DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/08/2008    Duedate: 03/21/2008

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-533

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUCKFOOT
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4437) [11-4-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLAZING BLUR                   POSITION IS EMPTY
FLAGG'S FIVE (213)             
(42-4136) [15-8-0,119]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHRISTELLINA                   CHRISTELLINA
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4405) [13-21-0,83]         (42-4405) [13-21-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        39
2. SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)   18      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. DELVERS (154)               11      Unchartered Team
4. ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)        0
5. FLAGG'S FIVE (213)         -45       (94)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     555 393 27 58.5   1/ 1 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       11  4 1
 2/ 2 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       226 215 11 51.2   2/ 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     10  5 1
 3- 3 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)    132 144  7 47.8   3/ 5 SOUTH SIDE BULLOCK (369)  5  9 0
 4/ 4 DELVERS (154)            559 716 14 43.8   4/ 2 DELVERS (154)             5 10 0
 5/ 5 SOUTH SIDE BULLOCK (369)  16  37  1 30.2   5- 4 ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)     3  2 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 591): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 473): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 599): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 595): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 594): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 598): GRUNT II of MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 595): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 590): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): GREAT WHITE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 580): BULLWINKLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 554): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 544): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 531): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 480): SHROUD OF GLOOM of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 429): DARTH SCION of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 473): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 591): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 473): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 599): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 595): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 594): KALTOS KRIMINALS (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 598): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 595): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 590): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 580): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 554): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 544): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 531): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 480): BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 429): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): TITANS III (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 473) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 591): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            MISS TEAK of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 590): CHEESE WHIZ of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): GREAT WHITE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail Rodeki!

Wow!  My first turn on the throne and I get an invite to the Isle!  I don't "think"
Doone will be sending me to the Dark Arena this turn in a futile attempt to pad
Flagg's kill record.  I wouldn't be surprised if I lost my induction fight, either.
I've been riding a good wave of matchups and challenges the last few turns.  I'll
have to wait and see if Flagg intends to continue my career after my arrival at
Darkholm or not.  If not, it's been a blast and I'd like to thank you all for the
wonderful ride!

For those curious to how I stack up number wise, here is how the Commission has rated
me:  14(1)-10(1)-17-12(1)-16(1)-14-5.  The Commission tells me that I am currently
rated an Expert in Attack and an Advanced Expert in Decisiveness.  They also tell me
that I like the War Hammer and like to fight with a Moderate offensive effort and a
Very Low activity effort.  Who knows?  Maybe my style and rhythm is exactly what is
needed to pry those bare fisted aimed blows off their lofty perches?

I'm glad I can finally cast aside that Mace that Flagg's been making me use due to my
low deftness.  Again, thanks for all of the fun and I would have never expected to
graduate with as nice a record as I have.

Zensters, if you're reading this, please come back.  We know that death is an
inevitable part of our lives here on the sands, but to not at least attempt to avenge
the death of a fallen member is a shame!

Lady Protector Virtuos Vixen

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, RODEKI?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see CHRISTELLINA win a fight and gain 26 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CHRISTELLINA 
beat RIMA ADLER and RIMA ADLER lost 19 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  VIRTUOS 
VIXEN challenged SUCKFOOT for RODEKI's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And 
it's out with the old, in with the new, as SUCKFOOT takes the Title and last week's 
bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and 
bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
COLOR ME SUAVE, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was FLAGG'S FIVE.  Ha ha ha ha! 
RIMA ADLER was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to MASTER 
SCHEDULER of FLAGG'S FIVE for challenging up by 22 to DUCEM.  MASTER SCHEDULER won to 
get 41 points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for RODEKI's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the RODEKI arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUCKFOOT 4437                11   4  0   106       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAZING BLUR 4136            15   8  0   119       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
-KILLER KABUKI 3231           19  14  0    94       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLLYMOOP 4429               16   6  0    93       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOIST TOWELETTE 4430         11  10  1    89       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436          9   7  1    89       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 CHRISTELLINA 4405            13  21  0    83       DELVERS (154)
-MISO SOUP 3167               19  19  0    76       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 WINKY DINK 4407              16  16  0    76       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIMA ADLER 4187              13   6  1    66       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
-MASTER PO 3527               13  10  0    58       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 ASBENTA 4434                  8   8  0    57       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HONG KONG FOOEY 3524         14  11  1    56       ELEMENTS OF ZEN (129)
 DACIMOUSEL 4438               7   4  0    50       DELVERS (154)
 MASTER SCHEDULER 4449         5   2  0    41       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCEM 4133                    4   7  1    33       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 DEVERS 4135                   4   7  0    33       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 SELDON 4131                   3   8  0    27       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MALLOW 4134                   4   6  0    21       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 STONECRUSHER II 4444          5   4  0    19       DELVERS (154)
 H'KRUGGAG 4141                1   7  0    11       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 GAVEN ADLER 4456              1   1  0     4       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MATCHING SHIRTS 4369    6  5 0 BASH BROS. TOURI 390 HONG KONG FOOEY 3524  529  NOT REVENGED
MUDSLINGER 4448         4  4 1 DELVERS 154          CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436  533   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

My Brother Khal,
     Life here in Rodeki has been tough.  People make fun of my teeth and my girth.
I tell them it's not my fault that I was born this way.  I tell them about the
Hippopotami curse that was placed on our family many years ago, but they still laugh.
They still mock.  It still hurts every time.
     On top of this verbal bludgeoning, I have been taking physical abuse in the
arena.  Farnham is a bumbling idiot when it comes to strategy.  When I make
suggestions that maybe I should exert a little more offense, his face takes on this
far off gaze.  He then mumbles under his breath something about bubblegum.  What the
heck is bubblegum!  Such a strange character is this Farnham.  Be thankful that you
did not join me in the madness that is his stable.
     May the gods grant favor upon you.
          Your Brother,
          H'Kruggag

All -- Flagg sent this message from Aradi:  'The food is fine.  The inn is rather
comfy.  And oh, by the way, I just got my butt handed to me!' -- Doone

Persistent Beggar -- Egads man!  Between the two of us flailing around so much, I
thought I was at a shadow boxing convention! -- Gaven Adler

Seldon -- Once again, you are going to have to schedule some time in the sparring
ring if you expect to win against me.  I see however, that you have decided to fight

a little differently and that is a good thing.  Fighting with your back on the
ground, no matter what Harby says, is not the ideal fighting position. -- Master
Scheduler

Asbenta -- I believe that makes us even now, correct? -- Rima Adler

Moist Towlette -- Well, what do ya know?  I can beat an offensive styled warrior. --
Blazing Blur

Suckfoot -- Come on, admit it.  You went down easy, just to let me grab the throne
and get my invite.  I appreciate the help! -- Virtuos Vixen

All -- Well, crud!  A 5-0 for my first turn in charge.  Hope it doesn't go down hill
from here!  *knocks on wood* -- Doone

Hollymoop -- If you hadn't come out with that darned mop, I'd've done better.  But
you cleaned up the mud as fast as I could sling it. -- Mudslinger

Rima Adler -- I suppose I shouldn't grudge that win to a fellow orcess with more
experience...but I find that I do.  Try not to repeat it. -- Asbenta

Devers -- I know it's anti-social of me, but I enjoyed watching you fumble around.
So...I'm perverse.  Sue me. -- Dacimousel
P.S.  Good thing Harby's the effective manager of this team, Jorja'd have me giving
you advice.  (shudder)  I hate giving advice.  THAT is perverse, if you will!

Ducem -- Distinctly unfriendly of you.  Of course, it wasn't QUITE the social club
out there.  (wincing)  More of a hit-them-over-the-head club. -- Christellina

Mallow -- They tell me that a mallow is a plant with "fuzzy leaves and slippery
juice."  I do not find that you have fuzzy leaves and slippery juice.  Therefore, you
are operating under a false name.  Is this permitted? -- Stonecrusher II

A great pleasure to see a full column of personals in the newsletter!  Keep this up,
PLEASE!  It's fun. -- Harby, Delvers

Doone -- Dast you allow Flagg to go to Aradi at this time?  People have been known to
go insane during TOGS. -- Harby, concerned
P.S.  If I could find a mine that yielded gems or valuable metals, would I be running
a team in this arena?

Seldon -- Nah, people are blarzy here in Rodeki.  You can do darned near anything on
the streets, if you have a lookout. -- Dacimousel

Our congratulations to Virtuos Vixen. -- Harby and the Delvers

     As threatened, here is a current manager list for this arena.  Let me know if
     I've gotten anyone's name wrong! -- The Saint, keeper of lists
     COLOR ME SUAVE      Suave     FLAGG'S FIVE           Flagg
     DELVERS             Jorja     SOUTH SIDE BULLOCK     Farnham
     ELEMENTS OF ZEN     Flagg

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VIRTUOS VIXEN was bested by SUCKFOOT in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
MASTER SCHEDULER won victory over DUCEM in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
HOLLYMOOP overcame M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute match.
BLAZING BLUR defeated WINKY DINK in a 3 minute master's duel.
RIMA ADLER was viciously subdued by CHRISTELLINA in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
CHEESY SQUEEZER butchered MUDSLINGER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MOIST TOWELETTE devastated ASBENTA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched match.
DACIMOUSEL handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
STONECRUSHER II was vanquished by DEVERS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SELDON vanquished GAVEN ADLER in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
H'KRUGGAG luckily beat MORDANT DESERTER in a action packed 4 minute gory match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  16 -  2      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  14 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  21 -  2      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 533 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SUCKFOOT 4437              11   4  0  106 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLAZING BLUR 4136          15   8  0  119 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 4430       11  10  1   89 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436        9   7  1   89 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-LUNGE      MASTER SCHEDULER 4449       5   2  0   41 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHRISTELLINA 4405.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHRISTELLINA 4405.  The ten other most popular fighters were SELDON 4131, 
BLAZING BLUR 4136, MOIST TOWELETTE 4430, SUCKFOOT 4437, DUCEM 4133, HOLLYMOOP 4429, 
MASTER SCHEDULER 4449, WINKY DINK 4407, CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436, and DACIMOUSEL 4438.

The least popular fighter this week was STONECRUSHER II 4444.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ASBENTA 4434, MUDSLINGER 4448, RIMA ADLER 4187, H'KRUGGAG 4141, 
GAVEN ADLER 4456, DEVERS 4135, DACIMOUSEL 4438, CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436, WINKY DINK 
4407, and MASTER SCHEDULER 4449.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HOLLYMOOP (42-4429) COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

VIRTUOS VIXEN (42-4092) FLAGG'S FIVE (213)