DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/27/2008    Duedate: 09/09/2008

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-43

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LUTHERIUS
WARMASTERS (15)
(81-562) [18-7-3,156]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUTHERIUS                      TROLL
WARMASTERS (15)                PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
(81-562) [18-7-3,156]          (81-759) [1-1-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LLUD                           HORSE
CLAN LONGBEARD (39)            BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
(81-216) [21-22-2,106]         (81-610) [10-6-2,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WARMASTERS (15)             51
2. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         39      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. LA PENTARCHIE (11)          35      Unchartered Team
4. CULT OF BACCHUS (4)         27
5. FURRY FURY (25)             26       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       131  81  5 61.8   1/ 2 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    11  4 1
 2/ 1 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    132  83  4 61.4   2/ 3 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      10  5 1
 3/ 3 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     131  84  1 60.9   3/ 6 FURRY FURY (25)          10  5 1
 4/ 4 DARQUE AGES (29)         122  92  2 57.0   4/ 1 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     10  5 0
 5/ 5 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     119  91  6 56.7   5/ 7 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        9  5 0
 6/ 6 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      107  90  5 54.3   6/ 8 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       9  6 1
 7/ 7 FUCHI OWNED (54)         104  94  4 52.5   7/11 RODENT CLAN (37)          8  5 1
 8/ 8 RODENT CLAN (37)          85  77  5 52.5   8/ 4 KATHOUSE (3)              8  7 0
 9/ 9 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     100  95  4 51.3   9/20 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       8  7 0
10/12 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      110 105  7 51.2  10/15 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      7  5 0
11/13 FURRY FURY (25)           22  21  4 51.2  11/13 WARMASTERS (15)           7  8 2
12/11 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      109 106  5 50.7  12/10 AARP (41)                 6  3 0
13/10 THE DRAUGS (17)          104 102  4 50.5  13/12 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    6  8 1
14/15 KATHOUSE (3)             101 111  3 47.6  14/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)          6  9 0
15/16 WARMASTERS (15)          101 112 11 47.4  15/14 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      6  9 0
16/14 LITERATE LOONS (40)      101 113  3 47.2  16/ 9 LITERATE LOONS (40)       5 10 1
17-17 CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       23  27  1 46.0  17/16 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        4  6 1
18/18 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    83 109  6 43.2  18/19 FUCHI OWNED (54)          4 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     25  33  3 43.1  19/21 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      4 11 0
20/20 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      61  81  3 43.0  20/22 BLADE MAGES (66)          3  3 0
21/21 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        90 120 10 42.9  21/24 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     3  4 1
22/22 AARP (41)                 80 108  9 42.6  22/18 THE DRAUGS (17)           3  6 0
23/23 BLADE MAGES (66)          30  56  2 34.9  23/26*CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)      2  8 0
24/24 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        30  65  1 31.6  24/25*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)      2  8 0
25/26*CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)       2   8  0 20.0  25/23 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        1  2 0
26/25*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)       2   8  0 20.0  26-17 CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)       1  4 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.

Greetings Shadowspire,

I must say I am humbled to finally be sitting on the throne here in this magnificent
arena.  It has been my goal from the beginning and I know my manager Vanek is
ecstatic about the team's first title to date.  Having obtained my first goal, I must
now raise the bar and attempt to gain my second and third goals:  to hold the title
for multiple turns and graduate.  According to Vanek's calculations, I will receive
my graduation notice if I can successfully defend the throne next turn.  As such, a
certain amount of strategy comes into play.  I've been told that my first challenge
will be issued to Ryak Razorsaw in the bloodfeud of Scarro.  It's Vanek's hope that I
can kill two birds with one stone and both avenge the kill while taking advantage of
a style match up which should allow me to keep the throne.

My second challenge will be going out to Sponge Bath.  This is again due primarily to
style match up and also because he had been such an outstanding teacher in a previous
fight.  With any luck, I'll be returning next turn to write this column again and be
celebrating as Warmasters first graduate.

I have forgotten who started the tradition of leaving mementos here upon gaining the
throne.  I, like many before me, will continue the tradition.  As for my tribute to
the throne, I shall leave behind a memento of a fallen comrade, Decimus.  His
warhammer shall be left to honor his memory.  He was the last surviving original
warrior from the team.  Vanek had very high hopes that he would be not only the first
Warmaster to ascend to the throne, but the first to graduate as well.  Alas, he died
only a couple of fights short of graduation (hence Vanek's eagerness for me to get a
win next turn and receive my notice of graduation).

I can't emphasis enough what a privilege it is to hold the title here.  Shadowspire
is filled with a large collection of extremely talented managers, and many fine
warriors.  To sit upon the throne, if even for just a single turn, is a great honor.
Well, enough rambling from me.  Life and luck to you all next turn!

Your Duelmaster,
Lutherius

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome SHADOWSPIRE.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Woof!  AMERICAN MUSCLE 
were a bunch of dogs after DRAGONBANE GUILD got through with 'em!  4th ain't so sweet 
as 1st!  You know what they say about the herd of lions who studied a judge...  CLAN 
LONGBEARD moved up 11 places, to 9th.  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too little 
dodging gave DARQUE AGES a 1-4-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Some people say I 
ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well 
WARMASTERS moved up 2, to 11th.  What's with FELIX?  He actually beat LITERATE LOONS' 
EDWARD GOREY, and walked away with 19 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at 
CLAN LONGBEARD while they watched UMAK clobber LANNY.  She lost 14 points and got 
bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  See how the Duelmaster Bloodfeuded BIG 
LAKE OUTCASTS' RYAK RAZORSAW?  That sort of initiative is how he got where he is now. 
Try as he might, RYAK RAZORSAW wasn't good enough at persuading LUTHERIUS to step 
down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and 
dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, KELLUMBO'S KIDS!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at LA PENTARCHIE ain't reelin'!  KELLUMBO'S 
KIDS' mad!  What do people see in GUTENBERG?  His 26-17-0?  DARQUE AGES ain't 
talkin', but he's got 95 points.  THE MAD RATTER didn't quite know what to make of a 
challenge he received from DOMINATRIX of OF WOLF AND MAN, who is 22 points below him. 
DOMINATRIX perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she was bested by THE MAD RATTER 
and ended up with 73 recognition points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about 
the kind of fights that BEAR gets in.  He fights people like BEAR, 14 points below.  
I thought BEAR showed great skill and promise when he slew BEAR.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  PETRARCH, with his forgettable 8-13-0,  was killed by XINU in 
a forgettable match.  DARQUE AGES didn't seem to mind very much.  RYAK RAZORSAW was 
plum wore out after LUTHERIUS pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  BIG LAKE OUTCASTS'll 
have to get a little better before going after LUTHERIUS again!  PO'D PANDA larned 
his lesson (RAT-LOVING CAT taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im 
fight any LA PENTARCHIE members with the same gusto.  Someone told SCRIMSHAW that 
CLAN LONGBEARD never Bloodfeuded, that he'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm sure 
whoever misled you is right sorry.  LIAM O'FLAHERTY was plum wore out after '67 
FIREBIRD pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  LITERATE LOONS'll have to get a little 
better before going after '67 FIREBIRD again!  Here's some advice:  study your 
opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  
SHADOWSPIRE is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I 
don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUTHERIUS 562                18   7  3   156       WARMASTERS (15)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400          21  16  1   118       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ANGUS 217                    23  20  1   116       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SPONGE BATH 226              19  24  2   115       AARP (41)
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614        11   5  0   112       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BARON STONEWALL 85           23  20  2   109       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LLUD 216                     21  22  2   106       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BORNE 214                    20  23  1   105       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 FELIX 437                    20  13  0   105       WARMASTERS (15)
 FLOR 263                     25  14  0   104       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 THE MAD RATTER 523           15   4  0   104       RODENT CLAN (37)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76             22  21  3   101       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             27  16  0    97       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 CRIMSON 122                  21  21  1    96       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 GUTENBERG 167                26  17  0    95       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MOOSE DROOL 563              13  12  0    95       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225          17  26  1    92       AARP (41)
 HUNTER 120                   17  25  2    91       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEXTER 452                   20  13  0    90       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 HORSE 610                    10   6  2    90       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           23   5  0    89       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 INDIA 391                    25  13  0    88       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 NIGHTBANE 377                24  14  0    86       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 TYRA 416                     23  13  0    85       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 DESIREE 577                  14   8  0    81       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHROMIAN 40                  19  22  1    80       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 DAGRDRAUG 297                19  22  0    80       THE DRAUGS (17)
 ONYX 453                     18  16  0    77       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 BLACK MARIA 435              17   9  1    75       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 CHUPACABRON 284              14  27  1    73       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 DOMINATRIX 583               12   8  1    73       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 XINU 642                      8   4  2    72       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 CHRELD 525                   13  15  0    67       BLADE MAGES (66)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FALSE TEETH 521              14  15  2    66       AARP (41)
 GRATH 581                    13   7  0    66       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 TABITHA 682                   6   5  0    62       KATHOUSE (3)
 WARG 582                     14   6  0    61       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 KOBE 683                      9   2  0    60       KATHOUSE (3)
 BRUTUS 616                    9   7  0    59       WARMASTERS (15)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597             7  12  1    56       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 PLASMA CUTTER 626             6   5  0    56       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 MORTE D'AMOUR 528            12  16  1    53       BLADE MAGES (66)
 PO'D PANDA 147                5   5  2    51       FURRY FURY (25)
 KARCH 584                     8  11  1    49       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
-WARDEN KINCHLOE 82            5   5  0    49       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
-GROND 80                      5   5  1    48       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 MCKAMY 684                    7   4  0    47       KATHOUSE (3)
 VERMINDERELLA 605             7   1  0    45       RODENT CLAN (37)
-BOOGER STANG 78               3   7  0    45       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595         7   2  3    43       RODENT CLAN (37)
 '67 FIREBIRD 645             10   2  0    42       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 SUREDRAUG 689                 5   5  0    42       THE DRAUGS (17)
 GIGI DIVINE 613               9   6  0    37       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 ETHER BUNNY 517               7  13  0    35       RODENT CLAN (37)
 CLARA 666                     5   2  0    34       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698           5   4  1    33       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SCRIMSHAW 742                 3   1  2    33       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 FURIOUS FOX 143               5   5  0    31       FURRY FURY (25)
 AWL 627                       4   7  2    30       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 GUTHUATER 720                 4   3  0    30       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 KRAZED KOALA 748              3   0  0    30       FURRY FURY (25)
 RED HOOK 735                  3   2  0    28       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 ANGEL HEART 644               4   4  0    27       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 MAHARION 725                  3   3  0    27       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BALL-PEEN 628                 6   8  0    26       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 GERTH 665                     4   8  1    26       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 PERFECTO VILLIANOUS 714       3   4  0    26       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 MARY ELLEN 694                4   6  0    24       KATHOUSE (3)
 MARTIN LUTHER 718             4   3  0    24       DARQUE AGES (29)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '70 CHARGER R/T 745           4   0  0    23       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
-RECRUDESCENCE 81              6   4  0    22       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 BEAR 707                      5   2  2    22       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 THUNDERSAW 648                4   9  0    21       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 P.G. WODEHOUSE 709            5   3  1    19       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HUGH CAPET 690                3   7  1    19       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ANGERED APE 749               3   0  0    19       FURRY FURY (25)
 YEAR OF THE CAT 765           2   0  0    19       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ORNERY OCELOT 144             4   6  0    18       FURRY FURY (25)
 H.P. LOVECRAFT 692            3   7  0    18       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747           3   1  0    18       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIGGER 755                   2   1  0    18       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 SLEDGE 629                    3   8  0    17       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 '69 STINGRAY 736              2   3  0    16       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 TROLL 759                     1   1  0    15       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 PLONGUEUR 752                 2   0  0    14       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 UMAK 773                      1   0  0    14       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 RHINO 708                     3   4  0    13       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 HARP 744                      2   2  0    13       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
-DEADMAN'S FLOAT 375           3   3  0    12       CLUB CUTTHROAT (12)
 WILHELM 770                   1   0  1    11       WARMASTERS (15)
 TING-TING 776                 1   0  0    10       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 BECK 743                      1   3  0     6       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 SPIREWOLF 768                 1   1  1     5       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LANNY 758                     1   2  0     5       KATHOUSE (3)
 CHICKEN 761                   1   1  0     4       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 MELISSA JOAN 730              1   1  0     4       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 JOE MITCHELL 766              1   1  0     4       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SKIFF 775                     0   1  0     3       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 SAUCIER 753                   0   2  0     3       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 DADDY 763                     0   2  0     2       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 POISSOINNIER 751              0   2  0     2       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 CHARCUTIER 750                0   2  0     2       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 TIN SNIPS 772                 0   1  0     1       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 DOM 779                       0   1  0     1       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)

