DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/10/2012    Duedate: 01/23/2012

BONSUR ARENA

DM-7    TURN-697

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NIKKI NAILS
TOOL SHED (262)
(7-6095) [8-3-0,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NIKKI NAILS                    POSITION IS EMPTY
TOOL SHED (262)                
(7-6095) [8-3-0,88]            

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANNIE AWL                      BALOR
TOOL SHED (262)                DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
(7-3432) [10-5-0,46]           (7-5894) [3-1-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TOOL SHED (262)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SENTINELS (122)             33
2. TOOL SHED (262)             26      SENTINELS (122)
3. BEACH BABES (309)            5      Unchartered Team
4. DAYS OF OLD (561)            5
5. DEMONIC FURY (573)           0WORTHLESSMANAGERS15 (284)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SENTINELS (122)          498 344 25 59.1   1/ 1 TOOL SHED (262)          10  2 0
 2- 2 CHURCH LADIES (548)      155 122 17 56.0   2/ 2 BEACH BABES (309)         5 10 0
 3/ 4 TOOL SHED (262)           67  58  0 53.6   3/ 5 SENTINELS (122)           4  1 0
 4/ 3 DEMONS & DEVILS (543)     15  13  0 53.6   4- 3 CHURCH LADIES (548)       2  1 0
 5/ 5 BEACH BABES (309)        906 %1249 27 42.0   5/ 4 DEMONS & DEVILS (543)     2  4 0
 6/ 6 DAYS OF OLD (561)          5  26  0 16.1   6/ 6 DAYS OF OLD (561)         0  4 0
 7- 8*DEMONIC FURY (573)         1   6  0 14.3   7- 7*DEMONIC FURY (573)        0  2 0
 8- 7*ULTRAVERSE II (542)        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 692): TAI of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 697): HERMOD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 693): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 688): FLASHER of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): NIKKI NAILS of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 681): SCARFACE of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? Of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 526): KOLBERT MOON of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 574): THUNDER BUG of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 692): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 697): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 693): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 688): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 681): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 526): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 574) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 692): JOSH of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): LOABAL DOMINATION OF STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): RUNNING DEER of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): BLAKSKUL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (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  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): WHAT of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      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.  Practice pays for SAW 
HORSE, who pummelled BALOR, to pocket 15 points.  A certain someone should cut down 
on the drinking and practice more, after losing 9 points to SAW HORSE.  (Discrete 
enough, BALOR?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by M. 
CHARDINEE, of BONSUR, who despite a 0-0-0 couldn't overcome BONSUR's Number 1.  Word 
has it one team in BONSUR is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed 
life!   
     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 TOOL SHED.  The warriors of TOOL SHED found their 
efforts at combat frustrated as SENTINELS apparently had more important things to do 
than fight.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     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                  
 NIKKI NAILS 6095              8   3  0    88       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   7  1    65       BEACH BABES (309)
 SAW HORSE 3430               10   6  0    63       TOOL SHED (262)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALOR 5894                    3   1  0    54       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
 SKARA BRAE 6192               6   2  1    52       SENTINELS (122)
 WHISKEYJACK 6152              7   9  0    49       SENTINELS (122)
-BALOR 5759                    6   3  0    48       DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
 ANNIE AWL 3432               10   5  0    46       TOOL SHED (262)
-DEBBIE 6127                   6   0  0    46       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 CHAOTIC DEATH 5978            4  25  0    37       DAYS OF OLD (561)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNALEE 6201                  5   3  0    29       BEACH BABES (309)
 WOODCHIP WILLA 6144           4   2  0    27       TOOL SHED (262)
 PEARL WHITE 6170              5  11  0    26       BEACH BABES (309)
-MARY ANN 6183                 3   1  0    25       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 MONA FROM MAUI 6226           3   0  0    25       BEACH BABES (309)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAM 6171                      4   2  0    22       CHURCH LADIES (548)
 OLAF 6211                     2   1  0    17       SENTINELS (122)
 OZAWINDIB 6212                1   2  0    17       SENTINELS (122)
 BELLAMORE 6202                2   6  0    12       BEACH BABES (309)
-ROSE 6139                     1   0  0    12       DEMONIC FURY (573)
 ANZAHANZEK 6204               2   3  0     9       SENTINELS (122)
-HARD CASE 5754                1   0  0     6       ULTRAVERSE II (542)
-FLOWER CHILD 5980             1   0  0     5       DAYS OF OLD (561)
-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?
GRUESOME 5977           0  1 0 DAYS OF OLD 561      BUTTERCUP             697  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A Captured Pirate.  Of course I devastated him.  I'm devastating.  Ask any of the
guys I've dated. -- Dellea Dover

The Andorian Noble is such a wuss that he sent a golem to stand in for him.  Couldn't
face the violence, I guess. -- Annalee

That Vicious Pirate golem is seriously mean! -- Pearl White

Woodchip Willa -- Our only managed opponent, and I have to go and LOSE.  Bummer.
Still, *I* didn't lose to a standby, the way Pearl did. -- Bellamore

No silly Scribe is going to Embezzle on *my* watch. -- Mona from Maui

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRUESOME was butchered by BUTTERCUP in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NIKKI NAILS bested M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute Title duel.
BALOR was narrowly defeated by SAW HORSE in a exciting 5 minute gory melee.
DELLEA DOVER slimly lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute brawl.
SKARA BRAE viciously subdued CHAOTIC DEATH in a popular 2 minute brutal fight.
WHISKEYJACK bested ANNALEE in a 1 minute brawl.
ANNIE AWL vanquished PEARL WHITE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
WOODCHIP WILLA savagely defeated BELLAMORE in a unpopular 8 minute gory brawl.
MONA FROM MAUI viciously subdued ANZAHANZEK in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
OLAF overpowered CONDEMNED PIRATE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
OZAWINDIB defeated 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|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  15 -  1      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 697 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    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NIKKI NAILS 6095            8   3  0   88 TOOL SHED (262)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DELLEA DOVER 6175           8   7  1   65 BEACH BABES (309)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SAW HORSE 3430             10   6  0   63 TOOL SHED (262)
LUNGING ATTACK   BALOR 5894                  3   1  0   54 DEMONS & DEVILS (543)
BASHING ATTACK   SKARA BRAE 6192             6   2  1   52 SENTINELS (122)
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 BALOR 5894.  The ten other most popular fighters were SKARA BRAE 6192, DELLEA 
DOVER 6175, NIKKI NAILS 6095, WHISKEYJACK 6152, MONA FROM MAUI 6226, OZAWINDIB 6212, 
CHAOTIC DEATH 5978, ANNIE AWL 3432, GRUESOME 5977, and SAW HORSE 3430.

The least popular fighter this week was BELLAMORE 6202.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PEARL WHITE 6170, ANNALEE 6201, OLAF 6211, ANZAHANZEK 6204, WOODCHIP 
WILLA 6144, SAW HORSE 3430, GRUESOME 5977, ANNIE AWL 3432, CHAOTIC DEATH 5978, and 
OZAWINDIB 6212.

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!