DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/14/2008    Duedate: 12/11/2008

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-240

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VARDIN ABEQ
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
(54-3002) [8-9-0,55]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VARDIN ABEQ                    EBOLA BOB
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        UNDESIRABLE'S (323)
(54-3002) [8-9-0,55]           (54-3028) [2-1-2,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VARDIN ABEQ                    VARDIN ABEQ
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
(54-3002) [8-9-0,55]           (54-3002) [8-9-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

UNDESIRABLE'S (323)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UNDESIRABLE'S (323)         28
2. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)     19      TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
3. RAPTORZ (321)                0      Unchartered Team

                                       UNDESIRABLE'S (323)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*UNDESIRABLE'S (323)       12   3  7 80.0   1/ 2*UNDESIRABLE'S (323)      12  3 7
 2- 3*RAPTORZ (321)             27  17  5 61.4   2/ 1 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   9  6 0
 3/ 4 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  269 229 10 54.0   3- 3*RAPTORZ (321)             2  3 1

    '*'   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 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.

     Naturally I had to defeat the Rirorni Slaver, who was NOT a fine opponent but
rather low and despicable.  But still, it's ridiculous that I should be Duelmaster
with four fights.  Yes, that's right, not a single hidden tourney fight.  What you
see is what you get, and it's pathetic.  Ah, that doesn't mean I feel that *I* am
pathetic, just the arena, that I should gain the title so long before I'm ready.

                                   Allerdae Chan

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  TRADERS OF TROCAR?  Who?  UNDESIRABLE'S is the top team these days, 
buddies!  UNDESIRABLE'S had cause to celebrate, after TYPHOID MARY got 14 points by 
beating MAGE'S APPRENTICE.  Out with the old, in with the new.  Enter GURTARGAN MONK, 
handily defeating ALLERDAE CHAN.  With 55 points, VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR 
takes the position of TROCAR's Duelmaster.  So who was the warrior seen charging into 
immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VARDIN ABEQ 3002              8   9  0    55       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAVENZ 3014                   7   2  1    61       RAPTORZ (321)
-BLACKHAWKZ 3011               5   4  0    59       RAPTORZ (321)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMILDAR 3004                 9   4  2    52       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 KORASIM 3001                 12   5  0    50       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 ALLERDAE CHAN 3024            4   1  0    48       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FALCONZ 3013                  7   2  1    32       RAPTORZ (321)
-SPARROWZ 3016                 4   4  2    31       RAPTORZ (321)
 EBOLA BOB 3028                2   1  2    27       UNDESIRABLE'S (323)
 THE BLACK DEATH 3030          3   0  2    24       UNDESIRABLE'S (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYPHOID MARY 3027             2   1  1    19       UNDESIRABLE'S (323)
 MALARIA LARRY 3029            3   0  1    18       UNDESIRABLE'S (323)
 SYPHILIS SALLY 3026           2   1  1    16       UNDESIRABLE'S (323)
-F. SAENZ 3023                 1   1  0    10       RAPTORZ (321)
 EMNAR GORIN 3032              0   2  0     2       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-KENAZ THORSSON 2507           0   2  0     2       ODIN'S CHOSEN (264)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PRETTY LERONA           0  0 0                      THE BLACK DEATH 3030  240  NONE
DARSINGI FAL 3025       1  2 0 TRADERS OF TROCA 252 FALCONZ 3013          238   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ennar Gorin -- You had me concerned there.  I guess "luck" does have its factor. --
Malaria Larry

Jorja -- It's good to see you here.  I know now where the arena "gurus" (you and
Owlin) go to relax.  I hope your moving is going well.  Thank you for all your help.
-- Silky, mgr. Undesireables

Syphilis Sally -- We get all dressed up and there's no warriors to take us to the
ball.  I told you our reputation would follow us. -- Typhoid Mary

Listen, nobody told me I'd have to fight this Lake Patrol dude in the water!  I can't
swim! -- Korasim

Another Rirorni Slaver!  We're being overrun, I see.  This calls for stern measures.
Ah, poisoning the beer in the lowest dives occurs to me as a suitable strong measure.
-- Vardin Abeq

And a Slave Warrior.  Worse and worse. -- Samildar

Malaria Larry -- Death to mosquitoes. -- Emnar Gorin

Manager of Undesirable's -- I know I'm picky, maybe over-picky, but I've got this
thing about apostrophes.  Your team name is in the form of a possessive:  the
unspecified possessions of Undesirable.  Are the team members then your possessions?
-- Jorja

Silky -- Welcome, even if you are Undesirable. -- Jorja

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

ALLERDAE CHAN was devastated by GURTARGAN MONK in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
VARDIN ABEQ won victory over EBOLA BOB in a 2 minute expert vs. novice Title battle.
SAMILDAR vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
KORASIM demolished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
SYPHILIS SALLY defeated PRETTY LERONA in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
TYPHOID MARY bested MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 2 minute novice's competition.
EMNAR GORIN was overcome by MALARIA LARRY in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
THE BLACK DEATH savagely slew PRETTY LERONA in a 1 minute gory beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  4      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   3 -  3      77  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   6 -  3      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 240 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     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SAMILDAR 3004               9   4  2   52 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
TOTAL PARRY      KORASIM 3001               12   5  0   50 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
AIMED BLOW       ALLERDAE CHAN 3024          4   1  0   48 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VARDIN ABEQ 3002.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VARDIN ABEQ 3002.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAMILDAR 3004, 
TYPHOID MARY 3027, KORASIM 3001, SYPHILIS SALLY 3026, MALARIA LARRY 3029, ALLERDAE 
CHAN 3024, EMNAR GORIN 3032, THE BLACK DEATH 3030, EBOLA BOB 3028, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was EBOLA BOB 3028.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE BLACK DEATH 3030, EMNAR GORIN 3032, ALLERDAE CHAN 3024, MALARIA 
LARRY 3029, SYPHILIS SALLY 3026, KORASIM 3001, TYPHOID MARY 3027, SAMILDAR 3004, 
VARDIN ABEQ 3002, and  0.