DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/14/2011    Duedate: 02/26/2011

MORDANT ARENA

DM-1    TURN-669

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CRATER FACE
LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
(1-8340) [19-3-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CRATER FACE                    DYTEL
LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)          STEEL PATH 1 (568)
(1-8340) [19-3-0,107]          (1-7693) [4-0-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHINA BULL                     AMBER
HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)        CLUELESS (628)
(1-7873) [21-26-0,89]          (1-8580) [2-5-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWEORDMASTERS (138)         48
2. LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)       23      MIGHTY MORALS II (569)
3. MIGHTY MORALS II (569)      11      Unchartered Team
4. BOOZE (605)                 10
5. STEEL PATH 1 (568)           6      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)         6   0  0  100   1/ 2*CLUELESS (628)            9  6 0
 2/ 2 MIGHTY MORALS II (569)    49  22  1 69.0   2/ 1 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)   9  6 0
 3/ 3*CLUELESS (628)            19  16  0 54.3   3/ 3*STEEL PATH 1 (568)        4  0 0
 4/ 4 SWEORDMASTERS (138)      600 533 68 53.0   4/ 5 SWEORDMASTERS (138)       4  4 1
 5/ 5 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)    477 457 57 51.1   5/ 0 BOOZE (605)               2  0 0
 6- 6 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)   336 344 58 49.4   6/ 4 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)     2  4 0
 7/ 0 BOOZE (605)               77  86 12 47.2   7/ 6 MIGHTY MORALS II (569)    1  2 0
 8/ 7 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)  535 794 14 40.3   8- 7 MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)    0  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Homicidal Maniacs ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     It was an alley.  Nothing special.  Darkish, of course, because it was narrow
and the buildings were windowless.  Dirty, trash always accumulated in alleys.
Smelled like cats, which was annoying but better than having rats under foot.
     The Random Maniac hefted his axe and balanced lightly on the balls of his feet,
the way he'd been taught in the arena.  His headache was intense, but it wouldn't
last.  Soon, someone would come along, and he would strike, relieving the pain in his
head by putting it into someone else's.  This wasn't one of his regular alleys, but
someone--he couldn't remember who, now--had suggested that there would be some really
good targets here come nightfall.  He had a vague feeling that a "really good target"
would be better than just "whoever came along."  Somebody had said that to him.
Maybe more than once, it was the repeated stuff that stayed with him.  And he would
be ready.
     So long as that Wall--
     No!  There it WAS!  He could hear the grate of brick on brick, actually feel the
approaching barricade of disapproval.  Who told the Brick Wall it could judge him?
The thing wasn't even alive!
     The Maniac looked at his axe and noted that the butt of the head was broad and
solid.  Maybe he could use it like a sledge on that cursed Wall--
     Worth a try.
     He set his feet and balanced the axe over his shoulder, ready to strike the
first blow.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 668): FLOOD SURFER of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 551): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 673): FUNNY FARM FIEND of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 645): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 669): MECHANON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 664): HAPPY HARRIET of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 673): QUEENIE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 657): FLATLINERS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 659): DELTON of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 658): TOO BIG TO FAIL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 626): ALLIS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 613): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 606): DAMON SHOVELL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 557): MAHAGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 502): THE PLAGUE of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): TORANS ULROL of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 550): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 668): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 551): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 673): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 645): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 669): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 664): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 673): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 657): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 659): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 658): 420 B.C. (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 626): REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 613): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 605): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 557): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 502): OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 550) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 668): FLOOD SURFER of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 672): KARAOKE KILLER of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
                          VECTOR UNSTALBE of ASTRAL KIN (Arcane Kid, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 644): DIAPERED ZALGOR of BABY BROTHERS (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 669): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 659): ERIN GO BRAGH of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
                (turn 658): CLOVER of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
                            LITTLE MOKELE 2 of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 626): ALLIS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
              (turn 625): COME ON of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 606): DAMON SHOVELL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, 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, I think you should suggest to your manager that you get a new name,
something along the lines of "Open-Handed Generosity."  I don't know if it was the
political points or the rating that tipped me over the edge, but I'll take it.  My
thanks.
     Details on request, as I'm not likely to run on the Isle.  The waters there just
aren't interesting.  I think I'll go out to the edge of the continent, probably the
southern edge, where there's SERIOUS surf but the people are still fairly civilized.

                                    Flood Surfer

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in MORDANT!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for WAELGAEST?  
SWEORDMASTERS' proud of her after beating CHINA BULL and getting 16 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  CHINA BULL's match with WAELGAEST cost him a loss of 10 
points!  CRATER FACE thinks its 19-3-0 and studly character is good enough to face up 
to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Was that a tear I saw in CRATER FACE's eye, as it took 
over Duelmastership?  And wasn't FLOOD SURFER fit to be tied!  Who was the wiseguy 
that said MORDANT's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at Conan's Place?  Don't look at 
me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  SWEORDMASTERS was the most avoided team.  Is a 
600-533-68 record really that scary?  I don't know what MIGHTY MORALS II's been 
doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from SWEORDMASTERS, that's 
fer sher.  Like, is CHINA BULL popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all 
of MORDANT!  He's got a 21-26-0, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRATER FACE 8340             19   3  0   107       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HONEST JILES 7576            12   2  0   115       LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
 WAELGAEST 8422                9   1  0   104       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
 VERMOUTH 8445                 7   2  0    99       BOOZE (605)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHINA BULL 7873              21  26  0    89       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 LITTLE BEAR 8495             17  10  1    89       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 HONESTY 7699                 15  11  1    87       MIGHTY MORALS II (569)
 RANDOM MANIAC 7800           10  43  1    74       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
 CKYNST OAF 8444              16  21  0    72       HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DYTEL 7693                    4   0  0    52       STEEL PATH 1 (568)
 CERVEZA 8510                  4   0  1    47       BOOZE (605)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAI 8579                      5   2  0    32       CLUELESS (628)
-TEARDROP 8478                 3   1  0    29       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 DIONNE 8578                   4   3  0    27       CLUELESS (628)
-RILIS 7694                    2   0  0    27       STEEL PATH 1 (568)
 CHER 8577                     5   2  0    24       CLUELESS (628)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSH 8581                     3   4  0    21       CLUELESS (628)
 NAEGLING 8576                 2   0  1    21       SWEORDMASTERS (138)
-GREEN EMINEM 8424             3   1  0    19       MANNEQUIN'S BEST (537)
 AMBER 8580                    2   5  0    13       CLUELESS (628)
 NARSIL 8609                   1   0  0    13       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?
1261315171011 8617      0  1 0 LAB EXPERIMENTS 261  MOUNTAIN TROLL        669  NONE
WHEEZIE 8618            0  1 0 LAB EXPERIMENTS 261  SHEWISH GIANT         669  NONE
177111517125 8620       0  1 0 SWEORDMASTERS 138    THE AMAZON            669  NONE
BREATHLESS 8619         0  1 0 SWEORDMASTERS 138    UNDEAD WARRIOR        669  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dytel -- Hit to the ribs?  I'm hungry now, if only I didn't hurt so much. -- Josh

Flood Surfer -- Another fine fight and while close, you best me again.  Clearly you
are deserving of your ascension and title of Lord Protector.  Congrats. -- Honesty

China Bull -- Sorry, but I took a hit to the head during the recent flood.  I think
it might have been a surfboard that hit me, of all things.  Rain check on carousing?
-- Honesty

Looks like we're ALL OVER the front page.  Not every position, but plenty.  Hmm. --
the Homicidal Maniacs, thinking tensely

Mad Mannequin again.  He's actually a member of the Charinee Society, you know.  I

like beating up on those guys, because they're so... secretive. -- China Bull, anti-
secret-society
P.S.  And they're elitist.

Crater Face -- Before now, I did not understand what was meant by "nonplussed."  But
you nonplussed me.  I don't like it much, so I'm going to find an alley and let my
annoyance off the leash.  With a sword. -- Random Maniac
P.S.  Or maybe an axe.

Huh, the Oaf got Mad Mannequin, too!  What's the deal with this?  There are other
standbys. -- China Bull

Silisa the Snake is a nasty-tempred woman and no mistake!  Hissing, spitting, biting,
you name it.  Didn't do her any good, though. -- Little Bear

     Six discards in the Dark Arena?  This is ridiculous! -- Arenamaster Kakar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

177111517125 was butchered by THE AMAZON in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BREATHLESS was butchered by UNDEAD WARRIOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
WHEEZIE was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
1261315171011 was killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
WAELGAEST devastated CHINA BULL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
CRATER FACE narrowly defeated FLOOD SURFER in a 9 minute Challenge Title match.
HONESTY vanquished RANDOM MANIAC in a 1 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
NAEGLING bested AMBER in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
VERMOUTH overpowered CKYNST OAF in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LITTLE BEAR won victory over CAPTAIN ELOY in a 2 minute duel.
DYTEL vanquished JOSH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CERVEZA won victory over TAI in a 2 minute fight.
CHER defeated FIORENZE OF FRATSFA in a 1 minute match.
DIONNE handily defeated FIORENZE OF FRATSFA in a 3 minute one-sided bout.
NARSIL demolished GRALL THE DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    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  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     17 -   7 -  2      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  35 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 669 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CRATER FACE 8340           19   3  0  107 LAB EXPERIMENTS (261)
STRIKING ATTACK  WAELGAEST 8422              9   1  0  104 SWEORDMASTERS (138)
SLASHING ATTACK  VERMOUTH 8445               7   2  0   99 BOOZE (605)
WALL OF STEEL    LITTLE BEAR 8495           17  10  1   89 HOMICIDAL MANIACS (121)
BASHING ATTACK   HONESTY 7699               15  11  1   87 MIGHTY MORALS II (569)
LUNGING ATTACK   DYTEL 7693                  4   0  0   52 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 AMBER 8580.  The ten other most popular fighters were HONESTY 7699, LITTLE BEAR 
8495, DYTEL 7693, TAI 8579, WHEEZIE 8618, 1261315171011 8617, WAELGAEST 8422, 
NAEGLING 8576, VERMOUTH 8445, and CERVEZA 8510.

The least popular fighter this week was DIONNE 8578.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JOSH 8581, CKYNST OAF 8444, RANDOM MANIAC 7800, CRATER FACE 8340, CHINA 
BULL 7873, BREATHLESS 8619, 177111517125 8620, NARSIL 8609, CHER 8577, and CERVEZA 
8510.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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