DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/13/2010    Duedate: 09/25/2010

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JERANS LA'ROC
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4501) [21-15-2,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JERANS LA'ROC                  POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            
(62-4501) [21-15-2,104]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JERANS LA'ROC                  MURDER FACE
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            DETHKLOT (450)
(62-4501) [21-15-2,104]        (62-4551) [8-7-4,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         23
2. DETHKLOT (450)              10      DETHKLOT (450)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       RED WARRIORS (119)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DETHKLOT (450)            42  28  8 60.0   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      12  3 0
 2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      386 448  8 46.3   2/ 2 DETHKLOT (450)            7  5 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 657): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 540): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 663): BOB THE INHALER of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 634): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 658): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 653): UPPER DECK of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 662): DOOM DWARF of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 646): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 648): CLOVER of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 647): MILLHAUSER of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 615): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 602): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 595): EACHAM of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 546): SAARVEGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 260): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 251): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 491): FARGO HAIL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 228): ARAMIS RAMIREZ of PURPLE PLATYPI (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 539): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 657): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 540): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 663): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 634): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 658): JAMES BONDAGE (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 653): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 662): BONSUR LONG NAMES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 646): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 648): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 647): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 615): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 602): THE OAFS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 377): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 595): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 546): QUESTIONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 260): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 251): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 491): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 228): MONGREL HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 539) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 658): PENDRU ROST of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 653): EVE AND EMMA of PYSCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 648): PLANKTON of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 595): EACHAM of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 491): FARGO HAIL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     This was a Convicted Assassin?  I can see why he was convicted, but how did he
ever manage an assassination?  Who did he kill, a crippled old man?  He's pathetic.

                                     Fargo Hail

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in VALAMANTIS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, GILFMET 
IVERS fought PICKLES and gained 19 points and contributed to MIDDLE WAY 10's 4-1-0.  
PICKLES has lost to GILFMET IVERS, falling 10 points, while helping make DETHKLOT a 
3-1-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and FARGO HAIL 
remains VALAMANTIS' top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I 
have heard from unimpeachable sources that Drunkard's Guild uses trolls in their 
stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  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 you see my quill in VALAMANTIS again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JERANS LA'ROC 4501           21  15  2   104       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMEMMA LOCA 4523            16  13  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GILFMET IVERS 4568            5   1  0    55       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 NATHAN 4552                   9   6  3    53       DETHKLOT (450)
 SQUIZGOR 4553                10   5  0    52       DETHKLOT (450)
 MURDER FACE 4551              8   7  4    50       DETHKLOT (450)
 PICKLES 4550                  9   6  1    38       DETHKLOT (450)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMROM LLEWS 4570              3   0  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LAND SLIDE 4554         4  2 1 DISASTERS 448        JERANS LA'ROC 4501    488  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kung-Fu Master.  Got him. -- Jerans La'Roc

I felt sorry for the Veteran Mercenary, okay?  Sue me.  It can't be easy being a
Rirorni vet in a Delarquan town. -- JimEmma Loca

Pickles -- It's fights like this that sour my disposition. -- Gilfmet Ivers

Nobody loves an Embezzling Scribe, including me. -- Imrom Llews

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.

     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

21 August 2010
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                                      ALLIANCES
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 turns)
           Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

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 Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  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:
        1.  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.)
        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 an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter. 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 in the newsletter
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
(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).
               d.  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.
               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. (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:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
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 have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

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 15 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 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths 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 five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes 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, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two 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
DM47 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 and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     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 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 or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FARGO HAIL viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
JERANS LA'ROC demolished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
JIMEMMA LOCA was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute duel.
GILFMET IVERS devastated PICKLES in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MURDER FACE savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute competition.
NATHAN defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
SQUIZGOR viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute competition.
IMROM LLEWS won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   5 -  2      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  17 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 492 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
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      JERANS LA'ROC 4501         21  15  2  104 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
SLASHING ATTACK  JIMEMMA LOCA 4523          16  13  0   66 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
BASHING ATTACK   GILFMET IVERS 4568          5   1  0   55 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
STRIKING ATTACK  PICKLES 4550                9   6  1   38 DETHKLOT (450)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JERANS LA'ROC 4501.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MURDER FACE 4551.  The ten other most popular fighters were GILFMET IVERS 
4568, NATHAN 4552, SQUIZGOR 4553, JERANS LA'ROC 4501, IMROM LLEWS 4570, JIMEMMA LOCA 
4523, PICKLES 4550,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was PICKLES 4550.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JIMEMMA LOCA 4523, IMROM LLEWS 4570, JERANS LA'ROC 4501, SQUIZGOR 4553, 
NATHAN 4552, GILFMET IVERS 4568, MURDER FACE 4551,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

JERANS LA'ROC (62-4501) MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

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

FARGO HAIL (62-4530) MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)