DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/07/2010    Duedate: 08/20/2010

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-593

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FAROMAN
DELVERS (154)
(42-4495) [16-33-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EACHAM                         DEAD MAN WALKING
DELVERS (154)                  DUNGEON CELL (402)
(42-4485) [19-32-0,92]         (42-4512) [13-4-0,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DELVERS (154)               66
2. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        19      DUNGEON CELL (402)
3. I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)      4      Unchartered Team
4. DUNGEON CELL (402)         -84
                                       WUT DID U SAE?? (75)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DUNGEON CELL (402)       128  41  7 75.7   1/ 1 I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)  10  5 2
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     751 495 32 60.3   2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      9  6 1
 3/ 3 I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)   25  29  4 46.3   3/ 3 DUNGEON CELL (402)        7  3 0
 4/ 4 DELVERS (154)            672 901 18 42.7   4/ 4 DELVERS (154)             6  9 1

    '*'   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 654): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 537): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): PERFECT DRUG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 631): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 655): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 650): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): HARPOON of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 643): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 645): ERIN GO BRAGH of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 275): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 592): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 488): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): HOCKEY of GAMES CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 536): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 654): MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 537): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 631): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 655): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 650): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): BONSUR LONG NAMES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 643): BACON MAKIN' (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 645): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 375): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 592): I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (?, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): VIRUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 488): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): STATES (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 536) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 653): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 536): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): PERFECT DRUG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): BLAKSUNN of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 643): WALLACE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 611): SHERRY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 591): COLDFISHFINGER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Once I get a hold of something, I don't let go!

Sticky Fingers

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Good things come to those who fight well, as DELVERS can attest, moving 
up by 0.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after 
losing 12 points to DAMON SHOVELL.  (Discrete enough, COMB?) Now I can't insult 
FAROMAN, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop 
me if I lay it on too thick) So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last 
week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  If challenges were horses, ROCKHOG JR could 
open up a fast food joint!  HARD KNOCKS challenged EACHAM!  Who says COLOR ME SUAVE 
are just a bunch of wimps!  HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE kept hers wits as she was 
subdued by EACHAM.  Willing to win at any cost is BUB MCSCRUBBS, who challenged 
ROCKHOG JR, 9 points junior.  Our sympathies, ROCKHOG JR!  I thought BUB MCSCRUBBS 
showed great skill and promise when he was dealt death by ROCKHOG JR.  All right, so 
I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Alas, poor BUB MCSCRUBBS.  We all know COLOR ME SUAVE's retirement plan isn't 
the best in the world.  ROCKHOG JR, may you be as missed when your time comes.  Ask 
not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAROMAN 4495                 16  33  1   108       DELVERS (154)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD MAN WALKING 4512        13   4  0   108       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 ROCKHOG JR 4511              16  21  1   106       DELVERS (154)
 EACHAM 4485                  19  32  0    92       DELVERS (154)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-URCHIN 4522                   8   1  0    90       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 STICKY FINGERS 4523          15   1  0    79       DUNGEON CELL (402)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARD KNOCKS 4555              7   3  0    66       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 JELLO KNUCKLES 4554           9   1  0    58       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLIMSY KNICKERS 4553          8   2  0    56       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 BRAID 4548                    6   6  0    51       I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)
 TOOTHBRUSH 4546               7   5  0    41       I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)
 HAIRBRUSH 4547                3   9  1    38       I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAMON SHOVELL 4552            6   5  1    33       DELVERS (154)
 WHY DO YOU ASK ME 4556        4   0  2    32       I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)
-PREMATURE EMBALMER 4551       3   0  0    30       DUNGEON CELL (402)
 GASTAIGNE 4535                6   8  0    26       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COMB 4545                     4   8  1    21       I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)
-NUDE SOMNAMBULIST 4536        1   1  0    20       DUNGEON CELL (402)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      WHY DO YOU ASK M 4556 593  NONE
BUB MCSCRUBBS 4530     11  6 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322   ROCKHOG JR 4511       593   
MULLIGAN 4557           0  1 0 COLOR ME SUAVE 322   BLACK ORC             593  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Editor -- I suspect the rich formatting was the problem.  I try to remind my
scribes to use plain text, but sometimes they forget and decide to show off.  If the
ads don't go through this time, I'll just resume my usual silence. -- One Armed
Bandit

     This was my guess, too.  Glad this came through. -- the Editor

We retract our congratulations extended to Sticky Fingers last turn in the mistaken
assumption that it was S.F. who was graduating, and we extend them imstead to
Coldfishfinger, who IS graduating. -- Harby and the Delvers
P.S.  But Sticky Fingers can go any time.  We won't mind.

Bub Mcscrubbs -- You could scrub a little harder and get clean, you know. -- Faroman

Flimsy Knickers -- Maybe, but that weapon wasn't. -- Gastaigne

Sticky Fingers -- I'm sorry you aren't graduating.  It would look good on you. --
Eacham

That Convicted Assassin deserved everything he got and then some.  It's guys like him
who give orcs a bad name. -- Rockhog

Comb -- You make my teeth stand on edge. -- Damon Shovell

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MULLIGAN was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BUB MCSCRUBBS was savagely slain by ROCKHOG JR in a 3 minute brutal Challenge melee.
HARD KNOCKS was defeated by EACHAM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
STICKY FINGERS was devastated by FAROMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
DEAD MAN WALKING demolished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute mismatched competition.
BRAID was viciously subdued by JELLO KNUCKLES in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
HAIRBRUSH was defeated by FLIMSY KNICKERS in a action packed 1 minute melee.
COMB was vanquished by DAMON SHOVELL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TOOTHBRUSH overpowered GASTAIGNE in a 2 minute gory uneven duel.
WHY DO YOU ASK ME assassinated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   0 -  2     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   4 -  1      79  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        18 -  11 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  1      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 593 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DEAD MAN WALKING 4512      13   4  0  108 DUNGEON CELL (402)
AIMED BLOW       STICKY FINGERS 4523        15   1  0   79 DUNGEON CELL (402)
TOTAL PARRY      JELLO KNUCKLES 4554         9   1  0   58 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
PARRY-LUNGE      FLIMSY KNICKERS 4553        8   2  0   56 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
LUNGING ATTACK   TOOTHBRUSH 4546             7   5  0   41 I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (407)
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 
DEAD MAN WALKING 4512.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRAID 4548, FLIMSY 
KNICKERS 4553, ROCKHOG JR 4511, TOOTHBRUSH 4546, BUB MCSCRUBBS 4530, EACHAM 4485, 
FAROMAN 4495, MULLIGAN 4557, HARD KNOCKS 4555, and STICKY FINGERS 4523.

The least popular fighter this week was WHY DO YOU ASK ME 4556.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COMB 4545, HAIRBRUSH 4547, JELLO KNUCKLES 4554, GASTAIGNE 4535, 
DAMON SHOVELL 4552, STICKY FINGERS 4523, HARD KNOCKS 4555, MULLIGAN 4557, FAROMAN 
4495, and EACHAM 4485.

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!