DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/07/2010    Duedate: 09/20/2010

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-483

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EBAN STRANGER
WAYFARERS (248)
(63-2816) [9-2-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EBAN STRANGER                  JOINT PAIN
WAYFARERS (248)                TOO OLD (327)
(63-2816) [9-2-0,94]           (63-2831) [3-0-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORARIO                        NOT SO HOT
WAYFARERS (248)                TOO OLD (327)
(63-2813) [10-6-0,67]          (63-2830) [3-0-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TOO OLD (327)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             26
2. BAD GIRLS (325)             17      BAD GIRLS (325)
3. TOO OLD (327)                2      Unchartered Team

                                       TOO OLD (327)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*TOO OLD (327)             11   1  2 91.7   1/ 1*TOO OLD (327)            11  1 2
 2/ 2 BAD GIRLS (325)           29  19  6 60.4   2/ 2 WAYFARERS (248)          10  4 0
 3/ 3 WAYFARERS (248)          743 799 16 48.2   3/ 3 BAD GIRLS (325)           2  1 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 326): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 653): EQUALIZER of CANNIBALZ (Hannibal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 653): TIPPI TURTLE of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 638): JULES of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 641): EARTH QUAKE of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 637): JIFI of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 637): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 635): MAJOR MARTIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 598): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 595): LUCKY DAWG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 586): BROTHER JEROME of FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 273): TORTURING TULIP of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 482): EBAN STRANGER of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 227): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 538): GOKU of DRAGONBALL Z (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 326): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 653): THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 653): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 638): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 641): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 637): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 637): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 635): RANDOM (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 597): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 595): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 585): FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 273): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 482): TOO OLD (?, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 227): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 538): SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 653): DRAYTON FLASHSTONE of IMMORTALS (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 653): FLOPEAR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 637): JIFI of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
                              BELLE ISSIMO of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 635): MAJOR MARTIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 595): LUCKY DAWG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                 (turn 594): SKITZOID SNOOPY of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 482): LADY CHUCK of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I guess the Khalhums Dwarf was having an off day.  But hey, he could get a day
job taking care of houseplants.  Doesn't look like he could kill one.

                                   Eban Stranger

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  AMEN-TEI needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Cut this out and put 
it in your scrapbooks, WAYFARERS!  'Cause they got 4-1-0 and moved up to 2nd!  MVP 
award for LIZZIE BORDEN?  BAD GIRLS' proud of her after beating CANE and getting 16 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  CANE got smashed by LIZZIE BORDEN, and lost 
14 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  EBAN STRANGER stopped M. 
CHARDINEE dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said AMEN-TEI's Duelmaster 
was paying for drinks at The Welcome Wench?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  BAD GIRLS was 
the most avoided team.  Is a 29-19-6 record really that scary?  Is there some deep 
dark secret why TOO OLD's been avoiding BAD GIRLS so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All AMEN-TEI ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to 
hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EBAN STRANGER 2816            9   2  0    94       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BONNIE BARROW 2798           10   5  1   128       BAD GIRLS (325)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORARIO 2813                 10   6  0    67       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY SLIPPER 2815             9   5  0    59       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AILEEN WUORNOS 2810           5   1  1    51       BAD GIRLS (325)
 JOINT PAIN 2831               3   0  0    35       TOO OLD (327)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLATULENCE 2834               3   0  1    32       TOO OLD (327)
 LIZZIE BORDEN 2829            2   0  0    29       BAD GIRLS (325)
 NOT SO HOT 2830               3   0  0    26       TOO OLD (327)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOKO ONO 2823                 3   0  2    23       BAD GIRLS (325)
 CANE 2833                     2   1  1     8       TOO OLD (327)
 STALKING KELLORY 2835         0   2  0     3       WAYFARERS (248)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CULT MEMBER             0  0 0                      FLATULENCE 2834       483  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, dear!  I was laughing so hard at the "Virginal Concubine"--as if!, as Debby Tonte
would say, that I couldn't pay proper attention to fighting her.  Not that it seems
to have mattered. -- Lady Chuck
P.S.  Low/very low, lunge tactic?  Interesting.

The Honest Merchant.  Right. -- Korario

I find the Happy Peasant quite maddening.  Because he's so happy, regardless of what
happens to him.  Probably drugs, but I suppose it could be some kind of spell. --
Lady Slipper

Cane -- Have you eaten your vegetables today? -- Stalking Kellory

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

EBAN STRANGER devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
LADY CHUCK vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven battle.
LADY SLIPPER savagely defeated VISITING ORC in a 2 minute expert vs. amateur fight.
KORARIO luckily beat AILEEN WUORNOS in a exciting 1 minute bloody fight.
FLATULENCE viciously butchered CULT MEMBER in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
JOINT PAIN overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
YOKO ONO defeated STALKING KELLORY in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
LIZZIE BORDEN vanquished CANE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NOT SO HOT defeated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a popular 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        20 -   7 -  0      74  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   4 -  2      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 483 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         4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       EBAN STRANGER 2816          9   2  0   94 WAYFARERS (248)
STRIKING ATTACK  KORARIO 2813               10   6  0   67 WAYFARERS (248)
WALL OF STEEL    LADY SLIPPER 2815           9   5  0   59 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KORARIO 2813.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NOT SO HOT 2830.  The ten other most popular fighters were LADY SLIPPER 2815, 
FLATULENCE 2834, KORARIO 2813, AILEEN WUORNOS 2810, YOKO ONO 2823, STALKING KELLORY 
2835, EBAN STRANGER 2816, JOINT PAIN 2831, LIZZIE BORDEN 2829, and CANE 2833.

The least popular fighter this week was CANE 2833.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LIZZIE BORDEN 2829, JOINT PAIN 2831, EBAN STRANGER 2816, STALKING 
KELLORY 2835, YOKO ONO 2823, AILEEN WUORNOS 2810, KORARIO 2813, FLATULENCE 2834, LADY 
SLIPPER 2815, and NOT SO HOT 2830.

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

LADY CHUCK (63-2787) WAYFARERS (248)