DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/10/2010    Duedate: 08/06/2010

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-275

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RATA
KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3844) [11-3-1,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RATA                           MERCY-DEPARTED
KIWI CONNECTION (449)          FEAR FACTORY (455)
(39-3844) [11-3-1,128]         (39-3837) [1-3-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KAHR, JACK                     MERCY-DEPARTED
CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)         FEAR FACTORY (455)
(39-3637) [22-16-1,107]        (39-3837) [1-3-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KIWI CONNECTION (449)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        31
2. KIWI CONNECTION (449)       28      KIWI CONNECTION (449)
3. FEAR FACTORY (455)           3      Unchartered Team
4. CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)       1
5. OBVIOUS (452)                0      FEAR FACTORY (455)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)    105  40 10 72.4   1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)    11  4 0
 2/ 2 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)   232 146 10 61.4   2/ 2 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)    7  3 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     315 361 11 46.6   3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      5 10 0
 4/ 4*FEAR FACTORY (455)         1   3  0 25.0   4/ 5*FEAR FACTORY (455)        0  2 0
 5- 5*OBVIOUS (452)              0   2  0  0.0   5- 4*OBVIOUS (452)             0  2 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 653): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 535): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 659): PERFECT DRUG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 630): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 654): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 649): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 257): SUZIE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 642): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 643): STEELEY SHADOW of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 642): ANGEL of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 610): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 274): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 590): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 541): SAARVEGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 258): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 249): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 487): JIMEMMA LOCA of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 225): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 535): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 653): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 535): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 659): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 630): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 654): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 649): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 657): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 642): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 643): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 642): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 610): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 274): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 590): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 541): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 258): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 249): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 487): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 225): STATES (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 535) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 653): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 658): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 653): MOSQUITO of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 641): STOWAWAY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 641): MORBID CRUSADER of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for SAML TYNE, who flew up 19 points in the rankings after mashing WOXTON 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk 
out on the sands.  WOXTON was beat by SAML TYNE and drops 17 points.  Well, 
everybody's pal RATA moved hers record to 11-3-1 by defeating MS D. MEENER in the 
Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 13 recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never 
force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the XOCHITHLAN arena.  And 
who is this PAT RISIDE you ask, with 22 points and a 4-2-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I 
could tell!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time I'm on this 
circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RATA 3844                    11   3  1   128       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAHR, JACK 3637              22  16  1   107       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 IPSWICH 3839                 13   6  0    96       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MS D. MEENER 3696            17   9  0    85       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 ASQUITH 3843                 11   6  1    82       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 XYOKOR YAHL 3767             14  36  0    78       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASSEY 3848                   7   2  1    62       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 SAML TYNE 3815                9  18  0    61       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FALLON GRIMM 3847             8   5  0    50       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 WOXTON 3859                   4   2  0    39       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 TIMOR UNRED 3842              9   9  0    38       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUITA ROSALA 3846             7   6  0    31       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAT RISIDE 3856               4   2  0    22       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 MERCY-DEPARTED 3837           1   3  0    20       FEAR FACTORY (455)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MATT RISIDE 3705       15  7 0 CRIMINAL ELEMENT 379 RATA 3844             272  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ipswich -- I heard of you in connection with some kind of phial, once.  Or maybe it
was with something vile?  Sounds right to me. -- Xyokor Yahl

Woxton -- Darned sneaky short people! -- Fallon Grimm

Massey -- Kiwis everywhere.  I'd like to see a peach for a change. -- Saml Tyne

Pat Riside -- Had a little trouble with your home life, did you?  Well, it happens to
all of us to some extent, though we usually don't go quite that far to end it.  You
Riside kids are a tough lot. -- Timor Unred

Mercy-Departed -- Eh?  What's that in aid of? -- Quita Rosala, who slept through her
briefing before beginning the personal

19 June 2010
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                                      ALLIANCES
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 turns)
           Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

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 Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate. (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        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 an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter. 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 in the newsletter
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
(including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to take any multiple
teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation 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 score 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. (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
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 have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

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 15 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 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths 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 five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be
awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  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.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two 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
DM47 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 and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

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 or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MERCY-DEPARTED was viciously subdued by PAT RISIDE in a 8 minute Challenge fight.
RATA vanquished MS D. MEENER in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
KAHR, JACK demolished XYOKOR YAHL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ASQUITH devastated RIRORNI OFFICER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
IPSWICH overpowered RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
TIMOR UNRED was vanquished by MASSEY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
FALLON GRIMM overpowered NATIVE LOOTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SAML TYNE overpowered WOXTON in a 1 minute uneven melee.
QUITA ROSALA won victory over SHAMAN'S ASSISTANT in a 1 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  12 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  11 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  19 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 275 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     3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RATA 3844                  11   3  1  128 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
BASHING ATTACK   KAHR, JACK 3637            22  16  1  107 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
LUNGING ATTACK   IPSWICH 3839               13   6  0   96 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KAHR, JACK 3637.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MERCY-DEPARTED 3837.  The ten other most popular fighters were ASQUITH 3843, 
IPSWICH 3839, MASSEY 3848, KAHR, JACK 3637, FALLON GRIMM 3847, SAML TYNE 3815, QUITA 
ROSALA 3846, RATA 3844, MS D. MEENER 3696, and XYOKOR YAHL 3767.

The least popular fighter this week was PAT RISIDE 3856.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WOXTON 3859, TIMOR UNRED 3842, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, MS D. MEENER 3696, 
RATA 3844, QUITA ROSALA 3846, SAML TYNE 3815, FALLON GRIMM 3847, KAHR, JACK 3637, and 
MASSEY 3848.