DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/21/2011    Duedate: 03/05/2011

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-552

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HEMLOCK
SERPENTS HOLD (664)
(2-5654) [16-2-0,218]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEMLOCK                        POSITION IS EMPTY
SERPENTS HOLD (664)            
(2-5654) [16-2-0,218]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LORINDA                        HEMLOCK
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          SERPENTS HOLD (664)
(2-5603) [22-20-0,108]         (2-5654) [16-2-0,218]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SERPENTS HOLD (664)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FUNNY FARM (409)        74
2. SERPENTS HOLD (664)         31      042909A (659)
3. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)       17      Unchartered Team
4. 042909A (659)                9
5. HISTORICAL WUSSES (660)     -7      DE-SKULLERS (597)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 042909A (659)             74  18  2 80.4   1/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD (664)      10  4 0
 2/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD (664)       28  17  1 62.2   2/ 1 THE FUNNY FARM (409)     10  5 1
 3/ 3 THE FUNNY FARM (409)      89  68  2 56.7   3/ 3 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     8  6 0
 4/ 0 OUT THE WINDOW (630)      23  19  2 54.8   4/ 5 042909A (659)             2  1 0
 5/ 4 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    820 860 23 48.8   5/ 4 HISTORICAL WUSSES (660)   1 14 0
 6/ 5 HISTORICAL WUSSES (660)   61 124 10 33.0   6/ 0 OUT THE WINDOW (630)      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

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Golden Fish ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "Not duelmaster, not top team, that means we can relax, right?"  Harkranz
glanced around the room at his teammates.
     "Lorinda's Popularity Leader," Fredililla said, "and I'm This Week's favorite.
Something might be expected of us on those grounds."
     "Oh, please!"  Lorinda groaned theatrically.  "There is NO directive involving
secondary positions on the front page!"
     "Even so--"
     "NO!"
     "What about the Blizzard Fountain?" Tarimez asked.  "The Winter King?"
     "NO!"  Harkranz took a deep breath and let it out slowly.  "How about if we
don't do anything--anything dramatic and worthy of reporting, at least--and just see
if... if there's a self-correcting factor here.  Or somebody else who is prepared to
be heroic about it."
     Lorinda nodded.  "Works for me.  I think I used up my entire life-time supply of
heroism just enlisting in the arena.  Really, I much prefer a quiet life."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 669): CRATER FACE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 551): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 674): COBBLESTONE of STL RAD (JE, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 646): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 670): LEORA NOEVAL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): HAPPY HARRIET of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 673): QUEENIE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 658): 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 503): STANLY MILLGRAM of OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): TORANS ULROL of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 551): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 669): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 551): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 674): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 646): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 670): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 673): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 658): ABOMINATION (Chase, 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 503): OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 551) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 668): FLOOD SURFER of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 669): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 658): FLATLINERS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly NIANIA games.  Former top team THE FUNNY FARM was 
unseated this week as SERPENTS HOLD moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-1-0 record for the round.  CHARLIE HORSE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 4 BRIDGES and was awarded 23 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CHARLIE HORSE put down 4 
BRIDGES, causing him to lose 18 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has HEMLOCK in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the old 
women in NIANIA seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I must report the passing of ENRKO FERMI, veteran 
of many duels.  14-23-2 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no 
favorites.  Many townsmen have begin to remark over the fact that after one more 
round of duels THE GOLDEN FISH's Bloodfeud against AMBEERDEXTROUS will have expired.  
Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a 
dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEMLOCK 5654                 16   2  0   218       SERPENTS HOLD (664)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMBEERDEXTROUS 5618          25   8  1   118       042909A (659)
 LORINDA 5603                 22  20  0   108       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 HARKRANZ 5658                16   8  0    99       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-BOLD MR. WASABI 5622          7   0  0    98       042909A (659)
 FREDILILLA 5659              15   7  0    95       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 SERPENT2 5684                 8   0  1    92       SERPENTS HOLD (664)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLIE HORSE 4427            7   0  0    89       THE FUNNY FARM (409)
-EJ DOME 5351                  7   4  2    84       OUT THE WINDOW (630)
-THE BUNNY GOD 5631            6   0  0    84       042909A (659)
 IMMANUEL KANT 5614           16  21  3    83       HISTORICAL WUSSES (660)
 TARIMEZ 5682                 10   2  0    83       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 4 BRIDGES 5347               11   8  0    69       OUT THE WINDOW (630)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I. M. WEASEL 4474             5   1  1    66       THE FUNNY FARM (409)
 DESMOND TUTU 5610            13  24  2    65       HISTORICAL WUSSES (660)
 DUCK DODGERS 5324             4   1  0    64       THE FUNNY FARM (409)
 GHANDI 5611                  11  26  1    60       HISTORICAL WUSSES (660)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEAN PAUL SATRE 5612          7  30  2    53       HISTORICAL WUSSES (660)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FANG 5697                     3   0  0    32       SERPENTS HOLD (664)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG BIRD 5703                 1   1  0     9       THE FUNNY FARM (409)
 KINTHIRA 5705                 1   1  0     4       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ENRKO FERMI 5613       14 23 2 HISTORICAL WUSSE 660 I. M. WEASEL 4474     552   
SEE YA 5707             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 664    STONE GOLEM           552  NONE
BEAKY BUZZARD 5708      0  1 0 THE FUNNY FARM 409   MOUNTAIN TROLL        552  NONE
EARTHWORM JIM 4111      9 10 0 THE FUNNY FARM 409   IMMANUEL KANT 5614    549   
HELENADERE 5650        17  7 1 THE GOLDEN FISH 147  AMBEERDEXTROUS 5618   549   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hemlock -- Heck, I fight the duelmaster, and only learn one skill?  This is annoying.
-- Harkranz
P.S.  Yeah, okay, it's probably my fault, too.  Still a bummer.

Ambeerdextrous -- Huh, I should've ended that fight in the fourth minute.  EARLY in
the fourth minute.  When I was "taking the lead."  Oh, well.  The skills will be
useful, at least. -- Fredililla

Immanuel Kant -- I do like a fast fight.  That I win. -- Lorinda

Ghandi -- Ah!  Four skills, a rating, and the win.  Life is good. -- Tarimez
P.S.  But if somebody in the stands turned a powerful magnet your way, you'd be
totally helpless.  Might be fun to see.

Big Bird -- Someone had to lose, and I'm glad it was you.  For me, this was a good
introduction to dueling.  Good for you, too--it teaches humility. -- Kinthira

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BEAKY BUZZARD was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute fight.
SEE YA was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
HEMLOCK savagely defeated HARKRANZ in a 2 minute bloody expert's Title fight.
FREDILILLA was bested by AMBEERDEXTROUS in a 1 minute veteran's fight.
LORINDA demolished IMMANUEL KANT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SERPENT2 vanquished DESMOND TUTU in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
TARIMEZ slimly won victory over VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute competition.
4 BRIDGES was vanquished by CHARLIE HORSE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GHANDI was vanquished by DUCK DODGERS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ENRKO FERMI was slaughtered by I. M. WEASEL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JEAN PAUL SATRE was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
FANG demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BIG BIRD bested KINTHIRA in a 1 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -   6 -  1      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        21 -  15 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  21 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   5 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 552 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     4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       HEMLOCK 5654               16   2  0  218 SERPENTS HOLD (664)
WALL OF STEEL    LORINDA 5603               22  20  0  108 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
STRIKING ATTACK  HARKRANZ 5658              16   8  0   99 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FREDILILLA 5659            15   7  0   95 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERPENT2 5684               8   0  1   92 SERPENTS HOLD (664)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHARLIE HORSE 4427          7   0  0   89 THE FUNNY FARM (409)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LORINDA 5603.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SEE YA 5707.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEMLOCK 5654, HARKRANZ 
5658, SERPENT2 5684, TARIMEZ 5682, DUCK DODGERS 5324, I. M. WEASEL 4474, 
AMBEERDEXTROUS 5618, LORINDA 5603, CHARLIE HORSE 4427, and FANG 5697.

The least popular fighter this week was KINTHIRA 5705.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ENRKO FERMI 5613, GHANDI 5611, 4 BRIDGES 5347, DESMOND TUTU 5610, 
IMMANUEL KANT 5614, JEAN PAUL SATRE 5612, FREDILILLA 5659, BEAKY BUZZARD 5708, BIG 
BIRD 5703, and FANG 5697.