DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/10/2008    Duedate: 11/22/2008

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-448

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INVUR KREB
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4449) [14-13-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INVUR KREB                     POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            
(62-4449) [14-13-0,97]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GORMODUC IRN                   MASTIFF
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            THE BEARS (268)
(62-4420) [13-25-0,64]         (62-4446) [12-4-0,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH MOB (15)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BEARS (268)             31
2. DEATH MOB (15)              13      THE BEARS (268)
3. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)          9      Unchartered Team
4. GRIM OBITUARY (197)          0
                                       BOOM BABIES (97)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE BEARS (268)          391 353 34 52.6   1/ 1 DEATH MOB (15)           12  3 0
 2/ 2 DEATH MOB (15)           163 172 16 48.7   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       7  8 0
 3- 3 GRIM OBITUARY (197)      377 465 36 44.8   3/ 3 THE BEARS (268)           2  1 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      274 347  5 44.1   4- 4 GRIM OBITUARY (197)       1  4 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  DEATH MOB had cause to celebrate, after ANGRY DECKHAND got 21 points by 
beating GORMODUC IRN.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, ANGRY DECKHAND was 
winsome, after beating GORMODUC IRN and seeing him lose 17 points.  Well, Duelmaster 
WOLF RIDER Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's MOUNTAIN TROLL.  Is a 19-9-2 good 
enough?  The crowds were amazed this turn, as MOUNTAIN TROLL killed the Duelmaster, 
WOLF RIDER, leaving DEATH MOB in mourning.  The audience got their money's worth, as 
they witnessed INVUR KREB attain the throne at the cost of WOLF RIDER's life!  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?  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, GORMODUC IRN is the most challenged 
warrior.  MASTIFF found himself challenged by a warrior 23 below:  CHATTI.  CHATTI of 
DEATH MOB kept hers wits as she lost to MASTIFF.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure 
of writing Spyreports for VALAMANTIS?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INVUR KREB 4449              14  13  0    97       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUSSIAN BEAR 4427            12  10  2   123       THE BEARS (268)
 MASTIFF 4446                 12   4  0    95       THE BEARS (268)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVANDER GILL 4470            11   7  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 ANGRY DECKHAND 4473           8   5  0    82       DEATH MOB (15)
 CHATTI 4448                  14  10  0    72       DEATH MOB (15)
-OGRISH NOCLARR 3970          11   4  1    70       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
-ZAIN GRIMEYE 3976             7   7  0    70       GRIM OBITUARY (197)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORMODUC IRN 4420            13  25  0    64       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALTY DOG 4471                8   9  0    51       DEATH MOB (15)
 FYRE SWORD 4481               6   3  1    48       DEATH MOB (15)
 ISOMBARD KORL 4462            7  12  0    34       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GLAL 3994                     5   8  0    28       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
 DARCI FERRIN 4487             6   2  1    27       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATANZA 4350                  4   3  0    23       GRIM OBITUARY (197)
 BEN 4491                      1   0  0    13       THE BEARS (268)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WOLF RIDER 2132        19 10 2 DEATH MOB 15         MOUNTAIN TROLL        448  NONE
SWIFTY 4488             0  1 0 THE BEARS 268        MISTRESS SITALVA      448  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wolf Rider -- Ride, man, ride, and make sure you don't fall off. -- Evander Gill

The Veteran Mercenary must be hard up for eating money to sink to this. -- Invur Kreb

Catti -- I can't stand a talkative woman. -- Gormoduc Irn
P.S.  Even when she's an elf.

Fyre Sword -- Isn't there some kind of rule against that? -- Isombard Korl
P.S.  Or can I get a water sword to use against it?

Osksi must be in a hard way. -- Darci Ferrin

Our congratulations to Wolf Rider. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

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

WOLF RIDER was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SWIFTY was murdered by MISTRESS SITALVA in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
CHATTI was defeated by MASTIFF in a 2 minute master's Challenge duel.
ANGRY DECKHAND devastated GORMODUC IRN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
INVUR KREB devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
EVANDER GILL overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SALTY DOG bested DARCI FERRIN in a 2 minute competition.
FYRE SWORD defeated ISOMBARD KORL in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
BEN vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 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         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   6 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  19 -  3      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  19 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 448 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     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  INVUR KREB 4449            14  13  0   97 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
LUNGING ATTACK   MASTIFF 4446               12   4  0   95 THE BEARS (268)
BASHING ATTACK   ANGRY DECKHAND 4473         8   5  0   82 DEATH MOB (15)
PARRY-LUNGE      CHATTI 4448                14  10  0   72 DEATH MOB (15)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GORMODUC IRN 4420.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MASTIFF 4446.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANGRY DECKHAND 4473, 
EVANDER GILL 4470, SALTY DOG 4471, FYRE SWORD 4481, INVUR KREB 4449, CHATTI 4448, 
GORMODUC IRN 4420, DARCI FERRIN 4487, BEN 4491, and SWIFTY 4488.

The least popular fighter this week was ISOMBARD KORL 4462.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SWIFTY 4488, BEN 4491, DARCI FERRIN 4487, GORMODUC IRN 4420, 
CHATTI 4448, INVUR KREB 4449, FYRE SWORD 4481, SALTY DOG 4471, EVANDER GILL 4470, and 
ANGRY DECKHAND 4473.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

WOLF RIDER (62-2132) DEATH MOB (15)