DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/26/2010    Duedate: 04/08/2010

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-534

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHOGGOTH
RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5455) [18-3-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CARGO                          HOW
SEA DOGS (569)                 QUESTIONS (580)
(51-5335) [23-23-0,116]        (51-5507) [4-0-0,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TERESAI                        TERESAI
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5472) [15-13-0,110]        (51-5472) [15-13-0,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

QUESTIONS (580)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         31
2. QUESTIONS (580)             24      FRUITS (548)
3. SEA DOGS (569)              10      Unchartered Team
4. FRUITS (548)                 2
5. RAISING R'LYEH (573)         1      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)           17   3  1 85.0   1/ 1*QUESTIONS (580)          12  3 1
 2/ 2 FRUITS (548)              61  36  2 62.9   2/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      11  4 0
 3/ 3 RAISING R'LYEH (573)     155  92 15 62.8   3/ 3 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      7  1 0
 4/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      759 836 24 47.6   4/ 4 FRUITS (548)              1  2 0
 5/ 4 SEA DOGS (569)            97 108  6 47.3   5/ 5 SEA DOGS (569)            0  9 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 645): IOSIO of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 527): GROND of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 651): FURIOUS GORGE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 622): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 646): PEDRU ROST of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 641): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 649): LITTLE VENUS of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 634): PHLEGM of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 635): ZELANA of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 634): VOLLEYBALL of SPORTS (Assurnasirbanipal, 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 583): BIG DISAPPOINTMENT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 533): 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 479): JERANS LA'ROC of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 221): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 527): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 645): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 527): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 651): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 622): TL;DR (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 646): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 641): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 649): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 364): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 635): OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 634): 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 582): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 533): 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 479): DETHKLOT (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 221): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 527) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 526): GULBY of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 651): KOVARAMANN VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 649): LITTLE VENUS of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 634): PHLEGM of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
                           CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 635): ZELANA of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 634): VOLLEYBALL of SPORTS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
               (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 583): BIG DISAPPOINTMENT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (turn 581): STONECRUSHER II of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I am the world that hides
The universal secret of all time
Destruction of the empty spaces
Is my one and only crime
I've lived a thousand times
I found out what it means to be believed
The thoughts and images
The unborn child that never was conceived

It is difficult to resist the urge to summon unfathomable cruelties and direct them
towards select emissaries of humanity.

Shoggoth

That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in TRICORUS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Some people say I ramble 
too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well DARK 
HORSEMEN moved up 0, to 2nd.  What's with MAHAGHAL?  He actually beat SEA DOGS' 
DRUNKEN SAILOR, and walked away with 19 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at 
DARK HORSEMEN.  SAARVEGHAL lost 15 points to KUNG FU MASTER.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe SAARVEGHAL will provide more easy wins...  See how the Duelmaster 
challenged SEA DOGS' CARGO?  That sort of initiative is how he got where he is now.  
Try as he might, CARGO wasn't good enough at persuading SHOGGOTH to step down from 
the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on? 
I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  TRICORUS thinks SEA DOGS 
and their 97-108-6 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at RAISING R'LYEH ain't reelin'!  SEA DOGS' 
mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, CARGO!  Don't 
make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  WHAT didn't quite know what to 
make of a challenge it received from GRAPEFRUIT of FRUITS, who is 18 points below it. 
GRAPEFRUIT perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he lost to WHAT and ended up with 
15 recognition points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of 
fights that OF SEA AND WIND gets in.  He fights people like SHALAITHA, 10 points 
below.  I thought OF SEA AND WIND showed great skill and promise when he was subdued 
by SHALAITHA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of TRICORUS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
TRICORUS is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't 
want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOGGOTH 5455                18   3  1   115       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARGO 5335                   23  23  0   116       SEA DOGS (569)
 TERESAI 5472                 15  13  0   110       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 SHALAITHA 5473               15  13  1   107       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 OF SEA AND WIND 5469         10   3  0    95       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NYARLATHOTEP 5452            15   9  0    89       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 BAROCHDAL 5456               14  27  1    87       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRUNKEN SAILOR 5453          18  23  1    78       SEA DOGS (569)
 MAHAGHAL 5475                16   9  1    78       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 SAARVEGHAL 5496              10   4  0    74       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EVERYONE BURNS 5470           7   3  1    46       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 HOW 5507                      4   0  0    36       QUESTIONS (580)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAT 5509                     4   0  0    33       QUESTIONS (580)
 MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518        2   0  0    31       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 WHEN 5510                     3   1  1    26       QUESTIONS (580)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHY 5511                      3   1  0    20       QUESTIONS (580)
 WHO 5508                      3   1  0    18       QUESTIONS (580)
 GRAPEFRUIT 5343               1   4  0    15       FRUITS (548)
-SKIPPER 5502                  1   0  0     9       SEA DOGS (569)
-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?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      WHEN 5510             534  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 5520      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 569         TRIER SAILOR          534  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

