DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/18/2008    Duedate: 03/31/2008

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-597

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOOS BALL
F BALLS (523)
(4-6366) [13-2-1,151]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOOS BALL                      STAN
F BALLS (523)                  DUDES (601)
(4-6366) [13-2-1,151]          (4-6423) [3-1-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETE MASTIFF                   FLY BALL
DOGS OF WAR (115)              F BALLS (523)
(4-6387) [14-6-0,89]           (4-6412) [2-2-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

F BALLS (523)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUDES (601)                 23
2. F BALLS (523)               22      F BALLS (523)
3. DOGS OF WAR (115)           21      Unchartered Team
4. REDLEGS (602)               21
5. WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)      4      REDLEGS (602)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 F BALLS (523)            139 102 10 57.7   1/ 1 F BALLS (523)            11  4 0
 2/ 5*REDLEGS (602)              8   7  1 53.3   2/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         7  8 0
 3- 4*JHELUM JUVENILES (600)    10  10  0 50.0   3/ 3*DUDES (601)               7  8 0
 4/ 6*DUDES (601)               10  10  0 50.0   4/ 4*REDLEGS (602)             6  4 1
 5/ 7 DOGS OF WAR (115)        488 699 26 41.1   5/ 5 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   4  9 1
 6/ 8 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   33  55  4 37.5   6- 7*JHELUM JUVENILES (600)    2  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[ The Middle Way ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Fergus Hill showed up at the doorstep of his equally graduated teammate Helene
Juste and pounded on it without regard for the hour (late, or possibly early) and the
presence of possibly sleeping people in adjoining apartments.  As soon as she opened
the door, he said, "Is the arenamaster here?  Or the Chardinee?"
     "That is no business of yours," Helene answered.  She leaned on the door, trying
to force it shut again.
     Fergus leaned on it from his side, keeping it open.  "I have to talk to one of
them NOW," he said.  "Maybe the Chardinee would be best, but listen!  I've discovered
a foul plot to keep Bombette here on Kaltos--"
     "Jealous women on the Isle?" Helene asked skeptically.
     "No, of course not!  Well, some, but they aren't the real stumbling block.  It's
HERE, right here on Kaltos--it's--"  He paused and looked around the hallway.  There
were three other doors on this bit of hall, and all of them were open about a quarter
of an inch, with an avid glitter at eye height.  "I can't talk about it out here,"
Fergus muttered, scowling.  "Let me in, Helene."
     "And have the rumor-mongers claim that I'm entertaining strange men in my
apartment?  As if!"
     A man's hand came around Helene from the rear, pulling her out of the way.  "Let
him in," Arenamaster Troktai said.  "We won't get any peace until he's got this off
his chest."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 592): FEYEVER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 474): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 600): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 596): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 595): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 599): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 596): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 591): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 582): LONGSHOT of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 581): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 555): PEG LEG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 545): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 244): DEELA ELLIS of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 532): VIRTUOS VIXEN of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 481): BLADERUNNER of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 231): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 219): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 430): DARTH SCION of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 474): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 592): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 474): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 600): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 596): F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 595): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 599): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 596): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 591): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 582): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 581): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 555): MINDSOVERMATTER (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 545): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 244): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 532): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 481): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 231): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 219): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 430): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): TITANS III (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 474) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 592): FEYEVER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                            BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            MISS TEAK of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 599): FORLORN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): GREAT WHITE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 581): ZIGGY WOLFSBANE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 555): PEG LEG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 545): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 532): VIRTUOS VIXEN of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 481): ENDLESS WATCH of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 430): DARTH SCION of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JHELUM games.  FUZZ BALL caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested VETERAN MERCENARY and was awarded 14 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, WALLY put down FLY 
BALL, causing him to lose 3 points of recognition in the process.  Although LEONIDAS 
made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious FOOS 
BALL.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the 
whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in JHELUM these days is F BALLS.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of DUDES last week.  Busy avoiding F BALLS?  Mighty fighters 
cannot but expect competition from those below.  SOD take warning!  You have more 
than a few enemies in JHELUM.  At the gambling halls I have started to bet money on 
TINIETON.  It has got the courage it takes.  Witness its challenge this turn against 
PETE MASTIFF!  To be sure the battle was a losing one.  But I like to think TINIETON 
at least gave PETE MASTIFF a run for his money.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  ROSE must hold silent, for this week he 
was humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by STAN of DUDES.  Hail STAN 
for thy victory!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOS BALL 6366               13   2  1   151       F BALLS (523)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE MASTIFF 6387            14   6  0    89       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 LEONIDAS 6382                11  13  0    80       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 FUZZ BALL 6404                8   0  0    71       F BALLS (523)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINIETON 5990                 9  10  0    56       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOD 6043                      8   7  1    49       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-ATTENTION SEEKER 6418         3   1  0    42       JHELUM JUVENILES (600)
 JOSEPH 6407                   8   3  0    38       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 FUR BALL 6398                 3   2  1    38       F BALLS (523)
 STAN 6423                     3   1  0    35       DUDES (601)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALLY 6421                    4   0  0    31       DUDES (601)
 LOVARNO 6424                  4   1  0    30       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 SOD 6044                      4  11  1    28       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 FAT BALL 6430                 3   1  0    26       F BALLS (523)
 FOSTER 6429                   3   0  0    24       REDLEGS (602)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLY BALL 6412                 2   2  0    21       F BALLS (523)
 DUNN 6425                     2   1  0    21       REDLEGS (602)
 CROOK 6408                    4   7  0    19       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 ROSE 6428                     2   1  1    17       REDLEGS (602)
-VENGEANCE IS MINE 6414        2   2  0    14       JHELUM JUVENILES (600)
-FLIPPY THE HIPPIE 6415        2   2  0    13       JHELUM JUVENILES (600)
 ANDY 6431                     1   2  0    13       DUDES (601)
 CONCEPCION 6427               1   2  0     9       REDLEGS (602)
-SCREAMS AT MOVIES 6416        2   2  0     8       JHELUM JUVENILES (600)
 ARRAKIS 6243                  1   4  1     8       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 ARNOLD 6419                   1   3  0     6       DUDES (601)
-GOOD NIGHT GRACIE 6417        1   3  0     6       JHELUM JUVENILES (600)
 BENCH 6426                    0   3  0     3       REDLEGS (602)
 TOM 6442                      0   1  0     1       DUDES (601)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STEVE 6420              1  2 0 DUDES 601            ROSE 6428             596  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Arnold -- Dude, you are reckless beyond permission.  I don't actually want to kill
you, but it would be so easy!  Use a little caution and forethought. -- Joseph

Fly Ball -- I have never been able to hit a fly with a ball, and the gods know I have
tried more than once.  How do you do it? -- Crook

Foos Ball -- Better you to be the Duelmaster than I.  I never know what to say in a
column, which Jorja would insist I write.  You obviously have no difficulty with
this, so I leave it TO you. -- Leonidas

A Convicted Assassin.  How...ordinary.  Could they not, perchance send us an assassin
whose guilt is in doubt and let us put it to a trial by combat?  That might produce
some interesting variations. -- Pete Mastiff

Tinieton -- Ah, all is now clear to me.  As a neuter golem, you have no distractions,
and I, as attractive as I am to the opposite sex and others, have nothing BUT
distractions.  It's a heavy cross to bear, but I know my duty. -- Lovarn

Arrakis -- Life in the Mordant army I could perhaps have endured.  It was from other
impositions that I fled.  Trust me when I say that you don't want to know the
details. -- Balbonsigo of Mordant, resurrected

Nod and Sod -- It is not for docility that guards are sometimes sent to the arena to
fight.  Rather, it is for overweening ambition and an unfortunate lack of the

corresponding skills.  Still, we will bear you in mind when we have another
discipline problem. -- Arenamaster Narhmin
P.S.  As, in fact, Nod has done quite well this time.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STAN bested ROSE in a 2 minute amateur's Bloodfeud fight.
TINIETON was vanquished by PETE MASTIFF in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ANDY vanquished BENCH in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ARNOLD was defeated by CONCEPCION in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
FOOS BALL devastated LEONIDAS in a 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
FUZZ BALL outlasted VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 12 minute struggle.
NOD bested FAT BALL in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner competition.
FLY BALL was unbelievably bested by WALLY in a 3 minute gruesome beginner's duel.
SOD was overpowered by JOSEPH in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
FUR BALL overpowered CROOK in a 1 minute uneven match.
ARRAKIS was overpowered by LOVARNO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DUNN demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
FOSTER devastated TOM in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   7 -  2      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  11 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  19 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  14 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 597 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FOOS BALL 6366             13   2  1  151 F BALLS (523)
TOTAL PARRY      FUZZ BALL 6404              8   0  0   71 F BALLS (523)
SLASHING ATTACK  NOD 6043                    8   7  1   49 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
WALL OF STEEL    JOSEPH 6407                 8   3  0   38 DOGS OF WAR (115)
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 FLY BALL 6412.  The ten other most popular fighters were STAN 6423, PETE 
MASTIFF 6387, ANDY 6431, ARNOLD 6419, NOD 6043, WALLY 6421, JOSEPH 6407, LOVARNO 
6424, FOOS BALL 6366, and FAT BALL 6430.

The least popular fighter this week was FUZZ BALL 6404.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TOM 6442, ARRAKIS 6243, CROOK 6408, SOD 6044, LEONIDAS 6382, BENCH 
6426, CONCEPCION 6427, TINIETON 5990, ROSE 6428, and FOSTER 6429.