DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/09/2009    Duedate: 06/22/2009

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-619

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEIMOS
THE MOONDOGS (97)
(10-5876) [19-7-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEIMOS                         POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MOONDOGS (97)              
(10-5876) [19-7-0,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEIMOS                         HAGAR BLUETOOTH
THE MOONDOGS (97)              VIKINGS (34)
(10-5876) [19-7-0,106]         (10-5850) [5-0-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VIKINGS (34)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VIKINGS (34)                32
2. THE MOONDOGS (97)            2      VIKINGS (34)
3. WRETCHED HORDE (549)         0      Unchartered Team
4. SPRINGBORN (358)             0
                                       HITLIST 86 (445)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 VIKINGS (34)             175 149 12 54.0   1/ 2 VIKINGS (34)             11  4 1
 2- 2 SPRINGBORN (358)         545 651 33 45.6   2/ 1 THE MOONDOGS (97)         7  5 1
 3- 3 WRETCHED HORDE (549)       7   9  0 43.8   3- 3 WRETCHED HORDE (549)      0  1 0
 4/ 4 THE MOONDOGS (97)        499 685 12 42.1   4- 4 SPRINGBORN (358)          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 624): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 507): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 630): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 625): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): WHISPER WALK of MY LITTLE TRIBE (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 629): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 618): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 615): SPARE ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): PILSON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 586): EVA MENDES of GIRLS X3 (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 578): REDD CORVAITT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 562): CHATTY CABALIST of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): HASARCH of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 462): FYRE SWORD of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 211): THE TRUNK MONKEY of BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 506): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 624): LAB EXPERIMENTS (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 507): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 630): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 625): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 629): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 618): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 615): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 586): GIRLS X3 (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 578): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 562): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): AMAZON ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 462): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 211): FEARSOME LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 506) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 623): POOP DECK GUY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            WAYWARD SON of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): BIMBETTE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 624): HATTIE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): PILSON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
                           SLYTHR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
                           WHITMAN of LITERATE LOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 234): KIRRALA of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 461): ANGRY DECKHAND of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I see that one of my teammates is complaining about getting a hard time from the
Veteran Mercenary.  Ha!  *I* dealt with him quite well, and if that made him, ah,
testy when he met Orbin, well, too bad.  Orbin's got to do his own practicing and win
his own fights.

                                       Deimos

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of KOLACT.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  THE MOONDOGS?  Who?  
VIKINGS is the top team these days, buddies!  VIKINGS had cause to celebrate, after 
ULF SUNDERHELM got 20 points by beating TITANIA ULMER.  A certain someone should cut 
down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 14 points to MOON-EYE.  
(Discrete enough, SKYHAWK?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by 
CIRIC, of VIKINGS, who despite a 10-6-2 couldn't overcome KOLACT's Number 1.  So who 
was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  
Someone's got a basic problem...   
     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 KOLACT avoid SPRINGBORN.  As a woman of good breeding scorns 
the "warriors" of VIKINGS, so did that sorry team shy from SPRINGBORN Everyone is 
famous for fifteen minutes, and ORBIN PAES is it right now.  Most challenged warrior. 
Isn't THE MOONDOGS proud!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Oh hard!  that 
to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Like a 
mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid KOLACT farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEIMOS 5876                  19   7  0   106       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)
 CHAGAN 1126                  13   2  0    83       VIKINGS (34)
 CIRIC 970                    10   6  2    72       VIKINGS (34)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORBIN PAES 5877              13  11  0    64       THE MOONDOGS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAGAR BLUETOOTH 5850          5   0  0    48       VIKINGS (34)
 MOON-EYE 5884                 6   3  0    47       THE MOONDOGS (97)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRAZY OLD COOT 5843           4   6  0    27       SPRINGBORN (358)
 SKYHAWK 1228                  6   2  0    25       VIKINGS (34)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GUIDO 5854                    2   0  0    23       SPRINGBORN (358)
-BINJU 5880                    2   3  0    21       WRETCHED HORDE (549)
 ULF SUNDERHELM 5888           1   0  0    20       VIKINGS (34)
-SHRILL 5851                   2   2  0    17       SPRINGBORN (358)
 TITANIA ULMER 5885            1   1  1     5       THE MOONDOGS (97)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DAHLII 5879             5  6 0 WRETCHED HORDE 549   BORO 888              617  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Killed by an Ambitious Guard?  I know he wasn't great, in fact he had the worst
record on the team, but Boro was actually the most intriguing warrior on the
roster!  And killing a guy with an id number like 888?  How many numbers that
low are left?  Sigh.  It was a very sad day for the Vikings and Kolact.  We
don't even get a bloodfeud! -- Nomad and a saddened Vikings Guild

The criminals were dangerous?  Hardly.  I guess we can see why the guards are so
capable of keeping them under control.  The guards are much tougher.  Just a bit
too ambitious. -- Ciric and Chagan

     Don't trust 'em.  They're lulling you and will sneak up and bite you where
     it hurts when you aren't looking. -- Arenamaster Filiaril

I did it!  I did it!  Nomad said if I made it to 10 wins he'd stop talking about
the Dark Arena!  And I did it!  #10 courtesy of a less-than-dangerous criminal!
Sweet #10! -- Ciric

Moon-eye -- That worked out quite nicely. -- Hagar

Shrill -- Yikes, you do squeak at a high pitch when you're punctured, don't you?
-- Skyhawk

We didn't get our turn, in fact, we're missing a whole week's worth of turns, so
we're doing the personals from the e-newsletter.  You thought hijacking our
turns would shut us up?  As if!  To prove it isn't enough, we may have to be
even more talkative. -- Jorja and the Moondogs

Very good to see Springborn back!  I hope this isn't due to an input error. --
Jorja

