DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/23/2008    Duedate: 08/05/2008

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-591

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DONDRIC
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6694) [16-3-1,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DONDRIC                        POSITION IS EMPTY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          
(22-6694) [16-3-1,133]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DONDRIC                        LIPSTICK
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6694) [16-3-1,133]         (22-6686) [15-6-3,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       36
2. DROP THE LEASH (701)        10      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         -7      Unchartered Team

                                        (173)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    475 224 18 68.0   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    12  1 0
 2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      130 153  4 45.9   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       5  9 1
 3/ 0 DROP THE LEASH (701)      22  29  3 43.1   3/ 0 DROP THE LEASH (701)      1  3 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 was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  SOLVEN needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for PEWTER?  
DROP THE LEASH's proud of him after beating ELLIRN KOUL and getting 11 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  ELLIRN KOUL's match with PEWTER cost her a loss of 9 points! 
Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think DONDRIC should let ULTRA 
FAITH be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster really 
being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All SOLVEN ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  SEREPHIM bloodfeuded (is that a word?) JILIAN NORMAN for revenge 
over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that 
all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONDRIC 6694                 16   3  1   133       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIPSTICK 6686                15   6  3   110       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614            18  32  0    87       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 ULTRA FAITH 6360              8   4  3    86       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688           12  10  1    72       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEREPHIM 6713                 5   0  1    44       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEWTER 6647                   3   1  0    31       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 HOTL MUSCHEL 6707             7   5  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 JILIAN NORMAN 6711            3   3  1    27       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELLIRN KOUL 6716              1   1  0    11       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 HOT EIGHTEEN 6715             1   0  0    10       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BENNICK 6718                  1   0  0     7       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 SONIC REDUCER 6708            0   1  0     1       DROP THE LEASH (701)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TOURNEY DEATH 6717      0  1 0 DROP THE LEASH 701   WURM KIN              591  NONE
GALMORTHAL 6712         2  2 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676  JILIAN NORMAN 6711    590  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jilian -- Well, it's kinda fitting that we ended up splitting the four fights two
each.  We'll see if Lipstick can't get her fourth kill. -- Ghost of Galmorthal

Galmorthal -- Damn you, that was *not* supposed to happen.  Just remember, well, have
your manager remember, that it was your downchallenge that brought the fight about,
and you were the one who came out with no armor.  Idiot!  You almost *deserve* to
have died of that. -- Jilian Norman

Dondric -- Like I didn't know how that one would come out!  You've got a nasty
temper, but you're good at what you do. -- Dolby Jossel

Lipstick -- Listen, chick, I like spending time with you, but you've got to stop
smearing that red stuff all over my shirts and, um, other places.  Jorja's starting
to get suspicious, and they tell me that if she loses her temper, she can be really
mean.  Don't do this to me! -- Chawlie Istta

Seraphim -- Yeah, well, it was a way to welcome you, okay?  Not to mention getting a
few days of bed rest, which I could sure use.  No rest at all around our guildhouse,
just practice, practice, practice.  Boring. -- Hotl Muschel

I don't know what the arenamaster was all upset about.  You use sand to blot ink,
right?  So why not use it to stop the silly Trustworthy Scribe from bleeding all over
the place. -- Ellirn Koul
P.S.  It was black blood, and it *looked* like ink.
P.P.S.  Oh, great!  The Commission says I have a high charisma, gotta love that.
Having a high attractiveness or cool would be good, too, but cool puts people off and
attractiveness fades; charisma is there for the long haul.

M. Ferstiithlis Chardinee -- I don't know how the Chardinee Society can stand having
you in it. -- Chawlie Istta

an anonymous member of the Cult of the Crimson Cat -- When and where? -- Hotl Muschel

Ellirn Koul -- That was your free introductory gift.  Now you're going to have to
work for your wins. -- Felusarthin the Sharp, Reliable Scribe, designated welcomer of
the week

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

TOURNEY DEATH was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DONDRIC devastated ULTRA FAITH in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
LIPSTICK viciously subdued DOLBY JOSSEL in a action packed 2 minute veteran's match.
CHAWLIE ISTTA slimly lost to VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute fight.
SEREPHIM subdued JILIAN NORMAN in a 1 minute bloody competition.
HOTL MUSCHEL won victory over CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute fight.
PEWTER devastated ELLIRN KOUL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HOT EIGHTEEN handily defeated SONIC REDUCER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BENNICK outwaited SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a action packed 8 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 591 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DONDRIC 6694               16   3  1  133 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
SLASHING ATTACK  LIPSTICK 6686              15   6  3  110 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
BASHING ATTACK   CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688         12  10  1   72 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
STRIKING ATTACK  SEREPHIM 6713               5   0  1   44 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DONDRIC 6694.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LIPSTICK 6686.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, 
SEREPHIM 6713, HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, DONDRIC 6694, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, PEWTER 6647, HOT 
EIGHTEEN 6715, ULTRA FAITH 6360, ELLIRN KOUL 6716, and TOURNEY DEATH 6717.

The least popular fighter this week was BENNICK 6718.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SONIC REDUCER 6708, JILIAN NORMAN 6711, TOURNEY DEATH 6717, ELLIRN KOUL 
6716, ULTRA FAITH 6360, HOT EIGHTEEN 6715, PEWTER 6647, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, DONDRIC 
6694, and HOTL MUSCHEL 6707.