DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/03/2013    Duedate: 10/16/2013

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-721

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POGO POLEN
KRILL CAVALRY (403)
(24-5016) [20-20-1,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POGO POLEN                     POSITION IS EMPTY
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            
(24-5016) [20-20-1,88]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PEARL STONE                    SERGEANT 7
KRILL CAVALRY (403)            MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
(24-5034) [9-15-0,42]          (24-5061) [4-1-1,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (403)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)     26
2. TRIBE (507)                  3      MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
3. GENTLE THINGS (515)          0      Unchartered Team
4. KRILL CAVALRY (403)        -31
                                       MEMPHIS MAFIA (400)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*GENTLE THINGS (515)        8   4  0 66.7   1/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       8  7 1
 2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)   88  46  7 65.7   2/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)   6  2 0
 3/ 3 TRIBE (507)               79  55  7 59.0   3- 2*GENTLE THINGS (515)       3  3 0
 4/ 4 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      957 %1026 31 48.3   4/ 3 TRIBE (507)               3  6 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 366): YOSEMITE of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 733): HONEY BOO BOO of REALITY TV (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 733): MAN MOUNTAIN of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 718): CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC of ARE YOU ? (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 720): POGO POLEN of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 717): DMX of SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 714): SHIV of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 715): JAZMO of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 678): SOLDIER 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 675): 21STCENTURY SKITZOID of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 666): JIMI HENDRIX of THE 27 CLUB (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 313): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 560): JANICE DERBY of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 267): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 618): COYOTE of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 365): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 733): BLUE STEEL (Trim, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 733): WU-TANG FOREVER (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 718): MIDDLE WAY 15
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 720): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 717): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 714): MEDAL OF HONOR GN (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 715): QUARTERLY PROPHETS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 678): RANDOM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 675): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 666): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 313): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 560): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 267): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 618): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 366): YOSEMITE of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 732): TICKLE ME TIGER of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
                               DARK JESTER of CHAOS CARNIVAL (Nurgle, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 714): BO CARTER of DELTA BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 559): WALKING TROUBLE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)

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THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!
          THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!

     Gather your alliance-mates and friends.  Prepare your warriors and teams.  Turf
War NINE (TW9) is beginning the mid-Feb 2014 turn right after the winter Face in DM47
North Fork (currently MAMBOLAND).
     Alliances -- 2 to 4 teams
     Cost      -- two Rollup CERTS
     Prizes    -- certs, potions, honor & glory
     Length    -- 10 turns
     Moderators -- same old Oz and Master Darque

Rules, including details, are below.
.....................................................................................
                                 *TURF WAR 9 RULES*

Starting Mid-Feb 2014 (10 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.  The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participant's
declaration.  (Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent 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 or Chatzy will not be accepted.
         a.  No scores will be tabulated until two RSI Gift Certificates are
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 same or
subsequent newsletter by the alliance Captain they will represent.
         c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams or
aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
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 3 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:
Team Points
    a.  Fights made: (includes DA fights)
1 = 0 points
2 = 0 points
3 = 1 point
4 = 3 points
5 = 5 points
     b.  Wins earned;
1 = 1 point
2 = 3 points
3 = 6 points
4 = 10 points
5 = 15 points
     c.  Champion win = 3 additional points 
     d.  Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)
     e.  Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points
         (If ties, points are split 2/2, 1/1/1, 1/1/1/1, no points if 5+ tie)

Alliance Points (Rounds 1 through 5)
     a. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 3 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9
     b. Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points (if still
tied after that, no points awarded).
Alliance Points (Rounds 6 through 10 as alliance point scoring doubles)
     c. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 6 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 12 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 18
     d. Alliance with most wins per that round = 10 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points if still
tied after that, no points awarded).

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
It is to the team's/alliance's advantage that you do so.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior or 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.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
same turn.  (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death or
death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a team
at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)

Downchallenges:
     1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior with lesser
recognition points.
     2.  No challenge or bloodfeud by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     3.  No challenge of the Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     4.  Bloodfeuds against warriors with lesser recognition are deemed
downchallenges.

Tournament Considerations:
     1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of recognition for North Fork.
     2.  It is an opportunity to gain skills and preferred challenging within the Turf War.

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 four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance for
the Turf War VII. The minimum is two (2).
     4.  The Dark Arena may be used at any time without penalty.
     5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the arena
is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by the
gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked to
desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  All prizes, except the
Endu award listed below, 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.     

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
     1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
     2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
     3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 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 (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47, no more than two skills per
warrior.
     5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual 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) (Endu award)
     6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     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 noting the following concepts/changes:
1. simpler scoring based primarily on wins and fight participation
2. DA is treated as simply another fight
3. Down-challenging is penalized
4. no emphasis/scoring on kills
5. 10 rounds

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ZORPUNT.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for SERGEANT 6, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after 
mashing PEARL STONE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  PEARL STONE was beat by SERGEANT 6 and drops 
14 points.  Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KHALHUMS DWARF, BUT POGO POLEN is 
still the Duelmaster because he has the most recognition points!  4 out of 5 
gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ZORPUNT arena.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ZORPUNT have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it 
(boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POGO POLEN 5016              20  20  1    88       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FUNKY DIABETIC 5052           4   1  1    69       TRIBE (507)
 T-JON LOY 5048               13   8  0    68       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GENERAL 3 4905               13   7  0    63       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 6 5059               6   0  0    50       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 PEARL STONE 5034              9  15  0    42       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 8 5062               4   1  0    33       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 SERGEANT 7 5061               4   1  1    29       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 CLAY POOLE 5083               4   0  0    29       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WARM BATH 5078                3   1  0    23       GENTLE THINGS (515)
-KITTEN 5076                   3   1  0    22       GENTLE THINGS (515)
 ILL SUBLIMINAL 5084           2   0  0    16       TRIBE (507)
 LITTLE SMIFF 5060             2   8  1    15       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
-BABY 5077                     2   2  0     8       GENTLE THINGS (515)
 SERGEANT 9 5064               1   1  0     7       MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
 PHONY RAPPER 5087             0   2  0     2       TRIBE (507)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KOLMAN POOLE 5032      11 15 1 KRILL CAVALRY 403    FUNKY DIABETIC 5052   717  NOT REVENGED
PHIFE 5015             18 13 0 TRIBE 507            POGO POLEN 5016       719   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Not an impressive turn, when you look closely at it.  Oh, sure, three-two.  But two
of the wins were over standbys, and the third was "a tiresome 7 minute novice's
fight."  Bah. -- Pogo Polen

     The Fall Mail-In Tourney is DUE on the 30th of October and will run on November
     2nd.  Turns received later than the 30th may not get input.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

POGO POLEN slimly lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute gruesome master's Title fight.
T-JON LOY demolished SERGEANT 8 in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
SERGEANT 6 defeated PEARL STONE in a 1 minute duel.
CLAY POOLE slimly won victory over CULT MEMBER in a 3 minute gory contest.
LITTLE SMIFF was narrowly defeated by SERGEANT 7 in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
SERGEANT 9 won victory over PHONY RAPPER in a 1 minute amateur's fight.
ILL SUBLIMINAL outlasted CONVICTED THIEF in a slow 7 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   4 -  1      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  11 -  2      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  20 -  1      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  1      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  11 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 721 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    T-JON LOY 5048             13   8  0   68 KRILL CAVALRY (403)
SLASHING ATTACK  SERGEANT 6 5059             6   0  0   50 MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (499)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PEARL STONE 5034.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SERGEANT 7 5061.  The ten other most popular fighters were POGO POLEN 5016, 
SERGEANT 8 5062, T-JON LOY 5048, SERGEANT 6 5059, PEARL STONE 5034, LITTLE SMIFF 
5060, SERGEANT 9 5064, PHONY RAPPER 5087, CLAY POOLE 5083, and ILL SUBLIMINAL 5084.

The least popular fighter this week was ILL SUBLIMINAL 5084.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CLAY POOLE 5083, PHONY RAPPER 5087, SERGEANT 9 5064, LITTLE 
SMIFF 5060, PEARL STONE 5034, SERGEANT 6 5059, T-JON LOY 5048, SERGEANT 8 5062, POGO 
POLEN 5016, and SERGEANT 7 5061.