DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/16/2009    Duedate: 07/29/2009

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-581

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GURU GNU
HILLTOP GURUS (424)
(38-4784) [9-1-0,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GURU GNU                       POSITION IS EMPTY
HILLTOP GURUS (424)            
(38-4784) [9-1-0,136]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PLATINUM BLONDE                PLATINUM BLONDE
TEAM TRIANGLE (104)            TEAM TRIANGLE (104)
(38-1731) [14-12-2,87]         (38-1731) [14-12-2,87]

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)                 37
2. TEAM TRIANGLE (104)         35      HILLTOP GURUS (424)
3. HILLTOP GURUS (424)         10      Unchartered Team
4. THE DRUG FIENDS (14)         0
5. JINDA-BAN (198)             -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 HILLTOP GURUS (424)       20   3  0 87.0   1/ 1 U.A.K. (92)              14  1 0
 2/ 2 U.A.K. (92)              380 313 19 54.8   2/ 2 HILLTOP GURUS (424)       5  1 0
 3/ 3 TEAM TRIANGLE (104)      166 172 12 49.1   3/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)           4 11 0
 4- 4*THE DRUG FIENDS (14)       3   4  0 42.9   4/ 4 TEAM TRIANGLE (104)       3  6 1
 5/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)          547 735 12 42.7   5- 5*THE DRUG FIENDS (14)      0  1 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 627): WYRD of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 509): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 633): KOVARAMANN VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 628): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 628): WHISPER WALK of MY LITTLE TRIBE (Little Whop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 631): EPEE MYSTIQUE of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 621): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 617): SPARE ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 616): CROUCHING HAMSTER of D.R.I. (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 588): EVA MENDES of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 580): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 561): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 564): MODEL PRISONER of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 515): UP FROM THE SEA of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 248): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 236): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 465): CAPTAIN SCOURGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 212): SLO-PITCH of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 509): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 627): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 509): STEEL ARMS (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 633): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 628): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 628): MY LITTLE TRIBE (Little Whop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 631): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 621): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 617): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 616): RAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 588): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 580): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 261): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 564): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 515): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 248): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 236): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 465): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 212): FEARSOME LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 509) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 627): WYRD of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 509): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 628): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 630): WHOLLY MOLLY of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 616): CROUCHING HAMSTER of D.R.I. (?, mgr.)
               (turn 615): SURLY DECKHAND of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 580): REDD CORVAIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 261): DEELA ELLIS of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 563): CHATTY CABALIST of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): HASARCH of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 248): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
                           A.O. HELL of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I must apologize for the missed column last turn.  Sometimes the various
obligations of bring Duelmaster, a Guru, A Gnu, and being on a hill/cliff top simply
takes a lot of time.  There is nothing terribly profound about it, just a full
schedule.
     I must also note that this will be my last turn defending my title.  I shall not
be fighting past this next turn as this should place me nicely right at 30 FE, which
sets me up for a run at the champs division in the fall mail-in.  No, not the FTF,
since Nomad can not attend that tournament he wishes to enter me when I will not be
at a disadvantage.  I must admit I appreciate that.  Will Logos and Scarlet Monk
stick around?  Possibly, but probably not.
     Now, Bent Fender, it seems I must thank you for allowing me to successfully
defend my throne--and do it in small words.  Don't sell yourself short.  With almost
70 losses it could be easy to get down on yourself and lose hope.  But don't let that
happen.  You have, after all, proven superior to 8 foes already!  The game of Duel is
90% mental--you must believe that you can win!  So have faith and go out and beat
someone else!
     The Doctor is now out.

-- Guru Gnu, Duelmaster of Cliffhome

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  TEAM TRIANGLE posted a nice gain, to come in 
4th.  Everybody loves a winner...  TEAM TRIANGLE had cause to celebrate, after 
CHARGIN' CHARLIE got 19 points by beating LOGOS.  A certain someone should cut down 
on the drinking and practice more, after losing 7 points to SIEMIENKIEWEZ.  (Discrete 
enough, JITNEY JOHNNY?) Well, Duelmaster GURU GNU challenged U.A.K.'s TORCHLIGHT KID. 
Is a 8-1-0 good enough?  TORCHLIGHT KID found out that CLIFFHOME isn't a democracy.  
You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in CLIFFHOME is 
using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of U.A.K. should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, TEAM TRIANGLE scurried away from U.A.K..  Oh, the shame!  If 
challenges were horses, BENT FENDER could open up a fast food joint!  Willing to win 
at any cost is PLATINUM BLONDE, who challenged KARTIKAYA, 13 points junior.  Our 
sympathies, KARTIKAYA!  I thought PLATINUM BLONDE showed great skill and promise when 
she beat KARTIKAYA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  More than one waitress at The Choking Ogre was spilling more drinks than usual 
last week, as LOGOS' early demise became known.  What will HILLTOP GURUS do???  Oh 
hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in CLIFFHOME is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GURU GNU 4784                 9   1  0   136       HILLTOP GURUS (424)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UTANO 4821                   10   4  1   101       U.A.K. (92)
 BENT FENDER 4702              8  70  0    94       JINDA-BAN (198)
 TORCHLIGHT KID 4820          12   2  2    92       U.A.K. (92)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARGIN' CHARLIE 1896        11   9  1    88       TEAM TRIANGLE (104)
 PLATINUM BLONDE 1731         14  12  2    87       TEAM TRIANGLE (104)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARTIKAYA 4761               15  26  1    72       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERTHA 4826                   5   0  0    54       U.A.K. (92)
 ZIG 4827                      5   0  0    45       U.A.K. (92)
 ZAG 4828                      4   1  0    35       U.A.K. (92)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCARLET MONK 4780             5   0  0    30       HILLTOP GURUS (424)
 LUM BUSBY 4822                8   5  0    29       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SIEMIENKIEWEZ 2883            2   1  0    26       TEAM TRIANGLE (104)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JITNEY JOHNNY 4825            4   3  1    16       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SNAFU 2884                    0   3  0    15       TEAM TRIANGLE (104)
-BURNOUT 88                    2   0  0    14       THE DRUG FIENDS (14)
-THE OPIUM ORK 89              1   1  0     4       THE DRUG FIENDS (14)
-STONER 92                     0   2  0     2       THE DRUG FIENDS (14)
-CANNIBIS KEN 90               0   1  0     1       THE DRUG FIENDS (14)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LOGOS 4781              6  2 0 HILLTOP GURUS 424    CHARGIN' CHARLIE 1896 581   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Otis -- Alas the Gurus' stay here will likely not be long.  It is a nice place, I
shall have to see if it is possible to return. -- Nomad

Lum Busby -- A logical outcome for that matchup. -- Logos

Guru Gnu -- I just can't seem to get your message.  Three pounds of flax?  One hand
clapping?  What does it all MEAN? -- Bent Fender

Well!  I always knew I was a true classic of style.  Recognition at last. -- Redd
Corvait

Darned Kung-Fu Master! -- Kartikaya

Logos -- Ah, you're pushing that as contrasted to gnosis? -- Lum Busby

Beggars don't ride free with me, persist how they will. -- Jitney Johnny

Zag -- Ah, yes, I remember him--I was trying to pass, and I admit the street was
narrow, but he was going SOOO slowly--well, he was more squishy than crunchy.  I
nearly skidded (skad?) into a wall! -- Jitney Johnny

Redd Corvait -- Hmm, in keeping with your team's current trend, how about if we offer
you a reserved spot in the parking garage? -- Ilsvain, arena steward

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GURU GNU devastated TORCHLIGHT KID in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
PLATINUM BLONDE viciously subdued KARTIKAYA in a 1 minute expert's Challenge battle.
UTANO vanquished BENT FENDER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
LOGOS was assassinated by CHARGIN' CHARLIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SIEMIENKIEWEZ bested JITNEY JOHNNY in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
REDD CORVAIT overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BERTHA handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LUM BUSBY was vanquished by ZIG in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ZAG vanquished SNAFU in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   4 -  0      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -  19 -  0      10  |

Turn 581 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GURU GNU 4784               9   1  0  136 HILLTOP GURUS (424)
PARRY-LUNGE      UTANO 4821                 10   4  1  101 U.A.K. (92)
BASHING ATTACK   TORCHLIGHT KID 4820        12   2  2   92 U.A.K. (92)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHARGIN' CHARLIE 1896      11   9  1   88 TEAM TRIANGLE (104)
AIMED BLOW       ZIG 4827                    5   0  0   45 U.A.K. (92)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PLATINUM BLONDE 1731.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PLATINUM BLONDE 1731.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZAG 4828, 
CHARGIN' CHARLIE 1896, SIEMIENKIEWEZ 2883, GURU GNU 4784, UTANO 4821, BERTHA 4826, 
ZIG 4827, KARTIKAYA 4761, SNAFU 2884, and TORCHLIGHT KID 4820.

The least popular fighter this week was LUM BUSBY 4822.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JITNEY JOHNNY 4825, LOGOS 4781, BENT FENDER 4702, TORCHLIGHT KID 4820, 
SNAFU 2884, KARTIKAYA 4761, ZIG 4827, BERTHA 4826, UTANO 4821, and GURU GNU 4784.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PLATINUM BLONDE (38-1731) TEAM TRIANGLE (104)

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

REDD CORVAIT (38-4760) JINDA-BAN (198)