DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/28/2012    Duedate: 06/09/2012

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-693

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BABY ON BOARD
SEA DOGS (224)
(18-10078) [14-0-1,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BABY ON BOARD                  FROG ZOMBIE
SEA DOGS (224)                 UNDEAD FROGS (694)
(18-10078) [14-0-1,130]        (18-10041) [1-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BABY ON BOARD                  CAFFREY
SEA DOGS (224)                 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
(18-10078) [14-0-1,130]        (18-10012) [7-4-1,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UNDEAD FROGS (694)          46
2. SEA DOGS (224)              31      SEA DOGS (224)
3. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)       16      Unchartered Team
4. ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)       16
5. LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)        10      UNDEAD FROGS (694)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 SEA DOGS (224)           478 427 30 52.8   1/ 2 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    11  3 2
 2/ 1 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1328 %1288 76 50.8   2/ 1 SHEPHERDS (252)           7  8 1
 3/ 3 SHEPHERDS (252)          810 943 41 46.2   3/ 3 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)     5 10 0
 4/ 4 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)    169 203 14 45.4   4/ 0 SEA DOGS (224)            3  2 0
 5/ 0 LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)      39  54  1 41.9   5- 4 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      2  1 0
 6/ 5 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     28  45  3 38.4   6/ 0 LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)      1  0 0
 7- 6 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      16  35  0 31.4   7/ 6 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     1  2 0
 8- 7 DEVIL'S DEN (682)         39 103  4 27.5   8/ 0*UNDEAD FROGS (694)        1  4 0
 9/ 0*UNDEAD FROGS (694)         1   4  0 20.0   9- 7 DEVIL'S DEN (682)         0  5 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 702): WHISKEY of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 584): CHAKTIRI of HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 707): HYPE MACHINE of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 679): KAI-GAN of SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 703): WATSON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 698): ODD of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 706): SAW HORSE of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 691): ULF SUNDERHELM of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 692): DERRY DARLIN of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 691): RAZE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 657): KHYLAR of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 646): UNCUT HARE of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 299): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 639): SOCKLESS CRITIC of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 590): DEAN of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 281): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 274): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 536): IMROM LLEWS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 250): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYERS (Assurnasirbanipal)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 584): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 702): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 584): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 707): SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 679): SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 703): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 698): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 706): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 691): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 692): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 691): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 657): SERPPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 646): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 299): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 639): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 590): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 281): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 274): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 536): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 250): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 584) PUNCHLINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 584): CHAKTIRI of HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
                           TASAIO of HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 703): WATSON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 690): SLEDGEHEAD of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 657): KHYLAR of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 646): UNCUT HARE of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
                  (turn 645): KEVSILESSA KIRO of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 298): FALLON GRIMM of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 273): G W BUSH of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 249): LOUIE MURH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ooh, a bunch of victories in a tournament and now a Duelmaster in Talcama.  My
manager says don't be so shy and have fun, but I just feel I haven't earned this yet.
Ruthie was a tough girl, I can tell you that... it was a good fight to get me here.
Ahh, well, hope everyone fights well and let's see if I can hold onto this.  Then
maybe I will start to party a bit. -- Derry Darlin

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TALCAMA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team SHEPHERDS was 
unseated this week as CENTER FOR OLDS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-0-0 record for the round.  FROG ZOMBIE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested AARON and was awarded 31 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, FROG ZOMBIE put down AARON, 
causing him to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out 
in honor of BABY ON BOARD, for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the 
highest position in the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me 
that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  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.  Apparently the stalwarts of SHEPHERDS are catching the 
bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  
Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that 
many fighters are after THE DUBLINER.  Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     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!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen 
is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BABY ON BOARD 10078          14   0  1   130       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER 10031      14   0  0   123       SEA DOGS (224)
 HARBOR MASTER 10008          14   5  0   116       SEA DOGS (224)
 KILL KITTEN 6843             12  11  1    91       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
 DERRY DARLIN 10093           12   6  0    91       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A'S SPECIAL BLEND 9575       18  30  0    88       SHEPHERDS (252)
 CAFFREY 10012                 7   4  1    78       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
 THE DUBLINER 10107            6   9  0    73       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUTH 10121                   19   7  0    66       SHEPHERDS (252)
-LUCIFER 9758                 12  16  4    64       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
 GURGLES 10111                13  14  1    62       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-TUROC 9928                    5  10  0    57       LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HELLFIRE 9759                11  17  0    53       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
-TOSHA 9896                   10   7  0    53       LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)
-RAKIM 10141                   4   0  0    49       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
 FINN MACCOOL 10146            5   6  0    48       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
-MEOUSA 9757                   9  19  0    46       DEVIL'S DEN (682)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE COLOR OF DUMB 10170       6   5  2    46       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-SATAN 9756                    6  23  0    41       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
 DAN 10152                     8   6  1    39       SHEPHERDS (252)
 COCKEYED UMBRELLA 10171       8   3  0    36       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-RED ALERT 10125               2   4  0    34       HIP HOP HEROES (511)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HADES 9755                    1  28  0    31       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
 FROG ZOMBIE 10041             1   0  0    31       UNDEAD FROGS (694)
 SLIPPERY MICKEY 10198         3   2  0    30       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DWAYNES FOLLY 10020           1   4  0    19       LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)
-MICHAELIS 10167               3   1  0    16       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
 TORREN 9996                   1   0  0    10       LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)
-DEODANTH 10164                1   3  1     7       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
 AARON 10208                   1   1  0     4       SHEPHERDS (252)
-SPOONIE G 10196               0   1  0     1       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
 LEG OF LAMB 10212             0   1  0     1       SHEPHERDS (252)