'-' 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  NOT REVENGED
PAULY'S PET PIG 774     0  1 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   SHEWISH GIANT          43  NONE
PAULY'S PET POODL 746   2  1 1 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698    42  JUST REVENGED
ALICIA CURLBRAID 723    3  4 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 AWL 627                43   
GRALTER GROTT-SON 724   3  3 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 SCRIMSHAW 742          42   
GRILLARDIN 754          0  2 0 CHEFS BRIGADIER 76   HIGH ELF               43  NONE
PHINEAS 732             0  2 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    SCRIMSHAW 742          40  JUST REVENGED
DA A 780                0  1 0 DARQUE AGES 29       WURM KIN               43  NONE
PETRARCH 579            8 13 0 DARQUE AGES 29       XINU 642               43   
BOB 777                 0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       SPYMASTER              43  NONE
TOM 778                 0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       WURM KIN               43  NONE
SPELLBOUND 771          0  1 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56   SHEWISH GIANT          43  NONE
ERICA ROSE 701          2  4 0 KATHOUSE 3           GERTH 665              40  REVENGED
KRISTEN 741             1  3 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 18   HIGH ELF               43  NONE
ALICE 637               6  4 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     HORSE 610              39  JUST REVENGED
CHERBOURG SPLEEN 769    0  1 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     WILHELM 770            43   
RAPAX JUNIOR 638        5  8 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     PO'D PANDA 147         42  JUST REVENGED
GORILLA 731             0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   NERO 733               39  REVENGED
BEAR 762                0  2 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   BEAR 707               43   
LEATHER 760             0  1 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   SPIREWOLF 768          42   
CELEGDRAUG 107         20 21 0 THE DRAUGS 17        LUTHERIUS 562          41   
MIRADRAUG 688           5  4 0 THE DRAUGS 17        SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595  42   
NERO 733                1  4 1 WARMASTERS 15        HIGH ELF               43  NONE
SCARRO 602              8  9 1 WARMASTERS 15        RYAK RAZORSAW 597      42  JUST REVENGED
DRILL PRESS 630         6  4 1 WOODY'S WORKSHOP 69  PO'D PANDA 147         39  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Incredible!  I am speechless.  Fourty turns of running behind Kellumbo, my good
warriors leaving, the rookies losing and dying, hope getting thinner...then...two
turns of collapse and the mighty fell!?  Congrats to Nomad for that mighty jump...
the race to 200 is still young...I hope that my new guy will get to RSI in time. --
Le Pentarque, astounded

