DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/25/2007    Duedate: 01/07/2008

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-591

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOOS BALL
F BALLS (523)
(4-6366) [7-2-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOOS BALL                      POSITION IS EMPTY
F BALLS (523)                  
(4-6366) [7-2-1,103]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETE MASTIFF                   FOOS BALL
DOGS OF WAR (115)              F BALLS (523)
(4-6387) [9-5-0,60]            (4-6366) [7-2-1,103]

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)               18
2. THE WALL (367)              18      TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
3. DOGS OF WAR (115)           13      Unchartered Team
4. LUROCIANS Z2 (555)          10
5. TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)      7      FLAGG'S SHADES (501)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)  152  91 16 62.6   1/ 2 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)   9  4 2
 2/ 2 THE WALL (367)            40  28  0 58.8   2/ 1 DOGS OF WAR (115)         9  6 0
 3/ 3 F BALLS (523)            121  97  9 55.5   3/ 4 F BALLS (523)             6  5 0
 4/ 4 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        37  32  2 53.6   4/ 3 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        5  2 1
 5/ 5 DOGS OF WAR (115)        472 685 26 40.8   5/ 5 THE WALL (367)            1  8 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 586): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 469): EDWARD O'HARE of MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): PANTHER of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 589): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 593): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): CYNICA of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): BERCHTA of THE DARK GODS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 550): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 540): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 527): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 476): ENDLESS WATCH of RAISING RYLYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): PHOENIX of GRIFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 216): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): ZEUS of LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): MARWAN of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 468): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 586): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 469): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 589): TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 593): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): THE ABYSMALS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 550): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 540): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 527): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 476): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 216): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): ARTIC FIRE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 468) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 286): MAKESHIFT ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 585): COBALT of STEEL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): JUNGLE JUICE of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                          DELON LUROST of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): PANTHER of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 587): HELENE JUSTE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 592): BANKSHOT of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
               (turn 590): SLAMMER of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): CYNICA of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 584): SIR CUMFERENCE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): BERCHTA of THE DARK GODS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 538): SCROD BOY of INQUISITION CLONES (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): ZEUS of LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, JHELUM?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, DOGS OF WAR, since TANKS FOR 
NOTHIN' took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see LEONIDAS win a fight and gain 25 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, THE PROSTITUTE beat CHALLORN and CHALLORN lost 15 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  Looks like JHELUM has some guts at least, PANTHER the Duelmaster was this 
turn's most-challenged warrior.  FOOS BALL challenged JHELUM's Duelmaster for a shot 
at the throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, JHELUM may be getting bland, as 
PANTHER stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I 
telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, JHELUM?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  F BALLS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... 
mumble... curse...  And it looks like TANKS FOR NOTHIN' avoided them the most this 
turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in JHELUM to get a drink than The Dripping 
Blade!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOS BALL 6366                7   2  1   103       F BALLS (523)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIA2 3553                    21   8  2    90       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
-ULTIMATE HOTTY 6090           7   1  0    90       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 LEONIDAS 6382                 9   9  0    82       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 MERKAVA 1839                 17  23  2    76       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
 ULTIMATE WRATH 5775           6   2  0    74       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 TEACHER 3940                 13   5  0    70       THE WALL (367)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE MASTIFF 6387             9   5  0    60       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PROSTITUTE 3938           7  11  0    45       THE WALL (367)
 FUZZ BALL 6404                3   0  0    39       F BALLS (523)
 THE JUDGE 3939               10   8  0    38       THE WALL (367)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHALLORN 6402                 4   4  0    24       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSEPH 6407                   4   1  0    20       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-FOUL BALL 6413                1   0  0    20       F BALLS (523)
 TIGER II 6409                 2   0  1    19       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
 FLY BALL 6412                 1   0  0    13       F BALLS (523)
 CROOK 6408                    3   2  0    11       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 PERSHING 6410                 1   1  1     9       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
-ULTIMATE PAIN II 6148         0   1  0     7       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
-FUR BALL 6398                 0   1  0     5       F BALLS (523)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fuzz Ball -- You darned furry pussycat!  I was doing fine until the claws came out.
Ouch! -- Joseph

Ultimate Wrath -- If that's the ultimate, what do you do for an encore? -- Challorn,
not staying around to find out

The Prostitute -- (sigh)  You just can't get enough of me, can you?  It's a burden.
-- Leonidas

The Judge -- Yeah?  Well, I judged YOU to be a dried up old stick, and I was RIGHT.
-- Pete Mastiff

Foul Ball -- You're incredibly well named.  Phew! -- Crook

Pershing -- That was unnecessary. -- Balbonsigo of Mordant, unhappily recovering from
resurrection

Lady Protector Panther -- Lord Ildarwin says that people who are leaving have no need
for local lands.  "Local lands," he says, "assuming there are any available, are for
people who are going to stay and take care of them."  "The 'Lands for Lord
Protectors' scheme," he says, "is all part of a plot of the Lady Greywand's to gain
complete control over every inch of Alastari."  He did say, however, that if you
really want local lands, you can negotiate terms with his agent, Lord Morhaln.  Be
forewarned, Lord Morhaln is the one who gets sent out to negotiate treaties with
people, and he drives hard bargains.  Also, that he is NOT sympathetic to the idea of
absentee landlords.  Let me know if you want me to set up a meeting. -- Arenamaster
Nahrmin

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FOOS BALL was unbelievably bested by PANTHER in a 8 minute Challenge Title fight.
TEACHER was subdued by MIA2 in a 2 minute brutal melee.
MERKAVA was overpowered by LEONIDAS in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
PETE MASTIFF was viciously subdued by ULTIMATE WRATH in a 2 minute gory fight.
CHALLORN was demolished by THE PROSTITUTE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
THE JUDGE was outwaited by FUZZ BALL in a unpopular 23 minute fight.
PERSHING was beaten by JOSEPH in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
CROOK was defeated by TIGER II in a 4 minute beginner's melee.
FLY BALL vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   7 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   7 -  4      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  12 -  1      66  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  21 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   5 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 591 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     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FOOS BALL 6366              7   2  1  103 F BALLS (523)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIA2 3553                  21   8  2   90 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
LUNGING ATTACK   ULTIMATE WRATH 5775         6   2  0   74 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
TOTAL PARRY      TEACHER 3940               13   5  0   70 THE WALL (367)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PETE MASTIFF 6387.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FOOS BALL 6366.  The ten other most popular fighters were MIA2 3553, 
ULTIMATE WRATH 5775, CROOK 6408, LEONIDAS 6382, PETE MASTIFF 6387, THE PROSTITUTE 
3938, PERSHING 6410, JOSEPH 6407, TEACHER 3940, and FLY BALL 6412.

The least popular fighter this week was FUZZ BALL 6404.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE JUDGE 3939, TIGER II 6409, CHALLORN 6402, MERKAVA 1839, FLY BALL 
6412, TEACHER 3940, JOSEPH 6407, PERSHING 6410, THE PROSTITUTE 3938, and PETE MASTIFF 
6387.

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

PANTHER (4-3554) TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)