DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/04/2013    Duedate: 10/17/2013

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-626

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOONDARK
DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5658) [22-13-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOONDARK                       MONTENEGRO
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            WORLD BLADES 13 (595)
(51-5658) [22-13-0,110]        (51-5678) [4-0-1,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SKALVORD                       MONTENEGRO
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            WORLD BLADES 13 (595)
(51-5623) [19-27-0,99]         (51-5678) [4-0-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WORLD BLADES 13 (595)       11
2. CM - THE REVENGE (596)       8      DARK HORSEMEN (433)
3. DARK HORSEMEN (433)          4      Unchartered Team
4. WILDCATS (594)               0
5. AMAZON ELITE (536)           0      WORLD BLADES 13 (595)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WORLD BLADES 13 (595)      4   2  1 66.7   1/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       8  7 0
 2- 1 AMAZON ELITE (536)       257 203 14 55.9   2/ 4 CM - THE REVENGE (596)    3  1 1
 3/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      989 %1061 29 48.2   3- 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        3  1 0
 4/ 3 CM - THE REVENGE (596)    16  18  1 47.1   4- 1 WILDCATS (594)            3  3 0
 5- 4 WILDCATS (594)            28  46  2 37.8   5/ 0*WORLD BLADES 13 (595)     1  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 737): S... MC of RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 619): CUTPURSE of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, 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 741): MAULI LAMA of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 726): 2012 of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 727): AGENT OF BRUTALITY of EXTREME AGGRESSION (Var, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 726): SUZY Q of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 692): ONE MIC of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 681): ZINA of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 316): PEKING DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 674): VEAL CHOP of VENETIAN CINQUE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 625): WACHICHU of AMAZONS (Doc Miracle, 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 267): 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 619): 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 741): TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 726): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 727): STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 726): THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 692): MEDAL OF HONOR J11 (The Anarcist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 681): ONE TOO MANY (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 316): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 674): DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 625): WILDCATS (Papa Bear, 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 267): NL CENTRAL (?, 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   7 BONSUR (turn 740): DREMMEL of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 691): BUNCH OF BULLETS of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, 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

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  DARK 
HORSEMEN now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for MONTENEGRO, who flew up 10 points in the rankings after mashing HARGERD 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk 
out on the sands.  HARGERD lost to MONTENEGRO and drops 10 points.  Well, if ya don't 
shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  WACHICHU did not fight this 
week so hers title was forfeit.  In front of all the crowds, MOONDARK took the 
Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators 
surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Well, the arena is no place for slow learners (and 
hopefully T.P.s) and CM - SUBSTANDARD demonstrated that very violently on WOLFRAIN's 
body.  Big man!  CM - SUBSTANDARD kills WOLFRAIN.  Who ya gonna fight next, CM - 
SUBSTANDARD--Minnie Mouse?  I hope DARK HORSEMEN has a good enough fighter to beat 
the snot out of CM - SUBSTANDARD.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the 
proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the TRICORUS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONDARK 5658                22  13  0   110       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WACHICHU 5476                23  11  0   106       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 SKALVORD 5623                19  27  0    99       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-PUMA 5676                    13   7  1    96       WILDCATS (594)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZELMA 5577                   21   4  0    87       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONTENEGRO 5678               4   0  1    66       WORLD BLADES 13 (595)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CM - SUBSTANDARD 5715         8   8  1    56       CM - THE REVENGE (596)
 HARGERD 5695                 14  13  0    55       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-NERDS 5729                    4   1  0    48       CM - THE REVENGE (596)
-PAST TENSE 5768               3   0  0    37       CM - THE REVENGE (596)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIGRESS 5749                  3   4  1    31       WILDCATS (594)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOW ROSE 5789              2   1  0    22       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-LYNX 5784                     2   0  0    15       WILDCATS (594)
-FREDDY 5747                   1   0  0    15       CM - THE REVENGE (596)
-MILEY CYRUS 5788              1   1  0    13       WILDCATS (594)
-CHEETAH 5758                  1   0  0    13       WILDCATS (594)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TALL BULL 5703          7 12 0 DARK HORSEMEN 433    TIGRESS 5749          623   
WOLFRAIN 5757           4  8 1 DARK HORSEMEN 433    CM - SUBSTANDARD 5715 626   
DA2 5680                0  1 0 WORLD BLADES 13 595  WATER GOLEM           626  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sorry no personals today.  Time ran out. -- Jorja

This personal contains no information.  You need not read it.  It exists only to
convince hal that the critical parts of the newsletter are present and ready to
print.

     The Fall Mail-In Tourney is DUE on the 30th of October and will run on November
     2nd.  Turns received later than the 30th may not get input.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was butchered by WATER GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SKALVORD devastated M. CHARDINEE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
MOONDARK demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
HARGERD was devastated by MONTENEGRO in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
CM - SUBSTANDARD murdered WOLFRAIN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SHADOW ROSE vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  17 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  19 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 626 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         3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MOONDARK 5658              22  13  0  110 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HARGERD 5695               14  13  0   55 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SKALVORD 5623.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MONTENEGRO 5678.  The ten other most popular fighters were SKALVORD 5623, CM - 
SUBSTANDARD 5715, SHADOW ROSE 5789, DA2 5680, MOONDARK 5658, HARGERD 5695, WOLFRAIN 
5757,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was WOLFRAIN 5757.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HARGERD 5695, MOONDARK 5658, DA2 5680, SHADOW ROSE 5789, CM - 
SUBSTANDARD 5715, SKALVORD 5623, MONTENEGRO 5678,  0,  0, and  0.