DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/11/2008    Duedate: 12/08/2008

THE STOMPING GROUNDS ARENA

DM-20    TURN-437

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAULARIA
MAUL RATS (360)
(20-3702) [7-1-0,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              MAULARIA
                               MAUL RATS (360)
                               (20-3702) [7-1-0,89]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHILLY ARSONIST                WHAT THE FLAIL
DUNGEON CELL BA (368)          GO TO FLAIL (372)
(20-3743) [6-2-1,47]           (20-3764) [4-4-0,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NUMBSKULLS (375)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUNGEON CELL BA (368)       36
2. MAUL RATS (360)             30      H.R.C. (277)
3. NUMBSKULLS (375)            14      Unchartered Team
4. GO TO FLAIL (372)            7
5. BABA BABA (356)              3      MAUL RATS (360)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BEAT IT! (386)            11   4  1 73.3   1/ 1*NUMBSKULLS (375)         10  5 0
 2/ 3*MAUL RATS (360)           23  11  0 67.6   2/ 4*GO TO FLAIL (372)         8  4 0
 3- 2*BASH MASTERS (384)        13   7  0 65.0   3/ 5*DUNGEON CELL BA (368)     8  7 0
 4/ 6*GO TO FLAIL (372)         20  17  2 54.1   4/ 9*MAUL RATS (360)           7  4 0
 5/ 4*BABA BABA (356)           11  10  1 52.4   5- 6*BASH MASTERS (384)        6  4 0
 6/ 7*DUNGEON CELL BA (368)     20  19  2 51.3   6/ 3*CLUB CLUB (365)           6  6 1
 7/10*NUMBSKULLS (375)          20  20  0 50.0   7- 2*BEAT IT! (386)            3  2 0
 8/ 5*CLUB CLUB (365)           16  16  3 50.0   8- 8*THE BEATNIKS (364)        3  2 0
 9- 8*THE BEATNIKS (364)        15  15  1 50.0   9- 7*I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)     3  7 0
10-11*I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)     10  15  0 40.0  10-10*CHIC BARBARIANS (371)     2  3 1
11-12*ONE LUMP, OR TWO? (378)    7  11  0 38.9  11/11*BABA BABA (356)           1  4 1
12-13*CHIC BARBARIANS (371)      9  16  2 36.0  12-12*ONE LUMP, OR TWO? (378)   1  4 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

While the perks of being a partial owner of this ever shrinking arena are nice, such
as only having to fight rowdy dwarves and feisty ruffians, I do miss mixing it up
with the rest of you brawlers.  In the meantime, with the emphasis on mean, my
prodigy Maulmentum has been handing out beatdowns like chocolate bars on Halloween.
I guess you could say it was more like maulloween for Son of a Basher with the only
trick being his disappearing teeth.  If you are supposed to dress for the job you
want, not the one you have, Son of a Basher will have a great career in whatever
occupation requires a crawling dude in blood soaked clothing and a boot up his...
well, you get the point.  Granted, things could have been worse, such as losing to an
Aradi Thug like Holy Flail.

Bashmaster Maularia

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon THE STOMPING 
GROUNDS, for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  He who laughs last didn't get the 
joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe BEAT IT!.  Last week they got 0-0-0 to 
drop by 5!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as MAUL RATS can attest...  Say what you will about blind luck and 
dirty fighting, but GO TO FLAIL will tell you 20-17-2 is nothing to laugh at...  
DUNGEON CELL BA had cause to celebrate, after CHILLY ARSONIST got 19 points by 
beating FLAILS HERE.  FLAILS HERE certainly had a baffled expression on his face, 
after losing to CHILLY ARSONIST and losing 12 points in the process!  MAULARIA 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by ROWDY DWARF of THE STOMPING GROUNDS.  
Does THE STOMPING GROUNDS have no one talented enough to dethrone it?  So who was the 
warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got 
a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
NUMBSKULLS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of BABA BABA, so did that sorry team shy 
from NUMBSKULLS If challenges were horses, CHEST PAIN could open up a fast food 
joint!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Charity is unknown in THE STOMPING GROUNDS, and rightly so.  NUMBSKULLS exacted their 
revenge against BABA BABA.  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.  
     Do not think spyreporting in THE STOMPING GROUNDS is the highlight of my life.  
Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAULARIA 3702                 7   1  0    89       MAUL RATS (360)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NARCOLEPTIC GUARD 3746        8   0  1    74       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAULMENTUM 3848               4   0  0    48       MAUL RATS (360)
 CHILLY ARSONIST 3743          6   2  1    47       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)
 WESLEY CRUSHER 3781           5   3  0    47       NUMBSKULLS (375)
 MAUL OF AMERICA 3727          6   1  0    45       CLUB CLUB (365)
 TROLLDOZER 3703               5   0  0    41       MAUL RATS (360)
 HOLY FLAIL 3765               5   3  2    37       GO TO FLAIL (372)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THUD 3780                     6   2  0    33       NUMBSKULLS (375)
-TOMMY HILFIGER 3758           2   3  1    33       CHIC BARBARIANS (371)
 FLAILS HERE 3763              6   2  0    31       GO TO FLAIL (372)
 CHEST PAIN 3778               3   5  0    31       NUMBSKULLS (375)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KISS MY BASH 3832             3   1  0    29       BASH MASTERS (384)
 WHAT THE FLAIL 3764           4   4  0    27       GO TO FLAIL (372)
-BEARDED CAT 3840              2   1  1    27       THE BEATNIKS (364)
 FLAILING AROUND 3762          4   4  0    26       GO TO FLAIL (372)
 HUGO SQUISH 3729              4   3  2    25       CLUB CLUB (365)
-BAMBOOZLE 3683                3   0  0    24       BABA BABA (356)
-BASH WIPE 3831                3   1  0    24       BASH MASTERS (384)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWINGING HAMMER 3844          3   0  0    23       BEAT IT! (386)
 MYOPIC VOYEUR 3822            3   2  0    23       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)
-BONGO JOE 3722                4   2  0    22       THE BEATNIKS (364)
-JACK KEROWHACK JR 3725        4   2  0    22       THE BEATNIKS (364)
 HEAD TRAUMA 3777              3   5  0    22       NUMBSKULLS (375)
-SON OF A BASHER 3711          3   2  0    21       I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)
-PAIN IN THE BASH 3833         3   1  0    21       BASH MASTERS (384)
-I SEE DEAD PEOPLE 3705        4   2  0    20       MAUL RATS (360)
-PULL MY DAISY 3726            2   4  0    20       THE BEATNIKS (364)
-EBONY STAFF 3853              1   0  0    20       BEAT IT! (386)
 HAM FIST 3731                 5   2  0    18       CLUB CLUB (365)
 BACKWARDS 3684                5   2  0    17       BABA BABA (356)
 HAM BURGLAR 3744              2   6  0    16       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)
-ONE HANDED STAFF 3841         2   1  0    16       BEAT IT! (386)
-TWO HANDED MACE 3843          2   1  0    16       BEAT IT! (386)
-CHRISTIAN DIOR 3757           1   4  0    15       CHIC BARBARIANS (371)
-MACY CLOCKER 3846             1   0  0    15       ONE LUMP, OR TWO? (378)
-DRUNKEN FLAILER 3710          3   2  0    13       I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)
 BANKROLL 3685                 2   4  1    13       BABA BABA (356)
 CLUMSY BARBER 3742            1   7  0    13       DUNGEON CELL BA (368)
-NAKED LUNCH 3723              3   3  0    12       THE BEATNIKS (364)
-BASH ACKWARDS 3830            2   2  0    12       BASH MASTERS (384)
-MASTER BASHER 3709            3   2  0    11       I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)
-WYSTERIA LA VINE 3798         3   1  0    10       ONE LUMP, OR TWO? (378)
-PIERRE CARDIN 3761            2   3  1    10       CHIC BARBARIANS (371)
-GIORGIO ARMANI 3760           2   3  0     9       CHIC BARBARIANS (371)
-UNCLE MEAT 3796               1   3  0     9       ONE LUMP, OR TWO? (378)
-BASH HOLE 3829                2   2  0     8       BASH MASTERS (384)
-BANTER 3788                   1   1  0     8       BABA BABA (356)
 BASH 'EM ROBOT 3855           1   0  0     8       NUMBSKULLS (375)
 ADAM SMASHA 3850              1   3  1     7       CLUB CLUB (365)
-STOP! HAMMER TIME 3708        1   4  0     7       I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)
-IZ' BIN REEL 3797             1   3  0     6       ONE LUMP, OR TWO? (378)
-BANISH 3682                   0   2  0     2       BABA BABA (356)
-MAULICIOUS 3852               0   2  0     2       MAUL RATS (360)
-HUBIE NEGST 3847              0   1  0     1       ONE LUMP, OR TWO? (378)
-TERMINAL FORCE 3854           0   1  0     1       I CRUSH UR HEAD (361)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
2 MIN FLAIL 3845        2  1 1 BEAT IT! 386         TOMMY HILFIGER 3758   435   
POLISHED STAFF 3842     1  1 0 BEAT IT! 386         BEARDED CAT 3840      434   
CALVIN KLEIN 3759       2  3 0 CHIC BARBARIANS 371  ADAM SMASHA 3850      435   
BRUISER 3779            2  2 0 NUMBSKULLS 375       HUGO SQUISH 3729      433  REVENGED
OBASH YOMAMA 3849       0  3 0 NUMBSKULLS 375       BANKROLL 3685         436  JUST REVENGED
BUCKY RUNESCROD 3794    1  1 0 ONE LUMP, OR TWO 378 PIERRE CARDIN 3761    433  REVENGED
POINDEXTER PRIMM 3795   0  2 0 ONE LUMP, OR TWO 378 HOLY FLAIL 3765       433  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Numbskulls -- I told you that after our bad last turn, someone was going to pay.  It
was you!  Bye, bye Obash Yomama. -- Bailiff, Manager BAba BAba

