DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/21/2009    Duedate: 04/03/2009

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-557

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHATTY CABALIST
DUNGEON CELL (402)
(42-4488) [12-2-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHATTY CABALIST                POSITION IS EMPTY
DUNGEON CELL (402)             
(42-4488) [12-2-1,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHATTY CABALIST                STONECRUSHER II
DUNGEON CELL (402)             DELVERS (154)
(42-4488) [12-2-1,105]         (42-4444) [15-18-0,66]

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)        28
2. DELVERS (154)               11      DUNGEON CELL (402)
3. DUNGEON CELL (402)          -8      Unchartered Team

                                       FALSE HOPE (123)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DUNGEON CELL (402)        31  13  2 70.5   1/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      9  6 0
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     638 429 29 59.8   2/ 1 DUNGEON CELL (402)        7  2 1
 3/ 3 DELVERS (154)            610 784 16 43.8   3/ 3 DELVERS (154)             5 10 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                 + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Delvers ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Rockhog was pissed, and he didn't care who knew it.  The more the better, the
way he figured it.  "Bludgeoned to death by words!" he snarled.  "Blinded by talking!
I don't BELIEVE this, the shame!  I was doing good, dammit, I was getting better
every time.  I would have had a winning record by summer!  And now this.  Talk about
unfair!  Talk about LOW, to be done in by a damned conspirator who can't keep his
mouth shut.  See if I ever conspire with HIM again."
     "It would not be possible to conspire with him now," the Stonecrusher said.  "To
conspire is to breathe together, and you are dead.  Therefore you do not breathe.
Therefore you cannot conspire.  Therefore your statement is not a threat but merely
The Way Things Are."
     "Gods, why did Harby put a mouth on you?"  Rockhog turned his back
ostenatiously, ectoplasm swirling.  "I'm going to be resurrected.  Well,
reincarnated, which is probably better.  I'm going to come back shorter and more
handsome.  I'll be able to tell interesting stories about the afterlife.  The babes
will flock to me."
     "Why do you wish a flock of infants?" the Stonecrusher asked.
     "Not little kids!"  Rockhog flounced around the room a few times.  "I hate
waiting.  I should have been reincarnated already, it's been more than a week!
Babes, broads, dames, WOMEN, you dumb golem."
     The golem's 'face' was not designed to show emotion, but the tilt of its head
might be called 'puzzled'.  "You wish to reproduce, to become a parent?  I am told
this lays a heavy responsibility on both parents and is expensive.  I cannot see that
it would be prudent at this time.  The economy is depressed.  Gladiation is an
unreliable source of income.  You might find yourself a parent without the means to
support the role.  You should reconsider--"
     "What I should consider is an adjustment to your operating instructions,"
Rockhog said.  "Starting with 'Will not talk back.'  Then--"
     "There would be no logic to such a stipulation.  I have a voice, therefore I am
intended to talk.  To answer when spoken to, which is talking back.  It must be your
unliving state that causes you to be so illogical.  Although you were illogical
before death, to some extent.  I shall advise Harby to increase your intelligence and
decrease your emotionality.  It will be better for all."  The golem pivoted and left
the room, ignoring Rockhogs shriek of rage.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 619): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 501): HORMONAL GROWTH OF WIDE WORLD OF... (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 627): KOVARARMANN VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 621): JAMMY LARKE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 622): HATTIE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 623): WHOLLY MOLLY of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 613): JOLEEN KRUZ of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 609): CHOCO BOBA BABY of WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 608): MIGHTY BOSSTONE of MINISTRY OF SKA (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 580): MORNGRIM THOTH of ACT OF MALICE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 572): AVERAGE JOE of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 257): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 556): CHATTY CABALIST of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 507): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 244): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 231): KIRRALA of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 457): EVANDER GILL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 208): UM-PAH of ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 501): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 619): LAB EXPERIMENTS (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 501): PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 627): SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 621): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 622): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 523): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 613): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 609): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 608): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 580): ACT OF MALICE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 572): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 257): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 556): DUNGEON CELL (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 507): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 244): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 232): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 457): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 208): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 501) FLOPS et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 619): TONY SIRAGUSA of BETTER OFF DEAD (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 609): CHARNEL of RUN AND HYDE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 572): AVERAGE JOE of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 505): VARGOI of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 231): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 455): CHATTI of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
                               INVUR KREB of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RODEKI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team DUNGEON CELL was unseated 
this week as COLOR ME SUAVE moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-2-0 record for the round.  ALMOST PRETTY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested LAZY LOOKOUT and was awarded 15 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ALMOST PRETTY put down LAZY 
LOOKOUT, causing him to lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
DACIMOUSEL made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious CHATTY CABALIST.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team 
has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in RODEKI as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHATTY CABALIST 4488         12   2  1   105       DUNGEON CELL (402)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MODEL PRISONER 4489           6   1  0    82       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 THE HYPHEN-DASH 4499          8   4  0    70       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 DACIMOUSEL 4438              15  20  0    68       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONECRUSHER II 4444         15  18  0    66       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CORRUPT TURNKEY 4487          6   2  1    54       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 ALMOST PRETTY 4496            7   6  0    47       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 COLDFISHFINGER 4501           7   3  0    47       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EACHAM 4485                   9   6  0    40       DELVERS (154)
-REEKY SNEAK 4491              4   0  0    37       DUNGEON CELL (402)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAROMAN 4495                  5   8  1    29       DELVERS (154)
 LEMON TENDER 4493             6   8  0    26       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 LAZY LOOKOUT 4504             3   1  0    24       DUNGEON CELL (402)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG DISAPPOINTMENT 4510       2   0  0    21       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 ROCKHOG JR 4511               0   1  0     1       DELVERS (154)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ROCKHOG 4468            9 14 0 DELVERS 154          CHATTY CABALIST 4488  556   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chatty Cabalist -- I hold you PERSONALLY responsible for this. -- Ghost of Rockhog

The Hyphen-Dash -- Rockhog tells me that your name indicates a short foot race, the
prize being sponsored by Lord Hyphen.  How short must the foots be? -- Stonecrusher
II

Coldfishfinger -- Ha!  Hot tartar sauce!  The secret is out. -- Dacimousel

Lemon Tender -- Naturally you lost.  You're too tender.  But that's okay, meet me
after the fights and I'll take care of you. -- Eacham

Lazy Lookout -- But not lazy enough.  Ouch. -- Faroman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHATTY CABALIST devastated DACIMOUSEL in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
STONECRUSHER II overcame COLDFISHFINGER in a 2 minute one-sided match.
THE HYPHEN-DASH vanquished EACHAM in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
LAZY LOOKOUT was overpowered by ALMOST PRETTY in a 3 minute mismatched match.
LEMON TENDER was bested by FAROMAN in a popular 1 minute duel.
BIG DISAPPOINTMENT devastated ROCKHOG JR in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   2 -  0      85  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         5 -  14 -  0      26  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   9 -  0      25  |

Turn 557 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CHATTY CABALIST 4488       12   2  1  105 DUNGEON CELL (402)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE HYPHEN-DASH 4499        8   4  0   70 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
WALL OF STEEL    ALMOST PRETTY 4496          7   6  0   47 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      COLDFISHFINGER 4501         7   3  0   47 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-LUNGE      EACHAM 4485                 9   6  0   40 DELVERS (154)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHATTY CABALIST 4488.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was STONECRUSHER II 4444.  The ten other most popular fighters were LAZY LOOKOUT 
4504, CHATTY CABALIST 4488, ALMOST PRETTY 4496, FAROMAN 4495, THE HYPHEN-DASH 4499, 
BIG DISAPPOINTMENT 4510, LEMON TENDER 4493, DACIMOUSEL 4438, COLDFISHFINGER 4501, and 
EACHAM 4485.

The least popular fighter this week was ROCKHOG JR 4511.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EACHAM 4485, COLDFISHFINGER 4501, DACIMOUSEL 4438, LEMON TENDER 4493, 
BIG DISAPPOINTMENT 4510, THE HYPHEN-DASH 4499, FAROMAN 4495, ALMOST PRETTY 4496, 
CHATTY CABALIST 4488, and LAZY LOOKOUT 4504.