DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/16/2008    Duedate: 07/29/2008

BLACKSTONE ARENA

DM-84    TURN-5

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GODZILLA
MONSTER MASH (536)
(84-2713) [4-0-0,45]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              GODZILLA
                               MONSTER MASH (536)
                               (84-2713) [4-0-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GODZILLA                       GODZILLA
MONSTER MASH (536)             MONSTER MASH (536)
(84-2713) [4-0-0,45]           (84-2713) [4-0-0,45]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

08AP18R (477)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JAKARI'S TT05 (541)         25
2. JAKARI'S TT02 (538)         25SUPERIOR FORCES 7709 (72)
3. JAKARI'S TT03 (539)         21      Unchartered Team
4. JAKARI'S TT06 (542)         18
5. JAKARI'S TT08 (544)         16      08AP18R (477)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*08AP18R (477)              4   0  1  100   1/ 1*08AP18R (477)             3  0 1
 2/ 0*08AP18Z (485)              1   0  0  100   2/ 2*MONSTER MASH (536)        2  0 0
 3/ 3*MONSTER MASH (536)         4   2  0 66.7   3/ 0*08AP18Z (485)             1  0 0
 4/ 2*DRAGON HOLD (614)          1   1  0 50.0   4/ 3*DRAGON HOLD (614)         1  1 0
 5- 4*08AP19D (489)              1   2  0 33.3   5- 4*08AP19D (489)             1  1 0
 6/ 5*JAKARI'S TT02 (538)        0  15  0  0.0   6/ 5*JAKARI'S TT02 (538)       0 15 0
 7/ 6*JAKARI'S TT06 (542)        0  14  0  0.0   7/ 6*JAKARI'S TT06 (542)       0 14 0
 8/ 7*JAKARI'S TT10 (546)        0  11  0  0.0   8/ 7*JAKARI'S TT10 (546)       0 11 0
 9/ 9*JAKARI'S TT05 (541)        0   9  0  0.0   9/ 9*JAKARI'S TT05 (541)       0  9 0
10/11*JAKARI'S TT03 (539)        0   8  0  0.0  10/11*JAKARI'S TT03 (539)       0  8 0
11/10*JAKARI'S TT09 (545)        0   8  0  0.0  11/10*JAKARI'S TT09 (545)       0  8 0
12/13*JAKARI'S TT08 (544)        0   7  0  0.0  12/13*JAKARI'S TT08 (544)       0  7 0
13- 8*JAKARI'S TT04 (540)        0   6  0  0.0  13- 8*JAKARI'S TT04 (540)       0  6 0
14/12*JAKARI'S TT07 (543)        0   6  0  0.0  14/12*JAKARI'S TT07 (543)       0  6 0
15/14*JAKARIS TTO1 (537)         0   3  0  0.0  15/14*JAKARIS TTO1 (537)        0  3 0
16-15*BENEATH MY BOOT HE (608)   0   1  0  0.0  16-15*BENEATH MY BOOT HE (608)  0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

As I wait here upon this polished black granite throne, I can't help but wonder why
my manager has waited so long to show me the sands of such a prestigious arena.  My
first days, in the year 93, I became a tournament champion for the first time.  My
desire was so great I took the life of the runner-up.  I was ready to begin a legacy;
however, it was not to be.  My manager vanished.  Some say he was taken captive and
held in the cataclysmic city of Shadowspire.  He confides nothing in me, but his
return has brought me back, and I am proud to be your Duelmaster.

                      Divine Thing

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of BLACKSTONE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon JAKARI'S 
TT04 this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 13th position in the wake of a 
0-0-0 round.  Z3 caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as it 
skillfully bested CONVICTED THIEF and was awarded 13 points in recognition.  The city 
has turned out in honor of GODZILLA, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim 
to the highest position in the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have 
told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In BLACKSTONE "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  MONSTER MASH is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of 08AP18R are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in BLACKSTONE as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GODZILLA 2713                 4   0  0    45       MONSTER MASH (536)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIVINE THING 3142             1   1  0    30       DRAGON HOLD (614)
 KILLER 2421                   4   0  1    27       08AP18R (477)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOC STEELE 3077               0   1  0    19       BENEATH MY BOOT HEEL (608)
-NO GO 2481                    1   2  0    18       08AP19D (489)
 Z3 2459                       1   0  0    13       08AP18Z (485)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THUG 3416               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT02 538    HIGH ELF                5  NONE
THUG 3415               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT02 538    HIGH ELF                5  NONE
THUG 3411               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT02 538    HIGH ELF                5  NONE
THUG 3410               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT02 538    BLACK ORC               5  NONE
THUG 3417               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT02 538    BLACK ORC               5  NONE
NORRA 2731              0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT03 539    DARK CHAMPION           5  NONE
QUAY 2730               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT03 539    ARENAMASTER             5  NONE
THUG 3413               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT03 539    MOUNTAIN TROLL          5  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THUG 3426               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT05 541    HIGH ELF                5  NONE
THUG 3425               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT05 541    ARENAMASTER             5  NONE
THUG 3427               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT05 541    BLACK ORC               5  NONE
THUG 3402               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT06 542    MOUNTAIN TROLL          5  NONE
THUG 3406               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT06 542    SHEWISH GIANT           5  NONE
THUG 3405               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT06 542    SPYMASTER               5  NONE
THUG 3403               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT06 542    BLACK ORC               5  NONE
THUG 3422               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT07 543    STONE GOLEM             5  NONE
THUG 3401               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT08 544    STONE GOLEM             5  NONE
THUG 3400               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT08 544    ARENAMASTER             5  NONE
THUG 3409               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT09 545    SHEWISH GIANT           5  NONE
THUG 3407               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT09 545    MOUNTAIN TROLL          5  NONE
THUG 3421               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT10 546    MOUNTAIN TROLL          5  NONE
THUG 3418               0  1 0 JAKARI'S TT10 546    BLACK ORC               5  NONE
THUG 3412               0  1 0 JAKARIS TTO1 537     SHEWISH GIANT           5  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

THUG was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THUG was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
THUG was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
THUG was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
THUG was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THUG was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
THUG was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THUG was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
THUG was easily killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
THUG was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
THUG was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THUG was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
THUG was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena match.
THUG was executed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
THUG was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
THUG was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
THUG was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena brawl.
THUG was easily killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena conflict.
THUG was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
THUG was assassinated by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
NORRA was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fray.
QUAY was executed by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
THUG was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena brawl.
DIVINE THING was overpowered by GODZILLA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title match.
KILLER beat OSKSI NOBLE in a 4 minute fight.
Z3 handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  10 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  14 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   9 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   6 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      0 -  11 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     0 -  15 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  11 -  0       0  |

Turn   5 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 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  4     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  5     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GODZILLA 2713               4   0  0   45 MONSTER MASH (536)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GODZILLA 2713.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GODZILLA 2713.  The ten other most popular fighters were THUG 3412, THUG 3409, 
THUG 3407, THUG 3406, THUG 3421, DIVINE THING 3142, Z3 2459, THUG 3418, THUG 3426, 
and THUG 3427.

The least popular fighter this week was KILLER 2421.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were QUAY 2730, NORRA 2731, THUG 3400, THUG 3401, THUG 3402, THUG 3403, THUG 
3405, THUG 3410, THUG 3411, and THUG 3413.