DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2011    Duedate: 01/05/2012

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-687

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KAIARI
SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
(6-5656) [14-9-0,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KAIARI                         STEEL DEVIL
SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)        INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)
(6-5656) [14-9-0,135]          (6-6610) [1-2-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KAIARI                         LIZZIE BROADAXE
SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)        PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
(6-5656) [14-9-0,135]          (6-6648) [2-0-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)   35
2. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)          31      PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
3. SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)     23      Unchartered Team
4. RED BLADES (569)             5
5. T IS FOR ... (580)           1      RED BLADES (569)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*RED BLADES (569)          16  10  1 61.5   1/ 1 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)  10  5 0
 2- 1 BLACK AND BLUES (575)     38  32  1 54.3   2/ 3 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        7  7 0
 3- 2 WINGED LEGION (499)       66  58  3 53.2   3/ 2 TACKLE BOX (503)          7  7 0
 4/ 3 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       282 262  8 51.8   4- 4 BLACK AND BLUES (575)     3  1 0
 5/ 4 TACKLE BOX (503)         185 178  8 51.0   5/ 6*INK & STEEL FOREVE (577)  3  3 2
 6/ 5 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)  221 223 22 49.8   6- 5 WINGED LEGION (499)       3  5 0
 7/ 6*INK & STEEL FOREVE (577)   7  11  3 38.9   7/ 0*T IS FOR ... (580)        0  2 0
 8/ 0*T IS FOR ... (580)         1   2  0 33.3   8/ 0*RED BLADES (569)          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 690): WHISKEY of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 695): VIPER of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 691): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 686): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): EILEEN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 679): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): WRATH of APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): MARGANAD of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 524): INFERNO of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 572): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 690): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 695): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 691): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 686): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 679): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 524): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 572) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 572): BIG BIRD of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 690): TERTIUS of LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 293): LUAU LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
               (turn 679): DRED of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTER of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  PSYCHO SQUAD had cause to celebrate, after SWEET FREDDY got 19 points 
by beating UNCLE SPANKY.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, SWEET FREDDY was 
winsome, after beating UNCLE SPANKY and seeing him lose 7 points.  FLASHER found out 
that TRANSEL isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So 
who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds 
like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  LORD TEV 
GREENHEART in the Dark Arena wasn't enough for STEEL DEVIL of INK & STEEL FOREVER.  
Maybe that certain serving girl(?) at The Sultan's Tent will be!  Charity is unknown 
in TRANSEL, and rightly so.  PSYCHO SQUAD exacted their revenge against SOUL 
STRIPPERS II.  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in TRANSEL is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports 
for TRANSEL?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAIARI 5656                  14   9  0   135       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YASNAC 5784                  12   5  2    94       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLASHER 6556                 11   6  1    84       TACKLE BOX (503)
-JOE WILLIAMS 6583            15   7  0    83       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
-SKIP JAMES 6579               9   2  0    81       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 PLAINSMAN 3915               17  15  0    74       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROBERT JOHNSON 6586           6   7  0    57       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SONNY BOY II 6578             6   6  0    55       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 SWEET FREDDY 6570             9   9  0    54       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-FLY 6334                      5   1  1    54       WINGED LEGION (499)
 UNCLE SPANKY 5658            13  10  1    50       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
-VIOLET 6537                   5   2  0    45       RED BLADES (569)
-HARD CORE 6599                4   0  1    38       INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEEL DEVIL 6610              1   2  1    33       INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)
 SUFFERIN' SAPPHO 6622         6   4  0    32       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 FRIAR LUCK 6623               3   6  0    25       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 LAZY IKE 6636                 3   0  0    25       TACKLE BOX (503)
-SPARROW 6335                  2   0  1    24       WINGED LEGION (499)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TATTER 6650                   1   0  0    21       T IS FOR ... (580)
 JITTERBUG 6634                2   1  0    20       TACKLE BOX (503)
 LIZZIE BROADAXE 6648          2   0  0    19       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-PATTON 6573                   3   1  1    17       RED BLADES (569)
-ALBATROSS 6391                1   1  0    16       WINGED LEGION (499)
 INK AND STEEL 6603            2   3  1    15       INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)
 TOTALLY TILLY 6637            4   2  0    14       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 DAZEY MAY 6641                1   1  0    14       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-OWL 6392                      0   1  0     7       WINGED LEGION (499)
 HOVERCRAB 6638                0   3  0     5       TACKLE BOX (503)
 TAX 6652                      0   2  0     2       T IS FOR ... (580)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LORD TEV GREENHE        0  0 0 DARK ARENA           STEEL DEVIL 6610      687  NONE
BASHFUL BENNIE 6568     7 10 0 PSYCHO SQUAD 135     UNCLE SPANKY 5658     684  JUST REVENGED
DA1 6639                0  1 0 RED BLADES 569       LORD TEV GREENHE      687  NONE
DIRTY RAT 6606          3  2 0 TACKLE BOX 503       HARD CORE 6599        686   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Uncle Spanky -- I don't know if I could manage the "sweetness" my arena name
suggests, but... would it help?  If so, I'll give it a try.  If not, I'll
(mphyaygur*@&$#@)! -- Sweet Freddy, cnesored again

