DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/19/2008    Duedate: 05/02/2008

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-536

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WINKY DINK
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4407) [19-16-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WINKY DINK                     WISDOM TOOTH
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           EVILUTION (398)
(42-4407) [19-16-0,104]        (42-4461) [1-2-0,14]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHRISTELLINA                   SUCKFOOT
DELVERS (154)                  COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4405) [14-23-0,74]         (42-4437) [13-5-0,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DELVERS (154)               51
2. EVILUTION (398)             12      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. FLAGG'S FIVE (213)           0      Unchartered Team
4. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        -1
5. SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)  -27      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)     568 395 27 59.0   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     13  2 0
 2/ 2 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       234 221 11 51.4   2/ 2 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)        8  6 0
 3/ 3 DELVERS (154)            566 724 15 43.9   3/ 4 DELVERS (154)             7  8 1
 4/ 5*EVILUTION (398)            1   2  0 33.3   4/ 3 SOUTH SIDE BULLOCK (369)  5  9 0
 5/ 4 SOUTH SIDE BULLOCK (369)  21  46  1 31.3   5/ 5*EVILUTION (398)           1  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 594): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 477): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 602): GNOCCHI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 598): FUZZ BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 597): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 601): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 599): N'ORLEANS NORA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 593): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 584): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 558): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 548): MATTEO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 535): BLAZING BLUR of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 484): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 432): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 476): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 594): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 477): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 602): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 598): F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 597): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 601): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 599): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 593): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 584): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 557): MINDSOVERMATTER (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 548): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 535): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 484): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 432): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 476) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 596): ELINDE GOSS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 597): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 584): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 533): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for STONECRUSHER II, 
who flew up 24 points in the rankings after mashing DEVERS like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this beast.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  
CHEESY SQUEEZER was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER and drops 25 points.  It's a proud day 
for the COLOR ME SUAVE stable, as their warrior, WINKY DINK, ascended the 
Duelmaster's throne.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this 
stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the RODEKI arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad DELVERS?  Big bad DELVERS.  Big bad 
DELVERS.  RODEKI's afraid of the big bad DELVERS.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you 
who like math, try this one:  DELVERS + Weapons That go Boom = SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS + 
Avoid City.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of H'KRUGGAG, who was this 
week's most challenged warrior.  HIPPO HUNTRESS of FLAGG'S FIVE had better have a 
good reason for challenging down 8 points in a challenge which she lost.  I thought 
HIPPO HUNTRESS showed great skill and promise when she lost to H'KRUGGAG.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  This round goes to DELVERS, their 10-9-1 warrior, ASBENTA 
slew the 6-4-0 MASTER SCHEDULER.  Stay tuned next week to see what happens.  
Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and 
see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the RODEKI giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  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                  
 WINKY DINK 4407              19  16  0   104       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOIST TOWELETTE 4430         14  10  1   102       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 SUCKFOOT 4437                13   5  0    96       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASBENTA 4434                 10   9  1    81       DELVERS (154)
 CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436         11   8  1    80       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 RIMA ADLER 4187              14   8  1    77       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 CHRISTELLINA 4405            14  23  0    74       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONECRUSHER II 4444          7   5  0    49       DELVERS (154)
 GAVEN ADLER 4456              4   1  0    43       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 DACIMOUSEL 4438               8   6  0    42       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SELDON 4131                   4  10  0    33       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 DEVERS 4135                   6   8  0    30       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 DUCEM 4133                    5   9  1    29       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIPSY DIXIE 4469              2   0  0    23       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 H'KRUGGAG 4141                2   9  0    22       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 MALLOW 4134                   4   8  0    20       SOUTH SIDE BULLOCKS (369)
 WISDOM TOOTH 4461             1   2  0    14       EVILUTION (398)
 HIPPO HUNTRESS 4467           2   1  0    12       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 ROCKHOG 4468                  1   2  0     5       DELVERS (154)

'-' 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   
MASTER SCHEDULER 4449   6  4 0 FLAGG'S FIVE 213     ASBENTA 4434          536   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

StonecrusherII -- My apologies.  Job, the embezzling scribe sold me a potion a couple
of weeks ago.  He said he would guarantee that the potion would make me gain more

muscle mass.  He neglected to tell me how that would be achieved.  Trust me, I was as
surprised as you were to find both of us sharing the same body for two weeks.  Word
to the wise...never buy any potions from Job. -- Mallow

Master Scheduler -- You!  As if a woman wanted such a thing! -- Christellina

Mallow -- You are not a stone.  According to my references, you are a plant with
"gooey sap" used for making confections.  But you can be crushed as needed.  Avoid
stones in the future. -- Stonecrusher II

Ducem -- Ah. -- Asbenta
P.S.  What else is there to say that isn't outright gloating?

Seldon -- I knew a landscape of that name once.  It was a range of dry hills,
suitable for ambushes. -- Dacimousel

Dipsy Dixie -- (leering)  What a big and beautiful thing you are!  Let me show you
how to have fun, eh? -- Rockhog

Devers -- You have managed to completely confuse the Stonecrusher, even the Mark II
being less flexible mentally than a true person.  But I have to ask, does Mordant
have a navy?  And if so, why? -- Harby

Rima Adler -- No!  My sills are PRIVATE.  No one crosses them without a long and
testing acquaintance. -- Christellina

Gavin Adler -- Probably not. -- Harby for Stonecrusher

Doone -- I don't believe I'll touch that remark. -- Harby

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RIMA ADLER was bested by SUCKFOOT in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
MASTER SCHEDULER was butchered by ASBENTA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GAVEN ADLER handily defeated DUCEM in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
MALLOW lost to DIPSY DIXIE in a 3 minute master vs. novice upset Challenge brawl.
HIPPO HUNTRESS was defeated by H'KRUGGAG in a 3 minute Challenge match.
MOIST TOWELETTE vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
WINKY DINK handily defeated CHRISTELLINA in a 2 minute uneven Title fight.
CHEESY SQUEEZER lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute duel.
SELDON lost to DACIMOUSEL in a 2 minute fight.
DEVERS was vanquished by STONECRUSHER II in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
WISDOM TOOTH overpowered ROCKHOG in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    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      9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  11 -  0      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  19 -  2      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  13 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  16 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 536 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      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WINKY DINK 4407            19  16  0  104 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOIST TOWELETTE 4430       14  10  1  102 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
AIMED BLOW       SUCKFOOT 4437              13   5  0   96 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
SLASHING ATTACK  ASBENTA 4434               10   9  1   81 DELVERS (154)
BASHING ATTACK   STONECRUSHER II 4444        7   5  0   49 DELVERS (154)
WALL OF STEEL    GAVEN ADLER 4456            4   1  0   43 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 SUCKFOOT 4437.  The ten other most popular fighters were DIPSY DIXIE 4469, 
DACIMOUSEL 4438, HIPPO HUNTRESS 4467, MOIST TOWELETTE 4430, STONECRUSHER II 4444, 
WINKY DINK 4407, SELDON 4131, WISDOM TOOTH 4461, RIMA ADLER 4187, and ASBENTA 4434.

The least popular fighter this week was ROCKHOG 4468.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DUCEM 4133, CHEESY SQUEEZER 4436, CHRISTELLINA 4405, H'KRUGGAG 4141, 
MALLOW 4134, MASTER SCHEDULER 4449, DEVERS 4135, GAVEN ADLER 4456, ASBENTA 4434, and 
RIMA ADLER 4187.

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."