DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/21/2011    Duedate: 03/05/2011

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-660

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FIZZ AND FURS
CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
(18-9959) [22-5-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FIZZ AND FURS                  POSITION IS EMPTY
CENTER FOR OLDS (108)          
(18-9959) [22-5-0,101]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GARY                           GARION
ERRATA (675)                   OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
(18-9483) [8-7-0,97]           (18-9776) [6-4-1,42]

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)       22
2. SHEPHERDS (252)             18      OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
3. ERRATA (675)                17      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)    12
5. OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)     8      A UNIT (469)

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) 197 159  9 55.3   1/ 1 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     9  6 0
 2/ 2 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 230 195 15 54.1   2/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  7  3 1
 3/ 0 ERRATA (675)              20  18  0 52.6   3/ 5 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)     5  7 3
 4- 3 SEA DOGS (224)           435 408 28 51.6   4/ 4 OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   5  8 0
 5/ 4 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1246 %1210 71 50.7   5/ 2 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  4  2 0
 6- 5 THE GRATEFUL UNDEA (566) 205 210 13 49.4   6/ 9 SHEPHERDS (252)           3  5 0
 7/ 6 SHEPHERDS (252)          730 882 37 45.3   7- 7 SEA DOGS (224)            3  6 0
 8/ 7 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)    130 159 13 45.0   8/10 OF WOLF AND MAN (620)     2  5 0
 9/10 OF WOLF AND MAN (620)     15  22  0 40.5   9- 6 DEVIL'S DEN (682)         1  4 0
10/ 9 OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   38  59  3 39.2  10/ 0 ERRATA (675)              0  3 0
11-11*GOON SQUAD (681)           6  11  0 35.3  11-11 THE GRATEFUL UNDEA (566)  0  1 0
12-12 DEVIL'S DEN (682)         24  48  3 33.3  12-12*TALCAMA CADETS (680)      0  1 0
13-13*TALCAMA CADETS (680)       0   1  0  0.0  13-13*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 669): CRATER FACE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 551): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 674): COBBLESTONE of STL RAD (JE, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 646): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 670): LEORA NOEVAL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): HAPPY HARRIET of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 673): QUEENIE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 658): FLATLINERS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 659): DELTON of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 658): TOO BIG TO FAIL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 626): ALLIS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 613): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 606): DAMON SHOVELL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 557): MAHAGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 503): STANLY MILLGRAM of OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): TORANS ULROL of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 551): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 669): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 551): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 674): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 646): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 670): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 673): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 658): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 659): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 658): 420 B.C. (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 626): REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 613): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 605): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 557): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 503): OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 551) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 668): FLOOD SURFER of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 669): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 658): FLATLINERS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 659): ERIN GO BRAGH of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
                (turn 658): CLOVER of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
                            LITTLE MOKELE 2 of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 626): ALLIS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
              (turn 625): COME ON of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 606): DAMON SHOVELL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 556): GRAPEFRUIT of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Delion looked at the wrecked form of Jameson on the sands, his scimitar dripping
blood where he had slashed across the warrior's guts in a viscious cutting attack.
One shot and it was over.  Turning, the Aimed Blow raised his weapon as the crowds
roared.  He didn't want to leave.  It was HIS time!
     Later he paused upon the Duelmaster Throne of Talcama, one of the most
celebrated thrones in all the lands.  He wasn't going to be allowed to fight.  He was
being "Saved" for the next mailin tournament.  Great.  A tournament.  When I have the
power here, why should I give it up?  Then he turned and saw his master Tripwire
enter the room and shuddered.  Behind that smile and facade of a gladiator manager
rested... something.  Nothing human and he had felt his master's painful attacks many
times before.  Tripwire had plans for Talcama and threats to be made to those
arriving in "his" city.
     Only time would tell where this was all going, but it wasn't going to be good.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TALCAMA games.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week SHEPHERDS went 1-2-0 to move up 3 in 
the rankings.  MESHACH caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested JAMESON and was awarded 17 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, MESHACH put down JAMESON, causing him to lose 12 points of 
recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, 
DELION has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of FIZZ 
AND FURS, for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest position 
in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in TALCAMA seem to 
feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     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 OF WOLF AND MAN II, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding OF WOLF AND MAN II.  Indeed it was CENTER FOR 
OLDS.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge 
that many fighters are after JAMESON.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  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!  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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIZZ AND FURS 9959           22   5  0   101       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DELION 9961                  14   8  0   132       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 MESHACH 9531                 14   8  1    99       SHEPHERDS (252)
 GARY 9483                     8   7  0    97       ERRATA (675)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPONGEBOB 9485                6   3  0    88       ERRATA (675)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRISIS 9992                   6   3  1    84       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 JAMESON 4067                 15  12  1    77       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
-BOATSWAIN 9958               17   9  0    70       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK WIGHT 9974              8  10  0    66       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 SLICE 8726                    5   1  1    62       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 SUSHI 9991                    6   5  0    59       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEOUSA 9757                   7   7  0    56       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
-LUCIFER 9758                  7   7  3    46       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
-DIO DEVIL 9989                8   5  0    43       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 GARION 9776                   6   4  1    42       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
-HELLFIRE 9759                 8   6  0    39       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
-HARBOR MASTER 10008           5   4  0    39       SEA DOGS (224)
-I WANT MY MUMMY 9985          9   5  0    36       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
-A XENON TREE 10022            3   0  2    35       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
-ULSTER 9983                   6   6  0    34       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHATROOMMATE 10034            3   3  0    27       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-GOON 2 9705                   3   0  0    26       GOON SQUAD (681)
 A'S SPECIAL BLEND 9575        5  10  0    25       SHEPHERDS (252)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARBONATED MILK 10036         3   3  0    23       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-HURIN 10030                   3   1  0    20       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 BEDDER 10043                  3   2  1    19       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-SATAN 9756                    2  13  0    19       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
-RANDOM 10028                  2   2  0    19       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
-GOON 3 9711                   1   5  0    16       GOON SQUAD (681)
-LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER 10031       1   0  0    15       SEA DOGS (224)
-HADES 9755                    0  15  0    15       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
 TEAL'C 10055                  2   2  1    14       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
-CAFFREY 10012                 1   1  1    14       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
 HEADBAND 9601                 0   1  0    13       ERRATA (675)
-GOON 1 9704                   2   2  0    10       GOON SQUAD (681)
 BATTERY 10054                 2   2  0     9       OF WOLF AND MAN (620)
-BIKINI 9482                   0   1  0     7       ERRATA (675)
-PORFIRIO 9695                 0   1  0     7       TALCAMA CADETS (680)
 JOYCE'S BRAIN 10080           1   0  0     6       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 HELMON 10074                  1   1  0     5       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
-PILON 10063                   1   0  0     5       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
 BARNEY 10085                  0   1  0     1       SHEPHERDS (252)
-FAIL 10069                    0   1  0     1       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 MOYA 10083                    0   1  0     1       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
 22 10079                      0   1  0     1       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
-GOON 5 9778                   0   1  0     1       GOON SQUAD (681)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BORAZ 10058             1  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN  549 CAFFREY 10012         658  REVENGED
DA1 10084               0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN  549 WIRYDON THE GIAN      660  NONE
SON OF A LICH 10033     1  2 1 THE GRATEFUL UND 566 BEDDER 10043          657   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hello, looks like I'm back, at least for a bit.  Not sure if these will print this
turn or next, so I'll keep it short! -- Assur

DM Delion -- Warning:  the use of the term "Jewel of the Delarquan Federation" or any
derivative thereof is copywrighted material and may not be used without the express
written permission of the majority of currently active managers in the TRUE Jewel of
the Delarquan Federation, the Arena of Death (also copywrighted, BTW, in blood...),
Sunset, DM21.  Just sayin'.... -- Stik, friendly neighborhood Delarquan manager, of
Sunset, the Jewel of the--Okay, you get it.  Get your own catchfrase. ;)

Jameson -- That was pathetic! -- Your Duelmaster Delion

Carbonated Milk -- Nicely done.  Still trying to find my groove.  That first minute
looked promising, if I can just hone my skills a tad more. -- Battery

Chatroommate -- Excellent fight, I look forward to doing that again. -- Teal'c

Leprechaun -- Thanks for the brief trip down Memory Lane.  Kate was my second
Duelmaster here, and I'd venture to say Clover looks better than she did when she
graduated.  Thankfully, after these last twenty years, I've finally filled a stable
with dominant godlings like Anonymissus...  What?  She did?  Dang. -- Suave

Erin Go Bragh -- One more survival and I'd've gotten my invite.  My challenge.  My
bad. -- Anon.

Grateful Undead -- Oops. -- Bedder, regretting the thought that this personal ad, the
first he's ever written, may end up his last because it prevents him from flying
under the radar after Son of a Lich's demise

Tripwire -- Three teams?  But I only have two avoids! -- Suave

to all -- Erin's stats were 11-11-9-18-17-5-13.  His Favs are L/VH and short sword.
He Leaves with a master in atk ad ex in init and parry exp in dec and ripost.  Learns
ripost and likes the parry tactic.  He turned out to be one of my most bonused
warriors ever +4 ATK +3 PAR +4 DEC.  His only hinderance was that he got normal
damage or I think he would have won a lot more.  He will hanging around for a while
to see how AD treats him. -- Leprechaun

Suave -- I think Erin's frustrations on losing to Fizz were taken out on Anonymissus
-- Leprechaun

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MESHACH devastated JAMESON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
A'S SPECIAL BLEND was viciously subdued by GARION in a 3 minute Challenge match.
CHATROOMMATE devastated HELMON in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
FIZZ AND FURS luckily beat SPONGEBOB in a 2 minute master's Title match.
GARY was bested by ERIN GO BRAGH in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's duel.
SLICE overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
SUSHI handily defeated CARBONATED MILK in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BEDDER won victory over MOYA in a action packed 3 minute gruesome novice's duel.
BATTERY narrowly defeated HEADBAND in a 6 minute brutal fight.
TEAL'C handily defeated 22 in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JOYCE'S BRAIN subdued BARNEY in a 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  10 -  2      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  26 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        23 -  20 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  25 -  4      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  12 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  28 -  1      13  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 660 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         5  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    FIZZ AND FURS 9959         22   5  0  101 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
STRIKING ATTACK  MESHACH 9531               14   8  1   99 SHEPHERDS (252)
LUNGING ATTACK   GARY 9483                   8   7  0   97 ERRATA (675)
SLASHING ATTACK  JAMESON 4067               15  12  1   77 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GARY 9483.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
GARION 9776.  The ten other most popular fighters were GARY 9483, BEDDER 10043, 
BARNEY 10085, SPONGEBOB 9485, MESHACH 9531, CHATROOMMATE 10034, SLICE 8726, JOYCE'S 
BRAIN 10080, A'S SPECIAL BLEND 9575, and FIZZ AND FURS 9959.

The least popular fighter this week was BATTERY 10054.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were 22 10079, MOYA 10083, CARBONATED MILK 10036, HELMON 10074, JAMESON 
4067, DA1 10084, TEAL'C 10055, HEADBAND 9601, SUSHI 9991, and FIZZ AND FURS 9959.

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

ERIN GO BRAGH (18-2540) RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)