DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/31/2011    Duedate: 02/12/2011

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-668

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FLOOD SURFER
HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
(1-8508) [15-7-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHINA BULL                     DYTEL
HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)        STEEL PATH 1 (568)
(1-7873) [21-25-0,99]          (1-7693) [3-0-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHINA BULL                     CRATER FACE
HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)        LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
(1-7873) [21-25-0,99]          (1-8340) [18-3-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWEORDMASTERS (138)         23
2. HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)     22      MIGHTY MORALS II (569)
3. LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)       22      Unchartered Team
4. STEEL PATH 1 (568)          21
5. CLUELESS (628)              19      STEEL PATH 1 (568)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*STEEL PATH 1 (568)         5   0  0  100   1/ 2 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  11  4 0
 2/ 2 MIGHTY MORALS II (569)    48  22  1 68.6   2/ 1*CLUELESS (628)           10  5 0
 3/ 4*CLUELESS (628)            17  13  0 56.7   3/ 3*STEEL PATH 1 (568)        3  0 0
 4/ 3 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      597 531 68 52.9   4/ 4 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)     2  4 0
 5/ 5 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)    476 455 57 51.1   5/ 7 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       1  4 1
 6/ 6 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   336 344 58 49.4   6/ 5 MIGHTY MORALS II (569)    1  4 0
 7/ 7 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  534 790 14 40.3   7/ 6 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    0  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

     This is a sort of extension of my duelmaster's column.  Jorja said it wouldn't
be appropriate to put it there, but I wanted to TELL you about the great time I had,
so--

     It's winter, and the river freezes, at least on top.  Sometimes.  When it gets
really cold.  But the thing is, it doesn't STAY frozen.  That's all the
radiomagicalactive residue from the most recent Chaos War, of course.  I guess the
basin of the Feyranse River must've taken a direct strike?  Not that anyone tells me
these things, but why else should the river keep melting in mid-winter?  And then
there's the snow that falls on the basin, and on the hills around the basin, and on
the mountains behind the hills around the basin, and I'm here to tell you that the
snow around here doesn't wait for a spring thaw, or to become part of a glacier, or
any ordinary thing like that.  No!  It starts sliding down the mountains and the
hills and into the basin and on to the river RIGHT AWAY.  As snow.  And then it
melts.  Which I figure is why we've got all these elaborate dams and levees and
stuff.
     And it just sort of came to me, not in a flash, you know, but more like a
sunrise, that if one or more of those dams and levees and stuff were to BREAK, there
would be a GREAT flood crest on the river.  And I was RIGHT.
     I didn't DO anything, I want you to understand that.  I just THOUGHT about a dam
breaking or something, I didn't make it happen.  But opportunities come to the
prepared mind, and when the dam DID break, I was right THERE about a mile and a half
upriver of the city's upstream watergate, ready, with my board and everything.
     I saw that crest coming, and it was GLORIOUS!  You have not SEEN a flood crest
until you see one that's half snow, coming down under a stormy sky.  I threw myself
into its path at JUST the right moment--I'm sorry about knocking that farmer into the
water, but he wouldn't MOVE, and besides, if he can't swim, he has no business
standing around on the levee--and I rode the wave all the way to the city!  What a
RUSH.
     There's nothing like it.

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 667): FLOOD SURFER of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 550): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 672): KARAOKE KILLER of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 644): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 668): MECHANON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 663): HAPPY HARRIET of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 672): QUEENIE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 656): FLATLINERS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 658): DELION of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 657): BORGES of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 625): ALLIS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 612): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 605): DAMON SHOVELL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 556): JUBHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 256): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 501): WHITE WIZARD of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): TORANS ULROL of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 549): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 667): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 550): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 672): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 644): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 668): LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 663): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 672): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 656): BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 658): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 657): LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 625): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 612): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 605): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 556): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 256): BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 501): HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 549) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 672): KARAOKE KILLER of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
                          VECTOR UNSTALBE of ASTRAL KIN (Arcane Kid, mgr.)
              (turn 671): COFFEE HOUSE POET of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 644): DIAPERED ZALGOR of BABY BROTHERS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 671): RAMROD of BUNION  SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 658): CLOVER of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
                            LITTLE MOKELE 2 of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 625): COME ON of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 556): GRAPEFRUIT of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Honesty compells me to point out that going around in circles is not a good way
to win a fight, kid.

