DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/05/2008    Duedate: 02/18/2008

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-589

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NESTOR ORDH
THE MOONDOGS (97)
(10-5793) [18-18-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NESTOR ORDH                    N.I.B.
THE MOONDOGS (97)              SABBATH (545)
(10-5793) [18-18-0,91]         (10-5860) [2-0-1,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NESTOR ORDH                    ICARUS
THE MOONDOGS (97)              THE MOONDOGS (97)
(10-5793) [18-18-0,91]         (10-5809) [13-12-0,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MOONDOGS (97)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SABBATH (545)               53
2. THE MOONDOGS (97)           28      THE MOONDOGS (97)
3. SPRINGBORN (358)             0      Unchartered Team
4. THE ABYSMALS (544)           0
                                       SABBATH (545)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SABBATH (545)              8   0  2  100   1/ 1 THE MOONDOGS (97)        10  5 0
 2- 3 THE ABYSMALS (544)        26  24  7 52.0   2/ 3*SABBATH (545)             8  0 2
 3- 4 SPRINGBORN (358)         545 650 33 45.6   3- 2 SPRINGBORN (358)          5  0 0
 4/ 5 THE MOONDOGS (97)        407 630 11 39.2   4- 4 THE ABYSMALS (544)        3  7 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 589): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 597): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 593): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 596): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 588): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 580): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 579): BULLWINKLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 553): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 543): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, 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 427): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 471): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 588): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 597): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 593): JHELUM JUVENILES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 596): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 588): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 580): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 579): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 553): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 543): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 427): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): TITANS III (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 471) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
               (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 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
               (turn 591): JERI LOUGH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, 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 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Proof positive, I should think, that the Handicapper of Kolact Arena, to wit
Turnechant of Sestegos, has it in for Dawn Aranar.  Which demonstrates that not only
is he a reckless and unlucky gambler, but he is a low dog and a scurvy knave with no
taste.  A cad, no less.

                                    Nestor Ordh

P.S.  Of course, it doesn't help that Dawn's manager is conspiring with Turnechant.
A "challenge," no less, to conceal the fact that this is all a ploy to destroy this
fair maiden.  I will not be a party to it!  At least, not directly.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt KOLACT will ever be the same.  And let's see, DIO fought PERSISTENT BEGGAR 
and gained 15 points and contributed to SABBATH's 5-0-0.  PEN UMBROIL has lost to 
WARPIG, falling 4 points, while helping make THE MOONDOGS a 4-1-0 turn.  Defending 
his title for another turn, NESTOR ORDH kept KOLACT's warrior, CONVICTED ASSASSIN, 
from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at Don Corleone's?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     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.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in KOLACT, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NESTOR ORDH 5793             18  18  0    91       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)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICARUS 5809                  13  12  0    60       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-DAWN ARANAR 5837              6   4  1    57       THE ABYSMALS (544)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THIAOO TRIGG 5833             7   3  2    48       THE ABYSMALS (544)
 LUNAR COYOTE 5849             6   1  0    47       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-ODIOSO 5834                   6   4  0    44       THE ABYSMALS (544)
 REESE SILEEN 5852             5   0  0    39       THE MOONDOGS (97)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 N.I.B. 5860                   2   0  1    28       SABBATH (545)
-CRAZY OLD COOT 5843           4   6  0    27       SPRINGBORN (358)
 OZZY 5857                     2   0  0    26       SABBATH (545)
-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)
 WARPIG 5858                   2   0  1    21       SABBATH (545)
-ESPINOSO 5835                 3   7  1    17       THE ABYSMALS (544)
 IRON MAN 5856                 1   0  0    15       SABBATH (545)
 DIO 5859                      1   0  0    15       SABBATH (545)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEN UMBROIL 5855              1   2  0     9       THE MOONDOGS (97)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Thiaoo Trigg -- Ah, I recognize you now!  You're one of those annoying little
parasites, like earmites or ticks, aren't you?  I might have known.  Those sparse and
spiky bristles where real people have eyebrows are one of many clues, which, alas, I
ignored.  "It's just eyebrow wax in some foreign style," I said.  "Just a strange
style of armor, not REALLY knobby horns all the way down his back."  Etc.  But I can
no longer deny the truth, you're a low and scurvy parasite, and you're out to GET me.
-- Lunar Coyote
P.S.  Hey, if Nestor can do Conspiracy Theory, so can I!

Odioso -- Nah, you're a pussycat.  I could tell. -- Icarus

Golpe Mortal -- (smugly)  That's because you're only half an elf.  We who are of the
pure blood are not mortal, though sometimes we allow it to appear so to you lesser
beings.  We wouldn't want you to get an overwhelming inferiority complex, after all.
-- Reese Sileen

Espinoso -- Ah, you thought you'd present me with a thorny problem, did you?  No, no,
it's all right.  When the shadows come down, I will protect you.  Come a little
closer, take shelter under my umbrella, m'dear.  The Whistlers can't get you HERE. --
Pen Umbroil

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....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NESTOR ORDH devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ICARUS savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a exciting 1 minute gory melee.
LUNAR COYOTE viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
REESE SILEEN defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute novice's fight.
WARPIG viciously subdued PEN UMBROIL in a 6 minute gory beginner's brawl.
OZZY devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
N.I.B. handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DIO vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
IRON MAN vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  2      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  10 -  0       9  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 589 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ICARUS 5809                13  12  0   60 THE MOONDOGS (97)
WALL OF STEEL    REESE SILEEN 5852           5   0  0   39 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 ICARUS 5809.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUNAR COYOTE 5849, 
WARPIG 5858, REESE SILEEN 5852, NESTOR ORDH 5793, N.I.B. 5860, IRON MAN 5856, OZZY 
5857, DIO 5859, PEN UMBROIL 5855, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was PEN UMBROIL 5855.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DIO 5859, OZZY 5857, IRON MAN 5856, N.I.B. 5860, NESTOR ORDH 
5793, REESE SILEEN 5852, WARPIG 5858, LUNAR COYOTE 5849, ICARUS 5809, and  0.