DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/17/2008    Duedate: 01/30/2008

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CONNIE PAKKIT
JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4728) [16-10-0,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONNIE PAKKIT                  HEPHAESTUS
JINDA-BAN (198)                OLD SCHOOL (423)
(38-4728) [16-10-0,87]         (38-4767) [1-0-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CONNIE PAKKIT                  MATTEO
JINDA-BAN (198)                BOY O'S (388)
(38-4728) [16-10-0,87]         (38-4733) [9-4-1,71]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JINDA-BAN (198)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLD SCHOOL (423)            52
2. BOY O'S (388)               10      BOY O'S (388)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)              6      Unchartered Team
4. COLD SWEATS (378)            0
                                       OLD SCHOOL (423)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*COLD SWEATS (378)          5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  8 0
 2/ 0*OLD SCHOOL (423)           4   1  0 80.0   2/ 0*OLD SCHOOL (423)          4  1 0
 3/ 3 BOY O'S (388)             82  71  7 53.6   3/ 2 BOY O'S (388)             3  2 1
 4/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)          474 614  9 43.6   4- 4*COLD SWEATS (378)         1  0 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 588): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 470): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 592): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 595): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 592): FATALITY of BRUTAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 587): BUFFALO BOB of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 577): ZIGGY WOLFSBANE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 551): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 541): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): NAKOR of DOG SOLDIERS II (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 528): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 477): 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 426): DARTH SCION of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): KATSUMOTO of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 470): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 588): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 470): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 592): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 595): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 592): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 587): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 577): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 551): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 541): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 528): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 477): DAZED N CONFUSED (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 426): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): ANTIQUATED LEGACY (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 470) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): JERI LOUGH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 594): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                (turn 577): BERCHTA of THE DARK GODS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     This is ridiculous!  NOBODY fought except us and the standbys.  What was the
point?  There weren't even any fans in the stands!  Of course, it WAS rather cold for
fans, but there weren't any hot bricks, either.

                                    Connie Pakkit

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, CLIFFHOME?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  CLIFFHOME saw the first turn for OLD 
SCHOOL, a 4-1-0, and some teams are scared, others are too arrogant to notice.  Take 
note friends, take note.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see HEPHAESTUS 
win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ALONZO beat CARTER PILLAR and 
CARTER PILLAR lost 3 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice 
of life, CLIFFHOME may be getting bland, as CONNIE PAKKIT stays top dog in the city.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for CLIFFHOME's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  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                  
 CONNIE PAKKIT 4728           16  10  0    87       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUBBA 4229                    5   1  0    76       COLD SWEATS (378)
 MATTEO 4733                   9   4  1    71       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALONZO 4734                  10   3  0    63       BOY O'S (388)
-ATILLIO 4757                  4   0  1    57       BOY O'S (388)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENT FENDER 4702              5  34  0    49       JINDA-BAN (198)
 CARTER PILLAR 4742            9  10  0    44       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COSMO 4759                    2   2  1    31       BOY O'S (388)
 REDD CORVAIT 4760             4   2  0    25       JINDA-BAN (198)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEPHAESTUS 4767               1   0  0    16       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 PELAGAEUS 4766                1   0  0    14       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 CYPRIAN 4763                  1   0  0    13       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 KARTIKAYA 4761                2   0  0    12       JINDA-BAN (198)
 PHERESPUNDUS 4765             1   0  0     8       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 DIONYSUS 4764                 0   1  0     1       OLD SCHOOL (423)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DAISY BICKLE 4758       3  4 0 JINDA-BAN 198        COSMO 4759            540   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

What's the point, eh? -- the rest of Jinda-Ban

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

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....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CONNIE PAKKIT outwaited M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 8 minute Title fight.
MATTEO vanquished BENT FENDER in a 2 minute uneven battle.
ALONZO outlasted CARTER PILLAR in a dull 13 minute fight.
REDD CORVAIT bested OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute contest.
KARTIKAYA luckily beat DIONYSUS in a 3 minute bloody novice's fight.
CYPRIAN devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PHERESPUNDUS bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute amateur's match.
PELAGAEUS handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
HEPHAESTUS won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   6 -  2      74  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  24 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 542 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CONNIE PAKKIT 4728         16  10  0   87 JINDA-BAN (198)
PARRY-LUNGE      MATTEO 4733                 9   4  1   71 BOY O'S (388)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CONNIE PAKKIT 4728.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MATTEO 4733.  The ten other most popular fighters were DIONYSUS 4764, 
PELAGAEUS 4766, HEPHAESTUS 4767, CONNIE PAKKIT 4728, REDD CORVAIT 4760, PHERESPUNDUS 
4765, KARTIKAYA 4761, CYPRIAN 4763, BENT FENDER 4702, and ALONZO 4734.

The least popular fighter this week was CARTER PILLAR 4742.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ALONZO 4734, BENT FENDER 4702, CYPRIAN 4763, KARTIKAYA 4761, 
PHERESPUNDUS 4765, REDD CORVAIT 4760, CONNIE PAKKIT 4728, HEPHAESTUS 4767, PELAGAEUS 
4766, and DIONYSUS 4764.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes