DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/11/2007    Duedate: 12/24/2007

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-589

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOMBETTE
PAPER MARIO (457)
(5-4399) [29-8-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOMBETTE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
PAPER MARIO (457)              
(5-4399) [29-8-0,134]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JERI LOUGH                     GERDIG IBBINS
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4840) [13-30-0,103]         (5-4902) [11-6-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)      34
2. PAPER MARIO (457)           18      PAPER MARIO (457)
3. SPORTS GREATS (496)         18      Unchartered Team
4. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)       1
USELESS INVESTMENTS (367)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PAPER MARIO (457)        101  40  4 71.6   1/ 2 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)   10  5 1
 2/ 2 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)    59  43  4 57.8   2/ 3 PAPER MARIO (457)         8  0 0
 3/ 3 SPORTS GREATS (496)       62  50 12 55.4   3/ 4 SPORTS GREATS (496)       7  6 5
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   369 385 13 48.9   4/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    5 10 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[ The Middle Way ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "Well, we have three kinds of wine, hard cider, soft cider, and fruit punch,
plus tea.  That should do it, don't you think?"  Jorja stood back and surveyed the
impromptu bar in the common room of the Middle Way guildhouse.
     Helene Juste stopped fussing over the solid-food offerings (courtesy of Golden
Canyon in Caleam), and joined her in contemplation of the liquid refreshments.
"Isn't there rather a LOT of all of them?  It's only a small party.  Surely we won't
need--"
     "Luigi's coming.  We'll need plenty.  And Fergus Hill will need to bolster his
nerve."
     "Why?"
     "He wouldn't say, but I believe he has some kind of proposition for Bombette.
Face to face is more difficult than in the personals," Jorja added.  "He's
determined, but his feet are cold."
     "Hmm."  Helene blushed and smiled.  "I didn't notice that either Arenamaster
Troktai or Tolovi Chardinee had a problem with...cold feet.  Eager and willing, both
of them."
     "You do plan to stay here, then?"
     "Why not?  What is there for me on the Isle, after all?  I'd just be another
fighter among thousands, but here--!"  Helene smiled again, wider.

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 585): MAKESHIFT ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 468): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 593): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 589): PANTHER of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 588): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 592): BANKSHOT of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 590): FATALITY of BRUTAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 584): SIR CUMFERENCE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 576): GREAT WHITE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 575): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 549): MODERN MYTH of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 539): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 526): RHINO of BEASTIAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 475): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 227): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 215): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 423): DARTH MALEK of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): MARWAN of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 467): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 585): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 468): TEAM HAVOK (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 593): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 589): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 588): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 592): KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 590): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 584): THE ABYSMALS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 576): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 575): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 549): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 539): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 526): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 475): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 227): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 215): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 423): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): ARTIC FIRE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 467) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 585): COBALT of STEEL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 467): PAUL ATREIDES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 588): ULTIMATE PAIN of LUROCIANS 22 (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 587): HELENE JUSTE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 590): SLAMMER of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 584): SIR CUMFERENCE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
               (turn 583): PERSEA QUELL of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 575): DARTH SION of STAR WARS: KOTOR (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
                            PROGIDY, DAMMIT! Of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            XYLICARE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 538): SCROD BOY of INQUISITION CLONES (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 226): PENELOTHE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, there was no way I could get Bombette to write another column, so I
thought I would express a few words for her:
     May your Christmas be merry and joyful and your loved ones gift you with many
roll-up sheets.  May your New Year be filled with peace and happiness and a TC or
two.
     Salutations of The Season from The Paper Marios and All The Consortium.
                    Luigi

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  THE MIDDLE WAY 5?  Who?  TEAM CHAOS ELITE is the top team these days, 
buddies!  TEAM CHAOS ELITE had cause to celebrate, after WRATHCHILD got 15 points by 
beating THE USEROUS MERCHANT.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, SLINKY was 
winsome, after beating MONTANA and seeing him lose 2 points.  Well, Duelmaster 
BOMBETTE challenged THE MIDDLE WAY 5's JERI LOUGH.  Is a 28-8-0 good enough?  
BOMBETTE successfully staved off a grab for the roses by JERI LOUGH of THE MIDDLE WAY 
5.  Does KALTOS have no one talented enough to dethrone her?  So who was the warrior 
seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in KALTOS avoid PAPER MARIO.  The warriors of PAPER MARIO 
found their efforts at combat frustrated as TEAM CHAOS ELITE apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, JERI LOUGH could open 
up a fast food joint!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  SHEWISH GIANT in the 
Dark Arena wasn't enough for WOODS of SPORTS GREATS.  Maybe that certain serving 
girl(?) at The Victory Tavern will be!  Hey SPORTS GREATS!  Is there some deep dark, 
unmentionable secret as to why ALI has been sent to the Dark Arena?   4-1-1 isn't so 
shabby!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the 
arena.  A certain tavern in KALTOS would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Do not despair!  I 
shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBETTE 4399                29   8  0   134       PAPER MARIO (457)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOON CHILD 4878              13   7  0   108       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
 JERI LOUGH 4840              13  30  0   103       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON MAIDEN 4880             12   9  0    87       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
 ORVERD QUILL 4834            21  22  1    86       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 GERDIG IBBINS 4902           11   6  0    83       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 ELINDE GOSS 4841             19  23  0    80       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODS 4872                    4   4  2    66       SPORTS GREATS (496)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OVERKILL 4882                12   9  2    53       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
 WRATHCHILD 4881              11   8  0    53       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
-CLANK 4903                    8   3  1    53       PAPER MARIO (457)
 ALICE IN CHAINS 4904          6   4  1    53       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
-TUBBA BLUBBA 4395             4   3  0    39       PAPER MARIO (457)
-INSANITY 4625                 3   1  0    38       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLINKY 4915                   3   3  1    28       PAPER MARIO (457)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRADY 4917                    2   0  2    22       SPORTS GREATS (496)
 TINY TOES 4913                2   3  0    14       PAPER MARIO (457)
 MONTANA 4918                  1   1  0    13       SPORTS GREATS (496)
 ZAHARIUS 4916                 2   2  0     8       SPORTS GREATS (496)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHEWISH GIANT           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           WOODS 4872            589  NONE
ALI 4910                4  2 1 SPORTS GREATS 496    DARK CHAMPION         589  NONE
TY COBB 4914            1  1 0 SPORTS GREATS 496    ALICE IN CHAINS 4904  587   
ILTOMING KUPP 4919      0  1 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453 BRADY 4917            589   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Elinde Goss -- Seems you were not very focused during our match.  Perhaps you were
wondering what it would feel like to slip into an Iron Maiden....  Don't worry, I
won't hurt you...too much. -- Iron Maiden

Orverd Quill -- Ahh, so much better.  I just needed to slip into something a little
more comfortable and get that stinky old leather jerkin off.  Besides, I just feel so
much more primal when the moonlight shines off my bare skin.  Makes for a cool
silhouette picture too. -- Moon Child

Jorja -- I hope your Middle Way 5 boys have their insurance up to date, otherwise
it's gonna be a heck of a hospital bill from all the beds your team used up last
turn.  I couldn't even get in for my annual flu shot. -- Kaos, Team Chaos

Jeri -- Totally new opponents!?  Gasp!  I LIKE your company. -- Bombette

Wrathchild -- Yep, I heard it again. -- Clank

Zaharius -- See.  I drove it in the rough; I missed the green; but I chipped in a
lucky one.  You can be beat! -- Slinky (with zero putts)

Well, that was a nice turn.  I like three and oh's. -- Luigi, Paper Marios

Bombette -- Don't you ever get TIRED of being Duelmistress?  I'd think the pressure
would really start to get to you after a while. -- Jeri Lough

Moon Child -- Odd, the way moon phases work.  At the time this fight was fought, the
moon was full, and now when I'm writing about it, the moon is new.  Which is relevant
here, do you think?  I have never managed to work out that kind of mental heavy
lifting, there are others who are delighted to do it, you know, and they're better at
it, so... (shrug).  But I do wonder, mildly. -- Orverd Quill
P.S.  Probably the full moon while you were fighting is the one that counts.

M. Tolovi Chardinee -- I am charmed by your offer, yours and Arenamaster Troktai's.
Perhaps we could work something out.  Let's think about this. -- Helene Juste

Venzo da'Kraliano, Mercenary and Sword for Hire -- I wouldn't DREAM of asking you to
"come behind" M. Chardinee.  Ah, not that I plan to take you to dinner! -- Gerdig
Ibbins
P.S.  You could teach better.

Iron Maiden -- This might be fine in a fight, but I bet you don't get many dates that
way. -- Elinde Goss

Devrie Scatha, Concubine Out of Favor -- Hats?  Now, THAT sounds intriguing.  I'd
like to see some of your hats. -- Elinde Goss

Master Fu Toledo, Expert of Esoteric Martial Arts -- Like I care? -- Gerdig Ibbins

Helene Juste -- It was a pleasure to hear you agree to remain on Kaltos, such that I
didn't even NOTICE, much less MIND losing to you.  But you can devastate me with a
mere glance. -- M. Tolovi  Chardinee

Gerdig Ibbins -- I don't see how someone so totally lacking in personal skills could
have associated with Lady Helene for so long without LEARNING some skills.  You're a
bit of a pig, and rude with it. -- Venzo da'Kraliano, Mercenary and Sword for Hire

Overkill -- Damn. -- Geroge Maloth, Trapped Orc

Alice in Chains -- You should be. -- Zarvol Blackhand the Blood-drinker, Most
Dangerous Criminal on Kaltos

Brady -- The Mordanti paid you to do that, didn't they? -- Rovalo d'Kormachi,
formerly of Mordant

Montana -- Good thing I don't have an overworked wife and thirteen starving children.
-- Oh-John, Beggar at Small

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WOODS butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ALI was dispatched by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BOMBETTE luckily beat JERI LOUGH in a 3 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
TINY TOES defeated ZAHARIUS in a 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
MONTANA was bested by SLINKY in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
MOON CHILD vanquished ORVERD QUILL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
IRON MAIDEN savagely defeated ELINDE GOSS in a 2 minute gory master's brawl.
GERDIG IBBINS was overcome by KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute melee.
ALICE IN CHAINS vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
OVERKILL was viciously subdued by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute gory duel.
WRATHCHILD overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
BRADY assassinated ILTOMING KUPP in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  13 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  18 -  4      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 589 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         1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BOMBETTE 4399              29   8  0  134 PAPER MARIO (457)
SLASHING ATTACK  MOON CHILD 4878            13   7  0  108 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
LUNGING ATTACK   GERDIG IBBINS 4902         11   6  0   83 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
AIMED BLOW       WRATHCHILD 4881            11   8  0   53 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
STRIKING ATTACK  ALICE IN CHAINS 4904        6   4  1   53 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JERI LOUGH 4840.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GERDIG IBBINS 4902.  The ten other most popular fighters were JERI LOUGH 4840, 
WOODS 4872, IRON MAIDEN 4880, TINY TOES 4913, MONTANA 4918, SLINKY 4915, ALICE IN 
CHAINS 4904, WRATHCHILD 4881, BRADY 4917, and ALI 4910.

The least popular fighter this week was ZAHARIUS 4916.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ILTOMING KUPP 4919, ORVERD QUILL 4834, OVERKILL 4882, ELINDE GOSS 4841, 
MOON CHILD 4878, BOMBETTE 4399, ALI 4910, BRADY 4917, WRATHCHILD 4881, and ALICE IN 
CHAINS 4904.