DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/21/2007    Duedate: 01/03/2008

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ENDLESS WATCH
RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5377) [11-7-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARK RIVER                     WHOLE LOTTA LUV
BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)        DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
(51-4117) [19-13-1,110]        (51-5395) [6-2-1,74]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARK RIVER                     ENDLESS WATCH
BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)        RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-4117) [19-13-1,110]        (51-5377) [11-7-1,107]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DAZED N CONFUSED (576)      41
2. RAISING R'LYEH (573)        38      BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
3. STRANGE DAZE (515)          26      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (569)              13
5. DARK HORSEMEN (433)          3      SEA DOGS (569)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SEA DOGS (569)             3   0  0  100   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   95  59  4 61.7   2/ 2 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   9  6 0
 3/ 4 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      46  36  6 56.1   3/ 3*DAZED N CONFUSED (576)    7  8 0
 4- 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)       157 129 11 54.9   4/ 5 STRANGE DAZE (515)        5  6 0
 5/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      616 702 20 46.7   5/ 6 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      5  8 1
 6/ 6*DAZED N CONFUSED (576)    17  23  2 42.5   6- 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)        2  0 0
 7/ 7 STRANGE DAZE (515)        24  42  3 36.4   7/ 7*SEA DOGS (569)            2  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 586): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 468): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): PANTHER of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 589): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 593): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 590): FATALITY of BRUTAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): CYNICA of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 576): GREAT WHITE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 575): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 549): MODERN MYTH of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 539): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 526): RHINO of BEASTIAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 475): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): PHOENIX of GRIFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 216): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): ZEUS of LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): MARWAN of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 468): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 586): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 468): TEAM HAVOK (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 589): TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 593): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 590): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): THE ABYSMALS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 576): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 575): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 549): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 539): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 526): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 475): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 216): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): ARTIC FIRE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 468) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 286): MAKESHIFT ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 585): COBALT of STEEL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 467): PAUL ATREIDES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 594): JUNGLE JUICE of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                          DELON LUROST of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 590): PANTHER of TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 587): HELENE JUSTE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 592): BANKSHOT of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 590): SLAMMER of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): CYNICA of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 584): SIR CUMFERENCE of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 575): DARTH SION of STAR WARS: KOTOR (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
                            PROGIDY, DAMMIT! Of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            XYLICARE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 538): SCROD BOY of INQUISITION CLONES (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 424): ZEUS of LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

A most strange turn of events.  Five rounds ago, I was wondering why I'm running 12-5
yet can't seem to rise above Adept; now I'm Duelmaster!

At any rate (not to be outdone by Bladerunner) I was hoping I could find some
appropriate quotations from the Bible book that I'm named after:  something like
"Jonah 3:16".  Alas, I find I'm named after one of the more boring books--talk about
unlucky, eh?  Nothing violent or poetically dark enough to constitute a good DM
column.

But it may interest you to know that, in my manager's Bible, the book of Jonah is on
page 666!  Spooky, eh?  Especially considering my team's idiom of darkness, gloom and
blah, blah, blah....  (You wouldst thinkst that a Bible would be like an elevator and
skip that floor altogether!)

Anyway, I gotta cut outta here; I don't think I can hold too long against RR, so it's
off to the gym for me!

Yours, THE JONAH

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome TRICORUS.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Some people say I 
ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well 
RAISING R'LYEH moved up 1, to 5th.  What's with MOTHER OF PEARLS?  She actually beat 
TRICORUS' PERSISTANT BEGGAR, and walked away with 15 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at RAISING R'LYEH while they watched COLOROUTOFSPACE clobber GARANH.  
He lost 9 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  I'm sure 
TRICORUS is excited about ENDLESS WATCH, the new Duelmaster from RAISING R'LYEH.  
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  TRICORUS thinks RAISING 
R'LYEH and their 46-36-6 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at BLACK CONVENTICLE ain't reelin'!  RAISING 
R'LYEH's mad!  What do people see in RAMBLE ON?  His 2-6-0?  DAZED N CONFUSED ain't 
talkin', but he's got 16 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
TRICORUS is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for 
my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENDLESS WATCH 5377           11   7  1   107       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK RIVER 4117              19  13  1   110       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
-BLADERUNNER 5376             11   5  1    96       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE JONAH 5360               16   9  1    91       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362         18   8  1    86       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 WHOLE LOTTA LUV 5395          6   2  1    74       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VARGOI 5400                   8   1  0    61       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383          7   5  3    49       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 BILGE RAT 5334                3   0  0    41       SEA DOGS (569)
 GARANH 5384                   7   7  0    38       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-FEAR OF THE DARK 5375         8   8  0    36       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RYOKO 5382                    2   0  0    33       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 KASHMIR 5397                  5   3  1    31       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
 VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404        4   3  1    29       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-PHAEDRA 5380                  4   7  1    28       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 HER BLACK WINGS 5410          4   2  0    26       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 SARALAI 5405                  5   3  0    24       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)
 RAMBLE ON 5398                2   6  0    16       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
 MOTHER OF PEARLS 5419         1   0  0    15       STRANGE DAZE (515)
 JAROMIR 5152                  1   3  0    14       STRANGE DAZE (515)
 POOR TOM 5421                 1   0  0    13       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
 KALMBARGH 5415                3   2  0    11       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 TANGERINE 5422                1   0  0    11       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
 MADAME BLAVATSKY 5420         1   0  0    11       STRANGE DAZE (515)
 TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414         2   3  1    10       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 AKHENATEN 5198                1   1  0     7       STRANGE DAZE (515)
 DEATH GOES ON 5416            1   3  0     6       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 VIRAGO 5199                   1   1  0     4       STRANGE DAZE (515)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MOBY DICK 5396          1  3 0 DAZED N CONFUSED 576 VOICES IN MY HEA 5404 472  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

RPP -- We find it interesting that you'd make us guess your identity, yet last turn
you asked RSI to provide you the names of all managers in this arena.  Best of luck
in your endeavors! -- The Black Conventicle
P.S.  What was the "VC"?

Endless Watch -- My brain is reeling trying to estimate the size of your wrist! --
Dark River

Bladrunner -- Excellent fight, but of course DM is no place for a woman! -- The Jonah

Venemous Concubine -- FINALLY!  You, saucy wench, are the only NPC that brings grief
to me (or probably anyone, for that matter).  It prides me to see you shamed thus! --
The Shroud Of Gloom

Kalmbargh -- I'm disappointed in you; not in the fact that you lost (for which I
applaud!) but that your name is not in keeping with the "dark" implications of your
team name.  Adopt me! -- Her Black Wings, appropriately dark

Akhenaten -- Beginner's luck, but thanks for the learns! -- Death Goes On

Reaper -- Down challenges are perfectly acceptable, after all this is a Delarquan
Arena.  Just when you score a kill on one, it is bad form to sit out the next turn.
I do not despise YOU, just the tactic! -- R.P.P.

Reaper -- Let's try something different this turn! -- R.P.P.

Ed. -- Will you please publish a manager list for this arena? -- R.P.P.

     Here's what I have.  These are teams listed in last turn's newsletter.  If I've
     gotten anyone's name wrong, just let me know and I'll fix it. -- The Saint,
     keeper of lists
     AMAZON ELITE          Doc Miracle     RAISING R'LYEH     Reaper
     BLACK CONVENTICLE     ?               SEA DOGS           One-Armed Bandit
     DARK HORSEMEN         Jorja           STRANGE DAZE       Noachian
     DAZED N CONFUSED      Abraxis

All -- Time to play the guessing game.  Clue #2, I have feuded with Ultraist and
teamed up with Manager! -- R.P.P.

Kashmir -- Ah, the old "go for a sure win by down-challenging" ploy.  Okay, we can
work with that if we have to.  But don't think we're not noticing. -- Tailvai
Graywind

Coloroutofspace -- Hmm, a little garish.  You probably need some touches of white
around the collar and cuffs. -- Vargoi

Fear of the Dark -- Oooh, yes, I've GOT that.  But it makes me more violent, you
know? -- Garanh

Her Black Wings -- Now, that IS scary.  As you may or may not know, in her "hag of
death" aspect, Shierah has black wings.  Very dark messages there! -- Kalmbargh

Bilge Rat -- Whoa!  Where'd you come from?  Hmm, I thought for a minute you might be
some high-test rookie, but I don't find you listed there.  Oh, well, all will come
about as it must, no doubt. -- Saralai

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAMBLE ON was devastated by VOICES IN MY HEAD in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
AKHENATEN was vanquished by KASHMIR in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
JAROMIR vanquished DEATH GOES ON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
THE JONAH was savagely defeated by ENDLESS WATCH in a exciting 2 minute Title fight.
DARK RIVER bested WHOLE LOTTA LUV in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
SHROUD OF GLOOM bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute match.
VARGOI viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 2 minute competition.
COLOROUTOFSPACE won victory over GARANH in a action packed 1 minute duel.
BILGE RAT viciously subdued HER BLACK WINGS in a action packed 2 minute fight.
SARALAI overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
VIRAGO was viciously subdued by TANGERINE in a 4 minute brutal novice's bout.
TIALVAI GRAYWIND was subdued by MADAME BLAVATSKY in a 2 minute amateur's competition.
KALMBARGH was bested by POOR TOM in a 2 minute novice's battle.
MOTHER OF PEARLS devastated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  22 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  16 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  26 -  1      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   8 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 476 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         1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         5  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ENDLESS WATCH 5377         11   7  1  107 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
BASHING ATTACK   DARK RIVER 4117            19  13  1  110 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE JONAH 5360             16   9  1   91 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
WALL OF STEEL    SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362       18   8  1   86 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
SLASHING ATTACK  VARGOI 5400                 8   1  0   61 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
AIMED BLOW       COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383        7   5  3   49 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
LUNGING ATTACK   BILGE RAT 5334              3   0  0   41 SEA DOGS (569)
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 ENDLESS WATCH 5377.  The ten other most popular fighters were VARGOI 5400, BILGE 
RAT 5334, DARK RIVER 4117, COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383, KASHMIR 5397, TANGERINE 5422, WHOLE 
LOTTA LUV 5395, SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362, MADAME BLAVATSKY 5420, and VOICES IN MY HEAD 
5404.

The least popular fighter this week was VIRAGO 5199.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HER BLACK WINGS 5410, DEATH GOES ON 5416, AKHENATEN 5198, MOTHER OF 
PEARLS 5419, KALMBARGH 5415, TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414, SARALAI 5405, THE JONAH 5360, 
RAMBLE ON 5398, and POOR TOM 5421.