DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/04/2014    Duedate: 08/16/2014

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-750

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUSHI HANGOVER
FISHY FISHY FISH (703)
(18-10313) [6-0-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INZO                           SUSHI HANGOVER
GHAELIE SIDHE (495)            FISHY FISHY FISH (703)
(18-7284) [17-11-2,106]        (18-10313) [6-0-0,117]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GAYLAN OSBORNE                 ROWDY RODDY
HELP WANTED (671)              STONE COLD (713)
(18-9346) [10-8-0,76]          (18-10496) [6-2-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STONE COLD (713)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STONE COLD (713)            35
2. GHAELIE SIDHE (495)         25      HELP WANTED (671)
3. SEA DOGS (224)              20      Unchartered Team
4. HIP HOP HEROES (511)        19
5. FISHY FISHY FISH (703)      14      FISHY FISHY FISH (703)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FISHY FISHY FISH (703)     6   0  0  100   1/ 1 STONE COLD (713)          8  6 0
 2- 2 4-LETTER WORDS (706)     202 136 10 59.8   2/ 3 HELP WANTED (671)         7  3 2
 3/ 5 HELP WANTED (671)        134 111 12 54.7   3/ 2 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)       6  5 2
 4/ 7 SEA DOGS (224)           504 453 34 52.7   4/10 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      5  4 0
 5/11 STONE COLD (713)          21  19  0 52.5   5- 4 STREET PIZZA (106)        3  0 0
 6/ 0 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)    179 165 14 52.0   6/ 8 SEA DOGS (224)            3  6 0
 7- 8 WASTELAND (207)          738 704 43 51.2   7- 5 4-LETTER WORDS (706)      2  0 1
 8/10 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)      119 114 14 51.1   8/13*FISHY FISHY FISH (703)    2  0 0
 9- 9 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1412 %1362 78 50.9   9/ 9 GOON SQUAD (681)          2  6 0
10-12 STREET PIZZA (106)       799 836 57 48.9  10- 6 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     1  1 0
11/13 HIP HOP HEROES (511)      77 107  6 41.8  11-14 WASTELAND (207)           1  1 0
12-14 BEEFCAKES (704)           21  31  0 40.4  12/ 0 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)     1  4 0
13/15 GOON SQUAD (681)          12  25  0 32.4  13-16 BEEFCAKES (704)           0  2 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 759): HRUNTLING of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 641): PIKESTAVE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 764): SFC11 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 736): COTTONBALL of THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 760): HIGHWAY GAMBLER of IT'S ALL OVER NOW (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 755): PRETZEL of LIKE IT! (Mr. Gusto, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 763): MAIDEN HAIR PASTA of SHEWIS PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 748): NOVA CAT of EMPIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 747): DIZZ SCHUIER of HELP WANTED (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 748): SOCRATES OF SHRED of D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 714): ALOYSIUS THE BEAR of MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 703): ASH of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 327): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 696): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 647): FROG BELLY LINT of BATTLE FROGS 03-13 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 309): INNUK SHUK of WORLD BLADES 15 (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 302): HEATH BAR of SHEWISH MUNCHIES (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 593): LUDWIG MILT of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 278): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 641): KING OF DARKHOLM of THOSE WHO RULE
                                                   (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 759): UPSTARTS (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 641): THE RUNAROUND (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 764): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 736): THE BAD BUNNIES (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 760): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 755): BIG SHOTS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 763): SHEWISH PICNIC (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 748): JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 749): STONE COLD (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 748): THE CEREAL KILLERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 714): PORN IN A BARN (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 703): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 327): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 696): DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 647): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 309): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 302): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 593): STRIKER FORCE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 278): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 641): TOON INN et al (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 758): FRAN TIC of UPSTARTS (?, mgr.)
                            FRANK N. STEIN of UPSTARTS (?, mgr.)
                            SANDBOX FURY of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
                            ABYSSINIAN of CAT'S MEOW (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 746): ABCESS of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
                            DIP of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 748): JOE MAMA of D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 703): DEFIANCE of BASH BROS CHILDREN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 695): RAZZ of DEALER'S CHOICE (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 301): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 593): LUDWIG MILT of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
                               KIM NEUW of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 278): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
                               FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, it has been awhile since I have slashed my way across these sands.  It
would figure I get my weapon broke first time out, with no back up.  Certainly it was
a jest by the gods, as it was a Suave warrior I faced and no weapon was r <rejected
by hal>  Seriously though, you should all be busy writing me thank you notes for
infusing some credibility and class into this stink-hole.  At least the stench isn't
quite as bad as it used to be here.  Might correlate to the absence of Doc Steele and
Assur, perhaps the heavy yoke of mediocrity became too much to bear.  One can only
assume.
     I cannot promise to keep this arena relevant with my presence forever, but
mayhap for a few turns the rest of you failures can be witness to something
wonderful.

