DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/01/2005    Duedate: 11/14/2005

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VANGUARD
ORCCON THUGS (572)
(4-5966) [32-13-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VANGUARD                       POSITION IS EMPTY
ORCCON THUGS (572)             
(4-5966) [32-13-0,121]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAPPY CAT                      GETS LAST LICKS
ARENA FELINES (554)            ARENA FELINES (554)
(4-5771) [17-15-0,95]          (4-5768) [17-13-0,111]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HARMONY (586)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (554)         43
2. HARMONY (586)               35      ORCCON THUGS (572)
3. DOGS OF WAR (115)           24      Unchartered Team
4. LOTHLORIEN (579)            11
5. ORCCON THUGS (572)           1       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ORCCON THUGS (572)        85  50  4 63.0   1/ 1 HARMONY (586)             7  8 1
 2/ 2 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     48  37  4 56.5   2/ 3 ARENA FELINES (554)       5  2 0
 3/ 3 HARMONY (586)             28  22  2 56.0   3/ 2 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     5  5 0
 4/ 5 ARENA FELINES (554)       73  75  0 49.3   4/ 7 DOGS OF WAR (115)         5  7 1
 5- 6 FURY'S EDGE (213)         88  99  5 47.1   5- 5 DREAMERS (569)            2  0 1
 6/ 0 LOTHLORIEN (579)          35  42  2 45.5   6- 4 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       2  0 0
 7- 7 DREAMERS (569)            79  95  6 45.4   7/ 6 ORCCON THUGS (572)        1  2 0
 8/ 0 F BALLS (523)             45  56  6 44.6   8/ 0 LOTHLORIEN (579)          1  4 0
 9- 8 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       51  71  6 41.8   9/ 0 F BALLS (523)             0  2 0
10/ 9 DOGS OF WAR (115)        344 533 22 39.2  10- 9 FURY'S EDGE (213)         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 530): FLAIR of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 415): MELLITA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 538): NOTTHUR of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 534): TRAUMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 533): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 537): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 534): SWEATY of BRAIN (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 529): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 520): BOOKIE of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 519): ASHANDAR of AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 493): FRANKENSLOSH of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 483): GUHULONG of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 471): OSTMAN of WAY OF THE SWORD A3 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 419): HARZOGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 200): VIRET of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 188): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 369): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 165): KOOL AID of LIQUIDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 412): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 530): WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 415): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 538): SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 534): HARMONY (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 533): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 537): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 534): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 529): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 520): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 519): AGE OF EMPIRE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 493): ABSTRACT (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 483): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 213): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 471): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 419): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 200): CARESS OF STEEL (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 188): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 369): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 165): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 412): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 538): NOTTHUR of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
              (turn 537): WIRLITZ of SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 533): PUSSY-FOOTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 537): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 533): HAILSTORM of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 529): SIR REALISTIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 519): ALTON of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            BILLY THE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 419): HARZOGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 187): EVANGELION of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 369): DOC FELLE of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JHELUM this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  DOGS OF WAR stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 
into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 4th place.  Good work, 
guys!  The ARENA FELINES guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the 
future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, HAMMER 
fought LEGALASS and gained 20 points and contributed to HARMONY's 3-2-0.  SCANDALF 
has lost to ALL LICKERED UP, falling 10 points, while helping make THE SHALLOWSHIP a 
2-3-0 turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, TRAUMER has lost 
the title of Duelmaster.  And all eyes were on VANGUARD this turn as he ascended to 
the throne of Duelmaster.  JHELUM has a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I 
have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Dripping Blade uses trolls in their 
stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the HARMONY 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on JHELUM, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided HARMONY stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was LOTHLORIEN. 
Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that VANGUARD from ORCCON THUGS was 
JHELUM's most challenged warrior this turn.  GETS LAST LICKS from ARENA FELINES took 
a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 35 points in a challenge against VANGUARD. 
And now nobody knows where VANGUARD is right now, after giving GETS LAST LICKS 26 
points worth of recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise behind me.  In a fit of 
brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say sometimes), BORE-O-ME challenged HAPPY CAT 
today, facing a 29 difference in recognition.  But when the dust settled, BORE-O-ME 
had lost to HAPPY CAT, and THE SHALLOWSHIP left BORE-O-ME doing chores when they went 
to the tavern.  Better luck next time.   
     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.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  
LOTHLORIEN has sent BLINK to the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and 
toast the memory.  Is it really true that JHELUM has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in JHELUM and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANGUARD 5966                32  13  0   121       ORCCON THUGS (572)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRAUMER 5897                 17  26  2   131       DREAMERS (569)
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768         17  13  0   111       ARENA FELINES (554)
-FIREBALL 5486                15   8  0   111       F BALLS (523)
 HAPPY CAT 5771               17  15  0    95       ARENA FELINES (554)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALL LICKERED UP 5770         11  12  0    88       ARENA FELINES (554)
-CAT TUSION 5769              12  19  0    81       ARENA FELINES (554)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCANDALF 6219                 9   8  0    66       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 TRILL 6254                    6   4  1    60       HARMONY (586)
 BORE-O-ME 6216                9   8  1    59       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 GIMLET 6218                  13   4  2    57       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOHN DOE 6158                 6   2  0    52       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 HAMMER 6256                   6   4  0    45       HARMONY (586)
-ANNOYING ELLEN 6109           5   5  0    41       FORCE OF FIVE (535)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUPER JACOB 6151              4   4  0    37       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 ARAGANT 6220                  9   8  0    35       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 LEGALASS 6217                 8   9  1    34       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCHEHERAZADE 6257             4   6  1    33       HARMONY (586)
 ADAGIO 6258                   6   4  0    29       HARMONY (586)
-FORK BALL 6244                4   1  0    29       F BALLS (523)
-SILK 6231                     2   3  0    26       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 ARPEGGIO 6269                 5   1  0    24       HARMONY (586)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EPIMONIDAS 5683               2   0  0    23       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 GALADRIEL 6270                2   0  0    22       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-WINCE 4215                    2   4  1    21       FURY'S EDGE (213)
 CELEBORN 6259                 3   5  0    14       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 HOWARD 6289                   1   0  0    14       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 BIGDOG 6105                   1   1  0    13       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268             1   5  1     9       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-ROACH 4306                    1   3  0     7       FURY'S EDGE (213)
 HANNIBAL 5715                 0   2  0     2       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 FREE BALL 6260                0   2  0     2       F BALLS (523)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DOGFACE 6031           9 32 1 DOGS OF WAR 115       TRILL 6254            534         
FOOT BALL 6246         3  3 0 F BALLS 523           WURM KIN 607          535 NONE    
TAZ 4173              13  7 1 FURY'S EDGE 213       TRAUMER 5897          533         
BLINK 6162             7  8 0 LOTHLORIEN 579        ARENAMASTER NARHM 603 535 NONE    
RIL 6248               5  5 1 LOTHLORIEN 579        SHEWISH GIANT 601     535 NONE    
BRUNO 6262             3  3 0 LOTHLORIEN 579        WURM KIN 607          535 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Trill -- You know, I really hate it when something like this happens.  It ends up
dooming me if the adventure resumes.  Didn't you even THINK of stuff like that?  No,
of course not.  Bah. -- Ghost of Dogface
P.S.  And you're such a pretty little thing.  Tell me, was it my suggestion of a date
that annoyed you so?

