DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/03/2010    Duedate: 12/16/2010

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-552

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BEAST
DEATH CULT (269)
(51-1852) [10-8-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAHAGHAL                       POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            
(51-5475) [28-15-1,112]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAHAGHAL                       INQUISITOR
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DEATH CULT (269)
(51-5475) [28-15-1,112]        (51-5543) [4-3-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH CULT (269)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         45
2. AMAZON ELITE (536)          11      FRUITS (548)
3. FRUITS (548)                 4      Unchartered Team
4. OMINOUS REIGN (140)          0
5. DEATH CULT (269)             0      SILK (327)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 FRUITS (548)              73  41  2 64.0   1/ 2 DEATH CULT (269)          9  5 0
 2/ 1 RAISING R'LYEH (573)     181 104 17 63.5   2/ 3 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       8  7 1
 3/ 3 QUESTIONS (580)           62  48  2 56.4   3/ 1 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      5  5 0
 4/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)       196 171 14 53.4   4/ 4 QUESTIONS (580)           5 10 1
 5- 5 OMINOUS REIGN (140)      182 181 11 50.1   5/ 5 AMAZON ELITE (536)        4  5 0
 6/ 6 DEATH CULT (269)          45  46  5 49.5   6- 6 OMINOUS REIGN (140)       3  1 0
 7/ 7 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      815 869 25 48.4   7/ 8 FRUITS (548)              1  1 0
 8/ 8 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)      7  15  1 31.8   8/ 7 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)     1  5 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 663): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 545): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 668): ALFJAR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 640): KENYA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 664): RAVEN of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 659): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 667): SUZIE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 652): HATCHET MAN of ROGUES GALLERY (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 653): BIG PIMPIN' IMP of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 652): TERRE HAUTE of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 620): BELARDON FRYE of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 607): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 600): HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 551): BEAST of DEATH CULT (Obregon, 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 497): WHITE WIZARD of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 545): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 663): MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 545): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 668): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 640): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 664): LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 659): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 667): BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 652): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 653): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 652): 420 B.C. (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 620): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 607): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 600): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 551): DEATH CULT (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 254): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 497): HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 545) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 663): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 668): ALFJAR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
                          CADILLAC DUNDEE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 640): KENYA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                           CASSIS of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 666): BETTERTHANEVER of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 653): BIG PIMPIN' IMP of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal)
                            PINCH BLISTER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            THE CODDLER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 652): DISEASE of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
               (turn 651): TERRA SIGILLATA of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 620): BELARDON FRYE of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, 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.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 497): JIMEMMA LOCA of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It is odd that I again ascend to the throne in the absence of others.  Though my
thrashing of Yes? was as thorough as it was quick, it did not have the air of a
battle of equals.  And in truth, though I was victorious I was disappointed, for I
sought the blood of Y'ha-nthlei upon the barbs of my flail and the edge of my blade.
Perhaps the mortal will return to battle on the next cycle and face his fate; if not,
then others will face my abyssal fury.
     Let us hope I am not defeated again by a citrus fruit with a dagger.  I can
still hear the laughter of the hellborn in my ears from that loss...

-- Beast

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TRICORUS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team RAISING R'LYEH was 
unseated this week as DEATH CULT moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 2-3-0 record for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record which DARK 
HORSEMEN managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw 
challengers!  MOUNTAIN OF STEEL caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission 
as he skillfully bested YES? and was awarded 17 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, MOUNTAIN OF STEEL put down YES?, causing him to lose 13 
points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the fights this week, the 
spotlight was on Y'HA-NTHLEI as he bore arms against the Bloodfeud of reigning 
Duelmaster BEAST.  Not for nothing has BEAST in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Heed 
this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city 
shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TRICORUS.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  AMAZON ELITE is feared.  This much I can say.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding AMAZON ELITE.  Indeed it was RAISING R'LYEH.  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  WHY take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in TRICORUS.  GRAPEFRUIT must really be harboring a grudge against the 
QUESTIONS guild!  Merciless, 25 challenged down WHY points this week to duel with he. 
The weight of the challenge fell hard upon WHY and predictably she was subdued by 
GRAPEFRUIT.  This is how to arouse the anger of an entire guild!  As a gladiator gets 
older, the icy grip of fear lays hold of hers heart.  True, NYARLATHOTEP?  Who could 
miss your "brave" challenge of MAHAGHAL?  Surprising everyone, MAHAGHAL overcame 
NYARLATHOTEP, earning 15 points of recognition in the process!  A knave's just 
desserts are the sweetest victory.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  This week marked the last days of 
URSULAH who at 3-9-1 was dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of AMAZON 
ELITE's demanding management.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable 
with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAST 1852                   10   8  1   105       DEATH CULT (269)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAHAGHAL 5475                28  15  1   112       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 NYARLATHOTEP 5452            21  12  0    97       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 GRAPEFRUIT 5343              13   9  0    97       FRUITS (548)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OF SEA AND WIND 5469         15   4  1    90       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-OLYMPIA 5357                 10   8  2    79       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-PHAEDRA 5380                 16  15  1    75       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 EVERYONE BURNS 5470          11   5  1    75       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518        7   3  0    74       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHEN 5510                    12  10  2    66       QUESTIONS (580)
 WHY 5511                     10  12  0    65       QUESTIONS (580)
 Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522              6   3  1    63       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 JUBHAL 5526                  10   3  0    62       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-WO TIGER 3083                 6   3  1    62       OMINOUS REIGN (140)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHO 5508                     14   8  0    56       QUESTIONS (580)
 YES? 5534                     7   3  0    51       QUESTIONS (580)
 WACHICHU 5476                 9   1  0    49       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-BREAKER BAR 5487              5   1  0    47       OMINOUS REIGN (140)
 HABU 5529                     6   5  0    45       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
 GALDOR O'HARE 5524            8   7  1    43       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 WHAT 5509                    10  12  0    42       QUESTIONS (580)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INQUISITOR 5543               4   3  0    33       DEATH CULT (269)
-HEMI 5490                     3   1  0    24       OMINOUS REIGN (140)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK JUSTICAR 5553            2   0  0    22       DEATH CULT (269)
 DARK PRIESTESS 5542           4   3  2    21       DEATH CULT (269)
 KAMILDSA 5551                 2   2  0    14       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-VECTOR 5489                   3   2  0    12       OMINOUS REIGN (140)
 XENOLEE 5556                  1   0  0     8       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 MARGANAD 5550                 1   3  0     6       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 ZEALOT 5554                   0   2  0     2       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   
URSULAH 5471            3 10 1 AMAZON ELITE 536     PRIEST OF KARN        552  NONE
SAARMIGHEI 5548         0  1 0 DARK HORSEMEN 433    DARK PRIESTESS 5542   548  JUST REVENGED
DEMAGOGUE 5541          1  4 0 DEATH CULT 269       GALDOR O'HARE 5524    550  REVENGED
WARLOCK 1849            7  9 0 DEATH CULT 269       Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522      549  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ryoko -- Oops. My bad, I'd feel bad about killing you... if you weren't the one to
challenge me. -- When

