DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/17/2014    Duedate: 03/01/2014

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-738

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BARRACUDAFED
ANIMAL PHARM (533)
(18-7627) [12-6-2,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BARRACUDAFED                   RAIN MAN
ANIMAL PHARM (533)             THE MENTORS (609)
(18-7627) [12-6-2,113]         (18-8344) [5-1-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PENGUINICILLIN                 BARRACUDAFED
ANIMAL PHARM (533)             ANIMAL PHARM (533)
(18-7224) [14-15-1,90]         (18-7627) [12-6-2,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NEXT GENERATION (547)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STONE COLD (713)            27
2. ANIMAL PHARM (533)          21      NEXT GENERATION (547)
3. HIP HOP HEROES (511)        14      Unchartered Team
4. STREET PIZZA (106)          14
5. WASTELAND (207)             10      THE MENTORS (609)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 NEXT GENERATION (547)    252 149 11 62.8   1/ 1 NEXT GENERATION (547)     9  3 0
 2/ 3 4-LETTER WORDS (706)     191 127  9 60.1   2/ 2 STREET PIZZA (106)        6  3 0
 3/ 4 ANIMAL PHARM (533)        83  61  6 57.6   3/ 3 4-LETTER WORDS (706)      4  2 0
 4/ 1*THE MENTORS (609)         12   9  1 57.1   4/ 6 ANIMAL PHARM (533)        4  4 1
 5- 5 SEA DOGS (224)           501 447 34 52.8   5/ 7*STONE COLD (713)          4  4 0
 6/ 6 WASTELAND (207)          733 698 43 51.2   6/ 4 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      4  7 0
 7/ 7 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1407 %1356 78 50.9   7- 5 SEA DOGS (224)            2  0 0
 8/10*STONE COLD (713)           4   4  0 50.0   8/ 9 WASTELAND (207)           2  1 0
 9/ 8 STREET PIZZA (106)       777 828 56 48.4   9/11 BEEFCAKES (704)           2  1 0
10/ 9 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      66  81  5 44.9  10/ 8*THE MENTORS (609)         2  7 0
11/11 BEEFCAKES (704)           16  25  0 39.0  11-12*TOLBINS HIVE B (711)      1  3 0
12-12 GOON SQUAD (681)           9  19  0 32.1  12/13 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     0  3 0
13-14*TOLBINS HIVE B (711)       5  14  1 26.3  13-14 GOON SQUAD (681)          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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 747): WYRTHA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 629): CUTPURSE of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 752): DUDE #1 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 724): BEAST MODE of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 748): GOODY TWOSHOES of HISTORICAL KOLACT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 743): BLIND BLAKE of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 751): PUTTY KNIFE of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 736): SALTY DOG of THIRSTY THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 737): R-1 of NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 736): TORINO of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 702): ALOYSIUS THE BEAR of MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 691): TALKS NONSTOP of BASH BROS CHILDREN (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 321): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 684): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 635): ATOMIC PUNK of VAN DUEL (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 303): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 296): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 581): CLOWN CONFETTI of MAGIC INGREDIENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 272): FREELOADER of BASH BROS FRIEND (Assurnasirbanipal)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 629): TOLAIS DEEPHEART of HIGHLANDERS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 747): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 629): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 752): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 724): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 748): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 743): BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 751): SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 736): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 737): NEXT GENERATION (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 736): THE CEREAL KILLERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 702): MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 691): BASH BROS CHILDREN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 321): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 684): DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 635): VAN DUEL (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 303): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 296): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 581): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 272): BB INFOMERICAL (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 629) BRUTAL LEGION et al (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 746): GRASSCUTTER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 723): ULTIMATE WRATH of LUROCIANS Z2 (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 743): BLIND BLAKE of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                (turn 742): TOM TIGER of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
                            DOVAHKIIN of SKYRIM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 750): BIG BAD DADDY JR of WESTNMAFIA (?, mgr.)
                           BALBOA of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
                           GUMBERCULES of ADULT SWIM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 736): HREIDMAR THE RED of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
               (turn 735): SLITHERING IDIOT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 736): MC SHAN of HIP HOP HEROES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 735): JUSTIN CREDIBLE of D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
                           GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE of TOON INN (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 635): PUMA of WILDCATS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                 (turn 634): HELPER of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 272): SERVED of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     After nearly a year without actually fighting in the arena, it is a bit
troublesome to return.  I lost my first fight, not surprisingly, but was able to
right myself in my second.  At the end of the day, I went 5-3 in my champions
tourney, very respectable for one of my style.  Now it is just a matter of finishing
out my career here in Talcama.
     MC Shan, here I come.  I intend to avenge that loss you gave my teammate last
turn and beat another graduating Hip Hop Hero!
     R-1

     MC Shan accounted himself very well.  Even had me worried for a short time.
This turn will likely bring a striker opponent, but I'm going to give it my best.
Regardless, today will be my final turn for a long while.  Assur wants his next
generation of Next Generation warriors to all graduate on the same turn.

R-1

***
note from Assur
Because I've been asked before, R-1 was unsuccessfully named as a cross between a
Borg designation and R2D2.  Pretty weak name, I know, but that was the original
intent and I accept all responsibility for the failure.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  STONE COLD had cause to celebrate, after ROCKY 
got 16 points by beating FROGS FORM THE SKY.  TOO SUAVE certainly had a baffled 
expression on its face, after losing to PICK HARD and losing 7 points in the process! 
You could cut the tension with a scimitar as BARRACUDAFED of ANIMAL PHARM met the 
Duelmaster.  In TALCAMA, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a 
new Duelmaster, BARRACUDAFED.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable 
walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of ANIMAL PHARM should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of ANIMAL 
PHARM found their efforts at combat frustrated as NEXT GENERATION apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, DIP is the most challenged warrior.  
Take heed TALCAMA, of the unprincipled action of CRUSH THE DOCTOR.  By challenging 
YIPE!, 23 points below him, CRUSH THE DOCTOR besmirches the noble art of dueling.  
CRUSH THE DOCTOR defeated YIPE!.  The whole thing leaves a bitter memory.  
STRAWBABERRY found herself challenged by a warrior 23 below:  SHALE.  SHALE of STONE 
COLD kept its wits as it was bested by STRAWBABERRY.  Willing to win at any cost is 
PENGUINICILLIN, who challenged DIP, 14 points junior.  Our sympathies, DIP!  I 
thought PENGUINICILLIN showed great skill and promise when it beat DIP.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid TALCAMA farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARRACUDAFED 7627            12   6  2   113       ANIMAL PHARM (533)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRUSHING BRATZ 9153          12   5  1   147       NEXT GENERATION (547)
-EDDY 10120                    8   1  0   105       SEA DOGS (224)
 CRUSH THE DOCTOR 9585        11   4  0    97       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 R-1 9490                     16   3  0    95       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 COUNSELOR OBVIOUS 10133      11   3  0    92       NEXT GENERATION (547)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENGUINICILLIN 7224          14  15  1    90       ANIMAL PHARM (533)
 DIP 10267                    18  19  0    73       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YIPE! 10361                   9   4  1    65       4-LETTER WORDS (706)
 PICK HARD 10134               6   1  0    63       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 RAIN MAN 8344                 5   1  0    62       THE MENTORS (609)
 HAMMER FINGER 10342          10   3  1    60       STREET PIZZA (106)
 ABCESS 10356                 10   2  1    57       STREET PIZZA (106)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DRIFTWOOD 10221               6   1  1    56       SEA DOGS (224)
 SPOONIE G 10196              12  16  1    53       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
 LOST 10360                   10   3  0    50       4-LETTER WORDS (706)
-ZOCORCUPINE 7882              6   1  0    43       ANIMAL PHARM (533)
-EXTRA PROTECTION #6 10439     5   1  0    41       BEEFCAKES (704)
-INNOCENT SPHINX 10466         4   0  0    41       WASTELAND (207)
 TOO SUAVE 9338                6   7  0    40       STREET PIZZA (106)
-GOON 3 9711                   3   8  0    39       GOON SQUAD (681)
 SCOTT LA ROCK 10326           3   0  0    37       HIP HOP HEROES (511)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRAWBABERRY 10450            6   1  0    33       BEEFCAKES (704)
-CHUM 10254                    3   1  0    30       SEA DOGS (224)
 HOLY GUACAMOLE 10464          5   2  0    28       WASTELAND (207)
-GOON 2 9705                   3   0  0    26       GOON SQUAD (681)
-IT'S GO TIME 10443            2   3  0    26       WASTELAND (207)
-DA1 10205                     3   1  1    24       HIP HOP HEROES (511)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRANITE 10494                 2   0  0    22       STONE COLD (713)
-980-LB WEAKLING 10436         3   3  0    19       BEEFCAKES (704)
 ROCKY 10497                   1   1  0    17       STONE COLD (713)
 CONFUSION 8347                2   2  0    16       THE MENTORS (609)
-DRONE B2 10456                1   3  0    16       TOLBINS HIVE B (711)
-DRONE B5 10457                2   2  1    15       TOLBINS HIVE B (711)
 EMOTICON 10309                1   1  0    14       THE MENTORS (609)
-DRONE B4 10455                0   4  0    14       TOLBINS HIVE B (711)
-DRONE B3 10453                0   4  0    12       TOLBINS HIVE B (711)
-GOON 1 9704                   2   4  0    10       GOON SQUAD (681)
 SHALE 10498                   1   1  0    10       STONE COLD (713)
-POOL PARTY 10467              2   2  0     8       BEEFCAKES (704)
-GOON 4 9720                   1   2  0     7       GOON SQUAD (681)
-ROWDY RODDY 10496             0   1  0     7       STONE COLD (713)
 OXYCONTIN-TAIL 7915           1   1  0     6       ANIMAL PHARM (533)
-GOON 5 9778                   0   2  0     2       GOON SQUAD (681)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BITTER PILLBUG 10510    0  1 0 ANIMAL PHARM 533     WIRYDON THE GIAN      738  NONE
DA1 10506               0  1 0 HIP HOP HEROES 511   WIRYDON THE GIAN      738  NONE
DA2 10507               0  1 0 HIP HOP HEROES 511   BANDIT PRINCESS       738  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DOOMED 10508            0  1 0 THE MENTORS 609      AVENGING ZILTHOR      738  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

MC Shan -- Thanks for nothing, sir.  That's right, embarrass me after I just TV'd in
Adepts. -- Counselor Obvious

Eddy -- My name wasn't supposed to be taken literally in the arena. -- Crush the
Doctor

Drone B5 -- Is there anything to identify the different drones?  I had trouble
picking as I couldn't tell you apart. -- Pick Hard

Yipe! -- And that is how I prevent other people's headaches!  By not allowing you go
give them out. -- Crush the Doctor

Dip -- I was the better warrior last turn. -- Counselor Obvious

Spoonie G -- Wanted to give another TUM basher a loss, but you were my second choice.
-- Pick Hard

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DOOMED was butchered by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BITTER PILLBUG was murdered by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DA2 was murdered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
BARRACUDAFED viciously subdued R-1 in a 6 minute veteran's Challenge Title contest.
PENGUINICILLIN bested DIP in a popular 6 minute expert's Challenge brawl.
CRUSH THE DOCTOR devastated YIPE! in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
PICK HARD handily defeated TOO SUAVE in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge fight.
OXYCONTIN-TAIL was vanquished by HOLY GUACAMOLE in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SHALE was defeated by STRAWBABERRY in a 2 minute beginner vs. veteran Challenge duel.
COUNSELOR OBVIOUS overpowered RAIN MAN in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
ABCESS overpowered DARK CIRCLE FAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SPOONIE G was devastated by HAMMER FINGER in a 2 minute mismatched conflict.
LOST demolished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory mismatched match.
SCOTT LA ROCK overcame EMOTICON in a popular 3 minute gruesome conflict.
CONFUSION was defeated by GRANITE in a 3 minute struggle.
ROCKY won victory over FROGS FORM THE SKY in a 2 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  10 -  2      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE       24 -  14 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  16 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        21 -  22 -  1      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  36 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  15 -  0      21  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 738 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-LUNGE        3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         5  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BARRACUDAFED 7627          12   6  2  113 ANIMAL PHARM (533)
TOTAL PARRY      R-1 9490                   16   3  0   95 NEXT GENERATION (547)
LUNGING ATTACK   COUNSELOR OBVIOUS 10133    11   3  0   92 NEXT GENERATION (547)
BASHING ATTACK   YIPE! 10361                 9   4  1   65 4-LETTER WORDS (706)
PARRY-LUNGE      ABCESS 10356               10   2  1   57 STREET PIZZA (106)
SLASHING ATTACK  LOST 10360                 10   3  0   50 4-LETTER WORDS (706)
AIMED BLOW       SCOTT LA ROCK 10326         3   0  0   37 HIP HOP HEROES (511)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PENGUINICILLIN 7224.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BARRACUDAFED 7627.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCOTT LA ROCK 
10326, PENGUINICILLIN 7224, DIP 10267, PICK HARD 10134, GRANITE 10494, HAMMER FINGER 
10342, R-1 9490, HOLY GUACAMOLE 10464, COUNSELOR OBVIOUS 10133, and ROCKY 10497.

The least popular fighter this week was CONFUSION 8347.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YIPE! 10361, DA2 10507, BITTER PILLBUG 10510, DOOMED 10508, EMOTICON 
10309, SPOONIE G 10196, RAIN MAN 8344, TOO SUAVE 9338, DA1 10506, and LOST 10360.