DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/16/2006    Duedate: 10/28/2006

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-552

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLGI APPARATUS
BIO WARFARE (439)
(14-4342) [13-5-2,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLGI APPARATUS                POSITION IS EMPTY
BIO WARFARE (439)              
(14-4342) [13-5-2,131]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CYTOPLASMIC                    RED BLOOD CELL
BIO WARFARE (439)              BIO WARFARE (439)
(14-4309) [19-24-1,89]         (14-4420) [2-4-1,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BIO WARFARE (439)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIO WARFARE (439)           32
2. FOREIGN LEGION (445)        10      FOREIGN LEGION (445)
3. THE DOGHOUSE (188)           7      Unchartered Team
4. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)       0
5. CROC FILES 3 (399)           0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      43  15  1 74.1   1/ 2 BIO WARFARE (439)        11  4 1
 2- 3*NO-HALF STEPPING (451)     3   2  0 60.0   2/ 1 FOREIGN LEGION (445)      9  1 0
 3/ 6 BIO WARFARE (439)         85 108  7 44.0   3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        5 10 0
 4/ 5 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       406 520  9 43.8   4- 4*NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    3  2 0
 5- 7*CROC FILES 3 (399)         2   3  0 40.0   5- 6*CROC FILES 3 (399)        2  3 0
 6- 8*DISNEY'S BABES (369)       2   4  0 33.3   6- 8*DISNEY'S BABES (369)      1  4 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing is certain in TOBIR, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--BIO WARFARE.  BIO 
WARFARE posted a nice gain, to come in 1st.  Everybody loves a winner...  BIO WARFARE 
had cause to celebrate, after E COLI got 10 points by beating DELARQUAN SAILOR.  A 
certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 4 
points to ENCLOPLASMIC.  (Discrete enough, BWUCE REE?) ANDILLIA found out that TOBIR 
isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one 
team in TOBIR is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in THE 
DEATH SQUAD are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, FOREIGN LEGION scurried away from THE DEATH 
SQUAD.  Oh, the shame!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in TOBIR is the highlight of my life.  More important 
duties call me.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLGI APPARATUS 4342         13   5  2   131       BIO WARFARE (439)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANISH PASTRY 4400            9   4  0    95       FOREIGN LEGION (445)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYTOPLASMIC 4309             19  24  1    89       BIO WARFARE (439)
 ANDILLIA 4255                18  31  0    88       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 ENCLOPLASMIC 4307             8   6  0    86       BIO WARFARE (439)
 CHICHI-HOOEY 4270            14  28  0    70       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ITALIAN STALLION 4399        12   1  0    55       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 BWUCE REE 4388                7   2  0    54       FOREIGN LEGION (445)
 E COLI 4343                   6   9  0    50       BIO WARFARE (439)
 MAGINOT LINE 4393             6   3  0    43       FOREIGN LEGION (445)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED BLOOD CELL 4420           2   4  1    30       BIO WARFARE (439)
 GERBENT 4401                  5  10  0    25       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 RUSSIAN WINTER 4443           3   0  0    25       FOREIGN LEGION (445)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCRUFF 4421                   4   2  0    21       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-LOVELIFE 4428                 1   0  0    20       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 TIPAR KUROO 4465              1   1  0    14       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
-KOKO THE BRUISER 4430         1   0  0    13       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-ANASTASIA 3452                1   0  0    10       DISNEY'S BABES (369)
-CONNIE 3908                   1   0  0     9       CROC FILES 3 (399)
-DAISY 3907                    1   0  0     7       CROC FILES 3 (399)
-100% 4429                     1   0  0     6       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-SHOWSTOPPER 4427              0   1  0     1       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-MONTY 3911                    0   1  0     1       CROC FILES 3 (399)
-CELBRATE LIFE 4431            0   1  0     1       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
-MURRY 3909                    0   1  0     1       CROC FILES 3 (399)
-ACCO 3910                     0   1  0     1       CROC FILES 3 (399)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WHITE FANG 4353       12 14 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188      GOLGI APPARATUS 4342  548 NOT REVE
RED FANG 4444          1  1 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188      RED BLOOD CELL 4420   550         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Encloplasmic -- Have you noticed how saying your name sounds like talking with your
nose stuffed up?  Just thought I'd mention it. -- Andillia
P.S.  Or maybe a mouth full of mashed potatoes.

Golgi Apparatus -- Must be lots of fun thumbing your nose at convention and not
writing a column.  But then, women are so often unreliable.  No sense of
responsibility. -- Chichi-Hooey
P.S.  Hmm, Leeta tells me that I shouldn't say stuff like that, it sounds too much
like sour grapes.  Wouldn't you know, the one time I sound off, she's paying
attention?  But I stand by it.  Being Politically Correct can be so BORING.

Russian Winter -- Snowsnowsnow, right?  I know about stuff like that, and I hate it.
Snow belongs on solstice cards and the tops of mountains, and that's it. -- Gerbent
P.S.  Only a megalomaniac would go attacking some other area REGARDLESS of the
season.  What do you want with miles and miles of miles and miles, after all?  You
can only stand on one spot at a time.

Red Blood Cell -- Gosh, that's just delicious!  So many people don't like to even
THINK of a dog getting a taste of blood, but I gotta tell you, we love it.  Thanks.
-- Scruff

Ah.  Well, the Polite Beggar WAS polite, and as gentle an introduction to dueling as
I could probably hope for.  So, okay.  What's next? -- Tipar Kuroo

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  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
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLGI APPARATUS bested ANDILLIA in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
ENCLOPLASMIC vanquished BWUCE REE in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
CHICHI-HOOEY was overpowered by CYTOPLASMIC in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
DANISH PASTRY viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gory fight.
ITALIAN STALLION demolished GERBENT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MAGINOT LINE won victory over RED BLOOD CELL in a crowd pleasing 4 minute fight.
E COLI overpowered DELARQUAN SAILOR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SCRUFF defeated CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute melee.
TIPAR KUROO was unbelievably bested by RUSSIAN WINTER in a 2 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                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   0 -  1     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  11 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  24 -  2      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   5 -  1      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 552 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GOLGI APPARATUS 4342       13   5  2  131 BIO WARFARE (439)
STRIKING ATTACK  ENCLOPLASMIC 4307           8   6  0   86 BIO WARFARE (439)
WALL OF STEEL    ITALIAN STALLION 4399      12   1  0   55 FOREIGN LEGION (445)
TOTAL PARRY      MAGINOT LINE 4393           6   3  0   43 FOREIGN LEGION (445)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CYTOPLASMIC 4309.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RED BLOOD CELL 4420.  The ten other most popular fighters were GOLGI 
APPARATUS 4342, DANISH PASTRY 4400, TIPAR KUROO 4465, ENCLOPLASMIC 4307, E COLI 4343, 
ANDILLIA 4255, CYTOPLASMIC 4309, ITALIAN STALLION 4399, MAGINOT LINE 4393, and SCRUFF 
4421.

The least popular fighter this week was GERBENT 4401.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHICHI-HOOEY 4270, BWUCE REE 4388, RUSSIAN WINTER 4443, SCRUFF 4421, 
MAGINOT LINE 4393, ITALIAN STALLION 4399, CYTOPLASMIC 4309, ANDILLIA 4255, E COLI 
4343, and ENCLOPLASMIC 4307.