DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/19/2008    Duedate: 09/01/2008

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-608

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PETE MASTIFF
DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6387) [22-9-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PETE MASTIFF                   POSITION IS EMPTY
DOGS OF WAR (115)              
(4-6387) [22-9-0,113]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETE MASTIFF                   LOVARNO
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6387) [22-9-0,113]          (4-6424) [13-3-0,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REDLEGS (602)               27
2. DOGS OF WAR (115)           14      REDLEGS (602)
3. FAUX TIDES (606)             0      Unchartered Team

                                       ROCK-ETTS (552)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 REDLEGS (602)             45  24  3 65.2   1/ 1 DOGS OF WAR (115)        13  2 0
 2/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)        526 716 26 42.4   2/ 2 REDLEGS (602)            11  4 0
 3- 0 FAUX TIDES (606)          28  50  5 35.9   3- 0 FAUX TIDES (606)          4  6 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                         ---===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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Kung-Fu Master, always there when you need him.  I'm a little surprised
that the Commission chose him for this fight, as he is not permitted to "show his
stuff," if he has any stuff for combatting one of my experience or luck.

                                    Pete Mastiff

P.S.  On the whole, I'm glad it wasn't the Khalhums Dwarf.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail JHELUM!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, MORGAN fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 11 points and 
contributed to REDLEGS' 3-2-0.  RED HAMMER has lost to SPARKY, falling 4 points, 
while helping make DOGS OF WAR a 4-1-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, 
PETE MASTIFF kept REDLEGS' warrior, DUNN, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Swinging Aardvark 
uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that JHELUM has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, JHELUM, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in JHELUM and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in JHELUM again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE MASTIFF 6387            22   9  0   113       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOVARNO 6424                 13   3  0   100       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUNN 6425                     9   5  1    69       REDLEGS (602)
 JOSEPH 6407                  15   7  0    68       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 GRIFFEY 6468                  6   1  0    67       REDLEGS (602)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPARKY 6469                   7   0  1    64       REDLEGS (602)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROTHER TAO 6458              8   7  2    50       FAUX TIDES (606)
-ONE EYED MACK 6459            9   6  0    42       FAUX TIDES (606)
 RED HAMMER 6476               4   2  0    36       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORGAN 6450                   5   5  0    30       REDLEGS (602)
 LARKIN 6467                   5   3  0    30       REDLEGS (602)
-BASTOR 6453                   4   9  2    30       FAUX TIDES (606)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SMYD 6478                     2   1  0    18       FAUX TIDES (606)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Truly, I did not laugh at the Venomous Vixen, fair Morgarisiane.  But there was
something poetically appropriate about that match, for she has quite a devastating
effect on me most times. -- Leonidas

Damn straight I "viciously subdued" the Veteran Mercenary.  He needs to be shown up
for the has-been he is.  Why should all the go fluttering around that doddering
wreck? -- Lovarno

Brother Tao -- This is not the time of the tao and going with the flow, it is of
sudden and powerful movement. -- Joseph
P.S.  Train your strength.
P.P.S.  Or choose a different weapon.

Morgan -- (innocent look)  I didn't even see you down there, darned if I know how I
landed those first two blows (off-target) so low. -- Red Hammer

Another case of the Commission's perversity.  My "favorite" is the epee--so they
say--for which I lack the deftness by a long degree.  Idiots. -- Leonidas

Smyd -- Hey, I'm not answerable for what the boss gets hung up on! -- Red Hammer
P.S.  Though it's some kind of amazing that I can strike such low blows on a shorty
like you, isn't it?

Dunn -- Or you could stand in a hole in the ground during storms.  Of course, that
would tend to flood after the rain starts, but nothing is perfect. -- Joseph

"Chance Goblin"?  What have I to do with these "chance goblins"?  They are as the
dirt beneath my feet. -- the Bandit Prince of Jhelum

I believe we need to rid ourselves of this Mastiff fellow.  Since he declines to die,
graduation would be acceptable.  I can't imagine what's holding him up, unless it's
skills.  Everybody, teach him skills.  It may be the only way to clear the title for
other contenders. -- Harlok of Gwent, Master of Kung-Fu

Ah, the Commission's observers note that I was "devastated" by Leonidas.  Very true.
Quite a devastating man, for one so short.  I believe I will actually miss him. --
Morgarisiane of Xochithlan, called the Venomous Vixen

This Lovarno has no respect for my gray hairs, my old scars, or my years of
experience.  If he can defeat me, fine, he should.  But there is no need for
viciousness. -- Doldo d'Ariske, Veteran Mercenary

Dunn -- Of course I practice usery!  I have to make a living, you know, and with the
tariffs around here, well, what's left to me? -- Beldon Maes, Traveling Merchant

Larkin -- Huh, "they" told me this would be easier than begging for a living.  They
lied. -- Dirty Joe, Professional Beggar

Smyd -- But at least I made some money betting against myself on that fight. -- Fat
Dan, Scribe and Gambler

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

PETE MASTIFF devastated DUNN in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Title fight.
LEONIDAS demolished GRIFFEY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
LOVARNO overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
JOSEPH savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
SPARKY vanquished RED HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
LARKIN overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MORGAN handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  20 -  1      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  15 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  14 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 608 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         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PETE MASTIFF 6387          22   9  0  113 DOGS OF WAR (115)
BASHING ATTACK   LOVARNO 6424               13   3  0  100 DOGS OF WAR (115)
WALL OF STEEL    JOSEPH 6407                15   7  0   68 DOGS OF WAR (115)
LUNGING ATTACK   GRIFFEY 6468                6   1  0   67 REDLEGS (602)
AIMED BLOW       SPARKY 6469                 7   0  1   64 REDLEGS (602)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PETE MASTIFF 6387.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LOVARNO 6424.  The ten other most popular fighters were LARKIN 6467, PETE 
MASTIFF 6387, JOSEPH 6407, SPARKY 6469, MORGAN 6450, DUNN 6425, GRIFFEY 6468, RED 
HAMMER 6476,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was RED HAMMER 6476.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GRIFFEY 6468, DUNN 6425, MORGAN 6450, SPARKY 6469, JOSEPH 6407, PETE 
MASTIFF 6387, LARKIN 6467, LOVARNO 6424,  0, and  0.

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

LEONIDAS (4-6382) DOGS OF WAR (115)