DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/24/2011    Duedate: 01/06/2012

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-629

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SRV
SHREDDERS (412)
(42-4593) [10-2-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SRV                            SHAMBLING MOUND
SHREDDERS (412)                ANDROID DUNGEON 004 (415)
(42-4593) [10-2-1,111]         (42-4629) [4-1-1,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ISENGALEN                      ISENGALEN
DELVERS (154)                  DELVERS (154)
(42-4610) [8-10-0,65]          (42-4610) [8-10-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHREDDERS (412)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DELVERS (154)               43
2. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        24      SHREDDERS (412)
3. SHREDDERS (412)             22      Unchartered Team
4. INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)   6
5. ANDROID DUNGEON 004 (415)   -9ANDROID DUNGEON 004 (415)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SHREDDERS (412)           47  25  2 65.3   1/ 2 SHREDDERS (412)          13  2 0
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     856 560 38 60.5   2/ 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      9  6 0
 3/ 3*ANDROID DUNGEON 00 (415)  10   9  1 52.6   3/ 3 DELVERS (154)             7  5 0
 4/ 4 INTELLECTS OF HIPH (414)  29  34  3 46.0   4/ 4*ANDROID DUNGEON 00 (415)  3  4 0
 5/ 5 DELVERS (154)            758 985 20 43.5   5/ 5 INTELLECTS OF HIPH (414)  3 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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 691): ALLEY OOP of ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): HERMOD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): EILEEN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): WRATH of APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): MARGANAD of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILBERN JUSS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 691): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): SAVAGE HORDE (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 572): BIG BIRD of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): LOABAL DOMINATION OF STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 293): LUAU LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
               (turn 679): DRED of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTER of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to COLOR ME SUAVE, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the SHREDDERS 
stable.  DELVERS is no joke as it posted a 4-1-0 week advancing from 3rd place to 3rd 
place.  Hey everybody, watch out for SOCKLESS CRITIC, who flew up 25 points in the 
rankings after mashing NERD LUST like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  NERD LUST lost to SOCKLESS CRITIC 
and drops 22 points.  Our battling duelmaster SRV has managed to hold the title, 
fending off VENOMOUS CONCUBINE's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, 
RODEKI.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the RODEKI arena.  Did you 
hear that COLOR ME SUAVE was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of COLOR ME SUAVE's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be 
funny, but catch SHREDDERS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft 
at running from COLOR ME SUAVE.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in RODEKI have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SRV 4593                     10   2  1   111       SHREDDERS (412)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HENDRIX 4594                 10   4  0   104       SHREDDERS (412)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COMMON SENSE 4616             7   3  2    72       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)
 KWS 4590                     11   4  0    69       SHREDDERS (412)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ISENGALEN 4610                8  10  0    65       DELVERS (154)
 UNCLE TED 4624                9   3  0    60       SHREDDERS (412)
 IGOR JONES 4598              10  12  1    58       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOCKLESS CRITIC 4645          4   2  0    55       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 ARMORED ECHO 4597            15   7  0    52       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 KOOL MOE DEE 4632             5   0  1    52       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)
 SHAMBLING MOUND 4629          4   1  1    38       ANDROID DUNGEON 004 (415)
 TRUGOY THE DOVE 4614          4  10  0    35       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NERD LUST 4628                4   1  0    33       ANDROID DUNGEON 004 (415)
 MONTROSE 4625                 6   4  0    30       SHREDDERS (412)
 PASDANOUS 4613                7   7  0    29       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)
 WHERETHEHECKISTAN 4651        3   0  0    25       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELIFAS KENT 4653              2   0  0    22       DELVERS (154)
 BUTTERLIPS 4650               3   1  0    17       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 C-PAPPY 4646                  4   2  0    14       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 TALIB KWELI 4631              3   5  0    14       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)
 JURGENHALEN 4654              1   1  0    13       DELVERS (154)
 MONSTER MANUAL 4639           1   3  0     6       ANDROID DUNGEON 004 (415)
 KARLIGRENA 4655               0   2  0     2       DELVERS (154)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
UMBER HULK 4649         0  1 0 ANDROID DUNGEON  415 MOUNTAIN TROLL        629  NONE
FELLERMAN 4575         11 17 1 DELVERS 154          COMMON SENSE 4616     625  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

SRV -- Life at the top is tough, indeed.  You could always step down, let someone
else take the title, and then use the TV challenge on them? -- Harby, Delvers

Kws -- If you should happen to be Welsh, your name would be Coos.  It makes me laugh
to think of it, and I surely did need something to laugh at after that match! --
Isengalen

Sockless Critic -- Well, of course!  Who wears socks when they don't need to? -- Igor
Jones, sockless and proud

Wheretheheckistan -- Oh, cheese, I thought you were the man come about the new rug.
Are you sure you don't have a new rug for us? -- Jurgenhalen

Butterlips -- I guess you'd better not smoke, eh?  Or the cig or whatever would fall
out of your mouth and set you on fire. -- Karligrena, not a dwarf

Unlike my fellow beginners at the Delvers, *I* won my first fight.  Of course, I'm a
man, and they're women, which may have a LOT to do with it. -- Elifas Kent

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

UMBER HULK was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SRV vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
HENDRIX demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KWS devastated TRUGOY THE DOVE in a 2 minute gory one-sided contest.
ARMORED ECHO was savagely defeated by ISENGALEN in a 5 minute competition.
KOOL MOE DEE overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
NERD LUST was devastated by SOCKLESS CRITIC in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
UNCLE TED handily defeated PASDANOUS in a 1 minute uneven melee.
IGOR JONES won victory over MONTROSE in a 1 minute duel.
SHAMBLING MOUND overpowered C-PAPPY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TALIB KWELI was defeated by JURGENHALEN in a 2 minute fight.
MONSTER MANUAL was savagely defeated by BUTTERLIPS in a 2 minute novice's melee.
KARLIGRENA was demolished by WHERETHEHECKISTAN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ELIFAS KENT devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL     17 -   6 -  1      74  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  3      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  18 -  2      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  17 -  1      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 629 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SRV 4593                   10   2  1  111 SHREDDERS (412)
PARRY-LUNGE      HENDRIX 4594               10   4  0  104 SHREDDERS (412)
AIMED BLOW       KWS 4590                   11   4  0   69 SHREDDERS (412)
LUNGING ATTACK   UNCLE TED 4624              9   3  0   60 SHREDDERS (412)
BASHING ATTACK   SOCKLESS CRITIC 4645        4   2  0   55 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      ARMORED ECHO 4597          15   7  0   52 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ISENGALEN 4610.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ISENGALEN 4610.  The ten other most popular fighters were BUTTERLIPS 4650, KWS 
4590, JURGENHALEN 4654, SRV 4593, UNCLE TED 4624, IGOR JONES 4598, SHAMBLING MOUND 
4629, HENDRIX 4594, ARMORED ECHO 4597, and SOCKLESS CRITIC 4645.

The least popular fighter this week was KARLIGRENA 4655.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were C-PAPPY 4646, MONTROSE 4625, PASDANOUS 4613, UMBER HULK 4649, MONSTER 
MANUAL 4639, TALIB KWELI 4631, NERD LUST 4628, KOOL MOE DEE 4632, TRUGOY THE DOVE 
4614, and ELIFAS KENT 4653.

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI