DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/05/2008    Duedate: 02/18/2008

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-594

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOOS BALL
F BALLS (523)
(4-6366) [10-2-1,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOOS BALL                      ATTENTION SEEKER
F BALLS (523)                  JHELUM JUVENILES (600)
(4-6366) [10-2-1,131]          (4-6418) [2-1-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETE MASTIFF                   ATTENTION SEEKER
DOGS OF WAR (115)              JHELUM JUVENILES (600)
(4-6387) [12-5-0,84]           (4-6418) [2-1-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUDES (601)                 31
2. DOGS OF WAR (115)           26      THE WALL (367)
3. REDLEGS (602)               25      Unchartered Team
4. TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)        21
5. F BALLS (523)               17      DUDES (601)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)  154  93 16 62.3   1/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         9  6 0
 2/ 0*DUDES (601)                3   2  0 60.0   2/ 1*JHELUM JUVENILES (600)    8  7 0
 3/ 3 THE WALL (367)            44  33  0 57.1   3/ 3 F BALLS (523)             7  1 1
 4/ 4 F BALLS (523)            128  98 10 56.6   4/ 5 THE WALL (367)            4  5 0
 5/ 1*JHELUM JUVENILES (600)     8   7  0 53.3   5/ 0*DUDES (601)               3  2 0
 6- 5 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        37  33  2 52.9   6- 4 TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)   2  2 0
 7/ 0 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)     231 229 12 50.2   7/ 0*REDLEGS (602)             2  3 0
 8/ 6 DOGS OF WAR (115)        481 691 26 41.0   8/ 0 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)      0  4 0
 9/ 0*REDLEGS (602)              2   3  0 40.0   9- 6 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 589): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 597): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 593): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 596): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 588): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 580): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 579): BULLWINKLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 553): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 543): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 427): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 471): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 588): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 597): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 593): JHELUM JUVENILES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 596): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 588): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 580): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 579): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 553): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 543): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 427): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): TITANS III (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 471) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
               (turn 471): KORONEDUS of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
               (turn 591): JERI LOUGH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): DJININSKI of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon JHELUM, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing is certain in JHELUM, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--DOGS OF WAR.  Good 
things come to those who fight well, as F BALLS can attest, moving up by 0.  Practice 
pays for PETE MASTIFF, who pummelled VENOMOUS VIXEN, to pocket 16 points.  Win some, 
lose some.  Speaking of which, CROOK was winsome, after beating SCREAMS AT MOVIES and 
seeing her lose 7 points.  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by 
TEACHER, of THE WALL, who despite a 14-7-0 couldn't overcome JHELUM's Number 1.  Word 
has it one team in JHELUM is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to 
death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in JHELUM avoid THE WALL.  The warriors of THE WALL 
found their efforts at combat frustrated as F BALLS apparently had more important 
things to do than fight.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an 
overtaxed simile, I now bid JHELUM farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOS BALL 6366               10   2  1   131       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEONIDAS 6382                11  10  0    91       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ULTIMATE HOTTY 6090           7   1  0    90       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
-MIA2 3553                    21   9  2    85       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
-MERKAVA 1839                 18  23  2    84       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
 PETE MASTIFF 6387            12   5  0    84       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 TEACHER 3940                 14   7  0    75       THE WALL (367)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ULTIMATE WRATH 5775           6   3  0    66       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
-WHITE THUNDER 6040            7   4  0    63       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PROSTITUTE 3938           9  12  0    54       THE WALL (367)
 FUZZ BALL 6404                5   0  0    48       F BALLS (523)
 THE JUDGE 3939               11  10  0    45       THE WALL (367)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATTENTION SEEKER 6418         2   1  0    32       JHELUM JUVENILES (600)
-FUR BALL 6398                 1   1  1    29       F BALLS (523)
 FLIPPY THE HIPPIE 6415        2   1  0    26       JHELUM JUVENILES (600)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROOK 6408                    4   4  0    22       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-TIGER II 6409                 3   0  1    22       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
 JOSEPH 6407                   5   3  0    21       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 LOVARNO 6424                  2   0  0    18       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 STAN 6423                     1   0  0    13       DUDES (601)
-FLY BALL 6412                 1   0  0    13       F BALLS (523)
 FOSTER 6429                   1   0  0    12       REDLEGS (602)
 SCREAMS AT MOVIES 6416        2   1  0    10       JHELUM JUVENILES (600)
 ROSE 6428                     1   0  0    10       REDLEGS (602)
 FAT BALL 6430                 1   0  0    10       F BALLS (523)
-ULTIMATE PAIN II 6148         0   1  0     7       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
-PERSHING 6410                 1   2  1     6       TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (171)
 WALLY 6421                    1   0  0     6       DUDES (601)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARNOLD 6419                   1   0  0     6       DUDES (601)
 GOOD NIGHT GRACIE 6417        1   2  0     5       JHELUM JUVENILES (600)
 VENGEANCE IS MINE 6414        1   2  0     5       JHELUM JUVENILES (600)
 STEVE 6420                    0   1  0     1       DUDES (601)
 BENCH 6426                    0   1  0     1       REDLEGS (602)
 DUNN 6425                     0   1  0     1       REDLEGS (602)
 CONCEPCION 6427               0   1  0     1       REDLEGS (602)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CHALLORN 6402           4  5 0 DOGS OF WAR 115      FUR BALL 6398         592   
BOB 6422                0  1 0 DUDES 601            BANDIT PRINCE         594  NONE
BLACK BEAR 5049         0  1 0 TRIBAL COUNCIL 120   HIGH ELF              594  NONE
FALCON 5047             0  1 0 TRIBAL COUNCIL 120   HIGH ELF              594  NONE
HUNTING WOLF 4237       0  2 0 TRIBAL COUNCIL 120   MOUNTAIN TROLL        594  NONE
THUNDERBIRD 5050        0  1 0 TRIBAL COUNCIL 120   BLACK ORC             594  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Foos Ball -- What an incredible student!  I believe I taught you things I wasn't even
aware that I knew.  Ah...you could have returned the favor.  I wouldn't have minded
more than a single skill.  I can handle multiple skills.  Really!  Try me sometime.
-- Leonidas

