DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/31/2011    Duedate: 11/12/2011

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-570

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GNU I KNEW
GNU TEAM (670)
(2-5722) [14-11-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GNU I KNEW                     POSITION IS EMPTY
GNU TEAM (670)                 
(2-5722) [14-11-1,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KINTHIRA                       GNUMA GNUMA
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          GNU TEAM (670)
(2-5705) [12-8-0,62]           (2-5771) [1-4-1,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GNU TEAM (670)              41
2. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)       35      THE FUNNY FARM (409)
3. THE RUNAROUND (381)         10      Unchartered Team
4. HAMOI TONG (469)             1
5. SERPENTS HOLD (664)          0      THAGAN'S RAIDERS (211)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MISNOMERS (672)            8   1  0 88.9   1/ 3 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     9  6 0
 2- 2 042909A (659)             82  24  2 77.4   2/ 2 HAMOI TONG (469)          6  4 0
 3/ 3 THE FUNNY FARM (409)     133  91  6 59.4   3/ 1 GNU TEAM (670)            6  9 0
 4/ 5 GNU TEAM (670)            56  58  6 49.1   4/ 6 THE FUNNY FARM (409)      4  3 2
 5/ 4 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    865 904 24 48.9   5- 5 042909A (659)             2  0 0
 6- 7 SERPENTS HOLD (664)       46  57  1 44.7   6- 4*MISNOMERS (672)           2  1 0
 7/ 6 THE RUNAROUND (381)       14  18  1 43.8   7/ 8 THE RUNAROUND (381)       0  2 0
 8/ 8 HAMOI TONG (469)          33  50  3 39.8   8- 7 SERPENTS HOLD (664)       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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 687): ALLEY OOP of ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 569): I. M. WEASEL of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 692): FALRONDIAL VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 664): DA VINCI CODE of TL';DR (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 688): TERTIUS of LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 683): JOE WILLIAMS of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 291): LUAU LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 676): FERRIN MONDOR of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 677): CHATROOMMATE of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 676): BLAKSKUL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 642): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 631): KEVSILESSA KIRO of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 624): DORSAL FINN of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 575): TACK TACK of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 273): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTI0N (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 266): FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 521): MAX WEBER of OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 242): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 569): ENDER of XENOCIDE (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 687): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 569): GNU TEAM (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 692): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 664): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 688): LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 683): BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 291): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 676): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 677): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 676): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 642): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 631): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 623): NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 575): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 673): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 266): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 521): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 242): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 569) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 569): I. M. WEASEL of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
                           CHARLIE HORSE of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 692): FALRONDIAL VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 664): DA VINCI CODE of TL';DR (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 687): JUDAS PRIUS of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 290): ALPHONSO BLACK of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 676): FERRIN MONDOR of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 673): HOPE SPRINGS of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
                           SPEEDO SMURF of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 628): ZANDER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 624): TANTRUM YOGA of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
                           GASTAIGNE of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 273): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTI0N (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): I'M POWERLESS of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 521): MAX WEBER of OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     At long last, my friend Charlie Horse and I are headed for the Isle!  Near-
perfection for us, oh so close.  As most of you know, Charlie lost his 19th fight,
and I lost my 1st... so I actually have a better winning streak, 19 in a row to his
18.  Well, I'm sure you've all been wondering, so here is what we Slashers look like:

Charlie Horse: 19-1-0: 11-5-9-17-15-14-13  good damage/normal end, Epee, Hi/VL.
29/26/28/6/10/21.

I.M. Weasel 19-1-2: 10(+2)-9-8-17-15-10-17 normal/normal, Hatchet, VH/VL, started Adv
Expert Init.  35/18?/23/9/12/22.

     As you can see, we are good but we never lived up to our tournament potential.
It's scary to think what we could have done if either of us had ever tried our
favorite weapons.  We did quite well enough with Scimitars, tyvm.  I don't even do
good damage, but my last several opponents would swear otherwise! -- I. M. Weasel

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, NIANIA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, GNU TEAM, since THE GOLDEN 
FISH took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see GNU I KNEW win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, GNU I KNEW beat BIG BIRD and BIG BIRD lost 38 points.  You're breakin' my heart. 
I. M. WEASEL Dark Arena Challenged BANDIT PRINCE for NIANIA's Title this turn, and 
guess what happened?  And if variety is the spice of life, NIANIA may be getting 
bland, as I. M. WEASEL stays top dog in the city.  Jim's Tap Room, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From NIANIA's trash 
dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Whoa!  I'll even buy I. M. WEASEL a drink tonight!  
Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on his good side!  Gee, 
THE FUNNY FARM, ain't it past due for sending CHARLIE HORSE Dark Arena?  What took 
ol' '19-1-0' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  And sending CHARLIE HORSE to the Dark 
Arena was supposed to be one of your better ideas, THE FUNNY FARM?  Titanium shields 
and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the NIANIA arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GNU I KNEW 5722              14  11  1   109       GNU TEAM (670)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERPENT2 5684                14   5  1   105       SERPENTS HOLD (664)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG BIRD 5703                12   6  2    86       THE FUNNY FARM (409)
-SKIDMARK BUG 5711             6   3  0    70       042909A (659)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KINTHIRA 5705                12   8  0    62       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TASAIO 4055                   7   5  1    59       HAMOI TONG (469)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FORBIDDEN FRUIT 5762          4   0  0    54       MISNOMERS (672)
 STUPID GNUS 5723             11  14  0    52       GNU TEAM (670)
 ROBOT CHICKEN 5728            6   5  0    49       THE FUNNY FARM (409)
-POLISH CAVALRY 5761           4   1  0    47       MISNOMERS (672)
 KORBRIZT HORON 5742           6   6  0    43       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 CHAKTIRI 4118                 5   3  0    42       HAMOI TONG (469)
 UETHINRIA 5718               10   6  0    40       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 GNUTON 5770                   4   1  0    40       GNU TEAM (670)
-MAUL ON WHEELS 2938           4   2  0    38       THE RUNAROUND (381)
 GNU RECRUIT 5721              4  12  0    38       GNU TEAM (670)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOOTH PICK 2939               4   4  1    27       THE RUNAROUND (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAPEWAIO 4124                 6   1  0    23       HAMOI TONG (469)
 KESTRALINE 5783               2   1  0    21       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 RED LIZARD 5769               3   3  0    14       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 GNUMA GNUMA 5771              1   4  1    10       GNU TEAM (670)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FANG 5697              12  7 0 SERPENTS HOLD 664    BIG BIRD 5703         568   
CHARLIE HORSE 4427     19  2 0 THE FUNNY FARM 409   BLACK ORC             570  NONE
STANISLOE DRELL 5743    4  5 1 THE GOLDEN FISH 147  TASAIO 4055           567   
DA1 5784                0  1 0 THE RUNAROUND 381    HIGH ELF              570  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stupid Gnus -- I think that fight was much closer than it looked!  I'm sure this
won't be the last time we match up. -- Tasaio

Uethinria -- Didn't we just do this last fight?  Are you stalking me?  As much as I
appreciate the skills, I'm afraid I still want to date other people. -- Chaktiri

Kestraline -- Definitely an interesting match-up.  This might be a fun one to try
again in a few turns! -- Papewaio

Aruak City -- I think I may have my stable figured out... two more gladiators for
your fighting pleasure will be starting this turn and next turn!  Now since my stable
is full, I expect that death will be stalking me soon.... -- Froot. E. Bowl

Our congratulations to I.M. Weasel and Charlie Horse. -- Jorja and the Golden Fish

Froot E. Bowl -- It does, indeed, sound like a whizz of a party. -- Jorja

Papewaio -- I was her deputy? -- Korbrizt Horon

Gnu Recruit -- Ah!  We at the Golden Fishhouse UNDERSTAND gladiators who end up with
records like yours.  Therefore, when the phase of the moon is right, we can defeat
you, and it was my pleasure to do so. -- Korbrizt Horon
P.S.  Besides, you're a golem, and it's widely known that golems have no feelings to
be hurt and no pride.

Gnuton -- You should have realized that the apple wasn't going to fall far from the
tree. -- Kinthira
P.S.  And don't ask me what that means.  Jorja tossed it out without explanation.
She does stuff like that sometimes.

Chaktiri -- You humans are amazingly aggressive, aren't you?  Probably why there's a
human ruling the city instead a Karragit.  Oh, well. -- Uethinria

Papewaio -- "Vicious"?  What's the deal with that?  Not to mention all that grue. --
Kestraline

Gnuma Gnuma -- Good, I do this again.  It is proper. -- Red Lizard

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

I. M. WEASEL butchered BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHARLIE HORSE was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a exciting 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA1 was killed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BIG BIRD was vanquished by GNU I KNEW in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
TASAIO defeated GNU RECRUIT in a 2 minute fight.
ROBOT CHICKEN was subdued by KINTHIRA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute competition.
CHAKTIRI was unbelievably bested by STUPID GNUS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute fight.
GNUTON devastated RED LIZARD in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
KORBRIZT HORON handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
UETHINRIA vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PAPEWAIO won victory over GNUMA GNUMA in a popular 4 minute gory duel.
KESTRALINE beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   3 -  2      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  22 -  2      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  20 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  20 -  2      23  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 570 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GNU I KNEW 5722            14  11  1  109 GNU TEAM (670)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KINTHIRA 5705              12   8  0   62 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
BASHING ATTACK   TASAIO 4055                 7   5  1   59 HAMOI TONG (469)
TOTAL PARRY      ROBOT CHICKEN 5728          6   5  0   49 THE FUNNY FARM (409)
AIMED BLOW       UETHINRIA 5718             10   6  0   40 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KINTHIRA 5705.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GNUMA GNUMA 5771.  The ten other most popular fighters were KINTHIRA 5705, 
CHAKTIRI 4118, TASAIO 4055, PAPEWAIO 4124, GNUTON 5770, KESTRALINE 5783, GNU I KNEW 
5722, ROBOT CHICKEN 5728, KORBRIZT HORON 5742, and UETHINRIA 5718.

The least popular fighter this week was RED LIZARD 5769.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BIG BIRD 5703, DA1 5784, STUPID GNUS 5723, GNU RECRUIT 5721, UETHINRIA 
5718, KORBRIZT HORON 5742, ROBOT CHICKEN 5728, GNU I KNEW 5722, KESTRALINE 5783, and 
GNUTON 5770.

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

CHARLIE HORSE (2-4427) THE FUNNY FARM (409)
I. M. WEASEL (2-4474) THE FUNNY FARM (409)