DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/10/2012    Duedate: 02/23/2012

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-583

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HANK
VENTURE BROS. (585)
(51-5574) [11-2-3,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HANK                           RHAKIR SAROSTO
VENTURE BROS. (585)            CODE OF STEEL (280)
(51-5574) [11-2-3,148]         (51-1994) [4-1-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BEFORE SUNRISE                 RUNAWAY JIM
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            PHISH (357)
(51-5596) [10-13-0,43]         (51-3260) [3-0-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (80)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VENTURE BROS. (585)         23
2. CODE OF STEEL (280)         23      VENTURE BROS. (585)
3. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         21      Unchartered Team
4. PHISH (357)                 21
5. PANSY DIVISION (443)        15      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)       47  23  3 67.1   1/ 1 VENTURE BROS. (585)       8  6 0
 2/ 3*CODE OF STEEL (280)       14  10  0 58.3   2/ 2*CODE OF STEEL (280)       8  6 0
 3/ 2 QUESTIONS (580)          127 113  3 52.9   3/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       6  9 0
 4- 4*COLLEGE RADIO (558)        4   4  0 50.0   4/ 3 PANSY DIVISION (443)      5  2 0
 5/ 5 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      889 949 27 48.4   5/ 0*PHISH (357)               1  0 0
 6/ 6 PANSY DIVISION (443)     148 160 13 48.1   6- 6*COLLEGE RADIO (558)       1  0 0
 7/ 0*PHISH (357)                3   9  0 25.0   7/ 5 QUESTIONS (580)           1  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 694): RANDOM MANIAC of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 576): GNU I KNEW of GNU TEAM (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 699): KVASIR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 671): BRAVE 1 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 695): QUARTUS of LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 690): FLASHER of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 698): NIKKI NAILS of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 683): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 684): BABY ON BOARD of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 683): RED HOUSE of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 649): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 638): VONSITAN KORV of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 295): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 631): HENDRIX of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 582): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): QIONG YING of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 528): KOLBERT MOON of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 246): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 576): THUNDER BUG of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 694): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 576): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 699): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 671): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 695): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 690): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 298): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 683): ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 684): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 683): THE BOWLS (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 649): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 638): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 295): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 631): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 582): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 528): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 246): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 576) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 698): EXISTENCE MUNDANE of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 670): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 690): FLASHER of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 683): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
               (turn 682): WILD THINGS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 684): CHATROOMMATE of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 631): URCHIN of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 670): LORD FOUL of BLOODGUARD (Sigird Fafnisbane, mgr.)
              (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon TRICORUS, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty 
fighting, but CODE OF STEEL will tell you 14-10-0 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice 
pays for RUNAWAY JIM, who pummelled SGT. HATRED, to pocket 21 points.  I DRANK WHAT? 
certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to THE TOOL and losing 9 
points in the process!  MANNY LEHMAN found out that TRICORUS isn't a democracy.  
You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in TRICORUS is 
taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in TRICORUS avoid QUESTIONS.  The warriors of 
QUESTIONS found their efforts at combat frustrated as VENTURE BROS. apparently had 
more important things to do than fight.  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, I DRANK WHAT? is the most challenged 
warrior.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in TRICORUS is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid TRICORUS farewell-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANK 5574                    11   2  3   148       VENTURE BROS. (585)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANNY LEHMAN 5074            12   9  1    87       PANSY DIVISION (443)
 DEAN 5575                     9   1  0    82       VENTURE BROS. (585)
 GALDOR O'HARE 5524           16  30  1    79       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 WINDSONG 5592                15   9  0    69       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIZBOY 5614                  8   3  0    57       VENTURE BROS. (585)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RHAKIR SAROSTO 1994           4   1  0    53       CODE OF STEEL (280)
 SALMGEDAN 5615                7   5  1    51       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 THE TOOL 5096                 6   7  1    51       PANSY DIVISION (443)
 RUNAWAY JIM 3260              3   0  0    49       PHISH (357)
 BEFORE SUNRISE 5596          10  13  0    43       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 THE PINK TRIANGLE 5608        5   0  1    41       PANSY DIVISION (443)
 I DRANK WHAT? 5586            5  17  0    41       QUESTIONS (580)
 SGT. HATRED 5573              9   7  0    40       VENTURE BROS. (585)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAI DARTHAYEL 1992            3   2  0    24       CODE OF STEEL (280)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THERMALS 5609                 2   1  0    21       COLLEGE RADIO (558)
 KYRIK MALADOR 1990            3   2  0    17       CODE OF STEEL (280)
-KLAXON 5613                   1   0  0    14       COLLEGE RADIO (558)
 STEELEYE 5624                 2   0  0    13       CODE OF STEEL (280)
 ULRIK KALAFAX 1993            1   4  0    13       CODE OF STEEL (280)
-DJ SHADOW 5612                0   1  0     7       PANSY DIVISION (443)
 DR. ORPHEUS 5622              0   2  0     6       VENTURE BROS. (585)
 SKALVORD 5623                 1   2  0     5       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

'-' 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

Answer of the Week:  Six more weeks of winter.

Can it be that we had more Tricorans fighting in the tourney than in the regular
arena fights?  Whatever, we salute 'em. -- Jorja and the Dark Horsemen

Hank -- It just isn't going to happen.  You're a bloody-handed killer (you should
wash them), but none of us are going to defeat you to mark our respect for the
deceased.  So be it. -- Galdor O'Hare

Manny Lehman -- Oh, well. -- Windsong

Rhakir Sarosto -- Ouch.  I hope it *was* luck, because it was very embarrassing. --
Before Sunrise

Dean -- Damn.  What else is there to say? -- Salmgedan

Klaxon -- And that ties us up with an oh-fer turn.  Whoopee. -- Skalvord
P.S.  But at least we didn't DIE.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ULRIK KALAFAX was devastated by THE PINK TRIANGLE in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
DEAN vanquished GALDOR O'HARE in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
THE TOOL defeated I DRANK WHAT? in a 1 minute bloody Challenge duel.
HANK viciously subdued MANNY LEHMAN in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Title fight.
WINDSONG slimly won victory over QUIZBOY in a 3 minute gory duel.
SGT. HATRED was viciously subdued by RUNAWAY JIM in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
RHAKIR SAROSTO overpowered BEFORE SUNRISE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SALMGEDAN vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KAI DARTHAYEL overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KYRIK MALADOR savagely defeated SKALVORD in a 2 minute gruesome novice's fight.
STEELEYE beat DR. ORPHEUS in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         BASHING ATTACK    17 -   5 -  1      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -   9 -  1      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -  10 -  0      23  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 583 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    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   HANK 5574                  11   2  3  148 VENTURE BROS. (585)
AIMED BLOW       MANNY LEHMAN 5074          12   9  1   87 PANSY DIVISION (443)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WINDSONG 5592              15   9  0   69 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
WALL OF STEEL    QUIZBOY 5614                8   3  0   57 VENTURE BROS. (585)
LUNGING ATTACK   RHAKIR SAROSTO 1994         4   1  0   53 CODE OF STEEL (280)
STRIKING ATTACK  SALMGEDAN 5615              7   5  1   51 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
TOTAL PARRY      SGT. HATRED 5573            9   7  0   40 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 RUNAWAY JIM 3260.  The ten other most popular fighters were WINDSONG 5592, 
HANK 5574, QUIZBOY 5614, KYRIK MALADOR 1990, STEELEYE 5624, DEAN 5575, SALMGEDAN 
5615, THE PINK TRIANGLE 5608, THE TOOL 5096, and MANNY LEHMAN 5074.

The least popular fighter this week was SKALVORD 5623.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BEFORE SUNRISE 5596, I DRANK WHAT? 5586, GALDOR O'HARE 5524, ULRIK 
KALAFAX 1993, DR. ORPHEUS 5622, SGT. HATRED 5573, KAI DARTHAYEL 1992, RHAKIR SAROSTO 
1994, MANNY LEHMAN 5074, and THE TOOL 5096.