DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/16/2010    Duedate: 07/29/2010

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAARVEGHAL
DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5496) [18-4-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAARVEGHAL                     HABU
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
(51-5496) [18-4-0,117]         (51-5529) [0-2-0,2]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAROCHDAL                      MAHAGHAL
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5456) [19-30-1,88]         (51-5475) [22-11-1,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         29
2. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)       10      FRUITS (548)
3. FRUITS (548)                 6      Unchartered Team
4. RAISING R'LYEH (573)         0
5. QUESTIONS (580)            -31      SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 FRUITS (548)              68  37  2 64.8   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      12  3 0
 2- 3 RAISING R'LYEH (573)     160  95 15 62.7   2/ 2 QUESTIONS (580)           5 10 0
 3/ 1 QUESTIONS (580)           36  24  1 60.0   3/ 3 FRUITS (548)              3  0 0
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      789 845 24 48.3   4- 4 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      1  1 0
 5/ 5*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)      0   3  0  0.0   5/ 5*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)     0  3 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 653): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 535): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 659): PERFECT DRUG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 630): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 654): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 649): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 257): SUZIE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 642): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 643): STEELEY SHADOW of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 642): ANGEL of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 610): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 274): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 590): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 541): SAARVEGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 258): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 249): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 487): JIMEMMA LOCA of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 225): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 535): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 653): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 535): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 659): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 630): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 654): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 649): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 657): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 642): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 643): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 642): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 610): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 274): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 590): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 541): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 258): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 249): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 487): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 225): STATES (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 535) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 653): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 658): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 653): MOSQUITO of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 641): STOWAWAY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 641): MORBID CRUSADER of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Listen, Nyarlathotep, while *I* am duelmaster, we won't have any of that
"crawling chaos" here.  It reminds me of when my much younger twin brothers were
infants.  Talk about crawling chaos!  It was enough to last me a lifetime.

                                     Saarveghal

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in TRICORUS!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for GALDOR O'HARE?  
DARK HORSEMEN's proud of him after beating WHEN and getting 12 points.  Talk about 
yer major upsets!  WHY's match with CAPTURED ORC cost her a loss of 8 points!  Don't 
you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think SAARVEGHAL should let VETERAN 
MERCENARY be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  RAISING R'LYEH was TRICORUS' most avoided team.  Is there some 
award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are FRUITS?  RAISING R'LYEH, an easy 
team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All TRICORUS ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  I'm always kinda bummed when a decent warrior gets killed.  
HOW, of QUESTIONS had a 9-3-0 when she got bumped off by AMBITIOUS GUARD.  Fight, 
fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAARVEGHAL 5496              18   4  0   117       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAHAGHAL 5475                22  11  1    96       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-OF SEA AND WIND 5469         10   3  0    95       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-NYARLATHOTEP 5452            16  11  0    92       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAROCHDAL 5456               19  30  1    88       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 GRAPEFRUIT 5343               8   5  0    70       FRUITS (548)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518        4   0  0    56       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-EVERYONE BURNS 5470           7   3  1    46       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 WHY 5511                      6   6  0    38       QUESTIONS (580)
 WHAT 5509                     8   4  0    35       QUESTIONS (580)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHO 5508                      8   4  0    29       QUESTIONS (580)
-Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522              2   1  0    26       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHEN 5510                     5   7  1    23       QUESTIONS (580)
 JUBHAL 5526                   3   0  0    23       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 GALDOR O'HARE 5524            3   2  0    20       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 HABU 5529                     0   2  0     2       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HOW 5507                9  3 0 QUESTIONS 580        AMBITIOUS GUARD       542  NONE
SERPENT 2 5528          0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 2 582  THREE-HORN TROLL      542  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Y'ha-nthlei -- Gods, to think that I could and SHOULD have been in a sane place like
Kyr'Terr!  The life of a gladiator is hard and filled with injustice and things that
shouldn't be either seen or heard from. -- Galdor O'Hare

Hmm, I met with a Venomous Concubine... and I was surprised to see that she was not
involved in the attempt to raise R'lyeh.  She probably should be. -- Barochdal

The Veteran Mercenary seems to be having an off day.  Works for me. -- Mahaghal

Habu -- Ah, well, if I had serpents to hold, I'd probably want a golem for the job,
too.  You can hold mine. -- Jubhal

Grapefruit -- I think it's just bias in clerkish places. -- Saarveghal
P.S.  Against both of us.

Answer of the week:  Next right, go two blocks, then left.

Answer of the week from Fruits (actually, this is NOT an answer, but one team thought
it was last year and I'm sure another team will believe so again this year):
Shaquille O'Neal

Saarveghal -- Looks like the commission says you aren't talented enough.  You now
have everything required for graduation and immortality and now the commission is
holding you back because of skills.  I have a similar problem in Illis.  Hard to
argue with that, though.  Sheila is granting a lot to our warriors, so I suppose she
should get some say in what the requirements are.  But you have little to prove here
in Tricorus. -- Assur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SERPENT 2 was dealt death by THREE-HORN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SAARVEGHAL bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Title duel.
MAHAGHAL subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 2 minute bloody fight.
BAROCHDAL bested M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
GRAPEFRUIT demolished WHAT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
WHO was outwaited by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a unpopular 15 minute fight.
HOW was executed by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WHY was defeated by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner upset melee.
WHEN lost to GALDOR O'HARE in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner upset fight.
JUBHAL overpowered HABU in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    20 -   7 -  0      74  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 542 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SAARVEGHAL 5496            18   4  0  117 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAHAGHAL 5475              22  11  1   96 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
BASHING ATTACK   GRAPEFRUIT 5343             8   5  0   70 FRUITS (548)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BAROCHDAL 5456.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MAHAGHAL 5475.  The ten other most popular fighters were BAROCHDAL 5456, 
SAARVEGHAL 5496, JUBHAL 5526, GRAPEFRUIT 5343, WHY 5511, GALDOR O'HARE 5524, SERPENT 
2 5528, WHEN 5510, WHAT 5509, and HOW 5507.

The least popular fighter this week was WHO 5508.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HABU 5529, HOW 5507, WHAT 5509, WHEN 5510, SERPENT 2 5528, GALDOR 
O'HARE 5524, WHY 5511, GRAPEFRUIT 5343, JUBHAL 5526, and SAARVEGHAL 5496.