DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/02/2009    Duedate: 01/15/2009

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-502

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GARANH
DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5384) [18-22-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GARANH                         POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            
(51-5384) [18-22-0,93]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VARGOI                         VARGOI
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5400) [18-17-0,75]         (51-5400) [18-17-0,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (569)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (569)              69
2. DARK HORSEMEN (433)        -11      RAISING R'LYEH (573)
3. RAISING R'LYEH (573)       -72      Unchartered Team

                                       LUCKTIME (409)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 RAISING R'LYEH (573)     106  73 14 59.2   1/ 3 SEA DOGS (569)            7  5 0
 2/ 2 SEA DOGS (569)            43  36  2 54.4   2/ 1 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      7  7 0
 3/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      680 767 22 47.0   3/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       7  8 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 613): WAYWARD SON of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 495): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 621): BUD GREEN of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 616): SHY GUY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): DEADLY DUO of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 617): LORD T. JEEBUS of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): REESE SILEEN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 603): HOFFA of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 602): GAMMA of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 574): MARY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 566): POULAN of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 254): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 550): DIPSY DIXIE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 501): COLOROUTOFSPACE of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 241): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 229): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 451): MASTIFF of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 205): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 465): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 613): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 495): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 621): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 616): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 617): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 603): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 602): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 574): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 566): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 254): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 550): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 501): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 241): UNDESIRABLE'S (Silky, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 229): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 451): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 205): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 495) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 613): RECESS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 494): HAROLUE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 617): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 617): PENSACOLITA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 603): HOFFA of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 602): VORG of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
                           STAY GOLD of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 601): FOORMAN of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 566): POULAN of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
                              CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 501): COLOROUTOFSPACE of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, 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 RAISING R'LYEH, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the SEA DOGS stable.  Unlike most arenas, 
COLOROUTOFSPACE managed to get his challenge off against the 0-0-0 ARENAMASTER RAHJ.  
The crowds were amazed this turn, as ARENAMASTER RAHJ killed the Duelmaster, 
COLOROUTOFSPACE, leaving RAISING R'LYEH in mourning.  This incredible death has 
allowed, I might add, GARANH from DARK HORSEMEN to ascend to the throne of 
Duelmaster, and I hear DARK ARENA is not happy.  Advice to bashers--never force 
anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that DARK HORSEMEN was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of DARK HORSEMEN's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  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 DARK 
HORSEMEN.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of GARANH, who was this week's 
most challenged warrior.  UP FROM THE SEA of RAISING R'LYEH had better have a good 
reason for challenging down 12 points in a challenge which she lost.  I thought UP 
FROM THE SEA showed great skill and promise when she was overcame by GARANH.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Yesterday I talked to the DARK 
HORSEMEN's manager and COLOROUTOFSPACE, slayer of TIALVAI GRAYWIND.  The manager:  'I 
think I can, I think I can'.  COLOROUTOFSPACE:  'I already did'.  Remember:  
alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what 
happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in TRICORUS have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARANH 5384                  18  22  0    93       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARGO 5335                    9   6  0    84       SEA DOGS (569)
 VARGOI 5400                  18  17  0    75       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 UP FROM THE SEA 5431         10   4  0    69       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HASARCH 5444                  7   6  1    59       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARNACLE 5451                 8   3  0    54       SEA DOGS (569)
 NYARLATHOTEP 5452             5   2  0    42       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 SHOGGOTH 5455                 5   1  1    35       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRUNKEN SAILOR 5453           4   5  0    31       SEA DOGS (569)
-GOB 5436                      3   5  0    30       SEA DOGS (569)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRESS GANG GUY 5466           1   0  0    20       SEA DOGS (569)
 BAROCHDAL 5456                4   5  1    18       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 KARRANVAI 5463                2   1  0     9       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383   19 14 5 RAISING R'LYEH 573   ARENAMASTER RAHJ      502  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Coloroutofspace -- Well, I *survived* that fight, which is more than some of my
teammates can say, so I guess it was a good one.  And I see that you *are*
graduating, too, so you only have one more chance to kill a Dark Horseman, I suppose
me or Garanh.  It would be okay for you to refrain from killing either of us. --
Vargoi

Up from the Sea -- So it seems that Vargoi and I get to trade off who we fight.  How
thrilling.  How embarrassing.  I will admit that I wish Jorja would give a little
more thought to management.  Who knows what benefits a strategy change might bring?
-- Garanh
P.S.  Remember, if you kill one of us, that's one less skilled teacher of skills.

Cargo -- If I start a Cargo Cult, will you teach me more skills? -- Hasarch
P.S.  Actually, that sounds intriguing.  Maybe I should get some advice from the Cult
Member on starting cults.  There could be a little profit and prophet both in it.

Drunken Sailor -- Ah, did they catch you when your wits were fuddled and force you to
sign on to gladiate without a real explanation?  Managers are so sly, I can easily
imagine that.  And that you choose to remain drunk during the fights because the
experience is so unpleasant.  I've certainly been tempted that way myself, and I
don't even like beer! -- Barochdal the Sober

The Persistent Beggar is easy, him having only one leg and all.  I admit he got in a
nasty crack or two with his crutch, but I've been hurt worse by a horse kicking.  If
this is the worst I'm to face, it won't be too bad. -- Karranvai
P.S.  Of course, there *will* be worse, won't there?

Coloroutofspace -- Our heartfelt congratulations.  Go go go! -- Jorja and the Dark
Horsemen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COLOROUTOFSPACE was butchered by ARENAMASTER RAHJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
UP FROM THE SEA was devastated by GARANH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
NYARLATHOTEP was viciously subdued by HASARCH in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
SHOGGOTH vanquished BAROCHDAL in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
VARGOI was luckily beaten by CARGO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's fight.
BARNACLE vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
KARRANVAI was devastated by DRUNKEN SAILOR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
PRESS GANG GUY vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   5 -  1      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  16 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  15 -  2      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 502 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CARGO 5335                  9   6  0   84 SEA DOGS (569)
SLASHING ATTACK  VARGOI 5400                18  17  0   75 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
AIMED BLOW       UP FROM THE SEA 5431       10   4  0   69 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
BASHING ATTACK   HASARCH 5444                7   6  1   59 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
PARRY-LUNGE      BARNACLE 5451               8   3  0   54 SEA DOGS (569)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NYARLATHOTEP 5452           5   2  0   42 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VARGOI 5400.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
VARGOI 5400.  The ten other most popular fighters were HASARCH 5444, BAROCHDAL 5456, 
CARGO 5335, BARNACLE 5451, GARANH 5384, DRUNKEN SAILOR 5453, PRESS GANG GUY 5466, 
NYARLATHOTEP 5452, SHOGGOTH 5455, and UP FROM THE SEA 5431.

The least popular fighter this week was KARRANVAI 5463.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were UP FROM THE SEA 5431, SHOGGOTH 5455, NYARLATHOTEP 5452, PRESS GANG GUY 
5466, DRUNKEN SAILOR 5453, GARANH 5384, BARNACLE 5451, CARGO 5335, BAROCHDAL 5456, 
and HASARCH 5444.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

COLOROUTOFSPACE (51-5383) RAISING R'LYEH (573)