DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/04/2008    Duedate: 01/17/2008

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-477

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ENDLESS WATCH
RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5377) [12-7-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ENDLESS WATCH                  WHOLE LOTTA LUV
RAISING R'LYEH (573)           DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
(51-5377) [12-7-1,117]         (51-5395) [6-3-1,73]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARK RIVER                     ENDLESS WATCH
BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)        RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-4117) [20-13-1,116]        (51-5377) [12-7-1,117]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DAZED N CONFUSED (576)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DAZED N CONFUSED (576)      34
2. RAISING R'LYEH (573)        32      BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
3. BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)     24      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (569)               5
5. DARK HORSEMEN (433)          0      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)             4   0  0  100   1/ 3*DAZED N CONFUSED (576)   10  5 0
 2/ 2 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   98  61  4 61.6   2/ 2 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   9  6 0
 3/ 3 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      50  37  6 57.5   3/ 5 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      7  6 0
 4/ 6*DAZED N CONFUSED (576)    21  24  2 46.7   4/ 4 STRANGE DAZE (515)        6  7 0
 5/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      617 706 20 46.6   5/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       5 10 0
 6/ 7 STRANGE DAZE (515)        25  46  3 35.2   6/ 7*SEA DOGS (569)            3  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 587): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 469): EDWARD O'HARE of MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 595): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (?, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 591): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 590): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 594): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 586): BUFFALO BOB of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): BERCHTA of THE DARK GODS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 550): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 540): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 527): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 476): ENDLESS WATCH of RAISING RYLYEH (Reaper, 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 425): DARTH MALEK of RANDOM SITH (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): MARWAN of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 469): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 587): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 469): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 595): PASTA (?, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 591): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 590): TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 594): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 586): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 550): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 540): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 527): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 476): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 216): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 425): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 193): ARTIC FIRE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 469) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 286): MAKESHIFT ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, 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   6 TRANSEL (turn 594): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
               (turn 590): SLAMMER of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 585): CYNICA of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 577): BERCHTA of THE DARK GODS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  DAZED 
N CONFUSED now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  It was a tough 
week for DARK HORSEMEN, to drop 4 places in the rankings.  It looks like the guys(?) 
at RAISING R'LYEH had a good week as they went 4-1-0 to put them in 3rd place.  I 
guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch out for KASHMIR, who flew up 14 points in 
the rankings after mashing GARANH like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was MOTHER OF PEARLS, who dropped 10 points 
after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with POOR TOM.  Going for the gusto and 
coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was BLACK CONVENTICLE's THE JONAH, who was 
turned away from the Duelmastership by ENDLESS WATCH.  An apple a day keeps the 
doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid BLACK CONVENTICLE, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does TRICORUS really have that 
many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause 
RAISING R'LYEH beats feet every time BLACK CONVENTICLE smiles at them.  Try farming, 
eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, DEATH GOES ON would be president. 
Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  In a mismatch, our friend WHOLE 
LOTTA LUV of DAZED N CONFUSED got heroic notions and challenged DARK RIVER.  What did 
it get him?  A 6-3-1 record, that's what.  A Carrion Bird Sellout:  WHOLE LOTTA LUV 
6-3-1 fights DARK RIVER 20-13-1.  (BYOB)  
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the TRICORUS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENDLESS WATCH 5377           12   7  1   117       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK RIVER 4117              20  13  1   116       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 BLADERUNNER 5376             12   5  1   100       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362         19   8  1    89       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 THE JONAH 5360               16  10  1    89       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 WHOLE LOTTA LUV 5395          6   3  1    73       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VARGOI 5400                   8   2  0    65       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383          8   5  3    56       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 BILGE RAT 5334                4   0  0    46       SEA DOGS (569)
 KASHMIR 5397                  6   3  1    45       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
 VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404        5   3  1    39       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 FEAR OF THE DARK 5375         8   9  0    37       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HER BLACK WINGS 5410          5   2  0    33       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 GARANH 5384                   7   8  0    29       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 POOR TOM 5421                 2   0  0    25       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMBLE ON 5398                3   6  0    21       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
 SARALAI 5405                  5   4  0    19       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414         3   3  1    19       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 MADAME BLAVATSKY 5420         2   0  0    19       STRANGE DAZE (515)
 TANGERINE 5422                2   0  0    15       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALMBARGH 5415                3   3  0    12       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 JAROMIR 5152                  1   4  0    10       STRANGE DAZE (515)
 AKHENATEN 5198                1   2  0     5       STRANGE DAZE (515)
 MOTHER OF PEARLS 5419         1   1  0     5       STRANGE DAZE (515)
 VIRAGO 5199                   1   2  0     5       STRANGE DAZE (515)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEATH GOES ON 5416      1  4 0 BLACK CONVENTICL 465 TRICORAN LOYALIS      477  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Death Goes On -- Ah, finally, my first win.  Thanks. -- Jaromir

