DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/21/2008    Duedate: 08/02/2008

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-598

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LRB
NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
(14-4488) [12-10-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LRB                            POSITION IS EMPTY
NO-HALF STEPPING (451)         
(14-4488) [12-10-0,103]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ECHANOSARAH                    BOMBAY
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
(14-4490) [19-22-0,79]         (14-4519) [3-19-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NO-HALF STEPPING (451)      76
2. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)     17      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. THE DOGHOUSE (188)           1      Unchartered Team
4. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)    -53
                                       GODS OF METAL (194)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  298 198 24 60.1   1/ 1 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  12  3 1
 2/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  310 233 20 57.1   2/ 2 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   7  8 2
 3/ 3 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    63  57  5 52.5   3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        6  9 0
 4/ 4 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       533 623  9 46.1   4/ 4 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)    5  2 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 298): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 598): SLY APPARITION of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 597): STEWART of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 590): DONDRIC of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 587): CUTTER CRITES of BORN LOSERS (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 586): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 583): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 579): STONE COLD of WRESTLEMANIACS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 549): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 540): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 531): DECEPTIVE DELILA of THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 246): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 433): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 199): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 483): GOKU of DRAGONBALL Z (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 298): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 598): PATRONAS VERITAS (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 590): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 587): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 586): BARHOPPERS II (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 583): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 579): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 549): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 540): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 531): THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 246): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 433): BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 199): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 483): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 298): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 598): PONY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 597): STEWART of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
                          GINKOR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 586): MORLIN POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 583): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
                           IRIS of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 578): WORLD CHUMPS of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
                         WINDSONG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 530): BANNIR PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in TOBIR!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  One team deserves special 
mention 'cause they moved up 0 after going 4-1-0.  Keep it up, NO-HALF STEPPING!  MVP 
award for TWO BUCK CHUCK?  NO-HALF STEPPING's proud of him after beating MUN OVER 
BOARD and getting 19 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  WHOLE MUTT got smashed 
by KUNG-FU MASTER, and lost 16 points!  Was that a tear I saw in GINKOR's eye, as he 
took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't STEWART fit to be tied!  Who was the wiseguy 
that said TOBIR's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Deeproot Inn?  Don't look 
at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All TOBIR ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a 
job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  TOBIR is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LRB 4488                     12  10  0   103       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WESTON 4137                  17  12  3    89       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 ECHANOSARAH 4490             19  22  0    79       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 MINUTE MUN 4545              10   6  0    78       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 WHOLE MUTT 4516              16  16  0    75       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 LITTLE BIG MUN 4559           8   0  0    68       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE FOREMUN 4187          14   9  0    65       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO BUCK CHUCK 4558           4   0  0    52       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 MR FANG 4550                  6   5  0    47       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 MUN OVER BOARD 4219          12   7  1    44       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIN MUN 4561                 4   0  1    33       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 BOMBAY 4519                   3  19  0    28       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 CODECRACKER 4518              3   4  0    27       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DALMORE 4563                  2   0  1    19       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 BIGGER THOMAS 4532            1   1  0    17       NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
 ANZAC 4560                    3   4  0    13       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GRAND HUSTLA 4536       0  1 0 NO-HALF STEPPING 451 HIGH ELF              598  NONE
LUKE RATTER 4564        0  1 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188     DALMORE 4563          598   
MISS MUTT 4557          6  3 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188     WESTON 4137           597   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A Virginal Concubine?  But...she doesn't know a *thing*!  She's quite unexperienced.
How can it benefit me to study with her? -- Ginkor

If that stupid assassin was truly noble, he would have lost the fight. -- Echanosarah

Minute Mun -- Ah.  I suppose if we'd held the fight to one minute, you would have
won?  Glad we went longer, then.  Sure, a dog likes to play for the sake of play, but
he also likes to win. -- Whole Mutt

Weston -- Your true nature shows!  A dog-kicker.  What could be worse? -- Ghost of
Miss Mutt

Anzac -- It's an odd name, but I find you bite just the same. -- Mr. Fang

Ginkor -- My orders were to "move that mutt out of here" and I did it.  I didn't
enjoy it, but I did it.  You owe me. -- Marianne, Not Really a Concubine if I Can
Help It

Echanosarah -- Young lady, your efforts are pathetic. -- Potter, Noble Assassin

Little Big Mun -- Cheese, remind me never to get shipwrecked off this coast again! --
Arsulis, Delarquan Sailor

George Foremun -- You got me that time, but as soon as I come up with a new angle,
I'll be back. -- Art Folle Dodger, Civilized Bender of the Rules

Mun Over Board -- I was trying to pull you back into the boat, dummy. -- Arsulis,
Delarquan Sailor

Rain Mun -- Wait till you see how *this* shows up on your bill.  Just because I'm
staff doesn't mean my resurrection is free, and since the need for it is plainly your
fault, you can pay for it. -- Darias Le Plume, Trustworthy Scribe

Dalmore -- You got me while I was still groggy.  I don't know if that's fair, but I
don't like it. -- Darias Le Plume, Trustworthy Scribe

Our congratulations to Stewart. -- Jorja and the Doghouse

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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                                 *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

GRAND HUSTLA was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STEWART was vanquished by GINKOR in a 1 minute uneven battle.
WESTON was subdued by LRB in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert's Title fight.
WHOLE MUTT was viciously subdued by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
ECHANOSARAH was bested by MINUTE MUN in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
LITTLE BIG MUN beat MR FANG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
GEORGE FOREMUN overpowered CHEERFUL FAN in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
MUN OVER BOARD lost to TWO BUCK CHUCK in a 2 minute gory duel.
RAIN MUN vanquished FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BOMBAY was defeated by CHEERFUL FAN in a 2 minute expert vs. novice upset match.
CODECRACKER demolished ANZAC in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BIGGER THOMAS devastated POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
DALMORE barely slew LUKE RATTER in a 2 minute bloody amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   3 -  0      82  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  31 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 598 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         2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LRB 4488                   12  10  0  103 NO-HALF STEPPING (451)
BASHING ATTACK   WESTON 4137                17  12  3   89 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
LUNGING ATTACK   MINUTE MUN 4545            10   6  0   78 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE BIG MUN 4559         8   0  0   68 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
PARRY-LUNGE      MR FANG 4550                6   5  0   47 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ECHANOSARAH 4490.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BOMBAY 4519.  The ten other most popular fighters were TWO BUCK CHUCK 4558, 
LRB 4488, MINUTE MUN 4545, LITTLE BIG MUN 4559, MUN OVER BOARD 4219, CODECRACKER 
4518, DALMORE 4563, WESTON 4137, WHOLE MUTT 4516, and GEORGE FOREMUN 4187.

The least popular fighter this week was ANZAC 4560.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ECHANOSARAH 4490, GRAND HUSTLA 4536, MR FANG 4550, LUKE RATTER 4564, 
BIGGER THOMAS 4532, RAIN MUN 4561, GEORGE FOREMUN 4187, WHOLE MUTT 4516, WESTON 4137, 
and DALMORE 4563.

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

STEWART (14-4213) OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
GINKOR (14-4515) THE DOGHOUSE (188)