Rapax was not a wonder, but he will be missed.  Who will be my second generation
warriors?  That Panda is naughty. -- Le Pentarque

I know:  I have been ridiculous.  Bloodfeuding with thirty more fights, I lose...
What can I say?  I want a rematch.  Will I be DAed?  I am too old, no? -- Import-
Export, the Crappiest

Welcome to the newcomers! -- Le Pentarque

Congrats to Lutherius. -- Le Pentarque

About the SYP, thanks to MDarque for his beautiful work.  I do, however prefer when
the ties are counted for the Top Team Awards! -- Le Pentarque (again...arf...)

Congrats to Dragonbane Guild and LA Pentarchie for overtaking the Kid's! -- DeGotti

Chaucer -- Nice and very entertaining DM Column! -- DeGotti

Hugh Capet -- Suck it up, Kid!  You can't expect to win every fight! -- GiGi

5 Kill Contest Update! -- As you all know two teams tied for the fifth kill on turn
42!  Congrats to both Pauly and Swinetiger!  Now it's a matter of which of you will
get the next kill first?  Rumor has it that Rodent Clan will be exterminating their
guild-house so they will miss the next four turns, who would have thunk?  So will it
be Scrimshaw's short spear thrust to GRALTER GROTT-SON's face or will it be Slaughter
Mouse 5 standing over MIRADRAUG's limp body with scimitar in one hand and MIRADRAUG's
arm in the other?  Both will make excellent trophy poses!  What will these two fine
managers decide to name this historic statue?  Only time will tell!  Good luck to you
both! -- DeGotti

Baron Stonewall -- Let's just say you caught me a little off guard there at the
beginning of that fight.  Hopefully there won't be a next time, but if there is,
maybe things will go more in my favor then.  Well fought. -- Felix

Dexter -- A manager input error or trying something new?  Very interesting none the
less. -- Lutherius

Kobe -- Very well done.  I didn't anticipate that.  I'll be more careful next time.
-- Brutus

Ryak Razorsaw -- After you beat Scarro the first time, I chalked it up as nothing
more than a lucky fluke since he broke both his hatchets in the opening moments of
the fight.  I thought a rematch was in order to get the "correct" results out of the
fight.  Obviously, you decided not to cooperate.  Well, it is a very unfortunate
thing to lose Scarro, but you fought well and deserved that win.  It's hard to be too
upset with you since I was the one who challenged you both times, but honor dictates
that the loss must be avenged.  Hopefully you don't pull a large upset on us once
again! -- Vanek, manager of Warmasters

Tripwire -- Sorry bud, but it appears I will be cheating you out of your last chance
to bloodfeud Nero.  He hasn't lived up to the moderate expectations we initially
placed upon him.  He'll be fighting with a torch this turn instead.  Hopefully his
replacement has a little more potential. -- Vanek

Nightbane -- But I thought your manager said he always avoids us?  Did he forget or
do they just not make avoids like they used to?  Hey, you lasted 5 minutes, that has
to count for something!  But then, maybe that was primarily because of the broken
weapon. -- Balliol Blackmoon

Onyx -- Hmmmm...challenges!  Life is so much easier when they go through! -- Gron

Felix -- Did I really win that fight?  That matchup did not look good for me on
paper.  I guess that is why they make us fight it out. -- The Baron

Lutherius -- Congrats to the new Duelmaster! -- The Guild

Pentagonal Pink -- Now, you have to know to death of Leather was accidental--we even
welcomed you in the Ads!  But seriously, what leather means to you Pink boys and what
it means to a wolf are two very different things.  I sorta saw red, not just Pink.
It just happened.  The death aside, welcome to the arena and may your fights against
other teams go well! -- Spirewolf and the Guild

Angel Heart -- Now you are just a sweetheart, aren't you?  It was very nice of you to
provide me with a win like that. -- Maharion

All -- Sorry catching up on Clan Longbeards weekly quotes again. -- Visionist

Tyra -- I can drop no lower after losing to you.  I wish someone would kill me and
end my suffering. -- Borne

e.e. cummings -- Impressive defense.  Congrats on your graduation. -- Llud

India -- I am surprised I won' they didn't use my challenge strategy. -- Angus

Kathouse -- Erica's death was not intentional; that head shot set me off. -- Gerth

Scrimshaw -- You really now how to hurt a guy when he is down. -- Ghost of Phineas

Hardrada -- Congrats on your graduation, but you didn't have to use me as your
farewell beat down. -- Borne

Onyx -- You think that weapon makes you look like a real warrior?  You can dress up a
turd, but it still smells like a turd. -- Llud

Import-Export -- Was I that easy that you could take the second minute off? -- Angus

Kobe -- I am keeping track, yanno.  Paybacks are a #$%!@. -- Gerth

Scrimshaw -- Hep!  Mee whas rhaped! -- Rokhed

Flor -- I got very lucky, though the unusual training my boss has me doing seems to
be helping me. -- Borne

False Teeth -- I had an easier time than your dentist did. -- Llud

Edward Gorey -- Thanks for breaking my weapon.  -- Angus

Furious Fox -- My luck has too change soon.  Well fought. -- Gerth

Congrats to all of the recent invitees. -- The Clan Longbeard Guild

DeGotti -- Old age causes forgetfulness, my apologies for not submitting personals
regularly. -- Visionist

Year of the Cat -- Next time let's do lunch instead.  I will bring the food. --
Charcutier

Joe Mitchell -- Good fight.  I should have used a herring instead of a spear--at
least, then I might have gotten you a bit dirtier. -- Poissoinier

Chicken -- Maybe I shouldn't have said you would go well with a white wine sauce.
Ouch! -- Saucier

What a way to begin a new arena?  My crew of roughneck and highly agitated chefs, and
dishwasher, are looking forward to doing better in the future.  Fortunately, there is
only one way to go from down here.  Also, we are available to do private catering,
depending on which chefssurvive fight to fight.  So I would not expect any grilled
options in the future. -- Head Chef, manager Chefs Brigadier

Martin Luther -- It wasn't as much between you and I, it was protecting my teammate
from a challenge from you. -- The Ghost of Pauly's Pet Poodle

Liam -- Not only do you have to worry about me coming after you, but I'm sure Pauly
isn't too happy about you killing a pet that his father, Indimar gave him. --
Elephant

Tripwire -- You realize you can end this at anytime. I might even waive the part
where you have to type "Uncle" in the PAs.  Think about it.  You are letting courage
override common sense. -- Elephant

Chefs Brigadier and Pentagonal Pink -- Welcome to Shadowspire.  I hope you enjoy your
stay here. -- Elephant, manager American Muscle

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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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
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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

