DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/10/2006    Duedate: 01/23/2006

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-540

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VANGUARD
ORCCON THUGS (572)
(4-5966) [36-14-0,150]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VANGUARD                       POSITION IS EMPTY
ORCCON THUGS (572)             
(4-5966) [36-14-0,150]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAPPY CAT                      FIREBALL
ARENA FELINES (554)            F BALLS (523)
(4-5771) [20-15-0,115]         (4-5486) [15-9-0,126]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FORCE OF FIVE (535)         24
2. F BALLS (523)               20      PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
3. ARENA FELINES (554)         18      Unchartered Team
4. DOGS OF WAR (115)           10
5. ORCCON THUGS (572)          10      THE WOLF PAK (232)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     85  46  4 64.9   1/ 1 DOGS OF WAR (115)         8  7 1
 2/ 2 ORCCON THUGS (572)        89  51  4 63.6   2/ 5 ARENA FELINES (554)       6  3 0
 3- 4 HARMONY (586)             40  30  3 57.1   3- 2 HARMONY (586)             5  5 0
 4/ 3 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     56  43  4 56.6   4/ 6 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     4  6 0
 5/ 5 ARENA FELINES (554)       79  78  0 50.3   5/ 4 ORCCON THUGS (572)        3  0 0
 6/ 0 TEERAK HA (553)           20  23  1 46.5   6/ 3 F BALLS (523)             3  2 0
 7/ 6 F BALLS (523)             51  60  6 45.9   7/ 0 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       2  0 0
 8- 7 DREAMERS (569)            80  97  6 45.2   8/ 0 TEERAK HA (553)           1  0 0
 9/ 0 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       53  71  6 42.7   9/ 7 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     1  2 0
10/ 8 DOGS OF WAR (115)        359 543 23 39.8  10- 8 DREAMERS (569)            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 535): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 543): OTIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 538): LHOTSE of EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 542): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): CLARITIN JUNKIE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): SIR DA of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 524): ACE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 488): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): RED SKELTON of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 202): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 190): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): DIO of MIDGETS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 167): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 417): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 535): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 421): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 543): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 539): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 538): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 542): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 540): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 534): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 526): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 524): none
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 498): PORTAL (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 488): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 216): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 476): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 424): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 202): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 190): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 373): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 167): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 417): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 420): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (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 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

     Welcome JHELUM.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Ya gotta be quick on yer 
feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  ARENA FELINES is 
now ranked 2nd with a 3-0-0 turn.  What's with JIMMY CUSTER?  He actually beat THE 
SHALLOWSHIP's GIMLET, and walked away with 27 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at DOGS OF WAR.  EPIMONIDAS lost 8 points to SUPER JACOB.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe EPIMONIDAS will provide more easy wins...  Apparently 
JHELUM isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded 
Duelmaster got 4 challenges this turn!  Another fighter (FIREBALL 15-9-0) challenged 
another Duelmaster (VANGUARD 36-14-0).  Life goes on.  FIREBALL was reminded on the 
sands why VANGUARD is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty 
gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
JHELUM thinks DOGS OF WAR and their 359-543-23 is too much!  If at first you don't 
succeed, give up...  Management must be dealin', as the boys at F BALLS ain't 
reelin'!  DOGS OF WAR's mad!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  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?  
JHELUM is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANGUARD 5966                36  14  0   150       ORCCON THUGS (572)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIREBALL 5486                15   9  0   126       F BALLS (523)
 HAPPY CAT 5771               20  15  0   115       ARENA FELINES (554)
-SHAQ DADDY 5912              17   8  1   108       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
-KURT RAMBIS 5917             17   8  0   106       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 ALL LICKERED UP 5770         13  13  0   106       ARENA FELINES (554)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768         18  15  0    84       ARENA FELINES (554)
-GEORGE MIKAN 5910            14  11  1    81       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
-CAT TUSION 5769              12  19  0    81       ARENA FELINES (554)
 SCANDALF 6219                11   9  0    81       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-HAMMER 6256                   9   5  0    77       HARMONY (586)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BORE-O-ME 6216               10  10  1    65       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 ARAGANT 6220                 11   8  0    59       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-FORK BALL 6244                6   1  0    57       F BALLS (523)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEGALASS 6217                10  10  1    56       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268             5   6  1    54       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-JOHN DOE 6158                 6   2  0    52       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 GIMLET 6218                  14   6  2    50       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-ARPEGGIO 6269                 9   1  0    49       HARMONY (586)
 SUPER JACOB 6151              5   4  0    48       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 HOWARD 6289                   5   1  1    45       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-ADAGIO 6258                   9   5  1    43       HARMONY (586)
-ANNOYING ELLEN 6109           5   5  0    41       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 SILK 6231                     3   3  0    39       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 PUY 5764                      4   2  0    38       TEERAK HA (553)
-SCHEHERAZADE 6257             6   8  1    37       HARMONY (586)
 FLY BALL 6291                 4   0  0    36       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRILL 6254                    6   8  1    27       HARMONY (586)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNIBAL 5715                 2   5  0    26       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EPIMONIDAS 5683               5   2  0    21       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-MAM 6053                      2   2  0    20       TEERAK HA (553)
 BIGDOG 6105                   3   4  0    15       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-NOK 6032                      1   4  0     7       TEERAK HA (553)
-AM 6055                       1   3  0     6       TEERAK HA (553)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A Captured Orc?  An ORC?  What do I want with an ORC?  They have no conversation,
they eat too much, and their personal habits are disgusting.  Besides, there are
those fangs.  Never trust anything with fangs.  The bigger the teeth, the smaller the
brain. -- Howard the suspicious and untrusting
P.S.  He didn't even realize I'd killed him till the orderlies came to drag him out
by his heels.

