DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/05/2010    Duedate: 11/18/2010

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-550

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OF SEA AND WIND
RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5469) [15-3-1,191]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OF SEA AND WIND                HABU
RAISING R'LYEH (573)           SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
(51-5469) [15-3-1,191]         (51-5529) [6-3-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAHAGHAL                       INQUISITOR
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DEATH CULT (269)
(51-5475) [26-15-1,94]         (51-5543) [3-2-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RAISING R'LYEH (573)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH CULT (269)            31
2. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)       23      RAISING R'LYEH (573)
3. RAISING R'LYEH (573)        23      Unchartered Team
4. AMAZON ELITE (536)           7
5. DARK HORSEMEN (433)          2      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 RAISING R'LYEH (573)     179 101 17 63.9   1/ 1 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      7  3 1
 2/ 1 FRUITS (548)              72  41  2 63.7   2/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       7  8 1
 3/ 3 QUESTIONS (580)           59  41  1 59.0   3/ 2 QUESTIONS (580)           7  8 0
 4/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)       193 168 14 53.5   4/ 4 DEATH CULT (269)          6  8 1
 5/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      809 865 25 48.3   5/ 7 AMAZON ELITE (536)        4  5 0
 6/ 6 DEATH CULT (269)          39  42  5 48.1   6/ 6*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)     3  3 0
 7/ 7*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)      7  11  1 38.9   7/ 5 FRUITS (548)              2  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 661): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 543): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 666): ALFJAR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 638): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 662): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 657): UPPER DECK of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 665): SONYA of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 650): FRIDAY THE 13TH of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 651): LITTLE MOKELE 2 of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 650): TERRA SIGILLATA of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 618): BELARDON FRYE of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 605): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 278): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 598): ROCKHOG JRj of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 549): GRAPEFRUIT of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, 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 495): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 229): ARAMIS RAMIREZ of PURPLE PLATYPI (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 543): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 661): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 543): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 666): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 638): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 662): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 657): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 665): BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 650): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 651): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 650): TEAM SLIME (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 618): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 605): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 378): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizvan, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 498): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 549): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 495): HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 229): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 543) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 662): IRVINA KORL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 657): UPPER DECK of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 665): DOOM DWARF of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
                           HARPOON of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 650): FRIDAY THE 13TH of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
               (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  42 RODEKI (turn 598): ROCKHOG JR of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           FAROMAN of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You cannot know how distracting it is to enter the arena against a monster
chanting, "Juice!  Juice!  Juice!"  He came right for me and I was frightened and
tried to run away.  He kept coming, though, and I knew I must face him, so I turned
and our weapons clashed together.  Being quicker than him, I rushed to his side and
without thinking, thrust my dagger at the side of his head.  I think we were both
shocked at this, for Assur has long trained me to not intentionally aim for someone's
head.  I recovered my composure and made my next blow with much more precision.  And
so the Beast fell and here I am on the throne of Tricorus.
     In all probability, I will not be here next turn.  Of Sea and Wind is the best
until someone proves otherwise.  I have never beaten Mahaghal.  And Nyarlathotep is
the most graceful warrior I've ever seen on the sands (though I've never set foot
outside Tricorus, so my experience is somewhat limited).
     Why must I fight one of them?  I don't want to.

-- Grapefruit

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, TRICORUS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now let's all watch DEATH CULT's heads 
swell from their 3-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see HABU win a fight and gain 18 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, HABU beat WHEN and WHEN lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as OF SEA AND WIND takes the 
Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and 
bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their 
fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  QUESTIONS was the most avoided 
team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like 
RAISING R'LYEH avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if 
you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, MAHAGHAL was this turn's most 
challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I notice NYARLATHOTEP 
challenging down 40 points to fight MAHAGHAL, RAISING R'LYEH doubtless has some 
rotten excuse for such an insult to honor.  And sorry to say, NYARLATHOTEP bested 
MAHAGHAL, leaving a bad feeling with the crowd.  I think exploitive snob is the term 
I'm looking for.  I guess I can give a little credit to DEMAGOGUE of DEATH CULT for 
challenging up by 21 to GALDOR O'HARE.  DEMAGOGUE was slain to get 7 points of 
recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll be glad 
to see BEAST and DEATH CULT at The Blue Dolphin Inn tonight celebrating their 
bloodfeud victory over Y'HA-NTHLEI.  Three down, and one turn to go for DARK HORSEMEN 
to call in the bloodfeud against OF SEA AND WIND, else SAARVEGHAL is but small 
history.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with 
you sooner that later?   
     What does the TRICORUS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OF SEA AND WIND 5469         15   3  1   191       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYARLATHOTEP 5452            21  11  0   143       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAST 1852                    8   8  1    96       DEATH CULT (269)
 MAHAGHAL 5475                26  15  1    94       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 GRAPEFRUIT 5343              12   9  0    93       FRUITS (548)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLYMPIA 5357                 10   8  2    79       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-PHAEDRA 5380                 16  15  1    75       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 WHY 5511                     10  10  0    68       QUESTIONS (580)
 EVERYONE BURNS 5470          10   5  1    67       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 YES? 5534                     7   1  0    67       QUESTIONS (580)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HABU 5529                     6   3  0    65       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
 Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522              6   2  1    63       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518        6   3  0    57       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUBHAL 5526                   8   3  0    47       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 WHO 5508                     13   7  0    46       QUESTIONS (580)
 WHEN 5510                    10  10  1    43       QUESTIONS (580)
 RYOKO 5382                    4   5  0    43       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 WHAT 5509                    10  10  0    40       QUESTIONS (580)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WACHICHU 5476                 7   1  0    33       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 GALDOR O'HARE 5524            7   6  1    29       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 URSULAH 5471                  3   8  1    27       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 DARK PRIESTESS 5542           3   2  2    24       DEATH CULT (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INQUISITOR 5543               3   2  0    21       DEATH CULT (269)
 KAMILDSA 5551                 1   1  0     8       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 MARGANAD 5550                 1   1  0     4       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

'-' 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  REVENGED
SAARVEGHAL 5496        20  7 0 DARK HORSEMEN 433    OF SEA AND WIND 5469  547   
DEMAGOGUE 5541          1  4 0 DEATH CULT 269       GALDOR O'HARE 5524    550   
WARLOCK 1849            7  9 0 DEATH CULT 269       Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522      549  JUST REVENGED
SERPENT 1 5527          0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 2 582  FREEDOM FIGHTER       550  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fruits Manager -- Yes, we've had our differences in the past for good reason.  The
Amazons hold a great deal of resentment with what you've done, especially in light of
Grapefruit.  The ladies actually believe your accomplishments are due to abject sheer
LUCK!  We appreciate your attempt to extend a hand in friendship, but you should
consider the Amazons much closer to your enemy than any kind of friend.  Don't expect
anything less from them other than trying to KILL your fighters, in friendly
competition of course.

Now then, your Grapefruit down-challenged by 14 points in order to get Olympia, so
don't try to explain it away like the whole thing was some kind of experiment; who
did you think would win?  Duh!!

With all that said, let it be known that the real ENEMY of the Amazons (as well as
others, I suspect) in Tricorus is Raising R'Lyeh.  That little band of illiterate
skum have pushed their pure luck in Tricorus to an unbearable level.  They have been
getting away with a free hand in this arena for much too long, accounting for the
return of the Amazons to a large degree.  Raising R'Lyeh?  Besides being one of the

stupidest names ever seen, the real primary target for takedown by the Amazons are
these Raisin' freaks.  Just need to get them into striking distance and we'll see how
they manage with some real competition. -- Amazon Elite

Answer of the week -- I am not a crook.

Jorja -- My bad.  Obviously shows how much attention I pay.  I read Dark Priestess
and assumed it was a renamed DA monster.  The world is stable...  I think it may have
been an honest mistake, though.  Isn't Dark Priestess a DA monster in some arena?  Or
maybe a Gate monster? -- Assur

WTB -- 2 wins.  So close, and yet so far away.  Dare I hope? -- Assur

Answer of the week from Jorja -- When I feel better.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SERPENT 1 was butchered by FREEDOM FIGHTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BEAST devastated Y'HA-NTHLEI in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
NYARLATHOTEP overcame MAHAGHAL in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's Challenge match.
DARK PRIESTESS devastated MARGANAD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
DEMAGOGUE was narrowly killed by GALDOR O'HARE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
GRAPEFRUIT was overpowered by OF SEA AND WIND in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
WHY was bested by OLYMPIA in a popular 1 minute competition.
WHEN was handily defeated by HABU in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
MOUNTAIN OF STEEL lost to YES? in a action packed 1 minute fight.
EVERYONE BURNS vanquished RYOKO in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
WHO beat URSULAH in a 5 minute melee.
WHAT was overpowered by JUBHAL in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
INQUISITOR bested KAMILDSA in a 2 minute conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  14 -  2      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        18 -  17 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  15 -  3      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  25 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 550 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     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING 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       15   3  1  191 RAISING R'LYEH (573)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NYARLATHOTEP 5452          21  11  0  143 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAHAGHAL 5475              26  15  1   94 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
BASHING ATTACK   GRAPEFRUIT 5343            12   9  0   93 FRUITS (548)
WALL OF STEEL    EVERYONE BURNS 5470        10   5  1   67 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
AIMED BLOW       YES? 5534                   7   1  0   67 QUESTIONS (580)
TOTAL PARRY      WHO 5508                   13   7  0   46 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 INQUISITOR 5543.  The ten other most popular fighters were URSULAH 5471, 
NYARLATHOTEP 5452, MAHAGHAL 5475, OLYMPIA 5357, HABU 5529, MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518, 
YES? 5534, JUBHAL 5526, BEAST 1852, and DEMAGOGUE 5541.

The least popular fighter this week was WHAT 5509.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WHO 5508, GRAPEFRUIT 5343, MARGANAD 5550, SERPENT 1 5527, KAMILDSA 
5551, WHEN 5510, WHY 5511, DARK PRIESTESS 5542, Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522, and RYOKO 5382.

                        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!