DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/21/2014    Duedate: 09/03/2014

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-705

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ASH
SOUL WARRIORS (159)
(38-3277) [19-11-1,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ASH                            POSITION IS EMPTY
SOUL WARRIORS (159)            
(38-3277) [19-11-1,132]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MENDARLIN VORO                 SOLDILLIA VRO
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-5059) [14-28-1,86]         (38-5102) [17-9-1,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SOUL WARRIORS (159)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SOUL WARRIORS (159)         24
2. JINDA-BAN (198)              8      SOUL WARRIORS (159)
3. BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)     0      Unchartered Team

                                       BLIND FURRY (187)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)  66  39  3 62.9   1/ 1 SOUL WARRIORS (159)      11  4 0
 2/ 2 SOUL WARRIORS (159)      363 284 14 56.1   2/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           8  7 1
 3/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)          831 %1059 22 44.0   3- 3 BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)  2  0 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 760): FIANNA QUINN of LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 642): PIKESTAVE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 765): JURY DUTY of MAJOR BUMMER (Coach, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 737): COTTONBALL of THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 761): HIGHWAY GAMBLER of IT'S ALL OVER NOW (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 756): CRUSADER of MACHINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 764): FROGLE ROCK of BATTLE FROGS 12-13 (Grimm, mgr)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 749): NOVA CAT of EMPIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 748): SUSHI HANGOVER of FISHY FISHY FISH (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 749): PACE VENTURA of PACE INVADERS (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 715): ALOYSIUS THE BEAR of MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 704): ASH of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 697): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 648): FROG BELLY LINT of BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): DYSLEXIC EDITOR of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 594): STREET RACER of PUBLIC NUISANCE (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): LEPER MESSIAH of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 642): KING OF DARKHOLM of THOSE WHO RULE
                                                   (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 760): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 642): THE RUNAROUND (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 765): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 737): THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 761): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 756): MEDAL OF HONOR 72 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 764): SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 749): JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 750): STONE COLD (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 749): PACE INVADER (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 715): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 704): SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 697): DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 648): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 594): STRIKER FORCE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 642): TOON INN et al (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 760): FIANNA QUINN of LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 764): GRUNT 10 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 737): COTTONBALL of THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 749): GENERAL KILLS of THE CEREAL KILLERS (?, mgr.)
               (turn 748): JOE MAMA of D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 703): DEFIANCE of BASH BROS CHILDREN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 648): HARGERD of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 594): STREET RACER of PUBLIC NUISANCE (Padre, mgr.)
                   (turn 593): LUDWIG MILT of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
                               KIM NEUW of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 278): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
                               FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail CLIFFHOME!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  And let's see, RHAH fought CONVICTED THIEF and gained 9 points and 
contributed to SOUL WARRIORS' 4-1-0.  Defending his title for another turn, ASH kept 
JINDA-BAN's warrior, MENDARLIN VORO, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that 
our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Choking Ogre?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, CLIFFHOME, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in CLIFFHOME, but never good to 
wear out my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in 
CLIFFHOME again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASH 3277                     19  11  1   132       SOUL WARRIORS (159)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VORONSAL MAUR 5068           22  16  0    93       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MENDARLIN VORO 5059          14  28  1    86       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SOLDILLIA VRO 5102           17   9  1    83       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENOCH 3242                   13  18  0    66       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
 CLEMENTINE 5100              10   5  2    64       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
 UNFORTUNATE RAKE 5111         6   0  1    57       SOUL WARRIORS (159)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEDTIME 5072                  8  16  0    40       BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)
 DEMORIN SAI 5135              5   6  0    34       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUNKER 5146                   2   5  0    30       JINDA-BAN (198)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AWAKE ALL NIGHT 5138          1   0  0    20       BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)
 RHAH 5152                     2   1  0    17       SOUL WARRIORS (159)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

20 August 14
SLAUGHTER CHALLENGE 2

Several years ago I ran a contest known as the "Slaughter Challenge" which was the
idea of a member of my alliance at the time.  We unfortunately lost him during a
robbery attempt at the store he worked at.  This November will mark the 10th
anniversary of his passing so I have decided to run the Slaughter Challenge again in
remembrance of him.

Rich Hammes was a member of my alliance, the Vendetta Cartel, and had sponsored me
into the alliance.  Rich was a common poster to both the Yahoo Duelmasters group as
well as the Duel2 boards and our Alliance's Yahoo group.  He went by the handle
GameOgre on the Duel2 boards and was known by the name Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest.
He was a very kind and thoughtful man who always had time to talk with not only his
alliance-mates but anyone else who wanted to discuss Duelmasters.  He also had time
to talk with anyone about personal life issues if he felt he could help.  He was a
daily, and prolific, poster to these sites and seemed to enjoy the interaction with
others regarding this game that he loved so much.

I would also like everyone to know that he spent several years in the US Navy serving
on a Nuclear attack Submarine in protection of our nation.  He was well loved, and
well known, by the community in which he lived even spending time at a local Ice
Cream Shop around closing time to assure that the lady who owned the store was safe
as she was often alone when she closed her shop.  He was a well known and much loved
member of his local community.  His death was grieved by his local San Diego
community where they held a candle-light vigil for him and many expressed their
disbelief that he was gone.  These are just a scant few examples of what a kind and
caring man he was and why not only our gaming community lost a great deal on that
fateful day, but also shows why there was tremendous sadness among the community in
which he lived.

It is near to 10 years since his passing and there are many times I wonder, "What
would Rich think about this...."  I miss my friend dearly to this day and I hope you
will come join us in this contest idea which he himself came up with.  He thought we
should all learn to appreciate what Jorja does to keep our smaller arenas alive and
populated!

The contest will be held in Morya, arena 28, beginning on the turn that is due on
November 6th, 2014 (turn 378 I believe).  Tourney participation is not allowed during
the contest but the contest will start after the fall Mailer so you can get your
warriors a few fight experience should you choose to.  The timing of the contest was
done to allow entry into the fall mailer.

The rules are fairly simple and inspired to let us all feel what it is like to run
warriors like Jorja does.  Her teams across Alastari may sometimes be taken for
granted so this contest will allow us to appreciate her teams a little better as they
populate the arenas we fight in.

The Rules--

There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single
use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  Win or lose the Dark
Arena is allowed but once, so if you want your warrior dead be sure and throw the
fight!

The contest will last for 12 turns.  May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena
fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights
count in the scoring.  It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-
in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior.  This will be a test of
basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well.

If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior
entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death,
cannot score points!  The one exception are the dead tourneys.  Should you wish you
may enter your warriors in dead tourneys, since they are not a member of your team,
or even the living, at the time.  The warrior may even return to the contest if a
natural opening can be found for it, or you choose to use your Dark Arena fight to
make that opening (if you still have that option left).  Break the no DA, challenge,
or avoid rules and you will be DQed as soon as the transgression is discovered.  To
keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with
these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the
second time gets you DQed.  This also counts if it is found you bring a second team
in for the purpose of making challenges; you will be DQed.

Scoring is as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
  personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written from
  one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get
  the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)
-5 points and the loss of that warrior's slot for scoring the remainder of the
  contest for entering a warrior into a REGULAR tourney (again DEAD tourney is open)

The Prizes:
1st place -- +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
  favorite knowledge
2nd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior

Iron Manager Award -- Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

The bonus potions and favorites knowledge must be used on warriors with 5 FE or more
and MUST be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.  The resurrection potion
must be used within 6 months of the end of the contest but may be used on any warrior
regardless of FE.  ALL prizes must be used on the contest team, they are NOT
transferable to another team!

If you wish to participate please notify Street Legal via Personal Ad in arena 28, on
the Duel2 forums, or in Chatzy!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ASH devastated MENDARLIN VORO in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
VORONSAL MAUR won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute uneven battle.
SOLDILLIA VRO subdued ENOCH in a 2 minute expert's fight.
CLEMENTINE devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
UNFORTUNATE RAKE savagely defeated JUNKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
DEMORIN SAI vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
RHAH overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  12 -  3      66  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  21 -  4      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 705 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ASH 3277                   19  11  1  132 SOUL WARRIORS (159)
WALL OF STEEL    VORONSAL MAUR 5068         22  16  0   93 JINDA-BAN (198)
LUNGING ATTACK   CLEMENTINE 5100            10   5  2   64 SOUL WARRIORS (159)
STRIKING ATTACK  UNFORTUNATE RAKE 5111       6   0  1   57 SOUL WARRIORS (159)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MENDARLIN VORO 5059.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SOLDILLIA VRO 5102.  The ten other most popular fighters were UNFORTUNATE 
RAKE 5111, DEMORIN SAI 5135, ASH 3277, VORONSAL MAUR 5068, ENOCH 3242, CLEMENTINE 
5100, RHAH 5152, MENDARLIN VORO 5059, JUNKER 5146, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JUNKER 5146.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MENDARLIN VORO 5059, RHAH 5152, CLEMENTINE 5100, ENOCH 3242, VORONSAL 
MAUR 5068, ASH 3277, DEMORIN SAI 5135, UNFORTUNATE RAKE 5111, SOLDILLIA VRO 5102, and 
0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ASH (38-3277) SOUL WARRIORS (159)