DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/20/2011    Duedate: 01/02/2012

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-668

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRAVE 2
TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
(4-6509) [13-7-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRAVE 2                        KID KOALA
TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)           COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)
(4-6509) [13-7-0,105]          (4-5694) [5-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAIGHNALL                      BESTLA
SAVAGE HORDE (427)             JOTUN (627)
(4-4578) [11-2-0,90]           (4-6641) [7-3-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAVAGE HORDE (427)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAVAGE HORDE (427)          58
2. TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)        11      JOTUN (627)
3. SHADOW BLADES (623)          8      Unchartered Team
4. JOTUN (627)                  4
5. TL;DR (616)                  3      COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 JOTUN (627)                7   3  0 70.0   1/ 4 SAVAGE HORDE (427)        8  2 0
 2/ 3 SAVAGE HORDE (427)        35  25  2 58.3   2/ 1 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)      8  4 0
 3/ 2*COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)    17  13  3 56.7   3/ 2 DOGS OF WAR (115)         6  9 0
 4/ 4 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)     294 263 13 52.8   4/ 3*COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)    5  3 1
 5- 5*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)    11  10  0 52.4   5- 5*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)    3  5 0
 6- 7*DREAD EMPIRE (615)         3   3  0 50.0   6- 6*DREAD EMPIRE (615)        1  1 0
 7/ 8 TL;DR (616)               99 119  9 45.4   7/ 7 JOTUN (627)               1  2 0
 8/ 9 DOGS OF WAR (115)        675 864 29 43.9   8/ 9 TL;DR (616)               0  9 0
 9/ 0*SHADOW BLADES (623)        0   2  0  0.0   9/ 0*SHADOW BLADES (623)       0  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 690): WHISKEY of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 695): VIPER of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 691): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 686): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): EILEEN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 679): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): WRATH of APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): MARGANAD of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 524): INFERNO of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 572): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 690): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 695): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 691): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 686): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 679): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 524): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 572) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 572): BIG BIRD of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 690): TERTIUS of LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 293): LUAU LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
               (turn 679): DRED of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTER of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     That was neat and tidy, Brave 2.  No quibbling over who is duelmaster, no
Position Is Empty.  And the political points that send me to graduation, which is
even better.  I deserve to graduate, and to achieve it by defeating a savage is
proper.
     Jorja says I'm going to retire, which suits me fine.  Who wants to keep on doing
this dangerous grind?  She further says that if anyone wants to know, she will reveal
my personal details.  I don't know that I like the sound of that, a man has to have
his secrets!  But she is, up till I retire, the boss, so there it is.

                                      Cusster

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in JHELUM, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--SAVAGE HORDE.  Nothing works for a team 
like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as SAVAGE HORDE can attest... 
In JHELUM, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new 
Duelmaster, BRAVE 2.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in TRIBAL COUNCIL are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, COLLEGE RADIO #4 scurried away from TRIBAL 
COUNCIL.  Oh, the shame!  If challenges were horses, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT could open 
up a fast food joint!  BLIND BETSY found herself challenged by a warrior 20 below:  
VAR-KHAN.  VAR-KHAN of SAVAGE HORDE kept his wits as he beat BLIND BETSY.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  The manager at 
COLLEGE RADIO #4 must have some new strategy for sending CRANK, a warrior with 3-0-1, 
to the Dark Arena.  Watch this space!  Congratulations, TUSK.  The manager of TL;DR 
should have sent THAT POTTER SAGA to the Dark Arena for having a 7-15-0 long ago.  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for JHELUM?  On that giddy note I take 
my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAVE 2 6509                 13   7  0   105       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUNNING DEER 6502            15   5  1   122       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAVE 1 6510                 14   6  0    90       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 RAIGHNALL 4578               11   2  0    90       SAVAGE HORDE (427)
 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534    17  32  3    86       TL;DR (616)
 SNAPPING TURTLE 6512         11   4  0    71       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARKCLAW 4577                 8   5  0    66       SAVAGE HORDE (427)
 KID KOALA 5694                5   1  0    66       COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)
 VAR-KHAN 4574                 8   5  0    58       SAVAGE HORDE (427)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BESTLA 6641                   7   3  0    56       JOTUN (627)
 WISE OWL 6531                 9   5  0    54       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 KAI-GHAN 4576                 5   8  2    49       SAVAGE HORDE (427)
 TUSK 6677                     5   0  1    46       COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)
 BLIND BETSY 6638             12   7  0    43       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEX 6530                      2   3  0    43       DREAD EMPIRE (615)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAWE GONNIT 6658              7   7  0    31       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 WARBURTON 6649                6  11  0    29       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-VALOR 5507                    2   0  0    27       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FENRIS KHAN 6674              5   5  0    20       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 PARACHUTE CAT 6678            2   2  0    20       COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)
-HONOR 5506                    4   2  0    18       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
 GRRUNCH 4642                  3   3  0    17       SAVAGE HORDE (427)
-GLORY 5509                    3   3  0    16       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
 SIDE EFFECTS 6675             2   7  0    13       TL;DR (616)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CRANK 6684              3  1 1 COLLEGE RADIO #4 548 BANDIT PRINCE         668  NONE
DA1 6619                0  1 0 SHADOW BLADES 623    MOUNTAIN TROLL        668  NONE
RASCAL 6623             0  1 0 SHADOW BLADES 623    WURM KIN              668  NONE
THAT POTTER SAGA 6624   7 16 0 TL;DR 616            TUSK 6677             668   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute the tourney participants, with a special wave for the Tourney Victors. --
Jorja and the Dogs of War

Snapping Turtle -- If I'd been able to see you coming, I have no doubt I could have
defeated you.  But it was not to be.  Today, anyway. -- Blind Betsy

Side Effects -- Not only did I not read it, I didn't even hear of it, and I don't
want to.  It sounds... icky.  Not my mug of ale. -- Warburton

Okay, the Ambitious Guard got me on an off day.  Sometimes that kind of thing
happens. -- Fenris Khan

Var-Khan -- Heck, I thought you were my teammate.  Not for long, but those first
seconds on the sands are critical. -- Dawe Gonnit

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRANK was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was dispatched by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
RASCAL was assassinated by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
RAIGHNALL savagely defeated CRIME AND PUNISHMENT in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
DARKCLAW won victory over WISE OWL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
BESTLA was luckily beaten by SNAPPING TURTLE in a 5 minute Challenge brawl.
TUSK barely slew THAT POTTER SAGA in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
VAR-KHAN savagely defeated BLIND BETSY in a action packed 5 minute Challenge duel.
PARACHUTE CAT was defeated by DAWE GONNIT in a 1 minute Challenge match.
CUSSTER was savagely defeated by BRAVE 2 in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title match.
BRAVE 1 bested KID KOALA in a exciting 1 minute battle.
WARBURTON was devastated by KAI-GHAN in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
GRRUNCH overcame SIDE EFFECTS in a 3 minute fight.
FENRIS KHAN lost to OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  19 -  1      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  18 -  0      28  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 668 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BRAVE 2 6509               13   7  0  105 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
AIMED BLOW       SNAPPING TURTLE 6512       11   4  0   71 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
STRIKING ATTACK  DARKCLAW 4577               8   5  0   66 SAVAGE HORDE (427)
SLASHING ATTACK  TUSK 6677                   5   0  1   46 COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)
TOTAL PARRY      BLIND BETSY 6638           12   7  0   43 DOGS OF WAR (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAIGHNALL 4578.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BESTLA 6641.  The ten other most popular fighters were VAR-KHAN 4574, DARKCLAW 
4577, SNAPPING TURTLE 6512, BRAVE 2 6509, GRRUNCH 4642, RAIGHNALL 4578, THAT POTTER 
SAGA 6624, BRAVE 1 6510, DA1 6619, and TUSK 6677.

The least popular fighter this week was FENRIS KHAN 6674.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SIDE EFFECTS 6675, WARBURTON 6649, KID KOALA 5694, WISE OWL 
6531, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534, RASCAL 6623, CRANK 6684, KAI-GHAN 4576, DAWE GONNIT 
6658, and PARACHUTE CAT 6678.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

CUSSTER (4-6618) DOGS OF WAR (115)

               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.  

                        CIRBANE (3-3841) SORCERY COVENANT (52) 
                       MADE A COMBO (62-3896) WON AT POOL (401) 
                        TAKANOHANA (77-2569) SUMO BASHO (369) 
                     PAIN PART 1 (82-11616) LUROCIANS XIV (1687) 
                      1101 (82-17779) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1 (2722) 
                        PUD 135 (82-22036) PUDS AGAIN 8 (3496) 
                    AMISTUM (82-26415) LBA: SPEILBURG FANS2 (4268) 
                     MORE COWBELL! (82-29315) BLAH TEAM 8 (4781) 
                    SILVER (82-30503) SUPERIOR FORCES 7402 (5001) 
                          HYPERMUX (82-32647) 121604Q (5387) 
                 BOND, JAMES BOND (82-36725) A VIEW TO A KILL (6066) 
                        R'AKA (82-37859) THE DREADLANDS (6285) 
                     PRISONER 007 (82-41051) DUNGEON CELL (6855) 
                          SPARKLY (82-41405) 012006E (6911) 
                  SEATTLE SLEW (82-41468) SUPERIOR HORSES II (6923) 
                    CATHARI (82-42267) 4604 SUPERIOR FORCES (7065) 
                     COFFEE GROUNDS (82-45801) ABSTRACTION (7691) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes