DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/11/2009    Duedate: 12/24/2009

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-634

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MR. GHERKIN
071406AD (544)
(6-6385) [5-1-0,52]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MR. GHERKIN                    ORSON WELLS
071406AD (544)                 THE DIRECTORS (560)
(6-6385) [5-1-0,52]            (6-6479) [2-0-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NORMAL NAN                     EVE AND EMMA
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
(6-5153) [6-21-0,39]           (6-6482) [2-0-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DIRECTORS (560)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE DIRECTORS (560)         27
2. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)          18      071406AD (544)
3. 071406AD (544)              13      Unchartered Team
4. GOLDEN DAWN (559)            0
                                       THE DIRECTORS (560)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 071406AD (544)            16   2  0 88.9   1/ 3*THE DIRECTORS (560)       6  4 2
 2- 1*GOLDEN DAWN (559)         16   3  0 84.2   2/ 2 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        6  6 0
 3/ 2*THE DIRECTORS (560)        6   4  2 60.0   3- 1*GOLDEN DAWN (559)         4  1 0
 4/ 3 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       138 156  7 46.9   4/ 0 071406AD (544)            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 637): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 520): BUBBA BENDER of PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 643): ELVORN MARSLAN of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 615): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 638): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 633): NORMAL NAN of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 642): BLUEBURN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 626): ORBIN PAES of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 628): TAREK of LUROCIAN PRIDE (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 627): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 599): EVA MENDEZ of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 591): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 267): WHAKAPAPA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 575): LAZY LOOKOUT of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 526): SHALAITHA of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 241): STINGAREE of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 475): SALTY DOG of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 218): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 519): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 637): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 520): PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 643): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 615): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 638): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 633): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 642): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 626): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 628): OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 627): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 599): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 591): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 267): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 575): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 526): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 241): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 475): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 218): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 519) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 636): MAJOR PAYNE of LAB EXPERIEMENTS (The Mun?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 643): ELVORN MARSLAN of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 614): JOSEPH of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 640): KRONOS GRIMHOLT of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 626): ORBIN PAES of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 628): SPARE ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            DOT DOT DOT of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 267): WHAKAPAPA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 241): STINGAREE of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 475): SALTY DOG of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
                   (turn 474): CAPTAIN SCOURGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 218): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 217): MYSTIQUE of BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It's been a couple of months since this arena ran fights with any regularity.
Peaceful.  But we aren't here for peaceful, and some managers want to check on
tourney possibilities, so... I defeat a Captured Orc.  No one's ever explained to me
who defeating Captured Orcs is good training for eventually defending the Chaos
Gates, but then, no one explains anything.  At least, not to me.  I can make UP
reasons, but that isn't the same.  Anyway, here I am.

                                     Normal Nan

P.S.  Okay, if you want to be picky, I did NOT defeat the Captured Orc.  Big deal.  I
was bored and not paying attention.  Sue me.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in TRANSEL this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
GOLDEN DAWN is pushed out of top team by THE DIRECTORS, who came from 3rd with a 
3-2-1 this turn.  And let's see, JOHN HUSTON fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 21 
points and contributed to THE DIRECTORS' 3-2-1.  RIDLEY SCOTT has lost to HAPPY 
HARRIET, falling 2 points, while helping make THE DIRECTORS a 3-2-1 turn.  Our last 
turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to MASTER RHOLENN, and NORMAL NAN has made 
the way for a new Duelmaster!  With NORMAL NAN clearing the throne, 071406AD of MR. 
GHERKIN takes a proud seat as TRANSEL's new Duelmaster, by virtue of recognition 
points.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the 
table at The Sultan's Tent?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in TRANSEL again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. GHERKIN 6385              5   1  0    52       071406AD (544)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRIEST 2 6473                 4   0  0    43       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
-ACOLYTE 1 6470                3   1  0    43       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
 NORMAL NAN 5153               6  21  0    39       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ACOLYTE 2 6472                4   0  0    33       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
-ALUCARD 6467                  3   0  0    27       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
 ORSON WELLS 6479              2   0  0    26       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 HAPPY HARRIET 6476            3   0  0    25       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN HUSTON 6480              1   1  1    22       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 EVE AND EMMA 6482             2   0  0    21       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 DAVID FINCHER 6478            2   0  1    16       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 RIDLEY SCOTT 6481             1   1  0     4       THE DIRECTORS (560)
-HEINKEL 6474                  1   1  0     4       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
 NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475          0   3  0     3       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 AUSTIN NORDELL 6477           0   2  0     2       THE DIRECTORS (560)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      JOHN HUSTON 6480      634  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

John Huston -- So, what do you think?  Am I a natural for the movies, or what? --
Happy Harriet
P.S.  Consider carefully before you answer, and remember that I banged you up good in
that fight.

Ridley Scott -- I don't hold with that--type casting, I mean.  Am I a type?  Do I
*look* like a type?  Types are those little bits of lead, the letters, that they use
to print stuff, and I don't print stuff.  So there. -- Not-a-Nut Jones

Austin Nordell -- We know about you, your dirty little secrets are out!  Run the
company into the ground and then bail out with a golden parachute, will you?  Ha!
Our teammates may think you're some kind of, I don't know, talent scout for the
theater, but we know better, you chiseler! -- Eve and Emma

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NORMAL NAN was devastated by MASTER RHOLENN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MR. GHERKIN demolished ROMIAD FLINDERO in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
EVE AND EMMA overpowered AUSTIN NORDELL in a 2 minute bloody mismatched duel.
NOT-A-NUT JONES was defeated by DAVID FINCHER in a 1 minute novice's fight.
HAPPY HARRIET devastated RIDLEY SCOTT in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ORSON WELLS defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's struggle.
JOHN HUSTON easily killed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   1 -  1      92  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  10 -  0      17  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 634 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         3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         4  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              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       MR. GHERKIN 6385            5   1  0   52 071406AD (544)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NORMAL NAN 5153.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was EVE AND EMMA 6482.  The ten other most popular fighters were MR. GHERKIN 6385, 
DAVID FINCHER 6478, HAPPY HARRIET 6476, ORSON WELLS 6479, JOHN HUSTON 6480, AUSTIN 
NORDELL 6477, NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475, NORMAL NAN 5153, RIDLEY SCOTT 6481, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was RIDLEY SCOTT 6481.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NORMAL NAN 5153, NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475, AUSTIN NORDELL 6477, 
JOHN HUSTON 6480, ORSON WELLS 6479, HAPPY HARRIET 6476, DAVID FINCHER 6478, MR. 
GHERKIN 6385, EVE AND EMMA 6482, and  0.