DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/02/2014    Duedate: 09/15/2014

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-585

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PFC 2
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
(63-2812) [10-1-0,82]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PFC 2                          PHIL
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)        NASSAU (348)
(63-2812) [10-1-0,82]          (63-3142) [1-0-0,10]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PFC 3                          BATHSHEBA
MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)        BAD GIRLS (325)
(63-3071) [12-11-0,55]         (63-3043) [7-2-0,67]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BRAIN BOYZ (269)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAYFARERS (248)             39
2. NASSAU (348)                34      MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)     15      Unchartered Team
4. BRAIN BOYZ (269)            13
5. SUPERIOR FORCES (235)        0      NASSAU (348)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SUPERIOR FORCES (235)     19   6  0 76.0   1/ 3 BRAIN BOYZ (269)         10  4 1
 2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)  133  64 10 67.5   2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)   8  3 0
 3/ 3 BAD GIRLS (325)          123 109 14 53.0   3/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)           7  8 0
 4/ 4 WAYFARERS (248)          982 %1057 20 48.2   4/ 5 BAD GIRLS (325)           4  7 0
 5/ 5 BRAIN BOYZ (269)          40  44  4 47.6   5- 1 SUPERIOR FORCES (235)     3  1 0
 6/ 0*NASSAU (348)               1   4  0 20.0   6/ 0*NASSAU (348)              1  4 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 378): ZEPHYR of Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 757): LAMB CHOP STOP of EASTER FEASTER (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 757): MANSION of LIVING LARGE (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 742): SSG7 of MEDAL OF HONOR 104 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 743): PEARL STONE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 741): GRAPE APE of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 738): ORLANDO of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 739): SGT. SPENCER of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 702): SOLDIER 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 699): YELLOW BRICK TOAD of HELPLESS ANIMALS (Manray, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 690): JANIS JOBLIN of THE 27 CLUB (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): ABU JR. of THE CHOSEN ONES (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 584): PFC 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): JOCK-IN-THE-BOX of SCOTCH (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 642): WORKS 4 EVIL EMPIRE of SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 757): FLAGRANT FOWL (Scrooge McDuck, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 757): MENTOR BLISS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 742): ARE YOU ? (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 744): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 741): SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 738): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 739): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 702): MEDAL OF HONOR Z1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 699): LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 690): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 583): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): BAD COMBINATIONS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 642): SUPERIOR FATHER (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 378): ZEPHYR of Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 757): MANSION of LIVING LARGE (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 742): IYAN KENNIS of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 743): PEARL STONE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 736): SOURDOUGH SAM of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 739): SGT. SPENCER of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
                         KOJAK of ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 698): DOUBLE TRUE of LAZY SUNDAY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of AMEN-TEI!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  SUPERIOR FORCES were a bunch 
of dogs after BRAIN BOYZ got through with 'em!  5th ain't so sweet as 1st!  Phhbltt!  
Too much drinking and too little dodging gave SUPERIOR FORCES a 0-0-0!  I got a good 
laugh out of it!  Some people say I ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant.  
I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well WAYFARERS moved up 1, to 3rd.  I've seen sore 
losers on my day, but the sword bait known as NASSAU were really in sorry shape after 
getting a 1-4-0 their first time!  What's with VANNA WAYFARER?  She actually beat 
AMEN-TEI's VISITING ORC, and walked away with 15 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at MEDAL OF HONOR J3.  PFC 1 lost 10 points to FAMILY TAXI.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe PFC 1 will provide more easy wins...  VETERAN MERCENARY 
was reminded on the sands why PFC 2 is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live 
subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     Warriors of AMEN-TEI unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
AMEN-TEI is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't 
want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PFC 2 2812                   10   1  0    82       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JADARA 2892                   5   3  0    72       SUPERIOR FORCES (235)
 BATHSHEBA 3043                7   2  0    67       BAD GIRLS (325)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KAYCRON 2900                  5   0  0    63       SUPERIOR FORCES (235)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOMAS KATT 3061              10  18  0    56       WAYFARERS (248)
 PFC 3 3071                   12  11  0    55       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 MOSS AGATE 3072              11  13  0    55       WAYFARERS (248)
 VANNA WAYFARER 3099           8   7  0    52       WAYFARERS (248)
-TANNA 2907                    6   2  0    52       SUPERIOR FORCES (235)
 GRAY MATTER 3102              4   0  0    36       BRAIN BOYZ (269)
 MADONNA 3068                  2   2  0    34       BAD GIRLS (325)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE MATTER 3125             2   1  1    32       BRAIN BOYZ (269)
 ALBERT HALL 3087              4  15  0    27       WAYFARERS (248)
 CEREBRUM 3120                 4   3  0    26       BRAIN BOYZ (269)
 SERGEANT 4 3137               2   0  0    26       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGLION 3114                 6   2  0    23       BRAIN BOYZ (269)
 FAMILY TAXI 3115              2   8  0    22       WAYFARERS (248)
-SHAYICA 2905                  1   0  0    21       SUPERIOR FORCES (235)
-KRYSOR 2887                   2   1  0    19       SUPERIOR FORCES (235)
-DELILAH 3117                  1   3  0    18       BAD GIRLS (325)
 PFC 1 3126                    2   1  0    11       MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
 PHIL 3142                     1   0  0    10       NASSAU (348)
-LADY GAGA 3105                2   2  0     8       BAD GIRLS (325)
 RICHARD 3141                  0   1  0     5       NASSAU (348)
 SHARON STONE 3148             0   1  0     1       BAD GIRLS (325)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOBBY 3138              0  1 0 NASSAU 348           STONE GOLEM           585  NONE
LEE 3140                0  1 0 NASSAU 348           DARK CHAMPION         585  NONE
WES 3139                0  1 0 NASSAU 348           STONE GOLEM           585  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

