DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/03/2007    Duedate: 09/15/2007

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-417

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BALI DARRAS
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4221) [24-29-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BALI DARRAS                    POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            
(62-4221) [24-29-0,103]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BALI DARRAS                    BLUE
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            COLORS (186)
(62-4221) [24-29-0,103]        (62-1172) [7-11-1,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BEARS (268)             33
2. COLORS (186)                22      RANDOM SITH (438)
3. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         19      Unchartered Team
4. RANDOM SITH (438)            6
5. LEGION OF LEGEND (409)       0      ARADI RESORT & SPA (441)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 RANDOM SITH (438)         63  56  3 52.9   1/ 1 RANDOM SITH (438)         9  6 0
 2/ 4 THE BEARS (268)          344 309 30 52.7   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       9  6 0
 3- 5 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    48  44  2 52.2   3/ 4 COLORS (186)              4  5 0
 4/ 6 COLORS (186)              30  36  1 45.5   4/ 6 THE BEARS (268)           3  3 0
 5/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      207 265  4 43.9   5- 5 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    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 578): HORTATOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 461): 4 BRIDGES of OUT THE WINDOW (JE, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 586): ULDI SHOON of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 582): FOOT BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 581): HELENE JUSTE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 585): GEN. JACKSON of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 583): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 577): LIRVEL MOORN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 569): AKAI of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 568): CANNON FODDER of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 542): BLOOD THIRSTER of VOW TO DESTROY (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 532): DASHER of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 237): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 519): CELIE SHATTERSTONE of DELVERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 468): BLACK CLANSMAN of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 224): GLUM of JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 212): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 416): ERFIN GORAM of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 189): CRYBABY of OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 460): VAGABOND of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 578): SHE'S CRAFTY (Swinetiger, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 461): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 585): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 582): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 581): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 584): MACHINES OF WAR (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 583): IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 577): THE ABYSMALS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 569): BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 568): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 542): FRIENDLY FIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 532): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 237): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 518): ELEMENTS OF ZEN (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 468): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 223): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 210): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 416): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 189): SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 460) TWISTED SESAME (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 578): HORTATOR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            PRAESENTIUS of ROMAN EMPIRE (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 586): ULDI SHOON of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 582): FOOT BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 580): STAR ROD of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 585): GEN. JACKSON of THE VOLS (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 577): LIRVEL MOORN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 569): AKAI of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                (turn 568): VOLITAN LIONFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 532): DASHER of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 517): DELARWARE RUN of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 468): BLACK CLANSMAN of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
                 (turn 467): AILLENDEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 416): ERFIN GORAM of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     An enjoyable match, Darth Nikilus, my thanks.  Consider those skills a sort of
reverse graduation gift.  I admit, I never really EXPECTED to graduate, but since I
AM, I can afford to be generous.

                                    Erfin Goram

P.S.  WARFLAIL?  You've got to be KIDDING!
P.P.S.  Low/low?  Born to SCUM?  NO WAY!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in VALAMANTIS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  The MIDDLE WAY 10 guild has 
had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this 
kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, POLAR BEAR fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and 
gained 21 points and contributed to THE BEARS' 2-1-0.  DARTH BANE has lost to DONETTA 
FALDOUR, falling 6 points, while helping make RANDOM SITH a 2-3-0 turn.  The attempts 
to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and ERFIN GORAM remains VALAMANTIS' top 
warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team 
makes their losing fighters do dishes at Drunkard's Guild until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the MIDDLE WAY 10 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on VALAMANTIS, what are you afraid 
of?  And avoiding MIDDLE WAY 10 more than any other team we find COLORS.  VALAMANTIS, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take 
notice that GABRELLA IMBRO from MIDDLE WAY 10 was VALAMANTIS' most challenged warrior 
this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, VALAMANTIS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in VALAMANTIS and 
I've a long road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen 
sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALI DARRAS 4221             24  29  0   103       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZEUS 4010                    15   4  0   101       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARTH NIKILUS 4358           10  11  0    79       RANDOM SITH (438)
 DARTH SIDIUS 4316            11  13  1    77       RANDOM SITH (438)
 BROWN 4383                   10   2  0    76       COLORS (186)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARTH SCION 4357             15   6  0    60       RANDOM SITH (438)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONETTA FALDOUR 4388          9   9  0    56       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 BLUE 1172                     7  11  1    53       COLORS (186)
 ORANGE 4371                   6   6  0    36       COLORS (186)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GABRELLA IMBRO 4355           4  20  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 DARTH BANE 4415               5   4  0    28       RANDOM SITH (438)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARTH MALEK 4418              6   2  0    27       RANDOM SITH (438)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POLAR BEAR 4426               1   0  0    21       THE BEARS (268)
-THE GRUDGE 4421               2   0  0    20       THE BEARS (268)
 GORMODUC IRN 4420             2   5  0    14       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-HUMA 4406                     1   1  0    14       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
 WOUNDED BEAR 4434             1   0  0    11       THE BEARS (268)
-ATLAS 4423                    1   0  0    11       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
 RUSSIAN BEAR 4427             0   2  0     2       THE BEARS (268)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

"The audience rises as the fighting begins."  Check.  And the spy reporter is Debby
Tonte.  New survey.  Having determined that the introductory sentence for EVERY fight
in an arena is the same for a given cycle, but may or may not be the same on
succeeding cycles, I am now checking to see if there is any correlation between
intro-sentence and spy-golem.  Not something of earthshaking importance, but I get
bored sometimes.  You know how it goes. -- Jorja

Hmm.  Well...I suppose the Veteran Mercenary is a sweet boy, even if he IS Rirorni,
and since right-thinking people don't like the Infirmary, and he doesn't like the
Infirmary, he might be a right-thinking person, but still...he could have taught me
more than one skill. -- Bali Darras
P.S.  Okay, maybe he isn't a sweet boy, but he is definitely a pushover.

Darth Scion -- (recoiling in shock)  Oh!  I didn't realize you could do scionics!
How...how alarming!  But couldn't you scionically realize that I really NEED another
win? -- Gabrella Imbro

Orange -- And rather a yellowy, jaundiced-looking shade of orange, at that. --
Donetta Faldour

Darth Malek -- (frowning)  Don't you have any FEMALE sith?  Seems to me that I read
somewhere that there ARE female sith, and they're all beautiful and seductive and
dangerous and live under rocks.  Er, under hills.  I wouldn't mind meeting one. --
Gormoduc Irn

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ORANGE viciously subdued GABRELLA IMBRO in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
RUSSIAN BEAR lost to GORMODUC IRN in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
ERFIN GORAM handily defeated DARTH SIDIUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BALI DARRAS won victory over DARTH NIKILUS in a popular 1 minute master's Title brawl.
BROWN defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute match.
DARTH SCION bested BLUE in a action packed 2 minute brawl.
DARTH BANE was overpowered by DONETTA FALDOUR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DARTH MALEK devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
POLAR BEAR handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WOUNDED BEAR won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   3 -  2      79  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  18 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        22 -  25 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  25 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 417 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     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BROWN 4383                 10   2  0   76 COLORS (186)
WALL OF STEEL    DARTH SCION 4357           15   6  0   60 RANDOM SITH (438)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BALI DARRAS 4221.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BLUE 1172.  The ten other most popular fighters were BROWN 4383, WOUNDED 
BEAR 4434, ORANGE 4371, DARTH SCION 4357, GORMODUC IRN 4420, POLAR BEAR 4426, BALI 
DARRAS 4221, DARTH NIKILUS 4358, DONETTA FALDOUR 4388, and DARTH MALEK 4418.

The least popular fighter this week was DARTH BANE 4415.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DARTH SIDIUS 4316, RUSSIAN BEAR 4427, GABRELLA IMBRO 4355, DARTH MALEK 
4418, DONETTA FALDOUR 4388, DARTH NIKILUS 4358, BALI DARRAS 4221, POLAR BEAR 4426, 
GORMODUC IRN 4420, and DARTH SCION 4357.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

ERFIN GORAM (62-4220) MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)