DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/29/2015    Duedate: 09/25/2015

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-345

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BONESCRAPER
MESOPOTAMIA (389)
(50-3837) [20-5-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BONESCRAPER                    HAVOCBRINGER
MESOPOTAMIA (389)              MOTLEY KREWE (416)
(50-3837) [20-5-0,97]          (50-3869) [5-2-1,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CUNEIFORM                      BLIND REF
MESOPOTAMIA (389)              BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)
(50-3583) [17-19-0,77]         (50-3765) [13-9-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MOTLEY KREWE (416)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MOTLEY KREWE (416)          28
2. MESOPOTAMIA (389)           12      MESOPOTAMIA (389)
3. BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)       2      Unchartered Team
4. OPEN SESAME (199)            0
                                       MOTLEY KREWE (416)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 OPEN SESAME (199)        418 261 26 61.6   1/ 1*MOTLEY KREWE (416)       10  5 1
 2/ 2 MESOPOTAMIA (389)        105  74  3 58.7   2- 2 OPEN SESAME (199)         6  4 0
 3/ 4*MOTLEY KREWE (416)        19  14  3 57.6   3/ 3 MESOPOTAMIA (389)         4  6 0
 4/ 5 BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)    28  31  1 47.5   4/ 4 BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)    3  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SNOWBOUND?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see BLIND REF win a fight and gain 10 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CAPTAIN OWWIE 
beat SLUSHY ICE and SLUSHY ICE lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to 
absence, and inability to defend the throne, C IS FOR COOKIE has lost the Title of 
Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with 
the new, as BONESCRAPER 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!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  SNOWBOUND, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
MESOPOTAMIA the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who 
led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
BASH BROS HOCKEY.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, SLUSHY ICE was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     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?   
     There's got to be a better place in SNOWBOUND to get a drink than The Victory 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you 
have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONESCRAPER 3837             20   5  0    97       MESOPOTAMIA (389)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-C IS FOR COOKIE 3636         11  11  1   101       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLIND REF 3765               13   9  0    88       BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)
 CUNEIFORM 3583               17  19  0    77       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 CRUSHING BELIAL 3840         15   7  2    75       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
-REMARKABLE WORD 3669          9   5  0    71       OPEN SESAME (199)
-BERT & ERNIE 3648            10  11  1    69       OPEN SESAME (199)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAVOCBRINGER 3869             5   2  1    47       MOTLEY KREWE (416)
-BLOGG 3863                    3   1  0    39       OPEN SESAME (199)
-SNUFFY 3865                   3   0  0    37       OPEN SESAME (199)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOOM 3903                     3   1  0    23       MOTLEY KREWE (416)
 MAJOR BOO-BOO 3902            4   1  1    22       MOTLEY KREWE (416)
 MENACE 3872                   3   2  0    20       MOTLEY KREWE (416)
 CAPTAIN OWWIE 3905            2   0  0    18       MOTLEY KREWE (416)
 NERGAL'S FURY 3885            2   4  0    10       MESOPOTAMIA (389)
 SLUSHY ICE 3895               2   4  0    10       BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NINHURSAG 3901          1  3 0 MESOPOTAMIA 389      SHEWISH GIANT         345  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Menace -- Bad ice will get you every time. -- Slushy Ice

C is for Cookie -- I should have known giving the fan favorite a penalty would come 
back to haunt me. -- Blind Ref

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NINHURSAG was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BONESCRAPER outwaited CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a dull 15 minute Title battle.
CUNEIFORM was subdued by BLIND REF in a crowd pleasing 2 minute expert's fight.
CRUSHING BELIAL viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute fight.
HAVOCBRINGER viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gruesome brawl.
MENACE narrowly defeated NERGAL'S FURY in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
SLUSHY ICE was viciously subdued by CAPTAIN OWWIE in a slow 8 minute competition.
MAJOR BOO-BOO won victory over CONVICTED THIEF in a 4 minute beginner's duel.
DOOM won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a action packed 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  16 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 345 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BONESCRAPER 3837           20   5  0   97 MESOPOTAMIA (389)
BASHING ATTACK   BLIND REF 3765             13   9  0   88 BASH BROS HOCKEY (405)
PARRY-LUNGE      HAVOCBRINGER 3869           5   2  1   47 MOTLEY KREWE (416)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CUNEIFORM 3583.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLIND REF 3765.  The ten other most popular fighters were NINHURSAG 3901, 
CRUSHING BELIAL 3840, CUNEIFORM 3583, HAVOCBRINGER 3869, MENACE 3872, NERGAL'S FURY 
3885, DOOM 3903, MAJOR BOO-BOO 3902, CAPTAIN OWWIE 3905, and SLUSHY ICE 3895.

The least popular fighter this week was BONESCRAPER 3837.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SLUSHY ICE 3895, CAPTAIN OWWIE 3905, MAJOR BOO-BOO 3902, DOOM 
3903, NERGAL'S FURY 3885, MENACE 3872, HAVOCBRINGER 3869, CUNEIFORM 3583, CRUSHING 
BELIAL 3840, and NINHURSAG 3901.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LV

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRASH CAN 3403 (33-16-4)               1  3  0         OPEN SESAME          
CLEVER 2192 (67-47-2)                  0  3  0         RANDOM BLADES        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAIRY MONSTER 3436 (18-8-0)            2  3  0         OPEN SESAME          

   The Turf Wars are coming. The Turf Wars are coming. Come one; come all. Gather

your alliance or collection of 2-4 teams and join in the competition. Hurry up! While 
Feb 2016 seems so far away, it is only six or so turns away, and it does take a while 
to make sure you have a team in DM47, communicate to find a group, send in certs, 
announce in writing in DM47, etc. etc. Teams of all levels and managers of all types, 
including newbies, find themselves competing quite well in this type of competition. 
Let's make the tenth anniversary (TWX) the biggest and best ever.
     This 10th competition will be hosted and moderated by the triumvirate of Assur, 
Master Darque and Oz The All-Wonderful.    
     Anyone may participate: known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances 
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  

To participate, each alliance must:
    a.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
    b.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
    c.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
    a.  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.)
    b.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
    c.  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:
    a.  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.)
    b.  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.
        1.  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.
        2.  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.
        3.  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).
        4.  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.
        5.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of the Turf 
            War.

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, no points awarded)

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 warriors = 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
            (If tied, 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 warriors = 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
    e.  (If tied, no points awarded.)
   
Champions:
    a.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory. It is to the 
        team's/alliance's advantage that you do so.
    b.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
    c.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior or the Dark Arena, 
        may be replaced.
    d.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork (DM47 
        arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 
    e.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that same 
        turn. (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring.)
    f.  Challenges to or by Champions against members of the same alliance shall be 
        scored as a loss for each warrior.

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

     It is not in the spirit of competition to challenge fellow members of the same 
alliance. Hence, challenges as such will be scored as losses for both warriors.

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

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

Special Considerations:
    a.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
    b.  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.
    c.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance for 
        the Turf War VII. The minimum is two (2).
    d.  The Dark Arena may be used at any time without penalty.
    e.  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:
        a.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        b.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
        c.  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).
        d.  +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.
        e.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who 
            fights in all 10 rounds AND at least 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus 
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47) (Endu Award).
        f.  Two additional random rollup sheets or 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, Master Darque, and Assur (the TWX 
Triumvirate), They will arbitrate all dealings during the course of the contest.  
Their decisions will be final.  Direct questions, comments, and scoring disputes via 
Diplo in DM 47, on the Duel2 site in the Forums/via private message, or via email to:  

                      DM 47 (Diplo)    Duel2 (PM/Forums)   Email 
     Oz:              Land of Oz       "The Consortium"    wfms101@aol.com
     Master Darque:   Darque Forces    "Darque"            rebelnerfherder@yahoo.com
     Assur:           Bash Bros Park   "Assur"             assurnasir@yahoo.com