DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/19/2008    Duedate: 05/31/2008

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-588

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHEWISH CORSAIR
SEA DOGS (224)
(18-9237) [15-8-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHEWISH CORSAIR                NIPA
SEA DOGS (224)                 SNAG RAMA (677)
(18-9237) [15-8-0,117]         (18-9641) [3-4-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JB BLAH                        JB BLAH
CENTER FOR OLDS (108)          CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
(18-9478) [18-19-1,89]         (18-9478) [18-19-1,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (224)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)        33
2. SEA DOGS (224)              25      SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
3. SNAG RAMA (677)             19      Unchartered Team
4. STREET PIZZA (106)          19
5. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)       13      SNAG RAMA (677)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 5 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      21  18  0 53.8   1/ 1 SEA DOGS (224)           11  3 0
 2- 1 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   %1049 950 %126 52.5   2/ 4 WIZARDGUARD (175)         6  4 0
 3/ 2 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    788 733 36 51.8   3/ 2 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     6  9 1
 4/ 3 SEA DOGS (224)           269 254 14 51.4   4/ 7 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      5  2 0
 5/ 4 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1058 %1039 65 50.5   5/ 3*SNAG RAMA (677)           5 10 0
 6/ 6 STREET PIZZA (106)       717 799 54 47.3   6/ 9 STREET PIZZA (106)        4  0 0
 7/ 7 WIZARDGUARD (175)        132 157  9 45.7   7/ 5 FUNKY FOLK (625)          3  3 0
 8/ 8 FUNKY FOLK (625)          78  97  8 44.6   8/11 CAROLINA BLUE (575)       2  2 0
 9/ 9 CAROLINA BLUE (575)       30  39  0 43.5   9- 8 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    1  0 0
10/11*SNAG RAMA (677)           12  21  2 36.4  10/10 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     1  2 0
11/10 ARROGANCE (347)          467 838 29 35.8  11/ 6 ARROGANCE (347)           1  5 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 597): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 479): KEY LIME of SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 605): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 601): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 600): TIFFINAL of WIZARDS'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 604): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 601): ERASMUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 596): DIO of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 587): MIDNIGHT of WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 586): GRIFTER of BAD BEAT (Osage, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 560): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 550): CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 537): WINKY DINK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 486): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 233): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 221): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 435): RUSSIAN BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): HOCKEY of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 479): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 597): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 479): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 605): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 601): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 600): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 604): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 601): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 596): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 587): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 586): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 560): MINDSOVERMATTER (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 550): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 537): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 486): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 233): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 221): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 435): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 479) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 603): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): DIGGER WASP of FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 595): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GOLDENBEARD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 537): WINKY DINK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of TALCAMA!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too 
little dodging gave ARROGANCE a 0-2-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Ya gotta be 
quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  SKA 
ROBOT ARMY is now ranked 4th with a 3-0-0 turn.  Major screwup at WIZARDGUARD.  CHOCO 
BOBA BABY lost 10 points to SPARE ANCHOR.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe CHOCO 
BOBA BABY will provide more easy wins...  See how the Duelmaster challenged SEA DOGS' 
SHEWISH CORSAIR?  That sort of initiative is how she got where she is now.  I can 
barely restrain my enthusiam for SEA DOGS' outstanding member, Duelmaster SHEWISH 
CORSAIR.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  TALCAMA thinks SEA DOGS 
and their 269-254-14 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  The 
bums at WIZARDGUARD couldn't face the challenges from SEA DOGS!  No excuse for that!  
What do people see in NEVER FOREVER?  His 2-0-0?  STREET PIZZA ain't talkin', but 
he's got 24 points.  NIPA expects the easy win by going 18 points down.  TERRY BULL 
will find this a hard lesson!  NIPA beat TERRY BULL.  I bet NIPA could beat 
two-year-olds, too.  Well, FUNKY FOLK knows who to set their sights on.  I hate going 
to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that THE CALYPSO KID gets in.  He 
fights people like DEMENTIA, 13 points below.  I thought THE CALYPSO KID showed great 
skill and promise when he was bested by DEMENTIA.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  TALCAMA 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237         15   8  0   117       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHEWISH WHALER 9272          16  10  0   104       SEA DOGS (224)
-MARV JR 9288                  7   1  0   104       WASTELAND (207)
 MICHAEL JORDAN 7797          15   7  0    99       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
 MIDNIGHT 2549                18  19  0    92       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 CATAPHASIA 8780              10   6  0    92       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 BOTHACH 9539                 15  13  0    91       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JB BLAH 9478                 18  19  1    89       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 HOFFA 9369                   18  27  0    81       ARROGANCE (347)
-KETUMAIE 7525                15  17  1    80       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 FROO-FROO 9589               12   8  1    80       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 PAPA ROTZI 9551               8   5  1    80       FUNKY FOLK (625)
-DICK TATER 8675               4   0  0    74       FUNKY FOLK (625)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEMENTIA 8788                 9   7  0    65       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 TOE PUPPET 9544              14  14  0    59       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCATHING 9553                 6   1  0    55       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 THE CALYPSO KID 1666         10   7  2    53       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 SPARE ANCHOR 9610             6   2  0    46       SEA DOGS (224)
 HARPY THE SHREW 9643          7   2  0    42       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623          5   3  2    34       WIZARDGUARD (175)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NULN 9557                     3  24  0    33       ARROGANCE (347)
 FABULOUS MR FOX 9631          7   4  0    30       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-RAT CATCHER 9652              4   2  1    30       SEA DOGS (224)
-PHOTON 3292                   2   4  0    26       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 NIPA 9641                     3   4  0    25       SNAG RAMA (677)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DECK APE 9678                 2   0  0    25       SEA DOGS (224)
 NEVER FOREVER 9308            2   0  0    24       STREET PIZZA (106)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VILAN 9639                    3   3  1    23       SNAG RAMA (677)
 CANDIRU 9624                  2   0  0    23       STREET PIZZA (106)
 BOOGERMAN 9656                5   2  0    22       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-RAYMOND FELTON 9419           4   3  0    22       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
 THEAD 9638                    3   4  0    21       SNAG RAMA (677)
-ROY WILLIAMS 9336             3   4  0    17       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
-SUCKER PUNCH 8785             1   1  0    15       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 CREEPY PETE 9657              3   4  0    13       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 SCURH 9640                    1   5  1     9       SNAG RAMA (677)
 AGENT 99 9679                 1   0  0     6       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
-MEPHISKAPHELES 8779           0   2  0     6       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 KEOCH 9676                    1   2  0     5       SNAG RAMA (677)
 DOUG GRAVES 9677              1   1  0     4       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 TERRY BULL 9668               0   2  0     2       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 GINGER VYDUS 9681             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?
FLOTSAM 9594           10  7 0 SEA DOGS 224         FROO-FROO 9589        586  REVENGED
HEX 9654                2  1 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22 RAT CATCHER 9652      584  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

tirade \TY-raid; tih-RAID\, noun:
A long angry speech; a violent denunciation; a prolonged outburst full of censure or
abuse.

Tirade comes from French, from Italian tirada, properly, "a pulling"; hence, "a
lengthening out, a long speech, a tirade," from tirare, "to pull, to draw."

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MIDNIGHT was devastated by SHEWISH CORSAIR in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
SHEWISH WHALER won victory over BOTHACH in a 2 minute expert's Challenge battle.
TOE PUPPET was demolished by PAPA ROTZI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
JB BLAH devastated HOFFA in a popular 3 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
FROO-FROO was subdued by CATAPHASIA in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
THE CALYPSO KID was devastated by DEMENTIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CHOCO BOBA BABY was narrowly defeated by SPARE ANCHOR in a 13 minute Challenge brawl.
FABULOUS MR FOX slimly won victory over THEAD in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
CREEPY PETE was vanquished by VILAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
NIPA overpowered TERRY BULL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DOUG GRAVES was overpowered by NEVER FOREVER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MICHAEL JORDAN handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HARPY THE SHREW subdued NULN in a 4 minute match.
BOOGERMAN bested FROGS FORM THE SKY in a 1 minute conflict.
SCURH was bested by DECK APE in a 2 minute battle.
CANDIRU demolished KEOCH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
AGENT 99 viciously subdued GINGER VYDUS in a 4 minute gory beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  16 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  23 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  32 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  22 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  2      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  19 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 588 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237       15   8  0  117 SEA DOGS (224)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHEWISH WHALER 9272        16  10  0  104 SEA DOGS (224)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BOTHACH 9539               15  13  0   91 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
SLASHING ATTACK  FROO-FROO 9589             12   8  1   80 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
PARRY-LUNGE      DEMENTIA 8788               9   7  0   65 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
TOTAL PARRY      SPARE ANCHOR 9610           6   2  0   46 SEA DOGS (224)
WALL OF STEEL    HARPY THE SHREW 9643        7   2  0   42 WIZARDGUARD (175)
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 SHEWISH WHALER 9272, 
DEMENTIA 8788, THEAD 9638, NIPA 9641, HARPY THE SHREW 9643, DECK APE 9678, CANDIRU 
9624, AGENT 99 9679, SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237, and BOTHACH 9539.

The least popular fighter this week was SPARE ANCHOR 9610.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623, GINGER VYDUS 9681, DOUG GRAVES 9677, 
TERRY BULL 9668, CREEPY PETE 9657, TOE PUPPET 9544, MIDNIGHT 2549, SCURH 9640, THE 
CALYPSO KID 1666, and FROO-FROO 9589.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MICHAEL JORDAN (18-7797) CAROLINA BLUE (575)
MIDNIGHT (18-2549) WIZARDGUARD (175)