DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/14/2008    Duedate: 08/27/2008

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-395

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUBY TUESDAY
CORPS (346)
(74-4142) [14-0-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUBY TUESDAY                   POSITION IS EMPTY
CORPS (346)                    
(74-4142) [14-0-0,93]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOLBY KLEE                     DOLBY KLEE
SAND DANCERS (251)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4103) [13-31-0,82]         (74-4103) [13-31-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CORPS (346)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CORPS (346)                 11
2. SAND DANCERS (251)          10      CORPS (346)
3. ARENA FELINES (461)          0      Unchartered Team

                                       AQUATIC PREDATORS (117)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 ARENA FELINES (461)       70  46  6 60.3   1/ 1 CORPS (346)               8  3 0
 2/ 2 CORPS (346)              487 328 28 59.8   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        5 10 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (251)       899 968 34 48.2   3- 3 ARENA FELINES (461)       4  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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 600): DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 594): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 596): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 592): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): VORTEX of FLYING MONKEYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 580): SNAKE EYES HAMMER of KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 439): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 501): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 394): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 393): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 486): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 600): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 594): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 596): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 594): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 592): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): FREE MASONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 294): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 580): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 533): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 271): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 266): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 439): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 424): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 201): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 294): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 393): PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 486): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 598): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 296): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 585):URD of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          ARONWE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          URAT of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
              (turn 584): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 582): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 581): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 571): UGLY GENTLEMAN of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
               (turn 570): PANE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 265): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                             JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 461): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
                (turn 460): CONTRABAND of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 448): I OWN INDIMAR of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 423): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                              JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in DAYLA 
KIV.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for GOOGLE, who flew up 7 points in the rankings after mashing 
MORO TEN ZORA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in 
the top ten was KOLBAN TEN TAHL, who dropped 2 points after a disappointing (to say 
the least) bout with TRAVELING TINKER.  Try as hard as the ARENA FELINES stable 
might, they were unable to find their warrior (and ex-Duelmaster) POLE CAT before 
this week's fights.  In front of all the crowds, RUBY TUESDAY took the Duelmaster's 
crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  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!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad SAND  DANCERS?  Big bad SAND 
DANCERS.  Big bad SAND DANCERS.  DAYLA KIV's afraid of the big bad SAND DANCERS.  Tra 
la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  SAND DANCERS + Weapons 
That go Boom = CORPS + Avoid City.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Big deal, so GENERAL MILLS got mashed in the Dark Arena.  
With his face he was more at home with the trolls than with us. (Waka waka).  There's 
got to be more reason for the sending of GENERAL MILLS to the Dark Arena than his 
record (16-3-0).  Anybody got any ideas CORPS?  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 DAYLA KIV giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been 
real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBY TUESDAY 4142            14   0  0    93       CORPS (346)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POLE CAT 3734                12   5  3   103       ARENA FELINES (461)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAND CRAPPER 4067            12   2  0    87       ARENA FELINES (461)
 DOLBY KLEE 4103              13  31  0    82       SAND DANCERS (251)
 KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143         12   9  0    74       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FEROCIOUS FELINE 3366         9   8  1    63       ARENA FELINES (461)
 GOOGLE 4161                   6   1  1    63       CORPS (346)
 LIRINI TYL VARIN 4152         9   3  0    61       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIOLIN STRINGS 4126           3   3  1    61       ARENA FELINES (461)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOKO TEN ZORA 4139           14  10  2    55       SAND DANCERS (251)
 MORO TEN ZORA 4133           11  13  0    46       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELLMAN 4169                  3   0  0    26       CORPS (346)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEOW-CH 4144                  0   1  0     1       ARENA FELINES (461)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GENERAL MILLS 4123     16  3 0 CORPS 346            CHANNA THE DANCE      395  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sand Crapper -- Good fight. -- Kolban ten Tahl

Ruby Tuesday -- Good fight. -- Dolby Klee

Violin Strings -- Good fight. -- Moro ten Zora

Google -- Good fight. -- Moko ten Zora

Street Sweeper Standby -- Good fight. -- Lirini tyl Varin

17 July 2008
All -- Many of you know me and many more don't, but I will be scarce for a few
months.  I am relocating, so look for my presence online!  As my will, so mote it
be! -- Abraxis

9 August 2008
All -- We are currently looking for capable manager that will give the Desolate
Empire Alliance a full roster for the Turf War.  We currently have four (4) roster
slots that are open to capable managers without questionable morals.  If interested
for the Turf War, contact:  Lamar Treas-Wilson, Dok Sik, Dok Sik Killas DM 47

8 July 2008
                *****************************************************
                **********************ATTENTION**********************
                *****************************************************
                                      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

GENERAL MILLS was butchered by CHANNA THE DANCER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RUBY TUESDAY unbelievably bested DOLBY KLEE in a 2 minute expert's Title battle.
KOLBAN TEN TAHL slimly lost to TRAVELING TINKER in a 3 minute gory master's brawl.
LIRINI TYL VARIN was narrowly defeated by PELIS THE OLD in a 3 minute bloody match.
GOOGLE devastated MORO TEN ZORA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MOKO TEN ZORA bested DARSAL THE FALSE in a 1 minute match.
HELLMAN bested LALVO OF THE PEN in a 2 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW         7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  21 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 395 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      RUBY TUESDAY 4142          14   0  0   93 CORPS (346)
WALL OF STEEL    KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143       12   9  0   74 SAND DANCERS (251)
BASHING ATTACK   GOOGLE 4161                 6   1  1   63 CORPS (346)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOKO TEN ZORA 4139         14  10  2   55 SAND DANCERS (251)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DOLBY KLEE 4103.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DOLBY KLEE 4103.  The ten other most popular fighters were KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143, 
LIRINI TYL VARIN 4152, MOKO TEN ZORA 4139, RUBY TUESDAY 4142, GENERAL MILLS 4123, 
GOOGLE 4161, HELLMAN 4169, MORO TEN ZORA 4133,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MORO TEN ZORA 4133.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HELLMAN 4169, GOOGLE 4161, GENERAL MILLS 4123, RUBY TUESDAY 
4142, MOKO TEN ZORA 4139, LIRINI TYL VARIN 4152, KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143, DOLBY KLEE 
4103,  0, and  0.