DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/04/2009    Duedate: 08/17/2009

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-630

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FELISSA HURM
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4955) [24-9-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FELISSA HURM                   CREDIT CARD
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
(5-4955) [24-9-0,102]          (5-4052) [1-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KATIRONA MURH                  TITHMIRE
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
(5-4929) [23-15-2,92]          (5-5005) [3-0-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WIZARD'S WRATH (508)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WIZARD'S WRATH (508)        53
2. BLOOD SUCKERS (419)         21      TECHNOLOGY (283)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      13      Unchartered Team
4. HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)       2
5. THE MASTERS (49)             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/ 3*HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)     3   2  0 60.0   1/ 1 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)      8  7 1
 2/ 1 TECHNOLOGY (283)         493 408 31 54.7   2/ 3 TECHNOLOGY (283)          6  4 1
 3/ 2 WIZARD'S WRATH (508)     108 105  7 50.7   3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    6  9 0
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   475 482 16 49.6   4/ 5*HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)    2  1 0
 5/ 0*BLOOD SUCKERS (419)        1   2  0 33.3   5/ 0*BLOOD SUCKERS (419)       1  2 0
 6- 6*THE MASTERS (49)           0   1  0  0.0   6- 6*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 628): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 511): BRANDY PINKERTON of PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 634): KOVARAMANN VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 629): FAST FORWARD of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 628): WHISPER WALK of MY LITTLE TRIBE (Little Whop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 633): EPEE MYSTIQUE of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 622): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 619): SPARE ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 618): MOLOTOV of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 590): EVA MENDES of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 582): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 562): COLLINGWOOD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 566): THE HYPHEN-DASH of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 517): TELENIA of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 249): NO-STICK TAPE of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 237): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 466): CAPTAIN SCOURGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 213): BADGER of RUSSIAN BIRDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 510): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 628): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 511): PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 634): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 629): WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 628): MY LITTLE TRIBE (Little Whop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 633): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 622): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 619): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 618): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 590): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 582): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 262): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 566): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 517): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 249): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 237): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 466): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 213): BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 510) 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 629): FAST FORWARD of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
               (turn 628): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 633): EPEE MYSTIQUE of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
               (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.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 590): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 581): PLATINUM BLONDE of TEAM TRIANGLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 261): DEELA ELLIS of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 249): NO-STICK TAPE of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
               (turn 248): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
                           A.O. HELL of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 466): FYRE SWORD of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, warriors of Kaltos (or what's left of it).  This is your new Duelmaster,
Fast Forward.  I really enjoyed pounding the former duelmaster on his way out of town
-- a most refreshing experience.  Sadly, I will not be here to enjoy the comforts of
Kaltos much longer, as I am bound for the Isle.  I'm the 16th member of Technology to
graduate, and the 38th overall for my manager, Otto X.

My design is nothing spectacular:  15(2)-9-9-21-17-4-11.  In case anyone wondered why
I carry a shield as a lunger, it's because I've learned all 20 parry skills.  The
Isle invitaion confirmed my favorite learn was parry.  We filed that under "DUH".  I
have master ratings in initiative, attack and parry, advanced expert defense and
expert riposte.

I'm going after the Dark Arena this turn, as I don't want to be the first lunger to
graduate this team without a kill.  My mates in Talahya would never let me hear the
end of it.

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon KALTOS, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  BLOOD SUCKERS had cause to celebrate, after CREDIT 
CARD got 19 points by beating CONVICTED THIEF.  Duelmaster FAST FORWARD from 
TECHNOLOGY is going for the gold, as he Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's STONE 
GOLEM.  Ooh, the excitement!  The crowds were amazed this turn, as STONE GOLEM killed 
the Duelmaster, FAST FORWARD, leaving TECHNOLOGY in mourning.  The audience got their 
money's worth, as they witnessed FELISSA HURM attain the throne at the cost of FAST 
FORWARD's life!  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the 
arena.  A certain tavern in KALTOS would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in KALTOS is the highlight of my life.  More important 
duties call me.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELISSA HURM 4955            24   9  0   102       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATIRONA MURH 4929           23  15  2    92       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONNY 4671                    5   4  0    86       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KADASYA 4965                  5   7  0    63       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENDRU ROST 4956             11  20  0    53       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 DYLLIN 4983                   3   3  0    45       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
 ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595           6   3  0    41       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TITHMIRE 5005                 3   0  1    33       WIZARD'S WRATH (508)
 IRVINA KORL 4978              7   9  0    30       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MECHANON 4696                 2   0  0    23       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 CREDIT CARD 4052              1   0  0    19       BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
 BUZZ KILL 4991                3   2  0    16       HOOKED ON COFFEE (522)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOLVER MOON 5000              3   3  0    12       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 BOX 5008                      1   0  1    11       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 MOTHER-IN-LAW 4050            0   1  0     1       BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
-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?
KIDS 4051               0  1 0 BLOOD SUCKERS 419    BOX 5008              630   
FAST FORWARD 4484      18 10 0 TECHNOLOGY 283       STONE GOLEM           630  NONE
LORE 4695               0  1 0 TECHNOLOGY 283       TITHMIRE 5005         629   
RUG 169 5009            0  1 0 WIZARD'S WRATH 508   BLACK ORC             630  NONE
RUG 170 5010            0  1 0 WIZARD'S WRATH 508   ARENAMASTER TROK      630  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ah, the Kung-Fu Master, Fu Toledo!  I say to him, kung-fooey to you! -- Felissa Hurm
P.S.  He's nuts, you know, or he'd get at LEAST a dagger.

Sonny -- That was a high-tech attack and no mistake.  Ouch. -- Katirona Murh

Electric Sheep -- Does this mean you're self-shearing? -- Pendru Rost

Kadasya -- Oh, well, a wrathy wizard is no one I want to cross. -- Irvina Korl

Mechanon -- Really, you should be a golem.  You'd be a natural, if that isn't a
contradiction in terms. -- Kolver Moon

Haiibutt -- Good column, amazingly eloquent for a fish. -- the Middle Way

Congratulations to Fast Forward, who is zooming in and out before we even got a
chance to try him out. -- the Middle Way

And a salute to the tourney participants. -- the Middle Way

Fast Forward -- I believe the "lands" question was covered just last turn with
Halibutt?  The situation hasn't changed in the last two weeks, you know.  I wish you
well, the rest of the arena staff wishes you well, a large portion of the population
of Kaltos probably wishes you well or at least not ill, so, have a good trip, eh? --
Arenamaster Troktai

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FAST FORWARD was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
RUG 170 was murdered by ARENAMASTER TROKTAI in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
RUG 169 was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
ELECTRIC SHEEP was bested by TITHMIRE in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
FELISSA HURM bested SONNY in a 2 minute Title duel.
KATIRONA MURH overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DYLLIN devastated IRVINA KORL in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
KADASYA handily defeated PENDRU ROST in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MECHANON won victory over KOLVER MOON in a 2 minute duel.
BUZZ KILL defeated MOTHER-IN-LAW in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
CREDIT CARD overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BOX easily killed KIDS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   3 -  0      81  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 630 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         1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FELISSA HURM 4955          24   9  0  102 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
WALL OF STEEL    KATIRONA MURH 4929         23  15  2   92 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
SLASHING ATTACK  SONNY 4671                  5   4  0   86 TECHNOLOGY (283)
LUNGING ATTACK   ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595         6   3  0   41 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 TITHMIRE 5005.  The ten other most popular fighters were KOLVER MOON 5000, 
FELISSA HURM 4955, SONNY 4671, KADASYA 4965, MOTHER-IN-LAW 4050, KATIRONA MURH 4929, 
DYLLIN 4983, BUZZ KILL 4991, CREDIT CARD 4052, and ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595.

The least popular fighter this week was KIDS 4051.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PENDRU ROST 4956, IRVINA KORL 4978, RUG 169 5009, RUG 170 5010, BOX 
5008, MECHANON 4696, ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595, CREDIT CARD 4052, BUZZ KILL 4991, and 
DYLLIN 4983.

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

FAST FORWARD (5-4484) TECHNOLOGY (283)