DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/19/2009    Duedate: 01/31/2009

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-615

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WAYWARD SON
MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
(1-8180) [14-0-2,156]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WAYWARD SON                    POSITION IS EMPTY
MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)         
(1-8180) [14-0-2,156]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TONY SIRAGUSA                  LANDLUBBER
BETTER OFF DEAD (590)          SEA DOGS (575)
(1-7882) [11-10-0,89]          (1-8309) [9-5-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (575)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (575)              53
2. MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)      18      BETTER OFF DEAD (590)
3. BOOZE (605)                 11      Unchartered Team
4. LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)        6
5. SWEORDMASTERS (138)          0      BLADES OF POWER (566)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 3 SHE'S CRAFTY (592)        83  73  5 53.2   1/ 2 SEA DOGS (575)            7  5 2
 2- 4 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      544 480 60 53.1   2/ 1 BOOZE (605)               6  4 0
 3/ 2 BETTER OFF DEAD (590)     11  10  0 52.4   3/ 3 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    3  4 0
 4/ 6 SEA DOGS (575)           178 162  9 52.4   4- 5 SHE'S CRAFTY (592)        2  0 0
 5/ 5 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   300 275 51 52.2   5- 4 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       2  1 0
 6/ 7 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)    430 424 55 50.4   6/ 6 TRASH CAN ORCS (614)      1  2 0
 7/ 8 BOOZE (605)               32  47  7 40.5   7/ 8 BETTER OFF DEAD (590)     1  2 0
 8/ 9 TRASH CAN ORCS (614)       3   9  0 25.0   8/ 7 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)     0  3 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 614): WAYWARD SON of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 497): HORMONAL GROWTH of WIDE WORLD OF... (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 622): BUD GREEN of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 617): SHY GUY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): DEADLY DUO of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 619): HIDA YAKAMO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): REESE SILEEN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 605): DECK APE of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 604): THELONIUS of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 576): CHAENY GROVE of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 568): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 255): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 552): DIPSY DIXIE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 503): GARANH of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 242): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 230): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 452): CHATTI of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 206): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 466): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 614): BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 497): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 622): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 617): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 619): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 605): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 604): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 576): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 568): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 255): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 552): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 503): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 242): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 230): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 452): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 206): AD HOMINEM (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 496) NUMBERS et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 613): RECESS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 617): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 619): HIDA YAKAMO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 603): HOFFA of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 604): THELONIUS of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
               (turn 603): GAMMA of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
                           BLEDD of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 452): RUSSIAN BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at BOOZE left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of 
the top spot by SEA DOGS.  Good show!  SEA DOGS had cause to celebrate, after JETSAM 
got 17 points by beating CHARK FORKBEARD.  REUSED REFUSE certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to JOHNNY WALKER and losing 10 points in the 
process!  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by TONY SIRAGUSA, of 
BETTER OFF DEAD, who despite a 11-10-0 couldn't overcome MORDANT's Number 1.  Word 
has it one team in MORDANT is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed 
life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of SHE'S CRAFTY should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good breeding 
scorns the "warriors" of MANNEQUIN'S BEST, so did that sorry team shy from SHE'S 
CRAFTY If challenges were horses, RUM RUNNER could open up a fast food joint!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  I hear TEQUILLA of BOOZE tired of the battles and was thinking of becoming a 
priest.  RUM RUNNER of SEA DOGS saved her the effort of getting references.  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in MORDANT would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  MORDANT, I leave you 
now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at Conan's Place.  'Til next time-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAYWARD SON 8180             14   0  2   156       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HONEST JILES 7576            12   2  0   115       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
-WYRD 8156                    13   9  0   104       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 POOP DECK GUY 8274            8  10  2   100       SEA DOGS (575)
-REAPING BEAUTY 8032          14   6  0    98       SHE'S CRAFTY (592)
 JETSAM 8172                  17  15  1    94       SEA DOGS (575)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TONY SIRAGUSA 7882           11  10  0    89       BETTER OFF DEAD (590)
-FULL METAL MINX 7900         16  15  0    87       SHE'S CRAFTY (592)
-MIASMA 8104                  25  10  0    85       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-MAJOR PAYNE 8295             12   2  3    74       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LANDLUBBER 8309               9   5  0    64       SEA DOGS (575)
 RUM RUNNER 8296              10   7  1    62       SEA DOGS (575)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TANKERBELL 8053              10   2  0    48       SHE'S CRAFTY (592)
-COPPER JOHN 8279              4   0  0    47       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-HAMFIST 8292                  8   5  1    43       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-TOXINDERELLA 8098             5   2  1    40       SHE'S CRAFTY (592)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHNNY WALKER 8336            3   2  0    33       BOOZE (605)
-SNOW WHITEMARE 8087           2   4  0    24       SHE'S CRAFTY (592)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED EYE 8238                  3   2  1    23       BOOZE (605)
-VAN DERMINT 8203              3   3  1    21       BOOZE (605)
 REUSED REFUSE 8321            3   8  0    17       TRASH CAN ORCS (614)
 SPEARFISHER 8343              1   1  0    16       SEA DOGS (575)
-KNAVE 8344                    1   0  0    13       SWEORDMASTERS (138)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIGHTSPEED 8318               1   0  0    10       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CAPTAIN ELOY            0  0 0                      POOP DECK GUY 8274    615  NONE
TEQUILLA 8342           3  1 1 BOOZE 605            RUM RUNNER 8296       615   
812171791011 8348       0  1 0 LAB EXPERIMENTS 261  MOUNTAIN TROLL        615  NONE
119171317611 8347       0  1 0 MANNEQUIN'S BEST 537 SPYMASTER             615  NONE
FLOTSAM 8289            7  7 0 SEA DOGS 575         MAJOR PAYNE 8295      611  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     "The old maxim, that "Knowledge is power," is a true one, but there is still a
greater truth:  "KNOWLEDGE IS SAFETY."  Safety amid physical ills that beset mankind,
and safety amid the moral pitfalls that surround so many young people, is the great
crying demand of the age. -- B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols from _Searchlights on
Health_

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

812171791011 was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
119171317611 was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
TEQUILLA was assassinated by RUM RUNNER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
JOHNNY WALKER devastated REUSED REFUSE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WAYWARD SON devastated TONY SIRAGUSA in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
POOP DECK GUY executed CAPTAIN ELOY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
JETSAM overpowered CHARK FORKBEARD in a action packed 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
LANDLUBBER was unbelievably bested by RAFFI THE GARROTE in a 2 minute fight.
SPEARFISHER defeated GESHI SCRIVENER in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        21 -  22 -  0      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  16 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 615 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WAYWARD SON 8180           14   0  2  156 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
BASHING ATTACK   LANDLUBBER 8309             9   5  0   64 SEA DOGS (575)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     RUM RUNNER 8296            10   7  1   62 SEA DOGS (575)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TONY SIRAGUSA 7882.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LANDLUBBER 8309.  The ten other most popular fighters were JETSAM 8172, 
812171791011 8348, JOHNNY WALKER 8336, WAYWARD SON 8180, RUM RUNNER 8296, POOP DECK 
GUY 8274, SPEARFISHER 8343, REUSED REFUSE 8321, TONY SIRAGUSA 7882, and 119171317611 
8347.

The least popular fighter this week was TEQUILLA 8342.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were 119171317611 8347, TONY SIRAGUSA 7882, REUSED REFUSE 8321, SPEARFISHER 
8343, POOP DECK GUY 8274, RUM RUNNER 8296, WAYWARD SON 8180, JOHNNY WALKER 8336, 
812171791011 8348, and JETSAM 8172.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NAMELESS TOOK 3195 (146-59-6)          3  3  0         DARK GUARDIANS       

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRODIGAL SON 7937 (52-8-1)             6  3  0         MANNEQUIN'S BEST     
CORKY 4285 (51-43-2)                   2  3  0         LAB EXPERIMENTS      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MUMPHY CHICK 5487 (30-4-0)             8  3  0         LEGENDS OF STEELE    
BLACK BREEZE 6522 (14-6-0)             4  3  0         BLACK JUNTA          
MISCHIEVOUS IMP 7627 (48-30-3)         4  3  0         SWEORDMASTERS        
CUDDLY 1900 (49-26-0)                  0  3  0         THE BEARS            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HORTATOR 7791 (31-34-3)               11  3  0         SEA DOGS             

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HONEST JILES 7576 (12-2-0)             5  3  0         LAB EXPERIMENTS      
BLACK ANGEL 5658 (8-7-0)               1  2  0  DEAD   BLACK HORIZON        
FULL METAL MINX 7900 (16-15-0)         1  3  0         SHE'S CRAFTY         
REAPING BEAUTY 8032 (14-6-0)           1  3  0         SHE'S CRAFTY         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POOP DECK GUY 8274 (7-10-1)           11  3  0         SEA DOGS             

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RED EYE 8238 (3-2-1)                   3  3  0         BOOZE                
VAN DERMINT 8203 (3-3-1)               0  3  0         BOOZE                

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LIGHTSPEED 8318 (1-0-0)                2  3  0         MANNEQUIN'S BEST     
JOHNNY WALKER 8336 (2-2-0)             1  3  0         BOOZE                

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRATER FACE 8340 (0-0-0)               7  3  0         LAB EXPERIMENTS      
BRANDY 8332 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         BOOZE                
NAILING 8305 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         SWEORDMASTERS        
DUMPSTER WATER 8333 (0-0-0)            2  3  0         TRASH CAN ORCS       
HANNA BANANA 8339 (0-0-0)              0  1  0  DEAD   LAB EXPERIMENTS