DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/09/2010    Duedate: 09/22/2010

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-642

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOHAWK JOE
PIRATE'S COVE (498)
(24-4896) [14-10-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOHAWK JOE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
PIRATE'S COVE (498)            
(24-4896) [14-10-1,98]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MORIT KOBUN                    ICE STORM
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            DISASTER (497)
(24-4911) [12-4-1,59]          (24-4923) [5-0-1,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DISASTER (497)              34
2. PIRATE'S COVE (498)         34      DISASTER (497)
3. KRILL CAVALRY (403)        -42      Unchartered Team

THE STEEL RENEGADES (383)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DISASTER (497)            63  30  7 67.7   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       7  8 0
 2/ 2 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      796 795 24 50.0   2/ 3 DISASTER (497)            6  2 0
 3/ 3 PIRATE'S COVE (498)       35  56  2 38.5   3/ 2 PIRATE'S COVE (498)       4  5 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 326): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 653): EQUALIZER of CANNIBALZ (Hannibal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 653): TIPPI TURTLE of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 638): JULES of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 641): EARTH QUAKE of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 637): JIFI of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 637): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 635): MAJOR MARTIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 598): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 595): LUCKY DAWG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 586): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 273): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 482): EBAN STRANGER of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 227): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 538): GOKU of DRAGONBALL Z (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 326): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 653): THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 653): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 638): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 641): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 637): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 637): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 635): RANDOM (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 597): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 595): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 585): FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 273): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 482): TOO OLD (?, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 227): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 538): SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 653): DRAYTON FLASHSTONE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 653): FLOPEAR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 637): JIFI of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
                              BELLE ISSIMO of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 635): MAJOR MARTIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 595): LUCKY DAWG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                 (turn 594): SKITZOID SNOOPY of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 482): LADY CHUCK of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ZORPUNT.  Talk about yer major upsets!  
DARRON POOLE's match with DAVEY JONES cost him a loss of 16 points!  What a putz!  
EARTH QUAKE fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title. 
No one said he was a genius...  Was that a tear I saw in MOHAWK JOE's eye, as he took 
over Duelmastership?  And wasn't M. CHARDINEE fit to be tied!  Who was the wiseguy 
that said ZORPUNT's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Dripping Blade?  Don't 
look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  Can KRILL 
CAVALRY's COLIN POOLE be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is 
that really the same?  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found out ICE STORM 
challenged COLIN POOLE.  After all, haven't DISASTER and KRILL CAVALRY had a long 
standing duel in ZORPUNT?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but COLIN 
POOLE wants me to write about it since he was overcame by ICE STORM.  Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOHAWK JOE 4896              14  10  1    98       PIRATE'S COVE (498)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EARTH QUAKE 4885             15   3  1   128       DISASTER (497)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLATE SHIFT 4928              4   1  0    62       DISASTER (497)
 MORIT KOBUN 4911             12   4  1    59       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 ICE STORM 4923                5   0  1    57       DISASTER (497)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLIN POOLE 4893             13  12  0    51       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 MODESTA STONE 4910           12   6  0    48       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 DAVEY JONES 4913              7   7  1    44       PIRATE'S COVE (498)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LISA ANN 4824                 2   0  1    33       MINGALOIDS (486)
 DEATH STROKE 4912             5   9  0    32       PIRATE'S COVE (498)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARRON POOLE 4914             5   4  0    21       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 KENZI RACE 4934               3   1  1    20       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Plate Shift -- Hey!  I wasn't done with that! -- Darron Poole

There should probably be a law against Kung-Fu. -- Colin Poole

There *is* a law against Dangerous Criminals, and a punishment appointed, and we are
it. -- Modesta Stone

How Ambition does make fools out of a Guard. -- Morit Kobun

Death Stroke -- Not today, thank you. -- Kenzi Race

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

21 August 2010
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                          OF
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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

ICE STORM viciously subdued COLIN POOLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MOHAWK JOE demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
MORIT KOBUN savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute master vs. amateur duel.
MODESTA STONE was subdued by PLATE SHIFT in a 2 minute competition.
DARRON POOLE was overpowered by DAVEY JONES in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
KENZI RACE was defeated by DEATH STROKE in a 3 minute beginner vs. expert melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -   9 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  11 -  2      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  22 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   7 -  1      13  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 642 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MOHAWK JOE 4896            14  10  1   98 PIRATE'S COVE (498)
WALL OF STEEL    PLATE SHIFT 4928            4   1  0   62 DISASTER (497)
LUNGING ATTACK   MORIT KOBUN 4911           12   4  1   59 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
STRIKING ATTACK  COLIN POOLE 4893           13  12  0   51 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MORIT KOBUN 4911.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ICE STORM 4923.  The ten other most popular fighters were MORIT KOBUN 4911, 
PLATE SHIFT 4928, DAVEY JONES 4913, KENZI RACE 4934, MOHAWK JOE 4896, MODESTA STONE 
4910, DEATH STROKE 4912, DARRON POOLE 4914, COLIN POOLE 4893, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was COLIN POOLE 4893.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DARRON POOLE 4914, DEATH STROKE 4912, MODESTA STONE 4910, 
MOHAWK JOE 4896, KENZI RACE 4934, DAVEY JONES 4913, PLATE SHIFT 4928, MORIT KOBUN 
4911, ICE STORM 4923, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MOHAWK JOE (24-4896) PIRATE'S COVE (498)