DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/13/2006    Duedate: 06/26/2006

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-551

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FORK BALL
F BALLS (523)
(4-6244) [12-1-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FORK BALL                      HONOR
F BALLS (523)                  LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
(4-6244) [12-1-0,116]          (4-5506) [3-0-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERILIA                        SWAYTHE
BLADES OF MIST (253)           BLADES OF MIST (253)
(4-5193) [20-12-2,105]         (4-5253) [7-8-0,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. F BALLS (523)               35
2. LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)      18      THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
3. DOGS OF WAR (115)            2      Unchartered Team
4. BLADES OF MIST (253)         1
5. LOTHLORIEN (579)             0      LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)     7   3  0 70.0   1/ 1 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)    10  5 0
 2/ 2 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     85  64  4 57.0   2/ 2 BLADES OF MIST (253)      6  4 0
 3/ 3 BLADES OF MIST (253)     314 296 23 51.5   3/ 4 F BALLS (523)             4  2 0
 4/ 4 F BALLS (523)             66  67  6 49.6   4/ 3 DOGS OF WAR (115)         4 11 0
 5- 5 LOTHLORIEN (579)          41  51  3 44.6   5/ 0*LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)    3  0 0
 6/ 6 DOGS OF WAR (115)        382 575 23 39.9   6- 5 LOTHLORIEN (579)          3  2 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 546): TERCERO ENCANTO of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 430): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 554): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 550): SCANDALF of THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 549): IAN of I HEART BALLS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 553): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 551): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 545): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 537): JOSH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 536): TUSK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 510): PALADIN of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 500): ZIPPO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 221): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Management, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 487): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 436): GRAPE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 208): DANI of JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 196): BRANA GOREFANG of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 384): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): MADKAWRAW'S LAW of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 429): HITZ of 4-LETTER DOCTORS from DWES EG (TUM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 546): LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 430): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 554): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 550): THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 549): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 553): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 551): BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 545): CHILDREN OF INTI (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 537): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 536): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 510): ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 500): INQUISITION CLONES (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 221): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 487): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 436): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 208): JANIX (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 196): VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 384): CHAOS ENFORCERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 429): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 547): MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 551): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 537): BARITUS of VINCERE AUT MORI (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
                (turn 536): LOAF of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            ARMPIT CANDY of STREET PIZZA (TUM, mgr.)
                            PLANKWALKER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 536): TUSK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 487): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): GRANDMASTER of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JHELUM!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  FUZZ BALL caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested EPIMONIDAS and was awarded 18 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SERILIA put down BORE-O-ME, 
causing him to lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  Who here was not 
present for the title fight this week as FORK BALL boldly challenged SCANDALF in 
order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  The city has turned out in honor of FORK 
BALL, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the 
city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In JHELUM "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  BLADES OF MIST is feared.  This much I can say. 
If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of F 
BALLS last week.  Busy avoiding BLADES OF MIST?  Loose talk at the arena has reached 
my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after SWAYTHE.  
Watch your back!  I cannot but express pride for the fearlessness of ARAGANT who cast 
caution to the winds and challenged SWAYTHE, a fighter 26 points higher.  I must 
admit to some joy.  Before my very eyes the underdog in this contest, ARAGANT, 
defeated SWAYTHE to claim victory and recognition.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORK BALL 6244               12   1  0   116       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERILIA 5193                 20  12  2   105       BLADES OF MIST (253)
-RAEL 5225                    15   5  1   103       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 SCANDALF 6219                16  14  0    93       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BORE-O-ME 6216               17  13  1    83       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 ARAGANT 6220                 17  12  0    78       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 LEGALASS 6217                17  13  1    76       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 GIMLET 6218                  18  12  2    72       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 SWAYTHE 5253                  7   8  0    70       BLADES OF MIST (253)
-EMILLE 5357                   8   6  0    69       BLADES OF MIST (253)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOWARD 6289                   9   8  1    61       DOGS OF WAR (115)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHALLON 6304                  6   4  0    53       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 FUZZ BALL 6299                3   0  0    51       F BALLS (523)
 JIMMY CUSTER 6268             9  13  1    50       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 EPIMONIDAS 5683              10   8  0    38       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-CELEBORN 6259                 5   6  0    36       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-FOOT BALL 6305                4   0  0    34       F BALLS (523)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNIBAL 5715                 6  12  0    33       DOGS OF WAR (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONOR 5506                    3   0  0    17       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
-GALADRIEL 6270                3   2  0    15       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 GLORY 5509                    2   1  0    15       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
-ETHERIAL 6303                 2   1  0     9       LOTHLORIEN (579)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PATIENCE 5508                 2   1  0     9       LEGION OF VIRTUE (526)
 FIVE BALL 6314                0   1  0     5       F BALLS (523)
-NENJA 6323                    0   1  0     1       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-ROGUE 6322                    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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fuzz Ball -- Darned little upstart!  If I'd had you in the Alps, I'd've given you
what-for! -- Hannibal

Bore-O-Me -- Wake me up when it's over.  I'm too bored to keep my eyes open. --
Howard

Aragant -- You think you're just something really wonderful, don't you?  (sigh)  You
are. -- Challon
P.S.  I wonder about you a lot.

Gimlet -- If I were to get you into the wabe, would you gymble? -- Epimonidas

Emille -- Wretched woman!  I was hoping to have the only win on our team this time,
but you scuttled that one.  Darn. -- Jimmy Custer

Aragant -- Big fat greasy ones, or little skinny squirmy ones, or which kind? --
Challon

Scandalf -- But staring at Gimlet makes my eyes hurt! -- Howard

Aragant -- Like I get a choice?  Oh, HA. -- Hannibal

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FORK BALL devastated SCANDALF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
ARAGANT unbelievably bested SWAYTHE in a 4 minute expert's Challenge battle.
BORE-O-ME was demolished by SERILIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
LEGALASS defeated HOWARD in a 1 minute fight.
GIMLET demolished JIMMY CUSTER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CHALLON vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
EPIMONIDAS was overpowered by FUZZ BALL in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
HANNIBAL handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GLORY vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PATIENCE won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 5 minute novice's duel.
HONOR defeated FIVE BALL in a 3 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   2 -  1      78  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  10 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |

Turn 551 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         1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  FORK BALL 6244             12   1  0  116 F BALLS (523)
PARRY-STRIKE     SERILIA 5193               20  12  2  105 BLADES OF MIST (253)
BASHING ATTACK   SCANDALF 6219              16  14  0   93 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
STRIKING ATTACK  BORE-O-ME 6216             17  13  1   83 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
TOTAL PARRY      ARAGANT 6220               17  12  0   78 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
PARRY-LUNGE      LEGALASS 6217              17  13  1   76 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
AIMED BLOW       GIMLET 6218                18  12  2   72 THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
WALL OF STEEL    EPIMONIDAS 5683            10   8  0   38 DOGS OF WAR (115)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SERILIA 5193.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SWAYTHE 5253.  The ten other most popular fighters were FUZZ BALL 6299, HONOR 
5506, SERILIA 5193, FIVE BALL 6314, FORK BALL 6244, LEGALASS 6217, GIMLET 6218, 
CHALLON 6304, GLORY 5509, and BORE-O-ME 6216.

The least popular fighter this week was PATIENCE 5508.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JIMMY CUSTER 6268, HOWARD 6289, ARAGANT 6220, SCANDALF 6219, HANNIBAL 
5715, EPIMONIDAS 5683, BORE-O-ME 6216, GLORY 5509, CHALLON 6304, and GIMLET 6218.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LAZAR WOLF 1169 (175-115-3)            8  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
CUNNING FOX 3906 (178-78-3)            5  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
CRYSTALSONG 1078 (142-105-3)           2  3  0         MAURAUDERS           
EXCARBAY 968 (122-124-5)               1  4  0         MAURAUDERS           

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLOATING SWISS 4461 (57-48-4)          9  3  0         THINGSINPUG'SCOOLER  
STANLEY'S CUP 5443 (28-5-0)            3  3  0         SPORTZ!              

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHASM OF IGNORANCE 4186 (24-10-0)      6  3  0         UTOPIA RELIGIOSO     
THRENODY 4557 (39-48-1)                3  3  0         BLADES OF MIST       
BEN WA 4335 (18-3-1)                   2  3  1         LOST SOULS II        
DARK CHAMPION 5689 (29-28-0)           2  3  0         BLACK & BLUE         
DEAD HARE 3288 (32-0-1)                2  3  0         THE BAD BUNNIES      

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VAGABOND 6049 (11-5-0)                 9  3  0         SEA DOGS             
CAT TUSION 5769 (12-19-0)              5  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
ABHORRENCE 5568 (13-7-2)               3  3  0         DARK TOADS           
GETS LAST LICKS 5768 (19-15-0)         2  3  0         ARENA FELINES        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EMILLE 5357 (6-6-0)                    3  3  0         BLADES OF MIST       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PUY 5764 (5-2-0)                       7  3  0         TEERAK HA            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLETCH 5335 (0-0-0)                    5  2  0  DEAD   FUNNY AS HELL        
SILK 6231 (4-3-0)                      2  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FOOT BALL 6305 (4-0-0)                 8  3  0         F BALLS              

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUCKY 6315 (0-0-0)                     5  3  0         ARENA FELINES        

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MICHAEL COOPER 5943 (24-8-1)           1  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2  

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RAEL 5225 (15-5-1)                     0  3  0         BLADES OF MIST       

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SWAYTHE 5253 (5-7-0)                   1  3  0         BLADES OF MIST       

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLY BALL 6291 (5-1-0)                  0  3  0         F BALLS              

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FUZZ BALL 6299 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         F BALLS              

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CADDYSHACK 5338 (0-0-0)                6  3  0         FUNNY AS HELL        
FIVE BALL 6314 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         F BALLS