DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/06/2008    Duedate: 11/19/2008

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-571

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KYRA
BABES (416)
(36-7316) [12-1-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KYRA                           POSITION IS EMPTY
BABES (416)                    
(36-7316) [12-1-1,104]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALLI VOSS                     KYRA
MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)            BABES (416)
(36-7340) [13-11-0,76]         (36-7316) [12-1-1,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BABES (416)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BABES (416)                 28
2. MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)          6      BABES (416)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       SATAN'S KINGDOM (536)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 BABES (416)              340 292 16 53.8   1/ 1 BABES (416)              12  1 0
 2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)       33  44  1 42.9   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)       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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 609): JETSAM of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 491): HAND OF GOD of TEAM HAVOK (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 617): KORNIC BLAZE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 612): TINY TOES of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 615): BIMBETTE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 613): LONG BEACH LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 608): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 599): TOE PUPPET of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 598): KORLAC of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 562): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 546): MOIST TOWELETTE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 497): VARGOI of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 239): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 227): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 447): WOLF RIDER of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 203): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 491): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 609): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 491): TEAM HAVOK (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 617): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 612): TEAM CHAOS ELITE (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 615): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 613): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 608): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 599): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 598): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 562): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 546): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 497): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 239): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 227): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 447): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 203): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 491) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 608): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 617): KORNIC BLAZE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 613): LONG BEACH LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 607): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 598): DICK TATER of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 598): KORLAC of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
               (turn 597): DANTE FURIOSO of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 561): DIONYSUS of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
                              CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 546): MOIST TOWELETTE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 447): WOLF RIDER of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JHANS this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, LISA fought RIRORNI SPY and gained 
10 points and contributed to BABES' 4-0-0.  Defending hers title for another turn, 
KYRA kept MIDDLE WAY 13's warrior, SALLI VOSS, from claiming the throne.  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?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  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.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in JHANS and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in JHANS again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KYRA 7316                    12   1  1   104       BABES (416)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARY 7336                    10   0  1    84       BABES (416)
 SALLI VOSS 7340              13  11  0    76       MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)
-RAKAR 5307                   11   6  1    68       IRON TIGERS (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LISA 7356                     8   1  0    64       BABES (416)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIRIAM 7320                  10   4  0    55       BABES (416)
-SHERRY 7335                   5   1  0    53       BABES (416)
 ORVAL RAS 7339                5  19  1    35       MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

8 October 2008
Hail Alastarians!
     Allow me to introduce myself.  I am Vanek, manager of the Warmasters in the No-
Tourney arena of Shadowspire.  I come to you with a public service announcement.
Some of you may already be aware of Shadowspire and some of you may not realize what
exactly you're missing.  This isn't your average arena.  This is Shadowspire, a large
and very active arena where role-playing is encouraged; many managers are active both
the personal ads and the D2 forums online, and excitement reigns with many grudge
matches from turn to turn.
     If you haven't checked arena 81 out, I urge you to do so.  After returning to
the game almost 2 years ago, after a 15+ year hiatus, I was looking to try and
recapture the magic of the game I remembered from my youth.  After finding my first
two arenas lacking, I almost quit the game again.  That was until I found the newly
opening Shadowspire.  It was here that I found the magic and excitement that I
remembered.  I truly love this arena and am sure you will too if given a chance.
Rookie or experienced veteran, it matters not.  Both have come together here to
successfully make an arena with plenty of competition to challenge the vets, yet with
the no tourney format, friendly enough for the novices to get their feet wet and
learn (or relearn) the game.  When I say that even novices can find success here, I
speak from personal experience.  I still consider myself a "newbie" to the game but
have found plenty of success with my first two Duelmaster titles and two ADM
graduates to date.
     I encourage you all to check out the D2 forums at www.reality.com/duel2/ and
look over both the Shadowspire newsletter and DM-81 forum section at the bottom of
the page.  The forum banter and personal ads help to clearly show that the "old
school" feel for the game is still alive and well here in Shadowspire.
     Also, if you're a former Shadowspire manager who is currently away, I encourage
you to return and help continue to make this one of the most entertaining arenas in
the game today!
     I hope to see many new faces in the near future and am excited to see the return
of some of the old faces whom have been away!
     Sincerely,
          Vanek

8 October 2008
After 17 long years they are finally cutting the Cowboy loose.  Red & stinging, my
hand is now sufficiently slapped.  The state of Texas' boot print is stamped across
my ***... Uncle Damnit!  I am only 34 (think about it...) so plenty of time to
reinvent myself...prospects are great.  After wading through the culture shock I hope
to be amongst you soon, dishing out paper "w"itch slaps and taking my share of them
from you.  See you @ the Winter face '09?  Only time will tell.  Good luck. --
CFH/Rat Salad, 5 Below Zero and an assortment of other underachieving thugs.
P.S.  Contact info coming soon for those who want it; email and all that other fun
sh...stuff.  *grin*  Sorry Ed.

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

KYRA viciously subdued SALLI VOSS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome Title fight.
MARY subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 1 minute gory melee.
LISA vanquished RIRORNI SPY in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
ORVAL RAS was overpowered by MIRIAM in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   0 -  2     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -   4 -  0      86  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -  10 -  0       9  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 571 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     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KYRA 7316                  12   1  1  104 BABES (416)
WALL OF STEEL    SALLI VOSS 7340            13  11  0   76 MIDDLE WAY 13 (610)
SLASHING ATTACK  LISA 7356                   8   1  0   64 BABES (416)
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 KYRA 7316.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARY 7336, LISA 7356, MIRIAM 
7320, SALLI VOSS 7340, ORVAL RAS 7339,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ORVAL RAS 7339.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SALLI VOSS 7340, MIRIAM 7320, LISA 7356, MARY 7336, KYRA 7316,  0,  0,  
0,  0, and  0.