DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/19/2010    Duedate: 02/01/2010

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-630

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHAGAN
VIKINGS (34)
(10-1126) [18-3-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHAGAN                         FOOTLOOSE
VIKINGS (34)                   BACON MAKIN' (550)
(10-1126) [18-3-0,112]         (10-5895) [4-3-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PHLEGM                         PHLEGM
ABOMINATION (393)              ABOMINATION (393)
(10-4080) [12-16-0,102]        (10-4080) [12-16-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VIKINGS (34)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BACON MAKIN' (550)          49
2. VIKINGS (34)                30      VIKINGS (34)
3. ABOMINATION (393)           20      Unchartered Team
4. TOONS O DOOM (551)           2
5. THE MOONDOGS (97)           -4      BACON MAKIN' (550)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BACON MAKIN' (550)        20  13  4 60.6   1/ 1 VIKINGS (34)             13  2 0
 2/ 2 VIKINGS (34)             200 158 13 55.9   2/ 3*BACON MAKIN' (550)        8  6 1
 3/ 0 ABOMINATION (393)        112 122  6 47.9   3/ 2 THE MOONDOGS (97)         7  7 0
 4/ 3 THE MOONDOGS (97)        534 704 12 43.1   4/ 0 ABOMINATION (393)         3  1 0
 5/ 4*TOONS O DOOM (551)         7  18  1 28.0   5/ 4*TOONS O DOOM (551)        1  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

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here, with a report from the Winter Tourney.  Okay, maybe this isn't
Atlantis, but it's somewhere warm, and if that isn't a beach, at least it's sand,
and, as advertised, there are drinks with umbrellas in them.  And young women with a
lot of suntan showing.  By the time you read this, the tourney will be over, but
while I'm writing it, the tourney is NOT over.  And a lot of you guys reading this
won't have been able to go, anyway.
     I'm interviewing Zalgor Prigg, one of the managers participating in the Old
Valamantis Bloodgames, and let me tell you, Old Valamantis is not a place you want to
hang around if you don't have to.  It's rotten with magic, to begin with--Folstrom
magic, the blackest there is--and then it's got all this blood and violence on top of
it, and it makes for a dark and scary venue.  Anything might rise out of the ruins
around the arena, summoned by the blood and the curses of the managers.
     "Mr. Prigg, could you tell us why you--"
     "It was the play on words," the manager said, overriding the question.  "I
couldn't resist--the chance to call a Bloodgames team Phoenix, you know, the 'rising
from the ashes of death' business.  Of course, then I had to change it to Phonetix,
but that's okay, keep people guessing."
     "I've heard the Commission mages talking about that name, sir, and they seem
alarmed.  One of them said the name was practically a spell in itself, used here."
     "I heard.  That's why I had to change it."
     "Have you considered what might actually rise from the ashes and blood here as a
result?"
     "Well, no, but that isn't my business, you know.  I manage gladiators.  Let the
mages worry about what pops in from some other dimension.  Besides, what if nothing
happens?"
     "But, sir, there have already been reports of zombie rats and tentacled monsters
lurking in the backs of the locker rooms!  And someone is bound to consider that you
have a partial responsibility--"
     "No," Prigg said, "I have no responsibility for that kind of thing.  I'm no
magician, I haven't been reading forbidden tomes...."  He paused, looking thoughtful.
"Maybe it was TigToad with his Obscure Lore...."
     "I don't believe there's a team of that name in this Bloodgames--"
     "No, not here.  Earlier, in Veastian.  He could have been, hmm, preparing for
this, opening contacts if not gates, stuff like that.  Has anybody seen any Dark
Toads around?"
     "Not until they've had six drinks with umbrellas in them.  Tell me, sir, have
you given any thought to the moral implications of the Bloodgames?"
     "What moral implications?" the manager asked.  "This isn't about morals, it's
about survival.  And the way to survive on the sands is to kill your opponents every
chance you get!"
     "Yes, but--"
     "There's a reason they don't hold these contests up in Andoria," the manager
said sternly.  "Good people in their ways, the Andorians, but they just aren't cut
out for this kind of grim business."  He paused to listen to the roar of the crowds
jamming the ancient arena.  Checked the marquee where slaves dangled from ropes and
updated the records of participants.  Nodded, grimly satisfied.  "Another death.
That's good--can't have too many survivors, or it cheapens the victory at the end."
     "But the death toll--"
     "Bah!  Don't get the idea that these gladiators are the flower of Alastarian
youth.  The ones who enter the Bloodgames are the men with no hope.  We offer them a
future they could never have dreamed of, but they have to work for it, sweat for it,
bleed for it, and sometimes die for it.  The survivors..." he bared his teeth in a
grin that would not have looked out of place on a wolf, "they owe us EVERYTHING, and
they'll do anything to repay us."
     "But--"
     "And besides," Zalgor Prigg went on, "if you really want to take up the moral
question, go talk to the Grey Wand.  She's the one set this up, after all."
     "I don't see the point, frankly.  She's got plenty of Lord Protectors, and they
have longer training, skills polished and honed to a--"
     "The Bloodgames victors, they're Her enforcers," Prigg said.  "No polish, sure,
but when a dirty job needs doing, one of these guys will do it, and no questions
asked."

