DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/08/2008    Duedate: 07/21/2008

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-605

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PETE MASTIFF
DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6387) [19-9-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETE MASTIFF                   LOVARNO
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6387) [19-9-0,100]          (4-6424) [10-3-0,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOGS OF WAR (115)           46
2. F BALLS (523)               26      REDLEGS (602)
3. REDLEGS (602)                8      Unchartered Team
4. FAUX TIDES (606)             0
5. BABY BROTHERS (510)          0      I HAVE THE POWER (398)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BABY BROTHERS (510)       10   2  0 83.3   1/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)        11  4 0
 2/ 2 REDLEGS (602)             34  20  3 63.0   2/ 1 REDLEGS (602)             9  6 0
 3/ 3 F BALLS (523)            150 110 11 57.7   3- 3 FAUX TIDES (606)          4  6 0
 4/ 5 DOGS OF WAR (115)        513 714 26 41.8   4/ 5 F BALLS (523)             3  4 0
 5- 6 FAUX TIDES (606)          24  44  5 35.3   5- 6 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 600): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 482): DOLOVOR of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 608): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 604): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 603): APPRENTICE of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 067): BULLSEYE of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 604): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 599): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 590): BOTHACH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 589): NEVERMOOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 563): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 553): MATTEO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 248): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 540): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): VOICES IN MY HEAD of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 235): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 223): IMMACULATECONCEPTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 438): IED of EOD (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 199): SLO-PITCH of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 482): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 600): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 482): SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 608): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 604): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 603): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 607): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 604): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 599): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 590): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 589): DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 563): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 553): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 248): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 440): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 235): RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 223): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 438): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 199): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 482) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 603): APPRENTICE of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
                           BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 589): SHEWISH CORSAIR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 589): NEVERMOOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 588): GRIFTER of BAD BEAT (Osage, mgr.)
                           RUDE BUDDHA of MINISTRY OF SKA (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 563): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 553): MATTEO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 538): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): BLADERUNNER of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 234): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 438): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I salute the Kung-Fu Master, who had the grace to show up and lose.  Friends
don't come much friendlier than that, and when he escapes from the Infirmary, I'll
buy him a beer.  Or a bowl of tea or whatever his tipple of choice.

                                    Pete Mastiff

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to REDLEGS, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the DOGS OF WAR 
stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for RED HAMMER, who flew up 20 points in the 
rankings after mashing MORGAN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  DUNN lost to JOSEPH and drops 10 
points.  Well, everybody's pal PETE MASTIFF moved his record to 19-9-0 by defeating 
KHALHUMS DWARF in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 3 recognition points.  4 
out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that 
location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the JHELUM arena.  Did you 
hear that DOGS OF WAR was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of DOGS OF WAR's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, 
but catch REDLEGS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at 
running from DOGS OF WAR.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of FUR BALL, who 
was this week's most challenged warrior.  In a touching display by a 'touched' 
warrior, LARKIN went after FUR BALL, who was higher by 19 points.  Well, when the 
dust settled, LARKIN was overcame by FUR BALL.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the JHELUM giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been real, 
and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE MASTIFF 6387            19   9  0   100       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOOS BALL 6366               15   2  1   176       F BALLS (523)
-DIAPERED ZALGOR 5367         10   2  0   108       BABY BROTHERS (510)
 LEONIDAS 6382                16  16  0   100       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 LOVARNO 6424                 10   3  0    91       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-FUZZ BALL 6404               10   0  0    91       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOSEPH 6407                  13   6  0    64       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-ONE EYED MACK 6459            9   4  0    62       FAUX TIDES (606)
 FUR BALL 6398                 6   4  1    57       F BALLS (523)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROTHER TAO 6458              7   6  2    54       FAUX TIDES (606)
 DUNN 6425                     7   4  1    52       REDLEGS (602)
 GRIFFEY 6468                  4   0  0    50       REDLEGS (602)
 SPARKY 6469                   4   0  1    42       REDLEGS (602)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LARKIN 6467                   3   2  0    28       REDLEGS (602)
 RED HAMMER 6476               2   1  0    24       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOUL BALL 6480                1   0  0    20       F BALLS (523)
-BASTOR 6453                   3   8  2    19       FAUX TIDES (606)
 MORGAN 6450                   3   4  0    13       REDLEGS (602)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SMYD 6478                     1   0  0    10       FAUX TIDES (606)
-CHANCE CORBIN 6466            0   3  0     3       FAUX TIDES (606)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CROOK 6408              6 10 0 DOGS OF WAR 115      WALLY 6421            602   
FLY BALL 6412           5  3 1 F BALLS 523          DUNN 6425             602   
CONCEPCION 6427         4  3 0 REDLEGS 602          FLY BALL 6412         601  REVENGED
ROSE 6428               5  2 1 REDLEGS 602          BASTOR 6453           601  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

