DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/22/2008    Duedate: 02/04/2008

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-588

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NESTOR ORDH
THE MOONDOGS (97)
(10-5793) [17-18-0,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NESTOR ORDH                    OZZY
THE MOONDOGS (97)              SABBATH (545)
(10-5793) [17-18-0,83]         (10-5857) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NESTOR ORDH                    NESTOR ORDH
THE MOONDOGS (97)              THE MOONDOGS (97)
(10-5793) [17-18-0,83]         (10-5793) [17-18-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MOONDOGS (97)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SABBATH (545)               52
2. THE MOONDOGS (97)           19      THE ABYSMALS (544)
3. THE ABYSMALS (544)          11      Unchartered Team
4. SPRINGBORN (358)             0
5. FEAR LESS (460)              0      SABBATH (545)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SABBATH (545)              3   0  2  100   1/ 2 THE MOONDOGS (97)        10  5 0
 2- 1 FEAR LESS (460)           12   7  0 63.2   2- 1 SPRINGBORN (358)          9  1 0
 3/ 3 THE ABYSMALS (544)        26  24  7 52.0   3/ 0*SABBATH (545)             3  0 2
 4- 4 SPRINGBORN (358)         545 650 33 45.6   4/ 4 THE ABYSMALS (544)        3 12 0
 5/ 5 THE MOONDOGS (97)        403 629 11 39.1   5- 3 FEAR LESS (460)           1  0 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 588): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 471): EDWARD O'HARE of MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 592): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 595): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 593): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 587): BUFFALO BOB of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 579): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): DJININSKI of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 552): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 542): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): NAKOR of DOG SOLDIERS II (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 529): MASUMI of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 478): ENDLESS WATCH of RAISING RYLYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 426): DARTH SCION of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): KATSUMOTO of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 470): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 588): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 471): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 592): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 595): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 593): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 587): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 579): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 552): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 542): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 529): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 478): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 426): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): ANTIQUATED LEGACY (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 470) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 471): KORONEDUS of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): JERI LOUGH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 594): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): DJININSKI of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing is certain in KOLACT, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--THE MOONDOGS.  The 
boys at SABBATH are walking tall, as they are ranked 3rd on their first try!  Going 
for the Duelmaster soon?  Practice pays for OZZY, who pummelled EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, to 
pocket 20 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, THIAOO TRIGG was winsome, 
after beating LUNAR COYOTE and seeing him lose 10 points.  A certain someone saw 
BUFFALO BOB at Don Corleone's with the shakes, and now he fails to show up to defend 
his throne.  What a pathetic slob!  Now I can't insult NESTOR ORDH, as he has 
gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on 
too thick) Word has it one team in KOLACT is taking speech lessons to try to bore 
their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  If challenges were horses, NESTOR ORDH could 
open up a fast food joint!  DAWN ARANAR challenged NESTOR ORDH!  Who says THE 
ABYSMALS are just a bunch of wimps!  DAWN ARANAR of THE ABYSMALS kept hers wits as 
she was beat by NESTOR ORDH.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NESTOR ORDH 5793             17  18  0    83       THE MOONDOGS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUFFALO BOB 5816             15   6  0   105       SPRINGBORN (358)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEVIL GIRL 5839               8   3  0    85       SPRINGBORN (358)
-ALEKTOROPHOBIA 4696           8   3  0    72       FEAR LESS (460)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICARUS 5809                  12  12  0    57       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 DAWN ARANAR 5837              6   4  1    57       THE ABYSMALS (544)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOGYPHOBIA 4697               4   2  0    49       FEAR LESS (460)
 THIAOO TRIGG 5833             7   3  2    48       THE ABYSMALS (544)
 ODIOSO 5834                   6   4  0    44       THE ABYSMALS (544)
 LUNAR COYOTE 5849             5   1  0    36       THE MOONDOGS (97)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REESE SILEEN 5852             4   0  0    29       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-CRAZY OLD COOT 5843           4   6  0    27       SPRINGBORN (358)
-SHRILL 5851                   2   1  0    24       SPRINGBORN (358)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GUIDO 5854                    2   0  0    23       SPRINGBORN (358)
 GOLPE MORTAL 5836             4   6  3    21       THE ABYSMALS (544)
 OZZY 5857                     1   0  0    20       SABBATH (545)
 ESPINOSO 5835                 3   7  1    17       THE ABYSMALS (544)
 N.I.B. 5860                   1   0  1    16       SABBATH (545)
 WARPIG 5858                   1   0  1    16       SABBATH (545)
 PEN UMBROIL 5855              1   1  0    13       THE MOONDOGS (97)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      N.I.B. 5860           588  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Buffalo Bob -- Yes, I HAVE been taking square-dancing lessons.  And circle dancing
lessons, or do they call them "round" dances?  And line dancing lessons.  Till I'm

dizzy, in fact.  And I know the moon is somewhere around full, but gods, man, it's
below freezing out there and getting colder fast, plus a sleety snow is coming down.
Or a snowy sleet, it switches back and forth.  Staying-inside weather. -- Nestor Ordh

Dawn Aranar -- You aren't supposed to do that!  You're supposed to be, and remain, an
abysmal gladiator, not a successful gladiator with the abysmal manners to defeat me!
Shape up or forget our standing date for dinner after the arena fights. -- Icarus

Thiaoo Trigg -- Full moon season, you know.  It gives me an edge. -- Lunar Coyote

Guido -- Oh, sure, take advantage of a guy when he's first meeting the shock of
managerial "humor" in his arena name.  Gods, what was she THINKING? -- Pen Umbroil

Pen Umbroil -- I was thinking of a penumbral lunar eclipse, and you have a dirty
mind. -- Jorja

A Convicted Thief?  It is to laugh. -- Reese Sileen
P.S.  Ha ha.

Thiaoo Trigg -- Nah, 'cause they aren't something I have to carry.  In fact, they
carry me. -- Icarus

Dawn Aranar -- Actually, I think the handicapper has some kind of bet on how fast he
can get you killed off. -- Nestor Ordh
P.S.  And he has to win, because he owes a lot of money elsewhere.

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.

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAWN ARANAR was viciously subdued by NESTOR ORDH in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
THIAOO TRIGG overcame LUNAR COYOTE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
ODIOSO was savagely defeated by ICARUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
REESE SILEEN defeated GOLPE MORTAL in a exciting 1 minute fight.
ESPINOSO was viciously subdued by PEN UMBROIL in a 6 minute gruesome brawl.
OZZY overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
WARPIG butchered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
N.I.B. easily killed PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    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 -   6 -  1      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  2      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  17 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  10 -  0       9  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 588 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING 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                  
TOTAL PARRY      DAWN ARANAR 5837            6   4  1   57 THE ABYSMALS (544)
SLASHING ATTACK  THIAOO TRIGG 5833           7   3  2   48 THE ABYSMALS (544)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   ODIOSO 5834                 6   4  0   44 THE ABYSMALS (544)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUNAR COYOTE 5849           5   1  0   36 THE MOONDOGS (97)
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 NESTOR ORDH 5793.  The ten other most popular fighters were ICARUS 5809, 
GOLPE MORTAL 5836, ESPINOSO 5835, THIAOO TRIGG 5833, REESE SILEEN 5852, N.I.B. 5860, 
LUNAR COYOTE 5849, OZZY 5857, WARPIG 5858, and DAWN ARANAR 5837.

The least popular fighter this week was PEN UMBROIL 5855.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ODIOSO 5834, DAWN ARANAR 5837, WARPIG 5858, OZZY 5857, LUNAR 
COYOTE 5849, N.I.B. 5860, REESE SILEEN 5852, THIAOO TRIGG 5833, ESPINOSO 5835, and 
GOLPE MORTAL 5836.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes