DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/02/2008    Duedate: 10/15/2008

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-584

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THIMBELL
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
(33-4836) [23-35-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THIMBELL                       POSITION IS EMPTY
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        
(33-4836) [23-35-0,109]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RICO SAVVY                     RICO SAVVY
BAD COMPANY (145)              BAD COMPANY (145)
(33-6567) [18-17-3,79]         (33-6567) [18-17-3,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RAVAGING LORDS (44)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RAVAGING LORDS (44)         35
2. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     13      BAD COMPANY (145)
3. BAD COMPANY (145)           -6      Unchartered Team

                                       SUPERIOR FORCES (348)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BAD COMPANY (145)        283 261 33 52.0   1/ 2 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       8  6 0
 2/ 4 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      205 231 19 47.0   2/ 1 BAD COMPANY (145)         8  7 1
 3/ 5 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  135 193  1 41.2   3/ 4 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   4  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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 601): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 603): SORAK of FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 597): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 599): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 598): AURELIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 596): HOT ROD II of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 298): SCARLET ROSE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 589): ALUMINUM AWL of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 296): CORNELIUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 585): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 583): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 574): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 537): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 254): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 464): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 451): B.C. GOLD of MY BEST BUDS (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 428): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 398): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 396): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 490): DREAM WARRIOR of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (Ichabod
                                Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 601): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 603): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 597): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 599): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 598): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 596): IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 298): D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 589): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 296): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 585): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 583): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 574): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 537): ROAD WARRIORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 254): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 464): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 451): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 428): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 398): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 396): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 490): SILMARILLIAD et al (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 603): SORAK of FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 599): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 596): HOT ROD II of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 595): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): TROOPER TED of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 589): AMIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 296): CORNELIUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 585): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
              (turn 584): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 451): ZIG-ZAG MAN of MY BEST BUDS (Street Legal, mgr.)
                                   ODDALISQUE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                       (turn 450): 911 of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
                                   BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well!  This is a fine how-de-do!  We go into retirement, happily, mind you, and
settle down to live real lives.  And then, twenty-three months later to the day (more
or less), along comes an Evil Inputter and tosses us back out onto the sands!  And
Jorja says we have to put up with it.  Damn.

                                      Thinbell

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome NIATOLI ISLAND.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the 
fights have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  
NIATOLI ISLAND watched with glee as BAD COMPANY got knocked off top spot by RAVAGING 
LORDS!  What's with HOSTILE HOBO?  He actually beat THE SEWING CIRCLE's RINTIRISSE, 
and walked away with 16 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at THE SEWING 
CIRCLE while they watched KORIENELLEN clobber THE CYCLOPS.  He lost 8 points and got 
bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Apparently NIATOLI ISLAND isn't filled 
with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 4 challenges 
this turn!  Try as he might, KHALHUMS DWARF wasn't good enough at persuading THIMBELL 
to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give 
up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, RAVAGING 
LORDS!  In my day, no team with a 202-229-19 would scare me off!  What's the problem, 
BAD COMPANY?   
     Warriors of NIATOLI ISLAND unite.  You have only your games to lose!  RICO SAVVY 
larned his lesson (THE MONK taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im 
fight any RAVAGING LORDS members with the same gusto.  How long have I been here?  I 
got people to see, places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
NIATOLI ISLAND is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I 
don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIMBELL 4836                23  35  0   109       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE TUSKER 7568              19  13  0    97       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MONK 7595                12  11  1    89       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 RICO SAVVY 6567              18  17  3    79       BAD COMPANY (145)
 SMIRK SMACKMORE 7538          7   5  1    76       BAD COMPANY (145)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORIENELLEN 7370             10   8  1    62       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOSTILE HOBO 7535             7   6  1    49       BAD COMPANY (145)
 RINTIRISSE 7340               7  25  0    46       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 THE CYCLOPS 7627              5   8  0    42       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEX LIMBHEWER 7523            8   6  0    41       BAD COMPANY (145)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIGHTY KASHITZ 7636           5   0  0    20       BAD COMPANY (145)
 MONOLYTH 7637                 1   0  0    13       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 THE MONGOL 7634               1   6  0     9       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THE MANIAC 7588        13  6 1 RAVAGING LORDS 44    RICO SAVVY 6567       582  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Cyclops -- That's an alarming stare or glare you have.  I couldn't face it when I
first encountered you, and I'm not sure that familiarity will breed ease. --
Rintirisse

But I wanted to bury the Userous Merchant in the sand.  It seemed so appropriate.
Why did the arenamaster stop me? -- Korienellen

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

THE MONK unbelievably bested RICO SAVVY in a 2 minute master's Bloodfeud fight.
SMIRK SMACKMORE was savagely defeated by THE TUSKER in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
HOSTILE HOBO vanquished RINTIRISSE in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
THE MONGOL was defeated by MIGHTY KASHITZ in a 4 minute Challenge match.
THIMBELL outwaited KHALHUMS DWARF in a unpopular 7 minute veteran's Title duel.
THE CYCLOPS was overpowered by KORIENELLEN in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
LEX LIMBHEWER was viciously subdued by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 7 minute melee.
MONOLYTH vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  26 -  1      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 584 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      THE TUSKER 7568            19  13  0   97 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
WALL OF STEEL    THE MONK 7595              12  11  1   89 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
BASHING ATTACK   RICO SAVVY 6567            18  17  3   79 BAD COMPANY (145)
STRIKING ATTACK  SMIRK SMACKMORE 7538        7   5  1   76 BAD COMPANY (145)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KORIENELLEN 7370           10   8  1   62 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
SLASHING ATTACK  HOSTILE HOBO 7535           7   6  1   49 BAD COMPANY (145)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RICO SAVVY 6567.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RICO SAVVY 6567.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE MONGOL 7634, THE 
TUSKER 7568, THE MONK 7595, KORIENELLEN 7370, SMIRK SMACKMORE 7538, HOSTILE HOBO 
7535, MIGHTY KASHITZ 7636, MONOLYTH 7637, RINTIRISSE 7340, and THE CYCLOPS 7627.

The least popular fighter this week was THIMBELL 4836.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LEX LIMBHEWER 7523, THE CYCLOPS 7627, RINTIRISSE 7340, MONOLYTH 7637, 
MIGHTY KASHITZ 7636, HOSTILE HOBO 7535, SMIRK SMACKMORE 7538, KORIENELLEN 7370, THE 
MONK 7595, and THE TUSKER 7568.