DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/12/2018    Duedate: 06/25/2018

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-852

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OLD TIME STAR
QUEEN (522)
(9-6091) [22-9-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OLD TIME STAR                  ATOMIC WINGS
QUEEN (522)                    SATAN'S SUPERBOWL (565)
(9-6091) [22-9-0,111]          (9-6097) [9-0-0,69]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DELILAH                        OLD TIME STAR
QUEEN (522)                    QUEEN (522)
(9-6107) [14-6-0,75]           (9-6091) [22-9-0,111]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

QUEEN (522)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             25
2. SATAN'S SUPERBOWL (565)      4      QUEEN (522)
3. THE MENTORS 18-5 (567)       0      Unchartered Team
4. ACME (553)                   0
5. MEN OF ILL-REPUTE (568)      0      SATAN'S SUPERBOWL (565)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SATAN'S SUPERBOWL (565)    9   0  0  100   1/ 1 QUEEN (522)              11  1 0
 2- 2*THE MENTORS 18-5 (567)     3   1  0 75.0   2/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 0
 3/ 3 QUEEN (522)              335 220 16 60.4   3/ 5*SATAN'S SUPERBOWL (565)   3  0 0
 4- 4*MEN OF ILL-REPUTE (568)    8   9  1 47.1   4- 6*THE MENTORS 18-5 (567)    2  0 0
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          988 %1201 30 45.1   5- 4 ACME (553)                2  2 1
 6- 6 ACME (553)                48  83  3 36.6   6- 2*MEN OF ILL-REPUTE (568)   2  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "Why us?" the Blue Albatross asked.  "WE don't have fire eels in our plumbing."
     "Because I could catch you," the arenamaster said.  "Go with the Roving Demon, 
appeal to the Demon King--"
     "Why should a Demon King listen to us?"
     "Why not?  Promise to give back his fire eels."
     "But--"
     "Go now," the arenamaster said.  "It won't get easier if you put it off."
     "But--"
     The Roving Demon grabbed Albie's arm and pulled him out of the office.  "We have 
to go NOW, the Gate will be opening within... very soon."
     Albie looked sideways at the standby.  Usually the Roving Demon looked quite 
human.  Now, he looked like a demon.  "I don't want to do this.  I'm not willing--"
     "Too late."  The Roving Demon dragged him into the empty arena.  "We leave from 
here.  All the blood spilled here makes it easier."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ZUKAL.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Those betting on MEN OF 
ILL-REPUTE lost their shirt, as MEN OF ILL-REPUTE lost their fighting abilities:  
0-0-0.  BLUE MOON had cause to celebrate, after NAVY GUY got 11 points by beating THE 
USEROUS MERCHANT.  Out with the old, in with the new.  Enter ROVING DEMON, handily 
defeating DELILAH.  With 111 points, OLD TIME STAR of QUEEN takes the position of 
ZUKAL's Duelmaster.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are ZUKAL's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble eagle 
soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of QUEEN, alone and 
unchallenged.  The warriors of QUEEN found their efforts at combat frustrated as 
SATAN'S SUPERBOWL apparently had more important things to do than fight.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for ZUKAL?  On that giddy 
note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLD TIME STAR 6091           22   9  0   111       QUEEN (522)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RHAPSODY 6124                11   3  0    92       QUEEN (522)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MUSTAPHA 6100                11   1  0    90       QUEEN (522)
-ARTIFICIAL ROCK 6040          8   5  0    80       ACME (553)
 DELILAH 6107                 14   6  0    75       QUEEN (522)
 ATOMIC WINGS 6097             9   0  0    69       SATAN'S SUPERBOWL (565)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKYE BLUE 5884               13   7  0    64       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE ALBATROSS 5832          11  24  1    58       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAVY GUY 5895                10   8  0    56       BLUE MOON (381)
-ONE VISION 6140               4   1  0    55       QUEEN (522)
-RYAN SYLVARA 6165             3   0  0    55       MEN OF ILL-REPUTE (568)
-EREDITA' 6151                 3   0  0    48       THE MENTORS 18-5 (567)
-RANDY STONE 6161              2   2  1    44       MEN OF ILL-REPUTE (568)
 BABY BLUE 5883               10  11  0    41       BLUE MOON (381)
-CATAPULT 6086                 4   3  0    37       ACME (553)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GARY DUMBROCK 6162            3   1  0    26       MEN OF ILL-REPUTE (568)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAZIMI 6181                   2   1  0    18       BLUE MOON (381)
-MOUSE TRAP 6169               1   0  0    11       ACME (553)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUBBER BAND 6172              1   0  0    10       ACME (553)
-GREASE 6174                   1   0  1     9       ACME (553)
-SONNY RAGE 6171               0   1  0     7       MEN OF ILL-REPUTE (568)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STORMY SKIES 5859       7 17 0 BLUE MOON 381        RANDY STONE 6161      849  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Atomic Wings -- Too much hot sauce, I couldn't taste the chicken at all. -- Skye Blue

