DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/31/2010    Duedate: 01/13/2011

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-554

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAHAGHAL
DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5475) [29-16-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAHAGHAL                       POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            
(51-5475) [29-16-1,113]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAHAGHAL                       OF SEA AND WIND
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            RAISING R'LYEH (573)
(51-5475) [29-16-1,113]        (51-5469) [16-4-1,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         61
2. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)       44      RAISING R'LYEH (573)
3. RAISING R'LYEH (573)        43      Unchartered Team
4. AMAZON ELITE (536)           6
5. QUESTIONS (580)             -6      NASDAQ (467)

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)     186 104 17 64.1   1/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       9  6 0
 2/ 1 FRUITS (548)              74  42  2 63.8   2/ 7 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      7  3 0
 3/ 3 QUESTIONS (580)           67  53  2 55.8   3/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)        7  5 0
 4/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)       201 175 14 53.5   4/ 1 DEATH CULT (269)          7  8 0
 5/ 6 DEATH CULT (269)          50  51  5 49.5   5/ 3 QUESTIONS (580)           6  9 0
 6/ 7 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      820 874 25 48.4   6/ 6 FRUITS (548)              2  1 0
 7/ 8 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)      8  19  1 29.6   7/ 8 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 665): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 547): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 670): VECTOR UNSTABLE of ASTRAL KIN (Arcane Kid, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 642): ARMITAGE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 666): RAVEN of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 661): HAPPY HARRIET of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 669): SUZIE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 654): WIZARDS! Of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 655): MHORAM of WAY OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 654): GECKO of REPTILE RAMPAGE (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 622): COME ON of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 609): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 280): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 602): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 553): 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 499): WHITE WIZARD of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 231): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 547): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 665): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 547): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 670): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 642): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 666): LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 661): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 669): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 654): BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 655): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 654): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 622): REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 609): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 280): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 602): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 553): 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 499): HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 231): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 547) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 663): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 642): ARMITAGE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 669): SUZIE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 655): STICKY SHADOW of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
                            KRUSK of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 654): ANGEL of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
               (turn 653): REZUREKT of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in TRICORUS, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--DARK HORSEMEN.  Nothing works for a 
team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as RAISING R'LYEH can 
attest...  DARK HORSEMEN had cause to celebrate, after KAMILDSA got 24 points by 
beating INQUISITOR.  INQUISITOR certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after 
losing to KAMILDSA and losing 22 points in the process!  Duelmaster BEAST from DEATH 
CULT is going for the gold, as he challenged DARK HORSEMEN's MAHAGHAL.  Ooh, the 
excitement!  Now I can't insult MAHAGHAL, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh 
great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) 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!  Perhaps the warriors of DARK HORSEMEN should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, RAISING R'LYEH scurried away from DARK HORSEMEN.  Oh, the shame!  
Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever 
it is, MAHAGHAL is the most challenged warrior.  Take heed TRICORUS, of the 
unprincipled action of GRAPEFRUIT.  By challenging JUBHAL, 45 points below him, 
GRAPEFRUIT besmirches the noble art of dueling.  Bookies and GRAPEFRUIT were more 
than a little surprised, as JUBHAL snatched an easy victory from GRAPEFRUIT, gaining 
23 points.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Never one to 
advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see AMAZON ELITE retaliate against 
QUESTIONS in bloodfeud!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed 
body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in TRICORUS would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid TRICORUS farewell-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAHAGHAL 5475                29  16  1   113       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYARLATHOTEP 5452            22  12  0   101       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 OF SEA AND WIND 5469         16   4  1    99       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 JUBHAL 5526                  12   3  0    94       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 BEAST 1852                   11   9  1    93       DEATH CULT (269)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518        8   3  0    88       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 OLYMPIA 5357                 11   9  2    86       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 GRAPEFRUIT 5343              14  10  0    82       FRUITS (548)
 EVERYONE BURNS 5470          12   5  1    80       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 WHEN 5510                    13  11  2    74       QUESTIONS (580)
 Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522              7   3  1    74       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 WHY 5511                     11  13  0    71       QUESTIONS (580)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHAEDRA 5380                 16  17  1    66       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 WHO 5508                     15   9  0    59       QUESTIONS (580)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HABU 5529                     7   6  0    55       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
-WACHICHU 5476                10   1  0    54       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 YES? 5534                     8   4  0    53       QUESTIONS (580)
 KAMILDSA 5551                 4   2  0    49       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 WHAT 5509                    11  13  0    46       QUESTIONS (580)
 GALDOR O'HARE 5524            8   9  1    34       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEALOT 5554                   2   2  0    30       DEATH CULT (269)
 INQUISITOR 5543               5   4  0    28       DEATH CULT (269)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK PRIESTESS 5542           5   4  2    25       DEATH CULT (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOLANDA 5557                  2   0  0    20       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 DARK JUSTICAR 5553            2   2  0    11       DEATH CULT (269)
 XENOLEE 5556                  2   1  0     8       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 MARGANAD 5550                 1   5  0     8       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  JUST REVENGED
DEMAGOGUE 5541          1  4 0 DEATH CULT 269       GALDOR O'HARE 5524    550  REVENGED
BUB BYE 5564            0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 2 582  ARENAMASTER RAHJ      554  NONE
SEE YA 5563             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 2 582  PRIEST OF KARN        554  NONE
SERPENT 2 5552          0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 2 582  ARENAMASTER RAHJ      554  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Phaedra -- When you said this was going to be a bloodfeud, I kinda expected you'd aim
for MY blood. -- When

Jubhal -- Ow. -- Yes?

