DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/23/2007    Duedate: 12/06/2007

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-474

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLADERUNNER
RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5376) [11-4-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLADERUNNER                    WHOLE LOTTA LUV
RAISING R'LYEH (573)           DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
(51-5376) [11-4-1,117]         (51-5395) [5-1-1,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARK RIVER                     DARK RIVER
BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)        BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
(51-4117) [17-13-1,102]        (51-4117) [17-13-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         28
2. BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)     24      BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
3. AMAZON ELITE (536)          20      Unchartered Team
4. DAZED N CONFUSED (576)       9
5. RAISING R'LYEH (573)        -1      DAZED N CONFUSED (576)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   89  55  4 61.8   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      13  2 1
 2/ 3 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      43  31  6 58.1   2/ 2 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   6  9 0
 3/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)       157 129 11 54.9   3/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)        5  1 0
 4/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      612 696 20 46.8   4/ 5 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      5  5 2
 5/ 6*DAZED N CONFUSED (576)    11  19  2 36.7   5/ 3*DAZED N CONFUSED (576)    4 11 1
 6/ 0 STRANGE DAZE (515)        19  39  3 32.8   6/ 0 STRANGE DAZE (515)        0  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 583): MAKESHIFT ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 466): PAUL ATREIDES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 591): KORNIC BLAZE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 587): M1A1 of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 586): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 590): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 588): SLAMMER of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 582): PERSEA QUELL of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 574): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 573): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 547): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 537): SCROD BOY of INQUISITION CLONES (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 240): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 524): ROCKSOCK of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 473): JACINTHE of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 226): PENELOTHE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 214): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 421): DARTH NIKILUS of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 192): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 465): THE CUTICLE DANCE of DON'T ASK (TUM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 583): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 466): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 591): OUR HIGHEST HONORS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 587): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 586): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 590): KREWE OF DRUID (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 588): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 582): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 574): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 573): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 547): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 537): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 240): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 524): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 473): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 225): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 214): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 421): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 192): ANTIQUATED LEGACY (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 465) TWISTED SESAME (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 583): LARRY KING of DEATH'S DOOR (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
                            COMICUS of ROMAN EMPIRE (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
                (turn 582): ZIMA of LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 587): M1A1 of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
                           LEOPARD of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 574): INDENTURED OARSMAN of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            SOUND THE VANILLA! of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 524): ROCKSOCK of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 523): CELLIE SHATTERSTONE of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 473): JACINTHE of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 226): PENELOTHE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 421): DARTH NIKILUS of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in TRICORUS this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, ENDLESS WATCH fought VENEMOUS 
CONCUBINE and gained 11 points and contributed to RAISING R'LYEH's 2-3-1.  CUSTARD 
PIE has lost to PHAEDRA, falling 9 points, while helping make DAZED N CONFUSED a 
1-4-0 turn.  Well done, TRICORUS, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Perhaps JACINTHE is not as thrilled, being challenged 4 times.  DARK RIVER 
challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone AMAZON ELITE's 
warrior.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and JACINTHE remains 
TRICORUS' top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that The Blue Dolphin Inn uses trolls in their stew.  Talk 
about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the RAISING R'LYEH stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on TRICORUS, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding 
RAISING R'LYEH more than any other team we find BLACK CONVENTICLE.  TRICORUS, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  FEAR OF THE DARK, 
does your manager know you're challenging down 18 points to fight WHOLE LOTTA LUV 
from DAZED N CONFUSED?  Well, will you look at this, FEAR OF THE DARK was overcame by 
WHOLE LOTTA LUV, and RAISING R'LYEH will have to explain why they made such a 
challenge in the first place.  I don't know about you, but KASHMIR challenging down 
18 points to BLACK CONVENTICLE's DEATH GOES ON, is not really worthy of DAZED N 
CONFUSED.  Well, it only serves justice to see that KASHMIR lost to DEATH GOES ON.  
Heh, heh.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in TRICORUS, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in TRICORUS again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLADERUNNER 5376             11   4  1   117       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK RIVER 4117              17  13  1   102       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 THE JONAH 5360               15   8  1    96       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 ENDLESS WATCH 5377           10   6  1    92       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362         16   8  1    68       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHOLE LOTTA LUV 5395          5   1  1    66       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383          6   4  3    50       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 FEAR OF THE DARK 5375         8   7  0    46       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 VARGOI 5400                   6   1  0    40       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 GARANH 5384                   6   6  0    36       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RYOKO 5382                    2   0  0    33       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 PHAEDRA 5380                  4   7  1    28       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 KALMBARGH 5415                3   0  0    26       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 SARALAI 5405                  4   2  0    25       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OLYMPIA 5357                  4   4  1    23       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-QAMRA 5381                    2   4  0    19       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 HER BLACK WINGS 5410          3   1  0    18       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404        3   2  1    17       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 DEATH GOES ON 5416            1   1  0    17       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 KASHMIR 5397                  3   3  1    15       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
 RAMBLE ON 5398                1   5  0    12       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
 TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414         2   1  1    11       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 CUSTARD PIE 5418              1   1  0     5       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
 JAROMIR 5152                  0   2  0     2       STRANGE DAZE (515)
 GALLOWS POLE 5417             0   2  0     2       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
VENEMOUS CONCUBI        0  0 0                      ENDLESS WATCH 5377    474  NONE
KURBALD 5345           17 16 1 DARK HORSEMEN 433    THE JONAH 5360        471   
MARSKOL 5374            6 14 0 DARK HORSEMEN 433    COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383  471   
MOBY DICK 5396          1  3 0 DAZED N CONFUSED 576 VOICES IN MY HEA 5404 472   
K-ASTAROTH 4740         3  7 1 STRANGE DAZE 515     ARENAMASTER RAHJ      474  NONE
K-YAMA UBA 4618         5  6 0 STRANGE DAZE 515     TRIER SAILOR          474  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ramble On -- Sounds like a plan to me. -- Garanh

