DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/11/2008    Duedate: 07/24/2008

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-608

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BULLSEYE
HI ROLLERS (291)
(6-6382) [12-5-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BULLSEYE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
HI ROLLERS (291)               
(6-6382) [12-5-0,90]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BULLSEYE                       BULLSEYE
HI ROLLERS (291)               HI ROLLERS (291)
(6-6382) [12-5-0,90]           (6-6382) [12-5-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HI ROLLERS (291)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HI ROLLERS (291)            24
2. RAPTOR (553)                 0      THE VOLS (545)
3. DARK PANTHEON (317)          0      Unchartered Team
4. SWIM SQUAD (550)             0
5. THE VOLS (545)             -14      FAENDRYL (500)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SWIM SQUAD (550)          28  18  5 60.9   1- 1*RAPTOR (553)              5  1 3
 2- 2*RAPTOR (553)              12   8  3 60.0   2/ 4 HI ROLLERS (291)          3  0 0
 3- 3 DARK PANTHEON (317)      532 398 38 57.2   3/ 3 THE VOLS (545)            3  1 1
 4/ 5 THE VOLS (545)            60  51  5 54.1   4- 2 SWIM SQUAD (550)          1  3 0
 5/ 6 HI ROLLERS (291)         206 186 14 52.6   5- 6 DARK PANTHEON (317)       1  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

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 600): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 483): PECAN PIE of SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 608): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 604): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 603): APPRENTICE of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 067): BULLSEYE of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 605): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 599): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 591): BOTHACH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 590): KNOTHANDLER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 564): CATFISH CHIA of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 554): CONNIE PAKKIT oF JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 248): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 541): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 490): VOICES IN MY HEAD of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 235): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 223): IMMACULATECONCEPTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 438): IED of EOD (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 199): SLO-PITCH of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 482): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 600): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 483): SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 608): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 604): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 603): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 607): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 605): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 599): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 591): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 590): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 564): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 554): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 248): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 541): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 490): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 235): RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 223): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 438): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 199): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 482) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 603): APPRENTICE of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
                           BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 591): BOTHACH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 589): NEVERMOOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 563): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 553): MATTEO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 541): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): BLADERUNNER of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 234): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 438): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at RAPTOR left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of 
the top spot by HI ROLLERS.  Good show!  Practice pays for MICHELIN, who pummelled 
PERSISTENT BEGGAR, to pocket 9 points.  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were 
disappointed by OL SMOKEY, of THE VOLS, who despite a 11-8-1 couldn't overcome 
TRANSEL's Number 1.  Word has it one team in TRANSEL is using psychics to predict 
wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid TRANSEL farewell-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULLSEYE 6382                12   5  0    90       HI ROLLERS (291)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMOCULOUS 5798              14   5  0   118       DARK PANTHEON (317)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BREASTSTROKE 6398             6   4  0    74       SWIM SQUAD (550)
 OL SMOKEY 6312               11   8  1    73       THE VOLS (545)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUEEN OF HEARTS 5238          9   3  2    50       HI ROLLERS (291)
-BUTTERFLY 6400                5   4  3    48       SWIM SQUAD (550)
-AGNAR 6336                    6   3  1    46       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-SIDE STROKE 6396              6   4  1    43       SWIM SQUAD (550)
-FREESTYLE 6399                6   2  1    42       SWIM SQUAD (550)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EAGLET 6414                   3   1  1    33       RAPTOR (553)
-FALCON 6413                   2   0  0    33       RAPTOR (553)
-SHADE 6407                    2   2  0    30       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 MICHELIN 6380                 3   0  1    27       THE VOLS (545)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TALON 6419                    2   1  1    22       RAPTOR (553)
-THE FRANCHISE 6375            1   2  0    21       THE VOLS (545)
-STRIX 6416                    3   1  1    20       RAPTOR (553)
-TAILFEATHER 6421              1   1  0    13       RAPTOR (553)
-PIZZA MAN 6379                1   0  0    13       THE VOLS (545)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      MICHELIN 6380         608  NONE
RITUAL 6422             0  1 0 DARK PANTHEON 317    TALON 6419            607   
DUCK SOUP 6417          1  1 0 RAPTOR 553           FREESTYLE 6399        604  NOT REVENGED
CRAWL 6397              5  4 0 SWIM SQUAD 550       EAGLET 6414           606   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

8 July 2008
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                                      ALLIANCES
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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

BULLSEYE devastated OL SMOKEY in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
MICHELIN slaughtered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  2      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  23 -  2      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  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:

LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BULLSEYE 6382              12   5  0   90 HI ROLLERS (291)
PARRY-STRIKE     OL SMOKEY 6312             11   8  1   73 THE VOLS (545)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BULLSEYE 6382.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BULLSEYE 6382.  The ten other most popular fighters were MICHELIN 6380, OL SMOKEY 
6312,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was OL SMOKEY 6312.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MICHELIN 6380, BULLSEYE 6382,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.