DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/05/2008    Duedate: 04/18/2008

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLAZING BLUR
FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
(42-4136) [16-9-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLAZING BLUR                   WISDOM TOOTH
FLAGG'S FIVE (213)             EVILUTION (398)
(42-4136) [16-9-0,113]         (42-4461) [0-2-0,2]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHRISTELLINA                   MOIST TOWELETTE
DELVERS (154)                  COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4405) [14-22-0,77]         (42-4430) [13-10-1,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLAGG'S FIVE (213)          21
2. SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)   20      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        11      Unchartered Team
4. DELVERS (154)               11
5. EVILUTION (398)              1      EVILUTION (398)

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)     564 394 27 58.9   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     13  2 1
 2/ 2 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       233 218 11 51.7   2/ 2 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        9  6 0
 3/ 3 DELVERS (154)            563 722 14 43.8   3/ 3 SOUTH SIDE BULLOCK (369)  7  6 0
 4/ 4 SOUTH SIDE BULLOCK (369)  20  42  1 32.3   4/ 4 DELVERS (154)             6  9 0
 5/ 5*EVILUTION (398)            0   2  0  0.0   5/ 5*EVILUTION (398)           0  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 593): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 476): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 601): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 597): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 596): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 600): GRIMSTAR of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 598): VEGAS, BABY! Of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 592): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 584): MICHAEL JORDAN of CAROLINA BLUE (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 583): NEVERMOOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 557): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 547): SHOGUN of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 534): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 483): VARGOI of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 231): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 219): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 431): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 475): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 593): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 476): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 601): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 597): F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 596): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 600): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 598): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 592): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 584): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 583): DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 557): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 547): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 534): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 483): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 231): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 219): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 431): FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 475) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 592): FEYEVER of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 596): ELINDE GOSS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 599): FORLORN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 597): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 583): LONGSHOT of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 582): VULGE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
                           CANNON FODDER of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
               (turn 581): ZIGGY WOLFSBANE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 533): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 430): DARTH SCION of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for DEVERS, who flew up 15 points in the 
rankings after mashing THE USEROUS MERCHANT like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy. 
And falling like a basher in the top ten was DUCEM, who dropped 7 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with ASBENTA.  In front of all the crowds, 
BLAZING BLUR took the Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that FLAGG'S FIVE was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of FLAGG'S FIVE's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to 
boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS beats feet every 
time FLAGG'S FIVE smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this CHRISTELLINA you 
ask, with 77 points and a 14-22-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  CHEESY 
SQUEEZER of COLOR ME SUAVE had better have a good reason for challenging down 14 
points in a challenge which she won.  I thought CHEESY SQUEEZER showed great skill 
and promise when she defeated RIMA ADLER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in RODEKI have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your friends 
and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAZING BLUR 4136            16   9  0   113       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436         11   7  1   105       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 WINKY DINK 4407              18  16  0    99       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 MOIST TOWELETTE 4430         13  10  1    98       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUCKFOOT 4437                12   5  0    90       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 CHRISTELLINA 4405            14  22  0    77       DELVERS (154)
 RIMA ADLER 4187              14   7  1    76       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASBENTA 4434                  9   9  0    64       DELVERS (154)
 MASTER SCHEDULER 4449         6   3  0    57       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEVERS 4135                   6   7  0    50       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 SELDON 4131                   4   9  0    42       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 DUCEM 4133                    5   8  1    38       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DACIMOUSEL 4438               7   6  0    30       DELVERS (154)
 GAVEN ADLER 4456              3   1  0    28       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 STONECRUSHER II 4444          6   5  0    25       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIPPO HUNTRESS 4467           2   0  0    20       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 MALLOW 4134                   4   7  0    19       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 DIPSY DIXIE 4469              1   0  0    14       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 H'KRUGGAG 4141                1   9  0    12       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 ROCKHOG 4468                  1   1  0     4       DELVERS (154)
 WISDOM TOOTH 4461             0   2  0     2       EVILUTION (398)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MUDSLINGER 4448         4  4 1 DELVERS 154          CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436  533   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hippo Huntress -- I am not an animal!  I'm a human being! -- H'Kruggag

Master Scheduler -- We all tried to schedule some time with you in the arena, but
your notations are so confusing.  By the way, who in the whole  realm of Alastari has
a six and a half day week with repeating Tuesdays every other month?  And!  There is
no 3pm.  What kind of scheduling can one possibly do with that kind of calendar?
Perhaps you should just stick to fighting in the arena and leave the scheduling to
someone else.  Yikes! -- The Bullocks

Gavin -- I'd love to have another contest.  I've sent word to your stablemate to
schedule a duel.  Is 3pm on Tuesday good for you? -- Seldon

Stonecrusher -- Where you in the Mordant Navy or is 'Aye, Aye' a family name? --
Devers

Wisdom Tooth and Evilution -- Welcome to our fine arena!  Will we be seeing other
members of your stable as well? -- Doone, temporary manager of Flagg's Five

Rima Adler's preparation for turn 534
Step one:  Issue personal ad to tell Christellina that I'm not ready for a second
           fight yet
Step two:  Decide on a strategy for the turn
Step three:  Decide on weapons and armor for the turn
Step four:  Issue challenges.  Remember:  Don't challenge Christellina, don't
            challenge Crhistellina, don't ... Look!  A pretty bunny!  He he, bunnies
            are cute.
*Now where was I?*  Oh yeah.
Step four:  Issue challenge to Christellina

Christellina -- Eh...hrmm...well, that worked out good for me, anyway.  I got the
win, but the least you could have done was show me some more or your sills, so I
could have at least picked up on some. -- Rima Adler

Stonecrusher II -- Doone tells me that it is EXTREMELY odd for Harby to issue
challenges.  So when you challenged me I thought that was extremely odd.  Then I saw
that Mallow didn't fight last turn and considering your choice of weapons for the
fight and your style...I'm guessing there was a mix up in the South Side Bullocks
turn preparations?  *holding back laughter*  Could you guest for them again some
time? -- Gaven Adler

H'Kruggag -- I have come for your enormous hippo head.  It will be a fine addition to
my trophy collection. -- Hippo Huntress

Dancimousel -- I'm not feeling very inspired this turn, so *insert clever remark
about scheduling something or another*.  I'll be checking back with you in the
future. -- Master Scheduler

Suckfoot -- I'm going to issue another challenge for the throne again and change some
things up.  We'll see which one of us should be sitting on the throne come tournament
time. -- Blazing Blur

Harby -- If anyone had the strength to carry Flagg's arse away, then by no means am I
in the position to stop them.  Obviously, they must be of god like stature to
accomplish that feat! -- Doone

Suave -- Can't wait to see what imaginative name you came up with for your newest
warrior.  It's always a treat.  Oh, before I forget, if everything went according to
your plan, you should have passed the Delvers for most wins in Rodeki with this turn.
Congratulations!  That officially makes you the biggest, baddest, mofo in town! --
Doone

Farnham -- The next thing we do is pile on Suave's newest warrior. -- Doone

*wha?  You don't say?  Crud!  I thought I pulled the lever for diplo note!*

Rima Adler -- Damn, you addled me with that blow to the head.  Of course, I probably
addled you first.  Unfortunately, it's the last rather than the first blow that
counts.  Drat. -- Christellina

Master Scheduler -- Check your files, this was NOT on the schedule.  You were
supposed to LOSE the fight and then I would magnanimously teach you several skills.
Not THIS way. -- Dacimousel

Gaven Adler -- You have caused confusion.  You are short.  There is hair in the
vicinity of your sense-organ cluster.  Why are you not listed as a dwarf?  I cannot
be expected to function properly without good information. -- Stonecrusher II

Moist Towelette -- Well, at least you helped me clean up afterward. -- Asbenta

Wisdom Tooth -- On an orc?  Don't think so.  That ain't our style.  So I'll just pop
you right out of there. -- Rockhog

Devers and Mallow -- Harby says that the two of you were trying to "psych" me.  That
is pointless.  I am a golem.  I don't not have a psych. -- Stonecrusher II

Suave -- Ah, yes, the joys of parenthood.  I could tell a few tales of my own, but
probably not here, all things considered. -- Harby

Doone -- Anything I can sell?  Where did I say I wasn't mining gems and precious
metals?  Assuming that one is allowed to define "precious metals" according to what
they can be sold for, of course. -- Harby

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHEESY SQUEEZER devastated RIMA ADLER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MASTER SCHEDULER was viciously subdued by CHRISTELLINA in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
H'KRUGGAG lost to GAVEN ADLER in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory Challenge brawl.
MALLOW was defeated by STONECRUSHER II in a 3 minute Challenge match.
WISDOM TOOTH was devastated by HIPPO HUNTRESS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
SUCKFOOT was overpowered by BLAZING BLUR in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
MOIST TOWELETTE viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute veteran's competition.
WINKY DINK vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ASBENTA overpowered DUCEM in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
DACIMOUSEL was savagely defeated by SELDON in a action packed 4 minute gory match.
DEVERS overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ROCKHOG was devastated by DIPSY DIXIE 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|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     23 -  12 -  0      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  18 -  2      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  16 -  2      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  17 -  0      23  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 535 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLAZING BLUR 4136          16   9  0  113 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436       11   7  1  105 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 4430       13  10  1   98 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
AIMED BLOW       SUCKFOOT 4437              12   5  0   90 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-LUNGE      MASTER SCHEDULER 4449       6   3  0   57 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 MOIST TOWELETTE 4430.  The ten other most popular fighters were GAVEN ADLER 
4456, DACIMOUSEL 4438, SELDON 4131, CHRISTELLINA 4405, H'KRUGGAG 4141, ASBENTA 4434, 
CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436, HIPPO HUNTRESS 4467, BLAZING BLUR 4136, and WINKY DINK 4407.

The least popular fighter this week was STONECRUSHER II 4444.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MALLOW 4134, ROCKHOG 4468, WISDOM TOOTH 4461, RIMA ADLER 4187, 
DIPSY DIXIE 4469, DUCEM 4133, SUCKFOOT 4437, MASTER SCHEDULER 4449, DEVERS 4135, and 
WINKY DINK 4407.