DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/26/2011    Duedate: 01/07/2012

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-682

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER
SEA DOGS (224)
(18-10031) [12-0-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER              POSITION IS EMPTY
SEA DOGS (224)                 
(18-10031) [12-0-0,105]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHATROOMMATE                   BABY ON BOARD
CENTER FOR OLDS (108)          SEA DOGS (224)
(18-10034) [16-12-0,93]        (18-10078) [10-0-1,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)       43
2. RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)       33      SEA DOGS (224)
3. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)       23      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (224)              11
5. LACONIANS (487)              7      BLACK PRIDE (466)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 240 207 16 53.7   1/ 1 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)    11  4 1
 2/ 2 SEA DOGS (224)           470 422 30 52.7   2/ 4 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     7  6 0
 3- 3 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    95  86  6 52.5   3/ 2 SEA DOGS (224)            6  3 0
 4/ 4 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1302 %1261 74 50.8   4/ 3 SHEPHERDS (252)           5  7 0
 5/ 5 SHEPHERDS (252)          776 925 39 45.6   5- 5 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    2  3 0
 6/ 6 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)    153 184 14 45.4   6/ 6 ALCHEMY (443)             2  6 0
 7/ 0 LACONIANS (487)           41  54  2 43.2   7/ 8 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     2  8 1
 8- 8 GOLDEN LEGION (591)       51  69  1 42.5   8/ 0 LACONIANS (487)           1  0 0
 9/ 7 ALCHEMY (443)             59  80  2 42.4   9- 7 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  0  5 0
10/ 9 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     24  33  3 42.1  10- 9 GOLDEN LEGION (591)       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 691): ALLEY OOP of ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): HERMOD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): EILEEN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): WRATH of APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): MARGANAD of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILBERN JUSS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 691): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): SAVAGE HORDE (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 572): BIG BIRD of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): LOABAL DOMINATION OF STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 293): LUAU LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
               (turn 679): DRED of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTER of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, TALCAMA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see CAFFREY win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CAFFREY beat RUTH 
and RUTH lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of 
life, TALCAMA may be getting bland, as BEDDER stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks 
and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their 
fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
TALCAMA, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  CENTER FOR OLDS the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like ARDUIN GRIMOIRE 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, GURGLES was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     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.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in TALCAMA to get a drink than The Original 
Arthur's Last Stand!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm 
sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER 10031      12   0  0   105       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARBOR MASTER 10008          13   5  0   111       SEA DOGS (224)
-ADAMANT 8075                 12   9  1   105       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
 BABY ON BOARD 10078          10   0  1    99       SEA DOGS (224)
 SPAM GOLEM 5901              18  20  2    98       ALCHEMY (443)
 CHATROOMMATE 10034           16  12  0    93       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLEECE 9211                  15   7  0    85       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
 KILL KITTEN 6843             10   7  1    75       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
 DERRY DARLIN 10093            7   4  0    74       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
-FREE PORN 8546               17   5  0    73       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 CARBONATED MILK 10036        14  14  1    70       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A'S SPECIAL BLEND 9575       14  23  0    65       SHEPHERDS (252)
-PETE 8637                     6   3  0    65       SHEPHERDS (252)
 BARNEY 10085                 12  11  0    63       SHEPHERDS (252)
-GOOSE 9277                    8   6  0    62       GOLDEN LEGION (591)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAY DARTON 9708              12   6  0    56       LACONIANS (487)
 CAFFREY 10012                 3   1  1    53       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
 GURGLES 10111                 8   8  1    51       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 BEAKER 7338                   6   4  0    46       ALCHEMY (443)
 HOMUNCULUS 7979               6   5  0    40       ALCHEMY (443)
 RUTH 10121                   11   4  0    37       SHEPHERDS (252)
 THE DUBLINER 10107            4   4  0    34       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AMERICAN IDOL!! 10127         2   1  0    22       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 BELFAST 10145                 3   1  0    20       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
-SUPERIOR SNOTLING 10095       2   0  0    20       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEODANTH 10164                1   0  1    14       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
-SLOW WALKER 10128             1   0  0    14       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 MICHAELIS 10167               1   0  0    12       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
 FINN MACCOOL 10146            2   2  0    10       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
 DREGS 8397                    1   0  0     7       ALCHEMY (443)
 DAN 10152                     1   2  0     5       SHEPHERDS (252)
 BLUE DJINN 7978               0   1  0     2       ALCHEMY (443)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LBA GROUPIE             0  0 0                      DEODANTH 10164        682  NONE
DA1 10165               0  1 0 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE 504  SPYMISTRESS SHAR      682  NONE
DA2 10166               0  1 0 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE 504  BANDIT PRINCESS       682  NONE
DOC TURTLE 10136        3  6 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108  BABY ON BOARD 10078   679   
MAN OVERBOARD 10168     0  1 0 SEA DOGS 224         WIRYDON THE GIAN      682  NONE
SARAH 10143             3  2 1 SHEPHERDS 252        GURGLES 10111         679  REVENGED

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                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA2 was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
MAN OVERBOARD was murdered by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BEDDER vanquished SPAM GOLEM in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
BABY ON BOARD savagely defeated KILL KITTEN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER vanquished CARBONATED MILK in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
DERRY DARLIN beat BARNEY in a 1 minute brawl.
CHATROOMMATE handily defeated A'S SPECIAL BLEND in a 3 minute uneven fight.
BEAKER was outwaited by RAY DARTON in a slow 18 minute duel.
GURGLES outwaited HOMUNCULUS in a 7 minute duel.
CAFFREY savagely defeated RUTH in a exciting 2 minute gruesome fight.
THE DUBLINER overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BELFAST narrowly defeated BLUE DJINN in a 3 minute amateur's competition.
FINN MACCOOL was bested by MICHAELIS in a 3 minute novice's battle.
DAN was bested by DREGS in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
DEODANTH easily killed LBA GROUPIE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  11 -  1      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  2      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW         6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  19 -  1      32  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   8 -  0      11  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 682 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER 10031    12   0  0  105 SEA DOGS (224)
PARRY-LUNGE      CHATROOMMATE 10034         16  12  0   93 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
AIMED BLOW       KILL KITTEN 6843           10   7  1   75 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
LUNGING ATTACK   DERRY DARLIN 10093          7   4  0   74 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
PARRY-STRIKE     BARNEY 10085               12  11  0   63 SHEPHERDS (252)
TOTAL PARRY      BEAKER 7338                 6   4  0   46 ALCHEMY (443)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUTH 10121                 11   4  0   37 SHEPHERDS (252)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHATROOMMATE 10034.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BABY ON BOARD 10078.  The ten other most popular fighters were CAFFREY 
10012, CHATROOMMATE 10034, FINN MACCOOL 10146, BLUE DJINN 7978, LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER 
10031, DERRY DARLIN 10093, THE DUBLINER 10107, BELFAST 10145, DREGS 8397, and MAN 
OVERBOARD 10168.

The least popular fighter this week was BEAKER 7338.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RAY DARTON 9708, GURGLES 10111, DAN 10152, MICHAELIS 10167, CARBONATED 
MILK 10036, DA2 10166, DA1 10165, DEODANTH 10164, RUTH 10121, and HOMUNCULUS 7979.

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

BEDDER (18-10043) CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI