DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/04/2008    Duedate: 08/16/2008

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-603

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WAIF
SWEORDMASTERS (138)
(1-8160) [15-3-0,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WAIF                           TONY SIRAGUSA
SWEORDMASTERS (138)            BETTER OFF DEAD (590)
(1-8160) [15-3-0,139]          (1-7882) [7-2-0,93]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WAIF                           WAIF
SWEORDMASTERS (138)            SWEORDMASTERS (138)
(1-8160) [15-3-0,139]          (1-8160) [15-3-0,139]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SWEORDMASTERS (138)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (575)              21
2. EVIL BEAVERS (610)          19      SWEORDMASTERS (138)
3. LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)       14      Unchartered Team
4. MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)      13
5. FULL SPECTRUM (611)         12      EVIL BEAVERS (610)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*EVIL BEAVERS (610)         1   0  0  100   1/ 3 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       7  3 0
 2/ 1*BETTER OFF DEAD (590)      7   2  0 77.8   2/ 4 SEA DOGS (575)            7  7 0
 3/ 0*FULL SPECTRUM (611)        2   1  0 66.7   3/ 2 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)     5  2 2
 4/ 2 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      533 470 60 53.1   4/ 1 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    5  4 0
 5/ 3 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   287 264 50 52.1   5/ 5*BETTER OFF DEAD (590)     2  1 0
 6/ 4 SEA DOGS (575)           146 137  7 51.6   6/ 0*EVIL BEAVERS (610)        1  0 0
 7/ 5 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)    424 417 53 50.4   7/ 0*FULL SPECTRUM (611)       1  0 0

    '*'   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 602): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 610): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 606): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 605): SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 609): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 601): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 593): BLUE MOON of RUN AND HYDE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 592): DANTE FURIOSO of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 566): SALLI VOSS of MIDDLE WAY 13 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 556): CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 491): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 236): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 224): IMMACULATECONCEPTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 440): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 484): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 602): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 610): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 606): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 605): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 606): THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): BONSUR BABES ROCK (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 601): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 593): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 592): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 566): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 556): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 491): DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 236): RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 224): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 440): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 484) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 601): KOOK AROCHA of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 606): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 593): MARV JR of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 566): RIREMA of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (turn 541): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): BLADERUNNER of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 236): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly MORDANT games.  Former top team MANNEQUIN'S BEST was 
unseated this week as SWEORDMASTERS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 2-1-0 record for the round.  JETSAM caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested MIASMA and was awarded 24 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, JETSAM put down MIASMA, causing her to lose 
13 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has WAIF in the past laid 
claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers 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 MORDANT.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in MORDANT 
these days is SEA DOGS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Apparently the stalwarts of SWEORDMASTERS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  MIASMA take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in MORDANT.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAIF 8160                    15   3  0   139       SWEORDMASTERS (138)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HONEST JILES 7576            12   2  0   115       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
 JETSAM 8172                  11   9  1   108       SEA DOGS (575)
-WAYWARD SON 8180              9   0  2   103       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 TONY SIRAGUSA 7882            7   2  0    93       BETTER OFF DEAD (590)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIASMA 8104                  22   5  0    78       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 RECESS 8241                  10   2  2    69       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WYRD 8156                     8   6  0    58       SWEORDMASTERS (138)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAJOR PAYNE 8295              6   0  1    53       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
 HAMFIST 8292                  5   0  0    49       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-COPPER JOHN 8279              4   0  0    47       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POOP DECK GUY 8274            2   6  1    32       SEA DOGS (575)
 RUM RUNNER 8296               3   2  0    31       SEA DOGS (575)
 BLACK 8252                    2   1  0    29       FULL SPECTRUM (611)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOOMTAIL 8249                 1   0  0    19       EVIL BEAVERS (610)
 FLOTSAM 8289                  3   3  0    12       SEA DOGS (575)
 LANDLUBBER 8309               1   1  0     4       SEA DOGS (575)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
17591717145 8307        0  1 0 LAB EXPERIMENTS 261  UNDEAD WARRIOR        603  NONE
111114151797 8315       0  1 0 MANNEQUIN'S BEST 537 BLACK ORC             603  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

