DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/28/2008    Duedate: 11/10/2008

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-608

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEIMOS
THE MOONDOGS (97)
(10-5876) [12-3-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEIMOS                         POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MOONDOGS (97)              
(10-5876) [12-3-0,94]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUNAR COYOTE                   WARPIG
THE MOONDOGS (97)              SABBATH (545)
(10-5849) [13-13-0,81]         (10-5858) [14-6-1,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MOONDOGS (97)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MOONDOGS (97)           12
2. VIKINGS (34)                 0      SABBATH (545)
3. SABBATH (545)               -4      Unchartered Team

                                       THE FRUITS (304)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SABBATH (545)             68  29  4 70.1   1/ 1 THE MOONDOGS (97)         8  7 0
 2- 2 VIKINGS (34)             164 145 11 53.1   2/ 2 SABBATH (545)             6  5 1
 3/ 3 THE MOONDOGS (97)        461 671 11 40.7   3- 3 VIKINGS (34)              4  1 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 608): JETSAM of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 491): HAND OF GOD of TEAM HAVOK (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 616): BUD GREEN of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 611): OVERKILL of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 615): BIMBETTE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 613): LONG BEACH LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 607): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 599): TOE PUPPET of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 598): KORLAC of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 562): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 546): MOIST TOWELETTE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 497): VARGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 239): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 227): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 446): WOLF RIDER of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 203): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 490): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 608): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 491): TEAM HAVOK (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 616): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 611): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 615): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 613): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 607): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 599): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 598): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 562): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 546): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 497): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 239): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 227): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 446): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 203): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 490) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 608): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 615): LAMERIDHOR SKO of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 613): LONG BEACH LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 607): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 598): DICK TATER of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 598): KORLAC of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
               (turn 597): DANTE FURIOSO of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 561): DIONYSUS of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
                              CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 546): MOIST TOWELETTE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
KOLACT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see DEIMOS win a fight and gain 27 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DEIMOS 
beat OZZY and OZZY lost 22 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or 
broken, our Duelmaster DARK CHAMPION Dark Arena Challenged this turn.  And if variety 
is the spice of life, KOLACT may be getting bland, as N.I.B. stays top dog in the 
city.  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, KOLACT?   
     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.  Whoa!  I'll even buy N.I.B. a drink 
tonight!  Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on his good 
side!  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless 
cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the KOLACT arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEIMOS 5876                  12   3  0    94       THE MOONDOGS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REESE SILEEN 5852            16   8  0    91       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 WARPIG 5858                  14   6  1    91       SABBATH (545)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOLEEN KRUZ 5883              9   3  0    84       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 LUNAR COYOTE 5849            13  13  0    81       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 OZZY 5857                    14   6  0    80       SABBATH (545)
 DIO 5859                     14   5  0    76       SABBATH (545)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CIRIC 970                     9   4  2    65       VIKINGS (34)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BORO 888                     11  11  2    54       VIKINGS (34)
-CHAGAN 1126                  10   2  0    54       VIKINGS (34)
-IRON MAN 5856                10   7  1    46       SABBATH (545)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORBIN PAES 5877               5   8  0    30       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-SKYHAWK 1228                  4   1  0    26       VIKINGS (34)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAGAR BLUETOOTH 5850          2   0  0    22       VIKINGS (34)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hmm, nothing worthy of belated comment on the preceding turn, so on to current
affairs.  At least they have an ephemeral interest....

N.I.B. -- I wasn't ready for that.  But at least you didn't kill me, so maybe some
day I will be. -- Reese Sileen

Dio -- Eat steel, you half-human! -- Lunar Coyote

Ciric -- Hey, a new face!  Great. -- Joleen Kruz
P.S.  Sorry I greeted your new face with a fist in the snoot, metaphorically, but
that's the way it goes.

Iron Man -- Surely we've warned you about standing around in this rainy weather? --
Deimos

Boro -- Huh, do you think the handicapper hates me?  Or is it the Match-Up Gods that
are out to get me? -- Orbin Paes

Our congratulations to N.I.B. -- Jorja and the Moondogs

8 October 2008
Hail Alastarians!
     Allow me to introduce myself.  I am Vanek, manager of the Warmasters in the No-
Tourney arena of Shadowspire.  I come to you with a public service announcement.
Some of you may already be aware of Shadowspire and some of you may not realize what
exactly you're missing.  This isn't your average arena.  This is Shadowspire, a large
and very active arena where role-playing is encouraged; many managers are active both
the personal ads and the D2 forums online, and excitement reigns with many grudge
matches from turn to turn.
     If you haven't checked arena 81 out, I urge you to do so.  After returning to
the game almost 2 years ago, after a 15+ year hiatus, I was looking to try and
recapture the magic of the game I remembered from my youth.  After finding my first
two arenas lacking, I almost quit the game again.  That was until I found the newly
opening Shadowspire.  It was here that I found the magic and excitement that I
remembered.  I truly love this arena and am sure you will too if given a chance.
Rookie or experienced veteran, it matters not.  Both have come together here to
successfully make an arena with plenty of competition to challenge the vets, yet with
the no tourney format, friendly enough for the novices to get their feet wet and
learn (or relearn) the game.  When I say that even novices can find success here, I
speak from personal experience.  I still consider myself a "newbie" to the game but
have found plenty of success with my first two Duelmaster titles and two ADM
graduates to date.
     I encourage you all to check out the D2 forums at www.reality.com/duel2/ and
look over both the Shadowspire newsletter and DM-81 forum section at the bottom of
the page.  The forum banter and personal ads help to clearly show that the "old
school" feel for the game is still alive and well here in Shadowspire.
     Also, if you're a former Shadowspire manager who is currently away, I encourage
you to return and help continue to make this one of the most entertaining arenas in
the game today!
     I hope to see many new faces in the near future and am excited to see the return
of some of the old faces whom have been away!
     Sincerely,
          Vanek

8 October 2008
After 17 long years they are finally cutting the Cowboy loose.  Red & stinging, my
hand is now sufficiently slapped.  The state of Texas' boot print is stamped across
my ***... Uncle Damnit!  I am only 34 (think about it...) so plenty of time to
reinvent myself...prospects are great.  After wading through the culture shock I hope
to be amongst you soon, dishing out paper "w"itch slaps and taking my share of them
from you.  See you @ the Winter face '09?  Only time will tell.  Good luck. --
CFH/Rat Salad, 5 Below Zero and an assortment of other underachieving thugs.
P.S.  Contact info coming soon for those who want it; email and all that other fun
sh...stuff.  *grin*  Sorry Ed.

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

N.I.B. butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LUNAR COYOTE lost to WARPIG in a action packed 1 minute brutal battle.
OZZY was luckily beaten by DEIMOS in a 1 minute Title duel.
JOLEEN KRUZ bested M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute contest.
DIO was defeated by REESE SILEEN in a 2 minute fight.
ORBIN PAES was demolished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   1 -  0      92  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  19 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 608 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DEIMOS 5876                12   3  0   94 THE MOONDOGS (97)
WALL OF STEEL    REESE SILEEN 5852          16   8  0   91 THE MOONDOGS (97)
STRIKING ATTACK  WARPIG 5858                14   6  1   91 SABBATH (545)
BASHING ATTACK   JOLEEN KRUZ 5883            9   3  0   84 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 WARPIG 5858.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOLEEN KRUZ 5883, 
REESE SILEEN 5852, DEIMOS 5876, OZZY 5857, DIO 5859, ORBIN PAES 5877, LUNAR COYOTE 
5849,  0,  0, and  0.

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

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

N.I.B. (10-5860) SABBATH (545)