DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/23/2008    Duedate: 06/05/2008

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-487

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FEAR OF THE DARK
RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5375) [12-11-0,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FEAR OF THE DARK               POSITION IS EMPTY
RAISING R'LYEH (573)           
(51-5375) [12-11-0,88]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FEAR OF THE DARK               FEAR OF THE DARK
RAISING R'LYEH (573)           RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5375) [12-11-0,88]         (51-5375) [12-11-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         22
2. SEA DOGS (569)               8      RAISING R'LYEH (573)
3. RAISING R'LYEH (573)         4      Unchartered Team
4. AMAZON ELITE (536)           0
                                       PIECES OF EIGHT (219)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      73  51  9 58.9   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       8  7 0
 2/ 1 SEA DOGS (569)            12   9  0 57.1   2/ 3 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      5  4 0
 3- 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)       163 136 12 54.5   3/ 2 SEA DOGS (569)            3  7 0
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      641 732 20 46.7   4- 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)        1  2 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 597): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 479): KEY LIME of SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 605): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 601): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 600): TIFFINAL of WIZARDS'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 604): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 601): ERASMUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 596): DIO of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 587): MIDNIGHT of WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 586): GRIFTER of BAD BEAT (Osage, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 560): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 550): CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 537): WINKY DINK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 486): 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 435): RUSSIAN BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): HOCKEY of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 479): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 597): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 479): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 605): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 601): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 600): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 604): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 601): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 596): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 587): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 586): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 560): MINDSOVERMATTER (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 550): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 537): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 486): 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 435): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 479) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 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.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GOLDENBEARD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 537): WINKY DINK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TRICORUS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see UP FROM THE SEA win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
GARANH beat COLOROUTOFSPACE and COLOROUTOFSPACE lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, BILGE RAT has lost the 
Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, 
in with the new, as FEAR OF THE DARK takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the 
old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Blue Dolphin Inn, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From TRICORUS' trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  DARK HORSEMEN was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like RAISING R'LYEH avoided them the most 
this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  CARGO was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEAR OF THE DARK 5375        12  11  0    88       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404       12   4  2    83       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 BLADERUNNER 5376             16   9  2    80       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARANH 5384                  11  14  0    66       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-PHAEDRA 5380                  7   7  1    65       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 VARGOI 5400                  11   9  0    61       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARALAI 5405                 12   7  0    52       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414         9   7  1    50       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383         12   9  3    48       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALMBARGH 5415                7   9  0    31       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 UP FROM THE SEA 5431          2   0  0    31       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 CARGO 5335                    1   1  0    28       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)
-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?
MAN OVERBOARD 5432      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 569         CHARLIE STONETRO      487  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 3 5434    0  1 0 SEA DOGS 569         ADELA RIAN            487  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD2 5433     0  1 0 SEA DOGS 569         WATER GOLEM           487  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Vargoi -- Miss me? -- Bladerunner
P.S.  Overheard at the Blue Dolphin:
BR:  The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs
trying to turn itself over but it can't.  Not without your help.  But you're not
helping.
Vargoi:  WHAT DO YOU MEAN, I'M NOT HELPING?
BR:  I mean you're not helping!  Why is that, Vargoi?

Bilge Rat -- Close no? -- Fear of the Dark
P.S.  One-Armed Bandit must like that learn rate.... -- Reaper

Tialvai Graywind -- Now I know you missed me. -- ColorOutOfSpace
P.S.  Well fought and a bucket of skills for you....

Garanh -- Ahh the Kidney...brings a tear to your eye doesn't it? -- Voices In My Head
P.S.  Tell Jorja Reaper says hello...though she may not be talking to me now.

Coloroutofspace -- I'm not a colory, well, not entirely, but I'm surely out of space.
That's why I bought a house.  The thought of all those rooms is inspiring. -- Tialvai
Graywind

Bladerunner -- Surely your mother told you never to run with blades?  She didn't mean
JUST scissors, you know. -- Vargoi

Voices in My Head -- Hey, who hasn't got 'em? -- Garanh

Hmm, I think maybe the Ambitious Guard has no voices in his head.  Or they would have
said things like, "Never call on the gods for help, because they're like bankers and
don't give it to anyone who needs it." -- Saralai

The Cult Member is pathetic, but then, we knew that. -- Kalmbargh

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by CHARLIE STONETROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD2 was butchered by WATER GOLEM in a monotonous 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
MAN OVERBOARD 3 was murdered by ADELA RIAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
VOICES IN MY HEAD vanquished VARGOI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
UP FROM THE SEA overpowered CARGO in a 3 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fight.
FEAR OF THE DARK was unbelievably bested by KHALUHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute Title duel.
BLADERUNNER was bested by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute veteran's competition.
COLOROUTOFSPACE was vanquished by GARANH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SARALAI won victory over THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute fight.
KALMBARGH lost to CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice upset duel.
TIALVAI GRAYWIND overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  21 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 487 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FEAR OF THE DARK 5375      12  11  0   88 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
BASHING ATTACK   VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404     12   4  2   83 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
SLASHING ATTACK  VARGOI 5400                11   9  0   61 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
WALL OF STEEL    SARALAI 5405               12   7  0   52 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
AIMED BLOW       COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383       12   9  3   48 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
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 UP 
FROM THE SEA 5431, SARALAI 5405, BLADERUNNER 5376, TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414, VOICES IN 
MY HEAD 5404, GARANH 5384, MAN OVERBOARD 5432, MAN OVERBOARD 3 5434, VARGOI 5400, and 
CARGO 5335.

The least popular fighter this week was MAN OVERBOARD2 5433.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KALMBARGH 5415, COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383, CARGO 5335, VARGOI 5400, 
MAN OVERBOARD 3 5434, MAN OVERBOARD 5432, GARANH 5384, VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404, 
TIALVAI GRAYWIND 5414, and BLADERUNNER 5376.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JACK DANIELS 3084 (103-89-3)           3  3  0         WHY I DRINK          

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SANDY 2707 (82-42-2)                   8  3  0         WHY I DRINK          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GURGLEHOOTCH 4039 (5-5-0)              0  2  0  DEAD   GRANDMASTER ACADEMY  

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARK DEATH 2482 (2-2-0)                3  3  0         DRAGYN KNYTES        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
METROPOLITAN 5371 (0-0-0)              8  3  0         BARHOPPERS           
TEELA BROWN 5426 (0-0-0)               5  3  0         DIASPORA             

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VINCENZO 5031 (17-11-0)                1  3  0         BOY O'S              

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BENDER 5430 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         DIASPORA             
JAYNE COBB 5429 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         DIASPORA             
LOUIS UW 5427 (0-0-0)                  0  3  0         DIASPORA             
ZOE WASHBURNE 5428 (0-0-0)             0  3  0         DIASPORA