DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/12/2012    Duedate: 01/25/2012

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-637

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VONSITAN KORV
JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4915) [13-15-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE COWS AFOOT                 KORGOTH
HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)      BARBARIA (440)
(38-4882) [24-9-0,118]         (38-4939) [8-1-0,106]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BASKERVILLE PIG                AFFLICTION
HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)      APOCALYPSE (242)
(38-4884) [17-16-0,79]         (38-3945) [3-5-1,23]

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)          33
2. HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)   29HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
3. APOCALYPSE (242)            28      Unchartered Team
4. BARBARIA (440)              22
5. JINDA-BAN (198)              5      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)             8   1  0 88.9   1/ 1 HOLMES ON THE RANG (433)  8  4 0
 2/ 2 HOLMES ON THE RANG (433)  88  68  0 56.4   2/ 3 APOCALYPSE (242)          8  7 1
 3/ 3 TEAM FLOYD (99)          331 278 19 54.4   3/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)        6  6 0
 4/ 4 APOCALYPSE (242)         217 254 23 46.1   4/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)           6  8 0
 5/ 5 ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)        49  58  4 45.8   5/ 4 TEAM FLOYD (99)           6  9 0
 6/ 6 JINDA-BAN (198)          672 879 19 43.3   6/ 6*BARBARIA (440)            2  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 692): TAI of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 697): HERMOD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 693): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 688): FLASHER of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): NIKKI NAILS of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 681): SCARFACE of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? Of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 526): KOLBERT MOON of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 574): THUNDER BUG of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 692): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 697): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 693): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 688): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 681): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 526): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 574) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 692): JOSH of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): LOABAL DOMINATION OF STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): RUNNING DEER of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): BLAKSKUL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (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  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): WHAT of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      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, KORGOTH fought 
EAGLE'S CLAW and gained 22 points and contributed to BARBARIA's 1-0-0.  TROKRESSA 
SALM has lost to SCOURGE, falling 18 points, while helping make JINDA-BAN a 2-3-0 
turn.  We should ask VONSITAN KORV about the thrill of victory, and what being the 
new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he'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?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that CLIFFHOME has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in CLIFFHOME and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VONSITAN KORV 4915           13  15  0   111       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE COWS AFOOT 4882          24   9  0   118       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 KORGOTH 4939                  8   1  0   106       BARBARIA (440)
 UNCUT HARE 4886              19  14  0   104       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 FAITH 4894                   17  14  0    92       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 4563       12   3  0    85       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 WRATH 3821                   15  10  0    81       APOCALYPSE (242)
 EAGLE'S CLAW 4345            12   3  1    81       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 BASKERVILLE PIG 4884         17  16  0    79       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 KEVSILESSA KIRO 4875         17  18  1    72       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LION'S MANE 4885             13  20  0    64       HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)
 STABBING EASTWARD 4562        7   4  2    62       TEAM FLOYD (99)
 GRRR 4971                     5   0  0    62       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOURGE 4981                  4   0  2    45       APOCALYPSE (242)
 LOGRANAL MAUR 4954           10   8  2    40       JINDA-BAN (198)
 HORSEMAN 3898                 7   7  2    39       APOCALYPSE (242)
 TROKRESSA SALM 4967           5   7  0    35       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561         6   5  0    27       TEAM FLOYD (99)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AFFLICTION 3945               3   5  1    23       APOCALYPSE (242)
 WALKER 4983                   3   1  0    23       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
-KOBE 4973                     1   0  0    17       ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
 NILISMARIN SALM 4991          1   0  0    16       JINDA-BAN (198)
 FAMINE 3959                   2   4  0    10       APOCALYPSE (242)
 DELIVERENCE 4984              1   2  0    10       TEAM FLOYD (99)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STARDOG CATCHER 4959    1  2 0 TEAM FLOYD 99        HORSEMAN 3898         633  NOT REVENGED
BYE 4992                0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 434     WURM KIN              637  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wrath -- He won't tell who it was. -- Kevsilessa Kiro

Stabbing Eastward -- That's my new trick, I hunker down under a sheepskin in the
snow, wait for you to extend into a lunge to the eastward, and then pop up and GET
you from the west. -- Vonsitan Korv
P.S.  But it's probably a one-time-only trick, and I'll need a NEW new trick for next
time.

Uncut Hare -- Too gamy for me. -- Kevsilessa Kiro

Baskerville Pig -- If this will get me back down in the lower ranks where I belong, I
guess it's good. -- Trokressa Salm

Mellow Ledbetter -- The arena is not the place for mellowness.  Maybe you should
consider another line of work? -- Logranal Maur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KORGOTH vanquished EAGLE'S CLAW in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? was demolished by VONSITAN KORV in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
WRATH was devastated by UNCUT HARE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
THE COWS AFOOT overpowered KEVSILESSA KIRO in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BASKERVILLE PIG bested STABBING EASTWARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
FAITH beat LION'S MANE in a popular 1 minute master's brawl.
LOGRANAL MAUR was handily defeated by GRRR in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
TROKRESSA SALM lost to SCOURGE in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner upset fight.
HORSEMAN defeated MELLOW LEDBETTER in a 2 minute fight.
AFFLICTION savagely defeated DELIVERENCE in a popular 5 minute gory melee.
FAMINE was demolished by WALKER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
NILISMARIN SALM overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       8         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        33 -  20 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  2      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 637 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:

PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         5 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THE COWS AFOOT 4882        24   9  0  118 HOLMES ON THE RANGE (433)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KORGOTH 4939                8   1  0  106 BARBARIA (440)
SLASHING ATTACK  WRATH 3821                 15  10  0   81 APOCALYPSE (242)
WALL OF STEEL    EAGLE'S CLAW 4345          12   3  1   81 TEAM FLOYD (99)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRRR 4971                   5   0  0   62 ZOMBIE SQUAD (434)
BASHING ATTACK   SCOURGE 4981                4   0  2   45 APOCALYPSE (242)
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 AFFLICTION 3945.  The ten other most popular fighters were KORGOTH 4939, THE 
COWS AFOOT 4882, BASKERVILLE PIG 4884, FAITH 4894, GRRR 4971, HORSEMAN 3898, 
DELIVERENCE 4984, NILISMARIN SALM 4991, VONSITAN KORV 4915, and UNCUT HARE 4886.

The least popular fighter this week was FAMINE 3959.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LOGRANAL MAUR 4954, KEVSILESSA KIRO 4875, WRATH 3821, WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 
4563, EAGLE'S CLAW 4345, BYE 4992, WALKER 4983, MELLOW LEDBETTER 4561, STABBING 
EASTWARD 4562, and SCOURGE 4981.

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!