DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-754

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JENICOR
HOUSE JHEREG (42)
(35-4593) [16-3-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JENICOR                        DRAT
HOUSE JHEREG (42)              4-LETTER TUMS' (407)
(35-4593) [16-3-0,98]          (35-4588) [6-3-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JENICOR                        JENICOR
HOUSE JHEREG (42)              HOUSE JHEREG (42)
(35-4593) [16-3-0,98]          (35-4593) [16-3-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOUSE JHEREG (42)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LEGIONS OF HELL (393)       49
2. REDNECK JIHAD (411)         45      HOUSE JHEREG (42)
3. 4-LETTER TUMS' (407)        19      Unchartered Team
4. WEIRD STUDENTS (214)         0
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (153)       -5      REDNECK JIHAD (411)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*REDNECK JIHAD (411)        3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 HOUSE JHEREG (42)         8  2 2
 2/ 1*4-LETTER TUMS' (407)      17  10  2 63.0   2/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)     7  8 0
 3/ 2 HOUSE JHEREG (42)        428 270 31 61.3   3/ 3*4-LETTER TUMS' (407)      5  1 0
 4/ 3 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)    449 344 30 56.6   4/ 0*REDNECK JIHAD (411)       3  0 0
 5/ 0 LEGIONS OF HELL (393)      9   7  0 56.3   5/ 0 LEGIONS OF HELL (393)     1  0 0
 6- 5 WEIRD STUDENTS (214)      45  47  0 48.9   6- 4 WEIRD STUDENTS (214)      1  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

     Well, what are you looking at, MURSKA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see SKEETER AL-AZIZ win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, VENOMOUS 
CONCUBINE beat VILMOS and VILMOS lost 16 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's 
out with the old, in with the new, as TORTURE takes the Title and last week's bar tab 
from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I 
telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, MURSKA?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  PHILANTHROPISTS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was HOUSE JHEREG.  Ha ha ha ha!  
PACIFIST was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  And now a passing thought on a warrior dying young 
(SAM SWORD of PHILANTHROPISTS):  You had your chance and now you're dead.  Oh well... 
Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds 
of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in MURSKA to get a drink than The Howling Wolf! 
Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
MURSKA.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the 
kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JENICOR 4593                 16   3  0    98       HOUSE JHEREG (42)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOFTIS 4571                  13   8  0    89       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
 PACIFIST 3939                20   9  0    88       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
 THEROD 4047                  11   6  0    86       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
 VILMOS 4579                  17   4  0    85       HOUSE JHEREG (42)
-ANGRY ANTHONY 4609            6   7  0    74       WEIRD STUDENTS (214)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAT 4588                     6   3  0    66       4-LETTER TUMS' (407)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRICKLY PETE 4607            10   4  0    56       WEIRD STUDENTS (214)
 HARV 4587                     5   4  1    55       4-LETTER TUMS' (407)
-MAD MAXINE 2152              11  11  0    54       WEIRD STUDENTS (214)
 WBTS 4586                     6   3  1    46       4-LETTER TUMS' (407)
-BUBBY BARB 4621               7   5  0    36       WEIRD STUDENTS (214)
-DEADBEAT DAN 4680             4   2  0    36       WEIRD STUDENTS (214)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKLOS 4685                   2   0  2    33       HOUSE JHEREG (42)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DWENZER 4224                  3   2  0    21       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
 SKEETER AL-AZIZ 4626          1   0  0    17       REDNECK JIHAD (411)
 MUSTAFA JENKINS 4623          1   0  0    15       REDNECK JIHAD (411)
 JETHRO AL-HABIB 4639          1   0  0    13       REDNECK JIHAD (411)
 GNARL HAND ORC 4687           0   1  0     1       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SAM SWORD 4686          2  1 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 153  MIKLOS 4685           754   
SUNRISE VICTORY 4429    2  1 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 153  MIKLOS 4685           753   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAM SWORD was viciously butchered by MIKLOS in a 1 minute amateur's Bloodfeud fight.
THEROD was savagely defeated by JENICOR in a exciting 3 minute Challenge Title melee.
LOFTIS lost to TORTURE in a 2 minute master's brawl.
VILMOS was savagely defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
CHALER viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 5 minute brutal master's fight.
PACIFIST unbelievably bested DRAT in a action packed 3 minute one-sided competition.
HARV vanquished DWENZER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WBTS overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JETHRO AL-HABIB overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SKEETER AL-AZIZ handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MUSTAFA JENKINS demolished GNARL HAND ORC in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   2 -  0      87  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   3 -  2      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  10 -  0      33  |

