DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/09/2010    Duedate: 11/22/2010

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-639

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RED HAMMER
DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6476) [16-21-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KENYA                          POSITION IS EMPTY
KIWI CONNECTION (609)          
(4-6484) [20-1-1,130]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED HAMMER                     RED HAMMER
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6476) [16-21-0,114]         (4-6476) [16-21-0,114]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KIWI CONNECTION (609)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LUROCIANS Z2 (555)          52
2. TL;DR (616)                 26      KIWI CONNECTION (609)
3. DOGS OF WAR (115)           12      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS HOLD 609 (621)      0
5. THE WILLBURYS 4 (477)        0      GRASSHOPPER UNIT (402)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SERPENTS HOLD 609 (621)    2   0  1  100   1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (609)    10  2 1
 2/ 2 KIWI CONNECTION (609)     68  16  4 81.0   2/ 2 TL;DR (616)               6  9 2
 3- 3*THE WILLBURYS 4 (477)      6   4  1 60.0   3/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)         3 10 0
 4/ 4 TL;DR (616)               54  45  4 54.5   4- 4*SERPENTS HOLD 609 (621)   2  0 1
 5/ 0 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        39  33  2 54.2   5- 5*THE WILLBURYS 4 (477)     2  0 0
 6/ 5 DOGS OF WAR (115)        604 791 27 43.3   6/ 0 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)        2  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 661): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 544): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 666): ALFJAR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 638): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 662): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 657): UPPER DECK of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 666): SONYA of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 650): FRIDAY THE 13TH of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 652): BIG PIMPIN' IMP of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 651): TERRA SIGILLATA of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 619): BELARDON FRYE of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 606): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 599): HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 550): OF SEA AND WIND of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): IMMACULATECOLLECTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 495): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 543): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 661): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 544): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 666): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 638): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 662): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 657): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 666): BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 650): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 652): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 651): THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 619): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 606): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 499): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 550): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 495): HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 543) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 662): IRVINA KORL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 657): UPPER DECK of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 666): BETTERTHANEVER of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
               (turn 665): DOOM DWARF of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
                           HARPOON of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 650): FRIDAY THE 13TH of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
               (turn 649): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 651): TERRA SIGILLATA of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 598): ROCKHOG JR of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           FAROMAN of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JHELUM this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, ULTIMATE WRATH fought DA VINCI CODE 
and gained 30 points and contributed to LUROCIANS Z2's 2-0-0.  ARMITAGE has lost to 
ULTIMATE HOTTY, falling 36 points, while helping make KIWI CONNECTION a 2-2-0 turn.  
And not without some honor, RED HAMMER now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster 
of JHELUM.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Swinging Aardvark until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED HAMMER 6476              16  21  0   114       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KENYA 6484                   20   1  1   130       KIWI CONNECTION (609)
 ULTIMATE HOTTY 6090           8   1  0   112       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 CASSIS 6487                  16   5  1   103       KIWI CONNECTION (609)
 ULTIMATE WRATH 5775           7   3  0    96       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
 IRONSIDE 6486                16   5  0    94       KIWI CONNECTION (609)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARMITAGE 6483                16   5  2    87       KIWI CONNECTION (609)
 GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514       11  13  0    83       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 WAR AND PEACE 6532           10  10  0    78       TL;DR (616)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534    11   9  2    65       TL;DR (616)
 MAT'ARI 6482                 13  18  0    57       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA VINCI CODE 6536           11   9  0    52       TL;DR (616)
 WHEEL OF TIME 6593            7   4  1    37       TL;DR (616)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOKARA 6609                   2   0  1    33       SERPENTS HOLD 609 (621)
-SULTHOE 5016                  2   0  1    33       THE WILLBURYS 4 (477)
-AWL 5017                      3   0  0    31       THE WILLBURYS 4 (477)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JULIAN 6594                   3   8  0    17       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 THE FINE PRINT 6616           1   0  0    15       TL;DR (616)
-KNOW WHO KNOWS 5034           1   0  0    11       THE WILLBURYS 4 (477)
-ULTIMATE PAIN II 6148         0   1  0     7       LUROCIANS Z2 (555)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CLUMSY MUTT 6587        7  5 1 DOGS OF WAR 115      ARMITAGE 6483         637   
ANY TEXTBOOK 6600       2  2 0 TL;DR 616            TOKARA 6609           638   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ironside -- Why, what a surprise to see you here!  Surely the farthest thing from my

expectations. -- Red Hammer
P.S.  I'm practicing courteous irony, with the intention of become a professional
ironist.

Kenya -- All that tribal stuff, not my thing.  Drums and so on.  No, I leave that for
others. -- Germaine Sheppard
P.S.  Though I wouldn't mind a little howling at the moon.

War and Peace -- So, which was this? -- Mat'ari

Awl -- Hmm, like a needle, I suppose.  I wouldn't want to go hunting you in a
haystack.  In fact, if you were LOST in a haystack, I'd say "Good riddance," and walk
away.  But I don't generally have that kind of luck. -- Julian

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IRONSIDE was viciously subdued by RED HAMMER in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
KENYA handily defeated GERMAINE SHEPPARD in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ARMITAGE was vanquished by ULTIMATE HOTTY in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
CASSIS demolished WAR AND PEACE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DA VINCI CODE was vanquished by ULTIMATE WRATH in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MAT'ARI was overpowered by CRIME AND PUNISHMENT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WHEEL OF TIME overpowered JULIAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
THE FINE PRINT won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  10 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  20 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 639 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 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KENYA 6484                 20   1  1  130 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
STRIKING ATTACK  ULTIMATE HOTTY 6090         8   1  0  112 LUROCIANS Z2 (555)
PARRY-LUNGE      CASSIS 6487                16   5  1  103 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
TOTAL PARRY      IRONSIDE 6486              16   5  0   94 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
WALL OF STEEL    ARMITAGE 6483              16   5  2   87 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
SLASHING ATTACK  CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534  11   9  2   65 TL;DR (616)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 KENYA 6484, ULTIMATE 
HOTTY 6090, CASSIS 6487, ULTIMATE WRATH 5775, WHEEL OF TIME 6593, IRONSIDE 6486, 
ARMITAGE 6483, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534, THE FINE PRINT 6616, and GERMAINE SHEPPARD 
6514.

The least popular fighter this week was JULIAN 6594.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MAT'ARI 6482, DA VINCI CODE 6536, WAR AND PEACE 6532, GERMAINE SHEPPARD 
6514, THE FINE PRINT 6616, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534, ARMITAGE 6483, IRONSIDE 6486, 
WHEEL OF TIME 6593, and ULTIMATE WRATH 5775.

                        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!