DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/07/2008    Duedate: 04/19/2008

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-585

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DINAH MIGHT
FUNKY FOLK (625)
(18-9229) [17-7-1,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DINAH MIGHT                    THEAD
FUNKY FOLK (625)               SNAG RAMA (677)
(18-9229) [17-7-1,124]         (18-9638) [2-2-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JB BLAH                        JB BLAH
CENTER FOR OLDS (108)          CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
(18-9478) [17-17-1,79]         (18-9478) [17-17-1,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (224)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARROGANCE (347)             19
2. SNAG RAMA (677)             19      THUNDR + LITENING (22)
3. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)       15      Unchartered Team
4. FUNKY FOLK (625)            12
5. THUNDR + LITENING (22)      11      SNAG RAMA (677)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   %1048 950 %126 52.5   1/ 2 SEA DOGS (224)            9  5 1
 2/ 2 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    787 731 36 51.8   2/ 1 WIZARDGUARD (175)         7  6 0
 3/ 3 SEA DOGS (224)           258 251 14 50.7   3/ 4 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     7  8 0
 4/ 4 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1052 %1030 64 50.5   4/ 5*SNAG RAMA (677)           6  7 2
 5/ 5 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      16  16  0 50.0   5/ 3 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    5  2 0
 6/ 6 WIZARDGUARD (175)        126 153  9 45.2   6/ 6 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     3  0 0
 7/ 7 FUNKY FOLK (625)          75  94  8 44.4   7/ 9 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      3  3 0
 8- 9 CAROLINA BLUE (575)       28  37  0 43.1   8- 7 LACONIANS (487)           2  3 0
 9/11*SNAG RAMA (677)            7  11  2 38.9   9/11 ARROGANCE (347)           2  4 0
10/10 ARROGANCE (347)          466 833 29 35.9  10- 8 CAROLINA BLUE (575)       1  1 0
11-12 LACONIANS (487)           12  29  2 29.3  11/12 FUNKY FOLK (625)          1  2 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 594): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 476): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 602): GNOCCHI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 598): FUZZ BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 597): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 601): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 598): VEGAS, BABY! Of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 593): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 584): MICHAEL JORDAN of CAROLINA BLUE (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 583): NEVERMOOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 557): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 547): SHOGUN of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 534): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 483): VARGOI of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 432): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 476): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 594): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 476): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 602): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 598): F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 597): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 601): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 598): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 593): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 584): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 583): DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 557): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 547): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 534): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 483): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 432): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 476) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 596): ELINDE GOSS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 597): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 583): LONGSHOT of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 582): VULGE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
                           CANNON FODDER of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
               (turn 581): ZIGGY WOLFSBANE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 533): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to TALCAMA once again!  Biff!  Pow!  TALCAMA watched with glee as 
WIZARDGUARD got knocked off top spot by SEA DOGS!  What's with TOE PUPPET?  He 
actually beat SKA ROBOT ARMY's DEMENTIA, and walked away with 16 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at CENTER FOR OLDS while they watched TOE PUPPET clobber 
DEMENTIA.  She lost 15 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
What a role model for TALCAMA's young 'uns!  MICHAEL JORDAN becomes Duelmaster, but 
don't bother to fight no more!  I'm sure TALCAMA is excited about DINAH MIGHT, the 
new Duelmaster from FUNKY FOLK.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I 
have...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  TALCAMA thinks SEA DOGS 
and their 258-251-14 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at WIZARDGUARD ain't reelin'!  SEA DOGS' mad! 
How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, HOFFA!  Don't make 
idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Taunt your opponent HOFFA!  That was 
my lucky charm when I was unfairly challenged.  (and by 16 points!)  JB BLAH should 
have an easy win.  JB BLAH's gonna be practicin' hard this week, after HOFFA, lower 
ranked by far, mashed him!  FROO-FROO of CENTER FOR OLDS knows how to pick 'em.  She 
challenged MIDNIGHT of WIZARDGUARD who is up by 25.  Now was this a wise move?  
FROO-FROO perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she was defeated by MIDNIGHT and 
ended up with 68 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good 
skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINAH MIGHT 9229             17   7  1   124       FUNKY FOLK (625)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIDNIGHT 2549                17  18  0   105       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-MARV JR 9288                  7   1  0   104       WASTELAND (207)
-MICHAEL JORDAN 7797          13   6  0    98       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
 BOTHACH 9539                 14  11  0    91       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 9369                   17  25  0    87       ARROGANCE (347)
 SHEWISH WHALER 9272          13  10  0    83       SEA DOGS (224)
-KETUMAIE 7525                15  17  1    80       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 JB BLAH 9478                 17  17  1    79       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 CATAPHASIA 8780               8   5  0    76       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237         12   8  0    74       SEA DOGS (224)
-DICK TATER 8675               4   0  0    74       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 FROO-FROO 9589               11   6  0    68       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOE PUPPET 9544              13  12  0    64       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 THE CALYPSO KID 1666         10   5  2    64       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 FLOTSAM 9594                 10   6  0    60       SEA DOGS (224)
-PAPA ROTZI 9551               6   5  1    59       FUNKY FOLK (625)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCATHING 9553                 5   1  0    53       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 DEMENTIA 8788                 7   6  0    43       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARPY THE SHREW 9643          5   2  0    33       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 NULN 9557                     3  21  0    32       ARROGANCE (347)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAT CATCHER 9652              4   0  1    31       SEA DOGS (224)
 SPARE ANCHOR 9610             3   2  0    29       SEA DOGS (224)
 CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623          4   2  2    28       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-PHOTON 3292                   2   4  0    26       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 THEAD 9638                    2   2  0    26       SNAG RAMA (677)
 VILAN 9639                    2   1  1    25       SNAG RAMA (677)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAYMOND FELTON 9419           4   3  0    22       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
 BOOGERMAN 9656                3   1  0    21       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 FABULOUS MR FOX 9631          5   4  0    19       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-ROY WILLIAMS 9336             3   4  0    17       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
 NIPA 9641                     1   3  0    17       SNAG RAMA (677)
-TREY ROMBLE 9644              2   2  1    15       LACONIANS (487)
-SUCKER PUNCH 8785             1   1  0    15       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 SCURH 9640                    1   2  1    13       SNAG RAMA (677)
-MIFF MOSER 9648               2   2  0    12       LACONIANS (487)
-DORIO WHITING 9653            1   2  0    11       LACONIANS (487)
 CREEPY PETE 9657              2   2  0     8       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-SKY SLIVER 9647               1   3  0     8       LACONIANS (487)
-BRUNO DEETH 9646              1   3  0     6       LACONIANS (487)
-MEPHISKAPHELES 8779           0   2  0     6       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 TERRY BULL 9668               0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (625)

'-' 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   
SAL MONELLA 9613        3  3 0 FUNKY FOLK 625       DARK CHAMPION         585  NONE
SHAMS 9642              1  3 0 SNAG RAMA 677        STONE GOLEM           585  NONE
HEX 9654                2  1 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22 RAT CATCHER 9652      584   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Suave -- You are probably right about me not catching you due to tourney timing.
However, you will find that I am not doing that quite as much these days.  I run
warriors in the arenas that I do not run in tourneys.  I just can't stomach holding a
guy out for two months so he can go 2-3 in the tourney anymore.  The Challenger sand
bagging is what really hurt my basic participation in the past and I have squashed
that for the most part (well, moved it to Freshman might be more accurate).  Just
this turn Scathing hit 10 FE and I ran him because I'd rather play in Talcama than
try to convert a 5% chance at a TV.  I also put my DYO and Clone in Arena 11, so it
is just a new day all the way around in Talcama.  My main goals here are to keep my percentage ahead of you, pass you for the most wins, and graduate those last two
styles pesky styles (BA and PR).  Good luck. -- Doc Steele

One Armed Bandit -- Nice kill, Hex was a pretty good AB.  That will teach me to
challenge your TPs two times is a row.  I suppose that Rat Catcher is probably timed
at 4 FE now, so now chance at revenge for me?  Damn tourney managers.... -- Doc
Steele

Suave -- Thanks for the encouragement.  I just need to fine tune these guys.  I'm a
Free Blade manager, just entering Delarquan Arenas.  I'm doioing great in 6, 10, 38,
I have teams in 3, 21, 42, 54 and I'm heading to 4 & 5.  I'll be around, I'm harder
to get rid of than smelly feet! -- Abraxis

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAL MONELLA was barely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SHAMS was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 4 minute Dark Arena duel.
FROO-FROO was demolished by MIDNIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
JB BLAH was defeated by HOFFA in a crowd pleasing 6 minute master's Challenge duel.
CHOCO BOBA BABY was overpowered by SCATHING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TOE PUPPET devastated DEMENTIA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
FABULOUS MR FOX was savagely defeated by NULN in a 5 minute brutal Challenge struggle.
BOOGERMAN bested SCURH in a 3 minute novice's Challenge competition.
DINAH MIGHT handily defeated SHEWISH WHALER in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
BOTHACH won victory over SHEWISH CORSAIR in a 1 minute expert's fight.
THE CALYPSO KID lost to CATAPHASIA in a popular 1 minute fight.
FLOTSAM beat HARPY THE SHREW in a popular 2 minute melee.
SPARE ANCHOR outlasted OSKSI NOBLE in a tiresome 8 minute match.
THEAD devastated TERRY BULL in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
VILAN demolished CREEPY PETE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
NIPA overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    50 -  40 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  26 -  2      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  14 -  4      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     23 -  22 -  0      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  20 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  24 -  0      35  |

Turn 585 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DINAH MIGHT 9229           17   7  1  124 FUNKY FOLK (625)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BOTHACH 9539               14  11  0   91 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237       12   8  0   74 SEA DOGS (224)
SLASHING ATTACK  FROO-FROO 9589             11   6  0   68 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
AIMED BLOW       FLOTSAM 9594               10   6  0   60 SEA DOGS (224)
PARRY-LUNGE      DEMENTIA 8788               7   6  0   43 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JB BLAH 9478.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JB BLAH 9478.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLOTSAM 9594, NULN 9557, 
SCURH 9640, SAL MONELLA 9613, MIDNIGHT 2549, SCATHING 9553, DINAH MIGHT 9229, THEAD 
9638, HOFFA 9369, and TOE PUPPET 9544.

The least popular fighter this week was SPARE ANCHOR 9610.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SHAMS 9642, CREEPY PETE 9657, TERRY BULL 9668, HARPY THE SHREW 
9643, CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623, FROO-FROO 9589, SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237, SHEWISH WHALER 
9272, FABULOUS MR FOX 9631, and DEMENTIA 8788.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DINAH MIGHT (18-9229) FUNKY FOLK (625)