DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/06/2008    Duedate: 08/19/2008

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-592

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DONDRIC
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6694) [17-3-1,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DONDRIC                        POSITION IS EMPTY
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          
(22-6694) [17-3-1,137]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DONDRIC                        LIPSTICK
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6694) [17-3-1,137]         (22-6686) [16-6-3,118]

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)       42
2. DROP THE LEASH (701)         0      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         -6      Unchartered Team

                                       ELEMENTALS (347)

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)    480 224 18 68.2   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    13  1 0
 2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      130 158  4 45.1   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       3 12 1
 3- 3 DROP THE LEASH (701)      22  29  3 43.1   3- 3 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

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

On the shores of a lake:

     Senator Sedalia stared at the magicians with consternation and displeasure.
     The magicians stared back, in much the same mood.  The one who seemed to be in
charge repeated his statement of position.  "We came here to summon lesser daemons to
deal with certain problems in Istoreth," he said.  "You appeared in response to that
spell.  Therefore you are the summoned daemons and must do our bidding."
     "And what if we can't deal with your problems?" Sedalia asked.  There might be
some value in passing through Istoreth--a city on the Skaithvarn Peninsula, as he
recalled--in the character of magical spirits.  And some risks.
     The chief magician scowled.  "Then you are the wrong daemons and must be
dismissed out of hand."  His scowl deepened, and he tapped his wand on the palm of
his other hand.  "A task which I am prepared to undertake without delay, it that
should prove... necessary."
     "Or any of us!" another mage added.
     "Summoned daemons should not be so quarrelsome," a third said.  His fingers were
twitching.  Since he was the one standing by the altar holding the knife (the victim
appeared to have been a rabbit), this was not encouraging.
     Sedalia was quiet for a moment, reviewing what facts he had, then nodded
sharply.  "It appears to me that you and we have been the victims of a daemonic
prank.  Just as you cast your spell, your net, as it were, into the immaterial world,
my comrade and I were attempting to escape the magical bounds of the Isle of the Eye.
And some mischievous daemon, seeing a way to escape the spell himself, guided us into
it in his place."  The senator shrugged.  "You have, in a way, done us a favor.  So
we will, so far as we can, return that favor by attempting whatever it was you wanted
the daemon to do."
     The mages all stared at him fixedly for several moments, then turned to their
leader, consulting with glances.
     Behind him, Gissanniah pinched his arm.  "You don't know what they might want,"
she said, keeping her voice low.  "We aren't demons--"
    "Freely granted," Sedalia said, "though some might argue that politicians do fall
into that category.  But they weren't fishing for demons.  'Lesser daemons', minor
spirits of some kind.  And we are ingenious and capable.  We may be able to handle
whatever is afoot."
     "The spell specified that certain abilities believed necessary would be present,
and you could not have been substituted if you did not have them," the chief mage
said.  "Therefore, we will allow you the attempt."  He gestured toward a grove of
trees farther along the shore, where a carriage could be glimpsed.  "Let us be away
to Istoreth and put it to the test."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 298): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 599): SNOW WHITE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn (598): LRB of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 591): DONDRIC of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 588): DAVID WAYBUR of MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 587): X. ROLPH TUPP of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 584): ALEGRIA of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 580): STONE COLD of WRESTLEMANIACS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 550): BELA LUGOSI of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 541): GUNS OF BRIXTON of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 532): GODZILLA of THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 246): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 434): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 200): ALBURQUERQUE of WESTERN FRONTIER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 484): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 298): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 599): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 598): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 591): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 588): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 587): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 584): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 580): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 550): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 541): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 532): THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 246): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 434): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 200): OUT OF THIS WORLD (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 484): 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 599): BLACK EYES of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                   (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  26 CALEAM (turn 583): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
                           IRIS of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for HOT EIGHTEEN, who pummelled 
ELLIRN KOUL, to pocket 12 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, HOT 
EIGHTEEN was winsome, after beating ELLIRN KOUL and seeing her lose 6 points.  Those 
who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by CHAWLIE ISTTA, of MIDDLE WAY 15, 
who despite a 12-11-1 couldn't overcome SOLVEN's Number 1.  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!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of DROP THE LEASH, alone and unchallenged.  Like 
a pup with its tail between its legs, KELLUMBO'S KIDS scurried away from DROP THE 
LEASH.  Oh, the shame!  As a confidence booster, LIPSTICK challenged DOLBY JOSSEL, 
down 23 points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare time, LIPSTICK?  
Warriors of SOLVEN!  Do you wish your reputations tainted by the base challenge of 
LIPSTICK?   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Can anything compare to the 
pleasure of writing Spyreports for SOLVEN?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONDRIC 6694                 17   3  1   137       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIPSTICK 6686                16   6  3   118       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOLBY JOSSEL 6614            18  33  0    87       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-ULTRA FAITH 6360              8   4  3    86       DROP THE LEASH (701)
 CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688           12  11  1    73       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEREPHIM 6713                 6   0  1    51       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEWTER 6647                   3   1  0    31       DROP THE LEASH (701)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOTL MUSCHEL 6707             7   6  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 JILIAN NORMAN 6711            3   4  1    27       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT EIGHTEEN 6715             2   0  0    22       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 BENNICK 6718                  2   0  0    18       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 ELLIRN KOUL 6716              1   2  0     5       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-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?
GALMORTHAL 6712         2  2 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 676  JILIAN NORMAN 6711    590  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lipstick -- You know, I could get tired of this.  I mean, I go out on the sands,
something happens that I don't remember afterward, and I wake up with lipstick all
over my shirt and the orderlies making jokes.  I wish I could remember what happens.
-- Dolby Jossel

Veteran Mercenary?  I don't know anything about mercenation, and I don't want to. --
Chawlie Istta

Serephim -- Don't you aim that "angelic" smile at ME, sister, I know better.  Where
are my skills? -- Jilian Norman

Darned Cult Member!  Going around being all smug and feline and HINTING at things.
Us orcs don't put up with stuff like that. -- Hotl Muschel

Pewter -- Bah. -- Ellirn Kohl

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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                **********************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

LIPSTICK devastated DOLBY JOSSEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HOT EIGHTEEN handily defeated ELLIRN KOUL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DONDRIC vanquished CHAWLIE ISTTA in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
SEREPHIM overpowered HOTL MUSCHEL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JILIAN NORMAN was bested by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 5 minute brawl.
BENNICK vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a tiresome 5 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|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 592 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DONDRIC 6694               17   3  1  137 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
SLASHING ATTACK  LIPSTICK 6686              16   6  3  118 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
BASHING ATTACK   CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688         12  11  1   73 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
STRIKING ATTACK  SEREPHIM 6713               6   0  1   51 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 HOT EIGHTEEN 6715, 
DONDRIC 6694, SEREPHIM 6713, JILIAN NORMAN 6711, DOLBY JOSSEL 6614, ELLIRN KOUL 6716, 
CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, BENNICK 6718, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BENNICK 6718.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOTL MUSCHEL 6707, CHAWLIE ISTTA 6688, ELLIRN KOUL 6716, DOLBY JOSSEL 
6614, JILIAN NORMAN 6711, SEREPHIM 6713, DONDRIC 6694, HOT EIGHTEEN 6715, LIPSTICK 
6686, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DONDRIC (22-6694) KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)