DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/02/2011    Duedate: 09/15/2011

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-679

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FAINTLY FRANNIE
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
(6-6519) [17-8-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FAINTLY FRANNIE                HARD CORE
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)
(6-6519) [17-8-0,101]          (6-6599) [3-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FAINTLY FRANNIE                SWEET FREDDY
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
(6-6519) [17-8-0,101]          (6-6570) [7-3-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REIGN (568)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK AND BLUES (575)       44
2. TACKLE BOX (503)            37      REIGN (568)
3. SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)     19      Unchartered Team
4. INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)   18
5. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)          14INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 REIGN (568)               42  20  2 67.7   1/ 1 REIGN (568)               9  5 0
 2- 2*RED BLADES (569)          14   9  1 60.9   2/ 2 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        7  7 0
 3/ 3 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       265 241  8 52.4   3/ 4 BLACK AND BLUES (575)     5  4 0
 4/ 4 TACKLE BOX (503)         174 166  8 51.2   4/ 0 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)   3  2 0
 5/ 5 BLACK AND BLUES (575)     27  27  1 50.0   5/ 5*INK & STEEL FOREVE (577)  2  5 0
 6/ 0 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)  200 204 20 49.5   6/ 6 TACKLE BOX (503)          2  9 0
 7/ 6*INK & STEEL FOREVE (577)   4   8  1 33.3   7- 3*RED BLADES (569)          1  2 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 682): BLACK of FULL SPECTRUM (Jester, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 565): I. M. WEASEL of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 687): THE SUN of BRIGHT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 659): RUNNING DEER of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 683): JUDAS PRIUS of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 678): FAINTLY FRANNIE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 287): ORSINIUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 671): CAPRICA of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 673): HARBOR MASTER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 672): SPEEDO SMURF of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 640): IRINIA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 627): ZANDER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 289): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 620): URCHIN of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 571): TAC TACK of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 271): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTI0N (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 264): BURNING RUBBER of WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 516): MOOSEHEAD of FLOYD'S BREWERY (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 564): RUGEN THE JELLY FISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 682): BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 565): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 687): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 659): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 683): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 678): REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 287): CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 671): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 673): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 672): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 640): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 627): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 289): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 620): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 571): VENTUR BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 271): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 264): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 516): FLOYD'S BREWERY (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 564) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 681): LITTLE BEAR of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 686): SQUASH of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 657): MAT'ARI of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 683): GIDGET IMER of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 671): CAPRICA of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
               (turn 670): TREMORS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 677): MY DEER WATSON of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 289): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 288): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 264): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 515): RED HOOK of FLOYD'S BREWERY (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Oh!  Oh, dear.  All that blood.  I can't stand all that blood... it makes my
head reel, and everything goes blank, and afterward... oh....

                                  Faintly Frannie

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in TRANSEL since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Hmmmph!  I always thought 
RED BLADES was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-0-0!  What's with 
ROBERT JOHNSON?  He actually beat SOUL STRIPPERS II's UNCLE SPANKY, and walked away 
with 19 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at SOUL STRIPPERS II.  UNCLE 
SPANKY lost 11 points to ROBERT JOHNSON.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe UNCLE 
SPANKY will provide more easy wins...  Try as he might, BROX II wasn't good enough at 
persuading FAINTLY FRANNIE to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it 
be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the 
uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  TRANSEL thinks INK & STEEL 
FOREVER and their 4-8-1 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  In 
my day, no team with a 3-6-1 would scare me off!  What's the problem, TACKLE BOX?  
How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, ELVORA!  Don't make 
idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
TRANSEL is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  
Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAINTLY FRANNIE 6519         17   8  0   101       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELMINOTH 6528                 8   3  0    87       REIGN (568)
 JOE WILLIAMS 6583            12   6  0    73       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 BROX II 6539                  9   4  1    72       REIGN (568)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET FREDDY 6570             7   3  0    65       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-WORBRIN 6531                 10   3  0    62       REIGN (568)
 KAIARI 5656                   9   6  0    60       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 SKIP JAMES 6579               6   1  0    60       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLASHER 6556                  7   3  1    54       TACKLE BOX (503)
 YASNAC 5784                   6   3  1    54       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 PLAINSMAN 3915               14  10  0    52       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
-SUNRISE 6535                  4   2  0    52       RED BLADES (569)
 ROBERT JOHNSON 6586           4   5  0    47       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 ELVORA 6527                   7   7  0    42       REIGN (568)
 XOLDRIN 6529                  8   3  1    41       REIGN (568)
 SONNY BOY II 6578             3   5  0    34       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIOLET 6537                   4   2  0    33       RED BLADES (569)
 UNCLE SPANKY 5658             8   7  0    31       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 HARD CORE 6599                3   0  0    31       INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)
 ALLEN ANGST 6565              6   8  0    26       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASHFUL BENNIE 6568           6   6  0    24       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUFFERIN' SAPPHO 6622         2   0  0    23       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-PATTON 6573                   3   1  1    17       RED BLADES (569)
 FRIAR LUCK 6623               1   0  0    15       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 INK AND STEEL 6603            1   2  1    10       INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)
 DIRTY RAT 6606                1   1  0     8       TACKLE BOX (503)
-STEEL DEVIL 6610              0   1  0     1       INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLAH 6629               0  1 0 INK & STEEL FORE 577 KOLDIS THE CRAFT      679  NONE
DEWEY 6627              0  1 0 TACKLE BOX 503       SOLARIN THE SILE      679  NONE
HUEY 6626               0  1 0 TACKLE BOX 503       VAREN D'KENSIS        679  NONE
LOUIE 6628              0  1 0 TACKLE BOX 503       DEVERIL THE DARI      679  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     I have reason to suspect that somebody attempted to send personals to this
     newsletter by email.  However, for reasons unknown to me, hal rejected them.
     I'm sorry about this and hope it can be resolved in the future.
     Hal's preference is for plain text within the body of the email message.
     -- the Editor

Xoldrin -- Ha.  Never listen to what managers call us.  I'm not sweet, and I never
wanted to be sweet.  Bitter, that's me. -- Sweet Freddie

Elvora -- You can't do that!  NEVER try to come between me and Frannie.  She won't
believe you, anyway, but never say anything like that again! -- Angry Allen Angst

Hard Core -- Like what?  I mean, okay, a bone makes a hard core for an arm.  And, um,
trees sometimes have a hard core of heartwood.  But what are you trying to get at?
People never EXPLAIN things to me.  I hate that. -- Bashful Bennie

Ink and Steel -- Why, you're just a golem!  I don't have to do anything nice for a
golem.  Do I?  I mean, if it's an issue, I could try, but... a golem?  The very
thought makes me shiver. -- Sufferin' Sappho

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HUEY was butchered by VAREN D'KENSIS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LOUIE was butchered by DEVERIL THE DARING in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BLAH was killed by KOLDIS THE CRAFTY in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DEWEY was slain by SOLARIN THE SILENT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
FLASHER bested ELVORA in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
HARD CORE narrowly defeated ALLEN ANGST in a 4 minute bloody Challenge match.
FAINTLY FRANNIE devastated BROX II in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
ELMINOTH bested SIR RENARD D'KENSIS in a 2 minute bloody match.
SWEET FREDDY was overcome by JOE WILLIAMS in a action packed 3 minute fight.
PLAINSMAN lost to SKIP JAMES in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
KAIARI vanquished SONNY BOY II in a 1 minute uneven fight.
UNCLE SPANKY was vanquished by ROBERT JOHNSON in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
YASNAC savagely defeated XOLDRIN in a 2 minute brutal fight.
BASHFUL BENNIE subdued DIRTY RAT in a 1 minute master vs. amateur competition.
SUFFERIN' SAPPHO demolished INK AND STEEL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FRIAR LUCK beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       8         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  15 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        36 -  31 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 679 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 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         5  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         5 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   FAINTLY FRANNIE 6519       17   8  0  101 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
AIMED BLOW       ELMINOTH 6528               8   3  0   87 REIGN (568)
TOTAL PARRY      JOE WILLIAMS 6583          12   6  0   73 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
SLASHING ATTACK  KAIARI 5656                 9   6  0   60 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FAINTLY FRANNIE 6519.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SWEET FREDDY 6570.  The ten other most popular fighters were YASNAC 5784, 
HARD CORE 6599, ALLEN ANGST 6565, ELMINOTH 6528, ROBERT JOHNSON 6586, BLAH 6629, 
FLASHER 6556, SKIP JAMES 6579, FAINTLY FRANNIE 6519, and JOE WILLIAMS 6583.

The least popular fighter this week was INK AND STEEL 6603.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DIRTY RAT 6606, SONNY BOY II 6578, BROX II 6539, ELVORA 6527, 
DEWEY 6627, HUEY 6626, SUFFERIN' SAPPHO 6622, XOLDRIN 6529, UNCLE SPANKY 5658, and 
KAIARI 5656.