DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/21/2008    Duedate: 12/04/2008

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-499

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COLOROUTOFSPACE
RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5383) [17-13-5,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COLOROUTOFSPACE                POSITION IS EMPTY
RAISING R'LYEH (573)           
(51-5383) [17-13-5,134]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VARGOI                         UP FROM THE SEA
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5400) [17-15-0,84]         (51-5431) [9-2-0,68]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RAISING R'LYEH (573)        64
2. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         39      RAISING R'LYEH (573)
3. SEA DOGS (569)              20      Unchartered Team
4. AMAZON ELITE (536)           0
5. LEGION OF SKYE (547)         0      LUCKTIME (409)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      99  66 14 60.0   1/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       8  7 0
 2- 2 AMAZON ELITE (536)       169 140 12 54.7   2/ 4 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      7  0 2
 3/ 3 SEA DOGS (569)            36  31  2 53.7   3/ 1 SEA DOGS (569)            6  8 1
 4/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      673 759 21 47.0   4- 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        2  1 0
 5- 6*LEGION OF SKYE (547)       0   1  0  0.0   5- 6*LEGION OF SKYE (547)      0  1 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 610): TONY STRAGUSA of BETTER OFF DEAD (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 492): HAROLUE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 618): THE CHIROPRACTOR of EVIL DUDES (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 613): SLINKY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 616): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 614): CHIOS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): 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 240): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 448): INVUR KREB of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 204): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 492): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 610): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 492): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 618): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 613): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 616): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 614): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): 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 240): UNDESIRABLE'S (Slinky, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 448): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 204): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 492) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 617): KRONIC 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 609): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, 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  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 447): WOLF RIDER of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

This was unexpected...but I will take it....

Vargoi, these used to be closer....  Well fought....
We will see if the stars are right for me to make a run....

Rise oh fallen one.
Live oh dead one.
Walk oh still one. 
Heed my call.

COLOROUTOFSPACE
RAISING R'LYEH

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon TRICORUS, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing is certain in TRICORUS, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--DARK HORSEMEN.  
DARK HORSEMEN had cause to celebrate, after HASARCH got 24 points by beating 
BARNACLE.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after 
losing 20 points to HASARCH.  (Discrete enough, BARNACLE?) Those who hoped for a new 
Duelmaster were disappointed by TIALVAI GRAYWIND, of DARK HORSEMEN, who despite a 
18-10-1 couldn't overcome TRICORUS' Number 1.  So who's the team that's been walking 
into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so 
did the "warriors" in TRICORUS avoid DARK HORSEMEN.  Like a pup with its tail between 
its legs, RAISING R'LYEH scurried away from DARK HORSEMEN.  Oh, the shame!  Is it 
charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, 
CARGO is the most challenged warrior.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  ADELA RIAN in 
the Dark Arena wasn't enough for MAN OVERBOARD of SEA DOGS.  Maybe that certain 
serving girl(?) at The Silver Chalice will be!  Death (in the form of COLOROUTOFSPACE 
of RAISING R'LYEH) knocked on TIALVAI GRAYWIND's door.  What will DARK HORSEMEN do?  
The suspense is killing me.  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!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Can anything compare to the 
pleasure of writing Spyreports for TRICORUS?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383         17  13  5   134       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARANH 5384                  17  20  0    94       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PHAEDRA 5380                  9   8  1    86       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 VARGOI 5400                  17  15  0    84       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 UP FROM THE SEA 5431          9   2  0    68       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HASARCH 5444                  6   4  1    64       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARGO 5335                    6   6  0    48       SEA DOGS (569)
 BARNACLE 5451                 6   2  0    42       SEA DOGS (569)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAN OVERBOARD 5462            1   0  1    33       SEA DOGS (569)
-GOB 5436                      3   5  0    30       SEA DOGS (569)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYARLATHOTEP 5452             3   1  0    27       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 SHOGGOTH 5455                 3   0  1    25       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-RYOKO 5382                    2   2  0    25       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-OLYMPIA 5357                  6   5  1    24       AMAZON ELITE (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHANTRESS 5423                2   4  1    23       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-THEMIS 5458                   2   0  0    21       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 DRUNKEN SAILOR 5453           3   3  0    15       SEA DOGS (569)
 BAROCHDAL 5456                2   4  0    10       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      SHOGGOTH 5455         499  NONE
ADELA RIAN              0  0 0 DARK ARENA           MAN OVERBOARD 5462    499  NONE
TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414  18 10 1 DARK HORSEMEN 433    COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383  499   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Coloroutofspace -- Ah.  Not THIS is more what I expected. -- Vargoi
P.S.  Damned hairy little runt.

Venomous Concubine?  No, no!  I'm afraid she might bite! -- Garanh

I am a mistress of Kung-Fu and other arts, which that benighted standby seems not to
have expected.  Ha. -- Tialvai Graywind

Barnacle -- I hope the ship you're clinging to SINKS. -- Hasarch

Gob -- I wouldn't boast about it, if I were you. -- Barochdal

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

MAN OVERBOARD butchered ADELA RIAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
COLOROUTOFSPACE butchered TIALVAI GRAYWIND in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
GARANH handily defeated KHALUHUMS DWARF in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
VARGOI bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute fight.
BARNACLE was demolished by HASARCH in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
UP FROM THE SEA won victory over CARGO in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
BAROCHDAL was beaten by DRUNKEN SAILOR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
SHOGGOTH assassinated CONVICTED THIEF in a 4 minute uneven melee.
NYARLATHOTEP vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   3 -  2      79  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  2      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  16 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 499 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         4  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383       17  13  5  134 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
SLASHING ATTACK  VARGOI 5400                17  15  0   84 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
BASHING ATTACK   HASARCH 5444                6   4  1   64 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
PARRY-LUNGE      BARNACLE 5451               6   2  0   42 SEA DOGS (569)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VARGOI 5400.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
UP FROM THE SEA 5431.  The ten other most popular fighters were VARGOI 5400, GARANH 
5384, DRUNKEN SAILOR 5453, COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383, HASARCH 5444, BAROCHDAL 5456, MAN 
OVERBOARD 5462, NYARLATHOTEP 5452, TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414, and BARNACLE 5451.

The least popular fighter this week was SHOGGOTH 5455.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CARGO 5335, BARNACLE 5451, TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414, NYARLATHOTEP 5452, 
MAN OVERBOARD 5462, BAROCHDAL 5456, HASARCH 5444, COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383, DRUNKEN 
SAILOR 5453, and GARANH 5384.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JACK DANIELS 3084 (105-91-3)           6  3  0         WHY I DRINK          

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SANDY 2707 (88-42-2)                   8  3  0         WHY I DRINK          
CHIEF STORMCLOUD 4306 (42-20-1)        1  4  0         RAINDANCE            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHOGGOTH 5455 (2-0-0)                  2  3  0         RAISING R'LYEH       

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RANFURLY 3418 (5-1-1)                  0  2  0         KIWI CONNECTION