DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/13/2008    Duedate: 08/26/2008

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-42

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LUTHERIUS
WARMASTERS (15)
(81-562) [17-7-3,154]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUTHERIUS                      PO'D PANDA
WARMASTERS (15)                FURRY FURY (25)
(81-562) [17-7-3,154]          (81-147) [5-4-2,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LLUD                           BALLIOL BLACKMOON
CLAN LONGBEARD (39)            DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
(81-216) [20-22-2,93]          (81-614) [10-5-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)       72
2. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         55      DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
3. KATHOUSE (3)                49      Unchartered Team
4. FURRY FURY (25)             38
5. RODENT CLAN (37)            38      FURRY FURY (25)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    129  81  4 61.4   1/ 1 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     12  3 1
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       127  80  5 61.4   2/ 7 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    11  4 1
 3/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     128  82  1 61.0   3/ 5 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       9  6 0
 4/ 4 DARQUE AGES (29)         121  88  2 57.9   4/ 6 KATHOUSE (3)              8  7 0
 5/ 5 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     116  89  6 56.6   5/ 2 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 0
 6/ 7 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      104  88  4 54.2   6/19*FURRY FURY (25)           7  6 1
 7/ 6 FUCHI OWNED (54)         103  90  4 53.4   7/10 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        7  6 0
 8/ 9 RODENT CLAN (37)          83  75  5 52.5   8/17 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       7  8 2
 9/ 8 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      98  92  4 51.6   9/13 LITERATE LOONS (40)       7  8 1
10/10 THE DRAUGS (17)          103 101  4 50.5  10/14 AARP (41)                 6  3 0
11/11 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      106 104  5 50.5  11/15 RODENT CLAN (37)          6  4 1
12/12 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      105 105  7 50.0  12/18 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    6  9 1
13/17*FURRY FURY (25)           19  19  4 50.0  13/ 4 WARMASTERS (15)           6  9 1
14/13 LITERATE LOONS (40)      100 109  3 47.8  14/11 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      6  9 0
15/14 KATHOUSE (3)              99 108  3 47.8  15/20 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      5  2 0
16/15 WARMASTERS (15)           97 111 10 46.6  16/ 9 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        5  5 0
17-16 CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       23  27  1 46.0  17-12 CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       5  5 0
18/18 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    82 106  6 43.6  18/16 THE DRAUGS (17)           5  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/22 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     23  30  2 43.4  19/ 3 FUCHI OWNED (54)          5  8 0
20/20 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      59  78  3 43.1  20/22 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       5 10 1
21/19 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        88 117  9 42.9  21/ 8 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      5 10 0
22/21 AARP (41)                 79 106  9 42.7  22/21 BLADE MAGES (66)          3  3 0
23/23 BLADE MAGES (66)          29  55  2 34.5  23/23 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        1  2 0
24/25 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        30  64  1 31.9  24/24 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     1  2 0
25/ 0*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)       1   4  0 20.0  25/ 0*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)      1  4 0
26/ 0*CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)       1   4  0 20.0  26/ 0*CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)      1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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     DeGotti stood up at the weekly Shadowspire manager meeting and cleared his throat before speaking!
     "First off I would like to congratulate Vanek and his Warmasters for reaching
the ten kill mark! Secondly, I am proposing this as a fun side competition and mean
no disrespect to the teams already past the five kill mark."
     "In a strange twist of fate it seems that teams six through eleven, Fuchi Owned,
my own stable, Cult of Bacchus, Of Wolf and Man, Rodent Clan, The Draugs and Ale
House Mercs are all deadlocked at four kills apiece. I would like to extended an
invitation to those fine teams to a competition to five kills!"
     "What be the prize, you might ask?  Well, there would be a huge celebration for
said team with fine food, wine and spirits provided by myself, but the part that I
like is a small golden statue will be given displaying the death shot of the famous
fifth kill!  This trophy will be given to every team when they reach that fifth kill
status from this point out and will be aptly named after either the killed warrior or
the killing warrior, it would be up to the winning manager to decide!"
     "If there is a tie for the fifth kill between two or more teams then the first
to six will decide but the fifth kill will be one made into the statue.  If a team
goes beyond five in a single turn the first fight listed in the weekly fight section
will be the fifth kill." 
     "Good luck to you all and happy hunting!"

