DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/06/2010    Duedate: 08/19/2010

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-651

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NOT-A-NUT JONES
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
(6-6475) [12-8-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NOT-A-NUT JONES                POSITION IS EMPTY
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             
(6-6475) [12-8-0,114]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EVE AND EMMA                   AMY NESIA
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
(6-6482) [12-7-1,55]           (6-6501) [6-0-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)          26
2. BALTO (543)                 24      BALTO (543)
3. THE DIRECTORS (560)          6      Unchartered Team

                                       LEGENDS AND LORE (231)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 BALTO (543)               18  17  1 51.4   1/ 1 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       10  5 0
 2/ 1 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       183 186  8 49.6   2/ 3 BALTO (543)               4  0 0
 3/ 3 THE DIRECTORS (560)       36  50  7 41.9   3/ 2 THE DIRECTORS (560)       3  9 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 654): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 537): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): PERFECT DRUG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 631): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 655): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 650): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): HARPOON of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 643): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 645): ERIN GO BRAGH of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, 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.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 275): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 592): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, 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.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 488): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): HOCKEY of GAMES CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 536): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 654): MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 537): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 631): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 655): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 650): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): BONSUR LONG NAMES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 643): BACON MAKIN' (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 645): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 375): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 592): I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (?, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): 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 488): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): STATES (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 536) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 653): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 536): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 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 644): BLAKSUNN of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 643): WALLACE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 611): SHERRY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 591): COLDFISHFINGER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     People tell me that repeated encounters with John Huston are an effect of Small
Arena Syndrome.  They're deluding themselves.  Either Huston, or the arena
handicapper, or BOTH are out to GET my whole team, and especially ME.  I'm not going
to take that kind of thing quietly!

                                  Not-A-Nut Jones

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TRANSEL brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see FOLIAGE win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, FOLIAGE 
beat AUSTIN NORDELL and AUSTIN NORDELL lost 3 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
if variety is the spice of life, TRANSEL may be getting bland, as NOT-A-NUT JONES 
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, TRANSEL?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
TRANSEL, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  PSYCHO SQUAD the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was BALTO.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, AUSTIN NORDELL was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in TRANSEL to get a drink than The Sultan's 
Tent!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
TRANSEL.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the 
kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475         12   8  0   114       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UPPER DECK 6268               9   5  0    88       BALTO (543)
 HAPPY HARRIET 6476           14   6  0    80       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 JOHN HUSTON 6480             11   8  2    71       THE DIRECTORS (560)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVE AND EMMA 6482            12   7  1    55       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 AMY NESIA 6501                6   0  0    51       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 DAVID FINCHER 6478            9  10  2    47       THE DIRECTORS (560)
-CAMDEN 6266                   6   5  1    42       BALTO (543)
 ORSON WELLS 6479              8  11  2    37       THE DIRECTORS (560)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOLIAGE 6378                  2   0  0    31       BALTO (543)
 AUSTIN NORDELL 6477           3  16  0    25       THE DIRECTORS (560)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAS CRINGER 6499             3   5  0    20       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Upper Deck?  What the heck?  Where did this... person come from?  Why is he picking
on us?  We need a Sea Dog to come along and swab him! -- Eve and Emma, or possibly,
Emma and Eve

David Fincher -- You're too scrawny to make much of a pie.  Pity. -- Happy Harriet

Orson Wells -- I don't remember you, and I don't WANT to remember you. -- Amy Nesia

Austin Nordell -- Okay, maybe it would help if I could do the "cringing" thing, but I
just can't get into it. -- Chas Cringer
P.S.  Why should I?  I'm darned near perfect as it is.

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

FOLIAGE devastated AUSTIN NORDELL in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NOT-A-NUT JONES vanquished JOHN HUSTON in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
HAPPY HARRIET overpowered NURNIN THE UNLUCKY in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
UPPER DECK overpowered EVE AND EMMA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DAVID FINCHER bested ROMIAD FLINDERO in a 3 minute brawl.
AMY NESIA slimly won victory over ORSON WELLS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
CHAS CRINGER bested SIR LYRIN PRESKANE in a popular 1 minute competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  24 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 651 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475       12   8  0  114 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
LUNGING ATTACK   UPPER DECK 6268             9   5  0   88 BALTO (543)
AIMED BLOW       HAPPY HARRIET 6476         14   6  0   80 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
SLASHING ATTACK  AMY NESIA 6501              6   0  0   51 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EVE AND EMMA 6482.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was AMY NESIA 6501.  The ten other most popular fighters were DAVID FINCHER 
6478, CHAS CRINGER 6499, AUSTIN NORDELL 6477, NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475, HAPPY HARRIET 
6476, ORSON WELLS 6479, UPPER DECK 6268, JOHN HUSTON 6480, EVE AND EMMA 6482, and 
FOLIAGE 6378.

The least popular fighter this week was FOLIAGE 6378.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EVE AND EMMA 6482, JOHN HUSTON 6480, UPPER DECK 6268, ORSON WELLS 6479, 
HAPPY HARRIET 6476, NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475, AUSTIN NORDELL 6477, CHAS CRINGER 6499, 
DAVID FINCHER 6478, and AMY NESIA 6501.

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!