DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/28/2011    Duedate: 02/10/2011

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-556

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JUBHAL
DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5526) [14-3-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JUBHAL                         POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            
(51-5526) [14-3-0,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAHAGHAL                       HABU
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
(51-5475) [30-17-1,108]        (51-5529) [8-7-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)       36
2. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         30      FRUITS (548)
3. AMAZON ELITE (536)          13      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH CULT (269)             0
5. RAISING R'LYEH (573)         0       (80)

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)     188 107 17 63.7   1/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      10  5 0
 2/ 1 FRUITS (548)              75  43  2 63.6   2/ 1 AMAZON ELITE (536)        8  4 0
 3/ 4 AMAZON ELITE (536)       207 177 14 53.9   3- 3 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      7  3 0
 4/ 3 QUESTIONS (580)           70  60  2 53.8   4- 4 DEATH CULT (269)          4  6 0
 5- 5 DEATH CULT (269)          52  54  5 49.1   5/ 5 QUESTIONS (580)           4 11 0
 6/ 6 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      827 877 25 48.5   6/ 7 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)     3 10 0
 7/ 7 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)     10  26  1 27.8   7/ 6 FRUITS (548)              1  2 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 667): FLOOD SURFER of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 549): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 672): KARAOKE KILLER of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 644): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 668): MECHANON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 663): HAPPY HARRIET of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 671): ESCHER of UNDEAD ARTISTS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 656): FLATLINERS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 657): ANONYMISSUS of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 656): BORGES of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 624): ALLIS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 611): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 281): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 604): HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 555): EVERYONE BURNS of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 256): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 501): WHITE WIZARD of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 232): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 549): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 667): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 549): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 672): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 644): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 668): LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 663): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 671): BUNIONS SQUAD (Obregonr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 656): BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 657): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 656): LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 624): REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 611): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 281): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 604): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 555): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 256): BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 501): HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 232): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 549) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 672): KARAOKE KILLER of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
                          VECTOR UNSTALBE of ASTRAL KIN (Arcane Kid, mgr.)
              (turn 671): COFFEE HOUSE POET of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 644): DIAPERED ZALGOR of BABY BROTHERS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 671): RAMROD of BUNION  SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 554): NYARLATHOTEP of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
                             OF SEA AND WIND of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at AMAZON ELITE left the arena dejected, after being kicked 
out of the top spot by DARK HORSEMEN.  Good show!  SERPENTS HOLD 2 had cause to 
celebrate, after TACK TACK got 19 points by beating PERSISTANT BEGGAR.  Win some, 
lose some.  Speaking of which, MARGANAD was winsome, after beating YOLANDA and seeing 
her lose 8 points.  A certain someone saw EVERYONE BURNS at The Silver Chalice with 
the shakes, and now he fails to show up to defend his throne.  What a pathetic slob!  
Now I can't insult JUBHAL, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new 
Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So who's the team that's been 
walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of DEATH CULT, alone and unchallenged.  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, AMAZON ELITE scurried away from DEATH CULT.  Oh, 
the shame!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Q:  What's a record like 11-9-2 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  
This week's winner:  OLYMPIA of AMAZON ELITE!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for 
he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  TRICORUS, I leave 
you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Silver Chalice.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUBHAL 5526                  14   3  0   109       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAHAGHAL 5475                30  17  1   108       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-EVERYONE BURNS 5470          13   5  1   103       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 GRAPEFRUIT 5343              15  11  0    97       FRUITS (548)
-BEAST 1852                   11  10  1    91       DEATH CULT (269)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHAEDRA 5380                 18  17  1    85       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522              8   3  1    85       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
-MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518        8   4  0    76       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 WHY 5511                     12  14  0    68       QUESTIONS (580)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WACHICHU 5476                11   1  0    66       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 HABU 5529                     8   7  0    61       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
 WHO 5508                     16  10  0    58       QUESTIONS (580)
 WHEN 5510                    13  13  2    58       QUESTIONS (580)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YES? 5534                     9   5  0    55       QUESTIONS (580)
 KAMILDSA 5551                 6   2  0    55       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 WHAT 5509                    11  15  0    48       QUESTIONS (580)
-ZEALOT 5554                   3   2  0    48       DEATH CULT (269)
-INQUISITOR 5543               6   4  0    41       DEATH CULT (269)
 GALDOR O'HARE 5524            8  11  1    38       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARGANAD 5550                 3   5  0    32       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-DARK PRIESTESS 5542           5   5  2    28       DEATH CULT (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XENOLEE 5556                  4   1  0    23       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 TACK TACK 5555                1   0  0    19       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
 YOLANDA 5557                  3   1  0    18       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-DARK JUSTICAR 5553            2   3  0     9       DEATH CULT (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAPE 5570                    0   1  0     1       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OLYMPIA 5357           11 10 2 AMAZON ELITE 536     ARENAMASTER RAHJ      556  NONE
CHANCE 5569             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 2 582  ADELA RIAN            556  NONE
SEE YA 5568             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 2 582  ARENAMASTER RAHJ      556  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

y'ha-nthlei -- Who erased my elder sign? -- When

     Yesterday.

Phaedra -- I almost had you!  Maybe next time. -- Why

Zealot -- Ew, lost to a 2-2, how humbling. -- What

Habu -- I never liked snakes. -- Who

Mahaghal -- Perhaps you are better than we think, but please explain why the
commission still rates you as inferior material?  Very soon, you graduate under the
scum rules. -- Assur

Mountain of Steel -- You are my best friend (until hopefully this turn when someone
gives Grapefruit the last 2 PP's he needs). -- Assur

Jubhal -- Hmmm.  Medications...  Perhaps I should see if your doctor can help me.  I
have been feeling a little under the weather.  A little slow to get up in the
morning.  My skin is quite squishy and weak.  Yeah, I'll ask the doctor for something
to speed me up and make me a bit stronger. - Grapefruit

Answer of the week:  I have never knowingly taken any illegal performance enhancing
drugs.

Beast -- So, does this mean that Mahaghal broke your streak completely?  Works for
me. -- Jubhal

Inquisitor -- But I don't KNOW the answer to that. -- Galdor O'Hare
P.S.  Why would I?  I was never THERE.

Dark Priestess -- I was blessed by Shierah in that match. -- Kamildsa

Dark Justiciar -- Nah, I know the blindfold is a big deal, but really justice needs
to see clearly--as, by daylight--in order to get all the facts. -- Marganad

Everyone Burns -- At the least, I did.  Ouch, where's the aloe? -- Mahaghal

Grapefruit -- You're all heart. -- Jubhal

Assur -- Well, you know he isn't going to change weapons or strategy, and if you work
with the challenges and avoids, you shouldn't have to face him unexpectedly. -- Jorja
P.S.  Jubhal is a name.  What did you think it was?

Answer of the week:  Take two aspirins and stop bothering me.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OLYMPIA was butchered by ARENAMASTER RAHJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was murdered by ARENAMASTER RAHJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
CHANCE was murdered by ADELA RIAN in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
JUBHAL bested GRAPEFRUIT in a popular 1 minute Title contest.
MAHAGHAL defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
PHAEDRA vanquished YES? in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HABU was luckily beaten by WACHICHU in a crowd pleasing 6 minute brawl.
WHY overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WHEN was vanquished by M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WHO defeated GALDOR O'HARE in a 2 minute duel.
WHAT lost to KAMILDSA in a 2 minute fight.
YOLANDA was defeated by MARGANAD in a 2 minute match.
XENOLEE handily defeated SNAPE in a 3 minute one-sided bout.
TACK TACK demolished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        19 -  17 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  27 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  18 -  2      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  23 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  20 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 556 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   JUBHAL 5526                14   3  0  109 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAHAGHAL 5475              30  17  1  108 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  PHAEDRA 5380               18  17  1   85 AMAZON ELITE (536)
TOTAL PARRY      WACHICHU 5476              11   1  0   66 AMAZON ELITE (536)
AIMED BLOW       YES? 5534                   9   5  0   55 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 MARGANAD 5550, MAHAGHAL 
5475, GALDOR O'HARE 5524, CHANCE 5569, JUBHAL 5526, PHAEDRA 5380, WHY 5511, WHO 5508, 
WHAT 5509, and KAMILDSA 5551.

The least popular fighter this week was YOLANDA 5557.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WHEN 5510, SEE YA 5568, XENOLEE 5556, WACHICHU 5476, YES? 5534, 
GRAPEFRUIT 5343, OLYMPIA 5357, TACK TACK 5555, SNAPE 5570, and KAMILDSA 5551.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GRAPEFRUIT (51-5343) FRUITS (548)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MARCO 5008 (96-67-2)                   1  4  0         BOY O'S              

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRUNO 4332 (70-38-2)                   1  4  0         BOY O'S              

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ERICK 746 (55-65-2)                    0  3  0         OMINOUS REIGN        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MOLLY 2077 (59-55-1)                   2  3  0         OMINOUS REIGN        
VOICES IN MY HEAD 5404 (24-11-3)       2  3  0         RAISING R'LYEH       
ARGORE 2313 (32-26-1)                  1  3  0         OMINOUS REIGN        
FEAR OF THE DARK 5375 (26-27-1)        1  3  0         RAISING R'LYEH       
TELENIA 2942 (15-8-0)                  1  3  0         OMINOUS REIGN        
UP FROM THE SEA 5431 (26-13-1)         1  3  0         RAISING R'LYEH       
COLOROUTOFSPACE 5383 (31-27-5)         0  1  0         RAISING R'LYEH       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NYARLATHOTEP 5452 (22-13-0)            2  3  1         RAISING R'LYEH       
OF SEA AND WIND 5469 (16-5-1)          0  3  0         RAISING R'LYEH       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EVERYONE BURNS 5470 (13-5-1)           1  3  0         RAISING R'LYEH       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WO TIGER 3083 (6-3-1)                  3  3  0         OMINOUS REIGN        
Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522 (8-3-1)               3  3  0         RAISING R'LYEH       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TACK TACK 5555 (0-0-0)                12  3  1         SERPENTS HOLD 2      
COMET 5559 (0-0-0)                     3  3  0         END TIMES            
EARTHQUAKE 5562 (0-0-0)                1  1  0  DEAD   END TIMES            
FLAME 5558 (0-0-0)                     0  3  0         END TIMES