DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/24/2008    Duedate: 12/06/2008

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-449

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INVUR KREB
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4449) [15-13-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INVUR KREB                     POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            
(62-4449) [15-13-0,110]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GORMODUC IRN                   ANGRY DECKHAND
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            DEATH MOB (15)
(62-4420) [14-25-0,73]         (62-4473) [8-6-0,81]

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. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         14      THE BEARS (268)
3. DEATH MOB (15)               0      Unchartered Team

                                       SLAYER SQUAD (169)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE BEARS (268)          393 355 35 52.5   1/ 1 DEATH MOB (15)            8  6 0
 2/ 2 DEATH MOB (15)           164 175 16 48.4   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       8  7 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      277 349  5 44.2   3/ 3 THE BEARS (268)           4  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 610): TONY STRAGUSA of BETTER OFF DEAD (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 493): HAROLUE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 618): THE CHIROPRACTOR of EVIL DUDES (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 613): SLINKY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 616): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 615): PENSACOLITA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 601): FROO-FROO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 600): ASSASSIN of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 572): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 564): POULAN of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 253): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 548): DIPSY DIXIE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 499): COLOROUTOFSPACE of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 240): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 448): INVUR KREB of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 204): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 492): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 610): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 493): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 618): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 613): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 616): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 615): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 601): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 600): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 572): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 564): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 253): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 548): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 499): DARK HORSEMEN (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 240): UNDESIRABLE'S (Slinky, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 448): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 204): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 492) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 617): KRONIC 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.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 601): FROO-FROO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                (turn 600): TOE PUPPET of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 600): ASSASSIN of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
                           KEROUAC of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 447): WOLF RIDER of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     A Veteran Mercenary?  Where is everybody who should be contending for the
title?

                                    Invur Kreb

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt VALAMANTIS will ever be the same.  And let's see, CHATTI fought EVANDER GILL 
and gained 21 points and contributed to DEATH MOB's 1-3-0.  EVANDER GILL has lost to 
CHATTI, falling 18 points, while helping make MIDDLE WAY 10 a 3-2-0 turn.  Well done, 
VALAMANTIS, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps INVUR 
KREB is not as thrilled, being challenged 2 times.  Defending his title for another 
turn, INVUR KREB kept THE BEARS' warrior, MASTIFF, from claiming the throne.  By the 
way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The 
Aradi Alyia?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the MIDDLE WAY 
10 stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on VALAMANTIS, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided MIDDLE WAY 10 stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was THE BEARS.  Anyone surprised?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Banners at half mast, warriors, MIDDLE WAY 10 has lost DARCI FERRIN, 
and you might say all of VALAMANTIS has felt the loss, except maybe THE BEARS.  We'd 
like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who 
you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in VALAMANTIS and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INVUR KREB 4449              15  13  0   110       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUSSIAN BEAR 4427            12  10  2   123       THE BEARS (268)
 CHATTI 4448                  15  10  0    93       DEATH MOB (15)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASTIFF 4446                 12   5  0    87       THE BEARS (268)
 ANGRY DECKHAND 4473           8   6  0    81       DEATH MOB (15)
 GORMODUC IRN 4420            14  25  0    73       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 EVANDER GILL 4470            11   8  0    71       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ISOMBARD KORL 4462            8  12  0    49       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 FYRE SWORD 4481               6   4  1    42       DEATH MOB (15)
 SALTY DOG 4471                8  10  0    37       DEATH MOB (15)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEN 4491                      2   0  1    33       THE BEARS (268)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO FEAR 4492                  1   0  0    14       THE BEARS (268)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DARCI FERRIN 4487       6  3 1 MIDDLE WAY 10 420    BEN 4491              449   
HUGGER 4489             0  1 0 THE BEARS 268        BLACK ORC             449  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Angry Deckhand -- Listen, bub, if you're going to deal, you'd better calm down, or
you'll have the cards all over the floor. -- Gormoduc Irn

Ah, the "I'm really a dwarf from Khalhums whatever the Commission thinks" Khalhums
Dwarf.  I will admit, the Commission can be very odd about race attributions. --
Evander Gill
P.S.  But as long as I win, so what?

Salty Dog -- Makes me thirsty! -- Darci Ferrin

Fyre Sword -- Damn, I meant to bring out a fire extinguisher, but one of the stewards
took it away from me to "check it over" and never gave it back. -- Isombard Kohl

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

HUGGER was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
INVUR KREB vanquished MASTIFF in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
CHATTI demolished EVANDER GILL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ANGRY DECKHAND was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute contest.
GORMODUC IRN demolished FYRE SWORD in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
ISOMBARD KORL savagely defeated SALTY DOG in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
DARCI FERRIN was dealt death by BEN in a 2 minute competition.
NO FEAR overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a crowd boring 4 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  20 -  3      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  20 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 449 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  INVUR KREB 4449            15  13  0  110 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
PARRY-LUNGE      CHATTI 4448                15  10  0   93 DEATH MOB (15)
LUNGING ATTACK   MASTIFF 4446               12   5  0   87 THE BEARS (268)
BASHING ATTACK   ANGRY DECKHAND 4473         8   6  0   81 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 ANGRY DECKHAND 4473.  The ten other most popular fighters were ISOMBARD KORL 
4462, BEN 4491, GORMODUC IRN 4420, INVUR KREB 4449, SALTY DOG 4471, DARCI FERRIN 
4487, CHATTI 4448, FYRE SWORD 4481, HUGGER 4489, and MASTIFF 4446.

The least popular fighter this week was NO FEAR 4492.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EVANDER GILL 4470, MASTIFF 4446, HUGGER 4489, FYRE SWORD 4481, CHATTI 
4448, DARCI FERRIN 4487, SALTY DOG 4471, INVUR KREB 4449, GORMODUC IRN 4420, and BEN 
4491.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
5 2979 (174-108-4)                     6  3  0         NUMBERS              

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE ETERNAL PLEDGE 2931 (97-49-0)      6  3  0         LEGENDS OF TKE       
PARTING THE SILK 3015 (83-69-3)        2  3  0         THE ONENESS          

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
2 2976 (79-63-4)                       2  3  0         NUMBERS              

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLEETBOMB 3234 (18-16-0)               5  3  0         MONSTER RANCHER      

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MADE A COMBO 3896 (8-6-0)              7  3  0         WON AT POOL          
BLUE BUTTERFLY 3642 (5-1-0)            5  3  0         MIKE'S INK           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MASTIFF 4446 (11-4-0)                  1  3  0         THE BEARS            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WHITE WIZARD 4484 (0-0-0)              5  3  0         HILLTOP GURUS        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEN 4491 (0-0-0)                       7  3  0         THE BEARS            
SPEARFISHER 4437 (0-0-0)               4  3  0         SEA DOGS             
DOUR DOCKWORKER 4440 (0-0-0)           0  2  0         SEA DOGS             
DRIFTWOOD 4443 (0-0-0)                 0  2  0  DEAD   SEA DOGS             
SILVERBEARD 4442 (0-0-0)               0  2  0         SEA DOGS             
SWIFTY 4488 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         THE BEARS            

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEN STONE 3167 (12-7-1)                5  3  1         THE BEARS            
TROGLIN 4233 (5-5-0)                   1  2  0  DEAD   PHILANTHROPISTS