DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/07/2013    Duedate: 10/19/2013

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-572

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUBWAY
PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)
(62-4188) [15-2-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUBWAY                         POSITION IS EMPTY
PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)           
(62-4188) [15-2-0,110]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ODER QUIN                      A-5
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            A UNIT (332)
(62-4729) [6-12-1,48]          (62-4752) [1-1-0,12]

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)         48
2. MAGIC INGREDIENTS (466)      6      PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)
3. PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)         2      Unchartered Team
4. A UNIT (332)                 2
5. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (463)      0      MINIVANS (189)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DARKLING HOST (337)        1   0  0  100   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       9  6 1
 2/ 2 PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)      44  18  2 71.0   2/ 3 PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)      3  0 0
 3/ 3 MAGIC INGREDIENTS (466)    7   4  0 63.6   3/ 4 A UNIT (332)              3  1 0
 4- 4 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (463)   32  19  0 62.7   4- 2 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (463)   3  1 0
 5/ 5 A UNIT (332)               8   8  0 50.0   5- 6*DARKLING HOST (337)       1  0 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      576 648 13 47.1   6/ 7 MAGIC INGREDIENTS (466)   0  3 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 737): S... MC of RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 620): PETER NETLEY of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 742): DAVID CONE of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 714): QUEEN OF COOL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 738): SAIRY WELLS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 733): DOVAHKIIN of SKYRIM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 742): YORKE of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 726): 2012 of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 728): ACE of CONSORTIUM CREW (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 727): SEVN HELLS of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 693): ONE MIC of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 682): NILISMARIN SALM of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 317): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 675): KARMIC KUDZU of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 626): MOONDARK of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): DESERT PEARL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 571): SUBWAY of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 619): CRYSOPRASE of ILLFANG PACT (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 737): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 620): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 742): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 714): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 738): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 733): BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 742): TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 726): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 728): STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 727): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 693): STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 382): SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 317): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 675): DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 626): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): SNARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 571): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 619) BRUTAL LEGION et al (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 742): DAVID CONE of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 727): HAMILCAR of BLOOD AND SAND (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 681): ZINA of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)

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THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!
          THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!

     Gather your alliance-mates and friends.  Prepare your warriors and teams.  Turf
War NINE (TW9) is beginning the mid-Feb 2014 turn right after the winter Face in DM47
North Fork (currently MAMBOLAND).
     Alliances -- 2 to 4 teams
     Cost      -- two Rollup CERTS
     Prizes    -- certs, potions, honor & glory
     Length    -- 10 turns
     Moderators -- same old Oz and Master Darque

Rules, including details, are below.
.....................................................................................
                                 *TURF WAR 9 RULES*

Starting Mid-Feb 2014 (10 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.  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.)
     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 or Chatzy will not be accepted.
         a.  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.
         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 same or
subsequent newsletter by the alliance Captain they will represent.
         c.  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).
         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 3 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:
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, points are split 2/2, 1/1/1, 1/1/1/1, no points if 5+ tie)

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 wariors = 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
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points (if still
tied after that, 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 wariors = 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
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points if still
tied after that, no points awarded).

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
It is to the team's/alliance's advantage that you do so.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior or 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.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
same turn.  (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death or
death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a team
at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)

Downchallenges:
     1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior with lesser
recognition points.
     2.  No challenge or bloodfeud by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     3.  No challenge of the Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     4.  Bloodfeuds against warriors with lesser recognition are deemed
downchallenges.

Tournament Considerations:
     1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
     2.  It is an opportunity to gain skills and preferred challenging within the
Turf War.

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 four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance for
the Turf War VII. The minimum is two (2).
     4.  The Dark Arena may be used at any time without penalty.
     5.  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:
     1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
     2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
     3.  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).
     4.  +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.
     5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual 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) (Endu award)
     6. Two additional 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 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 noting the following concepts/changes:
1. simpler scoring based primarily on wins and fight participation
2. DA is treated as simply another fight
3. Down-challenging is penalized
4. no emphasis/scoring on kills
5. 10 rounds

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I wonder if the Clown realizes the joke is on him.  Brooms pick up the confetti
far faster than he can possibly make it.  I suppose he could buy it prepackaged, but
what a waste of money!  Especially since he uses it every turn.
     I reached a milestone last turn; 14 wins.  That means that all I need to do is
survive 4 more fights and the commission will grant me immortality!  And while the
past is certainly no assurance of the future, I have now disposed of Clown Confetti
three times.  Is four more a possibility?

Subway

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
VALAMANTIS.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  
Hey everybody, watch out for LUDWIG MILT, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after 
mashing AMBITIOUS GUARD like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days 
it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  A-1 was overcame by KIM NEUW and drops 9 
points.  Well, everybody's pal SUBWAY moved his record to 15-2-0 by defeating CLOWN 
CONFETTI in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 2 recognition points.  Can you 
believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that PUBLIC TRANSIT was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of PUBLIC TRANSIT's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not 
be funny, but catch MAGIC INGREDIENTS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be 
fairly deft at running from PUBLIC TRANSIT.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the VALAMANTIS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye. 
(Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUBWAY 4188                  15   2  0   110       PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLOWN CONFETTI 4745           7   4  0    74       MAGIC INGREDIENTS (466)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIM NEUW 4713                11  11  1    63       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-DANG LEN 4694                13   7  0    62       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (463)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A-1 4751                      7   3  0    49       A UNIT (332)
 ODER QUIN 4729                6  12  1    48       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 LON OLBERT 4715               7  13  0    44       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 LUDWIG MILT 4757              6   4  0    44       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-BONY TONY 4733                7   4  0    36       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (463)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LENDIS OHLM 4734              4  13  0    30       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-MILKY WAYNE 4692              3   2  0    24       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (463)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LAZY LOUIE 4691               5   1  0    16       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (463)
-NIGHTSTORM 3157               1   0  0    13       DARKLING HOST (337)
 A-5 4752                      1   1  0    12       A UNIT (332)
-A-4 3084                      0   2  0     2       A UNIT (332)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yes, the confetti and rain was not a happy day for our janitor, but he got it all
cleaned up and the Subway is still sparkling clean. -- Public Transit Authorities

Subway -- And the broom sweeps clean, too.  Good. -- Jorja

Tony -- For all the good it did me. -- Lon Olbert

Dang Len -- And Heck Len, too.  Everybody ELSE on my team drew a standby.  True, Lon
Olbert managed to lose to his, but the other three WON.  Why couldn't *I* have drawn
and defeated a standby? -- Lendis Ohm

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUBWAY bested CLOWN CONFETTI in a 1 minute Title fight.
A-1 was bested by KIM NEUW in a 3 minute duel.
LENDIS OHLM was demolished by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
ODER QUIN overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
LUDWIG MILT devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
LON OLBERT devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute uneven brawl.
A-5 defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 572 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SUBWAY 4188                15   2  0  110 PUBLIC TRANSIT (418)
BASHING ATTACK   CLOWN CONFETTI 4745         7   4  0   74 MAGIC INGREDIENTS (466)
AIMED BLOW       A-1 4751                    7   3  0   49 A UNIT (332)
STRIKING ATTACK  LUDWIG MILT 4757            6   4  0   44 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ODER QUIN 4729.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was A-5 4752.  The ten other most popular fighters were KIM NEUW 4713, ODER QUIN 
4729, SUBWAY 4188, A-1 4751, LUDWIG MILT 4757, LON OLBERT 4715, CLOWN CONFETTI 4745, 
LENDIS OHLM 4734,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was LENDIS OHLM 4734.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CLOWN CONFETTI 4745, LON OLBERT 4715, LUDWIG MILT 4757, A-1 
4751, SUBWAY 4188, ODER QUIN 4729, KIM NEUW 4713, A-5 4752,  0, and  0.