DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/15/2009    Duedate: 06/27/2009

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-616

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPARE ANCHOR
SEA DOGS (224)
(18-9610) [21-12-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPARE ANCHOR                   DIRT BATH
SEA DOGS (224)                 GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
(18-9610) [21-12-0,121]        (18-6468) [6-1-1,106]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOT DOT DOT                    ZELANA
CENTER FOR OLDS (108)          OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
(18-9728) [10-8-0,84]          (18-9240) [8-4-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (224)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)      45
2. SEA DOGS (224)              35      OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
3. OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)     6      Unchartered Team
4. RUN AND HYDE (537)           0
5. GOON SQUAD (681)             0      DIMESTORE MAFIA (683)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630) 104  85  7 55.0   1/ 1 SEA DOGS (224)           12  3 0
 2/ 2 SEA DOGS (224)           346 300 24 53.6   2/ 4*GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)    7  8 1
 3/ 3 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1132 %1105 68 50.6   3/ 5*DIMESTORE MAFIA (683)     4  5 0
 4- 4 VINCERE AUT MORI (626)   122 140  9 46.6   4/ 3 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  4  6 0
 5- 5 RUN AND HYDE (537)       131 160 13 45.0   5/ 2 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     4 11 0
 6/ 6*DIMESTORE MAFIA (683)      4   5  0 44.4   6- 6 VINCERE AUT MORI (626)    1  2 0
 7- 7 OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   28  41  1 40.6   7- 7 RUN AND HYDE (537)        0  3 0
 8/ 9*GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)    14  22  2 38.9   8- 8 OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   0  2 0
 9- 8*GOON SQUAD (681)           5   8  0 38.5   9- 9*GOON SQUAD (681)          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 625): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 507): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 631): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 626): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 626): WHISPER WALK of MY LITTLE TRIBE (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 629): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 619): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 615): SPARE ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): PILSON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 586): EVA MENDES of GIRLS X3 (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 578): REDD CORVAITT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 562): CHATTY CABALIST of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): HASARCH of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 463): FYRE SWORD of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 211): THE TRUNK MONKEY of BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 507): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 625): LAB EXPERIMENTS (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 507): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 631): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 626): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 626): MY LITTLE TRIBE (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 629): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 619): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 615): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 586): GIRLS X3 (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 578): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 562): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): AMAZON ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 463): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 211): FEARSOME LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 507) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): BIMBETTE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): PILSON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
                           SLYTHR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
                           WHITMAN of LITERATE LOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 234): KIRRALA 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.  DIRT BATH caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested DOT DOT DOT and was awarded 16 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DIRT BATH put down 
DOT DOT DOT, causing her to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has SPARE ANCHOR in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion 
have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out! 
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In TALCAMA "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  TALCAMA, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is GHOST RIDERS TOO, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of CENTER FOR OLDS are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  RAASHUB take warning!  You 
have more than a few enemies in TALCAMA.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in TALCAMA.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 SPARE ANCHOR 9610            21  12  0   121       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRT BATH 6468                6   1  1   106       GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
-THE CLOSER 9187              11   7  1    95       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STOWAWAY 9722                10   9  3    89       SEA DOGS (224)
-TAKOV 7457                   13  13  0    88       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
 DOT DOT DOT 9728             10   8  0    84       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 ZELANA 9240                   8   4  0    78       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
-MERVYN 8750                  13   9  1    72       RUN AND HYDE (537)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCAR THE BEAST 9368           5   2  0    54       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 THE CODDLER 9746              8   2  0    49       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 SHADERUNNER 6497              4   2  0    46       GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
 RAASHUB 9202                  4   4  1    40       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 PLANKTON 9748                 6   4  0    39       SEA DOGS (224)
-RAGEN 7461                    5  10  0    38       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
-LOCO REY 9274                 7  10  1    36       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
-ROYCE 7459                    6   6  1    35       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SORICCA THE CRAZED 9305       6   7  1    31       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 CHUM BUCKET 9753              4   1  1    31       SEA DOGS (224)
 TRIP 9738                     8   6  0    30       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-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                  
 RICHARD 9761                  3   0  0    23       DIMESTORE MAFIA (683)
 THE DUKE OF SPOOK 6467        2   6  1    21       GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
-DISSIDENT 9523                2   0  0    17       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 ACHERON 9774                  2   0  0    16       GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
-GOON 3 9711                   1   3  0    14       GOON SQUAD (681)
 DRIFTWOOD 9754                3   1  0    13       SEA DOGS (224)
-ASTINIUS 9423                 2   4  1    13       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 AEROBIC ZOMBIE 6470           0   7  0     7       GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
 JOHNNY SPARKLES 9763          1   2  0     6       DIMESTORE MAFIA (683)
-GOON 1 9704                   1   2  0     5       GOON SQUAD (681)
 TUFF MITTENS! 9773            0   2  0     2       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EMOTICONATOR :P 9779          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?
EESHER 9727            12  5 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108  DIRT BATH 6468        615   
DESTROY 9777            0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN  630 MOUNTAIN TROLL        616  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I suppose that's what I get for announcing Eesher as my only quality warrior.  Oops.
RIP.  9-9-9-17-21-6-13.  Mode across the board, but a good learner.  Seemed to have
the knack, up until the knack included chestbumping Dirt Bath's scimitar.  Bummer. --
Suave

Spare Anchor -- Oops...  Dumb strategy...  Suave's my manager...  Figures... --  Dot
Dot Dot

Out of curiosity, when does the BRV start? -- Suave

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DESTROY was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
DOT DOT DOT was demolished by DIRT BATH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
THE CODDLER defeated RAASHUB in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
THE DUKE OF SPOOK was devastated by PLANKTON in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
ACHERON subdued JOHNNY SPARKLES in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
SPARE ANCHOR won victory over ZELANA in a exciting 4 minute mismatched Title fight.
STOWAWAY devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
TRIP was handily defeated by SHADERUNNER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CHUM BUCKET vanquished AEROBIC ZOMBIE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DRIFTWOOD won victory over TUFF MITTENS! in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
RICHARD overpowered EMOTICONATOR :P in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  14 -  0      26  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 616 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SPARE ANCHOR 9610          21  12  0  121 SEA DOGS (224)
SLASHING ATTACK  DIRT BATH 6468              6   1  1  106 GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
AIMED BLOW       STOWAWAY 9722              10   9  3   89 SEA DOGS (224)
PARRY-LUNGE      ZELANA 9240                 8   4  0   78 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
PARRY-STRIKE     THE CODDLER 9746            8   2  0   49 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DOT DOT DOT 9728.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DESTROY 9777.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZELANA 9240, RAASHUB 
9202, PLANKTON 9748, DRIFTWOOD 9754, ACHERON 9774, SPARE ANCHOR 9610, STOWAWAY 9722, 
CHUM BUCKET 9753, TUFF MITTENS! 9773, and RICHARD 9761.

The least popular fighter this week was EMOTICONATOR :P 9779.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AEROBIC ZOMBIE 6470, TRIP 9738, SHADERUNNER 6497, JOHNNY 
SPARKLES 9763, THE DUKE OF SPOOK 6467, THE CODDLER 9746, DIRT BATH 6468, DOT DOT DOT 
9728, RICHARD 9761, and TUFF MITTENS! 9773.

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

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!