DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/02/2010    Duedate: 02/15/2010

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-619

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PETE MASTIFF
DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6387) [31-11-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PETE MASTIFF                   IRONSIDE
DOGS OF WAR (115)              KIWI CONNECTION (609)
(4-6387) [31-11-0,114]         (4-6486) [1-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PETE MASTIFF                   BRAVE 1
DOGS OF WAR (115)              TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
(4-6387) [31-11-0,114]         (4-6510) [7-1-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIWI CONNECTION (609)       71
2. TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)        30      TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
3. DOGS OF WAR (115)           10      Unchartered Team

                                       KIWI CONNECTION (609)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*KIWI CONNECTION (609)      4   0  1  100   1/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)        10  5 0
 2/ 1 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)     256 242 13 51.4   2/ 1 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)      8  5 0
 3/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)        563 734 26 43.4   3/ 0*KIWI CONNECTION (609)     4  0 1

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
stuff--"
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): RIDLEY SCOTT of THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): MATT RICIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): SAND STORM of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 220): ROOT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): SKI-BUM 18 (Ski-Bum, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 220): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): PALMETTA PATTY of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
                           BARRIO of WORDS THAT END IN 0 (Otis?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): TAREK of LUROCIAN PRIDE (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 528): GOB of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 475): SALTY DOG of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     This is getting ridiculous, and more than a little insulting.  I should be
Invited to the Isle!  I've put in my time, paid my dues, why does no Invitation come?
I've got the fights and the wins, the political points for sure.  Okay, only one
rating, but that's a Mastership.  I should be Invited.  I deserve it!

                                    Pete Mastiff

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
JHELUM brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, TRIBAL COUNCIL, since 
DOGS OF WAR took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  I can just hear 
all the boasts coming in KIWI CONNECTION's next personal ads.  Their first turn they 
went 4-0-1.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see IRONSIDE win a fight and 
gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DANGEROUS CRIMINAL beat MAT'ARI and MAT'ARI lost 
6 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, JHELUM may 
be getting bland, as PETE MASTIFF stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good 
mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, 
JHELUM?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE MASTIFF 6387            31  11  0   114       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAVE 1 6510                  7   1  0    78       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNNING DEER 6502             7   2  1    76       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 BRAVE 2 6509                  7   1  0    69       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED HAMMER 6476               9   8  0    41       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514        3   1  0    40       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 JACK RUSTLE 6513              3   2  0    34       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAT'ARI 6482                  6   5  0    27       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRONSIDE 6486                 1   0  0    23       KIWI CONNECTION (609)
-SNAPPING TURTLE 6512          3   1  0    22       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 CASSIS 6487                   1   0  1    18       KIWI CONNECTION (609)
 KENYA 6484                    1   0  0    15       KIWI CONNECTION (609)
 ARMITAGE 6483                 1   0  0    15       KIWI CONNECTION (609)
 WISE OWL 6531                 0   1  0     1       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      CASSIS 6487           619  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Running Deer -- One of these days you're going to get tired and fall on your face. --
Red Hammer

Brave 1 -- Like you have a choice? -- Mat'ari

An Embezzling Scribe?  Bah.  Worthless. -- Jack Rustle

I do believe Jack was right about this... person. -- Germaine Sheppard

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PETE MASTIFF devastated RUNNING DEER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
BRAVE 2 vanquished RED HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven battle.
BRAVE 1 subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
GERMAINE SHEPPARD viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory novice's contest.
MAT'ARI was demolished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JACK RUSTLE won victory over OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute fight.
ARMITAGE devastated WISE OWL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CASSIS easily killed CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
IRONSIDE vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute uneven duel.
KENYA vanquished 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -   9 -  1      74  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 619 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PETE MASTIFF 6387          31  11  0  114 DOGS OF WAR (115)
LUNGING ATTACK   BRAVE 1 6510                7   1  0   78 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
SLASHING ATTACK  GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514      3   1  0   40 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 BRAVE 1 6510.  The ten other most popular fighters were GERMAINE SHEPPARD 
6514, JACK RUSTLE 6513, KENYA 6484, PETE MASTIFF 6387, BRAVE 2 6509, ARMITAGE 6483, 
CASSIS 6487, RUNNING DEER 6502, RED HAMMER 6476, and MAT'ARI 6482.

The least popular fighter this week was IRONSIDE 6486.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WISE OWL 6531, MAT'ARI 6482, RED HAMMER 6476, RUNNING DEER 6502, CASSIS 
6487, ARMITAGE 6483, BRAVE 2 6509, PETE MASTIFF 6387, KENYA 6484, and JACK RUSTLE 
6513.