DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/27/2008    Duedate: 06/09/2008

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-602

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOOS BALL
F BALLS (523)
(4-6366) [15-2-1,176]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOOS BALL                      DUNN
F BALLS (523)                  REDLEGS (602)
(4-6366) [15-2-1,176]          (4-6425) [6-2-1,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETE MASTIFF                   PETE MASTIFF
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6387) [16-9-0,86]           (4-6387) [16-9-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REDLEGS (602)               73
2. DOGS OF WAR (115)           24      BABY BROTHERS (510)
3. DUDES (601)                  8      Unchartered Team
4. FAUX TIDES (606)             0
5. WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)      0      REDLEGS (602)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BABY BROTHERS (510)        9   2  0 81.8   1/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)        11  4 0
 2/ 2*REDLEGS (602)             25  14  3 64.1   2/ 1*REDLEGS (602)            10  4 2
 3/ 3 F BALLS (523)            147 106 11 58.1   3/ 3 F BALLS (523)             4  2 1
 4/ 4*DUDES (601)               15  15  2 50.0   4/ 5*DUDES (601)               4  5 1
 5/ 5 DOGS OF WAR (115)        502 710 26 41.4   5/ 7 BABY BROTHERS (510)       1  1 0
 6- 6 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   38  65  4 36.9   6- 6 FAUX TIDES (606)          1  4 1
 7- 7 FAUX TIDES (606)          20  38  5 34.5   7- 4 WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)   1  4 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 597): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 480): KEY LIME of SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 605): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 601): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 600): TIFFINAL of WIZARDS'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 604): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 602): PENSACOLITA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 596): DIO of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 588): SHEWISH CORSAIR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 587): GRIFTER of BAD BEAT (Osage, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 561): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 551): CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 247): DEELA ELLIS of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 538): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 487): FEAR OF THE DARK of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, 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 435): RUSSIAN BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 198): SLO-PITCH of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 479): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 597): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 480): SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 605): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 601): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 600): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 604): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 602): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 596): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 588): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 587): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 561): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 551): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 247): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 538): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 487): 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 435): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 479) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 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.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 588): MIDNIGHT of WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
                            MICHAEL JORDAN of CAROLINA BLUE (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 538): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (turn 537): WINKY DINK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, 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.  Former top team REDLEGS was unseated 
this week as DOGS OF WAR moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-1-0 
record for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record which DOGS OF WAR 
managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  
GRIFFEY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the week's 
more notable duels, MORGAN put down ANDY, causing him to lose 4 points of recognition 
in the process.  Not for nothing has FOOS BALL in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  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 BABY BROTHERS.  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 F BALLS last week.  Busy avoiding BABY BROTHERS?  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  LEONIDAS take warning!  You 
have more than a few enemies in JHELUM.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  My condolences to F BALLS for their loss 
of a very promising warrior, FLY BALL.  FLY BALL went to doom before the arms of 
DUNN, a warrior of REDLEGS.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is 
but one reward--death.  This past week CROOK, at 6-10-0, departed JHELUM forever.  My 
hearty congratulations DUNN, for thy revenge upon FLY BALL, slayer of thy fallen 
comrade.  Next time he will know better, eh?  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 next we meet remember - the pen is 
mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOS BALL 6366               15   2  1   176       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEONIDAS 6382                14  15  0    99       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 DIAPERED ZALGOR 5367          9   2  0    94       BABY BROTHERS (510)
-FUZZ BALL 6404               10   0  0    91       F BALLS (523)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE MASTIFF 6387            16   9  0    86       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 LOVARNO 6424                  8   2  0    84       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-TINIETON 5990                12  10  0    83       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUNN 6425                     6   2  1    66       REDLEGS (602)
 JOSEPH 6407                  11   5  0    57       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BASTOR 6453                   3   6  2    53       FAUX TIDES (606)
 WALLY 6421                    6   1  1    51       DUDES (601)
-NOD 6043                      9   9  1    45       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 FUR BALL 6398                 4   3  1    45       F BALLS (523)
-ONE EYED MACK 6459            8   3  0    39       FAUX TIDES (606)
-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)
 MORGAN 6450                   3   1  0    30       REDLEGS (602)
 STAN 6423                     4   3  0    27       DUDES (601)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIFFEY 6468                  1   0  0    20       REDLEGS (602)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDY 6431                     3   4  1    18       DUDES (601)
 SPARKY 6469                   1   0  1    17       REDLEGS (602)
-ARRAKIS 6243                  2   6  1    16       WESTSIDE BULLOCKS (573)
 LARKIN 6467                   1   1  0     8       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?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      SPARKY 6469           602  NONE
CROOK 6408              6 10 0 DOGS OF WAR 115      WALLY 6421            602   
FLY BALL 6412           5  3 1 F BALLS 523          DUNN 6425             602   
BENCH 6426              0  4 0 REDLEGS 602          ANDY 6431             598  JUST REVENGED
CONCEPCION 6427         4  3 0 REDLEGS 602          FLY BALL 6412         601  JUST REVENGED
ROSE 6428               5  2 1 REDLEGS 602          BASTOR 6453           601   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Was the theme of turn 601 "Try to kill a Redleg."  I've never seen so many
pitches high and inside.  Oh well, here's the dead--Concepcion, P/S 11(12)-8-14-13-
15-10-13.  Nothing to write home about, but had some potential.  Rose, wos 10(11)-15-
10-17-13-8-11.  Had high hopes as he learned like a monster.  LET THE BLOODFEUDS
CONTINUE. -- Deep Thought

Bastor -- Think you left a "D" off of the end of your name. -- Ghost of Rose

Foos Ball -- Well, you have taken the burden of the title off me, and for that I
thank you.  But you have also removed the shield the title offers and left me exposed
to the "tender mercies" of the Venomous Vixen.  This, I feel less thankful for. --
Leonidas the worried

Diapered Zalgor -- Oh, it's you.  I've heard about you, and little of it good.  On
balance, I don't know what exactly is my own stance.  I didn't like ending up in the
Infirmary, but "several days bedrest" was pleasant, and the four skills are
excellent.  So I guess I'll give you a cautious "maybe okay." -- Lovarno
P.S.  But, gods, get rid of that diaper and wear PANTS.  Have you no self respect?

