DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-593

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOLDIER 23
MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
(26-4765) [12-3-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOLDIER 23                     POSITION IS EMPTY
MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)        
(26-4765) [12-3-0,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HEART BREAKER                  COROT TORO
ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)            GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4752) [13-6-0,90]          (26-4743) [9-26-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MENAGERIE (228)             40
2. MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)     25      MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
3. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         16      Unchartered Team
4. ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)        -14
                                       I DREAM OF FLOYD (439)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)   41  20  1 67.2   1/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)   7  3 0
 2/ 3 MENAGERIE (228)          181  95 11 65.6   2/ 1 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)       7  8 0
 3/ 2 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)       60  33  1 64.5   3/ 4 MENAGERIE (228)           6  3 0
 4/ 4 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      651 812 23 44.5   4/ 3 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       6  9 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  MEDAL 
OF HONOR F7 now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for AMARANTH, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after 
mashing SPITZIN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher 
in the top ten was KNEE BREAKER, who dropped 10 points after a disappointing (to say 
the least) bout with KETTELMAN.  Well, if ya don't shows up at the laundromat, ya 
can'ts wash yer clothes.  HERSHEL WILLIAMS did not fight this week so his title was 
forfeit.  It's a proud day for the MEDAL OF HONOR F7 stable, as their warrior, 
SOLDIER 23, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect 
the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid ULTRA-VIOLENT, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does CALEAM really have that many 
liars?  For those of you who like math, try this one:  ULTRA-VIOLENT + Weapons That 
go Boom = MENAGERIE + Avoid City.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, 
JEREMY went after FLESH FLAYER, who was higher by 19 points.  Well, when the dust 
settled, JEREMY was overcame by FLESH FLAYER.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the CALEAM 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.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been 
real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 23 4765              12   3  0   108       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HERSHEL WILLIAMS 4767         9   1  1   106       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEART BREAKER 4752           13   6  0    90       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 SOLDIER 22 4768               9   0  0    88       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
 GUT BUSTER 4750              13   6  0    78       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746         18  11  1    74       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 FLESH FLAYER 4751            13   6  1    67       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KETTELMAN 4749               12  11  1    63       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 SHORT ORDER JOE 4745         14  18  0    60       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 FALLEN 4781                   7   0  1    58       MENAGERIE (228)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COROT TORO 4743               9  26  0    53       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 DEATH RATTLE 4773             6   6  0    53       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 JEREMY 4774                   6   4  1    47       MENAGERIE (228)
 KNEE BREAKER 4770             7   6  0    42       ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
 AMARANTH 4784                 4   1  1    42       MENAGERIE (228)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPITZIN 4772                  7   7  0    28       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 THE UNFORGIVEN 4786           2   0  0    27       MENAGERIE (228)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 20 4787               2   0  0    22       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
 HOMER WISE 4764               3  12  0    21       MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
POODOO 4788             0  1 0 MENAGERIE 228        BLACK ORC             593  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Heart Breaker -- Absolutely NOT.  I use nothing but GOOD fats in my pancakes.
Butter, you know, and lard.  Nothing false. -- Suzette Creppay

Flesh Flayer -- Why anyone would want to peel a hotdog is beyond me.  But I will
freely admit that you're good at it. -- Short Order Joe

Death Rattle -- If you don't stop clattering that spoon against the edge of the
saucepan, I will have a conniption fit (olive oil and vinegar, a little cayenne,
nothing fancy) and douse you in a roux. -- Kettelman

Knee Breaker -- Oh, no, I don't have TIME for that stuff.  How about just a bruise?
-- Corot Toro
P.S.  I could do something with a bruise, dress for the changing color, that sort of
thing.

Homer Wise -- Toast fingers dusted with powdered sugar?  On the tame side, don't you
think?  This is butter cookie season, after all, the REAL thing. -- Spitzin

Gut Buster -- That's okay, come by and you can try my latest experiment, the Supper
Pancake.  A hint:  It is NOT an enchilada. -- Suzette Creppay

8 July 2008
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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

POODOO was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JEREMY lost to FLESH FLAYER in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
FALLEN slimly won victory over COROT TORO in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SOLDIER 23 devastated GUT BUSTER in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
HEART BREAKER overpowered SHORT ORDER JOE in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
SOLDIER 22 vanquished NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
DEATH RATTLE was devastated by SUZETTE CREPPAY in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
KETTELMAN vanquished KNEE BREAKER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SPITZIN was vanquished by AMARANTH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HOMER WISE was vanquished by THE UNFORGIVEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SOLDIER 20 beat POLITE BEGGAR in a 4 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  11 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  26 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  17 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 593 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    4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLDIER 23 4765            12   3  0  108 MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
PARRY-LUNGE      HEART BREAKER 4752         13   6  0   90 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLDIER 22 4768             9   0  0   88 MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (481)
WALL OF STEEL    SUZETTE CREPPAY 4746       18  11  1   74 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
AIMED BLOW       JEREMY 4774                 6   4  1   47 MENAGERIE (228)
BASHING ATTACK   KNEE BREAKER 4770           7   6  0   42 ULTRA-VIOLENT (479)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HEART BREAKER 4752.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was COROT TORO 4743.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLESH FLAYER 
4751, HEART BREAKER 4752, SOLDIER 20 4787, SOLDIER 23 4765, SOLDIER 22 4768, SUZETTE 
CREPPAY 4746, JEREMY 4774, FALLEN 4781, KETTELMAN 4749, and AMARANTH 4784.

The least popular fighter this week was HOMER WISE 4764.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SPITZIN 4772, KNEE BREAKER 4770, DEATH RATTLE 4773, GUT BUSTER 4750, 
POODOO 4788, THE UNFORGIVEN 4786, SHORT ORDER JOE 4745, AMARANTH 4784, KETTELMAN 
4749, and FALLEN 4781.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GIGGY 728 (89-132-1)                   0  5  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JE SUIS BIEN 626 (147-102-1)          11  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DUTCH TREAT 1841 (113-37-2)            2  3  0         WORLDWIDE GORE       
VISION 1573 (129-53-4)                 1  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ENLIGHTENED BEING 4642 (30-13-0)       1  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      
ARTHUR BEYER 4648 (31-17-1)            0  2  0         MEDAL OF HONOR VI    

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HERCULES 3692 (13-11-1)                1  3  0         HISTORY!             
RICHARD M NIXON 3585 (14-9-0)          0  2  0         HISTORY!             

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JEREMY 4774 (6-2-1)                    5  3  0         MENAGERIE            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WHISPER 4785 (3-0-0)                   4  2  1  DEAD   MENAGERIE            
AMARANTH 4784 (2-1-1)                  1  3  0         MENAGERIE            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE UNFORGIVEN 4786 (0-0-0)            2  3  0         MENAGERIE