DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/09/2008    Duedate: 06/21/2008

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-437

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUSSIAN BEAR
THE BEARS (268)
(62-4427) [8-8-2,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUSSIAN BEAR                   DUCK POND
THE BEARS (268)                RAPTOR (444)
(62-4427) [8-8-2,99]           (62-4469) [3-0-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEATH MAGE                     DEATH MAGE
DEATH MOB (15)                 DEATH MOB (15)
(62-2115) [13-6-1,83]          (62-2115) [13-6-1,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH MOB (15)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BEARS (268)             27
2. RAPTOR (444)                22      EOD (436)
3. DEATH MOB (15)               1      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         -6
5. EOD (436)                  -14      RAPTOR (444)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 EOD (436)                 20  12  0 62.5   1/ 1 DEATH MOB (15)           10  4 0
 2/ 2*RAPTOR (444)               9   6  1 60.0   2/ 3*RAPTOR (444)              9  6 1
 3/ 3 THE BEARS (268)          374 339 32 52.5   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       5 10 0
 4/ 4 DEATH MOB (15)           131 149 14 46.8   4/ 5 THE BEARS (268)           4  8 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      248 318  4 43.8   5/ 4 EOD (436)                 3  2 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 598): JETSAM of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 481): KEY LIME of SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 606): MARY JANE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 602): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 601): CLANK of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 605): BREASTSTROKE of SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 603): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 597): DIO of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 589): SHEWISH CORSAIR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 588): GRIFTER of BAD BEAT (Osage, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 562): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 552): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 247): DEELA ELLIS of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 539): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 488): 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 436): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 198): SLO-PITCH of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 480): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 598): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 481): SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 606): BAD COMPANY (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 602): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 601): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 605): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 603): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 597): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 589): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 588): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 562): MINDSOVERMATTER (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 552): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 247): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 439): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 488): 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 436): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 480) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 601): CLANK of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): DIGGER WASP of FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 589): SHEWISH CORSAIR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 588): MIDNIGHT of WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
                            MICHAEL JORDAN of CAROLINA BLUE (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 588): GRIFTER of BAD BEAT (Osage, mgr.)
                           RUDE BUDDHA of MINISTRY OF SKA (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 538): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 234): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
VALAMANTIS.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  
Hey everybody, watch out for BEARFACE, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after 
mashing INVUR KREB like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  INVUR KREB was defeated by BEARFACE and drops 
14 points.  Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, and 
DEATH MAGE has made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With DEATH MAGE clearing the 
throne, THE BEARS of RUSSIAN BEAR takes a proud seat as VALAMANTIS' new Duelmaster, 
by virtue of recognition points.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so 
try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad DEATH MOB?  Big bad DEATH MOB.  Big bad DEATH MOB.  VALAMANTIS' afraid of 
the big bad DEATH MOB.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this 
one:  DEATH MOB + Weapons That go Boom = THE BEARS + Avoid City.  Well just about 
everybody wants a piece of IED, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the VALAMANTIS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been 
real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUSSIAN BEAR 4427             8   8  2    99       THE BEARS (268)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATH MAGE 2115              13   6  1    83       DEATH MOB (15)
 WOLF RIDER 2132              12   6  1    76       DEATH MOB (15)
 IED 4301                      5   2  0    76       EOD (436)
 CHATTI 4448                   9   4  0    68       DEATH MOB (15)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEARFACE 4445                 7   5  0    66       THE BEARS (268)
 GORMODUC IRN 4420            10  17  0    57       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INVUR KREB 4449               8   8  0    46       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 CHEA EDEL 4450                8   8  0    45       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 DUCK POND 4469                3   0  0    38       RAPTOR (444)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASTIFF 4446                  6   3  0    32       THE BEARS (268)
-FLEX-X 4302                   3   5  0    30       EOD (436)
 EVANDER GILL 4470             5   2  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 CHICKEN HAWK 4467             2   1  0    28       RAPTOR (444)
 C-4 4322                      4   1  0    27       EOD (436)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DETONATOR 4323                5   0  0    23       EOD (436)
 BLACK HAWK 4468               3   0  0    22       RAPTOR (444)
 ANGRY DECKHAND 4473           2   0  0    20       DEATH MOB (15)
 SALTY DOG 4471                2   4  0    18       DEATH MOB (15)
 ISOMBARD KORL 4462            3   5  0    14       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 NIGHT HAWK 4465               1   2  1    10       RAPTOR (444)
 SCREECH 4466                  0   3  0     3       RAPTOR (444)
 HUNTED 4475                   0   1  0     1       THE BEARS (268)
-BIG BEAR 4474                 0   1  0     1       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

Bearface -- Euwh!  No wonder you can't get a date, have you considered shaving? --
Gormoduc Irn

Chatti -- Damn.  You turned that one around and held it steady.  Damn. -- Chea Edel

Mastiff -- I knew there was some reason I didn't like big dogs.  Now It's all clear:
big-time shedding.  I bet the maintenance crew has a heck of a time getting the hair
combed out of the sand. -- Invur Kreb

Chicken Hawk -- Who told you that I was a chicken in my secret life? -- Isombard Korl

A Persistent Beggar?  It hardly seems a career to encourage persistence. -- Evander
Gill

Our congratulations to 5 and Russian Bear, tourney victors in their respective
classes. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

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

RUSSIAN BEAR devastated IED in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
BEARFACE vanquished INVUR KREB in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MASTIFF was defeated by CHEA EDEL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
DEATH MAGE was unbelievably bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 2 minute fight.
WOLF RIDER demolished GORMODUC IRN in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
CHATTI overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DUCK POND defeated C-4 in a 1 minute melee.
DETONATOR won victory over NIGHT HAWK in a 1 minute duel.
ISOMBARD KORL was vanquished by CHICKEN HAWK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
EVANDER GILL won victory over SALTY DOG in a 2 minute duel.
SCREECH was overpowered by ANGRY DECKHAND in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
BLACK HAWK overpowered HUNTED in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  2      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  14 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  18 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |

Turn 437 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        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DEATH MAGE 2115            13   6  1   83 DEATH MOB (15)
WALL OF STEEL    WOLF RIDER 2132            12   6  1   76 DEATH MOB (15)
AIMED BLOW       IED 4301                    5   2  0   76 EOD (436)
PARRY-LUNGE      CHATTI 4448                 9   4  0   68 DEATH MOB (15)
LUNGING ATTACK   BEARFACE 4445               7   5  0   66 THE BEARS (268)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEATH MAGE 2115.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DEATH MAGE 2115.  The ten other most popular fighters were WOLF RIDER 2132, 
BEARFACE 4445, GORMODUC IRN 4420, CHATTI 4448, EVANDER GILL 4470, ANGRY DECKHAND 
4473, MASTIFF 4446, CHEA EDEL 4450, DUCK POND 4469, and CHICKEN HAWK 4467.

The least popular fighter this week was HUNTED 4475.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SCREECH 4466, SALTY DOG 4471, ISOMBARD KORL 4462, NIGHT HAWK 4465, IED 
4301, DETONATOR 4323, C-4 4322, INVUR KREB 4449, RUSSIAN BEAR 4427, and BLACK HAWK 
4468.

                         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!