DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/03/2010    Duedate: 08/16/2010

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-656

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SONNY
TECHNOLOGY (283)
(5-4671) [10-10-1,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SONNY                          MS GOODBODY
TECHNOLOGY (283)               JAMES BONDAGE (531)
(5-4671) [10-10-1,142]         (5-5080) [5-3-1,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PENDRU ROST                    SONNY
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         TECHNOLOGY (283)
(5-4956) [16-41-0,89]          (5-4671) [10-10-1,142]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TECHNOLOGY (283)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)          47
2. TECHNOLOGY (283)            25      TECHNOLOGY (283)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)       1      Unchartered Team
4. DREAD EMPIRE (524)           0
5. BLOOD SUCKERS (419)          0      JAMES BONDAGE (531)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 011510A (527)             15   2  1 88.2   1/ 1 TECHNOLOGY (283)         10  3 1
 2- 2 BLOOD SUCKERS (419)       48  22  2 68.6   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    5 10 0
 3- 3*DREAD EMPIRE (524)         3   2  1 60.0   3/ 0*JAMES BONDAGE (531)       2  3 0
 4/ 4 TECHNOLOGY (283)         520 431 33 54.7   4/ 6 ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)        2  6 0
 5/ 0*JAMES BONDAGE (531)       20  20  1 50.0   5- 3 BLOOD SUCKERS (419)       1  0 0
 6/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   537 550 17 49.4   6- 4*DREAD EMPIRE (524)        1  0 0
 7/ 7 ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)        20  31  3 39.2   7- 5 011510A (527)             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 654): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 537): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): PERFECT DRUG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 631): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 655): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 650): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): HARPOON of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 643): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 645): ERIN GO BRAGH of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 275): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 592): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 488): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): HOCKEY of GAMES CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 536): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 654): MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 537): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 631): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 655): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 650): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): BONSUR LONG NAMES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 643): BACON MAKIN' (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 645): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 375): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 592): I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (?, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): VIRUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 488): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): STATES (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 536) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 653): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 536): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): PERFECT DRUG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): BLAKSUNN of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 643): WALLACE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 611): SHERRY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 591): COLDFISHFINGER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for MECHANON, who flew 
up 21 points in the rankings after mashing PENDRU ROST like a melon.  Keep your eye 
on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  GIDGET 
IMER was overcame by RAVEN and drops 12 points.  Our battling duelmaster SONNY has 
managed to hold the title, fending off IRVINA KORL's none too subtle advances.  
Better luck next time, THE MIDDLE WAY 5.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the 
body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that TECHNOLOGY was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of TECHNOLOGY's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to 
boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause ZOMBIE SQUAD beats feet every time 
TECHNOLOGY smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONNY 4671                   10  10  1   142       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENDRU ROST 4956             16  41  0    89       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 IRVINA KORL 4978             20  22  0    84       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 RAVEN 5054                    5   1  1    80       ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)
 MECHANON 4696                10   3  0    78       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEORA NOEVAL 5020            13  11  0    60       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-JUDAS PRIUS 5014              6   4  0    60       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 GIDGET IMER 5021             13   9  1    58       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WITTY MERMAN 5036             5   0  0    41       011510A (527)
 MAURINA OBEL 5052             6   6  0    40       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 MS GOODBODY 5080              5   3  1    38       JAMES BONDAGE (531)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLITAIRE 5079                4   4  0    33       JAMES BONDAGE (531)
-EX OBLIVIONE 5018             3   2  1    33       DREAD EMPIRE (524)
 MAY DAY 5081                  4   4  0    27       JAMES BONDAGE (531)
 Q'UTE 5083                    5   3  0    26       JAMES BONDAGE (531)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED MERCURY 5063              3   2  1    21       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 PUSSY GALORE 5082             2   6  0    20       JAMES BONDAGE (531)
 TIK-TOK 5062                  1   1  0    18       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 BLAZE 5076                    1   0  0    13       ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)
-FLEA SUCKER 4048              0   1  0     1       BLOOD SUCKERS (419)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SCOOTIE PUFF JR 5033   10  2 1 011510A 527          SONNY 4671            654   
BUB BYE 5078            0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 529     STONE GOLEM           656  NONE
SEE YA 5077             0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 529     HIGH ELF              656  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sonny -- Well, I suppose it's an honor to be in a title match, but I'm not sure I was
up for that honor.  There are things I'm really good at, of course, we all have our
skills, but high-level gladiating doesn't seem to be one of mine. -- Gidget Imer

A Venomous Concubine?  That silly woman doesn't know a thing. -- Irvina Korl

Raven -- Have you considered that you might do better to find a bust of Pallas and
sit on it?  It's a boring job, but somebody's got to do it.  Or maybe you're supposed
to sit on a door lintel until someone heaves the aforesaid bust of Pallas at you.  I
forget the details, but I'm sure you could look them up. -- Pendru Rost

Mechanon -- I bet you're a golem-maker, which is EVEN WORSE than being a golem
yourself.  Golems take jobs away from deserving humans.  And undeserving humans, too,
but nobody cares about THEM. -- Maurina Obel

Judas Prius -- I dunno, I understand Maurina's point about golems, I guess, but what
the heck, some of my best friends are golems.  I figure they're just people like the
rest of us, right? -- Leora Noeval
P.S.  So, what do you think of this new way of doing my hair?

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BUB BYE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was killed by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
SONNY demolished IRVINA KORL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody uneven Title fight.
GIDGET IMER was overpowered by RAVEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PENDRU ROST was bested by MECHANON in a 2 minute uneven brawl.
MS GOODBODY was overpowered by LEORA NOEVAL in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
Q'UTE slimly won victory over TIK-TOK in a slow 17 minute gruesome competition.
MAY DAY slimly lost to THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a crowd boring 7 minute duel.
MAURINA OBEL vanquished PUSSY GALORE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
SOLITAIRE defeated RED MERCURY in a 2 minute fight.
BLAZE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  11 -  1      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        18 -  12 -  2      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  18 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  10 -  0      17  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 656 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RAVEN 5054                  5   1  1   80 ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)
TOTAL PARRY      MECHANON 4696              10   3  0   78 TECHNOLOGY (283)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GIDGET IMER 5021           13   9  1   58 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
SLASHING ATTACK  MS GOODBODY 5080            5   3  1   38 JAMES BONDAGE (531)
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 BUB BYE 5078.  The ten other most popular fighters were SONNY 4671, PENDRU 
ROST 4956, MAURINA OBEL 5052, SOLITAIRE 5079, RAVEN 5054, SEE YA 5077, IRVINA KORL 
4978, MECHANON 4696, LEORA NOEVAL 5020, and PUSSY GALORE 5082.

The least popular fighter this week was TIK-TOK 5062.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were Q'UTE 5083, MAY DAY 5081, MS GOODBODY 5080, GIDGET IMER 5021, BLAZE 
5076, RED MERCURY 5063, PUSSY GALORE 5082, LEORA NOEVAL 5020, MECHANON 4696, and 
IRVINA KORL 4978.

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!