DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/24/2008    Duedate: 12/06/2008

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-596

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRELLIN XISS
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5321) [23-23-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRELLIN XISS                   POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         
(25-5321) [23-23-0,92]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MISS SCARLET                   GRIFLET IRVEL
GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)         THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5413) [14-17-1,75]         (25-5457) [7-0-1,62]

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)      30
2. FUNKY FOLK (469)             6      FUNKY FOLK (469)
3. GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)      -5      Unchartered Team

                                       THE TOY SOLDIERS (143)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (469)         121 111 14 52.2   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   11  4 0
 2/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   351 378 12 48.1   2/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (469)          4  5 1
 3/ 4 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    42  80  2 34.4   3/ 4 GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)    0  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 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 607): JON FLUTE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 606): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 599): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 596): SOLDIER 8 of MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 595): X. ROLPH TUPP of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 592): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 588): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 558): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 549): RAISE THE ABYSS of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 540): ISSARIES of THE TASKMASTERS (Blueface, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 250): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 439): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 492): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 302): GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 607): PUBLIC ENEMIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 606): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 599): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 596): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 595): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 592): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 588): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 558): GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 549): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 540): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 250): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 439): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 492): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON MIST of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 606): BARK of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 595): X. ROLPH TUPP of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 594): ELINDOR IMARDA of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
                              STAN DAUFF of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 588): MAD CARMENCITA of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ah, the pleasures of the Venomous Concubine.  There are times when sweet is too
sweet, and the acid tang of the poisonous lady's blood is welcome.  I shall take this
as a fond memory when I go to the Isle in search of immortal blood.  Well, maybe not
immortal, but ageless, anyway.  This should be good.

                                   X. Rolph Tupp

P.S.  SHORTSWORD?  Low/very low?  Who are they trying to kid?  This is INSULTING.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
LYRATILAN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for JESSITA MAUR, who flew up 15 points in the rankings after 
mashing AL KAHALL like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  AL KAHALL was defeated by JESSITA MAUR and 
drops 7 points.  Well, everybody's pal X. ROLPH TUPP moved his record to 22-33-0 by 
defeating MISS SCARLET in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 7 recognition 
points.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay. 
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the LYRATILAN arena.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' 
category, AL KAHALL was mashed by JESSITA MAUR, who let AL KAHALL know that killing 
members of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 is a no-no.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the 
proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the LYRATILAN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya 
bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRELLIN XISS 5321            23  23  0    92       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISS SCARLET 5413            14  17  1    75       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIFLET IRVEL 5457            7   0  1    62       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COL. MUSTARD 5411             8  20  0    44       GOTTA GET A CLUE (498)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JESSITA MAUR 5465             1   0  0    15       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 CLAUDE BAWLS 5466             1   0  0    11       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 AL KAHALL 5458                1   2  1     6       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 FENELLA JHEN 5464             0   1  0     1       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ROBIN BANKS 5463        1  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 469       WASTE MONSTER         596  NONE
HOLMER KEYES 5443       4  6 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464 WORKER BEE 4212       592  NOT REVENGED
ILWIN LOCK 5461         1  1 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464 AL KAHALL 5458        595  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Miss Scarlet -- Rash young woman!  Why the frantic efforts?  You must have known you
were vastly overmatched against me. -- Elindor Imarda

That Khalhums Dwarf!  Of COURSE I don't go around killing house plants!  I'd be out
of a job in no time, since my day job is for a gardening firm that looks after the
indoor gardens of many important or wealthy people. -- Trellin Xiss
P.S.  How I long for the day when I *can* kill house plants, and no one will dare
criticize me for it.  There are some philodendrons and boston ferns out there that
*deserve* death.

Col. Mustard -- Your tough luck, as I am widely recognized as someone who can "cut
the mustard" with the best of them. -- Griflet Irvel

Al Kahall -- Damn.  They told me you were dangerous, fatal in large or poorly timed
doses, but I thought I could handle it.  So much for this career, eh? -- Ghost of
Ilwin Lock

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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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

ROBIN BANKS was butchered by WASTE MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
X. ROLPH TUPP demolished MISS SCARLET in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
TRELLIN XISS won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute mismatched Title brawl.
GRIFLET IRVEL defeated COL. MUSTARD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute one-sided fight.
AL KAHALL slimly lost to JESSITA MAUR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's duel.
FENELLA JHEN was devastated by CLAUDE BAWLS 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   6 -  3      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 596 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GRIFLET IRVEL 5457          7   0  1   62 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MISS SCARLET 5413.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GRIFLET IRVEL 5457.  The ten other most popular fighters were AL KAHALL 
5458, JESSITA MAUR 5465, TRELLIN XISS 5321, CLAUDE BAWLS 5466, ROBIN BANKS 5463, MISS 
SCARLET 5413, COL. MUSTARD 5411, FENELLA JHEN 5464,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was FENELLA JHEN 5464.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COL. MUSTARD 5411, MISS SCARLET 5413, ROBIN BANKS 5463, CLAUDE 
BAWLS 5466, TRELLIN XISS 5321, JESSITA MAUR 5465, AL KAHALL 5458, GRIFLET IRVEL 5457, 
0, and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

X. ROLPH TUPP (25-5287) THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SOUL SCOURGE 1223 (28-11-2)            3  3  0         THE ILLUMINATI       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PHIL ANDERER 5404 (12-2-0)             2  1  0  DEAD   FUNKY FOLK           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REED EMSHUN 5459 (0-0-0)               5  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           
JUMPER BONES 5432 (0-0-0)              0  2  0  DEAD   TEAM CHAOS           

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GORILLA WARFARE 4289 (11-9-2)          2  3  0         PRIMATES-R-US        

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WANNA BEE 1194 (9-5-2)                 0  2  0         WE BEE BAD           

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RAY NINGKING 5030 (0-0-0)              3  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           
BEN DOVER 5178 (5-4-2)                 1  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAM SUNG 5186 (3-5-0)                  6  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           
JOE KERR 5296 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         FUNKY FOLK