DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/21/2009    Duedate: 08/03/2009

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-629

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FAST FORWARD
TECHNOLOGY (283)
(5-4484) [18-9-0,145]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FAST FORWARD                   BUZZ KILL
TECHNOLOGY (283)               HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)
(5-4484) [18-9-0,145]          (5-4991) [2-2-0,14]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KATIRONA MURH                  DYLLIN
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
(5-4929) [22-15-2,83]          (5-4983) [2-3-0,37]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WIZARD'S WRATH (508)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TECHNOLOGY (283)            74
2. WIZARD'S WRATH (508)        19      TECHNOLOGY (283)
3. HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)       8      Unchartered Team
4. THE MASTERS (49)             1
5. CASSEY'S CREW (112)          0      HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 TECHNOLOGY (283)         491 405 30 54.8   1/ 2 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)      8  7 1
 2/ 1 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)     105 103  7 50.5   2/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    6  9 0
 3/ 4*HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)     2   2  0 50.0   3/ 0 TECHNOLOGY (283)          4  1 0
 4/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   473 479 16 49.7   4- 3 CASSEY'S CREW (112)       1  1 0
 5- 3 CASSEY'S CREW (112)      121 140  9 46.4   5/ 4*HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)    1  2 0
 6/ 0*THE MASTERS (49)           0   1  0  0.0   6/ 0*THE MASTERS (49)          0  1 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 627): WYRD of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 510): BRANDY PINKERTON of PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 633): KOVARAMANN VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 628): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 628): WHISPER WALK of MY LITTLE TRIBE (Little Whop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 632): EPEE MYSTIQUE of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 621): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 618): SPARE ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 617): ULLRICH BLADESONG of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 589): EVA MENDES of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 581): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 562): COLLINGWOOD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 565): REEKY SNEAK of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 516): TELENIA of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 248): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 236): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 465): CAPTAIN SCOURGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 213): BADGER of RUSSIAN BIRDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 509): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 627): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 510): PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 633): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 628): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 628): MY LITTLE TRIBE (Little Whop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 632): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 621): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 618): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 617): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 589): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 581): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 262): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 565): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 516): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 248): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 236): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 465): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 213): BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 509) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 627): WYRD of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 509): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 628): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 632): SOLSKJAER of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
                           BARTEZ of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 617): ULLRICH BLADESONG of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
               (turn 616): CROUCHING HAMSTER of D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 581): PLATINUM BLONDE of TEAM TRIANGLE (?, mgr.)
                  (turn 580): REDD CORVAIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 261): DEELA ELLIS of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 248): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
                           A.O. HELL of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I apologize for the lack of a column during my stay atop the throne.  I
submitted one a few turns ago, but the commission informed me that someone named Hal
ate it.  Wonder if he is one of those mythical purple paper eaters I heard about?
Hmmm then again maybe I don't wanna know.
     Now I am not really surprised to have been able to sit atop the throne the past
few turns, because I do have a pretty serious style advantage over my two current
challengers.  Felissa and Katirona, you are both tough competitors, but that hasn't
been enough to overcome my advantage.
     One thing I am a bit shocked about is getting my invite to the Isle this past
turn.  I thought I would have to be forced out when I reached 50 fights, but
evidently I am slightly bonused in parry and that last skill gave me the expert
needed to meet the eligibility requirements.
     Well my manager informed me that since I am immortal I am heading to the
tournament before fighting my last fight here.  Maybe I can survive long enough to
pick up a few pointers from the highly skilled warriors I will be fighting in the
Challengers class.  Wish me luck, I have a funny feeling I am going to need a lot of
it.
     The reason my name is Halibutt is because I was magically transformed into a
golem from a fish years ago by Purple Sage.  I was going to be dinner and he needed a
final member for the Wizards Wrath guild.  I guess he must have seen something in me
all those years ago, because who would have though a nearly dead fish could get such
a good favorite weapon.  <wink>
     Lastly I must thank the Visionist for giving me a chance and not sending me to
fight by torchlight when he took over the guild.  Thanks to his encouragment and the
training given by his retired Osksian Lord Protector Specter, I would never been able
to achieve this.

Your Kaltosian Duelmaster and newest Lord Protector Halibutt

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt KALTOS will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as THE MIDDLE WAY 5 is pushed out of top team by WIZARD'S WRATH, who came from 2nd 
with a 3-2-1 this turn.  And let's see, KADASYA fought IRVINA KORL and gained 23 
points and contributed to WIZARD'S WRATH's 3-2-1.  IRVINA KORL has lost to KADASYA, 
falling 22 points, while helping make THE MIDDLE WAY 5 a 1-4-0 turn.  And not without 
some honor, FAST FORWARD now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of KALTOS.  
Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters 
do dishes at The Victory Tavern until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     I like this place, KALTOS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAST FORWARD 4484            18   9  0   145       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELISSA HURM 4955            23   9  0   100       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATIRONA MURH 4929           22  15  2    83       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONNY 4671                    5   3  0    81       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KELLY 4011                   17  15  0    66       CASSEY'S CREW (112)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595           6   2  0    55       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 PENDRU ROST 4956             11  19  0    52       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 KADASYA 4965                  4   7  0    52       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
-ASHLEY 4981                   6   0  0    41       CASSEY'S CREW (112)
 DYLLIN 4983                   2   3  0    37       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRVINA KORL 4978              7   8  0    30       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITHMIRE 5005                 2   0  1    19       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
 MECHANON 4696                 1   0  0    19       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 BUZZ KILL 4991                2   2  0    14       HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)
 KOLVER MOON 5000              3   2  0    11       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 LANDON CHANDLER 83            0   1  0     1       THE MASTERS (49)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LORE 4695               0  1 0 TECHNOLOGY 283       TITHMIRE 5005         629   
RUG 168 5007            0  1 0 WIZARD'S WRATH 508   ARENAMASTER TROK      629  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Halibutt -- Do you get tired, sometimes, of being the butt of jokes based on your
name?  Not that I'm going to apologize, what else is there to say?  I have it on good
authority that five repeats of "Good fight" won't carry the newsletter through the
printer. -- Felissa Hurm

