DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/04/2011    Duedate: 10/17/2011

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-690

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALPHONSO BLACK
SENTINELS (122)
(7-6108) [16-5-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALPHONSO BLACK                 ROSE
SENTINELS (122)                DEMONIC FURY (573)
(7-6108) [16-5-1,116]          (7-6139) [1-0-0,12]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUAU LILA                      PAM
BEACH BABES (309)              CHURCH LADIES (548)
(7-6065) [18-21-1,97]          (7-6171) [3-1-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SENTINELS (122)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEMONIC FURY (573)          35
2. CHURCH LADIES (548)         30      SENTINELS (122)
3. TOOL SHED (262)             26      Unchartered Team
4. BEACH BABES (309)           13
5. SENTINELS (122)            -26      DEMONIC FURY (573)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SENTINELS (122)          485 332 25 59.4   1/ 1 SENTINELS (122)           7  8 2
 2/ 2 CHURCH LADIES (548)      151 121 17 55.5   2/ 2 CHURCH LADIES (548)       6  1 0
 3/ 0 TOOL SHED (262)           52  51  0 50.5   3/ 3 BEACH BABES (309)         6  9 0
 4/ 3 BEACH BABES (309)        889 %1231 27 41.9   4/ 0 TOOL SHED (262)           3  1 0
 5/ 0*DEMONIC FURY (573)         1   4  0 20.0   5/ 0*DEMONIC FURY (573)        1  4 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 685): BLACK of FULL SPECTRUM (Jester, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 567): FANG of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 690): LOABAL DOMINATION of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 662): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 686): JUDAS PRIUS of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 681): JOE WILLIAMS of BLACN AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 289): ALPHONSO BLACK of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 674): SCARFACE of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 675): JAMESON of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 674): PANAMA RED of 420 B.C. (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 640): IRINIA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 629): FAITH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 290): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 622): URCHIN of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 573): TACK TACK of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 272): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTI0N (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): I'M POWERLESS of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 519): INFERNO of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 241): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 567): STASSIA of UP TO NO GOOD (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 685): ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 567): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 690): BRIGHT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 662): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 686): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 681): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 289): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 674): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 675): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 674): BLOOD AND SAND (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 640): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 629): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 290): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 622): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 573): QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 272): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 519): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 241): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 567) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 685): BLACK of FULL SPECTRUM (Jester, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 689): THE SUN of BRIGHT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 689): ORSINIUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 673): HOPE SPRINGS of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
                           SPEEDO SMURF of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 628): ZANDER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 289): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 622): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 573): YES? Of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): I'M POWERLESS of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 264): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Now, that is how it is done!  You face down the Duelmaster and claim the title.
But after battering the former title holder it is important to allow her to pick
herself up and walk away from the bout.  None of the killing that has been running
rampant around here lately.
     My compliments to my teammate Orsinius on his graduation.  If you had told Nomad
he'd have a 19-11 record at graduation when he first started I suspect the boss would
have been very pleased.  A 15-5 for me?  Yeah, gotta like that one as well. Can I win
one more?  Lets hope so.
     The only opponent anywhere close would seem to be Lila.  I didn't challenge
because we try not to repeat challenges on the Babes.  Chance will bring them to us
frequently enough.  So either Orsinius or I probably get that fight.  And who does
the other face?  Come on, Eileen?  Is it time to give Dex's Midnight Runners a shot?
Or it will be some random Dwarf or Concubine?  We shall see.

For now, I remain,
Alphonso Black, Duelmaster of Bonsur

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail BONSUR!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, EILEEN fought ORSINIUS and gained 28 points and contributed to 
CHURCH LADIES' 2-1-0.  ORSINIUS has lost to EILEEN, falling 29 points, while helping 
make SENTINELS a 1-4-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, ALPHONSO BLACK 
kept BEACH BABES' warrior, LUAU LILA, from claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm 
a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The 
Warty Toad until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the CHURCH 
LADIES stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on BONSUR, what are you 
afraid of?  And avoiding CHURCH LADIES more than any other team we find SENTINELS.  
BONSUR, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that BONSUR has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALPHONSO BLACK 6108          16   5  1   116       SENTINELS (122)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUAU LILA 6065               18  21  1    97       BEACH BABES (309)
 EILEEN 6126                  10   1  1    97       CHURCH LADIES (548)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARGO 6091                    9   4  0    60       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 NIKKI NAILS 6095              5   1  0    60       TOOL SHED (262)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEBBIE 6127                   5   0  0    36       CHURCH LADIES (548)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNIE AWL 3432                6   4  0    33       TOOL SHED (262)
 SAW HORSE 3430                6   5  0    32       TOOL SHED (262)
 PEARL WHITE 6170              3   6  0    30       BEACH BABES (309)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARY ANN 6183                 3   1  0    25       CHURCH LADIES (548)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELLEA DOVER 6175             3   5  1    22       BEACH BABES (309)
 SKARA BRAE 6192               2   1  1    22       SENTINELS (122)
 WHISKEYJACK 6152              4   7  0    19       SENTINELS (122)
 PAM 6171                      3   1  0    18       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 ROSE 6139                     1   0  0    12       DEMONIC FURY (573)
 ANNALEE 6201                  1   0  0     8       BEACH BABES (309)
 WOODCHIP WILLA 6144           0   1  0     7       TOOL SHED (262)
 DRIBBINIUS 6191               1   2  0     5       SENTINELS (122)
 BELLAMORE 6202                0   1  0     1       BEACH BABES (309)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BELLE TREE 6190         0  2 0 BEACH BABES 309      SKARA BRAE 6192       689   
SARAH SUNDANCE 6038    17 31 1 BEACH BABES 309      ALPHONSO BLACK 6108   687   
DA 6141                 0  1 0 DEMONIC FURY 573     SPYMASTER             690  NONE
DOOM 6142               0  1 0 DEMONIC FURY 573     BANDIT PRINCE         690  NONE
LEGEND 6143             0  1 0 DEMONIC FURY 573     HIGH ELF              690  NONE
TEMPEST 6140            0  1 0 DEMONIC FURY 573     HIGH ELF              690  NONE
CORK & CLEAVER 6179     0  1 0 THE MOTHERSHIP 0 576 DELLEA DOVER 6175     687   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Get up, Rhonda!  Up!  No!  What is going on around here?!  Did someone spike the
smash?  Why are the Babes dropping like...  well, like dead Babes?!  This isn't
something we are trying to do!  You smack the lady upside the head with a broadsword
and the next thing you know they are dead!  Who expects that sort of thing?!
     As I'm sure you know, it was not intentional.  Nor were the deaths of Sarah or
Belle.  It just seems to be infectious.  We shall lift a mug of smash in their honor.
It kinda takes the excitement out of graduation. -- Orsinius

The Ghost of Belle Tree -- It seems you and Dribbinius are not destined to meet a
second time.  It is a shame as he seems to have been looking forward to it.  And a
bigger shame for you, I suppose.  My apologies, a mug shall be raised in your honor.
Many mugs, actually.   I suspect I shall be looking up at the table. -- Skara Brae

For those who are interested, I am the first brick slasher that the boss has ever
run.  16(+1)-17(+1)-9-11(+1)-17(+1)-12-7(+1)  Only three experts-- init, attack and
decise and no more.  Even a scimitar favorite won't likely earn all of those burns a
place on the active AD roster.  Instead, I shall have time to share a mug of smash
with all of the previous Babe and Sentinel graduates in honor of the recently fallen.
-- Lord Protector Orsinius

Pam -- I thought I could win that one.  Maybe next time. -- Dribbinius

Dellea -- Sometimes you're just wrong.  Or I'm just wrong.  Or someone's wrong.  Like
the person who made that challenge.  Which was me.  It was wrong.  A bad idea.  I
need some whiskey in my smash. -- Whiskeyjack

We congratulate Orsinius.  Party at the cabana tonight! -- the Beach Babes
P.S.  Jorja congratulates, but she doesn't think the party is a good idea.

Orsinius -- Just borrowed it. -- Lila

Whiskeyjack -- But the fight went JUST as I thought it should. -- Dellea Dover

Dribbinius -- Hmm, I hope you don't meet my fate! -- Ghost of Belle Tree

Alphonso Black -- Truly are you named, for you are amazingly black-hearted.  But we
will have our revenge!  Come to the barbecue tonight.... -- Luau Lila
P.S.  Did anyone see my habaneros?

Whiskeyjack -- I know that whiskey is made from grain and so has some solid carbs in
it, but smash is made from FRUIT, and it has vitamins as well as carbs.  So of course
it sets me up better for the fights.  And after the fights. -- Dellea Dover

Orsinius -- I, personally, withdraw my congratulations.  That was totally not called
for! -- Ghost of Redondo Rhonda

Debbie -- Yes, all right, I see you've got a streak going there.  It is NOT a good
thing, though!  I mean, we've all heard stories about your manager:  how some
gladiator will be undefeated in a small arena, bomb at tourney, and be sent straight
to the Dark Arena afterward.  So be careful what kind of expectations you raise. --
Pearl White

Skara Brae -- If there were someone else to fight, we'd start avoiding you guys. --
Ghost of Belle Tree

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LEGEND was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DOOM was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA was murdered by SPYMASTER in a exciting 2 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
TEMPEST was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
ALPHONSO BLACK bested LUAU LILA in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Title fight.
ORSINIUS was viciously subdued by EILEEN in a action packed 2 minute gory brawl.
NIKKI NAILS devastated MARY ANN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SKARA BRAE was overcome by SAW HORSE in a 2 minute beginner vs. expert fight.
ANNIE AWL viciously subdued DELLEA DOVER in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
WHISKEYJACK was overpowered by PEARL WHITE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DRIBBINIUS was overpowered by ROSE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PAM viciously subdued BELLAMORE in a exciting 4 minute brutal novice's bout.
WOODCHIP WILLA was viciously subdued by ANNALEE in a 3 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  15 -  1      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   9 -  2      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  11 -  1      35  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 690 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 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ALPHONSO BLACK 6108        16   5  1  116 SENTINELS (122)
LUNGING ATTACK   EILEEN 6126                10   1  1   97 CHURCH LADIES (548)
STRIKING ATTACK  NIKKI NAILS 6095            5   1  0   60 TOOL SHED (262)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUAU LILA 6065.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PAM 6171.  The ten other most popular fighters were EILEEN 6126, ANNALEE 6201, 
SKARA BRAE 6192, ALPHONSO BLACK 6108, ANNIE AWL 3432, NIKKI NAILS 6095, LUAU LILA 
6065, SAW HORSE 3430, PEARL WHITE 6170, and ROSE 6139.

The least popular fighter this week was WOODCHIP WILLA 6144.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BELLAMORE 6202, DRIBBINIUS 6191, WHISKEYJACK 6152, MARY ANN 
6183, TEMPEST 6140, DOOM 6142, LEGEND 6143, DELLEA DOVER 6175, DA 6141, and ROSE 
6139.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ALPHONSO BLACK (7-6108) SENTINELS (122)

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

ORSINIUS (7-6073) SENTINELS (122)