DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/31/2008    Duedate: 02/13/2008

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-553

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IRON MAN
ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
(36-591) [23-9-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IRON MAN                       POSITION IS EMPTY
ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)         
(36-591) [23-9-0,99]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PEG LEG                        PEG LEG
SEA DOGS (545)                 SEA DOGS (545)
(36-6196) [13-11-0,93]         (36-6196) [13-11-0,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)      38
2. MINDSOVERMATTER (507)       20      ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
3. ERRATA (490)                 0      Unchartered Team
4. BABES (416)                  0
5. SEA DOGS (545)              -1       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)    87  66  5 56.9   1/ 3 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)    7  5 1
 2- 2 BABES (416)              298 282 15 51.4   2- 1 BABES (416)               3  5 0
 3- 4 ERRATA (490)              83  97  5 46.1   3/ 2 SEA DOGS (545)            3  6 0
 4/ 3 HELL'S KITCHEN (608)       8  10  0 44.4   4- 4 ERRATA (490)              2  0 0
 5/ 5 SEA DOGS (545)            36  59  2 37.9   5/ 0 MINDSOVERMATTER (507)     1  1 0
 6/ 0 MINDSOVERMATTER (507)     15  27  4 35.7   6/ 5 HELL'S KITCHEN (608)      1  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 589): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 471): EDWARD O'HARE of MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 597): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 593): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 596): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 593): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 588): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 579): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): DJININSKI of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 552): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 542): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): NAKOR of DOG SOLDIERS II (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 529): MASUMI of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 478): ENDLESS WATCH of RAISING RYLYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 427): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): KATSUMOTO of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 471): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 588): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 471): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 597): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 593): JHELUM JUVENILES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 596): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 593): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 588): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 579): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 552): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 542): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 529): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 478): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 427): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): ANTIQUATED LEGACY (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 471) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 471): KORONEDUS of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
               (turn 591): JERI LOUGH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): DJININSKI of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
JHANS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, BABES, since ENGINES 'O' 
DEATH took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see IRON MAN win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, MODERN MYTH beat MAGGOT SOUFFLE and MAGGOT SOUFFLE lost 9 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, PUSS N BOOTS 
has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as IRON MAN takes the Title and last week's bar tab 
from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I 
telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, JHANS?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ENGINES 'O' DEATH, I suppose you'll be glad to know 
you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  
And it looks like HELL'S KITCHEN avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of 
would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  IRON MAN was challenged more times this turn 
than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the JHANS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON MAN 591                 23   9  0    99       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUSS N BOOTS 7165             9   6  0   121       ERRATA (490)
 MODERN MYTH 7251             13   7  1    96       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 PEG LEG 6196                 13  11  0    93       SEA DOGS (545)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGGOT SOUFFLE 7287           7   4  0    75       HELL'S KITCHEN (608)
-COME ON 7143                  8   3  0    69       ERRATA (490)
-RAKAR 5307                   11   6  1    68       IRON TIGERS (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONTESQUIEU 5788              5   4  1    55       MINDSOVERMATTER (507)
 PATCH 7297                    6   4  0    49       SEA DOGS (545)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRONTLINE 7313                4   2  1    31       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 HEGEL 5735                    3   6  1    24       MINDSOVERMATTER (507)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHORTY 7264                   1   1  0    21       ERRATA (490)
 HAWKWIND 7318                 1   3  0    19       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
-KYRA 7316                     2   0  1    17       BABES (416)
-MIRIAM 7320                   1   0  0    11       BABES (416)
-BEEF 7305                     1   1  0     9       ERRATA (490)
-FRIED WORMS 7285              1   3  0     6       HELL'S KITCHEN (608)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SIX FOX DOG 7309        1  3 0 ENGINES 'O' DEATH 72 KYRA 7316             550   
FOUL NAVIGATOR 7293     6  6 0 SEA DOGS 545         FRONTLINE 7313        552   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PEG LEG was bested by IRON MAN in a action packed 4 minute master's Title fight.
MODERN MYTH handily defeated MAGGOT SOUFFLE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FRONTLINE was devastated by MONTESQUIEU in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
PATCH savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
HEGEL was vanquished by HAWKWIND in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  12 -  2      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 553 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      IRON MAN 591               23   9  0   99 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
LUNGING ATTACK   MODERN MYTH 7251           13   7  1   96 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
PARRY-LUNGE      PEG LEG 6196               13  11  0   93 SEA DOGS (545)
STRIKING ATTACK  MONTESQUIEU 5788            5   4  1   55 MINDSOVERMATTER (507)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PEG LEG 6196.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PEG LEG 6196.  The ten other most popular fighters were PATCH 7297, IRON MAN 591, 
MODERN MYTH 7251, MONTESQUIEU 5788, MAGGOT SOUFFLE 7287, HAWKWIND 7318, FRONTLINE 
7313, HEGEL 5735,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HEGEL 5735.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FRONTLINE 7313, HAWKWIND 7318, MAGGOT SOUFFLE 7287, MONTESQUIEU 5788, 
MODERN MYTH 7251, IRON MAN 591, PATCH 7297, PEG LEG 6196,  0, and  0.