DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/23/2013    Duedate: 12/06/2013

RODEKI ARENA

DM-42    TURN-679

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STUD
DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
(42-4775) [11-1-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STUD                           BONSUR BUTCHER
DEALER'S CHOICE (259)          DARKHOLM (424)
(42-4775) [11-1-0,94]          (42-4738) [3-0-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JURGENHALEN                    RAZZ
DELVERS (154)                  DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
(42-4654) [13-39-0,78]         (42-4795) [6-0-0,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEALER'S CHOICE (259)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEALER'S CHOICE (259)       43
2. INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)  14      DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
3. WHERE I'VE EATEN (427)      10      Unchartered Team
4. DARKHOLM (424)               7
5. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)         0      WHERE I'VE EATEN (427)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     957 611 40 61.0   1/ 1 DEALER'S CHOICE (259)     9  5 0
 2/ 2 DEALER'S CHOICE (259)    107  77  7 58.2   2/ 4*DARKHOLM (424)            3  3 0
 3/ 0*WHERE I'VE EATEN (427)     6   5  1 54.5   3/ 2 DELVERS (154)             3 12 0
 4/ 4*DARKHOLM (424)             3   3  0 50.0   4/ 0 INTELLECTS OF HIPH (414)  1  0 1
 5/ 0 INTELLECTS OF HIPH (414)  86  99  6 46.5   5- 3 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      1  0 0
 6/ 3 DELVERS (154)            865 %1126 20 43.4   6/ 0*WHERE I'VE EATEN (427)    1  0 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 740): MUTANT BLOWBY of GOD SQUAD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 623): PETER NETLEY of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 745): ARGULA of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 717): BRAN MAC MORN of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 741): NOSEY ROSIE of SHADY LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 736): ELMORE JAMES of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 745): BALBOA of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 729): SALTY DOG of THIRSTY THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 731): DIP of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 730): CENTAURIAN of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 696): ONE MIC of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 685): TALKS NONSTOP of BASH BROS CHILDREN (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 318): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 678): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 629): ATOMIC PUNK of VAN DUEL (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 574): CLOWN CONFETTI of MAGIC INGREDIENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 622): CRYSOPRASE of ILLFANG PACT (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 740): LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 623): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 745): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 717): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 741): PLAY BALL (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 736): BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 745): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 729): CHUCK'S PINUPS (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 731): STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 730): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 696): TOLBINS HIVE D (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 685): BASH BROS CHILDREN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 318): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 678): DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 629): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 574): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 622) PLAY BALL et al (The Dealer, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 740): MUTANT BLOWBY of GOD SQUAD (Floyd, mgr.)
                (turn 739): S... MC of RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 740): KILLBY MARCH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 745): BALOR of DEMONS & DEVILS (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 730): AGENT OF BRUTALITY of EXTREME AGGRESSION (Var, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 628): SKALVORD of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Since it didn't get printed last turn here it is again.
          STUD 9(1)-17-15-17-17-3-7 !!
Come get him.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RODEKI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  BLASTMASTER KRS caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested MORDANT DESERTER and was awarded 
14 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SUICIDE KING put 
down ANVIL, causing him to lose 12 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
VETERAN MERCENARY made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious STUD.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in RODEKI seem to 
feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city RODEKI.  RODEKI, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is DELVERS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  If you 
didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of DARKHOLM 
last week.  Busy avoiding DELVERS?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition 
from those below.  JURGENHALEN take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in 
RODEKI.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of BONSUR BUTCHER who this week 
posted a TV challenge to a warrior a full 15 points below in the rankings.  I thought 
BONSUR BUTCHER showed great skill and promise when he overcame OMAHA.  All right, so 
I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUD 4775                    11   1  0    94       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PASDANOUS 4613               21  26  0    95       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KOOL MOE DEE 4632            11   6  2    85       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)
 JURGENHALEN 4654             13  39  0    78       DELVERS (154)
 ONE EYED JACK 4772            9   3  0    78       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
 RAZZ 4795                     6   0  0    73       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUICIDE KING 4771             6   7  0    51       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
 JOSEPH GEORGE 4765            8   8  0    42       DELVERS (154)
 ROCKSNAIL 4773                8   5  0    40       DELVERS (154)
 BONSUR BUTCHER 4738           3   0  0    40       DARKHOLM (424)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEEP BLU 4786                 2   1  0    33       WHERE I'VE EATEN (427)
 ANVIL 4774                    7   6  0    30       DELVERS (154)
 KHULBADD 4756                 5  14  0    29       DELVERS (154)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUSTY SPOON 4787              2   0  0    23       WHERE I'VE EATEN (427)
 OMAHA 4796                    3   3  1    19       DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
 BLASTMASTER KRS 4761          1   0  1    14       INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (414)
-FOGO 4788                     1   1  1    12       WHERE I'VE EATEN (427)
-DENNY'S 4792                  0   1  0     1       WHERE I'VE EATEN (427)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      BLASTMASTER KRS 4761  679  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Harby -- We only fought you 3 times???  But we make up 10 of the 11 warriors!  How's
this possible? -- the Dealer

     Smoke and mirrors?

