DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/13/2012    Duedate: 01/26/2012

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-581

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HANK
VENTURE BROS. (585)
(51-5574) [9-2-3,140]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HANK                           RHAKIR SAROSTO
VENTURE BROS. (585)            CODE OF STEEL (280)
(51-5574) [9-2-3,140]          (51-1994) [2-1-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BEFORE SUNRISE                 WINDSONG
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5596) [10-11-0,46]         (51-5592) [14-8-0,68]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         29
2. VENTURE BROS. (585)         21      VENTURE BROS. (585)
3. CODE OF STEEL (280)          0      Unchartered Team
4. PANSY DIVISION (443)         0
5. COLLEGE RADIO (558)          0      CODE OF STEEL (280)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 VENTURE BROS. (585)       42  18  3 70.0   1/ 2 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      10  5 0
 2/ 3 QUESTIONS (580)          126 112  3 52.9   2/ 1 VENTURE BROS. (585)       8  6 1
 3/ 2*CODE OF STEEL (280)        7   7  0 50.0   3/ 4*CODE OF STEEL (280)       7  7 0
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      887 941 27 48.5   4- 3 PANSY DIVISION (443)      4  2 1
 5- 5 PANSY DIVISION (443)     143 158 13 47.5   5/ 5 QUESTIONS (580)           2  4 0
 6- 7*COLLEGE RADIO (558)        3   4  0 42.9   6- 6*COLLEGE RADIO (558)       1  1 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 692): TAI of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 697): HERMOD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 693): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 688): FLASHER of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): NIKKI NAILS of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 681): SCARFACE of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? Of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 526): KOLBERT MOON of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 574): THUNDER BUG of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 692): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 697): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 693): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 688): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 681): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 526): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 574) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 692): JOSH of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): LOABAL DOMINATION OF STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): RUNNING DEER of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): BLAKSKUL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): WHAT of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, 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.  Practice pays for 
RHAKIR SAROSTO, who pummelled EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, to pocket 13 points.  Win some, lose 
some.  Speaking of which, SKALVORD was winsome, after beating KYRIK MALADOR and 
seeing him lose 11 points.  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by 
WHAT, of QUESTIONS, who despite a 27-24-1 couldn't overcome TRICORUS' Number 1.  Word 
has it one team in TRICORUS is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed 
life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in DARK 
HORSEMEN are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  Like a pup 
with its tail between its legs, VENTURE BROS. scurried away from DARK HORSEMEN.  Oh, 
the shame!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  TRICORUS, I leave you 
now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Blue Dolphin Inn.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANK 5574                     9   2  3   140       VENTURE BROS. (585)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALDOR O'HARE 5524           16  28  1    78       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
-MANNY LEHMAN 5074            11   8  1    73       PANSY DIVISION (443)
 WINDSONG 5592                14   8  0    68       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAN 5575                     7   1  0    53       VENTURE BROS. (585)
 QUIZBOY 5614                  7   2  0    52       VENTURE BROS. (585)
 SALMGEDAN 5615                6   4  1    49       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 BEFORE SUNRISE 5596          10  11  0    46       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 SGT. HATRED 5573              9   5  0    46       VENTURE BROS. (585)
-THE TOOL 5096                 4   7  1    34       PANSY DIVISION (443)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I DRANK WHAT? 5586            4  16  0    28       QUESTIONS (580)
-THE PINK TRIANGLE 5608        3   0  1    27       PANSY DIVISION (443)
 RHAKIR SAROSTO 1994           2   1  0    27       CODE OF STEEL (280)
 KAI DARTHAYEL 1992            2   1  0    24       CODE OF STEEL (280)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULRIK KALAFAX 1993            1   2  0    23       CODE OF STEEL (280)
-THERMALS 5609                 2   1  0    21       COLLEGE RADIO (558)
 SKALVORD 5623                 1   0  0    13       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 KYRIK MALADOR 1990            1   2  0     5       CODE OF STEEL (280)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KALREK SAVICK 1991      1  1 0 CODE OF STEEL 280    THE PINK TRIANGL 5608 580   
MARGANAD 5550          17 15 0 DARK HORSEMEN 433    HANK 5574             580   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kalrek died 11-9-8-21-13-13-9 normal endurance, not a lot of dmg, and did good
damage.  Rolled him up in 2000 so the 11 years off must have left him kind of rusty.
-- Hawk, Mngr of Code of Steel

Our congratulations to What.  Why?  Because. -- Jorja and the Dark Horsemen

Answer of the Week:  No.

Hank -- So much for my big words last time. -- Ghost of Marganad

Sgt. Hatred -- I probably shouldn't have been partying all night last night. --
Salmgedan

What -- I'm glad you're leaving. -- Galdor O'Hare

Manny Lehman -- I suppose you were up so early because you never went to bed the
night before. -- Before Sunrise

Dean -- Just... "Dean"?  Not "Dangerous Dean" or "Darling Dean" or anything with more
of a clue in it?  You make it hard to do personals. -- Windsong

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SGT. HATRED was viciously subdued by WINDSONG in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
HANK demolished WHAT in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
GALDOR O'HARE was narrowly defeated by KHALUHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute master's duel.
QUIZBOY overpowered I DRANK WHAT? in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SALMGEDAN devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BEFORE SUNRISE defeated KAI DARTHAYEL in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur struggle.
DEAN handily defeated ULRIK KALAFAX in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RHAKIR SAROSTO vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KYRIK MALADOR lost to SKALVORD in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -   5 -  1      76  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  14 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 581 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   HANK 5574                   9   2  3  140 VENTURE BROS. (585)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WINDSONG 5592              14   8  0   68 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
WALL OF STEEL    QUIZBOY 5614                7   2  0   52 VENTURE BROS. (585)
STRIKING ATTACK  SALMGEDAN 5615              6   4  1   49 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
TOTAL PARRY      SGT. HATRED 5573            9   5  0   46 VENTURE BROS. (585)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BEFORE SUNRISE 5596.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WINDSONG 5592.  The ten other most popular fighters were GALDOR O'HARE 5524, 
QUIZBOY 5614, HANK 5574, SALMGEDAN 5615, BEFORE SUNRISE 5596, RHAKIR SAROSTO 1994, 
SKALVORD 5623, KAI DARTHAYEL 1992, DEAN 5575, and KYRIK MALADOR 1990.

The least popular fighter this week was SGT. HATRED 5573.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ULRIK KALAFAX 1993, I DRANK WHAT? 5586, KYRIK MALADOR 1990, 
DEAN 5575, KAI DARTHAYEL 1992, SKALVORD 5623, RHAKIR SAROSTO 1994, BEFORE SUNRISE 
5596, SALMGEDAN 5615, and HANK 5574.

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

WHAT (51-5509) QUESTIONS (580)

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!