DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/19/2015    Duedate: 09/01/2015

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-769

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

I
F (503)
(29-6065) [14-1-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

I                              THE WOLF
F (503)                        I'M THE WOLF (504)
(29-6065) [14-1-0,126]         (29-6076) [1-0-1,14]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WINDGLASS                      DANCES WITH RAIN
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-5947) [20-40-0,100]        (29-6016) [20-16-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALMOST EXACTLY (20)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I'M THE WOLF (504)          26
2. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        12      F (503)
3. F (503)                     10      Unchartered Team
4. CAVEMEN (480)                1
5. STREET WALKERS (97)          0      I'M THE WOLF (504)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 F (503)                   14   1  0 93.3   1/ 1 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)      11  4 2
 2- 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      748 514 65 59.3   2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  6 0
 3/ 3 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)      336 266 20 55.8   3/ 3 F (503)                   3  0 0
 4/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     829 %1019 16 44.9   4- 4 STREET WALKERS (97)       3  2 2
 5- 6 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     28  44  1 38.9   5- 6 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     1  2 0
 6/ 7 CAVEMEN (480)             17  28  2 37.8   6/ 0*I'M THE WOLF (504)        1  3 1
 7/ 0*I'M THE WOLF (504)         1   3  1 25.0   7/ 7 CAVEMEN (480)             0  3 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 LAPUR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  THE WOLF caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested CONVICTED THIEF and was awarded 14 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, STRIKE BREAKER put 
down REPERCUSSIONIST, causing him to lose 20 points of recognition in the process.  
Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster I challenged WINDGLASS last 
week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  Not for nothing has I in the past 
laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week it's proven its combat skill yet 
again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the 
whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city LAPUR.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  STREET WALKERS is feared.  This much I can say.  Apparently 
the stalwarts of ALMOST EXACTLY are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
WINDGLASS.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in LAPUR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, 
indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await 
me!  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                  
 I 6065                       14   1  0   126       F (503)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEAVENLY BLUE 4714            9   6  1   116       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
 DANCES WITH RAIN 6016        20  16  0   102       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 WINDGLASS 5947               20  40  0   100       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-JESSIE JAMES 5817            12   8  1    97       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APOCALYPSE NOT 6078           7   1  1    86       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
 LINNAEUS 5784                17  26  2    85       CAVEMEN (480)
 REPERCUSSIONIST 6069          6   3  1    70       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PATTY CAKES 5866              5   6  3    60       STREET WALKERS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AEROBIC VIOLENCE 6083         5   2  0    48       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
 OX 6084                       5   3  0    36       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-X 6102                        1   0  1    33       STREET WALKERS (97)
-ZOLOFT 5920                   2   2  0    26       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
 TWISTED MISTER 6100           3   0  1    25       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PASSIVE FIST 6070             5   4  1    20       ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
 THE WOLF 6076                 1   0  1    14       I'M THE WOLF (504)
-TROGLODYTE 5788               0   1  0     7       CAVEMEN (480)
 WRECKIN' LIVES 6073           0   1  0     3       I'M THE WOLF (504)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      THE WOLF 6076         769  NONE
HUNTER 6008            20 22 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   REPERCUSSIONIST 6069  768   
04 6077                 0  1 0 I'M THE WOLF 504     HEINOUS BEAST         769  NONE
P44 6074                0  1 0 I'M THE WOLF 504     STONE GOLEM           769  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cardow Hunters -- My sincere apologies on the loss of Hunter.  I look forward to some 
humble pie served a la mode from you worthies. -- Repercussionist

Belated congratulations to Red Mare on joining the Lord Protectors!

Heavenly Blue -- Well done.  -- AV

I told that beggar to move along.  I told him... -- TM

Ox -- Another good fight.  Now go bother someone else! -- Passive Fist

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

04 was butchered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
P44 was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a dull 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
I demolished WINDGLASS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
LINNAEUS was viciously subdued by DANCES WITH RAIN in a 5 minute Challenge contest.
APOCALYPSE NOT slimly won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute brawl.
REPERCUSSIONIST was vanquished by STRIKE BREAKER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
AEROBIC VIOLENCE bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute competition.
OX savagely defeated PASSIVE FIST in a action packed 5 minute gruesome melee.
TWISTED MISTER viciously subdued WRECKIN' LIVES in a 5 minute gruesome novice's duel.
THE WOLF slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        19 -   8 -  1      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  20 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  3      36  |

Turn 769 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       I 6065                     14   1  0  126 F (503)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DANCES WITH RAIN 6016      20  16  0  102 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
LUNGING ATTACK   APOCALYPSE NOT 6078         7   1  1   86 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
BASHING ATTACK   REPERCUSSIONIST 6069        6   3  1   70 ALMOST EXACTLY (20)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WINDGLASS 5947.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DANCES WITH RAIN 6016.  The ten other most popular fighters were OX 6084, 
LINNAEUS 5784, TWISTED MISTER 6100, APOCALYPSE NOT 6078, AEROBIC VIOLENCE 6083, 
PASSIVE FIST 6070, WRECKIN' LIVES 6073, I 6065, THE WOLF 6076, and 04 6077.

The least popular fighter this week was P44 6074.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WINDGLASS 5947, REPERCUSSIONIST 6069, 04 6077, THE WOLF 6076, I 6065, 
WRECKIN' LIVES 6073, PASSIVE FIST 6070, AEROBIC VIOLENCE 6083, APOCALYPSE NOT 6078, 
and TWISTED MISTER 6100.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WINDGLASS (29-5947) CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

   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