DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/08/2008    Duedate: 10/21/2008

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-46

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DAGRDRAUG
THE DRAUGS (17)
(81-297) [22-22-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DAGRDRAUG                      PLONGUEUR
THE DRAUGS (17)                CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
(81-297) [22-22-0,126]         (81-752) [5-0-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPONGE BATH                    HORSE
AARP (41)                      BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
(81-226) [19-27-2,86]          (81-610) [11-8-2,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE AGES (29)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ORCAE ITA (80)              48
2. CULT OF BACCHUS (4)         44      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. RODENT CLAN (37)            42      Unchartered Team
4. ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)         42
5. WARMASTERS (15)             39      ORCAE ITA (80)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 5*ORCAE ITA (80)             7   3  2 70.0   1/ 5 DARQUE AGES (29)         10  5 0
 2/ 1*GOONSWARM (79)             9   5  1 64.3   2/ 8*GOONSWARM (79)            9  5 1
 3/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       139  88  5 61.2   3/ 3 WARMASTERS (15)           9  6 1
 4/ 3 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     140  90  2 60.9   4/ 4 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)      9  6 1
 5/ 4 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    137  93  4 59.6   5/ 9 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       8  6 0
 6/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         132  97  2 57.6   6/11 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       8  7 0
 7/ 7 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     127  98  6 56.4   7/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        8  7 0
 8/ 8 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      115  96  5 54.5   8/ 6 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      8  7 0
 9/10 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     108 102  4 51.4   9/ 7 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      8  7 0
10/ 9 FUCHI OWNED (54)         109 104  5 51.2  10/25*ORCAE ITA (80)            7  3 2
11/13 RODENT CLAN (37)          90  86  6 51.1  11/15 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      7  8 0
12/15 FURRY FURY (25)           27  26  4 50.9  12/10*CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)      7  8 0
13/12 THE DRAUGS (17)          110 106  4 50.9  13/16 THE DRAUGS (17)           6  4 0
14/14 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      117 113  5 50.9  14/20 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     6  9 0
15/11 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      116 114  7 50.4  15/ 2 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       6  9 0
16/16 WARMASTERS (15)          110 118 12 48.2  16/13 KATHOUSE (3)              6  9 0
17/17 KATHOUSE (3)             107 120  3 47.1  17/12 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        6  9 0
18/18 LITERATE LOONS (40)      105 124  3 45.9  18/22*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)      6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/21 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      68  89  3 43.3  19/23 AARP (41)                 5  4 0
20/20 AARP (41)                 85 112  9 43.1  20/17 FURRY FURY (25)           5  5 0
21/22 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        96 129 10 42.7  21/24 RODENT CLAN (37)          5  9 1
22/23 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     31  42  3 42.5  22/19 FUCHI OWNED (54)          5 10 1
23/19 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    87 120  7 42.0  23/14 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     5 10 0
24/25*UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)        4   6  0 40.0  24/26*UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       4  6 0
25/24*CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)       9  16  0 36.0  25/18 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    4 11 1
26/26 BLADE MAGES (66)          32  60  2 34.8  26/21 LITERATE LOONS (40)       4 11 0
27/27 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        32  66  1 32.7  27/28 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        2  1 0
28/28*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)       8  17  0 32.0  28/27 BLADE MAGES (66)          2  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.

Ah, the throne of Shadowspire.  After sitting near the top of the standings for the
last few turns I finally got my shot.  Well, sort of.  I needed Angus to leave on a
winning note.  I am wise enough to know that wasn't a challenge I really wanted to
make.  But I also could not challenge--not if I wanted to avoid down-challenges.
There simply was nobody above me.  So I sat and waited to see what fate would bring
my way.  And fate was kind.  To me at least.  I'm sure Warg was a little less
enthused with his random match-up.

So now here I sit, the third member of the Guild to claim the throne.  Of course, the
SYP this past turn was a fresh reminder of what happened to the first.  His record
was impressive, but a list of "best-record at death" is not a list I want to be on.
I shall leave a scimitar with a star-stone set in the hilt in memory of the Guilds
former slasher, as my token to the Duelmaster's hall.

As for challenges, there appear to be plenty of options available.  I suspect I shall
leave that a mystery.  Perhaps next turn I will have the opportunity to be more
public in my choices.

For now, rest assured that the throne is a more comfortable seat than either the
guildhall or the cave of my youth!

Gron Da Caveman, Duelmaster of Shadowspire

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  DARQUE AGES now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep 
it.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's corny) is 
ORCAE ITA, who swept up 15 places in the ranks.  A seasoned team is steady in the 
lists.  But to CLAN LONGBEARD, which fell to 15th, it's what you soak in before going 
to the Dark Arena.  ALE HOUSE MERCS is no joke as it posted a 4-1-0 week advancing 
from 11th place to 6th place.  Hey everybody, watch out for MOOSE DROOL, who flew up 
23 points in the rankings after mashing BORNE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  BORNE was beat by 
MOOSE DROOL and drops 21 points.  Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and 
say 'Challenge me'!  GRON DA CAVEMAN made a challenge against DAGRDRAUG this week.  
It's a proud day for the THE DRAUGS stable, as their warrior, DAGRDRAUG, ascended the 
Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and 
avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that OF WOLF AND MAN was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of OF WOLF AND MAN's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch PENTAGONAL 
PINK's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from OF 
WOLF AND MAN.  And who is this ANGEL HEART you ask, with 21 points and a 5-6-0 
record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  Well, it looks like YEAR OF THE CAT wasn't 
happy with last turn's rank, so he went for broke by challenging up 26 points.  No 
guts, no glory.  This week YEAR OF THE CAT 4-1-0 fought KOBE 11-3-0 and in losing 
gained 5 points.  I know several gladiators who could go for a few fights like that.  
In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, BRAIN went after MAHARION, who was 
higher by 22 points.  Well, when the dust settled, BRAIN overcame MAHARION.  INDIA of 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS had better have a good reason for challenging down 13 points in a 
challenge which she won.  I thought INDIA showed great skill and promise when she 
overcame HORSE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  The audience likes blood and there was 
plenty of it covering PERFECTO VILLIANOUS as he was driven to an early grave by 
SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 of the RODENT CLAN.  Well, just when you thought it was safe to put 
a new warrior in the arena.  No no!  BOETHIUS, a mere boy, was slain by LIBERIUS this 
turn.  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, JETBLACK was mashed by BEAR, who 
let JETBLACK know that killing members of BATTLE GRUNTS is a no-no.  Congrats to 
WILHELM for revenging the death of his teammate (but more importantly, feeding 
REMEDIAL a bit of dirt).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is 
a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time I'm on this 
circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAGRDRAUG 297                22  22  0   126       THE DRAUGS (17)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225          20  26  1   120       AARP (41)
 CHROMIAN 40                  21  23  1   111       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 THE MAD RATTER 523           17   5  0   110       RODENT CLAN (37)
 TYRA 416                     26  13  0   107       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 NIGHTBANE 377                26  15  0   107       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 BARON STONEWALL 85           25  21  2   104       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DEXTER 452                   22  14  0   103       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             28  18  0   102       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 GUTENBERG 167                27  19  0   100       DARQUE AGES (29)
 FALSE TEETH 521              16  16  2   100       AARP (41)
 MOOSE DROOL 563              14  14  0   100       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 IMPORT-EXPORT 76             24  22  3    97       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 HUNTER 120                   18  27  2    96       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 INDIA 391                    26  15  0    95       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 DESIREE 577                  16   9  0    94       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 CRIMSON 122                  22  23  1    92       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           25   6  0    90       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400          23  17  1    90       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BORNE 214                    21  25  1    89       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 CHUPACABRON 284              16  28  1    89       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 GRATH 581                    15   8  0    89       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 SPONGE BATH 226              19  27  2    86       AARP (41)
 XINU 642                      9   6  2    83       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 HORSE 610                    11   8  2    81       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 DOMINATRIX 583               13  10  1    78       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 BLACK MARIA 435              18  11  1    76       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 WARG 582                     16   7  0    75       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 CHRELD 525                   14  17  0    69       BLADE MAGES (66)
 BRUTUS 616                   11   8  0    69       WARMASTERS (15)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARCH 584                    10  12  1    66       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PO'D PANDA 147                6   6  2    66       FURRY FURY (25)
 KOBE 683                     11   3  0    65       KATHOUSE (3)
 FURIOUS FOX 143               7   5  0    64       FURRY FURY (25)
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614        11   8  0    61       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 MORTE D'AMOUR 528            13  18  1    60       BLADE MAGES (66)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLARA 666                     7   3  0    55       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 MARTIN LUTHER 718             7   3  0    55       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595         9   3  4    51       RODENT CLAN (37)
 TABITHA 682                   7   7  0    50       KATHOUSE (3)
 AWL 627                       6   8  2    49       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 '69 STINGRAY 736              4   4  0    47       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 RED HOOK 735                  5   3  0    44       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 PLASMA CUTTER 626             7   7  0    43       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 YEAR OF THE CAT 765           4   1  0    42       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597             8  14  1    40       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698           7   5  1    40       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 GIGI DIVINE 613              10   8  0    39       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 BEAR 707                      7   3  2    38       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 GERTH 665                     7   8  1    37       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 PLONGUEUR 752                 5   0  0    37       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 MARY ELLEN 694                6   7  0    36       KATHOUSE (3)
 '67 FIREBIRD 645             10   5  0    35       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRAZED KOALA 748              4   1  0    33       FURRY FURY (25)
 WILHELM 770                   3   1  1    33       WARMASTERS (15)
 BALL-PEEN 628                 7  10  0    31       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 '70 CHARGER R/T 745           7   0  0    31       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 ORNERY OCELOT 144             5   7  0    31       FURRY FURY (25)
 MCKAMY 684                    8   6  0    30       KATHOUSE (3)
 GUTHUATER 720                 5   5  0    29       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 THUNDERSAW 648                5  11  1    27       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 HUGH CAPET 690                5   8  1    27       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SLEDGE 629                    4  10  0    26       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 VERMINDERELLA 605             7   4  0    25       RODENT CLAN (37)
 SAUCIER 753                   2   3  0    25       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 WIMPY 808                     2   0  0    25       ORCAE ITA (80)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747           6   1  0    24       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 P.G. WODEHOUSE 709            5   6  1    22       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 HARP 744                      3   4  0    22       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 MELISSA JOAN 730              3   2  0    22       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 BRAIN 812                     1   1  0    22       ORCAE ITA (80)
 ANGEL HEART 644               5   6  0    21       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 TING-TING 776                 3   1  0    21       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 LIBERIUS 824                  1   1  1    21       WARMASTERS (15)
 ANSELM 799                    2   1  0    20       DARQUE AGES (29)
 H.P. LOVECRAFT 692            3  10  0    19       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 TWINK 837                     1   0  0    19       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 JETBLACK 807                  2   1  1    17       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 UNCUT 789                     2   1  0    17       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 PINKY 809                     2   0  2    16       ORCAE ITA (80)
 RAT IN THE HAT 832            1   0  0    16       RODENT CLAN (37)
 MAHARION 725                  3   6  0    15       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 WAR PIG 810                   2   0  0    15       ORCAE ITA (80)
 BECK 743                      3   4  0    14       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 DEADTEAR 793                  2   1  0    14       GOONSWARM (79)
 JACK SPADE 804                1   2  0    14       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 REMEDIAL 792                  2   1  1    13       GOONSWARM (79)
 MIRDRAUG 787                  2   1  0    13       THE DRAUGS (17)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROYOFCA 791                   2   1  0    12       GOONSWARM (79)
 CHARCUTIER 750                1   4  0    12       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 ANGERED APE 749               3   2  0    11       FURRY FURY (25)
 SPIREWOLF 768                 2   3  1    11       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PABST 823                     2   0  0    11       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 DECAPITATED BILL 838          1   0  0    11       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 CHICKEN 761                   2   3  0     9       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 VILE RAT 795                  2   1  0     9       GOONSWARM (79)
 GRACCHUS 825                  2   0  0     9       WARMASTERS (15)
 LANNY 758                     1   5  0     8       KATHOUSE (3)
 TIN SNIPS 772                 1   3  0     8       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 DADDY 763                     1   4  0     7       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 POISSOINNIER 751              1   4  0     7       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 DEAD CHEF 839                 1   0  0     6       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 KANODRAUG 786                 1   2  0     5       THE DRAUGS (17)
 MASTER 819                    1   1  0     4       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 HYDROSAN 818                  1   1  0     4       GOONSWARM (79)
 DEATH'S MISTRESS 813          1   1  0     4       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 SOULRIPPER 816                1   1  0     4       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 QUARTON 827                   1   1  0     4       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 SYE THE BEARDED 801           0   3  0     3       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 FROMAGEUR 800                 0   3  0     3       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 9 GERBILLIMETER 828           0   2  0     2       RODENT CLAN (37)
 OH FACE 811                   0   2  0     2       ORCAE ITA (80)
 PERTACUS 826                  0   2  0     2       WARMASTERS (15)
 EAGLE 844                     0   1  0     1       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 ST JOHN KITTEN 840            0   1  0     1       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 KAUW 834                      0   1  0     1       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 DRESH 836                     0   1  0     1       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 FRITZ 841                     0   1  0     1       FUCHI OWNED (54)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SCRIMSHAW 742           3  2 2 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5    THUNDERSAW 648         44   
PAULY'S PET PANDA 843   0  1 0 AMERICAN MUSCLE 43   STONE GOLEM            46  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  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  REVENGED
PERFECTO VILLIANO 714   4  6 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595  46   
UNGOLEM 835             0  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    BANDIT PRINCE          46  NONE
BOETHIUS 798            2  1 0 DARQUE AGES 29       LIBERIUS 824           46   
PETRARCH 579            8 13 0 DARQUE AGES 29       XINU 642               43   
BOB 842                 0  1 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       BANDIT PRINCE          46  NONE
SKIFF 775               1  3 0 FUCHI OWNED 54       ARENAMASTER            46  NONE
LILY THAI 790           1  2 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 18   WURM KIN               46  NONE
CHERBOURG SPLEEN 769    0  1 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     WILHELM 770            43  REVENGED
RAPAX JUNIOR 638        5  8 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     PO'D PANDA 147         42  REVENGED
SHORTY 797              1  1 0 LA PENTARCHIE 11     LILY THAI 790          45   
JOE MITCHELL 766        2  3 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    PINKY 809              46   
TRIGGER 755             3  3 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   BLACK ORC              46  NONE
BEAR 762                0  2 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   BEAR 707               43   
LEATHER 760             0  1 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   SPIREWOLF 768          42  NOT REVENGED
SLAVE 820               0  1 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   PINKY 809              45   
MIRADRAUG 688           5  4 0 THE DRAUGS 17        SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595  42  NOT REVENGED
HELL'S FURY 815         0  2 0 UNHOLY KNIGHTS 81    HIGH ELF               46  NONE
SCARRO 602              8  9 1 WARMASTERS 15        RYAK RAZORSAW 597      42  JUST REVENGED
VARIUS 796              0  1 0 WARMASTERS 15        REMEDIAL 792           44  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

It's getting crazy!  Almost all my rookies are shot down two feet from their cradle!
Poor innocent little things.  I get plenty of bloodfeuds, but I feel I have been
doing nothing else lately. -- Le Pentarque, astonished, contemplating the four
corpses of the four strikers he made in this beautiful place

Actually, Shorty was not a wonder, and won't be really missed.  Let's hope that his
replacement will live longer (not much of a challenge, but who knows?).

Congrats to Gron!  It's an honor to have a duelmaster with such a pretty name.  And
it's quite fitting to have a warrior of his style in such a scum-plagued arena. -- Le
Pentarque

Welcome to the new teams and managers!

Ok, Grimm, you didn't say anything more about the repeated bloodfeuds, but, with the
challenge on Guthuater, I guess you resent them...so I won't use the fourth turn on
Po'D Panda.  No hard feelings. -- Le Pentarque

Gron Da Caveman -- Congrats on Da Throne. -- We

Sye -- Loved the dance, if it weren't for the beard I might be in love. -- Mistress
of Death

Joe Michelle -- That was pathetic, I had to hit myself with your little whip of
chains.  Don't you know "breathing hard" means I want you to hit me? -- Hell's Fury
P.S.  I would go find a very Dark Arena to hide, I mean fight, in and hope for
redemption.

Rat with the Changing Hat -- I look forward to the rematch as soon as you fiqure out
who or what you are. -- Soulripper
P.S.  I'll try harder next time to rip your soul from your chest.

Orcae Ita -- Welcome.  Some of the Unchartered here are having a little contest if
you wish to join.  You can find info online in the forums under the 81 discussions
unchartered team section. -- Gentleben and the Unholy Knights

Billy and Chef -- Let the party begin. -- Gentleben

'70 Charger -- Hey, don't blame me.  That challenge was all my manager's fault.  "Try
it" he said....  Yeah, right! -- Maharion

War Pig and team -- Welcome to Shadowspire, I hope future match-ups between our
guilds go a bit better for us  -- Spirewolf

Flor -- Yeah, yeah, I think we already knew who the better plunger was. -- The Baron

Import-Export -- You're a terrible teacher!  I expected the loss, but also expected
to learn a few skills in the process.  -- Wilhelm

Darque -- I didn't see that challenge coming! -- DeGotti

Tyra -- Ah well done, Lady! -- Xinu

Baron Stonewall -- I am glad that we got to dance on my last fight in Shadowspire!  I
guess I was a little too much woman for you though! -- Flor

8 October 2008
Hail Alastarians!
     Allow me to introduce myself.  I am Vanek, manager of the Warmasters in the No-
Tourney arena of Shadowspire.  I come to you with a public service announcement.
Some of you may already be aware of Shadowspire and some of you may not realize what
exactly you're missing.  This isn't your average arena.  This is Shadowspire, a large
and very active arena where role-playing is encouraged; many managers are active both
the personal ads and the D2 forums online, and excitement reigns with many grudge
matches from turn to turn.
     If you haven't checked arena 81 out, I urge you to do so.  After returning to
the game almost 2 years ago, after a 15+ year hiatus, I was looking to try and
recapture the magic of the game I remembered from my youth.  After finding my first
two arenas lacking, I almost quit the game again.  That was until I found the newly
opening Shadowspire.  It was here that I found the magic and excitement that I
remembered.  I truly love this arena and am sure you will too if given a chance.
Rookie or experienced veteran, it matters not.  Both have come together here to
successfully make an arena with plenty of competition to challenge the vets, yet with
the no tourney format, friendly enough for the novices to get their feet wet and
learn (or relearn) the game.  When I say that even novices can find success here, I
speak from personal experience.  I still consider myself a "newbie" to the game but
have found plenty of success with my first two Duelmaster titles and two ADM
graduates to date.
     I encourage you all to check out the D2 forums at www.reality.com/duel2/ and
look over both the Shadowspire newsletter and DM-81 forum section at the bottom of
the page.  The forum banter and personal ads help to clearly show that the "old
school" feel for the game is still alive and well here in Shadowspire.
     Also, if you're a former Shadowspire manager who is currently away, I encourage
you to return and help continue to make this one of the most entertaining arenas in
the game today!
     I hope to see many new faces in the near future and am excited to see the return
of some of the old faces whom have been away!
     Sincerely,
          Vanek

8 October 2008
After 17 long years they are finally cutting the Cowboy loose.  Red & stinging, my
hand is now sufficiently slapped.  The state of Texas' boot print is stamped across
my ***... Uncle Damnit!  I am only 34 (think about it...) so plenty of time to
reinvent myself...prospects are great.  After wading through the culture shock I hope
to be amongst you soon, dishing out paper "w"itch slaps and taking my share of them
from you.  See you @ the Winter face '09?  Only time will tell.  Good luck. --
CFH/Rat Salad, 5 Below Zero and an assortment of other underachieving thugs.
P.S.  Contact info coming soon for those who want it; email and all that other fun
sh...stuff.  *grin*  Sorry Ed.

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                 *TURF WAR VI RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2008 (10 turns)

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
            (DM 47) newsletter.
        2.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their
            alliance;
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
            alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
            Announcement made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until a Gift Certificate is received.
                   No EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
                   the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified
                   by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No multiple teams or
                   aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate
                   disqualification from the Turf War (so be sure to take any
                   multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams that do not properly
                   declare or fail to send a Gift Certificate by Turn 1.  In other
                   words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of
                   the Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your scoring
                   will not begin until Turn 3.  All conditions must be met before
                   scoring will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift
                   Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 5 of
                   the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
                   and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions
                   will be final.

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge        +2     -2     +5       -5
Match Up         +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud        +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*     +10     -5     xx       xx
*After 2nd win, warrior scores no points for wins

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2
Style Master                                     +2
Duelmaster                                       +2

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must be in the Adepts bracket or lower on the turn they are
         declared, and may NOT have gone above Adepts level at any time; this
         includes teams transferred into North Fork for the Turf War.

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is ALLOWED and encouraged.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) wins such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 50 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points for TVs and TCs will be applied the Turn after RSI posts
            tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e., if the
            results post on North Fork turn 275, points will be credited on North
            Fork turn 276 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
            you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with
            Alliance A.  If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf
            War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of seven (7) teams allowed per alliance for the
            Turf War.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
            without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is a "winner take all" contest.  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance.  It is the
responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters (one for each manager in the winning
            alliance);
        3.  Known Favorites for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance
            (warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have
            at least one arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus potion for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each manager who fights in all 10 rounds
            AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a living
            warrior from (DM 47)
These awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee) within 4
turns of the end of TW VI.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

Contest will begin in November following the Fall Mail In Tournament.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRIGGER was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HELL'S FURY was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
LILY THAI was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena match.
SKIFF was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
UNGOLEM was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
BOB was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
PAULY'S PET PANDA was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
BRUTUS overpowered RYAK RAZORSAW in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud struggle.
BEAR devastated JETBLACK in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Bloodfeud competition.
WILHELM vanquished REMEDIAL in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
GRON DA CAVEMAN was vanquished by DAGRDRAUG in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
CHROMIAN won victory over DESIREE in a exciting 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
GRATH was handily defeated by THE MAD RATTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
TYRA outlasted EDWARD GOREY in a unpopular 24 minute master's Challenge match.
BARON STONEWALL viciously subdued HUNTER in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge battle.
BLACK MARIA was unbelievably bested by CHUPACABRON in a 3 minute Challenge conflict.
WARG unbelievably bested CHRELD in a action packed 6 minute master's Challenge bout.
INDIA beat HORSE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
XINU overpowered BALLIOL BLACKMOON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
KARCH overpowered TABITHA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
YEAR OF THE CAT was defeated by KOBE in a 3 minute Challenge conflict.
CLARA overpowered KRAZED KOALA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PO'D PANDA demolished AWL in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
FURIOUS FOX handily defeated PLASMA CUTTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
GUTHUATER was luckily beaten by GIGI DIVINE in a 8 minute gory Challenge fight.
SAUCIER was vanquished by RED HOOK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ORNERY OCELOT won victory over ANGEL HEART in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
JACK SPADE overpowered KANODRAUG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
ROYOFCA savagely defeated LANNY in a 4 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
ANSELM overpowered POISSOINNIER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
HYDROSAN was handily defeated by HARP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MELISSA JOAN defeated VILE RAT in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
CHARCUTIER was handily defeated by MARY ELLEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DEATH'S MISTRESS was subdued by WAR PIG in a 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
WIMPY overpowered QUARTON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
FROMAGEUR was overcome by DEADTEAR in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge match.
OH FACE was unbelievably bested by TIN SNIPS in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
BRAIN demolished MAHARION in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DADDY was overpowered by SLEDGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
CHICKEN was subdued by '68 ROAD RUNNER in a 3 minute Challenge match.
LONG NOSE HAIRS viciously subdued GUTENBERG in a popular 2 minute gory expert's match.
BORNE was vanquished by MOOSE DROOL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
DOMINATRIX was demolished by FALSE TEETH in a 1 minute uneven competition.
RAT-LOVING CAT was outlasted by NIGHTBANE in a dull 28 minute veteran's fight.
IMPORT-EXPORT lost to DEXTER in a 2 minute bloody veteran's struggle.
SPONGE BATH lost to CRIMSON in a 3 minute veteran's conflict.
MCKAMY was devastated by '69 STINGRAY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MORTE D'AMOUR viciously subdued LIAM O'FLAHERTY in a 1 minute brutal conflict.
'67 FIREBIRD was beaten by MARTIN LUTHER in a 3 minute fight.
SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 murdered PERFECTO VILLIANOUS in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
GERTH beat THUNDERSAW in a 2 minute fray.
'70 CHARGER R/T outlasted P.G. WODEHOUSE in a 9 minute competition.
BALL-PEEN won victory over H.P. LOVECRAFT in a 1 minute match.
PLONGUEUR luckily beat VERMINDERELLA in a 4 minute novice vs. veteran upset conflict.
BECK was defeated by HUGH CAPET in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
BOETHIUS was dealt death by LIBERIUS in a 1 minute novice's conflict.
UNCUT devastated FRITZ in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
MIRDRAUG devastated SYE THE BEARDED in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
TING-TING demolished SOULRIPPER in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
PINKY viciously butchered JOE MITCHELL in a 3 minute gruesome novice's bout.
SPIREWOLF bested ST JOHN KITTEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's fight.
ANGERED APE was handily defeated by TWINK in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MASTER was overpowered by RAT IN THE HAT in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
PABST unbelievably bested 9 GERBILLIMETER in a popular 11 minute amateur's battle.
GRACCHUS bested EAGLE in a 3 minute novice's fight.
PERTACUS was bested by DEAD CHEF in a 5 minute beginner's match.
DRESH was vanquished by DECAPITATED BILL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KAUW was overpowered by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 25         PARRY-LUNGE       45 -  34 -  3      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     22         TOTAL PARRY       98 -  77 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                      17         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  17 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         SLASHING ATTACK   42 -  42 -  2      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         LUNGING ATTACK    78 -  82 -  5      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         AIMED BLOW        67 -  76 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         WALL OF STEEL     35 -  41 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK  105 - 123 - 11      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         BASHING ATTACK    44 -  63 -  3      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  28 -  1      22  |

Turn  46 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        7 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  9         4  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK   15 - 10     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  8         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  4     AIMED BLOW         5 - 12         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY       11 - 11     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  6         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  THE MAD RATTER 523         17   5  0  110 RODENT CLAN (37)
TOTAL PARRY      TYRA 416                   26  13  0  107 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
PARRY-LUNGE      BARON STONEWALL 85         25  21  2  104 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
AIMED BLOW       DEXTER 452                 22  14  0  103 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    IMPORT-EXPORT 76           24  22  3   97 LA PENTARCHIE (11)
LUNGING ATTACK   DESIREE 577                16   9  0   94 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACK MARIA 435            18  11  1   76 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
BASHING ATTACK   LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698         7   5  1   40 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 HORSE 610.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHRELD 525, HUNTER 120, 9 
GERBILLIMETER 828, CHROMIAN 40, LONG NOSE HAIRS 225, BARON STONEWALL 85, YEAR OF THE 
CAT 765, GUTHUATER 720, OH FACE 811, and P.G. WODEHOUSE 709.

The least popular fighter this week was RAT-LOVING CAT 529.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NIGHTBANE 377, EDWARD GOREY 222, TYRA 416, PABST 823, '70 
CHARGER R/T 745, GIGI DIVINE 613, JOE MITCHELL 766, KAUW 834, DRESH 836, and MASTER 
819.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DAGRDRAUG (81-297) THE DRAUGS (17)