DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/24/2008    Duedate: 12/06/2008

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-607

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHOLE MUTT
THE DOGHOUSE (188)
(14-4516) [22-19-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHOLE MUTT                     POSITION IS EMPTY
THE DOGHOUSE (188)             
(14-4516) [22-19-0,118]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MINUTE MUN                     RAIN MUN
ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)        ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
(14-4545) [12-13-1,83]         (14-4561) [11-2-1,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DOGHOUSE (188)          35
2. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)     -4      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)    -16      Unchartered Team

                                       BLACK LEGION (196)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  325 216 25 60.1   1/ 1 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  10  5 0
 2/ 2 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  333 255 21 56.6   2/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       556 644  9 46.3   3/ 2 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   6  9 1

    '*'   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 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 607): JON FLUTE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 606): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 599): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 596): SOLDIER 8 of MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 595): X. ROLPH TUPP of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 592): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 588): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 558): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 549): RAISE THE ABYSS of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 540): ISSARIES of THE TASKMASTERS (Blueface, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 250): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 439): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 492): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 302): GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 607): PUBLIC ENEMIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 606): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 599): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 596): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 595): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 592): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 588): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 558): GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 549): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 540): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 250): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 439): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 492): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON MIST of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 606): BARK of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 595): X. ROLPH TUPP of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 594): ELINDOR IMARDA of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
                              STAN DAUFF of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 588): MAD CARMENCITA of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ha!  Rain Mun, there is a world of difference between rain, with its attendant
mud, and a b*a*t*h.  Rain is fun.

                                     Whole Mutt

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome TOBIR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with LADY NIP?  She 
actually beat OTAGO HIGHLANDERS' FENWICK, and walked away with 22 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at OTAGO HIGHLANDERS.  FENWICK lost 20 points to LADY NIP.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe FENWICK will provide more easy wins...  
Apparently TOBIR isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded 
Duelmaster got 4 challenges this turn!  Another fighter (RAIN MUN 11-2-1) challenged 
another Duelmaster (WHOLE MUTT 22-19-0).  Life goes on.  RAIN MUN was reminded on the 
sands why WHOLE MUTT is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty 
gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHOLE MUTT 4516              22  19  0   118       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIN MUN 4561                11   2  1    95       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 LITTLE BIG MUN 4559          12   5  0    92       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE FOREMUN 4187          19  13  0    86       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 DALMORE 4563                  9   2  1    84       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 MINUTE MUN 4545              12  13  1    83       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 MUN OVER BOARD 4219          17  11  1    77       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY NIP 4571                 4   5  0    61       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR FANG 4550                 10  10  0    53       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 ANZAC 4560                    9   7  1    52       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 BOMBAY 4519                   5  26  0    41       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 FENWICK 4573                  6   3  0    38       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-ARAGORN 4082                  3   0  0    34       THE FELLOWSHIP (416)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITCH 4572                    5   4  0    31       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLOORMAT 4577                 2   1  0    23       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 HELENA 4578                   1   1  0     4       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ECHANOSARAH 4490       21 25 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188     MINUTE MUN 4545       603  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mun Over Board -- Damn, what does it take to drown you?  I tried pushing you off the
dock, and then I tried jumping in after and on top of you, and it still isn't
working.  Maybe if you took the puffy orange vest off? -- Mr Fang

Bombay -- I hadn't intended to nip you on the buttock, you know.  It looked the wrong
size and shape for a good little bite.  But I couldn't reach anything else, and it
seems to have worked. -- Lady Nip

Anzac -- Listen, when I latch onto a man's leg, it's serious, and I don't let go. --
Pitch

Helena -- I don't mind you wiping your feet on me, honest!  So long as you tickle my
neck with your toes at the same time. -- Floormat

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

RAIN MUN slimly lost to WHOLE MUTT in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge Title fight.
GEORGE FOREMUN lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute brutal expert's battle.
DALMORE was narrowly defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute duel.
MUN OVER BOARD defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute fight.
MINUTE MUN was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute expert's brawl.
LITTLE BIG MUN beat VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
FENWICK was overpowered by LADY NIP in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BOMBAY was unbelievably bested by MR FANG in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
PITCH was overpowered by ANZAC in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HELENA was overpowered by FLOORMAT in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   6 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  35 -  1      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 607 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      WHOLE MUTT 4516            22  19  0  118 THE DOGHOUSE (188)
PARRY-STRIKE     RAIN MUN 4561              11   2  1   95 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE BIG MUN 4559        12   5  0   92 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
LUNGING ATTACK   GEORGE FOREMUN 4187        19  13  0   86 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
STRIKING ATTACK  DALMORE 4563                9   2  1   84 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ANZAC 4560                  9   7  1   52 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MINUTE MUN 4545.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RAIN MUN 4561.  The ten other most popular fighters were DALMORE 4563, MINUTE MUN 
4545, GEORGE FOREMUN 4187, WHOLE MUTT 4516, MUN OVER BOARD 4219, BOMBAY 4519, 
FLOORMAT 4577, LADY NIP 4571, MR FANG 4550, and ANZAC 4560.

The least popular fighter this week was FENWICK 4573.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HELENA 4578, PITCH 4572, LITTLE BIG MUN 4559, ANZAC 4560, MR FANG 4550, 
LADY NIP 4571, FLOORMAT 4577, BOMBAY 4519, MUN OVER BOARD 4219, and WHOLE MUTT 4516.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
100% 4429 (21-14-2)                    1  3  0         NO-HALF STEPPING     

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LRB 4488 (14-12-0)                     0  2  0         NO-HALF STEPPING     
SHOWSTOPPER 4427 (17-15-2)             0  2  0         NO-HALF STEPPING     

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MICHAEL PALIN 2750 (11-2-0)            0  2  0         MONTY PYTHON         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TWO BUCK CHUCK 4558 (6-2-0)            0  2  0         NO-HALF STEPPING     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MR. IMPACT 4570 (1-2-0)                2  3  0         NO-HALF STEPPING     

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ED MCMUN 4150 (16-4-2)                 4  3  0         ALL THE MUN'S MEN    
ELEFUNTMUN 4173 (10-7-1)               0  2  0         ALL THE MUN'S MEN    

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARAGORN 4082 (3-0-0)                   9  3  1         THE FELLOWSHIP       

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LOVELIFE 4428 (7-8-0)                  1  3  0         NO-HALF STEPPING     

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LEO POWERS 4513 (3-1-0)                6  3  0         MEDAL OF HONOR A2    
CELBRATE LIFE 4431 (0-2-0)             0  2  0         NO-HALF STEPPING