Obash -- You weren't worth a whiffle anyway. -- Bankroll, BAba BAba

Dirtball pansy managers in this arena!  Cat got your tongues, kitty-cats?  Where's
your mojo?  I want to hear from you before I put you in jail. -- Bailiff, Manager
BAba BAba

Maul of America -- I'm never shopping there again, even if I have a coupon! -- Chest
Pain

I See Dead People -- You must be looking in a mirror...and your therapist is a ghost,
what a twist. -- Thud

Clumsy Barber -- I thought I was gonna get "whacked" sitting in your chair.  I don't
know how I have survived this long with my S.I.C. (style identity crisis). -- Head
Trauma

Bankroll -- Is that what you had in your tunic...I thought you were just happy to see
me. -- Obash Yomama
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

HEAD TRAUMA was devastated by MAULMENTUM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BACKWARDS was viciously subdued by CHEST PAIN in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge battle.
MAULARIA savagely defeated ROWDY DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome Title fight.
NARCOLEPTIC GUARD devastated MAUL OF AMERICA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
WESLEY CRUSHER narrowly defeated ARADI THUG in a 1 minute match.
FLAILS HERE was viciously subdued by CHILLY ARSONIST in a 2 minute brawl.
THUD viciously subdued BANKROLL in a 2 minute bloody match.
HAM FIST was handily defeated by TROLLDOZER in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
HUGO SQUISH slimly lost to HOLY FLAIL in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
WHAT THE FLAIL defeated CLUMSY BARBER in a action packed 2 minute gory duel.
FLAILING AROUND luckily beat HAM BURGLAR in a action packed 3 minute gory match.
MYOPIC VOYEUR overpowered ADAM SMASHA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BASH 'EM ROBOT unbelievably bested TOUGH MAMA in a 4 minute brutal amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  23         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK   223 - 225 - 16      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 437 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:

BASHING ATTACK    13 - 10     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         %11  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MAULARIA 3702               7   1  0   89 MAUL RATS (360)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHILLY ARSONIST 3743.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WHAT THE FLAIL 3764.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHILLY 
ARSONIST 3743, HAM BURGLAR 3744, CLUMSY BARBER 3742, CHEST PAIN 3778, MAULARIA 3702, 
NARCOLEPTIC GUARD 3746, THUD 3780, BANKROLL 3685, TROLLDOZER 3703, and HOLY FLAIL 
3765.

The least popular fighter this week was ADAM SMASHA 3850.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HAM FIST 3731, MAUL OF AMERICA 3727, HEAD TRAUMA 3777, BASH 'EM 
ROBOT 3855, FLAILS HERE 3763, MYOPIC VOYEUR 3822, FLAILING AROUND 3762, HUGO SQUISH 
3729, WESLEY CRUSHER 3781, and BACKWARDS 3684.