DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/05/2010    Duedate: 02/18/2010

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-638

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ACOLYTE 1
GOLDEN DAWN (559)
(6-6470) [5-2-0,57]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NORMAL NAN                     ACOLYTE 1
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             GOLDEN DAWN (559)
(6-5153) [7-24-0,45]           (6-6470) [5-2-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NORMAL NAN                     EVE AND EMMA
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
(6-5153) [7-24-0,45]           (6-6482) [4-2-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DIRECTORS (560)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN DAWN (559)           40
2. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)           9      PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
3. THE DIRECTORS (560)         -2      Unchartered Team

                                       GOLDEN DAWN (559)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GOLDEN DAWN (559)         26   5  0 83.9   1/ 1*THE DIRECTORS (560)       8  7 2
 2/ 2*THE DIRECTORS (560)       16  14  5 53.3   2/ 2*GOLDEN DAWN (559)         6  2 0
 3/ 3 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       145 165  7 46.8   3/ 3 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        6  6 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
stuff--"
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): RIDLEY SCOTT of THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): MATT RICIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): SAND STORM of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 220): ROOT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): SKI-BUM 18 (Ski-Bum, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 220): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): PALMETTA PATTY of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
                           BARRIO of WORDS THAT END IN 0 (Otis?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): TAREK of LUROCIAN PRIDE (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 528): GOB of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 475): SALTY DOG of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome TRANSEL.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  GOLDEN DAWN showed TRANSEL 
what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 5-0-0.  
What's with ALUCARD?  He actually beat PSYCHO SQUAD's HAPPY HARRIET, and walked away 
with 18 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at GOLDEN DAWN while they 
watched ALUCARD clobber HAPPY HARRIET.  She lost 14 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  TRANSEL, set your sights on MASTER RHOLENN.  He'll 
be happy to entertain all requests after defeating RIDLEY SCOTT.  ACOLYTE 1 looked 
pretty Duelmasterlike as he took TRANSEL's top spot with 57 points.  Now, what will 
RIDLEY SCOTT do?  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every 
day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACOLYTE 1 6470                5   2  0    57       GOLDEN DAWN (559)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALUCARD 6467                  5   0  0    52       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
 PRIEST 2 6473                 5   0  0    52       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
 ACOLYTE 2 6472                6   1  0    46       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
 NORMAL NAN 5153               7  24  0    45       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 RIDLEY SCOTT 6481             4   2  1    43       THE DIRECTORS (560)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAPPY HARRIET 6476            5   2  0    30       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 ORSON WELLS 6479              4   2  1    29       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 EVE AND EMMA 6482             4   2  0    29       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEINKEL 6474                  4   1  0    25       GOLDEN DAWN (559)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN HUSTON 6480              3   3  1    22       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475          2   5  0    20       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 DAVID FINCHER 6478            4   2  2    16       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 AUSTIN NORDELL 6477           1   5  0     8       THE DIRECTORS (560)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Orson Wells -- Just think of me as an invading martian make mincemeat out of you. --
Happy Harriet

Ridley Scott -- I don't think you should be duelmaster.  You don't value the position
enough. -- Normal Nan, who would treat the title with respect

David Fincher -- Damned bird. -- Not-A-Nut Jones

Austin Nordell -- We don't like you much, but we like you better than some of our
recent opponents. -- Eve and Emma

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RIDLEY SCOTT was devastated by MASTER RHOLENN in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched fight.
HAPPY HARRIET was demolished by ALUCARD in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ACOLYTE 1 narrowly defeated NORMAL NAN in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Title duel.
ACOLYTE 2 overpowered JOHN HUSTON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PRIEST 2 devastated THETAS TOMAN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ORSON WELLS overpowered SIR LYRIN PRESKANE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DAVID FINCHER slimly lost to NOT-A-NUT JONES in a 2 minute competition.
AUSTIN NORDELL was overpowered by EVE AND EMMA in a 2 minute uneven melee.
HEINKEL won victory over BUMBLE-FINGERS in a 3 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        14 -   5 -  1      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  3      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 638 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     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ACOLYTE 1 6470              5   2  0   57 GOLDEN DAWN (559)
AIMED BLOW       ALUCARD 6467                5   0  0   52 GOLDEN DAWN (559)
SLASHING ATTACK  PRIEST 2 6473               5   0  0   52 GOLDEN DAWN (559)
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 NOT-A-NUT JONES 
6475, ACOLYTE 1 6470, ALUCARD 6467, DAVID FINCHER 6478, NORMAL NAN 5153, ACOLYTE 2 
6472, PRIEST 2 6473, ORSON WELLS 6479, AUSTIN NORDELL 6477, and HEINKEL 6474.

The least popular fighter this week was JOHN HUSTON 6480.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HAPPY HARRIET 6476, RIDLEY SCOTT 6481, HEINKEL 6474, AUSTIN 
NORDELL 6477, ORSON WELLS 6479, PRIEST 2 6473, ACOLYTE 2 6472, NORMAL NAN 5153, DAVID 
FINCHER 6478, and ALUCARD 6467.