DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/13/2015    Duedate: 08/26/2015

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-644

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLACK STEEL
SKULL SQUADRON (28)
(56-3469) [16-16-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLACK STEEL                    OVECHKIN
SKULL SQUADRON (28)            MISSING TEETH (470)
(56-3469) [16-16-0,108]        (56-4594) [7-0-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARBINGER                      MYTORI PRIEST
SKULL SQUADRON (28)            SKULL SQUADRON (28)
(56-4561) [6-7-0,54]           (56-4559) [10-3-1,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SKULL SQUADRON (28)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MISSING TEETH (470)         22
2. SKULL SQUADRON (28)         10      SKULL SQUADRON (28)
3. DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)    10      Unchartered Team
4. DRACO (465)                  7
5. WEIRD STUDENTS (469)         0      DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)   2   0  0  100   1/ 2 SKULL SQUADRON (28)       8  7 0
 2- 1*PICTURE THIS (448)         2   0  0  100   2/ 7*MISSING TEETH (470)       4  4 0
 3- 4*WEIRD STUDENTS (469)       9   5  0 64.3   3/ 1 MEN OF STEEL (131)        4  6 1
 4- 6 CLONE WARS (462)          40  26  1 60.6   4/ 4 DRACO (465)               3  0 0
 5/ 7 SKULL SQUADRON (28)      406 322 24 55.8   5- 3 CLONE WARS (462)          3  6 0
 6/ 9 DRACO (465)                8   7  0 53.3   6/ 8*DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)  2  0 0
 7- 8 THEM (433)               156 153 12 50.5   7- 6*WEIRD STUDENTS (469)      2  2 0
 8/10 MEN OF STEEL (131)       286 332 39 46.3   8- 5*PICTURE THIS (448)        1  0 0
 9/11*MISSING TEETH (470)       13  16  0 44.8   9-10 THEM (433)                1  2 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, ROCANIS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, MEN OF STEEL, since SKULL 
SQUADRON took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  MISSING TEETH 
turned their 2-1-0 turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better 
than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the 
throne, HONDO OHNAKA has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm 
earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as BLACK STEEL takes the Title 
and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good 
mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, 
ROCANIS?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  MEN OF STEEL was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was SKULL SQUADRON.  Ha ha ha ha!  JOMMY was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to STAMKOS of MISSING TEETH 
for challenging up by 21 to LOCKY.  STAMKOS won to get 47 points of recognition.  And 
we have MYTORI PRIEST in a challenge, going down 14 points for the fight.  Guess 
what?  I thought MYTORI PRIEST showed great skill and promise when he subdued JOMMY.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK STEEL 3469             16  16  0   108       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HONDO OHNAKA 4473            12   2  0   134       CLONE WARS (462)
 MYTORI PRIEST 4559           10   3  1    91       SKULL SQUADRON (28)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AHSOKA TANO 4471             11   2  1    78       CLONE WARS (462)
 JOMMY 4539                   11   9  1    75       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OVECHKIN 4594                 7   0  0    64       MISSING TEETH (470)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARBINGER 4561                6   7  0    54       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
-PRINTS OF WHALES 4289         2   0  0    53       PICTURE THIS (448)
 IOTA DRACONIS 4546            8   4  0    50       DRACO (465)
-DA1 4599                      4   2  1    50       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 STAMKOS 4598                  5   2  0    47       MISSING TEETH (470)
-T BONES 4551                  5   1  1    44       THEM (433)
-SILMIS VEY 4514               7   6  0    41       CLONE WARS (462)
 ONE EYE 3578                  6   8  0    38       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
 LOCKY 4581                    4   9  0    36       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOCASTA NU 4470               5   6  0    33       CLONE WARS (462)
-SORA BULQ 4558                4   7  0    29       CLONE WARS (462)
 VEALZEBUB 4623                2   0  0    29       DEMONIC DELICACIES (471)
-RICH RODDY 4592               3   0  0    26       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
-SHALLOW SLAMMY 4589           2   1  0    24       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOLLY JOE 4590                1   2  0    15       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
-NARROW MIND 4633              1   0  0    15       THEM (433)
 RAO 4607                      3   4  0    13       SKULL SQUADRON (28)
-GREYLOCK 4605                 2   2  0    10       MEN OF STEEL (131)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROKEN BRIAN 4591             1   2  0     9       WEIRD STUDENTS (469)
-VISITOR 4562                  2   2  0     8       THEM (433)
-STAJAN 4612                   1   3  0     6       MISSING TEETH (470)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 4640                0  1 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     NAIRON                644  NONE
PENALTY BOX 8 4639      0  1 0 MISSING TEETH 470    STEV STONEFIST        644  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by NAIRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PENALTY BOX 8 was butchered by STEV STONEFIST in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MYTORI PRIEST savagely defeated JOMMY in a exciting 7 minute gory Challenge melee.
HARBINGER lost to OVECHKIN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge brawl.
STAMKOS savagely defeated LOCKY in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
VEALZEBUB devastated RAO in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven Challenge brawl.
BLACK STEEL overpowered ROCANI TURNCOAT in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
ONE EYE was savagely defeated by IOTA DRACONIS in a action packed 3 minute melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     23 -   7 -  1      77  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  38 -  1      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  27 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  1      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  21 -  0      13  |

Turn 644 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MYTORI PRIEST 4559         10   3  1   91 SKULL SQUADRON (28)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOMMY 4539                 11   9  1   75 MEN OF STEEL (131)
WALL OF STEEL    OVECHKIN 4594               7   0  0   64 MISSING TEETH (470)
LUNGING ATTACK   STAMKOS 4598                5   2  0   47 MISSING TEETH (470)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HARBINGER 4561.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MYTORI PRIEST 4559.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARBINGER 4561, 
IOTA DRACONIS 4546, JOMMY 4539, STAMKOS 4598, VEALZEBUB 4623, ONE EYE 3578, OVECHKIN 
4594, BLACK STEEL 3469, DA1 4640, and PENALTY BOX 8 4639.

The least popular fighter this week was RAO 4607.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LOCKY 4581, PENALTY BOX 8 4639, DA1 4640, BLACK STEEL 3469, OVECHKIN 
4594, ONE EYE 3578, VEALZEBUB 4623, STAMKOS 4598, JOMMY 4539, and IOTA DRACONIS 4546.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLACK STEEL (56-3469) SKULL SQUADRON (28)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LV

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SONIC 1695 (73-53-2)                   1  4  1         THE ALLIANCE         
TWILIGHT ZONE 1694 (79-58-1)           1  4  0         THE ALLIANCE         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ASHEN SHUGAR 1867 (62-77-5)            6  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         
CALIS 3426 (50-71-0)                   1  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KALDOR 2134 (44-43-1)                  1  3  0         THE ALLIANCE         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BACK 3949 (21-20-0)                    2  3  0         GET                  
SLICE CONSTRUCT 3181 (31-25-1)         2  3  0         ANYWAYUSLICEIT       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MACROS THE BLACK 4492 (15-5-2)         3  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         
AHSOKA TANO 4471 (11-1-1)              2  3  0         CLONE WARS           
PRINTS OF WHALES 4289 (2-0-0)          0  3  0         PICTURE THIS         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PANCAKES 4241 (6-3-0)                  0  3  0         GET                  

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OVECHKIN 4594 (5-0-0)                  5  3  1         MISSING TEETH        
STAMKOS 4598 (3-2-0)                   3  3  0         MISSING TEETH        
JOLLY JOE 4590 (1-1-0)                 1  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       
LISTLESS LARRY 4593 (2-0-0)            1  3  0  DEAD   WEIRD STUDENTS       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHALLOW SLAMMY 4589 (1-1-0)            3  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       
GREYLOCK 4605 (2-2-0)                  1  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         
RICH RODDY 4592 (2-0-0)                0  3  0         WEIRD STUDENTS       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VEALZEBUB 4623 (0-0-0)                14  3  2         DEMONIC DELICACIES   
KOLLOS 4621 (0-0-0)                    8  3  0         TREXTRAS             

   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