DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/14/2011    Duedate: 07/27/2011

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-624

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZANDER
ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
(38-4893) [10-2-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZANDER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)             
(38-4893) [10-2-0,117]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BASKERVILLE PIG                THE COWS AFOOT
HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)      HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
(38-4884) [9-11-0,51]          (38-4882) [15-5-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TEAM FLOYD (99)             19
2. HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)   14HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
3. ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)          11      Unchartered Team
4. JINDA-BAN (198)              2
5. PILLAR OF KINGS (411)        0      TOO DEAD TO WORRY (250)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HOLMES ON THE RANG (433)  56  44  0 56.0   1/ 2 HOLMES ON THE RANG (433) 11  4 0
 2/ 2 TEAM FLOYD (99)          323 266 19 54.8   2/ 1 TEAM FLOYD (99)          10  3 1
 3/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)          645 843 17 43.3   3/ 4 JINDA-BAN (198)           3 11 0
 4/ 4 ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)        26  42  3 38.2   4/ 3 ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)        2  8 0
 5- 5*PILLAR OF KINGS (411)      4   7  0 36.4   5- 5*PILLAR OF KINGS (411)     1  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

                             THE ADM REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

The next ADM Regional Tournament will be held in the months of October/November 2011
and will be contested in the regular arenas during the late Summer months.

Q: What is the ADM Regional Tournament?
A: The ADM Regional Tournament is a competition where the best and brightest warriors
   from the ADM regionals compete for bragging rights and to see which region is the
   best!

Q: How does it work?
A: During the month of October, the warriors of each Regional Team will be temporarily
   moved to a special regional arena, where they will battle it out in a single
   elimination tournament.  The last warrior standing wins for his region.  (Learns,
   skills, and FE gained during the contest will not be permanent.)

   Results will be posted online during the months of October/November.

Q: How are teams determined?
A: There are 10 warrior slots given out to each team. The 10 Stylemasters of each
   regional arena during Saturday, October 15th will automatically qualify and be
   selected.

   To qualify for a Stylemaster position, you must have been active in the arena in 4
   of the prior 6 turns including the last one (2 of the last 3 for Crysalis).  (Thus,
   you'll want to activate your warriors before the week of July 23rd, to be safe.)

   Should a team not be able to qualify all 10 warriors, they may select wildcard
   entrants to fill those empty slots.  However, they must have at least 7 different
   styles represented AND no more than 2 of any style.  Should they not be able to
   meet this criteria, their team will be filled with NPCs.

   Each manager may only play for 1 region and may qualify no more than 3 warriors on
   a regional team.  They may play a 3rd warrior only if everyone else who wants to
   participate already has 2 and/or there is no other option.  A manager may not have
   more than 1 warrior of the same style on the regional team.

Q: What's a Regional Coordinator?
A: The Regional Coordinator is the unofficial "team captain":  They are in charge of
   putting together their team based on the rules, trying to make sure everyone is
   included and that any disputes are handled.  (For instance, if someone qualifies
   more than 2 warriors, the regional coordinator will work with that manager and
   determine which warriors will participate on the team, and then notify
   replacements, etc.)

   The Regional Coordinators are: Manager (Andorak), Buri(Darkholm), The Dark One
   (Free Blades), Crip (Crysalis), Master Darque (Unnamed No Tourney Arena), One Arm
   Bandit (Home Guard).  If you need to contact them, you can write a personal ad in
   the ADM arena, or send a diplo to them at:

                        Manager:        Superior Forces in DM 105
                        The Dark One:   Angels of Pain in DM 103
                        Buri:           Tackle Box in DM 104
                        One Arm Bandit: Sea Dogs in DM 101
                        Crip:           Royal Flush in DM 106
                        Master Darque:  Darque Ages in DM 81

Q: What does happen if someone qualifies more than 2 warriors?
A: That manager will be able to decide which 2 to send (or, if there are no other
   options, the manager may send 3--see above) and the next highest qualifying warrior
   will be able to take place of the warrior that doesn't get sent if it's an
   automatic spot.  It's definitely a good idea to communicate with your team
   coordinator and fellow teammates.  Remember, even though you are fighting for
   qualification spots, you all still want to put together a competitive team! (All
   of the captains treat this as an inclusive event so it's unlikely anyone will
   completely get left out in the cold.)

Q: What if my warriors are not in ADM regional?  Or, what if they are in the wrong
   ADM regional?
A: If your warriors are in 100, or are in the wrong region, and they haven't fought
   since the split, you can request to CSR to have them moved into the proper
   regional arena.

Q: Is there a prize?
A: Bragging rights!

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 679): VERMOUTH of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 561): CHARLIE HORSE of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 684): SQUASH of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 656): WHEEL OF TIME of TL;DR (Sherolock, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 680): PRIMUS of LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 675): CHAS CRINGER of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 683): ETUGEN KHAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 668): CAPRICA of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 669): MESACH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 668): CHESTERTON of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 636): 50/50 of SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 623): MY DEER WATSON of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 287): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 616): JELLO KNUCKLES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 567): WHO of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): CAO ZHEN of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 262): BURNING RUBBER of WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 513): RED HOOK of FLOYD'S BREWERY (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 238): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 561): KALIDOR of HYBORIA et al (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 679): ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 561): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 684): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 656): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 680): LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 675): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 283): THE MOTHERSHIP 017 (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 668): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 669): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 668): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 636): SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 623): TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 287): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 616): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 567): QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 262): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 513): FLOYD'S BREWERY (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 238): ARTIC FURY (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 561) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 656): WHEEL OF TIME of TL;DR (Sherolock, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 679): MAURINA OBEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 675): CHAS CRINGER of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 683): ETUGEN KHAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 669): MESACH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 668): SUSHI of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 668): CHESTERTON of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
               (turn 667): SUGAR MAGNOLIA of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
                           OPHELIA DELPHI of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 636): 50/50 of SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): CAO ZHEN of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                           ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, CLIFFHOME?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, TEAM FLOYD, since HOLMES ON 
THE RANGE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see STARDOG CATCHER win a fight and gain 18 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BASKERVILLE PIG beat STABBING EASTWARD and STABBING EASTWARD 
lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the 
new, as ZANDER takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, 
heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these 
guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
CLIFFHOME, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  PILLAR OF KINGS the most 
avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like TEAM FLOYD 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  And we have WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? in a challenge, going down 12 points for the 
fight.  Guess what?  I thought WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? showed great skill and promise when 
it won victory over FAITH.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for CLIFFHOME's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZANDER 4893                  10   2  0   117       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MY DEER WATSON 4883          14   6  0    92       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563        9   2  0    88       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 THE COWS AFOOT 4882          15   5  0    83       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
-EAGLE'S CLAW 4345            10   1  1    83       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 UNCUT HARE 4886              11   9  0    68       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAITH 4894                    9   9  0    62       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
 MORINDEL SALM 4876           14   8  1    58       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASKERVILLE PIG 4884          9  11  0    51       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561         6   1  0    51       TEAM FLOYD (99)
-ARGONATH 4602                 4   4  0    47       PILLAR OF KINGS (411)
 KEVSILESSA KIRO 4875         11  11  1    45       JINDA-BAN (198)
 VONSITAN KORV 4915            8   7  0    44       JINDA-BAN (198)
 LION'S MANE 4885              7  13  0    40       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STABBING EASTWARD 4562        5   2  2    38       TEAM FLOYD (99)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STARDOG CATCHER 4959          1   1  0    19       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 LOGRANAL MAUR 4954            2   3  0     9       JINDA-BAN (198)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SAUVARN MAUR 4874       8 13 1 JINDA-BAN 198        STABBING EASTWAR 4562 623   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Eagle's Claw -- How sharper than an eagle's claw is a disobedient--  What?  I've got
it wrong?  Well, heck, I could've SWORN....  Huh.  Good fight, I guess. -- Morindel
Salm

The Cows Afoot -- Right, on MY foot. -- Kevsilessa Kiro

Mellow Ledbetter -- If I gotta lose, it least it was to good music. -- Vonsitan Korv

Stabbing Eastward -- Drat.  I was WARNED, and I still got on the wrong side of you.
-- Ghost of Sauvarn Maur

Stardog Catcher -- Maybe you should stick with the stardog catching.  It doesn't
sound easy, but neither is gladiating. -- Logranal Maur

13 July 11
                                   Announcing!

          The No-Tourney ADM arena will be opening for business on the
          first of August of this year!
     It will be ADM Arena #107, making use of that idle installation down at Lirin
Kiv.  If the managers involved in this arena wish to rename it, suggestions will be
entertained through the months of August and September.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? devastated FAITH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
STABBING EASTWARD lost to BASKERVILLE PIG in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge battle.
MELLOW LEDBETTER subdued LION'S MANE in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
MY DEER WATSON was devastated by ZANDER in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
THE COWS AFOOT savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute competition.
UNCUT HARE overpowered KEVSILESSA KIRO in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
VONSITAN KORV bested FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute veteran vs. beginner competition.
MORINDEL SALM viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute duel.
STARDOG CATCHER overpowered LOGRANAL MAUR in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  2      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  22 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 624 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ZANDER 4893                10   2  0  117 ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
AIMED BLOW       WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563      9   2  0   88 TEAM FLOYD (99)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE COWS AFOOT 4882        15   5  0   83 HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
WALL OF STEEL    MORINDEL SALM 4876         14   8  1   58 JINDA-BAN (198)
SLASHING ATTACK  VONSITAN KORV 4915          8   7  0   44 JINDA-BAN (198)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BASKERVILLE PIG 4884.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THE COWS AFOOT 4882.  The ten other most popular fighters were BASKERVILLE 
PIG 4884, LION'S MANE 4885, ZANDER 4893, MORINDEL SALM 4876, WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563, 
STARDOG CATCHER 4959, MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561, VONSITAN KORV 4915, STABBING EASTWARD 
4562, and UNCUT HARE 4886.

The least popular fighter this week was LOGRANAL MAUR 4954.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KEVSILESSA KIRO 4875, MY DEER WATSON 4883, FAITH 4894, UNCUT 
HARE 4886, STABBING EASTWARD 4562, VONSITAN KORV 4915, MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561, STARDOG 
CATCHER 4959, WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563, and MORINDEL SALM 4876.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          THE BUNNY GOD (2-5631) of 042909A               
                   BULLETPROOF MONK (11-4999) of LUROCIANS EXTREME 
                       COCO NUTS (60-8163) of FRUIT OF THE LOOM        
                          EAR (82-39911) of UNFORTUNATE HAIR               
                           NUTHYN (82-32147) of GAMMA HORDE                 
                          PORSCHE (82-41317) of COMPENSATING               

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes