DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/05/2012    Duedate: 06/18/2012

KALTOS ARENA

DM-5    TURN-704

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JUST LOSIN
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-5105) [20-21-1,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JUST LOSIN                     IMA SLAYER
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         U PAY I SLAY (545)
(5-5105) [20-21-1,84]          (5-5245) [2-1-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JUST LOSIN                     SEYMORE GUTTS
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         U PAY I SLAY (545)
(5-5105) [20-21-1,84]          (5-5237) [1-3-0,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TECHNOLOGY (283)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MASSAGE PARLORS (487)       51
2. U PAY I SLAY (545)          47      TECHNOLOGY (283)
3. TECHNOLOGY (283)            20      Unchartered Team
4. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)       6
5. ON THE FARM (478)            3      SAVAGE HORDE (543)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*KINGS BLADES (534)         8   6  0 57.1   1/ 1 TECHNOLOGY (283)          8  3 0
 2/ 3 TECHNOLOGY (283)         593 468 34 55.9   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    7  8 1
 3/ 5 MASSAGE PARLORS (487)     29  25  1 53.7   3/ 3 MASSAGE PARLORS (487)     5  6 0
 4/ 4 ON THE FARM (478)         16  16  1 50.0   4/ 7*U PAY I SLAY (545)        3 11 0
 5/ 1*SAVAGE HORDE (543)         1   1  0 50.0   5- 4*KINGS BLADES (534)        2  0 0
 6/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   652 674 21 49.2   6/ 5 ON THE FARM (478)         1  5 0
 7/ 7*U PAY I SLAY (545)         3  16  0 15.8   7/ 6*SAVAGE HORDE (543)        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 702): WHISKEY of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 585): THE LIZARD KING of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 707): HYPE MACHINE of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 679): KAI-GAN of SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 703): WATSON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 698): ODD of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 707): DEBBIE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 691): ULF SUNDERHELM of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 693): BABY ON BOARD of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 692): COLD SHOT of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 658): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 647): WALKER of ZOMBIE SQAUD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 299): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 640): SOCKLESS CRITIC of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 591): DEAN of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 281): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 274): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 536): IMROM LLEWS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 250): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYERS (Assurnasirbanipal)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 584): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 702): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 585): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 707): SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 679): SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 703): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 698): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 707): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 691): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 693): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 692): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 658): SERPPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 647): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 299): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 640): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 591): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 281): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 274): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 536): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 250): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 584) PUNCHLINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 584): CHAKTIRI of HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
                           TASAIO of HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 703): WATSON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 693): LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 657): KHYLAR of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 646): UNCUT HARE of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 298): FALLON GRIMM of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 273): G W BUSH of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 249): LOUIE MURH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

A:  It's the term for graduating one warrior of each style.
Q:  What is a Round Robin?

     Yes, I'm happy to announce that with my graduation, Team Technology has achieved
our first-ever round robin from a single team.  It's been twenty years in the making
but we finally got there.  Otto had stopped pursuing it for a while because he
thought he'd already achieved it.  He was a bit embarrassed when we reminded him that
our cousin Rockwell is from Bonsur, not Kaltos.  He set out in search of Aimed-Blow
warriors and several attempted but fell short.  Most notable was our departed
teammate Red Mercury.  He was one fight away from graduating when he was cut down by
one of Jorja's evil minions.
     Undaunted, Otto resumed the search.  They decided to hold open tryouts, and I
jumped at the chance.  Initially they were not impressed with me.  They reluctantly
gave me a shot, sure that I would die in a turn or two.  Eyes were kept on the waiver
wire for anyone who looked better.  But as it turns out, I found my groove and 22
turns later I find myself not only still alive, but invited to the Isle as the 20th
Lord Protector from Team Technology.  It's a fantastic honor, and I'm overwhelmed.  I
had been looking forward to a nice quiet retirement after graduation, but Otto tells
me I'm not done yet.  Apparently he says I need to try my "hand" at my new favorite
weapon for a while.  Not sure what he meant by that.

                                                          -- Watson

Technology Grads by style
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BA - Cog
ST - Pure Energy, Deep Blue, Judas Prius
SL - Seven of Nine, Captain Crunch, Mini Me, Sonny
LU - Rocket Man, Electric Larry, Fast Forward
PS - Tom Servo
PL - Ed 209
PR - Neuromancer
TP - Evenflo, Glitch, Automaton, Mechanon
WS - Frankenstein
AB - Watson

