DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/26/2009    Duedate: 07/23/2009

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-248

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUBBER BULLET
USELESS TOOLS (219)
(54-2503) [19-1-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

A.O. HELL                      DAWUD
USELESS TOOLS (219)            SAI FULLAH (324)
(54-2523) [17-5-1,138]         (54-3034) [5-2-1,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VARDIN ABEQ                    NO-STICK TAPE
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        USELESS TOOLS (219)
(54-3002) [13-12-0,84]         (54-2541) [16-5-2,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STREET-SOLDIERS (325)       27
2. EXTRADITION (326)           20      USELESS TOOLS (219)
3. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)     -2      Unchartered Team
4. USELESS TOOLS (219)         -4
5. SAI FULLAH (324)            -8      STREET-SOLDIERS (325)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*STREET-SOLDIERS (325)      5   0  1  100   1/ 1 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   7  8 1
 2/ 0 USELESS TOOLS (219)      189  93  6 67.0   2/ 3*STREET-SOLDIERS (325)     5  0 1
 3/ 2*SAI FULLAH (324)          16  10  2 61.5   3/ 2*SAI FULLAH (324)          5  2 0
 4/ 3 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  295 243 11 54.8   4/ 0 USELESS TOOLS (219)       2  2 0
 5/ 0*EXTRADITION (326)          1   4  1 20.0   5/ 0*EXTRADITION (326)         1  4 1

    '*'   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 625): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 508): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 631): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 626): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 626): WHISPER WALK of MY LITTLE TRIBE (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 630): WHOLLY MOLLY of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 619): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 616): SPARE ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 615): CROUCHING HAMSTER of D.R.I. (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 587): EVA MENDES of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 579): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 561): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 563): CHATTY CABALIST of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 514): UP FROM THE SEA of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 463): FYRE SWORD of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 212): SLO-PITCH of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 507): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 625): LAB EXPERIMENTS (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 508): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 631): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 626): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 626): MY LITTLE TRIBE (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 630): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 619): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 616): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 615): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 587): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 579): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 261): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 563): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 514): AMAZON ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 463): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 212): FEARSOME LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 507) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): BIMBETTE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 630): WHOLLY MOLLY of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 615): SURLY DECKHAND of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
               (turn 614): PILSON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
                           SLYTHR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
                           WHITMAN of LITERATE LOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 261): DEELA ELLIS of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 563): CHATTY CABALIST of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): HASARCH of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 234): KIRRALA of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     And... this time it's a Warrior-Mage.  A hard lifestyle in a different way than
the Shagornan Wildman's.  To be either a warrior or a mage and do it well is
difficult.  To be both... can he hope to excell at both or even at either one?  But I
leave him to make that decision and accept the win and the skills happily enough.

                                      Korasim

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of TROCAR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  SAMILDAR caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested MATEEN and was awarded 20 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SAMILDAR put down MATEEN, 
causing him to lose 19 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out 
in honor of RUBBER BULLET, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the 
highest position in the city!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top 
team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city TROCAR.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in TROCAR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool 
flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only 
once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBBER BULLET 2503           19   1  0   134       USELESS TOOLS (219)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A.O. HELL 2523               17   5  1   138       USELESS TOOLS (219)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO-STICK TAPE 2541           16   5  2    90       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 KORASIM 3001                 19   6  0    87       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 VARDIN ABEQ 3002             13  12  0    84       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMILDAR 3004                13   8  2    66       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 DAWUD 3034                    5   2  1    61       SAI FULLAH (324)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATEEN 3036                   5   3  0    47       SAI FULLAH (324)
-YAHOO WAHOO 2733              5   5  0    47       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 ALLERDAE CHAN 3024            8   5  1    38       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 EMNAR GORIN 3032              6   4  0    34       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELL BOY 3040                 2   0  1    18       STREET-SOLDIERS (325)
 MASION OF ETERNITY 3044       1   0  1    16       EXTRADITION (326)
-LUGMAN 3037                   1   1  0    11       SAI FULLAH (324)
-ZAKARIYA 3033                 2   1  0    10       SAI FULLAH (324)
 HELL GIRL 3039                1   0  0    10       STREET-SOLDIERS (325)
 BLAZE 3041                    1   0  0    10       STREET-SOLDIERS (325)
 TIMEOUT 3042                  1   0  0     5       STREET-SOLDIERS (325)
-KENAZ THORSSON 2507           0   2  0     2       ODIN'S CHOSEN (264)
 FIRST OCCASION 3045           0   1  0     1       EXTRADITION (326)
 LAST OCCASION 3046            0   1  0     1       EXTRADITION (326)
 SOUL MEET SUN 3048            0   1  0     1       EXTRADITION (326)
 MAN MEET SOUL 3047            0   1  0     1       EXTRADITION (326)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PRETTY LERONA           0  0 0                      MASION OF ETERNI 3044 248  NONE
KHALIL 3038             3  2 1 SAI FULLAH 324       ALLERDAE CHAN 3024    246  JUST REVENGED
CAT - HERDER 3031       0  1 0 USELESS TOOLS 219    MASTER JARETH OK      248  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mateen -- Ah, well, I had that coming, so I guess I can't complain.  Especially since
I survived it! -- Allerdae Chan

Have you ever wondered what it is that the Khalhums Dwarf collects with such avidity
that it has marked his arena name here?  I have.  I've even ASKED him.  He just
smirks at me, at least, what I can see between the beard and the eyebrows looks like
a smirk, and says nothing.  Close-mouthed bugger. -- Vardin Abeq

Dawud -- Gawds, that is so embarrassing!  Good fight on your part. -- Samildar

I swear, that Lake Patrol is out to GET me!  I didn't go anywhere NEAR their damned
lake, but they TOOK ME OUT THERE and SANK me!  And I don't swim, it isn't in my
programming. -- Emnar Gorin
P.S.  If I die, I'm coming back as a SWIMMING golem next time.

A salute to Trocar's tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Traders of Trocar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAT - HERDER was butchered by MASTER JARETH OKARRA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
KORASIM was devastated by RUBBER BULLET in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Title duel.
NO-STICK TAPE was subdued by THE COLLECTOR in a 3 minute expert's fight.
A.O. HELL overpowered VARDIN ABEQ in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MATEEN was devastated by SAMILDAR in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ALLERDAE CHAN was overpowered by DAWUD in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
EMNAR GORIN was handily defeated by LAKE PATROL in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
HELL BOY won victory over LAST OCCASION in a popular 1 minute beginner's duel.
HELL GIRL vanquished MAN MEET SOUL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BLAZE overpowered SOUL MEET SUN in a 1 minute uneven match.
TIMEOUT beat FIRST OCCASION in a 4 minute novice's fight.
MASION OF ETERNITY murdered PRETTY LERONA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   4 -  3      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   5 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 248 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    RUBBER BULLET 2503         19   1  0  134 USELESS TOOLS (219)
PARRY-LUNGE      A.O. HELL 2523             17   5  1  138 USELESS TOOLS (219)
STRIKING ATTACK  NO-STICK TAPE 2541         16   5  2   90 USELESS TOOLS (219)
TOTAL PARRY      KORASIM 3001               19   6  0   87 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
SLASHING ATTACK  SAMILDAR 3004              13   8  2   66 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
AIMED BLOW       MATEEN 3036                 5   3  0   47 SAI FULLAH (324)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VARDIN ABEQ 3002.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NO-STICK TAPE 2541.  The ten other most popular fighters were HELL BOY 3040, 
RUBBER BULLET 2503, A.O. HELL 2523, SAMILDAR 3004, HELL GIRL 3039, FIRST OCCASION 
3045, KORASIM 3001, VARDIN ABEQ 3002, ALLERDAE CHAN 3024, and DAWUD 3034.

