DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/25/2010    Duedate: 09/07/2010

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-95

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ORNERY OCELOT
FURRY FURY (25)
(81-144) [21-36-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VIRIDIO                        NOTAXESTEXAS
WARMASTERS (15)                THE MONSANTIS (112)
(81-1145) [16-13-0,113]        (81-1323) [5-3-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

REGINA SPECTRE                 REGINA SPECTRE
THE RED BLADES (88)            THE RED BLADES (88)
(81-1194) [15-10-0,90]         (81-1194) [15-10-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JUNGLELAND (103)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JUNGLELAND (103)            61
2. MONSTER MANUAL (87)         46      CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
3. FUZZY BUNNIES (110)         45      Unchartered Team
4. FURRY FURY (25)             45
5. OTTO'S DINER (96)           36      THE MONSANTIS (112)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SUMMERBORN (104)          68  42  2 61.8   1/ 2 JUNGLELAND (103)         10  5 0
 2/ 2 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       97  62  4 61.0   2/ 6 LITERATE LOONS (40)       9  6 1
 3/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       275 195  9 58.5   3/16 OTTO'S DINER (96)         9  6 1
 4/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  54  41  0 56.8   4/ 8 WARMASTERS (15)           9  6 0
 5/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    265 206  9 56.3   5/ 1 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      9  6 0
 6- 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         204 165  6 55.3   6/10 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  9  6 0
 7/ 7 WARMASTERS (15)          246 222 20 52.6   7/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        8  6 1
 8- 8 RODENT CLAN (37)         172 161 10 51.7   8/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     8  6 0
 9/10 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      244 230 13 51.5   9/18 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       8  7 1
10/11 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     226 222 11 50.4  10/15 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       8  7 0
11/12 JUNGLELAND (103)          59  58  1 50.4  11/13*THE MONSANTIS (112)       7  8 1
12/ 9*THE MONSANTIS (112)       20  20  1 50.0  12/12 THE RED BLADES (88)       7  8 1
13/ 0 FURRY FURY (25)          122 140  5 46.6  13/17*FAR TRAVELERS (113)       6  8 0
14/14 LITERATE LOONS (40)      219 254  8 46.3  14/14 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       6  9 1
15/17 OTTO'S DINER (96)         70  90  2 43.8  15/ 7 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       6  9 0
16/16 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       85 110  4 43.6  16-11 RODENT CLAN (37)          4  6 1
17/15 THE RED BLADES (88)       82 108  5 43.2  17- 9 SUMMERBORN (104)          4  6 0
18-19 JOSEFINS HEROES (105)     32  48  1 40.0  18/20*ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       4 11 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)      101 154  6 39.6  19/19 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       4 11 1
20/22 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       22  37  1 37.3  20- 4 DARQUE AGES (29)          3  2 0
21/21*FAR TRAVELERS (113)        6  13  0 31.6  21/ 0 FURRY FURY (25)           2  3 0
22/23*ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)        9  36  2 20.0  22-21 JOSEFINS HEROES (105)     0  5 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.

     Once again I take the throne from a young upstart.  This is the second time I
have become the greatest gladiator in Shadowspire.  The penultimate.  The omnibus.
The cream of the crop.  The numero uno.  The best of the best.  And all those other
top of the line things.  I have fought long and hard in Shadowspire and have become
my manager's first Wall of Steel to graduate in quite some time.  I will probably be
the last in quite some time as well, as it is a frustrating style for him.
     I leave this throne and go into retirement.  My numbers were pretty much what
people expect out of me: 17(2)-19(2)-11-9-18(2)-5-11, Tremendous Endurance, Great
Damage, I leave with only 3 regular experts in Init, Attack and Parry.  I learned
horribly even for a 9 witter.  VH/MO, MS were my favorites and I will go out using
them, 10-6-10 next turn just for funsies.  I will challenge the top two gladiators
regina spectre and midnight sun to see if they can stand the wrath of my face armor
until they tire out and I start to swinging.

Farewell, Shadowspire, it's been a blast!
     Your humble DM, Arioch

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for SHADOWSPIRE.  Too bad, OF WOLF AND MAN, 
but JUNGLELAND was just too good to be stopped.  OTTO'S DINER had like a really 
albendranius week!  Those hunks got a 5-0-1 and wound up as 3rd team!  Cut this out 
and put it in your scrapbooks, MONSTER MANUAL!  'Cause they got 4-1-1 and moved up to 
9th!  MVP award for BERSERKER?  MONSTER MANUAL's proud of him after beating BLUE 
MARBLE and getting 23 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  SERAFIN GAWAIN got 
smashed by W.S. GILBERT, and lost 14 points!  And I was just getting used to the 
ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome ORNERY OCELOT.  Aren't FURRY FURY 
proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours 
sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  OF WOLF AND MAN was SHADOWSPIRE's 
most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why 
WARMASTERS' been avoiding OF WOLF AND MAN so much?  Or is it just that they're too 
scared?  Like, is BLUE MARBLE popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of 
SHADOWSPIRE!  He's got a 20-16-0, is that good?  For sure, I was holding my breath 
when I found out MADAM MARIE challenged LIAM O'SUPERIOR.  After all, haven't 
JUNGLELAND and SUPERIOR FORCES NT had a long standing duel in SHADOWSPIRE?  It wasn't 
a spectacular fight, or anything, but LIAM O'SUPERIOR wants me to write about it 
since it was defeated by MADAM MARIE.  Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  GOULASH bloodfeuded (is that a word?) SMACKY BUNNY for revenge over some 
guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you 
guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORNERY OCELOT 144            21  36  0   111       FURRY FURY (25)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIRIDIO 1145                 16  13  0   113       WARMASTERS (15)
 SELENA SPECTRE 1192          16   9  1   112       THE RED BLADES (88)
-MIDNIGHT SUN 1211            13   9  0   108       SUMMERBORN (104)
 MAGIC RAT 1317                8   3  0   106       JUNGLELAND (103)
 W.S. GILBERT 995             19  20  3   104       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 PHILIP K. DICK 848           26  23  0   101       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 OUTLAW PETE 1200             16   8  0   101       JUNGLELAND (103)
 EVELYN WAUGH 1070            21  13  0    98       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REGINA SPECTRE 1194          15  10  0    90       THE RED BLADES (88)
 AZAGHAL 1223                 14  10  0    90       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-FAN ZHEN 1288                 8   3  1    90       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BERSERKER 1047               12  20  2    89       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 FIMNAR 1053                  17  18  1    88       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-MARTIN LUTHER 718            21  19  0    86       DARQUE AGES (29)
-HUGH CAPET 690               20  23  3    86       DARQUE AGES (29)
 CHUPUCASUPERIOR 1229         13   6  0    86       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 BOBBY JEAN 1197              14  10  0    85       JUNGLELAND (103)
 ZEVRAN 1258                  12   6  0    84       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230        14   5  0    81       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 ELTHOR 1237                  14   8  0    79       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 XORN 1015                    20  14  0    78       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 CARIEC TOM 984               18  22  2    78       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BOOK MARK 1058               16  15  0    77       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 BLUE MARBLE 1030             20  16  0    76       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 LIMP IN 1057                 17  15  0    76       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
-BRICK MOUSE 987              17   7  0    75       RODENT CLAN (37)
-AUGUST 1212                  14   8  1    75       SUMMERBORN (104)
 GOULASH 1215                 14  10  0    71       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 PINK BUNNY 1300               9   3  0    71       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 KID CHARLEMAGNE 1193         10  15  2    69       THE RED BLADES (88)
 DUCHESS OF ERAT 1234         11  11  0    67       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SINISTER SNOOPY 1069         13  17  0    65       FURRY FURY (25)
 CICERO 1266                   9   5  0    65       WARMASTERS (15)
 NARYAK 1296                   8   5  1    65       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-VACA 1210                    13   9  0    64       SUMMERBORN (104)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPERIORBANE 1226            11   8  0    55       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 NOTAXESTEXAS 1323             5   3  0    55       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-MICE AND DICE 1247            5   1  0    52       RODENT CLAN (37)
 CLASSIC NAPALM 1262           8   8  0    51       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 KISS MY GRITS 1252           13   7  0    49       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134         8  19  0    46       FURRY FURY (25)
 CTUCHIK 1242                 10  11  1    45       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 SHAVIOLA 1322                 7   3  0    44       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 A.E. HOUSMAN 1306             6   5  0    42       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 PRONATE 1320                  7   3  0    41       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 SMACKY BUNNY 1298             5   7  1    37       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 CYRIL WYRMSLAYER 1267         8   7  1    36       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-MUSSE PIGG 1259               8   5  0    35       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 HEINRIK 1257                  7  12  1    34       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOG CORNERSTONE 1319          7   3  0    33       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 LIFE PATENT 1340              4   3  0    33       THE MONSANTIS (112)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LILLEKATT 1217                8   8  0    32       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 PIOTR COTTONTAIL 1352         3   3  0    31       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
