DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/08/2008    Duedate: 07/21/2008

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-604

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SASHA
CASSEY'S CREW (112)
(5-4009) [11-5-1,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIFFINAL                       GEN-13
WIZARD'S WRATH (508)           IMAGE (517)
(5-4865) [18-14-2,102]         (5-4949) [6-0-1,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GERDIG IBBINS                  TINY TOES
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         PAPER MARIO (457)
(5-4902) [18-14-0,88]          (5-4913) [7-8-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMAGE (517)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMAGE (517)                 23
2. CASSEY'S CREW (112)         22      PAPER MARIO (457)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      12      Unchartered Team
4. PAPER MARIO (457)           -2
5. WIZARD'S WRATH (508)       -10      IMAGE (517)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 PAPER MARIO (457)        132  54  7 71.0   1/ 1*IMAGE (517)              11  4 1
 2/ 3*IMAGE (517)               20   9  2 69.0   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    8  7 0
 3/ 4 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)      87  76  6 53.4   3/ 3 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)      6  3 0
 4/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   406 423 15 49.0   4/ 6 CASSEY'S CREW (112)       3  3 0
 5/ 6 CASSEY'S CREW (112)      104 130  8 44.4   5/ 5 PAPER MARIO (457)         3  4 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 600): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 482): DOLOVOR of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 608): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 604): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 603): APPRENTICE of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 067): BULLSEYE of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 604): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 599): N.I.B. of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 590): BOTHACH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 589): NEVERMOOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 563): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 553): MATTEO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 248): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 540): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): VOICES IN MY HEAD of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 235): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 223): IMMACULATECONCEPTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 438): IED of EOD (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 199): SLO-PITCH of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 482): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 600): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 482): SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 608): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 604): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 603): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 607): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 604): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 599): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 590): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 589): DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 563): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 553): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 248): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 440): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 235): RAPTORZ (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 223): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 438): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 199): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 482) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 603): APPRENTICE of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
                           BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 589): SHEWISH CORSAIR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 589): NEVERMOOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 588): GRIFTER of BAD BEAT (Osage, mgr.)
                           RUDE BUDDHA of MINISTRY OF SKA (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 563): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 553): MATTEO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 538): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): BLADERUNNER of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 234): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 438): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings fellow Kaltosians!  I am just as surprised to be Duelmaster as you
are, after being challenged by Bombette.  To be completely honest the gods were
watching over me.  If the fight lasted ten more seconds I would have probably have
passed out from exhaustion.
     The GC invite report says that I favor the shortsword, which I think is a bunch
of hooie.  Why would anyone fight with a little sword when a big sword is so much
more intimidating.  They also said I fight best when running high offense and very
low activity.  I have never tried fighting like that except against someone like
Bombette, otherwise I would standing before Ahringol telling him to kiss my....
     Anyway, my visit here was shorter than expected and I will not be fighting at
the Isle.  So I leave wishing you all luck in the future.

Your Duelmaster and retiring Lord Protector, Apprentice

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in KALTOS!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for PENDRU ROST?  THE 
MIDDLE WAY 5's proud of him after beating GOOMBARIO and getting 9 points.  Talk about 
yer big time losers!  GOOMBARIO got smashed by PENDRU ROST, and lost 4 points!  Was 
that a tear I saw in SASHA's eye, as she took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't 
APPRENTICE fit to be tied!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine 
hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you 
guys know something that I don't?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are PAPER MARIO?  
THE MIDDLE WAY 5, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Can WIZARD'S WRATH's HALIBUTT be more popular than me?  It was 
challenged the most, but is that really the same?  For sure, I was holding my breath 
when I found out TINY TOES challenged HALIBUTT.  After all, haven't PAPER MARIO and 
WIZARD'S WRATH had a long standing duel in KALTOS?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or 
anything, but HALIBUTT wants me to write about it since it defeated TINY TOES.  
Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All KALTOS 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.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SASHA 4009                   11   5  1    99       CASSEY'S CREW (112)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIFFINAL 4865                18  14  2   102       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERDIG IBBINS 4902           18  14  0    88       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 HALIBUTT 4866                15   9  0    84       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
 JAMMY LARKE 4926             10   5  0    68       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINY TOES 4913                7   8  1    66       PAPER MARIO (457)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEN-13 4949                   6   0  1    54       IMAGE (517)
-SLINKY 4915                   7   5  2    53       PAPER MARIO (457)
-TUBBA BLUBBA 4395             5   4  0    46       PAPER MARIO (457)
 KATIRONA MURH 4929            6   6  2    44       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELLY 4011                   10   6  0    36       CASSEY'S CREW (112)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPAWN 4946                    5   1  1    32       IMAGE (517)
 VIOLATER 4948                 3   2  0    26       IMAGE (517)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAVAGE DRAGON 4947            5   1  0    23       IMAGE (517)
 FELISSA HURM 4955             5   2  0    17       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 PENDRU ROST 4956              1   4  0    13       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 GOOMBARIO 4966                1   1  0     4       PAPER MARIO (457)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OSKSI NOBLE             0  0 0                      SPAWN 4946            604  NONE
SUPER PATRIOT 4945      1  5 0 IMAGE 517            BLACK ORC             604  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Apprentice -- You fought well, defeated me fairly, and deserve the crown.  I salute
you. -- Bombette

Super Patriot -- Man, was I lucky, lucky, lucky. -- Goombario

The retiring Bombette is:
14(+2)-18(+3)-16-7(+2)-21(+1)-6-11(+1) mode-ish TP
Trem/Trem Great Damage
Only an expert Parry. (learn rate 1.11 skill/turn)
Quarterstaff/Low/Low
Parry tactic; learns attack
Lots of interesting surprises, none of which matter in retirement. -- Luigi, Paper
Mario Manager

Bombette -- You are definitely built like a brick house. -- Apprentice

Sasha -- Try and kill me will ya. -- Tiffinal

Jammy Larke -- I wish I could learn like that. -- Halibutt

Bombette -- I am sure you have made a lot of men "pass out" in your time. --
Apprentice

Feliss Hurm -- I will now die for my liege! -- Super Patriot

Pendru Rost -- I will tear off your ears! -- Savage Dragon

Pendru Rost -- Abraxis is very good to me! (raw goat steaks) -- Savage Dragon

Savage Dragon -- You know, I had an idea that savage beasts were supposed to be kept
in cages.  Well, except during the bloodgames, or when fights run over an hour--  Oh,
did you hear about that?  Rumor has it that someone in the Commission is
contemplating "sending in the lions" when fights run too long.  Never gonna happen,
they don't make changes.  But, not being a total parry, I kinda like the idea there.
-- Pendru Rost

Halibutt -- Euwh, fish!  I totally don't like fish.  I don't even like them enough to
filet them, which is why you got off easy.  Well, and because you have more
experience than me. -- Jammy Larke
P.S.  Did you make a wizard so mad that he turned you into a man-fish?  Gruesome!

Oh, gods, please!  Everybody help me convince M. Chardinee that I did NOT say he was
worthless and weak.  He'll have the whole Chardinee Society on me if he thinks I did.
Some reporter on the Commission hates me. -- Gerdig Ibbins

The Fratsfa Slave bothers me.  I mean, he isn't Fratsfan HIMSELF, so he must have
been bought from them, right?  He's...SECOND HAND.  Tawdry.  Practically an insult to
any gladiator with a little experience. -- Katirona Murh

The Mordant Deserter.  (sigh)  I'd like some more information here.  Why did he leave
Mordant?  What made it "desertion"?  Is there a price on his head?  I hardly think
he'd be worth much, unless it's as a horrid example. -- Felissa Hurm

Luigi -- (exasperated look)  Gangrel wasn't HERE, he was in Zukal.  These people
don't know what a nuisance he was, so how can they be glad he's gone? -- Jorja

Super Patriot -- Which god, what country, eh? -- Felissa Hurm

Our congratulations to Apprentice and Bombette. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Bombette -- The knowledge that you will be passing near my place of confinement will
empower me to fight harder to escape! -- Fergus Hill
P.S.  I still don't know why I was nabbed and locked up.  It couldn't be the treasure
map, could it?

Gerdig Ibbins -- You want insulted?  I'll show you SERIOUSLY insulted. -- Devrie
Scatha, Concubine Out of Favor

Gerdig Ibbins -- "Bested"?  I don't think so.  Temporarily defeated, I will allow,
and I will never again take one too many whiskeys before the fight and agree to
fighting with one hand behind my back. -- M. Tolovi Chardinee

Katirona Murh -- (whimper)  You Delarquans are too mean! -- Larsanthek of Kurukar and
Fratsfa

Felissa Hurm -- I'm paid to fight, not to answer impertinent questions, woman. --
Rovalo d'Kormachi, formerly of Mordant
P.S.  Like all women, you talk too much.

Spawn -- Not bad for an overgrown dwarf. -- Rovalo d'Kormachi, formerly of Mordant

Violator -- You should be on MY side! -- Lurvayne to'Kass, a gambler and scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUPER PATRIOT was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TINY TOES was unbelievably bested by HALIBUTT in a 5 minute Challenge battle.
GOOMBARIO was defeated by PENDRU ROST in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge duel.
APPRENTICE was devastated by SASHA in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
TIFFINAL narrowly defeated GERDIG IBBINS in a 2 minute master's competition.
JAMMY LARKE won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute fight.
KELLY was bested by GEN-13 in a 2 minute match.
KATIRONA MURH bested VIOLATER in a 1 minute veteran vs. beginner competition.
SPAWN slaughtered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FELISSA HURM was viciously subdued by SAVAGE DRAGON in a crowd boring 12 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   5 -  0      76  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -   8 -  3      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  14 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 604 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         2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SASHA 4009                 11   5  1   99 CASSEY'S CREW (112)
AIMED BLOW       TIFFINAL 4865              18  14  2  102 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
LUNGING ATTACK   GERDIG IBBINS 4902         18  14  0   88 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JAMMY LARKE 4926           10   5  0   68 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
PARRY-LUNGE      KELLY 4011                 10   6  0   36 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 TINY TOES 4913.  The ten other most popular fighters were PENDRU ROST 4956, 
TIFFINAL 4865, GEN-13 4949, GERDIG IBBINS 4902, SUPER PATRIOT 4945, HALIBUTT 4866, 
SASHA 4009, JAMMY LARKE 4926, GOOMBARIO 4966, and KATIRONA MURH 4929.

The least popular fighter this week was SAVAGE DRAGON 4947.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FELISSA HURM 4955, KELLY 4011, SPAWN 4946, VIOLATER 4948, 
KATIRONA MURH 4929, GOOMBARIO 4966, JAMMY LARKE 4926, SASHA 4009, HALIBUTT 4866, and 
SUPER PATRIOT 4945.

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

BOMBETTE (5-4399) PAPER MARIO (457)
APPRENTICE (5-4858) WIZARD'S WRATH (508)