DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/18/2014    Duedate: 08/30/2014

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-751

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUSHI HANGOVER
FISHY FISHY FISH (703)
(18-10313) [7-0-0,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EDDY                           SUSHI HANGOVER
SEA DOGS (224)                 FISHY FISHY FISH (703)
(18-10120) [10-2-0,108]        (18-10313) [7-0-0,131]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GAYLAN OSBORNE                 FRANCIS DOLARHYDE
HELP WANTED (671)              HELP WANTED (671)
(18-9346) [11-8-0,95]          (18-10564) [2-0-1,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HELP WANTED (671)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HELP WANTED (671)           43
2. SEA DOGS (224)              36      ANIMAL PHARM (533)
3. FISHY FISHY FISH (703)      14      Unchartered Team
4. STONE COLD (713)             9
5. IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)        8      FISHY FISHY FISH (703)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FISHY FISHY FISH (703)     7   0  0  100   1/ 2 HELP WANTED (671)        11  4 2
 2/ 0 ANIMAL PHARM (533)        98  73  6 57.3   2/ 1 STONE COLD (713)          8  5 0
 3/ 3 HELP WANTED (671)        138 112 12 55.2   3- 4 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      5  2 0
 4/ 5 STONE COLD (713)          24  20  0 54.5   4/ 3 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)       5  6 2
 5/ 4 SEA DOGS (224)           506 453 34 52.8   5/ 6 SEA DOGS (224)            5  6 0
 6/ 6 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)    181 168 15 51.9   6/ 8*FISHY FISHY FISH (703)    3  0 0
 7- 7 WASTELAND (207)          738 704 43 51.2   7/12 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)     3  7 1
 8- 9 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1412 %1362 78 50.9   8/ 0 ANIMAL PHARM (533)        1  1 0
 9/ 8 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)      119 118 14 50.2   9- 9 GOON SQUAD (681)          1  5 0
10/ 0 THE MENTORS (609)         21  21  3 50.0  10/ 0 THE MENTORS (609)         0  5 0
11-11 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      77 107  6 41.8  11-10 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     0  1 0
12-12 BEEFCAKES (704)           21  31  0 40.4  12-11 WASTELAND (207)           0  1 0
13-13 GOON SQUAD (681)          12  25  0 32.4  13-13 BEEFCAKES (704)           0  1 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 760): FIANNA QUINN of LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 642): PIKESTAVE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 765): JURY DUTY of MAJOR BUMMER (Coach, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 737): COTTONBALL of THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 761): HIGHWAY GAMBLER of IT'S ALL OVER NOW (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 756): CRUSADER of MACHINES OF WAR (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 764): FROGLE ROCK of BATTLE FROGS 12-13 (Grimm, mgr)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 749): 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 310): DYSLEXIC EDITOR of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 594): STREET RACER of PUBLIC NUISANCE (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): LEPER MESSIAH of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 642): KING OF DARKHOLM of THOSE WHO RULE
                                                   (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 760): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 642): THE RUNAROUND (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 765): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 737): THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 761): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 756): MEDAL OF HONOR 72 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 764): SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 749): 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 310): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 594): STRIKER FORCE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 642): TOON INN et al (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 760): FIANNA QUINN of LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 764): GRUNT 10 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 737): COTTONBALL of THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, 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 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 594): STREET RACER of PUBLIC NUISANCE (Padre, mgr.)
                   (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

