DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/25/2010    Duedate: 07/08/2010

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-648

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JOHN HUSTON
THE DIRECTORS (560)
(6-6480) [11-5-2,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JOHN HUSTON                    COTTONMOUTH
THE DIRECTORS (560)            SERPENTS HOLD (563)
(6-6480) [11-5-2,106]          (6-6497) [3-2-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EVE AND EMMA                   HAPPY HARRIET
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
(6-6482) [12-4-1,82]           (6-6476) [11-6-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DIRECTORS (560)         28
2. SERPENTS HOLD (563)         13      PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
3. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)          -2      Unchartered Team

                                       SERPENTS HOLD (563)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       173 181  8 48.9   1/ 1 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       10  5 0
 2/ 3 THE DIRECTORS (560)       33  41  7 44.6   2/ 2 THE DIRECTORS (560)       5  7 1
 3/ 1*SERPENTS HOLD (563)        3   6  0 33.3   3/ 3*SERPENTS HOLD (563)       1  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 651): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 534): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 657): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 628): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 652): MOSQUITO of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 647): EVE AND EMMA of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 656): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 640): DEMON of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 643): DEAD BOB of SKI-BUM 18 (Ski-Bum, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 641): MERSILUS of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 609): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 274): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 589): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 540): SAARVEGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 248): BURNING RUBBER of WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 485): DETONATOR of EOD (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 225): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 533): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 651): MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 534): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 657): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 628): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 652): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 647): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 656): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 640): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 642): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 641): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 609): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 274): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 589): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 540): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): GOTHUM (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 248): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 485): DETHKLOT (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 225): STATES (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 533) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 656): FURIOUS GORGE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 627): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 652): MOTHER-IN-LAW of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 640): DEMON of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 641): STOWAWAY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 641): MORBID CRUSADER of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
               (turn 640): SILVER SMURFER of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 608): GORM HOLLIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     So there! for that old John Huston.  This time, I held him while Emma got to hit
him.  Next time, we change places.

                                    Eve and Emma

P.S.  Besides everything else, he's a dwarf and way too hairy.  We don't like that in
a guy.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome TRANSEL.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with NOT-A-NUT 
JONES?  He actually beat THE DIRECTORS' DAVID FINCHER, and walked away with 9 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at THE DIRECTORS.  DAVID FINCHER lost 7 points 
to NOT-A-NUT JONES.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe DAVID FINCHER will provide 
more easy wins...  I'm sure TRANSEL is excited about JOHN HUSTON, the new Duelmaster 
from THE DIRECTORS.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't 
it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into 
the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every 
day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN HUSTON 6480             11   5  2   106       THE DIRECTORS (560)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVE AND EMMA 6482            12   4  1    82       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475          9   8  0    71       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAPPY HARRIET 6476           11   6  0    57       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVID FINCHER 6478            8   8  2    42       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 AMY NESIA 6501                3   0  0    36       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORSON WELLS 6479              7   9  2    32       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 AUSTIN NORDELL 6477           2  14  0    26       THE DIRECTORS (560)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COTTONMOUTH 6497              3   2  0    22       SERPENTS HOLD (563)
 CHAS CRINGER 6499             2   3  0    16       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NORMAL NAN 5153         9 28 0 PSYCHO SQUAD 135     JOHN HUSTON 6480      644  REVENGED
BOOMSLANG 6494          0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 563    C'YLENRE THE SLY      648  NONE
SEE YA 6503             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 563    C'YLENRE THE SLY      648  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

David Fincher -- I bet you didn't realize that you're actually a little yellow and
gray bird. -- Not-A-Nut Jones

Cottonmouth -- If you'd been wool-mouthed, I might have worried.  But cotton... eh.

Small potatoes.  Hmm.  Maybe I should cook those small potatoes now, they won't keep
forever.  Small potatoes with butter might be good.  Yeah, I'll do that. -- Happy
Harriet

Austin Nordell -- I was!  I was really laughing at you.  I mean, how could I not
laugh? -- Chas Cringer
P.S.  I totally don't get or even want to get the "cringing" thing, so we can all
just forget that.

I wish the Mordant Deserter HAD begged for mercy.  I don't quite remember why, but
I'm pretty sure it would have been a good thing. -- Amy Nesia

19 June 2010
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                                      ALLIANCES
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 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. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of 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 will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
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 newsletter
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
(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 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. (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:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
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 have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

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 15 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 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths 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 five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes 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, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two 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
DM47 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 and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     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!

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SEE YA was butchered by C'YLENRE THE SLY in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BOOMSLANG was viciously butchered by C'YLENRE THE SLY in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
EVE AND EMMA was handily defeated by JOHN HUSTON in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
NOT-A-NUT JONES devastated DAVID FINCHER in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
HAPPY HARRIET devastated COTTONMOUTH in a popular 3 minute uneven brawl.
ORSON WELLS was viciously subdued by AMY NESIA in a 2 minute match.
AUSTIN NORDELL overcame CHAS CRINGER in a 3 minute expert vs. beginner melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  21 -  2      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 648 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       JOHN HUSTON 6480           11   5  2  106 THE DIRECTORS (560)
STRIKING ATTACK  EVE AND EMMA 6482          12   4  1   82 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
SLASHING ATTACK  AMY NESIA 6501              3   0  0   36 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EVE AND EMMA 6482.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HAPPY HARRIET 6476.  The ten other most popular fighters were AMY NESIA 
6501, CHAS CRINGER 6499, JOHN HUSTON 6480, NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475, COTTONMOUTH 6497, 
AUSTIN NORDELL 6477, EVE AND EMMA 6482, DAVID FINCHER 6478, ORSON WELLS 6479, and SEE 
YA 6503.

The least popular fighter this week was BOOMSLANG 6494.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SEE YA 6503, ORSON WELLS 6479, DAVID FINCHER 6478, EVE AND EMMA 6482, 
AUSTIN NORDELL 6477, COTTONMOUTH 6497, NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475, JOHN HUSTON 6480, CHAS 
CRINGER 6499, and AMY NESIA 6501.