DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/04/2007    Duedate: 09/17/2007

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-583

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LEOPARD
TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
(4-6363) [15-3-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEOPARD                        POSITION IS EMPTY
TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)        
(4-6363) [15-3-0,106]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOWARD                         PETE MASTIFF
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6289) [27-22-1,104]         (4-6387) [5-1-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. F BALLS (523)               48
2. DOGS OF WAR (115)            7      THE WALL (367)
3. THE WALL (367)               4      Unchartered Team
4. VISION QUEST (278)          -2
5. TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)    -15      VISION QUEST (278)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 THE WALL (367)            28  16  0 63.6   1/ 1 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)  12  3 1
 2/ 3 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)  125  82 11 60.4   2/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)         7  8 1
 3/ 4 F BALLS (523)            113  89  9 55.9   3/ 2 THE WALL (367)            6  5 0
 4/ 5 DOGS OF WAR (115)        452 665 26 40.5   4/ 4 F BALLS (523)             5  1 1
 5/ 0*VISION QUEST (278)         9  17  0 34.6   5/ 0*VISION QUEST (278)        0  3 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[ Web of Death ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Challost hunched into his cloak.  The night was only cool, but he found he felt
the cold more intensely now than he had before.  In his other life.  And even if it
had been as hot as a month ago, he still would have been chilled by this meeting in a
graveyard.  He looked at the dark stones, the silent mausoleums.  Mist twisted
between them.  A half moon was only just rising, and there wasn't much light.
     "Your arrival is timely."
     Challost twitched, which was at least milder than the jump and shriek with which
he'd greeted the first meeting here.  Did a human ever get truly used to meeting a
demon in a graveyard?  Maybe necromancers did, but he hoped he never would.  "I owe
you obedience, Nestor Khan," he said.
     The demon materialized from the shadows of a large mausoleum.  "Many mortals try
to evade their debts."
     "Even debts to you?  Never mind, not my business.  But I do my best to keep
square with the world."
     "A good attitude.  Cultivate it."  The demonic Dark Champion gestured toward the
deeper shadow that was the doorway to the tomb.  "Come inside and we will talk."
     A cozy chat in a crypt with a demon at midnight.  What a thrill.  But it wasn't
like he had a choice.  Okay, he could go along with this or die, but even if that was
technically a choice, he didn't care for it.  he stepped through the dark doorway
into more darkness.  It felt like a lot bigger space than the mausoleum's outward
appearance promised.
     The door closed, a soft sound but easily identified by the way it compressed the
air.  A light bloomed ahead of him.  A very ordinary oil lamp with a body of
tarnished silver and a painted glass globe, the kind of thing someone's elderly aunt
might have in the parlor.  It stood on a round mahogany table flanked by two chairs
of wood carved into insane curlicues and upholstered in dusty red velvet.
     "We have things to discuss.  More things than can be comfortably discussed
outside in a howling gale, and I want your full attention," the demon said,
shrugging.  "I borrowed this room from my Aunt Lily."
     "I never thought of a demon as someone who'd have an aunt," Challost admitted.
     Nestor Khan raised an eyebrow.  "No aunts?  Did you think we were spontaneously
generated somehow?  Born full-grown from the mind of Gheal?  Of course we have aunts.
And uncles, mothers, fathers, grandparents, children, the whole arrangement.  We
aren't FREAKS."
     "Well...I guess not.  But you're the Unknown."  Challost shrugged.  It actually
felt good to be a little reckless.  To say what he was thinking instead of trying to
watch every word.  If the demon lost it and burned him to a cinder here and now,
well...he was already listed as dead.
     Nestor Khan shrugged and sighed.  "We are not an unnatural creation," he
repeated, "although I do grasp the direction of your confusion.  An alarming thought
in itself, in all truth.  But as Arenamaster Vashku of Tobir and I warned our
mutual...superior, this whole business of posing as mortals is tricky.  Dangerous.
Habit-forming."  He shrugged again, growling something under his breath.  "He didn't
listen, of course, they never do."
     Challost was quite sure that he didn't want to listen to confidences on this
subject.  "Ah...there was something you wanted to talk to me about?"
     "Yes."  The demon paused and seemed to be pulling his thoughts together,
becoming at the same time more human to look at.  "Yes.  A request has been made that
the Cult of Dreenth Shiszelle, the Spider God, be investigated.  It is suspected of
dealing in matters that are, ah, allocated to certain authorities who take offense at
such encroachment.  You are to join the cult and learn what you can of them.  Other
meetings will be arranged when you have had time to discover something."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 578): HORTATOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 461): 4 BRIDGES of OUT THE WINDOW (JE, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 586): ULDI SHOON of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 582): FOOT BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 581): HELENE JUSTE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 585): GEN. JACKSON of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 583): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 577): LIRVEL MOORN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 569): AKAI of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 568): CANNON FODDER of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 542): BLOOD THIRSTER of VOW TO DESTROY (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 532): DASHER of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 237): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 519): CELIE SHATTERSTONE of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 468): BLACK CLANSMAN of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 224): GLUM of JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 212): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 416): ERFIN GORAM of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 189): CRYBABY of OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 460): VAGABOND of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 578): SHE'S CRAFTY (Swinetiger, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 461): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 585): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 582): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 581): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 584): MACHINES OF WAR (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 583): IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 577): THE ABYSMALS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 569): BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 568): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 542): FRIENDLY FIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 532): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 237): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 518): ELEMENTS OF ZEN (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 468): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 223): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 210): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 416): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 189): SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 460) TWISTED SESAME (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 578): HORTATOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            PRAESENTIUS of ROMAN EMPIRE (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 586): ULDI SHOON of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 582): FOOT BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 580): STAR ROD of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 585): GEN. JACKSON of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 577): LIRVEL MOORN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 569): AKAI of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                (turn 568): VOLITAN LIONFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 532): DASHER of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 517): DELARWARE RUN of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 468): BLACK CLANSMAN of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
                 (turn 467): AILLENDEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 416): ERFIN GORAM of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  F BALLS is no joke as it posted a 3-1-1 week advancing from 4th place 
to 4th place.  Hey everybody, watch out for FLAT BALL, who flew up 14 points in the 
rankings after mashing CONVICTED THIEF like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was M1A1, who dropped 32 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with KHALHUMS DWARF.  Going for the gusto and 
coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was DOGS OF WAR's HOWARD, who was turned 
away from the Duelmastership by FOOT BALL.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, 
just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that BABY BROTHERS was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of BABY BROTHERS' 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  BABY 
BROTHERS + Weapons That go Boom = TANKS FOR NOTHIN' + Avoid City.  And who is this 
HOWARD you ask, with 104 points and a 27-22-1 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  There's got to be more reason 
for the sending of CRETIN to the Dark Arena than his record (3-1-0).  Anybody got any 
ideas VISION QUEST?  FAITH says to hers dog--'Who should I fight this week?'.  Dog 
says 'WURM KIN'.  So the gal dies.  Moral?  Put lying dogs to sleep.  Yes, and 
another newbie bites the dust as CHALLOST goes down under the sword of FOOS BALL.  
Thanks to this, FOOS BALL now has 59 recognition points.  Big man!  FOOS BALL kills 
CHALLOST.  Who ya gonna fight next, FOOS BALL--Minnie Mouse?  I hope DOGS OF WAR has 
a good enough fighter to beat the snot out of FOOS BALL.  Here's some advice:  
warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in JHELUM have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your friends 
and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEOPARD 6363                 15   3  0   106       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOWARD 6289                  27  22  1   104       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 MERKAVA 1839                 14  18  1    94       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIA2 3553                    15   6  2    90       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
 M1A1 2734                    17   9  2    88       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
 PANTHER 3554                 16   4  0    88       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
 HANNIBAL 5715                18  32  1    87       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOS BALL 6366                4   0  1    59       F BALLS (523)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE MASTIFF 6387             5   1  0    43       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 TEACHER 3940                  9   1  0    41       THE WALL (367)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PROSTITUTE 3938           2   8  0    32       THE WALL (367)
 THE JUDGE 3939                7   3  0    24       THE WALL (367)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEONIDAS 6382                 4   6  0    18       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 FLAT BALL 6396                1   0  0    14       F BALLS (523)
-PHRUST 3045                   1   2  0     5       VISION QUEST (278)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CHALLOST 6394          2  1 1 DOGS OF WAR 115       FOOS BALL 6366        583         
CHALLON 6304          11 28 0 DOGS OF WAR 115       MIA2 3553             580         
FAST BALL 6395         0  1 0 F BALLS 523           HIGH ELF 599          583 NONE    
CRETIN 3047            3  1 0 VISION QUEST 278      WURM KIN 607          583 NONE    
FAITH 3046             2  1 0 VISION QUEST 278      WURM KIN 607          583 NONE    
DALAIM 6339            0  1 0 VISION QUEST 278      HIGH ELF 599          583 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
J.A. PINKERTON 6384    7  1 0 THE WALL 367          M1A1 2734             582         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Foot Ball -- I thank you, even though I don't care for being kicked.  I care even
less for being duelmaster.  Too conspicuous.  (pauses to rub shin)  I guess I should
be glad you kicked me there rather than, ah, higher up. -- Howard

