DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/10/2009    Duedate: 02/23/2009

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-621

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LORD T. JEEBUS
AMEN! (270)
(7-5948) [12-7-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LORD T. JEEBUS                 POSITION IS EMPTY
AMEN! (270)                    
(7-5948) [12-7-0,107]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHOLLY MOLLY                   CANDY CANE
AMEN! (270)                    CHURCH LADIES (548)
(7-5926) [14-10-0,89]          (7-5973) [5-2-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AMEN! (270)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AMEN! (270)                 32
2. CHURCH LADIES (548)         19      SENTINELS (122)
3. SENTINELS (122)              6      Unchartered Team
4. WESTNMAFIA (551)             0
5. CALL TO THUNDER (491)        0      WORTHLESS CRETINS (405)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 CALL TO THUNDER (491)     99  49  3 66.9   1/ 3 AMEN! (270)               7  3 0
 2/ 2 SENTINELS (122)          307 201 18 60.4   2/ 2 SENTINELS (122)           7  8 0
 3/ 3 AMEN! (270)               88  92  5 48.9   3/ 1 BEACH BABES (309)         7  8 0
 4/ 4 CHURCH LADIES (548)       70  80  8 46.7   4/ 4 CHURCH LADIES (548)       4  3 1
 5- 5 WESTNMAFIA (551)          46  59  1 43.8   5- 5 CALL TO THUNDER (491)     1  0 0
 6/ 6 BEACH BABES (309)        720 %1059 21 40.5   6- 6 WESTNMAFIA (551)          1  1 0
 7/ 8 DAYS OF OLD (561)          3  10  0 23.1   7/ 7 DAYS OF OLD (561)         1  2 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 616): WAYWARD SON of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 498): HORMONAL GROWTH of WIDE WORLD OF... (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 624): ELVORN MARSLAN of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 619): SHY GUY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 620): DEADLY DUO of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 620): NEANDERTHAL of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 611): REESE SILEEN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 606): DECK APE of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 605): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 577): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 569): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 256): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 553): DIPSY DIXIE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 504): GARANH of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 243): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 231): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 454): CHATTI of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 207): UM-PAH of ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 468): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 616): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 498): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 624): SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 619): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 620): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 620): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 611): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 606): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 605): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 577): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 569): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 256): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 553): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 504): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 243): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 231): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 454): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 207): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 498) NO MORE TEARS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 623): BUD GREEN of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 620): DEADLY DUO of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 620): NEANDERTHAL of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
               (turn 619): HIDA YAKAMO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 604): THELONIUS of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 569): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 504): GARANH of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 231): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

It seems I need to find an agent--I will need to locate a new cave in my new hometown
--the Isle of the Eye!  Yes, that little fight last turn managed to give me not only
the throne of this beautiful city, but my ticket out of here as well.  On the whole,
I'm pleased to get my notice; it is a sign of respect and standing within the city.
     Still, I know I am headed for retirement.  When I first came into the guildhouse
it was suggested that I should be a scum.  But Nomad just didn't want one of those on
the roster at that point.  "Sure he can be scummy, but let's get him so that he'll
swing back when the other guy gets tired.  Just try it."  It sounded like a good idea
at the time, but I suspect he has been less than thrilled with what I have
accomplished on the sands seeing as I need to win my last fight just to graduate at
.500.  Nomad doesn't typically publish stats at graduation, but he told me to go
ahead.  I guess that probably indicates the odds of my ever fighting on the Isle.
     The classic caveman:  15(+2)-18(+2)-13-9(+2)-18(+1)-9-11(+2)  Pretty impressive,
huh?  Now realize that I attained this stellar 22-23 record with only 2 ratings.
Greatsword favorite.  I tried it once.  It broke in the first minute.  I threw it
out.  Retirement calls.  And a lot of smash.  There are worse things than immortality
and smash.  A nice pair, actually.
     I need to end with a comment about the fallen Lion.  Tom was a wonderful
teammate, and despite being 6'8" was very well thought of as a warrior.  We will
truly miss the big guy.  The job of bloodfeuding, at least for the first turn, has
fallen to me.  Part of this is simply to try and ensure that I can finish at .500.
Part is because we have rarely suffered a loss that stings so much.  I can't see why
a little lady would dislike the big guy so much.

