DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/06/2010    Duedate: 02/19/2010

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-580

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BIG DISAPPOINTMENT
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4510) [19-6-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BIG DISAPPOINTMENT             LIONESS
COLOR ME SUAVE (322)           DEMNAT'S PRIDE (405)
(42-4510) [19-6-0,108]         (42-4524) [1-3-0,6]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EACHAM                         COLDFISHFINGER
DELVERS (154)                  COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
(42-4485) [15-23-0,73]         (42-4501) [19-14-0,92]

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)        59
2. DELVERS (154)               24      DUNGEON CELL (402)
3. DUNGEON CELL (402)          10      Unchartered Team
4. DEMNAT'S PRIDE (405)         1
                                       DEMNAT'S PRIDE (405)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DUNGEON CELL (402)        99  33  7 75.0   1/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     15  0 0
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     708 473 30 59.9   2/ 2 DUNGEON CELL (402)        4  5 1
 3/ 3 DELVERS (154)            646 862 16 42.8   3/ 3 DELVERS (154)             3 11 0
 4/ 4*DEMNAT'S PRIDE (405)       1   3  0 25.0   4/ 4*DEMNAT'S PRIDE (405)      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

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
stuff--"
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): RIDLEY SCOTT of THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): MATT RICIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): SAND STORM of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 220): ROOT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): SKI-BUM 18 (Ski-Bum, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 220): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): PALMETTA PATTY of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
                           BARRIO of WORDS THAT END IN 0 (Otis?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): TAREK of LUROCIAN PRIDE (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 528): GOB of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 475): SALTY DOG of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
RODEKI brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see BUB MCSCRUBBS win a fight and gain 27 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
BUB MCSCRUBBS beat DEAD MAN WALKING and DEAD MAN WALKING lost 20 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, RODEKI may be getting bland, 
as ALMOST PRETTY stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but 
why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, RODEKI?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, SCHMOOZULA was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for RODEKI's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in RODEKI to get a drink than The Warty Toad!  
Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
RODEKI.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG DISAPPOINTMENT 4510      19   6  0   108       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONECRUSHER II 4444         21  35  0    98       DELVERS (154)
 COLDFISHFINGER 4501          19  14  0    92       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EACHAM 4485                  15  23  0    73       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STICKY FINGERS 4523           5   0  0    60       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 FAROMAN 4495                 11  25  1    59       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUB MCSCRUBBS 4530            4   0  0    55       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 ROCKHOG JR 4511              10  14  0    53       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD MAN WALKING 4512         4   1  0    35       DUNGEON CELL (402)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCHMOOZULA 4529               4   2  0    32       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 URCHIN 4522                   2   0  0    27       DUNGEON CELL (402)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GASTAIGNE 4535                1   0  0    13       DELVERS (154)
 LIONESS 4524                  1   3  0     6       DEMNAT'S PRIDE (405)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PRISONER 4537           0  1 0 DUNGEON CELL 402     SHEWISH GIANT         580  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Snarf -- Where's the rest of the Pride?  It seems more cost effective and more fun to
run more than one warrior. -- One Armed Bandit

Suave -- Congrats on the 15-0 record! -- One Armed Bandit

Almost Pretty -- It seems that the variables of existence are determined to bring us
together.  I am puzzled by this.  I do not understand what purpose can be in it. --
Stonecrusher Mark II

Big Disappointment -- You sure are!  We've been looking to you all along to provide
us with wins and skills, and do you perform to expectation?  As if! -- Eacham

Coldfishfinger -- Cheese louise!  Why can't you warm up a little?  I like my fish
fingers crispy and warm. -- Faroman
P.S.  And I like 'em to lose fights.

Dead Man Walking -- I wish!  Walk somewhere else, why don't you? -- Rockhog

Our congratulations to Almost Pretty. -- Harby and the Delvers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PRISONER was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ALMOST PRETTY devastated STONECRUSHER II in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BIG DISAPPOINTMENT handily defeated EACHAM in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
COLDFISHFINGER vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 4 minute gory mismatched brawl.
FAROMAN was overpowered by STICKY FINGERS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ROCKHOG JR bested DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute duel.
DEAD MAN WALKING was devastated by BUB MCSCRUBBS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SCHMOOZULA handily defeated CULT MEMBER in a 3 minute uneven fight.
URCHIN vanquished LIONESS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GASTAIGNE vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   1 -  2      86  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  13 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  10 -  0      23  |

Turn 580 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     BIG DISAPPOINTMENT 4510    19   6  0  108 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      COLDFISHFINGER 4501        19  14  0   92 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
AIMED BLOW       STICKY FINGERS 4523         5   0  0   60 DUNGEON CELL (402)
LUNGING ATTACK   BUB MCSCRUBBS 4530          4   0  0   55 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DEAD MAN WALKING 4512       4   1  0   35 DUNGEON CELL (402)
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 
COLDFISHFINGER 4501.  The ten other most popular fighters were BIG DISAPPOINTMENT 
4510, ROCKHOG JR 4511, BUB MCSCRUBBS 4530, URCHIN 4522, STICKY FINGERS 4523, 
GASTAIGNE 4535, FAROMAN 4495, SCHMOOZULA 4529, PRISONER 4537, and STONECRUSHER II 
4444.

The least popular fighter this week was LIONESS 4524.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEAD MAN WALKING 4512, EACHAM 4485, STONECRUSHER II 4444, PRISONER 
4537, SCHMOOZULA 4529, FAROMAN 4495, GASTAIGNE 4535, STICKY FINGERS 4523, URCHIN 
4522, and BUB MCSCRUBBS 4530.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

ALMOST PRETTY (42-4496) COLOR ME SUAVE (322)