DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/29/2008    Duedate: 03/13/2008

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-481

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLADERUNNER
RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5376) [14-7-2,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLADERUNNER                    BILGE RAT
RAISING R'LYEH (573)           SEA DOGS (569)
(51-5376) [14-7-2,105]         (51-5334) [6-2-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ENDLESS WATCH                  BILGE RAT
RAISING R'LYEH (573)           SEA DOGS (569)
(51-5377) [14-9-2,100]         (51-5334) [6-2-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RAISING R'LYEH (573)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         34
2. RAISING R'LYEH (573)        17      RAISING R'LYEH (573)
3. SEA DOGS (569)               9      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)      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)             6   2  0 75.0   1/ 2 RAISING R'LYEH (573)     11  4 2
 2- 2 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)  109  65  5 62.6   2- 1 BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)   8  2 1
 3/ 3 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      64  43  9 59.8   3/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       4 11 0
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      624 719 20 46.5   4/ 5*SEA DOGS (569)            2  1 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 591): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 473): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 599): OTIS 3 of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 595): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 594): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 598): GRUNT II of MEDAL OF HONOR B6 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 595): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 590): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): GREAT WHITE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 580): BULLWINKLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 554): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 544): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 531): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 480): SHROUD OF GLOOM of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 429): DARTH SCION of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 473): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 591): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 473): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 599): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 595): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 594): KALTOS KRIMINALS (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 598): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 595): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 590): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 580): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 554): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 544): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 531): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 480): BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 429): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): TITANS III (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 473) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 591): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            MISS TEAK of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 590): CHEESE WHIZ of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): GREAT WHITE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, 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!.  Say good-bye to BLACK CONVENTICLE, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the RAISING R'LYEH stable.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for SARALAI, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing 
COLOROUTOFSPACE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher 
in the top ten was COLOROUTOFSPACE, who dropped 8 points after a disappointing (to 
say the least) bout with SARALAI.  Try as hard as the BLACK CONVENTICLE stable might, 
they were unable to find their warrior (and ex-Duelmaster) SHROUD OF GLOOM before 
this week's fights.  It's a proud day for the RAISING R'LYEH stable, as their 
warrior, BLADERUNNER, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators 
surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     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?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch RAISING R'LYEH's act in the 
arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from BLACK CONVENTICLE.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLADERUNNER 5376             14   7  2   105       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHROUD OF GLOOM 5362         22   8  1   118       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 ENDLESS WATCH 5377           14   9  2   100       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 FEAR OF THE DARK 5375        12   9  0    95       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404        9   3  2    63       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 VARGOI 5400                   9   5  0    60       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARALAI 5405                  8   5  0    53       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 BILGE RAT 5334                6   2  0    50       SEA DOGS (569)
 COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383         10   7  3    40       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARANH 5384                   7  12  0    33       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-HER BLACK WINGS 5410          6   4  0    29       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414         5   5  1    29       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-WELL OF SOULS 5425            2   0  1    25       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)
 KALMBARGH 5415                4   6  0    24       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EVILSIZOR 5424                2   1  0    13       BLACK CONVENTICLE (465)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CAPTURED ORC            0  0 0                      VOICES IN MY HEA 5404 481  NONE
M. CHARDINEE            0  0 0                      BLADERUNNER 5376      481  NONE
DARK RIVER 4117        20 14 1 BLACK CONVENTICL 465 ENDLESS WATCH 5377    478  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fear of the Dark -- Ah, makes it hard in winter, doesn't it? -- Vargoi
P.S.  You got the win, but I got all the skills.  We're saving the fight until we
hear whether Reaper's gotten a reprint, though.

Voices in My Head -- Always.  Talk, talk, talk, nothing but voices.  I'd rather have
ringing in my ears. -- Tialvai Graywind

Bilge Rat -- You rat! -- Garanh
P.S.  Good fight, though.
P.P.S.  If you like that kind of thing.

Evilsizor -- Ah, depending on the gods for protection never works.  Never. -- Saralai
P.S.  I don't as Shierah for protection, and she doesn't give it to me, so we're even
on that one.

Well of Souls -- An intriguing concept.  Not sure I'd want to get "up close and
personal" with it, though. -- Kalmbargh

Shroud of Gloom -- Yeah.  I thought it was Seasonal Affective Disorder. -- Vargoi

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

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLADERUNNER butchered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ENDLESS WATCH vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven battle.
FEAR OF THE DARK demolished VARGOI in a 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
VOICES IN MY HEAD butchered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
COLOROUTOFSPACE was devastated by SARALAI in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BILGE RAT overpowered GARANH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
TIALVAI GRAYWIND handily defeated OSKI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KALMBARGH vanquished OSKI NOBLE 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  22 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  22 -  4      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  2      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 481 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BLADERUNNER 5376           14   7  2  105 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
BASHING ATTACK   VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404      9   3  2   63 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
SLASHING ATTACK  VARGOI 5400                 9   5  0   60 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
WALL OF STEEL    SARALAI 5405                8   5  0   53 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
LUNGING ATTACK   BILGE RAT 5334              6   2  0   50 SEA DOGS (569)
AIMED BLOW       COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383       10   7  3   40 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
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 BILGE RAT 5334.  The ten other most popular fighters were ENDLESS WATCH 
5377, FEAR OF THE DARK 5375, VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404, SARALAI 5405, KALMBARGH 5415, 
BLADERUNNER 5376, COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383, TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414, VARGOI 5400, and 
GARANH 5384.

The least popular fighter this week was GARANH 5384.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VARGOI 5400, TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414, COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383, BLADERUNNER 
5376, KALMBARGH 5415, SARALAI 5405, VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404, FEAR OF THE DARK 5375, 
ENDLESS WATCH 5377, and BILGE RAT 5334.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ENDLESS WATCH (51-5377) RAISING R'LYEH (573)