DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/22/2008    Duedate: 09/04/2008

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-611

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OL SMOKEY
THE VOLS (545)
(6-6312) [14-8-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OL SMOKEY                      SALLY MANDA
THE VOLS (545)                 FUNKY FOLK (554)
(6-6312) [14-8-1,106]          (6-6434) [1-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BULLSEYE                       OL SMOKEY
HI ROLLERS (291)               THE VOLS (545)
(6-6382) [12-8-0,77]           (6-6312) [14-8-1,106]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE VOLS (545)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK PANTHEON (317)         24
2. FUNKY FOLK (554)            20      DARK PANTHEON (317)
3. HI ROLLERS (291)             5      Unchartered Team
4. THE VOLS (545)               2
5. RAPTOR (553)                 0      FUNKY FOLK (554)

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)           10  2 1
 2/ 2 DARK PANTHEON (317)      535 401 38 57.2   2- 2*RAPTOR (553)              3  2 0
 3/ 3 THE VOLS (545)            70  53  6 56.9   3/ 4 DARK PANTHEON (317)       3  3 0
 4/ 4 HI ROLLERS (291)         206 189 14 52.2   4/ 5*FUNKY FOLK (554)          1  7 0
 5/ 5*FUNKY FOLK (554)           1   7  0 12.5   5/ 3 HI ROLLERS (291)          0  3 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 603): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 611): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 606): SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 610): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 602): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, 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 441): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 485): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 603): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 611): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 606): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 610): THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): BONSUR BABES ROCK (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 602): POSITION IS EMPTY 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 441): GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 485) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): LEONIDAS of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (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.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 441): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for AGNAR, who flew up 22 points in the rankings after mashing MICHELIN 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten 
was MICHELIN, who dropped 18 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout 
with AGNAR.  Our battling duelmaster OL SMOKEY has managed to hold the title, fending 
off BULLSEYE's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, HI ROLLERS.  Advice 
to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And who is this LEE PING you ask, with 2 points and a 0-2-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I 
could tell!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OL SMOKEY 6312               14   8  1   106       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   8  0    77       HI ROLLERS (291)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGNAR 6336                    7   4  1    57       DARK PANTHEON (317)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUEEN OF HEARTS 5238          9   3  2    50       HI ROLLERS (291)
 THE FRANCHISE 6375            3   2  0    40       THE VOLS (545)
 MICHELIN 6380                 5   1  1    35       THE VOLS (545)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 SALLY MANDA 6434              1   0  0    19       FUNKY FOLK (554)
-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)
 MEMPHIS MIKE 6381             2   1  0    13       THE VOLS (545)
 CHAOS RITE 6430               1   1  0    12       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 RITUAL 6431                   1   1  0     4       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 LEE PING 6428                 0   2  0     2       FUNKY FOLK (554)
 KEN DEW 6432                  0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (554)

'-' 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  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

9 August 2008
All -- We are currently looking for capable manager that will give the Desolate
Empire Alliance a full roster for the Turf War.  We currently have four (4) roster
slots that are open to capable managers without questionable morals.  If interested
for the Turf War, contact:  Lamar Treas-Wilson, Dok Sik, Dok Sik Killas DM 47

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

CHAOS RITE devastated LEE PING in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
OL SMOKEY won victory over BULLSEYE in a exciting 2 minute expert's Title battle.
AGNAR overpowered MICHELIN in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
THE FRANCHISE devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MEMPHIS MIKE demolished KEN DEW in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
RITUAL was vanquished by SALLY MANDA in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  26 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  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 611 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     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     OL SMOKEY 6312             14   8  1  106 THE VOLS (545)
LUNGING ATTACK   BULLSEYE 6382              12   8  0   77 HI ROLLERS (291)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE FRANCHISE 6375          3   2  0   40 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 OL SMOKEY 6312.  The ten other most popular fighters were BULLSEYE 6382, SALLY 
MANDA 6434, CHAOS RITE 6430, AGNAR 6336, THE FRANCHISE 6375, MEMPHIS MIKE 6381, LEE 
PING 6428, MICHELIN 6380, KEN DEW 6432, and RITUAL 6431.

The least popular fighter this week was RITUAL 6431.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KEN DEW 6432, MICHELIN 6380, LEE PING 6428, MEMPHIS MIKE 6381, THE 
FRANCHISE 6375, AGNAR 6336, CHAOS RITE 6430, SALLY MANDA 6434, BULLSEYE 6382, and OL 
SMOKEY 6312.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

OL SMOKEY (6-6312) THE VOLS (545)