That was almost amusing.  It seems that the Convicted Assassin was frightened by a
beard at a tender age and now has a phobia about them.  Works for me. -- Pete
Mastiff, bearded dwarf

One Eyed Mack -- Any relation to the One Eyed Jack of lamented acquaintance?  I
notice that you made no attempt to dodge or parry.  You might consider trying this in
desperation.  What could it hurt? -- Joseph

Brother Tao -- If you were using a desperation strategy, you might want to reconsider
it.  It appeared to be one of those "go berserk" strategies, and I can't see that it
helped you at all. -- Crook

Faux Tides -- Oh, not THAT diplo, one before it on a half-page.  Which she found.  Of
course, she might have lost the other one by now.  Things are incredibly confused at
our place, because of this whole "moving house" business.  Glad I don't have to help
tote boxes! -- Lovarn

Morgarisiane of Xochithlan, called the Venomous Vixen -- Those were not any words *I*
would ever have spoken to you, fair one. -- Leonidas

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DUNN butchered FLY BALL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
FOOS BALL vanquished DIAPERED ZALGOR in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
LEONIDAS overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
LOVARNO savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
PETE MASTIFF viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
JOSEPH bested FUR BALL in a popular 1 minute competition.
CROOK was barely slain by WALLY in a 2 minute melee.
STAN won victory over LARKIN in a action packed 1 minute gory duel.
ANDY was vanquished by MORGAN in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRIFFEY overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SPARKY assassinated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     17 -   7 -  2      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  16 -  1      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  19 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  21 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   9 -  1      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 602 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FOOS BALL 6366             15   2  1  176 F BALLS (523)
BASHING ATTACK   LOVARNO 6424                8   2  0   84 DOGS OF WAR (115)
WALL OF STEEL    JOSEPH 6407                11   5  0   57 DOGS OF WAR (115)
SLASHING ATTACK  FUR BALL 6398               4   3  1   45 F BALLS (523)
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 SPARKY 6469, 
FOOS BALL 6366, LEONIDAS 6382, CROOK 6408, MORGAN 6450, DIAPERED ZALGOR 5367, LOVARNO 
6424, WALLY 6421, STAN 6423, and JOSEPH 6407.

The least popular fighter this week was FLY BALL 6412.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ANDY 6431, DUNN 6425, GRIFFEY 6468, LARKIN 6467, FUR BALL 6398, JOSEPH 
6407, STAN 6423, WALLY 6421, LOVARNO 6424, and DIAPERED ZALGOR 5367.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CUNNING FOX 3906 (218-90-3)            4  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
LAZAR WOLF 1169 (209-133-3)            2  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STANLEY'S CUP 5443 (38-15-0)           5  3  0         SPORTZ!              
FLOATING SWISS 4461 (85-72-4)          2  3  0         THINGSINPUG'SCOOLER  

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VAGABOND 6049 (36-24-1)                2  3  0         SEA DOGS             

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FORK BALL 6244 (32-12-0)               6  3  0         F BALLS              
FIREBALL 5486 (17-10-0)                4  3  0         F BALLS              
DEAD HARE 3288 (32-0-1)                1  3  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WHITE THUNDER 6040 (7-4-0)             5  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
ULTIMATE HOTTY 6090 (7-1-0)            4  3  0         LUROCIANS Z2         
FOOS BALL 6366 (13-2-1)                3  3  0         F BALLS              

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DIAPERED ZALGOR 5367 (8-1-0)          10  3  0         BABY BROTHERS        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BROTHER TAO 6458 (5-5-2)               4  3  0         FAUX TIDES           
ROSE 6428 (4-1-1)                      1  3  0         REDLEGS              
FOSTER 6429 (4-1-0)                    0  2  0  DEAD   REDLEGS              

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HISPANICALLY 6460 (0-0-0)              8  3  1         BUSHISMS             
STAN 6423 (3-1-0)                      3  3  0         DUDES                
WALLY 6421 (4-0-0)                     3  3  1         DUDES                

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ULTIMATE WRATH 5775 (6-3-0)            2  3  0         LUROCIANS Z2         
TINIETON 5990 (11-10-0)                1  3  0         WESTSIDE BULLOCKS    

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NOD 6043 (9-8-1)                       0  3  0         WESTSIDE BULLOCKS    
SOD 6044 (4-13-1)                      0  3  0         WESTSIDE BULLOCKS    

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FUR BALL 6398 (3-2-1)                  3  3  0         F BALLS              
CONCEPCION 6427 (3-2-0)                0  3  0         REDLEGS              
DUNN 6425 (3-2-0)                      0  3  0         REDLEGS              

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANDY 6431 (2-2-1)                      0  3  0         DUDES