-MACKAPACKA 1218               5  11  0    30       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341        4   3  0    30       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 JEHGAN 1295                   8   5  0    29       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 SCRAWNIE RONNIE 1285          7   7  1    29       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
-WALLI 1219                    6  10  0    28       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 PIT FIEND 1344                4   2  1    27       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 PIZZARRHEA 1348               4   2  0    27       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263           3  13  1    26       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SHILLELAGH TOR 1294           6   7  0    25       THE RED BLADES (88)
 MADAM MARIE 1356              4   2  0    25       JUNGLELAND (103)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEASTIER WEE 1362             3   2  1    23       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 EVANDER 1368                  3   1  0    23       WARMASTERS (15)
 LIAM O'SUPERIOR 1302          6   4  0    22       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
-LUGHNASSADH 1330              5   3  1    19       SUMMERBORN (104)
 GUTTER BALL 1361              4   1  0    19       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
-CHARLES MARTEL 1346           3   2  0    19       DARQUE AGES (29)
 AMULIUS 1380                  2   1  1    19       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 BUGS 1360                     2   3  0    19       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 VICTOR 1369                   2   2  0    18       WARMASTERS (15)
 IRN BRU 1393                  2   0  0    18       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 HANA 1370                     2   2  0    17       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 JUSTICE THOMAS 1326           4   4  0    16       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-MARCO POLO 1375               2   0  0    16       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ARCHON 1390                   2   0  0    12       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 HAGGIS 1391                   1   1  0    12       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BLOOD MAGE 1378               2   1  0    11       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 ALEKSANDR 1372                2   2  0    11       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
-RATLING GUN 1389              1   0  1    11       RODENT CLAN (37)
 SUICIDE SEED 1402             1   0  1    11       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 IMA CHEERLEADER 1353          1   5  0    10       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 DOPPLEGANGER 1382             2   1  0     9       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 CHILI SUPERIOR 1363           2   3  0     9       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 URMAR 1373                    2   2  0     9       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 TALTHYBIUS 1404               1   0  0     9       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
-ANGER MOUSE 1347              2   2  0     8       RODENT CLAN (37)
 SALAMI SLAM 1401              1   0  1     7       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 HYPOGEE BLEVE 1364            1   4  0     7       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 ROUNDUP 1388                  1   1  0     7       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 PUNT 1366                     1   3  0     6       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 ASSERIUS 1377                 1   2  0     5       WARMASTERS (15)
 FROST GIANT 1408              1   0  0     5       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 NUMITOR 1379                  1   2  0     5       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
-HAUNTED MOUSE 1384            1   1  0     4       RODENT CLAN (37)
 CHINGACHGOOK 1371             0   4  0     4       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 FIDGET 1403                   0   1  0     1       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
-DEADHEAD STICKER 1397         0   1  0     1       SUMMERBORN (104)
 PANDERA PAX 1406              0   1  0     1       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
-MIMMI PIGG 1386               0   1  0     1       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 HECTOR 1392                   0   1  0     1       FAR TRAVELERS (113)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CULT MEMBER             0  0 0                      PIT FIEND 1344         95  NONE
ANTENORIUS 1405         0  1 0 ARCHAIC CHAOS 111    MOUNTAIN TROLL         95  NONE
ANDIKAN 1374            0  2 0 FAR TRAVELERS 113    BEASTIER WEE 1362      93  REVENGED
DA GUY 2 1399           0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        ARENAMASTER            95  NONE
DA MAN 2 1400           0  1 0 FURRY FURY 25        HIGH ELF               95  NONE
THUMPER 1409            0  1 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    SALAMI SLAM 1401       95   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
VORPAL BUNNY 1398       0  1 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    RATLING GUN 1389       94   
BLIND TERRY 1407        0  1 0 JUNGLELAND 103       SUICIDE SEED 1402      95   
ROSALITA 1198           9 13 0 JUNGLELAND 103       CARIEC TOM 984         93  JUST REVENGED
MEDUSA 1383             0  2 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263    94   
CHOP SUEY 1338          3  2 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      SMACKY BUNNY 1298      93  JUST REVENGED
FELIX 1307              0  3 0 TEAM SLUDGE 107      LUGHNASSADH 1330       91  NOT REVENGED
DDT 1325                2  3 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    CYRIL WYRMSLAYER 1267  92  REVENGED
MATO GRASSO 1387        0  1 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    AMULIUS 1380           94   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Congrats to Duelmaster Arioch, top team Summerborn, and Lord Protectors
Serafin Gawain and Arioch.  Kudos!  The Capital Cartel deserves (and got) none of
this acclaim as ophers are down right despicable. -- Agent
P.S.  Book Mark, Limp In, Pronate, Punt, and Gutter Ball -- you all let me down.  I
need 20 percent to handle each of you now.

