DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/20/2008    Duedate: 12/03/2008

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-400

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KOLBAN TEN TAHL
SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4143) [15-11-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KOLBAN TEN TAHL                POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (251)             
(74-4143) [15-11-0,97]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOLBY KLEE                     KOLBAN TEN TAHL
SAND DANCERS (251)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4103) [14-35-0,77]         (74-4143) [15-11-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CORPS (346)                 55
2. SAND DANCERS (251)           2      CORPS (346)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       PAPER CHASE (76)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CORPS (346)              498 332 29 60.0   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        9  6 0
 2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)       911 981 34 48.2   2/ 2 CORPS (346)               7  2 1

    '*'   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 605): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 607): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 601): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 603): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 601): YAREK ZURN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 599): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 592): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 297): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 589): UNDEAD DUCK of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 587): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 578): BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 540): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): BOLT of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 468): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 455): FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): UNLUCKY DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 399): VOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 377): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 493): NEBUCHADENEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 605): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 607): FURIES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 601): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 603): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 601): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 599): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 592): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 297): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 589): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 587): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 578): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 540): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 468): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 455): HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 399): SAND DANCERS (Jorjga, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 377): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 493): SILMARILLIAD et al (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 606): PAIN INTICER II of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
                           DEMOCRITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 598): TIMES of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 591): SOLAR ERUPTION of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 296): CORNELIUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 588): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
                          BURLY REIVER of GEMSTONE BEASTS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 586): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
                  (turn 255): EVALON ELKHORN of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 454): BEAST XVII of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): UNLUCKY DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     And we go three-two against standbys, meeting no managed gladiators at all, even
though two others fought.  We'll take it as a gift or something.  At least I was one
of the winners against standbys in taking the title.

                                  Kolban ten Talh

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, DAYLA KIV?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see GOOGLE win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, GOOGLE beat DOLBY 
KLEE and DOLBY KLEE lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, DAYLA KIV may be getting bland, as KOLBAN TEN TAHL stays top dog in 
the city.  The Crystal Wheel, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do 
they get this stuff?  From DAYLA KIV's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the DAYLA KIV 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.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143         15  11  0    97       SAND DANCERS (251)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOOGLE 4161                  10   2  2    88       CORPS (346)
 DOLBY KLEE 4103              14  35  0    77       SAND DANCERS (251)
 LIRINI TYL VARIN 4152        13   4  0    67       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOKO TEN ZORA 4139           16  13  2    63       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORO TEN ZORA 4133           13  16  0    55       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REEBOK 4173                   2   0  0    28       CORPS (346)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIKE 4172                     1   0  0    13       CORPS (346)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ACME 4174               0  1 0 CORPS 346            LORD OF THE SAND      400  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

To the standbys we fought -- Glad you were there. -- the Sand Dancers who fought you

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

ACME was butchered by LORD OF THE SANDS in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KOLBAN TEN TAHL slimly won victory over PELIS THE OLD in a 2 minute Title battle.
DOLBY KLEE was demolished by GOOGLE in a 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
MOKO TEN ZORA was unbelievably bested by DIRTY RUFFIAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LIRINI TYL VARIN devastated DIRTY RUFFIAN in a 2 minute bloody one-sided duel.
MORO TEN ZORA savagely defeated MAKAR TEL SORIAN in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
REEBOK handily defeated LALVO OF THE PEN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
NIKE vanquished CRINGING CUTPURSE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  2      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  22 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 400 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143       15  11  0   97 SAND DANCERS (251)
BASHING ATTACK   GOOGLE 4161                10   2  2   88 CORPS (346)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOKO TEN ZORA 4139         16  13  2   63 SAND DANCERS (251)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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, GOOGLE 4161, LIRINI TYL VARIN 4152, MORO TEN ZORA 4133, REEBOK 4173, ACME 4174, 
NIKE 4172, DOLBY KLEE 4103,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DOLBY KLEE 4103.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NIKE 4172, ACME 4174, REEBOK 4173, MORO TEN ZORA 4133, LIRINI TYL VARIN 
4152, GOOGLE 4161, MOKO TEN ZORA 4139, KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143,  0, and  0.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHARP 2739 (135-64-1)                  6  3  0         CORPS                

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAX FACTOR 3690 (62-32-1)              4  3  0         CORPS                

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VINCENT CRABBE 3498 (57-51-2)         13  3  0         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      
LOQUE 3953 (21-1-0)                    0  2  0         FACING WORLDS        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RUBY TUESDAY 4142 (17-0-0)             0  2  0         CORPS                

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GOOGLE 4161 (8-2-1)                    0  2  0         CORPS                

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
YAHOO 4171 (0-0-0)                     3  2  0  DEAD   CORPS                
WYCHWOOD 4156 (0-0-0)                  3  3  1         INSIGNIFICANCE       
NIKE 4172 (0-0-0)                      2  3  0         CORPS                
JAXON 4160 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         INSIGNIFICANCE       

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LORD VOLDEMORT 3499 (15-13-1)          5  3  1         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUCIUS MALFOY 3882 (1-7-0)             0  2  0         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHADY 4130 (1-1-0)                     3  3  0         ERRATA               
STYLEMASTER 1 3519 (2-3-0)             3  3  0         LUROCIANS XI         
FORD 3315 (5-1-1)                      0  2  0         CORPS                

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HELLMAN 4169 (4-1-0)                   2  3  1         CORPS