DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/22/2010    Duedate: 11/04/2010

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-549

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRAPEFRUIT
FRUITS (548)
(51-5343) [12-8-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OF SEA AND WIND                HABU
RAISING R'LYEH (573)           SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
(51-5469) [14-3-1,179]         (51-5529) [5-3-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAHAGHAL                       RYOKO
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            AMAZON ELITE (536)
(51-5475) [26-14-1,93]         (51-5382) [4-4-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RAISING R'LYEH (573)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. QUESTIONS (580)             38
2. RAISING R'LYEH (573)        37      FRUITS (548)
3. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         33      Unchartered Team
4. AMAZON ELITE (536)          15
5. FRUITS (548)                13      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)              72  40  2 64.3   1/ 4 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      9  1 2
 2/ 2 RAISING R'LYEH (573)     176  99 17 64.0   2/ 1 QUESTIONS (580)           8  7 0
 3/ 3 QUESTIONS (580)           57  38  1 60.0   3/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       7  8 0
 4/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)       192 166 14 53.6   4/ 3 DEATH CULT (269)          6  9 1
 5/ 6 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      807 862 24 48.4   5/ 5 FRUITS (548)              3  0 0
 6/ 5 DEATH CULT (269)          36  41  5 46.8   6/ 6*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)     3  3 0
 7/ 7*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)      6  10  1 37.5   7/ 7 AMAZON ELITE (536)        3  6 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 660): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 542): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 665): ALFJAR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 637): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 661): IRVINA KORL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 656): UPPER DECK of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 664): DOOM DWARF of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 649): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 650): THE CODDLER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 649): MILLHAUSER of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 617): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 604): JITNEY JOHNNY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 278): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 597): ROCKHOG JRj of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 548): BEAST of DEATH CULT (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): IMMACULATECOLLECTION of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 494): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 229): ARAMIS RAMIREZ of PURPLE PLATYPI (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 542): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 660): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 542): HISTORICAL WUSSES (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 665): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 637): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 661): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 656): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 664): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 649): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 650): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 649): TEAM SLIME (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 617): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 604): THE OAFS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 378): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizvan, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 497): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 548): QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 494): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 229): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 542) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 541): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 649): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 649): MILLHAUSER of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 617): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 604): JITNEY JOHNNY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 277): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 547): BAROCHDAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

(The being sitting on the throne is a massive, bronze-skinned giant, standing over 7
feet tall.  Smoky tendrils dance from his glowing eye sockets.  He wears nothing but
a loincloth and chains.)

     Summoned to this plane by my dark lord's servants on Alastari, I find myself the
Duelmaster of Tricorus through curious fate and circumstance.  Of Sea and Wind spoke
of his presence, but was apparently called away to attend to matters of the Great
Beyond.  This happenstance, this chaos, the swirling maelstrom of pain and death,
pleases me, for on the back of Mahagal, I climb to seize the title of Duelmaster.
Let us see if the mortals of Tricorus can wrest this pitiful honor from me.  For
though my damned soul in the nether planes is immortal, my form here is not.
     While I remain Duelmaster, I shall challenge all beneath me so as to give each
their chance for glory or death.  Upon the morn I bring the Chains of Torment unto
Grapefruit.  A laughable name, but perhaps a clever one as well -- for who will not
but let their guard down when they hear they must battle a man bearing the name of a
citrus fruit?  Regardless, the mortal has risen through the ranks of Tricorus and
requires my attention.  If it is the Dark One's will, I will smash this Grapefruit to
a pulpy mass.
     So gird your loins, fruit-man.  My True Name is unpronounceable in the tongues
of this world, but you may call me:

