DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/14/2013    Duedate: 10/26/2013

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-621

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PETER NETLEY
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5954) [10-5-0,73]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PETER NETLEY                   POSITION IS EMPTY
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          
(2-5954) [10-5-0,73]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETER NETLEY                   MINNOW
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
(2-5954) [10-5-0,73]           (2-5964) [5-5-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)       16
2. DUNGEON CELL (685)           0      THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       SYSTEMATIC (571)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    978 %1045 28 48.3   1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    12  3 1
 2- 4*DUNGEON CELL (685)        12  26  1 31.6   2- 2*DUNGEON CELL (685)        2  2 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 738): S... MC of RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 620): PETER NETLEY of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 743): PETE HARNISCH of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 715): QUEEN OF COOL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 739): SAIRY WELLS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 734): DOVAHKIIN of SKYRIM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 742): YORKE of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 727): SLITHERING IDIOT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 728): ACE of CONSORTIUM CREW (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 727): SEVN HELLS of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 693): ONE MIC of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 682): NILISMARIN SALM of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 317): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 676): KARMIC KUDZU of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 626): MOONDARK of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 299): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 292): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 572): SUBWAY of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 620): CRYSOPRASE of ILLFANG PACT (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 738): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 620): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 743): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 715): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 739): PLAY BALL (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 734): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 742): TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 727): THIRSTY THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 728): STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 727): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 693): STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 382): SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 317): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 676): DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 626): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 299): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 292): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 572): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 620) PLAY BALL et al (The Dealer, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 742): DAVID CONE of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 739): SAIRY WELLS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 727): HAMILCAR of BLOOD AND SAND (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 681): ZINA of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 676): KARMIC KUDZU of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)

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THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!
          THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!

     Gather your alliance-mates and friends.  Prepare your warriors and teams.  Turf
War NINE (TW9) is beginning the mid-Feb 2014 turn right after the winter Face in DM47
North Fork (currently MAMBOLAND).
     Alliances -- 2 to 4 teams
     Cost      -- two Rollup CERTS
     Prizes    -- certs, potions, honor & glory
     Length    -- 10 turns
     Moderators -- same old Oz and Master Darque

Rules, including details, are below.
.....................................................................................
                                 *TURF WAR 9 RULES*

Starting Mid-Feb 2014 (10 turns)
Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

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 Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
     2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
     3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
     1.  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.)
     2.  Distribution of prizes should their 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 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.
         a.  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.
         b.  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.
         c.  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).
         d.  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.
         e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 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.  (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, points are split 2/2, 1/1/1, 1/1/1/1, no points if 5+ tie)

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 wariors = 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
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points (if still
tied after that, 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 wariors = 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
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points if still
tied after that, no points awarded).

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
It is to the team's/alliance's advantage that you do so.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior or the Dark Arena,
may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
same turn.  (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

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.)

Downchallenges:
     1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior with lesser
recognition points.
     2.  No challenge or bloodfeud by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     3.  No challenge of the Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     4.  Bloodfeuds against warriors with lesser recognition are deemed
downchallenges.

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 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 four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance for
the Turf War VII. The minimum is two (2).
     4.  The Dark Arena may be used at any time without penalty.
     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 "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:
     1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
     2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
     3.  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).
     4.  +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.
     5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual 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) (Endu award)
     6. Two additional 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 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 or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully noting the following concepts/changes:
1. simpler scoring based primarily on wins and fight participation
2. DA is treated as simply another fight
3. Down-challenging is penalized
4. no emphasis/scoring on kills
5. 10 rounds

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly NIANIA games.  MINNOW caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested CAPTURED ORC and was awarded 9 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CAPTURED ORC put 
down AURELISCES, causing her to lose 1 points of recognition in the process.  Our 
Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to VETERAN MERCENARY, BUT PETER NETLEY is still the 
Duelmaster because he has the most recognition points!  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city NIANIA.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in NIANIA.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETER NETLEY 5954            10   5  0    73       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CUTPURSE 5920                 8   1  1    98       DUNGEON CELL (685)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARRUK 5924                  12  12  2    62       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 PIKESTAVE 5930               10  11  2    60       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-BRAVO 5960                    4   1  0    57       DUNGEON CELL (685)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINNOW 5964                   5   5  0    56       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AURELISCES 6010               2   1  0    23       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THE GOLDEN EEL 6007     0  1 0 THE GOLDEN FISH 147  JENNIFER LOPEZ 5416   618   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, today it was us and the standbys.  Five fights total, and we went 5-0-1.  We
swept the front page of the newsletter.  The spy reporter had nothing but good things
to say about us, even though we sneered at him (it was Zontani, eminently sneer-
worthy).  Oh, well, another day with all of us alive at the end. -- Peter Netley,
duelmaster by default

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PETER NETLEY was bested by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute Title fight.
PIKESTAVE devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MINNOW handily defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
BARRUK devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
AURELISCES was savagely defeated by CAPTURED ORC in a 3 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   1 -  0      92  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  2      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 621 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    PETER NETLEY 5954          10   5  0   73 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PETER NETLEY 5954.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MINNOW 5964.  The ten other most popular fighters were PETER NETLEY 5954, 
PIKESTAVE 5930, BARRUK 5924, AURELISCES 6010,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was AURELISCES 6010.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BARRUK 5924, PIKESTAVE 5930, PETER NETLEY 5954, MINNOW 5964,  0,  0,  
0,  0,  0, and  0.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEADLY BEAR 3688 (183-145-0)           1  4  0         THE  BEARS           

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MORTICIAN 3890 (105-29-2)              9  3  0         INTIMIDATING         
BURGLAR 5431 (58-57-0)                 4  3  0         INQUISITION SL5      
THE BUNNY GOD 5631 (17-0-0)            2  3  0         042909A              
THE SHOCKER 5356 (55-45-1)             1  4  0         INQUISITION SL5      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOLD MR. WASABI 5622 (12-0-0)          4  3  0         042909A              
SKIDMARK BUG 5711 (33-19-1)            1  3  0         042909A              

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TWO-PIECE TOENAIL 5627 (36-33-1)       8  3  0         042909A              
SHOCKING 5352 (21-17-0)                4  3  0         INQUISITION SL5      
P.M.S. 2716 (31-31-1)                  3  3  0         MY EX-WIFE           
GOPHER BAROQUE 3359 (72-62-0)          3  4  0         CREAM OF THE SLOP    
AMBEERDEXTROUS 5618 (41-32-1)          2  3  0         042909A              

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
$-4-0 3937 (6-6-0)                     0  3  0         CREAM OF THE SLOP    

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CUTPURSE 5920 (4-0-1)                  7  3  1         DUNGEON CELL         
JORMP JUMPER 5834 (2-1-0)              6  3  0         SAM'S TOYS           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GOLDEN DRAKE 5970 (0-0-0)              9  3  0         INQUISITION SL5      
BRAVO 5960 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0         DUNGEON CELL