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                              Shadowspire Yellow Press
                                   Special Report

Best Three Turn Records (Turn 1 - Turn 41)

1.  Kellumbo's Kids 15-0-0 (Turn 10)
2.  Life Impacts 14-1-0 (Turn 6)
3.  Kellumbo's Kids 14-1-0 (Turn 9)
3.  Of Wolf and Man 13-2-1 (Turn 28)
4.  4 Tied 13-2-0 (Life Impacts; Dragonbane Guild; American Muscle; La Pentarchie)

Most Kills in Three Turn Stretch

Warmasters 10-5-2 (Turn 33)

Most Top Team Awards

1.  Just Chillin (4) 
2.  Kellumbo's Kids (4)
3.  Of Wolf and Man (3)
4.  La Pentarchie (3)
5.  Many tied at 2

Ties were not counted because no one wins the award in the event of a tie.  If ties
were counted, La Pentarchie and Kellumbo's Kids would tied at 7.  Dragonbane Guild
would be a close second with 5.  Darque Ages stands as the only team of the arena's
top 5 that has NEVER won the three turn award (tied once, but that doesn't count).

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Shadowspirians!

I will take this take this DM column to explore the train wreck that was my career in
this arena.  Look at it as a "Behind the Duelmaster" exclusive.

I began my career with the reasonable numbers of 9-9-11-17-17-10-11.  Not the
greatest in the world, but decent and runnable by my manager's standards.  I was made
a Slasher because Joan had already chosen the Lunger's path and my manager likes a
little diversity on the team.

My career started off on the wrong foot with a quick loss to a Striker.  My next
fight went well as I planted my opponent six feet under.  For the next 3 turns, I
faced challenges from another SL and lost all three.  I can't really complain about
it, after all, I did kill his teammate.  Plus, I have the added satisfaction of
knowing that I'm now immortal and he is DEAD!

I squeezed out a few wins after the bloodfeud and stood at 4-6-1 after ten fights.
Normally this would get my manager's attention as a possible Dark Arena candidate,
but since this is a no tourney arena and I was one of the original five, Master
Darque did not give it much thought.  I improved a bit in the next run of 10 fights
to stand at 9-11-1 after 20 turns.  My teammate Copernicus got his invite this turn,
so I could easily see that the bar was pretty high for my expectations.

The next 10 turns were dreadful!  I fell to 12-18 at the 30 FE mark and things were
not looking good for me as the competition at the top was loaded with warriors that
had beaten me previously.  Still, Master Darque decided that he had invested too much
time and money into me and did not send me to the Dark Arena.  He did remind me quite
often that if I were on any of his other teams that I would be fighting by torch
light.

My final stretch was by far my best as I have gone 8-3 and finally attained the DM
throne!  The best I can hope for at this point is to win my final fight and leave for
the Isle with a .500 record.

I leave Shadowspire at 10+1-9-11-17-17-10-11.  I bumped my Strength at 10 FE for a
damage boost to Good and didn't really see much difference in my performance.  My
ending skills are 30-17-26-10-9-19.  I learned 63 skills in 41 fights for an average
of 1.53 per fight (Darque says this was one of my problems).  I am +1 in Initiative
and -1 in Attack.  Apparently I like the GA, which I never used, and I like a VH
offensive effort with a VL activity level.  I like to learn Attack skills, but Darque
had told me that long before the Commission shared its information.

I am now headed to Home Guard and off to retirement.  I have enjoyed my many fights
here in Shadowspire (well, I would have enjoyed them more if I won more of them).
I'm not exactly sure who will be receiving my challenges this turn or my avoids, so I
will only say may the strongest attain the throne!

