DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/15/2011    Duedate: 12/28/2011

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-635

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WRATH
APOCALYPSE (242)
(38-3821) [15-8-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE COWS AFOOT                 KORGOTH
HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)      BARBARIA (440)
(38-4882) [22-9-0,110]         (38-4939) [7-0-0,84]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BASKERVILLE PIG                EAGLE'S CLAW
HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)      TEAM FLOYD (99)
(38-4884) [15-16-0,64]         (38-4345) [11-2-1,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

APOCALYPSE (242)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. APOCALYPSE (242)            48
2. JINDA-BAN (198)             25      TEAM FLOYD (99)
3. TEAM FLOYD (99)             20      Unchartered Team
4. BARBARIA (440)              12
5. PILLAR OF KINGS (411)        0      BARBARIA (440)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BARBARIA (440)             7   0  0  100   1/ 4 APOCALYPSE (242)          8  7 2
 2/ 3 TEAM FLOYD (99)          328 271 19 54.8   2/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)        7  3 0
 3/ 2 HOLMES ON THE RANG (433)  81  67  0 54.7   3/ 1 HOLMES ON THE RANG (433)  7  5 0
 4/ 4 APOCALYPSE (242)         213 248 22 46.2   4/ 6 TEAM FLOYD (99)           5  5 0
 5/ 5 ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)        44  55  4 44.4   5/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)           4 11 0
 6/ 6 JINDA-BAN (198)          668 874 19 43.3   6/ 5*BARBARIA (440)            3  0 0
 7- 8*PILLAR OF KINGS (411)      4   8  0 33.3   7- 8*PILLAR OF KINGS (411)     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 690): WHISKEY of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 572): BIG BIRD of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 695): VIPER of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 691): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 686): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 294): NIKKI NAILS of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 679): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 680): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 679): DRED of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 645): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 634): FAITH of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khistanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 627): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 578): MARGANAD of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 524): INFERNO of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 572): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 690): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 572): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 695): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 691): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 686): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 294): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 679): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 680): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 679): LUDUS MAGNUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 645): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 634): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 627): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 578): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 524): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 572) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 572): BIG BIRD of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 690): TERTIUS of LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 293): LUAU LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 679): JAMESON of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 679): DRED of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 625): DORSAL FINN of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 577): TACK TACK of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
                             WHY of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTER of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon CLIFFHOME, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  The boys at HOLMES ON THE RANGE left the arena 
dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by APOCALYPSE.  Good show!  What's a 
move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, 
according to APOCALYPSE.  Practice pays for LOGRANAL MAUR, who pummelled THE USEROUS 
MERCHANT, to pocket 17 points.  LION'S MANE certainly had a baffled expression on 
hers face, after losing to STABBING EASTWARD and losing 14 points in the process!  
The arena was more crowded than usual this time, as WRATH faced CLIFFHOME's 
Duelmaster.  Now I can't insult WRATH, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh 
great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So who's the team that's 
been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me. 
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Is it charming personality?  
Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, BASKERVILLE PIG is the 
most challenged warrior.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  The audience 
gave a nice round of rasberries to MORINDEL SALM of JINDA-BAN, for expiring in such 
an ungraceful fashion.  16-17-1, indeed!  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.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRATH 3821                   15   8  0   109       APOCALYPSE (242)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE COWS AFOOT 4882          22   9  0   110       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563       11   2  0   103       TEAM FLOYD (99)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAITH 4894                   16  13  0    88       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
 EAGLE'S CLAW 4345            11   2  1    87       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 KORGOTH 4939                  7   0  0    84       BARBARIA (440)
 UNCUT HARE 4886              17  14  0    81       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 VONSITAN KORV 4915           11  15  0    79       JINDA-BAN (198)
 STABBING EASTWARD 4562        7   2  2    73       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 KEVSILESSA KIRO 4875         17  16  1    72       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASKERVILLE PIG 4884         15  16  0    64       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 TROKRESSA SALM 4967           5   5  0    62       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LION'S MANE 4885             12  19  0    55       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 LOGRANAL MAUR 4954            9   7  2    50       JINDA-BAN (198)
-ARGONATH 4602                 4   5  0    44       PILLAR OF KINGS (411)
 GRRR 4971                     3   0  0    36       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORSEMAN 3898                 6   6  2    33       APOCALYPSE (242)
 MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561         6   3  0    32       TEAM FLOYD (99)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAMINE 3959                   2   2  0    21       APOCALYPSE (242)
 SCOURGE 4981                  2   0  1    18       APOCALYPSE (242)
-KOBE 4973                     1   0  0    17       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
 AFFLICTION 3945               2   4  1    11       APOCALYPSE (242)
 WALKER 4983                   1   1  0     4       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
 DELIVERENCE 4984              0   1  0     1       TEAM FLOYD (99)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORINDEL SALM 4876     16 17 1 JINDA-BAN 198        DANGEROUS CRIMIN      635  NONE
STARDOG CATCHER 4959    1  2 0 TEAM FLOYD 99        HORSEMAN 3898         633   
SKELLIE 4982            0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 434     STONE GOLEM           635  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Preacher -- Good to see you back.  Take out a long lease on that guildhouse and plan
to stay a while. -- Jorja, Jinda-Ban

We note the tourney report.  Good going, Cliffhome.  Does that TV in the Rookies mean
we can expect some Bash Brothers here soon? -- Jorja and Jinda-Ban

The Cows Afoot -- I don't know why they let you loose in here.  That was *my* foot
you were standing on, and you made a total *mess* of the sands, as well.  Cows,
faugh!  No restraint. -- Vonsitan Korv

Wrath -- My momma always told me that wrath would be my downfall, but I didn't
listen.  I mean, she's *old*, probably over *forty*!  What could she know?  Turns out
she did know something.  I'll have to work on that. -- Kevsilessa Kiro

Baskerville Pig -- I always knew pigs were nasty. -- Morindel Salm
P.S.  And do *not* tell me about the Empress of Blandings.  She's a myth.  Pigs are
nasty.

Lion's Mane -- The mane didn't bother me, but I had some problems with the lion. --
Logranal Maur

Well, good!  I needed a win, and getting the only one on the team is an added boon.
What a position it gives me with regard to the chores around the guildhouse!  *I* can
win fights, I don't need to wash any darned dishes. -- Trokressa Salm

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SKELLIE was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MELLOW LEDBETTER was bested by HORSEMAN in a 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
KORGOTH demolished BASKERVILLE PIG in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
WRATH vanquished FAITH in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? overpowered UNCUT HARE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
EAGLE'S CLAW slimly won victory over VONSITAN KORV in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
THE COWS AFOOT devastated KEVSILESSA KIRO in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
LION'S MANE was handily defeated by STABBING EASTWARD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MORINDEL SALM was slaughtered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TROKRESSA SALM vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRRR overpowered AFFLICTION in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
LOGRANAL MAUR overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
FAMINE handily defeated WALKER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SCOURGE savagely defeated DELIVERENCE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        31 -  18 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 635 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  WRATH 3821                 15   8  0  109 APOCALYPSE (242)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE COWS AFOOT 4882        22   9  0  110 HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
AIMED BLOW       WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563     11   2  0  103 TEAM FLOYD (99)
WALL OF STEEL    EAGLE'S CLAW 4345          11   2  1   87 TEAM FLOYD (99)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KEVSILESSA KIRO 4875       17  16  1   72 JINDA-BAN (198)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRRR 4971                   3   0  0   36 ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
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 EAGLE'S CLAW 4345.  The ten other most popular fighters were VONSITAN KORV 
4915, SCOURGE 4981, KORGOTH 4939, WRATH 3821, TROKRESSA SALM 4967, MELLOW LEDBETTER 
4561, THE COWS AFOOT 4882, LOGRANAL MAUR 4954, HORSEMAN 3898, and WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 
4563.

The least popular fighter this week was WALKER 4983.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were AFFLICTION 3945, MORINDEL SALM 4876, LION'S MANE 4885, KEVSILESSA KIRO 
4875, UNCUT HARE 4886, FAITH 4894, BASKERVILLE PIG 4884, SKELLIE 4982, DELIVERENCE 
4984, and FAMINE 3959.

               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.  

                        CIRBANE (3-3841) SORCERY COVENANT (52) 
                       MADE A COMBO (62-3896) WON AT POOL (401) 
                        TAKANOHANA (77-2569) SUMO BASHO (369) 
                     PAIN PART 1 (82-11616) LUROCIANS XIV (1687) 
                      1101 (82-17779) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1 (2722) 
                        PUD 135 (82-22036) PUDS AGAIN 8 (3496) 
                    AMISTUM (82-26415) LBA: SPEILBURG FANS2 (4268) 
                     MORE COWBELL! (82-29315) BLAH TEAM 8 (4781) 
                    SILVER (82-30503) SUPERIOR FORCES 7402 (5001) 
                          HYPERMUX (82-32647) 121604Q (5387) 
                 BOND, JAMES BOND (82-36725) A VIEW TO A KILL (6066) 
                        R'AKA (82-37859) THE DREADLANDS (6285) 
                     PRISONER 007 (82-41051) DUNGEON CELL (6855) 
                          SPARKLY (82-41405) 012006E (6911) 
                  SEATTLE SLEW (82-41468) SUPERIOR HORSES II (6923) 
                    CATHARI (82-42267) 4604 SUPERIOR FORCES (7065) 
                     COFFEE GROUNDS (82-45801) ABSTRACTION (7691) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes