DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/04/2011    Duedate: 03/17/2011

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-666

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CAMDEN
BALTO (543)
(6-6266) [12-7-2,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAMDEN                         WORBRIN
BALTO (543)                    REIGN (568)
(6-6266) [12-7-2,134]          (6-6531) [3-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ORSON WELLS                    DAVID FINCHER
THE DIRECTORS (560)            THE DIRECTORS (560)
(6-6479) [10-24-2,56]          (6-6478) [14-20-2,67]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REIGN (568)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BALTO (543)                 37
2. TACKLE BOX (503)            31      BALTO (543)
3. REIGN (568)                 21      Unchartered Team
4. THE FREEBOOTERS (573)       17
5. GOLDEN DAWN (559)            0      REIGN (568)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 GOLDEN DAWN (559)         41   7  0 85.4   1/ 2*REIGN (568)              10  2 1
 2/ 2*REIGN (568)               10   2  1 83.3   2/ 1 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 BALTO (543)               34  25  2 57.6   3/ 3 BALTO (543)               6  1 1
 4/ 5 TACKLE BOX (503)         157 142  8 52.5   4/ 5 TACKLE BOX (503)          6  6 1
 5/ 4 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       232 212  8 52.3   5- 4 GOLDEN DAWN (559)         4  0 0
 6/ 6 THE DIRECTORS (560)       49  97  7 33.6   6/ 6 THE DIRECTORS (560)       2 10 0
 7/ 0*THE FREEBOOTERS (573)      1   4  0 20.0   7/ 0*THE FREEBOOTERS (573)     1  4 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[ Psycho Squad ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Happy Harriet slammed a pan down on the table, ignoring the splatters of stew
and the pained exclamations of her teammates as the hot liquid splashed them.  "Okay,
you guys, enough is TOO MUCH!  I don't want to see any more of it!"
     "Any more of what?" Not-a-Nut Jones asked cautiously.  As a graduate and
officially immortal, he figured he could risk the question more than the rest of the
team.  When Harriet was unhappy, as she clearly was now, she had no concept of the
courtesy that might reasonably be expected by her teammates, such as them not getting
killed by her.
     "As if you didn't know!  It was probably YOUR FAULT--"
     "Probably it was," Jones agreed.  "But WHAT?"
     "We're Top Team AGAIN!"
     "Ah.  NOT my fault, I lost."
     "It's got to be SOMEBODY's fault, dammit!"
     "Yours, perhaps?" Chas Cringer suggested, grinning.  "You are the one who
remains duelmaster by beating up John Huston."
     "It's his fault, surely?" Faintly Frannie whispered.  "Dear John's, you know.
He keeps losing to her."
     Harriet's eyes blazed.  "You're right!  It's that stupid DIRECTOR.  I know what
to do to HIM.  An alley... yeah, somewhere the arenamaster won't get in the way...."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 669): CRATER FACE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 552): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 674): COBBLESTONE of STL RAD (JE, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 646): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 670): LEORA NOEVAL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): HAPPY HARRIET of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 674): CHAINSAW CHUCK of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 658): FLATLINERS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 660): FIZZ AND FURS of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 659): TOO BIG TO FAIL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 627): RAEM of WAY OF THE SWORD C4 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 614): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 283): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 607): JELLO KNUCKLES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 558): HABU of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 503): STANLY MILLGRAM of OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 234): TORANS ULROL of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 551): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 669): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 552): SERPENTS HOLD (KhisantH, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 674): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 646): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 670): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 674): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 658): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 660): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 659): GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (Action, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 627): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 614): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 283): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 607): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 558): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 503): OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 234): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 551) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 668): FLOOD SURFER of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 669): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 658): FLATLINERS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 659): ERIN GO BRAGH of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 659): ICE of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
                           SASQUATCH of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 626): ALLIS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 606): DAMON SHOVELL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 556): GRAPEFRUIT of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     So!  John Huston AGAIN!  If the Arenamaster hadn't STOPPED me, I would have
killed him, and that would have made me VERY HAPPY.
     I'm not so happy now, but at least I won.  And I might get another chance to
kill him.  Sometimes the luck turns my way.

