DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/12/2013    Duedate: 12/25/2013

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-687

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TALKS NONSTOP
BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)
(38-5073) [10-3-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TALKS NONSTOP                  PRINCE ALBERT
BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)       WORLD BLADES (443)
(38-5073) [10-3-0,103]         (38-4990) [4-2-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NILISMARIN SALM                JELLY BELLY
JINDA-BAN (198)                SHEWISH CANDY (448)
(38-4991) [18-33-0,94]         (38-5063) [11-5-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JINDA-BAN (198)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JINDA-BAN (198)             24
2. SHEWISH CANDY (448)         15      BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)
3. WORLD BLADES (443)          12      Unchartered Team
4. PILLAR OF KINGS (411)        0
5. SOUL WARRIORS (159)          0      WORLD BLADES (443)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)  36  22  1 62.1   1/ 3 JINDA-BAN (198)           9  6 0
 2- 2 SOUL WARRIORS (159)      341 271 13 55.7   2/ 1 BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)  7  5 0
 3- 3 PILLAR OF KINGS (411)      8   8  0 50.0   3/ 2 ONE TOO MANY (450)        7  8 0
 4/ 0*WORLD BLADES (443)         4   4  0 50.0   4- 4 SOUL WARRIORS (159)       5  5 0
 5/ 4 ONE TOO MANY (450)        25  28  4 47.2   5/ 5 SHEWISH CANDY (448)       2  1 0
 6/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)          794 %1007 20 44.1   6- 6 PILLAR OF KINGS (411)     1  0 0
 7/ 6 SHEWISH CANDY (448)       11  19  0 36.7   7/ 0*WORLD BLADES (443)        1  0 0
 8- 7*N.E.M.I.S.I.S. (67)        2   9  0 18.2   8- 7*N.E.M.I.S.I.S. (67)       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 742): BOA of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 624): CUTPURSE of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 747): BRUNHILDE of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 719): QUEEN OF COOL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 743): BIRGITTE of KINGS BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 738): ELMORE JAMES of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 746): ATHELAS of TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 731): SALTY DOG of THIRSTY THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 732): RED ALERT of HIP HOP HEROES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 731): BELL of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 697): ONE MIC of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 686): ARGONATH of PILLAR OF KINGS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 680): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 630): ATOMIC PUNK of VAN DUEL (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 301): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 294): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 576): DANG LEN of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 624): TOLAIS DEEPHEART of HIGHLANDERS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 742): LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 624): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 746): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 719): TOLBINS HIVE C (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 743): PLAY BALL (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 738): BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 746): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 731): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 732): HIP HOP HEROES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 731): MASTERS OF MELODY (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 697): TOLBINS HIVE D (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 686): BASH BROS CHILDREN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 680): DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 630): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 301): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 294): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 576): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 624) BRUTAL LEGION et al (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 742): BOA of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 747): BRUNHILDE of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
              (turn 746): ARGULA of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 718): THE UPTIGHT MAN of OUT OF PROZAC (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 742): ISOBEL KLINE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 745): BALOR of DEMONS & DEVILS (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 731): CENTAURIAN of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 697): ONE MIC of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 575): SUBWAY of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): RONARDA SOLA of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, 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 BASH BROS CHILDREN is pushed out of top team by JINDA-BAN, who came 
from 3rd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, JELLY BELLY fought TACOS and gained 
15 points and contributed to SHEWISH CANDY's 1-0-0.  BEDTIME has lost to SHOTS, 
falling 12 points, while helping make BASH BROS CHILDREN a 2-2-0 turn.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, ARGONATH has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  And not without some honor, TALKS NONSTOP now claims the title and 
throne of Duelmaster of CLIFFHOME.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the 
top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Choking Ogre until they win.  
Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  PILLAR OF KINGS has cause to stand tall, as they were 
CLIFFHOME's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
guess who avoided PILLAR OF KINGS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was BASH 
BROS CHILDREN.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
JINDA-BAN's warrior VORONSAL MAUR.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in CLIFFHOME, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in CLIFFHOME again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALKS NONSTOP 5073           10   3  0   103       BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARGONATH 4602                 8   5  0   114       PILLAR OF KINGS (411)
 NILISMARIN SALM 4991         18  33  0    94       JINDA-BAN (198)
 VORONSAL MAUR 5068           14   6  0    93       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORGENDAL FARS 5020          21  24  0    87       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SICK DAYS 5070                9   4  0    72       BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JELLY BELLY 5063             11   5  0    64       SHEWISH CANDY (448)
 DIRTY DIAPERS 5071            9   4  0    62       BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)
-ASH 3277                     12  10  1    60       SOUL WARRIORS (159)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOTS 5088                    6   5  1    53       ONE TOO MANY (450)
 TACOS 5091                    7   4  1    50       ONE TOO MANY (450)
 SOLDILLIA VRO 5102            7   1  0    47       JINDA-BAN (198)
-ENOCH 3242                   11  12  0    45       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
 BEDTIME 5072                  5  10  0    42       BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)
 MENDARLIN VORO 5059           8  16  0    40       JINDA-BAN (198)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRINCE ALBERT 4990            4   2  0    33       WORLD BLADES (443)
 X'S 5090                      4   7  0    31       ONE TOO MANY (450)
-JOJEN 5118                    3   1  0    27       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
 BAD IDEAS 5109                3   3  0    27       ONE TOO MANY (450)
-DEFIANCE 5074                 3   1  1    26       BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UNFORTUNATE RAKE 5111         2   0  0    22       SOUL WARRIORS (159)
 EMPLOYEES 5099                4   6  1    21       ONE TOO MANY (450)
-CLEMENTINE 5100               3   4  2    21       SOUL WARRIORS (159)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAIGANDORBORATH 563           1   1  0    12       N.E.M.I.S.I.S. (67)
-PRINCESS SHEILA 564           1   0  0     7       N.E.M.I.S.I.S. (67)
-DAGOR-ROG 511                 0   2  0     4       N.E.M.I.S.I.S. (67)
-TELTHALION 513                0   2  0     3       N.E.M.I.S.I.S. (67)
-DELGIRITH 512                 0   2  0     2       N.E.M.I.S.I.S. (67)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Argonath -- That was one impressive display of fighting.  I feel honored to have
shared the arena with you.  You are a fine example of what I hope to become, a well
rounded gladiator who can win in ways unexpected for one of my style.  Alas, I will
have to keep on trying because you have arrived at that point and I have not.  I
might be able to beat the Jinda-Ban guys, but you are too tough for me.  Well done, I
want to be like you! -- Talks Nonstop

Korgendal Fars -- Wow, your victory definitely made me feel sick. -- Sick Days

Enoch -- And many people say that I stink! -- Dirty Diapers

Nilismarin Salm -- You could hurt someone with that weapon. -- Bedtime

We salute the tourney participants, and add a cheer for Bob, Eternal, Champion of
Primus.  We recall him as a pain in the but to duel with back in the day here, too.
Good work, Bob. -- Jorja and Jinda-van

Sick Days -- Ah, you see how it is?  Last time, I *was* sick.  It was all I could do
to stay on my feet till you hit me.  But I went on a mega-vitamin regimen, and it
seems to have helped. -- Korgendal Fars

Bedtime -- If I want to stay up all night, I *will*. -- Nilismarin Salm

Ah, the Mercenary.  Gotta love him.  In a manner of speaking. -- Voronsal Maur

Jelly Belly -- I have SUCH a tummy-ache!  I don't see why you had to kick me there,
just because I asked you to do the "ho ho ho" thing. -- Mendarlin Voro
P.S.  And my teammates are all frowning at me because I got our only loss.  I think
they're going to make me do the dishes.

X's -- Oh, I dunno, a lot of ekses might be useful if one was drawing a simple
border. -- Soldillia Vro, calligrapher

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SICK DAYS was devastated by VORONSAL MAUR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
JELLY BELLY viciously subdued TACOS in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
KORGENDAL FARS was overpowered by TALKS NONSTOP in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
NILISMARIN SALM devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 2 minute one-sided fight.
DIRTY DIAPERS bested MENDARLIN VORO in a 1 minute duel.
BAD IDEAS was overpowered by SOLDILLIA VRO in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BEDTIME was savagely defeated by SHOTS in a action packed 1 minute gruesome melee.
EMPLOYEES was vanquished by PRINCE ALBERT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
X'S vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  14 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  21 -  2      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  13 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        14 -  20 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  1      37  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 687 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      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TALKS NONSTOP 5073         10   3  0  103 BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)
WALL OF STEEL    VORONSAL MAUR 5068         14   6  0   93 JINDA-BAN (198)
LUNGING ATTACK   SICK DAYS 5070              9   4  0   72 BASH BROS CHILDREN (449)
PARRY-LUNGE      TACOS 5091                  7   4  1   50 ONE TOO MANY (450)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NILISMARIN SALM 4991.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JELLY BELLY 5063.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHOTS 5088, 
NILISMARIN SALM 4991, SOLDILLIA VRO 5102, DIRTY DIAPERS 5071, PRINCE ALBERT 4990, 
VORONSAL MAUR 5068, TALKS NONSTOP 5073, X'S 5090, TACOS 5091, and SICK DAYS 5070.

The least popular fighter this week was EMPLOYEES 5099.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BEDTIME 5072, BAD IDEAS 5109, MENDARLIN VORO 5059, KORGENDAL FARS 5020, 
SICK DAYS 5070, TACOS 5091, X'S 5090, TALKS NONSTOP 5073, VORONSAL MAUR 5068, and 
PRINCE ALBERT 4990.

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

               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. 

                     CHUPACABRA (10-3827) TERRAPIN STATION  (189) 
                           DECEON RAIN (50-883) KAOS  (127) 
                       PIONEER (82-47958) TRIPPIN' OUT  (8064) 
                      GRAPE APE (82-34889) BRAIN FOOD 9  (5739) 
                DUELMASTERS.COM (82-16536) SUPERIOR FORCES 720  (2509) 
                     FROZBOZ (82-14622) FIRES OF HEAVEN 4  (2181) 
                           RAGE (82-36450) EMOTIONS  (6013) 
                 HUNGRY HIPPO (82-49609) SUPERIOR FORCES 5411  (8331) 
                       BABEL (82-46069) SACS DE SABLE 1  (7725) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes