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DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/10/2020    Duedate: 09/23/2020

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-860

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HYDRA
EAGLES CLAW (47)
(38-5493) [13-8-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HYDRA                          TAKEDA SHINGEN
EAGLES CLAW (47)               HATCHETS AT DUSK (485)
(38-5493) [13-8-0,104]         (38-5558) [1-0-0,11]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACK CLAW                     TAKEDA SHINGEN
EAGLES CLAW (47)               HATCHETS AT DUSK (485)
(38-5477) [18-10-1,68]         (38-5558) [1-0-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EAGLES CLAW (47)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HATCHETS AT DUSK (485)      22
2. DRAGONS CLAW (463)          17      DRAGONS CLAW (463)
3. EAGLES CLAW (47)            15      Unchartered Team
4. WRATHMEN XXVI (471)          0
5. BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)    -6      HATCHETS AT DUSK (485)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DRAGONS CLAW (463)       267 154 13 63.4   1/ 2 EAGLES CLAW (47)          9  6 0
 2- 2 WRATHMEN XXVI (471)       14   9  0 60.9   2/ 1 DRAGONS CLAW (463)        7  7 0
 3/ 3 EAGLES CLAW (47)         929 704 69 56.9   3/ 4 BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)  3  5 0
 4/ 4 BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)  50  54  3 48.1   4- 3 WRATHMEN XXVI (471)       1  2 0
 5/ 0*HATCHETS AT DUSK (485)     1   3  0 25.0   5/ 0*HATCHETS AT DUSK (485)    1  3 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Verbatim -- A pleasure to cross weapons with you! 
Judas Rising -- thanks for teaching my buddy how to fight.
Talonious -- Ditto!

                                          -- Your DM 

                                             Cotillion

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly CLIFFHOME games.  Former top team DRAGONS CLAW was 
unseated this week as EAGLES CLAW moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 3-2-0 record for the round.  BROTHER ADROIT caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested SWEDES and was awarded 25 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BROTHER ADROIT put down 
SWEDES, causing him to lose 23 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of 
the fights this week, the spotlight was on HYDRA as he bore arms against the 
challenge of reigning Duelmaster COTILLION.  The city has turned out in honor of 
HYDRA, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the 
city!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their 
position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CLIFFHOME.  CLIFFHOME, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of 
thy guilds is DRAGONS CLAW, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of BOOK OF THE FALLEN 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.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYDRA 5493                SL 13   8  0   104       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUDAS RISING 5469         ST 21   7  1    96       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 COTILLION 5492            LU 10   7  0    91       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON DRAGON 5517          BA  8   5  2    75       DRAGONS CLAW (463)
 BLACK CLAW 5477           LU 18  10  1    68       EAGLES CLAW (47)                         *

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SUMMONER 5480         LU 18   9  1    64       DRAGONS CLAW (463)                       *

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DASSEM ULTOR 5481         SL  3   4  0    53       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)                 *
 BROTHER ADROIT 5518       SL  3   1  0    50       BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)                 *

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NLAEA 5315                SL  3   1  0    32       WRATHMEN XXVI (471)                      *
 TALONIOUS PUNK 5545       SL  5   4  1    30       EAGLES CLAW (47)                         *
 SWEDES 5515               SL  7   6  0    29       DRAGONS CLAW (463)                       *

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING IN CRIMSON 5567          1   0  0    20       DRAGONS CLAW (463)                       [BA-SL]
 TAKEDA SHINGEN 5558           1   0  0    11       HATCHETS AT DUSK (485)                   [BA-SL]
 THE TOWER 5566            PR  0   1  0     1       EAGLES CLAW (47)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DRAGON BREATH 5563      0  1 0 DRAGONS CLAW 463     ARENAMASTER ERLY      860  NONE
DREW COLLINS 5560       0  1 0 HATCHETS AT DUSK 485 WURM KIN              860  NONE
EARLY BIRD 5559         0  1 0 HATCHETS AT DUSK 485 DARK CHAMPION         860  NONE
EARLY BIRD 1 5557       0  1 0 HATCHETS AT DUSK 485 WURM KIN              860  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                       TURF WAR XII -- TW12       (Rev 8-8-20)
                      (Start turn after FTF or Mailer JAN 2021)

                   Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47)

TURF WARS is a team event and unlike all other events in D2, involves "certs."

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, thrown-together alliances, or 
temporary alliances created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each 
alliance or participant must:

1.  Announce an Alliance Name, Captain, and Assistant of the alliance in the North 
    Fork (DM 47) newsletter or on the RSI site. 

2.  Determine and submit either 1 or 2 or 3 certificates per participant. Amounts can 
    be different per alliance participant. (See Scoring section for more details.)

3.  Each participating team must run in DM47 on one of the three turns prior to the 
    start of TW12 so that the team shows in the last newsletter prior to the 1st TW12 
    turn.

At the end of the game, Captains are responsible for distributing any winning 
certificates to the team participants.

No alliance scores can be tabulated until the chosen amount of RSI Gift Certificates 
are received, the teams are listed in the newsletter, and participant indication and 
captain confirmation are posted in the North Fork newsletter.

All entry certs should be sent to Oz or The Consortium via RSI.

Only one (1) team per player/manager may compete in the Turf Wars, and only one team 
per player/manager may compete in North Fork DM47 during the Turf War. No arena 
multiple teams or aliases will be allowed. Violations will result in immediate manager 
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). NOTE: Since alliances require two teams, this would mean the remaining 
alliance member cannot score in the TW.

Any Turf War team must show/be posted/listed in the DM47 Newsletter just prior to 
their actual scoring/participation. (E.g. New teams, transfers, current teams must 
show up in the newsletter prior to the beginning of participation, allowing opponent 
knowledge and challenging/avoiding.) Manager/teams may not participate/score in the 
Turf War the same turn they are first posted in the newsletter. (So get your team in 
the newsletter early.) Teams do not have to run that turn prior to TW12-T1, but will 
have had to run shortly before to allow their warriors to be visible in the newsletter 
just prior to TW12-T1.

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, confirmation, NL listing, and Gift 
Certificate received.

No declarations or confirmations will be accepted after Turn 2 of the Turf War. 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.)

No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death or death 
in a tournament or graduation. There must be a maximum of five only on a team at any 
point and time. (The penalty for such substitution is -25 points.)

SCORING will be as follows: Only three things affect scoring. Number of initial certs 
submitted, wins, fighting all five warriors, and the round modifier. (Later rounds 
have higher modifiers.)

NUMBER OF CERTS SUBMITTED

1. Alliances will start the competition with the amount of points based on the amount 
   of certs submitted.

          Two certs (1 each, the minimum required) = 0 points.
          Three certs total = 3 points for the alliance
          Four certs total = 6 points for the alliance
          Five certs total = 10 for the alliance
          Six certs (the max) total = 15 for the alliances

2. After the sixth and after the eleventh round those same amount of turn starting 
   points are awarded to each alliance.

3. Hence, alliances may earn up to 45 points through the event via certs. (Note: cert 
   points are not impacted by the Round Modifier.)

NUMBER OF WINS

1. Each teammate win per round is worth 3 base points. (e.g. 1 win = 3 points, 5 wins 
   = 15 points)

FIGHT ALL FIVE WARRIORS

1. Each turn there is a +3 base point bonus for each teammate fighting all five 
   warriors

2. Each turn there is a -3 base point penalty for each teammate not fighting all five 
   warriors.

ROUND MODIFIER

1. The first 6 rounds of TW12 are scored at 1x base points. (Base points includes win 
   scoring, and any all-5 bonus/penalty, but not any cert scoring)

2. The 7th through 11th rounds are scored at 2x base points.

3. For the final and 12th round, base point scoring is at x3.

Special Considerations:

1. There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If you begin 
   the Turf War with Alliance X, you must end the Turf War with Alliance X.  If you 
   begin the Turf War with Team X, you must end the Turf War with Team X.

2. Each alliance is comprised of two and only two managers.

3. The Dark Arena may be used without penalty. (Limit twice per warrior.)

4, If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the arena is 
   aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by the 
   gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked to 
   desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

PRIZES

Certs:  The winning alliance gets 70% of the pooled certs. Second place alliance gets 
20%, and third place gets 10%.

