DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/04/2008    Duedate: 10/17/2008

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-545

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOIST TOWELETTE
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4430) [19-14-1,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOIST TOWELETTE                POSITION IS EMPTY
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           
(42-4430) [19-14-1,96]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOIST TOWELETTE                MOIST TOWELETTE
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4430) [19-14-1,96]         (42-4430) [19-14-1,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DELVERS (154)               42
2. DUNGEON CELL (402)           0      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)       -12      Unchartered Team

                                       JUSTICE (56)

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)     599 408 28 59.5   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      9  6 1
 2- 2*DUNGEON CELL (402)         5   5  1 50.0   2/ 2 DELVERS (154)             7  7 1
 3/ 3 DELVERS (154)            588 746 16 44.1   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 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  DELVERS had cause to celebrate, after ROCKHOG 
got 22 points by beating VETERAN MERCENARY.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, 
M. CHARDINEE was winsome, after beating DIPSY DIXIE and seeing her lose 18 points.  
KUNG-FU MASTER found out that RODEKI isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to 
be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and 
ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  RODEKI, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Swinging Aardvark.  
'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOIST TOWELETTE 4430         19  14  1    96       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKHOG 4468                  7   5  0    80       DELVERS (154)
 DIPSY DIXIE 4469             10   1  0    73       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DACIMOUSEL 4438              11  12  0    45       DELVERS (154)
 STONECRUSHER II 4444         10  11  0    41       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)
 EACHAM 4485                   2   1  0    19       DELVERS (154)
 ALMOST PRETTY 4496            1   0  0    16       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-CHATTY CABALIST 4488          1   1  0    13       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 FAROMAN 4495                  1   0  1    11       DELVERS (154)
 LEMON TENDER 4493             1   1  0     6       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-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?
BOOKDUMB 4497           0  1 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322   FAROMAN 4495          545   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

An Ambitious Guard.  How thrilling.  I always wanted an Ambitious Guard.  I collect
them, you see:  Ambitious Guard, Bellicose Guard, Cautious Guard, Decisive Guard,
Eager Guard, you get the picture. -- Rockhog

I do NOT collect Captured Orcs.  Who'd want 'em? -- Dacimousel

I have no wish for this Captured Orc.  It is perhaps wrong to Capture an Orc?  They
can do nothing which a golem cannot do more quickly and carefully, and a golem eats
less. -- Stonecrusher II

Corrupt Turnkey -- That you are the only managed opponent we have faced today is not
enough to balance your thoroughly corrupt and despicable nature.  Anyone with half a
brain cell (as opposed to a dungeon cell) could see that *I* should have won that
fight. -- Eacham

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

MOIST TOWELETTE bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Title fight.
DIPSY DIXIE was demolished by M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ROCKHOG overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody mismatched duel.
DACIMOUSEL was overpowered by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STONECRUSHER II was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
LEMON TENDER was narrowly defeated by EACHAM in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
FAROMAN butchered BOOKDUMB in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ALMOST PRETTY overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -   9 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  14 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 545 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 4430       19  14  1   96 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
AIMED BLOW       ROCKHOG 4468                7   5  0   80 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 MOIST TOWELETTE 4430.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROCKHOG 
4468, EACHAM 4485, ALMOST PRETTY 4496, LEMON TENDER 4493, FAROMAN 4495, DIPSY DIXIE 
4469, DACIMOUSEL 4438, STONECRUSHER II 4444, BOOKDUMB 4497, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BOOKDUMB 4497.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STONECRUSHER II 4444, DACIMOUSEL 4438, DIPSY DIXIE 4469, FAROMAN 4495, 
LEMON TENDER 4493, ALMOST PRETTY 4496, EACHAM 4485, ROCKHOG 4468, MOIST TOWELETTE 
4430, and  0.