DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/19/2010    Duedate: 02/01/2010

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-642

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CREDIT CARD
BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
(5-4052) [12-1-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CREDIT CARD                    POSITION IS EMPTY
BLOOD SUCKERS (419)            
(5-4052) [12-1-0,106]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KELLY                          MOTHER-IN-LAW
CASSEY'S CREW (112)            BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
(5-4011) [21-20-0,94]          (5-4050) [8-5-1,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOOD SUCKERS (419)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CASSEY'S CREW (112)         13
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      10      BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
3. BLOOD SUCKERS (419)          3      Unchartered Team

                                       ULTIMA 1 (256)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BLOOD SUCKERS (419)       24  13  1 64.9   1/ 1 BLOOD SUCKERS (419)       7  2 0
 2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   510 507 17 50.1   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    6  9 0
 3/ 3 CASSEY'S CREW (112)      131 148  9 47.0   3/ 3 CASSEY'S CREW (112)       3  3 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[ Report from the Tourney #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here, with a report from the Winter Tourney.  Okay, maybe this isn't
Atlantis, but it's somewhere warm, and if that isn't a beach, at least it's sand,
and, as advertised, there are drinks with umbrellas in them.  And young women with a
lot of suntan showing.  By the time you read this, the tourney will be over, but
while I'm writing it, the tourney is NOT over.  And a lot of you guys reading this
won't have been able to go, anyway.
     I'm interviewing Zalgor Prigg, one of the managers participating in the Old
Valamantis Bloodgames, and let me tell you, Old Valamantis is not a place you want to
hang around if you don't have to.  It's rotten with magic, to begin with--Folstrom
magic, the blackest there is--and then it's got all this blood and violence on top of
it, and it makes for a dark and scary venue.  Anything might rise out of the ruins
around the arena, summoned by the blood and the curses of the managers.
     "Mr. Prigg, could you tell us why you--"
     "It was the play on words," the manager said, overriding the question.  "I
couldn't resist--the chance to call a Bloodgames team Phoenix, you know, the 'rising
from the ashes of death' business.  Of course, then I had to change it to Phonetix,
but that's okay, keep people guessing."
     "I've heard the Commission mages talking about that name, sir, and they seem
alarmed.  One of them said the name was practically a spell in itself, used here."
     "I heard.  That's why I had to change it."
     "Have you considered what might actually rise from the ashes and blood here as a
result?"
     "Well, no, but that isn't my business, you know.  I manage gladiators.  Let the
mages worry about what pops in from some other dimension.  Besides, what if nothing
happens?"
     "But, sir, there have already been reports of zombie rats and tentacled monsters
lurking in the backs of the locker rooms!  And someone is bound to consider that you
have a partial responsibility--"
     "No," Prigg said, "I have no responsibility for that kind of thing.  I'm no
magician, I haven't been reading forbidden tomes...."  He paused, looking thoughtful.
"Maybe it was TigToad with his Obscure Lore...."
     "I don't believe there's a team of that name in this Bloodgames--"
     "No, not here.  Earlier, in Veastian.  He could have been, hmm, preparing for
this, opening contacts if not gates, stuff like that.  Has anybody seen any Dark
Toads around?"
     "Not until they've had six drinks with umbrellas in them.  Tell me, sir, have
you given any thought to the moral implications of the Bloodgames?"
     "What moral implications?" the manager asked.  "This isn't about morals, it's
about survival.  And the way to survive on the sands is to kill your opponents every
chance you get!"
     "Yes, but--"
     "There's a reason they don't hold these contests up in Andoria," the manager
said sternly.  "Good people in their ways, the Andorians, but they just aren't cut
out for this kind of grim business."  He paused to listen to the roar of the crowds
jamming the ancient arena.  Checked the marquee where slaves dangled from ropes and
updated the records of participants.  Nodded, grimly satisfied.  "Another death.
That's good--can't have too many survivors, or it cheapens the victory at the end."
     "But the death toll--"
     "Bah!  Don't get the idea that these gladiators are the flower of Alastarian
youth.  The ones who enter the Bloodgames are the men with no hope.  We offer them a
future they could never have dreamed of, but they have to work for it, sweat for it,
bleed for it, and sometimes die for it.  The survivors..." he bared his teeth in a
grin that would not have looked out of place on a wolf, "they owe us EVERYTHING, and
they'll do anything to repay us."
     "But--"
     "And besides," Zalgor Prigg went on, "if you really want to take up the moral
question, go talk to the Grey Wand.  She's the one set this up, after all."
     "I don't see the point, frankly.  She's got plenty of Lord Protectors, and they
have longer training, skills polished and honed to a--"
     "The Bloodgames victors, they're Her enforcers," Prigg said.  "No polish, sure,
but when a dirty job needs doing, one of these guys will do it, and no questions
asked."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 640): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 523): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 617): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 641): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 636): ACOLYTE 1 of GOLDEN DAWN (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 645): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 629): CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 631): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 630): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 602): GRACIE NICOLE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 594): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 268): XYOKOR YAHL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 578): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 529): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): SAND STORM of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 219): BAYLY of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 522): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 640): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 523): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 617): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 641): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 636): THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 645): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 628): Bacon Makin' (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 631): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 630): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 602): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 594): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 268): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 578): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 529): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 219): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 522) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 644): BLUEBURN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 601): EVA MENDEZ of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 267): WHAKAPAPA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 577): DACIMOUSEL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           LAZY LOOKOUT of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 528): GOB of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 475): SALTY DOG of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 218): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Boy, that was not expected.  Credit Card must have been maxeed out to lose to
VC.  Thanks to Irvina for constantly losing to me to let me get to this position.
Trying to be Dartor's first p-lunge to advanced, the only style not represented.
Good luck to all next week.

                Kelly

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  KALTOS needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for KELLY?  
CASSEY'S CREW's proud of her after beating IRVINA KORL and getting 10 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  IRVINA KORL's match with KELLY cost her a loss of 8 points!  
This Duelmaster is like something else!  CREDIT CARD stopped PENDRU ROST dead in his 
tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!  
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  BLOOD SUCKERS 
was the most avoided team.  Is a 24-13-1 record really that scary?  Is there some 
deep dark secret why CASSEY'S CREW's been avoiding BLOOD SUCKERS so much?  Or is it 
just that they're too scared?  Can THE MIDDLE WAY 5's IRVINA KORL be more popular 
than me?  She was challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All KALTOS ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  KALTOS is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CREDIT CARD 4052             12   1  0   106       BLOOD SUCKERS (419)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELLY 4011                   21  20  0    94       CASSEY'S CREW (112)
 MOTHER-IN-LAW 4050            8   5  1    91       BLOOD SUCKERS (419)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRVINA KORL 4978             14  14  0    82       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 PENDRU ROST 4956             13  30  0    69       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASHLEY 4981                  12   3  0    60       CASSEY'S CREW (112)
 GIDGET IMER 5021              7   1  1    57       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSQUITO 5011                 4   6  0    48       BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
 LULIA NIM 5022                5   3  0    35       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEORA NOEVAL 5020             7   3  0    32       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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ashley -- Any relation to the people who make wood heaters?  Good product. -- Irvina
Korl, wondering whether a wood heater in the guildhouse might not be a good thing

Mother-in-Law -- Well, darn.  That's the trouble with a heavy fog, you don't see
trouble coming in time to avoid it.  Okay, *I* don't see it coming.  So... you might
as well come in. -- Pendru Rost

Mosquito -- If they'd just let me bring a fogger into the arena as my primary weapon,
we might get a different result. -- Leora Noeval

The Userous Merchant is a fool.  Of course, if he weren't a fool, he wouldn't have
been detected in his usery and penalized for it. -- Gidget Imer

Ah, the Cult Member.  An interesting person, in a smarmy, slimey way. -- Lulia Nim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KELLY bested IRVINA KORL in a action packed 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
MOSQUITO was subdued by GIDGET IMER in a 2 minute brutal Challenge melee.
CREDIT CARD overpowered PENDRU ROST in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
MOTHER-IN-LAW viciously subdued ASHLEY in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
LULIA NIM devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
LEORA NOEVAL was luckily beaten by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   1 -  1      88  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   2 -  1      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  14 -  0      26  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 642 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       CREDIT CARD 4052           12   1  0  106 BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
PARRY-LUNGE      KELLY 4011                 21  20  0   94 CASSEY'S CREW (112)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOTHER-IN-LAW 4050          8   5  1   91 BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
TOTAL PARRY      ASHLEY 4981                12   3  0   60 CASSEY'S CREW (112)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GIDGET IMER 5021            7   1  1   57 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
LUNGING ATTACK   LULIA NIM 5022              5   3  0   35 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KELLY 4011.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MOTHER-IN-LAW 4050.  The ten other most popular fighters were LEORA NOEVAL 5020, 
GIDGET IMER 5021, KELLY 4011, MOSQUITO 5011, CREDIT CARD 4052, LULIA NIM 5022, IRVINA 
KORL 4978, ASHLEY 4981, PENDRU ROST 4956, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was PENDRU ROST 4956.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ASHLEY 4981, IRVINA KORL 4978, LULIA NIM 5022, CREDIT CARD 
4052, MOSQUITO 5011, KELLY 4011, GIDGET IMER 5021, LEORA NOEVAL 5020, MOTHER-IN-LAW 
4050, and  0.