DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/29/2008    Duedate: 05/12/2008

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-600

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LEONIDAS
DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6382) [13-14-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEONIDAS                       CONCEPCION
DOGS OF WAR (115)              REDLEGS (602)
(4-6382) [13-14-0,97]          (4-6427) [4-2-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETE MASTIFF                   ROSE
DOGS OF WAR (115)              REDLEGS (602)
(4-6387) [14-9-0,70]           (4-6428) [5-1-1,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REDLEGS (602)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOGS OF WAR (115)           31
2. REDLEGS (602)               30      DOGS OF WAR (115)
3. WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)     15      Unchartered Team
4. F BALLS (523)                0
5. FAUX TIDES (606)             0      REDLEGS (602)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*REDLEGS (602)             18  11  1 62.1   1/ 1*REDLEGS (602)            10  4 0
 2- 2 F BALLS (523)            143 104 10 57.9   2/ 4 DOGS OF WAR (115)         7  8 0
 3/ 3*DUDES (601)               12  12  1 50.0   3/ 5 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   5 10 0
 4/ 4 DOGS OF WAR (115)        495 707 26 41.2   4- 2 F BALLS (523)             4  2 0
 5/ 5 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   38  65  4 36.9   5- 3 FAUX TIDES (606)          4  6 1
 6- 6 FAUX TIDES (606)          19  34  4 35.8   6/ 6*DUDES (601)               2  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 595): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 478): SAROVOND of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 603): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 599): FUZZ BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 598): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 602): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): ERASMUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 594): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 586): MICHAEL JORDAN of CAROLINA BLUE (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GOLDENBEARD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 559): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 549): CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 536): WINKY DINK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 485): 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 433): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): HOCKEY of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 477): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 595): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 478): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 603): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 599): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 598): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 602): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): BONSUR BABES ROCK (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 594): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 586): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 559): MIDDLE WAY 13 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 549): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 536): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 485): 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 433): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 477) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 595): SOUTLANCHOR of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 598): ORVERD QUILL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): DIGGER WASP of FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 584): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GOLDENBEARD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
               (turn 584): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out JHELUM to see 
what's new.  MVP award for LOVARNO?  DOGS OF WAR's proud of him after beating M. 
CHARDINEE and getting 19 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  PETE MASTIFF got 
smashed by TINIETON, and lost 11 points!  What a putz!  FUZZ BALL fights so hard to 
be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title.  No one said she was a 
genius...  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh 
well, welcome LEONIDAS.  Aren't DOGS OF WAR proud.  (Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy 
that said JHELUM's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Dripping Blade?  Don't 
look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of F BALLS must be 
getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I 
don't?  Is there some deep dark secret why WESTSIDE BULLOCKS' been avoiding F BALLS 
so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can REDLEGS' MORGAN be more popular 
than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  JHELUM is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEONIDAS 6382                13  14  0    97       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOOS BALL 6366               13   2  1   151       F BALLS (523)
-FUZZ BALL 6404               10   0  0    91       F BALLS (523)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINIETON 5990                12  10  0    83       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 LOVARNO 6424                  7   1  0    79       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 PETE MASTIFF 6387            14   9  0    70       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOD 6043                      9   9  1    45       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
-ONE EYED MACK 6459            8   2  0    44       FAUX TIDES (606)
-FLY BALL 6412                 4   2  0    43       F BALLS (523)
 CONCEPCION 6427               4   2  0    43       REDLEGS (602)
 JOSEPH 6407                   9   5  0    42       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 ROSE 6428                     5   1  1    40       REDLEGS (602)
-FUR BALL 6398                 3   2  1    38       F BALLS (523)
 SOD 6044                      4  14  1    35       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUNN 6425                     4   2  0    33       REDLEGS (602)
-BROTHER TAO 6458              5   5  2    32       FAUX TIDES (606)
 ANDY 6431                     3   2  1    30       DUDES (601)
 STAN 6423                     3   2  0    30       DUDES (601)
 CROOK 6408                    5   9  0    28       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 WALLY 6421                    4   1  0    26       DUDES (601)
-BASTOR 6453                   2   6  1    24       FAUX TIDES (606)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARRAKIS 6243                  2   6  1    16       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 MORGAN 6450                   1   1  0     7       REDLEGS (602)
-ARNOLD 6419                   1   3  0     6       DUDES (601)
 YATIMA 6443                   0   3  0     3       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
BENCH 6426              0  4 0 REDLEGS 602          ANDY 6431             598   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Joseph -- Tinieton like playing with you!  You fall down funny like! -- Tinieton

Faux Tides -- See you made it out of Noblish Island.  Welcome to Jhelum.  Brother Tao
beat up on my dullard basher, Balrog there, but I never got to see One Eyed Mack (not
sure if I really want to).  Anyway, everyone welcome Faux Tides, we need all the
teams we can get. -- Deep Thought, mgr. Redlegs, Middle Earth DM 45, Ultra-Violent DM
26, and just starting after some tourney seasoning, Cunning Runts DM 19

Dudes -- Not that it matters, but I like to be able to reveal a warrior's stats, and
now that he's dead, here are Bench's:  ST 9, CN 8(9), SZ 18 WT 15 WL 13 SP 4 DF 17
P/R. -- Deep Thought

Sod -- Sometimes those downchallenges come back to bite you in the butt.  You went
down 12 points vs. someone with 12 fewer fights, and LOST!  Somehow you gained a rec
point after that display of ineptitude.  Never mind the Bullocks, here's the Redlegs.
-- Concepcion, gold glove gladiator

Congrats on 600 turns, Jhelum! -- The Commission

Joseph -- Tinieton not like you tasting him.  Him not care if you taste something,
just not him.  Even Golem have standards. -- Tinieton

Tinieton -- Not today, good fellow.  Ah, good golem, then.  I have no time or energy
to teach you heavily, though I do appreciate the skills you have seen fit to
demonstrate in compensation for that challenge.  Satisfactory. -- Joseph

Fuzz Ball -- Woof? -- Pete Mastiff
P.S.  Hey, it really was an exhausting weekend.

Perhaps we should take up a small collection to allow the Veteran Mercenary to
retire. -- Leonidas

Brother Tao -- Bad style match for you at this level of development, not that *I* am
complaining.  Jorja says to tell your manager that she "got your diplo but put it in
a safe place" to be answered as soon as she had a minute.  She thinks she must have
put something else on top of it subsequently, maybe more than one something, but
assures you that it will surface sooner or later.  I suppose anything is possible. --
Lovarno

Rose -- A "guy named Rose" is almost as disorienting as a "boy named Sue." -- Crook

Arrakis -- I will have you know that the Commission, those experts of observation and
measurement, credit me with an attractiveness of thirteen! -- Lovarno

Arrakis -- Actually, he IS ugly.  Some people call him "cute ugly," but they're
wrong.  I don't know where the Commission got their number, but they've been wrong on
other things, so why not that? -- Pete Mastiff

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MORGAN was devastated by ANDY in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
LEONIDAS vanquished VENOMOUS VIXEN in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
TINIETON subdued PETE MASTIFF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert's fight.
LOVARNO devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STAN was subdued by JOSEPH in a 2 minute competition.
NOD was viciously subdued by CONCEPCION in a 5 minute gory duel.
SOD was devastated by DUNN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ROSE overcame WALLY in a action packed 4 minute fight.
ARRAKIS was viciously subdued by CROOK in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
YATIMA was vanquished by MORDANT DESERTER 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                  4         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  16 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  19 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  21 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 600 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TINIETON 5990              12  10  0   83 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
BASHING ATTACK   LOVARNO 6424                7   1  0   79 DOGS OF WAR (115)
STRIKING ATTACK  PETE MASTIFF 6387          14   9  0   70 DOGS OF WAR (115)
PARRY-STRIKE     CONCEPCION 6427             4   2  0   43 REDLEGS (602)
WALL OF STEEL    JOSEPH 6407                 9   5  0   42 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 ROSE 6428.  The ten other most popular fighters were NOD 6043, CROOK 6408, 
JOSEPH 6407, TINIETON 5990, LOVARNO 6424, DUNN 6425, ANDY 6431, LEONIDAS 6382, PETE 
MASTIFF 6387, and STAN 6423.

The least popular fighter this week was YATIMA 6443.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOD 6044, CONCEPCION 6427, ARRAKIS 6243, WALLY 6421, MORGAN 6450, STAN 
6423, PETE MASTIFF 6387, LEONIDAS 6382, ANDY 6431, and DUNN 6425.

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."