DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/10/2008    Duedate: 09/23/2008

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-44

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANGUS
CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
(81-217) [24-20-1,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANGUS                          PLONGUEUR
CLAN LONGBEARD (39)            CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
(81-217) [24-20-1,129]         (81-752) [3-0-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLOR                           BEAR
CULT OF BACCHUS (4)            BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
(81-263) [26-14-0,110]         (81-707) [5-3-2,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LA PENTARCHIE (11)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)        49
2. DARQUE AGES (29)            48      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)        47      Unchartered Team
4. GOONSWARM (79)              42
5. PENTAGONAL PINK (77)        37      GOONSWARM (79)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       135  82  5 62.2   1/ 5 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       11  4 0
 2/ 2 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    134  86  4 60.9   2/ 1 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    10  5 1
 3/ 3 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     133  87  1 60.5   3/ 9 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      10  5 0
 4/ 0*GOONSWARM (79)             3   2  1 60.0   4/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       9  6 1
 5/ 4 DARQUE AGES (29)         127  92  2 58.0   5/ 4 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      9  6 0
 6/ 5 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     121  94  6 56.3   6/10 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      8  6 0
 7/ 6 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      109  93  5 54.0   7/ 6 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       8  7 1
 8/ 8 RODENT CLAN (37)          87  80  5 52.1   8/11 WARMASTERS (15)           8  7 1
 9/ 7 FUCHI OWNED (54)         105  98  4 51.7   9/14 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 0
10/ 9 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     103  97  4 51.5  10- 3 FURRY FURY (25)           7  3 1
11-11 FURRY FURY (25)           22  21  4 51.2  11/ 7 RODENT CLAN (37)          7  7 1
12/13 THE DRAUGS (17)          107 103  4 51.0  12/17 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        6  9 1
13/10 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      112 108  7 50.9  13/ 8 KATHOUSE (3)              6  9 0
14/12 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      111 109  5 50.5  14/15 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      6  9 0
15/15 WARMASTERS (15)          104 114 11 47.7  15/22 THE DRAUGS (17)           5  4 0
16/14 KATHOUSE (3)             102 115  3 47.0  16/12 AARP (41)                 5  4 0
17/16 LITERATE LOONS (40)      102 117  3 46.6  17/13 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    5  9 2
18/20 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      65  82  3 44.2  18/23*CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)      5 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    85 112  7 43.1  19/19 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      5 10 0
20/22 AARP (41)                 82 109  9 42.9  20/21 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     4  7 1
21/21 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        92 123 10 42.8  21/16 LITERATE LOONS (40)       4 11 1
22/19 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     26  37  3 41.3  22/24*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)      4 11 0
23/23 BLADE MAGES (66)          30  58  2 34.1  23/ 0*GOONSWARM (79)            3  2 1
24/25*CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)       5  10  0 33.3  24/18 FUCHI OWNED (54)          3 12 0
25/24 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        30  66  1 31.3  25/20 BLADE MAGES (66)          2  4 0
26/26*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)       4  11  0 26.7  26/25 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        0  3 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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                           ***SHADOWSPIRE YELLOW PRESS***
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                           ******************************

     This warrior is a hit with the crowds.  Children dream of someday growing up to
fight in the arena, and this gladiator is the one they wish to emulate.  The opposite
sexes swoon in their seats as this warrior walks upon the sands!  Who is this fabled
warrior?  Why none other than your Shadowspire Popularity Leader!
     Join us now as the SYP presents every tweeners dream--Popularity Leaders!
     Totals are gleaned from Turn 1 - Turn 43:
     Who ever said style is not needed to make one popular probably has never had any
sense of style themselves or had the burden of being popular.  The SYP has discovered
that "STYLE" is oh-so-essential when it comes to being popular in Shadowspire.

STYLES OF SHADOWSPIRE'S MOST POPULAR LIST

 1.  Striker (32)
 2.  Aimed Blow (4)
 3.  Parry Strike (3)
 4.  Basher (1)
 5.  Lunger (1)
 6.  Total Parry (1)
 7.  Unknown (1)

     The list was not intentionally halted at the seven mark!  These are the only
styles to hold popularity leader.  It looks like there is a bit of favoritism in the
style department.  Of course, who can blame the fans?  Do you want to see an exciting
fight or two tree stumps stand and stare at one another for half an hour?  Yeah, we
thought so!