                                   Happy Harriet

P.S.  Ol' John is stuck training a stat that has maxed, and his manager doesn't CARE.
I laugh!  Ha Ha Ha!  See if I care, either!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  The boys at PSYCHO SQUAD left the arena 
dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by REIGN.  Good show!  Say what you 
will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but TACKLE BOX will tell you 157-142-8 is 
nothing to laugh at...  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, STUMP JUMPER was 
winsome, after beating JOHN HUSTON and seeing him lose 10 points.  Now I can't insult 
CAMDEN, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me 
if I lay it on too thick) Word has it one team in TRANSEL is taking speech lessons to 
try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of REIGN, alone and unchallenged.  The warriors 
of REIGN found their efforts at combat frustrated as BALTO apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, AUSTIN NORDELL is the most challenged 
warrior.  AUSTIN NORDELL found himself challenged by a warrior 18 below:  ODD.  ODD 
of BALTO kept his wits as he overcame AUSTIN NORDELL.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Oh hard!  that 
to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in TRANSEL is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid TRANSEL 
farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAMDEN 6266                  12   7  2   134       BALTO (543)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRIEST 2 6473                10   1  0   116       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
-ALUCARD 6467                 10   0  0   109       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
 STUMP JUMPER 5830            20  10  0    99       TACKLE BOX (503)
-SWIVEL 5822                  14   9  1    92       TACKLE BOX (503)
 HAPPY HARRIET 6476           26   9  0    91       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPUTTERBUZZ 5810             10   4  0    88       TACKLE BOX (503)
 CHAS CRINGER 6499            13  10  0    85       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 JOHN HUSTON 6480             15  19  2    81       THE DIRECTORS (560)
-ACOLYTE 1 6470                6   3  0    79       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
 FAINTLY FRANNIE 6519         10   2  0    69       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 DAVID FINCHER 6478           14  20  2    67       THE DIRECTORS (560)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORSON WELLS 6479             10  24  2    56       THE DIRECTORS (560)
-ACOLYTE 2 6472                8   1  0    55       GOLDEN DAWN (559)
 FOLIAGE 6378                  3   2  0    48       BALTO (543)
 AUSTIN NORDELL 6477           5  29  0    44       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 ODD 6533                      3   0  0    44       BALTO (543)
-HEINKEL 6474                  6   1  0    38       GOLDEN DAWN (559)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORBRIN 6531                  3   0  0    30       REIGN (568)
 ELVORA 6527                   2   1  0    27       REIGN (568)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROX II 6539                  2   0  0    22       REIGN (568)
-XOLDRIN 6529                  2   0  1    21       REIGN (568)
-ELMINOTH 6528                 1   1  0    15       REIGN (568)
 FLASHER 6556                  2   1  1    14       TACKLE BOX (503)
 CIMSON CARL 6561              1   0  0    13       THE FREEBOOTERS (573)
 ALLEN ANGST 6565              1   0  0     5       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 EVON HELLTOP 6562             0   1  0     1       THE FREEBOOTERS (573)
 GEOFF FALSTAFF 6559           0   1  0     1       THE FREEBOOTERS (573)
 SOUS RA LOUS 6560             0   1  0     1       THE FREEBOOTERS (573)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AMY NESIA 6501         15  5 0 PSYCHO SQUAD 135     CAMDEN 6266           665   
MU THOG 6563            0  1 0 THE FREEBOOTERS 573  FLASHER 6556          666   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sputterbuzz -- You're a strange guy, but what do I care, eh? -- Not-A-Nut Jones

Alucard -- I'd like to see more gold in my dawns.  How do you work that?  I've tried
cringing my paycheck, but it doesn't help. -- Chas Cringer

Camden -- NOW I remember you...! -- Amy Nesia
P.S.  Going for the kill, weren't you?

Austin Nordell -- Oh... oh, you shouldn't say things like that.  I can't... really I
can't listen to them. -- Faintly Frannie

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ODD devastated AUSTIN NORDELL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
STUMP JUMPER vanquished JOHN HUSTON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
FOLIAGE was savagely defeated by DAVID FINCHER in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
HAPPY HARRIET was overpowered by CAMDEN in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
CHAS CRINGER devastated XENORIA in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
NOT-A-NUT JONES was overpowered by SPUTTERBUZZ in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
FAINTLY FRANNIE bested ORSON WELLS in a 2 minute competition.
ELVORA overpowered SIR LYRIN PRESKANE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WORBRIN vanquished SIR LYRIN PRESKANE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FLASHER assassinated MU THOG in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
BROX II overpowered GEOFF FALSTAFF in a 1 minute uneven match.
SOUS RA LOUS was beaten by ALLEN ANGST in a 3 minute novice's fight.
CIMSON CARL demolished BUMBLE-FINGERS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
EVON HELLTOP was devastated by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   5 -  1      76  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        25 -  12 -  1      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  30 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  13 -  0      24  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 666 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CAMDEN 6266                12   7  2  134 BALTO (543)
STRIKING ATTACK  STUMP JUMPER 5830          20  10  0   99 TACKLE BOX (503)
AIMED BLOW       HAPPY HARRIET 6476         26   9  0   91 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
TOTAL PARRY      SPUTTERBUZZ 5810           10   4  0   88 TACKLE BOX (503)
BASHING ATTACK   FAINTLY FRANNIE 6519       10   2  0   69 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
PARRY-STRIKE     ODD 6533                    3   0  0   44 BALTO (543)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ORSON WELLS 6479.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DAVID FINCHER 6478.  The ten other most popular fighters were ORSON WELLS 
6479, STUMP JUMPER 5830, FOLIAGE 6378, FAINTLY FRANNIE 6519, ODD 6533, CAMDEN 6266, 
CHAS CRINGER 6499, SPUTTERBUZZ 5810, FLASHER 6556, and BROX II 6539.

The least popular fighter this week was SOUS RA LOUS 6560.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were EVON HELLTOP 6562, CIMSON CARL 6561, GEOFF FALSTAFF 6559, HAPPY 
HARRIET 6476, JOHN HUSTON 6480, AUSTIN NORDELL 6477, ALLEN ANGST 6565, MU THOG 6563, 
WORBRIN 6531, and ELVORA 6527.

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

NOT-A-NUT JONES (6-6475) PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                      JAVA THE HUTT (11-7084) COFFEE WARS  (608)  
                       ACE FREHLEY (47-3669) ROYAL FLUSH  (48)  
                     PUSSY GALORE (82-9062) ROYAL FELINES  (1334)  
                  IMMACULATE (82-35293) SUPERIOR FORCES 4503  (5814)
                     FAT PANTS (82-39862) HAPPY HOLIDAYS  (6631) 
                    TROUE BIDE (82-46080) SACS DE SABLE 3  (7727) 
                     MAD MAX (82-56014) THE WILLBURYS 77  (9435) 
                        CALEB (84-2901) OF WOLF & MAN 5  (573)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes