DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/09/2008    Duedate: 05/22/2008

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-486

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BILGE RAT
SEA DOGS (569)
(51-5334) [11-2-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BILGE RAT                      POSITION IS EMPTY
SEA DOGS (569)                 
(51-5334) [11-2-0,113]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FEAR OF THE DARK               FEAR OF THE DARK
RAISING R'LYEH (573)           RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5375) [12-10-0,96]         (51-5375) [12-10-0,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (569)              49
2. RAISING R'LYEH (573)        33      SEA DOGS (569)
3. AMAZON ELITE (536)           0      Unchartered Team
4. DARK HORSEMEN (433)        -17
                                       PIECES OF EIGHT (219)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEA DOGS (569)            12   5  0 70.6   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      71  48  9 59.7   2/ 3 SEA DOGS (569)            4  3 0
 3- 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)       163 136 12 54.5   3/ 4 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      3  1 0
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      638 730 20 46.6   4- 2 AMAZON ELITE (536)        3  5 1

    '*'   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 596): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 478): SAROVOND of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 604): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 600): LEONIDAS of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 599): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 603): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): ERASMUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 595): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 586): MICHAEL JORDAN of CAROLINA BLUE (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GOLDENBEARD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 559): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 549): CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 536): WINKY DINK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 485): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 233): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 221): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 434): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): HOCKEY of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 478): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 596): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 478): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 604): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 600): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 599): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 603): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): BONSUR BABES ROCK (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 595): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 586): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 559): MIDDLE WAY 13 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 549): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 536): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 485): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 233): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 221): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 534): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 478) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 595): SOUTLANCHOR of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 598): ORVERD QUILL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 603): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): DIGGER WASP of FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 595): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 584): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GOLDENBEARD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
               (turn 584): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail TRICORUS!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  The RAISING R'LYEH guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in 
the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, CARGO 
fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 27 points and contributed to SEA DOGS' 2-3-0.  
TIALVAI GRAYWIND has lost to COLOROUTOFSPACE, falling 11 points, while helping make 
DARK HORSEMEN a 2-3-0 turn.  Well done, TRICORUS, the Duelmaster was this turn's most 
challenged warrior.  Perhaps BILGE RAT is not as thrilled, being challenged 2 times.  
FEAR OF THE DARK challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone 
SEA DOGS' warrior.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and BILGE 
RAT remains TRICORUS' top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Blue Dolphin Inn?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the DARK HORSEMEN stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on TRICORUS, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding DARK HORSEMEN more than any other team we find RAISING R'LYEH.  TRICORUS, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     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.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILGE RAT 5334               11   2  0   113       SEA DOGS (569)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEAR OF THE DARK 5375        12  10  0    96       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLADERUNNER 5376             16   8  2    89       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404       11   4  2    72       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 VARGOI 5400                  11   8  0    68       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PHAEDRA 5380                  7   7  1    65       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383         12   8  3    59       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARANH 5384                  10  14  0    50       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 SARALAI 5405                 11   7  0    47       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414         8   7  1    38       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 KALMBARGH 5415                7   8  0    35       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARGO 5335                    1   0  0    27       SEA DOGS (569)
-RYOKO 5382                    2   2  0    25       AMAZON ELITE (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OLYMPIA 5357                  5   5  1    21       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-QAMRA 5381                    3   6  0    16       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-UP FROM THE SEA 5431          1   0  0    10       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-SHANTRESS 5423                1   2  1     6       AMAZON ELITE (536)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOOTY 5332              0  1 0 SEA DOGS 569         THREE-HORN TROLL      486  NONE
LANDLUBBER 5336         0  1 0 SEA DOGS 569         TRICORAN LOYALIS      486  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 5333      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 569         ADELA RIAN            486  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bilge Rat -- (wearily) (it's been a long week)  You rat. -- Vargoi

Phaedra -- Well, that was fairly embarrassing. -- Saralai

Captured Orc.  (sigh) -- Tialvai Graywind

Yeah, what she said. -- Garanh

Qamra -- You seem to be missing a letter. -- Kalmbargh

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOOTY was butchered by THREE-HORN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LANDLUBBER was butchered by TRICORAN LOYALIST in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MAN OVERBOARD was murdered by ADELA RIAN in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
FEAR OF THE DARK lost to BILGE RAT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge Title brawl.
COLOROUTOFSPACE overpowered TIALVAI GRAYWIND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BLADERUNNER devastated VARGOI in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
VOICES IN MY HEAD overpowered GARANH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SARALAI bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute gruesome competition.
KALMBARGH won victory over CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute duel.
CARGO outwaited EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 7 minute veteran vs. beginner duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  12 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  2      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  22 -  2      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 486 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BILGE RAT 5334             11   2  0  113 SEA DOGS (569)
STRIKING ATTACK  FEAR OF THE DARK 5375      12  10  0   96 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
BASHING ATTACK   VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404     11   4  2   72 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
SLASHING ATTACK  VARGOI 5400                11   8  0   68 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
AIMED BLOW       COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383       12   8  3   59 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
WALL OF STEEL    SARALAI 5405               11   7  0   47 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FEAR OF THE DARK 5375.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was FEAR OF THE DARK 5375.  The ten other most popular fighters were BILGE 
RAT 5334, SARALAI 5405, COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383, LANDLUBBER 5336, BLADERUNNER 5376, 
VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404, KALMBARGH 5415, BOOTY 5332, TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414, and VARGOI 
5400.

The least popular fighter this week was MAN OVERBOARD 5333.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CARGO 5335, GARANH 5384, VARGOI 5400, TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414, 
BOOTY 5332, KALMBARGH 5415, VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404, BLADERUNNER 5376, LANDLUBBER 
5336, and COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383.