DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/20/2015    Duedate: 09/02/2015

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-770

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JAROBI
TRIBE (507)
(24-5158) [19-10-3,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JAROBI                         OB TURPEM CAUSEM
TRIBE (507)                    DOLI CAPAX (530)
(24-5158) [19-10-3,88]         (24-5222) [1-0-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JAROBI                         OB TURPEM CAUSEM
TRIBE (507)                    DOLI CAPAX (530)
(24-5158) [19-10-3,88]         (24-5222) [1-0-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIBE (507)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOLI CAPAX (530)            61
2. TRIBE (507)                 34      SHEWISH BUFFET (510)
3. W.S.W.I. (503)              16      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH PENALTY (531)         11
5. SHEWISH BUFFET (510)         3      DOLI CAPAX (530)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DOLI CAPAX (530)           3   0  1  100   1/ 1 TRIBE (507)               7  4 1
 2- 2*FIFTH ELEMENT (529)        1   0  0  100   2/ 3 SHEWISH BUFFET (510)      6  4 1
 3/ 4 SHEWISH BUFFET (510)      74  39  5 65.5   3/ 0*DOLI CAPAX (530)          3  0 1
 4/ 5 TRIBE (507)              201 123 16 62.0   4- 5*FIFTH ELEMENT (529)       1  0 0
 5/ 7 W.S.W.I. (503)             7   5  1 58.3   5/ 7*DEATH PENALTY (531)       1  1 0
 6/ 8*DEATH PENALTY (531)        1   1  0 50.0   6/ 6 W.S.W.I. (503)            1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ZORPUNT!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  A team with purpose!  A team with 
the skill to back up their boasts!  Getting a 3-0-1 their first time out is DOLI 
CAPAX.  What's with JETHRO?  He actually beat SHEWISH BUFFET's PEANUT BLUBBER, and 
walked away with 16 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at SHEWISH BUFFET.  
PEANUT BLUBBER lost 13 points to JETHRO.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe PEANUT 
BLUBBER will provide more easy wins...  ZORPUNT has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back 
and get lazy.  She Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's DARK CHAMPION (0-0-0), which 
should prove (ahem!) interesting.  Try as he might, DARK CHAMPION wasn't good enough 
at persuading BABY BACK RIBS to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Who will dare fight BABY BACK RIBS, after she 
returned from the Dark Arena?  (For the record 12-1-1 is 130, and has she points) 
Hmm...  More surprises must remain in store for me, if ILL SUBLIMINAL can return from 
the Dark Arena.  Who will dare fight OB TURPEM CAUSEM, after she returned from the 
Dark Arena?  (For the record 1-0-1 is 33, and has she points) Is it my imagination, 
or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good 
skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAROBI 5158                  19  10  3    88       TRIBE (507)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-Q-TIP 5090                   16   4  0   111       TRIBE (507)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHOOPIE DOO 5196              6   7  2    84       TRIBE (507)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CINNAMON TROLL 5074           7   2  2    58       SHEWISH BUFFET (510)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JETHRO 4968                   7   5  1    56       W.S.W.I. (503)
 DWES EG SALAD 5066           10   5  0    51       SHEWISH BUFFET (510)
 PEANUT BLUBBER 5210           4   2  0    35       SHEWISH BUFFET (510)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OB TURPEM CAUSEM 5222         1   0  1    33       DOLI CAPAX (530)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNNY LEGS 5211               3   3  0    16       SHEWISH BUFFET (510)
 BURIED ALIVE 5231             1   1  0    16       DEATH PENALTY (531)
 JACENS 5223                   1   0  0    15       DOLI CAPAX (530)
 TABENACULUM 5224              1   0  0    13       DOLI CAPAX (530)
-BIG BADA BOOM 5215            1   0  0     9       FIFTH ELEMENT (529)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DARK CHAMPION           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           OB TURPEM CAUSEM 5222 770  NONE
DA1 5234                0  1 0 TRIBE 507            BANDIT PRINCE         770  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BABY BACK RIBS butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ILL SUBLIMINAL barely slew SHEWISH GIANT in a 4 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
OB TURPEM CAUSEM savagely slew DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
WHOOPIE DOO overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JAROBI devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Title duel.
PEANUT BLUBBER was overpowered by JETHRO in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DWES EG SALAD defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
CINNAMON TROLL vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RUNNY LEGS lost to BURIED ALIVE in a popular 1 minute fight.
TABENACULUM overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
JACENS overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   5 -  1      74  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -   9 -  1      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  12 -  3      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 770 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         4  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   JAROBI 5158                19  10  3   88 TRIBE (507)
AIMED BLOW       JETHRO 4968                 7   5  1   56 W.S.W.I. (503)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JAROBI 5158.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
OB TURPEM CAUSEM 5222.  The ten other most popular fighters were DWES EG SALAD 5066, 
RUNNY LEGS 5211, WHOOPIE DOO 5196, JAROBI 5158, JETHRO 4968, CINNAMON TROLL 5074, 
BURIED ALIVE 5231, TABENACULUM 5224, JACENS 5223, and DA1 5234.

The least popular fighter this week was PEANUT BLUBBER 5210.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DA1 5234, JACENS 5223, TABENACULUM 5224, BURIED ALIVE 5231, 
CINNAMON TROLL 5074, JETHRO 4968, JAROBI 5158, WHOOPIE DOO 5196, RUNNY LEGS 5211, and 
DWES EG SALAD 5066.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

BABY BACK RIBS (24-5049) SHEWISH BUFFET (510)
ILL SUBLIMINAL (24-5084) TRIBE (507)

                                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