DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/13/2011    Duedate: 05/26/2011

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-671

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SWIVEL
TACKLE BOX (503)
(6-5822) [17-9-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SWIVEL                         BROX II
TACKLE BOX (503)               REIGN (568)
(6-5822) [17-9-1,111]          (6-6539) [6-1-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHAS CRINGER                   ELMINOTH
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             REIGN (568)
(6-6499) [15-13-0,79]          (6-6528) [4-1-0,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TACKLE BOX (503)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TACKLE BOX (503)            32
2. REIGN (568)                 22      TACKLE BOX (503)
3. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)           4      Unchartered Team
4. RED BLADES (569)             0
5. BLACK AND BLUES (575)        0      REIGN (568)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*REIGN (568)               26   7  1 78.8   1/ 3 TACKLE BOX (503)         10  1 0
 2- 2 BALTO (543)               37  30  3 55.2   2/ 1*REIGN (568)              10  5 0
 3- 3 BLACK AND BLUES (575)     13  11  1 54.2   3/ 2 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        6  8 0
 4/ 4 TACKLE BOX (503)         170 144  8 54.1   4- 5*RED BLADES (569)          2  1 0
 5/ 5 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       243 224  8 52.0   5- 7 BLACK AND BLUES (575)     2  3 0
 6- 6*RED BLADES (569)           3   5  0 37.5   6- 6 BALTO (543)               1  1 1
 7- 8 THE DIRECTORS (560)       50 108  7 31.6   7- 8 THE DIRECTORS (560)       0  4 0
 8- 9*11THHOURANDONEPIG (452)    1   6  0 14.3   8- 9*11THHOURANDONEPIG (452)   0  1 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 674): VERMOUTH of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 557): CHARLIE HORSE of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 679): FALRONDIAL VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 651): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 675): SCOOTIE PUFF JR of 011510A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 670): SPUTTERBUZZ of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 679): PAULA of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 663): FOOTLOOSE of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 665): MESHACH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 664): TIME of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 632): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 619): MY DEER WATSON of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 285): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 612): JELLO KNUCKLES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 563): WHO of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 267): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 260): FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 508): THE PLAGUE of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 236): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 556): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 674): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 557): GNU TEAM (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 679): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 651): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 675): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 670): REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 679): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 663): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 665): OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 664): RAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 632): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 619): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 285): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 612): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 563): SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 267): ASIAN INVASION (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 260): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 508): HORSE LAKERS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 236): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 556) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 674): HONESTY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 673): HONEST JILES of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 557): LORINDA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
                           FREDILILLA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 556): AMBEERDEXTROUS of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 677): MEGA PIXEL of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 650): GERMAINE SHEPPARD of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 675): SCOOTIE PUFF JR of 011510A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
               (turn 674): RAVEN of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 670): SPUTTERBUZZ of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 679): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
               (turn 678): BARILOCHE of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 662): LUNELLE MERRIN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 664): DELION of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 663): WILD of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
                           DARKNESS of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 631): TANNY of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 618): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 662): LUNELLE MERRIN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 662): FIZZ AND FURS of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 661): YUEDEBAHL LITHA of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 562): HABU of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): DENG FEI of ASIAN INVASION (?, mgr.)
                           TIAN HU of ASIAN INVASION (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, that was unexpected!  I got the invite to the Isle 2 turns early, by all
the rules I've heard of.  Oh well, that just means I get to start training stats
sooner.  As anyone who has faced me can attest to, I am not a typical TP... my
numbers: 9-10-9-17-17-5-17.   I know 9 out of 10 managers would have made this just
about anything else, but I have no regrets being born this way about a decade ago.
Buri did get the same roll-up last F2F, and made it a 8-9-9-17-15-5-21 AB, the big
difference is, I made it out alive!  My brother is still alive, but for how long?
Many would have raised ST to 11 as well, but it was a bit of an experiment, and I
found that 9 works perfectly well for my design, even with the occasional Plate
armor.  I've had no stat trains thus far, but all that will change now, as I intend
to work on the physicals and stay a Freshman for as long as I can.  Fare Well,
Transel! -- Sputterbuzz

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  TACKLE BOX now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it. 
Hey everybody, watch out for ELMINOTH, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after 
mashing CAPTURED ORC like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was ELVORA, who dropped 9 points after a disappointing (to say 
the least) bout with FLASHER.  Well, everybody's pal SPUTTERBUZZ moved its record to 
14-5-0 by defeating CHAS CRINGER in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 7 
recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger 
halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid TACKLE BOX, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does TRANSEL really have that many 
liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch REIGN's act in the arena.  Those 
acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from TACKLE BOX.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been real, and its been fun, 
but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWIVEL 5822                  17   9  1   111       TACKLE BOX (503)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUMP JUMPER 5830            22  10  0   108       TACKLE BOX (503)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAS CRINGER 6499            15  13  0    79       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOHN HUSTON 6480             15  22  2    71       THE DIRECTORS (560)
-DAVID FINCHER 6478           14  23  2    71       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 FAINTLY FRANNIE 6519         11   6  0    70       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ORSON WELLS 6479             11  26  2    61       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 FLASHER 6556                  6   1  1    61       TACKLE BOX (503)
-JOE WILLIAMS 6583             9   4  0    60       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROX II 6539                  6   1  0    55       REIGN (568)
-AUSTIN NORDELL 6477           5  32  0    47       THE DIRECTORS (560)
 ELMINOTH 6528                 4   1  0    47       REIGN (568)
-ODD 6533                      3   0  0    44       BALTO (543)
 ELVORA 6527                   5   3  0    40       REIGN (568)
 WORBRIN 6531                  6   2  0    39       REIGN (568)
 XOLDRIN 6529                  5   0  1    38       REIGN (568)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKIP JAMES 6579               2   0  0    31       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOLIAGE 6378                  3   4  0    20       BALTO (543)
 BASHFUL BENNIE 6568           2   2  0    20       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 SWEET FREDDY 6570             2   0  0    18       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 ALLEN ANGST 6565              4   2  0    17       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-ROBERT JOHNSON 6586           1   1  0    14       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
-SUNRISE 6535                  1   1  0    13       RED BLADES (569)
-VIOLET 6537                   1   1  0    12       RED BLADES (569)
-SCOTOR BEEFLOINS 5173         1   5  0     8       11THHOURANDONEPIG (452)
-MAXIM 6536                    1   1  0     7       RED BLADES (569)
-SLEEPY JOHN ESTES 6581        1   1  1     6       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
-SONNY BOY II 6578             0   1  0     1       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SPOON 6587              0  1 0 TACKLE BOX 503       KALTOS PRIVATEER      671  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We congratulate Sputterbuzz.  That's hard to say in a hurry, especially if you're
drinking.  But there it is, we congratulate Sputterbuzz anyway.  Good work. -- the
Psycho Squad

Sputterbuzz -- Oh... a title match again.  I don't know if I can handle these things.
I'm sure it's too much, even though you were so patient.  I think I need to go lie
down. -- Faintly Frannie

Swivel -- Sneaky!  I just got me grip to start cringing you, and you SWIVELED.  You
weren't THERE to be cringed!  That's... practically underhanded. -- Chas Cringer
P.S.  But the fans were on my side.  Swiveling is all well and good in its PLACE, but
for real appeal, you want a thorough cringing.
P.P.S.  And more skills.

I don't think I actually meant to hit that boy, but he was so... THERE.  So inviting.
So I did. -- Bashful Bennie

Someone told me to put my finances in the hands of a Scribe, and I did, but I just
couldn't stand to have them out of my sight.  The worry!  And when I went to get them
back, I found he'd EMBEZZLED them.  So I had to beat him up and riffle his pockets.

And he started screaming and calling me a THIEF, and I just DON'T KNOW if the
constables will believe my side of the story or NOT.  The TENSION, you can't conceive
how bad it is! -- Allen Angst

Sonny Boy II -- Well, heck, I meant to greet you with an axe, even though you aren't
family.  I wanted you to feel like you were as important to me as real family.  Maybe
next time, I will. -- Sweet Freddy
P.S.  Have an axe, and make you feel important.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPOON was butchered by KALTOS PRIVATEER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SPUTTERBUZZ devastated CHAS CRINGER in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
STUMP JUMPER handily defeated XENORIA in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
SWIVEL devastated FAINTLY FRANNIE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
BROX II was demolished by XENORIA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ELVORA was vanquished by FLASHER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
WORBRIN overpowered ALLEN ANGST in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
XOLDRIN overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ELMINOTH vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
BASHFUL BENNIE viciously subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's fight.
SWEET FREDDY handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   2 -  2      86  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        36 -  22 -  1      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  30 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 671 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
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SWIVEL 5822                17   9  1  111 TACKLE BOX (503)
STRIKING ATTACK  STUMP JUMPER 5830          22  10  0  108 TACKLE BOX (503)
BASHING ATTACK   FAINTLY FRANNIE 6519       11   6  0   70 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
AIMED BLOW       FLASHER 6556                6   1  1   61 TACKLE BOX (503)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHAS CRINGER 6499.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ELMINOTH 6528.  The ten other most popular fighters were BASHFUL BENNIE 
6568, STUMP JUMPER 5830, XOLDRIN 6529, CHAS CRINGER 6499, SWIVEL 5822, FLASHER 6556, 
WORBRIN 6531, SWEET FREDDY 6570, SPOON 6587, and FAINTLY FRANNIE 6519.

The least popular fighter this week was ALLEN ANGST 6565.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ELVORA 6527, BROX II 6539, FAINTLY FRANNIE 6519, SPOON 6587, 
SWEET FREDDY 6570, WORBRIN 6531, FLASHER 6556, SWIVEL 5822, CHAS CRINGER 6499, and 
XOLDRIN 6529.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SWIVEL (6-5822) TACKLE BOX (503)
STUMP JUMPER (6-5830) TACKLE BOX (503)

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

SPUTTERBUZZ (6-5810) TACKLE BOX (503)