DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/11/2010    Duedate: 02/24/2010

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-596

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZIG
U.A.K. (92)
(38-4827) [19-1-0,162]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZIG                            POSITION IS EMPTY
U.A.K. (92)                    
(38-4827) [19-1-0,162]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JITNEY JOHNNY                  BERTHA
JINDA-BAN (198)                U.A.K. (92)
(38-4825) [15-7-1,82]          (38-4826) [19-1-0,143]

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)             27
2. U.A.K. (92)                 21      U.A.K. (92)
3. DANCES WITH MEAT (425)       0      Unchartered Team

                                       THUNDER TO GLORY (397)

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)    20  14  1 58.8   1/ 1 U.A.K. (92)              13  2 2
 2/ 2 U.A.K. (92)              437 329 24 57.0   2- 2*DANCES WITH MEAT (425)    6  4 0
 3/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)          579 776 13 42.7   3/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)           5 10 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 642): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 648): KOVARAMANN VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 619): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 643): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 638): ACOLYTE 1 of GOLDEN DAWN (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 631): CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): MATT RICIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 244): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 477): SAND STORM of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 220): ROOT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 524): STASSIA of UP TO NO GOOD (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 642): LAB EXPERIMENTS (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 648): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 619): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 643): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 638): THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 631): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): SKI-BUM 18 (Ski-Bum, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 244): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 477): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 220): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 524) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 642): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): PALMETTA PATTY of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
                           BARRIO of WORDS THAT END IN 0 (Otis?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): TAREK of LUROCIAN PRIDE (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 528): GOB of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Not much in the mood for celebrating my defense of the throne.  Tis a sad day
when we lose a cornerstone of our small dueling community here in Cliffhome.  What
Bent lacked in victories was made up for in heart and a talent for teaching others.
Perhaps the Commision can find an error in the strategies and BF can fight out those
last few turns needed to go to the Isle.

Until next turn.
Zig

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in CLIFFHOME a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor. 
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, TAREK TORR fought 
MORDANT DESERTER and gained 14 points and contributed to JINDA-BAN's 2-3-0.  HANS has 
lost to THEA DOZZIER, falling 6 points, while helping make U.A.K. a 4-1-1 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and ZIG remains CLIFFHOME's top 
warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team 
makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Choking Ogre until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, CLIFFHOME, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in CLIFFHOME and 
I've a long road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in CLIFFHOME 
again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZIG 4827                     19   1  0   162       U.A.K. (92)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GURU GNU 4784                 9   1  0   162       HILLTOP GURUS (424)
 BERTHA 4826                  19   1  0   143       U.A.K. (92)
 ZAG 4828                     13   7  1   112       U.A.K. (92)
 KARTIKAYA 4761               17  39  1    91       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JITNEY JOHNNY 4825           15   7  1    82       JINDA-BAN (198)
 LUM BUSBY 4822               15  13  0    74       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANZ 4837                    5   1  3    60       U.A.K. (92)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TURKEY LEG TANGO 4791         5   2  1    47       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
 THEA DOZZIER 4832            10   3  1    45       JINDA-BAN (198)
-RIBEYE RHOMBA 4795            5   2  0    39       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAMBURGER HO DOWN 4794        4   3  0    30       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
-CHICKEN CHA-CHA 4839          2   1  0    24       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-T-BONE TWO-STEP 4793          4   3  0    21       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
 HANS 4836                     4   2  1    20       U.A.K. (92)
 TAREK TORR 4852               1   0  0    14       JINDA-BAN (198)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THE USEROUS MERC        0  0 0                      FRANZ 4837            596  NONE
BENT FENDER 4702        9 83 0 JINDA-BAN 198        ZAG 4828              595   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zag -- Well, damn.  I wasn't expecting that. -- Ghost of Bent Fender, now just a
paint smear

Franz -- Wow, you even jumped me!  You don't waste a second, do you? -- Thea Dozzier

Zig -- It all depends on which bathhouse you frequent. -- Kartikaya, preferring not
to have to fight for the soap

Bertha -- Can I take that as a "yes"?  I've got reservations for the steakhouse
halfway up the cliff. -- Lum Busby

Dolbonar of the Steel Hand was easier than I had expected.  Must mean I'm getting
better, huh? -- Jitney Johnny, victorious over the Master of Kung Fu

What do you mean, Bent died on the way to the infirmary?  Surely the healers were in
place in time for the first fight.  The sun was out, so it was was clearly not a
Dark Arena fight.  Perhaps that last shot was a bit hard, I did slip a little.  But
it was to the arm.  Where are those damn healers?  They had better not show their
faces in Cliffhome again or I shall personally see that they are drawn and quartered!
My condolences to all of the Jinda-Ban stable. -- Zag
P.S.  It really wasn't my fault.

Perhaps we can send a request to the Isle that Bent Fender be given some kind of
waiver.  This is just not right. -- Bertha

Dances with Meat -- You all are in charge of the main course(s) at the wake.  As
usual, I shall be in charge of the beverages. -- Otis

We are new here, but had heard many good things about Bent Fender.  Our sympathies as
well. -- Hans and Franz 

9 February 10
All -- I know you all thought the old Wiz that is Fiz went off to die somewhere.
Well, I didn't.  Now I'm back to befuddle and frustrate you with my senseless
ramblings.  I look forward to reconnecting with all my old friends and enemies alike.
-- Fizban the Famous

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ZIG devastated LUM BUSBY in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
BERTHA vanquished JITNEY JOHNNY in a 1 minute uneven battle.
ZAG demolished KARTIKAYA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FRANZ viciously butchered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 1 minute gory contest.
THEA DOZZIER demolished HANS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TAREK TORR vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        17 -   3 -  1      85  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    22 -   8 -  1      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  4      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -  18 -  0       5  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 596 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-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ZIG 4827                   19   1  0  162 U.A.K. (92)
BASHING ATTACK   BERTHA 4826                19   1  0  143 U.A.K. (92)
LUNGING ATTACK   JITNEY JOHNNY 4825         15   7  1   82 JINDA-BAN (198)
STRIKING ATTACK  LUM BUSBY 4822             15  13  0   74 JINDA-BAN (198)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JITNEY JOHNNY 4825.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BERTHA 4826.  The ten other most popular fighters were FRANZ 4837, TAREK 
TORR 4852, ZAG 4828, THEA DOZZIER 4832, ZIG 4827, LUM BUSBY 4822, JITNEY JOHNNY 4825, 
KARTIKAYA 4761, HANS 4836, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HANS 4836.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KARTIKAYA 4761, JITNEY JOHNNY 4825, LUM BUSBY 4822, ZIG 4827, THEA 
DOZZIER 4832, ZAG 4828, TAREK TORR 4852, FRANZ 4837, BERTHA 4826, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ZIG (38-4827) U.A.K. (92)
BERTHA (38-4826) U.A.K. (92)