Delvers -- Warning, if the King loses to your guys again, I will D.A. him.  His blood
will be on your hands. -- the Dealer

Harby -- I resemble that remark. -- Joseph George

Razz -- Damned hotshot dwarves.  (mutter grumble complain) -- Joseph George

Suicide King -- Thus I redeem myself in Harby's eyes (in my own eyes, I had no need
for redemtpion).  Take that! -- Rocksnail

Stud -- So much for "fifty fights guarantees graduation," eh?  But the steward didn't
say our fight was uneven, so maybe I'm getting better. -- Jurgenhalen

THIS... is the Fratsfa Slave that defeated Rocksnail?  Cheese louise! -- Anvil

Hey, this Dangerous Criminal really IS dangerous, you know.  It isn't just a name. --
Khulbadd

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BONSUR BUTCHER devastated OMAHA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ONE EYED JACK won victory over JURGENHALEN in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
SUICIDE KING demolished ANVIL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
STUD devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
RAZZ overpowered JOSEPH GEORGE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome mismatched match.
ROCKSNAIL was narrowly defeated by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 6 minute struggle.
KHULBADD was handily defeated by DEEP BLU in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
BLASTMASTER KRS slaughtered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   4 -  1      82  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  14 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  15 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         6 -  12 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 679 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   STUD 4775                  11   1  0   94 DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
WALL OF STEEL    ONE EYED JACK 4772          9   3  0   78 DEALER'S CHOICE (259)
TOTAL PARRY      ROCKSNAIL 4773              8   5  0   40 DELVERS (154)
BASHING ATTACK   BONSUR BUTCHER 4738         3   0  0   40 DARKHOLM (424)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JURGENHALEN 4654.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RAZZ 4795.  The ten other most popular fighters were ONE EYED JACK 4772, 
STUD 4775, BONSUR BUTCHER 4738, SUICIDE KING 4771, DEEP BLU 4786, JURGENHALEN 4654, 
JOSEPH GEORGE 4765, BLASTMASTER KRS 4761, OMAHA 4796, and ANVIL 4774.

The least popular fighter this week was ROCKSNAIL 4773.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KHULBADD 4756, ANVIL 4774, OMAHA 4796, BLASTMASTER KRS 4761, JOSEPH 
GEORGE 4765, JURGENHALEN 4654, DEEP BLU 4786, SUICIDE KING 4771, BONSUR BUTCHER 4738, 
and STUD 4775.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JANET RENO 3823 (153-127-2)            5  3  0         I'M DEAD SEXY        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOZO 4016 (52-79-0)                    0  2  0         CLOWNING AROUND      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BASILISK 4396 (3-0-0)                  5  3  0         THE SUMMONING 4      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ONE EYED JACK 4772 (8-2-0)             2  3  0         DEALER'S CHOICE      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEEP BLU 4786 (1-1-0)                  2  3  0         WHERE I'VE EATEN     
OMAHA 4796 (3-1-1)                     2  3  0         DEALER'S CHOICE      
RAZZ 4795 (4-0-0)                      0  2  0         DEALER'S CHOICE      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WELLINGTON 4711 (0-0-0)               10  3  1         HOLY SHIP!           
VALIN REDAXE 4782 (0-0-0)              5  3  0         BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE   
KOLACT KILLER 4737 (0-0-0)             3  3  0         DARKHOLM             
BLASTMASTER KRS 4761 (0-0-0)           0  2  0         INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP 

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRECIAN FORMULA 1664 (0-0-0)           0  2  0         NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC  

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRAZY PINEAPPLE 3011 (9-9-0)           2  3  1         DEALER'S CHOICE      

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARWIN 4702 (1-1-1)                    7  3  1         WORLD BLADES 10      

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

    There was a line outside the Gladiatorial Commission's registry office.  There 
often was, but surely not now?  Alarond the Scribe, who had drawn office duty today, 
frowned at them.
    A stocky, fit, moderately handsome gladiator stepped up to the counter.  "I want a 
name-change," he said.  "How can I do my best known as," he shuddered, "'Dangling 
Eyeball'?  My name is Joe, and I want to use it."
    A small and very shapely woman stepped up beside him.  "And I am really tired of 
being known as 'DA Bait'."  She smiled, causing Alarond to sway where he stood.  "I'd 
like to be known as... Aphrodite, I think."
    The others crowded forward, each advancing a claim, the babble of voice rising to 
a roar, the crowd beginning to look like a mob--and every member of it armed and 
dangerous.
    Alarond raised his hands to quiet them, without much success.  He raised his 
voice, too.  "We'll do it!  A Name-Change-O-Rama, as soon as we can get the paperwork 
lined up!  Two or three months, maybe--"
    The gladiators howled in protest at the delay.
    "No, listen!  The files here are HUGE, it will take time to get everything 
straight.  You've got to be patient.  It WILL happen!"

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

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