DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/08/2018    Duedate: 06/21/2018

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-623

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LIL D'FIELD
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-3307) [10-10-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIL D'FIELD                    KATNISS
SAND DANCERS (68)              FAMOUS ARCHERS (360)
(78-3307) [10-10-0,90]         (78-3323) [8-1-0,77]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SKIPPIT                        BILL BOARD
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-3265) [14-23-0,66]         (78-3315) [1-8-0,12]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FAMOUS ARCHERS (360)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FAMOUS ARCHERS (360)        29
2. SAND DANCERS (68)           11      HOWLIN MARTYRS (359)
3. HOWLIN MARTYRS (359)         6      Unchartered Team
4. V IS FOR VIOLINS (354)       4
                                       FAMOUS ARCHERS (360)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HOWLIN MARTYRS (359)       9   1  1 90.0   1/ 1*FAMOUS ARCHERS (360)      8  1 0
 2/ 2*FAMOUS ARCHERS (360)      24   9  0 72.7   2/ 2 V IS FOR VIOLINS (354)    3  0 0
 3/ 3 V IS FOR VIOLINS (354)    16  10  1 61.5   3/ 3 HOWLIN MARTYRS (359)      3  0 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68)        %1272 %1459 41 46.6   4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68)         3 12 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Aight.  I'm outtie.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in LIN TIRIAN this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, KATNISS fought KUNG-FU MASTER 
and gained 15 points and contributed to FAMOUS ARCHERS' 3-0-0.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and FRACAS remains LIN TIRIAN's top warrior for 
another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that The Lost Hope Inn uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the V IS FOR VIOLINS stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on LIN TIRIAN, what are you afraid of?  And guess who 
avoided V IS FOR VIOLINS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was FAMOUS ARCHERS.  
Anyone surprised?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIL D'FIELD 3307             10  10  0    90       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELIAL ERNESTO 3319           9   1  1    80       HOWLIN MARTYRS (359)
 KATNISS 3323                  8   1  0    77       FAMOUS ARCHERS (360)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKIPPIT 3265                 14  23  0    66       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUSAN PEVENSIE 3339           4   1  0    42       FAMOUS ARCHERS (360)
 ARC D'WOOF 3309              10   9  1    40       SAND DANCERS (68)
-LARA CROFT 3328               4   0  0    38       FAMOUS ARCHERS (360)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILLIAM TELL 3325             7   2  0    25       FAMOUS ARCHERS (360)
 EYELENE 3326                  4   5  0    24       SAND DANCERS (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUMPUS 3314                   1   0  0    13       V IS FOR VIOLINS (354)
 BILL BOARD 3315               1   8  0    12       SAND DANCERS (68)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fracas, you did it! Great job! -- Arrowhead

Bill Board and Eye Lene, yeah, but I am a cute fictional offensive genderless archer 
dwarf. So, there! -- Susan

So, Bill, take THAT! Phbbbttttt! -- Susan Pevensie

Eyelene, you are the apple of my eye, and you know how much I looooove apples. -- 
William Tell

Arc D'Woof, sorry to make you howl. -- Katnis

Health. Humility. Honor. Twack! -- Arrowhead

Oh. And, Fracas, bye bye. -- Arrowhead
P.S. Kudos

William Tell -- I like a good looking man, though you could be taller.  But it would 
be the act of a true gentleman to let ME win now and then. -- Eyelene

Fracas -- Darn.  One-shotted.  Ouch. -- Lil d'Field

Belial Ernesto -- I hate it when my eyes blaze.  It makes them so hot and dry. -- 
Skippit, reaching for the eyedrops

Katniss -- I see how this turn is trending.  Ugh.  Jorja's not going to be happy with 
us. -- Arc d'Woof

Susan Pevensie -- At least it was a TWO-shot. -- Bill Board, blown down

Only five total fights, us in every one here today, and we went oh-fer? Ouch. -- 
Eyelene

Our congratulations to Fracas. -- Jorja and the Sand Dancers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FRACAS bested LIL D'FIELD in a 3 minute bloody Title fight.
BELIAL ERNESTO won victory over SKIPPIT in a action packed 4 minute brutal battle.
KATNISS overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
ARC D'WOOF was savagely defeated by SUSAN PEVENSIE in a 1 minute fight.
WILLIAM TELL unbelievably bested BILL BOARD in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brutal fight.
EYELENE bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  23 -  1      23  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 623 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      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BELIAL ERNESTO 3319         9   1  1   80 HOWLIN MARTYRS (359)
SLASHING ATTACK  KATNISS 3323                8   1  0   77 FAMOUS ARCHERS (360)
STRIKING ATTACK  SUSAN PEVENSIE 3339         4   1  0   42 FAMOUS ARCHERS (360)
LUNGING ATTACK   ARC D'WOOF 3309            10   9  1   40 SAND DANCERS (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SKIPPIT 3265.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BILL BOARD 3315.  The ten other most popular fighters were BELIAL ERNESTO 3319, 
SKIPPIT 3265, LIL D'FIELD 3307, KATNISS 3323, SUSAN PEVENSIE 3339, WILLIAM TELL 3325, 
EYELENE 3326, ARC D'WOOF 3309,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ARC D'WOOF 3309.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EYELENE 3326, WILLIAM TELL 3325, SUSAN PEVENSIE 3339, KATNISS 3323, LIL 
D'FIELD 3307, SKIPPIT 3265, BELIAL ERNESTO 3319, BILL BOARD 3315,  0, and  0.

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

FRACAS (78-3236) V IS FOR VIOLINS (354)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, one additional warrior graduated from 
regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                   STOMP THIS! (82-22961) of ALL YOU ZOMBIES (3660)
                     SURGEON WARPATH (84-14457) of 060310U (2539)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                  TURF WAR XI EXTRAVAGANZA(TWIXIE)RULES (Rev 6-3-18)

                           (Estimated start T398, OCT 2018)

               Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, thrown-together alliances, or 
temporary alliances created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each 
alliance must:

    1.  Announce as Captain of an alliance in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter. (List 
        teams and managers in the three-team alliance. (Also designate alliance name.)
    2.  Announce in the newsletter which Captain/alliance your team is joining.
    3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:

    1.  Announcing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who are a part of their 
        alliance. Both Manager announcement and Captain announcement/confirmation are 
        required.
    2.  Distribution of certs should your alliance win the Turf War.
    3.  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:

    1.  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.)
    2.  Announce an intent to compete with their manager name, team name, and alliance 
        they will join in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter
    3.  Announcement made on the D2 Forums or Chatzy will not be accepted.

No alliance 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.             

All entry certs should be sent to Oz or The Consortium via RSI.

Only one (1) team per player/manager may compete in the Turf Wars, and only one team 
per player/manager may compete in North Fork DM47 during the Turf War.  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). NOTE: Since alliances require three teams, this would mean the 
remaining alliance/alliance members cannot score in the TW.

Any Turf War team must show/be posted/listed in the DM47 Newsletter just prior to 
their actual scoring/participation. (E.g. New teams, transfers, current teams must 
show up in the newsletter prior to the beginning of participation, allowing opponent 
knowledge and challenging/avoiding.) Manager/teams may not participate/score in the 
Turf War the same turn they are first posted in the newsletter. (So get your team in 
the newsletter early.)Clarifying: All teams MUST show up in the NL just prior to the 
first TW turn to be allowed to score in the first TW round. Teams do not have to run 
that turn prior to TW-T1, but will have had to run shortly before to allow their 
warriors to be visible in the newsletter just prior to TW-T1.

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, confirmation, and Gift Certificate 
received.

No declarations or confirmations 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.)

No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death or death 
in a tournament or graduation. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any 
point and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) 

SCORING will be as follows:

*  Only top two base score teams score/count per round per alliance.
*  Top one base score team per alliance scores twice (double).
*  Lowest team base score per alliance gets a ?pass? and does not score.
*  Team is disqualified for round scoring if fighting less than 5 fights. 
   (Exception:The turn after a Mailer or FTF where a death occurred to a TW 
   team/manager, the manager may fight only four and be scored. If multiple deaths, 
   then multiple ?non fight? exemptions occur for that turn after the tournament.)
*  If a team is disqualified from scoring, the remaining top one base score team 
   scores double and the lowest team gets a ?pass? and does not score.
*  If two disqualified teams occur, the third team cannot score double and only scores 
   single.

BASE SCORING =    W = +2       L = -1      K = +1       Death = 0  

Those scores are the same for match ups, up or down challenges, NPC matches, 
or Dark Arena fights. With these exceptions:

--- Each warrior is limited to two DA matches during the TW. A 3rd and subsequent DA 
    fight during the TW shall be scored at -5 points (win or lose.)
--- Alliance Match Up scored = 0 for each warrior. Kill point disallowed.
--- Intra Alliance Challenge scored = -1 for each warrior; no kill points may score.  
    (It is not the spirit of competition to challenge fellow members of the same 
    alliance. Hence, challenges as such will be scored as losses for both warriors 
    with no kill points awarded.)

First 6 rounds scores 1x.
End of round 6, top alliance adds 6 points. 2nd adds 4, 3rd adds 2, 4th adds 1.
Rounds 7 thru 9 scores 2x.
Final round 10 scores 3x.

Tournament Considerations:

    1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of 
        recognition for North Fork.
    2.  It is an opportunity to gain skills and preferred challenging within the Turf 
        War.

Special Considerations:

    1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
    2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If you 
        begin the Turf War with Alliance X, you must end the Turf War with Alliance X.  
        If you begin the Turf War with Team X, you must end the Turf War with Team X.
    3.  There will be a maximum of three (3) teams/managers allowed per alliance for 
        the Turf War VII. The minimum is three (3).
    4.  The Dark Arena may be used without penalty.(Limit twice per warrior.)
    5.  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 near "winner takes all" contest. It is the 
responsibility of the Captain of the winning alliance to distribute Gift Certificates.  
Moderators will submit a list of each manager winner to RSI at the completion of the 
contest for the non-Certificate and RSI awarded prizes, to then be claimed by the 
manager from RSI Customer Service within 6 months.

    *  Winning alliance gets 90% of the pooled certs.
    *  Individual Team with most wins in 10 rounds gets 10% of the pooled certs.
    *  RSI awards: (all must be applied to DM47 warriors, cannot create out-of-bounds 
       warrior, and one max prize applied to any warrior ? all within 6 months)(one 
       max prize means that if you win two prizes they cannot be applied to the same 
       warrior.)
    *  Winning alliance captain may choose two (each manager/team receives same prize 
       as chosen by captain):
       - Limited Damage Bump (bump one level damage) (warrior must have fought in the 
         TW)
       - Stat replace (remove 2 SZ, replace 2 to any other stat) (warrior must have 
         fought in the TW)
       - Choice Replacement (Receive 5 replacements, choose 1, delete 4)
       - Replacement stat swap (Replace/flip any 2 stats on one replacement)
    *  2nd place alliance captain may choose one (each manager/team receives same 
       prize as chosen by captain)
       - Favorite weapon (warrior must have fought in the TW)
       - Favorite rhythm (warrior must have participated in TW)
       - Free stat raise
    *  Participation Award to all teams/managers who fight 46 min fights (of 50):  
       2 skills (to one warrior)

These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderators within two weeks of round ten for 
individual claiming from RSI within 4 turns of the end of TWX. 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.  All questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be 
directed to Land of Oz or Darque Forces or Bash Bros Park via diplo in DM 47.  
Managers with internet access may send a private message to [The Consortium] or 
[Darque] or [Assur] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email questions, 
comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder@yahoo.com or wfms101@aol.com or or 
mikey.alexander@hisstrengthandwork.com

Addendum: 
Examples of scoring for clarification.
Code = win-loss-kill-death   (W = +2  L = -1  K = +1  Death = 0) 

Example #1:
Team A goes 2-3-0-0 (points = +4-3+0-0 = +1)
Team B goes 3-2-1-0 (points = +6-2+1-0 = +5)
Team C goes 2-3-2-0 (points = +4-3+2-0 = +3)
Team B top score, scores twice 2x+5 (+10)
Team A lowest score, does not score and gets a pass.
Team C, then, scores normal at (+3)
Alliance Score = 10 + 3 = +13

Example #2:
Team A goes 4-0-1-0 (points = +8-0+1-0 = +9)
Team B goes 3-2-0-0 (points = +6-2+0-0 = +4)
Team C goes 2-3-0-0 (points = +4-3+0-0 = +1)
Team A is disqualified from scoring having not fought five fights.
If a team is disqualified, then the top remaining team scores double while the lowest 
remaining score gets a ?pass?.
Team B top remaining score, scores twice = 2 x +4 (+8)
Team C lowest score, does not score and gets a pass.
Alliance Score = 8

Example #3
Team A goes 4-1-1-0 (points +8-1+1+0 = +8) 
However, Team A fought the DA for the 3rd time = -5.
Team A adjusted to (+8-1=1=0-5 = +3)
Team B goes 1-4+0-0 (points +2-4+0-0 = -2)
Team C goes 1-4+1-0 (points +2-4+1-0 = -1)
Team A top score, scores twice 2x+3 (+6)
Team B lowest score, does not score and gets a pass.
Team C, then, scores normal at (-1)
Alliance score = +6-1 = +5

Example #4
Team A goes 1-4-0-0 (points = +2-4+0-0 = -2)
Team B goes 1-4-0-0 (points = +2-4+0-0 = -2)
Team C goes 0-5-0-0 (points = +0-5+0-0 = -5)
Team A or B is top score and scores twice 2x-2 = -4
Team C lowest score, does not score and gets a pass.
Team B, then, scores normal at (-2)
Alliance score = -4-2 = -6

Example #5
Team A goes 3-2-0 with a winning match-up with Team B alliance mate.
Team B goes 2-3-1-0 with a winning and killing challenge to Team C alliance mate.
Team B also lost the alliance match-up with Team A.
Team C goes 1-4-0-1 having been killed in a challenge from alliance mate Team B
Team A points normally = +6-2+0-0 = +4, but one win was an alliance match-up which 
scores as 0, hence score = +4-2+0-0 = +2
Team B points normally = +4-3+1-0 = +2, but one loss was an alliance match up which 
counts as 0, and one winning kill was an intra alliance challenge which the win counts 
as -1 and the kill is negated. Hence Team B score = +1-2+0-0 = -1
Team C points normally = +2-4+0-0 = -2; with one loss and kill coming from an intra 
alliance challenge, but the IAC (intra alliance challenge) scores (-1)the same as a 
loss and there are no points scored for being killed, the +2-4+0-0 = (-2) stands.
Team A top score, scores twice 2x+2 (+4)
Team C lowest score, does not score and gets a pass.
Team B, then, scores normal at (-1)
Alliance score = +4-1 = +3

Remember: (W = +2  L = -1  K = +1  Death = 0) 
It only gets complicated with intra alliance match-ups (IAMs) and intra alliance 
challenges. (IACs)