                                    Flood Surfer

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail MORDANT!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as CLUELESS is pushed out of 
top team by HOMICIDAL MANIACS, who came from 2nd with a 4-1-0 this turn.  The 
HOMICIDAL MANIACS 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, DYTEL 
fought JOSH and gained 21 points and contributed to STEEL PATH 1's 1-0-0.  JOSH has 
lost to DYTEL, falling 18 points, while helping make CLUELESS a 4-1-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and FLOOD SURFER remains MORDANT's 
top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that Conan's Place uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that MORDANT has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in MORDANT again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLOOD SURFER 8508            15   7  0    97       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HONEST JILES 7576            12   2  0   115       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
 CHINA BULL 7873              21  25  0    99       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 CRATER FACE 8340             18   3  0    98       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WAELGAEST 8422                8   1  0    88       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 LITTLE BEAR 8495             16  10  1    84       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 CKYNST OAF 8444              16  20  0    77       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 HONESTY 7699                 14  11  1    76       MIGHTY MORALS II (569)
 RANDOM MANIAC 7800           10  42  1    75       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DYTEL 7693                    3   0  0    46       STEEL PATH 1 (568)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAI 8579                      5   1  0    32       CLUELESS (628)
-TEARDROP 8478                 3   1  0    29       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
-RILIS 7694                    2   0  0    27       STEEL PATH 1 (568)
 JOSH 8581                     3   3  0    25       CLUELESS (628)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHER 8577                     4   2  0    22       CLUELESS (628)
 AMBER 8580                    2   4  0    22       CLUELESS (628)
 DIONNE 8578                   3   3  0    20       CLUELESS (628)
-GREEN EMINEM 8424             3   1  0    19       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 NAEGLING 8576                 1   0  1    10       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-COURAGE 8596                  1   1  0     7       MIGHTY MORALS II (569)
-HOPE 8597                     0   1  0     1       MIGHTY MORALS II (569)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GRALL THE DESERT        0  0 0                      NAEGLING 8576         668  NONE
1010171791011 8607      0  1 0 LAB EXPERIMENTS 261  BLACK ORC             668  NONE
914101591215 8608       0  1 0 LAB EXPERIMENTS 261  SHEWISH GIANT         668  NONE
101214177915 8603       0  1 0 MANNEQUIN'S BEST 537 HIGH ELF              668  NONE
131014159167 8604       0  1 0 MANNEQUIN'S BEST 537 SHEWISH GIANT         668  NONE
11166177621 8605        0  1 0 SWEORDMASTERS 138    HIGH ELF              668  NONE
1213101515127 8606      0  1 0 SWEORDMASTERS 138    SPYMASTER             668  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wow, surrounded by Homicial Maniacs.  I sure hope at least a couple of them have
consciences, because without that, they certainly have nothing to fear from... --
Honesty

China Bull -- Morality becomes very muddy at times.  I think sometimes other morals
are higher than Honesty.  Honesty is a good policy, but perhaps not always the best.
Certainly love and kindness would seem to be at times more important that a little...
-- Honesty

Flood Surfer -- Fun fight, thanks. -- Honesty

All -- I am getting together as many Duelmaster players as possible to play in a game
of Hyborian War as a change of pace.  We already have 17 players that are interested
and we are trying to get as many as possible involved before I submit the list to
RSI.  I am collecting the names and top 3 kingdoms that the players are interested in
and submitting it myself so we can all play in the same game.  If you are interested
PM me in the DuelII Forums at Tripwire or email me at azaer123@comcast.net. --
Tripwire

Captain Eloy made me very angry.  In fact, he made me SOOO mad, I didn't notice when
someone, probably a minion of Master Figgin, slipped Dark Root into my water bottle.
Too bad he didn't do it BEFORE the fight, or I'd've turned Eloy into sausages.  As it
is... Eloy's bound to walk past an alley tonight, and I'll be READY for him. --
Random Maniac

Tien-Shu of Genrai is... well, he's an okay guy, most of the time.  But he's got this
weird notion that a bare hand is a more dangerous weapon than a blade.  Any fool
knows the reason a bare hand is dangerous is because it can GRIP a blade, dammit.
But he never learns. -- China Bull

The Maniac may not think much of Captain Eloy, but I figure the man's okay.  He
doesn't quit when the going gets tough.  What more can you ask? -- Little Bear

Darned if I know what the Oaf was trying to say to Moneybags Mefrin, and darned if
I'm going to waste my time trying to figure it out.  It's easier to figure out what
the darned Brick Wall is trying to say! -- China Bull, not translating the Oaf

Honesty -- Yes, your number is DM1-7699, right?  How about if I give you a call, we
can go carouse together after the fights tonight. -- China Bull

We salute the tourney participants, especially Waelgaest, tourney victor. -- Jorja
and the Homicidal Maniacs

Dytel -- The way you hit, you don't need that Con train. -- Cher

Rilis -- The way you hit, I DO need that Con train. -- Dionne

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

101214177915 was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
914101591215 was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
1213101515127 was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena match.
11166177621 was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
131014159167 was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
1010171791011 was narrowly killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
FLOOD SURFER won victory over HONESTY in a 1 minute master's Title fight.
CHINA BULL overpowered MAD MANNEQUIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CRATER FACE overpowered RANDOM MANIAC in a 2 minute uneven melee.
CKYNST OAF won victory over MAD MANNEQUIN in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
LITTLE BEAR won victory over SILISA THE SNAKE in a 2 minute gory veteran's duel.
JOSH was overpowered by DYTEL in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
TAI overpowered FIORENZE OF FRATSFA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DIONNE devastated FIORENZE OF FRATSFA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CHER demolished SLEN SNOTNOSE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
AMBER overpowered SLEN SNOTNOSE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
NAEGLING slew GRALL THE DESERTER in a 2 minute bloody novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   7 -  2      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  12 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  34 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 668 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FLOOD SURFER 8508          15   7  0   97 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
TOTAL PARRY      CRATER FACE 8340           18   3  0   98 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE BEAR 8495           16  10  1   84 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
BASHING ATTACK   HONESTY 7699               14  11  1   76 MIGHTY MORALS II (569)
LUNGING ATTACK   DYTEL 7693                  3   0  0   46 STEEL PATH 1 (568)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHINA BULL 7873.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CRATER FACE 8340.  The ten other most popular fighters were CKYNST OAF 8444, 
LITTLE BEAR 8495, DYTEL 7693, AMBER 8580, NAEGLING 8576, 1010171791011 8607, FLOOD 
SURFER 8508, CHINA BULL 7873, TAI 8579, and DIONNE 8578.

The least popular fighter this week was JOSH 8581.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were 131014159167 8604, 11166177621 8605, 914101591215 8608, 101214177915 
8603, CHER 8577, RANDOM MANIAC 7800, HONESTY 7699, 1213101515127 8606, DIONNE 8578, 
and TAI 8579.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FLOOD SURFER (1-8508) HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)