DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/24/2006    Duedate: 02/06/2006

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-541

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAPPY CAT
ARENA FELINES (554)
(4-5771) [21-15-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAPPY CAT                      POSITION IS EMPTY
ARENA FELINES (554)            
(4-5771) [21-15-0,118]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAPPY CAT                      ALL LICKERED UP
ARENA FELINES (554)            ARENA FELINES (554)
(4-5771) [21-15-0,118]         (4-5770) [13-14-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DOGS OF WAR (115)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LOTHLORIEN (579)            36
2. ARENA FELINES (554)         11      ORCCON THUGS (572)
3. ORCCON THUGS (572)           6      Unchartered Team
4. FORCE OF FIVE (535)          0
5. THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)        0      FOUND ON TABLE (379)

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)         7  8 1
 2/ 2 ORCCON THUGS (572)        90  51  4 63.8   2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (554)       6  3 0
 3- 3 HARMONY (586)             40  30  3 57.1   3- 4 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     4  6 0
 4- 4 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     56  43  4 56.6   4/ 5 ORCCON THUGS (572)        3  0 0
 5/ 5 ARENA FELINES (554)       81  79  0 50.6   5/ 0 LOTHLORIEN (579)          3  2 1
 6- 6 TEERAK HA (553)           20  23  1 46.5   6- 7 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       2  0 0
 7/ 0 LOTHLORIEN (579)          38  44  3 46.3   7- 3 HARMONY (586)             2  3 0
 8- 7 F BALLS (523)             51  60  6 45.9   8- 8 TEERAK HA (553)           1  0 0
 9- 9 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       53  71  6 42.7   9- 6 F BALLS (523)             1  1 0
10/10 DOGS OF WAR (115)        361 546 23 39.8  10- 9 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     1  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   1MORDANT (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

     Well, what are you looking at, JHELUM?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for HARMONY, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 
into 7th.  Ha!  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see CELEBORN win a fight 
and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CELEBORN beat HANNIBAL and HANNIBAL lost 14 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like JHELUM has some guts at least, 
VANGUARD the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  ALL LICKERED UP 
challenged JHELUM's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if variety is the spice 
of life, JHELUM may be getting bland, as VANGUARD stays top dog in the city.  I'm not 
in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's 
new, don't you, JHELUM?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the JHELUM 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.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAPPY CAT 5771               21  15  0   118       ARENA FELINES (554)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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  14  0   104       ARENA FELINES (554)
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768         19  15  0    94       ARENA FELINES (554)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268             6   6  1    59       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-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)
-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)
-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)
 HOWARD 6289                   5   2  1    36       DOGS OF WAR (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLY BALL 6291                 4   0  0    36       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EPIMONIDAS 5683               6   2  0    33       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 CELEBORN 6259                 4   5  0    30       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-TRILL 6254                    6   8  1    27       HARMONY (586)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAM 6053                      2   2  0    20       TEERAK HA (553)
 ETHERIAL 6303                 1   0  0    15       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 YEAH RIGHT 6301               1   0  1    14       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 HANNIBAL 5715                 2   6  0    12       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 GALADRIEL 6270                2   1  0    12       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-NOK 6032                      1   4  0     7       TEERAK HA (553)
-AM 6055                       1   3  0     6       TEERAK HA (553)
 TWICK 6302                    0   1  0     1       LOTHLORIEN (579)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 582   0  1 0   1                   YEAH RIGHT 6301       541 NONE    
BIGDOG 6105            3  5 0 DOGS OF WAR 115       EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 585 541 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, the dog ate our homework.  Uh...the neighbor's dog.  We have a cat.  He might
have used our homework for some other purpose, I suppose.  Or the carrier is reading
it.  Anyway, the turns are not present, so we're doing our personals based on the e-
newsletter. -- Dogs of War

Fly Ball -- I hate flies.  Natural, of course, they're filthy creatures, besides
being annoying.  But it leads me into bad habits, such as ducking at the wrong
moment.  I just ducked right into your sword, didn't I?  I'm glad I can't read about
it. -- Hannibal

Gimlet -- It was your Eye!  It was awful,  Probably scared me out of a year's growth,
if I'm still growing.  Or out of SOMETHING, anyway.  I know!  It disrupted my rhythm.
I had a good three-four beat going, and you stared at me with that Gimlet eye, and
the next thing I knew I was trying to go from seven-sixteen to nine-five.  And that
doesn't work.  Well, it might, if I had time to think about it and work it out
carefully, but on the fly...no. -- Jimmy Custer

Aragant -- FOUR minutes?  What took you so long?  I was giving you openings for the
"quick finish" deal, and you kept ignoring them.  And listen, I didn't like that, I
was in a hurry to get out and away.  Not that I was able to do much "out and away" by
the time you finished with me.  This kind of thing is just HECK on a social life. --
Howard
P.S.  And you probably eat ducks, too.

Super Jacob -- That business with the ladder made out of lightning was freakish,
but...I dunno, kind of intriguing.  How did you do it?  Why didn't Narhmin stop you?
Hmm, I guess there's no rule that says you can't have lightning in the arena, what
with Her Nibs always throwing it around when she visits, but the ladder thing, that
is a lot more, well, not useful, as such, but maybe it COULD be.  Come around to our
place and let's explore this possibility, eh? -- Epimonidas

Puy -- What kind of name is that?  I never heard of such a one.  It's a plot, isn't
it?  Probably subversive.  "Confuse the Dog and you can walk all over him" type of
thing.  Heck. -- a disgruntled Bigdog

Lord Protectors Vanguard and Fireball -- My mind is a perfect blank.  Ah, well, maybe

not perfect, but it's blank where coming up with an appropriate salute for graduation
is concerned.  Fare you well on the Isle, if that is possible (it must be standing
room only there). -- 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

ALL LICKERED UP was unbelievably bested by VANGUARD in a 8 minute Challenge fight.
HAPPY CAT handily defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
GETS LAST LICKS vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HOWARD was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JIMMY CUSTER devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
HANNIBAL was overpowered by CELEBORN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
EPIMONIDAS devastated GALADRIEL in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BIGDOG was put to death by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
YEAH RIGHT slaughtered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TWICK lost to EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's duel.
ETHERIAL defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a popular 5 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   4 -  0      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   7 -  0      74  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  17 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  1      38  |

Turn 541 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     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HAPPY CAT 5771             21  15  0  118 ARENA FELINES (554)
WALL OF STEEL    GETS LAST LICKS 5768       19  15  0   94 ARENA FELINES (554)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOWARD 6289                 5   2  1   36 DOGS OF WAR (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is HAPPY CAT 5771.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ALL LICKERED UP 5770.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAPPY CAT 5771, 
GETS LAST LICKS 5768, EPIMONIDAS 5683, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, CELEBORN 6259, GALADRIEL 
6270, YEAH RIGHT 6301, TWICK 6302, HOWARD 6289, and HANNIBAL 5715.

The least popular fighter this week was ETHERIAL 6303.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BIGDOG 6105, HANNIBAL 5715, HOWARD 6289, TWICK 6302, YEAH RIGHT 6301, 
GALADRIEL 6270, CELEBORN 6259, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, EPIMONIDAS 5683, and GETS LAST 
LICKS 5768.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HAPPY CAT (4-5771) ARENA FELINES (554)

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

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