Your Duelmaster,

Chaucer

P.S.  My manager also says that some of you need to write more personal ads!  It is
okay to miss them from time to time, but it should not be the norm!

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
SHADOWSPIRE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  With any luck, I can sneak into 
The Swinging Aardvark and join FURRY FURY's celebration over their good record this 
turn.  6th place, not bad.  Oh, this is too good to be true!  FUCHI OWNED has fallen 
to 19th place after going 1-4-0 this turn.  Who's bragging now?  Why not, I'm having 
a good day, so I feel sorry for KELLUMBO'S KIDS, who went 0-5-0 and dropped 13 into 
21st.  Here's my pity, for what it's worth.  Now let's all watch CULT OF BACCHUS' 
heads swell from their 4-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big 
deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see BORNE win a fight and gain 25 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, GRON DA CAVEMAN beat ONYX and ONYX lost 18 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  DESIREE challenged SHADOWSPIRE's Duelmaster for a shot at 
the throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, SHADOWSPIRE may be getting bland, 
as CHAUCER stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am 
I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, SHADOWSPIRE?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  OF WOLF AND MAN was the most 
avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led 
the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
WARMASTERS.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, NIGHTBANE was this turn's 
most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I notice LUTHERIUS 
challenging down 30 points to fight DEXTER, WARMASTERS doubtless has some rotten 
excuse for such an insult to honor.  And sorry to say, LUTHERIUS defeated DEXTER, 
leaving a bad feeling with the crowd.  I think exploitive snob is the term I'm 
looking for.  KOBE was challenged by one of WARMASTERS' warriors this turn, with 
BRUTUS having a lead of 30 points going into the fight.  Ha ha aha ha aha ha!!!  
BRUTUS was was subdued by by KATHOUSE's warrior!  Thank the gods for big favors!  ha! 
Now look at this.  RHINO challenged down 24 against KATHOUSE's LANNY.  What a weasel! 
This is the sort of thing that makes the price of admission to SHADOWSPIRE's games 
worth it!  RHINO lost to LANNY!!  I notice '67 FIREBIRD challenging down 17 points to 
fight TRIGGER, AMERICAN MUSCLE doubtless has some rotten excuse for such an insult to 
honor.  Question now is, will SHADOWSPIRE accept this sort of tacky behavior?  '67 
FIREBIRD beating TRIGGER.  The insult, the....yech!  '69 STINGRAY was challenged by 
one of BATTLE GRUNTS' warriors this turn, with BEAR having a lead of 18 points going 
into the fight.  BEAR lost to '69 STINGRAY!  Ok, BEAR want to fight my grandmother 
next turn?  Huh?   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Gee, FUCHI OWNED, ain't it past due for sending THE 
CLAPPER Dark Arena?  What took ol' '11-7-0' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  And what 
a stunning loss we have here, boys and girls, RAPAX JUNIOR of LA PENTARCHIE has added 
the final loss to his 5-7-0.  Tee hee!  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  SCARRO, a 
glorious 8-8-1 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad WARMASTERS.  And now a passing 
thought on a warrior dying young (PAULY'S PET POODLE of AMERICAN MUSCLE):  You had 
your chance and now you're dead.  Oh well...  And what a stunning loss we have here, 
boys and girls, MIRADRAUG of THE DRAUGS has added the final loss to his 5-3-0.  Tee 
hee!  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you 
sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUTHERIUS 562                17   7  3   154       WARMASTERS (15)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUTENBERG 167                26  16  0   121       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ANGUS 217                    22  20  1   114       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SPONGE BATH 226              18  24  2   108       AARP (41)
 CRIMSON 122                  21  20  1   107       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225          17  25  1   106       AARP (41)
 BORNE 214                    19  23  1   103       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400          20  16  1   102       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614        10   5  0   102       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BARON STONEWALL 85           22  20  2   100       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DEXTER 452                   20  12  0    98       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 HORSE 610                    10   5  2    97       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             27  15  0    96       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 THE MAD RATTER 523           14   4  0    96       RODENT CLAN (37)
