DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/12/2010    Duedate: 03/25/2010

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-533

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHOGGOTH
RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5455) [17-3-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CARGO                          WHAT
SEA DOGS (569)                 QUESTIONS (580)
(51-5335) [23-22-0,115]        (51-5509) [3-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TERESAI                        SAARVEGHAL
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5472) [14-13-0,105]        (51-5496) [10-3-0,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

QUESTIONS (580)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RAISING R'LYEH (573)        30
2. QUESTIONS (580)             20      FRUITS (548)
3. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         20      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (569)               7
5. SERPENTS HOLD (581)          0      QUESTIONS (580)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*QUESTIONS (580)           13   2  0 86.7   1/ 1*QUESTIONS (580)          13  2 0
 2/ 2 FRUITS (548)              61  35  2 63.5   2/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 RAISING R'LYEH (573)     153  91 15 62.7   3/ 3 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      8  1 0
 4/ 4 SEA DOGS (569)            97 105  6 48.0   4/ 5 FRUITS (548)              1  2 0
 5/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      755 835 24 47.5   5/ 4 SEA DOGS (569)            1  8 0
 6- 6*SERPENTS HOLD (581)        0   1  0  0.0   6- 6*SERPENTS HOLD (581)       0  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 644): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 526): GROND of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 650): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 621): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 645): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 640): ACOLYTE 1 of GOLDEN DAWN (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 648): LITTLE VENUS of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 633): PHLEGM of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 634): PLANKTON of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 633): FLY FISHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 596): ZAG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 270): MANN SLAUGHTER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 581): BIG DISAPPOINTMENT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 532): SHOGGOTH of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 254): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 245): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 478): SAND STORM of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 221): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 256): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 644): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 526): 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 650): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 621): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 645): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 640): GOLDEN DAWN (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 648): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 633): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 634): GHOST RIDERS TOO (Bladerunner, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 633): FIZBANS FOLLIES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 597): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 270): IDLE ITEMS (Tonezy, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 581): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 532): QUESTIONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 254): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 245): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 478): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 221): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 526) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 526): GULBY of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 525): BUBBA BENDER of PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 633): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 633): FLY FISHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 596): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
                              BERTHA of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 581): STONECRUSHER II of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Advancing in 
the rankings was RAISING R'LYEH who went from last turn's 150-91-15, to this week's 
record of 153-91-15.  Hey everybody, watch out for MOUNTAIN OF STEEL, who flew up 22 
points in the rankings after mashing WHO like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  
And falling like a basher in the top ten was WHO, who dropped 14 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with MOUNTAIN OF STEEL.  Well here's a 
duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  SHOGGOTH made a challenge 
against CARGO this week.  Our battling duelmaster SHOGGOTH has managed to hold the 
title, fending off CARGO's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, SEA 
DOGS.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that SEA DOGS was most avoided 
team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of SEA DOGS' warriors, I'm not 
surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  SEA DOGS + Weapons That go 
Boom = RAISING R'LYEH + Avoid City.  And who is this CARGO you ask, with 115 points 
and a 23-22-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOGGOTH 5455                17   3  1   112       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARGO 5335                   23  22  0   115       SEA DOGS (569)
 OF SEA AND WIND 5469         10   2  0   106       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 TERESAI 5472                 14  13  0   105       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 SHALAITHA 5473               14  13  1    96       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NYARLATHOTEP 5452            15   9  0    89       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 SAARVEGHAL 5496              10   3  0    89       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 DRUNKEN SAILOR 5453          18  22  1    77       SEA DOGS (569)
 BAROCHDAL 5456               13  27  1    76       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAHAGHAL 5475                15   9  1    59       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EVERYONE BURNS 5470           7   3  1    46       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT 5509                     3   0  0    31       QUESTIONS (580)
 HOW 5507                      3   0  0    27       QUESTIONS (580)
 WHY 5511                      3   0  0    26       QUESTIONS (580)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518        1   0  0    22       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 WHEN 5510                     2   1  0    18       QUESTIONS (580)
 GRAPEFRUIT 5343               1   3  0    13       FRUITS (548)
-SKIPPER 5502                  1   0  0     9       SEA DOGS (569)
 WHO 5508                      2   1  0     7       QUESTIONS (580)
-NIGHTBRINGER 5512             0   1  0     1       SERPENTS HOLD (581)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAN OVERBOARD 5519      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 569         ADELA RIAN            533  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

WHEN -- Last I ran a warrior like Grapefruit, it took me 13 FE to get victory #1.
HOW should I strive for victory #2?  WHAT would you do? -- Assurnasirbanipal

Nightbringer -- Be careful of that one.  That particular question has no answer! --
Assur

Shoggoth / Reaper -- Please share something!  Make Tricorus more than an empty shell
of an arena.  If One Armed Bandit can take a few moments from his busy tourney
preparation schedule to write a DM column, surely you can, too! -- Assur

Does this mean I should quit my day job? -- Cargo

     Depends on how well it pays.

Drunken Sailor -- You carry it well, but it must add to your encumbrance enormously.
-- Teresai

Of Sea and Wind -- Ugh!  No, I'll stay on land, thank you very much.  The thought of
the waves... of the movement of a boat on sea in wind....  Ulp. -- Barochdal

The Khalhums Dwarf offered to teach me "all I ever needed to know about stone-
cutting," but I declined.  I have no intention of ever cutting a stone, and so I told
him.  One must be frank about these things, even if it comes off rude, because
otherwise you can't get RID of helpful people. -- Shalaitha

Okay, I shouldn't have laughed at the Dangerous Criminal last time.  I apologize. --
Mahaghal

M. Chardinee was easy.  One hit. -- Saarveghal

Grapefruit -- It is with horrified fascination that we contemplate the kind of wine
that might be made from such "grapes." -- the drinking members of the Dark Horsemen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by ADELA RIAN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SHOGGOTH viciously subdued CARGO in a 27 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
GRAPEFRUIT lost to HOW in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
TERESAI savagely defeated DRUNKEN SAILOR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's fight.
OF SEA AND WIND vanquished BAROCHDAL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SAARVEGHAL savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.
SHALAITHA handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MAHAGHAL vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WHO was vanquished by MOUNTAIN OF STEEL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WHAT overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven match.
WHEN beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's fight.
WHY demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 533 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     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SHOGGOTH 5455              17   3  1  112 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
STRIKING ATTACK  OF SEA AND WIND 5469       10   2  0  106 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TERESAI 5472               14  13  0  105 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHALAITHA 5473             14  13  1   96 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
AIMED BLOW       SAARVEGHAL 5496            10   3  0   89 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAHAGHAL 5475              15   9  1   59 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TERESAI 5472.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SAARVEGHAL 5496.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOW 5507, TERESAI 
5472, WHEN 5510, SHALAITHA 5473, DRUNKEN SAILOR 5453, OF SEA AND WIND 5469, MAHAGHAL 
5475, GRAPEFRUIT 5343, MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518, and WHAT 5509.

The least popular fighter this week was CARGO 5335.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHOGGOTH 5455, WHO 5508, BAROCHDAL 5456, MAN OVERBOARD 5519, WHY 5511, 
WHAT 5509, MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518, GRAPEFRUIT 5343, MAHAGHAL 5475, and OF SEA AND 
WIND 5469.