DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/05/2008    Duedate: 08/18/2008

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-602

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LUNAR COYOTE
THE MOONDOGS (97)
(10-5849) [10-10-0,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUNAR COYOTE                   POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MOONDOGS (97)              
(10-5849) [10-10-0,88]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUNAR COYOTE                   DIO
THE MOONDOGS (97)              SABBATH (545)
(10-5849) [10-10-0,88]         (10-5859) [11-3-0,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MOONDOGS (97)           57
2. WRETCHED HORDE (549)         0      SABBATH (545)
3. SABBATH (545)              -55      Unchartered Team

                                       INDIGO INCAS (311)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WRETCHED HORDE (549)       2   0  0  100   1/ 2 THE MOONDOGS (97)        10  5 0
 2/ 2 SABBATH (545)             53  19  3 73.6   2/ 1 SABBATH (545)            10  5 0
 3/ 3 THE MOONDOGS (97)        443 659 11 40.2   3- 3*WRETCHED HORDE (549)      2  0 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 602): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 610): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 606): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 605): SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 609): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 601): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, 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 440): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 484): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 602): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 610): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 606): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 605): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 606): THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): BONSUR BABES ROCK (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 601): SABBATH (Abraxis, 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 440): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 484) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 601): KOOK AROCHA of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Sorry last turn's column didn't arrive.  Dio got ahold of both it and the personals.
After that, noone could read them!  (drool)

                                          -- N.I.B.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, KOLACT?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see LUNAR COYOTE win a fight and gain 30 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, LUNAR COYOTE 
beat IRON MAN and IRON MAN lost 25 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Our last 
turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to VENOMOUS CONCUBINE, and N.I.B. has made 
the way for a new Duelmaster!  With N.I.B. clearing the throne, THE MOONDOGS of LUNAR 
COYOTE takes a proud seat as KOLACT's new Duelmaster, by virtue of recognition 
points.  Don Corleone's, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they 
get this stuff?  From KOLACT's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, DEIMOS was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     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 KOLACT.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of 
this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUNAR COYOTE 5849            10  10  0    88       THE MOONDOGS (97)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIO 5859                     11   3  0    85       SABBATH (545)
 OZZY 5857                    10   4  0    83       SABBATH (545)
 N.I.B. 5860                  11   4  1    80       SABBATH (545)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON MAN 5856                10   4  1    63       SABBATH (545)
 REESE SILEEN 5852            13   5  0    60       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 WARPIG 5858                  11   4  1    58       SABBATH (545)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORBIN PAES 5877               4   3  0    49       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 JOLEEN KRUZ 5883              4   2  0    43       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 DEIMOS 5876                   6   3  0    37       THE MOONDOGS (97)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BINJU 5880                    1   0  0    13       WRETCHED HORDE (549)
-DAHLII 5879                   1   0  0    13       WRETCHED HORDE (549)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Reese Sileen -- Iron man no rust, covered in coyote fat! -- Iron Man

Lunar Coyote -- How you win? -- War Pig

Reese Sileen -- Good Reese, Reese good, Reese taste good, hmm! -- War Pig

Warpig -- (wistfully)  I really would like some barbecued ribs.... -- Lunar Coyote

Ambitious Guard.  Pathetic. -- Deimos

Oh, well, a Captured Orc is still a win. -- Reese Sileen

Maybe so, but a Userous Merchant is a pain in the pocket. -- Joleen Kruz

Why did I draw the Dangerous Criminal?  He outranks me by almost twice.  Surely there
are more suitable standbys. -- Orbin Paes

Benido d'Osksi, impoverished noble -- No. -- Joleen Kruz

17 July 2008
All -- Many of you know me and many more don't, but I will be scarce for a few
months.  I am relocating, so look for my presence online!  As my will, so mote it
be! -- Abraxis

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

WARPIG devastated DEIMOS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
N.I.B. was vanquished by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
OZZY was subdued by M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute fight.
DIO lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute brawl.
IRON MAN was devastated by LUNAR COYOTE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
REESE SILEEN demolished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JOLEEN KRUZ vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ORBIN PAES overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  13 -  1      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

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:

LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         5  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DIO 5859                   11   3  0   85 SABBATH (545)
SLASHING ATTACK  N.I.B. 5860                11   4  1   80 SABBATH (545)
WALL OF STEEL    REESE SILEEN 5852          13   5  0   60 THE MOONDOGS (97)
STRIKING ATTACK  WARPIG 5858                11   4  1   58 SABBATH (545)
AIMED BLOW       DEIMOS 5876                 6   3  0   37 THE MOONDOGS (97)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUNAR COYOTE 5849.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DIO 5859.  The ten other most popular fighters were OZZY 5857, LUNAR COYOTE 
5849, REESE SILEEN 5852, ORBIN PAES 5877, WARPIG 5858, JOLEEN KRUZ 5883, DEIMOS 5876, 
N.I.B. 5860, IRON MAN 5856, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was IRON MAN 5856.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were N.I.B. 5860, DEIMOS 5876, JOLEEN KRUZ 5883, WARPIG 5858, ORBIN PAES 
5877, REESE SILEEN 5852, LUNAR COYOTE 5849, OZZY 5857, DIO 5859, and  0.