DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/25/2007    Duedate: 01/07/2008

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-586

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUFFALO BOB
SPRINGBORN (358)
(10-5816) [14-6-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUFFALO BOB                    THIAOO TRIGG
SPRINGBORN (358)               THE ABYSMALS (544)
(10-5816) [14-6-0,103]         (10-5833) [6-2-2,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NESTOR ORDH                    ICARUS
THE MOONDOGS (97)              THE MOONDOGS (97)
(10-5793) [16-17-0,70]         (10-5809) [11-11-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MOONDOGS (97)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPRINGBORN (358)            63
2. THE MOONDOGS (97)           29      FEAR LESS (460)
3. FEAR LESS (460)             19      Unchartered Team
4. SIR AGLIO (296)              0
5. THE ABYSMALS (544)         -33      THE ABYSMALS (544)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 FEAR LESS (460)           12   7  0 63.2   1/ 2 THE MOONDOGS (97)        11  4 0
 2- 3 SIR AGLIO (296)          807 589 38 57.8   2/ 3 SPRINGBORN (358)          7  8 0
 3/ 1*THE ABYSMALS (544)        23  17  7 57.5   3/ 1*THE ABYSMALS (544)        5 10 1
 4/ 4 SPRINGBORN (358)         540 650 33 45.4   4/ 4 FEAR LESS (460)           3  0 0
 5/ 5 THE MOONDOGS (97)        397 625 11 38.8   5- 5 SIR AGLIO (296)           1  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 586): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 469): EDWARD O'HARE of MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): PANTHER of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 589): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 593): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): CYNICA of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): BERCHTA of THE DARK GODS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 550): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 540): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 527): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 476): ENDLESS WATCH of RAISING RYLYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): PHOENIX of GRIFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 216): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): ZEUS of LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): MARWAN of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 468): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 586): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 469): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 589): TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 593): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): THE ABYSMALS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 550): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 540): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 527): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 476): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 216): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): ARTIC FIRE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 468) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 286): MAKESHIFT ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 585): COBALT of STEEL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): JUNGLE JUICE of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                          DELON LUROST of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): PANTHER of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 587): HELENE JUSTE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 592): BANKSHOT of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
               (turn 590): SLAMMER of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): CYNICA of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 584): SIR CUMFERENCE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): BERCHTA of THE DARK GODS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 538): SCROD BOY of INQUISITION CLONES (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): ZEUS of LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I salute you in your departure, Sir Cumference, and accept the unearned honor of
the title of Duelmistress of Kolact.  For whatever reason, probably one involving
political points, this sees me graduating as well.  It is unlikely I will go to the
Isle of the Eye, in part because I have been given to understand that Arenamaster
Filiaril is correct about the life of an advanced gladiator being less than exciting,
and in part because I'm simply tired of living on islands.  I want to live in the
middle of the land, with miles and miles and miles of land on every side.  Maybe I'll
go to Lirith Kai; I understand there's a lot of land there, even if it belongs to
other people.

                                       Cynica

P.S.  12-17-8-11-15-12-9  BS  hi/low.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of KOLACT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE ABYSMALS was unseated 
this week as THE MOONDOGS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-1-0 
record for the round.  My praise to SPRINGBORN for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  
Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  GUIDO caught the eye 
of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and 
was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
BOGYPHOBIA put down GOLPE MORTAL, causing her to lose 16 points of recognition in the 
process.  The city has turned out in honor of BUFFALO BOB, for with his arena victory 
he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Informants "close" to the 
city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his 
armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In KOLACT "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  KOLACT, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is THE MOONDOGS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of FEAR LESS last week.  Busy avoiding THE MOONDOGS?  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  ICARUS take warning!  You have more than a 
few enemies in KOLACT.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUFFALO BOB 5816             14   6  0   103       SPRINGBORN (358)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALEKTOROPHOBIA 4696           8   3  0    72       FEAR LESS (460)
 NESTOR ORDH 5793             16  17  0    70       THE MOONDOGS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEVIL GIRL 5839               7   3  0    67       SPRINGBORN (358)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICARUS 5809                  11  11  0    64       THE MOONDOGS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIAOO TRIGG 5833             6   2  2    49       THE ABYSMALS (544)
 BOGYPHOBIA 4697               4   2  0    49       FEAR LESS (460)
 ODIOSO 5834                   5   3  0    40       THE ABYSMALS (544)
 DAWN ARANAR 5837              5   3  1    37       THE ABYSMALS (544)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLPE MORTAL 5836             4   4  3    29       THE ABYSMALS (544)
 LUNAR COYOTE 5849             4   0  0    26       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-SIR TIFIABLE 5825             4   0  0    25       SIR AGLIO (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUIDO 5854                    1   0  0    20       SPRINGBORN (358)
 REESE SILEEN 5852             2   0  0    18       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 SHRILL 5851                   1   1  0    16       SPRINGBORN (358)
 ESPINOSO 5835                 3   5  1    15       THE ABYSMALS (544)
 CRAZY OLD COOT 5843           3   6  0    15       SPRINGBORN (358)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MOOR O'NDUL 5845        2  2 0 THE MOONDOGS 97      GOLPE MORTAL 5836     582  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Tis the season for reflection.  Reflect well. -- Still, the Distiller

Golpe Mortal -- You abysmal half-elf!  Take that and that and--  Oh, wait, you're
female.  Hmm, that willowy grace doesn't look so sissy on a woman.  Hmm.  Let me
think about this.  Maybe we can work something out. -- Icarus

Devil Girl -- Er, ah.  Um.  When I said "bite me," I didn't mean it literally.  I had
plans for that arm which didn't involve it being your dinner. -- Nestor Ordh

Crazy Old Coot -- Listen, you squirrelly old bird (a coot is a bird, is it not?  Sort
of duckish?), the moon is full, the snow is white, and it IS my night to HOWL.  Do
not get in my way. -- Lunar Coyote

Shrill -- Listen, you beanpole!  Even if we DID go through the line right next to
each other, that doesn't mean we've BONDED, you know.  You're a big, clumsy human,
why should I bond with you? -- Reese Sileen

Feline Fury -- I agree with your assessment, but it would have been fun to arrange it
myself. -- Lunar Coyote

Ed. -- What?  It isn't supposed to do that!  Hmm.  The problem seems to be
brittleness, and for that, hmm.  Maybe some...or a little...hmm.  Let me think about
this. -- Icarus

Lady Protector Cynica -- Bend your thoughts to the protection and defense of Kolact,
madam!  Life on the Isle of the Eye is over-rated. -- Arenamaster Filiaril
P.S.  Yes, I do realize that I have said this before, and recently, but I feel that a
good comment like this is worth repeating, and it's less work than thinking up a new
one.  Besides, this has the merit of utter validity.

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THIAOO TRIGG was bested by ICARUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
ODIOSO was vanquished by DEVIL GIRL in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
ESPINOSO was defeated by LUNAR COYOTE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
CYNICA was devastated by BUFFALO BOB in a 2 minute one-sided Title fight.
NESTOR ORDH demolished DAWN ARANAR in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
GOLPE MORTAL was devastated by BOGYPHOBIA in a 2 minute mismatched match.
CRAZY OLD COOT was overcome by REESE SILEEN in a 3 minute fight.
SHRILL overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
GUIDO vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 586 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BUFFALO BOB 5816           14   6  0  103 SPRINGBORN (358)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEVIL GIRL 5839             7   3  0   67 SPRINGBORN (358)
SLASHING ATTACK  THIAOO TRIGG 5833           6   2  2   49 THE ABYSMALS (544)
TOTAL PARRY      BOGYPHOBIA 4697             4   2  0   49 FEAR LESS (460)
BASHING ATTACK   ODIOSO 5834                 5   3  0   40 THE ABYSMALS (544)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NESTOR ORDH 5793.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ICARUS 5809.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUNAR COYOTE 5849, 
BUFFALO BOB 5816, NESTOR ORDH 5793, GOLPE MORTAL 5836, REESE SILEEN 5852, THIAOO 
TRIGG 5833, DEVIL GIRL 5839, SHRILL 5851, GUIDO 5854, and DAWN ARANAR 5837.

The least popular fighter this week was ESPINOSO 5835.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ODIOSO 5834, CRAZY OLD COOT 5843, BOGYPHOBIA 4697, DAWN ARANAR 5837, 
GUIDO 5854, SHRILL 5851, DEVIL GIRL 5839, THIAOO TRIGG 5833, REESE SILEEN 5852, and 
GOLPE MORTAL 5836.

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

CYNICA (10-5730) THE MOONDOGS (97)