DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/02/2010    Duedate: 02/15/2010

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-631

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHAGAN
VIKINGS (34)
(10-1126) [19-3-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHAGAN                         FOOTLOOSE
VIKINGS (34)                   BACON MAKIN' (550)
(10-1126) [19-3-0,119]         (10-5895) [5-3-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PHLEGM                         FLYLEAF
ABOMINATION (393)              POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (553)
(10-4080) [12-17-0,97]         (10-5911) [0-1-0,7]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VIKINGS (34)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BACON MAKIN' (550)          28
2. ABOMINATION (393)           25      VIKINGS (34)
3. TOONS O DOOM (551)          13      Unchartered Team
4. POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (553)   7
5. VIKINGS (34)                -1      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)        24  14  4 63.2   1/ 1 VIKINGS (34)             13  2 0
 2/ 2 VIKINGS (34)             203 160 13 55.9   2/ 2*BACON MAKIN' (550)       10  5 1
 3/ 3 ABOMINATION (393)        116 123  7 48.5   3/ 4 ABOMINATION (393)         7  2 1
 4/ 4 THE MOONDOGS (97)        534 709 12 43.0   4/ 3 THE MOONDOGS (97)         5 10 0
 5/ 5*TOONS O DOOM (551)         8  19  1 29.6   5/ 5*TOONS O DOOM (551)        1  6 0
 6/ 0*POSITIVE ALTERNATI (553)   0   1  0  0.0   6/ 0*POSITIVE ALTERNATI (553)  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

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
stuff--"
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): RIDLEY SCOTT of THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): MATT RICIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): 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 220): ROOT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): SKI-BUM 18 (Ski-Bum, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, 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 220): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): PALMETTA PATTY of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
                           BARRIO of WORDS THAT END IN 0 (Otis?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): TAREK of LUROCIAN PRIDE (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     A real opponent!  Sweet!  Phlegm, you of the really disgusting name, where'd you
come from big guy?  When was the last time you were here?  Who's the person pulling
the strings?  (Your manager?)  It was quite the surprise to see a real warrior out
there.  Thanks for the win.
     And what a win it was!   It seems that the Vikings have accomplished one of
Nomad's goals for the team--we have reached the 200 win mark!  (Now, Nomad, that does
not mean that with the goal accomplished you should stop letting me fight!)  And we
did it by going 10-0 in our last 10 fights!  Okay, so a lot of them were against
standbys, but we couldn't help that!  Whoever was sent against us we defeated.  It is
almost amazing that the squad now sits 42 wins over .500.  Imagine, at one point this
squad had a record of 30-70!  Even more amazing, our manager kept fighting them!
Several warriors off of that roster even graduated!  (No, I am not making fun of you
guys, you're Lord Protectors now!)  170-80 since then is quite impressive if I don't
say so myself.  And since I have the honor of being the Duelmaster and enjoy the
forum that position offers, I can say so!
     I do find it a bit odd that I will still be here after next turn.  I had
expected to graduate if I won that fight.  But no, I got no notice.  Perhaps next
time?

For now I remain...

-- Chagan, Duelmaster of Kolact

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  It looks like the guys(?) at BACON MAKIN' had a good week as they 
went 4-1-0 to put them in 2nd place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch 
out for DEMON, who flew up 14 points in the rankings after mashing LIA HOBERN like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
CIRIC, who dropped 17 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with M. 
CHARDINEE.  What does the Duelmaster and Piltdown Man have in common?  They are both 
the most challenged apes in human history!  Heyheyhey!  Going for the gusto and 
coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was KOLACT's KHALHUMS DWARF, who was turned 
away from the Duelmastership by CHAGAN.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an 
onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that THE MOONDOGS was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of THE MOONDOGS' 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  THE 
MOONDOGS + Weapons That go Boom = VIKINGS + Avoid City.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in KOLACT have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAGAN 1126                  19   3  0   119       VIKINGS (34)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAGAR BLUETOOTH 5850         13   1  0   104       VIKINGS (34)
 PHLEGM 4080                  12  17  0    97       ABOMINATION (393)
 ULF SUNDERHELM 5888           7   3  1    91       VIKINGS (34)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIRIC 970                    13   9  2    71       VIKINGS (34)
 SKYHAWK 1228                 11   5  0    70       VIKINGS (34)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEMON 4176                    9   9  0    66       ABOMINATION (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIA HOBERN 5889               7   4  0    55       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 FOOTLOOSE 5895                5   3  0    53       BACON MAKIN' (550)
 TREMORS 5896                  7   1  2    52       BACON MAKIN' (550)
 FRIDAY THE 13TH 5899          6   2  1    51       BACON MAKIN' (550)
 MOON-EYE 5884                10  11  0    41       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 FLATLINERS 5898               5   3  1    41       BACON MAKIN' (550)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUNELLE MERRIN 5887           7   5  0    28       THE MOONDOGS (97)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM 5893                      2   6  0    21       TOONS O DOOM (551)
 GOLDILOCKS 4334               3   1  0    20       ABOMINATION (393)
 THE GRINCH 4335               2   2  0    20       ABOMINATION (393)
 FERRIN MONDOR 5901            4   1  0    19       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 JERRY 5892                    2   6  0    12       TOONS O DOOM (551)
 OBAMA CARE 5919               1   0  1     9       ABOMINATION (393)
 JFK 5917                      1   2  0     7       BACON MAKIN' (550)
 FLYLEAF 5911                  0   1  0     7       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (553)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
QUIN RONDO 5918         1  2 0 THE MOONDOGS 97      OBAMA CARE 5919       631   
BUGS BUNNY 5891         2  4 1 TOONS O DOOM 551     FRIDAY THE 13TH 5899  629   
DAPPY DUCK 5894         2  2 0 TOONS O DOOM 551     TREMORS 5896          627  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Abomination -- Welcome back! -- The Vikings

Lia Hobern -- Hmmm, I actually had a chance to use some defense that time.  And I got
lucky enough that it worked!  Normally if I have to rely on my ability to dodge or
parry to win a fight I am likely to end up in the infirmary.  Nice try. -- Ciric

Are there really that many assassins running around Kolact?  Or do they just make the
same one go out there and get beaten up repeatedly?  Wouldn't that be double
jeopardy?  I'd feel sorry for him, but he's an assassin.  When his opponent actually
gets to face him and knows he's coming, he really isn't so tough. -- Ulf and Skyhawk

And the little letters are gone!  Where'd they go?  I guess Green Eyes got them.

Ciric -- Hmm.  It's probably this weird conviction the Commission has that I'm a
golem, which is in fact not true. -- Lia Hobern
P.S.  Anyone can see I'm not a golem, dammit.

Footloose -- Well, I wish you'd screw 'em on tighter, then.  I kept tripping over the
damned things. -- Moon-Eye

Flatliners -- As bacon goes, it's way too lean.  What's bacon without a little fat?
-- Lunelle Merrin

Tom -- I decided your name was short for "tom-tom," and I beat you like a drum.
Worked, too. -- Ferrin Mondor

Goldilocks -- You've got that right!  Pushy, tresspassing, abominable wench. -- Quin
Rondo

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAGAR BLUETOOTH bested PHLEGM in a 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
DEMON viciously subdued LIA HOBERN in a action packed 4 minute Challenge battle.
CHAGAN overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute mismatched Title duel.
ULF SUNDERHELM devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SKYHAWK was narrowly defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute competition.
CIRIC was overpowered by M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
TREMORS devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FRIDAY THE 13TH overcame MOON-EYE in a action packed 1 minute melee.
FOOTLOOSE won victory over LUNELLE MERRIN in a 2 minute gory duel.
FLATLINERS vanquished FERRIN MONDOR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TOM luckily beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute gruesome match.
JERRY was beaten by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 6 minute fight.
THE GRINCH savagely defeated JFK in a 2 minute bloody amateur's match.
GOLDILOCKS unbelievably bested FLYLEAF in a crowd pleasing 13 minute novice's battle.
QUIN RONDO was killed by OBAMA CARE in a popular 1 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW         3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  16 -  0      48  |

Turn 631 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     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  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                19   3  0  119 VIKINGS (34)
WALL OF STEEL    HAGAR BLUETOOTH 5850       13   1  0  104 VIKINGS (34)
BASHING ATTACK   ULF SUNDERHELM 5888         7   3  1   91 VIKINGS (34)
SLASHING ATTACK  CIRIC 970                  13   9  2   71 VIKINGS (34)
PARRY-LUNGE      SKYHAWK 1228               11   5  0   70 VIKINGS (34)
STRIKING ATTACK  LIA HOBERN 5889             7   4  0   55 THE MOONDOGS (97)
LUNGING ATTACK   TREMORS 5896                7   1  2   52 BACON MAKIN' (550)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRIDAY THE 13TH 5899        6   2  1   51 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 
FLYLEAF 5911.  The ten other most popular fighters were LIA HOBERN 5889, DEMON 4176, 
SKYHAWK 1228, FOOTLOOSE 5895, THE GRINCH 4335, OBAMA CARE 5919, PHLEGM 4080, CHAGAN 
1126, TOM 5893, and HAGAR BLUETOOTH 5850.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLDILOCKS 4334.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were QUIN RONDO 5918, JFK 5917, JERRY 5892, FERRIN MONDOR 5901, CIRIC 970, 
FLATLINERS 5898, LUNELLE MERRIN 5887, MOON-EYE 5884, FRIDAY THE 13TH 5899, and 
TREMORS 5896.