DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/25/2008    Duedate: 10/08/2008

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-560

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DIONYSUS
OLD SCHOOL (423)
(38-4764) [13-6-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DIONYSUS                       GURU GNU
OLD SCHOOL (423)               HILLTOP GURUS (424)
(38-4764) [13-6-0,127]         (38-4784) [2-0-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIONYSUS                       DIONYSUS
OLD SCHOOL (423)               OLD SCHOOL (423)
(38-4764) [13-6-0,127]         (38-4764) [13-6-0,127]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLD SCHOOL (423)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HILLTOP GURUS (424)         13
2. OLD SCHOOL (423)            11      OLD SCHOOL (423)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)             10      Unchartered Team
4. BOY O'S (388)                9
                                       HILLTOP GURUS (424)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*HILLTOP GURUS (424)        6   0  0  100   1/ 1 OLD SCHOOL (423)         10  5 0
 2/ 2 OLD SCHOOL (423)          57  34  0 62.6   2/ 4*HILLTOP GURUS (424)       6  0 0
 3/ 3 BOY O'S (388)            112  95 10 54.1   3/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           6  9 0
 4/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)          512 666 11 43.5   4/ 3 BOY O'S (388)             3  8 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 606): RECESS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 488): DOLOVOR of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 614): LAMERIDHOR SKO of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 609): SLINKY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 613): AGNAR of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 610): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 605): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 596): PAPA ROTZI of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 595): KORLAC of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 569): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 559): DIONYSUS of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 251): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 543): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 494): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 238): RAVENZ of RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 226): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 444): RUSSIAN BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 488): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 488): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 614): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 609): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 613): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 610): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 605): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 596): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 595): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 569): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 559): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 251): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 543): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 494): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 238): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 226): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 444): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 488) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 488): DOLOVOR of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 614): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
              (turn 613): MARY JANE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 608): TIFFINAL of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
                           SASHA of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 610): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
               (turn 609): N'ORLEANS NORA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 596): PAPA ROTZI of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                (turn 595): JB BLAH of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 594): KNOTHANDLER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 542): CHEESY SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for CLIFFHOME.  MVP award for REDD CORVAIT?  
JINDA-BAN's proud of her after beating KUNG-FU MASTER and getting 11 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  HAPEXAMENDIES' match with SCARLET MONK cost him a loss of 10 
points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  DIONYSUS stopped CONNIE PAKKIT dead 
in hers tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said CLIFFHOME's Duelmaster was paying for 
drinks at The Choking Ogre?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of OLD SCHOOL must be 
getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I 
don't?  Is there some deep dark secret why BOY O'S' been avoiding OLD SCHOOL so much? 
Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can OLD SCHOOL's HAPEXAMENDIES be more 
popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  CLIFFHOME is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby 
Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIONYSUS 4764                13   6  0   127       OLD SCHOOL (423)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYPRIAN 4763                 16   3  0   104       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 CONNIE PAKKIT 4728           23  21  0    96       JINDA-BAN (198)
 CARTER PILLAR 4742           18  19  1    94       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHERESPUNDUS 4765            13   4  0    88       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 REDD CORVAIT 4760            14  10  0    80       JINDA-BAN (198)
 BENT FENDER 4702              8  49  0    73       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARTIKAYA 4761               11   9  1    53       JINDA-BAN (198)
 HEPHAESTUS 4767               8  11  0    43       OLD SCHOOL (423)
-ANGELO 4802                   4   0  0    38       BOY O'S (388)
-VITO 4810                     3   1  1    34       BOY O'S (388)
 GURU GNU 4784                 2   0  0    34       HILLTOP GURUS (424)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOGOS 4781                    2   0  0    16       HILLTOP GURUS (424)
 SCARLET MONK 4780             2   0  0    16       HILLTOP GURUS (424)
 RINGO 4807                    2   4  1    11       BOY O'S (388)
 HAPEXAMENDIES 4812            1   2  0     6       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 ROMEO 4813                    1   2  0     5       BOY O'S (388)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PAOLO 4809              1  2 0 BOY O'S 388          SPYMASTER             560  NONE
THELXIEPIA 4804         2  2 0 OLD SCHOOL 423       RINGO 4807            557  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cliffhome -- When I needed a place to locate a team called the Hilltop Gurus, somehow
the city of Cliffhome seemed a perfect fit.  So here they are.  No, they won't fight
five every turn as their first go-around indicated.  But nor are they just a tourney
team.  In fact, only one of the three has even seen a tournament at this point.  We
hope to enjoy the city for as long as we are able to remain. -- Nomad and the Hilltop
Gurus

Romeo -- I do feel bad about that matchup for you.  But don't take it too hard.  One
must learn to live with disappointments lest they do something rash. -- Guru Gnu

Ringo -- I'm sure you've never heard this one before...but you beat on me like I was
a drum!  But honestly, that was about as ugly as a fight can get.  I didn't think I
could get anything right out there.  And yet I won.  How'd you let that happen?  I
can see no reason in it. -- Logos

Paolo -- Close, but you will have to bring more to the table to bring me low than
that. -- Scarlet Monk

Cyprian -- Bah, I know what you're up to.  I read the book.  You want to BURN the
books of POWER!  Can't have that. -- Redd Corvait
P.S.  Not that *I* have any use for the Books of Power, but it's the principle of the
thing.
P.P.S.  Unfortunately, I got so caught up in the principle, I didn't pay enough
attention to the practice.  Damn.  Gotta watch that.

Pherespundus -- Gods, it just gets worse and WORSE!  I thought the fender might be a
problem, but the BRAKES locked up on me!  What can you do, eh?  Call the tow truck
and hope for the best. -- Bent Fender

Hephaestus -- Okay, see?  Two skills taught.  I CAN TOO be generous in victory. --
Kartikaya, poor winner

Hey!  What IS it with this editorializing epithets, anyway?  I think my manager has
it in for me. -- Kartikaya

Dionysus -- Go, man.  Wine, women, and victory, way to go. -- Carter Pillar
P.S.  Actually, I'm more interested in something I can get my blade into and shove
around.

Convicted Assassin?  Pathetic. -- Connie Pakkit

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

PAOLO was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DIONYSUS viciously subdued CONNIE PAKKIT in a exciting 4 minute gruesome Title duel.
CYPRIAN savagely defeated CARTER PILLAR in a action packed 2 minute bloody fight.
PHERESPUNDUS viciously subdued BENT FENDER in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
REDD CORVAIT devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
KARTIKAYA luckily beat HEPHAESTUS in a exciting 3 minute bloody struggle.
GURU GNU handily defeated RINGO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SCARLET MONK outwaited HAPEXAMENDIES in a crowd boring 16 minute beginner's duel.
LOGOS defeated ROMEO in a popular 3 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  25 -  2      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  23 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 560 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     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  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              13   6  0  127 OLD SCHOOL (423)
TOTAL PARRY      CONNIE PAKKIT 4728         23  21  0   96 JINDA-BAN (198)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REDD CORVAIT 4760          14  10  0   80 JINDA-BAN (198)
STRIKING ATTACK  GURU GNU 4784               2   0  0   34 HILLTOP GURUS (424)
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 HEPHAESTUS 4767, CYPRIAN 
4763, ROMEO 4813, PHERESPUNDUS 4765, REDD CORVAIT 4760, KARTIKAYA 4761, GURU GNU 
4784, CARTER PILLAR 4742, LOGOS 4781, and PAOLO 4809.

The least popular fighter this week was SCARLET MONK 4780.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HAPEXAMENDIES 4812, RINGO 4807, BENT FENDER 4702, CONNIE PAKKIT 
4728, PAOLO 4809, LOGOS 4781, CARTER PILLAR 4742, GURU GNU 4784, KARTIKAYA 4761, and 
REDD CORVAIT 4760.