DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/12/2015    Duedate: 08/25/2015

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-777

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MGR THE MAGICIAN
THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
(15-5268) [13-2-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MGR THE MAGICIAN               WISCONSIN
THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)        BATTLE SHIPS (543)
(15-5268) [13-2-0,109]         (15-5472) [4-0-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KHELOLIR                       MGR THE MAGICIAN
WRATHMEN 5 (539)               THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
(15-5407) [8-9-0,90]           (15-5268) [13-2-0,109]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BATTLE SHIPS (543)          32
2. THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)      3      THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
3. WRATHMEN 5 (539)             2      Unchartered Team
4. NBA TODAY (541)              0
5. WEIRD STUDENTS (544)         0      BATTLE SHIPS (543)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*NBA TODAY (541)            2   0  0  100   1- 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (544)      9  1 0
 2/ 2 THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)   91  38  9 70.5   2/ 2 THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)   3  4 0
 3- 3*WEIRD STUDENTS (544)      22  12  1 64.7   3- 4 MARKS PARTY (489)         1  0 0
 4- 5 BLOODSWORN (482)         141 151 14 48.3   4- 3*NBA TODAY (541)           1  0 0
 5/ 4 WRATHMEN 5 (539)           8   9  0 47.1   5/ 7*BATTLE SHIPS (543)        1  4 0
 6- 6 MARKS PARTY (489)         28  38  2 42.4   6- 6 BLOODSWORN (482)          0  4 0
 7/ 7*BATTLE SHIPS (543)         6  12  0 33.3   7/ 5 WRATHMEN 5 (539)          0  3 0
 8- 8*POLITICOS (537)            3   9  1 25.0   8- 8*POLITICOS (537)           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

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  WEIRD STUDENTS?  Who?  THE GRAIL KNIGHTS is 
the top team these days, buddies!  BATTLE SHIPS had cause to celebrate, after 
WISCONSIN got 17 points by beating THE USEROUS MERCHANT.  Those who hoped for a new 
Duelmaster were disappointed by KHELOLIR, of WRATHMEN 5, who despite a 8-9-0 couldn't 
overcome MALCORN's Number 1.  Word has it one team in MALCORN is taking speech 
lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in MARKS PARTY are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The 
warriors of MARKS PARTY found their efforts at combat frustrated as THE GRAIL KNIGHTS 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Oh hard!  that 
to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MGR THE MAGICIAN 5268        13   2  0   109       THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHELOLIR 5407                 8   9  0    90       WRATHMEN 5 (539)
-MOUSE 5221                    8   4  0    86       MARKS PARTY (489)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RIGID RICKIE 5485             6   1  0    58       WEIRD STUDENTS (544)
-CRIMSON TEARS 5422           12   8  1    57       BLOODSWORN (482)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-READY ROCKER 5486             4   3  0    54       WEIRD STUDENTS (544)
-TIDY TIM 5487                 6   1  1    50       WEIRD STUDENTS (544)
 WISCONSIN 5472                4   0  0    48       BATTLE SHIPS (543)
-NIMBLE NICKEL 5488            4   3  0    38       WEIRD STUDENTS (544)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEMOLISHER 5456               6   4  0    31       BLOODSWORN (482)
-BUCKETS 5450                  2   0  0    29       NBA TODAY (541)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALKALINE 5241                 2   1  0    23       MARKS PARTY (489)
-HESSIAN 5498                  4   1  1    20       BLOODSWORN (482)
-RON PAUL 5389                 1   1  0    15       POLITICOS (537)
-CHENEY 5459                   2   1  1    14       POLITICOS (537)
-KOOL KERI 5515                2   1  0    13       WEIRD STUDENTS (544)
-LISON 5494                    1   0  0    11       MARKS PARTY (489)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BATTLESHIP ARIZO 5470   1  3 0 BATTLE SHIPS 543     SPYMASTER             777  NONE
YAMATO 5490             1  1 0 BATTLE SHIPS 543     SPYMASTER             777  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BATTLESHIP ARIZONA was dealt death by SPYMASTER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
YAMATO was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MGR THE MAGICIAN subdued KHELOLIR in a 2 minute veteran's Title melee.
WISCONSIN overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW        13 -   2 -  0      87  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  10 -  2      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  16 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 777 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MGR THE MAGICIAN 5268      13   2  0  109 THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (522)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WISCONSIN 5472              4   0  0   48 BATTLE SHIPS (543)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KHELOLIR 5407.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MGR THE MAGICIAN 5268.  The ten other most popular fighters were KHELOLIR 5407, 
BATTLESHIP ARIZONA 5470, WISCONSIN 5472, YAMATO 5490,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was YAMATO 5490.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WISCONSIN 5472, BATTLESHIP ARIZONA 5470, KHELOLIR 5407, MGR THE 
MAGICIAN 5268,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LV

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REVANENT 4770 (43-26-3)                2  3  0         BLOODSWORN           

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE DARK KNIGHT 5250 (27-6-0)          0  3  0         THE GRAIL KNIGHTS    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RIPPLE 5399 (6-5-0)                    5  3  0         GONE OFF THAT        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TAJ 5452 (0-0-0)                       8  3  0         NBA TODAY            
WISCONSIN 5472 (3-0-0)                 7  3  0         BATTLE SHIPS         
INTENSE STARE 5382 (0-0-0)             2  3  0         BIG LAKE TOUGH       
ALKALINE 5241 (2-1-0)                  1  3  0         MARKS PARTY          
RIGID RICKIE 5485 (5-1-0)              1  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       
TIDY TIM 5487 (5-1-1)                  0  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CLUNK 5395 (0-0-0)                     9  3  0         MENTORS PETS II      
BUCKETS 5450 (2-0-0)                   6  4  0         NBA TODAY            
HESSIAN 5498 (4-0-1)                   3  3  0         BLOODSWORN           
LISON 5494 (1-0-0)                     3  4  0         MARKS PARTY          
CONDI 5482 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0         POLITICOS            
KOOL KERI 5515 (1-1-0)                 1  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       
DEADSINS 5505 (1-3-0)                  0  3  0         BLOODSWORN           
SOH LAH TOA 5480 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         MARKS PARTY          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INFERNAL 5512 (0-0-0)                  4  3  0         BLOODSWORN           

   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