DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/08/2010    Duedate: 09/21/2010

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-96

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MIDNIGHT SUN
SUMMERBORN (104)
(81-1211) [14-9-1,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MIDNIGHT SUN                   NOTAXESTEXAS
SUMMERBORN (104)               THE MONSANTIS (112)
(81-1211) [14-9-1,124]         (81-1323) [5-4-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MIDNIGHT SUN                   PINK BUNNY
SUMMERBORN (104)               FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
(81-1211) [14-9-1,124]         (81-1300) [10-3-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RODENT CLAN (37)            67
2. CAPITAL CARTEL (93)         48      CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
3. LA PENTARCHIE (11)          45      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)    37
5. SUMMERBORN (104)            29      THE MONSANTIS (112)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)      100  64  4 61.0   1/ 8 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    11  4 0
 2/ 1 SUMMERBORN (104)          70  45  3 60.9   2/ 3 OTTO'S DINER (96)        10  5 1
 3/ 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       279 196  9 58.7   3/ 4 WARMASTERS (15)          10  5 0
 4/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  58  42  0 58.0   4/ 5 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     10  5 0
 5/ 5 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    269 207  9 56.5   5/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)  9  6 0
 6/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         206 168  6 55.1   6/ 1 JUNGLELAND (103)          9  6 0
 7/ 7 WARMASTERS (15)          249 224 20 52.6   7/ 9 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       8  7 1
 8/ 8 RODENT CLAN (37)         176 162 11 52.1   8/16 RODENT CLAN (37)          7  3 2
 9/ 9 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      244 235 13 50.9   9/ 7 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        7  7 0
10/10 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     229 224 11 50.6  10/ 2 LITERATE LOONS (40)       7  8 1
11/11 JUNGLELAND (103)          60  62  1 49.2  11/11*THE MONSANTIS (112)       7  8 1
12/12*THE MONSANTIS (112)       21  24  1 46.7  12/10 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       7  8 0
13/14 LITERATE LOONS (40)      221 257  8 46.2  13/12 THE RED BLADES (88)       7  8 0
14/13 FURRY FURY (25)          122 143  5 46.0  14/15 CAPITAL CARTEL (93)       6  9 0
15/15 OTTO'S DINER (96)         73  92  2 44.2  15/14 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       6  9 0
16/17 THE RED BLADES (88)       86 109  5 44.1  16/13*FAR TRAVELERS (113)       5  9 0
17/16 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       88 112  4 44.0  17/18 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       5 10 1
18/ 0 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)       118 158 11 42.8  18/17 SUMMERBORN (104)          4  6 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18 JOSEFINS HEROES (105)     32  48  1 40.0  19/19 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)       3 11 0
20/19 UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)      102 157  6 39.4  20/20 DARQUE AGES (29)          2  3 0
21/20 FUZZY BUNNIES (110)       24  40  1 37.5  21/21 FURRY FURY (25)           2  6 0
22/21*FAR TRAVELERS (113)        7  17  0 29.2  22-22 JOSEFINS HEROES (105)     0  5 0
23/22 ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)       12  38  2 24.0  23/ 0 BATTLE GRUNTS (20)        0  1 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.

