DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/03/2010    Duedate: 09/16/2010

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-653

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

UPPER DECK
BALTO (543)
(6-6268) [11-5-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

UPPER DECK                     POSITION IS EMPTY
BALTO (543)                    
(6-6268) [11-5-0,114]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EVE AND EMMA                   AMY NESIA
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
(6-6482) [14-7-1,67]           (6-6501) [7-1-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BALTO (543)                 13
2. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)           6      BALTO (543)
3. THE DIRECTORS (560)        -10      Unchartered Team

                                       CRIMSON PRIDE (415)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BALTO (543)               20  18  1 52.6   1/ 1 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       11  4 0
 2/ 2 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       190 189  8 50.1   2/ 2 BALTO (543)               4  1 0
 3/ 3 THE DIRECTORS (560)       39  55  7 41.5   3/ 3 THE DIRECTORS (560)       4  8 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 656): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 539): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 662): THE VOICE INSIDE of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 633): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 657): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 652): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 661): DOOM DWARF of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 645): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 647): PINCH BLISTER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 646): TERRA SIGILLATA of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 614): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 601): JITNEY JOHNNY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 276): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 594): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 545): OF SEA AND WIND of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 260): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 251): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 490): FARGO HAIL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 538): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 656): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 539): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 662): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 633): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 657): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 652): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 661): BONSUR LONG NAMES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 645): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 647): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 646): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 614): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 601): THE OAFS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 376): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 594): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 545): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 260): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 251): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 490): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 538) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 645): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                           WEASEL of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
                           GRANDADDY SMURF of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Again John Huston, which just PROVES my contention that he's part of a
conspiracy to GET me and my teammates.  If I were crazy, I'd say that my repeated
victories over him mean I can't be got, but I'm not crazy, and I'm going to keep
watching him.  He's a menace!  There's definitely a conspiracy here.  I may have to
look into assassins, though I hear they're expensive.

                                  Not-A-Nut Jones

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TRANSEL brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see AMY NESIA win a fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, AMY 
NESIA beat AUSTIN NORDELL and AUSTIN NORDELL lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as UPPER DECK takes the Title and 
last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  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, 
TRANSEL?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for TRANSEL's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     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.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of TRANSEL.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of 
this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UPPER DECK 6268              11   5  0   114       BALTO (543)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475         13   9  0    92       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAPPY HARRIET 6476           15   7  0    78       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 EVE AND EMMA 6482            14   7  1    67       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 JOHN HUSTON 6480             11  10  2    67       THE DIRECTORS (560)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMY NESIA 6501                7   1  0    48       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 ORSON WELLS 6479              9  12  2    45       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 DAVID FINCHER 6478           10  11  2    43       THE DIRECTORS (560)
-CAMDEN 6266                   6   5  1    42       BALTO (543)
 AUSTIN NORDELL 6477           4  17  0    37       THE DIRECTORS (560)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOLIAGE 6378                  2   1  0    33       BALTO (543)
 CHAS CRINGER 6499             5   5  0    29       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Upper Deck -- I hope a roaring storm comes along and blows you OFF your darned upper
deck.  Into the water, not onto the lower deck. -- not-so Happy Harriet

Foliage -- Time for you to think about turning blood red, dude. -- Eve and Emma

Austin Nordell -- Who? -- Amy Nesia

Oh, a standby.  I'm not going to cringe for a standby. -- Chas Cringer

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

21 August 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

NOT-A-NUT JONES was devastated by UPPER DECK in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
HAPPY HARRIET won victory over JOHN HUSTON in a 2 minute expert's battle.
EVE AND EMMA demolished DAVID FINCHER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
AMY NESIA savagely defeated AUSTIN NORDELL in a exciting 3 minute bloody fight.
ORSON WELLS bested CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute brutal veteran vs. amateur duel.
CHAS CRINGER devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  24 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 653 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     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   UPPER DECK 6268            11   5  0  114 BALTO (543)
STRIKING ATTACK  NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475       13   9  0   92 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
AIMED BLOW       HAPPY HARRIET 6476         15   7  0   78 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
SLASHING ATTACK  AMY NESIA 6501              7   1  0   48 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 AMY NESIA 6501.  The ten other most popular fighters were ORSON WELLS 6479, 
EVE AND EMMA 6482, CHAS CRINGER 6499, UPPER DECK 6268, HAPPY HARRIET 6476, JOHN 
HUSTON 6480, DAVID FINCHER 6478, AUSTIN NORDELL 6477, NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AUSTIN NORDELL 6477, DAVID FINCHER 6478, JOHN HUSTON 6480, 
HAPPY HARRIET 6476, UPPER DECK 6268, CHAS CRINGER 6499, EVE AND EMMA 6482, ORSON 
WELLS 6479, AMY NESIA 6501, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

EVE AND EMMA (6-6482) PSYCHO SQUAD (135)