A Cult Member?  No.  I'm not UP for listening to a Cult Member today, better if I
just scrag him. -- Vargoi

Darned Embezzling Scribe!  I'm sure he's the one who messed up my paperwork.  All I
wanted was a green card, and yet I ended up in the arena! -- Kalmbargh

Death Goes On -- And quite right.  Go on somewhere else. -- Saralai

Custard Pie -- (groaning)  It's the eggs that get me, every time. -- Tialvai Graywind

Korbut Valzko, Nominally Captured Orc -- Well, no, I wasn't.  I had a headache. --
Garanh

Baruk the Lame, Determined Beggar -- Expectations are a fine thing.  It is better to
expect than to receive. -- Tialvai Graywind

Vito One-Eye, Convicted Thief -- Speak for yourself. -- Kalmbargh

Our congratulations to Jacinthe. -- Jorja and the Dark Horsemen

Lady Protector Jacinthe -- Congratulations.  Have a good trip. -- Arenamaster Rahj
P.S.  You were expecting some handout, above and beyond eternal youth and guaranteed
resurrection?  That's the trouble with this younger generation, always wanting
handouts!

Voices in My Head -- Where I come from, if you downchallenge and  get a kill, you do
not sit out the Bloodfeud unless you are a COWARD! -- R.P.P.

All -- I can be a real nice guy or a total reprobate.  One thing I promise is to hunt
cowards.  -- Robert Paul Page, mgr. Dazed N Confused

All -- Who are the managers here? -- R.P.P.

Ed -- Can you please list known managers and team names?  Thanks. -- R.P.P.

     Alas, you picked the turn when Ed. is not present.  Ask again next turn and she
     will doubtless fill you in. -- Temp Ed.

3 November 2007
If you need to send an email to RSI, please send it to CSR (at) reality.com.  Using
any other address makes it all but impossible that you'll receive a response. -- RSI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

K-YAMA UBA was butchered by TRIER SAILOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
K-ASTAROTH was butchered by ARENAMASTER RAHJ in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DARK RIVER was unbelievably bested by JACINTHE in a 3 minute Challenge match.
FEAR OF THE DARK was devastated by WHOLE LOTTA LUV in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
RAMBLE ON was subdued by KALMBARGH in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
KASHMIR was bested by DEATH GOES ON in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
THE JONAH was bested by BLADERUNNER in a 2 minute bloody Title match.
ENDLESS WATCH easily killed VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
SHROUD OF GLOOM won victory over COLOROUTOFSPACE in a action packed 3 minute duel.
GARANH overpowered OSKI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
VOICES IN MY HEAD was overpowered by VARGOI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PHAEDRA handily defeated CUSTARD PIE in a 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
SARALAI demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JAROMIR was viciously subdued by TIALVAI GRAYWIND in a 3 minute novice's battle.
HER BLACK WINGS overpowered GALLOWS POLE in a 2 minute gory mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  22 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   7 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  21 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  21 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 474 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         6  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BLADERUNNER 5376           11   4  1  117 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
BASHING ATTACK   DARK RIVER 4117            17  13  1  102 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE JONAH 5360             15   8  1   96 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
WALL OF STEEL    SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362       16   8  1   68 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
AIMED BLOW       COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383        6   4  3   50 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
SLASHING ATTACK  VARGOI 5400                 6   1  0   40 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DARK RIVER 4117.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DARK RIVER 4117.  The ten other most popular fighters were COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383, 
BLADERUNNER 5376, PHAEDRA 5380, JAROMIR 5152, TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414, KALMBARGH 5415, 
DEATH GOES ON 5416, HER BLACK WINGS 5410, WHOLE LOTTA LUV 5395, and ENDLESS WATCH 
5377.

The least popular fighter this week was GALLOWS POLE 5417.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE JONAH 5360, FEAR OF THE DARK 5375, K-ASTAROTH 4740, CUSTARD 
PIE 5418, VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404, GARANH 5384, KASHMIR 5397, RAMBLE ON 5398, K-YAMA 
UBA 4618, and SARALAI 5405.

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

JACINTHE (51-5211) AMAZON ELITE (536)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NUNZIO 4799 (66-27-2)                  2  3  0         BOY O'S              

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRUNO 4332 (48-25-2)                   2  3  0         BOY O'S              
RICO 5016 (39-21-1)                    1  3  0         BOY O'S              
CHIEF STORMCLOUD 4306 (36-15-1)        0  2  0         RAINDANCE            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WILLIE MCGEE 5212 (21-2-1)             2  3  0         ALL-UGLY TEAM        
BLACK CLANSMAN 4114 (14-10-0)          0  2  0         BLACK CONVENTICLE    
DARK SWEET TREAT 5361 (15-6-0)         0  2  0         BLACK CONVENTICLE    

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOFURKEY 5282 (3-1-1)                  3  3  0         WHOLE FOODS          
THE JONAH 5360 (15-6-1)                1  3  0         BLACK CONVENTICLE    
DARK RIVER 4117 (16-12-1)              0  2  0         BLACK CONVENTICLE    
SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362 (15-7-1)          0  2  0         BLACK CONVENTICLE    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GURGLEHOOTCH 4039 (5-5-0)              4  3  1         GRANDMASTER ACADEMY  

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CARGO 5335 (0-0-0)                     9  3  0         SEA DOGS             
BILGE RAT 5334 (1-0-0)                 1  3  0         SEA DOGS             
RAMBLE ON 5398 (1-3-0)                 1  3  0         DAZED N CONFUSED     
HER BLACK WINGS 5410 (1-1-0)           0  2  0         BLACK CONVENTICLE    
KASHMIR 5397 (2-2-1)                   0  2  0         DAZED N CONFUSED     
WHOLE LOTTA LUV 5395 (3-1-0)           0  2  0         DAZED N CONFUSED     

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ORANGE 5168 (13-5-1)                   0  2  0         FRUITS               

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RANFURLY 3418 (5-1-1)                  0  2  0         KIWI CONNECTION      

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WAR WITH THE SUN 5378 (1-2-0)          4  3  0         RAISING R'LYEH       
MOBY DICK 5396 (1-3-0)                 0  2  0         DAZED N CONFUSED