DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/03/2013    Duedate: 10/16/2013

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-693

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ONE MIC
STILLMATIC (630)
(36-7580) [16-0-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ONE MIC                        POSITION IS EMPTY
STILLMATIC (630)               
(36-7580) [16-0-0,134]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ONE MIC                        ONE MIC
STILLMATIC (630)               STILLMATIC (630)
(36-7580) [16-0-0,134]         (36-7580) [16-0-0,134]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STILLMATIC (630)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)      34
2. MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)         26      STILLMATIC (630)
3. STILLMATIC (630)             3      Unchartered Team
4. MEDAL OF HONOR J11 (637)   -27
                                       FOOD COURT (547)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 STILLMATIC (630)          69  31  4 69.0   1/ 2 STILLMATIC (630)          7  2 1
 2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR J11 (637)  22  14  4 61.1   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)       7  8 0
 3/ 3 DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)    24  21  0 53.3   3/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR J11 (637)  5  4 1
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)      283 361  9 43.9   4/ 4 DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)    3  5 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 737): S... MC of RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 619): CUTPURSE of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 742): DAVID CONE of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 714): QUEEN OF COOL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 738): SAIRY WELLS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 733): DOVAHKIIN of SKYRIM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 741): MAULI LAMA of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 726): 2012 of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 727): AGENT OF BRUTALITY of EXTREME AGGRESSION (Var, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 726): SUZY Q of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 692): ONE MIC of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 681): ZINA of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 316): PEKING DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 674): VEAL CHOP of VENETIAN CINQUE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 625): WACHICHU of AMAZONS (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): DESERT PEARL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 571): SUBWAY of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 267): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 619): CRYSOPRASE of ILLFANG PACT (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 737): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 619): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 742): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 714): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 738): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 733): BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 741): TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 726): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 727): STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 726): THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 692): MEDAL OF HONOR J11 (The Anarcist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 681): ONE TOO MANY (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 316): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 674): DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 625): WILDCATS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): SNARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 571): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 267): NL CENTRAL (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 619) BRUTAL LEGION et al (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 742): DAVID CONE of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 740): DREMMEL of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 691): BUNCH OF BULLETS of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 681): ZINA of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)

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THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!
          THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!

     Gather your alliance-mates and friends.  Prepare your warriors and teams.  Turf
War NINE (TW9) is beginning the mid-Feb 2014 turn right after the winter Face in DM47
North Fork (currently MAMBOLAND).
     Alliances -- 2 to 4 teams
     Cost      -- two Rollup CERTS
     Prizes    -- certs, potions, honor & glory
     Length    -- 10 turns
     Moderators -- same old Oz and Master Darque

Rules, including details, are below.
.....................................................................................
                                 *TURF WAR 9 RULES*

Starting Mid-Feb 2014 (10 turns)
Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

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 Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
     2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
     3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
     1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance.  The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participant's
declaration.  (Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent lack of
Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation in the Turf War.)
     2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
     3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
     1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Unless already
submitted by Captain.  Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the
winning pool of prizes.)
     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 or Chatzy will not be accepted.
         a.  No scores will be tabulated until two RSI Gift Certificates are
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  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 in the same or
subsequent newsletter by the alliance Captain they will represent.
         c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams or
aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
         d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not properly
declare or get captain confirmation 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 score 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 3 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.  (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
Team Points
    a.  Fights made: (includes DA fights)
1 = 0 points
2 = 0 points
3 = 1 point
4 = 3 points
5 = 5 points
     b.  Wins earned;
1 = 1 point
2 = 3 points
3 = 6 points
4 = 10 points
5 = 15 points
     c.  Champion win = 3 additional points 
     d.  Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)
     e.  Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points
         (If ties, points are split 2/2, 1/1/1, 1/1/1/1, no points if 5+ tie)

Alliance Points (Rounds 1 through 5)
     a. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 3 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9
     b. Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points (if still
tied after that, no points awarded).
Alliance Points (Rounds 6 through 10 as alliance point scoring doubles)
     c. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 6 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 12 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 18
     d. Alliance with most wins per that round = 10 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points if still
tied after that, no points awarded).

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
It is to the team's/alliance's advantage that you do so.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior or the Dark Arena,
may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
same turn.  (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death or
death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a team
at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)

Downchallenges:
     1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior with lesser
recognition points.
     2.  No challenge or bloodfeud by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     3.  No challenge of the Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     4.  Bloodfeuds against warriors with lesser recognition are deemed
downchallenges.

Tournament Considerations:
     1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of recognition for North Fork.
     2.  It is an opportunity to gain skills and preferred challenging within the Turf War.

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 four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance for
the Turf War VII. The minimum is two (2).
     4.  The Dark Arena may be used at any time without penalty.
     5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the arena
is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by the
gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked to
desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  All prizes, except the
Endu award listed below, and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be awarded to the
Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  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.

All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance.     

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
     1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
     2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
     3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
     4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47, no more than two skills per
warrior.
     5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual 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) (Endu award)
     6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI.  The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

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 or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them carefully noting the following concepts/changes:
1. simpler scoring based primarily on wins and fight participation
2. DA is treated as simply another fight
3. Down-challenging is penalized
4. no emphasis/scoring on kills
5. 10 rounds

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JHANS games.  Former top team MEDAL OF HONOR J11 was 
unseated this week as STILLMATIC moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 1-0-0 record for the round.  TAISHI CI caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested SSG 8 and was awarded 17 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, TAISHI CI put down SSG 8, causing him to 
lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  Although JONZ KLEE made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious ONE MIC.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  SSG 8 must hold silent, for this week he was humbled in the arena 
by a successful Bloodfeud won by TAISHI CI of DYNASTY WARRIORS.  Hail TAISHI CI for 
thy victory!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is 
sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in JHANS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, 
indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await 
me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONE MIC 7580                 16   0  0   134       STILLMATIC (630)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE FLYEST 7549              16   5  1   105       STILLMATIC (630)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JONZ KLEE 7574               14  32  0    85       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
 ORVAL PAYNE 7582             10  32  1    70       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DALLAS HILLARY 7637           7   3  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAO CAO 7112                  8   5  0    53       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
 TAISHI CI 7114                7   5  0    50       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
 SSG 8 7634                    4   5  2    41       MEDAL OF HONOR J11 (637)
 PRIVATE 2 7654                5   1  0    37       MEDAL OF HONOR J11 (637)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOOD POLITICS 7624            2   0  0    29       STILLMATIC (630)
-PRIVATE 1 7650                3   1  0    26       MEDAL OF HONOR J11 (637)
 PRIVATE 3 7655                3   2  0    26       MEDAL OF HONOR J11 (637)
 JONSON ORLES 7656             2   4  0    26       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ITHACA NOVUM 7648             4   4  0    22       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
-SGT 1 7632                    2   0  0    15       MEDAL OF HONOR J11 (637)
-GUAN YU 7113                  2   2  0     9       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
-PANG DE 7115                  2   2  0     9       DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOB 7663                0  1 0 DYNASTY WARRIORS 600 SPYMASTER             693  NONE
DONG ZHUO 7111          5  6 0 DYNASTY WARRIORS 600 SSG 8 7634            692  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Three-two?  I'm amazed at us.  True, two of the wins were over standbys, which is
better than LOSING to the standbys, but... the third win, curse it, was Dallas over a
managed warrior.  We do NOT need that.  She'll be insufferable. -- Orval Payne

     The Fall Mail-In Tourney is DUE on the 30th of October and will run on November
     2nd.  Turns received later than the 30th may not get input.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOB was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ONE MIC viciously subdued JONZ KLEE in a exciting 2 minute gory expert's Title battle.
ORVAL PAYNE lost to M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
SSG 8 was defeated by TAISHI CI in a 2 minute fight.
PRIVATE 2 was demolished by DALLAS HILLARY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CAO CAO vanquished PRIVATE 3 in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
JONSON ORLES devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ITHACA NOVUM handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        17 -   5 -  3      77  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  12 -  2      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  27 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 693 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ONE MIC 7580               16   0  0  134 STILLMATIC (630)
STRIKING ATTACK  DALLAS HILLARY 7637         7   3  0   66 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
AIMED BLOW       CAO CAO 7112                8   5  0   53 DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
WALL OF STEEL    TAISHI CI 7114              7   5  0   50 DYNASTY WARRIORS (600)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ONE MIC 7580.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ONE MIC 7580.  The ten other most popular fighters were SSG 8 7634, CAO CAO 7112, 
JONZ KLEE 7574, TAISHI CI 7114, DALLAS HILLARY 7637, JONSON ORLES 7656, ORVAL PAYNE 
7582, ITHACA NOVUM 7648, BOB 7663, and PRIVATE 2 7654.

The least popular fighter this week was PRIVATE 3 7655.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PRIVATE 2 7654, BOB 7663, ITHACA NOVUM 7648, ORVAL PAYNE 7582, JONSON 
ORLES 7656, DALLAS HILLARY 7637, TAISHI CI 7114, JONZ KLEE 7574, CAO CAO 7112, and 
SSG 8 7634.