17 July 2008
All -- Many of you know me and many more don't, but I will be scarce for a few
months.  I am relocating, so look for my presence online!  As my will, so mote it
be! -- Abraxis

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
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                                 *TURF WAR VI RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2008 (10 turns)

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
            (DM 47) newsletter.
        2.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their
            alliance;
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate
        2.  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 will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until a Gift Certificate is received.
                   No EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
                   the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified
                   by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No multiple teams or
                   aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate
                   disqualification from the Turf War (so be sure to take any
                   multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams that do not properly
                   declare 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 scoring
                   will not begin until Turn 3.  All conditions must be met before
                   scoring will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift
                   Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 5 of
                   the Turf War.
               f.  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.

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge        +2     -2     +5       -5
Match Up         +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud        +2     -5     +5      -10

Champion         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*     +10     -5     xx       xx
*After 2nd win, warrior scores no points for wins

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2
Style Master                                     +2
Duelmaster                                       +2

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must be in the Adepts bracket or lower on the turn they are
         declared, and may NOT have gone above Adepts level at any time; this
         includes teams transferred into North Fork for the Turf War.

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is ALLOWED and encouraged.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) wins such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 50 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points for TVs and TCs will be applied the Turn after RSI posts
            tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e., if the
            results post on North Fork turn 275, points will be credited on North
            Fork turn 276 to the applicable teams).

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 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.
        3.  There will be a maximum of seven (7) teams allowed per alliance for the
            Turf War.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
            without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is a "winner take all" contest.  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance.  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.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters (one for each manager in the winning
            alliance);
        3.  Known Favorites for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance
            (warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have
            at least one arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus potion for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each manager who fights in all 10 rounds
            AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a living
            warrior from (DM 47)
These awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee) within 4
turns of the end of TW VI.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  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 via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

Contest will begin in November following the Fall Mail In Tournament.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

17591717145 was dealt death by UNDEAD WARRIOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
111114151797 was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
WAIF savagely defeated TONY SIRAGUSA in a action packed 2 minute bloody Title fight.
MIASMA was devastated by JETSAM in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
RECESS slimly lost to TIEN-SHU OF GENRAI in a 2 minute gory duel.
HAMFIST devastated LIEUTENANT WOREL in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
WYRD defeated POOP DECK GUY in a action packed 1 minute melee.
MAJOR PAYNE viciously subdued LIEUTENANT WOREL in a action packed 2 minute gory duel.
FLOTSAM was vanquished by BLACK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RUM RUNNER overpowered GESHI SCRIVENER in a 1 minute uneven match.
LANDLUBBER was overpowered by DOOMTAIL 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   8 -  3      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  14 -  5      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        23 -  22 -  1      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   8 -  1      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 603 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  WAIF 8160                  15   3  0  139 SWEORDMASTERS (138)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       JETSAM 8172                11   9  1  108 SEA DOGS (575)
TOTAL PARRY      MIASMA 8104                22   5  0   78 SWEORDMASTERS (138)
LUNGING ATTACK   RECESS 8241                10   2  2   69 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
BASHING ATTACK   HAMFIST 8292                5   0  0   49 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WAIF 8160.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WAIF 8160.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAJOR PAYNE 8295, JETSAM 8172, 
111114151797 8315, POOP DECK GUY 8274, WYRD 8156, TONY SIRAGUSA 7882, RECESS 8241, 
HAMFIST 8292, BLACK 8252, and RUM RUNNER 8296.

The least popular fighter this week was LANDLUBBER 8309.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FLOTSAM 8289, MIASMA 8104, 17591717145 8307, DOOMTAIL 8249, RUM RUNNER 
8296, BLACK 8252, HAMFIST 8292, RECESS 8241, TONY SIRAGUSA 7882, and WYRD 8156.