DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/22/2008    Duedate: 10/04/2008

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-598

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AURELIUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6963) [10-2-0,81]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AURELIUS                       CAHALITH
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        FORSAKEN (571)
(17-6963) [10-2-0,81]          (17-7022) [2-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AURELIUS                       AURELIUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6963) [10-2-0,81]          (17-6963) [10-2-0,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FORSAKEN (571)              31
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            22      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
3. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     22      Unchartered Team
4. GLADIATORS (569)             0
                                       FORSAKEN (571)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FORSAKEN (571)             8   2  0 80.0   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          9  6 0
 2/ 3 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   83  68  3 55.0   2/ 3*FORSAKEN (571)            8  2 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         422 602  9 41.2   3/ 2 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   5  4 0
 4- 5 GLADIATORS (569)          24  43  4 35.8   4- 5 GLADIATORS (569)          0  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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 601): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 603): SORAK of FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 597): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 599): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 597): AURELIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 595): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 298): SCARLET ROSE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 588): ALUMINUM AWL of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 585): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 583): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 574): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 536): LEO POWERS of MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 254): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 464): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 451): B.C. GOLD of MY BEST BUDS (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 427): UNLUCKY DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (WOODY, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 397): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 396): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 489): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 601): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 603): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 597): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 599): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 597): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 596): CYNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 298): D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 588): BOHICA (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 585): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 583): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 574): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 536): ROAD WARRIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 254): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 464): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 451): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 427): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 397): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 396): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 489): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 603): SORAK of FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 599): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): NOVELUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 595): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                (turn 594): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): TROOPER TED of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): MOSSMAN of CROCS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 585): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
              (turn 584): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 451): ZIG-ZAG MAN of MY BEST BUDS (Street Legal, mgr.)
                                   ODDALISQUE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                       (turn 450): 911 of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
                                   BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ALJAFIR!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for URSILA VINE?  
MIDDLE WAY's proud of her after beating THE USEROUS MERCHANT and getting 8 points.  
Talk about yer major upsets!  YAREK ZURN's match with CAPTURED ORC cost him a loss of 
3 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  AURELIUS stopped KUNG-FU MASTER 
dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said ALJAFIR's Duelmaster was paying 
for drinks at The Vile Vizier?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of MIDDLE WAY must be getting lonely.  
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Is there 
some deep dark secret why FIELDS OF ELYSIUM's been avoiding MIDDLE WAY so much?  Or 
is it just that they're too scared?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AURELIUS 6963                10   2  0    81       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUINTUS 6913                 11   6  2   111       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZALMAN ARVO 7010              6   0  1    55       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 GRISHORT HURM 6929            6  30  0    48       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 URSILA VINE 7006              6   2  1    46       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIBERIUS 6979                 4   0  0    33       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 YAREK ZURN 6955               6  14  0    32       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-GERMANICUS 6999               4   3  0    24       GLADIATORS (569)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAHALITH 7022                 2   0  0    23       FORSAKEN (571)
 IRRAKA 7019                   2   0  0    22       FORSAKEN (571)
 ITHAEUR 7021                  2   0  0    21       FORSAKEN (571)
 RAHU 7020                     2   0  0    21       FORSAKEN (571)
-LUCIUS 6996                   2   2  1    20       GLADIATORS (569)
 SALARA LORMIN 7037            2   0  0    18       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ELODOTH 7023                  0   2  0     2       FORSAKEN (571)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
COMMODUS 6962           9  6 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIU 563 VERCINGETORIX 6950    595   
DEAD ROMAN 20 7038      0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIU 563 DARK CHAMPION         598  NONE
DEAD ROMAN 21 7039      0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIU 563 DARK CHAMPION         598  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Salara Lormin -- How dare you beat me!  I'll make you pay I swear it!  You just
wait.... -- Elodoth the peeved orc

All -- Greetings fellow duelers from all of us!  We hope to keep up the good showing.
this week will be interesting... 'Lord' Garou has bade us to--shh... don't tell them!
Ok, then eh, well met and good luck!

Middle Way -- I've heard of you.. not only do you plague Noblish Island, you infest
all the land in one form or another.  I think you must be one of the spies of the
grey witch.  What say you now? -- Garou

Aurelius -- Damn, you're just too good for me.  Not that it's saying much, but still.
-- Grishort Hurm

A Dangerous Criminal!  Oooh, I'm shaking in my boots, although that might be the
fever I picked up this past weekend. -- Yarek Zurn

Ambitious Guard.  Pah. -- Ursila Vine

I wonder if this means I can hit on the Userous Merchant for some of his imported
wine? -- Zalman Arvo

Elodoth -- (blinking)  I hadn't expected it to be that easy! -- Salara Lormin

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

DEAD ROMAN 21 was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DEAD ROMAN 20 was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
AURELIUS handily defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
YAREK ZURN was unbelievably bested by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute fight.
URSILA VINE bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a dull 6 minute brawl.
ZALMAN ARVO overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 3 minute one-sided struggle.
GRISHORT HURM was bested by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
IRRAKA handily defeated NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
RAHU vanquished NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ITHAEUR vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CAHALITH overpowered NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 1 minute uneven match.
ELODOTH was overpowered by SALARA LORMIN in a 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                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   0 -  1     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   0 -  1     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  31 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   AURELIUS 6963              10   2  0   81 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZALMAN ARVO 7010            6   0  1   55 MIDDLE WAY (484)
TOTAL PARRY      URSILA VINE 7006            6   2  1   46 MIDDLE WAY (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AURELIUS 6963.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AURELIUS 6963.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZALMAN ARVO 7010, RAHU 
7020, ITHAEUR 7021, SALARA LORMIN 7037, YAREK ZURN 6955, IRRAKA 7019, CAHALITH 7022, 
DEAD ROMAN 21 7039, DEAD ROMAN 20 7038, and GRISHORT HURM 6929.

The least popular fighter this week was URSILA VINE 7006.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ELODOTH 7023, GRISHORT HURM 6929, DEAD ROMAN 20 7038, DEAD 
ROMAN 21 7039, CAHALITH 7022, IRRAKA 7019, YAREK ZURN 6955, SALARA LORMIN 7037, 
ITHAEUR 7021, and RAHU 7020.