DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/11/2008    Duedate: 09/24/2008

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-397

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUBY TUESDAY
CORPS (346)
(74-4142) [16-0-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUBY TUESDAY                   POSITION IS EMPTY
CORPS (346)                    
(74-4142) [16-0-0,97]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOLBY KLEE                     KOLBAN TEN TAHL
SAND DANCERS (251)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4103) [13-33-0,77]         (74-4143) [12-11-0,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CORPS (346)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CORPS (346)                 26
2. SAND DANCERS (251)         -22      CORPS (346)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       THE ENTOURAGE (150)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CORPS (346)              491 330 28 59.8   1/ 1 CORPS (346)               7  3 0
 2/ 3 SAND DANCERS (251)       902 975 34 48.1   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        4 11 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 600): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 602): MARLOW of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 596): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 598): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): NOVELUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 594): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): VORTEX of FLYING MONKEYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): MOSSMAN of CROCS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 584): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 582): RICO SAVVY of BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 535): LEO POWERS of MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 272): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 463): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 450): BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 426): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 396): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 395): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 488): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 600): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 602): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 596): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 598): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 595): CYNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): BOHICA (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 584): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 582): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 535): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 272): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 253): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 463): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 450): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 426): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 202): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 396): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 395): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 488): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 601): HERACLITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): NOVELUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
                (turn 595): TAMARIN MELLIRN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 594): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): TROOPER TED of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 296): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): MOSSMAN of CROCS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 586): TURTLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 584): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 252): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 425): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for DAYLA KIV.  MVP award for GOOGLE?  CORPS' 
proud of him after beating MORO TEN ZORA and getting 13 points.  Talk about yer major 
upsets!  LIRINI TYL VARIN's match with DANGEROUS BON LOKAR cost her a loss of 13 
points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think RUBY TUESDAY should 
let KOLBAN TEN TAHL be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the 
top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic 
fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  DAYLA KIV is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBY TUESDAY 4142            16   0  0    97       CORPS (346)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143         12  11  0    81       SAND DANCERS (251)
 DOLBY KLEE 4103              13  33  0    77       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOOGLE 4161                   7   2  1    62       CORPS (346)
 MOKO TEN ZORA 4139           15  11  2    60       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIRINI TYL VARIN 4152        10   4  0    53       SAND DANCERS (251)
 MORO TEN ZORA 4133           12  14  0    52       SAND DANCERS (251)
-HELLMAN 4169                  4   0  0    48       CORPS (346)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CAMPBELL 4170           0  1 0 CORPS 346            CHANNA THE DANCE      397  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ruby Tuesday -- Ah, you may say so.  But I warn you now, it is Emerald Wednesday, do
what you will.  I shall be ready for that. -- Dolby Klee

I don't see how anyone could expect me to fight the Traveling Tinker, because, you
see, I couldn't SEE him.  The wretched dwarf is more than a foot shorter than I am,
and when I raised sword and shield, taking the proper stance, they completely
obscured this nasty little fellow down around my knees.  I was helpless before his
steel. -- Kolban ten Tahl
P.S.  Why are we letting out-of-town non-humans fight here, anyway?

Google -- Aha!  I knew I could ask a question that would stump you.  Well, "stump" in
a sense.  With a googleplex of possible answers, you had a fit trying to list them
all.  I had to laugh, because I didn't really care what the answer was.  It was a
classic anti-golem type of strategy, you see. -- Moro ten Zora the Hard-Hearted

That Street Sweeper is getting too full of himself.  I don't think it was
unreasonable for me to ask him to rake up a few leaves, or mop some pavement, or any

other little task like that.  The motions are much the same, and the underlying
mystic concept is practically identical.  But no, it "wasn't in the job description."
I'll job-description HIM. -- Lirini tyl Varin

Hellman -- Your name has an ominous sound, and your behavior backs it up.  We should
get together and mug you in an alley. -- Moko ten Zora
P.S.  When I told you that was my special move and asked if you wanted me to do it
again, you were SUPPOSED to say yes.  When you said no, I was at a complete loss for
a critical two point one-nine seconds.

8 July 2008
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                **********************ATTENTION**********************
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                                      ALLIANCES
                                         OF
                                      ALASTARI
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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

CAMPBELL was viciously butchered by CHANNA THE DANCER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
RUBY TUESDAY unbelievably bested KOLBAN TEN TAHL in a 6 minute expert's Title battle.
DOLBY KLEE lost to CHANDAR LO in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
LIRINI TYL VARIN was defeated by DANGEROUS BON LOKAR in a 1 minute fight.
MORO TEN ZORA was subdued by GOOGLE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
MOKO TEN ZORA won victory over DANGEROUS BON LOKAR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute 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       11 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   3 -  1      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  21 -  1      34  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 397 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  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      RUBY TUESDAY 4142          16   0  0   97 CORPS (346)
WALL OF STEEL    KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143       12  11  0   81 SAND DANCERS (251)
BASHING ATTACK   GOOGLE 4161                 7   2  1   62 CORPS (346)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOKO TEN ZORA 4139         15  11  2   60 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 KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOKO TEN ZORA 
4139, CAMPBELL 4170, DOLBY KLEE 4103, MORO TEN ZORA 4133, GOOGLE 4161, LIRINI TYL 
VARIN 4152, RUBY TUESDAY 4142,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was RUBY TUESDAY 4142.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LIRINI TYL VARIN 4152, GOOGLE 4161, MORO TEN ZORA 4133, DOLBY 
KLEE 4103, CAMPBELL 4170, MOKO TEN ZORA 4139, KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143,  0,  0, and  0.