DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/02/2012    Duedate: 04/14/2012

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-581

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROBOT CHICKEN
THE FUNNY FARM (409)
(2-5728) [13-9-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROBOT CHICKEN                  POLISH CAVALRY
THE FUNNY FARM (409)           MISNOMERS (672)
(2-5728) [13-9-0,103]          (2-5761) [7-2-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KINTHIRA                       THE LIZARD KING
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          THE FUNNY FARM (409)
(2-5705) [17-14-0,73]          (2-5763) [2-1-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HAMOI TONG (469)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FUNNY FARM (409)        36
2. SERPENTS HOLD (664)         21      THE FUNNY FARM (409)
3. THE RUNAROUND (381)          5      Unchartered Team
4. MISNOMERS (672)             -4
5. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)       -5      MISNOMERS (672)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MISNOMERS (672)           13   4  0 76.5   1/ 1 HAMOI TONG (469)         10  5 0
 2/ 3 THE FUNNY FARM (409)     149 112  6 57.1   2/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD (664)       8  5 0
 3/ 4 HAMOI TONG (469)          69  69  5 50.0   3/ 4 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     4 11 0
 4/ 5 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    886 938 24 48.6   4/ 3*MISNOMERS (672)           3  3 0
 5/ 7 SERPENTS HOLD (664)       63  68  1 48.1   5/ 7 THE FUNNY FARM (409)      3  4 0
 6/ 8 THE RUNAROUND (381)       28  39  2 41.8   6/ 8 THE RUNAROUND (381)       2  7 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 698): RANDOM MANIAC of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 580): TASAIO of HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 703): KVASIR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 675): DARKCLAW of SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 699): JUST LOSIN of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 694): SWEET FREDDY of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 702): SKARA BRAE of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 687): ULF SUNDERHELM of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 688): PETE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 686): WALLI WEEBLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 653): CHESTER GRELL of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 642): GRRR of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 297): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 635): KWS of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 586): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 279): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 272): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 532): IMROM LLEWS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 248): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 580): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 698): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 580): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 703): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 675): SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 699): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 694): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 702): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 687): JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 688): NEXT GENERATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 687): THE BOWLS (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 653): MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 642): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 297): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 635): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 586): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 279): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 272): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 532): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 580) PUNCHLINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 703): KVASIR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 686): ADDAI of SERPENTS HOLD! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 686): WALLI WEEBLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
               (turn 686): RED HOUSE of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 641): VONSITAN KORV of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
                              WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? Of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 297): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                   (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     So, I'm back again!  Not much to say this week, Kinthira, thanks for the match
up, I just love fighting you (just happens to be a good matchup for me).  Rattler,
stay away, that's all I'm sayin'.  You'll get your time on the throne soon enough,
why don't you just fight Chaktiri or that Chicken fella for a few turns until I can 
get outta here!
     So what happens this week?  Who knows.  What I do know is that I plan to
introduce anyone who wants to try for the title to my good buddy Mr. Maul.  You don't
want to meet Mr. Maul.  He's a little grouchy.

Tasaio, 2 time duelmaster!  One via title defense!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of NIANIA.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Good things come to 
those who fight well, as SERPENTS HOLD can attest, moving up by 0.  Practice pays for 
GHUDA III, who pummelled FORBIDDEN FRUIT, to pocket 15 points.  A certain someone 
should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 10 points to GHUDA 
III.  (Discrete enough, FORBIDDEN FRUIT?) What can be a greater victory?  ROBOT 
CHICKEN has taken his place as the top, as NIANIA's new Duelmaster.  So who was the 
warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got 
a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of THE RUNAROUND should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, HAMOI TONG scurried away from THE RUNAROUND.  Oh, the shame!  Is it 
charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, 
FORBIDDEN FRUIT is the most challenged warrior.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Questions are 
being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in NIANIA would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  NIANIA, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at Jim's Tap Room.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBOT CHICKEN 5728           13   9  0   103       THE FUNNY FARM (409)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAKTIRI 4118                12   7  1    97       HAMOI TONG (469)
 RATTLER 5766                  9   2  0    91       SERPENTS HOLD (664)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TASAIO 4055                  14   9  1    81       HAMOI TONG (469)
 KINTHIRA 5705                17  14  0    73       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 GHUDA III 5786                8   3  0    73       HAMOI TONG (469)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POLISH CAVALRY 5761           7   2  0    62       MISNOMERS (672)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIRO 5785                     7   4  1    56       HAMOI TONG (469)
 PAPEWAIO 4124                13   5  0    51       HAMOI TONG (469)
 FORBIDDEN FRUIT 5762          6   2  0    50       MISNOMERS (672)
-MAUL ON WHEELS 2938           7   5  0    48       THE RUNAROUND (381)
 KORBRIZT HORON 5742           8  15  0    39       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 KESTRALINE 5783               8   6  0    39       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LIZARD KING 5763          2   1  0    32       THE FUNNY FARM (409)
-ARCHED EYELID 5775            5   2  0    29       THE RUNAROUND (381)
 GRAPE APE 5790                4   6  0    26       THE FUNNY FARM (409)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHANCE 5780                   4   1  0    26       SERPENTS HOLD (664)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DREW 5815                     3   0  0    18       SERPENTS HOLD (664)
 ELINTERRI 5794                4   4  0    17       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-EAU DE PERE 5789              1   6  0     9       THE RUNAROUND (381)
 LUGBRUK 5822                  0   3  0     3       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BYE 5833                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 664    HIGH ELF              581  NONE
RED LIZARD 5769         6  8 0 THE GOLDEN FISH 147  JIRO 5785             578   
DA1 5831                0  1 0 THE RUNAROUND 381    BANDIT PRINCE         581  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Polish Cavalry -- I knew this would be a long fight, but you were supposed to teach
me lots of stuff so that I could go to the tourney and perform well.  I will blame
any lack of tourney success on your poor teaching skills. -- Jiro

Robot Chicken -- Nice fight!  I like the win, but really, not gonna teach me
anything!  That's quite passive-aggressive of you. -- Chaktiri

Kinthira -- Can we just keep doing this over and over until I graduate? -- Tasaio

Rattler -- Someday.... someday..... someday..... -- Ghuda III

Arched Eyelid -- A little bit of a tough matchup, it looked like you almost pulled it
out.  Still advanced in the rankings, though.  Thanks for helping me to be so popular
this week! -- Papewaio

Tasaio -- Three cheers for living on the edge! -- Kinthira

Papewaio -- Could've been worse.  I could've been one of those bare-hand idiots who
gets injured by the parries she makes. -- Kestraline

Grape Ape -- Ah, grape juice!  Just what I needed for a purple cow. -- Korbrizt Horon

Eau de Pere -- Not running around fast enough yet, it seems. -- Elinterri

Tasaio -- As you see, it isn't only bashers who live on the edge.  But so far, I can
take it, and that's all I ask. -- Kinthira

Someone's been feeding the Userous Merchant red meat.  Stop! -- Kestraline

Drew -- Damned golem!  I didn't sign up to fight golems. -- Lugbruk

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
GHUDA III demolished FORBIDDEN FRUIT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PAPEWAIO was outwaited by POLISH CAVALRY in a slow 8 minute gory Challenge contest.
TASAIO was demolished by ROBOT CHICKEN in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
CHAKTIRI won victory over KINTHIRA in a exciting 1 minute master's fight.
RATTLER devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
JIRO vanquished KORBRIZT HORON in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
KESTRALINE narrowly defeated GRAPE APE in a 2 minute duel.
ELINTERRI was viciously subdued by THE LIZARD KING in a popular 2 minute brutal fight.
CHANCE overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's bout.
DREW savagely defeated LUGBRUK in a 6 minute bloody amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   0 -  1     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  16 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  19 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  22 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  32 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         3 -  11 -  0      21  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 581 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ROBOT CHICKEN 5728         13   9  0  103 THE FUNNY FARM (409)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHAKTIRI 4118              12   7  1   97 HAMOI TONG (469)
STRIKING ATTACK  RATTLER 5766                9   2  0   91 SERPENTS HOLD (664)
BASHING ATTACK   TASAIO 4055                14   9  1   81 HAMOI TONG (469)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KINTHIRA 5705              17  14  0   73 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
PARRY-STRIKE     JIRO 5785                   7   4  1   56 HAMOI TONG (469)
AIMED BLOW       FORBIDDEN FRUIT 5762        6   2  0   50 MISNOMERS (672)
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 THE LIZARD KING 5763.  The ten other most popular fighters were RATTLER 5766, 
KESTRALINE 5783, GHUDA III 5786, CHAKTIRI 4118, GRAPE APE 5790, CHANCE 5780, DREW 
5815, LUGBRUK 5822, JIRO 5785, and DA1 5831.

The least popular fighter this week was POLISH CAVALRY 5761.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ELINTERRI 5794, KORBRIZT HORON 5742, TASAIO 4055, PAPEWAIO 
4124, FORBIDDEN FRUIT 5762, BYE 5833, KINTHIRA 5705, ROBOT CHICKEN 5728, DA1 5831, 
and JIRO 5785.