DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/27/2008    Duedate: 07/24/2008

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-223

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IMMACULATECOLLECTION
CHAPEL ROCK (287)
(59-2632) [13-2-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IMMACULATECOLLECTION           GISBORNE
CHAPEL ROCK (287)              KIWI CONNECTION (301)
(59-2632) [13-2-0,109]         (59-2709) [4-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ROSE SHELL                     KONA QUAIL
ISLANDERS (247)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2658) [15-16-0,76]         (59-2666) [18-8-0,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HANGOVERS (265)             49
2. ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)       17      ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
3. CHAPEL ROCK (287)           17      Unchartered Team
4. KIWI CONNECTION (301)        2
5. ISLANDERS (247)            -68      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)     38  23  4 62.3   1/ 1 ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)     9  3 3
 2/ 0 HANGOVERS (265)          149 114 14 56.7   2/ 3*KIWI CONNECTION (301)     7  4 1
 3/ 2*KIWI CONNECTION (301)      9   7  1 56.3   3/ 2 ISLANDERS (247)           6  9 0
 4/ 0 CHAPEL ROCK (287)        224 178 14 55.7   4/ 0 HANGOVERS (265)           5  0 0
 5/ 3 ISLANDERS (247)          240 356  8 40.3   5/ 0 CHAPEL ROCK (287)         2  1 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 599): WAIF of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 482): DOLOVOR of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 607): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 603): DIAPERED ZALGOR of BABY BROTHERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 602): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 606): OL SMOKEY of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 604): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 598): DIO of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 590): BOTHACH of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 589): NEVERMOOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 563): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 553): MATTEO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 248): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 540): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): VOICES IN MY HEAD of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 234): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 222): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 437): RUSSIAN BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 199): SLO-PITCH of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 481): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 599): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 482): SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 607): GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 603): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 602): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 606): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 604): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 598): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 590): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 589): DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 563): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 553): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 248): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 440): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 234): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 222): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 437): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 199): RAPTOR (Owlin the Wise, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 481) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 601): CLANK of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 589): SHEWISH CORSAIR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 589): NEVERMOOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 588): GRIFTER of BAD BEAT (Osage, mgr.)
                           RUDE BUDDHA of MINISTRY OF SKA (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 563): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 553): MATTEO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 538): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 489): BLADERUNNER of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 234): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

That Dum Grunt.  I await the day when, finally, some other team gets a competitor up
here.  I feel like such a fake.

                                     Kona Quail

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ILLIS games.  BANANA caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested KALABOOSHA and was awarded 28 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, FLAMING MOE put down 
STINGAREE, causing him to lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  The city has 
turned out in honor of IMMACULATECOLLECTION, for with its arena victory it may now 
lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of 
the old women in ILLIS seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators? 
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ILLIS.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Perhaps even the strong cannot escape 
the vagaries of this world.  This week arena veteran KALABOOSHA was slain, despite a 
8-3-0 record.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is 
sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632    13   2  0   109       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUDAS PRIEST 2506            11   3  3   112       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 I MOTHER EARTH 2504          12   9  0   100       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 KONA QUAIL 2666              18   8  0    99       ISLANDERS (247)
-NAZARETH 2503                12   8  0    99       CHAPEL ROCK (287)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED RED WINE 2481             8   4  1    81       HANGOVERS (265)
 ROSE SHELL 2658              15  16  0    76       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAMING MOE 2420             11  10  0    66       HANGOVERS (265)
 LONG ISLAND 2500             10   1  0    64       HANGOVERS (265)
 CHURCH OF RISING SUN 2657     6   4  1    62       CHAPEL ROCK (287)
 KIRRALA 2691                  8   8  0    59       ISLANDERS (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARGARITA 2633                5   4  0    54       HANGOVERS (265)
 BANANA 2702                   4   0  2    53       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
 STINGAREE 2698               10   6  0    51       ISLANDERS (247)
 RAVE 2701                     3   1  1    50       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LA JOLLA 2703                 5   4  1    32       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
 GISBORNE 2709                 4   0  0    31       KIWI CONNECTION (301)
 RANGITCIKI 2711               3   1  1    28       KIWI CONNECTION (301)
 IRISH FLAG 2674               2   1  0    26       HANGOVERS (265)
 FLUFFY BUNNY 2714             2   1  0    25       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAPARANGI 2710                1   3  0     6       KIWI CONNECTION (301)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KALABOOSHA 2699         8  3 0 ISLANDERS 247        BANANA 2702           223   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I never did like Assassins.  And I convict this one of the worst kind of bad manners.
-- Kirrala

Well, damn.  Seems like Kona just made the Dum Grunt angry, and *I* had to pay the
bill.  Thanks a lot, teammate. -- Stingaree

M. Chardinee lost like the gentleman he (usually) is. -- Rose Shell

Rave -- Listen, it wasn't *me* asking for a "real" opponent!  I'll take a standby any
day.  The Mini-Pumpkin, maybe. -- Kalaboosha

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KONA QUAIL was bested by IMMACULATECOLLECTION in a 3 minute master's Title fight.
I MOTHER EARTH narrowly defeated ROSE SHELL in a 2 minute veteran's melee.
KIRRALA was overpowered by RED RED WINE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
LONG ISLAND outwaited RAVE in a crowd pleasing 8 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
STINGAREE was devastated by FLAMING MOE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CHURCH OF RISING SUN was unbelievably bested by DUM GRUNT in a 2 minute match.
LA JOLLA was devastated by MARGARITA in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FLUFFY BUNNY slimly lost to LUCIUS VORENUS in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
BANANA slaughtered KALABOOSHA in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
GISBORNE overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
IRISH FLAG handily defeated PAPARANGI in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
RANGITCIKI demolished MINI-PUMPKIN 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         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   4 -  3      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |

Turn 223 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632  13   2  0  109 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
PARRY-LUNGE      I MOTHER EARTH 2504        12   9  0  100 CHAPEL ROCK (287)
AIMED BLOW       KONA QUAIL 2666            18   8  0   99 ISLANDERS (247)
BASHING ATTACK   RED RED WINE 2481           8   4  1   81 HANGOVERS (265)
LUNGING ATTACK   FLAMING MOE 2420           11  10  0   66 HANGOVERS (265)
STRIKING ATTACK  MARGARITA 2633              5   4  0   54 HANGOVERS (265)
PARRY-STRIKE     RAVE 2701                   3   1  1   50 ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
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 KONA QUAIL 2666.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAVE 2701, I MOTHER 
EARTH 2504, ROSE SHELL 2658, RED RED WINE 2481, FLAMING MOE 2420, CHURCH OF RISING 
SUN 2657, BANANA 2702, IRISH FLAG 2674, IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632, and MARGARITA 
2633.

The least popular fighter this week was LONG ISLAND 2500.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PAPARANGI 2710, KALABOOSHA 2699, LA JOLLA 2703, STINGAREE 2698, 
KIRRALA 2691, FLUFFY BUNNY 2714, RANGITCIKI 2711, GISBORNE 2709, MARGARITA 2633, and 
IMMACULATECOLLECTION 2632.

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

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!