Kashmir -- Why did I challenge you?  Won't do that again.  Well, maybe I will. --
Akhenaten

Tangerine -- You are not sweet at all!  Treating someone of my station with such
disrespect.  You should be be-headed. -- Virago

Where are my pearls?!  I know one of you stole them.  I'm going to find you and beat
you sensless. -- Mother of Pearls

     They ran away from home and joined a circus.

Tialvai Graywind -- What is your relationship to the evil Greywitch? -- Madame
Blavatsky

The Black Canticle -- The V.C. was the Vendetta Cartel.  I guess asking for a mgr
list was a bad idea.  I was listed under my old name, Abraxis, winner of the first
Stromcrowe Slaughterhouse.  I'm trying to reinvent myself here, so please use the
R.P.P. moniker. -- Robert Paul Page, mgr Dazed and Confused

Ah, yes, the Userous Merchant.  A nasty type, battens on those who are needy,
rendering them more needy.  I salute him with a sword to his head, eh. -- Vargoi

Coloroutofspace -- You make my head ache, you know that?  You just HAPPEN to have hit
the wavelengths I don't see well, and yet I can't help trying, and it just hurts.  Go
away.  Standing in a dark shadow or something.  I don't care. -- Garanh

The Persistent Beggar was not only PUSHY, he was careless and inattentive. -- Saralai

Madame Blavatsky -- I don't doubt it, but the answer is still No. -- Tialvai Graywind

Poor Tom -- They say it annoys the gods to hit someone who's touched in the head.  I
hate it when they say that. -- Kalmbargh

Her Black Wings -- Er, do I have to adopt you as a sort of sister or daughter?
Couldn't we go for something a little more, well, adult? -- Kalmbargh

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEATH GOES ON was dealt death by TRICORAN LOYALIST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WHOLE LOTTA LUV was vanquished by DARK RIVER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
FEAR OF THE DARK was narrowly defeated by BILGE RAT in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
VOICES IN MY HEAD devastated SARALAI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JAROMIR was savagely defeated by RAMBLE ON in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
AKHENATEN was devastated by TIALVAI GRAYWIND in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ENDLESS WATCH viciously subdued THE JONAH in a action packed 2 minute Title fight.
BLADERUNNER vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
SHROUD OF GLOOM won victory over VARGOI in a popular 1 minute duel.
GARANH was overpowered by KASHMIR in a 1 minute uneven match.
COLOROUTOFSPACE overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HER BLACK WINGS demolished KALMBARGH in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
VIRAGO was viciously subdued by TANGERINE in a 4 minute bloody novice's battle.
MOTHER OF PEARLS was overpowered by POOR TOM in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MADAME BLAVATSKY overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    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   12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  15 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  23 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  27 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   8 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 477 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         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ENDLESS WATCH 5377         12   7  1  117 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
BASHING ATTACK   DARK RIVER 4117            20  13  1  116 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
WALL OF STEEL    SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362       19   8  1   89 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE JONAH 5360             16  10  1   89 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
SLASHING ATTACK  VARGOI 5400                 8   2  0   65 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
AIMED BLOW       COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383        8   5  3   56 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
LUNGING ATTACK   BILGE RAT 5334              4   0  0   46 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 FEAR OF THE DARK 
5375, DEATH GOES ON 5416, BILGE RAT 5334, TANGERINE 5422, DARK RIVER 4117, RAMBLE ON 
5398, BLADERUNNER 5376, VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404, TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414, and THE JONAH 
5360.

The least popular fighter this week was VIRAGO 5199.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MOTHER OF PEARLS 5419, KALMBARGH 5415, GARANH 5384, AKHENATEN 5198, 
JAROMIR 5152, SARALAI 5405, HER BLACK WINGS 5410, KASHMIR 5397, WHOLE LOTTA LUV 5395, 
and MADAME BLAVATSKY 5420.