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                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in KALTOS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Ya gotta be quick on yer 
feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  U PAY I SLAY is 
now ranked 4th with a 2-2-0 turn.  MASSAGE PARLORS showed KALTOS what they were made 
of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 3-1-0.  What's with DIM THE 
LIGHTS?  It actually beat KALTOS' EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, and walked away with 20 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at THE MIDDLE WAY 5.  NEWLIN PARRIT lost 12 
points to IRON GIANT.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe NEWLIN PARRIT will 
provide more easy wins...  Try as he might, JUST LOSIN wasn't good enough at 
persuading WATSON to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters 
with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, TECHNOLOGY!  
The bums at ON THE FARM couldn't face the challenges from TECHNOLOGY!  No excuse for 
that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, TIK-TOK!  
Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  SEYMORE GUTTS of U PAY I 
SLAY knows how to pick 'em.  It challenged ISOBEL KLINE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 who is up 
by 21.  Now was this a wise move?  SEYMORE GUTTS perhaps got its just desserts, 
seeing as it beat ISOBEL KLINE and ended up with 24 recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  A 
warrior can't stick around with a 7-7-1, and NOLBER PRING easily took care of DOG.  
Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUST LOSIN 5105              20  21  1    84       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEWEL BOX 4849                6   1  0    83       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
 NOLBER PRING 5143            14  10  1    75       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIK-TOK 5062                 12   5  0    55       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 IRON GIANT 5192               6   2  0    48       TECHNOLOGY (283)
-IG-88 5196                    3   0  0    42       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 HORSE 4575                    7   8  0    41       ON THE FARM (478)
 NEWLIN PARRIT 5201            7   6  0    36       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIRGITTE 5108                 2   1  0    29       KINGS BLADES (534)
 IMA SLAYER 5245               2   1  0    27       U PAY I SLAY (545)
 ISOBEL KLINE 5194             6   8  0    26       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 SAIRY WELLS 5212              5   5  0    26       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 SEYMORE GUTTS 5237            1   3  0    24       U PAY I SLAY (545)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIM THE LIGHTS 5263           1   0  0    20       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
-PRIS 5191                     2   4  0    18       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 BACK WAX 4848                 4   3  0    15       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
 HOT TOWEL 5262                1   0  0    14       MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
-COW 4577                      2   1  0    13       ON THE FARM (478)
 VROR 5231                     1   1  0    10       SAVAGE HORDE (543)
-GIANT KILLER 5200             1   0  0    10       KINGS BLADES (534)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DOG 4576                7  7 1 ON THE FARM 478      NOLBER PRING 5143     704   
BYE 5266                0  1 0 U PAY I SLAY 545     ARENAMASTER TROK      704  NONE
SEE YA 5265             0  1 0 U PAY I SLAY 545     WURM KIN              704  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Back Wax -- Your back looks terrific!  Too bad I had to mess up your front. -- Iron
Giant

Jewel Box -- Click!  Whirr-beep-beep.  Rattle-rattle.  Ow! -- Tik Tok

Jorja -- It is much different matching up with you when I'm running puds, too. --
Assur

Our congratulations to Watson. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Seymore Gutts -- But I didn't WANT to see them. -- Isobel Kline

Watson -- That was probably elementary.  Good work on graduating. -- Just Losin

Dog -- I wasn't sure the arenamaster would let me bring the rolled up newspaper into
the arena, but he did, and there you have it.  The right weapon for the situation. --
Nolber Pring

Horse -- That was the kind of win that makes a rider wonder whether it's worth it to
wrestle with a bucking horse.  My innards are all shook up. -- Newlin Parrit

Aaaah!  Those Dangerous Criminals! -- Sairy Wells

If you sent personals and they aren't here, it is probably because email was down for
several hours last night and this morning.  The personals WILL show up, almost
certainly, next turn. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was butchered by ARENAMASTER TROKTAI in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DOG was put to death by NOLBER PRING in a 2 minute Challenge match.
HORSE was defeated by TIK-TOK in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
IRON GIANT viciously subdued NEWLIN PARRIT in a 2 minute gory Challenge contest.
SEYMORE GUTTS savagely defeated ISOBEL KLINE in a 5 minute Challenge match.
WATSON bested JUST LOSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's Title match.
JEWEL BOX overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SAIRY WELLS won victory over VROR in a 2 minute duel.
BACK WAX was vanquished by IMA SLAYER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DIM THE LIGHTS vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HOT TOWEL overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a slow 4 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                       5         AIMED BLOW        25 -  17 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 704 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         4  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  JEWEL BOX 4849              6   1  0   83 MASSAGE PARLORS (487)
AIMED BLOW       NOLBER PRING 5143          14  10  1   75 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
TOTAL PARRY      TIK-TOK 5062               12   5  0   55 TECHNOLOGY (283)
LUNGING ATTACK   IRON GIANT 5192             6   2  0   48 TECHNOLOGY (283)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NEWLIN PARRIT 5201          7   6  0   36 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JUST LOSIN 5105.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SEYMORE GUTTS 5237.  The ten other most popular fighters were IRON GIANT 5192, 
NOLBER PRING 5143, ISOBEL KLINE 5194, DOG 4576, HORSE 4575, JUST LOSIN 5105, JEWEL 
BOX 4849, SAIRY WELLS 5212, VROR 5231, and IMA SLAYER 5245.

The least popular fighter this week was HOT TOWEL 5262.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BACK WAX 4848, SEE YA 5265, BYE 5266, NEWLIN PARRIT 5201, TIK-TOK 5062, 
DIM THE LIGHTS 5263, IMA SLAYER 5245, VROR 5231, SAIRY WELLS 5212, and JEWEL BOX 
4849.

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

WATSON (5-5132) TECHNOLOGY (283)