DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/09/2012    Duedate: 01/21/2012

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-683

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER
SEA DOGS (224)
(18-10031) [13-0-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER              POSITION IS EMPTY
SEA DOGS (224)                 
(18-10031) [13-0-0,115]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHATROOMMATE                   FREE PORN
CENTER FOR OLDS (108)          GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
(18-10034) [16-13-0,88]        (18-8546) [18-5-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEPHERDS (252)             26
2. ALCHEMY (443)               17      SEA DOGS (224)
3. RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)       15      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (224)              13
5. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)       11      WENSINWASIN F.X. 2 (617)

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 0
 2/ 2 SEA DOGS (224)           472 422 30 52.8   2/ 2 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     7  6 0
 3/ 3 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    96  88  6 52.2   3/ 3 SEA DOGS (224)            6  2 0
 4/ 4 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1304 %1264 74 50.8   4/ 4 SHEPHERDS (252)           6  6 0
 5/ 5 SHEPHERDS (252)          780 925 39 45.7   5/ 6 ALCHEMY (443)             4  9 0
 6/ 6 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)    155 187 14 45.3   6/ 8 LACONIANS (487)           2  0 0
 7/ 7 LACONIANS (487)           42  54  2 43.8   7- 7 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     2  8 1
 8/ 9 ALCHEMY (443)             61  83  2 42.4   8/ 5 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    1  2 0
 9-10 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     24  33  3 42.1   9- 9 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  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 692): TAI of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 697): HERMOD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 693): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 688): FLASHER of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): NIKKI NAILS of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 681): SCARFACE of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? Of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 526): KOLBERT MOON of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 574): THUNDER BUG of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 692): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 697): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 693): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 688): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 681): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 526): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 574) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 692): JOSH of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): LOABAL DOMINATION OF STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): RUNNING DEER of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): BLAKSKUL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (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  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): WHAT of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (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.  Did only my eyes note the 4-0-0 
record which SHEPHERDS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record 
will draw challengers!  FREE PORN caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as it skillfully bested SPAM GOLEM and was awarded 21 points in 
recognition.  Although CHATROOMMATE made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to 
topple the reign of victorious LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that 
if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 
or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In TALCAMA "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in TALCAMA these days is RYAN'S HENCHMEN.  At least, most blades in town are looking 
to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of SHEPHERDS last week.  Busy avoiding RYAN'S HENCHMEN?  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after CAFFREY.  Watch your back!  A'S SPECIAL BLEND must really be harboring a grudge 
against the RYAN'S HENCHMEN guild!  Merciless, 31 challenged down THE DUBLINER points 
this week to duel with he.  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon THE DUBLINER 
and predictably he was overcame by A'S SPECIAL BLEND.  This is how to arouse the 
anger of an entire guild!  I can not but mention with disdain the name of BARNEY who 
this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 10 points below in the rankings.  I 
thought BARNEY showed great skill and promise when he bested CAFFREY.  All right, so 
I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     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!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER 10031      13   0  0   115       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARBOR MASTER 10008          13   5  0   111       SEA DOGS (224)
 BABY ON BOARD 10078          11   0  1   102       SEA DOGS (224)
 SPAM GOLEM 5901              18  21  2    99       ALCHEMY (443)
 FREE PORN 8546               18   5  0    94       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHATROOMMATE 10034           16  13  0    88       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 DERRY DARLIN 10093            8   4  0    81       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
-KILL KITTEN 6843             10   7  1    75       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
 BARNEY 10085                 13  11  0    72       SHEPHERDS (252)
 CARBONATED MILK 10036        14  15  1    70       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 A'S SPECIAL BLEND 9575       15  23  0    68       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PETE 8637                     6   3  0    65       SHEPHERDS (252)
 RAY DARTON 9708              13   6  0    58       LACONIANS (487)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAKER 7338                   7   4  0    48       ALCHEMY (443)
 CAFFREY 10012                 3   2  1    47       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
 RUTH 10121                   12   4  0    46       SHEPHERDS (252)
 GURGLES 10111                 8   9  1    42       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 HOMUNCULUS 7979               6   6  0    42       ALCHEMY (443)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE DUBLINER 10107            4   5  0    40       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELFAST 10145                 4   1  0    27       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUPERIOR SNOTLING 10095       2   0  0    20       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 DREGS 8397                    2   0  0    19       ALCHEMY (443)
 AMERICAN IDOL!! 10127         2   2  0    18       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
-DEODANTH 10164                1   0  1    14       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
 THE COLOR OF DUMB 10170       1   0  0    13       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-MICHAELIS 10167               1   0  0    12       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
 COCKEYED UMBRELLA 10171       1   0  0    12       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 FINN MACCOOL 10146            2   3  0    11       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
 DAN 10152                     2   2  0    10       SHEPHERDS (252)
 SLOW WALKER 10128             1   1  0     8       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 BLUE DJINN 7978               0   2  0     2       ALCHEMY (443)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DOC TURTLE 10136        3  6 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108  BABY ON BOARD 10078   679  NOT REVENGED
SARAH 10143             3  2 1 SHEPHERDS 252        GURGLES 10111         679  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Talcama -- Not exactly the Christmas I was hoping for, with an 0-fer, but I guess you
all liked the gifts from me!  Hopefully it will be a Happier New Year! -- Assur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUTH outwaited GURGLES in a 12 minute Bloodfeud fight.
A'S SPECIAL BLEND unbelievably bested THE DUBLINER in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
BARNEY overpowered CAFFREY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
BLUE DJINN was defeated by DAN in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER devastated CHATROOMMATE in a 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
BABY ON BOARD overpowered CARBONATED MILK in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SPAM GOLEM was viciously subdued by FREE PORN in a 6 minute veteran's competition.
DERRY DARLIN viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute duel.
BEAKER outwaited CAPTURED ORC in a exciting 8 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
HOMUNCULUS slimly lost to RAY DARTON in a 10 minute gory bout.
FINN MACCOOL was demolished by DREGS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
AMERICAN IDOL!! slimly lost to BELFAST in a 3 minute brutal novice's contest.
SLOW WALKER was outwaited by COCKEYED UMBRELLA in a 8 minute amateur's bout.
THE COLOR OF DUMB handily defeated 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -   6 -  1      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  10 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  2      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  19 -  1      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   8 -  0      11  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 683 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER 10031    13   0  0  115 SEA DOGS (224)
TOTAL PARRY      FREE PORN 8546             18   5  0   94 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
PARRY-LUNGE      CHATROOMMATE 10034         16  13  0   88 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
LUNGING ATTACK   DERRY DARLIN 10093          8   4  0   81 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
PARRY-STRIKE     BARNEY 10085               13  11  0   72 SHEPHERDS (252)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUTH 10121                 12   4  0   46 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 FREE PORN 8546.  The ten other most popular fighters were DERRY DARLIN 
10093, THE DUBLINER 10107, GURGLES 10111, AMERICAN IDOL!! 10127, BARNEY 10085, DAN 
10152, HOMUNCULUS 7979, SLOW WALKER 10128, LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER 10031, and BABY ON BOARD 
10078.

The least popular fighter this week was RUTH 10121.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BEAKER 7338, COCKEYED UMBRELLA 10171, FINN MACCOOL 10146, SPAM GOLEM 
5901, CARBONATED MILK 10036, CHATROOMMATE 10034, BLUE DJINN 7978, THE COLOR OF DUMB 
10170, CAFFREY 10012, and A'S SPECIAL BLEND 9575.

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!