DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/14/2008    Duedate: 02/27/2008

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-554

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IRON MAN
ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
(36-591) [24-9-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PEG LEG                        PEG LEG
SEA DOGS (545)                 SEA DOGS (545)
(36-6196) [13-12-0,97]         (36-6196) [13-12-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MINDSOVERMATTER (507)       53
2. BABES (416)                 27      ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
3. ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)       9      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (545)               2
5. ERRATA (490)                 0      NEWSCASTERS (502)

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)    90  67  5 57.3   1/ 1 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)    8  4 1
 2/ 2 BABES (416)              299 284 15 51.3   2/ 5 MINDSOVERMATTER (507)     4  3 0
 3- 3 ERRATA (490)              83  97  5 46.1   3/ 2 BABES (416)               2  5 0
 4/ 4 HELL'S KITCHEN (608)       8  11  0 42.1   4/ 3 SEA DOGS (545)            2  6 0
 5/ 6 MINDSOVERMATTER (507)     18  29  4 38.3   5- 4 ERRATA (490)              1  0 0
 6/ 5 SEA DOGS (545)            36  62  2 36.7   6/ 6 HELL'S KITCHEN (608)      0  3 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 590): CHEESE WHIZ of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 598): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 594): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 593): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 589): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 580): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 579): BULLWINKLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 553): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 543): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 428): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 472): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 590): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 598): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 594): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 593): KALTOS KRIMINALS (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 594): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 589): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 580): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 579): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 553): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 543): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 428): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): TITANS III (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 472) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 590): CHEESE WHIZ of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
               (turn 471): KORONEDUS of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, 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 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of JHANS.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  What's a move up by 3 
you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to 
MINDSOVERMATTER.  Practice pays for SPINOZA, who pummelled HAWKWIND, to pocket 21 
points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, SPINOZA was winsome, after beating 
HAWKWIND and seeing him lose 12 points.  PEG LEG found out that JHANS isn't a 
democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in 
JHANS is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it 
works.   
     And how sociable are JHANS' warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some nasty 
rumors, the guys in SEA DOGS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to 
avoid 'em.  Like a pup with its tail between its legs, ENGINES 'O' DEATH scurried 
away from SEA DOGS.  Oh, the shame!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, HAWKWIND is the most challenged 
warrior.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid JHANS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON MAN 591                 24   9  0   104       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             14   7  1   104       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
 PEG LEG 6196                 13  12  0    97       SEA DOGS (545)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGGOT SOUFFLE 7287           7   5  0    72       HELL'S KITCHEN (608)
-COME ON 7143                  8   3  0    69       ERRATA (490)
-RAKAR 5307                   11   6  1    68       IRON TIGERS (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONTESQUIEU 5788              6   4  1    65       MINDSOVERMATTER (507)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PATCH 7297                    6   5  0    42       SEA DOGS (545)
 FRONTLINE 7313                5   2  1    39       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEGEL 5735                    3   7  1    25       MINDSOVERMATTER (507)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHORTY 7264                   1   1  0    21       ERRATA (490)
 SPINOZA 7330                  1   0  0    21       MINDSOVERMATTER (507)
 ROUSSEAU 7328                 1   0  0    20       MINDSOVERMATTER (507)
 MIRIAM 7320                   2   0  0    18       BABES (416)
-KYRA 7316                     2   0  1    17       BABES (416)
-BEEF 7305                     1   1  0     9       ERRATA (490)
 HAWKWIND 7318                 1   4  0     7       ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
-FRIED WORMS 7285              1   3  0     6       HELL'S KITCHEN (608)
 KANT 7329                     0   1  0     1       MINDSOVERMATTER (507)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HAILEY 7333             0  1 0 BABES 416            HIGH ELF              554  NONE
LIZA 7331               0  1 0 BABES 416            RIPPLES DORRIGAN      554  NONE
SIX FOX DOG 7309        1  3 0 ENGINES 'O' DEATH 72 KYRA 7316             550  NOT REVENGED
FOUL NAVIGATOR 7293     6  6 0 SEA DOGS 545         FRONTLINE 7313        552   
MAN OVERBOARD 7326      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 545         BLACK ORC             554  NONE

                                     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

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAILEY was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LIZA was slaughtered by RIPPLES DORRIGAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MAN OVERBOARD was easily killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
IRON MAN unbelievably bested PEG LEG in a popular 3 minute gory master's Title brawl.
MODERN MYTH demolished MAGGOT SOUFFLE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PATCH was vanquished by MONTESQUIEU in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
HEGEL was devastated by FRONTLINE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
HAWKWIND was handily defeated by SPINOZA in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
MIRIAM vanquished KANT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ROUSSEAU vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  13 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  1      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 554 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    4 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      IRON MAN 591               24   9  0  104 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
LUNGING ATTACK   MODERN MYTH 7251           14   7  1  104 ENGINES 'O' DEATH (72)
PARRY-LUNGE      PEG LEG 6196               13  12  0   97 SEA DOGS (545)
STRIKING ATTACK  MONTESQUIEU 5788            6   4  1   65 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 IRON MAN 591, MODERN MYTH 
7251, MONTESQUIEU 5788, SPINOZA 7330, ROUSSEAU 7328, PATCH 7297, FRONTLINE 7313, 
MIRIAM 7320, HAILEY 7333, and LIZA 7331.

The least popular fighter this week was KANT 7329.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAWKWIND 7318, HEGEL 5735, MAGGOT SOUFFLE 7287, MAN OVERBOARD 7326, 
LIZA 7331, HAILEY 7333, MIRIAM 7320, FRONTLINE 7313, PATCH 7297, and ROUSSEAU 7328.