DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-555

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CYPRIAN
OLD SCHOOL (423)
(38-4763) [13-1-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CYPRIAN                        POSITION IS EMPTY
OLD SCHOOL (423)               
(38-4763) [13-1-0,100]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIONYSUS                       DIONYSUS
OLD SCHOOL (423)               OLD SCHOOL (423)
(38-4764) [8-6-0,65]           (38-4764) [8-6-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLD SCHOOL (423)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JINDA-BAN (198)             28
2. OLD SCHOOL (423)            15      OLD SCHOOL (423)
3. BOY O'S (388)                6      Unchartered Team
4. UNGRATEFUL DEAD (62)         0
                                       BLIND FURRY (187)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLD SCHOOL (423)          41  25  0 62.1   1/ 3 OLD SCHOOL (423)          8  5 0
 2/ 2 BOY O'S (388)            105  85  8 55.3   2/ 1 BOY O'S (388)             7  6 0
 3/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)          501 652 11 43.5   3/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  8 0
 4- 4*UNGRATEFUL DEAD (62)       0   1  0  0.0   4- 4*UNGRATEFUL DEAD (62)      0  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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     As a parting gift, Matteo, the title was a true winner.  Too bad I didn't take
it on a win!  But such is life.

                                   Connie Pakkit

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
CLIFFHOME.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Say 
good-bye to BOY O'S, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the OLD 
SCHOOL stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for BENT FENDER, who flew up 17 points in 
the rankings after mashing COSMO like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was COSMO, who dropped 11 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with BENT FENDER.  It's a proud day for the OLD 
SCHOOL stable, as their warrior, CYPRIAN, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Can you 
believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the CLIFFHOME arena.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in CLIFFHOME have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYPRIAN 4763                 13   1  0   100       OLD SCHOOL (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONNIE PAKKIT 4728           20  19  0    88       JINDA-BAN (198)
 CARTER PILLAR 4742           16  16  1    86       JINDA-BAN (198)
 BENT FENDER 4702              8  44  0    84       JINDA-BAN (198)
 REDD CORVAIT 4760            12   7  0    82       JINDA-BAN (198)
 COSMO 4759                    8   5  1    73       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIONYSUS 4764                 8   6  0    65       OLD SCHOOL (423)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PHERESPUNDUS 4765             8   4  0    55       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 HEPHAESTUS 4767               6   8  0    43       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 ANGELO 4802                   4   0  0    38       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARTIKAYA 4761                7   8  1    30       JINDA-BAN (198)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THELXIEPIA 4804               2   0  0    20       OLD SCHOOL (423)
-DEAD-ZORRO 484                0   1  0     1       UNGRATEFUL DEAD (62)
 RINGO 4807                    0   1  0     1       BOY O'S (388)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HUGO 4805               0  1 0 BOY O'S 388          STONE GOLEM           555  NONE
HECANTONCHIRE 4790      1  3 0 OLD SCHOOL 423       KARTIKAYA 4761        552  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bent Fender -- Damn Skippy! -- Dionysus

Redd Corvait -- Try out Cyprian! -- Pherespundus

Kartikaya -- Said and done! -- Dionysus

Carter Piller -- Stacks of parchment, known as a novel! -- Cyprian

Cyprian -- You just wanted to show off your height and the way it affects what kind
of clothing you can almost-wear.  Some of us don't need to use that kind of tricks.
-- Redd Corvait

Venomous Concubine.  Oh, dear.  So alarming.  (yawn) -- Carter Pillar

Hephaestus -- Okay!  I won, I get to name the forfeit.  You're a hotshot blacksmith,
you can FIX the dents for me. -- Bent Fender

Pherespundus -- Bah.  Those grapes were sour anyway. -- Kartikaya

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

HUGO was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
CONNIE PAKKIT was savagely defeated by CYPRIAN in a 3 minute one-sided Title melee.
REDD CORVAIT devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
COSMO was luckily beaten by BENT FENDER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
CARTER PILLAR unbelievably bested DIONYSUS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brutal fight.
HEPHAESTUS was bested by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute gory competition.
ANGELO viciously subdued KARTIKAYA in a 3 minute beginner vs. expert upset melee.
THELXIEPIA vanquished RINGO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  24 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  25 -  2      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 555 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CYPRIAN 4763               13   1  0  100 OLD SCHOOL (423)
TOTAL PARRY      CONNIE PAKKIT 4728         20  19  0   88 JINDA-BAN (198)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REDD CORVAIT 4760          12   7  0   82 JINDA-BAN (198)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DIONYSUS 4764.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DIONYSUS 4764.  The ten other most popular fighters were COSMO 4759, HUGO 4805, 
CYPRIAN 4763, ANGELO 4802, HEPHAESTUS 4767, REDD CORVAIT 4760, BENT FENDER 4702, 
CONNIE PAKKIT 4728, CARTER PILLAR 4742, and THELXIEPIA 4804.

The least popular fighter this week was RINGO 4807.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KARTIKAYA 4761, THELXIEPIA 4804, CARTER PILLAR 4742, CONNIE PAKKIT 
4728, BENT FENDER 4702, REDD CORVAIT 4760, HEPHAESTUS 4767, ANGELO 4802, CYPRIAN 
4763, and HUGO 4805.