One Eyed Mack -- Ah, that must give you a problem with aiming and parrying.  No depth
perception.  Hmm, imagine the possibilities:  someone has a shortsword, and you think
it's a longsword, so it will always look farther away than it is!  Could be dangerous
to your health.  Or someone swings a warflail, which can be nastier than you might
believe in skilled hands, and you just can't track the flail ends at all.  Or someone
has what you think is a large shield at a distance, and then it slams into you and
turns out to be a medium shield coming in fast.  The possibilities are endless! --
Leonidas
P.S.  Glad I don't have your problem.

Morgan -- You are insane, but I will help make your legs red if this is what you
wish. -- Joseph

(recoiling)  The Khalhums Dwarf?  I can't stand those hairy little dudes! -- Lovarno

Smyd -- Jorja's annoyed, she dislikes it when fights run onto the back of the page--
says that ruins 'em for scratch paper.  But then, we all know she's weird.  Probably
comes of being a basher. -- Red Hammer

Deep Thought -- That rumor is absolutely false! -- Arenamaster Narhmin
P.S.  I suspect that it was the late Fish Ball who started it going the rounds.  He
has paid.  Do not repeat the rumor elsewhere.

Lovarno -- You're a fool, but I don't mind cutting fools down to size.  You could
even say I live for it! -- Morvangor, not from Khalhums but somewhere farther south,
and no, I will not tell you where, think I want you pestering my family?

Pete Mastiff -- That was well done, especially for a dog of a breed not noted for
finesse. -- Harlok of Gwent, Master of Kung-Fu

Brother Tao -- Was this supposed to convert me to something? -- Radziff the Hook,
dangerous and criminal but there's no need to make a big deal of that

Sparky -- What gave me away? -- Light-fingered Zock

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LARKIN was devastated by FUR BALL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PETE MASTIFF won victory over KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute expert's Title battle.
LEONIDAS overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
LOVARNO bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gory fight.
DUNN was subdued by JOSEPH in a 2 minute competition.
GRIFFEY devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SPARKY devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MORGAN was handily defeated by RED HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FOUL BALL vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   6 -  2      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  19 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  18 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  20 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 605 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  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PETE MASTIFF 6387          19   9  0  100 DOGS OF WAR (115)
BASHING ATTACK   LOVARNO 6424               10   3  0   91 DOGS OF WAR (115)
WALL OF STEEL    JOSEPH 6407                13   6  0   64 DOGS OF WAR (115)
SLASHING ATTACK  FUR BALL 6398               6   4  1   57 F BALLS (523)
LUNGING ATTACK   GRIFFEY 6468                4   0  0   50 REDLEGS (602)
AIMED BLOW       SPARKY 6469                 4   0  1   42 REDLEGS (602)
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 LOVARNO 6424.  The ten other most popular fighters were PETE MASTIFF 6387, 
LEONIDAS 6382, JOSEPH 6407, SPARKY 6469, RED HAMMER 6476, FUR BALL 6398, DUNN 6425, 
GRIFFEY 6468, FOUL BALL 6480, and LARKIN 6467.

The least popular fighter this week was MORGAN 6450.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LARKIN 6467, FOUL BALL 6480, GRIFFEY 6468, DUNN 6425, FUR BALL 6398, 
RED HAMMER 6476, SPARKY 6469, JOSEPH 6407, LEONIDAS 6382, and PETE MASTIFF 6387.