Assur -- Jorja tells me I am Sherlock, and who am I to argue. :-) -- Sherlock, Mgr.
Questions

Why -- Because my manager is evil. -- Grapefruit

Why -- I recommend Wish to Avoid: Fruits (548) -- Assur
P.S.  Or you could ask nicely to be left alone.  I am an evil Delarquan manager,
though I oppose killing other managers' warrior, just as I hate my own warriors being
killed.  As far as challenges/avoid?  They are there to be used.

Answer of the week: 14 wins, 20 arena fights, 3 ratings, AND
                       17 PP's

Come on Grapefruit, you can do it! -- Assur

Mahaghal -- I did it!  Maybe the saying is true and the 3rd time is a charm! --
Grapefruit

Oh please, RSI!!  Beast at 105 points vs. Olympia at 79 points?!?!  Gimme a break
already, aye?  How much did Death Cult pay you for the free win??  Let's get real,
people.  That was no match-up and you know it.  Clearly and unequivocably a freebie
win handed to the Death Cult.  Don't even dare try telling me I'm wrong.

When -- I sincerely envy the purely lucky shot you got on me. -- Phaedra

Inquisitor -- You ask too many questions.  Questions always make trouble.  What the
world needs is a few answers. -- Galdor O'Hare
P.S.  Not ALL the answers, that would be boring, but some.

Grapefruit -- Damn, I forgot to bring the sugar! -- Mahaghal, gagging at the taste

Zealot -- Actually, Galdor had it wrong.  Sure, too many questions can be bad, but
unquestioning faith is probably worse. -- Marganad

Dark Justicar -- Think of it as a trial-by-combat scenario, and I came out ahead.
The gods are on MY side. -- Kamildsa

Yes? -- No. -- Jubhal

Answer of the Week:  Crop failure.  Either a hurricane or an oil spill.  (To the
question:  Why are there no fresh cranberries in the stores?)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SERPENT 2 was butchered by ARENAMASTER RAHJ in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was slaughtered by PRIEST OF KARN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BUB BYE was murdered by ARENAMASTER RAHJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BEAST was vanquished by MAHAGHAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
GRAPEFRUIT was defeated by JUBHAL in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
OLYMPIA subdued WHEN in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
Y'HA-NTHLEI devastated PHAEDRA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ZEALOT devastated XENOLEE in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
NYARLATHOTEP handily defeated WHY in a 2 minute uneven fight.
OF SEA AND WIND vanquished WHO in a action packed 2 minute uneven duel.
EVERYONE BURNS savagely defeated KUNG FU MASTER in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
MOUNTAIN OF STEEL overpowered VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven match.
YES? overpowered GALDOR O'HARE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WHAT was savagely defeated by HABU in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody competition.
INQUISITOR was demolished by KAMILDSA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DARK PRIESTESS savagely defeated MARGANAD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory conflict.
DARK JUSTICAR was outwaited by YOLANDA in a 7 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  15 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  17 -  4      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  29 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        18 -  19 -  0      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  21 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 554 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MAHAGHAL 5475              29  16  1  113 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NYARLATHOTEP 5452          22  12  0  101 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
STRIKING ATTACK  OF SEA AND WIND 5469       16   4  1   99 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
BASHING ATTACK   JUBHAL 5526                12   3  0   94 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
WALL OF STEEL    EVERYONE BURNS 5470        12   5  1   80 RAISING R'LYEH (573)
SLASHING ATTACK  WHEN 5510                  13  11  2   74 QUESTIONS (580)
TOTAL PARRY      WHO 5508                   15   9  0   59 QUESTIONS (580)
AIMED BLOW       YES? 5534                   8   4  0   53 QUESTIONS (580)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 OF SEA AND WIND 5469.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARK JUSTICAR 
5553, EVERYONE BURNS 5470, HABU 5529, DARK PRIESTESS 5542, ZEALOT 5554, MOUNTAIN OF 
STEEL 5518, MAHAGHAL 5475, JUBHAL 5526, OLYMPIA 5357, and Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522.

The least popular fighter this week was YOLANDA 5557.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WHAT 5509, GALDOR O'HARE 5524, PHAEDRA 5380, BEAST 1852, BUB BYE 5564, 
SERPENT 2 5552, MARGANAD 5550, INQUISITOR 5543, WHO 5508, and XENOLEE 5556.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

NYARLATHOTEP (51-5452) RAISING R'LYEH (573)
OF SEA AND WIND (51-5469) RAISING R'LYEH (573)