DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/22/2015    Duedate: 09/04/2015

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-780

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TEMPEST STORM
CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)
(16-6200) [11-3-0,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TEMPEST STORM                  TRAMP BACKSTOP
CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)           GLORIOUS TEAM #16 (647)
(16-6200) [11-3-0,138]         (16-6362) [6-3-0,70]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA              AUDREY HEPBURN
CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)           CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)
(16-6248) [10-5-2,114]         (16-6202) [12-4-0,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     32
2. CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)        27      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. IDIOT'S INC (646)           12      Unchartered Team
4. BATTLE FROGS 11-13 (629)     0
5. GLORIOUS TEAM #16 (647)     -1      GLORIOUS TEAM #16 (647)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  966 466 25 67.5   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   8  7 0
 2/ 1*GLORIOUS TEAM #16 (647)    6   3  0 66.7   2/ 2*IDIOT'S INC (646)         6  3 0
 3/ 0 CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)      43  35  4 55.1   3/ 0 CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)      3  0 0
 4/ 3*IDIOT'S INC (646)          8  10  0 44.4   4/ 3*GLORIOUS TEAM #16 (647)   2  1 0
 5- 4 BATTLE FROGS 11-13 (629)  14  24  1 36.8   5- 4 BATTLE FROGS 11-13 (629)  1  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

     Hail and well met warriors of WILLAF!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  AUDREY HEPBURN caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested KHALHUMS DWARF and was awarded 
16 points in recognition.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All 
hail TEMPEST STORM, Duelmaster of WILLAF!  Informants "close" to the city champion 
have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out! 
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city WILLAF.  WILLAF, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is BATTLE FROGS 11-13, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding BATTLE FROGS 11-13.  Indeed it was GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEMPEST STORM 6200           11   3  0   138       CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA 6248       10   5  2   114       CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)
-FLY BYE 6218                  8   3  1   111       BATTLE FROGS 11-13 (629)
 AUDREY HEPBURN 6202          12   4  0    92       CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAMP BACKSTOP 6362           6   3  0    70       GLORIOUS TEAM #16 (647)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BANANA FROG 6258              4   2  0    45       BATTLE FROGS 11-13 (629)
-NANCY PELOSI 6360             3   0  0    42       IDIOT'S INC (646)
 GOLDEN STATE 6403             5   2  0    38       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLD PIECE 6344               9   8  0    35       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD FUTURES 6380             6   3  0    33       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-KAREN BASS 6373               2   0  0    33       IDIOT'S INC (646)
 MARIGOLD 6393                 5   3  1    28       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLD-DIGGER 6379              7   3  0    26       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KYRSTEN SINEMA 6396           2   1  0    19       IDIOT'S INC (646)
-DINA TITUS 6358               1   5  0    16       IDIOT'S INC (646)
-GIRL 151 6389                 3   1  0    12       CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Words are golden and I'm offering some, but no one else is. I know you guys are rich. 
Get with it! -- Midas

Tramp Backstop, a salute to the mighty DM who is going to write a fine DM Column. -- 
Midas

Krysten, I win; you lose. I hope the elections go that same way. -- Gold Futures

Dina Titus, thanks for acting like an idiot. -- Golden State

Banana Frog, you were supposed to stop and smell the roses. What's with that? -- 
Marigold

Karen Bass, I guess I just can't be both - a gold digger and idiot like you. -- Gold-
Digger

Nancy Pelosi, you wouldn't know a valuable object if you saw it or held it in your 
hand, you idiot! -- Gold Piece

Health. Humility. Honor. Gold. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators, Consortium 
affiliated

Gold Futures -- Oh yea you won that one. Thanks! -- Kyrsten

I miss spoke last turn.  Kyrsten has 2 more fights.  So, hey Golden Gladiators, who's 
next? -- The Dealer

Golden Gladiators -- That was a good round of fights.  Hope we can do it again after 
Tempe. -- The Dealer

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRAMP BACKSTOP was devastated by TEMPEST STORM in a 2 minute mismatched Title fight.
GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
AUDREY HEPBURN overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
GOLDEN STATE savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
GOLD PIECE vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a tiresome 7 minute mismatched fight.
GOLD FUTURES bested CULT MEMBER in a popular 1 minute competition.
MARIGOLD handily defeated MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GOLD-DIGGER won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute duel.
KYRSTEN SINEMA overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  11 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 780 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TEMPEST STORM 6200         11   3  0  138 CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)
AIMED BLOW       AUDREY HEPBURN 6202        12   4  0   92 CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)
WALL OF STEEL    TRAMP BACKSTOP 6362         6   3  0   70 GLORIOUS TEAM #16 (647)
SLASHING ATTACK  GOLDEN STATE 6403           5   2  0   38 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLD PIECE 6344             9   8  0   35 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA 6248.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was AUDREY HEPBURN 6202.  The ten other most popular fighters were TEMPEST 
STORM 6200, GOLDEN STATE 6403, GOLD FUTURES 6380, GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA 6248, MARIGOLD 
6393, KYRSTEN SINEMA 6396, TRAMP BACKSTOP 6362, GOLD-DIGGER 6379, GOLD PIECE 6344, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLD PIECE 6344.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOLD-DIGGER 6379, TRAMP BACKSTOP 6362, KYRSTEN SINEMA 6396, MARIGOLD 
6393, GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA 6248, GOLD FUTURES 6380, GOLDEN STATE 6403, TEMPEST STORM 
6200, AUDREY HEPBURN 6202, and  0.

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission. 

   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