     Good day all you fine folk of Shadowspire.  It is I, the Ornery cat, the one
angry little Ocelot who has stepped in and taken the throne from the might of Arioch.
Oh, let me be the first to say that it was not expected.  You see, if under
performing was an attribute I would be maxxed out.  Let me tell you a little story.
Grimm has gone away, he says he is travelling in some land below some mystical line
called the equator.  For me that sounds like a line you just may not want to cross.
Anyway, where was I, ahh yes, I was saying that while he was gone I thought I would
finally show up and show some skill. He is going to kick himself when he reads the
weekly report.
     So, who am I.  I am not really good with numbers but I will give you a breakdown
on what I remember.  I was Ad Ex+5 att, Master +3 Init, Master Def plus a few and AD
Ex Rip +4.  Now, since I do not really have those scouting numbers I can never be
sure.  I learned like I was repeatedly dropped on my head when I was born.  There is
a rumor that doctor must have try to slap the ugly off me, but each time it just got
worse.
     Anyway, I am sure Grimm will wait to see why I was such a reject in regular to
decide if I can work out in the future, or maybe it is off to retirement.  Ahh, the
life of a retired cat, a big ball of wool and a nice mat to sit on.  Stay safe
Shadowspire, and good luck to you.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in SHADOWSPIRE a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can 
make the difference, as JUNGLELAND is pushed out of top team by DRAGONBANE GUILD, who 
came from 8th with a 4-1-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for 
there are sorrows to drown for LITERATE LOONS, whose 2-3-0 this turn dropped them by 
8 into 10th.  RODENT CLAN stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-1 into a 8 space move 
up the rankings.  This brings them up to 8th place.  Good work, guys!  The THE RED 
BLADES guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You 
never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, MARTIN LUTHER fought 
EVELYN WAUGH and gained 21 points and contributed to DARQUE AGES' 2-3-0.  EVELYN 
WAUGH has lost to MARTIN LUTHER, falling 15 points, while helping make LITERATE LOONS 
a 2-3-0 turn.  MIDNIGHT SUN challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting 
to dethrone FURRY FURY's warrior.  Somebody's not going to like this, (then again, 
somebody will), but our Duelmaster, ORNERY OCELOT, has died, and MIDNIGHT SUN has 
killed her.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that The Welcome Wench uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  SUPERIOR FORCES NT has cause to stand 
tall, as they were SHADOWSPIRE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a 
team to beat.  And avoiding SUPERIOR FORCES NT more than any other team we find 
DARQUE AGES.  SHADOWSPIRE, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  
Well, sports fans, take notice that PHILIP K. DICK from LITERATE LOONS was 
SHADOWSPIRE's most challenged warrior this turn.  Building dreams on hope, DUCHESS OF 
ERAT challenged up 46 points this turn to take on VIRIDIO from WARMASTERS stable.  
Sad to say, DUCHESS OF ERAT lost to VIRIDIO, and the attempt ended up costing DUCHESS 
OF ERAT 1 recognition points.  In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say 
sometimes), BRICK MOUSE challenged PHILIP K. DICK today, facing a 26 difference in 
recognition.  And now nobody knows where PHILIP K. DICK is right now, after giving 
BRICK MOUSE 17 points worth of recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise behind me.  LIMP 
IN from CAPITAL CARTEL took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 36 points in a 
challenge against SELENA SPECTRE.  And crowds were on their feet when LIMP IN claimed 
a victory from SELENA SPECTRE, and now has 98 points for his efforts.  Building 
dreams on hope, VACA challenged up 26 points this turn to take on AZAGHAL from 
DRAGONBANE GUILD stable.  But Fate isn't always willing to be cheated, and VACA was 
beat by AZAGHAL, and DRAGONBANE GUILD has not stopped laughing.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  JEHGAN has departed SHADOWSPIRE, leaving CLAN LONGBEARD without 
their 8-5-0 warrior.  Question, just what was his team doing at the taverns last 
night?  Seriously now, is it really honorable for MICE AND DICE from RODENT CLAN to 
kill JEHGAN and give CLAN LONGBEARD the chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  
Congratulations go out to JUNGLELAND, with OUTLAW PETE revenging a bloodfeud against 
SUICIDE SEED of THE MONSANTIS.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has 
nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SHADOWSPIRE and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in SHADOWSPIRE again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIDNIGHT SUN 1211            14   9  1   124       SUMMERBORN (104)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 W.S. GILBERT 995             20  20  3   117       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 VIRIDIO 1145                 17  13  0   115       WARMASTERS (15)
 MARTIN LUTHER 718            22  19  0   107       DARQUE AGES (29)
 OUTLAW PETE 1200             17   8  0   103       JUNGLELAND (103)
 PHILIP K. DICK 848           26  24  0   102       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 REGINA SPECTRE 1194          16  10  0   100       THE RED BLADES (88)
 LIMP IN 1057                 18  15  0    98       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 AZAGHAL 1223                 15  10  0    98       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 CHUPUCASUPERIOR 1229         14   6  0    98       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 THE SUPERIOR CAT 1230        15   5  0    95       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 BOOK MARK 1058               17  15  0    94       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 CARIEC TOM 984               19  22  2    92       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BRICK MOUSE 987              18   7  0    92       RODENT CLAN (37)
 BERSERKER 1047               13  20  2    91       MONSTER MANUAL (87)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGIC RAT 1317                8   4  0    90       JUNGLELAND (103)
 HUGH CAPET 690               20  24  3    87       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SELENA SPECTRE 1192          16  10  1    87       THE RED BLADES (88)
 AUGUST 1212                  15   8  1    87       SUMMERBORN (104)
 BLUE MARBLE 1030             21  16  0    86       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PINK BUNNY 1300              10   3  0    86       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 FAN ZHEN 1288                 8   4  1    86       DARQUE AGES (29)
 EVELYN WAUGH 1070            21  14  0    83       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 KID CHARLEMAGNE 1193         11  15  2    80       THE RED BLADES (88)
 FIMNAR 1053                  17  19  1    79       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 BOBBY JEAN 1197              14  11  0    76       JUNGLELAND (103)
 XORN 1015                    20  15  0    75       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ELTHOR 1237                  14   9  0    74       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 ZEVRAN 1258                  12   7  0    71       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SINISTER SNOOPY 1069         13  18  0    66       FURRY FURY (25)
 DUCHESS OF ERAT 1234         11  12  0    66       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 MICE AND DICE 1247            6   1  1    66       RODENT CLAN (37)
 GOULASH 1215                 14  11  0    64       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 VACA 1210                    13  10  0    63       SUMMERBORN (104)
 CTUCHIK 1242                 11  11  1    63       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KISS MY GRITS 1252           14   7  0    58       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 SUPERIORBANE 1226            12   8  0    58       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 CLASSIC NAPALM 1262           9   8  0    57       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 NARYAK 1296                   8   6  1    57       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOTAXESTEXAS 1323             5   4  0    52       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 SHAVIOLA 1322                 8   3  0    51       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 A.E. HOUSMAN 1306             7   5  0    51       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 CICERO 1266                   9   6  0    50       WARMASTERS (15)
 ZOG CORNERSTONE 1319          8   3  0    45       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 MADDENED MEERKAT 1134         8  20  0    44       FURRY FURY (25)
 PRONATE 1320                  7   4  0    44       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 LIFE PATENT 1340              5   3  0    40       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 SHILLELAGH TOR 1294           7   7  0    37       THE RED BLADES (88)
 JAGER VON DRACHEN 1341        5   3  0    36       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-MUSSE PIGG 1259               8   5  0    35       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 HEINRIK 1257                  7  13  1    35       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYRIL WYRMSLAYER 1267         8   8  1    33       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 RATLING GUN 1389              2   0  1    33       RODENT CLAN (37)
-LILLEKATT 1217                8   8  0    32       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
-MACKAPACKA 1218               5  11  0    30       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 EVANDER 1368                  4   1  0    30       WARMASTERS (15)
-SCRAWNIE RONNIE 1285          7   7  1    29       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 LIAM O'SUPERIOR 1302          7   4  0    29       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 PIZZARRHEA 1348               5   2  0    29       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 PIOTR COTTONTAIL 1352         3   4  0    29       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
-COL. KURTZ 862                3   5  0    29       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
-WALLI 1219                    6  10  0    28       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)
