DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-236

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GISBORNE
KIWI CONNECTION (301)
(59-2709) [11-6-0,84]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GISBORNE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
KIWI CONNECTION (301)          
(59-2709) [11-6-0,84]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STINGAREE                      BUXTON
ISLANDERS (247)                KIWI CONNECTION (301)
(59-2698) [17-12-1,64]         (59-2724) [9-2-2,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ISLANDERS (247)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIWI CONNECTION (301)       15
2. ISLANDERS (247)             11      KIWI CONNECTION (301)
3. ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)        0      Unchartered Team

                                       DARQUE FORCE (248)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (301)     35  25  3 58.3   1/ 1 ISLANDERS (247)           8  5 2
 2- 2 ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)     58  45  5 56.3   2/ 3 KIWI CONNECTION (301)     3  4 1
 3/ 3 ISLANDERS (247)          281 377 11 42.7   3- 2 ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)     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 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ILLIS?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see SYLVESTER win a fight and gain 7 points, terribly.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, ILLIS may be getting bland, as GISBORNE stays top dog in the city.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ILLIS' 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GISBORNE 2709                11   6  0    84       KIWI CONNECTION (301)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAVE 2701                     8   7  1    89       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BANANA 2702                   9   6  3    65       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)
 STINGAREE 2698               17  12  1    64       ISLANDERS (247)
 BUXTON 2724                   9   2  2    64       KIWI CONNECTION (301)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLUFFY BUNNY 2714             5   6  0    39       ALL-STAR NANA'S (299)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYLVESTER 2728                5   2  0    33       ISLANDERS (247)
-PAPARANGI 2710                8   7  0    31       KIWI CONNECTION (301)
 BEACH BOB 2735                3   0  2    29       ISLANDERS (247)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      BEACH BOB 2735        236  NONE
CHERVIL BEN 2723        3  9 0 ISLANDERS 247        BUXTON 2724           235   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gisborne -- Well done.  It would, of course, have been better if you'd taken the
title on a win, but at least you didn't have to fight a standby for it.  And you're
certainly learning well.  Good luck! -- Kirrala
P.S.  I have followed the advice of that stupid bureaucrat, Tarin Selah, and talked
to the Adantri ambassador about lands.  The prospects look good, so I may be leaving
for distant shores--NOT the Isle of the Eye.  I hear the gladiators there are crowded
like sardines in a barrel.

Argh, a standby, and one rated well below me, at that.  No skills.  Bummer. --
Stingaree

Buxton -- Hey!  I didn't need that! -- Ghost of Chervil Ben

I wouldn't want to be a Cult Member in an arena town.  It seems a hard life for 'em.
-- Sylvester

Yeah, well, the Mordant Deserter doesn't do much better. -- Beach Bob

We only had TWO tourney participants last time?  Well, a salute to them for trying,
anyway. -- Jorja and the Islanders

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GISBORNE devastated STINGAREE in a 2 minute mismatched Title fight.
BUXTON slimly won victory over SCRAWNY GEORGE in a 2 minute gruesome battle.
SYLVESTER demolished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BEACH BOB butchered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   0 -  2     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -   8 -  3      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 236 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GISBORNE 2709              11   6  0   84 KIWI CONNECTION (301)
LUNGING ATTACK   STINGAREE 2698             17  12  1   64 ISLANDERS (247)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STINGAREE 2698.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BUXTON 2724.  The ten other most popular fighters were SYLVESTER 2728, GISBORNE 
2709, STINGAREE 2698, BEACH BOB 2735,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BEACH BOB 2735.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STINGAREE 2698, GISBORNE 2709, SYLVESTER 2728, BUXTON 2724,  0,  0,  0, 
0,  0, and  0.

                          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