DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/23/2010    Duedate: 12/06/2010

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-652

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HATCHET MAN
ROGUES GALLERY (226)
(10-1968) [11-6-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HATCHET MAN                    ADDAI
ROGUES GALLERY (226)           SERPENTS HOLD! (558)
(10-1968) [11-6-1,113]         (10-5951) [2-1-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LIA HOBERN                     FOOTLOOSE
THE MOONDOGS (97)              BACON MAKIN' (550)
(10-5889) [17-15-0,90]         (10-5895) [14-15-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ABOMINATION (393)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ROGUES GALLERY (226)        41
2. BACON MAKIN' (550)          32      BACON MAKIN' (550)
3. GLORY HOUNDS (213)          26      Unchartered Team
4. ABOMINATION (393)           16
5. SERPENTS HOLD! (558)        11      SERPENTS HOLD! (558)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 5*SERPENTS HOLD! (558)       2   1  0 66.7   1/ 3 ABOMINATION (393)        10  4 1
 2/ 1 BACON MAKIN' (550)        78  58  5 57.4   2/ 2 BACON MAKIN' (550)       10  4 0
 3/ 2 ROGUES GALLERY (226)      43  36  5 54.4   3/ 1 THE MOONDOGS (97)         9  6 0
 4/ 3 ABOMINATION (393)        179 163  9 52.3   4/ 4 ROGUES GALLERY (226)      7  6 0
 5/ 4 GLORY HOUNDS (213)        24  24  3 50.0   5/ 5 GLORY HOUNDS (213)        3  4 0
 6/ 6 THE MOONDOGS (97)        593 755 14 44.0   6/ 6*SERPENTS HOLD! (558)      2  1 0
 7/ 7 TOONS O DOOM (551)        18  51  3 26.1   7/ 7 TOONS O DOOM (551)        0  6 0
 8- 8*NEVERGONNARUN (423)        0   1  0  0.0   8- 8*NEVERGONNARUN (423)       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

     Hammer stepped through the archway of the arena into the bustling streets of
Kolact.  A light breeze brought fresh air in from the Trier Sea, helping to dissipate
the odor of sweat and blood that lingered on the gladiator.
     "Nice cane, old man," a man in a tightly drawn cloak spoke as he gestured to the
quarter staff carried by the gladiator.
     Hammer hefted the weapon to guard as he tried to focus on the man who was
flanked by two other cloaked figures.  Hammer had been serving with the Kolact
Defence League for almost two decades, and he wondered if this was someone he had
arrested in the past.
     "Easy there, Hammer," the man spoke and pulled back his hood.
     Recognition began to dawn on Hammer's face, and a smile broke across his
impassive visage.  "Defianx!" he exclaimed as he crossed the distance and clasped the
man on the back.  "How long has in been?"
     "Seventeen years.  Seventeen years since I last stood on the sands.  After we
disbanded all those years ago, Blitzkrieg, Cicern, and I took up employment as guards
for one of the shipping houses."
     The other two men let their hoods fall and they all exchanged greetings.
     "We've decided to follow your lead.  We're not getting any younger.  If death
doesn't catch on the sands, he'll catch us eventually," Defianx spoke.
     "Unless we can gain the favor of Lady Greywand."  Blitzkrieg spoke.
     "The Isle or Ahringol!" Hammer exclaimed.
     "The Isle or Ahringol!" the other three echoed.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 662): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 545): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 667): ALFJAR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 639): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 663): RAVEN of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 658): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 667): SUZIE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 651): LIA HOBERN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 653): BIG PIMPIN' IMP of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 652): TERRE HAUTE of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 620): BELARDON FRYE of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 607): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 600): HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 551): BEAST of DEATH CULT (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 254): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 496): WHITE WIZARD of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 544): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 662): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 545): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 667): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 639): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 663): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 658): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 667): BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 651): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 653): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 652): 420 B.C. (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 620): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 607): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 600): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 551): DEATH CULT (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 254): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 496): HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 544) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 662): IRVINA KORL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 657): UPPER DECK of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 666): BETTERTHANEVER of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 650): FRIDAY THE 13TH of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 653): BIG PIMPIN' IMP of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal)
                            PINCH BLISTER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            THE CODDLER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 652): DISEASE of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
               (turn 651): TERRA SIGILLATA of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 620): BELARDON FRYE of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 598): ROCKHOG JR of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           FAROMAN of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Tough luck for The Duellist, but I've been practicing cutting a rib roast for
holiday dinner, and there he was, ribs to the fore, and... well, you see how it is.

                                     Lia Hobern

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of KOLACT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE MOONDOGS was unseated 
this week as ABOMINATION moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-1-0 
record for the round.  My praise to ROGUES GALLERY for their 4-1-0 week this time 
out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  TREMORS caught 
the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested CRESDENE ARCT 
and was awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
MERCENARY put down FERRIN MONDOR, causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in the 
process.  The city has turned out in honor of HATCHET MAN, for with his arena victory 
he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In KOLACT "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and 
it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after HATCHET MAN.  Watch your 
back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Look no more for GOLDILOCKS in the arena or on the streets of 
KOLACT.  Hers fate was sealed in the Dark Arena.  Inevitable for one at 17-7-1.  Some 
guilds are strict but few are as heartless as ABOMINATION.  Witness, last turn they 
sent GOLDILOCKS, a 17-7-1 fighter, to the Dark Arena!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  
She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  
Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HATCHET MAN 1968             11   6  1   113       ROGUES GALLERY (226)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREMORS 5896                 19  10  3    96       BACON MAKIN' (550)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLATLINERS 5898              18  11  1    90       BACON MAKIN' (550)
 LIA HOBERN 5889              17  15  0    90       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 WIZARDS! 5921                12   8  0    86       ABOMINATION (393)
 LUNELLE MERRIN 5887          18  15  1    85       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 CRESDENE ARCT 5924           12   4  0    82       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 MERCENARY 1969               10   6  1    82       ROGUES GALLERY (226)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIMOON TERRAT 5920           10  11  1    65       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 THE DUELLIST 1971             8   8  0    64       ROGUES GALLERY (226)
 HAMMER 1827                  13  10  2    63       GLORY HOUNDS (213)
 FERRIN MONDOR 5901           16  10  0    59       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 FOOTLOOSE 5895               14  15  0    58       BACON MAKIN' (550)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STICK 2138                    6   4  1    56       ROGUES GALLERY (226)
 TOM 5893                      8  21  2    47       TOONS O DOOM (551)
 JERRY 5892                    6  23  0    41       TOONS O DOOM (551)
 WILD THINGS 5942              3   2  0    34       BACON MAKIN' (550)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROG 5936                     4   4  0    30       ABOMINATION (393)
 CENSORSHIP 5949               2   0  0    26       ABOMINATION (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPRICA 5955                  2   0  0    21       ABOMINATION (393)
 VINDICATOR 5844               1   0  0    17       GLORY HOUNDS (213)
 ADDAI 5951                    2   1  0    15       SERPENTS HOLD! (558)
 DEFIANX 1829                  2   4  1    11       GLORY HOUNDS (213)
 PRIMA DONNA 5956              1   0  0    10       ROGUES GALLERY (226)
 BLITZKRIEG 2384               1   2  0     5       GLORY HOUNDS (213)
 CICERO 2499                   0   1  0     1       GLORY HOUNDS (213)
-AH JEEZ! 4256                 0   1  0     1       NEVERGONNARUN (423)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GOLDILOCKS 4334        17  8 1 ABOMINATION 393      STONE GOLEM           652  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tom -- A back-up Broadsword, Battle Axe, Hatchet, and a Medium Shield...  Why? --
Hammer