Merkava -- Remind me to have you trampled by an elephant. -- Hannibal
P.S.  I knew those elephants would be good for something eventually.

The Prostitute -- Beat it, lady.  You shouldn't be hanging around this neighborhood
at all.  People might get a wrong idea.  Get you into a lot of trouble.  There's
safer places to ply your trade. -- Pete Mastiff

Osksi Noble.  (sigh)  He isn't a good advertisement for Osksi. -- Leonidas

I salute the Persistent Beggar for a worthy effort.  Not worthy of much, perhaps, but
it showed courage. -- Challost

Looks like those tanks are getting dangerous.  Of course, they are machines of war,
so...why not? -- Hannibal

Our congratulations to Foot Ball, who is being kicked upstairs. -- the Dogs of War

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRETIN was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FAITH was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DALAIM was put to death by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
FAST BALL was slain by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
FOOT BALL devastated HOWARD in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
M1A1 was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute expert's brawl.
LEOPARD overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
MIA2 viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute veteran's competition.
PANTHER viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd boring 8 minute gory duel.
MERKAVA won victory over HANNIBAL in a popular 1 minute veteran's duel.
FOOS BALL executed CHALLOST in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
PETE MASTIFF defeated THE JUDGE in a exciting 2 minute bloody match.
TEACHER was viciously subdued by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute brutal contest.
LEONIDAS was demolished by THE PROSTITUTE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
FLAT BALL handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   3 -  1      82  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   9 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  13 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  17 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  12 -  1      20  |

Turn 583 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     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LEOPARD 6363               15   3  0  106 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOWARD 6289                27  22  1  104 DOGS OF WAR (115)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIA2 3553                  15   6  2   90 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
WALL OF STEEL    M1A1 2734                  17   9  2   88 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
TOTAL PARRY      PANTHER 3554               16   4  0   88 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
STRIKING ATTACK  FOOS BALL 6366              4   0  1   59 F BALLS (523)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOWARD 6289.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PETE MASTIFF 6387.  The ten other most popular fighters were M1A1 2734, MIA2 3553, 
LEOPARD 6363, MERKAVA 1839, FLAT BALL 6396, FOOS BALL 6366, THE PROSTITUTE 3938, 
CRETIN 3047, DALAIM 6339, and FAST BALL 6395.

The least popular fighter this week was PANTHER 3554.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHALLOST 6394, HOWARD 6289, FAITH 3046, LEONIDAS 6382, TEACHER 3940, 
THE JUDGE 3939, HANNIBAL 5715, FAST BALL 6395, DALAIM 6339, and CRETIN 3047.

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

FOOT BALL (4-6305) F BALLS (523)