DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/24/2008    Duedate: 10/07/2008

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-45

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRON DA CAVEMAN
DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
(81-400) [23-16-1,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRON DA CAVEMAN                SAUCIER
DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)          CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
(81-400) [23-16-1,131]         (81-753) [2-2-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPONGE BATH                    KANODRAUG
AARP (41)                      THE DRAUGS (17)
(81-226) [19-26-2,85]          (81-786) [1-1-0,4]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LA PENTARCHIE (11)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OF WOLF AND MAN (57)        39
2. FURRY FURY (25)             39      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         38      Unchartered Team
4. FUCHI OWNED (54)            37
5. WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)       37      GOONSWARM (79)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 4*GOONSWARM (79)             7   2  1 77.8   1/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       12  3 0
 2/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       139  83  5 62.6   2/ 3 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      10  5 0
 3/ 3 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     137  88  2 60.9   3/ 8 WARMASTERS (15)           9  6 1
 4/ 2 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    135  90  4 60.0   4/19 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      9  6 1
 5/ 0*ORCAE ITA (80)             3   2  1 60.0   5/ 9 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 0
 6/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)         129  95  2 57.6   6/ 5 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      8  7 0
 7/ 6 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     124  96  6 56.4   7/14 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      8  7 0
 8/ 7 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      111  96  5 53.6   8/23*GOONSWARM (79)            7  2 1
 9/ 9 FUCHI OWNED (54)         108 100  5 51.9   9/ 4 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       7  8 1
10/10 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     106  99  4 51.7  10/18*CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)      7  8 0
11/13 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      115 110  7 51.1  11/ 7 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       7  8 0
12/12 THE DRAUGS (17)          108 105  4 50.7  12/12 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        6  9 1
13/ 8 RODENT CLAN (37)          87  85  5 50.6  13/13 KATHOUSE (3)              6  9 0
14/14 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      113 112  5 50.2  14/ 2 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     6  9 0
15/11 FURRY FURY (25)           24  24  4 50.0  15/ 6 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      6  9 0
16/15 WARMASTERS (15)          106 117 11 47.5  16/15 THE DRAUGS (17)           5  4 0
17/16 KATHOUSE (3)             105 117  3 47.3  17/10 FURRY FURY (25)           5  5 0
18/17 LITERATE LOONS (40)      105 119  3 46.9  18/17 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    5  9 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    87 115  7 43.1  19/24 FUCHI OWNED (54)          5 10 1
20/20 AARP (41)                 83 111  9 42.8  20/20 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     5 10 1
21/18 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      65  87  3 42.8  21/21 LITERATE LOONS (40)       5 10 0
22/21 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        94 126 10 42.7  22/22*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)      5 10 0
23/22 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     28  40  3 41.2  23/16 AARP (41)                 4  5 0
24/24*CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)       8  12  0 40.0  24/11 RODENT CLAN (37)          4 10 0
25/ 0*UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)        2   3  0 40.0  25/ 0*ORCAE ITA (80)            3  2 1
26/23 BLADE MAGES (66)          31  59  2 34.4  26/ 0*UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       2  3 0
27/25 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        31  66  1 32.0  27/25 BLADE MAGES (66)          2  4 0
28/26*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)       6  14  0 30.0  28/26 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        1  2 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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                            !!!  SEMI-SPECIAL REPORT  !!!

THE UNGRATEFUL DEAD

     The SYP recognizes that Shadowspire is a deadly arena!  Every time a warrior
steps out onto the sands it could be his last.  We do not begrudge this fact, we love
it!  However, we are not without some sympathy here at the SYP.  As such, we thought
that we would review those promising warriors that left us too soon.
     This article isn't dedicated to those puds that should have seen the torch light
early in their career!  No!  This article is for those rising stars who were struck
down in their in the thralls of arena domination!

BEST RECORDS VISITED BY DEATH

WARRIOR               RECORD          TEAM NAME
1.  Aldebaran          10-2-0 (83.33%)     Dragonbane Guild
2.  Bud Wiser          10-3-0 (76.02%)     Inebriation
3.  Sarndraug           9-4-0 (69.23%)     The Draugs
4.  Mia Hamm           11-6-1 (64.70%)     Carolina Blue
5.  Lab Rat            11-6-0 (64.70%)     Fuchi Owned
6.  Ashlyn              9-5-0 (64.28%)     Kathouse
7.  L'Heritier          7-4-0 (63.63%)     La Pentarchie

     We will note that the #2 position on our list is the only one that comes via the
Dark Arena.  Yes, one will have to ask Philty Phil what possessed him to send such a
successful warrior to the Dark Arena.  Aldebaran is also the only former Duelmaster
to make it to this list.

MOST EXPERIENCED WARRIORS TO DIE

1.  Celedraug                 20-21-0          The Draugs
2.  Decimus                   20-15-0          Warmasters
3.  Granite                   12-22-0          Battle Grunts
4.  J.G. Ballard              15-17-0          Literate Loons
    Harm Heelhacker           15-17-0          Big Lake Outcasts
5.  Powr Goreslinger          12-17-2          Big Lake Outcasts
    Plaguenog                 12-17-0          Rodent Clan
    '69 Charger               16-13-0          American Muscle

     It appears that Celedraug will hold the record for a while with 41 FE.  Most of
the warriors on this list hold a losing record, but the two of note are those with
winning records.  It goes to show you can't die if you don't lose!
     We hope you enjoyed this edition of the Shadowspire Yellow Press.  We will
hopefully see you next cycle with a new special report.  Special thanks to Swinetiger
for this edition (he brainstormed the topic).

Best of Luck,

SYP Editor

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     As the sun retires after yet another uneventful day, something stirs in the gut
of the grizzled old traveler.
     "I do not wish go gently into the next life," he says to no-one in particular as
he watches the sun's last remaining evidence of existence disappear over the horizon.
     "Ben."
     He heard it and turned around, scanned every nook and cranny, every possible
shadow for possible movement or sign of who could have said it.  Where did it come
from.  He can't pinpoint exactly where it came from.  Is it his imagination?  No.
Someone is here, he can feel it deep in his bones, and it feels cold.
     "Oh crap!"
     The traveler darts into a full sprint to anywhere that wasn't here.  He must
have run for a good 5 minutes (30 sec).  Surely he lost whoever it was.
     "Ben."
     "Who's there?  Show yourself," tense and unsure he will survive this night he
steps out of the shadows to face his tormentor.
     "We do not mean you any harm."
     "We, (oh crap), who are 'we' and what do 'we' want?"
     The shadows expand and release their prisoners, that was the best way to explain
what he saw.  It looked so painful for them to come out of the shadows (it wasn't
until later that the pain was from the underworld to which they will always be
connected).  "We need you."
     "O.K., for what?" he asks carefully.
     "We need you to be our connection with your world."
     "I don't understand."
     "We cannot exist for long periods of time in your world without a...a host to
keep the link open."
     "A host.  A host.  I don't like the sound of that...(oh crap)."  The traveler
bolts for a second time praying to the gods he doesn't really believe in to help save
his poor soul and promising to give all he has if they only let him live this night.
     The shadows just explode with darkness and the force of the explosion knocks him
to the ground.
     "We are not asking for your permission, you will be our...host.  Your life is
ending.  If we do not link to you, you will die and you will be with We any way.
With the link with We, you will be kept alive in this world and We will be able to
travel in this world unhindered as long as We are within close proximity of the
host."
     Scrambling to his feet the traveler bolts a third time (which of course isn't a
charm) and turns a corner and runs head fast into We's awaiting embrace.  The pain is
excruciating for as long as it lasted.  Luckily the traveler passes out from the
pain.
     "Ben."
     "Ben."
     "Ben," head pounding the traveler opens his eyes and sees the most beautiful
creatures he has ever seen, "you will survive now.  We have 'linked', you are now the
host."
     "Great...now what?"
     "We need to find souls to feed to the Master, We must find and kill the souls'
host so that We can feed them to Master.  That's where you come in.  Gentleben, you
are now the manager of Unholy Knights warriors of Him."
     "Where are we?"
     "We and you are here," with arms stretched wide, "Shadowspire!"

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Shadowspire Times decided to do a feature story on the arenas in Shadowspire
and a reporter sat interviewing the current Dulemaster Angus of Clan Longbeard.
     So Angus what took you so long to reach the top?
     There are several reasons. One is the competition here is impressive. Secondly,
my training has been unusually unfocused. For some reason I keep learning Parry
skills, which does me little good and finally I have had some poor luck in a few
fights.
     Since you received your invite from the commission as well, are you going to
travel too the Isle?
     Well too be honest I have tired of this gladiator stuff, so I am going to
retire.
     Since you are retiring, how about a little more in depth information about
yourself as a gladiator.
     Sure, my invite notice from the GC reported these numbers 9(1)-12-13-17(1)-
15(1)-11-11(1). It said I favor the Scimitar, which I agree with, but they say I
favor a Mod/Low rhythm. While that maybe be great versus scums, it would get me
killed against offensives. They also say I tend focus on Parry skills, like I didn't
already know that. DUH!
     Grimm chuckles at the response, before both hear chanting from outside. The both
looked at each other puzzled and go look out the window. There they see a group of
people protesting in front of the Commission office. Grimm and Angus quickly head
outside.
     Once outside they see a young man is addressing the group protesting.
     We have a serious problem here in Shadowspire, Golems are everywhere! Ever since
the Commission opened the arena here our city has been overrun by these beasts.
     How many of you have had a meal interrupted because of the foul stench that
emanates from them?
     Most of them are also hideously ugly and about as smart as a box of rocks.
     Take a stand with me citizens of Shadowspire and lets take back our city and rid
it of the the Golem menace.
     No more Golems!
     No more Golems!
     No more Golems!
     Angus looks to Grimm and shrugs, "They do have a point. Over half my fights were
against a Golem, including my title fight."
     The reporter's eyes widen realizing an even better story has just fallen into
his lap.  "Sorry Angus I have to go."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in SHADOWSPIRE since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Who can explain it?  Not 
you, not me, not KELLUMBO'S KIDS' opponents, after watching them shoot up the ranks 
from 19th to 4th.  You know what they say about the herd of lions who studied a 
judge...  GOONSWARM moved up 15 places, to 8th.  DRAGONBANE GUILD bit the big one as 
they could not win.  They dropped from 2nd down to 14th!  Are you guy giving lessons 
or what?  Ever take one of those association tests?  You know, he says black, you say 
white.  Water-Lake, Sky-Blue. Try this:  Flop.  RODENT CLAN!  What's with GRATH?  He 
actually beat BATTLE GRUNTS' HORSE, and walked away with 22 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at FURRY FURY while they watched FURIOUS FOX clobber ANGEL 
HEART.  She lost 19 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
DEXTER was reminded on the sands why ANGUS is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to 
have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of 
convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was OF 
WOLF AND MAN.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at LA PENTARCHIE ain't 
reelin'!  OF WOLF AND MAN's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, GUTENBERG!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
you.  XINU of CULT OF BACCHUS knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged TYRA of 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS who is up by 24.  Now was this a wise move?  XINU perhaps got his 
just desserts, seeing as he was overcame by TYRA and ended up with 66 recognition 
points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that 
NIGHTBANE gets in.  It fights people like FALSE TEETH, 14 points below.  I thought 
NIGHTBANE showed great skill and promise when it bested FALSE TEETH.  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?  ONYX looked pretty sick and surprised when she learned FUCHI 
OWNED is sending her to the Dark Arena!  Whadd'she expect with a 18-17-0?  RHINO of 
BATTLE GRUNTS didn't know when to quit.  When you've got a 4-5-0, that's a good sign. 
Now he's dead.  WILHELM was plum wore out after IMPORT-EXPORT pounded 'im silly in a 
Bloodfeud.  WARMASTERS'll have to get a little better before going after 
IMPORT-EXPORT again!  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
go...   
     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                  
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400          23  16  1   131       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAGRDRAUG 297                21  22  0   112       THE DRAUGS (17)
 BORNE 214                    21  24  1   110       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76             24  21  3   107       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225          19  26  1   107       AARP (41)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             28  17  0   106       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HUNTER 120                   18  26  2   103       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 DESIREE 577                  16   8  0   103       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           25   5  0   102       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 GUTENBERG 167                27  18  0    99       DARQUE AGES (29)
 CHROMIAN 40                  20  23  1    98       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 GRATH 581                    15   7  0    98       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 DOMINATRIX 583               13   9  1    98       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 TYRA 416                     25  13  0    97       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 BARON STONEWALL 85           24  21  2    95       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 THE MAD RATTER 523           16   5  0    94       RODENT CLAN (37)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INDIA 391                    25  15  0    90       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 NIGHTBANE 377                25  15  0    90       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 DEXTER 452                   21  14  0    89       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 CRIMSON 122                  21  23  1    87       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 SPONGE BATH 226              19  26  2    85       AARP (41)
 CHUPACABRON 284              15  28  1    81       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 BLACK MARIA 435              18  10  1    79       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 FALSE TEETH 521              15  16  2    78       AARP (41)
 MOOSE DROOL 563              13  14  0    77       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 HORSE 610                    11   7  2    77       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614        11   7  0    75       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 CHRELD 525                   14  16  0    72       BLADE MAGES (66)
 WARG 582                     15   7  0    67       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XINU 642                      8   6  2    66       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUTUS 616                   10   8  0    65       WARMASTERS (15)
 TABITHA 682                   7   6  0    64       KATHOUSE (3)
 KOBE 683                     10   3  0    63       KATHOUSE (3)
 AWL 627                       6   7  2    63       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARCH 584                     9  12  1    56       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 PO'D PANDA 147                5   6  2    56       FURRY FURY (25)
 MORTE D'AMOUR 528            12  18  1    55       BLADE MAGES (66)
 PLASMA CUTTER 626             7   6  0    53       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 FURIOUS FOX 143               6   5  0    51       FURRY FURY (25)
 MARTIN LUTHER 718             6   3  0    50       DARQUE AGES (29)
 KRAZED KOALA 748              4   0  0    47       FURRY FURY (25)
 MCKAMY 684                    8   5  0    44       KATHOUSE (3)
 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595         8   3  3    43       RODENT CLAN (37)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597             8  13  1    43       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698           7   4  1    42       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 CLARA 666                     6   3  0    37       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 YEAR OF THE CAT 765           4   0  0    37       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 GIGI DIVINE 613               9   8  0    35       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 RED HOOK 735                  4   3  0    35       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 '67 FIREBIRD 645             10   4  0    34       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERTH 665                     6   8  1    33       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SAUCIER 753                   2   2  0    33       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 PLONGUEUR 752                 4   0  0    32       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 GUTHUATER 720                 5   4  0    31       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ANGEL HEART 644               5   5  0    30       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 '70 CHARGER R/T 745           6   0  0    29       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 BALL-PEEN 628                 6  10  0    28       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 THUNDERSAW 648                5  10  1    27       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 JETBLACK 807                  2   0  1    27       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 MARY ELLEN 694                5   7  0    26       KATHOUSE (3)
 BEAR 707                      6   3  2    25       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 '69 STINGRAY 736              3   4  0    25       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 VERMINDERELLA 605             7   3  0    24       RODENT CLAN (37)
 PERFECTO VILLIANOUS 714       4   5  0    24       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUGH CAPET 690                4   8  1    23       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MAHARION 725                  3   5  0    23       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 WILHELM 770                   2   1  1    23       WARMASTERS (15)
 BOETHIUS 798                  2   0  0    23       DARQUE AGES (29)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747           5   1  0    22       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 REMEDIAL 792                  2   0  1    22       GOONSWARM (79)
 P.G. WODEHOUSE 709            5   5  1    21       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 VILE RAT 795                  2   0  0    21       GOONSWARM (79)
 CHARCUTIER 750                1   3  0    21       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 ORNERY OCELOT 144             4   7  0    19       FURRY FURY (25)
 TRIGGER 755                   3   2  0    19       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 SLEDGE 629                    3  10  0    19       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 H.P. LOVECRAFT 692            3   9  0    18       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 BECK 743                      3   3  0    17       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 ANGERED APE 749               3   1  0    15       FURRY FURY (25)
 WIMPY 808                     1   0  0    15       ORCAE ITA (80)
 POISSOINNIER 751              1   3  0    14       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 LILY THAI 790                 1   1  1    13       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 SKIFF 775                     1   2  0    12       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 HARP 744                      2   4  0    11       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 DEADTEAR 793                  1   1  0    10       GOONSWARM (79)
 SOULRIPPER 816                1   0  0    10       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 QUARTON 827                   1   0  0    10       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHICKEN 761                   2   2  0     9       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 TING-TING 776                 2   1  0     9       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 JOE MITCHELL 766              2   2  0     9       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 UNCUT 789                     1   1  0     9       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 HYDROSAN 818                  1   0  0     9       GOONSWARM (79)
 WAR PIG 810                   1   0  0     9       ORCAE ITA (80)
 PABST 823                     1   0  0     9       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 MELISSA JOAN 730              2   2  0     8       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 MASTER 819                    1   0  0     8       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 SPIREWOLF 768                 1   3  1     7       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DADDY 763                     1   3  0     7       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 LANNY 758                     1   4  0     7       KATHOUSE (3)
 ROYOFCA 791                   1   1  0     7       GOONSWARM (79)
 PINKY 809                     1   0  1     6       ORCAE ITA (80)
 DEATH'S MISTRESS 813          1   0  0     6       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 GRACCHUS 825                  1   0  0     5       WARMASTERS (15)
 KANODRAUG 786                 1   1  0     4       THE DRAUGS (17)
 ANSELM 799                    1   1  0     4       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MIRDRAUG 787                  1   1  0     4       THE DRAUGS (17)
 TIN SNIPS 772                 0   3  0     3       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 SYE THE BEARDED 801           0   2  0     2       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 JACK SPADE 804                0   2  0     2       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 FROMAGEUR 800                 0   2  0     2       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 9 GERBILLIMETER 828           0   1  0     1       RODENT CLAN (37)
 HELL'S FURY 815               0   1  0     1       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 BRAIN 812                     0   1  0     1       ORCAE ITA (80)
 PERTACUS 826                  0   1  0     1       WARMASTERS (15)
 LIBERIUS 824                  0   1  0     1       WARMASTERS (15)
 RAT IN THE HAT 829            0   1  0     1       RODENT CLAN (37)
 OH FACE 811                   0   1  0     1       ORCAE ITA (80)

'-' 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 PENGU 830   0  1 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   SHEWISH GIANT          45  NONE
PAULY'S PET POODL 746   2  1 1 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698    42  REVENGED
RHINO 708               4  5 0 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     JETBLACK 807           45   
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  REVENGED
MEBUGLEE 1 821          0  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    SHEWISH GIANT          45  NONE
MEBUGLEE 2 822          0  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    BANDIT PRINCE          45  NONE
PETRARCH 579            8 13 0 DARQUE AGES 29       XINU 642               43   
DEAD 1 831              0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       SHEWISH GIANT          45  NONE
ONYX 453               18 18 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       MOUNTAIN TROLL         45  NONE
CHERBOURG SPLEEN 769    0  1 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     WILHELM 770            43  JUST REVENGED
RAPAX JUNIOR 638        5  8 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     PO'D PANDA 147         42  JUST REVENGED
SHORTY 797              1  1 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     LILY THAI 790          45   
BEAR 762                0  2 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   BEAR 707               43   
LEATHER 760             0  1 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   SPIREWOLF 768          42   
SLAVE 820               0  1 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   PINKY 809              45   
MIRADRAUG 688           5  4 0 THE DRAUGS 17        SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595  42   
DEMON APPRENTICE 817    0  1 0 UNHOLY KNIGHTS 81    ARENAMASTER            45  NONE
SPIRIT CLEAVER 814      0  1 0 UNHOLY KNIGHTS 81    HIGH ELF               45  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

Greets, all.  I've heard some cool things about this arena and thought I'd give it a
try. -- Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr. Goonswarm

Notice to All Shadowspire Managers -- Due to a dispute with the GC about the style
selection for my warrior Hydrosan, he will not be running until either he is re-
trained or I'm told nothing can be done, in which case he will probably be DA'd. --
I. Frothingslosh

Soulripper -- You will fight first. -- Gentleben

Death's Mistress -- You fight second today. -- Gentleben

Hell's Fury -- You go third. -- Gentleben

Spirit Cleaver and Demon Apprentice -- You two get to fight tonight. -- Gentleben

Gentleben -- We will be ready. -- Unholy Knights

All -- The fine folks at the GC were able to remedy my situation, so Hydrosan has
been re-trained and will be fighting this turn after all.  I now return you to your
regularly scheduled bloodbath. -- Ichabod Frothingslosh

Borne should have won!  I am disgustingly lucky.  I feel ashamed. -- Rat-Loving Cat

Good luck, Lutherius!  May a new Warmaster soon rise to the supreme throne! -- Le
Pentarque

Welcome, Gentleben!  Win and kill!

Well Horse, yes, no more...but I guess hunters are more suited to hunting big beasts
than unworthy human slugs like me.... -- Import-Export, the Slug

Po'D Panda -- As you don't seem to mind, we go on.

Angus and Flor -- Congrats on the invite we need more fresh meat down here in the
basement. -- Unholy Knights

Angus -- Congrats on the throne if only for one turn.  What's more important, being
Duelmaster with all the cows mooing for your affection, or the invite with a glass of
Milkshake of Everlasting Life. -- Gentleben

Angus -- Master was really looking forward to having a sirloin burger, oh well.  Good
luck in the life of never ending endlessness, or something like that. -- Unholy
Knights

Chromian -- That was fun! -- Dexter

Kobe -- Well at least I swung a few times -- Warg

Tabitha -- Hey, think I found a nice rhythm! -- Grath

Tyra -- Nicely done and thanks for the skills -- Dominatrix

SYP -- How nice that I become the first PL Popularity leader of Shadowspire on the
turn you post those records!  Just my luck! -- Flor

All -- For those interested Flor's stats & favs are:  13-13-5-15-17-8-13 AE Init,
Rip, Att & Par. EX in Def. LO LO/MO Learns Rip.  Two of the ten styles graduated now
from this team! -- DeGotti

Welcome to all the new teams the last few rounds.  Don't get discouraged; it's not a
rookie arena.  There are some excellent managers here! -- DeGotti 

Darque -- I guess you took your revenge on GiGi. -- DeGotti

Brutus -- You shouldn't be so narrow minded!  Think outside the box, big boy! -- GiGi

5 Kill Contest Update -- No winner yet!  But in a strange twist of fate Scrimshaw who
got the kill for Pauly's guild ended up six feet under himself! -- DeGotti

Ryak Razorsaw -- Well, aren't you full of surprises.  You are beginning to give me a
headache. -- Vanek, Manager of Warmasters

Remedial -- Well that wasn't very nice of you.  I was rather excited to experiment
with Varius.  He might have been very fun to run.  He was a Striker with the
following stats:  21-9-12-17-7-7-11 with Tremendous Damage.  My stable looks forward
to seeing you on the sands again soon. -- Vanek

We are pleased to see all the new teams joining the arena.  Glad to have you guys
aboard! -- Vanek

Angus -- Now if I'd only known it was a title fight!  And the worst part about it is
that the loss even let you jump over my own two teammates and claim the throne.  Not
a good turn for me at all.   But a good one for you--the title and immortality all in
one fell swoop.  Congrats! -- Balliol

Llud -- I guess faves knowledge didn't help you.  Hopefully some day soon I will have
similar knowledge.  But not yet. -- The Baron

