DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/18/2008    Duedate: 03/01/2008

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-429

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARTH SCION
RANDOM SITH (438)
(62-4357) [23-10-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARTH SCION                    POSITION IS EMPTY
RANDOM SITH (438)              
(62-4357) [23-10-0,98]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARTH SIDIUS                   DARTH SCION
RANDOM SITH (438)              RANDOM SITH (438)
(62-4316) [17-19-1,87]         (62-4357) [23-10-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RANDOM SITH (438)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)   34
2. THE BEARS (268)             30      RANDOM SITH (438)
3. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)          8      Unchartered Team
4. RANDOM SITH (438)            7
5. DEATH MOB (15)               0      BOOTY BOOTY BOOTY (316)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 RANDOM SITH (438)         98  74  5 57.0   1/ 1 RANDOM SITH (438)         7  5 2
 2/ 2 THE BEARS (268)          364 323 32 53.0   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       6  7 0
 3- 3 COLORS (186)              40  45  1 47.1   3/ 0 FLAGG'S DEVASTATOR (400)  4  1 0
 4/ 0 FLAGG'S DEVASTATOR (400)  17  21  3 44.7   4/ 3 THE BEARS (268)           4  4 0
 5- 4 DEATH MOB (15)           108 134 13 44.6   5- 4 DEATH MOB (15)            3  2 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      228 298  4 43.3   6- 5 COLORS (186)              1  0 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 590): CHEESE WHIZ of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 473): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 598): SPAGHETTI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 594): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 593): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 595): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 589): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): GREAT WHITE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 580): BULLWINKLE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 554): IRON MAN of ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 544): SUI GENERIS of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 531): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 480): SHROUD OF GLOOM of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 428): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 472): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 590): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 473): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 598): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 594): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 593): KALTOS KRIMINALS (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 595): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 589): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 580): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 554): ENGINES 'O' DEATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 544): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 531): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 480): BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 230): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 218): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 428): RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 195): TITANS III (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 472) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 590): CHEESE WHIZ of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 472): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 592): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 597): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 581): GREAT WHITE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 243): OPARA PERSI of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgR.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 530): MASUMII of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 479): THE JONAH of BLACK CONVENTICLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail VALAMANTIS!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  And let's see, ZESPEE KOO fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 17 points 
and contributed to FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS' 4-1-0.  INVUR KREB has lost to BEARFACE, 
falling 14 points, while helping make MIDDLE WAY 10 a 2-2-0 turn.  And all eyes were 
on DARTH SCION this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  VALAMANTIS has 
a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that Drake's Lodge uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     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 DEATH MOB stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on VALAMANTIS, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided DEATH MOB stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was THE 
BEARS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was RANDOM SITH's 
warrior DARTH SIDIUS.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that VALAMANTIS has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in VALAMANTIS, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARTH SCION 4357             23  10  0    98       RANDOM SITH (438)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUSSIAN BEAR 4427             6   4  2    95       THE BEARS (268)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARTH SIDIUS 4316            17  19  1    87       RANDOM SITH (438)
-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)
 DONETTA FALDOUR 4388         13  17  0    62       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 GORMODUC IRN 4420             7  12  0    58       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

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)
 VICIOUS THRILL 3885           4   6  1    53       FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)
 DARTH BANE 4415              12   9  0    52       RANDOM SITH (438)
 BEARFACE 4445                 5   2  0    52       THE BEARS (268)
 RABID BLITZER 3882            5   3  1    45       FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)
-CHATTI 4448                   4   1  0    39       DEATH MOB (15)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INVUR KREB 4449               4   4  0    31       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
-MASTIFF 4446                  3   1  0    30       THE BEARS (268)
 DARTH KRAYT 4455              2   1  2    28       RANDOM SITH (438)
 ZESPEE KOO 3946               2   1  0    24       FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FURIOUS BASHER 3881           3   4  1    22       FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)
-GROMMIT 4447                  3   3  0    14       DEATH MOB (15)
 CHEA EDEL 4450                3   5  0    14       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 TGEKI ROO 3947                1   2  0    10       FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)

'-' 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  NOT REVENGED
HARLON JURV 4453        1  1 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420    DARTH KRAYT 4455      427   
WOUNDED BEAR 4434       4  5 0 THE BEARS 268        HIGH ELF              429  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fratsfa Slave?  Please!  This is an insult to all gladiators who study, practice, and
risk their lives on the sands of Valamantis. -- Donetta Faldour

Darth Bane -- You'd probably do better against your fellow Darths, don't you think?
You might be their bane, after all! -- Gormoduc Irn

Somehow I expected more from a Dangerous Criminal.  Must've been an off-day for him.
-- Invur Kreb

Bearface -- I don't know, I suppose that's meant to be an insult, and maybe for an
elf it is, but really, we humans look to the spirit within, and yours is, um...clean
and strong? -- Chea Edel

Ghost of The Grudge -- Good riddance.  Grudges ruffle the smooth surface of
civilization. -- Laundesant, Master of Spies for Valamantis

(sound of badly muffled laughter)

Sitalva -- I can be civilized! -- Laundesant, Master of Spies for Valamantis

Darth Sidius -- In my younger days, that might have gone differently.  Not that I was
every outstandingly good against dwarves. -- Karogedh of Rithakar, Veteran Mercenary

Donetta Faldour -- (whine, cringe) -- Ariealliethin, Enslaved and All But Destroyed
by the Evil Fratsfans

Invur Kreb -- We will have a rematch, and somewhere more private. -- Al'Sinj, Tall,
Blond, and Dangerous

Darth Krayt -- Do you think beggars grow on trees?  Don't do that again. -- Sigrimor,
Master of Beggars

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WOUNDED BEAR was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RUSSIAN BEAR bested DARTH SIDIUS in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
BEARFACE handily defeated INVUR KREB in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DARTH SCION won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute master's Title brawl.
DONETTA FALDOUR demolished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
RABID BLITZER defeated DARTH KRAYT in a 1 minute struggle.
VICIOUS THRILL was narrowly defeated by DARTH BANE in a 2 minute gory master's brawl.
GORMODUC IRN handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CHEA EDEL lost to FURIOUS BASHER in a popular 1 minute duel.
TGEKI ROO won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a slow 4 minute novice's duel.
ZESPEE KOO overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  10 -  1      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  21 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  2      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 429 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DARTH SCION 4357           23  10  0   98 RANDOM SITH (438)
LUNGING ATTACK   RUSSIAN BEAR 4427           6   4  2   95 THE BEARS (268)
STRIKING ATTACK  RABID BLITZER 3882          5   3  1   45 FLAGG'S DEVASTATORS (400)
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 VICIOUS THRILL 
3885, DONETTA FALDOUR 4388, FURIOUS BASHER 3881, RUSSIAN BEAR 4427, RABID BLITZER 
3882, BEARFACE 4445, DARTH BANE 4415, GORMODUC IRN 4420, ZESPEE KOO 3946, and DARTH 
SIDIUS 4316.

The least popular fighter this week was TGEKI ROO 3947.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHEA EDEL 4450, DARTH KRAYT 4455, INVUR KREB 4449, WOUNDED BEAR 4434, 
DARTH SIDIUS 4316, ZESPEE KOO 3946, GORMODUC IRN 4420, DARTH BANE 4415, BEARFACE 
4445, and RABID BLITZER 3882.