DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2007    Duedate: 01/11/2008

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-528

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOLLYMOOP
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4429) [13-4-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOLLYMOOP                      POSITION IS EMPTY
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           
(42-4429) [13-4-0,119]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WOLVERINE                      CHEESY SQUEEZER
BEASTIAL LEGION (391)          COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4374) [11-7-1,87]          (42-4436) [5-6-0,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        49
2. DELVERS (154)               18      BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
3. BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)    17      Unchartered Team
4. ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)       12
5. BEASTIAL LEGION (391)        9      I LIKE (317)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*YOUR *** IS GRASS (307)    1   0  0  100   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)  14   7  2 66.7   2/ 5 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     540 383 26 58.5   3/ 2 BEASTIAL LEGION (391)     7  4 0
 4/ 4 BEASTIAL LEGION (391)     45  39  4 53.6   4/ 3 DELVERS (154)             7  8 1
 5/ 5 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       210 206 10 50.5   5/ 4 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)     7  8 0
 6/ 6 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)    125 136  5 47.9   6/ 6 BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)  3  3 0
 7/ 7 DELVERS (154)            545 705 14 43.6   7- 7*YOUR *** IS GRASS (307)   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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 586): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 469): EDWARD O'HARE of MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): PANTHER of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 589): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 593): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): CYNICA of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): BERCHTA of THE DARK GODS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 550): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 540): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 527): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 476): ENDLESS WATCH of RAISING RYLYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): PHOENIX of GRIFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 216): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): ZEUS of LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): MARWAN of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 468): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 586): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 469): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 589): TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 593): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): THE ABYSMALS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 550): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 540): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 527): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 476): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 216): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): ARTIC FIRE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 468) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 286): MAKESHIFT ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 585): COBALT of STEEL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): JUNGLE JUICE of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                          DELON LUROST of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): PANTHER of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 587): HELENE JUSTE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 592): BANKSHOT of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
               (turn 590): SLAMMER of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): CYNICA of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 584): SIR CUMFERENCE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): BERCHTA of THE DARK GODS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 538): SCROD BOY of INQUISITION CLONES (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): ZEUS of LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to RODEKI once again!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always 
change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, FLAGG'S FIVE's 2nd moved them up 
to 3-2-0 place.  What's with MOIST TOWELETTE?  It actually beat ELEMENTS OF ZEN's 
JADE TIGER, and walked away with 22 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at 
ELEMENTS OF ZEN.  JADE TIGER lost 12 points to MOIST TOWELETTE.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe JADE TIGER will provide more easy wins...  Another fighter (MASUMII 
13-10-0) challenged another Duelmaster (HOLLYMOOP 13-4-0).  Life goes on.  Try as he 
might, MASUMII wasn't good enough at persuading HOLLYMOOP to step down from the 
Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  RODEKI thinks BASH BROS. 
TOURIST and their 14-7-2 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  In 
my day, no team with a 13-6-2 would scare me off!  What's the problem, FLAGG'S FIVE?  
How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, MISO SOUP!  Don't 
make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  CHRISTELLINA didn't quite know 
what to make of a challenge she received from HISTORICAL LANDMARKS of BASH BROS. 
TOURIST, who is 20 points below her.  HISTORICAL LANDMARKS perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he beat CHRISTELLINA and ended up with 49 recognition points.   
     Warriors of RODEKI unite.  You have only your games to lose!  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLLYMOOP 4429               13   4  0   119       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RHINO 4384                   11   4  2   106       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
 WINKY DINK 4407              15  12  0   105       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 KILLER KABUKI 3231           17  13  0    98       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 MASUMII 4117                 13  10  0    92       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOLVERINE 4374               11   7  1    87       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
 BLAZING BLUR 4136            11   7  0    83       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092           15  10  0    82       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 SUCKFOOT 4437                 7   3  0    81       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 MONGOOSE 4406                 6   2  0    76       BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
 MISO SOUP 3167               19  16  0    73       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 ASBENTA 4434                  6   5  0    68       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOIST TOWELETTE 4430          8   8  1    61       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONG KONG FOOEY 3524         12  10  0    51       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 MASTER PO 3527               12   8  0    51       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 CHRISTELLINA 4405            11  18  0    51       DELVERS (154)
 RIMA ADLER 4187              10   4  1    51       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 HISTORICAL LANDMARKS 4371     7   3  1    49       BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
 JADE TIGER 3509              11  14  1    48       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 MATCHING SHIRTS 4369          6   4  0    40       BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436          5   6  0    39       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUDSLINGER 4448               2   1  1    28       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONECRUSHER II 4444          2   2  0    23       DELVERS (154)
 MASTER SCHEDULER 4449         2   0  0    21       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
-LAWN BOY 3557                 1   0  0    21       YOUR *** IS GRASS (307)
-STANDING AND GAWKING 4368     1   0  1    19       BASH BROS. TOURIST (390)
 DACIMOUSEL 4438               2   4  0    10       DELVERS (154)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THE SCHEDULER 4445      0  1 0 FLAGG'S FIVE 213     MUDSLINGER 4448       526  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Suave -- Going back over some old NL's and what not, I've begun to notice is that you
have racked up the rewards.  Man, somebody is going to have to do something about
that...somebody...anybody? -- Flagg

Harby -- Hi, back at ya! -- Flagg

Morant Deserter -- I know why you deserted now.  You must've been scheduled to be
decomissioned. -- Master Scheduler

Asbenta -- You certainly made me dizzy with all of that running about.  Flagg tells
me I need to go back to fighting offensively. -- Rima Adler
P.S.  He didn't mean to stop shaving my legs either.

