DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/08/2008    Duedate: 08/21/2008

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-610

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OL SMOKEY
THE VOLS (545)
(6-6312) [13-8-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OL SMOKEY                      TALON
THE VOLS (545)                 RAPTOR (553)
(6-6312) [13-8-1,102]          (6-6419) [3-1-1,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BULLSEYE                       OL SMOKEY
HI ROLLERS (291)               THE VOLS (545)
(6-6382) [12-7-0,72]           (6-6312) [13-8-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE VOLS (545)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE VOLS (545)              39
2. FUNKY FOLK (554)            25      DARK PANTHEON (317)
3. DARK PANTHEON (317)          3      Unchartered Team
4. HI ROLLERS (291)            -6
5. RAPTOR (553)               -11      RAPTOR (553)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*RAPTOR (553)              15  10  3 60.0   1/ 1 THE VOLS (545)            8  2 2
 2/ 2 DARK PANTHEON (317)      533 400 38 57.1   2/ 2*RAPTOR (553)              3  2 0
 3/ 3 THE VOLS (545)            67  52  6 56.3   3/ 3 HI ROLLERS (291)          1  2 0
 4/ 4 HI ROLLERS (291)         206 188 14 52.3   4/ 4 DARK PANTHEON (317)       1  2 0
 5/ 0*FUNKY FOLK (554)           0   5  0  0.0   5/ 0*FUNKY FOLK (554)          0  5 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  THE VOLS had cause to celebrate, after MICHELIN got 20 points by 
beating AGNAR.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, THE FRANCHISE was winsome, 
after beating EAGLET and seeing her lose 16 points.  BULLSEYE found out that TRANSEL 
isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one 
team in TRANSEL is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  
I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are TRANSEL's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  More than one waitress at The Sultan's Tent was spilling more drinks than 
usual last week, as FALCON's early demise became known.  What will RAPTOR do???  Ask 
not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into 
an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of 
writing Spyreports for TRANSEL?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OL SMOKEY 6312               13   8  1   102       THE VOLS (545)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULLSEYE 6382                12   7  0    72       HI ROLLERS (291)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MICHELIN 6380                 5   0  1    53       THE VOLS (545)
-QUEEN OF HEARTS 5238          9   3  2    50       HI ROLLERS (291)
 AGNAR 6336                    6   4  1    35       DARK PANTHEON (317)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE FRANCHISE 6375            2   2  0    33       THE VOLS (545)
-SHADE 6407                    2   2  0    30       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 TALON 6419                    3   1  1    29       RAPTOR (553)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRIX 6416                    4   1  1    22       RAPTOR (553)
 EAGLET 6414                   3   2  1    17       RAPTOR (553)
-PIZZA MAN 6379                2   0  1    17       THE VOLS (545)
 TAILFEATHER 6421              2   1  0    15       RAPTOR (553)
 RITUAL 6431                   1   0  0    13       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 MEMPHIS MIKE 6381             1   1  0     4       THE VOLS (545)
 LEE PING 6428                 0   1  0     2       FUNKY FOLK (554)
 CHAOS RITE 6430               0   1  0     1       DARK PANTHEON (317)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RITUAL 6422             0  1 0 DARK PANTHEON 317    TALON 6419            607   
CAROL LINAH 6424        0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 554       KALTOS PRIVATEER      610  NONE
CAROL LING 6427         0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 554       DEVERIL THE DARI      610  NONE
SALLY FOURTH 6426       0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 554       RORIK STEELFIST       610  NONE
SANDY SHAW 6425         0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 554       DEVERIL THE DARI      610  NONE
FALCON 6413             2  1 0 RAPTOR 553           DANGEROUS CRIMIN      610  NONE
CRAWL 6397              5  4 0 SWIM SQUAD 550       EAGLET 6414           606  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Congrats to all who were at the FTf.  We're back! -- Owlin the Wise, Team
Raptor

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

CAROL LING was butchered by DEVERIL THE DARING in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SALLY FOURTH was butchered by RORIK STEELFIST in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
CAROL LINAH was put to death by KALTOS PRIVATEER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
SANDY SHAW was butchered by DEVERIL THE DARING in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
OL SMOKEY overpowered BULLSEYE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
AGNAR was devastated by MICHELIN in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
FALCON was executed by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
EAGLET was overpowered by THE FRANCHISE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MEMPHIS MIKE was vanquished by TALON in a 1 minute uneven duel.
STRIX defeated LEE PING in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
TAILFEATHER defeated CHAOS RITE in a 1 minute novice's fight.
RITUAL handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  22 -  2      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 610 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     OL SMOKEY 6312             13   8  1  102 THE VOLS (545)
LUNGING ATTACK   BULLSEYE 6382              12   7  0   72 HI ROLLERS (291)
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 OL SMOKEY 6312.  The ten other most popular fighters were MICHELIN 6380, LEE PING 
6428, CAROL LINAH 6424, BULLSEYE 6382, THE FRANCHISE 6375, TAILFEATHER 6421, RITUAL 
6431, SANDY SHAW 6425, TALON 6419, and STRIX 6416.

The least popular fighter this week was CHAOS RITE 6430.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MEMPHIS MIKE 6381, EAGLET 6414, FALCON 6413, AGNAR 6336, SALLY FOURTH 
6426, CAROL LING 6427, STRIX 6416, TALON 6419, SANDY SHAW 6425, and RITUAL 6431.