 LLUD 216                     20  22  2    93       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESIREE 577                  14   7  0    90       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 HUNTER 120                   16  25  2    89       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 FLOR 263                     24  14  0    87       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           22   5  0    87       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76             21  21  3    87       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 FELIX 437                    19  13  0    86       WARMASTERS (15)
 DAGRDRAUG 297                19  21  0    86       THE DRAUGS (17)
 INDIA 391                    24  13  0    85       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 MOOSE DROOL 563              12  12  0    85       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 NIGHTBANE 377                23  14  0    84       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CHROMIAN 40                  19  21  1    80       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 TYRA 416                     22  13  0    79       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 ONYX 453                     18  15  0    79       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 DOMINATRIX 583               12   7  1    74       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 CHUPACABRON 284              14  26  1    69       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK MARIA 435              16   9  1    66       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 GRATH 581                    13   6  0    66       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 CHRELD 525                   12  15  0    63       BLADE MAGES (66)
 KOBE 683                      9   1  0    62       KATHOUSE (3)
 FALSE TEETH 521              14  14  2    61       AARP (41)
 XINU 642                      7   4  1    60       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 TABITHA 682                   6   4  0    58       KATHOUSE (3)
 WARG 582                     13   6  0    57       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597             7  11  1    54       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 MORTE D'AMOUR 528            12  15  1    52       BLADE MAGES (66)
 PETRARCH 579                  8  12  0    52       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595         7   1  3    51       RODENT CLAN (37)
 GIGI DIVINE 613               9   5  0    49       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-WARDEN KINCHLOE 82            5   5  0    49       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
-GROND 80                      5   5  1    48       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698           5   3  1    45       LITERATE LOONS (40)
-BOOGER STANG 78               3   7  0    45       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 BRUTUS 616                    8   7  0    43       WARMASTERS (15)
-PLASMA CUTTER 626             5   5  0    43       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 PO'D PANDA 147                5   4  2    41       FURRY FURY (25)
 KARCH 584                     7  11  1    39       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 ETHER BUNNY 517               7  12  0    39       RODENT CLAN (37)
 CLARA 666                     5   1  0    39       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 MCKAMY 684                    6   4  0    36       KATHOUSE (3)
 MAHARION 725                  3   2  0    36       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 VERMINDERELLA 605             6   1  0    35       RODENT CLAN (37)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '67 FIREBIRD 645              9   2  0    33       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 SCRIMSHAW 742                 3   0  2    33       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 BALL-PEEN 628                 6   7  0    32       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 SUREDRAUG 689                 4   5  0    29       THE DRAUGS (17)
 '69 STINGRAY 736              2   2  0    26       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 FURIOUS FOX 143               4   5  0    25       FURRY FURY (25)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUGH CAPET 690                3   6  1    24       DARQUE AGES (29)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRAZED KOALA 748              2   0  0    23       FURRY FURY (25)
-RECRUDESCENCE 81              6   4  0    22       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 GUTHUATER 720                 3   3  0    21       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 '70 CHARGER R/T 745           3   0  0    21       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 THUNDERSAW 648                4   8  0    20       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 PERFECTO VILLIANOUS 714       2   4  0    20       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-AWL 627                       3   7  1    19       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 LANNY 758                     1   1  0    19       KATHOUSE (3)
