DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/15/2008    Duedate: 12/27/2008

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-603

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOFFA
ARROGANCE (347)
(18-9369) [21-39-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOFFA                          POSITION IS EMPTY
ARROGANCE (347)                
(18-9369) [21-39-0,108]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DECK APE                       DECK APE
SEA DOGS (224)                 SEA DOGS (224)
(18-9678) [10-5-1,97]          (18-9678) [10-5-1,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)       46
2. FUNKY FOLK (625)            42      SEA DOGS (224)
3. STREET PIZZA (106)          19      Unchartered Team
4. ARROGANCE (347)              9
5. SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)     0      CLASSIC BLUES (607)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEA DOGS (224)           308 277 20 52.6   1/ 2 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    10  5 1
 2- 2 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 160 154  9 51.0   2/ 1 SEA DOGS (224)            9  4 1
 3/ 3 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1100 %1072 68 50.6   3/ 3 WIZARDGUARD (175)         7  8 1
 4- 4*GOON SQUAD (681)           5   5  0 50.0   4/ 4 FUNKY FOLK (625)          6  5 0
 5/ 5 STREET PIZZA (106)       737 807 54 47.7   5/ 5 STREET PIZZA (106)        4  2 0
 6/ 7 WIZARDGUARD (175)        160 184 10 46.5   6- 7 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  1  0 1
 7/ 6 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      40  46  2 46.5   7/ 8 ARROGANCE (347)           1  3 0
 8/ 8 FUNKY FOLK (625)         105 124 10 45.9   8/ 6 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      1  6 0
 9/ 9 ARROGANCE (347)          471 862 29 35.3   9- 9*GOON SQUAD (681)          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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 612): WAYWARD SON oF MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 494): HAROLUE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 620): RIGATONI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 615): SHY GUY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): DEADLY DUO of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 616): LORD T. JEEBUS of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): REESE SILEEN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 602): DECK APE of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 601): GAMMA of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 573): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 565): POULAN of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 254): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 549): DIPSY DIXIE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 500): COLOROUTOFSPACE of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 241): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 229): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 450): ANGRY DECKHAND of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 205): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 464): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 612): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 494): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 620): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 615): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 616): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 602): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 601): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 573): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 565): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 254): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 549): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 500): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 241): UNDESIRABLE'S (Slinky, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 229): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 450): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 205): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 494) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 494): HAROLUE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 614): SLINKY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 617): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 601): FROO-FROO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 601): FOORMAN of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
               (turn 600): ASSASSIN of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
                           KEROUAC of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, 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 CENTER FOR OLDS!  Way to go CENTER 
FOR OLDS!  Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, FUNKY FOLK!  'Cause they got 
3-1-0 and moved up to 4th!  MVP award for DOT DOT DOT?  CENTER FOR OLDS' proud of her 
after beating FRANK N' BERRY and getting 17 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  
FRANK N' BERRY got smashed by DOT DOT DOT, and lost 15 points!  Was that a tear I saw 
in HOFFA's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't DECK APE fit to be tied!  
Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  GOON SQUAD was the most avoided team.  Is a 5-5-0 record really 
that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are CENTER FOR OLDS?  GOON SQUAD, an easy 
team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is 
AGENT 99 popular, or what?  She was challenged the most in all of TALCAMA!  She's got 
a 3-9-0, is that good?  EESHER is being unfair.  He's challenged down 21 against 
DEATHSTALKER TOO.  I don't know why they let this stuff go on.  (I'd better shut up) 
Is this how CENTER FOR OLDS advances, by having their members (EESHER) fight people 
that are really below them (DEATHSTALKER TOO)?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All TALCAMA ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to 
hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  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                  
 HOFFA 9369                   21  39  0   108       ARROGANCE (347)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEVER FOREVER 9308           12   4  0   102       STREET PIZZA (106)
 DECK APE 9678                10   5  1    97       SEA DOGS (224)
 CANDIRU 9624                 12   4  0    96       STREET PIZZA (106)
 RAT CATCHER 9652             12   5  2    94       SEA DOGS (224)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPARE ANCHOR 9610            12   8  0    89       SEA DOGS (224)
 CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623         11   8  3    77       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-CAPIRCORN 8949                9   3  1    70       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 HARPY THE SHREW 9643         14   6  0    68       WIZARDGUARD (175)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STOWAWAY 9722                 4   2  2    66       SEA DOGS (224)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FABULOUS MR FOX 9631         13   9  0    48       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-SALLANCHE 8925                8   4  0    48       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 DOT DOT DOT 9728              4   1  0    41       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 BOB KATZ 9701                 4   3  0    40       FUNKY FOLK (625)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RON ZONEY 9724                4   0  0    31       FUNKY FOLK (625)
-GOON 2 9705                   3   0  0    26       GOON SQUAD (681)
-PHOTON 3292                   2   4  0    26       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 EESHER 9727                   4   1  0    25       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANK N' BERRY 9710           4   4  0    21       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 AGENT 99 9679                 3   9  0    21       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
 STEVE ADORE 9736              2   0  0    20       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 TRIP 9738                     1   0  0    13       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 SKIP 9740                     1   0  0    13       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-GOON 3 9711                   1   1  0     8       GOON SQUAD (681)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATHSTALKER TOO 9731         0   3  0     6       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-GOON 1 9704                   1   2  0     5       GOON SQUAD (681)
 FLIP 9739                     0   1  0     1       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NULN 9557               4 36 0 ARROGANCE 347        STOWAWAY 9722         601   
CAM PAYNE 9715          1  2 0 FUNKY FOLK 625       MERCENARY TAO         603  NONE
MEPHISKAPHELES 8779     7  6 0 SKA ROBOT ARMY 651   CAPIRCORN 8949        602   
SUCKER PUNCH 8785       7  6 2 SKA ROBOT ARMY 651   CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623  602   
MME. PIEDLOURDE 9684    4  4 0 WIZARDGUARD 175      SUCKER PUNCH 8785     599  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bob Katz -- Of course I could complain because of my manager's shaky ethics and
questionable strategies.  That's the baggage any of Suave's warriors have to carry.
And I mean literally.  From the guildhouse to the arena, we lug satchels and duffels
of pages, none of which he ever consults during a fight.  This must be how it feels
to play football for Andy Reid. -- Dot Dot Dot