TOP FIVE WARRIORS ON SHADOWSPIRE'S MOST POPULAR LIST

 1.  GROLSCH of ALE HOUSE MERCS (15)
 2.  LLUD of CLAN LONGBEARD (11)
 3.  STRAY CAT of ERRATA (4)
 4.  MICEPICK of RODENT CLAN (3)
 5.  NUYEN NICK of FUCHI OWNED (2)
     DA VINCI of DARQUE AGES (2)

     As this editor's mother once told him, "Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every
now and then."  Below you will see those warriors who enjoyed the spotlight for a
brief moment in Shadowspire.  Not all of them stayed in the spectators hearts, but
for one cycle, they were the talk of the town.

THIS WEEK'S FAVORITE HOLDERS BY STYLE

 1.  Striker         19
 2.  Unknown          7
 3.  Basher           4
 4.  Lunger           4
 5.  Slasher          3
 6.  Aimed Blow       2
 7.  Total Parry      2
 8.  Parry Riposte    1
 9.  Parry Strike     1
10.  Parry Lunge      0
11.  Wall of Steel    0

     Once again you see a big difference in the style data.  Poor Walls of Steel!!
It appears that if you want to be popular that it takes more than just moving your
weapon, you have to move your feet also!
     The unknown warriors that are missing from the figures above are:

Silence              81-251           Legion of Solitude
Derrik the Red       81-295           War Machine
Draccularr           81-289           Vampirates
Insurrection         81-410           Eternal Abyss
Perfect Poremba      81-539           Kathouse
Captain Trips        81-567           Electric Kool-Aid
Furious Fox          81-143           Furry Fury

TOP THREE THIS WEEK'S FAVORITE POSITION HOLDERS BY TEAM

 1.  FUCHI OWNED          5
 2.  ALE HOUSE MERCS      4
     WARMASTERS           4
 3.  AARP                 3
     DARQUE AGES          3

     That about does it for this edition of the SYP!  Hope you enjoyed the
information and if you have any information to share about the missing styles above,
contact the SYP editor.

Until Next Time,

SYP Editor

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings again Shadowspire!

I can now say from personal experience that winning to retain the throne is just as
exciting as winning to initially get it.  After last turn, there was the buzz of
excitement in the air here in the Warmaster stable.  After this turn, that buzz has
turned into a roar.  Not only was I am to defend the throne and avenge the loss of a
fallen comrade, but both Felix and I received our graduation notices!  When I ran
into Vanek earlier today, he was as giddy as a child on Christmas morning!  Ahhh, it
is good to be on top!

I hope Vanek enjoys himself now, as the Warmasters will be under going a
transformation in the very near future.  The 2 new recruits will be joining the other
2 Warmaster rookies, leaving Brutus as the team s new grizzled veteran and team
captain.  To say that the team will be starting over is an understatement, but all
good things must eventually come to an end.

I have been told that Vanek has taken pity on Ryak Razorsaw and decided it would be
unfair to pursue massive down challenges on him any further.  He will likely still
have to contend with Brutus, but he has other plans for me.  As of the time this was
written, I knew my first challenge would again be issued to Sponge Bath.  The second
challenge has yet to be determined.  No matter the outcome of my next fight, the
arena shall be coronating a new Duelmaster next turn.  Regardless of who it ends up
being, I want to congratulate them and remind them to enjoy the view from the top.
No matter how many turns you sit up here, the time flies too quickly and it's never
enough.

One last topic I wish to discuss before I depart for the Isle of the Eye.  I don't
know what the rest of you think, but personally I have come to love this arena.
Despite the fact that I will no longer be here, it is my wish to see this arena
continue to thrive.  It was nice to see 2 new teams join us last turn, but I couldn't
help but notice that despite the fact that we have had 77 teams join Shadowspire;
only 26 are still currently active.  What has happened to the other 51?  I urge you
all to encourage any managers you know that have left the arena to return.  I know
from talking with Vanek that it is his hope to try and get 35-40 teams back here by
turn 50.  He mentioned feeling so strongly about it, that he was considering sending
out an all arena newsletter post to help generate some new interest.  Perhaps if
others feel as strongly as he and I do, they could do the same.  I know it's an
ambitious goal, but it can be accomplished if every manager makes even a small
effort.  Write an article, get a hold of an old Shadowspire manager and tell him to
get his butt back here, or recruit some fresh faces.  Either way, let's keep
Shadowspire strong and thriving for many years to come!
Life and luck to you all!

Your Duelmaster,
Lord Protector Lutherius

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome SHADOWSPIRE.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  
SHADOWSPIRE watched with glee as DRAGONBANE GUILD got knocked off top spot by LA 
PENTARCHIE!  Hmmmph!  I always thought FURRY FURY was an over-rated team and they 
proved it with a 0-0-0!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n 
down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, THE DRAUGS' 15th moved them up to 3-1-0 place.  
It seems so recently people were saying DARQUE AGES was washed up, finished.  But 
5-0-0 moved them up 5.  I guess they're washed no more...  What's with ANGEL HEART?  
She actually beat AMERICAN MUSCLE's '67 FIREBIRD, and walked away with 22 more points 
from the fight.  Major screwup at WOODY'S WORKSHOP.  PLASMA CUTTER lost 14 points to 
KARCH.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe PLASMA CUTTER will provide more easy 
wins...  See how the Duelmaster challenged AARP's SPONGE BATH?  That sort of 
initiative is how he got where he is now.  Try as it might, SPONGE BATH wasn't good 
enough at persuading LUTHERIUS to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice 
to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
SHADOWSPIRE thinks KELLUMBO'S KIDS and their 133-87-1 is too much!  If at first you 
don't succeed, give up...  Management must be dealin', as the boys at CLAN LONGBEARD 
ain't reelin'!  KELLUMBO'S KIDS' mad!  What do people see in VERMINDERELLA?  Hers 
7-2-0?  RODENT CLAN ain't talkin', but she's got 37 points.  Fighting is a better 
craft than farming, INDIA, but you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged by FELIX, 
17 points above you, is dues.  I have to get this off my chest.  What a low dog, 
FELIX!  He can't set himself up in a real match.  I was sorry to see INDIA lose.  
Maybe FUCHI OWNED's ONYX is one of those gals who likes pain, or something.  That's 
what she'll get next week, after challenging up 27 to THE MAD RATTER.  Who knows what 
was running through ONYX's head, but THE MAD RATTER rearranged it for her.  How soon 
will ONYX make a challenge like that again?  I hate going to the effort of writing 
about the kind of fights that DESIREE gets in.  She fights people like XINU, 9 points 
below.  I thought DESIREE showed great skill and promise when she defeated XINU.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  ETHER BUNNY looked pretty sick and surprised when 
she learned RODENT CLAN is sending her to the Dark Arena!  Whadd'she expect with a 
7-13-0?  I like to see warriors put young whippersnappers in their place.  I guess 
you could say BIG LAKE OUTCASTS'THUNDERSAW did just that.  Right ALE HOUSE MERCS?  
SCRIMSHAW larned his lesson (THUNDERSAW taught it well), and we right likely won't be 
seein' 'im fight any BIG LAKE OUTCASTS members with the same gusto.  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
SHADOWSPIRE is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  
Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGUS 217                    24  20  1   129       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400          22  16  1   123       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BARON STONEWALL 85           24  20  2   120       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 FLOR 263                     26  14  0   110       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 THE MAD RATTER 523           16   4  0   110       RODENT CLAN (37)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76             23  21  3   105       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 GUTENBERG 167                27  17  0   104       DARQUE AGES (29)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           24   5  0   100       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             27  17  0    98       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 DEXTER 452                   21  13  0    97       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 BORNE 214                    20  24  1    97       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225          18  26  1    97       AARP (41)
 DAGRDRAUG 297                20  22  0    96       THE DRAUGS (17)
 CRIMSON 122                  21  22  1    95       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 MOOSE DROOL 563              13  13  0    94       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 HORSE 610                    11   6  2    94       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 SPONGE BATH 226              19  25  2    93       AARP (41)
 DESIREE 577                  15   8  0    91       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614        11   6  0    91       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYRA 416                     24  13  0    90       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 INDIA 391                    25  14  0    89       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 HUNTER 120                   17  26  2    89       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 NIGHTBANE 377                24  15  0    87       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 BLACK MARIA 435              18   9  1    86       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 CHROMIAN 40                  19  23  1    81       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 DOMINATRIX 583               12   9  1    77       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 ONYX 453                     18  17  0    76       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 GRATH 581                    14   7  0    76       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 FALSE TEETH 521              15  15  2    73       AARP (41)
 CHUPACABRON 284              14  28  1    73       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 WARG 582                     15   6  0    67       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XINU 642                      8   5  2    66       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597             8  12  1    66       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 KARCH 584                     9  11  1    64       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 CHRELD 525                   13  16  0    63       BLADE MAGES (66)
 MCKAMY 684                    8   4  0    59       KATHOUSE (3)
 KOBE 683                      9   3  0    57       KATHOUSE (3)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABITHA 682                   6   6  0    55       KATHOUSE (3)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORTE D'AMOUR 528            12  17  1    54       BLADE MAGES (66)
-PO'D PANDA 147                5   5  2    51       FURRY FURY (25)
 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595         8   2  3    49       RODENT CLAN (37)
 ANGEL HEART 644               5   4  0    49       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 BRUTUS 616                    9   8  0    47       WARMASTERS (15)
 CLARA 666                     6   2  0    44       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 PLASMA CUTTER 626             6   6  0    42       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 AWL 627                       5   7  2    40       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 MARTIN LUTHER 718             5   3  0    39       DARQUE AGES (29)
 RED HOOK 735                  4   2  0    38       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 VERMINDERELLA 605             7   2  0    37       RODENT CLAN (37)
