DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/19/2010    Duedate: 12/02/2010

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-551

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BEAST
DEATH CULT (269)
(51-1852) [9-8-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BEAST                          POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATH CULT (269)               
(51-1852) [9-8-1,102]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAHAGHAL                       HABU
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
(51-5475) [27-15-1,97]         (51-5529) [6-4-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH CULT (269)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH CULT (269)            42
2. OMINOUS REIGN (140)         25      QUESTIONS (580)
3. QUESTIONS (580)             23      Unchartered Team
4. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         10
5. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)        1      JAKE'S JOKERS (414)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 RAISING R'LYEH (573)     179 101 17 63.9   1- 1 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      7  3 1
 2- 2 FRUITS (548)              72  41  2 63.7   2/ 4 DEATH CULT (269)          7  7 0
 3/ 3 QUESTIONS (580)           61  44  2 58.1   3/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       7  8 1
 4/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)       194 170 14 53.3   4/ 3 QUESTIONS (580)           6  9 1
 5/ 0 OMINOUS REIGN (140)      182 181 11 50.1   5/ 5 AMAZON ELITE (536)        4  5 0
 6/ 6 DEATH CULT (269)          43  43  5 50.0   6/ 0 OMINOUS REIGN (140)       3  1 0
 7/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      811 868 25 48.3   7/ 6 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)     2  5 0
 8/ 7 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)      7  14  1 33.3   8- 7 FRUITS (548)              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 662): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 544): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 667): ALFJAR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 639): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 663): RAVEN of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 658): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 666): SONYA of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 651): LIA HOBERN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 652): BIG PIMPIN' IMP of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 651): TERRA SIGILLATA of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 619): BELARDON FRYE of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 606): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 599): HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 550): OF SEA AND WIND of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 254): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 496): WHITE WIZARD of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 544): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 662): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 544): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 667): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 639): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 663): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 658): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 666): BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 651): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 652): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 651): THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 619): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 606): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 499): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 550): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 254): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 496): HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 544) 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 666): BETTERTHANEVER of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
               (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.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 651): TERRA SIGILLATA of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER 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 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TRICORUS games.  Former top team RAISING R'LYEH was 
unseated this week as DEATH CULT moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot with 
a 4-1-0 record for the round.  WO TIGER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested HABU and was awarded 19 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, WO TIGER put down HABU, causing it to lose 
12 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and inability to defend 
the throne, OF SEA AND WIND has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city has turned 
out in honor of BEAST, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he 
never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TRICORUS.  TRICORUS, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is QUESTIONS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding QUESTIONS.  Indeed it was AMAZON ELITE.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after URSULAH.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  I must report the passing of RYOKO, veteran of many duels.  4-6-0 
final record Hers was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  Must the 
anguished spirit of SAARVEGHAL toss forever in the grave unrevenged?  Against the 
code, OF SEA AND WIND has escaped his deed unpunished by DARK HORSEMEN!  Walk proud, 
warriors of DEATH CULT!  By striking down GALDOR O'HARE you have avenged the honor of 
your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in TRICORUS.  Dark alleys may hide both 
secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep 
vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in TRICORUS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can 
I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are 
angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAST 1852                    9   8  1   102       DEATH CULT (269)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OF SEA AND WIND 5469         15   3  1   191       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-NYARLATHOTEP 5452            21  11  0   143       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 MAHAGHAL 5475                27  15  1    97       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  11  0    68       QUESTIONS (580)
-EVERYONE BURNS 5470          10   5  1    67       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YES? 5534                     7   2  0    64       QUESTIONS (580)
-Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522              6   2  1    63       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 WO TIGER 3083                 6   3  1    62       OMINOUS REIGN (140)
 WHO 5508                     14   7  0    58       QUESTIONS (580)
-MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518        6   3  0    57       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHEN 5510                    11  10  2    56       QUESTIONS (580)
 JUBHAL 5526                   9   3  0    56       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 HABU 5529                     6   4  0    53       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
 WACHICHU 5476                 8   1  0    47       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 BREAKER BAR 5487              5   1  0    47       OMINOUS REIGN (140)
 WHAT 5509                    10  11  0    41       QUESTIONS (580)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK PRIESTESS 5542           4   2  2    34       DEATH CULT (269)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INQUISITOR 5543               4   2  0    33       DEATH CULT (269)
 GALDOR O'HARE 5524            7   7  1    29       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 HEMI 5490                     3   1  0    24       OMINOUS REIGN (140)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URSULAH 5471                  3   9  1    19       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 DARK JUSTICAR 5553            1   0  0    13       DEATH CULT (269)
 VECTOR 5489                   3   2  0    12       OMINOUS REIGN (140)
 KAMILDSA 5551                 1   2  0     5       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 MARGANAD 5550                 1   2  0     5       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 ZEALOT 5554                   0   1  0     1       DEATH CULT (269)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RYOKO 5382              4  6 0 AMAZON ELITE 536     WHEN 5510             551   
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  NOT REVENGED
DEMAGOGUE 5541          1  4 0 DEATH CULT 269       GALDOR O'HARE 5524    550  JUST REVENGED
WARLOCK 1849            7  9 0 DEATH CULT 269       Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522      549  REVENGED
SERPENT 3 5530          0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 2 582  FREEDOM FIGHTER       551  NONE
TALON 5549              0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 2 582  TRIER SAILOR          551  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Y'ha-nthlei -- Time to die, mortal.  -- Beast

Galdor -- Demagogue was a bit of a loudmouth anyway.  Still, it's my duty to avenge
him, and I look forward to it.  Another sacrifice? -- Priestess

Kamildsa -- Don't give up... I'm not done questioning you... -- Inquisitor

The Reaper -- No surprises there.  Hurry up and get your guys two more fights each.
Let's clear the ranks and let other people get PPs. -- Assur

Amazons -- You want a piece of me?!?  Well, I'm just going to sit in the sun for a
week and get nice and ripe.  And maybe I'll throw myself around a basketball court
for a few hours after that.  Oh yeah!  I'm going to make myself as unappealing as
possible, so that NOBODY will want anything to do with me!  People will wish I was
sour again. -- Grapefruit

Sadly, Tricorus has no answers when it comes to the recent tournament.

