DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/02/2010    Duedate: 02/15/2010

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-643

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CREDIT CARD
BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
(5-4052) [13-1-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CREDIT CARD                    SCOOTIE PUFF JR
BLOOD SUCKERS (419)            011510A (527)
(5-4052) [13-1-0,109]          (5-5033) [1-0-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PENDRU ROST                    MOSQUITO
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
(5-4956) [13-31-0,70]          (5-5011) [5-6-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOOD SUCKERS (419)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)          40
2. 011510A (527)               30      BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
3. BLOOD SUCKERS (419)         17      Unchartered Team
4. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)       1
5. CASSEY'S CREW (112)          0      011510A (527)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*011510A (527)              2   0  0  100   1/ 1 BLOOD SUCKERS (419)       8  1 0
 2/ 1 BLOOD SUCKERS (419)       27  13  1 67.5   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    7  8 0
 3/ 0*ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)         3   2  0 60.0   3/ 0*ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)        3  2 0
 4/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   512 510 17 50.1   4/ 0*011510A (527)             2  0 0
 5- 3 CASSEY'S CREW (112)      131 148  9 47.0   5- 3 CASSEY'S CREW (112)       1  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 #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
stuff--"
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): RIDLEY SCOTT of THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): MATT RICIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): 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 220): ROOT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): SKI-BUM 18 (Ski-Bum, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, 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 220): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): PALMETTA PATTY of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
                           BARRIO of WORDS THAT END IN 0 (Otis?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): TAREK of LUROCIAN PRIDE (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of KALTOS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  SCOOTIE PUFF JR caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested RAVEN and was awarded 17 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, MOTHER-IN-LAW put down 
IRVINA KORL, causing her to lose 7 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has CREDIT CARD in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city 
champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  
Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In KALTOS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in KALTOS as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CREDIT CARD 4052             13   1  0   109       BLOOD SUCKERS (419)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOTHER-IN-LAW 4050            9   5  1    99       BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
-KELLY 4011                   21  20  0    94       CASSEY'S CREW (112)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRVINA KORL 4978             14  15  0    75       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 PENDRU ROST 4956             13  31  0    70       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASHLEY 4981                  12   3  0    60       CASSEY'S CREW (112)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIDGET IMER 5021              8   1  1    59       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSQUITO 5011                 5   6  0    54       BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
 LEORA NOEVAL 5020             8   3  0    39       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LULIA NIM 5022                5   4  0    33       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOOTIE PUFF JR 5033          1   0  0    17       011510A (527)
 XEROS 5046                    1   0  0    16       ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)
 TALON 5047                    1   0  0    14       ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)
 WITTY MERMAN 5036             1   0  0    13       011510A (527)
 KARMA 5045                    1   0  0     8       ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)
 RAVEN 5049                    0   1  0     1       ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)
 SOREX 5048                    0   1  0     1       ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kelly -- I wish you wouldn't do that.  I'm sure if we worked together, we could
accomplish great things. -- Irvina Korl

Mosquito -- Citronella works! -- Gidget Imer

Credit Card -- Never touch the thing, myself. -- Pendru Rost

A truly pathetic Osksi Noble, portrayed by a dwarf who didn't have his heart in the
job. -- Lulia Nim

Do NOT buy a used boat from that Merchant! -- Leora Noeval

Credit Card -- How can it be that you don't have the fights and wins to graduate?  It
seems like you've been here FOREVER. -- various opponents

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CREDIT CARD devastated PENDRU ROST in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
MOTHER-IN-LAW vanquished IRVINA KORL in a 1 minute uneven battle.
GIDGET IMER subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute fight.
LULIA NIM was viciously subdued by MOSQUITO in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.
LEORA NOEVAL overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SCOOTIE PUFF JR bested RAVEN in a 2 minute gory duel.
WITTY MERMAN devastated SOREX in a unpopular 9 minute mismatched match.
KARMA defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute beginner's melee.
XEROS won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
TALON luckily beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 7 minute gory beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   1 -  1      92  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 643 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING 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           13   1  0  109 BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOTHER-IN-LAW 4050          9   5  1   99 BLOOD SUCKERS (419)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GIDGET IMER 5021            8   1  1   59 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PENDRU ROST 4956.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MOSQUITO 5011.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCOOTIE PUFF JR 
5033, RAVEN 5049, CREDIT CARD 4052, XEROS 5046, MOTHER-IN-LAW 4050, GIDGET IMER 5021, 
LEORA NOEVAL 5020, SOREX 5048, LULIA NIM 5022, and PENDRU ROST 4956.

The least popular fighter this week was WITTY MERMAN 5036.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TALON 5047, KARMA 5045, IRVINA KORL 4978, PENDRU ROST 4956, 
LULIA NIM 5022, SOREX 5048, LEORA NOEVAL 5020, GIDGET IMER 5021, MOTHER-IN-LAW 4050, 
and XEROS 5046.