DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/15/2013    Duedate: 10/28/2013

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-562

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THOMAS WIGLE
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
(63-2777) [13-6-3,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THOMAS WIGLE                   CROAKED KAYE
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)        GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)
(63-2777) [13-6-3,131]         (63-3065) [2-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THOMAS WIGLE                   THOMAS WIGLE
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)        MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
(63-2777) [13-6-3,131]         (63-2777) [13-6-3,131]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             26
2. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)      6      MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
3. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)      6      Unchartered Team
4. BRAIN BOYZ (269)             1
5. BAD GIRLS (325)              0      GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   90  35  9 72.0   1/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           9  5 0
 2- 3 BAD GIRLS (325)          111  94 13 54.1   2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   6  2 1
 3/ 1*GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)    2   2  0 50.0   3/ 4*GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)   2  2 0
 4/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          937 990 20 48.6   4- 3 BAD GIRLS (325)           1  2 0
 5/ 5*BRAIN BOYZ (269)           5  17  0 22.7   5/ 5*BRAIN BOYZ (269)          0  9 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 366): YOSEMITE of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 734): HONEY BOO BOO of REALITY TV (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 734): MAN MOUNTAIN of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 719): FARLIN MEEKS of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 721): POGO POLEN of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 718): MELONDIE PRINN of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 715): IMAGINATION of VCU COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 716): KEIRA of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 679): JACKAL of RANDOM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 676): 21STCENTURY SKITZOID of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 667): SNUFFY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 561): THOMAS WIGLE of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 267): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 619): KHARMA of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 365): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 734): CHAOS CARNIVAL (Nurgle, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 734): WRATHMEN! (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 719): MIDDLE WAY 15
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 721): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 718): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 715): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 716): QUARTERLY PROPHETS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 679): RANDOM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 676): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 667): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 561): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 267): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 619): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 366): YOSEMITE of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 718): MELONDIE PRINN of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
                              DMX of SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 667): CORBIN ROSS of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
                             ARLENE ROSS of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 561): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, 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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in AMEN-TEI 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, TOMAS KATT fought 
GANGLION and gained 10 points and contributed to WAYFARERS' 3-2-0.  GANGLION has lost 
to TOMAS KATT, falling 6 points, while helping make BRAIN BOYZ a 0-3-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and THOMAS WIGLE remains AMEN-TEI's 
top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Swinging Aardvark 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?  Is it really true that AMEN-TEI has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in AMEN-TEI, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOMAS WIGLE 2777            13   6  3   131       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DELILAH 2915                 12   7  1    91       BAD GIRLS (325)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JANICE DERBY 3006            13  14  0    90       WAYFARERS (248)
-K. GRIFFIN 2991               6   6  0    73       BAD GIRLS (325)
 POOR THING 2968              18  17  0    71       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 4 2802               7   1  0    53       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
-CASEY ANTHONY 3038            7   0  0    44       BAD GIRLS (325)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROAKED KAYE 3065             2   1  0    33       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (343)
 TOMAS KATT 3061               3   2  0    26       WAYFARERS (248)
-BATHSHEBA 3043                3   1  0    25       BAD GIRLS (325)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PFC 2 2812                    3   1  0    21       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 MOSS AGATE 3072               1   0  0    10       WAYFARERS (248)
 GANGLION 2226                 2   3  0     9       BRAIN BOYZ (269)
 HESITANT JAYWALKER 3073       1   0  0     8       WAYFARERS (248)
 GREY MATTER 2918              1   3  0     6       BRAIN BOYZ (269)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BIG BRAIN 3069          0  1 0 BRAIN BOYZ 269       STONE GOLEM           562  NONE
EMPTY KEN 3066          0  1 0 GARBAGE PAIL KID 343 STONE GOLEM           562  NONE
NILLA WAYFARER 2928    22 20 1 WAYFARERS 248        THOMAS WIGLE 2777     561   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Sergeant 3. -- Jorja and the Wayfarers

Oh, no!  Thomas Wigle ate the last 'nilla wafer in the box?  What are we going to DO?

And for the rest, only that WRETCHED Katt won a fight, and it was unbelievable.  I'd
go comfort myself with cookies and milk, but we're out of cookies. -- Janice Derby

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIG BRAIN was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
EMPTY KEN was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
THOMAS WIGLE savagely defeated JANICE DERBY in a 1 minute expert's Title fight.
POOR THING was narrowly defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
SERGEANT 4 won victory over CROAKED KAYE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
GREY MATTER was narrowly defeated by HESITANT JAYWALKER in a 1 minute amateur's brawl.
GANGLION was vanquished by TOMAS KATT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MOSS AGATE won victory over POLITE BEGGAR in a 3 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   1 -  0      92  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 562 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     3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THOMAS WIGLE 2777          13   6  3  131 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
WALL OF STEEL    POOR THING 2968            18  17  0   71 WAYFARERS (248)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THOMAS WIGLE 2777.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was EMPTY KEN 3066.  The ten other most popular fighters were BIG BRAIN 3069, 
THOMAS WIGLE 2777, POOR THING 2968, SERGEANT 4 2802, GREY MATTER 2918, HESITANT 
JAYWALKER 3073, TOMAS KATT 3061, MOSS AGATE 3072, CROAKED KAYE 3065, and JANICE DERBY 
3006.

The least popular fighter this week was GANGLION 2226.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JANICE DERBY 3006, CROAKED KAYE 3065, MOSS AGATE 3072, TOMAS KATT 3061, 
HESITANT JAYWALKER 3073, GREY MATTER 2918, SERGEANT 4 2802, POOR THING 2968, THOMAS 
WIGLE 2777, and BIG BRAIN 3069.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WEIRD HEAD BOY 2216 (102-61-1)         4  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 2    

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANDORIAN SMOOTHIE 2885 (9-3-0)         5  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CASEY ANTHONY 3038 (3-0-0)             2  3  0         BAD GIRLS            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK EYES 1908 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         FEENICKS FLOPPERS