DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/21/2008    Duedate: 06/03/2008

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-587

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRIFTER
BAD BEAT (565)
(21-6546) [16-4-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRIFTER                        POSITION IS EMPTY
BAD BEAT (565)                 
(21-6546) [16-4-0,113]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOORMAN                        SURLY DECKHAND
LIGHT BRIGADE (549)            SEA DOGS (533)
(21-6346) [17-22-0,73]         (21-6568) [14-4-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GRIM FANDANGO (454)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH MOB 4 (567)           35
2. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         27      BRANDY HALL (515)
3. SEA DOGS (533)              27      Unchartered Team
4. BAD BEAT (565)              19
5. SWORD OPERA (323)           16       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 BRANDY HALL (515)         10   4  0 71.4   1/ 1 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      12  3 0
 2/ 1 SEA DOGS (533)            84  41  7 67.2   2/ 3 SEA DOGS (533)            8  7 2
 3/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      165 101  3 62.0   3/ 7 SWORD OPERA (323)         8  7 0
 4/ 3 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         32  20  1 61.5   4/ 5 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         8  7 0
 5/ 0 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     75  62  4 54.7   5/ 2 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       7  8 0
 6/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      444 378 15 54.0   6/ 4 BAD BEAT (565)            6  6 2
 7/ 4 BAD BEAT (565)            49  42  5 53.8   7/ 6 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       6  8 0
 8/ 6 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       97  97  0 50.0   8/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)           4  5 0
 9/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)     140 170  9 45.2   9/ 9 LITERATE LOONS (538)      4 11 0
10/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)          223 313 14 41.6  10/ 0 BRANDY HALL (515)         1  0 0
11/ 9 SWORD OPERA (323)        527 788 20 40.1  11/ 0 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     1  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 597): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 479): KEY LIME of SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 605): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 601): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 600): TIFFINAL of WIZARDS'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 604): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 601): ERASMUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 596): DIO of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 587): MIDNIGHT of WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 586): GRIFTER of BAD BEAT (Osage, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 560): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 550): CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 537): WINKY DINK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 486): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 233): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 221): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 435): RUSSIAN BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): HOCKEY of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 479): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 597): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 479): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 605): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 601): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 600): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 604): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 601): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 596): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 587): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 586): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 560): MINDSOVERMATTER (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 550): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 537): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 486): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 233): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 221): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 435): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 479) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 603): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): DIGGER WASP of FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 595): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GOLDENBEARD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 537): WINKY DINK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
SUNSET.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Coming 
up with a solid 3-2-0 outing, SWORD OPERA has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for KORLAC, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing 
LAGERKVIST like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  LAGERKVIST was beat by KORLAC and drops 15 points.  
Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  GRIFTER made 
a Bloodfeud against SLYTHR this week.  Our battling duelmaster GRIFTER has managed to 
hold the title, fending off SLYTHR's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next 
time, GRIM FANDANGO.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps 
T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the SUNSET arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid NOMADIC TRIBE, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does SUNSET really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling 
your rasberries, cause GRIM FANDANGO beats feet every time NOMADIC TRIBE smiles at 
them.  Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, URSA MINOR 
would be president.  Although it may be a contest she doesn't want to win.  In a 
touching display by a 'touched' warrior, HOGSNORT went after SURLY DECKHAND, who was 
higher by 20 points.  Well, when the dust settled, HOGSNORT was defeated by SURLY 
DECKHAND.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Well, the arena is no place for slow learners (and 
hopefully T.P.s) and DUDE demonstrated that very violently on URSA MINOR's body.  In 
the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, SLYTHR was mashed by GRIFTER, who let SLYTHR 
know that killing members of BAD BEAT is a no-no.  Here's some advice:  warriors with 
little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in SUNSET have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it 
hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIFTER 6546                 16   4  0   113       BAD BEAT (565)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISASHI SAN 6084             16  12  1   101       KANO CLAN (106)
 NEVERMOOR 6527               17   8  0    93       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLEDD 6565                   13   6  0    87       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 HAMMETT 6488                 16  16  2    86       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-RUDE BUDDHA 5765             16  11  0    86       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 STAY GOLD 6512               18  11  2    84       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 KEROUAC 6566                 10   9  1    81       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-AGENT 99 5840                10   6  0    80       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 KORLAC 6574                   6   4  0    74       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 FOORMAN 6346                 17  22  0    73       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 ASSASSIN 6495                15  12  0    73       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 TILT 6544                    12   8  1    69       BAD BEAT (565)
 SLYTHR 6597                   7   5  2    69       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUDE 6599                     6   5  4    66       BAD BEAT (565)
 KNOTHANDLER 6555              8   4  1    65       SEA DOGS (533)
 ROSSMONT 6228                10  14  2    64       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SARADOC 5987                  9   4  0    61       BRANDY HALL (515)
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568          14   4  0    58       SEA DOGS (533)
 BREAKSPERE 6189              10  23  0    57       SWORD OPERA (323)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEGA ROKU 6091               12  14  3    53       KANO CLAN (106)
 LAGERKVIST 6532               9  15  0    53       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 WHITMAN 6531                 10  14  0    52       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 RESERVE GUARD 6595            8   5  0    48       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VORG 6576                     7   4  0    44       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 DANTE FURIOSO 6589            7   6  0    44       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BARON TONE 6249              10  11  0    41       SWORD OPERA (323)
 BALZAC 6536                   9  14  0    41       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 HOGSNORT 6598                 5   5  0    37       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 SOMA 6635                     4   0  0    34       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAMMA 6618                    5   2  1    27       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 SALTY 6607                    4   3  0    25       SEA DOGS (533)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PILSON 6643                   2   1  0    22       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642          2   1  0    21       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-DANG CHAO 6632                2   2  0    20       KANO CLAN (106)
 THELONIUS 6631                3   2  0    19       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MERRY LEONA 6591              2  12  0    18       SWORD OPERA (323)
 XIAN PING 6594                3   7  0    17       KANO CLAN (106)
 STELLITA 6634                 1   3  0    13       SWORD OPERA (323)
 TRAIN IN VAIN 6649            1   0  0    13       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-GORBADOC 5985                 1   0  0    11       BRANDY HALL (515)
 BUMBOO SWILLER 6650           1   0  0    11       SEA DOGS (533)
-LIU BONG 6630                 2   0  1    10       KANO CLAN (106)
 RAIDER 6617                   1   7  0    10       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645        1   1  0     4       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SUCKER PUNCH 6648             0   1  0     1       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 THAR STONEWALL 6652           0   1  0     1       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CHASER 6636             0  4 0 BAD BEAT 565         DARK CHAMPION         587  NONE
MANI 6633               0  1 0 BAD BEAT 565         LIU BONG 6630         583  NONE
RAKE 6608               3  3 0 BAD BEAT 565         SLYTHR 6597           584  JUST REVENGED
IOPIA 6573              5  1 0 DEATH MOB 4 567      ROCK 6540             583  NOT REVENGED
TENGRI KHAN 6586        8  5 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    DUDE 6599             585  REVENGED
URSA MINOR 6526        14 12 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    DUDE 6599             587   
REED 6539               6 12 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 564  HAMMETT 6488          583  NOT REVENGED
MAN OVERBOARD 6651      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 533         STONE GOLEM           587  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dude and Bad Beat -- Your condolences on the loss of Tengri Khan are appreciated.  We
will keep that in mind as we decide how many times to carry out the bloodfeud.  The
first, at least, was successful.  Such is the cost of killing. -- Ursa Minor and the
tribe

Stellita -- No, but rumor has it the name was inspired by the Monk.  Sadly, my skills
with the horn would be of no use to your operas.  I just barely avoided being named
"Thelonius Punk." -- Thelonius Hunk (How's that?)

Raider -- We have heard that Woody has patience, but you must be trying even the
patience of a hunk of wood!  Good luck continuing to fight during the daytime. --
Thelonius

Bad Beat -- We are. -- Grim Fandango

Bad Beat -- Who's it gonna be, boys??  Pressure's on, don't lose that throne to an
upstart like me now.... -- Slythr

Lagerkvist -- Not on your best day. -- Nevermoor

Misashi San -- Heeeyyy, you can't go and re-avenge my revenge challenge!  Looks like
my little specialty strat needs a bit of work. -- Stay Gold

Merry Leona -- Thankyouverymuchgoodnight!! -- Soma

Korlac -- Of course I was desperate!  I told you THREE times that I had a broken
finger, and you insisted on performing an appendectomy on me instead.  Gods! --
Breakspere
P.S.  And my finger is still broken.

Whitman -- If you could only carry a tune, I would teach you a remarkable song much
admired in certain circles. -- Baron Tone
P.S.  Not to mention the squares and crescents.

Soma -- You're too tall. -- Merry Leona
P.S.  What else is there to say?

Hogsnort -- Euwh!  (shaking his hand to clear it and trying to wipe off the front of
his armor at the same time)  Cover your mouth next time. -- Rossmont

Lead Instructor -- Is that "Lead" as in a heavy metal, or "Lead" as in showing the
way? -- Stellita
P.S.  Do you dance?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHASER was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
GRIFTER overpowered SLYTHR in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud Title duel.
URSA MINOR was viciously butchered by DUDE in a 2 minute gory Bloodfeud fight.
BLEDD demolished FOORMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
KORLAC vanquished LAGERKVIST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HOGSNORT was savagely defeated by SURLY DECKHAND in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
THELONIUS was handily defeated by VORG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
PILSON viciously subdued MERRY LEONA in a popular 4 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
XIAN PING lost to SALTY in a popular 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
MISASHI SAN overcame HAMMETT in a exciting 1 minute veteran's bout.
KEROUAC narrowly defeated TILT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute master's competition.
STAY GOLD narrowly defeated KNOTHANDLER in a crowd pleasing 6 minute veteran's brawl.
NEVERMOOR overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute bloody one-sided duel.
SARADOC viciously subdued BALZAC in a exciting 3 minute bloody fray.
ROSSMONT bested RESERVE GUARD in a 2 minute brawl.
ASSASSIN overpowered MEGA ROKU in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BREAKSPERE overpowered GAMMA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WHITMAN overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BARON TONE was narrowly defeated by DANTE FURIOSO in a exciting 8 minute gory duel.
SOMA handily defeated RAIDER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
STELLITA devastated SUCKER PUNCH in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
LEAD INSTRUCTOR overpowered ULLRICH BLADESONG in a 2 minute uneven fight.
TRAIN IN VAIN overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BUMBOO SWILLER overpowered THAR STONEWALL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  18 -  3      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  35 -  8      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  21 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  14 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         AIMED BLOW        34 -  28 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  14 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  24 -  2      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  22 -  0      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  29 -  0      34  |

Turn 587 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    5 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GRIFTER 6546               16   4  0  113 BAD BEAT (565)
LUNGING ATTACK   MISASHI SAN 6084           16  12  1  101 KANO CLAN (106)
AIMED BLOW       NEVERMOOR 6527             17   8  0   93 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    STAY GOLD 6512             18  11  2   84 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
SLASHING ATTACK  ASSASSIN 6495              15  12  0   73 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
BASHING ATTACK   SURLY DECKHAND 6568        14   4  0   58 SEA DOGS (533)
WALL OF STEEL    RESERVE GUARD 6595          8   5  0   48 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FOORMAN 6346.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SURLY DECKHAND 6568.  The ten other most popular fighters were SARADOC 5987, 
KNOTHANDLER 6555, BARON TONE 6249, PILSON 6643, XIAN PING 6594, TILT 6544, DUDE 6599, 
STAY GOLD 6512, ROSSMONT 6228, and STELLITA 6634.

The least popular fighter this week was THAR STONEWALL 6652.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645, SUCKER PUNCH 6648, RAIDER 6617, GAMMA 
6618, MEGA ROKU 6091, THELONIUS 6631, LAGERKVIST 6532, SLYTHR 6597, MAN OVERBOARD 
6651, and BALZAC 6536.