DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/02/2008    Duedate: 05/29/2008

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-233

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARISTAM
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
(54-2837) [18-15-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARISTAM                       MR MOJO
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        AMERICAN PRAYER (320)
(54-2837) [18-15-0,103]        (54-3006) [4-0-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SKORINDELLE                    SAMILDAR
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
(54-2742) [23-13-1,92]         (54-3004) [5-1-1,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)     18
2. AMERICAN PRAYER (320)       13      TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
3. RAPTORZ (321)               12      Unchartered Team

                                       AMERICAN PRAYER (320)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*AMERICAN PRAYER (320)     12   6  1 66.7   1/ 1 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  11  4 0
 2/ 2*RAPTORZ (321)             12   8  2 60.0   2/ 3*AMERICAN PRAYER (320)     8  5 1
 3/ 4 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  251 213  9 54.1   3/ 2*RAPTORZ (321)             8  7 2

    '*'   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 595): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 478): SAROVOND of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 603): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 599): FUZZ BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 598): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 602): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): ERASMUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 594): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 586): MICHAEL JORDAN of CAROLINA BLUE (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GOLDENBEARD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 559): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 549): CYPRIAN of OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 536): WINKY DINK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 485): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 433): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): HOCKEY of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 477): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 595): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 478): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 603): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 599): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 598): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 602): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): BONSUR BABES ROCK (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 594): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 586): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 559): MIDDLE WAY 13 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 549): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 246): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 536): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 485): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 433): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 197): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 477) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 595): SOUTLANCHOR of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 598): ORVERD QUILL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): DIGGER WASP of FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 584): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 585): GOLDENBEARD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
               (turn 584): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, that is unfortunate.  No one but teammates and inactive Janixene
gladiators in the upper ranks, thus, nobody but standbys to compete for the title.  A
sad state for Trocar, but we can hope for better.

                                      Daristam

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  TROCAR needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for RAVENZ?  
RAPTORZ's proud of him after beating KORASIM and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer 
big time losers!  KORASIM got smashed by RAVENZ, and lost 13 points!  This Duelmaster 
is like something else!  DARISTAM stopped SHAGORNAN WILD MAN dead in his tracks!  Who 
was the wiseguy that said TROCAR's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Swinging 
Aardvark?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  Like, is SAMILDAR popular, or what?  He was 
challenged the most in all of TROCAR!  He's got a 5-1-1, is that good?  JIM MORRISON 
must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged BLACKHAWKZ.  
14 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought JIM MORRISON 
showed great skill and promise when he bested BLACKHAWKZ.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARISTAM 2837                18  15  0   103       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKORINDELLE 2742             23  13  1    92       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR MOJO 3006                  4   0  0    50       AMERICAN PRAYER (320)
 RAVENZ 3014                   4   0  0    46       RAPTORZ (321)
 VARDIN ABEQ 3002              4   6  0    36       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORASIM 3001                  7   3  0    32       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 SAMILDAR 3004                 5   1  1    32       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 THE END 3007                  3   1  1    26       AMERICAN PRAYER (320)
 LA WOMAN 3010                 2   2  0    24       AMERICAN PRAYER (320)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPARROWZ 3016                 2   1  1    21       RAPTORZ (321)
 JIM MORRISON 3009             2   1  0    21       AMERICAN PRAYER (320)
 FALCONZ 3013                  3   1  0    16       RAPTORZ (321)
 BLACKHAWKZ 3011               1   3  0     6       RAPTORZ (321)
 ROBBY KRIEGER 3008            1   2  0     5       AMERICAN PRAYER (320)
-KENAZ THORSSON 2507           0   2  0     2       ODIN'S CHOSEN (264)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OOSA 2999               2  4 0 JANIX 298            LYCANTHROPE 2968      229  NONE
BUZZARDZ 3015           2  2 1 RAPTORZ 321          THE END 3007          233   
SPARROWZ 3012           0  1 0 RAPTORZ 321          SAMILDAR 3004         230   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Falconz -- A worthy attempt, young lady, but it was a bad match for you. -- Samildar

The Venomous Concubine is a sad reflection on the state of concubinage.  So much
anger, and for good cause, but to no effect. -- Skorindelle

La Woman -- Eh?  I thought you graduated from Dal Shang a couple of years ago! --
Korasim

Mr Mojo -- (scowling)  Nobody said I'd have to fight *managers*! -- Vardin Abeq

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPARROWZ was viciously subdued by SAMILDAR in a 2 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.
JIM MORRISON won victory over BLACKHAWKZ in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge battle.
ROBBY KRIEGER was savagely defeated by FALCONZ in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
DARISTAM devastated SHAGORNAN WILD MAN in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Title fight.
SKORINDELLE devastated GURTARGAN MONK in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
MR MOJO viciously subdued JHELUM RAIDER in a 1 minute bloody amateur's match.
KORASIM was defeated by RAVENZ in a 4 minute melee.
LA WOMAN lost to VARDIN ABEQ in a 2 minute duel.
THE END viciously butchered BUZZARDZ in a 1 minute gruesome novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   6 -  1      76  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  1      45  |

Turn 233 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DARISTAM 2837              18  15  0  103 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
WALL OF STEEL    SKORINDELLE 2742           23  13  1   92 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
LUNGING ATTACK   MR MOJO 3006                4   0  0   50 AMERICAN PRAYER (320)
PARRY-STRIKE     RAVENZ 3014                 4   0  0   46 RAPTORZ (321)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SKORINDELLE 2742.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SAMILDAR 3004.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARISTAM 2837, 
FALCONZ 3013, JIM MORRISON 3009, SKORINDELLE 2742, MR MOJO 3006, RAVENZ 3014, LA 
WOMAN 3010, VARDIN ABEQ 3002, SPARROWZ 3016, and THE END 3007.

The least popular fighter this week was ROBBY KRIEGER 3008.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BUZZARDZ 3015, KORASIM 3001, BLACKHAWKZ 3011, THE END 3007, 
SPARROWZ 3016, VARDIN ABEQ 3002, LA WOMAN 3010, RAVENZ 3014, MR MOJO 3006, and 
SKORINDELLE 2742.

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."