DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/31/2010    Duedate: 09/13/2010

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-634

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IRONSIDE
KIWI CONNECTION (609)
(4-6486) [12-4-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IRONSIDE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
KIWI CONNECTION (609)          
(4-6486) [12-4-0,111]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED HAMMER                     RED HAMMER
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6476) [15-17-0,99]          (4-6476) [15-17-0,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KIWI CONNECTION (609)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TL;DR (616)                 34
2. KIWI CONNECTION (609)       25      KIWI CONNECTION (609)
3. DOGS OF WAR (115)          -37      Unchartered Team

                                       ULTRA RANGERS (412)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (609)     50  14  3 78.1   1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (609)    11  1 0
 2/ 2 TL;DR (616)               42  32  2 56.8   2/ 2 TL;DR (616)               8  6 0
 3/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)        599 773 27 43.7   3/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)         3 12 1

    '*'   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 656): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 539): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 662): THE VOICE INSIDE of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 633): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 657): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 652): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 661): DOOM DWARF of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 645): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 647): PINCH BLISTER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 646): TERRA SIGILLATA of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 614): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 601): JITNEY JOHNNY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 276): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 594): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 545): OF SEA AND WIND of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 260): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 251): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 490): FARGO HAIL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 538): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 656): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 539): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 662): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 633): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 657): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 652): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 661): BONSUR LONG NAMES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 645): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 647): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 646): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 614): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 601): THE OAFS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 376): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 594): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 545): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 260): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 251): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 490): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 538) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 645): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                           WEASEL of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
                           GRANDADDY SMURF of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out JHELUM to see 
what's new.  Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, TL;DR!  'Cause they got 
3-1-0 and moved up to 2nd!  MVP award for DA VINCI CODE?  TL;DR's proud of him after 
beating MAT'ARI and getting 21 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  MAT'ARI's match 
with DA VINCI CODE cost her a loss of 17 points!  This Duelmaster is like something 
else!  IRONSIDE stopped RED HAMMER dead in his tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really 
being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  JHELUM is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRONSIDE 6486                12   4  0   111       KIWI CONNECTION (609)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KENYA 6484                   15   1  1   109       KIWI CONNECTION (609)
 RED HAMMER 6476              15  17  0    99       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 ARMITAGE 6483                12   4  1    97       KIWI CONNECTION (609)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA VINCI CODE 6536           11   4  0    80       TL;DR (616)
 CASSIS 6487                  11   5  1    75       KIWI CONNECTION (609)
 MAT'ARI 6482                 13  13  0    69       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514       10   9  0    67       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLUMSY MUTT 6587              5   4  1    50       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534     9   6  1    47       TL;DR (616)
 WAR AND PEACE 6532            7   8  0    36       TL;DR (616)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHEEL OF TIME 6593            3   3  0    23       TL;DR (616)
 JULIAN 6594                   2   4  0    12       DOGS OF WAR (115)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THE STAND 6533          7  7 0 TL;DR 616            CLUMSY MUTT 6587      633   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ironside -- It's like beating on a great bell.  Clang, clang, clang.  The anvil
chorus or something, eh? -- Red Hammer

Kenya -- No fair bringing the lions to back you up! -- Mat'ari
P.S.  Actually, a clever strategem.

Armitage -- I dunno, I thing you may be carrying the "arm" thing too far.  I know
there are some places down on the Southern Ocean Coast where there are people with
four or even eight arms, but think what a problem it must be getting sweaters to fit!
-- Germaine Sheppard

The Stand -- Eh?  Oh, right.  Like a lamp post.  Okay.  Hold still now.... -- Clumsy
Mutt
P.S.  I'm not actually all that clumsy, just young, you know.
P.P.S.  Oh, drat, I guess I *am* that clumsy.  I didn't mean to kill you.  How was I
to know that just stepping on you would do so much damage?

Wheel of Time -- You want grease, you have to squeak louder. -- Julian

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

21 August 2010
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                                      ALLIANCES
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 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. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of 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 will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
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 newsletter
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
(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 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. (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:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
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 have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

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 15 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 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths 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 five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes 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, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two 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
DM47 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 and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     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!

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IRONSIDE bested RED HAMMER in a action packed 3 minute master's Title fight.
KENYA demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
ARMITAGE vanquished GERMAINE SHEPPARD in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MAT'ARI was defeated by DA VINCI CODE in a 2 minute match.
CASSIS devastated CLUMSY MUTT in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
WAR AND PEACE was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT overcame THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute fight.
JULIAN was overcome by WHEEL OF TIME in a action packed 1 minute melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -   8 -  1      72  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 634 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      IRONSIDE 6486              12   4  0  111 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
LUNGING ATTACK   KENYA 6484                 15   1  1  109 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
WALL OF STEEL    ARMITAGE 6483              12   4  1   97 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
PARRY-LUNGE      CASSIS 6487                11   5  1   75 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
SLASHING ATTACK  GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514     10   9  0   67 DOGS OF WAR (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RED HAMMER 6476.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RED HAMMER 6476.  The ten other most popular fighters were DA VINCI CODE 6536, 
CASSIS 6487, KENYA 6484, ARMITAGE 6483, WHEEL OF TIME 6593, IRONSIDE 6486, MAT'ARI 
6482, GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534, and JULIAN 6594.

The least popular fighter this week was WAR AND PEACE 6532.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CLUMSY MUTT 6587, JULIAN 6594, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534, 
GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514, MAT'ARI 6482, IRONSIDE 6486, WHEEL OF TIME 6593, ARMITAGE 
6483, KENYA 6484, and CASSIS 6487.