DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/25/2009    Duedate: 03/10/2009

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-607

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUGAR MAGNOLIA
COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
(21-5955) [13-4-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUGAR MAGNOLIA                 POSITION IS EMPTY
COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)         
(21-5955) [13-4-0,117]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BARON TONE                     LEAD INSTRUCTOR
SWORD OPERA (323)              LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
(21-6249) [19-22-0,79]         (21-6642) [12-11-0,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LIGHT BRIGADE (549)         40
2. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         36      COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
3. COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)      25      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH MOB 4 (567)           25
5. SWORD OPERA (323)           24      JUST DON'T CARE (416)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   105  55  3 65.6   1/ 1 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   11  4 0
 2/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      230 134 10 63.2   2/ 3 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       9  5 1
 3/ 4 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         89  62  2 58.9   3/ 8 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       8  7 0
 4/ 3 SEA DOGS (533)           128  91 11 58.4   4/ 5 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         7  8 0
 5/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      494 417 18 54.2   5/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       7  8 0
 6/ 6 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)    101  87  6 53.7   6/ 6 LITERATE LOONS (538)      6  9 1
 7/ 7 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)      149 145  4 50.7   7/ 4 KANO CLAN (106)           5  4 2
 8/ 8 LITERATE LOONS (538)     184 226 10 44.9   8/ 7 SWORD OPERA (323)         5 10 0
 9/ 9 KANO CLAN (106)          258 346 18 42.7   9/10 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     3  3 0
10/10 SWORD OPERA (323)        565 849 21 40.0  10/ 9 SEA DOGS (533)            3 11 1

    '*'   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 617): JETSAM of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 499): GROND of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 625): RIGATONI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 620): JAMMY LARKE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 621): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 621): LORD T. JEEBUS of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 612): JOLEEN KRUZ of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 607): DECK APE of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 616): TOAD LIKCER of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 578): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 570): AVERAGE JOE of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 256): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 554): DIPSY DIXIE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 505): VARGOI of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 243): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 231): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 455): CHATTI of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 207): UM-PAH of ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 499): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 617): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 499): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 625): SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 620): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 621): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 621): AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 612): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 607): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 606): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 578): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 570): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 256): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 554): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 505): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 243): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 231): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 455): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 207): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 499) FLOPS et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 617): JETSAM of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 620): DEADLY DUO of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 620): NEANDERTHAL of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 616): TOAD LIKCER of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 569): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 554): DIPSY DIXIE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 505): VARGOI of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 504): GARANH of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 231): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 455): CHATTI of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
                               INVUR KREB of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as LIGHT BRIGADE can attest...  SWORD OPERA had cause to celebrate, 
after ROSE LAMONT got 20 points by beating MAKITA KANE.  A certain someone should cut 
down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 17 points to ROSE LAMONT.  
(Discrete enough, MAKITA KANE?) You could cut the tension with a scimitar as JAGARE 
of NOMADIC TRIBE met the Duelmaster.  JAGARE found out that SUNSET isn't a democracy. 
You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who was the warrior seen charging 
into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in NOMADIC TRIBE are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, GRIM FANDANGO scurried away from NOMADIC 
TRIBE.  Oh, the shame!  If challenges were horses, MELLOW FELLOW could open up a fast 
food joint!  MOLOTOV challenged SURLY DECKHAND!  Who says GRIM FANDANGO are just a 
bunch of wimps!  MOLOTOV of GRIM FANDANGO kept his wits as he was overcame by SURLY 
DECKHAND.  Mismatched by 8 points, WHITMAN was defeated by SLYTHR.  Is this really 
worth noting?  I thought SLYTHR showed great skill and promise when he defeated 
WHITMAN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  More than one 
waitress at Wildlife Unlimited was spilling more drinks than usual last week, as 
DESIDERIUS WYLD's early demise became known.  What will NOMADIC TRIBE do???  Ask not 
a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  SUNSET, I leave you now.  
The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at Wildlife Unlimited.  'Til next time-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955          13   4  0   117       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RESERVE GUARD 6595           21  12  0   104       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 SLYTHR 6597                  18  11  2   102       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 JAGARE 6660                  15   5  3    99       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MIGHTY BOSSTONE 5969          9   8  1    92       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PILSON 6643                  11  12  1    86       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568          20  18  0    84       SEA DOGS (533)
 LAGERKVIST 6532              20  24  0    84       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642         12  11  0    84       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 WHITMAN 6531                 18  26  0    80       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645       13   9  2    80       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BARON TONE 6249              19  22  0    79       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SALTY 6607                   14  13  0    69       SEA DOGS (533)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARALEE JO 6686               9   5  0    65       SWORD OPERA (323)
 RAIDER 6617                  12  16  2    59       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLOTOV 6682                  7   8  2    56       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 ROSE LAMONT 6675              9  10  1    55       SWORD OPERA (323)
-MUTABA IRO 6690               6   4  1    54       KANO CLAN (106)
 MERRY LEONA 6591              8  26  0    50       SWORD OPERA (323)
 ROLISTON 6697                 5   2  0    49       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
-DANG CHAO 6632                6   5  1    44       KANO CLAN (106)
 MOSHI HARU 6704               4   0  1    40       KANO CLAN (106)
 THE MAGIC SHROOM 5984         5   4  2    39       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN 6691         7   5  1    38       SEA DOGS (533)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIU BONG 6630                 8   4  1    36       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUCKER PUNCH 6648             8   9  0    33       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 MAKITA KANE 6681              7   5  0    32       KANO CLAN (106)
 BEULLA BALLBREAKER 6708       3   1  0    27       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 WALLACE 6707                  3   0  0    24       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MILLHAUSER 6705               4   1  0    22       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 RIPSAW 6711                   2   1  0    22       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BLACK LOTUS 6709              1   3  0    21       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 MELLOW FELLOW 6038            4   2  0    14       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036         4   2  0    14       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 NIHILISTIC MONK 6706          2   3  1    12       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 KORRELNOS 6699                2   5  0    11       SWORD OPERA (323)
 CHANDLER 6721                 1   0  1     7       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 CARVER 6710                   1   3  0     6       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BERSERKER 6702                0   6  0     6       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THUG 6722               0  1 0 DEATH MOB 4 567      STONE GOLEM           607  NONE
UNWORTHY II 6718        0  1 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    ARENAMASTER HART      607  NONE
MELVILLE 6698           0  3 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   NIHILISTIC MONK 6706  603  REVENGED
POE 6701                2  3 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   MOLOTOV 6682          606   
DESIDERIUS WYLD 6703    3  2 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    MOSHI HARU 6704       607   
SUNDOG 6715             0  2 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    QUICKSILVER           607  NONE
SUNSET MAULER 6695      3  4 1 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN 6691 605  JUST REVENGED
SVALBARD 6714           0  2 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    CHANDLER 6721         607   
GROG SWILLER 6677       6  7 1 SEA DOGS 533         MUTABA IRO 6690       605   
MAN OVERBOARD 6719      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 533         ARENAMASTER HART      607  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wallace -- Have you met my friend Beulla Ballbreaker?  I think she is coming to pay
you a visit soon. -- Black Lotus

Baron -Tone - He does have warts on his tongue.  I saw them when he was sticking it
out at me after his win.  So gross! -- Pilson

Lifeboat Captain -- Sunset Mauler has been avenged.  Should I try that again? --
Ullrich

Bossy -- Hey, it wasn't another bloodfeud, just a surprising random matchup.  I'll
take the win. -- Jagare

Wallace -- What a sad and ugly fight.  How is a Sundog supposed to fight at night
anyway?

     With a flashlight?  Dark-vision glasses?  Be creative.

Moshi -- Nice to see some Kanos brave enough to take the sands.  Now I just need to
turn around the results from that one. -- Svalbard

I smoked what?!! -- Well, something got smoked...I think it was me. -- Ripsaw

Baron Tone -- And you were almost back to .500, too.  Sorry dude. -- Slythr

Loons -- An unfortunate matchup for the young ripper, to be sure.  I await the
bloodfeud.  Hopefully you'll represent a bit better than the team from the last
warrior I planted. -- Molotov

Sundog -- Mmm, that doesn't bode well for you, does it? -- Wallace

...And the creep towards 500 continues....

