DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/08/2013    Duedate: 10/21/2013

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-715

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUEEN OF COOL
DEVIATION (638)
(4-6773) [11-0-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUEEN OF COOL                  POSITION IS EMPTY
DEVIATION (638)                
(4-6773) [11-0-0,105]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MIKE MCCREADY                  SUN TREE
PEARL JAM (629)                DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6711) [17-18-0,78]          (4-6739) [15-19-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIATION (638)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PEARL JAM (629)             23
2. DOGS OF WAR (115)           15      DEVIATION (638)
3. DEVIATION (638)              8      Unchartered Team
4. THE BAD BUNNIES (164)        0
                                       ALL BAD (313)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIATION (638)           25   7  0 78.1   1/ 1 DEVIATION (638)           8  2 0
 2- 2 THE BAD BUNNIES (164)    325 246 26 56.9   2/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         8  7 1
 3/ 3 PEARL JAM (629)           89  72  6 55.3   3/ 3 PEARL JAM (629)           5  9 1
 4/ 4 DOGS OF WAR (115)        785 988 31 44.3   4- 4 THE BAD BUNNIES (164)     1  4 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 737): 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 742): DAVID CONE of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 714): QUEEN OF COOL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 738): SAIRY WELLS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 733): DOVAHKIIN of SKYRIM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 742): YORKE of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 726): 2012 of ABOMINATION (Chase, 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 675): KARMIC KUDZU of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 626): MOONDARK of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): DESERT PEARL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 571): SUBWAY of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 619): CRYSOPRASE of ILLFANG PACT (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 737): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 620): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 742): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 714): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 738): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 733): BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 742): TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 726): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, 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 675): DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 626): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): SNARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 571): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 619) BRUTAL LEGION et al (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 742): DAVID CONE of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, 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.)

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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

     I can't believe the violence in JHELUM!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for BRAN MAC MORN?  
DOGS OF WAR's proud of him after beating VETERAN MERCENARY and getting 17 points.  
Talk about yer major upsets!  LEON FROM NAPA's match with MIKE MCCREADY cost him a 
loss of 9 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think QUEEN OF 
COOL should let SUN TREE be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I 
hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want 
photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of DOGS OF WAR must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys 
know something that I don't?  I don't know what DEVIATION's been doing.  They 
certainly haven't been accepting many fights from DOGS OF WAR, that's fer sher.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All JHELUM ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear 
from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEEN OF COOL 6773           11   0  0   105       DEVIATION (638)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PETER RABBIT 4161            16  11  1   102       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
-BEAST MODE 6772               9   1  0    91       DEVIATION (638)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUN TREE 6739                15  19  0    90       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 BRAN MAC MORN 6756           11  14  1    86       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 MIKE MCCREADY 6711           17  18  0    78       PEARL JAM (629)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAJ FENRIS 6754               9  19  0    60       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-PIMP POTENTIAL 6771           3   1  0    60       DEVIATION (638)
-FLOPSY 6791                   6   2  1    57       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEON FROM NAPA 6777           8  11  0    54       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-COTTONBALL 6780               6   4  1    42       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)
 STONE 6793                    6   6  2    41       PEARL JAM (629)
-FLUFFY 6781                   6   4  0    37       THE BAD BUNNIES (164)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 1/2 FULL 6805                 4   3  0    25       PEARL JAM (629)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWISTED SISTER 6804           2   2  0    21       DEVIATION (638)
 ROSIE RIVETTER 6843           2   3  0     9       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 GARDEN 6844                   1   0  0     6       PEARL JAM (629)
 SOUTHERN TIER 6810            0   1  0     1       DEVIATION (638)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BINAURAL 6806           3  3 0 PEARL JAM 629        FLOPSY 6791           714   
DA1 6845                0  1 0 PEARL JAM 629        SPYMASTER             715  NONE
JEREMY 6757            10 11 1 PEARL JAM 629        BRAN MAC MORN 6756    713   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Twisted Sister beating Rosie, okay, I can see that.  Rosie wouldn't know what to do
with subtle if it bit her on the butt.  Queen of Cool against Sun Tree... what's so
"unbelievable" about her win?  Beast Mode and Bran... I dunno, I thought Bran knew
all ABOUT beast modes.  How Leon beat Mike McCready, now that IS unbelievable.  And
of COURSE I can take down a fluffy bunny. -- Raj Fenris

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
QUEEN OF COOL unbelievably bested SUN TREE in a action packed 4 minute Title battle.
BRAN MAC MORN overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
MIKE MCCREADY overpowered LEON FROM NAPA in a 3 minute mismatched match.
RAJ FENRIS defeated STONE in a 2 minute struggle.
1/2 FULL was beaten by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute brawl.
TWISTED SISTER overcame ROSIE RIVETTER in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
GARDEN won victory over SOUTHERN TIER in a 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   2 -  1      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  2      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  16 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        21 -  24 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 715 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       QUEEN OF COOL 6773         11   0  0  105 DEVIATION (638)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MIKE MCCREADY 6711.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SUN TREE 6739.  The ten other most popular fighters were MIKE MCCREADY 6711, 
QUEEN OF COOL 6773, SOUTHERN TIER 6810, BRAN MAC MORN 6756, RAJ FENRIS 6754, TWISTED 
SISTER 6804, GARDEN 6844, DA1 6845, LEON FROM NAPA 6777, and ROSIE RIVETTER 6843.

The least popular fighter this week was 1/2 FULL 6805.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STONE 6793, ROSIE RIVETTER 6843, LEON FROM NAPA 6777, DA1 6845, GARDEN 
6844, TWISTED SISTER 6804, RAJ FENRIS 6754, BRAN MAC MORN 6756, SOUTHERN TIER 6810, 
and QUEEN OF COOL 6773.