DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/25/2014    Duedate: 09/06/2014

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-757

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MANSION
LIVING LARGE (490)
(14-4897) [15-5-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MANSION                        POSITION IS EMPTY
LIVING LARGE (490)             
(14-4897) [15-5-0,130]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FEATHERS                       BIG RED
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4881) [20-27-1,88]         (14-4900) [9-26-1,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MENTOR BLISS (496)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DEATH SQUAD (63)        47
2. ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)          23      ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
3. MENTOR BLISS (496)          22      Unchartered Team
4. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          14
5. LIVING LARGE (490)           8      SICK PARENTS (336)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)        93  56  3 62.4   1/ 1 MENTOR BLISS (496)       10  5 0
 2/ 2 MENTOR BLISS (496)        33  21  1 61.1   2/ 2 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)     6  8 0
 3/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     834 620 46 57.4   3/ 3 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      5 10 0
 4/ 4 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)    149 121  9 55.2   4/ 7 ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)        4  2 0
 5- 5 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    83  69  7 54.6   5/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        4 11 0
 6/ 6 ORDER (487)                8   8  0 50.0   6/ 5 LIVING LARGE (490)        3  0 0
 7/ 7 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       879 %1065 16 45.2   7- 6 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    2  0 1
 8/ 8 LIVING LARGE (490)        21  30  0 41.2   8/ 8 ORDER (487)               2  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 377): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 757): LAMB CHOP STOP of EASTER FEASTER (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 756): MANSION of LIVING LARGE (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 741): IYAN KENNIS of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 743): PEARL STONE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 740): GRAPE APE of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 737): ORLANDO of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 738): SGT. SPENCER of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 702): SOLDIER 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 699): YELLOW BRICK TOAD of HELPLESS ANIMALS (Manray, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 690): JANIS JOBLIN of THE 27 CLUB (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): ABU JR. of THE CHOSEN ONES (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 584): PFC 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): JOCK-IN-THE-BOX of SCOTCH (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 642): WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE of SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 377): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 757): FLAGRANT FOWL (Scrooge McDuck, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 756): MENTOR BLISS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 741): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 744): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 740): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 737): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 738): NATURE MADE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 702): MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 699): LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 690): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 583): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): BAD COMBINATIONS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 642): SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 755): MAN MOUNTAIN of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 740): FOXY LADY of ARE YOU ? (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 743): PEARL STONE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 736): APPELONIA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 698): DOUBLE TRUE of LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as ZOMBIE SQUAD can attest...  Practice pays for SCREWDRIVER, who 
pummelled OLD HOWEL, to pocket 13 points.  DIAZ certainly had a baffled expression on 
hers face, after losing to PERPENDICULAR and losing 6 points in the process!  MANSION 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by JEX of ORDER.  Does TOBIR have no one 
talented enough to dethrone him?  Word has it one team in TOBIR is taking speech 
lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
LIVING LARGE are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of MENTOR BLISS, so did that sorry team 
shy from LIVING LARGE Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and PERPENDICULAR is it 
right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't WU-TANG FOREVER proud!  DRAGON'S LAIR 
found himself challenged by a warrior 23 below:  FONZANOON.  FONZANOON of THE DEATH 
SQUAD kept its wits as it won victory over DRAGON'S LAIR.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen 
into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in TOBIR is the highlight of my life.  As the seasons 
change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave 
this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANSION 4897                 15   5  0   130       LIVING LARGE (490)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAISY 4967                    9   4  0   101       MENTOR BLISS (496)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FONZANOON 4948               12  11  0    90       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 FEATHERS 4881                20  27  1    88       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 JILES 4885                   10   4  2    88       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
 JEX 4848                      7   3  0    74       ORDER (487)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGON'S LAIR 4901           18   6  0    66       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
 IGNORANCE 4977                7   2  1    66       MENTOR BLISS (496)
 CAPPADONNA 4961              11   2  0    64       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
 KAMIN 4965                    5   4  0    64       MENTOR BLISS (496)
 SPIKE 4903                   12  22  0    58       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 BIG RED 4900                  9  26  1    57       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAHA HOUND 4962              11   5  0    55       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 OLD HOWEL 4915                9  24  0    51       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 SCREWDRIVER 4981              7   2  0    50       MENTOR BLISS (496)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEX 4849                      1   4  0    29       ORDER (487)
 PERPENDICULAR 5005            4   4  0    26       WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
-FAITH 4957                    3   0  0    25       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JELLYFISH 5046                2   0  0    22       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-CATALINA 4959                 2   2  0    19       LIVING LARGE (490)
-KATIE BAILEY 5034             1   0  1    16       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 DIAZ 5026                     2   2  0    15       MENTOR BLISS (496)
-BIGGER THOMAS 4532            3   3  0    14       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 ANGEL 5042                    1   0  0    13       ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
-MAID 4896                     2   2  0    12       LIVING LARGE (490)
 DARQUE SAYS DIE! 4993         1   9  0    12       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-TIGGER 5033                   1   0  0    11       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-JUST BORN 4575                1   1  0     9       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 DARK HELMET 5035              2   2  0     8       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
 IGNORAMUS 5050                1   0  0     8       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-MR. IMPACT 4570               1   2  0     5       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 5049                0  1 0 WU-TANG FOREVER 479  MOUNTAIN TROLL        757  NONE
BYE 5047                0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 478     BLACK ORC             757  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Man Mountain -- I guess the Shewish Giant was an even bigger mountain?  Glad you had
the guarantee of resurrection for that. -- Jorja

Street Legal -- You have a strange idea for a contest; it will be interesting to see
how many people show up for something that forbids the use of more than half their
skill-set. -- Jorja

One-four, and this time *I* won.  Feathers and the Haha Hound can go chase their
tails. -- Big Red

20 August 14
SLAUGHTER CHALLENGE 2

Several years ago I ran a contest known as the "Slaughter Challenge" which was the
idea of a member of my alliance at the time.  We unfortunately lost him during a
robbery attempt at the store he worked at.  This November will mark the 10th
anniversary of his passing so I have decided to run the Slaughter Challenge again in
remembrance of him.

Rich Hammes was a member of my alliance, the Vendetta Cartel, and had sponsored me
into the alliance.  Rich was a common poster to both the Yahoo Duelmasters group as
well as the Duel2 boards and our Alliance's Yahoo group.  He went by the handle
GameOgre on the Duel2 boards and was known by the name Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest.
He was a very kind and thoughtful man who always had time to talk with not only his
alliance-mates but anyone else who wanted to discuss Duelmasters.  He also had time
to talk with anyone about personal life issues if he felt he could help.  He was a
daily, and prolific, poster to these sites and seemed to enjoy the interaction with
others regarding this game that he loved so much.

I would also like everyone to know that he spent several years in the US Navy serving
on a Nuclear attack Submarine in protection of our nation.  He was well loved, and
well known, by the community in which he lived even spending time at a local Ice
Cream Shop around closing time to assure that the lady who owned the store was safe
as she was often alone when she closed her shop.  He was a well known and much loved
member of his local community.  His death was grieved by his local San Diego
community where they held a candle-light vigil for him and many expressed their
disbelief that he was gone.  These are just a scant few examples of what a kind and
caring man he was and why not only our gaming community lost a great deal on that
fateful day, but also shows why there was tremendous sadness among the community in
which he lived.

It is near to 10 years since his passing and there are many times I wonder, "What
would Rich think about this...."  I miss my friend dearly to this day and I hope you
will come join us in this contest idea which he himself came up with.  He thought we
should all learn to appreciate what Jorja does to keep our smaller arenas alive and
populated!

The contest will be held in Morya, arena 28, beginning on the turn that is due on
November 6th, 2014 (turn 378 I believe).  Tourney participation is not allowed during
the contest but the contest will start after the fall Mailer so you can get your
warriors a few fight experience should you choose to.  The timing of the contest was
done to allow entry into the fall mailer.

The rules are fairly simple and inspired to let us all feel what it is like to run
warriors like Jorja does.  Her teams across Alastari may sometimes be taken for
granted so this contest will allow us to appreciate her teams a little better as they
populate the arenas we fight in.

The Rules--

There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single
use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  Win or lose the Dark
Arena is allowed but once, so if you want your warrior dead be sure and throw the
fight!

The contest will last for 12 turns.  May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena
fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights
count in the scoring.  It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-
in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior.  This will be a test of
basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well.

If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior
entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death,
cannot score points!  The one exception are the dead tourneys.  Should you wish you
may enter your warriors in dead tourneys, since they are not a member of your team,
or even the living, at the time.  The warrior may even return to the contest if a
natural opening can be found for it, or you choose to use your Dark Arena fight to
make that opening (if you still have that option left).  Break the no DA, challenge,
or avoid rules and you will be DQed as soon as the transgression is discovered.  To
keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with
these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the
second time gets you DQed.  This also counts if it is found you bring a second team
in for the purpose of making challenges; you will be DQed.

Scoring is as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
  personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written from
  one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get
  the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)
-5 points and the loss of that warrior's slot for scoring the remainder of the
  contest for entering a warrior into a REGULAR tourney (again DEAD tourney is open)

The Prizes:
1st place -- +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
  favorite knowledge
2nd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior

Iron Manager Award -- Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

The bonus potions and favorites knowledge must be used on warriors with 5 FE or more
and MUST be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.  The resurrection potion
must be used within 6 months of the end of the contest but may be used on any warrior
regardless of FE.  ALL prizes must be used on the contest team, they are NOT
transferable to another team!

If you wish to participate please notify Street Legal via Personal Ad in arena 28, on
the Duel2 forums, or in Chatzy!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
DAISY demolished FEATHERS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
FONZANOON overpowered DRAGON'S LAIR in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
IGNORANCE was narrowly defeated by JILES in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
SCREWDRIVER bested OLD HOWEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DARQUE SAYS DIE! was devastated by HEX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DIAZ slimly lost to PERPENDICULAR in a 8 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
MANSION vanquished JEX in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Title duel.
BIG RED was outlasted by CAPPADONNA in a action packed 7 minute duel.
KAMIN defeated SPIKE in a 2 minute fight.
HAHA HOUND overpowered THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
DARK HELMET was savagely defeated by ANGEL in a 3 minute novice's match.
JELLYFISH devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
IGNORAMUS bested CONVINCIAN HERO in a 3 minute bloody amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  17 -  2      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  18 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        19 -  22 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  15 -  1      32  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  24 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 757 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MANSION 4897               15   5  0  130 LIVING LARGE (490)
AIMED BLOW       DAISY 4967                  9   4  0  101 MENTOR BLISS (496)
LUNGING ATTACK   JILES 4885                 10   4  2   88 ZOMBIE SQUAD (478)
TOTAL PARRY      DRAGON'S LAIR 4901         18   6  0   66 WU-TANG FOREVER (479)
WALL OF STEEL    HAHA HOUND 4962            11   5  0   55 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FEATHERS 4881.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BIG RED 4900.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANGEL 5042, FONZANOON 
4948, JILES 4885, MANSION 4897, DA1 5049, DAISY 4967, IGNORANCE 4977, SCREWDRIVER 
4981, CAPPADONNA 4961, and KAMIN 4965.

The least popular fighter this week was IGNORAMUS 5050.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SPIKE 4903, JEX 4848, PERPENDICULAR 5005, DARQUE SAYS DIE! 4993, OLD 
HOWEL 4915, FEATHERS 4881, BYE 5047, DARK HELMET 5035, DIAZ 5026, and HEX 4849.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MANSION (14-4897) LIVING LARGE (490)