DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/01/2008    Duedate: 02/14/2008

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-479

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE JONAH
BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
(51-5360) [18-10-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHROUD OF GLOOM                BILGE RAT
BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)        SEA DOGS (569)
(51-5362) [21-8-1,108]         (51-5334) [4-2-0,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ENDLESS WATCH                  VARGOI
RAISING R'LYEH (573)           DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5377) [13-8-2,96]          (51-5400) [9-3-0,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)     51
2. DAZED N CONFUSED (576)       0      BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
3. STRANGE DAZE (515)           0      Unchartered Team
4. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         -1
5. SEA DOGS (569)              -7      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   2  0 66.7   1/ 3 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)  11  4 1
 2/ 2 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)  106  63  5 62.7   2/ 1 RAISING R'LYEH (573)     11  4 1
 3/ 3 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      57  40  7 58.8   3- 2 DAZED N CONFUSED (576)    6  4 0
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      620 713 20 46.5   4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       4 11 0
 5- 5 DAZED N CONFUSED (576)    23  27  2 46.0   5/ 6*SEA DOGS (569)            1  2 0
 6- 6 STRANGE DAZE (515)        25  46  3 35.2   6- 5 STRANGE DAZE (515)        1  4 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 589): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 471): EDWARD O'HARE of MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 597): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 593): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 596): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 593): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 588): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 579): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): DJININSKI of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 552): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 542): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): NAKOR of DOG SOLDIERS II (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 529): MASUMI of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 478): ENDLESS WATCH of RAISING RYLYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 427): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): KATSUMOTO of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 471): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 588): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 471): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 597): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 593): JHELUM JUVENILES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 596): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 593): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 588): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 579): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 552): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 542): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 529): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 478): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 427): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): ANTIQUATED LEGACY (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 471) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 471): KORONEDUS of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
               (turn 591): JERI LOUGH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): DJININSKI of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for WELL OF SOULS, who 
flew up 15 points in the rankings after mashing CONVICTED THIEF like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was TIALVAI GRAYWIND, 
who dropped 9 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
COLOROUTOFSPACE.  The most challenged warrior this week was ENDLESS WATCH.  If this 
keeps up, our Duelmaster's going to need more avoids!  Drawing on all of his 
experience as a 17-10-1 warrior, THE JONAH went for the Duelmastership against 
ENDLESS WATCH this week.  In front of all the crowds, THE JONAH took the Duelmaster's 
crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Advice to bashers--never force 
anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad DAZED N CONFUSED?  Big bad DAZED N CONFUSED.  Big bad DAZED N CONFUSED.  
TRICORUS' afraid of the big bad DAZED N CONFUSED.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may 
not be funny, but catch BLACK CONVENTICLE's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to 
be fairly deft at running from DAZED N CONFUSED.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Congrats to THE JONAH for revenging the death of his 
teammate (but more importantly, feeding ENDLESS WATCH a bit of dirt).  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                  
 THE JONAH 5360               18  10  1   107       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362         21   8  1   108       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 BLADERUNNER 5376             13   6  1   101       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 ENDLESS WATCH 5377           13   8  2    96       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VARGOI 5400                   9   3  0    81       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-WHOLE LOTTA LUV 5395          6   4  1    69       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEAR OF THE DARK 5375        10   9  0    64       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404        7   3  1    53       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-POOR TOM 5421                 3   0  0    53       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
 COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383          9   6  3    44       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 BILGE RAT 5334                4   2  0    36       SEA DOGS (569)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARANH 5384                   7  10  0    31       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-KASHMIR 5397                  6   4  1    31       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
 HER BLACK WINGS 5410          6   3  0    29       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414         4   4  1    24       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARALAI 5405                  6   5  0    23       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 EVILSIZOR 5424                2   0  0    22       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
-RAMBLE ON 5398                3   7  0    20       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
-TANGERINE 5422                3   0  0    19       DAZED N CONFUSED (576)
-MADAME BLAVATSKY 5420         2   0  0    19       STRANGE DAZE (515)
 WELL OF SOULS 5425            1   0  1    15       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 KALMBARGH 5415                3   5  0    14       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)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      WELL OF SOULS 5425    479  NONE
DARK RIVER 4117        20 14 1 BLACK CONVENTICL 465 ENDLESS WATCH 5377    478  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tangerine -- And a fruity young thing you are. -- Kalmbargh

Bilge Rat -- Ah, but I'm not a bilge!  Go look for one in the Infirmary drains.  I
have long had my suspicions of them. -- Vargoi

Voices in My Head -- But naturally, where else would they be?  The "world" is all
illusion anyway. -- Garanh

Her Black Wings -- Sounds like we should get together and compose a haiku involving
black wings and gray winds. -- Tialvai Graywind

Ramble On -- And in your ramblings, maybe finding another weapon for yourself, eh? --
Saralai

Dark River -- Oh, no! -- all the Dark Horsemen

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE JONAH bested ENDLESS WATCH in a 1 minute master's Bloodfeud Title fight.
COLOROUTOFSPACE demolished TIALVAI GRAYWIND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
HER BLACK WINGS luckily beat SARALAI in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge duel.
BLADERUNNER overpowered KHALUHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
SHROUD OF GLOOM bested VARGOI in a action packed 2 minute brawl.
VOICES IN MY HEAD overpowered GARANH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BILGE RAT was devastated by FEAR OF THE DARK in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
KALMBARGH was handily defeated by EVILSIZOR in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WELL OF SOULS slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  21 -  3      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  26 -  1      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   7 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 479 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         2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         5  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      THE JONAH 5360             18  10  1  107 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
WALL OF STEEL    SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362       21   8  1  108 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLADERUNNER 5376           13   6  1  101 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
SLASHING ATTACK  VARGOI 5400                 9   3  0   81 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
BASHING ATTACK   VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404      7   3  1   53 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
AIMED BLOW       COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383        9   6  3   44 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
LUNGING ATTACK   BILGE RAT 5334              4   2  0   36 SEA DOGS (569)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ENDLESS WATCH 5377.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VARGOI 5400.  The ten other most popular fighters were SARALAI 5405, ENDLESS 
WATCH 5377, BLADERUNNER 5376, SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362, VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404, FEAR OF 
THE DARK 5375, EVILSIZOR 5424, WELL OF SOULS 5425, THE JONAH 5360, and 
COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383.

The least popular fighter this week was KALMBARGH 5415.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BILGE RAT 5334, GARANH 5384, TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414, HER BLACK WINGS 
5410, COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383, THE JONAH 5360, WELL OF SOULS 5425, EVILSIZOR 5424, FEAR 
OF THE DARK 5375, and VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

THE JONAH (51-5360) BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)