DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/25/2008    Duedate: 11/07/2008

DWES EG ARENA

DM 82    TURN 237

This Week's Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PRISONER 0327
DUNGEON CELL 66 (6845)
(82-40997) [13-11-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              PRISONER A85
                               DUNGEON CELL A8 (9019)
                               (82-53459) [7-1-1,48]

Popularity Leader              This Week's Favorite

DUST BALL                      DUST BALL
STRANGE MISSIONS (1458)        STRANGE MISSIONS (1458)
(82-9852) [9-7-1,96]           (82-9852) [9-7-1,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CROSSED THIEVES (1431)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUNGEON CELL A7 (9020)        26 
2. DUNGEON CELL 97 (8343)        19    WHY TRAVEL? (6322)
3. MONSTER MASH-N (7153)         16    Unchartered Team
4. STRANGE MISSIONS (1458)       14 
5. MONSTER MASH-B (7163)         12    OF WOLF & MAN 6 (8876)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*072707L (8583)             2   0  1 100.   1/ 1 CROSSED THIEVES (1431)    7  6 1
 2/ 0*OF WOLF & MAN 6 (8876)     2   0  0 100.   2/ 2 DUNGEON CELL A7 (9020)    5  1 0
 3- 2*120507N (8820)             2   0  0 100.   3/ 3 DUNGEON CELL 4 (4847)     4  1 0
 4- 3*120507Q (8827)             2   0  0 100.   4- 5*040908D (9414)            3  0 0
 5- 4*072707Y (8596)             2   0  0 100.   5/29 DUNGEON CELL 66 (6845)    3  0 0
 6/ 6*DUNGEON CELL A8 (9019)     7   1  1 87.5   6/ 4 WHY TRAVEL? (6322)        3  0 0
 7- 5*072707BB (8599)            7   1  0 87.5   7- 6 NEVERWAKE (4015)          3  1 0
 8/ 7 WHY TRAVEL? (6322)        11   2  0 84.6   8/ 8 DISTANT BREEZE (7660)     3  2 0
 9- 9*040908D (9414)             9   3  0 75.0   9/ 9 STRANGE MISSIONS (1458)   3 12 0
10-10*ROOKIE ARMADA 28 (7923)    3   1  0 75.0  10-16*COOL NAMES 4 (8708)       2  0 0
11-11*ROOKIE ARMADA 4 (6206)     3   1  0 75.0  11-11*ROOKIE ARMADA 30 (7925)   2  0 0
12-12 101607C (8628)             8   3  0 72.7  12-12*ROOKIE ARMADA 4 (6206)    2  0 0
13/16 DUNGEON CELL 94 (8340)     8   3  0 72.7  13-13 ROOKIE ARMADA 6 II (6212) 2  0 0
14-14 011808O (9163)             7   3  1 70.0  14/17*DUNGEON CELL A8 (9019)    2  1 0
15-15 SUPE FORCES A702 (8872)    7   3  0 70.0  15/20 DUNGEON CELL 94 (8340)    2  1 0
16/18 DUNGEON CELL A7 (9020)    13   6  1 68.4  16/24 DUNGEON CELL 75 (6998)    2  1 0
17-17*ROOKIE ARMADA 30 (7925)    4   2  0 66.7  17/26 MONSTER MASH-N (7153)     2  1 0
18/ 0*OF WOLF & MAN 4 (8874)     2   1  1 66.7  18/ 7*MEDAL OF HONOR IV (6968)  2  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19 COOL NAMES 16 (8032)       9   5  0 64.3  19-30*072707L (8583)            1  0 1
20-20 KELLUMBOS KIDS 06A (7719) 14   8  2 63.6  20/ 0*OF WOLF & MAN 4 (8874)    1  0 0