That Venomous Concubine is so selfish!  She will NOT tell me who does her hair, and I
really want to know. -- Katirona Murh

Kadasya -- I hope the wizard's wrath doesn't fall on you; it was an uneven fight.  Of
course, in an arena this small, unless you fight a standby, "uneven" is the name of
the game.  And even the standbys... the handicapper has weird notions of what
constitutes "fair." -- Pendru Rost

Dyllin -- Stick with me, kid, and I'll teach you amazing things! -- Irvina Korl

Buzz Kill -- Coffee?  Ack. -- Kolver Moon

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

Halibutt -- We wish you all the best, but there are no "lands" to give, and besides,
you're leaving.  Why should we give lands to someone who is moving away forever? --
Arenamaster Troktai
P.S.  And you're a golem.  What use would a golem have for lands?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUG 168 was butchered by ARENAMASTER TROKTAI in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HALIBUTT was savagely defeated by FAST FORWARD in a 2 minute veteran's Title melee.
FELISSA HURM won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
KATIRONA MURH was defeated by SONNY in a 2 minute mismatched match.
PENDRU ROST was devastated by ELECTRIC SHEEP in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
IRVINA KORL was devastated by KADASYA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DYLLIN overcame FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute fight.
TITHMIRE easily killed LORE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
KOLVER MOON was vanquished by MECHANON in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
BUZZ KILL vanquished LANDON CHANDLER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 629 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 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FAST FORWARD 4484          18   9  0  145 TECHNOLOGY (283)
TOTAL PARRY      FELISSA HURM 4955          23   9  0  100 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
WALL OF STEEL    KATIRONA MURH 4929         22  15  2   83 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
SLASHING ATTACK  SONNY 4671                  5   3  0   81 TECHNOLOGY (283)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KATIRONA MURH 4929.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DYLLIN 4983.  The ten other most popular fighters were FAST FORWARD 4484, 
FELISSA HURM 4955, SONNY 4671, ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595, KADASYA 4965, KOLVER MOON 5000, 
BUZZ KILL 4991, RUG 168 5007, KATIRONA MURH 4929, and TITHMIRE 5005.

The least popular fighter this week was LANDON CHANDLER 83.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MECHANON 4696, LORE 4695, IRVINA KORL 4978, PENDRU ROST 4956, 
TITHMIRE 5005, KATIRONA MURH 4929, RUG 168 5007, BUZZ KILL 4991, KOLVER MOON 5000, 
and KADASYA 4965.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FAST FORWARD (5-4484) TECHNOLOGY (283)

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

HALIBUTT (5-4866) WIZARD'S WRATH (508)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLIII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GREEN TODY 2282 (61-29-2)              2  3  0         PURELY TROPICAL      
TOUCAN SAM 2838 (71-29-1)              2  3  0         PURELY TROPICAL      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOARISH YELTSIN 3109 (85-48-2)         6  4  0         PARTY ANIMALS        
ICE FOX 3877 (54-21-0)                 4  3  0         OF WOLF AND MEN 4    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FREDERICK DOUGLASS 4424 (23-6-1)       4  3  0         I'M HISTORY          
TIFFINAL 4865 (21-17-2)                2  3  0         WIZARD'S WRATH       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WOLFMAN JACK 4594 (11-1-1)             6  3  0         PARTY ANIMALS        
HALIBUTT 4866 (22-12-0)                0  3  0         WIZARD'S WRATH       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DOE JACOBS 4996 (0-0-0)                8  3  0  DEAD   FRIENDS, NO FAMILY   

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 15 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                     WHITE THUNDER (4-6040) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (120) 
                       SISONGOEN (12-5168) LUROCIANS IV  (438) 
                JUMPINJACK FLASH (13-5143) PERFECTION QUEST 13  (527) 
                  HARD DAYS KNIGHT (38-2369) BUBBA LOVES CHESS  (193) 
                     POWDERED SOAP (82-2837) MY BUTT HURTS  (392) 
                    HICHAM (82-18389) SUPERIOR FORCES 1306  (2829) 
                    DEADLA (82-20623) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201  (2263) 
                  CLEVELAND STEAMER (82-25002) OHIO EXPRESS  (3993) 
                   YELLOW POST-IT (82-26131) WORK WITH THIS  (4213) 
                  CHARLOTTE (82-29266) SUPERIOR FORCES 3402  (4771) 
                    YELLOW BRICK TOAD (82-32755) 12/19/04J  (5407) 
                    SOULSNARE (82-37248) OBLIVION CLEAVERS  (6167) 
                      MARV (82-41424) 4-LETTER KNOCKOFFS  (6915) 
                   KAORU MOTO (82-48418) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1  (2722) 
                       RENTAL PERMIT (82-51256) 101607C  (8628) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes