DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/13/2010    Duedate: 08/26/2010

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-544

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OF SEA AND WIND
RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5469) [11-3-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OF SEA AND WIND                POSITION IS EMPTY
RAISING R'LYEH (573)           
(51-5469) [11-3-0,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAROCHDAL                      OF SEA AND WIND
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5456) [20-31-1,92]         (51-5469) [11-3-0,115]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. QUESTIONS (580)             46
2. RAISING R'LYEH (573)        40      FRUITS (548)
3. FRUITS (548)                 1      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (569)               0
5. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)        0      AUSTRALIAN MADE (25)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FRUITS (548)              68  39  2 63.6   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 RAISING R'LYEH (573)     163  97 15 62.7   2/ 2 QUESTIONS (580)           6  9 0
 3/ 3 QUESTIONS (580)           42  28  1 60.0   3- 3 SEA DOGS (569)            3  2 0
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      794 850 24 48.3   4/ 7 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      3  2 0
 5- 5 SEA DOGS (569)           104 113  6 47.9   5- 5*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)     2  2 1
 6- 6 DEATH CULT (269)          27  30  3 47.4   6- 6 DEATH CULT (269)          1  1 0
 7- 7*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)      2   3  1 40.0   7/ 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

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 655): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 537): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 661): CADILLAC DUNDEE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 632): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 656): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 651): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): HARPOON of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 644): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 645): ERIN GO BRAGH of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 275): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 592): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, 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 489): FARGO HAIL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): HOCKEY of GAMES CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 537): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 655): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 537): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 661): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 632): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 656): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 651): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): BONSUR LONG NAMES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 644): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 645): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 375): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 592): I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (?, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): 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 489): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): STATES (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 537) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 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   7 BONSUR (turn 659): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): BLAKSUNN of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 643): WALLACE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 611): SHERRY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 591): COLDFISHFINGER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Just passing through.  Final destination: Talahya.

Cargo

                                      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.  RAISING R'LYEH stable has parlayed 
this turn's 3-2-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 4th 
place.  Good work, guys!  The QUESTIONS guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, OF SEA AND WIND fought MAHAGHAL and gained 20 points and contributed to RAISING 
R'LYEH's 3-2-0.  MOUNTAIN OF STEEL has lost to WHY, falling 12 points, while helping 
make RAISING R'LYEH a 3-2-0 turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the 
throne, CARGO has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask OF SEA AND WIND about 
the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now 
the one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Silver Chalice until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  SEA DOGS has cause to stand tall, 
as they were TRICORUS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided SEA DOGS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
RAISING R'LYEH.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that BAROCHDAL 
from DARK HORSEMEN was TRICORUS' most challenged warrior this turn.  GRAPEFRUIT from 
FRUITS took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 29 points in a challenge 
against SAARVEGHAL.  And though GRAPEFRUIT lost to SAARVEGHAL, the valiant attempt 
earned him 1 worth of recognition.  Foolhardiness can sometimes pay.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  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.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  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                  
 OF SEA AND WIND 5469         11   3  0   115       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAARVEGHAL 5496              19   5  0   103       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 NYARLATHOTEP 5452            17  11  0   103       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 BAROCHDAL 5456               20  31  1    92       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAHAGHAL 5475                23  12  1    89       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-DRUNKEN SAILOR 5453          20  25  1    89       SEA DOGS (569)
 GRAPEFRUIT 5343               8   7  0    71       FRUITS (548)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHY 5511                      8   6  0    65       QUESTIONS (580)
-BEAST 1852                    4   7  1    60       DEATH CULT (269)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVERYONE BURNS 5470           7   4  1    52       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-WARLOCK 1849                  6   6  0    48       DEATH CULT (269)
 WHO 5508                     10   4  0    44       QUESTIONS (580)
 MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518        4   1  0    44       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522              3   1  0    41       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUBHAL 5526                   5   0  0    37       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SERPENT 4 5531                1   0  1    33       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
 WHAT 5509                     8   6  0    30       QUESTIONS (580)
 WHEN 5510                     6   8  1    28       QUESTIONS (580)
-HABU 5529                     1   2  0    24       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROWBOAT CAPTAIN 5504          1   0  0    21       SEA DOGS (569)
 GALDOR O'HARE 5524            3   4  0    17       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 YES? 5534                     1   1  0    16       QUESTIONS (580)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mahaghal -- I was hoping for either of your teammates instead of you.  You are every
bit as mean as I expected, squeezing me far too rough. -- Grapefruit

Saarveghal -- It is no wonder the commission refuses to graduate you.  Losing to
Cargo?!?  You should be ashamed.  You discredit ABs and your team and failed to keep
the throne in Jorja's hands. -- Assur

Answer of the week from Fruits:
     An apple a day.

Cargo -- Good to see you back again, even if you're being shipped out almost
immediately.  Way to go! -- Saarveghal
P.S.  You don't suppose it was triggered by your fiftieth fight and the sandbagger
rule?  Not every fifty-fight gladiator goes.

Grapefruit -- Are you supposed to be using that weapon?  I mean, sure, for slicing a
fruit it's fine, but in battle... doesn't seem to work for you today.  Not that I
mind!  In fact, I feel so good about fruits today that I'm going to rush right out
and eat a slice of canteloupe.  Well, maybe tomorrow.... -- Mahaghal

The Veteran Mercenary, that would be the mis-named Borego Longshanks (quite short,
actually), assures me that there's no money in being a mercenary--which is why he
fights in the arena--and I should look for "a real job."  A Rirorni, take a real job?
I don't think so! -- Barochdal

Who -- Surely you don't exect me, a gentleman of Fratsfa, to name names?  That would
be against the Code. -- Glador O'Hare

I'm not sure what the Convicted Thief was officially convicted of, but it could have
been stupidity. -- Jubhal

Answer of the Week:  Soak in cold water and hand wash.

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

You're not looking too bad here, either, Assur. -- Jorja

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

NYARLATHOTEP devastated BAROCHDAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GRAPEFRUIT was vanquished by SAARVEGHAL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MOUNTAIN OF STEEL was demolished by WHY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MAHAGHAL was devastated by OF SEA AND WIND in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
EVERYONE BURNS was outlasted by WHO in a unpopular 8 minute match.
JUBHAL bested WHAT in a 1 minute novice vs. master upset duel.
Y'HA-NTHLEI overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WHEN defeated GALDOR O'HARE in a action packed 1 minute melee.
YES? vanquished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 544 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         3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  OF SEA AND WIND 5469       11   3  0  115 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
AIMED BLOW       SAARVEGHAL 5496            19   5  0  103 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NYARLATHOTEP 5452          17  11  0  103 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAHAGHAL 5475              23  12  1   89 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
BASHING ATTACK   GRAPEFRUIT 5343             8   7  0   71 FRUITS (548)
WALL OF STEEL    EVERYONE BURNS 5470         7   4  1   52 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
TOTAL PARRY      WHO 5508                   10   4  0   44 QUESTIONS (580)
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 OF SEA AND WIND 5469.  The ten other most popular fighters were JUBHAL 5526, 
NYARLATHOTEP 5452, SAARVEGHAL 5496, WHY 5511, EVERYONE BURNS 5470, Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522, 
WHEN 5510, GALDOR O'HARE 5524, YES? 5534, and BAROCHDAL 5456.

The least popular fighter this week was WHO 5508.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WHAT 5509, MAHAGHAL 5475, MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518, GRAPEFRUIT 5343, 
BAROCHDAL 5456, YES? 5534, GALDOR O'HARE 5524, WHEN 5510, Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522, and 
EVERYONE BURNS 5470.

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

CARGO (51-5335) SEA DOGS (569)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!