DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/27/2009    Duedate: 09/09/2009

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-584

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TORCHLIGHT KID
U.A.K. (92)
(38-4820) [15-2-2,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TORCHLIGHT KID                 POSITION IS EMPTY
U.A.K. (92)                    
(38-4820) [15-2-2,104]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TORCHLIGHT KID                 TORCHLIGHT KID
U.A.K. (92)                    U.A.K. (92)
(38-4820) [15-2-2,104]         (38-4820) [15-2-2,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

U.A.K. (92)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JINDA-BAN (198)             20
2. U.A.K. (92)                 19      U.A.K. (92)
3. HILLTOP GURUS (424)          0      Unchartered Team
4. TEAM TRIANGLE (104)          0
                                       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)       24   3  0 88.9   1/ 1 U.A.K. (92)               9  6 0
 2/ 2 U.A.K. (92)              389 319 19 54.9   2/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  6 0
 3- 3 TEAM TRIANGLE (104)      169 178 12 48.7   3- 3 HILLTOP GURUS (424)       4  0 0
 4/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)          554 741 12 42.8   4- 2 TEAM TRIANGLE (104)       3  6 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 630): DOOMTAIL of EVIL BEAVERS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 512): KESTRATLAK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 636): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 611): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 631): FELISSA HURM of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 629): CONCUSSION of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 634): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 620): DIRT BATH of GHOST RIDERS TOO (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 619): SALTY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 591): SHERRY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 583): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 563): COLLINGWOOD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 567): CORRUPT TURNKEY of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 518): TELENIA of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 250): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 238): STINGAREE of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 468): CAPTAIN SCOURGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 214): MYSTIQUE of BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 512): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 630): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 512): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 636): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 611): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 631): WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 629): GOLDEN DAWN (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 634): AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 620): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 619): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 591): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 583): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 263): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 567): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 518): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 250): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 238): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 468): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 214): BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 512) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 636): SUPER SENIOR of GENERATION X (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 631): KATIRONA MURH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 633): EPEE MYSTIQUE of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 619): GALLOPING THOST of GHOST RIDERS TOO (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 617): ULLRICH BLADESONG of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 590): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 583): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 249): NO-STICK TAPE of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Why am I still fighting?!  I wasn't on maintenance!  I did not plan on being here.  I
was not supposed to be in those fights!  I'm sitting there on the throne, just
watching the games like a Duelmaster is supposed to do, but enjoying it as a fan of
the games this time.  All I wanted to do was fulfill my duty and see if the
Torchlight Kid could claim my seat.  All of a sudden some fool of an announcer says
that I will be fighting the next duel!  That fool of a guard the commission sent to
bring me to the training room to get ready was lucky I didn't skewer him!  I must
tell you guys, Nomad will not be pleased about this.  And then it happened twice,
despite multiple petitions to the commission!
     If I am back here again next turn I'll... well, I'm not sure what I'll do.  But
you had better bet that the next column will include a few choice words better
uttered in solitude on a Hilltop of Clifftop or some such place.

-- Duelmaster Guru Gnu, who said he wasn't going to keep fighting and meant it!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CLIFFHOME!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  ZIG caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested LUM BUSBY and was awarded 14 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, JITNEY JOHNNY put down ZAG, 
causing her to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and 
inability to defend the throne, GURU GNU has lost the title of Duelmaster.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail TORCHLIGHT KID, Duelmaster of 
CLIFFHOME!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their 
position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In CLIFFHOME "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Let all swords of the city take heed!  By law, 
HILLTOP GURUS has but one remaining week to take their revenge upon CHARGIN' CHARLIE 
for the slaying of LOGOS.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with 
fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 TORCHLIGHT KID 4820          15   2  2   104       U.A.K. (92)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHARGIN' CHARLIE 1896        13   9  1   111       TEAM TRIANGLE (104)
 BENT FENDER 4702              9  72  0   101       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UTANO 4821                   10   7  1    85       U.A.K. (92)
 BERTHA 4826                   8   0  0    85       U.A.K. (92)
 KARTIKAYA 4761               15  29  1    75       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZIG 4827                      7   1  0    66       U.A.K. (92)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUM BUSBY 4822               10   6  0    44       JINDA-BAN (198)
 JITNEY JOHNNY 4825            7   3  1    43       JINDA-BAN (198)
-SCARLET MONK 4780             7   0  0    38       HILLTOP GURUS (424)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIEMIENKIEWEZ 2883            2   3  0    29       TEAM TRIANGLE (104)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAG 4828                      5   3  0    21       U.A.K. (92)
-SNAFU 2884                    0   4  0    16       TEAM TRIANGLE (104)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARYA HEARTWOOD 4829           1   1  0    14       TEAM TRIANGLE (104)
 THEA DOZZIER 4832             1   0  0    13       JINDA-BAN (198)

'-' 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

Chargin' Charlie -- Don't you think if I meant to fight I'd have bloodfeuded? -- Guru
Gnu

Siemien... -- Or whatever.  Nice challenge.  Never challenge the Monk.  Especially
when I'm grumpy from being woken up in order to fight a duel I was never supposed to
be fighting anyway. -- Scarlet Monk

Chargin' Charlie -- Never charge!  Pay cash. -- Bent Fender

Arya Heartwood -- Listen, you're a cute kid, in that earthy half-human way, but you
bit off more than you could chew.  Better to start smaller. -- Jitney Johnny

Torchlight Kid -- You again!  You can graduate any time now. -- Kartikaya

Zag -- Good try, but the situation called for a zig on that one. -- Lum Busby

We congratulate Guru Gnu. -- Jorja and Jinda-Ban

Guru Gnu -- Naturally you are advancing, what less could one expect of a true guru?
And naturally, you have no desire for worldly goods, all the best gurus speak
scornfully of them.  So I will simply offer you our congratulations and let it go at
that. -- Ilsvain, Chief Arena Steward

26 August 09
     There has been a run lately of personals and columns turning up in the wrong
     arenas.  When you email in something, check and make sure you have the correct
     arena number!  It's easy for a finger to slip onto the wrong key.  When the
     receipt comes back, check again to be sure it went where you intended!
     Vigilance is your friend, and mine too. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

UTANO was unbelievably bested by BENT FENDER in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
BERTHA devastated KARTIKAYA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ZIG handily defeated LUM BUSBY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
TORCHLIGHT KID won victory over KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute Title brawl.
ZAG was overpowered by JITNEY JOHNNY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THEA DOZZIER devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  19 -  0      21  |

Turn 584 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TORCHLIGHT KID 4820        15   2  2  104 U.A.K. (92)
PARRY-LUNGE      UTANO 4821                 10   7  1   85 U.A.K. (92)
AIMED BLOW       ZIG 4827                    7   1  0   66 U.A.K. (92)
STRIKING ATTACK  LUM BUSBY 4822             10   6  0   44 JINDA-BAN (198)
LUNGING ATTACK   JITNEY JOHNNY 4825          7   3  1   43 JINDA-BAN (198)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TORCHLIGHT KID 4820.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TORCHLIGHT KID 4820.  The ten other most popular fighters were UTANO 4821, 
ZIG 4827, JITNEY JOHNNY 4825, BERTHA 4826, THEA DOZZIER 4832, BENT FENDER 4702, 
KARTIKAYA 4761, LUM BUSBY 4822, ZAG 4828, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ZAG 4828.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LUM BUSBY 4822, KARTIKAYA 4761, BENT FENDER 4702, THEA DOZZIER 4832, 
BERTHA 4826, JITNEY JOHNNY 4825, ZIG 4827, UTANO 4821, TORCHLIGHT KID 4820, and  0.

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

GURU GNU (38-4784) HILLTOP GURUS (424)