21-21 011808Y (9341)             7   4  0 63.6  21-34*120507Q (8827)            1  0 0
22-23 GOD (5780)                24  15  0 61.5  22-35 SUPE FORCES A702 (8872)   1  0 0
23-25*011808M (9330)             3   2  0 60.0  23/ 0*OF WOLF & MAN 6 (8876)    1  0 0
24-26*BRIEFCASE 5 (7683)         3   2  0 60.0  24-32 101607C (8628)            1  0 0
25/ 0*DARK TOADS JAN26 (6809)    3   2  0 60.0  25-10 011808O (9163)            1  0 0
26/28 DUNGEON CELL 4 (4847)     20  14  1 58.8  26-47*SUPE FORCES 1801 (9246)   1  0 0
27-27 ROOKIE ARMADA 6 II (6212)  7   5  1 58.3  27-36*011808M (9330)            1  0 0
28/29 MONSTER MASH-N (7153)     19  14  0 57.6  28-33*120507N (8820)            1  0 0
29-31*COOL NAMES 4 (8708)        5   4  0 55.6  29-38*072707BB (8599)           1  0 0
30-30*040908N (9424)             5   4  0 55.6  30-39 COOL NAMES 16 (8032)      1  0 0
31-33 SUPERIOR FORCES 45 (5816)  6   5  1 54.5  31-40 NORTHERN LIGHTS (8292)    1  0 0
32-34 072707X (8595)             6   5  0 54.5  32-41*072707Y (8596)            1  0 0
33-35 SUPERIOR FORCES 72 (2509) 18  16  0 52.9  33-43 TONGUE N CHEEK (7724)     1  0 0
34/37 CROSSED THIEVES (1431)    28  28  2 50.0  34/ 0 MONSTER MASH-B (7163)     1  0 0
35/44 DUNGEON CELL 75 (6998)    19  19  0 50.0  35/ 0 MONSTER MASH-A (7164)     1  0 0
36/36 DUNGEON CELL 83 (7097)    10  10  0 50.0  36-50 TITANS RIP-OFF (7458)     1  0 0
37-38 SUPERIOR FORCES 45 (5815)  8   8  0 50.0  37-44 SUPERIOR FORCES 57 (6306) 1  0 0
38-40 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 44 (5572)  6   6  0 50.0  38-14*CANDY 2 (6588)            1  0 0
39/32 MEDAL OF HONOR 10 (6938)   5   5  0 50.0  39/ 0*DARK TOADS JAN26 (6809)   1  0 0
40-41*MEDAL OF HONOR A4 (8201)   3   3  0 50.0  40-54*SUPERIOR FORCES 15 (5580) 1  0 0
41/ 0*OF WOLF & MAN 5 (8875)     2   2  0 50.0  41-46*MR JONSON (3623)          1  0 0
42-43*MR JONSON (3623)           1   1  0 50.0  42-49*ROOKIE ARMADA 117 (9106)  1  1 0
43/ 0 MONSTER MASH-A (7164)     10  11  0 47.6  43-56 SUPE FORCES 1804 (9243)   1  1 0
44-48 SLAP SHOT (4036)          48  55  1 46.6  44-18 011808Y (9341)            1  1 0
45/52 DUNGEON CELL 66 (6845)    13  15  1 46.4  45-15*040908N (9424)            1  1 0
46/39 DUNGEON CELL 96 (8342)     6   7  0 46.2  46-22 072707X (8595)            1  1 0
47-49 TONGUE N CHEEK (7724)    112 131  9 46.1  47-25 DUNGEON CELL 76 (7084)    1  1 0
48/45*MEDAL OF HONOR IV (6968)  10  12  1 45.5  48-27 NEW TOADS AND (7520)      1  1 0
49-50 SUPE FORCES 1804 (9243)    5   6  0 45.5  49-28*BRIEFCASE 5 (7683)        1  1 0
50/47 STRANGE MISSIONS (1458)   32  39  1 45.1  50-52 ROOKIE ARMADA 7 (6213)    1  1 0
51-53 SUPE FORCES 7603 (7526)    8  10  0 44.4  51-61 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 44 (5572) 1  1 0
52-54*SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (8331)  4   5  0 44.4  52/58 DUNGEON CELL 97 (8343)    1  2 1
53-55*SUPERIOR FORCES 15 (5580)  4   5  0 44.4  53/19*MEDAL OF HONOR A8 (8204)  1  2 0
54/ 0 MONSTER MASH-E (7160)      7   9  0 43.7  54/21 DUNGEON CELL 96 (8342)    1  2 0
55/ 0 MONSTER MASH-B (7163)      6   8  1 42.9  55/23 MEDAL OF HONOR 10 (6938)  1  2 0
56-56*CANDY 2 (6588)             3   4  0 42.9  56/59 DUNGEON CELL 83 (7097)    0  3 0
57-58 NORTHERN LIGHTS (8292)    14  19  0 42.4  57/64 THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (6268) 0  3 0
58-60*040908U (9431)             2   3  1 40.0  58-65*011808R (9334)            0  2 0
59-61*011808B (9319)             2   3  0 40.0  59-57*MEDAL OF HONOR A4 (8201)  0  2 0
60-62 NEVERWAKE (4015)          27  42  2 39.1  60-63*SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (8331) 0  2 0
61/69 DUNGEON CELL 97 (8343)     5   8  1 38.5  61-62 SUPERIOR FORCES 45 (5815) 0  2 0
62-64 SUPERIOR FORCES 57 (6306)  5   8  0 38.5  62-70 SLAP SHOT (4036)          0  2 0
63-66*SUPE FORCES 1801 (9246)    3   5  0 37.5  63-71*DARK TOADS 03B (3047)     0  2 0
64/65 DISTANT BREEZE (7660)     51  86  3 37.2  64-75*SUPERIOR FORCES 67 (8871) 0  1 0
65-67 DUNGEON CELL 76 (7084)     8  14  0 36.4  65-48*040908U (9431)            0  1 0
66/ 0 MONSTER MASH-C (7162)      5   9  1 35.7  66/ 0*OF WOLF & MAN 5 (8875)    0  1 0
67-70*WATCHERS! II (6622)        4   8  0 33.3  67-73*120507F (8812)            0  1 0
68-72 SUPERIOR FORCES 46 (7053)  5  11  1 31.2  68-72*011808B (9319)            0  1 0
69/71 THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (6268) 19  42  3 31.1  69-76*ROOKIE ARMADA 28 (7923)   0  1 0
70-73 NEW TOADS AND (7520)      12  27  0 30.8  70-66 SUPERIOR FORCES 46 (7053) 0  1 0
71-74*ROOKIE ARMADA 117 (9106)   2   5  0 28.6  71/ 0 MONSTER MASH-E (7160)     0  1 0
72-75*SUPERIOR FORCES 67 (8871)  2   5  0 28.6  72/ 0 MONSTER MASH-C (7162)     0  1 0
73-77*011808R (9334)             2   6  2 25.0  73-79 SUPE FORCES 7603 (7526)   0  1 0
74/76*MEDAL OF HONOR A8 (8204)   2   6  0 25.0  74-60 KELLUMBOS KIDS 06A (7719) 0  1 0
75-78 TITANS RIP-OFF (7458)     30  97  1 23.6  75-67*SUPERIOR FORCES 57 (6305) 0  1 0
76-79 ROOKIE ARMADA 7 (6213)     4  14  0 22.2  76-68*WATCHERS! II (6622)       0  1 0
77-80*SUPERIOR FORCES 57 (6305)  2   7  0 22.2  77-53 SUPERIOR FORCES 45 (5816) 0  1 0
78-81*SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (5733)  1   6  0 14.3  78-69*SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (5733) 0  1 0
79-82*DARK TOADS 03B (3047)      1   9  0 10.0  79-55 GOD (5780)                0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
80-83*120507F (8812)             0   1  0  0.0  80-83 SUPERIOR FORCES 72 (2509) 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.

I am still surprised.  Defending the chair.  But now I am off to fight in the Dark,
ha ha.  Best of luck to you all on the sands--less it's vs. mine.

                             Banthius, mgr. Crossed Thieves

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
DWES EG brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  With any luck, I can sneak into The 
Welcome Wench and join DUNGEON CELL 66's celebration over their good record this 
turn.  5th place, not bad.  Look out below!  MEDAL OF HONOR IV is on the way down, 
falling to 18th from 7th with a 0-1-0!  Ha ha ha ha!  Oh, this is too good to be 
true!  MEDAL OF HONOR A8 has fallen to 53rd place after going 0-1-0 this turn.  Who's 
bragging now?  Why not, I'm having a good day, so I feel sorry for DUNGEON CELL 96, 
who went 0-1-0 and dropped 33 into 54th.  Here's my pity, for what it's worth.  Oh, 
this is too good to be true!  MEDAL OF HONOR 10 has fallen to 55th place after going 
0-1-0 this turn.  Who's bragging now?  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
PRISONER 0484 win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, NIGHTMARE beat 
PRISONER 0414 and PRISONER 0414 lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, DWES EG may be getting bland, as PRISONER 0327 stays 
top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, DWES EG?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  DWES EG, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
NEVERWAKE the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who 
led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
STRANGE MISSIONS.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  And what a stunning loss we have here, 
boys and girls, FRANK BURKE of MEDAL OF HONOR 10 has added the final loss to his 
5-4-0.  Tee hee!  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the DWES EG arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRISONER 0327 40997          13  11  1 105         DUNGEON CELL 66 (6845)    

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WRATH 35095                  24  15    117         GOD (5780)                
 JOB 38090                    11   2    105         WHY TRAVEL? (6322)        
-RON TITAN 44387              12  25     97         TITANS RIP-OFF (7458)     
 DUST BALL 9852                9   7  1  96         STRANGE MISSIONS (1458)   
-TAMEKA 33673                  6   6     94         KELLUMBO'S KIDS 44 (5572) 
-PRISONER R09 51085           13   3  1  91         DUNGEON CELL 4 (4847)     

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRENE OGRESTAFF 45565        11  21  1  89         DISTANT BREEZE (7660)     
-ABNER 46016                   7   4  1  86         KELLUMBOS KIDS 06A (7719) 
-BISCUIT 37204                17  17  1  84         SLAP SHOT (4036)          
-UNCLE FRED! 39800             4   4     82         WATCHERS! II (6622)       
-RENTAL PERMIT 51256           9   3     80         101607C (8628)            

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JINGER 52651                  7   3     80         SUPE FORCES A702 (8872)   
-HANNAH 35298                  8   8     75         SUPERIOR FORCES 450 (5815)
-GODSMACK 48417               11   2     74         TONGUE N CHEEK (7724)     
 NIGHTMARE 42776               9   6     74         MONSTER MASH-N (7153)     
-NULL REGINE 54215             7   3  1  74         011808O (9163)            
-DACIAN 44735                  6   7     73         SUPE FORCES 7603 (7526)   
-GEEZER DOPE 47780             9   5     72         COOL NAMES 16 (8032)      
-HAZE 49272                    9   8     70         NORTHERN LIGHTS (8292)    
-RIFF RAFF 37476               7   5  1  69         ROOKIE ARMADA 6 II (6212) 

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BESS 35303                    6   5  1  66         SUPERIOR FORCES 450 (5816)
-MANIC MOTTO 51656             5   4     63         COOL NAMES 4 (8708)       
-ROARING WASTAGE 55297         7   3     60         011808Y (9341)            
-BLACK-CAPPED 54787            5   6     60         SUPE FORCES 1804 (9243)   
-SOAPBOX GRIPER 55241          3   2     60         011808M (9330)            
 PRISONER 0414 42461           9   8     59         DUNGEON CELL 83 (7097)    
-PRISONER 0380 42370           8   9     59         DUNGEON CELL 76 (7084)    
-AMPHIBIAN 45138               8   9     59         NEW TOADS AND (7520)      
 PRISONER A75 53464            7   4  1  58         DUNGEON CELL A7 (9020)    
 BRAIN MOLE 42826              6   8  1  58         MONSTER MASH-B (7163)     
 PRISONER 0469 49656           8   3     57         DUNGEON CELL 94 (8340)    
-RISING POWER 37477            4  14     57         ROOKIE ARMADA 7 (6213)    

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUELMASTERS.COM 16536         8  12     56         SUPERIOR FORCES 720 (2509)
-MILLER 33716                  4   5     56         SUPERIOR FORCES 150 (5580)
 PRISONER 1371 50451           7   3     55         DUNGEON CELL 75 (6998)    
 ARCANE 42829                  5   5     54         MONSTER MASH-A (7164)     
 PRISONER 0484 49671           5   8  1  49         DUNGEON CELL 97 (8343)    
 PRISONER A85 53459            7   1  1  48         DUNGEON CELL A8 (9019)    
-ANVIL 37202                   6   9     47         NEVERWAKE (4015)          
 ETTERCAP 42808                7   9     46         MONSTER MASH-E (7160)     
 CARRION CRAWLER 42817         5   9  1  45         MONSTER MASH-C (7162)     
-LADDER LAGER 55642            5   2     45         040908D (9414)            
-THUNDER PAJAMAS 55689         5   4     44         040908N (9424)            
-ECHO 4 47180                  4   2     41         ROOKIE ARMADA 30 (7925)   
-7TH SAMURAI 54800             3   5     41         SUPE FORCES 1801 (9246)   
-LARG 22713                    1   1     40         MR JONSON (3623)          
 PRISONER 0478 49665           6   7     39         DUNGEON CELL 96 (8342)    
-YO-YO POST-IT 50986           2   0  1  39         072707L (8583)            
-LIL BO PEEPED 47265           2   1     39         CANDY 2 (6588)            
-BANALADAR 37977               5   7     38         SUPERIOR FORCES 570 (6306)
-HUNGRY HIPPO 49609            4   5     37         SUPERIOR FORCES 541 (8331)
-CHIRPAL 52649                 2   5     37         SUPERIOR FORCES 670 (8871)
-DESMOND DOSS 48772            3   3     36         MEDAL OF HONOR A4 (8201)  
-MELTDOWN 37442                3   1     35         ROOKIE ARMADA 4 (6206)    

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARLTON BARRETT 41738         5   2     33         MEDAL OF HONOR IV (6968)  
-ASPIRIN 45760                 3   2     32         BRIEFCASE 5 (7683)        
 EVERETT POPE 48783            2   6     32         MEDAL OF HONOR A8 (8204)  
 DOUBLE TROUBLE 40795          3   2     31         DARK TOADS JAN26 (6809)   
 PING PONG 9851                3   6     31         STRANGE MISSIONS (1458)   
-OOPS SWEATER 55184            2   3     31         011808B (9319)            
-ELEVEN POOPED 52408           2   0     31         120507Q (8827)            
-CHARLIE 3 47168               3   1     30         ROOKIE ARMADA 28 (7923)   
 RELOK 52669                   2   2     30         OF WOLF & MAN 5 (8875)    
-SLICKER FLINT 55262           1   2  1  30         011808R (9334)            
-MOTEL LINEN 55260             1   3  1  29         011808R (9334)            
 ROCOE 52676                   2   0     28         OF WOLF & MAN 6 (8876)    
-LEGATO CATTY 51052            2   0     28         072707Y (8596)            
-NUTRITION 34798               1   6     28         SUPERIOR FORCES 540 (5733)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GNOME CATCHER 55816           2   6     27         STRANGE MISSIONS (1458)   
-YBIRA 37969                   2   7     27         SUPERIOR FORCES 570 (6305)
-PREFAB EFFIGY 55724           2   3  1  26         040908U (9431)            
-SHOWGIRL HAMS 52371           2   0     26         120507N (8820)            
 NEANDERTHAL 37770             2  18  1  25         THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (6268) 

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIRTY ZEALOT 51069            3   0     23         072707BB (8599)           
-CASSINA 42187                 1   8     23         SUPERIOR FORCES 460 (7053)
 ORLOX 52667                   2   1  1  22         OF WOLF & MAN 4 (8874)    
-ALPHA-VICTOR-4 53896          2   5     21         ROOKIE ARMADA 117 (9106)  
 RUMRUNNER JOE 55846           3   1     20         CROSSED THIEVES (1431)    
 ORVILLE BLOCK 41737           3   5     18         MEDAL OF HONOR IV (6968)  
-B.A. FELTON 19648             1   5     16         DARK TOADS 03B (3047)     
-FRIED DUCKPINS 52331          0   1     15         120507F (8812)            
 TURTLE HERDER 55822           3   4     13         STRANGE MISSIONS (1458)   
 LAVENDER CRAYON 55823         2   5     11         STRANGE MISSIONS (1458)   
 JAN SUMMERTHIEF 55815         2   3      9         CROSSED THIEVES (1431)    

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MASSAGE PALACE 55731    1  1 0 040908V 9432         JOHN MEAGHER 41736    233  NONE
BENNIE 42285            5  6 0 4601 SUPERIOR F 7068 PRISONER 0312 39276   234   
REX THE TE 55845        2  2 1 CROSSED THIEVES 1431 VENEMOUS CONCUBI      237  NONE
ROGUE 9644              2  4 0 CROSSED THIEVES 1431 YO-YO POST-IT 50986   236   
INKARNITE 55799         1  1 0 DISTANT BREEZE 7660  REX THE TE 55845      234   
FRANK BURKE 41558       5  5 0 MEDAL OF HONOR  6938 PRISONER 0484 49671   237   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The duelmaster's column included in this newsletter should have appeared last turn.
My oversight.  Sorry. -- Temp Ed.

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

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

8 July 2008
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                                      ALLIANCES
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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

JOB unbelievably bested DUST BALL in a 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
PRISONER 0327 unbelievably bested TRENE OGRESTAFF in a 3 minute veteran's Title match.
PRISONER 0414 was devastated by NIGHTMARE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
PRISONER 1371 overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
EVERETT POPE was devastated by PRISONER R02 in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PRISONER 0469 devastated RELOK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched match.
PRISONER A74 handily defeated CARRION CRAWLER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
PRISONER A75 vanquished ETTERCAP in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PRISONER A85 vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ARCANE overpowered PING PONG in a 1 minute uneven match.
BRAIN MOLE overpowered PRISONER 0478 in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FRANK BURKE was killed by PRISONER 0484 in a 1 minute competition.
NEANDERTHAL was viciously subdued by GNOME CATCHER in a exciting 1 minute contest.
ORVILLE BLOCK was devastated by DOUBLE TROUBLE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ORLOX handily defeated LAVENDER CRAYON in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
TURTLE HERDER was vanquished by ROCOE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
JAN SUMMERTHIEF was viciously subdued by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute brawl.
REX THE TE was killed by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute novice vs. veteran bout.
RUMRUNNER JOE devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         STRIKING ATTACK  141 -  99 -  9      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         TOTAL PARRY       75 -  77 -  1      49  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  30 -  2      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        68 -  83 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    69 - 104 -  4      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  30 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  36 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  24 -  0      11  |

Turn 237 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PRISONER 0327 -24539       13  11  1  105 DUNGEON CELL 66 (6845)
LUNGING ATTACK   DUST BALL 9852              9   7  1   96 STRANGE MISSIONS (1458)
SLASHING ATTACK  NIGHTMARE -22760            9   6  0   74 MONSTER MASH-N (7153)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRISONER 0414 -23075        9   8  0   59 DUNGEON CELL 83 (7097)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DUST BALL 9852.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DUST BALL 9852.  The ten other most popular fighters were TRENE OGRESTAFF -19971, 
GNOME CATCHER -9720, JAN SUMMERTHIEF -9721, PRISONER 0469 -15880, ORLOX -12869, JOB 
-27446, PRISONER 0327 -24539, PRISONER R02 -14458, PRISONER A74 -12071, and PRISONER 
A85 -12077.

The least popular fighter this week was TURTLE HERDER -9714.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ORVILLE BLOCK -23799, PRISONER 0478 -15871, PING PONG 9851, 
ETTERCAP -22728, CARRION CRAWLER -22719, EVERETT POPE -16753, PRISONER 0414 -23075, 
RUMRUNNER JOE -9690, LAVENDER CRAYON -9713, and NEANDERTHAL -27766.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PRISONER 0327 (82--24539) DUNGEON CELL 66