DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/12/2008    Duedate: 07/25/2008

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHEESY SQUEEZER
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4436) [16-9-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHEESY SQUEEZER                POSITION IS EMPTY
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           
(42-4436) [16-9-1,113]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOIST TOWELETTE                ROCKHOG
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           DELVERS (154)
(42-4430) [16-14-1,77]         (42-4468) [4-5-0,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        24
2. FLAGG'S FIVE (213)           0      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. DELVERS (154)              -18      Unchartered Team

                                       BLANK II (65)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     590 402 27 59.5   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     11  4 0
 2- 2 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       245 230 12 51.6   2/ 2 DELVERS (154)             9  6 0
 3/ 3 DELVERS (154)            581 739 15 44.0   3- 3 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        2  3 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 600): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 483): PECAN PIE of SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 608): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 604): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 603): APPRENTICE of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 067): BULLSEYE of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 605): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 599): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 591): BOTHACH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 590): KNOTHANDLER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 564): CATFISH CHIA of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 554): CONNIE PAKKIT oF JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 248): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 541): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 490): VOICES IN MY HEAD of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 235): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 223): IMMACULATECONCEPTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 438): IED of EOD (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 199): SLO-PITCH of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 482): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 600): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 483): SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 608): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 604): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 603): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 607): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 605): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 599): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 591): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 590): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 564): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 554): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 248): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 541): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 490): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 235): RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 223): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 438): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 199): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 482) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 603): APPRENTICE of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
                           BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 591): BOTHACH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 589): NEVERMOOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 563): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 553): MATTEO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 541): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): BLADERUNNER of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 234): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 438): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It was good of you to take care of the cleanup, Moist Towelette.  I've always
found that tedious.

                                     Christellina

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
RODEKI brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see ASBENTA win a fight and gain 7 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ASBENTA 
beat MOIST TOWELETTE and MOIST TOWELETTE lost 5 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
And it's out with the old, in with the new, as CHEESY SQUEEZER 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!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     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.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     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 RODEKI.  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                  
 CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436         16   9  1   113       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASBENTA 4434                 13  12  1    90       DELVERS (154)
 MOIST TOWELETTE 4430         16  14  1    77       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 DIPSY DIXIE 4469              8   0  0    68       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-RIMA ADLER 4187              15  11  1    67       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GAVEN ADLER 4456              6   3  0    65       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 STONECRUSHER II 4444         10   8  0    58       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKHOG 4468                  4   5  0    41       DELVERS (154)
 DACIMOUSEL 4438              10  10  0    40       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THUGGOMATIC 4473              3   0  0    28       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 BLOODFEUD BAIT 4479           2   1  0    28       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIPPO HUNTRESS 4467           4   3  0    21       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
-ETERNITY 4472                 3   0  0    20       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
-DETRA VAUGHN 4470             3   1  1    12       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cheesy Squeezer -- I dunno, any cheese I've ever seen that was processed down to the
point you could squeeze it out of a tub was generall, well, second-rate.  I just
can't believe you're second rate, even if you are a soft shew, so I figure it must be
a false persona.  You're probably a spy. -- Asbenta
P.S.  Let me think about this "spy" stuff for a while....

Dipsy Dixie -- Women should be small and cuddly.  I don't think you fit that
description. -- Dacimousel

I do not understand this "usery."  It seems to involve untruth and a desire to
acquire that which is the property of others, under dubious circumstances.  I will
have no part of it. -- Stonecrusher II

Huh, I didn't know orcs went in for cults.  I mean, I'm an orc, surely somebody would
have mentioned it to me?  But this Cult Member, well, he LOOKS like an orc, got the
tusks and all, but, I dunno.  Cults?  Sounds sissy. -- Rockhog

Stonecrusher II -- I generally don't lend money to golems, but I can see that you're
an upstanding, responsible sort, so I will make you a special rate, eh? -- Bradnegg
Silverhorn, Merchant and Moneylender

Rockhog -- Listen, you're an orc, you know how we're discriminated against in this
town.  C'mon and join this cult and get some of our own back. -- Fangs Ludd,
Applicant for Cultic Membership

Bloodfeud Bait -- Trying to stir up a little trouble, eh?  I can relate to that.
Come share a drink with me and let's discuss ways and means. -- Aldo Inkfinger,
Public Scribe

Thugomatic -- Oh, you from some gang trying to move in on our territory, huh?  Well,
the bosses'll have something to say about that, I bet. -- Speedy Raschan, Certified
Thief

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

CHRISTELLINA was devastated by CHEESY SQUEEZER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
MOIST TOWELETTE lost to ASBENTA in a exciting 1 minute expert's battle.
DIPSY DIXIE overpowered DACIMOUSEL in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
STONECRUSHER II devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ROCKHOG subdued FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute competition.
BLOODFEUD BAIT devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THUGGOMATIC devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -   5 -  0      79  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  15 -  2      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW        13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 542 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436       16   9  1  113 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 4430       16  14  1   77 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
BASHING ATTACK   STONECRUSHER II 4444       10   8  0   58 DELVERS (154)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOIST TOWELETTE 4430.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ROCKHOG 4468.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHEESY SQUEEZER 
4436, MOIST TOWELETTE 4430, ASBENTA 4434, DIPSY DIXIE 4469, STONECRUSHER II 4444, 
BLOODFEUD BAIT 4479, THUGGOMATIC 4473, DACIMOUSEL 4438,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DACIMOUSEL 4438.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THUGGOMATIC 4473, BLOODFEUD BAIT 4479, STONECRUSHER II 4444, DIPSY 
DIXIE 4469, ASBENTA 4434, MOIST TOWELETTE 4430, CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436, ROCKHOG 4468,  
0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CHEESY SQUEEZER (42-4436) COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

CHRISTELLINA (42-4405) DELVERS (154)