 AMULIUS 1380                  3   1  1    27       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 SMACKY BUNNY 1298             5   8  1    24       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
 GUTTER BALL 1361              5   1  0    24       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263           3  14  1    24       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 BUGS 1360                     3   3  0    24       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUICIDE SEED 1402             1   1  1    23       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 LUGHNASSADH 1330              5   4  1    20       SUMMERBORN (104)
 ALEKSANDR 1372                3   2  0    20       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 IRN BRU 1393                  3   0  0    20       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BEASTIER WEE 1362             3   3  1    19       UNHOLY KNIGHTS (81)
 ARCHON 1390                   3   0  0    19       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 MADAM MARIE 1356              4   3  0    18       JUNGLELAND (103)
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346           3   3  0    18       DARQUE AGES (29)
 MARCO POLO 1375               3   0  0    18       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ASSERIUS 1377                 2   2  0    18       WARMASTERS (15)
 PIT FIEND 1344                4   3  1    16       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 SALAMI SLAM 1401              2   0  1    16       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 TALTHYBIUS 1404               2   0  0    16       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 LUKE WAYFARE 1413             1   0  0    16       THE RED BLADES (88)
 DOPPLEGANGER 1382             3   1  0    15       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
-KILGORE 863                   3   5  0    14       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
-GROWLER 908                   3   2  1    13       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 ANGER MOUSE 1347              3   2  0    13       RODENT CLAN (37)
 VICTOR 1369                   2   3  0    13       WARMASTERS (15)
 FIDGET 1403                   1   1  0    13       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BIG NOG 1411                  1   0  0    13       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 CHILI SUPERIOR 1363           2   4  0    10       SUPERIOR FORCES NT (106)
 URMAR 1373                    2   3  0     9       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 FROST GIANT 1408              2   0  0     9       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 HANA 1370                     2   3  0     9       FAR TRAVELERS (113)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOOD MAGE 1378               2   2  0     8       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 HYPOGEE BLEVE 1364            1   5  0     8       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 PUNT 1366                     1   4  0     7       CAPITAL CARTEL (93)
 NUMITOR 1379                  1   3  0     7       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 PATROCLUS 1410                1   0  0     6       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 ROUNDUP 1388                  1   2  0     5       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 HAGGIS 1391                   1   2  0     5       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 CHINGACHGOOK 1371             0   5  0     5       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 LEELA 1225                    1   1  0     4       BATTLE GRUNTS (20)
 PANDERA PAX 1406              0   2  0     2       ARCHAIC CHAOS (111)
 DEADHEAD STICKER 1397         0   2  0     2       SUMMERBORN (104)
 HECTOR 1392                   0   2  0     2       FAR TRAVELERS (113)
 FLUFFY 1412                   0   1  0     1       FUZZY BUNNIES (110)
-MIMMI PIGG 1386               0   1  0     1       JOSEFINS HEROES (105)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JEHGAN 1295             8  6 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    MICE AND DICE 1247     96   
ANDIKAN 1374            0  2 0 FAR TRAVELERS 113    BEASTIER WEE 1362      93  REVENGED
ORNERY OCELOT 144      21 37 0 FURRY FURY 25        MIDNIGHT SUN 1211      96   
THUMPER 1409            0  1 0 FUZZY BUNNIES 110    SALAMI SLAM 1401       95   
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  JUST REVENGED
ROSALITA 1198           9 13 0 JUNGLELAND 103       CARIEC TOM 984         93  REVENGED
ZERO 1414               0  1 0 JUNGLELAND 103       MOUNTAIN TROLL         96  NONE
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  REVENGED
HAUNTED MOUSE 1384      1  2 0 RODENT CLAN 37       BLACK ORC              96  NONE
DDT 1325                2  3 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    CYRIL WYRMSLAYER 1267  92  REVENGED
JUSTICE THOMAS 1326     4  5 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    SPYMASTER              96  NONE
MATO GRASSO 1387        0  1 0 THE MONSANTIS 112    AMULIUS 1380           94   
IMA CHEERLEADER 1353    1  6 0 UNHOLY KNIGHTS 81    MOUNTAIN TROLL         96  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jager von Drachen -- That was fairly painless, all in all.  Thanks for the skills! --
Amulius

Pizzarrhea -- Okay, okay--no more experimenting!!  Just straight up tried-n-true
strategies for me from now on, I swear!! -- Numitor

Blood Mage -- What a lucky matchup for you!  We'll have to see how this pans out in a
few more turns. -- Pandera Pax 

Persistant Beggar -- Persistant??  That's putting it mildly!!  I've washed my gear
twice and I still can't get the stink of your blood out of it!! -- Talthybius

Jehgan of Clan Longbeard -- You were right.  We did meet again.  And I enjoyed it
just as much as the last time.  Thanks for letting me run ahead of you twice.  (wink)
-- Pronate, Capital Cartel

Ima Cheerleader -- I will always remember that I was your first! -- Punt, Capital
Cartel

Fidget -- Those RUGs are downright mean, aren't they?  But I have to tell you, I will
take all the strikes I can get, even the Brooklyn hits. -- Gutter Ball, Capital
Cartel

Duchess Of Erat -- Got you on the river, eh? -- Limp In

Fimnar -- #&%*^@!!!  (Or however a book mark is supposed to curse.) -- Book Mark,
Capital Cartel

Summerborn -- Thanks. -- Agent, Capital Cartel

Gentleben -- And your friends at Warmasters, I must admit that I, too, have little
respect for downchallengers.  I suppose they have something lacking which makes them
do that? -- Agent, Capital Cartel

Elthor -- You said it succinctly.  "Limp In; Limp out."  Cracked me up, I'll have to
say. -- Agent, Capital Cartel
P.S.  Fine challenge and win.

Congratulations to Ornery Ocelot, Duelmaster and Lord Protector!  Took a while, but
what the hey!  (Must be the management? -wink-) -- Agent and The Capital Cartel

Times are a wasting!  Sign up for the TURF WAR now.  DM47 awaits your entry.  Will
your team be the winners and holders of the swamp?  DO NOT MISS IT! -- Agent
(Throwing out some free publicity for Master Darque and Oz)

Ack, when my guys seem helpless, I get speechless... -- Le Pentarque

Congrats to the unrelenting Ocelot though!

No, no, Life Patent, it's not exactly that. -- Hypogee Bleue

Heinrik -- Yes, it was incredible, the same match-up twice in a row... ugly! --
Classic Napalm

Cicero -- Bah!  I need to learn better certain things.  Also I might need something
more extended to get around those damned shields.  Well done for an old blabber
mouth. -- Notaxestexas

Cyril -- Thanks.  Now I have to go away.  I hope everyone remembers the work I did to
destroy the little guy.  It wasn't easy shedding my conscience but I did it.  If it
wasn't for me, weaklings like you would have recourse, self-dependence and whatnot.
You remember that after I'm gone while you're looking at that chink in your blade
left from cleaving open my helm. -- Justice "ain't for everybody" Thomas.  Farewell
chumps.

Scrawnie Ronnie --  If that wasn't so easy I would say "Good fight.  Well done man."
But nah. -- Life Patent

Bugs -- Well, I know what will take care of that.  With a name like that you should
know better than to approach me. -- Roundup

Jungleland -- Considering Blind Terry's promise I must feel some remorse.  I await to
honor your Bloodfeud. -- Suicide Seed

Jugger -- Yeah, I'm building up a lot of potential energy here.  Sooner or later that
energy will be converted into kinetic energy sending me back to where I belong. --
Bartender

Le Pentarque -- Thank you!  I hope you don't mind my picking on Cariec for a while.
Think he deserves it. -- Bartender

Berserker -- Yeah, that's one of the downsides to going berserk.  Think there's a
reason the Viking culture isn't around anymore. -- Outlaw Pete

Cariec Tom -- Paraphrasing one of the great Americans:  Tu veux mon amour.  Et tu
veux mon revanche.  Tu veux mon amour.  You don't wanna be friends. -- Bobby Jean

Philip K. Dick -- Oh great!  That's like the sixth challenge I get through in a row.
I'm so way over my head up here. -- Magic Rat

Liam O'Superior -- I just had to go there again.  If it works, why change it. --
Madam Marie

Regina Spectre -- Hey, at least I made you the popularity leader. -- Outlaw Pete

     You're all heart.

Suicide Seed -- Blind Terry was a special gal and she will be avenged. -- Bartender
and Jungleland

Congratulations to the Ocelot!  The title and immortality all on one turn.  Who knew
you had it in you!?  Congrats.  -- Nomad and the Guild

Justice Thomas -- I not b able to typ, bt I do know how t hir a goood lawer.  Bd
chllng for u! -- Cyril Wyrmslayer

Selena -- Nice challenge and nice win.  Back to the drawing board. -- Azaghal

Berserker -- Ouch.  You dented the marble. -- Blue Marble

Amulius -- Sometimes you have to make an educated guess on challenges.  That one
worked. -- Jager von Drachen

Doppleganger -- I think your problem is that you are designed for subtlety.  Not much
of that in an arena.  I know who my opponent is there. -- Irn Bru

Limp In -- I was really hoping to send you away with a little more than a limp, maybe
next time. -- Duchess of Erat

Limp In -- Very fun fight to read keep sending him and you may end up with a
replacement one of these times. *- Gentleben

Naryak -- Damn. -- Ctuchik

Life Patent -- When I saw you accross the sands I thought to my self "I've got this
one in the bag," I think I was still holding onto the bag when you whopped me upside
the head.  Good fight I will definitly keep an eye on where you are from here on out.
-- Scrawnie Ronnie

Punt -- Is exactally what Ben thought after that fight.  Won't see ya around unless
you work the night shift. -- Ima Cheerleader

Urmar -- You have no idea how good that felt.  Are we going for a tie breaker?  Will
I see another of your team mates?  Or are you guys done?  Which ever way it goes we
shall see eachother again in the future you can count on that. -- Beastier Wee

Onerey Ocelot -- I guess you and Grimm were just stubborn enough, congrats on the
throne and the grad notice. -- Unholy Knights

All -- This is sure one deadly arena, with less than 100 turns 4 teams have more than
10 kills and one of those with 20!!!  We have 2 more with 9 and one with 8!!!  Man I
need me a few more just to not look so weak. -- Gentleben

Ornery Ocelot -- Congrats on the DM and the invite.  Frost Giant can give you a hand
if you need a little help getting on the boat.  A warrior of your advanced age could
trip and hurt yourself.  Way to stick it out to the end. -- Deep Thought

Oh please let Gentleben predict another bad turn for Monster Manual, we could use
another 4-1-1. -- Deep Thought and the Monsters

Arenamaster -- Send me another NPC to kill.  Their souls aren't as tasty as a regular
warrior, but they are sweet enough. -- Pit Fiend

     A decent standby is hard to find and expensive to maintain.

Gentleben -- I have always held you in high regard, but I must admit that that view
is beginning to slip a bit.  You have called me out in both the personal ads and
forums for my team's "continued use of the down challenge" and stated "your team is
as of now put on notice."  Seriously?!?  You're kidding, right?  I decided to look
back and see where this came from.  Since turn 90 I have 1 down challenge against you
with my (1-1-0, 7) warrior versus your (0-4-0, 4) warrior.  Was this what made you
decide to put me on notice?  If so, that's very sad.  Next, I decided to double check
and see if I had any other down challenges in the arena since turn 90 that you may
have noticed.  Wow, I found 3 of them which consisted of a 3 pt, 2 pt, and a 1 pt
down challenge all against warriors of equal or greater FE.  Were one of these the
challenges that you noticed that made you "put me on notice"?  Have I ever down
challenged?  Yes.  I will do it in retaliation against mangers who do it to me or
teams I feel are targeting my warriors continually.  I will even do it occassionally
if I can't find a good matchup ahead of me in the standings.

I must admit to being very surprised that the mighty Gentleben who single handedly
took on the IC is now whining about a 3 pt down challenge to a warrior with a greater
FE.  I hope you will now man up and quit calling me out for these "imagined" slights
against you.  We are supposed to be a tough bunch of gladiators here, not a woman's
sewing circle group who meets in the basement of a church, for pete's sake! -- Vanek,
manager of Warmasters

     You have obviously never attended a women's sewing circle in a church basement!
     Sharp needles, sharp scissors, sharp tongues....

Zevran -- I must admit that although that doesn't give me the throne back from
Arioch, it was rather gratifying to beat up on you as a small measure of payback. --
Viridio

NoTaxesTexas -- That one was for Justice Thomas and his smack talk! -- Cicero

Hana -- Well fought.  I guess I under estimated you!  It will not happen again, I
assure you. -- Asserius

Azaghal -- I thought I could put up a better showing than in our last fight.  It's
nice for someone on the team to finally get a win against you. -- Selena

Gilbert -- Maybe it's only my number you've got.  I have been surprised you haven't
managed a better record. -- Serafin Gawain

Xorn -- Yeah, I need to tweak that a bit.  Nice job. -- KC

Outlaw Pete -- How disappointing.  For me, that is. -- Regina

M. Meerkat -- Maybe some deep breathing will help you calm down. -- S. Tor

Wee Wee -- Me beat on someone else now. -- Urmar

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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                                 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

IMA CHEERLEADER was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
JUSTICE THOMAS was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
HAUNTED MOUSE was slain by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
ZERO was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
OUTLAW PETE demolished SUICIDE SEED in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
BOBBY JEAN was viciously subdued by CARIEC TOM in a 2 minute master's Bloodfeud fight.
SMACKY BUNNY was handily defeated by RATLING GUN in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
MIDNIGHT SUN slaughtered ORNERY OCELOT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title duel.
W.S. GILBERT vanquished MAGIC RAT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DUCHESS OF ERAT was vanquished by VIRIDIO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BRICK MOUSE narrowly defeated PHILIP K. DICK in a 22 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
LIMP IN luckily beat SELENA SPECTRE in a 4 minute master's Challenge competition.
PINK BUNNY savagely defeated XORN in a popular 7 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
BOOK MARK handily defeated ZEVRAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MARTIN LUTHER overpowered EVELYN WAUGH in a 2 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
AUGUST overpowered GOULASH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
VACA was devastated by AZAGHAL in a exciting 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PRONATE was luckily beaten by SUPERIORBANE in a popular 4 minute Challenge match.
CTUCHIK viciously subdued CICERO in a popular 1 minute gory Challenge contest.
KISS MY GRITS won victory over NOTAXESTEXAS in a popular 4 minute Challenge match.
MADAM MARIE was handily defeated by SHAVIOLA in a 7 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ZOG CORNERSTONE defeated MADDENED MEERKAT in a 2 minute Challenge match.
JAGER VON DRACHEN defeated PIOTR COTTONTAIL in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
LIAM O'SUPERIOR beat VIRGINIA WOOLF in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
CHILI SUPERIOR was defeated by DOPPLEGANGER in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
BEASTIER WEE was subdued by EVANDER in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
CHARLES MARTEL was unbelievably bested by GUTTER BALL in a 5 minute Challenge fray.
URMAR was savagely defeated by BUGS in a action packed 3 minute Challenge competition.
VICTOR was overpowered by LIFE PATENT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
NUMITOR was savagely defeated by PIZZARRHEA in a exciting 4 minute Challenge match.
PUNT was overpowered by ALEKSANDR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
PANDERA PAX was beaten by IRN BRU in a 3 minute bloody novice's Challenge fray.
TALTHYBIUS unbelievably bested BLOOD MAGE in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
FIDGET demolished CHINGACHGOOK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
HECTOR was viciously subdued by FROST GIANT in a 4 minute novice's Challenge fight.
BLUE MARBLE overcame HUGH CAPET in a popular 3 minute expert's match.
FAN ZHEN was luckily beaten by THE SUPERIOR CAT in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.
KID CHARLEMAGNE demolished NARYAK in a exciting 1 minute uneven competition.
REGINA SPECTRE overpowered ELTHOR in a 1 minute uneven battle.
BERSERKER won victory over SINISTER SNOOPY in a 2 minute bloody veteran's struggle.
CHUPUCASUPERIOR vanquished FIMNAR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
CYRIL WYRMSLAYER was devastated by A.E. HOUSMAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CLASSIC NAPALM handily defeated HEINRIK in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
MICE AND DICE executed JEHGAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PIT FIEND was overpowered by SHILLELAGH TOR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HYPOGEE BLEVE was beaten by ANGER MOUSE in a 2 minute gory fray.
LUGHNASSADH was outwaited by ARCHON in a exciting 11 minute duel.
HANA was savagely defeated by BIG NOG in a monotonous 6 minute novice's conflict.
MARCO POLO narrowly defeated FLUFFY in a 4 minute bloody amateur's bout.
ASSERIUS handily defeated LEELA in a exciting 1 minute mismatched match.
AMULIUS demolished ROUNDUP in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
HAGGIS was devastated by LUKE WAYFARE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DEADHEAD STICKER was bested by PATROCLUS in a 2 minute gory novice's brawl.
SALAMI SLAM vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 22         TOTAL PARRY       90 -  70 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     16         WALL OF STEEL     52 -  43 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         AIMED BLOW        47 -  40 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         STRIKING ATTACK  106 - 100 -  7      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         PARRY-STRIKE      23 -  22 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         PARRY-LUNGE       26 -  35 -  2      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  43 -  3      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  67 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  23 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    56 -  86 -  5      39  |

Turn  96 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

WALL OF STEEL      7 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  6         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  6     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  6         1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK   12 - 10     LUNGING ATTACK     3 - 10         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MIDNIGHT SUN 1211          14   9  1  124 SUMMERBORN (104)
WALL OF STEEL    VIRIDIO 1145               17  13  0  115 WARMASTERS (15)
AIMED BLOW       MARTIN LUTHER 718          22  19  0  107 DARQUE AGES (29)
TOTAL PARRY      OUTLAW PETE 1200           17   8  0  103 JUNGLELAND (103)
PARRY-LUNGE      AZAGHAL 1223               15  10  0   98 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
LUNGING ATTACK   SELENA SPECTRE 1192        16  10  1   87 THE RED BLADES (88)
SLASHING ATTACK  AUGUST 1212                15   8  1   87 SUMMERBORN (104)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SHAVIOLA 1322               8   3  0   51 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MIDNIGHT SUN 1211.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PINK BUNNY 1300.  The ten other most popular fighters were SELENA SPECTRE 
1192, PRONATE 1320, PIZZARRHEA 1348, FAN ZHEN 1288, CARIEC TOM 984, AZAGHAL 1223, 
NOTAXESTEXAS 1323, VIRGINIA WOOLF 1263, HUGH CAPET 690, and BUGS 1360.

The least popular fighter this week was PHILIP K. DICK 848.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BRICK MOUSE 987, ARCHON 1390, MADAM MARIE 1356, HANA 1370, BIG 
NOG 1411, GUTTER BALL 1361, PATROCLUS 1410, HAGGIS 1391, ROUNDUP 1388, and PIT FIEND 
1344.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PHILIP K. DICK (81-848) LITERATE LOONS (40)

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

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