Vanek -- Thanks.  Now put that hat back on and toast a bunch of Cartel flops. --
Agent, Capital Cartel

Hypogee Bleve -- I have those daily.  Or is that different from gaz espulse? -- Life
Patent

Victor -- You have been charged with libeling yourself.  How do you plead? -- Justice
Thomas

Cyril -- Who are you calling baldes?  You better (spell) check yourself! -- Action

Cyril -- Your trial continues.  The charge of drunk personal ad writing has been
filed against in addition to the currently standing charge of killing a promising
young lady.  Show your evidence.  I will wait, watch and then pass my you what. --
Justice Thomas

haunted mouse -- Fool.  Sucker.  Foolish.  Foolish sucker. -- Roundup

Amulius -- Eh.  I dunno.  Maybe. -- Action

Rodent Clan -- More challenges please. -- The Monsantis

Cyril -- More thing say. promising youn gil.... you're gonna go sleepy.  me too. --
Justice Thomas

Liam O'Superior -- What, exactly, makes you superior?  Your ability to stand still
for long periods of time?  Sure, it worked THIS time, but... -- Numitor

The Monsantis -- Condolences.  Seemed like a good fighter, too.  Ambidextrous, fast,
and now, dead.  I await your blood feud. -- Amulius

Nicely done, Bartender!  May Rosalita rest in peace....  Cariec Tom still has many
defeats coming his way to pay for his sins! -- Le Pentarque

I can't believe it.  I actually beat one of the mighty Cartel.  Wow. -- Zog
Cornerstone

All -- Turns out I could do worse than Jugger after all.  Two 2-3-0 turns in a row.
Gonna lose my job here. -- Hummingbird

Book Mark -- You know... If you would have won that fight your team would have earned
Top Career Honors this turn instead of mine...  That's gotta hurt.  All your fault!
-- Midnight Sun

Arioch --  Really wanted to let August take one last shot at you before you left, but
I guess it wasn't to be.  Even though my guys have ended up with the short end of the
stick against you more often than not I've enjoyed dukin' it out with you over your
career, and you've been a great adversary.  'Grats on title and graduation.  Well
deserved.  You're a worthy champ of this great arena.  Best of luck to you on the
Isle. -- Jugger

Smacky Bunny -- With all the predictions and fortunetelling that is going on in this
arena I thought I'd go ahead and give it a try.  Hmmmm, no matter how this
gladiatorial career pans out for you...  I see absolutely no chance of you ever
having a successful career as a teacher. -- Vaca

Hana -- On top of the more obvious problems I had in that fight, I was also using
something called "the lunge tactic."  Not really what I normally do.  Not that you
don't deserve some credit.  Honorable female opponent and all. -- Deadhead Sticker

Jungleland -- Turning things around nicely there.  11-4 last three turns, and almost
at 50% now!  Those huge point gains tend to come back to bite you though. -- Jugger

Red Blades -- 'Nother loss against you guys.  I'm thinking of making you a permanent
feature on my avoid list. -- Jugger

Shillelagh Tor--
     Oh Shillelagh Tor, bravely lived for,
        The glory of the battle.
     When Shillelagh died, his woman cried,
        "Just another nameless cattle.
     For such is the way, that men must pay,
        For the folly of their battles.
     And non-such is the why, that a woman will cry,
        For another nameless cattle."
-- A.E. Housman

Chupucasuperior -- Impressive win, well fought, and no offense meant: but there was a
managerial or input error there someplace.  Bottom line, I wanna try that one again.
-- Evelyn Waugh

Medusa -- I am what my record says it is.  Pretty dang awful.  But after a while even
the worst of us can eke out enough skills to be dangerous. -- Virginia Woolf

Cicero -- Don't underestimate girls, whether they wear pink or embrace the way of the
bunny.  It can be a difficult lesson, and I'm certain, if he thinks about it, Vanek
will understand. -- Pink Bunny

Pronate -- Thank you.  That's how I prefer my fights:  short and sweet, so I don't
have to get all sweaty and gross.  I can think of better ways to do that. -- Pink
Bunny

Otto's Diner -- I won't apologize for killing Chop Suey, as he challenged me.  I
await your revenge. -- Smacky Bunny

Pizzarrhea -- At least one of us learned some valuable lessons from our duel.
Congrats -- Piotr Cottontail

Ratling Gun -- Welcome to Shadowspire.  May your blade chip and shatter. -- the ghost
of Vorpal Bunny

Congrats to the new graduates! -- Nomad and the Guild

NoTaxesTexas -- Congratulations on the Bloodfeud.  I wasn't sure your team had anyone
who could do it.  It is always good to see a team honor its dead, even if it is at my
expense. -- Cyril 

Kid Charlemagne -- Seriously?  I did not expect you to try that.  And indeed you
should not have done so. -- Azaghal

Duchess -- A good plan.  #20 -- Blue Marble

Anger Mouse -- Nomad was happy to see the Rodents return to Shadowspire.  He seems to
think you are good for the arena.  I just saw an opportunity.  Now the key is to not
let you get the fight on your terms. -- Jager von Drachen

Chili Superior -- A good bowl of Chili is always better with a Bru on the side.  A
fine start to my career. -- Irn Bru

Blue Marble -- The size and color of your manhood is nothing to brag about and you
got lucky my weapon broke, next time we meet I try my best to change your name to
Blue Powder.  ;) -- Duchess of Erat

Fimnar -- Nice challenge on your part... watch your back... and your front. --
Ctuchik

Mice & Dice -- The dice were not kind to me last turn. -- Scrawnie Ronnie

Evender -- I realize that Ima has more FE than you yet you and your team's continued
use of the down challenge has been noted by me and your team is as of now put on
notice. -- Gentleben, mustering as much intimidation as possibe following an 0-5 and
dropping below 40% team W/L and wishing he had thought of this prior to posting the
challanges for this turn :(

Urmar -- I hope you decide to try that again or maybe another member of your team.
Your fellow member's death has been avenged but know that I will be trying to give
you cause to BF many more times in the future. -- Beastier Wee

Tripwire -- Five-0, DM, 3 awards and Arioch's graduation!  Very nice turn for you,
congrats! -- Gentleben

All -- Anyone willing to give a couple of wins to Gentleben he has Ben crying a lot
lately. -- Unholy Knights

Azagahl -- Should have left the DA strat in the DA.  Well fought. -- Kid Charlemagne

August -- It was nice to finally meet you. -- Selena

A.E. Housman -- Yup, that went a lot differently when I imagined it. -- Shillelagh
Tor

Gilbert -- Looks like swords were trump. -- Regina

PKD -- And that's why I was avoiding you.  See you. -- Serafin

Arioch -- Congrats on the throne and the bid.  I'm hoping to try my "fav" strat on
you or Viridio this turn. -- Serafin Gawain

Chupucasuperior -- Okay, Okay I learned my lesson. -- Fimnar

Shaviola -- Impressive dueling for one so young. -- Elthor

Scrawnie Ronnie -- Looks like we need a tie-breaker. -- Naryak

Pronate -- Till we meet again. -- Jehgan

Ctuchik -- What happen your manager sneeze when telling the commission what your name
is? -- Fimnar

Limp In -- Limp Out? -- Elthor

Classic Napalm -- Either someone in the commission is out to get me or the match-up
gods freakin hate me! -- Heinrik

Mackapacka -- Simple as one...two...three. -- Naryak

Lughnassadh -- You are a virtual gold mine for that skill, thanks. -- Jehgan

Viridio -- Frustrating, isn't it?  That's how all my opponents that lose to me feel,
trust me. -- Arioch

Pit Fiend -- You know you love me!  Admit it! -- Archon

Haggis -- Thought you had me there, that stick was annoying! -- Bloomage

Lillekatt -- Now that's how my style is supposed to fight!  I may have found my
favorites -- Shaviola

The Superior Cat -- Not much to say about that one I guess, style advantage and all.
-- Zevran

Mimmi Pigg -- I'm gonna need some untainted eggs to go with that pound of bacon I
sliced off your belly... mmm, bacon. -- Doppleganger

Archon -- SCUM, I'll be back with a bigger weapon or reveal my true form and unleash
my tail.  Either way, I WILL DRINK YOUR SOUL. -- Pit Fiend

Outlaw Pete -- After you broke my Halbard I went into a Rage and forgot I had a
backup weapon.  My knuckles really hurt from bouncing off of your shields.  I gotta
go back to those anger management meetings. -- Berserker

All -- After 2 dead Medusa let's see how a Frost Giant fares in the arena. -- Deep
Thought and the surviving monsters

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

21 August 2010
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                                      ALLIANCES
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 turns)
           Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

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 Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate. (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        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 an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter. 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 in the newsletter
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
(including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to take any multiple
teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation 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 score 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. (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
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 have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

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 15 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 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths 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 five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the

Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order -- 
kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be
awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  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.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two 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
DM47 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 and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

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 or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

