DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/15/2009    Duedate: 01/28/2009

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-568

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUMAKI
FREAKISH (409)
(38-4589) [9-2-0,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUMAKI                         POSITION IS EMPTY
FREAKISH (409)                 
(38-4589) [9-2-0,142]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AVERAGE JOE                    WALDO
U.A.K. (92)                    BOY O'S (388)
(38-4677) [14-9-0,98]          (38-4817) [4-1-1,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

U.A.K. (92)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. U.A.K. (92)                 77
2. JINDA-BAN (198)             15      FREAKISH (409)
3. FREAKISH (409)              10      Unchartered Team
4. BOY O'S (388)               -5
                                       CHRISTIAN ROCK 20 (426)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FREAKISH (409)             9   2  0 81.8   1/ 2 U.A.K. (92)               9  4 1
 2/ 2 BOY O'S (388)            127 102 14 55.5   2/ 1 BOY O'S (388)             6  3 2
 3/ 3 U.A.K. (92)              329 301 17 52.2   3/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)           5  9 0
 4/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)          526 691 11 43.2   4/ 4 FREAKISH (409)            3  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 614): WAYWARD SON of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 496): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 622): BUD GREEN of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 617): SHY GUY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): DEADLY DUO of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 618): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): REESE SILEEN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 604): NEVER FOREVER of STREET PIZZA (TUM, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 603): GAMMA of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 575): MARY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 567): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 255): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 551): DIPSY DIXIE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 502): GARANH of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 242): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 230): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 452): CHATTI of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 206): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 466): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 614): BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 496): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 622): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 617): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 618): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 604): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 603): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 575): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 567): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 255): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 551): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 502): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 242): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 230): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 452): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 206): AD HOMINEM (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 496) NUMBERS et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 613): RECESS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 617): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 617): PENSACOLITA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 603): HOFFA of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 603): GAMMA of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
                           BLEDD of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 602): VORG of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
                           STAY GOLD of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 566): POULAN of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
                              CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 501): COLOROUTOFSPACE of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 452): RUSSIAN BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly CLIFFHOME games.  Former top team BOY O'S was unseated 
this week as U.A.K. moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-1-1 
record for the round.  WHEELIE JUNE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested JOCKO and was awarded 27 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, WHEELIE JUNE put down JOCKO, causing him to 
lose 24 points of recognition in the process.  This time out RUNNA DAMILL made his 
bid for the throne as he challenged RUMAKI in an all out contest of skill for 
possession of the title!  Not for nothing has RUMAKI in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CLIFFHOME.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those 
below.  KARTIKAYA take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in CLIFFHOME.  A 
match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that WALDO posted a 
challenge against the more highly recognized KARTIKAYA.  The results, you ask?  Well, 
the firebrand WALDO beat KARTIKAYA.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of 
steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  TORCHLIGHT KID has sworn to take up 
religion upon living to tell of his recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare 
thing indeed!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but 
sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in CLIFFHOME as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUMAKI 4589                   9   2  0   142       FREAKISH (409)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AVERAGE JOE 4677             14   9  0    98       U.A.K. (92)
 VANILLA 4706                 10   5  0    91       U.A.K. (92)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUNNA DAMILL 4676            12  11  0    86       U.A.K. (92)
 BENT FENDER 4702              8  57  0    81       JINDA-BAN (198)
 REDD CORVAIT 4760            19  13  0    73       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARTIKAYA 4761               13  15  1    55       JINDA-BAN (198)
 WALDO 4817                    4   1  1    52       BOY O'S (388)
 WHEELIE JUNE 4819             3   1  0    51       JINDA-BAN (198)
-ANGELO 4802                   5   0  0    47       BOY O'S (388)
-ROMEO 4813                    4   3  0    37       BOY O'S (388)
-RINGO 4807                    5   5  1    35       BOY O'S (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORCHLIGHT KID 4820           1   0  1    33       U.A.K. (92)
 JOCKO 4818                    4   1  3    29       BOY O'S (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UTANO 4821                    1   0  0    20       U.A.K. (92)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHEWISH GIANT           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           TORCHLIGHT KID 4820   568  NONE
TRIX 4756               2  3 0 U.A.K. 92            WALDO 4817            566  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Poulan -- That's the trouble with these dual departures, too often there's a duel for
the duo, and one member can count on leaving with a loss.  Too bad it had to be me,
but what the heck, I don't ever have to do this again.  That's worth a loss. --
Connie Pakkit

Hey, don't blame me!  M. Chardinee darted right out in front of me, and with the best
brakes in the world I couldn't avoid bumping him.  He should be glad I didn't run
right OVER him and hope I don't SUE.  He could've dented my bumpers, you know. --
Redd Corvait

What did I ever do to the Venomous Concubine to set her off like that? -- Bent Fender

Jocko -- I was moderately excited at the idea of a new face on the sands, and then it
turned out to be MY face on the sands once again.  I don't need this, you know. --
Kartikaya
P.S.  When I think that I threw away a perfectly good job as a porter at the stage
station to become a gladiator, I am convinced that I'm an idiot.

This Mordant Deserter's kind of an oaf, isn't he? -- Wheelie June

Redd Corvait -- Dratted wench!  Who is responsible for letting women handle the
reins?  Terrible drivers, every one of you.  It's pure luck that I wasn't killed. --
M. Carlston Chardinee

Bent Fender -- You can't imagine what pleasure it gives me to revenge myself yet
again on an elf.  Eat steel, you pointy-eared exploiter! -- Anilliette Poissons,
Militant Concubine

Wheelie June -- Hey!  Back off, woman!  Dammit, keep your hands to yourself.  Leave a
man a little privacy and self respect, why don't you? -- Morfindel, Mordant Refugee

Shimalirien, Expense Accountant -- That is...an intriguing idea.  Let us discuss it
privately. -- Wheelie June

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TORCHLIGHT KID viciously butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RUNNA DAMILL was demolished by RUMAKI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
AVERAGE JOE overpowered REDD CORVAIT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
VANILLA devastated BENT FENDER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WALDO savagely defeated KARTIKAYA in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
JOCKO was devastated by WHEELIE JUNE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
UTANO handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  14 -  2      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  4      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  30 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  1      33  |

Turn 568 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RUMAKI 4589                 9   2  0  142 FREAKISH (409)
WALL OF STEEL    VANILLA 4706               10   5  0   91 U.A.K. (92)
SLASHING ATTACK  RUNNA DAMILL 4676          12  11  0   86 U.A.K. (92)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REDD CORVAIT 4760          19  13  0   73 JINDA-BAN (198)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AVERAGE JOE 4677.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WALDO 4817.  The ten other most popular fighters were TORCHLIGHT KID 4820, 
RUMAKI 4589, AVERAGE JOE 4677, WHEELIE JUNE 4819, UTANO 4821, VANILLA 4706, RUNNA 
DAMILL 4676, REDD CORVAIT 4760, BENT FENDER 4702, and KARTIKAYA 4761.

The least popular fighter this week was JOCKO 4818.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KARTIKAYA 4761, BENT FENDER 4702, REDD CORVAIT 4760, RUNNA DAMILL 4676, 
VANILLA 4706, UTANO 4821, WHEELIE JUNE 4819, AVERAGE JOE 4677, RUMAKI 4589, and 
TORCHLIGHT KID 4820.