Killer Kabuki -- Hmmph!  That should have went differently. -- Blazing Blur

Wolverine -- That was fun!  For a minute there I actually thought you would win. --
Masumii

Mudslinger -- I hope you learned your lesson! -- Virtuos Vixen
P.S.  In hind sight, I guess you learned your lesson very well!  Sheesh.  What are
ya, intelligent or something?

Mudslinger -- Geez, slingin the mud, even AFTER I'm dead!  How did that happen?  You
know darn well how that happened!  Apparently my awesome speed advantage counted for
nothin in this town! -- Ghost of The Scheduler

Virtuous Vixen -- Being a golem, I am not, of course, endowed with "nosy curiosity,"
but I have heard colleagues speak of the "fox women" of Lirith Kai.  Are you one
such?  I will admit to a certain amount of academic curiosity.  I have never
encounted a fox woman, or a fox man, for that matter, before. -- Mudslinger

Historical Landmarks -- Yes, and I was so determined to do you up right, too!  Every
landmark withing reach, I was going to visit, a sketch of me standing next to the
sign, and then TEN WHOLE MINUTES with the landmark itself, just to get the feel of
it.  But the weather wouldn't cooperate.  Snow, ice, snow again, it was incredible
and REALLY ANNOYING.  So I'll take a snow check on the historical landmark tour,
okay? -- Christellina

Rima Adler -- You can't IMAGINE what a relief and PLEASURE it is to me to meet up
with another left-handed orcish gladiatress.  Okay, sure, there ARE others of us
around, but what *I* say is, the more the merrier, although merry isn't EXACTLY what
I had in mind.  Well, it might be merry for US.  There are some hoity-toity DWARFS
around here who think they're so much BETTER than us, and they should be smacked
upside the head HARD.  Left-handed, too.  That's part of the trick. -- Asbenta

Matching Shirts -- I am NOT worthless and weak, I'm being strangled by this shirt!  I
got some catsup on it, washed it, and when I went to put it on again, turns out it
SHRANK and now I can't get it back OFF and it's cutting off my circulation (the small
of my back is numb already) and CHOKING me with that tight collar and I can barely
MOVE.  This shirt will be the DEATH of me, and it isn't even my color! -- Dacimousel

Lawn Boy -- They tell me that your behavior is "typical of dwarves."  I do not know
if this is good or bad. -- Stonecrusher II
P.S.  I have an associate, what if I was a born person might be...a cousin?  Who is a
riding vacuum cleaner.  Is that similar to your function?

Flagg -- Schedules are the bane of all intelligent people.  And besides, the
Mudslinger has no judgment circuits. -- Harby

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VIRTUOS VIXEN was devastated by WINKY DINK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MASUMII was vanquished by HOLLYMOOP in a 3 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
BLAZING BLUR overpowered MISO SOUP in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
HISTORICAL LANDMARKS unbelievably bested CHRISTELLINA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
MASTER SCHEDULER demolished DACIMOUSEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
WOLVERINE lost to KILLER KABUKI in a 2 minute master's fight.
RHINO overpowered SUCKFOOT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MONGOOSE savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute melee.
ASBENTA slimly won victory over MATCHING SHIRTS in a popular 1 minute duel.
JADE TIGER was vanquished by MOIST TOWELETTE in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
HONG KONG FOOEY overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MASTER PO defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 4 minute match.
RIMA ADLER bested CHEESY SQUEEZER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute conflict.
STONECRUSHER II demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MUDSLINGER overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -   8 -  0      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  17 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  17 -  1      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 528 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        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HOLLYMOOP 4429             13   4  0  119 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  RHINO 4384                 11   4  2  106 BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
WALL OF STEEL    KILLER KABUKI 3231         17  13  0   98 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
LUNGING ATTACK   WOLVERINE 4374             11   7  1   87 BEASTIAL LEGION (391)
BASHING ATTACK   VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092         15  10  0   82 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
AIMED BLOW       SUCKFOOT 4437               7   3  0   81 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      MISO SOUP 3167             19  16  0   73 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
SLASHING ATTACK  ASBENTA 4434                6   5  0   68 DELVERS (154)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WOLVERINE 4374.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOLLYMOOP 4429, 
CHRISTELLINA 4405, BLAZING BLUR 4136, MONGOOSE 4406, WOLVERINE 4374, ASBENTA 4434, 
MOIST TOWELETTE 4430, RIMA ADLER 4187, WINKY DINK 4407, and HISTORICAL LANDMARKS 
4371.

The least popular fighter this week was SUCKFOOT 4437.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DACIMOUSEL 4438, MISO SOUP 3167, STONECRUSHER II 4444, MASTER PO 3527, 
JADE TIGER 3509, MASUMII 4117, VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092, MUDSLINGER 4448, HONG KONG FOOEY 
3524, and MATCHING SHIRTS 4369.