DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-221

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KONA QUAIL
ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2666) [17-7-0,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KONA QUAIL                     GISBORNE
ISLANDERS (247)                KIWI CONNECTION (301)
(59-2666) [17-7-0,136]         (59-2709) [2-0-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROSE SHELL                     STINGAREE
ISLANDERS (247)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2658) [14-15-0,59]         (59-2698) [10-4-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ISLANDERS (247)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)       37
2. ISLANDERS (247)             34      ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
3. KIWI CONNECTION (301)       33      Unchartered Team

                                       KIWI CONNECTION (301)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)     33  20  3 62.3   1/ 1 ISLANDERS (247)          10  5 0
 2/ 2 ISLANDERS (247)          238 348  8 40.6   2/ 2 ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)     6  5 2
 3/ 0*KIWI CONNECTION (301)      4   6  0 40.0   3/ 0*KIWI CONNECTION (301)     2  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 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.

     Derelict, you need to explain to your manager that there are different kinds of
maintenance.  There's the kind that makes sure you fight, come what may with the
postal service.  And then there's the kind that keeps you from being quite so run
down and shabby.  You definitely need some repair and refitting.

                                    Kona Quail

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ILLIS.  MVP award for KIRRALA?  ISLANDERS' 
proud of her after beating DOOMIE JUGGERNAUT and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer 
major upsets!  ROSE SHELL's match with KUNG-FU MASTER cost her a loss of 1 points!  
Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think KONA QUAIL should let M. 
CHARDINEE be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy 
that said ILLIS' Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Welcome Wench?  Don't look 
at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?   
     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?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KONA QUAIL 2666              17   7  0   136       ISLANDERS (247)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIRRALA 2691                  8   6  0    84       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STINGAREE 2698               10   4  0    66       ISLANDERS (247)
 ROSE SHELL 2658              14  15  0    59       ISLANDERS (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALABOOSHA 2699               8   1  0    47       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LA JOLLA 2703                 4   3  1    28       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
 RAVE 2701                     2   0  1    24       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANANA 2702                   2   0  1    19       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
 GISBORNE 2709                 2   0  0    18       KIWI CONNECTION (301)
 FLUFFY BUNNY 2714             1   0  0    16       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
 RANGITCIKI 2711               1   1  0    13       KIWI CONNECTION (301)
 PAPARANGI 2710                0   2  0     2       KIWI CONNECTION (301)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      BANANA 2702           221  NONE
TARAWERA 2713           1  1 0 KIWI CONNECTION 301  BANDIT PRINCE         221  NONE
URENUI 2712             0  2 0 KIWI CONNECTION 301  BANDIT PRINCE         221  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Drat.  It's beginning to look like I'll have to actually study this kung-fu stuff.  I
don't want to!  I *like* having a blade in my hand. -- Kirrala

The Dum Grunt was not my dish of noodles. -- Stingaree

The Userous Merchant is not my favorite person, but at least he knows to fall down
when I hit him. -- Rose Shell

La Jolla -- Get well quickly, we can't spare you. -- Kalaboosha

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TARAWERA was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
URENUI was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
KONA QUAIL handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
STINGAREE viciously subdued TITUS PULLO in a popular 2 minute gory contest.
KIRRALA demolished DOOMIE JUGGERNAUT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ROSE SHELL slimly lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal fight.
KALABOOSHA viciously subdued LEE'S REVENGE in a popular 2 minute gruesome competition.
LA JOLLA vanquished MINI-PUMPKIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
RAVE slaughtered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BANANA dispatched PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's fight.
GISBORNE beat DOOMIE CHAMPION in a 2 minute novice's melee.
PAPARANGI was savagely defeated by DOOMIE CHAMPION in a 1 minute novice's match.
RANGITCIKI devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
FLUFFY BUNNY bested DOOMIE CHAMPION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   2 -  1      85  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 221 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     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KONA QUAIL 2666            17   7  0  136 ISLANDERS (247)
SLASHING ATTACK  KIRRALA 2691                8   6  0   84 ISLANDERS (247)
LUNGING ATTACK   STINGAREE 2698             10   4  0   66 ISLANDERS (247)
STRIKING ATTACK  KALABOOSHA 2699             8   1  0   47 ISLANDERS (247)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ROSE SHELL 2658.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was STINGAREE 2698.  The ten other most popular fighters were KALABOOSHA 2699, ROSE 
SHELL 2658, FLUFFY BUNNY 2714, KONA QUAIL 2666, KIRRALA 2691, BANANA 2702, GISBORNE 
2709, RANGITCIKI 2711, TARAWERA 2713, and URENUI 2712.

The least popular fighter this week was PAPARANGI 2710.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RAVE 2701, LA JOLLA 2703, URENUI 2712, TARAWERA 2713, RANGITCIKI 2711, 
GISBORNE 2709, BANANA 2702, KIRRALA 2691, KONA QUAIL 2666, and FLUFFY BUNNY 2714.

                                 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."