DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/21/2008    Duedate: 08/02/2008

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-587

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

X. ROLPH TUPP
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5287) [19-27-0,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

X. ROLPH TUPP                  POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         
(25-5287) [19-27-0,89]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

X. ROLPH TUPP                  ELINDOR IMARDA
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5287) [19-27-0,89]         (25-5381) [12-12-1,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      16
2. WE BEE BAD (130)            14      WE BEE BAD (130)
3. GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)      10      Unchartered Team
4. BARHOPPERS II (434)          0
5. FUNKY FOLK (469)             0      WORDS I CAN'T USE (466)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BARHOPPERS (429)         138 109  4 55.9   1- 1 BARHOPPERS II (434)       7  3 2
 2/ 2 WE BEE BAD (130)          65  62  6 51.2   2/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    7  8 1
 3- 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)         102  98 13 51.0   3- 2 BARHOPPERS (429)          6  4 0
 4- 4 BARHOPPERS II (434)       28  27  7 50.9   4- 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          5  1 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   326 360 11 47.5   5/ 4 WE BEE BAD (130)          4  6 0
 6/ 6 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    38  68  1 35.8   6/ 6 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    3  8 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 298): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 598): SLY APPARITION of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 597): STEWART of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 590): DONDRIC of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 587): CUTTER CRITES of BORN LOSERS (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 586): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 583): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 579): STONE COLD of WRESTLEMANIACS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 549): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 540): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 531): DECEPTIVE DELILA of THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 246): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 433): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 199): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 483): GOKU of DRAGONBALL Z (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 298): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 598): PATRONAS VERITAS (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 590): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 587): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 586): BARHOPPERS II (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 583): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 579): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 549): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 540): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 531): THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 246): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 433): BIBLICAL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 199): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 483): 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 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  24 ZORPUNT (turn 586): MORLIN POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 583): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
                           IRIS of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 578): WORLD CHUMPS of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
                         WINDSONG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 530): BANNIR PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in LYRATILAN since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Biff!  Pow!  LYRATILAN 
watched with glee as BARHOPPERS II got knocked off top spot by THE MIDDLE WAY 4!  Up 
'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  
Well, THE MIDDLE WAY 4's 2nd moved them up to 3-2-1 place.  What's with WORKER BEE?  
He actually beat THE MIDDLE WAY 4's FEDER JORNIS, and walked away with 19 more points 
from the fight.  Major screwup at THE MIDDLE WAY 4.  HOLMER KEYES lost 7 points to 
VISITING ORC.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe HOLMER KEYES will provide more 
easy wins...  Har har har!  Did KEG STAND wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's 
not Duelmaster anymore.  I'm sure LYRATILAN is excited about X. ROLPH TUPP, the new 
Duelmaster from THE MIDDLE WAY 4.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I 
have...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     Warriors of LYRATILAN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  We all knew it 
had to happen sooner or later.  A warrior can't stick around with a 9-14-0, and 
ELINDOR IMARDA easily took care of NIGHTFALL.  The ultimate victory is one that 
results in death.  ELINDOR IMARDA of knows this.  Will GOTTA GET A CLUE attempt a 
Bloodfeud?  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 X. ROLPH TUPP 5287           19  27  0    89       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KEG STAND 5257               26   2  0   149       BARHOPPERS (429)
-STAN DAUFF 5323              10   3  1    93       FUNKY FOLK (469)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PHIL ANDERER 5404             7   1  0    90       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 TRELLIN XISS 5321            18  19  0    88       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 ELINDOR IMARDA 5381          12  12  1    69       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-ICE PICK 5420                 8   1  0    68       BARHOPPERS (429)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CROWN ROYAL 5274             14  14  0    65       BARHOPPERS (429)
-MASON DIXON 5363              9   2  1    65       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-PINOT NOIR 5335               8   4  1    57       BARHOPPERS II (434)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISS SCARLET 5413            11  12  0    56       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)
-PINA COLADA 5434              5   1  2    50       BARHOPPERS II (434)
 WORKER BEE 4212               6   2  0    49       WE BEE BAD (130)
 FEDER JORNIS 5360             9  20  0    47       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-CHIANTI 5441                  4   0  1    47       BARHOPPERS II (434)
-PINOT GRIGIO 5333             7   5  2    40       BARHOPPERS II (434)
 COL. MUSTARD 5411             7  13  0    34       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOJITO 5421                   4   5  0    33       BARHOPPERS (429)
 BEE BEE KING 4211             3   5  0    25       WE BEE BAD (130)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLMER KEYES 5443             2   3  0    21       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 STEVIE BEE 4213               5   3  0    18       WE BEE BAD (130)
-POLLY HANNAH 5449             1   0  0    13       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-MERLOT 5437                   2   3  0     9       BARHOPPERS II (434)
-FAMOUS GROUSE 5442            2   1  0     9       BARHOPPERS (429)
-HANNA BULL 5450               0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (469)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GUDGE 5410              5 17 1 GOTTA GET A CLUE 498 PINA COLADA 5434      586   
NIGHTFALL 5414          9 14 0 GOTTA GET A CLUE 498 ELINDOR IMARDA 5381   587   
DIRTY BEE 4210          2  4 0 WE BEE BAD 130       CHIANTI 5441          585   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Keg Stand -- Do you know, I have never cared for drunken parties, and you give me yet
another reason for that stance.  I hope you either graduate or break a leg. --
Trellin Xiss

Phil Anderer -- Actually, that sounds like it might be fun.  Are any of your, ah,
partners juicy? -- X. Rolph Tupp

Chianti -- You'd look interesting with a candle stuck in your neck and wax drips down
your sides.  Have you considered this as a sort of fashion statement? -- Feder Jornis

Pinot Grigio -- Take that, and similar phrases.  The guys are always better at coming
up with vengeful yells than I am.  Still, that's water, or as it might be wine, over
the dam, isn't it? -- Elindor Imarda

Merlot -- Sorry, I'm not that classy.  If it's wine, I pour it over my venison, and
if it's a dwarf and I can get it to hold still, I shave it. -- Holmer Keyes
P.S.  But a hairy wine is...odd.  Distinctly odd.

Polly Hannah -- Ma'am, that was amazing. -- Bob Riddle, Constable with Compassion

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
                *****************************************************
                **********************ATTENTION**********************
                *****************************************************
                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
                *****************************************************
                **********************ATTENTION**********************
                *****************************************************
                                 *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

TRELLIN XISS devastated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute mismatched fight.
X. ROLPH TUPP demolished NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 3 minute one-sided Title melee.
ELINDOR IMARDA savagely slew NIGHTFALL in a 3 minute bloody master's duel.
MISS SCARLET overpowered BEE BEE KING in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
FEDER JORNIS was devastated by WORKER BEE in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
HOLMER KEYES was devastated by VISITING ORC in a 1 minute mismatched match.
COL. MUSTARD outwaited STEVIE BEE in a dull 17 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  15 -  2      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  19 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  12 -  2      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  24 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW        10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 587 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      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  WORKER BEE 4212             6   2  0   49 WE BEE BAD (130)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is X. ROLPH TUPP 5287.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ELINDOR IMARDA 5381.  The ten other most popular fighters were MISS SCARLET 
5413, X. ROLPH TUPP 5287, TRELLIN XISS 5321, WORKER BEE 4212, BEE BEE KING 4211, 
FEDER JORNIS 5360, NIGHTFALL 5414, HOLMER KEYES 5443, COL. MUSTARD 5411, and STEVIE 
BEE 4213.

The least popular fighter this week was STEVIE BEE 4213.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were COL. MUSTARD 5411, HOLMER KEYES 5443, NIGHTFALL 5414, FEDER JORNIS 
5360, BEE BEE KING 4211, WORKER BEE 4212, TRELLIN XISS 5321, X. ROLPH TUPP 5287, MISS 
SCARLET 5413, and ELINDOR IMARDA 5381.