DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/15/2008    Duedate: 11/28/2008

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-548

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DIPSY DIXIE
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4469) [12-2-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DIPSY DIXIE                    CHATTY CABALIST
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           DUNGEON CELL (402)
(42-4469) [12-2-0,94]          (42-4488) [4-1-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DACIMOUSEL                     CHATTY CABALIST
DELVERS (154)                  DUNGEON CELL (402)
(42-4438) [14-12-0,71]         (42-4488) [4-1-0,40]

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)        58
2. DUNGEON CELL (402)          34      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. DELVERS (154)               -8      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*DUNGEON CELL (402)        14   8  1 63.6   1/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     10  5 1
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     609 413 29 59.6   2/ 2*DUNGEON CELL (402)        9  3 0
 3/ 3 DELVERS (154)            597 752 16 44.3   3/ 1 DELVERS (154)             9  6 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 609): JETSAM of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 492): HAROLUE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 617): KORNIC BLAZE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 612): TINY TOES of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 615): BIMBETTE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 614): CHIOS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 608): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 600): TOE PUPPET of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 599): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 571): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 563): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 253): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 547): ROCKHOG of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 498): COLOROUTOFSPACE of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 239): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 227): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 447): WOLF RIDER of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 204): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 491): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 609): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 492): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 617): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 612): TEAM CHAOS ELITE (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 615): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 614): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 608): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 600): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 599): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 571): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 563): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 253): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 547): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 498): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 239): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 227): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 447): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 204): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 491) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 608): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 617): KORNIC BLAZE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 614): CHIOS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
                           VEGAS, BABY! Of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
               (turn 613): LONG BEACH LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 607): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 600): TOE PUPPET of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 598): KORLAC of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 546): MOIST TOWELETTE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 447): WOLF RIDER of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am shocked, young Dipsy Dixie lady, totally shocked!  How can it be that you
were so careless as to lose a fight to me and thus stick, er, present me with the
title of Duelmaster?  I know rocks, picks, shovels, crowbars, all that sort of thing,
and have NOT ONE SINGLE SKILL suitable for making speeches, smiling at babies, or
kissing...no, I think I can handle the "kissing scantily clad young women" part of
it.  But still, this is a position I view with trepidation.  And it's all your fault!

                                      Rockhog

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to DELVERS, as they are pushed 
from the coveted top team spot by the COLOR ME SUAVE stable.  Hey everybody, watch 
out for LEMON TENDER, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING 
SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay 
to walk out on the sands.  EACHAM was defeated by CHATTY CABALIST and drops 9 points. 
It's a proud day for the COLOR ME SUAVE stable, as their warrior, DIPSY DIXIE, 
ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, 
so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were 
votes, FAROMAN would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to 
win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in RODEKI have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it 
(boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIPSY DIXIE 4469             12   2  0    94       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKHOG 4468                  8   7  0    75       DELVERS (154)
 DACIMOUSEL 4438              14  12  0    71       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONECRUSHER II 4444         13  11  0    65       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHATTY CABALIST 4488          4   1  0    40       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 REEKY SNEAK 4491              4   0  0    37       DUNGEON CELL (402)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALMOST PRETTY 4496            3   1  0    28       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 THE HYPHEN-DASH 4499          2   1  0    28       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 EACHAM 4485                   4   2  0    27       DELVERS (154)
-MODEL PRISONER 4489           3   1  0    24       DUNGEON CELL (402)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CORRUPT TURNKEY 4487          3   1  1    23       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 LEMON TENDER 4493             2   3  0    23       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 COLDFISHFINGER 4501           1   0  0    12       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 FAROMAN 4495                  1   3  1     7       DELVERS (154)

'-' 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  JUST REVENGED
PRISONER 4500           0  1 0 DUNGEON CELL 402     SPYMASTER             548  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Convicted Thief -- Three thrashings in one turn?  We are happy to have helped you
repay your debt to society. -- warriors of Dungeon Cell

The Hyphen-Dash -- Cool name, really, like, suave, you know?  But it was a nasty
trick to get me all interested in your cool name and then hit me when I wasn't
looking.  I think that might be dirty-pool. -- Faroman

Almost Pretty -- Wow, your manager is getting NASTY, isn't he? -- Eacham
P.S.  I'm sure that to another dwarf, you're beautiful.

An Ambitious Guard.  Pooh. -- Dacimousel

I do not understand why this person is called a Dangerous Criminal.  He is just
another squashed blob when I step on him.  It makes no difference. -- Stonecrusher

8 July 2008
                *****************************************************
                **********************ATTENTION**********************
                *****************************************************
                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
                *****************************************************
                **********************ATTENTION**********************
                *****************************************************
                                 *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

PRISONER was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ROCKHOG was devastated by DIPSY DIXIE in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
DACIMOUSEL overcame CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute match.
STONECRUSHER II vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
EACHAM was savagely defeated by CHATTY CABALIST in a 2 minute brutal fight.
REEKY SNEAK bested CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute beginner's brawl.
LEMON TENDER overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
FAROMAN was devastated by THE HYPHEN-DASH in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ALMOST PRETTY handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
COLDFISHFINGER vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a crowd boring 5 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -   8 -  1      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 548 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DIPSY DIXIE 4469           12   2  0   94 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
AIMED BLOW       ROCKHOG 4468                8   7  0   75 DELVERS (154)
SLASHING ATTACK  DACIMOUSEL 4438            14  12  0   71 DELVERS (154)
BASHING ATTACK   STONECRUSHER II 4444       13  11  0   65 DELVERS (154)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REEKY SNEAK 4491            4   0  0   37 DUNGEON CELL (402)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DACIMOUSEL 4438.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CHATTY CABALIST 4488.  The ten other most popular fighters were DACIMOUSEL 4438, 
DIPSY DIXIE 4469, REEKY SNEAK 4491, THE HYPHEN-DASH 4499, ALMOST PRETTY 4496, 
STONECRUSHER II 4444, LEMON TENDER 4493, PRISONER 4500, ROCKHOG 4468, and EACHAM 
4485.

The least popular fighter this week was COLDFISHFINGER 4501.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FAROMAN 4495, EACHAM 4485, ROCKHOG 4468, PRISONER 4500, LEMON 
TENDER 4493, STONECRUSHER II 4444, ALMOST PRETTY 4496, THE HYPHEN-DASH 4499, REEKY 
SNEAK 4491, and DIPSY DIXIE 4469.