DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/13/2008    Duedate: 05/26/2008

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-601

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOOS BALL
F BALLS (523)
(4-6366) [14-2-1,161]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOOS BALL                      POSITION IS EMPTY
F BALLS (523)                  
(4-6366) [14-2-1,161]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETE MASTIFF                   CROOK
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6387) [15-9-0,81]           (4-6408) [6-9-0,38]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REDLEGS (602)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. F BALLS (523)               30
2. FAUX TIDES (606)            25      BABY BROTHERS (510)
3. DOGS OF WAR (115)           22      Unchartered Team
4. BABY BROTHERS (510)          8
5. REDLEGS (602)                6      REDLEGS (602)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 BABY BROTHERS (510)        9   1  0 90.0   1/ 1*REDLEGS (602)            10  4 0
 2/ 1*REDLEGS (602)             21  13  1 61.8   2/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         9  6 0
 3/ 2 F BALLS (523)            146 104 11 58.4   3/ 4 F BALLS (523)             5  1 1
 4/ 3*DUDES (601)               13  14  1 48.1   4- 3 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   3  7 0
 5/ 4 DOGS OF WAR (115)        498 709 26 41.3   5/ 6*DUDES (601)               2  4 0
 6- 5 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   38  65  4 36.9   6/ 5 FAUX TIDES (606)          2  8 1
 7/ 6 FAUX TIDES (606)          20  38  5 34.5   7/ 0 BABY BROTHERS (510)       1  0 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 596): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 479): KEY LIME of SWEETS (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 604): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 600): LEONIDAS of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 599): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 603): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 601): ERASMUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 595): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 587): MIDNIGHT of WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 586): GRIFTER of BAD BEAT (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 560): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 550): CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 537): WINKY DINK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 486): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 233): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 221): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 434): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): HOCKEY of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 478): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 596): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 479): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 604): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 600): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 599): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 603): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 601): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 595): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 587): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 586): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 560): MINDSOVERMATTER (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 550): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 537): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 486): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 233): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 221): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 534): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 478) 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   6 TRANSEL (turn 603): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): DIGGER WASP of FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 595): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 584): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GOLDENBEARD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 537): WINKY DINK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Somebody in the Commission office is out to GET me.  You think I'm exaggerating?
I was matched against the Venomous Vixen, nerve-wracking in itself, and then some
malign entity on the arena staff, in drawing up the fight report, put in my mouth the
words, "You are worthless and weak."  Addressed to the Venomous Vixen, mind you!  If
this is not malice, I never heard it.  I rest my case.

                                       Leonidas

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JHELUM games.  BASTOR caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested ROSE and was awarded 29 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, FUR BALL put down STAN, 
causing him to lose 7 points of recognition in the process.  Who here was not present 
for the title fight this week as FOOS BALL boldly challenged LEONIDAS in order to 
strive for the Duelmasters honors?  This time victory fell to the grasp of the 
usurper.  All hail FOOS BALL, Duelmaster of JHELUM!  Informants "close" to the city 
champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  
Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city JHELUM.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below. 
CONCEPCION take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in JHELUM.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  My condolences to REDLEGS for their loss of a very 
promising warrior, CONCEPCION.  CONCEPCION went to doom before the arms of FLY BALL, 
a warrior of F BALLS.  My sources at REDLEGS stable claim they've never seen the 
guild bitterer.  This as a result of the untimely demise of ROSE.  Beware BASTOR!  My 
hearty congratulations DUNN, for thy revenge upon ANDY, slayer of thy fallen comrade. 
Next time he will know better, eh?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in JHELUM.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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 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                  
 FOOS BALL 6366               14   2  1   161       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIAPERED ZALGOR 5367          9   1  0   130       BABY BROTHERS (510)
 LEONIDAS 6382                13  15  0    91       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-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)
 PETE MASTIFF 6387            15   9  0    81       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 LOVARNO 6424                  7   2  0    76       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLY BALL 6412                 5   2  1    54       F BALLS (523)
 BASTOR 6453                   3   6  2    53       FAUX TIDES (606)
 JOSEPH 6407                  10   5  0    52       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 FUR BALL 6398                 4   2  1    47       F BALLS (523)
-NOD 6043                      9   9  1    45       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 DUNN 6425                     5   2  0    43       REDLEGS (602)
 WALLY 6421                    5   1  0    43       DUDES (601)
 ONE EYED MACK 6459            8   3  0    39       FAUX TIDES (606)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROOK 6408                    6   9  0    38       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-SOD 6044                      4  14  1    35       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER TAO 6458              5   6  2    31       FAUX TIDES (606)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAN 6423                     3   3  0    23       DUDES (601)
 ANDY 6431                     3   3  1    22       DUDES (601)
-ARRAKIS 6243                  2   6  1    16       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 MORGAN 6450                   2   1  0    15       REDLEGS (602)
 LARKIN 6467                   1   0  0    10       REDLEGS (602)
-ARNOLD 6419                   1   3  0     6       DUDES (601)
-YATIMA 6443                   0   3  0     3       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 SILVIA SNAPE 6465             0   1  0     1       FAUX TIDES (606)
 CHANCE CORBIN 6466            0   1  0     1       FAUX TIDES (606)
-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?
BENCH 6426              0  4 0 REDLEGS 602          ANDY 6431             598  JUST REVENGED
CONCEPCION 6427         4  3 0 REDLEGS 602          FLY BALL 6412         601   
ROSE 6428               5  2 1 REDLEGS 602          BASTOR 6453           601   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tinieton -- I never did like metal "dogs."  Or bulldogs, either, of course, but
that's as nothing compared to my aversion to golem dogs.  It makes me hesitate to
close with you, and probably with cause.  Well, ha, certainly with cause, you ripped
my arm off at the shoulder!  I had to get it reattached, and I warn you now, I told
them to use MUCH stronger thread than normal. -- Pete Mastiff

M. Chardinee -- Take that!  Like I'm going to be gentle with someone who comes along
and suggests that my manners need improving and that I'm "uncultured"?  I'm as
cultured as anybody!  As cultured as... as yogurt!  So there! -- Lovarno

Stan -- Might I suggest that, though the sequins and pearl studs on your "dude shirt"
are eye-catching and well suited to wearing to some festive or ceremonial gathering,
they are a mistake in battle?  (sigh)  Yes, I know, the young warriors consider me
hopelessly "pragmatic" in my view, but there is a reason why this position is CALLED
pragmatic in the first place, you know.  It is never a good plan to be obvious when
attempting to sneak up on someone. -- Joseph
P.S.  That was what all the dancing around was about, not so?

Arrakis -- I once tried a drink with a name much like yours.  It was a mistake.  If
you model your assault on that liquor, you will be invincible. -- Crook

Tinieton -- (bowing slightly)  As you wish.  I am not conversant with the proper
protocol in dealing with golems. -- Joseph
P.S.  Besides, you did not taste good to me.  To others, perhaps, but not to me.

Red Legs -- You are too magnanimous, yet thank you for the warm greeting.  I'm happy
to be here as are my fighters, though we weren't sure of our ariginal destination.
It's excellent to see you again and I assure you, Mack is more than willing to cross
blades when you feel ready. -- Gavin Rule, mgr Faux Tides, Scream Factory DM 47, Faux
Tides II DM 92

All -- We were forced from the isle, fled in the night, by sea and land we made our
flight.  The Inn Keeper was mad, flipped his lid, when he discovered what Mack had
did.  I tried to pay, but the man was hard, he wouldn't accept my baseball cards.

Now that we're here, I'll ask you this once, keep Mack from the drink and expecially
Beernuts! -- Faux Tides
P.S.  Those were MY Beernuts! -- Bastor

Lovarno -- Thank you for the message.  I ran out of ink twice writing those scrolls
to her. *grin*  My mail is always screwy, though I haven't received any info tourney
wise, I hope my fighters were successfully entered. -- Faux Tides

I have been grievously insulted.  Most directly by the fool, Leonidas, but also by
Arenamaster Narhmin and his minions.  I will have revenge for this. -- Morgarisiane
of Xochithlan, called the Venomous Vixen

Lovarno -- You are not only unpleasing to look upon, you are untrustworthy.  That
last blow, when I was down and the arenamaster was already stepping forward to
declare the fight over, was not the work of any may I would care to repose trust in.
-- M. Kulbade Chardinee

Yatima -- Oh, yeah!  Let's do that again. -- Balbonsigo of Mordant

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DUNN devastated ANDY in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
FOOS BALL vanquished LEONIDAS in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
FLY BALL slew CONCEPCION in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
BASTOR butchered ROSE in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge contest.
DIAPERED ZALGOR demolished LOVARNO in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PETE MASTIFF vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
ONE EYED MACK was viciously subdued by JOSEPH in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
FUR BALL vanquished STAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WALLY vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
BROTHER TAO was defeated by CROOK in a exciting 2 minute gruesome fight.
MORGAN overpowered CHANCE CORBIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SILVIA SNAPE was demolished by LARKIN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     17 -   7 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  17 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  18 -  2      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  21 -  1      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  15 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  1      27  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 601 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FOOS BALL 6366             14   2  1  161 F BALLS (523)
BASHING ATTACK   LOVARNO 6424                7   2  0   76 DOGS OF WAR (115)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLY BALL 6412               5   2  1   54 F BALLS (523)
WALL OF STEEL    JOSEPH 6407                10   5  0   52 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 CROOK 6408.  The ten other most popular fighters were FOOS BALL 6366, PETE 
MASTIFF 6387, JOSEPH 6407, DUNN 6425, FLY BALL 6412, BASTOR 6453, DIAPERED ZALGOR 
5367, WALLY 6421, BROTHER TAO 6458, and MORGAN 6450.

The least popular fighter this week was SILVIA SNAPE 6465.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CHANCE CORBIN 6466, STAN 6423, LOVARNO 6424, ROSE 6428, 
CONCEPCION 6427, ANDY 6431, FUR BALL 6398, ONE EYED MACK 6459, LEONIDAS 6382, and 
LARKIN 6467.