DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/11/2011    Duedate: 01/24/2011

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-671

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ESCHER
UNDEAD ARTISTS (169)
(7-5201) [15-7-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ESCHER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
UNDEAD ARTISTS (169)           
(7-5201) [15-7-1,116]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUEENIE                        ORSINIUS
BEACH BABES (309)              SENTINELS (122)
(7-6034) [20-17-0,94]          (7-6073) [10-6-0,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BUNION SQUAD (167)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BUNION SQUAD (167)          65
2. UNDEAD ARTISTS (169)        27      SENTINELS (122)
3. BEACH BABES (309)           21      Unchartered Team
4. REAVERS (392)                3
5. CHURCH LADIES (548)          0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SENTINELS (122)          443 300 22 59.6   1/ 5 BUNION SQUAD (167)        8  7 3
 2/ 2 BUNION SQUAD (167)        93  80  4 53.8   2/ 2 SENTINELS (122)           7  6 0
 3- 3 CHURCH LADIES (548)      117 110 14 51.5   3/ 1 BEACH BABES (309)         7  8 0
 4/ 4 BONSUR LONG NAMES (568)   34  36  2 48.6   4/ 4 UNDEAD ARTISTS (169)      5  7 0
 5/ 6 REAVERS (392)            152 161 15 48.6   5/ 3 BONSUR LONG NAMES (568)   5 10 0
 6/ 7 UNDEAD ARTISTS (169)     117 126  6 48.1   6/ 8 REAVERS (392)             3  0 0
 7/ 8 BEACH BABES (309)        848 %1177 24 41.9   7- 7 CHURCH LADIES (548)       2  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 666): FLOOD SURFER of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 548): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 671): COFFEE HOUSE POET of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 643): PUY of TEERAK HA (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 667): SOLITAIRE of JAMES BONDAGE (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 662): HAPPY HARRIET of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 670): ESCHER of UNDEAD ARTISTS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 655): HATCHET MAN of ROGUES GALLERY (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 656): ANONYMISSUS of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 655): TERRE HAUTE of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 623): COME ON of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 610): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 281): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 603): DAMON SHOVELL of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 554): MAHAGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 256): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 500): THE PLAGUE of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 232): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 548): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 666): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 548): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 671): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 643): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 667): LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 662): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 670): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 655): BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 656): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 655): LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 623): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 610): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 281): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 603): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 554): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 256): BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 500): HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 232): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 548) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 671): COFFEE HOUSE POET of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 642): ARMITAGE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 669): SUZIE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 655): STICKY SHADOW of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
                            KRUSK of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 654): ANGEL of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 554): NYARLATHOTEP of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
                             OF SEA AND WIND of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings, Bonsur!  It's good to be back in this fine city, though I hadn't
expected to be crowned Duelmaster so soon.  I'm not even sure how many previous
Artists have preceded me on the throne--maybe three?  Anyway, it's an honor, to be
sure.
     I'm sure that given the ease with which I've dispatched my opponents thus far,
there will be rumours about my tournament experience.  Honestly, I don't have that
much.  There are 5 FE worth of experience that aren't shown on my record, that's all.
I've just been blessed with a great design, some excellent training and a genius of a
manager.
     Anyway, I hope to see you again next turn.

                                                                   -- Escher

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  BUNION SQUAD now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep 
it.  Coming up with a solid 5-0-1 outing, BUNION SQUAD has advanced 4 places in the 
rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for BRUTALIZER, who flew up 21 points in the 
rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  
Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  THE ARENA STALKER was 
subdued by ROSS and drops 17 points.  The most challenged warrior this week was 
ESCHER.  If this keeps up, our Duelmaster's going to need more avoids!  Drawing on 
all of hers experience as a 13-9-1 warrior, BARILOCHE went for the Duelmastership 
against ESCHER this week.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody 
knuckles was SENTINELS' BARILOCHE, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by 
ESCHER.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the BONSUR arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad REAVERS?  Big bad REAVERS.  Big bad 
REAVERS.  BONSUR's afraid of the big bad REAVERS.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys 
like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause SENTINELS beats feet every time 
REAVERS smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  In a touching display by a 'touched' 
warrior, THE CONVINCIAN went after ALPHONSO BLACK, who was higher by 22 points.  
Well, when the dust settled, THE CONVINCIAN subdued ALPHONSO BLACK.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ESCHER 5201                  15   7  1   116       UNDEAD ARTISTS (169)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMROD 1514                  25  14  1   102       BUNION SQUAD (167)
-PAULA 5923                   17   5  3   100       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 BARILOCHE 6050               13  10  1    95       SENTINELS (122)
 QUEENIE 6034                 20  17  0    94       BEACH BABES (309)
-MARY ANN 6019                13   4  1    94       CHURCH LADIES (548)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKJACK 1529               15  14  0    86       BUNION SQUAD (167)
 GATEWAY 6051                  9   7  2    83       REAVERS (392)
 KONA KATE 6064               15   5  0    75       BEACH BABES (309)
 ORSINIUS 6073                10   6  0    72       SENTINELS (122)
-SCRAMBLER 4735                9  10  1    72       REAVERS (392)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARAH SUNDANCE 6038          13  19  0    70       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETUGEN KHAN 6043             10  14  0    66       SENTINELS (122)
 LUAU LILA 6065               10  10  1    63       BEACH BABES (309)
-HARPOON 4796                  8   7  0    58       REAVERS (392)
-SCALP-HUNTR 4755              8   9  0    57       REAVERS (392)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-L'DY DEATHSTRIKE 4754         9  10  2    51       REAVERS (392)
 THE CONVINCIAN 6111           5   0  2    51       BUNION SQUAD (167)
 THE SHADOW DANCER 6090        6   8  1    49       BONSUR LONG NAMES (568)
 ROSS 5381                     7   9  0    48       UNDEAD ARTISTS (169)
 URSA MAJOR 6094               4   4  0    43       SENTINELS (122)
 ALPHONSO BLACK 6108           5   1  0    39       SENTINELS (122)
 THE BIBLE THUMPER 6087        7   7  0    38       BONSUR LONG NAMES (568)
 REDONDO RHONDA 6066           8  12  0    36       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SHADE PRANCER 6088        8   6  0    30       BONSUR LONG NAMES (568)
 THE ARENA STALKER 6086        7   7  0    28       BONSUR LONG NAMES (568)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUTALIZER 6118               1   1  1    22       BUNION SQUAD (167)
 BALLISTA 6110                 2   3  0    19       BUNION SQUAD (167)
 THE THROAT RIPPER 6109        2   4  0    10       BONSUR LONG NAMES (568)
-MARGO 6091                    2   2  0     8       CHURCH LADIES (548)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      BRUTALIZER 6118       671  NONE
MANET 5462              2  5 0 UNDEAD ARTISTS 169   BANDIT PRINCE         671  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Blackjack -- Not to worry, you were fine.  I always did like the scrubbier oaks. --
Queenie

Ballista -- Is it you who keeps petitioning for missile weapons?  I wouldn't mind
'em, myself.  Getting behind a nice big tree or wall and firing off arrows at my
opponent has a GREAT deal of appeal. -- Redondo Rhonda

Orsinius -- You can't imagine how glad I am to look at your record and realize you'll
be here for a while yet.  It seems like we just get to know someone, and he
graduates!  You should stay awhile. -- Luau Lila

The Shadow Danc -- It must be a handicap when there's no sunlight and no shadows to
speak of, eh? -- Kona Kate

The Arena Stalk -- Perhaps you need to get your teammates to teach you to dance?
Stalking around like that is, frankly, graceless, and it makes for stiff and clumsy
manuevers on the sands.  Dancing will help. -- Sarah Sundance

Orsinius -- Maybe.  Or it could be low CN. -- Sarah

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MANET was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BARILOCHE was bested by ESCHER in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
ETUGEN KHAN was handily defeated by QUEENIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
URSA MAJOR devastated THE SHADE PRANCER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
THE CONVINCIAN narrowly defeated ALPHONSO BLACK in a 4 minute Challenge match.
BALLISTA vanquished THE THROAT RIPPER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
RAMROD beat KONA KATE in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
GATEWAY savagely defeated LUAU LILA in a action packed 1 minute gruesome melee.
BLACKJACK viciously subdued ORSINIUS in a popular 5 minute gruesome duel.
THE SHADOW DANCER was vanquished by SARAH SUNDANCE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE ARENA STALKER was overpowered by ROSS in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
REDONDO RHONDA was luckily beaten by THE BIBLE THUMPER in a exciting 3 minute match.
BRUTALIZER easily killed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  17 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  25 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  27 -  1      41  |

Turn 671 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         1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         4  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      ESCHER 5201                15   7  1  116 UNDEAD ARTISTS (169)
WALL OF STEEL    RAMROD 1514                25  14  1  102 BUNION SQUAD (167)
STRIKING ATTACK  BARILOCHE 6050             13  10  1   95 SENTINELS (122)
LUNGING ATTACK   GATEWAY 6051                9   7  2   83 REAVERS (392)
SLASHING ATTACK  ORSINIUS 6073              10   6  0   72 SENTINELS (122)
PARRY-STRIKE     THE CONVINCIAN 6111         5   0  2   51 BUNION SQUAD (167)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ALPHONSO BLACK 6108         5   1  0   39 SENTINELS (122)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUEENIE 6034.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ORSINIUS 6073.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACKJACK 1529, THE 
CONVINCIAN 6111, ALPHONSO BLACK 6108, REDONDO RHONDA 6066, THE BIBLE THUMPER 6087, 
GATEWAY 6051, ESCHER 5201, ETUGEN KHAN 6043, QUEENIE 6034, and URSA MAJOR 6094.

The least popular fighter this week was THE THROAT RIPPER 6109.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE SHADE PRANCER 6088, MANET 5462, BRUTALIZER 6118, THE ARENA 
STALKER 6086, THE SHADOW DANCER 6090, LUAU LILA 6065, BARILOCHE 6050, ROSS 5381, 
SARAH SUNDANCE 6038, and KONA KATE 6064.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RAMROD (7-1514) BUNION SQUAD (167)