DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2008    Duedate: 02/02/2008

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-427

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARTH SIDIUS                   DARTH SCION
RANDOM SITH (438)              RANDOM SITH (438)
(62-4316) [16-18-1,88]         (62-4357) [21-10-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH MOB (15)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH MOB (15)              12
2. COLORS (186)                11      RANDOM SITH (438)
3. RANDOM SITH (438)           10      Unchartered Team
4. THE BEARS (268)              5
5. LEGION OF LEGEND (409)       0      UNKNOWN WANDERERS (57)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 RANDOM SITH (438)         93  71  4 56.7   1/ 3 DEATH MOB (15)            7  3 0
 2/ 2 THE BEARS (268)          361 320 32 53.0   2/ 2 RANDOM SITH (438)         7  5 1
 3- 3 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    52  49  2 51.5   3/ 1 THE BEARS (268)           6  2 1
 4/ 4 COLORS (186)              40  45  1 47.1   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       5 10 0
 5/ 5 DEATH MOB (15)           108 134 13 44.6   5/ 6 COLORS (186)              2  1 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      223 295  4 43.1   6- 5 LEGION OF LEGEND (409)    1  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 588): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 471): EDWARD O'HARE of MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 592): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 595): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 593): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 587): BUFFALO BOB of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 579): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): DJININSKI of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 552): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 542): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): NAKOR of DOG SOLDIERS II (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 529): MASUMI of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 478): ENDLESS WATCH of RAISING RYLYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 426): DARTH SCION of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): KATSUMOTO of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 470): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 588): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 471): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 592): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 595): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 593): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 587): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 579): WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 552): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 542): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 529): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 478): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 426): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): ANTIQUATED LEGACY (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 470) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 471): KORONEDUS of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): JERI LOUGH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 594): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 578): DJININSKI of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome VALAMANTIS.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Woof!  THE BEARS were 
a bunch of dogs after DEATH MOB got through with 'em!  3rd ain't so sweet as 1st!  
What's with DARTH KRAYT?  He actually beat MIDDLE WAY 10's HARLON JURV, and walked 
away with 19 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at COLORS while they 
watched BLUE clobber DARTH BANE.  He lost 9 points and got bruised from objects 
thrown from the stands.  VALAMANTIS, set your sights on KHALHUMS DWARF.  He'll be 
happy to entertain all requests after defeating DARTH SCION.  Advice to fighters with 
a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  VALAMANTIS thinks COLORS 
and their 40-45-1 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  In my day, 
no team with a 39-45-1 would scare me off!  What's the problem, DEATH MOB?  What do 
people see in GORMODUC IRN?  His 5-12-0?  MIDDLE WAY 10 ain't talkin', but he's got 
29 points.  DARTH SIDIUS didn't quite know what to make of a challenge he received 
from ADMIRAL KRINGE of DEATH MOB, who is 23 points below him.  ADMIRAL KRINGE perhaps 
got his just desserts, seeing as he was defeated by DARTH SIDIUS and ended up with 53 
recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARTH SCION 4357             21  10  0    88       RANDOM SITH (438)
 DARTH SIDIUS 4316            16  18  1    88       RANDOM SITH (438)
-RUSSIAN BEAR 4427             5   3  2    83       THE BEARS (268)
 BLUE 1172                    12  14  1    69       COLORS (186)
-BROWN 4383                   12   6  0    69       COLORS (186)
 DEATH MAGE 2115               7   4  0    68       DEATH MOB (15)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ORANGE 4371                   9   8  0    65       COLORS (186)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADMIRAL KRINGE 1379           8   4  0    53       DEATH MOB (15)
 WOLF RIDER 2132               7   3  1    53       DEATH MOB (15)
 DONETTA FALDOUR 4388         11  17  0    50       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 DARTH BANE 4415              11   8  0    45       RANDOM SITH (438)
-THE GRUDGE 4421               5   2  0    39       THE BEARS (268)
 CHATTI 4448                   4   1  0    39       DEATH MOB (15)
 WOUNDED BEAR 4434             4   4  0    34       THE BEARS (268)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MASTIFF 4446                  3   1  0    30       THE BEARS (268)
 GORMODUC IRN 4420             5  12  0    29       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 BEARFACE 4445                 3   2  0    28       THE BEARS (268)
 INVUR KREB 4449               3   3  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHEA EDEL 4450                3   3  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-ATLAS 4423                    3   1  0    21       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
-HUMA 4406                     2   3  0    19       LEGION OF LEGEND (409)
 DARTH KRAYT 4455              1   0  1    19       RANDOM SITH (438)
 GROMMIT 4447                  3   3  0    14       DEATH MOB (15)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GABRELLA IMBRO 4355     7 25 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420    RUSSIAN BEAR 4427     425   
HARLON JURV 4453        1  1 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420    DARTH KRAYT 4455      427   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I was dragging myself over to do personals for this arena, muttering about how dead
it is and something must be wrong, when a person who knew this arena in its salad
days, maybe even its appetizer days, said, "Jorja, Valamantis has been dead from the
day it was opened."  So I don't feel badly about it after all, it isn't MY fault,
right?  And it isn't YOUR fault, either, well, except maybe for Death Mob, which
seems to have been here back in the hand-around-the-menu days.  And after that long,
heck, you can't expect them to still be perky, can you?  If we want live, we have to
do it ourselves.  And...DO we want a lively arena here?  I'm not sure I could take
the shock. -- Jorja, the Middle Way

Blue -- That about describes it for me.  Probably the weather, the days with single-
digit Fahrenheit temperatures, you know. -- Donetta Faldour

Wounded Bear -- I believe it!  What a nasty temper you have. -- Gormoduc Irn

No Embezzling Scribe is going to touch MY money, I can promise you that! -- Chea Edel

Mordant Deserter Go Home. -- Invur Kreb

What's the deal with this Convicted Thief?  Why is he fighting in the arena rather
than doing hard labor on the levees? -- Harlon Jurv

Ghost of Darth Malek -- Fare well wherever you're going. -- the Middle Way

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ADMIRAL KRINGE was devastated by DARTH SIDIUS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CHATTI won victory over BEARFACE in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
GROMMIT was viciously subdued by GORMODUC IRN in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
DARTH SCION lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 3 minute gory master's brawl.
BLUE demolished DARTH BANE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DEATH MAGE vanquished DONETTA FALDOUR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
WOLF RIDER beat INVUR KREB in a 2 minute brawl.
CHEA EDEL was overcome by WOUNDED BEAR in a 1 minute gruesome fight.
HARLON JURV was slaughtered by DARTH KRAYT in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  10 -  2      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  21 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  21 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  1      29  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 427 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     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         4  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DARTH SCION 4357           21  10  0   88 RANDOM SITH (438)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEATH MAGE 2115             7   4  0   68 DEATH MOB (15)
TOTAL PARRY      ADMIRAL KRINGE 1379         8   4  0   53 DEATH MOB (15)
PARRY-LUNGE      CHATTI 4448                 4   1  0   39 DEATH MOB (15)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DARTH SIDIUS 4316.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DARTH SCION 4357.  The ten other most popular fighters were GROMMIT 4447, 
DARTH SIDIUS 4316, GORMODUC IRN 4420, DEATH MAGE 2115, WOLF RIDER 2132, WOUNDED BEAR 
4434, CHATTI 4448, BEARFACE 4445, BLUE 1172, and DARTH KRAYT 4455.

The least popular fighter this week was HARLON JURV 4453.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CHEA EDEL 4450, DONETTA FALDOUR 4388, DARTH BANE 4415, ADMIRAL 
KRINGE 1379, INVUR KREB 4449, DARTH KRAYT 4455, BLUE 1172, BEARFACE 4445, CHATTI 
4448, and WOUNDED BEAR 4434.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes