DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/17/2010    Duedate: 12/30/2010

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-553

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BEAST
DEATH CULT (269)
(51-1852) [11-8-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRAPEFRUIT                     POSITION IS EMPTY
FRUITS (548)                   
(51-5343) [14-9-0,116]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAHAGHAL                       HABU
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
(51-5475) [28-16-1,101]        (51-5529) [6-6-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH CULT (269)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH CULT (269)            32
2. QUESTIONS (580)             29      FRUITS (548)
3. FRUITS (548)                19      Unchartered Team
4. AMAZON ELITE (536)          17
5. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)        1       (80)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FRUITS (548)              74  41  2 64.3   1/ 1 DEATH CULT (269)          9  6 0
 2- 2 RAISING R'LYEH (573)     181 104 17 63.5   2/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       8  7 0
 3/ 3 QUESTIONS (580)           66  49  2 57.4   3/ 4 QUESTIONS (580)           7  8 1
 4/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)       199 173 14 53.5   4/ 5 AMAZON ELITE (536)        6  5 0
 5- 5 OMINOUS REIGN (140)      182 181 11 50.1   5- 6 OMINOUS REIGN (140)       3  1 0
 6/ 6 DEATH CULT (269)          48  48  5 50.0   6/ 7 FRUITS (548)              2  0 0
 7/ 7 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      817 872 25 48.4   7- 3 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      2  3 0
 8/ 8 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)      7  16  1 30.4   8/ 8 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)     0  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): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 546): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 669): COFFEE HOUSE POET of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 641): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 665): RAVEN of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 660): PRIEST 2 of GOLDEN DAWN (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 668): SUZIE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 653): HATCHET MAN of ROGUES GALLERY (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 654): BOATSWAIN of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 653): GECKO of REPTILE RAMPAGE (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 621): COME ON of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 608): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 280): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 601): HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 552): BEAST of DEATH CULT (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 498): WHITE WIZARD of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 231): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 546): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 664): MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 546): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 669): VALLEY OF KINGS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 641): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 665): LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 660): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 668): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 653): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 654): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 653): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 621): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 608): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 280): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 601): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 552): DEATH CULT (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 498): HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 231): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 546) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 663): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (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  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 653): REZUREKT of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 652): DISEASE of DARK AT HEART (?, 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  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.

     Another satisfying victory over Y'ha-nthlei, but still he eludes death.  I
admire his will to live, for it will make extinguishing his soul that much more
sweet...
     I will try once more to end his miserable life.  But if fate has me face
another, then so it will be.  Mayhap Mahagal or Nyarlahotep will provide my next
victory.  My flail\'s barbs thirst for another...

-- Beast

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TRICORUS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  If this keeps up, RAISING R'LYEH, 
you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 4 in the rankings?  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see GRAPEFRUIT win a fight and gain 19 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, GRAPEFRUIT beat MAHAGHAL and MAHAGHAL lost 11 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, TRICORUS may be 
getting bland, as BEAST stays top dog in the city.  The Blue Dolphin Inn, humph!  
I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From TRICORUS' 
trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  RAISING R'LYEH was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like AMAZON ELITE 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.  And we have DARK JUSTICAR in a challenge, going down 8 
points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought DARK JUSTICAR showed great skill and 
promise when he was subdued by KAMILDSA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for TRICORUS' 
morgue.  More variety.  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!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAST 1852                   11   8  1   112       DEATH CULT (269)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPEFRUIT 5343              14   9  0   116       FRUITS (548)
 MAHAGHAL 5475                28  16  1   101       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-NYARLATHOTEP 5452            21  12  0    97       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OF SEA AND WIND 5469         15   4  1    90       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 WHEN 5510                    13  10  2    82       QUESTIONS (580)
-EVERYONE BURNS 5470          11   5  1    75       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 OLYMPIA 5357                 10   9  2    75       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518        7   3  0    74       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 WHY 5511                     11  12  0    72       QUESTIONS (580)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUBHAL 5526                  11   3  0    71       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHAEDRA 5380                 16  16  1    65       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522              6   3  1    63       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-WO TIGER 3083                 6   3  1    62       OMINOUS REIGN (140)
 WHO 5508                     15   8  0    58       QUESTIONS (580)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WACHICHU 5476                10   1  0    54       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 WHAT 5509                    11  12  0    51       QUESTIONS (580)
 INQUISITOR 5543               5   3  0    50       DEATH CULT (269)
-BREAKER BAR 5487              5   1  0    47       OMINOUS REIGN (140)
 YES? 5534                     7   4  0    46       QUESTIONS (580)
 HABU 5529                     6   6  0    46       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALDOR O'HARE 5524            8   8  1    33       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 KAMILDSA 5551                 3   2  0    25       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-HEMI 5490                     3   1  0    24       OMINOUS REIGN (140)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK PRIESTESS 5542           4   4  2    22       DEATH CULT (269)
 XENOLEE 5556                  2   0  0    21       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 DARK JUSTICAR 5553            2   1  0    16       DEATH CULT (269)
 ZEALOT 5554                   1   2  0    15       DEATH CULT (269)
 YOLANDA 5557                  1   0  0    13       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-VECTOR 5489                   3   2  0    12       OMINOUS REIGN (140)
 MARGANAD 5550                 1   4  0     7       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

'-' 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   
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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Grapefruit -- You're 25 points up, why ya gotta pick on me.  ;-) -- Why

Mountain of Steel -- Yes, you are a Mountain of Steel, congratz on the up challenge.
-- Yes?

Everyone Burns -- After a night with you I'm sure Everyone Burns. -- Who

Habu -- I enjoy beating you, but I'll try not to make a habu of it. -- When

Jubhal -- I feel trampled. -- What

Beast -- I don't take it personally, I wasn't in your league. -- Yes?

Amazons -- I'm sure you know there was nothing personal in the death of Ryoko.  You
are welcome to bloodfeud, we won't hide.  I might be a bit amused though if something
bad happens, since it was a challenge that started this whole mess.  ;-) -- Sherlock,
Mgr. Questions
P.S.  I like strikers, then I never have to remember which weapon to use.

Questions -- Personals!  Hurray!  Do you have a manager identity? -- Assur

Amazons -- I'm not a person, I'm a fruit.  But yes, I've been told more than once
that I am, indeed, a freak.  And when Amazons threaten to slice me into little

pieces, I get a bit defensive.  And the best defense of any fruit from a horrible
date with digestion is to become the most unappealing fruit possible, one that not
even a crazy Amazon would want to eat. -- Grapefruit

Answer of the week: Bethlehem (okay, techincally it was an answer more than 100,000
weeks ago to wise men searching for a baby)

Dark Priestess -- Ha!  Take that.  Talk about a win-win situation, either one of us
could have settled a bloodfeud with that fight.  Still, you want to try again, I'm
not going anywhere. -- Galdor O'Hare
P.S.  Although I do still regret not ending up in Kyr'terr, which was where I was
supposed to enroll.

Nharlathotep -- Consider it a tentacle-bob.  Long tentacles are out this year. --
Mahaghal

Zealot -- Ah, that's the problem with "sword high" when you're tall and I'm short.
It leaves a LOT of your body unprotected. -- Kamildsa

What -- I haven't a clue, myself. -- Jubhal

Xenolee -- Damn, wind sprints for me.  I hate doing wind sprints in the middle of
winter.  Or any other time.  But there it is. -- Marganad

Amazons -- If you want to retain your managerial anonymity, you'll have to forego
personals.  Your style and content are distinctive. -- Jorja

Answer of the week:  As soon as the ice melts.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PHAEDRA was devastated by WHEN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
INQUISITOR vanquished GALDOR O'HARE in a exciting 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
GRAPEFRUIT vanquished MAHAGHAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ZEALOT overpowered MARGANAD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DARK JUSTICAR was bested by KAMILDSA in a 4 minute novice's Challenge duel.
BEAST overpowered OLYMPIA in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
JUBHAL overpowered YES? in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WHY vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WACHICHU luckily beat HABU in a action packed 4 minute duel.
WHO outlasted FRATSFA SLAVE in a tiring 10 minute veteran vs. beginner fight.
WHAT overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
DARK PRIESTESS was unbelievably bested by XENOLEE in a 3 minute brutal contest.
YOLANDA demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  13 -  2      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  15 -  4      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        19 -  18 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  29 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  19 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 553 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  5         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         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                 11   8  1  112 DEATH CULT (269)
BASHING ATTACK   GRAPEFRUIT 5343            14   9  0  116 FRUITS (548)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAHAGHAL 5475              28  16  1  101 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  WHEN 5510                  13  10  2   82 QUESTIONS (580)
TOTAL PARRY      WHO 5508                   15   8  0   58 QUESTIONS (580)
AIMED BLOW       YES? 5534                   7   4  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 HABU 5529.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARK JUSTICAR 5553, KAMILDSA 
5551, DARK PRIESTESS 5542, INQUISITOR 5543, ZEALOT 5554, BEAST 1852, WHY 5511, WHAT 
5509, WHEN 5510, and GALDOR O'HARE 5524.

The least popular fighter this week was WHO 5508.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YES? 5534, OLYMPIA 5357, MAHAGHAL 5475, PHAEDRA 5380, XENOLEE 5556, 
MARGANAD 5550, YOLANDA 5557, WACHICHU 5476, JUBHAL 5526, and GRAPEFRUIT 5343.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes