DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/06/2008    Duedate: 10/18/2008

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-490

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAND OF GOD
TEAM HAVOK (645)
(2-5466) [10-8-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAND OF GOD                    GELATIN KOALA
TEAM HAVOK (645)               062408M (656)
(2-5466) [10-8-0,115]          (2-5556) [1-0-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAROLUE                        GROND
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5464) [20-17-1,84]          (2-5540) [7-3-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TEAM HAVOK (645)            44
2. 062408M (656)               21      TEAM HAVOK (645)
3. WIDE WORLD OF... (653)       0      Unchartered Team
4. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)      -20
                                       062408M (656)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WIDE WORLD OF... (653)     4   0  0  100   1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     9  6 0
 2/ 0*062408M (656)              1   0  0  100   2/ 3 TEAM HAVOK (645)          6  3 0
 3/ 2 TEAM HAVOK (645)          59  55  5 51.8   3- 2*WIDE WORLD OF... (653)    2  0 0
 4/ 3 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    632 741 20 46.0   4/ 0*062408M (656)             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 607): RECESS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 489): HAND OF GOD of TEAM HAVOK (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 615): LAMERIDHOR SKO of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 610): SLINKY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 614): AGNAR of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 611): CHIOS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 606): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 597): FROO-FROO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 596): KORLAC of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 560): DIONYSUS of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 251): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 544): MOIST TOWELETTE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 459): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 238): RAVENZ of RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 226): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 445): RUSSIAN BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 489): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 607): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 489): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 615): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 610): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 614): THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 611): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 606): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 597): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 596): DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 560): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 251): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 544): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 495): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 238): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 226): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 445): THE MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 489) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 488): DOLOVOR of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 615): LAMERIDHOR SKO of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 614): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 610): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 596): PAPA ROTZI of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                (turn 595): JB BLAH of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 594): KNOTHANDLER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 459): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for NIANIA.  MVP award for GELATIN KOALA?  
062408M's proud of her after beating GULBY and getting 21 points.  Talk about yer big 
time losers!  DIVINE ASSASSIN got smashed by KESTRATLAK, and lost 1 points!  Don't 
you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think HAND OF GOD should let HAROLUE be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said 
NIANIA's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at Jim's Tap Room?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  For sure, I 
was holding my breath when I found out HAND OF HELL challenged GALLORDIN.  After all, 
haven't TEAM HAVOK and THE GOLDEN FISH had a long standing duel in NIANIA?  It wasn't 
a spectacular fight, or anything, but GALLORDIN wants me to write about it since he 
was defeated by HAND OF HELL.  Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAND OF GOD 5466             10   8  0   115       TEAM HAVOK (645)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAND OF HELL 5456            10  14  1    88       TEAM HAVOK (645)
 HAROLUE 5464                 20  17  1    84       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALLORDIN 5486               15  15  0    65       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 GROND 5540                    7   3  0    64       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-HORMONAL GROWTH 5534          4   0  0    62       WIDE WORLD OF... (653)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KESTRATLAK 5511              12   6  0    44       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 GENDER BENDER 5497            6   4  0    38       TEAM HAVOK (645)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIVINE ASSASSIN 5499          4   4  1    31       TEAM HAVOK (645)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GELATIN KOALA 5556            1   0  0    21       062408M (656)
 LORD'S FURY 5557              1   0  0     8       TEAM HAVOK (645)
 GULBY 5558                    0   1  0     1       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hormonal Growth -- A lot of that going around.  Too bad nobody grows in intelligence
and wisdom due to hormones, eh? -- Kestratlak

Hand of God -- Over to you, chum. -- Dolovor
P.S.  Odd, I never use "chum" in ordinary speech.  It must be some kind of graduation
effect.

Veteran Mercenary.  Like this is a surprise?  We fight him so often, you could call
him a Veteran Opponent. -- Harolue

I'm glad I don't have a job that requires me to fight twice in one day. -- Gallordin

Gender Bender -- Sounds intriguing.  Which gender are you bending, and in what
direction? -- Grond

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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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

HAND OF HELL devastated GALLORDIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HAND OF GOD handily defeated HAROLUE in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
GROND won victory over GENDER BENDER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.
KESTRATLAK defeated DIVINE ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute fight.
GELATIN KOALA bested GULBY in a 3 minute brawl.
LORD'S FURY won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  10 -  2      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 490 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  HAND OF GOD 5466           10   8  0  115 TEAM HAVOK (645)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAROLUE 5464               20  17  1   84 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
BASHING ATTACK   GROND 5540                  7   3  0   64 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
WALL OF STEEL    KESTRATLAK 5511            12   6  0   44 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
TOTAL PARRY      GENDER BENDER 5497          6   4  0   38 TEAM HAVOK (645)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HAROLUE 5464.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GROND 5540.  The ten other most popular fighters were GELATIN KOALA 5556, HAND OF 
HELL 5456, KESTRATLAK 5511, GULBY 5558, HAND OF GOD 5466, LORD'S FURY 5557, GALLORDIN 
5486, HAROLUE 5464, GENDER BENDER 5497, and DIVINE ASSASSIN 5499.

The least popular fighter this week was DIVINE ASSASSIN 5499.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GENDER BENDER 5497, HAROLUE 5464, GALLORDIN 5486, LORD'S FURY 
5557, HAND OF GOD 5466, GULBY 5558, KESTRATLAK 5511, HAND OF HELL 5456, GELATIN KOALA 
5556, and GROND 5540.