DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2011    Duedate: 01/11/2012

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-636

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHAT'S A VOLKSIE?
TEAM FLOYD (99)
(38-4563) [12-2-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WHAT'S A VOLKSIE?              KORGOTH
TEAM FLOYD (99)                BARBARIA (440)
(38-4563) [12-2-0,117]         (38-4939) [7-1-0,84]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BASKERVILLE PIG                GRRR
HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)      ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
(38-4884) [16-16-0,73]         (38-4971) [4-0-0,43]

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)             31
2. HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)   26HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
3. ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)          24      Unchartered Team
4. JINDA-BAN (198)              6
5. BARBARIA (440)               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   1  0 87.5   1/ 3 HOLMES ON THE RANG (433)  8  4 0
 2/ 3 HOLMES ON THE RANG (433)  85  67  0 55.9   2/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)        7  5 0
 3/ 2 TEAM FLOYD (99)          331 273 19 54.8   3/ 1 APOCALYPSE (242)          7  8 2
 4/ 4 APOCALYPSE (242)         214 252 23 45.9   4/ 4 TEAM FLOYD (99)           6  4 0
 5/ 5 ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)        46  57  4 44.7   5/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)           5  9 0
 6/ 6 JINDA-BAN (198)          670 876 19 43.3   6/ 6*BARBARIA (440)            2  1 0
 7- 7*PILLAR OF KINGS (411)      4   8  0 33.3   7- 7*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 691): ALLEY OOP of ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): HERMOD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): EILEEN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): WRATH of APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): 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 525): GILBERN JUSS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 691): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): SAVAGE HORDE (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): 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 525): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 572): BIG BIRD of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): LOABAL DOMINATION OF STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 293): LUAU LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
               (turn 679): DRED of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTER of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in CLIFFHOME this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as APOCALYPSE is pushed out of top team by HOLMES ON THE RANGE, who came 
from 3rd with a 4-0-0 this turn.  And let's see, DELIVERENCE fought FAMINE and gained 
16 points and contributed to TEAM FLOYD's 3-2-0.  FAMINE has lost to DELIVERENCE, 
falling 12 points, while helping make APOCALYPSE a 1-4-1 turn.  This turn WRATH 
challenged WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? in what was CLIFFHOME's Title bout.  We should ask 
WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does 
for a warrior, it's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I 
saw last night, cramped under the table at The Choking Ogre?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     I like this place, CLIFFHOME, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet 
again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and 
my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563       12   2  0   117       TEAM FLOYD (99)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE COWS AFOOT 4882          23   9  0   115       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 EAGLE'S CLAW 4345            12   2  1    95       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 WRATH 3821                   15   9  0    93       APOCALYPSE (242)
 VONSITAN KORV 4915           12  15  0    91       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAITH 4894                   16  14  0    90       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
 UNCUT HARE 4886              18  14  0    88       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 KORGOTH 4939                  7   1  0    84       BARBARIA (440)
 BASKERVILLE PIG 4884         16  16  0    73       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 KEVSILESSA KIRO 4875         17  17  1    70       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STABBING EASTWARD 4562        7   3  2    65       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 LION'S MANE 4885             13  19  0    60       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOGRANAL MAUR 4954           10   7  2    55       JINDA-BAN (198)
 TROKRESSA SALM 4967           5   6  0    53       JINDA-BAN (198)
-ARGONATH 4602                 4   5  0    44       PILLAR OF KINGS (411)
 GRRR 4971                     4   0  0    43       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561         6   4  0    33       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 HORSEMAN 3898                 6   7  2    30       APOCALYPSE (242)
 SCOURGE 4981                  3   0  2    26       APOCALYPSE (242)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELIVERENCE 4984              1   1  0    17       TEAM FLOYD (99)
-KOBE 4973                     1   0  0    17       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
 WALKER 4983                   2   1  0    14       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
 AFFLICTION 3945               2   5  1    12       APOCALYPSE (242)
 FAMINE 3959                   2   3  0     9       APOCALYPSE (242)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      SCOURGE 4981          636  NONE
STARDOG CATCHER 4959    1  2 0 TEAM FLOYD 99        HORSEMAN 3898         633   
BYE 4985                0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 434     DARK CHAMPION         636  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kevsilessa Kiro -- Perhaps you should enlist the aid of your teammate's tutors, it
certainly worked for him. -- Wrath

Floyd -- Close call on both fights.  Mellow should have won and Deliverence would
have if Scourge had missed that last shot, but I'll happily take the wins. --
Preacher

Jorja -- Thanks for the welcome, and good to be back. -- Preacher

Eagle's Claw -- Ah, you found out my little secret:  I'm better at losing than at
winning.  A modest ability, but my own. -- Vonsitan Korv

The Cows Afoot -- If you ask *me*, the only good cow is giving milk, not fight on the
sands.  Or is becoming steak, of course, though that's more likely to be steers. --
Kevsilessa Kiro

When they called that guy the Dangerous Criminal, they weren't joking! -- Ghost of
Morindel Salm

We do not care for Userous Merchants up in Karia, and we know what to do with them
when we meet them on the sands. -- Trokressa Salm and Logranal Maur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WRATH was devastated by WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? in a 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
HORSEMAN was viciously subdued by GRRR in a popular 4 minute gruesome Challenge match.
THE COWS AFOOT bested FAITH in a popular 1 minute veteran's contest.
VONSITAN KORV demolished STABBING EASTWARD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
UNCUT HARE won victory over KEVSILESSA KIRO in a exciting 2 minute master's fight.
KORGOTH was unbelievably bested by EAGLE'S CLAW in a action packed 1 minute fight.
BASKERVILLE PIG vanquished TROKRESSA SALM in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LION'S MANE viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute uneven fight.
LOGRANAL MAUR savagely defeated MELLOW LEDBETTER in a action packed 3 minute match.
AFFLICTION was defeated by WALKER in a exciting 1 minute match.
FAMINE was bested by DELIVERENCE in a exciting 1 minute amateur's conflict.
SCOURGE murdered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided 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  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        32 -  19 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  2      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   6 -  1      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 636 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563     12   2  0  117 TEAM FLOYD (99)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE COWS AFOOT 4882        23   9  0  115 HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
WALL OF STEEL    EAGLE'S CLAW 4345          12   2  1   95 TEAM FLOYD (99)
SLASHING ATTACK  WRATH 3821                 15   9  0   93 APOCALYPSE (242)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRRR 4971                   4   0  0   43 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 GRRR 4971.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOGRANAL MAUR 4954, 
LION'S MANE 4885, UNCUT HARE 4886, MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561, WALKER 4983, DELIVERENCE 
4984, THE COWS AFOOT 4882, VONSITAN KORV 4915, KORGOTH 4939, and WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 
4563.

The least popular fighter this week was AFFLICTION 3945.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TROKRESSA SALM 4967, STABBING EASTWARD 4562, WRATH 3821, BYE 4985, 
SCOURGE 4981, FAMINE 3959, KEVSILESSA KIRO 4875, FAITH 4894, BASKERVILLE PIG 4884, 
and EAGLE'S CLAW 4345.

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI