DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/19/2008    Duedate: 12/02/2008

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-49

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KARCH
CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
(81-584) [13-12-2,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TYRA                           TWINK
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)           PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
(81-416) [29-13-1,132]         (81-837) [4-0-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HORSE                          HORSE
BATTLE GRUNTS (20)             BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
(81-610) [12-10-2,90]          (81-610) [12-10-2,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WARMASTERS (15)             35
2. CULT OF BACCHUS (4)         29      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
3. THE DRAUGS (17)             26      Unchartered Team
4. AGGRESSION INC (78)         26
5. PENTAGONAL PINK (77)        26      GOONSWARM (79)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     152  93  3 62.0   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)     12  3 1
 2/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       150  92  5 62.0   2/12 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       11  4 0
 3/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    144 101  4 58.8   3/ 7 FURRY FURY (25)          10  5 0
 4/ 3*GOONSWARM (79)            16  12  2 57.1   4/ 5 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      9  4 0
 5/ 6 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)     136 104  6 56.7   5/ 3 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     9  6 1
 6/ 7 DARQUE AGES (29)         135 106  3 56.0   6/21 LITERATE LOONS (40)       9  6 0
 7/ 8 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      123 102  6 54.7   7/ 8 AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)      9  6 0
 8/ 9 FURRY FURY (25)           37  31  4 54.4   8/ 4 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       8  6 1
 9/ 4*ORCAE ITA (80)            13  12  2 52.0   9/20 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    8  6 1
10/13 THE DRAUGS (17)          115 108  6 51.6  10/11*GOONSWARM (79)            7  7 1
11/10 RODENT CLAN (37)          95  91  6 51.1  11/10 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        7  8 0
12/11 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     114 110  4 50.9  12/13 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     7  8 0
13/14 FUCHI OWNED (54)         115 111  6 50.9  13/ 9 WARMASTERS (15)           7  8 0
14/12 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)      124 121  5 50.6  14/ 2 ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)       7  8 0
15/15 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      118 127  8 48.2  15/17*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)      7  8 0
16/16 WARMASTERS (15)          117 126 12 48.1  16/22 FUCHI OWNED (54)          6  7 1
17/18 LITERATE LOONS (40)      114 130  3 46.7  17/14 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      6  8 0
18/17 KATHOUSE (3)             112 130  5 46.3  18/ 6*ORCAE ITA (80)            6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)     40  48  4 45.5  19/18 THE DRAUGS (17)           5  2 2
20/20 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)      77  93  3 45.3  20/15 RODENT CLAN (37)          5  5 0
21/22 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    95 126  8 43.0  21/16 KATHOUSE (3)              5 10 2
22/21 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)       103 137 10 42.9  22-23*CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)      3  7 0
23/23 AARP (41)                 86 120  9 41.7  23/19 DARQUE AGES (29)          3  9 1
24/ 0*AGGRESSION INC (78)        2   3  0 40.0  24/24*UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       3 12 0
25/25*PENTAGONAL PINK (77)      15  25  0 37.5  25/ 0*AGGRESSION INC (78)       2  3 0
26-26*CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)      12  23  0 34.3  26/26 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       2 13 1
27/27 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        33  68  1 32.7  27/28 HUCKLE'S CATS (51)        1  2 0
28/28*UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)        7  18  0 28.0  28/25 AARP (41)                 1  8 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.

It has been awhile since the Rodent Clan occupied this throne room.  The last time we
were here, Mouse of Pain alerted the arena to the Shadowspire Codex, which is
essentially a diary for the revolving door of DMs.  He also hung up a black velvet
painting of Managerr that Copernicus later removed.  Well, I'm putting it back up,
Dopernicus!  Slaughter Mouse 5 also gave me his Mannequin Chalice to add to the
decor.  Taped to the bottom is the actual Kill Recipe that Mannequin shared with him.
Hint:  It involves an equal amount of oregano, garlic and long sword.  Now back to
the Codex.  Before I add my entry, here is what the previous DM had written, which is
oddly done in crayons and filled with typos, including his name:  "It is my last day
on the throne and as a going away gift I received another abacus from Elephant.  I do
not know what it means.  Also, told Ratter I have no interest in his team.  Made up
story about challenging him for research.  Don't think he bought it.  Maybe I can get
Kellumbo to fight him and play the alliance card.  Hee hee.  Still no word back from
the commission regarding my proposal allowing DMs to challenge initiates."  The rest
is just a list of manager names with new ones highlighted and starred.  And for my
entry, I wrote about fumigating the place. ~ The Mad Ratter

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome SHADOWSPIRE.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Who can explain it?  
Not you, not me, not LITERATE LOONS' opponents, after watching them shoot up the 
ranks from 21st to 6th.  You know what they say about the herd of lions who studied a 
judge...  BIG LAKE OUTCASTS moved up 11 places, to 9th.  Looking for a good fight, 
confident, skilled, tough opponents.  Well don't look at ALE HOUSE MERCS, cause they 
dropped by 12.  Ever take one of those association tests?  You know, he says black, 
you say white.  Water-Lake, Sky-Blue. Try this:  Flop.  ORCAE ITA!  FUCHI OWNED 
showed SHADOWSPIRE what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off 
with 3-1-0.  What's with MARY ELLEN?  She actually beat WOODY'S WORKSHOP's BALL-PEEN, 
and walked away with 26 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at WARMASTERS 
while they watched WILHELM clobber TABITHA.  She lost 18 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  See how the Duelmaster challenged CULT OF BACCHUS' 
KARCH?  That sort of initiative is how he got where he is now.  I'm sure SHADOWSPIRE 
is excited about KARCH, the new Duelmaster from CULT OF BACCHUS.  (remember?)  But 
when you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and 
dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, KELLUMBO'S KIDS!  The 
bums at LA PENTARCHIE couldn't face the challenges from KELLUMBO'S KIDS!  No excuse 
for that!  What do people see in TIN SNIPS?  His 3-4-0?  WOODY'S WORKSHOP ain't 
talkin', but he's got 23 points.  Keep challenging up 34 points, BRUTUS, and I won't 
have to write about you much longer.  TYRA always accepts those kind of challenges... 
I don't get it.  BRUTUS goes and challenges TYRA, way above him, but gets 2 points 
after he loses!  Is this a new strategy?  WIMPY expects the easy win by going 16 
points down.  TWINK will find this a hard lesson!  Just who can WIMPY beat?  I mean, 
the last matchup with lesser-ranked TWINK shoulda been a piece of cake!  WARG of OF 
WOLF AND MAN knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged CHROMIAN of CULT OF BACCHUS who is 
up by 21.  Now was this a wise move?  WARG perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as 
he subdued CHROMIAN and ended up with 92 recognition points.  I hate going to the 
effort of writing about the kind of fights that INDIA gets in.  She fights people 
like HORSE, 13 points below.  I thought INDIA showed great skill and promise when she 
defeated HORSE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of SHADOWSPIRE unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Sending a 
warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the others they'd better shape up.  Tough beans, 
THUNDERSAW.  That's what a 6-12-2 gets you.  We all knew it had to happen sooner or 
later.  A warrior can't stick around with a 6-5-0, and AWL easily took care of RED 
HOOK.  BALL-PEEN of WOODY'S WORKSHOP didn't know when to quit.  When you've got a 
9-11-0, that's a good sign.  Now he's dead.  OWL-EYES larned his lesson (RYAK 
RAZORSAW taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any BIG LAKE 
OUTCASTS members with the same gusto.  How long have I been here?  I got people to 
see, places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now. 
Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARCH 584                    13  12  2   116       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYRA 416                     29  13  1   132       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 HUNTER 120                   21  27  2   122       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 RAT-LOVING CAT 529           28   6  0   116       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BARON STONEWALL 85           27  22  2   113       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 EDWARD GOREY 222             31  18  0   112       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 INDIA 391                    29  15  0   107       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 DESIREE 577                  18  10  0   107       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 NIGHTBANE 377                28  16  0   106       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 GUTENBERG 167                28  21  0   105       DARQUE AGES (29)
 LONG NOSE HAIRS 225          21  28  1   105       AARP (41)
 BORNE 214                    22  27  1   104       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 DOMINATRIX 583               15  11  1   104       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 BLACK MARIA 435              21  11  1    98       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 CRIMSON 122                  24  24  1    97       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 CHUPACABRON 284              17  30  1    97       HUCKLE'S CATS (51)
 BRUTUS 616                   12  10  0    94       WARMASTERS (15)
 CHROMIAN 40                  22  25  1    92       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 WARG 582                     18   8  0    92       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 MOOSE DROOL 563              15  16  0    91       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRON DA CAVEMAN 400          23  20  1    90       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 HORSE 610                    12  10  2    90       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 SPONGE BATH 226              19  30  2    89       AARP (41)
 THE MAD RATTER 523           18   6  0    87       RODENT CLAN (37)
 FALSE TEETH 521              16  19  2    84       AARP (41)
 BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614        13   9  0    81       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 AWL 627                       9   8  3    78       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 FURIOUS FOX 143               9   6  0    78       FURRY FURY (25)
 GRATH 581                    15  11  0    73       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 '69 STINGRAY 736              6   5  0    73       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PO'D PANDA 147                8   7  2    66       FURRY FURY (25)
 CLARA 666                     9   4  0    64       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 PLASMA CUTTER 626             9   8  0    62       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARY ELLEN 694                8   8  2    60       KATHOUSE (3)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIGI DIVINE 613              12   9  0    56       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 '67 FIREBIRD 645             13   5  0    53       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 TWINK 837                     4   0  0    52       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 WILHELM 770                   5   2  1    51       WARMASTERS (15)
-SAUCIER 753                   4   3  0    51       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 ORNERY OCELOT 144             7   8  0    49       FURRY FURY (25)
 HARP 744                      6   4  0    48       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 RYAK RAZORSAW 597            10  15  1    46       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 KRAZED KOALA 748              6   2  0    46       FURRY FURY (25)
 MIRDRAUG 787                  5   1  0    45       THE DRAUGS (17)
 H.P. LOVECRAFT 692            5  11  0    44       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 VERMINDERELLA 605             8   5  0    43       RODENT CLAN (37)
 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595         9   5  4    42       RODENT CLAN (37)
 SPIREWOLF 768                 5   3  1    42       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 KOBE 683                     12   5  0    41       KATHOUSE (3)
 WIMPY 808                     4   1  0    41       ORCAE ITA (80)
 ANGEL HEART 644               7   7  0    40       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 SYE THE BEARDED 801           3   3  0    40       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 MCKAMY 684                    9   8  0    36       KATHOUSE (3)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIAM O'FLAHERTY 698           8   7  1    33       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 TABITHA 682                   8   9  0    33       KATHOUSE (3)
 GERTH 665                     7  11  1    33       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 HUGH CAPET 690                6  10  2    33       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ST JOHN KITTEN 840            3   1  0    33       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BRAIN 812                     2   3  0    33       ORCAE ITA (80)
 MELISSA JOAN 730              5   3  0    31       HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
 JETBLACK 807                  3   3  1    31       FUCHI OWNED (54)
-PLONGUEUR 752                 5   2  0    29       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 MARTIN LUTHER 718             7   6  0    27       DARQUE AGES (29)
 P.G. WODEHOUSE 709            6   8  1    27       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 UNCUT 789                     4   2  0    27       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)
 '68 ROAD RUNNER 747           8   2  0    26       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 '70 CHARGER R/T 745           8   2  0    26       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 GUTHUATER 720                 6   7  0    25       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 SLEDGE 629                    4  13  0    25       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 KANODRAUG 786                 3   3  2    25       THE DRAUGS (17)
 ANGERED APE 749               5   3  0    24       FURRY FURY (25)
 GRACCHUS 825                  4   1  0    24       WARMASTERS (15)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TING-TING 776                 5   2  0    23       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 TIN SNIPS 772                 3   4  0    23       WOODY'S WORKSHOP (69)
 PINKY 809                     2   3  2    23       ORCAE ITA (80)
 YEAR OF THE CAT 765           5   3  0    22       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 QUARTON 827                   3   2  0    22       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 HYDROSAN 818                  3   2  0    21       GOONSWARM (79)
 PHILIP K. DICK 848            2   1  0    21       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 DEADTEAR 793                  4   2  0    20       GOONSWARM (79)
 BECK 743                      4   6  0    18       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 LIBERIUS 824                  2   3  1    16       WARMASTERS (15)
 VILE RAT 795                  4   2  0    15       GOONSWARM (79)
 REMEDIAL 792                  3   3  2    14       GOONSWARM (79)
 9 GERBILLIMETER 828           2   2  0    14       RODENT CLAN (37)
 KILL ME PLEASE 868            1   0  0    14       ORCAE ITA (80)
 RAT IN THE HAT 832            2   1  0    13       RODENT CLAN (37)
 VOLBEAT 860                   2   0  0    13       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
 BALTAIRE 833                  1   2  0    13       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 MASTER 819                    3   2  0    12       PENTAGONAL PINK (77)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANSELM 799                    3   3  0    12       DARQUE AGES (29)
 WAR PIG 810                   3   2  0    12       ORCAE ITA (80)
 OVERKILL 781                  1   0  0    12       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 PABST 823                     3   2  0    11       ALE HOUSE MERCS (5)
 LANNY 758                     1   8  0    11       KATHOUSE (3)
 MEDA 854                      1   0  0    11       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 WEE MERLOT 864                1   0  0    11       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 DEATH'S MISTRESS 813          2   3  0    10       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
-POISSOINNIER 751              1   6  0     9       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 OWL-EYES 851                  2   1  1     8       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 DECAPITATED BILL 838          2   2  0     8       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 FRITZ 841                     1   3  0     7       FUCHI OWNED (54)
 DEAD SEXY 782                 1   0  0     7       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 SOULRIPPER 816                1   4  0     7       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 GREGORR 865                   1   0  0     6       WARMASTERS (15)
 '71 DEMON 852                 1   2  0     5       AMERICAN MUSCLE (43)
 BALOR 846                     1   2  0     5       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 DRESH 836                     0   4  0     4       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-COMMIS 857                    1   0  0     3       CHEFS BRIGADIER (76)
 WYLD WYTCH 845                0   3  0     3       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 WORMY 855                     0   2  0     2       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ZANDIR 869                    0   1  0     1       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 PUNCH CARD 784                0   1  0     1       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 KILGORE 863                   0   1  0     1       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 COL. KURTZ 862                0   1  0     1       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 KILLER SMILE 783              0   1  0     1       AGGRESSION INC (78)
 XARID 870                     0   1  0     1       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD MEAT 785           0  1 0 AGGRESSION INC 78    DARK CHAMPION          49  NONE
RED HOOK 735            6  5 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5    AWL 627                49   
BEAR 707                7  4 2 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     THUNDERSAW 648         47  REVENGED
RHINO 708               4  5 0 BATTLE GRUNTS 20     JETBLACK 807           45  REVENGED
OBAMA 871               0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 BLACK ORC              49  NONE
PERFECTO VILLIANO 714   4  6 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 595  46   
THUNDERSAW 648          6 13 2 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 MOUNTAIN TROLL         49  NONE
ZOK THE SMASHER 859     0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 OWL-EYES 851           48  JUST REVENGED
XINU 642                9  7 2 CULT OF BACCHUS 4    TYRA 416               47   
BOETHIUS 798            2  1 0 DARQUE AGES 29       LIBERIUS 824           46   
NYNC 867                0  1 0 GOONSWARM 79         BANDIT PRINCE          49  NONE
JACK SPADE 804          1  3 0 HOUSE OF HEARTS 56   KANODRAUG 786          47  REVENGED
JOE MITCHELL 766        2  3 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    PINKY 809              46  JUST REVENGED
OH FACE 811             1  3 0 ORCAE ITA 80         MARY ELLEN 694         48   
CHICKEN 761             2  6 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   KANODRAUG 786          49   
DADDY 763               1  7 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   HUGH CAPET 690         49   
SLAVE 820               0  1 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 77   PINKY 809              45  NOT REVENGED
PERTACUS 826            0  4 0 WARMASTERS 15        REMEDIAL 792           48   
BALL-PEEN 628           9 11 0 WOODY'S WORKSHOP 69  MARY ELLEN 694         49   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Liberius -- Nice challenge.  I got to remember to look behind the corners next time.
I didn't see that one coming. -- Soulripper

Year of the Cat -- It may be the Year of the Cat, but it wasn't your day.  A most
enjoyable fight. -- Death's Mistress

Year of the Cat -- Sorry about thinking you were a girl.  I thought all of the "LA
PENTARCHIE" were female seeing the "LA" in your name.  My apologies. -- Gentleben

Brian -- I don't need my head but I do need my knee. -- Headless Bill

Spirewolf -- Here doggie-doggie, maybe I have a milkbone or something.  I guess your
bite is worse than your bark. -- Wyld Wytch
P.S.  Hands of the Groin, what kind of slut do you think I am?  We can do that later.

Iron Council -- Iron rusts in water and there is a lot of water in the sewers where
Kellumbo likes to hang.  You might want to reconsider your partnership. -- Gentleben
P.S.  If not, then your challenges are welcome; you have an open invitation to HELL.

Kellumbo -- PA's are free, so I will use as many on you as I like. -- Gentleben

Congrats to the Mad Ratter!  Thanks to Swinetiger for adorning the top of the arena
with his nicely named warriors! -- Le Pentarque

He almost made it!  Well, almost...Import-Export won't be able to celebrate the turn
50 with us...still he enjoyed the place and was the last one standing from my
original team.  It's the end of the first era of Shadowspire!  May many take the
place of the oldies. -- Le Pentarque

I killed a lot when I didn't want to, and didn't kill when I did want to.  I am some
sort of failed freak in more than one way...will my partners in Talahya remember me?
-- Import-Export

Karch -- I have returned from the depths of the underworld, death's tight grasp
released when my soul's thirst for light overwhelmed the darkness.  May we not meet
again. -- Po'd Panda

Elephant -- Good challenge on the lunger; now you are on the radar hehehe. -- Grimm

Return soon Master Darque. -- Grimm

Ok all you challenger champs, start graduating, the arena is FE top heavy and it
looks ugly on the way up. -- Grimm

Awl -- I now wish I was being bloodfeuded. -- SM5

Rat-Loving Cat -- With a name like that, I obviously can't challenge you this turn.
-- The Mad Ratter

Wyld Wytch -- Really?  A challenge from you?  With all the loud mouth stuff your
manager is throwing at Kellumbo, you need to be picking fights with someone else as
well?  You might want to note how that challenge turned out.  This wolf bites back.
-- Spirewolf

Dominatrix -- Almost.  I almost held out long enough.  But close doesn't get a
Caveman anything but a trip to the infirmary. -- Gron

Grath -- Now that was a nice little challenge.  Thank your manager for not avoiding.
-- Balliol

Hunter -- I just hate it when someone turns things around on me.  Nice challenge and
change of strat. -- the Baron

Commis -- Well, if you're going to fight like that you'll certainly have plenty of
time to think up new recipes.  Boring stuff, if you ask me. -- Wormy

Remedial -- I guess that should be a lesson to me about what happens when you take
pity on an opponent and show him mercy.  Instead of continuing to challenge you with
Wilhelm, I thought I'd give you a break with Pertacus.  Bad move on my part and poor
Pertacus paid for it with his life.  Lesson learned.  We'll be seeing you on the
sands again real soon! -- Vanek, Manager of Warmasters

Gentle Ben -- Thanks!  But don't worry, Kellumbo will get his in due time!  Death is
part of the game; we all will eventually see it! -- DeGotti

Grimm -- PO'd Panda's death was not intentional. -- DeGotti

Hydrosan -- Excellent fight!  You seem to have great potential! -- Baltaire

Le Pentarque -- Don't feel lonely. -- Visionist

Shewish Giant -- Looks like I did good enough! -- Gohl Hum

Warg -- Just one more shot, you skill raping scum bag. -- Borne

67 Firebird -- The arena name will soon be changed to Scumpire. -- Gerth

Owl-Eyes -- Atleast you are trying to win, instead of not lose. -- Dresh

India -- Arrrghhhh not again!  Atleast I wasn't raped. -- Borne

Red Hook -- One poorly planned attack and it cost me a victory.  DOH! -- Gerth

9 Gergillimeter -- Not bad for a runt. -- Dresh

8 July 2008
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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

THUNDERSAW was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD MEAT was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
OBAMA was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NYNC was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
EDWARD GOREY devastated PINKY in a exciting 3 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
RYAK RAZORSAW devastated OWL-EYES in a 2 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
THE MAD RATTER was overpowered by KARCH in a 1 minute Challenge Title struggle.
BRUTUS was overcome by TYRA in a action packed 1 minute expert's Challenge fight.
INDIA won victory over HORSE in a popular 5 minute expert's Challenge duel.
BARON STONEWALL vanquished CRIMSON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
RAT-LOVING CAT defeated DOMINATRIX in a popular 4 minute expert's Challenge match.
GRON DA CAVEMAN was narrowly defeated by BLACK MARIA in a 2 minute Challenge match.
WARG overcame CHROMIAN in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
CLARA was subdued by FURIOUS FOX in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
'69 STINGRAY overpowered KRAZED KOALA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
ORNERY OCELOT won victory over MCKAMY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge bout.
WIMPY lost to TWINK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's Challenge fray.
SYE THE BEARDED devastated P.G. WODEHOUSE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
GERTH was demolished by H.P. LOVECRAFT in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
GUTHUATER was narrowly defeated by MELISSA JOAN in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
SPIREWOLF handily defeated TIN SNIPS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
ANGEL HEART beat '70 CHARGER R/T in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
DEADTEAR demolished SOULRIPPER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
HYDROSAN outwaited DEATH'S MISTRESS in a tiring 7 minute amateur's Challenge fray.
LIBERIUS was subdued by UNCUT in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
GRACCHUS overpowered DECAPITATED BILL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
VOLBEAT outlasted WYLD WYTCH in a tiring 9 minute novice's Challenge duel.
BALTAIRE was outlasted by PHILIP K. DICK in a 12 minute novice's Challenge melee.
QUARTON overpowered LANNY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
BALOR was outwaited by '68 ROAD RUNNER in a tiresome 17 minute Challenge duel.
HUNTER savagely defeated GRATH in a action packed 3 minute gory expert's fight.
BALLIOL BLACKMOON was overpowered by LONG NOSE HAIRS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GUTENBERG was narrowly defeated by NIGHTBANE in a tiring 27 minute veteran's bout.
BORNE demolished FALSE TEETH in a 2 minute uneven contest.
IMPORT-EXPORT defeated MOOSE DROOL in a 2 minute veteran's struggle.
DESIREE demolished VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
CHUPACABRON handily defeated SPONGE BATH in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
PO'D PANDA overcame SLAUGHTER MOUSE 5 in a 1 minute match.
AWL slaughtered RED HOOK in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KOBE was vanquished by PLASMA CUTTER in a 3 minute brutal mismatched bout.
GIGI DIVINE unbelievably bested VERMINDERELLA in a exciting 4 minute gory duel.
'67 FIREBIRD subdued BRAIN in a 3 minute expert vs. amateur duel.
TABITHA was demolished by WILHELM in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
BALL-PEEN was easily killed by MARY ELLEN in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
HARP handily defeated MARTIN LUTHER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
SLEDGE was beaten by LIAM O'FLAHERTY in a 1 minute fight.
HUGH CAPET murdered DADDY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ST JOHN KITTEN beat BECK in a 2 minute bout.
MIRDRAUG handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
KANODRAUG slaughtered CHICKEN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
REMEDIAL was unbelievably bested by YEAR OF THE CAT in a exciting 1 minute bout.
TING-TING subdued WAR PIG in a 2 minute fight.
VILE RAT was luckily beaten by ANGERED APE in a crowd pleasing 5 minute conflict.
ANSELM was overpowered by JETBLACK in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MASTER savagely defeated KILLER SMILE in a 1 minute bloody novice's brawl.
PABST was subdued by KILL ME PLEASE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute amateur's battle.
9 GERBILLIMETER savagely defeated WORMY in a crowd pleasing 4 minute beginner's bout.
RAT IN THE HAT overpowered XARID in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DRESH was devastated by OVERKILL in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
FRITZ won victory over KILGORE in a 2 minute amateur's match.
'71 DEMON was subdued by DEAD SEXY in a 1 minute novice's conflict.
MEDA devastated COL. KURTZ in a 2 minute bloody one-sided fight.
WEE MERLOT demolished PUNCH CARD in a 3 minute gory uneven duel.
GREGORR defeated ZANDIR in a action packed 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 23         TOTAL PARRY      111 -  83 -  3      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     21         PARRY-RIPOSTE     25 -  23 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         PARRY-LUNGE       41 -  39 -  4      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                      17         LUNGING ATTACK    74 -  73 -  6      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         WALL OF STEEL     42 -  42 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    9         AIMED BLOW        75 -  78 -  2      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         STRIKING ATTACK  105 - 127 - 12      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  35 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    37 -  63 -  5      37  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  31 -  1      28  |

Turn  49 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-STRIKE       3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         8 -  9         6  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY       12 -  9     STRIKING ATTACK    9 - 14         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  7         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  8     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   KARCH 584                  13  12  2  116 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
TOTAL PARRY      TYRA 416                   29  13  1  132 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
PARRY-LUNGE      BARON STONEWALL 85         27  22  2  113 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
LUNGING ATTACK   DESIREE 577                18  10  0  107 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (18)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACK MARIA 435            21  11  1   98 HOUSE OF HEARTS (56)
STRIKING ATTACK  BRUTUS 616                 12  10  0   94 WARMASTERS (15)
AIMED BLOW       GRON DA CAVEMAN 400        23  20  1   90 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
SLASHING ATTACK  PO'D PANDA 147              8   7  2   66 FURRY FURY (25)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HORSE 610.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HORSE 610.  The ten other most popular fighters were KILL ME PLEASE 868, DOMINATRIX 
583, 9 GERBILLIMETER 828, HUNTER 120, VERMINDERELLA 605, VILE RAT 795, PINKY 809, 
ANGEL HEART 644, CHROMIAN 40, and FURIOUS FOX 143.

The least popular fighter this week was GUTENBERG 167.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NIGHTBANE 377, '68 ROAD RUNNER 747, BALOR 846, PHILIP K. DICK 848, 
VOLBEAT 860, WYLD WYTCH 845, DEATH'S MISTRESS 813, PABST 823, HYDROSAN 818, and DRESH 
836.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BARON STONEWALL (81-85) DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
LONG NOSE HAIRS (81-225) AARP (41)

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

IMPORT-EXPORT (81-76) LA PENTARCHIE (11)