DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/17/2010    Duedate: 09/30/2010

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-654

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

UPPER DECK
BALTO (543)
(6-6268) [12-5-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

UPPER DECK                     JOHN K.
BALTO (543)                    DUMMIES (565)
(6-6268) [12-5-0,120]          (6-6512) [1-0-1,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DAVID FINCHER                  UPPER DECK
THE DIRECTORS (560)            BALTO (543)
(6-6478) [10-12-2,44]          (6-6268) [12-5-0,120]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUMMIES (565)               34
2. BALTO (543)                 24      BALTO (543)
3. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)          19      Unchartered Team
4. THE DIRECTORS (560)         -9
                                       DUMMIES (565)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DUMMIES (565)              2   1  1 66.7   1/ 1 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       10  5 0
 2/ 1 BALTO (543)               22  19  1 53.7   2/ 2 BALTO (543)               4  2 0
 3/ 2 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       193 191  8 50.3   3/ 3 THE DIRECTORS (560)       3  9 0
 4/ 3 THE DIRECTORS (560)       39  59  7 39.8   4/ 0*DUMMIES (565)             2  1 1

    '*'   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 657): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 540): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 663): BOB THE INHALER of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 634): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 658): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 653): UPPER DECK of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 662): DOOM DWARF of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 646): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 648): CLOVER of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 647): MILLHAUSER of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 615): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 602): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 595): EACHAM of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 546): SAARVEGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, 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 491): FARGO HAIL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 228): ARAMIS RAMIREZ of PURPLE PLATYPI (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 539): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 657): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 540): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 663): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 634): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 658): JAMES BONDAGE (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 653): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 662): BONSUR LONG NAMES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 646): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 648): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 647): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 615): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 602): THE OAFS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 377): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 595): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 546): QUESTIONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 260): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 251): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 491): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 228): MONGREL HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 539) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 658): PENDRU ROST of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 653): EVE AND EMMA of PYSCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 648): PLANKTON of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 595): EACHAM of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 491): FARGO HAIL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for TRANSEL.  Talk about hot teams!  DUMMIES 
goes out, the very first time, and goes 2-1-1!  Like, what do you guys eat for 
breakfast?  MVP award for JOHN K.?  DUMMIES' proud of him after beating EMBEZZLING 
SCRIBE and getting 16 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  EVE AND EMMA's match 
with MASTER RHOLENN cost her a loss of 9 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is 
being unfair?  I think UPPER DECK should let NOT-A-NUT JONES be Duelmaster for a 
while, without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  TRANSEL is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UPPER DECK 6268              12   5  0   120       BALTO (543)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475         13  10  0    91       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAPPY HARRIET 6476           16   7  0    82       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 JOHN HUSTON 6480             11  11  2    67       THE DIRECTORS (560)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMY NESIA 6501                8   1  0    58       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAMDEN 6266                   7   5  1    55       BALTO (543)
 DAVID FINCHER 6478           10  12  2    44       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 CHAS CRINGER 6499             6   5  0    44       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 ORSON WELLS 6479              9  13  2    42       THE DIRECTORS (560)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOLIAGE 6378                  2   1  0    33       BALTO (543)
 AUSTIN NORDELL 6477           4  18  0    30       THE DIRECTORS (560)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN K. 6512                  1   0  1    16       DUMMIES (565)
 MIKE F. 6510                  1   0  0    13       DUMMIES (565)
 LEAST EVER 6377               0   1  0     5       BALTO (543)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      JOHN K. 6512          654  NONE
MARK B. 6509            0  1 0 DUMMIES 565          KALTOS PRIVATEER      654  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Upper Deck -- Why are you not John Huston?  I was ready for him, that wicked plotter!
You... I suspect you aren't playing with a FULL deck, which is a Very Bad Thing.
You've probably been sucked into Huston's conspiracy against me. -- Not-a-Nut Jones
P.S.  And then to bury me in the sand!  Infamous.  Be warned, some things are not
forgiven!

John Huston -- Silly man!  I don't know why Jones gets worked up over you.  *I*
didn't have a problem. -- Happy Harriet

David Fincher -- So!  You were CONCEALING, RETAINING, and HOARDING the fourteenth win
that WE needed to graduate!  Well, take THAT, you wretched little bird. -- Eve and
also Emma, both

Austin Nordell -- Who?  Have I met you before?  Does it matter? -- Amy Nesia

Like I'm going to cringe for the Mordant Deserter?  As if! -- Chas not-very-Cringer

21 August 2010
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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

MARK B. was dealt death by KALTOS PRIVATEER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
UPPER DECK bested NOT-A-NUT JONES in a action packed 1 minute veteran's Title duel.
JOHN HUSTON was subdued by HAPPY HARRIET in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert's fight.
EVE AND EMMA was devastated by MASTER RHOLENN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
AMY NESIA devastated DAVID FINCHER in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
CAMDEN devastated ORSON WELLS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched match.
AUSTIN NORDELL was handily defeated by CHAS CRINGER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LEAST EVER was outwaited by MIKE F. in a slow 13 minute duel.
JOHN K. dispatched EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   2 -  1      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  26 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 654 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   UPPER DECK 6268            12   5  0  120 BALTO (543)
STRIKING ATTACK  NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475       13  10  0   91 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
AIMED BLOW       HAPPY HARRIET 6476         16   7  0   82 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
SLASHING ATTACK  AMY NESIA 6501              8   1  0   58 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DAVID FINCHER 6478.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was UPPER DECK 6268.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAPPY HARRIET 
6476, AMY NESIA 6501, CAMDEN 6266, CHAS CRINGER 6499, JOHN K. 6512, MARK B. 6509, 
NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475, JOHN HUSTON 6480, DAVID FINCHER 6478, and ORSON WELLS 6479.

The least popular fighter this week was MIKE F. 6510.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LEAST EVER 6377, AUSTIN NORDELL 6477, ORSON WELLS 6479, DAVID FINCHER 
6478, JOHN HUSTON 6480, NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475, MARK B. 6509, JOHN K. 6512, CHAS 
CRINGER 6499, and CAMDEN 6266.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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