DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/27/2011    Duedate: 01/09/2012

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-696

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NIKKI NAILS
TOOL SHED (262)
(7-6095) [7-3-0,85]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NIKKI NAILS                    POSITION IS EMPTY
TOOL SHED (262)                
(7-6095) [7-3-0,85]            

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANNIE AWL                      SAW HORSE
TOOL SHED (262)                TOOL SHED (262)
(7-3432) [9-5-0,40]            (7-3430) [9-6-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TOOL SHED (262)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEACH BABES (309)           21
2. DEMONS & DEVILS (543)       21      DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
3. DEMONIC FURY (573)          18      Unchartered Team
4. TOOL SHED (262)              7
5. DAYS OF OLD (561)            1      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)          494 343 25 59.0   1/ 1 TOOL SHED (262)           8  5 0
 2- 3 CHURCH LADIES (548)      155 122 17 56.0   2/ 2 BEACH BABES (309)         8  7 0
 3/ 2 DEMONS & DEVILS (543)     15  12  0 55.6   3- 3 CHURCH LADIES (548)       4  1 0
 4/ 5 TOOL SHED (262)           63  58  0 52.1   4/ 5 DEMONS & DEVILS (543)     3  3 0
 5/ 6 BEACH BABES (309)        905 %1245 27 42.1   5- 4 SENTINELS (122)           1  4 0
 6/ 7 DAYS OF OLD (561)          5  24  0 17.2   6/ 7 DAYS OF OLD (561)         0  3 0
 7- 8*ULTRAVERSE II (542)        1   6  0 14.3   7/ 0*DEMONIC FURY (573)        0  2 0
 8/ 0*DEMONIC FURY (573)         1   6  0 14.3   8- 8*ULTRAVERSE II (542)       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 691): ALLEY OOP of ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): HERMOD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): EILEEN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): WRATH of APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): MARGANAD of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILBERN JUSS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 691): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): SAVAGE HORDE (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 572): BIG BIRD of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): LOABAL DOMINATION OF STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 293): LUAU LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
               (turn 679): DRED of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTER of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome BONSUR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with BALOR?  He 
actually beat TOOL SHED's ANNIE AWL, and walked away with 20 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at TOOL SHED.  ANNIE AWL lost 15 points to BALOR.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe ANNIE AWL will provide more easy wins...  Har har har!  
Did EILEEN wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, she's not Duelmaster anymore.  I'm 
sure BONSUR is excited about NIKKI NAILS, the new Duelmaster from TOOL SHED.  
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have 
live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, TOOL SHED!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at DEMONS & DEVILS 
ain't reelin'!  TOOL SHED's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, ANNIE AWL!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good 
skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIKKI NAILS 6095              7   3  0    85       TOOL SHED (262)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EILEEN 6126                  11   1  1    99       CHURCH LADIES (548)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARGO 6091                   10   4  0    66       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 DELLEA DOVER 6175             8   6  1    63       BEACH BABES (309)
 BALOR 5894                    3   0  0    63       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAW HORSE 3430                9   6  0    48       TOOL SHED (262)
-BALOR 5759                    6   3  0    48       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
-SKARA BRAE 6192               5   2  1    47       SENTINELS (122)
-DEBBIE 6127                   6   0  0    46       CHURCH LADIES (548)
-WHISKEYJACK 6152              6   9  0    45       SENTINELS (122)
 ANNIE AWL 3432                9   5  0    40       TOOL SHED (262)
 CHAOTIC DEATH 5978            4  24  0    36       DAYS OF OLD (561)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNALEE 6201                  5   2  0    30       BEACH BABES (309)
 PEARL WHITE 6170              5  10  0    25       BEACH BABES (309)
 WOODCHIP WILLA 6144           3   2  0    25       TOOL SHED (262)
-MARY ANN 6183                 3   1  0    25       CHURCH LADIES (548)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONA FROM MAUI 6226           2   0  0    23       BEACH BABES (309)
-PAM 6171                      4   2  0    22       CHURCH LADIES (548)
-ROSE 6139                     1   0  0    12       DEMONIC FURY (573)
 BELLAMORE 6202                2   5  0    11       BEACH BABES (309)
-ANZAHANZEK 6204               2   2  0     9       SENTINELS (122)
-OLAF 6211                     1   1  0     8       SENTINELS (122)
-HARD CASE 5754                1   0  0     6       ULTRAVERSE II (542)
-FLOWER CHILD 5980             1   0  0     5       DAYS OF OLD (561)
-OZAWINDIB 6212                0   2  0     2       SENTINELS (122)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOLITAIRE 5750                0   1  0     1       ULTRAVERSE II (542)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 6207                0  1 0 DEMONIC FURY 573     WURM KIN              696  NONE
DA2 6209                0  1 0 DEMONIC FURY 573     ARENAMASTER ILHU      696  NONE
GLENUGON 5761           1  2 0 DEMONS & DEVILS 543  MOUNTAIN TROLL        696  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Skara Brae -- Glad you liked it.  It's a new variant.  Well, insofar as there can be
said to be any "standard" ones.  Mostly it's what we can get that goes into the
kettle.  But I thought the oranges added a special something or other.  Vitamins,
probably. -- Dellea Dover

Margo -- You make me wonder about your church. -- Dellea Dover

Annie Awl -- Well... okay, I guess I *did* think of maybe getting my ears pierced.
But not those other places! -- Annalee
P.S.  A buttock ring would be really inconvenient.

A Vicious Pirate indeed!  THIS one should have been Condemned.  Shark bait, if you
ask me.  Not that we have sharks, but still, it's the principle. -- Pearl White

Woodchip Willa -- I don't know why we keep meeting like this.  It isn't fun. --
Bellamore

Persistent Beggar -- Know, sir, that I offered you my *hand* and not a handout! --
Mona from Maui

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GLENUGON was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA2 was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER ILHUME' in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DA1 was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
CHAOTIC DEATH was overpowered by SAW HORSE in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
BALOR overpowered ANNIE AWL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NIKKI NAILS devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
DELLEA DOVER devastated CAPTURED PIRATE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ANNALEE handily defeated ANDORIAN NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PEARL WHITE was vanquished by VICIOUS PIRATE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WOODCHIP WILLA viciously subdued BELLAMORE in a 4 minute gruesome fight.
MONA FROM MAUI won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   2 -  2      87  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  16 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  17 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 696 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NIKKI NAILS 6095            7   3  0   85 TOOL SHED (262)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DELLEA DOVER 6175           8   6  1   63 BEACH BABES (309)
LUNGING ATTACK   BALOR 5894                  3   0  0   63 DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
TOTAL PARRY      SAW HORSE 3430              9   6  0   48 TOOL SHED (262)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANNIE AWL 3432.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SAW HORSE 3430.  The ten other most popular fighters were WOODCHIP WILLA 6144, 
GLENUGON 5761, BALOR 5894, NIKKI NAILS 6095, DELLEA DOVER 6175, ANNALEE 6201, MONA 
FROM MAUI 6226, ANNIE AWL 3432, PEARL WHITE 6170, and DA2 6209.

The least popular fighter this week was BELLAMORE 6202.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHAOTIC DEATH 5978, DA1 6207, DA2 6209, PEARL WHITE 6170, ANNIE AWL 
3432, MONA FROM MAUI 6226, ANNALEE 6201, DELLEA DOVER 6175, NIKKI NAILS 6095, and 
BALOR 5894.

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI