DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/11/2011    Duedate: 02/24/2011

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-557

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAHAGHAL
DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5475) [31-17-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAHAGHAL                       POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            
(51-5475) [31-17-1,111]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAHAGHAL                       KAMILDSA
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5475) [31-17-1,111]        (51-5551) [7-2-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AMAZON ELITE (536)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)       23
2. FRUITS (548)                18      FRUITS (548)
3. AMAZON ELITE (536)          16      Unchartered Team
4. DARK HORSEMEN (433)          4
5. DEATH CULT (269)             0      HELLCHILDREN (108)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 FRUITS (548)              76  43  2 63.9   1/ 2 AMAZON ELITE (536)       10  2 0
 2- 1 RAISING R'LYEH (573)     188 107 17 63.7   2/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      10  5 0
 3/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)       211 177 14 54.4   3/ 5 QUESTIONS (580)           4 11 0
 4/ 4 QUESTIONS (580)           71  64  2 52.6   4/ 6 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)     3 10 0
 5- 5 DEATH CULT (269)          52  54  5 49.1   5/ 7 FRUITS (548)              2  1 0
 6/ 6 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      830 879 25 48.6   6- 4 DEATH CULT (269)          2  3 0
 7/ 7 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)     11  29  1 27.5   7- 3 RAISING R'LYEH (573)      2  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Dark Horsemen ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Jubhal handed around the hot toddies and took a seat at the table with the rest
of his teammates.  "We could talk about the weather," he suggested.
     Marganad groaned theatrically.  "Let's don't talk about it.  Bad enough having
to live with it."
     "We have to do something," Galdor said.  He looked at his teammates resentfully.
"It's your fault, too.  Jorja said if we made Top Team, we had to 'celebrate' by
doing a short spot.  A spit?  If more of you had lost your fights, we wouldn't be Top
Team."
     "This is true," Jubhal agreed, "but if we'd lost our fights, we might be dead."
     "Wouldn't have to do a spotlight then," Galdor said.
     "We going to have to do an adventure?" Mahaghal asked, having worked through the
idea to that point.
     Jubhal frowned, going over the new 'directive' in his memory.  "Nothing was said
about an adventure.  I hear one team just sat and whined for a while, and she got
ticked off and smacked them around."
     "So, no whining.  Too bad."  Mahaghal sighed.  "I could've done a good whine
about not graduating."
     "Well, don't," Jubhal answered..  "Speaking of graduating, how about if we throw
a party for Grapefruit?"
     "I've got a good recipe for brandy-soaked grapefruit!" Galdor said,
straigtening.  "We could do this!"

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 668): FLOOD SURFER of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 550): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 673): FUNNY FARM FIEND of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 645): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 669): MECHANON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 664): HAPPY HARRIET of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 672): QUEENIE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 657): FLATLINERS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 658): DELION of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 657): BORGES of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 625): ALLIS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 612): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 605): DAMON SHOVELL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 556): JUBHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 502): THE PLAGUE of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): TORANS ULROL of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 550): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 668): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 550): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 673): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 645): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 669): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 664): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 672): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 657): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 658): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 657): LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 625): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 612): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 605): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 556): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 502): OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 550) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 668): FLOOD SURFER of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 672): KARAOKE KILLER of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
                          VECTOR UNSTALBE of ASTRAL KIN (Arcane Kid, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 644): DIAPERED ZALGOR of BABY BROTHERS (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 669): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 671): RAMROD of BUNION  SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 658): CLOVER of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
                            LITTLE MOKELE 2 of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 625): COME ON of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 556): GRAPEFRUIT of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What do you suppose it was, Grapefruit?  The ratings?  Regardless, I'm glad to
have been of assistance, and with a little luck, I may follow soon.

                                       Jubhal

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in TRICORUS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  DARK HORSEMEN were 
a bunch of dogs after AMAZON ELITE got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  
Hmmmph!  I always thought RAISING R'LYEH was an over-rated team and they proved it 
with a 0-0-0!  It seems so recently people were saying AMAZON ELITE was washed up, 
finished.  But 4-0-0 moved them up 1.  I guess they're washed no more...  What's with 
GALDOR O'HARE?  He actually beat QUESTIONS' YES?, and walked away with 16 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at DARK HORSEMEN while they watched GALDOR O'HARE 
clobber YES?.  He lost 14 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands. 
I'm sure TRICORUS is excited about GRAPEFRUIT, the new Duelmaster from FRUITS.  
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have 
live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, DEATH CULT!  In my day, no team with a 52-54-5 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, AMAZON ELITE?   
     Warriors of TRICORUS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAHAGHAL 5475                31  17  1   111       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EVERYONE BURNS 5470          13   5  1   103       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAST 1852                   11  10  1    91       DEATH CULT (269)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUBHAL 5526                  14   4  0    89       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 PHAEDRA 5380                 19  17  1    88       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-Y'HA-NTHLEI 5522              8   3  1    85       RAISING R'LYEH (573)
 HABU 5529                     9   7  0    76       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
-MOUNTAIN OF STEEL 5518        8   4  0    76       RAISING R'LYEH (573)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WACHICHU 5476                11   1  0    66       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 KAMILDSA 5551                 7   2  0    66       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 WHO 5508                     16  11  0    59       QUESTIONS (580)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHEN 5510                    13  14  2    56       QUESTIONS (580)
 WHY 5511                     12  15  0    55       QUESTIONS (580)
 WHAT 5509                    12  15  0    54       QUESTIONS (580)
 GALDOR O'HARE 5524            9  11  1    54       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-ZEALOT 5554                   3   2  0    48       DEATH CULT (269)
 YES? 5534                     9   6  0    41       QUESTIONS (580)
-INQUISITOR 5543               6   4  0    41       DEATH CULT (269)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARK PRIESTESS 5542           5   5  2    28       DEATH CULT (269)
 MARGANAD 5550                 3   6  0    26       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 XENOLEE 5556                  5   1  0    25       AMAZON ELITE (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOLANDA 5557                  4   1  0    20       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-TACK TACK 5555                1   0  0    19       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
-DARK JUSTICAR 5553            2   3  0     9       DEATH CULT (269)
 ZELMA 5577                    1   0  0     9       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 SNAKE 5578                    0   1  0     4       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
 SNAPE 5570                    0   2  0     4       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (582)
 FANG 5579                     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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I am getting together as many Duelmaster players as possible to play in a game
of Hyborian War as a change of pace.  We already have 17 players that are interested
and we are trying to get as many as possible involved before I submit the list to
RSI.  I am collecting the names and top 3 kingdoms that the players are interested in
and submitting it myself so we can all play in the same game.  If you are interested
PM me in the DuelII Forums at Tripwire or email me at azaer123@comcast.net. --
Tripwire

Grapefruit graduates 4(1)-14-10-15-15-12-15 B, norm end, good dmg.  Skills: 
15(-4)/9/20(-2)/17/9(+2-4)/20.  Faves: MO/VL GS, learns parry.  An experience I don't
think I'll try and repeat.  But I'm more than a little pleased!  Giddy might be an
apt description. -- Assur

Farewell for now, Tricorus. -- Assur

Jubhal -- Thanks for making me look good.  The commission kept my ranking high and
now I'm immortal!  The loss becomes inconsequential. -- Grapefruit

Answer of the week -- Goodbye doesn't mean forever.

Am I supposed to be sorry for the Veteran Mercenary, or something?  As if! --
Mahaghal

Who -- How should I know?  He was wearing a mask! -- Galdor O'Hare

What -- Secret recipe.  I'm not going to tell you. -- Kamildsa

Yolanda -- Yeah, nobody likes the hospitals.  But listen, I really go for the way you
filled out that chainmail bikini.  Maybe we could get together outside the arena? --
Marganad

Assur -- Maybe, but maybe not.  Jorja says it's never been totally clear to her.  Of
course, she doesn't pay attention half the time.  But still, she says she's had
gladiators hang on longer than fifty fights even after the anti-sandbagger ruling
went into action.  Annoying!  As for my quality, I'm dumb and otherwise seriously
ordinary. -- Mahaghal

Answer of the week:  It was an air switch.  But don't ask me what an air switch does
on the furnace.

Our heartfelt congratulations to Grapefruit. -- Jorja and the Dark Horsemen

And we salute the tourney participants, especially that impressive serpent in the
rookies.  Not someone we want to meet in a dark alley. -- Jorja and the Dark Horsemen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JUBHAL was devastated by GRAPEFRUIT in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MAHAGHAL vanquished KUNG FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
PHAEDRA demolished WHEN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WHY was devastated by HABU in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
WHO was outlasted by KAMILDSA in a crowd pleasing 8 minute competition.
GALDOR O'HARE slimly won victory over YES? in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
WHAT overpowered MARGANAD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
XENOLEE defeated SNAPE in a 4 minute melee.
YOLANDA won victory over SNAKE in a action packed 5 minute beginner's duel.
ZELMA overpowered FANG in a popular 5 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  11 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        19 -  16 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  26 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  23 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  17 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  20 -  3      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 557 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MAHAGHAL 5475              31  17  1  111 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
BASHING ATTACK   JUBHAL 5526                14   4  0   89 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  PHAEDRA 5380               19  17  1   88 AMAZON ELITE (536)
AIMED BLOW       KAMILDSA 5551               7   2  0   66 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
TOTAL PARRY      WHO 5508                   16  11  0   59 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 KAMILDSA 5551.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNAKE 5578, FANG 5579, 
SNAPE 5570, MAHAGHAL 5475, HABU 5529, PHAEDRA 5380, GALDOR O'HARE 5524, YES? 5534, 
WHAT 5509, and WHY 5511.

The least popular fighter this week was ZELMA 5577.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WHO 5508, YOLANDA 5557, XENOLEE 5556, MARGANAD 5550, WHEN 5510, JUBHAL 
5526, WHY 5511, WHAT 5509, YES? 5534, and GALDOR O'HARE 5524.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

GRAPEFRUIT (51-5343) FRUITS (548)