The least popular fighter this week was TIMEOUT 3042.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOUL MEET SUN 3048, MAN MEET SOUL 3047, MATEEN 3036, CAT - HERDER 3031, 
MASION OF ETERNITY 3044, BLAZE 3041, LAST OCCASION 3046, EMNAR GORIN 3032, DAWUD 
3034, and ALLERDAE CHAN 3024.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RUBBER BULLET (54-2503) USELESS TOOLS (219)
A.O. HELL (54-2523) USELESS TOOLS (219)

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

                                  Daydream Believer

You once thought of me,
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be...

It's true.  I'm gone.  I've punched my ticket to Immortality and I'm off to the Isle.
I know a lot of you are wondering what it is about me that has made me so successful.
I wish I knew for sure.  I think it has more to do with intangibles (knack) than it
does with design, bonuses and favorites.  I'll let you decide.

Daydream Believer (PR) 17-14-4-17-7-8-17  Poor Endurance--Good Damage
I -- 8 (+1)  R -- 13  A -- 14 (+4)  P -- 14 (+4)  Df - 8  Dc - 6 (+3)

I know what you're thinking, "WTF, that guy looks like a 98 lb weakling!"  Sigh...I
prefer to think my physical characteristics are ideally suited for a finesse style.
As for my bases, I know they aren't much to look at.  After all, I am a PR.  I'm
fortunate to be blessed where I need it the most--attack and parry.

Okay, so I've got nice bases with bonuses in the right spots.  What about favorites?
Did I know them in advance or did I change them?  The answer is no, I had no idea
what they were for sure until I recieved my graduation announcement.  I would be
happy to tell you what my favorites are but I don't think my clone, Jumpinjack Flash,
would be very happy with me if I did.  Let's just say that from the moment I stepped
on the sands as a Rookie I used the same strategy in EVERY fight.  The only thing I
ever changed was armor (early on vs. TP's) and attack/defend locations.  That should
give those of you who have faced me more than once something to think about.

You may be interested to know that I am all natural.  I haven't had a prize of any
type used on me.  I'm a freak of nature.  It just goes to show you never know when a
guy like me will walk into your guildhouse looking for work as a gladiator.  It's up
to you to spot the potential and nuture it along.

I'm going to list my tourney results and records versus each style.  It isn't meant
to be a brag--I just thought you might find it interesting and a lot easier than
looking it up yourself.  Enjoy!
     Tourneys:  Rookies: 15-1-3 TC.  Initiates: 15-3-3 TV.  Adepts: 16-2 TC.
Champs: 13-1-1 TC.  Rookies--Champs record: 59-7-7 (.894)  Challengers: 9-3 TV.
Challengers: 15-1-1 TC.
 
Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)  Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up
(Teevella-LU)  Challengers: 7-3  Challengers: 11-3-2 TV  Challengers: 11-3-1 TV
 Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)

Challengers: 12-3 TV.  Challengers record: 104-25-4 (.806).  Career Tourney record:
163-32-11 (.836)  TC's: 4  TVs: 8 (3 Runner-ups)  Arena record: 5-0-1  Grudge
matches: 3-0

Total record: 171-32-12 (.842)  Tourney record vs all styles:  AB: 7-11  BA: 6-0-1
LU: 46-9-4  PL: 5-1-1  PR: 2-0  PS: ---  SL: 9-2  ST: 51-5-2  TP: 35-4-3  WS: 2-0

As you can see, the only style I had trouble with is the ABs.  I think that has more
to do with which ABs I fought rather than the style as a whole.  I was 3-1 vs ABs
early on (Rookies-Champs) and 4-10 in Challengers.  I was 1-5 vs Marv, 0-1 vs Marv Jr
and 0-3 vs Soulsnare.  I am going to make an educated guess and assume they all had
skills or prizes added to them to make them competetive at the Challenger level where
so few ABs are.  I could be wrong, though I doubt it.

See you on the Isle,
    Daydream Believer