DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/28/2010    Duedate: 09/10/2010

DWES EG ARENA

DM 82    TURN 285

This Week's Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHILI CHEESE
NOTHING BUT DIP (3042)
(82-19622) [8-9-0,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHILI CHEESE                   SCHELOTTO
NOTHING BUT DIP (3042)         THE CREW (9437)
(82-19622) [8-9-0,83]          (82-56036) [2-2-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Week's Favorite

NECTARINE                      SAMI
WHAT'S MY FRUIT? (3045)        CATS (9438)
(82-19639) [11-9-0,69]         (82-56043) [3-1-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STRIPPERS (9436)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STRIPPERS (9436)              29 
2. THE CREW (9437)               17 SUPERIOR FORCES 1405 (4532)
3. CATS (9438)                   14    Unchartered Team
4. NOTHING BUT DIP (3042)        11 
5. SUPERIOR FORCES 1802 (9245)   10    THE CREW (9437)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MY DVDS (6283)             1   0  0 100.   1/ 1*STRIPPERS (9436)          9  6 0
 2/ 4*THE CREW (9437)            6   2  1 75.0   2/ 2*CATS (9438)               7  5 1
 3/ 0*SUPERIOR FORCES 18 (9245)  3   1  0 75.0   3/ 3*THE CREW (9437)           5  1 0
 4/ 3*STRIPPERS (9436)          14   6  1 70.0   4/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES 14 (4532) 3  0 0
 5- 5*MISKATONIC U (8835)        5   3  0 62.5   5/ 7 NOTHING BUT DIP (3042)    3  0 0
 6/ 8 SUPERIOR FORCES 14 (4532)  7   5  0 58.3   6- 5*THE GUESS HUE (6282)      2  0 0
 7/ 6*CATS (9438)                9   7  1 56.2   7/10 SUPERIOR FORCES 67 (8871) 2  1 0
 8/ 7 OVERHYPED (4535)           8   7  0 53.3   8/14 WHAT'S MY FRUIT? (3045)   2  1 0
 9/10 SUPERIOR FORCES 67 (8871)  6   6  0 50.0   9- 4*MISKATONIC U (8835)       1  0 0
10/ 9 SUPERIOR FORCES 16 (7060)  6   7  0 46.2  10/ 0*SUPERIOR FORCES 18 (9245) 1  0 0
11-11 A  UNIT (1742)            51  67  2 43.2  11- 8*MY DVDS (6283)            1  0 0
12/15*SUPERIOR FORCES 47 (8333)  3   4  0 42.9  12- 9 A  UNIT (1742)            1  0 0
13/ 0 SUPE FORCES 7603 (7526)    8  11  0 42.1  13/16*SUPERIOR FORCES 47 (8333) 1  2 0
14-12*THE GUESS HUE (6282)       2   3  0 40.0  14/11 SUPERIOR FORCES 16 (7060) 1  2 0
15/13 NOTHING BUT DIP (3042)    18  28  0 39.1  15/13 OVERHYPED (4535)          1  2 0
16/14 WHAT'S MY FRUIT? (3045)   16  25  1 39.0  16-15*WORLD BLADES (1662)       0  3 0
17-16*DEVIL'S FOOD CAKES (6617)  1   2  0 33.3  17-18*VENETIAN XX (8070)        0  1 0
18-17*WORLD BLADES (1662)        0   3  0  0.0  18/ 0 SUPE FORCES 7603 (7526)   0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18*VENETIAN XX (8070)         0   1  0  0.0  19-12*DEVIL'S FOOD CAKES (6617) 0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  
Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe DEVIL'S FOOD CAKES.  Last week they got 0-0-0 
to drop by 7!  What's a move up by 6 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause 
for celebration, according to WHAT'S MY FRUIT?.  Practice pays for CHERRY, who 
pummelled DAGAN, to pocket 14 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 9 points to WAKE FOREST.  (Discrete enough, 
SOPHIA?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by BUTCH, of 
OVERHYPED, who despite a 8-7-0 couldn't overcome DWES EG's Number 1.  So who was the 
warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got 
a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are DWES EG's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in DWES EG is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHILI CHEESE 19622            8   9     83         NOTHING BUT DIP (3042)    

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NECTARINE 19639              11   9     69         WHAT'S MY FRUIT? (3045)   

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HERBERT WEST 52450            5   3     66         MISKATONIC U (8835)       
 BUTCH 27889                   8   7     58         OVERHYPED (4535)          
 ALREADY DEAD 27877            7   5     57         SUPERIOR FORCES 140 (4532)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIRPAL 52649                 6   6     55         SUPERIOR FORCES 670 (8871)
 ELEPHANT 42220                6   7     43         SUPERIOR FORCES 160 (7060)
 SCHELOTTO 56036               2   2     34         THE CREW (9437)           

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAKE FOREST 54796             3   1     33         SUPERIOR FORCES 180 (9245)
 ARMOR KNIGHT 49618            3   4     33         SUPERIOR FORCES 470 (8333)
 LENHART 56037                 4   0  1  31         THE CREW (9437)           
 MERCEDES 56033                2   2     30         STRIPPERS (9436)          
 AMBER 56040                   3   1  1  29         CATS (9438)               
 PANTERA 56042                 3   1     29         CATS (9438)               
 CRYSTAL 56031                 4   0  1  28         STRIPPERS (9436)          
-DEEP PURPLE 37844             2   2     27         THE GUESS HUE (6282)      
 CHERRY 56032                  2   2     25         STRIPPERS (9436)          
 DAGAN 44733                   2   4     24         SUPE FORCES 7603 (7526)   

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAWNEE 56029                 3   1     22         STRIPPERS (9436)          
-AMADEUS 37852                 1   0     21         MY DVDS (6283)            
 SAMI 56043                    3   1     20         CATS (9438)               
 SOPHIA 56030                  3   1     20         STRIPPERS (9436)          
-ALLURE 11951                  3   3     19         A  UNIT (1742)            
-HO HO HORRORS 39775           1   2     19         DEVIL'S FOOD CAKES (6617) 
 LOGAN 56039                   0   4      8         CATS (9438)               

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CREME BURLE 47986             0   1      5         VENETIAN XX (8070)        

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTANT BEGGA        0  0 0                      AMBER 56040           285  NONE
ROAMING GNOME 47811     3  2 0 SHORT BUT DEADL 8037 STRANGE WORLD 43439   281  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

21 August 2010
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                                      ALLIANCES
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                                 COME ONE, COME ALL
                                  MEET NEW FRIENDS
                                 AND FORM NEW TEAMS
                     WIN ROLLUP CERTS AND RSI SPONSORED PRIZES
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                               THE TURF WAR IS HERE AGAIN!!!!!
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                                 *TURF WAR VII RULES*
                            Starting Nov 2010 (12 turns)
           Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

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 Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate. (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        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 an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter. 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 in the newsletter
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
(including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to take any multiple
teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation 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 score 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. (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Up Challenge                        +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge                       0     -2      0       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -5
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** A Champion's double score applies to his score only -- not to the opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any point
and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.) Points awarded for
tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, 15 for a TV and 25 for a TC. Death in
a tournament negates any tournament points gained and results in a-5 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.) Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc). (to qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Spy Report mention (team name only)              +2 
     1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
Style Master                                     +2
      1. No matter how many mentions or stylemasters, an individual team can score
only +2 in each category per round
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 have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion. 

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 15 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 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win
such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 5 for any entrant, (15
total for a TV and 25 total for a TC.) However, death in a tournament will result in
a -5 score for that tournament. (If a warrior TV's and is subsequently killed in a
tournament the points scored are -5 for that tournament.)
        5.  Points for TVs and TCs and tournament deaths 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 five (5) teams allowed per alliance for the
Turf War VII.
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first turn only, of every warrior,
without penalty.

Prizes:
The Turf War is normally a "winner take all" contest.  However, for TWVII, a prize
will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager that fights
five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in order - kills,
recognition points earned.) All prizes and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be
awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  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.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two 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
DM47 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 and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

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 or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in November 2010 following the Fall Mail In.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHILI CHEESE devastated BUTCH in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
NECTARINE demolished ELEPHANT in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ALREADY DEAD defeated MERCEDES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute duel.
CHIRPAL bested PANTERA in a popular 1 minute fight.
SCHELOTTO demolished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SOPHIA was vanquished by WAKE FOREST in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ARMOR KNIGHT overpowered LOGAN in a 4 minute mismatched brawl.
SAMI defeated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a action packed 1 minute melee.
SHAWNEE vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CHERRY overpowered DAGAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LENHART overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
AMBER easily killed PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CRYSTAL demolished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   46 -  24 -  2      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  28 -  5      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        40 -  26 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  21 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  13 -  3      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -  11 -  0      15  |

Turn 285 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:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         6  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     NECTARINE 19639            11   9  0   69 WHAT'S MY FRUIT? (3045)
BASHING ATTACK   BUTCH 27889                 8   7  0   58 OVERHYPED (4535)
PARRY-LUNGE      ALREADY DEAD 27877          7   5  0   57 SUPERIOR FORCES 1405 (4532)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NECTARINE 19639.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SAMI -9493.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOGAN -9497, CHILI CHEESE 
19622, ALREADY DEAD 27877, CHIRPAL -12887, WAKE FOREST -10740, NECTARINE 19639, 
MERCEDES -9503, PANTERA -9494, SCHELOTTO -9500, and LENHART -9499.

The least popular fighter this week was ARMOR KNIGHT -15918.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DAGAN -20803, SOPHIA -9506, ELEPHANT -23316, CHERRY -9504, 
SHAWNEE -9507, BUTCH 27889, CRYSTAL -9505, AMBER -9496, LENHART -9499, and SCHELOTTO 
-9500.