DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/07/2011    Duedate: 01/20/2011

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-662

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAPPY HARRIET
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
(6-6476) [23-8-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAPPY HARRIET                  POSITION IS EMPTY
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             
(6-6476) [23-8-0,120]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JOHN HUSTON                    JOHN HUSTON
THE DIRECTORS (560)            THE DIRECTORS (560)
(6-6480) [15-15-2,94]          (6-6480) [15-15-2,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)          36
2. THE DIRECTORS (560)         14      TACKLE BOX (503)
3. TACKLE BOX (503)            10      Unchartered Team
4. GOLDEN DAWN (559)            0
5. BALTO (543)                  0      SOUTHERN CAUSE (247)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*POSITIVE ALTERNATI (558)   1   0  0  100   1/ 1 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        9  6 0
 2- 2 GOLDEN DAWN (559)         37   7  0 84.1   2/ 4 TACKLE BOX (503)          4  3 0
 3- 3 BALTO (543)               28  24  1 53.8   3/ 3 THE DIRECTORS (560)       4  8 0
 4/ 4 TACKLE BOX (503)         151 136  7 52.6   4- 2 GOLDEN DAWN (559)         3  1 0
 5/ 5 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       220 204  8 51.9   5- 5 BALTO (543)               1  0 0
 6/ 6 THE DIRECTORS (560)       46  84  7 35.4   6- 6*POSITIVE ALTERNATI (558)  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 665): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 548): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 670): VECTOR UNSTABLE of ASTRAL KIN (Arcane Kid, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 642): ARMITAGE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 666): RAVEN of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 661): HAPPY HARRIET of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 670): ESCHER of UNDEAD ARTISTS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 654): WIZARDS! Of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 656): ANONYMISSUS of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 655): TERRE HAUTE of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 623): COME ON of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 610): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 281): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 603): DAMON SHOVELL of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 554): MAHAGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 499): WHITE WIZARD of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 232): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 547): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 665): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 548): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 670): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 642): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 666): LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 661): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 670): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 654): BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 656): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 655): LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 623): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 610): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 281): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 603): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 554): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 499): HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 232): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 547) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 663): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 642): ARMITAGE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 669): SUZIE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 655): STICKY SHADOW of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
                            KRUSK of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 654): ANGEL of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 554): NYARLATHOTEP of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
                             OF SEA AND WIND of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     So!  I got to smack the Priest on the hand.  Good, I enjoyed that.  Priests need
to be smacked around from time to time, or they get above themselves.  They get to
thinking they're better than ordinary people.  This one won't think it for a few
days.  Ha!  That makes me happy.

                                   Happy Harriet

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TRANSEL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  CHAS CRINGER caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested DAVID FINCHER and was awarded 
17 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, STUMP JUMPER put 
down NOT-A-NUT JONES, causing him to lose 7 points of recognition in the process.  
Not for nothing has HAPPY HARRIET in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, 
and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has 
warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just 
remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TRANSEL.  TRANSEL, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is PSYCHO SQUAD, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  If 
you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of TACKLE 
BOX last week.  Busy avoiding PSYCHO SQUAD?   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAPPY HARRIET 6476           23   8  0   120       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALUCARD 6467                  8   0  0    99       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
-PRIEST 2 6473                 8   1  0    96       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
 JOHN HUSTON 6480             15  15  2    94       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 SWIVEL 5822                  14   8  1    94       TACKLE BOX (503)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUMP JUMPER 5830            18   9  0    86       TACKLE BOX (503)
-ACOLYTE 1 6470                6   3  0    79       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
-CAMDEN 6266                  10   7  1    74       BALTO (543)
 AMY NESIA 6501               13   4  0    68       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475         16  15  0    66       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 SPUTTERBUZZ 5810              8   3  0    63       TACKLE BOX (503)
 CHAS CRINGER 6499            11   8  0    59       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVID FINCHER 6478           12  18  2    56       THE DIRECTORS (560)
-ACOLYTE 2 6472                8   1  0    55       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
 FAINTLY FRANNIE 6519          7   1  0    54       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 ORSON WELLS 6479             10  20  2    52       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 AUSTIN NORDELL 6477           4  26  0    41       THE DIRECTORS (560)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEINKEL 6474                  6   1  0    38       GOLDEN DAWN (559)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOLIAGE 6378                  2   1  0    33       BALTO (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAT KEARNEY 6463              1   0  0    13       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (558)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PLANO 5806              1  2 0 TACKLE BOX 503       KOLDIS THE CRAFT      662  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Swivel -- I knew a guy once we used to call Swivel-Hips.  You aren't him.  Too bad.
He was a good singer. -- Not-A-Nut Jones

David Fincher -- I never could remember all those little birds. -- Amy Nesia

Austin Nordell -- Really, I don't like it when people say... things like that, you
know...?  To me.  Or anybody, really.  It makes me anxious. -- Faintly Frannie

Sputterbuzz -- Cool name, even if you did win. -- Chas Cringer

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PLANO was dealt death by KOLDIS THE CRAFTY in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HAPPY HARRIET devastated SWIVEL in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
JOHN HUSTON overcame WEGERIN GREATBLADE in a action packed 3 minute veteran's match.
STUMP JUMPER devastated NOT-A-NUT JONES in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
AMY NESIA savagely defeated AUSTIN NORDELL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody match.
FAINTLY FRANNIE vanquished THETAS TOMAN in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
SPUTTERBUZZ devastated ORSON WELLS in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
CHAS CRINGER vanquished DAVID FINCHER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  28 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -  11 -  0       8  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 662 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       HAPPY HARRIET 6476         23   8  0  120 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
WALL OF STEEL    SWIVEL 5822                14   8  1   94 TACKLE BOX (503)
STRIKING ATTACK  STUMP JUMPER 5830          18   9  0   86 TACKLE BOX (503)
SLASHING ATTACK  AMY NESIA 6501             13   4  0   68 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
TOTAL PARRY      SPUTTERBUZZ 5810            8   3  0   63 TACKLE BOX (503)
BASHING ATTACK   FAINTLY FRANNIE 6519        7   1  0   54 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JOHN HUSTON 6480.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JOHN HUSTON 6480.  The ten other most popular fighters were AMY NESIA 6501, 
SPUTTERBUZZ 5810, FAINTLY FRANNIE 6519, HAPPY HARRIET 6476, STUMP JUMPER 5830, CHAS 
CRINGER 6499, PLANO 5806, AUSTIN NORDELL 6477, SWIVEL 5822, and NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475.

The least popular fighter this week was DAVID FINCHER 6478.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ORSON WELLS 6479, NOT-A-NUT JONES 6475, SWIVEL 5822, AUSTIN 
NORDELL 6477, PLANO 5806, CHAS CRINGER 6499, STUMP JUMPER 5830, HAPPY HARRIET 6476, 
FAINTLY FRANNIE 6519, and SPUTTERBUZZ 5810.