Look, you damned beggar, I don't BELIEVE in that stuff.  Put your persistence to use
at some worthwhile job and I'll cheer you on.  Begging, no. -- Jimmy Custer

Arpeggio -- This is not the introduction to dueling that I was hoping for. --
Hannibal
P.S.  And you didn't even TEACH me anything!  That bites.

Who is this Embezzling Scribe and why? -- Epimonidas

Hey!  It wasn't ME that said the Mordant Deserter should be shipped home!  It was,
um, it was Dogface!  Yeah, that's who it was. -- Bigdog

Dogs of War -- My condolences for Dogface.  I await your challenge. -- Trill

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLINK was butchered by ARENAMASTER NARHMIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RIL was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
FOOT BALL was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BRUNO was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
GETS LAST LICKS viciously subdued VANGUARD in a 3 minute Challenge Title contest.
SCANDALF was devastated by ALL LICKERED UP in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
BORE-O-ME was overpowered by HAPPY CAT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
TRILL was overcome by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute fight.
LEGALASS was vanquished by HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GIMLET won victory over SCHEHERAZADE in a 2 minute fight.
ARAGANT vanquished CELEBORN in a slow 7 minute one-sided duel.
ADAGIO overpowered JIMMY CUSTER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ARPEGGIO defeated CULT MEMBER in a 4 minute match.
BIGDOG demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HANNIBAL was viciously subdued by GALADRIEL in a 2 minute novice's battle.
EPIMONIDAS handily defeated FREE BALL in a action packed 1 minute one-sided conflict.
HOWARD overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  17 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  20 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  24 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  22 -  0      41  |

Turn 535 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      VANGUARD 5966              32  13  0  121 ORCCON THUGS (572)
WALL OF STEEL    GETS LAST LICKS 5768       17  13  0  111 ARENA FELINES (554)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAPPY CAT 5771             17  15  0   95 ARENA FELINES (554)
BASHING ATTACK   SCANDALF 6219               9   8  0   66 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
PARRY-STRIKE     TRILL 6254                  6   4  1   60 HARMONY (586)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216              9   8  1   59 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
AIMED BLOW       GIMLET 6218                13   4  2   57 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HAPPY CAT 5771.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GETS LAST LICKS 5768.  The ten other most popular fighters were GALADRIEL 6270, 
ALL LICKERED UP 5770, HAPPY CAT 5771, HAMMER 6256, SCHEHERAZADE 6257, EPIMONIDAS 
5683, HOWARD 6289, RIL 6248, VANGUARD 5966, and GIMLET 6218.

The least popular fighter this week was CELEBORN 6259.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARAGANT 6220, ARPEGGIO 6269, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, LEGALASS 6217, 
BORE-O-ME 6216, SCANDALF 6219, BRUNO 6262, FOOT BALL 6246, BLINK 6162, and FREE BALL 
6260.