DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/03/2012    Duedate: 01/16/2012

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-669

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRAVE 2
TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
(4-6509) [14-7-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUNNING DEER                   POSITION IS EMPTY
TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)           
(4-6502) [16-5-1,125]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNNING DEER                   KAI-GHAN
TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)           SAVAGE HORDE (427)
(4-6502) [16-5-1,125]          (4-4576) [5-9-2,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOGS OF WAR (115)           53
2. TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)        36      JOTUN (627)
3. COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)      14      Unchartered Team
4. JOTUN (627)                 10
5. TL;DR (616)                  2      BASSMASTERS (311)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 JOTUN (627)                8   3  0 72.7   1/ 2 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)     11  2 0
 2/ 3 COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)    19  14  3 57.6   2/ 1 SAVAGE HORDE (427)        9  6 0
 3/ 2 SAVAGE HORDE (427)        36  29  2 55.4   3/ 4 COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)    7  4 1
 4/ 4 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)     299 263 13 53.2   4/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)         7  8 0
 5- 5*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)    11  10  0 52.4   5/ 7 JOTUN (627)               1  2 0
 6- 6*DREAD EMPIRE (615)         3   3  0 50.0   6- 5*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)    1  2 0
 7/ 7 TL;DR (616)               99 121  9 45.0   7/ 8 TL;DR (616)               0  8 0
 8/ 8 DOGS OF WAR (115)        679 865 29 44.0   8- 9*SHADOW BLADES (623)       0  2 0
 9- 9*SHADOW BLADES (623)        0   2  0  0.0   9- 6*DREAD EMPIRE (615)        0  1 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 691): ALLEY OOP of ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): HERMOD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): NIKKI NAILS of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? Of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, 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 525): GILBERN JUSS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 691): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): SAVAGE HORDE (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): 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 525): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): LOABAL DOMINATION OF STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): BLAKSKUL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (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  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): WHAT of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTER of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out JHELUM to see 
what's new.  Too bad, SAVAGE HORDE, but TRIBAL COUNCIL was just too good to be 
stopped.  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 1 after going 5-0-0. 
Keep it up, TRIBAL COUNCIL!  MVP award for TUSK?  COLLEGE RADIO #4's proud of it 
after beating VAR-KHAN and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  KID 
KOALA got smashed by BESTLA, and lost 14 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is 
being unfair?  I think BRAVE 2 should let CRIME AND PUNISHMENT be Duelmaster for a 
while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get 
nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of TRIBAL COUNCIL must be getting 
lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  
I don't know what JOTUN's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many 
fights from TRIBAL COUNCIL, that's fer sher.  Like, is KID KOALA popular, or what?  
It was challenged the most in all of JHELUM!  It's got a 5-2-0, is that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All JHELUM ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear 
from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAVE 2 6509                 14   7  0   107       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNNING DEER 6502            16   5  1   125       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 BRAVE 1 6510                 15   6  0   105       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534    17  33  3    87       TL;DR (616)
 RAIGHNALL 4578               11   3  0    82       SAVAGE HORDE (427)
 SNAPPING TURTLE 6512         12   4  0    75       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WISE OWL 6531                10   5  0    66       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 BESTLA 6641                   8   3  0    66       JOTUN (627)
 TUSK 6677                     6   0  1    64       COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARKCLAW 4577                 8   6  0    56       SAVAGE HORDE (427)
 KID KOALA 5694                5   2  0    52       COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)
 BLIND BETSY 6638             13   7  0    51       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 WARBURTON 6649                7  11  0    47       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 KAI-GHAN 4576                 5   9  2    46       SAVAGE HORDE (427)
 VAR-KHAN 4574                 8   6  0    44       SAVAGE HORDE (427)
 DAWE GONNIT 6658              8   7  0    44       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-HEX 6530                      2   3  0    43       DREAD EMPIRE (615)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARACHUTE CAT 6678            3   2  0    30       COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)
 GRRUNCH 4642                  4   3  0    27       SAVAGE HORDE (427)
-VALOR 5507                    2   0  0    27       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FENRIS KHAN 6674              5   6  0    21       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-HONOR 5506                    4   2  0    18       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
-GLORY 5509                    3   3  0    16       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
 SIDE EFFECTS 6675             2   8  0    14       TL;DR (616)
 BUNKER BILL 6690              1   0  0    13       DOGS OF WAR (115)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THAT POTTER SAGA 6624   7 16 0 TL;DR 616            TUSK 6677             668   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Var-Khan -- Are you any relation to Tinh Khan? -- Blind Betsy
P.S.  I never met him, but Jorja said she heard of him.  Mostly lived in an alley,
apparently.  Nothing wrong with an alley, *I* say, if it's your own.

Parachute Cat -- Eh?  Is *that* what all that cloth was about?  I guess I shouldn't
have cut it up for a quilt, then, should I? -- Dawe Gonnit

Brave 2 -- Annoying that you should defeat me this time, but... so what, really?  I'm
graduated, I'm gone, it doesn't matter.  And you *should* take the title on a win. --
Cusster
P.S.  Darned savage.

Kai-Ghan -- No surprise there, you orcs are always doing stuff like that to an elf,
if you get the chance.  I can't say I *like* it, but there it is. -- Warburton

Oh, gods, this is *REALLY* embarrassing. -- Fenris Khan

Fenris Khan -- You are an incredible wuss. -- Ladro van Koren Sistrum the Fifth,
Osksi Noble

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAIGHNALL was devastated by BRAVE 1 in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
BESTLA demolished KID KOALA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
WISE OWL narrowly defeated DARKCLAW in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
KAI-GHAN was unbelievably bested by BLIND BETSY in a 4 minute Challenge contest.
GRRUNCH demolished SIDE EFFECTS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
BRAVE 2 won victory over CRIME AND PUNISHMENT in a 1 minute master's Title fight.
RUNNING DEER overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SNAPPING TURTLE outwaited CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd boring 8 minute melee.
VAR-KHAN was vanquished by TUSK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WARBURTON vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DAWE GONNIT overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
FENRIS KHAN was overpowered by PARACHUTE CAT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BUNKER BILL devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  19 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 669 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BRAVE 2 6509               14   7  0  107 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
AIMED BLOW       SNAPPING TURTLE 6512       12   4  0   75 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
STRIKING ATTACK  BESTLA 6641                 8   3  0   66 JOTUN (627)
SLASHING ATTACK  TUSK 6677                   6   0  1   64 COLLEGE RADIO #4 (548)
TOTAL PARRY      BLIND BETSY 6638           13   7  0   51 DOGS OF WAR (115)
WALL OF STEEL    DAWE GONNIT 6658            8   7  0   44 DOGS OF WAR (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RUNNING DEER 6502.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KAI-GHAN 4576.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUNNING DEER 6502, 
BESTLA 6641, GRRUNCH 4642, BRAVE 2 6509, BRAVE 1 6510, WISE OWL 6531, DARKCLAW 4577, 
BLIND BETSY 6638, TUSK 6677, and WARBURTON 6649.

The least popular fighter this week was SNAPPING TURTLE 6512.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FENRIS KHAN 6674, VAR-KHAN 4574, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 6534, 
SIDE EFFECTS 6675, KID KOALA 5694, RAIGHNALL 4578, BUNKER BILL 6690, PARACHUTE CAT 
6678, DAWE GONNIT 6658, and WARBURTON 6649.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RUNNING DEER (4-6502) TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
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Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!