DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/25/2008    Duedate: 10/08/2008

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-398

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUBY TUESDAY
CORPS (346)
(74-4142) [17-0-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUBY TUESDAY                   POSITION IS EMPTY
CORPS (346)                    
(74-4142) [17-0-0,99]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOLBY KLEE                     DOLBY KLEE
SAND DANCERS (251)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4103) [13-34-0,82]         (74-4103) [13-34-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CORPS (346)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (251)          22
2. CORPS (346)                 -4      CORPS (346)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       SCARLET KNIGHTS (262)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CORPS (346)              493 331 28 59.8   1/ 1 CORPS (346)               6  3 0
 2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)       905 977 34 48.1   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        6  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

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 601): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 603): SORAK of FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 597): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 599): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 597): AURELIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 595): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 298): SCARLET ROSE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 588): ALUMINUM AWL of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Lord of Retribution, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 585): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 583): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 574): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 536): LEO POWERS of MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 254): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 464): WONDER BUBBLE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 451): B.C. GOLD of MY BEST BUDS (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 427): UNLUCKY DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (WOODY, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 397): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 396): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 489): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 601): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 603): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 597): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 599): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 597): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 596): CYNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 298): D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 588): BOHICA (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 295): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 585): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 583): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 574): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 536): ROAD WARRIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 267): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 254): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 464): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 451): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 441): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 427): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 397): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 396): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 489): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 603): SORAK of FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 599): 24 CARAT of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 596): NOVELUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 595): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                (turn 594): PETE MOSS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 297): TROOPER TED of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 587): MOSSMAN of CROCS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 585): CANNIBALISTIC COW of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
              (turn 584): ANGUISH of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 573): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 273): TUNDRA of ARCTIC WASTES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 451): ZIG-ZAG MAN of MY BEST BUDS (Street Legal, mgr.)
                                   ODDALISQUE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                       (turn 450): 911 of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
                                   BOY GEORGE of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 203): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt DAYLA KIV will ever be the same.  And let's see, KOLBAN TEN TAHL fought 
TRAVELING TINKER and gained 8 points and contributed to SAND DANCERS' 3-2-0.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and RUBY TUESDAY remains DAYLA KIV's 
top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top 
team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Crystal Wheel until they win.  
Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  SAND DANCERS has cause to stand tall, as they were DAYLA 
KIV's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And avoiding 
SAND DANCERS more than any other team we find CORPS.  DAYLA KIV, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
SAND DANCERS' warrior DOLBY KLEE.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  This is not good to see.  Why pray tell has HELLMAN been sent to the 
Dark Arena by CORPS?  And why with a 4-0-0 record??  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in DAYLA KIV, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in DAYLA KIV again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBY TUESDAY 4142            17   0  0    99       CORPS (346)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143         13  11  0    89       SAND DANCERS (251)
 DOLBY KLEE 4103              13  34  0    82       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOOGLE 4161                   8   2  1    64       CORPS (346)
 MOKO TEN ZORA 4139           16  11  2    62       SAND DANCERS (251)
 LIRINI TYL VARIN 4152        11   4  0    59       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORO TEN ZORA 4133           12  15  0    53       SAND DANCERS (251)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HELLMAN 4169            4  1 0 CORPS 346            TALL SHARO-SKA        398  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

These two-team arenas get tedious after a while, don't they? -- the Sand Dancers

Ruby Tuesday -- Graduate already. -- the Sand Dancers

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

HELLMAN was butchered by TALL SHARO-SKA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
RUBY TUESDAY won victory over DOLBY KLEE in a 2 minute expert's Title battle.
KOLBAN TEN TAHL subdued TRAVELING TINKER in a 2 minute bloody expert's fight.
GOOGLE unbelievably bested MORO TEN ZORA in a 2 minute gory fight.
MOKO TEN ZORA subdued STREET SWEEPER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LIRINI TYL VARIN vanquished STREET SWEEPER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   3 -  1      77  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  22 -  0      29  |
|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 398 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              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          17   0  0   99 CORPS (346)
WALL OF STEEL    KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143       13  11  0   89 SAND DANCERS (251)
BASHING ATTACK   GOOGLE 4161                 8   2  1   64 CORPS (346)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOKO TEN ZORA 4139         16  11  2   62 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, 
MORO TEN ZORA 4133, RUBY TUESDAY 4142, GOOGLE 4161, MOKO TEN ZORA 4139, LIRINI TYL 
VARIN 4152, HELLMAN 4169,  0,  0, and  0.

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