DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/07/2013    Duedate: 10/19/2013

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-718

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MELONDIE PRINN
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5586) [25-28-1,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MELONDIE PRINN                 POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         
(25-5586) [25-28-1,126]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GASPAR HUELCO                  GASPAR HUELCO
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5610) [19-21-0,86]         (25-5610) [19-21-0,86]

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. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)     20      GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)
3. HAREM (418)                  3      Unchartered Team
4. SAY MY NAME (510)          -69
                                       B.O.S.S. (283)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)   24  11  0 68.6   1/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    8  7 0
 2/ 2 SAY MY NAME (510)        120  87  7 58.0   2/ 4 HAREM (418)               7  5 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   669 661 18 50.3   3/ 1 SAY MY NAME (510)         6  3 0
 4/ 4 HAREM (418)               51  58  2 46.8   4/ 3 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)   5  7 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 734): 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 721): 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 679): JACKAL of RANDOM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 676): 21STCENTURY SKITZOID of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 667): SNUFFY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 561): THOMAS WIGLE of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 267): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 619): KHARMA of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 365): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 734): CHAOS CARNIVAL (Nurgle, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 733): WU-TANG FOREVER (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 718): MIDDLE WAY 15
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 721): 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 679): RANDOM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 676): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 667): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 561): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 267): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 619): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 366): YOSEMITE of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 714): BO CARTER of DELTA BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 667): CORBIN ROSS of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
                             ARLENE ROSS of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 561): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, 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

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in LYRATILAN, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--THE MIDDLE WAY 4.  SAY MY NAME had 
cause to celebrate, after STILTZ got 14 points by beating LORI.  Win some, lose some. 
Speaking of which, STILTZ was winsome, after beating LORI and seeing her lose 11 
points.  What can be a greater victory?  MELONDIE PRINN has taken hers place as the 
top, as LYRATILAN's new Duelmaster.  So who was the warrior seen charging into 
immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
HUBERT KOMBUN is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't THE MIDDLE WAY 4 
proud!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  LYRATILAN, I leave you now. 
The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Mourngrym Inn and Tavern.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELONDIE PRINN 5586          25  28  1   126       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAURON 5581                  16   3  2   145       SAY MY NAME (510)
 COLIN 911 5721                9   1  0   101       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)
 DMX 5675                     16   4  1    96       SAY MY NAME (510)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUBERT KOMBUN 5587           18  31  2    87       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-STACI 4712                    6   5  0    87       HAREM (418)
 GASPAR HUELCO 5610           19  21  0    86       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUN GUS 5722                  6   1  0    62       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEBBIE 4498                   9   4  0    53       HAREM (418)
 STILTZ 5737                   5   1  0    39       SAY MY NAME (510)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEOKUK MOON 5745              4   1  0    33       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 LORI 5677                     2   6  1    29       HAREM (418)
-BILL BOARD 5719               4   3  0    28       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOEE 5750                     2   1  0    18       HAREM (418)
-HANS OFF 5718                 5   1  0    16       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)
 SIMON 5748                    2   2  0    12       SAY MY NAME (510)
 ARIZONA BATES 5744            2   3  0     9       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-BENT BRENT 5743               0   4  0     4       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)
-CAREN 5749                    0   2  0     2       HAREM (418)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, dear.  The miniovers.  They always remind Jorja of how... ordinary we are.  I
don't know if that's good, or bad! -- Gaspar Huelco

Colin 911 -- I should hope so!  Still, one rude gesture deserves another.  Um, I
didn't mean that exactly the way it might have sounded.... -- Melondie Prinn

Bent Brent -- Ah, don't worry about it.  Managers are always getting bent out of
shape.  Just ignore him. -- Keokuk Moon
P.S.  But don't accept any torches for "fighting in the dark."

Dmx -- Right, like I had a chance! -- Hubert Kombun
P.S.  You little guys are just too sneaky!

Staci -- For a werewolf, you're an amazingly cute little woman.  You busy tonight? --
Gaspar Huelco
P.S.  There wouldn't be any... stress, I'd think, since the moon is barely past new.

Colin 911 -- Wow, a one-shot to the ankle, and you're done?  You need heel
protectors! -- Melondie Prinn

Bent Brent -- I can understand the concern you voiced to my teammate Keokuk, and
while I feel for your anxiety, I wasn't about to throw the fight, you know. --
Arizona Bates

Oh, a beggar.  Bah. -- Keokuk Moon

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COLIN 911 devastated HUBERT KOMBUN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DMX lost to MELONDIE PRINN in a 2 minute Title battle.
GASPAR HUELCO viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute one-sided match.
FUN GUS devastated VISITING ORC in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
LORI was bested by STILTZ in a 3 minute duel.
ZOEE overpowered ARIZONA BATES in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
KEOKUK MOON devastated SIMON 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        33 -  17 -  1      66  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 718 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         5  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       COLIN 911 5721              9   1  0  101 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)
LUNGING ATTACK   DMX 5675                   16   4  1   96 SAY MY NAME (510)
BASHING ATTACK   FUN GUS 5722                6   1  0   62 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (524)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    STILTZ 5737                 5   1  0   39 SAY MY NAME (510)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GASPAR HUELCO 5610.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GASPAR HUELCO 5610.  The ten other most popular fighters were LORI 5677, 
MELONDIE PRINN 5586, FUN GUS 5722, STILTZ 5737, DMX 5675, ZOEE 5750, COLIN 911 5721, 
KEOKUK MOON 5745, HUBERT KOMBUN 5587, and ARIZONA BATES 5744.

The least popular fighter this week was SIMON 5748.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARIZONA BATES 5744, HUBERT KOMBUN 5587, KEOKUK MOON 5745, COLIN 911 
5721, ZOEE 5750, DMX 5675, STILTZ 5737, FUN GUS 5722, MELONDIE PRINN 5586, and LORI 
5677.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MELONDIE PRINN (25-5586) THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
DMX (25-5675) SAY MY NAME (510)