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698           6   4  1    35       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 GIGI DIVINE 613               9   7  0    34       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 '67 FIREBIRD 645             10   3  0    33       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 THUNDERSAW 648                5   9  1    33       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 GERTH 665                     5   8  1    31       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-FURIOUS FOX 143               5   5  0    31       FURRY FURY (25)
-KRAZED KOALA 748              3   0  0    30       FURRY FURY (25)
 YEAR OF THE CAT 765           3   0  0    29       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 HUGH CAPET 690                4   7  1    28       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BALL-PEEN 628                 6   9  0    27       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 '70 CHARGER R/T 745           5   0  0    25       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 PLONGUEUR 752                 3   0  0    25       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAHARION 725                  3   4  0    23       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 GUTHUATER 720                 4   4  0    22       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 WILHELM 770                   2   0  1    22       WARMASTERS (15)
 SAUCIER 753                   1   2  0    22       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 MARY ELLEN 694                4   7  0    21       KATHOUSE (3)
 BEAR 707                      5   3  2    20       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 P.G. WODEHOUSE 709            5   4  1    20       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 RHINO 708                     4   4  0    20       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747           4   1  0    20       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
-ANGERED APE 749               3   0  0    19       FURRY FURY (25)
-ORNERY OCELOT 144             4   6  0    18       FURRY FURY (25)
 SLEDGE 629                    3   9  0    18       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 H.P. LOVECRAFT 692            3   8  0    17       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 PERFECTO VILLIANOUS 714       3   5  0    17       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 POISSOINNIER 751              1   2  0    17       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 SHORTY 797                    1   0  0    17       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 '69 STINGRAY 736              2   4  0    16       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 TRIGGER 755                   2   2  0    15       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 VILE RAT 795                  1   0  0    13       GOONSWARM (79)
 DEADTEAR 793                  1   0  0    13       GOONSWARM (79)
 BECK 743                      2   3  0    11       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 REMEDIAL 792                  1   0  1    11       GOONSWARM (79)
 DADDY 763                     1   2  0    11       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 HARP 744                      2   3  0     9       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 MELISSA JOAN 730              2   1  0     9       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 BOETHIUS 798                  1   0  0     8       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ANSELM 799                    1   0  0     7       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SPIREWOLF 768                 1   2  1     6       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 UNCUT 789                     1   0  0     6       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 LANNY 758                     1   3  0     6       KATHOUSE (3)
 MIRDRAUG 787                  1   0  0     6       THE DRAUGS (17)
 KANODRAUG 786                 1   0  0     6       THE DRAUGS (17)
 CHICKEN 761                   1   2  0     5       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 JETBLACK 807                  1   0  0     5       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 JOE MITCHELL 766              1   2  0     5       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 TING-TING 776                 1   1  0     4       FUCHI OWNED (54)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYDROSAN 794                  0   1  0     4       GOONSWARM (79)
 CHARCUTIER 750                0   3  0     3       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 SKIFF 775                     0   2  0     2       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 TIN SNIPS 772                 0   2  0     2       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 JACK SPADE 804                0   1  0     1       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 ROYOFCA 791                   0   1  0     1       GOONSWARM (79)
 SYE THE BEARDED 801           0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 LILY THAI 790                 0   1  0     1       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 FROMAGEUR 800                 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?
SCRIMSHAW 742           3  2 2 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5    THUNDERSAW 648         44   
PAULY'S PET PARRO 805   0  1 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   SHEWISH GIANT          44  NONE
PAULY'S PET POODL 746   2  1 1 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698    42  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  JUST REVENGED
JUST TOO AVERAGE 802    0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 SHEWISH GIANT          44  NONE
PHINEAS 732             0  2 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    SCRIMSHAW 742          40  REVENGED
UMAK 773                1  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    STONE GOLEM            44  NONE
PETRARCH 579            8 13 0 DARQUE AGES 29       XINU 642               43   
BOB 806                 0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       HIGH ELF               44  NONE
ERICA ROSE 701          2  4 0 KATHOUSE 3           GERTH 665              40  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  REVENGED
BEAR 762                0  2 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   BEAR 707               43   
DOM 779                 0  2 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   ARENAMASTER            44  NONE
LEATHER 760             0  1 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   SPIREWOLF 768          42   
TROLL 759               1  2 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   SHEWISH GIANT          44  NONE
ETHER BUNNY 517         7 14 0 RODENT CLAN 37       MOUNTAIN TROLL         44  NONE
LUCIFURRY 803           0  1 0 RODENT CLAN 37       ARENAMASTER            44  NONE
MIRADRAUG 688           5  4 0 THE DRAUGS 17        SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595  42   
SUREDRAUG 689           5  6 0 THE DRAUGS 17        WURM KIN               44  NONE
SCARRO 602              8  9 1 WARMASTERS 15        RYAK RAZORSAW 597      42  REVENGED
VARIUS 796              0  1 0 WARMASTERS 15        REMEDIAL 792           44   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Nice improvement in the PA's last turn! -- DeGotti

Looks like I was one turn late for the fifth kill contest!  Damn Darque, why didn't
you challenge Xinu on turn 42? -- DeGotti

Darque -- Didn't you just have a BF with me not too long ago?  Petrach's FE advantage
must have looked pretty juicy to you!  I guess Xinu's "if challenged" strat works
well! -- DeGotti

Brutus -- You pulled out your "BIG" weapon for lil' ol' me?  I am flattered and sore!
-- Gigi

Desiree -- Awful lot of armor for your style don't cha think? -- Flor

Hello SHADOWSPIRE ARENA -- My name is Gentleben.  I am the General Manger of Pawn of
Prophecy (DM-25 managed by myself), Bishop's Law (DM-14 managed by Bishop) and Time
Stallyns (DM-36 managed by Centarian).  I am bringing my newest team to the
SHADOWSPIRE ARENA.  We should arrive in time to fight on turn 45 if everything goes
according to plan.  The new team is Unholy Knights and will be managed by Satan
Claws.  I'll do my best to control them, but you know those underworld warriors are
so hard to control; and Satan Claws isn't much better.  But I will do my best.  Look
forward to seeing you on the sands and in the taverns. -- Gentleben, GM

Crimson  -- That worked fairly well.  The veterans need to help each other out.
Well, I got helped anyway. -- The Baron

Long Hairy Nose -- I thought I could win that fight, but that quickly?  You are an
interesting opponent. -- Balliol

McKamy -- Don't you realize that when I challenge you I expect to win?  You have no
respect for plans and expectations!  See if I challenge you again! -- Maharion

Martin Luther -- So much for the "peaceful reformer" disguise!  You're out to cause
trouble! -- Spirewolf

Gutenburg -- Funny, I never could get that match-up when I challenged for it, but
here it was just falling into my lap.  Even without the correct strat things worked
out as they should.  If you feel frustrated and would like a rematch, feel free to
drop by the cave to try again. -- Gron

Import-Export -- No more.  You are hunted. -- Horse

Bear -- There was only enough room for one bear in Shadowspire. -- Bear

Release the dogs of war!!!  Aaaarrrooowwwooowwooo!

Bliss.  What could I say?  I don't want to draw any bad luck with pointless
bragging....  Then, Kellumbo didn't write anything and got some not very pleasant
turns!  So, even if retrieving one body each turn is not exactly rejoicing, it is
quite ratio-friendly, and it's probably the main reason why my team lived this
rapturous day.  I've never seen so close a race after 43 turns, so let's keep
fighting! -- Le Pentarque

Congrats to Lutherius and Vanek for their victories and columns!  But no congrats for
that eleventh kill...well, one turn of BF and we will forget it.

Well, Angus, you know, nothing has ever been easy for me.  I'm of the struggling
type! -- Import-Export, the slug

Head Chef -- I guess that Year of the Cat likes your food; Charcutier and Poissonnier
are brilliant!
P.S.  Being French I take the liberty to correct your spelling of Poissonnier.
 ;)
Good luck anyway against other opponents. -- Le Pentarque

Xinu -- Again!!  MD says that he doesn't have anyone to send for the BF, so you may
get off free on this one.  The one candidate for BF, YOU KILLED!  It was our
challenge though, so what right do we have to complain.--Darque Ages

Furious Fox -- I keep looking at that challenge and think there has been a mistake
somewhere.  Either I was misinformed about your style and challenged you just as the
NL states, or I just transposed some numbers.  Whatever the cause, that is not a
challenge that I normally make or will be making in the future. -- Hugh Capet
P.S.  All of this talk is assuming that I live that long and MD doesn't send me to
fight by torchlight.

Gron Da Caveman -- I do all that I can to avoid you, and we get match up anyway.
There are too many of your ilk in these upper ranks for my liking.  While I can avoid
all of you, it is out of my power to completely avoid all of you. -- Gutenberg

All -- We start the rebuild for Darque Ages.  I made it 42 turns without using the
Dark Arena.  Sadly, that streak came to an end last turn because Chaucer's

replacement was less than stellar (actually that is being kind--it sucked!).  I'm
hoping the rebuild will be painless, but I have this sinking feeling that I'm in for
a bad cycles before the ship rights itself. -- Master Darque

Ryak Razorsaw -- Sorry, I thought at the very least I could teach you a few things.  
Apparently I'm not a very good teacher. -- Lutherius

Gigi Divine -- Maybe it's just me, but don't those both go in the opposite hands?
Also, hold the sword by the hilt, not the blade.  I've discovered that usually helps
out alot.  Did I miss the memo for opposite day in Shadowspire? -- Brutus

Cherbourg Spleen -- Oops.  Now Vanek's going to be pissed.  He told us all to quit
being so aggressive because he's sick and tired of dealing with bloodfeuds.  Sorry,
that's my bad. -- Wilhelm

Pauly -- What's up with your pets?  Why do they keep dying? -- Elephant

Trip -- For the first time in a long time, I didn't avoid you one single time this
turn. -- Elephant

Angel Heart -- I'm still wondering about my weapon selection.  Oh well.  Nice fight.
-- '69 Stingray

Daddy -- Who's your...wait that just sounds lame.  Any who, welcome. -- RR

Ok RUGS, be good to me one more time. -- Elephant

Llud -- Let's face it, I could put a sock-puppet on my hand and still whip your butt.
-- Onyx

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

ETHER BUNNY was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SUREDRAUG was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DOM was easily killed by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
UMAK was slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
TROLL was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a popular 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
JUST TOO AVERAGE was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
PAULY'S PET PARROT was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
LUCIFURRY was assassinated by ARENAMASTER in a 2 minute Dark Arena struggle.
BOB was executed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
BRUTUS was overpowered by RYAK RAZORSAW in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
PERFECTO VILLIANOUS was vanquished by AWL in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
'69 STINGRAY was luckily beaten by LIAM O'FLAHERTY in a 1 minute Bloodfeud duel.
THUNDERSAW assassinated SCRIMSHAW in a popular 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud match.
LUTHERIUS overpowered SPONGE BATH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GUTENBERG slimly won victory over EDWARD GOREY in a 20 minute Challenge conflict.
ANGUS devastated BALLIOL BLACKMOON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title bout.
FELIX handily defeated INDIA in a popular 2 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
HUNTER lost to IMPORT-EXPORT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's Challenge fray.
LLUD was devastated by BARON STONEWALL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
CHROMIAN was demolished by DEXTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
DESIREE overpowered XINU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ONYX was devastated by THE MAD RATTER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
WARG savagely defeated KOBE in a monotonous 9 minute gory Challenge duel.
GRATH handily defeated TABITHA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
KARCH devastated PLASMA CUTTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MARTIN LUTHER savagely defeated GIGI DIVINE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
GUTHUATER was overpowered by CLARA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ANGEL HEART overpowered '67 FIREBIRD in a 4 minute brutal uneven Challenge match.
SKIFF lost to MELISSA JOAN in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fray.
'70 CHARGER R/T outwaited TRIGGER in a dull 8 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
WILHELM overpowered LANNY in a action packed 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CHARCUTIER was overpowered by RHINO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
POISSOINNIER overpowered TING-TING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PLONGUEUR luckily beat BEAR in a action packed 4 minute brutal Challenge bout.
SPIREWOLF was bested by BECK in a 2 minute novice's Challenge duel.
LONG NOSE HAIRS devastated CHRELD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
FLOR overcame MOOSE DROOL in a exciting 1 minute veteran's fight.
BORNE was unbelievably bested by RAT-LOVING CAT in a popular 4 minute expert's match.
GRON DA CAVEMAN won victory over CRIMSON in a 2 minute master's bout.
BLACK MARIA savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 5 minute competition.
TYRA defeated DOMINATRIX in a action packed 3 minute expert's battle.
NIGHTBANE was viciously subdued by DAGRDRAUG in a 3 minute master's match.
CHUPACABRON was defeated by HORSE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute one-sided brawl.
FALSE TEETH handily defeated MORTE D'AMOUR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 overpowered MAHARION in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MCKAMY overpowered VERMINDERELLA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MARY ELLEN was narrowly defeated by GERTH in a 3 minute fray.
RED HOOK overpowered BALL-PEEN in a exciting 1 minute brutal uneven competition.
P.G. WODEHOUSE was handily defeated by SAUCIER in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
H.P. LOVECRAFT was overpowered by YEAR OF THE CAT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
HUGH CAPET devastated SLEDGE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
CHICKEN was devastated by VILE RAT in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
DADDY devastated FROMAGEUR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
JOE MITCHELL was subdued by BOETHIUS in a 2 minute amateur's battle.
'68 ROAD RUNNER outwaited HYDROSAN in a action packed 11 minute novice's bout.
TIN SNIPS was bested by ANSELM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's fight.
HARP was handily defeated by SHORTY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ROYOFCA was beaten by MIRDRAUG in a exciting 1 minute beginner's fight.
REMEDIAL easily killed VARIUS in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
DEADTEAR overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SYE THE BEARDED was beaten by JETBLACK in a 1 minute novice's brawl.
LILY THAI was viciously subdued by UNCUT in a 3 minute gory novice's duel.
JACK SPADE was defeated by KANODRAUG in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 30         TOTAL PARRY       93 -  73 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                      17         PARRY-LUNGE       39 -  35 -  2      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     17         LUNGING ATTACK    81 -  74 -  4      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         AIMED BLOW        70 -  64 -  2      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  15 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         SLASHING ATTACK   49 -  51 -  2      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         STRIKING ATTACK  102 - 119 - 13      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    47 -  61 -  4      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  46 -  2      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  23 -  0      26  |

Turn  44 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-LUNGE        6 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  6     STRIKING ATTACK   11 - 19         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         9 -  8     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  8     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  6         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  5                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ANGUS 217                  24  20  1  129 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
AIMED BLOW       GRON DA CAVEMAN 400        22  16  1  123 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
PARRY-LUNGE      BARON STONEWALL 85         24  20  2  120 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE MAD RATTER 523         16   4  0  110 RODENT CLAN (37)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    IMPORT-EXPORT 76           23  21  3  105 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
TOTAL PARRY      GUTENBERG 167              27  17  0  104 DARQUE AGES (29)
LUNGING ATTACK   DESIREE 577                15   8  0   91 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACK MARIA 435            18   9  1   86 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
BASHING ATTACK   LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698         6   4  1   35 LITERATE LOONS (40)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FLOR 263.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BEAR 707.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOMINATRIX 583, BLACK MARIA 435, 
DAGRDRAUG 297, HYDROSAN 794, WILHELM 770, BORNE 214, HORSE 610, GRON DA CAVEMAN 400, 
MARY ELLEN 694, and UNCUT 789.

The least popular fighter this week was GUTENBERG 167.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EDWARD GOREY 222, WARG 582, '70 CHARGER R/T 745, '67 FIREBIRD 645, LILY 
THAI 790, VARIUS 796, HARP 744, '68 ROAD RUNNER 747, JOE MITCHELL 766, and FROMAGEUR 
800.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ANGUS (81-217) CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
FLOR (81-263) CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

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

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