DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/05/2008    Duedate: 08/18/2008

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-606

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SASHA
CASSEY'S CREW (112)
(5-4009) [13-5-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SASHA                          GEN-13
CASSEY'S CREW (112)            IMAGE (517)
(5-4009) [13-5-1,117]          (5-4949) [7-1-1,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GERDIG IBBINS                  GOOMBARIO
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         PAPER MARIO (457)
(5-4902) [18-16-0,70]          (5-4966) [2-2-0,12]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMAGE (517)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PAPER MARIO (457)           51
2. CASSEY'S CREW (112)          6      PAPER MARIO (457)
3. IMAGE (517)                  5      Unchartered Team
4. AMERICAN LANCEHEADS (438)    3
5. CLAN BATTLEAXE (437)         2      IMAGE (517)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PAPER MARIO (457)        137  55  8 71.4   1/ 1*IMAGE (517)               7  6 1
 2/ 2*IMAGE (517)               24  13  2 64.9   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    7  8 0
 3/ 0*CLAN BATTLEAXE (437)       6   5  0 54.5   3/ 5 PAPER MARIO (457)         5  3 1
 4- 3 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)      89  78  6 53.3   4- 3 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)      4  3 0
 5/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   410 429 15 48.9   5/ 4 CASSEY'S CREW (112)       3  3 0
 6/ 5 CASSEY'S CREW (112)      106 132  8 44.5   6/ 0*CLAN BATTLEAXE (437)      1  0 0
 7/ 0*AMERICAN LANCEHEAD (438)   0   1  0  0.0   7/ 0*AMERICAN LANCEHEAD (438)  0  1 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 602): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 610): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 606): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 605): SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 609): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 601): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, 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 440): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 484): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 602): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 610): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 606): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 605): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 606): THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): BONSUR BABES ROCK (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 601): SABBATH (Abraxis, 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 440): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 484) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 601): KOOK AROCHA of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well I guess it didn't matter that I avoided Tiffanal because we fought anyway.  I
must be getting better because I'm beating people that I used to lose to.  Now there
are two challengers out to get me.  Whoever I get I will try best to keep the title
for a third time.

                          Sasha, DM of Kaltos

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
KALTOS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
KALTOS may be getting bland, as SASHA stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very 
good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't 
you, KALTOS?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
IMAGE, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care 
to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like PAPER MARIO avoided them 
the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, KELLY was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego 
swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little credit to TINY TOES of PAPER MARIO 
for challenging up by 18 to GERDIG IBBINS.  TINY TOES won to get 88 points of 
recognition.  And we have GEN-13 in a challenge, going down 13 points for the fight.  
Guess what?  I thought GEN-13 showed great skill and promise when she beat KELLY.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SASHA 4009                   13   5  1   117       CASSEY'S CREW (112)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIFFINAL 4865                18  15  2    93       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
-HALIBUTT 4866                16   9  0    93       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINY TOES 4913                8   8  1    88       PAPER MARIO (457)
 SLINKY 4915                   9   5  2    71       PAPER MARIO (457)
 GERDIG IBBINS 4902           18  16  0    70       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAMMY LARKE 4926             10   7  0    59       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEN-13 4949                   7   1  1    55       IMAGE (517)
 KATIRONA MURH 4929            8   6  2    54       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-TUBBA BLUBBA 4395             5   4  0    46       PAPER MARIO (457)
 CADAVER CAKE 4211             6   1  0    45       CLAN BATTLEAXE (437)
 SPAWN 4946                    6   2  1    39       IMAGE (517)
 KELLY 4011                   10   8  0    38       CASSEY'S CREW (112)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAVAGE DRAGON 4947            7   1  0    28       IMAGE (517)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIOLATER 4948                 3   4  0    26       IMAGE (517)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELISSA HURM 4955             6   3  0    21       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 PENDRU ROST 4956              2   5  0    20       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-KADASYA 4965                  1   0  0    20       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
 SHY GUY 4968                  1   0  1    14       PAPER MARIO (457)
 GOOMBARIO 4966                2   2  0    12       PAPER MARIO (457)
 BARBA AMARILLA 4213           0   1  0     3       AMERICAN LANCEHEADS (438)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      SHY GUY 4968          606  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Katirona Murh -- You will be violated!-- Violator

Felissa Horm -- Avoids are for sissys! -- Savage Dragon

Halibutt -- That definitely smells of fish!  (sigh)  Damned upstart golems.  Ouch. --
Gerdig Ibbins

Arenamaster Troktai -- I could graduate any time now.  It's perfectly okay with me,
so don't hold back. -- Gerdig Ibbins

I do NOT understand why people keep trying to teach me Kung-Fu, when it should be
obvious that this is not at all my style of fighting. -- Jammy Larke

Violater -- Ah, but that's a hot-button for me. -- Katirona Murh

Savage Dragon -- I could've done without that. -- Pendru Rost

Goombario -- In fact, you might want to take up miming.  They say it's better than
being a clown, and for sure there are going to be fewer people coming at you with
swords.  Well, except in some places. -- Felissa Hurm

Kelly -- Well, it did. -- Katirona
P.S.  I'm sensitive about things like that.  My mother always said so.
P.P.S.  Usually right before she whacked me upside the head for being "difficult."

17 July 2008
All -- Many of you know me and many more don't, but I will be scarce for a few
months.  I am relocating, so look for my presence online!  As my will, so mote it
be! -- Abraxis

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

TINY TOES devastated GERDIG IBBINS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SLINKY won victory over JAMMY LARKE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
SPAWN was savagely defeated by KATIRONA MURH in a 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
GEN-13 bested KELLY in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SASHA overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title match.
CADAVER CAKE unbelievably bested VIOLATER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
SAVAGE DRAGON narrowly defeated FELISSA HURM in a unpopular 11 minute gory brawl.
PENDRU ROST handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GOOMBARIO viciously subdued BARBA AMARILLA in a action packed 6 minute novice's duel.
SHY GUY assassinated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    21 -   7 -  3      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   6 -  0      74  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 606 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SASHA 4009                 13   5  1  117 CASSEY'S CREW (112)
BASHING ATTACK   SLINKY 4915                 9   5  2   71 PAPER MARIO (457)
LUNGING ATTACK   GERDIG IBBINS 4902         18  16  0   70 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JAMMY LARKE 4926           10   7  0   59 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
WALL OF STEEL    KATIRONA MURH 4929          8   6  2   54 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
PARRY-LUNGE      KELLY 4011                 10   8  0   38 CASSEY'S CREW (112)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GERDIG IBBINS 4902.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GOOMBARIO 4966.  The ten other most popular fighters were KATIRONA MURH 
4929, SASHA 4009, TINY TOES 4913, SLINKY 4915, GEN-13 4949, CADAVER CAKE 4211, SPAWN 
4946, VIOLATER 4948, PENDRU ROST 4956, and JAMMY LARKE 4926.

The least popular fighter this week was SAVAGE DRAGON 4947.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BARBA AMARILLA 4213, FELISSA HURM 4955, KELLY 4011, GERDIG 
IBBINS 4902, SHY GUY 4968, JAMMY LARKE 4926, PENDRU ROST 4956, VIOLATER 4948, SPAWN 
4946, and CADAVER CAKE 4211.