DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/23/2010    Duedate: 07/06/2010

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-633

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ELDON KREE
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6746) [18-17-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELDON KREE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            
(22-6746) [18-17-0,114]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ELDON KREE                     LYNNIS NALL
MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)            MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
(22-6746) [18-17-0,114]        (22-6818) [3-5-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HENPCS (760)                39
2. SERPENTS HOLD (758)         24      SERPENTS HOLD (758)
3. MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)         12      Unchartered Team

                                       ANIMALS (382)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SERPENTS HOLD (758)       28  18  3 60.9   1/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 HENPCS (760)              30  20  2 60.0   2/ 3 HENPCS (760)              8  7 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)      225 267  4 45.7   3/ 1 SERPENTS HOLD (758)       6  7 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 323): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 648): HOUND of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 647): TIPPI TURTLE of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 632): ELDON KREE of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 636): EARTH QUAKE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 631): BELLE ISSIMO of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 631): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 629): MASEMA of STEEL BLADES (Madqand, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 593): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 590): SKITZOID SNOOPY of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 578): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 271): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 477): BONNIE BARROW of BAD GIRLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 224): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 533): THE PINK RANGER of SUPERIOR FORCES X (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 323): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 648): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 647): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 632): SERPENTS HOLDS (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 636): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 631): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 631): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 629): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 593): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 590): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 581): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 271): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 477): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 224): SLAMMA JAMMA (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 533): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 647): TOM SAWYER of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
                               SHY MEERCAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 646): SPONGEBOB of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 636): TCHACK LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 630): COL. MUSTARD of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 589): FOUR PAWZ of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                             TYEFOON TURMOIL of THE STORM FRONT (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 581): TANIA PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
                             UNCLE BOB of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 223): BIG DADDY KANE of RAP ATTACKS (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     So, today I defeated the Veteran Mercenary to retain the title.  Hooray.  Does
anybody but me think this is darned near a travesty?

                                     Eldon Kree

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome SOLVEN.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Bein' on top is great while 
it lasts, SERPENTS HOLD.  But how many friends do you have now?  What's with CRANKY 
OLD ROOSTER?  He actually beat SOLVEN's KUNG-FU MASTER, and walked away with 16 more 
points from the fight.  Laughs were big at SERPENTS HOLD while they watched JULES 
clobber GORLON INTHUR.  He lost 17 points and got bruised from objects thrown from 
the stands.  KHALHUMS DWARF was reminded on the sands why ELDON KREE is Duelmaster.  
Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  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.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELDON KREE 6746              18  17  0   114       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRANKY OLD ROOSTER 6811       7   3  0    75       HENPCS (760)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JULES 6817                    5   0  0    66       SERPENTS HOLD (758)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORLON INTHUR 6794            9   6  0    48       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
-LUGER 6790                    7   1  2    42       SERPENTS HOLD (758)
 HEN OF DEATH 6814             7   3  0    40       HENPCS (760)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYNNIS NALL 6818              3   5  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 DEJANNA KALM 6824             2   2  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
 EMBEZZLING HEN 6810           6   4  1    31       HENPCS (760)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHICKEN GUARD 6812            6   4  0    22       HENPCS (760)
 PLUCKED SCRIBE 6813           4   6  1    19       HENPCS (760)
 KORINE ORLES 6821             2   2  0     8       MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CORKY 6826              1  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 758    STONE GOLEM           633  NONE
SHIM SHAM 6827          1  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 758    DARK CHAMPION         633  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Huh, Eldon talks about defeating a standby as a travesty.  *I* wouldn't mind
defeating a standby.  This standby.  Not at all. -- Gorlon Inthur

Plucked Scibe -- And even scalped, if it comes to that. -- Dejanna Kalm

Chicken Guard -- What do you do when you have to cross the road? -- Lynnis Hall

Corky -- Ah... someone told your manager to "put a cork in it," and this is the
result? -- Korine Orles

19 June 2010
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 turns)
           Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

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 Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate. (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        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 an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter. 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 in the newsletter
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
(including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to take any multiple
teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation 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 score 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. (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
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 have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

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 15 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 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths 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 five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be
awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  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.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two 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
DM47 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 and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

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 or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHIM SHAM was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CORKY was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a action packed 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
ELDON KREE savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute bloody master's Title duel.
CRANKY OLD ROOSTER overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GORLON INTHUR was devastated by JULES in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
HEN OF DEATH defeated VISITING ORC in a 1 minute struggle.
LYNNIS NALL overpowered PLUCKED SCRIBE in a popular 3 minute mismatched brawl.
EMBEZZLING HEN handily defeated KORINE ORLES in a 2 minute uneven melee.
CHICKEN GUARD was vanquished by DEJANNA KALM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   3 -  1      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   9 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 633 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ELDON KREE 6746            18  17  0  114 MIDDLE WAY 15 (747)
WALL OF STEEL    CRANKY OLD ROOSTER 6811     7   3  0   75 HENPCS (760)
STRIKING ATTACK  JULES 6817                  5   0  0   66 SERPENTS HOLD (758)
AIMED BLOW       HEN OF DEATH 6814           7   3  0   40 HENPCS (760)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ELDON KREE 6746.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CORKY 6826.  The ten other most popular fighters were LYNNIS NALL 6818, ELDON 
KREE 6746, HEN OF DEATH 6814, EMBEZZLING HEN 6810, SHIM SHAM 6827, CRANKY OLD ROOSTER 
6811, JULES 6817, DEJANNA KALM 6824, PLUCKED SCRIBE 6813, and GORLON INTHUR 6794.

The least popular fighter this week was CHICKEN GUARD 6812.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KORINE ORLES 6821, GORLON INTHUR 6794, PLUCKED SCRIBE 6813, 
DEJANNA KALM 6824, JULES 6817, CRANKY OLD ROOSTER 6811, SHIM SHAM 6827, EMBEZZLING 
HEN 6810, HEN OF DEATH 6814, and ELDON KREE 6746.