DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/15/2011    Duedate: 03/28/2011

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-648

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IRONSIDE
KIWI CONNECTION (609)
(4-6486) [24-6-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IRONSIDE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
KIWI CONNECTION (609)          
(4-6486) [24-6-0,120]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED HAMMER                     RED HAMMER
DOGS OF WAR (115)              DOGS OF WAR (115)
(4-6476) [18-28-0,103]         (4-6476) [18-28-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TL;DR (616)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TL;DR (616)                 21
2. DOGS OF WAR (115)            8      KIWI CONNECTION (609)
3. JANUARY FRIENDS (619)        6      Unchartered Team
4. KIWI CONNECTION (609)        5
                                       JANUARY FRIENDS (619)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (609)     82  19  4 81.2   1/ 2 TL;DR (616)               9  6 0
 2/ 2 TL;DR (616)               72  66  5 52.2   2/ 1 DOGS OF WAR (115)         8  7 1
 3/ 5 DOGS OF WAR (115)        625 815 29 43.4   3/ 4 KIWI CONNECTION (609)     3  0 0
 4/ 4*JANUARY FRIENDS (619)      4   7  0 36.4   4/ 3*JANUARY FRIENDS (619)     1  5 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[ +

     "You're still the Big Cheese with the fans, Red," Cusster said.  "And we're Top
Team, so it's up to you to lead off some amusing little anecdote of life at the Dogs
of War guildhouse.  You can use your 'flair'."
     Red Hammer looked down at his teammate.  "Or you could tell us more about your
relationship--whatever it is--with Germaine," he countered.
     "No!"  Julian came in from the practice yard at the back of the compound.  He
was muddy, and what was more surprising, agitated.  "Someone has to warn the other
gladiators of Jhelum about 'Morgarisiane of Xochithlan, called the Venomous Vixen',
who is definitely a Fox Woman, not an elf."
     "The Commission says--" Mat'ari began.
     "You'd trust THEM to tell somebody's true race?  As if!"  Germaine laughed.
"I'm surprised they didn't label Julian," she glanced up and down his six-foot-ten
frame, "a dwarf.  He should be listed as Shewish, just like Red."
     "No," Julian shook his head, "but I've got Shewish ancestors here and there.
That isn't the issue.  This 'Venomous Vixen' woman--"
     "If she was some kind of Fox person and hiding it, would she let them call her a
Vixen in the newsletters?" Germaine asked.
     Julian shrugged.  "Maybe it's the 'hiding in plain sight' thing.  But it's also
DANGEROUS.  Fox Women are dangerous.  More magical than elves, and they're PREDATORS.
We should--"
     "And you know this how?" Cusster asked.  "From one fight?  You sure this isn't
just loser's chagrin speaking?"
     "No.  I'm from a coastal town," Julian said.  "My family trades with the
Adantri, and THEY KNOW.  They deal with Fox Women.  Trust me, they--the Fox Women--
are more dangerous than... than a Rirorni shaman.  We need to do something about this
woman.  She's probably a spy of some kind, either that, or she did something so bad
that she's on the run."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 670): CRATER FACE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 553): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 675): COBBLESTONE of STL RAD (JE, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 647): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 671): SCOOTIE PUFF JR of 011510A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 666): CAMDEN of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 675): CHAINSAW CHUCK of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 659): WIZARDS! Of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 661): FIZZ AND FURS of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 660): TOO BIG TO FAIL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 628): TANNY of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 615): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 283): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 608): JELLO KNUCKLES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 559): HABU of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 265): TIAN HU of ASIAN INVASION (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 258): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 504): THE PLAGUE of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 234): TORANS ULROL of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 552): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 670): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 553): SERPENTS HOLD (KhisantH, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 675): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 647): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 671): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 666): REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 675): CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 659): BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 661): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 660): GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (Action, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 628): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 615): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 283): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 608): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 559): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 265): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 258): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 504): OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 234): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 552) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 670): CHINA BULL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 659): WIZARDS! Of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
               (turn 658): FLATLINERS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 660): TOO BIG TO FAIL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                           BUL GOBLINHEWER of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
                           BORGES of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
                           FRITERSATAFATFARM of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
               (turn 659): ICE of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
                           SASQUATCH of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 606): DAMON SHOVELL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 559): MAHAGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JHELUM games.  Former top team DOGS OF WAR was 
unseated this week as TL;DR moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-2-0 record for the round.  DA VINCI CODE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested MAT'ARI and was awarded 26 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, DA VINCI CODE put down MAT'ARI, causing her 
to lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has IRONSIDE in the 
past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat 
skill yet again.  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!  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and 
it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after JULIAN.  Watch your back!  
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  My condolences to JANUARY FRIENDS for their loss of a very 
promising warrior, SLED RUNNER.  SLED RUNNER went to doom before the arms of JULIAN, 
a warrior of DOGS OF WAR.  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!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in JHELUM.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRONSIDE 6486                24   6  0   120       KIWI CONNECTION (609)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514       17  16  0   117       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 RED HAMMER 6476              18  28  0   103       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA VINCI CODE 6536           15  14  0    84       TL;DR (616)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAT'ARI 6482                 17  23  0    74       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CUSSTER 6618                  6   3  1    74       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534    13  16  2    66       TL;DR (616)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHEEL OF TIME 6593           11   9  2    51       TL;DR (616)
 JULIAN 6594                   6  14  1    38       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EULA 6625                     3   0  0    23       TL;DR (616)
 THAT POTTER SAGA 6624         3   0  0    18       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?
NO 6635                 0  1 0 JANUARY FRIENDS 619  BANDIT PRINCE         648  NONE
NOPE 6636               0  1 0 JANUARY FRIENDS 619  BLACK ORC             648  NONE
SLED RUNNER 6596        2  1 0 JANUARY FRIENDS 619  JULIAN 6594           648   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ah, I see that the fans recognize my worth.  Or, at least, they find me exciting to
watch.  And I am exciting, of course.  I have flair. -- Red Hammer

Ironside -- Nothing like the "old familiar," is there?  Of course, we don't have lots
of choices, either, but what the heck. -- Red Hammer

The Kung-Fu Master is beginning to do more than just bore me.  He's getting pushy in
a way that REALLY annoys me.  Maybe I'll let him take me to dinner at The High Place
and then PUSH HIM OFF. -- Germaine Sheppard

How was I to know that the Venomous Vixen was one of THOSE women?  I mean, sure,
she's an elf, or she claims to be an elf, but I don't mind that.  But when it turned
out she was a REAL vixen, well, I've HEARD about those Fox Women. -- Cusster

Cheese louise, he's HEARD about Fox Women, and he thinks our Venomous Vixen is one!
What an idiot.  No wonder he's so unpopular. -- Red Hammer

Crime and Punishment -- You're in the wrong line of work here, girl. -- Mat'ari
P.S.  You probably need to find one of those Houses that does the specialty stuff,
you know?

Da Vinci Code -- I'm a gladiator, not a cryptographer, dammit. -- Julian
P.S.  I suppose you thought it was FUN to make me look bad to the fans.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NOPE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NO was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
IRONSIDE subdued RED HAMMER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute expert's Title fight.
GERMAINE SHEPPARD devastated CRIME AND PUNISHMENT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MAT'ARI was demolished by DA VINCI CODE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CUSSTER vanquished WHEEL OF TIME in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
JULIAN killed SLED RUNNER in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
THAT POTTER SAGA defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
EULA won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a popular 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                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  19 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  27 -  3      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 648 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      IRONSIDE 6486              24   6  0  120 KIWI CONNECTION (609)
SLASHING ATTACK  GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514     17  16  0  117 DOGS OF WAR (115)
LUNGING ATTACK   DA VINCI CODE 6536         15  14  0   84 TL;DR (616)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHEEL OF TIME 6593         11   9  2   51 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 JULIAN 6594, THAT 
POTTER SAGA 6624, EULA 6625, IRONSIDE 6486, GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514, DA VINCI CODE 
6536, CUSSTER 6618, NOPE 6636, NO 6635, and SLED RUNNER 6596.

The least popular fighter this week was WHEEL OF TIME 6593.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MAT'ARI 6482, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534, SLED RUNNER 6596, NO 
6635, NOPE 6636, CUSSTER 6618, DA VINCI CODE 6536, GERMAINE SHEPPARD 6514, IRONSIDE 
6486, and EULA 6625.