 P.G. WODEHOUSE 709            5   2  1    18       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 GERTH 665                     3   8  1    18       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-SLEDGE 629                    3   7  0    18       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 ORNERY OCELOT 144             4   5  0    17       FURRY FURY (25)
 ANGERED APE 749               2   0  0    17       FURRY FURY (25)
 RED HOOK 735                  2   2  0    16       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 TRIGGER 755                   1   1  0    16       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 BEAR 707                      4   2  1    15       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 MARY ELLEN 694                3   6  0    15       KATHOUSE (3)
 ANGEL HEART 644               3   4  0    15       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 H.P. LOVECRAFT 692            2   7  0    13       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 ALICIA CURLBRAID 723          3   3  0    12       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
-DEADMAN'S FLOAT 375           3   3  0    12       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 RHINO 708                     3   3  0    12       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 MARTIN LUTHER 718             3   3  0    12       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BECK 743                      1   2  0    12       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 SPIREWOLF 768                 1   0  1    11       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747           2   1  0    10       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 CHICKEN 761                   1   0  0    10       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 YEAR OF THE CAT 765           1   0  0    10       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 NERO 733                      1   3  1     7       WARMASTERS (15)
 HARP 744                      1   2  0     7       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 KRISTEN 741                   1   2  0     5       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 JOE MITCHELL 766              1   0  0     5       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 MELISSA JOAN 730              1   0  0     5       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 PLONGUEUR 752                 1   0  0     5       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 DADDY 763                     0   1  0     1       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 BEAR 762                      0   1  0     1       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 POISSOINNIER 751              0   1  0     1       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 TROLL 759                     0   1  0     1       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 CHARCUTIER 750                0   1  0     1       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 SAUCIER 753                   0   1  0     1       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 GRILLARDIN 754                0   1  0     1       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KILT LIFTER 722         1  2 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5    XINU 642               39   
PAULY'S PET POODL 746   2  1 1 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698    42   
GRALTER GROTT-SON 724   3  3 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 SCRIMSHAW 742          42   
PHINEAS 732             0  2 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    SCRIMSHAW 742          40   
ROKHED 756              0  2 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    STONE GOLEM            42  NONE
CLEMENTINE 764          0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       SHEWISH GIANT          42  NONE
EENY MEANIE 757         0  2 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       BLACK ORC              42  NONE
THE CLAPPER 589        11  8 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       BLACK ORC              42  NONE
ERICA ROSE 701          2  4 0 KATHOUSE 3           GERTH 665              40  REVENGED
ALICE 637               6  4 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     HORSE 610              39  REVENGED
RAPAX JUNIOR 638        5  8 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     PO'D PANDA 147         42   
GORILLA 731             0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   NERO 733               39  REVENGED
LEATHER 760             0  1 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   SPIREWOLF 768          42   
CAT LOVING RAT 767      0  1 0 RODENT CLAN 37       STONE GOLEM            42  NONE
CELEGDRAUG 107         20 21 0 THE DRAUGS 17        LUTHERIUS 562          41   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MIRADRAUG 688           5  4 0 THE DRAUGS 17        SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595  42   
SCARRO 602              8  9 1 WARMASTERS 15        RYAK RAZORSAW 597      42   
DRILL PRESS 630         6  4 1 WOODY'S WORKSHOP 69  PO'D PANDA 147         39   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Felix -- Poor match up for you and for that I am sorry.  However, I cannot say that I
am anything but elated at the outcome and my pending graduation to immortality. --
Chaucer

