DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-575

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CLYDE
LOST CAUSE (268)
(35-3665) [20-19-3,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CLYDE                          POSITION IS EMPTY
LOST CAUSE (268)               
(35-3665) [20-19-3,114]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BRENNA                         BRENNA
CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)         CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
(35-3995) [22-24-0,100]        (35-3995) [22-24-0,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LOST CAUSE (268)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LOST CAUSE (268)            46
2. PHILANTHROPISTS (153)        0      LOST CAUSE (268)
3. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)      -7      Unchartered Team

                                       22 ACACIA SOUTH (113)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)    432 328 30 56.8   1/ 2 LOST CAUSE (268)          9  6 1
 2/ 2 LOST CAUSE (268)         344 276 30 55.5   2- 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)     7  3 1
 3/ 3 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   704 943 23 42.7   3/ 3 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    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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                        ---===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...the only good Pacifist is one who's been beaten bloody?  Works for me.

                                      Patrice

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to PHILANTHROPISTS, as they are pushed from the coveted 
top team spot by the LOST CAUSE stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for MUD, who flew 
up 15 points in the rankings after mashing PERSISTENT BEGGAR like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  
KNUCKLE was bested by DRENDAN O'KAI and drops 2 points.  What does the Duelmaster and 
Piltdown Man have in common?  They are both the most challenged apes in human 
history!  Heyheyhey!  Drawing on all of his experience as a 19-19-3 warrior, CLYDE 
went for the Duelmastership against PATRICE this week.  It's a proud day for the LOST 
CAUSE stable, as their warrior, CLYDE, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 
gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the MURSKA giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time 
I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLYDE 3665                   20  19  3   114       LOST CAUSE (268)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRENNA 3995                  22  24  0   100       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 DRENDAN O'KAI 4030           21  13  0    94       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PATRICE 4043                 12   3  0    87       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-PACIFIST 3939                15   7  0    85       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
 KNUCKLE 3858                 11   8  1    83       LOST CAUSE (268)
 LUCKY 4049                    8   3  0    72       LOST CAUSE (268)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WORATHALON 4046               5   6  1    60       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGUS ARGUS 4032             13  14  1    54       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THEROD 4047                   7   4  0    54       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVINDAL 4040                  6  13  0    32       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIVIL 4053                    3   0  0    22       LOST CAUSE (268)
 MUD 4054                      1   1  1    16       LOST CAUSE (268)
-MATU 4052                     1   1  0     7       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      MUD 4054              575  NONE
LUNK HEAD 4048          7  2 0 LOST CAUSE 268       WORATHALON 4046       573  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ale'chai Tallsky -- Well, if this is what it takes to, ah, assist your graduation,
then I'm glad of it.  Enjoy the Isle. -- Drendan o'Kai

Knuckle -- Watch out you don't break 'em.  That kind of thing is tricky, you know. --
Brenna

Therod -- Bah.  And also, pfui.  It's the superficial glamour of a glib saying, not
deep wisdom. -- Angus Argus

Usery is Bad.  Everyone knows that. -- Evindal

Lost Cause -- What "everybody"?  We have got fifteen active gladiators here, which is
saying a lot.  I've got teams in arenas with only SIX active gladiators (mine and one
other) and only FIVE (mine) (effectively closed arenas).  We aren't doing so badly.
True, no episode today, life has been landing on us like a cord of firewood dumped
off a truck, but we have hopes for next time. -- Jorja

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

CLYDE devastated PATRICE in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
BRENNA subdued M. CHARDINEE in a 4 minute one-sided melee.
KNUCKLE was defeated by DRENDAN O'KAI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's duel.
LUCKY overpowered ANGUS ARGUS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
EVINDAL viciously subdued CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute gruesome brawl.
MUD assassinated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a unpopular 3 minute one-sided struggle.
CIVIL handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF 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|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        15 -   4 -  0      79  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  12 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 575 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CLYDE 3665                 20  19  3  114 LOST CAUSE (268)
AIMED BLOW       PATRICE 4043               12   3  0   87 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
PARRY-STRIKE     KNUCKLE 3858               11   8  1   83 LOST CAUSE (268)
STRIKING ATTACK  LUCKY 4049                  8   3  0   72 LOST CAUSE (268)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BRENNA 3995.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BRENNA 3995.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLYDE 3665, DRENDAN O'KAI 
4030, EVINDAL 4040, LUCKY 4049, PATRICE 4043, KNUCKLE 3858, CIVIL 4053, ANGUS ARGUS 
4032, MUD 4054, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MUD 4054.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANGUS ARGUS 4032, CIVIL 4053, KNUCKLE 3858, PATRICE 4043, LUCKY 4049, 
EVINDAL 4040, DRENDAN O'KAI 4030, CLYDE 3665, BRENNA 3995, and  0.