DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/03/2010    Duedate: 08/16/2010

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-632

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IRONSIDE
KIWI CONNECTION (609)
(4-6486) [10-4-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IRONSIDE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
KIWI CONNECTION (609)          
(4-6486) [10-4-0,103]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED HAMMER                     RED HAMMER
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6476) [15-15-0,97]          (4-6476) [15-15-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KIWI CONNECTION (609)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIWI CONNECTION (609)       17
2. TL;DR (616)                 13      KIWI CONNECTION (609)
3. DOGS OF WAR (115)          -13      Unchartered Team

                                       X-CALIBUR (474)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (609)     42  14  3 75.0   1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (609)     8  4 0
 2/ 2 TL;DR (616)               37  28  2 56.9   2/ 3 TL;DR (616)               8  7 0
 3/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)        597 765 26 43.8   3/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         7  8 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 654): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 537): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): PERFECT DRUG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 631): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 655): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 650): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): HARPOON of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 643): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 645): ERIN GO BRAGH of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 275): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 592): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 488): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): HOCKEY of GAMES CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 536): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 654): MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 537): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 631): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 655): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 650): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): BONSUR LONG NAMES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 643): BACON MAKIN' (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 645): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 375): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 592): I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (?, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): VIRUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 488): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): STATES (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 536) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 653): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 536): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): PERFECT DRUG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): BLAKSUNN of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 643): WALLACE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 611): SHERRY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 591): COLDFISHFINGER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     He might be Iron-SIDE, but I bit him on the ear, which was not iron.  Gristly,
but not iron.

                                    Red Hammer

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JHELUM!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  KENYA caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested GERMAINE SHEPPARD and was awarded 17 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KENYA put down 
GERMAINE SHEPPARD, causing her to lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  This 
time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail IRONSIDE, Duelmaster of 
JHELUM!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In JHELUM "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     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:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRONSIDE 6486                10   4  0   103       KIWI CONNECTION (609)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KENYA 6484                   13   1  1    98       KIWI CONNECTION (609)
 RED HAMMER 6476              15  15  0    97       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514       10   7  0    87       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 MAT'ARI 6482                 13  11  0    85       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 ARMITAGE 6483                10   4  1    68       KIWI CONNECTION (609)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASSIS 6487                   9   5  1    63       KIWI CONNECTION (609)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA VINCI CODE 6536            9   4  0    54       TL;DR (616)
 THE STAND 6533                7   6  0    49       TL;DR (616)
 WAR AND PEACE 6532            7   6  0    44       TL;DR (616)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLUMSY MUTT 6587              4   3  0    29       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534     7   6  1    28       TL;DR (616)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHEEL OF TIME 6593            2   2  0    23       TL;DR (616)
 JULIAN 6594                   1   3  0     6       DOGS OF WAR (115)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cassis -- Silly girl!  You can do better than that. -- Germaine Sheppard

Kenya -- Whew, it was beginning to look a little strange, us beating the Kiwis right
and left.  But not, I am actually glad to say, down the middle.  Ouch. -- Mat'ari

Crime and Punishment -- Nothing a rolled-up newspaper won't take care of. -- Clumsy
Mutt

Wheel of Time -- Roll on, brother, roll on. -- Julian

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KENYA viciously subdued GERMAINE SHEPPARD in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
CASSIS was demolished by MAT'ARI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
RED HAMMER was luckily beaten by IRONSIDE in a 2 minute master's Title duel.
ARMITAGE luckily beat THE STAND in a exciting 1 minute fight.
DA VINCI CODE viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute expert vs. novice brawl.
WAR AND PEACE bested CLUMSY MUTT in a 1 minute competition.
WHEEL OF TIME was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT won victory over OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute duel.
JULIAN was vanquished by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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                   3         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   8 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  17 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 632 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      IRONSIDE 6486              10   4  0  103 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
LUNGING ATTACK   KENYA 6484                 13   1  1   98 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
SLASHING ATTACK  GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514     10   7  0   87 DOGS OF WAR (115)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MAT'ARI 6482               13  11  0   85 DOGS OF WAR (115)
WALL OF STEEL    ARMITAGE 6483              10   4  1   68 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
PARRY-LUNGE      CASSIS 6487                 9   5  1   63 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
BASHING ATTACK   THE STAND 6533              7   6  0   49 TL;DR (616)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RED HAMMER 6476.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RED HAMMER 6476.  The ten other most popular fighters were DA VINCI CODE 6536, 
KENYA 6484, WAR AND PEACE 6532, MAT'ARI 6482, IRONSIDE 6486, ARMITAGE 6483, THE STAND 
6533, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534, GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514, and CASSIS 6487.

The least popular fighter this week was JULIAN 6594.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WHEEL OF TIME 6593, CLUMSY MUTT 6587, CASSIS 6487, GERMAINE SHEPPARD 
6514, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534, THE STAND 6533, ARMITAGE 6483, IRONSIDE 6486, 
MAT'ARI 6482, and WAR AND PEACE 6532.

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!