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in TALCAMA this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
STONE COLD is pushed out of top team by HELP WANTED, who came from 2nd with a 4-1-0 
this turn.  IMPURE THOUGHTS stable has parlayed this turn's 2-3-1 into a 5 space move 
up the rankings.  This brings them up to 7th place.  Good work, guys!  The HELP 
WANTED guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You 
never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, EDDY fought RAIN MAN 
and gained 23 points and contributed to SEA DOGS' 2-0-0.  RAIN MAN has lost to EDDY, 
falling 22 points, while helping make THE MENTORS a 0-5-0 turn.  This turn SUSHI 
HANGOVER challenged INZO in what was TALCAMA's Title bout.  Defending his title for 
another turn, SUSHI HANGOVER kept GHAELIE SIDHE's warrior, INZO, from claiming the 
throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the 
table at The Original Arthur's Last Stand?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  SEA DOGS has cause to stand tall, as they 
were TALCAMA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
avoiding SEA DOGS more than any other team we find HELP WANTED.  TALCAMA, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was HELP WANTED's warrior LOWELL HALE.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  The Original Arthur's Last Stand 
declares a free round for DIZZ SCHUIER and all of HELP WANTED, for having revenged 
GHAELIE SIDHE's HASETH for killing one of their comrades.  A brave warrior does not 
carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider 
well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in TALCAMA and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUSHI HANGOVER 10313          7   0  0   131       FISHY FISHY FISH (703)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EDDY 10120                   10   2  0   108       SEA DOGS (224)
 GAYLAN OSBORNE 9346          11   8  0    95       HELP WANTED (671)
 DIZZ SCHUIER 9345            13   5  1    94       HELP WANTED (671)
 INZO 7284                    17  12  2    92       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAIN MAN 8344                 9   3  0    84       THE MENTORS (609)
-STRAWBABERRY 10450           11   7  0    75       BEEFCAKES (704)
 ROWDY RODDY 10496             6   3  0    72       STONE COLD (713)
 LOWELL HALE 9347             12   7  1    69       HELP WANTED (671)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PICKLE BYSTROM 9344          10   3  0    62       HELP WANTED (671)
 GRANITE 10494                 8   4  0    61       STONE COLD (713)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZOCORCUPINE 7882              8   2  0    56       ANIMAL PHARM (533)
 HASETH 8046                  10  11  1    53       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
-HOLY GUACAMOLE 10464         10   8  0    43       WASTELAND (207)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIOFAN 8987                  7   9  1    43       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
-EXTRA PROTECTION #6 10439     5   1  0    41       BEEFCAKES (704)
-INNOCENT SPHINX 10466         4   0  0    41       WASTELAND (207)
 BRUISER BRODY 10500           5   1  0    40       STONE COLD (713)
 OXYCONTIN-TAIL 7915           4   2  0    37       ANIMAL PHARM (533)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IVAN KOLOFF 10521             3   2  0    32       STONE COLD (713)
 FRANCIS DOLARHYDE 10564       2   0  1    32       HELP WANTED (671)
-GOON 2 9705                   4   0  0    29       GOON SQUAD (681)
-COMMON 10519                  5   6  0    27       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
-GOON 3 9711                   3  10  0    27       GOON SQUAD (681)
 THIRD WIND 10542              2   1  0    27       SEA DOGS (224)
 DOVETAIL JOINT 10545          4   1  0    26       ANIMAL PHARM (533)
-IT'S GO TIME 10443            2   3  0    26       WASTELAND (207)
-GOON 1 9704                   3   4  0    25       GOON SQUAD (681)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE HOMOPHOBE 9542            4   4  1    21       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-FIRE ANTABUSE 10560           1   0  0    20       ANIMAL PHARM (533)
-980-LB WEAKLING 10436         3   3  0    19       BEEFCAKES (704)
 THE PESSEMIST 9550            4   3  0    18       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 THE DEMOCRAT 9541             3   5  0    18       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 THE CUCKOLD 10570             1   0  1    16       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 BUSTA 10509                   2   3  2    15       THE MENTORS (609)
-GOON 4 9720                   2   3  0    15       GOON SQUAD (681)
-ROGUE WAVE 10482              1   0  0    15       SEA DOGS (224)
-DRES 10562                    1   0  0    12       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
-NASTY NAS 10547               1   0  0    10       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
 CROMLEIGH 10559               2   3  0     9       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
-POOL PARTY 10467              2   2  0     8       BEEFCAKES (704)
 LOIS LERNER 10567             1   1  0     8       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-MOONDOG SPOT 10553            0   2  0     6       STONE COLD (713)
-GOON 5 9778                   0   5  0     5       GOON SQUAD (681)
-ALPACA-SELTZER 10561          0   1  0     1       ANIMAL PHARM (533)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      THE CUCKOLD 10570     751  NONE
BAD LIEUTENANT 9452     3  5 1 HELP WANTED 671      HASETH 8046           749  JUST REVENGED
DA1 10205               3  2 1 HIP HOP HEROES 511   LOWELL HALE 9347      750   
SPOONIE G 10196        15 25 1 HIP HOP HEROES 511   INZO 7284             750   
THE CATHOLIC PRI 9566   2  1 0 IMPURE THOUGHTS 672  FRANCIS DOLARHY 10564 750   
CRANE 10530             0  1 0 THE MENTORS 609      MERCENARY TAO         751  NONE
EMOTICON 10309          3  3 0 THE MENTORS 609      SPYMISTRESS SHAR      751  NONE
MASH 10531              0  1 0 THE MENTORS 609      STONE GOLEM           751  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

