DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/18/2008    Duedate: 03/31/2008

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-596

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOMBETTE
PAPER MARIO (457)
(5-4399) [35-9-0,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOMBETTE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
PAPER MARIO (457)              
(5-4399) [35-9-0,142]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ELINDE GOSS                    ORVERD QUILL
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4841) [25-24-0,111]         (5-4834) [22-28-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)      30
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)       2      PAPER MARIO (457)
3. KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)       0      Unchartered Team
4. SPORTS GREATS (496)          0
5. WIZARD'S WRATH (508)         0       (-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)        117  48  5 70.9   1/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    9  6 2
 2- 2*KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)    14   6  1 70.0   2/ 3 PAPER MARIO (457)         6  4 0
 3- 3 SPORTS GREATS (496)       71  60 13 54.2   3- 2*KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)    4  1 0
 4/ 5 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)    70  60  4 53.8   4- 4 SPORTS GREATS (496)       3  3 0
 5- 4 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)      77  67  6 53.5   5/ 7 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)    3  6 0
 6/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   387 402 15 49.0   6- 6 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)      2  2 0
 7- 7 CASSEY'S CREW (112)       96 123  8 43.8   7- 5 CASSEY'S CREW (112)       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[ The Middle Way ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Fergus Hill showed up at the doorstep of his equally graduated teammate Helene
Juste and pounded on it without regard for the hour (late, or possibly early) and the
presence of possibly sleeping people in adjoining apartments.  As soon as she opened
the door, he said, "Is the arenamaster here?  Or the Chardinee?"
     "That is no business of yours," Helene answered.  She leaned on the door, trying
to force it shut again.
     Fergus leaned on it from his side, keeping it open.  "I have to talk to one of
them NOW," he said.  "Maybe the Chardinee would be best, but listen!  I've discovered
a foul plot to keep Bombette here on Kaltos--"
     "Jealous women on the Isle?" Helene asked skeptically.
     "No, of course not!  Well, some, but they aren't the real stumbling block.  It's
HERE, right here on Kaltos--it's--"  He paused and looked around the hallway.  There
were three other doors on this bit of hall, and all of them were open about a quarter
of an inch, with an avid glitter at eye height.  "I can't talk about it out here,"
Fergus muttered, scowling.  "Let me in, Helene."
     "And have the rumor-mongers claim that I'm entertaining strange men in my
apartment?  As if!"
     A man's hand came around Helene from the rear, pulling her out of the way.  "Let
him in," Arenamaster Troktai said.  "We won't get any peace until he's got this off
his chest."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 592): FEYEVER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 474): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 600): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 596): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 595): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 599): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 596): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 591): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 582): LONGSHOT of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 581): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 555): PEG LEG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 545): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 244): DEELA ELLIS of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 532): VIRTUOS VIXEN of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 481): BLADERUNNER of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 231): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 219): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 430): DARTH SCION of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 474): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 592): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 474): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 600): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 596): F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 595): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 599): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 596): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 591): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 582): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 581): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 555): MINDSOVERMATTER (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 545): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 244): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 532): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 481): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 231): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 219): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 430): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): TITANS III (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 474) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 592): FEYEVER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                            BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            MISS TEAK of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 599): FORLORN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): GREAT WHITE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 581): ZIGGY WOLFSBANE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 555): PEG LEG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 545): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 532): VIRTUOS VIXEN of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 481): ENDLESS WATCH of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 430): DARTH SCION of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     After eleven titles, (Yes!  I said eleven.) things sort of begin feeling like
the throne and all belongs to me.  Me!  I mean, come on!  You want some, you come and
get some!  (Not THAT!  That's reserved for Fergus.)  Come on down...................
                   Bombette, Duelmistress XI

                                      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 OVERKILL win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
OVERKILL beat GERDIG IBBINS and GERDIG IBBINS lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster ORVERD QUILL challenged this turn.  
And if variety is the spice of life, KALTOS may be getting bland, as BOMBETTE stays 
top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you 
think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  THE MIDDLE WAY 5 was the most 
avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks 
like PAPER MARIO avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if 
you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, ORVERD QUILL was this turn's most 
challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little 
credit to POWER SLAVE of TEAM CHAOS ELITE for challenging up by 25 to KATIRONA MURH.  
POWER SLAVE lost to get 4 points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for KALTOS' 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  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                35   9  0   142       PAPER MARIO (457)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELINDE GOSS 4841             25  24  0   111       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORVERD QUILL 4834            22  28  1   102       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-APPRENTICE 4858              15  17  0   102       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
 CLANK 4903                   13   5  2    95       PAPER MARIO (457)
-TIFFINAL 4865                15  12  2    93       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOODS 4872                    7   5  2    87       SPORTS GREATS (496)
 OVERKILL 4882                15  12  2    79       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
 GERDIG IBBINS 4902           14  10  0    67       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HALIBUTT 4866                11   8  0    65       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
-SASHA 4009                    7   2  1    59       CASSEY'S CREW (112)
 IRON MAIDEN 4880             14  13  0    58       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
 ALICE IN CHAINS 4904          9   7  1    57       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TUBBA BLUBBA 4395             5   4  0    46       PAPER MARIO (457)
-WRATHCHILD 4881              11  12  0    45       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
-INSANITY 4625                 3   1  0    38       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
-SLINKY 4915                   5   4  1    34       PAPER MARIO (457)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATIRONA MURH 4929            3   1  2    28       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 JAMMY LARKE 4926              4   3  0    26       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-TRICK PONIE POLLY 4924        3   1  0    25       KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)
-ASSAULT N BATTERY 4920        2   2  1    25       KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)
 TINY TOES 4913                4   6  0    24       PAPER MARIO (457)
-DR. J 4927                    3   1  0    24       SPORTS GREATS (496)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WANTED FOR MURDER 4921        4   0  0    22       KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)
-KELLY 4011                    6   3  0    21       CASSEY'S CREW (112)
-SHADY LARRY LARUE 4922        3   1  0    20       KALTOS KRIMINALS (514)
-CHRISTINA 4010                3   6  0    15       CASSEY'S CREW (112)
 POWER SLAVE 4930              0   2  0     4       TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THELMA 1703            15 20 0 CASSEY'S CREW 112    CLANK 4903            593   
STREET WISE WAND 4923   2  2 0 KALTOS KRIMINALS 514 KATIRONA MURH 4929    594   
BRADY 4917              3  2 2 SPORTS GREATS 496    ASSAULT N BATTER 4920 592  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Overd -- Do you think The Commission is holding me back from graduation because they
think there is something going on between us?  I mean, I like tussling with you and
all, but I miss my true love. -- Bombette

Woods -- Hah!  I sank that long put for 1-up!  Hah! -- Clank

Kelly -- You're so pretty, and I'm just a tub.  But I like winning.  Tell ole Dartor
"hi" for Kennelworth and Mino. -- Tubba Blubba

Cult Member?  Scared me!  But!  I whacked him! -- Tiny Toes

Make that eleven for Bombette.  Salute. -- Luigi

Bombette -- At great risk of life and limb (Fergus gets so cranky!), I have to say I
don't see what Fergus sees in you that brings him back time and again.  Sure, you're

a nice-looking little thing, but when you come down to it, any woman is just, you
know, a rag, a bone, and a hank of hair.  Well, any man, too. -- Orverd Quill
P.S.  I didn't like you trying to bury me in the sand.  Nasty temper you've got.

The Veteran Mercenary is ever the gentleman.  I like that in an opponent. -- Elinde
Goss
P.S.  Although I wouldn't have turned down a skill to go with that win.

What Elinde doesn't take into account is that she's so pig-headed stubborn, she
couldn't learn anything if she tried with both hands for a week. -- Gerdig Ibbins,
who DID learn a skill from the Merc

I felt sorry for the Captured Orc, okay?  Sue me. -- Jammy Larke, defiant and not
ashamed
P.S.  Besides, he taught me two skills.

So did the Persistent Beggar teach ME two skills, but I don't feel sorry for him and
did not at any time.  I'm not even embarrassed that I killed him (for however long
that lasts).  If he hadn't insisted on parrying with his head, he would not have
died. -- Katirona Murh

Bombette -- I wish you all the best, but I am NOT getting in the middle of that. --
Jeri

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOMBETTE bested ORVERD QUILL in a 3 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
POWER SLAVE was subdued by KATIRONA MURH in a 2 minute gory novice's Challenge melee.
CLANK was unbelievably bested by ELINDE GOSS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
GERDIG IBBINS was narrowly defeated by OVERKILL in a 2 minute bloody master's match.
ALICE IN CHAINS vanquished TINY TOES in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
IRON MAIDEN overpowered JAMMY LARKE in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   4 -  2      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  12 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  15 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  31 -  4      37  |

Turn 596 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 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BOMBETTE 4399              35   9  0  142 PAPER MARIO (457)
WALL OF STEEL    ELINDE GOSS 4841           25  24  0  111 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
BASHING ATTACK   CLANK 4903                 13   5  2   95 PAPER MARIO (457)
SLASHING ATTACK  OVERKILL 4882              15  12  2   79 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
LUNGING ATTACK   GERDIG IBBINS 4902         14  10  0   67 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
STRIKING ATTACK  ALICE IN CHAINS 4904        9   7  1   57 TEAM CHAOS ELITE (509)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ELINDE GOSS 4841.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ORVERD QUILL 4834.  The ten other most popular fighters were KATIRONA MURH 
4929, OVERKILL 4882, POWER SLAVE 4930, GERDIG IBBINS 4902, ALICE IN CHAINS 4904, 
BOMBETTE 4399, CLANK 4903, ELINDE GOSS 4841, IRON MAIDEN 4880, and TINY TOES 4913.

The least popular fighter this week was JAMMY LARKE 4926.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TINY TOES 4913, IRON MAIDEN 4880, ELINDE GOSS 4841, CLANK 4903, 
BOMBETTE 4399, ALICE IN CHAINS 4904, GERDIG IBBINS 4902, POWER SLAVE 4930, OVERKILL 
4882, and KATIRONA MURH 4929.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ELINDE GOSS (5-4841) THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)