DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2011    Duedate: 01/11/2012

JHANS ARENA

DM-36    TURN-647

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RHAKARAS
TEMPLE OF STEEL (167)
(36-1742) [14-10-0,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RHAKARAS                       VENOM
TEMPLE OF STEEL (167)          SERPENTS HOLD (629)
(36-1742) [14-10-0,83]         (36-7529) [3-0-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHESTER GRELL                  RHAKARAS
MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)            TEMPLE OF STEEL (167)
(36-7472) [15-10-0,66]         (36-1742) [14-10-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIATION (632)             75
2. MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)         31      TEMPLE OF STEEL (167)
3. SERPENTS HOLD (629)         22      Unchartered Team
4. TEMPLE OF STEEL (167)       13
5. MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (631)      3      SERPENTS HOLD (629)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SERPENTS HOLD (629)        5   0  0  100   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)       7  7 0
 2/ 0*DEVIATION (632)            4   1  0 80.0   2/ 3*SERPENTS HOLD (629)       5  0 0
 3/ 3*MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (631)    6   4  0 60.0   3/ 0*DEVIATION (632)           4  1 0
 4/ 4 TEMPLE OF STEEL (167)     61  41  1 59.8   4/ 2*MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (631)   4  4 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)      220 195  8 53.0   5/ 5 TEMPLE OF STEEL (167)     3  4 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 691): ALLEY OOP of ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): HERMOD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): EILEEN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): WRATH of APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): MARGANAD of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILBERN JUSS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 691): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): SAVAGE HORDE (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 572): BIG BIRD of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): LOABAL DOMINATION OF STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 293): LUAU LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
               (turn 679): DRED of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTER of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You have to know the Rirorni Adventurer is weird the minute he WALKS out onto
the sands.  Rirorni never walk, they ride horses.  But regardless of his transport,
he was uppity.  I don't allow that.

                                    Irina Jinz

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon JHANS, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  The boys at DEVIATION are walking tall, as they are 
ranked 3rd on their first try!  Going for the Duelmaster soon?  SERPENTS HOLD had 
cause to celebrate, after VENOM got 22 points by beating THE USEROUS MERCHANT.  A 
certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 10 
points to CHESTER GRELL.  (Discrete enough, VALAKOTH?) IRINA JINZ successfully staved 
off a grab for the roses by VETERAN MERCENARY of JHANS.  Does JHANS have no one 
talented enough to dethrone her?  Word has it one team in JHANS is taking speech 
lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in JHANS avoid SERPENTS HOLD.  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, MIDNIGHT GREMLINS scurried away from SERPENTS HOLD.  Oh, the shame! 
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     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.  Do not despair!  I 
shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RHAKARAS 1742                14  10  0    83       TEMPLE OF STEEL (167)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHESTER GRELL 7472           15  10  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALAKOTH 1540                10   6  0    55       TEMPLE OF STEEL (167)
 VENOM 7529                    3   0  0    46       SERPENTS HOLD (629)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POLECAT PONCHO 7554           4   0  0    32       MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (631)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIPER 7544                    1   0  0    23       SERPENTS HOLD (629)
 KILLER AWOKE B4 DAWN 7566     1   0  0    21       DEVIATION (632)
 FEELING MINNESOTA 7569        1   0  0    20       DEVIATION (632)
 MEGATRON 7568                 1   0  0    18       DEVIATION (632)
 HILDRETH LAMONT 7521          3   6  0    15       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
 20TH CENTURY FOX 7567         1   0  0    15       DEVIATION (632)
-SERPENTITO 7542               1   0  0    13       SERPENTS HOLD (629)
 GORAN KOBLINZ 7559            1   3  0    12       MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
 SANFORD'S OTHER SON 7557      2   2  0     8       MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (631)
 MYMEDLEY ISDEADLY 7565        0   1  0     1       DEVIATION (632)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NOTGONNAMAKIT 7564      0  1 0 TEMPLE OF STEEL 167  SHEWISH GIANT         647  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

This is totally embarrassing. -- Ghost of Kolly Liggit

Valkoth -- Heck.  I was... um, at least they TELL me I was all in favor of more
active gladiators here, but what *I* had in mind was more that I could defeat.  You
are not on that list. -- Chester Grell

Venom -- Next time I'll take an antivenin before the fight. -- Hildreth Lamont

Sanford's Other Son -- Your daddy should teach you to be more polite. -- Goran
Koblinz
P.S.  Share stuff.  If you'd lost that fight, we could have been perfectly balanced,
both of us one-two.  That would've been better than things are NOW.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NOTGONNAMAKIT was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
IRINA JINZ vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 2 minute gory uneven battle.
RHAKARAS viciously subdued RIRORNI ADVENTURER in a 4 minute master's Title brawl.
VALAKOTH was savagely defeated by CHESTER GRELL in a 2 minute bloody competition.
VENOM vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HILDRETH LAMONT was overpowered by POLECAT PONCHO in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SANFORD'S OTHER SON was overpowered by MEGATRON in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GORAN KOBLINZ vanquished MYMEDLEY ISDEADLY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KILLER AWOKE B4 DAWN overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
20TH CENTURY FOX defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's match.
FEELING MINNESOTA overpowered 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  16 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 647 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    RHAKARAS 1742              14  10  0   83 TEMPLE OF STEEL (167)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHESTER GRELL 7472         15  10  0   66 MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)
AIMED BLOW       VENOM 7529                  3   0  0   46 SERPENTS HOLD (629)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHESTER GRELL 7472.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RHAKARAS 1742.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHESTER GRELL 7472, 
VENOM 7529, POLECAT PONCHO 7554, KILLER AWOKE B4 DAWN 7566, GORAN KOBLINZ 7559, 20TH 
CENTURY FOX 7567, NOTGONNAMAKIT 7564, VALAKOTH 1540, MEGATRON 7568, and FEELING 
MINNESOTA 7569.

The least popular fighter this week was MYMEDLEY ISDEADLY 7565.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SANFORD'S OTHER SON 7557, HILDRETH LAMONT 7521, FEELING 
MINNESOTA 7569, MEGATRON 7568, VALAKOTH 1540, NOTGONNAMAKIT 7564, 20TH CENTURY FOX 
7567, GORAN KOBLINZ 7559, KILLER AWOKE B4 DAWN 7566, and POLECAT PONCHO 7554.

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

IRINA JINZ (36-7446) MIDDLE WAY 17 (612)

                                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...."

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     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