Hovercrab -- No way I'm going to leave you floating around overhead!  Or at ankle
level, for that matter.  I can just imagine a whole host of problems this could
cause.  So, no way, Jose! -- Sufferin' Sappho

Owl -- That must be INCREDIBLY COOL.  I mean, to fly, and to see in the dark, and all
that stuff.  Well, except for, you know, eating mice and things.  If eating mice is
required, I'll, like, pass on the whole thing. -- Totally Tilly

What?  Was there a fight?  I didn't notice. -- Dazey May

The Embezzling Scribe thought he could PUT SOMETHING OVER ON ME.  Well, he won't
think that again.  And if the arenamaster hadn't stepped in, what a softy!, that
Scribe wouldn't think ANYTHING again. -- Lizzy Broadaxe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STEEL DEVIL butchered LORD TEV GREENHEART in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was murdered by LORD TEV GREENHEART in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
KAIARI demolished FLASHER in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
YASNAC devastated MASTER RHOLENN in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
PLAINSMAN savagely defeated MASTER RHOLENN in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
UNCLE SPANKY was defeated by SWEET FREDDY in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
SUFFERIN' SAPPHO bested JITTERBUG in a popular 1 minute gruesome competition.
LAZY IKE won victory over DAZEY MAY in a 3 minute duel.
INK AND STEEL viciously subdued HOVERCRAB in a popular 1 minute gruesome duel.
TOTALLY TILLY lost to FRIAR LUCK in a popular 1 minute fight.
TAX was savagely defeated by LIZZIE BROADAXE in a popular 3 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        26 -  24 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  21 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 687 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  KAIARI 5656                14   9  0  135 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
BASHING ATTACK   YASNAC 5784                12   5  2   94 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
AIMED BLOW       FLASHER 6556               11   6  1   84 TACKLE BOX (503)
TOTAL PARRY      PLAINSMAN 3915             17  15  0   74 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
PARRY-LUNGE      UNCLE SPANKY 5658          13  10  1   50 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KAIARI 5656.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LIZZIE BROADAXE 6648.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUFFERIN' SAPPHO 
6622, DAZEY MAY 6641, INK AND STEEL 6603, STEEL DEVIL 6610, YASNAC 5784, SWEET FREDDY 
6570, FRIAR LUCK 6623, KAIARI 5656, PLAINSMAN 3915, and UNCLE SPANKY 5658.

The least popular fighter this week was TAX 6652.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOVERCRAB 6638, LAZY IKE 6636, JITTERBUG 6634, FLASHER 6556, DA1 6639, 
TOTALLY TILLY 6637, UNCLE SPANKY 5658, PLAINSMAN 3915, KAIARI 5656, and FRIAR LUCK 
6623.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KAIARI (6-5656) SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI