DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/17/2008    Duedate: 07/30/2008

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-565

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SALLI VOSS
MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)
(36-7340) [10-8-0,52]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SALLI VOSS                     POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)            
(36-7340) [10-8-0,52]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALLI VOSS                     MORNGRIM THORTH
MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)            ACT OF MALICE (257)
(36-7340) [10-8-0,52]          (36-5902) [7-9-0,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ACT OF MALICE (257)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ACT OF MALICE (257)         13
2. MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)         12      ACT OF MALICE (257)
3. BABES (416)                  0      Unchartered Team
4. BLITZKRIEG (271)             0
5. THE CRAFT (543)              0      NEWSCASTERS (502)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 THE CRAFT (543)          164 105  8 61.0   1- 2 BLITZKRIEG (271)          4  0 1
 2/ 0 ACT OF MALICE (257)      109  91 11 54.5   2- 4 THE CRAFT (543)           3  0 0
 3- 2 BLITZKRIEG (271)         217 189 16 53.4   3- 1 BABES (416)               3  2 0
 4- 3 BABES (416)              317 290 16 52.2   4/ 0 ACT OF MALICE (257)       2  0 1
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)       30  35  1 46.2   5/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)       2  4 0
 6- 6 SEA DOGS (545)            46  66  2 41.1   6- 5 SEA DOGS (545)            1  1 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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 601): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 483): PECAN PIE of SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 609): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 605): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 604): SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 608): BULLSEYE of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 605): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 600): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 591): BOTHACH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 590): KNOTHANDLER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 564): CATFISH CHIA of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 554): CONNIE PAKKIT oF JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 248): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 541): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 490): VOICES IN MY HEAD of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 235): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 223): IMMACULATECONCEPTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 439): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 199): SLO-PITCH of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 483): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 601): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 483): SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 609): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 605): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 604): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 607): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 605): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 600): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 591): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 590): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 564): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 554): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 248): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 541): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 490): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 235): RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 223): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 439): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 199): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 483) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 601): KOOK AROCHA of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 603): APPRENTICE of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
                           BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 591): BOTHACH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 589): NEVERMOOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 563): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 553): MATTEO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 541): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): BLADERUNNER of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 234): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 438): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in JHANS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as BABES is pushed out of top team by ACT OF MALICE, who came from 0th 
with a 2-0-1 this turn.  And let's see, SALLI VOSS fought AMBITIOUS GUARD and gained 
11 points and contributed to MIDDLE WAY 13's 1-1-0.  Due to his absence and inability 
to defend the throne, CATFISH CHIA has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And not without 
some honor, SALLI VOSS now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of JHANS.  Can 
someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do 
dishes at Lucas Lounge until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in JHANS, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALLI VOSS 7340              10   8  0    52       MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CATFISH CHIA 6773            11   2  0    84       BLITZKRIEG (271)
-BLAIN 5907                    9   0  0    80       ACT OF MALICE (257)
-RAKAR 5307                   11   6  1    68       IRON TIGERS (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-APOCALYPSE 6633              10   6  0    63       THE CRAFT (543)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KYRA 7316                     6   1  1    56       BABES (416)
-SERPENT OF OLD 6696           8   4  0    50       THE CRAFT (543)
-DAYCARE DIVA 6722             8   4  0    49       BLITZKRIEG (271)
 MORNGRIM THORTH 5902          7   9  0    41       ACT OF MALICE (257)
-ROYAL DRAGON 6751             6   4  1    41       BLITZKRIEG (271)
-MIRIAM 7320                   5   3  0    37       BABES (416)
-MARY 7336                     4   0  1    36       BABES (416)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHERRY 7335                   3   1  0    31       BABES (416)
-FUNKY COLD MEDINA 7043        3   1  0    30       BLITZKRIEG (271)
 ORVAL RAS 7339                5  13  1    29       MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)
-LISA 7356                     4   0  0    29       BABES (416)
-THE APOSTLE 6781              8   2  0    26       THE CRAFT (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISTORT 7228                  2   0  1    23       ACT OF MALICE (257)
-PINK PANTHER 7065             2   1  0    23       THE CRAFT (543)
-SPYGLASS GUY 7337             0   2  0     6       SEA DOGS (545)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      DISTORT 7228          565  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Serpent of Old -- Euwh!  A snake!  I can't stand snakes. -- Salli Voss

Daycare Diva -- It's like living in a soap opera these days. -- Orval Ras

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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                **********************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

SALLI VOSS devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Title fight.
MORNGRIM THORTH savagely defeated ORVAL RAS in a 2 minute brutal melee.
DISTORT assassinated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute bloody mismatched duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -   3 -  4      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   5 -  1      78  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 565 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SALLI VOSS 7340            10   8  0   52 MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SALLI VOSS 7340.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MORNGRIM THORTH 5902.  The ten other most popular fighters were SALLI VOSS 7340, 
DISTORT 7228, ORVAL RAS 7339,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ORVAL RAS 7339.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DISTORT 7228, SALLI VOSS 7340, MORNGRIM THORTH 5902,  0,  0,  0,  0,  
0,  0, and  0.