DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/18/2015    Duedate: 08/31/2015

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-791

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CREAMED MALCORN
SHEWISH PICNIC (580)
(7-6394) [22-17-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CREAMED MALCORN                HENRY THE GREEN
SHEWISH PICNIC (580)           NEON KNIGHTS (604)
(7-6394) [22-17-0,97]          (7-6569) [2-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOREIGN SHORE                  FOREIGN SHORE
JOHN BROWN (594)               JOHN BROWN (594)
(7-6456) [8-12-0,78]           (7-6456) [8-12-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHEWISH PICNIC (580)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH PICNIC (580)        40
2. DRANK TOO MUCH (606)        31      SHEWISH PICNIC (580)
3. NEON KNIGHTS (604)          25      Unchartered Team
4. JOHN BROWN (594)            19
5. CHURCH LADIES (548)          0      NEON KNIGHTS (604)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SHEWISH PICNIC (580)     117  98 12 54.4   1/ 1 SHEWISH PICNIC (580)      9  5 1
 2- 3 CHURCH LADIES (548)      219 192 19 53.3   2/ 3 JOHN BROWN (594)          3  5 0
 3/ 4 JOHN BROWN (594)          34  54  3 38.6   3/ 6*NEON KNIGHTS (604)        2  6 0
 4- 5*CAVALIERS (588)            3   9  0 25.0   4- 5*CAVALIERS (588)           1  0 0
 5/ 6*NEON KNIGHTS (604)         2   6  0 25.0   5- 4 CHURCH LADIES (548)       1  2 0
 6/ 0*DRANK TOO MUCH (606)       1   3  0 25.0   6/ 0*DRANK TOO MUCH (606)      1  3 0
 7- 7 KILLMORER (411)            5  39  1 11.4   7- 8 KILLMORER (411)           0  1 0
 8- 8*PONY CARS (598)            0   2  0  0.0   8- 7*PONY CARS (598)           0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, BONSUR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  NEON KNIGHTS turned their 1-2-0 turn 
into a 3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see ELF COBBLER win a 
fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ELF COBBLER beat METAL BRACE and METAL 
BRACE lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
BONSUR may be getting bland, as CREAMED MALCORN stays top dog in the city.  The 
Swinging Aardvark, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get 
this stuff?  From BONSUR's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for BONSUR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the BONSUR 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!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CREAMED MALCORN 6394         22  17  0    97       SHEWISH PICNIC (580)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOREIGN SHORE 6456            8  12  0    78       JOHN BROWN (594)
-FINGER SANDWICH 6437         10   0  0    75       SHEWISH PICNIC (580)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELF COBBLER 6525              3   0  1    54       SHEWISH PICNIC (580)
 METAL BRACE 6453             11   8  0    41       JOHN BROWN (594)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HENRY THE GREEN 6569          2   0  0    30       NEON KNIGHTS (604)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PENELOPE 6450                 3   2  0    23       CHURCH LADIES (548)
-RAQUEL 6592                   0   1  0    17       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 SCONE GOLEM 6563              1   2  0    15       SHEWISH PICNIC (580)
 LIVER ABUSE 6586              1   0  0    13       DRANK TOO MUCH (606)
-ROLFE 6355                    0   3  0    13       CAVALIERS (588)
-STORMBRINGHER 4180            1   8  1    12       KILLMORER (411)
-MARBEAU 6428                  1   0  0    10       CAVALIERS (588)
-ASHWOOD 4177                  1   6  0     9       KILLMORER (411)
-TREELANCE 4178                0   9  0     9       KILLMORER (411)
 GNAW OFFMY ARM 6588           0   1  0     5       DRANK TOO MUCH (606)
-DRAGNIGHT 6551                0   3  0     3       KILLMORER (411)
-EVILLU 6573                   0   1  0     1       KILLMORER (411)
-JAURLIN 6594                  0   1  0     1       PONY CARS (598)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NURSE I'M WORSE 6589    0  1 0 DRANK TOO MUCH 606   WURM KIN              791  NONE
WHO ARE YOU? 6587       0  1 0 DRANK TOO MUCH 606   HIGH ELF              791  NONE
DA1 6598                0  1 0 JOHN BROWN 594       HIGH ELF              791  NONE
DA2 6600                0  1 0 JOHN BROWN 594       WURM KIN              791  NONE
NA 6603                 0  1 0 NEON KNIGHTS 604     STONE GOLEM           791  NONE
NI 6601                 0  1 0 NEON KNIGHTS 604     HIGH ELF              791  NONE
SNACK 6605              0  1 0 SHEWISH PICNIC 580   ARENAMASTER ILHU      791  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NURSE I'M WORSE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NA was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SNACK was murdered by ARENAMASTER ILHUME' in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
NI was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
DA2 was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
WHO ARE YOU? was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
DA1 was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
CREAMED MALCORN slimly won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute Title fight.
FOREIGN SHORE viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 3 minute duel.
METAL BRACE was vanquished by ELF COBBLER in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
HENRY THE GREEN overpowered SCONE GOLEM in a popular 1 minute gory uneven match.
LIVER ABUSE demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute mismatched match.
GNAW OFFMY ARM was handily defeated by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  2      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        25 -  16 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  16 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 791 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CREAMED MALCORN 6394       22  17  0   97 SHEWISH PICNIC (580)
PARRY-LUNGE      ELF COBBLER 6525            3   0  1   54 SHEWISH PICNIC (580)
WALL OF STEEL    METAL BRACE 6453           11   8  0   41 JOHN BROWN (594)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FOREIGN SHORE 6456.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FOREIGN SHORE 6456.  The ten other most popular fighters were NA 6603, ELF 
COBBLER 6525, HENRY THE GREEN 6569, CREAMED MALCORN 6394, NI 6601, DA2 6600, SCONE 
GOLEM 6563, GNAW OFFMY ARM 6588, NURSE I'M WORSE 6589, and SNACK 6605.

The least popular fighter this week was LIVER ABUSE 6586.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were METAL BRACE 6453, DA1 6598, WHO ARE YOU? 6587, SNACK 6605, 
NURSE I'M WORSE 6589, GNAW OFFMY ARM 6588, SCONE GOLEM 6563, DA2 6600, NI 6601, and 
CREAMED MALCORN 6394.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BETTERTHANEVER 5932 (84-29-1)          4  3  0         WASTELAND II         
MOTHER BEAR 3172 (238-139-3)           4  3  0         THE BEARS            
ZERO 3156 (202-134-8)                  3  3  0         WASTELAND II         
SIKAMIKANICO 2681 (122-97-9)           2  3  0         DANGEROUS PUPPETS    
CARTMAN 4034 (132-107-7)               1  4  0         WASTELAND II         
ROCKWELL 5003 (76-72-0)                1  4  0         UNDEAD ARTISTS       

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JUNINHO 4001 (49-21-1)                 6  3  0         IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS 
MACA-RAUNCHY SALAD 2358 (148-97-7)     5  3  0         SATAN'S DELI         
BELIAL 3838 (210-115-3)                0  5  0         WICKED MARTYRS       
ISABEL 3540 (107-114-0)                0  5  0         WASTELAND II         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MARY ANN 6183 (35-20-0)                2  3  0         CHURCH LADIES        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CYCLOPS 4625 (71-56-3)                 4  3  0         BIG BAD              
SENTRI 2452 (18-19-1)                  0  3  0         DANGEROUS PUPPETS    
SHADOWFAX 2438 (39-30-1)               0  3  0         DANGEROUS PUPPETS    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAN-MOUNTAIN 3853 (23-18-1)            1  3  0         WASTELAND II         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OBRANUR 6463 (8-0-0)                   3  3  0         WRATHMEN 2           
YORKE 6040 (10-4-1)                    0  2  0  DEAD   IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS 

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FINGER SANDWICH 6437 (8-0-0)          12  3  0         SHEWISH PICNIC       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KHEMLIR 6493 (0-0-0)                   6  3  1         WRATHMEN 2           
DISMAL DANNY 6540 (5-0-0)              2  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       
MAYON 6531 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0         CINDERBONE CLAN      
EAGER ED 6538 (5-0-0)                  0  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
UPTOWN TRAIN 6520 (1-0-0)              4  3  0         NYC TRANSIT          
ELF COBBLER 6525 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         SHEWISH PICNIC       
RUIZ 6534 (0-0-0)                      1  3  0  DEAD   CINDERBONE CLAN      
MANIC MARK 6562 (3-1-0)                0  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCONE GOLEM 6563 (0-0-0)               7  3  0         SHEWISH PICNIC       
HENRY THE GREEN 6569 (0-0-0)           7  4  0         NEON KNIGHTS         
JOSIE 6591 (0-0-0)                     5  3  0         CHURCH LADIES        
BEER GOGGLES 6590 (0-0-0)              4  3  0         DRANK TOO MUCH       
LIVER ABUSE 6586 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         DRANK TOO MUCH       
RAQUEL 6592 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         CHURCH LADIES        
GNAW OFFMY ARM 6588 (0-0-0)            0  3  0         DRANK TOO MUCH       

   The Turf Wars are coming. The Turf Wars are coming. Come one; come all. Gather

your alliance or collection of 2-4 teams and join in the competition. Hurry up! While 
Feb 2016 seems so far away, it is only six or so turns away, and it does take a while 
to make sure you have a team in DM47, communicate to find a group, send in certs, 
announce in writing in DM47, etc. etc. Teams of all levels and managers of all types, 
including newbies, find themselves competing quite well in this type of competition. 
Let's make the tenth anniversary (TWX) the biggest and best ever.
     This 10th competition will be hosted and moderated by the triumvirate of Assur, 
Master Darque and Oz The All-Wonderful.    
     Anyone may participate: known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances 
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  

To participate, each alliance must:
    a.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
    b.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
    c.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
    a.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to 
        participate under the banner of their alliance. The confirmation/verification 
        must occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participant's 
        declaration. (Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent lack 
        of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation in the Turf War.)
    b.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
    c.  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:
    a.  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.)
    b.  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 or Chatzy will not be accepted.
        1.  No scores will be tabulated until two RSI Gift Certificates are received, 
            and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the 
            North Fork newsletter. NO EXCEPTIONS.
        2.  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 same or 
            subsequent newsletter by the alliance Captain they will represent.
        3.  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).
        4.  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.
        5.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of the Turf 
            War.

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:

Team Points:
    a.  Fights made: (includes DA fights) 
            1 = 0 points,  2 = 0 points,  3 = 1 point,  4 = 3 points,  5 = 5 points
    b.  Wins earned: 
            1 = 1 point,  2 = 3 points,  3 = 6 points,  4 = 10 points,  5 = 15 points
    c.  Champion win = 3 additional points 
    d.  Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)
    e.  Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points
            (If ties, no points awarded)

Alliance Points (Rounds 1 through 5):
    a.  Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
            All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 warriors = 3 points
            All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
            All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9
    b.  Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points
            (If tied, no points awarded.)

Alliance Points (Rounds 6 through 10 as alliance point scoring doubles):
    c.  Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
            All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 warriors = 6 points
            All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 12 points
            All (each) team fights all five warriors = 18
    d.  Alliance with most wins per that round = 10 points
    e.  (If tied, no points awarded.)
   
Champions:
    a.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory. It is to the 
        team's/alliance's advantage that you do so.
    b.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
    c.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior or the Dark Arena, 
        may be replaced.
    d.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork (DM47 
        arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 
    e.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that same 
        turn. (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring.)
    f.  Challenges to or by Champions against members of the same alliance shall be 
        scored as a loss for each warrior.

     No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death or 
death in a tournament or graduation. A maximum of five warriors may be on a team at 
any time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) 

     It is not in the spirit of competition to challenge fellow members of the same 
alliance. Hence, challenges as such will be scored as losses for both warriors.

Downchallenges:
    a.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior with lesser 
        recognition points. 
    b.  No challenge or bloodfeud by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge. 
    c.  No challenge of the Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
    d.  Bloodfeuds against warriors with lesser recognition are deemed downchallenges.

Tournament Considerations:
    a.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of 
        recognition for North Fork.
    b.  It is an opportunity to gain skills and preferred challenging within the Turf 
        War.

Special Considerations:
    a.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
    b.  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.
    c.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance for 
        the Turf War VII. The minimum is two (2).
    d.  The Dark Arena may be used at any time without penalty.
    e.  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.  All prizes, except the 
Endu Award listed below, 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.  
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        a.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        b.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
        c.  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).
        d.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus 
            potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47, no more than two 
            skills per warrior.
        e.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who 
            fights in all 10 rounds AND at least 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus 
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47) (Endu Award).
        f.  Two additional random rollup sheets or 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, Master Darque, and Assur (the TWX 
Triumvirate), They will arbitrate all dealings during the course of the contest.  
Their decisions will be final.  Direct questions, comments, and scoring disputes via 
Diplo in DM 47, on the Duel2 site in the Forums/via private message, or via email to:  

                      DM 47 (Diplo)    Duel2 (PM/Forums)   Email 
     Oz:              Land of Oz       "The Consortium"    wfms101@aol.com
     Master Darque:   Darque Forces    "Darque"            rebelnerfherder@yahoo.com
     Assur:           Bash Bros Park   "Assur"             assurnasir@yahoo.com