DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/16/2006    Duedate: 01/28/2006

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-422

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE SHOCKER
INQUISITION SL5 (631)
(2-5356) [8-1-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDEN SHARK                   THE SHOCKER
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          INQUISITION SL5 (631)
(2-5338) [14-5-1,83]           (2-5356) [8-1-1,109]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MELLISANDE                     THE SHOCKER
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          INQUISITION SL5 (631)
(2-5332) [13-10-1,70]          (2-5356) [8-1-1,109]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INQUISITION SL5 (631)       14
2. ARENA FELINES (622)          0      THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
3. OUT THE WINDOW (630)         0      Unchartered Team
4. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)      -16
                                       INQUISITION SL5 (631)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*INQUISITION SL5 (631)     14   4  1 77.8   1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     6  9 0
 2- 1 ARENA FELINES (622)       25   8  1 75.8   2/ 3*INQUISITION SL5 (631)     5  1 0
 3/ 3 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    429 615 12 41.1   3- 2 ARENA FELINES (622)       3  2 0
 4- 4*OUT THE WINDOW (630)       0   1  0  0.0   4- 4*OUT THE WINDOW (630)      0  1 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 536): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 544): HEARTS of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 540): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 539): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 543): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): CLARITIN JUNKIE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 535): SYD TUBULAR of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 525): ACE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 499): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 489): SIR LICKSALOT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 477): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 425): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 203): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 191): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 374): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 168): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 418): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 536): STEEL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 544): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 540): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 539): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 543): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 535): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 525): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 499): AARDVARK HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 489): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 477): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 425): ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 203): OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 191): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 374): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 168): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 418): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 536): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 420): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 540): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
                           FIREBALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
               (turn 539): MAGIC JOHNSON of PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): DONNA THE HUNTRESS of THE FALLEN (Azrael, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 477): FRANKENBUTT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (turn 476): RED SKELTON of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): RELENTLESS of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in NIANIA since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with GOLDEN SHARK?  
He actually beat NIANIA's INSURANCE SALESMAN, and walked away with 12 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at NIANIA while they watched KUNG-FU MASTER clobber 
SPIKE MCGOLD.  He lost 11 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands. 
MELLISANDE was reminded on the sands why THE SHOCKER is Duelmaster.  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  NIANIA thinks THE GOLDEN 
FISH and their 429-615-12 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at INQUISITION SL5 ain't reelin'!  THE GOLDEN 
FISH's mad!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     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                  
 THE SHOCKER 5356              8   1  1   109       INQUISITION SL5 (631)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN SHARK 5338            14   5  1    83       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 MELLISANDE 5332              13  10  1    70       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIKE MCGOLD 5318            14  12  0    61       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 MARI COY 5342                10   5  0    60       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOCKING 5352                 6   3  0    51       INQUISITION SL5 (631)
-CATSUP 5280                   6   2  0    40       ARENA FELINES (622)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARETHA 5370                  3   1  0    23       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-SMITTEN KITTEN 5371           1   1  0    11       ARENA FELINES (622)
-4 BRIDGES 5347                0   1  0     7       OUT THE WINDOW (630)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Shocker -- No!  Again you do it!  I am so shocked! -- Mari Coy

Scardy Cat -- So, you're leaving us.  I can't say I'll miss you.  Heck, I've already
missed you.  Repeatedly.  Depressing.  Maybe your replacement will be somebody I will
NOT miss.  A fruity thought, that.  I look forward to it, anyway. -- Spike McGold,
somewhat tarnished
P.S.  Your record is offensive.

The Venomous Concubine?  (pained look)  She really IS venomous, you know--one of
those swamp creatures.  Horrid.  Not really PEOPLE.  It would be a mercy to all if
she were put down. -- Golden Shark, aka Master Bigot

Shocking -- Life is like that.  Just one shock after another.  There are times when I
wonder how any of us stand it. -- Mellisande

I didn't REALLY hiss at the Persistent Beggar, and I would never have called him my
CHILD.  Or anybody's, although I suppose he must have been at some point.  I just
wanted him to shut up and keep his hands to himself. -- Maretha

Golden Shark -- You are pitiful.  You have the morals of your namesake, but not the
predatory skill.  You are PREY. -- Seef Haraine, "Venomous Concubine"

Maretha -- Do you think this is an easy job, woman?  I have to spend thirteen days
begging, then the fourteenth standing around the arena waiting to see if someone will
beat me up.  I have to do this without PRACTICE.  It is grossly unfair. -- Ressero,
Persistent Beggar
P.S.  And no, I canNOT spend any of those other days practicing, because I need
enough money on hand to pay the Infirmarian, on whose head be anathema and curses
when I DO get injured.  They don't fix me up for FREE, you know.
P.P.S.  Can you spare me a dime?

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE SHOCKER devastated MELLISANDE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
GOLDEN SHARK vanquished INSURANCE SALESMAN in a 1 minute uneven battle.
MARI COY was demolished by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute uneven fight.
SPIKE MCGOLD was devastated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
SHOCKING overpowered MARETHA 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        20 -   8 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 422 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         3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       THE SHOCKER 5356            8   1  1  109 INQUISITION SL5 (631)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MELLISANDE 5332            13  10  1   70 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
BASHING ATTACK   SPIKE MCGOLD 5318          14  12  0   61 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
WALL OF STEEL    MARI COY 5342              10   5  0   60 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MELLISANDE 5332.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THE SHOCKER 5356.  The ten other most popular fighters were GOLDEN SHARK 5338, 
MARI COY 5342, SPIKE MCGOLD 5318, SHOCKING 5352, MELLISANDE 5332, MARETHA 5370,  0,  
0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MARETHA 5370.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MELLISANDE 5332, SHOCKING 5352, SPIKE MCGOLD 5318, MARI COY 5342, 
GOLDEN SHARK 5338, THE SHOCKER 5356,  0,  0,  0, and  0.