DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/20/2015    Duedate: 09/16/2015

KYR'TERR ARENA

DM-71    TURN-292

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RED SOX
AL EAST (765)
(71-6745) [7-1-0,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ULTIMATE MIME FIGHT            RED SOX
BAD COMBINATIONS (716)         AL EAST (765)
(71-6353) [13-5-0,83]          (71-6745) [7-1-0,84]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BOBBY JENKS                    BETSY ROSS
WS ARMS '05 (699)              SECOND CHANCES (558)
(71-6134) [11-4-0,57]          (71-5134) [2-1-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD COMBINATIONS (716)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SECOND CHANCES (558)        60
2. AL EAST (765)               29      BOMBS AWAY (694)
3. SAY AGAIN (760)              8      Unchartered Team
4. BAD COMBINATIONS (716)       7
5. WS ARMS '05 (699)            5      SAY AGAIN (760)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SAY AGAIN (760)            5   0  0  100   1/ 2 BAD COMBINATIONS (716)    6  2 1
 2/ 0 BOMBS AWAY (694)          22   3  5 88.0   2/ 4*AL EAST (765)             4  0 0
 3/ 2 CORDIALS (718)            23   5  1 82.1   3/ 0 SECOND CHANCES (558)      3  1 1
 4/ 3 WS ARMS '05 (699)         32  10  3 76.2   4/ 5 CORDIALS (718)            3  1 0
 5/ 4 BAD COMBINATIONS (716)    40  13  2 75.5   5- 1 NIGHTHAWKS (387)          3  7 2
 6/ 5*AL EAST (765)             11   5  0 68.8   6/ 7 WS ARMS '05 (699)         2  0 0
 7- 6*TRIBE FRACTAL LUX (785)    7   4  0 63.6   7/ 8*SAY AGAIN (760)           2  0 0
 8/ 0 SECOND CHANCES (558)      52  41  5 55.9   8/ 0 BOMBS AWAY (694)          1  0 1
 9- 8 NEW BLOOD (665)           60  86 12 41.1   9- 9 NEW BLOOD (665)           1  1 0
10- 9 NIGHTHAWKS (387)         108 174 19 38.3  10- 3*TRIBE FRACTAL LUX (785)   0  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

