DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/25/2008    Duedate: 03/08/2008

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-582

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LONGSHOT
THUNDR + LITENING (22)
(18-8981) [15-5-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LONGSHOT                       SHAMS
THUNDR + LITENING (22)         SNAG RAMA (677)
(18-8981) [15-5-1,106]         (18-9642) [1-0-0,6]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MIDNIGHT                       CREEPY PETE
WIZARDGUARD (175)              CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
(18-2549) [15-17-0,89]         (18-9657) [1-0-0,8]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WIZARDGUARD (175)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WIZARDGUARD (175)           45
2. RUN AND HYDE (537)          30      THUNDR + LITENING (22)
3. THUNDR + LITENING (22)      27      Unchartered Team
4. CAROLINA BLUE (575)         12
5. LACONIANS (487)             11      SNAG RAMA (677)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   %1043 948 %126 52.4   1/ 4 WIZARDGUARD (175)         9  4 1
 2/ 3 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    784 731 36 51.7   2/ 1 SEA DOGS (224)            9  4 0
 3/ 4 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1045 %1022 64 50.6   3/ 2 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     6  9 0
 4/ 5 SEA DOGS (224)           249 246 13 50.3   4/10 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    5  0 0
 5/ 1 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      13  13  0 50.0   5/ 6 LACONIANS (487)           5 10 1
 6- 6 BEAST MASTERS (567)      338 377 20 47.3   6/ 8 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     3  0 0
 7/12 WIZARDGUARD (175)        119 147  9 44.7   7/11 RUN AND HYDE (537)        3  2 0
 8/ 8 FUNKY FOLK (625)          74  92  8 44.6   8/ 9 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      3  3 0
 9/10 RUN AND HYDE (537)       120 152 13 44.1   9/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (625)          3  4 0
10-11 THE DARK GODS (501)       52  67  6 43.7  10/14 CAROLINA BLUE (575)       2  0 0
11/13 CAROLINA BLUE (575)       27  36  0 42.9  11/12 ARROGANCE (347)           2  4 0
12/14 ARROGANCE (347)          464 829 29 35.9  12- 7 BEAST MASTERS (567)       2  8 0
13/15 LACONIANS (487)           10  26  2 27.8  13/ 0*SNAG RAMA (677)           1  4 0
14/ 0*SNAG RAMA (677)            1   4  0 20.0  14-13 THE DARK GODS (501)       1  4 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 591): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 473): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 599): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 595): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 594): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 598): GRUNT II of MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 595): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 590): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): GREAT WHITE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 580): BULLWINKLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 554): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 544): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 531): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 480): SHROUD OF GLOOM of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 429): DARTH SCION of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 473): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 591): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 473): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 599): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 595): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 594): KALTOS KRIMINALS (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 598): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 595): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 590): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 580): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 554): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 544): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 531): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 480): BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 429): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): TITANS III (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 473) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 591): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            MISS TEAK of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 590): CHEESE WHIZ of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): GREAT WHITE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for TALCAMA.  Like, SEA DOGS had to be so 
embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by WIZARDGUARD!  Way to go WIZARDGUARD!  
I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but FUNKY FOLK really goofed with 
their 0-2-0.  THUNDR + LITENING like really fought hard to move up to 4th from 10th.  
Way to go!  What was the name of that team who got 5-0-1 this turn for a total 
119-147-9 you ask?  (Sure)  WIZARDGUARD's their name, and fighting's their game!  MVP 
award for BLUE MOON?  RUN AND HYDE's proud of him after beating SHEWISH CORSAIR and 
getting 26 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  SHEWISH CORSAIR's match with BLUE 
MOON cost him a loss of 22 points!  What a putz!  GREAT WHITE fights so hard to be 
Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title.  No one said he was a genius...  
Was that a tear I saw in LONGSHOT's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't 
SHEWISH WHALER fit to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  SEA DOGS was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 249-246-13 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are 
WIZARDGUARD?  SEA DOGS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to 
accept an invitation!  Like, is TOE PUPPET popular, or what?  He was challenged the 
most in all of TALCAMA!  He's got a 12-10-0, is that good?  People were asking me did 
MIDNIGHT REALLY challenge JB BLAH?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded 
good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but JB BLAH wants me to write 
about it since he was bested by MIDNIGHT.  Satisfied?  FABULOUS MR FOX must not be a 
good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged BRUNO DEETH.  13 is a big 
difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought FABULOUS MR FOX showed great 
skill and promise when he overcame BRUNO DEETH.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  It was kind of sad, seeing old ROBIN BANKS 
stumbling around the arena, before THE CALYPSO KID finished her off.  Oh well!  What 
if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONGSHOT 8981                15   5  1   106       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHARNEL 8575                 16   7  1   120       RUN AND HYDE (537)
-DINAH MIGHT 9229             16   7  1   115       FUNKY FOLK (625)
-ARCHOR 6776                  13  11  1    94       THE DARK GODS (501)
 BLUE MOON 9373                6   4  1    94       RUN AND HYDE (537)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIDNIGHT 2549                15  17  0    89       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 MICHAEL JORDAN 7797          12   5  0    89       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
-KETUMAIE 7525                15  17  1    80       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 SHEWISH WHALER 9272          12   8  0    79       SEA DOGS (224)
-DICK TATER 8675               4   0  0    74       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 HOFFA 9369                   16  23  0    73       ARROGANCE (347)
 SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237         11   6  0    72       SEA DOGS (224)
 JB BLAH 9478                 15  16  1    68       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 TOE PUPPET 9544              12  10  0    67       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROO-FROO 9589               10   4  0    66       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 THE CALYPSO KID 1666          9   4  2    66       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 BOTHACH 9539                 11  11  0    64       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUERGAR 6777                 10  14  2    63       THE DARK GODS (501)
-MANTIS 8553                  13  16  1    60       BEAST MASTERS (567)
-MERVYN 8750                  11   7  1    59       RUN AND HYDE (537)
-PAPA ROTZI 9551               6   5  1    59       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 DEMENTIA 8788                 6   4  0    59       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CATAPHASIA 8780               6   4  0    50       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
-CERRIDWEN 6775                6  19  1    46       THE DARK GODS (501)
-WALRUS 9548                  10  10  1    43       BEAST MASTERS (567)
-EURYNOMOS 6778                8  15  0    40       THE DARK GODS (501)
-STORK 9546                    9  11  1    39       BEAST MASTERS (567)
-BUMBLE BEE 9564               9   9  0    39       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 FLOTSAM 9594                  7   6  0    35       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCATHING 9553                 3   0  0    33       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623          3   1  2    31       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-PHOTON 3292                   2   4  0    26       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 NULN 9557                     2  19  0    25       ARROGANCE (347)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAYMOND FELTON 9419           4   3  0    22       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
 SPARE ANCHOR 9610             1   1  0    22       SEA DOGS (224)
 SAL MONELLA 9613              3   2  0    21       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 HARPY THE SHREW 9643          3   1  0    21       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 FABULOUS MR FOX 9631          4   2  0    20       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-ROY WILLIAMS 9336             3   4  0    17       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
-DISSIDENT 9523                2   0  0    17       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 RAT CATCHER 9652              2   0  0    15       SEA DOGS (224)
-SUCKER PUNCH 8785             1   1  0    15       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 MIFF MOSER 9648               2   1  0    13       LACONIANS (487)
 CREEPY PETE 9657              1   0  0     8       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 SKY SLIVER 9647               1   2  0     7       LACONIANS (487)
 TREY ROMBLE 9644              1   2  1     6       LACONIANS (487)
 HEX 9654                      1   0  0     6       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 SHAMS 9642                    1   0  0     6       SNAG RAMA (677)
-MEPHISKAPHELES 8779           0   2  0     6       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 BOOGERMAN 9656                1   0  0     5       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 BRUNO DEETH 9646              1   2  0     5       LACONIANS (487)
 DORIO WHITING 9653            0   2  0     2       LACONIANS (487)
 THEAD 9638                    0   1  0     1       SNAG RAMA (677)
 SCURH 9640                    0   1  0     1       SNAG RAMA (677)
 NIPA 9641                     0   1  0     1       SNAG RAMA (677)
 VILAN 9639                    0   1  0     1       SNAG RAMA (677)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ROBIN BANKS 9470        7  8 0 FUNKY FOLK 625       THE CALYPSO KID 1666  582   
STUD 9655               0  1 0 RUN AND HYDE 537     BANDIT PRINCESS       582  NONE
VONROTH 9637            0  1 0 THE DARK GODS 501    TREY ROMBLE 9644      580   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

STUD was butchered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
MIDNIGHT devastated JB BLAH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MICHAEL JORDAN handily defeated TOE PUPPET in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
THE CALYPSO KID viciously butchered ROBIN BANKS in a 1 minute gory Challenge contest.
SAL MONELLA was defeated by FLOTSAM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
SCATHING devastated SPARE ANCHOR in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
FABULOUS MR FOX viciously subdued BRUNO DEETH in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
CHOCO BOBA BABY overcame NULN in a 3 minute beginner vs. expert upset Challenge melee.
HARPY THE SHREW won victory over SKY SLIVER in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
SHEWISH CORSAIR was vanquished by BLUE MOON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LONGSHOT overpowered SHEWISH WHALER in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
HOFFA defeated DEMENTIA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FROO-FROO was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal conflict.
CATAPHASIA was subdued by BOTHACH in a popular 1 minute brawl.
DORIO WHITING was unbelievably bested by SHAMS in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
RAT CATCHER won victory over TREY ROMBLE in a action packed 1 minute amateur's bout.
MIFF MOSER handily defeated VILAN in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
NIPA was bested by HEX in a 2 minute novice's brawl.
SCURH was narrowly defeated by CREEPY PETE in a exciting 6 minute novice's match.
THEAD was luckily beaten by BOOGERMAN in a crowd pleasing 6 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  11 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   42 -  31 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  44 -  2      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  17 -  2      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  24 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  19 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  24 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  16 -  1      38  |

Turn 582 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         7  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LONGSHOT 8981              15   5  1  106 THUNDR + LITENING (22)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLUE MOON 9373              6   4  1   94 RUN AND HYDE (537)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TOE PUPPET 9544            12  10  0   67 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
SLASHING ATTACK  FROO-FROO 9589             10   4  0   66 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
PARRY-LUNGE      DEMENTIA 8788               6   4  0   59 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
AIMED BLOW       FLOTSAM 9594                7   6  0   35 SEA DOGS (224)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MIDNIGHT 2549.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CREEPY PETE 9657.  The ten other most popular fighters were FROO-FROO 9589, SCURH 
9640, THEAD 9638, SCATHING 9553, RAT CATCHER 9652, HEX 9654, MICHAEL JORDAN 7797, THE 
CALYPSO KID 1666, FLOTSAM 9594, and FABULOUS MR FOX 9631.

The least popular fighter this week was NULN 9557.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BRUNO DEETH 9646, STUD 9655, VILAN 9639, SHEWISH WHALER 9272, SHEWISH 
CORSAIR 9237, SPARE ANCHOR 9610, ROBIN BANKS 9470, TOE PUPPET 9544, BOOGERMAN 9656, 
and TREY ROMBLE 9644.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

GREAT WHITE (18-8473) BEAST MASTERS (567)