DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/21/2008    Duedate: 12/04/2008

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-378

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHANA TWO-KNIVES
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2756) [11-11-1,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHANA TWO-KNIVES               WIGRAM
SAND DANCERS (68)              KIWI CONNECTION (267)
(78-2756) [11-11-1,99]         (78-2293) [3-1-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHELBAGHEERA                   SHANA TWO-KNIVES
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2754) [17-17-0,76]         (78-2756) [11-11-1,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIWI CONNECTION (267)       27
2. SAND DANCERS (68)          -27      SAND DANCERS (68)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       KIWI CONNECTION (267)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*KIWI CONNECTION (267)      7   5  0 58.3   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)         9  6 0
 2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)        730 875 26 45.5   2/ 2*KIWI CONNECTION (267)     6  5 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 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.

     Five and oh against standbys.  Not spectacular, but we'll take it.

                                  Shana Two-Knives

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for DEVONSHIRE, who flew up 13 points in the 
rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  
And falling like a basher in the top ten was CHELBAGHEERA, who dropped 17 points 
after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with VENEMOUS CONCUBINE.  Well, 
everybody's pal SHANA TWO-KNIVES moved hers record to 11-11-1 by defeating KUNG-FU 
MASTER in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 5 recognition points.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the LIN TIRIAN arena.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in LIN TIRIAN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHANA TWO-KNIVES 2756        11  11  1    99       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHELBAGHEERA 2754            17  17  0    76       SAND DANCERS (68)
 MESSALIDA 2758               14   8  1    72       SAND DANCERS (68)
 RED COULTER 2767             10   4  1    70       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760        11   7  1    60       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WIGRAM 2293                   3   1  0    29       KIWI CONNECTION (267)
 DEVONSHIRE 2779               2   0  0    28       KIWI CONNECTION (267)
 VOLGA 2778                    2   0  0    28       KIWI CONNECTION (267)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shana Two-Knives -- If were a respectable male orc, being forced to dress up in this
PINK RUFFLED MONSTROSITY OF A DRESS would make you venomous, too. -- Gerogina Zekt,
"Venomous Concubine"

Messalida -- Like I'm going to come to grips with someone having your murderous
reputations?  In the immortal words of Debby Tonte, "As if!" -- Villisian t'Ko,
Mercenary

Chelbagheera -- I was tired and I had a headache. -- Villisian t'Ko, Mercenary

Red Coulter -- You been practicing outside the guild, boy.  You're toast. -- Korg
Steelnose, Hitman for Hire

Halgar Snagtooth -- You should see a dentist about that serrated tooth.  You could
hurt somebody... like me. -- Aljenj, displaced Fratsfan

Wigram -- Er...maybe just a penny or two?  I'm not begging, mind you, just, you know,
asking. -- Blinky Dove, apprentice thief

Volga -- I wouldn't have expected you to be that fast with an abacus. -- Orgred the
Accountant
P.S.  Who said you could bring it into the arena, anyway?

Devonshire -- I wasn't begging, dammit.  Anyone who claims I was can eat gravel! --
Gurum Stonefisth, designated "Beggar"

8 July 2008
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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

SHANA TWO-KNIVES devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
CHELBAGHEERA was demolished by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MESSALIDA was overpowered by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
RED COULTER was bested by VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute fight.
HALGAR SNAGTOOTH was savagely defeated by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute 
WIGRAM was defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute novice vs. master struggle.
DEVONSHIRE overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
VOLGA vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 378 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MESSALIDA 2758             14   8  1   72 SAND DANCERS (68)
AIMED BLOW       RED COULTER 2767           10   4  1   70 SAND DANCERS (68)
PARRY-LUNGE      HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760      11   7  1   60 SAND DANCERS (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHELBAGHEERA 2754.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SHANA TWO-KNIVES 2756.  The ten other most popular fighters were WIGRAM 
2293, DEVONSHIRE 2779, RED COULTER 2767, CHELBAGHEERA 2754, MESSALIDA 2758, HALGAR 
SNAGTOOTH 2760, VOLGA 2778,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was VOLGA 2778.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760, MESSALIDA 2758, CHELBAGHEERA 2754, RED COULTER 
2767, DEVONSHIRE 2779, WIGRAM 2293, SHANA TWO-KNIVES 2756,  0,  0, and  0.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HST 1738 (146-104-1)                   5  3  0         PRESIDENTS           

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NECROMANCER 2520 (21-3-1)              0  2  0         MAGIC ARTISTS        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROGAR THORFIN 2255 (10-9-5)            2  3  0         DOMINATION           
SINISTER 2358 (5-2-0)                  2  3  0         THE BROTHERHOOD      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ABJURER 2534 (13-6-0)                  5  3  0         MAGIC ARTISTS        
BIRD 2301 (2-1-0)                      1  3  0         OLD SCHOOL BALL      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JORGEN THORFIN 2751 (4-2-0)            0  2  0         DOMINATION           

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ILLUSIONIST 2542 (0-0-0)               1  2  0  DEAD   MAGIC ARTISTS