DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/30/2010    Duedate: 08/12/2010

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-543

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CARGO
SEA DOGS (569)
(51-5335) [27-23-0,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CARGO                          SERPENT 4
SEA DOGS (569)                 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
(51-5335) [27-23-0,148]        (51-5531) [1-0-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAROCHDAL                      SAARVEGHAL
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5456) [20-30-1,94]         (51-5496) [18-5-0,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)       55
2. SEA DOGS (569)              44      FRUITS (548)
3. QUESTIONS (580)             12      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH CULT (269)             7
5. DARK HORSEMEN (433)          0      SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FRUITS (548)              68  38  2 64.2   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      11  4 0
 2- 2 RAISING R'LYEH (573)     160  95 15 62.7   2/ 2 QUESTIONS (580)           4 11 0
 3/ 3 QUESTIONS (580)           38  27  1 58.5   3/ 0 SEA DOGS (569)            3  2 0
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      792 847 24 48.3   4/ 3 FRUITS (548)              2  1 0
 5/ 0 SEA DOGS (569)           104 113  6 47.9   5/ 5*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)     2  3 1
 6/ 0 DEATH CULT (269)          27  30  3 47.4   6/ 0 DEATH CULT (269)          1  1 0
 7/ 5*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)      2   3  1 40.0   7- 4 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      1  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 654): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 536): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): PERFECT DRUG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 631): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 655): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 650): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 658): MARY ANN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 643): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 644): ERIN GO BRAGH of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 643): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 611): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 275): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 591): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 542): SAARVEGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 488): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): HOCKEY of GAMES CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 536): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 654): MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 536): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 631): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 655): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 650): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 658): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 643): BACON MAKIN' (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 644): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 643): TOOL SHED (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 611): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 375): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 591): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 542): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): VIRUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 488): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): STATES (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 536) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 653): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 536): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): PERFECT DRUG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 641): STOWAWAY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 643): WALLACE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 611): SHERRY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 591): COLDFISHFINGER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Huh, looks like I offended Nyarlathotep.  See if I care!  The Veteran Mercenary
made a relaxing change.

                                     Saarveghal

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in TRICORUS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, HABU fought WHEN 
and gained 22 points and contributed to SERPENTS HOLD 2's 2-0-1.  BEAST has lost to 
DRUNKEN SAILOR, falling 6 points, while helping make DEATH CULT a 1-1-0 turn.  And 
not without some honor, CARGO now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of 
TRICORUS.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that 
The Silver Chalice uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the RAISING R'LYEH 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on TRICORUS, what are you afraid 
of?  And guess who avoided RAISING R'LYEH stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
FRUITS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was DARK HORSEMEN's 
warrior BAROCHDAL.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  The grave that SERPENTS HOLD 2 had 
dug for SERPENT 4 may yet be filled with the body of ADELA RIAN.  Seldom are the 
likes of this to be seen.  SERPENT 4 lives still!  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     I like this place, TRICORUS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls. 
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in TRICORUS, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARGO 5335                   27  23  0   148       SEA DOGS (569)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAHAGHAL 5475                23  11  1   102       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 SAARVEGHAL 5496              18   5  0    99       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-OF SEA AND WIND 5469         10   3  0    95       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 BAROCHDAL 5456               20  30  1    94       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-NYARLATHOTEP 5452            16  11  0    92       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRUNKEN SAILOR 5453          20  25  1    89       SEA DOGS (569)
 GRAPEFRUIT 5343               8   6  0    70       FRUITS (548)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAST 1852                    4   7  1    60       DEATH CULT (269)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518        4   0  0    56       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 WHY 5511                      7   6  0    50       QUESTIONS (580)
 WARLOCK 1849                  6   6  0    48       DEATH CULT (269)
-EVERYONE BURNS 5470           7   3  1    46       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHO 5508                      9   4  0    33       QUESTIONS (580)
 SERPENT 4 5531                1   0  1    33       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
 WHAT 5509                     8   5  0    29       QUESTIONS (580)
 JUBHAL 5526                   4   0  0    28       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522              2   1  0    26       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 WHEN 5510                     5   8  1    24       QUESTIONS (580)
 HABU 5529                     1   2  0    24       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALDOR O'HARE 5524            3   3  0    21       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 ROWBOAT CAPTAIN 5504          1   0  0    21       SEA DOGS (569)
 YES? 5534                     0   1  0     1       QUESTIONS (580)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ADELA RIAN              0  0 0 DARK ARENA           SERPENT 4 5531        543  NONE
BLUEJACKET 5533         0  1 0 SEA DOGS 569         CHARLIE STONETRO      543  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 5532      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 569         THREE-HORN TROLL      543  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Answer of the week from Fruits:
     A bigger stick.

Want to sell -- Recognition points.  I should not be a champion.  Barochdal, here I
come.  I fully expect you to show me what it means to have 50 fights under your belt.
But make sure you make me look really bad, so the commission knocks me out of the
champs. -- Grapefruit

Last turn was #5 in the reign of the Dark Horsemen.  Can the Reaper gather the
rewards of what he has sown in Tricorus?  Will One Armed Bandit come as a thief in
the night, stealing the throne back?  Could a Fruit somehow overcome the odds and
sour Jorja's day?  We have Questions, but until someone proves himself, The Dark
Horsemen rule over this place. -- Assur

Saarveghal says things like "the Veteran Mercenary was relaxing."  Maybe for HIM, but
the Vet Merc was all stirred up when he got to me, and I really had to work for the
win.  Which would've been okay if there'd been more skills involved. -- Mahaghal

M. Chardinee wanted to tell me about a dream he'd had, which would've been boring--I
could tell just with the first couple of sentences--so I mosterized him. -- Barochdal

When... the cows come home.  Don't you guys know ANYTHING? -- Galdor O'Hare

Habu -- Thanking you very kindly for making this a five-oh turn for us.  Let me buy
you dinner.  Uh, if you golems eat?  Or an oil change, whatever makes your socks roll
up and down. -- Jubhal

Assur -- (mutter grumble) -- Saarveghal

Answer of the week:  Needs more salt, and maybe a little garlic.

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLUEJACKET was butchered by CHARLIE STONETROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by THREE-HORN TROLL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SERPENT 4 barely slew ADELA RIAN in a 4 minute Dark Arena match.
SAARVEGHAL was defeated by CARGO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's Title duel.
MAHAGHAL overpowered GRAPEFRUIT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DRUNKEN SAILOR devastated BEAST in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BAROCHDAL savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
WHAT was overpowered by WARLOCK in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
WHY won victory over THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 3 minute duel.
WHO won victory over GALDOR O'HARE in a popular 3 minute duel.
WHEN was overpowered by HABU in a 1 minute uneven match.
JUBHAL overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ROWBOAT CAPTAIN demolished YES? 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    19 -   8 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|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 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 543 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CARGO 5335                 27  23  0  148 SEA DOGS (569)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAHAGHAL 5475              23  11  1  102 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
AIMED BLOW       SAARVEGHAL 5496            18   5  0   99 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
BASHING ATTACK   GRAPEFRUIT 5343             8   6  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 SAARVEGHAL 5496.  The ten other most popular fighters were BAROCHDAL 5456, WHY 
5511, GALDOR O'HARE 5524, WARLOCK 1849, MAHAGHAL 5475, HABU 5529, ROWBOAT CAPTAIN 
5504, CARGO 5335, DRUNKEN SAILOR 5453, and WHO 5508.

The least popular fighter this week was YES? 5534.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WHEN 5510, WHAT 5509, BEAST 1852, GRAPEFRUIT 5343, SERPENT 4 5531, MAN 
OVERBOARD 5532, BLUEJACKET 5533, JUBHAL 5526, WHO 5508, and DRUNKEN SAILOR 5453.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CARGO (51-5335) SEA DOGS (569)