DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-606

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

N.I.B.
SABBATH (545)
(10-5860) [14-5-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

N.I.B.                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SABBATH (545)                  
(10-5860) [14-5-1,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUNAR COYOTE                   N.I.B.
THE MOONDOGS (97)              SABBATH (545)
(10-5849) [12-12-0,86]         (10-5860) [14-5-1,106]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MOONDOGS (97)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SABBATH (545)               33
2. THE MOONDOGS (97)          -25      SABBATH (545)
                                       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/ 2 SABBATH (545)             64  24  3 72.7   1/ 1 THE MOONDOGS (97)         9  6 0
 2/ 3 THE MOONDOGS (97)        455 667 11 40.6   2/ 2 SABBATH (545)             7  4 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 606): RECESS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 489): HAND OF GOD of TEAM HAVOK (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 614): LAMERIDHOR SKO of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 609): SLINKY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 613): AGNAR of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 611): CHIOS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 605): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 597): FROO-FROO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 596): KORLAC of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 560): DIONYSUS of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 251): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 544): MOIST TOWELETTE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 459): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 238): RAVENZ of RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 226): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 444): RUSSIAN BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 488): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 489): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 614): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 609): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 613): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 611): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 605): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 597): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 596): DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 560): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 251): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 544): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 495): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 238): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 226): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 444): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 488) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 488): DOLOVOR of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 614): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
              (turn 613): MARY JANE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 608): TIFFINAL of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
                           SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 610): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 596): PAPA ROTZI of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                (turn 595): JB BLAH of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 594): KNOTHANDLER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 459): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Obviously the gods, assuming they exist, have decided, if they're paying
attention and care at all, that I am more suitable to be duelmaster of Kolact than
N.I.B.  Who knows why, eh?

                                    Lunar Coyote

                                      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 OZZY win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, OZZY beat REESE 
SILEEN and REESE SILEEN lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with 
the old, in with the new, as N.I.B. takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the 
old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Don Corleone's, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From KOLACT's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in KOLACT to get a drink than Don Corleone's!  
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 N.I.B. 5860                  14   5  1   106       SABBATH (545)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIO 5859                     14   3  0   103       SABBATH (545)
 OZZY 5857                    13   5  0   100       SABBATH (545)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUNAR COYOTE 5849            12  12  0    86       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 REESE SILEEN 5852            15   7  0    77       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 JOLEEN KRUZ 5883              7   3  0    72       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-WARPIG 5858                  13   5  1    71       SABBATH (545)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEIMOS 5876                  10   3  0    65       THE MOONDOGS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRON MAN 5856                10   6  1    44       SABBATH (545)
 ORBIN PAES 5877               5   6  0    37       THE MOONDOGS (97)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Warpig -- Ah, that reminds me...thaw some pork chops.  Thanks. -- Reese Sileen

Ozzy -- If you're willing to teach me three skills, I don't care if you laugh.  Go
for it. -- Joleen Kruz

The Ambitious Guard nearly died.  Like I care. -- Deimos

I protest the nefarious actions of the Userous Merchant, who was losing at the bottom
of the page and then when the page was turned over, he won.  Very disappointing. --
Orbin Paes

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
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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

LUNAR COYOTE was devastated by N.I.B. in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
REESE SILEEN was handily defeated by OZZY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
JOLEEN KRUZ viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
DEIMOS overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ORBIN PAES slimly lost to CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur upset duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    32 -  15 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 606 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  N.I.B. 5860                14   5  1  106 SABBATH (545)
BASHING ATTACK   OZZY 5857                  13   5  0  100 SABBATH (545)
WALL OF STEEL    REESE SILEEN 5852          15   7  0   77 THE MOONDOGS (97)
AIMED BLOW       DEIMOS 5876                10   3  0   65 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 N.I.B. 5860.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOLEEN KRUZ 5883, 
DEIMOS 5876, LUNAR COYOTE 5849, OZZY 5857, ORBIN PAES 5877, REESE SILEEN 5852,  0,  
0,  0, and  0.

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