DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/05/2010    Duedate: 07/17/2010

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-633

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PASCELLA
GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4800) [23-3-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PASCELLA                       POSITION IS EMPTY
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            
(26-4800) [23-3-0,98]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CONDI RICE                     BEATRINA
FIRST LADIES (482)             GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4808) [9-11-1,42]          (26-4813) [6-5-2,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN CANYON (290)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         31
2. FIRST LADIES (482)          -8      GOLDEN CANYON (290)
                                       Unchartered Team

BILLY & THE BASHER'S (386)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      755 906 28 45.5   1/ 1 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      12  3 2
 2/ 2 FIRST LADIES (482)        37  50  3 42.5   2/ 2 FIRST LADIES (482)        3  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 323): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 649): SERENITY of CANNIBALZ (Hanibal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 648): TIPPI TURTLE of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 633): ELDON KREE of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 637): EARTH QUAKE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 632): BELLE ISSIMO of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 632): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 630): MASEMA of STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 594): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 591): SKITZOID SNOOPY of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 582): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 271): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 478): BONNIE BARROW of BAD GIRLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 225): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 534): KALLORE of CHECKMATE (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 323): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 649): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 648): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 633): THE MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 637): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 632): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 632): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 630): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 594): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 591): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 581): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 271): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 478): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 225): DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 534): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 636): TCHACK LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 630): MASEMA of STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
                         TYPHON of STEEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 582): RATLER of SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                 (turn 581): TANIA PARK of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
                             UNCLE BOB of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 225): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I wouldn't want you to think me unappreciative of this string of wins and
titles, but I'm just a LITTLE tired of fighting standbys.  I put the Convicted
Assassin to work mincing meat for meat pies.  He seems to have an apptitude for it.

                                      Pascella

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly CALEAM games.  ALFREDA CREME caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested HILLARY CLINTON and was awarded 
14 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CONDI RICE put 
down BEATRINA, causing her to lose 1 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
KHALHUMS DWARF made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious PASCELLA.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels 
this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CALEAM.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  I must report the passing of HILLARY CLINTON, veteran of many 
duels.  11-9-1 final record Hers was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  
Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies 
against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in CALEAM.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PASCELLA 4800                23   3  0    98       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALFREDA CREME 4827            6   1  2    66       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUPITA LOEAN 4810            11   5  1    46       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 OVAELLA JUNE 4823             6   2  0    45       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 CONDI RICE 4808               9  11  1    42       FIRST LADIES (482)
 JACKIE O 4807                 9  11  0    38       FIRST LADIES (482)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELENORE ROOSEVELT 4804        6  14  0    32       FIRST LADIES (482)
 BEATRINA 4813                 6   5  2    30       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HILLARY CLINTON 4805   11  9 1 FIRST LADIES 482     ALFREDA CREME 4827    633   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hillary Clinton -- Well, I suppose I could make glazed empanadas, but that isn't one
of my favorites. -- Lupita Loean

Elenore Roosevelt -- All this "diet" business is nonsense.  Heavy cream sauces are
GOOD for you. -- Alfreda Creme

I will coerce the Trustworthy Scribe into doing the pysanki on my eggs, I think.
They should look very well. -- Ovaella June

No, I will *not* feed the Polite Beggar, I don't care how polite he is.  If he wants
food, he can work for it. -- Beatrina

19 June 2010
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                                      ALLIANCES
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 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. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of 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 will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
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 newsletter
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
(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 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. (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:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
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 have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

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 15 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 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths 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 five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes 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, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two 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
DM47 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 and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     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!

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PASCELLA viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 5 minute gruesome master's Title fight.
HILLARY CLINTON was murdered by ALFREDA CREME in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
LUPITA LOEAN won victory over ELENORE ROOSEVELT in a 2 minute brawl.
JACKIE O was devastated by OVAELLA JUNE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CONDI RICE luckily beat BEATRINA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gruesome competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  3      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  10 -  0      23  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 633 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PASCELLA 4800              23   3  0   98 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
WALL OF STEEL    ALFREDA CREME 4827          6   1  2   66 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
STRIKING ATTACK  LUPITA LOEAN 4810          11   5  1   46 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    OVAELLA JUNE 4823           6   2  0   45 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CONDI RICE 4808.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BEATRINA 4813.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUPITA LOEAN 4810, CONDI 
RICE 4808, OVAELLA JUNE 4823, ALFREDA CREME 4827, ELENORE ROOSEVELT 4804, PASCELLA 
4800, HILLARY CLINTON 4805, JACKIE O 4807,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JACKIE O 4807.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HILLARY CLINTON 4805, PASCELLA 4800, ELENORE ROOSEVELT 4804, ALFREDA 
CREME 4827, OVAELLA JUNE 4823, CONDI RICE 4808, LUPITA LOEAN 4810, BEATRINA 4813,  0, 
and  0.