Ryan Sylvara -- If you're my secret admirer, I give you "ill repute." -- Albie
P.S.  That's MISTER Albatross to you.

Eredita' -- If you're a mentor, you should teach more. -- Baby Blue

And two wins over standbys.  Life is good. -- Navy Guy and Cazimi

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DELILAH was devastated by ROVING DEMON in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
OLD TIME STAR won victory over VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute gruesome Title battle.
RHAPSODY demolished BLUE ALBATROSS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ATOMIC WINGS devastated BABY BLUE in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
NAVY GUY overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
SKYE BLUE vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
CAZIMI bested CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   1 -  0      91  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   9 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  16 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  1      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 852 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      OLD TIME STAR 6091         22   9  0  111 QUEEN (522)
AIMED BLOW       RHAPSODY 6124              11   3  0   92 QUEEN (522)
WALL OF STEEL    ATOMIC WINGS 6097           9   0  0   69 SATAN'S SUPERBOWL (565)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   NAVY GUY 5895              10   8  0   56 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DELILAH 6107.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was OLD TIME STAR 6091.  The ten other most popular fighters were SKYE BLUE 5884, 
NAVY GUY 5895, RHAPSODY 6124, ATOMIC WINGS 6097, DELILAH 6107, CAZIMI 6181, BLUE 
ALBATROSS 5832, BABY BLUE 5883,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BABY BLUE 5883.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLUE ALBATROSS 5832, CAZIMI 6181, DELILAH 6107, ATOMIC WINGS 6097, 
RHAPSODY 6124, NAVY GUY 5895, SKYE BLUE 5884, OLD TIME STAR 6091,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DELILAH (9-6107) QUEEN (522)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, one additional warrior graduated from 
regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                   STOMP THIS! (82-22961) of ALL YOU ZOMBIES (3660)
                     SURGEON WARPATH (84-14457) of 060310U (2539)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                  TURF WAR XI EXTRAVAGANZA(TWIXIE)RULES (Rev 6-3-18)

                           (Estimated start T398, OCT 2018)

               Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, thrown-together alliances, or 
temporary alliances created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each 
alliance must:

    1.  Announce as Captain of an alliance in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter. (List 
        teams and managers in the three-team alliance. (Also designate alliance name.)
    2.  Announce in the newsletter which Captain/alliance your team is joining.
    3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:

    1.  Announcing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who are a part of their 
        alliance. Both Manager announcement and Captain announcement/confirmation are 
        required.
    2.  Distribution of certs should your 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 an intent to compete with their manager name, team name, and alliance 
        they will join in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter
    3.  Announcement made on the D2 Forums or Chatzy will not be accepted.

No alliance 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.             

All entry certs should be sent to Oz or The Consortium via RSI.

Only one (1) team per player/manager may compete in the Turf Wars, and only one team 
per player/manager may compete in North Fork DM47 during the Turf War.  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). NOTE: Since alliances require three teams, this would mean the 
remaining alliance/alliance members cannot score in the TW.

Any Turf War team must show/be posted/listed in the DM47 Newsletter just prior to 
their actual scoring/participation. (E.g. New teams, transfers, current teams must 
show up in the newsletter prior to the beginning of participation, allowing opponent 
knowledge and challenging/avoiding.) Manager/teams may not participate/score in the 
Turf War the same turn they are first posted in the newsletter. (So get your team in 
the newsletter early.)Clarifying: All teams MUST show up in the NL just prior to the 
first TW turn to be allowed to score in the first TW round. Teams do not have to run 
that turn prior to TW-T1, but will have had to run shortly before to allow their 
warriors to be visible in the newsletter just prior to TW-T1.

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, confirmation, and Gift Certificate 
received.

No declarations or confirmations 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.)

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.) 

SCORING will be as follows:

*  Only top two base score teams score/count per round per alliance.
*  Top one base score team per alliance scores twice (double).
*  Lowest team base score per alliance gets a ?pass? and does not score.
*  Team is disqualified for round scoring if fighting less than 5 fights. 
   (Exception:The turn after a Mailer or FTF where a death occurred to a TW 
   team/manager, the manager may fight only four and be scored. If multiple deaths, 
   then multiple ?non fight? exemptions occur for that turn after the tournament.)
*  If a team is disqualified from scoring, the remaining top one base score team 
   scores double and the lowest team gets a ?pass? and does not score.
*  If two disqualified teams occur, the third team cannot score double and only scores 
   single.

BASE SCORING =    W = +2       L = -1      K = +1       Death = 0  

Those scores are the same for match ups, up or down challenges, NPC matches, 
or Dark Arena fights. With these exceptions:

--- Each warrior is limited to two DA matches during the TW. A 3rd and subsequent DA 
    fight during the TW shall be scored at -5 points (win or lose.)
--- Alliance Match Up scored = 0 for each warrior. Kill point disallowed.
--- Intra Alliance Challenge scored = -1 for each warrior; no kill points may score.  
    (It is not the spirit of competition to challenge fellow members of the same 
    alliance. Hence, challenges as such will be scored as losses for both warriors 
    with no kill points awarded.)

First 6 rounds scores 1x.
End of round 6, top alliance adds 6 points. 2nd adds 4, 3rd adds 2, 4th adds 1.
Rounds 7 thru 9 scores 2x.
Final round 10 scores 3x.

Tournament Considerations:

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

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 X, you must end the Turf War with Alliance X.  
        If you begin the Turf War with Team X, you must end the Turf War with Team X.
    3.  There will be a maximum of three (3) teams/managers allowed per alliance for 
        the Turf War VII. The minimum is three (3).
    4.  The Dark Arena may be used without penalty.(Limit twice per warrior.)
    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 near "winner takes all" contest. It is the 
responsibility of the Captain of the winning alliance to distribute Gift Certificates.  
Moderators will submit a list of each manager winner to RSI at the completion of the 
contest for the non-Certificate and RSI awarded prizes, to then be claimed by the 
manager from RSI Customer Service within 6 months.

    *  Winning alliance gets 90% of the pooled certs.
    *  Individual Team with most wins in 10 rounds gets 10% of the pooled certs.
    *  RSI awards: (all must be applied to DM47 warriors, cannot create out-of-bounds 
       warrior, and one max prize applied to any warrior ? all within 6 months)(one 
       max prize means that if you win two prizes they cannot be applied to the same 
       warrior.)
    *  Winning alliance captain may choose two (each manager/team receives same prize 
       as chosen by captain):
       - Limited Damage Bump (bump one level damage) (warrior must have fought in the 
         TW)
       - Stat replace (remove 2 SZ, replace 2 to any other stat) (warrior must have 
         fought in the TW)
       - Choice Replacement (Receive 5 replacements, choose 1, delete 4)
       - Replacement stat swap (Replace/flip any 2 stats on one replacement)
    *  2nd place alliance captain may choose one (each manager/team receives same 
       prize as chosen by captain)
       - Favorite weapon (warrior must have fought in the TW)
       - Favorite rhythm (warrior must have participated in TW)
       - Free stat raise
    *  Participation Award to all teams/managers who fight 46 min fights (of 50):  
       2 skills (to one warrior)

These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderators within two weeks of round ten for 
individual claiming from RSI within 4 turns of the end of TWX. 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.  All questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be 
directed to Land of Oz or Darque Forces or Bash Bros Park via diplo in DM 47.  
Managers with internet access may send a private message to [The Consortium] or 
[Darque] or [Assur] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email questions, 
comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder@yahoo.com or wfms101@aol.com or or 
mikey.alexander@hisstrengthandwork.com

Addendum: 
Examples of scoring for clarification.
Code = win-loss-kill-death   (W = +2  L = -1  K = +1  Death = 0) 

Example #1:
Team A goes 2-3-0-0 (points = +4-3+0-0 = +1)
Team B goes 3-2-1-0 (points = +6-2+1-0 = +5)
Team C goes 2-3-2-0 (points = +4-3+2-0 = +3)
Team B top score, scores twice 2x+5 (+10)
Team A lowest score, does not score and gets a pass.
Team C, then, scores normal at (+3)
Alliance Score = 10 + 3 = +13

Example #2:
Team A goes 4-0-1-0 (points = +8-0+1-0 = +9)
Team B goes 3-2-0-0 (points = +6-2+0-0 = +4)
Team C goes 2-3-0-0 (points = +4-3+0-0 = +1)
Team A is disqualified from scoring having not fought five fights.
If a team is disqualified, then the top remaining team scores double while the lowest 
remaining score gets a ?pass?.
Team B top remaining score, scores twice = 2 x +4 (+8)
Team C lowest score, does not score and gets a pass.
Alliance Score = 8

Example #3
Team A goes 4-1-1-0 (points +8-1+1+0 = +8) 
However, Team A fought the DA for the 3rd time = -5.
Team A adjusted to (+8-1=1=0-5 = +3)
Team B goes 1-4+0-0 (points +2-4+0-0 = -2)
Team C goes 1-4+1-0 (points +2-4+1-0 = -1)
Team A top score, scores twice 2x+3 (+6)
Team B lowest score, does not score and gets a pass.
Team C, then, scores normal at (-1)
Alliance score = +6-1 = +5

Example #4
Team A goes 1-4-0-0 (points = +2-4+0-0 = -2)
Team B goes 1-4-0-0 (points = +2-4+0-0 = -2)
Team C goes 0-5-0-0 (points = +0-5+0-0 = -5)
Team A or B is top score and scores twice 2x-2 = -4
Team C lowest score, does not score and gets a pass.
Team B, then, scores normal at (-2)
Alliance score = -4-2 = -6

Example #5
Team A goes 3-2-0 with a winning match-up with Team B alliance mate.
Team B goes 2-3-1-0 with a winning and killing challenge to Team C alliance mate.
Team B also lost the alliance match-up with Team A.
Team C goes 1-4-0-1 having been killed in a challenge from alliance mate Team B
Team A points normally = +6-2+0-0 = +4, but one win was an alliance match-up which 
scores as 0, hence score = +4-2+0-0 = +2
Team B points normally = +4-3+1-0 = +2, but one loss was an alliance match up which 
counts as 0, and one winning kill was an intra alliance challenge which the win counts 
as -1 and the kill is negated. Hence Team B score = +1-2+0-0 = -1
Team C points normally = +2-4+0-0 = -2; with one loss and kill coming from an intra 
alliance challenge, but the IAC (intra alliance challenge) scores (-1)the same as a 
loss and there are no points scored for being killed, the +2-4+0-0 = (-2) stands.
Team A top score, scores twice 2x+2 (+4)
Team C lowest score, does not score and gets a pass.
Team B, then, scores normal at (-1)
Alliance score = +4-1 = +3

Remember: (W = +2  L = -1  K = +1  Death = 0) 
It only gets complicated with intra alliance match-ups (IAMs) and intra alliance 
challenges. (IACs)