DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/10/2008    Duedate: 06/23/2008

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-602

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOMBETTE
PAPER MARIO (457)
(5-4399) [39-10-0,140]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOMBETTE                       GEN-13
PAPER MARIO (457)              IMAGE (517)
(5-4399) [39-10-0,140]         (5-4949) [4-0-1,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GERDIG IBBINS                  APPRENTICE
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
(5-4902) [17-13-0,86]          (5-4858) [17-18-0,109]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMAGE (517)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMAGE (517)                 39
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      19      PAPER MARIO (457)
3. PAPER MARIO (457)           14      Unchartered Team
4. CASSEY'S CREW (112)         11
5. CYBERTRON (491)              0      IMAGE (517)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CYBERTRON (491)            4   0  0  100   1/ 1*IMAGE (517)               9  5 0
 2/ 2 PAPER MARIO (457)        131  51  7 72.0   2/ 2 PAPER MARIO (457)         6  3 1
 3/ 3*IMAGE (517)               13   6  1 68.4   3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    6  9 0
 4/ 4 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)      82  75  6 52.2   4/ 5 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)      5  8 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   400 419 15 48.8   5- 4*CYBERTRON (491)           4  0 0
 6/ 6 CASSEY'S CREW (112)      103 127  8 44.8   6/ 6 CASSEY'S CREW (112)       4  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 598): JETSAM of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 481): KEY LIME of SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 606): MARY JANE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 602): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 601): CLANK of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 605): BREASTSTROKE of SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 603): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 597): DIO of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 589): SHEWISH CORSAIR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 588): GRIFTER of BAD BEAT (Osage, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 562): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 552): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 247): DEELA ELLIS of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 539): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 488): VOICES IN MY HEAD of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 234): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 222): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 436): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 198): SLO-PITCH of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 480): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 598): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 481): SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 606): BAD COMPANY (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 602): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 601): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 605): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 603): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 597): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 589): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 588): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 562): MINDSOVERMATTER (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 552): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 247): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 439): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 488): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 234): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 222): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 436): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 480) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 601): CLANK of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): DIGGER WASP of FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 589): SHEWISH CORSAIR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 588): MIDNIGHT of WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
                            MICHAEL JORDAN of CAROLINA BLUE (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 588): GRIFTER of BAD BEAT (Osage, mgr.)
                           RUDE BUDDHA of MINISTRY OF SKA (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 538): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 234): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Surprise!  Surprise!  Clank takes over the throne.  It just goes to show this is
not the Bombette show--just because she has 15 of them.  All us Paper Marios were
glad to help pave her way, but, now, I have a throne for myself.  And then I am off
to graduation and retirement.  Wowser!
     So let me tell you about me. I think I've surprised a lot of people, because I
have fought far, far better than I look.  I am a basher--unmodified at a grandiose
18-5-10-15-9-16-11.  Normal endurance and +3 attack, were my bonuses.  As expected, I
can hit for great damage.  Is that enough for a 17-5-2 record?  Is it?
     Luigi's guess is that I am High/Low/Warhammer, but it is really just a guess.  I
do have a master attack, adex decise and init expert--but that is before the results
of my last fight.  My skill learn rate was a pleasant 2.28, and I only tried two
weapons--the QS at 0-19-2 and the WH at 14-60-9.  (2 kills)
     Now you know.  Luigi will probably post my actuals when he learns them.  So.  It
is off to the Big Time Retirement.  It has been fun.  Adios.
          Clank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of KALTOS.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Practice pays for 
GERDIG IBBINS, who pummelled VENOMOUS CONCUBINE, to pocket 16 points.  A certain 
someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 2 points to 
HALIBUTT.  (Discrete enough, TINY TOES?) Well, Duelmaster CLANK challenged WIZARD'S 
WRATH's TIFFINAL.  Is a 17-5-2 good enough?  CLANK successfully staved off a grab for 
the roses by TIFFINAL of WIZARD'S WRATH.  Does KALTOS have no one talented enough to 
dethrone him?  Word has it one team in KALTOS is taking speech lessons to try to bore 
their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of CASSEY'S CREW, alone and unchallenged.  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, PAPER MARIO scurried away from CASSEY'S CREW.  
Oh, the shame!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral 
hygiene?  Whatever it is, APPRENTICE is the most challenged warrior.  My love of 
complete Spyreports dictates that I note the mismatched fight, BOMBETTE and 
APPRENTICE.  Are PAPER MARIO unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought BOMBETTE 
showed great skill and promise when she defeated APPRENTICE.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Like a mixed metaphor, and 
an overtaxed simile, I now bid KALTOS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBETTE 4399                39  10  0   140       PAPER MARIO (457)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPRENTICE 4858              17  18  0   109       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIFFINAL 4865                16  14  2    88       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
 GERDIG IBBINS 4902           17  13  0    86       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 SASHA 4009                   10   4  1    80       CASSEY'S CREW (112)
 HALIBUTT 4866                13   9  0    76       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
 JAMMY LARKE 4926              9   4  0    67       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINY TOES 4913                7   7  1    64       PAPER MARIO (457)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLINKY 4915                   7   5  2    53       PAPER MARIO (457)
-TUBBA BLUBBA 4395             5   4  0    46       PAPER MARIO (457)
 KELLY 4011                   10   4  0    40       CASSEY'S CREW (112)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEN-13 4949                   4   0  1    38       IMAGE (517)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATIRONA MURH 4929            4   6  2    25       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUMBLEBEE 4686                1   0  0    21       CYBERTRON (491)
 SPAWN 4946                    3   1  0    19       IMAGE (517)
-HOUND 4688                    1   0  0    18       CYBERTRON (491)
-CLIFFJUMPER 4685              1   0  0    17       CYBERTRON (491)
 FELISSA HURM 4955             4   1  0    16       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 VIOLATER 4948                 2   1  0    15       IMAGE (517)
-JAZZ 4689                     1   0  0    13       CYBERTRON (491)
 SAVAGE DRAGON 4947            3   1  0    11       IMAGE (517)
 SUPER PATRIOT 4945            1   3  0     6       IMAGE (517)
 PENDRU ROST 4956              0   3  0     3       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?
CHRISTINA 4010          3  7 0 CASSEY'S CREW 112    TINY TOES 4913        598  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gredig -- I am glad to have refted you. -- Tiny Toes

Visionist -- Well, they didn't look like sandbaggers, just fine warriors of old. --
Luigi

Tiffinal -- Well, it is not ALL about Bombette! -- Clank (feeling spurned)

Yes it is, Clanky! -- Bombette (batting her lovely eyes)

Halibutt -- I see I made a grave mistake.  Instead of aiming for your hali, it should
have been your ... -- Slinky

Why, didn't I fight?  Who didn't enter me?  I want my crown back. -- Bombette

You were at the pedicure, remember? -- Luigi (shrugging his shoulders)

Clank faves were High/Low/Warflail.  Love the whiffle! -- Luigi

Pendro Ros -- My name was bestowed upon me by Master Eric, and Lord Abraxis allowed
me to keep it! -- Savage Dragon

Felissa Hurm -- I thought my prowess made me special, until I was felled by a
damnable bumblebee! -- Spawn

All -- My jump chart coesn't seem to be valid here! -- Abraxis

Super Patriot -- Too intense.  You know what they say about fires that burn so hot,
they burn out quickly.  Limited usefulness. -- Felissa Hurm

Gen-13 -- Eh?  What are you the image of, if I am permitted to ask?  Besides, of
course, a cute little package that could knock a man off his feet with a glance. --
Pendru Rost

Kung-Fu Master?  Bah.  A fool. -- Gerdig Ibbins
P.S.  Which is, presumably, why he didn't teach me anything.

The Fratsfa Slave is pathetic, and I have no desire at all to "take him home and be a
brother to him."  Who came up with that stupid idea? -- Jammy Larke

Jammy -- It was just a thought. -- Katirona

Kelly -- Why do you insist on making this hard for me? -- Katirona Murh

Bombette -- (deliberately misunderstanding)  Wow, BOTH hands at once!  A guy would
probably have a heart attack, but it would be a great way to go. -- Orverd
P.S.  Maybe I should just let you wonder, but... Fergus has been locked up somewhere
between here and the Isle for the past couple of months.  I've HEARD that there was
some greedy woman involved, but who knows?  I can't imagine what women see in him.

Our congratulations to Clank. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CLANK devastated TIFFINAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BOMBETTE unbelievably bested APPRENTICE in a 3 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
TINY TOES was unbelievably bested by HALIBUTT in a 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
GERDIG IBBINS overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SASHA bested JAMMY LARKE in a action packed 1 minute gory brawl.
KELLY bested KATIRONA MURH in a 3 minute match.
GEN-13 viciously subdued FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute novice's competition.
SUPER PATRIOT lost to FELISSA HURM in a popular 3 minute beginner's duel.
SPAWN vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SAVAGE DRAGON defeated PENDRU ROST in a 2 minute beginner's match.
VIOLATER overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   3 -  0      85  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  12 -  3      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  21 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   9 -  0      40  |

Turn 602 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BOMBETTE 4399              39  10  0  140 PAPER MARIO (457)
AIMED BLOW       TIFFINAL 4865              16  14  2   88 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
LUNGING ATTACK   GERDIG IBBINS 4902         17  13  0   86 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
STRIKING ATTACK  SASHA 4009                 10   4  1   80 CASSEY'S CREW (112)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JAMMY LARKE 4926            9   4  0   67 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
PARRY-LUNGE      KELLY 4011                 10   4  0   40 CASSEY'S CREW (112)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GERDIG IBBINS 4902.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was APPRENTICE 4858.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUPER PATRIOT 
4945, BOMBETTE 4399, TINY TOES 4913, SASHA 4009, KELLY 4011, KATIRONA MURH 4929, 
GEN-13 4949, HALIBUTT 4866, GERDIG IBBINS 4902, and PENDRU ROST 4956.

The least popular fighter this week was TIFFINAL 4865.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VIOLATER 4948, SAVAGE DRAGON 4947, SPAWN 4946, FELISSA HURM 4955, JAMMY 
LARKE 4926, PENDRU ROST 4956, GERDIG IBBINS 4902, HALIBUTT 4866, GEN-13 4949, and 
KATIRONA MURH 4929.

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

CLANK (5-4903) PAPER MARIO (457)

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
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rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!