DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/31/2009    Duedate: 09/12/2009

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-469

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CAPTAIN SCOURGE
DEATH MOB (15)
(62-4496) [14-1-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAPTAIN SCOURGE                SAND STORM
DEATH MOB (15)                 DISASTERS (448)
(62-4496) [14-1-1,108]         (62-4531) [1-0-1,12]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALTY DOG                      CAPTAIN SCOURGE
DEATH MOB (15)                 DEATH MOB (15)
(62-4471) [20-15-1,99]         (62-4496) [14-1-1,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPLIT II (279)              33
2. DEATH MOB (15)               8      SPLIT II (279)
3. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)          6      Unchartered Team
4. DISASTERS (448)              6
                                       DISASTERS (448)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 SPLIT II (279)            18  14  2 56.3   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       9  6 0
 2/ 1 DEATH MOB (15)           216 194 21 52.7   2/ 2 DEATH MOB (15)            7  0 1
 3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      327 398  7 45.1   3/ 0 SPLIT II (279)            3  1 0
 4/ 3*DISASTERS (448)            2   4  1 33.3   4/ 3*DISASTERS (448)           2  4 1

    '*'   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 630): DOOMTAIL of EVIL BEAVERS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 513): KESTRATLAK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 636): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 611): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 631): FELISSA HURM of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 629): CONCUSSION of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 635): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 621): DIRT BATH of GHOST RIDERS TOO (Bladerunner, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 620): BONEFACE of RAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 592): SHERRY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 584): TORCHLIGHT KID of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 563): COLLINGWOOD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 568): CORRUPT TURNKEY of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 519): TELENIA of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 250): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 238): STINGAREE of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 468): CAPTAIN SCOURGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 214): MYSTIQUE of BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 512): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 630): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 513): THE GOLDEN FISH
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 636): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 611): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 631): WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 629): GOLDEN DAWN (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 635): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 621): GHOST RIDERS TOO (Bladerunner, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 320): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 592): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 584): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 263): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 568): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 519): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 250): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 238): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 468): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 214): BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 512) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 636): SUPER SENIOR of GENERATION X (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 631): KATIRONA MURH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 621): CAUDIERS of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 583): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 568): THE HYPHEN-DASH of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 519): TELENIA of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 249): NO-STICK TAPE of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in VALAMANTIS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with GASP?  He 
actually beat MIDDLE WAY 10's FERRIS HALE, and walked away with 16 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at SPLIT II while they watched GASP clobber FERRIS HALE.  
He lost 13 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try as he 
might, VENOMOUS CONCUBINE wasn't good enough at persuading CAPTAIN SCOURGE to step 
down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  VALAMANTIS thinks MIDDLE 
WAY 10 and their 327-398-7 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
In my day, no team with a 324-396-7 would scare me off!  What's the problem, 
DISASTERS?   
     Warriors of VALAMANTIS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     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.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPTAIN SCOURGE 4496         14   1  1   108       DEATH MOB (15)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALTY DOG 4471               20  15  1    99       DEATH MOB (15)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JERANS LA'ROC 4501            8   5  1    62       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 GASP 2429                     7   2  0    60       SPLIT II (279)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PULSE 2430                    7   2  0    52       SPLIT II (279)
 FERRIS HALE 4517              4   4  0    39       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOBBAN JEPP 4503              6   6  0    26       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMEMMA LOCA 4523             3   3  0    23       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 EXPECTANCY 3045               1   1  0    17       SPLIT II (279)
 FARGO HAIL 4530               1   1  0    17       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 SAND STORM 4531               1   0  1    12       DISASTERS (448)
 DISEASE 4529                  1   1  0     4       DISASTERS (448)
 RAMMSTEIN 3046                1   1  0     4       SPLIT II (279)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      SAND STORM 4531       469  NONE
ELEN GORVAN 4493        8 10 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420    SALTY DOG 4471        467   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Salty Dog -- Ptui!  Too much salt.  Gah.  Makes me really thirsty. -- Jerans La'Roc

A Fratsfa Slave?  WHY?  Was there no one I could--?  Oh, I guess there was no one.
Huh.  We need more people in here. -- Ferris Hale

The Userous Merchant, curse him, insisted that if I wanted a skill, I'd have to pay
for it with a loss.  Seems unfair to me. -- Jimemma Loca

A Convicted Thief.  Piffling. -- Hobban Jepp

Disease -- Well, I suppose you COULD be a disaster, but there are times--such as when
one's mother-in-law is coming to visit--that a little disease might be a good thing.
-- Fargo Hail
P.S.  Not that *I* have trouble with the old biddy, because the Commission says I
have a high charisma.  I just *charm* her.

26 August 09
     There has been a run lately of personals and columns turning up in the wrong
     arenas.  When you email in something, check and make sure you have the correct
     arena number!  It's easy for a finger to slip onto the wrong key.  When the
     receipt comes back, check again to be sure it went where you intended!
     Vigilance is your friend, and mine too. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAPTAIN SCOURGE bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute master's Title fight.
SALTY DOG demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute one-sided melee.
GASP overpowered FERRIS HALE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
JERANS LA'ROC devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
PULSE devastated JIMEMMA LOCA in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
HOBBAN JEPP luckily beat OSKSI NOBLE in a tiresome 6 minute struggle.
RAMMSTEIN was devastated by FARGO HAIL in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
EXPECTANCY handily defeated DISEASE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SAND STORM dispatched PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a action packed 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   1 -  0      92  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   5 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   2 -  2      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  0      42  |

Turn 469 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       CAPTAIN SCOURGE 4496       14   1  1  108 DEATH MOB (15)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SALTY DOG 4471             20  15  1   99 DEATH MOB (15)
PARRY-LUNGE      JERANS LA'ROC 4501          8   5  1   62 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
STRIKING ATTACK  GASP 2429                   7   2  0   60 SPLIT II (279)
LUNGING ATTACK   PULSE 2430                  7   2  0   52 SPLIT II (279)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SALTY DOG 4471.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CAPTAIN SCOURGE 4496.  The ten other most popular fighters were JERANS LA'ROC 
4501, SAND STORM 4531, SALTY DOG 4471, GASP 2429, PULSE 2430, FARGO HAIL 4530, 
EXPECTANCY 3045, FERRIS HALE 4517, JIMEMMA LOCA 4523, and RAMMSTEIN 3046.

The least popular fighter this week was HOBBAN JEPP 4503.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DISEASE 4529, RAMMSTEIN 3046, JIMEMMA LOCA 4523, FERRIS HALE 
4517, EXPECTANCY 3045, FARGO HAIL 4530, PULSE 2430, GASP 2429, SALTY DOG 4471, and 
SAND STORM 4531.