DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/14/2010    Duedate: 09/27/2010

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-635

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IRONSIDE
KIWI CONNECTION (609)
(4-6486) [13-4-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IRONSIDE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
KIWI CONNECTION (609)          
(4-6486) [13-4-0,116]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED HAMMER                     RED HAMMER
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6476) [15-18-0,99]          (4-6476) [15-18-0,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KIWI CONNECTION (609)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TL;DR (616)                 31
2. KIWI CONNECTION (609)       17      KIWI CONNECTION (609)
3. DOGS OF WAR (115)           13      Unchartered Team

                                       CYCLES (439)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (609)     54  14  3 79.4   1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (609)    12  0 0
 2/ 2 TL;DR (616)               45  34  2 57.0   2/ 2 TL;DR (616)               8  6 0
 3/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)        600 777 27 43.6   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 657): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 540): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 663): BOB THE INHALER of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 634): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 658): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 653): UPPER DECK of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 662): DOOM DWARF of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 646): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 648): CLOVER of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 647): MILLHAUSER of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 615): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 602): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 595): EACHAM of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 546): SAARVEGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, 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 491): FARGO HAIL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 228): ARAMIS RAMIREZ of PURPLE PLATYPI (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 539): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 657): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 540): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 663): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 634): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 658): JAMES BONDAGE (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 653): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 662): BONSUR LONG NAMES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 646): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 648): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 647): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 615): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 602): THE OAFS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 377): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 595): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 546): QUESTIONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 260): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 251): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 491): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 228): MONGREL HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 539) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 658): PENDRU ROST of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 653): EVE AND EMMA of PYSCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 648): PLANKTON of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 595): EACHAM of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 491): FARGO HAIL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to JHELUM once again!  What's with WAR AND PEACE?  She actually 
beat JHELUM's DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, and walked away with 17 more points from the fight. 
Laughs were big at DOGS OF WAR while they watched CLUMSY MUTT clobber CRIME AND 
PUNISHMENT.  She lost 3 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
Try as he might, RED HAMMER wasn't good enough at persuading IRONSIDE to step down 
from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!  
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRONSIDE 6486                13   4  0   116       KIWI CONNECTION (609)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KENYA 6484                   16   1  1   111       KIWI CONNECTION (609)
 ARMITAGE 6483                13   4  1   103       KIWI CONNECTION (609)
 RED HAMMER 6476              15  18  0    99       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA VINCI CODE 6536           11   5  0    81       TL;DR (616)
 CASSIS 6487                  12   5  1    79       KIWI CONNECTION (609)
 GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514       10  10  0    74       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 MAT'ARI 6482                 13  14  0    69       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLUMSY MUTT 6587              6   4  1    57       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAR AND PEACE 6532            8   8  0    53       TL;DR (616)
 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534     9   7  1    44       TL;DR (616)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHEEL OF TIME 6593            4   3  0    26       TL;DR (616)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANY TEXTBOOK 6600             1   0  0    13       TL;DR (616)
 JULIAN 6594                   2   5  0    11       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 -- All that effort, just to prove what we already know:  that you can defeat
me in the arena.  Such is the life of a gladiator. -- Red Hammer

Armitage -- Somehow, you make me think of a furnace.  You certainly fight as
furiously as one. -- Germaine Sheppard

Da Vinci Code -- I've heard of the *idea* of "books that are famous mostly for being
famous," but I never expected to meet one. -- Mat'ari

Cassis -- Can I have that with chocolate?  I know it won't hurt me. -- Clumsy Mutt

Wheel of Time -- But I don't like rolling, and I definitely don't like time rolling,
either. -- 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 2 minute master's Title fight.
KENYA subdued GERMAINE SHEPPARD in a exciting 1 minute gory melee.
ARMITAGE won victory over DA VINCI CODE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
CASSIS savagely defeated MAT'ARI in a 2 minute bloody veteran's fight.
CLUMSY MUTT bested CRIME AND PUNISHMENT in a popular 1 minute duel.
WAR AND PEACE devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WHEEL OF TIME overcame JULIAN in a action packed 1 minute gruesome fight.
ANY TEXTBOOK vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -   7 -  1      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  20 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 635 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      IRONSIDE 6486              13   4  0  116 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
LUNGING ATTACK   KENYA 6484                 16   1  1  111 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
WALL OF STEEL    ARMITAGE 6483              13   4  1  103 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
PARRY-LUNGE      CASSIS 6487                12   5  1   79 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
SLASHING ATTACK  CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534   9   7  1   44 TL;DR (616)
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 KENYA 6484, ARMITAGE 
6483, CLUMSY MUTT 6587, WHEEL OF TIME 6593, CASSIS 6487, MAT'ARI 6482, IRONSIDE 6486, 
WAR AND PEACE 6532, JULIAN 6594, and DA VINCI CODE 6536.

The least popular fighter this week was GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ANY TEXTBOOK 6600, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534, DA VINCI CODE 
6536, JULIAN 6594, WAR AND PEACE 6532, IRONSIDE 6486, MAT'ARI 6482, CASSIS 6487, 
WHEEL OF TIME 6593, and CLUMSY MUTT 6587.