"Help Wanted" -- There appears to have been some sort of clerical error regarding
Haseth.  I have no intention of holding him out for any reason, and he will be
available for the next 3 turns at the very least. -- Mordraith, mgr Ghaelie Sidhe

All -- It's starting to look like a Ghost Town in here. It's a shame. -- Mordraith

Howlin' Wolf -- Sorry for bumping off Spoonie G.  I love getting kills, but hate that
it could lead to your departure.  Hope the RUGs were kind. -- Inzo

Coach Sandusky -- I am guessing that showering after the arena fights is your
favorite part of the night. -- Den, High Priest of the Allied Axis and manager of
Impure Thoughts

Suave -- It would be great if you left, I would not be apprehensive about bending
over to pick up my wallet any longer. -- Den

Nasty Nas -- Perhaps I will be looking into the finances of your team. -- Lois Lerner

Talcama -- There are times when I get really mad at someone, and I think about
killing them.  As I sit and think about how best to kill them, giggling with the many
different methods that roll through my brilliant mind, I then reconsider.  Instead I
just beat them up really bad, just in case I get mad at them again in the future
killing them will still be an option. -- Impure Thoughts by Den

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EMOTICON was butchered by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MASH was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
CRANE was murdered by MERCENARY TAO in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DIZZ SCHUIER vanquished HASETH in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
THE PESSEMIST was savagely defeated by FRANCIS DOLARHYDE in a 2 minute fight.
SUSHI HANGOVER devastated INZO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
GAYLAN OSBORNE devastated ROWDY RODDY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
CRIOFAN was overpowered by LOWELL HALE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
THE HOMOPHOBE was vanquished by BRUISER BRODY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CROMLEIGH was overpowered by IVAN KOLOFF in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
RAIN MAN was overpowered by EDDY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PICKLE BYSTROM was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 3 minute bout.
GRANITE demolished DOVETAIL JOINT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
OXYCONTIN-TAIL devastated BUSTA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
THE DEMOCRAT was overpowered by THIRD WIND in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
LOIS LERNER defeated LBA GROUPIE in a 2 minute novice's duel.
THE CUCKOLD butchered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  17 -  3      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        25 -  18 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  20 -  4      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  28 -  1      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 751 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    6 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SUSHI HANGOVER 10313        7   0  0  131 FISHY FISHY FISH (703)
SLASHING ATTACK  DIZZ SCHUIER 9345          13   5  1   94 HELP WANTED (671)
LUNGING ATTACK   INZO 7284                  17  12  2   92 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
BASHING ATTACK   ROWDY RODDY 10496           6   3  0   72 STONE COLD (713)
AIMED BLOW       BRUISER BRODY 10500         5   1  0   40 STONE COLD (713)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GAYLAN OSBORNE 9346.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FRANCIS DOLARHYDE 10564.  The ten other most popular fighters were PICKLE 
BYSTROM 9344, MASH 10531, SUSHI HANGOVER 10313, GAYLAN OSBORNE 9346, EDDY 10120, 
GRANITE 10494, OXYCONTIN-TAIL 7915, DIZZ SCHUIER 9345, LOWELL HALE 9347, and BRUISER 
BRODY 10500.

The least popular fighter this week was THE DEMOCRAT 9541.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DOVETAIL JOINT 10545, RAIN MAN 8344, CROMLEIGH 10559, THE 
HOMOPHOBE 9542, CRIOFAN 8987, INZO 7284, THE PESSEMIST 9550, HASETH 8046, CRANE 
10530, and THE CUCKOLD 10570.

                        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!