DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/12/2013    Duedate: 10/25/2013

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-676

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KARMIC KUDZU
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4718) [18-10-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KARMIC KUDZU                   POSITION IS EMPTY
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           
(42-4718) [18-10-1,109]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JURGENHALEN                    SUICIDE KING
DELVERS (154)                  DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
(42-4654) [13-36-0,75]         (42-4771) [5-5-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEALER'S CHOICE (259)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEALER'S CHOICE (259)       19
2. DELVERS (154)               17      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)         5      Unchartered Team
4. VENETIAN CINQUE (416)        0
                                       THE AESIR (198)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 VENETIAN CINQUE (416)     34  17  3 66.7   1/ 1 DEALER'S CHOICE (259)    10  5 1
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     956 611 40 61.0   2/ 2 DELVERS (154)             7  8 0
 3/ 3 DEALER'S CHOICE (259)     98  72  7 57.6   3/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      3  0 0
 4/ 4 DELVERS (154)            862 %1114 20 43.6   4- 4 VENETIAN CINQUE (416)     1  0 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 737): S... MC of RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 620): PETER NETLEY of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 742): DAVID CONE of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 714): QUEEN OF COOL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 738): SAIRY WELLS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 733): DOVAHKIIN of SKYRIM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 742): YORKE of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 726): 2012 of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 728): ACE of CONSORTIUM CREW (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 727): SEVN HELLS of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 693): ONE MIC of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 682): NILISMARIN SALM of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 317): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 675): KARMIC KUDZU of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 626): MOONDARK of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): DESERT PEARL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 571): SUBWAY of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 619): CRYSOPRASE of ILLFANG PACT (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 737): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 620): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 742): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 714): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 738): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 733): BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 742): TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 726): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 728): STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 727): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 693): STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 382): SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 317): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 675): DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 626): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): SNARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 571): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 619) BRUTAL LEGION et al (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 742): DAVID CONE of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 727): HAMILCAR of BLOOD AND SAND (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 681): ZINA of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)

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THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!
          THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!

     Gather your alliance-mates and friends.  Prepare your warriors and teams.  Turf
War NINE (TW9) is beginning the mid-Feb 2014 turn right after the winter Face in DM47
North Fork (currently MAMBOLAND).
     Alliances -- 2 to 4 teams
     Cost      -- two Rollup CERTS
     Prizes    -- certs, potions, honor & glory
     Length    -- 10 turns
     Moderators -- same old Oz and Master Darque

Rules, including details, are below.
.....................................................................................
                                 *TURF WAR 9 RULES*

Starting Mid-Feb 2014 (10 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.  The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participant's
declaration.  (Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent 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 or Chatzy will not be accepted.
         a.  No scores will be tabulated until two RSI Gift Certificates are
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 same or
subsequent newsletter by the alliance Captain they will represent.
         c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams or
aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
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 3 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:
Team Points
    a.  Fights made: (includes DA fights)
1 = 0 points
2 = 0 points
3 = 1 point
4 = 3 points
5 = 5 points
     b.  Wins earned;
1 = 1 point
2 = 3 points
3 = 6 points
4 = 10 points
5 = 15 points
     c.  Champion win = 3 additional points 
     d.  Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)
     e.  Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points
         (If ties, points are split 2/2, 1/1/1, 1/1/1/1, no points if 5+ tie)

Alliance Points (Rounds 1 through 5)
     a. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 3 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9
     b. Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points (if still
tied after that, no points awarded).
Alliance Points (Rounds 6 through 10 as alliance point scoring doubles)
     c. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 6 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 12 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 18
     d. Alliance with most wins per that round = 10 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points if still
tied after that, no points awarded).

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
It is to the team's/alliance's advantage that you do so.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior or 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.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
same turn.  (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death or
death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a team
at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)

Downchallenges:
     1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior with lesser
recognition points.
     2.  No challenge or bloodfeud by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     3.  No challenge of the Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     4.  Bloodfeuds against warriors with lesser recognition are deemed
downchallenges.

Tournament Considerations:
     1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
     2.  It is an opportunity to gain skills and preferred challenging within the
Turf War.

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 four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance for
the Turf War VII. The minimum is two (2).
     4.  The Dark Arena may be used at any time without penalty.
     5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the arena
is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by the
gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked to
desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  All prizes, except the
Endu award listed below, 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.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
     1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
     2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
     3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 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 (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47, no more than two skills per
warrior.
     5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual 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) (Endu award)
     6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     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 noting the following concepts/changes:
1. simpler scoring based primarily on wins and fight participation
2. DA is treated as simply another fight
3. Down-challenging is penalized
4. no emphasis/scoring on kills
5. 10 rounds

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for ROCKSNAIL, who pummelled 
SUICIDE KING, to pocket 16 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking 
and practice more, after losing 11 points to ROCKSNAIL.  (Discrete enough, SUICIDE 
KING?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by M. CHARDINEE, of 
RODEKI, who despite a 0-0-0 couldn't overcome RODEKI's Number 1.  Word has it one 
team in RODEKI is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of 
writing Spyreports for RODEKI?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARMIC KUDZU 4718            18  10  1   109       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VEAL CHOP 4760                8   1  2   111       VENETIAN CINQUE (416)
-VEAL MARSALA 4724             9   4  0    92       VENETIAN CINQUE (416)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JURGENHALEN 4654             13  36  0    75       DELVERS (154)
 ONE EYED JACK 4772            8   2  0    73       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUD 4775                     8   1  0    61       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
 ROCKSNAIL 4773                7   3  0    60       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUICIDE KING 4771             5   5  0    53       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
 JOSEPH GEORGE 4765            7   6  0    47       DELVERS (154)
 ANVIL 4774                    6   4  0    40       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAZZ 4795                     3   0  0    33       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
 KHULBADD 4756                 5  11  0    26       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OMAHA 4796                    2   1  1    20       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
-MUSSELLS IN GARLIC 4770       1   0  0    14       VENETIAN CINQUE (416)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Two turns in a row with a loss to Harby... oh, the shame. -- the Dealer

Razz, Omaha -- I hired you to beat on Harby's team not a bunch of beggars.  Now get
out there and challenge them. -- the Dealer

Rocksnal -- How you  be linin dat evil dwarf eye? -- OyJ?

joseph -- Lunger fights a striker and we both learn a parry skill?  I didn't see no
parryin going on. -- Stud

Stud -- (smug look) -- Rocksnail

One Eyed Jack -- (evil look in return) -- Khulbadd

Suicide King -- Think of it as tourney prep. -- Jurgenhalen

Stud -- Oh, well, BE that way, then. -- Joseph George

One Eyed Jack -- Don't mistake me for Khulbadd.  Keep your blows for him, dammit. --
Rocksnail

Oh, gods, Khulbadd LOST to the Fratsfa Slave? -- Harby, in despair

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ONE EYED JACK bested JURGENHALEN in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
STUD vanquished ANVIL in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
OMAHA was overpowered by JOSEPH GEORGE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
RAZZ devastated KHULBADD in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KARMIC KUDZU demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
SUICIDE KING was defeated by ROCKSNAIL in a exciting 2 minute struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   4 -  0      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  13 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 676 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     2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   KARMIC KUDZU 4718          18  10  1  109 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
WALL OF STEEL    ONE EYED JACK 4772          8   2  0   73 DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
LUNGING ATTACK   STUD 4775                   8   1  0   61 DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
TOTAL PARRY      ROCKSNAIL 4773              7   3  0   60 DELVERS (154)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOSEPH GEORGE 4765          7   6  0   47 DELVERS (154)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JURGENHALEN 4654.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SUICIDE KING 4771.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAZZ 4795, 
KARMIC KUDZU 4718, JURGENHALEN 4654, STUD 4775, ONE EYED JACK 4772, ROCKSNAIL 4773, 
JOSEPH GEORGE 4765, KHULBADD 4756, ANVIL 4774, and OMAHA 4796.

The least popular fighter this week was OMAHA 4796.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANVIL 4774, KHULBADD 4756, JOSEPH GEORGE 4765, ROCKSNAIL 4773, ONE EYED 
JACK 4772, STUD 4775, JURGENHALEN 4654, KARMIC KUDZU 4718, RAZZ 4795, and SUICIDE 
KING 4771.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KARMIC KUDZU (42-4718) COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JANET RENO 3823 (153-127-2)            6  3  0         I'M DEAD SEXY        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VEAL CHOP 4760 (4-1-1)                 8  3  0         VENETIAN CINQUE      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STUD 4775 (2-0-0)                      3  3  0         DEALER'S CHOICE      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BONSUR BUTCHER 4738 (0-0-0)           11  3  0         DARKHOLM