Crimson -- We at the Guildhouse appreciate all the work you are putting into keeping
us in the challenger champions.  It really is appreciated. -- Gron

Beck -- That just didn't look good.  I'm going to have to go back to the drawing
board after that little mess.  Nice one for you though. -- Spirewolf

Slaughter Mouse -- Hey!  Aren't you supposed to be in hiding?!  Or at least getting
bloodfeuded?!  Where did that matchup come from? -- Maharion

Le Pentarque -- Being French you can freely fix my spelling.  Finally year of the cat
is outside my meager challenge range. -- Head Chef

What ho P.G!!  Well fought old bean. -- Saucier

Bear -- Dat was a close 'un. -- Plongeur

Daddy!  Stop hitting me in the arm.  I give already. -- Fromageur

Ale House Mercs -- Our condolences on the passing of Scrimshaw.  He was a formidable
young warrior. -- Visionist and all of Clan Longbeard

Chupacabron -- I really enjoy kicking any golem's butt. -- Angus

Ornery Ocelot -- That could have gone either way, well fought. -- Gerth

All -- Llud 9-6-15-17-13-13-11 Striker.  Faves Morning Star, Mod/Very Low, Defensive
actions.  He is retiring. -- Visionist

Rat-Loving Cat -- You lucky son of a werecat. -- Borne

Baron Stonewall -- More proof the commission knows little about what a warrior's
favorite weapon is. -- Llud

Balliol Blackmoon -- Thanks for pushing me into the title.  Hope the bed rest did you
some good. -- Angus