Looking down on you,

<rejected by hal>

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of TALCAMA!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too 
little dodging gave CENTER FOR OLDS a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Ya gotta 
be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  
HIP HOP HEROES is now ranked 4th with a 3-2-0 turn.  What's with FRANCIS DOLARHYDE?  
He actually beat IMPURE THOUGHTS' THE CATHOLIC PRIEST, and walked away with 21 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at HELP WANTED.  GAYLAN OSBORNE lost 14 points 
to ROWDY RODDY.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe GAYLAN OSBORNE will provide 
more easy wins...  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for FISHY FISHY FISH's 
outstanding member, Duelmaster SUSHI HANGOVER.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
FISHY FISHY FISH.  In my day, no team with a 5-0-0 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, HELP WANTED?  What do people see in GOON 3?  His 3-10-0?  GOON SQUAD ain't 
talkin', but he's got 27 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  SPOONIE G, with his forgettable 15-25-1,  was dealt death by 
INZO in a forgettable match.  HIP HOP HEROES didn't seem to mind very much.  LOWELL 
HALE of HELP WANTED got 9 points for removing another young punk.  Tough luck, HIP 
HOP HEROES!  Yeah, yeah, FRANCIS DOLARHYDE killed THE CATHOLIC PRIEST, who was "too 
young to die."  Well, he was a fighter, and that's what you have to face.  LOWELL 
HALE had a sure-fire victory when he challenged DA1, 30 points below him.  Was anyone 
really surprised when DA1 bit it?  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
TALCAMA is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  
Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUSHI HANGOVER 10313          6   0  0   117       FISHY FISHY FISH (703)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INZO 7284                    17  11  2   106       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOO SUAVE 9338               13  10  1   101       STREET PIZZA (106)
 DIZZ SCHUIER 9345            12   5  1    92       HELP WANTED (671)
-YIPE! 10361                  15   8  2    91       4-LETTER WORDS (706)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROWDY RODDY 10496             6   2  0    87       STONE COLD (713)
 EDDY 10120                    9   2  0    85       SEA DOGS (224)
-LOST 10360                   15   8  0    84       4-LETTER WORDS (706)
-HAMMER FINGER 10342          16   7  1    82       STREET PIZZA (106)
 GAYLAN OSBORNE 9346          10   8  0    76       HELP WANTED (671)
-STRAWBABERRY 10450           11   7  0    75       BEEFCAKES (704)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOWELL HALE 9347             11   7  1    63       HELP WANTED (671)
 PICKLE BYSTROM 9344          10   2  0    57       HELP WANTED (671)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRANITE 10494                 7   4  0    55       STONE COLD (713)
-HASETH 8046                  10  10  1    50       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
 CRIOFAN 8987                  7   8  1    48       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
-HOLY GUACAMOLE 10464         10   8  0    43       WASTELAND (207)
-EXTRA PROTECTION #6 10439     5   1  0    41       BEEFCAKES (704)
-INNOCENT SPHINX 10466         4   0  0    41       WASTELAND (207)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUISER BRODY 10500           4   1  0    30       STONE COLD (713)
-GOON 2 9705                   4   0  0    29       GOON SQUAD (681)
 THE HOMOPHOBE 9542            4   3  1    28       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 COMMON 10519                  5   6  0    27       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
 GOON 3 9711                   3  10  0    27       GOON SQUAD (681)
-IT'S GO TIME 10443            2   3  0    26       WASTELAND (207)
-GOON 1 9704                   3   4  0    25       GOON SQUAD (681)
 THE PESSEMIST 9550            4   2  0    24       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 IVAN KOLOFF 10521             2   2  0    24       STONE COLD (713)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANCIS DOLARHYDE 10564       1   0  1    21       HELP WANTED (671)
 THE DEMOCRAT 9541             3   4  0    20       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-980-LB WEAKLING 10436         3   3  0    19       BEEFCAKES (704)
 CROMLEIGH 10559               2   2  0    16       GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
 GOON 4 9720                   2   3  0    15       GOON SQUAD (681)
-ROGUE WAVE 10482              1   0  0    15       SEA DOGS (224)
 THIRD WIND 10542              1   1  0    14       SEA DOGS (224)
 DRES 10562                    1   0  0    12       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
 NASTY NAS 10547               1   0  0    10       HIP HOP HEROES (511)
-POOL PARTY 10467              2   2  0     8       BEEFCAKES (704)
-MOONDOG SPOT 10553            0   2  0     6       STONE COLD (713)
 GOON 5 9778                   0   5  0     5       GOON SQUAD (681)
 LOIS LERNER 10567             0   1  0     1       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BAD LIEUTENANT 9452     3  5 1 HELP WANTED 671      HASETH 8046           749   
DA1 10205               3  2 1 HIP HOP HEROES 511   LOWELL HALE 9347      750   
SPOONIE G 10196        15 25 1 HIP HOP HEROES 511   INZO 7284             750   
THE CATHOLIC PRI 9566   2  1 0 IMPURE THOUGHTS 672  FRANCIS DOLARHY 10564 750   
GIANT OVERBOARD 10566   0  1 0 SEA DOGS 224         MERCENARY TAO         750  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 10565     0  1 0 SEA DOGS 224         BANDIT PRINCESS       750  NONE
DRONE B6 10532          1  3 0 TOLBINS HIVE B 711   BUSTA 10509           746  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sushi Hangover -- You are one fast fish. -- Eddy

Persistent Beggars and Frogs From the Sky?  Is this what Talcama has come to? --
Third Wind and Rogue Wave

No good recruits, either.  Man overboard!

     Duelmaster -- I note that on both occassions in which hal rejected a word
     or phrase in your column, the over-abundant formatting code seemed to be
     suggesting that some special font, color, or what have you was intended.
     hal doesn't do special stuff.  hal refuses to use, or to transmit, special
     stuff.  Please, try sending plain text, no fancy touches. -- Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GIANT OVERBOARD was butchered by MERCENARY TAO in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
INZO murdered SPOONIE G in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
CRIOFAN vanquished GOON 3 in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
DIZZ SCHUIER was overpowered by SUSHI HANGOVER in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
ROWDY RODDY bested GAYLAN OSBORNE in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
EDDY overpowered GRANITE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
PICKLE BYSTROM devastated THE HOMOPHOBE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
LOWELL HALE easily killed DA1 in a 1 minute uneven melee.
THE DEMOCRAT lost to BRUISER BRODY in a popular 1 minute duel.
GOON 4 lost to THE PESSEMIST in a 2 minute duel.
COMMON defeated CROMLEIGH in a 1 minute veteran vs. beginner fight.
THIRD WIND was beaten by IVAN KOLOFF in a 1 minute fight.
THE CATHOLIC PRIEST was murdered by FRANCIS DOLARHYDE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GOON 5 was handily defeated by DRES in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
NASTY NAS demolished LOIS LERNER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  15 -  2      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  19 -  4      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        22 -  18 -  2      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  25 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 750 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SUSHI HANGOVER 10313        6   0  0  117 FISHY FISHY FISH (703)
LUNGING ATTACK   INZO 7284                  17  11  2  106 GHAELIE SIDHE (495)
SLASHING ATTACK  DIZZ SCHUIER 9345          12   5  1   92 HELP WANTED (671)
BASHING ATTACK   ROWDY RODDY 10496           6   2  0   87 STONE COLD (713)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GAYLAN OSBORNE 9346.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ROWDY RODDY 10496.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRIOFAN 8987, 
GAYLAN OSBORNE 9346, PICKLE BYSTROM 9344, BRUISER BRODY 10500, GOON 4 9720, INZO 
7284, EDDY 10120, COMMON 10519, IVAN KOLOFF 10521, and NASTY NAS 10547.

The least popular fighter this week was LOIS LERNER 10567.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GOON 5 9778, THE CATHOLIC PRIEST 9566, DA1 10205, THE HOMOPHOBE 
9542, GRANITE 10494, DIZZ SCHUIER 9345, GOON 3 9711, GIANT OVERBOARD 10566, MAN 
OVERBOARD 10565, and DRES 10562.

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Effective immediately, any 
teams placed in DM 85 and not transferred out to another arena, will be automatically 
deleted a month after the tournament.  If you have questions about any of your teams, 
please contact Customer Service. -- RSI