DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/25/2008    Duedate: 10/08/2008

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-592

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOLDIER 8                      SOLDIER 8
MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)        MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
(24-4850) [8-3-0,37]           (24-4850) [8-3-0,37]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)     24
2. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         17      MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
3. MINGALOIDS (486)             0      Unchartered Team

                                       INFECTIOUS (352)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)   27  13  2 67.5   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       6  9 1
 2- 2*MINGALOIDS (486)          18  11  1 62.1   2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)   5  4 0
 3/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      692 655 20 51.4   3- 3*MINGALOIDS (486)          4  1 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 300): ZIP of Z GLADIATORS (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 602): ECRU ELEPHANT of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 602): WESTON of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 595): DOLBY JOSSEL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 591): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 591): STAN DAUFF of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 588): DRALION of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 584): OZZIE CANSECO of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 553): CHUCK ELVIS of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 544): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 535): DECEPTIVE DELILA of THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 201): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 487): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 300): BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 602): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 602): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 595): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 591): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 591): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 588): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 584): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 553): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 544): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 535): THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 201): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 487): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 602): WESTON of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 594): LIPSTICK of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 588): DRALION of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 583): FRANKLINS TOWER of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 543): GUNS OF BRIXTON of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 535): DECEPTIVE DELILA of THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                            PAINFUL PEONY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 201): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     At least this time I got the title by defeating a real opponent.  I salute David
Waybur, who did his best.  I don't know if he was laboring under the burden of an
input error, or some subtle strategy, but I figure I've earned this win and title,
and someone will have to fight to take it away from me.

                                    Lormin Garde

P.S.  Okay, it always feels weird to injure an opponent in such a backhanded way, but
hey, it was his choice!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ZORPUNT a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, SOLDIER 10 fought 
DANGEROUS CRIMINAL and gained 18 points and contributed to MEDAL OF HONOR F3's 2-1-0. 
BUBBA LOY has lost to SOLDIER 8, falling 1 points, while helping make KRILL CAVALRY a 
2-3-1 turn.  Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to M. CHARDINEE, and 
LORMIN GARDE has made the way for a new Duelmaster!  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Warty Toad?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that ZORPUNT has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, ZORPUNT, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASH LEELA 4749                7   0  0    85       MINGALOIDS (486)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 10 4849               9   2  2    52       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
 LORMIN GARDE 4854             5   5  0    52       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-BABY KARLIE 4750              4   3  0    50       MINGALOIDS (486)
-WENDELL 4763                  4   1  0    50       MINGALOIDS (486)
 SOLDIER 8 4850                8   3  0    37       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
 DAVID WAYBUR 4851             5   6  0    35       MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TCHENI LOY 4868               3   0  1    30       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TCHACK LOY 4856               3   5  0    21       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 BUBBA LOY 4853                4   6  0    19       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-KRIS TINSTAR 4818             1   0  0    13       MINGALOIDS (486)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      TCHENI LOY 4868       592  NONE
JEETER LOY 4866         2  3 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403    EMBEZZLING SCRIB      592  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Soldier 10 -- If there'd been only a couple of you, I might have done better.  Then
again, I might not have done better, you just can't tell. -- Tchack Loy
P.S.  Besides, I had to sneeze.  There was Fluff in my nose.

Soldier 8 -- You little elvish types are just too sneaky.  I tried to squish you, but
you were never there when my hand came down.  I hate that. -- Bubba Loy

The Mordant Deserter is a lousy coward is what he is.  The arenamaster should have
let me cut his throat. -- Tcheni Loy
P.S.  Okay, it would have made a mess, but that's what the sand is FOR.

Yeah, but if Tcheni had cut his throat, I might've had to fight someone else, and I
like fighting the Mordant Deserter. -- Jeeter Loy

8 July 2008
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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

LORMIN GARDE was devastated by M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute gruesome mismatched fight.
DAVID WAYBUR was demolished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SOLDIER 10 overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
SOLDIER 8 viciously subdued BUBBA LOY in a popular 2 minute brutal fight.
TCHACK LOY devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute uneven brawl.
TCHENI LOY assassinated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
JEETER LOY was butchered by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  11 -  2      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  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:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLDIER 10 4849             9   2  2   52 MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (494)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOLDIER 8 4850.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SOLDIER 8 4850.  The ten other most popular fighters were LORMIN GARDE 4854, 
SOLDIER 10 4849, TCHENI LOY 4868, TCHACK LOY 4856, DAVID WAYBUR 4851, BUBBA LOY 4853, 
JEETER LOY 4866,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JEETER LOY 4866.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUBBA LOY 4853, DAVID WAYBUR 4851, TCHACK LOY 4856, TCHENI LOY 4868, 
SOLDIER 10 4849, LORMIN GARDE 4854, SOLDIER 8 4850,  0,  0, and  0.