DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/20/2008    Duedate: 10/03/2008

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-544

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOIST TOWELETTE
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4430) [18-14-1,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOIST TOWELETTE                CORRUPT TURNKEY
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           DUNGEON CELL (402)
(42-4430) [18-14-1,94]         (42-4487) [2-0-1,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOIST TOWELETTE                MOIST TOWELETTE
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4430) [18-14-1,94]         (42-4430) [18-14-1,94]

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)        37
2. DUNGEON CELL (402)          31      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. DELVERS (154)                3      Unchartered Team

                                       DUNGEON CELL (402)

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)     597 405 28 59.6   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     11  4 1
 2/ 3*DUNGEON CELL (402)         5   5  1 50.0   2/ 2 DELVERS (154)             7  7 0
 3/ 2 DELVERS (154)            585 744 15 44.0   3/ 3*DUNGEON CELL (402)        5  5 1

    '*'   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

     Well, what are you looking at, RODEKI?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see REEKY SNEAK win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CAPTURED ORC 
beat STONECRUSHER II and STONECRUSHER II lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
And it's out with the old, in with the new, as MOIST TOWELETTE 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.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  And sending THUGGOMATIC to the Dark Arena was 
supposed to be one of your better ideas, COLOR ME SUAVE?  Honor is like a chainmail 
shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me 
on this one.   
     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.  Glad to see the back of 
this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOIST TOWELETTE 4430         18  14  1    94       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIPSY DIXIE 4469             10   0  0    91       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKHOG 4468                  6   5  0    58       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DACIMOUSEL 4438              11  11  0    52       DELVERS (154)
 STONECRUSHER II 4444         10  10  0    40       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORRUPT TURNKEY 4487          2   0  1    23       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 REEKY SNEAK 4491              1   0  0    20       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 LEMON TENDER 4493             1   0  0    19       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 CHATTY CABALIST 4488          1   1  0    13       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 EACHAM 4485                   1   1  0     4       DELVERS (154)
 MODEL PRISONER 4489           1   1  0     4       DUNGEON CELL (402)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LUZER 4494              0  1 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322   SHEWISH GIANT         544  NONE
THUGGOMATIC 4473        4  1 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322   WURM KIN              544  NONE
DA1 4492                0  1 0 DUNGEON CELL 402     MOUNTAIN TROLL        544  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Don't have the newsletter at hand, doing personals from the e-newsletter.  Sorry
there isn't much, but at least there's something. -- Harby and the Delvers

Cheesy Squeezer -- Wow, talk about cheesy, kill me as you're heading out of town?
This is the pits.  Well, not that you're leaving, but that you killed me.  I could've
done without this. -- Ghost of Asbenta

Moist Towelette -- My joints are rusting.  This is bad.  I need a dry towelette to
wipe them off. -- Stonecrusher II

One Captured Orc down. -- Rockhog

Thuggomatic -- But why? -- Dacimousel

Chatty Cabalist -- That means you'll write personals, yes? -- Eacham

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

THUGGOMATIC was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LUZER was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA1 was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DIPSY DIXIE demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MOIST TOWELETTE devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
ROCKHOG demolished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DACIMOUSEL vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
STONECRUSHER II was handily defeated by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven fight.
EACHAM was vanquished by CORRUPT TURNKEY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CHATTY CABALIST vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MODEL PRISONER was vanquished by LEMON TENDER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
REEKY SNEAK overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -   8 -  0      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  14 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 544 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 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 4430       18  14  1   94 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
AIMED BLOW       ROCKHOG 4468                6   5  0   58 DELVERS (154)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 MOIST TOWELETTE 4430.  The ten other most popular fighters were DIPSY DIXIE 
4469, DACIMOUSEL 4438, CORRUPT TURNKEY 4487, CHATTY CABALIST 4488, ROCKHOG 4468, 
LEMON TENDER 4493, REEKY SNEAK 4491, THUGGOMATIC 4473, LUZER 4494, and DA1 4492.

The least popular fighter this week was MODEL PRISONER 4489.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were EACHAM 4485, STONECRUSHER II 4444, DA1 4492, LUZER 4494, 
THUGGOMATIC 4473, REEKY SNEAK 4491, LEMON TENDER 4493, ROCKHOG 4468, CHATTY CABALIST 
4488, and CORRUPT TURNKEY 4487.