Hatchet Man -- Nice challenge!  I'll have to turn my KD up for next time though. ;-)
-- Tremors

Simoon Terrat -- Ooooh, my first loss, I look forward to a rematch. -- Wild Things

Trog -- I think you need to work on the whole "abominable" thing.  You haven't quite
got it yet, though I'm sure you will. -- Lunelle Merrin

Friday the 13th -- Bah.  That isn't bacon.  And where are the eggs? -- Cresdene Arct

Footloose -- Hard to stay on your feet when they're loose, isn't it? -- Ferrin Mondor

Wild Things -- I'm sure we could find a better venue for wildness than the arena.
The sand can be so itchy. -- Simoon Terrat

Hatchet Man -- Do I look crazy? -- Lia

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLDILOCKS was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
LIA HOBERN was vanquished by HATCHET MAN in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
CRESDENE ARCT lost to TREMORS in a 2 minute brawl.
FLATLINERS devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
LUNELLE MERRIN devastated THE DUELLIST in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
FERRIN MONDOR was overpowered by MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
WIZARDS! viciously subdued SIMOON TERRAT in a popular 4 minute gruesome competition.
FOOTLOOSE viciously subdued JERRY in a action packed 4 minute gory expert's duel.
HAMMER vanquished WILD THINGS in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
STICK overpowered TOM in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
DEFIANX was demolished by CAPRICA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TROG handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
CENSORSHIP demolished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
BLITZKRIEG was handily defeated by ADDAI in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
VINDICATOR vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CICERO was vanquished by PRIMA DONNA in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  13 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW         2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  17 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  15 -  1      25  |

Turn 652 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     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HATCHET MAN 1968           11   6  1  113 ROGUES GALLERY (226)
LUNGING ATTACK   TREMORS 5896               19  10  3   96 BACON MAKIN' (550)
PARRY-LUNGE      FLATLINERS 5898            18  11  1   90 BACON MAKIN' (550)
PARRY-STRIKE     WIZARDS! 5921              12   8  0   86 ABOMINATION (393)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   HAMMER 1827                13  10  2   63 GLORY HOUNDS (213)
SLASHING ATTACK  WILD THINGS 5942            3   2  0   34 BACON MAKIN' (550)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LIA HOBERN 5889.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FOOTLOOSE 5895.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIMOON TERRAT 5920, 
WIZARDS! 5921, HATCHET MAN 1968, GOLDILOCKS 4334, CRESDENE ARCT 5924, TREMORS 5896, 
FLATLINERS 5898, HAMMER 1827, LUNELLE MERRIN 5887, and MERCENARY 1969.

The least popular fighter this week was CICERO 2499.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLITZKRIEG 2384, DEFIANX 1829, JERRY 5892, FERRIN MONDOR 5901, THE 
DUELLIST 1971, LIA HOBERN 5889, VINDICATOR 5844, TOM 5893, WILD THINGS 5942, and 
PRIMA DONNA 5956.

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY L

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MIPHON 2706 (240-143-3)                4  3  0         LIQUID CARNAGE       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE DUELLIST 1971 (8-6-0)              1  3  0         ROGUES GALLERY       
HATCHET MAN 1968 (9-6-1)               0  3  0         ROGUES GALLERY       
MERCENARY 1969 (9-5-1)                 0  3  0         ROGUES GALLERY       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VINDICATOR 5844 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         GLORY HOUNDS         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POUNDS 5945 (0-0-0)                    6  3  0         MEASURES             
CENSORSHIP 5949 (0-0-0)                5  3  0         ABOMINATION          
JAGABORG 5925 (0-0-0)                  3  3  0         VIKINGS              

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KILIMANJARO 366 (4-1-0)                4  3  0         VIKINGS              

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WHIRLING DEATH 1831 (7-3-0)            2  3  1         GLORY HOUNDS         

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WARREN PEACE 5410 (0-0-0)              3  2  0  DEAD   EVERYDAY PEOPLE