DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/09/2010    Duedate: 04/22/2010

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CARGO
SEA DOGS (569)
(51-5335) [24-23-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CARGO                          HOW
SEA DOGS (569)                 QUESTIONS (580)
(51-5335) [24-23-0,123]        (51-5507) [5-0-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TERESAI                        SHALAITHA
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5472) [16-13-0,116]        (51-5473) [15-14-1,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

QUESTIONS (580)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. QUESTIONS (580)             25
2. SEA DOGS (569)              21      FRUITS (548)
3. FRUITS (548)                13      Unchartered Team
4. RAISING R'LYEH (573)         0
5. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         -5      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)           21   4  1 84.0   1/ 1*QUESTIONS (580)          12  3 1
 2/ 2 FRUITS (548)              62  36  2 63.3   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)      5  1 0
 4/ 5 SEA DOGS (569)            99 108  6 47.8   4/ 5 SEA DOGS (569)            2  6 0
 5/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      762 838 24 47.6   5/ 4 FRUITS (548)              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 646): BLACK of FULL SPECTRUM (Jester, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 528): GROND of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 652): FURIOUS GORGE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 623): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 647): PENDRU ROST of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 642): EVE AND EMMA of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 650): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 635): HAGAR BLUETOOTH of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 636): SHADERUNNER of GHOST RIDERS II (Bladerunner, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 635): GRANDADDY SMURF of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 271): MANN SLAUGHTER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 583): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 534): SHOGGOTH of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 255): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 480): JERANS LA'ROC of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 222): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 528): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 646): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 528): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 652): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 623): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 647): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 642): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 650): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 565): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 636): OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 635): FIZBANS FOLLIES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 271): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 583): I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (?, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 534): QUESTIONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 255): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 480): DETHKLOT (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 222): LHC (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 528) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 528): BRANDY PINKERTON of PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 651): KOVARAMANN VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 650): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
               (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 636): ADAM of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 635): ZELANA of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 634): VOLLEYBALL of SPORTS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 583): BIG DISAPPOINTMENT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 534): SHOGGOTH of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      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.  What's with DRUNKEN 
SAILOR?  He actually beat DARK HORSEMEN's MAHAGHAL, and walked away with 14 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at QUESTIONS.  WHEN lost 11 points to 
GRAPEFRUIT.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe WHEN will provide more easy wins... 
What a role model for TRICORUS' young 'uns!  SHOGGOTH becomes Duelmaster, but don't 
bother to fight no more!  I'm sure TRICORUS is excited about CARGO, the new 
Duelmaster from SEA DOGS.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  
Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is 
looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being the most challenged warrior, WHEN!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come 
back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     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.  
Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARGO 5335                   24  23  0   123       SEA DOGS (569)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERESAI 5472                 16  13  0   116       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 SHALAITHA 5473               15  14  1    98       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-OF SEA AND WIND 5469         10   3  0    95       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 DRUNKEN SAILOR 5453          19  23  1    92       SEA DOGS (569)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAROCHDAL 5456               15  27  1    90       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-NYARLATHOTEP 5452            15   9  0    89       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 SAARVEGHAL 5496              11   4  0    79       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 MAHAGHAL 5475                16  10  1    68       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOW 5507                      5   0  0    47       QUESTIONS (580)
-EVERYONE BURNS 5470           7   3  1    46       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 WHAT 5509                     5   0  0    45       QUESTIONS (580)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518        2   0  0    31       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 GRAPEFRUIT 5343               2   4  0    28       FRUITS (548)
 WHY 5511                      4   1  0    27       QUESTIONS (580)
 WHO 5508                      4   1  0    24       QUESTIONS (580)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHEN 5510                     3   2  1    15       QUESTIONS (580)
-SKIPPER 5502                  1   0  0     9       SEA DOGS (569)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

What -- kind of monster are you?
What -- is my manager expecting from me?
What -- do I do next?
-- Grapefruit

4 Turns, 4 Questions, Only 1 Answer.  Sour doesn't begin to describe me. --
Grapefruit

Reaper -- Thanks so much (for the ads and DM Column).  It really does add a lot to
our little arena.  I'm here for the long term (well, until Grapefruit dies or
graduates); this fruit won't sour me.  He represents one of the tougher goals I have
in Duel2, graduating a basher with his characteristics, odd though they might be.
Looks like you take back top team very soon.  I'd hoped to hold it for awhile, but
knew the reality that it was only for a time. -- Assur

All Hail, Shoggoth, Lord Protector. -- Assur (congrats)

Shoggoth -- I fear that my best tourney days are behind me.  I may prepare myself for
the Freshman some day, but I have no illusions of grandeur. -- Cargo

Of Sea and Wind -- You must realize by now that all of us are, mmm, not at our best
at sea.  We're horse nomads. -- Shalaitha
P.S.  And the idea of even TRYING to get us to sea makes us really angry.

You know why the Kung-Fu Master comes out with empty hands, don't you?  He likes to
grope his opponents.  But I showed him what would happen to any unauthorized hand he
put on ME. -- Teresai

Yeah, Teresai really got him stirred up. -- Saarveghal

The Khalhums Dwarf was okay, though. -- Barochdal
P.S.  We don't ask much of the standbys, just that they lose.

Drunken Sailor -- Sometimes being drunk does NOT help. -- Mahaghal

Grapefruit -- Bummer.  I hear our colleagues down in Bonsur are making a good thing
with their own, ah, beverage-making. -- the Dark Horsemen
P.S.  They seem to center it on cranberries, when they can get the things, but
apparently any fruit is fair game.

Our congratulations to Shoggoth. -- Jorja and the Dark Horsemen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRAPEFRUIT bested WHEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
SHALAITHA was luckily beaten by CARGO in a popular 3 minute veteran's Title melee.
TERESAI devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
MAHAGHAL was demolished by DRUNKEN SAILOR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BAROCHDAL won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
SAARVEGHAL beat CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
HOW handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
WHAT vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WHO won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 6 minute novice's fight.
WHY overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   6 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   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 535 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CARGO 5335                 24  23  0  123 SEA DOGS (569)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TERESAI 5472               16  13  0  116 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHALAITHA 5473             15  14  1   98 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
AIMED BLOW       SAARVEGHAL 5496            11   4  0   79 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAHAGHAL 5475              16  10  1   68 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOW 5507                    5   0  0   47 QUESTIONS (580)
BASHING ATTACK   WHAT 5509                   5   0  0   45 QUESTIONS (580)
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 SHALAITHA 5473.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRAPEFRUIT 5343, 
BAROCHDAL 5456, HOW 5507, CARGO 5335, TERESAI 5472, SAARVEGHAL 5496, DRUNKEN SAILOR 
5453, WHAT 5509, WHY 5511, and WHEN 5510.

The least popular fighter this week was WHO 5508.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MAHAGHAL 5475, WHEN 5510, WHY 5511, WHAT 5509, DRUNKEN SAILOR 5453, 
SAARVEGHAL 5496, TERESAI 5472, CARGO 5335, HOW 5507, and BAROCHDAL 5456.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SHALAITHA (51-5473) DARK HORSEMEN (433)

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

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