DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/03/2014    Duedate: 01/16/2014

TRANSEL ARENA

DM-6    TURN-740

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLIND BLAKE
BLACK AND BLUES (575)
(6-6814) [12-5-2,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLIND BLAKE                    POSITION IS EMPTY
BLACK AND BLUES (575)          
(6-6814) [12-5-2,112]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SON OF JOHN                    BLIND BLAKE
PSYCHO SQUAD (135)             BLACK AND BLUES (575)
(6-6738) [15-24-0,92]          (6-6814) [12-5-2,112]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLACK AND BLUES (575)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK AND BLUES (575)       59
2. MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)     26      LIKE IT! (600)
3. LIKE IT! (600)              18      Unchartered Team
4. THE J-GANG (96)              1
5. RAT PACK (92)                0      KNEE DEEP (314)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIKE IT! (600)            23  13  2 63.9   1/ 2 BLACK AND BLUES (575)    10  5 0
 2/ 2 BLACK AND BLUES (575)    151 106  4 58.8   2/ 3 LIKE IT! (600)            8  3 0
 3/ 4 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)       403 405 17 49.9   3/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)   8  4 0
 4/ 5 MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)   27  29  3 48.2   4/ 4 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)        3 12 0
 5/ 0 THE J-GANG (96)          100 125  1 44.4   5- 6 RAT PACK (92)             0  1 0
 6- 6 RAT PACK (92)             21  54  4 28.0   6/ 0 THE J-GANG (96)           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 743): 2000 YR. OLD MAN of CARNIVAL FREAKS (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 626): CUTPURSE of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 748): MELONDARION NORIS of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 720): QUEEN OF COOL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 744): BLACK DEATH of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 739): TOM TIGER of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 748): ATHELAS of TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 732): HILLARY of THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 734): RED ALERT of HIP HOP HEROES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 733): SUZY Q of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 699): THE FLYEST of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 688): TALKS NONSTOP of BASH BROS CHILDREN (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 320): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 681): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 632): ATOMIC PUNK of VAN DUEL (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 301): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 294): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 577): CLOWN CONFETTI of MAGIC INGREDIENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 271): TURBULENT BILLIARDS of BAD COMBOS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 625): TOLAIS DEEPHEART of HIGHLANDERS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 743): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 626): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 746): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 720): TOLBINS HIVE C (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 744): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 739): MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 748): SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 732): JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 734): I WAS THINKING? (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 733): THE CEREAL KILLERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 699): TOLBINS HIVE D (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 688): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 320): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 681): DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 632): CM - THE REVENGE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 301): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 294): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 577): GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 271): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 325) PLAY BALL et al (The Dealer, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 743): 2000 YR. OLD MAN of CARNIVAL FREAKS (Chuck, mgr.)
                (turn 742): BOA of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 747): BRUNHILDE of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 733): SUZY Q of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
                           WAMBASU THE BOLD of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
                           BRACKUS of RANDOM CHAOS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 732): TEXAS FLOOD of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
                           SEVN HELLS of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
                           OZADANWIN of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
                           FLASHBACK of DESTINY (Destiny, mgr.)
                           CENTAURIAN of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 699): THE FLYEST of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 688): NILISMARIN SALM of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): RONARDA SOLA of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TRANSEL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 
was unseated this week as BLACK AND BLUES moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  DESMOND DOSS caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested ALICE AIN'T HERE and was awarded 22 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DESMOND DOSS put 
down ALICE AIN'T HERE, causing her to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  
The city has turned out in honor of BLIND BLAKE, for with his arena victory he may 
now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  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!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in TRANSEL these days is NIGHT ANGELS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find 
any of LIKE IT! last week.  Busy avoiding NIGHT ANGELS?  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  KNEES MCGEE take warning!  You have more than a 
few enemies in TRANSEL.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of PRETZEL who 
this week posted a TV challenge to a warrior a full 14 points below in the rankings.  
I thought PRETZEL showed great skill and promise when it won victory over PRIVATE 2.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  BLIND BLAKE, may you forever slay thy enemies with impunity as you 
did TAB.  Are there none left in LIKE IT! who hold honor as a virtue?  Fate is a 
fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the 
victorious.  Remember this!   
     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!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 BLIND BLAKE 6814             12   5  2   112       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG BILL BROONZY 6640        23  15  0   104       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 SON OF JOHN 6738             15  24  0    92       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM TIGER 6774               15  13  2    90       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
 ELMORE JAMES 6782            17   9  0    87       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 ALBERT KING 6821             10   6  0    82       BLACK AND BLUES (575)
 DESMOND DOSS 6819             6   0  0    79       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
 JAKE 863                     15  31  1    77       THE J-GANG (96)
-JUAN 1206                    10  11  0    68       THE J-GANG (96)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALICE AIN'T HERE 6759        16  18  0    66       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-HUNTER 1208                   5   5  0    59       RAT PACK (92)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIVATE 4 6850                5   0  1    49       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
-EARLY MORNING 6849            5   1  1    39       LIKE IT! (600)
-BONECRUSHER 841               6  12  3    37       RAT PACK (92)
-MONEY 6838                    6   3  0    37       LIKE IT! (600)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET 6839                    6   2  0    29       LIKE IT! (600)
-PRIVATE 3 6863                2   1  0    29       MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 R.L. 6842                     4   5  0    28       BLACK AND BLUES (575)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PHANTOM 1357                  2   0  1    23       RAT PACK (92)
 PRETZEL 6841                  2   0  0    22       LIKE IT! (600)
 FLUFFY BOY 6824               3  10  0    19       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-SMASH 1323                    3   2  0    12       RAT PACK (92)
-JORGE 1576                    3   2  0    11       THE J-GANG (96)
-JUMBO 1664                    1   1  0    11       THE J-GANG (96)
 KNEES MCGEE 6852              0   7  0     7       PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
-JULIUS 1708                   1   0  0     6       THE J-GANG (96)
 PRIVATE 2 6862                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?
TAB 6840                4  1 1 LIKE IT! 600         BLIND BLAKE 6814      736  NOT REVENGED
TOILET LID UP 6883      0  1 0 LIKE IT! 600         LORD TEV GREENHE      740  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Desmond Doss -- You most-challenged me?  Well... I am, after all, the most glorious
and impressive figure in this arena, now or ever.  Okay, I give you credit for
wanting to bask in my effulgence.  But!  This does not entitle you to special
privileges!  My mission must always come first. -- Dark Fluffy

Sweet -- Sickeningly so. -- Knees McGee
P.S.  I hope your manager, Mr. Gusto or whatever he's called, spends HOURS in the
dentist's chair.

Elmore James -- Some days you get the tiger, and some days, ha!  The Tiger gets you.
-- Tom Tiger

Albert King -- It was proper for you to lose.  Yes, it was.  You are thwarting me.
*I* should have been up there taking the title!  You were in my way.  I shall
challenge Tom Tiger next time. -- Son of John, intent on returning to his proper
place, which is on TOP of the arena

Big Bill Broonzy -- Got no words from Alice, but then, she seldom talks.  She just
Ain't Here. -- Not-a-Nut Jones

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOILET LID UP was butchered by LORD TEV GREENHEART in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PRETZEL vanquished PRIVATE 2 in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
TOM TIGER was overpowered by BLIND BLAKE in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
BIG BILL BROONZY defeated SON OF JOHN in a 1 minute master's match.
ALBERT KING devastated PEREGRINE FIREHAWK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ELMORE JAMES devastated JAKE in a 3 minute bloody mismatched match.
ALICE AIN'T HERE was overpowered by DESMOND DOSS in a 1 minute uneven melee.
PRIVATE 4 won victory over FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
FLUFFY BOY was narrowly defeated by R.L. in a 4 minute fight.
SWEET overpowered KNEES MCGEE in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  10 -  2      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        23 -  13 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  17 -  2      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  21 -  2      34  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   8 -  0       0  |

Turn 740 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         3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BLIND BLAKE 6814           12   5  2  112 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
AIMED BLOW       BIG BILL BROONZY 6640      23  15  0  104 BLACK AND BLUES (575)
WALL OF STEEL    TOM TIGER 6774             15  13  2   90 PSYCHO SQUAD (135)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRIVATE 4 6850              5   0  1   49 MEDAL OF HONOR Y2 (597)
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 BLIND BLAKE 6814.  The ten other most popular fighters were ELMORE JAMES 
6782, DESMOND DOSS 6819, FLUFFY BOY 6824, PRETZEL 6841, BIG BILL BROONZY 6640, 
PRIVATE 4 6850, R.L. 6842, SWEET 6839, TOILET LID UP 6883, and ALBERT KING 6821.

The least popular fighter this week was KNEES MCGEE 6852.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SON OF JOHN 6738, TOM TIGER 6774, PRIVATE 2 6862, ALICE AIN'T 
HERE 6759, JAKE 863, ALBERT KING 6821, TOILET LID UP 6883, SWEET 6839, R.L. 6842, and 
PRIVATE 4 6850.