--Lord Protector Neanderthal, Duelmaster of Bonsur

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
BONSUR.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Say 
good-bye to BEACH BABES, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the 
AMEN! stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for THE PREACHER, who flew up 11 points in 
the rankings after mashing SALTILLA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya 
know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  PALMETTA PATTY was defeated 
by WHOLLY MOLLY and drops 8 points.  The most challenged warrior this week was 
NEANDERTHAL.  If this keeps up, our Duelmaster's going to need more avoids!  Well 
here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  NEANDERTHAL made a 
Bloodfeud against CANDY CANE this week.  Our battling duelmaster NEANDERTHAL has 
managed to hold the title, fending off CANDY CANE's none too subtle advances.  Better 
luck next time, CHURCH LADIES.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so 
try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the BONSUR arena.  Did you 
hear that SENTINELS was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of SENTINELS' warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but 
catch AMEN!'s act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running 
from SENTINELS.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Congrats to NEANDERTHAL for 
revenging the death of his teammate (but more importantly, feeding CANDY CANE a bit 
of dirt).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena 
with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORD T. JEEBUS 5948          12   7  0   107       AMEN! (270)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHOLLY MOLLY 5926            14  10  0    89       AMEN! (270)
-BIG BAD DADDY JR 5882         9   8  0    75       WESTNMAFIA (551)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PALMETTA PATTY 5905          15  19  0    69       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANDY CANE 5973               5   2  1    66       CHURCH LADIES (548)
-YAKAMO NO ONI 5432            8   3  0    62       CALL TO THUNDER (491)
 HIERONYMUS ZIGG 5986          8   2  1    60       SENTINELS (122)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAULA 5923                    9   5  0    56       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 EPEE MYSTIQUE 5953           13  10  0    55       SENTINELS (122)
 ROSE O' THE REEF 5956         8  13  0    45       BEACH BABES (309)
 REV. JIMMY 5952               9  10  0    37       AMEN! (270)
-UTAKU KAMOKO 5519             4   1  0    37       CALL TO THUNDER (491)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALDASSARE 6003               4   2  0    33       SENTINELS (122)
 LITTLE VENUS 5990             7   3  1    30       BEACH BABES (309)
 THE PREACHER 6006             3   1  0    30       AMEN! (270)
 SISTER SINISTER 6007          3   1  0    24       AMEN! (270)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAOTIC DEATH 5978            2  10  0    19       DAYS OF OLD (561)
-MIRUMOTO HITOMI 5520          4   0  0    15       CALL TO THUNDER (491)
 SALTILLA 5996                 3   4  0    13       BEACH BABES (309)
-TINY JUNIOR 5983              1   0  0    13       WESTNMAFIA (551)
-SCOOTER 5975                  1   3  0    12       WESTNMAFIA (551)
 MARY ANN 6012                 1   0  0    11       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 DUNE DAISY 6009               1   2  0     5       BEACH BABES (309)
-FLOWER CHILD 5980             1   0  0     5       DAYS OF OLD (561)
-LEFT LANE 5981                0   1  0     1       WESTNMAFIA (551)
 KRONOS GRIMHOLT 6011          0   1  0     1       SENTINELS (122)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SUE 5993                0  1 0 CHURCH LADIES 548    HIGH ELF              621  NONE
TOM THE LION 5984       6  5 0 SENTINELS 122        CANDY CANE 5973       620  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Candy Cane -- Why?  Do you really hate cats that much?  What a bummer. -- The Ghost
of Tom, the former Lion of Bonsur

Rose -- I tried the "lose and fall back down" theory, but losing comes at a price, I
guess.  Nice theory.  Bad execution.   Execution, yeah, nice choice of words. -- The
Ghost of Tom, the former Lion of Bonsur

Patty -- That was impressive, depressive and sort of excessive, all in one.  Ouch. --
Epee

Venus -- Ah, my beautiful little lady.  Another matchup as fun as the last.  If
Pensacolita is bragging about a 17 charisma, yours must be a 21.  Enchanting, truly
enchanting.  Perhaps we can discuss the finer points of dueling at the cabanna? --
Baldassare

Epee Mystique -- I've never really believed in that myself.  It's just a big hatpin,
really.  What mystique is there in a hatpin? -- Palmetta Patty
P.S.  Unless you're a hatter, I suppose.

Baldassare -- Does it bother you, as a dwarf, that some people are bound to turn your
name into "Baldy"?  Just curious. -- Little Venus

Paula -- I know some people call church ladies "battle axes," but you really didn't
have to demonstrate the concept.  Even though you didn't use an axe.  I was willing
to take it on faith. -- Rose o' the Reef

Persistent Beggar?  Bah. -- Saltilla
P.S.  What happened to Garhal the Lame, our former Persistent Beggar?  I know he died
a while back, but I thought the arena staff got resurrected.  This is not Garhal,
okay, hard to tell under all the hair, but this one wasn't lame.

Chaotic Death -- Is that better or worse than an orderly death? -- Dune Daisy

Tom the Lion -- Ah, friend, we will miss you at the cabana.  Tonight we will drink a
toast and pour a libation for your spirit in the very best smash we've got. -- Roae
and the rest of the Beach Babes

Our congratulations to Hida Yakamo (didn't we just do this?) and especially to
Neanderthal. -- Jorja and the Beach Babes
P.S.  Party for Neanderthal tonight at the cabana, reserve two or three days for
recovery.

Our salute to all who participated in the tourney, with congratulations for Goku,
tourney victory. -- Jorja and the Beach Babes
P.S.  I never did get this "Goku" business.  There are a horde of them around.
What's the context or source?

Epee -- By my count, that makes it 5 wins to 4 for me. -- Molly

Neanderthal -- Dun'na remind me.  Keep that seat nice and warm far me, would ya,
mate? -- Jeebus

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NEANDERTHAL won victory over CANDY CANE in a 3 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
WHOLLY MOLLY vanquished PALMETTA PATTY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
REV. JIMMY was defeated by ROSE O' THE REEF in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
THE PREACHER demolished SALTILLA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
LORD T. JEEBUS viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute Title fight.
EPEE MYSTIQUE was viciously subdued by VICIOUS PIRATE in a 1 minute competition.
PAULA viciously subdued BALDASSARE in a action packed 1 minute gruesome duel.
HIERONYMUS ZIGG overpowered CAPTURED PIRATE in a 2 minute uneven duel.
CHAOTIC DEATH was defeated by LITTLE VENUS in a exciting 1 minute fight.
DUNE DAISY was handily defeated by SISTER SINISTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KRONOS GRIMHOLT was demolished by MARY ANN in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        27 -  23 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  17 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 621 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LORD T. JEEBUS 5948        12   7  0  107 AMEN! (270)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHOLLY MOLLY 5926          14  10  0   89 AMEN! (270)
LUNGING ATTACK   CANDY CANE 5973             5   2  1   66 CHURCH LADIES (548)
TOTAL PARRY      HIERONYMUS ZIGG 5986        8   2  1   60 SENTINELS (122)
SLASHING ATTACK  PAULA 5923                  9   5  0   56 CHURCH LADIES (548)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EPEE MYSTIQUE 5953         13  10  0   55 SENTINELS (122)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WHOLLY MOLLY 5926.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CANDY CANE 5973.  The ten other most popular fighters were LORD T. JEEBUS 
5948, PAULA 5923, ROSE O' THE REEF 5956, LITTLE VENUS 5990, MARY ANN 6012, WHOLLY 
MOLLY 5926, THE PREACHER 6006, EPEE MYSTIQUE 5953, HIERONYMUS ZIGG 5986, and SISTER 
SINISTER 6007.

The least popular fighter this week was KRONOS GRIMHOLT 6011.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DUNE DAISY 6009, SALTILLA 5996, PALMETTA PATTY 5905, SUE 5993, 
CHAOTIC DEATH 5978, BALDASSARE 6003, REV. JIMMY 5952, SISTER SINISTER 6007, 
HIERONYMUS ZIGG 5986, and EPEE MYSTIQUE 5953.

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

NEANDERTHAL (7-5865) SENTINELS (122)