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DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/08/2020    Duedate: 09/21/2020

AMEN-TEI ARENA

DM-63    TURN-739

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BARRETT INCH
WAYFARERS (248)
(63-3455) [19-9-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BARRETT INCH                   NAKA
WAYFARERS (248)                STEELE RISING (380)
(63-3455) [19-9-1,109]         (63-3501) [5-1-1,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BARRETT INCH                   T-REX
WAYFARERS (248)                JURASSIC 5 (379)
(63-3455) [19-9-1,109]         (63-3498) [1-1-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WAYFARERS (248)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD ATTIFOOD (376)          29
2. STEELE RISING (380)         22      SATAN'S SAINTS (377)
3. WAYFARERS (248)             15      Unchartered Team
4. SATAN'S SAINTS (377)        13
5. PSYOPS, INC. (381)           0      STEELE RISING (380)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SATAN'S SAINTS (377)      13   3  3 81.3   1/ 1 WAYFARERS (248)           8  4 1
 2- 3*PSYOPS, INC. (381)         4   1  1 80.0   2/ 4*STEELE RISING (380)       5  5 0
 3/ 0 BAD ATTIFOOD (376)        19   7  0 73.1   3- 2*PSYOPS, INC. (381)        4  1 1
 4- 4 EXCLAMATION! (350)       286 138 18 67.5   4- 3 EXCLAMATION! (350)        3  1 0
 5/ 5*STEELE RISING (380)       18  11  4 62.1   5/ 0 BAD ATTIFOOD (376)        3  2 0
 6- 6 BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)  48  38  2 55.8   6/ 5 SATAN'S SAINTS (377)      2  1 1
 7/ 1*JURASSIC 5 (379)           1   1  0 50.0   7- 6 BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)  2  3 1
 8/ 7 WAYFARERS (248)          %1100 %1203 25 47.8   8- 7 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  1  0 0
 9- 8 SUPERIOR FORCES 54 (302)  33  44  1 42.9   9/ 8*JURASSIC 5 (379)          1  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

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon AMEN-TEI, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  STEELE RISING had cause to celebrate, after NAKA 
got 26 points by beating IT'S NACHO CHEESE.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, 
NAKA was winsome, after beating IT'S NACHO CHEESE and seeing him lose 22 points.  
Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE, of 
AMEN-TEI, who despite a 0-0-0 couldn't overcome AMEN-TEI's Number 1.  So who's the 
team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR 
stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of EXCLAMATION!, alone and unchallenged.  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, BAD ATTIFOOD scurried away from EXCLAMATION!.  
Oh, the shame!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral 
hygiene?  Whatever it is, PICKLES AND ONIONS is the most challenged warrior.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
I hear GOLIATH of STEELE RISING tired of the battles and was thinking of becoming a 
priest.  JOHN BOSCO of SATAN'S SAINTS saved him the effort of getting references.  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in AMEN-TEI would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Can 
anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for AMEN-TEI?  On that giddy 
note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARRETT INCH 3455         ST 19   9  1   109       WAYFARERS (248)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AQUINAS 3480              TP  8   0  1   109       SATAN'S SAINTS (377)
 POOR STRANGER 3464        ST 13  14  0   105       WAYFARERS (248)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN BOSCO 3477           LU  5   3  2    74       SATAN'S SAINTS (377)
 JALAPENO BUSINESS 3473    LU  5   1  0    74       BAD ATTIFOOD (376)
-FAT DIAMOND 3311          LU 13   6  0    70       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAKA 3501                 LU  5   1  1    65       STEELE RISING (380)
 PICKLES AND ONIONS 3453   PS 13  22  1    62       WAYFARERS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHY GUY 3502              LU  5   1  2    50       STEELE RISING (380)
 BABY, PEAS! 3471          ST  3   0  0    49       BAD ATTIFOOD (376)
-PSHAW 3451                TP 11   9  0    44       EXCLAMATION! (350)
-HOUSEHOLD NAME 3312       AB 12   7  0    43       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)
 IT'S NACHO CHEESE 3474    AB  8   3  0    43       BAD ATTIFOOD (376)
 DARKFIRE 3503             LU  4   2  1    39       STEELE RISING (380)
-CHICKEN 3499              AB  3   3  0    38       EXCLAMATION! (350)                       *

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILK SUIT 3370            AB  4   4  0    25       BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD (362)                 *

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOSH 3506                 TP  3   1  0    19       EXCLAMATION! (350)                       *
 KINDA A BIG DILL 3475     WS  3   1  0    17       BAD ATTIFOOD (376)
-PSYCLOPS 3520                 1   0  0    15       PSYOPS, INC. (381)                       [LU-PR-SL-WS]
-PSYRIN 3521                   1   0  1    14       PSYOPS, INC. (381)                       [LU-PR-SL-WS]
-PSYBORG 3519                  1   0  0    13       PSYOPS, INC. (381)                       [LU-PR-SL-WS]
-PSYCLONE 3522                 1   0  0    13       PSYOPS, INC. (381)                       [LU-PR-SL-WS]
 WHIRLWIND 3518            WS  2   2  1    11       WAYFARERS (248)                          *
 T-REX 3498                ST  1   1  0     9       JURASSIC 5 (379)
-[B] 3517                      1   0  0     9       SUPERIOR FORCES 5405 (302)               [LU-PR-SL-WS]
-BALDERDASH 3510           ST  0   1  0     1       EXCLAMATION! (350)                       *
-PSYCHOSIS 3523                0   1  0     1       PSYOPS, INC. (381)                       [LU-WS]

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
A PRETTY PENNE 3511     0  1 0 BAD ATTIFOOD 376     WHIRLWIND 3518        739   
DA100 3525              0  1 0 STEELE RISING 380    BLACK ORC             739  NONE
GOLIATH 3504            4  2 0 STEELE RISING 380    JOHN BOSCO 3477       739   
CLOUD SHADOW 3467      12  8 1 WAYFARERS 248        DARKFIRE 3503         735  REVENGED

                                     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

DA100 was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BARRETT INCH vanquished VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
POOR STRANGER demolished KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 2 minute uneven fight.
PICKLES AND ONIONS was devastated by JALAPENO BUSINESS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JOHN BOSCO murdered GOLIATH in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
IT'S NACHO CHEESE was overpowered by NAKA in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SHY GUY viciously subdued THE HONEST MERCHANT in a popular 2 minute competition.
DARKFIRE lost to BABY, PEAS! in a action packed 2 minute gruesome duel.
KINDA A BIG DILL luckily beat T-REX in a popular 7 minute gory beginner's duel.
WHIRLWIND killed A PRETTY PENNE in a 2 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -   9 -  6      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  17 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 739 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BARRETT INCH 3455          19   9  1  109 WAYFARERS (248)
LUNGING ATTACK   JOHN BOSCO 3477             5   3  2   74 SATAN'S SAINTS (377)
AIMED BLOW       IT'S NACHO CHEESE 3474      8   3  0   43 BAD ATTIFOOD (376)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BARRETT INCH 3455.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was T-REX 3498.  The ten other most popular fighters were POOR STRANGER 3464, 
SHY GUY 3502, DARKFIRE 3503, JOHN BOSCO 3477, BABY, PEAS! 3471, BARRETT INCH 3455, 
WHIRLWIND 3518, JALAPENO BUSINESS 3473, NAKA 3501, and A PRETTY PENNE 3511.

The least popular fighter this week was KINDA A BIG DILL 3475.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were IT'S NACHO CHEESE 3474, GOLIATH 3504, PICKLES AND ONIONS 3453, 
DA100 3525, A PRETTY PENNE 3511, NAKA 3501, JALAPENO BUSINESS 3473, WHIRLWIND 3518, 
BARRETT INCH 3455, and BABY, PEAS! 3471.

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