Arpeggio -- Uh, I dunno, I'm a musical illiterate (or should that be an ilnotate?),
but I had this idea that someone with your name would try to jump me.  Not that I
mind that you didn't, it's so disconcerting when people jump out at or onto me.  I
even don't mind a long fight, except that you didn't TEACH me anything.  Not even how
to carry a tune. -- Hannibal
P.S.  Re, the carrying of tunes, handles would help.  Why hasn't anyone thought of
this?

Trill -- This is...um, where people go ra-la-ra-la-ra-la at the top of their lungs,
right?  If so, I'm GLAD I stopped you before you got well started. -- Epimonidas
P.S.  Okay, so you were trying to go rilla-rilla-rilla instead.  Still, there are
limits to what I'm prepared to listen to, and a minute and a half was it.

Someone told the Embezzling Scribe that it would be easy to put something over on me.
Ha!  He won't try THAT again anytime soon. -- Bigdog

I don't much care for Mordant, bunch of peasants there, and they have lousy taste in
architecture, but I don't hold with deserters even more.  I mean, even someone who
deserts from Mordant gets it in the neck from ME.  Desertion is Bad. -- Jimmy Custer

Lord Protector Magic Johnson -- Odd.  I can't think of a thing to say.  Well, if YOU
think of something to say, along the lines of acknowledging and saluting your
graduation, let me know.  Maybe we can get together on this. -- Arenamaster Narhmin

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

FIREBALL was bested by VANGUARD in a 3 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
MAGIC JOHNSON was subdued by HAPPY CAT in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
FLY BALL won victory over HANNIBAL in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
ALL LICKERED UP devastated BORE-O-ME in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GETS LAST LICKS demolished LEGALASS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SCANDALF won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
GIMLET was overpowered by JIMMY CUSTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ARAGANT defeated HOWARD in a action packed 4 minute melee.
SUPER JACOB vanquished EPIMONIDAS in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
SILK viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a popular 4 minute brutal fight.
PUY handily defeated BIGDOG in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  19 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  15 -  0      40  |

Turn 540 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      VANGUARD 5966              36  14  0  150 ORCCON THUGS (572)
LUNGING ATTACK   FIREBALL 5486              15   9  0  126 F BALLS (523)
WALL OF STEEL    GETS LAST LICKS 5768       18  15  0   84 ARENA FELINES (554)
BASHING ATTACK   SCANDALF 6219              11   9  0   81 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
AIMED BLOW       GIMLET 6218                14   6  2   50 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOWARD 6289                 5   1  1   45 DOGS OF WAR (115)
STRIKING ATTACK  PUY 5764                    4   2  0   38 TEERAK HA (553)
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 FIREBALL 5486.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOWARD 6289, SILK 6231, 
VANGUARD 5966, SCANDALF 6219, SUPER JACOB 6151, HAPPY CAT 5771, FLY BALL 6291, ALL 
LICKERED UP 5770, GETS LAST LICKS 5768, and JIMMY CUSTER 6268.

The least popular fighter this week was BIGDOG 6105.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GIMLET 6218, LEGALASS 6217, BORE-O-ME 6216, HANNIBAL 5715, PUY 5764, 
EPIMONIDAS 5683, ARAGANT 6220, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, GETS LAST LICKS 5768, and ALL 
LICKERED UP 5770.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VANGUARD (4-5966) ORCCON THUGS (572)
FIREBALL (4-5486) F BALLS (523)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

MAGIC JOHNSON (4-5904) PURPLE AND GOLD (571)