DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/23/2008    Duedate: 11/19/2008

KYR'TERR ARENA

DM-71    TURN-203

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRYPTOPHAN
SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
(71-5634) [9-7-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRYPTOPHAN                     POSITION IS EMPTY
SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)       
(71-5634) [9-7-0,86]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DORINE EAGEL                   TRYPTOPHAN
THE ZOO (703)                  SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
(71-6232) [16-9-0,66]          (71-5634) [9-7-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE ZOO (703)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOGS OF WAR (5)             30
2. SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)     7      SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
3. THE ZOO (703)               -6      Unchartered Team

                                       STREET PIZZAD (352)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 7 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)  75  57  1 56.8   1/ 1 THE ZOO (703)             9  6 0
 2/ 8 DOGS OF WAR (5)          131 126  7 51.0   2/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (5)           6  6 1
 3/ 9 THE ZOO (703)            481 645  8 42.7   3/ 8 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)  1  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 301): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 604): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 604): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 597): SERAPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 593): SOLDIER 8 of MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 593): ELINDOR IMARDA of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 590): SUZETTE CREPPAY of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 586): OZZIE CANSECO of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 555): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 546): GOTHELCINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 537): MEMNOCK of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 249): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 202): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 489): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 301): SMITHSONIAM (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 604): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 604): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 597): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 593): MEDAL OF HONPR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 593): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 590): MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 586): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 555): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 546): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 537): ODDS BODKINS (Still, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 249): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 202): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 489): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 603): LRB of NO-HALF STEPPING (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 597): DOLBY JOSSEL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 586): OZZIE CANSECO of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 545): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 537): BIG DAVE DIODE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
                 (turn 536): GODZILLA of THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 248): LEO of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                            PAINFUL PEONY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 437): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 201): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
KYR'TERR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  SUPERIOR FORCES ZC turned their 
1-0-0 turn into a 3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, 
and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see KUBLAI 
KHAN win a fight and gain 24 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, WITCH beat KULLY LAMM and 
KULLY LAMM lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of 
life, KYR'TERR may be getting bland, as TRYPTOPHAN stays top dog in the city.  I'm 
not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know 
what's new, don't you, KYR'TERR?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  KYR'TERR, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
DOGS OF WAR the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who 
led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
SUPERIOR FORCES ZC.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for KYR'TERR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the KYR'TERR arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRYPTOPHAN 5634               9   7  0    86       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-<CORUSCATOR> 5645            13  14  0    95       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GUNBURN 3890                 11   9  3    86       MONSTER RANCHER (412)
 MESSY MONGREL 1896           12   9  0    73       DOGS OF WAR (5)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DORINE EAGEL 6232            16   9  0    66       THE ZOO (703)
 WITCH 1841                   12  12  1    64       DOGS OF WAR (5)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAPOLEON 6154                 7   8  0    55       DOGS OF WAR (5)
 FAIZUN GOTE 6233             12  13  0    49       THE ZOO (703)
 KULLY LAMM 6261              10  11  1    44       THE ZOO (703)
-PETER THE GREAT 6230          5   2  2    34       DOGS OF WAR (5)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUBLAI KHAN 6309              1   0  1    24       DOGS OF WAR (5)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STING 6113                    1   0  0    13       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
 DONNIE ELFAND 6310            1   0  0    11       THE ZOO (703)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JERI KATT 6304          2  2 0 THE ZOO 703          KUBLAI KHAN 6309      203   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tryptophan -- You learn well. -- Benito Chatte

Messy Mongrel -- No way I'm going to clean up after you. -- Kully Lamm

Witch -- I've been doing wind sprints. -- Dorine Eagel

Napoleon -- You short people!  There's just no dealing with you. -- Faizun Gote

Silly Convicted Thief. -- Jeri Katt

8 October 2008
Hail Alastarians!
     Allow me to introduce myself.  I am Vanek, manager of the Warmasters in the No-
Tourney arena of Shadowspire.  I come to you with a public service announcement.
Some of you may already be aware of Shadowspire and some of you may not realize what
exactly you're missing.  This isn't your average arena.  This is Shadowspire, a large
and very active arena where role-playing is encouraged; many managers are active both
the personal ads and the D2 forums online, and excitement reigns with many grudge
matches from turn to turn.
     If you haven't checked arena 81 out, I urge you to do so.  After returning to
the game almost 2 years ago, after a 15+ year hiatus, I was looking to try and
recapture the magic of the game I remembered from my youth.  After finding my first
two arenas lacking, I almost quit the game again.  That was until I found the newly
opening Shadowspire.  It was here that I found the magic and excitement that I
remembered.  I truly love this arena and am sure you will too if given a chance.
Rookie or experienced veteran, it matters not.  Both have come together here to
successfully make an arena with plenty of competition to challenge the vets, yet with
the no tourney format, friendly enough for the novices to get their feet wet and
learn (or relearn) the game.  When I say that even novices can find success here, I
speak from personal experience.  I still consider myself a "newbie" to the game but
have found plenty of success with my first two Duelmaster titles and two ADM
graduates to date.
     I encourage you all to check out the D2 forums at www.reality.com/duel2/ and
look over both the Shadowspire newsletter and DM-81 forum section at the bottom of
the page.  The forum banter and personal ads help to clearly show that the "old
school" feel for the game is still alive and well here in Shadowspire.
     Also, if you're a former Shadowspire manager who is currently away, I encourage
you to return and help continue to make this one of the most entertaining arenas in
the game today!
     I hope to see many new faces in the near future and am excited to see the return
of some of the old faces whom have been away!
     Sincerely,
          Vanek

8 October 2008
After 17 long years they are finally cutting the Cowboy loose.  Red & stinging, my
hand is now sufficiently slapped.  The state of Texas' boot print is stamped across
my ***... Uncle Damnit!  I am only 34 (think about it...) so plenty of time to
reinvent myself...prospects are great.  After wading through the culture shock I hope
to be amongst you soon, dishing out paper "w"itch slaps and taking my share of them
from you.  See you @ the Winter face '09?  Only time will tell.  Good luck. --
CFH/Rat Salad, 5 Below Zero and an assortment of other underachieving thugs.
P.S.  Contact info coming soon for those who want it; email and all that other fun
sh...stuff.  *grin*  Sorry Ed.

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
                *****************************************************
                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                 *TURF WAR VI RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2008 (10 turns)

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 alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
            (DM 47) newsletter.
        2.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their
            alliance;
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Certificate to participate
        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 a Gift Certificate is received.
                   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
                   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 from the Turf War (so be sure to take any
                   multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams that do not properly
                   declare 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 scoring
                   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.

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge        +2     -2     +5       -5
Match Up         +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud        +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*     +10     -5     xx       xx
*After 2nd win, warrior scores no points for wins

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2
Style Master                                     +2
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 be in the Adepts bracket or lower on the turn they are
         declared, and may NOT have gone above Adepts level at any time; this
         includes teams transferred into North Fork for the Turf War.

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 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 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points for TVs and TCs 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 seven (7) teams allowed per alliance for the
            Turf War.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
            without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is a "winner take all" contest.  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance.  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.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters (one 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 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 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)
These awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee) within 4
turns of the end of TW VI.

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.

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

Contest will begin in November following the Fall Mail In Tournament.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRYPTOPHAN bested MESSY MONGREL in a action packed 1 minute master's Title fight.
DORINE EAGEL overcame NAPOLEON in a 2 minute gory match.
KULLY LAMM was vanquished by WITCH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
FAIZUN GOTE defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 4 minute one-sided fight.
JERI KATT was butchered by KUBLAI KHAN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
DONNIE ELFAND defeated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   4 -  1      78  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 203 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     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TRYPTOPHAN 5634             9   7  0   86 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (631)
WALL OF STEEL    MESSY MONGREL 1896         12   9  0   73 DOGS OF WAR (5)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DORINE EAGEL 6232          16   9  0   66 THE ZOO (703)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DORINE EAGEL 6232.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TRYPTOPHAN 5634.  The ten other most popular fighters were DORINE EAGEL 
6232, DONNIE ELFAND 6310, NAPOLEON 6154, WITCH 1841, KUBLAI KHAN 6309, MESSY MONGREL 
1896, KULLY LAMM 6261, FAIZUN GOTE 6233, JERI KATT 6304, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JERI KATT 6304.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FAIZUN GOTE 6233, KULLY LAMM 6261, MESSY MONGREL 1896, KUBLAI KHAN 
6309, WITCH 1841, NAPOLEON 6154, DONNIE ELFAND 6310, DORINE EAGEL 6232, TRYPTOPHAN 
5634, and  0.