DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/21/2008    Duedate: 09/03/2008

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-612

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOLDIER 2
OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
(3-6675) [33-17-1,151]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOLDIER 2                      POSITION IS EMPTY
OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)        
(3-6675) [33-17-1,151]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOLDIER 2                      LASAGNA
OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)        PASTA (616)
(3-6675) [33-17-1,151]         (3-6828) [4-0-0,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GAMES LIBRARY (340)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREEN WITH ENVY (467)       51
2. PASTA (616)                 29      FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
3. FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)     2      Unchartered Team
4. OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)      0
5. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         -7      WHERE I WORK (499)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 343 173 18 66.5   1/ 1 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)  224 136 10 62.2   2/ 2 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)   5  1 0
 3/ 3 OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)   20  16  1 55.6   3/ 3 PASTA (616)               5  2 0
 4/ 5 PASTA (616)               44  42  5 51.2   4/ 6 GREEN WITH ENVY (467)     3  7 0
 5/ 6 GREEN WITH ENVY (467)     45  50  3 47.4   5/ 4 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)  2  1 0
 6/ 7 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      572 836 16 40.6   6/ 5 OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)   1  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 603): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 611): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 606): SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 610): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 602): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, 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 441): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 485): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 603): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 611): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 606): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 610): THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): BONSUR BABES ROCK (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 602): POSITION IS EMPTY 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 441): GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 485) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): LEONIDAS of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (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.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 441): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to OSKSI once again!  What's with KRONIC BLAZE?  He actually beat 
GAMES LIBRARY's LORINS PELN, and walked away with 21 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at GREEN WITH ENVY while they watched KRONIC BLAZE clobber LORINS 
PELN.  He lost 15 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
BENEICO was reminded on the sands why SOLDIER 2 is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice 
to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of 
convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
GREEN WITH ENVY.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at PASTA ain't reelin'!  
GREEN WITH ENVY's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, SATIVA!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 2 6675               33  17  1   151       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MIKE COLALILLO 6762          13   1  1   135       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 OTIS 3 6695                  35  13  1   127       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-FREAK SHOW 6688              18   3  0   117       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
 MARY JANE 5332               15   5  1   116       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)
 GRUNT 6713                   28  15  1   100       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 LAMERIDHOR SKO 6803          13   9  0    99       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 BENEICO 5457                 11   6  0    97       OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)
 KRONIC BLAZE 6423            12   4  1    96       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORINS PELN 6712             16  31  0    79       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 BUD GREEN 5434                9  10  0    74       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845          7   4  0    63       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 RIGATONI 6860                 4   0  1    60       PASTA (616)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GWENNOLAS 5592                8   7  1    46       OF WOLF AND MAN 3 (481)
 TAROBINZ MAUR 6844           10   2  0    43       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-DIANE MACK 6435               5   5  0    42       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 LASAGNA 6828                  4   0  0    41       PASTA (616)
-JEFF DUNKLE 6391              6   9  0    34       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELVORN MARSLAN 6817           8   8  1    33       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-GRUNT 10 6818                 3   0  0    26       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SATIVA 6854                   3   2  1    23       GREEN WITH ENVY (467)
-THE BELL 6807                 2   0  0    20       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-OTIS 12 6820                  1   0  0    15       FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-GRUNT 10 6821                 1   0  0     9       OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
 FARFALE 6871                  1   1  0     8       PASTA (616)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MID GRADE 6872          0  2 0 GREEN WITH ENVY 467  BLACK ORC             612  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Soldier 2 -- Yeahyeahyeah, good fight.  If you like that kind of thing.  I'm getting
a little burned out on it myself. -- Lorins Peln the jaded

Bud Green -- It was probably the weed inhibitor on my blade.  It'd confuse anyone. --
Lameridhor Sko

Userous Merchant?  I laugh, ha ha. -- Tarobinz Maur

A goal achieved!  I have defeated the Dangerous Criminal. -- Kovaramann Voth

Rigatona -- Urg.  I shouldn't have had thirds on that, should I? -- Elvorn Marslan

9 August 2008
All -- We are currently looking for capable manager that will give the Desolate
Empire Alliance a full roster for the Turf War.  We currently have four (4) roster
slots that are open to capable managers without questionable morals.  If interested
for the Turf War, contact:  Lamar Treas-Wilson, Dok Sik, Dok Sik Killas DM 47

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

MID GRADE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LASAGNA savagely defeated ELVORN MARSLAN in a exciting 2 minute gory Challenge melee.
FARFALE was viciously subdued by SATIVA in a 6 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
SOLDIER 2 subdued BENEICO in a action packed 1 minute master's Title competition.
GRUNT was overpowered by MARY JANE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LORINS PELN was devastated by KRONIC BLAZE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
OTIS 3 handily defeated BUD GREEN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LAMERIDHOR SKO vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
TAROBINZ MAUR lost to RIGATONI in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice upset fight.
KOVARAMANN VOTH overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  11 -  2      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   9 -  1      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 612 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLDIER 2 6675             33  17  1  151 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
AIMED BLOW       OTIS 3 6695                35  13  1  127 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253)
TOTAL PARRY      MARY JANE 5332             15   5  1  116 GREEN WITH ENVY (467)
WALL OF STEEL    LAMERIDHOR SKO 6803        13   9  0   99 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
BASHING ATTACK   KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845        7   4  0   63 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOLDIER 2 6675.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LASAGNA 6828.  The ten other most popular fighters were FARFALE 6871, SOLDIER 2 
6675, RIGATONI 6860, KRONIC BLAZE 6423, LAMERIDHOR SKO 6803, KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845, 
BENEICO 5457, OTIS 3 6695, MID GRADE 6872, and ELVORN MARSLAN 6817.

The least popular fighter this week was TAROBINZ MAUR 6844.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BUD GREEN 5434, LORINS PELN 6712, GRUNT 6713, MARY JANE 5332, 
SATIVA 6854, ELVORN MARSLAN 6817, MID GRADE 6872, OTIS 3 6695, BENEICO 5457, and 
KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SOLDIER 2 (3-6675) OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)
GRUNT (3-6713) OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563)