DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-228

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KONA QUAIL
ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2666) [23-8-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KONA QUAIL                     GISBORNE
ISLANDERS (247)                KIWI CONNECTION (301)
(59-2666) [23-8-0,123]         (59-2709) [7-2-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROSE SHELL                     ROSE SHELL
ISLANDERS (247)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2658) [19-17-0,93]         (59-2658) [19-17-0,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ISLANDERS (247)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIWI CONNECTION (301)       17
2. ISLANDERS (247)              8      ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
3. ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)        6      Unchartered Team

                                       KIWI CONNECTION (301)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)     47  35  4 57.3   1/ 1 ISLANDERS (247)          10  5 0
 2/ 2*KIWI CONNECTION (301)     20  15  1 57.1   2/ 2*KIWI CONNECTION (301)     7  6 0
 3/ 3 ISLANDERS (247)          256 365  8 41.2   3/ 3 ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)     5  8 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 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.

     I long for the day when some other gladiators advance far enough to make holding
the title a real challenge.

                                     Kona Quail

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  ALL-STAR NANA'S had cause to celebrate, after 
RAVE got 18 points by beating KIRRALA.  KIRRALA certainly had a baffled expression on 
hers face, after losing to RAVE and losing 16 points in the process!  KONA QUAIL 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by KUNG-FU MASTER of ILLIS.  Does ILLIS 
have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who's the team that's been walking 
into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the 
arena.  A certain tavern in ILLIS would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  ILLIS, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Welcome Wench.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KONA QUAIL 2666              23   8  0   123       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSE SHELL 2658              19  17  0    93       ISLANDERS (247)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAVE 2701                     6   3  1    78       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANANA 2702                   6   3  2    66       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
 GISBORNE 2709                 7   2  0    63       KIWI CONNECTION (301)
 STINGAREE 2698               13   8  0    61       ISLANDERS (247)
 KIRRALA 2691                 11  10  0    58       ISLANDERS (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LA JOLLA 2703                 8   6  1    39       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLUFFY BUNNY 2714             3   5  0    31       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARPER 2727                   2   0  0    22       KIWI CONNECTION (301)
 BUXTON 2724                   2   1  0    21       KIWI CONNECTION (301)
 PAPARANGI 2710                5   4  0    19       KIWI CONNECTION (301)
 CHERVIL BEN 2723              1   4  0     7       ISLANDERS (247)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I have never cared for Kung-Fu, and I'm not going to start studying it now. --
Kirrala

Gisborne -- Odd, you don't look like a golem. -- Rose Shell
P.S.  I could see that you were in need of a loss, to keep you balanced.  Glad to
help out.  Ask me any time.

Fluffy Bunny -- Ick.  Ack.  Yuck. -- Stinagree

Buxton -- Oh, well, win some, lose some.  Guess it was my turn to lose again. --
Chervil Ben

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

KONA QUAIL bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ROSE SHELL savagely defeated GISBORNE in a popular 3 minute gruesome one-sided melee.
KIRRALA was devastated by RAVE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BANANA was narrowly defeated by M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 5 minute match.
LA JOLLA was devastated by STINGAREE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FLUFFY BUNNY was bested by TITUS PULLO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
PAPARANGI was overpowered by TITUS PULLO in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
HARPER vanquished CHERVIL BEN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BUXTON vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  16 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |

Turn 228 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         1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KONA QUAIL 2666            23   8  0  123 ISLANDERS (247)
WALL OF STEEL    ROSE SHELL 2658            19  17  0   93 ISLANDERS (247)
PARRY-STRIKE     RAVE 2701                   6   3  1   78 ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
STRIKING ATTACK  BANANA 2702                 6   3  2   66 ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GISBORNE 2709               7   2  0   63 KIWI CONNECTION (301)
LUNGING ATTACK   STINGAREE 2698             13   8  0   61 ISLANDERS (247)
SLASHING ATTACK  KIRRALA 2691               11  10  0   58 ISLANDERS (247)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ROSE SHELL 2658.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ROSE SHELL 2658.  The ten other most popular fighters were BANANA 2702, FLUFFY 
BUNNY 2714, KONA QUAIL 2666, HARPER 2727, BUXTON 2724, RAVE 2701, STINGAREE 2698, 
PAPARANGI 2710, GISBORNE 2709, and KIRRALA 2691.

The least popular fighter this week was CHERVIL BEN 2723.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LA JOLLA 2703, KIRRALA 2691, GISBORNE 2709, PAPARANGI 2710, 
STINGAREE 2698, RAVE 2701, BUXTON 2724, HARPER 2727, KONA QUAIL 2666, and FLUFFY 
BUNNY 2714.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KONA QUAIL (59-2666) ISLANDERS (247)