DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/01/2008    Duedate: 10/14/2008

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-585

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OZZIE CANSECO
THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
(30-4723) [22-12-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OZZIE CANSECO                  POSITION IS EMPTY
THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)     
(30-4723) [22-12-1,103]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OZZIE CANSECO                  HELP ON THE WAY
THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)     THE WARLOCKS (430)
(30-4723) [22-12-1,103]        (30-4717) [13-21-1,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RED DOG GANG (356)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RED DOG GANG (356)          32
2. LENPROS (145)               12      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)   9      Unchartered Team
4. THE WARLOCKS (430)           7
5. GAMEHENDGE (299)             2      NO PLACE FOR SEX (252)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 I TRAINED THEM (331)     224 107  9 67.7   1/ 2 RED DOG GANG (356)        9  6 0
 2/ 2 THE WARLOCKS (430)       204 129 11 61.3   2/ 1 LENPROS (145)             8  4 0
 3/ 3 LENPROS (145)            %1023 661 31 60.7   3/ 3 THE WARLOCKS (430)        4  1 0
 4/ 4 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 256 195  9 56.8   4/ 4 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  3  0 0
 5/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)         207 202 11 50.6   5- 5 I TRAINED THEM (331)      1  1 0
 6/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356)       588 746 12 44.1   6/ 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)          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 300): ZIP of Z GLADIATORS (Mr. Zee, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 603): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 602): WESTON of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 595): DOLBY JOSSEL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 592): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 591): STAN DAUFF of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 588): DRALION of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 584): OZZIE CANSECO of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 554): CHUCK ELVIS of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 536): BIG DAVE DIODE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 202): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 488): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 300): BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 603): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 602): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 595): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 592): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 591): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 588): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 584): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 554): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 536): ODDS BODKINS (?, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 202): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 488): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 602): WESTON of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 594): LIPSTICK of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 588): DRALION of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 583): FRANKLINS TOWER of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 536): GODZILLA of THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                 (turn 535): DECEPTIVE DELILA of THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                            PAINFUL PEONY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 201): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in IAYE.  
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  RED DOG GANG now holds the crown and 
they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for LITTLE ROCKY, who 
flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing OUT OF TIME like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  
PRINCESS KURTZ was bested by HELP ON THE WAY and drops 4 points.  Our battling 
duelmaster OZZIE CANSECO has managed to hold the title, fending off MAD CARMENCITA's 
none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, RED DOG GANG.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad GAMEHENDGE?  Big bad GAMEHENDGE. 
Big bad GAMEHENDGE.  IAYE's afraid of the big bad GAMEHENDGE.  Tra la la la la!  
Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch LENPROS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats 
seem to be fairly deft at running from GAMEHENDGE.  Well just about everybody wants a 
piece of HELP ON THE WAY, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in IAYE have no sense 
of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OZZIE CANSECO 4723           22  12  1   103       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NULN 4431                    11   1  1   149       I TRAINED THEM (331)
-RILLION 4313                 10   5  0   102       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 BROTHER J.J. 4728            10   6  0    95       LENPROS (145)
-PRINCE POLIOLES 4742         10   7  0    93       LENPROS (145)
 OUT OF TIME 4681             21  27  1    91       GAMEHENDGE (299)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD CARMENCITA 4766          16   7  1    85       RED DOG GANG (356)
 LITTLE ROCKY 4768            16   5  0    81       RED DOG GANG (356)
 HELP ON THE WAY 4717         13  21  1    73       THE WARLOCKS (430)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR CARLSON 4777             11   1  0    63       LENPROS (145)
 BAINES 4724                  14  20  0    62       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 PRINCESS KURTZ 4776           6   6  0    61       LENPROS (145)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUSTIE 4789                   5   0  0    56       RED DOG GANG (356)
-BARNABAS 4598                 4   2  0    49       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 MAYOR MCLAY 4784              5   3  1    34       LENPROS (145)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHAMAN 4589                   2   0  0    23       I TRAINED THEM (331)
 MOONDOG 4790                  4   1  0    17       RED DOG GANG (356)
 SPUD 4783                     3   6  0    15       RED DOG GANG (356)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ozzie -- Well done, Duelmaster.  Why didn't you do that as a baseball player? --
Lenpro

I Trained Them -- If you are the trainer of Nuln, you didn't do a very good job.  He
isn't even housebroken yet! -- Lenpro and Questioning Minds

Now, now, Spud; I'm not anti-dog.  I just like things clean and orderly. -- Mayor
McLay (excerpt from a political announcement)

A salute to Lord protector Franklin's Tower. -- Lenpro

Yeah, Franklin's Tower, you sure made mincemeat of me!  I'll have to report you to
the King. -- Prince Polioles

Now, now, Prince.  I think the King expects you to win on your own without his help.
What was that he called you?  "Young Whelp?" -- Lenpro

Rustie -- If you are a dog, perhaps I shall change my mind to what I said above.
(wink) -- Mayor McLay

Baines -- Good fight.  Well, I liked it.  Sorry I couldn't teach you anything.
(perhaps you weren't listening?) -- Sir Carlson

Out Of Time -- I think that every single day. -- Brother J.J.

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Iaye Forever. -- Lenpro

Barnabas -- A tug of war is always good.  Strengthens the jaw muscles and all. --
Little Rocky
P.S.  It's unusual to find a golem who appreciates this.

Help on the Way -- Isn't that about as meaningful as "check's in the mail"?  You
deserve to be bitten. -- Mad Carmencita
P.S.  While I am mad, I'm not rabid, so you don't need to worry about that part of
it.

Mayor McLay -- You won't go passing a leash law on ME, buster. -- Rustie

Shaman -- Tell your manager he shouldn't have trained you to kick a dog. -- Spud
P.S.  Well, kick one of the purebreds, at least, and not a good mutt like me.

That Beggar tried to steal my bone!  That isn't Polite at all. -- Moondog

Lenpro -- Circumstances prevent me from getting an further episode of your adventures
written up in time for this newsletter.  Sorry about that. -- the Scribe

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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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

SIR CARLSON unbelievably bested BAINES in a unpopular 12 minute Challenge fight.
PRINCESS KURTZ lost to HELP ON THE WAY in a 6 minute Challenge battle.
OZZIE CANSECO overcame MAD CARMENCITA in a 2 minute veteran's Title match.
BROTHER J.J. vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
OUT OF TIME was outlasted by LITTLE ROCKY in a unpopular 8 minute veteran's fight.
RUSTIE devastated VISITING ORC in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
MAYOR MCLAY overpowered SPUD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MOONDOG defeated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 3 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  14 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  17 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 585 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      OZZIE CANSECO 4723         22  12  1  103 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
BASHING ATTACK   BROTHER J.J. 4728          10   6  0   95 LENPROS (145)
WALL OF STEEL    MAD CARMENCITA 4766        16   7  1   85 RED DOG GANG (356)
TOTAL PARRY      LITTLE ROCKY 4768          16   5  0   81 RED DOG GANG (356)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUSTIE 4789                 5   0  0   56 RED DOG GANG (356)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OZZIE CANSECO 4723.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HELP ON THE WAY 4717.  The ten other most popular fighters were PRINCESS 
KURTZ 4776, OZZIE CANSECO 4723, MAD CARMENCITA 4766, RUSTIE 4789, MAYOR MCLAY 4784, 
BROTHER J.J. 4728, MOONDOG 4790, LITTLE ROCKY 4768, SPUD 4783, and OUT OF TIME 4681.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR CARLSON 4777.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BAINES 4724, OUT OF TIME 4681, SPUD 4783, LITTLE ROCKY 4768, 
MOONDOG 4790, BROTHER J.J. 4728, MAYOR MCLAY 4784, RUSTIE 4789, MAD CARMENCITA 4766, 
and OZZIE CANSECO 4723.