Mary Ellen -- Another one that could have gone either way. -- Gerth

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

ONYX was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 7 minute Dark Arena fight.
PAULY'S PET PENGUIN was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SPIRIT CLEAVER was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MEBUGLEE 2 was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
MEBUGLEE 1 was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEMON APPRENTICE was murdered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
DEAD 1 was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
IMPORT-EXPORT overpowered WILHELM in a 3 minute one-sided Bloodfeud struggle.
RAT-LOVING CAT overcame PO'D PANDA in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
RYAK RAZORSAW was handily defeated by AWL in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
'67 FIREBIRD was outwaited by LIAM O'FLAHERTY in a slow 9 minute Bloodfeud duel.
DESIREE vanquished SPONGE BATH in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
FLOR overpowered BARON STONEWALL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
EDWARD GOREY outlasted GUTENBERG in a unpopular 20 minute veteran's Challenge match.
BLACK MARIA was handily defeated by BORNE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
NIGHTBANE luckily beat FALSE TEETH in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge brawl.
XINU was overpowered by TYRA in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
KARCH was devastated by CHUPACABRON in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CLARA was devastated by TABITHA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BRUTUS overpowered MCKAMY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MARTIN LUTHER overpowered GIGI DIVINE in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge bout.
PLONGUEUR overcame HUGH CAPET in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
FURIOUS FOX overpowered ANGEL HEART in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MAHARION was beaten by '70 CHARGER R/T in a action packed 6 minute Challenge fray.
UNCUT was outwaited by '68 ROAD RUNNER in a popular 7 minute Challenge contest.
LILY THAI killed SHORTY in a dull 11 minute novice's Challenge fight.
ROYOFCA beat TIN SNIPS in a 4 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
MELISSA JOAN was defeated by VILE RAT in a 3 minute novice's Challenge bout.
REMEDIAL overpowered MIRDRAUG in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
ANGERED APE was viciously subdued by GUTHUATER in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
CHARCUTIER overpowered SLEDGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
POISSOINNIER lost to MARY ELLEN in a 2 minute novice vs. veteran Challenge fray.
SAUCIER demolished BALL-PEEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DEADTEAR was luckily beaten by BECK in a popular 6 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
DADDY was subdued by TRIGGER in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge contest.
FROMAGEUR was defeated by CHICKEN in a 1 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
ANGUS demolished DEXTER in a action packed 1 minute gory one-sided struggle.
BALLIOL BLACKMOON was demolished by DOMINATRIX in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LONG NOSE HAIRS demolished CRIMSON in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
HORSE was overpowered by GRATH in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
DAGRDRAUG viciously subdued THE MAD RATTER in a popular 2 minute veteran's duel.
MOOSE DROOL was vanquished by CHROMIAN in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
GRON DA CAVEMAN demolished WARG in a 2 minute bloody uneven Title conflict.
HUNTER savagely defeated INDIA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gruesome veteran's brawl.
CHRELD handily defeated SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 in a 1 minute one-sided match.
KOBE overpowered RED HOOK in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
VERMINDERELLA was vanquished by KRAZED KOALA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PLASMA CUTTER overcame MORTE D'AMOUR in a 2 minute bout.
YEAR OF THE CAT overcame THUNDERSAW in a 2 minute novice vs. veteran upset duel.
GERTH overcame HARP in a 2 minute bout.
'69 STINGRAY subdued P.G. WODEHOUSE in a 2 minute battle.
PERFECTO VILLIANOUS overpowered JACK SPADE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
RHINO was butchered by JETBLACK in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
ORNERY OCELOT was devastated by BOETHIUS in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
BEAR bested H.P. LOVECRAFT in a 2 minute fight.
KANODRAUG was outwaited by PABST in a crowd pleasing 9 minute novice's match.
SKIFF devastated LIBERIUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SPIREWOLF slimly lost to WAR PIG in a popular 1 minute novice's struggle.
JOE MITCHELL bested HELL'S FURY in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.
ANSELM was overpowered by WIMPY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SYE THE BEARDED lost to DEATH'S MISTRESS in a 2 minute amateur's match.
TING-TING subdued PERTACUS in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
LANNY was viciously subdued by HYDROSAN in a 3 minute bloody novice's fight.
SOULRIPPER demolished RAT IN THE HAT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BRAIN was beaten by GRACCHUS in a 3 minute novice's fight.
MASTER defeated 9 GERBILLIMETER in a exciting 3 minute brutal beginner's melee.
SLAVE was killed by PINKY in a 1 minute novice's duel.
OH FACE was overpowered by QUARTON in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    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 -  74 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     20         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  15 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         PARRY-LUNGE       41 -  36 -  3      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                      17         SLASHING ATTACK   46 -  45 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         LUNGING ATTACK    78 -  79 -  3      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         AIMED BLOW        69 -  70 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      9         STRIKING ATTACK  100 - 125 - 11      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         BASHING ATTACK    46 -  60 -  4      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         WALL OF STEEL     30 -  44 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  24 -  1      29  |

Turn  45 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:

WALL OF STEEL      7 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY       13 -  7     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  8         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  4     AIMED BLOW         6 - 11         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  9     STRIKING ATTACK    8 - 17         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       GRON DA CAVEMAN 400        23  16  1  131 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    IMPORT-EXPORT 76           24  21  3  107 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
TOTAL PARRY      EDWARD GOREY 222           28  17  0  106 LITERATE LOONS (40)
LUNGING ATTACK   DESIREE 577                16   8  0  103 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
PARRY-LUNGE      BARON STONEWALL 85         24  21  2   95 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE MAD RATTER 523         16   5  0   94 RODENT CLAN (37)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACK MARIA 435            18  10  1   79 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
BASHING ATTACK   LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698         7   4  1   42 LITERATE LOONS (40)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SPONGE BATH 226.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KANODRAUG 786.  The ten other most popular fighters were ONYX 453, UNCUT 789, 
DEADTEAR 793, DAGRDRAUG 297, HUNTER 120, IMPORT-EXPORT 76, WILHELM 770, FALSE TEETH 
521, MAHARION 725, and VILE RAT 795.

The least popular fighter this week was GUTENBERG 167.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EDWARD GOREY 222, '67 FIREBIRD 645, LILY THAI 790, LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698, 
BECK 743, '68 ROAD RUNNER 747, OH FACE 811, SLAVE 820, RAT IN THE HAT 829, and LANNY 
758.

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

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