DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/14/2008    Duedate: 08/27/2008

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-557

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CONNIE PAKKIT
JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4728) [22-19-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONNIE PAKKIT                  POSITION IS EMPTY
JINDA-BAN (198)                
(38-4728) [22-19-0,115]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIONYSUS                       HEPHAESTUS
OLD SCHOOL (423)               OLD SCHOOL (423)
(38-4764) [10-6-0,97]          (38-4767) [7-9-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLD SCHOOL (423)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOY O'S (388)               26
2. OLD SCHOOL (423)            22      OLD SCHOOL (423)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)             11      Unchartered Team

                                       CHRISTIAN ROCK 20 (426)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLD SCHOOL (423)          47  29  0 61.8   1/ 1 OLD SCHOOL (423)          8  6 0
 2/ 2 BOY O'S (388)            109  87 10 55.6   2/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           8  7 0
 3/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)          506 657 11 43.5   3/ 3 BOY O'S (388)             5  5 2

    '*'   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 603): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 611): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 606): SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 610): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 602): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 593): BLUE MOON of RUN AND HYDE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 592): DANTE FURIOSO of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 566): SALLI VOSS of MIDDLE WAY 13 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 556): CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 491): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 236): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 224): IMMACULATECONCEPTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 441): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 485): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 603): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 611): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 606): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 610): THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 607): BONSUR BABES ROCK (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 602): POSITION IS EMPTY mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 593): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 592): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 566): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 556): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 491): DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 236): RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 224): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 441): GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 200): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 485) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 485): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 607): LEONIDAS of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 606): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 593): MARV JR of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 566): RIREMA of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 249): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (turn 541): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): BLADERUNNER of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 236): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 441): JAGGED SHIV of GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Connie Pakkit, well it looks like we have danced yet again.  May our battle be one
of honor!

                              Cyprian

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, CLIFFHOME?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see HEPHAESTUS win a fight and gain 12 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, HEPHAESTUS 
beat KARTIKAYA and KARTIKAYA lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as CONNIE PAKKIT takes the Title and last week's bar 
tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, 
how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  REDD CORVAIT was challenged more times this turn than 
the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for CLIFFHOME's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of CLIFFHOME.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONNIE PAKKIT 4728           22  19  0   115       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIONYSUS 4764                10   6  0    97       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 CARTER PILLAR 4742           17  17  1    92       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYPRIAN 4763                 14   2  0    88       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 REDD CORVAIT 4760            13   8  0    84       JINDA-BAN (198)
 BENT FENDER 4702              8  46  0    70       JINDA-BAN (198)
 PHERESPUNDUS 4765            10   4  0    69       OLD SCHOOL (423)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEPHAESTUS 4767               7   9  0    46       OLD SCHOOL (423)
-ANGELO 4802                   4   0  0    38       BOY O'S (388)
 KARTIKAYA 4761                8   9  1    34       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VITO 4810                     2   0  1    26       BOY O'S (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RINGO 4807                    2   1  1    18       BOY O'S (388)

'-' 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                      VITO 4810             557  NONE
CARLO 4811              0  1 0 BOY O'S 388          BLACK ORC             557  NONE
THELXIEPIA 4804         2  2 0 OLD SCHOOL 423       RINGO 4807            557   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Carter Pillar -- I live to drink and drink to live! -- Dionysus

Vito -- You took a great axe to the forehead and smiled!  You must be partying with
Dionysus! -- Thelxiepia

Cyprian -- Good fight. -- Carter Pillar

Khalhums Dwarf -- Good fight. -- Redd Corvait

Khalhums Dwarf -- Good fight. -- Connie Pakkit

Dionysus -- Good fight. -- Bent Fender

Hephaestus -- Good fight. -- 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

9 August 2008
All -- We are currently looking for capable manager that will give the Desolate
Empire Alliance a full roster for the Turf War.  We currently have four (4) roster
slots that are open to capable managers without questionable morals.  If interested
for the Turf War, contact:  Lamar Treas-Wilson, Dok Sik, Dok Sik Killas DM 47

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

CARLO was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DIONYSUS bested REDD CORVAIT in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
HEPHAESTUS viciously subdued KARTIKAYA in a popular 4 minute gruesome Challenge match.
THELXIEPIA was dealt death by RINGO in a 1 minute novice's Challenge contest.
CYPRIAN was overpowered by CONNIE PAKKIT in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
BENT FENDER was viciously subdued by PHERESPUNDUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CARTER PILLAR bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a 4 minute veteran's competition.
VITO easily killed PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.

                                    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                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  21 -  2      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  25 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   2 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 557 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     5 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CONNIE PAKKIT 4728         22  19  0  115 JINDA-BAN (198)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIONYSUS 4764              10   6  0   97 OLD SCHOOL (423)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REDD CORVAIT 4760          13   8  0   84 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 HEPHAESTUS 4767.  The ten other most popular fighters were PHERESPUNDUS 4765, 
DIONYSUS 4764, RINGO 4807, CONNIE PAKKIT 4728, VITO 4810, CARLO 4811, REDD CORVAIT 
4760, KARTIKAYA 4761, THELXIEPIA 4804, and CYPRIAN 4763.

The least popular fighter this week was CARTER PILLAR 4742.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BENT FENDER 4702, CYPRIAN 4763, THELXIEPIA 4804, KARTIKAYA 
4761, REDD CORVAIT 4760, CARLO 4811, VITO 4810, CONNIE PAKKIT 4728, RINGO 4807, and 
DIONYSUS 4764.