DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/17/2010    Duedate: 08/30/2010

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-657

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SONNY
TECHNOLOGY (283)
(5-4671) [11-10-1,149]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SONNY                          SOLITAIRE
TECHNOLOGY (283)               JAMES BONDAGE (531)
(5-4671) [11-10-1,149]         (5-5079) [5-4-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PENDRU ROST                    MAY DAY
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         JAMES BONDAGE (531)
(5-4956) [16-42-0,90]          (5-5081) [5-4-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TECHNOLOGY (283)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)          43
2. TECHNOLOGY (283)            19      TECHNOLOGY (283)
3. JAMES BONDAGE (531)         17      Unchartered Team
4. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      15
                                       JAMES BONDAGE (531)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 4 TECHNOLOGY (283)         522 432 33 54.7   1/ 1 TECHNOLOGY (283)          9  3 0
 2/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   540 552 17 49.5   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    7  8 0
 3/ 5*JAMES BONDAGE (531)       22  23  1 48.9   3/ 3*JAMES BONDAGE (531)       4  6 0
 4/ 7 ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)        22  33  3 40.0   4/ 4 ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)        4  8 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 655): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 538): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 661): CADILLAC DUNDEE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 632): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 656): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 651): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 660): HARPOON of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 644): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 646): PINCH BLISTER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 645): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 613): ATILLA of THE FALLEN ANGELS (Jahgg Grimeye, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 276): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 593): FAROMAN of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 544): OF SEA AND WIND of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, 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 489): FARGO HAIL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 537): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 655): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 538): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 661): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 632): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 656): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 651): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 660): BONSUR LONG NAMES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 644): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 646): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 645): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 613): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 376): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 593): I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (?, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 544): 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 489): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 537) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 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 645): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                           WEASEL of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
                           GRANDADDY SMURF of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
               (turn 644): BLAKSUNN of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, 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.)
                  (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, 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

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
KALTOS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see SOLITAIRE win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  And if variety 
is the spice of life, KALTOS may be getting bland, as SONNY stays top dog in the 
city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to 
know what's new, don't you, KALTOS?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  KALTOS, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  TECHNOLOGY the most avoided team?  What 
insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like JAMES BONDAGE avoided them the 
most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, GIDGET IMER was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little credit to MS GOODBODY of 
JAMES BONDAGE for challenging up by 20 to GIDGET IMER.  MS GOODBODY lost to get 34 
points of recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Three down, and one turn to go for 011510A to call in 
the bloodfeud against SONNY, else SCOOTIE PUFF JR is but small history.  Honor is 
like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will 
doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONNY 4671                   11  10  1   149       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAVEN 5054                    6   1  1    93       ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENDRU ROST 4956             16  42  0    90       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 IRVINA KORL 4978             20  23  0    83       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-MECHANON 4696                10   3  0    78       TECHNOLOGY (283)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEORA NOEVAL 5020            14  11  0    66       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 GIDGET IMER 5021             14   9  1    64       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
-JUDAS PRIUS 5014              6   4  0    60       TECHNOLOGY (283)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLITAIRE 5079                5   4  0    48       JAMES BONDAGE (531)
 MAURINA OBEL 5052             7   6  0    43       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 MS GOODBODY 5080              5   4  1    34       JAMES BONDAGE (531)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAY DAY 5081                  5   4  0    33       JAMES BONDAGE (531)
 RED MERCURY 5063              4   2  1    32       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 Q'UTE 5083                    5   4  0    25       JAMES BONDAGE (531)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUSSY GALORE 5082             2   7  0    21       JAMES BONDAGE (531)
 TIK-TOK 5062                  1   2  0    19       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 SLIM 5084                     1   0  0    15       ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)

'-' 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   
BLAZE 5076              1  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 529     ARENAMASTER TROK      657  NONE
SEE YA 5085             0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 529     HIGH ELF              657  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Red Mercury -- You were in the house of venus this time.  Good fortunes to you. --
Solitaire

Maurina -- Nicely done... I'll be keeping an eye on you. -- P. Galore

Tik Tok -- I can fix that sputtering gear of yours... hold still! -- Q'ute

Leora -- You're a quick one!  Well done. -- Goodbody

Sonny -- Sorry, but any tech more complicated than a butter churn leaves me blank. --
Irvina Korl
P.S.  And I took up gladiating in order to get out of the dairy in the first place.

Raven -- Ack!  (spits out sand)  Nevermore! -- Gidget Imer

Mechanon -- But doesn't that name put off women?  Make 'em think you're a golem or
something? -- Pendru Rost, living (so far) proof that merely having fifty fights is
not enough to cause graduation, dammit

Ms Goodbody -- Think well of yourself, don't you?  But I notice that the audience was
not impressed. -- Leora Noeval, trying (not very hard) to avoid smugness

Pussy Galore -- A golem?  You mean... like one of those inflatable dolls one hears
about?  Euwh. -- Maurina Obel

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

BLAZE was butchered by ARENAMASTER TROKTAI in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MS GOODBODY was handily defeated by GIDGET IMER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
Q'UTE lost to MAURINA OBEL in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
SONNY devastated PENDRU ROST in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
RAVEN demolished IRVINA KORL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LEORA NOEVAL vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
SOLITAIRE devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
MAY DAY viciously subdued TIK-TOK in a action packed 4 minute gruesome duel.
RED MERCURY overpowered PUSSY GALORE in a 2 minute uneven duel.
SLIM defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        20 -  11 -  2      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  11 -  0       8  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 657 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SONNY 4671                 11  10  1  149 TECHNOLOGY (283)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAVEN 5054                  6   1  1   93 ZOMBIE SQUAD (529)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GIDGET IMER 5021           14   9  1   64 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
AIMED BLOW       SOLITAIRE 5079              5   4  0   48 JAMES BONDAGE (531)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAURINA OBEL 5052           7   6  0   43 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 MAY DAY 5081.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAURINA OBEL 5052, 
RAVEN 5054, LEORA NOEVAL 5020, SOLITAIRE 5079, RED MERCURY 5063, GIDGET IMER 5021, 
SONNY 4671, SLIM 5084, Q'UTE 5083, and PUSSY GALORE 5082.

The least popular fighter this week was TIK-TOK 5062.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IRVINA KORL 4978, PENDRU ROST 4956, MS GOODBODY 5080, SEE YA 5085, 
BLAZE 5076, PUSSY GALORE 5082, Q'UTE 5083, SLIM 5084, SONNY 4671, and GIDGET IMER 
5021.