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

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA MAN 2 was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA GUY 2 was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
ANTENORIUS was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
BOBBY JEAN slimly won victory over CARIEC TOM in a 2 minute master's Bloodfeud brawl.
GOULASH overpowered SMACKY BUNNY in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
JUSTICE THOMAS was viciously subdued by CYRIL WYRMSLAYER in a 4 minute Bloodfeud duel.
URMAR was viciously subdued by BEASTIER WEE in a 4 minute amateur's Bloodfeud match.
SELENA SPECTRE handily defeated AZAGHAL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
W.S. GILBERT vanquished SERAFIN GAWAIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MAGIC RAT vanquished PHILIP K. DICK in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
XORN viciously subdued KID CHARLEMAGNE in a 13 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
EVELYN WAUGH bested CHUPUCASUPERIOR in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
FIMNAR bested BOOK MARK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's Challenge battle.
LIMP IN luckily beat DUCHESS OF ERAT in a 5 minute master's Challenge conflict.
BERSERKER overpowered BLUE MARBLE in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge struggle.
CICERO beat NOTAXESTEXAS in a 5 minute Challenge brawl.
CLASSIC NAPALM was devastated by PINK BUNNY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
NARYAK overpowered CTUCHIK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
A.E. HOUSMAN was luckily beaten by KISS MY GRITS in a 7 minute Challenge match.
SUPERIORBANE outwaited SHAVIOLA in a unpopular 14 minute Challenge competition.
JAGER VON DRACHEN beat AMULIUS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
MADAM MARIE viciously subdued LIAM O'SUPERIOR in a tiring 12 minute Challenge match.
NUMITOR was vanquished by PIZZARRHEA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
VICTOR overpowered CHILI SUPERIOR in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge match.
EVANDER won victory over ALEKSANDR in a 1 minute novice's Challenge match.
BUGS won victory over ROUNDUP in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
PUNT was subdued by IMA CHEERLEADER in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
HAGGIS overpowered CHINGACHGOOK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ASSERIUS was overpowered by HANA in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
ARCHON outwaited HYPOGEE BLEVE in a tiring 11 minute novice's Challenge duel.
ARIOCH was savagely defeated by ORNERY OCELOT in a 2 minute expert's Title duel.
ZEVRAN was demolished by VIRIDIO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
REGINA SPECTRE was luckily beaten by OUTLAW PETE in a 9 minute veteran's bout.
THE SUPERIOR CAT bested VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 4 minute duel.
ELTHOR bested SINISTER SNOOPY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's battle.
PRONATE beat JEHGAN in a 4 minute gory fray.
MADDENED MEERKAT demolished SHILLELAGH TOR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SCRAWNIE RONNIE was demolished by LIFE PATENT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
VIRGINIA WOOLF was beaten by ZOG CORNERSTONE in a popular 5 minute duel.
HEINRIK was handily defeated by PIOTR COTTONTAIL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PIT FIEND slaughtered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BLOOD MAGE subdued PANDERA PAX in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
DOPPLEGANGER was unbelievably bested by IRN BRU in a 4 minute amateur's match.
GUTTER BALL overcame FIDGET in a 3 minute amateur's fight.
SALAMI SLAM killed THUMPER in a 2 minute beginner's competition.
SUICIDE SEED easily killed BLIND TERRY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TALTHYBIUS defeated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a dull 4 minute novice's battle.
HECTOR was beaten by FROST GIANT in a 6 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     17         TOTAL PARRY       84 -  71 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 17         AIMED BLOW        48 -  42 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         WALL OF STEEL     50 -  45 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         STRIKING ATTACK  105 -  99 -  6      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-STRIKE      23 -  22 -  0      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         LUNGING ATTACK    50 -  60 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         SLASHING ATTACK   34 -  41 -  3      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE       26 -  33 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  22 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    55 -  93 -  6      37  |

Turn  95 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       2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  9         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  4     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  6         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  7     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  6         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    VIRIDIO 1145               16  13  0  113 WARMASTERS (15)
LUNGING ATTACK   SELENA SPECTRE 1192        16   9  1  112 THE RED BLADES (88)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC RAT 1317              8   3  0  106 JUNGLELAND (103)
TOTAL PARRY      PHILIP K. DICK 848         26  23  0  101 LITERATE LOONS (40)
PARRY-LUNGE      EVELYN WAUGH 1070          21  13  0   98 LITERATE LOONS (40)
STRIKING ATTACK  REGINA SPECTRE 1194        15  10  0   90 THE RED BLADES (88)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SHAVIOLA 1322               7   3  0   44 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is REGINA SPECTRE 1194.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was REGINA SPECTRE 1194.  The ten other most popular fighters were DUCHESS OF 
ERAT 1234, A.E. HOUSMAN 1306, BEASTIER WEE 1362, ORNERY OCELOT 144, OUTLAW PETE 1200, 
VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263, ANTENORIUS 1405, CYRIL WYRMSLAYER 1267, NOTAXESTEXAS 1323, and 
DOPPLEGANGER 1382.

The least popular fighter this week was LIAM O'SUPERIOR 1302.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were XORN 1015, MADAM MARIE 1356, KID CHARLEMAGNE 1193, ARCHON 1390, 
SUPERIORBANE 1226, HECTOR 1392, SHAVIOLA 1322, TALTHYBIUS 1404, FROST GIANT 1408, and 
BLIND TERRY 1407.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ORNERY OCELOT (81-144) FURRY FURY (25)

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

ARIOCH (81-996) OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
SERAFIN GAWAIN (81-1117) THE RED BLADES (88)