DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/16/2010    Duedate: 08/28/2010

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-490

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FARGO HAIL
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4530) [16-7-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FARGO HAIL                     POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            
(62-4530) [16-7-0,98]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JERANS LA'ROC                  JIMEMMA LOCA
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
(62-4501) [19-15-2,97]         (62-4523) [16-11-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)         57
2. DISASTERS (448)              0      DETHKLOT (450)
3. DETHKLOT (450)             -20      Unchartered Team

                                       BUNG CHOW! (328)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DETHKLOT (450)            35  27  7 56.5   1/ 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      11  2 1
 2- 2 DISASTERS (448)           20  23  3 46.5   2/ 3 DETHKLOT (450)            3  9 0
 3/ 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      379 445  8 46.0   3- 4 DISASTERS (448)           0  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 655): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 538): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 661): CADILLAC DUNDEE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 632): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 656): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 651): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 660): HARPOON of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 644): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 646): PINCH BLISTER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 645): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 613): ATILLA of THE FALLEN ANGELS (Jahgg Grimeye, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 276): KAHR, JACK of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 593): FAROMAN of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 544): OF SEA AND WIND of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 489): FARGO HAIL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 537): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 655): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 538): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 661): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 632): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 656): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 651): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 660): BONSUR LONG NAMES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 644): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 646): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 645): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 613): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 376): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 593): I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (?, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 544): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): VIRUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 489): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 227): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 537) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): PERFECT DRUG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 645): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                           WEASEL of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
                           GRANDADDY SMURF of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
               (turn 644): BLAKSUNN of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Since JimEmma and my other teammates have dropped the ball on the duelmaster
question, I figured it was up to me to demonstrate the Right Spirit and Unabashed
Ability.  Thus, I defeated the Venomous Concubine and became duelmaster.  This is
fitting.  What are THEY doing these days?

                                     Fargo Hail

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to VALAMANTIS once again!  What's with JIMEMMA LOCA?  She actually 
beat VALAMANTIS' KHALHUMS DWARF, and walked away with 15 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at VALAMANTIS while they watched DANGEROUS CRIMINAL clobber NATHAN.  
He lost 13 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try as he 
might, M. CHARDINEE wasn't good enough at persuading FARGO HAIL 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...   
     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.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARGO HAIL 4530              16   7  0    98       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JERANS LA'ROC 4501           19  15  2    97       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMEMMA LOCA 4523            16  11  0    86       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE PLAGUE 4533               3   3  0    51       DISASTERS (448)
 GILFMET IVERS 4568            4   0  0    47       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 NATHAN 4552                   7   6  3    42       DETHKLOT (450)
 SQUIZGOR 4553                 8   5  0    36       DETHKLOT (450)
 PICKLES 4550                  8   5  1    34       DETHKLOT (450)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURDER FACE 4551              6   7  3    32       DETHKLOT (450)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMROM LLEWS 4570              1   0  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LAND SLIDE 4554         4  2 1 DISASTERS 448        JERANS LA'ROC 4501    488   
HOBBAN JEPP 4503       10 20 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420    NATHAN 4552           487  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

It's a case of strong bias, even of Conspiracy to Do Me Wrong, on the part of the
Commission.  What have I to do with Kung Fu? -- JimEmma Loca

Nathan -- Ah, well, I redeem myself with a win and teach you five skills at the same
time, so life is good.  But have you considered that the Commission might be Out To
Get You?  That match-up was hostilely conceived, if you ask me. -- Jerans la'Roc
P.S.  All things considered, we're both fortunate to have survived, aren't we?

Pokey -- Ah!  I'd consider "reconsidering this gladiator stuff," too, if there was a
way to withdraw other than the Dark Arena. -- Gilfmet Ivers

Elephant -- Those head-blows.  They do mess up the memory. -- Gilfmet Ivers

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FARGO HAIL devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
JIMEMMA LOCA viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 2 minute expert's battle.
JERANS LA'ROC vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
NATHAN was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SQUIZGOR was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GILFMET IVERS devastated PICKLES in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MURDER FACE was handily defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
IMROM LLEWS vanquished CONVICTED THIEF 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|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   5 -  2      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   6 -  2      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  20 -  1      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  17 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 490 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FARGO HAIL 4530            16   7  0   98 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
PARRY-LUNGE      JERANS LA'ROC 4501         19  15  2   97 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
SLASHING ATTACK  JIMEMMA LOCA 4523          16  11  0   86 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
BASHING ATTACK   GILFMET IVERS 4568          4   0  0   47 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
STRIKING ATTACK  PICKLES 4550                8   5  1   34 DETHKLOT (450)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JERANS LA'ROC 4501.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JIMEMMA LOCA 4523.  The ten other most popular fighters were JERANS LA'ROC 
4501, GILFMET IVERS 4568, FARGO HAIL 4530, IMROM LLEWS 4570, NATHAN 4552, SQUIZGOR 
4553, PICKLES 4550, MURDER FACE 4551,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MURDER FACE 4551.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PICKLES 4550, SQUIZGOR 4553, NATHAN 4552, IMROM LLEWS 4570, 
FARGO HAIL 4530, GILFMET IVERS 4568, JERANS LA'ROC 4501, JIMEMMA LOCA 4523,  0, and  
0.