It is the responsibility of the Captain of the winning alliance to distribute Gift 
Certificates to his alliance. Moderators will mail them shortly after the final round. 
Moderators will submit a list of each manager winner to RSI at the completion of the 
contest for the RSI awarded prizes, to then be claimed by the manager from RSI 
Customer Service within 6 months.

RSI awards: (all must be applied to DM47 warriors, cannot create out-of-bounds 
warrior, and one max prize applied to any warrior ? all within 6 months)(one max prize 
means that if you win two prizes they cannot be applied to the same warrior.)

1. Winning alliance captain may choose three (each manager/team receives same prize as 
   chosen by captain):

   * Limited Damage Bump (bump one level damage) (warrior must have fought in the TW)

   * Stat replace (remove 2 SZ, replace 2 to any one other stat) (warrior must have 
     fought in the TW)

   * Choice Replacement (Receive 5 replacements, choose 1, delete 4)

   * Replacement stat swap (Replace/flip any 2 stats on one new replacement)(may not 
     use in combination with Choice Replacement.)

   * Favorite weapon knowledge (warrior must have fought in the TW)

2. 2nd place alliance captain may choose two (each manager/team receives same prize 
   as chosen by captain)

   * Favorite weapon knowledge (warrior must have fought in the TW)

   * Favorite rhythm knowledge (warrior must have participated in TW)

   * Free stat raise of choice except size (may not create out-of-bounds warrior)

3. 3rd place alliance captain may choose one (each manager/team receives same prize as 
   chosen by captain)

   * Favorite weapon knowledge (warrior must have fought in the TW)

   * Favorite rhythm knowledge (warrior must have participated in TW)

   * Free stat raise of choice except size (may not create out-of-bounds warrior)

Participation Award:  All teams who fight in all rounds and 54 min fights (of 60)

   * Two +1 skill pots (added to warrior base; cannot create out of bound warrior)

These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderators within two weeks of round twelve for 
individual claiming from RSI within 4 turns of the end of TWXII. 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, Master Darque, and Assur. (The 
TWX Triumvirate) 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 or Bash Bros Park via diplo in DM 47.  
Managers with internet access may send a private message to [The Consortium] or 
[Darque] or [Assur] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email questions, 
comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder@yahoo.com or wfms101@aol.com or or 
mikey.alexander@hisstrengthandwork.com

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DRAGON BREATH was butchered by ARENAMASTER ERLYAIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DREW COLLINS was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
EARLY BIRD 1 was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
EARLY BIRD was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
COTILLION was bested by HYDRA in a popular 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
DASSEM ULTOR was demolished by IRON DRAGON in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
THE SUMMONER was vanquished by M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BLACK CLAW was overpowered by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
JUDAS RISING overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SWEDES was vanquished by BROTHER ADROIT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TALONIOUS PUNK overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TAKEDA SHINGEN overpowered THE TOWER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
KING IN CRIMSON overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   34 -  20 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  22 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   7 -  0      13  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 860 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         6  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  HYDRA 5493                 13   8  0  104 EAGLES CLAW (47)
STRIKING ATTACK  JUDAS RISING 5469          21   7  1   96 EAGLES CLAW (47)
LUNGING ATTACK   COTILLION 5492             10   7  0   91 BOOK OF THE FALLEN (465)
BASHING ATTACK   IRON DRAGON 5517            8   5  2   75 DRAGONS CLAW (463)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is BLACK CLAW 5477.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TAKEDA SHINGEN 5558.  The ten other most popular fighters were HYDRA 5493, IRON 
DRAGON 5517, JUDAS RISING 5469, TALONIOUS PUNK 5545, BROTHER ADROIT 5518, KING IN 
CRIMSON 5567, EARLY BIRD 1 5557, EARLY BIRD 5559, COTILLION 5492, and BLACK CLAW 
5477.

The least popular fighter this week was THE TOWER 5566.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SWEDES 5515, THE SUMMONER 5480, DASSEM ULTOR 5481, DREW COLLINS 5560, 
DRAGON BREATH 5563, BLACK CLAW 5477, COTILLION 5492, EARLY BIRD 5559, EARLY BIRD 1 
5557, and KING IN CRIMSON 5567.

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