DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/26/2012    Duedate: 12/08/2012

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-706

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KILL KITTEN
ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
(18-6843) [22-14-1,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KILL KITTEN                    FROG ZOMBIE
ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)          UNDEAD FROGS (694)
(18-6843) [22-14-1,135]        (18-10041) [5-3-1,89]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GURGLES                        COCKEYED UMBRELLA
CENTER FOR OLDS (108)          CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
(18-10111) [21-19-1,104]       (18-10171) [16-8-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEPHERDS (252)             18
2. ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)       17      CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
3. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)        8      Unchartered Team
4. ALCHEMY (443)                5
5. HIP HOP HEROES (511)         0      UNDEAD FROGS (694)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1363 %1317 77 50.9   1/ 1 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     9  6 0
 2/ 2 SHEPHERDS (252)          836 975 41 46.2   2- 2 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      4  1 1
 3/ 0 LACONIANS (487)           44  55  2 44.4   3/ 3 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     3  0 0
 4/ 4 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)     38  48  3 44.2   4/ 5 SHEPHERDS (252)           3  9 0
 5/ 6 ALCHEMY (443)             62  92  2 40.3   5/ 8*UNDEAD FROGS (694)        1  3 0
 6- 7 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      20  36  1 35.7   6/ 9 ALCHEMY (443)             1  4 0
 7/ 9*UNDEAD FROGS (694)         5  14  1 26.3   7/ 0 LACONIANS (487)           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

     How NOT to succeed

(sensationalized conversation between Suave and Assur)
     "Hey Suave, I was just thinking after my last graduate, What do you suppose the
lowest wit/will total a warrior could succeed with and graduate?"
     "I don't know why you'd want to, but you could always scum it up.  Fifteen will
is enough."
     "Eighteen does sound about right.  11-7 or 3-15 being the most likely
candidates.  You might be able to push to 16 total, but lower than that and you're
going to lose  too much."
     "Well you're not going to see me messing around with that.  As you know, I still
use the Doc Legrand method of design (and it serves me well)."
     "Hmmm.  That gives me an idea."
     "Uh oh"
     "What do you suppose the lowest wit/will total you could graduate a warrior
with."
     "3-3, of course, Assur."
     "Sure, but 3 will guys die on their way walking to the arena.  I mean what is
reasonable.  I'd bet I could graduate a 3-7 wit/will warrior."
     "You crazy, old man!"
     "Next chance I get, I'm gonna try it!"

****
While he wasn't 3 wit / 7 will, he was the first super low wit/will warrior I got in
Talcama after this conversation (which in reality was conducted via email and
sensationalized for this spotlight).  A's Special Blend graduated 18(1)-15(1)-14-6-
8(1)-5-21 TP.  Poor/Great Skills estimated at 2/10/11/20/13/1.  Faves were LO/LO LS.
A whole lot of fun and likely sets the record for the lowest wit+will total for a
Lord Protector.  Since rolling him, I have started trying to graduate a 3/7 guy, but
that is another story.  Mostly ran LG/LG or BA/LG in APA/F.

While this is certainly not a recipe for success in the traditional sense, I consider
it a great success to graduate him and frankly he did better than I would have
expected here in Talcama.  He did give Mountain Troll a decent fight, but was unable
to finish the fight.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 715): ALLANA LORIMER of LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 597): PIGSKIN of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 720): HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPO of GENERATION X (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 692): JAEGER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 716): HORSE of ON THE FARM (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 711): LIZZIE BROADAXE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 719): ANZAHANZEK of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 704): DORA T. EXPLORA of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 705): KILL KITTEN of ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 704): HARDY of CAJUN APOCALYPSE (The Cajun, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 670): FANG of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 659): SURFIN' COW of BUCKY FELLINI (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 305): WOXTON of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 652): C-PAPPY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 603): DR. ORPHEUS of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 287): HARAZIM KOREH of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 280): INUYASHA of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 549): KOLBERT MOON of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 256): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 597): ELAYRON of BLOOD + ORANGES (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 715): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 597): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 720): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 692): PEARL JAM (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 716): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 711): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 719): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 714): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 705): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 704): ALL JACKED UP II (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 670): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 659): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 305): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 652): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 603): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 287): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 280): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 549): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 256): MONGREL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 597) DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 714): SHOTGUN DADDY of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            BRANDY of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 596): KINTHIRA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 711): LIZZIE BROADAXE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 710): INK AND STEEL of INK & STEEL FOREVER (Floyd, mgr.)
                            ALUCARD of GOLDEN DAWN (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 703): BATIATUS of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 705): NEVER FOREVER of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 703): PIETROS of BLOOD AND SAND (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                           GITCHIGOOMIE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 669): VIPER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 280): INUYASHA of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
              (turn 279): ELMINSTER of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, 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.  UNDEAD FROGS turned their 0-1-0 turn 
into a 5th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see AARON win a fight 
and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, AARON beat RAY DARTON and RAY DARTON lost 14 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like TALCAMA has some guts at least, KILL 
KITTEN the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  RUTH challenged 
TALCAMA's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
TALCAMA may be getting bland, as KILL KITTEN stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a 
very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, 
don't you, TALCAMA?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  CENTER FOR OLDS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like SHEPHERDS avoided them the most this 
turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     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.  Glad to see the back 
of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILL KITTEN 6843             22  14  1   135       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIPPERY MICKEY 10198        11   7  0   111       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 SPAM GOLEM 5901              19  23  2   105       ALCHEMY (443)
 GURGLES 10111                21  19  1   104       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 RUTH 10121                   27  12  0    93       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROG ZOMBIE 10041             5   3  1    89       UNDEAD FROGS (694)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AARON 10208                   9   6  0    66       SHEPHERDS (252)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COCKEYED UMBRELLA 10171      16   8  0    56       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-RAKIM 10141                   5   0  0    53       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
 RAY DARTON 9708              15   7  0    52       LACONIANS (487)
-BEAKER 7338                   7   5  0    42       ALCHEMY (443)
-RED ALERT 10125               3   4  0    38       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
-HOMUNCULUS 7979               6   7  0    37       ALCHEMY (443)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIPSTICK 10268                3   2  1    30       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIP 10267                     4   1  0    22       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-SPOONIE G 10196               1   1  0    18       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
-MICHAELIS 10167               3   1  0    16       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
-DA1 10205                     1   0  1    14       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
 DREGS 8397                    2   3  0     9       ALCHEMY (443)
-DEODANTH 10164                1   3  1     7       ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BEAR ENCOUNTER 10274    0  1 0 SHEPHERDS 252        BANDIT PRINCESS       706  NONE
WOLF ATTACK 10275       0  1 0 SHEPHERDS 252        MOUNTAIN TROLL        706  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Frog Zombie -- And that is what should have happened many turns ago, if you hadn't
ducked out of the Bloodfeud. -- Ruth

Cockeyed Umbrella -- The pen may be mightier than the sword, but umbrellas are a
fickle weapon at best.  Granted, your umbrella can be pretty devastating, but only
when it doesn't snap in two. -- Aaron

I tried to submit a version of my spotlight last turn, but HAL was not kind to me two
weeks ago... -- Assur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WOLF ATTACK was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BEAR ENCOUNTER was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
RUTH was demolished by KILL KITTEN in a 2 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
SPAM GOLEM unbelievably bested FROG ZOMBIE in a 2 minute veteran's contest.
SLIPPERY MICKEY overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GURGLES devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
RAY DARTON was viciously subdued by AARON in a unpopular 16 minute bloody match.
COCKEYED UMBRELLA savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 6 minute melee.
LIPSTICK was vanquished by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DREGS was vanquished by DIP in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   9 -  2      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  11 -  0      35  |

Turn 706 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KILL KITTEN 6843           22  14  1  135 ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (504)
BASHING ATTACK   SLIPPERY MICKEY 10198      11   7  0  111 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
PARRY-STRIKE     GURGLES 10111              21  19  1  104 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RUTH 10121                 27  12  0   93 SHEPHERDS (252)
LUNGING ATTACK   FROG ZOMBIE 10041           5   3  1   89 UNDEAD FROGS (694)
TOTAL PARRY      COCKEYED UMBRELLA 10171    16   8  0   56 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
PARRY-LUNGE      RAY DARTON 9708            15   7  0   52 LACONIANS (487)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GURGLES 10111.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was COCKEYED UMBRELLA 10171.  The ten other most popular fighters were FROG ZOMBIE 
10041, GURGLES 10111, KILL KITTEN 6843, SPAM GOLEM 5901, SLIPPERY MICKEY 10198, WOLF 
ATTACK 10275, BEAR ENCOUNTER 10274, DIP 10267, RUTH 10121, and LIPSTICK 10268.

The least popular fighter this week was AARON 10208.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RAY DARTON 9708, DREGS 8397, LIPSTICK 10268, RUTH 10121, DIP 10267, 
BEAR ENCOUNTER 10274, WOLF ATTACK 10275, SLIPPERY MICKEY 10198, SPAM GOLEM 5901, and 
KILL KITTEN 6843.

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

NEVER FOREVER (18-9308) STREET PIZZA (106)