DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/02/2012    Duedate: 04/14/2012

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-689

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BARNEY
SHEPHERDS (252)
(18-10085) [19-11-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BARNEY                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SHEPHERDS (252)                
(18-10085) [19-11-0,106]       

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BARNEY                         DAN
SHEPHERDS (252)                SHEPHERDS (252)
(18-10085) [19-11-0,106]       (18-10152) [7-3-1,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NEXT GENERATION (547)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NEXT GENERATION (547)       51
2. SHEPHERDS (252)             14      NEXT GENERATION (547)
3. ERRATA (675)                10      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIL'S DEN (682)            0
5. ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)        0      CHAIN REACTION (245)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 NEXT GENERATION (547)    223 143 11 60.9   1/ 1 NEXT GENERATION (547)    10  1 1
 2- 2 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 240 212 16 53.1   2/ 2 SHEPHERDS (252)          10  4 0
 3/ 3 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1316 %1282 74 50.7   3/ 3 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     5 10 0
 4/ 0 ERRATA (675)              23  24  0 48.9   4- 5 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      3  4 0
 5/ 5 SHEPHERDS (252)          800 933 40 46.2   5- 6 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     2  3 0
 6- 6 ALCHEMY (443)             61  88  2 40.9   6/ 0 ERRATA (675)              1  0 0
 7- 7 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     26  41  3 38.8   7- 7 DEVIL'S DEN (682)         1  4 0
 8- 8 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      14  34  0 29.2   8- 8 ALCHEMY (443)             0  5 0
 9- 9 DEVIL'S DEN (682)         39  98  4 28.5   9- 9 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 698): RANDOM MANIAC of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 580): TASAIO of HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 703): KVASIR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 675): DARKCLAW of SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 699): JUST LOSIN of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 694): SWEET FREDDY of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 702): SKARA BRAE of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 687): ULF SUNDERHELM of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 688): PETE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 686): WALLI WEEBLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 653): CHESTER GRELL of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 642): GRRR of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 297): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 635): KWS of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 586): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 279): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 272): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 532): IMROM LLEWS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 248): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 580): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 698): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 580): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 703): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 675): SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 699): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 694): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 702): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 687): JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 688): NEXT GENERATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 687): THE BOWLS (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 653): MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 642): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 297): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 635): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 586): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 279): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 272): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 532): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 580) PUNCHLINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 703): KVASIR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 686): ADDAI of SERPENTS HOLD! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 686): WALLI WEEBLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
               (turn 686): RED HOUSE of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 641): VONSITAN KORV of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
                              WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? Of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 297): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                   (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Carbonated Milk gave a good fight.  Not what I would have expected, but I pulled
it out in the end.  It turns out that Assur is going to make me sit this turn.  He is
hoping to get Barney on the throne, saying I don't need any help.  I hope it works,
but sometimes such plans end up as disasters.
     Meanwhile, others from Talcama have undoubtedly competed in the tourney.  Good
luck to all and perhaps I will sit on the throne again before all is done.

Pete

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
TALCAMA.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  
Advancing in the rankings was SHEPHERDS who went from last turn's 797-932-40, to this 
week's record of 800-933-40.  Hey everybody, watch out for CRUSHING BRATZ, who flew 
up 33 points in the rankings after mashing CARBONATED MILK like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  
GURGLES was overcame by CRUSH THE DOCTOR and drops 7 points.  Well, if ya don't shows 
up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  PETE did not fight this week so 
his title was forfeit.  It's a proud day for the SHEPHERDS stable, as their warrior, 
BARNEY, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the 
body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the TALCAMA arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid CENTER FOR OLDS, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does TALCAMA really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try this 
one:  CENTER FOR OLDS + Weapons That go Boom = SHEPHERDS + Avoid City.  Well dang 
howdy, but if challenges were votes, CARBONATED MILK would be president.  Although it 
may be a contest it doesn't want to win.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  For those of you who missed it, Death 
showed up, grabbed CARBONATED MILK by the ear and took it away to a place where it 
won't need a coat.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no. 
Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud 
choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARNEY 10085                 19  11  0   106       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PETE 8637                    10   3  0   109       SHEPHERDS (252)
 CRUSHING BRATZ 9153           8   5  1   101       NEXT GENERATION (547)
-SPAM GOLEM 5901              18  22  2   100       ALCHEMY (443)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KILL KITTEN 6843             11   8  1    84       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
 A'S SPECIAL BLEND 9575       16  28  0    80       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUCIFER 9758                 12  15  4    63       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
 CRUSH THE DOCTOR 9585         7   3  0    62       NEXT GENERATION (547)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUTH 10121                   16   6  0    56       SHEPHERDS (252)
-R-1 9490                      7   2  0    56       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 COUNSELOR OBVIOUS 10133       5   0  0    56       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 DAN 10152                     7   3  1    50       SHEPHERDS (252)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HELLFIRE 9759                11  16  0    49       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
-MEOUSA 9757                   9  18  0    45       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
 GURGLES 10111                10  13  1    44       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-BEAKER 7338                   7   5  0    42       ALCHEMY (443)
-SATAN 9756                    6  22  0    40       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
-HOMUNCULUS 7979               6   7  0    37       ALCHEMY (443)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAKIM 10141                   3   0  0    30       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
-HADES 9755                    1  27  0    30       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
-RED ALERT 10125               1   4  0    28       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
-HEADBAND 9601                 1   3  0    27       ERRATA (675)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COCKEYED UMBRELLA 10171       5   2  0    22       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 THE COLOR OF DUMB 10170       3   4  0    20       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-SUPERIOR SNOTLING 10095       2   0  0    20       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
-MICHAELIS 10167               2   1  0    14       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
 ABCMLG 10100                  1   0  0    10       ERRATA (675)
-DEODANTH 10164                1   2  1     8       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
-DREGS 8397                    2   1  0     7       ALCHEMY (443)
-BIKINI 9482                   0   1  0     7       ERRATA (675)
 SLIPPERY MICKEY 10198         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?
CARBONATED MILK 10036  16 19 1 CENTER FOR OLDS 108  CRUSHING BRATZ 9153   689   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gurgles -- I was hoping to do what it seems all my teammates have no problems doing,
but your experience is just too much for me to overcome. -- Dan

     Dan -- We are glad to see your personal here, but hope you will use longer words
     in the future.  We needed another fifty bytes to carry the newsletter into the
     printer.  Which this request has provided, of course.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRUSHING BRATZ butchered CARBONATED MILK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BARNEY won victory over VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome Title battle.
A'S SPECIAL BLEND was savagely defeated by M. CHARDINEE in a 10 minute uneven fight.
COUNSELOR OBVIOUS overpowered DARK CIRCLE FAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DAN viciously subdued CARELESS WEAPONSMITH in a action packed 5 minute gory brawl.
RUTH outwaited DARK CIRCLE FAN in a slow 13 minute master vs. amateur match.
CRUSH THE DOCTOR handily defeated GURGLES in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
THE COLOR OF DUMB vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
COCKEYED UMBRELLA vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
ABCMLG overpowered SLIPPERY MICKEY 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  14 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  18 -  1      51  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  19 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  19 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  17 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  15 -  2      29  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -  14 -  0       0  |

Turn 689 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      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     BARNEY 10085               19  11  0  106 SHEPHERDS (252)
STRIKING ATTACK  CRUSHING BRATZ 9153         8   5  1  101 NEXT GENERATION (547)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUTH 10121                 16   6  0   56 SHEPHERDS (252)
LUNGING ATTACK   COUNSELOR OBVIOUS 10133     5   0  0   56 NEXT GENERATION (547)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BARNEY 10085.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DAN 10152.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRUSH THE DOCTOR 9585, 
BARNEY 10085, CRUSHING BRATZ 9153, COUNSELOR OBVIOUS 10133, THE COLOR OF DUMB 10170, 
ABCMLG 10100, CARBONATED MILK 10036, GURGLES 10111, COCKEYED UMBRELLA 10171, and 
SLIPPERY MICKEY 10198.

The least popular fighter this week was RUTH 10121.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were A'S SPECIAL BLEND 9575, SLIPPERY MICKEY 10198, COCKEYED UMBRELLA 10171, 
GURGLES 10111, CARBONATED MILK 10036, ABCMLG 10100, THE COLOR OF DUMB 10170, 
COUNSELOR OBVIOUS 10133, CRUSHING BRATZ 9153, and BARNEY 10085.