Vikings -- Ouch, that's gotta hurt, losing an experienced gladiator to a
standby.  Here's hoping the replacement has potential. -- Jorja

Hagar Bluetooth -- Can I claim, and it's actually TRUE, that it was the breath
associated with your discolored teeth that cost me that fight?  At least, that's
what I told Jorja, and since she has a "thing" about teeth, maybe she'll believe
it.  I can hope. -- Moon-Eye

What's the deal with the standbys here today?  The Ambitious Guard kills a guy,
the Veteran Mercenary beats me when he shouldn't have had a chance, and things
are just generally a mess.  I don't like it. -- Orbin Paes

What can I say?  I don't like beggars.  Especially persistent ones.  They offend
my sense of the way the world should work.  And the way people should work.  Why
aren't they working? -- Titania Ulmer

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHAGAN devastated ORBIN PAES in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DEIMOS vanquished CIRIC in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
HAGAR BLUETOOTH savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 4 minute fight.
SKYHAWK was devastated by MOON-EYE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TITANIA ULMER was demolished by ULF SUNDERHELM in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -   3 -  1      86  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 619 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DEIMOS 5876                19   7  0  106 THE MOONDOGS (97)
TOTAL PARRY      CHAGAN 1126                13   2  0   83 VIKINGS (34)
SLASHING ATTACK  CIRIC 970                  10   6  2   72 VIKINGS (34)
BASHING ATTACK   ORBIN PAES 5877            13  11  0   64 THE MOONDOGS (97)
WALL OF STEEL    HAGAR BLUETOOTH 5850        5   0  0   48 VIKINGS (34)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOON-EYE 5884               6   3  0   47 THE MOONDOGS (97)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEIMOS 5876.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HAGAR BLUETOOTH 5850.  The ten other most popular fighters were ORBIN PAES 5877, ULF 
SUNDERHELM 5888, CHAGAN 1126, DEIMOS 5876, MOON-EYE 5884, CIRIC 970, SKYHAWK 1228, 
TITANIA ULMER 5885,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TITANIA ULMER 5885.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SKYHAWK 1228, CIRIC 970, MOON-EYE 5884, DEIMOS 5876, CHAGAN 
1126, ULF SUNDERHELM 5888, ORBIN PAES 5877, HAGAR BLUETOOTH 5850,  0, and  0.

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

                                  Daydream Believer

You once thought of me,
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be...

It's true.  I'm gone.  I've punched my ticket to Immortality and I'm off to the Isle.
I know a lot of you are wondering what it is about me that has made me so successful.
I wish I knew for sure.  I think it has more to do with intangibles (knack) than it
does with design, bonuses and favorites.  I'll let you decide.

Daydream Believer (PR) 17-14-4-17-7-8-17  Poor Endurance--Good Damage
I -- 8 (+1)  R -- 13  A -- 14 (+4)  P -- 14 (+4)  Df - 8  Dc - 6 (+3)

I know what you're thinking, "WTF, that guy looks like a 98 lb weakling!"  Sigh...I
prefer to think my physical characteristics are ideally suited for a finesse style.
As for my bases, I know they aren't much to look at.  After all, I am a PR.  I'm
fortunate to be blessed where I need it the most--attack and parry.

Okay, so I've got nice bases with bonuses in the right spots.  What about favorites?
Did I know them in advance or did I change them?  The answer is no, I had no idea
what they were for sure until I recieved my graduation announcement.  I would be
happy to tell you what my favorites are but I don't think my clone, Jumpinjack Flash,
would be very happy with me if I did.  Let's just say that from the moment I stepped
on the sands as a Rookie I used the same strategy in EVERY fight.  The only thing I
ever changed was armor (early on vs. TP's) and attack/defend locations.  That should
give those of you who have faced me more than once something to think about.

You may be interested to know that I am all natural.  I haven't had a prize of any
type used on me.  I'm a freak of nature.  It just goes to show you never know when a
guy like me will walk into your guildhouse looking for work as a gladiator.  It's up
to you to spot the potential and nuture it along.

I'm going to list my tourney results and records versus each style.  It isn't meant
to be a brag--I just thought you might find it interesting and a lot easier than
looking it up yourself.  Enjoy!
     Tourneys:  Rookies: 15-1-3 TC.  Initiates: 15-3-3 TV.  Adepts: 16-2 TC.
Champs: 13-1-1 TC.  Rookies--Champs record: 59-7-7 (.894)  Challengers: 9-3 TV.
Challengers: 15-1-1 TC.
 
Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)  Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up
(Teevella-LU)  Challengers: 7-3  Challengers: 11-3-2 TV  Challengers: 11-3-1 TV
 Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)

Challengers: 12-3 TV.  Challengers record: 104-25-4 (.806).  Career Tourney record:
163-32-11 (.836)  TC's: 4  TVs: 8 (3 Runner-ups)  Arena record: 5-0-1  Grudge
matches: 3-0

Total record: 171-32-12 (.842)  Tourney record vs all styles:  AB: 7-11  BA: 6-0-1
LU: 46-9-4  PL: 5-1-1  PR: 2-0  PS: ---  SL: 9-2  ST: 51-5-2  TP: 35-4-3  WS: 2-0

As you can see, the only style I had trouble with is the ABs.  I think that has more
to do with which ABs I fought rather than the style as a whole.  I was 3-1 vs ABs
early on (Rookies-Champs) and 4-10 in Challengers.  I was 1-5 vs Marv, 0-1 vs Marv Jr
and 0-3 vs Soulsnare.  I am going to make an educated guess and assume they all had
skills or prizes added to them to make them competetive at the Challenger level where
so few ABs are.  I could be wrong, though I doubt it.

See you on the Isle,
    Daydream Believer