Turn 754 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    JENICOR 4593               16   3  0   98 HOUSE JHEREG (42)
STRIKING ATTACK  LOFTIS 4571                13   8  0   89 HOUSE JHEREG (42)
TOTAL PARRY      PACIFIST 3939              20   9  0   88 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
BASHING ATTACK   THEROD 4047                11   6  0   86 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
SLASHING ATTACK  DRAT 4588                   6   3  0   66 4-LETTER TUMS' (407)
PARRY-LUNGE      WBTS 4586                   6   3  1   46 4-LETTER TUMS' (407)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JENICOR 4593.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JENICOR 4593.  The ten other most popular fighters were DRAT 4588, MUSTAFA 
JENKINS 4623, THEROD 4047, LOFTIS 4571, PACIFIST 3939, HARV 4587, WBTS 4586, JETHRO 
AL-HABIB 4639, SKEETER AL-AZIZ 4626, and SAM SWORD 4686.

The least popular fighter this week was GNARL HAND ORC 4687.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DWENZER 4224, VILMOS 4579, MIKLOS 4685, SAM SWORD 4686, SKEETER 
AL-AZIZ 4626, JETHRO AL-HABIB 4639, WBTS 4586, HARV 4587, PACIFIST 3939, and LOFTIS 
4571.

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

TORTURE (35-4368) LEGIONS OF HELL (393)
CHALER (35-4572) HOUSE JHEREG (42)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOM THUMB 3791 (156-73-1)              4  3  0         THE BEARS            
GOSSAMER 3656 (105-62-1)               2  3  0         MMM BEER             

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEAR FOOT 3716 (77-45-2)               2  3  0         THE BEARS            
SECOND WATCH 4166 (56-58-1)            2  3  0         SEA DOGS             
THE LION KING 4124 (56-25-0)           0  3  0         IN THE JUNGLE        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TORTURE 4368 (8-4-0)                  10  3  0         LEGIONS OF HELL      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DONALD RIEGLE 4649 (8-10-2)            1  3  1         TAKE THE FIFTH       
CHALER 4572 (19-6-0)                   0  3  0         HOUSE JHEREG         
MAD MAXINE 2152 (11-10-0)              0  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANGRY ANTHONY 4609 (6-7-0)             3  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       
JENICOR 4593 (14-3-0)                  2  3  0         HOUSE JHEREG         
PRICKLY PETE 4607 (9-4-0)              2  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       
VILMOS 4579 (16-3-0)                   2  3  0         HOUSE JHEREG         
LOFTIS 4571 (12-7-0)                   1  3  0         HOUSE JHEREG         
BUBBY BARB 4621 (7-4-0)                0  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DRAT 4588 (5-2-0)                      4  3  0         4-LETTER TUMS'       
DEADBEAT DAN 4680 (4-1-0)              2  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       
HARV 4587 (3-4-1)                      2  3  0         4-LETTER TUMS'       
ROBERT BLAKE 4644 (2-1-0)              0  3  0         TAKE THE FIFTH       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JERICHO DARK 4431 (0-0-0)              3  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS 3    

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JETHRO AL-HABIB 4639 (0-0-0)           4  3  0         REDNECK JIHAD        
CK 4640 (0-0-0)                        1  3  0         ERRATA               
MIKLOS 4685 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         HOUSE JHEREG         
ROBERT MENENDEZ 4682 (0-0-0)           1  3  0         TAKE THE FIFTH       

   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