DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/14/2009    Duedate: 09/26/2009

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-470

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CAPTAIN SCOURGE
DEATH MOB (15)
(62-4496) [15-1-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAPTAIN SCOURGE                SAND STORM
DEATH MOB (15)                 DISASTERS (448)
(62-4496) [15-1-1,114]         (62-4531) [2-0-1,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALTY DOG                      PULSE
DEATH MOB (15)                 SPLIT II (279)
(62-4471) [21-15-2,101]        (62-2430) [8-2-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH MOB (15)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DISASTERS (448)             36
2. SPLIT II (279)              29      SPLIT II (279)
3. DEATH MOB (15)               8      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)        -25
                                       DISASTERS (448)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SPLIT II (279)            21  15  2 58.3   1/ 2 DEATH MOB (15)            6  0 1
 2/ 2 DEATH MOB (15)           218 194 22 52.9   2/ 3 SPLIT II (279)            6  2 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      328 402  7 44.9   3/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       6  9 0
 4/ 4*DISASTERS (448)            4   5  1 44.4   4/ 4*DISASTERS (448)           4  5 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 631): DOOMTAIL of EVIL BEAVERS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 514): KESTRATLAK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 637): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 612): JOSEPH of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 632): FELISSA HURM of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 630): CONCUSSION of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 636): BALDASSARE of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 622): DIRT BATH of GHOST RIDERS TOO (Bladerunner, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 621): BONEFACE of RAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 593): SHERRY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 585): TORCHLIGHT KID of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 264): COLLINGWOOD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 569): CORRUPT TURNKEY of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 520): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, 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 469): CAPTAIN SCOURGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 215): MYSTIQUE of BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 513): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (TUM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 631): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 514): THE GOLDEN FISH
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 637): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 612): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 632): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 630): GOLDEN DAWN (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 636): AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 622): GHOST RIDERS TOO (Bladerunner, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 621): RAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 593): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 585): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 264): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 569): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 520): 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 469): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 215): BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 513) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 631): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 514): KESTRATLAK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 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 622): THE CLOSER of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
                (turn 621): CANDIRU of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, 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

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in VALAMANTIS this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as MIDDLE WAY 10 is pushed out of top team by DEATH MOB, who came from 
2nd with a 2-0-1 this turn.  JERANS LA'ROC has lost to PULSE, falling 13 points, 
while helping make MIDDLE WAY 10 a 1-4-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, 
CAPTAIN SCOURGE kept VALAMANTIS' warrior, VETERAN MERCENARY, from claiming the 
throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing 
fighters do dishes at Doom's Dome until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  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 SPLIT II.  Anyone surprised?  
The most challenged warrior this turn was MIDDLE WAY 10's warrior JIMEMMA LOCA.  More 
fighters challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, 
RAMMSTEIN from SPLIT II challenged up 22 points to fight HOBBAN JEPP from the MIDDLE 
WAY 10 stable.  RAMMSTEIN perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he won victory 
over HOBBAN JEPP and ended up with 26 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     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 you see my quill in VALAMANTIS again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPTAIN SCOURGE 4496         15   1  1   114       DEATH MOB (15)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALTY DOG 4471               21  15  2   101       DEATH MOB (15)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PULSE 2430                    8   2  0    66       SPLIT II (279)
 GASP 2429                     8   2  0    65       SPLIT II (279)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JERANS LA'ROC 4501            8   6  1    49       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 FERRIS HALE 4517              4   5  0    36       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAND STORM 4531               2   0  1    28       DISASTERS (448)
 RAMMSTEIN 3046                2   1  0    26       SPLIT II (279)
 HOBBAN JEPP 4503              6   7  0    25       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARGO HAIL 4530               2   1  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 THE PLAGUE 4533               1   0  0    19       DISASTERS (448)
 JIMEMMA LOCA 4523             3   4  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 DISEASE 4529                  1   2  0     5       DISASTERS (448)
 EXPECTANCY 3045               1   2  0     5       SPLIT II (279)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
VENOMOUS CONCUBI        0  0 0                      SALTY DOG 4471        470  NONE
ELEN GORVAN 4493        8 10 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420    SALTY DOG 4471        467   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gasp -- You startled me.  I don't like being startled.  It throws off my stroke. --
Ferris Hale
P.S.  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

I suppose I shouldn't be SuRPRSIED that the Fratsfa Slave is pathetic.  He's always
been pathetic, even when he was somebody else. -- Jerans La'Roc

Pulse -- That's just LIKE an elf.  Come waltzing in from nowhere, after YEARS, and
kick people around.  Bah. -- Jimemma Loca

Hmm, Jerans thought the F. Slave was pathetic?  He should try the Osksi Noble. --
Hobban Jepp

Rammstein -- That works for me!  Let me buy you a drink.  Let me buy you TWO drinks.
-- Fargo Hail

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

PULSE devastated JERANS LA'ROC in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SAND STORM handily defeated JIMEMMA LOCA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DISEASE lost to FARGO HAIL in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
RAMMSTEIN overpowered HOBBAN JEPP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CAPTAIN SCOURGE devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gory uneven Title brawl.
SALTY DOG delivered the death blow upon VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute match.
GASP handily defeated FERRIS HALE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
EXPECTANCY was vanquished by THE PLAGUE 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        11 -   1 -  0      92  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   2 -  2      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   8 -  1      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  10 -  1      44  |

Turn 470 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       CAPTAIN SCOURGE 4496       15   1  1  114 DEATH MOB (15)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SALTY DOG 4471             21  15  2  101 DEATH MOB (15)
LUNGING ATTACK   PULSE 2430                  8   2  0   66 SPLIT II (279)
STRIKING ATTACK  GASP 2429                   8   2  0   65 SPLIT II (279)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      JERANS LA'ROC 4501          8   6  1   49 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
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 PULSE 2430.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAMMSTEIN 3046, CAPTAIN 
SCOURGE 4496, FARGO HAIL 4530, SALTY DOG 4471, GASP 2429, SAND STORM 4531, THE PLAGUE 
4533, JERANS LA'ROC 4501, JIMEMMA LOCA 4523, and DISEASE 4529.

The least popular fighter this week was EXPECTANCY 3045.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FERRIS HALE 4517, HOBBAN JEPP 4503, DISEASE 4529, JIMEMMA LOCA 4523, 
JERANS LA'ROC 4501, THE PLAGUE 4533, SAND STORM 4531, GASP 2429, SALTY DOG 4471, and 
FARGO HAIL 4530.