NERO was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KRISTEN was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
GRILLARDIN was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
BOB was butchered by SPYMASTER in a popular 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
PAULY'S PET PIG was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
TOM was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SPELLBOUND was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
DA A was executed by WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
LUTHERIUS overpowered RYAK RAZORSAW in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud Title melee.
BORNE vanquished SCRIMSHAW in a popular 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
IMPORT-EXPORT won victory over HORSE in a popular 3 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
RAT-LOVING CAT overpowered PO'D PANDA in a popular 2 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
'67 FIREBIRD outlasted LIAM O'FLAHERTY in a unpopular 13 minute Bloodfeud match.
BARON STONEWALL viciously subdued CRIMSON in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
BALLIOL BLACKMOON overpowered LONG NOSE HAIRS in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
CHROMIAN was overpowered by MOOSE DROOL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
FLOR devastated DESIREE in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TYRA outwaited ONYX in a 12 minute master's Challenge brawl.
DOMINATRIX was overpowered by THE MAD RATTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
FELIX savagely defeated EDWARD GOREY in a popular 3 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
BLACK MARIA slimly won victory over KOBE in a 2 minute gory Challenge contest.
BRUTUS overpowered GIGI DIVINE in a 2 minute gory one-sided Challenge duel.
PETRARCH was easily killed by XINU in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MAHARION was devastated by MCKAMY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
HUGH CAPET was defeated by FURIOUS FOX in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
'69 STINGRAY was beaten by ANGEL HEART in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BEAR slaughtered BEAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ORNERY OCELOT was subdued by GERTH in a exciting 3 minute Challenge melee.
KRAZED KOALA vanquished BECK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
'68 ROAD RUNNER handily defeated DADDY in a 7 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
SPIREWOLF was overpowered by MARTIN LUTHER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JOE MITCHELL was viciously subdued by HARP in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
PLONGUEUR defeated CHICKEN in a 3 minute novice's Challenge bout.
GUTENBERG was overpowered by GRON DA CAVEMAN in a 3 minute bloody one-sided fray.
LLUD viciously subdued DEXTER in a exciting 1 minute brutal master's fight.
ANGUS viciously subdued CHUPACABRON in a popular 1 minute brutal expert's bout.
SPONGE BATH demolished DAGRDRAUG in a action packed 1 minute one-sided conflict.
NIGHTBANE beat FALSE TEETH in a 2 minute expert's bout.
INDIA outlasted GRATH in a exciting 12 minute competition.
HUNTER overcame TABITHA in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
WARG luckily beat MORTE D'AMOUR in a action packed 3 minute bloody duel.
CHRELD demolished ETHER BUNNY in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
VERMINDERELLA overcame CLARA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
PLASMA CUTTER savagely defeated SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 in a 3 minute gruesome competition.
KARCH handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BALL-PEEN was overpowered by SUREDRAUG in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
GUTHUATER viciously subdued P.G. WODEHOUSE in a popular 4 minute gruesome bout.
ALICIA CURLBRAID was assassinated by AWL in a 1 minute uneven competition.
H.P. LOVECRAFT subdued RHINO in a 2 minute match.
PERFECTO VILLIANOUS handily defeated CHARCUTIER in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
THUNDERSAW was overpowered by RED HOOK in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SLEDGE was bested by TROLL in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur upset conflict.
MARY ELLEN demolished MELISSA JOAN in a popular 1 minute mismatched battle.
POISSOINNIER was devastated by YEAR OF THE CAT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
'70 CHARGER R/T bested SAUCIER in a 3 minute novice's bout.
TRIGGER viciously subdued TIN SNIPS in a 2 minute gory novice's struggle.
LANNY was viciously subdued by UMAK in a 7 minute brutal amateur's conflict.
ANGERED APE beat SKIFF in a exciting 6 minute beginner's fight.
TING-TING handily defeated DOM in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
WILHELM executed CHERBOURG SPLEEN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 25         TOTAL PARRY       95 -  71 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     18         LUNGING ATTACK    83 -  75 -  5      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         SLASHING ATTACK   56 -  51 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                      14         AIMED BLOW        66 -  63 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  15 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         PARRY-LUNGE       35 -  36 -  2      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         STRIKING ATTACK  101 - 112 - 13      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    47 -  64 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  44 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  23 -  0      23  |

Turn  43 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:

AIMED BLOW        10 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK   11 - 14         4  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  8     LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  9         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     2 -  7         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LUTHERIUS 562              18   7  3  156 WARMASTERS (15)
AIMED BLOW       GRON DA CAVEMAN 400        21  16  1  118 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
SLASHING ATTACK  ANGUS 217                  23  20  1  116 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
PARRY-LUNGE      BARON STONEWALL 85         23  20  2  109 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE MAD RATTER 523         15   4  0  104 RODENT CLAN (37)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    IMPORT-EXPORT 76           22  21  3  101 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
TOTAL PARRY      EDWARD GOREY 222           27  16  0   97 LITERATE LOONS (40)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACK MARIA 435            17   9  1   75 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
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 
HORSE 610.  The ten other most popular fighters were FELIX 437, SKIFF 775, DADDY 763, 
GRATH 581, MORTE D'AMOUR 528, GERTH 665, PO'D PANDA 147, BARON STONEWALL 85, ORNERY 
OCELOT 144, and ANGUS 217.

The least popular fighter this week was '67 FIREBIRD 645.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698, INDIA 391, UMAK 773, TYRA 416, CHERBOURG 
SPLEEN 769, DOM 779, ANGERED APE 749, TIN SNIPS 772, SLEDGE 629, and THUNDERSAW 648.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LUTHERIUS (81-562) WARMASTERS (15)
LLUD (81-216) CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
FELIX (81-437) WARMASTERS (15)

                                  Name-Change-O-Rama

     The summer tourney brought a lot of people to the Isle who didn't appear there 
normally.  This included Commission employees.  Half a dozen arenamasters regarded 
each other warily in the mirror behind the bar at the Pig in a Haystack.  The Pig was 
obscure and mediocre, drawing few gladiators, which is what they had all been looking 
for.  They saw gladiators every day.  Most arenamaster were convinced that this was 
some kind of punishment.
     You could always pick out the arenamasters in a crowd.  There were superficial 
differences:  One of these had clearly Adantri features, one wore an eye-patch, two 
were female.  But there were, in significant ways, alike.  The same size, the same 
hair-trigger alertness, the same deadliness.
     The one-eyed man broke the ice, raising his beer mug in salute.  "I'm Zrof One-
Eye from Zukal.  Sugar of Arvat--"  One of the women bowed slightly.  "I know Sugar.  
The rest of you...?"
     The Adantri matched his salute.  "Dernal of Dayla Kiv."
     "Daiyla Kiv?  Ah...."
     "No, without the 'I' in it.  These damned bureaucrats can't spell, and they 
thought adding an unnecessary vowel was exotic."  Disgust dripped from his voice.
     "Tell me about it!" another man growled in agreement.  "Khagal of Niatoli, and 
what they do to the spelling of THAT simple word--!"
     "I thought Daiyla, I mean Dayla Kiv had a different name right now," 
Arenamistress Sugar said.  "The arena, at least, because of a contest?"
     "Chavez Ravine."  Dernal's tone was the one that substituted in polite company 
for spitting on the floor.
     Zrof blinked, taken aback by the bitterness.  He wouldn't have minded a contest 
in Zukal, and damn what they called the place.  "It's only temporary, though."
     "Temporary, shmiperary," another man muttered.  He seemed well into his drinking, 
although, like all arenamasters, he carried his liquor well.  "They do it all the time 
in Aradi.  No reshpect.  Go around changing thish, changing that.  I wish I could 
change shome thingsh."  He signalled the bartender for a refill.
     The second woman put her hand over his mug.  "You've had enough, Harkon.  Try the 
coffee, instead."
     "You should be mad, too, Ripplesh," Harkon said.  "They're going to do shtuff 
like that in Jahnsh, aren't they?"
     Ripples Dorrigan shrugged.  All the men paused, some with glasses half raised, to 
watch.  "It's the way things are," she said.  "Not much we can do about it."
     "You know," Khagal of Niatoli said, "maybe we could make a few changes.  Fix the 
spelling of Arena 33, for one, change a few standby titles--"
     "The Commission hates changes."  Dernal of Dayla Kiv topped up his glass and 
drained it gloomily.
     "Yes, but if we disguise it," Sugar of Arvat said, excited, "make it... maybe a 
general Name-Change-O-Rama!  Then we could slip OUR changes through and no one would 
notice or mind."

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     By popular demand, we are holding a Name-Change-o-Rama during the month of 
September, 2008.  If you wish to change the name of your warriors or teams, please 
contact RSI Customer Service.  The charge for a name change is $1.