DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/15/2008    Duedate: 04/28/2008

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-599

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FUZZ BALL
F BALLS (523)
(4-6404) [10-0-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FUZZ BALL                      ROSE
F BALLS (523)                  REDLEGS (602)
(4-6404) [10-0-0,91]           (4-6428) [4-1-1,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETE MASTIFF                   PETE MASTIFF
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6387) [14-8-0,81]           (4-6387) [14-8-0,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REDLEGS (602)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. F BALLS (523)               32
2. REDLEGS (602)               23      F BALLS (523)
3. DOGS OF WAR (115)           20      Unchartered Team
4. WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)     12
5. DUDES (601)                  0      REDLEGS (602)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*REDLEGS (602)             15  10  1 60.0   1/ 2*REDLEGS (602)            10  5 0
 2/ 1 F BALLS (523)            143 104 10 57.9   2/ 1 F BALLS (523)             7  4 0
 3- 3*DUDES (601)               11  10  1 52.4   3/ 0 FAUX TIDES (606)          7  8 2
 4/ 4 DOGS OF WAR (115)        491 706 26 41.0   4/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)         6  9 0
 5/ 5 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   37  61  4 37.8   5/ 5 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   5  9 0
 6/ 0 FAUX TIDES (606)          19  34  4 35.8   6- 4*DUDES (601)               4  2 1

    '*'   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 594): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 477): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 602): GNOCCHI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 598): FUZZ BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 597): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 601): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 599): N'ORLEANS NORA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 593): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 584): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 558): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 548): MATTEO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 535): BLAZING BLUR of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 484): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 432): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 476): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 594): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 477): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 602): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 598): F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 597): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 601): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 599): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 593): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 584): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 557): MINDSOVERMATTER (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 548): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 535): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 484): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 432): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 476) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 596): ELINDE GOSS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 597): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 584): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 533): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JHELUM!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team F BALLS was unseated this 
week as REDLEGS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-1-0 record 
for the round.  MORGAN caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, FLY BALL put down DUNN, causing him to lose 11 
points of recognition in the process.  Although PETE MASTIFF made a valiant effort, 
it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious FUZZ 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!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city JHELUM.  JHELUM, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is F BALLS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of WESTSIDE BULLOCKS are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  NOD take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in JHELUM.  For some warriors honor is not important--only empty victory.  
See, gladiators, how TINIETON of WESTSIDE BULLOCKS challenged down 22 points to 
JOSEPH.  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon JOSEPH and predictably he was 
defeated by TINIETON.  This is how to arouse the anger of an entire guild!  I can not 
but mention with disdain the name of SOD who this week posted a challenge to a 
warrior a full 12 points below in the rankings.  I thought SOD showed great skill and 
promise when he was defeated by CONCEPCION.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in JHELUM as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUZZ BALL 6404               10   0  0    91       F BALLS (523)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEONIDAS 6382                12  14  0    89       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 PETE MASTIFF 6387            14   8  0    81       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 TINIETON 5990                11  10  0    67       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOVARNO 6424                  6   1  0    60       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOD 6043                      9   8  1    46       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 ONE EYED MACK 6459            8   2  0    44       FAUX TIDES (606)
 FLY BALL 6412                 4   2  0    43       F BALLS (523)
-FUR BALL 6398                 3   2  1    38       F BALLS (523)
-STAN 6423                     3   1  0    35       DUDES (601)
 JOSEPH 6407                   8   5  0    34       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER TAO 6458              5   5  2    32       FAUX TIDES (606)
-WALLY 6421                    4   0  0    31       DUDES (601)
 SOD 6044                      4  13  1    30       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 ROSE 6428                     4   1  1    29       REDLEGS (602)
 CONCEPCION 6427               3   2  0    27       REDLEGS (602)
 BASTOR 6453                   2   6  1    24       FAUX TIDES (606)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUNN 6425                     3   2  0    22       REDLEGS (602)
 ARRAKIS 6243                  2   5  1    22       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 CROOK 6408                    4   9  0    21       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-ANDY 6431                     2   2  1    21       DUDES (601)
 MORGAN 6450                   1   0  0    15       REDLEGS (602)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOSTER 6429                   4   1  0    14       REDLEGS (602)
-ARNOLD 6419                   1   3  0     6       DUDES (601)
 YATIMA 6443                   0   2  0     2       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-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  REVENGED
FOUL BALL 6449          0  1 0 F BALLS 523          SHEWISH GIANT         599  NONE
BO DILLY 6455           1  7 0 FAUX TIDES 606       WURM KIN              599  NONE
GLAIVE 6452             1  3 1 FAUX TIDES 606       MOUNTAIN TROLL        599  NONE
BENCH 6426              0  4 0 REDLEGS 602          ANDY 6431             598   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lost:  One extra scary large sized hairy tarantula named Timmy.  If found please
return to S. Cult at 314 Lair St. in West Jhelum.  If you find him please bring him
home to us.  He is a beloved family pet.  All comers will receive a fitting end...er,
I mean...reward.

Lovarno -- I would've given you a better fight, but when my eyes beheld the ugliness
of your form, I simply lost the will to fight and gave up the intiative.  Well
fought. -- Arrakis

Foster -- Egads, man!  When I suggested playing a joke on the Arenamaster, I didn't
really think that you'd follow through with it.  I didn't believe that you'd really
lie down on the arena sands without taking a hit and have a nap! -- Arrakis

Fuzz Ball -- I have a long-standing allergy to "fuzz." -- Leonidas
P.S.  But wait till I get a new stock of antihistamines!

Tinieton -- You reinforce my distaste for golems, not that it's your fault.  No free
will, is that not the case?  You must follow only your design parameters.  A simple
life, but obviously limited. -- Joseph

Hey, nobody would close with the Venomous Vixen who didn't have to! -- Pete Mastiff

Nod -- That's the first time I've won a fight because my opponent nodded at the wrong
moment.  Names can be tricky, can't they?  Let me buy you a drink. -- Lovarno

Fly Ball -- The very concept makes my skin crawl, and I had to drop everything and
chase it down.  Can't go around without skin, you know. -- Crook

Arrakis -- Listen, my Attractiveness is rated at thirteen!  If I am ugly--which I do
not concede--it's in a charming way. -- Lovarno

Duuuudes -- What the F-bomb Andy, challenge down 10 point to fight and kill an 0-3
fighter you just beat the previous turn.  Moves like that can get more of your
warriors killed by the Redlegs.  Let's start with a 4 turn Bloodfeud over an
experiment... a 6'8" P-R, not my normal warrior design, and very expendable.  But,
no one likes to see a death in their stable, and now THERE WILL BE BLOOD. -- Deep
Thought, mgr. Redlegs

All -- Good luck in the mail-in tourney, let's get a TC for Jhelum. -- Deep Thought

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BO DILLY was butchered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GLAIVE was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
FOUL BALL was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
TINIETON devastated JOSEPH in a 2 minute gory one-sided Challenge contest.
SOD was savagely defeated by CONCEPCION in a 6 minute Challenge competition.
YATIMA was bested by FOSTER in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
FUZZ BALL unbelievably bested PETE MASTIFF in a action packed 4 minute Title fight.
LEONIDAS vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ONE EYED MACK overpowered ARRAKIS in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
NOD overpowered BASTOR in a 1 minute uneven match.
BROTHER TAO was overpowered by LOVARNO in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
FLY BALL devastated DUNN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ROSE savagely defeated CROOK in a 2 minute bloody amateur vs. veteran upset match.
MORGAN handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  13 -  1      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  20 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  21 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   7 -  1      22  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 599 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    5 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         6  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FUZZ BALL 6404             10   0  0   91 F BALLS (523)
STRIKING ATTACK  PETE MASTIFF 6387          14   8  0   81 DOGS OF WAR (115)
SLASHING ATTACK  TINIETON 5990              11  10  0   67 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
BASHING ATTACK   LOVARNO 6424                6   1  0   60 DOGS OF WAR (115)
WALL OF STEEL    JOSEPH 6407                 8   5  0   34 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 PETE MASTIFF 6387.  The ten other most popular fighters were TINIETON 5990, 
FOSTER 6429, FUZZ BALL 6404, LEONIDAS 6382, LOVARNO 6424, ROSE 6428, GLAIVE 6452, ONE 
EYED MACK 6459, FLY BALL 6412, and MORGAN 6450.

The least popular fighter this week was CONCEPCION 6427.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DUNN 6425, BROTHER TAO 6458, BASTOR 6453, YATIMA 6443, SOD 6044, CROOK 
6408, NOD 6043, ARRAKIS 6243, JOSEPH 6407, and FOUL BALL 6449.