DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/01/2011    Duedate: 03/14/2011

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-647

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IRONSIDE
KIWI CONNECTION (609)
(4-6486) [23-6-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED HAMMER                     RED HAMMER
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6476) [18-27-0,102]         (4-6476) [18-27-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TL;DR (616)                 25
2. KIWI CONNECTION (609)        6      KIWI CONNECTION (609)
3. JANUARY FRIENDS (619)        0      Unchartered Team
4. TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)         0
5. DOGS OF WAR (115)           -1       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (609)     81  19  4 81.0   1/ 1 DOGS OF WAR (115)         8  7 0
 2/ 3 TL;DR (616)               69  64  5 51.9   2/ 4 TL;DR (616)               6  7 0
 3- 2 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)     277 257 13 51.9   3- 3*JANUARY FRIENDS (619)     4  4 0
 4- 4*JANUARY FRIENDS (619)      4   4  0 50.0   4/ 5 KIWI CONNECTION (609)     3  0 0
 5/ 5 DOGS OF WAR (115)        622 813 28 43.3   5- 2 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)      3  2 0

    '*'   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[ Dogs of War ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "Okay, Red, you're the Chartered Recognition Leader and the Popularity Leader,
so YOU are the one who has to pull together some kind of news item for today."
Cusster seemed pleased with that observation.
     His teammate, Red Hammer, was not.  "Top Team means all of us, Cuss.  You could
tell people about your night out at the High Place with Germaine."
     Cusster touched his black eye automatically.  "No, I don't think so.  It was...
private."
     "A fight with your date in the restaurant on top of one of the highest towers in
the city?  Didn't look private to me, and I was outside at ground level."  Red
grinned.  "I could hear you, too!"
     "Yeah, well, if you don't have anything better to do than hang around outside
the High Place spying on your teammates--"
     "We should have gone to the Masque," Germaine said.  "Then no one could have
known who we were."  She paused and glowered at Cusster, something to which her
orcish features were well suited.  "Of course, if you'd kept your hands to yourself,
there wouldn't have been a fight."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 669): CRATER FACE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 552): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 674): COBBLESTONE of STL RAD (JE, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 646): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 670): LEORA NOEVAL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): HAPPY HARRIET of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 674): CHAINSAW CHUCK of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 658): FLATLINERS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 660): FIZZ AND FURS of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 659): TOO BIG TO FAIL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 627): RAEM of WAY OF THE SWORD C4 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 614): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 283): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 607): JELLO KNUCKLES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 558): HABU of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 503): STANLY MILLGRAM of OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 234): TORANS ULROL of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 551): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 669): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 552): SERPENTS HOLD (KhisantH, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 674): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 646): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 670): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 674): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 658): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 660): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 659): GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (Action, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 627): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 614): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 283): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 607): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 558): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 503): OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 234): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 551) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 668): FLOOD SURFER of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 669): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 658): FLATLINERS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 659): ERIN GO BRAGH of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 659): ICE of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
                           SASQUATCH of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 626): ALLIS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 606): DAMON SHOVELL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 556): GRAPEFRUIT of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail JHELUM!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, EULA fought PERSISTENT BEGGAR and gained 10 points and 
contributed to TL;DR's 4-1-0.  CUSSTER has lost to VENOMOUS VIXEN, falling 7 points, 
while helping make DOGS OF WAR a 2-3-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, 
IRONSIDE kept DOGS OF WAR's warrior, RED HAMMER, from claiming the throne.  Can 
someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do 
dishes at The Welcome Wench until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     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.  Is it really true that JHELUM has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, JHELUM, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  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                  
 IRONSIDE 6486                23   6  0   115       KIWI CONNECTION (609)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514       16  16  0   115       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 RED HAMMER 6476              18  27  0   102       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAT'ARI 6482                 17  22  0    89       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-BRAVE 2 6509                 10   6  0    88       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
-RUNNING DEER 6502            12   5  1    81       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
-BRAVE 1 6510                 11   5  0    81       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534    13  15  2    68       TL;DR (616)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUSSTER 6618                  5   3  1    63       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 WHEEL OF TIME 6593           11   8  2    59       TL;DR (616)
 DA VINCI CODE 6536           14  14  0    58       TL;DR (616)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNAPPING TURTLE 6512          7   2  0    52       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
-WISE OWL 6531                 5   3  0    50       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JULIAN 6594                   5  14  0    29       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-SLED RUNNER 6596              2   0  0    27       JANUARY FRIENDS (619)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EULA 6625                     2   0  0    21       TL;DR (616)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THAT POTTER SAGA 6624         2   0  0    15       TL;DR (616)
-SNOWBALL 6599                 1   0  0    15       JANUARY FRIENDS (619)
-SNOW DRIFT 6598               1   0  0    13       JANUARY FRIENDS (619)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WAR AND PEACE 6532     12 12 0 TL;DR 616            PUY 5764              643  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ironside -- You may be short and hairy, but when a guy needs your help, you're there.
I'm REALLY glad to be off the hook for the column, and you could so easily have stuck
me with it.  Thanks. -- Red Hammer

Crime and Punishment -- I'm against them.  Begone. -- Germaine Sheppard

Wheel of Time -- I put a spoke in you. -- Mat'ari

Da Vinci Code -- Decoded.  Hot whiskey with honey, works every time. -- Cusster

Sled Runner -- Huh, run down by a sled... and winter's almost over.  It's going to be
harder for you any day now. -- Julian

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IRONSIDE unbelievably bested RED HAMMER in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
GERMAINE SHEPPARD overcame KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
CUSSTER was devastated by VENOMOUS VIXEN in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT was bested by MAT'ARI in a popular 1 minute expert's brawl.
DA VINCI CODE devastated JULIAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WHEEL OF TIME handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
EULA vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THAT POTTER SAGA won victory over CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  11 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  20 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  26 -  3      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 647 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 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      IRONSIDE 6486              23   6  0  115 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
LUNGING ATTACK   CUSSTER 6618                5   3  1   63 DOGS OF WAR (115)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHEEL OF TIME 6593         11   8  2   59 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 GERMAINE SHEPPARD 
6514, MAT'ARI 6482, IRONSIDE 6486, DA VINCI CODE 6536, THAT POTTER SAGA 6624, CRIME 
AND PUNISHMENT 6534, WHEEL OF TIME 6593, EULA 6625, CUSSTER 6618, and JULIAN 6594.

The least popular fighter this week was JULIAN 6594.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CUSSTER 6618, EULA 6625, WHEEL OF TIME 6593, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534, 
THAT POTTER SAGA 6624, DA VINCI CODE 6536, IRONSIDE 6486, MAT'ARI 6482, GERMAINE 
SHEPPARD 6514, and RED HAMMER 6476.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                      JAVA THE HUTT (11-7084) COFFEE WARS  (608)  
                       ACE FREHLEY (47-3669) ROYAL FLUSH  (48)  
                     PUSSY GALORE (82-9062) ROYAL FELINES  (1334)  
                  IMMACULATE (82-35293) SUPERIOR FORCES 4503  (5814)
                     FAT PANTS (82-39862) HAPPY HOLIDAYS  (6631) 
                    TROUE BIDE (82-46080) SACS DE SABLE 3  (7727) 
                     MAD MAX (82-56014) THE WILLBURYS 77  (9435) 
                        CALEB (84-2901) OF WOLF & MAN 5  (573)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes