DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/15/2014    Duedate: 08/28/2014

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-756

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CRUSADER
MACHINES OF WAR (540)
(6-6341) [14-7-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

R.L.                           POSITION IS EMPTY
BLACK AND BLUES (575)          
(6-6842) [16-9-1,130]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CRUSADER                       ROLL
MACHINES OF WAR (540)          CONTROL (390)
(6-6341) [14-7-1,111]          (6-4546) [3-2-1,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK AND BLUES (575)       51
2. MACHINES OF WAR (540)       29      LIKE IT! (600)
3. CONTROL (390)               15      Unchartered Team
4. THE VOLS (545)               0
5. SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (603)      0      LOST SOULS (368)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIKE IT! (600)            45  24  2 65.2   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)   8  4 1
 2/ 4 CONTROL (390)             14  10  1 58.3   2/ 2 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        8  7 0
 3/ 2 BLACK AND BLUES (575)    190 137  5 58.1   3/ 3 LIKE IT! (600)            6  3 0
 4- 3 THE VOLS (545)            85  65 10 56.7   4/ 4 BLACK AND BLUES (575)     6  5 1
 5/ 5 MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)   59  56  4 51.3   5/ 5 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     4 11 1
 6/ 6 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       430 456 17 48.5   6/ 6 CONTROL (390)             3  3 0
 7/ 7 MACHINES OF WAR (540)     75  84  4 47.2   7- 8 THE VOLS (545)            1  4 0
 8- 8*SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (603)    1   4  0 20.0   8- 7*SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (603)   1  4 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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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 759): HRUNTLING of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 642): PIKESTAVE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 764): SFC11 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 736): COTTONBALL of THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 760): HIGHWAY GAMBLER of IT'S ALL OVER NOW (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 755): PRETZEL of LIKE IT! (Mr. Gusto, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 764): FROGLE ROCK of BATTLE FROGS 12-13 (Grimm, mgr)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 748): NOVA CAT of EMPIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 748): SUSHI HANGOVER of FISHY FISHY FISH (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 749): PACE VENTURA of PACE INVADERS (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 715): ALOYSIUS THE BEAR of MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 704): ASH of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 697): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 648): FROG BELLY LINT of BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 309): INNUK SHUK of WORLD BLADES 15 (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 302): HEATH BAR of SHEWISH MUNCHIES (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 593): LUDWIG MILT of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): LEPER MESSIAH of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 641): KING OF DARKHOLM of THOSE WHO RULE
                                                   (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 759): UPSTARTS (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 642): THE RUNAROUND (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 764): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 736): THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 760): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 755): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 764): SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 748): JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 750): STONE COLD (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 749): PACE INVADER (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 715): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 704): SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 697): DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 648): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 309): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 302): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 593): STRIKER FORCE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 641): TOON INN et al (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 758): FRAN TIC of UPSTARTS (?, mgr.)
                            FRANK N. STEIN of UPSTARTS (?, mgr.)
                            SANDBOX FURY of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
                            ABYSSINIAN of CAT'S MEOW (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 749): GENERAL KILLS of THE CEREAL KILLERS (?, mgr.)
               (turn 748): JOE MAMA of D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 703): DEFIANCE of BASH BROS CHILDREN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 648): HARGERD of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 301): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 593): LUDWIG MILT of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
                               KIM NEUW of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 278): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
                               FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  It looks like the guys(?) at BLACK AND BLUES 
had a good week as they went 3-0-1 to put them in 4th place.  I guess steroids help!  
Hey everybody, watch out for R.L., who flew up 32 points in the rankings after 
mashing MONEY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  SERGEANT 3 was beat by WILLIE BROWN and drops 
13 points.  Unlike most arenas, PRETZEL managed to get its challenge off against the 
13-7-1 CRUSADER.  It's a proud day for the MACHINES OF WAR stable, as their warrior, 
CRUSADER, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 
gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid BLACK AND BLUES, please raise you 
hand.  Wow.  Does TRANSEL really have that many liars?  For those of you who like 
math, try this one:  BLACK AND BLUES + Weapons That go Boom = LIKE IT! + Avoid City.  
And who is this NOT ME you ask, with 44 points and a 6-3-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I 
could tell!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  There's got to be more reason for the 
sending of PALADIN to the Dark Arena than hers record (6-4-1).  Anybody got any ideas 
MACHINES OF WAR?  It's not often when you see a 12-4-0 warrior like MONEY kick the 
bucket.  I wonder if LIKE IT! will recover from the blow.  Here's some advice:  
warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the TRANSEL giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRUSADER 6341                14   7  1   111       MACHINES OF WAR (540)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 R.L. 6842                    16   9  1   130       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
-DESMOND DOSS 6819            13   2  0   124       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
 ZONE 4547                    11   4  0   106       CONTROL (390)
 ALICE AIN'T HERE 6759        19  31  0    94       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIVATE 4 6850               13   5  1    90       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
 PRETZEL 6841                 10   2  0    88       LIKE IT! (600)
-MICHELIN 6380                 9   5  3    80       THE VOLS (545)
 PRIVATE 1 6882               10   4  0    69       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWEET 6839                   11   4  0    65       LIKE IT! (600)
-MEMPHIS MIKE 6381             6   2  0    57       THE VOLS (545)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE FRANCHISE 6375            6   5  0    54       THE VOLS (545)
 MARCH MADNESS 6945            3   0  0    52       LIKE IT! (600)
 FLUFFY BOY 6824               7  22  0    50       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 NOT ME 6933                   6   3  0    44       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 KNEES MCGEE 6852              8  15  0    39       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 USURPER 6956                  1   3  1    31       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
 ROLL 4546                     3   2  1    27       CONTROL (390)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-J.K. POLK 6444                3   4  1    27       THE VOLS (545)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILLIE BROWN 6944             4   3  0    22       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
-KUNG PAO MASTER 6879          1   0  0    21       SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (603)
 SLOPPY DRUNK 6957             3   1  0    17       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
-PIZZA MAN 6379                2   0  1    17       THE VOLS (545)
 SERGEANT 3 6920               3   5  0    14       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
 BLACK WIDOW 6958              1   2  0     7       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-DELICIOUS GUARD 6881          0   1  0     7       SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (603)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SAM CHATMON 6940        4  2 0 BLACK AND BLUES 575  USURPER 6956          754  REVENGED
MONEY 6838             12  4 0 LIKE IT! 600         R.L. 6842             756   
DEAD 6975               0  1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540  SOLARIN THE SILE      756  NONE
DEAD2 6976              0  1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540  JAKON STARSTRIKE      756  NONE
PALADIN 6923            6  4 1 MACHINES OF WAR 540  RORIK STEELFIST       756  NONE
SERGEANT 2 6919         3  5 1 MEDAL OF HONOR Y 597 CAPTURED ORC          756  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

But we LIKE leftovers!  They're the meals that have been tested.

Good heavens, three-two and a total reverse of last time!  This time, it's the three
"old hands" that won and the newcomers that lost.  AND, no standbys.  somebody has
been practicing. -- Not-a-Nut Jones
P.S.  Oh, sorry, FOUR-ONE, not three-two.  I read one line backward.  I have days
like that.

Michelin -- Alice isn't here to write a personal, but she did seem to hint that she
was "tired of rolling tires around."  Make of that what you will. -- Not-a-Nut Jones

J.K. Polk -- Polk me like that again, and I'll cut it OFF, see if I DON'T! -- Knees
McGee
P.S.  Cute knees does not equal round heels.

Paladin -- A mere beginner in the business of do-goodery. -- Dark Fluffy, AVENGER of
Beach Littering!

Willie Brown -- Huh, "read the line backward"?  Am I supposed to BELIEVE that? -- Not
Me

Roll -- Gah, golems.  Bite them and get a mouth full of machine oil.  Gah. -- Black
Widow

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PALADIN was viciously butchered by RORIK STEELFIST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD was murdered by SOLARIN THE SILENT in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DEAD2 was assassinated by JAKON STARSTRIKE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
PRETZEL was devastated by CRUSADER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
MONEY was murdered by R.L. in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
USURPER was unbelievably bested by NOT ME in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ZONE beat PRIVATE 4 in a popular 1 minute master's brawl.
ALICE AIN'T HERE overcame XENORIA in a 1 minute expert's melee.
FLUFFY BOY was vanquished by PRIVATE 1 in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KNEES MCGEE was vanquished by MARCH MADNESS in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
SERGEANT 3 was outlasted by WILLIE BROWN in a tiring 13 minute melee.
SERGEANT 2 was luckily killed by  CAPTURED ORC in a exciting 1 minute bloody match.
ROLL viciously subdued BLACK WIDOW in a exciting 2 minute bloody novice's contest.
SLOPPY DRUNK overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        23 -  14 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  22 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  24 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  30 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  12 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 756 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CRUSADER 6341              14   7  1  111 MACHINES OF WAR (540)
TOTAL PARRY      R.L. 6842                  16   9  1  130 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ZONE 4547                  11   4  0  106 CONTROL (390)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRIVATE 4 6850             13   5  1   90 MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
LUNGING ATTACK   PRIVATE 1 6882             10   4  0   69 MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
AIMED BLOW       NOT ME 6933                 6   3  0   44 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CRUSADER 6341.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ROLL 4546.  The ten other most popular fighters were PRIVATE 4 6850, SERGEANT 2 
6919, PALADIN 6923, ZONE 4547, MARCH MADNESS 6945, CRUSADER 6341, USURPER 6956, NOT 
ME 6933, BLACK WIDOW 6958, and SLOPPY DRUNK 6957.

The least popular fighter this week was WILLIE BROWN 6944.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SERGEANT 3 6920, KNEES MCGEE 6852, FLUFFY BOY 6824, MONEY 6838, 
DEAD2 6976, PRIVATE 1 6882, ALICE AIN'T HERE 6759, R.L. 6842, PRETZEL 6841, and DEAD 
6975.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2015.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI.

Please make your reservations now if you plan to go.  This is prime season for 
Phoenix, and this year will be crazy:  the Superbowl, Phoenix Open, auto auction, PF 
Chang's Marathon, and more are all during that time.  The hotel will be filling up 
quickly and I won't be able to add rooms to the block after they are full.  So please 
book your room now -- if you can't make it you can cancel your reservation, but we 
hope you do!

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!