'-' 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  NONE
BAD GUINESS 10213       0  1 0 RYAN'S HENCHMEN 133  BANDIT PRINCESS       693  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 10210     0  1 0 SEA DOGS 224         MOUNTAIN TROLL        693  NONE
WOMAN OVERBOARD 10211   0  1 0 SEA DOGS 224         AVENGING ZILTHOR      693  NONE
DA 1 10037              0  1 0 UNDEAD FROGS 694     MOUNTAIN TROLL        693  NONE
DA II 10038             0  1 0 UNDEAD FROGS 694     AVENGING ZILTHOR      693  NONE
DA III 10039            0  1 0 UNDEAD FROGS 694     SPYMISTRESS SHAR      693  NONE
DA IV 10040             0  1 0 UNDEAD FROGS 694     AVENGING ZILTHOR      693  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

If all goes as planned, we should be back on the sands this turn.  It's good to be
home. -- Sea Dogs

The Dubliner -- One more like that and I could in theory stop trying to win. -- A's
Special Blend

Gurgles -- Beautiful!  There is no feeling quite like getting punked by a warrior out
of your league! -- Dan

Hellfire / Ruth -- Thanks for the wonderful display last turn.  Always nice to watch
a fight with that kind of excitement!  Obviously I enjoyed the results, too, but it
would have been worth it either way! -- Assur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA IV was butchered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WOMAN OVERBOARD was slaughtered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BAD GUINESS was easily killed by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
MAN OVERBOARD was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
DA II was butchered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
DA III was murdered by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
DA 1 was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
DERRY DARLIN was devastated by BABY ON BOARD in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER overpowered A'S SPECIAL BLEND in a 1 minute uneven melee.
HARBOR MASTER vanquished THE DUBLINER in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
KILL KITTEN won victory over CAFFREY in a popular 3 minute brutal veteran's duel.
GURGLES overcame DAN in a 3 minute bout.
RUTH defeated FINN MACCOOL in a 2 minute match.
THE COLOR OF DUMB savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute bloody competition.
COCKEYED UMBRELLA devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
SLIPPERY MICKEY devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
AARON was viciously subdued by FROG ZOMBIE in a 1 minute beginner vs. veteran fight.
TORREN handily defeated LEG OF LAMB in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  17 -  2      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  12 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  17 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  16 -  2      30  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         6 -  15 -  0      29  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  11 -  0      21  |

Turn 693 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BABY ON BOARD 10078        14   0  1  130 SEA DOGS (224)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARBOR MASTER 10008        14   5  0  116 SEA DOGS (224)
AIMED BLOW       KILL KITTEN 6843           12  11  1   91 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
LUNGING ATTACK   DERRY DARLIN 10093         12   6  0   91 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUTH 10121                 19   7  0   66 SHEPHERDS (252)
PARRY-STRIKE     DAN 10152                   8   6  1   39 SHEPHERDS (252)
TOTAL PARRY      COCKEYED UMBRELLA 10171     8   3  0   36 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BABY ON BOARD 10078.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CAFFREY 10012.  The ten other most popular fighters were KILL KITTEN 6843, 
HARBOR MASTER 10008, FINN MACCOOL 10146, BABY ON BOARD 10078, LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER 
10031, FROG ZOMBIE 10041, RUTH 10121, THE COLOR OF DUMB 10170, SLIPPERY MICKEY 10198, 
and TORREN 9996.

The least popular fighter this week was LEG OF LAMB 10212.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE DUBLINER 10107, A'S SPECIAL BLEND 9575, DA III 10039, DA II 
10038, MAN OVERBOARD 10210, WOMAN OVERBOARD 10211, DA IV 10040, AARON 10208, COCKEYED 
UMBRELLA 10171, and DAN 10152.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER (18-10031) SEA DOGS (224)