE 746        2   0  1    42       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597             6  11  0    41       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 CLARA 666                     5   0  0    41       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 GIGI DIVINE 613               8   5  0    40       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 KOBE 683                      8   1  0    36       KATHOUSE (3)
 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595         6   1  2    34       RODENT CLAN (37)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCARRO 602                    8   8  1    33       WARMASTERS (15)
 PO'D PANDA 147                4   4  1    33       FURRY FURY (25)
 HUGH CAPET 690                3   5  1    33       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MIRADRAUG 688                 5   3  0    32       THE DRAUGS (17)
 '67 FIREBIRD 645              8   2  0    31       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 KARCH 584                     6  11  1    30       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 RAPAX JUNIOR 638              5   7  0    30       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 THUNDERSAW 648                4   7  0    27       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-LIMRICK 661                   5  11  0    26       CELTIC PRIDE (73)
-GALWAY 659                    4  12  2    26       CELTIC PRIDE (73)
 ANGEL HEART 644               3   3  0    26       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698           4   3  0    25       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-RHINO 708                     3   2  0    25       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 MCKAMY 684                    5   4  0    24       KATHOUSE (3)
 VERMINDERELLA 605             5   1  0    24       RODENT CLAN (37)
-SHANNON 662                   4  12  0    24       CELTIC PRIDE (73)
 SUREDRAUG 689                 3   5  0    24       THE DRAUGS (17)
 MAHARION 725                  2   2  0    24       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAR 707                      4   1  1    23       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 RECRUDESCENCE 81              6   4  0    22       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 BALL-PEEN 628                 5   7  0    22       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 GRALTER GROTT-SON 724         3   2  0    22       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 BECK 743                      1   1  0    22       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 ORNERY OCELOT 144             4   4  0    21       FURRY FURY (25)
 GERTH 665                     3   7  1    20       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 MARTIN LUTHER 718             3   2  0    20       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SCRIMSHAW 742                 2   0  1    20       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
-AWL 627                       3   7  1    19       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 ALICIA CURLBRAID 723          3   2  0    19       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 P.G. WODEHOUSE 709            5   1  1    18       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-SLEDGE 629                    3   7  0    18       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 FURIOUS FOX 143               3   5  0    17       FURRY FURY (25)
 '70 CHARGER R/T 745           2   0  0    15       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARY ELLEN 694                3   5  0    14       KATHOUSE (3)
 TRIGGER 755                   1   0  0    14       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 NERO 733                      1   2  1    13       WARMASTERS (15)
 DEADMAN'S FLOAT 375           3   3  0    12       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 H.P. LOVECRAFT 692            2   6  0    12       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 KRAZED KOALA 748              1   0  0    11       FURRY FURY (25)
 GUTHUATER 720                 2   3  0     9       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 PERFECTO VILLIANOUS 714       1   4  0     7       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747           1   1  0     6       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 RED HOOK 735                  1   2  0     5       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 '69 STINGRAY 736              1   2  0     5       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 KRISTEN 741                   1   1  0     4       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
-GARRY OWEN 712                0   4  0     4       CELTIC PRIDE (73)
 ANGERED APE 749               1   0  0     3       FURRY FURY (25)
 HARP 744                      0   2  0     2       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 LANNY 758                     0   1  0     1       KATHOUSE (3)
 ROKHED 756                    0   1  0     1       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 EENY MEANIE 757               0   1  0     1       FUCHI OWNED (54)

'-' 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  NOT REVENGED
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   
ERICA ROSE 701          2  4 0 KATHOUSE 3           GERTH 665              40  JUST REVENGED
ALICE 637               6  4 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     HORSE 610              39  REVENGED
GORILLA 731             0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   NERO 733               39  JUST REVENGED
CELEGDRAUG 107         20 21 0 THE DRAUGS 17        LUTHERIUS 562          41   
DRILL PRESS 630         6  4 1 WOODY'S WORKSHOP 69  PO'D PANDA 147         39   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Darque -- Congrats on your BF revenge! -- DeGotti

Orc Chops -- How dare you hit such a delicate flower like myself! -- Flor

Balliol Blackmoon -- Do I go with that nice, juicy FE edge again or...? (evil grin)
-- Chromian

Mary Ellen -- All I can say is...I'm glad I don't do little damage! -- Xinu

Foxy -- By all means, bring it! -- Gigi

I just wanted to take a moment and say it was a very great pleasure to have met Grimm
(Furry Fury), Nomad (Dragonbane Guild), Kellumbo (Kellumbo's Kids), Tripwire (Of Wolf
and Man), Sandy, and Lee at the Face to face.  It was nice to put some faces to the
names in the arena and the ladies did an outstanding job! -- Vanek, Manager of
Warmasters

Fuchi Owned -- One large upchallenge deserves another, eh? -- Vanek

Of Wolf and Man -- No Bloodfeud?  Maybe you took pity on poor little Nero and decided
to give him a break?  Maybe not.  Hopefully he can get lucky and keep avoiding you
for a few more turns.  I don't think he'd give any of your much higher ranked
warriors much of a challenge.  I seriously thought about DAing him and saving myself
the hassle.  Instead, I decided he'll get a chance to test his mettle and hopefully
get some great learns in the process. -- Vanek

A hearty congratulations goes out to Le Pentarchie for his outstanding performance in
the FTF tourney!  The Small Cat's victory has given Shadowspire a great honor!  Well
done. -- Vanek

I made it!  I made it!  These last 12 fights have been a struggle after a great
beginning, but finally, I made it.  And now they tell me I like the morning star!
Whose crazy idea was that?! -- Not a morning star lover despite what some people say,
Lord Protector Hardrada

e.e. cummings -- Goin' to the isle with a Loon.  I guess we have had some good
matches.  Congratulations on your invite. -- Hardrada

Chaucer -- Go back to Canterbury, I don't need you in the cave. -- Gron

Mckamy -- Got you. -- Maharion

17 July 2008
All -- Many of you know me and many more don't, but I will be scarce for a few
months.  I am relocating, so look for my presence online!  As my will, so mote it
be! -- Abraxis

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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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

GRATH devastated NERO in a 3 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
KOBE won victory over GERTH in a 6 minute Bloodfeud battle.
NIGHTBANE was viciously subdued by E.E. CUMMINGS in a 4 minute Challenge match.
FLOR bested THE CLAPPER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
LUTHERIUS assassinated CELEGDRAUG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DOMINATRIX slimly lost to BALLIOL BLACKMOON in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
INDIA was savagely defeated by MOOSE DROOL in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
ONYX defeated LLUD in a 2 minute expert's Challenge melee.
DEXTER vanquished RAT-LOVING CAT in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TYRA was savagely defeated by LONG NOSE HAIRS in a 2 minute expert's Challenge duel.
CHROMIAN was overpowered by THE MAD RATTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
GROND was defeated by PETRARCH in a 3 minute brutal Challenge match.
WARDEN KINCHLOE devastated KARCH in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
BOOGER STANG was bested by CHUPACABRON in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
BRUTUS vanquished WARG in a action packed 3 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge bout.
SCARRO was overpowered by RYAK RAZORSAW in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
XINU overpowered MAHARION in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
PAULY'S PET POODLE overpowered MARTIN LUTHER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MARY ELLEN was overpowered by MIRADRAUG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DEADMAN'S FLOAT was bested by MCKAMY in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
KRISTEN was overpowered by BECK in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
'68 ROAD RUNNER was savagely defeated by ALICIA CURLBRAID in a 3 minute fray.
'69 STINGRAY was devastated by GRALTER GROTT-SON in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
DAGRDRAUG was narrowly defeated by GUTENBERG in a tiresome 10 minute expert's fight.
EDWARD GOREY was viciously subdued by ORC CHOPS in a 4 minute veteran's fight.
FELIX was overpowered by CHAUCER in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
IMPORT-EXPORT narrowly defeated ANGUS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's fray.
HARDRADA overpowered BORNE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BARON STONEWALL vanquished MORTE D'AMOUR in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fray.
SPONGE BATH overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GRON DA CAVEMAN was overpowered by DESIREE in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
FALSE TEETH bested DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute duel.
ETHER BUNNY was devastated by TABITHA in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
CHRELD devastated SUREDRAUG in a popular 1 minute uneven bout.
BLACK MARIA subdued PO'D PANDA in a 2 minute match.
CLARA overcame THUNDERSAW in a popular 1 minute beginner vs. veteran upset match.
GIGI DIVINE won victory over HUGH CAPET in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bout.
SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 demolished H.P. LOVECRAFT in a 1 minute uneven competition.
BALL-PEEN was beaten by ANGEL HEART in a 3 minute fight.
RAPAX JUNIOR subdued FURIOUS FOX in a action packed 1 minute bloody duel.
LIAM O'FLAHERTY was narrowly defeated by CAPTURED ORC in a 3 minute gruesome conflict.
'67 FIREBIRD outwaited RECRUDESCENCE in a unpopular 12 minute fight.
P.G. WODEHOUSE beat OSKSI NOBLE in a 3 minute competition.
ORNERY OCELOT handily defeated RED HOOK in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
VERMINDERELLA overpowered PERFECTO VILLIANOUS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GUTHUATER was overpowered by TRIGGER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SCRIMSHAW overpowered ROKHED in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fray.
HARP was vanquished by '70 CHARGER R/T in a crowd pleasing 7 minute one-sided match.
KRAZED KOALA overpowered EENY MEANIE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ANGERED APE outlasted LANNY in a unpopular 8 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     17         TOTAL PARRY      100 -  69 -  2      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 17         LUNGING ATTACK    93 -  77 -  4      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                      13         SLASHING ATTACK   62 -  55 -  2      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  15 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      9         AIMED BLOW        64 -  63 -  3      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE       33 -  34 -  2      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK  101 - 114 - 11      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  48 -  2      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    49 -  76 -  2      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  23 -  1      26  |

Turn  41 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:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  5         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         8 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  5     STRIKING ATTACK    7 - 10         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  8     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LUTHERIUS 562              16   7  3  141 WARMASTERS (15)
SLASHING ATTACK  ORC CHOPS 490              18  11  0  131 FUCHI OWNED (54)
TOTAL PARRY      GUTENBERG 167              25  16  0  119 DARQUE AGES (29)
AIMED BLOW       DEXTER 452                 20  11  0  111 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
PARRY-LUNGE      FLOR 263                   24  13  0  104 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    IMPORT-EXPORT 76           21  20  3  103 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
BASHING ATTACK   THE CLAPPER 589            11   7  0   93 FUCHI OWNED (54)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE MAD RATTER 523         13   4  0   85 RODENT CLAN (37)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACK MARIA 435            15   9  1   55 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 
ORC CHOPS 490.  The ten other most popular fighters were HUGH CAPET 690, HARP 744, 
MOOSE DROOL 563, BRUTUS 616, ANGUS 217, LONG NOSE HAIRS 225, CHUPACABRON 284, GERTH 
665, DOMINATRIX 583, and LLUD 216.

The least popular fighter this week was GUTENBERG 167.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were '67 FIREBIRD 645, ANGERED APE 749, '70 CHARGER R/T 745, KOBE 683, LANNY 
758, EENY MEANIE 757, ROKHED 756, GUTHUATER 720, PERFECTO VILLIANOUS 714, and RED 
HOOK 735.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CHAUCER (81-164) DARQUE AGES (29)
ORC CHOPS (81-490) FUCHI OWNED (54)

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

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