DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/13/2009    Duedate: 06/26/2009

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-563

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHATTY CABALIST
DUNGEON CELL (402)
(42-4488) [18-2-2,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHATTY CABALIST                POSITION IS EMPTY
DUNGEON CELL (402)             
(42-4488) [18-2-2,129]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EACHAM                         EACHAM
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4485) [12-9-0,57]          (42-4485) [12-9-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DUNGEON CELL (402)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUNGEON CELL (402)          26
2. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        26      DUNGEON CELL (402)
3. DELVERS (154)               26      Unchartered Team

                                       CHIEFS (212)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DUNGEON CELL (402)        51  17  3 75.0   1/ 1 DUNGEON CELL (402)       13  2 1
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     657 440 29 59.9   2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     10  5 0
 3/ 3 DELVERS (154)            618 806 16 43.4   3/ 3 DELVERS (154)             3 12 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 624): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 507): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 630): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 625): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): WHISPER WALK of MY LITTLE TRIBE (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 629): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 618): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 615): SPARE ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): PILSON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 586): EVA MENDES of GIRLS X3 (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 578): REDD CORVAITT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 562): CHATTY CABALIST of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): HASARCH of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 462): FYRE SWORD of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 211): THE TRUNK MONKEY of BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 506): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 624): LAB EXPERIMENTS (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 507): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 630): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 625): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 629): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 618): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 615): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 586): GIRLS X3 (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 578): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 562): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): AMAZON ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 462): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 211): FEARSOME LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 506) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 623): POOP DECK GUY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            WAYWARD SON of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): BIMBETTE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 624): HATTIE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): PILSON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
                           SLYTHR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
                           WHITMAN of LITERATE LOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 234): KIRRALA of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 461): ANGRY DECKHAND of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in RODEKI this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  The COLOR ME SUAVE guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, LEMON TENDER fought STONECRUSHER II and gained 17 points and 
contributed to COLOR ME SUAVE's 4-1-0.  COLDFISHFINGER has lost to EACHAM, falling 6 
points, while helping make COLOR ME SUAVE a 4-1-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and CHATTY CABALIST remains RODEKI's top warrior for another 
turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The 
Warty Toad uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was DELVERS' warrior STONECRUSHER II.  More fighters challenged it than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  Well now, what do you expect when someone like THE 
HYPHEN-DASH from COLOR ME SUAVE challenges down 16 points to fight DACIMOUSEL of 
DELVERS?  We're not surprised to hear that THE HYPHEN-DASH defeated DACIMOUSEL, but I 
bet it would be interesting to hear why COLOR ME SUAVE made such a challenge.  Tsk, 
tsk, tsk.  ALMOST PRETTY, does your manager know you're challenging down 17 points to 
fight LAZY LOOKOUT from DUNGEON CELL?  It pains me to see warriors take advantage of 
the system like this.  ALMOST PRETTY overcame LAZY LOOKOUT, as if it surprises 
anyone.  I don't know about you, but BIG DISAPPOINTMENT challenging down 18 points to 
DELVERS' ROCKHOG JR, is not really worthy of COLOR ME SUAVE.  I thought challenges 
were for warriors, not cowards looking for easy wins.  BIG DISAPPOINTMENT defeated 
ROCKHOG JR, is nothing sacred?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in RODEKI and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in RODEKI again, farewell-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHATTY CABALIST 4488         18   2  2   129       DUNGEON CELL (402)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODEL PRISONER 4489          10   1  0   102       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 THE HYPHEN-DASH 4499         13   5  0    99       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORRUPT TURNKEY 4487         10   2  1    86       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 REEKY SNEAK 4491              8   0  0    77       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 LEMON TENDER 4493            10  10  0    74       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 DACIMOUSEL 4438              15  26  0    72       DELVERS (154)
 STONECRUSHER II 4444         16  23  0    71       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EACHAM 4485                  12   9  0    57       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALMOST PRETTY 4496           10   9  0    55       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 FAROMAN 4495                  7  12  1    46       DELVERS (154)
 COLDFISHFINGER 4501          10   6  0    41       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 LAZY LOOKOUT 4504             5   5  0    35       DUNGEON CELL (402)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG DISAPPOINTMENT 4510       6   2  0    33       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKHOG JR 4511               2   5  0    11       DELVERS (154)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
VENOMOUS CONCUBI        0  0 0                      CHATTY CABALIST 4488  563  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Hyphen-Dash -- Just so. -- Stonecrusher II

Big Disappointmen -- I wish! -- Rockhog

Chatty Cabalist -- How about if you graduate?  You must be about ready. -- Dacimousel

Lemon Tender -- Not very. -- Eacham

Lazy Lookout -- So go look out for something. -- Faroman

Suave -- Good to hear from you, even in passing. -- Harby
P.S.  Like it's easy to think of things to say here every turn!  Maybe it'd be easier
for us if we skipped talking now and then.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE HYPHEN-DASH devastated DACIMOUSEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LEMON TENDER handily defeated STONECRUSHER II in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ALMOST PRETTY won victory over LAZY LOOKOUT in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
COLDFISHFINGER was bested by EACHAM in a popular 4 minute brutal Challenge fight.
BIG DISAPPOINTMENT devastated ROCKHOG JR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
CHATTY CABALIST assassinated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute Title struggle.
MODEL PRISONER devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
CORRUPT TURNKEY won victory over CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute duel.
REEKY SNEAK won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute fight.
FAROMAN vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         3 -  10 -  0      23  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 563 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     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0                                       2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CHATTY CABALIST 4488       18   2  2  129 DUNGEON CELL (402)
STRIKING ATTACK  MODEL PRISONER 4489        10   1  0  102 DUNGEON CELL (402)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE HYPHEN-DASH 4499       13   5  0   99 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REEKY SNEAK 4491            8   0  0   77 DUNGEON CELL (402)
PARRY-LUNGE      EACHAM 4485                12   9  0   57 DELVERS (154)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ALMOST PRETTY 4496         10   9  0   55 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      COLDFISHFINGER 4501        10   6  0   41 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EACHAM 4485.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
EACHAM 4485.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE HYPHEN-DASH 4499, ALMOST 
PRETTY 4496, LAZY LOOKOUT 4504, MODEL PRISONER 4489, CORRUPT TURNKEY 4487, LEMON 
TENDER 4493, FAROMAN 4495, DACIMOUSEL 4438, COLDFISHFINGER 4501, and BIG 
DISAPPOINTMENT 4510.

The least popular fighter this week was ROCKHOG JR 4511.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STONECRUSHER II 4444, REEKY SNEAK 4491, CHATTY CABALIST 4488, BIG 
DISAPPOINTMENT 4510, COLDFISHFINGER 4501, DACIMOUSEL 4438, FAROMAN 4495, LEMON TENDER 
4493, CORRUPT TURNKEY 4487, and MODEL PRISONER 4489.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CHATTY CABALIST (42-4488) DUNGEON CELL (402)

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

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!

                                  Daydream Believer

You once thought of me,
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be...

It's true.  I'm gone.  I've punched my ticket to Immortality and I'm off to the Isle.
I know a lot of you are wondering what it is about me that has made me so successful.
I wish I knew for sure.  I think it has more to do with intangibles (knack) than it
does with design, bonuses and favorites.  I'll let you decide.

Daydream Believer (PR) 17-14-4-17-7-8-17  Poor Endurance--Good Damage
I -- 8 (+1)  R -- 13  A -- 14 (+4)  P -- 14 (+4)  Df - 8  Dc - 6 (+3)

I know what you're thinking, "WTF, that guy looks like a 98 lb weakling!"  Sigh...I
prefer to think my physical characteristics are ideally suited for a finesse style.
As for my bases, I know they aren't much to look at.  After all, I am a PR.  I'm
fortunate to be blessed where I need it the most--attack and parry.

Okay, so I've got nice bases with bonuses in the right spots.  What about favorites?
Did I know them in advance or did I change them?  The answer is no, I had no idea
what they were for sure until I recieved my graduation announcement.  I would be
happy to tell you what my favorites are but I don't think my clone, Jumpinjack Flash,
would be very happy with me if I did.  Let's just say that from the moment I stepped
on the sands as a Rookie I used the same strategy in EVERY fight.  The only thing I
ever changed was armor (early on vs. TP's) and attack/defend locations.  That should
give those of you who have faced me more than once something to think about.

You may be interested to know that I am all natural.  I haven't had a prize of any
type used on me.  I'm a freak of nature.  It just goes to show you never know when a
guy like me will walk into your guildhouse looking for work as a gladiator.  It's up
to you to spot the potential and nuture it along.

I'm going to list my tourney results and records versus each style.  It isn't meant
to be a brag--I just thought you might find it interesting and a lot easier than
looking it up yourself.  Enjoy!
     Tourneys:  Rookies: 15-1-3 TC.  Initiates: 15-3-3 TV.  Adepts: 16-2 TC.
Champs: 13-1-1 TC.  Rookies--Champs record: 59-7-7 (.894)  Challengers: 9-3 TV.
Challengers: 15-1-1 TC.
 
Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)  Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up
(Teevella-LU)  Challengers: 7-3  Challengers: 11-3-2 TV  Challengers: 11-3-1 TV
 Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)

Challengers: 12-3 TV.  Challengers record: 104-25-4 (.806).  Career Tourney record:
163-32-11 (.836)  TC's: 4  TVs: 8 (3 Runner-ups)  Arena record: 5-0-1  Grudge
matches: 3-0

Total record: 171-32-12 (.842)  Tourney record vs all styles:  AB: 7-11  BA: 6-0-1
LU: 46-9-4  PL: 5-1-1  PR: 2-0  PS: ---  SL: 9-2  ST: 51-5-2  TP: 35-4-3  WS: 2-0

As you can see, the only style I had trouble with is the ABs.  I think that has more
to do with which ABs I fought rather than the style as a whole.  I was 3-1 vs ABs
early on (Rookies-Champs) and 4-10 in Challengers.  I was 1-5 vs Marv, 0-1 vs Marv Jr
and 0-3 vs Soulsnare.  I am going to make an educated guess and assume they all had
skills or prizes added to them to make them competetive at the Challenger level where
so few ABs are.  I could be wrong, though I doubt it.

See you on the Isle,
    Daydream Believer