DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2008    Duedate: 01/10/2009

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-604

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NEVER FOREVER
STREET PIZZA (106)
(18-9308) [13-4-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NEVER FOREVER                  POSITION IS EMPTY
STREET PIZZA (106)             
(18-9308) [13-4-0,107]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DECK APE                       DOT DOT DOT
SEA DOGS (224)                 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
(18-9678) [10-6-1,96]          (18-9728) [4-2-0,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WIZARDGUARD (175)           25
2. SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)    18      SEA DOGS (224)
3. STREET PIZZA (106)          12      Unchartered Team
4. SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)        12
5. ARROGANCE (347)              8      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)           309 280 20 52.5   1/ 1 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     8  7 1
 2/ 2 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 161 155  9 50.9   2/ 2 SEA DOGS (224)            7  5 0
 3/ 3 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1101 %1076 68 50.6   3/ 3 WIZARDGUARD (175)         6  9 1
 4- 4*GOON SQUAD (681)           5   5  0 50.0   4/ 5 STREET PIZZA (106)        5  1 0
 5/ 5 STREET PIZZA (106)       739 807 54 47.8   5- 4 FUNKY FOLK (625)          4  3 0
 6/ 7 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      41  46  2 47.1   6/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  2  1 1
 7/ 6 WIZARDGUARD (175)        163 186 10 46.7   7/ 7 ARROGANCE (347)           2  1 0
 8- 8 FUNKY FOLK (625)         105 124 10 45.9   8/ 8 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      2  3 0
 9/ 0 LACONIANS (487)           30  46  2 39.5   9/ 0 LACONIANS (487)           1  1 0
10/ 9 ARROGANCE (347)          472 862 29 35.4  10- 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 613): WAYWARD SON of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 495): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 621): BUD GREEN of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 616): SHY GUY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): DEADLY DUO of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 617): LORD T. JEEBUS of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): REESE SILEEN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 603): HOFFA of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 602): GAMMA of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 574): MARY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 566): 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 550): DIPSY DIXIE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 501): 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 451): MASTIFF of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 205): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 465): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 613): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 495): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 621): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 616): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 617): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 603): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 602): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 574): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 566): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 254): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 550): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 501): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 241): UNDESIRABLE'S (Silky, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 229): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 451): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 205): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 495) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 613): RECESS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 494): HAROLUE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 617): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 617): PENSACOLITA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 603): HOFFA of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 602): VORG of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
                           STAY GOLD of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 601): FOORMAN of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 566): POULAN of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
                              CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 501): COLOROUTOFSPACE of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TALCAMA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  SALLANCHE caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested STOWAWAY and was awarded 18 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SALLANCHE put down 
STOWAWAY, causing him to lose 18 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has HOFFA in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the old 
women in TALCAMA seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TALCAMA.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in TALCAMA 
these days is CENTER FOR OLDS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid 
them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding CENTER FOR OLDS.  Indeed it was WIZARDGUARD.  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  SPARE ANCHOR take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in TALCAMA.  I can not but mention with 
disdain the name of FRANK N' BERRY who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a 
full 8 points below in the rankings.  I thought FRANK N' BERRY showed great skill and 
promise when he defeated TRIP.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in TALCAMA as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEVER FOREVER 9308           13   4  0   107       STREET PIZZA (106)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLUE MOON 9373                8   4  1   119       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 CANDIRU 9624                 13   4  0   103       STREET PIZZA (106)
 RAT CATCHER 9652             13   5  2    96       SEA DOGS (224)
 DECK APE 9678                10   6  1    96       SEA DOGS (224)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623         12   8  3    90       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 SPARE ANCHOR 9610            12   9  0    76       SEA DOGS (224)
 CAPIRCORN 8949                9   4  1    70       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 HARPY THE SHREW 9643         14   7  0    67       WIZARDGUARD (175)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALLANCHE 8925                9   4  0    66       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FABULOUS MR FOX 9631         14   9  0    54       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 STOWAWAY 9722                 4   3  2    48       SEA DOGS (224)
 BRUNO DEETH 9646              8   6  0    46       LACONIANS (487)
 DOT DOT DOT 9728              4   2  0    42       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-BOB KATZ 9701                 4   3  0    40       FUNKY FOLK (625)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGENT 99 9679                 4   9  0    33       SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)
-RON ZONEY 9724                4   0  0    31       FUNKY FOLK (625)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANK N' BERRY 9710           5   4  0    30       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-GOON 2 9705                   3   0  0    26       GOON SQUAD (681)
-PHOTON 3292                   2   4  0    26       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKIP 9740                     2   0  0    21       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-STEVE ADORE 9736              2   0  0    20       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 RAY DARTON 9708               4   2  0    18       LACONIANS (487)
 EESHER 9727                   4   2  0    14       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-GOON 3 9711                   1   1  0     8       GOON SQUAD (681)
-GOON 1 9704                   1   2  0     5       GOON SQUAD (681)
 TRIP 9738                     1   1  0     5       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 DEATHSTALKER TOO 9731         0   4  0     4       WIZARDGUARD (175)

'-' 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   
FLIP 9739               0  2 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108  FROGS FORM THE S      604  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   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     Was it not the great philosopher and mathematician Leibnitz who said that the
     more knowledge advances the more it becomes possible to condense it into little
     books?  Now this "Outline of Science" is certainly not a little book, and yet it
     illustrates part of the meaning of Leibnitz's wise saying.  For here within
     reasonable compass there is a library of little books--an outline of many
     sciences. -- Professor J. Arthur Thomson from _The Outline of Science_ Volume 1

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHOCO BOBA BABY viciously subdued SPARE ANCHOR in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
FABULOUS MR FOX subdued DOT DOT DOT in a exciting 2 minute Challenge melee.
FRANK N' BERRY overpowered TRIP in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
DEATHSTALKER TOO was devastated by SKIP in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HOFFA subdued DECK APE in a action packed 4 minute mismatched competition.
NEVER FOREVER overpowered CAPIRCORN in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
CANDIRU devastated HARPY THE SHREW in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
RAT CATCHER overcame VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a action packed 1 minute expert's melee.
STOWAWAY was vanquished by SALLANCHE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BRUNO DEETH was viciously subdued by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 3 minute fight.
EESHER was handily defeated by AGENT 99 in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
RAY DARTON subdued MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute match.
FLIP was butchered by FROGS FORM THE SKY 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|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  13 -  2      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        20 -  11 -  2      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  2      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  20 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  27 -  2      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  22 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  20 -  0      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  11 -  0      21  |

Turn 604 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         4  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NEVER FOREVER 9308         13   4  0  107 STREET PIZZA (106)
BASHING ATTACK   RAT CATCHER 9652           13   5  2   96 SEA DOGS (224)
STRIKING ATTACK  DECK APE 9678              10   6  1   96 SEA DOGS (224)
WALL OF STEEL    CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623       12   8  3   90 WIZARDGUARD (175)
TOTAL PARRY      SPARE ANCHOR 9610          12   9  0   76 SEA DOGS (224)
LUNGING ATTACK   SALLANCHE 8925              9   4  0   66 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
SLASHING ATTACK  DOT DOT DOT 9728            4   2  0   42 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
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 DOT DOT DOT 9728.  The ten other most popular fighters were DECK APE 9678, RAT 
CATCHER 9652, RAY DARTON 9708, FABULOUS MR FOX 9631, FRANK N' BERRY 9710, NEVER 
FOREVER 9308, CANDIRU 9624, SALLANCHE 8925, AGENT 99 9679, and SKIP 9740.

The least popular fighter this week was SPARE ANCHOR 9610.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FLIP 9739, EESHER 9727, BRUNO DEETH 9646, STOWAWAY 9722, HARPY 
THE SHREW 9643, CAPIRCORN 8949, DEATHSTALKER TOO 9731, TRIP 9738, CHOCO BOBA BABY 
9623, and SKIP 9740.

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

HOFFA (18-9369) ARROGANCE (347)