Grond -- My record is a bit deceptive in regards to my ability.  Still, that was a
well fought fight.  Perhaps again in the future--the same outcome would be great too!
-- Petrarch

Pauly's Pet Poodle -- Do you realize the shame that I carry by losing to anything
with the name Pauly's Pet [insert anything here].  At least it wasn't Laverne and I
still have my head and my horse's too! -- Martin Luther

Dagrdraug -- In the realm of random match ups, I guess it was in my favor.  Still a
nice fight, but not one that I want to repeat too often. -- Gutenberg

Gigi Divine -- I loathe your kind.  Not really, but I can think of nothing more to
say to one who has defeated me. -- Hugh Capet

All -- Well, I thought that I had sent in challenges, avoids, and personal ads.
After looking at my fights and the NL, none of them appear to have made it!  I guess
it did work out well with Chaucer fighting for the title and getting his invite
though, so who am I to complain. -- Master Darque

All -- If you have any ideas for the SYP or any statistics you would like to see, let
me know.  If it isn't too complicated, I can compile it.  If you ask for something
strange, it may take me longer to compile than a regular turn cycle. -- SYP Editor

What's up with all you big talkers on the D2 site but hardly a peep out of you all
here in the PA's?  What gives? -- DeGotti

e.e. cummings -- Salute to you, sir!  I overlooked you as being a PL!  I hope to join
you soon enough as Shadowspire's second PLer graduate! -- Flor

Congrats to all the new 100 win teams here!  And a huge congrats to Warmasters for
reaching the 10 kill plateau. -- DeGotti

That ugly holidays dealt a blow to my number of fights, but finally they are over!
I'm back!  And I'm happy to present another crappy but valiant rookie, Year of the
Cat.  Some of you will easily guess why I gave him this name. -- Le Pentarque

Congrats to MDarque for Chaucer.  Time to bet now:  will he make the Big Slam? -- Le
Pentarque

I am getting depressed:  will I have to carry a torch? -- Guthuater

Angus -- Thanks for that beautiful fight. -- Import-Export

Thanks to Vanek and all the other managers who cheered during the Ftf. -- The Small
Cat

Back to your PAs, lazy worms! -- Le Pentarque

Welcome to Captain Billy and the Pentagonal Pink!  Here's hopin' you made it by turn
42! -- Nomad and the Dragonbane Guild

A win on my way out the door!  (Thanks Borne)  Fare you well Shadowspire!  I shall
await your immortals on the Isle! -- Lord Protector Hardrada 

Morte D'Amour -- I think I'm now at the stage of "I'll take any win I can get!"
Thanks for the W. -- Baron Stonewall

Desiree -- Losing to a Kid--so embarrassing!  You do realize I would prefer to face
your teammates, don't you? -- Gron

Dominatix -- Nice challenge!  I liked that one! -- Balliol

Xinu -- I will keep that one in mind.  A good challenge for you it seems. -- Maharion

Congratulations to those teams breaking the 100 barrier--there are beginning to be
too many to name.  Also, a grim 'grats, I suppose, to those who are good at bringing
a dueling career to an end--the Warmasters.  First to ten kills is an accomplishment,
no matter how grim. -- Nomad and the Guild

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

9 August 2008
All -- We are currently looking for capable manager that will give the Desolate
Empire Alliance a full roster for the Turf War.  We currently have four (4) roster
slots that are open to capable managers without questionable morals.  If interested
for the Turf War, contact:  Lamar Treas-Wilson, Dok Sik, Dok Sik Killas DM 47

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

THE CLAPPER was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
EENY MEANIE was dispatched by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
ROKHED was killed by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
CLEMENTINE was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
CAT LOVING RAT was narrowly killed by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
IMPORT-EXPORT was subdued by HORSE in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
LUTHERIUS viciously subdued DEXTER in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
ANGUS handily defeated EDWARD GOREY in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DESIREE was vanquished by CHAUCER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BALLIOL BLACKMOON viciously subdued NIGHTBANE in a popular 5 minute Challenge duel.
GRON DA CAVEMAN overpowered ONYX in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
INDIA was overpowered by LONG NOSE HAIRS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GRATH was devastated by THE MAD RATTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
BRUTUS was devastated by KOBE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
GIGI DIVINE unbelievably bested CLARA in a action packed 6 minute Challenge fight.
BLACK MARIA bested TABITHA in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
RHINO was overcome by LANNY in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
MAHARION devastated ANGEL HEART in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
RAPAX JUNIOR was killed by PO'D PANDA in a exciting 1 minute Challenge match.
SCARRO was killed by RYAK RAZORSAW in a 1 minute Challenge match.
'67 FIREBIRD defeated TRIGGER in a 3 minute master vs. amateur Challenge conflict.
ORNERY OCELOT was beaten by SUREDRAUG in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
FURIOUS FOX won victory over GERTH in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
BEAR was handily defeated by '69 STINGRAY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
GUTHUATER devastated H.P. LOVECRAFT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
KRAZED KOALA defeated BECK in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
'68 ROAD RUNNER beat KRISTEN in a popular 5 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
ANGERED APE defeated ALICIA CURLBRAID in a action packed 4 minute Challenge match.
DAGRDRAUG was overpowered by SPONGE BATH in a popular 2 minute gruesome uneven duel.
CRIMSON overpowered MOOSE DROOL in a 2 minute uneven competition.
ORC CHOPS savagely defeated HUNTER in a action packed 3 minute veteran's fight.
GUTENBERG outlasted TYRA in a slow 21 minute veteran's match.
FLOR was defeated by BORNE in a popular 4 minute gruesome veteran's bout.
DOMINATRIX was subdued by RAT-LOVING CAT in a action packed 5 minute contest.
CHUPACABRON was defeated by CHROMIAN in a 2 minute veteran's struggle.
BARON STONEWALL subdued FELIX in a 2 minute veteran's struggle.
LLUD handily defeated FALSE TEETH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PETRARCH was luckily beaten by WARG in a exciting 13 minute gruesome conflict.
PAULY'S PET POODLE was narrowly killed by LIAM O'FLAHERTY in a 1 minute bout.
SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 easily killed MIRADRAUG in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MORTE D'AMOUR was overpowered by XINU in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHRELD vanquished ETHER BUNNY in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
KARCH demolished P.G. WODEHOUSE in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
MCKAMY handily defeated THUNDERSAW in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HUGH CAPET was beaten by VERMINDERELLA in a 2 minute competition.
PERFECTO VILLIANOUS handily defeated NERO in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
MARTIN LUTHER was overpowered by BALL-PEEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GRALTER GROTT-SON was assassinated by SCRIMSHAW in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MARY ELLEN was beaten by RED HOOK in a 2 minute fray.
HARP defeated GRILLARDIN in a 1 minute beginner's competition.
'70 CHARGER R/T demolished DADDY in a exciting 7 minute mismatched match.
SAUCIER was demolished by CHICKEN in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
PLONGUEUR beat BEAR in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.
POISSOINNIER was unbelievably bested by JOE MITCHELL in a 2 minute amateur's match.
TROLL was subdued by MELISSA JOAN in a 2 minute novice's brawl.
LEATHER was butchered by SPIREWOLF in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
CHARCUTIER was devastated by YEAR OF THE CAT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 22         TOTAL PARRY       99 -  68 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     18         LUNGING ATTACK    86 -  77 -  5      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         SLASHING ATTACK   58 -  54 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                      13         PARRY-LUNGE       35 -  34 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        64 -  64 -  3      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         STRIKING ATTACK   98 - 110 - 11      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         BASHING ATTACK    51 -  67 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  47 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  23 -  0      23  |

Turn  42 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  5         4  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  8     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         7 -  6     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK   11 - 11     LUNGING ATTACK     5 - 10         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  5                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  4                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LUTHERIUS 562              17   7  3  154 WARMASTERS (15)
TOTAL PARRY      GUTENBERG 167              26  16  0  121 DARQUE AGES (29)
SLASHING ATTACK  ANGUS 217                  22  20  1  114 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
WALL OF STEEL    CRIMSON 122                21  20  1  107 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
AIMED BLOW       GRON DA CAVEMAN 400        20  16  1  102 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
PARRY-LUNGE      BARON STONEWALL 85         22  20  2  100 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
STRIKING ATTACK  HORSE 610                  10   5  2   97 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
BASHING ATTACK   LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698         5   3  1   45 LITERATE LOONS (40)
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 
BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614.  The ten other most popular fighters were DADDY 763, PETRARCH 
579, LUTHERIUS 562, CLARA 666, FLOR 263, DOMINATRIX 583, ALICIA CURLBRAID 723, 
KRISTEN 741, ANGUS 217, and SPONGE BATH 226.

The least popular fighter this week was GUTENBERG 167.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TYRA 416, WARG 582, CHARCUTIER 750, LEATHER 760, SAUCIER 753, '70 
CHARGER R/T 745, GRILLARDIN 754, GRALTER GROTT-SON 724, MARTIN LUTHER 718, and NERO 
733.

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

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