DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/14/2012    Duedate: 12/27/2012

TRICORUS ARENA

DM-51    TURN-605

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DR. ORPHEUS
VENTURE BROS. (585)
(51-5622) [17-7-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DR. ORPHEUS                    ATOMIC PUNK
VENTURE BROS. (585)            VAN DUEL (586)
(51-5622) [17-7-0,86]          (51-5581) [2-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALMGEDAN                      SKALVORD
DARK HORSEMEN (433)            DARK HORSEMEN (433)
(51-5615) [16-18-1,78]         (51-5623) [12-13-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK HORSEMEN (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VAN DUEL (586)              33
2. DARK HORSEMEN (433)         25      VENTURE BROS. (585)
3. VENTURE BROS. (585)          8      Unchartered Team
4. AMAZON ELITE (536)           6
5. WILDCATS (594)               1      VAN DUEL (586)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*VAN DUEL (586)             5   0  0  100   1/ 1 DARK HORSEMEN (433)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 VENTURE BROS. (585)      104  63  6 62.3   2/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)        6  6 0
 3/ 3 AMAZON ELITE (536)       229 193 14 54.3   3/ 2 VENTURE BROS. (585)       6  9 1
 4/ 4 DARK HORSEMEN (433)      942 %1004 28 48.4   4/ 4*VAN DUEL (586)            5  0 0
 5/ 5*WILDCATS (594)             8  19  1 29.6   5/ 5*WILDCATS (594)            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 716): ALLANA LORIMER of LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 598): PIGSKIN of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 721): HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPO of GENERATION X (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 693): KID KOALA of COLLEGE RADIO #4 (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 717): NEWLIN PARRIT of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 712): JOE WILLIAMS of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 720): ANZAHANZEK of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 705): SHAWN CARTER of JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 706): KILL KITTEN of ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 705): WHEELBARROW of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 671): SASSAFRAS LASS of MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 660): EAGLE'S CLAW of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 306): WOXTON of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 653): C-PAPPY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 604): SALMGEDAN of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 288): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 281): JOHN WAYNE of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 550): KOLBERT MOON of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 257): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 598): ELAYRON of BLOOD + ORANGES (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 716): LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 598): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 721): THE BLACK COMPANY (?, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 693): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 717): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 712): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 720): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 715): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 706): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 705): CAJUN APOCALYPSE (The Cajun, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 671): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 660): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 306): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 653): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 604): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 288): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 281): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 550): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 257): MONGREL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 598) DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 721): HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPO of GENERATION X (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 711): LIZZIE BROADAXE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 720): ANZAHANZEK of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 705): DORA T. EXPLORA of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
                           MUGSY of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 705): NEVER FOREVER of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 306): WOXTON of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 281): KING MIDAS of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 280): INUYASHA of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I found that surprising, Dr. Orpheus.  Was it some late night gig playing music
to soothe the three-headed dogs that made you sluggish today?  Not that I mind, but
my recollection is that you are more likely to defeat me than otherwise.  Ah, well, I
have no doubt you'll do it again.  I'll be waiting.  No strat changes, just the same
old thing.

                                    Salmgedan

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
TRICORUS.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  
Advancing in the rankings was VAN DUEL who went from last turn's 2-0-0, to this 
week's record of 5-0-0.  Hey everybody, watch out for MOONDARK, who flew up 16 points 
in the rankings after mashing KHALUHUMS DWARF like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was DERMOTT, who dropped 13 points 
after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with ATOMIC PUNK.  In front of all the 
crowds, DR. ORPHEUS took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two 
weeks.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.  
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the TRICORUS arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid DARK HORSEMEN, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does TRICORUS really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch 
AMAZON ELITE's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running 
from DARK HORSEMEN.  And who is this DERMOTT you ask, with 11 points and a 1-2-1 
record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Big deal, so XENOLEE got mashed in the Dark 
Arena.  With hers face she was more at home with the trolls than with us. (Waka 
waka).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very important 
step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in TRICORUS have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR. ORPHEUS 5622             17   7  0    86       VENTURE BROS. (585)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONDARK 5658                 8   6  0    82       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 SALMGEDAN 5615               16  18  1    78       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKALVORD 5623                12  13  0    55       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 YOLANDA 5557                  9   5  0    44       AMAZON ELITE (536)
 WACHICHU 5476                12   5  0    41       AMAZON ELITE (536)
-PUMA 5676                     4   3  1    38       WILDCATS (594)
 ZELMA 5577                    6   2  0    35       AMAZON ELITE (536)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARGERD 5695                  4   2  0    32       DARK HORSEMEN (433)
 ATOMIC PUNK 5581              2   0  0    31       VAN DUEL (586)
 HELPER 5665                   3   1  0    30       VENTURE BROS. (585)
 MAJOR TOM 5683                3   4  0    27       VENTURE BROS. (585)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICE CREAM MAN 5584            2   0  0    21       VAN DUEL (586)
 DERMOTT 5696                  1   2  1    11       VENTURE BROS. (585)
 CABO WABO 5583                1   0  0    11       VAN DUEL (586)
 LEOPARD 5697                  1   1  0     4       WILDCATS (594)
 TALL BULL 5703                0   1  0     1       DARK HORSEMEN (433)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
XENOLEE 5556            8  6 0 AMAZON ELITE 536     TRICORAN LOYALIS      605  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHORT BULL 5698         2  1 0 DARK HORSEMEN 433    DERMOTT 5696          604   
MINION 5702             0  1 0 VENTURE BROS. 585    TRICORAN LOYALIS      605  NONE
TIGER 5685              2  5 0 WILDCATS 594         TRIER SAILOR          605  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wachichu -- I could hardly help winning that one.  It's my moon-phase. -- Moondark

Yolanda and Zelma -- This isn't what we had in mind when we suggested double-dating.
We had something more relaxed in mind. -- Skalvord and Hargerd

Dermott -- Oh, just hell.  I knew there was going to be trouble over that golem
business. -- Ghost of Short Bull
P.S.  CN of 7, so this was not actually a surprise.  Although... "assassinated"?
Someone paid you for my death?  That's just weird.  I haven't annoyed anyone THAT
much, surely?

ALL -- MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL IN ALASTARI!!!
May your year end in peace and the new year hold great things for you and your
families. -- Gentleben (Sunset-21, Morya-28, Arvat-32 and Talahya-100)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

XENOLEE was butchered by TRICORAN LOYALIST in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
TIGER was butchered by TRIER SAILOR in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
MINION was murdered by TRICORAN LOYALIST in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
SALMGEDAN was bested by DR. ORPHEUS in a popular 1 minute veteran's Title contest.
MOONDARK savagely defeated KHALUHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
WACHICHU was savagely defeated by SKALVORD in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
YOLANDA outwaited MAJOR TOM in a slow 8 minute competition.
DERMOTT was handily defeated by ATOMIC PUNK in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ZELMA outwaited FRATSFA SLAVE in a slow 12 minute duel.
HELPER lost to HARGERD in a 2 minute duel.
ICE CREAM MAN overpowered TALL BULL in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
LEOPARD was overcome by CABO WABO in a 1 minute brutal novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  11 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 605 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         1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      DR. ORPHEUS 5622           17   7  0   86 VENTURE BROS. (585)
AIMED BLOW       MOONDARK 5658               8   6  0   82 DARK HORSEMEN (433)
TOTAL PARRY      YOLANDA 5557                9   5  0   44 AMAZON ELITE (536)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SALMGEDAN 5615.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SKALVORD 5623.  The ten other most popular fighters were HELPER 5665, DR. ORPHEUS 
5622, MOONDARK 5658, ICE CREAM MAN 5584, TALL BULL 5703, CABO WABO 5583, ATOMIC PUNK 
5581, HARGERD 5695, XENOLEE 5556, and TIGER 5685.

The least popular fighter this week was ZELMA 5577.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YOLANDA 5557, MAJOR TOM 5683, LEOPARD 5697, DERMOTT 5696, WACHICHU 
5476, MINION 5702, SALMGEDAN 5615, TIGER 5685, XENOLEE 5556, and HARGERD 5695.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DR. ORPHEUS (51-5622) VENTURE BROS. (585)

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium