DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/22/2010    Duedate: 12/04/2010

VALAMANTIS ARENA

DM-62    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHITE WIZARD
HILLTOP GURUS (446)
(62-4484) [5-0-0,83]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JIMEMMA LOCA                   WHITE WIZARD
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            HILLTOP GURUS (446)
(62-4523) [17-17-0,68]         (62-4484) [5-0-0,83]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JIMEMMA LOCA                   INFERNO
MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)            DISASTERS (448)
(62-4523) [17-17-0,68]         (62-4581) [0-1-0,2]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HILLTOP GURUS (446)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OUT OF CONTROL (452)        43
2. HILLTOP GURUS (446)         31      DISASTERS (448)
3. DISASTERS (448)              9      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)        -22
                                       HILLTOP GURUS (446)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*HILLTOP GURUS (446)       14   4  1 77.8   1/ 1*HILLTOP GURUS (446)       8  3 1
 2/ 0*OUT OF CONTROL (452)       3   2  0 60.0   2/ 3 DISASTERS (448)           5  4 1
 3/ 2 DISASTERS (448)           25  27  4 48.1   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)       4 10 0
 4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)      395 463  8 46.0   4/ 0*OUT OF CONTROL (452)      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 662): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 545): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 667): ALFJAR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 639): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 663): RAVEN of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 658): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 667): SUZIE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 651): LIA HOBERN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 653): BIG PIMPIN' IMP of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 652): TERRE HAUTE of TRIAL & ERROR (JE, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 620): BELARDON FRYE of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 607): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 600): HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 551): BEAST of DEATH CULT (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 254): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 496): WHITE WIZARD of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 544): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 662): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 545): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 667): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 639): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 663): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 658): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 667): BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 651): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 653): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 652): 420 B.C. (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 620): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 607): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 600): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 551): DEATH CULT (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 254): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 496): HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 544) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 662): IRVINA KORL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 657): UPPER DECK of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 666): BETTERTHANEVER of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 650): FRIDAY THE 13TH of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 653): BIG PIMPIN' IMP of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal)
                            PINCH BLISTER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            THE CODDLER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 652): DISEASE of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
               (turn 651): TERRA SIGILLATA of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 620): BELARDON FRYE of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 598): ROCKHOG JR of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           FAROMAN of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
VALAMANTIS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see WILLIAM JAMES win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
CAPTURED ORC beat IMROM LLEWS and IMROM LLEWS lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, VALAMANTIS may be getting bland, as 
WHITE WIZARD stays top dog in the city.  Doom's Dome, humph!  I've tasted better ale 
at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From VALAMANTIS' trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
VALAMANTIS, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  DISASTERS the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was HILLTOP GURUS.  Ha ha ha ha!  
TRAINING BUDDHA was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the 
DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the VALAMANTIS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE WIZARD 4484             5   0  0    83       HILLTOP GURUS (446)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMEMMA LOCA 4523            17  17  0    68       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GILFMET IVERS 4568            8   3  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PLAGUE 4533               4   3  0    54       DISASTERS (448)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMROM LLEWS 4570              5   3  0    31       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SINK HOLE 4572                2   0  1    23       DISASTERS (448)
 TRAINING BUDDHA 4486          4   1  1    22       HILLTOP GURUS (446)
 GILBERN JUSS 4579             2   3  0    22       MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
 WILLIAM JAMES 4585            1   0  0    15       OUT OF CONTROL (452)
 WITCHY WOMAN 4485             4   1  0    13       HILLTOP GURUS (446)
 MAX WEBER 4586                1   0  0    13       OUT OF CONTROL (452)
 STANLY MILLGRAM 4584          1   0  0    13       OUT OF CONTROL (452)
 SCIMITAR SAGE 4483            1   0  0    12       HILLTOP GURUS (446)
 OIL LEAK 4561                 1   1  0     8       DISASTERS (448)
 INFERNO 4581                  0   1  0     2       DISASTERS (448)
 LIGHTNING 4571                0   2  0     2       DISASTERS (448)
 IVAN PAVLOV 4583              0   1  0     1       OUT OF CONTROL (452)
 B.F. SKINNER 4582             0   1  0     1       OUT OF CONTROL (452)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MONOLITH 4482           0  1 0 HILLTOP GURUS 446    MOUNTAIN TROLL        497  NONE
KERN MORIT 4580         0  3 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420    TRAINING BUDDHA 4486  496   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kern Morit -- Oh, dang!  The last thing I wanted to do was kill a warrior I could

defeat!  I still need a lot more training, and it is much easier to do when you're
not getting your head whacked!  Bummer for you, think wise thoughts and try another
career. -- Training Buddha

Jimemma Loca -- Okay, I admit I have a few more FE than shows, but still, you have
quite the lead on me.  I was surprised by that result.  And disappointed in my
learns.  I suspect we shall meet again. -- White Wizard

Gilbern Juss -- Didn't that go very differently, just last turn??  You definitely are
a quick study with the Guru-ness. -- Witchy Woman

I've never had the knack for kung-fu. -- Gilfmet Ivers

White Wizard -- Huh, I *knew* there was something wrong!  I was *supposed* to be
getting a "white tornado" to clean the kitchen, but it was you, and you weren't
interested in the kitchen, were you?  Huh. -- JimEmma Loca

The Ambitious Guard never learns. -- Imrom Llews

Witchy Woman -- Ah, but all woman, I'll say that for you. -- Gilbern Juss, leering
politely

Training Buddha -- If you're going to tell me this is a case of "learning through
reincarnation," I don't want any! -- Ghost of Kern Morit
P.S.  What if I come back as a worm?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MONOLITH was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WHITE WIZARD vanquished JIMEMMA LOCA in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
GILFMET IVERS was demolished by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
IMROM LLEWS was devastated by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
THE PLAGUE overpowered GILBERN JUSS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WITCHY WOMAN unbelievably bested INFERNO in a crowd pleasing 6 minute novice's duel.
TRAINING BUDDHA bested IVAN PAVLOV in a 2 minute novice's competition.
OIL LEAK was handily defeated by WILLIAM JAMES in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SINK HOLE won victory over B.F. SKINNER in a action packed 1 minute novice's duel.
LIGHTNING was vanquished by SCIMITAR SAGE in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
STANLY MILLGRAM handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MAX WEBER demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   0 -  1     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   5 -  2      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 497 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WHITE WIZARD 4484           5   0  0   83 HILLTOP GURUS (446)
BASHING ATTACK   GILFMET IVERS 4568          8   3  0   59 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE PLAGUE 4533             4   3  0   54 DISASTERS (448)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JIMEMMA LOCA 4523.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was INFERNO 4581.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCIMITAR SAGE 4483, 
TRAINING BUDDHA 4486, SINK HOLE 4572, MONOLITH 4482, WHITE WIZARD 4484, THE PLAGUE 
4533, IVAN PAVLOV 4583, STANLY MILLGRAM 4584, MAX WEBER 4586, and WILLIAM JAMES 4585.

The least popular fighter this week was WITCHY WOMAN 4485.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LIGHTNING 4571, OIL LEAK 4561, GILBERN JUSS 4579, IMROM LLEWS 
4570, GILFMET IVERS 4568, JIMEMMA LOCA 4523, B.F. SKINNER 4582, WILLIAM JAMES 4585, 
MAX WEBER 4586, and STANLY MILLGRAM 4584.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

JIMEMMA LOCA (62-4523) MIDDLE WAY 10 (420)

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY L

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
5 2979 (205-122-4)                     5  3  0         NUMBERS              

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE ETERNAL PLEDGE 2931 (97-49-0)      4  3  0         LEGENDS OF TKE       
2 2976 (105-90-4)                      3  3  0         NUMBERS              

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE PLAGUE 4533 (3-3-0)                3  3  0         DISASTERS            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PAVEMENT 4578 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         ON THE ROAD          

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
A MAN CALLED E 1580 (0-0-0)            1  3  0         PAUL & THE BANSHEES  
TROGLIN 4233 (5-5-0)                   1  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      

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