     Well, what are you looking at, KYR'TERR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, NIGHTHAWKS, since BAD 
COMBINATIONS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for TRIBE FRACTAL LUX, 
whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 7 into 10th.  Ha!  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see THOMAS JEFFERSON win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  
Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, TORNADO GOLFING has lost the 
Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, 
in with the new, as RED SOX takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Swinging Aardvark, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From KYR'TERR's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  BOMBS AWAY has cause to pause today, as HALIFAX was 
sent to the Dark Arena, and came back--though not in the best of moods, I'll wager.  
Whoa!  I'll even buy BETSY ROSS a drink tonight!  Anyone who can come back from the 
Dark Arena, I want to be on hers good side!  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the KYR'TERR arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of KYR'TERR.  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                  
 RED SOX 6745                  7   1  0    84       AL EAST (765)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TORNADO GOLFING 6351         11   2  0   141       BAD COMBINATIONS (716)
-BALLROOM DENTISTRY 6350      15   3  1   123       BAD COMBINATIONS (716)
-DUSTIN HERMANSON 6133        13   4  1    91       WS ARMS '05 (699)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIRTY GIRL SCOUT 6363        15   1  0    83       CORDIALS (718)
 ULTIMATE MIME FIGHT 6353     13   5  0    83       BAD COMBINATIONS (716)
-RONEN 6048                   10   8  1    68       NIGHTHAWKS (387)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY REDUNDANT WOMAN 6722     5   0  0    58       SAY AGAIN (760)
 BOBBY JENKS 6134             11   4  0    57       WS ARMS '05 (699)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORIOLE 6747                   4   4  0    50       AL EAST (765)
-LANCASTER 6103                4   0  0    45       BOMBS AWAY (694)
-ZEALOT 5852                   4   4  0    39       NEW BLOOD (665)
 PINK SQUIRREL 6361            4   0  0    36       CORDIALS (718)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VEDA 6912                     3   1  2    33       NIGHTHAWKS (387)
 BETSY ROSS 5134               2   1  1    33       SECOND CHANCES (558)
-SILENT MONK 6362              3   0  0    31       CORDIALS (718)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOBY LOO 6909                 2   0  0    22       TRIBE FRACTAL LUX (785)
-STRATOFORTRESS 6104           3   1  0    20       BOMBS AWAY (694)
 PATRICK HENRY 5136            2   1  0    20       SECOND CHANCES (558)
 THOMAS JEFFERSON 5135         1   0  0    20       SECOND CHANCES (558)
-MINDEE 6248                   2   0  0    19       NEW BLOOD (665)
 SAM ADAMS 5138                1   6  1    15       SECOND CHANCES (558)
-CALIYOW MANIFLO 6907          1   1  0    13       TRIBE FRACTAL LUX (785)
-JAYHAWK 7040                  1   0  1    11       NIGHTHAWKS (387)
-DYSON 7039                    1   1  0    10       NIGHTHAWKS (387)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IMPULSE 5850                  1   3  0     6       NEW BLOOD (665)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CHERRY KISS 6864        0  1 0 CORDIALS 718         JAYHAWK 7040          291   
HIGH ELF                0  0 0 DARK ARENA           BETSY ROSS 5134       292  NONE
DAGGER 6031            13  8 2 NIGHTHAWKS 387       BALLROOM DENTIST 6350 291   
LITTLE WING 6908        2  1 0 TRIBE FRACTAL LU 785 VEDA 6912             290   
WATERFALL 6910          1  1 0 TRIBE FRACTAL LU 785 VEDA 6912             289   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HALIFAX butchered SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BETSY ROSS viciously butchered HIGH ELF in a action packed 6 minute Dark Arena battle.
ULTIMATE MIME FIGHT defeated VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 3 minute master's duel.
RED SOX overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
LADY REDUNDANT WOMAN devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BOBBY JENKS savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 2 minute bloody struggle.
ORIOLE handily defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
PINK SQUIRREL won victory over SAM ADAMS in a popular 3 minute gruesome duel.
PATRICK HENRY vanquished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
THOMAS JEFFERSON handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   6 -  4      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  13 -  3      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  15 -  2      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 292 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-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RED SOX 6745                7   1  0   84 AL EAST (765)
TOTAL PARRY      ULTIMATE MIME FIGHT 6353   13   5  0   83 BAD COMBINATIONS (716)
AIMED BLOW       PINK SQUIRREL 6361          4   0  0   36 CORDIALS (718)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BOBBY JENKS 6134.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BETSY ROSS 5134.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAM ADAMS 5138, 
BOBBY JENKS 6134, PINK SQUIRREL 6361, PATRICK HENRY 5136, LADY REDUNDANT WOMAN 6722, 
ORIOLE 6747, ULTIMATE MIME FIGHT 6353, RED SOX 6745, THOMAS JEFFERSON 5135, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was THOMAS JEFFERSON 5135.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RED SOX 6745, ULTIMATE MIME FIGHT 6353, ORIOLE 6747, LADY 
REDUNDANT WOMAN 6722, PATRICK HENRY 5136, PINK SQUIRREL 6361, BOBBY JENKS 6134, SAM 
ADAMS 5138, BETSY ROSS 5134, and  0.

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

HALIFAX (71-6106) BOMBS AWAY (694)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LV

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIG DADDY KANE 285 (61-48-2)           4  3  0         RAP ATTACKS          

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OPAL RAVIOLI 6687 (32-31-0)            0  3  0         011808F              

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AFTERSHOCK 294 (42-31-0)               3  3  0         SLAMMA JAMMA         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DAEMYN 2940 (25-10-0)                  5  3  0         WRATHMEN XXV         

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MIROI CHANG 2936 (5-3-0)               1  3  0         ARENAS II            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DIRTY GIRL SCOUT 6363 (15-1-0)         6  3  0         CORDIALS             
FRANK THOMAS 6128 (13-6-0)             4  3  0         WS BATS '05          
RICK MONDAY 6110 (16-2-1)              4  3  0         HEART BREAKERS       
HALIFAX 6106 (14-2-4)                  3  3  0         BOMBS AWAY           
BALLROOM DENTISTRY 6350 (14-3-0)       2  3  0         BAD COMBINATIONS     
SCOTT PODSEDNIK 6126 (15-0-0)          2  3  0         WS BATS '05          
ULTIMATE MIME FIGHT 6353 (11-5-0)      1  3  0         BAD COMBINATIONS     
DUSTIN HERMANSON 6133 (13-4-1)         0  3  0         WS ARMS '05          

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOBBY JENKS 6134 (9-4-0)               1  3  0         WS ARMS '05          

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LADY REDUNDANT WOMAN 6722 (3-0-0)      6  3  0         SAY AGAIN            
PINK SQUIRREL 6361 (2-0-0)             4  3  0         CORDIALS             
RED SOX 6745 (5-1-0)                   2  3  0         AL EAST              
ORIOLE 6747 (2-4-0)                    0  3  0         AL EAST              

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SILENT MONK 6362 (2-0-0)               6  3  0         CORDIALS             

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHERRY KISS 6864 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         CORDIALS             

   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