DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/30/2008    Duedate: 10/13/2008

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-602

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MORAVIA MAUVE
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5363) [13-13-0,60]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MORAVIA MAUVE                  KEEL HAULER
BLUE MOON (381)                SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5363) [13-13-0,60]          (9-5389) [4-1-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MORAVIA MAUVE                  HEMPEN JIG
BLUE MOON (381)                SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5363) [13-13-0,60]          (9-5388) [3-2-1,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (501)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             31
2. SEA DOGS (501)              26      BLUE MOON (381)
3. PAPERBOYS (502)              1      Unchartered Team

                                       SEA DOGS (501)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SEA DOGS (501)            17   8  1 68.0   1/ 1*SEA DOGS (501)           11  4 0
 2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)          569 708 19 44.6   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           8  6 0
 3/ 3*PAPERBOYS (502)            0   3  0  0.0   3/ 3*PAPERBOYS (502)           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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 601): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 603): SORAK of FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 597): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 599): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 598): AURELIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 596): HOT ROD II of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 298): SCARLET ROSE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 589): ALUMINUM AWL of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 296): CORNELIUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 585): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 583): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 574): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 537): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 254): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 464): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 451): B.C. GOLD of MY BEST BUDS (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 428): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 398): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 396): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 490): DREAM WARRIOR of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (Ichabod
                                Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 601): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 603): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 597): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 599): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 598): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 596): IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 298): D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 589): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 296): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 585): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 583): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 574): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 537): ROAD WARRIORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 254): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 464): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 451): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 428): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 398): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 396): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 490): SILMARILLIAD et al (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 603): SORAK of FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 599): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 596): HOT ROD II of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 595): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): TROOPER TED of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 589): AMIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 296): CORNELIUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 585): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
              (turn 584): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 451): ZIG-ZAG MAN of MY BEST BUDS (Street Legal, mgr.)
                                   ODDALISQUE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                       (turn 450): 911 of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
                                   BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     This title is MINE.  It does not belong to the Kung-Fu Master, who just chanced
to win the fight.  He doesn't have the presence to support the title.  I will not
yield this column to him.

                                   Moravia Mauve

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in ZUKAL. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for EELY JOE, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing FRATSFA 
SLAVE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to 
walk out on the sands.  FILTHY TOM was bested by BLHU MURTHER and drops 5 points.  
Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to VETERAN MERCENARY, BUT MORAVIA MAUVE is still 
the Duelmaster because she has the most recognition points!  An apple a day keeps the 
doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     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.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ZUKAL giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  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                  
 MORAVIA MAUVE 5363           13  13  0    60       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLHU MURTHER 5372            10   8  0    52       BLUE MOON (381)
 KEEL HAULER 5389              4   1  0    47       SEA DOGS (501)
 SAFFIRA 5391                  6   2  1    43       BLUE MOON (381)
 EELY JOE 5395                 3   1  0    42       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEMPEN JIG 5388               3   2  1    28       SEA DOGS (501)
 SEA LEGS 5387                 4   1  0    26       SEA DOGS (501)
 CYANITA 5393                  3   2  0    26       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FILTHY TOM 5394               3   1  0    21       SEA DOGS (501)
 BOMBARZOL 5401                1   1  0    10       BLUE MOON (381)
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       0   3  0     3       PAPERBOYS (502)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

These Dangerous Criminals are no joke! -- Blhu Murther

I was actually impressed by that Ambitious Guard. -- Saffira
P.S.  It doesn't hurt that he's tall, dark, and devastating, of course.

Keel Hauler -- Haul it away, I don't want it. -- Cyanita

Filthy Tom -- I guess with a name like that, I shouldn't be surprised that you pulled
a dirty trick on me. -- Bombarzol
P.S.  Hitting me on the butt was a dirty trick.
P.P.S.  And so was not teaching me anything.

Moravia Mauve -- You do a disservice to your team and your profession.  You will
regret it in the end. -- Tjorvek, Master of Unarmed Combat

Blhu Murther -- You've got a lot to learn, kid. -- Horlinse, Dangerous and Lawless

Saffira -- This is no way to teach my guards humility! -- Del'Borasan, trainer of
Guards

Hmepen Jig and Eely Joe -- No fair ganging up on me like that!  Just wait'll you see
what your expenses look like when I finish the chit. -- Honest Patiaro, Public Scribe

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

MORAVIA MAUVE was devastated by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute Title fight.
SAFFIRA viciously subdued SEA LEGS in a action packed 1 minute brutal battle.
BLHU MURTHER overpowered FILTHY TOM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
EELY JOE overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
KEEL HAULER devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
HEMPEN JIG was bested by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
CYANITA overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BOMBARZOL viciously subdued THROUGH THE WINDOW in a popular 4 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   8 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 602 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BLHU MURTHER 5372          10   8  0   52 BLUE MOON (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  KEEL HAULER 5389            4   1  0   47 SEA DOGS (501)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EELY JOE 5395               3   1  0   42 SEA DOGS (501)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MORAVIA MAUVE 5363.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HEMPEN JIG 5388.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOMBARZOL 5401, 
SAFFIRA 5391, EELY JOE 5395, BLHU MURTHER 5372, KEEL HAULER 5389, FILTHY TOM 5394, 
CYANITA 5393, THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398, MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, and SEA LEGS 5387.

The least popular fighter this week was SEA LEGS 5387.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398, CYANITA 5393, FILTHY TOM 
5394, KEEL HAULER 5389, BLHU MURTHER 5372, EELY JOE 5395, SAFFIRA 5391, BOMBARZOL 
5401, and HEMPEN JIG 5388.