Wachichu -- Why does When get all the fun? -- What

Beast -- Great shot, keep fighting like that and you'll make Dualmaster one day... --
Yes?

Mahaghal -- Oooh, that stings! -- Why

Breaker Bar -- Next time buy a new Warhammer and maybe you'll win. -- Who

Galdor -- a satisfying win, but you escaped the dark altar.  I don't think I'm ready
to let you off the hook just yet, though... -- Dark Priestess

Ursulah -- I like a woman that can take a relentless pounding.  But you will
submit... and answer... -- Inquisitor

Marganad -- Hunting you was all too easy. -- Justicar

Vector -- None can long avoid the fury of the Cult! -- Zealot

Grapefruit freak -- Go ahead and sit in the sun until you rot into oblivion for all I
care.  Boasting about your arrogance is just indicative of a total lack of character.
You are truly a sick person. -- Amazons

Jorja of Dark Horsemen -- Am certain you have me confused with someone else running
in all those other arenas you mentioned.  Have no earthly idea what the heck you're
talking about.  Senseless babbling will get you nowhere, but I sincerely appreciate
the inquiry.  Perhaps you need to step away from that "stone wall" which makes you so
puzzled?? -- Amazons

Questions -- Am now wishing that I'll be afforded an opportunity to eliminate one of
yours in the near future.  Nice shot vs. Ryoko.  She had some potential, but not
much: ST 11 CN 9 SZ 9 WT 15 WL 8 SP 21 DF 11.  I traditionally hate strikers, but
occasionally there's no other way to go.  The Amazons will always celebrate the
passing of one of theirs from desperate combat.

Answer of the week: Send your mail early.

I'm back, smelly and mushy and overripe. -- Grapefruit

Answer of the week:  Sorry, sick again, so no personals.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

URSULAH was butchered by PRIEST OF KARN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BEAST vanquished Y'HA-NTHLEI in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud Title battle.
DARK PRIESTESS was demolished by GALDOR O'HARE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
GRAPEFRUIT devastated WHY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
NYARLATHOTEP was narrowly defeated by MAHAGHAL in a 4 minute master's Challenge match.
MOUNTAIN OF STEEL overpowered YES? in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
INQUISITOR was unbelievably bested by WACHICHU in a 5 minute Challenge competition.
ZEALOT was vanquished by KAMILDSA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
OF SEA AND WIND was unbelievably bested by KHALUHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute fight.
EVERYONE BURNS defeated WHO in a 6 minute expert's match.
HABU was overpowered by WHEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WHAT was demolished by JUBHAL in a 1 minute bloody mismatched competition.
MARGANAD was luckily beaten by XENOLEE in a popular 4 minute amateur's match.
DARK JUSTICAR handily defeated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  15 -  2      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  14 -  4      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        19 -  20 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  31 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 552 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BEAST 1852                 10   8  1  105 DEATH CULT (269)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAHAGHAL 5475              28  15  1  112 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NYARLATHOTEP 5452          21  12  0   97 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
BASHING ATTACK   GRAPEFRUIT 5343            13   9  0   97 FRUITS (548)
WALL OF STEEL    EVERYONE BURNS 5470        11   5  1   75 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
SLASHING ATTACK  WHEN 5510                  12  10  2   66 QUESTIONS (580)
TOTAL PARRY      WHO 5508                   14   8  0   56 QUESTIONS (580)
AIMED BLOW       YES? 5534                   7   3  0   51 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 OF SEA AND WIND 5469, 
MAHAGHAL 5475, MARGANAD 5550, NYARLATHOTEP 5452, EVERYONE BURNS 5470, BEAST 1852, 
GALDOR O'HARE 5524, GRAPEFRUIT 5343, MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518, and WACHICHU 5476.

The least popular fighter this week was WHO 5508.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WHAT 5509, HABU 5529, YES? 5534, WHY 5511, DARK PRIESTESS 5542, 
Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522, URSULAH 5471, XENOLEE 5556, ZEALOT 5554, and DARK JUSTICAR 5553.