DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/07/2012    Duedate: 01/20/2012

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-630

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HENDRIX
SHREDDERS (412)
(42-4594) [11-4-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HENDRIX                        POSITION IS EMPTY
SHREDDERS (412)                
(42-4594) [11-4-0,110]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ISENGALEN                      UNCLE TED
DELVERS (154)                  SHREDDERS (412)
(42-4610) [8-11-0,58]          (42-4624) [9-4-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHREDDERS (412)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        66
2. INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)  14      SHREDDERS (412)
3. SHREDDERS (412)              9      Unchartered Team
4. ANDROID DUNGEON 004 (415)    0
5. DELVERS (154)               -3      ALPHABET SOUP (127)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SHREDDERS (412)           49  27  2 64.5   1/ 1 SHREDDERS (412)          11  3 0
 2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     861 560 38 60.6   2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     11  4 0
 3- 3*ANDROID DUNGEON 00 (415)  10   9  1 52.6   3/ 3 DELVERS (154)             8  7 0
 4/ 4 INTELLECTS OF HIPH (414)  30  36  3 45.5   4/ 5 INTELLECTS OF HIPH (414)  3  8 0
 5/ 5 DELVERS (154)            760 988 20 43.5   5- 4*ANDROID DUNGEON 00 (415)  1  3 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 692): TAI of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 697): HERMOD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 693): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 688): FLASHER of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): NIKKI NAILS of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 681): SCARFACE of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? Of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 526): KOLBERT MOON of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 574): THUNDER BUG of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 692): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 697): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 693): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 688): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 681): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 526): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 574) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 692): JOSH of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): LOABAL DOMINATION OF STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): RUNNING DEER of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): BLAKSKUL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (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  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): WHAT of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but COLOR ME 
SUAVE will tell you 861-560-38 is nothing to laugh at...  DELVERS had cause to 
celebrate, after KARLIGRENA got 17 points by beating TALIB KWELI.  Win some, lose 
some.  Speaking of which, BUTTERLIPS was winsome, after beating ELIFAS KENT and 
seeing him lose 12 points.  A certain someone saw SRV at The Dripping Blade with the 
shakes, and now he fails to show up to defend his throne.  What a pathetic slob!  In 
RODEKI, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, 
HENDRIX.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging 
dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
RODEKI would I avoid!   
     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.  RODEKI, I leave you now.  The 
Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Dripping Blade.  'Til next time-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HENDRIX 4594                 11   4  0   110       SHREDDERS (412)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KWS 4590                     12   4  0    79       SHREDDERS (412)
-COMMON SENSE 4616             7   3  2    72       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOCKLESS CRITIC 4645          5   2  0    66       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 ARMORED ECHO 4597            16   7  0    64       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 ISENGALEN 4610                8  11  0    58       DELVERS (154)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNCLE TED 4624                9   4  0    56       SHREDDERS (412)
-KOOL MOE DEE 4632             5   0  1    52       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)
 TRUGOY THE DOVE 4614          5  10  0    48       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)
 IGOR JONES 4598              10  13  1    47       DELVERS (154)
 WHERETHEHECKISTAN 4651        4   0  0    39       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
-SHAMBLING MOUND 4629          4   1  1    38       ANDROID DUNGEON 004 (415)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NERD LUST 4628                4   1  0    33       ANDROID DUNGEON 004 (415)
 BUTTERLIPS 4650               4   1  0    32       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 PASDANOUS 4613                7   8  0    29       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)
 C-PAPPY 4646                  5   2  0    28       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 MONTROSE 4625                 6   5  0    27       SHREDDERS (412)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JURGENHALEN 4654              2   1  0    23       DELVERS (154)
 KARLIGRENA 4655               1   2  0    19       DELVERS (154)
 TALIB KWELI 4631              3   6  0    15       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)
 ELIFAS KENT 4653              2   1  0    10       DELVERS (154)
-MONSTER MANUAL 4639           1   3  0     6       ANDROID DUNGEON 004 (415)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Armored Echo -- I didn't really believe that sound-absorbent foam sprayed over my
armor would make a difference, but son of a gun if it didn't!  You just bounched your
echoes all over the arena (I saw the stewards wincing), and I laughed!  Gotta love
it. -- Isengalen

Montrose -- Some days it doesn't pay to shred stuff.  At least some stuff.
Lettuce... eh.  Shred it.  Even olives.  But meat, you gotta have something to really
work on with meat.  No shredding until it's in your mouth, you know?  Bites torn from
the haunch with your teeth. -- Igor Jones

Talib Kweli -- That's a weird name, and not one any self-respecting orc would
tolerate.  But hey, if it works for you and you can keep losing to me, see if I care,
huh? -- Jurgenhalen

Wheretheheckistan -- You're sure there's no carpet?  We could use a good carpet. --
Karligrena, still not a dwarf regardless of what the Commission says

I note that, once again, Karligrena, the only female on the team, has the only loss
on the team.  Ha! -- Elifas Kent

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HENDRIX devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
KWS vanquished ISENGALEN in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven battle.
IGOR JONES was vanquished by SOCKLESS CRITIC in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
UNCLE TED was luckily beaten by ARMORED ECHO in a exciting 4 minute fight.
TRUGOY THE DOVE devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute gory uneven brawl.
WHERETHEHECKISTAN devastated MONTROSE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PASDANOUS was viciously subdued by C-PAPPY in a 6 minute gruesome fight.
TALIB KWELI was vanquished by KARLIGRENA in a 2 minute uneven duel.
BUTTERLIPS vanquished ELIFAS KENT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JURGENHALEN vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     17 -   6 -  1      74  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        18 -   9 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  3      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  16 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 630 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         4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      HENDRIX 4594               11   4  0  110 SHREDDERS (412)
AIMED BLOW       KWS 4590                   12   4  0   79 SHREDDERS (412)
BASHING ATTACK   SOCKLESS CRITIC 4645        5   2  0   66 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
TOTAL PARRY      ARMORED ECHO 4597          16   7  0   64 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
LUNGING ATTACK   UNCLE TED 4624              9   4  0   56 SHREDDERS (412)
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 UNCLE TED 4624.  The ten other most popular fighters were HENDRIX 4594, KWS 4590, 
SOCKLESS CRITIC 4645, C-PAPPY 4646, KARLIGRENA 4655, BUTTERLIPS 4650, JURGENHALEN 
4654, ISENGALEN 4610, TRUGOY THE DOVE 4614, and WHERETHEHECKISTAN 4651.

The least popular fighter this week was PASDANOUS 4613.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ELIFAS KENT 4653, TALIB KWELI 4631, MONTROSE 4625, IGOR JONES 4598, 
ARMORED ECHO 4597, WHERETHEHECKISTAN 4651, TRUGOY THE DOVE 4614, ISENGALEN 4610, 
JURGENHALEN 4654, and BUTTERLIPS 4650.

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!