DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/12/2008    Duedate: 12/25/2008

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-618

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEADLY DUO
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
(6-4753) [20-15-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEADLY DUO                     POSITION IS EMPTY
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             
(6-4753) [20-15-0,97]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HATTIE                         HATTIE
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
(6-4745) [19-17-0,87]          (6-4745) [19-17-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)          27
2. STREET URCHINS (282)         5      DARK PANTHEON (317)
3. DARK PANTHEON (317)          4      Unchartered Team
4. THE VOLS (545)               0
                                       ALANIS (433)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 THE VOLS (545)            77  53  9 59.2   1/ 1 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        7  8 0
 2/ 0 DARK PANTHEON (317)      539 404 38 57.2   2/ 2 STREET URCHINS (282)      4  4 0
 3/ 2 STREET URCHINS (282)      38  30  3 55.9   3- 3 THE VOLS (545)            1  0 1
 4/ 3 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       106 132  7 44.5   4/ 0 DARK PANTHEON (317)       1  0 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 611): TONY SIRAGUSA of BETTER OFF DEAD (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 494): HAROLUE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 619): RIGATONI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 614): SLINKY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 617): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 616): LORD T. JEEBUS of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): REESE SILEEN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 602): DECK APE of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 601): GAMMA of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 573): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 565): POULAN of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 254): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 549): DIPSY DIXIE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 500): COLOROUTOFSPACE of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 240): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 449): INVUR KREB of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 205): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 493): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 611): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 494): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 619): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 614): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 617): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 616): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 602): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 601): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 573): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 565): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 254): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 549): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 500): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 240): UNDESIRABLE'S (Slinky, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 449): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 205): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 493) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 494): HAROLUE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 614): SLINKY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 617): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 601): FROO-FROO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 601): FOORMAN of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
               (turn 600): ASSASSIN of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
                           KEROUAC of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (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 HATTIE, who flew 
up 15 points in the rankings after mashing WEGERIN GREATBLADE like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  
NORMAL NAN lost to AGNAR and drops 2 points.  Well, everybody's pal MISS AN THROPE 
moved hers record to 14-6-1 by defeating CONCUSSION in the Duelmaster's Title Bout 
and gaining 5 recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get 
a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the TRANSEL arena.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     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                  
 DEADLY DUO 4753              20  15  0    97       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HATTIE 4745                  19  17  0    87       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 BIMBETTE 4752                20  15  0    80       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 CONCUSSION 1330              11  28  3    74       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGNAR 6336                    8   6  1    60       DARK PANTHEON (317)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MICHELIN 6380                 7   1  2    55       THE VOLS (545)
-THE FRANCHISE 6375            4   2  0    51       THE VOLS (545)
-MEMPHIS MIKE 6381             4   1  0    45       THE VOLS (545)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHADE 6407                    2   2  0    30       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 NORMAL NAN 5153               3   8  0    28       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-CHAOS RITE 6430               3   1  0    28       DARK PANTHEON (317)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-J.K. POLK 6444                1   0  1    20       THE VOLS (545)
-PIZZA MAN 6379                2   0  1    17       THE VOLS (545)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OLIVER TWISTED 6429     1  1 0 STREET URCHINS 282   J.K. POLK 6444        617   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Miss An Thrope -- This is that "old familiar faces" thing, isn't it?  On account of
you fighting Bimbette last time anybody fought around here.  Well, just because
Bimbette is insanely jealous of you doesn't mean we're your friends.  We aren't that
easy, babe. -- Deadly Duo

Who is this Xenoria and why do I have to associate with her?  I don't like her.  I
don't like anybody today.  Probably not tomorrow, either. -- Hattie

Gah!  It was a Dwarf!  I can't stand dwarfs, they have hair everywhere!  Being around
them makes me itch and I have to go shave my legs right NOW. -- Bimbette

Huh?  I coulda sworn...I had this feeling there was... maybe a cat?  I don't know,
it's all kinda blurry. -- Concussion

No.  This Romiad Flindero person can't be a dwarf, he's too tall.  This has to be
fixed immediately.  I like things orderly, logical, and, you know, NORMAL, and if I
don't get it that way, there will be TROUBLE right here in River City. -- Normal Nan
P.S.  Way worse than pool.  Trust me on this.

Our grudging congratulations to Miss An Thrope, who is leaving and sticking us with
the duelmistress's columns for WEEKS because there's no one ELSE to do it.  Damn. --
Psycho Squad

Our congratulations to Blood Titan, Second Omen, and Alpha Lyrae, hotshot tourney
victors. -- Psycho Squad

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MISS AN THROPE devastated CONCUSSION in a action packed 1 minute mismatched fight.
DEADLY DUO handily defeated WEGERIN GREATBLADE in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
BIMBETTE bested MASTER RHOLENN in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
HATTIE savagely defeated WEGERIN GREATBLADE in a 2 minute master's match.
AGNAR overpowered NORMAL NAN in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   1 -  2      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  18 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 618 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-STRIKE       0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DEADLY DUO 4753            20  15  0   97 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
LUNGING ATTACK   HATTIE 4745                19  17  0   87 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
PARRY-LUNGE      BIMBETTE 4752              20  15  0   80 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HATTIE 4745.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HATTIE 4745.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEADLY DUO 4753, BIMBETTE 
4752, AGNAR 6336, CONCUSSION 1330, NORMAL NAN 5153,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was NORMAL NAN 5153.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CONCUSSION 1330, AGNAR 6336, BIMBETTE 4752, DEADLY DUO 4753, HATTIE 
4745,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

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

MISS AN THROPE (6-2956) STREET URCHINS (282)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

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If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
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Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!