DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/19/2010    Duedate: 11/01/2010

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-665

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SONYA
SERPENTS HOLD (565)
(7-6055) [9-4-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SONYA                          THE ARENA STALKER
SERPENTS HOLD (565)            BONSUR LONG NAMES (568)
(7-6055) [9-4-1,106]           (7-6086) [6-2-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARPOON                        RAMROD
BUNION SQUAD (167)             BUNION SQUAD (167)
(7-1513) [14-15-0,66]          (7-1514) [22-11-1,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BUNION SQUAD (167)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD (565)         43
2. SENTINELS (122)             17      SENTINELS (122)
3. BUNION SQUAD (167)          11      Unchartered Team
4. TOOL SHED (262)              0
5. BEACH BABES (309)           -4      BONSUR LONG NAMES (568)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SENTINELS (122)          429 288 22 59.8   1/ 2 BUNION SQUAD (167)        9  6 1
 2/ 1*BONSUR LONG NAMES (568)   23  17  2 57.5   2/ 1 BEACH BABES (309)         9  6 0
 3/ 3 BUNION SQUAD (167)        77  66  1 53.8   3/ 5 SENTINELS (122)           6  8 0
 4- 4 TOOL SHED (262)           34  36  0 48.6   4/ 4*BONSUR LONG NAMES (568)   6  9 0
 5/ 5 SERPENTS HOLD (565)       21  26  3 44.7   5- 3 TOOL SHED (262)           4  2 0
 6/ 6 BEACH BABES (309)        832 %1163 24 41.7   6/ 6 SERPENTS HOLD (565)       4  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 660): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 542): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 665): ALFJAR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 637): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 661): IRVINA KORL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 656): UPPER DECK of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 664): DOOM DWARF of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 649): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 650): THE CODDLER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 649): MILLHAUSER of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 617): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 604): JITNEY JOHNNY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 278): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 597): ROCKHOG JRj of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 548): BEAST of DEATH CULT (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): IMMACULATECOLLECTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 494): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 229): ARAMIS RAMIREZ of PURPLE PLATYPI (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 542): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 660): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 542): HISTORICAL WUSSES (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 665): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 637): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 661): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 656): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 664): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 649): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 650): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 649): TEAM SLIME (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 617): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 604): THE OAFS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 378): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizvan, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 497): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 548): QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 494): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 229): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 542) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 541): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 649): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 649): MILLHAUSER of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 617): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 604): JITNEY JOHNNY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 547): BAROCHDAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     My two minute prediction gave Chuckie too much cred, it seems.  Still, nice to
have a fight with a live target instead of the Commission rejects.  Funny how it
works in this fightin' game... Chuck dominates Harpoon, I dominate Chuck... I bet
Harpoon would love to have a shot at me, heh...
     Anyway, Bunion Squad policy (as decreed by Obregon), for sitting Duelmasters
only, has evolved into basically this:

* Never avoid
* Challenge anyone in the next tier down (Challengers or Champs), with preference
  given to those I haven't fought before
* Go with a moderate kill desire on any challenges

The boss' thinking here is that at the upper end of the arena, it's not down-
challenging.  It's more like taking on all of the contenders and giving them all a
shot.  But the point is not to headhunt, just to take on all comers.  So fair
warning: if you rise to within challenge range, I'm going to give you a crack at the
Title, whether you want it or not!  Courtesy o' your everlovin' Duelmaster!
     Scanning the ranks of the Champions, the only non-stablemate I haven't fought
yet is Kona Kate.  So I'll swing by the cabana, have some smash, and make her a
violent proposition.

Here I come, Katey.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of BONSUR.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  BEACH BABES?  Who?  
BUNION SQUAD is the top team these days, buddies!  Say what you will about blind luck 
and dirty fighting, but BUNION SQUAD will tell you 77-66-1 is nothing to laugh at...  
SENTINELS had cause to celebrate, after BARILOCHE got 24 points by beating KONA KATE. 
What can be a greater victory?  SONYA has taken hers place as the top, as BONSUR's 
new Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in BONSUR is taking speech lessons to try to 
bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so 
did the "warriors" in BONSUR avoid BONSUR LONG NAMES.  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, BUNION SQUAD scurried away from BONSUR LONG NAMES.  Oh, the shame!  
Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever 
it is, URSA MAJOR is the most challenged warrior.  URSA MAJOR found himself 
challenged by a warrior 21 below:  SHEWISH PRINCESS.  SHEWISH PRINCESS of BUNION 
SQUAD kept hers wits as she beat URSA MAJOR.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
RAMROD of BUNION SQUAD spared BLAGO THE AXE (15-16-0) from having to lose any more 
fights.  What's your next plan, SENTINELS?  A moment of silence for BLAGO THE AXE, 
who died an untimely death at the hands of RAMROD.  In the spirit of revenge, we call 
upon SENTINELS to act!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for BONSUR?  On that giddy note I take 
my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONYA 6055                    9   4  1   106       SERPENTS HOLD (565)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMROD 1514                  22  11  1   105       BUNION SQUAD (167)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARILOCHE 6050               11   8  1    88       SENTINELS (122)
-CHAINSAW CHUCK 2582          12   3  0    86       TOOL SHED (262)
-BETTERTHANEVER 5932           7   1  0    85       WASTELAND II (267)
 BLACKJACK 1529               12  11  0    83       BUNION SQUAD (167)
 DOOM DWARF 1648              14   6  0    82       BUNION SQUAD (167)
 ETUGEN KHAN 6043              9  10  0    78       SENTINELS (122)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEENIE 6034                 16  15  0    74       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARPOON 1513                 14  15  0    66       BUNION SQUAD (167)
 KONA KATE 6064               11   3  0    63       BEACH BABES (309)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUAU LILA 6065                8   6  1    55       BEACH BABES (309)
 THE ARENA STALKER 6086        6   2  0    49       BONSUR LONG NAMES (568)
-ORSINIUS 6073                 7   3  0    48       SENTINELS (122)
 THE SHADOW DANCER 6090        4   4  1    48       BONSUR LONG NAMES (568)
 CHANCE 6057                   8   6  1    47       SERPENTS HOLD (565)
 SARAH SUNDANCE 6038           9  17  0    44       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REDONDO RHONDA 6066           6   8  0    33       BEACH BABES (309)
 SHEWISH PRINCESS 6092         1   5  0    26       BUNION SQUAD (167)
-SAW HORSE 3430                3   1  0    25       TOOL SHED (262)
-ANNIE AWL 3432                3   1  0    24       TOOL SHED (262)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SHADE PRANCER 6088        5   3  0    18       BONSUR LONG NAMES (568)
 THE BIBLE THUMPER 6087        4   4  0    16       BONSUR LONG NAMES (568)
 URSA MAJOR 6094               1   2  0     5       SENTINELS (122)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THE STREET WALKE 6089   4  4 1 BONSUR LONG NAME 568 CULT MEMBER           665  NONE
BLAGO THE AXE 6027     15 16 0 SENTINELS 122        RAMROD 1514           665   
SQUITCHY 6093           0  1 0 SENTINELS 122        THE STREET WALKE 6089 661  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Getting beaten by a warrior with a dozen fewer fights ... oh, the humanity... wherrza
smash? -- Harpoon, reeling after losing four in a row

Bariloche -- I admire your tenacity, but it is a bad match for you.  I suggest
challenging Harpoon.  Just kidding. -- Blackjack

Khan -- I don't believe in the no-win scenario. -- Ramrod

Street Walker -- It seems I'm getting passed around your entire stable for easy
wins... no more! -- Princess

We, the Sentinel strikers, hereby swear that it is a bad idea to challenge walls of
steel that have previously defeated us.  It is foolish, likely to be painful, and
unwise.  We will not do so again.  Unless, our manager puts in a silly challenge
against our wishes.  Uhhh... boss! -- Etugen, Khan and Bariloche

The Shade Prancer -- Perhaps that works in the shade.  But in an open arena, there
isn't much shade.  Bright sunlight, even.  Perhaps that is what made you such a
visible target for my challenge?  Whatever it was, it worked well for me. -- Ursa
Major

Lila -- Nice fight.  The thought of a post-fight smash is about the only good thing
to consider about it.  I would be willing to partake of the smash you refused the
pirate last turn. -- Blago the Smashed

Rhonda -- It really is nice to meet you out on the sands.  Honestly, it is just a
pleasurable thing.  Now, perhaps we can enjoy a more peaceful bit of pleasure.  Not
make war, so to speak. -- Orsinius

The Venomous Gigolo DESERVES to be poisoned.  He's an awful man. -- Kona Kate

Blago the Axe -- What do you want a winning record for?  It just leads to going too
high in the rankings and eventual graduation, and I assure that it isn't as much fun
on the Isle as it is here.  Come to our party tonight and see! -- Luau Lila

The Arena Stalk -- So?  Go stalk an arena, then.  See if I care! -- Queenie

I felt sorry for the Captured Pirate, okay?  I mean, he's an elf, I'm an elf, we have
a common ground.  And no great love for human sailors.  Besides, it was the shipping
from Tricorus that he was targeting, and who cares about THEM? -- Sarah Sundance

Orsinius -- Impressive!  Let's talk about this further tonight. -- Redondo Rhonda

27 September 10
Note -- We are still looking for additional teams in Arvat, DM 32.  I still have a
number of good team rollups available FREE for whoever wants one.
     Contact the Devil Advocates ASAP to join the fun!  You can either reach me by
diplo or on the RSI site.
     Also, whoever sent me the diplo with no name on it requesting a rollup /
information on how to get into Arvat, I'm embarassed to admit that the diplo slipped
out of my folder and was lost.  Please just send me another one with your mailing
address and I'll get a rollup to you ASAP.  Sorry about that!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ETUGEN KHAN devastated LUAU LILA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BARILOCHE vanquished KONA KATE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
SHEWISH PRINCESS demolished URSA MAJOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DOOM DWARF was devastated by SONYA in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
BLACKJACK defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute match.
RAMROD butchered BLAGO THE AXE in a 2 minute gory uneven brawl.
THE ARENA STALKER was devastated by QUEENIE in a 2 minute mismatched match.
HARPOON overcame THE SHADOW DANCER in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
SARAH SUNDANCE was vanquished by CHANCE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THE STREET WALKER was assassinated by CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
REDONDO RHONDA overpowered THE BIBLE THUMPER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE SHADE PRANCER defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  15 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  15 -  1      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  24 -  3      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 665 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         5  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SONYA 6055                  9   4  1  106 SERPENTS HOLD (565)
WALL OF STEEL    RAMROD 1514                22  11  1  105 BUNION SQUAD (167)
STRIKING ATTACK  BARILOCHE 6050             11   8  1   88 SENTINELS (122)
BASHING ATTACK   DOOM DWARF 1648            14   6  0   82 BUNION SQUAD (167)
PARRY-STRIKE     CHANCE 6057                 8   6  1   47 SERPENTS HOLD (565)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HARPOON 1513.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RAMROD 1514.  The ten other most popular fighters were QUEENIE 6034, BLACKJACK 
1529, HARPOON 1513, CHANCE 6057, REDONDO RHONDA 6066, ETUGEN KHAN 6043, BARILOCHE 
6050, SHEWISH PRINCESS 6092, SONYA 6055, and BLAGO THE AXE 6027.

The least popular fighter this week was THE STREET WALKER 6089.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SARAH SUNDANCE 6038, DOOM DWARF 1648, URSA MAJOR 6094, KONA 
KATE 6064, LUAU LILA 6065, THE SHADE PRANCER 6088, THE BIBLE THUMPER 6087, THE SHADOW 
DANCER 6090, THE ARENA STALKER 6086, and BLAGO THE AXE 6027.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DOOM DWARF (7-1648) BUNION SQUAD (167)
HARPOON (7-1513) BUNION SQUAD (167)