DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/02/2012    Duedate: 01/14/2012

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-669

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BETTEY DECKER
GOLDEN CANYON (290)
(26-4881) [11-8-2,52]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BETTEY DECKER                  MASS OF HAIR
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            HAIR EVERYWHERE! (464)
(26-4881) [11-8-2,52]          (26-4606) [5-3-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BETTEY DECKER                  MY GF SHEDS
GOLDEN CANYON (290)            HAIR EVERYWHERE! (464)
(26-4881) [11-8-2,52]          (26-4586) [5-3-0,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN CANYON (290)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN CANYON (290)         35
2. HAIR EVERYWHERE! (464)       4      GOLDEN CANYON (290)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       HAIR EVERYWHERE! (464)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*HAIR EVERYWHERE! (464)    14  11  0 56.0   1/ 1 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      12  3 0
 2/ 3 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      875 960 33 47.7   2/ 2*HAIR EVERYWHERE! (464)    2  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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): ROSE ROOSTER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 287): FANTASSIN of F WORDS (Centauri, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 672): BLOODY KINK of THE SAVAGE KINKS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 675): VINEGAR of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 671): CONSERVATORY of GOTTA GET A CLUE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 668): BETTY FOURS of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 669): LOST IN PACE of PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 633): LORIS DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 630): THE HAND OF DOG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 621): MONSIGNOR MARK of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 516): MISS PASSIN' of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 573): DOMINION of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 687): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 672): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 675): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 671): GOTTA GET A CLUE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 668): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 669): ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 633): CAPTAIN PLANET (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 630): THE STORM FRONT (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 621): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 516): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 573): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 688): ROSE ROOSTER of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 687): BLACK EYE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               CANILIV CAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 674): DARRON POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): JELLIA BOONE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 514): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD 113 (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, I suppose I can use a Mass of Hair to stuff a cushion.

                                 Betty Fours

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to CALEAM once again!  What's with EGLANTINE NOGS?  She actually 
beat CALEAM's TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE, and walked away with 21 more points from the fight. 
Major screwup at GOLDEN CANYON.  RISELLA PILAF lost 8 points to MASS OF HAIR.  Some 
new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe RISELLA PILAF will provide more easy wins...  CALEAM, 
set your sights on KUNG-FU MASTER.  He'll be happy to entertain all requests after 
defeating BETTY FOURS.  BETTEY DECKER looked pretty Duelmasterlike as she took 
CALEAM's top spot with 52 points.  Now, what will BETTY FOURS do?  Advice to fighters 
with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     Warriors of CALEAM unite.  You have only your games to lose!  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTEY DECKER 4881           11   8  2    52       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTY FOURS 4899              8   4  0    49       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 MASS OF HAIR 4606             5   3  0    41       HAIR EVERYWHERE! (464)
 MY GF SHEDS 4586              5   3  0    40       HAIR EVERYWHERE! (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISS CATTY 4927               3   0  0    31       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 RISELLA PILAF 4909            5   4  1    29       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EGLANTINE NOGS 4933           1   0  0    21       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-ON HER BACK 4587              2   4  0    15       HAIR EVERYWHERE! (464)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute the tourney participants.  Probably not going to see those Rookies here? --
Jorja and the Golden Canyon chefs

M. Chardinee has no patience. -- Jellia Boone
P.S.  But he teaches well.

My Gf Sheds -- Don't we all.  Tourney timing, I guess? -- Bettey Decker

Cult Members are picky eaters, and Friendly Constables will eat anything.  A good
pair. -- Risella Pilaf and Miss Catty

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BETTY FOURS slimly lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gruesome fight.
RISELLA PILAF was savagely defeated by MASS OF HAIR in a 1 minute brutal melee.
BETTEY DECKER defeated MY GF SHEDS in a 3 minute bloody Title duel.
MISS CATTY devastated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
EGLANTINE NOGS demolished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 669 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    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BETTEY DECKER 4881         11   8  2   52 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BETTY FOURS 4899            8   4  0   49 GOLDEN CANYON (290)
LUNGING ATTACK   MASS OF HAIR 4606           5   3  0   41 HAIR EVERYWHERE! (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BETTEY DECKER 4881.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MY GF SHEDS 4586.  The ten other most popular fighters were BETTEY DECKER 
4881, MASS OF HAIR 4606, EGLANTINE NOGS 4933, BETTY FOURS 4899, MISS CATTY 4927, 
RISELLA PILAF 4909,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was RISELLA PILAF 4909.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MISS CATTY 4927, BETTY FOURS 4899, EGLANTINE NOGS 4933, MASS OF 
HAIR 4606, BETTEY DECKER 4881, MY GF SHEDS 4586,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
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manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!