DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/25/2007    Duedate: 01/07/2008

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-590

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOMBETTE
PAPER MARIO (457)
(5-4399) [30-8-0,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOMBETTE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
PAPER MARIO (457)              
(5-4399) [30-8-0,139]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JERI LOUGH                     JERI LOUGH
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4840) [13-31-0,104]         (5-4840) [13-31-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPORTS GREATS (496)         23
2. PAPER MARIO (457)           17      PAPER MARIO (457)
3. TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)      10      Unchartered Team
4. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)     -15
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PAPER MARIO (457)        104  40  4 72.2   1/ 1 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)   11  4 0
 2/ 2 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)    62  45  4 57.9   2/ 2 PAPER MARIO (457)         9  0 0
 3/ 3 SPORTS GREATS (496)       64  52 12 55.2   3/ 3 SPORTS GREATS (496)       8  6 5
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   369 390 13 48.6   4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    2 13 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[ +

     The party was winding down, but from the looks of things, all had enjoyed it.
Jorja was eating a last slice of fresh bread with garlic butter, Luigi was finishing
off a last bottle of beer, Helene Juste was in close conversation with Arenamaster
Troktai, and Bombette and Fergus Hill had disappeared.
     "Should we go look for B'bette and Fergus?" Jorja mused.  "Nah, they're grown
up, even if B'bette isn't graduated yet.  And they're probably doing something rated
R at the least."  Her glance slid sideways to Luigi.  For a man of experienced age,
he looked good.  Damned good.  The only important question here was, "How many beers
have you had?"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 586): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 469): EDWARD O'HARE of MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): PANTHER of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 589): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 593): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): CYNICA of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): BERCHTA of THE DARK GODS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 550): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 540): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 527): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 476): ENDLESS WATCH of RAISING RYLYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): PHOENIX of GRIFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 216): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): ZEUS of LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): MARWAN of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 468): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 586): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 469): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 589): TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 593): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): THE ABYSMALS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 550): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 540): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 527): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 476): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 216): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): ARTIC FIRE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 468) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 286): MAKESHIFT ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 585): COBALT of STEEL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): JUNGLE JUICE of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                          DELON LUROST of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): PANTHER of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 587): HELENE JUSTE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 592): BANKSHOT of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
               (turn 590): SLAMMER of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): CYNICA of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 584): SIR CUMFERENCE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): BERCHTA of THE DARK GODS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, 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 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): ZEUS of LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Boring, boring.  How long do I have to keep this up?  Winning and winning and
winning?  Where's the fun?  No risk, no fun.  I'm going to take up lion-training, I
guess.  There must be some risk there?  I'd say Happy New Year to you all, but I
really don't care that much.
     Except, HAPPY NEW YEAR, Fergis, you big hunk!  I'm w.a.i.t.i.n.g......
                 Bombette

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
KALTOS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see WOODS win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, WOODS 
beat GERDIG IBBINS and GERDIG IBBINS lost 19 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
BOMBETTE challenged JERI LOUGH for KALTOS' Title this turn, and guess what happened?  
And if variety is the spice of life, KALTOS may be getting bland, as BOMBETTE stays 
top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, KALTOS?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  THE 
MIDDLE WAY 5, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like TEAM CHAOS 
ELITE avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask 
me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, JERI LOUGH was this turn's most 
challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the KALTOS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of KALTOS.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds 
are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBETTE 4399                30   8  0   139       PAPER MARIO (457)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOON CHILD 4878              14   7  0   114       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
 JERI LOUGH 4840              13  31  0   104       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 IRON MAIDEN 4880             13   9  0    93       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODS 4872                    5   4  2    89       SPORTS GREATS (496)
 ORVERD QUILL 4834            21  23  1    87       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELINDE GOSS 4841             19  24  0    81       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERDIG IBBINS 4902           11   7  0    64       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 CLANK 4903                    9   3  1    61       PAPER MARIO (457)
 OVERKILL 4882                13   9  2    60       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRATHCHILD 4881              11   9  0    50       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
 ALICE IN CHAINS 4904          6   5  1    47       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                   4   3  1    32       PAPER MARIO (457)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRADY 4917                    2   1  2    19       SPORTS GREATS (496)
 MONTANA 4918                  2   1  0    15       SPORTS GREATS (496)
-TINY TOES 4913                2   3  0    14       PAPER MARIO (457)
 JAMMY LARKE 4926              0   1  0     1       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TY COBB 4914            1  1 0 SPORTS GREATS 496    ALICE IN CHAINS 4904  587   
ZAHARIUS 4916           2  3 0 SPORTS GREATS 496    MOUNTAIN TROLL        590  NONE
ILTOMING KUPP 4919      0  1 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453 BRADY 4917            589   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja -- We are all looking forward to the party and the spread! -- Luigi and The
Paper Marios

Moon Child -- Well, I have to agree.  You look quite, er, uh, enticing in your
moonlight shined bare skin.  You do! -- Luigi

Jeri -- Where would I be without all our time together? -- Bombette
P.S.  Pressure?  Boring!

Woods -- What club were you using against that Shewish Giant?  A mashie?  Well done!
-- Luigi

Zaharius -- I can whack with the best of them! -- Tiny Toes

Montana -- Too many head hits and concussions, I think; but you were the greatest in
your day. -- Slinky

Bombette -- What *I* think is, the gladiators on the Isle are jealous of your ability
and are blocking your advancement. -- Jeri Lough

Moon Child -- It was the full moon last night, coming right after the two-weeks-ago
new moon when we fought, that just knocked me off my feet.  That, and you.  What a
babette! -- Orverd Quill
P.S.  As to the picture you make with the moonlight on your bare skin, ulp!  (tongue
hanging out)  (choked voice)  Uh...yeah, cool....

Iron Maiden -- I don't care, I will NOT wear a steel corset.  Or any other kind.  The
"sports figure" and free movement, that's me. -- Elinde Goss
P.S.  I'd rather dress in silk than steel.

That Khalhums Dwarf is just SOOO frustrating!  A despicable hairy creature. -- Gerdig
Ibbins

Brady -- Two oh two?  You are an incredibly nasty person. -- Ghost of Iltoming Kupp

Kaos -- Flu shots are overrated.  I know plenty of people who can get the flu without
one.  As to hospital costs--ha!  I had occasion to loan the Infirmary money last
year, they were sliding into a deep hole, and now they OWE me.  I thought about
finessing them on this, but I"m a basher at heart.  I just show up swinging a mace
nonchalantly, and they fall all over themselves to be helpful. -- Jorja
P.S.  Somebody probably told 'em that I got four kills before I graduated.

Bombette -- Well, of course!  I like your COMPANY, too, but I would rather beat up
somebody else.  Like maybe...some standbys. -- Jeri

Venzo da'Kraliano, Mercenary and Sword for Hire -- Hey!  Watch your mouth, bub! --
Gerdig Ibbins

Ah, heck, we JUST MISSED the "critical number" of five to get someone to write
personals for us.  Not that we need help composing them, but somebody's got to
transcribe them and turn them in to the Commission, and that someone isn't cheap.
Five standbys can swing the load, four can't.  Bummer. -- Venzo da'Kraliano,
Mercenary and Sword for Hire

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ZAHARIUS was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BOMBETTE unbelievably bested JERI LOUGH in a 3 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
WOODS vanquished GERDIG IBBINS in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BRADY was defeated by SLINKY in a 2 minute Challenge match.
MOON CHILD devastated ELINDE GOSS in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
ORVERD QUILL was narrowly defeated by IRON MAIDEN in a 2 minute master's brawl.
OVERKILL overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ALICE IN CHAINS lost to THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
CLANK viciously subdued WRATHCHILD in a popular 1 minute gory duel.
MONTANA beat JAMMY LARKE in a 1 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  12 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  20 -  4      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 590 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    4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BOMBETTE 4399              30   8  0  139 PAPER MARIO (457)
SLASHING ATTACK  MOON CHILD 4878            14   7  0  114 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
LUNGING ATTACK   WOODS 4872                  5   4  2   89 SPORTS GREATS (496)
BASHING ATTACK   CLANK 4903                  9   3  1   61 PAPER MARIO (457)
AIMED BLOW       WRATHCHILD 4881            11   9  0   50 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
STRIKING ATTACK  ALICE IN CHAINS 4904        6   5  1   47 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 JERI LOUGH 4840.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALICE IN CHAINS 4904, 
CLANK 4903, IRON MAIDEN 4880, WOODS 4872, MOON CHILD 4878, OVERKILL 4882, BOMBETTE 
4399, SLINKY 4915, ORVERD QUILL 4834, and MONTANA 4918.

The least popular fighter this week was JAMMY LARKE 4926.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZAHARIUS 4916, WRATHCHILD 4881, ELINDE GOSS 4841, BRADY 4917, 
GERDIG IBBINS 4902, MONTANA 4918, ORVERD QUILL 4834, SLINKY 4915, BOMBETTE 4399, and 
OVERKILL 4882.