DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/04/2008    Duedate: 10/31/2008

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-252

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MORI NEB
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
(39-3728) [25-15-2,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MORI NEB                       BART
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           WACKY (450)
(39-3728) [25-15-2,101]        (39-3807) [5-0-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MORI NEB                       MORI NEB
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
(39-3728) [25-15-2,101]        (39-3728) [25-15-2,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WACKY (450)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        13
2. KIWI CONNECTION (449)       11      KIWI CONNECTION (449)
3. WACKY (450)                  4      Unchartered Team
4. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)        0
                                       WACKY (450)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)     27   9  6 75.0   1/ 1*WACKY (450)               8  7 0
 2/ 2*WACKY (450)               20   9  3 69.0   2/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      7  8 0
 3- 3 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    164 119 12 58.0   3/ 3 KIWI CONNECTION (449)     5  4 0
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     269 295 11 47.7   4- 2 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     3  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 606): RECESS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 489): HAND OF GOD of TEAM HAVOK (Kaos, 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 611): CHIOS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 605): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 597): FROO-FROO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 596): KORLAC of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 560): DIONYSUS of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 251): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 544): MOIST TOWELETTE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 459): 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 489): 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 611): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 605): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 597): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 596): DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 570): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 560): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 251): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 544): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 495): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, 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.)
 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  51 TRICORUS (turn 459): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 202): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Jorja said we shouldn't do a column because neither of us has the title, but
pooh on her.  We tied for top slot, so we're going for it.

     I, for instance, defeated that Mighty Duck, D'Urville.  If that doesn't make me
worthy to hold the title, what does?  Well, besides beating Duck a l'Orange, who had
the title last time.  But since he didn't fight (tourney timing, I suppose), here I
am.  Take it or leave it.

                                    Deela Ellis

     Deela's so stuck up!  Just because I defeated a standby, she thinks she's
better.  Ha.  She's such a kid.

                                     Mori Neb

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt XOCHITHLAN will ever be the same.  And let's see, BUNNY fought SAML TYNE and 
gained 7 points and contributed to WACKY's 2-3-0.  And not without some honor, MORI 
NEB now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of XOCHITHLAN.  Can someone confirm 
a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The 
Welcome Wench until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the KIWI CONNECTION 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on XOCHITHLAN, what are you afraid 
of?  And avoiding KIWI CONNECTION more than any other team we find WACKY.  
XOCHITHLAN, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  WHAKAPAPA from 
KIWI CONNECTION took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 26 points in a 
challenge against DEELA ELLIS.  Even though WHAKAPAPA lost the fight, he at least 
came away with a gain of 73 points for challenging on of THE MIDDLE WAY.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Whatever bright future BAT may have had, it's all history now.  The 
manager of WACKY has lost a promising 5-0-0 warrior.  A brave warrior does not carry 
a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well. 
     I like this place, XOCHITHLAN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in XOCHITHLAN, but never good to 
wear out my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my 
pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORI NEB 3728                25  15  2   101       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607         13   7  1   145       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 DEELA ELLIS 3796             12   7  0   100       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEKING DUCK 3632             11   3  0    80       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 WHAKAPAPA 3801               10   2  3    73       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 D'URVILLE 3800                8   4  1    69       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BART 3807                     5   0  0    62       WACKY (450)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RENNOR SIMM 3784             11  11  0    52       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726         4   1  0    50       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 COLLINGWOOD 3798              9   3  2    46       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYOKOR YAHL 3767              7  20  0    41       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUG 3806                      3   3  2    30       WACKY (450)
 BENCH 3805                    3   3  1    28       WACKY (450)
-SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719           4   3  0    25       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 BUNNY 3804                    4   2  0    24       WACKY (450)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAML TYNE 3815                1   3  0     6       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
QUITO RIBBEL 3803       2  2 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 385   BENCH 3805            248  JUST REVENGED
BAT 3808                5  1 0 WACKY 450            HIDDEN ARCHER         252  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

D'Urville -- (smugly)  Good fight. -- Deela Ellis

Whakapapa -- (through gritted teeth)  I am not your papa. -- Rennor Simm
P.S.  I shudder at the thought.

Collingwood -- Eh?  Why would you call a wood?  What would be the point?  Well,
firewood, of course, but besides that? -- Xyokor Yahl

That Rirorni Assassin is pathetic. -- Mori Neb
P.S.  And unsuited to being duelmaster, of course.

Bunny -- I expected you to be smaller than me, with fuzzy ears.  Have to readjust my
notions, eh? -- Saml Tyne

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

WHAKAPAPA was bested by DEELA ELLIS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
MORI NEB viciously subdued ENEMY ARCHER in a exciting 2 minute expert's Title battle.
D'URVILLE vanquished XYOKOR YAHL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BAT was assassinated by HIDDEN ARCHER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
COLLINGWOOD bested BUG in a 2 minute gruesome brawl.
BART overpowered RIRORNI JANISSARY in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
RENNOR SIMM bested BENCH in a popular 1 minute competition.
BUNNY handily defeated SAML TYNE 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   3 -  2      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -   7 -  3      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  11 -  3      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  16 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 252 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MORI NEB 3728              25  15  2  101 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEELA ELLIS 3796           12   7  0  100 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHAKAPAPA 3801             10   2  3   73 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
LUNGING ATTACK   BART 3807                   5   0  0   62 WACKY (450)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MORI NEB 3728.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MORI NEB 3728.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEELA ELLIS 3796, 
COLLINGWOOD 3798, BUG 3806, BART 3807, RENNOR SIMM 3784, WHAKAPAPA 3801, D'URVILLE 
3800, BUNNY 3804, BENCH 3805, and XYOKOR YAHL 3767.

The least popular fighter this week was SAML TYNE 3815.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BAT 3808, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, BENCH 3805, BUNNY 3804, D'URVILLE 3800, 
WHAKAPAPA 3801, RENNOR SIMM 3784, BART 3807, BUG 3806, and COLLINGWOOD 3798.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MORI NEB (39-3728) THE MIDDLE WAY (385)