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Date   : 09/17/2008    Duedate: 09/30/2008

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DM-101    TURN-489

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 MENAGERIE 26/1137      45   20  0 69.2      BLOODY RANDOMNESS 96/1405             
    CAER SIDHE 41/1218                        3 COLLUSION 97/1426     322  307  3 51.2
    THE ILLUMINATI 25/1179                      BATHTUB ARMADA 7/1196                 
  2 WHY SELL THI 97/1391  600  473  4 55.9    4 JUST BECAUSE 38/1228  456  611  9 42.7
    WHY SELL THIS? 96/1390                    5 CHILDREN OF  35/1415  617 1026  7 37.6
    DEAD PRESIDENTS, YO 99/1412               6-KLK RANGE HA 42/1408   12   28  0 30.0

    '##/###' Avoid teams by their Team Id     '-'  Team did not fight this turn

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Yet again, nine fights.  Let's hope the Commission doesn't decide to close us
down!  At least we only had one standby on the sands today.  Three challenges, none
of them tv, but what the heck.  At least there were challenges.
     Menagerie avoided Bloody Randomness, as so many try to do and so few succeed.
Blood Pie got the most challenges.  There's no accounting for taste.  Other than
that, well, there were fights.  What did you expect?  Carlos the Bookie got into a
fight with the beer-and-wine vendors, claiming they had over charged him, and--  Oh,
not the fights you want to hear about, eh?  Okay, I can do other fights.  How about
these?

     OWAIN HARLSON (35-3130) (28-46-1,79) of CHILDREN OF LLYR fought B&G BOUNCER
(101-3) (0-0-0,30) of Local Idlers.  OWAIN HARLSON was overpowered by B&G BOUNCER in
a 1 minute uneven duel.  The standbys are 1 and 0 today, and will be buying drinks
for, ah, not so many people.  Active gladiators only.  But not for Owain, whom they
have described as "no gladiator at all."
     SNOTMAN (97-2611) (14-9-5,65) of COLLUSION fought HUW AP HUW (35-3030) (20-61-
0,41) of CHILDREN OF LLYR.  SNOTMAN vanquished HUW AP HUW in an action packed 1
minute uneven duel.  Some people just can't stand the slime.
     JAMES MADISON (99-1268) (20-14-3,91) of DEAD PRESIDENTS, YO fought SANDMAN (97-
2610) (17-6-4,92) of COLLUSION.  JAMES MADISON handily defeated SANDMAN in a 1 minute
uneven fight.  Good.  I like to see a dead man come out on top.
     CADAL (35-1370) (48-96-4,121) of CHILDREN OF LLYR fought BLOODY BRAINLESS (96-
2206) (22-22-4,142) of BLOODY RANDOMNESS.  CADAL devastated BLOODY BRAINLESS in a 1
minute mismatched match.  Amazing, I didn't think Cadal had it in him.  Probably a
fluke.  The phase of the moon or something, eh?
     HEAD CHEESE (96-1920) (37-18-3,208) of WHY SELL THIS? fought TAVIS CADFALSON
(35-1419) (38-96-3,203) of CHILDREN OF LLYR.  HEAD CHEESE devastated TAVIS CADFALSON
in a popular 2 minute uneven brawl.  Yes, well, it isn't like this was a surprise to
anyone.

The challenge matches, such as they are, and we're glad to see them, I promise you:
     GWYN AP NUDD (41-1210) (25-6-0,114) of CAER SIDHE challenged GAR & BRILL (38-
4252) (67-99-0,150) of JUST BECAUSE.  Up 36.  GWYN AP NUDD overpowered GAR & BRILL in
a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.  And why did Gwyn win?  Oh... just because.
     SILHOUETTE (26-2006) (28-9-0,156) of MENAGERIE challenged MATH OP OWAIN (35-
1418) (46-88-1,169) of CHILDREN OF LLYR.  Up 13.  SILHOUETTE demolished MATH OP OWAIN
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.  They say a man is never too old to notice,
so give Math a couple of extra whacks to make sure he doesn't come out with
inappropriate comments, Sil.
     SOUL SCOURGE (25-1223) (27-9-2,185) of THE ILLUMINATI challenged BLOOD PIE (96-
1918) (29-26-5,204) of WHY SELL THIS?  Up 19.  SOUL SCOURGE slimly won victory over
BLOOD PIE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.  Good job.  Scourge that pie right and left.
Make it sweat, make it bleed!

For the title:
      SCRAPPLE (97-1961) (33-22-3,224) of WHY SELL THIS? fought TENACIOUS (7-5337)
(73-35-1,242) of BATHTUB ARMADA.  SCRAPPLE viciously subdued TENACIOUS in a popular 8
minute brutal Title fight.  A random match, but a well-balanced one, and long enough
for people to notice that something was going on down on the sands.  Good work,
Scrapple.  Congratulations.

                                        Olaf

CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SCRAPPLE 97-1961            34  22  3  251  WHY SELL THIS? (1391)      SHADOW GROVE

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HEAD CHEESE 96-1920         38  18  3  219  WHY SELL THIS? (1390)      OLD VALAMANTIS

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SOUL SCOURGE 25-1223        28   9  2  203  THE ILLUMINATI (1179)      LYRATILAN
 TENACIOUS 7-5337            73  36  1  199  BATHTUB ARMADA (1196)      BONSUR
 TAVIS CADFALSON 35-1419     38  97  3  198  CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)    MURSKA
 BLOOD PIE 96-1918           29  27  5  195  WHY SELL THIS? (1390)      OLD VALAMANTIS

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SILHOUETTE 26-2006          29   9  0  173  MENAGERIE (1137)           CALEAM
 MATH OP OWAIN 35-1418       46  89  1  157  CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)    MURSKA

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GWYN AP NUDD 41-1210        26   6  0  143  CAER SIDHE (1218)          KATI-TEI
 CADAL 35-1370               49  96  4  142  CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)    MURSKA
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252         67 100  0  127  JUST BECAUSE (1228)        CLIFFHOME
 BLOODY BRAINLESS 96-2206    22  23  4  121  BLOODY RANDOMNESS (1405)   OLD VALAMANTIS
 JAMES MADISON 99-1268       21  14  3  108  DEAD PRESIDENTS, YO (1412) SOUTH RIDGE

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SANDMAN 97-2610             17   7  4   83  COLLUSION (1426)           SHADOW GROVE
-MOUSETRAP 54-2521           20  11  1   72  USELESS TOOLS (735)        TROCAR
-JOHN WAYNE HAMMER 42-4213   24  37  2   70  KLK RANGE HAMMERZ (1408)   RODEKI
 SNOTMAN 97-2611             15   9  5   70  COLLUSION (1426)           SHADOW GROVE
-UGLY GENTLEMAN 35-3582      20   9  0   69  PHILANTHROPISTS (1374)     MURSKA
-ALEGRIA 26-4291             19   3  1   61  MENAGERIE (1137)           CALEAM
 OWAIN HARLSON 35-3130       28  47  1   44  CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)    MURSKA
 HUW AP HUW 35-3030          20  62  0   39  CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)    MURSKA

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Cadal -- Don't remind me.  Ichabod went all drill sergeant on me after that fight.
Apparently, losing to someone with your record was unacceptable no matter the huge
experience difference or the fact that you hit like a giant. -- Gwyn

     Get him to tell you why his record is that bad, eh?  Maybe it'll help.

This is ridiculous.  Fortunately, Jorja doesn't seem to be paying attention right
now, so.... -- Children of Llyr

Soul Scourge -- Good fight. -- Math op Owain

Head Cheese -- Good fight. -- Tavis Cadfalson

Bloody Brainless -- Good fight. -- Cadal

Hermy -- Good fight. -- Owain Harlson

Hermy -- Good fight. -- Huw ap Huw

     A little repetitious here, weren't you?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SOUL SCOURGE slimly won victory over BLOOD PIE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
SILHOUETTE demolished MATH OP OWAIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
GWYN AP NUDD overpowered GAR & BRILL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SCRAPPLE viciously subdued TENACIOUS in a popular 8 minute brutal Title fight.
HEAD CHEESE devastated TAVIS CADFALSON in a popular 2 minute uneven brawl.
CADAL devastated BLOODY BRAINLESS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JAMES MADISON handily defeated SANDMAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SNOTMAN vanquished HUW AP HUW in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
OWAIN HARLSON was overpowered by B&G BOUNCER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         TOTAL PARRY       23 -   6 -  0      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  23 -  1      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  25 -  1      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 489 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SCRAPPLE 97-1961           34  22  3  251 WHY SELL THIS? (1391)
TOTAL PARRY      HEAD CHEESE 96-1920        38  18  3  219 WHY SELL THIS? (1390)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOUL SCOURGE 25-1223       28   9  2  203 THE ILLUMINATI (1179)
PARRY-STRIKE     MATH OP OWAIN 35-1418      46  89  1  157 CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GWYN AP NUDD 41-1210       26   6  0  143 CAER SIDHE (1218)
BASHING ATTACK   CADAL 35-1370              49  96  4  142 CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)
STRIKING ATTACK  GAR & BRILL 38-4252        67 100  0  127 JUST BECAUSE (1228)
SLASHING ATTACK  SNOTMAN 97-2611            15   9  5   70 COLLUSION (1426)

The overall popularity leader is GAR & BRILL 38-4252.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SCRAPPLE 97-1961.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOUL SCOURGE 
25-1223, TAVIS CADFALSON 35-1419, BLOOD PIE 96-1918, TENACIOUS 7-5337, GWYN AP NUDD 
41-1210, HEAD CHEESE 96-1920, SNOTMAN 97-2611, SILHOUETTE 26-2006, JAMES MADISON 
99-1268, and MATH OP OWAIN 35-1418.

The least popular fighter this week was OWAIN HARLSON 35-3130.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SANDMAN 97-2610, BLOODY BRAINLESS 96-2206, GAR & BRILL 38-4252, 
HUW AP HUW 35-3030, CADAL 35-1370, MATH OP OWAIN 35-1418, JAMES MADISON 99-1268, 
SILHOUETTE 26-2006, SNOTMAN 97-2611, and HEAD CHEESE 96-1920.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  MURSKA(35)           1  4 0  OLD VALAMANTIS(96)   1  2 0  
LYRATILAN(25)        1  0 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        0  1 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     2  1 0  
CALEAM(26)           1  0 0  KATI-TEI(41)         1  0 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TENACIOUS 7-5337            73  36  1  199  BATHTUB ARMADA (1196)      BONSUR
 SOUL SCOURGE 25-1223        28   9  2  203  THE ILLUMINATI (1179)      LYRATILAN
 SILHOUETTE 26-2006          29   9  0  173  MENAGERIE (1137)           CALEAM
 TAVIS CADFALSON 35-1419     38  97  3  198  CHILDREN OF LLYR (1415)    MURSKA
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252         67 100  0  127  JUST BECAUSE (1228)        CLIFFHOME
 GWYN AP NUDD 41-1210        26   6  0  143  CAER SIDHE (1218)          KATI-TEI
 HEAD CHEESE 96-1920         38  18  3  219  WHY SELL THIS? (1390)      OLD VALAMANTIS
 SCRAPPLE 97-1961            34  22  3  251  WHY SELL THIS? (1391)      SHADOW GROVE
 JAMES MADISON 99-1268       21  14  3  108  DEAD PRESIDENTS, YO (1412) SOUTH RIDGE