DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/22/2008    Duedate: 06/04/2008

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-551

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CYPRIAN
OLD SCHOOL (423)
(38-4763) [10-0-0,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONNIE PAKKIT                  POSITION IS EMPTY
JINDA-BAN (198)                
(38-4728) [19-16-0,97]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MATTEO                         MATTEO
BOY O'S (388)                  BOY O'S (388)
(38-4733) [12-7-1,85]          (38-4733) [12-7-1,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLD SCHOOL (423)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JINDA-BAN (198)             30
2. BOY O'S (388)               24      OLD SCHOOL (423)
3. OLD SCHOOL (423)            16      Unchartered Team
4. DANCES WITH MEAT (425)       0
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DANCES WITH MEAT (425)     4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 OLD SCHOOL (423)         10  5 0
 2/ 2 OLD SCHOOL (423)          32  16  0 66.7   2/ 2 JINDA-BAN (198)           8  7 0
 3/ 3 BOY O'S (388)             95  79  8 54.6   3- 3*DANCES WITH MEAT (425)    4  1 0
 4/ 6 JINDA-BAN (198)          490 643 10 43.2   4/ 4 BOY O'S (388)             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 597): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 479): KEY LIME of SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 605): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 601): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 600): TIFFINAL of WIZARDS'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 604): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 601): ERASMUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 596): DIO of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 587): MIDNIGHT of WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 586): GRIFTER of BAD BEAT (Osage, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 560): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 550): CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 537): WINKY DINK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 486): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 233): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 221): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 435): RUSSIAN BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): HOCKEY of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 479): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 597): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 479): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 605): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 601): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 600): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 604): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 601): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 596): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 587): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 586): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 560): MINDSOVERMATTER (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 550): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 537): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 486): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 233): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 221): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 435): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 479) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 603): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): DIGGER WASP of FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 595): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GOLDENBEARD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 537): WINKY DINK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, CLIFFHOME?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see CONNIE PAKKIT win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CONNIE 
PAKKIT beat MATTEO and MATTEO lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  CYPRIAN 
Bloodfeuded CARTER PILLAR for CLIFFHOME's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  
And if variety is the spice of life, CLIFFHOME may be getting bland, as CYPRIAN stays 
top dog in the city.  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, CLIFFHOME?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
CLIFFHOME, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  JINDA-BAN the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like BOY O'S avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  REDD 
CORVAIT was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  Looks like time for laurels or hemlock, REDD CORVAIT 
was challenged by HEPHAESTUS, who was ranked 26 points below her.  And sure, 
HEPHAESTUS lost alright, but gained 4 recognition for his pains.  And pains they may 
indeed be!   
     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?   
     What does the CLIFFHOME arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of CLIFFHOME.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one 
in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYPRIAN 4763                 10   0  0    83       OLD SCHOOL (423)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONNIE PAKKIT 4728           19  16  0    97       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATTEO 4733                  12   7  1    85       BOY O'S (388)
 COSMO 4759                    6   3  1    76       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIONYSUS 4764                 6   4  0    63       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 BENT FENDER 4702              6  42  0    60       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARTER PILLAR 4742           12  16  1    56       JINDA-BAN (198)
 PHERESPUNDUS 4765             7   2  0    56       OLD SCHOOL (423)
 REDD CORVAIT 4760             9   6  0    54       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEPHAESTUS 4767               5   5  0    30       OLD SCHOOL (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARTIKAYA 4761                6   5  0    23       JINDA-BAN (198)
-T-BONE TWO-STEP 4793          1   0  0    16       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
-HAMBURGER HO DOWN 4794        1   0  0    15       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
-TURKEY LEG TANGO 4791         1   0  0    14       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
 ROCCO 4789                    1   0  0    13       BOY O'S (388)
-RIBEYE RHOMBA 4795            1   0  0    13       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
 HECANTONCHIRE 4790            1   2  0     5       OLD SCHOOL (423)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MONGO 4788              0  1 0 BOY O'S 388          SHEWISH GIANT         551  NONE
PELAGAEUS 4766          3  3 0 OLD SCHOOL 423       CARTER PILLAR 4742    548  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cyprian -- There's a Cyprian mentioned in a certain book, I wonder if you're any kin
to him?  A Father Cyprian who sometimes associates with Jimgrim and that crew.  Hmm?
Just a question. -- Carter Pillar
P.S.  Although he DID have a great library, or at least one of the most fascinating
collections of books unburned.

Cosmo -- I think you'd look great in a top-hat with some alcoholic ghosts in
attendance.  I suppose the cat would be a problem, though.  Well, one can deal with
cats if one must.  Hmm. -- Connie Pakkit

Dionysus -- Ah, yes, a leading proponent of wine, women, and hot chariots.  Sounds
like a plan to me.  When do we start? -- Bent Fender

Fratsfa Slave?  I take pains over the tout ensemble and all they send me is a Fratsfa
Slave?  I protest! -- Redd Corvait

Pherespundus -- I had to concede you that one because I was trying to figure out how
to say your name.  And I noticed that our arenamaster was having trouble with it,
too!  It's, umm, different.  Different is often good. -- Kartikaya

Ghost of Alonzo -- I enjoyed that.  I hope many more will come to die on my claw--
No, no, I must not confuse myself with my Wurm Kin persona.  Two different people.
Utterly distinct.  Yes.  I hope many more will come to die on my BLADES. -- Themure,
Dark Champion (not to be confused with Mereuth, Wurm Kin)

Matteo -- I understand that your manager expects you to win, but couldn't you put on
a better show?  These losses are terrible advertising for me, and explaining the
difference between an arena fight and an assassination just doesn't help. -- Gray
Shadow of Death, Professional Assassin

Redd Corvait -- For a half-human, you aren't bad looking, and I have a taste for the
upholstered look.  Come soothe me when I get out of the Infirmary.  After all, you
owe me. -- Menaeriadil, once a slave in Fratsfa

Hephaestus -- See if I tell YOU where any of the (ore) bodies are buried! --
Melliesarn of the Cult of the Deep Heart

Potted Meat Polka -- You're better off in some other line of work. -- Morfindel,
Mordant Refugee

T-Bone Two-Step -- What the heck is this, dancing?  I don't want dancing, I want
MONEY. -- Bentino the Urchin, Beggar

Hamburger Ho Down -- (recoiling in horror)  I never deal in (shudder) hamburger! --
Shimalirien, Expense Accountant

Ribeye Rhomba -- Oh.  Drat.  I thought you were some kind of geometric figure.  I
never expected all that jumping around. -- Laranso, Professional Thief

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MONGO was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CYPRIAN viciously subdued CARTER PILLAR in a 4 minute Bloodfeud Title battle.
COSMO defeated DIONYSUS in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
HEPHAESTUS was bested by REDD CORVAIT in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
MATTEO was savagely defeated by CONNIE PAKKIT in a 6 minute veteran's fight.
BENT FENDER was viciously subdued by PHERESPUNDUS in a 3 minute mismatched fight.
KARTIKAYA unbelievably bested HECANTONCHIRE in a 3 minute competition.
ROCCO vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW         8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  20 -  0      66  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  30 -  1      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   8 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 551 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         4  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CYPRIAN 4763               10   0  0   83 OLD SCHOOL (423)
TOTAL PARRY      CONNIE PAKKIT 4728         19  16  0   97 JINDA-BAN (198)
PARRY-LUNGE      MATTEO 4733                12   7  1   85 BOY O'S (388)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REDD CORVAIT 4760           9   6  0   54 JINDA-BAN (198)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MATTEO 4733.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MATTEO 4733.  The ten other most popular fighters were CYPRIAN 4763, CONNIE PAKKIT 
4728, COSMO 4759, PHERESPUNDUS 4765, MONGO 4788, HEPHAESTUS 4767, HECANTONCHIRE 4790, 
CARTER PILLAR 4742, DIONYSUS 4764, and REDD CORVAIT 4760.

The least popular fighter this week was BENT FENDER 4702.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROCCO 4789, KARTIKAYA 4761, REDD CORVAIT 4760, DIONYSUS 4764, 
CARTER PILLAR 4742, HECANTONCHIRE 4790, HEPHAESTUS 4767, MONGO 4788, PHERESPUNDUS 
4765, and COSMO 4759.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INFLATABLE DOLL 682 (113-99-2)         1  4  0         THE INANIMATES       

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOB, ETERNAL, 4460 (71-29-0)          15  1  0         SANDS OF TIME        
FOREVER MAN 4168 (48-138-0)            3  3  0         SANDS OF TIME        
ZIT 2350 (41-41-2)                     0  5  0         PUBERTY              

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHOGUN 4225 (8-5-2)                    2  3  0         BARHOPPERS           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MATTEO 4733 (11-6-1)                   1  3  0         BOY O'S              

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COSMO 4759 (5-2-1)                     4  3  0         BOY O'S              

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GURU GNU 4784 (0-0-0)                 14  3  1         HILLTOP GURUS        

ELIGIBLES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TAMRISSA 4153 (18-14-0)                0  3  0         BLENDING ENTHRONED   

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VELOXI 4233 (15-4-0)                   0  3  0         BLENDING ENTHRONED   

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUI GENERIS 4444 (15-8-0)              5  2  0         ALL FINESSE          

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HARD DAYS KNIGHT 2369 (10-7-0)         1  3  0         BUBBA LOVES CHESS    
LORD CHESSTERFIELD 2351 (15-10-1)      0  3  0         BUBBA LOVES CHESS    

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALONZO 4734 (12-3-0)                   0  3  0         BOY O'S              

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CEMENT MIXER 4223 (2-1-0)              1  3  0         BARHOPPERS           

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MYTWOLEFTFEET 4785 (0-0-0)             4  3  1         ALL FINESSE