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Date   : 03/05/2012    Duedate: 03/17/2012

ANDORAK ARENA

DM 105    TURN 578

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 SUPERIOR FO 25/1058  893  558   4 61.5      ZOMBIE SQUAD III 22/703
    SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 71/1062                3 WHY KNOT 63/1066     453  760  13 37.3
    SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 4/1028                  BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS 60/1065
  2 ZOMBIE SQUA 26/1069  576  451   6 56.1    4 GOLDEN CANYO 26/741  754 1340  11 36.0
    SERPENTS HOLD 22/1070

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

                     ANNOUNCING TURF WAR VIII; DM47; JULY 2012

     Don't miss the premier event in all Alastari!  Gather an alliance.  (2 to 4
managers).  Select a captain.  Send in your entry fee(certs).  Prepare your warriors.
The competition, the acclaim, and the prizes await.
     The Turf War is expected to bring ten or more teams to battle.  The competition
is fierce.  Only one Alliance can win TW8.  Will it be yours?

                                 *TURF WAR 8 RULES*

                          Starting July 30 2012 (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 arena multiple teams
or aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
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 3 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
Challenge (up or within same class) +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenger"         -2     -2     -5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenged"         +2      0     +5       -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***                                        -3
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,
    ** Champions double applies to his score only -- not to opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament or graduation.  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 team tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points or a TC scores 15 points.  Death in a tournament results in a -3 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:
Full Team:                                        +1
      1. A team which fights 4+ warriors (Includes DAing) gets a point
Full Alliance                                     +1
2. An alliance were ALL teams get a Full Team point earns a point
Full Team/Alliance scores 
      3. Will double for the last half (6 rounds) of TW8.
Style Master:                                     +2
      1. No matter how many stylemasters, an individual team can score only +2 per
         round 
Duelmaster:                                       +2
      1. Duelmaster points shall be earned separate of stylemaster points.

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.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
         same turn. (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.
        3.  To score as a bloodfeud, then feud/death must have occurred totally
within the TW8.  (E.g. Feuds created prior to TW8 will not be deemed or scored as a
bloodfeud, but rather as a challenge or downchallenge.

Downchallenges:
        1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior in a lower
class.  (Lower class is defined as lower than the identical class.  (E.g. A
challenger champion class challenging a champion class is a down challenge.)
        2.  In TW8 a standard challenge is up (in recognition points), parallel or
within the identical class but lower recognition.
        3.  No challenge by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.  (This
rule supersedes all other downchallenge rules.)

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 7 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 15 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win such
status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points additional or a TC scores 15 points additional.  Death in a tournament results
in an additional -3 score.
        5.  Points for entrants, TVs, 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 300, points will be credited on North Fork
turn 301 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 four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance
for the Turf War VII.  The minimum is two (2).
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first FE turn (e.g. no arena or
tournament fights) only, of every warrior, without penalty.
        5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the
arena is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by
the gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked
to desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  However, for TW8, a prize
(RU cert) 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
this 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, and two additional for the captain of the alliance).
        3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 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 (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors 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)
        6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     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 late July 2012 following the Summer FTF.
                             **TW8 Revision 02-20-12**

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 692): A DOG'S LIFE of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 692): FAITH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 676): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 679): OLYMPIC of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 676): VINA YANCY of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 673): SEETHER of WENSINWASIN 5.5.2 (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 674): JACK KNIFE of ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 637): LORIS DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 634): TORE NAYDO of THE STORM FRONT (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 625): MARCI FOOTE of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 293): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 519): LILLY SCOOTER of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 577): DOMINION of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 692): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 692): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 677): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 679): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 676): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 673): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 674): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 637): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 634): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 625): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 293): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 519): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 577): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 676): BALISONG of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 673): BUKKA WHITE of DELTA BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 292): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 519): MISS PASSIN' of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Well, what are you looking at, ANDORAK?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see STING win a fight and gain 34 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, GOLDERIE beat 
COYOTE and COYOTE lost 26 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, ANDORAK may be getting bland, as DOMINION stays top dog in the city.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the ANDORAK arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

THE KING'S SENTINEL            W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DOMINION 22-5043             60  42     335  ZOMBIE SQUAD III (703)     SOLVEN

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BIKINI LINE 25-4545          51  57     209  SUPERIOR FORCES (1058)     LYRATILAN
 AIKEN 71-3933                45  30  1  209  SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (1062)  KYR'TERR
 KETTELMAN 26-4749            47  60  1  206  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 MICHAEL COOPER 4-5943        70  54  1  196  SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (1028) JHELUM
 GORDIAN 63-2104              61  54     194  WHY KNOT (1066)            AMEN-TEI
 SARINA 26-4220               63  90  2  190  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 GOLDERIE 26-4657             60  88  1  189  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LORIS KEY 26-4706            49  94  2  175  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 GAMBIT 26-4826               21  12     175  ZOMBIE SQUAD (1069)        CALEAM
 COYOTE 60-7626               73  87  2  168  BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (1065) ARADI

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CLEMMIE 26-4630              47 112  1  140  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STING 22-6863                15   9  1   78  SERPENTS HOLD (1070)       SOLVEN

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BALISONG 22-6847             19   8      52  SERPENTS HOLD (1070)       SOLVEN

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

This personal contains no information.  You need not read it.  It exists only to
convince hal that the critical parts of the newsletter are present and ready to
print.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DOMINION devastated MICHAEL COOPER in a action packed 3 minute mismatched Title fight.
KETTELMAN handily defeated RHYNIAN ALANDA in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
COYOTE was devastated by GOLDERIE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
GORDIAN was narrowly defeated by BIKINI LINE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute match.
AIKEN devastated LORIS KEY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
GAMBIT was beaten by SARINA in a 2 minute brawl.
CLEMMIE was handily defeated by TYLARRA in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
BALISONG was vanquished by OHRLAM in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
STING vanquished YOGONITH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  12 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  21 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 578 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     DOMINION 22-5043           60  42  0  335 ZOMBIE SQUAD III (703)
AIMED BLOW       BIKINI LINE 25-4545        51  57  0  209 SUPERIOR FORCES (1058)
STRIKING ATTACK  KETTELMAN 26-4749          47  60  1  206 GOLDEN CANYON (741)
PARRY-LUNGE      MICHAEL COOPER 4-5943      70  54  1  196 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (1028)
LUNGING ATTACK   GORDIAN 63-2104            61  54  0  194 WHY KNOT (1066)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SARINA 26-4220             63  90  2  190 GOLDEN CANYON (741)
BASHING ATTACK   CLEMMIE 26-4630            47 112  1  140 GOLDEN CANYON (741)

The overall popularity leader is COYOTE 60-7626.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DOMINION 22-5043.  The ten other most popular fighters were GORDIAN 63-2104, 
BIKINI LINE 25-4545, KETTELMAN 26-4749, GAMBIT 26-4826, SARINA 26-4220, MICHAEL 
COOPER 4-5943, AIKEN 71-3933, STING 22-6863, GOLDERIE 26-4657, and LORIS KEY 26-4706.

The least popular fighter this week was COYOTE 60-7626.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BALISONG 22-6847, CLEMMIE 26-4630, LORIS KEY 26-4706, GOLDERIE 26-4657, 
STING 22-6863, AIKEN 71-3933, MICHAEL COOPER 4-5943, SARINA 26-4220, GAMBIT 26-4826, 
and KETTELMAN 26-4749.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
JHELUM(4)            0  1 0  CALEAM(26)           3  3 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         0  1 0  
SOLVEN(22)           2  1 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  0 0  
LYRATILAN(25)        1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MICHAEL COOPER 4-5943       70  54  1  196  SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (1028) JHELUM
 DOMINION 22-5043            60  42  0  335  ZOMBIE SQUAD III (703)     SOLVEN
 BIKINI LINE 25-4545         51  57  0  209  SUPERIOR FORCES (1058)     LYRATILAN
 KETTELMAN 26-4749           47  60  1  206  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 COYOTE 60-7626              73  87  2  168  BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (1065) ARADI
 GORDIAN 63-2104             61  54  0  194  WHY KNOT (1066)            AMEN-TEI
 AIKEN 71-3933               45  30  1  209  SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (1062)  KYR'TERR