The Judge -- Have you considered that gladiating might not be your ideal venue?
Perhaps you'd be happier if you stuck to a courtroom.  Or if "happier" is the wrong
word...more successful and fulfilled? -- Pete Mastiff

The Prostitute -- What part of "no" don't you understand? -- Joseph

Attention Seeker -- I could believe anything of you, even the wanton destruction of
houseplants. -- Crook

Vengeance Is Mine -- Tricky thing about names like that, you appear to be urging me
to claim vengeance for myself.  Not that I have any overwhelming objection.
According to my census form, I'm egotistical and only moderately trustworthy, so I
could see the pursuit of vengeance as a very pleasant occupation.  I might try this.
-- Lovarno
P.S.  Outside the arena, a "day job," as they say.

Dirty Joe, Persistent Beggar -- Wash your hair, and I will happily scalp you, even
though that is not my custom normally. -- Joseph

Teacher -- I will pick my targets more carefully.  I will pick my targets more
carefully.  I will pick--  How many times did you say I had to write that? -- Trilibo
of Sibikhas, Assassin Third Class

Flippy the Hippy -- May you be visited by the Auditor. -- Annoyed and Embezzling
Scribe

Screams at Movies -- And right at the WORST moment, when the Secret is being
whispered to the Villain so he can sweep the field. -- Balbonsigo of Mordant

Good Night Gracie -- So I was already annoyed, sue me. -- Balbonsigo of Mordant

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HUNTING WOLF was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FALCON was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BOB was easily killed by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BLACK BEAR was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
THUNDERBIRD was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
FOOS BALL savagely defeated TEACHER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute master's Title match.
LEONIDAS defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
PETE MASTIFF devastated VENOMOUS VIXEN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
THE PROSTITUTE handily defeated JOSEPH in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
THE JUDGE defeated FLIPPY THE HIPPIE in a 5 minute gory expert vs. novice duel.
FUZZ BALL outlasted ATTENTION SEEKER in a exciting 13 minute veteran vs. novice melee.
CROOK subdued SCREAMS AT MOVIES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
VENGEANCE IS MINE was devastated by FOSTER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
GOOD NIGHT GRACIE slimly lost to ROSE in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
LOVARNO overcame STEVE in a 2 minute gory beginner's fight.
WALLY bested DUNN in a 4 minute beginner's duel.
STAN overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ARNOLD bested BENCH in a 4 minute novice's fight.
CONCEPCION was demolished by FAT BALL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   6 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  12 -  1      66  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   8 -  2      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  21 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 594 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         2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FOOS BALL 6366             10   2  1  131 F BALLS (523)
LUNGING ATTACK   LEONIDAS 6382              11  10  0   91 DOGS OF WAR (115)
TOTAL PARRY      TEACHER 3940               14   7  0   75 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 ATTENTION SEEKER 6418.  The ten other most popular fighters were FOOS BALL 
6366, WALLY 6421, HUNTING WOLF 4237, LEONIDAS 6382, LOVARNO 6424, ARNOLD 6419, THE 
PROSTITUTE 3938, CROOK 6408, ROSE 6428, and STEVE 6420.

The least popular fighter this week was FUZZ BALL 6404.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CONCEPCION 6427, VENGEANCE IS MINE 6414, THE JUDGE 3939, BLACK BEAR 
5049, BOB 6422, FALCON 5047, STAN 6423, FOSTER 6429, SCREAMS AT MOVIES 6416, and 
JOSEPH 6407.