DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/04/2010    Duedate: 10/16/2010

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-650

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE CODDLER
CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
(18-9746) [22-22-1,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              SELNON
                               SLAVES TO THE GAME (551)
                               (18-7484) [0-1-0,1]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BIG PIMPIN' IMP                BIG PIMPIN' IMP
THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)      THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
(18-9910) [16-7-0,123]         (18-9910) [16-7-0,123]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)    43
2. DEVIL'S DEN (682)           27      OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
3. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)       24      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (224)              20
5. RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)       17      SLAVES TO THE GAME (551)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 ERRATA (675)              19  13  0 59.4   1/ 1 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    10  5 0
 2/ 3 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630) 178 145  7 55.1   2/ 4 THE GRATEFUL UNDEA (566)  8  5 0
 3/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 215 188 12 53.3   3/ 7 DEVIL'S DEN (682)         7  3 0
 4/ 5 DEATH & TAXES (84)        92  82  6 52.9   4/ 2 SEA DOGS (224)            7  7 1
 5/ 6 SEA DOGS (224)           422 385 28 52.3   5/ 5 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  5  7 0
 6/ 7 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1217 %1189 70 50.6   6/ 3 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)     4  7 0
 7/ 1*SLAVES TO THE GAME (551)   1   1  0 50.0   7/ 8 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  3  6 0
 8/ 8 THE GRATEFUL UNDEA (566) 189 197 12 49.0   8- 6 ERRATA (675)              2  1 0
 9/ 9 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)    125 152 10 45.1   9- 9 LACONIANS (487)           1  0 0
10-10 LACONIANS (487)           39  52  2 42.9  10/10*SLAVES TO THE GAME (551)  1  1 0
11/11 DEVIL'S DEN (682)         16  36  2 30.8  11/11 DEATH & TAXES (84)        0  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                      TURN 31

I reduced it to currently active teams.  I have saved the fights for all the other
teams in case they return but for simplicity sake I am only going to post the current
teams.

DECLARED TEAMS           - MANAGER NAME     -TOTAL # OF FIGHTS/MAX # OF FIGHTS/%

The Grateful Undead #566 - Street Legal     - 136/145 - 94%
Sea Dogs #224            - One Armed Bandit - 135/145 - 93%
Of Wolf and Man II #630  - Tripwire         - 119/145 - 82%
Superior Forces 6N #493  - Manager          -  76/145 - 52%

As always!  CHECK YOUR SCORES!  Only scores that count are against contestants.

Good luck to all!

TURN 31 SCORES

Superior Forces 6N: -1 Total: +20       Of Wolf and Man II: -1 Total: +11
Sushi: 0                                Crisis: 0
Dead Urn: 0                             Butcher: +1
Little Mokele 2: 0                      Krusk: -1
4 Points: -1                            Delion: -1

The Grateful Undead: +3 Total: +16      Sea Dogs: -1 Total: -10
Big Pimpin' Imp: +1                     Plankton: 0
Dio Devil: 0                            Boatswain: 0
Black Wight: +1                         Ensign: -1
Steeley Shadow: 0                       Harbor Master: 0
I Want My Mummy: +1

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 659): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 541): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 664): ALFJAR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 636): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 660): RAVEN of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 655): UPPER DECK of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 663): DOOM DWARF of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 648): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 649): THE CODDLER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 648): MILLHAUSER of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 616): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 603): JITNEY JOHNNY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 596): ROCKHOG JRj of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 547): OF SEA AND WIND of RAISING R'YLEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 261): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 252): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 493): JIMEMMA LOCA of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 228): ARAMIS RAMIREZ of PURPLE PLATYPI (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 541): WORK IN PROGRESS of JUST BECAUSE (A-sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 659): KIDS GONE BAD (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 542): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 664): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 636): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 660): JAMES BONDAGE (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 655): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 663): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 648): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 649): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 648): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 616): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 603): THE OAFS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 377): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 496): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 547): QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 261): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 252): VIRUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 493): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 228): MONGREL HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 541) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 541): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 663/4): BOB THE INHALER of IRATE FORMATIONS (Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 648): PLANKTON of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 595): EACHAM of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 547): BAROCHDAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 492): JERANS LA'ROC of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It's nice to be part of history, sitting on the same throne previously occupied
by Sly, Legacy, Captain Flapjack, Lungfish, Beasthunter, T'Sain, The Golden Goose,
Kickinthepants, Micky the D, Al Einstein, and so many others.  (Several of the above
Names provided with a faint hope of reviving Death & Taxes from his slumber.)  I'm a
lame excuse for a warrior, and at least 21 of you should be ashamed of yourselves.
Just goes to show that ruthless downchallenges and strategy tweaks can lead a pre-
retiree like me to a near .500 record.  Here's hoping I can graduate before reaching
50 fights.
     Remember:  It's not self-deprecating if you're worse than you claim.  Some might
say I was praising my abilities.  Suave would.  Then again, he's an idiot.

-- The Coddler

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, TALCAMA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  DEVIL'S DEN turned their 3-2-0 turn into 
a 3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on 
hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see DEAD URN win a fight and 
gain 25 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DEAD URN beat DELION and DELION lost 17 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, TALCAMA may be 
getting bland, as THE CODDLER stays top dog in the city.  The Original Arthur's Last 
Stand, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  
From TALCAMA's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  TALCAMA, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
RYAN'S HENCHMEN the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And 
who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It 
was CENTER FOR OLDS.  Ha ha ha ha!  LOCAR was challenged more times this turn than 
the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  Now look at this.  
BIG PIMPIN' IMP challenged down 16 against SUPERIOR FORCES 6N's LITTLE MOKELE 2.  
What a weasel!  And golly gee, BIG PIMPIN' IMP subdued LITTLE MOKELE 2.  Aren't we 
all surprised and impressed?  I notice FIZZ AND FURS challenging down 26 points to 
fight SUSHI, CENTER FOR OLDS doubtless has some rotten excuse for such an insult to 
honor.  And sorry to say, FIZZ AND FURS defeated SUSHI, leaving a bad feeling with 
the crowd.  I think exploitive snob is the term I'm looking for.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the TALCAMA arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE CODDLER 9746             22  22  1   123       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG PIMPIN' IMP 9910         16   7  0   123       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 ERIN GO BRAGH 2540           17  15  0   102       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
-ORTHOS 553                   19  14  2    99       DEATH & TAXES (84)
-GARY 9483                     8   6  0    97       ERRATA (675)
 LITTLE MOKELE 2 9946          9   2  0    96       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 CLOVER 2284                  17  20  1    95       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
-KRUSK 9906                   11   7  0    93       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOATSWAIN 9958               12   5  0    85       SEA DOGS (224)
-SPONGEBOB 9485                6   2  0    84       ERRATA (675)
 JAMESON 4067                 14  10  1    83       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
 PINCH BLISTER 9859           18  12  0    77       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 ANONYMISSUS 9972             10   4  0    76       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 BLACK WIGHT 9974              8   5  0    74       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 STEELEY SHADOW 9169          16  18  2    68       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 LOCAR 630                    15  23  0    68       DEATH & TAXES (84)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIFER 9758                  6   4  2    66       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
 FIZZ AND FURS 9959           13   4  0    65       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-SQUIDWARD 9484                5   3  0    63       ERRATA (675)
 DEAD URN 9827                 6   4  0    62       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 ENSIGN 9922                  11   8  0    58       SEA DOGS (224)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAY DARTON 9708              10   4  0    51       LACONIANS (487)
 BUTCHER 9954                 10   5  0    47       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
-GORD 917                      7   0  0    45       DEATH & TAXES (84)
 DELION 9961                   9   5  0    44       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 SUSHI 9991                    2   3  0    42       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 CRISIS 9992                   4   3  0    41       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
-ULSTER 9983                   6   4  0    38       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I WANT MY MUMMY 9985          6   4  0    31       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 HELLFIRE 9759                 5   5  0    30       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
-PHOTON 3292                   2   4  0    26       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 SATAN 9756                    2   9  0    24       DEVIL'S DEN (682)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEATH DWELLER 910             5   2  2    23       DEATH & TAXES (84)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIO DEVIL 9989                4   3  0    23       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 MEOUSA 9757                   3   7  0    16       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
 IJUSTDRIVETHEFINGCAR 10014    1   1  0    15       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-4 POINTS 10003                3   1  0    14       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 HADES 9755                    0  11  0    11       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
 HARBOR MASTER 10008           2   2  0    10       SEA DOGS (224)
-BIKINI 9482                   0   1  0     7       ERRATA (675)
 SELNON 7484                   0   1  0     1       SLAVES TO THE GAME (551)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAN OVERBOARD 10016     0  1 0 SEA DOGS 224         AVENGING ZILTHOR      650  NONE
A4 10018                0  1 0 SUPERIOR FORCES  493 MERCENARY TAO         650  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Leprechaun -- Tag.  You're it.  I don't think you're part of the Royale, so it
amounts to you and I downchallenging for favorable matchups, then somehow screwing up
what should be easy fights.  May Clover and Jameson not knock the Coddler and Pinch
out of political point contention this turn. -- Suave

Errata -- Safe to assume you're here to graduate Gary, then leaving?  Talcama is a
shell of its former glory, and it'll shrink further when the Battle Royale finally
ceases.  Even so, we appreciate your brief stay, and we'd like it more if you left
Gary's weapons at your guildhouse when he takes the sands against my guys.  Thanks.
-- Suave

Manager -- I only challenge your guys because it keeps teams on the sheet for a few
more turns.  Sure, you beat me more often than not, but those aren't points toward
your 25.  Should you want to throw fights with Dead Urn and Sushi (too high too
soon?), I'd happily knock them back to challenger inits.  Consider it an act of
kindness?  -- Suave

     Does this work often?

Why don't we get to speak for ourselves?  -- Center for Olds

Take the throne and I'll give you a chance.  -- Suave

Suave -- I just did a few turns ago!  -- Pinch Blister

Pinch Blister -- Huh?  What?  Shut up.  -- Suave

27 September 10
Note -- We are still looking for additional teams in Arvat, DM 32.  I still have a
number of good team rollups available FREE for whoever wants one.
     Contact the Devil Advocates ASAP to join the fun!  You can either reach me by
diplo or on the RSI site.
     Also, whoever sent me the diplo with no name on it requesting a rollup /
information on how to get into Arvat, I'm embarassed to admit that the diplo slipped
out of my folder and was lost.  Please just send me another one with your mailing
address and I'll get a rollup to you ASAP.  Sorry about that!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

A4 was butchered by MERCENARY TAO in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was slaughtered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BIG PIMPIN' IMP viciously subdued LITTLE MOKELE 2 in a 2 minute Challenge match.
BLACK WIGHT was bested by BOATSWAIN in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
FIZZ AND FURS defeated SUSHI in a 3 minute Challenge match.
ANONYMISSUS devastated LOCAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
THE CODDLER overpowered JAMESON in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
PINCH BLISTER was devastated by ERIN GO BRAGH in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
CLOVER vanquished STEELEY SHADOW in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BUTCHER was vanquished by LUCIFER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DELION was vanquished by DEAD URN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ENSIGN overpowered DARK CIRCLE FAN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
CRISIS overpowered MEOUSA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
I WANT MY MUMMY devastated HADES in a 3 minute one-sided battle.
SATAN unbelievably bested HARBOR MASTER in a 2 minute master vs. amateur bout.
HELLFIRE overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SELNON was devastated by IJUSTDRIVETHEFINGCAR in a 1 minute brutal uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  11 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  33 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  17 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        24 -  24 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  22 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  30 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  24 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 650 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        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BIG PIMPIN' IMP 9910       16   7  0  123 THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
PARRY-LUNGE      ERIN GO BRAGH 2540         17  15  0  102 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
AIMED BLOW       LITTLE MOKELE 2 9946        9   2  0   96 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
SLASHING ATTACK  JAMESON 4067               14  10  1   83 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
TOTAL PARRY      PINCH BLISTER 9859         18  12  0   77 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK WIGHT 9974            8   5  0   74 THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
WALL OF STEEL    FIZZ AND FURS 9959         13   4  0   65 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
BASHING ATTACK   BUTCHER 9954               10   5  0   47 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BIG PIMPIN' IMP 9910.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BIG PIMPIN' IMP 9910.  The ten other most popular fighters were ERIN GO 
BRAGH 2540, HARBOR MASTER 10008, SUSHI 9991, CLOVER 2284, ENSIGN 9922, CRISIS 9992, 
SATAN 9756, BLACK WIGHT 9974, BOATSWAIN 9958, and FIZZ AND FURS 9959.

The least popular fighter this week was I WANT MY MUMMY 9985.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HADES 9755, DELION 9961, BUTCHER 9954, STEELEY SHADOW 9169, 
LOCAR 630, LITTLE MOKELE 2 9946, MAN OVERBOARD 10016, SELNON 7484, MEOUSA 9757, and 
LUCIFER 9758.