DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/05/2013    Duedate: 07/18/2013

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-727

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JOE WILLIAMS
BLACK AND BLUES (575)
(6-6583) [36-11-0,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JOE WILLIAMS                   DOVAHKIIN
BLACK AND BLUES (575)          SKYRIM (581)
(6-6583) [36-11-0,141]         (6-6663) [6-3-1,110]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SON OF JOHN                    SON OF JOHN
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
(6-6738) [9-17-0,58]           (6-6738) [9-17-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLACK AND BLUES (575)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STRIKE KING (548)           52
2. SKYRIM (581)                35      BLACK AND BLUES (575)
3. BLACK AND BLUES (575)       22      Unchartered Team
4. CONTROL (390)                0
5. PSYCHO SQUAD (135)          -3      STRIKE KING (548)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*STRIKE KING (548)          2   0  1  100   1/ 1 BLACK AND BLUES (575)    12  3 0
 2/ 3*SKYRIM (581)               6   3  1 66.7   2/ 3 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        5 10 0
 3- 2 CONTROL (390)             10   6  1 62.5   3/ 2*MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)   4  8 1
 4/ 4 BLACK AND BLUES (575)    113  80  2 58.5   4/ 0*STRIKE KING (548)         2  0 1
 5/ 5 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       382 361 17 51.4   5/ 5*SKYRIM (581)              2  1 1
 6/ 6*MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)    4   8  1 33.3   6- 6 CONTROL (390)             1  0 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 730): MUTANT BLOWBY of GOD SQUAD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 613): ELINTERRI of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 735): WHIFF of LEGIONS' OF HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 707): BUNKER BILL of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 731): Y THE BOLD of HISTORICAL KOLACT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 726): JOE WILLIAMS of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 735): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 719): VENUS of THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 721): AARON of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 720): DONEGAL of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 686): ONE TRICK PONY of PORN IN A BARN (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 675): ZANTOS of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 313): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 668): VEAL MARSALA of VENETIAN CINQUE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 619): ATOMIC PUNK of VAN DUEL (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 288): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 564): SUBWAY of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 264): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 612): CRYSOPRASE of ILLFANG PACT (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 730): CARNIVAL FREAKS (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 613): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 735): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 707): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 731): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 726): BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 735): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 719): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 721): NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 720): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 686): MEDAL OF HONOR J11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 675): SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 313): STEEL WOLVES 2 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 668): DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 619): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): STEEL WOLVES 5 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 288): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 564): CM - SCORPIO (Crapmaster, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 264): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 612) BRUTAL LEGION et al (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 729): COLOSSEUM HALLS of RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 613): ELINTERRI of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 730): BUZZ KILL of HOOKED ON COFFEE (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 734): CAT-IN-THE-HAT of UNDER JOLLY ROGER (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 719): VENUS of THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 720): KILL KITTEN of ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 720): DONEGAL of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
               (turn 719): LUCIANA of THE UNHOLY ONES (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 685): ETHER of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 675): ZANTOS of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 313): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 294): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 287): COCO NUTTAL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 264): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TRANSEL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  GREG caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested PRIVATE 3 and was awarded 29 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BLIND BLAKE put down 
PRIVATE 1, causing him to lose 7 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has JOE WILLIAMS in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim 
that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons 
perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TRANSEL.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those 
below.  SHIRLEY KNOTT take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in TRANSEL.  I 
cannot but express pride for the fearlessness of DOVAHKIIN who cast caution to the 
winds and challenged SHIRLEY KNOTT, a fighter 27 points higher.  Do not the gods 
reward courage?  DOVAHKIIN it was that claimed victory in the bout, while also rising 
35 points in recognition.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week SHIRLEY KNOTT, at 12-15-1, departed TRANSEL forever.  
My sources at MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 stable claim they've never seen the guild bitterer.  
This as a result of the untimely demise of PRIVATE 2.  Beware MATT!  This week in 
mortal passion DOVAHKIIN let the blood of SHIRLEY KNOTT, sending one more soul into 
the void.  Retribution by PSYCHO SQUAD seems inevitable!  Some say a warrior is 
judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a 
sword on the belt!   
     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!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOE WILLIAMS 6583            36  11  0   141       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOVAHKIIN 6663                6   3  1   110       SKYRIM (581)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZONE 4547                     9   2  0    81       CONTROL (390)
 TOM TIGER 6774               10   5  2    73       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 BIG BILL BROONZY 6640        16   9  0    68       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELMORE JAMES 6782             9   4  0    66       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 DOOPHUS 6746                 11  12  1    58       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 SON OF JOHN 6738              9  17  0    58       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALICE AIN'T HERE 6759        10  11  0    44       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROLL 4546                     1   0  1    33       CONTROL (390)
 BLIND BLAKE 6814              4   0  0    31       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 GREG 6346                     1   0  0    29       STRIKE KING (548)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATT 6345                     1   0  1    23       STRIKE KING (548)
 ALBERT KING 6821              2   1  0    14       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 PRIVATE 1 6817                2   1  0     7       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
 PRIVATE 3 6816                0   3  0     3       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIVATE 4 6822                0   2  0     2       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PRIVATE 2 6815          2  1 1 MEDAL OF HONOR Y 597 MATT 6345             727   
SHIRLEY KNOTT 6730     12 15 1 PSYCHO SQUAD 135     DOVAHKIIN 6663        727   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Joe Williams -- I curl my lip in scorn at you. -- Shirley Knott
P.S.  The only reason you get a personal personal is because you're the duelmaster.
Otherwise, I would ignore you as you deserve.

This Nurnin the Unlucky is out to GET me!  He cut in, preventing me from fighting the
fight that would confirm me as the favorite of the crowds, and then he "overpowered"
me.  Me!  And I want to know who gave him that power to toss around the arena, it was
badly done!  He should be--not sliced and diced, that's much too CIVILIZED--he should
be torn to shreds with hot pincers!  Wait just a moment while I build up the fire to
start heating the pincers.... -- Son of John

My teammates... eh.  *I* got the win, so *I* am top dog, or top Tiger, at our
guildhouse this week. -- Tom Tiger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DOVAHKIIN butchered SHIRLEY KNOTT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
JOE WILLIAMS outwaited SIR RENARD D'KENSIS in a exciting 7 minute uneven Title battle.
ELMORE JAMES defeated SON OF JOHN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute duel.
BIG BILL BROONZY viciously subdued ALICE AIN'T HERE in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
TOM TIGER viciously subdued NURNIN THE UNLUCKY in a 3 minute gruesome brawl.
DOOPHUS overpowered THETAS TOMAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ALBERT KING defeated PRIVATE 4 in a action packed 1 minute beginner's melee.
BLIND BLAKE vanquished PRIVATE 1 in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PRIVATE 2 was viciously butchered by MATT in a 2 minute gory duel.
PRIVATE 3 was overpowered by GREG in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   3 -  2      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  2      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  10 -  1      23  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 727 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      JOE WILLIAMS 6583          36  11  0  141 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
LUNGING ATTACK   DOVAHKIIN 6663              6   3  1  110 SKYRIM (581)
WALL OF STEEL    TOM TIGER 6774             10   5  2   73 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
AIMED BLOW       BIG BILL BROONZY 6640      16   9  0   68 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SON OF JOHN 6738.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SON OF JOHN 6738.  The ten other most popular fighters were BIG BILL BROONZY 
6640, TOM TIGER 6774, MATT 6345, ELMORE JAMES 6782, DOOPHUS 6746, DOVAHKIIN 6663, 
ALBERT KING 6821, PRIVATE 4 6822, BLIND BLAKE 6814, and GREG 6346.

The least popular fighter this week was PRIVATE 3 6816.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PRIVATE 1 6817, SHIRLEY KNOTT 6730, PRIVATE 2 6815, ALICE AIN'T HERE 
6759, JOE WILLIAMS 6583, GREG 6346, BLIND BLAKE 6814, PRIVATE 4 6822, ALBERT KING 
6821, and DOVAHKIIN 6663.

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, census forms will be provided for warriors by request only, effective 
immediately.  Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by 
simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  
For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission. 

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