How -- Could my manager do that to me?!? -- Grapefruit

Dark Horseman -- That would be a big mistake, trying to squeeze me for your own
drinking benefit.  I would bite back in more ways than one. -- Grapefruit

Assur -- Shoggoth are not big talkers in general. -- Reaper
P.S.  Sorry things get busy here... it is good to have an additional team in 51...

Who -- The joy of smashing your skull like a melon... over and over until all but a
bloody lump of verbose fur remains... -- Mountain of Steel
P.S.  Thanks for the skills

Cargo -- Is it true you are being timed for tourney greatness? -- Shoggoth

Shalaitha -- Khalhums Dwarf rules... do not mess with him... I have only seen pain
come from that... -- Reaper

Drunken Sailor -- That's what you get for drinking grapefruit wine! -- Teresai

Of Sea and Wind -- Ugh, the Sea Dogs can deal with you.  I'm a landsman. -- Barochdal

If that's a Veteran Mercenary, I have to ask, veteran of what? -- Saarveghal

The Convicted Assassin's a wimp, but we knew that. -- Shalaitha

The Captured Orc isn't tough, but he's fun. -- Mahaghal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by TRIER SAILOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SHOGGOTH viciously subdued CARGO in a dull 22 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
OF SEA AND WIND was defeated by SHALAITHA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
MOUNTAIN OF STEEL bested WHY in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
GRAPEFRUIT was subdued by WHAT in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
TERESAI vanquished KUNG FU MASTER in a exciting 3 minute bloody mismatched fight.
SAARVEGHAL was overcome by KUNG FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute fight.
BAROCHDAL viciously subdued KHALUHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome expert's duel.
DRUNKEN SAILOR was overpowered by MAHAGHAL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HOW overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
WHO overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a tiresome 4 minute one-sided fight.
WHEN butchered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 534 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 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SHOGGOTH 5455              18   3  1  115 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TERESAI 5472               15  13  0  110 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHALAITHA 5473             15  13  1  107 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
STRIKING ATTACK  OF SEA AND WIND 5469       10   3  0   95 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAHAGHAL 5475              16   9  1   78 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
AIMED BLOW       SAARVEGHAL 5496            10   4  0   74 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 TERESAI 5472.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRAPEFRUIT 5343, 
BAROCHDAL 5456, HOW 5507, OF SEA AND WIND 5469, SHALAITHA 5473, MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 
5518, WHAT 5509, MAHAGHAL 5475, WHY 5511, and SAARVEGHAL 5496.

The least popular fighter this week was CARGO 5335.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHOGGOTH 5455, WHO 5508, DRUNKEN SAILOR 5453, MAN OVERBOARD 5520, WHEN 
5510, SAARVEGHAL 5496, WHY 5511, MAHAGHAL 5475, WHAT 5509, and MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 
5518.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SHOGGOTH (51-5455) RAISING R'LYEH (573)