DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/20/2012    Duedate: 02/02/2012

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-689

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FLASHER
TACKLE BOX (503)
(6-6556) [13-6-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLASHER                        TAX
TACKLE BOX (503)               T IS FOR ... (580)
(6-6556) [13-6-1,113]          (6-6652) [2-2-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

UNCLE SPANKY                   TOTALLY TILLY
SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)        PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
(6-5658) [15-10-2,64]          (6-6637) [4-4-0,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TACKLE BOX (503)            53
2. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)           9      PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
3. T IS FOR ... (580)           4      Unchartered Team
4. SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)      2
5. INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)    0      T IS FOR ... (580)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*RED BLADES (569)          16  10  1 61.5   1/ 1 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)  11  4 2
 2/ 3 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       287 267 10 51.8   2/ 2 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        8  7 2
 3/ 4 TACKLE BOX (503)         189 183  8 50.8   3/ 3 TACKLE BOX (503)          5  8 0
 4/ 5 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)  228 226 24 50.2   4- 4*INK & STEEL FOREVE (577)  2  0 1
 5/ 6*T IS FOR ... (580)         3   3  0 50.0   5/ 5*T IS FOR ... (580)        2  2 0
 6- 7*INK & STEEL FOREVE (577)   7  11  3 38.9   6- 7*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 692): TAI of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 575): GNU I KNEW of GNU TEAM (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 697): HERMOD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 693): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 688): FLASHER of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 297): NIKKI NAILS of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 681): SCARFACE of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 683): LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 682): RED HOUSE of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 648): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 637): VONSITAN KORV of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 630): HENDRIX of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 581): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 526): KOLBERT MOON of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 574): THUNDER BUG of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 692): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 575): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 697): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 693): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 688): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 297): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 681): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 683): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 682): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 648): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 637): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 630): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 581): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 526): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 574) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 692): JOSH of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): LOABAL DOMINATION OF STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): RUNNING DEER of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): BLAKSKUL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): WHAT of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, TRANSEL?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see SLUGGO win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SLUGGO beat DAZEY 
MAY and DAZEY MAY lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, TRANSEL may be getting bland, as FLASHER stays top dog in the city.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
TRANSEL, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  PSYCHO SQUAD the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like T IS FOR ... 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for TRANSEL's 
morgue.  More variety.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  FRIAR LUCK, a glorious 4-6-0 
fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad SOUL STRIPPERS II.  And what a stunning loss 
we have here, boys and girls, SUFFERIN' SAPPHO of PSYCHO SQUAD has added the final 
loss to hers 7-4-0.  Tee hee!  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of TRANSEL.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLASHER 6556                 13   6  1   113       TACKLE BOX (503)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YASNAC 5784                  13   6  2    89       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 PLAINSMAN 3915               19  15  0    82       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNCLE SPANKY 5658            15  10  2    64       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET FREDDY 6570            10  10  1    56       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-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)
 LAZY IKE 6636                 4   1  0    29       TACKLE BOX (503)
 LIZZIE BROADAXE 6648          4   0  1    28       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLUGGO 6655                   1   0  0    22       TACKLE BOX (503)
-TATTER 6650                   1   0  0    21       T IS FOR ... (580)
-PATTON 6573                   3   1  1    17       RED BLADES (569)
 TAX 6652                      2   2  0    17       T IS FOR ... (580)
 TOTALLY TILLY 6637            4   4  0    16       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-INK AND STEEL 6603            2   3  1    15       INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)
 LINTASIA 6659                 1   0  1    11       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 DAZEY MAY 6641                2   2  0     8       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SUFFERIN' SAPPHO 6622   7  5 0 PSYCHO SQUAD 135     UNCLE SPANKY 5658     689   
FRIAR LUCK 6623         4  7 0 SOUL STRIPPERS I 237 SWEET FREDDY 6570     689   
TANTRUM 6649            0  1 0 T IS FOR ... 580     LINTASIA 6659         689   
DIRTY RAT 6606          3  2 0 TACKLE BOX 503       HARD CORE 6599        686   
HOOK 6658               0  1 0 TACKLE BOX 503       VAREN D'KENSIS        689  NONE
JITTERBUG 6634          2  3 0 TACKLE BOX 503       DEVERIL THE DARI      689  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tilly -- You BET I unbelievably bested you.  And I'll do it AGAIN.  And everyone will
BOO, just like they did this time. -- Tax

Yo -- Sorry for the long silence form us, especially in the DM columns.  Life has a
way of kicking you in the teeth sometimes.  We should be more available (and vocal)
after another two or three turns. -- Saucy Jack (and yes it's Saucy, not Savory, if
you could note that please)

     So noted.  Thanks.