Floyd -- You continue to kick a$$ and take names...well played, sir!  Now just a bit
livelier with the ads, columns and such! -- Stik

Roliston -- You have good moves, have you ever considered being a ballerino? -- Rose
Lamont

Slythr -- Slippery devil, aren't you?  Odd for someone so tall and hairy, but life is
full of oddity. -- Baron Tone

Lead Instructor -- All things considered, you aren't that good an instructor.  One
skill?  Piffling. -- Merry Leona

Raider -- Too light, eh.  Armor is your friend. -- Saralee Jo

Millhauser -- I knew a loon once.  I liked to listen to its loony tunes in the night.
-- Korrelnos

Our congratulations to Toad Licker, despite his weird habits. -- Jorja and the Sword
Opera cast
P.S.  Have you considered Vlad the Inhaler for a member of Cosmic Freak Out?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUNDOG was butchered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THUG was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
MAN OVERBOARD was easily killed by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
UNWORTHY II was assassinated by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ULLRICH BLADESONG devastated LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
PILSON was demolished by SUGAR MAGNOLIA in a 1 minute Challenge Title competition.
SLYTHR vanquished WHITMAN in a 1 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
JAGARE was viciously subdued by TOAD LICKER in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
LAGERKVIST was vanquished by RESERVE GUARD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MOLOTOV was overpowered by SURLY DECKHAND in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ROLISTON defeated MERRY LEONA in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MOSHI HARU put to death DESIDERIUS WYLD in a 1 minute novice's Challenge bout.
BLACK LOTUS demolished KORRELNOS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
WALLACE outlasted I SMOKED WHAT?!! in a unpopular 14 minute gory Challenge match.
BEULLA BALLBREAKER overcame MELLOW FELLOW in a 3 minute gory Challenge conflict.
LEAD INSTRUCTOR viciously subdued BARON TONE in a 5 minute master's bout.
SALTY was overpowered by MIGHTY BOSSTONE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched brawl.
SARALEE JO overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
RAIDER savagely defeated LIU BONG in a exciting 2 minute gory bout.
ROSE LAMONT handily defeated MAKITA KANE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SUCKER PUNCH was savagely defeated by THE MAGIC SHROOM in a 2 minute fight.
BERSERKER was overpowered by MILLHAUSER in a 1 minute uneven fray.
CARVER was handily defeated by RIPSAW in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SVALBARD was killed by CHANDLER in a 2 minute novice's fight.
NIHILISTIC MONK won victory over CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -   7 -  1      76  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  23 -  3      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  23 -  2      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        27 -  25 -  1      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  35 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  22 -  2      37  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  30 -  0      33  |

Turn 607 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955        13   4  0  117 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
WALL OF STEEL    RESERVE GUARD 6595         21  12  0  104 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
BASHING ATTACK   SURLY DECKHAND 6568        20  18  0   84 SEA DOGS (533)
STRIKING ATTACK  LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642       12  11  0   84 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
PARRY-STRIKE     ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645     13   9  2   80 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-LUNGE      SALTY 6607                 14  13  0   69 SEA DOGS (533)
AIMED BLOW       SARALEE JO 6686             9   5  0   65 SWORD OPERA (323)
TOTAL PARRY      ROLISTON 6697               5   2  0   49 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSHI HARU 6704             4   0  1   40 KANO CLAN (106)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BARON TONE 6249.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642.  The ten other most popular fighters were BARON TONE 6249, 
RAIDER 6617, THE MAGIC SHROOM 5984, BEULLA BALLBREAKER 6708, NIHILISTIC MONK 6706, 
SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955, SLYTHR 6597, RESERVE GUARD 6595, ROLISTON 6697, and MOSHI HARU 
6704.

The least popular fighter this week was WALLACE 6707.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036, CARVER 6710, BERSERKER 6702, MAKITA KANE 6681, 
SALTY 6607, MELLOW FELLOW 6038, KORRELNOS 6699, MOLOTOV 6682, LAGERKVIST 6532, and 
WHITMAN 6531.

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

TOAD LICKER (21-5830) COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)