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 640): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 523): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 617): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 641): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 636): ACOLYTE 1 of GOLDEN DAWN (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 645): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 629): CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 631): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 630): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 602): GRACIE NICOLE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 594): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 268): XYOKOR YAHL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 578): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 529): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): SAND STORM of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 219): BAYLY of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 522): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 640): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 523): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 617): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 641): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 636): THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 645): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 628): Bacon Makin' (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 631): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 630): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 602): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 594): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 268): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 578): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 529): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 219): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 522) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 644): BLUEBURN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 601): EVA MENDEZ of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 267): WHAKAPAPA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 577): DACIMOUSEL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           LAZY LOOKOUT of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 528): GOB of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 475): SALTY DOG of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 218): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in KOLACT a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, FOOTLOOSE fought 
MOON-EYE and gained 15 points and contributed to BACON MAKIN''s 4-1-0.  QUIN RONDO 
has lost to GOLDILOCKS, falling 6 points, while helping make THE MOONDOGS a 1-4-0 
turn.  Defending his title for another turn, CHAGAN kept ABOMINATION's warrior, 
PHLEGM, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw 
last night, cramped under the table at Don Corleone's?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the THE MOONDOGS 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on KOLACT, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding THE MOONDOGS more than any other team we find VIKINGS.  KOLACT, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     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.  Is it really true that KOLACT has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     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                  
 CHAGAN 1126                  18   3  0   112       VIKINGS (34)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHLEGM 4080                  12  16  0   102       ABOMINATION (393)
 HAGAR BLUETOOTH 5850         12   1  0    97       VIKINGS (34)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIRIC 970                    13   8  2    88       VIKINGS (34)
 ULF SUNDERHELM 5888           6   3  1    81       VIKINGS (34)
 SKYHAWK 1228                 11   4  0    78       VIKINGS (34)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIA HOBERN 5889               7   3  0    63       THE MOONDOGS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEMON 4176                    8   9  0    52       ABOMINATION (393)
 FOOTLOOSE 5895                4   3  0    51       BACON MAKIN' (550)
 FRIDAY THE 13TH 5899          5   2  1    48       BACON MAKIN' (550)
 MOON-EYE 5884                10  10  0    40       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 TREMORS 5896                  6   1  2    38       BACON MAKIN' (550)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FERRIN MONDOR 5901            4   0  0    29       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 FLATLINERS 5898               4   3  1    28       BACON MAKIN' (550)
 LUNELLE MERRIN 5887           7   4  0    25       THE MOONDOGS (97)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDILOCKS 4334               2   1  0    18       ABOMINATION (393)
 THE GRINCH 4335               1   2  0    15       ABOMINATION (393)
 JERRY 5892                    2   5  0    11       TOONS O DOOM (551)
 JFK 5917                      1   1  0    11       BACON MAKIN' (550)
 TOM 5893                      1   6  0     9       TOONS O DOOM (551)
 QUIN RONDO 5918               1   1  0     4       THE MOONDOGS (97)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
APOLLO13 5897           0  3 0 BACON MAKIN' 550     BUGS BUNNY 5891       626  REVENGED
ELKHORN LUNE 5900       1  1 0 THE MOONDOGS 97      FLATLINERS 5898       626  REVENGED
BUGS BUNNY 5891         2  4 1 TOONS O DOOM 551     FRIDAY THE 13TH 5899  629   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DAPPY DUCK 5894         2  2 0 TOONS O DOOM 551     TREMORS 5896          627   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I fixed the team capitalization.  Sorry about that. -- Green Eyes

Ulf Sunderhelm -- Hey, listen, that's my BEST helm!  Don't go sundering it right and
left like that. -- Moon-Eye

Dangerous Criminal, ha.  A pussycat. -- Lia Hobern

Tom -- I hate you for your lower-case team name. -- Lunelle Merrin

Flatliners -- I'm not getting the use of this.  What's wrong with just a straight-
edge? -- Ferrin Mondor
P.S.  And what does it have to do with bacon?

Jfk -- That's what you get for having an unpronounceable name. -- Quin Rondo

Skyhawk -- And I'm happy for you, even if not for me.  I can wish a sometime opponent
well. -- Lia Hobern

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHAGAN bested PHLEGM in a action packed 3 minute master's Title fight.
HAGAR BLUETOOTH subdued M. CHARDINEE in a 4 minute brutal melee.
SKYHAWK savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody duel.
ULF SUNDERHELM overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CIRIC viciously subdued LIA HOBERN in a 2 minute bloody fight.
MOON-EYE was overpowered by FOOTLOOSE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TREMORS was defeated by DEMON in a action packed 5 minute melee.
FRIDAY THE 13TH won victory over THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute duel.
LUNELLE MERRIN lost to FLATLINERS in a 2 minute fight.
FERRIN MONDOR viciously subdued TOM in a 2 minute gory duel.
JERRY was defeated by JFK in a dull 6 minute match.
THE GRINCH overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GOLDILOCKS demolished QUIN RONDO in a 2 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 630 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-LUNGE        3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CHAGAN 1126                18   3  0  112 VIKINGS (34)
WALL OF STEEL    HAGAR BLUETOOTH 5850       12   1  0   97 VIKINGS (34)
SLASHING ATTACK  CIRIC 970                  13   8  2   88 VIKINGS (34)
BASHING ATTACK   ULF SUNDERHELM 5888         6   3  1   81 VIKINGS (34)
PARRY-LUNGE      SKYHAWK 1228               11   4  0   78 VIKINGS (34)
STRIKING ATTACK  LIA HOBERN 5889             7   3  0   63 THE MOONDOGS (97)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRIDAY THE 13TH 5899        5   2  1   48 BACON MAKIN' (550)
LUNGING ATTACK   TREMORS 5896                6   1  2   38 BACON MAKIN' (550)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PHLEGM 4080.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PHLEGM 4080.  The ten other most popular fighters were SKYHAWK 1228, TREMORS 5896, 
HAGAR BLUETOOTH 5850, FERRIN MONDOR 5901, CIRIC 970, FRIDAY THE 13TH 5899, FLATLINERS 
5898, QUIN RONDO 5918, ULF SUNDERHELM 5888, and THE GRINCH 4335.

The least popular fighter this week was JERRY 5892.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JFK 5917, MOON-EYE 5884, GOLDILOCKS 4334, TOM 5893, LUNELLE MERRIN 
5887, DEMON 4176, FOOTLOOSE 5895, LIA HOBERN 5889, CHAGAN 1126, and THE GRINCH 4335.