Ron Zoney -- I'm ready for the rematch whenever you are.  Come and get me. --
Quicherbishun

Papa Bear -- Color me surprised my downchallenges have caught your attention.  I
notice you've retaliated both here and in 100, which is fine.  That's what avoid
slots are for.  As my entire team here is initiates, looks like I'll have to use mine
for awhile. -- Suave

Ska Robots -- I was impressed that you persisted through your first round of
simultaneous deaths of experienced warriors.  I hope you got some stellar
replacements, but I doubt you'll hang through the second tour of funerals.  'Twas
nice having you here. -- Suave

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAM PAYNE was butchered by MERCENARY TAO in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CHOCO BOBA BABY lost to RAT CATCHER in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
FABULOUS MR FOX was overpowered by STOWAWAY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
DOT DOT DOT devastated FRANK N' BERRY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
RON ZONEY subdued AGENT 99 in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
EESHER defeated DEATHSTALKER TOO in a 3 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
DECK APE was unbelievably bested by HOFFA in a action packed 6 minute Title fight.
CANDIRU vanquished INNOCENT BYSTANDER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SPARE ANCHOR was viciously subdued by NEVER FOREVER in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
HARPY THE SHREW viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 3 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
BOB KATZ overpowered DARK CIRCLE FAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
STEVE ADORE devastated FLIP in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
TRIP demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SKIP overpowered LBA GROUPIE 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   8 -  2      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        19 -  11 -  2      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  18 -  2      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  26 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  18 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  19 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  26 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  10 -  0      33  |

Turn 603 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         4 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         4  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NEVER FOREVER 9308         12   4  0  102 STREET PIZZA (106)
STRIKING ATTACK  DECK APE 9678              10   5  1   97 SEA DOGS (224)
BASHING ATTACK   RAT CATCHER 9652           12   5  2   94 SEA DOGS (224)
TOTAL PARRY      SPARE ANCHOR 9610          12   8  0   89 SEA DOGS (224)
WALL OF STEEL    CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623       11   8  3   77 WIZARDGUARD (175)
SLASHING ATTACK  DOT DOT DOT 9728            4   1  0   41 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
LUNGING ATTACK   BOB KATZ 9701               4   3  0   40 FUNKY FOLK (625)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DECK APE 9678.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DECK APE 9678.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEATHSTALKER TOO 9731, 
HARPY THE SHREW 9643, NEVER FOREVER 9308, RAT CATCHER 9652, STOWAWAY 9722, DOT DOT 
DOT 9728, RON ZONEY 9724, EESHER 9727, HOFFA 9369, and CANDIRU 9624.

The least popular fighter this week was FLIP 9739.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were AGENT 99 9679, FRANK N' BERRY 9710, FABULOUS MR FOX 9631, STEVE ADORE 
9736, CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623, CAM PAYNE 9715, SKIP 9740, TRIP 9738, BOB KATZ 9701, and 
SPARE ANCHOR 9610.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HOFFA (18-9369) ARROGANCE (347)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
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have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!