DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/18/2010    Duedate: 12/01/2010

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-607

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LUM BUSBY
JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4822) [19-20-0,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUM BUSBY                      MY DEER WATSON
JINDA-BAN (198)                HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
(38-4822) [19-20-0,87]         (38-4883) [2-1-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUM BUSBY                      MORINDEL SALM
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4822) [19-20-0,87]         (38-4876) [5-0-1,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)          56
2. DANCES WITH MEAT (425)      34      DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
3. JINDA-BAN (198)             14      Unchartered Team
4. THE OAFS (430)               0
5. HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)  -10HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE OAFS (430)            18   7  4 72.0   1/ 2*HOLMES ON THE RANG (433)  7  3 0
 2/ 2*HOLMES ON THE RANG (433)   9   6  0 60.0   2/ 1 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  7 1
 3/ 0*ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)         3   2  1 60.0   3/ 0*ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)        3  2 1
 4/ 3 DANCES WITH MEAT (425)    28  26  1 51.9   4/ 4 DANCES WITH MEAT (425)    3  2 0
 5/ 0 FIRE DECK (394)           48  47  2 50.5   5/ 0 FIRE DECK (394)           0  1 0
 6/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)          605 801 17 43.0   6- 3*THE OAFS (430)            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 662): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 544): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 667): ALFJAR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 639): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 663): RAVEN of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 658): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 666): SONYA of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 651): LIA HOBERN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 652): BIG PIMPIN' IMP of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 651): TERRA SIGILLATA of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 619): BELARDON FRYE of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 606): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 599): HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 550): OF SEA AND WIND of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 254): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 496): WHITE WIZARD of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 544): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 662): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 544): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 667): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 639): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 663): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 658): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 666): BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 651): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 652): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 651): THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 619): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 606): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 499): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 550): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 254): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 496): HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 544) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 662): IRVINA KORL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 657): UPPER DECK of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 666): BETTERTHANEVER of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
               (turn 665): DOOM DWARF of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
                           HARPOON of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 650): FRIDAY THE 13TH of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 651): TERRA SIGILLATA of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 598): ROCKHOG JR of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           FAROMAN of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Huh, I lost to the Kung-Fu Master and still made duelmaster.  I guess I don't
really deserve the title or the column.  But here I am anyway.

                                      Lum Busby

                                      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 JINDA-BAN was 
unseated this week as HOLMES ON THE RANGE moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 2-3-0 record for the round.  FAITH caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested KEVSILESSA KIRO and was awarded 18 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HAMBURGER HO DOWN 
put down TORKOAL, causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  
Although TURKEY LEG TANGO made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the 
reign of victorious LUM BUSBY.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top 
team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  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 next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUM BUSBY 4822               19  20  0    87       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENTEI 4591                    9   7  1   109       FIRE DECK (394)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOMAX 4865                    5   0  1    66       THE OAFS (430)
 TURKEY LEG TANGO 4791         7   4  1    64       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
 HAMBURGER HO DOWN 4794        7   4  0    62       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
-CLOD 4863                     4   1  2    62       THE OAFS (430)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STUMBLEBUM 4862               5   0  1    54       THE OAFS (430)
 TORKOAL 4608                  6   6  0    51       FIRE DECK (394)
-BLAZIKEN 4726                 4   0  0    51       FIRE DECK (394)
-BUMBLEBUM 4864                4   1  0    46       THE OAFS (430)
 RIBEYE RHOMBA 4795            6   5  0    41       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
 MORINDEL SALM 4876            5   0  1    35       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MY DEER WATSON 4883           2   1  0    26       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASKERVILLE PIG 4884          2   1  0    23       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 THE COWS AFOOT 4882           2   1  0    23       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 SIRLION SALSA 4887            2   0  0    21       DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
 FAITH 4894                    1   0  0    18       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
 LION'S MANE 4885              2   1  0    17       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 ZANDER 4893                   1   0  0    15       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
-CAMERUPT 4609                 1   0  0    15       FIRE DECK (394)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEVSILESSA KIRO 4875          3   2  1    12       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SAUVARN MAUR 4874             3   2  1    12       JINDA-BAN (198)
 WILLOW 4890                   1   0  1     7       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
 UNCUT HARE 4886               1   2  0     5       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 SPIKE 4892                    0   1  0     1       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CHICKEN CHA-CHA 4839    2  5 0 DANCES WITH MEAT 425 STONE GOLEM           607  NONE
JINILANZA VE 4900       0  1 0 JINDA-BAN 198        WILLOW 4890           607   
SCALES 4880             0  3 0 SERPENTS HOLD II 432 MORINDEL SALM 4876    606   
SKELLIE 4891            0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 434     ARENAMASTER ERLY      607  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Scales -- I'm sorry about that, even if you are a golem.  It was not my intention to
kill you. -- Morindel Salm

     Couldn't you have groveled a little or something?  This personal was too short.
     Not enough bite.  Er, bytes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHICKEN CHA-CHA was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SKELLIE was butchered by ARENAMASTER ERLYAIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
LUM BUSBY demolished TURKEY LEG TANGO in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
TORKOAL lost to HAMBURGER HO DOWN in a 2 minute brawl.
LION'S MANE was devastated by RIBEYE RHOMBA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MORINDEL SALM subdued BASKERVILLE PIG in a 2 minute amateur's competition.
SAUVARN MAUR lost to THE COWS AFOOT in a 1 minute amateur's fight.
KEVSILESSA KIRO was overpowered by FAITH in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
MY DEER WATSON handily defeated SPIKE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
UNCUT HARE was vanquished by SIRLION SALSA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WILLOW viciously butchered JINILANZA VE in a 1 minute gory novice's duel.
ZANDER overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   5 -  2      74  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   9 -  3      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 607 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     3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TURKEY LEG TANGO 4791       7   4  1   64 DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
WALL OF STEEL    HAMBURGER HO DOWN 4794      7   4  0   62 DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RIBEYE RHOMBA 4795          6   5  0   41 DANCES WITH MEAT (425)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUM BUSBY 4822.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CHICKEN CHA-CHA 4839.  The ten other most popular fighters were MORINDEL SALM 
4876, FAITH 4894, LUM BUSBY 4822, HAMBURGER HO DOWN 4794, WILLOW 4890, TORKOAL 4608, 
RIBEYE RHOMBA 4795, BASKERVILLE PIG 4884, THE COWS AFOOT 4882, and MY DEER WATSON 
4883.

The least popular fighter this week was JINILANZA VE 4900.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were UNCUT HARE 4886, SPIKE 4892, SAUVARN MAUR 4874, LION'S MANE 
4885, SKELLIE 4891, KEVSILESSA KIRO 4875, TURKEY LEG TANGO 4791, ZANDER 4893, SIRLION 
SALSA 4887, and MY DEER WATSON 4883.

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY L

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOB, ETERNAL, 4460 (125-41-0)         14  3  0         SANDS OF TIME        
PLATO 3785 (99-66-2)                   1  4  0         WISE GUYS            

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FOREVER MAN 4168 (86-166-1)            6  3  0         SANDS OF TIME        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUI GENERIS 4444 (18-9-0)              5  3  0         ALL FINESSE          
GURU GNU 4784 (11-1-0)                 1  3  0         HILLTOP GURUS        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TURKEY LEG TANGO 4791 (7-3-1)          1  3  0         DANCES WITH MEAT     

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KING BUTTSLAYER 1720 (1-2-0)           3  3  0         BUBBA LOVES CHESS    
JOEY BISHOP 2018 (10-7-0)              0  3  0  DEAD   BUBBA LOVES CHESS    

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KNUCKLE 4722 (0-0-0)                   1  3  0         ERRATA               

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!