                                 BEAST

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon TRICORUS, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  QUESTIONS?  Who?  RAISING R'LYEH is the top team 
these days, buddies!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a 
perceptive observation?) as RAISING R'LYEH can attest...  QUESTIONS had cause to 
celebrate, after WHEN got 21 points by beating EVERYONE BURNS.  Win some, lose some.  
Speaking of which, YES? was winsome, after beating WACHICHU and seeing her lose 12 
points.  BEAST found out being TRICORUS' Duelmaster isn't all nuts and berries, 
receiving 4 challenges!  Well, Duelmaster BEAST challenged FRUITS' GRAPEFRUIT.  Is a 
7-7-1 good enough?  In TRICORUS, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find 
ourselves a new Duelmaster, GRAPEFRUIT.  Word has it one team in TRICORUS is taking 
speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in TRICORUS avoid QUESTIONS.  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, RAISING R'LYEH scurried away from QUESTIONS.  Oh, the shame!  
Them's the breaks, JUBHAL.  Expecting fair challenges from RAISING R'LYEH is 
evidently too much to ask.  Warriors of TRICORUS!  Do you wish your reputations 
tainted by the base challenge of MOUNTAIN OF STEEL?   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
You've heard about WARLOCK of DEATH CULT.  Death plays no favorites, and neither do 
I.  What was a 7-9-0 doing on the fields in the first place?  Never one to advocate 
diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see DARK HORSEMEN retaliate against DEATH 
CULT in bloodfeud!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long 
after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  TRICORUS, I leave you now.  The 
Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Silver Chalice.  'Til next time-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPEFRUIT 5343              12   8  0   110       FRUITS (548)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OF SEA AND WIND 5469         14   3  1   179       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 NYARLATHOTEP 5452            20  11  0   133       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAHAGHAL 5475                26  14  1    93       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAST 1852                    7   8  1    89       DEATH CULT (269)
 WHY 5511                     10   9  0    76       QUESTIONS (580)
-PHAEDRA 5380                 16  15  1    75       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-OLYMPIA 5357                  9   8  2    68       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522              6   1  1    67       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518        6   2  0    60       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 EVERYONE BURNS 5470           9   5  1    59       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 WHEN 5510                    10   9  1    58       QUESTIONS (580)
 YES? 5534                     6   1  0    58       QUESTIONS (580)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYOKO 5382                    4   4  0    50       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 HABU 5529                     5   3  0    47       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
 WHO 5508                     12   7  0    43       QUESTIONS (580)
 WHAT 5509                    10   9  0    39       QUESTIONS (580)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WACHICHU 5476                 7   1  0    33       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 JUBHAL 5526                   7   3  0    30       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 GALDOR O'HARE 5524            6   6  0    27       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 URSULAH 5471                  3   7  1    24       AMAZON ELITE (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAMILDSA 5551                 1   0  0    15       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 MARGANAD 5550                 1   0  0    15       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 INQUISITOR 5543               2   2  0    12       DEATH CULT (269)
 DARK PRIESTESS 5542           2   2  2    10       DEATH CULT (269)
 DEMAGOGUE 5541                1   3  0     6       DEATH CULT (269)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SAARMIGHEI 5548         0  1 0 DARK HORSEMEN 433    DARK PRIESTESS 5542   548  JUST REVENGED
SAARVEGHAL 5496        20  7 0 DARK HORSEMEN 433    OF SEA AND WIND 5469  547   
WARLOCK 1849            7  9 0 DEATH CULT 269       Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522      549   
SLIM 5544               0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 2 582  THE SHARK'S MAN       549  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

To all -- Death Cult is a bit of a headhunting team.  I apologize in advance for the
mayhem they may cause, and well understand the righteous payback they may receive in
retaliation.  Stay deadly, my friends.  -- Obregon

Yes? -- I ask the questions around here!  -- Inquisitor

Another sacrifice for the Dark One!  -- Priestess

Habu -- The rumors about you are true.  I need to make up some new ones... --
Demagogue

Galdor -- Do not watch the blade too closely, for its dance is hypnotic... -- Warlock

How will the Beast react to a fruit?  And what happens if, after a taste, the Beast
finds that fruit a bit too sour? -- Assur

Answer of the Week: I do.

Phaedra -- Thanks so much.  My manager overestimated your abilities or perhaps he
underestimates my own. -- Grapefruit

So is this a tease, allowing Grapefruit into the Challenger Champs for a turn letting
me think he is on his way to 17 PPs, or a sign of good things to come?  Grapefruit is
one of my most valuable assets right now.  But I'm taking nothing for granted,
especially with this one!  Until the Commission delivers the graduation notice in my
hands, I await every turn on pins and needles. -- Assur

Jorja -- Okay, I'm REALLY curious of your warrior's stats.  Not your grad, but
Saarmighei.  Given your history, I want to know what would inspire you, of all the
managers I know, to DA a warrior.  If possible, I'd love to know the original rollup,
too, but the designed warrior is fine. -- Assur

