DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/13/2008    Duedate: 12/26/2008

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-550

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DIPSY DIXIE
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4469) [14-2-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DIPSY DIXIE                    CHATTY CABALIST
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           DUNGEON CELL (402)
(42-4469) [14-2-0,103]         (42-4488) [6-1-0,73]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DACIMOUSEL                     CHATTY CABALIST
DELVERS (154)                  DUNGEON CELL (402)
(42-4438) [14-14-0,70]         (42-4488) [6-1-0,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUNGEON CELL (402)          14
2. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        12      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. DELVERS (154)              -10      Unchartered Team

                                       DUNGEON CELL (402)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DUNGEON CELL (402)        16  10  1 61.5   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     12  3 0
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     616 416 29 59.7   2/ 2 DELVERS (154)             5 10 0
 3/ 3 DELVERS (154)            600 759 16 44.2   3/ 3*DUNGEON CELL (402)        4  3 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 612): WAYWARD SON oF MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 494): HAROLUE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 620): RIGATONI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 615): SHY GUY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): DEADLY DUO of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 616): LORD T. JEEBUS of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): REESE SILEEN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 602): DECK APE of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 601): GAMMA of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 573): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 565): POULAN of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 254): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 549): DIPSY DIXIE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 500): COLOROUTOFSPACE of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 241): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 229): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 450): ANGRY DECKHAND of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 205): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 464): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 612): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 494): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 620): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 615): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 616): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 602): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 601): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 573): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 565): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 254): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 549): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 500): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 241): UNDESIRABLE'S (Slinky, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 229): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 450): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 205): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 494) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 494): HAROLUE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 614): SLINKY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 617): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 601): FROO-FROO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 601): FOORMAN of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
               (turn 600): ASSASSIN of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
                           KEROUAC of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome RODEKI.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with LEMON TENDER?  
She actually beat DELVERS' EACHAM, and walked away with 17 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at DELVERS.  EACHAM lost 14 points to LEMON TENDER.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe EACHAM will provide more easy wins...  DACIMOUSEL was 
reminded on the sands why DIPSY DIXIE is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some 
rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     Warriors of RODEKI unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior has 
met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
RODEKI is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIPSY DIXIE 4469             14   2  0   103       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHATTY CABALIST 4488          6   1  0    73       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 DACIMOUSEL 4438              14  14  0    70       DELVERS (154)
 ROCKHOG 4468                  9   8  0    70       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONECRUSHER II 4444         13  13  0    52       DELVERS (154)
 LEMON TENDER 4493             4   3  0    46       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-REEKY SNEAK 4491              4   0  0    37       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 THE HYPHEN-DASH 4499          3   2  0    37       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALMOST PRETTY 4496            4   2  0    28       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-MODEL PRISONER 4489           3   1  0    24       DUNGEON CELL (402)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EACHAM 4485                   5   3  0    23       DELVERS (154)
-CORRUPT TURNKEY 4487          3   1  1    23       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 FAROMAN 4495                  2   4  1    21       DELVERS (154)
 COLDFISHFINGER 4501           2   1  0     9       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAN OVERBOARD 4503      0  1 0 DUNGEON CELL 402     HIGH ELF              550  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dipsy Dixie -- Yeahyeahyeah, take it as read, okay?  You know, "honored to be in a
title match, struck all of a heap by your statuesque beauty, will you go out to
dinner with me after the fights," all that stuff.  The usual. -- Dacimousel

Kung-Fu Master?  Bah!  He's an orc, and us orcs don't do stuff like that.  Going into
a fight without a blade?  He should be ashamed of himself. -- Rockhog

Chatty Cabalist -- This incessant patter of words is confusing.  It seems to have no
logical content.  What is the purpose? -- Stonecrusher Mark II

Almost Pretty -- It'd help if you shaved. -- Eacham
P.S.  That's what I was trying to do, shave you close, you know?  Just to see.

Lemon Tender -- Yeah, well, too bad you were paired with that tough meringue.  Ruins
the whole effect. -- Faroman

Our salute to those gladiators from Rodeki who essayed the tourney. -- Harby and the
Delvers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DIPSY DIXIE devastated DACIMOUSEL in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
ROCKHOG was handily defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CHATTY CABALIST vanquished STONECRUSHER II in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
THE HYPHEN-DASH was luckily beaten by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute bloody match.
EACHAM was devastated by LEMON TENDER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ALMOST PRETTY devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FAROMAN overcame COLDFISHFINGER in a 2 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   7 -  1      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 550 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DIPSY DIXIE 4469           14   2  0  103 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHATTY CABALIST 4488        6   1  0   73 DUNGEON CELL (402)
AIMED BLOW       ROCKHOG 4468                9   8  0   70 DELVERS (154)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LEMON TENDER 4493           4   3  0   46 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE HYPHEN-DASH 4499        3   2  0   37 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DACIMOUSEL 4438.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CHATTY CABALIST 4488.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE HYPHEN-DASH 
4499, LEMON TENDER 4493, FAROMAN 4495, DIPSY DIXIE 4469, DACIMOUSEL 4438, ALMOST 
PRETTY 4496, MAN OVERBOARD 4503, ROCKHOG 4468, STONECRUSHER II 4444, and EACHAM 4485.

The least popular fighter this week was COLDFISHFINGER 4501.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were EACHAM 4485, STONECRUSHER II 4444, ROCKHOG 4468, MAN OVERBOARD 
4503, ALMOST PRETTY 4496, DACIMOUSEL 4438, DIPSY DIXIE 4469, FAROMAN 4495, LEMON 
TENDER 4493, and THE HYPHEN-DASH 4499.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!