One-four.  It's embarrassing to say that, but apparently JORJA isn't embarrassed, so
what are we to do?  Maybe if I hadn't been weakened by that BATH a month ago, I'd
have done better.  Or not; really the effect of a BATH on a cat is NOT GOOD. -- Tomas
Katt

20 August 14
SLAUGHTER CHALLENGE 2

Several years ago I ran a contest known as the "Slaughter Challenge" which was the
idea of a member of my alliance at the time.  We unfortunately lost him during a
robbery attempt at the store he worked at.  This November will mark the 10th
anniversary of his passing so I have decided to run the Slaughter Challenge again in
remembrance of him.

Rich Hammes was a member of my alliance, the Vendetta Cartel, and had sponsored me
into the alliance.  Rich was a common poster to both the Yahoo Duelmasters group as
well as the Duel2 boards and our Alliance's Yahoo group.  He went by the handle
GameOgre on the Duel2 boards and was known by the name Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest.
He was a very kind and thoughtful man who always had time to talk with not only his
alliance-mates but anyone else who wanted to discuss Duelmasters.  He also had time
to talk with anyone about personal life issues if he felt he could help.  He was a
daily, and prolific, poster to these sites and seemed to enjoy the interaction with
others regarding this game that he loved so much.

I would also like everyone to know that he spent several years in the US Navy serving
on a Nuclear attack Submarine in protection of our nation.  He was well loved, and
well known, by the community in which he lived even spending time at a local Ice
Cream Shop around closing time to assure that the lady who owned the store was safe
as she was often alone when she closed her shop.  He was a well known and much loved
member of his local community.  His death was grieved by his local San Diego
community where they held a candle-light vigil for him and many expressed their
disbelief that he was gone.  These are just a scant few examples of what a kind and
caring man he was and why not only our gaming community lost a great deal on that
fateful day, but also shows why there was tremendous sadness among the community in
which he lived.

It is near to 10 years since his passing and there are many times I wonder, "What
would Rich think about this...."  I miss my friend dearly to this day and I hope you
will come join us in this contest idea which he himself came up with.  He thought we
should all learn to appreciate what Jorja does to keep our smaller arenas alive and
populated!

The contest will be held in Morya, arena 28, beginning on the turn that is due on
November 6th, 2014 (turn 378 I believe).  Tourney participation is not allowed during
the contest but the contest will start after the fall Mailer so you can get your
warriors a few fight experience should you choose to.  The timing of the contest was
done to allow entry into the fall mailer.

The rules are fairly simple and inspired to let us all feel what it is like to run
warriors like Jorja does.  Her teams across Alastari may sometimes be taken for
granted so this contest will allow us to appreciate her teams a little better as they
populate the arenas we fight in.

The Rules--

There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single
use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  Win or lose the Dark
Arena is allowed but once, so if you want your warrior dead be sure and throw the
fight!

The contest will last for 12 turns.  May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena
fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights
count in the scoring.  It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-
in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior.  This will be a test of
basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well.

If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior
entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death,
cannot score points!  The one exception are the dead tourneys.  Should you wish you
may enter your warriors in dead tourneys, since they are not a member of your team,
or even the living, at the time.  The warrior may even return to the contest if a
natural opening can be found for it, or you choose to use your Dark Arena fight to
make that opening (if you still have that option left).  Break the no DA, challenge,
or avoid rules and you will be DQed as soon as the transgression is discovered.  To
keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with
these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the
second time gets you DQed.  This also counts if it is found you bring a second team
in for the purpose of making challenges; you will be DQed.

Scoring is as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
  personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written from
  one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get
  the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)
-5 points and the loss of that warrior's slot for scoring the remainder of the
  contest for entering a warrior into a REGULAR tourney (again DEAD tourney is open)

The Prizes:
1st place -- +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
  favorite knowledge
2nd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior

Iron Manager Award -- Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

The bonus potions and favorites knowledge must be used on warriors with 5 FE or more
and MUST be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.  The resurrection potion
must be used within 6 months of the end of the contest but may be used on any warrior
regardless of FE.  ALL prizes must be used on the contest team, they are NOT
transferable to another team!

If you wish to participate please notify Street Legal via Personal Ad in arena 28, on
the Duel2 forums, or in Chatzy!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LEE was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WES was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
BOBBY was luckily killed by  STONE GOLEM in a exciting 3 minute Dark Arena melee.
PFC 2 overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
BATHSHEBA viciously subdued PFC 3 in a popular 6 minute brutal fight.
VANNA WAYFARER devastated VISITING ORC in a popular 2 minute bloody uneven brawl.
MOSS AGATE beat WHITE MATTER in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
TOMAS KATT overpowered MADONNA in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GRAY MATTER won victory over ALBERT HALL in a 1 minute duel.
GANGLION won victory over FRATSFAN NOBLE in a action packed 1 minute fight.
FAMILY TAXI won victory over PFC 1 in a 1 minute fight.
CEREBRUM overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven match.
SERGEANT 4 overpowered RICHARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PHIL demolished SHARON STONE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  13 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  22 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 585 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         1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PFC 2 2812                 10   1  0   82 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
WALL OF STEEL    BATHSHEBA 3043              7   2  0   67 BAD GIRLS (325)
PARRY-LUNGE      PFC 3 3071                 12  11  0   55 MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (324)
STRIKING ATTACK  VANNA WAYFARER 3099         8   7  0   52 WAYFARERS (248)
AIMED BLOW       GRAY MATTER 3102            4   0  0   36 BRAIN BOYZ (269)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PFC 3 3071.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BATHSHEBA 3043.  The ten other most popular fighters were PFC 3 3071, BOBBY 3138, 
VANNA WAYFARER 3099, WES 3139, GANGLION 3114, MOSS AGATE 3072, CEREBRUM 3120, PFC 2 
2812, WHITE MATTER 3125, and GRAY MATTER 3102.

The least popular fighter this week was SHARON STONE 3148.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RICHARD 3141, MADONNA 3068, LEE 3140, PFC 1 3126, FAMILY TAXI 
3115, ALBERT HALL 3087, TOMAS KATT 3061, PHIL 3142, SERGEANT 4 3137, and GRAY MATTER 
3102.