Manager of Amazon Elite -- We've had our differences in the past, but I would like to
extend my hand out in friendship.  I certainly don't consider you my enemy, merely a
competitor.  I challenged Olympia the second time for a couple reasons.  1) I wanted
to see if the first was a true victory or a fluke, and 2) I was hoping to take the
all time popularity award after Barochdal.  Unfortunately, Tricorus has for a long
time been sparsely populated, so there aren't a lot of options on challenges.  I do
try and role play a bit in the personals, so I try to have consistent comments with
warriors (Grapefruit is a disgruntled sour fruit with a little bit of an inferiority
complex).  To be honest, I'm a bit surprised by Grapefruit's performance against both
your warriors.  And if Wachichu reaches the champs before Grapefruit graduates, I
fully expect to see your challenges every turn.  And if available, don't be surprised
if I give him an avoid every turn. -- Assur, mgr. Fruits

Beast -- How beastly of you, how embarrassing for me. -- Mahaghal

A Convicted Assassin?  Piffling. -- Barochdal

Warlock -- Huh, you probably follow Mytori, don't you? -- Glador O'Hare

Urusulah -- Damned overbearing pushy women! -- Jubhal
P.S.  A woman six inches taller than me just annoys the heck out of me.

Dark Priestess -- People told me I was too tall for this business.  I  guess maybe
they were right after all. -- Ghost of Saarmighei

Answer of the week:  Look upon it as a challenge!

Question of the week:  The Commission?  Who do they think they are, anyway?

27 September 10
Note -- We are still looking for additional teams in Arvat, DM 32.  I still have a
number of good team rollups available FREE for whoever wants one.
     Contact the Devil Advocates ASAP to join the fun!  You can either reach me by
diplo or on the RSI site.
     Also, whoever sent me the diplo with no name on it requesting a rollup /
information on how to get into Arvat, I'm embarassed to admit that the diplo slipped
out of my folder and was lost.  Please just send me another one with your mailing
address and I'll get a rollup to you ASAP.  Sorry about that!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLIM was butchered by THE SHARK'S MAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BEAST was devastated by GRAPEFRUIT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
Y'HA-NTHLEI put to death WARLOCK in a 1 minute Challenge match.
MOUNTAIN OF STEEL overpowered JUBHAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
INQUISITOR was viciously subdued by GALDOR O'HARE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
MAHAGHAL was vanquished by NYARLATHOTEP in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
OF SEA AND WIND handily defeated WHY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
EVERYONE BURNS lost to WHEN in a 2 minute duel.
HABU viciously subdued WHAT in a popular 2 minute gruesome duel.
YES? vanquished WACHICHU in a 3 minute brutal one-sided fight.
WHO was viciously subdued by RYOKO in a popular 10 minute brutal bout.
URSULAH demolished OSKI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DEMAGOGUE was devastated by MARGANAD in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
DARK PRIESTESS was bested by KAMILDSA in a 1 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  12 -  2      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        19 -  14 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  22 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  16 -  2      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 549 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   GRAPEFRUIT 5343            12   8  0  110 FRUITS (548)
STRIKING ATTACK  OF SEA AND WIND 5469       14   3  1  179 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NYARLATHOTEP 5452          20  11  0  133 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAHAGHAL 5475              26  14  1   93 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
AIMED BLOW       WHY 5511                   10   9  0   76 QUESTIONS (580)
WALL OF STEEL    EVERYONE BURNS 5470         9   5  1   59 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
SLASHING ATTACK  WHEN 5510                  10   9  1   58 QUESTIONS (580)
TOTAL PARRY      WHO 5508                   12   7  0   43 QUESTIONS (580)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAHAGHAL 5475.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RYOKO 5382.  The ten other most popular fighters were HABU 5529, WHEN 5510, YES? 
5534, GRAPEFRUIT 5343, GALDOR O'HARE 5524, NYARLATHOTEP 5452, OF SEA AND WIND 5469, 
URSULAH 5471, Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522, and EVERYONE BURNS 5470.

The least popular fighter this week was WHO 5508.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEMAGOGUE 5541, WACHICHU 5476, WHY 5511, BEAST 1852, SLIM 5544, DARK 
PRIESTESS 5542, MARGANAD 5550, MAHAGHAL 5475, INQUISITOR 5543, and JUBHAL 5526.