DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/09/2009    Duedate: 02/21/2009

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-607

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DECK APE
SEA DOGS (224)
(18-9678) [13-6-1,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DECK APE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
SEA DOGS (224)                 
(18-9678) [13-6-1,137]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARETE                          PLANKTON
UNTOUCHABLES (287)             SEA DOGS (224)
(18-8969) [10-13-1,106]        (18-9748) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (224)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UNTOUCHABLES (287)          29
2. SEA DOGS (224)              27      SEA DOGS (224)
3. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)       11      Unchartered Team
4. FUNKY FOLK (625)             0
5. LACONIANS (487)              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)           319 284 22 52.9   1/ 2 SEA DOGS (224)           10  4 2
 2- 2 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   %1059 963 %127 52.4   2/ 1 WIZARDGUARD (175)         9  6 1
 3/ 4 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1109 %1083 68 50.6   3/ 3 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     8  7 0
 4- 5 STREET PIZZA (106)       739 809 54 47.7   4/ 6 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        4  4 0
 5/ 6 WIZARDGUARD (175)        172 192 11 47.3   5- 4 LACONIANS (487)           3  1 0
 6- 7 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      41  48  2 46.1   6/ 9 FUNKY FOLK (625)          1  5 1
 7/ 8 FUNKY FOLK (625)         106 129 11 45.1   7-10 SKA ROBOT ARMY (651)      0  2 0
 8/ 9 UNTOUCHABLES (287)       220 285 16 43.6   8-11 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    0  2 0
 9-10 LACONIANS (487)           33  47  2 41.3   9- 5 STREET PIZZA (106)        0  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 616): WAYWARD SON of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 498): HORMONAL GROWTH of WIDE WORLD OF... (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 624): ELVORN MARSLAN of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 619): SHY GUY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 620): DEADLY DUO of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 620): NEANDERTHAL of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 611): REESE SILEEN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 606): DECK APE of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 605): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 577): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 569): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 256): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 553): DIPSY DIXIE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 504): GARANH of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 243): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 231): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 454): CHATTI of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 207): UM-PAH of ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 468): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 616): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 498): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 624): SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 619): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 620): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 620): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 611): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 606): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 605): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 577): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 569): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 256): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 553): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 504): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 243): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 231): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 454): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 207): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 498) NO MORE TEARS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 623): BUD GREEN of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 620): DEADLY DUO of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 620): NEANDERTHAL of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
               (turn 619): HIDA YAKAMO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 604): THELONIUS of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 569): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 504): GARANH of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 231): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I have been remiss in my duties as Duelmaster.  I could make excuses for the previous
lack of a column, perhaps about how I was preparing furiously for and competing in
the latest Grand tournament, how my gut wrenching 7-3 performance left me feeling
depressed, but they would be just that, excuses.  I will try to do better.

I hear from my teammate, Spare Anchor, that Choco Boba Baby is having trouble finding
worthy opponents.  So much trouble, in fact, that she has to challenge down 19 points
to get a good fight.  I plan on helping her out by issuing her my first challenge.
At least this way, if she wins, it won't be a hollow victory accompanied by cat calls
and jeers from the stands.

My second challenge goes to Arete as she is the only other warrior in range.  She
almost got in the first hit in our previous fight, which is quite surprising given
that she is a lunger and I am striker, and after exhausting herself with struggles
for supremacy and blurs of motion, she was unable to put up much of a defense.
Anyhow, I feel that the fight could have easily gone her way, so she certainly
deserves another shot at the throne.

Deck Ape

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in TALCAMA this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
WIZARDGUARD is pushed out of top team by SEA DOGS, who came from 2nd with a 4-1-0 
this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown 
for STREET PIZZA, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 9th.  FUNKY FOLK 
stable has parlayed this turn's 0-3-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This 
brings them up to 6th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, SUPPLE fought EESHER 
and gained 15 points and contributed to UNTOUCHABLES' 2-2-0.  EESHER has lost to 
SUPPLE, falling 9 points, while helping make CENTER FOR OLDS a 3-2-0 turn.  This 
week's Duelmaster bout was between CHOCO BOBA BABY and our Duelmaster DECK APE, 
making a challenge.  Defending his title for another turn, DECK APE kept 
WIZARDGUARD's warrior, CHOCO BOBA BABY, from claiming the throne.  Can someone 
confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at 
The Original Arthur's Last Stand until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  WIZARDGUARD has cause to stand tall, as they were TALCAMA's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And avoiding 
WIZARDGUARD more than any other team we find SEA DOGS.  TALCAMA, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
WIZARDGUARD's warrior DEATHSTALKER TOO.  More fighters challenged him than challenged 
the Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, RON ZONEY from FUNKY FOLK challenged up 22 
points to fight FABULOUS MR FOX from the WIZARDGUARD stable.  RON ZONEY perhaps got 
his just desserts, seeing as he lost to FABULOUS MR FOX and ended up with 33 
recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that TALCAMA has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, TALCAMA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DECK APE 9678                13   6  1   137       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLUE MOON 9373                8   4  1   119       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 ARETE 8969                   10  13  1   106       UNTOUCHABLES (287)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623         14   9  3    91       WIZARDGUARD (175)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NEVER FOREVER 9308           13   5  0    89       STREET PIZZA (106)
 SPARE ANCHOR 9610            13  11  0    82       SEA DOGS (224)
 STOWAWAY 9722                 7   3  3    81       SEA DOGS (224)
 HARPY THE SHREW 9643         16   8  0    78       WIZARDGUARD (175)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOT DOT DOT 9728              6   3  0    60       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 FABULOUS MR FOX 9631         16  10  0    58       WIZARDGUARD (175)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRUNO DEETH 9646             10   6  0    53       LACONIANS (487)
 SUPPLE 9466                   4   2  0    40       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
-THICKNESS 9650                3   3  0    38       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RON ZONEY 9724                4   2  0    33       FUNKY FOLK (625)
-STEVE ADORE 9736              3   0  1    32       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 FRANK N' BERRY 9710           6   6  0    30       WIZARDGUARD (175)
-PHOTON 3292                   2   4  0    26       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 DEATHSTALKER TOO 9731         2   5  1    24       WIZARDGUARD (175)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EESHER 9727                   6   3  0    21       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 YO HO HO 9733                 2   0  0    20       SEA DOGS (224)
-INFERNO 9636                  1   2  0    20       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-RAY DARTON 9708               5   3  0    19       LACONIANS (487)
 TRIP 9738                     3   2  0    16       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-SHINE 9465                    2   2  0    16       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 SKIP 9740                     2   3  0     9       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 THE CODDLER 9746              1   0  0     6       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 ZEPHER 9555                   1   1  0     4       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 PLANKTON 9748                 0   1  0     1       SEA DOGS (224)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FRUITSTAIN 9742         1  1 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108  DEATHSTALKER TOO 9731 606   
BOB KATZ 9701           4  5 0 FUNKY FOLK 625       AVENGING ZILTHOR      607  NONE
RAY STRACK 9741         0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 625       MOUNTAIN TROLL        607  NONE
AGENT 99 9679           4 11 0 SKA ROBOT ARMY 651   STEVE ADORE 9736      606   
SCATHING 9553           8  5 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22 STOWAWAY 9722         605   
DESPERATE 9747          0  1 0 UNTOUCHABLES 287     MOUNTAIN TROLL        607  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Rat Catcher was 12(1)-6-16-21-10(1)-10-11 BA, great damage, poor endurance,
with Masters in Decise and Attack, and Advanced Experts in Initiative and Defense.
He was eliminated the hard way in the Champions tournament at 2-3 and dead.  He was
nearing the end of his career and I'm not entirely certain he was looking forward to
retiring and opening up an exterminator service in Home Guard.  It was reported that
he yelled "You'll never take me alive!" shortly before his death, possibly a
flashback to his pirating days.  He was right, anyway.  Farewell, Rat Catcher. -- One
Armed Bandit and the Sea Dogs

     And a hearty welcome to him. -- Olaf Modeen, dead and happy with it

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOB KATZ was butchered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RAY STRACK was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DESPERATE was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SKIP was defeated by DEATHSTALKER TOO in a 2 minute bloody Bloodfeud duel.
DECK APE devastated CHOCO BOBA BABY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
HARPY THE SHREW was demolished by ARETE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
RON ZONEY was unbelievably bested by FABULOUS MR FOX in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
EESHER was overpowered by SUPPLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
TRIP defeated ZEPHER in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge melee.
STOWAWAY won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute duel.
SPARE ANCHOR won victory over KHALHUMS DWARF in a dull 5 minute expert's fight.
DOT DOT DOT overpowered FRANK N' BERRY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
YO HO HO overcame LBA GROUPIE in a 1 minute bout.
THE CODDLER narrowly defeated PLANKTON in a 4 minute bloody novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  2      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        20 -  12 -  3      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  18 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  19 -  3      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  19 -  0      34  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 607 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     1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DECK APE 9678              13   6  1  137 SEA DOGS (224)
WALL OF STEEL    CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623       14   9  3   91 WIZARDGUARD (175)
TOTAL PARRY      SPARE ANCHOR 9610          13  11  0   82 SEA DOGS (224)
AIMED BLOW       STOWAWAY 9722               7   3  3   81 SEA DOGS (224)
SLASHING ATTACK  DOT DOT DOT 9728            6   3  0   60 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARETE 8969.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PLANKTON 9748.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEATHSTALKER TOO 9731, ARETE 
8969, RON ZONEY 9724, TRIP 9738, DOT DOT DOT 9728, THE CODDLER 9746, RAY STRACK 9741, 
DECK APE 9678, FABULOUS MR FOX 9631, and SUPPLE 9466.

The least popular fighter this week was SPARE ANCHOR 9610.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FRANK N' BERRY 9710, ZEPHER 9555, EESHER 9727, HARPY THE SHREW 
9643, BOB KATZ 9701, CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623, SKIP 9740, DESPERATE 9747, YO HO HO 9733, 
and STOWAWAY 9722.