DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/17/2012    Duedate: 03/01/2012

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-691

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JOE WILLIAMS
BLACK AND BLUES (575)
(6-6583) [16-7-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JOE WILLIAMS                   STEEL DEVIL
BLACK AND BLUES (575)          INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)
(6-6583) [16-7-0,94]           (6-6610) [2-2-2,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

UNCLE SPANKY                   YASNAC
SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)        SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
(6-5658) [16-11-2,63]          (6-5784) [13-8-2,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK AND BLUES (575)       57
2. INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)   56      CONTROL (390)
3. CONTROL (390)               17      Unchartered Team
4. SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)      6
5. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)           1INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 CONTROL (390)              9   6  1 60.0   1/ 1 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)   7  8 3
 2/ 0 BLACK AND BLUES (575)     42  33  1 56.0   2/ 2 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        7  8 2
 3/ 1 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       292 272 11 51.8   3/ 3 TACKLE BOX (503)          6  9 0
 4/ 2 TACKLE BOX (503)         192 190  8 50.3   4/ 0 BLACK AND BLUES (575)     4  1 0
 5/ 3 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)  232 232 25 50.0   5/ 0*INK & STEEL FOREVE (577)  2  1 1
 6/ 0*INK & STEEL FOREVE (577)   9  12  4 42.9   6/ 0 CONTROL (390)             1  0 0
 7/ 4*T IS FOR ... (580)         3   6  0 33.3   7/ 4*T IS FOR ... (580)        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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 694): RANDOM MANIAC of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 577): SERPENT2 of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 699): KVASIR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 671): BRAVE 1 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 695): QUARTUS of LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 690): FLASHER of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 699): EILEEN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 683): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 685): BABY ON BOARD of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 684): ROLISTON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 650): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 639): KORGOTH of BARBARIA (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 295): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 632): HENDRIX of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 583): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): QIONG YING of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 528): KOLBERT MOON of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 246): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 576): THUNDER BUG of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 694): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 577): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 699): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 671): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 695): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 690): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 699): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 683): ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 685): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 684): THE BOWLS (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 650): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 639): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 295): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 632): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 583): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 528): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 246): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 576) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 577): SERPENT2 of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 698): EXISTENCE MUNDANE of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 670): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 690): FLASHER of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 683): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
               (turn 682): WILD THINGS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 684): CHATROOMMATE of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 684): ROLISTON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 650): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 632): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
               (turn 631): URCHIN of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 670): LORD FOUL of BLOODGUARD (Sigird Fafnisbane, mgr.)
              (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hail Transel, on the eve of my last night in town.  I'm heading to the Dark
Arena to see if I can get another kill under my belt.  Hard Core, I'm disappointed in
you for sitting out the bloodfeud!  I know, it's a tourney thing.
     A bit about myself: I was a rollup that got lost in the shuffle when Buri went
on haitus.  I lay there for years, filled out as a Striker with 17 ST, 17 WT, and 17
DF.  When I eventually saw the light of day again, I was re-designed to this:
12-9-9-20-9-5-20 and raised those 20s to 21s in two attempts.  I was further blessed
with Great damage, and now I find out that I have fist for a favorite!  Hmm, I always
thought it was the Quarterstaff, I really like hitting things with sticks.  Maybe
I'll like the barehand approach, we'll see how it goes.  I expect to retire in
Darkholm, after a few more fights. -- Flasher

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TRANSEL games.  ROBERT JOHNSON caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested PLAINSMAN and was awarded 28 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, INK AND STEEL put 
down SLUGGO, causing him to lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  Most 
watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on KOLDIS THE CRAFTY as he bore 
arms against the Dark Arena Challenge of reigning Duelmaster FLASHER.  The crowds 
were amazed this turn, as KOLDIS THE CRAFTY killed the Duelmaster, FLASHER, leaving 
TACKLE BOX in mourning.  With bloody hand JOE WILLIAMS has ascended to the throne of 
champions.  Is he that one which is spoken of in the ancient texts?  Heed this!  A 
seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall 
perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In TRANSEL "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and 
it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after LINTASIA.  Watch your 
back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  STEEL DEVIL has sworn to take up religion upon living to tell of 
his recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing indeed!  The warrior's 
path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week 
TOTALLY TILLY, at 4-6-0, departed TRANSEL forever.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets 
and assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil 
always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in TRANSEL.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a 
turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its 
prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOE WILLIAMS 6583            16   7  0    94       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKIP JAMES 6579              10   2  0    88       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 YASNAC 5784                  13   8  2    86       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 ROBERT JOHNSON 6586           7   7  0    85       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 PLAINSMAN 3915               20  16  0    76       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 ZONE 4547                     8   2  0    70       CONTROL (390)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNCLE SPANKY 5658            16  11  2    63       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET FREDDY 6570            11  11  1    62       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEEL DEVIL 6610              2   2  2    56       INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)
 SONNY BOY II 6578             6   7  0    52       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
-HARD CORE 6599                4   0  1    38       INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINTASIA 6659                 3   0  2    33       SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
 INK AND STEEL 6603            3   3  1    33       INK & STEEL FOREVER (577)
-ROLL 4546                     1   0  1    33       CONTROL (390)
 LAZY IKE 6636                 5   2  0    32       TACKLE BOX (503)
 LIZZIE BROADAXE 6648          5   1  1    29       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TATTER 6650                   1   0  0    21       T IS FOR ... (580)
 DAZEY MAY 6641                4   2  1    16       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 SLUGGO 6655                   2   1  0    15       TACKLE BOX (503)
 BIG BILL BROONZY 6640         1   0  0    14       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 TAX 6652                      2   4  0    10       T IS FOR ... (580)
 LE BON DAO 6674               1   1  0     4       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
C'YLENRE THE SLY        0  0 0 DARK ARENA           STEEL DEVIL 6610      691  NONE
INKED GUARD 6656        0  1 0 INK & STEEL FORE 577 VAREN D'KENSIS        691  NONE
SUFFERIN' SAPPHO 6622   7  5 0 PSYCHO SQUAD 135     UNCLE SPANKY 5658     689  REVENGED
TOTALLY TILLY 6637      4  6 0 PSYCHO SQUAD 135     LINTASIA 6659         691   
DIM MILKBLOOD 6668      0  2 0 SOUL STRIPPERS I 237 DAZEY MAY 6641        691   
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   
BAIT 6676               0  1 0 TACKLE BOX 503       SOLARIN THE SILE      691  NONE
CHUM 6675               0  1 0 TACKLE BOX 503       KOLDIS THE CRAFT      691  NONE
FLASHER 6556           14  7 1 TACKLE BOX 503       KOLDIS THE CRAFT      691  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We congratulate Flasher.  Well, most of us do.  Lizzie said... and then Freddy
said....  Well, the rest of us congratulate Flasher. -- Jorja and some of the Psycho
Squad

Uncle Spanky -- That works for me.  Provisionally.  I wouldn't have minded another
kill.  Jorja says I'm too bloodthirsty, but I tell her, "I'm a psycho.  Get used to
it."  I don't think she will, she won't let me raise my kill desire or aim at vitals.
This is pretty silly from someone who graduated with four kills, isn't it? -- Sweet
Freddy
P.S.  Don't buy into her "virtuous Adantri" act.  She's a killer.  Same like me.

Saucy Jack -- Darned if I know how Uncle Spanky lost that.  One-shotted!  I won't
change Freddy's strategy if you want to send Spanky again. -- Jorja

Ha!  You won't change my strategy anyway!  *I* know you! -- Freddy

Lazy Ike -- You're so lazy, you're NO FUN AT ALL.  Bummer. -- Lizzie Broadaxe

Sluggo -- You totally ARE. -- Totally Tilly

That was a...?  Mordant?  But isn't that...?  I mean, I don't understand this at all.
-- Dazey May

Dim Milkblood -- But of course. -- Le Bon Dao

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FLASHER was dealt death by KOLDIS THE CRAFTY in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
STEEL DEVIL murdered C'YLENRE THE SLY in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
CHUM was assassinated by KOLDIS THE CRAFTY in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
INKED GUARD was butchered by VAREN D'KENSIS in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
BAIT was assassinated by SOLARIN THE SILENT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JOE WILLIAMS luckily beat YASNAC in a 3 minute master's Title competition.
SKIP JAMES devastated SWEET FREDDY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PLAINSMAN was handily defeated by ROBERT JOHNSON in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
UNCLE SPANKY won victory over SONNY BOY II in a action packed 1 minute duel.
ZONE overpowered LAZY IKE in a 4 minute gory uneven duel.
LIZZIE BROADAXE narrowly defeated TAX in a 3 minute gruesome match.
SLUGGO was overpowered by INK AND STEEL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TOTALLY TILLY was murdered by LINTASIA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DAZEY MAY delivered the death blow upon DIM MILKBLOOD in a 1 minute battle.
LE BON DAO was demolished by BIG BILL BROONZY in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  2      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  22 -  3      41  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 691 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      JOE WILLIAMS 6583          16   7  0   94 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
AIMED BLOW       SKIP JAMES 6579            10   2  0   88 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
BASHING ATTACK   YASNAC 5784                13   8  2   86 SOUL STRIPPERS II (237)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ZONE 4547                   8   2  0   70 CONTROL (390)
PARRY-LUNGE      UNCLE SPANKY 5658          16  11  2   63 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 YASNAC 5784.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZONE 4547, LIZZIE 
BROADAXE 6648, UNCLE SPANKY 5658, LINTASIA 6659, DAZEY MAY 6641, STEEL DEVIL 6610, 
JOE WILLIAMS 6583, SKIP JAMES 6579, ROBERT JOHNSON 6586, and SONNY BOY II 6578.

The least popular fighter this week was LE BON DAO 6674.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DIM MILKBLOOD 6668, TOTALLY TILLY 6637, SLUGGO 6655, TAX 6652, LAZY IKE 
6636, PLAINSMAN 3915, SWEET FREDDY 6570, BAIT 6676, INKED GUARD 6656, and CHUM 6675.

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

FLASHER (6-6556) TACKLE BOX (503)

               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. 

                             AXIOM (11-3918) ERRATA (372) 
                     MACHETE MOUSE (82-4566) MAMMAL MILITIA (616) 
                 GONE TO GEORGIA (82-28596) STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657) 
                         ROOT (82-31537) 4 LETTER BEER (5196) 
                         SMOOTH (82-33235) TRANSITIONS (5487) 
                   YELLOW DEUCE COUPE (82-33317) COLOR TUNES (5502) 
                         ROOM 282 (82-33685) TEMPE -05 (5575) 
                    UGAMUGGAH (82-41228) STREET PIZZAD XXII (5040) 
                   TOUCHE' TURTLE (82-44789) KILLER KARTOONS (7535) 
                   MIDSIZE WHOOPER (82-47794) COOL NAMES 22 (8035) 
                  DAVID WAYBUR (84-5954) MEDAL OF HONOR F3 II (1124) 
                      RODEO CLOWN (84-11743) TOUGHER GUYS (2136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes