DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/16/2012    Duedate: 04/28/2012

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-690

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BARNEY
SHEPHERDS (252)
(18-10085) [20-11-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PETE                           POSITION IS EMPTY
SHEPHERDS (252)                
(18-8637) [11-3-0,118]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BARNEY                         SLIPPERY MICKEY
SHEPHERDS (252)                CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
(18-10085) [20-11-0,108]       (18-10198) [0-2-0,3]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHEPHERDS (252)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)       36
2. ERRATA (675)                15      CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
3. SHEPHERDS (252)              7      Unchartered Team
4. NEXT GENERATION (547)        0
5. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)        0      A UNIT (469)

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/ 2 SHEPHERDS (252)          10  4 0
 2/ 3 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1317 %1285 74 50.6   2- 1 NEXT GENERATION (547)     6  1 1
 3/ 4 ERRATA (675)              24  24  0 50.0   3/ 3 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     4 10 0
 4/ 5 SHEPHERDS (252)          803 935 40 46.2   4/ 0 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)     3  2 0
 5/ 0 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)    164 193 14 45.9   5/ 6 ERRATA (675)              2  0 0
 6/ 7 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     27  43  3 38.6   6- 4 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      2  1 0
 7- 8 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      14  34  0 29.2   7/ 5 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     1  2 0
 8- 9 DEVIL'S DEN (682)         39  98  4 28.5   8- 7 DEVIL'S DEN (682)         1  4 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 699): RANDOM MANIAC of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 581): ROBOT CHICKEN of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 704): ROAD TRIPPIN of GENERATION X (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 676): DARKCLAW of SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 700): JUST LOSIN of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 695): SWEET FREDDY of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 703): SKARA BRAE of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 688): ULF SUNDERHELM of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 689): BARNEY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 687): HELRAZOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 654): KHYLAR of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 643): THE COWS AFOOT of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 297): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 636): KWS of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 587): 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 533): 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 581): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 699): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 581): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 704): GENERATION X (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 676): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 700): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 695): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 703): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 688): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 689): NEXT GENERATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 688): THE BOWLS (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 654): MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 643): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 297): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 636): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 587): 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 533): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 581) PUNCHLINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 704): ROAD TRIPPIN of GENERATION X (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
                          DARK SARCASM of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
              (turn 703): KVASIR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 676): RAIGHNALL of SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 686): ADDAI of SERPENTS HOLD! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 686): WALLI WEEBLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 643): THE COWS AFOOT of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 297): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                   (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 636): KWS of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
                           DEAD MAN WALKING of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It is an honor that Assur would seek to put me here.  I am glad I did not
disappoint him.  Talcama has become a very interesting place, impossible to predict
who will or will not fight on a given turn.  Assur has even discussed the possibility
that he would sit the Shepherds if certain scenarios unfolded, something that if you
know how Assur runs his stables, you would wonder where these ideas come from.
     But for me, it is simple.  Focus on winning, regardless of who or when I fight.
And with the throne, the goals Assur has set for me are much closer.  I hope to
remain here next turn, but who will my opponent be?  Another NPC?  A return tourney
stud?  Someone else?
     Soon we will know and the Duelmaster for next turn will be revealed.

          Barney

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out TALCAMA to see 
what's new.  Too bad, NEXT GENERATION, but SHEPHERDS was just too good to be stopped. 
MVP award for DERRY DARLIN?  RYAN'S HENCHMEN's proud of her after beating A'S SPECIAL 
BLEND and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  DAN's match with CAFFREY 
cost him a loss of 7 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  BARNEY stopped 
THE DUBLINER dead in his tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of CENTER FOR OLDS must be getting lonely.  They were 
the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Is there some deep 
dark secret why ERRATA's been avoiding CENTER FOR OLDS so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  Like, is THE COLOR OF DUMB popular, or what?  He was challenged 
the most in all of TALCAMA!  He's got a 3-5-0, is that good?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  TALCAMA is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby 
Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARNEY 10085                 20  11  0   108       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE 8637                    11   3  0   118       SHEPHERDS (252)
-CRUSHING BRATZ 9153           8   5  1   101       NEXT GENERATION (547)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DERRY DARLIN 10093           10   5  0    84       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
 A'S SPECIAL BLEND 9575       16  29  0    81       SHEPHERDS (252)
 KILL KITTEN 6843             11   9  1    80       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
 THE DUBLINER 10107            6   6  0    78       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
 CAFFREY 10012                 5   3  1    69       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)

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)
 RUTH 10121                   17   6  0    58       SHEPHERDS (252)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-R-1 9490                      7   2  0    56       NEXT GENERATION (547)
-COUNSELOR OBVIOUS 10133       5   0  0    56       NEXT GENERATION (547)
-HELLFIRE 9759                11  16  0    49       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
 GURGLES 10111                10  14  1    45       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEOUSA 9757                   9  18  0    45       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
 DAN 10152                     7   4  1    43       SHEPHERDS (252)
-SATAN 9756                    6  22  0    40       DEVIL'S DEN (682)

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)
 FINN MACCOOL 10146            4   4  0    27       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
-HEADBAND 9601                 1   3  0    27       ERRATA (675)
 COCKEYED UMBRELLA 10171       6   2  0    25       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 ABCMLG 10100                  2   0  0    25       ERRATA (675)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELFAST 10145                 5   3  0    18       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
 MICHAELIS 10167               3   1  0    16       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
 THE COLOR OF DUMB 10170       3   5  0    14       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 DEODANTH 10164                1   3  1     7       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
-BIKINI 9482                   0   1  0     7       ERRATA (675)
 SLIPPERY MICKEY 10198         0   2  0     3       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

Suave -- Once again, my apologies.  I was definitely trying to keep Carbonated Milk
away from my special blend.  Milk of any form is simply not part of the recipe.  On
the other side, I was not trying for anything permanent. -- Assur

Errata -- Glad you fought.  Otherwise, it would have been the second time in recent
memory that it was just Suave and I on the sands. -- Assur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ABCMLG devastated THE COLOR OF DUMB in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BARNEY won victory over THE DUBLINER in a 2 minute Title battle.
PETE handily defeated KILL KITTEN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
A'S SPECIAL BLEND was vanquished by DERRY DARLIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CAFFREY overpowered DAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GURGLES slimly lost to RUTH in a slow 16 minute bloody expert's brawl.
FINN MACCOOL overpowered DEODANTH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BELFAST was narrowly defeated by COCKEYED UMBRELLA in a dull 13 minute melee.
MICHAELIS won victory over SLIPPERY MICKEY in a popular 6 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  13 -  1      72  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  16 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  18 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  18 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  17 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  16 -  1      24  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -  14 -  0       0  |

Turn 690 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    3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     BARNEY 10085               20  11  0  108 SHEPHERDS (252)
STRIKING ATTACK  PETE 8637                  11   3  0  118 SHEPHERDS (252)
LUNGING ATTACK   DERRY DARLIN 10093         10   5  0   84 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
AIMED BLOW       KILL KITTEN 6843           11   9  1   80 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUTH 10121                 17   6  0   58 SHEPHERDS (252)
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 SLIPPERY MICKEY 10198.  The ten other most popular fighters were BARNEY 10085, 
PETE 8637, DERRY DARLIN 10093, ABCMLG 10100, THE DUBLINER 10107, CAFFREY 10012, 
GURGLES 10111, FINN MACCOOL 10146, DEODANTH 10164, and THE COLOR OF DUMB 10170.

The least popular fighter this week was COCKEYED UMBRELLA 10171.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RUTH 10121, BELFAST 10145, MICHAELIS 10167, DAN 10152, A'S 
SPECIAL BLEND 9575, KILL KITTEN 6843, THE COLOR OF DUMB 10170, DEODANTH 10164, FINN 
MACCOOL 10146, and GURGLES 10111.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BARNEY (18-10085) SHEPHERDS (252)
PETE (18-8637) SHEPHERDS (252)