DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/23/2008    Duedate: 08/05/2008

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-580

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STONE COLD
WRESTLMANIACS (73)
(30-4315) [12-2-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STONE COLD                     POSITION IS EMPTY
WRESTLMANIACS (73)             
(30-4315) [12-2-0,121]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OUTBACK JACK                   OZZIE CANSECO
WRESTLMANIACS (73)             THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
(30-672) [15-15-2,115]         (30-4723) [17-12-0,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RED DOG GANG (356)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WRESTLMANIACS (73)          50
2. LENPROS (145)               19      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. THE WARLOCKS (430)           3      Unchartered Team
4. GAMEHENDGE (299)             1
5. TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)         0      SQUELCH (289)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE WARLOCKS (430)       198 126 11 61.1   1/ 1 RED DOG GANG (356)        6  7 0
 2/ 2 LENPROS (145)            %1008 657 31 60.5   2/ 2 LENPROS (145)             5  3 1
 3/ 3 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 251 195  8 56.3   3/ 3 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        5  5 0
 4/ 4 WRESTLMANIACS (73)        75  60  3 55.6   4/ 6 THE WARLOCKS (430)        4  2 0
 5/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)         206 193 11 51.6   5/ 4 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  3  2 1
 6/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356)       574 735 12 43.9   6/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)          3  3 0
 7- 7*TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)       3  10  1 23.1   7- 7*TEMPLAR ROGUES (449)      0  2 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 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

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
IAYE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, 
but don't get cocky, WRESTLMANIACS, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are 
proud.  Tsk, tsk, OUTBACK JACK beat MAD CARMENCITA and MAD CARMENCITA lost 20 points. 
You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, IAYE may be getting 
bland, as STONE COLD stays top dog in the city.  The Wharf Rat, humph!  I've tasted 
better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From IAYE's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
LENPROS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like WRESTLMANIACS avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  MAD 
CARMENCITA was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to THE HITMAN of 
WRESTLMANIACS for challenging up by 21 to FRANKLINS TOWER.  THE HITMAN won to get 84 
points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for IAYE's 
morgue.  More variety.  A big yahoo goes out to SPUD this turn, for revenging RED DOG 
GANG's bloodfeud against LENPROS' warrior MAYOR MCLAY.  Heh, heh, heh.  Honor is like 
a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will 
doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of IAYE.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONE COLD 4315              12   2  0   121       WRESTLMANIACS (73)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OUTBACK JACK 672             15  15  2   115       WRESTLMANIACS (73)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD CARMENCITA 4766          15   3  1    86       RED DOG GANG (356)
 OUT OF TIME 4681             20  23  1    84       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 THE HITMAN 4550               7   1  0    84       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 COCO B. WARE 685             16  12  0    80       WRESTLMANIACS (73)
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717         11  18  1    77       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-PRINCE POLIOLES 4742          8   6  0    77       LENPROS (145)
 OZZIE CANSECO 4723           17  12  0    69       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 FRANKLINS TOWER 4725         19  10  1    68       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 ROWDY RODDY 621              14  16  0    67       WRESTLMANIACS (73)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROTHER J.J. 4728             7   5  0    66       LENPROS (145)
 BAINES 4724                  14  15  0    57       GAMEHENDGE (299)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE ROCKY 4768            12   4  0    56       RED DOG GANG (356)
 PRINCESS KURTZ 4776           5   5  0    52       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR CARLSON 4777              6   1  0    33       LENPROS (145)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPUD 4783                     3   1  0    17       RED DOG GANG (356)
 MAYOR MCLAY 4784              1   2  1     7       LENPROS (145)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DOOFUS 4788             0  1 0 RED DOG GANG 356     MAYOR MCLAY 4784      579  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Poor old Lenpro posted his ad a little early last turn, but he IS going short and
blind this turn as he is "away". -- Personal assistant to Lenpro
P.S.  Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Iaye Forever.

Rowdy Roddy -- You're an old man, eh?  But that won't help you.  I can bite old men
as well as young ones.  Even if they are too stringy to chew on. -- Mad Carmencita

Stone Cold -- At least you can tell people you came by the title honestly. --
Windsong

Help on the Way -- That fight was too long.  Jorja likes 'em short, all on the front
of one page.  Lazy is what I figure, she just doesn't want to have to turn the page
over.  And set it aside for a second page?  As if! -- Little Rocky

Sir Carlso -- Huh, just because I'm a street mutt, I'm not good enough for you.  I
bet if I were some fancy purebred kind of dog, you wouldn't kick me around like that.
-- Spud

Mayor Mclay -- Well, that was a short career.  Probably just as well. -- Ghost of
Doofus

Mayor Mclay -- Jorja makes us take *baths* with this horrid "flea soap," so at least
my fleas are clean. -- Spud

Billdin Marcolus, Veteran of Many Actions -- Of course your mother was right.  It
comes with the title. -- Mad Carmencita

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
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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

OUTBACK JACK devastated MAD CARMENCITA in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THE HITMAN subdued FRANKLINS TOWER in a exciting 2 minute Challenge melee.
STONE COLD overpowered OUT OF TIME in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
OZZIE CANSECO was narrowly defeated by COCO B. WARE in a 5 minute veteran's fight.
ROWDY RODDY slimly lost to HELP ON THE WAY in a 7 minute brutal master's fight.
LITTLE ROCKY unbelievably bested BAINES in a 7 minute gory competition.
PRINCESS KURTZ handily defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SIR CARLSON outwaited HAPPY PEASANT in a crowd boring 12 minute fight.
MAYOR MCLAY lost to SPUD in a 2 minute brutal novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        20 -  11 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  19 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 580 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  STONE COLD 4315            12   2  0  121 WRESTLMANIACS (73)
WALL OF STEEL    MAD CARMENCITA 4766        15   3  1   86 RED DOG GANG (356)
TOTAL PARRY      COCO B. WARE 685           16  12  0   80 WRESTLMANIACS (73)
PARRY-LUNGE      OZZIE CANSECO 4723         17  12  0   69 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
AIMED BLOW       FRANKLINS TOWER 4725       19  10  1   68 THE WARLOCKS (430)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OUTBACK JACK 672.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was OZZIE CANSECO 4723.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE HITMAN 
4550, ROWDY RODDY 621, OUTBACK JACK 672, STONE COLD 4315, HELP ON THE WAY 4717, 
PRINCESS KURTZ 4776, COCO B. WARE 685, MAYOR MCLAY 4784, SPUD 4783, and FRANKLINS 
TOWER 4725.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR CARLSON 4777.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BAINES 4724, LITTLE ROCKY 4768, OUT OF TIME 4681, MAD 
CARMENCITA 4766, FRANKLINS TOWER 4725, SPUD 4783, MAYOR MCLAY 4784, COCO B. WARE 685, 
PRINCESS KURTZ 4776, and HELP ON THE WAY 4717.