Kaiari wasn't all that special, but pretty fun.  She was a slasher 9-4-13-15-15-17-
11, ad ex init and decise, and ex attack.  Favorites Ba, vh-vl, learned parry.

Buri -- Congrats on beating Kaiari and taking the throne. -- Saucy Jack

Freddy -- I'm starting to feel sea-sick. -- Friar Luck

Lazy Ike -- Never really expected that, even with 20 fights on you. -- Uncle Spanky

Freddy -- You just behave or you know what happens! -- Uncle Spanky

Tax -- It was supposed to. -- Lizzie Broadaxe

Friar Luck -- Huh, bad luck for me, I guess.  But I don't put up with "bad luck," you
know.  I'll be FIXING that.  Count on it. -- Sweet Freddy

Jitterbug -- That's an amazing dance, kiddo.  If a golem can be a "kiddo."  Well,
even if a golem can't, it's still an amazing dance.  I didn't much care for it. --
Sufferin' Sappho

Tax -- I can't, you know, believe you did that!  It was, like, totally uncool. --
Totally Tilly

What?  There was... oh, he was from Mordant?  He didn't... I didn't think he looked
much like... well, if you say so. -- Dazey May

Who is this Bumble-Fingers idiot?  He GOT IN MY WAY!  I don't stand for that kind of
thing. -- Lizzie Broadaxe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JITTERBUG was butchered by DEVERIL THE DARING in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HOOK was butchered by VAREN D'KENSIS in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
FLASHER handily defeated YASNAC in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
PLAINSMAN unbelievably bested PEREGRINE FIREHAWK in a crowd pleasing 10 minute brawl.
FRIAR LUCK was assassinated by SWEET FREDDY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
UNCLE SPANKY viciously butchered SUFFERIN' SAPPHO in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
LIZZIE BROADAXE beat SIR LYRIN PRESKANE in a 1 minute brawl.
LAZY IKE overcame TOTALLY TILLY in a 2 minute fight.
DAZEY MAY was handily defeated by SLUGGO in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TAX unbelievably bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute gruesome novice's duel.
TANTRUM was slaughtered by LINTASIA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    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      8 -   3 -  2      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  2      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        22 -  19 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  21 -  3      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 689 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       FLASHER 6556               13   6  1  113 TACKLE BOX (503)
BASHING ATTACK   YASNAC 5784                13   6  2   89 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
TOTAL PARRY      PLAINSMAN 3915             19  15  0   82 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
PARRY-LUNGE      UNCLE SPANKY 5658          15  10  2   64 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is UNCLE SPANKY 5658.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TOTALLY TILLY 6637.  The ten other most popular fighters were UNCLE SPANKY 
5658, FLASHER 6556, SUFFERIN' SAPPHO 6622, LIZZIE BROADAXE 6648, SLUGGO 6655, 
LINTASIA 6659, JITTERBUG 6634, PLAINSMAN 3915, SWEET FREDDY 6570, and LAZY IKE 6636.

The least popular fighter this week was TAX 6652.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DAZEY MAY 6641, FRIAR LUCK 6623, YASNAC 5784, HOOK 6658, TANTRUM 6649, 
LAZY IKE 6636, SWEET FREDDY 6570, PLAINSMAN 3915, JITTERBUG 6634, and LINTASIA 6659.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVIII

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAWK 5764 (19-8-0)                     3  2  0         WINGED LEGION        
SPUTTERBUZZ 5810 (22-12-0)             1  3  0         TACKLE BOX           

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RED FUSION 5480 (105-74-0)             4  3  0         IT'S NEW!            

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALUCARD 6467 (10-0-0)                  1  3  0         GOLDEN DAWN          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLASHER 6556 (12-6-1)                  2  3  0         TACKLE BOX           
ZONE 4547 (7-2-0)                      1  3  0         CONTROL              

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WATT-EVANS 3336 (5-5-0)                1  3  0         WRITE & FIGHT        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HARD CORE 6599 (4-0-1)                17  2  0         INK & STEEL FOREVER  
MAJOR SETBACK 4100 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         MAJORITY             
STEINBECK 3870 (5-2-0)                 0  3  0         WRITE & FIGHT        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OWL 6392 (0-1-0)                       2  3  0         WINGED LEGION        
MAJOR DISASTER 4102 (0-0-0)            0  3  0         MAJORITY             

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLUGGO 6655 (0-0-0)                    4  3  0         TACKLE BOX           
BIG BILL BROONZY 6640 (0-0-0)          1  3  0         BLACK AND BLUES      
JELLY WORM 6657 (0-0-0)                0  2  0  DEAD   TACKLE BOX