DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/04/2006    Duedate: 04/17/2006

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-546

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LEGALASS
THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
(4-6217) [14-11-1,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEGALASS                       POSITION IS EMPTY
THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)          
(4-6217) [14-11-1,87]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LEGALASS                       CATNIPIT
THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)          ARENA FELINES (554)
(4-6217) [14-11-1,87]          (4-6311) [3-1-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TEERAK HA (553)             21
2. ARENA FELINES (554)          7      THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
3. F BALLS (523)                0      Unchartered Team
4. WIND STORM (321)             0
5. DEATH SQUAD (468)            0      WHITE STORM (519)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     68  56  4 54.8   1/ 3 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     8  7 0
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (554)       88  81  1 52.1   2/ 1 DOGS OF WAR (115)         7  8 0
 3- 3 F BALLS (523)             61  64  6 48.8   3- 2 F BALLS (523)             5  3 0
 4/ 0 TEERAK HA (553)           21  23  1 47.7   4/ 4 ARENA FELINES (554)       4  1 1
 5- 4*DEATH SQUAD (468)          9  10  0 47.4   5/ 0 TEERAK HA (553)           1  0 0
 6/ 6 DOGS OF WAR (115)        372 560 23 39.9   6- 6*DEATH SQUAD (468)         1  4 0
 7- 7*WIND STORM (321)           0   5  0  0.0   7- 7*WIND STORM (321)          0  3 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 541): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 549): HEARTS of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 545): FORK BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): SAMANTHA FOX of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 548): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 545): PINK NOSE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 540): SADIE of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 530): SCYTHE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLIVE OYL of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): GROUCHO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 482): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 430): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 205): NICKLEBACK of MILLENIUM METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 379): DIED of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 170): 2 PHAT 2 of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 423): BOB, ETERNAL of SANDS OF TIME from CLIFFHOME (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 541): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 549): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 545): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): SPORTS GREATS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 548): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 545): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 540): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 530): D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 482): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 430): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 205): none
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 379): LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 170): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 423): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 544): ALL LICKERED UP of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): NORLE PARTH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
               (turn 543): HOFFA of JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLIVE OYL of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): GROUCHO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
                  (turn 493): HARANDUR of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 481): KANGAROO LIFEBOAT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 429): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 204): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          WIMPIRA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (170): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of JHELUM!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  DOGS OF WAR were a bunch of 
dogs after THE SHALLOWSHIP got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  What's 
with PUY?  She actually beat DOGS OF WAR's EPIMONIDAS, and walked away with 21 more 
points from the fight.  Laughs were big at TEERAK HA while they watched PUY clobber 
EPIMONIDAS.  He lost 17 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
Har har har!  Did FORK BALL wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not Duelmaster 
anymore.  I'm sure JHELUM is excited about LEGALASS, the new Duelmaster from THE 
SHALLOWSHIP.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be 
nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses 
of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     Warriors of JHELUM unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior has 
met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEGALASS 6217                14  11  1    87       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FORK BALL 6244               10   1  0    97       F BALLS (523)
-GETS LAST LICKS 5768         19  15  0    94       ARENA FELINES (554)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BORE-O-ME 6216               14  11  1    84       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-CAT TUSION 5769              12  19  0    81       ARENA FELINES (554)
 SCANDALF 6219                12  13  0    69       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOWARD 6289                   8   4  1    62       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 PUY 5764                      5   2  0    59       TEERAK HA (553)
 GIMLET 6218                  15  10  2    57       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268             8   9  1    54       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 ARAGANT 6220                 13  11  0    50       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-DECAPITATOR 4959              4   1  0    41       DEATH SQUAD (468)
 EPIMONIDAS 5683               8   5  0    37       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-FLY BALL 6291                 5   1  0    36       F BALLS (523)
-FOOT BALL 6305                4   0  0    34       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CATNIPIT 6311                 3   1  0    26       ARENA FELINES (554)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNIBAL 5715                 4   9  0    23       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-MAM 6053                      2   2  0    20       TEERAK HA (553)
-PIXIE 3377                    0   1  0    17       WIND STORM (321)
 CHALLON 6304                  2   3  0    12       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-SERIAL KILLER 4957            2   2  0    12       DEATH SQUAD (468)
-NOK 6032                      1   4  0     7       TEERAK HA (553)
-BAD TRANS OP 6312             1   0  0     7       DEATH SQUAD (468)
-AM 6055                       1   3  0     6       TEERAK HA (553)
-WOMAN SCORNED 4958            1   2  0     5       DEATH SQUAD (468)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLUNT TRAUMA 4962             0   3  0     3       DEATH SQUAD (468)
-KIRSTAN 3378                  0   2  0     2       WIND STORM (321)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bore-O-Me -- You said it, not me! -- Jimmy Custer
P.S.  Actually, I find this whole "war" thing boring.  It all comes down to kill-or-
be-killed, and where can you go from there?  No options, no clever possibilities.
Just kill or be killed.  Bah.

Aragant -- Have you considered trading names with your teammate mentioned just
previously?  His name would fit you much better than your own, which is, however, not
so bad. -- Howard
P.S.  I just hope a high wind comes along and capsizes your shallow ship.

Gimlet -- That's a drink of some kind, isn't it?  I'll take one!  I'll take two, and
have a couple yourself.  Better to drink than fight, eh? -- Epimonidas
P.S.  Within reason.

Fly Ball -- Fly farther, fly faster, and don't bounce back.  Go. -- Hannibal

Pixie -- If that's all you could learn from someone of my superb teaching ability,
then you DESERVED to lose.  In fact, you deserve to lose again, and I would be glad
to oblige. -- Challon, Teacher First Class

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LEGALASS bested M. CHARDINEE in a 5 minute Title fight.
BORE-O-ME devastated JIMMY CUSTER in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
SCANDALF was savagely defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 3 minute fight.
ARAGANT was viciously subdued by HOWARD in a 2 minute gory fight.
GIMLET demolished HANNIBAL in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
EPIMONIDAS was vanquished by PUY in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
CATNIPIT viciously subdued CHALLON in a action packed 3 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   4 -  0      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  11 -  2      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 546 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         2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      LEGALASS 6217              14  11  1   87 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216             14  11  1   84 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
AIMED BLOW       GIMLET 6218                15  10  2   57 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
TOTAL PARRY      ARAGANT 6220               13  11  0   50 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
WALL OF STEEL    EPIMONIDAS 5683             8   5  0   37 DOGS OF WAR (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LEGALASS 6217.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CATNIPIT 6311.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOWARD 6289, SCANDALF 
6219, PUY 5764, CHALLON 6304, LEGALASS 6217, BORE-O-ME 6216, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, 
GIMLET 6218, EPIMONIDAS 5683, and ARAGANT 6220.

The least popular fighter this week was HANNIBAL 5715.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARAGANT 6220, EPIMONIDAS 5683, GIMLET 6218, JIMMY CUSTER 6268, 
BORE-O-ME 6216, LEGALASS 6217, CHALLON 6304, PUY 5764, SCANDALF 6219, and HOWARD 
6289.