DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/11/2008    Duedate: 09/24/2008

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-559

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DIONYSUS
OLD SCHOOL (423)
(38-4764) [12-6-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DIONYSUS                       GURU GNU
OLD SCHOOL (423)               HILLTOP GURUS (424)
(38-4764) [12-6-0,118]         (38-4784) [1-0-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIONYSUS                       HEPHAESTUS
OLD SCHOOL (423)               OLD SCHOOL (423)
(38-4764) [12-6-0,118]         (38-4767) [8-10-0,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLD SCHOOL (423)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HILLTOP GURUS (424)         53
2. OLD SCHOOL (423)            28      OLD SCHOOL (423)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)              9      Unchartered Team
4. BOY O'S (388)              -12
                                       HILLTOP GURUS (424)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*HILLTOP GURUS (424)        3   0  0  100   1/ 1 OLD SCHOOL (423)         10  5 0
 2/ 1 OLD SCHOOL (423)          54  32  0 62.8   2/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           6  9 0
 3/ 2 BOY O'S (388)            112  92 10 54.9   3/ 3 BOY O'S (388)             5  6 2
 4/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)          510 663 11 43.5   4/ 0*HILLTOP GURUS (424)       3  0 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 605): JETSAM of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 487): DOLOVOR of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 613): LAMERIDHOR SKO of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 609): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 608): TIFFINAL of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 612): MICHELIN of THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 609): LONG BEACH LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 604): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 595): JB BLAH of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 594): KNOTHANDLER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 568): SALLI VOSS of MIDDLE WAY 13 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 558): DIONYSUS of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 250): 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 493): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 237): BLACKHAWKZ of RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 225): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 443): WOLF RIDER of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 201): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 487): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 605): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 487): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 613): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 609): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 608): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 612): THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 609): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 604): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 595): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 594): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 568): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 558): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 250): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 493): DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 237): RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 225): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 443): GRIM OBITUARY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 201): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 487) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 613): MARY JANE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
              (turn 612): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                          GRUNT of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 608): TIFFINAL of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
                           SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 611): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 609): N'ORLEANS NORA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 608): ERASMUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 595): JB BLAH of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                (turn 594): SHEWISH WHALER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 594): KNOTHANDLER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, 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 492): FEAR OF THE DARK of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
                             VOICES IN MY HEAD of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 236): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
CLIFFHOME brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  I can just hear all the boasts 
coming in HILLTOP GURUS' next personal ads.  Their first turn they went 3-0-0.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see GURU GNU win a fight and gain 29 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, KARTIKAYA beat HEPHAESTUS and HEPHAESTUS lost 9 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, CLIFFHOME may be getting 
bland, as DIONYSUS stays top dog in the city.  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.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, BENT FENDER was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  And we have 
CYPRIAN in a challenge, going down 15 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought 
CYPRIAN showed great skill and promise when she beat REDD CORVAIT.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in CLIFFHOME to get a drink than The Choking 
Ogre!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIONYSUS 4764                12   6  0   118       OLD SCHOOL (423)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONNIE PAKKIT 4728           23  20  0    98       JINDA-BAN (198)
 CARTER PILLAR 4742           18  18  1    97       JINDA-BAN (198)
 CYPRIAN 4763                 15   3  0    95       OLD SCHOOL (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHERESPUNDUS 4765            12   4  0    86       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 BENT FENDER 4702              8  48  0    72       JINDA-BAN (198)
 REDD CORVAIT 4760            13  10  0    69       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARTIKAYA 4761               10   9  1    50       JINDA-BAN (198)
 HEPHAESTUS 4767               8  10  0    42       OLD SCHOOL (423)
-ANGELO 4802                   4   0  0    38       BOY O'S (388)
 VITO 4810                     3   1  1    34       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GURU GNU 4784                 1   0  0    29       HILLTOP GURUS (424)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAPEXAMENDIES 4812            1   1  0    16       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 LOGOS 4781                    1   0  0    13       HILLTOP GURUS (424)
 SCARLET MONK 4780             1   0  0    11       HILLTOP GURUS (424)
 RINGO 4807                    2   3  1    10       BOY O'S (388)
 PAOLO 4809                    1   1  0     4       BOY O'S (388)
 ROMEO 4813                    1   1  0     4       BOY O'S (388)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THELXIEPIA 4804         2  2 0 OLD SCHOOL 423       RINGO 4807            557  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ah, Dionysus, your turn, eh?  Wear it in good health and all that.  Not that
gladiators are much prone to bad health, even those who drink like stinkers between
fight days.  Amazing.  I figure it must be something in the water. -- Connie Pakkit

P.S.  Too bad it doesn't also prevent or cure hangovers, it would make our guildhouse
more peaceful on the mornings after the nights before.  Some of my teammates are not
moderate either in their drinking or their groaning.  Idiots, basically.

Cyprian -- I don't know where Connie gets off calling you "skinny."  You're slim and
lissome, if you ask me.  It's a joy to watch you move.  Not that I could let you win
the fight, there are contractual obligations at stake there.  But it prompts me to
offer to buy you a drink. -- Carter Pillar
P.S.  Or chocolates.  Whatever does it for you.

Kung-Fu Master.  Damn.  He likes to put his hands EVERYWHERE, and they're COLD.
Plus, he's a tease.  What else can I call it?  He offered me a chance to surrender in
the fourth line, and then proceeded to break both my arms before I could get my mouth
open to accept it. -- Redd Corvait the Seriously Annoyed

Pherespundus -- I figure with a name like that, you deserve the win. -- Bent Fender

Vito -- You can SNEAK in and take me by surprise, no way I can stop you on that.
BUT, you're rusty and inexperienced and I won.  Live with it. -- Kartikaya, not
generous in victory

Jorja -- Hey!  What's the deal with this editorializing?  I can be generous.  I'd've
taught Vito lots of skills, if he'd been paying attention. -- Kartikaya

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

CYPRIAN devastated REDD CORVAIT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PHERESPUNDUS viciously subdued BENT FENDER in a 4 minute Challenge battle.
HEPHAESTUS was luckily beaten by KARTIKAYA in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
DIONYSUS savagely defeated CARTER PILLAR in a exciting 4 minute bloody Title fight.
CONNIE PAKKIT devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
VITO devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HAPEXAMENDIES handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute uneven fight.
ROMEO was vanquished by GURU GNU in a 1 minute uneven duel.
RINGO was unbelievably bested by LOGOS in a 4 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
PAOLO was luckily beaten by SCARLET MONK in a 3 minute gruesome novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  23 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  23 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 559 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:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DIONYSUS 4764              12   6  0  118 OLD SCHOOL (423)
TOTAL PARRY      CONNIE PAKKIT 4728         23  20  0   98 JINDA-BAN (198)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REDD CORVAIT 4760          13  10  0   69 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 DIONYSUS 4764, 
PHERESPUNDUS 4765, RINGO 4807, PAOLO 4809, CYPRIAN 4763, KARTIKAYA 4761, CONNIE 
PAKKIT 4728, VITO 4810, GURU GNU 4784, and SCARLET MONK 4780.

The least popular fighter this week was LOGOS 4781.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROMEO 4813, HAPEXAMENDIES 4812, BENT FENDER 4702, REDD CORVAIT 4760, 
CARTER PILLAR 4742, SCARLET MONK 4780, GURU GNU 4784, VITO 4810, CONNIE PAKKIT 4728, 
and KARTIKAYA 4761.