Nyarlathotep -- You know, I always thought of you as a guy.  Which may be why I lose.
-- Mahaghal

Dark Priestess -- Nasty-tempered wench. -- Marganad

Demagogue -- I don't believe a word you say. -- Galdor O'Hare
P.S.  And I didn't mean to kill you, but these things happen.

What -- Darned if I know. -- Jubhal

Iquisitor -- Always with the questions!  What about answers? -- Kamildsa

Amazon Elite -- I have one question for you, which I ask purely to satisfy my
curiosity and out of no malice, and it is:  Given your attitude toward down-
challenges, why do you not run in any of the Andorian arenas?  I have seen you here
and in Sunset, both Delarquan arenas where down-challenges are considered acceptable,
and Willaf and Lapur, both Free Blades arenas where down-challenges are not a
surprise though less common.  But not in any Andorian arena, where you would find
your fellow managers sharing your views.  Seriously, do you LIKE beating your head
against a stone wall? -- Jorja, puzzled manager of Dark Horsemen

Assur -- I wouldn't be surprised to find a DA character with the name Dark Priestess,
but not here.  Saarmighei would've been okay if she'd lasted, but that's the way it
goes. -- Jorja

Answer of the week:  Darned if I know!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TALON was butchered by TRIER SAILOR in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SERPENT 3 was slaughtered by FREEDOM FIGHTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DARK PRIESTESS overcame GALDOR O'HARE in a 1 minute gory Bloodfeud match.
RYOKO was slaughtered by WHEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
WACHICHU overpowered WHAT in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
INQUISITOR devastated URSULAH in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
BEAST devastated YES? in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
MAHAGHAL handily defeated WHY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HABU slimly lost to WO TIGER in a action packed 3 minute gruesome duel.
BREAKER BAR was defeated by WHO in a 4 minute duel.
JUBHAL vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HEMI overpowered KAMILDSA in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
VECTOR defeated ZEALOT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's match.
MARGANAD was handily defeated by DARK JUSTICAR in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    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 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  15 -  2      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  14 -  4      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        19 -  19 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  28 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 551 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BEAST 1852                  9   8  1  102 DEATH CULT (269)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAHAGHAL 5475              27  15  1   97 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
AIMED BLOW       YES? 5534                   7   2  0   64 QUESTIONS (580)
PARRY-LUNGE      WO TIGER 3083               6   3  1   62 OMINOUS REIGN (140)
TOTAL PARRY      WHO 5508                   14   7  0   58 QUESTIONS (580)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  WHEN 5510                  11  10  2   56 QUESTIONS (580)
BASHING ATTACK   JUBHAL 5526                 9   3  0   56 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
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 HABU 5529.  The ten other most popular fighters were BREAKER BAR 5487, WHAT 5509, 
WO TIGER 3083, VECTOR 5489, DARK PRIESTESS 5542, INQUISITOR 5543, DARK JUSTICAR 5553, 
MAHAGHAL 5475, JUBHAL 5526, and WHEN 5510.

The least popular fighter this week was KAMILDSA 5551.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WHO 5508, YES? 5534, RYOKO 5382, GALDOR O'HARE 5524, SERPENT 3 5530, 
TALON 5549, MARGANAD 5550, ZEALOT 5554, HEMI 5490, and WHY 5511.

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY L

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRUNO 4332 (67-35-2)                   2  3  0         BOY O'S              

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383 (29-26-5)         3  3  0         RAISING R'LYEH       
VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404 (24-11-3)       1  3  0         RAISING R'LYEH       
UP FROM THE SEA 5431 (25-11-1)         0  3  0         RAISING R'LYEH       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WO TIGER 3083 (5-3-1)                  1  3  0         OMINOUS REIGN        
BEAST 1852 (7-8-1)                     0  3  0         DEATH CULT           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROWBOAT CAPTAIN 5504 (1-0-0)           7  3  0         SEA DOGS             
Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522 (6-1-1)               5  3  0         RAISING R'LYEH       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARK PRIESTESS 5542 (2-2-2)            0  3  0         DEATH CULT           
INQUISITOR 5543 (2-2-0)                0  3  0         DEATH CULT           

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ORANGE 5168 (13-5-1)                   3  3  0         FRUITS               
RANFURLY 3418 (5-1-1)                  2  3  0         KIWI CONNECTION      

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GURGLEHOOTCH 4039 (5-5-0)              0  3  0         GRANDMASTER ACADEMY  

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARCHDUKE 1851 (6-6-0)                  3  3  0         DEATH CULT           
WARLOCK 1849 (7-9-0)                   2  3  0         DEATH CULT           
VICKIE 2031 (5-2-0)                    0  3  0         OMINOUS REIGN        

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MELISSA 5252 (5-6-0)                   2  3  0         AMAZON ELITE